I got your letter today and it is a dandy. The candy you sent me was swell and I liked it very much. am glad to hear that you are better again. There are no blood suckers here but we have some nice big crabs and they can pinch hard enough to make you squel. I am feeling fine and dandy. Well so long. will see you again.
I could be wrong, but I don’t believe MN has crabs. Uncle Vic sent two vintage postcards from Maryland; a third from St. Paul, MN. He must have been vacationing on the Maryland coast as there are crabs there. Wonder what he meant by blood suckers. I can be reasonably sure he wasn’t referring to vampires.
What makes this and the previous two vintage postcards darling, is he addresses the second one “Dear Little Helen”. Uncle Vic is a doting uncle.
Confusing Dates and Postmarks
The message dates and the postmarks are a little confusing. The first vintage postcard was written Sep 3rd, 1918 and posted Nov 4th, 1918 from Maryland. The second one was written Sep 5th, 1918 and posted Nov 9th, 1918 from St. Paul, MN. The third vintage postcard was written Oct 31st, 1918 (Halloween) and posted Nov 1st, 1918 from Maryland. It is likely Helen received the third postcard prior to the second postcard. I am also wondering why Uncle Vic wrote them so far in advance.
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p.s. Vic spelled sqel wrong. It is spelled squeal.