Usually they are casual notes sharing a nice trip, a quick hello, or a reminder that you are in their thoughts and prayers.
Sometimes a postcard can be more like True Confessions Magazine. It's hard to believe someone would put it all out there for the mail-carrier, let alone anyone else to see...but it happens!
My sister found this postcard while cleaning out an estate, she coincidentally is also a mail-carrier and takes extra interest in any old mail....
She told me, "Trust me your mail-carrier knows what's going on in your home!" From birthday, and sympathy cards, court-papers, past due bills and of course postcards, all these items are a glimpse of the comings and goings in your house. I just mention this so you'll be extra nice to your carrier at Christmas....lol
Many of you may be aware of Post Secret an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. That's what I was reminded of when I read this 1985 postcard from Jr to his Grandmom.
I have some rather bad news. I'm on the run again. Where I'll go, I don't know but in all likely hood I'll leave the country, if they don't stop me first. My parole officer found out I was staying with a guy who had himself just gotten out of prison and he sent the cops after me. I had no choice but to run. I'm not going back to prison again as long as I live. If I had had somewhere else to stay I would have but I didn't. I'm really sorry grandmom. Look I'll keep in touch when I can. I love you very much.
Whatever happened to Jr?
Did he make it to Canada?
Did he get caught and go back to jail?
Did he fabricate the whole story so Grandmom would send him money to escape?
I kinda like Jr, who wouldn't like a guy that loves his grandmom....don't we all have a relative sorta like Jr....I hope he cleaned up his act and made good for his Grandmom's sake.