Do I really wish you were here? Maybe! And then maybe not! But these are words which will resonate with anybody who went on vacation during the 1960s and 1970s. Postcards arriving from Italy, Atlantic City, New York, or from anywhere in the world reassured us we were missed.
Writing postcards was an important part of any holiday at that time. I remember sometimes I sent as many as 15 + cards. No, I didn’t think ‘what a drag’. I liked to do it, because I knew my friends were waiting for them. And when I had forgotten somebody I had a lot of explaining to do when I came home.
I am going on vacation next week and a friend just told me, “Be in touch – you know on Facebook – I can see where you are, if you are having a good time, and how the food is.”
Postcards didn’t show what we ate and once dropped into a mailbox we could enjoy our vacation without Facebook hounding us for more news.
I think here is a generation gap?
I will be away for three weeks and will try to stay in touch – please check back here or on my – yes, Facebook page. Happy July!
And never forget – A Smile Changes Everything
2 thoughts on “WISH YOU WERE HERE!”
I remember writing dozens of postcards too … and my daughter has carried on the tradition. Every time she travels to a new country, she sends postcards to her family, including her teenage cousin, who just might be the next “postcard sending in training”! Hope you have a wonderful vacation, Brigitte!
Thank you .How wonderful to know that there still live people in the world .
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