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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Crazy as Usual


A postcard sent by my father to his father and family, with a hand-coloured photo of the Bonneville Salt Flats. To lend even more authenticity, a packet of SALT from Great Salt Lake, Utah, was sewn to the card by Apex Novelty, S.L. City. I'm surprised the packet stayed attached as it went through the mail system. Probably there was less mechanised processing in those days.

Text:
TERRIFIC SPEEDS SET -- ONE 230 MPH ONE WAY -- MOTORCYCLISTS RAN IN BATHING SUITS
CRAZY AS USUAL

Sent to G.R. Falk & Family
4046 Llewellyn
Milwaukie Oregon

The postmark is only partially imprinted, as they often are -- the year is plainly 1951, the month and date may be September 7, and the hour was 6pm. I can't quite decipher the town in the postmark -- could be Wendover, Utah.

"And now for something completely different," -- Bohica time, daylight saving time is nigh. Got to allow extra light for Abner to grow and harvest the barley.

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