Sunday, September 3, 2017

Peaceful Pennsylvania postcard

Labor Day Weekend Postcard Blogathon #9

For this wonderfully quiet Sunday morning, here's a mid-century linen postcard labeled "State Highway, Pennsylvania." Wouldn't you love to get out on that road this morning, with no other cars in either direction? (Windows down. No AC or heat allowed.)

Beautiful Pennsylvania has a lot of roads like this, meandering through minor mountains and surrounded by diverse vegetation. Road conditions will vary greatly, of course. And the roads won't be empty. Please watch out for deer, possums and woodchucks.

While this postcard looks like a generic stretch of highway you might find in 1,000 different corners of the state, a slightly different version of the card is labeled "A Scene Between Henryville And Tannersville, Pocono Mts., Pa." (Both of those are unincorporated communities in Monroe County, as is a spot called Gravel Place.)

This card was mailed to Union, New Jersey, with a two-cent red Jefferson stamp. It was postmarked at 3 p.m. on July 10, 1958, in Union Dale, Pennsylvania.

The cursive note on the back states:
Hello Grandparents!
Well it sure is beat beautiful here. So quiet, restful, but who wants to rest? Joey catching fish, Andy talking to his arthirits [sic], me reading.
Helen & Andy

Finally, for the record, this is a "Colourpicture" Publication printed in Boston, Massachusetts. It was published by The Mebane Greeting Card Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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