Saturday, February 9, 2019

Saturday's postcard:
"My Old Log Cabin"

This extremely creased postcard, with the caption "My Old Log Cabin" on the front, was postmarked on February 16, 1928, in Tampa, Florida. On that date, headlines on the front page of The Tampa Daily Times included:

  • Spokane Air Derby Winner Enroute Here
  • Kress Plans 3 New Stores for Florida
  • 2 Bombs Hurled in Chicago War
  • Over Zealous Cymbal Players Are Curbed
  • Death Rings Down Curtain for Eddie Foy

The postcard was mailed to Mr. Dorr E. Prouty of Fort Ann, New York. Dorr was seven years old when he received this postcard. He was born on May 30, 1920, in Fort Ann and died on November 4, 2008, according to his obituary on

He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and spent time as a farmer, mechanic and truck driver. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion and was also a member of the Adirondack Bluegrass League.

The message on this postcard states:
Tampa, Fla.
Tell Papa & Momma I am here for a few days. This is certainly a fine climate. The people here are all planting their gardens now.

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