July 1904

Dear Mr. Underwood
Rose Cottage…how good
that sounds far from the Strand
London bridge and our grand
old city. Hope you like this card
sending by way of a safeguard
for our usual holiday away at
Margate. Put out the welcome mat
6.15 at the railway
See you Saturday

Yours sincerely
Sidney H.G.

© Laura Granby 2016

I have 3 albums of postcards that my grandfather collected as a boy from 1904-10. This London bridge he would have crossed countless times before it was sold in 1971 & rebuilt in Arizona. He did not finish his postcard to Mr Underwood so I have completed it for Kerry’s poetry challenge: ‘Lets send a postcard’

4 Comments on “Getaway

  1. I love this – the words, the history behind the card… It seems to open up a window on a story as yet untold.
    Also, my own house goes by the name Rose Cottage!


    • what a coincidence Kerry- made for you and your innovative prompt


  2. I LOVE this! Takes me back to the time when written communication was reasonably swift, and the cost not as dear as in these complicated times. Love the postcard too.


    • old fashioned texts – picture postcards for birthday, Christmas and holiday messages – wrote the poem to fit the space which was a challenge in itself!


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