Dear Mr. Underwood,
 Rose 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.
July 1904

© 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’

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  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!

    1. 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.

    1. 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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