Many of our relatives, particularly those who were in the military during World War I and World War II, have old post cards that reflect society at the time. You could argue, of course, that the mere fact that wars were being fought during the periods referenced demonstrates that the world was never a kinder, gentler place, but the utter crudeness and lack of civility in discourse was certainly at a lower level back then.
My mother-in-law recently gave Melanie a stack of postcards that her brother (Melanie's uncle) sent while he was in the U.S. Army at the beginning of WWII.
Yeah, this is a bit off-topic, but a lot of people like seeing the old post cards.
Here are a few links to pages I have regarding my days of yore:
- My Southern Senior High School Yearbook (Harwood, Maryland)
- My neighborhood, Holly Hill Harbor
- My photos of earlier times
- Parole Plaza in Annapolis, Maryland
Posted December 28, 2012