These postal cards from the 1970's have been removed from a scrapbook kept by the boys "Pitzi (term of endearment meaning small or tiny) Grandma". Luckily she used rubber cement to mount the cards - not so lucky the cement turned yellow with age and stained them. The cards come from an era that today's younger generation cannot fathom: there were no computers, telephone calls were charged by the minute (no broadband - quite expensive), instead of cell phones we had frequent pay phones available (a call from Cape Cod took a pocketful of quarters). The preferred method of communication was the written word in letters and (the evidence on this page) postal cards - conveniently called "penny postal cards" which actually cost one cent at the post office, including the postage! Of course the boys' cards are picture postal cards purchased in retail stores. By the 1970's you can see the postage was 8 to 9 cents (compared to today's 29 cents).
August 30, 1973. Of interest, I am sure, mainly to Grandma's and Grandpa's (maybe Mom and Dad) these are postal cards sent by Russell and Randy in the 1970's when they were living in Florida. Reflecting the interests of almost- and teen-agers, they are a fascinating glimpse of those years. Enjoy!
September 13, 1973. An 11 year-old Randy sending a typewritten card.
August 6, 1974. Twelve year old Randy reporting on his financial situation.
November 1, 1974. Randy can stick his "stickers" all over --- except on the furniture!
February 13, 1976
May 20, 1975. A newsy card Randy made himself to bring Pitzi, Gramps and Unc up-to-date.
Original: July 9, 2011.