A postcard a day, from a large collection of postcards received, sent to me by me, and/or collected over the last 30+ years.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Newsflash! A second mystery sender, albeit probably just a flash in the pan.
Long time readers know I have been the lucky recipient of postcards from a Mystery Sender. This Mystery Sender sent me postcards on an almost daily basis, at least through my year of posting daily, and has continued to do so intermittently since then, signing all postcards with the signature "Peace". Very occasionally, the Mystery Sender will post a comment, always under "anonymous". S/he is capable of encouragement, taunting, melancholy and humor, and I find myself missing the more frequent postcards. [Note: for new readers, you can find some of the Mystery Sender cards here (a Mystery Sender comment), here (an informational card in the "Food Series"), here (the original Mystery Sender post), here (in which I attempt to decipher the Mystery Sender code and (as informed in a later postcard), failed miserably), and here (the taunting). If you search "Mystery Sender" on my blog, you can find several more.]
So, lo and behold, a couple of weeks ago the above postcard appears in the mail, with the message "A mysterious monument from a mystery sender! I just came across your blog and thought you might like a postcard sent out of the blue......" I'm pretty sure this is not the Mystery Sender in disguise. I have no idea if this Mystery Sender II is aware of the original Mystery Sender or not.
All I do know is I like it!
P.S. Today is my cousin Locke's birthday. Happy Birthday, cuz!
I've been sending and receiving postcards for over 30 years. When I travel, I send a postcard to myself, even if it's just a one day business trip. I badger my friends to send me postcards when they go on trips. I collected postcard ads from those free postcard dispensers, that used to be found near bathrooms and phone booths in public places around the world. I have a scrapbook of postcards, sent between 1902 and 1905 to my great grandfather from an aunt, who appears to have been traveling extensively around Europe. First post: July 5, 2009