July 31, 2010
On a positively postcard note, I’ve noticed quite a few of them in the mail lately. Exotic pictures are trans-versing the globe, along with unusual sights and sentiments ranging from hilarious to touching: “I love you”! (Yes, the postman glances at cards as he looks at the address and what catches his eye). What a fun, slower way to connect with a handwritten short note or doodle.
Today I happened across, Ringo Starr’s new book Postcards from the Boys. Ringo saved his postcards from the other Fab 3 and friends. John, Paul and George would often send a quick sketch or a lyric from a song. Like boys at summer camp, their messages to each other are heartwarming and very nostalgic.
The postcard I’m sending you today is from the Savin Rock Museum in West Haven, CT. Back in the early 1900’s, there was a huge amusement park at the beach in West Haven, CT (USA). Evidently, it was larger and more spectacular than Coney Island! It dazzled and amused throngs of people for about 70 odd years. The Museum is a glorious memorial to the amusement park hosting a vast array of original artifacts. It was definitely a “time travel” experience! For information: savinrockmuseum.com