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Monday, November 28, 2011

Flashback Monday: A Threatening Time-Traveling Postcard?

Via the fancy, and very interesting, Daily Postcard blog comes this oddly threatening -- and vaguely anachronistic -- message from 1909:

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In case you can't read it, here's the message:
Dear Friend
I have been to church every night I could and I think I have got my sins forgiven very well by this time. I feel like a chritan any way. I don't no how I look. Well I sopose to-morrow will ind your time in Roseburg for a while. Well of course you can do as you can do as you please but I see your finish if you go back to Reston. I will sing off hoping to hear from you soon. Alee P.
"Your finish if you go back to Reston" sounds like a threat, doesn't it? Or, given that the postcard was written in 1909, maybe it's a veiled warning about attempting to defy the laws of physics. But then look at the front of the card:

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Okay, now we're mostly just creeped out. Maybe that's just how they do things in Manitoba.

Of course, this still only ranks second in pathetic Reston-themed mash notes.

1 comment:

  1. Kelsey Grammar & Tori SpellingNovember 28, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Hmmmn..judging from the grammar and spelling, I'd say the writer was the first student to take Advanced Placement English at South Lakes High.


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