News and notes from Reston (tm).

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:

Dont Go Back To Reston.jpeg
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:

Creepy pic new.jpg

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.

    ReplyDelete

(If you don't see comments for some reason, click here).