Sunday, June 27, 2010

Christmas in July

I bought a used copy online of Junior Miss, by Sally Benson, thinking it might be a good book for my other blog, The Paris Hat. When I opened it this is what fell out. It was sent by a George A. Paris of the 286th Signal Corps from the Italian front in November 1943.
Google suggests that this is probably the same George A. Paris who died in Manchester, New Hampshire in January 1998 at age 82. According to his obituary he worked in a shoe factory and at a meat counter. He had 6 children and 25 grandchildren. Like many people in Manchester he was of French-Canadian descent, which probably accounts for the spelling mistakes in his postcard.
I could probably find out more through the magic of the internet, but I already feel like a snoop.


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I absolutely love to get surprise glimpses into the past, into a life from another era. That is so cool that you got a bonus with your book.
Ha, my word verification is mandeway....Makes me think of the line, "Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again..."

Laura Canon said...

Such a great opening line!

Mary Aalgaard said...

That is SO cool!