Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 1950 Postcard from Grandma

"These roads in the east keep one guessing for there are so many that go over, under and around.  Parking is nil ... and traffic is a continuous stream."
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company c1945 postcard
Gladys to M/M HH Uible sent Oct. 1950 while visiting CJU's sister 
Serena and nephew Leslie Reynolds
As you can see Grandma wasted no space, writing in three different directions except for the direction of the addressee.  Transcription follows:

Sat. 9PM.  We are now in Cambridge Mass.  Left Serena's at 7:45 came by Providence R.I. arriving at Leslie's at 1 PM.  Had quite a time finding his street.  We have a very nice room 4 blocks away.  Leslie and Joan took us out to see the school etc. this afternoon.  There are many historical places near.  These roads in the east keep one guessing for there are so many that go over, under and around.  Parking is nil unless you know and traffic is a continuous stream.  Give Catherine [and think of her yet unborn siblings] a hug for us. Love, Mother  [Written on top upside down:] Dad has your letter.  [Written sideways in addressee part:] Mrs. Ballantyne have a good visit with J-H. [Lucie with Jean, Harold]

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Serena Uible Reynolds 1884-1963, sister of CJU, married Leslie Clinton Reynolds 1878-1924.  Leslie Jr. 1922-1998, had four older sisters: Helen (1910-1963), Marjorie (1912-1994), Serena (1914-1968), and Lucile (1916-2009).

2 comments:

Mary Crowson said...

I'm thinking this must have been when Les was at Harvard...interesting story!

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

After Mary's comment, realized there were several errors in this post which have now been corrected. Those include Aunt Serena's birth year (1884 not 1882) and adding a death date for her daughter, Lucile.

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