Venezia [Venice] The Island of St. George - postcard mailed July 1972
1972 Roberta's postcard from Venezia (Venice) - July 8
July 8, 1972
Hi! am now in Florence - but still had this post-card of Venice! Had a busy day - morning we got all the Italian Art & culture; then this afternoon went shopping - bought a leather purse for myself & also one for you, Mom.
Please get an appointment for me at the eye doctors in Wilmington - ok?
I bought some mineral water today – sure does taste different than regular water!! We go to Rome tomorrow - to see the Pope!! (ho, Hum!) Love, Bert
Rome postcard - mailed July 1972
1972 Roberta's Rome postcard - July 12
July 12, 1972
Hi! Grandma –
Went to the Vatican this morning & guess who we saw? The POPE!! [That would have been Pope Paul VI, who was Pope from 1963-1978] But we weren't very close. He rattled off for about a half of an hour in Italian – so we didn't get much out of his message!
also went thru the Vatican museum this morning - saw the present that Pres. Nixon gave the Pope - some kind of bird made out of China. To Naples today. – Love, Bert