Thursday, February 20, 2014

1974 MV's NYC postcard -Feb

If this postcard from MV to Grandma was mailed, it didn't get postmarked.  Though I had assumed it was written in Feb. 1974 (possibly en route to New Hampshire and Maine), we have evidence in other correspondence that Roberta did not go on that trip, and John did.  Therefore, this card was not written in February 1974 but we will look at it now and appreciate Mary's postcard to her grandmother, Gladys Hiestand Uible.  

The 8¢ postage rate for postcards was valid from March 2, 1974 until September 14, 1975 when the rate was reduced to 7¢ until December 31, 1975 when it went up to 9¢.  Transcription follows.
New York City skyscraper dining at Top of the Six postcard - mailed 197?
Captioned: Dining atop a New York skyscraper is exciting by day and by night.  TOP OF THE SIX'S world famous restaurant affords a panoramic view of Fifth Avenue and Central Park and features fine foods and wines [on the] 39th floor.

[undated and not postmarked]

Dear Grandma,
Hi!  We are in New York, eating at Top Of The Sixes.  (Mom, Bert & I)  We went in F.A.O. Schwartz & Hallmark this morning.  Dad is Fine.  Tell John Hi!
Love, Mary Va.

2 comments:

Mary Crowson said...

This sounds like Roberta's India trip---I think maybe we went to NY to pick her up or send her off??? That's the only time I remember going to FAO Schwartz...???

Mary Crowson said...

This sounds like Roberta's India trip---I think maybe we went to NY to pick her up or send her off??? That's the only time I remember going to FAO Schwartz...???

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