Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 17, 1954 Europe Trip

Spending a few days in New York City before crossing the ocean to Europe, Harold and Jean visit relatives but pass up the chance to be TV stars.  Transcription follows.

Captioned: Close-Up view of Statue of Liberty, New York City
The Statue of Liberty, Hostess to the World, in a striking view.  The Statue, designed by August Bartholdi, a gift of the French People to the USA, stands on Bedloe's Island* in New York Harbor.
Postmarked March 18, 1954, New York, NY
to Catherine & Roberta c/o Oscar Johnson

Weds. Mar. 17
Mommy and Daddy almost got on "Double or Nothing" today if we had been staying over thru Friday would have.  Went out to Cousin Luna and Bob Herron's for dinner tonite.  Also with their 3 children.  Real windy here and our winter coats feel extra good.  Getting things in order to sail in the big ship on Friday.  Love & Kisses, M&D
Double or Nothing was a TV game show which aired 1952-1954, and was hosted by Bert Parks.

In 1956 an act of Congress changed the name of Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island.

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