In keeping with my flashback to the past through old postcards (you can see the previous installment here), I thought I would share another vintage postcard from my collection. It appears to be sent in June of 1927. Making the front of this postcard kind of scandalous.
I like it all ready.
This is the front of the postcard. In the corner, you can see the sender has put a name on it. It says, “Lois.”
Lois was ScandaLois.
And I wish I could have known her! ; )
This is the back of the postcard:
“I guess you will sure be crazy to get this card. How did you get over the party?
But on the top right hand corner, the sender has also put the words, “ha ha” before he/she addressed the card to “Miss Lois.” There was obviously a last name, but I blacked that out. No need to embarrass Lois any further.
So, let’s do some guessing. Shall we? It is the most fun.
These are the things we know:
In 1927 Lois went to a party. I am not thinking that the woman in the chair is actually Lois, but we should examine her further.
She is holding an umbrella.
She liked to sit in a chair the wrong way.
In a dress.
She is holding an umbrella. I realize I all ready said this, but it bears repeating.
She looks like she is still at a party.
Or feeling the affects of a party.
And the chair is on a sheepskin rug. This, my dears, is my favorite part.
Or the umbrella.
Or the tipsy girl in the chair.
And then Lois’s world collided with “Me” and I have to wonder if she “sure was crazy to get this card.” Or if she all ready was crazy. Or if the sender was crazy. That “ha ha” inserted into the corner is kind of disturbing. Well, as is getting a card in the mail with two sentences sent from “me.” And the front of the card having an obviously demented woman with the only headline being, “I want some one to love me.” And then your name next to that line. Well, it is either a cute little joke or just plain creepy. The sender obviously wanted her to know it was a joke with the “ha ha” inscribed in the corner. But that just ends up being slightly disturbing as well.
I like it.
Did Lois ever really hold an umbrella, sitting in a chair backwards on a sheepskin rug while reading a postcard and getting over a hangover?
We will never know.
But I like to think, yes.