Added Joys

Click for larger pictureAnniversary telegram, dated Jun 25th, 1938:

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY MAY EACH NEW ONE BRING ADDED JOYS. =
GERTRUDE MORGAN

Found in "Lanterns in the Night" by Paul Eldridge. Published by Haldeman-Julius, Girard, Kansas, 1945.

ED: Telegrams are great - can you still send them? Before I die, I'd like to get a telegram.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the last telegram was sent by Western Union in January 2006. You almost could have had your chance. But you waited just a few years too long....

In the final year of service, only 20,000 telegrams were sent.

I also was a little sad that they disappeared.

Anonymous said...

There's substitutes.

http://www.retro-gram.com/

http://www.itelegram.com/

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

You can send an ARRL Radiogram via your local amateur radio operator, but it lacks the romance of an old Western Union one. It might end up that someone just calls you on the phone a reads a message to you.

unmoderated said...

thanks, guys.

New rules: please send all blog comments in the form of a telegram.

JONL said...

As I understand it, itelegram.com is the only place that will hand-deliver a telegram. I've only sent one in my life: to Hank Aaron the night he hit No. 715. I got a mailgram back a few days later saying thanks. I still have it somewhere.

unmoderated said...

that's awesome.

HereBeDragons said...

I've always wanted to receive a telegram and I never did. It seems so Old Hollywood (all those old movies I watch).

I've also never received an aerogram (which the US Postal Service has also stopped selling).

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