I Am Satisfied



Postcard, dated June 21, 1909.

Printed on the front:

You are the only girl, I ever loved

Written on reverse:

Mr. C. Paddleford
Harpursville NY

I am sorry that you think I would stop corresponding with you if I would start with some one else, never would I do anything like that.

As long as you want to exchange with me I am satisfied.

E.S.

Found in "Eight French Stories" edited by Edward Manley. Published by Allyn and Bacon, 1920.

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10 comments:

MrCachet said...

In love is more like it...

Michael said...

The odd thing, though, is that the postcard is addressed to a Mr.

Ellen said...

What an interesting post card, and with a mystery! It's also interesting that in 1909 no address or zip code was needed in Harpursville, NY.

heidenkind said...

Aw! So romantic.

Moonshadow said...

Being curious I did a census search for a Paddleford in Harpursville NY. I came up with a Charles in Broome NY, 16.7 miles away. He was 26 in 1910. One possibility...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ofsAN0QJkwA/TayMA-k8s5I/AAAAAAAAHps/ql_TLQit_-0/s1600/paddleford.jpg

The English Teacher said...

Ellen, zip codes didn't come along until MY lifetime!
Is no one else bothered by the unnecessary comma? Perhaps it's just an English teacher thing.....

I do like the picture on the card, though.

Michael said...

I kind of like the comma. It breaks it into two ideas:

You are the only girl.

You are the only girl I ever loved.

Crosby Kenyon said...

The whole thing does let in a few questions, doesn't it? It has a unique charm, some mystery and, in this age of emails and tweets, is a little melancholy.

CĂ©lia Costa (Celly) said...

Lovely words, so romantic !

shushie said...

The unnecessary comma bothers me also (former English teacher), but otherwise it is quite romantic.

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