Back To My Roots

Postcard, dated August 4th, 1961, Jacksonville VT. Front is a photo of Commons, a building on the campus of Bennington College, my alma mater.

I'll do my best to read the handwriting:

Dear Edna,

I was so pleased to hear from Louise that you expect to go abroad this fall. Hope I'll be able to see you before you leave. I've been lively this summer - two weeks in ?? ??? and now three weeks in Vermont with good friends. (Editor: this next sentence looks like complete gibberish to me) Have dressed a lot of bob wear for bable days (????????????) The cottage where I'm staying overlooks a little lake.

Love,
Grace T

Found in "Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka" published by The Modern Library, 1952.

JC offers: "missed a lot of hot uncomfortable days" Looks good to me.

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13 comments:

jc said...

I think it's 'Have missed a lot of uncomfortable days'

jc said...

I mean "missed a lot of hot uncomfortable days"

Michael said...

heh, that sounds a lot better than my guess.

C. Geissler said...

could be "two weeks in Maine," if "uncomfortable days" is on the table.

Courtney said...

I'm going to take a stab and say "ten weeks in Mouse harber [sic]". There's a Mouse Harbor in NC. Awful handwriting.

Ellen said...

I like your version.

Michael said...

Heh, thanks Ellen. I left the original up there for a laugh.

Heather Otrando said...

I think it's "two weeks in ??? earlier" - I can't make out the word before "earlier" though.

_lethe_ said...

I second 'Maine' and 'earlier' and offer 'lucky' instead of 'lively'.

Douglas Michael Massing said...

"Maine earlier", "missed a lot of hot uncomfortable days".

Best to all,
M.

Douglas Michael Massing said...

Sorry, missed my redundancy (doesn't one always?). And yes, "lucky" puts the old tin lid on coherence.

Lynne said...

I have a lot of practice with bad handwriting (don't ask) --
"I've been lively this summer -- ten weeks in Maine earlier now three weeks in Vermont with good friends. Have missed a lot of hot uncomfortable days -- the cottage where I'm staying overlooks a little lake."

Lynne said...

...Actually, on reflection, that probably is "lucky" instead of "lively."

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