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.


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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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