This is Sara’s last postcard sent from Minneapolis. (Yet it arrived after the Wall Drug postcard sent from the road?) There were lots of bittersweet feelings, which were also felt by me because I loved their house.
And with a p.s.: We are sending this from Blue Earth—the home of the Jolly Green Giant!”
SKS is on the move! At Wall Drug, she and Shawn bought iced cake donuts and a few postcards. She sent me this postcard because they enjoyed seeing the signs on the way.
I like its pinked edges. Very unusual in a postcard.
I’ve not been to Wall Drug. My parents and brother went after they dropped me off at college, but I missed out.
Someday, I’m going to do some exploring along the northern border. It can be part of my Laura Ingalls Wilder tour.
Hark! It’s a three-series of SKS postcards that all arrived on the same day. The. Same. Day. A miracle!
The back of this postcard is pre-printed with “I’m part of the #WomensMarch movement. I’m from… and I’m concerned about,”
Sara has written in ALL THE DAMN THINGS!
This caused me to chuckle.
The next postcard is from the restaurant I ate at when visiting in May for Sara’s dissertation. Sara reports that it’s a major moving prep day.
She also comments that Twilight-inspired academic texts really amuse her.
Me too, Sara.
Sara thought I would enjoy this Two Harbors postcard. She was correct. Isn’t it pretty?
She reports that the Skiff House was just like a tiny house. It looks very fun in
the photo on the website.
This one arrived a little worse for wear, but according to what Sara wrote on the back, it was already that way when she got it.
It’s from a restaurant in Minneapolis.
Sara writes that they ate at Herbies before seeing Pentatonx, and also that she can’t believe they are moving in three weeks.
Bonus SKS content. What her letters look like when they arrive in the mail. Plus, new stickers with the PhD!
This is from Cousin Ron, he of the cramped handwriting.
He tells me that Uncle Harold (his uncle, my great uncle) had a passion for Packards and that he, himself loves the long, beautiful cars of the late 1950s.
I can’t say I disagree.
Another first-of-two postcard that arrived first!
Sara grabbed this when they ate here for their anniversary dinner. She had a comment about the food that she told me not to put on the blog so I won’t.
The dinner was there courses with wine pairing and she reports that it was nice to visit a place they’ve been wanting to go to for a special occasion.
This one arrived a little worse for wear. See: that schmutz in the corner. But it’s fancy. It changes when you move it in the light.
She found this while packing up her office. It originally came from Virginia, but has made its way to me. She hopes that I’m enjoying that packing and moving is NOT part of my summer.
And her hopes are not in vain. I always enjoy when packing and moving are not parts of any season of my life.
A few days later, card 2 of 2 arrived.
Aside from news about the realtor and dealing with the house in Minneapolis, she also reports of looking for places to rent in their future home of Arcata.
Card 1 of 2 arrives first! Win!
Apparently, these postcards come with the bill at the restaurant! Sara tells of their realtor visiting and making staging recommendations.