I once spent Christmas (when my husband was deployed) speaking German with a Greek friend, at her grandparents’ Gasthaus in Bavaria — not a blood relative of mine within several time zones. This postcard is from a sender who is also far from home at that time of year when most of us are trying to get “home.”
Spending the holidays away from home is always an interesting prospect. In this case, the sender is also undertaking a business endeavor — building a steel mill in Turkey. I do wonder if they completed the project within the two years they mention in the postcard.
If you too ever have the chance to spend the holidays in a more adventurous location, I recommend giving it a try.
Greetings from Istanbul, Turkey. Rausu[?] Engineers and I are trying to build a steel mill, hopefully before spring 1979.
Seems like a long way from Dearborn, Chicago and friends which makes holiday season a little more meaningful –
Ginny[?] & Joe Faloon
Kucuk Bebek Lad[?]
Bebek Istanbul Turkey
- Mr. & Mrs. James A Merry
- 10316 West Charter Mall Rd.
- Thiensville Wisconsin 53092
Image: Istanbul – The mosque of Soliman the Magnificent and the Golden Horn
Postmark: illegible, Turkish postage