This postcard is somewhat standard for a vacation message sent to a friend, but I like to think there’s more than meets the eye.
I’m not sure Paula has embraced “island time” if she’s racing about, but it still sounds like a pleasant trip to the Caribbean. I wish I could join her on the lovely beaches with crystal clear water. Or, maybe she already has a companion that she’s too polite to mention, a well-tanned American gentleman with whom she’s enjoying the evening breeze and a rum cocktail on the weather-worn patio of an ocean side cafe. It’s the 1970s, after all.
- Mr./Mrs. M. H. Galbraith
- 2217 Johnston Road
- Columbus, Ohio 43220
Tues, Aug 20, 1974
Arrived here last Wed. after a rather quiet and not too interesting stay on Nevis. St. Barts is quite small but very lovely – good beaches and crystal clear waters. Weather has been fantastic, even if a bit warm. Most guests are French (and not overly friendly), but I have been able to meet some nice Americans. Have rented a car and am racing about. Love, Paula
Postmark: St. Barthelemy
Postage: Republique Francaise, 15 franc and 65 franc Stamps