Monday, May 25, 2009
I’d always hoped for Colette
Rob gets annoyed with me sometimes as I become involved in reading the backs of our postcards. In order to keep up with the higher and higher costs of eBay we have to present as many postcards as we can for auction – a lot of work. This postcard was easy to read and I recognised the signature at once; Pierre Loti, a French writer who lived very close to where I live now. I checked and double checked. I can’t prove that he was on that particular cruise ship but he did return from that direction at that time. The signature and the writing are his.
“For Mademoiselle Manuelle Chiappa, In memory of our crossing in the Ionie. – Sept 1913”
The young lady he dedicated the postcard to seems to have had a few admirers – I know because I’ve been reading the backs of her postcards….
One day I will find one written by Colette I am sure.
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