What’s Mum’s Suitcase?

After my dad died in 2010, my sister was clearing out his house – the house we grew up in – and found a small suitcase in the loft. The case was full of stuff that Mum, who died in 1999, had saved, but had never mentioned. Letters, cards, postcards, photos, programmes from shows, even things like dry cleaning receipts from when she lived in America in the early sixties. I’m scanning it all in and posting it here.

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Postcard from the Grand Coulee Dam, September 1970

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Scanned Image 1Sunday 20 September 1970

Hi All

We’re just having lunch in a cafe (X marks the spot*), which as you can see is about as close to the dam as you can get. We spent last night in Seattle and left around noon today. We’re now heading for Spokane and we’ll probably spend the night there.

I’ve got 5 ashtrays for you so far, Barb**. We’ve been in a lot more than five places, but sometimes we’ve arrived after the stores were closed, or on Sunday, and other times the ashtrays were extremely crummy. Anyway, we’ve still got quite a few places to visit. We’ve now covered 3,107 miles.

Love M & H

* The X is on the white building directly in front of the right side of the dam.
** Aunty Barb collected ashtrays.


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