Category Archives: Mail

Road Trip 1929: Day 9: Elgin, Illinois

I hope you didn’t miss me too much over my blogging vacation, but Three Months By Car is back! Since I made you wait a while between my last post and now, I wanted to share a transcription with all … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 7: Chicago, Illinois

I realized today that it has been over a month and a half since the last time I shared a transcription with you all.  It’s a short postcard, but I’m sharing the postcards and letters in order, so this one … Continue reading

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In the Box #7

At the close of Monday’s post, I asked if you thought Dotty would receive the $20 she asked for in a telegram sent from Monterey, California. Here’s your answer: “Thanks for replying so promptly to my telegram.  I got the … Continue reading

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In the Box #6

Dotty mostly sent letters and postcards home.  As you may have already read, she occasionally sent home a news clipping.  This piece was an exception.  This is the one telegram she sent home. The message reads: Hello. Wire twenty dollars … Continue reading

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Road Trip 1929: Day 5: Osceola, Indiana

In just over four months, this blog has reached over 5,000 views.  To celebrate, I wanted to share the next postcard that Dotty sent home. Sept 5th Indiana Dear Everybody: We are having a tri-state lunch this noon, while getting … Continue reading

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In the Box #5

In today’s post, I am returning to the artifacts about the 1929 road trip left in Dotty’s box with her postcards and letters home.  So far you’ve read about a letter from home, the original schedule for mail via General … Continue reading

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A Photograph Revealed: Origins

In A Photograph Revealed, you saw the following picture of Dotty, Edie, and Ev, ready for their three-month road trip. I also told you that this photo made its way to me via email from all the way in Sweden. … Continue reading

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A Photograph Revealed

Three Months By Car has been a part of my life for three years now.  If you’ve been with me from the beginning of this blog (or have caught up since discovering me), you know that I began my research … Continue reading

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October 24, 1929: The Three See a Fire

As I wrote in my last post, this is the first test of an element that I am considering including in the book that will be about the 1929 trip and my eventual trip.  I am interested in what was … Continue reading

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In the Box #4

One of the things I’ll be interested in when I retrace the steps of the 1929 road trip myself, because I’m interested now, is what was going on in the cities and towns that Dotty, Edie, and Ev rolled in … Continue reading

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