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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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Road Trip Maps

What is a road trip with known destinations (and sometimes the actual roads and mileage) without a map?  It’s true that some fun adventures happen when you purposely don’t use a map, but this was not one of those trips.  … 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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Laundry On The Road

Tonight I return to a post from March 14 about clothing to discuss a necessary activity regarding clothing: laundry.  For a three-months-long trip, laundry was a regular task, and unlike today it wasn’t as simple as a fancy hotel’s ability … 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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In the Box #3

In today’s post I wanted to share a postcard that Dotty didn’t send nor did she write on.  It leads me to believe that Dotty kept this with her throughout the course of her trip.  I have been known to … Continue reading

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Letter From Home

Sharing the existence of a letter from Dotty’s step-mom Lou provided me with the opportunity for me to write three (now four) posts and hear from you about general mail delivery, falling behind schedule during your vacations, and the desire … Continue reading

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