I was looking through a pile of letters that my aunt had saved, and found this gem. Although my aunt traveled quite a lot, I believe this was from before those days. There was no date or post mark I could decipher! It appears to be a first letter from a pen pal in Rouen, France.
I’m going to assume that this is legible and not re-write it. If I’m wrong, let me knowand I’ll make the change. Click on it twice for a better view.
” I have traveled a lot in France but I have never been to foreign lands. This next spring I am going to the south of France.” (Something about a tandem bicycle with her sisters? I’m a little rusty on my French.) “What is your favorite sport?”
Mlle Germaine Chavard, 15 Avenue de Grammont, Rouen, France
Would you like to see what 15 Avenue de Grammont looks like?
This is a Google street view. But what a disappointment that the house has been torn down. Moving down the road just a little farther on though, there’s a house I’m going to guess is similar because of the gate and wall:
Looks like a lovely family home.
I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing the letter was sent in the 1930’s. My aunt was 6 years older than my dad, and he was born in ’22.
Here’s the house she lived in when she received the letter. I am not sure if my grandfather built this house, although he built two just a few blocks away from this one.
I’ll have to go through the rest of the letters carefully to see if there are further exchanges, but the first glance did not show any more from Germaine.