Postcard from Vienna and Holland

My Aunt Fae and Uncle Ken (brother to my great-grandmother) traveled all over the world. I’ve heard some wonderful stories about them growing up and now, especially as the family genealogist, I LOVE that my great-grandmother kept some of the postcards that Fae sent while they were overseas. My great-grandparents did eventually join them in Germany, where Ken was stationed I believe.

mid 1960's - Vienna, Austria

mid 1960’s – Vienna, Austria


Back of postcard

Back of postcard

Having a wonderful four days in Vienna Austria – wish you were here. Saw theย Lipizzan horses – wonderful – I owe you a letter – but am thinking of you with love.


30 May 1964 Amsterdam

30 May 1964 Amsterdam

Back of Holland post card

Back of Holland post card

Amsterdam 30 May 1964

When are you going to get your passports so you can begin to enjoy this with us? Took a bus tour to the Peace Palaceย today. A canal boat ride was very enjoyable – Gladly go again when you arrive.

Fae + Ken

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  1. I love these! It makes me want to send someone I love a postcard the next time I go somewhere. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NikiMarie

      I agree! I do love writing regular letters still and getting them in the mail. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What great keepsakes. These are great!

    • NikiMarie

      I have a few more I will post next week too. I love that they were kept ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Su Leslie

    These are great; what a wonderful keepsake to have. I often browse postcards in junk shops. I love reading what people have written on the back and wondering about the relationship implied in the text. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • NikiMarie

      That sounds like fun!

      • Su Leslie

        It is; don’t know if I should be worried about taking such a vicarious interest in strangers’ lives though ๐Ÿ™‚

        • NikiMarie

          Ha! I’d say that there’s nothing to worry about. Especially since that sounds like something I’m going to look for now ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Su Leslie

            Thanks! I have to warn you though; it’s an activity that totally eats time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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