As most of you know .. I write a lot of post cards. Of all of the post cards that I have written in my lifetime .. I think that the number one category of post cards that I have sent are post cards of ..
Taa – Daa .. THE TAJ MAHAL ..
With my most recent .. and still on-going .. efforts sending TAJ MAHAL post cards I have asked quite a few of you the below RHETORICAL QUESTION..
Robert .. Robbie .. ‘Zilla .. Jerry .. Grego .. Patti .. and of course there are many more of you ..
“I wonder how many post cards of the Taj Mahal I have sent you?”
ROBERT FIRED BACK THE BELOW AMAZING E-MAIL!!
Cap – – – Here is the word on postcards. Surprisingly, I have only 8 of the Taj Mahal from your India trips. But I have 28 other postcards from your India trips that include Hong Kong, Kathmandu, Singapore, etc. Then there are 81 postcards from various other places, i.e., Alaska, the lower 48, and Canada. Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Viet Nam, Australia all circa 1997?
The oldest card is dated Dec 1970 from Acapulco. I sent that one when Bev and the boys and I were coming west after working for Bud Moore.
The first Taj Mahal card is dated 7Nov90 and must be one that I got in New Delhi of The Taj because I did not actually visit the Taj Mahal until December 1990 when a German Chef and I went to Agra together.
Have lots of your FWIW from the postal days. Also, many photos.
It was great to again peruse your adventures before the internet. And of course, your blogs are tremendous. I have 3 Hong Kong natives here clued into your blogs. One commented that she learned of the nunnery you described and is looking forward to visiting it on her next trip back to visit relatives.
ROBERT .. EXCLUDING PATTI who has gotten probably five or more TAJ post cards just on this trip .. eight (8) would actually sound about right. I wonder IF any are duplicates? As in .. “Cap you have sent me this post card of The Taj!”
THIS AUTUMN WE WILL ‘GO BACK’ FIFTY (50) YEARS TO MEETING IN VERY LATE 1965 WAS IT?
Thanks .. Cap in Hong Kong ..
Captain Oh Captain? .. Are you actually going to publish this? Watch me!
- JUN 9, 15 .. PATIENCE OF A SAINT .. MONGOLIAN AIRLINES .. aka MIAT ..
- JUN 14, 15 .. DISASTER .. DEATH .. WAITING TO HAPPEN ..