An Iowa family receives a postcard from their great-grandmother that was sent more than 70 years ago. Last week, Trevis Huff received a curious letter at his Iowa City home. Inside the envelope was a postcard and note. The postcard was addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Huff, Trevis’s grandparents, and was mailed to them by Violetta Huff, Trevis’s great-grandmother, while she was on vacation in Las Vegas in 1948.
The note inside the envelope explained that the postcard was delivered to the Huff family’s former home in Rockwell, Iowa, and after some research was forwarded to Trevis, the nearest relative of the intended recipients. The postcard was sent from Hoover Dam, then known as Boulder Dam, and features a picture of a sunset over the dam. Based on the postmarks on the postcard it looks like after it was mailed from Williams, Arizona, in August of 1948, it bounced around Arizona, and then went to San Francisco before ending up in Iowa.
Dixie Eckland, Trevis’s Aunt and Violetta’s granddaughter, got a good laugh getting to see the postcard. “I read the words and it’s really funny to hear and think about my grandma Huff in Las Vegas in 1948,” Eckland says. The card was originally sent to her mother. The next stop for the postcard is to Mrs. Dean Huff herself, who is now 93 years old and living in Minneapolis.
Source: CBS Local - Chicago
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