It is a truth universally acknowledged that postcards beginning “Dear customer” bode no good. And yet….
I will be arriving in New Hampshire soon. I am in a freight train car in New Jersey and will be leaving soon. I am tired of being in a box and look forward to sitting on your desk.
I wasn’t expecting the postcard I got today from Revolutionary War hero General John Stark. Or maybe I should say a postcard from the John Stark bobblehead doll I ordered last month from the Museum of NH History.
If you had grown up, as I did, in Manchester, NH, near the lovely green hillside called Stark Park, then you too would have grown up admiring John Stark.
- The Hero of Bennington!
- The originator of NH’s state motto, “Live Free or Die”! Not to mention,
- “Tonight our flag floats over yonder hill or Molly Stark sleeps a widow.” (Too long for a license plate, but eloquent.)
- And now this postcard…
Bravo for the good-humored outreach of somebody at the Museum of NH History! I look forward to doing business there again.
But then, I’m not the one who was tapping my toe, keeping an ear out for the mailman’s arrival. No, that would be my Jane Austen action figure…