Postcard from Cape Cod Bay Circa 1977. “Hope You All Enjoyed the Wedding for What it Cost.”

Cape Cod Bay Postcard Sent circa 1977
Cape Cod Bay Postcard Sent circa 1977

Over the weekend I rummaged through thrift shops and antique stores for old National Geographic magazines. While I didn’t find any, I did pick up some fun postcards from Steve’s Shadow Box (1522 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, Fla.). While the images are fun, I’m more intrigued with what’s written on the back.

Reading the back of this one sent from parents vacationing in Cape Cod Bay to either their son or daughter in Connecticut made me chuckle.

It reads,

Dear Diana & Al,
I hope you all enjoyed the wedding for what it cost it would be sinful if you didn’t.
We’re relaxing and enjoying. The weather is great!
Mom & Dad

Cape Cod Bay Postcard from 1977, "Hope you enjoyed the wedding for what it cost."
Cape Cod Bay Postcard from 1977, "Hope you enjoyed the wedding for what it cost."

Makes me wonder, are the parents referring to their child’s wedding? Are they referring to a wedding the children attended?

Either way, I love it!

Note: I can’t read the postmark but doing a search about the stamp indicates it was issued in 1977.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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