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December 24, 2011

Christmas Postcard Collection Dates Back 100 Years

FORT WALTON BEACH — John Connors celebrated an anniversary this week, but not for any person. It was the 100th anniversary of his Christmas postcard collection.

The postcards, which were sent to his late uncle William Connors, were dated from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 1911. Postage was 1 cent at the time.

“This just goes to show you the old penny postcard really was something else,” the retired air commando said recently at his home on Linwood Road in Fort Walton Beach. “It’s hard to believe these were read more…

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