H is for Honeymoon at Hotel Taft: Featured Post Card for the A to Z Challenge.
I previously wrote about a post card from my grandparents to my great grandparents, sent from Dayton, OH while they were on a cross-country trip as newlyweds. While that post card was written in Polish (which my grandparents and great-grandparents spoke), this current post card is written in English.
It seems to be more of a personal memento for my grandmother to her children than a “Thinking of You” post card, as my grandmother wrote:
” Daddy and I spent our Honeymoon night at this place, Nov. 5, 1949″
So my grandparents got married in Connecticut, and that night went to Times Square in New York City. This was a fancy location – all of the rooms had radio and some even had television! (For reference two years earlier, in 1947, there were over 40 million radios in the US, but only about 44,000 television sets. Color TV wouldn’t be introduced for another few years.)
And the most interesting thing of all is that I’ve been by this hotel (since renamed The Michelangelo) many, many times, and I never knew my grandparents spent their honeymoon night there! We were there last year, never knowing that my grandparents walked along that very same street over 60 years ago.
I’m participating in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge this year! Over the month of April, I’ll be featuring my post cards for all 26 letters of the alphabet. So get ready to see more of my massive post card collection!