In 1963, shortly after my brother was born, my parents received a gift from their local savings and loan. Now, what would a young mother and father need that a savings and loan would offer? Money? A new bank account for the baby?
The drawing on the card is lovely (apparently drawn by Maud Tousey Fangel according to Google’s Goggles app).
What could be inside this card? The greeting gives nothing away.
What about the rest of the card? What could it be? Maybe a bib? Maybe a gift certificate?
Nope. The card tells us nothing about what was inside it. Never fear — the contents were still intact. I guess Mom and Dad didn’t need to make very many copies that year.
Of course. Carbons. This was back in the days before every home contained a copier. When Xerox machines were rare. When things needed to be in triplicate.