A couple of years ago, Suzanne and I took a trip to Monterrey, CA to celebrate my retirement from the University of Missouri. One of the stops we made was at Mission Carmel, officially called the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. It was founded in 1771 by the Spanish as one of 21 missions opened along the California coast from San Diego to Solano, north of San Francisco. I found this postcard in an antique shop in Carmel. Wait, isn’t that a florescent bulb in the light fixture? I don’t think this is an old card at all. The next time we are in Carmel, I’m going to ask for my money back.
There should be an O’Henry story in here somewhere.
I intended to post this back on March 14, but it was just one of my more irrational ideas.