08 December, 2011
The Lowestoft Picture Postcard Coincidence
I received the postcard above, together with a coincidence story from Mrs Jean Barnes. It's about her mother-in-law Betty Barnes.
As she glanced through the postcards she was sure that the lady and gentleman walking along the promenade, to the right of the picture, was herself and her late husband Jimmy. Betty looked at the back of the card and saw that it was postmarked 30 May 1963.
She remembers 'as if it was yesterday' how she and Jimmy went to Lowestoft (England) for a holiday in 1962 and how they often walked along the sea front on the Esplanade promenade. So the date ties in with when the photograph for the postcard may have been taken.
Another strange thing though is that on the back of the postcard the message ends 'Love Gladys', which just happens to be the name of Betty's mother - who just happened to be born on the 30th of May!
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