Category: The postcards

Just do what you are told!

A lot of people are starting to feel like this private doing KP in WWII – like, he’s not living up to his potential? All in good time, my friend. Pretty soon we will be back to the grind....

Are they even having boot camp?

I joined the Navy in 1982 because there was recession to the point where McDonald’s wasn’t even hiring. We were just wondering, are they even having boot camp right now? I remember being in line for chow and a guy yelling at us “Nuts to butts! Assholes to belly...

Calvary Training

This little girl does not understand, the Calvary must train somehow, and everybody is on a low budget. As the Kinks so truthfully said, “I’m a cut price person in a low budget land”. In fact, we are still in lockdown, and it’s time to cut my own hair...

What do you mean, we’re out of quarters?

Long before “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, we had this. It looks kind of silly, a grown man in that thing, but who knows. Maybe it bucks like one of those mechanical bulls they had in taverns years ago....

Is this socially distant enough for you?

This is what it’s like walking the dog… It’s peaceful, but what about when it gets hot out in a few months? Will the ice cream man show up? Because I could really go for one of those big red, white, and blue bomb things....

Pelican’t

I always enjoy these limerick postcards. This one says; A gorgeous bird is the pelican Whole bill can hold more than his bellican He can put in his beak, food enough for a week But I’m blast if I can see how the hellican. ON THE BACK the scrawled...

I got my reasons

I like these “check off the box” postcards, because who wants to waste their vacation writing home. Or in this case, who wants to waste the war writing home. This one hardly has any room on the back for a message, mainly just room for the addresses. And as...

New GI wants a raise already!

This new enlistee wants a raise on his first day. He figures that he is working harder now than he will later, because he doesn’t know what he is doing. He has a point, but that’s not how any of this works. Jeff Bezos would be making a nickel...

Sacrifices of wartime

Bless this USO volunteer, she only has one leg, and she has to dance with this clod. Of course she can’t chew him out for making a run in her hose and scuffing her shoe either. The idea is to provide some comfort and a smile for our fighting...

Gov says stay home and peel spuds

When I was a kid, I thought McDonald’s and other fast burger spots had a guy in the back doing this. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it’s all done by machines. I guess the guy with the bayonett is there to guard the spuds. It’s good practice...