This is a postcard sent to my parents in 1969 from an adventuresome elderly neighbor who went on a European tour by herself one summer. She writes:
Here I am in Germany on the boat going up the Rhine River, a four hour trip. Going to Heidelberg. Have been to London, Holland to a boat ride on this canal in Holland. Did not have time to write in Holland. Having a lovely time and feeling fine and wish you all could see this country, be on this tour. I miss you all. Love to all. Fannie Apperson
I wish I had cared to know her then. She must have been an interesting person. I just thought she was old. But I always liked the postcard and saved it. In fact, I painted a crude watercolor of this scene...and I still have it too.