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Posted 7 years ago


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This post card was from an estate sale I went to a couple of months ago. Its an old song, Comin' thro the Rye, that is written on silk. Made by W.H. Grant & Co. It's dated July 28th 1908. And reads exactly:

From Ashton's fireside,
we view the Clyde and watch the ships pass by,
both steamer and sail,
and the American Mail
& trim little Yacth's on the fly.

Yours in Gourock wi'a sourock that's waited patiently for me Johnny

The cursive writing is so nice. Then addressed Denver, Colorado, USA . It was missing the stamp. :-(
Does anyone know what the last sentence means?

Mystery Solved


  1. macpicker macpicker, 7 years ago
    Gourock is a town and ferry port on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland
    Sourock translates to sourpuss sourpusses sours sourse: sourses soursop soursop soursops soursop tree sourt sourwood sourwood sourwoods sour bread.
    Apparently this postcard was sent from the British Isles. I'm assuming this young man was in the town of Gourock,Scotland "Your's in Gourock " wi'a poss with a "sourock " poss a sad Miss Buchanan "that's waited patiently for me Johnny" What do you think,Tamara? A humorous attempt at a poetic sign off? Maybe true,maybe not,but, it makes for a great story David Macpicker
  2. TamaraB TamaraB, 7 years ago
    You must be right! I didn't even notice how poetic it was until I put it on Collectors Weekly. Thanks for your translation!

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