Contributed by Franco-American Collection
This postcard was written by Omer Morin to his wife Madeline while the former was serving in the ordinance division of the U.S. Army in France during the Second World War. The correspondence is dated January 21, 1945 and was written in Le Havre. Morin reads:
Je t'aime beaucoup. Ce jardin sur cette carte ne existe plus. Je suis bien mais je suis pas dans cette
ville maintenant. J'ai pas beaucoup chance à écrire. D'amour et des beau bises. Omer"
I love you so much. The garden on this card does not exist anymore. I am well but I am not in this town now. I don't have a lot of chances to write. Love and kisses. Omer.]
Morin would remain in France after the war ended, until 1946. For many of Maine's Franco-Americans, the War was their first opportunity for long-distance travel, and visiting their ancestors' homeland was a significant moment.
Like many of their generation, both Omer and his wife, Madeline were bilingual.
About This Item
- Title: Postcard, Omer Morin, Le Havre, France, January 21, 1945
- Creator: Morin, Omer
- Creation Date: 1945-01-21
- Subject Date: 1945-01-21
- Town: Le Havre, Lewiston
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 15 cm
- Local Code: 2013.33.2
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:Franco-American Collection
USM, 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
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