Pre-cursors to texts and email, the first picture postcard was released by the US post office in 1873 to satisfy the desire to find an easier way to send quick notes. They became a hit for travelers to send a message home to the ones they missed from wherever they were traveling across the world.
Over the past 12 years thousands of people — students, alums, teachers, parents, have called Burke “home.” In fact, while there they have spent more waking hours in the buildings on Upton St. than in their own houses – learning, teaching, laughing, crying, becoming. Many of the Burke family have since traveled far and wide to college, grad school, professional lives and families of their own.
Now as we approach June, 2011 A.D. (After David), everyone is invited to send their own postcards back home to Burke and David. We will put them all together in a book for David. What you include on your card(s) is limited only by your own imagination and feelings for Burke and for David: you can include words, stories, poems, art, photos, links, songs… even frogs.
Please create yours today! If you haven’t already received a blank postcard, you can download a PDF by clicking here. You also can pick some up at Burke’s Front Desk. Or just make your own. You can mail your finished postcards to Burke or email your “message” to jrawlings [at] eburke.org.
A ton of great cards are already pouring in from Friends & Family from all across the country – like the one above from the Borwick family – and we promise to post a bunch more.