Daddy is in Holland – 1937

Helen and Esther Lineaweaver may have missed their father, who was in Europe during the summer of 1937.

The sisters lived in Campbelltown, an unincorporated community adjacent to the town of Hershey, in Lebanon County, PA.

(The town is at the border of Lebanon County; Hershey is in Dauphin County.)

I have often driven through Campbelltown when traveling on PA 322. There is a large antique mall in the area!

At the end of August, the girls received a postcard from the Netherlands.

The face of the postcard is illustrated by a picture of two children in traditional dress sharing candy.

I believe the illustration was printed in the Netherlands.

The postmark is not clear, but I believe it is the city of Leiden.

Daddy writes, “Greetings from Holland”.

I found the Lineaweaver sisters on line.

Helen was born in 1928, so she was 9 when she received the postcard.

A member of the “Famous 500”, the first female students at Penn State University following WW2, Helen married and had children, and traveled extensively in Europe.

Her on-line obituary notes that she collected travel pictures, “like her father”.

Helen died in 2018. She, or her sister must have kept the postcard from Daddy.


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