When I think of Orlando, Fla., I must confess that the Latch String Tea Room is not the first thing that comes to mind. This postcard states that the tea room is "in a tropical garden," and I kinda sorta think I would have figured that out from the photo on this 1941 postcard!
The back of the card, well, I'm going to need some help with this one. "Monday a.m. #35:20 Columbus St., Orlando, Fla. Lake of the Woods, Apt. # (5?) Dearest Hollis - Oh so sweet to see (?) you. I had dinner here Sunday. ? was of ? ? source of your friends. Took us over no ? and no you but it is lovely ? - lots of my old friends something-something a party. Something night and had something supper and ..." Well, shoot, I give up. I've had it with this postcard. I can't even read the signature, and I feel right sorry for Mrs. C.L. Carlisle, the recipient. Anyone who's good at translating old handwriting, please feel free to give it a whirl!