Saturday, November 29, 2014

Tea Room Postcard #48 - Pier Tea Room Restaurant (Asbury Park, N.J.)

This week's vintage tea room postcard is from the Boardwalk and New Casino in Asbury Park, N.J., but I was most intrigued by the sign visible at upper left: Pier Tea Room Restaurant

The card was mailed in July of 1938 from Ocean Grove, N.J. to a Miss Ettie Bunn of Warnerville, New York. The message is quite intriguing: "Dear Ettie and Mary, Thanks for your (printed?) letter, Ettie, it was much appreciated. You need not worry, Mary about my goodness. I have learned that I'm very small and weak, much more so than I ever realized. Surely I shall think of you folks as always. With love, Leta - Sorry about Mr. R." Now if that's not a mystery just waiting to be unraveled, I don't know what is!


  1. Do you think they sent her a get well card from Hallmark? As for Mr. R who knows!

  2. This is interesting to me because my dad's dad was from Asbury Park, NJ and my grandmother's name is Leta - which is a pretty unusual name. However, Leta was born in 1923 in Atlanta and lived in Atlanta until WWII when she worked at the Pentagon as a secretary for the Red Cross. She met my grandfather while living in DC and he was from Asbury Park. At the time of this postcard grandma was a high school student in Atlanta. Still... the handwriting looks much like hers. She is still living - 91 years old and is pretty sharp. I'll have to tell her about this postcard! Maybe she'll remember some girl from granddaddy's hometown who shared the same name! They were married in 1946 and divorced in 1954, I think. Anyways... always love seeing these old postcards! Heather

  3. What an interesting postcard, Angela - a packed boardwalk and a tearoom.
    Wouldn't that have been a nice place to have lunch?

    I think the message is intriguing, too - I'm wondering if she was recuperating from an illness? These postcards are a glimpse into the past and are so interesting. Thanks so much for this series - hope you have a great weekend, Joanie

  4. Love the mystery of the card. What fun to find such a treasure.


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