These postcard, with their 1950's images and blithe, biting commentary, immediately elicited some poetry from my deep dark past as a housewife, and I suspect, from my mother and grandmother's stories of their own housewifeliness.
Incidentally, many years ago in a workshop with poet Mimi Khalvati, writing poetry from random postcards was one of our assignments. I really didn't like it, and the poem I produced was mediocre. Now, however, I am thinking of giving a multi-postcard poetry assignment to my own students in the future. Maybe even as a regular assignment, in addition to their other work. Hmmm. Watch out!
So: without further ado...
#15: "Whatever Happened to Bob?"