Mailed from Havana in 1949 with a message that reads in part, “Dear Grandaughter Bonnie, We are in the sunny south farther away from Wichita… Saw little chicken with string tied to its leg & more holding string. Be good.”
“Death is a part of life. My mother would tell us children, ‘If you don’t want to leave here, you better not come here.’ Sure as hell you come, sure as hell you go.”
— Buddy Guy quoted in “Holding the Note” by David Remnick, The New Yorker, March 11, 2019
Art by Kevin Hong
Mail art by Kirry Toose, with thanks to Ellen and Lee.