and best of all....no ZIP code.
it arrived at the correct house. although, i put the actual address on the back as the return address to insure that it would get to the intended destination. but they did not rubber stamp it with the *Insufficient Address - Return to Sender* rubber stamp.
i sent it because jim collects *covers,* which are envelopes with stamps and postmarks. he had shown me a new one in his collection that was addressed in a similar fashion - although it was a very old envelope. below is a scan of a photocopy. you can see that it says:
Mr David McCroy
Cape Giarradeau County
Near Jackson Village
Near the mouth of the Ohio River
the flip side says
to 13th Aug. 1820.
no mention of a volleyball court, guess they didn't have time for sports
i guess we are all very curious what the letter talks about.
maybe jim will transcribe it for us.