Augusta sends postcards from all 50 states for 20th year in a row

Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower.


– Earl Warren



For another summer we challenged you vacation travelers with sending in a postcard from all 50 states, and for another summer – the 20th in a row – you have succeeded with weeks to spare.

The last state to come in this year was Oklahoma, but we now have a card from Camelia Lambert, who wrote: “Very different from old Augusta… lovely landscapes, not as bleak as I feared.”

Thank you, Camelia, and thank the hundreds of others who shared your summer.


SEE THEM ONLINE: By the way, if you want to see what a postcard from every state looks like, go to our Web site, or search for


THEY KEEP COMING: Rhea Markowitz not only sent a card from Cape Cod, but also from Myrtle Beach, where she says she took her first golf lesson.

Eric, Leslie, Courtney and Libby were on the Gulf Coast, fishing in between thunderstorms. Logan Lovett was also in Florida “getting ready for another cruise with my grandma and my Mary Ellen.”

Donna Conrad and family sent a postcard from Jackson Hole, Wyo., where they say they met others from Augusta.

Kathering Lethgo and Frances McClain sent a card from Washington, where they report that “Seattle is fabulous.” They also took a “duck tour in a Higgins boat.”

Overseas? Gail sends a beautiful card from England, showing the Over Castlerigg Stone Circle near Keswick.

Emily and Travis Azar sent a rare Connecticut postcard from Guilford during a New England trip that included a Boston Red Sox game and a music festival in Bridgeport.


GOOD LUCK, EMILY: While so many are coming back to Augusta after summer trips, The Chronicle newsroom is losing one of its brightest, young editors. Emily Ristow leaves our town for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


TODAY’S JOKE: Robert Symms shares this one.

Recently a young woman came into her insurance agent’s office with her newborn twins.

He received her warmly and asked if she ever had any trouble telling them apart.

She gave him a funny look, then said, “Not really. This one is Benjamin, and this one is Elizabeth.”