No 20 in a series of extracts from The Postcard Century. There have been two for every decade of the 20th century, but now I will start to go through the book again and pick another twenty at random.
November 1995: The secretary of John W Pittman II, Deland, FL, sends an ominous note to Eldora M in Eucalyptus Drive, Orange City: Dr Pittman found a suspicious spot on the x-ray. He would like you to come back soon to double check.
I can imagine few more unwelcome cards to receive, even if enlightened by Snoopy from Peanuts. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown, died, aged 78, as The Postcard Century was going to press; his last drawing was published on the day of his death.