Artifact: Travel postcard chronicling one leg of a genealogical/thrill-seeking expedition to Europe, sent by an American matriarch with a Scottish temperament to her nuclear family, circa summer 1978.
"Hot--106º Miserable extremely expensive our U.S. $ is down to 30¢ now. We're hoping we can hold out until the 30th. Have been sick with the running vomits. Oh these Italians no water, de la hot chili foods & screw you out of your wig if they could. I'm buying fruit, pealing it & living on fruit & hard rolls. Soon Switzerland Yeah! Love, Mom"