Grounds of the U.S. Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Va. Post Cards of Quality. The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Post marked Portsmouth, Va. Mar 21, 1919. Addressed to Mrs. L. G. [Lee Goodliff – Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Michigan.
“3-21-1919 Dear Sis: Taking a little outing just now or better say, a little rest. With grounds such as these and spring just begining [sic.], I think I will make my stay indefinite. The hospital is also fine and the doctors, I don’t know about them yet. As ever, Bill [William Peter Koontz, Florence’s brother] — [and then added below] Ward One, Naval Hos. Portsmouth, Vir.”
I had not heard that Uncle Bill had been in the Naval Hospital after WW – I. I guess this post card corrects that understanding. Uncle Bill, also a graduate of Ohio State University in Chemical Engineering, went on to actually become a Rocket Scientist.