The Lost Postcards of Ms. Martha

(Editor’s note: In September 2018, Sofie Mathiassen, a student from Denmark, was assigned a feature profile of someone local in the Bowling Green, Kentucky area. Her search for ideas led her to a local consignment store where she read through baskets of paper ephemera. There she found a series of postcards addressed to a woman named “Martha.”What followed was Sofie’s quest to find Martha and reconstruct how her correspondence had landed in a store. Sofie’s story reveals a life lived in full and memories claimed and unclaimed by dementia.)

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by Sofie Mathiassen

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