Hello my Friends. I was at a local Amateur Radio Club meeting about a month ago, where after the meeting the Club does an Auction as a fund raiser to put a little money in the coffers getting ready for Field Day. If you sell an item, 10% of the proceeds to a max of $20. goes to the Club. Some years some Silent Key stuff gets donated and this year there was a box of a SK's old QSL Cards. I took a quick look at a few of the 500+- cards and saw many were from 1966-1970, and most were domestic, but there was some from other DX Countries. I was the high bidder and when I got the cards home, for the heck of it I looked up the Call of one of the Cards, and the person still had the same Call, but different address. I decided to send him back his old QSL Card and included a note, and my "eyeball qsl card" in the envelope. I then started to research several of the other QSL cards and using some techniques I have learned by searching for Silent Keys, was able to track down so far, about 60 of the folks. I have gotten replies from about 10 people so far saying how nice it was to get back a 40-50 year old QSL card, and that they did not have a sample of that old style. I even got back one of Bill's old cards. One person sent me some US Postage stamps and another sent a donation. I am a subscriber not only here, but also at Hamcall.net, where they have old Call Books scanned and searchable, so you can search by name, or Old Call Sign. Perhaps you will come across a box of Old QSL cards, rather than throw them away, why not send them back to the person who sent them out years ago, kind of like an old Friend come back to visit from the past. The Call Sign of the SK was WN7EWL, then WA7EWL William "Bill" Edwards. Bill was born in 1907, near Hudson, NY and it seems in the early 1960's moved to Arizona. In the mid 1960's he got his Novice License and got on the air doing a lot of CW, and soon upgraded to General Class. He still had Family here in the East and ended up moving back to the area in the late 1970's or early 1980's and he became SK in 1998 age 91.