Mississippi Burning : "If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard"

"If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard"

This went over my head. What is this supposed to mean? I know earlier in the movie, Hackman's character made a similar remark, but what is this supposed to mean when she says it at the end?

Re: "If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard"

She's saying she doesn't want to hear from him again, once he leaves.

She'd rather be a pleasant memory to him (and him, to her)... than suffer the charade of him sending a postcard (phony attempt to stay in touch).




I'd say this cloud is Cumulo Nimbus.
Didn't he discover America?
Penfold, shush.

Re: 'If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard'

In his kitchen conversation with her earlier in the film, he told her that his wife left him because he was constantly gone -- calling or dropping her a postcard-p from all over the Country -- including placesd

Re: 'If you're ever in Des Moines, don't send me a postcard'

She's basically telling him she wants to see him in person if he ever comes to Des Moines.
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