Friday, May 23, 2014

Where Were You?

When the mountain blew?


May 18, 1980 ... 
Mount St. Helens in Washington state exploded.
Also, mom's 41st birthday.
Way to go, mom!!!


It was a Sunday morning, and we stopped at the top of the hill behind our house to watch the eruption. I will never forget that day.

To see postcards from around the world, visit "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy", and join us for "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hearts on a Bus


I had never heard of the "Buffalo Exchange" ... until I found several unused postcards at the thrift store. Of course the hearts caught my eye first!


Apparently there is a Buffalo Exchange somewhere nearby ... I may someday try to visit it - I'm very curious as to what kind of "new & recycled fashion" they trend!

Join us over at "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy" for this week's edition of "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

And be sure to check out "Guest Heart Thursday" over at "Random Hearts"!


Friday, March 7, 2014

Still Winter ... PFF


It looks like these guys are having a bit of fun at a winter party before spring finally arrives!
(Although I know most people in our part of the world are tired of the cold!)


I found this postcard at the thrift store, and couldn't resist the cuteness!


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Oregon's Crater Lake Postcard



I was so little when our family visited Crater Lake that the only thing I really remember is the verrrry, verrrrry lonnnnnng straight road we had to drive to get there.
((As I recall I had to use the bathroom at the time, and there was a little urgency involved - which may help to explain this inexplicable memory))

Someday I will go back and get some adult memories of this beautiful place.


Devil's Backbone and the lake.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oregon's Painted Hills Postcard


It's been more than 30 years since I've visited the Painted Hills in Central Oregon. These are incredible geologic formations - many are not much taller than a person!


I found this postcard at a local thrift store ... and immediately had the urge for a Road Trip!

Instead, I'm doing the next best thing and linking up with Beth's "Postcard Friendship Friday" - where I can go on a virtual "road trip" around the world!!!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Pastel Rose Postcard


 I found this beautiful pastel rose postcard in an old scrapbook.


The edges had been rounded off, but that's okay - it's still a beautiful postcard!

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Unserschones Sudtirol Postcard


 I found this postcard of a village in North Italy at a thrift store ... it had been bent and discarded.
But the memories it stirred are priceless.
In what seems like another lifetime, and a trip we took while stationed in Germany.
On the map it looked like a shortcut.
In reality, it was a tiny winding road high in the mountains. In some places it was one lane and you looked out your window straight down. And down. And down some more. There were no guardrails.
It turned out to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, and I'd go again if I could.


I didn't notice until I got home ... one of the green patches in the mountains on the far side of the valley is shaped like a heart.

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