Monday, June 8, 2009

Birds at Christmas, 1951

These vibrant red and yellow birds are flocked with velvet (red). They must be singing a heavenly song!

It looks like "Aunt Mary, Uncle Gwillim and Aunt Babe?"

Note the stamp cancellation "Fight TB Support Your TB Association".


  1. How beautiful! Birds are just about my favorite subject.

  2. Oh, Sissy! How exquisite! SO lovely! I remember once I saw a bright red bird in the underbrush near Stafford one time. Except for those we saw on the East Coast, I've never seen another.

    Thank you for sharing this!

  3. The TB stamp is quite a statement...I remember reading about places where people would have to go to recover from TB. Remember Annette's Mom? Didn't she only have one lung, because of a bout with TB? Wow--surely times have changed.

  4. How cute! These little red birds sharing a song story... As for the TB post, my Mom was a nursing student and had to do one of her rotations in the Adirondack Mountains, Saranac Lake, NY at a TB sanitarium. She said the fresh air was good for people and she enjoyed the mountains so very much. I'm also partial to the post date as it's my B-Day. A slightly different year but the same day none the less!:-) I keep saying it, but I'm so glad you are sharing these old beauties!! Keep them coming they bring smiles and joy!. Love and Light, Nina