Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy PFF Friday - Jenny's Birthday



I found this wonderful birthday postcard in Grammie's papers. Since this card was obviously hand delivered, I am pretty sure it was from Grammie's best friend, Martha. I'm not sure who Bonnie was, but apparently she was one of Grammie's teachers (probably at church). It looks like Martha's name may have been added later, as it is in ink instead of pencil.

I'm not sure when this card would have been printed, but I am impressed by the bright, vivid colors used.



8 comments:

  1. The thought of buying paper, postcards and letters by the pound is wonderful. I'm green with envy! I have a box of old cards I've saved through the years as well. Nice to see you at PFF.

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  2. I love their red and white tablecloth!

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  3. What a beautiful card, Sissie! YOu know--it's the oddest thing. I have a picture in my mind of Bonnie. She lived in a little house nestled in the hills above Newberg, with her many brothers and sisters--we used to pick her up to take her to Sunday School. I was just a little girl--probably 5 or 6. As I recall, Bonnie was a teenager. I believe Martha was the teacher of the bigger kids then.

    The card is probably from the early 1950's. What a treasure!

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  4. The '50s it might be, based on that font in the stampbox. That's really the only thing that dates it in any way; otherwise it's rather timeless.

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  5. I'm impressed by those vibrant colours too! It looks like they are eating noodle salad for lunch...now I'm hungry!

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  6. I too was going to guess the 50's for the card. We've been looking at my parents old yearbooks... Wow have times changed. The book we had out was from 1948 and all the girls had on bobby socks and skirts! :-) I love your old cards. Makes me want to go have a picnic! Love and Light, Nina P.

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  7. The style reminds me of the children in my Reading Primers in the late 50s-early 60s.
    Evelyn in Montreal

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