Friday, June 25, 2010

Haute Ville, Quebec, Canada - Postcard Friendship Friday/Weekend Mailbox

Haute Ville, Uppertown, Quebec, Canada

"Upper Town, Quebec, is modern Quebec and includes an exclusive residential area, the Provincial Government Buildings, several large and important commercial establishments and the Provincial Museum. It also includes the Plains of Abraham which is today a beautifully developed park."

Folkar - Company of Canada Limited Drummond Bldg, Montreal, Canada, Copyright Canada 1929 Reg'd USA Patent Office"

This is a very interesting postcard to me. It has perforations around 3 edges, and apparently folds open - so the writer can have an entire sheet for correspondence. If you click on the photos to enlarge, you will see the perforation holes.

I don't remember how these came to be in my collection, but I have a total of 3 - all from Canada.

To see mailboxes and all things postal, visit Gemma at Greyscale Territory - and join us for Weekend Mailbox!

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

Friday, June 18, 2010

1987 USPS - Postcard Friendship Friday, Weekend Mailbox

To see postcards from around the world, please visit Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy - and join us for Postcard Friendship Friday!

To see mailboxes and mail related things from around the world, please visit Gemma at Greyscale Territories - and join us for Weekend Mailbox!

This postcard was put out by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The design was also used as a postage stamp.

"The Best Friend, built for the Charleston & Hamburg Railroad in South Carolina in 1830, was the first locomotive to draw a train in America. The stamp design was based on artwork by Richard Leech."

Item 8438 © 1987 U.S. Postal Service. All Rights Reserved.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sissie!

Happy Birthday, Beth!!!

I know you're older than me, so that would make you what ... 30?
How many years ago was THAT???

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Postcard from Portland - Postcard Friendship Friday and Weekend Mailbox

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth over at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

Weekend Mailbox is hosted by Gemma over at Greyscale Territory.

These are two fun memes that somehow belong together!

This weekend is Portland's party weekend.
The Rose Festival!

I didn't make it this year, but watched the parade on TV. Does that count?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Blue Room, New Orleans - Postcard Friendship Friday

The Blue Room
at The Roosevelt, New Orleans

The Roosevelt was built in 1893 as "The Grunewald", renamed The Roosevelt Hotel in 1923 ...
It became "The Fairmont Hotel" in 1965.

The hotel was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and closed
indefinitely. It was restored in 2009 at a final restoration
cost of $170 million. It was then renamed the "Roosevelt", and re-opened to the
public on July 1, 2009.


This is the Blue Room at the Roosevelt today.

It's probably just me, but I think I liked it better in the postcard image!

To see postcards from around the world, please visit Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy - and participate in Postcard Friendship Friday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Whenever I see items from New Orleans, I think of my friend Trina, who lives and works there. Her entire family is from New Orleans.

Trina lost everything she owned during Hurricane Katrina, and had to start over.
I think of her often, and pray for her and her family.
They've been through rough times,
and are still the best of friends.

God Bless You, Trina!