I was at the Goodwill Surplus store yesterday when I found two old books in a plastic bag. I paid $1 for the bag, and was delighted when I got home and discovered what was inside ...
One book was an old family Bible - it's brittle leather cover flaking away in chunks - with hand written birth registries from 1874 to 1910 in the back ... and all kinds of treasures tucked between the pages ... from pressed flowers to church documents and old photographs.
The second book had no cover and was an old dictionary with even more treasures inside
The dictionary itself fascinated me because there are notes, additions, and corrections hand written on nearly every page. The previous owner was a true lover of words.
One of the treasures tucked away inside the dictionary was this old postcard - complete with notes about words and definitions ...
There were many other treasures to be found and eventually shared ... some of which I will be sharing on "Random Finds".
I save cards and letters ... I have boxes full of them. Most of the older cards I have were rescued from a dumpster several years ago, and have been in storage ever since. Others I find at the Goodwill Surplus store nearby (where I buy them by the pound, so they are nearly free).
It is time to liberate these treasures and share them with the world! I am especially interested in cards that have a personal touch, so I will include any and all writings that make these cards so fun. Many are still in their original envelopes, and I will include these as well, since they also tell their own stories.
Thank you Marge, for this award. You warm my heart and soul.
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be near the ocean. Unfortunately dreams don't always translate into reality. At least I now live near the woods of my childhood, where I can take long peaceful walks and remember the fun we had growing up.