Friday, January 20, 2012

Willamette River, Oregon

This aerial view of the Willamette River in Oregon is how we usually see this river. It's hard to imagine what Beth and her family are seeing as this usually peaceful river steps over its banks and invades towns along it's path.

As Beth mentioned in her PFF post, her town of Independence is in danger of being flooded over by the rising waters of the Willamette River.

My thoughts and prayers are with people all over my home state, and indeed all over the world, who are dealing with disasters and the aftermath of disasters.

I almost feel guilty being safe, warm and happy here where I live!!!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Yverdon Souvenir Postcard - PFF

I found this postcard, along with several others of the same area and time frame, in a bin at the Goodwill Outlet Store nearly 10 years ago. I couldn't believe someone would give away these treasures!!!

I wish I knew the story behind this card ... how it came to be at a thrift store in Oregon over a hundred years after it was printed ... a world away ...

When I researched "Yverdon - Place de l'Hotel de ville", I found the following picture ...

It was posted by Marc on his blog "Allo, t'es ou?". I love how the present day building contrasts with the 1900 version on the postcard!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Greetings from Hog Country ... PFF

I found this postcard in a box of stuff my friend Mona wanted me to get rid of.
THIS one I just couldn't throw away!!!
Sorry, Mona!

Jim & Mona
Greetings from Hog Country, here's a picture of my newest girlfriend. Hot looker aint she? Big (censored) too. Better go cause the curtains going up on yet another
Katfish Family Presentations

As I recall, he almost didn't come back because he was having so much fun in Iowa!

I lost track of Katfish ...
Mona moved to Idaho, and I haven't heard from her in years ...
Jim lost his battle with the bottle and died of liver failure 5 years ago ...

But boy did they know how to party!!!

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year !

I'm not sure how I ended up with this card - but I'm sure glad I found it ... it's one of the very few New Years cards I have!

Happy New Year!!!

Please join us over at Al's "Sunday Scans" - show us what YOU scan in 2012!!!
The January link is now open!!!

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