Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sweet Card ... Found at Thrift Store

I thought this was a sweet little card ... even though the perspective boggles my eyes a bit.
Is it just me, or is her face a little small?
Oh well, I still think she's beautiful!

But what really pulled me in was the beautiful yet curious message that was inside!

Friday, February 24, 2012

1915 Postcard - PFF

I found this old (1915) postcard in Grammie's papers ...
And fell in love with the sweetness of the picture.
I can tell this precious little girl is waiting for a very important phone call ... and check out that old phone!

The best part ... Mr. Lester Nickerson was my grandfather!
He went to heaven 31 years ago, and we still miss him.

I don't know who Nell was, or where she lived (although the card is postmarked San Francisco USA). I have no idea how she knew Grampa.
Could she have been an old flame?

After all, Grampa would have been in his late teens or 20 in 1915, and had yet to meet and marry Grandma!

Ah the mysteries of life - even life so close to home.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love Stamp Postcard

I recently uncovered a bag of postcards ... and finally got around to scanning them.
Amongst the treasures I found were several USPS sponsored "stamp" cards. One of my favorites is this 2002 "Love" stamp.

To see hearts from around the world, visit Random Hearts - and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday"!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Postcard - Oregon Trail Hardships

Many movies, books and other media over the years have romanticized the stories of the pioneers and immigrants who arrived in the US West region via the "Oregon Trail".
Not so many show the hardships encountered along the way.

According to Wikipedia ... "Settlers often had to cross flooded rivers. Indians sometimes attacked the wagon trains. Cholera, smallpox, and firearms accidents were the chief causes of death on the trail (it is estimated that between 1835 and 1855 nearly 10,000 people lost their lives along the Trail). Food, water, and wood were always scarce, and the travelers often encountered contaminated water holes. During summer, the trail was crowded with wagon trains, army units, missionaries, hunting parties, traders, and even sightseeing tours. Some travelers complained that they had to wear masks for protection against the dust kicked up by the heavy traffic. It took from four to six months to cross the entire Oregon Trail - most wagon trains traveled about 12–15 miles per day.

I found this postcard at a local Goodwill, and was intrigued, as this is one of the only "negative" postcards I've ever come across!

To see postcards from around the world, visit The Best Hearts Are Crunchy - where Beth hosts the fun meme - "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Handmade Valentine Card ...

I rescued this darling hand made Valentines card from a dumpster years ago, when Ivor's family was emptying and cleaning out his house.

Ivor was an engineer, as you can see in the detailed work he put into this Valentine to his adored wife Mildred in 1931.

It appears he had a sense of humor as well!

This line is red.
This one is blue.
I am well fed,
And so are you.
To my Valentine

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Hand and Heart ... PFF

This handmade postcard caught my eye - tucked into the bottom of a bin at the Goodwill Outlet Store ... I just HAD to buy it!

I can't imagine why someone would have given away this beautiful art/postcard/heart, but their loss is MY gain!

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

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday"!