Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas in 3D

You can't tell it from the scan, but this gorgeous card is 3D!
It was in a group of 5 or so that I found at the thrift store a couple of months ago ...
and is one of the few Christmas postcards I have.

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hearty Teatime Postcard

I found this postcard at the thrift store a while back. It's delicate yummy pastel beauty certainly caught my eye!

Do you see some hearts in this card?
(if not, look closely at those delicate petals painted on the teapot ...)

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

Friday, October 18, 2013

Yellowstone National Park

This postcard depicts the famous "Old Faithful" geyser at Yellowstone National Park. It looks pretty much the same now as it did in 1992 (when this postcard was issued) ... and the same as it looked when my family visited back in 1965 or so. I was just a little tyke, but I have vivid memories of Old Faithful!

I am glad that our national parks have reopened after the 2-week shutdown ... but, like many Americans, am frustrated that it happened.
I won't get into politics here, because I loathe politics.
And I know that my opinion is just that. MY opinion. I will not force it on you, although I suspect most people hold similar opinions!
So I will just let it go with this ... I will express MY opinions during the next election.

To see postcards (without politics) from around the world, visit "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy", and join us for "Postcard Friendship Friday!"

Friday, October 4, 2013

Autumn Fairies

For the past 2 weeks I have felt a bit like these fairies.
The wind has blown, the rains have fallen ...
The leaves have started to turn brown and fall.
Sigh. Summer is over.

To see wonderful postcards from around the world, head on over to "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy" - and join the fun on "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Someone's Arizona Vacation ...

I can't stand to see old postcards and photos in the bins at the thrift store "outlet" store. I know it is the final chance for these pieces of history to be found before they are disposed of (usually paper is shredded).

So when I found an old photo album of someone's Arizona vacation/road trip, I just had to snatch it up. It was full of wonderful pictures ... interspersed with postcards like this one.

Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona
copyright 1992

This photo was stuck on the page right under the postcard.

(only one photo of the bunch was labeled with a date - 1998)

I am linking this with Beth's "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kill an Hour ... PFF!!!

I just love this postcard I found at the thrift store!

I think this is one place I will avoid!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Kitty Miss You

This adorable kitty seems to be truly sad ...

Another card found at the thrift store ...
Love that place!!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

'Tis the Time of Year for Fireworks!

It's the time of year for fireworks!!!

I won't be in Vancouver or Portland for fireworks this year, however ... because

I will be in Independence - where Alan and Beth host an awesome 4th of July party - we get to watch the parade from her front yard - eat a wonderful meal - and stay for rockin' fireworks if we want!!!

I am going to link this up with Beth's "Postcard Friendship Friday" this week - although she is recovering from oral surgery and may not be able to be online at all ...

I've missed joining in on PFF, but with my "new to me" computer Sissie donated ... I'm baaaack!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Panoramic Photo Collage Postcard

 This "panoramic photo collage" was done by artist Masumi Hayashi in 1996.

The subject is beautiful ... but the reality is horribly sobering.

"Tule Lake Relocation Camp and Segregation Center, Klamath Falls Basin, California. Tule Lake was the site of one of ten concentration camps which housed Japanese Americans forcibly removed from the west coast states during WWII. In 1943 Tule Lake was chosen as the "segregation center" for persons answering "no-no" on the government loyalty questionaire. Peak population was 18,789 out of 120,000 interned."

Friday, May 3, 2013

Love is in the Air!

And on the Postcard!

Don't you just love a wedding announcement/invitation ...
On a postcard?
I've never seen one before!!!

The best part ... Tracy is my cousin's daughter!

And North Bend is right on the Oregon coast!!!

What a beautiful and perfect setting for these two wonderful "kids" to celebrate their marriage.

As a note ... I don't know Clint.
But I do know Tracy - and she is one of the nicest, gentlest, most respectful people I know. I am proud to call her family!

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

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dover Dam postcard

This is another postcard I picked up a while back at the thrift store. After being donated, sorted, thrown in a bin and pawed over for who-knows-how-long by who-knows-how-many-people it was folded, cracked and rumpled ... but it was mine!

"DOVER DAM, one of fourteen dams in the Muskingum Conservancy District, is located on Ohio Route No. 8 near Dover, Ohio. This dam, lying across the main channel of the Tuscarawas River, is the key dam in the system which controls the waters which pour eventually into the Muskingum River. The Muskingum Conservancy District covers about one-fifth of the total area of Ohio and is one of the greatest flood control systems in America. Its lakes afford beauty, fishing, and boating comparable to that found in any section of the United States."


"Let's Explore Ohio" scenic post cards are available only through Standard Oil Stations and dealers. Free. Kodachrome by R.R. McCreary."

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Payette Lake Postcard - PFF

No. 87 in UNION OIL COMPANY'S Natural Color Scenes of the West

"Payette Lake on North Fork of the Payette River, Idaho, is reached on Highway 15 from Boise or Highway 95. Wooded shore lines, crystal-clear water are characteristic of Idaho's vacation land jeweled with excellent fishing lakes and streams."

"See the OLD WEST this year with 76 Gasoline"

Sorry for being a little late joining up with this week's "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Flowers Postcard

The arrival of spring has been delayed here ...

Flowers that usually show up in mid-February are just now starting to bud, and the ones that are supposed to bloom now are still just bare sticks.


I can't wait for Spring to finally show up!!!

"Monet's Gardens at Giverny
Yellow and red tulips create a vibrant contrast in a bed of blue forget-me-nots in the Giverny Gardens."

Join us over at "The Best Hearts Are Crunchy" - for "Postcard Friendship Friday"!

Friday, February 1, 2013

With All My Heart

This card was sent to me by a very special and dear friend.

Who knows how much I love hearts!

(Thank you Terry!)

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

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