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."