Friday, June 24, 2016

My Fond Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #319


Here is yet another postcard from my "cyber" collection. I love the studied profusion and off kilter balance of this lovely flower heart.  To me, this looks like a harp.

I am in awe of these artists of old, who created such beautiful postcards.  They inspire me.

Thank you for joining up with Postcard Friendship Friday.  Have a lovely day, dear ones.  It has been a difficult week.  I note the seasons, it is summer here--and I am bereft at the loss of the love of my life.

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Graceful -Postcard Friendship Friday #318



I posted this wonderful postcard back in 2009.   This dramatic photo was taken around the turn of the century and for its time must have been considered quite risque. However, in this day and age, I find Miss Marian Morgan to be lovely, even faery-like in her graceful pose and long flowing hair.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Butterfly Baby -Postcard Friendship Friday #317

Hello, dear Friends.  I have been out of town and apologize for getting this posted a bit later than usual.  I hope your week has been wonderful.  I was visiting family in Oregon's great Columbia Gorge.  It was hot, but in the evening the wind would kick up and swoosh through the trees--and the crickets joined in for a lovely hootenanny. I love that part of Oregon--so different than here in the Valley.

Isn't this little girl a darling? I love her dress, and I adore her expression, which plainly says, "You have GOT to be kidding. Do I REALLY have to wear this?"

One gets the feeling she'd rather be wearing her overalls, down fishing at the waterhole with the boys. 

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Daisy Girl -Postcard Friendship Friday #316

One can find this little girl on multitudes of postcards which came out in the early 1900's. I have not been able to discover her name, or when the photo for the postcard was taken. She is such an adorable child. I have loved these wonderful postcards for years.  Oddly enough, my sweet niece could be her sister!  Children are such a beautiful and joyful part of life. 


I was so intrigued by this particular postcard that I endeavored to draw her. Of course, my drawing doesn't do justice to the beauty and innocence of this lovely child.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Story of the American Flag -Postcard Friendship Friday #315


 I apologize for posting this so late.  I have been out of town and so busy I didn't have much time to be on the computer.  Yesterday was poignant as Mumsie, Sissie and I visited Daddy's memorial at the Willamette Veteran's Cemetery.  There is a powerful bond between the people who visit there.  Last year we met Andrea, who's Dad, Mike is just above Daddy.  Of all things, we saw her and met her husband this year--we were there at the same time, of all things!

Isn't this a fun postcard?  Smooching behind the flag--ah, young love.  

But the story behind Decoration Day is more serious.  Decoration Day started in 1866 after the American Civil War, when a Women's Association decorated the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers. For a nation seeking to move on after a war which split the country, states, communities and even families, this loving gesture was welcomed as a way to lay the past to rest, while honoring those who had fought on either side.  This brought unity and healing to a war-torn, war-worn country.

Later on, Decoration Day became known as Memorial Day.

On May 30, 1870, General Logan gave an address in honor of the new commemorative holiday. He said:

"This Memorial Day, on which we decorate their graves with the tokens of love and affection, is no idle ceremony with us, to pass away an hour; but it brings back to our minds in all their vividness the fearful conflicts of that terrible war in which they fell as victims.... 
Let us, then, all unite in the solemn feelings of the hour, and tender with our flowers the warmest sympathies of our souls! Let us revive our patriotism and love of country by this act, and strengthen our loyalty by the example of the noble dead around us...." 

It is only recently my sister Clytie discovered an interesting story in our own family line.  There were two brothers, one fought for the Union, the other for the Confederacy.  Each were imprisoned in the opposite side's prison camp at the same time.  Strange.  I am SO grateful to the Women who set out to bring healing to our torn country so long ago.  I am sure that healing extended to those two young men.

Our Grandfather fought in WW1, Daddy fought in WW2, Uncle Jody fought in Vietnam, Uncle Kelly fought in Korea, my brother-in-law fought in Iraq, my nephew was in the armed forces until just recently.  I am grateful to the sacrifices which were made by SO many men and women over the years.  We owe our freedom and way of life to them. they are my heros.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Learning to Walk -Postcard Friendship Friday #314


I remember when my youngest brother was learning to walk.  I was ten years old and he was the light of my life.  We were all at Grandma's house.  There's even a picture from that long ago day.  He took his first steps--arms outstretched, toddling toward me, to land in my arms. 

Funny how life goes.  Such precious memories and life is so different now.  Sometimes I wish I could go back to those beautiful innocent days of childhood. 

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Friday, May 13, 2016

A Lifetime Together -Postcard Friendship Friday #313


I posted this wonderful old postcard in remembrance of one of the best days of my life.  Tomorrow would have been our 33rd anniversary.  It is hard to believe a year and a half has gone by since my Beloved flew away to heaven.

I have so much for which to be thankful, but I have to admit I miss my Darling with all my heart.  I just wish he were here.  There will be days when I remember and smile, and days when I remember and weep.  Sometimes I might even get mad.  All of these feelings can sweep over my heart at a moment's notice.

In the 31 years we shared together, it only rained once on that day.  Isn't that amazing?  A special little gift I love to think about.   Tomorrow will be filled with sunshine and friends.  For this I am deeply grateful.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Mama's Peeking -Postcard Friendship Friday #312



I adore this old postcard.  Mama is there, peeking from behind the curtain, making sure her young'un is doing the right thing.  I wonder what the story is here?  I would love to know.

Mother's Day is this weekend.  How grateful I am for my Mom.  She is such a wonder, amazing lady.  So many of my friends don't know what it is like to have a great relationship with their Moms.  I am incredibly blessed to call her my friend and close confidante.  She is beautiful to my heart.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Marry Me -Postcard Friendship Friday #311



Tomorrow my sweet young friends Nathan and Jennika will be joining their lives in marriage.  I am so happy for these dear ones.  Nathan was loved and mentored by my sweet Alan, and has been like a son to me since my husband passed away. 

Above you see a drawing I made for them as their wedding gift! Jennika is perfect for Nathan.  I am SO happy for them!  This postcard is dedicated to this sweet couple and to honor the wonderful adventure ahead of them.  

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Mother's Love -Postcard Friendship Friday #310


Although the storm and stress of fate,
The bonds of life may strain, or sever.
The endless chain of Mother-love
Will bind the world forever.

What lovely words.  I have the world's most fantastic Mom.  She is such a lovely, talented, precious Friend.  I wish I would have known her better as a teenager--these days I treasure the beauty and value of my relationship with my Mother.  I am surrounded by her love and wonderful friendship.  I don't know what I would do without my darling Mum.  I am blessed to be her daughter. 

She was one of the speakers at the retreat last weekend.  She is gifted in so many ways, writing, art, and speaking.  I didn't realize it, but one of her books was recently translated into Korean!

As  Mom spoke, I learned a lot I didn't know, and frequently found myself in tears.  So many ladies came up afterward to tell me how blessed they were to have heard her speak.  The entire weekend was incredible! 

And so I say now--a little early--My dearest, darling Mumsie, happy Mother's Day!

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