Friday, August 26, 2016

Tulip Faery - Postcard Friendship Friday #326

This is another postcard I bought in Newberg, Ore., when I was young. I loved the idea of flower fairies! This whimsical rendition of tulip fairies is one of my favorites.

I will be having surgery in about ten days.  A little scary, but it will be a relief when it takes place.  May God keep you close to His heart, dear Friends--Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, August 19, 2016

A Girl and Her Pal -Postcard Friendship Friday #325

This wonderful card was printed in the United States in 1975. A high school student, at the time, I received this from a pal I'd met at camp that summer.

I love the whimsical nature of the little girl hugging her bouquet of flowers and the cat's happy pursuit of the yellow butterfly. From her adorable dust-covered feet, one can tell she's been barefoot for most of the day.

This card brings back so many good memories. Long hot summers spent playing in the woods, chasing up the trees with my cats, building forts with my siblings and cousins. We truly had a wonderful, magical childhood.

I apologize for missing PFF last week.  I was dealing with a lot of pain that week and ended up visiting the hospital emergency room.  After the tests were evaluated, the ER doctor sent me to a surgeon for consultation on an immediate hip replacement.  I have been momentously distracted. I will try to have PFF up and running each week, but I may not be able to respond to your comments, if it is too close to when I have the surgery.

Please know how much I appreciate your visits.  I especially enjoy the comments you leave for me.  May God keep you close to His heart, dear Friends--Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Be Glad! -Postcard Friendship Friday #324

I am reposting a postcard from 2009.  It is one of my favorites.  I received this postcard when I was a teenager in the 1970's. I love the little girl and the artist's style is so exquisitely sweet.  I adore the dandelions growing at her feet--I still pick those puffs of dandys and blow them into the wind.  I suppose the child in me still loves how they float and dance.

Though sorrow crashes into my soul this morning, today is a day to be glad in the Lord and rejoice! How grateful I am that He walks with me on this unexpected journey.

I hope this coming weekend is beautiful for you.  Blessings to each of you dear ones.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Girl He Left Behind -Postcard Friendship Friday #323

What a commentary on the bravery of those women left behind to work and support their men as they went to war. World War 2 changed so many things. Women went to work in factories, riveting together planes and machines of war, and at the same time they changed diapers, and raised their children.

Indeed she IS a WOW! I admire those women. They changed our entire world.  These are the women who paved the way for the rest of us.  Thank you.

I apologize for missing last week's PPF.  It was a difficult time for me.  Setting that aside, sweet Friends, I pray you have a lovely weekend.  Blessings and smiles to you, dear ones.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Carnation Faery -Postcard Friendship Friday #322



My peace and joy,
Their sunshine lend,
to Thee, my dearest
earthly Friend.

I adore carnations--there's something so cheerful about them.  To gather a bouquet of them on the counter top is like having a bevy of little fairies sparkling merry smiles into the room.

I had the lovely opportunity to spend time with my little sis from Spokane, and my niece!  They are adopted into my heart and family for always.  Last night another friend and I went to our 40th High School reunion.  It was so great to see so many people I haven't seen for so many years.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, sweet Friends!  Blessings and smiles to you, dear ones.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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Friday, July 8, 2016

What IS that in the Cat's Dish? -Postcard Friendship Friday #321


Due to the busy state of my life right now, I'm re-posting this funny postcard about cats. 

I bought this postcard many years ago. It is a reproduction of an antique postcard, printed on 100% recycled paper, in the USA by the Evergreen Press in Walnut Creek, California.

I adore the rich colors, and the soft texture of fur and rug. The detail on the cat dish is beautiful. But yesterday, as I slipped my collection of postcards and cards into binders for safekeeping, I happened to look a little closer.

I did a double take. I suddenly wasn't sure if the one cat was exactly pleased with the other one.
And I have a question. What on earth IS that in the cat dish??? Anyone have any ideas?  It looks like a bug to me....Have a lovely weekend dear friends, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

My Fond Greetings


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.

Have a lovely week!


Friday, July 1, 2016

Monday is the Fourth of July! -Postcard Friendship Friday #320


In America we celebrate our independence on the Fourth of July.  

In years past, I have looked forward to the Fourth of July almost as much Christmas.  This is the second Fourth of July since my Beloved flew away to heaven, so it is a bittersweet holiday for me.  In my mind's eye, I can see my brawny husband striding through the crowds, greeting people, clapping them on the back, cracking jokes.  I can almost hear his laughter.  I miss him with all my heart during the holidays.  There is an ache in my heart that won't go away.  None the less--there is still joy and happiness to be found. 

In our small town of Independence we celebrate with a parade, waterfront complete with live music, booths, food--all next to the Willamette river.  In the evening there are fireworks over the Willamette River--it is the best fireworks display this side of the Mississippi, or so I'm told.  (grin) Of course, we are all biased.  I think of all the parades which have happened since my home was built in 1896 and I marvel.


I've heard that better than 80,000 people (or more, this year) will be flooding into town this weekend for the holiday.  The Fourth also coincides with Western Days, so it will get a bit wild around here.

In the evening, we walk to the fireworks and back. For me, it is a cozy feeling to light a big bonfire in the fire pit out back, to roast marshmallows and watch all the people trying to leave town at the same time.

Have a blessed weekend, dear Friends.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Fourth of July Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #319


Isn't this a beautiful postcard?  This is another from my "cyber" collection.  I love the flag, her Grecian draperies, that fierce Eagle with his wings out spread and those flaming cannons are wonderful!!!
Have a lovely Fourth of July.  Many of you are not from my country, so will not experience the celebration of freedom we have here.  Still, God bless you, dear ones, wherever you are.  ((hugs))
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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.

God bless you, sweet Friends and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
  
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