Friday, July 12, 2019

Fishing Old School -Postcard Friendship Friday #463


Summer is in full swing.  I am not sure how this lovely lady is keeping a seat on that slippery rock while catching a fish.  Haha--I would not have wanted to be a nearby swimmer for sure!

One of my first summers in this town, I was sitting by the river's edge, when only a few feet away, a big old salmon leaped out of the water--twice!  Talk about a surprise--and the instant wish for a fishing pole.

It is just starting to get hot here in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  I am glad for summertime and its sunny days.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Modern Siren



Even in the age when swimsuits were not as small as they are today--this young woman is lovely.  I like the sleeves on that vintage suit--and there's no denying the young man finds her attractive.

Summer days are here!  I'm blessed in that from where I live, I'm an hour from the desert, the mountains, the forests and the ocean--it just depends upon which direction I decide to take!

Have a lovely week everyone!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July!


Happy Fourth of July!  I have a ton of people at my house today, and there are fireworks tonight and Saturday night.  I'm looking forward to all the folderol.

In the meantime, have a great weekend wherever you are! 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Uncle Sam is a Blast! -Postcard Friendship Friday #462


This postcard is so colorful and perfect for American's Fourth of July celebration.  However, I still can't help shuddering a little when I see how close the firecracker is to that boy's face as he lights it!  Vintage postcards sometimes have the most unlikely images.

In the meantime, next Thursday, here in the USA, we celebrate the Fourth of July.  I'm looking forward to friends and family arriving and the fun and fellowship we will share.

I am grateful for the freedom we have in America.  God bless America!  Happy celebrations, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Will You go off with me on the Fourth?


It is hard to believe the Fourth of July, American's celebration of its Independence, is just one week away.  I will have a bunch of friends and family here for the entire extended weekend starting Wednesday night.  It is going to be so much fun.

I just love these vintage celebratory Fourth of July pieces.  The caption for this one is especially clever.

Have a marvelous day!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Riding a Rocket -Postcard Friendship Friday #461


I love these vintage Fourth of July postcards.  Their bright colors and total disregard for the safety of  children is amazing!  Though I have to admit, riding on a rocket like this young fellow, seems like it might be great fun.

When I was a little girl, I can remember sitting on Daddy's shoulders watching fireworks.  We would go to the Alpenrose Dairy every Fourth of July.  It was a grand tradition for years and years.

These days there's a fabulous parade which goes right past my place, as well fireworks over the river only four blocks away.  We have a big potluck that day and lots of folks come to sit and watch the parade.

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  It nearly rivals Christmas!

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are, dear Friends!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!


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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Following In Father's Footsteps


Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there, who's kindness, fairness and love for their children has changed the world.

One little boy, following in the footsteps of a good and loving Father, will bring happiness to his own family someday.  His own Daddy is the one who can teach that boy how to become a good man.

I am grateful for my own Father, who's kindness and love made a HUGE difference in my own life.  I often hear stories of dads who are not good--and who treated their children awful.  To hear those stories breaks my heart.  I wish everyone could have had a Dad like mine.  He would have taken you all to his heart, too.

Happy Father's Day, dear ones. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Best Birthday Greetings



Happy Birthday to me!  Today I bring home a tiny new Friend.  He's nine weeks old, and a bundle of fun.  I get to bring him home today.  SUCH a happy moment.

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  And if it is your birthday too--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Freedom's Flag -Postcard Friendship Friday #460



Today is Flag Day and this coming Sunday is Father's Day.  Dad will always be my hero. 

I love our country's flag.  My Father fought beneath it and for it during WW2.  He spoke of how that flag, those stars and stripes, symbolized his country and family--those things he loved best.  In the midst of blood and battle, when he saw our American Flag he took courage.

Dad is in heaven now--but I still remember the look in his eyes when he spoke of how our flag gave him courage to face the terrible things of war.

Happy Flag Day, Daddy.  I love you.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Goodbye Dear old Friend


Yesterday my dear old friend Vern called to say goodbye.  He said he would greet my Beloved and two babies when he got there and told me he was praying for me.  Those were his last words.  Soon after he called, Vern flew away to heaven--I didn't realize how close he was to flying away from this world.

My Friend was 92 and had lived a long life full of years.  He prayed for me every day...Vern was one of my best buddies and I loved him well.  It has been an honor to know this wonderful man.

He leaves a HUGE hole in the lives of his family and friends--but I know he's in a better place now.  He can run and jump with the best of them--and I know he is rejoicing at reuniting with his son, daughter, sisters, son-in-law, and his beloved  Edie.

Farewell old Friend.  I miss you.