Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Peaceful Christmas


This young red headed girl must be an angel.  I can't imagine sitting in the snow clad only in a sheet without having some kind of supernatural warmth and protection!  She does have a halo and appears to be decorating an outdoor Christmas tree.

I love the grace and style of the artwork of the late 1800's and 1900's.  This beautifully appointed postcard is no exception.

Have a lovely week, my Friends!  A peaceful and beautiful Christmas to you!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Spilled Apples -Postcard Friendship Friday #384



I grew up in the country next to my grandparents who had an orchard of apple trees, cherry trees, pear trees, golden plum and purple prune trees.  Many of those vintage trees are still thriving to this day--and their fruit is unparalleled.  As a girl, my favorite in Fall was the winter apple tree.

Winter apples were ripe by early October and when polished were a beautiful dark red like those pictured in this postcard.

This lovely illustration of spilled apples takes me back to the carefree days of childhood.  I remember climbing to the uppermost crown of the tree, where the branches formed a perfect place to sit.  I would read my favorite book and crunch away on those wonderful winter apples.   I can still taste their sweet flavor. 

My Grandmother once described how those hardy apples were stored for winter when she was a girl. The apples were kept in a cool room in barrels where they were nestled between layers of sawdust. She said this was an effective way to keep the fruit from spoiling--she and her family ate crunchy winter apples clear through February and sometimes even later than that.

Thank you for dropping by and taking a moment to walk with me down memory lane.  Merry Christmas, dear ones.  And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Busy Hands, Happy Heart -Postcard Friendship Friday #383


We had the best Thanksgiving ever.  Singing, playing instruments, laughter, good food and family time.  It was a true delight. Haha--and I saw my sweet Mumsie dance for the first time in my life!!! LOL She is so cute. This Thanksgiving was a memory maker--one I will treasure for all time!  There are some moments I wish could last forever...that is the way I felt yesterday. 

We missed my sweet husband.  He would have been so happy.  But I know he was with us in Spirit.

I am thankful for so many things--including you, dear ones.  Have a great weekend Friends, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

First Thanksgiving Dinner Party -Postcard Friendship Friday #382


I laughed out loud when I saw this vintage postcard's depiction of the First Thanksgiving.  The humor is delightful.  I am sure the English people who came to America had many cultural differences with the Native Americans they found living here.  And yet, at that time they all got along.  Indeed a native American by the name of Squanto came to help them.  Miraculously he knew English and gave the people of the Mayflower needed advice and help to make it through the following winter months.  It is a miraculous, beautiful story.  One worth researching!

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week.  I don't know where the time flew to.  Have a lovely weekend, Happy Thanksgiving and a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

One Flag, One Land -Postcard Friendship Friday #381



Today is Veteran's Day in the United States.  The soldiers in this vintage postcard have various uniforms, which I believe represent different eras of time.

My Family has records of young men fighting for what they believe in, clear down through the Civil War, and before that.  It is an honor to know about these brave soldiers.

Please take time to honor those who have fought for your liberty and freedom today.  Blessings to everyone and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Peace and Prosperity -Postcard Friendship Friday #380


This beautiful Thanksgiving postcard echoes my thoughts and hopes for our world.  That all people would experience peace and prosperity.  I would add to that joy and love--and the touch of God's hand.

There is SO much for which to be thankful!  Have a great weekend, dear Friends, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A Merry Hallowe'en


Tonight all the children will be dressed in their costumes and full of merry laughter.  I look forward to their shenanigans.  "Trick, or Treat," they will say.  I will reply, "Do a trick, and I'll give you a treat!

It's Hallowe'en when little boys
Are frightened by the slightest noise,
And little girls run off to bed
And climb in quick, and hide their head.

Have a Merry Hallowe'en all you wonderful people!  Please stay safe out there, dear ones.

Monday, October 30, 2017

I Will Always Miss You



Just about now, three years ago, my Beloved Husband was being rushed to the hospital by ambulance.  Today is a difficult day.  Strange how life can change in an instant.  Strange.  Sometimes I still can't believe he is gone.

I am grateful to God for bringing Alan in to my life and for the wonderful adventure we had together...  I am so thankful for the lovely children he gave to me and for the love we shared.  I will always miss him.

Friday, October 27, 2017

You Ought to See the Other Fellow! -Postcard Friendship Friday #379



I loved the face of this little fellow so much, I had to post it.  The artist did an incredible job catching the plucky nature of this funny cat. I would like to find more of this artist's work. 

Have a great weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Afraid of His Own Shadow -Postcard Friendship Friday #378



When I was a child, we lived on the edge of a vast forest.  The woods became our playground.  Especially one huge old fir tree next to our home.  We played under it so often the ground became as hard as a floor.  It was our outdoor playroom. 

When Halloween came around we would decorate underneath that tree.  We would sweep the "floor" and hang little hand-made ghosts in the tree branches.   We created scary exhibits of goblins and frightening creatures using whatever we had around the house.  It was all great fun...until the sun went down.

Then we were so scared, we wouldn't dare venture out to see our creations, even using candles.  We were, haha, afraid of our own shadows.

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