Friday, May 12, 2017

Taking a Walk -Postcard Friendship Friday #357

I was one of those brave Moms who homeschooled her children most of their school years.  It was a rewarding, yet difficult time in my life. I often wondered if I had done well enough.  I had such brilliant, amazing children.

They are still the loves of my life.

Happy Mother's Day dear Friends...I am SO blessed by my dear, precious, treasured children.  I pray this same blessing is yours.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Mother's Little Darling -Postcard Friendship Friday #356


My children are grown and gone.  I remember the sweet days of childhood for my children.  How precious those days were...this wonderful postcard echos my heart.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

If You Want your Secrets Kept Mum -Postcard Friendship Friday #356




I love this old postcard.  I do tell my Mother all my secrets--she's the best Mom ever.  But the funny thing is, I also call her Mum, Mumsy and Mummy.  So this week's postcard is to my beloved Mummers-Mum-Mumsie--the sweetest most lovely Mom in the world.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Little Fireman -Postcard Friendship Friday #355


This is a postcard I put up a little over eight years ago.  I'm so busy I hadn't had the time to acquire a postcard for this week, so I'm re-posting it!

I admired the artist who drew this amazing little boy so much, my darling Sissy gave me the original boxed set from her extensive collection of cards. I felt so honored--They are just wonderful.  This postcard is three times as big as a normal one!

 
A warm and friendly "Hi" from me -- Thinkin' and wonderin' how you be!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

He is Risen! -Postcard Friendship Friday #354



“But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.

“They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?"

“She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him." Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.

“Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?"

“Supposing Him to be the gardener, she said to Him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."

“Jesus said to her, ‘Mary.’"

“She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabboni!’ (which means Teacher).

“Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’

“Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord;’ and she told them that He had said these things to her.”
~John 20:11-18


I can only imagine the tenderness in His voice, as He said her name.

I can only imagine the joy and awe Mary Magdalene must have felt. When she realized who He was she could hardly keep from throwing her arms around Him.

Dear Friends, He calls all of us by name.  He sees our endless tears--through His wounds he brings healing to our deepest hurts. He is Risen!  He is Risen indeed...such is the true meaning of Easter.  A joyous Easter to you all!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Love and Peace at Easter -Postcard Friendship Friday #353


I love the way artists of old used violets.  Violets are so pretty.  Just now they are springing up all over the yard.  I miss the yellow Johnny Jump-ups of my childhood.  With the clearing of the forests of my childhood--they are moistly gone, along with the trilliums, May flowers, sword fern, star flowers and the sweet shamrock.

But setting that aside, I hope you all have a lovely Easter.  It is a time to celebrate hope.

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Greetings From Spring Valley -Postcard Friendship Friday #352



Greetings dear  Friends.  This beautiful postcard of white roses seemed perfect for today's blog. Did you know there is a certain language presented by flowers?  Books have been written about this.  According to the fascinating book Tussie Mussies, by Geraldine Adamich Laufer, in Victorian times, white roses carried the meaning of "unity, silence, keep my secret, I am worthy of you, love, respect and beauty." 

I adore roses--my garden is filled with all colors and types of them.  June is when the roses begin to bloom.  I long for the lovely aroma of those lovely flowers.

Here in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon, Spring has sprung with a vengeance!  Last week almost overnight, daffodils and purple crocus burst from the ground and all the fruit trees were suddenly covered with masses of pink and white blossoms. 

This morning the sun is peering through the clouds and hope fills the air.  It is going to be a beautiful day. There's something about this time of year which melts the heart with joy. This will be my third Spring without the love of my life.  He liked to work outside this time of year--I miss the camaraderie we shared working in the yard together.  Sometimes when I am outside doing the work which must be done, I fancy my Beloved is there beside me.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Dear Little Children



I have missed you, dear ones--you know who you are.  I have been praying as have many others.  You are treasured more than you know.

I adore this Postcard.  Aren't these little ones darling?  Children are the same across the world.  This postcard actually reminds me of the artwork of my own Great Aunt Martina Gangle.  All her life she wore a scarf in just the way these children do.  I have fond memories of the time I spent with her when I was younger.  I didn't know then, that she was an important Oregon artist during the Great Depression.  She gently encouraged me when I drew pictures for her at family reunions.  I can still remember her affectionate smile and twinkling eyes.

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Above is an example of Aunt Martina's artwork.  It is an excerpt from one of the murals she painted.  Ah, what a blessing to have such a precious heritage.

It is Springtime here in the valley.  I pray your days will be beautiful with joy, hope and peace.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Harps and Shamrocks -Postcard Friendship Friday #351


This wonderful card was in my precious Grammie Jenny's collection. It was printed in the USA on very thin fragile paper. The harp was embossed, then painted a shiny gold. This lovely bouquet of shamrock and green carnation seemed to be the perfect card for today!

An Irish Blessing
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts.
But, if He can't turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles
so we will know them by their limping.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Easter Egg in Spring Bouquet - Postcard Friendship Friday #350


The next holiday to come along is Easter. Easter eggs and the fun to be had with them makes this a marvelous holiday. I also love the stories of Easter--along with old movies shown this time of year, such as The Ten Commandments and The Robe.

This delightful postcard fills my eyes with its beauty and whimsey.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! 

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Bon Voyage--Postcard Friendship Friday #349

This wonderful old postcard is HUGE! It is printed on heavy stock and is 10 by six inches. At first I thought it was printed in the 1930's. However, I have since discovered this postcard was published in Bavaria around 1914. The artist's name is Ethel DeWees. Her initials are in the lower right-hand side.
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I love the simplicity of the little girl's dress and hat. The look on her face speaks volumes, as she hands the boy a handful of yellow daisies.
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The boy, however isn't quite sure what to do with those flowers, and seems a tad terrified! I enjoyed the boy's elegant clothing, complete with frills and captain's hat, along with that fancy, schmancy carpetbag suitcase.
 
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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Lady and the Sheik -Postcard Friendship Friday #348

Back in the 1930's there were many films made about romance in the far East. This is a photo from one of those wonderful old movies. Their pose, the kiss trembling between them--well, it looks VERY romantic. (grin)

However looks are probably deceiving. Most likely these dancers are feeling quite uncomfortable! Cameras from that long-ago era took forever to take a picture.  The folks posing for a picture had to hold the stance without moving, for quite some time. How they held their smile and that sense of romance I cannot imagine!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Print a Kiss -Postcard Friendship Friday #347



It is good to be back home!  I hope this entry finds you all happy and singing songs.  Since it is still the month of Valentines, I'm posting this lovely postcard featuring vintage Romance.  Some things never change!

I miss my the love of my life and his kisses--Valentine's Day was special to us both, so it is a bittersweet holiday these days.  However, even though my Beloved is in heaven, I still love Valentine's Day.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Miss Camille's Fantastic Hat -Postcard Friendship Friday #346

Wow! She's gorgeous! But that amazing hat looks as though it might fly off with the slightest provocation. I wonder if women at that time actually wore hats like that, or if this was just for the photoshoot. She certainly has enough pizzazz to carry it off! Can you imagine what would happen to this dear lady in a windstorm?  Haha.

I am re-posting this postcard from 2010.  When I get back into town, I will be able to do more original stuff.  Thanks for your patience.  Have a wonderful week and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Love's Greetings - Postcard Friendship Friday #345



Hello, everyone.  I posted this lovely postcard in 2011.  Since I'm out of the office for so long, I'm putting this up again.  This little fellow is pretty cute.  I love the blossoming border, as well as the hearts bursting from the box.  Just darling.

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