Friday, August 10, 2018

International Cat Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #419


Yes, this week, on August eighth, Cats were celebrated across the world.  According to statistics, cats are the most popular pet on earth--there are an estimated 500 million felines frolicking in homes everywhere.  So it isn't surprising that there are several holidays celebrating our feisty, furry little friends.

International Cat Day was celebrated for the fist time in 2002 by IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, among other animal rights groups.

A human loved by a cat has been shown to improve mental health and to relieve stress, anxiety and depression. I can attest to that personally.  Toez the Polydactyl Cat has often been a lifesaver--laughter on a dark day.

I hope you took time, if you are, er, owned by a cat, to roll out the red carpet!   Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! 

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Friday, August 3, 2018

August's Wild Rose -Postcard Friendship Friday #418



This year July has been a scorcher. All sorts of records have been broken!  Now that August is here, we will likely face more hot days.  I have enjoyed summer more than any other this year.  I'm not sure why, but it may have something to do with getting older--AND the months of darkness and soggy rain we've had over the past three winters.

I love the sunshine and the roses.  The roses in my garden are VERY happy with all this sun.  I keep them well-watered and they are splendorous!

May the aroma of the wild rose fill your hearts, dear friends!  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! 

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

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THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Happy Birthday Little Sister! -Postcard Friendship Friday #417


I remember the day my youngest sister came home.  She was so tiny with a head of dark hair, deep blue eyes and eyelashes so long they touched her perfectly drawn brows.  What a beautiful baby!  However, I was fourteen years old and as a teen, a newborn wasn't that interesting to me.

Yet,  as she grew we became very good friends.  I wrote songs about her, played with her, teased her and loved her.

She has a whimsical nature much like my own.  Today she turns 46 years old.  It is hard to believe so many years have passed since the day my parents brought home that sweet little girl.  I am grateful to the Lord for my sister.  She is one of my best buddies and is such a blessing in my life!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! 

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

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THEMES: You don't have to stick to the theme I choose each Friday. Just put up the postcards you love and tell us why you like them.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Breakfast at Eight -Postcard Friendship Friday #416



Today is Friday the 13th--rather than dwell upon bad luck and other such negativity, I decided to focus upon the love and beauty of family. 

These children having tea together is such a charming picture. Of course, in my family, my brother would have made mud pies and we would have tried to eat them. LOL Still, this is a pretty picture of sibling kindness.

Treasure your family, dear ones.  Life is short and we never know what the future holds.
Have a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Stork Ho! -Postcard Friendship Friday #415



I have posted this darling postcard to celebrate my sweet Melissa's new little boy.  He was just born about ten minutes ago!  I am an Auntie!!!  Again!!!  :D  What a wonderful gift.  <3 br="">

Have a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday, dear friends.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Happy Fourth of July -Postcard Friendship Friday #414



Next Wednesday, Americans celebrate the day we won our independence from England.  In my town there is a marathon, a parade, and the waterfront teems with rides, crafts booths and good food.

Just before fireworks--the American Anthem is sung.  Our fireworks are beautiful and are set off over the Willamette River opposite Riverview Park.  It is a beautiful sight to see.

Happy Fourth of July, dear friends and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, June 22, 2018

We Will Stand by What's Right -Postcard Friendship Friday #413



Isn't this little fellow sweet?  I love this poem too.  Hurrah for the Red White and Blue!  In our little town of Independence flags and cheer are everywhere. 

Blessings and peace to you this lovely June day.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

LINKING UP:  You can put your link in any time between now and next Thursday.  Postcard Friendship Friday is open for the entire week!     

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Who would Not be a Father? -Postcard Friendship Friday #412


A loving Father is not only a blessing to his own family, but he is a blessing to the entire world.  His caring actions ripple out through his children, his children's children, his children's children's children...down through the ages. 

I am grateful to have had a wonderful Father.  He was brave, gentle and strong and loved to laugh.  He provided for our needs and He was a good man who helped strangers and always knew exactly what to say.  He told imaginative stories that still live in my heart to this day.

He was an artist--you can find tiny sketches in his Bible, just like me.  I am the eldest of six.  Daddy loved all of us so.  Each of us had a special bond with him.   I was in trouble he knew it instinctively--and the same was true of me.  Dad was our hero, and he taught us unconditional love.

Happy Father's Day, dear Friends, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!  Thank you for dropping by.  Your visits encourage my heart.

PS:  I just went through the comments side--where you look up comments to be moderated--and I found a slew of wonderful things from all of you.  I didn't realize there would be comments I needed to look at!  Please forgive me for putting them up so late!  I appreciate each and every one of your comments.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Birthday Greetings!


Happy Birthday to everyone who has a birthday in the Month of June.  It is one of my favorite months of the entire year.  And not just because my birthday is Thursday.  :D

May God's blessings, joy and peace be yours, dear ones.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Columbia, Gem of the Ocean -Postcard Friendship Friday #411



This is such a lovely postcard.  The little girl's jumper and starry apron are just charming, making it the perfect postcard to commemorate Flag Day.

However the title of this postcard had me baffled.  So, I did a little research. Columbia, Gem of the Ocean is the name of a song thought to have been composed by Thomas A Becket in 1843. 

For many years this song was the unofficial national anthem of America. However, in 1931 the Star Spangled Banner was officially adopted by Congress as the official national anthem of the United States.  Still, the song was very popular. So much so, in 1957, it was featured in the popular musical The Music Man.

I was also astonished to learn that in 1969, Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean was performed by a U.S. Navy Band aboard the USS Hornet, while the ship's helicopters recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts after they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean!  History is SO interesting and full of surprises. 

Have a lovely weekend, dear Friends.  Happy Flag Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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REMINDER:  If you post anything other than a postcard to share, your link will be removed.   Postcard Friendship Friday is specifically dedicated to postcards, both modern and vintage.