Friday, September 14, 2018

World Chocolate Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #423




I adore chocolate.  Dark chocolate was a favorite of my beloved Husband.  There are still a couple of bags of dark chocolate pieces I still haven't touched in his office.

Chocolate is said to give people the sensation of being in love.  Perhaps that is why it is so popular--along with the wonderful taste, of course!

September 13 was International Chocolate Day, sometimes known as World Chocolate Day.  People celebrate chocolate several days several days in September, including September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day, September 22: National White Chocolate Day and September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day. 

International Chocolate Day is celebrated every year on Sept. 13.  You may ask why that particular date?  It was the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey Company.

Chocolate is made from the beans of  with the cacao tree. It takes about 400 of roasted cocoa beans to make a single pound of chocolate -- and two to four days to make a single chocolate bar. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods.  Cacao trees also need at least four years before they start producing beans.  

The earliest evidence of the use of chocolate goes back to the Olmecs of Mexico. There is evidence of chocolate beverages dating to 1900 BC.  History records most of  people living in South America made chocolate as a drink, including the Maya and Aztecs.

So, get some chocolate and have a wonderful day.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

A Girl and Her Cat


I have been traveling far from home over the past two weeks.  I spent time with my family--my sweet sis Wendy--in Spokane and my dear ones in Idaho.  What a wonderful time we had!  I'm SO grateful for my precious family. A loving family is a true blessing.

Now I'm home.  I was sure my little friend,  Toez the Polydactyl Cat, would be upset with me when I got back.  However, this time around something has changed.

She hasn't left my side since I arrived home, and was sleeping all over me last night.There hasn't been one hiss, nor has she given me her typical Judge Judy glare.  LOL 

I have a feeling she missed me a LOT this time and perhaps she decided, instead of hissing and getting mad, that smothering her human with love and kindness might be the better idea.

LOL  It is SO good to be back home...and I am happy to see my girl.  Toez is a great little friend and companion.

Have a great weekend, sweet Friends!  :D

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Champ -Postcard Friendship Friday #422


Isn't this little fellow beautiful?  I have always loved Daschshund dogs.  This one is particularly cute.
A friend of mine has two of them and they are delightful.  There's something so sweet yet comical about them--they're like a living cartoon.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Baby and the Bath -Postcard Friendship Friday #421



I have always loved pictures of babies with their animal buddies.  This one was SO cute!  Here the person giving this baby a bath, is using a flower watering pot!  Back in the day this was drawn, most people didn't have a shower, so this would have been a real treat.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Flirts -Postcard Friendship Friday #420




These two are SO sweet--as do most people who companion with dogs--there is a great resemblance between the two.

This month we honor dogs and their owners.  This postcard seemed just perfect.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! 

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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! 

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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! 

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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.
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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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