Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
This wonderful old postcard celebrating April Fool's Day, is from my "cyber collection." I could not find a postcard to commemorate National Cat Fish Day, so this one will have to do.
It is amazing what one can discover on the internet! I was astonished (and amused) to learn on June 25, 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued an official proclamation making the date an annual holiday, National Catfish Day.
Said Reagan with his famous grin, "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy, farm-raised catfish."
I remember when my brothers would go fishing in the neighbor's pond. They'd bring home buckets of catfish. Mom would put them into the kitchen sink, where they splashed and played until Dad came home take care of business. I always thought their bewhiskered faces and tough disposition were rather endearing--they were tasty, too. Mom knew how to cook catfish--they must to be cooked just right, otherwise they taste gamey.
So, today in America, for fishing enthusiasts who like to catch their own and fry them up for supper, catfish tops the menu. If catching one's own catfish isn't an option, fried catfish appears on specials boards in cafes, diners and other eateries.
Who would have thought?! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
Don't forget to visit Gemma's Weekend Mailbox Meme for some interesting mail-related fun!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
She was an amazing actress--lovely when she was young, powerful as she grew older. There was always an air of mystery about her.
I wish I could have met her.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
This is another postcard from my "Cyber" collection. The idea of actually putting a piece of embroidery on a postcard is rather wonderful--though I don't know how a postcard like this would make it through today's postal stamping equipment.
I have heard these were popular in the early 1900's, many of them came out of France.
Christine has a lovely blog filled with fabulous postcards. You can find the original postcard at Christine's Blog. Thank you for sharing your wonderful postcards with us, my dear!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
This is a beautiful card I added to my "cyber" collection some time ago. It is a cut out card, which adds to its fragile loveliness. Thank you, Paula!
For more fabulous pink stuff, visit Bev at Pink Saturday!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Father's Day is celebrated on third Sunday in June in many parts of the world. In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd thought up the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon.
When her Mother died, Sonora's Dad had raised her to adulthood. She knew all the sacrifices he made for her and saw him as a courageous selfless and loving man. Sonora wanted her Dad to know how special he was to her, so she went to work on a national day to honor all Fathers. The very first Father's Day celebration was held on her Father's birthday, the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the third Sunday in June as Father's Day. President Nixon, in 1972, established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Roses are the Father's Day flowers: red to be worn for a living father and white if the father has died.
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!
I recently found a blog which seems to dovetail with Postcard Friendship Friday! Please visit Gemma's weekend Mailbox Meme for some interesting mailbox photos!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Dear dear Dad--you truly are the BEST Daddy there ever could be!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I have a little shadow
That goes in and out with me.
And what can be the use of him,
Is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me,
From the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me,
When I jump into my bed.
This is another illustration from my beloved book of children's poetry. I have always loved this poem--having a wonderful imagination, as a child--I often danced with my shadow, imagining she was my long lost twin.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Today is my birthday. I am the eldest. I never thought I would ever get this old. I still feel quite young on the inside--still in my early 20's.
Fifty-two years ago this moment Mom was, as she says, "working hard." I was born around 10 p.m. I am very grateful to Mumsie for all the things she instilled into me. Much of who I am today stems from what she taught me as a small child.
THANK YOU, Mom! Thank you for all your hard work. You taught me to see beauty. Thank you for faithfully loving Dad all these years. I thank you for your prayer and support throughout my life. I am truly blessed to have you as my Mom. Today on my birthday, I think about how wonderful you are--you are God's song of joy and laughter to ME, sweet Mumsie!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I thought you would enjoy hearing about Flag Day from my perspective as a small girl. I so amazed when I saw all the flags flying everywhere on Flag Day. Somehow in my mind, I believed they flew because it was the day I was born. I was heart broken when I discovered the true reason for the flags. As I matured, I learned to love the holiday not only because it landed on my birthday, but because of my love for my Country--and our Flag.
I look back and smile at that little girl I was. The reason I'm posting a birthday postcard today? This is for all you Flag Day birthday kids across the world--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Thank you for your indulgence, once again I will be posting Pink Saturday along with Postcard Friendship Friday together. For more wonderful Pink Stuff please visit Bev at Pink Saturday!
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
For other wonders in pink visit Pink Saturday at Bev's place.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I've always thought it wonderful that countries of the world each have a flag to represent them! In America, we celebrate our Flag on June 14. On that date, in 1777, the Continental Congress passed a resolution specifying that the flag carry 13 stripes and 13 stars. The colors would represent hardiness and valor (red), purity and innocence (white), and vigilance, perseverance and justice (blue). Over the years, as stars representing each state were added to the flag, the design changed to what it is today--white stars in a field of blue next to red and white stripes .
In 1885, a Fredonia, Wisconsin schoolteacher, B.J. Cigrand, arranged for the students in his school district to celebrate Flag Birthday on June 14th!
Then, in 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher from New York City, planned similar festivities for his school’s students. In 1893, Philadelphia became the first city to celebrate Flag Day and the following year, New York was the first state to observe June 14th as Flag Day. In 1916, after decades of expanding community observances, President Woodrow Wilson finally established Flag Day on the calendar.
But it wasn’t until 1949, that National Flag Day was officially observed every June 14th. The United States Flag Code, as adopted by Congress, states “The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing.”
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I like the idea of wing-like fins on her shoulders--and the delicate ting of yellow and pink are beautiful. The way this talented artist painted the mermaid's hair is phenomenal--I am fascinated by the way it is highlighted, almost as though it glows.
I also LOVE the bubble--I really like bubbles. (grin)