I adore this postcard. Despite the brick and bat held out of sight as these two shake hands, these mischievous fellows seem to respect and like one another--I imagine if they were to end up in a "knock down drag out" they'd eventually end up at a local pub nursing black eyes, bumps & bruises--AND sharing a tasty brew.
I sought everywhere to discover the history and significance to an Irish pipe of peace. All I could find were bagpipes, which are typically referred to as Pipes O' Peace! If anyone out there knows the significance, or stories and legends surrounding Celtic pipes, or clay Irish pipes of peace, I would love to hear from you!
The Irish are a passionate people and their humor and fiery temperament are legendary. Since I am of Irish descent on Dad's side, this postcard tickled my funny bone. I hope it makes you smile, too. I liked what Master Harold's Auntee wrote on the back, "Dear Harold, These two seem to be good friends, smoking their pipe of peace."
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!
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