Friday, October 19, 2018

A Thrilling Halloween -Postcard Friendship Friday #427



I have such wonderful memories of Halloween from when I was a child.  There was a great fir tree which grew close in the woods behind our home.  My siblings and I played underneath it so often the ground was hard and smooth.  It was like an outdoor playhouse.  We would sweep the "floors" and eat our lunches out there...it was a wonderful place, full of mystery and imagination.

Halloween was when we would make ghosties to hang on the branches of the trees, along with other scary decorations.  The funny thing was, when it was time to go out in the darkness--we were too scared by our own stories to do so!

I think, too, if I saw a pumpkin looking in the door, I would be a tad bit frightened!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Cat on Pumpkin -Postcard Friendship Friday #426




I love the art of Frances Brundage.  She is an inspiration to me--I wish I could have met her, but she was born before my time.  This is such a darling card for Halloween.  Kittens and children are equally as mischievous.

I hope this month of fall leaves and harvest is one that is filled with happiness. Have a great weekend, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Pumpkin Carving -Postcard Friendship Friday #425


I loved carving pumpkins when I was a child.  The best part, once they were hollowed and carved, was to add the candles.  I loved to see the shining grinning faces of the jack o' lanterns in the dark of the evening.

Mumsie would make pumpkin pies from the pumpkins once Halloween had passed.  There's nothing quite like a homemade pumpkin pie!  Delicious!

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Native American Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #424


My family recently had our DNA mapped.  I was delighted to learn we have Native American in our ancestry.  I have always had a heart for the original peoples of the United States—their history has been tragic, yet one can find wonderful stories of their nobility, bravery and courage.  

Though it isn’t a national holiday, Native American Day is celebrated by California and Nevada on the fourth Friday of September.

In 1968, when Ronald Reagan was Governor of the state of California, he signed a resolution calling for a holiday called American Indian Day. It was established as an official state holiday in 1998 to teach people of all ages about the tribal cultures, histories and heritage of the Native American tribes.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the largest tribal groups in the nation include the Cherokee, Navajo, Chippewa, Choctaw and Sioux.  There are a 566 Native American tribes which are federally recognized.

Many celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Megan Fox, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Burt Reynolds, Johnny Depp, Rosa Parks, Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Oprah Winfrey are believed to have Native American ancestry.

It is interesting to note how many words have Native American influences!  Words such  as chia, chili, chocolate, coyote, guacamole, mesquite, peyote, shack, tamale, tomato, abalone, bayou, cannibal, Chinook, manatee, poncho, and potato!

Also, the names of half of the U.S. States such as Arizona, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Missouri are derived from Native Americans words. Oklahoma got its name from Choctaw words "okla" and "humma," which means "red people” and Utah received its name from the Ute tribe, meaning "people of the mountains."  Many of towns and cities also bear Native American names such as Umpqua and Tacoma.

Before Europeans came to America, there were 18-20 million Native Americans living here.  Though they were not living in a single nation, they had a rich variety of culture, people, and languages.
My Grandfather joined thousands of Native Americans who voluntarily signed up to serve in WWI.  To honor them, the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 was signed granting citizenship to the country’s indigenous peoples.

I am proud my family is a part of this great and wonderful heritage.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

World Chocolate Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #423




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

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 commemorate chocolate 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 being consumed by people, dating back to 1900 BC.  History records people living in South America loved chocolate, including the Maya and Aztecs.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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="">

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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