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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Friday, May 25, 2018

Happy Flag Day and Best Birthday Wishes -Postcard Friendship Friday #410



Somehow Blogger lost what I had scheduled for today, posting an exact copy of last week's PFF instead.  I have NO idea why, or where my original post went! Hence I am re-posting both Flag Day and Birthday vintage postcards for you this morning.

I have always loved the American flag, with its bright colors, symbolism and rich history.  This beautiful vintage postcard with our flag and the dear little children bearing bouquets of colorful flowers touches my heart.




The vintage postcard above is one of my favorites--its rich color and beauty of design fills my eyes.  As many of you know, my birthday is Flag Day.  So over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite vintage birthday postcards, along with those celebrating the American flag!

Happy Flag Day and have a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday! 

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The Lads They Loved so Dear -Postcard Friendship Friday #409



What a beautiful postcard.  By the style of the clothing this family wears, I surmise this vintage postcard is from the early 1900's around the time of WWI.  

Sadly, it seems the family pictured here has lost both husband and father.  In those days it would have been incredibly difficult for a widow to raise her family alone. Indeed, my heart goes out to all those who have lost their loved ones in war, regardless of which nation they defended.

Here in America, this is Memorial Day Weekend, a time of reflection and remembrance of the sacrifices our military men and women willingly made for family, home and country.  

Monday Memorial Day, all across our great country, Americans will specifically honor the soldiers who gave so much.  Their sacrifice is the reason we are free.

My family and I will visit Dad, a WW2 Veteran and a POW in Nazi Germany, at Willamette National Cemetery with its acres of flagged graves.  So many of them--the sight always brings me to tears.  I pray we will NEVER take any of these amazing individuals for granted.

God bless them all, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.  

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Birthday Sweet Mumsie! -Postcard Friendship Friday #408



Today my beloved Mumsie is 79 years old.  She is the best Mom ever.  She raised six children on practically nothing.  She sacrificed for us and gave us every advantage she could. She loved my Dad with all her heart and wept when he left us five years ago.  They had been married well over 50 years.  What a lovely example she is!

Mumsie loved to write, so she wrote her first book with my youngest sister dandling on her knees.  She typed it on an old manual typewriter when there was no such thing as auto correct.

Mom was a pioneer in Christian romance.  Back in the late 70's, when I was a teen, there were none.  That was her inspiration!  She went on to sell six mystery novels for girls and young women.  Two of them were printed overseas, and several were in print for over 20 years.  She has written Bible studies for women and teens and just three years ago, her historical romance novel, A Stitch and a Prayer, was published.  You can find a selection of Eva Gibson's books on Good Read.

I am SO proud of her.

Now I have a fun little story to tell about Mom.  For years she doodled 41 inside of a heart.  She always said something BIG would happen on that day.  And it did!  Mount St. Helens blew her top.  We've always teased her about that.  And today, of course, she is getting a fair amount of ribbing because of the eruption of the volcano in Hawaii.  "What is it about your birthday and volcanos," we ask.

So...Happy Birthday Mom!  And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

My Beautiful Baby -Postcard Friendship Friday #407

 


I love this painting from the early 1900's.  I can't imagine having to do daily tasks wearing long skirts such as those pictured here.  I thank God for today's more practical clothing.  In the meantime, this mother's face says it all.  "I love you, my beautiful baby!"  

Have a lovely Mothers' Day, dear friends--treasure your Moms--Life is fragile and beautiful, and we won't have them here forever.

Blessings, and joy to you!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

May the Fourth be With You -Postcard Friendship Friday #406



I am of the generation which saw the first Star Wars movie in the theater when it came out for the first time over 40 years ago.  These days, movie goers are jaded to the incredible special effects in movies, but back then we had not seen anything like it in our lives.

I still remember the way I felt as I listened to the incredible music and watched the huge Empire ship move powerfully across the top of the movie screen.  It was an amazing experience.

And so today, I say with a decided lisp, "May the Fourth be with you!" Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Apple Blossoms, Warmth and Congratulations


This card is SO beautiful.  It is in German and according to Google translate it means "Warm Congratulations."  I adore this artist's work.  I am often inspired by these wonderful cards of old. 

Friday, April 27, 2018

A Song of Mother's Love -Postcard Friendship Friday #405



This is the sweetest postcard.  I love Robins and their nests and baby birds are so darling.  The poem is beautiful, too.

A Song of Mother's Love

Loving and watching and caring--
That is a Mother's part.
Teaching the best and sharing 
All of the good in her heart.

Hoping always and planning
For the days and years to be.
That is the picture I carry
Of my own Mother with me.

I am SO grateful for my own dear Mumsie.  She's a wonderful friend and precious Mother.  I wish I could find words to describe how much she has always meant to me--but mere words cannot express those feelings and thoughts.  She is my heart.

Take time to cherish your Mothers, sweet Friends.  My Mums is getting up in years and I treasure every moment i get with her.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

A Mother's Joy -Postcard Friendship Friday #404



My children are continually a joy to me.  They are grown--and I am incredibly proud of them.  I am SO grateful for the memories I have of our kids when they were little.  Though I remember some of those days were difficult, I miss the time when they were small.

There is nothing to compare with a Mother's love for her children.  I remember what my own sweet Mumsie told me long ago.  She said when she first looked into my face, there was a love born in her heart which was greater and more different than any she'd ever experienced before...and that love was for me.

She had six of us, yet each of us knew we were first in her heart.  There were never any favorites.  She loved us dearly and differently.  Each of us experienced our Mother's love in a way which was all encompassing and all our own.  How blessed I am to have such a wonderful Mom.

I have many friends who do not have that kind of love from their Mothers and others who's Moms are in heaven...Mumsie has taken each of these dear ones to her heart.  They have become my dear sisters...what a blessing!

May God cover your heart with warmth and sunshine, dear Friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Birthday, my Beloved


Happy Birthday, my Beloved.  You would have been 75 today, and we would have been married 35 years.  I pray you know how much I love you still...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Something to Blame -Postcard Friendship Friday #403


I was happily married for 31 years, and would do it all over again.  SO--I don't need the excuse this funny, clever postcard offers--neither did my Beloved.  LOL Of course our anniversary fell on the 14th...

My husband used to head a "phobialogologist club."  He collected all kinds of phobia words.  LOL  Did you know some people are so afraid of the number 13, they have a condition known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.  Lots of people avoid doing much on Friday the 13th because of its reputation of being a day of bad luck and accidents.   Many high-rise buildings, hotels and hospitals don’t have 13th floors and many airports don’t have gates numbered 13.

We really don't know why this day is believed to be unlucky.  Some think it began with the code of Hammurabi, a collection of legal decisions made by Hammurabi during his reign as king of Babylon in 1729 B.C.E.  These laws were numbered from 1-282, but the numbers 13, 66 and 99 were missing.

Other historians believe the day's reputation originated with ancient Sumerians, who considered the No. 12 “perfect” and the number which followed it imperfect.  Some say its reputation was established on Friday the 13th in October 1307 when France’s King Philip IV arrested hundreds of Knights Templar, then tortured and burned them at the stake.

I am not one for being frightened, or superstitious about this day, but there are plenty of others who are.  SO--lots of blessing and good luck to you today and happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

April Birthday Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #402



Hello, sweet Friends.  I thought this was the sweetest old postcard--just perfect for today.  As a small girl, I would have dearly loved to have worm this daffodil dress with matching umbrella.  It must be a warm rain because this little flower girl isn't wearing a sweater.

It is chilly and is raining hard today--a typical Springtime morning here in Oregon.  Tomorrow we are expecting a windstorm.  I am such a kid, I love storms, as long as people and property are not harmed.  It is especially fun when the electricity goes out.  I have a wood stove and candles for warmth and light. One can always hope.  (smile)

I hope you have a wonderful day today, dear Friends!  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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