Friday, July 12, 2019

Fishing Old School -Postcard Friendship Friday #463


Summer is in full swing.  I am not sure how this lovely lady is keeping a seat on that slippery rock while catching a fish.  Haha--I would not have wanted to be a nearby swimmer for sure!

One of my first summers in this town, I was sitting by the river's edge, when only a few feet away, a big old salmon leaped out of the water--twice!  Talk about a surprise--and the instant wish for a fishing pole.

It is just starting to get hot here in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  I am glad for summertime and its sunny days.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Modern Siren



Even in the age when swimsuits were not as small as they are today--this young woman is lovely.  I like the sleeves on that vintage suit--and there's no denying the young man finds her attractive.

Summer days are here!  I'm blessed in that from where I live, I'm an hour from the desert, the mountains, the forests and the ocean--it just depends upon which direction I decide to take!

Have a lovely week everyone!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July!


Happy Fourth of July!  I have a ton of people at my house today, and there are fireworks tonight and Saturday night.  I'm looking forward to all the folderol.

In the meantime, have a great weekend wherever you are! 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Uncle Sam is a Blast! -Postcard Friendship Friday #462


This postcard is so colorful and perfect for American's Fourth of July celebration.  However, I still can't help shuddering a little when I see how close the firecracker is to that boy's face as he lights it!  Vintage postcards sometimes have the most unlikely images.

In the meantime, next Thursday, here in the USA, we celebrate the Fourth of July.  I'm looking forward to friends and family arriving and the fun and fellowship we will share.

I am grateful for the freedom we have in America.  God bless America!  Happy celebrations, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Will You go off with me on the Fourth?


It is hard to believe the Fourth of July, American's celebration of its Independence, is just one week away.  I will have a bunch of friends and family here for the entire extended weekend starting Wednesday night.  It is going to be so much fun.

I just love these vintage celebratory Fourth of July pieces.  The caption for this one is especially clever.

Have a marvelous day!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Riding a Rocket -Postcard Friendship Friday #461


I love these vintage Fourth of July postcards.  Their bright colors and total disregard for the safety of  children is amazing!  Though I have to admit, riding on a rocket like this young fellow, seems like it might be great fun.

When I was a little girl, I can remember sitting on Daddy's shoulders watching fireworks.  We would go to the Alpenrose Dairy every Fourth of July.  It was a grand tradition for years and years.

These days there's a fabulous parade which goes right past my place, as well fireworks over the river only four blocks away.  We have a big potluck that day and lots of folks come to sit and watch the parade.

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  It nearly rivals Christmas!

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Following In Father's Footsteps


Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there, who's kindness, fairness and love for their children has changed the world.

One little boy, following in the footsteps of a good and loving Father, will bring happiness to his own family someday.  His own Daddy is the one who can teach that boy how to become a good man.

I am grateful for my own Father, who's kindness and love made a HUGE difference in my own life.  I often hear stories of dads who are not good--and who treated their children awful.  To hear those stories breaks my heart.  I wish everyone could have had a Dad like mine.  He would have taken you all to his heart, too.

Happy Father's Day, dear ones. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Best Birthday Greetings



Happy Birthday to me!  Today I bring home a tiny new Friend.  He's nine weeks old, and a bundle of fun.  I get to bring him home today.  SUCH a happy moment.

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  And if it is your birthday too--HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Freedom's Flag -Postcard Friendship Friday #460



Today is Flag Day and this coming Sunday is Father's Day.  Dad will always be my hero. 

I love our country's flag.  My Father fought beneath it and for it during WW2.  He spoke of how that flag, those stars and stripes, symbolized his country and family--those things he loved best.  In the midst of blood and battle, when he saw our American Flag he took courage.

Dad is in heaven now--but I still remember the look in his eyes when he spoke of how our flag gave him courage to face the terrible things of war.

Happy Flag Day, Daddy.  I love you.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Goodbye Dear old Friend


Yesterday my dear old friend Vern called to say goodbye.  He said he would greet my Beloved and two babies when he got there and told me he was praying for me.  Those were his last words.  Soon after he called, Vern flew away to heaven--I didn't realize how close he was to flying away from this world.

My Friend was 92 and had lived a long life full of years.  He prayed for me every day...Vern was one of my best buddies and I loved him well.  It has been an honor to know this wonderful man.

He leaves a HUGE hole in the lives of his family and friends--but I know he's in a better place now.  He can run and jump with the best of them--and I know he is rejoicing at reuniting with his son, daughter, sisters, son-in-law, and his beloved  Edie.

Farewell old Friend.  I miss you.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Father's Day Morning Coffee


There are several of these wonderful illustrations for Father's Day from the 1950's and 1960's.  They are ads in various old magazines.

I couldn't resist posting this one. 

Happy Father's Day to all the good Daddies out there!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Daddie -Postcard Friendship Friday #459



Happy Father's Day!  I found this postcard online--I found it to be unusual.  Most postcards from that era are for "Father" or "Dad."  Daddie is endearing.

I'm a Daddy's girl from way back--and this postcard warmed my heart.

Have a great weekend and a joyful Father's  Day to you!  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, dear Friends!


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Monday, June 3, 2019

Mermaid Dancers


I adore this drawing.  Mermaids are such whimsical beautiful creatures.  I love the way the waters of the ocean are portrayed, too.

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  I think it is time for a trip to the seashore!

Friday, May 31, 2019

To Dear Dad -Postcard Friendship Friday #458



The impact of a Father on the life of his children is long-lasting.  What a Father does makes a difference for all time, as his influence ripples down through generations.

I was blessed with a Dad who loved each of us with all his heart.  I miss him.  I remember how proud he was of me and my family.  He was proud of all of us.

Happy Father's Day and  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Climbing Bubble Stairs


I'm not sure what the child is holding--maybe he's going to use it to pop all those bubbles?  I love the idea of bubbles growing upon the ground--bubble trees and bubble-scapes.

I suppose I will ever be the whimsical child. 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Love to Father -Postcard Friendship Friday #457



Father's Day is in June.  I was blessed to have a wonderful Daddy who loved me and my siblings with all his heart.  He flew away to heaven almost seven years ago.  I still miss Dad.

Dad taught us about unconditional love--it didn't matter what awful thing we might have done--his love was always there.  Because of Daddy, I understand the heart of God the Father.  He is tender and loving--but firm and strong, just like my own precious Father.

"As a father is kind to his children, so the LORD is kind to those who honor him."  ~Psalm 103:13  I am grateful to the Lord for dear Dad--who by his example taught us who God is.  

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, dear Friends--and Happy Father's Day!

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Happy Birthday, Mumsie!


Happy Birthday to my sweet Mom--she is 80 years old today!  Her life has been an amazing adventure--I love her stories and I'm SO grateful God made me a part of her story. 

Dear, sweet Mumsie--I don't know what I would do without her. We are only 19 years apart in age.  After I became an adult, she and I were often mistaken for sisters--I always found that to be charming.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUMS!
I love you SO much. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Purple Emperor Fairy -Postcard Friendship Friday #456


The fairy in this ad features the beauty of the Purple Emperor, which is the second largest butterfly in central Europe.  The deep purple-blue shine on the wings of the male can only be seen from various angles and in bright light.  The color shows up when  light is refracted by ridges on the insect's wing scales.

Poulain is Fench for foal.  Though the icon of the brand is usually a jumping foal, in this advertisement, they've used a whimsical little fairy.

This company has been around for a LONG time.  Chocolat Poulain is one of the oldest chocolate brands in France.  They are famous for their chocolate bars, both for eating and cooking.  They also make a lovely chocolate drink mix called Poulain Orange product. 

It all began as the dream of Victor-Auguste Poulain, who began the mass production of chocolate in 1848 in Blois, France.  In 1893, he established Chocolat Poulain as a company.

In the mid-1800's, chocolate was considered to be the food of kings.  Ahead of his time, Victor believed chocolate should be available to everyone.  His company was innovative in industrializing the production of chocolate and in their widespread marketing campaigns targeting children and families.

In more modern history--Chocolat Poulain was the sponsor of the mountains classification in the 1975 Tour de France, when its distinctive polka dot jersey was introduced; the jersey's design was based on the candy's polka dotted wrapper.  The company was bought by Cadbury Sweppes in 1988.  It was sold to Kraft Food in 2010 and since 2012 belongs to Mondelez International.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!!!


I wish everyone could be gifted with an amazing Mother.  Sadly that often isn't the case.  I love sharing Mumsie with all my Friends--she has a BIG heart and has many "adopted" sons and daughters.

Years ago I worked as a nurse's aide in a care home for the elderly.  I met so many amazing women there...  I often think of them and am grateful for them.  Those dear ones changed my life...

They are numbered among those I call Mom. 


Sweet blessings to you, dear ones.  I hope this day is a lovely one for you.  May God bless you with joy, peace and hope.

Happy Mother's Day!   



Friday, May 10, 2019

Happy Mother's Day Weekend! -Postcard Friendship Friday #455


I found this darling postcard online.  I couldn't resist posting it--such a whimsical idea.  Can you imagine what a soft and fragrant place a rose would be for a nap?  One might hope, however, that the baby wouldn't roll out--but perhaps the little fellow has wings?

I am blessed with a Mother who loved to tell us about the wee peoples of the forest.  The faeries she introduced to us and their amazing adventures, still live on in my mind.

Mumsie will be 80 years old next weekend.  She loves to work in her garden and still tells wonderful stories.  It is hard to believe she's going to be that old--she looks like she's in her late 60's.  She is beautiful and amazing--she has led an extraordinary life.

Happy Mother's Day dear ones--I pray this weekend is a special one!

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Happy Birthday Sissy!


As the eldest of six, I'm sure I gave my sweet younger Sis plenty of grief.  I was the oldest and I thought I knew a thing or two.  But she found ways of getting around her big sister.

Saturday mornings we were allowed to watch cartoons.  My brother and I would be watching cartoons.  Often Clytie wanted to watch something different--but of course, we wouldn't change the channel. 

Her solution?  Sneaky little sister would pick a fight between Bro and I...  We would get into trouble, and be sent to our rooms.  Which left Sissy in control of the television!  Haha--I learned about that years later--and what a laugh we had!

It is my sweet sister Clytie's birthday today--she's 58 years old and one of my best friends.  I love her and am eternally blessed by her love and friendship.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SISSY!
YOU ARE AMAZING!

Friday, May 3, 2019

A Mother's Help -Postcard Friendship Friday #454



This is such a lovely piece.  Mothers haven't changed much over the years.  The gentleness and tenderness of this sweet Mother toward her little daughter is beautifully portrayed in this piece.

The older I become, the more appreciative I am of my own dear Mumsie.  I am the eldest of six.  She has been through so much--gave so much of her self--that I am forever grateful for her.  Her love, wisdom and strength means so much to me. 

I am blessed to have a mother such as mine.  SO blessed.

Have a wonderful day, sweet Friends--here in the Willamette Valley the sun is out and spring is busting out everywhere.  I am grateful for the sunshine today! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Blue Ribbons -Postcard Friendship Friday #453

 


When I was  younger, you know, in my teens, I didn't think too highly of my long-suffering Mother.  As the years have gone by and I have become a Mom myself--I realize how incredibly blessed I am. 

Mumsie is my biggest fan and supporter.  She prays for me every day.  Mums loves me and thinks about me.  She loves all of "us kids"and has no favorites among my five younger siblings.  She loves each of us equally and more--each in our own way.  We talk often and I enjoy her stories--she turns 80 this month.

Good Mothers are out there--but these days it seems there aren't as many of them.

I am grateful for my precious Mumsie.  I thank God for her.  Ah, there are some days I truly wouldn't have made it through without her prayers and deep wisdom.

This month I get to celebrate my precious Mom and post some of my wonderful collection of Mother's Day postcards--I hope you enjoy them!  Happy Mother's Day and a joyous week to you!

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Friday, April 19, 2019

A Peaceful Easter -Postcard Friendship Friday #452



Easter postcards are among the most lovely--this one is especially beautiful.  Here is the enchanting little angel, ringing in Easter upon a silver bell, with a pile of colorful Easter eggs at her side.

I wonder what animals are listening in that idyllic forest with its mysterious beauty.  The look on the angel's face is one of expectant joy.  Happy Easter all you wonderful people!

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