Friday, August 28, 2009

Oklahoma Fun In The Tub

This is a postcard I received from my sister.  She travels on business quite frequently, so I always get a little something in the mail to represent her travels.  This is the most recent postcard that I received.  I like it because it is colorful and fun.  Don't you think it's just the cutest postcard?

I have a postcard scrapbook just for the ones she sends.  I'm glad she thinks of me while she's visiting other places.  I love to share in her experiences. 

Dunster House ~ Harvard University

Dunster House
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussettes
One of the many undergraduate dormitories, and part of the large campus.
Harvard has an annual enrollment of over 10,000 students.
Founded 1636, it is the oldest college in the United States
It looks like the postmark on this card is 1968 or 1969.
I bought this postcard yesterday in Las Vegas, NV at a little antique shop called Josette's Antiques.
It is owned by a charmning lady who has owned the shop for more than 20 years.  I was attracted to this particular postcard because of the contrast of the fun caption against the backdrop of the serious building.
They will be one of the vendors in attendance at the Old Time Peddler's Faire Antique and Collectibles Show at The Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, Ca.
October 10-11, 2009
For more information about the event click here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Great sites to enjoy

I love postcards and I love letters. To me, the written word is much more personal and intimate. Writing from the heart is an art. It's a shame that more people don't make themselves vulnerable and put their thoughts and feelings onto paper to communicate. Writing letters and sending post cards is a way to leave an imprint in this world. It's creating history and a treasure for someone in the far future to discover and read. What a remarkable find, to be able to read about something so close to one's heart, to read about how a person lived or how much things cost. I want to leave my imprint. I want people to know that my life was/is good enough to write about.

I heard today that vulnerability is courageous. To write from the heart, one must tap into his/her vulnerability to make it real. That's what a life of happiness is all about.

Go visit Richard at Moody's postcards to see more lovely postcards.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Residence of Gray Craig (1909)

I purchased this post card just a few days ago at an antique mall.
It was the old brick building and its reflection in the water that I was attracted to.
Also, the postmark of 1909 sealed the deal.
I found an original article about this house written in 1904, showing the very same image as on my postcard.
If you'd like to read the full article click here:


The backs of the postcards are always my favorite part. I love reading the thoughts of people and seeing how detailed they get in their descriptions.

This one is addressed to:

Miss Lydia R. Sherman, West Kingston, Rhode Island

The author writes:

I am coming up to E_____ (unable to decipher) next saturday if nothing happens to m_____ (unable to decipher)-

Will come up and see you if I can. If I should (but) come do you suppose ________(unable to decipher) aunt Dannie would bring the Joeraniumm sometime when she is going to W______ (unablee to decipher) and leave it at Ballo Still. I should get it from marie all right.

Not sure if those are exact words. The handwriting was a little hard to read.

If you click on the pictures you'll get a larger view.

Maybe someone else will have better luck deciphering the note, than I did.