Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Taking a Dip With Mom -Postcard Friendship Friday #273


I remember when my children were young--they had much the same reaction to getting into the water as these youngsters.  I sure do like that vintage suit too--especially now that I'm older!  Too bad they don't make these swimsuits anymore!

We have record breaking heat in our little valley.  I'm so grateful for the river.  It is nice to be close enough to walk to the park and put my feet into the water.  Have a lovely summer, dear Friends.
 
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Wistful - Postcard Friendship Friday #272


Raphael Tuck and Sons were located in England and were an outstanding publisher of early postcards. In November of 1899 Adolph Tuck began his postcard production. Much of the early printing was done in Germany. The company took special pride in being Art Publishers to British Royalty.  

In World War II, the London factory was destroyed by German bombs and the New factory in Northhampton burned in 1954. Most, if not all the records and original photography used to create these postcards were destroyed. We may never know who this lovely young girl was. However, if anyone out there has a clue as to who she might have been, I'd love to hear from you.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Fourth of July -Postcard Friendship Friday #271


 This postcard is from my "cyber" collection. I have a great affection for our country and its flag. I love history and the story of how our nation came to be is a great one. I pray for our country and our leaders each day. The truth is, our leaders need supernatural wisdom and guidance just now.  


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Friday, June 12, 2015

Flag Day! -Postcard Friendship Friday #270




After the Declaration of independence was signed, Americans decided to choose a flag to celebrate their freedom.  On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design for a flag.  From that day forward, June 14, became known as Flag Day.  

At first the idea was to add a star and a stripe for each new state .  But as more states joined, folks soon realized the flag would become way too large and cumbersome.  So, in 1818, the American flag was restricted to its original 13 stripes, with a single star to be added upon the field of blue, for each new state.  

Flag Day has always been a favorite holiday of mine.  It is also my birthday!  When I was a little kid, I thought the flags were put out for me.  As it is, I love history and the story behind Flag Day makes me smile.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Happy Birthday! -Postcard Friendship Friday #269


It is my birthday on the 14th.  I know I'm a bit early, but happy birthday to me and all those wonderful folks with birthdays in June!  lol  

I love the way these two girls are walking together along that giant four leaf clover! Do you suppose they are walking?  Or floating?  

This old postcard reminds me of beautiful memories.  What wonderful friends I have.  What a beautiful family has been given to me.  I have so much for which to be thankful.  

The weather where I live is beautiful.  I can't remember the last time it was 90 degrees on my birthday.  It usually rains in June.  

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Roses -Postcard Friendship Friday #268



What a beautiful day it is today--though the clouds are gathering and there will be showers coming in by this evening.  There is also the possibility of thunderstorms.  Here in Oregon, we rarely have dangerous thunderstorms, so when they come rumbling through, I enjoy them.  

This Spring has been amazing.  Plants--roses, fruit trees, vegetables, flowers--are lush and bursting forth in more than normal strength and beauty.  It is the prettiest Spring I've seen in a long time.

And now it is finally summer.  In my garden there is a wealth of beautiful roses, their branches are so heavy they dip to the ground.   Some of my roses are bigger than my hand.  I've never seen them that large before!  

Ah, the aroma of roses and honeysuckle fill the air...the sun is shining, and it is a beautiful day.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memories of You -Postcard Friendship Friday #267


Here in the United States we are celebrating the memory of those who lost their lives protecting their country, our freedom, home and family.  I have great respect for the brave men and women who have given their lives on our behalf.  Freedom is never free.

My own dear Daddy was a prisoner of war in WW2.  He suffered horrific things, he faced death, torture and the awful loss of his buddies.  For years he would not talk about what he'd seen.  

Ten years before he flew away to heaven, Dad began to speak of the unspeakable.  He was only 18 when he was drafted into the army.  What he saw and experienced changed his life--his very personality.  

I am grateful for his sacrifice, and for the sacrifice of so many others who fought and who continue to fight for freedom.


I will always miss my Dad.  He flew away to heaven two years ago just before Thanksgiving.  Dad and my darling husband are there together.  What a lovely thought.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Anniversary -Postcard Friendship Friday #266


This week would have been our 32nd anniversary.  I have chosen to celebrate those years this week.  I will spend time remembering all the beauty and wonder of our life together.  I thank God for the time I was given here on earth with my beloved Alan.


Have a lovely weekend everyone--take time to tell the ones you love how much they mean to you.  Life can be gone in an instant.  Never go through a day without saying, "I love you."  I was blessed with a beautiful life, and a man who told me he loved me every day of our life together.  I celebrate that amazing love today. 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

To the Best Mom -Postcard Friendship Friday #265


I have been away for the past two weeks.  Thank you so much for your patience! 

Soon it will be Mother's Day.  I have such a lovely Mom--she has been an incredible encouragement to me throughout the years.  and now she and I are widows together, of all things.  I am wondrously blessed by God to have such a vibrant, encouraging, loving Mother.

God bless all those Mothers out there who love their children with such wonderful unconditional love. 

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrating Siblings -Postcard Friendship Friday #264


Here in America, it is National Sibling Day.  I am glad for a time to celebrate my brothers and sisters.  I am the eldest of six. I've always felt I have been blessed to be a part of a big family.  There are so many wonderful memories of the things we did, the laughter, tears and love we all shared. 

I was a teenager when my youngest sister was born.  This postcard reminds me of our relationship so many years ago.

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