Friday, October 24, 2014

A Merry Halloween -Postcard Friendship Friday #243



It is hard to realize that October is nearly over.  Halloween is only a week away--children will dress up in all kinds of interesting costumes to trick or treat around the neighborhood.  It is especially fun to watch the small children--running from house to house for treats, followed by their protective parents.  The glee on their faces is something to see.

On another note, our chimney is about halfway up the side of the house.  It will be so wonderful to have heat again.  We are expecting another rainy windstorm tomorrow.  I do love a storm--but not as much when it is cold in the house.  Ah, but in a few weeks, all this will be in the past and we will be toasty warm beside the wood stove.

A Merry Halloween to you and have a lovely weekend, dear friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Queen


Isn't this a lovely blast from the past?  I like this lady's dress and the vibrant fall colors in this postcard.  Those pumpkins seem to think she's pretty special, too.


I think I've posted this before.  I decided to add it in today, because this is a childhood dream of mine.  I loved the idea of living in a pumpkin house--a little place with pretty round windows, all my very own.  As the eldest of six, space of one's own was hard to find sometimes.  Ah, but it was great fun to be a part of such a wonderful big family.

Have a great week, everyone!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Please Get Off My Stool -Postcard Friendship Friday #242



I apologize for the lateness of my post today.  I have had computer problems all morning long.  Thank goodness, I finally was able to take care of all that and finally post Postcard Friendship Friday!  Thank you for your patience.

Here is one of my favorites--she sure looks like a Kewpie Doll.  I adore Kewpie Dolls.  I was given a lovely little Kewpie doll from the distant past, likely one of the very first, as she is made of bisque with moving arms.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Hallowe'en Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #241


I have posted this wonderful postcard in days past--but I love it so much I'm posting it again.  This artist captured something quite remarkable in this painting.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

We are still in the midst of the chimney and fireplace replacement--in fact, as I write this, the repairmen have pulled into the driveway, so I'm making this short and sweet! (grin)

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Many Happy Returns of the Day


I don't know where I found this darling postcard, but I thought I'd share it with you today.  Such a cutie kitten hiding in the bouquet of Lily of the Valley.

In my garden, the Lily of the Valley bloom from early April until June.

Have a lovely Lord's day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

My Fair Lady Rose -Postcard Friendship Friday #240


 

I apologize for the lateness of this post. We had a chimney fire some time back.  Repairs are finally underway.  The chimney is gone now and the noise of the work they've been doing is deafening!  I don't mind--it is the sound of progress.  I hope you will still join us today--even though I'm a bit late in posting. 

It has been so warm in our part of the world, the roses are still in full bloom.  This lovely Lady Rose seemed a perfect tribute to today's beautiful sunshine and balmy temperatures. 

The past five years or so, the rain started mid-September and didn't stop until late Spring.  Grandpa used to call bright and warm October weather an "Indian  Summer."  I loved his quaint phrases--things such as calling an ice storm, a "silver thaw."

If you are here in the Pacific Northwest, enjoy the sun whilst you can and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn is Here -Postcard Friendship Friday #239




I love this postcard--this girl is magnificent in her Autumn array.  She's just perfect for today's Postcard Friendship Friday.  It is hard to believe only a week and a half ago, it was over 90 degrees outside!  On the official first day of Fall, an Autumn storm swept through, and it has been storming off and on ever since.

It has been a hard week for a number of reasons--May the remainder of this week be pleasant and sweet for all of you, dear ones.

Enjoy the crisp Fall air, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Best Friends -Guest Heart Thursday


Life is made beautiful by friendship.  I found this sweet vintage card via the internet.  It seems to suit my mood today.  I am so grateful for the gift of friendship.  (You know who you are.)  

For more heart art, photography and altogether fabulous heart stuff from around the world, visit Clytie at Random Hearts for Guest Heart Thursday.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Comfort in Sadness



Today our lifetime friend Dan lost his little grandson in a tragic accident--these dear ones have already born so much heartache in their lives.  I hardly know what to say, or what to do.  Please pray for our friends Dan and Judy, and the parents of this precious little boy, Daniel.

May God comfort them in their grief.

Thank you for your prayers, dear ones.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Talk Like A Pirate Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #238


Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.  This strange holiday was created in 1995 by John Baur, otherwise known as Ol’ Chumbucket and Mark Summers, known as Cap’n Slappy.  Both men are from Albany, Oregon where on this day many folks greet one another with “Ahoy, me matey!” 

The holiday began as a result of an in injury during a racquetball game between Summers and Bauer, one of whom reacted to the pain with by shouting, Aaaaarrrr!  Thus the idea was born. 

At first it was an inside joke between two friend.  But the holiday gained exposure when they wrote a letter about their invented holiday to the American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. Barry liked the idea and promoted the day. Growing media coverage of the holiday after Barry's column has ensured that this event is now celebrated internationally. 

In the United States, Michigan and California have officially recognized the holiday.  To its credit, Krispy Kreme gives out free doughnuts to people who talk and/or dress like pirates today, and Long John Silver's has a similar promotion.

So if you see a pirate or two wandering the streets, it isn’t Halloween yet, it’s just a bunch of pirates talking fun, likely from Albany, Oregon.

Ahoy me maties!  And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!  (I apologize for the lateness of this upload--blogger was having some problems.)

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