Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa's Disguise - Postcard Friendship Friday #250


I found this unusual Christmas postcard years ago on my friend Jann's blog.  Though my life has been filled with tears over the past few months, this postcard made me smile.

Who would have thought old Saint Nick was in truth a coy little cherub such as this???  So darling and sweet.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and Merry Christmas, dear Friends. 

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Greetings!? - Postcard Friendship Friday #249


Good morning, I'm so sorry to be late putting up Postcard Friendship Friday.  It has been pretty hectic this morning--with everything which I must do before the end of the year.  (sigh)  Thank you for your prayers, friends.

This postcard hit my funny bone. The only one who looks normal is the little girl. The pop up guy is kind of scary looking and that doll's eyes seem rather demented. It looks like those kittens are not too sure about the whole business. Especially the kitten peeking around from the side.  Isn't that just a hoot?

May God bless you, and Merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Joyous Noel -Postcard Friendship Friday #248

Here is another Tucks postcard, printed around the turn of the last century. This lovely little girl's unique heart and spirit have sparkled from her face and eyes for nearly 100 years. I find that idea to be fascinating. I can't help wondering about who she was, and what her life was like. There is something so precious and rare about her.

If anyone knows anything about her family and history, I would love to hear from you. 

I apologize for getting Postcard Friendship Friday out so late, it has been a difficult month for my family and me.  God bless you and give you a blessed Christmas holiday.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Kiss the Pumkin, my dear--For pumpkin Pie is on the Menu -Postcard Friendship Friday #247


What a darling little girl.  Her hat and over sized apron are so cute.  I have a feeling she might just give that brave pumpkin face a hug and a kiss!  Perhaps that pumpkin will become a prince?  I would think kissing a pumpkin would be much more pleasant than kissing a frog!  (Actually, I know this from experience as a little girl) (don't ask) (grin)

This is indeed a Halloween card, but it brought back memories of what we did with all those lovely carved pumpkins.  When I was younger and more ambitious, the pumpkins were cut into pieces and cooked down for hours in a large pan until their consistency was perfect for pumpkin pies.  Those pumpkin pies were the very best, especially with whipped Cream.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving Rose -Postcard Friendship Friday #246


God bless you dear ones.  Count your blessings, sweet Friends.  Even when hard times happen--there are still blessings to be found.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments last week.  Thank you for your prayers, my family and I have felt them.  Thank you. 

I have not been able to communicate as normal, but when I am able, I'll be writing back to thank you for your kindness, and clicking in to see your wonderful postcards.

Blessings to you, my Friends.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

I Miss You -Postcard Friendship Friday #245


Early Thursday morning, October 30th, I lost the love of my life.

I know lots of people are not comfortable with the loss of a loved one and the story of what happened.  However, my husband left in such a beautiful way, I wanted to share it with you.  If you are uncomfortable with reading this account--I truly, deeply understand.  ((HUGS))

I knew something was wrong and I felt uneasy, so the cat and I sat beside him, as he slept in his big chair.  Suddenly he clutched the top part of his chest and said he was in awful pain.  A moment later, his eyes grew large, and he gasped as though he saw something indescribably wonderful.

I called 911, and I performed CPR until the ambulance came.  Our dear children were able to arrive before he left for the hospital, and we were together there when he flew away to heaven.

As we were hugging and kissing him goodbye--telling him what a wonderful husband and father he was,  what a great job he had done and how much we loved him--to be at peace and to not worry about us--the walls of the emergency room were lined with those who had fought so hard to save him.  We sang his favorite songs and held him as long as we could.  Those wonderful people surrounded us....their heads bowed, hands folded, many with tears running down their faces.  After a time, they trickled from the room--but stayed close by in the hallway.

As we were getting ready to leave, the head RN came in and said, "We see a lot of these, but it is rare to find a family with such love for one another, who handled this moment with such great beauty, love and dignity."  Then he gave us his card and said, "If you need anything let us know."


I have been married to this wonderful man for 31 wonderful years.   Alan is the love of my life.  I want to share something beautiful that happened to me early Saturday morning. As I lay trying to sleep, a small sweet breeze slid across my face...and then his dear lips pressed against mine.  My husband kissed me goodbye.

Alan was a servant of God and He loved people. He wanted everyone to know God loved them too, and so I am passing his message on to you--God loves you.  He longs to know you, God wants to share His son and the world He created for you--in a whole different way than you've ever known.

Dear precious friends--may God bless you with joy--even in the midst of great sorrow.


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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Goodbye My Love -Postcard Friendship Friday #244


My sweet Friends.  I am so sorry for not posting earlier.  Thursday morning my husband of 31 years flew home to be with the Savior he loves.  He died very suddenly early in the morning.

I hardly know what to write, except to ask for your prayers for me and my precious family as we learn to live our lives without dear Alan.  Blessings and love to each of you, dear ones.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Heart Hat -Guest Heart Thursday


I adore drawings and artwork from this time in history.  She looks a lot like drawings of the Gibson Girls which were popular around that time.  Then, large eyes, rosebud lips and peaches and cream skin were the ideal.  This young lady, with her heart hat seemed just perfect for Guest Heart Thursday.

Have a lovely weekend!

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

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!