Friday, April 20, 2018

A Mother's Joy -Postcard Friendship Friday #404



My children are continually a joy to me.  They are grown--and I am incredibly proud of them.  I am SO grateful for the memories I have of our kids when they were little.  Though I remember some of those days were difficult, I miss the time when they were small.

There is nothing to compare with a Mother's love for her children.  I remember what my own sweet Mumsie told me long ago.  She said when she first looked into my face, there was a love born in her heart which was greater and more different than any she'd ever experienced before...and that love was for me.

She had six of us, yet each of us knew we were first in her heart.  There were never any favorites.  She loved us dearly and differently.  Each of us experienced our Mother's love in a way which was all encompassing and all our own.  How blessed I am to have such a wonderful Mom.

I have many friends who do not have that kind of love from their Mothers and others who's Moms are in heaven...Mumsie has taken each of these dear ones to her heart.  They have become my dear sisters...what a blessing!

May God cover your heart with warmth and sunshine, dear Friends.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Happy Birthday, my Beloved


Happy Birthday, my Beloved.  You would have been 75 today, and we would have been married 35 years.  I pray you know how much I love you still...

Friday, April 13, 2018

Something to Blame -Postcard Friendship Friday #403


I was happily married for 31 years, and would do it all over again.  SO--I don't need the excuse this funny, clever postcard offers--neither did my Beloved.  LOL Of course our anniversary fell on the 14th...

My husband used to head a "phobialogologist club."  He collected all kinds of phobia words.  LOL  Did you know some people are so afraid of the number 13, they have a condition known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.  Lots of people avoid doing much on Friday the 13th because of its reputation of being a day of bad luck and accidents.   Many high-rise buildings, hotels and hospitals don’t have 13th floors and many airports don’t have gates numbered 13.

We really don't know why this day is believed to be unlucky.  Some think it began with the code of Hammurabi, a collection of legal decisions made by Hammurabi during his reign as king of Babylon in 1729 B.C.E.  These laws were numbered from 1-282, but the numbers 13, 66 and 99 were missing.

Other historians believe the day's reputation originated with ancient Sumerians, who considered the No. 12 “perfect” and the number which followed it imperfect.  Some say its reputation was established on Friday the 13th in October 1307 when France’s King Philip IV arrested hundreds of Knights Templar, then tortured and burned them at the stake.

I am not one for being frightened, or superstitious about this day, but there are plenty of others who are.  SO--lots of blessing and good luck to you today and happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

April Birthday Greetings -Postcard Friendship Friday #402



Hello, sweet Friends.  I thought this was the sweetest old postcard--just perfect for today.  As a small girl, I would have dearly loved to have worm this daffodil dress with matching umbrella.  It must be a warm rain because this little flower girl isn't wearing a sweater.

It is chilly and is raining hard today--a typical Springtime morning here in Oregon.  Tomorrow we are expecting a windstorm.  I am such a kid, I love storms, as long as people and property are not harmed.  It is especially fun when the electricity goes out.  I have a wood stove and candles for warmth and light. One can always hope.  (smile)

I hope you have a wonderful day today, dear Friends!  Have a lovely weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy April Fool's Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #401


I am sure in the past April Fool's Day has fallen on the day we celebrate Easter, but I have no memory of it.

In deference to Easter, I am posting two entries for Postcard Friendship Friday.  I love April Fool's Day and it was my Grandfather's birthday.  He loved to play tricks on us that special day.  I will always treasure those childhood memories.  I hope you experienced laughter and happiness on this rather nefarious holiday.

Thank you for dropping by.  A mischievous April Fool's Day to you and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you!

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A Joyful Eastertide -Postcard Friendship Friday #401



Happy Easter Weekend!  Here in the Willamette Valley spring has arrived.  The flowers are blooming, the trees are filled with blossoms and the sun is shining.

Such a lovely day.  Hope surrounds us with it's bright light.  I am grateful to God for Easter and for Springtime and new life.

Thank you for dropping by.  A joyful Eastertide and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you dear ones!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Easter Lambs in Daffodil Meadow


I have always loved this card.  It is from my Sister's collection.  There is something so sweet and ethereal about this pastoral scene.  I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter week.

Blessings and love to all.

Monday, March 26, 2018

A Joyful Easter


I am often inspired by these wonderful postcards from the past.  They just don't make them like this anymore!  This one is especially beautiful, with it's pussy willow border, blue forgetmenots and pink ribboned eggs.  The whole picture is graceful and lovely.

A joyful Easter to you all. 

Friday, March 23, 2018

Welcome Easter Morning -Postcard Friendship Friday #400



It is hard to believe how quickly time is passing.  In just a few weeks, Easter will be upon us.  I love Spring, and it seems to have arrived here in the Willamette Valley...still, it is chilly.  I saw the daffodils hiding their faces from the sleet earlier today.

I adore drawings of flowers with faces...these dear faces are SO sweet and adorable, don't you think?

Happy Easter, dear Friends.  And Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Best Wishes on St. Patrick's Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #399



I have always loved St. Patrick's Day.  We would always wear green to school on that day because one of the traditions kids LOVED,  was the idea that people could pinch the person who forgot to wear green.

Some say this tradition started as a reminder to wear green to honor the Emerald Isle. 

However, it is said the tradition actually started in the United States. In the early 1700's St. Patrick's Day revelers believed that wearing green caused a person to become invisible to leprechauns and fairy creatures.  These fairy tale beings supposedly pinched anyone they could see--which were the folks NOT wearing green. 

Some mischievous individuals began pinching those who didn't wear green to remind them that if they weren't wearing the color green, they would be pinched by leprechauns.  Kind of silly really, but cute.  LOL

Thank you for dropping by my funny little blog.   Happy St. Patrick's Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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REMINDER:  If you post anything other than a postcard to share, your link will be removed.   Postcard Friendship Friday is specifically dedicated to postcards, both modern and vintage.