Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Second on the Second - 11/2/16

Every month Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover hosts the Second on the Second.  She invites us to look through older posts and bring back one we would like to share again.  I like old postcards.  I only have a few.  I think I may have brought this post to the top once before, not sure.  I do know it always amuses me though.

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

Postcard # 2

A couple of weeks ago I said I would share some old postcards.  This is the second one.

This is perhaps my favorite of the old postcard I have.  Of course when I shuffle through them I find another goody and then that immediately becomes my favorite.  You can see this postcard has suffered some wear and tear.

postcard front


postcard back

Dear Sister all is well hope you are as happy as this pair seem to be
Your sister

The postcard is dated 1909.  Sent from sister to sister and once again no street address needed.  I don't know which I enjoy more, the old pictures on the front or the special messages on the backs of the cards.

Send someone a postcard today.  You will probably need their street address and zip code.  Just be careful what you write on the card.  Who knows, maybe someone will be reading it over a hundred years from now.  Reading it and trying to explain to their children that these pieces of paper were sent through a process that ended up with someone walking around and hand delivering the card to the recipient's mailbox.  Then they will have to explain what a mailbox is (or was).

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  1. Love the postcard, from both sides! Good idea to post it again. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

  2. You have made me very happy! I love postcards as you know. This one is very special. Interesting to read the comment. I don't think the couple look particularly happy especially the woman so soon after childbirth. She has this 'leave me alone' look on her face, and poor thing had to put up with a photographer in her room! But it was 1909! I just fantasize what became of them....
    Thank you so much for this very special card.
    Happy 2nd of the 2nd,

  3. I really enjoyed the respost, and I remember it, too. It was fun to read and fantasize over then, and the same now. I also like your take on the mail box, etc. It certainly shows where we are heading in the future.

    Thanks for sharing this second look on the 2nd.

  4. LOL! I remember this post card. So much fun to see it again.

  5. You have quite some treasures here with those old postcards. Somehow I think the woman doesn't look too happy, but exhausted and tired. No wonder...
    I love the idea of unearthing some old posts, perhaps I should do this, too. Or bring back some of the posts I wrote for Vision and Verb.