Postcard collecting has been a hobby of mine for quite a few years.
I stopped at a local antique store the other day
and browsed through a few valentines
and valentine postcards too.
You know the saying,
"things aren't like they used to be!"
Well that is how I felt . . .
oh the antique thingy is the same
but the mystique and joy
I once found in it all
I think that sometimes happens,
when I am looking and searching for things,
they don't seem to show up,
but when "I least expect"
wow, what wonderful surprises.
The check out man said,
"oh, you are a postcard collector?"
And I replied,
"not really a COLLECTOR, just collect!"
And he went on to inquire why I liked postcards . . .
and I went on to tell him what I liked about them.
I look for dates that connect me to family and friends.
I look for state names, post mark dates.
I look for the sayings, quotes, words, design.
Most of my postcards are cards from the very early 1900's.
I have more Santa cards than I can count.
My favorites . . . I often give away . . .
It makes me happy to see others enjoy what I have enjoyed.
The cards above were my favorite's from my recent, "look and see."
The card "To My Sweetheart"
said . . . in beautiful old handwritten script,
The " To My Valentine" card in light blue
had a long message about
(The card was so sweet and delicate, the message, not so much.)
The 1910 was the year my mother was born
and on the back it said . . . Mother.
I really liked the little girl and the two boys and the quip,
"I like them both, what shall I do"
You're a Honey of a Bunny
let's just say
that is what I think about each of you
a bunch of
though far apart:
All cordial wishes
from my Heart."