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Perfect Post Cards – Picture and a Thousand Words

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December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas from Charlie Brown     When I was in grade school, one of my friends showed me how to draw Snoopy; I think I could still pull him off. Between feeling oddly connected to the strip, because I could draw Snoopy and the fact that back in my day, we had fewer...
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November 11, 2017

Writing Home     I imagine that writing home is no longer a group activity for our men and women, in the armed services; but I feel certain that this post card, from World War I captures one of most important moments in these men’s lives.  The black and white picture feels a bit sorrowful...
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September 28, 2017

The Miracle Mile     Once upon a time, I used to live off of Wilshire Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California. I happened to move there shortly after the original Brown Derby Restaurant, the one shaped like a derby hat, was demolished. One evening, after walking around the Ambassador Hotel, I ventured north a...
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August 3, 2017

  The Giant Redwoods       I love this old postcard; it has been in my collection for years. This tree had been hallowed out by fire; allowing one to step inside of a giant redwood – or park your car! Our fascination with the giant redwoods, of northern California, began when they...
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July 11, 2017

Play Ball!   As the All-Star game gets ready to start, I share with you the only postcard I bought, when we visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame, at Coopers Town, in the autumn of 1991. I had seen A League of their Own, and was thrilled to see some small mention of...
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June 28, 2017

Paris     Perhaps I am just feeling the passing years, but I find myself more nostalgic about certain people and places – including Europe in general, and Paris in particular.     It is true that I have read too much about and by the American expatriates and those lost generations, the experiences...
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May 10, 2017

The Petrified Forest     The first souvenir Kate and I ever bought was a small slice of petrified wood, in Arizona, thirty years ago. It was a stop, on that first road trip, which I had wanted to make, as I remembered visiting the national park, as a child, when we lived in Winslow,...
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April 19, 2017

Old North Bridge and Battle Monument     “The Old North Bridge spans the Concord River at the battle ground. Originally it was a wooden structure and of recent years a concrete bridge was erected patterned after the old one.”   A visit to the Minute Man National Historic Park is a stop outside of...
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March 1, 2017

The Curtis-Lee Mansion   “May 21st, 1942 Washington, D. C. Am having a great time. Leaving tomorrow about 9.  Don’t know if well go straight through without stopping or not. Sue” The card with its sharp 1 cent stamp that reads United States of America, Industry Agriculture for Defense, is of the Curtis-Lee Mansion,...
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February 1, 2017

Grand Central Station, 1926 This post card, of a photograph taken by Kenneth Dudley Smith, of Grand Central Station, in New York City, is one of my favorite images; and perhaps would be better served in Art than here. Recently, when stepping into the train station, looking for a bite to eat and a shortcut...
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