Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Oh, the Places We'll Go....

Top: Montreaux, Switzerland. Mailed in 1953 to my mom from a friend. She said,
" This is a wonderful country. We have had only one day of rain and that was the day we drove 180 miles into the Alps. " Cheery greeting, no?

Middle: Mailed June 1992, from my friend in Ireland. She said, "I can't wait to tell you of this most wonderful week. This country and its people are just incredible! I'm re-JOYCE-ing at this International James Joyce Symposium. Get to hear Seamus Harvey read poetry tonight! " I found out when she returned that the reason for her rejoicing was an Irish guy she met, not the symposium or the poetry!

Bottom: The Pembroke Hotel in Pembroke Parish, Bermuda. Mailed in April 1980, from our brother and sister-in-law. They said, "Having a lovely time.......going sailing on a yacht Tuesday." Several years later, we stayed at the Southampton Princess, but I don't have a card for that one. Too bad, as it was lovely, and had the most wonderful beach. It was a bit too cool to swim when we went (May), but the sun, sand and breezes were warm and the clouds formed little animals just for me.

13 comments:

Blond Girl said...

Oh, I want to go to Ireland!

I love how you seemlessly mix past and present in your blog and make it all wonderful. You've a gift for making everything seem special, you know?

Oh, and don't hate me. I created a meme tonight and I tagged YOU to help me spread it. Aren't I nice?

bornfool said...

I knew you saved everything. :)
(I'm just stalling when I should be writing.)

Weary Hag said...

This has been such a fun excursion through your postcard collection!

*Judy,
Having a ball here in Blogland. Wish you were here - oh, wait a minute, you ARE!
Weary Hag

There. There's a postcard from me.

Angie said...

I love the top postcard.

srp said...

These are great collections Judy. The ones from loved ones are special because of the messages. But the ones that are old and with no message (post below) are great too. I think they have so much character and historical meaning. Do you have them in those acid free slip covers?

Postcards today are shiny, composite things with weird unreal and sometimes obscene sayings, nothing like the old time cards.

Jamie Dawn said...

Your postcard collection is just wonderful.

I would LOVE to visit Ireland. I want to see those gorgeous green hills for myself.

poopie said...

I wanna go everywhere you've been Judy!! Thanks for sharing your travels.

Duke_of_Earle said...

I've BEEN to Montreaux! Rode a Lake Geneva ferry boat there from Geneva, and then boarded a little train that took us right up throuhgh the alps into some of the most picturesque Swiss scenery you could ever imagine! Great memories you brought back!

John

Anonymous said...

These are great. I collect vintage postcards and send them to friends. It's a nice surprise, I think. Thanks for sharing yours!

Suburban Turmoil said...

ooooh. That was me. A. Nonymous. Oops!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Okay, now I want to see what words you outlined in your red-letter New Testament. I used to underline words thad didn't have red letters, just to be obstreperous.

Ben said...

Nice post - old postcards are so evocative! :)

Carmi said...

I love the insight that a simple postcard can provide to a moment in time. It's as if we're allowed to go back in time and witness a sliver of what it must have been like to be in that place, at that time.

Magical. I love how you share these.

It's Michele's fault this time out.