Sankaty Head on Nantucket Island Massachusetts
There was no message on this card but the printing style is old – ear;ly 20th century? I visited this spot many summers in the early 1950’s. A favorite. One summer when I was staying in Siasconset I met a young and lonely coastguardsman who liked to hook rugs – a passion we shared on that beautiful bluff. Sounds like the beginning of a story set in 1850, not 1950.
Lighthouse in Machias Maine written in July1909. A good friend of 80+ years lives in Machias.
Lighthouse in Stranraer Scotland
A woman at her spinning wheel The postage stamp is Norwegian.
I don’t know all the people listed. Alice is the 3rd sister, one year younger than my mother. Aunt Alice to me. The parents – father is Alfred W. Friend, my grandfather, Grandpa to me. Mother is May Belle Willis Friend, Grandma Friend to me. Auntie is Eunice Augusta Friend, my grandfather’s sister, my great aunt, Auntie to me.
For her father she bought socks in London
For her mother she bought lace in London and gloves in Paris
For her mother and father she bought playing cards in Edinburgh
For Auntie she bought beads in Ripon England, a toothbrush in Bournemouth, gloves in Paris
For Alice she bought a rabbit in London, a set of something I can’t decipher in London, coffee spoons in Edinburgh,, dogs in Montmartre, gloves in Paris.
the three sisters – Dorothy (Dot, Dottie), Alice, Lib (Libby) 1920’s
Auntie and Grandma Friend, 1939
Grandpa Friend and Auntie 1950 approx.
I was quite taken by this article in a recent issue of the New York Times What unusual coloring. I loved the photo with the contesting shades of light and dark. I saved it for future inspiration – a writing theme or something in textiles.