More Good Finds at The Postcard Club Meeting

2019_05_05_16_22_39.pdf015Sankaty 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.

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Lighthouse in Machias Maine written in July1909.  A good friend of 80+ years lives in Machias.

2019_05_05_16_28_44.pdf011Lighthouse in Stranraer  Scotland

My Mother’s Diary – Gifts Purchased

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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.

IMG_0002  the three sisters – Dorothy (Dot, Dottie), Alice, Lib (Libby)   1920’s

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2018_09_04_11_09_00.pdf000 Grandpa Friend and Auntie  1950 approx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Rare Pig Breed

2018_10_28_11_38_32.pdf000  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.