Friday, July 27, 2007

Wisconsin - In Memory of Mom (1945-2007)

Wisconsin Scenic Sunrise

This was postmarked in 2006.

My mom sent me hundreds of postcards over the years. Most were from northern Wisconsin, where she lived all of her life. (except a couple of years in Illinois) She always had a song to sing, usually Elvis, and a smile and a joke. Last week the doctor asked her how she was feeling, and she replied without missing a beat, "with my fingers" lol

I love you mom.
USA Stamp 2006
Common Buckeye 
24 cents

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Comics - It Was Only a Dream!!

Aw Nuts....It Was Only a Dream!! - postmarked in 1949 with one cent Washington stamp -

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

University of Wisconsin - Statue of Liberty

University of Wisconsin, Madison - Many moons ago, a radical group called the Pail and Shovel Party took over the student government. They immediately erected a foam replica of the Statue of Liberty on frozen Lake Mendota. The project consumed half the student budget for the year and caused a campus furor. - the bottom of this postcards has, "Compliments of Sprint"

postmarked in 1997 with 20 cent 'Blue Jay' stamp

Friday, July 20, 2007

The Great Salt Pond and Philipsburg in Saint Martin

St. Maarten, West Indies
The Great Salt Pond and Philipsburg from Guana Bay Road, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.

This is postmarked in 1978 with a Nederlandse Antillen stamp featuring Curacao.

The sender writes:

Dear mom and dad,
A very good time.

Got a Caribbean Soul
I can barely control.
(He then drew a skull and crossbones)
Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen) 1958 
Islands of the Netherands Antilles 
Curacao 25 c

Friday, July 13, 2007

Harry Potter

Harry Potter reading a book - postmarked 11-2006

With all the excitement of the new Harry Potter book and movie, I thought I'd add a postcard with a photo of Harry. I have two Potter Postcards, (wish I had more) and many other movie postcards. I love postcards from movies!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

postmarked from Dubai in 1992
unfortunately, the stamp is missing

Sunday, July 8, 2007

National Postcard Week - 1987 Michigan's 150th Anniversary

National Postcard Week

May 3-9 1987
Michigan's 150th Anniversary

Mrs. Olie Collison, Laura N. Goldberg
Franklin L. Goldberg - Ann Rusnak
signed by Olie Collison on the back


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Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake".  It was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Missionaries in Suriname

Surinam (now called Suriname), South America

Ivan & Doris Schoen
Surinam, South America


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Ivan and Doris Schoen have spent most of their lives in Suriname, South America, witnessing to the Wayana Indians. When they first arrived, (in 1961) the Indians did not even have a written language, so they had absolutely no Scripture.The Schoens learned the language, then created a written form, and proceeded to teach the Wayanas how to read and write their own language. The Schoens have devoted over thirty-five years translating the Word of God into the Wayana language. Their New Testament has been printed, and Bible and Literature Missionary Foundation has completed the printing of their first Old Testament, so the Wayana Indians will now have the complete Word of God!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!

Washington D.C. - 4th of July Fireworks
Washington, DC - Every year on the Fourth of July at nightfall, a spectacular fireworks show takes place over the nation's capital. The Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the United States Capitol (l-r) provides an inspiring setting for the Independence Day celebration. - postmarked in 2006 with 'Common Buckeye' stamp

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Original Farmers Market - California

California - Hollywood Market
Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St at Fairfax - Hollywood's unique out-door food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The market-place was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhielm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The world's largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians. - the writer on the back of the card says, "This is quite an attraction in Cal. You can buy anything in this place! " (It is till open today!) - postmarked in 1947 with 1 cent Washington stamp

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Large Letter Michigan, with cars

Michigan - Greeting from, large letter
Greetings from Michigan - Key to Views on other side: -
M - Alger Falls, Alger County
I - Fishing, Presque Isle River
C - Manitou, Isle Royale
H - Castle Rock, St. Ignace
I - Shrine Tower, Royal Oak
G - Dome of State Capitol, Lansing
A - Twin Towers, Irish Hills
N - Old Block House, Mackinac Island

- postmarked in 1948 with one cent Washington stamp