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Sep 30, 2012

A BITE TO EAT

MIDTOWN CHINESE

RATHSKELLER

125 West 51st Street New York City
Finest in Chinese Cuisine
Luncheon-Dinner-Supper
Air Conditioned-Cocktail Longue
Tel: CIrcle 6-9558

CHINATOWN BRANCH: 45 Mott St., N.Y.C.
Tel.: WOrth 2-8943
For a little Rathskeller History
http://openthecity.org/?p=2108

See what's on the Menu
http://menus.nypl.org/menu_pages/48178

Sep 29, 2012

CYCLONE

If you have not entered the September Card of the month Contest at PostcardCollector.org its your last chance.  Contest ends Sunday, September, 30, 2012  Theme is Roller Coaster/Amusement rides     The Cyclone is my entry. What's yours?                          

                               The CYCLONE, Coney Island, N.Y.

Post Mark: Staten Island, June, 22, 9am, (l943) looks like.
Dear Mother & Dad,
Still having a wonderful time. Am awfully not though. I rode on this ride at Coney Island the day I told you we went over there. It was really a thrill. How is everything back home?
Love, Jane
Well Jane,
I took a ride on the CYCLONE back in 1977 I think it was. I was young and stupid! It was a thrill alright. Very frightening. A really rough ride and no safety features except a loose bar in front of me to hold onto for dear life. I must say though I will never forget it and am glad I did it. Does anyone know if it is still around?
Scared stiff,
Michael

Sep 28, 2012

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

It's been a long Sunny day at the beach.  Time to relax and enjoy Sunset, a daily Florida event.
                                   Silhouettes at Sunset in Florida
Catch a glimpse of your dreams on the horizon.  Enjoy your Weekend.

Sep 27, 2012

HAPPY HOUR

CHEZ PAREE

America's Smartest Theatre Restaurant
Cocktil Lounge and Sapphire Bar

Mike Fritzel, Host
610 Fairbanks Court, Chicago, Ill.
Spectacular Shows, Famous Dance Bands
Air Conditioned the year around.
After searching and checking out the Chez Paree.  I think you would enjoy these links. 
 Wikipedia for a list of Chez Paree entertainment
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chez_Paree

Also see The Chez Paree Website for Pictures, stories, & other Information
http://www.parsec-santa.com/chezparee/1Chezframe.html

Sep 26, 2012

VACANCY

LOOK A HOTEL WITH MY LAST NAME

Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco,  California

Poised at the crest of Nob Hill and at the crossing of 3 cable car lines, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel is within walking distance to Union Square, ...

MARK HOPKINS HOTEL Located at the corner of California and Mason Sts., the Mark Hopkins is a buff brick skyscraper, combining baronial French and Spanish Renaissance styles.  From its famed dining room an unsurpassed view of the city may be had, with the Golden Gate and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Hopkins_Hotel

Sep 24, 2012

A BITE TO EAT

When in the Capital City of Alabama why not stop at the GOLDEN GRILL.
Get a taste of true southern hospitality.
Known Far and Wide for the Excellence of the Meals Served Reasonable Prices, Too.  Open 24 Hours a Day.
GOLDEN GRILL -- MONTGOMERY, ALA. 
100 NORTH PERRY ST. -- ON U.S. HIGHWAYS 31, 80, 231
I bet you can get a mess of Fried Green Tomatoes here any time day or night.

Sep 23, 2012

L.H. "Dude" Larson

L.H. "Dude" Larsen a cowboy artist and poet.
Check out the discussion about "Dude".
And meet his grandson Tom Jr.

UP, UP, AND AWAY!

La Guardia field - New York's Municipal Airport. It is located at North Beach, Long Island, and constitutes an official port of entry to the United States having a custom house, health station and accommodations for immigration officials.




Sep 22, 2012

GALAPAGOS


The New York Zoological Society has the largest colony of the Giant Galapagos Tortoises in the world at the North Miami Zoo.  This almost extinct animal is both gentle and harmless and frequently weighs a half ton or more.  They eat no meat and each eats at least 30 lbs. of vegetables daily.
Giant Galapagos  Tortoises
North Miami Zoo, Fla.

I never knew of a Zoo in North Miami.  But there is a beautiful Zoo now located in South Miami.  I was there couple months ago.  I don't remember Galapagos Tortoise then.
After checking out the Zoo Website I see that you can adopt one of the Galapagos Tortoises at the Zoo now.
http://zoomiami.reachlocal.net/support-the-zoo.asp?Id=205&parentId=86&rootId=7
This post is to mark my brothers Holiday in the Ecuadorian Rain Forrest and his trip to the Galapagos.


HAPPY HOUR

HOTEL GOVERNOR CLINTON was named for George Clinton (1739-1812), the first governor of New York State (1777-1795 and 1801-1804


In 1929 the New York Times (18 Aug. 1929) featured a fullpage ad announcing the opening of the Hotel Governor Clinton, including this description of services.


Sep 21, 2012

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

       Greetings from FLORIDA "Land o' Sand"

Hi,
Sure having the time of our lives. 
Weather warm & enjoying
every minute of it.
Love,
Bill & Angie
post mark: Winter Haven Florida, March, 11, 1955 

        Water Ballet at Beautiful Florida Cypress Gardens
Florida Cypress Gardens are the international home of waterskiing and are responsible for the present popularity of the sport.  Four times daily a group of world famed Aquamaids and Water Ski Champions put on a thrilling and highly entertaining water show.

For more on Cypress Gardens go to:  http://postcardcollector.org/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/1192/-spread-a-little-sunshine-were-going-to-florida/p4

Sep 20, 2012

Post Card of the Month Contest

Join the fun and enter the contest at PostcardCollector.com
September: The theme is Roller Coaster/Amusement Rides.  Well so far the competition looks good and close. We need a few more entries to make it challenging. There is still time. Not much so don't hesitate. Post those cards.

I have something to share. A Great Surprise came in the mail today. It is a beautiful Trophy Post Card for winning the August Competition. Boast! Boast! Thanks postcardy for the recognition. I love it.

Sep 19, 2012

VACANCY

Well Hello there and welcome to "HOTLANTA!"
I haven't been to Atlanta in years; but I will always remember the good times in Atlanta during the 80s.
Young, Single, and ready to Party!
We can find a great room at The Atlantan Hotel, It's a fancy place to stay.
Beautiful accomadations, and Great Southern Hospitality.  Located at Cone and Luckie Streets, Downtown Atlanta.  It boasts Air Conditioned Rooms, Lobby and Restaurant.

Sep 18, 2012

I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO

I have a brother in The Bay Area so I have been Lucky enough
to visit San Francisco many times
Where little Cable Cars go half way to the Stars.

Would not visit San Francisco without a day in China Town.
Do not miss the Murals inside the base of Coit Tower. 
They alone are worth the trip.
      Take a trip right now.  Go to My discussion at Postcardcollector.com
http://postcardcollector.org/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/2063/i-left-my-heart-in-san-francisco-

A BITE TO EAT

The Original RUBY FOO'S DEN
Excellent Food, That's Different
6 Hudson Street, Boston, Mass.
Telephone:  De.  8 - 6939

                              Chinatown's Smartest Restaurant


 

PAUL BUNYAN

PAUL BUNYAN, BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA
MINNESOTA'S Lengendary Paul Bunyan

This huge figure of steel and concrete built on the shore of Lake Bemidji is supposed to be the size of giant lumberjack who cut down six sections of timber with one stroke of his axe.  "Babe", Paul's blue ox was said to have used Lake Bemidji for a watering hole.



He's 63 axe handles high, with feet on the ground and his head in the sky.

Sep 17, 2012

HAPPY HOUR

After spending a great day at the Zoo and taking a fun ride on the "ZOO CHOO"  I have worked up a terrible thirst.  I think it's fitting that we go have a Cocktail at the ZEBRA ROOM.  "CHEERS!"

ZEBRA ROOM -- THE TOWN HOUSE -- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Favorite meeting place for Hollywood stars.  Entertainment and music for dancing nightly.
Postmarked: Los Angeles, California Jan, 2, 1944
Postage: FREE  (Service Man)
Canceled: BUY WAR SAVINGS BONDS AND STAMPS

Hi Theda,
Just dropping you a few lines to let you know that I am still thinking of you.  Hope you are feeling fine.  I am spending New Year's in L.A.
Love,
Tony

Sep 16, 2012

THE "ZOO CHOO"

The "ZOO CHOO" at Children's Zoo on Mill Mountain.
Roanoke, Va.
Children and adults alike enjoy going around the Zoo on the "Zoo Choo".  The Engineer blows the whistle and the train runs through a 100 ft. concrete tunnel.  The miniature train can carry 36 people and is one of the favorite attractions. The "Zoo Choo" was sponsored and is operated by the Roanoke Jaycees. 



The "Zoo Choo" started its operation in 1952
The zoo's current train, which is owned by the Roanoke Jaycees, is being relocated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
That's because the Blue Ridge Zoological Society, which operates the zoo, wants to own and operate its own train.
The new Zoo Choo will be nearly identical to the old one except in color -- Thomas the Train blue instead of burnt Tuscan red.
"There will always be a Zoo Choo at the Mill Mountain Zoo," said Sean Greene, the zoo's executive director. "And this town is big enough for two miniature trains."
 I remember having an incredibly exciting ride on a miniature Zoo Train as a child.   They must have been a common attraction at many a Zoo.  The Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama had a "Zoo Choo".  I wonder if it is still there and running?  After checking out the Zoo website I found out that the train is still going strong.  There are actually two.  I never knew that.
http://www.birminghamzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/birmingham-zoo-map-2011.pdf

UP, UP, AND AWAY!

CHESAPEAKE AIRWAYS INC.
The only scheduled Airline to the Eastern Shore Baltimore, Easton, Salisbury, Ocean City, Md. Connections.
Aeroplane View of Salisbury, Md., showing Chesapeake Airways Transport Plane. Chesapeake Airways photo
The idea of air travel is still a miraculous thing to me.  I don't know about you but I always pretended I could fly as a child.  Arms extended and ready for take off.

Sep 14, 2012

"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME"

Be sure to click your heels together three times and think to yourself "There's no place like home, There's no place like home, There's no place like home."
Presenting the Queens County Catholic War Veterans Model Home of 1957 Now open for Free Public Inspection
General Contractor: Mezra Homes inc., New Hyde Park: FL 2-3941 Architect; J. Herbert Burmeister, Hempstead.
Valued at $40,000.00, completely furnished by Dean's 32-27 Steinway St., Long Island City and Lake Success Shopping Center, New Hyde Park: Kitchen Cabinets by Amoroso, Farmingdale; Appliances, Speed Queen Atlantic Co. Inc., Long Island City; Jalousies, O.G. Norton, 112-01 Francis Lewis Blvd., St. Albans; Landscaping, Neckerson's Nursery, Springfield Gardens; with plot 50X146 Free and Clear of all encumbrances, this beautiful home with finished basement and recreation room incl. a NEW 1957 Buick Automobile by Houser Buick, Queens Village.  It is a Major feature of Queens County Chapter, Catholic War Veterans, U.S.A., Long Island Home Show of 1957 at the 104th Field Artillery, Jamaica Armory, 93rd Ave. & 168th St., Jamaica, N.Y. May 21st thru 26th.  The Model Home is open for FREE Public Inspection daily form 2:00 to 10:00 P.M. and is located on the corner of Hillside Ave. and 196th St., Hollis, N.Y., just a few blocks east of Jamaica.
Judy Garland
The Wizard of Oz
1939

Sep 13, 2012

IT'S ABOUT TIME

This Floral Clock is at Roger Williams Park in Providence Rhode Island.
I have other cards I recently found of Roger Williams Park.  Let me see if I can find them.  I will post when they show up. 
That wasn't too hard.  Here are a couple more cards of Roger Williams Park in Providence.




   


Message on back: This is house in which Betsey, descendant of Roger (noted on other card) was born, and stands now well within the limits of Roger Williams Park.  In that same Roger Williams Park, in the family cemetery, are the graves of Joseph and Joseph, Jr., Williams, and their wives, all of whom were ancestors of my wife.

They are great cards but neither is signed or addressed.  Don't know who they came from or went to.
 

Sep 11, 2012

A BITE TO EAT

Let's check out KENTS
P.S. Be sure to visit KENTS RESTAURANTS when you come to Atlantic City.   They certainly have good food in their modern restaurants.

Uptown: Atlantic Ave. at N. Carolina
Midtown: Pacific Ave. at Illinois; opp. P.O.
Downtown: Atlantic Ave. opp. Union R.R. Station

Historic Visions of the Future

French Post Cards produced between 1899 and1910
Video Chat predicted
Linked to Yahoo News
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/historic-visions-of-the-future-slideshow/postcards-from-the-future-photo-1347289263.html#crsl=%252Fphotos%252Fhistoric-visions-of-the-future-slideshow%252Fpostcards-from-the-future-photo-1347289263.html

TIME IS MONEY

The busy Persons Correspondence Card.
You can view other Busy Persons Correspondence Cards at:
http://postcardcollector.org/forum/index.php?p=/discussion/2130/checklist-type-or-busy-persons-correspondence-pcs

Sep 9, 2012

VACANCY

While traveling along the road we need to keep our eyes open for a suitable place to get a good nights rest.  Watch for a VACANCY sign.

We are already in Florida so lets stay at the LYNMAR.  It is one of my favorites on Miami Beach.  It is located on fashionable Collins Avenue in what is now the Art Deco district called South Beach. 
I can't swear to it but I imagine it is still there.  Most of those Art Deco Hotels in South Beach have been saved from destruction over the passed 30 something years.  The last Deco landmark Hotel I saw come down was the New Yorker.  That must have been around 1980.  What a shame.  I actually had a chance to go inside the vacant building just before it was destroyed.  OK it had small rooms and was in horrible shape.  Most of South Beach was in bad shape back then.  It had gone to waste.  Thank goodness for the Art Deco Preservation league and the TV show MIAMI VICE that brought attention to its beautiful Art Deco Architecture. 


Sep 8, 2012

HAPPY HOUR


We will from time to time enjoy a cocktail or two
in some of the finest establishments to be found.
Both here and there, near and far.
"CHEERS!"


Your Post Card from FLORIDA

We had a fun meeting of our TROPICAL Post Card Club today.
Tom gave a report on our Summer Show and talked of plans for our
Winter Show, January, 12&13,2013
Neill presented a program on Postal History.
His interest involve Post Marks and Cancellations.
An area I know little to nothing about,
but an enjoyable and informative talk anyway.
Thanks Neill
Hope to see more of you at our October, 13th. meeting.
Check  the TROPICAL Post Card Club Website for time and directions.

"I LOVE LUCY"

After the Video be sure to check out The Scoop on LUCY
(LINK below the Video)

           http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucy_the_Elephant

Sep 3, 2012

FRANK & JESSE JAMES,

Enough Lawmen, now a look at The Bad Boys.


Click link below Jesse
for all information
JAMES

Jesse James c.1882
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_W._James


Sep 2, 2012

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT


I grew up with a fondness for the Mounties in the Red Coats. 
Would not miss an episode of Dudley Do-Right.  Remember Dudley, Nell, Snidely Whiplash, and Dick Dastandly.