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Apr 30, 2014

VACANCY

Ye Colonial Inn,  
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
Frank E. Nason, Prop.
Posted Nov. 1, 1945
Dear Friend, Thanks for Your Card.  
It is raining here today.  
Have been very ill.  And my 
letters and cards have been piled up 
on me.  Still very weak and I 
can't do much as yet. 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Leslie Twombly

Listening to the Band Concert on Casino Veranda.
 Hampton Beach, N. H.

Apr 29, 2014

Fabulous Florida Favorites

 It's Transportation Tuesday
Pan American Airport, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
Globe of the Earth, Pan American Terminal Building
Pan American Airways 32 Passenger 
"Flying Clipper Ship"
Off to West Indies and South America from Miami.

Apr 28, 2014

= MAP MONDAY =

TOURISTS'  
AUTO MAP  
OF 
CAPE COD
Let's visit Provincetown 
all the way out to the tip of Cape Cod.
Provincetown Harbor, from Pilgrim Memorial Monument, Provincetown, Mass.
Drying fishing nets along the shore of Provincetown, 
Cape Cod, Mass.
Picturesque Provincetown, Cape Cod, Mass

That's Cape Cod
Bernice Hall Legg 
You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod.


Apr 26, 2014

* SUNDAY STAMPS *

Theme for Sunday Stamps this week is Children 
and what better way to help Children than 
UNICEF
Above is a First Day Cover Celebrating 
the 20th Anniversary of Unicef
United Nations Children's Fund
Post Marked:
United Nations
New York
November, 28, 1966

Did You Trick or Treat for UNICEF when you were a child?
I probably did in 1961. 
That is the year the Stamp below was issued.
OMG that is more than 50 years ago.
Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of
United Nations Children's Fun
Post Marked:
United Nations
New York
December, 4 1961

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Apr 25, 2014

Sepia Saturday

I am going to change the content of my post today.  
Instead of Linen Post Cards I am participating in Sepia Saturday.  
It's a review of images from our past.  These are personal photos of family and friends.  
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"HAPPY DAYS"
By the mid 50s 
Men's Hairstyles became very important 
for your image.

And they could change from one day to the next 
with the help of a little dab of "brill creme" 
and the flip of a rat tail comb.
That was my oldest brother Ralph "Pluke" by the way and not Fonzy.
This is him again with a 
High School crush around 1959.
Those are probably flat front bright pastel colored polished cotton high waters with a cuff he is wearing. Up to the minute fashion statement.  My guess is Her Sundress probably matches what he is wearing somehow, maybe a crisp turquoise cotton etc..
Girls wore lots of starched petty coats, 
just one more than her friends did.
For that extra Poof one needs to be in fashion.
This Picture was taken about 1961
at our church Valentines Banquet I think.  
They are friends of Jerry my middle brother.

Fun fact: The shortest girl you see there became a High School teacher and for years has secretly been writing Romance Novels.

I was too young to be out and partying; 
but still had the chance to be exposed to all the 
fun, fashion, and music through my older brothers.
click:
http://sepiasaturday.blogspot.com/2014/04/sepia-saturday-225-26-april-2014.html

Enjoy the nostalgia by visiting other SS posts 
from around the world and the net.

Postcard Friendship Friday!

"Beauty and the Beach"
Friends enjoying a leisurely day 
at the beach in Florida.

Miss You, Wish you were here. . .
visit:
http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/2014/04/hug-australian-day-postcard-friendship.html

A BITE TO EAT

SEVEN SEAS RESTAURANT
MIAMI, FLORIDA
S.E. Cor. Southeast 1st. Street & 2nd Avenue
A beautiful addition to this fast growing community is the 7 Seas Restaurant, made possible through the foresight of one of Miami's pioneers, the late Jerry Galatis, who founded the institution in 1913. In connection there is a cozy Mariner Cocktail Lounge. Good Foods, excellently prepared, are served. Luncheon: 65c and 85c Dinner: From $1.25

That address is right downtown Miami.  
I am sure it is long gone and replaced with skyscrapers.

Apr 24, 2014

-MAIN STREET U.S.A.-

The Kentucky Derby will be May 3rd so I thought it is time to visit Louisville.
Broadway Looking East, Louisville, Ky.

Posted June, 1, 1947

This is what its like downtown.  
Mailed this when I got here. 

  Louisville, Kentucky 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apr 22, 2014

Greetings from Large Letter Land

Greetings 
from
ST. AUGUSTINE
Florida
"THE OLDEST CITY IN THE UNITED STATES"
A video I made a few years back.
St. Augustine is a beautiful place.  
See it if you get a chance. 
      Charlotte Street                       Castillo de San Marcos

       Oldest House                               Oldest School House

" Fabulous Florida Favorites "

Transportation Tuesday
Some recreational transportation here in Florida.
I lived about 3 miles from this location for more than 25 years.
I sort of miss Miami now that I have moved to Ft. Lauderdale, even though it is only 30 minutes away.

Aquaplaning on Biscayne Bay, 
Miami Fla.

&
Today
 http://www.florida-pictures.org/1024x768/miami_biscayne_fl.jpg

Apr 21, 2014

= MAP MONDAY =

IOWA
KEY TO VIEWS
1. Tower of Legends, Sioux City
2. Cliff Dwellers, Crystal Lake Cave
3. Post Office and Federal Court House, Waterloo
4. Des Moines County Court House
5. Chief Keokuk Monument, Rand Park, Keokuk
6. Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines
7. Memorial Union Building, Ames
8. Steam Boats going through Locks on the Mississippi River
9. Lovely Flowers, Tulip Time, Pella
10. High School, Ottumwa
11. One of the Burlington Route Zephyrs

For more Maps on Monday see:
&

Apr 18, 2014

Easter Seals

HELP CRIPPLED CHILDREN
1951

A BITE TO EAT

I will be posting about food/restaurants, etc. on Fridays for awhile.  
If you get a chance check out Foods on Fridays at:
Postcard Gems
  
Coralway Cafeterias
147 MIRACLE MILE
CORAL GABLES, FLA.
 &
110 N. E. 79TH ST.,
MIAMI, FLA.

Apr 15, 2014

"FULL MOON"

Hope you all caught a glimpse of the Lunar Eclipse early this morning.   I saw it half covered, fully eclipsed, and then half uncovered.  Restless night, kept waking up.  So obviously had to get up and check out the moon situation. 
Skyline at Night, Baltimore, Md.
  
BLOOD MOON 

< Transit Tuesday >

Had a note from Postcardy suggesting 
Transportation posts on Tuesdays.  
Sounds good;
 I will inaugurate my transit tuesday with a post of the
 Cunard White Star
Berengaria
click:

for more transit on tuesday visit:

Apr 13, 2014

= MAP MONDAY =

WASHINGTON
 click map to enlarge view
Key to views

1. Elephant Rock
2. Snoqualmie Falls
3. State Capitol, Olympia
4. Floating Bridge across Lake Washington
5. Mt. Rainier mirrored in Lake Spanaway
6. Totem Pole, Pioneer Square, Seattle
7. Government Locks, Seattle
8. Mr. Rainier from Univ. of Washington Campus
9. Ferry "Kalakala"

* Sunday Stamps *

For Sunday Stamps this week
I am taking my que from a post on
POSTCARDY:the postcard explorer.

Postcardy has shown a stamp commemorating the
sesquicentennial of the Lincoln Douglas Debate of 1858.

Check the post at:

That made me think, I must have a few stamps with the portrait of Abraham Lincoln. 
I will start also with a First Day Cover of the same Lincoln/Douglas stamp.
Now I have a First Day Issue of a 2cent Post Card issued July, 31, 1952.



Next I will share a First Day Cover of a 4cent Lincoln stamp. Regular postage series of 1954-1958



The four cent stamp of the general postage issue of 1954, picturing Lincoln, was first placed on sale in conjunction with the sixth annual American Stamp Dealers Association national postage stamp show in New York City.
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This Abraham Lincoln stamp was issued on Feb 12, 1959. and posted in Hodgenville Kentucky, I was able to visit his birthplace a couple years back.  A beautiful memorial you can see this place posted at:


Here is a First Day Cover of a 3cent stamp issued a few days later on Feb. 27, 1959.  Issued for the Lincoln sesquicentennial.



I will finish the post with another post card.  A First Day Issue of a 5cent card issued on January, 4, 1968 also canceled at Hodgenville Kentucky.


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