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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Texas LongHorn Weighing in at 2,100 pounds

Continuing with vintage postcards from Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas they say. Here is a Texas Longhorn. Post card is not postmarked but addressed to Faye and Jim Christian of Dallas Texas.

Back of post card says. Abilene , a Texas Longhorn is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 2,100 lbs. Has a horn spread of 8 feet and is 16 years old. Photo courtesy National Cowboy Hall of Fame

Monday, February 22, 2010

1949 Vintage Postcard of Texas State Flower .. Blue Bonnets

Another vintage postcard of Texas .. where we are residing for a few years. This one is of the state flower of Texas... Blue Bonnets.

Back of post card is postmarked Jan 27 1949 from Dallas , Texas to the Fosters of Newton, Kansas.
Jan 25 1949
Hello Folks
We made it into Texas ok
Don't guess we will start to Kansas until the weather gets better
love A. J. and Opal

The Blue Bonnet is the state flower of Texas and blooms in the spring. When in bloom it is one of the most beautiful sights to be seeen , a gorgeous field of blue.

Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Sunday, February 21, 2010

More of Galveston Texas in Vintage Postcards

Hubby and I headed to Galveston this last Friday to go to some estate sales. One house was from 1902 and huge. Found a couple of books to put up for sale on eBay. Stopped at this huge old cemetery to take pictures for my other blog.
We love to sit and look at the water. Had some Mexican for lunch and headed back to home. Love Galveston , wish it was closer to us. So here is another of my vintage Galveston postcards..

This one is colorful Oleanders in Bloom.
Postmarked 1946 from Galveston
" Got Back to the old hometown and everything looks swell
have a cottage less than a block from the seashore
and the water is fine and the seafood is not fattening. Come on down and
we will ride the waves.
Love GJ and Opal

addressed to Miss Lorene Foster of Newton, Kansas

Thanks For Stopping By... Grace

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Postcard Of Galvestone Texas 1941

Tonight's posting is a beautiful vintage postcard of Galveston, Texas. Pictured is Beach boulevard and Seawall fraom the air, showing Hotel Galves.

It is not postmarked but has been dated 1941 in pencil by previous owner. Written by Lorene to Iris. Lorene has a strange sense of humor.

" Dear Iris I will take time to drop you a few lines but not plow lines. I am well but not a hole in the ground. I'm in Galveston Texas. Will be home soon. Love Lorene
Cute post card and interesting sense of humor from Lorene

Monday, February 15, 2010

Huey P Long Bridge New Orleans Louisiana over the Mississippi 1938

What a beautiful vintage 1938 postcard. Features the Huey P Long Bridge, New Orleans Louisiana connecting New Orleans with the Great West . The bridge was erected at a cost of 13,000,000. The total length from the railroad approach to the end is four and one half miles. The channel span over the navigation channel of the river is 790 feet. The longest free bridge in American and one of today's greatest engineering feats. Two auto roadways one on each side which are 18 feet wide. Time in erecting about 3 years.

This statement was written in 1938.
Addressed to Mrs Irma Lewillen of Newton Kansas from Maude

" Dear Irma We girls only came this far.. going back tomorrow expect to be home Thurs. haven't heard a word from home. Seen and learned a lot. This bridge is beautiful Love Maude
Left the 11th ?? Will be on the road Thanksgiving.

Postmarked Nov 20 1938 New Orleans

Friday, February 12, 2010

Vintage Valentine's PostCard mailed to Gladys Myers of Kansas 1912

One more beautiful vintage Valentine in my collection. Postmarked 1912 from Kansas to Iowa.

To My Valentine with pretty red hearts and a country scene. Postcard is addressed to Miss Gladys Myers in Iowa from Aunt Flo. So sad when these pieces of history stray from the family members.

Happy Friendship Friday and thanks for stopping by.. Please visit other postings by visiting

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vintage Valentine's Post Card Cupid and a Purple Bow Vintage Thingies Thursday

This is one of the prettiest vintage Valentine Postcards in my collection. It has a cupid all dressed up in a fancy hat and a heart with a big purple bow.
" I send to you this purple Bow
A loyal one I ween
To pledge to you , my vow
My Love, My Heart, My Queen "

Postcard is not postmarked but is written on in pencil. Looks like B J Roberson to her teacher and is addressed to Maria Rich Canbrich N Y

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vintage Valentine's Post Card Loving Greetings & Cupid

Almost Valentines day and time to start sharing some of my vintage Valentines Post Card.

This lovely one just says Loving Greetings and is unused. Identify mark is in lower right corner with #643

Pretty pastal colors with a young cupid watering the roses. Only thing written on it is Millie in pencil.
Happy almost Valentine's day

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fishing Bridge at Yellowstone Lake Vintage 1959 Postcard Happy Postcard Friendship Friday

I love old postcards with water, bridges and old cars. This vintage post card from 1959 has all three in it. It is postmarked Yellowstone Park . The picture is of Fishing bridge, yellowstone Lake Yellowstone National park may apperar to have been built principally for fisherment but is an important link in the highway leading to the east entrance and the rail ter minus at Cody, Wyoming.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Funnies from 1967 I Should Be Home Soon

Cute funny post card postmarked 1967.

" I Should Be Home Soon "