Friday, June 24, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 47

This post features three vintage postcards.  This first one, an aerial view of Kanas City, Missouri, is from 1934. 

There's the First National Bank of Kiefer, Oklahoma.  That looks like a secure institution.  Is that an oil well in the background?  This one is from 1908.  

"A little fun with the feed boss."  This postcard is from 1912 showing an Army camp.  Note that all of these cards have a 1-cent stamp on them.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 46

Lake Estes and Spillway, Estes Park, Colorado.  Beautiful view.

The Boot Hill Special, Dodge City, Kansas.

Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, Canada.  Very pretty.  The writer was going to a play later in the evening and would be on to Toronto.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 45

Manitou Cliff Dwellings in Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Mom and dad went here shortly after getting married.  Mom told Grandpa that he would have enjoyed it.  I love the picture.


Red Wing Motel, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  Another card from the trip.  Mom and dad were getting ready to go to a chuckwagon supper.

Boone County Hospital, Harrison, Arkansas.  They'll make a postcard for any place.  

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 44

Pensacola Beach, Florida.  Aunt Judy sent one card from the beach to Grandma and Grandpa and one to mom, which explains the different backs.  She was having a good time with a friend, but broke her little toe.  (She didn't tell her parents about her toe.  I'm inferring that they didn't want her to go on the trip.)


Dodd's Americano Beach Lodge in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Again, a pair of cards from Aunt Judy.  This time she went with her new husband, so I'm sure her folks approved.  

"The big one got away."  I think this card is from mom to her brother when we all took a trip to Missouri from New Mexico.

Monday, June 20, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 43

Beautiful Christmas postcard.  It's actually embossed with raised features.  

This one is a Christmas card from dad's boss.

From the Holiday Inn of Farmington, New Mexico.  We were visiting the Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings nearby.  Dad had apparently had also been offered a job in Farmington.  Mom said she'd only move "under protest."  She liked living in Albuquerque.  However, we'd end up moving to Las Cruces in the southern end of the state anyway in short order.  She didn't like that ***either.***

Friday, June 17, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 42

Keystone's North Peak, Summit, Colorado.  Aunt Judy and her family went skiing here.  "No broken bones."


White House Ruin, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Arizona.  The back says this was an Anaszi dwelling with white plastered walls.

Banta's House of Apples.  "Home of Arkansas' Patented Apple, The Quindell.  Finest Home-Made Pie."  Sounds delightful.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Postcards From the Edge: Mom's Family Cards 41

Pretty Christmas postcard.


Baltimore, Maryland.  The writer stayed at the hotel in the center with the "x" over it.  He had a dinner  of raviolis in Little Italy (Jimmy Carter ate there once) and wants to see the Faberge Egg at the art museum.  

Another postcard from Baltimore.  This picture was taken during the Fourth of July.  The writer saw a big aquarium and a submarine and had a dinner cruise in the bay.