Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Flowers: roses

This month my theme is flower postcards.

I recently picked this simple yet delicate beauty at a local antique store. It is embossed and hand painted. The stamp on the reverse side is dated by hand "11/30/07." The written message on the reverse side says: "Mary, if you go to preaching tomorrow come over this way and I will go along. I guess you will get a lot of postals today. From a friend, A.M.S." It is addressed to "Miss Mary Wilson, Route H.1."

I assume the card is sent to someone within a city because there is no city in the address. The addresser is assured that the card will be delivered by the time the addressee receives it. Today we pay extra for overnight delivery. So much for progress.

I wonder why the addresser guesses that Mary will receive "a lot of postals." What had she done to become so popular? It is likely we'll never know.

"What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet..."
From Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet


  1. A "best wishes" card plus the assumption that she will receive many more? No doubt it was Miss Mary's birthday.

  2. Very good, Chris. You are quite the detective. Thanks, Kris.