Friday, October 2, 2009

blogger meet 'n eat


Yay! I had a blogger meetup today with Rev SS in Olympia (our approximate half-way point). We had a nice lunch, visited the farmer's market (where the picture was taken), and did some postcard hunting.



I found some good ones! This card, postmarked March 5th of 1912, features the "D.N. Tallman Residence" in Willmar, Minnesota.



While the Tallmans had a fine looking house, I primarily bought the postcard because I liked the writing on the back. I loved the excuse for not writing a letter.



Dear George,
Received your letter, was read with pleasure. Should write you a letter But I got a bad cold and Ma ain't home so will write later on. Send me a card for a change. From your girl in Minnesota. bye bye.


I can see the bad cold part, but not sure why Ma needed to be home...

13 comments:

Rodger said...

Looks like you two had fun? Olympia this time of year - sounds really nice!

Mompriest said...

Well, I WANTED to join you...sigh..sounds like fun!

Jennifer said...

Good for both of you! What fun!
(more fun than George and his distant girl had...)

Presbyterian Gal said...

Fun day!!

And I love the post card.

David said...

I liked the "send me a card for a change" :)

Barbara B. said...

:) Yes, I liked that too. A bit bossy there!

Rev SS said...

It was great fun. I'll post my postcard soon.

Rev SS said...

p.s. next time I'm leaving my sun glasses on (hate the puffy eyes!)

Rev SS said...

p.s. next time I'm leaving my sun glasses on (hate the puffy eyes!)

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

you 2 gals are so hip...
puffy eyes? didn't see 'em...
well since ma wasn't home, the gal had to probably do the cookin', cleanin' and etc. cold or no cold...

Barbara B. said...

good point, hot cup! that solves the "ma" mystery for me! :)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's hilarious.

I'm glad you had the get-together.

Jan said...

So glad for you two getting together! What fun!