Sunday, May 23, 2010

a couple of new postcards...

When we were in McMinnville recently, we stopped at an antique store and I found a few postcards.

This one doesn't fit either the 'road' theme or the geographic area on which I concentrate, but I do allow myself to pick up postcards in the "miscellaneous" category if I find something that strikes my fancy. And this one struck my fancy because I love Cary Grant! I wonder if that is Cary's sporty green car in the driveway.



This next one caught my eye because it features Donaldson's in Minneapolis. We went to Minneapolis on buying trips for the drugstore a lot when I was growing up, and I used to remember shopping at Dayton's and Donaldson's -- but Dayton's seemed quite a bit better (and in the late 60's cooler) to me. I'm actually not sure if this is that same Donaldson's company or not...



The postcard is over 100 years old -- postmarked September 8, 1909.
The writing is a bit tough to read, but it says something like:
Have lots to tell you, but do not know where to start. Love, Borghild



That's my exact thought sometimes when I am trying to catch up with people!

7 comments:

dust bunny said...

Got lots to tell ya...don't know where to start. :)

Barbara B. said...

See what I mean?!

Purple said...

So very true.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

my goodness... a mansion, cary grant, and mysterious news... the plot thickens!

David said...

Wow, looks like Cary's house is in danger when high tide comes! That's really cool though :)

Jan said...

Wow. And I like that you bought them in McMinnville.

Barbara B. said...

David, Hmmm... now that you mention it, the house does seem a bit tooooo close to the water.