This is not what I had planned for the Thursday post. Thursday was one of my son's birthday. He lives in Oklahoma, so obviously I was not there with him. I made him cookies and sent them Tuesday and they got there in time. Plans at my house change daily, so other than my posts I rarely make plans.
I was sitting here this afternoon, almost finished with some organizing, found some of my postcards, when my husband walked in. He had just returned from North Dakota and told me he was off to New Mexico on Sunday. That was 3:30. We started talking about the things he needed to do, like me doing his wash, him getting his hair cut, and I asked him about his meds. His response"oh I ran out of one(bp) of them two days ago". Men! So I got on the phone to the pharmacy(Walmart) and they said it would be ready in and hour. I had not planned on going out, he had been driving for 2 1/2 days and I had not slept much, but might as well get the hair cut and the groceries since we had to go. There went a lot of the evening.
So I am posting, four of the post cards I received from my dad when I was little. I don't mind saying that I was born in 1949. I got post cards all my life from wherever my dad was. In 1951, he was back in the war as a Naval officer. I am not sure what duty he did, in WWII, he was on escort duty in the Mediterranean. In the Korean Crisis he was in and out of the same ports.
All the cards are dated 1953, i just picked out these to start with even though I have earlier ones. this first one was mailed from New York, it cost 2cents! Someone else mailed it for him. This one a Cathedral in Oran.
This card was actually sent from Marseilles and cost 18 Francs, I don't have a clue how much that was then. This last card (below)is the port of Alger as it was know then. It was mailed in port for the same price 18 Francs. The date is 1953, but I could not read the exact date. Click on each card if you would like to see up close.
These are really in good condition since I managed to print on a few of them, if you can call it that. My mom let me have them, so they were worn treasures. My dad sent at least one a month for three years to me, my mom and my two sisters. That is a lot of writing folks. I am sure that it passed the down time and made him feel closer to us. I am grateful today for my dad, the time he took to care and also for my son, whose birthday is today, the 20th. His last son was born on the 4th and has my dad's middle name as one of his. This is why I shared my post cards with you tonight, I was thinking of my dad today and had no stamping time tonight! I have used some of the post cards to make background paper before. But I may make a shadow box with these. Have a wonderful Friday! I will be back with a project tonight!