It has been rainy and overcast for several weeks now. Dull and Dreary.
So I was pleased to find these overly bright prepaid postcards at the post office. I still haven't figured out how each outlet decides whether to stock such cards, and every one I have come across have had different ones, which makes the search that much more fun.
in addition, I found this postcard from 1980 at the postcard show I went to last month.
I loved the bright colours, and the unopened bud at the top.
by artist Willyum Rowe
Here's a bouquet of flowers for you. Susan bought this card & others in Boston.
Polly is not coming home this weekend. First she's missed in 6 mos. She will be working at her block assoc. P_____ Fair.
Did you see Jasper John's flag painting that the Whitney just bought for $1 million?!
Love to auntie, from Billie
this last comment had a whiff of the scandalous to it, so I had to look up the painting (see link here)
at the time, it was the highest amount ever paid for a work of art from a living artist.
then I had to look up Hornell, NY as the card was addressed to a M E Sims at
Green Acres 51
Hornell NY 14843
there is a Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Hornell established in 1965. then with a little more sleuthing (some might call it nosiness) I discovered a Gertrude Sims Callaghan obituary (just to tie in my postcards and gravestones) who was for "many years hostess at the Hornell Country Club". she died at age 98 in 2000 leaving behind daughters Bonnie and Billie and was "predeceased by a sister, Mary Elizabeth Sims of Hornell". a little more
nosiness sleuthing and I discovered that Billie's husband recently passed on at age 87.
I feel I've had a rather productive day! this is the most information I have ever found from a random postcard picked up in equal parts because of the pretty picture and the address. the card is that much more meaningful now.
If it is dreary where you are, I hope these flowers brought a little brightness to your day.
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