Blogville is just a new world for me every day! I had a new visitor to my blog, and I returned her visit and found that her blog is about post card collecting. I have a little postcard collection too! (I know, you are all saying "what does this woman NOT collect?") I'll answer your question by saying, if it's expensive, I don't collect it! (Always the bargain hunter) Postcards are one of those inexpensive, easy to find items, and they intrigue me. Part of the intrigue is the graphics on older post cards, and part of the intrigue is what is written on the post card, or even how it is addressed! (Doesn't take much to pique my interest, does it?) I love to find a post card that is addressed with a name, a city, and a state. No street address or post office box. It makes me think of how small our world used to be (now, the street address or P.O. box number is required in addition to a zip code, and we are even supposed to use a zip code plus four)! Okay, I'm trying to get to the topic at hand. Marie at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards sponsors Postcard Friendship Friday in Blogville, and if you want to start your own postcard collection, she even has a wonderful variety of postcards for sale. I'm so excited to be joining this event by sharing a few of my friendship postcards.Since I don't have a scanner at home, I had to take photographs of my postcards, so I apologize for the quality of these pictures. This one says "Why! Hello Kid", and the sender has written his initials or name, "ED" on the picture of the man.
"To Seal Our Friendship...May the seal of True Friendship Between us be found, As long as we live, And the world goes round."
This is apparently a song, and the chorus is printed on the card. I love this one, because I love the sentiment that is conveyed by it.
"Life is a See Saw of ups and downs,
Life is a mixture of smiles and frowns;
But no need of worry, no need of friends,
If love has the middle and we have the ends."
To see more wonderful postcards, please go get the links from Mari at Cpaphil Vintage Postcards. It is so much fun to scroll through her and other's blogs and see all of the vintage postcards they have. Mari, thank you so much for sponsoring this fun event!
Although I don't have any pictures of it to share with you, I wanted to give you a recipe for Foodie Friday, sponsored by Gollum at Designs by Gollum. This recipe is from a cookbook entitled "Thirty Years at the Mansion", which are recipes from a woman who was the cook at the Arkansas Governer's Mansion for 30 years! Her name is Liza Ashley, and she did not have a formal education, so the recipes were not written down. The cookbook was written by Carolyn Huber, who recorded the recipes as Liza told them to her.
Mrs. Ashley greeting First Ladies Carter and Reagan. She has also met me, and I don't know why, but they didn't publish a picture of it in her cookbook!
1 loaf thinly sliced white bread
8 ounces cream cheese
1 large cucumber, pealed and grated (I use my food processer)
1 small onion, grated (food processer)
1 cup mayonnaise
Remove crusts from bread. Mix cream cheese, cucumber, onion and mayonnaise. Spread onto bread to make sandwiches. Quarter sandwiches into small triangles and serve.
Since she was always cooking for a crowd, this makes a lot of sandwiches! I often leave this spread in a container in the refrigerator and use it often. I also like to make the sandwiches about an hour before serving, and cover them and put them in the refrigerator. People who turn their noses up at the words "cucumber sandwich" love these, and so do I!
If you want to get some wonderful Spring Fling recipes, please visit Designs by Gollum.
Thanks so much for visiting me! I am sending these "friendship postcards" to you from me! They are addressed simply "To Blogville", and I bet all my friends will still get them! laurie