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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #555 on: November 03, 2018, 06:15:08 PM »
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Hard to believe that not long ago the Post Office and country would produce cards lauding guys like these. And the writing even is nice and terse, that is the wrong word, laconic? Nice posts. I hope school kids are still taught about these folks though I think they likely will be vilified for being white, killing animals, killing/exploiting Indians, drinking too much, ruining the environment, and who knows what else?

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #556 on: November 04, 2018, 04:50:09 PM »
Hard to believe that not long ago the Post Office and country would produce cards lauding guys like these. And the writing even is nice and terse, that is the wrong word, laconic? Nice posts. I hope school kids are still taught about these folks though I think they likely will be vilified for being white, killing animals, killing/exploiting Indians, drinking too much, ruining the environment, and who knows what else?

Yup.  I don't think we'll be seeing anymore TV shows like this one.


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #557 on: November 04, 2018, 05:01:42 PM »
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I won this in a postcard auction about a month ago.  I had to fight for it too.  Somebody else wanted it but I was able to outbid them for it.  I only liked it for the colorizing and wasn't really interested in any historical facts, though I'm sure there are some to be found.  I'm not too sure that the Singing Fountains are still there, though I might be wrong.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #558 on: November 04, 2018, 06:57:42 PM »
Yup.  I don't think we'll be seeing anymore TV shows like this one.

Which would mean no more late night entertainment like this:


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #559 on: November 04, 2018, 08:12:52 PM »
Which would mean no more late night entertainment like this:


TV is dead, except the old stuff thanks to @ItsOver  where you can get the old shows and movies for free once you buy a cheap antenna.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #560 on: November 07, 2018, 02:15:54 PM »
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I don't normally go out of my way to collect hospital postcards but I couldn't resist this one due to the message written on the back.

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Ron is (was?) very lucky to be alive.  A whole, entire log is rolled onto a lathe where it is then peeled into a long sheet (or skin) of wood which will later be cut, dried and processed into plywood. Hard for me to imagine being hit by a log and walking away from it...but oh yeah, Ron was carried away from it on a stretcher.  And we don't know the extent of that internal bleeding.

Gangster  Louis Fratto died on November 24, 1967, and no, he wasn't gunned down.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Fratto

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #561 on: November 07, 2018, 04:15:36 PM »
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I don't normally go out of my way to collect hospital postcards but I couldn't resist this one due to the message written on the back.

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Ron is (was?) very lucky to be alive.  A whole, entire log is rolled onto a lathe where it is then peeled into a long sheet (or skin) of wood which will later be cut, dried and processed into plywood. Hard for me to imagine being hit by a log and walking away from it...but oh yeah, Ron was carried away from it on a stretcher.  And we don't know the extent of that internal bleeding.

Gangster  Louis Fratto died on November 24, 1967, and no, he wasn't gunned down.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Fratto

I hope he recovered. Lumberjacks is the most dangerous jobs per some study I saw. And sawmills and even just general construction laborers more dangerous job than cop, though recently years the stats have skewed, maybe.  :( 

 


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #562 on: November 08, 2018, 03:03:04 PM »
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« Reply #563 on: November 09, 2018, 06:43:30 PM »
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Two names were written on the back of this card.  Clinton Walker and Floyd Lance.

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« Reply #564 on: November 10, 2018, 08:23:34 PM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #565 on: November 10, 2018, 11:26:28 PM »
Have a good Veterans Day, Rikki.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #566 on: November 11, 2018, 03:34:27 PM »
Have a good Veterans Day, Rikki.

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Thank you...hope you had a good one over there.  Beautiful card!

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #567 on: November 11, 2018, 03:46:01 PM »
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A notice of departure postcard given to all departing soldiers headed back to the good ole' U.S. of A.  (Courtesy of the YMCA.)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #568 on: November 12, 2018, 03:25:09 PM »
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An old postcard from the year 1915.

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Notice that nice ovoid shaped cancellation mark over the stamp.  I used to think that these cancels were carved out of corks by the postal clerks.  Intricate designs were carved into the corks by the clerks but this was primarily done back in the 1800's.  I think that the designs on these 20th century stamps were made of rubber.  You hardly ever see an ovoid shaped cancel so clearly as the one above.  Lots of times you will only see the top or bottom half of them.  http://hamiltonphilatelic.org/presentations/postmarks.pdf

One of my most favorite actors on the television show Green Acres was born on June 19, 1915.  I speak of Mr. Pat Buttram, the guy who played the role of  Mr. Haney.
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Buttram

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #569 on: Today at 03:52:25 PM »
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I'd like to take a ride on this showboat.  Notice that very long bridge in the backgroumd?  I count at least five spans.

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Is it still floating around?  I'll let someone else have the fun of researching it.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
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