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« Reply #2820 on: July 22, 2021, 06:08:43 PM »
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In celebration of the Full Buck Moon, here is a postcard showing a full moon over a depot in Albany, New York.

The former Albany Union Station in 2010

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« Reply #2821 on: July 22, 2021, 06:37:27 PM »
The former Albany Union Station in 2010

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Thanks, Annie!  I like it when people take care of their old buildings.
PS... Regarding the postmark date on the postcard.  That was the day that Leo Baekeland announced his creation of  Polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride (otherwise known as Bakelite) to fellow members of the American Chemical Society
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakelite

 

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« Reply #2822 on: July 23, 2021, 08:39:55 AM »
Ha, @ShayP.  It does have a nice ring to it.  I thought the Buck Moon was named after the male deer and in a sense it is.  However the real reason for calling it the Buck Moon is because it is referring to the time of year when new antlers begin to grow on the heads of the bucks.  Now that I didn't know.
My phone gave me the FULL MOON alert. I figure it was time to visit this thread and the moon postcard. Rikki remembers the Full moon with their fun names. @ShayP you are right, BUCK MOON is a good AKA.

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« Reply #2823 on: July 30, 2021, 12:47:45 PM »
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                         4/13/71
Hi,
     We are enjoying the
food, water, beach and
even the sand.
             As ever,
                       Emma



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« Reply #2824 on: July 30, 2021, 07:20:00 PM »
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Hi,
     We are enjoying the
food, water, beach and
even the sand.
             As ever,
                       Emma


Never made it to Mexico City.  The time we planed to go they had a massive earthquake and we went to Oaxaca instead.

I wonder if that postcard is still good for a courtesy drink at Sanbornes.

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« Reply #2825 on: August 03, 2021, 11:29:17 AM »
Never made it to Mexico City.  The time we planed to go they had a massive earthquake and we went to Oaxaca instead.

I wonder if that postcard is still good for a courtesy drink at Sanbornes.

It might be fun to leave the card under a tip.  I had no idea that Mr. Sanborn went down there and became the 'J.J. Newberry' of Mexico.  Zapata and his followers would meet at the soda fountain for lunch.  I take it this was before the Sanborn restaurants started to crop up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grupo_Sanborns

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« Reply #2826 on: August 03, 2021, 11:52:14 AM »
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César d'Estrées.  A French Cardinal, diplomat and political sage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A9sar_d%27Estr%C3%A9es

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« Reply #2827 on: August 07, 2021, 11:52:10 AM »
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At first I thought this was a realtor's postcard for selling a fancy-dan house.  On closer inspection I found that it is a card for La Quinta Inns & Suites.  Founded in 1968 and still going strong (after being bought out by Wyndham Worldwide Corp.)  In researching the place, I noticed that there is a La-Quinta in one of my neighboring towns.

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Incidentally, for all you linguists out there, it is not pronounced La-Quinta.  The correct pronunciation is La-Keenta.


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« Reply #2828 on: August 12, 2021, 11:18:54 AM »
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Postmark: OCEAN CITY, NJ
                  JULY 10, 1968
                  AM
                  08226 (zip code)

Hi, We are having a
lot of fun swimming
and riding the tide
Down here.  Ocean City is
gread grand.
                          Peggy & Mark

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« Reply #2829 on: August 12, 2021, 11:00:48 PM »
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Postmark: OCEAN CITY, NJ
                  JULY 10, 1968
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                  08226 (zip code)

Hi, We are having a
lot of fun swimming
and riding the tide
Down here.  Ocean City is
gread grand.
                          Peggy & Mark


The place looks huge!

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« Reply #2830 on: August 12, 2021, 11:30:39 PM »
The place looks huge!

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It does look big doesn't it?  It burnt up back in 1927, part of a big boardwalk fire.  Lots of businesses lost, including the restaurant.       

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/291326669627334922/

(Article about the fire) https://ocnjdaily.com/great-boardwalk-fire-of-1927-re-shaped-ocean-city/

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« Reply #2831 on: August 13, 2021, 06:58:37 AM »
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It does look big doesn't it?  It burnt up back in 1927, part of a big boardwalk fire.  Lots of businesses lost, including the restaurant.       

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/291326669627334922/

(Article about the fire) https://ocnjdaily.com/great-boardwalk-fire-of-1927-re-shaped-ocean-city/
A good read about the GREAT FIRE.
The Great Fire:
"Resulted in the movement of a large section of Boardwalk to a location a full block closer to the beach and ocean."
In 2021, the beach in Ocean City is very small. The city sells beach tags. The beach is overcrowded. People start 'Staking Their Claim' early in the morning. Tents, umbrellas and coolers will mark your section on the beach.

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« Reply #2832 on: August 16, 2021, 11:30:08 AM »
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September 27, 1969:

President:  Richard Nixon
Hit Songs:  Sugar, Sugar by the Archies and Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Hit TV show:  Monty Python's Flying Circus.



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« Reply #2833 on: August 20, 2021, 12:57:46 PM »
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In celebration of the Full Sturgeon Moon, here is a postcard showing a full moon over an orange grove in Florida.

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« Reply #2834 on: August 20, 2021, 01:13:31 PM »
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In celebration of the Full Sturgeon Moon, here is a postcard showing a full moon over an orange grove in Florida.

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I like that one