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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1410 on: September 14, 2019, 06:57:44 AM »
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In celebration of the September Harvest Moon, I present a full moon over the Potomac.
(Notice Lincoln's profile on the rocks to the right?)

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Last month i sat with family on George Washington's back patio and gazed at the Potomic. All lovelt the trees have been protected. I'll show this to them. Postcard mails for a penny!
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1411 on: September 14, 2019, 05:15:29 PM »
Last month i sat with family on George Washington's back patio and gazed at the Potomic. All lovelt the trees have been protected. I'll show this to them. Postcard mails for a penny!

Oh that sounds like such fun.  I'm a big George Washington fan.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1412 on: September 14, 2019, 05:22:24 PM »
Oh that sounds like such fun.  I'm a big George Washington fan.

I loved it. We got to walk through his home and around the grounds. It was great. Have you ever been to Mt Vernon?

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1413 on: September 14, 2019, 05:28:06 PM »
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Here is a postcard that is up for bid over on eBay.  It shows the branches of a tung tree in Florida.  The tung tree produces a nut, and in that nut are some seeds, and in those seeds are an oil that can be used as a fuel for lamps (China) paint, varnish, caulk and some other things I forget because I am distracted by the sight of those wonderful tung tree blossoms.  But don't eat them.  All parts of the tung tree fruit are highly poisonous.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernicia_fordii

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1414 on: September 14, 2019, 05:33:59 PM »
This is one I've had since I was a kid. The back has some tape damage on it, but the front is still fine.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1415 on: September 14, 2019, 05:43:54 PM »
This is one I've had since I was a kid. The back has some tape damage on it, but the front is still fine.

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That is a cool, 3-D postcard.  I remember having one that showed an oil refinery with all the pipes sticking out in 3-D.  That's something else I used to collect...3-D stuff.  Thanks, anniem.    

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« Reply #1416 on: September 14, 2019, 05:45:06 PM »
That is a cool, 3-D postcard.  I remember having one that showed an oil refinery with all the pipes sticking out in 3-D.  That's something else I used to collect...3-D stuff.  Thanks, anniem.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1417 on: September 14, 2019, 06:12:21 PM »
That is a cool, 3-D postcard.  I remember having one that showed an oil refinery with all the pipes sticking out in 3-D.  That's something else I used to collect...3-D stuff.  Thanks, anniem.

I think I have a few from when I was a kid.  One for sure was from the Jungle Book movie (cartoon)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1418 on: September 20, 2019, 12:29:24 AM »
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Compare this postcard to the one on page 81 of this thread.   (https://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg193533#msg193533)  You will notice some differences.  For instance, there has been a new front entrance constructed.  (This postcard was mailed in 1971 while the one on page 81 was sent on August 27, 1965.)  Interestingly, the cars look kind of the same in both photos.  I believe the side entrance has been altered somewhat also.

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Stamp cancellation date: October 13, 1971

       Wednesday
Hi there -
     We are staying
near No. Conway for a
few days.  The
Fall Foliage is
beautiful.  Hope you
are well.  You were out one
day when we called.
      Ruth & Clifford

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1419 on: September 21, 2019, 11:24:31 PM »
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Floyd has wallpapered his walls with QSL cards that he received from other CB radio operators across the country.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1420 on: September 22, 2019, 04:09:04 AM »
Ah, the Browning Eagle. The operator would key the power mic and it would produce a ding sound unlike any other. It was an interesting branding by the company and a way of virtue signaling by the owner

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1421 on: September 25, 2019, 12:07:46 AM »
Ah, the Browning Eagle. The operator would key the power mic and it would produce a ding sound unlike any other. It was an interesting branding by the company and a way of virtue signaling by the owner

Interesting!

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1422 on: September 25, 2019, 12:20:33 AM »
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A best wishes card from 1912.

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Hello Kid
How you wasn't?
I am better, have
been working real
hard seems
this is all hills and
valley Will have to put
your specks on to
read it, haha. Say
I realy feel sorry for
……………………………...


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1423 on: September 25, 2019, 05:16:32 AM »
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A best wishes card from 1912.

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Hello Kid
How you wasn't?
I am better, have
been working real
hard seems
this is all hills and
valley Will have to put
your specks on to
read it, haha. Say
I realy feel sorry for
……………………………...


for.....writing where you can't read?

Interesting one, different.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1424 on: September 25, 2019, 05:35:26 AM »
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A best wishes card from 1912.

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Hello Kid
How you wasn't?
I am better, have
been working real
hard seems
this is all hills and
valley Will have to put
your specks on to
read it, haha. Say
I realy feel sorry for
……………………………...


Very faint "L.O. " at the top. I wish I could read the last line.
I can't tell if the last thing is "late" or something "ta". 🤔
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