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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1995 on: March 24, 2020, 02:47:34 AM »
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PB also posted a couple of vintage postcards showing Chinatown.  You can see them here:  https://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg154988#msg154988

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« Reply #1996 on: March 24, 2020, 03:06:07 PM »
Here's a postcard of Fern Canyon, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park just north of Eureka, CA - one of the prettiest places I've ever been to.

For the last quarter mile or so of the creek, before flowing out across the beach and into the ocean, it flows through a canyon where both sides are covered top to bottom with various types of ferns.  A short walk from the parking lot, highly recommended if you're in the area

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« Reply #1997 on: March 24, 2020, 11:24:40 PM »
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No, this postcard doesn't belong in the EllGab Garden thread.  It is a restaurant!

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Whether it is a plant or a restaurant is a moot point.  The place is long gone.

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« Reply #1998 on: March 25, 2020, 05:27:02 AM »
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No, this postcard doesn't belong in the EllGab Garden thread.  It is a restaurant!

I don't think I've ever seen this flower before, although the name is familiar

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« Reply #1999 on: March 25, 2020, 05:40:14 AM »
The opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 must have been a very big deal, especially for those on the West Coast.  There was plenty of anticipation.

Note the date she wrote is nearly three years before the Canal was open, the illustration by a C. A. de Lisle-Holland was copyrighted 1910


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Never sent through the mail

1624 Howard St
S. F. Cal
Nov 14, 1912

Dear Ed,
The folks are all out, and I
am so lonesome that I thot
I would drop you a card.  I
would write a letter, but
really there is not much to
write about down here,
anyway I hardly ever go
out to see anything that
is going on
Ed, I do hope that you will

soon be able to walk
outdoors again.  it is
terrible to think of the
length of time you
have been sick.
How is your mother?  give
her my love.  I wish I could
go up this afternoon and see
you instead of being so lonesome.
Will close with love and
best wishes.
   As ever, lovingly
          Pansy



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« Reply #2000 on: March 25, 2020, 05:44:59 AM »
One of the exhibits at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, which celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal.

The railroads apparently got together for the exhibit, likely concerned the Canal would cut into their business.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2001 on: March 25, 2020, 08:18:14 AM »
The opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 must have been a very big deal, especially for those on the West Coast.  There was plenty of anticipation.

Note the date she wrote is nearly three years before the Canal was open, the illustration by a C. A. de Lisle-Holland was copyrighted 1910


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Never sent through the mail

1624 Howard St
S. F. Cal
Nov 14, 1912

Dear Ed,
The folks are all out, and I
am so lonesome that I thot
I would drop you a card.  I
would write a letter, but
really there is not much to
write about down here,
anyway I hardly ever go
out to see anything that
is going on
Ed, I do hope that you will

soon be able to walk
outdoors again.  it is
terrible to think of the
length of time you
have been sick.
How is your mother?  give
her my love.  I wish I could
go up this afternoon and see
you instead of being so lonesome.
Will close with love and
best wishes.
   As ever, lovingly
          Pansy
That is a cool card- the kiss of the oceans.
There was a little girl,
            Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2002 on: March 25, 2020, 01:40:42 PM »
The opening of the Panama Canal in 1915 must have been a very big deal, especially for those on the West Coast.  There was plenty of anticipation.

Note the date she wrote is nearly three years before the Canal was open, the illustration by a C. A. de Lisle-Holland was copyrighted 1910


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Never sent through the mail

1624 Howard St
S. F. Cal
Nov 14, 1912

Dear Ed,
The folks are all out, and I
am so lonesome that I thot
I would drop you a card.  I
would write a letter, but
really there is not much to
write about down here,
anyway I hardly ever go
out to see anything that
is going on
Ed, I do hope that you will

soon be able to walk
outdoors again.  it is
terrible to think of the
length of time you
have been sick.
How is your mother?  give
her my love.  I wish I could
go up this afternoon and see
you instead of being so lonesome.
Will close with love and
best wishes.
   As ever, lovingly
          Pansy

In my search for articles, I keep coming across notations that people have been ill with, or have died after having influenza for months on end.  I wonder if that was Ed's problem?

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2003 on: March 25, 2020, 01:42:24 PM »
That is a cool card- the kiss of the oceans.

The next time I'm at the coast I'm going to kiss the Pacific Ocean woman.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2004 on: March 25, 2020, 01:47:47 PM »
The next time I'm at the coast I'm going to kiss the Pacific Ocean woman.
:D You should!! She’s the colder ocean though so mind your heart!
There was a little girl,
            Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.

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« Reply #2005 on: March 25, 2020, 01:51:04 PM »
:D You should!! She’s the colder ocean though so mind your heart!

Haha  Will do.

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« Reply #2006 on: March 25, 2020, 02:11:41 PM »
In my search for articles, I keep coming across notations that people have died after having influenza for months on end.  I wonder if that was Ed's problem?

I'm wondering what the relationship is between Ed and Pansy

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2007 on: March 25, 2020, 02:18:02 PM »
I'm wondering what the relationship is between Ed and Pansy

An upside down stamp might have told us something. lol  Unfortunately, as you pointed out, the postcard wasn't sent.  (I sometimes wonder if postcards were sent in envelopes to keep them from being covered with postmarks and cancellation dates?) 

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« Reply #2008 on: March 25, 2020, 11:35:53 PM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2009 on: March 26, 2020, 08:20:10 AM »
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 ;D
There was a little girl,
            Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
            When she was good,
            She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.