Postcard Friday - what a great concept - it's a way to show all these amazing postcards that I have. Let me explain.
When we lived in Brooklyn, there was a real New York lady who lived in the apartment next to us, whose name was Eugenie Dillingham (Mrs. Dillingham to us!). She was very proper, always friendly to us kids, but reserved. But I liked her and of course, wish that I had gotten to know her better - what a treasure of stories she must have had about old New York. To me she was vaguely foreign, not Jewish, very waspy.
She moved away when I was about 13 or so - which was great for us in another way - but I'll tell that story later. She was moving to a retirement home in Connecticut and couldn't take all her things with her. She offered to sell my mom a little lamp for $10.00 - mom was so honest that she blurted out that the lamp was a real Tiffany and worth a fortune - needless to say, we didn't get it for $10.00.
She gave me some old dresses and a box full of postcards from the turn of the century. I love the cards but have NO idea what to do with them - or how to preserve them. I've put them into a postcard album but there they sit, unloved and unlooked at. So Postcard Friday is a great way to bring them out into the open. Here's the first one...or two...
I can tell I'll be a scanning maniac getting these all into the computer to post - but it's better than letting them sit in the attic