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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Found Object, and it's all Mine! #vintagepostcard #oldromance #bookshelves



Over the weekend, I tried to plow my way through the book club selection, but no. It didn't interest me. I found the memoir rather whiny; therefore, I couldn't relate. And on that Sunday, I began the prep for the colonoscopy on Monday. (Feel free to say ick with me.)

I wanted something more enjoyable to read. So I went to my bookshelves and picked a romance from the author my mom introduced me to at age fourteen--Emilie Loring.

The books aren't too long and I finished pretty quickly (especially because I was up until midnight). I selected another one and as I dived in, a postcard fell out.



What a fabulous surprise. This postcard is dated November 21, 1910. On the front, are two turkeys, Thanksgiving Greetings, an eagle, flowers, fruit and other animals. On the flipside is a one cent stamp. The card was printed in Germany.

Here's what is written in pencil:
 Dear Friend, How are you getting along thinking of you every day. I enjoyed my visit very much. I would like to here (sp) from you. From <can't read name>

At first, I thought I'd purchased the card because I do have a small collection. But I would never leave it in a book. I have a box I put mine in.

I decided to go with a found object. Several years ago, Handsome asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said all of Emilie's books in hardback. I had a few and many in paperback. I gave him a list and on Christmas morning, there the books were. I was thrilled.

Yes, I'm thinking a found object. Isn't that lovely?


Has this ever happened to you?



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17 comments:

Liese said...

I purchase rarer books on a regular basis (for my research on Victorian England). I recently came across a list someone had made with page numbers on it, but I don't recall such a find as yours!

How fun!

Best,
Liese

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Hi Vicki, What a lovely find! Whenever something unusual comes my way, I think of it as a God nudge or God wink. Enjoy!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Liese. I've found receipts before and they are so interesting. I added the postcard to my box. Hugs

Hi, Joanne! That's a great way to think of this find. I'm going to use your phrases more often. Hugs!!

Melissa Keir said...

What a wonderful surprise. I love the idea of a found object! And sometimes the universe gives us a blessing we didn't know we needed!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Melissa! That is the truth about the universe. I've done this before and now, I'm redoubling my efforts--I put birthday cards in books I read. Now, they are treasured for always. Hugs!!

Marsha said...

Oh, my gosh, Vicki! My mother had all over Emily Loring's books. I read them as a teenager and a young mom trying to keep my head above water with two young girls. Loved her books. It was such a kick to read her name and made a nice connection between us. Hope you survived the prep time for the C thing and got a good result. I've shared. :)

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Marsha! My first romance was an Emilie Loring. Handsome gifted me with first editions for Christmas a few years back. I love them, too. Like I said, because of the C test, I wanted something light to read and reached into this collection. I started with number one and am going on. Got excellent for the C thing! Thanks for asking. Hugs!

Kathleen Baldwin said...

What a fun treasure to find!
Cute post!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Kathleen! A postcard is the perfect bookmark-isn't it? Glad you stopped by. ox

Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Wow...how wonderful! Definitely a treasure
Good luck and God's blessings
PamT

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Pam! It is a treasure. And one I will always remember fondly. Hugs!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Vicki! How cool! No, I've never had anything like that happen, but it's pretty neat it happened to you!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Karilyn! I love this. And like I said, I'm putting cards in books. Great bookmarks. lol

Ilona Fridl said...

I've found books at antique stores with all kinds of papers and pressed flowers inside. Looks like you have a real gem!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Ilona! Pressed flowers would be a loverly find. I haven't found any in my old books, though. Rats. Hugs!!!

Shelley Burbank said...

How cool! Reading certainly does enrich our lives, and in this case it came with a beautiful bonus surprise.

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction, blogger at Handbags, Books...Whatever said...

Hi, Shelley! I do feel enriched and am now looking for other things in my older books. I founds a special insert to order books by other romance authors of that era. Worth investigating! Thank you for stopping by.

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