Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.
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?
Temporarily Insane. Where dead bodies turn up at an accounting firm. Not so good.
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