Friday, February 16, 2018

Bedad and Begorra! -Postcard Friendship Friday #395



I love Ireland--someday I hope to visit there.  I am a quarter Irish, from Dad's Side.  His Mom--my Grandmother used to say "Bedad and Begorra."  I never knew what it meant, but I loved to hear her say it--there was always a twinkle in her eye...

From my research, it turns out Bedad was an Irish word coined in the 18th century, which expressed surprise, or emphasis.  The term Begorra was first used in Ireland in 1839, meaning, "By God."  Hurroo seems to have the meaning of goodbye, or good day.

So the translation of this wonderful vintage postcard might be, Surprise and by God!  Good day and good luck to St. Patrick and Good Luck to you.

Thank you for dropping by today, I hope this old postcard brought a  smile to your face.  March 17 is Saint Patrick's Day.  I have a bevvy of lovely postcards to post as the holiday grows closer.

I wish you Happy St. Patrick's Day, dear Friends.  Blessings and joy to each of you and have a lovely Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

To my Best Love -Postcard Friendship Friday #394



Hello, sweet Friends...Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is such a special and dear holiday. I have a wonderful collection of old Postcards and cards I have collected over the years.

It was a fun holiday for my sweet husband and I, too.  My beloved always "surprised" me with a card, candy and a bevy of roses. I miss him--but this year it is bright and cheery outside--and the daffodils are budding.  They will be in full bloom by Wednesday!   I believe my dear heart has sent me a bouquet of flowers for Valentine's Day, along with Springtime sunshine.  It makes me happy to think so! 

May each of you experience love in the most beautiful way this Valentine's Day.  Blessings and joy to each of you, dear ones.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, February 2, 2018

A Greeting From St. Valentine -Postcard Friendship Friday #393



This graceful vintage postcard with its exquisite roses pleases my eyes.  The style of clothing from the past is charming--but I can't imagine wearing such things these days--it would be SO hard to function in such long skirts.  However, I do love the way the ladies looked then.

I hope you are having a lovely day.  Have a great weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, January 26, 2018

My Heart's Message -Postcard Friendship Friday #392



Isn't this a charming vintage Valentines Day postcard?  I adore the imaginative artwork which these talented artists of old left behind for us.  I am inspired when I see these sweet old postcards--the color, grace and beauty which some people deem corny, or old fashioned, I find to be refreshing!

It is hard to believe this will be the third Valentine's Day without my Beloved.  Yet I see Alan's touches all over my home and they make me smile.  I do miss him, but Spring is just around the corner bring with it all the hope and beauty of renewed life.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Hearty Wishes -Postcard Friendship Friday #391


I apologize for getting this up late.  I am in the grips of the dreaded flu bug they've been talking about on the news.  It seems to hit everyone differently.  For me it is a fever and the ensuing aches and pains, along with a sore throat.  I am on the upside, having been ill for about a week.

I hope you are all doing well,  Blessings and health to you dear ones.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, January 12, 2018

A Great Secret -Postcard Friendship Friday #390


This is a Valentine's Day postcard picturing two sweet friends.  One wonders what secrets they are sharing.  Friends have always been a wonderful part of my life, and I am blessed to be in touch with some of my friends from the earliest days of grade school.

Valentine's Day has been a difficult time for me since my Beloved flew away to heaven.  Yet, one of the greatest gifts as a result that loss are the wonderful women, fellow widows, whom God has brought into my life.

They are sisters of the dearest sort.  I am SO blessed and grateful for each of my sisters.  Especially for Wendy.  This card is dedicated to our sweet sisterhood and the deep friendship we share.

Have a lovely week, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

A Joyous New Year to You! -Postcard Friendship Friday #389

Hello, sweet Friends.  I love this postcard.  It is from my cyber collection and does not have a back I can upload for you.

I sometimes have dreams where I am flying above the trees, winging my way through the air with the birds.  This postcard reminds me of those wonderful moments.  I think that is the way it will be in heaven--I am SURE we will be able to fly just like this.

It is 2018 now--I am looking forward to the adventure ahead--both with anticipation and joy and a little dread.  The uncertainty of our world is a burden upon my heart at times--yet I trust God with the unknown future of this beautiful place He made.

Blessings and joy to you this New Year, and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!


I adore this wonderful postcard.  The grace and beauty of these horses, the children and animals makes my heart dance.  What a lovely way to bring in the New Year.

Happy New Year, sweet Friends.  May God bless you with more than you could dream of or want.  You are in our prayers, dear ones.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

No More Wasted Time


A few nights ago, I was listening to a program called Decades. They were talking about the life of the late David Cassidy. His sweet daughter said this man's last words were, "So much wasted time."

That hit me hard. I don't want to be wasting my time here on earth--I would be devastated to look back and realize how much time I let slip through my fingers.

So...the next morning I found the Christmas lights I'd meant to put up for the holidays--and strung them around the front porch. It sounds silly--but somehow it made sense to accomplish that goal--even if I was a day or so late. Those lights will be shining all year round, by the way. (grin)  

Then I put a sweeper flap on the front door.  Something I've never done before, but which had needed to be done a long time ago.  I had a curious sense of fulfillment.   

I see this newest heart shift is going to change things in my life.

 No more wasted time.

Friday, December 29, 2017

A Happy New Year -Postcard Friendship Friday #388


Last year I was alone New Year's Eve.  I opened the front door and stood on the front porch waving Fourth of July sparklers.

Toez the Polydactyl Cat did NOT appreciate all of the Hullabaloo and hid under the blanket on the sofa.  As for me, I enjoyed the neighborhood pandemonium.  This year there will be a party here!  I'm excited.  It is the first time since my Beloved flew away to heaven.

I don't know what this New Year will hold, but I pray I will be a blessing to many in what God has called me to do.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and Happy New Year, dear Friends!  Look Up, for God is watching over us with His great love and kindness.

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