Friday, March 12, 2010

PostCard Friendship Friday... #2



Oh my! just stumbled across this piece of personal history. This is a postcard of the very exclusive (in it's day) tourist camp.
The bottom of the card reads" Hillbrow Tourist Camp, Highway 8 between St. Cathrines' and Niagara Falls. Mrs. R.E Cudney , Prop.

When I saw this card in a stack I knew I recognized the name, if I'm not mistaken, (and Alice will correct me if I'm wrong, hopefully) I think it was Suzanne Cudney that was a runner-up to the Miss Hamilton Beauty Contest along with my sister Donna, Miss Polonia. Probably 40 years ago. Boy am I old.

This tourist camp was "the place" for tourists in the area, now I think it might be a shopping mall. It use to seem so far away from our home in Hamilton, now it's the "burbs" of Hamilton, the bedroom community, unfortunately many of the orchards went as well, and it's a very speck of the green belt it use to be. Well this is my personal postcard post for a Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.

Beth from The Best Hearts are Crunchy is hosting the Postcard Friendship Friday meme, do stop by and check out everyone's post.

8 comments:

Postcardy said...

Happy PFF.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What a fun postcard to come across, especially since there is a connection there.

Blessings & Aloha!

Christine H. said...

I like the idea of going off to a tourist place like that!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

The postcards with personal connections are by far the best.

Beth Niquette said...

Ha! I think I'm older! I enjoyed hearing the history behind this postcard! Happy PFF!

Mary said...

Good memory on your part. That would have taken me a long time to make the connection.

Jenners said...

What a cool find!

Lyneen said...

So much has been lost as towns and cities grow... thanks for sharing.. Happy PFF.