Friday, June 11, 2010

Forgert me not, Postcard Friendship Friday

On Wednesday of this week, (too weak to post) I set out on an adventure. You may have read in my "for today" post that I was off to the chiropractor. Since my chiropractor of choice is a million miles away, I dedicated the whole morning for this adventure. I was off on an efficient bus run, well the bus just didn't show, so change of route, I arrived on time for the next train and then bus connections. I then had a 3km. walk. It was raining, I really didn't think I'd make it. I've not walked much since the fall, what with my sore feet and all, hence the appointment. Well I made it. ALL WORTH WHILE. I love this guy. But then, there was the subsequent 3km. walk back. Well usually my inspiration is the possibility of the reduction of the junk in my trunk, but today I just needed more of a push, I looked for excuses not to do the return walk. The problem is I'm so hungry when I walk. Well! I stopped half way and thought I'd call my niece (who lives in the neighborhood and drives) thought I'd stop in for a tea. Well she wasn't home. So off I trotted and waited for the bus connection. Since I was reading Quartet in Autumn This is a book posted by one of my A-Z Wednesday group (can't remember who) in my opinion it's a character study. I'm thinking I like this format. Well, I don't know what it is, but the return trip just doesn't seem so long. I arrived in plenty of time at the bus stop and continued reading this book. It brought to mind a couple of characters in our neighborhood. What has this got to do with Forget-me-nots. Well this is one of my favorite flowers, and the man I thought of had a wonderful garden of this blue plant, his wife knew of my likes and on my wedding day rushed over with a cluster so I could add it to my hat. Strangely enough this man suffered from severe Alzheimer disease. I'll never look at a forget me not without this in my mind. Anyway, since I was so efficient I thought I'd stop off at my local "postcard" store and see what goodies she had for me. Only one, this one. Imagine all of this falling into the "forget me not" thought, I think that's freaky.

Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, and Happy Birthday to our hostess. This is a postcard mailed in 1912, the sentiment still holds true today.

9 comments:

Annie said...

Walking three kms to the chiropractor when you have sore feet. I don't know how you did it Irene.

Nice postcard though. They sell old ones?

Thanks for your visit to my (next door's) garden flowers. The older lady has gone into a retirement village, so I asked the daughter whether I could take some photos of her flowers while they all looked so lovely! Hopefully I will get to print some of them and take them to her when I visit!

Postcardy said...

Quite a coincidence.

Mary said...

I love forget me nots. Such a pretty flower!

viridian said...

Goodness three km!! I hope you are OK. Yes I still post on my quilt blog:
http://viridian61.blogspot.com/

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love that sort of coincidence, I love forget-me-nots, and I love the sentiment of the card! All in all, I love the post. :)

Dorincard said...

Nice postcard!

If you find a postcard with wild mammal(s), and it might be available for swap with me, please let me know.
:)

Clytie said...

Wow, what a day. Worth it, I think, just to get this card! It is so beautiful! I hope you are feeling better this week.

Happy PFF - a little late.

Beth Niquette said...

I love your story--and the postcard is exquisite. Happy PFF!

Lyneen said...

What an adventure... thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting. PFF.

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