Friday, November 18, 2011

Postcard Frienship Friday


Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the U.S.A.
I love this postcard, and I especially love the stamp on the back of this one, King George, 1 cent postage and the address so minimal. How'd they ever do that?
It was printed in Germany, in 1911.One hundred years ago.
Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.

Just a little ranting P.S. on "how'd they do that".  One cent all those years ago, you could send a lovely postcard, with just the name of the individual and the town/province.  Today as it has been for 25 years my letter carrier (that's what they want to be called, less gender specific) who is extremely well paid, the postage is up to a lot more than one cent has delivered mail yet again, that doesn't belong to me.  When I brought it to his attention he said well:" you could just walk it over" like H I've been doing his job all these years, but not today. They've just come off some strike or other, now the starting wage for a lettercarrier is $24/hr. I've put a big circle around the address and clipped it to my mailbox, if he doesn't take it, well???? Most homes don't get delivery, letters are delivered to a box and you pick them up yourself,  since "I'm special" just kidding, I'm on an original route and that does not apply as yet, but soon I'm sure.  I'd walk a couple of blocks for 24$ an hour.

10 comments:

kaye said...

that is a very unique card.

The Cedar Chest said...

Oh, I like this card, because she's hugging the turkey instead of trying to eat it or something. I agree it is unique and lovely.

Beth Niquette said...

I really enjoyed this post. Thank you! And thank you for the gorgeous Thanksgiving Card. It is so very lovely. (grin)

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy PFF!

bermudaonion said...

I love the postcard!

When we lived in Auburn, I got mail for the people who lived a block over from us, so I "walked it over." Our mailman saw me putting it in their mailbox and told me it was a federal offense for anyone but the Postal Service to put things in a mailbox. If he'd done his job right in the first place, I wouldn't have had to.

Parabolic Muse said...

That card is gorgeous! How cool! I've never seen a stamp like that. Thanks for sharing the back, too.

Clytie said...

This really is a gorgeous Thanksgiving card - I really like it a lot!

We also have rural route mail with our own box. We've had the same carrier for over 10 years, and he always beeps when he leaves something important; never complains when I send back mis-deliveries; and he even knows we have a friendly dog and brings her a doggie treat! I also know that when he retires everything will change.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I love the card. The man in the moon looks as if he's struggling a little though! :)

Bob of Holland said...

Beautiful card, the moon is a bit scary. Happy PFF!

MrCachet said...

I'd walk more than a mile for $24 an hour!

Jenny the Pirate said...

LOVELY postcard! Just precious.

Do not get me started on the postal service, dear Irene.

Suffice to say, I feel your pain.

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