Saturday, July 10, 2010

Pink Saturday: Vintage Postcard

It's Pink Saturday!  Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts this little party every week and I love it, because I love all thinks PINK!
I'm an avid collector of postcards, and when I can afford it, vintage ones. I love the pictures and the stories they tell.  This one was purchased in Omaha's Old Market at a vintage store.  And it's pink!

Here is the reverse:

If you can't read that light handwriting, I can't help.  It's written in a different language.  I do see that it was sent on October 4th, but not what year.  And it's addressed to Mr. H. something Glissmann in Omaha, NE.

Coincidentally, one of my best friends from college and bridesmaid was from Walcott, Iowa.  And I have been there.  They boast the I-80, the world's largest truckstop! And no, I'm not kidding. They call it that. I've been there.

Each week, Beverly of How Sweet the Sound, the hostess of this wonderful Pink Saturday, challenges us to visit the blog of at least one participant that you have never visited before.  Then next Saturday include that blog and a link in your post.  So this week I'm featuring two because I can't decide which one I like more.  

Maria at Bubble Gum and Duct Tape is the bee's knees. And the gal at Cabin & Cottage posted this to die for stackable pink teapot, butter dish, and creamer set.  Happy Pink Saturday!


Sparks says that my blog is being bitchy and won't let her comment.  Well, she didn't say that exactly, but I couldn't click on the comment thingy myself.  While I try to sort that out, ponder this: she sent me an email transcribing the postcard.  Apparently it says 

Lieber freund,
Einen herzlichen grüss um ?? und familien.

Um, thanks.  I don't speak German.  Google Translator to the rescue!

Dear friend, Sincere greetings to ___ and family. 

**EDIT 2** I think I fixed the problem, but I need a commenter to test it out.


Danita @ Finding My Spark said...

OK so your blog DOESN'T hate me - it was YOU! Not sure what you did to fix it but glad I can comment again!

Unknown said...

I love old post cards too. Happy Pink Saturday. See you next week.

Gail said...

Isn't it fun to wonder about those that wrote the post card. What a great find.
Happy PS

Deborah said...

I like your postcard exchange idea and I can see you are getting some superb ones. It is wonderful to think about where the older ones might have been and who might have sent them.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

6 awards,
Please take anyone or all under your wish!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Jenny, hope your comments are working the postcards we have been to that truck stop too! thanks for sharing and also for stopping by my blog!
Have a great week!


Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

Hi Jenny,
How sweet of you to feature me on your blog. It makes me very happy that you like my blog. Your blog is awesome too. I wasn't able to get my Pink Saturday post up on Friday. Love you post card, I like vintage things too. Happy belated Pink Saturday, hope you have a wonderful week.

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