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45 Years On August 2, 2017

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I’m trying to scan a postcard and I keep getting it saved as pdf.  Frustrating.  It’s a postcard which I wrote 45 years ago and it didn’t reach its destination.  I didn’t have the latest postal address for my sister.  Her RFD number had been changed to a road address.    So the card was returned to me in St. Lucia.  We were new to the island but the postal service found us easily.  It was a small island!

If you click on the reference given above you can see the card of sailing near The Pitons in Soufriere in St Lucia West Indies.  And what I wrote is found below.

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Old Church – Fenny Compton Wiltshire July 31, 2017

Filed under: Churches,Great Migration Study,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 3:30 pm

Old Church Fenny Compton  Church of St Peter and  St Clare, Fenny Compton, Wiltshire, England.  This church dates back to 1320.

The church of my 9th Great Grandfather, Luke Hitchcock.  Luke was born in Fenny Compton in 1614.  He emigrated to America and ended his days in 1659 in Wethersfield Connecticut.  Part of the Great Migration.

 

 

Vintage Postcards of Eastham Mill, Cape Cod July 27, 2017

Filed under: Cape Cod,History,Images,Postcards,Vintage postcards — Janet @ 5:49 pm

Eastham Mill 5            Eastham mill 4 windmills-cape-cod        Eastham_Windmill_1935

 

The Shop That Was June 12, 2017

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Summer is on its way.  This is the art supplies and clothing shop where I lived and worked in the summer of 1957.  I was the live-in cook and shop assistant. It was located in Perkins Cove and the fishermen stored their dories underneath my room – there to the left of the structure.  I had only to cross the street to walk the Marginal Way to the beach every morning.  What a golden summer!

But this was a long time ago.  The owners eventually sold the shop and it was transformed into Barnacle Billy’s – a very popular restaurant.  Nevertheless I have my treasured memories of the Brush & Needle Studio, established in 1917, the oldest Gift Shop in Ogunquit.

 

Postcard Writing in Grumpy D’s March 6, 2017

Filed under: Political Activism,Politics,Postcards — Janet @ 10:03 pm

IMG_2572  Want to send a postcard to the current President?  Here was an organized effort to add your bit.  It took place recently at a local coffee shop.  I rather enjoyed trying to be creative and positive with the 3 cards I ended up writing.  I’m not sure the other cards being written were as respectful or positive as mine.  You don’t get anywhere by just “Trump bashing.”  Well, who knows, maybe they’ll all get thrown in the waste basket if they ever reach their destination.

 

St Mary’s Chapel Middlesex London October 13, 2016

Filed under: Churches,Genealogy,Great Grandparents,Old Churches,Postcards — Janet @ 11:37 pm

st-marys-chapel-middlesex-england St Mary’s Chapel, Middlesex Lomdon – my genealogy research indicates that this is where one of my  10th Great Grandfathers, John the Younger Howland,  died in 1611.

I love these old tinted postcards!  The postcard probably dates from early in the 20th century.

 

Vincent Van Gogh March 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Vincent Van Gogh.  vincent van gogh

weaver at loom a postcard of a painting in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Wever en weefstoel, 1884, The loom
In London one time we were visiting one of the sons and we were wandering around in the Antiques Market in Chelsea. I saw a painting which reminded me of this one. I dithered about buying it – 100 pounds seemed like a lot and besides how could we get the painting back to Dublin. Alas, I didn’t buy it and I’m sure you can tell that I have regretted that ever since.