Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Last Card

CARD IMAGE:

Bartholomew Peter Thomas Phillip
James the Younger John Jesus James the Elder Matthew Thaddeus
Andrew Judas Simon

MASTERPIECE GARDENS
Mosaic of Leonardo da Vinci's Great Masterpiece -- Lake Wales, Florida

THE GREAT MASTERPIECE, a mosaic of Leonardo da Vinci's LAST SUPPER. Made of more than 300,000 pieces of mosaic, 10,000 gradations of color. Made by August Wagner Co. in Berlin, Germany, involving two years of planning and 27,000 man-hours of assembly time.

Orange Belt Distributors Inc., 130 Concord Drive, Casselberry, Fla. 32707

Curtichcolor® 3-D Natural Color Reproduction (Reg. U.S.A. Pat. Off.)


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Here it is, 366 of 366.

Dees

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Colour by R.S. Lenfest

CARD IMAGE:

MARINE MEMORIAL
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
"Breathe Soft Ye Winds •• Ye Waves in Silence Rest"

N-15
82138-C Colour by R.S. Lenfest

Pub. by NEW ENGLAND COLOUR, Box 423, Derry, N.H. 03038

[To Jay & Deb]

"Boy in Tent" by Ann

[Drawing by Ann]

Monday, December 29, 2008

Château de BLOIS

CARD IMAGE:

Château de BLOIS (L.-et-Ch.)
Façade extérieure de l'aile Louis XII
Statue équestre du roi (refaite au XIXe s.)

3.10.79.0265

Combier Imprimeur Mâcon Repro. Interd. 49-000


Dear Bill,

Regards for the New Year.

Dees

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Height is 19 Feet.

CARD IMAGE:

The statue of Thomas Jefferson depicts him addressing the Continental Congress. The statue is by Rudolph Evans and stands in the center of the Memorial Room upon a pedestal of black Minnesota granite. The height is 19 feet.
74252-C

Distributed by L.B. Prince Co., Fairfax, Virginia


Dear Mike and family,

Ann says Happy New Year.

[Drawing by Ann]

Saturday, December 27, 2008

By Turner

CARD IMAGE:

National Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

[681] Venice: Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore

By Turner (1775-1851)
Widener Collection


Dear George & Ellen,

Regards for the New Year.

Dees

Friday, December 26, 2008

BREGENZ am BODENSEE

CARD IMAGE:

BREGENZ am BODENSEE
Seeanlagen

BR 16.946
Österreich-Sommerfrische Europas

80 Jahre Foto Risch-Lau. Bregenez, Österreich


Dear Bonnie,

Regards for the New Year. I doubt that I'l be going to Austria in '09.

Dees

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Pilot Pete's Looks Out Over the Tarmac

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

The Schaumburg Regional Airport, built in 1997, handles over 80,000 operations per year and is home to Pilot Pete's, a full-service restaurant that looks out over the tarmac.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Huth Week is over, but it was fun. This is one of the Schaumburg cards I picked up recently.

Dees

PS Written last summer, but not sent until Christmas. Ho Ho Ho.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Poinsette's Flower

CARD IMAGE:

Poinsettia Display

Missouri Botanical (Shaw) Garden
Saint Louis, Missouri

The annual Poinsettia Show at Shaw's Garden with the traditional red Poinsettia which is the national flower of Mexico. The plant is named for Joel R. Poinsette of South Carolina, the first ambassador to Mexico.

Photo by: Saul E. Harrison


Dear Jim,

Ann is receiving some purple pens for Xmas.

Dees

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Beautiful South Rim Sunset

CARD IMAGE:

#3846-B
G-4441

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
A Beautiful South Rim Sunset
グランダキャニオン。。。

Photographer-Ron Thomas/FPG

©1990 Impact, Mesa, AZ 85204
Designed and distributed in the U.S.A. Printed in Japan


Dear Geof & Nancy

I might have sent this card to you in 1997, if I'd been a Japanese tourist at the G.C.

Dees

Monday, December 22, 2008

Nice Pic, Chuck

CARD IMAGE:

Freeport, Grand Bahama
International Bazaar
Spanish Street

Staff Photo Chuck Sussman

Calypso Distribution Ltd., P.O. Box 6220 M.S., Nassau, Bahamas


Dear Ed,

Last card of the year -- why Freeport? Maybe it's a place neither of us have been.

Dees

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stenpiren!

CARD IMAGE:

Götegorg. Stenpiren


Dear Dave & Elizabeth,

Nothing says Happy New Year like a pic of a Swedish port city.

Dees

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hamnen med Sjömanstornet!

CARD IMAGE:

Götegorg. Hamnen med Sjömanstornet


Dear Lee,

Nothing says Happy New Year like a pic of a Swedish port city.

Dees

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cloisters

CARD IMAGE:

Cloisters, Canterbury Cathedral

POST CARD

Printed in Great Britain

For INLAND Postage only this space may be used for communication.

The Address only to be written here.


Dear Stuart,

Good luck with the transition to Atlanta & send your new address when the time comes.

Dees

Thursday, December 18, 2008

AB Grafisk Konst

CARD IMAGE:

Göteborg. Stenpiren

AB Grafisk Konst


Dear Jay & Deb & nephews at home for the season,

Litttle says Christmas like quayside in Sweden. There's an entire long entry on Wiki devoted to "List of Bands from Gothenburg."

Dees

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lower Card

CARD IMAGE:

[Amaryllis Minerva]


message, you need to
board together. One is
is marked (2). The trouble
putting the cards together

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Upper Card

CARD IMAGE:

[Amaryllis Minerva]

Dear Geof & Nancy,

To receive the entire
put both parts of the box
marked (1) and the other
is, the entire message regards
to reveal the entire message.

Monday, December 15, 2008

グランドキャニン。。。

CARD IMAGE:

#14967-B G-4368

Early Moring Along the Colorado River
グランドキャニン。。。
Photographer-Tom Hill

© 1990 Impact, Mesa AZ 85204
S\Designed & Distributed in the U.S.A. Printed in Japan


Dear Dees,

Regards for Christmas. Hope the visit to Dallas went well.

Dees

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Nuts

CARD IMAGE:

Kentucky Thoroughbred

Photo: Peter O'Toole

278
Printed in the USA

©Jim Haddix Distributing Company, Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-4145


Dear Sue,

Thanks for the mixed nuts. They make fine snacking.

Dees

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wow-Wow Wowona

CARD IMAGE:

Wowona Tunnel Entrance Winter

Yosemite National Park, California

This spectacular view of Yosemite Valley through the Wowona Tunnel is impressive throghout the year. Visitors arriving from the south via Fresno and Wawona have their first glimpse of the Valley from this point.

CC-63

Color photography by Dana Morgenson

Produced by 5 Associates, Redwood City, California 94062

Mirro-Krome ® Card by H.S. Crocker Co. Inc., San Bruno, Calif. 94066


Dear Layne,

This is actually the view from my back door after days & days of snow.

Dees

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Kit & Kaboodle

CARD IMAGE:

Amaryllis Minerva

Kit contains: One amaryllis bulb, pot and growing medium.

Size: 22-24 cm


Dear Jim,

Lilly plans to plant these outside in the spring.

Dees

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fausner's Greetings

CARD IMAGE:

Fausner Lawn & Garden


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Fausner says Merry Christmas

Dees

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Amaryllis Minerva

CARD IMAGE:

Amaryllis Minerva


Dear Jay & Deb,

A future planting bulb, from a box.

Dees

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Red Bow on Black

CARD IMAGE:

[Black background, red bow]


Geof & Nancy,

Happy Boxing Day

Dees

Monday, December 8, 2008

Black & Red With Drawing

CARD IMAGE:

[Black background, red stripe]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

[Drawing by Ann]

"A girl" by Ann Dec 08

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Red & Black

CARD IMAGE:

[Black background, red stripe]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Here's a square card, more or less, to follow the round one.

Dees

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Black & Red

CARD IMAGE:

[Black background, red stripe]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I agree. "Evil Twin" wasn't the most impressive of the lot.

Dees

Friday, December 5, 2008

Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination?

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Woodfield Mall center court

Woodfield Mall is Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination, anchored by Nordstrom, Marshall Field's, Lord & Taylor, Sears, and JC Penney. Woodfield has nearly 300 stoes, restaurants, and specialty shops all under one roof.

www.shopwoodfield.com


Dear Ed,

So many tourists come here, but how many send cards of it? Damned few, I bet.

Dees

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Bearon Speaks!

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Alexian Field is home to the Schaumburg Flyers minor league baseball team. Located immediately south of the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway's Irving Park Road exit, Alexian Field boasts a total capacity of 7,048. Bearon, the Flyer's mascot, invites you to catch a game or a special event at Alexian Field.


Dear Bill,

Here it is December -- and who doesn't look forward to minor league ball come spring? Saw the Flyers lose in the last inning, practically the last pitch, last June.

Dees

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Winter Eve at Lake Pacid

CARD IMAGE:

Winter Eve at Lake Pacid

Alpenglow tints the mountains as evening falls on this year-round vacationland. Lighted trees along Main St. and the Lake Pacid Club across Mirror Lake are seen in this view near Olympic Arena.

Color by R.K. Dean

Pub. by Dean Color, Glens Falls, N.Y. 12801

142097


Dear Wendall & Stephanie,

My neighborhood is like this, except for the mountains. And the pine forests. And the tourists.

Dees

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Crater Lake

CARD IMAGE:

Crater Lake National Park in Winter

Distributed by Smith Western Inc., 1133 N.W. Glisan St., Portland, Oregon 97209

© Plastichrome Boston


Dear Ed,

It looks like this outside my windon, except for the mountains, lake & really large trees.

Dees

Monday, December 1, 2008

ОТКРЫТОЕ ПИСБМО

CARD IMAGE:

MOROT (Aimé). -- Charge de Cuirassiers a Reischoffen.

Musée de Versailles

Angriff von Kürassieren in Reischoffen.
Charge of Cuirassiers at Reischoffen.

UNION POSTALE UNIVERSELLE

Post Card -- Carte Postale -- Postkarte -- Briefkaart -- Cartolina Postale -- Tarjeta Postal -- ОТКРЫТОЕ ПИСБМО


Dear Jay & Deb,

Just the card to kick off December & the holiday season.

Dees

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cast-Iron Table & Chairs

CARD IMAGE:

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and the adjacent Sid Richardson Hall housing several Universty institutions, including the LBJ School of Public Affairs On the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

Photography by Bob Cunningham--8

Pub. by: J. Tetirick 300 W. Pershing Rd., K.C., Mo. 64108


Dear Tom,

At some point in my life, I sat at that very cast-iron table & chairs. Maybe you have, too.

Dees

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Onyx Chamber

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17113 Onyx Chamber

Stalactites and stalagmites forming coluns in many shapes crete a subterranean fantasy of cavern artistry. The wet display of shining surfaces are evidence that these formations are still growing.

Photographer - Russ Finley

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A FORever Resort - Play • Preserve • Protect™


Dear Peter,

If I didn't send you a cave card in June, here's one in December.

Dees

Friday, November 28, 2008

Galdhøpigg

CARD IMAGE:

JOTUNHEIMEN - NORWAY nr. 308
Galdhøpiggen Norges høgste fjelltopp.
2468 m.o.h.
Mount Galdhøpigg Norway's highest mountain. 2468 mtr. a.s.l.

Enerett: Fotomagasinet, Sogndal i Sogn


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Worth buying the card just for the word "Galdhøpigg."

Dees

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Baby Harry

CARD IMAGE:

Birthplace of Harry S. Truman -- May 8, 1884 to December 26, 1972 -- 33rd President of the United States. Located at Lamar, Missouri. Free admission to the public.

Photo by: De Pew

SP-146

© Pub. by Holiday Productions, 817 Booneville St., Springfield, Mo. 65806

dp
Made by Dexter Press Inc.
West Nyack, New York


Dear Jim,

I didn't make it to this particular birthplace, but I was fairly close a few years ago.

Dees

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Waikiki Yacht Harbor

CARD IMAGE:

Waikiki Yacht Harbor from the air; seen in the background is the Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagood and several of Waikiki's famous hotels.

B1288

the Continental card of HAWAII

Distributed by Movie Supply of Hawaii, Honolulu


Dear Lynn,

One of these days, I'll make it back here -- been nearly 30 yrs. If I'd known you then, I might have sent this very card -- so here it is, a little late.

Dees

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Caf. and Union

CARD IMAGE:

Brody Hall Dormitories
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Distributed by Campus Book Store, East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Card Co., P.O. Box 283, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Dear Geof & Nancy,

[This is the caf. and union for the six dorms around it. Bryan, Emmons, Bailey, Butterfield, Armstrong, & Rather.]

(I can't add anythin to that --)

Dees

Monday, November 24, 2008

Randy Ben

CARD IMAGE:

Huge Fiberglass Bust of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Covered with 80,000 copper pennies symbolizing Poor Richard's Adage, "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned."

Located at 4th & Arch Streets
PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Bicentennial Edition

Art Color Card Distributors, Phila., Phone MA7-3773


Dear Tom,

Poor Richard also said: "And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement."

Dees

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shawm-Like

CARD IMAGE:

Portsmouth Head Post Office

Philatelic Counter 1982

Portsmouth mechanised letter sorting office serves the PO postcode area.

The City's philatelic counter opened on 24 February 1982.

Published by the Head Postmaster. Portsmouth February 1982. SEPR 21


Dear Jay & Deb,

I understand a shawm was found on the Mary Rose. Maybe.

Dees

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Earth

CARD IMAGE:

THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Earth as Seen by Apollo 17

This photograph was taken by Apollo 17 as it traveled toward the Moon. The image extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the South Polar ice cap; almost the entire coastline of Africa is visible, with the Asian mainland appearing on the horizon toward the northeast. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere.

Courtesy NASA

Scientific American
© 2002 Scientific American Inc.
www.sciam.com
Photographs courtesy NASA


Dear Geoff,

Good to hear from you after all these years. Usually I send cards from places I've been & I figure this covers all of them.

Regards,

Dees

Friday, November 21, 2008

The Colorful Mosaic Mural

CARD IMAGE:

The Rainbow Tower beside the lagoon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The colorful mosaic mural is the world's tallest.

Photo by: Lee Allison

Published for World Wide Distributors Ltd., Honolulu

Curteichcolor® 3-D Color Repro. (Reg. U.S.A. Pat. Off.)


Dear Ed,

Here's a hotel card -- I probably saw this in 1979, but I'll never know for sure.

Dees

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yellowstone of Yore

CARD IMAGE:

No. 144 New Grand Canyon Hotel-Yellowstone Park

Haynes-Photo

Printed in Germany


Dear Ed,

Built in the early 1910s, burned down in the early 1960s.

And why was this card printed in Germany?

Dees

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Malta

CARD IMAGE:

MALTA

Copyright: The A.B.C. Library, Photographic Dept., South Street, Valletta

700/f

Da Fotocolor-Kodak Ektachrome



Dear Geof & Nancy,

What more encouragement do you need to go see Malta?

Dees

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tivoli 1983

CARD IMAGE:

København. Tivoligarden.
Copenhagen. The Tivoli Guard.
Copenhague. Le Garde de Tivoli.

Rudolf Olsen
Kunstforlag A/S.
København, Denmark. Copyright No. 1521


Dear Wendall & Stephanie,

If I'd known you in 1983, I would have sent you a card from Europe that summer -- maybe even one just like this. So here it is, a quarter-century late.

Dees

Monday, November 17, 2008

With Putti!

CARD IMAGE:

Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749)
Flowers in an Urn Decorated with Putti, on a Plinth, early 18th century.

Brush with gray and red wash, pen and black ink, and red chalk, on cream laid paper, laid down on cream laid paper, 385 x 299 cm.

Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, 1998.112

The Art Institute of Chicago. All Rights Reserved.


[To Jim]

[Drawing of Ann by Ann]

ANN

Self-portrait, Nov 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Le Château de Mme de POMPADOUR

CARD IMAGE:

MENARS (Loir-et-Cher)

Le Château de Mme de POMPADOUR
31 -- Cuisine du XVIIIe siècle


Dear Geof & Nancy,

A French fireplace & a black blob of unknown origin. What more can you ask for in a postcard?

Dees

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Paw Paw Plastics Laminating Service Inc.

CARD IMAGE:

LET US HAVE PEACE - 1865
Lee's Surrender to Grant

Early American Postcards
From the Paintings of J.L.G. Ferris
© 1972-Paw Paw Plastics Laminating Service Inc.
R. #3, Almena Drive, Paw Paw, Michigan 49079


Dear Jay & Deb,

I wonder what else the Paw Paw Plastics Laminating Service did in terms of historical postcards.

Dees

Friday, November 14, 2008

"Right on the Water"

CARD IMAGE:

SEA CHAMBERS MOTOR LODGE
"Right on the Water"

Boating, water skiing adn fishing for our Guests from our own private landing.

Herman T. Lewis - Owner-Manager
Ogunquit, Maine 03907
Phone 207-646-2603

[Drawing by Ann]

(Ann in the snow)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Biltmore in the Snow

BILTMORE™

Biltmore House in the snow

In the deep of winter, Biltmore House appears mysterious and magnificent, challenging nature's beauty with its own. While peaceful on the exterior, the inside of Biltmore House is alive with activity, as the housekeeping staff commences with annual winter cleaning.

© The Biltmore Company 800-968-0558 www.biltmore.com
One North Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801


Dear Tom,

Thanks for letting me know about Nancy & Jon's baby.

Dees

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

KL

CARD IMAGE:

The Secretariat Building - Kuala Lumpur


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Here's a card from KL more than 14 years after my most recent visit.

Dees

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rose-bellied Bunting

CARD IMAGE:

San Diego Zoo
Rose-bellied Bunting
Passerina rositae

Photo by Ron Garrison


Dear Sam & Emily,

I heard you are going to have, or have had, more surgery. Good luck with that.

Dees

Monday, November 10, 2008

Schaumburg Village Board of Trustees

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

The first Schaumburg Village Board of Trustees was sworn in in February 1956. The Village President (Mayor) is elected to a four-year term and presides over a six-member board of trustees.


Dear Layne,

Greetings from the chilly North. We are well. Lilly is about to turn 11. Hard to believe. Ann will be 6 soon, also hard to believe.

Dees

Sunday, November 9, 2008

F.G.O. Stuart. 862.

CARD IMAGE:

F.G.O. Stuart. 862.

The Albert Hall.


Dear Ed,

Discovered a cache of cards for 12.5¢ each & I bought 80. Here's a place I saw. In fact I took a walk out of my way just to see the Albert Hall's exterior.

Dees

Saturday, November 8, 2008

L'Hôtel de Ville

CARD IMAGE:

971. PARIS - L'Hôtel de Ville

(43) Real-Photo C.A.P. - Paris


Dear Jay & Deb,

Got a lot of cards for 12.5¢ each. Here's one. Expect more. I need to catch up & finish ODOP. Cards w/few words are especially useful for that.

Dees

Friday, November 7, 2008

One of the Finest Specimens of Ancient Carving Extent

CARD IMAGE:

San Jose Second Mission. Built 1718.
San Antonio, Texas

This was the second of several Missions named after St. Joseph, built in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks, and was used in converting the Indians. It was also used as a place of refuge from hostile Indians. The hand carving on the facade of the main entrance is conceded by Experts to be one of the finest specimens of ancient carving extent.

Published by Nic Tengg, San Antonio, Texas. Made in USA


Dear Martha,

There's been landscaping & restoration since this card was published, and urbanization nearby, but it's still worth a visit.

Dees

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Complete Tiger

CARD IMAGE:

The Bahá'i House of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois, dedicated to the unity of God, the unity of His Prophets and the unity of mankind. Famed for its architecture and gardens, as well as its expression of universal religion, this Temple is visited by thousands each year. Open daily.


Dear Lee,

No household...

[Chinese sticker: complete]

[Chinese sticker: tiger]

... is complete w/o Chinese character stickers.

Dees

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Things I Find Around the House

CARD IMAGE:

Interior view of Bahá'i House of Worship
Wilmette, Illinois

The Auditorium consists of a central rotunda with nine open bays. It symbolizes the unity of God, the unity of His Prophets and the unity of mankind. Famed for its expression of universal religion, it welcomes to its services persons of all races, nations and creeds.

[Chinese character: peace, harmony]

[Chinese character: body]


Dear Rich & Lisa,

I found some Chinese character stickers around the house. Such is my house.

Dees

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Boghosian Raisins

CARD IMAGE:

BOGHOSIAN RAISINS

“When attacking a mountain like Everest or K2, every part of my planning and preparation must be correct. That includes the food I bring. Boghosian Raisins have been in my rations on all my expeditions. Why? …because I need food that is high in carbohydrates…a food that packs and travels well… even more important, a food that tastes great.” • “Believe me, when I’m clinging to rocks at 26,000 feet and have been away from home-cooking for 2 months, munching on sweet, chewy Boghosian Raisins can be a real treat.” • “I’ve taken raisins with me throughout the Himalayas and on expeditions to all seven continents. I’ve learned to carry only what I need… and what I enjoy. Boghosian Raisins continue to be in my food bags.”

Phil Ershler
Professional Guide


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This is what you need on your many travels, Geof. Just thing when you’re slogging through labyrinthine archives.

Dees

Monday, November 3, 2008

ALMONDS

CARD IMAGE:

WITH ALMONDS

[illustration of cereal in spoon, not actual size]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

What better than With Almonds?

Dees

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Last Holy Hill Card

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill
Shrine of Mary - Help of Christians

The ROSE WINDOW over the choir loft uses a classic image of Mary to honor her Immaculate Conception. Twelve angels surround her; Adam and Eve are portrayed; the promise of a future Redeemer; and the announcement of his imminent arrival. Located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Highway 167.


Dear Scott & Joan,

A pretty church on a pretty hill, in case you haven't been. Near Milwaukee.

Dees

Saturday, November 1, 2008

God is Great, God is Good/He Guards the Neighborhood/Though It's Generally Understood/Not Quite the Way You Would

CARD IMAGE:

Basilica of Holy Hill
Huberus, WI 53033

Outdoor Lourdes Grotto Scene

This church, a national shrine and a historical landmark, was rededicated in 2006 as a minor basilica. It is built 1500 feet above sea level and is under the direction of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Photography by Patrick Blasius 2008


Dear Ed,

What's missing from this pic is the sign warning pilgrims that they are under video surveillance.

Dees

Friday, October 31, 2008

Someday, New Salem

CARD IMAGE:

Lincoln's New Salem State Park
New Salem, Illinois

The Park's OX TEAM AND CONESTOGA WAGON (called PRAIRIE SCHOONER) in the street scene showing finely restored log buildings. Here Mr. Lincoln spent several years store clerk, postmaster, and unsuccessful politician. Later he was an attorney at Springfield.

Zimm's Wholesale, 5085 Finwood Dr., Nashport, Ohio 43830


ANN

[self-portrait]

Dear Jay & Deb,

We haven't been here yet -- but it isn't cheating because we will go someday.

Dees

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Photographic Greeting Card Co. Ltd. #1317

Houses of Parliament, LONDON

Natural Colour Series
Photo Greetings
U.S.A.

The Photographic Greeting Card Co. Ltd. London

1317

Dear Sue,

Haven’t been here recently, just using it to re-enforce the enclosed pics of Lilly (10) and Ann (5).

Hope all is well & you are looking forward to the Obama presidency at least a little.

Dees

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mmm, Bonito

かつお

Ka tsu o

Bonito

Bonito Nigiri

Katsuo is served with its flavorful skin, usually eaten with grated ginger or garlic to counter the strong aroma.


Dear Kevin,

Mmm, bonito.

Thanks for supporting Lilly’s fundraising efforts. Enclosed are school pics of the girls.


Dees

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Extruded From Traditional Bronze Dies

CARD IMAGE:

Meijer Gold™

CAPELLINI

Traditional Bronze Die
Macaroni Product

This pasta, made with premium quality semolina flour, is extruded from traditional bronze dies and imported from Italy.

Net Wt 16 oz (1 lb) 454g


Or macaroni boxes.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Cheesiest

CARD IMAGE:

Enter Your Access Code Found Inside

Go to thecheesiest.com to enter your ACCESS CODE found inside this box and see if you're A WINNER!

10 GRAND PRIZES

A JUNGLE WEEKEND

• Meet real jungle animals!
• Have a sleepover in the park!
• And more

at Busch Gardens

Plus Thousands of Other Prizes!


Dear Geof & Nancy,

From now on, austerity demands all postcards be made from mac & cheese boxes.

Dees

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Birdman

CARD IMAGE:

"Unto These Hills"
Cherokee, North Carolina

The lead eagle dancer as seen in the historic outdoor "Unto These Hills", which portrays the history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

© & Pub. by Aerial Photography Services Inc.
2511 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28203
Printed in USA 704-333-5143


Dear Tom,

Good to talk to you just now. Here's a card from last summer (why wasn't gas $2/gal. then?) Gives new meaning to "birdman."

Dees

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Could Be a Drawing of a Bear

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#17387 Good climbers, black bear cubs often go up trees when threatened. Every other winter females give birth to 1 or 2 cubs – possibly even 5 – weighing only about 8 ounces and nearly hairless. Cubs do not leave their den until they are 2 months old and weigh 5 pounds. They usually stay with their protective mothers for 18 months.

Photographer - © William Weber/Visuals Unlimited

Great Smoky Mountains
www.smokiesstore.org

[To Jim]

GREAT

[abstract drawing by Ann]

ANN

Friday, October 24, 2008

One More Miller

CARD IMAGE:

(A sepia print of an old-timey beer wagon)

Miller Brewing Company
Guided Tours Monday - Saturday, Call for Times.
Gift Shop Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For information call (414) 931-BEER
www.shopmillerbrewing.com


Dear Dees,

Bet you don’t get very many post cards. I’ll do what I can to improve the situation.

Yr. Uncle Dees

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Back to Miller

CARD IMAGE:

(A sepia print of an old-timey beer wagon)

Miller Brewing Company
Guided Tours Monday - Saturday, Call for Times.
Gift Shop Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For information call (414) 931-BEER
www.shopmillerbrewing.com


Dear Sam & Emily,

I keep finding these cards.
[Heart]

And these Chinese character stickers.

Yr. Uncle Dees

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A Lot of Steps

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17109 The Tower in Mammoth Cave
Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play • Preserve • Protect™


Dear Jim,

You might remember these stairs. I'd forgotten them until I had to climb them again.

Dees

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Path-Breaking Paper on Iron Metabolism in Women

CARD IMAGE:

Kate Daum Residence Hall, part of the Clinton Street Residence Halls at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Es-n-Len PHOTOS, P.O. Box 962, Aurora, Ill. 60507


Dear Jay & Deb,

"Daum conducted research in female nutrition and in 1934 published a path-breaking paper on iron metabolism in women." Someone had to do it.

Dees

Monday, October 20, 2008

Edwardsville!

CARD IMAGE:

The Elijah P. Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville houses over 600,000 volumes as well as a Jazz Archive and the Louis B. Sullivan Architectural Exhibit.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This place has just been added to my own "1000 places to see before the bucket is kicked" list. Edwardsville here I come.

Dees

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Beautiful Hancher Auditorium

CARD IMAGE:

Hancher Auditorium. A beautiful structure on the campus of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

Es-n-Len PHOTOS, P.O. Box 962, Aurora, Ill. 60507


Dear Wendall & Steph,

Architectural beauty is clearly in the eyes of the postcard-writing beholder.

How is it you went to Nicaragua? Do tell more.

Dees

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Vermont Curry

CARD IMAGE:

House Sause Mix

Vermont Curry

Current with a touch of apple and honey

Net Wt. 8.8 oz. (250g)

Serving Suggestion


Dear Jay & Deb,

This is a brand of Japanese curry, made for export. Pretty good. My favorite curry name is HOUSE, THE CURRY, which pre-dates the TV doctor show.

Dees

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Columbia Icefield is Still There, For Now

CARD IMAGE:

Situated directly across from the world famed Columbia Icefield, the Icefield Chalet commands a breathtaking view of the Athabasca Glacier in Jasper National Park.

Photo by L. Monk

Dist. by Rowed & O'Neill Limited, Jasper, Alberta, Canada

MAJESTIC POST CARD

Made in Canada


Dear Lee,

If I'd sent you a card from Canada two years ago, it would have looked like this - so here it is now.

Dees

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You'll Have to Google It Too

CARD IMAGE:

Passengers boarding and leaving Tweetsie at Cherokee Wells -- a picnic area -- a real train stop on the famous narrow gauge railway that carries passengers through gorges, over high trestles, into a mountainland of scenic beauty.

Color by Jack Reynolds

Genuine Natural Color Made by DEXTER PRESS Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Poor postcard verbage: I had to google "Tweetsie" to figure out where this "famous narrow gague railway" is.

Dees

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

La Estatua de Bronce Mayor del Mundo

CARD IMAGE:

World's Largest Bronze Statue (52 ft. high, weighing 500 tons). "Todaiji" Temple/Nara.

Statue en Bronze la plus Grande du Monde (52 pieds de hauteur et 500 tonnes de poids) dans le Temple "Todaiji"/Nara.

La Estatua de Bronce Mayor del Mundo (52 pies de altura y 500 toneladas de peso) en el Templo "Todaiji"/Nara

Published by NBC (Nippon Beauty Colour) Inc., Japan

Photo: Taikichi Irie

Printed in Japan


Dear Steve & Deb,

Thanks for the pic of the kids. We'll return the favor eventually.

With any luck, we'll visit this site in person in '09.

Dees

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

View of the Private Apartments and the East Terrace

CARD IMAGE:

Windsor Castle, Berkshire.
View of the Private Apartments and the East Terrace.

Colour Photograph by J. Arthur Dixon Studios.
Copyright reserved

T.V. 1239

Printed and Published by J. Arthur Dixon Ltd., Newport, I.W., England


Dear Rich & Lisa,

This is, I believe, Mrs. McCain's seventh or eighth residence.

Dees

Monday, October 13, 2008

Another Example of Quantity Postcards

CARD IMAGE:

Come meet TAM! Our Transparent Anatomical Mannequin is the feature attraction at The Health Adventure, a fun and exciting new concept in health education. She talks, turns and illuminates parts of her body.

Quantity Postcards
Mfr./Pub./Wholesale/Retail/Mail Order

1441 Grant, San Francisco, CA 94133 Tel. (415) 986-8866

© 1989 Quantity Postcards


Dear Bill,

This is taking striptease too far. I'm not sure where TAM! is, or was, since I got this card second-hand. Hope all went well with the reunion -- I missed it by a few months, going to Nashville last summer instead.

Dees

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fauxnesia

CARD IMAGE:

TROPICAL SCENE in the CLIMATRON, Geodesic dome greenhouse at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. Flowers and displays of tropical vegetation contrast with the geometric structure of the dome's framework.

Color by Jack J. Zehrt

St. Louis Color Postcard Co., 1123 Washington St., St. Louis 63101

Plastichrome®
by Colourpicture
Boston, Mass. 02130

P40718


Dear Ed,

Thought you might appreciate a bit of faux Polynesia from the heart of North America.

Dees

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Published & Distributed by Double L Color Productions Ltd.

CARD IMAGE:

Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier

Named for a daughter of Queen Victoria, Lake Louise reigns in alpine splendor. Here, the placid waters of late summer reflect the majesty of the surrounding mountain peaks.

Photo courtesy of C.P.R.

Published & distributed by Double L Color Productions Ltd.

Made in Canada by Evergreen Press Limited
Fidelity Colour


Dear Jim,

Jay sent me a batch of postcards recently -- this is one. We were a few miles from this lake in '06, but visited a different one instead.

Dees

Friday, October 10, 2008

One More of the Minor Basilica

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill Basilica
Huberus, WI

This church, a national shrine and a historical landmark, was rededicated in 2006 as a minor basilica. It is built 1500 feet above sea level and is under the direction of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Photography by Pat Blasius and John Ehlers 2006


Dear Bonnie,

Worth a visit if you're near Milwaukee, which this basilica is. Must be hard to be discalced in the winter, though.

Dees

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This Temple

CARD IMAGE:

The Baha'i House of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois, dedicated to the unity of God, the unity of His Prophets, and the unity of mankind. Famed for its architecture and gardens, as well as for its expression of universal religion, this Temple has been visited by more than 800,000 persons. Open daily.

Dear Lynn,

Hope all is well in AZ, even that it's below 100 F. I haven't been here in a few years, but it's one of those places to wow out-of-town visitors.

Dees

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Point of Interest

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill
Shrine of Mary - Help of Christians

The ROSE WINDOW over the choir loft uses a classic image of Mary to honor her Immaculate Conception. Twelve angels surround her; Adam and Eve are portrayed; the promise of a future Redeemer; and the announcement of his imminent arrival. Located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Highway 167.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I went here because it was an interesting point-of-interest spot on my maps.

Dees

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Doodles by Ann

CARD IMAGE:

Basilica of Holy Hill

Holy Hill, Wisconsin's highest shrine church, is located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Hwy 167 West. Viewing a picturesque setting like this is the highlight of a fall visit to Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine country.

Photo Credit: John A. Rutley

Published by ©Scofield Inc.
Box 402 - Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 (262) 703-0740

W-3
PC-SCO-029
©CKI Inc.
Designed & Printed in the U.S.A.


Dear Jim,

I visited this palce en route home from Sheboygan.

Dees

[Doodles by Ann]

ANN

Monday, October 6, 2008

PBDtL

CARD IMAGE:

Basilica of Holy Hill
Huberus, WI 53033

Outdoor Lourdes Grotto Scene

This church, a national shrine and a historical landmark, was rededicated in 2006 as a minor basilica. It is built 1500 feet above sea level and is under the direction of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Photography by Patrick Blasius 2008


[Drawing by Ann, plus letters PBDtL]

Ann says,

Hope you're better, Sam

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Wisconsin Mortification

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill Basilica
Huberus, WI

This church, a national shrine and a historical landmark, was rededicated in 2006 as a minor basilica. It is built 1500 feet above sea level and is under the direction of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Photography by Pat Blasius and John Ehlers 2006


Dear Jay & Deb,

It must be hard to be discalced in Wisconsin much of the year, but maybe that's mortification of the flesh.

Dees

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Rose Window

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill
Shrine of Mary - Help of Christians

The ROSE WINDOW over the choir loft uses a classic image of Mary to honor her Immaculate Conception. Twelve angels surround her; Adam and Eve are portrayed; the promise of a future Redeemer; and the announcement of his imminent arrival. Located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Highway 167.


Dear Wendall & Steph,

No images of the famed CHEESE WINDOW were available in the gift shop, so this will have to do. It is a pretty church on a pretty hill.

Dees

Friday, October 3, 2008

Actually, It's a Real Church

CARD IMAGE:

Holy Hill Basilica
Huberus, WI

This church, a national shrine and a historical landmark, was rededicated in 2006 as a minor basilica. It is built 1500 feet above sea level and is under the direction of the Discalced Carmelite Friars.

Photography by Pat Blasius and John Ehlers 2006


Dear Martha,

I'll bet you don't have any Holy Hill cards on your garage wall, if you're still doing that. Not a bad basilica for rural Wisconsin.

Dees

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Psst! It's Only a Model

CARD IMAGE:

Basilica of Holy Hill

Holy Hill, Wisconsin's highest shrine church, is located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Hwy 167 West. Viewing a picturesque setting like this is the highlight of a fall visit to Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine country.

Photo Credit: John A. Rutley

Published by ©Scofield Inc.
Box 402 - Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 (262) 703-0740

W-3
PC-SCO-029
©CKI Inc.
Designed & Printed in the U.S.A.


Dear Kevin,

The view from Wisc. 167 looks exactly like this in October. The basilica looks small, but it's actually quite large & has some fine stained glass.

Dees

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Magnificent Lobby

CARD IMAGE:

GLACIER PARK LODGE, magnificent lobby. With complete convention and recreational facilities, the Lodge accommodates up to 400. Located at East Glacier, Montana.

B7160

Distributed by Glacier Park Inc.

Mike Roberts
Berkeley 94710


Dear Jay & Deb,

Thanks for the latest batch of cards - which may help me catch up.

Haven't visited Glacier NP yet. Probably should get to it while there still are glaciers.

Dees

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Basilica on the Rock

CARD IMAGE:

Basilica of Holy Hill

Holy Hill, Wisconsin's highest shrine church, is located 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Hwy 167 West. Viewing a picturesque setting like this is the highlight of a fall visit to Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine country.

Photo Credit: John A. Rutley

Published by ©Scofield Inc.
Box 402 - Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 (262) 703-0740

W-3
PC-SCO-029
©CKI Inc.
Designed & Printed in the U.S.A.


Dear Ed,

This is pretty much what it looks like in the fall. Right now there's scaffolding around much of the basilica. Of course there is, when I wanted to see it.

Dees

Monday, September 29, 2008

One More Hummingbird

CARD IMAGE:

[hummingbird and flower]

Photo by Richard Cance

© Published by Brown and Co., 2329 Kane Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54703-9689
Phone (715) 832-6545


Dear Jim,

I went to a conference in Kohler, Wisc., recently (near Sheboygan, north of Milwaukee). There were conference hotel cards at $1 each, but I didn't buy those. I got these at Walgreen's.

Dees

Sunday, September 28, 2008

'Nother Bird

CARD IMAGE:

[hummingbird and flower]

Photo by Richard Cance

© Published by Brown and Co., 2329 Kane Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54703-9689
Phone (715) 832-6545


Dear Geof & Nancy,

What a bad town for postcards, Sheboygan. Generic Wisconsin cards were all I saw, excepted for overpriced American Club cards in Kohler.

Dees

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quick Little Bird

CARD IMAGE:

[hummingbird and flower]

Photo by Richard Cance

© Published by Brown and Co., 2329 Kane Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54703-9689
Phone (715) 832-6545


Dear Tom,

Nice to talk to you recently. With luck, we'll have more time to talk next time.

This card is from Sheboygan, Wisc. Hummingbirds probably live there sometimes.

Dees

Friday, September 26, 2008

Beer for Victory

CARD IMAGE:

(A sepia print of an old-timey beer wagon)

Miller Brewing Company
Guided Tours Monday - Saturday, Call for Times.
Gift Shop Open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
For information call (414) 931-BEER
www.shopmillerbrewing.com


Peter --

General Eisenhower Says,

[Sticker of Dwight Eisenhower]

Drink Miller, Boys. Defeat the Axis.

Dees

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More Moo Goo Gai Pan, Please

CARD IMAGE:

Chicago River at Wells Street
Chicago, Illinois

View of the Chicago River looking west while a CTA elevated train crosses the Wells St. bridge. The Marina City twin towers rise in the background.


Dear Bonnie,

Here's more vintage Chicago -- Dr. Robert Hartley's Chicago. "More moo goo gai pan, please."

Dees

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More Danish Kings

CARD IMAGE:

Gennem flere hundrede år har rød og gul været det danske postvæsens farver -- en understegning af, at posten er "Kongens Sendebud."

For centuries red and yellow have been the colours of The Royal Danish Mail Service, marking the postmen as "Messengers of the King."


Dear Tom,

This is what our mailmen need -- red coats.

Dees

PS Do they drink the Beer of Danish Kings?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rush Street, 40 Years Ago

CARD IMAGE:

C. 32 -- RUSH STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

The Focal point for fun in Chicago after dark. Restaurants, big-name entertainment spots, and small clubs dot the area which is located on Chicago's near north side.

Distributed by Joboul Publishing Co., Evanston, Illinois


Dear Ed,

You would not only need an airplane to visit this Rush St., but also a time machine.

Dees

Monday, September 22, 2008

The Three-Century CD

CARD IMAGE:

Protect & Archive your memories with

Pictures on CD

Archival Grade Gold CD

Lasts up to 300 years

High Resolution Scan
(2048 x 3078)

Includes Editing & Organizing Software

$2.99

"Save Time, Order Online at Costco.com - Photo Center"

Available for Digital Media, Slides & 35mm or APS Film (Processing Fee Applied to Film Orders)


Dear G & N,

Up to 300 years! Wow. Of course, the machines to read them will be gone in 10 years.

Dees

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Postmen of Danish Kings

CARD IMAGE:

Gennem flere hundrede år har rød og gul været det danske postvæsens farver -- en understegning af, at posten er "Kongens Sendebud."

For centuries red and yellow have been the colours of The Royal Danish Mail Service, marking the postmen as "Messengers of the King."


Dear Jay & Deb,

On their off-hours, do the postmen drink the Beer of Danish Kings?

Dees

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What About Furry Friends?

CARD IMAGE:

A handful of flowers can change your mood. Decorating is a living process. Fill your home with things you love, from flowers to furry pets to friends, and everyone in it will feel better.

IKEA®

© Inter IKEA Systems B.V. 2003 - Printed on non-chlorine bleached paper. Contains recycled paper.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I'm playing ODOP catch-up now - expect a number of cards in the near future.

Dees

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tyger

CARD IMAGE:

William Blake (1757-1827). Illustration from Europe: A Prophecy (1794). From Six William Blake Cards, © 2002 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

It's tiger sticker week

[tiger sticker]

here at ODOP -- here's yours.

Dees

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Froggie Goes to College

CARD IMAGE:

The new $8 million Northern Illinois University Music Building in DeKalb includes a Concert Hall that can be "tuned," Recital Hall, Lecture Hall, Music Library, recording and electronic studios, classrooms, offices, group rehearsal rooms and 126 individual practice rooms.

Picture by Marge Nurnberg

Es-n-Len PHOTOS, P.O. Box 962, Aurora, Ill. 60507


Dear Jay & Deb,

Here's another dull card. Except for the frog sticker.

[frog sticker]

Dees

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Visitors Should Never Feed or Harass Wildlife

CARD IMAGE:

#49943 White-tailed deer browse a lush meadow in Cades Cover. An 11-mile loop road around this scenic valley offers opportunities to view bear, Wild Turkey, and a variety of historic buildings. Visitors should never feed or harass wildlife.

Photographer -- Bill Lea

© Impact, Designed & Distributed in the U.S.A. Printed in Korea.


Dear Scott & Joan,

It looked pretty much like this during our summer visit, except the deer tended to scatter.

Dees

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Frog + Lighthouse

CARD IMAGE:

Big Sable Point Lighthouse is located north of the swimming beach at Ludington State Park, Ludington, Michigan. Completed in 1867, the tower stands at 112 feet, making it one of the few Michigan Lights reaching 100 feet. The buildings are now open to the public.

Photos by John Penrod


Dear Wendy & Ted,

It's frog sticker week -- this is the last one.

[frog sticker]

Dees

Monday, September 15, 2008

Frog + Metropolitan Hotel

CARD IMAGE:

Edgewater Beach Hotel
Chicago 40, Ill.

World-famous as the "Metropolitan Hotel with the Country Club Atmosphere." On Chicago's Lakefront. 1,000 outside rooms. Unique, colorful Cocktail Lounges with five exciting Public Dining Rooms. Dancing nightly. Glamorous outdoor Swimming Pool and Cabanas. Tennis and Suffleboard Courts. 200-car garage in Hotel. Frequent, regular private motor coach service, 15 minutes to "Loop."


Dear Bonnie,

It's frog sticker week. Hope all is well with you. Thought you might like this familiar hotel image.

[frog sticker]

Dees

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Frog + Buffalo

CARD IMAGE:

Buffalo Trace Distillery

800-654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

Along with being the most award-winning distillery in the world, Buffalo Trace proudly holds the title of the oldest continually operating distillery in America, remaining operational even during Prohibition -- for "medicinal" purposes. A trip to Buffalo Trace offers visitors a taste of history, heritage and of course, fine Kentucky Bourbon.


Dear Jim,

I found some frog stickers -- here's one.

[frog sticker]

Dees

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Frog + Panna Cotta

CARD IMAGE:

Trader Joe's®
Peach & Blueberry
PANNA COTTA
A Silky Smooth Italian Dessert

Contains 2 Individual Servings

Net Wt. 10.5 oz (300g)


Dear Geof & Nancy,

It's frog sticker week

[frog sticker]

here at ODOP -- here's yours.

Dees

Friday, September 12, 2008

Constantine

CARD IMAGE:

ROMA

Arco di Costantino
Arc de Costantin
Arc of Costantine [sic]
Der Costantinsbogen

Plurigraf Terni
da fotocolor Kodak Ektachrome


Dear Jay & Deb,

"If it's good enough for Constantine, it's good enough for me."

Dees

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Does Whatever a Spider Can

CARD IMAGE:

[Spiderman]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Spiderman's true identity --

[1969 Inaugural Pennant Sticker: "Our 37th President Richard M. Nixon"]

Revealed for the first time.

Dees

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hen Wallow

CARD IMAGE:

Hen Wallow Falls - Smoky Mountains National Park

Crosby, TN


Dear Jay & Deb,

With "Inspection Station, Blythe, Calif." you win the least picturesque postcard of the year contest, for now -- but I will try to top it anyway. This one is close.

Dees

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Swedish Pancakes & The Tenth President

CARD IMAGE:

Trader Joe's®

Swedish Style Pancake & Waffle Mix

Just add water

Net Wt. 14.1 oz (400g)


Dear Layne,

This is hard to write on. Decent pancakes, though.

Dees & President Tyler

[Sticker of John Tyler's head]

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Photographic Greeting Card Co. Ltd.

CARD IMAGE:

St. Paul's Cathedral, London

The Photographic Greeting Card Co. Ltd., London

NATURAL COLOUR SERIES PHOTO GREETINGS U.S.A

Dear Geof & Nancy,

I'm sending this because it has few descriptive words.

Dees

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Give 'em Hell

CARD IMAGE:

The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
U.S. Highway 24, Independence, Missouri 64050

Portrait of a great president -- Harry S. Truman -- Citizen, Statesman, Soldier portrait was presented to the Harry S. Truman Library by the Harry S. Truman Chapter of the Air Force Association. The near-size portrait is by the Missouri-born artist Larry K. Mansker, a native of Independence, Missouri.


Dear Rich & Lisa,

Where's Harry now that we need him?

Dees

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Europas größter unterirdischer See Motorbootfahrt

CARD IMAGE:

Seegrotte, Hinterbrühl bei Mödling/NÖ

Europas größter unterirdischer See. Motorbootfahrt
Europe's largest underground lake. Motorboating
Le plus grand lac souterrain d'Europe. Tours en canots automobiles
Il piu vasto lago sotteraneo d'Europa. Battello a motore

GROSSER SEE

[Souvenir Stamp: Seegrotte Wien-Hinterbrühl]


Dear Ed,

For some reason, this appeared in Schaumburg in our time & I got it for a quarter. Souvenir stamp no extra change.

Dees

Friday, September 5, 2008

Leftover Parthenon

CARD IMAGE:

The Parthenon - Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and today stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, as it looked upon completion in 438 B.C. The building reinforces Nashville's nickname, "Athens of the South," and includes a re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue, which stands 41' 10" tall.


Dear Dees,

Good luck in San Marcos & send your cousins cards if you have time.

yr. uncle Dees

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Loverboy?

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

The Village of Schaumburg's Septemberfest celebration takes place over Labor Day weekend and features a 250+ exhibitor arts and crafts fair, live music, a parade, a carnival, and 'Taste of Schaumburg,' featuring over 20 of the village's top restaurants.


Dear Martha,

Septemberfest also features third-string, has-been music acts -- the year Loverboy, I think. We ate food & the kids rode rides, but we missed the music. The fireworks were good, too.

Dees

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

S-burg Schoolhouse

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg Centre School, built in 1872, is the original schoolhouse for the Village of Schaumburg. Located on the grounds of Saint Peter Lutheran Church and School at 208 East Schaumburg Road, the building has been restored and is now a museum and is open for tours by appointment. For more information: www.stpeterlcms.org


Dear Robert,

Ann wanted to send a pic -- (of her at the beach)

[Drawing of Ann at the beach]

Ann

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

はまち

CARD IMAGE:

はまち

[ha ma chi]

Yellowtail Nigiri

Yellowtail is very dense but tender. It has a mild, sweet aftertaste.


Dear Bill,

Why didn't we eat sushi in college? Were we callow lads, or hadn't it been imported yet?

Dees

Monday, September 1, 2008

とびこ

CARD IMAGE:

とびこ

[to bi ko]

Flying Fish Roe

Tobiko are small, crunchy orange beads of roe. Mild in flavor, tobiko look very similar in size and color to masago, a roe from the shishamo fish.


Dear Jay & Deb,

Thanks for the NYC cards -- I will use a few soon.

Dees

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Some Season's Greetings, Just Not the Cold One

CARD IMAGE:

Season's Greetings


Dear Geof & Nancy,

You are correct, if it isn't signed by someone you know, it's fair game for re-use. Greetings for August -- the hot season.

Dees

PS Oops, forgot to mail this a month ago.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gateway

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Veterans Gateway Park at Town Square, located around the clock tower, is a memorial garden space that also functions as a gateway to Town Square. The park is a multi-functional space which can be ultilized for everything from quiet reflection to moving ceremonies.


Dear Peter,

It's a nice square, but "quiet reflection" is hard, considering that it's at the intersection of two very busy streets, Schaumburg & Roselle roads.

Dees

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Barn

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Built in the mid-1920s, 'The Barn' served as both village hall and police department until the 1970s. The barn is currently home to many senior and teen activities and is located at 217 S. Civic Drive.


Dear Sam & Emily,

I hope you are feeling better after your surgery, Sam. Take care.

Dees

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination?

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Woodfield Mall center court

Woodfield Mall is Illinois' #1 Tourist Destination, anchored by Nordstrom, Marshall Field, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JC Penney. Woodfield has nearly 300 stores, restaurants and specialty shops all under one roof.

www.shopwoodfield.com


Dear Ed,

Sure, you can go to Tahiti. but I can go to the Woodfield Mall pretty much whenever the mood strikes.

Dees

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Streets

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

The Streets of Woodfield is a specialty shopping center with a unique mix of urban street-front shops, restaurants, and a 20-screen theater.

The Streets of Woodfield is located across the street from Woodfield Mall at Woodfield Road and Route 53.


Dear Tom,

Vintage 1990s shopping center. Location: North America. I got a leather jacket there a few winters ago.

Dees

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Giza

CARD IMAGE:

Post Card
Egypt

Giza. The Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Kephren and Mikerinos.


Dear Jay & Deb,

Thanks for the most recent package of cards. I've seen some of the places (Italy, Japan) but not others (Egypt, Greece). I'll use them all anyway.

Dees

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ektachrome Roma

CARD IMAGE:

ROMA

Arco di Constantino
Arc of Constantine
Arc de Constantin
Der Constantinobogen

126 DA Fotocolor - Kodak Ektachrome


Dear Ed,

Have a fine time in the South Pacific. It's a hard job you have, but someone has to do it.

cheers

Dees

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gateway

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

Schaumburg's gateway sign, located at the intersection of Higgins Road and the entrance to the Northwest Tollway, welcomes thousands of visitors and workers who drive into Schaumburg every day.


Dear Jim,

I acquired these Schaumburg cards not long ago. We drive by this sign fairly often.

Dees

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Xmas Schaumburg

CARD IMAGE:

Village of Schaumburg

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Schaumburg, Illinois

The Village of Schaumburg celebrates Christkindlesmarkt each holiday season at Town Square. The outdoor festival ethnic and domestic crafts, holiday gift items, food, and live entertainment.


Dear Geof & Huth,

Wrapping up Huth Week with Xmas Schaumburg, one of a clutch of cards I bought recently. S-burg is the Retail Capital of the Universe.

Dees

Friday, August 22, 2008

Gather the Bones

CARD IMAGE:

San Fernando Cathedral
Original Parish Church of San Antonio

"The old cathedral" has watched over the city through 200 years if struggle and progress. During the siege of the Alamo it was held by Santa Anna, and his flag flew from its towers. From these same towers had flown Texas flags of Victory a short time before. Tradition says that soon after the fall of the Alamo, an influential Mexican whose sympathies were with the Texans, gathered together what bones of the heroes he could find, and buried them secretly under the altar of San Fernando. The church has been kept in perfect repair and is in daily constant use.

Pub. by School-Mart, 1812 S. Presa, San Antonio, Texas 78210
SA-279-C
DT-81208-C
© 1971 Dexter Press

dp Made by Dexter Press
West Nyack, New York


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Today's accidental neologism -- hospitalpotal.

Dees

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Naked i

CARD IMAGE:

Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The Dance of Life, 1899-1900. From Munch, Six Munch Cards, © 2000 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

More Munch. Is that an "i" or a "j" without descender, or merely a Munch sunset?

Dees

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wendall?

CARD IMAGE:

[Cinnamon Toast Crunch Box]

Cr...

Real Cinnamo...

Good Source of Ca... Vit...

Enlarged to Show Detail


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Know-it-all Wiki says that Cinnamon Toast Crunch's mascot is "Wendall." Other names for the cereal supposedly include: Curiously Cinnamon, Croc-en-cannelle & Daddy Kind (?)

Dees

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Smoking Munch

CARD IMAGE:

Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Self-Portrait, 1895. From Munch, Six Munch Cards, 2000 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I've heard that the EU wants to remove that cigarette from this painting -- sets a bad example, it does.

Dees

Monday, August 18, 2008

Adam & Eve

CARD IMAGE:

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Adam and Eve, 1507; oil on board. From Six Dürer Cards, © 2001 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This is the second card during "Huth Week" -- it seems appropriate. Five more will follow.

Dees

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Huth Week Card #1

CARD IMAGE:

Mrs. Cubbison's®

SEASONED
Restaurant Style Croutons

Prepared from freshly baked bread that is lightly toasted and perfectly seasoned. The goodness of our original restaurant size croutons will enhance the flavor and appearance of any soup or salad.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This is the first Huth Week Card. Six more will follow.

Hope you had a fine time in Calif.

Dees

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mint

CARD IMAGE:

U.S. Mint - Denver, Colorado

Distributed by G.R. Dickson Co. - 932 Inca St., Denver, Colo.

Plastichrome®
by Colourficture
Boston, Mass. 02130


Dear Jim,

I don't know if I sent a card from the mint in 1980. If not, here's one now, which I found for a quarter. It probably still looks like this, except for the cars.

Dees

Friday, August 15, 2008

Farm Raised

CARD IMAGE:

Trader Joes'®

Panko breaded
Tilapia Fillets
Farm Raised


Dear Layne,

Not bad, but I perfer city-raised Tilapia.

Dees

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cheez

CARD IMAGE:

Sunshine®

CHEEZ-IT
Baked Snack Crackers

[To Grandma]:

[Drawing by Ann]

Self-portrait by Ann, just before starting Kindergarten.

Dees

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Rem Again

CARD IMAGE:

architecture postcards/cartes postale
oma Rem Koolhaas series

3 Educatorium
Utrecht, Netherlands, 1997
photography: Hans Werlemann


Dear Lynn,

No more destinations for a while, sorry to say. Other kinds of cards will have to do, such as Rem.

Tempus fugit note: Lilly starts fifth grade soon & Ann's about to start Kindergarten.

Dees

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Glamorous Cabanas

CARD IMAGE:

Edgewater Beach Hotel
Chicago 40, Illinois

World-famous as the "Metropolitan Hotel with the Country Club Atmosphere." On Chicago's Lakefront. 1,000 outside rooms. Unique, colorful Cocktail Lounges with five exciting Public Dining Rooms. Dancing nightly. Glamorous outdoor Swimming Pool and Cabanas. Tennis and Suffleboard Courts. 200-car garage in Hotel. Frequent, regular private motor coach service, 15 minutes to "Loop."


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees

I'll see if I can get more cards at the resale shop. They are reasonably priced.

Dees

Monday, August 11, 2008

Only the Fool in His Heart Says There Are No Snack Cakes

CARD IMAGE:

Little Debbie Has A Snack For You®


Dear Tom,

And if Little Debbie doesn't have a snack cake for you, who does?

Dees

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright

CARD IMAGE:

The Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake (1757-1827). Illustration from Songs of Experience (1794). From Six William Blake Cards, © 2002 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Lee,

Nice to see you at the Facebook Lunch. For now, I'm sticking to Blogger -- see dees3.blogspot.com and the Aug 10 posting.

Dees

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Munch

CARD IMAGE:

Edvard Munch (1863-1944). The Scream, 1893. From Munch, Six Munch Cards, © 2000 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Ed,

This is also known as "Deadline."

Dees

Friday, August 8, 2008

Go Cubs

CATD IMAGE:

Chicago

Wrigley Field is home to the Chicago Cubs baseball team.
Photo: Don & Pat Valenti

© PUBLISHED and DISTRIBUTED exclusively by THE POSTCARD FACTORY®
Tel: (847) 933-1061 Website: www.postcardfactory.com
Printed in Canada

Ref: PC46-CH502


Dear Jim,

I visited the city today, though not Wrigley Field. Still, I have been there a few times. Today was a fine day for walking around downtown.

Dees

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Bean is Back

CARD IMAGE

CARD IMAGE:

Chicago

The John Hancock Center is 1127 feet tall and offers a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline.

© Designed and printed by The Postcard Factory®, 2801 John Street, Markham, Ontario L3R 2Y8 (905) 477-9901

Printed in Canada/Imprimé au Canada

Photo: J. Blank
Ref: CH563


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I visited The Bean not long ago, in its summer glory. The scaffolding is gone.

Dees

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tower No Mo'

CARD IMAGE:

National Tower
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Photo by S. Fredman

Design Pat. #227,488 Other Pat. Pend.

L.E. Smith Wholesale Distributors, Gettysburg, Pa.

Plastichrome®
Colourpicture
Boston, Mass. 02130


Dear Peter,

Bought this at a resale shop. Visited the battlefield in '91. I've heard that the tower was taken down a few years ago.

Dees

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Exquisite Sunset

CARD IMAGE:

Chicago

An exquisite sunset over the Chicago skyline.

© PUBLISHED and DISTRIBUTED exclusively by THE POSTCARD FACTORY®
Tel: (905) 477-9901 Website: www.postcardfactory.com
Printed in Canada/Imprimé au Canada

Photo: C. Johnson
Ref: PC46-CH564


Dear Wendall & Steph,

This is about as far away as I'm going for awhile. You ought to visit yourself sometime when it isn't cold & see The Bean.

Dees

Monday, August 4, 2008

Welsh National Costume

CARD IMAGE:

NORTH WALES

V.8375

Llyn Gwynant

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Harlech Castle

Published by D. Constance Limited
Littlehampton, Sussex


Dear Geof & Nancy,

I bought this -- text included -- at a resale shop recently.

Dees


[Handwritten text on card:

Welsh National Costume. Only worn now on ceremonial ocassions [sic]]

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Millermore

CARD IMAGE:

Old City Park
1717 Gano Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

Millermore, 1855-1862. Constructed by William Brown Miller from 1855 to 1862, its design was a log adaptation of Greek Revival architecture popular at the time. The threatened destruction of Millermore marked the beginning of the Dallas County Heritage Society in 1966.


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

I was amazed to find this in the resale shop's postcard bin. Looks the same as it did last year, except the Stars and Bars are missing.

Dees

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Chi Town

CARD IMAGE:

Chicago

The John Hancock Center is 1127 feet tall and offers a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline.

© Designed and printed by The Postcard Factory®, 2801 John Street, Markham, Ontario L3R 2Y8 (905) 477-9901

Printed in Canada/Imprimé au Canada

Photo: J. Blank
Ref: CH563


Dear Rich & Lisa,

No more destinations this summer, except for really close ones. Saw The Bean just the other day - a fine sight in summer.

Dees

Friday, August 1, 2008

In the Same League With Tony, Sam & Cap'n Crunch

CARD IMAGE:

...arms®

...GLASS Marshmallow Charm

[Lucky]


Dear Geof & Nancy,

For August, some poorly cut cards featuring iconic cereal characters.

Dees

PS Actually, this might be the only one this month.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sam I Am

CARD IMAGE:

Toucan SAM®


Dear Tom,

Why a toucan? Why not a cock-of-the-rock? Never mind, a toucan will do. The sad part is, he'll outlast us both.

Dees

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Frau mit Sonnenschirm

CARD IMAGE:

Claude Monet:Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and her Son, 1875
Der Spaziergang. Frau mit Sonnenschirm • La Promenade. La Femme a l'ombrelle
Washington (DC), National Gallery of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon Collection

Also reproduced in Claude Monet, Benedikt Taschen Verlag


Dear Martha,

No more destinations for a while, so impressionism will have to do.

It was nice of you to comment at ODOP - almost no one else does (there are two or three readers, I think).

Dees

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Am Ufer der Seine bei Bennecourt

CARD IMAGE:

Claude Monet: On the Seine at Bennecourt, 1868
Am Ufer der Seine bei Bennecourt • Au Bord de l'eau, Bennecourt
Chicago (IL), The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Collection, 1922.427

Also reproduced in Claude Monet, Benedikt Taschen Verlag


Dear Steve & Jack,

Hope it's actually summer in SF, as it is here. Steve - 49 states?!? Now you're two ahead of me. That'll never do. I need to drive to both SC & Ore. to catch up.

Dees

Monday, July 28, 2008

Turm zu Babel

CARD IMAGE:

M.C. Escher: Tower of Babel, 1928
Turm zu Babel • Tour de Babel
Woodcut, 62 x 38.5 cm
© 1995 M.C. Escher/Cordon Art-Baarn-Holland. All rights reserved. M.C. Escher is a registered Trademark © of Cordon Art B.V.

Also reproduced in M.C. Escher, Benedikt Taschen Verlag.


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

A clutch of four cards arrived recently. Ann really liked the teapot, but mocked the end table.

[abstract drawing by Ann]

Dees

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Accepted, By Gum

CARD IMAGE:

Wrigley's ORBIT

Just brushed clean feeling™

Accepted by the American Dental Association

Artificially flavored Sugarfree Gum

Citrusmint

14 pieces

Wrigley's ORBIT

Just brushed clean feeling™

Accepted by the American Dental Association

Artificially flavored Sugarfree Gum

Raspberry mint

14 pieces

Wrigley's ORBIT

Just brushed clean feeling™

Accepted by the American Dental Association

Artificially flavored Sugarfree Gum

Maui melon mint

14 pieces


Dear Geof & Nancy

Note - "accepted" by the ADA. Is it a full-throated acceptance or a grudging one?

Dees

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Poppin 12

CARD IMAGE:

Pillsbury

QUICK BREAD
Quick Bread & Coffee Cake Mix

Pecan Swirl
Artificially flavored

MADE WITH REAL PECANS!

[Poppin Fresh Doughboy]


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

Not bad for cake mix. It also made me think of Poppin 12, mythical leader of all Poppins, whom I haven't thought of in 35 years or more.

Dees

Friday, July 25, 2008

The Raisins That Climbed Mt. Everest!

CARD IMAGE:

BOGHOSIAN

California Sun Dried Raisins

The Raisins That Climbed Mt. Everest!

A Fat Free
Cholesterol Free Food

Net Wt. 15 oz (425g)


Dear Wendall & Stephanie,

Rec'd your recent card from Santa Fe. Here's one from my kitchen.

Dees

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Cha!

CARD IMAGE:

175mg Protective Antioxidants
Naturally per Serving
See Side for Details

Naturally Protective
AOX™
Antioxidants

LIPTON®
100% Natural Tea


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This may be the yellowest card you receive all year.

Dees

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Candy & Tours

CARD IMAGE:

Rebecca Ruth Candy & Tours
112 East Second St., Frankfort, KY 40601
Tours: Mon - Sat 9 am - 4:30 pm
www.rebeccaruth.com 502-223-7475

Models by:

Images Model & Talent Agency
Lexington, KY www.imagesmodelagency.com 859-273-2301

Dear Geof & Nancy,

An example of the art of Photoshop. But what are those balloons doing next to the Kentucky state capitol?

Dees

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One More Time, Athena

CARD IMAGE:

Athena Parthenos in the Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee, is the world's only full-scale replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon. A gold and ivory statue of Athena Parthenon, goddess of war and wisdom and patron goddess of the city Athens, stood within the original Parthenon for about 500 years after the original building's completion in the 5th century BC. Artist Alan LeQuire's 41'10" re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue in the Nashville Parthenon was completed in 1990. In 2002 the Nashville statue was gilded and painted to more fully replicate the gold and ivory of the original.

Gary Layda, Photographer

Dear Martha,

You might have not been back to N-ville recently enough to see this. I hadn't, until last month.

Dees

Monday, July 21, 2008

Edith, We Hardly Knew Ya

CARD IMAGE:

Edith Bowen Teacher Education Laboratory School

Utah State University

Located in the northeast section of the campus. It is here that students majoring in elementary education at Utah State University receive most of their professional training. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are enrolled in the laboratory school. Classroom situations are provided in which University students are able to study child development and the learning processes as they are exhibited.

Color by Tracy Maero


Dear Tom,

Somehow this card ended up in my possession. Now it's yours. Enjoy.

Dees

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Refer to July 10

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17099 Frozen Niagara

A magnificent wall of flowstone is the centerpiece of the cave's travertine 75 feet high and 50 feet wide.

Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play•Preserve•Protect™


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Compare w/the July 10 card.

Dees

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Buffalo Trace

CARD IMAGE:

Buffalo Trace Distillery

800-654-8471 www.buffalotrace.com

Along with being the most award-winning distillery in the world, Buffalo Trace proudly holds the title of the oldest continually operating distillery in America, remaining operational even during Prohibition -- for "medicinal" purposes. A trip to Buffalo Trace offers visitors a taste of history, heritage and of course, fine Kentucky Bourbon.


Dear Dave & Liz,

The best part of the distillery is the smell from hundreds of barrels of aging bourbon.

Dees

Friday, July 18, 2008

Marble Shaft W/Eagle on Top

CARD IMAGE:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Grave of President Andrew Johnson

The marble shaft which markets the grave of Andrew Johnson (1808-1875), 17th President of the United States, was erected by the Johnson family in 1878. Located in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery, Greeneville, Tennessee, the monument symbolizes Johnson's devotion to constitutional principles.

AJ-3

© Eastern National


Dear Layne,

Here's one for your dead president postcard collection. Lately we were in E. Tenn. Wish we'd had time enough to go to Georgia too.

Dees

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Billiard Room, Gents

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

The Billiard Room at Biltmore House

Located in the Bachelor's Wing of George W. Vanderbilt's country chateau, the Billiard Room was a place where the men would retire after dinner to smoke and play billiards. True to Victorian fashion, women rarely, if ever, entered this male domain.


Dear Dan,

Clearly, we were born too late and too middle class. A perfect room to relax & speculate about what that old bastard the Kaiser might be up to next.

Dees

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Books, Books, Books

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

The Library at Biltmore Estate

Housing over 10,000 of the 23,000 books in the Biltmore House collection, the Library reflects George Vanderbilt's love of learning and the arts. The impressive eighteenth-century canvas on the Library ceiling, painted by Giovanni Pellegrini, was bought to Biltmore House from Pisani Palace in Venice, Italy.


Dear George & Ellen,

Lately we visited the Smokies on the Tenn.-NC border & spent a day at Biltmore as well -- astonishing place in size & decor.

Dees

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Back to Biltmore

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate

Recalling the romance of turn-of-the-century elegance, George W. Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina offers a glimpse of a bygone era. The 250-room French Renaissance-style chateau, first opened in 1895, still houses original furnishings and art objects collected by Mr. Vanderbilt during his lifetime.


Dear Victor,

Lately we toured various splendid places between here & North Carolina. Biltmore counts as splendor in many ways.

Dees

Monday, July 14, 2008

Chief Henry is Back

CARD IMAGE:

"Chief Henry" of the Cherokee Indians

"Chief Henry" a Cherokee is one of the most photographed Indians in the world and truly a visitor's delight. About 20,000 Cherokee Indians lived in North Carolina when the White Man settled America.

Photo by Jim Doane


Dear Lee,

Good to run into you & Bill at Wendy's last weekend. I will make a point of sending you many fine tourist postcards from now on.

Dees

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Meat & Ice Cream

CARD IMAGE:

The Parthenon - Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and today stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, as it looked upon completion in 438 B.C. The building reinforces Nashville's nickname, "Athens of the South," and includes a re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue, which stands 41' 10" tall.


Dear Wendy & Ted,

Had a fine time at the cookout, thanks for having us over. Meat & ice cream in the back yard, w/ fireflies: What else do you need?

Dees

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Water Vapor and Hydrocarbons

CARD IMAGE:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#17341 The Great Smoky Mountains are named for the blue haze that often surrounds them. The haze comes from the water vapor and hydrocarbons given off by the trees. To the Cherokees, this was Shaconage, the place of blue smoke.

Photographer - Adam Jones


Dear Wendall & Stephanie,

We returned to our near-Chicago home without any difficulty other than a numbing drive through Indiana.

Dees

Friday, July 11, 2008

Edwin Booth in Mammoth Cave

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17106 Booth's Amphitheatre in Mammoth Cave

From this lofty stage of limestone, Edwin Booth recited from Hamlet to a group of cave visitors in 1872.

Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play•Preserve•Protect™


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

The park service is missing an opportunity in not re-creating this show.

Dees

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Frozen Niagara

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17100 Frozen Niagara

Mammoth Cave's outstanding example of nature's subterranean artistry 75 feet high and 50 feet wide.

Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play•Preserve•Protect™


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Compare & contrast to the card dated July 20, 2008.

Dees

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

At Least We Saw Bears

CARD IMAGE:

"Unto These Hills"

Cherokee, North Carolina

Dramatic scenes of Indian dancers can be seen nightly except Sunday, mid-June through late August, at Mountainside Theatre.

Photo courtesy Cherokee Historical Association


Dear Bill,

We went to Cherokee recently, ate lunch & visited a bear pit. Unfortunately, we had no time or energy for these dramatic scenes.

Dees

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Big Hole

CARD IMAGE:

Mammoth Cave National Park

#17104 Historic Entrance to Mammoth Cave

This Mammoth Natural Entrance was discovered in 1799 by a bear hunter named Houchins while tacking a wounded bear into the cave. Indians used reed torches for light as they used this deep dark entrance in the early days. This entrance has been a showplace since 1816.

Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play•Preserve•Protect™


Dear Kirk,

Just back from Kentucky & East Tennessee. Pretty interesting hole in the ground here.

Dees

Monday, July 7, 2008

Even More Biltmore

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

The Walled Garden at Biltmore Estate

Containing flower beds arranged in patterns similar to an Elizabethan knot garden, Biltmore's Walled Garden offers a progression of color starting with daffodils and tulips in the spring and ending with thousands of chrysanthemums in the fall.


Dear Jim,

The gardens -- very large gardens -- at Biltmore might have interested you more than the house.

Dees

Sunday, July 6, 2008

More Biltmore

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

The Winter Garden in Biltmore House

The magnificent glass-ceilinged room is a dramatic example of the turn-of-the-century love of plants and flowers. The Winter Garden is much the same as it was in George Vanderbilt's time with tropical greenery and an ever-changing variety of flowering plants.


Dear Steve & Jack,

Just back recently from the Smokies, including a day at Biltmore. My favorite room was the basement bowling alley.

Dees

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Biltmore

CARD IMAGE:

BILTMORE™

George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914)

The youngest son of W.H. Vanderbilt, George Vanderbilt did not follow his brothers in the family railroad business, but chose instead a life of learning and travel. He is perhaps best known for his magnificent Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, where he gathered experts in architecture, landscaping, agriculture, and forestry to create his self-sustaining European-style estate.


Dear Neal & Michele,

Spent most of a day at Biltmore recently, as part of a Tenn.-NC visit. Wished we'd had time to continue on to Georgia.

Dees

Friday, July 4, 2008

Missed Mary Todd

CARD IMAGE:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

This portrait show Andrew Johnson as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Painted in 1860 by Samuel Shaver, it probably would have been destroyed by the soldiers occupying the Johnson home without the quick thinking of Sarah Cutler, a Johnson neighbor. She wrapped it in newspaper and used it as a firescreen throughout the war.

www.nps.gov/anjo


Dear Ed,

A good domestic trip always includes a dead president site -- or more than one. If we'd had time, we would have seen Mary Todd's house in Lexington as well.

Dees

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chimney Tops

CARD IMAGE:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#49933 At 4,800 feet, the Chimney Tops provide a commanding view of Mt. LeConte and the valley of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The very popular two-mile-long trail to the Chimneys is one of the steepest in the park.

Photographer - Bill Lea


Dear Aunt Sue,

Except for the touches of red & yellow, the mountains looked like this in early July.

Dees

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Snack

CARD IMAGE:

Little Debbie Has a Snack For You®


Dear Geof & Nancy,

And if Little Debbie doesn't have a snack for you, who does?

Dees

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

An Overlooked Bicentennial

CARD IMAGE:

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Greenville, Tennessee

The house was occupied by Andrew Johnson and his family from the 1830s to 1851. In 1851, Johnson took this house and lot and $950.00 and traded it for the Andrew Johnson homestead.

Photo by Jerry Hankins

© Eastern National


Dear Tom,

A. Johnson's bicentennial is in December '08. Lincoln's, in February '09, will get all the attention.

Dees

Monday, June 30, 2008

Athens of the South

CARD IMAGE:

The Parthenon - Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and today stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, as it looked upon completion in 438 B.C. The building reinforces Nashville's nickname, "Athens of the South," and includes a re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue, which stands 41' 10" tall.


Dear Lynn,

Good to hear from you electronically. Our recent trip took us right to this view.

Dees

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Dramatic Scenes of Indian Dancers

CARD IMAGE:

"Unto These Hills"

Cherokee, North Carolina

Dramatic scenes of Indian dancers can be seen nightly except Sunday, mid-June through late August, at Mountainside Theatre.

Photo courtesy Cherokee Historical Association


Dear Kevin,

We missed the show, but we did have a look-see at a bear pit & other tourist traps.

Dees

Saturday, June 28, 2008

More Mountains

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#49924 Forests cloak the Great Smoky Mountains from the deepest valleys to the loftiest summits. These diverse woodlands harbor 99 species of native trees, over 200 varieties of birds, 67 mammals, and some 1,500 different wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, and grasses.

Photograph - George Humphries


Dear Scott & Joan,

Crowded roads, but worth the effort & expense to see. Visited Nashville & Frankfort, Ky., as well. Also pleasant, for different reasons.

Dees

Friday, June 27, 2008

Chief Henry

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"Chief Henry" of the Cherokee Indians

"Chief Henry" a Cherokee is one of the most photographed Indians in the world and truly a visitor's delight. About 20,000 Cherokee Indians lived in North Carolina when the White Man settled America.

Photo by Jim Doane


Dear Gail,

Sadly, I've read that "Chief Henry" died last year. But when we visited Cherokee, NC, recently, "Chief Syd" was posing for pics dressed much like this.

Dees

Thursday, June 26, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different

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Cormorant Fishing on the Nagara River
May 11-October 15 of Every Year


Dear Geof & Nancy,

No cormorant fishing that I know of in the Smokies, but I did see such goings-on elsewhere in Japan long ago.

Dees

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mountains

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#49935 At 6,593 feet, Mt. LeConte towers above Gatlinburg and other east Tennessee communities. Temperatures on the mountaintop can be 20 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than in the lowland towns.

Photographer - Bill Lea


Dear Bonnie,

Damn the price of gas, full speed ahead. Though once a resident of Tennessee, I'd barely seen the Smokies until last week.

Dees

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Candle Writing

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Mammoth Cave National Park

#17102 "Register Hall" in "Gothic Avenue," is an extreme example of nineteenth-century visitor impact. By the 1880s candle writing was frowned upon, but visitors soon found another way of "leaving their mark." Hundreds of Monuments, like the "Kentucky Monument," pictured, were constructed by both guides and visitors.

Photographer - Chip Clark

Mammoth Cave Hotel
www.MammothCaveHotel.com
A Forever Resort - Play•Preserve•Protect™


Dear Geof & Nancy,

This card cried out, "Send me to Geof!" Here it is.

Dees

Monday, June 23, 2008

17th President of the United States

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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

This portrait show Andrew Johnson as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Painted in 1860 by Samuel Shaver, it probably would have been destroyed by the soldiers occupying the Johnson home without the quick thinking of Sarah Cutler, a Johnson neighbor. She wrapped it in newspaper and used it as a firescreen throughout the war.

www.nps.gov/anjo


Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

In case you don't have a portrait of A. Johnson for home or office, here is one.

Dees

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Athena Parthenos

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The Parthenon - Nashville, Tennessee

The Parthenon in Nashville was created for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897 and today stands as the centerpiece of Centennial Park. Nashville's Parthenon is a full-scale replica of the original in Athens, as it looked upon completion in 438 B.C. The building reinforces Nashville's nickname, "Athens of the South," and includes a re-creation of the Athena Parthenos statue, which stands 41' 10" tall.


Dear Peter,

The statue of Athena wasn't finished by the time I left Nashville, so last week was the first time I saw it. Impressive.

Dees

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Frankfort

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The Capitol
Frankfort, Kentucky

Photo: by Dr. Gene Burch

© Jim Haddix Distributing Company, Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-4145


Dear Ed,

This makes 23 capitols -- 35 if you count seeing the exterior only. I think. Can't remember if I went inside certain of them, e.g., Hawaii & North Carolina.

Dees

Friday, June 20, 2008

One of Most Boring Cards of the Year

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Norris University Center
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Dear Peter,

We’re planning to defy the cost of gas… You’ll get at least one more picturesque card soon.

Dees

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Hunting Wabbits

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). Hare, 1502; watercolor and gouache. From Six Dürer Cards © 2001 Dover Publications Inc.


Dear Martha,

Besides “Hare,” Dürer also did “Duck” and “Fudd.” The others are lost to art history.

Dees

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Green Hens

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). The Virgin and Child, 1512; oil. From Six Dürer Cards © 2001 Dover Publications Inc.

Dear Jay, Deb, Dees & Robert,

Today I saw a dozen eggs that were laid by “cage-free vegetarian hens.” I was surprised the carton didn’t also claim the hens voted for the Green Party.

Dees

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quality Tested Non-Stick

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the Sonoran Desert

#2049 SMALL OWLS OFTEN UTILIZE AS THEIR HOMES THE ABANDONED NESTING HOLES OF WOODPECKERS IN THE SAGUARO CACTUS
キツツキガサウオ口ポソ。。。

PHOTOGRAPHER--JAMES TALLON © impact 1990

Order your impact catalogue by calling (916) 933-4700 or sending $5.00 to impact, 4961 Windplay Dr. El Dorado Hills, CA 95630 Printed in Japan


Dear Geof & Nancy,

It's a new monument for Ronald Reagan.

[Attached sticker:

Teflon®
Quality Tested Non-Stick

Du Pont®

Prima]

Dees

Monday, June 16, 2008

The Last Windmill Card

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FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. Built in the Dutch settlement at York Center, Illinois between 1850 and 1860. Reconstructed on the Fox River by Col. Goerge Fabyan in 1914. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Dear Ed,

Welcome back from Mongolia etc. I'm expecting a letter. You will soon receive cards from Tennessee or NC or SC.

Dees

Sunday, June 15, 2008

More Plans

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FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. Built in the Dutch settlement at York Center, Illinois between 1850 and 1860. Reconstructed on the Fox River by Col. Goerge Fabyan in 1914. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Dear Mike,

We will see you... around lunchtime. Will call before. Looking forward to it greatly.

Dees

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Plans

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Prairie State Portraits
for framing

FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. Built in the Dutch settlement at York Center, Illinois in 1851. Reconstructed on the Fox River by Col. Goerge Fabyan in 1914. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

IDC-56
Published by ©Illinois Distributing Co., P.O. Box 1382, Aurora, IL 60507


Dear Stephanie & Wendall,

We'll see you... for a family dinner. Will call before. Looking forward to it greatly.

Dees

Friday, June 13, 2008

A Jim-Dandy Windmill

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Fabyan Forest Preserve
Geneva, Illinois

Lighthouse and Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois.


Dear Steve & Deb,

The lighthouse was OK -- and nearly surrounded by the river -- but the real attraction is the jim-dandy Dutch windmill. Fine as anything in Holland.

Dees

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Except for the Lantern

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Prairie State Portraits
for framing

FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Japanese Garden in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. This recently-restored garden was created by a Japanese landscape architect for Col. George Fabyan prior to 1914. Designed for quiet meditation the garden contains two connecting pools, a large cement lantern, two arched bridges, and a Japanese tea house.

IDC-701
Published by ©Illinois Distributing Co., P.O. Box 1382, Aurora, IL 60507


Dear Rich & Lisa

Not bad, but it still needs work, and to lose that ugly concrete (cement, maybe, still ugly) lantern.

Dees

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ATTENDE

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RedEye Studio Gallery Presents

ATTENDE

An exhibiton of new work by

ARLEEN MCCALLUM

April 23 - May 11, 2008

Gallery Hours
Wednesday - Sunday noon - 5pm

55 Mll Street. The Distillery Historic District
Case Goods Warehouse (Building 72), Studio 102
416-366-3393 www.redeyestudiogallery.com


Dear Geof & Nancy,

W/o you, I'd never make it to 366 in one year, unless I started picking names & addresses at random.

Dees

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Designed for Quiet Meditation

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Prairie State Portraits
for framing

FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Japanese Garden in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. This recently-restored garden was created by a Japanese landscape architect for Col. George Fabyan prior to 1914. Designed for quiet meditation the garden contains two connecting pools, a large cement lantern, two arched bridges, and a Japanese tea house.

IDC-701
Published by ©Illinois Distributing Co., P.O. Box 1382, Aurora, IL 60507


Dear Jim,

We saw this garden on Sunday -- the postcard is actually more picturesque.

Dees

Monday, June 9, 2008

The Dutch Windmill

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Prairie State Portraits
for framing

FABYAN FOREST PRESERVE
Geneva, Illinois

The Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois. Built in the Dutch settlement at York Center, Illinois in 1851. Reconstructed on the Fox River by Col. Goerge Fabyan in 1914. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

IDC-56
Published by ©Illinois Distributing Co., P.O. Box 1382, Aurora, IL 60507


Dear Tom,

Dutch-style, actually -- built by Germans in the antebellum USA. Or so the docent said. It's a fine structure, regardless.

Dees

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lighthouse & Windmill

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Fabyan Forest Preserve
Geneva, Illinois

Lighthouse and Dutch Windmill in the Fabyan Forest Preserve, on the Fox River between Batavia and Geneva, Illinois.


Dear Geof & Nancy,

Actually, the lighthouse is puny & run down, while the windmill is large & in fine shape. Just thought I'd clarify that.

Dees