My Aunt Pat sent me a postcard from what she says is her last trip to Hawaii. The Aunts stayed in a cottage that was built in the 1930s and is part of a former estate on the ocean. It sounds very nice.
And one more postcard from Iowa rolled in. I’m not sure where it was hanging out all this time. But here it is!
My mailbox was full today. My friend Heather is a Girl Scout leader and she had many girl scouts (and some parents) make postcards for my birthday. 30 arrived today. Aside from being unique on the front, there’s a nice long letter on the back. Eventually, I will get to read all of it.
Postcards arrived today! They are labeled 2/5, 3/5, 4/5 which is good news in that I can read the middle of the message all at once. Much better than if 1/5, 3/5 and 5/5 arrived.
On this postcard (2/5) Sara realizes that she has missed my birthday entirely. She is very sorry. Her explanation makes sense to me, and I’m okay with her missing the day. She’s kind of busy.
On this postcard, good birthday wishes continue and she’s distracted enough to not comment on the bird on the front, which would have normally been a point of discussion.
And on this card—which I’m just now realized I photographed upside down, sorry Nanci Yermakoff—she continues to narrate her upset about the lack of birthday remembrance. No worries, Sara, I knew birthday wishes would be coming soon.
I look forward to seeing what future mail deliveries bring and thanks for the birthday wishes!
SKS does not like birds, or flying things in general. One of my top-five moments of uncontrollable laughter happened decades ago when she was telling me a story of defeating a moth, armed only with a canister vacuum cleaner and some cat food.
So this postcard was right up her ally.
As you can see.
She’s also stepped up her game in the addressing of the mailed items lately. I wonder if the postal delivery people notice.
Postscript: we seem to be in an era of very dark photos. I wonder if my camera settings somehow got changed?