Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Day!

Since it's been so snowy outside I thought it would be a great time to share these gorgeous postcards that I stumbled upon at an estate sale.  The gentleman who mailed these was stationed in Belgium in 1944 and these were souvenirs that he sent back to his daughter and wife.  The illustrations are gorgeous but the sweet commentary on the backs were truly what did it for me! 

This one says "Typical of Belgium Notice the Pump"

There is a lot of water between my two dears and me.

Our house on the hill?

Typical of Belgium

This one isn't snowy but it was just too sweet not to include.  It says Heureux Anniversaire (Happy Birthday) on the front in gold and on the back is a very touching note about how he wished that he could be there in person and that the flowers could be real. 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Prayers for Haiti

Over the last few days, the news coming out of Haiti has been just overwhelming.  My prayers are with anyone who is affected by this disaster. 
If you are at all in a position to send aid of any amount I encourage you to do so to the extent you are able. A charity that has a history of work in Haiti is Food for the Poor.  You can visit their site here for information on how you can help

Also, most of the major news networks have vetted charity listings on their websites.  Even if you are not in a position to help financially, please spare a few minutes to pray for the people who are suffering. 

Also, if you could spare a few extra prayers for my brother who has been battling a serious illness and is facing surgery out of state on Monday, it would mean a lot to my family and I.  Thank you. 


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Curbside Coup: Sweet Poem

Sometimes the best treasures are ones that you come across unexpectedly.  This is a cute poem I found in a 1907 Aldine Second Reader which had been cut out by a Clifford, years old 8, from a newspaper or magazine:

The Weather
When the weather is wet
We must not fret;
When the weather is cold
We must not scold;
When the weather is warm
We must not storm;
But Be thankful together
Whatever the weather.