Friday, 28 January 2011

Lucky Cats

 Here's a spot of good luck - A double dose for you!

It seems to vary across the world whether black cats are considered lucky. As can be seen we believe they are very lucky, especially if they cross your path. Stroking them three times can bring even more luck so no wonder this little girl is looking happy.  One D Tempest's drawings for Bamforth's Kiddy series.  The card was sent to a grandaughter
"Dear Alison, I hope you like this PC, Joyce brought it from Blackpool yesterday. I hope you are getting on alright. I do not think I shall be long before I see you, I will write to your mother this week. With Love from Grandma".  The postcard was sent from Bury, Lancashire in 1934.  The seaside town of Blackpool (about 45 miles from Bury) would have had racks of Bamford cards, whereas the then cotton mill town of Bury, not so many.

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunchy is the hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday


Dorincard said...

Lovely card! The girl is overjoyed...:)
I added info about Coco in my Lake Vostok blogpost! :)

papel1 said...

Cute card with the cats. I also like how you included the written message. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Postcardy said...

I love cat cards. As far as I know, cats are only considered bad luck in the U.S.

Terry said...

Happy PFF to you :)
I love this card !!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing with us .
What a lucky little girl to have had such a sweet grandmother .
Have a fabulous rest of the weekend.
Until Next Time
Happy Trails

Christine H. said...

If I could just travel back in time to Blackpool, I would buy a bunch of those cards. I'd also spend a little time on the beach while I was there.

Life Goes On said...

what a darling card. I love the cat and dream of visiting England some day

Snap said...

I love kitties and this card is a real winner! Too cute! What a nice granny! Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

They are so cute, these cards. It's a shame they don't make them like that any more.

Carole said...

I am so late getting around to last weeks entries!

Cool postcard.