Friday, 6 May 2011

Hands Across The Sea

Hands Across the Sea always have a special significance for me because my Grandfather, an ex sailor, had a very pale blue tattoo of this sentiment on his forearm.  His was rather plainer than this pretty card ,which certainly works the theme for alls it worth.  Roses, a cottage, the river to the sea, a lighthouse and to top it all off an airship. I suppose when this card was sent the airship was going to be the way everyone was going to travel. The card is unstamped
but a birthday message from Dolly to her father.  Including the words indicating mortality "hope you may live to have a lot more birthdays".  I wonder where he was celebrating his Sunday birthday party?

An entry to Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by Beth at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy

7 comments:

Coffeedoff said...

I wonder what he thought about the "live for many more birthdays" comment. I wonder how old Dolly was?

Aimee said...

That's a great card...I've never seen one quite like it.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I see I'm not the only one who spells it "brithday". All done in somebody's very best writing.

Dorincard said...

Allegoric card...
Led Zeppelins...helium is not flammable, like hydrogen...
Joy, here's a laconic (not laocoonic) bookmark: "Bored? Read!". Simple, but "cutting the bull to the chase".
Unlike Pamplona, where it's the bull who is on the cutting edge. Or poking edge, rather.

Snap said...

Wonderful card and so special to you, too. I hope he saw many more birthdays! Happy PFF!

Postcard Perfect said...

This is truly a beautiful postcard! I love it!

Sreisaat said...

Now this card had me thinking... how many postcards have I sent to my father? Can't remember because, except for birthday cards, I always address all mails and cards to my mother and father.
What a beautiful postcard.
Happy Mother's Day to you.

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