Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Presidents' Day? Bah, humbug. February used to belong to Lincoln and Washington. I grew up knowing that the twelfth is Abe's birthday, and today is George's. But now I guess they have to share the month with the likes of Millard Fillmore.

So, in honor of Washington's birthday, here's another of my vintage postcards that I started sharing with you earlier in the month. This one was sent to my husband's grandfather on February 23, 1910, and reads (uncorrected):

Wright soon (up in the corner)
Dear Friend, I recived your cards but have been real sick since you left your trunck is all right and it is hear when everver you ge ready for it no mail has come for you since you left
James Rider

I am working on a fun birthday-related drawing that I had hoped to post today, but it's not quite finished, and doesn't read well as a work-in-progress piece. It will be up here in the next couple of days!
Happy Birthday, George!


  1. Charming vintage postcard. I too remember the differentiation between their birthdays and learning about both of them in school in February.

  2. Sick of having to be PC. Just let me celebrate our first president on his day and leave me alone!
    I've never commented on your blog before, but have been enjoying it for some time. You must get tired of being told how talented you are, but I must join the throng and agree - you have an amazing talent.
    Thank you for your generosity in sharing your works with others.

  3. Looking forward to the birthday drawing! I just love these old postcards--ancient e-mail with no spell check ;)

  4. The art on the postcard is beautiful and weird at the same time! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  5. Looking forward to birthday drawing too. Love the vintage postcard.

  6. Imagine sending a "President's Day" card now, the recipient would wonder what was it's purpose. I look forward to seeing your Birthday image.