Welcome to spring - posted 27th April 1939
Spring Babies - Also posted in April 1939
A Dance of Spring - unsent card but I'm guessing it's from around the same time as the previous two.
Another favourite but this time illustrated by Racey Helps
Message reads; Dear Jane & Mary, I hope you see a Kingfisher like this one by the river. Love Grandad xx
I bought this pretty Easter Card from an online auction. The seller provided scant information; Easter post card; Published by J. Salmon, Sevenoaks. England. It has not been through the post, but it does have a message on the back.
When the card arrived, I was delighted to find it addressed to Babs. It was obviously meant for me!
Dear Babs, I wish you and Bun a Very Happy Easter. I hope you are quite well. I have been staying near Sidmouth with a little pupil of mine - she is spending her holidays at the Convent there. You must be getting a big girl. Much love E. Walker.
Reading between the lines I think 'Bun' must be a toy rabbit or maybe even a real rabbit. It would certainly explain the choice of card. Don't you think that is just lovely?
Another eBay purchase bought more for the illustration than the words.
This was sent to a Miss Best & Family of
on the 19th March,
1940. County Down, Northern Ireland
This is a small section of an old opening greeting card. I wanted to show it in close up so you could see the detail. It’s made from very thin paper and is extremely fragile, but it's been part of my collection for a number of years, and I love it.
It’s been a busy few days. The decorators are arriving on Monday, so I've been moving furniture and packing things away. It’s been about six years since any decorating was done so it’s time for a spruce up. There is nothing like spring sunshine to show up what needs doing. I hope you are all enjoying some spring sunshine – or at the very least, it has stopped snowing!