Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Now THAT's a Scrapbook !!

When my Aunt Peg passed away a few years ago,  we found this lovely scrapbook with her possessions.  I gasped when I saw it and noticed how old it was ... and then I was so excited to see all the old cards inside!  My Aunt Marion was delighted to see my excitement and she decided I should be the one to inherit it, as she knew the scrapbook had found a good home.  I didn't capture every page, but I would like to share some of the unique get well cards from Aunt Peg's hospital stay in December 1959. 
Displayed on my grandparent's antique piano.

Love the sparkles.  Sparkle Sparkle Sparkle.
5 cents and no postal code used to get your card to you!
Yes.  She saved EVERYTHING.  You should have seen the closets!
Outside of the card....
...inside of the card.
How Cute is THIS?
Nothing like a handwritten note huh?       
(That's me in the tub...)
Hope you enjoyed your peek!
I would be curious to know if anyone out there has seen, or received any of these cards before.... talk about a memory flashback. 


jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

When life was simply a joy. What an awesome find and with every page you almost feel the warmth and compassion of caring friends and your Aunt. A treasure for sure.
Be always in stitches.

Meadows08 said...

That is really neat! What a collection.

Diane said...

Those are great cards, Bonnie! I haven't seen any of these before, but when we were going through my dad's stuff when he passed away in July '09 I found boxes of cards, etc. that my mom had saved in boxes marked "for scrapbook" for each of us three older kids. They date back as far as my birth in 1962 and there are birthday cards, clippings, and school records up through elementary. I also found all the paperwork on every car my dad ever bought, from his first, in the early 1950s, to his last, early in the 21st century. There are also hundreds of sympathy cards loose in a box from when mom died in 1984. Interesting to look through, but what does one do with it all?

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