Sunday, November 29, 2009

hope you enjoyed the day

I caught a cold the day before Thanksgiving, so I am a little behind. But, since it is still technically the Thanksgiving Weekend I am going to get this late post card in under the wire.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Although I had a cold I still had a great one and the food was fantastic.


Sent from Portland, Oregon
To: Mr. C H Thompson, Marquam Building" (was at 6th and Morrison, no longer there) City (meaning Portland)

November 27th, 1911

Dear Friend,
Trust you may enjoy the day

(no name)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

new items in the shop

p.s. I added some new items to The Cedar Chest shop today.

Buy Handmade

Meet The Ferns

I am not sure what the photographer was thinking here. These portraits were taken by E D Bennett in Hillsboro, Oregon. I love the ferns, but they do look like they are consuming those poor folks. These were probably taken around the late 1890's.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

autumn picnic

This postcard was written to Lee Leighton and was sent to San Jose, California on November 12, 1906. It was sent from Seaside, Oregon.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

autumn celebrations

Here is a collection of family slides that I have scanned recently. All show off autumn and it's celebrations.

Above is my mother in Yosemite. We went one year in November to celebrate my parents anniversary. That year it landed on Thanksgiving and my mom made this amazing Thanksgiving dinner in the motor home. I am guessing it was about 1973. It was a nice trip but a little strained. although I couldn't have named it back then. By the next anniversary they were getting a divorce.

This is me with a new Light Brite game probably around early November 1969. I am pretty sure I got it for my birthday. My favorite part of this pic is my bedspread. I had forgotten what that looked like. Also I do look very content with my new toy.

This is my grandmother, my Dad's mother, Alta. I love this photo because she looks so happy. I also love that I can see her kitchen in the background. This is the only old slide I have found from the kitchen. I loved that old small house they had in the hills above Santa Barbara.

I remember one year when there was a lot of talking about how Grandma was going to cook the Turkey in a paper bag. I think the men thought it wouldn't work. Maybe that is why she looks so happy because it did and it was great. I think she always cooked it like that from then on.

Here is an old slide of my sister and me at a waterfall on that same Yosemite Trip. It was so pretty there at that time of year - and cold.

I am getting ready to go on a little trip myself this week, to the coast and then to the Mountains. No fancy trips on planes for me. But, really what more could you ask for - the ocean and the woods - the sunsets and the rivers, and cozy warmth inside while watching the waves and the rain fall on the gold and orange trees. Yep, looking forward to it. Hope you all have a good week.