Earlier this year, my daughter was in a school production of Seussical playing Mayzie La Bird. She was a great Mayzie! An extra treat for me is that the play features Mayzie sending a postcard. Mayzie asked Horton to watch her egg so she could have a rest – in Palm Beach
My daughter asked if I had a postcard of Palm Beach that they could use and I did (well, West Palm Beach). And it was even blank. So she wrote the postcard as Mayzie to Horton.
Here’s the front side:
So this is a first for the Collection – the first time one of the postcards was used as a prop in a play.
Here’s a postcard from my trip this past winter to Florida. It is a delightful example of the marvels that photo editting software has brought to postcards!
It does certainly look like where the fun is indeed! I sure wish I was frolicking thusly in tropical seas!
Today is Shark Awareness Day, so here’s a postcard in honour of the alpha predators of the sea that I got from my January trip to Florida:
I love postcards that have explain something of the local sites, history, or culture. Text-heavy postcards aren’t the most visually appealing of postcards – but this one is educational and visually appealing.
I’m surprised that a great white shark’s tooth isn’t significantly larger than the other sharks. See you do learn something from postcards!
I’ve mentioned before that I have a lot of postcards from Florida, United States. You’d be surprised that amongst the many postcards of ocean sunsets, palm-tree decked beaches, Disney World, and local wildlife there are quite a few of overweight people in bathing suits. These are normally accompanied by a mocking caption, such as this one I found on my last visit to Florida:
“Chocolate milkshake, cherry pie, count the dimples in my thigh! Florida, ya gotta love it!”
I like postcards that are odd shapes – officially these postcards are known as die cut. This recent find from my Florida trip below, however, gives new meaning to the term die cut!
Here’s another find from my recent time in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
This postcard has some remarkably bad photoshopping work prominently on display.
This postcard has got the front caption all wrong.
It should say “In Awhile Crocodile”.
Florida’s alligators live in fresh water, the Everglades for instance. It’s crocodiles that are found on the coast as they like salt and brackish waters. Florida’s gators are famous, but most people don’t know that Florida has crocs too. Florida is the only place in the world that has both crocodiles and alligators in the wild.
So this poor kid, soon to be supper, is likely encountering one of Florida’s crocodiles.