Canadians love vacationing in Florida and I have a vault of postcards to prove it. As much as we love to get away at this time of year to the sun and sand, we equally seem to love sending a postal thumbed nose to those we leave behind still suffering in the freeze and frost. Hence this postcard that recently arrived:
These “you vs. me” Florida postcards are almost as ubiquitous as an ocean sunset postcard. Our insufferable winters make people do desperate things after they escape.
Here’s the backside of the postcard:
“Don’t you wish you were here, today’s temperature is X!”
“Hi! We had a good drive to Key West! No snow! The weather has been great, not too hot. The new house should be here in two weeks but we won’t be able to move him in until the interior work is done. Not much else new for now.”
Just back a few days from our sunny holiday in Florida and we come back to frigid temperatures and heaps of snow. At least we’re not Buffalo with their tons of snow!
Here’s a postcard that tries to the see the positive display:
I picked up this postcard a few months ago at a local dollar store along with some other cheapo postcards. The flaws in colour and the film marks on the edges are on the original.
But this image does reflect the view here in Ontario. It’s too early in the season for this though. But again, at least we’re not Buffalo! But winter has even started yet officially, so our turn will no doubt come.
Today, is the first day of winter. But as I indicated in my title, I like in Canada and the first day of winter for most of the country is more like November 15 or earlier. We’ve had tons of snow already in Toronto, but not quite like this:
Pictures like this makes snow seem so pretty. Certainly, a lot prettier when you have machinery shovelling all the snow away, instead of me (sedentary geek that I am, this is a heart attack waiting to happen).
Here’s the reverse side of the postcard:
“Montreal – Snow at St.Louis Square”
“Hey Glen, When it snows in Montreal, it snows hard! Good weekend here at show. Great hotel – with outdoor heated pool on roof! Glad this is my last show for a bit. Am tuckered out!”
Lately, the snow is melting here and instead of a white Christmas we may get an ice Christmas. Yucky and dangerous. Winter – yeah!