Category: Holidays

Happy Valentine’s Day

My collection of “cat stuff” includes new and vintage valentines. This die cut valentine is from the 1960s. It folds and stands up.  The back shows Gladys gave the valentine to Mary Ellen. It may have been given at a school valentine party. Remember those! This week I passed out valentines to health care workers …

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Happy New Year

A Mewsical Party A word art display advises me to Laugh More and Stress Less. This Tuck postcard featuring amorphized cats makes me laugh. Stress exacerbates Parkinson’s.  Anything I can do to minimize or eliminate stress helps me live my best life now. Raphael Tuck & Sons used to be the world’s largest postcard publisher. …

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Happy Valentine’s Day

One of my favorite hobbies is photographing my cats Chauncey, Grace, and Maggie Mae. I also like to go on photo shoots with their siblings when I visit my brother in the country. The tuxedo cat Boots understands  when I say “let’s go on a photo shoot.” He prances, climbs, struts, and sits. He loves …

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Grandma’s Teachings: Honor Loved Ones on Decoration Day

I am a part of all that I have touched and that has touched me. ~Thomas Wolfe My most precious memory of my grandma, Charlotta Estella Seyb Mohr, is spending countless hours by her side at an impressive round oak pedestal table with animal claw feet. I adored her and enjoyed spending time at her …

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A Vintage Happy Valentine’s Day

If you’ll cook up a liking for me My Valentine I’ll waiter round for you I collect vintage valentines and all stuff feline. So here you go! This is an anthropomorphic valentine, circa 1930s. The diecut valentine stands 4 1/2″ tall and folds in four places. The manufacturer is unknown. Blessings! Linda

Merry Christmas Greeting

My sister Donna and I are postcard collectors. She likes Christmas, Easter, patriotic and presidential themes. I look for cats on cards during our treasure hunting jaunts. Categorized as ephemera, postcards typically are paper-based and printed for a short-term purpose. They are not expected to be kept, cherished or collected. This Christmas postcard was hand-delivered …

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Grandma’s Teachings: Honor Loved Ones on Decoration Day

I am a part of all that I have touched and that has touched me. ~Thomas Wolfe My most precious memory of my grandma, Charlotta Estella Seyb Mohr, is spending countless hours by her side at an impressive round oak pedestal table with animal claw feet. I adored her and enjoyed spending time at her …

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Reflections on 5 Year Parkinson’s Anniversary

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~ Louisa Mae Alcott Five years ago on an ordinary beautiful South Florida day, May 13, 2014, I left my neurologist’s …

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Happy Easter

  This antique Raphael Tuck & Sons Easter postcard was chromographed  in Bavaria in 1910. It is part of Artistic Easter Postcard Series with floral and rural setting,  Lilies and a cross are to the left and trees are to the right of road.  The unique card is beaded. Blessings! Linda

Happy Valentine’s Day

  I collect vintage valentines. This die-cut mechanical valentine was made in Germany.  A back lever moves the cat’s big green eyes and pink tongue. This whimsical valentine is from the 1930s. This sweet gray cat is a die-cut stand up valentine. The incredible blue eyes are captivating. The stand up legs fold out with the …

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