Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year from 1936


I found this card about 20 years ago and have been using it as a bookmark ever since. It's written in French and I just love the writing script. It was written 75 years ago. I wonder if the writer was aware of the world events which would result in war in three years time. I wonder about the writer's life and hope that it was a good, happy, meaningful life.
I thought of my parents this morning, who are long gone from me, and surmised what they would have been doing in 1936, in Scotland. My father would have been a young man in a Highland fishing village running "the shop" a busy, general merchandise store. And my mother, whose first langauge was Gaelic, would have been a student in Edinburgh not long arrived to that beautiful city from the Hedbridean Island of South Uist.
Here's what I wish for all of us in 2011 - Peace - Joy - Hope - Prosperity - and most of all -Happiness

7 comments:

24 Corners said...

Happy New Year Marian!!! I'm so glad you visited 24C and introduced yourself...you have a very nice blog also and I wish you all the best with it. Your French card is delightful...do you know what it says?
Henry and Rosie are adorable...and I love your freshly 'acquired' special space, it's wonderful! I'm an obsessed magazine lover also, it's always a challenge finding good space for them!
And, thank you very much for the follow...I was hoping to reach 80 by New Years and you were it!!! :)
xo Jessica~

Bonnie said...

Hi Marian, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and the very kind comment. I also have ancestors from the Scottish Highlands from long ago. You have some wonderful interesting posts and I hope you keep going with your blog too! Happy New Year! Bonnie

LPC said...

Happy New Year! What a beautiful card.

Paul C said...

What a beautiful postcard with the accompanying writing. I like how you surmise what your parents were doing in '36. My parents were struggling to make a home in a new country Canada, in the midst of the Depression.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It's lovely. Happy New Year from Sicily.

Trix said...

That's so cool - I love vintage items like that. Voices speaking to us from the past ...

Primrose Patch said...

Thank you for stopping by my Patch, and your lovely comments. York is one of my favourite Towns. You must visit it when you come to the UK.
Happy New Year,from Primrose Patch in the borders.