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February 8, 2010

Postcard of the Week: Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Alabama 1959

Filed under: Alabama,Places To Visit,Postcards — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This week’s postcard was sent to Mrs. E. P. Bejot in Ainsworth, Nebraska on June 23, 1959.

Bellingrath Gardens Mobile, Alabama

The postcard reads:

Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Ala.

Fountain and Courtyard, looking toward the Isle-Au-Oies River along one of the picturesque flagstone walks.

Pub. by Deep South Specialties, Inc., P.O. Box 1802, Jackson, Miss.

Color photo by WM. W. Lavendar

Bellingrath Gardens Mobile Alabama

The letter to Mrs. Bejot reads:

Henrie has a 3 Day Pass, so we drove over here this a.m. to visit some of the interesting places. Went thru these 60 acres of Bellingrath Gardens this afternoon – really fabulous. Stopped at Pensacola as they came over, went thru old J. R. Pickens, etc. – will go back tomorrow. Is pretty hot here now but am so thankful for air conditioners – have a good one in motel where we are staying tonite. Hope all are well.

Love, Pearle

Pearle sent many postcards to Mrs. Bejot over the years and this one is beautiful. She must have been a devoted friend/daughter/sister. However they were related, Mrs. Bejot saved Pearle’s postcards with care.

Bellingrath Gardens still enthralls visitors today.


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Bellingrath Gardens
12401 Bellingrath Road, Theodore, AL
Phone: (251) 973-2217‎

Here is a slideshow of photos from the gardens:

February 5, 2010

Winning Big in Vegas

Filed under: Nevada,Places To Visit,Tourist Attractions — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

I saw this vintage advertisement and it made me think of Las Vegas.

Winning Big in Vegas

The best way to win it big in Las Vegas is EASY. Here is the secret:

DO NOT GAMBLE!

If you go to Las Vegas, stay in a nice hotel for a low price, eat at the fancy restaurants for nearly nothing and enjoy the museums, exhibits and attractions without gambling, then you come out a winner every time.

Photo via: vintage_ads: Winning Big In Vegas

February 3, 2010

PostSecret: Meeting Mickey at Disneyland

Filed under: Amusement Parks,California,Places To Visit — Laura Moncur @ 9:43 am

This postcard from PostSecret made me so happy.

Here is the front of the card:

PostSecret: Mickey

It reads:

Your pal, Mickey Mouse
Love, Minnie Mouse XOXO

Here is the back of the card:

PostSecret: Mickey

It reads:

The best part of my job is seeing your child’s face as they meet their “best friend.” Don’t ruin it by rushing them for a pic. Hearing them talk is the best part!

I love knowing that the people who play the characters at Disneyland actually CARE about the kids. I had seen an inkling of it, watching them sign the autograph books for the children, but knowing that my thoughts are true makes me want to visit The Happiest Place on Earth again.

How long until I can go to Disneyland again?


PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.

February 1, 2010

Postcard of the Week: Logging Truck October 1963

Filed under: Places To Visit,Postcards,Washington — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This week’s postcard was sent to Mrs. Eugene Bejot in Ainsworth, Nebraska on October 1963.

Logging Truck Washington

The postcard reads:

Logging Truck

One of the most thrilling sights in the West is these large diesel trucks hauling logs on mountain roads.

Postcard to Mrs. Eugene Bejot

The letter to Mrs. Bejot reads:

Wed a.m.

Hi: Wish you were here! It has been warm and sunny. Watched the bowling games last nite. Melvin plays. Gail will be 13 tomorrow and we are going to her b.d. party Thurs eve. Mildred and I have just been to the store, they do have such nice grocery stores here and close enough to walk to. Will be leaving Seattle at 8 am Sunday.

Bye now, Maude

The postmark is from Everett Washington, which is a small town north of Seattle.


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