Tuesday, May 27, 2014

When Camping Spots were available anywhere.....anytime, Yosemite tale

In the late 1960's my Mother wanted to visit Yosemite.  She was ill and wanted to see it while she could.  We lived in Los Angeles and we had never been to Yosemite.  We had been to many other National Parks, wilderness areas but never to Yosemite.  We loaded up our tents into the car and drove to the park.  When we arrived at the campground there was no one at the entrance (a little building was there) no sign etc so like we have always done, we drove into the campground and found a spot,  It was a nice one, not too far from the Merced River.  After we set up a park employee came up and said we did not sign in for this spot.  We had never heard of this (true we had not camped for a few years) and said we did not know and we sure did not want to pack and move.  Happily they let us keep the "best spot in the whole campground." 

This postcard shows the Merced River, not where we camped but it is a lovely river flowing the the meadows of Yosemite Valley.  The women along the bridge are certainly enjoying the view.  I no longer camp in a tent, now using a trailer and we usually avoid the campgrounds in busy Yosemite as we can drive there easily for the day.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Celebrating Memorial Day A Postcard - The Capture of San Jaun Hill

This morning in town there is a Parade of Veterans and families honoring the soldiers that are buried at the cemetery.  American flags have been placed by each veteran.  This is a very busy holiday in Central California with lots of tourists about.  Our RV will remained parked, but as I sit in my recliner I can see the rental RV's driving by.  It will be a warm day close to 90 but I love the early mornings and evenings for sitting outside.  I just signed up for another Craftsy class on binding quilts so have projects lined up.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Letter to a wig dealer Hartung & Co 1887 Postal History Cover

Mr. Hartung....will you please send me one of a 26 in and two of a 19 in hair the shade of enclosed sample. There is a lady in ? for it will return the money immediately.....Yours (not sure of signature)
I wish there had been hair samples in envelope.  That would have been interesting.

Up for auction Cleck here.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Vignette on an old desk

Any desk, hutch would be a great place to display your postcards, old books and other ephemera.  

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quilt Show - Mariposa Piece Makers, Butterfly Days May 3, 2014 California

Lovely Quilts were on display at the Mariposa County Historical Museum, Central California.  They were sewn by members of the Mariposa Piece Makers.  This is just one of the celebrations that is part of the Annual Butterfly Days, the first weekend in May.
The museum is great place for outdoor displays of these handmade quilts.
This white picket fence is a unique way to display small quilt hangings.
Scottie dogs are always popular.
Right near the History Center riders are preparing for the Butterfly Days parade.

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