Two for Tuesday: Yesterday’s Mail

Since I still haven’t reimbursed myself for my sleep deficit that’s been going on since the 4th of July, and I have nothing especially brilliant on tap for Two for Tuesday, I’m going to cheat and just post yesterday’s mail: two “official” Postcrossing postcards.  The first postcard came from a sender right here in the USA, postmarked 1 July:

"Over the Town" by Marc Chagall

It’s a reproduction of Marc Chagall’s “Over the Town” which he apparently worked on for four years, from 1914-1918, and currently hangs in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.  This card contained no message except for a return address label (a label!).  In fairness, there is a smiley face drawn next to the Postcrossing postcard ID — but would it kill you to say hi?

By contrast, the second card is from a ten-year-old girl named Sanna, in Finland, postmarked 30 June:

See those bumps in the water? It's Nessie's Finnish cousin.

Unfortunately, the card yields no useful information about the scene or its location.  Sanna, however, seems especially chatty.  The message, as well as my address, were apparently (and laboriously) hand-written first in pencil, then traced over in ink: “Hi! My name is Sanna. I’m 10 y.o. I’m from Finland. I like dogs. I have got two dogs. I play the piano. I like bakeing. Bye-bye.”  Not too shabby, considering that she’s ten and English is not her native language — but my point is that she’s only ten, and she gets the point of sharing postcards with others.

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5 Responses

  1. Sheila says:

    I love that top card, but such a pity there was more or less no message. It’s happened to me a few times, and it’s disappointing somehow. On the other hand, my messages tend not to be like Sanna’s because I assume people are more interested in the subject matter of the card rather than me. Maybe that’s too impersonal but I do like to read what people have to say about the card they send.

  2. postcardy says:

    I am giving you an award for your blog. You can find it here:
    Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence.

  3. dmarks says:

    Didn’t they used to make movies out of celluloid?

  4. I like the Finnish lake card. Is that the Loch Ness monster I see rearing up from the depths?

    (I accidentally put this comment in the Spirit of 76 card posted earlier. That’s what I get for commenting after a couple of glasses of Chilean wine)

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