Monday, September 4, 2023

I found my Aunt and Uncle on EBay!!

The other day I was looking on Ebay for a postcard of Davis Baskets, (see my previous blog post). Davis Basket was near the Lake of the Ozarks. I was searching for postcards of Lake of the Ozarks. 

Sometime in the 1940, my dad's brother James O. Cardwell purchased a resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Or he could have even built it himself. I remember going there in the 50's and 60's. 

The resort was named Silver King Resort. He was a vacuum salesman for the company bearing the same name. I have his business card and several other postcards.

But then I see this postcard listed for $4.  It also showed the back side dated 1952 (the year of my birth). I started reading and fast forwarded to the signature. Immediately I recognized it was my dad's sister Faye!  My Aunt Faye, my quilt mentor, my baking mentor, my I can do it mentor.

She had written it to her husband's cousin. 

SOLD, I had to have the card.


This is another one of his cards in my collection.

This is a postcard my grandmother sent to her dad, My great Grandfather. 

Bernard Hammer was born June 20, 1862, and died Nov 20, 1932

This Thanksgiving card was sent by my great grandparents to my grandma and grandpa November 26, 1925.

I'm not a serious postcard collector, but I do have a book full. A lot have come from Cousin Bob and Rita when they were traveling. She finds ones that I'd have a connection with. 

Rita calls this big letter postcard. 

Another one from Rita, a Dale Chihuly glass exhibit. Her and I love looking at his beautiful works!  She even went to see is display two weeks ago in St Louis, Missouri.

Frank Lloyd Wright House, also from Rita. Another thing that we like and have in common.

Wardsville is the town closed to us. We were married in Wardsville. This card is dated June 24, 1914. The name Rodeman still is a common name in the town too. 

The Meta card, a town just 10 miles south from postmarked Meta, Missouri. Unfortunately, I can't read the date. 

This beautiful funeral home is in Jefferson City. It has sadly been neglected and is in very sad shape now. 

The bridge across the Missouri in Jefferson City. Now there are two bridges side by side. 

Busch's Florist. A local florist since 1924 I think, oldest flower shop west of the Mississippi river. It still looks pretty much the same. The family that started this business, also built the lake behind my house, known as Busch's lake.

This postcard shows my husband's craft in the top right circle. 

This is my brother and his family. He sent it to Mom and Dad in 1988! 

It's always fun to browse through a box at antique shops or Ebay. You never know what you might find!

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