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 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.