Thursday, July 30, 2020

Happy Mail


Elizabeth and Bleubeard kindly sent me the ATC, Cat in a Teacup,celebrating the 7th anniversary of the Tuesday Tea  Parties. I love it.

Even though I didn't participate in the exchange, Elizabeth also included some ephemera to use in future art projects. She sent a colorful napkin, 2 ticket (which might be used for my entry into 2 future T Day posts  😺), a musical note, A (two notes below middle C), an 8 of Cups Tarot card, a postcard of the Palacio de Gobierno (State Capitol Building) in Chihuahua, Mexico, and a flash card.

The flashcard made me laugh as it brought back memories  of Ma drumming the multiplication tables in my head. She took the flashcards with her when we went to visit Grandma (her mother) in East Boston. Ma and I sat in the back seat of the green Studebaker Dad drove.  The Brother got to ride shotgun. All the way through the endless miles (ok, it's not quite a mile long but with the flash cards it felt like forever) of the Callahan Tunnel (East Boston is an island and the tunnel runs underneath Boston Hahbah ), she'd hold up a flash card What's 9 times 1? 😺

Thank you, Elizabeth and Bleubeard for thinking of me. Your package was a complete surprise.

32 comments:

  1. That IS some happy mail! :-) Wonderful! And the memories... priceless.

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  2. This was a surprise in the mail for me too-loved the story with the flash cards when you were growing up

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  3. This is some NICE happy mail CJ. Elizabeth was very busy getting packages for everyone this year. Have a great day. We have some rain right now. Hope it stops so I can walk. hugs-Erika

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    1. Sun is shining brightly. No rain here. We could use it.

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  4. Score On The Parcel - Enjoy The Rest Of The Month

    Cheers

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  5. What a nice surprise! Enjoy all your goodies. :D

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  6. It was nice of Elizabeth to send us all goodies, enjoy!Valerie

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    1. Indeed. I thought any surprises would be just for the T Day exchangers

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  7. Great gifts and happy mail! Ahh yes, flash cards ... I remember them well indeed! lol

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  8. Surprise mail makes a great day!

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  9. CJ, what a nice and awesome surprise from Elizabeth, bleu and squiggles !!!

    and I agree, flash cards can make 10 feet seem like to the sun and back

    HAHBAH ....great "translation" !! ☺☺☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. Hahbah. Spelled the same way it's pronounced in these parts. 😺

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  10. Loved this post. Especially the story of the multiplication cards:) Good on Elizabeth:)

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  11. cute collection and i think the flash card adds to it all.

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  12. Lovely gifts, happy mail indeed :)

    All the best Jan

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  13. Goodness, CJ. I was mowing all day and didn't get on the internet after early this morning. I'm glad you enjoyed the gifts. The musical note is a flash card, too, but it's very specific and rather old. I'm glad you got these because you have been so kind to me over the past few years since I've known you.

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  14. Fun goodies to receive in the mail.

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  15. Wasn't that thoughtful of Elizabeth! Such a sweet idea :)

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    1. Elizabeth is very thoughtful. Bleubeard, too.

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