Friday, September 23, 2011

Shorter Days Ahead

Hello friends, followers, and visitors. Here at John's Island we like to celebrate the seasons. It's hard to say, but perhaps Fall is our favorite. S. S. Porter did a good job of capturing the essence of the seasons back in 1906 when he published postcards like the one above. For those of you who live in parts of the world where there is only one season (weather-wise) there are times when I admire you, but most of the time I think you're missing something.

Back in 1906 things were a bit less complicated and, apparently, it was easy to send Marie this card with only her name, town, and state, and, oh-by-the-way, Rural Route #1. Wish the stamp was still there, but it is gone. The price was right for delivery though: one cent in the US.

We extend to all of you wishes for a fine Fall.


  1. Lovely post, John. Nice to see you & I hope you have a pleasant Fall!

  2. I LOVE Fall too ... but sad to see Summer leave. It seems like it went by really quickly.

    What a cool postcard. I bet in some rural towns (like the one I used to live in) you could still get mail with just your name, town and state.
    I used to live on Rural Route 1 :)

  3. John, so nice to see you are back blogging. I've missed your wonderful posts! I hope you had a delightful summer.

    I truly enjoyed reading this post. Love the post card. So simple but it captures the feel of the autumn season. Oh my! 1 cent for a stamp. Unheard of these days! You have quite a fabulous collection. As always, a joy to visit your blog.


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