Monday, September 22, 2014

Autumn Again

One of a series of postcard images copyrighted by S S Porter in 1906, featuring the change of seasons, seems especially appropriate for today. The Autumn season begins today, September 22nd, at 7:29 PM PDT. We posted this card a few years ago and just can't think of anything better for today. We like the bears and rabbits and the drawing nailed up behind them. The card has writing around the edges but it has faded to the extent that we can't read it. The postmark is also somewhat uncertain, but we believe it was mailed in October, 1908. Someone removed the stamp before we took possession.

There are four of these cards ... one for each season.

We don't know the meaning of St. John under the A U T U M N drawing ...

We especially like the idea of a catered lunch but will leave it up to you to decide what's in the bottle.

Ahhh ... for the days when R. R. #1 got the card delivered ... no zip code needed!

Here at John's Island we have been on break ... sabbatical ... vacation ... leave, or whatever you want to call it ... we just haven't been posting since September 5th.  We have been doing some travelling and will share some photos and commentary in future posts. As for right now, we simply wish you a fine Fall.

If you are inclined to know more about today's autumnal equinox, here is some info from

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Glad you're back. I missed you. Happy Fall, John! :-)

  2. Hi, John...we've missed you, and these post cards are great. I used to live at a RR2 in the country and now the address has five numbers and a street address! Could St. John be from the island?

  3. Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your travels.

  4. Such a cute card. Glad to know you were travelling and have made it safely home.


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