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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Your Fortune ... If born in May [1910]

From our collection of old postcards ...


Now, we're just sharing old postcards, so don't take offense if you don't like your fortune. On the other hand, if you think it's right-on let us know!

We like the flower and birthstone at the top. Do you know the flower Fleur de lis? We had to look it up and found this online:   The English translation of "fleur-de-lis" (sometimes spelled "fleur-de-lys") is "flower of the lily."

This old card was mailed May 4, 1910.  Why May 5 is written in the message area is anyone's guess ... birthday?



Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

15 comments:

  1. Hello John, a wonderful card from your collection! The flower and birthstone are nice! I wonder what the fortune has for December.. Have a happy day!

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  2. The advice of being careful in who to find for one's friends and associates is right on and probably true for everyone.
    You asked where my Dad lived after 1946 - well, he first went to Giessen University to study and become a veterinarian like his father. In 1955 he married my mother who was a refugee from the East, and they lived in Lower Saxony near Lueneburg. In 1964, after having taken an additional study course in Berlin we moved to Northrhine-Westphalia where my parents spent the rest of their lives. My brother eventually moved back to Lower Saxony and I moved to Tuebingen in Southwest Germany where I lived for more than 20 years before we moved to California.

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  3. What a fabulous card, John!

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  4. I didn't know there's a Federal Shoe Office

    The bureaucracy is just out of hand.

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  5. Wonder what the federal shoe office is all about for Miss C.?

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  6. It's like taking a trip into the past to see this card. It does make you wonder, with that cryptic message of a simple date. :-)

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  7. A wonderful, old card for a May birthday!

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  8. I was married in May. does that count?

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  9. I was born in May. It's always interesting to see what "May babies" are like. I think there is some truth in it but is probably true for many other birthday months :-)

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  10. I'll have to wait till July. The photos of Seattle were gorgeous....:)

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  11. My birthday is this month, but the card doesn't sound like me. : )

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  12. Hi John, I featured you on my latest blog post :)

    I posted about fleur-de-lis before but I can't remember which postcard. Do you believe in fate and destiny determined by months and star signs? I am born in Feb and always regarded as crazy given that the month has incomplete days on it!

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