Friday, September 12, 2014

Florida! 1991 Postcard

 OK, first of all, I had to hurry and put something new on the blog because every time I logged in all I saw was "hemorrhoids" from the last post.  Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there kind of is. It's one of those words that make you pull back from the screen just a little and murmur 'oh my'. What better to detract from the previous post than a lovely picture of a palm tree, courtesy of Florida.

Someone from Denmark visited Florida in 1991. I can't make out the exact date, but for their sake I hope it wasn't too humid and hot. I'm so used to finding old things in my books, that these newer finds often throw me off center. In my mind, 1991 was like yesterday. You know you're getting older if you agreed with me when you saw this. Good thing we are all like a fine wine, we just keep getting better!

Check out the stamp, Harriet Quimby, Pioneer Pilot. Harriet Quimby was an early American aviator and a movie screenwriter. In 1911, she was awarded a U.S. pilot's certificate by the Aero Club of America, becoming the first woman to gain a pilot's license in the United States. I would recommend looking her up, she's quite fascinating. I had to add an image of her, check out those boots! Fashion creators of the world, let's bring those back! Actually, styles from the the 20's also, minus all the fur. Animal lover. :)