As if this little verse is not enough to win a young lady's heart, here's what was written on the reverse . . .
'Dear Lily, Just a line to let you know I am alright hoping you are the same I shall hope to see you tonight at 7.30 god help you if you don't turn up well I hope you have got your lips alright again for I feel in good trim so don't forget I remain your's etc Enville xxx'
I'm presuming that Enville put it in an envelope to keep the content for Lily's eyes only.
Printed in Berlin, the postcard itself dates from pre WW1, maybe sent around 1910 ~ 1912. Well taking a look at the 1911 census, there are only two 'Enville's'. An 'Enville Angel' who was a sailor and an 'Enville Howard' who lived in West Bromwich. Maybe it was sent by one of them, although neither went on to marry a Lily. Perhaps she never turned up.
Two 'orphaned' snaps from the 1930s. Shirley, who was much loved and much photographed. As we had a fair covering of snow this morning (all gone now and the sun is shining), I thought I'd include one of Shirley in the snow on a day many moons ago which looked to promise more snow.
The dog is named 'Peter', the names of the boy and his mother are unknown. A lot of found snapshots include the name of a pet but not a person. I doubt that they themselves needed a reminder of the pet's name, but this way they ensured that those of us viewing the picture years on would know.
I think this 'picture' comes from one of those souvenir packs of, say, 12 images of 'your holiday destination', nicely packaged in a little envelope.
As I was wondering what to post (which believe me can take a while, sometimes nearly all day before a decision is made), I was reading the BBC news, in particular this story about the flooding on the south coast, when I thought I recognised the Lido. So a brief (!) search through my scanned pictures and I found the above souvenir photo, probably from the 1940s or 1950s.
For the theme of 'folk art' I have two stamps which compared with the stamps I usually show, are quite recent in date. Firstly a Canadian stamp issued in 1996, showing a sculpture, 'The spirit of Haida Gwaii'.
Next this 1987 stamp from Nicaragua commemorating the '5th centenary of the meeting of the two worlds' which refers (I think) to the discovery of America.
I'm participating in Viridian's Sunday stamps, clicking the icon below will take you there.