Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Grand Announcement and Two Cards

Here we go with another update. This one could be the final entry for year 2010. I'm not 100 percent sure about that of course but we will see. Just in case that it is , Happy New Year to one and all. I hope you all receive many postcards, covers and stamps in the coming year. Now to end the year , what better way , than with another Grand Announcement.

Today , my lovely Teena and I were blessed with the arrival of our 5th grandchild, our 4th grandson. Will Parker Anthony Moores entered the world this morning. He's quite a handsome little man and a great pleasure to behold. No pink this time unlike this past October, when pink was the order of the day.

Postcards, oh yes, right, sorry. Hope I didn't lose anyone here.

Luxembourg and Belarus. Both cards were received through Postcrossing.

Luxembourg , at 2.586 square kilometres , is one of the small countries. The card from Anne shows a number of attractions including Adolphe Bridge, an arch bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. Built between 1900 and 1902, the bridge has become an unofficial national symbol, representing Luxembourg's independence. Anne used quite a nice stamp from 2004. It is 1 of a set of 3 issued to commemorate the National Museum of Art and History.

On to Belarus. It's good to receive a card from there but I have to wonder. The last 2 cards that I have sent to Belarus have failed to arrive there after more than 60 days on the go. Maria sent this card which shows a church somewhere in the country. Perhaps in Minsk as she is from there but I don't know for sure. The stamps here are just the regular, everyday flower and animal stamps from 2008. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of them. It seems every postcard I receive from Belarus lately has some combination of these stamps. I know , being a stamp collector for as long as I have, that I should be happy with my lot . And I am , but come on, use some of your other stamps. I checked the Belarus stamps in my online catalogue and they have issued some wonderful and beautiful ones, but they never arrive on postcards.

That's my spiel for today. As I said, just in case I don't get back here tomorrow ....................

Thanks for visiting and reading and also for your many contributions of postcards, stamps and even a few covers. Thanks also for your comments , I love it when you do. So ..................................


Ana said...

wow Glenn!!! Congrats!!! You must be feeling very happy and a proud granddad :) May they all grow up happy and healthy surrounded with love...and dont spoil them too much (though I know thats what grandparents task is :))

and Happy New Year to you! Wishing you all the best in the year to come, and lots of nice surprises in your mailbox! Maybe some from Macedonia as well :P

Ria and Mike said...

Congrats and my very best to you.
Happy new year also.
In 1.3.2011 mail i have sent you a sdakota postcard. thankyou for the canadian rockies spiral tunnels card. i like it very much x