Monday, October 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Day 2018

Yes, it's Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. Canadian Thanksgiving  and what blog wouldn't start the day off without a Thanksgiving Day postcard, featuring a turkey.

No matter where we live , I guess many of the things we are thankful for are the same - life, health, freedom, family , love, time, waking up today, good friends, freedom of religion, vaccines, enough to eat , clean water and much much more.

Now here's a card for all the train people out there. This one highlights the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and the Norfolk Southern Heritage Locomotives. When I see a train , I'm always interested in the graffiti drawn on the cars. I think they would make a great postcard collection.

Christy may have visited the museum in Chattanooga on Sept 11th, but she posted her card in Baton Rouge the next day. She used a Star Trek stamp from 2016 and a Save Vanishing Species from 2011.

My next card shows a view of Remiremont, a town of about 7,500 people in north eastern France. Its principal shopping street is rue Charles de Gaulle and is shown on the card.  The statue at the end of the street is the Statue of the Volunteer of 1792. It was created by Paul-Francois Choppin in 1899. On the right side in the middle is the Remiremont Abbey.

Dominique used a stamp from 2015. It commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the ONF- National Forests Office.

Here's one more way to get your outgoing mail on the way.  Arrive at the mailbox on a sled. That's OK  if it's all downhill. This little guy with the sled dates from 1968. Interesting thing about this card is something that's printed on the reverse. It says ' printed in West Germany ' .  So that means the card is at least 28 years old. 

Hinrika used Flower definitive and a Numeral definitive along with a 2015 stamp featuring Baby Animals. It is from a set of two.

Now I have 2 cards from Sri Lanka to end the day. First is a look at 5 or 6 elephants in Pinnawela, the village in Sri Lanka , about 90 km from Colombo.The village is well known for its elephant orphanage , home to 88 of the gentle pachyderms.

Ravindra used a mini stamp collection on his card. The top left stamp is from 2018 and celebrates World Health Day. Top right, again from 2018, was issued for Vesak or Buddha Day. At lower right, from 2013, is a stamp issued for the 23rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. At lower left, a Butterfly stamp featuring the Sri Lankan Birdwing.

Ravindra's second card shows us a tea plantation at Nuwara Eliya, a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. It's name means 'city on the plain' or 'city of light '. It is often referred to as ' Little England' , as it does have a vaguely British -country-village feel to it.

This card arrived with 2 of the Sri Lankan Birdwing Butterfly stamps . Also it has a Peony Flower stamp from 2012.

There it is done for another time, That's the way I saw it today. Thanks for cards going out to Ravindra, Christy, Dominique, and Hinrika. Once again, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to one and all. Hope you all enjoyed your turkey. This is no time to be a turkey, not to mention Christmas. Take care.

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