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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wedneday - Hump Day

What did your state or town look like back in the days of penny picture postcards?

Click on the state and then on the county name to see actual postcards from that area...pretty neat. A penny went a long way, then!

Click here: Penny Postcard

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35 comments:

Sarah (Nikki) said...

HI Chatty....pennies went a long way????? Hard to believe now with even a piece of bubble gum costing .25. Hope you're relaxing after Christmas.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's easy to forget that once pennies held value...

Changes in the wind said...

That was neat...thanks for sharing the web site:)

Nancy said...

Love this post....so much fun to go and check my state and especially the area where I grew up....Thanks for sharing this....

I hope you are getting to relax some....I am surely trying...hahaha

Lynn said...

I decided to click on my home town so went to Georgia > Baldwin County (Milledgeville, GA) - there were the usual suspects - antebellum governors' mansion, one of the college buildings, old courthouse, but I am intrigued by the one with the "cotton tiers" and wonder what those buildings are behind them.

Modern Day Disciple said...

Love this- what a neat link! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Very neat!

Sandra said...

this is fun, i went to Florida and Bradenton where i now live, then went to Savannah Ga where i was born and raised, my next visit will be KY where i lived and loved and then will show hubby PA... this is cool. the bad thing is i am old enough to remember penny post cards and penny candy and penny gum. now 100 penny's will not even buy a cup of coffee or a coke.

Susan said...

That was SO COOL, Sandie. One hotel I know of, the Maplewood, is now condominiums!

Also loved the quote. Would like to have that done nicely in calligraphy and then framed.

"One kind word can warm three winter months." Japanese Proverb

Thanks for a nice start to the day! Susan

Shug said...

How neat! Believe it or not, I still collect every single penny and put it away....Who knows! I especailly love finding all those "Pennies from Heaven" on the ground..

Hugs...
Shug

Eva Ason said...

Very Nice! :-)

Tiffanee said...

That was so cool! Thanks for sharing!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for following Red Rose Alley. I really enjoy your posts, as they are simple and filled with beauty, peace, and fun. I hope the New Year brings you much joy.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Wishing you a Merry Christmas season and a Happy and Blessed New Year, Catherine xo

SweetMarie said...

This is really cool Sandie! I checked out Orlando and saw a very popular coffee shop, Ronnies. They had the best desserts there and so many people were sad when they did away with it. I would go there as a kid with my mom while out shopping. It was only a few miles from my home.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thanks fun! Thanks for sharing this fun link. Hope your having a great day.

Belle said...

I found my home town and I'm going to blog some of the postcards! Thanks Sandie, I really enjoyed looking back.

Thisisme. said...

What a great idea. Pity it doesn't cover over here in England. Hope all is well with you my friend.

Nezzy said...

I remember penny postcards! Yep, I am that old...oops..did I type that out loud?? Heehehee!

This was fun!

I don't spend my pennies. They go in a jar and have come in handy when things got tight and I needed a perm or some other girly thang!

God bless and have a fantastic New Year sweetie!!! :o)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very interesting! Checked out where I live now, am going to go to where I was raised...QUEENS, NY! Hope you're having a great day!

Lost_without_a_Map said...

Hey, that was kind of cool. It was like a play and blog kind of thing =) Wasn't there talk at one point about doing away with the penny?

Ginny said...

I used to get a two scoop ice-cream cone for five cents.

Gloria said...

That sure was cool! Thanks for sharing this! Gloria

Ann said...

those are really cool.

Flora said...

Cool site!...and your Proverb...one kind word to warm 3 cold months? Have you been to Alberta ....LOL

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cool!! I'm heading off now! Thank you! blessings ~ tanna

Sue said...

I am always mad at myself for never finding enough time in the day to stop by and read your blog because from the very beginning you always have the coolest things that you write about..... I need to find more time in the new year to read this every day.....
Glad you like Miss B's calendar...I think daughter did a great job this year.....of course they have only been in NYC since October so she put this years together pretty fast.....She has such a creative mind and the baby loves to have her picture taken......what was your favorite month?;;;I loved the big Coke bottle glasses at the public library....
See you sometime in January for lunch.......love, Sue

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I checked out my home town. This brought tears to my eyes and some lovely memories.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

How cool is that! I have some postcards from back in those days from my Grandmother. A couple of from the town I live in now.
Amazing!
*hugs*deb

BlueShell said...

Hi...
I sure will...
Thank You!
BShell

Rhonda said...

You always provide such cool interest on your blog....this is too cool..headed that way now to check out Arkansas....

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love looking at those, and I get lost because I've moved so many times and I want to see all my old cities.

Janie said...

How fun this way to see these photographs of Sonoma County, in California where I live. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thank you for calling attention to Penny Postcards! I have added it to the list for a future Sites To See.

Sharon said...

Loved the postcards - really cool. It's rather amazing how things have changed (and not for the good in most cases, huh?!)

I miss the old days.

I miss being young in the old days.

xo