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August 14, 2009

Postcard Memories

I have been spending some time immersed in the Penny Postcards from New Mexico site (the link, a gift from my mom-in-law).

A lot of these cards predate me, but they also evoke lots of chest squeezing, heart wrenching homesickness.

My folks lived in Albuquerque back in the 1950's, so as a kid, I loved to look through their photo albums and see my folks so young and vibrant, and the fair city of Albuquerque so sparse yet growing. A young town with an active military base.

Seeing these postcards makes me melancholy, but in that good way.

Look at this one, the venerable old Kimo Theater. A little worse for the wear these days, but still...a beautiful building.

Seeing this postcard I have a million memories of walking down Central, past the Kimo, on my way to who knows where (stores, bars, restaurants, etc!).

Speaking of Central Ave, how about this one:

Wow. Did it every really look like that? And yet, it did. Really, only in my dreams anymore, I suppose.

And this one makes me laugh right out loud.

Entitled "Scenic Drive Through Carlsbad Caverns National Park".

Yeeeah, it might be a *bit* of a stretch to call the area around Carlsbad "scenic", but I do love the, erm..."artistic license" they took with the colors of the landscape in this postcard:

Good stuff, fun to see all the postcards. It's a contented sigh I have as I look through them all.

Oh Fair New Mexico...missing you today.

Happy Weekend, everyone!

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