Monday, September 28, 2015

Ephemera for Lunch #26:
August harvest & unhelpful cat

This week's theme of "Ephemera for Lunch" is Soviet Union-era postcards...

I had to use Google Translate to get through the printed text on the back of the postcard.

It's titled "August" and the caption translates to something like this:
Chupka helped Masha dig the potatoes very well. Ivan went to pull the carrot. And Cirrus helped nobody; he became friends with Steppe the scarecrow and did not leave him.
So the subtle lesson, perhaps, is that cats did not fit in well and do their required share within the Marxist–Leninist state.

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