Happy Thanksgiving! This pleasant vintage Thanksgiving postcard features pumpkins, late-season cornstalks and a modest little house.
The fun comes on the back. The card was mailed from somewhere in Baltimore to a woman named Alice Kohler in Felton, Pennsylvania (York County). The message states:
"Dear Friend,So, who or what do we think Blinky is? Man or beast? I suppose it could be a cow (a saucy cow?) or a pig (a saucy pig?).
I am back in the city and working now. I hope this card will find you and your family all well. I saw Blinky tonight. She is still Fat, Ragged and Saucy.
Love to all,
I guess we'll never, ever know. Oh well.
BUT WAIT. On a whim, I did a Google search for "fat, ragged and saucy," and here's one of the things I found. It's a page from 1824's Select Proverbs of all Nations: illustrated with notes and comments. To which is added, a Summary of Ancient Pastimes, etc. with an Analysis of the Wisdom of the Ancients, and of the Fathers of the Church, by Thomas Fielding.
So perhaps Blinky is a person. We'll still never know, though.
Previous Thanksgiving posts to browse
while dozing off after your meal
- Public service announcement that's still relevant
- Bettina's Thanksgiving in the country (and more meal suggestions)
- Nostalgic school bulletin-board material for Thanksgiving
- Three colorful vintage Thanksgiving postcards featuring turkeys
- Stock photo of pilgrims and a dead turkey from a 1940 magazine
- 1971 Thanksgiving gift edition of Ideals magazine
- If you still need a Thanksgiving dessert, make some strawberry pie
- I'd blame the tryptophan, but cat pileups like this happen every day