My Roots

I have previously shared that I like to collect postcards. It is not an obsessive hobby and there have been times in life that I did not bother with them. I will call it a casual hobby. I do participate with Postcrossing and it is so much fun to receive postcards from other countries. Along with this I also have a deep appreciation for vintage postcards. Life for me began in the community of Palm Springs, California, the year of 1951. I am a vintage along with the cards… Here and there I have picked up  postcards of Palm Springs.

DSCN0149I looked up the population for 1951 and it was around 45,000


DSCN0152I found these in an antique store recently in Silverton, Or. I graduated from Palm Springs High School in 1969. Many years of my life were primarily in desert communities around Palm Springs. On Christmas Day it will be a year that we have lived in Oregon. Yesterday, we had a new experience in a large city. The hustle and bustle of city life is not for me, but I can appreciate sight-seeing and capturing what I can with my camera.

DSCN0382A window view of where we spent our day.

17 thoughts on “My Roots

  1. I have some vintage post cards from the Los Angeles area that Dear’s parents had. I’ve only been in Palm Springs twice in my days in Southern California. Once in the 60’s for a parade with my junior high school and once in the early 70’s with my girlfriend and her mother…


  2. My dad collected postcards, though mostly for the stamps and postmarks. I like them, especially the kind you have here. They have such a lovely, nostalgic feel to them. I still pick up postcards of places I visit, although they’re getting harder to find. It’s a shame, but I suppose people don’t send postcards as regularly as they used to.


  3. When I first read the title I thought, “is she talking about her hair?” Then I thought, “No. Read on,” and I noticed that we are born in the same year and graduated in the same year – opposite sides of the U. S. It was fun looking at these. 🙂


  4. Enjoyed seeing your postcards. In college, my roommate, a history major, collected historic postcards. Years later I saw a book entitled, Hot Springs in Vintage Postcards by Steven Hanley. He and his brother ended up doing a series of books using their vast collection of cards.

    Enjoying your blog.


    1. I am glad you did.. I started collecting in elementary school, well not the vintage ones. Just saved the ones friends sent me when they were on vacation. That’s cool about the book. Over the summer I followed a few people that hiked the PCT. My son hiked it when he was a young man, so therefore the interest.. Take care and thank you!


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