Friday, 31 May 2019

A Postcard A Day - Friday 31 May 2019 - Friday Smiles

Hello lovely people,
Here we are again at the end of the week (and at the end of the month). I hope you are all well.
We have just come back from our trip to Italy. I'll tell you more, but first let's have a look at my postcards. This postcard with the stamps was included in an order I did for postcards from Poland. The company is called Postrabbits. Someone called Sylvia wrote the card thanking me for visiting Postrabbit (and ordering) and she hopes their postcards make me smile. Well, they certainly do. 
 The next card comes from the USA. It features the Miller High Life Girl In The Moon through the years. Emily writes: "Hello from Wisconsin. I hope you like the Girl in the Moon, the mascot for Miller beer which is made locally. The card shows how she changed over time."
 The stamps are great and Emily has added some cute stickers too. The stamp in the middle shows Cordell Hull. I have written about him before in my blog of the 26th of April (Link here). He is a Nobel Prize winner. Benjamin West:

Benjamin West  (October 10, 1738 – March 11, 1820) was a British North American history painter around and after the time of the American War of Independence and the Seven Years' War. He was the second president of the Royal Academy in London, serving from 1792 to 1805 and 1806 to 1820. He was offered a knighthood by the British Crown, but declined it, believing that he should instead be made a peer.[1] He said that "Art is the representation of human beauty, ideally perfect in design, graceful and noble in attitude."
As you might know the weather in Italy was awful. It rained almost non-stop for two weeks. So lots of indoor activities. My four year old grandson goes to a little swimming class every Saturday morning. They teach them to swim doggy fashion with these foam things.
And as it is Friday Smiles, I can tell you that this photo of my grandson made me smile. 
They were encouraged to jump into the water. And, bless him, he did indeed. I remember when I learned to swim, I was afraid to jump into the pool, so well done little grandson.
One evening I heard some music outside my son's house. I went to investigate and saw a brass band walking down our street.
It was dry for a bit and they stopped just past the house and began to play another couple of tunes. Brilliant. Smiles all round.
 The town I was staying in is called Guardiagrele and it is in Abruzzo (in the middle of Italy. Like half way down the 'boot').
This is an old tower which is the highest point in the town.
This is a fountain made with the sort of metal work the town is famous for. 
I'm going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday and of course there are some funnies at the end. The Christmas one might come across as blasphemous, but I think it is just ignorance and I could laugh about it.

Have a good weekend all of you,


  1. LOVE the postcard with the stamps on it. I've never seen Miller High Life and I live in the states. Shows I don't drink. The stamps on the Miller postcard were impressive. I haven't seen the hamburger and fries before. Are they (the burger and fries) scratch and sniff? The popsicles have a great scent.

    Good for your grandson. Children can learn to swim at the age of six months old, if trained properly. When I worked as a lifeguard in high school, one of the lifeguards specialized in teaching babies to float, backstroke, and swim at young ages.

    All the funnies were great, but I didn't understand the Santa one. The first one cracked me up! Have a great weekend and perfect Friday, too, dear Lisca.

  2. I love the postcards this week Lisca.
    What a shame you had so much rain in Italy, but it looks as though you enjoyed yourself all the same. Being with family is always a happy time for me.
    It is good that they teach little ones to jump in the water, and with my boys at that age, it was how to haul yourself back out at the side, without steps. I never did master either and now my arms and shoulders wouldn't allow it, but I wish I had. It would have given me much more confidence and enjoyment on boat trips etc.
    Your funnies always make me smile. Have a week full of smiles. Kate x

  3. Sorry to hear about all the rain but in England we know the weather can throw anything at us and nothing surprises us....glad you had a good time. Your little grandson is adorable.
    Your funnies had me in stitches this them.
    Annie x
    I hope I get time to take some pics tomorrow :-)

  4. Oh what a shame there was so much rain, but you seem to have got some great photos. It seems a lifetime away since said 18 year old was doing swimming lessons, but so important to learn.

    I love the water fountain so very pretty and the impromptu band walking down the street, we rarely get something like that in the UK.

    Loved the funnies as always, I hope you have a fabulous weekend and week ahead.


  5. OMGosh, Lisca. Thanks for the explanation. For some reason, I didn't see the cross in the background before. Now I get it!!!

  6. I remember the Miller ads "The Champagne of Beers". That girl in the moon has been around since almost the beginning of the company, and it's interesting to see her changes over time. I'm glad there are enjoyable indoor activities to be had. There were times this winter I thought I'd go stir-crazy from all the rain. We've had sun lately, which makes a nice change :)

    I love the brass band! What fun!

  7. Hi Lisca, great post and pleased to see what a great time you had despite the weather. Loving the photos of your Grandson, he's really cute. Loving the postcards, the funnies definitely made me smile and the fountain is gorgeous. Thanks for the visit to mine too. Sending hugs, Angela xXx