Friday, April 16, 2010

Some good luck, 1929

Thanks to Beth for hosting the delightful Postcard Friendship Friday! I leave later today for the Morgantown, P.A., Paper Doll Luncheon but hope to check in with other PFF buddies before I leave, and catch up with the rest of you when I return late Saturday. Of course, I hope to find many interesting goodies at the luncheon, which I will post here in the coming weeks.

How could I resist this little kitty?

This 1929 card is signed "The Wildwood Bunch." Of course, the gang was being funny: black cats are connected with bad luck, not good. (Although my late great Midnight brought me a ton of luck, and love.) Wildwood is one of the historic seaside resorts here in N.J., mostly famous now for its kitschy motels--think 1950s moderne-space age star-bursts and rockets. Back reads: Black Cat, Printed in U.S.A. Bamforth Comic.  Addressed to The Kern Twins of West Reading, P.A. I bet the Kern Twins were two very pretty young women. Sounds like this bunch had some good times.

9 comments:

  1. Interesting - black cats are thought to be good luck where I come from, especially if one crosses your path.

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  2. Very nice card. It looks newer card it actually is. Wildwood sounds like an interesting place to stay. Greetings from Amsterdam.

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  3. What a cute kitty in the box. And happy PFF!

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  4. I love cats and cat postcards, though I always think of black cats as bad luck.

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  5. That is the cat's whiskers, couldn't resist saying that.

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  6. I absolutely adore this "good luck" card! I don't think I would have put the black cat superstition together with the good luck until you mention it. How hysterical is that!!!!!

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  7. i always like to think that black cats bring GOOD luck too! this is a great card...it actually looks more modern in design that it actually is...happy PFF!

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  8. I like the card, Linda! Happy PFF!

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