Another Happy Valentine’s Day! Or at least it would be if my “valentine” and I were together. Today I decided to repost some of my father’s valentines which he had saved. After he died I found a large collection of cards in a box he saved as a child from different holidays. Valentines were the most numerous by far. These run from 1917 to 1928 but most are from the early 1920’s. None have envelopes. I knew some of the relatives whose names are on the cards. Some of the other valentines may be the only artifacts left behind on earth to show someone lived. Due to technical WordPress difficulties, this is not the entire set, but it is a large representative sample. If you haven’t seen them I hope you enjoy them, and have a great wonderful Valentine’s Day all you very lucky couples out there! Over 60+ valentines are shown below.
Scooby the Snow Cat. Everyone should know by now that Scooby is a snow cat. He likes going outside in the snow. When he finally comes inside he finds a nice warm spot and goes to sleep. This is the beginning of a big winter storm moving west to east across the United States. More snow is falling as I write this. Fortunately we have all we need and just sit inside enjoying the view. Looks like what Christmas should have looked like. I still have my Christmas cards stuck on the wall! Think I’ll leave them up.Continue reading →
Zeke and baby Yoda. As the years go by the cats attach themselves to different toys and animals. Puff the magic dragon is on the out and lately baby Yoda is “IN”. Looks like Zeke needs a cuddle buddy here in this photo. He and Scooby do not get this close, and Opie is “out of the question”! He is very happy here with Yoda.
Zeke and Scooby were Christine’s Calendar Cats for January 2018. The CURRENT series finished with December 2020, because I have no new cat calendar. Christine made and sent me a calendar with the TWO of us portrayed each month for 2021. It was a wonderful surprise! It hangs over my desk where I see it all the time. I shall, however, not be making it public here! Sooooo. . .
I started posting calendar photos in June 2018 every month forward, so I will ‘tentatively’ post the early part of 2018 through May this year to complete 2018. That’ll be it for 2021. Ironically the calendar dates for 2016 are identical to 2021, but after much searching, I found I had cut out the cat photographs and put them in a photo album so the calendar is no longer intact. Oh well. . . .This calendar photo is from 2017. The upstairs window is still a popular place with a great view.
I have added a photo to this post I would have used if I were making a calender this month for Zeke and Scooby. Both these guys are different breeds with Scooby a red shorthair tabby and Zeke a Maine Coon, but they get along famously.
Today we show just a few “Christmas Activities”. Many cat toys were delivered by Santa Claws to our house. Nip was shared. A new cat tunnel with three openings tested Scooby’s decision-making skills. Which way should he enter and where should he come out? As usual the Christmas wrapping paper was a big hit and it could be heard rustling well into the wee hours of the morning. The Christmas tree was only tipped over twice this year.
Merry Christmas (2020)! We are thankful we all made it through 2020. Hopefully 2021 will all be downhill! See you on the other side!
Christmas Means is one of my favorite posts of all time. Here you will see Marigold, who passed in January 2019, again, along with a new photo or two I have added. It’s good for a second look if you have seen it before, and if this is your first time here, welcome and enjoy! I can’t seem to improve on this post so I just keep putting it up.
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