Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sharing of the Green

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here are a couple of vintage St. Patrick's Day cards I found at an estate sale.

The estate was that of Edward, who had served in World War II and later lived with his mother Elizabeth, taking care of her till she passed away.  

This card was sent by Elizabeth to her sister:

Notice the old microphone on a stand, with the call letters "SP" on top, and the Mary Jane shoes on the Irish lassie.  

Inside, the humor is true to the period, probably sometime in the 1930s or 1940s:

It's a "Pat and Mike" joke, of sorts.

The inside of the card is addressed "To my little sissie Mad"  (Madeleine was the sister's name).  "XXX" is Elizabeth, and "Ed." was her son.

In the same stack of cards at the estate sale was one sent by a friend to Elizabeth.  It probably dates to the late 1960s-1970s.

Here's hoping you are thinking of your friends and loved ones on St. Patrick's Day, too. 

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