Monday, May 30, 2011

Suddenly summer

The clouds have parted. The rain has stopped (for the moment). And someone has turned up the intergalactic thermostat. It's summer! We have a couple of postcards to show....both on a summer theme....a summer road trip!
Lost! Copyright © Cheryl Coville 2011
 'Nuff said on this one, we think.



Copyright © Cheryl Coville 2011
Now, THIS one is born of bitter memories. You can see this comes from a long ago time before seatbelts and fancy-schmancy car seats. It was a time of ....how should we say it?....every man (and kid!) for himself? Although there were never this many kids in the backseat of our family car, we probably seemed like a whole tribe to our demoralized parents up front. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" (At full volume. The concept of the inside voice having yet to be invented.) We wish there was a way of showing in postcard form the rhythmic kicking of the back of the parent's seat and the scooping action of the parental arm into the back seat in response. Ah, yes. Good times!

And then, years later. Nature's payback. US in the front seat. Mouthy little guys, pummelling one another in the back, as we drove mile after curs-ed mile. Nowadays, those same little guys are all grown up and have vans with DVD players so the kids in the back seat think they're at some kind of mobile movie theatre.

Is it any wonder the only summer road trip we crave nowadays is a vicarious one lived through postcards?

2 comments:

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    Are you kidding me!? Those are THE BEST postcards I have EVER laid my eyes on!!!!!

    DAMN Cheryl, you could sell those babies for $40 a pop minimum. You should keep them and have an exhibit. my goodness!!!!

    ~Monika
    in Saskatoon

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  2. Those postcards are amazing. Love the facial expressions.

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