THANKSGIVING. JOKAKE. SALAD BOWL.

I am making my annual Thanksgiving plans, which almost always involve Arizona, no matter where I actually live.  There’s nothing like The Valley of the Sun in the winter. While astronomically speaking winter won’t arrive for almost another month, Thanksgiving, to me is part of winter. Perusing my now, rather large postcard collection, I came…

CHRISTMAS. SWANKY. LUNCH

Scottsdale, Arizona December 28 Postmark: December 29, 1950 “Many thanks for lovely cards which arrived right on time and I could see were not free like this one, which I got last Saturday, when some friends from Berkeley dropped in on their way to Tucson and took us to lunch at the Camelback Inn, not far…

THE CAMEL BACK INN

Postmark 1950. "Dear Aunt and Cousins Here we are back out in the west on vacation for nearly a month have had a grand time. It sure gets into your blood we may decide to move out here some time as it is so nice out here. Hope this finds you all well as ever.…

BACK TO THE BILTMORE

This is one of the more surprising post cards I discovered on my treks through postcard land. This is a horse ring, with Piestewa Peak (formerly Squaw Peak) in the background. I lived in Phoenix for many years, and have visited twice that many years. I am very curious about history, have stayed at the…