Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted each week by the lovely Beth.
You'll enjoy visiting to see what great postcards everyone comes up with!
Beth has posted a wonderful card on baseball and hot dogs -- two things that definitely go together in the summer.
Those of you who have followed Twisty Lane for any length of time, know that Mr. Dragon and I are big baseball fans -- especially college baseball. The subject of baseball is right up my alley! The fondest memories I have of my Daddy are all baseball related. He took me to baseball games and gave me my first softball and bat. I remember all the time he took with me, teaching me how to hit the ball and he was successful. I didn't run well, but I could catch the ball (didn't throw well), but I was on the team because I could hit! For the Dragon Family, baseball is a rite of summer -- along with hot dogs and beer!
(Choosing sides, Washington, D.C.)
The postcards I'm sharing with you today are from Pomegranate. They publish books of postcards on a wide range of subjects. AMERICA PLAYS BALL: Historical Baseball Photographs from the Library of Congress is one that Mr. Dragon gave me for my birthday.
"I see great things in baseball," wrote Walt Whitman in 1846. "It's our game -- the American game. It will take our people out-of doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."
(U. S. Coast Guard sailors play ball on shore-fast ice in a bay in the Bering Sea, winter 1953)
"The photographs collected in this volume, taken from the 1900's to the 1950's, illustrate arguably the largest role baseball has ever played in the United States: not as a commercial sport, but as a pastime enjoyed by people young and old, male and female, East and West."
Walt Whitman also wrote that "the game of ball is glorious," a sentiment I have to agree with.
Have a wonderful weekend.
We will be watching the weather channel to see where *Bonnie* is going to go.
Joy to You!