Friday, October 22, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

Here is another Halloween postcard from the New York Public Library digital collection.

This one is about precautions to take on Halloween.

Hallowe'en Precautions

If you take ten seeds
From A pumpkin shell
And go to the woods
Where the witches dwell
Plant then in front of the door in A cross
You will be rid of them
Without remorse

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Happy PFF!


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I'm taking notes...ten pumpkin seeds, woods, cross shape... OK, I think I'm ready.

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful postcard! I love the artwork, and the poem is just hilarious--I'd never read it before. Thank you so much for posting.

Happy PFF!

Sheila said...

Is that a well known precaution, I wonder? I hadn't heard it before. Presumably the witches end up with a good supply of pumpkins the next year.

dosfishes said...

Sounds like very good advise. xox Corrine

MuseSwings said...

I'd think about taking 10 pumpkin seeds but would probably eat them along the way. Vintage postcards have so many spells and suggests for keeping the things that go bang in the night away.

Barb said...

Hmmmm - I'm not sure I'd have any remorse, even without this charm. Have a good weekend, Snap - full of laughter, I hope.

Joy said...

Great card. I wondered where witches lived. A very strange verse and an unusual number. I wonder if 10 has a magical significance, ten to one it has.

viridian said...

I like the lettering.
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

Crafty Christina said...

Good advice. :) Love the card! Happy weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

So sweet postcard!
Thanks a lot for reminding me about Halloween, I need to prepare some cute post to publish in Luna's blog!
Have a nice weekend

Dorincard said...

Nice card. Riding a broom seems tricky, not...treaty. How can you avoid falling sideways, on the axis of the broom? :)
Maybe if you keep your [thighs?] very tight...
Which reminds me of an old "Radio Erevan" joke:
[CALLER]: Is it true that you can use a [Tylenol, let's say] as a contraceptive?
[Radio Erevan]: Yes, if you keep it very tight between your knees.

Pondside said...

Is it a little late to plant the seeds? Do they have to germinate to be effective? What about Good Witches? I wouldn't mind a visit from a Good Witch!