Friday, May 27, 2011

It's That Time of Year...

when thoughts turn to summer
and baseball 
and Memorial Day.

I thought this postcard covered all of those.




The back of the postcard reads:
AMERICA PLAYS BALL
A uniformed soldier takes a swing.
There is no date or location.

This postcard is from AMERICA PLAYS BALL:
Historical Baseball Photographs from the Library of Congress
A Book of Postcards
Published by Pomegranate

Have a wonderful time this weekend.
Enjoy the hot dogs and hamburgers,
a little baseball
and don't forget to remember and honor members of the armed forces.

Thank you to the lovely Beth for being the hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday.

15 comments:

BECKY said...

Hi Snap! Oh, I love the postcard. I love anything from the 1940s, and 1950s, and well....many old decades! I totally agree with you, too....about summer, baseball, and Memorial Day...remembering what it really means. Thanks!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---it is that time of year. I have always loved baseball--but don't live near to where I can see a team play anymore.

Yes---I always think of hot dogs, hamburgers, baseball and APPLE PIE.

Hugs,
Betsy

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hot dogs and hamburgers, yes, but don't forget to "buy me some peanuts and crackerjack" too!

viridian said...

HiSnap, Happy PFF and hope you are doing well.

Pondside said...

Maybe it's baseball where you are, but as I type, The Great Dane is deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs - tonight's Boston and Tampa Bay.

Hazelicious929 said...

That's an interesting postcard. Mine is up - My PFF Entry.

Barb said...

Happy holiday to you, Snap. I'll drink some tea and think of you!

MuseSwings said...

Pure Americana here! I love that picture! They should be using an apple pie for home plate.

Sharon said...

That PC brought back such memories of my mom and her identical twin sister watching baseball games on warm MN nights. So much fun was had by all. I hope you have a good weekend my friend! Take care. Sharon

Debs said...

wonderful, evocative shot...could be a film still from a classic movie!

Kathy said...

Love this vintage postcard - quite Americana and patriotic at the same time -
Kathy

Joy said...

That is a great action shot, eye on the ball, wham. I think baseball is a perfect photography subject.

MrCachet said...

Great card! Please don't forget that we honor those veterans that have either died in the service of their country or once did serve their country on Memorial Day. Current members of the Armed Forces are honored on May 21st, and veterans are honored on November 11th.

Heather said...

Nice image. Thanks for sharing.

Lyneen said...

Great card....Thanks for sharing... Happy PFF!