Today is Grandpa Snail’s birthday, so I thought I’d share postcards he’s sent me over the years. He and Grandma Snail (on Papa Snail’s side) have sent me a lot of postcards together. I think Grandpa Snail usually picks them out and Grandma Snail usually writes the message. To narrow things down for this post, I selected a few postcards just from Grandpa Snail or ones in which he wrote the message from them both.
Where Grandma and Grandpa Snail live, near San Diego, California. The area’s beaches have black sand that makes marbleized patterns in the tan sand when the waves wash over it. And the bluffs are always crumbling. It’s an ever-shifting landscape.
Grandpa Snail appropriately chose this postcard for me when I was participating in an outdoors program in the Four Corners area (where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah meet) and which included volunteer work on a Native reservation. (I participated in this fantastic program every summer of high school. Check out Deer Hill Expeditions.) Does this mean this Egyptian bronze cat dates from 1080-330 BCE? (That’s quite a range.) I can’t find a thing about it online. The godly cat makes its home at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen. stamp of Queen Margrethe II Jeff Koons. Puppy, 1992. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, SpainApparently mailed from Basel, Switzerland