Alicia sent very unusual and vintage mail art that stirred all kinds of memories of my younger days in Illinois.
Yes, an old typewriter, with "Give All",...All! And a nice red "recycle" stick-on piece, too.
But most intriguing is the A4 paper that the typewriter is on
...faded, burnt, so vintage that it might crumble in handling.
Look carefully( lower right corner below:)...it is a MAP!
And I immediately recognized it as my ol' home state of Illinois, USA.
Definitely the MISSissippi River dividing Iowa from Illinois. Googled "Carman" for exact spot!
But also on the top corner was "Burlington" which is just south of Davenport, Iowa.
So, I knew where I was...I love "maps"!
But no need to google "C.B.& Q.", me knows from childhood what that is!
The C.B.&Q RR = Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail Road....which in my neighborhood in Chicago, by Cicero Avenue,we knew as "the Burlington train"...we lived on the southside of the tracks, just three blocks away from the "yards". Often speeding "Zypher" trains would zoom through, but there were local commuter trains as well. When attending high school in LaGrange, I often road the Burlington, doing last minute homework with a few classmates on the "upper deck". Then when I went to DeKalb for my Masters Degree at NIU...it was the Burlington train that took me home on weekends or holidays! Nice memories!
Vintage memories you sent, Alicia...thanks so much!
And also thanks for the little "bunny" (or is it a "duck"..or scissors?),
and the postage stamps: Dragons! And ZALOP! xxx