From time to time we have outbreaks of whether a Postcard is Boring, or not.
“Yes it is”. “No it isn''t.”
“All Postcards are Boring.” “All Postcards are interesting”.
And so on, and so forth.
So, LET'S TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Please post your Interesting Postcards here.
And, if you want to, please tell us why you think they are Interesting.
Hopefully, this might interest the many members of this Group (You?!) who haven't shown much interest so far in Boring Postcards.
Where do I mail my interesting postcards???
Send them to me, Mary, and I'll post them (well, a selection of them if there are very 'many') at:
1 rue de la Vieille Fontaine,
And thanks in advance
Aha! very interesting :-)
INTERESTING POSTCARD FROM VAL + DIALOGUE WITH RICHARD CANARD (in abstentia)
“Why is this an Interesting Postcard, Val?”, thinks Richard Canard
It's interesting because
it shows you Sigean where I live, and to where you have been sending all the Boring Postcards
you can just about see the terrace of my house in the bottom vertical photo. My terrace is just to the left of the tree sticking up on the right of the Postcard
and then we come to the photo top right. This is Grand Rue, Sigean. “Why is it Grand?”, thinks Richard Canard. It's Grand for a number of reasons: first, because this Rue has been walked by the following IUOMA people – Katerina, Dean, Mail Art Martha and Janine Weiss. Second, because Louis X111 and Louis XIV stayed in the house with the brown shutters on the right of the photo in 1642 and 1660, respecively. Third, because Molière stayed in the house next to it for a couple of nights in 1642. Fourth, because just after the grey shutter (after the 4th brown one) is a very small street, rue de la Vieille Fontaine, where I live. And last, because on the other side of the street, hidden away in the shadows, is 13 Grand Rue where I have my studio.
“Are you going to burble on about the other two photos, Val?”, wonders Richard Canard;
“No. I will spare you that...;for now. But wasn't all that interesting, Richard3
(A copy of the complete transcript of this dialogue is available for €19.99)
31.07.20 Dare Mister Val M.H., ....absolutely fascinating. I inspected the "Sigean" postcard photo thoroughly with my glass magnifier & was surprised to see your profile protruding inward along the extreme right edge of the postcard. I'll have to search thru the boxes here again for a photo card from my Nawf Karolinah hometown & elaborate with tales about my trips to the local "5 & dime" & bakery during my early youth (Nothing really happens here in Carbondale). More later. Richard Canard.... Post Scriptum: & an earnest thank you for sharing personal info relative to Sigean.
Mim sent me ten Postcards, and wrote "Not so boring, boring, just not that interesting -- you be the judge."
We had a meeting at lunchtime to discuss this , 'We' being Mr Boots, Do Ghi, yours truly, and -- but, alas, he couldn't make the meeting at short notice -- Richard Canard, and decided that NO, Val will not decide whether a Postcard is Boring or Interesting, but YOU must decide (and tell Val).
The default setting for all Postcards received is Boring, unless YOU tell me otherwise.
Over to YOU
Very interesting indeed from Richard! And I am happy to see that there is an Executive Postcard Classification Committee, as I'm sending to Sigean a few postcards today, but am in a dilemma as to : Are the boring or interesting? Mr. Boots will surely know.
Tomorrow is a Double Celebration Day:
i) we have had Mr Boots for exactly 5 years. In that time he has put up with a lot of Mail Art going on all around him
ii) I will have been a member of IUOMA for exactly 11 years. Y'all have put up with a lot of my Mail Art coming and going all around you.