Retro Greetings!

Apologies, I have been stuck up my archive, and have been sorting bits of paper into piles. My mother seems to have kept every greeting card that popped through the letterbox since 1963. It has been fascinating, and I thought that, over time, I would share some gems, like this greeting card from the 1970’s – so innocent, and yet also a little bit wrong.

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Happy Camping!

Captions welcome! There may even be a prize!

42 thoughts on “Retro Greetings!

  1. dinahmow

    Well, it’s been a long day here and I’m about to hit the hay so I certainly can’t top Mr. Batarde’s gem. I shall dream all bloody night of the Five and lashings of lemonade. (Kaz would have loved this.)

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  2. Mistress Borghese

    “Quick! I don’t think we have the whole tent popped up yet!”

    I actually adore that card. And like your mother, I think I have most cards and if not every hand written letter I have received since the early 90’s.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mistress B – Cards and letters are impossible to get rid of, aren’t they? Somebody has gone to the trouble to write, and send good wishes – yes, I keep most of my letters and cards too!
      Sx

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  3. Mitzi

    Have I got a gaping maw for you Everard!

    My mother, who is not short of a bob or two, collects Muller yoghurt pots, she has over 200 of them stacked in columns in the cupboard underneath her kitchen sink. Why? I ask, ‘because you never know when they will come in handy… look’ she points to her kitchen window sill on which a Tronco de la suerte is nestled inside a Muller yoghurt pot and again she points at her kitchen worktop next to her kettle is a Muller yoghurt pot filled with used teabags .

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mitzi – Everard! I wonder what became of him?
      Meanwhile, I agree with your mother! Only I collect Gu pots. I use them for all manner of things – for loose change; for water in my studio; for odd buttons and bits; anything small goes in a Gu pot.
      Sx

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      1. lisleman

        I had to look up “Gu pot” which I suspect is actually Gü. I so glad the English spelling of words don’t need accent marks. I never remember what to do with an umlaut.
        It really was “pot” part that sparked my interest. More and more states here have gone the legal recreational pot route for tax revenues. So Gü is brand of desserts with a container that could store a stash of pot.

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      2. Scarlet Post author

        Bill – I’m not sure the marketing people at Gu would like the association with pot! I should have said ‘ramekin’ , but I don’t know how to spell that.
        Sx

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      3. dinahmow

        Last heard of, I think Everard had absconded with “pop-it-in Pete”, the postman!
        And if I stay on this post much longer I’ll have to double Muriel’s sedatives at tea time. She’s in the hall cupboard looking for-…MURIEL!NO!!!

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  4. nick

    “Bloody hell, Desperate Dan’s eaten my cow pie. I was looking forward to that.”
    “You mean, he’s had a slice?”
    “No, the whole bloody thing. Greedy bastard.”

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  5. lisleman

    “Oh sorry I didn’t mean to startle you. I just need to grab the hatchet behind you.”
    (some bloody scene direction)
    (sounds of screaming)

    Scene from the never released “Maxwell Edison finds a red hatchet” music video.

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