As promised, we're doing another installment of the awesome vintage postcards Holly got from an estate sale. This one is from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and once again was sent by Aunt Marion and Uncle Bill-- remember them (Ramona Pageant: 1962)?
The back of the postcard is all about Sand Painting and gives a little history behind the tradition: It reads:
"K-93- Sand Painting: One of the outstanding features of Navajo Indians is their Sand Paintings. These are made by qualified medicine men in which many colors of sands are used, ground from colored rock. By the law of creation it is necessary that the sand painting be destroyed at the end of each day, otherwise it would be a sign of a very bad omen"
Aunt Marion and Uncle Bill write:
Could you make pictures in the sand too? We hear you are having art lessons again. We wish you could be with us on this trip. These mountains are so different from those in North Carolina.
Aunt Marion & Uncle Bill"
Something tells me that Cynthia might be one of Aunt Marion and Uncle Bill's favorite nieces.
These postcards make me wish that snail mail was still popular. There's something really awesome about knowing that not only did someone take the time to write you to let you know they were thinking about you, but they also spent the time and postage stamp money to make sure you knew it. I love it.
*Sigh* Will someone send me a postcard soon? Please?
Hi everyone! Im Talia a Senior at Florida State studying English and Communications! I come here to ramble about all the awesome things going on in our awesome store and the surrounding Gaines street community! Stop by every week to see whats going on in the neighborhood!