Receiving a postcard is such a nice surprise, especially in todays world of text-messaging and emailing. The idea of someone sitting down -- during a vacation, no less -- and thinking about you, and thinking about writing to you
, is sweet as can be. And for this reason, people hang on to postcards for years and years, treasuring that moment when they opened their mailboxes and found inside hand-written notes just for them. Heck, its even fun to check out postcards meant for other people, too! If youre interested in beginning a vintage postcard collection or just want to pick up a few cards with especially funny messages or pretty pictures, drop by the St. Louis Gateway Postcard Clubs 32nd annual Postcard Show
, happening at the Collinsville, Illinois, VFW Hall (1234 Vandalia Street). The twenty-five dealers one million cards will be set up from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (August 31 and September 1), and admission to the show is free. For more information call 618-531-4189.
Fri., Aug. 31; Sat., Sept. 1