Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Baby Announcement (no, not mine)

I got a box of old cards from the 1950s from my grandmother's.  They had belonged to my great great aunt, May May.  I never met her.  But I have heard a lot of stories, and even read her journal.  There were many interesting correspondences in the box, but my favorite was this baby announcement.
 Wouldn't it be nice if stamps still only cost 2 cents?
 
Were these parents creative or what?
I particularly love the last line.
 
Wonder what Barbara Ann is up to these days?

29 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

It's so well done. We've certainly lost something in the digital age.

Buttons said...

Oh that is brilliant they certainly were very creative. I would have loved having an announcement like that for my children to enjoy later. Thanks for sharing. Hug B

bas said...

Dit is toch veel mooier dan een mail.

Out on the prairie said...

Stamps had a Purple Abe Lincoln and were 4 cents when I first started corresponding with my grandma. I got Batman stamps to send cards to the grandkids.What a great find.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

This is soooo fun and creative! And so nicely done. Barbara Ann's parents must have been a lot of fun. I do think the mom should have also been a chief engineer though. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

too funny. ahead of their time. :)

Harry Flashman said...

I had forgotten people back then had a lively sense of humor.

Ginny said...

This is hilarious!!! Was it home made or bought? If it was homemade, they are geniuses. Wonder if she is still alive, and can you figure how she is related to you? I hope no one died in order for you to receive these letters.

Rob-bear said...

What a hoot! Very well done. Thanks for sharing it, Lisa.

Blessings and Bear hugs!

Sally Crowe said...

LOVE this. How original and fun. Wow! :)

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

do folks still send baby announcements this day and age or has it gotten to pricey? i have mine. it has yellowed even though i was born in 1978.

my mom even had one when she was born. i will not say her age or she might hit me. wink.wink. ha. ha!! so fun. ( :

A Quiet Corner said...

Nothing like "personalized"!!! It is perfect...:)JP

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We found some stamps like that!
love
tweedles

mail4rosey said...

Best baby announcement ever!! :)

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is so cool and very creative indeed! i too love that last line!

Sharon Wagner said...

They sure had a funny bone. How cute.

Willow said...

Thats awesome ~ love their creativity !

DeniseinVA said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

SweetMarie said...

very cool!

Montanagirl said...

Hilarity! That is very clever, and very well done!

Linda said...

Very cute!

Michael Manning said...

That is funny!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cool and so creative for the times!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

SO charming! The picture and the text!

alissa apel said...

That's a fun find! I love it!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

love it! Bowen is my MIL's maiden name and this valley full of them. btw, how is Nancy doing? I've not seen her in a long time; hopefully, all is well and she is missed.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Love it! This wonderful!

Terra Heck said...

That is really creative! Sounds just like the kind of baby announcement my husband would want if we were to ever have a baby together (which we're not!).

Janie said...

This is just great! So creative and inspiring! I wish I had known about this 30 years ago when I was in the makin' and bakin' stage of life!

Would you mind if I shared the picture?