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This week, I have a whole stack of vintage postcards in the first picture. However, really they are not the main focus of this post.
One Saturday not long ago my husband and I were on our way home from eating lunch out. I spotted an "Estate Sale" sign and made my husband pull over so I could go in. It must have been the last day because everything was 75% off....now granted there was not much there that I was interested in, but I did spot a box of vintage postcards and started looking through the box.
The lady running the sale asked me if I collected vintage postcards. I sorta chuckled and told her no, I did not but was just looking through the box. She said well, these were originally four for a dollar, but you can have the whole box for five dollars. I thought to myself for five dollars, I could look through them at home a whole lot easier. So I purchased these postcards because I really don't collect them...but was looking for a certain type for a project I have in mind to do later on this year.
When we got home, my husband went to take a nap and I sat at the kitchen table sorting through the cards. I was pleased that about half of the cards were exactly what I was looking for and when I had just about gotten to the bottom of the box, I pulled this one out and just stared!
I promise you, things FIND ME and come to the right home more times than not. This was a postcard of a restaurant in Childress, Texas. We used to always leave very early in the morning when we were headed to Colorado on vacation when the kids were small. For us vacation started around 3:30 am and we would be pulling into Childress around breakfast time and always ate breakfast at this place. Always. Without fail.
I took a picture and posted on Facebook and asked the question who was going to be the first person to tell me where this was....my daughter got it right off....said she would never forget that place...they put ice in her milk. And if my memory serves me correctly, it was a mighty big deal and sent her into a fit of tears. My daughter was very particular about her food and drinks when she was small....and if things were not as she thought they should be..well....you'd better make it right and real quick!!
The place closed several years ago, but we always drive past it with fond melancholy memories and wish it was still open...it was tradition for my family after all.
I goggled the name of this restaurant when I started this post and discovered that this restaurant has reopened and is getting rave reviews. I was thrilled to know that our old breakfast stop will be there waiting to dish out some new memories on our way to Colorado this year.
And seriously? Who would have ever thought this card would mean anything to anyone...other than me and my husband!! I am going to frame it!! Notice the last line of the note on the card, it reads, "I'm headin to the mountains!" Yes, I am sure that is why it was still there on the last day of the estate sale...it was waiting on me to find it!! Love how that happens!!