On Saturday, we took a road trip to Jersey City, to visit our friends, Beth and Karl. While Ted took Mary and Nicolai to a science museum, Beth took me to NYC! For my birthday, she planned out a few flea markets she knew I'd love.
While at "The Garage" I found some old Christmas cards that were part of a scrapbook from 1948. Here are three of the best ones I'd like to share with you. Feel free to use them as you wish!
I'd love to go back to "The Garage"; unfortunately, we only had about 15 minutes before closing so we had to act fast! It was heartbreaking though. I found these old pictures under piles of ephemera stashed in big Tupperware bins. So many of the old papers, cards, pictures, and scrapbooks were getting totally destroyed because of the way they were just thrown into the bins. Every time someone looks through them, they just get more crinkled and ripped. You'd think the man selling them would want to better preserve them. At least I was able to save these in time!
While in NYC, I also experienced my very first cab and subway rides! I'm sure I stood out like a sore thumb as I held onto the pole in the subway, big stupid smile on my face, excitedly saying how fast and fun it was!
And I'm certain I was out of my element when the man selling me the Christmas cards looked at me suspiciously and said, "Are you ALWAYS this happy?"