Thursday, January 28, 2010


This is one of the older postcards in my collection which was sent directly to me, rather than a relative.  I was still in high school, and this was sent by a friend who went to Hawaii with the church youth choir.

The card includes not very secret secret code about rapscallion-like teenage activities engaged in at the time, but the best part about this card is that the sender taped "actual Hawaiian sand" onto the card when she sent it.  I must have been very impressed with this idea at the time, and actually still think it's cool, as I've saved this card all these years, and I received it well before I really started collecting postcards.  You can see the piece of yellowing scotch tape on the card on the left, which still has a few grains of sand on it.


  1. Mary,

    This is great! Love the idea of the sand. What fun!

  2. I wish I was in Hawaii now walking barefoot in the sand. What a great idea with the taped sand. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. I could almost hear the theme music from Hawaii 5-0. The sand is hilarious. Today, that sand would probably set off an emergency alert, with evacuation of nearby buildings and a team of security forces in hazmat suits.