Monday, May 21, 2012

Memory Monday: Haiku Challenge day

Instead of Memory Monday- this will be Haiku day :)...maybe we can somehow mix the two....we'll see....

New beginnings start
farewells said, postcards written 
memories are made

 *memories is counted as three syllables--mem·o·ries
although not specifically about a season- it speaks of spring in the sense of a new beginning.

P.S. For those who want to know what the postcard says- you can either click on the picture and enlarge it- or read my transcription-
Dear Folks-
Just a line to let you know things are going as scheduled. We got up at 5 .15 am this morning so we could get to the airport on time. Taxi driver went a block out of his way to show us his house and some trees from which they make leis. We got one for Deb and one for Pam and took their pictures at the airport. Travel expenses in Honolulu were 7.00 for Taxi, 8.71 for room, 40 cents for Pepsis (4) .75 for stamp and postcards. Food is very delicious and we got plenty- this morning scrambled eggs- orange juice- milk- toasts- fresh pineapple. All our love- Fred, Margie, Deb & Pam
The card was written in September from Hawaii in 1955 when my parents were enroute to Singapore. My mom was two weeks away from delivering my elder brother- amazing that she made it on the long flight out without delivering on the plane!

16 comments:

  1. I couldn't read the contents of the postcard, which i really want to. And those images are wonderful. I like this new change.

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  2. Nice Haiku, I can never get it. Interesting change too.

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    1. well it isn't about a season- but it matched the 'memories' idea :)

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    1. ha ha- yes 1955- I have another postcard from the late 1800's from my great grand aunt to my great grandmother. I love old postcards.

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  4. Interesting change of a Haiku post. And lovely pictures too.
    Reminds me of postcards we have exchanged. :) Time to do that again? :)

    Don't think that I am not reading your blog. I read it thru Google reader and it's just that I am too occupied with my work & can't physically come to comment. :(

    P.S.- Kudos to you for writing a post everyday. Blogathon in full swing? I just couldn't do it this time b'coz of my erratic schedule. :(

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    1. not to worry about the reading and commenting thing. I loved your latest post by the way- don't be surprised if I 'steal' it for one of the blogathon days

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  5. Oh, if only travel expenses were that low today. ;-)

    Loved your haiku.

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    1. yep- I was thinking the same about the travel expenses- did you notice he wrote that the taxi was equivalent to the hotel!!! MY WORD! ha ha! :)

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  6. Lovely sweet memories, well preserved, Anjuli:)

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    1. yes- well preserved, as all memories should be :)

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  7. All of it is lovely...the haiku is perfect for Memory Monday. And that flight log is dizzying!! I cannot IMAGINE being in a plane for that long being pregnant! Granted, the seating was roomier but what a sturdy woman!!

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    1. She said it was a horror of a flight- in those days it took almost a week to get where you were going with days of layovers- she thought she was going to deliver on the tarmac in the Philippines during one of the layovers!

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  8. Thank you for putting up the postcard contents. Indeed travel was cheap :-) And my god, did they allow her to fly during that time of her pregancy! And one more thing, the postcard is small but so detailed, not a single thing missed. Nowadays we have so mny ways to communicate, and we hardly say 2 lines. Weird inst it!

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    1. yes very weird!!! I used to write postcards ALL the time- but it has been years since I did so!

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