Friday, February 12, 2010

7th Festival of Postcards--Light--George Henry Hughes

Time for the 7th Edition of The Festival of Postcards featuring a scene of Light. Scenes – lit by the moon, neon or - lights of all kinds – street lights, headlights, lamps etc. or the play of light or objects as light as a feather, something that light-ens your heart, lights your way or lights your fire! Thank you to Evelyn over at A Canadian Family for hosting this event.

This postcard is part of my family photo postcard collection. George Henry Hughes is my paternal grandfather. Now you might wonder why it has been posted for the festival when the topic is "light". This is REALLY stretching it....the postcard photo was overexposed and was very light! Sorry, it is the best I can do. I suppose I could also say that the young people were outside sitting in the sunLIGHT when the photo was taken.

I wish I knew more about where this photo postcard was taken. If it was a day camp or a weeklong one where the kids stayed overnight. I certainly was unaware that my great grandparents had the finances to send their son to summer camp. However, thinking upon it further, since my great grandfather was employed by Jones Laughlin Steel Company, perhaps the summer camp was company owned.

One of the neat findings is that my grandfather wrote a note on the back of the card to one of his grandmothers. My suspicion is that it was Granny Olesen, Wilhelmina Weiss Olesen, as she was a widow. If he was writing to his Hughes grandparents he would have addressed it to Grandma and Grandpa, as both were still alive. Apparently, the card was never sent and it is now one of my proud possessions.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Great entry, Linda! Thanks for having fun with the theme!
    Evelyn in Montreal

  2. There's a little something special for you to pick up on my blog. Thank you Linda for all the words of encouragment that you share!

  3. Terri and Linda,

    That is a VERY special little something! What a nice thing to do!

    Congrats Linda!

  4. Linda, I'm so glad that you enjoyed the photo, it is sucha precious picture of the two of you. Yes you are most welcome to use the link on FB, and on your blog if you would like - the picture is my gift to you and you are welcome to use it. Terri