This week I'd like to show you a few of my Boileau postcards from my collection. These and Fischer's cards are my favorites. Both of these men painted pictures of beautiful ladies. I hope you enjoy these cards.
Boileau was an illustrator who was born in 1864 and he loved to paint lovely ladies. The postcards above are some of his "Boileau Girls" for which he was famous. He always depicted the ladies in a dignified manner and they were all lovely. His work appeared on postcards, art prints, book and magazine covers, as well as beer trays and china. Boileau died in 1917, but his work lives on in these beautiful works of art.
This is another of my postcards, though the theme is very different. My daughter, Michelle, needs a good old fashioned spanking. Not really, but she did con the doctor into letting her come home today. She had met all the criteria for being discharged and when the doctor told her she had the green light for going home tomorrow, she asked her, "How about today?"
When the doctor found out that SIL would be home as well as Brandon, she allowed her to come home. She phoned me a 9:30 this morning and said, "I'm home." I was flabbergasted. She needed another day of rest at least. However, the boys were ecstatic that their Mom was home. I talked to her again this afternoon and she told me that everytime she got up Brandon asked her, "Shouldn't you be laying down, Mom?" He was taking good care of her.
Thanks once again to everyone for your prayers and support during Michelle's surgery and hospital stay. It really means a lot to me that you prayed for her and visited here for updates. I will continue to let you know how she is doing. She has to go to have her staples out on Monday morning at 10 am.
I went shopping today to pick up a couple of things and when walking through the store I found a few bargains. They had lovely large, soft pillows on for $5.99 and these pillows are perfect for when the boys come to stay. I picked up one to replace one that is old. It will be for Brandon. I bought Jordan one last year. It is a nice pillow and to get it for such a price was unbelieveable. They were clearing them out and the price tag was originally $29.99. What a deal.
I walked through the bedding department and then into towels. I'm needing some new ones and they had lovely soft ones there for $5.99. I bought two bath towels and two washcloths. That was a terrific buy as well. I couldn't believe it. I guess my magic number today was $5.99.
I was in the right place at the right time again today. A lady was pushing a cart with two bags in it and I asked if I could help her. Her husband was sleeping in the car and we got a big kick out of it because his head was back and his mouth was open. We giggled like girls. She told me she was 86. I told her (and it was true) I would have guessed her to be about 70. She was tickled. Though she didn't want me to help her into the car on the icy parking lot, I made sure she got into the car all right. We had a wonderful laugh together and the smiles made both of our day a little brighter. Please take every opportunity to do a random act of kindness. It's good for the soul. Have a wonderful day. ~Blessings, Mary~