Friday, April 24, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday (04/24)


Gladewater street scene, circa 1913

Apparently, it snowed there that year and it was very unusual. I just hope they don't expect me to shovel any of it as I've done enough yardwork this week. :o)

"Gladewater is the antique capital of East Texas, a Texas Main Street and a National Main Street city as well as a favorite tourism spot, where visitors can enjoy a bit of past while browsing through the quaint old buildings. You will find over 200 antique and crafter's in over 30 antique malls and individual shops, bed and breakfast inns, restaurants, bakeries and down home entertainment. World famous PRCA rodeo, massive East Texas Gusher Days, Arts & Crafts Festival, opry, lake recreations and the infamous July 4th Fireworks at Lake Gladewater.

Located on U.S. Highway 80 and State Highway 271, Gladewater is 105 miles east of Dallas. With welcome you to come and visit us as we treasure the past while embracing the future."

Gladewater appears to be a lovely, little town. Here's a link to their Chamber of Commerce, for anyone interested. We might want to visit the town next time we breeze through enroute to the Texas Hill Country.

Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted by my good friend Marie at Voila! Vintage Postcards. Everyone is welcome. Come join in the fun!


Beth Niquette said...

Happy PFF! What a wonderful old postcard. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Marie Reed said...

This sounds like a junkers dream! I've heard about the zillions of antique shops in this town! Take me with you:)

Eddy said...

very nice and interesting vintage postcard, thank you.
Happy PFF.

Mildred said...

Another fun and interesting postcard Sparky. Looks like you two might need to take another trip!

Linda said...

Happy PFF!! Love the card! Downtown Tuscaloosa and Northport are like this. (as are most small Alabama towns.) Smiles and

MuseSwings said...

How do you carry antiques on your motorcycle? This is a wonderful postcard - I love the picture and the thought of shopping for antiques... Happy PFF dear friend!

The Texican said...

I used to have a CI (confidential informant), in the days when we hunted whiskey stills in East Texas, who pronounced it "Grapewater". We will have to do the East Texas tour one of these days. Pappy

Margo said...

Happy PFF, Sparky!Gladewater sounds marvelous. I can't decide between this place and the fabulous Paris, Tennessee this weekend :)

Mandala Michelle said...

I'm a sucker for vintage images. Great postcard and happy PFF from a Newbie.

D.K.Fisher said...

Sounds like a really cool place to check out. Love the card.

Aimee said...

Before I even read you post, I thought that card looks like its from Texas! Sure enough!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Sure Marie, I'll take you. Yeah, let's go 'junkin' in Texas! I love to look at old things. Good thing too since I see an old thing in the mirror every morning. (ha ha)

Thanks y'all for stopping by. Happy PFF and have a great weekend. :o)

Chandy said...

That's a great old photo!

New to your blog and this meme!

Cheema said...

Hello from Pakistan!
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

I want to swap a postcard with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me one such card?
In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape from Pakistan - which I think will be a great addition in your collection?

You can leave me a comment at

We can also make a blog link exchange if you are interested....

Best Regards
Yours Cheema

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Sorry Cheema, I'm just not interested unless it has to deal with the internet.

Thanks for dropping by! God bless.

Janeen said...

Happy Friday my friend! I've been unplugged this last week so had to come by and visit for a spell. This is a GREAT card! hee hee You always make me smile. Have a great weekend.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Wonderful old postcard! Surely it hasn't snowed there recently!! Not far from me, I need to run over to Gladewater and see if I can find some vintage postcards in some of those shops. I'll post them when I do. Happy PFF!

Terry said...

Hey Girl
This was my first visit but it won't be my last.
I loved the info about Gladewater
along with the postcard.
Thanks for sharing .It made a great first PFF for me .
Ya'll have a blessed weekend.

Snowbrush said...


I loved the Cardinal photo.

I have a schnauzer (and a blue heeler).

I collect postcards (well, that is to say I DID, and that I still have thousands of them from when I was active).

And finally, you DO look like Yoko Ono on a drug binge. Exactly. I never could have told the difference. (I write this with a great big HA, of course).