Sunday, February 06, 2005

Can't Elope Tonight. Dad's on to Us

This charming little photcard arrived in my mailbox too long ago, but I'm still catching up on my backed-up mailart documentation! Roy sent me this photo as an "antidote to the snowdrifts & slush pools" that surround us at this time of year. That is why we have a photo of Roy's wife Martine (or "ti") standing in the market holding up two canteloupes. (Roy explains that, although the fruit in the picture are canteloupes, he used the quotation about watermelons "for its literary reference."

Roy Arenella, "What Are You Doing Down by the Watermelons?" (25 Jan 2005)

This photocard was Roy's 46th mailing of the year, and he decorated the back with an ice-cream cone in the pseudo-cancellation mark (ice-cream standing in for snow and ice) and a 22-cent Georgia stamp (quite summery) and an old green 3-cent "To Make the Best Better" stamp about the 4-H Club.

un violon d'ingres

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