The annual picnic is set for 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 11. It will be held at the home of Jeff Vincent and Deb Bower located at 139 Glen Road, Rochester, NY 14610. This is in the area known as the Corbett’s Glen Nature Park, which is located off Route 441.
Directions: Take 490 to the 441 exit and go East on 441 toward Penfield. Glen Road is on the left at the first light after the 490 exit. Turn left on Glen road and then keep left at the Y. Follow the road over the wooden bridge and through the tunnel. After you go through the tunnel you will see Jeff’s house. It is yellow. Jeff’s phone number is 585-385-1777.
Jeff will give us a tour of his home and collection of mechanical musical instruments. His 1880′s house is like a museum and conducts tours of groups throughout the year.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit salad, chips, baked beans, donuts and other food will be served.
Mark your calendar now for the April meeting. John and Mary Agusta Boogard will be doing a presentation about Postcards of Wayne County. We will be using the club’s brand new opaque projector. 7:00 PM at Legacy Senior Living on Willow Pond Way in Penfield. Second floor community room.
You could say that postcards – particularly Florida postcards – are in Liz Coursen’s blood.
Her great-grand uncle was W.L. Coursen, a Daytona Beach photographer known for his pictures of racing cars and visitors from around the turn of the century until he retired in 1957. His panoramic postcards showing cars like the famed Bluebird with the surf lapping in the background are many people’s mental image of that glamorous era in auto racing.
“He even looked a lot like my grandfather,” she said of the postcard photographer.
Coursen, a Sarasota-based writer and speaker, has collected vintage postcards for 30 years, written books about vintage postcards, and runs an on-line business — americanpostcardart.com – that sells suitable-for-framing blowups of images from the heyday of postcards. read more
Postcard from the early 1900s
These days, opening your mailbox to find a handwritten letter or card amidst so many catalogs, come-ons and bills feels like spotting a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk – an unexpected moment of joy.
So it might be hard to imagine an era when a mania for postcards – buying, sending and collecting them – reigned across much of the globe.
THE POSTCARD AGE Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, through April 14 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org.
Here is the program schedule for the new year:
February 4 – Presentation on Barber Shop collectibles by Doug Nicot
March 4 – Member Night – All members are asked to bring one of their favorite postcards to show and discuss
April 8 – A presentation about postcards of Wayne County by John & Mary August Boogaard
May 5 (Sunday) – Summer Picnic – Details and location to be announced
October 20 - Annual Postcard Show & Sale – Sunday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available. The Magee Fire Department which is just off NYS Thruway Exit 41. FREE for all club members. Admission just $3.00 for non-members. Dealer tables are still available. Please call Michael at 585-377-1885 for details.
Join us for a holiday party on Wednesday, December 5th at the Penfield Country Club.
We are sharing a holiday party together with the Penfield Chamber of Commerce. The party is FREE if you bring two items for the Penfield Food Shelf. Bring your spouse and/or a friend, too.
Reservations are required and can be made online.
Networking Reception with cash bar 5:15 – 5:45
Food Stations open from 5:45 to 7:15
Live music by the Mana Duo (Harp and Sax)
Postcards of Erie, PA is the topic of a presentation by Leslie Phillips. Join us at 7:00 PM for our November 5th meeting. Meeting is at Legacy Senior Living at Willow Pond in Penfield.
Don’t miss our annual Postcard Show and Sale this month. Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Admission is FREE for all club members and just $3.00 for non-members. Lunch will be available on site.
This year’s show will be at a new location. We will be at the Magee Fire Department which is just off Exit 41 of the NYS Thruway. Turn right onto Route 414 and then left at the light onto Route 318. Look for the Magee Fire Department.
It is sad to report that Sheldon King, a collector or postcards for more than 50 years, passed away at Rochester General Hospital on June 16. Sheldon was a very active member of the club and served as membership chair for many years. He will be missed by all. His obituary appears below.
LYONS – Sheldon S. King, 80, of Alloway, passed away on Saturday (June 16, 2012) at Rochester General Hospital.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday (June 20) from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Weeks-Keysor Funeral Home, 5 Phelps Street, Lyons, where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery, Lyons.
For those wishing memorials may be made to Lyons United Methodist Church, charity of choice , historical society or museum of your choice in Sheldon’s memory.
Sheldon was born on December 6, 1931, in Syracuse, a son to the late Calvin and Grace Peebles King. He was a graduate of Marathon Central Schools and Cortland Business Institute. Sheldon received his Bachelors in 1959 from SUNY Geneseo. He moved here in 1983 from Elmira. Sheldon retired as a librarian, for Westinghouse in Horseheads, N.Y. He was an author of books and articles concerning upstate New York railroads and electric railways. He was also a speaker on the same topics. Sheldon was a parishioner of the Lyons United Methodist Church, a member of the Lyons Civic Club, Western New York Postcard Club and several Railroad Historical Societies.
He is survived by two brothers, Stephen (Barbara) of Seneca Falls and Calvin (Jeanne) of Charlestown, S.C.; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephew, and several friends from Alloway and Lyons United Methodist Church.