This little beauty was sent from our very last guests to visit while we lived in Portland. Find it fitting that it’s made from thin-sliced wood, considering Oregon’s timber roots. I also think it’s fitting that the image doesn’t seem to have a right-side-up… you know, “Keep Portland Weird” and all…?
I distinctly recall receiving this postcard while I was living in Sweden. When my host sister saw the postcard she proclaimed, “Oh those brown hills of California! – while driving, how I tire of those brown, dead hills.”
WHAT?! “Surely you mean, those golden, rolling hills of California…?” This is how I think of “my” state.
This postcard covers all the bases: German, English, French and Spanish – “I like you!” But the fella is a bit creepy. If I’m translating the back of the card correctly, it’s Winkin’ Joe.