Just a few weeks ago, when the Earth was still somewhat normal, aka pre-Coronavirus 2020, I found this amazing square bound book, Greetings, Dearie! which collects a varied selection of distributed (as well as non distributed) Hallmark Contemporary greeting cards from the year 1962. I was at an estate sale a mere dozen or so houses away from my own, (I also found Cabin Boy on DVD!), and so to put it nicely, the unfortunate passing of one of my elderly lady neighbors now becomes a pot of gold for everyone that follows this blog, because today I have one whole chapter (the bleakly appropriate "get well" section) of this 190+ page book for everyone to enjoy. So please note that in this age of pandemic virus and quarantined isolation, I promise I will continue to do my part to at least instill some small sense of strained humor around here, whether in tacky jokes, kitschy artwork, or whatever the post subject may be. In the face of a grim sickness that appears to be slowly swallowing up the Earth, I suppose what these vintage Hallmark greeting cards attempted to convey even half a century ago is as similarly relevant today-- that yes, sometimes laughter can still be the best medicine. Even if it isn't.
STAY WELL EVERYONE!