Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence

I received the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence from Evelyn Yvonne Theriault who has a genealogy/family history/postcard blog at A Canadian Family. I am in turn awarding the Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence to Chris Overstreet for his Wild Postcards blog.

Chris describes his blog as ramblings and remembrances about his collection of postcards. His postcard collection was started by his great-grandfather and continued by his aunt before being passed on to him. Chris has added to the collection through travel, purchases, and trades with other collectors. He is also helping his grandsons get started in postcard collecting.

Chris has the right idea about what to do with an old family postcard collection, especially when many of the cards have messages that can shed light on family history. It seems that most people who deal with a family member's postcard collection can't wait to get rid of it, whether by throwing it away or trying to sell it. When people have asked me what to do with a relative's collection, I have told them that the best thing would be to find another family member that is interested in keeping it.

A description of the origin of the
Janice Brown Puckerbrush Blog Award for Excellence can be found at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi.


  1. This was such a great choice, Lynne!
    I find Chris not only has a great blog but also leaves great comments for other bloggers.
    Evelyn in Montreal

  2. That is perfect advice when it comes to family collections Lynn! Chris is witty, open, and has a delightful blog! Bravo:)


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