Lyneen's 2021 Class Kits Instructions

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Monday, December 23, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Christmas Fun with the Children

Looking for some holiday fun for your little ones... She has printable holiday themed word searches, coloring pages and easy projects for the holidays! Find these and more ideas over at Me and My Inklings!

Five Days Until Chirstmas~

Angels on the Christmas tree are very special. 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Country Christmas Card Class

Cards from my Simple Stories Country Christmas card class at the Scrapbook Zone.  I am so thankful to all of the students that sign up for my classes.  They are full weeks before the date of the class. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Council Crest Oregon Postcard

Today I spent hours looking at vintage postcards at a local Stamp & Coin store.  I was shopping for cards to give my father-in-law for Christmas.  Sometimes I come across interesting cards that make me want to find out more about the story behind them.  The Council Crest postcard below is one of them.  Old amusement parks have interested me for years.  From the picture Council Crest looked like it had a roller coaster and a merry-go-round, with little cable cars. More intriguing are the mountains in the background.  Mt Rainier, Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood.  Living in the PNW I had never heard of Council Crest Amusement Park.  So I went in search of the story!

Postcard was mailed in 1909 from Oregon to Wisconsin

Council Crest still exists today, but the amusement park is long gone.  The city in the background is Portland. Where the amusement park once stood is the highest point in Portland. The park as it today was established in 1937. Today visitors can drive up to the park, it is no longer serviced by streetcars. 

"Streetcar service to the site began on September 20, 1906, when the Portland Railway, Light and Power Company (PRL&P) opened a newly constructed streetcar loop that extended the "Portland Heights" line (later renamed the "Council Crest" line) to the summit of the hill. Soon after, in 1907, an amusement park built by PRL&P was opened, and it featured a merry-go-round, miniature railway, Ferris wheel and other entertainments, served exclusively by the streetcar line. Named Council Crest Amusement Park, it closed in 1929, and the city acquired the property in 1937. The amusement park's wooden observation tower was torn down in 1941 and replaced by a steel water-storage tower."  From Wikepedia

The inscription on the back appears to be written in English and another language. 
You can find out more about Council Crest here:
Council Crest Dreamland of the Northwest

I am sharing this postcard with Postcard Friendship Friday!