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Postcards from the Past

 

Luckily, both Noma Halliday and Pauline Kemmerich felt that the many postcards we sent to them through the years were worth keeping, and we found them among their effects after they passed away. We're grateful to both our mothers/grandmothers for saving these "snapshots" of our lives.

Top Left: Mission Carmel, CA April 22, 1951- - Top Right: Chicago, IL Nov. 18, 1952

Bottom Left: Harold's Club, Reno, Oct. 11, 1957 - - Bottom Right: Lake Tahoe, CA July 13, 1959

 

Postmark:1941, not mailed

Picture: Lowering Loaded Box Car, Boulder Dam

To: Fred Omura, 9159 Hayvenhurst, Rt. 1, San Fernando

Message: Dear Fred, We arrived at Denison [ Texas] Saturday and are now looking for a house. I will let you know the address. We saw Grand Canyon, Boulder Dam and the Painted Desert on the way.
Your Friend, Glenn. [Glenn was 13 years old, and his family was moving from Sepulveda, in the San Fernando Valley, north of Los Angeles. Fred was a friend from school, and lived nearby]
 
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Postmark: 1941, not mailed, has one-cent stamp affixed

Picture: Boulder Dam Recreational Area, Eight-Meter Racing Yacht “Loke” on Lake Mead, Boulder Dam

To: Adabelle Whisler

Message: Dear Adabelle, We arrived at Denison Saturday and are looking for a home now. I will let you know the address. We saw Boulder Dam, Painted Desert and Grand Canyon on the way.
Your Friend, Glenn [A “nice little girl” who was in Glenn’s school class]

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Postmark: Bernardsville , N.J. , April 23, 1943

Picture: Mortimer L. Schiff Scout Reservation, Mendham, N.J.

To: Glenn Halliday, Route # 1, Denison, Texas

Message: Dear Glenn: After a rather peaceful trip—here I am. It is a beautiful place. There are 51 of us in this class. Those I have met are swell fellows. The Instructors are tops. Food is good so I’m doing O.K. Cox. (Was Glenn’s Scoutmaster in TX, liked it so well, he took it up as his occupation. A former Okla. State football player.)

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Postmark: Yellowstone Park , Wyo. , Sept. 5, 1948

Picture: Old Faithful Geyser

To: I.A. Halliday, P.O. Box 565, Alma, Nebraska

Message: Dear Mom, Dad & Terry. Here we are—made it at 7:00 last night. Almost 600 miles. Pretty here; but the season’s almost over—everything’s closing. Staying here today—leaving tomorrow. Wish you could see this.
Glenn.
[Glenn, Les & Roger drove out from Halliday’s home in Alma, Nebraska. Glenn & Roger were headed for Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon and Les didn’t know what he wanted to do, so enlisted in the Army, went to Ft. Lewis, WA.]

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Postmark: Yosemite Lodge, California , April 5, 1950

Picture: Yosemite Nat. Park, “Portal of Grandeur” view of Valley from Wawona Tunnel

To: I.A. Halliday, P.O. Box 565, Alma, Nebraska

Message: Hi Folks: Easter Greeting to you. As U.C. we’re at Yosemite, Santa Cruz day before. Sum fun. Cheap too. Write you all about it when we’re back at school.
Love, Glenn

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Postmark: Carmel , California , April 22, 1951

Picture: Mission Carmel

To: Mr. Terry Halliday, P.O. Box 565, Alma, Nebraska

Message: Hi Terry: How's everything. We're down at Carmel for a weekend vacation. Sure a pretty place—nice sunny day and pretty beaches. Be seeing you.
Glenn & Barbara

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Postmark: Chicago , IL Nov. 18, 1952

Picture: Photos within letters "CHICAGO"

To: I.A. Halliday, Rt. 2, Box 245C, Umatilla, OR

Message: Hi Everyone, I'm on my way. 2 of us left S.F. 8:00 AM. Landed Chicago 4:30 PM CST. 6 ½ hrs flight time, DC-6, 19,000 ft, 350 mph. Swell food, service; much fun. Leave for Philadelphia 6:50. Barb flew to Portland with Mark. Get together now! Will write soon as settled.
Love, Glenn

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Postmark: Livermore , Calif. July 20, 1953

Picture: Cathedral Peak, Yosemite Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday & Terry, Rt. 2, Box 245-C, Umatilla, OR

Message: Hi Everyone- This is part of the scenery near Tuolumne Meadows where Glenn and I went camping the weekend of the 12 th. We had a grand time, but sure missed Mark. Glenn has a letter half ready to send you, so don’t give up hope!
Love, Barb, Glenn & Mark

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Postmark: Yosemite National Park , Sept. 12, 1958

Picture: Half Dome and the Merced River

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 53 Bayshore Circle S., San Bruno, Calif.

Message: Hi Everyone; We made it here about 2:30 yesterday. Nice weather but chilly at night. Not crowded at all—perfect time of year for Yosemite. Kids having great time between deer, squirrels and blue jays.
Love, Glenn, Barbara and kids

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Postmark: Reno , NV July 13, 1959

Picture:Lake Tahoe

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday & Leslie, 208 Manor Drive, South San Francisco, Calif.

Message: Hi There! Had a lovely day up here yesterday. Now off for Reno and Lassen, then Crater Lake and Portland. Sure hot down in the Valley but lovely at Tahoe. Even went swimming! No luck gambling at Stateline, darn it. Will write again soon. Hope you're feeling better, Mom.
Love, Barbara & Glenn

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Postmark: none, probably enclosed in letter, August 24 to Sept. 2, 1964

Picture: Great White Throne, Zion Nat’l Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, no address

Message: HI: The places around here sure are pretty and the walls are steep. Tomorrow we are going to the Grand Canyon.
Mark

Hi: At Zion we camped under the Great White Throne. We went on a couple good hikes there and here in Bryce. We leave for the Grand Canyon tomorrow.
Love, Karen

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Postmark: Grand Canyon, AZ, Aug. 31, 1964

Picture: Grand Canyon at Yavapai Point

To: Mr. & Mrs. A. Kemmerich, 7200 S.E. Lake Rd., Portland 22, OR (sent "air mail")

Message: HI: We're getting to be experts on geology after hearing and seeing all the lectures! We spent one night at the North Rim, in luxury, had a cabin! Back to roughing it here tho. Tomorrow we'll head for Vegas via Hoover Dam. Spectacular scenery but we still prefer Yosemite!
Bye, love from us four. Barbs


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Postmark: Yosemite Nat. Park , August 20, 1966

Picture: Sunrise High Sierra Camp, at 9400 ft., Yosemite Nat. Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday & Leslie, 208 Manor Drive, South San Francisco, Calif.

Date: 8/16

Message: Hi Folks, We're at Sunrise camp tonight—3rd night of Hi Sierra camps. Been tough hiking—all up, it seems-but scenery is very spectacular. This goes out of here by mule-kids said to especially note that. We feel pampered except for hiking-no food to pack, cook, or dishes to wash; and very warm beds. Quite different than previous camping. Tomorrow's downhill, then rest 1 day-then Vogelsang 10,300 feet. Back home Sunday nite. Will call probably Monday.
Glenn, Barb, Mark, Karen

 

In September, 1966 we moved to Doylestown, PA and apparently Pauline Kemmerich added views of our new town to her postcard collection:

 

Left: Main Street, Doylestown, PA Right: Mercer Museum

Central Bucks Joint High School, at West Court & Lafayette Sts, Doylestown, PA
Mark attended Central Bucks for his first two years of high school.

 

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Postmark: New York City , NY , Nov. 27, 1966

Picture: Statue of Liberty Nat. Monument

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Hi – We’re sightseeing things we never expected to see. Having good time. One day in N.Y. Will see U.N. and Metropolitan Museum.
Glenn, Barbara, Mark, Karen (all signed)

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 Postmark: no postmark, Easter [April?], 1967

Picture: African Bush Elephant, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C.

To: “Grandma and Grandpa”

Message: Dear Grandma and Grandpa, The pictures of the house look pretty good. It sure looks like a big house from the photos.

The elephant in the picture is in the middle of the floor when you walk in. Around it they have a lot of halls with birds, mammals, fish, and ancient peoples exhibits. They also had dinosaurs and a huge part on gems that we went through. It had many huge diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and other gems displayed. One was the Hope Diamond. I think spring finally sprung. We’ve been having nice, sunny days, and the snow’s all gone, but the ground is awful muddy. I should be able to ride more now but last weekend couldn’t because of the trip to Washington, D.C.

Last time I rode I started jumping on Sunday School, a small white horse, but she gave me a too large hat which fell down over my eyes so the first time I went over I couldn’t see. I wasn’t pressing my knees right so the horse jumped too high too. The jump was only a few inches high and when she gave me a smaller hat everything worked fine.
Love, Karen.

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Postmark: Inlet, NY August 21, 1967

Picture: Indian Ladder Falls at Sky top, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.

Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Dear Mom and Dad, We’re slowly heading north—this area is only 85 miles from Doylestown. This is a very commercialized area. We didn’t see the waterfall—Westerners don't pay admission to see waterfalls! But at our state campground, nice, bordering a lake—we’ve found wild blackberries and blueberries. Even made a batch of blackberry jam today! On to the Adirondacks tomorrow. So far Glenn and I like trailer camping, but the kids think it’s sissy! Bye for now, Love, Barb, Glenn, Mark and Karen

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Postmark: Aug. 24, 1967

Picture: Bald Mountain, Old Forge, New York

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom and Dad, We arrived here Tuesday on a very rainy day—sure were glad to have the trailer but has been sunny ever since. Beautiful lakes and woods. The kids have been out rowing, hiking and horseback riding. We’ve enjoyed picking wild berries here too—raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. I’m taking it easy—Glenn and I brought chaise lounges to relax in—you can see we’re “roughing it.”
Bye now, love, Barbara and all

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Postmark: Luray , VA , April 11, 1968

Picture: Dark Hollow Waterfalls, Skyline Drive, VA

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad – Hope to take a short hike to see this tomorrow. The weatherman is giving us sunny days—the redbud and dogwood are out and Virginia looks very lovely. Nice to see some “almost” mountains again too. We toured one of the many limestone caverns today—much bigger and more impressive than we expected.
Love, Barbara and all

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Postmark: Ft. Leonard Wood, MO July 19, 1968

Picture: Gateway Arch at Sunset, St. Louis, Mo

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001 (used address label)

Message: Hello—Having lots of fun here. Hope you are feeling OK now Grampa. We passed through this arch in St. Louis today. Now at Ft. Leonard Wood Army Base, Missouri. Will be in N.M. on Wednesday.
Love Mark. [Mark was on bus trip with Boy Scouts from Doylestown, PA to the Boy Scout Camp, “Philmont” in New Mexico.]

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Postmark: Pulaski , NY August 11, 1968

Picture: Bathing Beach Area, Selkirk Shores State Park, Pulaski, N.Y.

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Dear Mom and Dad – We got your nice card before we left—sure hope you’re feeling better now, Dad. A cool wave came in today—there are real big waves on Lake Ontario. We’re camped on its shore, about 40 miles north of Syracuse. Anneke [Bezemer] arrived and we’re enjoying her company. Tomorrow to the head of the St. Lawrence River—the Thousand Islands region.
Love, Barbara, Glenn and all.

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Postmark: Montreal , Canada August 15, 1968

Picture: "Terre Des Hommes" Man and His World

To: I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif 96001, USA

Message: Just ready to take in 2nd day of Expo '67 in '68. Vacations are hard work. Shot power steering just before leaving, have leaky transmission now—and broken tent pole. Fair is pleasant, not too crowded. Weather good but windy. Kids like LaRonde best (Amusement Park). All ok. Hope you too are recovering well.
Glenn

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Postmark: Doylestown , PA August 24, 1968

Picture: Aerial View, New York State Fish Creek Public Camp Site, Adirondacks.

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Dear Mom and Dad – After an enjoyable but tiring visit to the “Expo” in Montreal, we’re relaxing in what we’ve decided is the best spot in the East—the Adirondacks. Our trailer is only 30 feet from the water where we have a canoe parked. Mark has given us all paddling lessons and we were expert enough to canoe over to an island for picnic lunch today. Sadly, we have to leave soon. Be home Saturday, Aug. 24.
Love, Barb and all. P.S. We’re home now, but I’ll mail this anyway.

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Postmark: Marblehead , MA Nov. 5, 1968

Picture: Historic Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston, Mass.

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad – Glenn had to come up here on business and I hitched a ride! Saw Concord and Walden Pond yesterday—came into Boston alone today while Glenn works. Saw the historic sights and big stores—very interesting city to walk around—but I’m glad I didn’t try to drive! Saw a house on Beacon Hill marked “Cabot”—maybe the ones who spoke only to Lowell’s, huh? Hope all are well,
Love, Barbara and Glenn

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Postmark: Inlet, N.Y. August 10, 1969

Picture: The Willis Lodges, Rt. 28, Seventh Lake, Inlet, NY

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad – Mark, his pal and I had a safe but rainy trip up to our cottage in the Adirondacks. Cottages sure beat wet tents in the rain! (I even brought the electric blanket!) Glenn will be in Pasadena until Wed-Thurs. Then will drive up to join us. Karen’s trip continues to be great—she may not come home, ha! Thanks again for all you did for her!
Love, Barbara

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Postmark: Inlet, NY Aug. 17, 1969

Picture: Seventh Lake, Inlet, New York

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Hi – Made it back from L.A. o.k. Had a hard trip but everything finally got working at JPL. Drove up here Sat. now enjoying some peace and quiet for a week. There’s still some original undisturbed wilderness even in the East. Quite pretty here; but fairly frequent thunderstorms. Hope you’re all well.
Glenn. We have a cabin off picture at right.

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Postmark: Doylestown , PA August 28, 1969

Picture: Erwinna Covered Bridge, Bucks County, PA

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Hi! The whole family is all back together again. We got home from N.Y. last Sunday and Karen came home Tuesday night. Glenn leaves Sept. 6 for Rome and I’ll join him a couple weeks later for 2 weeks’ vacation. I’ll write next week. Busy getting kids ready for school now. Karen sure enjoyed her visit with you—she’ll write soon too.
Love, Barbara and all. [Karen spent a month in the West, visiting Bezemers in L.A., Hallidays in Redding, and Kemmerichs in Woodburn. Kemmerichs took her up to the Skagit Valley to see relatives. Glenn was in Pasadena, Calif. Working with Jwt Propulsion Laboratories. Barbara, Mark and friend Bill Neis spent one week at Inlet, NY then Glenn joined them for second week.]

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Postmark: No postmark, just "Via Air Mail" Sept. 19, 1969

Picture: ROMA The Coliseum

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001 USA

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, Saw this and the ruins of the many Roman forums last night. Very impressive and big. We plan to see the museums in Vatican City tomorrow. We are impressed with the beauty—many lovely parks. The section we are in is especially nice. Now I wish I had studied more art and ancient history! Had a good flight over—only problem is sore feet from "touristing."! Ha! Will go to Switzerland on Monday or Tuesday.
Love, Barbara & Glenn

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Postmark: Schynige Platte , Switzerland Sept. 27, 1969

Picture: Cog railway train to Schynige Platte, shows Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau peaks.

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001 USA

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, Today we were in that little train and saw all that gorgeous scenery. Switzerland is all I hoped for and more—and Glenn agrees. I could stay here indefinitely, but we go to Amsterdam tomorrow, then London and home. We have spent 4 days in a small village-photographing wildflowers, soaking up sun and scenery and generally having the time of our lives! Called Mark and Karen 2 days ago—all o.k. there.
Love, Barbara & Glenn


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Postmark: Ottawa , IL June 27, 1970

Picture: Ohio, map of state, photo

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday & Leslie, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Hi, picked this up on the fly yesterday—your home state, Mother. We left Thurs evening-went to Harrisburg. South Bend last night. In Illinois now having brkfst. Will be somewhere in Iowa tonight. South Dakota Sunday. Car doing fine-23+ mpg with full load plus the cat. (We're taking him with us contrary to plans). Heavy thunderstorms yesterday but perfect today. Clear and cool. SALT LAKE CITY or BUST.
Glenn

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Postmark: Salt Lake City , Utah , Sept. 8, 1970

Picture: Riverside Geyser, Yellowstone National Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad – Got back yesterday from a cold and rainy trip to Yellowstone & Tetons. Still interesting but we missed the sun! Never did see the tops of the Tetons. Guess it was bad weather throughout the West though. Karen got your nice card & gift—will be writing you soon. Hope you’ll be coming over our way soon. Is still nice weather here—aspens haven’t turned yet. Will write more later.
Love, Barbara & all.

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Postmark: Salt Lake City , UT , May 25, 1971

Picture: Crater Lake Nat. Park, Oregon

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, Hope you had a good trip home. We dropped Mark off in Sacramento Saturday. Glenn flew to Sacramento and met us. He and I had a nice trip home—but no luck in Nevada’s gambling dens! Beautiful weather here—so will be fun to get out in the yard and surrounding countryside. Sure did enjoy our visit with you in Salem and appreciated our overnight stop in Redding. Come see us soon!
Love, Barbara & All

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Postmark: West Glacier, MT, July 4, 1971

Picture: Gibbon Falls, Yellowstone Nat. Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. A. Kemmerich, 1323 Hampton Way, Woodburn, OR 97071

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, We're a couple days ahead of our own postcards! Enjoyed the Tetons - could see them this trip. Spent a day getting to Mammoth Hot Springs from the Tetons. Up here on Sat. Took the "Going to the Sun" road today--now that's as pretty as Switzerland. If they'd remove the grizzlies, I'd love to hike the back country. We stayed near the roads today! Tomorrow we'll go to Kootenay Park, B.C. then to Banff on Tues. Good luck on your trip. Love, Barb & Glenn

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Postmark: Fort Steele , B.C. ( Canada ) July 8, 1971

Picture: Moraine Lake, Banff Nat. Park, Alberta, Canada

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. USA 96001

Message: Kootenay Park, Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

Dear Mom and Dad, As I write this, we're driving south through B.C., headed for Montana. Tomorrow we hope to be in the Sawtooth Mtns. In Idaho - home by Sunday. This was our favorite spot near Lake Louise. We had a lot of clouds & rain, but got to see plenty of beautiful mountains and hope to return again. Think you would enjoy this too—very nice roads and parks all through here.
Love, Barbara & Glenn

[Barbara sent another card to her parents, Al & Pauline Kemmerich, with a picture of Mt. Burgess and Emerald Lake. Similar message, but she added: "Flowers are beautiful! We stayed at the Emerald Lake Chalet, left the trailer at Kootenay Park for one night while we drove to Banff and Yoho parks."


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Postmark: Arco, Idaho Aug. 30, 1971

Picture: Sawtooth Lake, in Sawtooth Primitive Area, Idaho

To: Mr. & Mrs. A. Kemmerich, 1232 Hampton Way, Woodburn, OR 97071.

Message: We "packed in" to this beautiful spot and spent a night under the stars. Everything including weather cooperated and it was a wonderful experience. But we were all pooped the next day! Camped last night in the lava beds of Craters of the Moon. Will hike to some of the ice caves today, then home to SLC and a hot shower! We sure do think the Sawtooth Mtn. region is the best--so glad you told us about it Dad! You two should bring your camper over to Redfish Lake sometime. Love, Barbs & all.

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Postmark: Yelm , WA , July 6, 1972

Picture: Hurricane Ridge Road, Olympic Nat. Park, WA

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, This is one of the loveliest parks we’ve been to—such a variety of plants, with rainforest & alpine meadows. Our weather has been clear & warm, not usual for here—but we’re happy about it! Today we go to Mt. Rainier for 2 days—more wild flowers—we are sure taking pictures! (Added by Glenn: Happy Birthday! We have a good card for you but at home.)
Love, Barbara & Glenn

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Postmark: Salt Lake City , UT Aug. 17, 1973

Picture: Moonrise, Grand Canyon Nat. Park, AZ

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message: Dear Mom & Dad - Glenn & I had a “mini-vacation” at the North Rim of the Canyon last Sat-Sun-Mon & Tues. Really lovely—and the moon came up just this way! Now, we’re home & I’m trying to sell houses and can apricots off our tree! Karen is still busy with summer school. Guess Mark is O.K. We haven’t heard from him for a week or so. He should be heading for Salem in another week or so. Hope you are both o.k. I’ll write a real letter—after the apricots!
Love, Barbara

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  Top Left: Sand Verbenas, Indio, CA March 13, 1975- - Top Right: Boulder Canyon, near Ouray, CO July 3, 1975

Bottom Left: Lake Marie, in the Snowy Range, WY July 3, 1976 - - Bottom Right: Waterton Lake, Alberta, Canada July 26, 1977

 

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Postmark: Indio , CA Mar. 13, 1975

Picture: Sand Verbenas, Blooming on the desert, California

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Hi! We've had a good time hunting flowers - & finding scenes similar to this card although not just everywhere and it did rain one day. My mom got a recurrence of the flu so they went back to Woodburn yesterday – a shame, but guess home is best when ill. Saw Hiatts today and plan to go see Roger for a while tomorrow night. Then take Fri-Sun for a leisurely return and more desert flowers. The camellia is still beautiful. Thanks!
Barbara & Glenn

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Postmark: Ouray , Colorado July 3, 1975

Picture: Square Tower Ruin, Mesa Verde Nat. Park

To: Mr. & Mrs. A. Kemmerich, 1323 Hampton Way, Woodburn, OR 97071

Message: Hi - Drove from Mesa Verde via Durango & Silverton to Ouray today--only about 110 miles but was really beautiful mountain country all the way. Ouray is an old mining town, nestled in a bowl and surrounded by 13,000 + ft. mountains. We'll spend a couple days here looking for wildflowers, then maybe to Aspen. Mesa Verde was really interesting. Love, Barbs

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Postmark: Ouray , Colorado July 3, 1975

Picture: Boulder Canyon, Colorado

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Happy Birthday, Mom. Hope this gets to you on time and that you have a really nice day. Enjoying our trip—taking it nice & easy. 100 miles a day or so. Moab, Mesa Verde, Ouray, Grand Junction next. Home Friday nite probably. Spectacular scenery here but flowers not too good. They're either way late or just not out this year. Will write.
Love, Glenn & Barb

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Postmark: Thousand Palms, CA, Jan. 21, 1976

Picture: The Road Runner, Clown of the West

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, Redding, CA

Message Hi! These roadrunners are “pets” of the people who live in the mobile home park where we’re staying. One even sat on the tennis court fence and watched us whack the ball! It’s sunny, 80 degrees and we don’t want to leave! Have been golfing, hiking and playing tennis. Great! Think we’ll enjoy this life. The double wide mobile home we’re renting is very roomy. Going to go see Hiatts for lunch. Maybe drive to Mexicali tomorrow. Hate to think of going back to winter in a few days.
Love, Barb and Glenn

Similar postcard sent to Kemmerichs, with picture of Desert Evening Primroses:

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Postmark: Salt Lake City , UT July 6, 1976

Picture: Lake Marie in the Snowy Range in Southern Wyoming

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Dear Mom and Dad, This is pretty mountain country that we just discovered. Got lots of nice wildflower pictures—especially little alpine ones at the 10,800 foot Snowy Range Pass. May do a "circle" route and go to Steamboat Springs, Colorado tomorrow. Hope you had a good 4th! P.S. Never got this mailed—we're back in Salt Lake City! [No signature, but Barbara's handwriting]

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Postmark: Unreadable [ Arizona ] April 1977. [Date written on card: 4/19/1977]

Picture: Multi-pictures, entitled “The Colorful Desert”

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message: Hi Folks; We’re in Mesa, Ariz. At the moment. Went thru Vegas, left $5 with them, on to Phoenix, now at “Golden Hills.” Played 9 holes golf yesterday and today and have been out hunting flowers. Unfortunately, Ariz. is dry too, so the annuals are absolutely missing. Only things around are the bigger plants – like cactus. Even they are not too plentiful (and it’s just a little early for most) but at least they’re enuf to go looking for. Head to Tucson tomorrow, plan to hit the Desert Museum there, back to Phoenix Friday then home over the weekend. Guess there will be fewer trips now- to conserve gas. Well, it couldn’t go on forever. Will write more soon. Weather is perfect here (still frost in SLC)
Glenn

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Postmark: West Yellowstone , MT, July 23, 1977

Picture: Elk – Western United States

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Hi; All excellent so far. Nice trip up—even got in time to do a little sightseeing yesterday—including some elk like this one. Will spend almost all day in Yellowstone today ending up at Livingston tonight. Big drive tomorrow though—to Waterton Lakes in Canada. Weather nice for sightseeing; cool but some thunderstorms. Flowers are out—not too dried.
Love, Glenn

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Postmark: Kalispell , MT July 28, 1977

Picture: Sun Setting On Waterton Valley, Waterton Nat. Park, Alberta, Canada

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Hi Folks: Made it here in fine shape yesterday. However rained on us all thru Yellowstone and on the drive up here, and all day today. Couldn't even see the mountains at all 'till this evening when they began showing thru the clouds. They're glad to get the rain here as they've been in drought too. Quite a few flowers out but pretty well drowned looking. We head back tomorrow via Glacier, then Sawtooths. All should be pretty if the sun comes out.
Love, Glenn

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Postmark: Ketchikan, Alaska Sept. 1, 1977.

Picture: MV Malaspina, one of the Alaska Marine Highway ferries, steaming out of Sitka.

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, Has been beautiful weather so far—and we glide along close to shore so can see lots of birds, etc. with the binoculars. Also saw “killer whales” beautiful animals. We have a fancy stateroom—really fun! We’ll stay on the ship all the way to Skagway and spend 3 days here in Ketchikan on the trip south.
Love, Barbara

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Postmark: Ketchikan , Alaska Sept. 4, 1977 .

Picture: Along the White Pass—narrow gauge train.

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, Took this narrow-gauge train ride yesterday. Fun to follow the Gold Rush trail and see some of “interior” Alaska. Have seen whales and bald eagles today. Water is like glass so I’m a fine sailor, ha! A very relaxing way to see the scenery as we glide by. I heartily commend it to you! Love, Barbara

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Postmark: unreadable: probably Seattle , WA Sept. 7, 1977 .

Picture: American Bald Eagle seen from Alaska Marine Highway ferry near Ketchikan

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message: Dear Mom & Dad, On the last leg of this pleasant trip now— Alaska rain caught up with us at Ketchikan but we saw the totems and drove all 40 miles of its roads anyway! My folks found a man still living in Ketchikan that had worked for my dad in 1932. [Stan Bishop] They had a great reunion after 45 years! This has to be the most restful way to sightsee—even an elevator between decks on the biggest ferry which we’re on now. I did see the bald eagles—but farther north.
Love, Barbara

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Postmark: Santa Rosa, CA April 26, 1978

Picture: Charles Krug Winery "Oak Room," St. Helena, CA

To: Mr. & Mrs. A. Kemmerich, 1323 Hampton Way, Woodburn, Oregon 97071

Message: Hi! We are surely enjoying our trip--wildflowers are everywhere and the wine is good. The "samples" are very generous! Looks like a nice retirement site except for the super-inflated prices--$100,000 is "average."! Love, Barbs

 

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Postmark: Phoenix , AZ Feb. 21, 1979

Picture: Multi-pictures of Sun City, Arizona

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message Hi folks; got in Sat, nice flight down. Crowded airport when we got in, guess the whole East & Midwest is moving to Ariz. Nice Sat & Sun but cooler and cloudy today. Have gone thru their homes here; amazingly large scale operation. 1st Sun City is now completed (50,000 people); they’ve now opened No. 2 (Sun City West) which will be bigger. High priced, think they may have trouble at these prices, but may have momentum just from its name now. We’ll drop longer note when we get back. See Johnson’s[Glenn's cousin, Leah and her husband, Bob] this PM.
Love, Glenn

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Postmark: Portland , Oregon April 2, 1980

Picture: Hilton Hotel, Portland, OR

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Dear Mom and Dad, I've had a good meeting here in Portland and a fine visit with my folks and brother & sister-in-law & those cute little niece & nephew! My dad goes in the hospital this afternoon but seems to be doing okay & expects to be home in 48 hours. I'll stay until Saturday. Talked to Glenn and Mark on Sunday – they are fine—hope you are too and have a Happy Easter!
Love, Barbara

Postmark: (unreadable, but in Nepal ) April 12, 1980

Picture: Mt. Everest, 29,028 ft. flanked by Mt. Nhuptse 25,850 ft. and Mt. Lhotse, 27,890 ft., Nepal

To: The Hallidays, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Dear Grandma and Grampa, Well, after all this time in Nepal, I finally got to go see Mount Everest. The trek was a lot of fun, all through spectacular mountain country. But Bev and I are both tired of Nepal and glad to be going to the First World. We fly to Greece on Monday. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Reno, and that you are both feeling well. I hope to see you while I'm home in July.
Love, Karen

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Postmark: Toronto , Canada May 3, 1980

Picture: Skyline, Toronto, Canada

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001 U.S.A.

Message Dear Grandma & Grandpa—All goes well here in Toronto but it is just a big city. I am going up to Alaska again in June but only for one month. Then back to Salt Lake in July to visit with Karen. Hope all is going well in California, and we'll get to visit with you this summer.
Love, Mark

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Postmark: Bangor , Maine , August 25, 1980

Picture: Sunset from Municipal Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine.

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, Calif. 96001

Message: Dear Grandma and Grandpa, Am having a really good time on 2 weeks' holiday then back to Toronto. The LOBSTERS are great—so is the weather here. Take care.
Love, Mark

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Postmark, Columbia , CA May 5, 1982

Picture: Stage Coach, Columbia State Park, Columbia, CA

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Hi Folks, All on schedule. Will be in Redding Friday p.m. (will leave from Jackson). Perfect weather here, past prime on wildflowers, but they were good around Nevada City & Grass Valley. To Yosemite today.
Glenn


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Postmark: Khartoum , Sudan , Africa Nov. 14, 1982

Picture: Elephant Herd

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001 U.S.A.

Message Dear Grandma and Grandpa, The Sudan is a dusty dirty desert with terribly bumpy roads. So far this trip is only an "Experience," not much fun since Egypt. But that was great for the most part. I am going directly to work in Australia for 6 months after Christmas, so hope to be seeing you next summer. Meanwhile – MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Love, Mark

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Postmark: Tucson , AZ Dec 29, 1982 [Handwritten: 12/29 Green Valley]

Picture: Roadrunner

To: Mr. & Mrs. I.A. Halliday, Redding, CA

Message: All well here. GV still looks good to us. Would just like to sit out the winter here instead of SLC—7 degrees there. Colder than normal here but days still nice. Went to Nogales Monday, along with just about everybody else in Arizona. Good shopping now because of devaluation. Saw desert museum yesterday, lots of birds for Karen. Will head back Fri. AM – put Karen into airport and head for Vegas if we can get everybody into car. Hope you’re all well. Will call from SLC.
Glenn

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Postmark: Stanley , ID July 3, 1983

Picture: Mt. Heyburn & Little Redfish Lake, Sawtooth Nat. Recreation Area

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Dear Mom and Dad, These mountains were hidden in rain clouds when we drove in yesterday but today was sunny and clear & we had a nice hike along the Moraine Ridge to the right in this picture. We could enjoy views of Redfish Lake on one side and of the Sawtooth Mountains on the other. Tonight there'll be fireworks—one day early. Tomorrow we'll probably make an auto tour of some of the old ghost towns nearby. Don't think our legs can take more than one 7-mile hike on this outing! Again, Happy Birthday, Mom!
Love, Barbara & Glenn

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Postmark: Vancouver , BC , Canada June 8, 1986

Picture: Expo 86, People's Republic of China Pavilion.

To: Mr. & Mrs. Irl Halliday, 1911 Acorn Lane, Redding, CA 96001

Message Hi Folks.It's a tiring job getting thru all the different Expo pavilions, but interesting. It is a well run show, and Vancouver is a very interesting city. Best spots were China & Egypt with displays of their antiquities, but lots of good other shows. There are long lines for most of the good shows, so the main complaint is sore feet, legs and backs. Hope you're doing well as you can these days. Will call Wed.
Love, Glenn & Barb

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Postmark: Nairobi , Kenya July 27, 1987

Picture: Popular Kenya Scenes

To: The Hallidays, 950 N. Cascade Drive #238, Woodburn, OR 97071

Message: Dear Grandma and Grampa, Having a great time in Kenya. We have just finished the cycling part of the tour, and are back in Nairobi, getting ready to start on a series of drives through the big game parks. It’s a really beautiful country, with a wonderful variety of habitat in a small area. We’ve been seeing lots of beautiful tropical birds and plants already. See you in a few weeks.
Love, Karen

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This was the last of the postcards sent to our parents. Irl Halliday passed away on Nov. 19, 1987; Noma spent the last ten years of her life in nursing homes, after her stroke in 1984. She died on Jan. 3, 1994. Al Kemmerich died October 4, 1995; Pauline passed away on Sept. 18, 1998.

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