Thursday, December 10, 2009

VTT Love Is..........

Remember these? They were a popular feature in daily newspapers around the world in the late 60's and into the 70's. In those days DH and I were apart for an extended period and we wrote a lot of letters and sent these cartoons back and forth between Australia and the USA.

I think it might have been the only reason I bought the paper, it was the highlight of my day to see what new sweet thing this little cartoon couple would say to each other that might apply to my long distance love life, and on the other side of the world my honey was doing the same! I think we have around 450 of them and I don't believe there are any duplicates.

There are thirty album pages, twelve cartoons to a page, and the last page in the album has a stack of around 100 clipped to the page! I am only showing a few pages here, it was hard to choose they all have such special appeal for me. I think we probably continued to collect them after we were reunited because I can't imagine we would have been able to accumulate so many otherwise.


We cut them out of the paper each day and often wrote little notes on them.......


Colored them.......


Added appropriate comments.....and lots of little red hearts......


We sometimes drew extra details on the pictures themselves!
That seems like such a very long time ago, and here we are still the same people, yet changed in so many ways, definitely older and wiser and quite different from our pictures then!
Now if this has whetted your appetite for vintage things, head on over to Colorado Lady's blog and see who else has linked their treasures from days gone by.
In my vintage apron gifting, I posted that last week I drew comment #10, CC at Lace'n Ribbon Roses, and mailed off her apron and pot-holder yesterday.
I'll draw another number from this week's comments and let you know who it is.

20 comments:

marian said...

what lovely memories those sweet little cartoons evoke..i've really enjoyed reading them again..your little hearts and notes making them extra-special :))

Ruby said...

Oh! These are sooo special. Love cartoons,love letters and a long distance romance. Are you sure it's not Valentine's Day?? :)

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

I forgot all about those little cartoons! How cool that those cartoons gave special meaning to your relationship!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

Postcardy said...

I love your Love collection and your lovely story. I also love the fandango quilt in your previous post.

Allison said...

I remember these well! I use to read them all of the time in the newspaper in the 70s. Thanks for sharing your story.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I remember those little Love characters too. My dear hubby and I were courting and I used to cut them out and save them. Don't know what ever happened to them. So glad that you still have yours and they are put together in a book! What a treasure.

RainGardener said...

Those must be sooooooooo special for you two. Having the cartoons is wonderful but to have the remarks the two of you made when sending them has got to be . . . I'm speechless - can't even think of a word great enough! What a lot of treasures you have there!!!

Vickie said...

Ros,

I love your blog and the the way you assign the days of the week. I wait for "wordless Wedneday" and vintage Thursday ;-) I don't leave comments as I normally read through my google reader, but I do read :-)

Maureen said...

How sweet! And organized! I do remember them but hadn't seen one since back then.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

OMG yes! I do remember those! I havent seen those is...um, never mind!

happy vtt!

CC said...

Hi Ros.. I do remember these sweet "Love Is" little drawings..I haven't seen them in years. What memories you brought back.

My Grama's Soul said...

I remember those. They are just as sweet today as they were back then!

Blessings,

Jo

Keetha Broyles said...

I don't really remember those, but they are so cute. 450!!! Oh my, YOU GO GIRL!!!

I can see why they were such a special thing for you and your long-distance hubby!!!

Pat said...

This is very sweet. I do recall these cartoons but hadn't thought of them in year. Thanks for bringing back a good memory.

Coloradolady said...

This is just about the sweetest post...nearly had me in tears, how sweet and special these must be...a real treasure...I am a hopeless romantic myself and this is really romantic in every way...Have a great week. Happy VTT! I got your email...thanks so much...I just have not had a chance to reply back...or even really study the emails..but I am going to do that real soon...I can not wait to make one of those quilts....

Debbie said...

I remember those! How fun that you have a collection that you sent to each other.

one gal's trash said...

I remember those too! Thanks for sharing a sweet story.
xo
Pam

Pat & Ron Harris said...

I remember!! I had forgotten about those cartoons. What a sweet story. I have loved reading the stories this week. I've felt very nostolgic since writing my entry. Maybe you'll be able to pass those down to your boys or their wives. I can't imagine a child who wouldn't want to treasure them. Thank you for visiting junkblossoms! I hope you visit again soon. Merry Christmas!

~ Jan ~ said...

That is so sweet. Thanks for sharing. Cheers! :)

Gramma 2 Many said...

Boy do I ever remember:) Hard to believe they are vintage though. Has it been that long? I had a vintage I was going to post this week, but the time got away from me and I did not get it done. Maybe next week. Maybe I should auto post it while I am thinking about it.