Look at the va-va-voom on this Fabulous Queen of the Land and Sea. This Little Mermaid has a Biggie attitude. Betsy called her Hariel; a combination of Hairy Sasquatch and Ariel. This one who’s working to strike the pose can exist as a siren who lures sailors to their watery graves, and reign as the world hide-and-seek champion.
This is quite a Sasquatch Sunday. I’ve added several items to The World’s Largest Bigfoot Postcard Collection™ this week, including Pie Grande, the first postcard I have of Bigfoot named in Spanish. (Muchas gracias a Daniel por esta postal de Pie Grande desde Cancun, México.)
It’s funny, collecting Bigfoot cards started out as a lark. It was one of those things where I noticed I had a burgeoning selection of cards with that theme. Then that theme built and built and built. And now I have albums upon albums of Bigfoot postcards and ephemera. I’ve even made podcasts about Biggie, like this one with Jamo, and this one where I talk about my pocket-sized grandfather.
I’d say if you want to create a collection — or a theme of anything on postcards — start with a single card. And declare it so. Start looking. Noticing. Commenting on cards with your theme. And then one day you wake up and find yourself with what could be a world-class collection of postcards. As the saying goes: The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today.
Didn’t think you could get rid of me that easily, did you? I’ll write more about my IG hiatus later, but for now, let’s celebrate another Sasquatch Sunday. First, let’s go ahead and look at Biggie and his crew as they sit on my side table on this snowy and sunny Sunday.
And today, thanks to Jen and Sue, I’m sporting these Sasquatch socks they secured in San Diego. (Yessssss to S alliteration.) Plus, they said they didn’t have a Biggie postcard in their collection, so they graciously added this fabulous John Bull steam locomotive maxicard. That made Biggie’s big feet swell three times their normal size. And that’s BIG.
And as a last installment today, do you ever think Biggie might have some roots in our shared past? Look at this Caveman statue Scott B. sent along. The statue is located in Oregon Caves National Monument.
I’ve been compiling some stats on The World’s Largest Bigfoot Postcard Collection. I now have more than 3,000 cards. And I am lucky to expand the collection to include other items — like those socks! I’m superstitious, so I always look for items that I think bring me good luck. I’d say Sasquatch Socks fill that criterion. And I always feel lucky to get postcards and packages from people. Thanks so much.
And hi. As Horton heard the Whos say, “We are here. We are here.”
Jamo and I talked about Bigfoot. We went outside and looked for Bigfoot clues. Talked about Bigfoot sightings. And then Jamo created watercolor postcards of Biggie. The World’s Largest Bigfoot Postcard Collection just got bigger. So did my pride.