The man in my life collects postage stamps and as a result I occasionally find myself attending stamp shows. Such was the case on Saturday.
I have learned proper stamp show etiquette so I don’t interfere with the very serious business of acquiring stamps. Mainly, I am quiet, I never touch a stamp with my bare hands and I realize that the $5.00 I will spend does not make me a sought after customer.
So, why do I go? Because the stamps of the world are beautiful. As true collectors move from table to table purchasing stamps to add to their albums, I move from table to table being inspired by stamp artwork. Instead of just admiring these mini works of art, I buy used stamps to create art gifts for family and friends.
I have purchased stamps with lighthouses, flowers, the nativity, cartoon characters and even Lucille Ball. I grew up watching I Love Lucy and have a special fondness for Ms. Ball. Her humor and love of life were infectious. Her wit lives on in reruns and memorable quotes.
Now here is true wisdom enabling the women in my life to laugh out loud as they tackle another birthday and celebrate their age.