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My grandmother's cousin sent her this postcard in May 19-teen (can't make out the last digit) from Yorktown, Texas. I hope you all have a meaningful and enjoyable Easter.

The Saltarelli String Orchestra will perform a concert of seasonal selections on Monday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. The free concert will include classics by Corelli and Tchaikovsky as well as sing-alongs featuring all of your favorite Christmas carols. The location is the First Mexican Baptist Church, 201 Meredith, San Antonio.

The concert will be repeated on Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 pm at the historic San Fernando Cathedral in downtown San Antonio.

More Christmas cheer can be found at the Boerne Concert Band's Christmas Concert. It will be Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. The band will perform in the Boerne Middle School Auditorium.

Here is a Christmas Card from my grandmother's collection. The date is illegible but I would guess it is from between 1910 and 1920. It was mailed from Nordheim, Texas.

My grandmother's cousin sent her this postcard in April 1919 from Yorktown, Texas. 90 years ago!

The Saltarelli String Orchestra will perform a concert of seasonal selections on Monday, December 8 at 7:30 pm. The free concert will include classics by Corelli and Tchaikovsky as well as sing-alongs featuring all of your favorite Christmas carols. The location is the First Mexican Baptist Church, 201 Meredith, San Antonio.

More Christmas cheer can be found at the Boerne Concert Band's Christmas Concert. It will be Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 pm. The band will perform in the Boerne Middle School North Auditorium.

Here is a Christmas Card from my grandmother's collection. This one was postmarked December 21, 1915 from Yorktown, Texas.

Plinkplankplunk.com made its humble bow on the Internet about a year ago. Initially the link went to the Classical Music Calendar. The blog came a little later because I saw a need to comment and highlight some of the calendar items. Along the way I've touched on software reviews, recordings, financial advice, audio equipment... and you can expect more of the same! However, I don't want to stray too far from the initial goal of the site, which is to provide a convenient listing of classical music performances in the San Antonio and Texas Hill Country area.

My frequent visitors will recall I've been sharing some old postcards my grandmother collected. You can see all of the blog posts with cards by clicking on the "Cards" link under "topics" in the sidebar. There are a lot of birthday cards and this is a perfect opportunity to post one of them.

This card was sent to my grandmother by her cousin in 1920.

Here is an Easter card from my grandmother's collection. This one has a short message from her cousin Lena, but no date. I would estimate it is from between 1910 and 1917. The printed postage requirements are one cent for domestic postage, two cents for foreign postage!

Here is another card from my grandmother's collection. This one appears to have been hand-delivered and bears no date. I would estimate it is from the mid-1920's, within a few years after my grandmother married.

The text reads:

As the bells ring out across the snow
So over the miles my wishes go,
For a Very Happy New Year!

I wish all my readers a happy and prosperous 2008. Thank you for your attention and support as PlinkPlankPlunk finds a voice in the blogosphere! I hope you're finding the Classical Music Calendar helpful. It is ready for 2008. I have updated links to the 2007 archives at the bottom of the page.

The Saltarelli String Orchestra will perform a concert of seasonal selections on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 pm. The free concert will include classics by Corelli and Tchaikovsky as well as sing-alongs featuring all of your favorite Christmas carols. The location is the First Mexican Baptist Church, 201 Meredith, San Antonio.

More Christmas cheer can be found at the Boerne Concert Band's first Christmas Concert. It will be Thursday, December 20 at 7:30 pm. The band will perform in the Boerne Middle School North Auditorium.

Here is a Christmas Card from my grandmother's collection. This one was postmarked December 20, 1916 from Yorktown, Texas.

I'd like to share with my readers an old Thanksgiving postcard. My paternal grandmother saved quite a collection of cards and I just recently placed them in an album for safekeeping. This one was sent to her by her sister in 1914. The caption at the bottom reads:

We have reasons of our own for feeding you so well

And you'd get as thin as a match if we were to tell