Where SHE Walked

Aimee Semple McPhersonInitially I was baffled by the meaning of this postcard, and to be honest I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around it. The card references the popular evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who was presumed drowned while swimming at Venice Beach in 1926. But a month later she was found in the Mexican town of Agua Prieta, just across the border from Douglas, Arizona. She claimed to have been kidnapped, drugged, and tied-up in a shack, only to escape and endure a twenty mile trek across the desert. But her story raised more questions than it answered. You can read more about Sister Aimee in an article I found at Today I Found Out, my new favorite website.

King of Rex

Rex, Mardi GrasThis linen card shows Rex, effectively the “King of the Carnival”, during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of course referring to Rex as “King Rex” or the “King of Rex” (both often used) is redundant, given that the word Rex is Latin for “King”.