Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Strange Spoon Postcards

There were more cards in this spoons series. They were probably printed around 1910, but these particular cards were not mailed until 1941. They were sent to Budd Bankson in Spokane, Washington from Blue (?) in Billings, Montana.

Here are the backs of the cards in the same order.

The message on the first one reads:
If you are becoming tired don't mention it the worst is yet to come -

Since lordosis was not in my vocabulary, I will assume it wasn't in yours either. This definition from Wikipedia may help to clarify:


  1. Excessive inward curvature of the spine.
  2. A posture assumed by some female mammals during mating, in which the back is arched downward.

The message on the second card reads:

Was Butch an iscream spoon? I think perhaps a soup spoon would be better for size at any rate.

Hmm, well I won't interpret these messages, but here's some information on the recipient, Budd Bankson:

Budd Bankson (Norman Ray Bankson) was an Army Captain in Special Services and the son of Russell Bankson, City Editor for the Spokane Daily Chronicle. His brother, Rodger, was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Information at the Pentagon. After his career in the Army, Budd became an author. In fact, his book, I Should Live So Long, which details his time in the Army is available on Amazon. It's really inexpensive too, so if you decide to buy it and read it, be sure to send me your review!

Later, Budd also did some writing for film and television. He wrote for the TV series Rawhide and He wrote a puppet show for kids entitled "The Adventures of Sir Gazooks" and then he developed the somewhat famous character, Teddy Ruxpin.

Budd was born on September 26, 1916 and died on January 21, 1992. He is buried in Riverside National Cemetery, in Riverside, California. This picture is from their site.


  1. Interesting postcards, another series I hadn't seen before.

  2. Love the cards -- and the history is really interesting. Rollin' rollin' rollin' rawhide.....oh, I digress....

  3. Brilliant postcards! but who was Blue? Fascinating and frustrating.

  4. Those seem to be some loaded messages- suggesting the woman is a green squash?- and it sounds like there were perhaps more cards exchanged ("becoming tired..."), too bad we aren't privy to more of this exchange to see where it went.

  5. I hadn't seen that spoon series before....very funny!

  6. I've learned all kinds of things from this post - from spoon PCs to curvature of the spine!

  7. Interesting cards and post. I never saw those cards before. The message about "inland postage" probably means they were made for use in Great Britain.



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