Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Yesterday's blog entry was just the introduction. The Circumstance before the Pomp. Today's blog entry is the inauguration, because it features none other than a postcard!

This card came to me by way of my dear friend, Aitch Em in the Ewe Kay. Said friend recently spent a week relaxing in Cornwall and sent along this little bit for my growing collection.

According to the caption on the back of said card, this is a mên-an-tol. This particular one can be found on the moors of West Penwith and dates from 4,000 years ago. Legend has it that passing through the stone will cure ills and infertility.

I wonder if it will take away the woes of duplicitous people in my life, too?

Thanks, Aitch!

P.S. If you'd like to send a postcard my way or receive one from me, email me. You'll find my address in my profile.


Miss Understood said...

Cornwall is beautiful.

I love your new place - and wish you many happy years here :)

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Ms. U: Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by. It wouldn't be my blog without you here! Hope you're well.

Zanne said...

Love the new look!
That postcard is great! Will have to see what I can find you from my present location in God's country (that would be Canada!). Glad you're still writing! Hugs!

Cele said...

I didn't make Cornwall on my trip to the UK. But I definately will the next time, I want to see Tintagle (sp) and if menopause hasn't left me yet, pass though the eye of that Tol.

BTW very smart move JM. I like the new digs.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

Zanne: So good to hear from you, friend. Hope you're enjoying a lot of R&R in God's country. And yes, please do send me a postcard from up north. My collection could use an offering from Canada! Be well, my friend!

Cele: Thank you. I'm sort of groovin' on the new digs, too. I'm not a fan of brown, but it's working for me.

I've never even been to England, though I'm hoping to change that this fall.... We'll see.

Anonymous said...

Hmm--I wonder if passing through it backwards would bring on infertility? I'm starting to think about how to accomplish that after Surprise Baby is born.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

JA: Excellent question! I suppose anything mystical and full of lore that works one would could, ostensibly, work the other way, too.

And speaking of the Surprise Baby, how is she coming along?

hm-uk said...

Wow, the postal service (in both countries) must have been in super-speedy delivery mode. I only posted the card last Tuesday!!

I didn't see this particular monolith, but there were plenty of others just stuck in the ground, including stone crosses with celtic designs and mini-stonehenge type things.

Congrats on the new site - it looks great. hm-uk

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

HM: Well, it's because we're allies in the war on terror, doncha know? Now, if you'd sent the postcard from France or Germany, it would be next year before I received it and I'd probably end up on some watch list or something for having friends in countries that don't support Ah-muhr-kah's efforts in Eye-Rack.

Anonymous said...

Surprise Baby is large and in charge. In other words, exactly how she should be. She seems to be in a good position (already head-down, with 9 weeks to go), and we've been having some fun little interplay where I push on her various body parts and she pushes back. Pretty trippy.

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

JA: Wow! That is trippy!