This is a real photo postcard of my mother that I was given after she passed away. It immediately became one of my most treasured possessions. She told our entire family repeatedly that if we put her picture in the newspaper after she died she would come back to haunt us. My father and sister have assured me that she wouldn't mind me using this photo on the website. Given their encouragement and hoping that I might get off on the technicality that this isn't a newspaper. I decided to include this postcard in the collection. My mother secretly started a collection of Austin postcards and then gave it to me as a gift for Christmas one year. Since that day I have enjoyed every minute I have spent collecting Austin and Big Spring postcards and building websites to share them. I hope my mother would be proud of what I have done with her Christmas present. I loved her very much and miss her tremendously.