Do you belong to any clubs, organizations or places of interest?
This is a short post that holds three pieces of history. They are
smaller than a 3″ x 5″ index card. Each has elements of nostalgia,
excitement, childhood memories and personal information.
I was looking through a stack of my parents’ postcards.
I found items belonging to my mother tucked in between.
Each is rather
Item # One:
FRONT OF CARD:
made of rope lasso:
“Hi – Yo Silver”
Picture of familiar
black eye mask.
“This is to certify that
is a duly qualified
member of the
Lone Ranger Safety Club
for Boys and Girls
~ The Lone Ranger ~
Sign your name here ________________. ”
BACK OF CARD:
“The Lone Ranger Secret Code
The top line of letters is in Regular order.
The bottom line is a second alphabet,
EXCEPT it starts with the letter, “B”
and ends with the letter “A.”
Using the Lone Ranger Secret Code
the word “BOND”
would appear as,
Copyright 1939, T.L.R., INC.
East Bond Bread . . . 3 Times A Day!”
My mother would have been 11 years old,
when she got this Lone Ranger Safety Club
card for boys and girls.
I wonder what the
**Any clues to share about this
card would be of interest to me.
Item # Two:
The next item is quite tiny,
size of a ticket for a raffle.
It holds a lot of information
on this pale dove-gray ticket.
National Monument and Historic Shrine
Inner Fort Admission. . . . . 10 cents
Federal Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 cents
Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 cents
U. S. Dept. of the Interior
National Park Service
International Ticket Company
Newark, N. J.”
**Can you imagine such a small
charge for such a treasure and
hallowed place in history?
A yellowed library card,
The East Hartford
Public Library card
17 Oakwood Street
May 19, 1940.
There are multiple dates
stamped on this card.
When I think of childhood,
I remember my pride in
carrying my Brownie
My Sandusky Public
Library card around.
They were kept in a
tan leather wallet.
I remember one of my close friends, Amy, having a Mickey
Mouse Club card. I also know she carried around a Blue Birds’
membership card. These were kept in her red leather wallet.
My Dad belonged to several clubs, but took quite a lot of pride
in his being a Boy Scout Leader. He was also a member of Bay
Men’s Club and the Ancient Astronauts Society in Chicago, Ill.
He carried around a “Diner’s Club” card and belonged to the
“Brown Derby Birthday Club.” Dad joined the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame when it opened its Cleveland establishment, 1983.
These days my grandchildren belong to Webelos, Cub Scouts,
the Delaware County District Library, Chuck E. Cheese birthday
club, Dora (or Bob the Builder) Nickelodeon, Jr. club and more.
My own three children had 4 H membership cards and pins.
My son stayed in Boy Scouts up through elementary school,
while my oldest daughter stayed with Girl Scouts through her
Delaware Willis Middle School years. They belonged to PBS’
“Sesame Street Club” and did not join the Barney Fan Club.
I get my gas and produce my Speedway Rewards card and
belong to the same Subway Club the commercial man, Jared
belongs to. I like to receive free birthday burger from Ruby
Tuesdays and print out coupons from other restaurants.
I am a proud member of the Godiva Chocolate Rewards club.
It doesn’t have to be an ‘exclusive’ club or organization
to make it a fun place to be. It can be a fishing or running
club, it can be one which includes your circle of friends in
your faith, who gather and label themselves, a “Bible Club.”
Would you mind sharing a memory of a special designated
card, a piece of nostalgia or whimsy, something from your
collection of memorabilia or a current ‘club’ you belong to?