Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mysterious Companions

My last post showcased postcards of children
and their beloved dogs.  Read Puppy Dog Tails.
To give equal attention, the postcards in this post feature cats.
Specifically, BLACK CATS, because this week is Halloween.



When the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock
they demonstrated devout faith and were deeply suspicious
of anything deemed from the devil.
Black cats were considered companions of witches
and anyone caught with a black cat
would be severely punished or even killed.



Images of witches are often depicted
with a black cat as a companion.
This postcard is photographed with a prop
of a witch's handbook of spells.
Thanks to Chickabug blog
 for creating this enchanting Halloween book cover.
You can get a free download here.


Is a black cat your friend or foe?
Not certain who is more frightened -- 
the little boy or the black cat 
-- as they encounter each other in the darkness of bedtime.


These not-so-frightening kitties get in formation
to extend greetings of the season.


Happy Halloween!
Until next time, live and love well.


Join me in sharing Halloween greetings this week at:
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson


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6 comments:

Shirley said...

Happy Halloween...love your collection of post cards..enjoy all the trick or treaters..

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Debra,
I always love seeing your postcards and I really loved seeing these Hallowe'en postcards! I only have 3! I love all the black cats and had not ever thought about the origins of black cats and witches for Hallowe'en. Thanks for the little history lesson. :)
Happy Halloween!
Gina

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your vintage post cards are simply wonderful...I love the old look of a simpler time you just don't see any more...

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I love your postcards collection Debra! Yes, a black cat is a witches best friend. Hope you had a wonderful night! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love vintage postcards! These Halloween cards are darling!
Karee

Zaa said...

Such a sweet informative post…Thanks ..Hugs

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