The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Postcard for Addyson #1

Dear Addy,

The two postcards I sent from Turkey took about 6 weeks to reach you. So I thought I’d send an update that would show up in Colorado before I do.

Addy is my 5 year old niece, just weeks from her sixth birthday. She came to visit while I was packing my suitcase and I promised we’d take a trip together. When I asked where she’d like to go, she said “Turkey.” Of course. Today, crossing at an Istanbul crosswalk, using my fellow pedestrians as human shields, I thought could be a very long time before we have the chance for such an adventure.

Anyway, Addy my dear. I’ve been having a great time–meeting kind people and practicing my Turkish. Do you still remember the word for butterfly? Kelebek! I knew you’d remember.

Here are a few things I thought you might like to see.

Addyson (yep, you’re a sweetie!)

Galata Tower, Istanbul tourism, travel photos

A tower totally made for Tangles. I’ll get closer in a sec…

Istanbul cats

Eyes closed for the photo, just like Aunt Paige has a tendency to do. There are a lot of stray kitties here. They seem to like city life. (No, you can’t have one.)

Stray dogs, Izmir

Some stray dogs napping in Izmir. I know wiener dogs are your favorite, but I didn’t see any of those.

Flowers, Oludeniz, Turkey

I spotted this flower on the coast. When we visit, we’ll go there for some serious swimming. I know Nana’s garden is probably losing steam for the fall, but I hope you had a great summer in her flowers. She loves having you there to help.

Istanbul cats, Cukurcuma, Turkey

This napping cat looks like Uncle Mark’s old kitty Boogidy.

Galata Tower, Istanbul, Travel photos

Pow! The tower. Start growing your hair and we’ll climb it! Or we can just pay the admission. That works too.

Hope Lucy is still swimming it up! (Lucy the goldfish…yes, Ad, you know that already, but there may be other people reading your postcard.) We’ll have a dance party when I get back, so be ready. Greetings to everyone at home.

Give Nana and Papa lots of hugs–you do have a knack for knowing when someone needs one. Just use your judgment.

Much love,

Aunt Paige

16 comments on “Postcard for Addyson #1

  1. wdednh
    September 7, 2012

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and even more liking it. great blog you have.

  2. bilafond
    September 7, 2012

    Nice shoot and I like the write up as well.

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      September 7, 2012

      Thanks! My photography skills aren’t skills, often happy accidents, but I figured Addy wouldn’t mind. Thanks for reading!

  3. Seçil Zoral
    September 7, 2012

    Merhaba arkadaşım.
    Resimler çok güzel emeğine sağlık…
    iyi geceler size..

  4. Alarna Rose Gray
    September 11, 2012

    I hope your niece loves this postcard as much as I do 🙂

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      September 12, 2012

      Thanks! She did say the dogs were her favorite. Hehe. I’ve got to get limber for the dance party that awaits when I get home. 🙂

  5. beachcomber
    September 15, 2012

    Great shots!

    I can’t get over those slumbering mutts–for strays, they look pretty well fed. 🙂

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  7. thenicethingaboutstrangers
    September 23, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Nice Thing About Strangers and commented:

    Happy 9th birthday, sweet Addy!

  8. davecenker
    September 25, 2015

    There is no greater gift, Paige, than to pass on your spirit of discovery and adventure to the next generation. You inspire me yet again, thank you, and best wishes for a wonderful weekend 🙂

    • thenicethingaboutstrangers
      September 25, 2015

      Hi Dave,
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well. I love being an aunt–I can roam and still have family. 🙂
      All my best,

  9. Darlene
    September 30, 2015

    How special. She is so lucky to have a cool aunt like you!!

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