IT'S CHRISTMAS IN JULY !

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CLAIREDALE KENNELS

Hampton Bays , Long Island NY

and now on ......

"The Internets"

These two custom Christmas cards were sent during the season in the mid 1930's by Claire Knapp Penney and her husband Willis Oliver Penney to Leon Iriberry an AKC Judge and came to me from Iriberry's estate. It was a great pleasure for me to give them as an early Christmas gift to Peggy Norton one of Claire Knapp's grandaughters, who visited me here in Nashville recently. And now what better time to share them with the world ! It's been really hot here this week of July 1, 2007 (Claire's grandfather Joseph Fairchild Knapp's birthday ). The photos of her adorable Sealyhams were taken by reknowned dog photographer Rudy Tauskey The handwriting is Claire's and it's the first time I have seen Willis called "Bill" in print.

A simple message good any old time & any old or new year

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