This lady would be arrested for battery today! Apparently this solid looking soul took exception to her husband winking at another woman! But what is really funny are the words someone penciled on the back of this postcard. "Beware of the old woman." One wonders what the story was behind that interesting statement.
Run like winkin' is an old expression my grannie used to use. Some people say the phrase refers to how quickly a "welkin," or cloud moves across the skies. Most people believe it means the time it takes to wink an eye. So it would have meant, run as fast as the twinkle of an eye.
Doing something in the wink of an eye seems to be a universal expression. The English word wink was actually an abbreviation of the word twinkle--meaning the opening and shutting of one's eye. The French say clin d'oeil, and the German word augenblick conveys the same idea.
I think I'll go in the kitchen, make some breakfast and wink at my astonished husband! Happy Postcard Friendship Friday, dear friends--and have a lovely day!
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