Grenada is an island country in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain. It consists of the main island of Grenada, two lesser islands, and several tiny islands as well. The main island is is 348.5 square kilometers (134.6 sq. mi).
Okay, the geography lesson is concluded for today, class. It’s now time for our Art Class. Please open your stamp collections and follow along with the rest of the post:
This nice set of stamps was released in 1979 with artwork provided by Walt Disney Productions. This would have ensured that the characters remained ‘on model’ and recognizable to the world.
Mickey Mouse himself throws the opening pitch with a baseball themed 1/2¢ stamp. And he is appropriately playing in the Mouseketeer League!
Donald Duck engages in some hijinks (see what I did there?) and I think a bit of cheating to win in the High Jump. I wouldn’t give a 1¢ stamp for his chances with the judges!
And… Goofy is being goofy. I guess he decided to give more than his 2¢ worth and just throw his whole body at the net!
And… Goofy is still being goofy. This time he’s upped the antae to 3¢ but it doesn’t seem to have improved his results! Unless this is a new race where you are supposed to knock down everything in your path.
It’s fitting that Donald is on the 4¢ stamp as I’m pretty sure he will be yelling ‘Fore!’ after he hits the ball out of this water trap! If he hits it. The bag might sink first.
As with other islands from the Caribbean, cricket is the national and most popular sport and is an intrinsic part of Grenadian culture. The British did have dominion over the islands at one point and no doubt brought along the game and a pot of tea. If I had a 5¢ for every cup of tea I’ve sipped, I’d still need to work full-time!
I hope you’ve enjoyed our humorous look at sports with Mickey and friends. If you’d like to know more about Grenada and the vacation opportunities it offers, please visit the Official Website here and learn all about The Spice of the Caribbean.