Comment: Hi Matt. Thank you for the wonderful Marshall Field's PC. I remember shopping at Field's when I was a child growing up in MA. Showed my 88 yr. old mum, brought back a lot of memories for her too!
Comment: Love the disney card as I didnt have it yet. The quote is so true. But I do not fish as I tell the old man I am smarter than the fish already and dont need a fishing pole to prove it, im more of a swim with the fish not catch the fish gal...
Comment: Thank you for the cute terrier postcard. I love terriers! Also thank you for the random facts about you. Congratulations on earning your Master's Degree! It is a huge accomplishment that I know you've worked hard for. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Florida. I love the ocean views. I wish we were able to go to the beach right now actually. This whole weekend is going to be 85 degrees which is unheard of in Portland this early.
Comment: hi Matt - thanks much for the lovely card & unique envelope ~ i am happy you have more time for swaps, maybe take a break from the studies > best of luck dealing with the boredom, growing your postcard collection + continued world challenges ahead!
Comment: Hello Matt - thank you for the postcard and letter. I am glad that you are able to continue school and work remotely during this time. I am lucky too and have been working at home as a Head Start teacher. My summer break starts May 24th though and I am really hoping to get to spend some time outside (fingers crossed) In my state it is not required to wear masks yet, but there is whispers that it will be that was soon, Stay safe and enjoy the little things....Justme72 (Martha) and thanks again for the smile mail
Comment: I had to laugh at this PC - I may or may not have "stalked" people online...you know, you can learn so much about a person from facebook, oops! I hope all is well with you, stay safe and stay healthy!
Comment: I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDDDD THIS PC!!!!! I love all things vintage and pinup girl, and i have never seen this one before. (It just might be the best card i have received all month, but shhh don’t tell the others ;) thanks so much again,
Harley (has Hilary) ;)
Comment: Hi Matt! Thanks for your card ands the quote, very thoughtful! Heres a related quote for you:
“I never had a dream in my life because a dream is what you want to do but still haven’t pursued. I knew what I wanted and did it til it was done, so I’ve lived the dream that I wanted so since day one!”
—-“Lucy” by Aesop Rock
Comment: Hi Matt!
Thanks so much for the PC and the quote on the back by Jerry Brown. When I was at the San Francisco opera last summer, he was there also and I rode in an elevator with him. I didn't talk to him or anything, but it's an interesting thing to tell people. LOL
Comment: Matt, thanks for the card and quote from Walt. I really like the postcard, it gave me a chuckle :) postcards of awkward Americana sound like fun! I hope you are well, and have a happy Thanksgiving! -- RJ
Comment: Thank you for the great card of Commander David Scott on the moon. I loved everything about the space program especially after I met Dr Von Braun when we lived in Huntsville, AL when I was 14 in 1961. He came to my school and told us all about the rocket he was developing for the moon launch.
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and the quote.
The Turboliners never, as far as I know, operated on the Northeast Corridor so I never rode one. It wasn't until after 2000 that I travelled by rail in the midwest and they were all gone by then.
Comment: Great PC, Thanks.
Whenever I'm asked to "rate the pain on a scale of one to ten." I always tell them that I have never broken a bone or given birth to a child. That usually evokes a chuckle or a strange look as I am a male.
Comment: Blank card with no message or explanation of the history. |Card not signed with any name. I have to say it was a disappointing swap. First blank card I've received from any of my swap bot partners.
Comment: Thanks for the vintage Orlando PC Matt! I'm actually from the Chicago area originally, so I keep hearing complaints from friends and about the snow, haha! Seems like it starts earlier every year.
Comment: Thanks for the Chicago skyline postcard featuring (what I'd still call) the Sears Tower. Maybe buildings, like sports stadiums and arenas can have naming rights purchased these days? lol take care!
Comment: I just got this cool black and white NY pc today. I realized this swap is from November 2017 WOW...I can't believe it arrived after all this time. For sure got lost in the way since USA-Mexico mail arrives within 6 weeks at the most. Thank you so much! Sad we will never know the adventures of your postcard!
Comment: Love the PC! I have relatives there and have visited several times and lived there for a few months back in the 80's! Never had to live through a winter, don't think I would have survived! Thank you!
Comment: This was 2 month's late. My address was correct. Post card is nice. I have been late and rated badly for it. A message would have been appreciated it. I'm on watch for your other swaps, but will discontinue. it's disappointing and don't want to continue with this.
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Chicago PC! We really enjoyed our visit there. I even left part of myself there. I tripped on the uneven sidewalk stones around John Hancock tower and left some of my arm and shoulder there. So graceful. LOL!
Comment: Hi, Matt! Can you tell me more about the postcard you sent? It has lots of, what looks like, swapbot names and it indicates there was a Postcrossing event in May. I'm part of Postcrossing as well and did not know about that event. :)
Comment: thank you, for the card. I got to spend only one night in chicago a few years ago and i spent the day at the art institute, its a great museum. Its 46 degrees here tonight, but I know that seems super warm compared to there! stay warm over there!
Comment: I got your card....you didn't put your swap-bot name, so I'm guessing it was from you. I'm not sure, because it was mailed on Nov. 5th and this swap ended on Sept. 26th, so please let me know if I am wrong.
Comment: Thank you for your postcard. and your comment "here's your postcard, please rerate." I did.... update 10/27 WOW! I appreciate you wanting to make things right but my gods you went overboard. Thank you for the cards. Many blessings.
Comment: Matt, thank you for the postcard of Chicago. I lived outside of the city in a small town called Woodridge. Only stayed for 2 1/2 years. Didn't like the weather although MA wasn't any better. NC is much better, not much snow. Shirley
Comment: I'm actually one of the half dozen people who hates Star Wars! :) And it was so intensely Star Wars-y. It works just fine though because I like anything post office and stamps related. Thank you.
Comment: What a cool postcard! Long live 80's Rock! And definitely go for grad school...too few good people willing to take on the school councilor role these days. Thanks for the facts and the neat PC
Comment: I love Hawaii. I haven't been to Oahu but I have been to the Big Island and Maui. Thank you for hosting!
For the ratings checking nazis: this swap was postmarked August 28, well before the last day to send!
Comment: i LOVE that little slice of metal,
thanks for gifting me the little keepsake of pretty views
- it's generous of you to share great vacation memories with a
souvenir for an envious swapbotter
~ so very appreciated!
the rest of summer!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Chicago PC. We were there about 4 years ago and we really enjoyed our visit. My biggest surprise was the number of people who walk there. Southerners are lazy. You might have one or two people waiting to cross at the corner here, not fifty plus like we saw there. While we were there I fell on the sidewalk outside the Hancock Tower so rather than my heart, I left some of my hide in Chicago. LOL!
Comment: Thank you!
I'm sorry that I had to rate you a 3 because the swap was late. Next time, just communicate that the swap will be late!
Edit: Matt did send a sincere apology for the late send. Changed the rating to a 5.
Comment: Thanks! I find it very cool that you used a Rhode Island postage stamp on this card. I'm in Rhode Island and I've NEVER seen that stamp. I will definetly have to ask the post office for that one. Thanks again and keep studying hard!
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard. My daughter is trying to open it...she thinks it's an envelope, as she's gotten birthday cards in the past week...and I've been having her open her own mail now that she's able to.
Comment: 7 Feb 2017: Did not receive anything, will re-rate if I do. Sent a message 4 Feb which is currently (7 Feb) still unread. 23 Feb 2017: received a postcard postmarked 02 Feb 2017, so apparently not the mentioned re-send but the original thing. I'll assume that it was indeed posted on 12 Jan 2017 and merely spent three weeks in the innards of the US Postal Service before being postmarked and sent out.
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the wonderful Episode VII card and Lucille Ball postage (I recently started watching I Love Lucy re-runs and remembered why this was my first "adult"/non-kids' show as a child :), Matt! I am looking forward to The Lost Jedi as well, although I can't say that I want time to rush; I still get surprised how fast time flies when a film that I have been anticipating for years is ready to open :)
Comment: This card came in way late... this did not meet the requirement of the deadline. Also no email to me so I contacted you an never got an email back. Im leaving this a 5 because I don't have clear proof of when you sent it nor was there a postmark on the PC so I can't fairly say that you sent it late, however you did hit send after the deadline.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcad. The weather isnot sure what it wants to do. Since before Christmas it has been 80 degrees. Today its about 60 and I am freezing lol. I hope your staying warm.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable, cheerful elf card that reminds me of David the Gnome, a childhood favorite, and features one of my favorite fonts, Edwardian Script :) I also really like the Holiday Windows stamps. Happy Rogue One week!
Comment: I got 2 Big Swap 13 postcards from you, so I'm assuming one of them was supposed to be for Big Swap 14? Thanks either way.
Update: Got a card for 14, so I guess it was just 2 for 13. Love this comic book cover one.
Comment: Matt , I love receiving postcards from u bc it's like u know what will make me smile. :)ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€. Thank u so much for a cool Star Wars card and awesome stamp. May the force be with you! Cheers.
Comment: Belated thank you for the Trade Federation card, Louisiana vintage postcard-style stamp, and kind greetings, Matt! (I found your card while cleaning the living room just now; it was underneath a magazine on the coffee table. I will have to gently remind my family to give my mail to me when/if they get it before I do.) Hope you have a good week! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the excellent Mace Windu card and lovely Lucille Ball stamp, Matt! I sometimes wish Samuel L. Jackson had whooped Ian McDarmid/Palpatine in Episode III, heheh. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Comment: Hi Matt! What a fantastic Cardinal card! I collect Cardinals as they were my now deceased friend's favorite bird. She always said when we see a Cardinal we know she is checking up on us. So thank you so much! And of course the Wisconsin stamp rocks! Isn't it great some of those oldies now can be used as postcard stamps? Happy Swapping!
Comment: Matt, thank you for the postcards and of course the first one you sent by mistake. The cherry pir postcard recipe sound delicious but my husband is pushing 240 and doesn't need pie or any sweets. Shirley
Comment: Hi Matt, I like the postcard Chicago, and your Spanish is improving a lot, keep it up. Thank you very much.
Hola Matt, me gustÃ³ mucho la postal de Chicago, y tu espaÃ±ol estÃ¡ mejorando mucho, sigue asÃ. Muchas gracias
Comment: I teach elementary afterschool - creative writing through fairy tales and quilting - I find the younger the students, the more fun I have! Good luck and thanks for the great card - love the kitty!
Comment: Thank you for the excellent Mace Windu and Jedi card -- I always wish he could vanquish Palpatine in Episode III :) -- but you mistakenly made out the message portion to Agape (kayebubbly). Hope you are having a good weekend!
Comment: I'm not going to rate down for it, but in the future, make sure you're fulfilling all the requirements before you mail a swap. This swap was for a non-touristy postcard but you sent one. Also, you were supposed to write your favorite dairy product.
Comment: Hi Matt!
Thank you for the Lake Geneva postcard featuring a beautiful sunset. Enjoyed the Greetings from IL stamp also. It's funny, I am pretty sure I used to have a postcard featuring that very image of Chicago's lakefront.
Comment: Belated thank you for the cool Princess Leia comic card, Matt! I love the colors, and her Hoth outfit/"headband" braid is among my favorite Star Wars costumes :) Happy first day of September (insert Earth, Wind, and Fire :)