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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: January 8
Country: United States

About Me

Introducing Myself

My name is Cathy, and I live in Alabama with my husband of 37 years. We have 2 adult daughters, 1 in Colorado and 1 in Tennessee. I am retired from a local school system, and have a “retirement” job working in a local Hallmark store. I was retired for a whopping 6 months when I realized I was bored. A dear friend owns the Hallmark shop, and she hired me to save me from boredom!! Ha!

I have a full-blown obsession with vintage postage stamps and snail mail. I have all of the letters my mother and I wrote one another when I was away at college. She has been gone for 10 years now, and it is so comforting to see her handwriting and read our "conversations" we had through these letters.

Flaking on Swaps

I will never flake on a swap. I am very prompt, will always mail the day I receive partner addresses, and will register the day I receive a swap. If you ever have a question or a concern, PLEASE message me. I am more than happy to re-send. In the event that I have a circumstance that would prevent me from mailing swaps out immediately, I will always message you and let you know.

My Interests

I am a HUGE proponent of continuing the art of letter writing, and the sharing of “snail mail”. I have been a collector of postcards most of my life. It started when we would travel on vacation, and I would take the free postcards at the little motels we would visit on our travels. I still have tons of them!

I am also a major collector and user of vintage stamps. I use them on everything. I love the old stamps. I probably have more than I will ever be able to use, but that is okay! No apologies here!

Avid Postcrosser

I am an AVID participant in Postcrossing (cflathem). I keep my maximum number of postcards in the mail at all times. It has been so much fun!!

Favorites

I do have a list of “favorite things” when it comes to postcards.

Lighthouses, Trains, Christmas ANYTHING, Birds, Brightly colored flowers, Lantern Press postcards, “Greetings from” postcards, State maps, Large letter state and city cards

I am really getting into washi tape. I had never used it until about 6 months ago. Now I have enough for two lifetimes. Ha!

Dislikes

If I had to list some “dislikes”, they would be:

Poorly constructed handmade cards, Free or ad cards, No food items, No political items

But frankly, I would love to see anything else people want to share. I am always interested in hearing about other people and the things they love.

A Final Note

I miss civility and kindness. We seem to be lacking in that area these days. I love sharing my love of snail mail, crafts, creativity. We ALL have something to contribute to this world. Everyone has a talent. My hope is that we always share fun things with one another.

Ratings

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Comment: Once again, thank you fortheawesome selection. Hugs, Mona
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! I was just introduced to Lantern Press not to long ago, I absolutely love them. I am glad to share in your obsession 😁
Response: Excellent! And yes, I am totally obsessed. Thanks for the ❤️!
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Comment: I love the postcard, I can't believe your friend made it for you. Very nice. Of course the matching postage stamps is a super nice touch. You made this already fun vintage postage stamp swap ever better.
Karen07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
shinyserra rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 21, 2019
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Comment: I love Nashville too!
kaicee118 rated for Space PC swap on May 21, 2019
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soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 20, 2019
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soccer8s rated for Elephant PC swap #2 on May 20, 2019
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soccer8s rated for 5 Partner Postcard Swap #2 on May 20, 2019
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naomiockerman rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 94!!! on May 20, 2019
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frenchd73 rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 9 on May 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much!! These are all new for me!!!!
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cool Nashville postcard!
sharmison33 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on May 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
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Comment: I just love the selection of stamps! Thank you for some inspiration after looking at them. Hugs, Mona
AngJ rated for Space PC swap on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard!!! Loooove it!!!
Joeanniee rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Cathy! Hope you had a fun trip to Rocky Mountain! Thank you for your lovely postcard!
Margothecat rated for State Capitol Postcard - USA on May 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! It is a new card for my collection!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty botanical card!
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox #16 on May 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies!

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Comments

bluerose3 on Apr 5, 2019:

Thank you for the Alabama map postcard.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 30, 2018:

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