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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: March 17, 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

paperlvr rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 18, 2019
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Comment: Many thanks for the adorable swap! I will really enjoy using all of the goodies you sent!
Leekoba rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Such a beautiful card! Thank you for all the goodies!
Newlybird17 rated for Lantern Press NAKED Swap on Mar 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the Smoky Mountains Card! Love the fall foliage, and the fun vintage stamps!
Response: Glad you like it! I am having a great time collecting Lantern Press postcards.
soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 16, 2019
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zombiina rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 15, 2019
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SeleneW rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #6 on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and sticker bonus! <3
mcwg rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: good luck on your post card goal
SillyTilly42 rated for Happy Mail Flood-Postcards on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
Amyncognito rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 14, 2019
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Comment: Love the card and stamps! thanks!
CHOWEFACE rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 7 on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cards! All new for the collection!
Response: You’re welcome! I have to admit, this Lantern Press Swap is one of my favorites!
bluehairedmary rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: What I love about Postcrossing is seeing how long and far our little cards travel! Amazing! Thanks for the postcard! Whenever I see the Gateway Arch, I think about the book Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief. It was left out of the movie, but it was a great scene in the book.
BeHappyToday rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 89! on Mar 13, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Cool stamps!!
rogo09 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 89! on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Cathy. I vacationed in New York a few years ago. Loved it. Fast and busy you're right.
Jenzeestyle rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 90!!! on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: Cathy- I love the airplane card from the Smithsonian in DC, as I do live about an hour from there I have indeed been. Iv swap cards for most of my life, and am on postcrossing as well. Enjoy and I hope you reach your 200 goal on it.
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Comment: Thank You
samjowers rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 12, 2019
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Comment: love the stuff! esp the little doggie notepad! thanks!
ShannonDJ rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
jenlovespsu rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the fun envelope! :)
blueseabliss rated for Stuff the Mailbox #15 on Mar 11, 2019
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Comment: ty

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