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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: July 9, 2020
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:

No handmade cards please, they are just not my thing. No 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

Kristipye rated for 3 Thing In An Envelope #5 on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: I love everything; especially the vintage stamps--wish I could give you lots of hearts! Thanks bunches!
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Comment: Thank you! Have a great Day! Cool stamps!
cindynvb rated for Local Postcard Swap - USA on Jul 9, 2020
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Comment: gorgeous illustration! :D
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Comment: Love it! Absolutely beautiful stamps thank you!
Scarlett3639 rated for Local Postcard Swap - USA on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
ckwini rated for Animal Postcard Swap on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the zoo postcard! I just got back from visiting the OKC zoo so this was a nice surprise.
Ellevee rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jul 5, 2020
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Comment: The postcards you sent are so beautiful, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the heart to mail them lol!! Thank you for the lovely vintage stamps and all the stickers!!! I especially love the postmark ones! ❤️
brooklynbunch rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: You's traveled way more than me--lucky! Thanks for the card. Like those stamps. Susan (brooklynbunch)
squince rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #22 USA only on Jul 2, 2020
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the cute bee postcard! I love it
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Comment: Thank you much for the lantern press San Francisco PC & the great vintage stamps you used.
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and great stamps!
daenergymon rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the extras. I just started doing this and now I want to do more!!
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Comment: I am honored you choose to send me these beautiful stamps! Especially American music one! Thank you!!
quelynn rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: wow love all the stamps and I want to go to Scotland too, and Ireland. Que
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Comment: Thank you! Love the cute stamps!
marclively rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #5 on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Cathy! Marc
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Comment: Thank you!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #4 on Jun 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap! I LOVE the postcards and stamps and stickers! This is such a lovely envelope of awesome! I hope you are enjoying the week so far! Stay safe! xx Gabi

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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