Comment: I cried a little when I got this - not out of joy but out of sadness - I don’t know what happened, but I think I had some hungry little squirrels or something (my mailbox is small so the postie left it on my porch) There was like 1/4 of a bar untouched and I’m not gonna lie - I totally ate it and it was delicious! I just wish I could have enjoyed the whole thing ☹️ Of course I still want to rate up +heart because the effort was obvious there so thank you! Oh, and thanks for the honey too! I just hope I got all you included 🙃
Comment: Leigh...these are pretty unusual PC's....I will be able to use them in the non touristy PC group I'm a member in. Thanks for sending the unique! I love your writing on the note you sent...happy spring, Charlene
Comment: Love the posty! I remember those wooden desks from my childhood.... we had something similar with the lift up tops!! Ogden is a beautiful city. Visited a long time ago when my brother lived there 😆. Happy Spring mz. Leigh... time flys!!
Comment: Thank you very much for your friendly note and the extra mapcard. It is a new tot my collection. I collect stamps since 30 years and I like it (all topics and all countries). Every month the french Postal Service send to me the news stamps printed.
All the best
Comment: Hi Leigh! I have not been to Salt Lake City but have heard lots of great stuff about it! The pizza place you guys go to sounds amazing! I love gyros and as a pizza - sign me up! LOL! Happy New Year! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the Maine card! I grew up in MA so it was nice to see a little sliver of New England in my mailbox! My in laws also live in FL, the Orlando area. I actually just came back from taking a cruise out of Tampa. I think it would be great if we could meet up! Do keep me in the loop the next time you find yourself in the Sunshine State.
Comment: yummmm! thanks for the bountiful buffet scene ... they're my go-to type of restaurants!
today, circumstances led me & husband to a classic traditional restaurant: it cost more,
but had a comfy atmosphere & there were leftovers to take home =)
... if only more restaurants had (free) postcards, huh? have a wonderful winter in the mountains!!!
Comment: Happy wedding anniversary! I've been to LV once for travelling and I felt the same way as you did. The city was full of excitement but I felt more relaxed at quieter cities. I'd like to watch more musicals but it's too expensive in Korea :.( But I still can watch musical movies and that's quite fortunate for me. Have watched the Greatest Showman? Well you may find it offensive as it's related to frick show but the music and stage was so great and I was impressed. Recommend to watch it :) Thank you for your postcard and please have a wonderful 2018.
Comment: Hello Leigh! Thanks so much for the interesting postcard and information about "Holden Village." That's new to me! I have been to the Pacific Northwest--I lived there years ago for about 3 and a 1/2 years! You're right--it is so green and SUPER beautiful! I really miss that about it! Thank you again! Happy New Year! <3
Comment: It truly is an ugly postcard. It is interesting that it grows like mushrooms. At first glance I thought it was some kind of asparagus. I hope your 2018 is better than your 2017. The postage stamps are awesome.
Comment: I have never been to the Denver airport, and from your description, it sounds like that might be a good thing. Luckily, from NYC, I can usually find direct flights and don't have to connect to visit most places (at least large cities).
Comment: Thank you very much for your multilingual Christmas wishes! And I'm very much in favour of bilingual homes, having grown up in one myself and having tried to provide one for my daughter. All the best!
Comment: Thank you! My original plan was to wait to open until Christmas, but I decided to open the little one today & save the larger one for the 25th. The towel is very cute - thanks! Hope you have a great holiday season!
Comment: Thanks for the extras. I lived in Herriman, UT and worked in W. Jordan for 6 months in 2006. I loved living there, but didn't get to stay for a number of reasons. Since I've developed arthritis in the meantime, I think the Lord in His infinite wisdom knew that staying in Utah wouldn't be good for my health in the long run. :). I keep saying that I want to get back up there to the FHL in SLC; one of these days..... Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty card. Enjoy watching "It's A Wonderful Life" this year. I've never watched it. It's one of those movies I keep meaning to watch and then never do. Have a lovely holiday! :)
Comment: First, I thought that your card is beautiful. I am using something very similar for family. Second, I love your your note. We lived in Germany for 4 years. I have such good memories from there. I looked forward to going to the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt. We would walk around eating sausages and drinking gluhwein. We were the only Americans in our village, Pichenricht, near Hahnbach. When I was young, we could only do our stockings before breakfast. Ours, too, were full of fruit and nuts with a few small packages. Lastly, I love the gift tags...I should, I bought the same ones to use! Thanks for making my day!
Comment: I couldnâ€™t resist the temptation & opened the package... lol. I absolutely loved the stocking stuffer! Will be put to fun use. Also what you wrote in the card was very heartwarming. Thank you so much Leigh!
Comment: Beautiful PC. I have been out west when I was little & also a few years ago for a business trip but unfortunately there was no time for site seeing. This summer I will go to UT for my son's college graduation & hoping to do some exploring while there. My bf wants to hike the Appalachian Trail also. Love the Fight like a girl sticker.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I actually found it a bit funny, only because it suddenly and unexpectedly happened to me recently and I often joke about life's struggles.
I love what you wrote on the back too. I was reading it as I was walking back to the car. I wonder if the guy who had to stop suddenly to let me cross thought I was smiling at him! :)
Comment: Hello Leigh. What a surprise to see someone also interested in Edo Japanese artwork! However, I suspect there're some mistakes in the introduction of this artwork.
There's a typo of the artist's name. It should be Mistuoki instead of Mistouki. And the poetess was called å„€åŒä¸‰å¸æ¯ (Gidousanshi no haha), not å„€åŒä¹‹å¸æ¯ (Yoshitomo no Shibo).
Here's the full poem in Japanese for your reference:
å¿˜ã‚Œã˜ã® è¡Œæœ«ã¾ã§ã¯ é›£ã‘ã‚Œã°
It's not completely the same as what's written in the artwork. My friends who know Japanese well said it's because there're certain rules of altering written phonetics in Edo era. They're quite complicated and often require experts to decipher.
Anyway it's an interesting artwork! :)
Comment: Thanks for the great card. Your handwriting is ridiculously fantastic small. I can do tight and small cursive, but I cannot print that neatly. Outlaws are fascinating. I just don't really get it, but I don't get any criminals. My mind doesn't ever go to that place. Thanks for the interesting card. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely view of the Cathedral of the Madeleine -- I'd love to visit one day -- and for sharing Mirusia Louwerse's beautiful music! I read her biography and realized that she went to the same conservatory as my voice teacher :)
Comment: Great card! Here in Illinois itâ€™s the opposite...I see hawks every once in a while but have never seen a bald eagle. I have been crocheting for almost 30 years....I know how to read patterns but those mermaid tails get me EVERYTIME. They are never successful for me, so kudos to you!
Comment: Hi Leigh -- thanks for sagauro cactus postcard. that's one the freaky "fan" ones. (I was in Tucson last year for vacation and learned a lot about cactus!) I wish I could keep alive all those cute succulent gardens you see on Pinterest, but alas ... All the best, al
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I have been to WV! Beautiful state! Why do you feel there's a sadness about WV? Is it the poverty? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Response: I definitely think it has to do with the poverty and oppression that the area has faced from the mining industry. To me it feels like hope was drained from the area a long time ago, and there was just an overwhelming sadness in the air. That's not to say that there's no happiness or good things there because there definitely are, it's just a very different feeling to be there. It's such an under appreciated state too in a lot of ways, and that's sad, because it really is beautiful and has some amazing and resilient people there.
Comment: Thank you for the Santa card and stickers. I bought some owl ribbon at JoAnn last night and I put it on my kitchen cabinets. Now I am hanging my cards on it. I can't wait to add yours. Merry Christmas!
Comment: I have never been to Bryce Canyon. My husband and I traveled out to Colorado and Utah last summer and spent 30 days camping. What a beautiful place you live in! Thank you for the story about your great-grandfather as well. You sent a very beautiful and thoughtful PC. Peace to you!