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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: October 22, 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

thequilterslink rated for Happy Halloween Cards USA on Oct 22, 2019
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Comment: Boo..Thanks for the cute card
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers & Washi tape.
Amyncognito rated for Send 10 P.C. USA #1 on Oct 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely bird card! Glad to meet another bird watcher!
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Comment: Oooo thank you Cathy!! I especially love that Davy Crockett stamp, I hadn't seen that one before. Happy bird watching!
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Comment: Thank you so much
TellaTar rated for Let's send Halloween Card USA only on Oct 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the super cute Halloween card. It bright a smile to my face and a fright to my heart. Ha ha.
Sagerie rated for Send 10 P.C. USA #1 on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! It's so lovely and oddly calming. I don't know anything about identifying birds except for the obvious suspects, but it's always seemed so interesting.
gizmodust rated for 🎃Halloween Postcard Swap 👻 on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween card. I made the mistake of buying a bag of Halloween candy already and it's about half gone !!! I usually hand out balloons and pencils with a little candy. So will have to get another bag. Closer to the 31st. Thanks again.
J198928 rated for Halloween card with inserts on Oct 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you. I love it all. Happy Halloween! :)
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Comment: I LOVED the stickers!! 🖤☠️🖤💀🖤👻 Thank you!!!
AlteredJames rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks
Snaileditcrafts rated for Washi of the Month OCTOBER on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thank you, Cathy! I love the cute washi tapes especially the orange skeleton one! So fun! Thanks again! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and the stickers and washi! I loved it all.
zurdoswifey rated for Sending stuff in twos #11 on Oct 18, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap 🙂
palmettogirl727 rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Hi Cathy-I received your Mississippi PC with the coordinating stamp today. How cool is that?! Thanks so much!
debbiespoms rated for Halloween postcard swap on Oct 17, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! Cute! Love it!
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Comment: What a GREAT Halloween card and wonderful stamps! Thank you. Your card was a nice treat to find in my mailbox on a gray, gloomy day.
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Comment: Fun card. Thanks for the stickers and washi.
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Comment: Thank you!
imrolynn rated for 12345 Postcard #5 USA on Oct 16, 2019
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Comment: I had no idea that October is National Stamp Collecting Month. Thank you so much for sharing your favorite stamp!

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Comments

Lablauri57 on Aug 3, 2019:

Glad you got the extra stamps. Hope you enjoy them!

bluerose3 on Apr 5, 2019:

Thank you for the Alabama map postcard.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 30, 2018:

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