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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: September 27, 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

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Comment: Thank you for the super cute halloween card! Loved all the extras as well! Happy Halloween!
DreZee rated for Autumn Postcard- USA only on Sep 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! I am so happy the autumn is here! It's my favorite time of year!
DeidreArt rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #10 on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun colorful postcard, your order at the Dairy Dip sounds yummy!
Fairydollmilk rated for One PC, One Partner - USA on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the train postcard with the vintage stamps :) take care.
baseri rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #3 on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Happy Halloween Cathy - thank you so much for the delightful card and goodies that you sent. It brightened my day! I especially liked the sleepy hollow stamp. Happy Swapping! Dale
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
marinda rated for Autumn Postcard- USA only on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: I love the postcard. Thank you! Great stamps!
GiuliaL rated for 🦇Happy mail: Halloween themed on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Loved this swap! Thank you so much and Happy Halloween
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Comment: Once again, thank you for the fun LP card! I think a bee and butterfly garden sounds amazing! I wanted to plant flowers to attract hummingbirds, but apparently the ones I had chosen aren't great in the desert. Oh, well!
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Comment: I love these goodies! Thank you for all you sent, I'm definitely excited for next month!
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Comment: Eeee. I LOVE the PC you sent in this one! Going to have someone mail it back to me! Do you have anyone specific you buy them in lots from? I need to get some for my extras!
Response: Happy you liked it. Remind me which one I sent.
mchesser12 rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #10 on Sep 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the Dairy Dip postcard. Your ice cream order sounds like something I would get.
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Comment: Thank you for the swap! I love sunflowers.
MKayla rated for Halloween washi and sticker 🎃👻 on Sep 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute washi and stickers!! I love them!! Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love it! We don't get many kids in our neighborhood either, but we still love to decorate! Thanks again! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the card and goodies
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Comment: thanks for the pretty card with the cool stamps! i love it cathy :)
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Comment: Thank you, I love sunflowers
noone7212 rated for Postcard Mailbox Stuffer #10 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card, although now I want ice cream! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
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Comment: Loved the card, it's so shiny and pretty. Yes I am looking forward to the coming holidays this is the best time, and my favorite time of the year! Happy Halloween!
squince rated for Autumn PC Swap #2 on Sep 14, 2020
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Comment: Adorable card! I hate pumpkin pie though! ha!
Response: Confession. I love the way it smells, but I dont eat pie of any kind. It is a texture thing for me. Ha!! My mother was famous for her pecan pie. I can make it just like she did, but I would never eat it.