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boandsully

boandsully
Date Joined: October 28, 2018
Last Online: June 25, 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

aspens rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jun 25, 2019
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Comment: Super awesome card! I'm happy you got to ride the railway that's pictured.
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Comment: What a beautiful postcard!! I love the etched style. And the stamps are lovely too! Thanks so much!
STUFFellaneous rated for Patriotic Postcard USA #2 on Jun 24, 2019
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Comment: The stamps and washi tape were a nice touch!
Response: Thanks for the ♥️! I do love that washi. I probably have 20 rolls of it. Found it in the 25 cent clearance bin at Michaels last year.
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap!
eimn rated for Quick PC swap #1 on Jun 23, 2019
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Comment: Thank you Cathy for this cool space-themed postcard celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing! I love it! Thank you also for the cool stamps, especially the camel from 1988!
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of stamps. I love them
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 93!!! on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from Nashville.
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Comment: Great postcard! We started a container garden this summer. We just got a "cage" for our tomato plant and a trellis for our peas!
Response: Thank you for the ❤️! We tried growing blueberries in a container garden, but the squirrels loved them too much.....
coleenfranks rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #2 on Jun 21, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for all the pretty PCs, Kathy and the extra little sticker sheet.
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Comment: Beautiful blossoms but I didn't know what they were. Pink and white. Thanks.
Response: I believe they are cherry blossoms. Thanks for the rating!!!
aspens rated for Quick PC swap #1 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the rad rocket launch postcard! It's so cool looking. Also love the adventure washi & vintage postage!
Christine1982 rated for Quick PC swap #1 on Jun 17, 2019
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Comment: 🎇🎆🎉🎊
Response: Thanks for the ❤️! Hope we swap again!
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Comment: Steam trains are very cool. Thanks
Response: I do love trains. Thanks for the great rating!
sharmison33 rated for Flower/Garden Postcard-USA on Jun 16, 2019
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Comment: This flower postcard and it’s stamps are beautiful! Definitely going in my favorites notebook. Thanks!
Response: Happy you liked it! I was pleased to find the flower stamps in my stash!
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Comment: Great postage stamps, even a couple I hadn't seen before! Thanks so much, Mar/skinny52
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 96!!! on Jun 15, 2019
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Comment: Thanks
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Comment: They were great. I really enjoyed the variety
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Comment: Thank you.
gerberdaisy rated for Sending stuff in twos swap #2 on Jun 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! The postcards were so cool. Can't wait to use them in Postcrossing!
Kathy821 rated for Simply Send a Postcard #4 USA on Jun 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard!

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Comments

bluerose3 on Apr 5, 2019:

Thank you for the Alabama map postcard.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 30, 2018:

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