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dustcollector

dustcollector
Date Joined: January 7, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 2020
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States

About Me

I am a retired school librarian and former English teacher. Currently I share my home with cats and two dogs.

Favorite Music

I love most kinds of music, but I am not a musician. I only play the radio, and I only sing for small children who are very forgiving. If I must chose a favorite type, it would probably be folk music from around the world. I often listen to classical music.

Favorite Books

In my opinion, Charlotte's Web is right up at the top of the best books in whole world. Another favorite is Seedfolks. I read lots of books intended for children and young adults. The illustrations in picturebooks make them particularly tempting. I enjoy the Harry Potter, 39 Clues, Percy Jackson, Septimus Heap, and Missing series. I love audio books and listen in the car all of the time unless I have a passenger. I am enjoying the Massie Dobbs and Inspector Gamache mysteries.

Favorite Movies

One of my favorite films is A New Leaf with Walter Mathau and Elaine May. Other favorites are What's Up, Doc? with Barbara Streisand and Madeline Kahn and Man's Favorite Sport with Rock Hudson and Paula Prentis. I know they are oldies, but so much fun. March of the Penguins made me cry. I've seen Avatar twice. Hidden Figures was excellent. Love Coco! I am eager to see the Downton Abbey movie next month.

Favorite Television

Some shows I don't like to miss are the Amazing Race, Nova, and Nature. I enjoy dance programs. Sunday Morning on CBS is one of the best shows on TV, but I need to record it if I want to see it. We see Jeopardy at suppertime. When I was staying with my mom, I really enjoyed the Doc Martin series which is now on our local PBS station. Father Brown, Endeavor, Death in Paradise, and the Agatha Christie mysteries are intriguing, too. I also listen to some PBS programming while I am doing other things. I am a fan of NPR.

Favorite Crafts

I like arts and crafts. I have done some sewing and embroidery, but not counted cross-stitch. I enjoy making something out of nothing. My mother was very resourceful that way. I have been spending a lot more time with plants in the yard and have my own private jungle. It's always a struggle to keep up with the weeds!

About Me

As a volunteer, I use my post cards from swaps for activities with students at school. I appreciate interesting stamps almost as much as the postcards. I learned about Postcrossing from another Swap-bot member's profile, and I have been doing that, too. Mail is so much more interesting these days! I love things representative of other countries and cultures. I also would like for students to see UNESCO sites (see the list at http://whc.unesco.org/en/list . I love seeing book illustrations, too.

About Me

I always read my partner's profile and try to suit his or her preferences. Please let me know if you have not received a swap. If for some reason, you do not receive a rating from me, please contact me after a reasonable amount of time has passed. I try to rate the day something arrives. Once in a while, postcards have been trapped in catalogs or magazines.

Postcard Wishlist

Gardens around the world-- Ethnic or national holidays and traditions-- Birthday wishes in languages other than English-- Christmas cards in languages other than English-- Children's book illustrations-- Fairy tales-- Folk art-- Ethnic foods or recipes-- Indigenous people-- World capitols and flags-- International pop culture icons-- Ethnic dress-- Masks-- Landmarks and points of interest-- UNESCO world heritage sites-- Plants or animals unique to an area-- Significant international historical figures, artists, composers, performers, leaders, rulers-- Unique buildings or homes-- Unusual vehicles

Ratings

Lovelykarina rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
denisedecker58 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and I voted yesterday!
Carollee922 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard
DonnaZakem rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love Roald Dahl!
Aseret25 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cool owl postcard! We are going to vote tomorrow...it always makes me so proud to fulfill my civic duty!
Craftsidaisical rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Joan- We usually visit Florida often because we have a timeshare in Kissimmee. Of course, we have not been this year. Maybe in 2021. These dolls are so neat. I have never seen these in Florida. I am sure that is lots of fun to do such interesting displays about other cultures. I always love looking at the displays at our library.
shanaabird rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Love the dog card!! And don’t worry I already voted!! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the pc. Love the waterfalls
Response: The others received their cards back in July and early August. I am resending ow.
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Aug 30, 2020
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Comment: I love your patriotic "chunk!" Thank you for sending this one my way. :) I have a lot of respect for our veterans. Stay safe and be well!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Hi Joan! Love your chunk - made for some really fun mail! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for this fun and oddly shaped PC! The Post office stamped it postage due but then didn’t write anything and it delivered to me just fine so I wonder if they just missed the stamp at first but then realized it. The stamp colors blended in so nicely, haha!
Ukucaitie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cool chunk and I like how you decorated the back. Im glad the storm missed you! It sounds scary. Thank you!
suepier rated for Postcard Swap #10 on Aug 7, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard from Boston.
klover rated for Quick Five Postcard Swap - USA Only on Aug 2, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you:-)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and heart.
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the fun non-rectangular postcard. It makes me even more curious to find out about "lemon drizzle cake" (having heard about it in a Rough Translation podcast story from Ireland). Thanks for the book recommendations - I will look into them! Currently working through Slough House (british spy series).
ayahsantos rated for Postcard Swap #10 on Jul 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much. Take Care always.
AlinaLos rated for Postcard Swap #10 on Jul 23, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for your card! Your russian words are so cute)) Take care!
simcoe54 rated for Postcard Alphabet Soup on Jul 22, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for all the great pcs.
Amyncognito rated for Quick five postcard swap #3 USA on Jul 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thanks for the cool card!
EleanB rated for Quick five postcard swap #3 USA on Jul 20, 2020
5
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Comment: Great vintage nurse card! Thanks much

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