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dustcollector

dustcollector
Date Joined: January 7, 2008
Last Online: July 2, 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

Famous personages--authors, artists, composers, musicians, film stars, historical figures--people significant to a culture or movement Gardens around the world Landmarks World flags Animals unique to a specific place Africa India Norway Sweden Egypt Israel Turkey South America Children's book illustrations Fairy tales Folk art Ethnic foods or recipes World capitols International pop culture icons Ethnic dress Masks

Ratings

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Comment: I was so excited to get the vintage Valentine postcard. I love Valentine's Day and anything associated with it.
penpallingfool rated for Postcard Swap #10 on Jul 1, 2020
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Comment: new castle is about 3 to 4 hours as I am an hour from indianapolis and terre haute kinda in the middle of the two thanks for this cute blue whale...
CHOWEFACE rated for Local Postcard Swap - USA on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the Melbourne card!
anniechan91 rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: That's awesome that you were originally from STL. I moved away to KC for awhile before moving back home. :)
stkirsch rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: So we'll traveled!
NRGordon rated for Travel by Postcard Swap on Jun 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC. You have travelled in Europe more than I have. My wife and I travel mostly in North America. That will be especially so not that we won't b flying for quite some time.
Kristipye rated for Quick PC Swap #1 on Jun 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the motel card and nice note! I love it!
gmd rated for Postcard Pick Up #7 International on Jun 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank!
StardustForThePoet rated for Photo Postcard on Jun 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard! Your yard is Beautiful!
MsBellaDonna rated for Sender's Choice PC June on Jun 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Ireland postcard, I love it! It's great that you had the opportunity to visit there! I would like to go there as well, even more now that I found out through research I may have a little Irish blood in me! Stay safe and be well!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard! It's funny you say that about the Smoky Mountains... I was just in that area this past week.
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Comment: Thank you:)
Response: You're welcome.
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Comment: First of all, I love your ID name. Very creative! Thank you for the beautiful flower postcard. We've been to Florida when it was hot and humid and one time when there was a freeze. It was a different kind of cold than I've ever been in before! Didn't think I would ever warm up! Hopefully the weather will cooperate for you this year! Thanks again!
Response: November is probably the best time to visit here unless you want to bake in the sun on the beach. It does get cold sometimes. Glad you like the card. You're quite welcome.
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Comment: TY for the "Red Rose" art pc! [I think this was from you - I think you may have put your name instead of swap ID?]
Response: Oops! I'm usually good about writing the swap name. Thanks for the rating. Sorry for the slip up. Glad you figured it out.
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Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating.
banjobraids rated for Tourist Postcard Swap #3 on Jun 6, 2020
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Comment: Beautiful butterfly and flower card, I love it!! These are just the kinds of butterflies I chase around gardens to get a look at. I love the stripey wings. Thank you for the beautiful card! :):):)
Response: 🌹You're welcome. Thanks for the rating and message.
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Comment: You picked perfect cards for me. LOVE them, thank you so much. We also have tree frogs and tonight, it is humid and they are singing so loudly, cant sleep with the windows open because of it. I have only had Key Lime Pie once, but it was so refreshing. ahhh. And I do enjoy flower fairies (are they not real?????) Have a blessed weekend and thank you again.
Response: You are very welcome. I always try , and I appreciate knowing that I succeeded. I bought a key lime pie today for visiting family. Thanks for the rating.
suepier rated for I am not from here PC on Feb 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
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Comment: Thanks! I love this travel brochure! This looks like an amazing place to visit.

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