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dustcollector

dustcollector
Date Joined: January 7, 2008
Last Online: December 4, 2022
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. The Ruth Galloway and Bruno, Chief of Police series are also engrossing 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. Ghosts is a hoot!

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

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Comment: Thanks for the lovely (and non-rectangular!) chunk of cardboard. My mom used to get an amaryllis every year around Christmas. And I will look into the Three Pines series, thanks for the tip!
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Comment: I LOVE your chunk, Sorry you had to spend on 2 stamps. It arrived perfectly in the envelope, and birds are my thing! Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬⛄❄🌲
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely shaped Thanksgiving chunk!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk. My cats aren't very food motivated, except one. I wish I could get the others to enjoy treats, if only to sneak some meds in them.
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Comment: Love the shape!
indigo68 rated for My Current Read PC Swap #2 on Oct 27, 2022
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Comment: The book you are reading sounds intriguing, an enjoyable series from the sound of it. And also thanks for the lovely raccoon postcard, they are one of my favourite animals!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2022 on Oct 19, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the swap and the fun chunk. My grandchildren all like to bake. We did gingerbread houses with the 8-year-olds last Christmas. Going to try it with the five y.o. this year.
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Comment: What a cool chunk of cardboard! 🎃 I love the little Minion goblins you decorated with, too 💛 I'm glad that you and your family are safe, and I loved reading about you and your granddaughters hanging out~ Thank you for the wonderful swap!
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Comment: heart heart heart!! What a fun card!!! I love the Frankenstein door on the house and the Minion "volunteer". I think that the pumpkin sticker might glow in the dark, too. And I LOVE the Boo sticker. One of my favorite lines ever from TV is Rosie O'Donnell shouting "Boo! Boo! Boo!" in a movie-of-the-week type show.
deesides rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Sep 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely The Sound of Music card!
sleepykitty rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Sep 23, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the "We can do it!" postcard with such a nice note.
funstuff rated for World Postcard Day Swap 2022 on Sep 19, 2022
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Comment: I think the postcard you sent is lovely and it certainly speaks to world peace
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Comment: thank you for the resend
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2022 on Sep 16, 2022
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Comment: A fun shape, and the very hungry caterpillar on the front, how exciting!! Thank you! Happy birthday to you too :)
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Comment: Love the shark sticker in the back, and the cool postage stamp you used. Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
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Comment: What a COOL chunk o cardboard!! Thanks for the lovely decoration too!
KrystalCook84 rated for My Current Read PC Swap #2 on Sep 7, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the book recommendation. Sounds interesting
glassnowdrop rated for Any theme PC swap on Sep 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card! I love orcas, such beautiful animals :) All the best
squince rated for 3 BLANK POSTCARDS IN AN ENVELOPE on Aug 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!
Lilyhax rated for 3 BLANK POSTCARDS IN AN ENVELOPE on Aug 22, 2022
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Comment: Thank you.

Rating Overview

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Comments

BlueberryLady on Sep 9, 2021:

Wishing you a Wonderful Month of September ( 9/17) because we both have Birthdays !!! (9/20)

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