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Date Joined: April 9, 2013
Last Online: May 22, 2023
Birthday: December 9
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Sandy, from Minnesota. We have a saying here - "Minnesota Nice". I do my best to live up to that, but it doesn't mean I'm a pushover. ;o)

I love postcards! I don't have a formal collection - I just like to look at them, and have my favorites up on my kitchen wall, where I can see them all the time. ;oP

For me, a big part of the fun of swapping is trying to pick just the right postcard for someone else, and making that momentary connection by what I write on it.

I enjoy a variety of postcard themes, but my absolute favorites are ALL ANIMALS (raccoons are extra special), state/country maps (don't really care for street/subway, etc.) funny & wildlife touristy, single view scenery from your state or country, places of interest, b&w/sepia tone photography, and art, especially paintings from the earlier periods. I love good quality Zazzle type pc's, as well as the store bought. Unless the swap calls for blank in an envelope, please send mine naked & stamped. :o)

Who am I?

I live with Buffy, my 17 year old cat. Her full name is "Buffy the Vampire Moth Slayer". She was named after the Buffy. ;o)

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, but my heart has always been in the country. I was lucky enough to have grandparents and other relatives with farms, where I spent a lot of my growing up time.

Mountains and the ocean are great, but the woods are my favorite. So peaceful, yet so much going on if you pay attention.

After 30 years of living in the country, I moved to an old folks home in the city on 11/1/14. That's what I call the 'senior's only' apartment building I now live in. ;oP It's on the very edge of the city (pop. 68,200), and there's plenty of wildlife, including pheasant and coyotes. Deer come every night, and I wave at them. I miss the old house, but this was a necessary move. I love it here! Buffy loves looking through the sliding glass doors in the living room, and I thoroughly enjoy that she now has her own bathroom. ;o)

I drive the back roads whenever possible - it's so much better than the interstate!

I love pick-up trucks, and haven't owned anything else since 1988. I really miss hauling dogs around with me. Buffy doesn't like to go for rides. :o)

Forget world peace and good health! If a magic genie said I could have a wish, and only one, mine would be to be able to truly communicate with every other being on earth - like Dr. Doolittle.

I like to watch ants and bees go about their business. Such industrious little creatures! Especially interesting to me is watching ants work out the logistics of bringing a big ol' piece of food back to the nest. Their ability to overcome obstacles is amazing!

I think for myself.

I don't care for fishing (the number one pastime of Minnesotans) and I'm not comfortable in a boat. Do I prefer staying on shore? Ya - you betcha! ;o)

I'm a night-owl, and am often just going to bed when the birds start waking up.

I talk to everything that walks, crawls, flies, etc. You get the picture. I'm always trying to communicate on some level with all the critters around me.

I'm not easily offended, and don't have delicate sensibilities.

Severe weather excites me as much as it scares me!

History is one of the big loves of my life - it gives us so much insight into who we are today. Too bad we don't learn from it more.

I was in the Army, way back when.

I believe laughter is truly the best medicine! :oD

The two songs I relate to the most are "My Way" by Frank Sinatra, and "I Gotta Be Me" by Sammy Davis Jr.

Nothing gets my temper up like injustice and abuse - of any kind. Oh yeah, and know-it-alls!

I'm considered to be a bit eccentric by some people. Okay, probably a lot of people - but I really don't care. Life is too short, and I'm going to enjoy it in the ways that please me most!


Comment: Cutest postcard ever!!!! I might have to order some pcs from this artist. Love it and the stamps and stickers. Thank you! More people need to love skunks. I am looking forward to Autumn too..its too hot right now.
mushka2010 rated for TPP: Owls (Quick Swap) on Aug 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the delightful owl pc. Summer does seem to be passing quickly here also! The weather is hotter than usual resulting in the largest fire in history. It stretches from the interior of B.C down to Washington state!
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it! We're getting the smoke from the west, creating hazy skies. Better that than the fires themselves! Thanks for the great rating. :o)
EmilyT rated for TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 28 on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful chicken pc! And the stories about the different family farms :) I like your grandma's chickens best, too!
Response: I'll bet you like that chicken commercial too - the traveling chicken? I love it! Thanks for the great rating. :o)
pammykn rated for edited:TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 27 on Jul 28, 2015
Comment: Great card! Thank you & enjoy your week!
Response: I wonder if that's what happens to all the socks that go missing? ;oP Thanks for the heart! :o)
Tinker60 rated for TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 29 on Jul 24, 2015
Comment: Sandy ~ What a great PC! I grew up in SD so saw lots of cows and never really thought they were all that attractive but a few years ago I really started to see the beauty in them. . . must be my old age :-) Thanks so much for the beautiful PC for this wacky day ~~
Response: I've always thought cows had really pretty eyes - full of expression. :o) If you lived in SD now, you'd be seeing lots of buffalo. We have them here in MN, but I'm pretty sure the Dakotas have more. I know what you mean about the age thing. I never cared much for kids (except for my own), but now I watch the little ones with fascination, and can't get enough of my great-niece, who just turned 5 last month (She loves the House Mouse pc's I send her every couple weeks, and loves getting mail - period). I still give teenagers a wide berth if possible! ;oP Thanks for the great rating! :o)
wolfeagle rated for Spread the Love Post Card on Jul 23, 2015
Comment: Lovely lightning PC. And your penmanship is beautiful.
Response: I love lightning too, and since I moved to an apartment I have a huge window (aka: sliding glass doors) to watch the light shows during electrical storms. So far all the storms have rolled in mostly from the west and north, which is the direction my windows face. I love the free entertainment. ;o) Thanks for the great rating, and the compliment!.
TrishaLSmith rated for Spread the Love Post Card on Jul 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the awesome owl postcard. I love it!
Response: I'm so glad you like the "Hooters of Minnesota" pc! Thanks for the great rating. :o)
dachenhausa rated for TPP: Trip to Zoo: Water World on Jul 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the shark postcard (and the nod to poodles!) I didn't know the Great White was the only one to bring it's head above water...Why do I find little comfort from that??
Response: I didn't have a clue about the head above water regarding sharks either. I wonder if anyone has figured out yet why they do it? Are they curious? Are they playing Marco Polo? ;oP I'm glad you like the pc, and thanks for the heart! :o)
Comment: Finally finally receive your PC in my mail. Love it (:
Response: Actually, it made really good time, because I mailed it on the 10th. The way mail is traveling in the US these days, it wouldn't surprise me if it had taken eight days just to get out of the country! I'm so glad I had a sea turtle pc to send you - thank you for the heart! :o) I hope you had a great birthday!
Comment: Hi Sandy thank you for a lovely jetoy card :) I love animals too :)
Response: I wondered about the subject matter of the card and decided to take the chance, so I'm glad you like it. :o) I hope you had a great birthday! Thank you for the heart. :o)
Comment: Thank you so much for the cat card. So true. My cats sleep everywhere except where they are suppose to . My daughter also got a kick out of the card.
Response: Cats are like that, for sure! ;oP I'm glad you and your daughter enjoyed it. Thank you for the heart! :o)
Whippet rated for The Zoo -PC Series #2 Primate Park on Jul 11, 2015
Comment: Sandy, thank you for the Gorilla postcard. The postcard shows the Gorilla's pensive - as if thinking - face. Amazing detail in the photo. Interesting that they make their nests every night. Fun PC idea swap! Hoping some day in future I can go to a Zoo again with my camera. I've been fortunate to have 3 trips to the WDW Animal Kingdom resort hotel. The African animals are in huge pens just outside the hotel, their areas look like African landscapes. Happy Summer to you Sandy!
Response: I haven't been to a zoo in decades! I'd like to visit our state zoo, but it's too long a drive and I can't walk all over anymore, so I guess I'll just keep enjoying the animals on my postcards. ;oP I think the great apes have soulful eyes. Thanks for the heart, Kathy! :o)
dawnakaulen rated for Bird PC #5 on Jul 6, 2015
Comment: Pretty bird, thank you!
Response: I'm glad you like it! There are websites where you can hear their calls if you're interested. Thanks for the heart. :o)
Comment: Love the postcard...and uhm...no I would not like to meet an American Crocodile at my back door. LOL. Thanks for the awesome card!
Response: I wouldn't either - they can stay in their element, and I'll stay in mine! I have to admit, though, the babies are awfully cute. ;oP Thanks for the great rating!
miablancs rated for Cat drawing postcard #6 on Jun 30, 2015
Comment: Thank you for card #2 as it arrived today =D. Now I am able to see what a Zazzle card is like. To me it looks like a regular card and I am not sure why some people do not like them. Now for the card it is so funny as it is the exact same cat as my fat Minou. Being a big gal my vet told me fat owners always make their pets fat....lol.
Response: Yay! I don't understand the dislike either, except for perhaps really serious pc collectors. Oh well, it's their loss, right? ;o) Is Minou neutered/spayed? That always causes them to put on weight, dogs too. Of course, if you know you're contributing to the extra weight, you can control that. Don't fall for those "but I'm starving" looks! 'oP Thanks for the great rating!
pammykn rated for TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 26 on Jun 29, 2015
Comment: Thanks, Sandy! We've already had 90's+ ... too hot & humid! Have a great week!
Response: You're welcome, Pam, and thank you for the great rating! :o) Today we are in the high 80's, with rain expected this evening. Chances are good for storms - yay! :oP
EmilyT rated for TPP: Wacky Days PC Week 25 on Jun 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the fun fish pc and facts! Thanks for joining, too!
Response: You're welcome, Emily! I love these wacky day swaps - it's so much fun seeing if I have a pc I can use. Thanks for the great rating! :o)
Tanika rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #74 on Jun 24, 2015
Comment: Many many tx for your resend. I got it this time. You made a nice selection, all of my favorite subjects and I love that cat cartoon :-) Happy swapping !!!
Response: If at first you don't succeed.....;oP I'm so glad you like the pc's I chose for you - thank you for the great rating! :o)
owlsinathens rated for TPP: Sender's Choice PC Swap on Jun 22, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for this beautiful pc! I'd love to see a (not hungry) timber wolf one day :)
Response: You're so welcome! Don't worry, the wolves are more afraid of you than you are of them. ;oP Thanks for the great rating!
malgosya rated for Bird PC #4 on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: Dear Sandy! Thank you for a wonderful postcard! I am always happy to receive your news. Thank you for the beautiful stamps and cute stickers!
Response: You're very welcome - I'm so glad you like it! I hope you're having a good summer. Thank you for the great rating! :o)

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starhiker on Mar 2, 2019:

LOL go Scratt vikings rule! Good to hear from you! be safe be well be happy. ; )

Paige1900 on Apr 6, 2018:

Stopping by to say hello...

starhiker on Mar 17, 2018:

Oh no Buffy? I'm sorry for your loss Sandy! Yup same addy same old stuff different day. LOL

starhiker on Mar 15, 2018:

Long time no see hope all is well Sandy!

starhiker on Dec 8, 2017:

Happy Yule Time! Take Care of yourself. ; )

susieq11 on Oct 28, 2017:

Hey!!! How are you!? : )

paperpusher on Oct 26, 2017:

Howdy to you, too! Hope all is well with you!!! You've been missed on here!

starhiker on Oct 26, 2017:

So nice to hear from you Sandy!

Paige1900 on Oct 26, 2017:

Hi Sandy! Hope you are doing wonderful...I've missed you!

starhiker on Jun 10, 2017:

So good to hear from you Sandy! Yeah I know he is a lil nag but he loves you so! ♥♥♥

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