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michst74

michst74
Date Joined: April 5, 2011
Last Online: July 1, 2017

Country: United States
Postcrossing

About Me

My current passion is collecting postcards! I'm interested in clever, thought provoking & travel postcards, among other types from the cities &/or countries of the sender. There are so many GREAT postcards out there. I am active with exchanges on Postcrossing.com, in addition to Swap-bot. I'm a retired school teacher & married mother of two adult sons, who loves to read, craft, knit, and travel. My favorite color is purple and I love heart shapes & arranging flowers of all types. I met my husband when we both attended Michigan State University and both of our sons also attended Michigan State University. We are all proud to be Spartans!

Favorite Music

I enjoy all styles of music from popular performers like Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, U2, Michael Buble, Glee "covers", Eminem, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bon Jovi & Elvis Costello to show tunes and classical music. It just depends on what mood I'm in.

Favorite Books

Some of my all time favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby, Hawaii, The Shadow of the Wind, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Loving Frank, The Help, and the ENTIRE Harry Potter series of books. Two books that I particularly enjoyed reading aloud to 5th graders were A Long Way to Chicago & A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck. Since I retired from teaching, I continue reading the Newbery Award books and have to recommend When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

Favorite Movies

One of my all time favorite movies is Casablanca. There are others that I could watch over and over again for various reasons...

The Sting, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Dirty Dancing, Top Gun, A League of Their Own, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future.

Favorite Television

Some classic television shows that I could watch again & again would be: 30 Rock The West Wing, Pushing Daisies, Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Flashpoint, Damages, In Plain Sight, & Moonlighting.

Without a doubt, my favorite current tv show is Mad Men. But Downton Abbey is a close second. Others that I enjoy are:

The Newsroom, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, The Daily Show, The Good Wife, Hawaii 5-0, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Grey's Anatomy, Royal Pains, & Burn Notice.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Playing with paper, Scrapbooking/mini-books, Art journaling, Handmade envelopes, Mail art, ATCs, Zines & Collecting 52 different playing cards to create a 2nd unique deck of cards...a special thanks to @VioletFaye who generously completed my first set. My second misc. deck could use: Clubs ~ K Diamonds ~ A, 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, J Spades ~ A, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K Hearts ~ 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, K {but I'll be happy with any + I always ♥♥♥ JOKERS ♥♥♥}

Travel

We have set the goal of traveling to all 50 states and have made a significant dent in that goal (including both Alaska & Hawaii) ... less than 20 remain for us to visit. Love traveling! Have been to a number of Canadian provinces, Mexico and the Western and Eastern Caribbean. Need to get to the A(ruba), B(onaire), C(uracao) Islands in the South Caribbean and South America to have visited places in the entire Western Hemisphere... next up --> Europe, Asia & Australia!

Map Postcards

Decided that in January 2012, I'd try to finish my collection of postcards from all 50 states... and thanks to many of you, I accomplished this goal by the end of June 2012! Thanks to all of you who helped. Still LOVE map postcards, so if you have any of cities or areas or provinces or countries, I'd love to add them to my collection.

Ratings

susieq11 rated for Quickie Oct on Oct 1, 2014
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Comment: 1 WTC; gorgeous!! I can't wait for its completion. It's a beauty and I love seeing it as I walk downtown when I'm in Manhattan. I think it'll always have the Freedom Tower nickname, but that's ok by me! Having watched the old Twin Towers smoulder for weeks while driving to work every day, this is great to see. I miss living on the East Coast! Thanks for a fabulous postcard. This one's new to me!!! ❤️
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Comment: Hi Kris, Thanks for the great card. When I lived in Toronto a bunch of friends and I used to cross a bridge to go to Buffalo for pizza & meatball subs on Friday nights! Long time ago, so was definitely a different bridge. Thanks so much the card & great stamps!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Quickie Sept on Sep 13, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for this wonderful calla lily PC! The stamps are beautiful too. I will be rooting for Wisconsin to win the Rose Bowl again, however. LOL I traveled north with all the snow birds, on my trip, in 2013. That really slowed things down. Hope you will be able to see more of Alaska on your next trip up here. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thanks so much for this wonderful letter!!! We are in the same boat as far as organizing and down sizing after retirement:) I love the postcards that you included as well! Right into the collections they will go. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your sons and grandpuppy. We also have a grand puppy and grand kitty right now. Maybe you can come to Alaska again! It has already changed so much since you were here before. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Whippet rated for TPP: Where I Live PC on Sep 12, 2014
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Comment: Hello Kris & thank you for the scenic multiview of the Erie Canal, NY postcard you sent to me for the swap. Interesting information you wrote to me about the canal.
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Comment: The book sounds good. I think I will check our library . Love the post card! I agree starting the day with a cup of coffee and a good book....perfect!
eepy rated for Quickie August on Aug 30, 2014
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Comment: Thanks, Kris. Beautiful card! And the moon was indeed beautiful that night. Love the Buddha quote!
virgoleanne rated for Food postcard swap on Aug 25, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the shrimp boil postcard. I have actually done my own shrimp boil for just me and my husband. So yummy! I wish Californians would start that type of party here!!! haha! :) Leanne (Virgoleanne)
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Comment: Oh my goodness, I laughed out loud at that Minnesota one! 6 SPECIES OF LUTHERAN hooo boy growing up in Iowa I actually understood those Prairie Home Companion jokes. :D Love the cards and thank you so much for this oddball and wonderful swap!
KoalaPants rated for I Love Postcards on Aug 25, 2014
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Comment: Not only do I completely love the postcard you sent to me, the quote was amazing for where I am in my life right now... Thank you for bring inspiration into my day
Rebelleke rated for I Love Postcards on Aug 22, 2014
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Adrian rated for Oversized PC swap USA on Aug 20, 2014
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Comment: I love the oversized postcard! It has a pineapple, amazing! The stamps also are so amazing!!! I also enjoyed the informative section of it, I learned quite a bit about nutmeg, I find vegetation fascinating. I also love the quotes, thanks for an amazing swap! 🍍
marinda rated for Celebrity Postcard swap on Aug 18, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love Audrey Hepburn.
lovesreward rated for I Love Postcards on Aug 17, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the perfect heart rock card! I love that quote from mark Twain and it's perfect for it suits me in many ways: marriage, trying new things, the "pirate" in me, and the Geocacher in me as well. Thank you again and have a wonderful day (have fun on your travels too!).
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Comment: Kris. Thank you so much for the postcards. I love them all. You really looked at my profile to send me those . Shirley
susieq11 rated for Book/Reading Postcard on Aug 7, 2014
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Comment: Great postcard!! Thanks! I love Adrian Tomine!! Bookends is a great store!! They always get good authors in to sign. Bob Saget is hysterical. Not enough people know that!!!! Awesome stamps too - thank you so so much!!!! xo
mushka2010 rated for TPP: July Summer Flowers on Aug 1, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely field of lavender pc, O'Keefe quote and interesting stamps. I wish I could afford Butchart Gardens these days ($25) but I am glad you had a nice trip there.
susieq11 rated for Food/Beverage Box Postcard on Jul 29, 2014
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Comment: Hi Kris!! We have New Belgium here now. My husband likes the Trippel but he's usually an IPA fan! Thank you for the book recommendations too!! Yay!! : )
widelo123 rated for Quickie July on Jul 26, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard of The Farmer Boy's Home. It looks just like the home I grew up in except it didn't have the front door, just the side door which made the home sideways on the street. Memories! Shirley
snoop rated for Postcard Through the Alphabet ~ C on Jul 25, 2014
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Comment: loved the carosal thank you

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Comments

rexypants on Dec 25, 2014:

Merry Christmas, Bees. Hope you had a wonderful time with everyone under the same roof. All the best, xoxo.

JeanetteC on Dec 24, 2014:

Thanks Kris for the latest envie, things have been busy here so I will get a note out to you in the new year. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

rexypants on Nov 27, 2014:

Happy Turkey Day to you and The Man!!!

JeanetteC on Oct 19, 2014:

Thank you for the lovely envie Kris, the stamps are awesome, and most of all for the chatty note. One day soon I will sit down long enough to write you back properly =o) Big hugs

susieq11 on Oct 1, 2014:

Love the stamps you used too!! And Mr Zip!!

JeanetteC on Sep 11, 2014:

Hi Kris We just returned home and I have to say I was overwhelmed by your contributions to my full mailbox. I love everything, esp the Night Circus cards as you knew I would. Once I shake off some of my travel dust I will get a treat out to you =o) Thank you!!

KathleenHope on Sep 10, 2014:

Thank you so much for responding to my help needed group forum posting for a state map postcard! They are very difficult to find, now I know.......I really enjoy the 4 you send. When I get home I will send you some happy mail....your friend in Arizona, Kathy

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kirstyenarno on Dec 6, 2013:

I'm glad you like your very own postcard, stamped and returned by me. I was actually a bit nervous writing on it, hope-ing you would like it.... :-) Thank you and have a nice weekend!!

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