Comment: Thanks for the PC! Interesting facts about Illinois. Utah is the 11th largest State, but we have a LOT of area in wilderness and desert where people can't live...No water in the desert, and high altitude mtns... Enjoy your State! My g-grandparents lived there for awhile.
Comment: So many cool goodies! Thanks so much! Especially love the vintage-style travel postcards! (Just a heads-up for your future swaps: I had to pick the envelope up at the post office because of insufficient postage.)
Comment: Thanks for the items you put together for me! I must say, that the tea will be composted though, because they are old & all but one, is not sealed by the manufacturer! I can tell they're old, by smell & resonance feel. However, I do appreciate the thought. Now, the postcards, stamps, colored paper squares & doilie are definitely something I can use! The timing is wonderful for the pc's & stamps! I love the San Fran. & Nat. Parks pc's! Was running low on postcards! So these are a nice addition! The stamps will be used for some binder covers to keep my Happy Mail! Thanks. ~ Z
Comment: Thank you for the envie full of goodies. I especially like the map postcards. I'm sad that I can't use the teabags. I only use ones that are factory sealed. I think most of the members would agree with me. Oh, the foreign postage stamps are cool too.
Comment: Thank you so much for the cards! The only time I have been in Chicago was when I was in O'Hare Intl Airport. I loved seeing the view while flying over the city. My favorite band is also from there (Fall Our Boy).
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful chicago postcards! I am actually planning a trip down to the windy city in May to see Van Goughs art exhibit, hope your staying warm this winter hasn't been a joke 😁
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful Hawaii postcard. I love it! And thank you for the information about the endangered species in the island, it makes me really sad to hear that a lot of the state native birds are extinct.
Comment: Hello, Matt! My name is May. I've received the package of postcard from you. It's awesome. Thank you! I hope you can visit my country one day (Bali is very popular I guess). I hope you have a great day. Stay safe. Love from Indonesia.
Comment: Hi Matt. Thank you for the wonderful Marshall Field's PC. I remember shopping at Field's when I was a child growing up in MA. Showed my 88 yr. old mum, brought back a lot of memories for her too!
Comment: Love the disney card as I didnt have it yet. The quote is so true. But I do not fish as I tell the old man I am smarter than the fish already and dont need a fishing pole to prove it, im more of a swim with the fish not catch the fish gal...
Comment: Thank you for the cute terrier postcard. I love terriers! Also thank you for the random facts about you. Congratulations on earning your Master's Degree! It is a huge accomplishment that I know you've worked hard for. Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Florida. I love the ocean views. I wish we were able to go to the beach right now actually. This whole weekend is going to be 85 degrees which is unheard of in Portland this early.
Comment: Hello Matt - thank you for the postcard and letter. I am glad that you are able to continue school and work remotely during this time. I am lucky too and have been working at home as a Head Start teacher. My summer break starts May 24th though and I am really hoping to get to spend some time outside (fingers crossed) In my state it is not required to wear masks yet, but there is whispers that it will be that was soon, Stay safe and enjoy the little things....Justme72 (Martha) and thanks again for the smile mail
Comment: I had to laugh at this PC - I may or may not have "stalked" people online...you know, you can learn so much about a person from facebook, oops! I hope all is well with you, stay safe and stay healthy!
Comment: I ABSOLUTELY LOVEDDDDDDDD THIS PC!!!!! I love all things vintage and pinup girl, and i have never seen this one before. (It just might be the best card i have received all month, but shhh don’t tell the others ;) thanks so much again,
Harley (has Hilary) ;)
Comment: Hi Matt! Thanks for your card ands the quote, very thoughtful! Heres a related quote for you:
“I never had a dream in my life because a dream is what you want to do but still haven’t pursued. I knew what I wanted and did it til it was done, so I’ve lived the dream that I wanted so since day one!”
—-“Lucy” by Aesop Rock
Comment: Matt, thanks for the card and quote from Walt. I really like the postcard, it gave me a chuckle :) postcards of awkward Americana sound like fun! I hope you are well, and have a happy Thanksgiving! -- RJ
Comment: Thank you for the great card of Commander David Scott on the moon. I loved everything about the space program especially after I met Dr Von Braun when we lived in Huntsville, AL when I was 14 in 1961. He came to my school and told us all about the rocket he was developing for the moon launch.
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and the quote.
The Turboliners never, as far as I know, operated on the Northeast Corridor so I never rode one. It wasn't until after 2000 that I travelled by rail in the midwest and they were all gone by then.
Comment: Great PC, Thanks.
Whenever I'm asked to "rate the pain on a scale of one to ten." I always tell them that I have never broken a bone or given birth to a child. That usually evokes a chuckle or a strange look as I am a male.
Comment: Thanks for the Chicago skyline postcard featuring (what I'd still call) the Sears Tower. Maybe buildings, like sports stadiums and arenas can have naming rights purchased these days? lol take care!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful Chicago PC! We really enjoyed our visit there. I even left part of myself there. I tripped on the uneven sidewalk stones around John Hancock tower and left some of my arm and shoulder there. So graceful. LOL!
Comment: thank you, for the card. I got to spend only one night in chicago a few years ago and i spent the day at the art institute, its a great museum. Its 46 degrees here tonight, but I know that seems super warm compared to there! stay warm over there!
Comment: Matt, thank you for the postcard of Chicago. I lived outside of the city in a small town called Woodridge. Only stayed for 2 1/2 years. Didn't like the weather although MA wasn't any better. NC is much better, not much snow. Shirley
Comment: I'm actually one of the half dozen people who hates Star Wars! :) And it was so intensely Star Wars-y. It works just fine though because I like anything post office and stamps related. Thank you.
Comment: What a cool postcard! Long live 80's Rock! And definitely go for grad school...too few good people willing to take on the school councilor role these days. Thanks for the facts and the neat PC
Comment: I love Hawaii. I haven't been to Oahu but I have been to the Big Island and Maui. Thank you for hosting!
For the ratings checking nazis: this swap was postmarked August 28, well before the last day to send!
Comment: i LOVE that little slice of metal,
thanks for gifting me the little keepsake of pretty views
- it's generous of you to share great vacation memories with a
souvenir for an envious swapbotter
~ so very appreciated!
the rest of summer!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Chicago PC. We were there about 4 years ago and we really enjoyed our visit. My biggest surprise was the number of people who walk there. Southerners are lazy. You might have one or two people waiting to cross at the corner here, not fifty plus like we saw there. While we were there I fell on the sidewalk outside the Hancock Tower so rather than my heart, I left some of my hide in Chicago. LOL!
Comment: Thanks! I find it very cool that you used a Rhode Island postage stamp on this card. I'm in Rhode Island and I've NEVER seen that stamp. I will definetly have to ask the post office for that one. Thanks again and keep studying hard!
Comment: Thank you, thank you for the wonderful Episode VII card and Lucille Ball postage (I recently started watching I Love Lucy re-runs and remembered why this was my first "adult"/non-kids' show as a child :), Matt! I am looking forward to The Lost Jedi as well, although I can't say that I want time to rush; I still get surprised how fast time flies when a film that I have been anticipating for years is ready to open :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcad. The weather isnot sure what it wants to do. Since before Christmas it has been 80 degrees. Today its about 60 and I am freezing lol. I hope your staying warm.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable, cheerful elf card that reminds me of David the Gnome, a childhood favorite, and features one of my favorite fonts, Edwardian Script :) I also really like the Holiday Windows stamps. Happy Rogue One week!
Comment: I got 2 Big Swap 13 postcards from you, so I'm assuming one of them was supposed to be for Big Swap 14? Thanks either way.
Update: Got a card for 14, so I guess it was just 2 for 13. Love this comic book cover one.
Comment: Matt , I love receiving postcards from u bc it's like u know what will make me smile. :)ðŸ˜€ðŸ˜€. Thank u so much for a cool Star Wars card and awesome stamp. May the force be with you! Cheers.
Comment: Belated thank you for the Trade Federation card, Louisiana vintage postcard-style stamp, and kind greetings, Matt! (I found your card while cleaning the living room just now; it was underneath a magazine on the coffee table. I will have to gently remind my family to give my mail to me when/if they get it before I do.) Hope you have a good week! â™¥
Comment: Thank you for the excellent Mace Windu card and lovely Lucille Ball stamp, Matt! I sometimes wish Samuel L. Jackson had whooped Ian McDarmid/Palpatine in Episode III, heheh. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Comment: Hi Matt! What a fantastic Cardinal card! I collect Cardinals as they were my now deceased friend's favorite bird. She always said when we see a Cardinal we know she is checking up on us. So thank you so much! And of course the Wisconsin stamp rocks! Isn't it great some of those oldies now can be used as postcard stamps? Happy Swapping!
Comment: Matt, thank you for the postcards and of course the first one you sent by mistake. The cherry pir postcard recipe sound delicious but my husband is pushing 240 and doesn't need pie or any sweets. Shirley
Comment: Hi Matt, I like the postcard Chicago, and your Spanish is improving a lot, keep it up. Thank you very much.
Hola Matt, me gustÃ³ mucho la postal de Chicago, y tu espaÃ±ol estÃ¡ mejorando mucho, sigue asÃ. Muchas gracias
Comment: I teach elementary afterschool - creative writing through fairy tales and quilting - I find the younger the students, the more fun I have! Good luck and thanks for the great card - love the kitty!
Comment: Hi Matt!
Thank you for the Lake Geneva postcard featuring a beautiful sunset. Enjoyed the Greetings from IL stamp also. It's funny, I am pretty sure I used to have a postcard featuring that very image of Chicago's lakefront.
Comment: Belated thank you for the cool Princess Leia comic card, Matt! I love the colors, and her Hoth outfit/"headband" braid is among my favorite Star Wars costumes :) Happy first day of September (insert Earth, Wind, and Fire :)
Comment: What a cool oversized b&w! My mom and I went to Providence, then Newport, a few years ago. I loved the marker or memorial on a pillar in the Biltmore showing how high floor waters once got. Kind of scary! Cool old hotel with lots of their own memorabilia. Loved their menus with prices in the hallway.
Comment: Belated thank you for the whimsical Jelly Belly card, Matt! I remember as a kid just loving reading the flavor names and descriptions and marveling at the colors. (My apologies for a late rating; I am still getting caught up after being given a stack of mail that had arrived in late May/early June while I was out of town but had been withheld by a family member.) Happy Wednesday!
Comment: Thank you for the Count Dooku (may Christopher Lee rest in peace) card, Matt! I think one of the most shocking scenes (still) in all of Star Wars filmdom was the beginning of Episode III in which the Count was totally incredulous that Sidious would so casually command Anakin to kill him. Hope you are having a good week!
Comment: (I guess the card took the scenic route coming?) Thank you for the cool Princess Leia card, Matt, and for sharing with me that moment you decided to help shape young minds as a teacher :) Happy weekend!
Comment: Thank you for another great Star Wars card (and for sharing with me one of your favorites!) and Battle of New Orleans stamp (also one of my favorites) -- I think as a child, I didn't appreciate Hoth as much as I did revisiting The Empire Strikes back more recently :) Happy Tuesday!
Comment: Matt this is an AWESOME postcard! i looked at it carefully! No, i have not seen the movie Monsters Inc! It is very interesting to observe and carefully look closely! Its on my list to see now! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage Saks card (it reminds me of "How the Other Half Lives" from Thoroughly Modern Millie, although she references the Fifth Avenue location :) and for sharing more about yourself -- what great places to live, all of them! Two autumns ago, I loved seeing the gorgeous Connecticut stops when I rode Amtrak down to NYC from Boston. Happy weekend!
Comment: I totally love the postcard. I am a big Tampa Bay Rays fan and attend games regularly. I became obsessed with baseball a few years ago so I am pretty excited about this card. I am travelling to Boston next week. I will be making a clandestine visit to Fenway....but don't tell anybody...I don't want to be barred from the Trop if anyone finds out.
Comment: Hi Matt!
Awesome Star Wars postcard ! Love it! I would read them all too. Looks like some great comic art. Ive been to some comic cons and have met a few of the comic book artists, they are so nice and their talent is crazy!!
Comment: Thanks for the dog postcard! I love dogs so much! My dog, Gulliver, is a ten year old border collie mix who loves treats and barking at thunder!! Maltipoos are so cute! I'm sure he's a good pal!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Luke speeder bike card and World Stamp Show postage, Matt! Return of the Jedi is up there with A New Hope as my favorite of the Star Wars film; I also dislike Episode II :) I am eager to see how Episodes VIII and IX are... as well as the stand-alone young Han Solo film with Alden Ehrenreich. Hope your week is off to a good start!
Comment: Thanks for the great card of the Chicago "L"! I love trains and, in fact, have had the opportunity to ride the "L" a few times when I have been in Chicago. It is one of my favorite cities to visit.
Comment: Matt, thank you SO much! I love the postcards I got, and I got the message that the fourth is coming separate. Thanks so much!! The history museum sounds like a neat place to visit! ***Update: I got the puppy postcard! He's so adorable! Thank you!!***
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard of my favorite Baseball team. I've been a cubbie fan for many, many years and collected baseball cards. My favorite is Ryne Sandburg. I have over 500 of his cards and have made a scrapbook of the cubs. So glad they are doing so good right now. Just hope they can keep there momentum going.
Comment: Great selections! I just love Chicago! Grant park is one of my favor places! I love Buckingham fountain! I went last in 2013. Would love to go back. Ate at yolk and fell in love with the red velvet French toast! Thank you for the great cards!
Comment: Thank you for the cool vintage postcards and for your added generosity in including postage! I love the charming pharmacy, and the other other views (especially the Hilton card) reminded me a bit of Mad Men :) Hope you are having a good weekend!