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dustcollector

dustcollector
Date Joined: January 7, 2008
Last Online: March 20, 2021
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

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

misscorina rated for Surprise Postcard Swap #8 on Feb 27, 2021
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the great variation of postcards, they are great so also the stamps (T-rex and Dutch Sheppard 😍)
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Comment: i've lived in MN for 5 years, so had the pleasure to visit WI :)
Risna rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your very unique card from Macedonia. Take care and stay safe!
Kbrewste09 rated for Surprise Postcard Swap #8 on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Hi Joan! I love these postcards!!! I can’t believe you had a Vision one. I was just watching the new Wandavision show! Perfect timing! :)
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Comment: Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! This card is amazing it’s really cheered me up :))
nanadiana rated for Aloha PC Swap #2 - February on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard of your grandson. That is the best Aloha pc I've ever received! Since the pandemic, I send my 6 year old twin grandsons postcards every week even though they only live less than 10 miles away. I was so excited when I received a postcard from them with a picture of when we went to the pumpkin patch in October. Thank you for sharing!
nanadiana rated for Theme A Week Postcard Swap #3 Maps on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the Cape Cod map. Now I know where to go when I visit there one day. Thanks again! Take care!
Maddashin rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the fun pc! Happy swapping.
pernie123 rated for Far From Home PC Swap #2 on Feb 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and description of Macedonia. However, earthquakes go along with its beauty! Did you know that? 19 in the past year, one in the past week or so. Sometimes, severe ones. Unstable ground. I forget what I learned in Physical Geography, fault line, like CA.
matt319 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Jan 31, 2021
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KyraSmith rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Nov 13, 2020
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Comment: Love the postcard. Thank you!
Lovelykarina rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
denisedecker58 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you and I voted yesterday!
Carollee922 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard
DonnaZakem rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! I love Roald Dahl!
Aseret25 rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cool owl postcard! We are going to vote tomorrow...it always makes me so proud to fulfill my civic duty!
Craftsidaisical rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Hi Joan- We usually visit Florida often because we have a timeshare in Kissimmee. Of course, we have not been this year. Maybe in 2021. These dolls are so neat. I have never seen these in Florida. I am sure that is lots of fun to do such interesting displays about other cultures. I always love looking at the displays at our library.
shanaabird rated for BIG SWAP #6 on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Love the dog card!! And don’t worry I already voted!! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the pc. Love the waterfalls
Response: The others received their cards back in July and early August. I am resending ow.

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