Sunday, July 8, 2012


I have not updated in a month, nor answered many letters.  I've been busy, out of town, and "conflicted," and had computer problems as well, but I promise that I WILL get everything answered eventually.  But we are getting ready to go to Europe and won't be home until the end of the month -- we have a dog sitter moving in to take care of the dogs, and bringing her dogs with her, so don't bother about breaking in...if you make it past the dogs, there is nothing to steal anyway.

But I mainly want to tell MELISSA IN MINNESOTA that I received your amazing letter and don't have time to answer it, but I LOVED it. I am humbled by your inventiveness.

August will, I hope, be the start of a new leaf for me, so everyone please forgive me and be patient!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Out of order

I have a ton of incoming mails to photograph, but I can't hold off on this one any longer.  This may be the fanciest letter I've ever received, from Melissa in Minnesota.  I was blown away when I opened it, May 31.  I hope to be answering it today.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Are you there, Karl?

I received this from a Grandpa named Karl, who gave no information as to how he came to send it to me.  I can't find him on SwapBot or Post-Crossing.  Karl, if you're there, please drop me an e-mail to and identify yourself...and thank you for the cute card!

Guys, I am so behind on posting income and outgoing mail.  I really do hope to get caught up.  Someday!

Friday, May 18, 2012


I joined a SwapBot swap where we had to send one "free" card, some sort of advertising card.  Someone had come into the book store this week to drop off a bunch of these cards, so I decided to choose this one.

And then in the mail were these two post-crossing cards (both from China), and an envelope with 3 cards in it from a Swap Bot person,.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I sent postcards of 4-legged animals to 3 different Swap Bot people, wrote a business letter of sorts, and sent a note to a nice person who had contacted me, out of the blue, from my address on this sitw.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hopefully this puts me back on track again, with things I sent today...

There were two Post-crossing people who liked children's illustrations (one was a toddler).  And the Ira Gershwin envelope went to a pen pal.

This was incoming today.

There was a Mothers Day card from my sister-in-law, a postcard from Swap-Bot, and a letter from my penpal, with a photo of her twins.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

From YOU

Here are the things that have come through the mail lately...with my apologies for not answering a lot of them yet...

 These postcards are all from a Swap Bot "National Postcard Week" swap, a new postcard every day from the same person.  I love the variety!

This is a Postcrossing card, a letter from the Netherlands, a mother's day card from Canada, a change of address ostcard, and 5 postcards from a SwapBot swap.

Two Postcrossing cards, one SwapBot card, an enclosure card from a Swap Bot "exchange something interesting" and two pen pal letters (one was sent twice!)

My Mother's Day cards--from 8 month old Lacie, from 4 year old Brianna, and from 46 year old Jeri!

 I think the card are all Postcrossing, there were Compassion letters (4 of them all together), and a couple of pen pal letters

These are all Postcrossing cards.