Monday, September 26, 2022

Just a quick note Sept 2022

 Hola HolaπŸ‘‹

Your Life is more important that your postcard collection.

So.... Here, in Florida, We will be skipping this weeks post due to bugging out for Hurricane Ian.
We had hoped to go to the Tropical Postcard Event in Pompano on Saturday, but the trajectory of the storm makes it impossible for us to attend.  We also were looking forward to getting to the Sunshine Postcard Club event the following weekend. Time will only tell after the storm passes, if this is possible.

It is our gracious wishes that everyone here in Florida, take the precaution to prepare for the storm. Our thoughts are with everyone, please be safe. Hope to see you next week with another postcard tale.


LaLa πŸ‘‹

Friday, September 23, 2022

Cypress Garden History Captured

Found these beauties at the Swap o Rama in Webster Florida.  They were the gems from a box full of vintage cards I found.  Don't think I will be selling these. They are staying in my personal collection. Maybe one day they will be part of a Postcard Museum I would hope to build. 
Plenty of time..... 
It's an awesome pool.... right?!

LaLa 🀟

Friday, September 16, 2022

Bunnlevel Postoffice

This is a story for another day with maybe a few episodes.  But the postcard means so much to me.  
Life is just running away with my days.  This adventure allowed the whole family to slow down for a moment or two. Many of the postcards coming up are from this journey.  But today is not the day the details are going to leak out.  

Stand by for more Bunnlevel Post Office story!

Friday, September 9, 2022

You know who you are!

Cards from Lori Portka 30 days of Thank yous collection

 Work can be a drag, a bummer, or a survival tool.  Luckily, work taught me the incredible power of women who choose to survive. I met a lovely lady at work who changed my life from her inspiration. Those are not the kinds of feelings we just randomly share at work, so It's going to be a series of beautiful cards throughout time.  No one knows the battles of others around us. It takes time to get to know your co-workers on a more personal level. Being blessed to help train some members of staff allowed for a more nurturing relationship between staff.  Lovely K was one of those once in a lifetime personality.  To keep her identity protected, we will call her K. She was training with me in the evening, under some very uncomfortable circumstances. K, sharing her life experiences and story over the course of a couple of weeks, She just reached my heart.  Since changing employment opportunities, I had been missing K and her spirit of courage, and persistence.  It was time to send a message and get an address. Everyone knows what happens next. 
Well, K makes the world prettier.  It was time to tell her.  

Hope you get to feeling better, K.   Hope you liked the card.
You Rock! You Inspire! 
Love you!

Friday, September 2, 2022

Unexpected places

During some very quiet downtime at my previous night shift, I went on a hunt for podcasts that would relate to my hobbies. There was very little in the way of quality choices, But there is always the prospector alive in me to look for the diamond in the rough when panning for gold.

The Postcardist, was a sweet surprise of a Postcard Podcast and Blog. The host, Frank, does not partake in exchanges as he has a specific collection with friends.  He did take the time to talk to other Deltiologist, which is always fun to listen to during a quiet stretch.  With a few episodes shared at work, it was decided to send a local landmark to the Postcardist with a thank you for his time to promote the modern postcard collector.  

I highly recommend the podcast of The Postcardist, to go back, to listen to the details and discoveries. He's even had an intriguing mystery gift from a postcard artist. That is a Story & YouTube Video only he can tell.  What the Postcardist has done for me is help me find my own personal interest in postcards to refine my collection. Also, to introduce new exciting participants in postcarding.  

The Postcardist also interviewed Frank, yes Frank interviewed Frank who had inherited a collection and decided to convert the collection into an undertaking, sharing the lovely cards. This interview led me to a postcard conversation with Frank and a request to receive one from his lovely collection.  He is sharing his efforts on IG @fpbpostcard. Frank was very generous to send a postcard out almost a year after the project had completed. I appreciated the graciousness of both postcard collectors.  These early connections help lead me down a happy path to continue building my personal collection, while, enjoying the discovery of others collections.  There are more stories out there, just under the surface of a lovely postcard note.

Hope you'll take the time to send someone a postcard. It's arrival at the destination will bring joy!


To the Postcardist