I got a very fun postcard invitation of Cindy’s parents’s anniversary. In strange happenstance, they are also expecting their first grandchild this year. Here’s a delightful post from 2013 where Matt and I attended Cindy’s wedding.
I also got a fun postcard from Sara. She got it at the Red Balloon Children’s Bookstore because she LOVES Jane Mount, the illustrator. I was not familiar with Jane Mount, or Ideal Bookshelf, but it seems to be a good way to celebrate books.
I’ve always liked this stamp, and also this postcard of this stamp. Sara reports that there is a lot going on as she creeps ever closer to the end of the semester. She also used a Mister Rogers stamp for postage, which isn’t even a postcard stamp! They had just gotten them and she couldn’t resist. I loved it, so it was well spent.
Maureen sent me this great map postcard of the Orange State. She and her son went there “NOT during Spring Break” she says in an aside, to meet up with her Mom and her sister’s family. Not only was it sunny (it was not sunny here) but they also got to hold a baby alligator.
Once again, two postcards in one day. Where do they hang out together before making their way to my mailbox? Maybe I should post a reward for evidence?
This is a reproduction of a vinyl mural originally commissioned as the billboard for the High Line in New York.
Sara got this postcard in Minneapolis, but was heading to New York for a conference. She congratulated me on achieving my Payoff! goal.
Sara writes that this postcard is being written while her computer is not behaving itself. More than a few postcards have been traded between us this year while our computers updated and restarted. She will be getting a new one.
This is a mystery postcard because the painting is from the Art Institute of Chicago, and Sara has never been there. It’s also not really Sara subject matter, so I’m sure she didn’t buy it.
This postcard suffered a bit from the Portland rain. Drops took their toll, but it was still readable. Sara reports that it had snowed three inches in Minneapolis. On April second. Poor Minnesotans.
This is from my friend Maureen, who took a short visit to Edgefield with her family.
These are my favorite style of postcards, especially when the downtown doesn’t look like it has quite enough visual attractions to fill up all six letters.
Sara reports that the temperature got up into the 50s during their walking tour.
This postcard came from Rochester Minnesota, where Sara and her husband stopped on their way to Galena.
She reports that there was a picture of corn also painted on the water tower in Rochester.
Sara reports that she is enjoying the weekend before spring break and also that she doesn’t know where she picked up this postcard (which is very large for a postcard) I’m thinking she got it in Norway, because the actual name of the picture is Björkskog/Birch Forest
Fun fact: I just learned how to make that “Latin small letter O with diaeresis” You type ö and it changes automatically. Magic! Thanks, random website I found while googling.
Sara sent me this postcard which she got at her birthday dinner. She reports that dinner was good, and that she loves the postcard’s design. Me too.