SKS: Girl Stars

Sara sent this pretty postcard, which the PO mauled a bit.

Books I’ve read in this list: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Harriet the Spy, Pippi Longstocking, Alice In Wonderland, Roller Girl, Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl, Anne of Green Gables, Beezus and Ramona, The Secret Garden, The Poet X, His Dark Materials, Little Women, Women in Science, Heidi, Matilda, and Island of the Blue Dolphins.

Sara said she got this as part of a set of postcards her mom sent her and that she was excited to send this one to me. Sara said she had read 11 of these books and guessed I had read more. Indeed, I’ve read 16. Aside from the ones I read when I was a kid, I can thank Librarian Book Group for a bunch of these.

SKS: Innsbruck

Sara’s date on this postcard was September 29. I can’t read the date on the postmark, so I can’t tell if it maybe got lost in the mailbox for a time before winding its way to me more than two months later. What stories do you have to tell, postcard? Why was your journey so long?

Sara reports that visiting Innsbruck, they added a fourth to their tally of Winter Olympic cities. They had fun exploring.

At the time of writing, the official walk/hike that was the purpose of the trip hadn’t happened yet, but it was imminent. She thought it would be a 5K. I think it turned out to be more like a 7K.

I really enjoyed this stamp.

SKS: Chalo & Co via Arcata

Sara reports that she always stops at Chalo while in SFO, and I got this postcard because of it.

She reports that all of her meetings that day had been canceled, so she was working from home.

In other news, my camera has a setting where it will take a picture, but also give you seven other picture layouts. I have never used this setting voluntarily, but sometimes the dial is flipped and I end up on that setting. Here’s the square close-up version.

I can think of at least one time when this accidentally happened and I kept one of the seven generated photos. It was one of Matt’s races and it did the Kodachrome-type filter that looked great.

But mostly? An unused feature.

SKS: Oregon Lighthouse

This was a speedy delivery postcard having been written on 10/22/23. Two days? The postmark isn’t helpful; it must have evaded Eureka’s system because it has a smudgy Portland postmark. Oh wait! She sent this from Newport, where she and Shawn were visiting family. Mystery solved.

Sara reports that they had both fog and drizzle and also a sunny day and that both were appreciated.