Thursday, April 14, 2011

More for my private collection.

This is the last of the postcards I've received for my private collection.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Sent to me by another wonderful penfriend, Laura.

NL-540177: Stetson Hats.

Chippewa Girl. Laura also sent this one to me.

US-908624: The site of the Acoma Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited city in the US, was chosen for its defensive position. Only about 50 Acoma livein the Pueblo but the rest of the close to 3,000 villagers reside close by, returning to observe feast days. The site is very carefully protected and strict regulations exist for visiting.

US-928086: Picture of a group of Texas Rangers in 1845.

US-934519: This woman, photographed in Carpenter's makeshift studio at the Saint Louis Fair, was identified as Mrs. Henry Boatman, from the Maricopa Tribe of Arizona.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

An update with postcards for my private collection.

I'm finally doing an update! Things have just been crazy over the last few weeks. I decided to make time tonight to do a post of some postcards I've received for my private collection. I'll try to do another post like this one later this week.

"Ghost Bear" was a Crow warrior Native American Indian. The Crow, also called the Absaroka or Apsaalooke, are Siouan-language tribe of Native Americans who historically lived in the Yellowstone River valley. This photo of Ghost Bear, in full warrior head dress, was taken in early 1908. This postcard was sent to me by my wonderful penfriend Michele.

US-954002: This is an old building at the abandoned Vulture Mines in Arizona. It was taken by the postcrosser who sent it to me.

US-1018703: Jerkline Freight Outfit. Hauling supplies throughout Utah Territory. This photo taken in 1877.

US-1034472: Doc Holliday (1851 -1887). Gambler, gunfighter, dentist, John H. Holliday's temper sent many men to their graves. Once saving Wyatt Earp's life in Dodge City, Doc became one of Earp's close friends. He was in the famous fight at the O.K. corral. He died of tuberculosis at an early age in Colorado.

US-938199: Women of the West - Mrs. Dwight Plympton Conklin, c. 1860.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It's been way too long!

I didn't realize that it's been over a month since I last posted in here. The good news is that school is officially over and done. Now it's onto job hunting and hopefully I'll find a job quickly.

I've now reached 550 sent postcards! I feel like all I've done in the last 24 hours is send official postcards (and of course some to my wonderful pen friends!) I've sent 14 official postcards in the last 24 hours. Awesome! I'm way behind on scanning in received postcards though. Hopefully I can get caught up this week.

I also want to do a post with all my postcards with my private collection, but I haven't had a chance to do that either. Another project for this week!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Almost to 500...

On my main account (vonxblood), I am close to 500 sent postcards!!!! I'm at 497 so only three more postcards to go. It seems like a lot, but not compared to other users who have been on postcrossing forever. I'd love to be one of the top senders for the USA. It would help if I stopped having my postcards expire though. Oh well. I still love it as much as I did when I started over two years ago!

Oh and I just have to give a shout out to all my awesome pen friends who read this. Thank you for being so wonderful and for sending me awesome postcards or folded cards. It totally makes my day!

If anyone from Washington reads this or if anyone on my blog knows any postcrosser from here, let them know that there is a meet up on April 9th. They can check it out on the forums for more info.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Interesting article for all you USA people....

I saw this today and thought it was interesting. If you get a chance, you should read it:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

And suddenly there is no mail.

Tuesday, I received 9 postcards.
Wednesday, I received 1 postcard.
Today, I received no postcards.

I'm starting to feel like each day is a game. Hopefully tomorrow I will have mail!

My order arrived today. Super stoked on all my new pretty postcards!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Yay! Mail!

Today, I received a ton of mail! Yay! I had 9 postcards in my mailbox. Finally!

The 9 postcards breakdown like this:

Thank you postcard = 1 (original official postcard was lost so I sent a second)
Pen friends = 3
Officials = 5

Some of the officials took forever to get here and the users did send them right after they got my address. One from Lithuania took 75 days to get to me! It was postmarked on November 11th, 2010. Crazy. I wonder why it got held up for so long, but at least it got to me!

I'm glad I finally got some mail. Hopefully this trend continues.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Slow mail.

It seems that mail has been unusually slow during and even after the holidays. I've barely gotten any mail the last two days - no official or pen friend postcards. Also, it seems to be taking my official postcards an awful long time to reach their destinations. I love writing out postcards so this makes me sad. I sent a few messages on the forum out to some people that want postcard pals. Then I logged into my second account. I haven't used it for months because I really only want to concentrate on my main official account. I figured it would be ok to send a few postcards out to people from that account. I have it set on inactive so I won't receive postcards on that account. I just wanted to send some postcards out today! I actually drove them up to the drive up mailbox at the post office on my way to pick my husband up at the ferry. I hope they make people smile. It made me feel better. I hope that when I wake up tomorrow some of my official postcards have been registered so I can send more.

Oh and I bought more postcards from today and my order that I placed last week showed up today. I'm very pleased with my new postcards. What can I say? I'm addicted.