A nine-year-old Finnish postcrosser who likes to make up words sent this 'language lesson'.
The Dutch postcrosser who sent this was taking advantage of the kids being at the grandparents to study for a test.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Mrpotani sent this card from her trip last week to New York. I saw her there but was happy to get the card, which has an oddly retro feel to it. Or maybe I'm the one feeling retro as it brought back real memories of going to the Apollo.
PostMuse meanwhile chimed in with this retro offering from across the sea. Just three hours from Paris!
Posted by jacqueline at 2:25 AM
Friday, October 29, 2010
According to Maria, the Russian postcrosser who sent this card, the words on front read, "Tili tili testo." They come from a nursery rhyme, she says, and have no translation. They are usually said to tease a boy and girl in love. Maria thinks it sweet if they can be said to an old couple who have hung together for most of their lives and still enjoy each other. She's not sure everlasting love is possible but she's eager to try it. This card was her first postcrossing card and it is super.
Posted by jacqueline at 12:26 AM
Thursday, October 28, 2010
This statue of Ukrainian opera singer Anatoly Solovyanenko stands in Donetsk. The card is from a postcrosser who lives in the region.
A Portuguese postcrosser living in Bournemouth, England, sent this rendition of Ballard Down, part of the Dorset Jurassic Coast.
Posted by jacqueline at 5:17 AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
When friend Jozef told me that he and his wife Olga would be visiting Ireland, I asked him to have a Guinness for me. According to his message on this amusing card, he had two. Cheers! Let others have their peanuts. My fall baseball park ritual: chestnuts and a Guinness.
Posted by jacqueline at 2:24 AM
Monday, October 25, 2010
Julia, a German postcrosser, went wild making this zany card, but her message was even better. In amusing, endearing detail, she described her daily walks in the country with Champ, her Hovawart hybrid, a "giant among the hybrids and still growing". By the end of it, I had pretty much fallen in love with Champ myself.
Posted by jacqueline at 6:17 AM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Jessie Foyle, aka Mrs. October, sent a letter the other day on this clever napkin. It folds front and back to a replica Phillie uniform. Jessie and I share a passion for this team. I shall have to visit her to see how she is taking the end of the season. At 95, she is a lot more sanguine than many fans. Baseball has also been part of the fabric of her life and she has a deeper and broader perspective than many. Yes, I shall have to visit Jessie soon.
Posted by jacqueline at 10:13 AM