A surprise in my letterbox today

Postcard from Florida
@Asylum (45912)
Manchester, England
March 14, 2016 1:39pm CST
A few members here on Mylot have posted about their interest in postcards, along with a few other interests of similar nature. Despite living in a large city and not a major touristy resort, postcards do exist and I mailed a couple of them to certain members. Much to my surprise I received a postcard from Florida in the mail today. The collecting of postcards etcetera does not particularly appeal me, but it was still a very pleasant surprise to begin the day with. My poor letterbox must have been very perplexed because it is only accustomed to bills.
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@maezee (24512)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Haha my mail box would be surprised also. Its also used to junk mail and bills. Dont you love recievingpostcards? Theres something so personal about it!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
It was a very pleasant surprise. To be honest I have absolutely no idea how long it is since I last received one.
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@Corbin5 (70139)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I do hope that postcard brought a little bit of happy to your poor letterbox! Come to think of it, I have not laid eyes on a postcard in years.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
It may have cheered my letterbox up, but I suspect that it may now need therapy.
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@Hatley (152184)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Mar 16
nowdays its apleasant surprise to receive anything hand writtern as everyone g oes to email and ecards insetead so I cherish anything hand written letter
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
Yes, it is a very rare event and was also very unexpected.
@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
14 Mar 16
Oh that is a marvelous postcard - re-post it to me!!!! Dont be such a fuddy duddy - enjoy the snail mail and the great surprise - maybe we make a postcard collector out of you yet!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
I very much doubt if I would ever become a postcard collector, but it was good to receive one for a change. Did you ever receive either of postcards that I sent from Manchester and Bolton?
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
15 Mar 16
@Asylum Not yet - but then remember the post had to travel over 54 African Countries, Gibraltar, a Few European countries, many many miles of Atlantic ocean, deserts, High Mountains, to reach little old me - be patient - i am sure it will arrive soon. I got my postcard from Jeannie today
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@Inlemay It must a couple of weeks at least since I mailed the first, which is why I expected that it would have arrived. Of course considering the journey that you describe I should probably have packed it in an aircraft black box to protect it along the way. Maybe I can find somewhere that sells lead postcards.
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@gudheart (12808)
15 Mar 16
Your letter box must have liked the change of getting some postcards for a change LOL :D
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
It probably got quite confused trying to figure out what kind of bill it was, so I may need to consult a letterbox therapist.
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@gudheart (12808)
15 Mar 16
@Asylum LOL Good job finding one haha :D
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@gudheart I have every confidence that many of them will gladly oblige as long as I am prepared to pay the fees.
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@SIMPLYD (73065)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
It is still so nice if we receive postcards or letter because we know that the sender took time and effort to write it and then mail it .
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
This is very true, even the mail sent from companies is mass produced and distributed automatically.
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@SIMPLYD (73065)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@Asylum Yes indeed . They are computer generated .
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
@SIMPLYD Another sign of the times is that we can go 6 months and never see an actual postage stamp.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
I hope you did not send a photo of strangeways! That was a nice surprise to receive through your letter box. What a nice looking bridge.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
Now why did I not think about that Gary? I could have taken a photograph of the inside of my cell and had it placed on a postcard.
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
15 Mar 16
@Asylum Well next time just make sure you do take a photo of your en suite facilities!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@garymarsh6 We should have the right to go in and take a photograph. After all, you and I are paying for all those facilities.
@JudyEv (90199)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar 16
It's always nice to get a 'real' letter with a hand-written address.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
It is extremely rare and I cannot actually remember the last occasion.
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@JudyEv (90199)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar 16
@Asylum We would have had some at Christmas.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@JudyEv This is true, but I think that mine was one mailed item and two hand delivered from neighbours.
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• United States
15 Mar 16
Hooray! Now no need to save it, it's fun mail! Some of us are collectors and some of us just aren't. I'm all about mail these days!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
Nevertheless it was a pleasant change to receive something other than bills for once, so thank you very much.
• United States
15 Mar 16
@Asylum Yes! I love to send them! I was glad to see a happy face on your mailbox!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
16 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries I think that the letterbox may still be suffering from shock.
@Susan2015 (17542)
• United States
14 Mar 16
It's nice to get something other than bills in the mail! What a pretty postcard that is too.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
Yes, an excellent scene of the bridge.
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@Susan2015 (17542)
• United States
14 Mar 16
@Asylum It is a gorgeous picture. I've been to Florida but it's too humid for me. A nice place to visit though.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
@Susan2015 I have never been across the proverbial pond, but have been contemplating it recently.
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@marlina (57068)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
When I was much younger, I kind of enjoyed collecting post cards but not anymore.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
This was something that tended to appeal to many of us at an early age.
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@marlina (57068)
• Canada
14 Mar 16
@Asylum It did! I had a few from Africa and I was so proud of them.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
@marlina My brother joined the merchant navy and sent dozens of postcards home, which obviously prompted my mother is start a collection.
@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
14 May 16
That's awesome! It's nice to receive a postcard or two once a while.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 May 16
It is not something that I am usually interested in, but it was still a nice surprise.
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@zarlamain (23642)
• United States
14 May 16
@Asylum Awesome!
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
15 Mar 16
Postcrossing is a grat thing. sometimes i feel sorry for our postman who brings me postcards almost every week
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
I am sure that the post office are happy tyo have the business that it provides.
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@BelleStarr (29418)
• Portland, Connecticut
15 Mar 16
I imagine that was from Jeanne, she is enjoying sending them. I can send you one from Connecticut if you decide you want to start that collection!!
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 16
You are perfectly right, it was Jeannie who sent it. I mailed a few local items of interest to her a few weeks ago and included a cover letter, but did not expect a postcard in return. Nevertheless, it was a pleasant surprise and well appreciated.
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• United States
14 Mar 16
You still get bills? Never happens here. I get all that stuff online, but not in the form of bills. They are monthly statements of what was owed and what was paid, also electronically. I just get junk mail now.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
The majority of my bills are received online, but they still insist on sending me paper copies.
@MALUSE (28730)
• Denmark
14 Mar 16
I don't collect postcards any more - I used to do this as a child - but I'm still glad to receive them. I use them as bookmarks for some time.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
I was quite happy to receive one as well.
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@rakski (2593)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
wow, nice postcard you got there. What I love about postcards are all those wonderful pictures there.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
Yes, there are a lot of very scenic postcards available l.
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@amadeo (42060)
• United States
14 Mar 16
I do not have a mail box.PO box.
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@Asylum (45912)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
I would have expected everyone to have a mail box.