Very, Very Happy Mail Today!

United States
March 28, 2016 7:01pm CST
Oh my mailbox was full today! First a graduation announcement from my grandson, Kyle. He will graduate high school and with an Associate Degree from Liberty University! I am very proud of him and plan to attend in May. Secondly I received a pocket letter from my sister! She lives in California and is very crafty. She will retire in December but can't wait to start retirement activities such as pocket letters! Her work is very demanding and she drives three hours a day so doesn't have much free time. If the picture made it (haha) this is her pocket letter! Thirdly, a PostCrossing person asked me if I would be pen pals with her mother (in France) and I agreed and today I received my first letter! It included a post card, a nice long letter, two different kinds of French tea and was decorated with stamping, little jewels, washi tape and stickers! It was adorable! I was completely surprised and delighted! I can't wait to write back. I can include an Etegami postcard! She is near my age and we have a lot in common! What a great way to end the day!
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16 responses
• United States
29 Mar 16
I am glad you enjoeyd your mail delivery today. The pocket letter (of which I've never heard of) is very cute! Your grandson will graduate high school but at the same time will be graduating with an asociate degree from a college? That part confused me so if you could clarify I'd be much obliged.
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@marlina (72523)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
Something does not add up.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
Yes, his study load for his last two years of high school included all the requirements to obtain his Associates Degree from College. He therefore earned his diploma and a degree. It is offered through many colleges these days.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Oh okay, that seems like a workload for him but I suppose it frees him up for other studies or career choices right away.
@toniganzon (49126)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
I always get excited whenever I receive a snail mail. I don't have the time to do pocket letter these days but I already bought materials for that. I even bought a WRMK fuse tools to be used on pocket letters.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I want a fuse tool! You can do a pocket letter at your leisure and when completed, then look for a swap partner. My trouble is once I'm working on one I don't want to stop!
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@toniganzon (49126)
• Philippines
30 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Yeah that happened to me once when I was making an album for my son's pokemon cards hahaha! I didn't want to stop. Using the fuse tool is fun.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@toniganzon What is the brand name of your fuse tool?
• United States
29 Mar 16
congrats to yer grandson! i know that all're jest beamin' with pride't his accomplishments :D mercy if'n that jest aint too stinkin' cute! i bet she can't wait to be retired neither, so's she can dedicate more time to such'n interestin' craft. don't reckon i've e'er seen nothin' like't? but then, i don't get out much, lol. how delightful to've been introduced to this lovely lady. perhaps that's why i've yet to venture there?? my lack'f creativity 'n odd dribblin''d prolly put folks off, . i hope that y'all 'come fast friends, hon. what a gift indeed.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
She would like to improve her English, so I will try to be careful of my grammar and spelling etc! Not my strong suit.
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries no doubt the poor dear'd most likely faint if'n she read my dribblin' :D
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• United States
31 Mar 16
@crazyhorseladycx Well, I love it because I hear the prose, but she might get a little confused! It would certainly make it interesting!
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@Juliaacv (29550)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
You did have a lot of announcements to read over. Congratulations go out to both your grandson for his completion of his education and also to your sister, retirement, its still a dream for me!
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• United States
29 Mar 16
She said once she made her decision to retire it's been very difficult to keep working now! But she will be 65 in Dec and it's time.
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@Juliaacv (29550)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries She's done well, I hope to last out until 62 years, so I have less then 10 left, but some days......like today.....it feel like it might as well be 100 years left! What a terribly stressful day I've had, glad that its almost over.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@Juliaacv I'm so sorry your day was stressful. I hope when are home you have time to relax.
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
29 Mar 16
You are fortunate to have so many good things in one day. It is so nice of you to share them with us. Congrats to your grandson and your sister. I am sure you will have lots of fun with your penpal. Have a nice day.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
It's always fun to open the mailbox to good mail. Thanks for stopping by!
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
30 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Sure is a pleasure meeting you.
@BelleStarr (37595)
• Portland, Connecticut
4 Apr 16
Wow that was a great mail day. I haven't had a pen pal in years. I am sure this will be a lot of fun for you.
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• United States
9 Apr 16
I really am! I got another pocket letter from Canada yesterday, it's adorable. All about April Showers.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25347)
• United States
29 Mar 16
What exactly is a pocket letter ?
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• United States
29 Mar 16
In the photo is a pocket letter. You fill the pockets of a trading card plastic pouch with interesting homemade cards and little gifts. In one of the pockets you add your letter. Fold it in thirds and it fits a business size envelope.
@marlina (72523)
• Canada
29 Mar 16
Never heard of "pocket letter" before.
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@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar 16
Totally awesome. I haven't started Postcrossing yet, and am still waiting on my first postcard already sent to me before I got all signed up. Just need to find postcards.
• United States
29 Mar 16
You'll like it once you get started. It takes forever to postcards to arrive though so you need to be patient. I've still only received three though postcrossings. I do have three on the way and six more of my cards still traveling. When they arrive I'll have six more on the way. It takes a bit to get rolling but once rolling you will get them all the time.
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@just4him (112733)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries I still need to find post cards. That's going to be the fun part since most places don't have them anymore.
• United States
30 Mar 16
@just4him If you keep your eyes open for them specifically, you will be surprised to find them in unusual place and you can buy them a few at a time like at dollar stores. Also you can get beautiful postcards on Amazon at 20 postcards for $6.95. No shipping costs if your a prime member.
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@DianneN (75945)
• United States
29 Mar 16
I'm happy for you. All I get are bills!
@DianneN (75945)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Don't ever go to those free dinner things!
• United States
29 Mar 16
Yes a fabulous way to end a Monday . . . congratulations for your grandsons graduation soon and hope your easter was great also !
• United States
29 Mar 16
Thank you! I had a wonderful Easter with my mom and sister and a couple from Switzerland that lives next door. They return to Switzerland today, sadly, they say. They would love to stay longer. I brought chilled asparagus with a garlic sauce.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries oh those asparagus would of been eaten up so fast by me, no one would of gotten any. Glad I didn't visit your Easter dinner ? hee hee yummy and have a great rest of today
• United States
29 Mar 16
I wish my mail was as interesting. What a beautiful bunch of stuff you got. I love it my friend nice and cheery. Congrats to your grandson and sister too..and nice you will now have this penpal.
• United States
29 Mar 16
I had to work at making my mail interesting but it's paying off now. Thank you for the nice response! You are very kind!
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@Jeanniemaries Welcome always.
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@JESSY3236 (6224)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Congrats to your grandson! That's neat to have a penpal. Penpals aren't that common anymore.
• United States
29 Mar 16
That was certainly unexpected. I think it will be very fun. She is working on her English and it's very interesting to read how she phrases things.
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@LadyDuck (151499)
• Switzerland
29 Mar 16
This is the first time I read about a "pocket letter". The one in your picture is cute.
• United States
29 Mar 16
They have been popular for about a year and now many are doing flip books.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Wow! Those are all wonderful, to be sure! Once I'm moved and settled, i'm going to look around to find a pen pal. I'd love to have a friend to share letters with, rather than just be friends online. It's a whole different kind of friendship, as you know. :)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Yes, it is! I'm excited about the possibilities here. It will be a lot of fun to get to know her.
@maezee (31933)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Wow that is very exciting. I love receiving personable mail like that. Sadly its only bills for me lately. Lol