My First Postcard Has Arrived

@BelleStarr (26233)
Portland, Connecticut
May 18, 2016 12:47pm CST
Thank you to fellow MyLotter @Arthurchappell for the wonderful postcard of Shambles Square in Manchester. It is so quintessentially English in my mind. What a wonderful way to connect with other MyLotters. I want to apologize to Arthur for not writing more on my card, I should have. I certainly value his friendship here on my lot and now in the real world. Yours touched my heart and your handwriting looks fine, neater than mine I suspect. I still have a small pile of Connecticut postcards that are looking for homes around the world. If you would like to join the fun, let me know. This has turned out to be even more fun than I ever thought it could be. I know other Mylotters have join postcard sharing websites and I hope they will share their experiences.
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@Marcyaz (36694)
• United States
18 May 16
That is really a neat looking postcard from England. This does sound like a good idea.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
it is not terribly expensive either it is about a $1 for the postage and 50 cents for postcards. I am enjoying it.
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@Marcyaz (36694)
• United States
19 May 16
@BelleStarr Sounds like you are having fun.
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• United States
18 May 16
'tis a beautiful postcard indeed :) i fear that i can't always handle that writin' schtuff, sometimes't turns out microscopic, other times jest a dreadful mess nobody can read - e'en myself. otherwise, i'd be delighted to join'n with ya :D
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@Asylum (43059)
• Manchester, England
18 May 16
The easy solution to that is to write in block capitals because a postcard doe not require much written content.
@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
We r not judging handwriting at all it is a labor of love sharing our little corners of the world.
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• United States
18 May 16
@BelleStarr i was referrin' to post masters who can't make out addresses :D
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@jaboUK (47550)
• United Kingdom
18 May 16
That's great that Arthur sent you that. I know that Kevin is sending you one too, so I may hold off sending mine for a while, so they are spread out more for you.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
Thank you for being willing to do it. I am enjoying this immensely.
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@jaboUK (47550)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
@BelleStarr That's great - you will definitely get one from me - I went and bought it today
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 May 16
@jaboUK lol I am getting excited already.
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@Inlemay (16695)
• South Africa
19 May 16
That is stunning - Isnt this whole idea just marvelous
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
I love it and you should have yours shortly since I mailed it with the two England ones last week.
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@just4him (67330)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May 16
I'm sending my first one out to @valmnz tomorrow. I was very happy to find postcards at last and when I went to the post office got the last of their International stamps. It would be great to have a network of myLotters connected with the world in more ways than one.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
This is a great idea and I am glad that I am getting to be part of it.
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@amadeo (35864)
• United States
18 May 16
how do we do this.How do we get your mailing addy there.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
We exchange addresses through a pm . Personal message. Then we send the cards. I am sure many people including me would love to exchange with you.
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18 May 16
that's really nice! can i admit that I am fearful of actually sharing my address with anyone that i meet online?
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
18 May 16
I promise not to stalk you!! No it is a scary world but I feel safe with the people I exchange with and as I have said I met two mylotterss for lunch while in Florida. You have to make sure you know the people you choose.
@Asylum (43059)
• Manchester, England
18 May 16
He did well to find that postcard because I have never seen one depicting Shambles before.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
I didn't know Manchester had a area that looked as historic as that, I pictured it rather modern.
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@Asylum (43059)
• Manchester, England
19 May 16
@BelleStarr Shambles dates back to the 16th century and has been designated as a listed building, so it cannot be modernised.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
@Asylum I am so glad, often here things are just torn down or at least in the 1950's they were.
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• Preston, England
18 May 16
you are welcome - glad it arrived safely - hope you get many more cards too
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
I love it Arthur it is such a great scene.
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• Preston, England
19 May 16
@BelleStarr I have been in the bars there many times - a very nice place
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
@arthurchappell Well who knows,I have met English friends in a pub before, you never know when I might get to Manchester.
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• Xian, China
19 May 16
Such a beautiful moment of friendship, and may your friendships last forever.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
Thank you I think it is indeed a wonderful way to extend the hand of friendship.
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• Xian, China
19 May 16
@BelleStarr Yes absolutely it is. For our Chinese, we exchange lots of postcards each other when new year or other festivals come.
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@pgiblett (6666)
• Canada
18 May 16
I like the idea of sharing postcards, it is something we should do more of. We tend to only send them as a last thought at the end of a vacation, while waiting for the bus to the airport. We should use them more, perhaps it is time to start a movement to send postcards to friends on a regular basis.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
Just let me know if you would like one from Connecticut, I am happy to send one and would like one from Canada as well.
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@pgiblett (6666)
• Canada
19 May 16
@BelleStarr Now you have spurred me to action - a goal this week is to purchase a bunch of postcards to send out to my friends. I am sure there are some good ones of Niagara Falls somewhere.
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• Rochester, New York
22 May 16
That is such a great idea!
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 May 16
It has turned out to be a lot of fun and cards should be arriving from some great locations.
@valmnz (11676)
• New Zealand
21 May 16
I just love the way this is taking off, and I've sent you a message!
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 May 16
Yes it seems to have gain some momentum and I am hopping maybe some people from other countries will decided to join us
@sueznewz2 (7813)
• Alicante, Spain
20 May 16
Good i'm glad they've started arriving... I think it's a great idea.... I haven't forgotten...but am working until middle of next week, so will get a couple on their way to you then....
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 May 16
Actually this works out well, they will be staggered.
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@mom210 (5635)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 May 16
Wow that sounds like fun to share postcards like that. One of these days when I travel (when I retire) I might like to do that as well.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 May 16
We rather keeps us in practice actually writing to each other in a letter form instead of on a computer.
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@UncleJoe (6599)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 May 16
Oops! I meant to send a card today but totally forgot. But, don't feel bad. I forgot to do a lot of other things too.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 May 16
Lol yours is on the way. Evidently my mind was operating just fine this week.
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@thelme55 (7284)
• Germany
19 May 16
This sounds a lot of fun. That postcard is beautiful.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 May 16
It is fun, another one arrived today.
@Tampa_girl7 (24141)
• United States
19 May 16
It is a lovely card.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
I think so it is exactly what I love about England.
@JudyEv (83898)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
That is a lovely card. Have you any plans for your collection once it grows?
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
No not really, I have a pretty box where I keep my post cards, maybe these will go in an album since they are special for different reasons.
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@Dragonairy1 (1491)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
18 May 16
That's a lovely looking postcard.
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@BelleStarr (26233)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 May 16
It is a great one isn't it. I am really enjoying this. Yours is on the way.