Postman's delight

@Inlemay (17333)
South Africa
May 26, 2016 9:05am CST
Janet was saying that the Postman might be wondering how i got so popular with all the wonderful "across the ocean" mail arriving . . . Well to be frank, I have always been a polular girl when it comes to postal items, and my letterbox, or little house that gathers my mail, is a box of surprises. Some days I get notifications - car licences; other days I get invitations to glamorous teas; most days I get fabulous Overseas postcards with the most beautiful stamps! I am excited to present to you one of the latest received from the United Kingdom . . . New Market, Suffolk! Snail mail works for me!
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@JudyEv (97212)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 May 16
What a great postcard of what is obviously a wonderful statue! Now I have to get to Newmarket somehow!
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
oh i hear your mind racing over - oops pardon the pun
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
@JudyEv It is a beautiful statue, and it stands on the roundabout just as you are entering our town. Hope you get to see it in person one day.
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@JudyEv (97212)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May 16
@jaboUK Wouldn't that be something? I just love the statues where the horses (and people but they're secondary :)) are so lifelike. There are a couple of beauties in Ireland at the Curragh.
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
26 May 16
I wonder if that horse is one that @jaboUK 's husband rode not the metal one but the real life one of course lol...
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
who knows - I think its magnificent
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
@maggs224 No - it's not any particular horse Maggs, but isn't it lovely?
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@maggs224 (1774)
• Alicante, Spain
27 May 16
@jaboUK It is magnificent Janet :D
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• United States
26 May 16
Nice that so many are blessing you with postcards from afar. Enjoy!
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@Fleura (5844)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
Got to keep the Post Office in business! Does the card say who is the statue?
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
well this bunch of postcrossing ladies will definitely do that
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
@Fleura It's not any particular horse - it's just representative of our town. It stands on the roundabout as you are coming from London or Cambridge.
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@Fleura (5844)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
@jaboUK Thanks for the explanation! I've never been to Newmarket, the closest I've come was that a good friend's sister used to work as a stable 'lad' there.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
26 May 16
How beautiful that horse and the man are but of course a lot of the finest horse racing is in the UK.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
it is - the sport of the Kings - we have horse racing in SA as well as I know there is in Australia too
@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
26 May 16
@Inlemay I don't think I knew about SA but I think I have heard about Australia. Sport of Kings yes it sure is.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
@Marcyaz My dad bought my mother a 4 bedroom house with the winnings on Sea Cottage race. He loved his horse racing
• United States
26 May 16
It has been such happiness to go out to the mail box these days! Just today I received a beautiful card that traveled across the entire United States from Oregon and another from France-an absolute delightful little card that I am going to write about. Both from postcrossings and both came with return address stickers so I can send them one back! Joy!
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
It is !!! I need to get myself some of those little address and name stickers to stick on my postcards after my message, kind of personalize them = I have a design in mind
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• United States
26 May 16
@Inlemay We got them in the mail, tons of them. But they all have had my late husbands name on them, not mine until just this month I finally got one with my name! They came from donations to charities but you have to put up with an avalanche of mail daily if you donate so we had to start doing it anonymously but there are three or four die hards that still send me address stickers four years later hoping for more money since they don't know I send it but just don't use checks.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
@Jeanniemaries ok - i shall look if there is someplace in SA that does it in the mail.
@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
27 May 16
It's great to keep postmen in business! Sounds like you get some wonderful snail mail!
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
27 May 16
we are having fun - and the stamps are lovely
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@CRK109 (14365)
• United States
28 May 16
@Inlemay double fun, then! I forgot how nice stamps can be!
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@valmnz (12600)
• New Zealand
28 May 16
Isn't it great to have a mail box full of surprises
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
29 May 16
it is - I love it - just like my birthday phone calls
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@jaboUK (50132)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
I'm glad that it arrived ok Lany.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
27 May 16
thank you
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@sishy7 (26740)
• Australia
26 May 16
is that also part of the postcard exchange activities on here? lovely picture!
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
yes - we are doing such snail mail fun
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@Asylum (46829)
• Manchester, England
26 May 16
Poor postcard, starting out the journey on a racehorse and ending on a camel. It must be very happy to rest at last.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
ha ha ha - now thats a animal affair
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@Macarrosel (7641)
• Philippines
26 May 16
Wow! Such a beautiful postcard.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
26 May 16
thank you
@zarlamain (24148)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Snail mail can be fun for expecting packages!
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@sallypup (20815)
• Moses Lake, Washington
28 May 16
That is one handsome stamp,
@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 May 16
Hi ho silver! lovely statue
@Tampa_girl7 (21304)
• United States
27 May 16
I love snail mail too.