I've Got Mail!

United States
April 28, 2017 12:13pm CST
Finally! After twelve days of absolutely nothing, I finally got some happy mail today! I was worried as it was quite a long time for forwarded mail to catch up and I called a couple of days ago to inquire about it. So, although they said they did not forward ads, I got one ad forwarded to me; I also received a replacement card for Landry's Select Club (for my free birthday dinner in May) something from my Health Insurance, a letter and a POST CARD! The post card is from my sister who is traveling in Europe this spring. This one is from Dublin. She is now in Italy where her daughter lives. On the table next to my chair is the familiar pile of opened mail ready to be sorted and the trash part tossed out. I'm really home!
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@Gillygirl (16096)
• Sutton, England
28 Apr
I like getting happy mail especially postcards. Mail does mean home even if it's bills or rubbish.
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• United States
30 Apr
I wonder why that is, but it's true!
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@Gillygirl (16096)
• Sutton, England
30 Apr
@Jeanniemaries I wonder if it is to do with ownership of the home.
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• United States
3 May
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@Corbin5 (85397)
• United States
28 Apr
So glad your mail arrived after all that time. Yes, mail delivered does mean home!
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• United States
28 Apr
And so nice hearing from both my sisters.
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@jaboUK (51533)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr
We were away for a month recently and could hardly get in the door for all the mail put through our letterbox. About 95% of it was junk mail. I know your system is different from ours - do you have your mail held somewhere when you are away?
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@jaboUK (51533)
• United Kingdom
1 May
@Jeanniemaries Thanks for explaining.
@JudyEv (103940)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Apr
How nice to get a postcard from Dublin. We'll be there in just over a month.
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• United States
30 Apr
It's on my bucket list.
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@JudyEv (103940)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May
@Jeanniemaries I can't think of anyone who doesn't like Ireland.
• Banks, Oregon
29 Apr
glad you got some good mail today
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• United States
30 Apr
It was a relief to see the forwarding worked fine.
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• Banks, Oregon
30 Apr
@Jeanniemaries that's good
@amadeo (51452)
• United States
28 Apr
that is great there for you.
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• United States
30 Apr
Yes, finally!!
@amadeo (51452)
• United States
30 Apr
@Juliaacv (24696)
• Canada
28 Apr
That's why they call it snail mail! We moved a month ago today and went into change the address on our drivers licenses a few days later, and the replacement cards were just received here today. I'd like to say slow and steady, but in this case its more like snail mail!
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• United States
30 Apr
Yes, perfect name for it!
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@Kandae11 (29271)
28 Apr
It must be very nice receiving those post cards from different places in Europe.
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• United States
30 Apr
Actually from all over the world, not just Europe. My sister happens to be traveling in Europe though right now. My other sister is out traveling for a couple of months, camping along the west coast.
@Susan2015 (19306)
• United States
28 Apr
That's a long time to not get any mail at all.
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• United States
30 Apr
It was. I was beginning to feel like a displaced person!
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@Susan2015 (19306)
• United States
30 Apr
@Jeanniemaries I love to get snail mail. Postcards, letters, even the catalogs. Don't buy from most of them, but they can be interesting to look through.
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• United States
30 Apr
@Susan2015 I don't like catalogs coming. I don't like to shop, even from home.
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@Shavkat (49633)
• Philippines
29 Apr
That's nice you had received your mails. I haven't received any for a long time.
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• United States
30 Apr
Mail is fun to get!
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@Shavkat (49633)
• Philippines
1 May
@Jeanniemaries I wish it can happen too. It is all electronic mails. I missed collecting letters or cards and handed by Mr. Postman.
@LadyDuck (126967)
• Switzerland
29 Apr
If she is in Italy I am not surprised that the mail was slow to come, snail has always been extremely slow in Italy. In which city does your niece live?
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• United States
30 Apr
She lives in Porto Ercole GR Her husband owns a pizza shop down by the harbor. He makes the most amazing pizza. (he made it here for us in Florida once, but I hear from everyone it's better with the Italian ingredients.
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@LadyDuck (126967)
• Switzerland
1 May
@Jeanniemaries Tuscany is a wonderful region, we used to go vacationing in Castiglione della Pescaia, is near Porto Ercole. Tuscany is definitely my favorite Italian region, even if I was born in Milano.
@PatZAnthony (11946)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 May
Yes, once you start getting junk mail, you are home @Jeanniemaries
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• United States
3 May
Haha! That's funny! True!
@spiderdust (2724)
• San Jose, California
30 Apr
Happy mail is so much fun! I'm afraid I don't receive much mail lately besides bills and junk mail, although I get the occasional magazine or two.
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@marlina (65135)
• Canada
29 Apr
Lovely that you got happy mail and that you are home.
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• United States
30 Apr
Yes, it made it feel like home.