Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sometimes You Just Need a Little Dolly in Your Life

Okay, I have to admit that I'm no big fan of country music, but Dolly Parton has a special place in my heart. Every year, I make it a point to watch A Smoky Mountain Christmas during the holiday seasons and is a classic to me! So imagine my envy when one of my friends run off to Dollywood without me! But she was nice enough to send me this awesome postcard.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Save the B. Free Franklin Post Office!

I urge everyone that cares about historical sites and mail to write to the Postal Regulatory Commission and see if can remain opened! 
For more information, here's the link to the article online.
To make a comment click here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Yes, I'm one of those women that have been woed by those heavy metal machines that go clicky clack. No, not trains. Typewriters of course! Personally, I've only have ever used one and it was electric and never had the romantic feel that typewriters from the 60s have. Since I do not own out and do not see myself buying one in the next few months, I've settled with fonts in that style from MS Word. And the affect is very nice! The best part is that you do not need to worry about making a mistake!
Here's the link so some. My favorite is Last Words. Now I can have stylist typed letters! (Although I like handwriting best!)

Inmate Penpals

I read and article in the Sandbook magazine and instantly became interested. For some time now I've been dancing around wanted to have an inmate penpal but the article helped me a lot with choosing the right one.
I wanted some close to my age but searching provided nearly impossible. So I just found a few women that would be possible penpals and narrowed it down to one. I may take on a couple more after I see how this one goes.
A few things went into consideration before I decided.
1) Where does the person live? Since I no longer have a PO box this was very important for me
2) What as their crime? The one I considered was imprison for 2nd degree murder. Maybe sometime I will venture into it but theft is all I will deal with at the moment.
3) How long is their sentence? For right now, the longer the better.
The lady I choose is in for life for a robbery. I have not intention on mentioning it to her or asking anything about it. Why should she have to relive her mistake? If she feels like she wants to, well it's totally up to her.
I'm glad that I read the list of things that I can and cannot send.
Items you CAN send:

• Postal Stamps (Limit of 40 Stamps)
• Photos (there is a limit of 20 pictures, no polaroids)
• Greeting cards (No larger than 8x10)
• Letters 
• Magazines and paperback books- must be shipped directly from the vendor
• Money Orders -(made out to the inmate, with ALL inmate info included.)
• Anything on the “Approved” vendor list, on each vendor’s website 
• JPay Transfer

Items you CANNOT send:

• Pens/Pencils
• Binder Paper
• Envelopes
• Frontal Nudity Photos or Polaroids
• Phone Calling Cards
• Stickers, Tape, or Glue 
• Glitter
• Anything Wire, Metal, or Plastic “Spiral” Notebooks
• Cash 
• Photos larger than 8x10

Has anyone else considered an inmate penpal or already has one?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Out Going Mail

It's been a while since I've done one of these.
 Postcrossing card traveling to Georgia. A lovely picture of a local mill.

 Swap-Bot postcard for the elephant postcard swap.

The back of a little to the Missive Maven. I just had to share. It's a self-mailer that features funny picture of cats.

The Philadelphia Itnerary

This is the first trip I ever have planned so I'm hoping that everything will go well!

Board train 9:20
Arrive @ Market East Station 10:40
Eat lunch @ Reading Terminal Market
Independence Visitor’s Center
Franklin Court-Underground Museum, US Postal Service Museum & Post Office 316 Market St
Betsy Rose House
Independence Hall
Carpenter’s Hall
Christ Church Burial Ground
Board train home @ 4:45
Arrive @ station 5:58
The attractions are listed from how bad I want to visit them. Franklin Court, postal museum being a must! Don't worry, I will most defiantly take pictures!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Off to Philadelphia!

I had plans to visit Boston this summer but it was too costly so no one could afford to go with me. So I've resulted in staying local and just doing a few day trips. In a few weeks I'll be off to Philadelphia which is equally as cool as Boston but way closer, about 45 minutes by car.
The plan is to drive down to the nearest train station and take the train down. There is no way in heck that I'm driving on I-95. No way in heck! We'll get off at the Market St train station. The rest has yet to be planned but I'm going to make sure we go to the B. Free Franklin post office and get postcard postmarked there. So, if you would like a postcard from Philadelphia with this awesome postmark e-mail me your address! I'm e-mail is elfscuz at I'll tell you more details later when I get everything planned!