Hi, my name is Mariah, and I am addicted to sending and receiving postcards.
I wasn’t always obsessed. I used to think postcards were something you bought on vacation and sent to friends and family. What would I need with them in my daily life?
And then, I found the amazingly fun, free service Postcrossing.com. Queue my addiction!
Postcrossing.com is a postcard exchange website connecting postcard fans all over the world! In the time I’ve been a member (2 years in March), I have sent 500 cards to 64 different countries and received that many back.
One day while I was greeting customers at the Liberty Branch, a lady told me she had just finished reading the book, Hannah’s List. Since I had never read a book by the author Debbie Macomber, I decided to give it a try.
Meteorologists use this term to describe weather that is a mixture of freezing rain, ice pellets (more commonly known as sleet), and snow. It's when three types of winter weather are all happening at once due to the temperatures in the air. To me, wintery mix is code word for "Not fun to drive in!"
Okay, so what do those three things mean on their own?
In 2002, Sam Raimi, a man known more for his cheesy-yet terrifying- horror films (Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Evil Dead…well, you get the picture), brought to the silver screen one of the most iconic superheroes of the past five decades: The Amazing Spider-Man! The film was met with mixed reviews, but for the most part, the fans liked it.
The first two years I was married, we moved three times. The big advantage to this is that we went through our stuff, and got rid of things that we didn’t need or use. Why pack and haul things that are not needed? I have since lived in the same house for the past 15 years. The thought of packing to move anywhere (not that we are planning to in the near future) gives me the chills. We have accumulated a few things in those years.
One of the new postage stamps which are coming this year from the postal service is the Purple Heart with Ribbon stamp. It goes on sale on May 2nd to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who served in the U. S. Military. This interests me because my father, who will be 91 years old this year, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal during World War II for being seriously wounded in action in January of 1945.
When I first moved to the Claycomo area over twenty years ago, I was fascinated when one of the job interviews that I had applied for was located in the "caves." SubTropolis is a 55,000,000 square foot man-made cave in the bluffs above the Missouri River, and is claimed to be the world’s largest underground storage facility. At places, it is 160 feet beneath the surface, has a grid of 16 feet high, and 40-foot wide tunnels separated by 25-foot square limestone pillars created by the room and pillar method of hard rock mining.