GrumpyGoose, United States of America
  • country U.S.A.
  • Member since Joined 10th Oct., 2014
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About Dale...

*** I received a nice card from Sara in North Carolina whcich was written November 2023 and Postcrossing couldn't give me the ID.. please message me so I can register it. ***

*** I received a card of Švihov water castle from Alena Š dated mid September but I don't know WHICH Alena this is... if it is you, please message me as I would like to better thank you.***

I live in a suburb of Los Angeles. My wife's mother introduced me to the joy of postcards by sending many lovely ones from her vacations in all parts of the US, Europe, Australia and even Antarctica. My wife and I have two wonderful grown children who we see often – our daughter is a nurse, her husband an airline pilot and our son is an engineer.

I enjoy traveling - mostly to smaller towns and parks and I rarely go on the interstate, preferring the road less traveled. I am interested in history, Native peoples and regalia (clothing), native flora & fauna and regional cooking.

My hobbies are:
Factories and machines of the Industrial Age - my daughter says I can fix *anything* and describe how it works
Military subjects
Great Lakes – my great uncle was a salvage diver
Trains – my grandfather was an engineer on the Grand Trunk
Geology, especially volcanoes and interesting formations

My wife (who seems to like Postcrossing more than I do!) likes:
Anything related to any religion – churches, holy people, religious pictures, icons, mosques, Shaker, Amish, Eastern religions, stained glass windows, shrines, holiday traditions
Medical – she worked in a hospital
Calligraphy – our daughter writes beautiful letters for her
Famous buildings – castles, ruins, lighthouses
Quilting and needle arts
Pueblo (Native American) pottery & basketry
Vintage postcards (1880-1930)

I prefer to receive single view cards from your country – touristy cards, artwork, buildings, scenes – please no cats, dogs, cutesy or ad cards. As so many others have said before me – what you write is very important and special stamps are always appreciated.

Please check out my Favorites for cards I am waiting to receive. If your card does not identify the city/subject in English could you please describe it on the back? I like to learn more about what was sent.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

p.s. Have you heard of the "Travel mode" that Postcard started? You have to set it in your profile before you ask for a new address but then your card will show the prefix of your vacation country.

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