Hello my name is Rita.
Joseph and I have been married for 35 years. We have two sons (32 & 24) and two daughters (30 & 19).
We live in Bexley, a small town east of Columbus, Ohio. Columbus is the capital and largest city of Ohio and centrally located in the state. It is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. I have always lived in the midwest, in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
I graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana with a degree in interior design. I have been working as an interior designer for over 40 years, primarily working on commercial design projects.
I enjoy photography, doodling, drawing, painting, collage art, "drawing with scissors", paper crafts, walking, hiking, traveling and reading. I consider myself a life-long learner. I also enjoy the performing arts; theater, dance, symphony, and concerts.
For creative inspiration, I like going to art museums, galleries, and exhibitions. Botanical gardens and conservatories are other places I go for inspiration and relaxation. Museums of all types are enjoyable places of interest and a fun way to learn about people, places, and things.
Vacations to the beach or mountains are equally enjoyed. The best vacation combines the two destinations. Being in nature refreshes my soul.
I have had a passion for postcards since I received my first postcard in 1967. It was from my best friend who moved to the Washington DC area. I have all the postcards I've ever received.
My favorite postcards are:
- Jip and Janneke
- Map cards
- Art Cards
I like souvenir postcards, view and multi-view cards from cities, zoos and local attractions like monuments, public art, lighthouses, bridges, castles, churches, libraries, museums and buildings of architectural interest.
If you get my address at the end of October or in November consider sending a birthday postcard.
Postcards showing an interest of the sender are also welcome.
All the markings a postcard gets on its journey through the various mail systems makes the card unique, so please just send postcards stamped with a written message. Please include the date, time, and weather for the day you write or send the postcard. If you forget that's fine Postcrossing keeps stats on when the cards are sent and received so I can just write the date on the card.