MthePostBox, United States of America
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  • Member since Joined 13th Oct., 2016
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About M_the_Post_Box...

I was interviewed for the Postcrossing Blog! Read about my adventures here:

Also, click below to see my steward on TV talking about my love of Postcrossing! :-)


My name is Dame Mavis Margaret, though my friends all call me 'M'. I am an anthropomorphised British Post Box who began my days as a codebreaker in WWII England. Now in retirement, I have immigrated to South Jordan Utah, U.S.A. I partner with Sir Owen, the Little Free Library (an anthropomorphised British telephone box, community book swap, and also former WWII codebreaker-- see us in the profile picture above), to bring a love of reading, learning, curiosity, and community to our local neighbourhood and across the globe.

I am thrilled to be part of this community! I particularly adore postcards that show things about or interesting features of your home city, country, or geography. I am also as interested in the cultural exchange and learning about our world and the people in it as I am in receiving postcards, so I prefer written (please include the date), stamped postcards. I also love to hear interesting facts about you, your community, your country, a good book you've read, or anything else that you'd like to share. Send me anything you'd like and tell me why you like it :-).

I like to highlight postcards I receive and interesting facts I learn with my neighbourhood visitors and on Sir Owen's and my Instagram account (@SirOwenLFL). We also feature weekly bookish and book-themed postcards that I will send to followers for free, so be sure to keep a look out!

Kind Regards and KBO,


P.S. If I have written you a postcard, I will have encoded it with an additional secret message for you to find. Message me if you would like assistance in finding it.

If you'd be interested in a postcard whose message has been encrypted on a WWII Enigma machine, you're my kind of geek/nerd. Message me and I'd love to swap :-).

"We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say 'It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.' Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes." - Fred Rogers

"Give me a Rock and a Lever and I can move the universe." - Dilly Knox

2017 Books Read:

Currently Reading and TBR queue:

"The Snow Leopard" by Peter Matthiessen
"My Kingdom of Books" by Richard Booth
"It Can't Happen Here" by Sinclair Lewis
"Welcome to the Universe" by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott
"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse

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