My name is Diane and I live in northern/central New York - not far from the magnificent Adirondack mountains. I live with my husband of 37 years; our dog (Boomer - he's 10) and our ginger cat (Finn - he's 3). Our son and daughter are both married and live a three hour drive west of us. We have two beautiful and wonderful granddaughters (1 1/2 and 4 month old)
I'm an avid reader of many different genres. I am retired from many years working at a local library and after that several years as a Bookseller with Barnes and Noble Bookstore. I love writing letters; writing in my journal; working in my garden; caring for my houseplants; riding my bike; trying my hand at a variety of crafts and projects for fun and some on our house; doing research and editing for others; taking Boomer for walks, and learning - I am curious about so many things.
I love sending and receiving postcards from all over the world!! It's wonderful to open the mailbox and find a handwritten note instead of just junk mail and bills. With technology controlling so much of the way people communicate, it's sad to see handwritten letters/cards becoming less and less a part of our lives. Electronic communication to often allows people to hide from responsibility, strike without thinking and to sometimes forget that there is a human being on the receiving end. It saddens me to see the art of conversation and communication slowly dying away. Handwriting a note or letter or postcard takes a little extra time but we, I believe, are more thoughtful about the words and tones we choose..
When I discovered Postcrossing I was so excited! It's wonderful - a great way to see the world when we can't travel to every spot - a way to reinforce within ourselves that, though we may have different traditions, climates, religions, celebrations - we are, within our hearts and souls - so very much alike.
Any postcard I receive will be wonderful - I have no preference and am grateful for whatever you choose. Tell me whatever you would like to share... perhaps something about yourself, where you live, a favorite book, a favorite quote, a dream or hope you have... whatever you are comfortable sharing. Please don't just write "Happy Postcrossing" - I find it sad when that's all there is. Please put the date and most important of all - your name.
Thank you for taking the time to send me a postcard! I wish you joy in each day!