Hello! My name is Joanne!
I live in downtown Chicago in a loft converted from an old clothing factory. I am a pediatric nurse working in healthcare administration. I have a charming husband, three lovely grown children & four perfectly adorable granddaughters - ages 12 (twins), 7 & 6 and one sweet, silly grandson who is 4 years old!!
I love knitting, biking on our tandem recumbent bike, reading, theater large and small, and tiny ethnic restaurants. I love to go on adventures with my grandkids, and travel with my husband - sometimes all at the same time!
I am a diligent post card sender and grateful postcard recepient! I am the proud possessor of a beautiful carved wooden box from my beloved Great Aunt Sacky that holds four generations of treasured postcards from family and friends.
I welcome all kinds of postcards, but here are some ideas:
*I enjoy seasonal & holiday postcards year round - Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, or any holiday (state, religious or non-religious) that you celebrate, enjoy or even think ridiculous.
* Any postcard from your home or country - parks, museums, shops, restaurants, historical figures (heroes or villains) recipes, architecture (historical or new), your school, your place of business, your neighborhood - anything that you would like me to know about your home.
*Any postcard that shows YOUR interests - biking, gardening, animals, sports, knitting, art, cooking, scouting, books, fashion, POSTCROSSING - anything you like to do!
*Any postcard that makes you laugh - or a postcard that you think is too silly, ugly, or inappropriate to send to someone. It will definitely make me laugh!
*Any postcard you choose will be perfect - as long as you tell me something about your self!
What is your favorite book or poem? Who is your dearest friend? What is the first play that you ever saw in a theater? What is the best meal you ever ate? Who is your favorite celebrity? Where you are planning to travel next? Why you love (or hate) your job? What do you see when you look out your window? What do you want to be when you grow up? (This is an all ages question, as I am 65 years old and still trying to figure this out!)
I prefer postcards that are not in envelopes, although if you send a lovely handmade card that needs the protection of an envelope I am good with that. I love interesting stamps, if you have the inclination.
I mail postcards on the day I receive the address and I register postcards on the day that I receive them (unless I am traveling). If I haven't registered your postcard, it is because I have not received it. If the postcard you sent me has been traveling for more than 45 days, send me a message and I will register the postcard - especially if you uploaded a photo of the postcard before you sent it on its journey so at least I can see the postcard online.
Thanks for reading my profile! I will be excited to find your postcard in my mailbox.