Monday, April 9, 2012

Of Zombies, Mail and Housing

Well greetings campers!  It's a great day here at Camp Little Big Mosquito.  Hope everyone got a good nights sleep.

Things here have been rolling along and the house hunting continues.  I can't wait till this is all done as the mileage is killing the bank account.  Driving to homes that are no longer available and unknown until you get back to write an offer.."I'm sorry, we sent you there to see a house that was already off the market because we could".  Is it still illegal to shoot people?

Until the housing situation settles, I may be a bit slow in responding.  I assure you though if you write, I WILL write back.  Campers honor.

So with that on to MAIL CALL!!..  No Johnny, you still haven't gotten anything from your mom!

First up DODSON, D!!

From Ms Patty (who emerges from the ashes like the recycling phoenix) , who reminds us to never totally throw out that junk mail.  And SEE.. I was Pre-Selected! cause I'm special..

DODSON, D !!.. Another..  Stop whining you'll get something janice.

This is from a new sender Ms Marie, this is one of her drawings which was also on the letter she sent me. Quite nice.  She wants a hand made postcard from me.  So let it be written, so let it be done!  See how I worked in that whole ten commandments thing.. Subtle huh?

This one comes from Elle (mental).  I wish I could show you the other side.  Alas it did not fair well in the mail.  There must have been some rain somewhere (it's all Limners fault).

DODSON, D!!  (I'm starting to make the other kids kinda mad)
This one comes from Lainey.  It's my first card from Jamaica (she sent 2).  Both cards were very scenic and both with Mr. Marley on them but different stamps.  I'll post the other card next time.

DODSON, D!  STOP IT.  He has people that like him.  Maybe if you stopped putting worms in the girls sleeping bags.

From Ms. Rebecca in London (GMD) another notebook/paper fan.  Working on her reply this week.

DODSON, K (HA Gotcha, thought I was just gonna run it into the ground!)

These next few were for Kaylee, Now how can you go wrong with swimming pigs.  The first thing both she and I thought of was Nanny McPhee Returns.

From The Netherlands (postcrossing).

From Ms. Keli, (GMD) with whom I am sharing a Circle Journal.

From Ms. Juli (GMD).  On a recent trip to the Postal Museum.  From the Titanic and Hindenberg Exhibit.  Going on from March 22, 2012 - January 6, 2014 (You've got time)

From Ms. Sharon.  Really like the Owney stamp (not cancelled)

From Ms Bean.  And my absolute favorite this round and hanging on my wall from my baseball mailing.  The "card" is a round cut and decorated on both sides.  Came in a clear plastic cd case.  Ms. Bean lives in Reno.  They also have a triple A team there (Reno Aces) that play in the same division as the Sacramento Rivercats (also triple A).  She writes to tell me of the memories she has of watching the Detroit Tigers (MY TEAM!!) play ball with her dad and grandfather.  

Like I said.  Take your kids to the ball park folks.  It is a memory they will NEVER forget.

Well  I hope ya'll had a great zombie day yesterday and don't forget that the drawing for the baseball giveaway is this weekend.  I have to get that out of the way t start on the next one and it's gonna be HUGE..  Hint.  cowboys.  That's all you get till you start seeing the cards coming in.  I "almost" have enough.  Stamps in possession, cards are getting there.

So remember campers.  Keep that mosquito repellent handy and lights out at 10..  


  1. Hi Derrick! I could be really tired since I'm reading this after 1 a.m. but I'm pretty sure I haven't signed up for anything yet on GMD. You may have me confused with someone else. My letter to you (my first too, I might add) is about the baseball drawing. Glad to know it's this weekend. Fingers crossed. ;) Have a great week. Glad you liked the Owney stamp. It's one of my favorites too.

    Sharon in TX

    1. Sorry bout that Sharon, corrected. Things are a bit fuzzy right now. to much going on around here :)

  2. Oh, Dodson, D., such an entertaining, memory-evoking post! All that lovely mail, too. That Elle is something, eh? I am always taken with her art.

    I heard cracks from bats, ump calls, fans screaming, tobacco spits, vendors hawking "Get your peanuts! Ic cold beer--right down here!" and "Kill the ump!" I smelled beer breath, hot dogs, and zeal. I caught a fly ball and wasn't even wearing a mitt.

    D., if pigs can fly, well I reckon they can swim too. :)

    1. Thank you Ms Cade. I'm working on that "project" you sent me. Not so sure about "in a nutshell" about 2 pages in as of yesterday :)

  3. Was the Bugs Bunny card sent with a Bugs Bunny stamp? That was 32c, wasn't it? Which is the current postcard rate!

    1. T'was not - it was a pre stamped card with the extra postage included

  4. Hahaha! Wow. I know I'm in for a treat. So far only two people have replied. One was a decline. The reward will be amusing. This is by far the most interesting project I've come up with. Mum's the word. :)