Sunday, December 8, 2019

1,000th Postcrossing arrival

I signed up as a member of Postcrossing, the online postcard exchange, seven years ago this month, and I've been an enthusiast supporter of the hobby over the years. (Click on the Postcrossing label at the bottom of this post to see all the great stuff.)

I recently received my 1,000th Postcrossing card. It's from Kamila, a 28-year-old woman in the Czech Republic who is a wife, mother and fan of frogs. On a partly sunny day in November, she wrote:

"Hi, I'm sending you a postcard with a little mole. I try to pick each postcard with my heart. Mole is the most popular Czech fairy tale in the Czech Rep. Drawn by Z. Miler, often plays on television in the evening so-called bedtime story. This postcard is old when the Czech Rep. was USSR. Donver [sic; she means Dover] looks like beatiful [sic] place, I always like to see photos of the town where I send the postcard. Thank you for traveling around the world with postcards! We have a lot of traditions in South Moravia, folk costumes (kroj) are worn here, unfortunately, I cannot fit everything on a postcard. If you want to know more, just write me a message. I would like to answer. Have a nice day! (Prěji hezy den!) Kamila"

Mole, according to Wikipedia, "is an animated character in a series of cartoons created by Czech animator Zdeněk Miler. The premiere of the first short film with Mole took place at the Venice Film Festival in 1957. ... Krtek was first seen in 1956 in Prague, when Miler wanted to create a children's cartoon about how flax is processed. He wanted a strong Disney influence to the cartoon by choosing an animal for the leading role, and decided to pick a mole after stumbling over a molehill during a walk."

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