Hi betty!! Nice post.
But can you elaborate on the collecting teabag wrappers bit?
Well, what I mean is wrappers like this:
Collecting is a tradition in my family but I'm quite a practical person so I didn't want to collect anything huge, messy or something I'd have to go out of my way to get, and we've always drank a lot of tea so teabags were perfect. I keep them in pocket foils for hockey cards with black paper inside to bring out the colors, all that in albums. Well, I've been collecting for 11 years now so it HAS gotten huge, but it's fun and I get to meet a lot of people from all over the world thanks to exchanging
I have paper, foil, plastic, cloth ones, ones sewn on a sewing machine,ones with spelling mistakes...
I still hope seeing Roger live once.
It sure isn't easy getting to tournaments, right? Sometimes I wish the tour had 2 to 3 patterns that would take turns every year. Something like the Summer and Winter Olympics, every second time the locations of tournaments would be different - one year Prague, the other Vienna, then Prague, then Vienna...
But our day will come!