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Topic: Calling ALL Sticker Train Riders :)--Completely Updated!

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Subject: Calling ALL Sticker Train Riders :)--Completely Updated!
Date Posted: 3/20/2017 10:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2013
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Hello everyone and Happy (official) Spring! :)

I am completely changing and updating this thread. My sincere apology for any confusion. What I had originally posted was not sitting right in my heart.  At the moment Cheryl has the completed Sticker Train 12 :) Sticker Train 13 has two last stops. That should finish by end of this month or so :) Thank you, all of you, for helping to make two trains go smooth and steady. I realized that Cheryl's train took about 5 weeks to get to her! That is one positive about two trains. :)

Our last two trains went PA (Sarah) to CA (Cheryl) and CA (Me) to TX (Jennifer). As much as I would rather go back to one train, and I know some of you would also, it might be a good idea to do, three more rounds of two trains. Why? We currently have 6 riders who have yet to recieve greetings from all of us. They are: Melissa (March birthday), Amy (April birthday), Jacqueline (May birthday), Renee (August birthday), Sara (September birthday) and Gina (October birthday). I will feel relieved and thankful too, to know everyone who has ridden regularly over the last three years has at last gotten a group card. Truly to me, the card from all of us, is the heart of these trains because it shows in an extra, way that we all care for one another and gives thanks to God for growing our friendships.

So...how about if Cheryl starts Train 14 for Melissa (in Indiana) and Jennifer starts Sticker Train 15 for Amy (in Missouri)? I think we should wait to begin both trains until Jennifer receives Train 12. Too confusing (to me :) otherwise! And...for something new...how about if each end person (so each card recipient) chooses a theme  for their train! Maybe Melissa chooses vehicles like sticker trains :d and Amy chooses Disney characters. Both trains are Easter and Springtime so seasonal stickers should be easy to find as well. Something to fun up our trains :)

Melissa and Amy would eventually begin trains (16 and 17) for Jacqueline and Renee. Jacqueline and Renee would do trains (18 and 19) for Sara and Gina. When we complete trains 18 and 19, we can revisit merging the two trains into ONE Train 20. Maybe Sara and Gina can get together and jointly start it? :D We will think of something when we get there. :) P.S. Any NEW riders, would be cycled into cards once we finished these 6. P.S. Crew for each train to be determined after getting the okay for this plan from all of you!

Time for me to start resting! Sweet Dreams to everyone! :)








Last Edited on: 3/21/17 5:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 7
Date Posted: 3/21/2017 12:07 AM ET
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However it works best for everyone sounds fine with me. I really just want to enjoy the trains with you all. :)

Last Edited on: 3/21/17 5:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/21/2017 8:17 AM ET
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As a newer rider of the train, I'm cool with whatever you ladies decide to do. Ya'll just tell me what to do and I'll do it :D I love getting that little packet of stickers in the mail. Plus, I've also been enjoying shopping for stickers and trying to find cool things to put in the envelope. 

Date Posted: 3/21/2017 10:17 AM ET
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Sounds great to me! And you really want me to choose a theme....yikes.

How about April showers (rainbows and such) bring May flowers? 

That should get everyone over the winter blues. :)

But anything is fine too! I just enjoy stickers!

Date Posted: 3/21/2017 11:37 AM ET
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Mona, I like what you came up with also and I think it's a good idea to let the card recipient choose the sticker theme.

Date Posted: 3/21/2017 6:01 PM ET
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Waving hello, everyone :) Sorry for some typos above, just corrected them. I was a late night typer last night. Thank you, all of you, so much :) Sticker Trains are fun and I pray to keep them that way for all and as we are able, to back to simpler times, too. I love that we have so many riders now that is just wonderful :) I am not sure other than two trains how to make a big group have a smaller feel to it. I have thought about trying a chain sometime instead of train or even dividing into 3 groups and having them kind of be a collection point for a bigger train but lol none of that sounds too much fun or simple :p

Hug, Amy, you did just fine! :) Both of these two trains will be running during Spring and Easter seasons. So those types of stickers should be easier for all of us to find and I think should be apart of both trains :) April showers bring May flowers definitely works :) Rainbows, weather, of course flowers and new green! I am working on routes so some folks who have not seen the train in a while will be more at the beginning. I am also trying to change up a few passengers from each of the last two trains so we get to travel to different states :)

Any ideas are always welcome! I would appreciate some discussion on other things to try :) Thank all of you already who have shared.

Last Edited on: 3/22/17 12:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 2