Brenda, it's quite certain that you've never seen a postmark like that. Your Ray may have heard of them but possibly never seen one. It is my own private postmark! It's showing a bit of wear but has been in continuous use since 1986. It's been a standing joke in this city that there are two post offices and two postmasters. But it is correct as my desk is a indeed a private PO. This past Monday morning, I was using a Groundhog Day cancel at the PO but not on any seed requests as it would not have given a very clear impression. You see, I postmark the stamps BEFORE the envelopes are stuffed so that they are still flat. Yes, I am a different old bird, aren't I? :haha:
(Editing some hours later after struggling to connect with this part time forum.)
I see that Janice wanted to be the first killer. Unless you are in Florida, Gulf Coast, or Southern California, don't even think of starting those tomato seeds yet. Maximum 6 weeks before last frost date for the WI55s and one month for the Paquebot Romas. Start them any earlier and their accelerated growth patterns will simply kill them, for lack of sufficient light, or they'll try to grow long and spindly. WI55 is a semi-determinate, Paquebot Roma is a determinate. You can not bury a long stem of either and expect it to grow new roots. That is reserved for the sprawling indeterminates. Ideally, both should be planted in the garden when they have perhaps no more than 4 true leaves and only about 3" tall. You all got that now?