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Date Joined: April 27, 2015
Last Online: June 22, 2017
Birthday: October 6, 1945
Country: Canada
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About Me

I am a collector of "treasures" altho I am running out of space for everything. I collect cookbooks, recipes, postcards, stamps, books. I love to read and like westerns, novels, mysteries, travel books, biographies, photo books, actually anything that catches my eye. I love to travel, go on road trips, take photos. I like good food, smokey scotch and a crisp glass of wine. I enjoy cooking but lately we seem to be eating out more than is good for us.

I am married to Dick for 44 years this fall. We have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. Our son Sean lives with us and Danielle and Logan (GK) live with us every other week.

I am a cat person but our cat died of old age and we haven't replaced her. Sean came with a hound called Charlie so it will be awhile before we get a cat. I also like horses but living in the city makes it much too expensive to own one.

I watch a lo tof TV - NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS NO, Blue Bloods, Hawaii 50, Most of the British Shows, Downton Abby, Poriot, Midsommer Murders, DWTS to name a few.

I enjoy music and like music from the 40's, 50's and 60's. I like some CW. I really like John Foggarty. Music from the old musicals, big band, some jazz and easy listening music.

I am working on mastering Housework 101 but it seems to be an uphill battle for me. One of these days I will get the hang of it.

Favorite Crafts

I had hoped to take up some crafty things once I retired but have only gotten as far as a collection of books and magazines on cross stitch, quilting and other various crafts. I hope to start sewing again this winter. Dick is a carpenter and a wood turner and Erynn, our daughter, is a fiber artist and she spins, knits, crochets, etc. Sean is a carpenter but has switched to Care Aide and works in a Seniors Home. Danielle is taking art lessons and Logan likes Leggo and building things. I can get pleasure out of seeing what others do.


I have been collecting postcards off and on for about 50 years. My project for this coming winter is to get them all sorted and put into albums. I prefer the 4 X 6 cards but am always pleased with whatever anyone sends. I will do private swaps if anyone wishes. Some of my Favorites are:

Animals, birds, scenery, mountains, water falls, old buildings or houses, Famous buildings, cemeteries, statues, aerial views of cities, farmland, etc., city views, cats, horses, cards with city name on front

Pen Pals

If anyone is interested I would be open to more pen pals. Preferably women over 50. I am in the process of sorting my letters and catching up with the other pen pals I have.

About Me


Christmas came on me too fast and I didn't get as much done as I wanted to. But there's always next year and New Years Resolutions.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings only the best to you, my fellow swappers.

We had a good day today with siblings, children and grandchildren. The weather wasn't too cold and there was a bit of snow for the kids to play in.

Mom, who is 95, had a good day until the late afternoon when she started having chest pains. We had the ambulance come and they've taken her into the hospital and are keeping her overnight to check on a few things. She was at the Doctors on Friday about her sore hip and he said she was "Good to Go" so I think maybe she overdid it a little today. Anyway, it looks like a few more Doctor visits she will need to be taken to. I might have to cut back a little on my swaps but I will keep on checking in.

Take care and happy swapping.


Just to let everyone know that the #1 rating I have received is being resolved. At least I hope so. I had to re-send and I didn't get it done right away - got shanghied by life. Anyway things are a little better and I have re-sent the swap so I am hoping I've done everything correctly this time. I try to rate as soon as I get my swaps but occassionally I miss one. I am setting up a new system to keep track of my mail so this shouldn't be a problem in the future. Thanks everyone for the wonderful swaps I've received. I hope mine have lived up to your expectations. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year and happy swapping.

About Me


I've written a few notes to my partners but I am now really behind - haven't been on the computer for awhile - Fibro hit me a whack and unable to do anything. I am finally back to doing a couple of things today and will start on my swaps later tonight or tomorrow. It's been a rought couple of weeks and I've felt bad about being late but couldn't do anything else. I am off to see what I can do.


kitsune rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Aug 17, 2017
Comment: Unfortunately never got anything from you.
zilliah rated for Say hello to another Canadian! on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I never got anything :(
Lookitskoti rated for Let's share happiness swap on Aug 12, 2017
PumpkinCat rated for Where You Live (PC) - June 2017 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Never got anything
whitetigercg rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Been a long time already and had never receieve noting
Endomame rated for Where You Live (PC) - June 2017 on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: I don't receive the postcard from you yet. I am sad.
Comment: I have not received anything yet and it is not even marked as sent. I doubt that there will be a letter. 😔
WLB rated for Happy Mail *NEWBIE FRIENDLY* on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: You are listed as have not sent as of July 15th.
Comment: I have not received anything, have not had any communication and the swap has not been marked as sent.
Comment: I've not yet received a letter and this swap was not marked as sent.
piratejimbob87 rated for Randon PC International #3 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Never received anything, no communication, not marked sent, no response to PM sent or profile comment. Will change if something arrives.
Comment: 6/16/17: Very sorry to rate a 3. You sent cards, but they were touristy cards (Montana) and this swap was specifically for non-touristy cards. I messaged you on 6/8 but it looks like you haven't been on SB since early June.
irishconnie rated for Let's share happiness swap on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Ty so much for the lovey parcel, I love getting happy mail ty ty ty xx
Comment: Hi Chris, Thanks again for the great postcards you sent for NPCW. Be the sunshine, not the rain, Demaris
circlebfarms10 rated for Easy Postcard Swap for All #1 on Jun 13, 2017
Comment: thank you for the great post card. happy swapping
PostcardAl rated for Animal PC Swap on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Hello Chris -- thanks for the beaver card. I hike a lot and rarely see beavers, but I see plenty of chewed up trees and the occasional dam. Love the stamps of the insects! Best, al
Comment: Hi Chris, Thank you for the fun postcards you sent. It is amazing how quickly children grow. Love the postcard of your grandson. Be the sunshine, not the rain! Demaris
Comment: Thank you for my first birthday card of the year! I enjoyed your letter, small world, having visited Lake Elsinore before.
Kyari rated for 3 touristy poscards to 2 partners #14 on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much!
aruiteru rated for Animal PC Swap on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card ☺

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EmilyT on Jul 7, 2017:

Please stop signing up for new swaps when you have so many overdue that you haven't sent. Of the 18 you're signed up for, as of July 8th, I believe two are due today and 15 are overdue. Plus now you're up to 3 ones....

I'm sorry, I was willing to give you another chance but now this situation is worse. I can not let you into the cross stitch group nor in postcard swaps.

I do hope you get caught up and fulfill your obligations but I cannot swap with you in the future.

piratejimbob87 on Jun 30, 2017:

Random PC International #3, due 19/6/17. Hi you still haven't marked this as sent, nor have I received anything yet.

EmilyT on May 20, 2017:

When your two 1's become 3's then I can accept you into BCS group. Please pm the partners directly to get addresses if needed. They are both currently active on swap bot. I did angel the art pc, but if you also pm dada and send maybe she'll change rating to a 3.

Crispycritter on Apr 21, 2016:

Hello To All

My apologies to those whose swaps I was late in sending. At Christmas I picked up a virus and it has hung on until now - April. Doctors told me I would have to ride it out. I tried to let as many people know as I could that I would be late but just couldn't get it all done. Have never felt this unable to do anything before. Sorry for any messages I missed. I believe I have replied to all. Also, all my swaps have been mailed and I'm working on getting my mail read and rated. I just realized that I could have let the Swap Master know I was going to be late but the brain never even thought of that. Chris crispycritter

anrtist on Apr 6, 2016:

WHY ARE YOU SO LATE on so many swaps on your dash? 3 are swaps from one of my groups... DID you let everyone know you were not sending those FEB SWAPS????

lou on Mar 29, 2016:

Please read your messages, you haven't sent WIYM group swaps.

Verdigris on Jan 4, 2016:

Hi Chris! Hope your New Year is amazing! <3

dvmac on Dec 20, 2015:

Read My Profile and Leave a Nice Comment swap

Hi Chris

I remember you from a swap we did before. I sent you some postcards.

Congratulations on your long-lasting marriage. My wife and I are close behind you. We will reach the 40 year mar in June.

I like your comment about housework. Maybe you should just give up and turn it over to Dick.

Are you having any luck organizing your pcs?

We'eve enjoyed a very mild winter so far here in Minnesota. I hope you are too.

Happy swapping and Merry Christmas!

Dave - dvmac

StagKing on Dec 19, 2015:

Hello hello Chris (love the SB ID)! I know how you feel about getting into more crafty things, I have a large collection of supplies, but no time at the moment! I also like to collect things from all over and living in a small apartment is doing me any favors. :) You have such a informative yet succinct profile which gives off this wonderful vibe about you. I hope you and your family are doing well as winter sets in, personally I'm looking forward to some snow! I hope you are having a lovely weekend and have been having a fantastic holiday season! Best, Megan - StagKing - Read My Profile and Leave a Nice Comment swap

Sherry71 on Dec 1, 2015:

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