Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 9:28 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2014
Last Online: September 26, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm a teacher that lives in a large cultural and historical city, but I've also spent a lot of time in the country. I enjoy having the best of both worlds. I've been an avid letter writer with pen pals for more than 40 years. I enjoy exchanging long, conversational style letters with questions and dialogue and becoming real friends. A long letter to me is about 8+ pages handwritten or 4 pages typed. I also enjoy exchanging cards for the holidays and birthdays.

I like nature photography and traveling the backroads to small towns to see something new, reading and discussing books, movies, 80s music, animals (dogs, foxes, wolves, hawks, owls, llamas), pets (2 rescue dogs) history, science, culture, gardening, mysteries, ghost stories and the unexplained, abandoned places, historical places, natural health, crafting, traveling, walking in the woods, spending time in deserts and the ocean, storms, relaxation, museums, galleries, murals, cafes, iced dirty horchatas, true crime stories and much more. I enjoy staying young and active, visiting places and attending events around my city.

Favorite Books

*Historical Fiction

*General Fiction

*Classics--Jane Austen and more

*Thrillers and Suspense


*Nature and Survival

*Women's Fiction

*True Crime

*Childhood Favorites--Nancy Drew, Trixie Beldon

*Little House Series--Laura Ingalls Wilder

Favorite Goodies


*Note Cards


*Sticker Sheets

*Washi/Deco Tapes

*Map Postcards

*Large Letter/Greetings from Postcards

*Tourist View Postcards


*Letters (Typed or Handwritten)--the longer the better

*Nature Inspired

*Fall Scents









*Ocean Inspired

*Desert Inspired

*Native American


*Dia de los Muertos

*Sugar Skulls

*Frida Kahlo

*Mexican Folk Art


*Rachel Carson

*Anne Frank

*Street Art/Graffiti/Murals

*Handmade Cards

*Unused Forever Postal Stamps

A Little More

If you don't receive something from me in a swap, let me know, and I will be happy to re-send.

I always rate as soon as I receive a swap, so if I haven't rated you, it's because your swap has not arrived.

My main love is letter writing and friendship, and I am open to writing those that are also long letter lovers and share some of my interests. Contact me if interested.


Comment: Thank you, Suzy!
Comment: Thanks for the great black cat card. The leaves are starting to turn here and it is getting down to the 40s at night!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, nice note, and Halloween stickers! 😍
Comment: Beautiful card and I loved the little vintage bonus card!
junemoon rated for One Week - One Letter #3 on Aug 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for such a quick response and for a letter so full of interesting information. I am going to write a PM to explain why I like you letter so much.
Comment: really liked the letter! thank you sooo much! did you do the paper or did it come like that? if you did it ... where did you get it? Thanks for the butterfly and catepillar as well. thanks so much
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and the lovely message included. Thanks for the postcard too! Hope to swap with you again sometime!
kizzlets rated for A Note For You # 55 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter and the postcard!! I certainly miss Hawaii and you're right Hawaii is expensive! That's why I would never live there, only vacation!
mcorbus rated for I β™₯️ Flowers - USA on Jul 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you πŸ˜€
Comment: Thank you for the card! The boookmark and stickers are just sooo cute. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter! I am going to put your letter in the pile to respond too :)
suepier rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute puppy card and stickers.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Valentine and fun stickers.
Mon1496 rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks so much!
flowerais rated for A Holiday Card in the US #3 on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: I loved your card. It was so cute! :-)
fbresnah rated for A Holiday Card in the US #1 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card I hope you have a great Christmas!
Kirkdebb rated for A Holiday Card in the US #2 on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Cute card! A great addition to my card wall!

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

DerpyShy on Mar 29, 2015:

Happy Easter (Easter Deco Swap) image image image

Jannified on Mar 29, 2015:

Greetings from Singapore!

My name is Jan and I am your partner for the "easy comment" swap! I hope you are doing great! I feel like I am writing to you in your "future" here cause well its Monday and I am experiencing the sunny sun shining brightly in the middle of the afternoon here! Haha!

Firstly... WOW! You actually write 6 - 7 pages to your penpal? That is pretty nice! I mean in a "modern" day like this, no one bothers to hand-write letters anymore... let alone greeting cards and even Postcards! I actually find it hard to find touristy PCs from my country but when I do, I'll buy a lot! I love that we can actually interact with someone who has the same interest as us from all around the worrrrld! That is interesting to me! And I am sure for you too! Do you happen to have a penpal from Singapore though? Or somewhere in Asia? Also, if I can ask you... do you meet up with your penpals in person? Just thought I'd ask, cause it seems intriguing.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards, Jan (: (from your "future").

libertylithium on Mar 29, 2015:

"You there! Hey you! I was just wondering.... Did you knowwwwww?...."


Best Easter wishes to you from libertylithium :) Thank you for joining my profile comment swap and I'm sorry that you were flaked on :) I hope this Easter profile comment makes it better! Have a great day :)

jesslynne on Mar 26, 2015:

Hi there! This is for the Easter profile deco Swap. I hope you liked them. :)

Happy Swapping!


RatsAndRags on Mar 26, 2015:

OOPS! Sorry about that last one! I didn't realize how big it would turn out. (I'm still new to this.) Let me try that again.

alexismargo on Mar 19, 2015:

Hi! I really like that you put time and effort into your letters- 8 pages is pretty long. I write really tiny so that would take me forever! You must have some lucky pen pals :)

itsyknits on Mar 18, 2015:

Happy St. Patrick's day!

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