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Date Joined: December 31, 2008
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Birthday: November 29
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a retiree who doesn't miss going to work at all and now spend my days doing the things I never had time to do when I was working!!! I have one son who lives in Maine but no grandchildren. My companion is a 9 year old black-and-tan pomeranian that is a real joy for me ~ she definitely has her own personality and is so cute and funny and always brings a smile to my face :-)

HEALTH ISSUES: In case you don't hear from me or if I've failed to send my swap and you've tried to contact me and I haven't responded, I may be in the hospital with no access to a computer. I have severe COPD and have been hospitalized 6 times over the past 8 years for pneumonia and respiratory failure (once for 6 weeks) so there is always that little nuisance in my life that may spring up. I will, however, contact you as soon as I am back home and give you a firm date for when I will send out your swap. . . I definitely won't flake on you!!


I have collected Peter Pan things since I was a little girl. I do NOT collect Tinkerbell - although Tinkerbell is a part of the Peter Pan story, I was never drawn to her but rather was drawn to Peter Pan --- to fly, have adventures, and just have fun in life!

Favorite Music

I'm pretty much a country gal and like all of the country singers, but also enjoy classical, pop, rock, and music from the 60s.

Favorite Books

I am an avid reader and average 3-4 books a week - reading has been my friend since I was a little girl and I read every spare moment I have to late into the night. Favorite authors include Faye Kellerman, Chevy Stevens, Elin Hildebrand, Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts, Wendy Wax, David Bell, John Sandford, and Harlan Coben to name a few, and I'm always looking for new authors. I enjoy going to bookstores or perusing Amazon and finding books by new authors.

Favorite Movies

Enjoy good comedies, dramas and thrillers. . . favs include My Cousin Vinny, Best in Show, On Golden Pond, The Big Lebowski, Lonesome Dove, Pieces of April, 12 Angry Men.

Favorite Television

I can watch any Law & Order regardless of how old they are. I also enjoy Blue Bloods, Amazing Race, Survivor, Rizzoli & Isles (will hate for it to end this season), Major Crimes and Married at First Sight. I also enjoy cooking competition shows like Hell's Kitchen, Baking Championships, Cupcake Wars, Master Chef (adults and the kids), Cooks or Cons, etc.


I love all PCs and really have no preferences although I do have some collections (see below). I do enjoy non-touristy PCs, unusual tourist attractions, animals other than the norm (think hedgehogs, squirrels, hamsters, etc), skylines, birds, famous people, interesting architecture, old buildings, art (in particular work by Edward Hopper). I have no problem with nudity in good taste.

Dislikes: Kawaii, sci-fi, teddy bears, cutesy or gory PCs.

I HAVE all of the State Mapcards and State Capitols so now am working on my collection of State Birds (state and bird only) and State Flowers (state and flower only) and State Flags (Flag only or with the State seal) ~ see my lists below.

State Mapcards: At last, I have all of them!!!

State Capitols: I have them all!!!

State Birds I NEED: Alabama ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Connecticut ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Louisiana ~ Maryland ~ Massachusetts ~ Nevada ~ New Hampshire ~ New Jersey ~ Oregon ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ Tennessee ~ Texas ~ Vermont ~ Wyoming

State Flowers I NEED: Arkansas ~ Connecticut ~ Delaware ~ Maine ~ Massachusetts ~ Missouri ~ Nevada ~ New Hampshire ~ Oklahoma ~ Ohio ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ Tennessee ~ Utah ~ Vermont ~ Wisconsin ~

State Flags I HAVE: United States ~ Alabama ~ Arizona ~ Arkansas ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Hawaii ~ Illinois ~ Indiana ~ Iowa ~ Kansas ~ Kentucky ~ Louisiana ~ Maine ~ Maryland ~ Michigan ~ Minnesota ~ Mississippi ~ New Mexico ~ New York ~ Nevada ~ North Carolina ~ North Dakota ~ Ohio ~ Oklahoma ~ Oregon ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ South Dakota ~ Tennessee ~ Texas ~ Utah ~ Virginia ~ Washington ~ West Virginia ~ Wisconsin ~ Wyoming

State License Plates I HAVE: United States License mapcard ~ Arizona ~ California ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Hawaii ~ Kentucky ~ Maryland ~ Michigan ~ Minnesota ~ North Carolina ~ Ohio~ Oklahoma ~ Texas ~ Utah ~ Wisconsin

I must admit I love receiving postcards regardless of the type ~ I find them so interesting for various reasons and have never been disappointed in any postcard I've received!

Favorite Colors

I don't really have a favorite color --- they're all pretty for different reasons. . .that's my problem with colors -- I like them all!!!

Ratings & Extras

I try to be fair with my ratings and recognize that not everyone has the same abilities, style, or likes/dislikes. I give hearts for high quality work, using new or different techniques and when it is obvious that a person has put thought and effort into what they have sent ~~ I do not give hearts for poor quality work or because extras are included. Although it is a nice thought and gesture, I do not need any extras as I have so much of everything that I will never use it all! I may or may not put extras in with what I send ~ I expect to be rated on my work, not any extras I may include.


squince rated for P&M any postcard swap 3 on Jan 9, 2018
Comment: Never received -- message went unread :(
Comment: 12/26: Not sure what is going on here -- sender hasn't been on SB for more than a month. Other swappers have suggested she might be ill. I sent a message on 12/12 but never got a response. More than happy to rerate if I hear from sender or receive something.
Comment: thank you
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: "M" Is For on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great cards
anotherfairytale rated for PH: What Is Series...Small on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great pcs. I really love the Peter Pan card. Where on earth did you get Peter Pan? Its very cute
Comment: Gloria, Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards and I appreciate greatly that you chose from my favourites. They are delightful. Jenny.
TwinMom rated for Tourist Postcards in an Envelope #3 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome touristy postcards and the extra! I like them all very much!
simcoe54 rated for Clean Out The Stash - 2 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thanks for another great postcard swap.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #4U on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Luv the postcards - everything I like. Thank you!!!!
goinjenny rated for PTG: Country Scavenger Hunt on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
Comment: Loved the cards! My grandson will get a kick out of the bacon one, If he could he would live on the stuff. My fave was the extra card of the cat. Thank you so much!!!
widelo123 rated for Mix It Up! #5 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Gloria, thank you for the great assortment of postcards. Always great swapping with you. Shirley
Lonestarchild rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #4 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Great cards -- love the little girl with the kite! thank you!
Comment: I love baseball stadiums, thank you! Disney and a ballgame sounds so amazing!! Good memories I'm sure!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!! xoxo (and a baseball stamp!!!!!)
goinjenny rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #5 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the extra
Comment: Thank you for the resend.. I really appreciate it! I loved all the postcards..
minniepic rated for NYUP: 4 pcs in an envelope #3 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks so very much for the nice postcards:)
simcoe54 rated for PH: What Is Series...BIG on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Luv your "Big" choices. Thanks again.
Akanksha23 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #9 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of postcards. I loved them all!
Comment: Gloria, thank you for the great postcards. Shirley

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AmookIslandCreations on Aug 9, 2017:

Nope, No squirrels for us prior to this year. There are lemmings on the island however. We also had black squirrels in Sparta, WI. They would do high wire acts on the electric wires that criss--crossed the city streets at that time. Quite the distraction, if you were driving! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

Fenix825 on Aug 6, 2017:

Thank you SO much for sending me the double sided tape! I can't wait to use it on my handmade envelopes!! It's perfect!

yvonne401 on May 12, 2017:



Drachenfrau on May 10, 2017:

Thanks bunches for the great postcards and wonderful postage stamps on the envelope, Gloria!


(Postcard trading group WTA April 2017)

denimblu14 on Apr 20, 2017:

Thank you very much Gloria for the lovely message re the PTG WTA. I am happy to hear that you liked all of the postcards I sent out to you :)

CindyST on Mar 14, 2017:

Thank you so much for adding to my city names postcards collection for the PTG WTA for Feb.

user6937 on Feb 16, 2017:

Gloria, I was so hoping your envelope WAS the first one, but how nice that this one came so quickly. I LOVE the efteling one! I actually think I've been there. As an Air Force brat, we lived in Germany and I remember going to a wonderful place in Holland where Sleeping Beauty really breathed! This would have been in 1964 or so; we were very impressed :)

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2016:

goinjenny on Dec 1, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

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