Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2019 1:17 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: September 21, 2019
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Sedentary type (because I am large sized!), who is a TV addict and avid reader. I love writing, internet, movies. Love writing letters. Have kept a daily blog since 2000, with mirror entries on Blogspot since 2007.

Raised 5 children and have two granddaughters, born in 2008 and 2011. I sponsor several children around the world with Compassion International

Live with husband of 54 years (as of 6/19) and an obnoxious Chihuahua who has, over the last 8 years or so managed to train us very well.

Walt saved for travel in our retirement and we have traveled a bit in the last few years. England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Russia, China, Istanbul, a cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, and Ukraine--good thing we went when we did because it may be awhile before that becomes a tourist destination again! I spent six wonderful weeks in Australia in 2003. I will never make my dream trip, now -- a photo safari in Africa. My body couldn't handle it any more.

Love seeing new places and meeting new people! I am pro-choice and support Marriage Equality, but have a good friend who is vehemently opposed to both and we are still friends, so I am polite to those with whom I disagree. Just don't try to convert me...and I won't try to convert you.

Favorite Books

  • "East of Eden" (and all Steinbeck)
  • "Prince of Tides" (Pat Conroy)
  • "The Mother Tongue" (Bill Bryson)

  • Any Michael Connelly, Tess Gerritsen, Harlan Coben, Vince Flynn, Patricia Cornwell (when she was good), David Baldacci, James Patterson (before he became a book-writing factory and the quality dipped way down)

  • Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series

  • I like biographies and autobiographies and really any good story.

Favorite Television

Outlander, Stephen Colbert, Jeopardy, NCIS (and LA), Criminal Minds, Young Sheldon, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Call the Midwife, Designated Survivor, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, This is Us, Rizzoli & Isles and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (though Trevor Noah is growing on me), Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Breaking Bad, Northern Exposure, Picket Fences and so many others.

Postcards I like

  • Animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants, whales.
  • Inge Look
  • Babies (human or animal)
  • Australian scenes
  • African scenes
  • Russia scenes
  • China Scenes
  • Van Gogh
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Smiley faces
  • Ocean scenes
  • Judy Garland
  • Anything showing books, writing, or typewriters
  • Theaters (inside or out)
  • Anything that makes you go "awww"
  • funny cards
  • "message" cards

Things I Love

  • The color red
  • Irish and Scottish things
  • All animals, especially dogs, horses, elephants and whales
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Washi tape
  • Rubber stamps on wood blocks
  • Stamp pads
  • Rainbows
  • Vintage music & movies (40s and 50s)
  • Show music
  • World music
  • Stickers, any kind
  • Peanuts stuff (love Snoopy)
  • Muppets stuff
  • books
  • audio books
  • strawberries (the fruit, the scent, the color)
  • I'm addicted to juice oranges and mandarins

Things I'm not so fond of

  • tea (it's ok, but not a favorite)
  • licorice
  • dark chocolate
  • Anything Goth
  • Religious stuff
  • Violence of any kind
  • tattoos
  • jewelry (I wear very little)
  • make-up (I don't wear it)
  • the color orange (I don't wear it)
  • Heavy metal
  • Prejudice of any kind, particularly homophobia
  • Cruelty to any animals
  • Donald Trump

Favorite Foods

Because my latest swap includes food, recipes, etc, here is a list of some of my favorite foods

  • milk chocolate
  • pastries
  • Dungeness crab
  • Mexican food
  • Chinese food
  • fruits (especially strawberries, pineapple, bananas, fresh oranges)
  • artichokes
  • avocados
  • popcorn
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts & Toasted almonds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Peet's French Roast Coffee

Did you not receive my swap?

A beautiful comment borrowed from ( Kvwanderlost ) , which I am adding after a particularly nasty comment I received:

I am in Swap-Bot to have fun as I believe the majority of all you wonderful nice people are! So please don't write to me with attitude if I missed something or forgot something or overlooked something. I am very happy to make something up to you if I messed up but could you please be nice about it? Also if you didn't receive my swap could you please send me a message first instead of throwing out a 1? I always send my swaps and if you didn't receive it most likely it has been lost by the post office and I will always send a replacement if you will just let me know. Just send me a nice private message and it's done! Let's have fun folks, this isn't a place for powertrips or freakouts about something that is supposed to be a fun hobby.

Also, before getting angry about something sent "3 hours late," consider that there are personal things going on in other people's lives, and cut them a little slack.


pernie123 rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for interesting card and pretty old stamps.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Congrats to your mother on her 100th birthday! How wonderful! Thanks for a great postcard + stamp!
young46356 rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks, yes, my daughter still rides horses, getting pretty good. Rich
SilverD rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #4 USA on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: I love the mailboxes also. Great stamps! I haven't seen most of them. Daniel Boone is my favorite.The pc didn't get cancelled which is awesome.
AmyMarie rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #4 USA on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: I received the postcard. In my profile I do say I like Maxicards and then describe what it is (FYI...a maxicard is a maximized postcard where the postcard image and postage stamp and cancellation stamp all match and are the same or similar images - it is NOT a huge postcard). The postcard you sent is definitely unusual.
Response: Sorry. I misunderstood. I thought a Maxicard was just an oversized PC.
Comment: Thank for resending
happymailfromTN rated for Just Randomness on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Absolutely loved the peacock card with envelope, i sent it to my grandmother the next day! Thank you! And your little business card for swap bot, nice touch!
kelsiede rated for Junk Journal Swap on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for a pretty k postcards. Love your classroom answer. Wish I had thought of that!
myancey rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #3 USA on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Bev thanks. I love that you’ve been married for over 50 years. Congrats. And kudos to your mom for making it to 💯! I love the little boy in the front of card he looks like Dennis the Menace from the b & w episodes and the look in his eye is priceless. I love it!
Comment: Hay there Bev! I dont think I"ve ever rcvd a Wanderlust postcard before. Thank you so much! LOve those stamps too! Thank you!!!
heyjoanahey rated for Snail Mail on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely letter 💛
Mamamoose rated for FPRU: Music Themed Free-Ad Card on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard!
HappyMom rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - I - US ONLY on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the chuckle - Love the graphic and your answers!
AlexandriaV rated for Snail Mail on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Hi Bev! Loved your letter! There is so much I want to write in my response, but I have struggled to find time to respond! It is on my to-dos every day and I hope to have it done by Friday!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for July 2019 Journal Swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed "meeting" you at the mailbox. Thanks for the lovely journal swap.
Response: thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
SatisHuman rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #8 ☆ on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Strawphilactic - it is funny that you mention that because I have a friend who has a phobia of that little piece of paper. He choked on it once and now he has to blow through the straw every time he gets one when he orders a drink.
FurPotato rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #8 ☆ on Aug 12, 2019
sadiebaber rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #9 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your email! I really enjoyed reading your answers. (I think you sent me an email meant for somebody else? I will reply to that email so you can see and hopefully send it to the right person!)
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!

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stiffneck78 on May 8, 2019:

Profile check! Enjoy your day.

kpfree on Mar 7, 2019:

Hi Bev! This is Kyra and your penpal for the January February March Penpal swap. Your letter is going out today! Ive enjoyed tremendously our correspondence. I am sending you a belated birthday wish and to many more wonderful experiences in your life! Bye for now! Kyra

kpfree on Jan 15, 2019:

Hi Bev! Kyra here and your penpal for the Jan-Feb-Mar 2019 letter swap arrived today. Thank you for the 2 interesting postcards you included. THe egghead postcard up close was very interesting! Enjoyed very much a bit about who you are and your likes and dislikes as well as how things are for you right now! Awesome! Will be writing back and chatting with you. Will write something this week for you and mail it out. If you want you can read my profile to get a small snapshot of my beingness in the world. It was fun to connect with you! Enjoyed seeing the washi coffee or tea cups tape across the back flap of the envie!

tamtamlee on Jan 4, 2019:

Happy New Year Bev!

January Letter went out today for the "January, February, March 2019 Letters"

FiveAcres on Nov 20, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving

grammypammy on Mar 6, 2018:

jukejan on Feb 19, 2018:

Happy Birthday to you!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 5, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

HappyMom on May 4, 2017:


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