Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 5:03 pm


Date Joined: April 11, 2011
Last Online: June 23, 2019
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States

About Me

JUNE 2,2019 I was operated on Friday for a bladder tumor, so I will be not doing much in Swap-bot for awhile. I am still trying to catch up on some swaps mainly prizes for people winning bingo games and such. I am really going to cut back on all my swaps, so I will not be doing much swapping. This winter really took a toll on my health. I guess being 76, you start slowing down. It has really been rewarding swapping with everyone of you and I have made some great swapping friends. Everybody take care and stay well.

MAY 13,2019 Forgive me for not getting back sooner. I have not be doing to well. I have undergone a lot of test and will be operated on at the end of this month. Forgive me if I am late in sending. I will try to get all of my late swap done. Sorry and thank you for reading this.

DECEMBER 2018: It has been brought to my attention that cards have been arriving with dates long after I mailed them and wanted to explain what might be happening. In September of this year Hurricane Florence slowly crept through Eastern North Carolina leaving loads of destruction. New Bern, NC, where I live, was devastated. One third of the homes were and still most are uninhabitable. The mail system has not been up to par. Late date mail and late or lost mail is still happening. If you are reading this and you have received a date long after I said I mailed it, please think about this. Our mailman is still living in a motel because he can't move back. He has an 18 month old. I doubt if New Bern will ever be the same. Thank you for reading.

APRIL 11, 2017 I can't believe I have been on swap-bot for 5 years now. I have made some very delightful acquaintances. Thank you everyone.

Updated 6/2/2019 I am the mother of two daughters and one son, grandmother of six granddaughters range in age from 36 to 10, two grandsons ages 25 and 17 and three great-grandson age 10, 7 and 3 years old, and three great-granddaughter ages 9, 7 and 1. My children live in Massachusetts and Texas. As you can see there is a vast difference in the ages of my grandchildren. My daughters were born eleven years apart, the oldest having her children early and my youngest having pursued her career to become a child psychologist had hers later. My son never blessed me with any children. My oldest daughter hated her name because it was so common(Deborah Lynne). She gave her children different names. Are you read for this? Here goes: Ambrosia Angelique, Courteney Sorrell, Brittaney Genevieve, and Fallon Sage. Her son's name is Brentton Edward(not bad). Her daughters followed suit with different names. We have Brindyn, Genevieve, Johnathan, Brinlee, Brody and Bryleigh. My youngest daughter did practically the same thing although she had a unique name(Deanne Regina) Her children's names are Hunter Franklin, Avery Elizabeth and Aubrey Rose.

-I love to do all sorts of things, but my favorite is making fudge at Christmas time to make as gifts. Another favorite is making GLUG at Christmas.

  • Although I do not have any siblings, I have a lot of cousins that are like brothers and sisters to me. I love to do things for other people.

-I fell thirteen years ago on Christmas Eve leaving my youngest daughter's home In Massachusetts and broke my left femur bone completely in half and was operated on Christmas Day,hospitalized for a week and in rehab for over a month. Have not been the same since, so I like to do things that give me pleasure. Long gone are the days of skiing, skating, dancing and all those activities, but I find more hobbies to do and enjoy everyday that is why I joined swap-bot.

If I have not answered some of your questions, please let me know and I will add it to my profile.

Favorite Crafts

-knitting especially sweaters for my grandchildren-recently I have been knitting clothing for American girl dolls for my 13 year old granddaughter and now her 6 year old sister has taken over. Just have gotten word from my 6 year old granddaughter, she has to many clothes and doesn't want anymore. My two oldest great granddaughters have just become thrilled that they are going to be getting the outfits.

-sewing-recently took my sewing machine out of hibernation after 15 years and have started making doll clothes, tote bags and assorted accessories. Had to buy a new one(10/20/2014). The old one finally quit for good. Love the new one. Now I have to get used to all the new things I can do that I couldn't do with my old clunker.

-crocheting all sorts of afghans for my family and if there is a special occasion will do one for it(baby shower or wedding) I do not sell my wears because I don't want to have any time frames for doing these projects.If someone receive one of these I tell them it is a gift of love.

-iris folding Just started doing this and it is allot of fun and I can send personalized cards to all.

Love To Cook

Although I am not a gourmet cook, I love to cook different things. I am proud of my Polish heritage and cook perogis, golumkis, kluskis and kapusta. I believe I am the only one that makes kapusta(cabbage soup) with sardines for Christmas Eve(Wigilia).

All of my family love my homemade horseradish. I make around twenty different kinds of fudge for the Christmas holidays. Everyone loves it and the recipes only take bout 15 minutes each. Forgot to mention GLUG, It is a Swedish liquor made with spices, oranges, raisans, vodka amd wine. Usually make this around Christmas time. My family likes to have some on hand as it makes you sweat and is very good for colds or winter chills.


I am probably one of the very few collectors that have an over 2500 of salt and pepper shakers sets and still buying(my husband says NO). I have them practically in every room, although they are all stored in glass cabinets. My husband says the bathroom is next. My son says it is the only bedroom that he has slept in with salt and pepper shakers-2 huge cabinets in that bedroom. I started collecting in 1961 with my first pair-a cute little male and female cow. As time went by, I got more and more-friends, relatives and my children would buy me them from where ever they went. Then along came Ebay and do I need to tell you what happened? Right, I had access to thousands of them. Please do not send any more of them to me-I really do not have eny place to put them.

  • I also love to collect woman's brooches. I have collected over 1500 of them which I have displayed in shadow boxes in our bedroom.

-Other things I collect:

souvenir spoons from other states and countries

English bone china cups and saucers

chocolate pots

depression blue and cobalt blue glass

cookbooks(love to have more appetizer ones)

cracked glass vases

paper dolls(original books, no cut outs)

Also, I like anything pretty, note paper and pads, things from your country or state that I cannot get here, all sorts of candy especially lollipops(I am still a kid at heart) I am really not a fussy person, I love anything and everything.

My husband says our home looks more like a junk shop than a home. But I love my JUNK as he calls it. He claims that if it doesn't walk I'll buy it. (Maybe that is true. He! He! He!)

Favorite Books

My favorite book of all times is Gone with the Wind. There is a sequel to Gone with the Wind. It is called "Roses" by Leila Meacham. Very good book, think you would enjoy it. I read anything by Danielle Steel and Mary Higgins Clark. I love to read anything-you never know what I am going to pick up next. I just purchased one of those wireless readers that has over 200 books and has the capability of storing hundreds more. That should cut done on my vast collection of books. Don't like the reader, I much rather have the book in my hands. I am a speed reader. June '12- I just started reading books by Nicholas Sparks(he is from New Bern, NC(where I live), our well known writer that has written numerous bestsellers and has movies reproduced from his books). He just might become my favorite author.


-I do not wear jewelry, only wedding ring and a necklace of the birthstones of all my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren(thirteen and counting). Although, I am into making and getting thing for my granddaughters. I was told by them that anything goes. Just started tinkering making jewelry. I'm finding so many different ways to make jewelry.

-do not like spicy foods.

-do not like to watch sports on TV. Although I will watch anything to do with Nascar.

-hate hot dogs

Favorite colors

I like all blue and purple hues. When you get right down to it, I love all colors. I am a clothes freak. I have more clothes then I need. I probably have 3 outfits for everyday of the year. Yes, I am a collector even with clothes. Now that I am living down South I have a tendency to stay away from really dark colors. I also love woman's purses. The bigger, gaudier and colorful is what I love.

Just a few hints-my kitchen is done in a baby pink and sage green, living room has every color of the rainbow, dining room is done in navy and cream, one bathroom is done in rust and sea green, the other is done in beige and teal, master bedroom is done in sage and forest green, guest bedroom #1 is done in baby blue and the other guest bedroom is done in rose and burgundy.


Here are a few of my likes: different kind of writing pens, notecards, address labels, stickers(pretty), postcards of lighthouses,scenery and old houses and barns, tea bags, buttons, ribbons, mystery books, candles, coasters, souvenir spoons, vases, odd little boxes for trinkets, any mice S&P shakers, charms, larger beads, small print fabric for doll clothes, lollipops, licorice,recipes especially dessert and snacks. Would love to have a dotee doll, Nascar-Jeff Gordon. A new thing that I like is gaudy necklaces. I love the unusual. My granddaughter and I have been seeing who can come up with the most eccentric. We also do not spend a lot of monies on them. They are just for fun.


I love lighthouses the most. If you have any, old barns, old houses, covered bridges, pretty scenery, maps, postcard from where you live, send these. In general I love postcards that say where you are from and what goes on in your country, state, city, etc. Getting to have almost 6,000 postcards.

lighthouses, old barns, old houses, maps of states and other countries, pretty scenery, waterfalls, and Amish The list can go on, just send something you think I might enjoy.


HOLDENV84 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my lovely postcard. It is so cold here at the moment. 9C! We went to the zoo yesterday, it was soooooo foggy!
MsBellaDonna rated for Love for Ad cards on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: The jewelry is beautiful and I hope you get the ring for Christmas!
swap4fun rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #2 on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great sealife theme PC! :-)
Eulegirl rated for POSTCARD: Keep Calm... on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I shall do just that!
Vickyen rated for P&M Make a Choice Postcard swap 13 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Shirley! I hope this finds you well! I love the vintage pc and you cannot go wrong with Amish folks! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
squince rated for P&M Random Postcards on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
CHOWEFACE rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Kvwanderlost rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #73 on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Charlie Chapman movie poster PC Shirley :)
MSturgill87 rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you
TexyDeb rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: This postcard is amazing. I fell in love with it. The colors are so perfec! It seems like I could just step into it. thank you
goinjenny rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Poohtat rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We have had a couple days where the temp was 72, but still in 40s at night!
BeHappyToday rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Hehe... love the quirky PC! Thank you Shirley.
KarenFife rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Hi Shirley - thanks so much for the Ohio postcard. This might be my first one! I hope you are feeling better! I will miss swapping with you.
KarenFife rated for Map & Flag PC Sent Naked #3 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: I love the Louisiana map postcard, Shirley! No need to send another. Thank you for a state I did not have.
Comment: Thank you for your card! 😍
kasa rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 3, 2019
mcovey rated for PCEW19 Round 3 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for memorial card !
HelenG6 rated for I Can't Believe It's an Ad Card #9 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your nice card. I had this card before, but sent it off for a swap. Yes, when I visited Paris in 7/10, mostly everyone had no bicycle helmet. In North America, it's different. Enjoy Spring!
satinification rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: HAPPY swapping ;)

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dvmac on Jun 15, 2019:

Hi Shirley I hope your recovery is coming along smoothly and swiftly. Got your May PTG WTA cards today. Thank you!!

susieq11 on May 29, 2019:

Hi Shirley! Thanks a lot for all the postcards for PTG March WTA!! The donkey is precious. Will be thinking of you - all the best in your surgery. ❤️❤️

BlueberryLady on May 22, 2019:

Hugs and Prayers for your upcoming surgery.

iLoveMail on Apr 26, 2019:

Hi Shirley! You gave me my 600th heart ♥️ Profile surprise coming your way!

thelocalman on Apr 3, 2019:

Just received your postcards from the PTG WTA Feb 2019! Thank you so much, I loved your choices ^^

CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Zefaniya on Dec 26, 2018:

Thanks for the Christmas card resend!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

LoveThis on Apr 10, 2018:

my card just comeback home, thankyou very much :)

MuddyPuddle on Mar 29, 2018:

Thanks SO much - received my Postal Museum card back today (Send My PC Back #21)

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