Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 6:34 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: May 4, 2021
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I have a #1 rating for a swap I have sent to Malalysia TWICE and even have a .jpg of the last time I sent it, but my partner won't respond to my messages. How do I get rid of the #1?

I am a 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--nearly 7400 entries.

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 55 years (as of 6/26), our son and his wife, and an obnoxious Chihuahua who has, over the last 10 years or so managed to train us very well. We also have a squirrel named Dexter who lives in our back yard and begs for peanuts every day, and Ned's dog, Bouncer.

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 supported 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, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, This is Us, and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Designated Survivor, Schitt's Creek, Northern Exposure 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.


lrm1980 rated for Virtual Photo Journal (April) on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Great photos! Thanks for sharing a month of your life!
Intrinzica rated for Virtual Photo Journal (April) on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Fun!!thanks for sharing :)
Maddashin rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #2- US Only on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Pretty dog. I have two and live them to pieces Thanks
shanaabird rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #2- US Only on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: I adore the basset postcard! Thank you so so much! :-)
pintis rated for NYUP: PC - back into history on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the PC of the jumping car! I don't think I've seen this either (unless you count watching many episodes of the Dukes of Hazzard).
Comment: Hi, Bev! Nice to meet you! I enjoyed reading your intro letter very much. I hope to have a letter out to you soon :)
Camiliann rated for Black/White Postcard Swap on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: thanks for the vintage B/W postcard
Comment: SF would be a fun place to live/grow up. I have been in the Midwest (Minnesota/Nebraska) my whole life. Love the city postcard!
SharMarie513 rated for I <3 NTP 3 (USA) on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Bev, wow! What a cool postcard, I love it! Yep my squirrels are beggars too lol! That’s really cool that you are a theater critic, and reviewed your first show a year ago around this time! Take care!
Comment: Hi Bev, I haven't seen theatres in Italy firsthand, but I would love to see them some day. I enjoyed learning about Italian architecture when I took classes in art history. Your job sounds so neat! Thank you for the postcard! Hope all is well.
Comment: Hi Bev! Thanks for the nice letter! I will write you back soon! We have a few things in common that I think you will find interesting, but I will leave it for the letter! Jenny
BicycleUkulele rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #4 on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for. your friendly letter, it's exciting to meet new pen friends who live so near. I will be answering soon.
nanadiana rated for Easy Postcard #9 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the yummy postcard and nice message. I love the baking shows and they have inspired my granddaughter to bake also. I hope you get back to theater critiquing soon. Take care and stay safe.
geordiebaker rated for On a Positive Note on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks bev
TabbyJay rated for Oh the Places I Have Been #2 on Feb 27, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard! I've been to Australia three different times - Sydney, Brisbane, Perth. I absolutely LOVED it there. I haven't made it to Europe yet, not mainland China but I have been to Hong Kong more times than I can remember! I love traveling!
Comment: Thank you for the wine dog postcard and sharing the very interesting information about your dogs. One of my cats is very grumpy too!
AriaLee rated for 2021/1 Paqe Letter #3 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much the letter made my day ten times better and put a smile on my face!❤️
mamajoy rated for Theatre AD cards on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Love theater. I love Cleveland's Playhouse Square, Broadway plays done in restored downtown movie theaters. Also, I go to the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the lake every year, (so sad to miss it last year). Hopefully, Canada will let us back in this year. Thanks.
JurassicParkerPage rated for I <3 NTP 2 (USA) on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Love the dino card! thank you!
jules4534 rated for Oh the Places I Have Been #2 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: I’m so envious of your travels! That’s my dream! Thank you for the great pup postcard!

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lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

yvonne401 on Oct 2, 2019:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



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!


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