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Date Joined: January 20, 2012
Last Online: January 23, 2017
Birthday: February 23, 1954
Country: United States

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Here is the link for the book I wrote: Seventy Times Seven

And here is the link for my group if you're interested:


Sometimes, it's comforting to mingle with others who have suffered the same sorrows as you have. Who else could understand how it feels? If you are in a relationship that is violent or abusive, or if you were raised in a home where violence was the norm, come and join us in The Walled Garden. The atmosphere is supportive and non-judgemental. I frequently add information that would be helpful if you are actively seeking an escape. We won't be swapping, but happy mail is always encouraged♥

Hello, it's me!

Here is who I am, all in living color! Pinterest I'd have put it at the top where it belongs, but it won't post up there!

I'm a 62-year-old Christian woman, love country living, and I'm a hard-core bookworm! I collect antique books (esp old Bibles). My oldest Bible was printed in 1883.

I love old things, and still have my old stamp collection that Dad helped me start when I was a kid.

I can't sing worth a nickle, but I love music.

I like to feed the birds and wildlife around our home.

We have a beautiful black Labrador who is too smart for his (our!) own good!

I've been married to my sweetheart for 5+ years. We had both lost our previous spouses to death. We enjoy traveling, and have cruised to The Bahamas, Mexico, and have gone to Hawaii several times. Hawaii is always nice:)

I like good clean jokes, meeting new people, vintage cars, snow, the beach, and chocolate.

I've recently discovered that I love sea salt and caramel!

My favorite color is purple, but I also like pink, green, red...really, anything but orange and brown.

Things I dislike are anything to do with horoscopes, homosexuality, the devil, skulls, death, psychic stuff, Halloween.

I'll never join any swaps for lotions, bubble bath and the like, because I'm very allergic to all of it.

What is the appeal of kale? I see so many articles about how great kale is. Kale is nasty!

Favorite Music

Adele, Susan Boyle, Jackie Evancho, 50's hits Phillip Phillips--I could listen to his song "Home" all day long! I also like The Righteous Brothers, Patsy Cline, Henry Mancini, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams SR, not JR! Randy Travis, awesome singer.

When I was 15, I had plans to marry Neil Diamond, but he never asked! Shy, I guess.

I like the sound of Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons, Train.

If you want to hear an incredible version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, look up Etta James and get her to sing it for you. Guaranteed to thrill your soul♥

Favorite Television

Love all the old Murder, She Wrote shows, as well as McGyver. Enjoy the X Factor and American Idol. That's about it for TV. I'm not much of a TV watcher. Well, also love all of the old MASH shows! They were great! In the Heat of the Night was really good, too.

Favorite Books

I'll buy anything by Debbie Macomber; she is a consistently fabulous writer! I like all the Sue Grafton mysteries. In fact, I have every one that she's written! I've recently got hooked on the Spencer Quinn mysteries. They're written from the perspective of the dog, and they are really, really good! Francine Rivers is an excellent author. I also like Max Lucado, Robin McGraw

Two books that I have read multiple times, and loved them each time, are A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Celia Garth.

I love words!

Words fascinate me! I will play any word game that you can come up with! I'll even play Scrabble with myself. I am also a published writer. I belong to WordWeavers Portland East Writing group.

My writer's facebook page:

facebook (don't be confused; Terese is my real name! Most of you know me as Tere.)

About Me

Here are some of the things that I love:

Old letters from estate sales, old written postcards, stamps, old books, especially old Bibles. Vintage magazines. If it is old and smelly, I'll love it, lol! Just don't send me your great-uncle Jack!

blank card stock in neutral colors

1/4" double sided tape♥


BeckyG56 rated for CF: Names of God-Jesus postcard on Jan 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful card! Thank you so much. That's hang on the refrigerator worthy! Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: Thanks so much, Becky! I'm in for the next one♥
AynE rated for 2016 End of Year Creativity Survey on Jan 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the honest and encouraging evaluation of your past year. Congratulations on the book, I am praying that this is my year.
Response: Thank you♥
judgedbyabookscover rated for All the Words on Dec 29, 2016
Comment: Lovely poem! Thanks for a sending a great envie! I appreciate the ATC sleeves too I was running really low so you saved my bacon : )
Response: Thank you so much for the 5 and the ♥! That poem wrote itself, I just stuck it to the envie, lol!
HippieChick rated for 2017 Inspiration Journal on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful little notebook! I love it and the quote! I will be popping it into my pens bag in my purse for all my wonderful note-taking. :)
Response: Thank you, I'm really glad you like it! Thank you for the great rating. I hope you're staying warm up there!
lagemaz rated for 2016 Holiday Recipe Booklet on Nov 26, 2016
Comment: Beautifully done! ♥
Response: Thank you, Marie!
clutterfree rated for CF - Give Thanks on Nov 21, 2016
Comment: Tere...what a beautiful message in your card and I was so encouraged by your note...we are truly blessed by an amazing, LOVING God through relationship!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Jerry and may your blessings abound through the holidays! Hugs and prayers my friend, Charlene
Response: Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dale, too. I'm glad you liked the card! Thank you for such a great rating. You're right, we have so much to be thankful for, we'd need way more than one card, wouldn't we?
HeideC rated for Blast From the Past/PC Selfies on Nov 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I, too, was born with "my nose in a book." I got to where I could iron with a book open in front of me! Or is that showing my age? Now I just wash dishes with a Kindle besides the sink....
Response: Thank you for the 5 and ♥! I am too clumsy to read and iron at the same time, lol!
Comment: thanks for the swap! I love that you were promoting a book, but it should have been your book! :D Congrats and thanks for the swap.
Response: Thanks for the great rating, Sherry!
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Scripture PC - Hope on Nov 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful scripture filled card.
Response: Thank you for such a nice rating, Becky. Hugs from Oregon♥
GrannysNamesake rated for CF - Autumn/Fall Hello on Oct 21, 2016
Comment: Hi, Your simple autumn leaf card is probably one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I love it. Two pretty leaves surrounded by an autumn colored border, beautiful. We don't have autumn colors or snow, but we get plenty of ice and sleet. Today it still is summer, tomorrow will be fall. Today I still am barefoot, and, Oh, how I love it all. Blessings, Doskie
Response: Thank you, Doskie, for such kind comments and the super rating!
Comment: <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Thank You SO much Tere!! I loved everything that you included!
Response: I'm so glad you like it, Karen. Thank you for the 5 and the ♥. Hug from Oregon!
jeepermom rated for Find the PostCard - Lighthouse on Oct 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card. It is interesting how different the Oregon lighthouses look than the Florida/Georgia lighthouses I am used to seeing. They appear to be shorter and attached to a buiding LOL
Response: Thank you for such a great rating! Maybe different weather is responsible for the varying architecture?
ladyb0369 rated for CF - Big Group Hug! on Oct 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the goodies.
KatlynAva rated for Nature Postcard on Sep 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks for sending. I probably should have specified in the swap it was supposed to be a nature scene and not an animal, but I will do that the next round.
Response: I'm sorry you aren't entirely happy with the card. The scene was a bull bison walking along a river. I'm not sure how that is not a nature scene, but a postcard is not worth quarreling about. Thank you for the 5. Happy swapping!
Comment: Whoa, what a nice clutch you sewed! Love the lace trim...thank you! Thanks for the sweet note & beach cards too...hope you had a great time!
Response: Thank you, Kathy! I'm glad you like it. Yes, we had a great time at the coast.
HippieChick rated for Autumn Leaf PC on Sep 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PC. :) Thank you also for hosting this. I am fortunate this Autumn to have a fabulous view of the changing colours from my work table. :)
Comment: Thank you, dear Tere, for the lovely swap! I love everything! Your letter with the wonderful poem about Autumn, the postcards from your state, and the beautiful notecards you made with your photos! And to top it all off, I love the cloth kit/book to hold everything (including pen, tea and stamps)! You are amazingly talented and I would love to read your book. I edited four that my Father wrote and I know it is a painstaking, but rewarding process. You will be so happy when it comes out! Thanks again for every single thing you sent. It's wonderful!
Response: I'm so glad you like the goodies I sent, Beth. Thank you for such lovely compliments, and for the heart.
SuMay rated for Poetry on a Postcard - Autumn on Sep 21, 2016
Comment: Happy autumn to you, too, Tere! Thank you for Lady Autumn.
Response: Thank you♥
Comment: Truly one of my all-time favorite PCs, Tere! I'll treasure it in my collection and remember the cute quote too. Many hearts and hugs coming now....jinanne
Response: Oh, thank you, Jinanne! I'm a bit obsessive about my old letters and old books, lol! I'm really glad you like it. Thanks for the great rating and sweet comments♥
Comment: Tere, I L-O-V-E the quote! Excellent idea for the cover, too.
Response: Thank you, Monique, and thanks for the great rating, too♥

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LahDeeDah on Dec 31, 2016:

happymama on Dec 25, 2016:

Hi Tere...I"m BACK!!! ♥

starhiker on Dec 24, 2016:

Seasons Greetings have a joyous season!

LahDeeDah on Dec 22, 2016:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Dec 18, 2016:

Merry Christmas!!!

lorettadog on Dec 16, 2016:

Thanks - I hope your holidays are great! :o)


Paige1900 on Dec 16, 2016:

Whippet on Dec 13, 2016:

Hello Tere and thank you for the Christmas card you sent to me! Putting into the mail this week a special Christmas card for you (RAK not a swap.) Happy Holidays! - Kathy

susieq40 on Dec 11, 2016:

Thank you for the Christmas card...Miss talking to you. Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

starhiker on Dec 6, 2016:

So sweet of you to remember me with a card Thanks Tere!

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