Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2017 7:16 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2008
Last Online: September 19, 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 ~ Wyoming ~ United States

State Flags I HAVE: United States ~ Alabama ~ Arizona ~ Arkansas ~ California ~ Colorado ~ Delaware ~ Florida ~ Georgia ~ Indiana ~ Iowa ~ Kansas ~ Louisiana ~ Michigan ~ Minnesota ~ Mississippi ~ New Mexico ~ New York ~ North Carolina ~ Ohio ~ Oklahoma ~ Oregon ~ Rhode Island ~ South Carolina ~ 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 ~ 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.


wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
pernie123 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #54 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: I love the card. Now, I must look up A.P. Allinson.
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Train Postcard on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Great card! I like black and white cards to.
Comment: Looks beautiful -- I'd love to stay there! Thank you!
Comment: What great cards! Really -- these are all FAB! Thank you!
goinjenny rated for PH: "E" Is For on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful postcards, and the stickers!! My favorite postcard out of the ones you sent is the prairie dog, although I do truly love them all!
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and I'm glad you liked all of the PCs I sent. . . but the prairie dog PC was my favorite also. Hope to see you in future swaps ~~
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: thanks for the cards, my favorite was the waterfalls one!
Response: Thanks so much for your rating and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
simcoe54 rated for My Favorite Colors on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Love the selection of green postcards + the extra royals pc. Thanks again for a great swap.
Response: Thanks so much for your rating. I love lime green and was so pleased I had 3 PCs with the right color green on them. Thanks too for all the great swaps you host -- you are awesome!
Comment: Thank you for the swap :) You chose excellent cards to send!
Response: You are very welcome and thanks for your rating. I'm so pleased you liked the PCs I chose and I hope to see you in future swaps ~~
goinjenny rated for PH: "D" Is For on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome and thanks for rating ~~
jendoggie rated for P&M Make a choice postcard 6 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love all animals, but especially dogs. They are the best.
Response: Thanks so much for your rating. . . and I agree that dogs are the best!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I have never been to Pennsylvania. The closest I have come was NYC.
Response: Thanks for rating and I'm glad you liked the PC. Pennsylvania is a beautiful state and Philadelphia is a wonderful city to visit -- so much history there and so much to see and do.
Comment: Enjoyed the cat facts, especially as I am a cat lover! Thank you for being my partner fro this swap.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the cat facts - I hoped you would. Thank for rating and happy swapping ~
Comment: Excellent choice of postcard for me Gloria I do like it very much thank you. And you kept the theme going with the use of the green pen and the green floral postage stamp, very cool idea :)
Response: I am so happy you liked the PC I chose. . . I was hoping you would! I really couldn't resist with the green ink and the stamp - just fit in so perfectly. Thanks so much for your rating and happy swapping ~~
jendoggie rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Your Ideas #6 on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards. Have a great day.
Response: You are very welcome and thanks so much for your rating. Hope to see you in more swaps in the future ~~
goinjenny rated for P&M larger then 4x6 postcard on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome and thanks for your rating. Hope you're doing great ~~
Comment: Thank you for great cards!
Response: You are very welcome and thanks for your rating. Happy swapping ~~
Highlander18 rated for P&M Send Four Postcards on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Wow!! Over 125 Mount Rushmore cards here and you send a new one. You are a amazing! Great cards thank you very very much. Thank you for joining the swap.
Response: Wow, that's quite a collection of Mount Rushmore PCs and I am so glad I could add a new one!! I lived in Rapid City when I was growing up and my mom's family is still there so I've been to Mount Rushmore many, many times and always enjoyed it so much. Thanks for your rating and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much. I love all of the cards!
Response: Thank you so much for your rating and I am so pleased you loved the PCs I sent. Hope to see you in future swaps ~~

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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 :)

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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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