Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2018 12:50 pm


Date Joined: February 19, 2013
Last Online: September 24, 2018

Country: United States

About Me


Note address change in 12/2016 look for Manchester TN and zip code 37355 on group address lists if we are in groups together.

Angelgram is a tribute a relative who was so special to me.

I have a childlike excitement about getting mail. My tiny hometown had an exchange visit with a group of young ladies from Japan when I was a tween. I became friends with one visitor. That resulted in several years of letters, gifts and craft exchanges.

From that experience I know the joy of anticipation, the sensations of the sound of opening an envelope or package , the graphic visual of the postage stamps, writing, cancellation marks or labels, the surprise of the contents .........

Likewise, I love knowing I can send a letter or package to someone, and they will have a similar experience.

I have met two swap-bot partners in person. In Spring 2018 I spent a week in the Sierra Foothills with a swap-bot pen pal -partner-friend. Previously I met another partner from the Mile High CIty area when she came through TN on her vacation. There are lots of you in Swap-Bot land I hope to meet in person someday.

Since my senior yr in high school I have worked with children who had developmental delays, then adults with multiple disabilities and next with adults struggling with mental illness for a total of 25 years.

Since 2003 I have been a homemaker. My husband needed me home after a 2001 brain injury, His progress was not a steady improvement. It occurred in intermittent leap frog jumps. 17 years out he drives, does errands but still needs my help in many areas. Hang In there if you know someone with a brain injury.

I do want to credit 4-H club as being a major influence in my life.

--A FAVORITE QUOTE: -- To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.

Favorite Music

Pop - Disco - Big Band - Jazz - Blue Grass:

ARTIST: Andre Bocelli - Maroon 5 - Phil Collins - Enya -Snow Patrol - Iron and Wine- Bread- Perry Como- Celtic Women -Toni Braxton-Paula Cole-Loreena McKennitt- 1D -Lee Brice-Toby Keith-Jimmy Wayne- Carpenters -Paul Davis-Sam Smith- O'G3NE

Concerts 1976-Now: - Air Supply- Eric Clapton-Kristen Chenoweth- Bay City Rollers-Seals and Croft- Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores-Barry Manilow-Moody Blues-Eagles-1D

Favorite Books

Biographies - Historical -Non Fiction

Fiction authors:Jane Austen - Kim Edwards- Daniel Quinn

Favorite Movies

Madam X - Vantage Point - A Murder of Crows

Planes Trains & Automobiles - Serendipity - Sense and Sensibility- Dead Poets Society


10 minute video "Change For A Dollar'' shows what a homeless man did with a few cents at a time out of one dollar in one day. Each tiny kindness shown made a huge difference in each life (some were life altering changes) a no words drama set to music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXL9vIUbWg

I love the T E D talks (all are 18 min or less)

TED Technology, Entertainment, Design. The best talks from TED are available to the world, for free. 1400 Talks on line. World's most fascinating thinkers and doers are challenged to give " talk of their lives" in 18 minutes Try the 3 min talks to sample TED. There's something for everyone www.ted.com

Favorite Television

NCIS - Flash Point- HGTV- Undercover Boss - BIO channel - I like Science, Nature, Invention and History. I watch The Voice, X Factor in multiple countries on You Tube.



FOR SWAPS: Your creation may become a new favorite on my list. This list is only what I usually gravitate toward in stores when I window shop and/or have used decorating my home.

Travel - Maps - Ships ( all sea faring ships - tall ships- clipper ships and also especially the RMS QM2 ) I DREAM OF GOING TO THE TALL SHIP EVENT AT BOSTON HARBOR

-International flags- Olympic flags- Globes especially the ones with multi national children/adults holding hands- Postage- Mountains- National parks-Monuments- Gates- Doors- Benches- Columns-Metal work-Archs- the Moon- Aurora borealis- Trees- all trees leaves or no leaves

Birds especially owls- Koala bears- Foxes-

CANADA -France-Germany-Japan--England and the UK -Italy- Greece--New Zealand and I love to learn about all other countries

Favorite B/W photographers:

.Dianne Poinski: professional photographer who hand-colors her black and white photographs with PanPastel

Alan Blaustein

Favorite Color Photography: Gabi Gealbhain An Ruadh

Favorite Artists and Watercolorist Kimmi Bui (see her ETSY)

TEA:excited to try new flavors and brands. I have on been on a quest to find the Best Earl Grey tea. I have ordered various brands from EBAY. I would love to about hear your fav EG. Thanks to my partners for tea samples and SB penpals for the samples.

I want to try new teas so introduce me to yours.

NOT INTERESTED IN THESE THEMES OR ITEMS occult--vampires-futuristic-dystopian-zombies-cartoon characters- fast food kid meal toys. - PLEASE NO MASKS or PHOTOS WITH MASKS


I collect stationery from International Hotels and Inns (A friend who travels brought some back for me two years ago. I loved researching the Hotel, the area and attractions. That first stationery had a watermark. I learned watermarks as an identifier on paper can be traced back to the 13th century.

A very special Swap-Bot Friend sent me a treasure chest. I keep my collection of hotel stationery in there. Swap -Bot friends are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!


I love researching so much it is a hobby.

Another indoor hobby is interactive COMPUTER TRAVEL: I travel around the world sitting at my desk using:

www.airpano.com for 360 degree aerial views it is like a helicopter tour and you pilot the helicopter

a non-for-profit project focused on high-resolution spherical panoramas shot from a bird’s eye view. (choose sort by country)

(.dk Denmark.) for ground level views

free website of interactive 360 degree full screen Panoramic Photos of World Destinations, Monuments and Festivals. On most of the screens you can go up and down view with your mouse in addition to the full circle 360 degrees to see the scene behind you. Type in Elves Chasm (at Grand Canyon) in the search box and you'll be hooked. Go to the top of Mount Everest and have a look around. ( If you move mouse too fast you'll get vertigo).

I also watch real time WORLD TRAVEL BY SHIPS at


a very interesting free site for anyone interested tracking ships real-time. It is an open community project hosted by a research team at the University of the Aegean, Greece.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board, which transmits their position, speed and course, among some other static information, such as vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details.

The Greek University has stations set up around the world to receive the signals for research purposes and share the tracking capability with the public.

Go the live ocean map and click on a sector. You will see the different type vessels (which are color-coded) as it sits in it's realtime location in the ocean. Click on the icon and see a photo of the ship, check the country of origin flag that are flying, the stats, etc. At my last log on they had 52647 ships on the live map, 474004 vessels in database 1495096 photographs uploaded.

Seasonally, I follow www.viewbirds.com

to watch owls and other birds nest and raise their young on webcams located around the world


LETTERBOXING started in England in 1854. It is an intriguing pastime "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around the world. Participants seek out hidden containers by following clues.

The prize: finding a miniature piece of art known as a rubber stamp. Many people carve their own unique image and some of us use a store bought rubber stamp.

You use an ink pad to make the image of the found rubber stamp into your personal log book . Then you use your personal rubber stamp with your trail name and image and ink it into the hidden log book. Carefully put the container back in the hiding place. Be discreet so as not to let other people see what you are doing as they do not yet understand the rules and purpose of the hobby.

You will need an outdoor bag, mini back pack fanny pack etc to carry your supplies

My stamp is a snail I bought at Hobby Lobby. You also need an ink pad and ink pen to write in your trail name, date and your city. ( A compass is optional as most letterboxes do not require a compass.) There are several that are hidden indoors at eateries , libraries and tourist areas so you can still do this in the winter.

www.atlasquest.com for locations by country or city directory, clues, mileage, terrain descriptions, hide/ find rules


Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard. I enjoyed what you wrote. You had me smiling. I had to laugh out loud about the Zero candy and Kit Kats as a sub. i just ran in to that problem and had to buy a giant bag of white Kit kats lol. Yum Yum. Thanks again. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Response: Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat It was a fun swap THank for taking time to write comments. Mary
Comment: Thanks for this gorgeous PC! I love the wilderness and there is a lot of it up here! Where we lived on the mainland, we drove every highway in Alaska to the end of the road! Usually they ended in a body of water! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: You must come to Alaska to experience the smells, sights and sounds!
Response: Great to hear back from you. Alaska is on my list . Thanks
suepier rated for VeGs: National Dog day postcard on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the dog postcard and sharing about your dogs with me.
Response: You so are so welcome and thank your for the kind comments.
likeWHOAAemmy rated for Fall Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Your postcard is so pretty!! Thank you 😊 I LOVE foxes!! I saw One Direction live in 2013! Really want to see Niall as a solo artist though. And I want to see Hamilton too, but even the tickets for the Boston residency are EXPENSIVE!! Fall is my favorite season too 😊
Response: It was a pleasure to swap with you and thanks for taking time to answer questions and share info. Thanks for the rating.
sojourner rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for an interesting letter and for all of the great owl items.💓 💓 💓
Response: You are so welcome . Thank you for your kind comments.
starmccoy rated for WIYM: AliEns in AuGust postcard on Sep 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks, it was worth the wait!!
Response: AHHH so glad you like it thanks for your kind comment
riftvegan rated for VegS: The Bunny Bowl postcard on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Awesome Bunny Bowl!!! Love it! Very much enjoyed reading your message, too. ♥!
Response: You are so welcome and enjoyed your profile
ginnijay rated for Fall Postcard Swap USA #2 on Aug 30, 2018
Response: Have a Happy Fall
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Sturgeon Moon postcard which I found waiting for me when I returned from my holidays this afternoon. I loved especially that you've used up all of the writing space and so neatly. The NASA alerts are awesome! Never knew you could sign up for that. Thanks for sharing!
Response: I hope we cross paths again
Juniebird rated for WIYM: PoPsicle p0stcard USA on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your postcard so much! How do you write so small? You sure did fit a lot on there! Thanks for sending, hope we swap again soon!
Response: Thanks for the rating and comments. glad you could read it Lets swap soon
Comment: thank you for the wonderful postcard. I loved reading about you and your life. it is so nice to get a postcard with something more then 'hi from ___" thank you so much for making my day! I wish I could give you more hearts
Response: Hope our paths will cross again
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Verse of the Day PC on Jul 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet encouragement.
Response: You are welcome. Great swap thank you for hosting it. So happy to have you as my send to partner.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Be a doll! Postcard swap INT on Jul 29, 2018
Comment: The most perfect dolly from a doll of a friend! I cant help but to think that postcard line is photo shopped. Wad you think? I would of never thought twice about it 'cept you pointed out that the colouring book has a airplane on it.
Response: and we didn't wait long for next- I thought my doll from the 1964 Musical Hello Dolly was a Miss Kitty Doll from Gun Smoke on TV when I was pre schooler. I just somehow knew there would be a Miss Kitty in my life. (and with red hair and would wear that dress ) That time travel ("Victorian") hot pink color blocked PC with a doll and airplane? Interesting Glad you loved it.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Book Themed Postcard! on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: I love "these" algorithms. lol And I love the postcard you picked. The picture looks like a scene from Dick Tracys desk. lol Theres groovi-0 coolio choices way back in dem dar pages of zazzles way off the beaten path. NOt to be confused with being beaten away from the beginning pages of the zazzle path....inside joke. snort lololololol P.s adore the purple flower and the swirly font. I've never used that font before. It looks good in a small use like that. Gee, I dont know any fictitious people but I know plenty of fake people. lololo
Response: Knew you would love the image on the PC and like those specific synonyms and the inside joke on the back. Until our next Hugs Mary
AZmom875 rated for Be a doll ! Postcard USA on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: You are a doll. Loved the PC and your stories about dolls. You deserve a heart. computer is glitching, I will fix later
Response: AHH thanks for hosting such a fun swap and glad to get to send to you
kaypendragon rated for AMMM: Good Vibes postcard~USA on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: What a lovely note! Thank you!
Response: Loved your profile and hope we cross paths again.
Comment: What a special partner in swapping you have been!! I love what you have sent and do so appreciate everything!! Smiles!!!
Response: You are so welcome
Candace rated for AMMM: Handmade Bookmark Swap on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: These are awesome!! Thank you so very much :)!!
Response: You are so welcome
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Thunder Moon postcard! I love it! I enjoyed reading what you shared about your life as well
Response: Fun swap and thanks for the ratings and your comments
emilynhr rated for WPS - Zazzle Postcard #3 on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: 🌺Thanks!🌺
Response: You are so very welcome

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Heirloom on Sep 22, 2018:

Ohhh! The package you sent the book in was beautiful, by the way. I see your talent!

Heirloom on Sep 22, 2018:

Thank you so much for the bio. You are absolutely sweet and thoughtful, and I really look forward to jumping into the book. (Love the mail art, too. No blushes here!) Hugs~

bjmonroe on Sep 17, 2018:

Thank you for your postcard and encouraging words. You touch my heart with love and have put a smile on my face for this whole week. Hugs to you my friend.

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 10, 2018:

I had no idea there was a calendar for SpaceCats! Oh my gawd! I love that retro rocket! Thats a really nice postcard...all the elements! The moon is so pretty and that flash of light!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 9, 2018:

Aliens are Near! "No we are not!" Oh, this postcard just cracks me up.Great ch0ice! Oh btw, IRT your cats in space postcard I cant believe CAlif. is outlawing plastic straws but they wont do anything about plastic UFO'S. Wad up wit dat?

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 9, 2018:

Bar none the cutest hand drawn UFO ever! And I cant believe you sent that adorable Space Cat postcard!

xninolax on Sep 5, 2018:

Ohhh wow! Thank you so very much for this lovely RAK with sending me a second Sturgeon Moon postcard. How awfully sweet of you ❤️❤️

Heirloom on Sep 5, 2018:

...for stopping by to say hello!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 3, 2018:

I guess its because I have 2 chiwawa's now that I find your chiwawa postcard frunny. lol Otherwise it wouldnt appeal but it cracks me up!

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 2, 2018:

That tall alien is scary. Dont like him. lol The blue guy is a little better. llololo

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