Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 12:14 pm


Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

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, with mirror entries on Blogspot since 2007.

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 54 years (as of 6/19) and an obnoxious Chihuahua who has, over the last 8 years or so managed to train us very well.

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 support 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, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, Call the Midwife, Designated Survivor, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, This is Us, Rizzoli & Isles and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (though Trevor Noah is growing on me), Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Breaking Bad, Northern Exposure, Picket Fences 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.


denisedecker58 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - B - US ONLY on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks! Good answers!
Comment: Thank you Beverly!! Happy Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you for the card and cool stamps!
Comment: This is a great card, thanks
tristitia rated for November 2019 Journal Swap on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Bev - I flipped through your journal and love how you included things from your day. I can't wait to read it properly!
chelle523 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - A - US ONLY on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: Love the postcard (and your answers)! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card! Hopefully we'll soon be back on track in our climate change efforts *crosses fingers* Happy Christmas!
Comment: I love reading letters like yours, it brings so many memories back, nobody sings Christmas carols like Bing Crosby. Your favourites are a lot like mine, but I stopped making pumpkin pies, I now make pumpkin tarts so I can freeze them and we can snack on them for a while after Christmas. We've always mase it a family event to see light displays, they now have a big display at our train museum with a hot dog roast, hot chocolate, carols, train rides on the little train that if you don't sit right you derail it and everyone has to jump off so the engineer can put it back on its track - yes its that small but so much fun to ride.. We always get a family picture taken, although some of them you can barely see our faces because it's been -40 below and everybody is bundled up. Our kids are also all grown up and we only have two grandchildren, we have four children all adults now with spouses, but all of them enjoy our light trips doesn't matter how cold it is. I want to say thank you very much for the postage stamps and stickers. I really enjoyed your funny Christmas card and very much enjoyed reading your letter and the things you enjoyed about Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family and the best to you in 2020 and every following year.
Response: Best comment I've ever received. Thanks so much!
Comment: Well hello again, thanks for the funny Texas postcard. Didn't get any snow hereabouts, darn.
Comment: Your letter was so incredible and I hope to send my reply very shortly! Thank you so much!
myancey rated for SCATTS PC Swap - W - US Only on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I sent the White House to my partner. Great minds think alike. Great answers. Thanks so much!
Ukucaitie rated for SCATTS PC Swap - V - US Only on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Love your V answers! Thanks for this neat card :) Hope the shows were good!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for your letter. I really enjoy hearing about your experience. It's really interesting.
AmyMarie rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun Star Wars postcard!
pernie123 rated for NYUP USA Only #55 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: I am fond of deer. I love the card. How do you help anyone retire?
dawnakaulen rated for ABC~ ad cards Letter B on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Fun vintage PC, thank you!
Comment: Thanks! Iโ€™ll open it in December.
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCATTS PC Swap - U - US Only on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: I love the answers! Yours are good!

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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!


ReadMoreBooks33 on May 20, 2017:

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