Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2019 8:45 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: October 17, 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.


Comment: cant wait to open
DragonflyDaisy rated for Used Ticket and a Note on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your love of theater and your blogspot with me! 😃
junemoon rated for PHOTO Journal on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Love seeing your photos, your family -- photogenic (Ned looks great sleeping), Had to go through it immediately. I'm sure mine was NOT as intersesting.
Response: Thanks, June. I'm glad you liked it.
SeleneW rated for September 2019 Journal Swap on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful journal. I enjoyed reading it. I live near Eureka. Have you ever traveled to Ashland, OR to see the shows or caberet? Not all of it is Shakespeare and I dare say they even make Shakespeare more interesting! Hehe
Response: I have been to Ashland a couple of times and enjoyed it very much. I wish we could go every year! Glad you liked the journal.
Comment: Thank you so much for such a fun peak into your life via the journal! My favorite parts are your granddaughter’s thoughts on her beautiful name, your mom’s 100th birthday photo and the vintage post cards! Thank you so much!! I’ll have a lot of fun looking through it over and over! ♥️
Response: :) I had a good time making it. Glad you enjoyed it.
Comment: Thank you, neighbor, for the card! I've sent cards of the Golden Gate but never got one!
mickiecheryl rated for 7 day Journal Entry on Sep 29, 2019
Comment: Hi Bev, Thank you so much for the wonderful journal. I love that you wrote it in a little notebook. Thank you for the wonderful recipe - it sounds delicious, I can't wait to try it. Congratulations on your mum's 100th birthday. Fantastic! I hope you all enjoyed the cake. Happy Swapping. Mickie
bluecrayons rated for ☆ EMAIL QUESTIONS #8 ☆ on Sep 28, 2019
Kvwanderlost rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: So many creatures! Thank you Bev, perfect PC :) PS Glad you borrowed my quote, if only we all could feel this way and keep things fun right?
pernie123 rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for interesting card and pretty old stamps.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Vintage PC #5 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Congrats to your mother on her 100th birthday! How wonderful! Thanks for a great postcard + stamp!
young46356 rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks, yes, my daughter still rides horses, getting pretty good. Rich
SilverD rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #4 USA on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: I love the mailboxes also. Great stamps! I haven't seen most of them. Daniel Boone is my favorite.The pc didn't get cancelled which is awesome.
AmyMarie rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #4 USA on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: I received the postcard. In my profile I do say I like Maxicards and then describe what it is (FYI...a maxicard is a maximized postcard where the postcard image and postage stamp and cancellation stamp all match and are the same or similar images - it is NOT a huge postcard). The postcard you sent is definitely unusual.
Response: Sorry. I misunderstood. I thought a Maxicard was just an oversized PC.
Comment: Thank for resending
happymailfromTN rated for Just Randomness on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: Absolutely loved the peacock card with envelope, i sent it to my grandmother the next day! Thank you! And your little business card for swap bot, nice touch!
kelsiede rated for Junk Journal Swap on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for a pretty k postcards. Love your classroom answer. Wish I had thought of that!
myancey rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #3 USA on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Bev thanks. I love that you’ve been married for over 50 years. Congrats. And kudos to your mom for making it to 💯! I love the little boy in the front of card he looks like Dennis the Menace from the b & w episodes and the look in his eye is priceless. I love it!
Comment: Hay there Bev! I dont think I"ve ever rcvd a Wanderlust postcard before. Thank you so much! LOve those stamps too! Thank you!!!

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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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