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bstrong

bstrong
Date Joined: July 7, 2016
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: May 20
Country: Canada

NOTICE

PLEASE do not feel that you have to add extra goodies to a swap - unless it's required. ALTHOUGH I am always happy to receive postage stamps (so remember to cut them off your envelopes you receive in case you get my name again) and postcards. As for crafting stuff, I have a lot of it and I'm trying to downsize a bit.

RATINGS: For me it's confirmation that you have received swap. I do not flake and do my best to fulfill swap requirements. If you feel I did not meet requirements or you did not receive swap, please let me know.

I CHECK MY MAIL DAILY AND RATE THE DAY I RECEIVE THE SWAP. If I have not rated you it means that I have not received it. Do not be afraid to send me a note to check because some areas take longer to get here than others.

About Me

Hi there!
I am married and we have four adult children and two beautiful grand daughters. I have been married for 35 years and look forward to the next 35 years with my best friend ❤. We have realized how short life is and memories are what we will leave behind with our family. We have made a point now to stop and smell the roses instead of always driving by. We are working on our bucket lists and it's being so much fun and I'm so happy we have change our ways and enjoying the world.

I dabble in a little bit of everything, swapping is my way of keeping busy. I just got a quilting, embroidery and knitting machine, so guess what I'm doing!

I am committed to postcards, I love to read whats written on them and the picture. I enjoy sharing them with our grand-daughters. Whenever we travel I always send them postcards, whether its from a big city or a small village, if I can find a postcard it will be sent to them with a little story about the area, they look forward to getting them. Our oldest grand-daughter (12) has started looking up the postcard subject/city, like the Colliseum in Rome, she found it very interesting and told me about it when we got home. Our youngest grand-daughter (7) will go through my travel book and pick places she wants to go to and recognizes pictures of postcards I've sent. I hope someday we are able to take them on a journey with us.

POSTAGE STAMPS

Don't just throw out the postage stamps that come on envelopes, save them for us collectors. I like new and used poastage stamps. Canada, Finland, Netherlands and Zodiac stamps are just some if the Countries that I like, but I collect a wide variety so feel free to send any postage stamps. Please do not cover your stamps with tape

POSTCARDS

POSTCARDS - NAKED - written on and stamped, unless swap requires differently. No homemade unless swap requires.

Favorite ones that I am collecting: LATERN PRESS - any one - just love style of them. Also have seen new ones that look like a licences plate with the town name, have only seen a couple but I do like the look of them.

I am fonder of newer PC's. My biggest pleasure is whats written on the back, this is why I got into Swap-Bot to begin with - I get to see an area/or something and then a letter on the back...Love It! Don't know what to say: how was your day • what's the weather like • where do you live, and what's the coolest thing there • family • if you won a dream holiday where would you go • just tell me about you, what's your hobbies...

Architecture Country/State Scenic views - new ones preferably Tourist Flags. Animals are some ideas, but really I like all postcards and I like to share them with my grand-daughters

And I really have to bite my tongue on this one, but I send postcards to my grandchildren that I think they would like. They like frogs (choke). Because they know my fear of frogs I find it amusing sometimes to send them a postcard of a frog just to shock them. Secretly I am hoping by doing this they will quit video calling me with a live frog on thier head {SHIVERS - horror stories, ugh}.

DISLIKE:
Chinese Fashion postcards Young children PC's, grandkids are past that age.

My other interest

LIKES:
Letters/note cards
Travel
Northern Lights
The Universe
Umbrellas
Zodiac sign: Taurus (The Bull)
Ghost Walks
The weird and unusual.

COLORS: Emerald Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Yellow, Blue
Just look in a crayon box or the colors around you and you'll see all the colors I love.

PHOBIA - FROGS - although I don't mind postcards of them because then I can send them to my grand-daughters just to shock them. I really have problems with live frogs - serious problems!

DISLIKE:
Coffee
Tea
Religion stuff

THANKS BUT NO THANKS:
Scrap paper - I have so much scrap paper of my own that I'm trying to deal with.

Ratings

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craftynut rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #14 on Oct 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely card. It has been a very mixed week for you. Sending you our best wishes.
Carime rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #11 on Oct 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank for the postcard of the Canadian Rockies, it was nice to "meet" this beautiful place, you are very lucky to be able to go there! Good luck on your next game ; )
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Comment: Thank you for sending the PC in this round. I like all those1,2,3,4,5 cents stamps on the envelope. I just signed in for #103, so I can send it to its next destination. Please, stay safe and healthy!
penpallingfool rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #7 on Oct 13, 2020
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Comment: thanks sorry for the delay as the dr has taken my old headache meds and am waiting on prior authorization and its been about a month or two headaches never go away smh
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Comment: Thank you for passing along the postcard. So nice of you to also send all the washi samples! Happy swapping.
WhimsyEcoBug rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #12 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Nice card, Thanks! I hope your washer has arrived and babythings have sold by now! Manifesting positive things towards you!
Response: Thanks for the great vibes, they seem to be working :). Washer arrived and it's great and some of the baby stuff has sold, lady coming to look at stroller today - hoping she takes it. Keep sending the good vibes :)
PostMuse rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #13 on Oct 5, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty card. You got lots accomplished!
goinjenny rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #10 on Oct 1, 2020
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Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank. I'm glad you got the Smokies in person!!
Honeyloveart rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 28, 2020
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Comment: I'd love to see the Canadian wildlife! I hope to take a trip up there next year if possible. Thanks for the card!
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #211 on Sep 26, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the note card. Sounds like you really have a lot of work to do with the storage unit.
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Comment: I loved reading about your summer. You are a sweet soul! All the love!
Ehdeedee rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 24, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Love getting postcards from close to home 💕
CrystalZ rated for PC - Where have you been? on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Canadian Rockies postcard...it will go perfect in my collection! It was fun reading about some of the amazing places you have visited as I haven't been able to travel far and wide myself. I have heard wonderful things about Netherlands and I hope to one day visit there myself as the pictures I have seen look so peaceful. I also have family there and it would be wonderful to meet them one day!
Response: We meant relative that I have there and it was great, we are still in very close contact with them and I can't wait to see them again. We always travel in the off season so it is cheaper and go with a backpack so we don't have to pay for luggage and stops us from buying a bunch of stuff that we don't need. It's been pretty amazing to be able to have this experience, but sure have to watch airline, our first time we got tickets to Scotland for $245., we can't even fly to Vancouver for that, and then back from Gatwick (England) $599. we spend more going to Alberta with our truck! Just watch! Flying in Europe is super cheap.
Writercat rated for August/September Questions 2020 on Sep 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for you heartfelt letter with all your thoughtful answers to the questions, Bonnie. I enjoyed reading it and appreciate how you were able to open up and write so honestly. It was very moving to read. Hope it felt good to write it and get those feelings down. I haven't done this swap yet and I know it's going to be cathartic. Thanks and take care of yourself out west! Cathy/Writercat
Response: it was therapeutic in its own way. I will always hold the anger but it was good to get it out. As hard as it was to write it was good for me. Thanks for reading it and understanding.
AcinomYtrom815 rated for PC - FUN TO DREAM #2 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: I loved reading about your dream travels! I would love to do that as well... I usually do one international trip a year, but not this year. Either way, nice to read about you and your fam <3 Thank you Bonnie!
Response: Thank you, I can't wait to see what the person who sends to me writes
mejulia rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #9 on Sep 15, 2020
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Comment: Sounds like a fun week, thank you for sharing with me.
Response: it was
papercraft70 rated for Weekly Wrap Up PC #8 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the P.C!
Vickyen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #206 on Aug 27, 2020
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Comment: Hi Bonnie! How fun to be your partner again! You poor baby about your veins - I feel your pain as mine like to roll, so more then one stick is the norm here as well - sigh! Glad all worked out with your son and the fence! I hope you are feeling better and thanks so much for the share & stamps - that was so sweet of you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Everything is great. Had to leave town to see what summer felt like, now we are back and reminded that we haven't experienced summer here yet.
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Comment: Thank you for sending the pcs and I will send them on in the next round. Thank you for the Stamps. Always can use them.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 551 21 22
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Comments

jeka396 on Sep 29, 2020:

Thanks so much for the Angeled PC for your weekly wrap up PC #8 swap. Loved the killer whale photos!

dmwcheng on May 11, 2020:

Curious question: has someone actually mailed you a live frog before?

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!

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NaitomeaMinx on Dec 8, 2019:

Thank you for the story about your phobia! It was a great read! My son laughed and laughed (teenagers sigh no compassion. Though I must confess the aquarium story made me chuckle hard.). However, don't be sad my mother is the EXACT same way with "wormy" things--snakes, worms, caterpillars, etc. It's so bad my aunt STILL tells the story about the old tree in front of my childhood house, that was full of caterpillars. One day, one of those caterpillars made the sad unfortunate mistake of falling out the tree and into my car seat just as my mother lifted up from snapping me in it. Well then the neighbors got a LOVELY show of the crazy hollering and screaming woman tossing her baby and a car seat all about in the backseat of the car while she tried to "save" me from said caterpillar. That I'm not brain dead today, my aunt assures me is a miracle. Needless to say, after that and a few more free shrieking dancing numbers for the neighborhood courtesy of my mother, my uncle was enlisted to come and cut down the front tree (illegally I might added since it was TECHNICALLY on somebody else's land division). Still I survived childhood at least --and the neighbors only shot us a "few" dirty looks over their MIA tree until we finally moved a few years later I'm told.

lou on Oct 28, 2019:

NOTE: A rating from a swapper 10 months after a swap closed seems odd — that will definitely not keep you out of WIYM group!

kertasborneo on Sep 26, 2019:

Hey Bonnie, I've sent you a message on Sep 20th, kindly check!

Petre on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you for your New Year surprise card! And welcome back to The Hague, New Years Eve there is fireworks in the Hofvijver, it looks great!

Peter

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

goinjenny on May 17, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful words on my profile!!

Cariboocarol on Dec 23, 2017:

Hi Bonnie!! I absolutely loved all the items you sent in the 'paired envie of fun'--you sent so many extras but you can be sure that I will use it all. In fact I plan to write several letters over Christmas and your paper is my first choice! I hope your Christmas drive to your granddaughter's was uneventful---you did not say where you were going though...was it to Rupert?

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