Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 8:39 am


Date Joined: December 1, 2007
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: May 8, 1956
Country: United States
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About Me

PLEASE NOTE: If I mark a swap as being sent and that day has no mail delivery, it's because I put it in a USPS box by our mail room (which is just down the hall from me).

If it's not in the box by the time the mail comes, it doesn't get picked up till the next day so when I put a letter in the box in the evening or on the weekend and it shows marked as being sent on a Sunday or the prior day is marked sent and the postmark shows the following day, this is why ...

I mark sent as soon it goes into our USPS box because I'm afraid if I didn't, that I'd totally forget and wouldn't mark it sent at all. Old age? Perhaps! lol


For at least the past 6 months (and probably longer than that too but I didn't check as carefully as I do now) ... I seem to end up with quite a few people who do not feel it's important to rate the swaps and then I have to message them and then HOPE that they'll rate me. There have been some who have not even after I messaged them.

If this keeps up, I am tired of having to write and ask (beg?) for a rating and after a certain period of time, I'm just going to start listing non-raters on my profile. There's a rating system for a reason and I thought it was a requirement to do so.

At the same time, any non-raters who do get listed will not be eligible to join my swaps. If I do get them as a partner in a swap that I join then all I can do is hope that they'll rate me and if they do, then I'll remove their name from the non-raters list. I hate to do it but being rated is important to me and I imagine it is to the person who isn't rating but only if they don't get rated themselves I think is when they care about it - not when they won't rate others swaps.

Hi! My name is Debi and am a 65 year old Christian woman and I would love to hear from anyone who was born on that exact same day, which is May 8, 1956. I've looked for years but as of yet have not found anyone on that exact day.

A bit about me, I'm divorced, have 2 kids who are grown and on their own and also have 7 grand-kids and am a GREAT-Grandma to Jax and Kayden, Aimee (age 4) and baby Madilynn was born @ 12:06 a.m., Oct. 25, 2018.

Besides my kids and grand-kids, I have a very spoiled cat named Kyla, who turned 11 on July 22nd (2021) - [Yep, that's her in the picture below!]

A couple of years ago when she turned 9, we were actually the same age for a year 'cuz ya see, I've always heard that cats age 7 years to a persons 1 year and if that's the case then when Kyla turned 9, I times that by 7 and voila! Ky and I are were both ... 63 for the year! LOL

No fair, she looked far better than I did at that age! Ha! Ha!


A few of my favorite things

A few of my favorite things (which I'll add more to at some point in time) are:

  • Country Churches

  • Castles

  • Carousels

  • Cats

  • Receiving long legible letters that are detailed and that tell me about you and your life (how your week is going, about your neighbors, your town, what you see out of your window, etc. ... just about normal every day things in your life!)

Favorite Crafts

  • Plastic canvas
  • My HAPPY PLANNER (Love it so much!)

I also love vintage photos as well, especially the regular sized pictures of anybody [don't worry, if the photo isn't identified and you don't know who the person is ... I'll give them a name. LOL]

Now, can you just see my daughter going through junque journals after I'm gone and seeing someone in it named Uncle Dan or Aunt Isabelle and her sitting there wondering why I had never told her about them.

Then she'd wonder what side of the family and hey, maybe even look at other family pics trying to find similarities to her "new kin" she didn't know about. Ha! Ha!

Maybe I really ought to tell her about the pics and make sure she knows any in the junque journals and such aren't gonna be family pics. (Hopefully I'll remember to tell her .... lol)

I love paper crafts and pretty washi tape.

My Likes & Dislikes

  • Postcards [or pictures] of carousels

  • Would absolutely love and treasure any postcards of: Swansea,MA; Gone With the Wind; Carousels and any on the Royal Family, Downton Abbey or any other Royal Family around the world (Kings, Queens, Prince and Princesses.)

  • I also would love a card from Yulee, Florida if anyone were to have one AND one from Savannah, Georgia!

  • Even more so, I would love to be able to get a postcard from a plantation house from the south. I fell in love with Tara when I read and then watched "Gone With the Wind" and would love postcards from that type of house - the white pillars and well, a plantation house.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this!

  • I also would welcome any and all Happy Planner stickers (especially the small floral ones as I am using the Happy Planner Skinny Classic and they'd fit it better than bigger stickers though if they can be cut down, they'd work as well!)

  • Anything on or about the Royal Family [especially Princess Di, William, Kate and the kids

I really have no special love for Price Charles or Camilla so would not like anything about them and right now I'm not happy with Harry and never did care for his wife

  • I absolutely adore fine nibbed fountain pens and writing with them! Nope, I'm not hinting or asking for any because I have plenty of them, but just throwing in here with my likes, how much I love writing with them. I'd never used one until December 2015 and I immediately fell in love the minute I put the pen to paper!


  • Anything with skulls

  • Anything dark or evil

  • No adult themes

  • Terrible handwriting to the point that I have to struggle to read the letter and a good part of the time, I can't make it all out no matter how hard I try. VERY frustrating!

Hate to do it, but ...


I have put off doing this for a VERY long time but finally it's come to the point that some people just ignore your messages asking them to rate you and well, I've had enough.

@Fabriqueen - "Email swap #1 - coronavirus"


@Fabriqueen - Postcards With a Prompt #123 - US Only (Note: Diane did finally rate me for this swap. The swaps send-by date was MARCH 13, 2021 and was rated on MAY 27, 2021.


Comment: Love the photos of the animals - especially what looked like the baby panda. Your cat reminds me of one that I had a long time. Almost identical markings.
Response: I'm so glad you loved the pictures. Have a good day and thanks for the awesome rating! πŸ˜€
basykes rated for E-mail: List Lovers Swap on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your reminder about rating. Somehow I had not seen your original email.
Response: Thank you! 😊
TeaNi rated for CPG Oct 2021 Senders Choice PC - US on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: thanks for the Jane Eyre postcard!
Response: You're so welcome and ... thank YOU for the great rating. Have a wonderful day! 😊 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun swap Debi! I loved all the cute animals (especially your fabulous cat of course!) I think I had a postcard with that giraffe once. It kinda looked familiar!
Response: Chaari, I am so happy that you loved all the pics that I sent ... it really made my day reading that. Thank you so much and thank you also for hosting the swap! (Hugs)
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thanks Jossie. Have a great day!
LadyJo rated for CPG World Postcard Day - Global on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of Covered Bridges. I received this on National Postcard Day!
Response: You're so welcome, Jo ... I'm happy that you like it AND that it got there on just the right day. Have a great week! 😊 (P.S. Thank YOU for the 5 and the heart!)
Comment: TYSVM for doing this swap with me!!!! I enjoyed reading your answers. It is fun getting to know you. Thank you again!!
Response: Shana, I was more than happy to do the swap with you and am happy as well that you liked reading my answers (as you can tell, sometimes I tend to talk A LOT. Ha! Ha!) Have an awesome day! (P.S. Thanks so much for the great rating you left me!)
Jjean rated for E-mail Swap: Mothers of the Bible on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap. Interesting & different.
Response: Jean, I'm so happy that you joined the swap. Thanks so much for the great rating. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: TYVM for your prompt email and TYVM for letting me join.
Response: Your so welcome, Shana and I'm so happy that you joined the swap! 😊
Comment: Hi Debi! Thank you for the great pcs! OMG Michael Jackson, that is awesome. I dressed as him for Halloween when I was a little kid. I had the red jacket and glove, lol. Love the vintage extras too. Thank you 😊
Response: You are welcome! I'm so happy that you liked what I sent. Have an awesome day! 😊
Jjean rated for E-mail: List Lovers Swap on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Interesting list...... we both would like to visit Israel - Thank you for sharing.....
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating, Jean. Have a good day! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC and answer to the question! That would have been an awesome thing to witness in history! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Diane, I'm so happy that you liked both the PC and the prompt answer and also thank you for the 5 and the heart. What a great way to start my week off with. Thanks so much! 😊
Comment: Thanks for the card. I have relatives in Pennsylvania.
RiverTopanga rated for Quick PC TRIVIA Swap on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Never knew that about elephants, but it makes sense! Thanks for the trivia!
Response: Thank you for the great rating. Have a wonderful week! 😊
Mamun rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: I loved reading your answers. I had the feel of sitting next to you and talking our hearts out :)
Response: Oh ... THANK YOU so much for your sweet comment, you totally made my entire week! (HUGS)
Fritosmom rated for Email: 15 Questions Swap on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love reading about you & your life. We have somethings in common. I love, love Garth Brooks & The Dance is one of my favorites. I have visited Israel and went to Savannah, GA with my Granddaughter after her High School Graduation in 2012. I moved to GA in 2015 after retiring just in time for her College Graduation. And I am a dust collector also....LOL!
Response: Awe, thank you so much! I'm so happy that I didn't bore you half to tears. lol Have a good day! 😊
loverofpostcards rated for Book you Like PC #4 on Sep 21, 2021
Response: Thank you so much for the rating. Have a wonderful day. 😊
Carollee922 rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #83 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: I could see Betty and Wilma together
Response: ??
Comment: Loved, Loved, Loved the verses you chose! Thank you so much for sharing them with me! Hugs + Prayers always!
Response: Thanks so much, Jaimie! 😊
nsciambi rated for Black and White pc swap #93 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating. Have an awesome rest of the week! πŸ˜€

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HappyMom on Sep 26, 2021:

Thank you for hosting the 15 questions swap and sharing your answers with me!

Fritosmom on Aug 23, 2021:

I just read your 50 Random Questions. Thank you for sharing. I sent you mine. Hope you enjoy.

myancey on Aug 13, 2021:

Hey there! Georgia schools started back august 5th

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

LindaW on Apr 1, 2021:

Have a blessed Easter!🌼

K8thecrafter on Feb 11, 2021:

I was checking out a swap you are hosting and clicked on your profile-- am I'm so glad I did! You sound like such a fun and clever person! I wish we could meet for a cup of coffee. Anyway, my favorite part was about your granddaughter looking at your journals later in life and reading about her imaginary relatives. LOL! I hope we cross paths in a swap sometime.

SunflowerRose on Sep 26, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3

Psalm 28:6-7

β€œPraise be to the LORD for He has heard my cry for mercy. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”

PegOGood on Sep 25, 2020:

Mega Profile Bible Verse Swap #3:

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

Fairwind on Dec 30, 2017:

Quick and Easy Profile Message Swap-- Hello Debi, It was interesting to read you live in Titusville. My grandmother's sister lived there here entire adult life and my grandmother also lived there with her on and off at times. I remember seeing the photos and hearing the stories about life there. I liked hearing about the Amish they would see from time to time. I hope you have a lovely New Year's 2018!!!!

TereDiane1954 on Apr 18, 2016:

I got your nice long letter today, Debi. (When you write a letter, you don't mess around with three lines, do you?) I enjoyed it so much! And I like the brochures about the history of Titusville and the fun things there are to do. Many thanks, and a big hugΓ’β„’Β₯

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