Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 12:05 am


Date Joined: April 3, 2011
Last Online: September 25, 2021
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I have a #1 rating for a swap I have sent to Malalysia TWICE and even have a .jpg of the last time I sent it, but my partner won't respond to my messages. How do I get rid of the #1?

I am a 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--nearly 7400 entries.

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 55 years (as of 6/26), our son and his wife, and an obnoxious Chihuahua who has, over the last 10 years or so managed to train us very well. We also have a squirrel named Dexter who lives in our back yard and begs for peanuts every day, and Ned's dog, Bouncer.

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 supported 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, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, any good medical drama, Amazing Race, This is Us, and many of the Food Network shows.

Shows I miss: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Big Bang Theory, The West Wing, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Designated Survivor, Schitt's Creek, Northern Exposure 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.


Sagebrushs rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #38 on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you
aligurl75 rated for August 2021 Journal Swap on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: I was finally able to pick up your journal from the post office. It looks chock full of happy reading and I look forward to going through it. Thank you so much for putting so much effort into creating this!
Response: so glad it finally arrived!
loverofpostcards rated for Non- Touristy PC swap #38 on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Love trains. Hawaii does not have.
Rbrstmpr rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Love the PC!! Thanks.
Poohtat rated for NYUP USA Only #73 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. No, I have not read any of the Outlander books.
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
cynaemon rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Stay safe from the fires. I live in Ventura County.
Comment: Sorry to hear about your granddaughters' dog. What a beautiful dog! That's a funny photo of the squirrel. Your mother has had such a long life! That's awesome!
alittledabble rated for Virtual Photo Journal (July) on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. The photos give a good sense of you and your life. It’s a blessing your mom has lived to be 101! Stay safe in that heat. It’s been over 100 here in Texas too. I didn’t realize the Apple trees would bloom that early. That’s lovely!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Sorry to hear of your granddaughters dog, Such a fine looking animal. Love the photo of the kids playing. One of the biggest joys in my life is watching the grandkids play and hearing the sounds of the kids playing across the road.
Comment: Thank you for sharing - interesting photos...
AmaranthSpirit rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your email, it sounds like you had a lovely August :-) Peach Pie... yum! I can't believe your mum is 102 this month, that's amazing! Happy Birthday to her <3 I hope your September is fantastic!
KSENiA rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - July on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing and sorry for the late rating.
HappyMom rated for ESG: August 3-2-1 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Glad you had fun with your family. Hope all goes well when gou go and see the play.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your pictures! I really enjoyed them.
carol rated for A Simple Postcard Challenge - #2 USA on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Funny PC! Thanks! I'm actually still acting although there is less to do now with the pandemic, but theaters are gradually reopening and film production is starting again. Still have to be cautious, though! I hope we're done with this soon!
Kbrewste09 rated for Sunshine in a postcard #6 on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks Bev!!
tatntole rated for Sunshine in a postcard #6 on Aug 24, 2021
Comment: Love the quote, Thank you!
arimails rated for Virtual Photo Journal (July) on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: I love how you set up your [email protected] this was awesome, thanks for sharing <3
alittledabble rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #5- US Only on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pc! Sorry for the delay. I want to go visit this dog at a winery. How fun! Cute barn stamp too!

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lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

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!


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