Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2020 10:58 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2009
Last Online: May 27, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

i definitely appreciate every/all my swap-bot mail, always & regardless, i do not collect anything, but these kinds of postcards i especially like:

  • just people doing stuff
  • trees
  • food/outdoor markets
  • educational/interesting facts
  • vintage
  • funny/cheerful/cute
  • glaciers
  • children's book illustrations
  • fish
  • maps {of course!}
  • current events/interesting quotes

i am retired, volunteer & hard-of-hearing, so, reading books, magazines & the internet help me pass the time enjoyably! otherwise, i like keeping fit & getting out to possibly find little surprises & inspiration my main role now is caregiver to my husband

unfortunately, i am not much an artist, but i cherish creativity & do my best with snails on a limited budget (my splurge in life is simply "postage" for trading with many good people all over the world!)

Favorite Books

my reading preferences:

  • nonfiction
  • current culture
  • memoirs
  • humor (david sedaris, michael ian black, harrison scott key)

Favorite Movies

rarely do i see movies anymore, but here are a few i liked:

  • adaptation
  • crouching tiger/hidden dragon
  • meet the parents
  • being john malkovich
  • american beauty

Favorite Television

i do not watch much tv, but cannot avoid the news

the older shows i liked were comedy & documentaries, true crime until they became so everyday!

  • i appreciate anything that can make me laugh or just feel OK about the world

Favorite Crafts

origami stars

making envies

Favorite Music

music is part of my past: do not have the slightest concept of current groups today ... even my old faves are unrecognizable due to my hearing loss

misc. notes

reading another description of swap requirements, here is my attempt to summarize my

  • likes: nice stuff {stickers always appreciated!}

  • dislikes: bad stuff

  • wants: personal mail things

  • not wants: empty mailbox

let me know if you would like some old Beatle stuff =)

sooo ... i'll try to remember to update this info more on occasion & please do not hesitate to let me know any further in regard to what you'd like to know about me, 'k?


churlann rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #193 on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and the very interesting antique postcards. I love them. Stay safe and stay busy!!
Response: thanks so much for sharing the fruits of your research! finding connection with a stranger of the past is truly beautiful :) i do look forward to hours of insights in the process of savoring many of my previously-written cards ... love that you can share those thrills!
usctrojans79 rated for Postcard Chaos Swap #3 on May 11, 2020
Comment: The Mickey PC was so cute!
Response: =)
Beaverswap rated for Postcard Chaos Swap #3 on May 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lot! I appreciate it. If you are passing through Corvallis one day maybe we can have a little swapbot meet up :)
Response: you're most welcome > keep Oregon awesome!!!
RiverTopanga rated for Postcard Chaos Swap #3 on May 9, 2020
Comment: Hello Gen! Thank you so much for the whole envie of pcs. Lucky me, I got to be the recipient of one your destashes! I LOVE the Chinatown one. I never did buy any PCs the last time I was in Chinatown (almost 3 years ago now). I love to walk the streets there and see all the wares. And of course, the Fortune Cookie factory is so AWESOME! I love the fun facts, the glow in the dark, and the WI one too. You know you only had to send one naked PC, right?... THANK YOU again. <3 <3 <3 <3
Response: aw gee, fantabulous! thrilled that you liked my *discards* & a huge perk of the swap was allowance of an envelope which i gratefully took advantage of to de-stash & not have to decide just ONE card to send!
Readergirl rated for Postcard Chaos Swap #3 on May 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Perfect cards. I really needed such peaceful views
JayRobertsGirl rated for 1 Page Letter #12 on May 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the letter! I will write you back. I hope we can become pen friends.
ToujoursMoi rated for 1 Page Letter #2 on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very very much for resending your letter and for all the amazing extra postcards and stickers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so happy to hear that the lockdown is a rather good and busy experience for you. I am the same and could stay at home for another eight weeks easily without being bored. But ket us all hope that this will pass rather quickly. Stay safe and again thank you
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and letter. It sounds like your staying occupied with swapbot and organizing. I've been trying to get my craftroom in order and organized. lol. Stay safe and healthy. Happy swapping!
Comment: Wow! You made my day! What a nick package with such a groovy mag in it! Thanks also for the interesting PCs and the extra photos! Thanks for a good letter and you just outdid yourself! Thank you soooo much!!!
Response: hoorah! it was fun for me & an honor to read your compliments :0 cheers for our fun connections on swap-bot!!
somecallmered rated for Random PC Swap #3 on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the multiple awesome cards! I love the vintage photos and that they are from all over the world -this was definitely a treat to find!
Response: my pleasure!
Candace rated for National Card & Letter Writing on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: We are on week 6 as well, I hope this ends soon. WI is protesting the additional month they were just given.
Response: hang in there ... it's gonna be a long haul, but i am even kinda getting used to it!
Nnd482 rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #4 on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Love love love all the goodies thank you so much!!! 🦋❤️💕🌿🌾❤️💕❤️
Response: gee, thanks!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the card! Happy Swapping & Stay Safe!
Comment: I enjoyed your letter. I also loved the origami. Thank you!! May I write you back??
Response: hello again/ such nice comments! =) of course, i would love another letter! have a wonderful week ahead ~
Alivia0asthetics rated for One Wish Swap #1 on Apr 9, 2020
Comment: I also wish for a vaccine in hard times like these. I hope your doing okay.
Response: absolutely. it will take a while. let's be patient & make the best of our many blessings, regardless!
Comment: hope all is well ^^
Comment: Thanks!!!
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the extra goodies!! I will write you back soon. :)

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knitterofhats on May 27, 2020:

Please ship your late swap Pen Pal Day Note Card - June

babypansy on Dec 7, 2018:


Deeno1105 on Feb 14, 2014:

Hey Stranger. Wanted to say "Hi" & wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

abbyaguas on Jun 30, 2013:

Thank you for joining Random Postcard Swap #19

Deeno1105 on Apr 8, 2012:

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Pennylane78 on Oct 7, 2010:

I just wanted to say thank you again! Your package was great!

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