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Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Original Member
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: December 14, 1944
Country: United States

About Me

II am now back full time, having had a somewhat slow recovery -- and the improvement was definitely worth the process. Thanks to all who sent prayers my way. Getting back to normal, I just want to remind everyone again that all our mail, even things for right here in town, now goes to Phoenix for sorting, so even if I take it to the PO a day or two early it may still be delayed and not have the correct postmark. Wish that weren't the case, but we have no control over the postal authorities. Guess we are lucky to still have it! Now back to the normal profile stuff -- Mother of 4 plus a "courtesy daughter", grandmother of 10 (the oldest one now wives and works in Boise, ID, and the youngest is now 5 and started kindergarten this year). I am a life member of Girl Scouts of the USA, as is my husband. I'm a retired teacher, married for 52 years to a wonderful man, call Alaska home (Univ. of AK/Fairbanks, '67). Currently living in Arizona, active in my church and a little with Girl Scouts although I no longer have a troop. Love to read, do counted cross-stitch, and travel. Please note this says "living" in AZ, not "loving" AZ. No offense to true Arizonans -- there is a lot to enjoy in Arizona with great people and fun things to do -- but it's just too hot here for someone who prefers -22 degrees!

Favorite Music

Almost anything except heavy metal. Especially love Kathy Troccoli, Babie Mason, Point of Grace, and the Baroque period in classical music. And the Eagles!

Favorite Movies

Fried Green Tomatoes, The Silence of the Lambs, Driving Miss Daisy, and Day of the Triffids -- and most of the Disney classic animation! And I am now adding I Am Legend, thanks to a grandson who said we had to see it. And Wild Wild West -- I think maybe I have become a Will Smith fan!

Favorite Television

All the Law & Order and CSI shows, NCIS and the spin-offs, although the original is still the best. And Rizzoli and Iles, which I will hate to see end, and Castle -- until it ended! and Wheel of Fortune! And we just discovered The Good Doctor, and are waiting for This Is Us to return.

Favorite Crafts

Mostly cross-stitch, although a slight vision problem since my stroke makes that a little more difficult. I enjoy ATC's and try to use "leftovers" to create 3-D effects. I also like zentangles, and often make up my own patterns. Also some plastic canvas work, and painting murals on walls, especially for the grandchildren. I prefer "cool" colors, esp. greens and blues. I don't really like mustard tones (lived with too much of it growing up as my mother really liked them!)

About Me

One additional note! My first name seems to pose a problem for some partners, so I just want to point out that it is spelled correctly when it comes up with my address. It is Pamelia, with an "i" before the last "a" and is pronounced so as to rhyme with Amelia. I really love it because I was named for my grandmother, whom I adored, and it means a lot to me, so many thanks to all those who have spelled it correctly!

About Me

Also -- I have received several invitations to groups, which I do appreciate, but my life is simply too unpredictable, and my likes too eclectic, for me to ever want to participate in a group. I just am not organized enough! So thanks anyway, but my answer will always be no thanks.

About Me

Finally, I have now had my last visit with Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, and they said don't come back -- you may now call yourself a survivor! I celebrated my first year cancer free with a butterfly tattoo -- butterflies symbolize resurrection! -- but I don't plan on adding another one. I am just basking in the thought that I have made it through. I really appreciate all the fellow swappers who sent me support and encouraging thoughts during the treatment process, as well as those who have continued to do so after reading my profile. And for everyone out there, a piece of relevant advice: GET YOUR MAMMOGRAMS!!! I am definite proof that early detection not only improves the survival rate, but it can make the treatment much less difficult! Take care of yourselves -- I hope to swap with many more of you in the future!

About Me

One last note for the Hot Drink and a Note Swap -- I drink just about anything except chai tea, and I love to try new things. I am looking forward to seeing what comes!

Ratings

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Comment: Aww the prairie dogs are so cute 💙 Happy New Year to you, as well!!
sazalina rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Jan 7, 2018
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LoveThis rated for Random PC International #12 on Dec 18, 2017
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Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card :)
gmasusie rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty card and stickers. Merry Christmas
Response: Thanks for the heart -- and Merry Christmas to you, too!
vlhafer54 rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the owl PC - Merry Christmas!
Response: Glad you liked them -- thanks for the heart.
lawchick rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 13, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing such a great memory. :)
DragonflyDreamer rated for Poems, Quotes and Notes #2 on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful poems and nice note. I really like 'Morning Thoughts' it is oh so true and a feeling like no other.
Response: Thanks for the heart. I am glad you liked my poem -- I feel truly blessed, and it sounds like you are, too. Happy Holidays!
millie52 rated for Meowy Christmas Cards on Dec 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cat card. They look so innocent but are mischievous. Mine is sleeping on the couch getting rested before I put her out for the night. Merry Christmas.
Response: Mine is sleeping, too -- and mad because we have been gone a couple of days so she didn't have people to sleep with. We can't let ours out for the night -- too many coyotes and predatory owls! Happy swapping!
blueseabliss rated for Poems, Quotes and Notes #2 on Dec 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I love the poems you chose and the selection of quotes! I'm so glad you joined in! Happy holidays!
Response: Thanks for letting me in! Happy holidays to you, too, and happy swapping in 2018!
AnneliesV rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and stamps
DebR rated for A Super DUPER Christmas Card Swap on Dec 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
junemoon rated for Poems, Quotes and Notes #2 on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for all the quote and the several poems, of course I know the Frost and a few years ago I discovered that fun Nash poem, the one about sleep with a partner is fine and yours is lovely. No need to apologize about not handwriting the poems. I DON'T LIKE hand written poems -- I think handwriting today is only needed on sympathy cards and special thank yous.
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything! Perhaps we will swap again. happy holidays, and happy swapping in 2018!
Noel rated for Any PC Your Heart Desires - US Only on Nov 25, 2017
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Comment: I love Oregon, my brother works at the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Thank you for the card!
nolagirl rated for How's the weather today US PC Swap on Nov 22, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card. It was perfect for this swap! Hope you're getting some cooler weather for Thanksgiving. We finally got a cool front just in time for the holidays.
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Comment: Funny card!
spinweaver rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card from Arizona :- )
Poohtat rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Myerscaroline6824 rated for Hosting my 100th Swap!! on Nov 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the pc’s, I am glad you and your family are whovians too and 4 is my doctor too, I just love his childlike wonder that even now has yet to fade
liljennyfoofoo rated for Flowers Pc swap on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: did you ever see him in the BBC productions of the Chronicles of Narnia? If you know the books -- Tom Baker played Puddleglum in The Silver Chair. The series is available on DVD. You might enjoy them.
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Comment: Thank you so much

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Comments

Buecherwurm on Oct 20, 2016:

Hey, I really received your address in the swap! :D I'll send the recipe at the weekend :)

And I'm happy that you both found that song interesting :)

NTEOWL on Oct 10, 2016:

Hi Pamelia!

You're one of my partners for the "What's in a name? PC Swap" and I wanted to comment on your profile because you call Alaska home. :) I was born, raised, and currently live in Alaska. Anchorage to be exact. I adore it here and like you, I prefer the cold weather! My dad actually lives in Arizona.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi in a comment since my postcard only has so much space, haha.

I love the name Pamelia, by the way. I don't think I've ever heard it pronounced the way you described before.

Happy swapping and hugs from Alaska! :)

ReadMoreBooks33 on Jul 26, 2016:

swededreams on Mar 27, 2015:

Hee hee hee. Thanks again!

craktpot on Oct 10, 2013:
craktpot on Oct 10, 2013:

Sharing this pic I recently saw at the local canter center when I took my friend for her last radiation treatment. Hope you are feeling lost better and healing!

anrtist on Aug 27, 2013:

Thanx for the nice reply to my swapbot name swap! ;-) Blessings, cc I SENT U AN Invite to the LLL GROUP!

BlueberryLady on Aug 23, 2013:

Hello and Hugs from Blueberry Lady...from Ohio

nginn1 on Aug 15, 2013:

Thanks for joining my Funny State Postcard swap!

joyhouse5 on Jul 8, 2013:

Guess what we do have light houses in AZ, on Lake Havasu. They are building smaller ones. Now the big question is: Can we get some postcards of them.

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/az.htm

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