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Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Original Member
Last Online: August 16, 2018
Birthday: December 14, 1944
Country: United States

About Me

I am back to normal and feeling good. Thanks for the well wishes! Now back to the normal profile stuff -- Mother of 4 plus a "courtesy daughter", grandmother of 10 (the oldest one now lives and works in Boise, ID, and the youngest is now 6 and just finished kindergarten.). 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,and Castle and bones, all of which I hated to see end. 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

matt319 rated for Where You Live (PC) - September on Aug 15, 2018
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dcp0112 rated for Pointy Hat PC on Aug 14, 2018
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Comment: Super cute PC. Would love to visit Oregon sometime, it looks beautiful and of course would love to meet the Wolf Eel too! lol! Thanks for a great swap!
VivaLaDiane rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pc from Alaska. I was thinking I was cool for being here over a decade but you’ve got two of them! Congrats and thanks for being a valuable member to this website. Much love! ❤️❤️
Response: Glad you liked the card, and thanks for the heart and the compliment. I hope we swap again some time.
laubee rated for Join 7/31, Send PC 8/1-US ONLY on Aug 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the thoughtful card and note!
RachelSwaps rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
katmandu rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 7, 2018
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Comment: This is a great coast, and I thought the cliffs were really huge until I read how short the lighthouse is! I'm sure it's too cute in person! Great goal! I've only seen one lighthouse, in Maine, maybe one day I'll get to see more too! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!
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Comment: I did go to BC Central. I would have graduated in 1973 but I had quit before that
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Summer Vacation Postcard on Jul 30, 2018
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Comment: Beautiful Oregon pc! I spent a summer in Oregon back in the late, late 1980s and LOVED it!! Bend was my home for a few months and I can think of no place else I'd rather return a visit to!! ----- Ooo I got one from you from Boise too! THANK You! I have yet to visit Idaho and have added that to my Must-See list since one of my close friends recently moved there! xx Gabi
ahren rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -JULY on Jul 23, 2018
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Comment: That museum sounds fascinating ! I love hearing all about the desert, or dessert as my students call it. Thank you!
Gatzcat rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you! Neat story.
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Comment: Thanks for your PC of Alaska and matching stanza about the Yukon. Happy swapping!
JenniferJo rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 11, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
preslarb rated for Mr. Rogers Postcard Swap on Jul 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC!! I definitely watched the show during my childhood years and my kids watched as well. He has become a hero and a wonderful example of "loving the least" of us during this turbulent time in our history.....
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Comment: Thanks! I will definitely look up that poem!
Petre rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jul 3, 2018
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Comment: thank you!
Breadzim rated for Quick Turn Around PC 2 on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the card! I am a cat person and love the card. And how great is it is, that we live so close by!
jenmcjen rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jun 20, 2018
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Comment: This was awesome! First, the quote on the postcard is so me. When I was young, I did wild and crazy things, telling myself someday I would be old and boring, so I have to get it all out now. Now here I am, legitimately older and wiser! Your book sounds interesting. And strangely, the first and last lines together make me think of the same theme, that of youth and wildness, aging, and looking back to our youth. I would love cats, too, if I were not deathly allergic to them! Thanks for the awesome postcard and good book referral.
Response: Actually, you got at least on of the books' themes just right. I hope you can enjoy cats at least vicariously if you read it. Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!
Jodi1982 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #100 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely note card. Sounds like you had a nice mothers day!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 2x2x2 - Postcards *USA* on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you, Pamelia! These are beautiful and the Chicken Alaska card CRACKS ME UP! Believe it or not, one of my very dear friends lives there! She has NOT sent me a postcard from there though..... Hmmm I need to get on her about that!! Thank you for the book recommendation too! I will definitely be checking that one out! ~ xx Gabi
Response: wow! What a coincidence! Do find and read Tisha. It was out of print for a long time, but is now available again. Thanks for the heart.
gojenn rated for 2x2x2 - Postcards *USA* on May 18, 2018
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Comment: Love the bears!! Thanks so much!!
Response: Glad you liked them -- thanks for the heart!

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Comments

katmandu on Jun 29, 2018:

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Here's a kitty of your own shipped all the way from Texas!!

Katina

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!

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