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Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Original Member
Last Online: September 20, 2017
Birthday: December 14, 1944
Country: United States

About Me

I guess it is time to catch up! My surgery went well, but it has been rather a long recovery. Things are pretty much back to normal healthwise, although this is a busy time of the year as it is graduation season and winding down for summer break in some ways. It is good to be back to swapping, and thank you to everyone who let me know I would be in their prayers. Again I want to remind everyone -- 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 is now working for AK Senator Lisa Murkowski -- the youngest is now 4), life member of Girl Scouts of the USA, retired teacher, married for 51 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.

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!

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 am now past the FOURTH anniversary of my breast cancer surgery. I celebrated the first with a butterfly tattoo -- butterflies symbolize resurrection! I have now had 7 follow-ups, and am cancer free and planning to stay that way. 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: Love Love ME. thank you very Much.... Great little pictures too.
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart.
VASaint rated for ANIMAL PC #8 H is for... on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you, Pamela! I wonder how many of us in this swap ended up using "horse"?
Response: I would guess it is most of us! I would have used hyena, but I couldn't find one!
jn6754 rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Beautiful picture. I love Arizona, but have not heard of these caverns. I guess i'm coming back.
user3654 rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 11, 2017
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Comment: Really interesting info about the cave. looks liek a great place to visit. Thanks!
Toby2017 rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 8, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderfully gorgeous ATC and postcard!!! I do remember you and I was so glad to see we were gonna swap again!!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart.
mandigutterrose rated for Keep 1 Send 1 Back #8 on Sep 6, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for thinking of my family! My husband enjoyed the board of directors. Your card is going in the mail tomorrow.
Response: Great! I am very glad your family liked their cards. Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!
HelenG6 rated for Postcards x5 on Sep 5, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the nice sand dollar card. Yes, I have a good collection of GLH books. It was a challenge to read one novel, but had ti discontinue it. I just have to read other book club selections.
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Comment: Beautiful card, thank you!. Could almost be another favourite places of mine. :)
Response: glad you liked it -- thanks for the heart!
RevisionistPaper rated for Postcards x5 on Aug 30, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I agree with you that the women pioneers of the west are truly stong.
aprilivy rated for Postcards x5 on Aug 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I love it!
Response: Glad you liked it -- thanks for the heart and happy swapping!
aprilivy rated for Postcard: National Parks on Aug 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you :) I love Bryce Canyon!
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for the heart.
kathiann rated for Postcards x5 on Aug 28, 2017
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Comment: I'm sure that my daughter will love the card! She's visiting with my mom right now so I can't show it to her (they're in a different state). I will look for that email with the cake recipe, I can't wait to see it!
Response: Let me know when you get the recipe. I have been having some computer trouble, so it would be good to know you got it. Thanks for the heart.
Churchmouse70 rated for Postcards x5 on Aug 28, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sand dollar PC! Yes, we have them in South Carolina also. The kids and I found a bed of them one time in Charleston. We pulled about 100 of them from the water. Lol! Don't worry, we only kept a few. 😃
Response: You are most welcome! I have never seen that many in Oregon -- maybe because the beaches are rocky and the Pacific is pretty cold! Thanks for the heart.
Babsmomof5 rated for ATC- Stained Glass on Aug 25, 2017
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Comment: Wow, what a beautiful atc, and such lovely extras! I really enjoyed hearing about the gift your church received. Such a special and touching story!
Response: I am so glad you liked the ATC -- it took a couple of tries, and I wasn't sure about the end result. Thanks for the
sophiaso rated for Science Postcard swap #2 on Aug 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much. It's inspiring to read your introduction of Hypatia. After reading your note, I googled her. The more stories I read about her, the more I'm fascinated 'coz I thought she was a Greek goddess at the first glance. "Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." - Hypatia
Response: Glad you liked the card and are enjoying learning about Hypatia -- nothing makes this retired teacher happier than having someone say they are enjoying learning! Thanks for the heart, and happy swapping!
ainaignies rated for Postcard Swap - Birds on Aug 24, 2017
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Comment: Thank you
naturenerd3 rated for Desert Cactus ATC on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the ATC and postcard. Interesting choice of cactus :)
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Comment: I'd love to see 12 grizzlies in one day! Thanks for the great card.
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Comment: What a beautiful view! Thank you!
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Comment: adorable.
Response: Glad you like it -- thanks for the heart!

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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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