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Gabrielle

Gabrielle
Original Member
Last Online: March 30, 2022
Birthday: December 14, 1944
Country: United States

About Me

Well, the last time I posted an update we were starting the process of moving to Oregon. We did that at the end of 2019. Since then, we have had all the pandemic stuff, plus wildfires, a summer with heat waves, and a cold snap which left us without power for over a week. Add to that all the usual moving into a new to us be actually old house and there hasn't been much time for Swap-Bot or anything else. So, I am starting slow with one PC swap. Here's my personal stuff, with updates. Mother of 4 plus a "courtesy daughter", grandmother of 10. The oldest one and her husband now live and work in Boise, ID, and they presented us with our first great-grandchild last summer. The youngest is now 10, and in fourth grade. I am a life member of Girl Scouts of the USA, as is my husband. I'm a retired teacher, married for almost 57 years to a wonderful man. I call Alaska home (Univ. of AK/Fairbanks, '67) and try to get back there whenever possible. We are getting settled in a new church home and a new community, although the pandemic has kept us from getting to know very many people yet. Love to read, do counted cross-stitch, and travel. We are really enjoying Oregon and the cooler weather -- even the rain after living in Arizona for almost 40 years.

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 shows, NCIS and the spin-offs, although the original is still the best. And Jeopardy (RIP Alex) and Wheel of Fortune! And Call the Midwife which we watch with our older daughter and her husband, who also live here.

Favorite Crafts

Mostly cross-stitch. 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 almost 5 years past my last visit with Oncology at the Mayo Clinic, although I do go back once a year for mammograms, as they have all my records. I celebrated my "survivor" diagnosis with a butterfly tattoo -- butterflies symbolize resurrection! 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!

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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun postcard! The best part was hearing the story about your trip there! I am a daughter of a Vietnam Vet and your message just hit me in the feelz! I was immediately imagining Hawaii at that time and how awesome it must of been! Here's to love! Thanks again and keep up the awesome!
esmy77 rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Jul 15, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love Christmas!!!
frenchd73 rated for Send a Sunset PC on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc!! I absolutely love sunsets!!
marinda rated for Send a Sunset PC on Jul 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful sunset postcard!
Marykstaveness rated for Outer Space PC Swap #5 on Jun 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you!
CANNEKCUL rated for Christmas in July: Card Swap on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Hi! Thank you for the cute Christmas card and pc.
Kathy821 rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #5 on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great postcard. I love route 66
porpie5 rated for Railroad PC Swap #5 - Int'l on Jun 27, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I haven't been to Norway, either, but I have been to AZ and the Grand Canyon. Both are beautiful (and a lot cheaper than going to Norway)! Just FYI, the picture was coming off the background almost entirely by the time it got to me; maybe the humidity loosened it. Thanks again!
CWarner rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #5 on Jun 22, 2019
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Comment: All 3 of my cards from partners on this swap arrived on the same day! Love me some Route 66 -- thanks much Pamelia! BTW, I LOVE that quote about a man's feet and his eyes--same goes for women!
Response: Glad you liked the card and the quote! I think that was meant to be man in the sense of a generic human, if you take into account the age of the writer. At any rate, I think it says something really important in today's world! Thank for the heart, and happy swapping!
MissBrenda rated for Sender's Choice Postcard Swap #8 on Jun 20, 2019
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Comment: I have not been to Hawaii and sadly probably will never go there. Thanks for the PC from there. Have a great day and happy swapping.....
haagmm rated for Cut & Paste Postcard - USA/Canada on Jun 19, 2019
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Comment: Lovely postcard!! And I totally appreciate the stamps too!! Thanks
sharmison33 rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #5 on Jun 18, 2019
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Comment: I love the Rt 66 postcard and the quote. Thanks 😊
kssunlover1947 rated for State Capitol Postcard - USA on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the Boise ID card. I do like the buildings like that one. It seemed to be a popular style for the capitols built in the late 1800s to early 1900s.
cadel rated for Just a Postcard: Your city/town on May 21, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your postcard. I like it and visit your country is one of my dreams.
JessP rated for Just a Postcard: Your city/town on May 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard! My husband is a huge fan of Tombstone stories so he was happy to see it too :)
eimn rated for Quote on the Back of the Postcard on May 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Pamelia for the lovely postcard of the hummingbird. I love it and I also love the quote :) Happy swapping!
Ukucaitie rated for Postcard with a Quote - Rnd 8 on Apr 19, 2019
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Comment: Thank you and love the quotes!
Noodles84 rated for Funny Animals Postcard Swap on Mar 2, 2019
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Comment: Love the postcard!
Babytreese rated for Funny Animals Postcard Swap on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Hey Pamella! This was indeed a funny animal postcard! ;-) Thanks and have a great 2019!

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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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