Walter and Annerose live in the Pacific Northwest. We met in New York City in 1981 and we were "blessed" in marriage by Rev. Moon in a large ceremony with 4,000 people (2100 couples) in Madison Square Garden in 1982. We have five children, born between 1987 and 1999. https://www.facebook.com/walter.g.lowe
Here's a link to what inspired us: http://dplife.info/
I (Walter) teach English at Green River College near Seattle. It is a very beautiful campus and we have many international students here. If people are thinking of studying in the USA, this is a good choice. http://www.greenriver.edu.
Also, I referee youth soccer matches on weekends. Three of our children also do this, so we sometimes are the entire referee crew.
I (Annerose) am from Austria (my birthday is Jan 1st). I am involved in many volunteer community activities, mostly related to helping young people become good community members. I volunteer in programs connecting religious, government, education, and business people. I work part time at the college bookstore.
Walter attended college in Seattle and Buffalo (NY) before teaching in Afghanistan as a Peace Corps Volunteer for two years. He reads lots of student writing assignments, so he relaxes by reading mystery novels and solving jigsaw puzzles.
Annerose went to the London area as an "au pair" student and studied English for a year. The next year she went to Paris to study French. She relaxes by tending to our backyard garden, doing home improvement projects, and cooking tasty healthy meals for the family. She works part time at the college bookstore.
We both enjoy hiking, soccer, and gardening, but mostly we enjoy doing things with family. We always try to have dinner together, and summers we enjoy eating in the garden. After dinner we read a story or book chapter together. Our family enjoys attending games with the Seattle Sounders (soccer/futbol/foosball), our favorite soccer team. http://www.soundersfc.com/ We also enjoy listening to "old time" radio programs like "Our Miss Brooks" and "The Aldrich Family" available online.
When we lived in New York, Walter used to travel around the USA doing sales. He sent many postcards back to family and friends here in Washington. They read them and were going to throw them away, so he started saving them when he visited. Now we have settled down here in his original home area.
Since participating in Postcrossing, we now look for little baskets of cards in thrift shops and postcard books in the sales bins at bookstores.
If you wonder what kinds of postcards we like, you can look at our "favorites" collection. Don't worry about spelling or grammar - Walter is 'off duty' as an English teacher when he leaves school! Please write a message more than "happy postcrossing!" or "I hope you like this card"!