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About Denise...

I live in Portsmouth, Virginia in the United States of America. I am a retired teacher, having taught for 39 years. I taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades during my career. I ended my career as a reading specialist.
I love animals. I own two Australian cattle dogs, a two year old fawn colored pug, a 10 week old black pug puppy, a parakeet, a cat, and two sugar gliders. I have had many kinds of pets including mice, hamsters, Guinea pigs, cockatiels, hedgehogs, tropical fish, betas, and gerbils.
My all time favorite food is any kind of cheese!
I have one daughter who is 29 years old.
I love to read both adult and children's books. At one time, I owned over 4000 children's books but I'm now down to about 1500.
I enjoy being outdoors in the warm sunshine, either working in the yard, hiking, sunning, going to the beach, walking, bird watching, or sightseeing.

Since retiring, I am determined to visit all 50 states in America and traveling outside of the U.S. So far, I have been to Canada and Aruba as well as Florida, Washington state, Alaska, Montana, Chicago, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. I love postcards and have a vast collection of picture postcards from all over the U.S. and other countries that have been given to me. I even have a postcard from 1911 and 1912. I collect commemorative stamps so I love colorful or unusual stamps. Anything you want to share about where you live, what you like, or about you would be terrific! I love watching old movies, especially those that make me cry and Disney classics. I love music, especially Christian contemporary songs sung by Chris Tomlin, Matt Mahe, and Mercy Me but I also enjoy listening to classical music.
I am now back to work at my church's child care center, working as a PreK 3 teacher. I work from 6 am until 12:30 pm five days a week and also Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 pm until 5:00 pm with after school care..
I will be temporarily leavings my job at the child care center at the end of August for medical reasons. I will split my time between my home in Virginia and my home in North Carolina.

I welcome most any postcard but love ones that bring a smile to my face when I take them from the mailbox!
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