kerrytoad

kerrytoad, United States of America
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  • icon 23rd April 1953
    (68 years old)

About Kerry...

Hi everyone! I am so looking forward to meeting you!

Please send any card you would like to (especially if it makes you smile). The more you write on the back the better. Another postcrosser wrote: "The picture is the body of the postcard, the writing is its soul." I agree.

Below is more information about me if you are interested. But here is the most recent news:

I was just diagnosed with a dangerous and rare (literally one in a million) type of breast cancer. I will be having chemotherapy and then removing one breast. I could not have better support, help and love than my husband. He and I are taking this journey one day at a time. I am so lucky and grateful.

If you would care to share stories of your own hardships and what inspired and helped you to travel through them, I will be interested.

If you like to send envelopes with pretty stamps and little gifts and surprises, or if you like to make homemade cards, I will enjoy them.

Anything you choose to send or say will delight me. Thank you!

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My name is Kerry. I'm a 68-year-young woman who grew up in Iowa in the heartland of the USA. My father was a professor of computer science at a large university. My mother stayed at home to raise me and my sister and help run an art center in town. Both my parents showered us with love but died much too young (cancer from smoking). My sister is well and we are good friends.

My wonderful new husband grew up on an Iowa farm where his parents and two brothers still work. We are so grateful and happy to have found each other. I have two boys and he has two girls who have grown and left the nest. We both LOVED raising our children and are so happy to have them in our lives. We also have two delightful grandchildren but they live too far away!

I am retired from teaching both biology and art appreciation at a small college. I am doing more of my own artwork (my avatar is my own painting) and I'm treating myself to Postcrossing to celebrate retirement! My husband is retired from working in the schools with children who have special needs. We look forward to more exploration and play together.

What makes me smile? Surprises. Making other people happy. Children playing. Toads. Welsh Corgis. Human and animal babies. Being outdoors (my husband and I met kayaking). Movies. Snowflakes. Fireworks. The first daffodil of spring. My mom's chocolate cake and cherry pie. Reading in a hammock in the shade of trees. Giving gifts. Music and art. Exploring spirituality. So much more...

What am I grateful for? LIFE, and this wonderful world in which to live it and people with whom to share it, including YOU!

I hope that each of our cards will be a tiny stitch in a growing tapestry of positive connections between people of our earth so that eventually we can all live in mutual respect, understanding, friendship, and peace.

I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for writing me!

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