(Note to US Postcrossers : rates go up to $.36 for domestic cards on January 24, 2021).
A warm Texas "Howdy" to you - I look forward to your card:-)
I am Pam,a retired 6th grade teacher living in the Piney Woods of East Texas with my husband and our basset hound, Snorkel. We have three adult children - a son in Hong Kong, a son and a daughter in Texas. We have also hosted 4 exchange student "sons" (2 from Germany, 1 from Belgium, and 1 from the Czech Republic), and an occasional couch surfer (most recently from Denmark and Latvia).
A little about me
-All four of my grandparents immigrated from Sweden .
-I studied German and worked two summers in Bremen and one summer in Munich a long time ago (1968-70)
-I was an optometrist for 20 years.
-I was a 6th grade teacher for the next 22 years.
-I am a 31 year Stage III cancer survivor (my greatest achievement ).
-At the age of 72 I await my newest mission in life:)
-I have been fortunate in travel but still dream of visiting places like Barcelona, Rome, Warsaw, Budapest, Portugal, St. Petersburg, and North Dakota (my last state:) Do you have a suggestion?
I treasure each card I receive, but these make me smile a little bigger :)
-art from your country (I love being introduced to new artists!)
-places or culture unique to your country
-something that makes me laugh, lets me dream, or helps me learn
-Inge Look or the Little Mole or maybe a Moomin or???
-homemade is fine (thank you for taking the time)
-interesting stamps are always appreciated :) and amazing
suggestions for message:
-what you are doing in life, your goals and dreams
-what makes you happy or your favorite things
-what puts a smile on your face
-a history lesson or language lesson
-a favorite quote or advice
-something about the card you sent
What a wonderful project Postcrossing is - an opportunity for all of us to become positive World ambassadors BUILDING BRIDGES, NOT WALLS.
If you have the time, here is a link to a video about my town. I think you'll enjoy taking a look. It is life in East Texas.