Let us come together as part of this wonderful Postcrossing community to become positive World ambassadors, accepting our differences and embracing our commonalities. Let us BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS.
I am Pam,a retired 6th grade teacher living in the Piney Woods of East Texas with my husband, “Dr. Bug” (he’s an entomologist). Sadly, we lost the third member of our household in April, 2021, our beloved basset hound Snorkel (my avatar r.i.p 2008-2021). In August, 2021, a stray cat we named Yoda adopted us. She promptly presented us with kittens Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, which have all joined our household. 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 (pre-Covid times).
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 34 year Stage III cancer survivor (my greatest achievement ).
-At the age of 75 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?
*update December 2022- I was able to meet my daughter in Barcelona for 4 wonderful days- a beautiful city!
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 ,Little Mole, Moomin , Beryl Cook ladies, 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
-how COVID affected your life
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.