Women I used to write with.

When I got a pass to the base I regularly bought the Stars & Stripes military newspaper, this paper had a page dedicated to penpal requests. This way I found lots of interesting people to write with.

Amy

Florida
Amy

Amy was from Orlando, Florida. Her pencils always ran empty so she would use more than one pencil to write her letters. I called her a couple of times at home. She then moved out of her parents place to live with a girl friend. She told me about how Florida was to live, and what she liked and didn't like about America.

Brenda

Germany
Brenda

Brenda was living in Germany when I first started writing with her. She had been divorced but hadn't changed her name yet. Later she married Eddie an African American and moved to New Mexico. Brenda is a devout Christian. She has a large family.

penpal

USA
Davis

This girl wrote me that her father had committed adultery and that she found this very wrong. I don't know her first name, I forgot.

Elena

Philippines
Elena

This is Elena from the Philippines.

Elena

Philippines
Elena

It has been so long since I wrote these women, I find it hard to remember information about these girls.

Hannah

Uk
Hannah

Hannah was British and had an Arab background. I phoned her once, that was fun!

Joy

Philippines
Joy

These girls wanted to call me collect, they never called me though.

Joy

Philippines
Joy

The girl in white on the left is Joy.

Maylie

Philippines
Maylie

This is Maylie, she was the prettiest of my penpals in the Philippines.

Rowena

Philippines
Rowena

I never asked these girls if they wanted to come to The Netherlands to come live with me, but they probably wanted to.

Wheng

Philippines
Wheng

This is Wheng. Here she is wearing a traditional Philippine dress. These girls loved to promote themselves.

Wheng

Philippines
Wheng

I cannot remember if Wheng was her surname or a nickname.

group photo

Philippines
Philippines

I got this photo from one of my Philippine penpals. These girls all studied, I think to become nurses. I thought The Philippines were a nice place to live.

Stephanie

Spain, Germany
Stephanie

Stephanie lived in Zaragozza Spain when I started writing with her. Her father was American and her mother was Spanish. She moved with her parents to Germany where I visited her. Stephanie sent me this photo from Spain.

Stephanie

Germany
Stephanie

I had dinner with her family which was an honor because I had never done anything like this before. The photo above with Stephanie and me was taken in Germany. Stephanie now lives in Florida with her three children. I remember how she wrote me about how her apartment had been damaged during a hurricane