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 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 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.
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.
This is Elena from the Philippines.
It has been so long since I wrote these women, I find it hard to remember information about these girls.
Hannah was British and had an Arab background. I phoned her once, that was fun!
These girls wanted to call me collect, they never called me though.
The girl in white on the left is Joy.
This is Maylie, she was the prettiest of my penpals in the Philippines.
I never asked these girls if they wanted to come to The Netherlands to come live with me, but they probably wanted to.
This is Wheng. Here she is wearing a traditional Philippine dress. These girls loved to promote themselves.
I cannot remember if Wheng was her surname or a nickname.
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 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.
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