Laura421's Guestbook



1st March 2014

So enjoy your blog. You are amazing. We are busy in our Midwestern city, dealing with potholes and impending storms--but doing our thing with projects and enjoying our cozy condo. Miss you.
28th February 2014

Good morning from a very decadent Florida, to say the least. Fascinating hearing of your challenges and the love of the children for you. There is a definite reason for you to be there. Saw Julia for coffee by the roadside in Gastonia, N
C as Jules and I were in Greenville, SC assisting Jonathan and three kids. Ran out of time and courage to look up Hugh and Eva on Greer, NC...hopefully next time. Traveling is crazy in SC and NC... Signage is awful! Looking forward to more glimpses of your Cambodia experience.
From Blog: Sleeping
28th February 2014

Hi Laura,I know from when I left my village in Samoa after two years there how heart wrenching leaving can be. As you know, your memories will stay with you forever and the experience has made your life richer even as you brought joy to tho
se lovely children. You a a lovely person. Thank you for sharing your blog with me. Peace,Ken
From Blog: Saying Good-bye
28th February 2014

Thanks for including me in the receipt of your blog postings. I have really enjoyed being in Cambodia vicariously through you. Your writing is so descriptive that I felt like I was really there. Please continue them as you travel through In
dia.
From Blog: Saying Good-bye
28th February 2014

Pure love of young and innocent kids is so refreshing. Laura, I am happy for you that you get to taste some of it.
From Blog: Saying Good-bye
27th February 2014

Hi Laura: I enjoy reading your blogs so much. I, too, love "real" books in my hands- the feel, the smell of paper and leather, being able to turn pages and put a bookmark in, close the book for a while and come back to it later. Also, I l
ike to undeline and jot down a thought, and reread old favorites, sometimes many years later.Good luck connecting. Sometimes I think the internet was created to teach us patience and tolerance.I'm thinking about you, also, traveling to KUL. It is a wonderful city of old and new. When I was there years ago, I visited a huge mall with a very large, fantastic dragon hanging from the ceiling. A group of young teenagers stopped me to talk-, to practice their English. We had a great time, asking questions both ways. Are you spendin time there? I hope so. .Safe journey..
26th February 2014

Writing about the beauty of libraries and books...that's music to this former librarian's ears.
25th February 2014

I, too, will be looking out for the slingshot wielding grandmother if ever I travel with her again! Great blog entry, Laura. I sure enjoy receiving them.
From Blog: Sunday
25th February 2014

Ohh do your children write a lot?:)
24th February 2014

Lovely blog, Laura. The story about kids making up a game or a toy as they go along sounds very familiar to me - because my own childhood in India was just like that. We did not "buy" any toys!. So, in the US, when my son - when he was very
little - wanted to play with the box in which his gift came without bothering to find out what the gift was - I let him. I am so thrilled for you that you are having such a fantastic time traveling and you are sharing your experience with those who get your blog. I am sure that a deep musing about the place you happen to be at a given time can change you in some ways. Places have their own energies. I will watch out for you - in case you bring a slingshot and aim at someone... just kidding - but hitting a spot 20 feet away is quite something and now you have this new skill. Be well. .
From Blog: Sunday
23rd February 2014

I loved reading this. As a returning visitor to Wat Opot, it was easy to put myself in your story. I tried teaching the hand bells on my first visit in 2006 and it was somewhat successful. Good luck with your performance, I'm sure it will b
e uplifting for all!
22nd February 2014

Fantastic ode to the sound-scape...Laura, I loved this post. Thanks.
18th February 2014

I'm enjoying your blog, what a wonderful thing your doing. I'm so happy your sharing your experience.
From Blog: New Clothing
17th February 2014

Love hearing about your adventures. I know it is nice and warm where you are as we just freeze and shovel snow. I know it will stop some day. I know what you mean about children sharing but remember you first must have something of your o
wn before you can share. Kids do adjust much better than we do. love
From Blog: New Clothing
17th February 2014

Laura...With delight I continue to read your blogs and cannot wait to share this one with my 12 yr. old granddaughter, Addie, who is at that stage of questioning sharing, etc. I want her to understand about others in this world and how for
tunate she is. You are an angel with your loving giving and observations..can't wait to hear more. Be safe!
From Blog: New Clothing
17th February 2014

Laura, you have taken what would be a very sad and ugly situation to most of us and made us see the beauty in it. What a rare gift you have, me dear.
From Blog: New Clothing
16th February 2014

Hi Laura,Thanks so much for sharing this. What a great way to share some of your time.Ken
From Blog: New Clothing
16th February 2014

Hi Laura, Loved this post from Chambauk. Wow, travel does open up the traveler's eyes to what is strange, rare and peculiar in a give set of circumstances. I have grown up in a culture that cannot exist without a generous spirit of sharing
. In some places on earth sharing is not dusting off the crumbs from the table so that the other person can taste the food. It is actually, "Giving" from one's heart, something special, or mundane, when one's own existence depended upon it. That generous 'giving' changes the life of the recipient once and for all. Laura, never stop watching, learning and growing...and you never will - because guess what you got?? "Travel-bug" Love and hugs. Vatsala.
From Blog: New Clothing
15th February 2014

Laura, you are so blessed as well as the people in Cambodia for having you there.Yes, I would love to come visit you soon. Right now I am packing to go to Singapore and Burma *Myrramar (its new name_ for 2 weeks. will write regularly, kee
p safe my friendsylvia garcia
From Blog: Saturday
13th February 2014

Loved your descriptions of your life in Cambodia. Felt like I was there. Glad you don't swim in the muddy water. Sounds like Cambodian children have lots of developmentally appropriate play. Gretchen
From Blog: Saturday
11th February 2014

We are loving the beautiful descriptions of your travel experiences...the environment, foods, people, all living creatures, etc. It is wonderful to live vicariously through your eyes and ears and the written words as you travel the globe. T
ake care. Be safe and stay healthy.
From Blog: Saturday
10th February 2014

Hi Laura,Wht a great thing to be doing for the kids and yourself. Wow, I'm simply blown away. I do agree... Probably not a good idea to swim in the muddy pool, but ever so tempting with the heat. Would it be worh it if you could rinse off
right after? However do you keep from bringing them all home with you???
From Blog: Saturday
10th February 2014

So fun to wake up to your blog. I fell like I am right there. Sounds like my Jenn in her Shabby Chic holiday house south of Perth. She had a possum in the house and two skinks in the sink. Love your descriptions of your time there. I am
sure they love you. We are settled into probably 12+ inches of snow and still cold. That 's winter in northern Ohio. Will see Julia this week as off to Greenville, SC to help with grandkids and then to FL for one week. Stay well.....love, Vicki
From Blog: Saturday
9th February 2014

Hi Laura,I love your very descriptive blogs! I can just see you doing your laundry and saving small creatures! And I know you are enjoying the heat! Keep these entries coming!
From Blog: Saturday
9th February 2014

Sounds like fun! Eve
From Blog: Saturday

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