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From "Chrysta" @ John Naron jnaron@web-access.net

Hi! Brandi, .........
My name is Chrysta. I'm Mr. John's grandaughter. I'm 12 - 1/2. I live in Austin, Texas. I'm visiting here at my grandpa's house( Mr. John's house ). I just wanted to say hi and talk to you. My favorite color is purple; what is your favorite color? I like ice cream and cookies; do you like them? I love to skate, read, watch t.v., and listen to music. What do you like to do, Brandi? I really like that potatoe candy your Mommy makes. Mr. John let me have a piece. Brandi, I gotta go to send this message. Please write me back on the computer.

Bye now!!!! *G* ~ Chrysta

Dear Chrysta;

Mr John (WELDOR) is very nice. I like him. ----> I'm 12 1/2. ^----> I'm eight. My mommy types this for me. ----> I live in Austin, Texas. ^I live in Woodstock, Virginia ----> I'm visiting here at my grandpa's house ( Mr. John's house ). ^----> I live with my grandma (I used to call her Nana when I was little - but I have been with her since I was 6 months old and when I started going to school I began to call her mommy because I never saw my mother. She didn't really want me to - because she said she loves being my grandma - but mommys are more than mothers - and so I call her my mommy because that's what she has always been to me. ----> I just wanted to say hi and talk to you. ^----> I like to talk in e-mail too! ----> My favorite color is purple; what is your favorite color? ^----> Pink, I think - but I like purple too and my mommy only writes in purple inkpens cause she loves that color. ----> I like ice cream and cookies; do you like them? ^----> Me too - I love ice cream. Especially when it is chocolate. I like LOVE OREOS. My mommy says I'm a Chocoholic!!!!! ----> I love to skate, read, watch t.v., and listen to music. ^----> I'm learning how to read - mommy reads to me a lot. We love books. We also watch t.v. - we like The Waltons and Rescue 911. You learn important things on that show and something could happen and you would know what to do if it did because you saw it on there. We like movies too. We always buy the new Walt Disney movies when we see them in the store. We record a lot of movies which we have on tape - we don't like commercials much. I love to sing Christian songs about Jesus and God, do you? ----> What do you like to do, Brandi? ^----> Ride my bike and in the summer we go to our pool EVERY day at two o'clock until about 5 or 6 o'clock. I play outside with my dogs. I like to go to Pizza-Hut on Kids' night and my favorite place to eat out is Chineese food. We play games a lot too. And snuggle. ----> I really like that potatoe candy your Mommy makes. ^----> She was making that stuff for three days!!!! I hope you enjoy your visit with your Grandpa. We are going to make pizzas now. We make our own for each of us on little burrito wrappers and it is just like little Pizza Hut ones, but even better! I am going to have RootBeer with mine. *s*

Thank you for writing to me! ~ Brandi

Subject: Double Hi, Brandi!!! ~ Brandi,

hi again! I like pink too; my room is that color. Yes, I like to sing Christian songs. I looove oreos too. The best chocolate thing in the world is a Baby Ruth candy bar. Have you ever had one before? If not you should. It's like a Snicker bar only with more nuts, caramel, and most importantly more chocolate!!! I hope you enjoy your pizza and Root Beer. It sounds yummy!!! For lunch "Welder" and I are making cornbread and black-eyed peas. In Texas we believe eating black-eyed peas on New Year's is good luck. You put a dime in the pot whoever gets the dime has good all year long. My grandma and Mr. John's wedding anniversary today. They've been married for 42 years!!! Daddy ( my father ) says Mema ("Welder's" wife ) should get the Medal of Honor for putting up with someone like Pepa (Mr. John ) for 42 years. Funny huh? Well write me back now. Oh, one question. When I get the Internet at my house will you write me? I'll give the address when we get it. *BS* Please?!?

Bye! ~ Chrysta

What is the difference between friendship and love?
Love can hurt and break, But friendship never does.

Dear Chrysta;

----> I like pink too; my room is that color. ^----> Mine has wallpaper with big and little hearts all over it. You can see it if you want to by going to my own place on our homepages.
http://www.user.shentel.net/nbaker/Brandi/myroom.html ----> The best chocolate thing in the world is a Baby Ruth candy bar. Have you ever had one before? ^----> Yes, I have had that candy. Do you like Tootsie rolls and M&Ms? We have to share them (my mommy and me) because I can't eat red food dye - I have a really bad reaction to it in my brain (neurologically is what mommy says it is) and it is VERY dangerous for me). So I eat the green ones and the blue ones and mommy and Peach and Pappy eat the others which I put into a dish. Did you know that the brown covers on the M&Ms have more red food dye in them that the red ones?!!! ^The VERY BEST THING I LIKE chocolate is HagaanDaas chocolate ice cream! MMmmmmmmm! Did you ever eat that? AND real fudge!!!! ----> In Texas we believe eating black-eyed peas on New Year's is good luck. You put a dime in the pot ^----> My Great Grandma and Great Grandpa believe that and do it too - but not the DIME. That was the first time I ever heard of that. Did anybody ever swallow the dime by accident? ---->` My grandma and Mr. John's wedding anniversary today. ^----> Mommy sent them a really pretty anniversary card for it, did you get to see it. It even plays music. ----> Oh, one question. When I get the Internet at my house will you write me? I'll give the address when we get it. *BS* Please?!? Bye! ^----> Oh yes! I would REALLY love to do that! I have been wanting so much to have a pen-pal like my mommy does in her e-mail with her friend in Arkansas - Snicki. Another little girl is writing to me - but she only does that when she is visiting her grandparents in North Carolina. Her name is like yours, kind-of. It is Kayla. I would like to have a page with some of my e-mail letters on it - do you want to be on it? If you want to write things that you don't want on there - you could tell me. But maybe if other kids see me writing with friends - they will write to friends too and have more friends in different places. Wouldn't that be nice? What grade are you in in school. What is your favorite subject? How long will you be at your Pepas' house now? When do you go back to school? I am having fun playing games at home. We like to do that. I have my own computer and can get on the internet too on it. If you go to this place and look at the childrens' links mommy put up there, you will see some of my favorite places to go - Mommy put them up there and all you have to do is click on the name of one and it will take you right to it - and when you are finished and click on "BACK" you will come back to the links page and can choose another one! I hope you will like some of them too! *S* Here is the links place; FREESOUL & LINKS - (Lots of great direct links)
http://www.user.shentel.net/nbaker/Links.html 

Bye for now, From Brandi

Brandi,

Okay well let's see about answering your questions. Yes I love tootsie rolls and M&Ms. I didn't know that about the brown M&Ms. How strange. I love those home pages. I love the pictures of Pinki. He's(?) so cute!!! I'm in 7th grade at Tippit Middle School. Texas History is my favorite subject in school. Mr.Colbert is my history teacher. He is fun but can be mean. Yes I've had that type of ice cream before. I love fudge. Nope no one has ever swallowed the dime. Guess what I ate just after I wrote to you and I got the dime. Anyhow yes I did see the card your Mommy sent Pepa was showing it off to Mema and me. It was pretty. Yes I'd love to be on your e-mail page. You can visit my home page when we get one. It should be about Saturday before we get one. I like that page with Gypsy on the rock and stuff. I'm leaving tomorrow at 10:00 am. Here are my questions for you: 1)Have you ever been on a plane before? I have all the way to Ireland and back. 2)Do you like meatballs? I've got a super recipe for them. It's yummy!!! 3) Do you like cats? I do but mine just died. I still have my two dogs though. 4)Have you ever eaten sashimi? I did once. It's raw fish. Some people call it "sushi" but that's wrong. Tuna ia okay, salmon is awful, but halibut is scrumptious. Gotta go so you can write me back.
Bye now!!! ~ Chrysta

Love goes to love like school boys from they're books,
but love from love like to school with heavy looks. ( Romeo & Juliet)

Dear Chrysta;

----> I love the pictures of Pinki. He's(?) so cute!!! ^----> Pinki is a girl. We are going to put pictures of our other two dogs up soon... I will let you know when. ----> Guess what I ate just after I wrote to you and I got the dime. ^----> That is SO exciting! I bet you were real happy, Chrysta! I am going to tell my great-grandma and great grandpa about the dime part - maybe they will want to start doing that every year too! *s* I am glad you will be the luckiest! Are you going to save the dime to remember this year when you got it? ----> Yes I'd love to be on your e-mail page. ^----> Mommy said that if we are really going to keep writing to each other - maybe she should put us on a page like she put her friend on.... Do you want to see her penpal? Your Pepa may want to see her too because she used to be in the chat group that they were all together in.... She said she would call it Brandis' Penpal, Chrysta! It is on here, (her friend Snickelfritz who lives in Arkansas). If you have a picture to send, she will put that up there too! ----> I like that page with Gypsy on the rock and stuff. ^----> GYPSY is my mommys' "handle" on the internet and on the CB!   Did you go to some of my favorite places? Did you like them? Which ones did you like best? ----> I'm leaving tomorrow at 10:00 am. ^----> Gosh - I will miss you a lot! It is nice to talk to you. ----> 1)Have you ever been on a plane before? ^----> No. When I was born they were going to fly me to a University medical center but the helicopter was already flying somebody and they couldn't wait for it so they did it in a "Neonatal unit" which is a special ambulance that a real doctor rides in with the babies. But I would not have remembered it even if they did fly me there. ----> I have all the way to Ireland and back. ^----> I don't know where Ireland is - but mommy says there is Irish blood in us. I have seen some movies that the people were in Ireland. ----> 2)Do you like meatballs? I've got a super recipe for them. It's yummy!!! ^----> YES!!!! And spaghetti too! Mommy says if you send the recipe she will make them for us. She is a really good cook and likes to try new recipes from people. ----> 3) Do you like cats? I do but mine just died. I still have my two dogs though. ^----> I am so sorry about your cat dying. Was it old? Or did it get into an accident? When my mommys' dog Buffy died in April, we got another little one named ChiCho <he is a boy Chihuahua>. While we were looking for a little one for her(until we found him) - we found this other one in the pound - a hound dog - and they were going to put her to sleep about a week after we saw her. She was such a neat dog and I loved her so much that we went back there and got her so that they would not kill her. She was six months old then. She is a girl too and her name is Tippi. She and Pinki play so cute all the time! But three dogs is a lot to take care of! Did you read about when Buffy died? She was 18 years old. She died on the same day, the next year after my Uncle Eric (mommys' son) was killed. It was so sad for us. You can read about Buffy here if you want to, but it is a very sad thing to read. I still cry when we read it sometimes. BUFFYs' LAST DAYS
----> 4)Have you ever eaten sashimi? I did once. It's raw fish. Some people call it "sushi" but that's wrong. ^----> EEeeeeuuuwwwwwwhhhh! I don't think I could eat that! ----> Tuna ia okay, ^----> That's what I think too. ----> salmon is awful, ^----> But we make salmon-cakes with onions in them and I like them a LOT! ----> but halibut is scrumptious. ^----> I don't think I have tasted that unless it is in fish sticks? This has been a lot of fun today! Mommy says she is being my secretary. If we write a lot I will probably get better at writing for myself. We are playing UNO (I had a nap between the games. We took a Jacuzzi-bath and then I got sleepy from it! Now we will play some more UNO. Do you like to play games?

From, Brandi

Subject: ~~~~Adios~~~~

Bye till later Brandi! I'm leaving tomorrow. This is good -bye till I get the Internet. I've got your address don't worry. It turns out I need to leave by 9:00am instead of 10:00am. Bye Brandi!!! *g* ~ Chrysta *VBS*

Love pours sweetness into everything

Subject: ~~~~Adios-2-U-2~~~~ Chrysta;

I am so sorry that you have to leave! My mommy says she will design us a page and put our letters up on Saturday or Sunday - so I will send you the address when I get yours. Thank you for sending the letter so I will have all of them! *s~ We are playing UNO - do you like that game? Bye ~~~~~<waving>~~~~~

{{{{{{{Chrysta}}}}}}} ~ Love, Brandi

Subject: Hey! Wake-up!!! Hey Brandi!!!

Guess what? My flight was canceled!!! I'm not leaving till tomorrow. How great is that? How are you today? I visited that Wacky Web Tales thing on Gypsy's page. It's so funny. I loved it!!! *G* Gotta go so you can write me back.~ Chrysta

If you are to be loved, love and be lovable. *G*

Brandi,

I have questions for you. I hope you get these before I leave on Saturday. 1)Do you ever wish that you could be someone else? I do. I hate my hair, my mom always travels, and my boyfriend (ex) was going to move away still angry at me for dumping him. I wrote him a long letter saying how much I enjoyed having him as a friend. Before I could deliver it that day to his band locker, he had left to move 10 minutes earlier than I got there. We used to dance to all the slow songs together. Now on all the sad ones about breaking-up, I cry. 2) Do you play an instrument? I do. It's the trumpet. Daniel (my ex-boyfriend) used to play it to. That's how we met. I love my trumpet. It is so loud and fun; you would love the music I can play on it. Buuum,bum,bbbum,ba,da,da,daaa,da,dummm,da, daaa,daaa,da,da,dummm,da,dum,dum,dummm,da,daaa That's what the Russian Sailor's Dance (a song not a real dance, just part of the ballet The Red Poppy)sounds like on my trumpet. 3) Have you ever seen the movie Matilda? I have and it was good. I also read the book. If you haven't seen the movie see it, but only after your mommy reads you the story (if she already hasn't). It's really super funny. You would like it. In one part a boy (Bruce) eats a WHOLE chocolate cake that's 18 inches wide!!!!*lol* I liked the movie and book, and you will too. Once agian they (the movie and book) are called Matilda. 4)Do you ever wish you could go see Texas? I don't! Mostly cause I live here, but anyway...*G cutly* I like it here, but it's so much prettier in Ireland. It's so green you'd think someone would have invented green just for Ireland. *laughs* In New Mexico at Rudosio Downs there is a race track for horses that you must past to get to the mountians 5 miles north. Brandi the snow is so white it looks like a cloud on Earth. Of course you livng up further north than Texas you probably see more snow than us. 5)Do you like strawberries? I loooove them. Even more than chocolate. Oh wait!!! Even better!!! When they are dipped in chocolate!!! They are so yummy! *Smiles, staring into space, silently wishing for chocolate covered stawberries.* You would love it if you like strawberries. You take melted chocolate chips ( can't be chocolate syryp. Won't stick right) and pour on strawberries. Covering the whole red part of the berry. Set in frige till the chip sauce hardens. Eat up!!! Yum! *VBS* Well I gotta get off this danabit computer. Bye Brandi! ~ Chrysta

Dawn to dawn, Dusk to dusk, If for an answer from you I must wait, wait I must.

Hello Chrysta!

Gee - I was SO surprised! I wasn't even going to check my mail right now, but just did because mommy checked hers and I wrote to Kayla earlier and she might have written back to me already because she is visiting with her grandparents too (in N.C.) ----> Guess what? My flight was canceled!!! ^----> Sorry I didn't find out till now. We have been playing games all day and now we rented a movie on our DISH network - so we are missing some of it and it is very funny.... But we have the recorder on so I can see it again when I want to. ----> I visited that Wacky Web Tales thing on Gypsy's page. ^----> We liked it there too. ----> 1)Do you ever wish that you could be someone else? ^----> No, I like being me a lot. ----> I hate my hair, ^----> I like mine but sometimes I wish it was natural curly like my Mommys ~ ----> my boyfriend (ex) was going to move away still angry at me ^----> I have a boy who likes me some and he is nice but I don't know much about boyfriends yet. But I am sorry that those sad song, and `breaking-up' make you cry. ----> 2) Do you play an instrument? I do. It's the trumpet. ^----> I play my harmonica some and my Pappy brought us a Piccalo and we play with my Uncle Erics' keyboard now too - but I'm not really good at any of them yet. ----> 3) Have you ever seen the movie Matilda? I have and it was good. ^----> YES, yes, yes.... I LOVE MATILDA and I have seen it at least six times or more. Mommy bought it for me when they were selling it at the grocery store. She likes it too. ----> 4)Do you ever wish you could go see Texas? ^----> I don't know, really. I don't know much about it - but I like to go to new places. Ireland sounds really nice the way you talk about it too. ----> you probably see more snow than us. ^----> We just had over 8 inches of snow. We made snow-cream that day... Do you like snow cream? ----> 5)Do you like strawberries? I loooove them. ^----> Hey!!! Me too! We eat LOTS of them all summer! ----> When they are dipped in chocolate!!! They are so yummy! *Smiles, ^----> Mommy says we can try that. I might like it but we have never tried it before. Thanks for telling us how to do it! ----> Dawn to dawn, Dusk to dusk, If for an answer from you I must wait, wait I must. ^----> So you like to write poetry and stuff? My Uncle Eric did that too and so does my mommy and my Pappy too. I probably will too when I'm older! If I had known you were there - we could have written more - but my mommy is really hurting tonight (she just had surgery last month) and it is hurting her to sit up and type. She will be okay in the morning - so maybe we can write then. It is much later here than in Texas - It is 11 O'Clock here~~~. We will close now and send this to you. If you will be there for a while tomorrow - write to me and I will check the mail. I really like writing with you. I was real happy to see your name here. I was surprised! But we are tired and are going to snuggle up now as soon as we turn the computer off.

Goodnight {{{{{{{Chrysta}}}}}}}
My mommy says that she sends hugs to your family too,
Love from Brandi

Good Morning Chrysta;

----> but have you read the book? ^----> No but I will try to get it from the school library, because I REALLY like the movie. ----> I have to leave today defiantly ^----> Did you mean to say defiantly, (I didn't know what that word meant so mommy explained what it means and we giggled) or did you mean definitely! ----> No one is sure when I'll leave, but I'll tell you bye ^----> Today is Peachs' birthday and we are busy doing things - but I will check to see if I catch you again. Anyway - I will say goodbye here in case I don't get to before you go. ----> 1) Have you ever cheesecake with strawberries and chocolate sauce ^----> My mommy cooks and bakes a lot of good stuff - she makes two kinds of cheesecake - one is like in a pie plate and the other is real high and fluffy and like a sponge cake and I like that one the best. ----> What type of dogs do you have, Brandi? ^----> Did you get to see Pinki on my page? She is a Terrier mix and then Tippi is a Welsh Hound and ChiCho is a Chihuahua ----> 3) Do you like vanilla? I like vanilla ice cream, ^----> Yes, a lot. My favorite Vanilla things are HagaanDaas IceCream, our homemade SnowCream (when it snows and we put lots of vanilla in it!) and pudding. I liked your poem, Chrysta. I would like to write poetry too when I am older. I like to listen to poetry. My mommy and I have written some little verses and stories while I learned to read. It was fun. I hope that you will enjoy your trip home, however you travel to get there. I like to go places. Right now I have to go to the kitchen with mommy because we have to make something for Peach. She is 59 today. Maybe I will get to write with you again later if you are here?

Bye for now, {Chrysta} <----this is a hug from me, From, Brandi

'Ello Brandi!!!*S* Brandi,

Yes, I love to write poetry. I have even been PUBLISHED. I'm glad you like the movie Matilda, but have you read the book? I think the book is better, because the movie was made after the book and it (the movie) changes some stuff. I still like the movie too. You know the 2nd letter I sent you? Well the last part ( check it) I wrote that little poem (after where my name was signed) the next three were written by other people. But not that last one: "Dusk to dusk , Dawn and dawn, ..." Anyway Brandi, I have to leave today defiantly. No one is sure when I'll leave, but I'll tell you bye right before I go. They don't know because my flight was canceled yesterday and might be today. So I could be flying out or my mom will be picking me up. Mema and Momma are on the phone discussing it right now. Here are the daily Wait Mema just told me my Mom's picking me up in 3 1/2 hours, but oh no my Auntnie could be taking me !!!!! Ahhhh! 1) Have you ever cheesecake with strawberries and chocolate sauce on top? I have; it's delicious. 2) I have two dogs: a cute beagle named Mandi, and a big black mutt named Pepper. What type of dogs do you have, Brandi? 3) Do you like vanilla? I like vanilla ice cream, but it's better with Hershey's chocolate sauce on top. Yummy!! Gotta go now Brandi I'll write you later even if it is at my house.

Chrysta

From: "Naron" chrystan@texas.net ~ Subject: Hello I'm so happy
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 20:10:10 -0600

Hi!!! I'm so happy you wrote me!!!! Brandi that's a cool web page. Look write me back tommarrow afternoon around 4:30 central time . I can write after school.
Bye, Chrysta

We sent the Site URLS for Chrysta and waited to hear from her again.

From: "Naron" chrystan@texas.net ~ Subject: Hello Brandi
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 17:36:59 -0600

Brandi,
How are you? I'm good sorry my letter was so short last night. How is Gypsy? Guess what? Pepa gave me your address so I can mail you my picture. I wish I had a home page you could visit. My daddy is gonna help me. Then you can visit it. For Valentines Day I will send you a surprise. You can't know what it is yet though. Opps, have to do my home work.
Bye Brandi, Chrysta

*Friendship is the world's finest jewel. To possesse it is to be wealthy.*

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 ~ Subject: Hello Chrysta

Dear Chrysta;


It was nice to hear from you again. *S* My mommy has been sick with a relapse of the fluso we couldn't answer until now. I also have homework most nights after school and sometimes I don't have time for being at the computer on weeknights. How is school when you went back. I am so sorry that Mr. John is not doing as well and that his bones are not good. We are praying for them, Chrysta. Did you find the e-mail page that my mommy made up for us?
Look at the bottom here for a surprise!
*sent a cupid but we can't figure out how to make him come out right in HTML! :-(
Love, Brandi


Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 07:22:20 -0600

Hi Brandi. It's me! This letter will be really short and I'm sorry. How are you? I'm fine. Have you seen Titanic the movie? It's my all time favorite. It's really good but 3 1/2 hours long. Last night we went out for dinner and I had the best prime rib. Do you like prime rib? I do. Gotta go Brandi. Sorry.
Bye girlfriend, ~ Chrysta

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 15:38:35 -0800
Subject: Re: Hi?

Hello Chrysta;

Mommy wants to go see Titanic too. A friend told her about how good it is and she is planning to go soon and take me with her. I have never had PrimeRib - (I don't think)- is it really good? I like steak. And I LOVE SesameBeef or SesameChicken a lot!
My greatgrandparents are members of the Eagles Club - and on Sunday, they have a Bingo. This Sunday mommy and I are going to go there together after church. I have played Bingo at carnivals - but not this kind of one - it will be the first time and mommy says children aren't allowed to win money but I can have one of her cards to take care of with her. Okay, we are making up some videos of our family and home and so I'd better go..... I love home videos!

Bye for now, Chrysta. Love, Brandi

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:43:09 -0600

i'm glad you want to see the movie. I might see it again tomarrow. I like steak too. I'm going to a school dance tonight. It will be fun, even if I don't get to slow dance. I show all my friends how to dance to the fast songs. It's really cool. I have to get ready now. Have fun making your movies. I hope they turn out good. *lol*, Chrysta

Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 07:21:16 -0800

Dear Chrysta;
I am sorry that it took me so long to send you e-mail again. We have been very busy and outside a lot and I don't have much time for the computer. Maybe this summer we can write more? It was a lot of fun when we used to write at Christmas vacation-time. I hope you had fun at your dance. I am waiting for the school bus right now - so I will have to close, but I hope you will write back and tell me how things are with you. We have been real concerned and praying
about your grandfather too! Love, Brandi


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