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From:  Linda Erickson
Date:  Wed Jun 7, 2000  1:50 am
Subject:  Re: Chami

Hi Nancy,
I will be gone also until June 19th. Lindsey and I are flying into
Anchcorage for her to attend her first camp for the deaf for 10 days. (I
hope there will small children her age?)
Is there ever any funding available for any of the deaf camps for families
to attend?
I look forward from reading your next message when I return too.
Lindsey and Linda

> From: Nancy Cole
> To: SignWriting List
> Subject: Re: Chami
> Date: Sunday, June 04, 2000 6:10 AM
> Good Morning!
> I woke up early, so I could wash before we go to Roswell. We will be
> visiting my Mother-in-law, I call her just Mom. I love to go visit her
> because she is the only one in Richard's family that signs (besides his 2
> Deaf sisters and 2 Deaf cousins). No one in my family signs, so it's a
> relief. My sister-in-law will be there too. All of Richard's sisters
> cousins attended New Mexico School for the Deaf. Just recently, his
> Edwin moved to Texas with his wife and kids. We miss them very much. If
> had our way we would have moved to Roswell, but ahhh well, they aren't
> for a Deaf Teacher there. The educational system there is very old
> fashioned, in fact, when I applied for work there they were surprised
that I
> was Deaf and would even think about applying there uummm. Anyways, we
> be leaving after church and staying for a whole week. We have also a
> ministry in Alamagordo. All of the Deaf there will be meeting on
> for fun and bible services. I will ask my pastor about how to get
> work. He is also Deaf. He was my pastor when I lived in Belen, NM, but
> I moved here to Las Cruces for college and to get my Master's Degree in
> Education, but he still comes here once a month to preach. I just saw
> last night, but I'll email him and ask. He could probably ask SBCD about
> sending me and my family for missionary work for a week or two, or more,
> will see what happens. We will be working at Deaf Camp this year and it
> be at Sievell's campsite June 24, 25, 26 and 27. I teach the beginning
> class and Richard teaches the advanced for hearing parents or
> Then the kids have their things during the day, crafts, horses, swimming,
> bible classes. My kids have a wonderful time, and it is not only for
> kids. We include hearing kids as well, like siblings who have Deaf/HH
> brothers or sisters and CODA (children of Deaf Adults) my kids.
> have people from all over the continent come because this is a one time
> and our friends are spread out all over the place. Then later there is
> Apache Creek Deaf Camp. It will be my first time there, but my husband
> gone there and he has always had a wonderful time. Then we have SBCD in
> 31 to Aug 4th. 40 dollars a week per person and that's in Glorieta, NM.
> a beautiful place and usually there are up to 230 Deaf that go there. I
> see where there are Deaf Adults around where you live, and let you know.
> Well, I'll be gone for a whole week! It's the first vacation I'll have
> I started college!! My husband and I are going to show my "Mom" sign
> writing, and teach her a little bit. I hope you get the chance to learn
> about SW because it is very helpful for learning reading. Your daughter
> pick it up quick!
> Well, I better run...I'll talk to you when I come back on Sunday! Have a
> wonderful week!!
> Smile
> Nancy Cole
> Las Cruces, NM

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