Introducing March’s Most Valuble Oodler

We’re pleased to announce Pam, A.K.A. cottoncandy3446 as our MVO for March. Pam is thrilled to join the honored ranks of Most Valuble Oodlers! In a happy coincidence, this is also her birth month. Below she is pictured with her granddaughter Sarah, one of her very greatest of treasures.

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Please read on to learn more about Pam:

🙂 Greetings Everyone! 🙂

I am a little ‘ole lady named Pam (well, maybe not quite so “little” any longer); but I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother of 14 , Great Grandmother, and finally Writer/Poet. 🙂

Unfortunately, I was stricken some 30+ years ago with an illness known as Fibromyalgia which has left this body fairly useless and mostly home-bound.  On the brighter side however, I doubt that I would have ever found GSN otherwise!  I just happened to stumble across GSN less than a year ago (or so it seems; for I have a memory like a dead elephant at this stage of my life 🙁 / 🙂 .  At any rate, it was one of the best things that could have happened to me!!!  (No, not the dead elephant memory, but finding GSN! Lol)  People who suffer from chronic pain need to find ways in which to move their minds away from it, and GSN has been  wonderfully instrumental in helping me do just that!!  I do so enjoy playing the terrific, artistic and unique games here, unlike any I’ve seen elsewhere! I am especially “hooked” on Video Bingo!  I also enjoy the new Solitaire Rush Staked Edition along with Ghostbusters, and adore Bonus Trivia and the Secret Word as both have given me the opportunity to share and chat with others on the GSN Facebook where I have met so very many beautiful people!

Nonetheless, I can’t begin to tell you how very honored (not to mention Stupefied!) I was to have been invited to join the family of MVO’s for the month of March (which just happens to be my birth month).J  Truthfully, I can’t imagine what I may have done to deserve this honor.  In fact, upon receiving my invitation, my reply was, “Who ME, MVO?? There must be some mistake.”  Needless to say there wasn’t and I am truly grateful to have been chosen regardless of the reason (which seems to be a well guarded secret. 🙂

Oh dear, I’m beginning to ramble (one of the pitfalls into which writer’s tend to fall).  Allow me to close by saying, HAPPY OODELING EVERYONE and the very best of luck!  🙂

Pam (cottoncandy3446)

24 thoughts on “Introducing March’s Most Valuble Oodler

  1. Good for you Pam! You always were an energizer bunny even way back! Glad to see you continued with your writing!

    • GOOD GRIEF, JUDI!!! FORGIVE ME, THE FIBRO HAS PLAYED HAVOC WITH MY BRAIN; ESPECIALLY MY MEMORY!! TONY REMEMBERED YOUR NAME AND SAID, “THAT’S GOT TO BE JUDI BRADY OUR NEIGHBOR FROM MAPLEWOOD!” THEN IT HIT ME, MY OLD FRIEND!! UNFORTUNATELY, I’M NO LONGER THE ENERGIZER BUNNY 🙂 YOU RECALL, BUT GSN HAS BEEN A REAL HELP OF LATE. I PRAY ALL IS WELL WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND APPRECIATE YOUR WELL WISHES. SEE YOU LATER ON FACE BOOK. IN THE MEANTIME, BEST OF LUCK WITH THE GAMES! 🙂
      LOVE,
      PAM

  2. Your picture with your granddaughter reminds me of how close me and my grandmother were. I miss her soooo much. So happy you were chosen as MVO of the month! I also enjoy GSN very much and play every day.

    • THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY, LORI! I WAS AN ARMY BRAT AND WE WERE CONSTANTLY TRAVELING SO I NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO BE CLOSE TO MY OWN GRANDMOTHER, BUT PROMISED MYSELF I WOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE CLOSE TO MY OWN! I HAVE SO MANY (14 + 2 GREAT GRAND CHILDREN) MOST OF WHOM ARE SPREAD ABOUT THE COUNTRY, BUT I CHERISH THEM ALL AND THEY ALL KNOW IT! 🙂 I’M ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO SARAH AS SHE IS ONLY 15 MINUTES AWAY FROM ME. SHE IS SUCH A SWEETHEART, AND FEELS FREE TO CONFIDE EVERYTHING TO HER GRAMMY! 🙂 NEEDLESS TO SAY MY BLESSINGS ARE IN ABUNDANCE! 🙂
      THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WELCOME AND THE VERY BEST OF LUCK TO YOU WITH THE GAMES LORI! (I’M HERE DAILY TOO! 🙂 LOVE THE GSN “FAMILY”! 🙂 )
      WARMEST REGARDS,
      PAM

  3. HEY PAM ! COTTONCANDY ,
    (NOT SHOUTING) – JUST WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO READ WITH NO WORRIES)
    CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING NAMED MVO FOR MARCH FROM
    LAST YEARS MARCH MVO !
    HARDLY SEEMS IT’S BEEN A YEAR ALREADY. IT TRULY IS AN HONOR.
    ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF IT. IT’S NICE TO PUT A FACE TO A NAME.
    SO MANY GSN-ERS OUT THERE!
    ALSO A HAPPY (BE-LATED) BIRTHDAY!
    AT FIRST GLANCE DID NOT NOTICE TEDDY BEAR WAS HOLDING OODLE, ONLY SAW THAT BEAUTIFUL SMILING GRANDAUGHTER OF YOURS AND OF COURSE YOUR PROUD MATCHING GRANDMOTHER SMILE.
    ENJOY THAT OODLE AND HAPPY OODELING AND THE VERY BEST OF LUCK RIGHT BACK AT CHA!
    GAME ON!
    MINDYTBL

    • DEAREST MINDY, I DON’T SHOUT EITHER, ALSO JUST HAVE A ROUGH TIME SEEING! 🙂 THANK YOU SO VERY KINDLY FOR YOUR SWEET WELCOME! MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT RESPONDING SOONER AS I JUST GOT BACK HERE WHILE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE. I COULD HAVE SWORN THAT THERE WAS A POST ALLOTTING TOKENS OR OODLES IF WE HAD COLLECTED BOTH THE VALENTINE’S DAY AND ANTI-VALENTINES DAY OODLECTIBLES?? I DIDN’T RECALL BUYING THE ANTI-VALENTINES DAY ONE, BUT JUST NOTICED IT IN MY COLLECTION BOX ALONG WITH THE OTHER ONE. NOW I CAN’T FIND THE POST THAT OFFERED A BONUS FOR HAVING THEM BOTH?? GUESS I’LL HAVE TO BOTHER ANGEL ABOUT IT; UNLESS, YOU HAPPEN TO GET THIS BELATED MESSAGE AND KNOW THE ANSWER??? IF BY CHANCE YOU DO, PLEASE CONTACT ME ON FACE BOOK, WOULD YOU BE SO KIND AS TO DO SO? IN THE MEANTIME, THANK YOU AGAIN, FOR YOUR CHEERFUL MESSAGE AND SWEET COMPLIMENTS! I DO SO ADORE MY GRAND CHILDREN; EACH SO VERY SPECIAL AND THIS ONE IS ESPECIALLY SPECIAL, WITH A HEART OF LIQUID GOLD FILLED WITH COMPASSION AND LOVE! 🙂 IT WAS SO NICE MEETING YOU AND HOPE TO MEET AGAIN. TOP OF THE MORN TO YA AND A HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY! 🙂
      WARMEST REGARDS,
      PAM B

  4. HEY PAM , I SEE YOU FOUND YOUR VALENTINE’S ANSWER.
    NO FACEBOOK FOR ME.
    DID NOT WANT YOU TO BE OFFENDED THAT I DID NOT
    RESPOND BACK BY FB.
    ENJOY

    • DEAR MINDY, AND SO I DID! 🙂 NO FACE BOOK; PERFECTLY ALRIGHT!! 🙂 THANK YOU FOR BEING SO VERY THOUGHTFUL AND AGAIN FOR YOUR WARM AND GENEROUS WELCOME TO MVO OF MARCH 2015. TRULY, NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS SAW THIS COMING???? I STILL WONDER WHAT THE CRITERIA IS FOR BEING CHOSEN?
      BTW, MY GOLDEN OODLE HAS THE NUMBER 151 ENGRAVED ON IT. DOES YOURS ALSO HAVE AN ENGRAVED NUMBER AND IF SO, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT STANDS FOR? MEANT TO ASK ANGEL, BUT FORGOT (AT THIS STAGE OF MY LIFE I’M ALWAYS FORGETTING SOMETHING!!! 🙂 AH WELL…) AT THIS POINT IN TIME I’D LIKE TO SEND YOU A LITTLE POETIC GIFT:
      http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m558/seedling3446/Jo_Wall_aquarius.jpg (unfortunately, I don’t know how to post the photo that goes with this poem. Only the site will come up, but it’s worth a peek as it’s so lovely. 🙂 Hope you enjoy.
      Warmest Regards, Pam

      A GIFT OF DREAMS

      To thee I send such dreams foretold
      As quilled by all the Bards of old
      Inscribed upon a parchment bed
      With pen and ink horn to be read

      Where seeds of similes were born
      Like skies of tears from eyes forlorn
      Or metaphors that churn to butter
      Within the words that I might utter.

      To thee I send such dreams foretold
      As quilled by all the Bards of old
      For Love in perfect beauty penned
      Was said, and said once more again

      While I have only dreams to send
      And send once more again, again.

      ©Pam Barletta 2013

      • GREETINGS COTTONCANDY “PAM” !
        THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH A LOVELY POEM…. I DID GO TO THE SITE AND WAS GREETED WITH A LOVELY PICTURE. MADE FEEL LIKE SPRING WAS AROUND THE CORNER. TILL WE GOT A WEATHER ALERT FOR SNOW * ON THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
        I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE NUMBER STANDS FOR. I TO WAS CURIOUS AND THOUGHT PERHAPS STANDS FOR THE NUMBER OF HOW MANY PRINTED.
        MINE IS #053

        • Yep, all the Golden Oodles have numbers because of the print run. They’re not given out in any specific order though.

          • THANK YOU FOR THE FOLLOW UP FROM ME AS WELL, ANGEL! 🙂
            MARCH IS NEARLY OVER AND IT’S BEEN A GRAND ROLLER COASTER RIDE AS MVO (2015) OF THE MONTH HERE ON GSN! I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU AND THE GSN FAMILY ONCE AGAIN FOR HAVING CHOSEN ME TO FULFILL THIS HONOR. MY GRAND DAUGHTER, SARAH ALREADY HAS DIBS ON THE LOVELY GOLDEN OODLE WHICH WILL BE PASSED DOWN AS AN HEIRLOOM FOR YEARS TO COME! 🙂 I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE WONDERFUL PLAYERS WHO HAVE BECOME GSN FRIENDS SINCE COMING HERE AS IT TRULY MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME AND I’M SURE TO OTHERS AS WELL!
            PLEASE ALLOW ME TO CLOSE THIS BY SENDING YOU ONE MORE POEM CALLED “BUTTER BEAMS”
            BUTTER BEAMS

            Streams of melted butter beams
            Borrowed the morning skies
            Bringing with their seasoned prayers
            Life to wake the butterflies.

            The final fugue of Winter’s song
            Fell silent to the Master’s cares
            As unchained mimes of mating calls
            Blushed away the icy air.

            And as the biting breezes tamed
            And nestled in the naked trees,
            The old Ones sent their warming gaze
            To calm all hearts with ease.

            I stood there in the sun-showered morn
            Blinded by a spider’s lace,
            Until the kiss of butter beams
            Lifted up my shadowed face.

            ©Pam Barletta 1989

    • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SWEET WISHES ANDREA! 🙂 I TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR REPLY AND HEART FELT THOUGHTS!
      WARMEST WISHES AND BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
      PAM <3

  5. Congrats, Pam….I’ve never replied before but your story moved me. As I have had some illnesses this year, I can empathize with you. Playing games on GSN does help the mind. I have completely recovered so I wish good health and happiness for you…having support from family is wonderful (I, too, have that!) and while I am a wife, Mom and work full time….I am blessed with family and friends. Sending healing thoughts your way and hope you continue to find happiness playing! Marcilene

    • DEAREST MARCILINE (What a Beautiful name!!!),
      THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL MESSAGE! I AM SO VERY GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAVE RECUPERATED FROM YOUR ILLNESS AND ALSO AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID ABOUT THE VALUE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS DURING TRIALS OF TRIBULATIONS. I TOO AM FORTUNATE IN THAT RESPECT AND FEEL TOTALLY BLESSED! YOU HAVE JUST ADDED TO MY BLESSINGS AS A NEW FRIEND AND I AM TRULY GRATEFUL THAT YOU CARED ENOUGH TO WRITE. IT’S ALWAYS AMAZING HOW MUCH THE LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE CAN MEAN!!! 🙂 THANK YOU FOR YOUR HEALING THOUGHTS AND KNOW THAT YOU TOO WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS!
      PAM

      • Thank you, Pam! Enjoy your beautiful grandchildren and great grandchildren….and thank you…always nice to make another friend!

  6. Wow Pam, I almost missed seeing you as MVO this month. I was just checking Player News and just as I was clicking out, I saw your name so had to go back and see what you had written. I am thrilled for you having been chosen MVO for March. They could not have found a more deserving person. I enjoy your poetry and other things that you post and am so happy to call you my “friend”! Sounds like you had a wonderful reign! Blessings to you…..

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