Girlboxer1970 Travels

Pink Arrows–Places I want to travel

Yellow Stars–Places I’ve been

Girlboxer1970 Visits Map Map North America south-america-map

Homemade Slip N Slide

After a water balloon battle that came down to Tyler versus me, we broke out the bottle of Dawn dish soap and made a Slip-N-Slide out of a paint drop cloth.  It didn’t take long for my neighbor, Deb, to add the plastic bag her new mattress arrived in, and in no time, we had fun trying not to break any bones.  Well, I was trying that is, the kids don’t really think about their bones breaking during moments like this.  Tyler, Blaine and Tesla were reckless and daring, as usual.

My brilliant idea of the day.  Make a slip-n-slide.

My brilliant idea of the day. Make a slip-n-slide.



The playing field

The playing field


The battle lasted longer than I thought; many balloons didn’t break on the first throw.  We had about 80 balloons, the green ones looked like hand-grenades.  The tie-dyes were really cool and everyone’s favorites.

After Deb cut open the mattress cover, I womaned up and joined in the fun.  Deb didn’t want involved, so she stuck to taking pictures.  Didn’t hurt myself, but I admit, I’m tired.  Good thing Suz is coming over and making dinner!  🙂

What a fun, but exhausting day!  A day that memories are made from.  ~P.




We love you, Dover, PA

My little sister Sue in front of Pap's tractor.

My little sister Sue in front of Pap’s tractor.

Dover is my hometown.  Yeah, call me a farmer girl, I don’t mind.

No, I didn’t ride a tractor to school.  I don’t think my grandfather would have allowed it.  We weren’t even allowed on the tractor with him; only permitted to follow behind the plow, to gather night-crawlers for fishing.

My love for Dover gave me the desire to start a Dover, PA Facebook page.  This link will take you to the page.  Be sure to click the like button on the page to get postings on your Facebook wall.

I have fond memories of riding my bicycle all over rural Dover, never once feeling concerned for my safety.  Dover made me feel safe then, and still does today.

The country roads were endless and my youthful energy kept me riding daily during the summer.  Sometimes, a group of us would hang out at Rohler’s Assembly of God.  We all knew the pastor’s son Ron, our classmate, and spent hours riding in circles at the church, sometimes to Dillon’s farm to watch the cows or over to Crone’s farm to eat strawberries off the plants.  On Rohler’s Church Road we would eat apples and peaches…probably the healthiest part of our diets we just picked as we road bikes.

I had so many friends that still hold true, since we met at Dover Elementary School in 1976 and continued through graduation at Dover High School in 1989.  One highlight of my childhood was my Sweet 16 birthday party.  My parents held it at Rohler’s picnic grounds (or the pavilion as we called it) and it was fantastic.  Click the first thumbnail to open the gallery.

My friends are what makes Dover special to me. ~P.



Philadelphia Pride Parade 2013

Sunday, June 9th was the annual Pride Parade in Philadelphia.  Happy 25 years of pride Philadelphia!

Click on the first picture and the gallery will open.  Comments welcome!  I was able to take amazing shots after I walked into the press box like I belonged there.


Amish Mafia Presentation

They've been around.  The English just didn't need to know it.

They’ve been around. The English just didn’t need to know it.

Click here——–>AmishMafia Crider Religious Studies<————Click here

The Veracity of Reality Television in the 21st Century

The Amish Mafia Conspiracy

Patricia A. Crider

Religion 368

Professor Christa Shusko


Pattie Crider’s Resume & CV

Patricia A. Crider

Career Focus

Writer/Editor/Photographer responsibilities with a magazine, PR firm, book publisher, or newspaper.

Experience Summary

  • Experienced in writing feature articles, short stories, biographies, essays, editorial pieces, press releases, research reports, fiction and non-fiction.
    • Well versed in copyediting, transcription/editing of interviews, and proofreading.
    • Strong technical command of the English language; familiarity with virtually all writing styles; serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word.
    • Strong background in business management and accounting.


York College of Pennsylvania-Prof. Writing Major, Photography & Religious Studies Minor 2010-present
Dover Area High School-Diploma Dover, PA 1989


Manager/Writer,  – The Spartan, York, PA

  • Interviewer, researcher, reporter, OP articles, word puzzles, event coverage
  • Online manager of the Spartan website
6/10 –
Writer,  Blogger – Internet

  • Owner & operator-dedicated to tracking life as it happens around me.
  • Specifically focuses on college life.
  • Founder of Facebook Page “You Know You’re from Dover, PA when…”
11/10 –
Co-owner – Delauter’s A1 Moving Helpers,  Windsor, PA    Established and managed a countrywide, fully licensed Household Goods Carrier

  • Filed all proper licensing, insurances, taxing agents.
  • Developed logos, brochures, postcards, company website, office templates, and referral program with tracking results.
  • Managed office of approx. 6 including payroll, tax filing, invoicing, phone calls, credit charges, client check payments.
  • Interview applicants, completed full background checks, credit checks, drug testing, arranged flights, storage rentals, house packing services, estimates.
  • Supervised moves and house packing, assisted by 1-6 employees
  • Communicated with all offices necessary, complied with all mandatory paperwork, attended to customer and employee issues, dismissal of employees.
  • Hired part-time secretary to assist with office duties, trained for 6 months
10/04 – 02/08
Public Servant – Pennsylvania.

  • PA Department of Liquor  -Assistant Manager Shrewsbury Wine & Spirits

-Attended to liquor sales, consumer needs, supervised full and part time clerks, daily paperwork, sales logs, controlled credit and cash receipts, implemented general promotions, ordered supplies, spirits, wine and special requests

  • PA Department of Labor & Industry  -Tax Technician  Harrisburg, PA

-Completed one year tax training in Unemployment Compensation 2003

-Receive and review employer’s UC taxes, calculate/determine tax status, issue vouchers for ledger changes, e-mail work assignments to agents assisting in the field, create client files,  billing/refunds, file bankruptcies, liens, sheriff sales, deferred applications, partial and full transfers of businesses

-Review and handle UC credits and charges for non-profit organizations completed all work assignments given in a timely and accurate manner.

-Retired end of year to establish a small business.

11/93 – 12/04

Computer Skills

WordPerfect • Microsoft Word • Quickbooks • WordPress • Twitter • Facebook • Tumblr

Click to read Curriculum Vitae  CV for PAC Patricia’s Path of life

You know what’s cool?

It is cool that at pretty much any second I can decide to blog to my readers.  I just stop whatever I’m doing and say….”Hey what’s up?”  For instance, I was checking out my bank account and watching the money disappear.  You know the feeling???

I did have an important check clear my account.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Looks like I was telling the truth to my future ex-hubby.  The check would be good….not bounce off the walls.  I really don’t know if John sent the check into domestics.  I did get a deposit of $170.35 through PASCDU, but that couldn’t be my check already.  My rent is due and once I pay that and the trash/sewer bill, I’ll have about $86.  I really hope he did send that moving day check to domestics….since he wouldn’t tear it up.

Well, my sister Suz just showed up with Blaine.  My sister is the greatest!  She’s sitting here talking to our mom about how much liquid mom has to drink for some test.  My poor mom has been through hell with her health.  😦  Suz is hanging up and mom is going back to her drinking….

Back to the real world,




Dear John VI


Dear John,

This one will be short as I’m dashing off to see my boyfriend, Dale Hollinger.  I’m sure you already have done your research, or at least had LaDonna fill you in.  Isn’t she just a great office manager?  Hopefully she is keeping the books very accurate for everyone’s sake.  Have you given her a raise since I did last?  Back in 2009?  You know she graduated top of her class and I can’t imagine she’s going to stick at the office forever.  Why would she?!

Back to me leaving my home to visit with friends; I miss Tesla.  If she were here tonight, she would get to visit my awesome friends also.  I hope you are spending quality time with Tesla in some fashion, or another.  I want Tesla to have the closeness she has with me, with you.

Our court date is approaching quickly, August 19th, I believe.  Will things get decided so Tesla can start school?  Once we can get over this hurdle, we can take the next leap over divorce.  I have to write Heather soon.  I see her so often with you and Tess.  Does she have a job?  I know how you like your women to stay in the home.

No longer caged,



Dear John V


Dear John,

Last night I learned you called my former room-mate, John Ott.  It is outrageous that you are calling around, looking for anything to make up a story, for court.  I don’t call your people….. they call, text, email and message me.  Please stop causing drama and wild rumors to spread.  It’s just not following the rules of Kid’s First.

Tesla is what is most important and she has a same, normal home.  Back out of my life and stop this endless drama so I can enjoy writing about all the stupid, mean, backstabbing things you did in the past.

I’m sure as I blog, I will work through my depression, developed after meeting you.  My therapist, Cathy Snelbaker at T.W. Ponessa has been supportive in any decisions I made.  You had the opportunity to attend counseling to work on our marriage.  You chose to stop going saying I would never change and admitting to knowing you couldn’t.  I’ve accepted that, so let’s move on.

I don’t bother any of your peeps, I treat Heather with respect when I see you.  I am nice to her kids and encourage Tesla to think of them as family.  I hope you can keep it together this time.

Stop calling people in my life.  I have enough to write about as life is.

Thank you,


Yearbook to Facebook finds 1989: McNew, Laird and Fieldhouse

Still having fun looking through my yearbook at Dover Highschool.  I currently have the 1986 year opened.  My friend Mike McNew stood out among the photos.  His 1986 photo is showing his respect for following the rules on the school bus.  He used this as the background for where he wrote to me:

Rule breaker


To a real cute girl I met a while back.  Best of luck in the future with whatever you do and who you do it with.

Mike “89”

Go Team! Mike McNew


That was so damn sweet of you back in 1986!  Calling me cute and everything!  It’s no wonder, because you are a nice guy.  We had a blast in highschool!  I’m kind of reliving it through college with kids 20 years younger than me.  Sadly I haven’t seen you recently and even sadder is the last time I did, it was at your sweetheart brother’s funeral.  Kelly was a cool guy and I’m sorry you lost your brother. Good memories from shop classes and Vo-Ag.  One that sticks in my head that’s weird….Gary Lightner sneaking up to the wood storage area, alone….



Aaron Laird who was a grade ahead of me, wrote this:


To a very sweet girl I’ve known all my life.  Keep up the good personality and don’t change for anyone.

Love ya,



Dear Aaron,

First let me say, you knew all the way back in 1986 how to spell my name correctly.  Bonus points for that kind of shit!  What you wrote is perfect, sweet and now my rule of thumb.  It’s great we are still close friends.  I enjoy talking with you and riding our cycles.  We really do go back as friends.  All our lives is really true and it’s nice to have friends that didn’t want me to change.  Thank you for the dance at school and come visit me now that I’ve moved again!  No, I’m not going to kiss you under the hangers in my closet or clean your house in a duck costume.  LMAO



Winding up this round of blogs is or as people called her in highschool and at church, “Mich or Chelle” Do you still hate your first name so much?  I remember you just not liking it.  You always dotted the i with a little bubble or heart.  Patricia has grown on me, but I prefer Pattie.  If I remember correctly, I called you “Mad.”  LOL  Here’s what Michelle wrote:

Michelle still looking like a doll on her wedding day.

Pattie,  (bonus points!)

To a really strange chic.  Hope we’re friends forever darling.  Good Luck with Greg.  Wouldn’t you like to alfalfa him w/ him? OF COURSE!!  Silly question!





Dear Michelle,

Ok, who is Greg?  I’m thinking Greg Shaffer.  Or was his name Craig?  He was my neighbor off of Rohler’s Church Road and I really had a thing for him.  Other than him trying to yank my tank top down, he had no interest in “seeing” me.  (I scratched his arms up real bad once.  When he mom called and asked me why, suddently he was in trouble.)  Yes, I wanted to “alfalfa him!”  Do you remember what that was?  I do! LOL

You called me strange.  Thanks, I knew that back then too.  I grow on people….sometimes as a fungus.  You were a little out there too though.  You, Pam Schrum and I were tight friends.  I remember your mom and dad, especially your mom being our preacher.  How funny is that?  Do you still go to McDonald’s on Thanksgiving for chicken nuggets?   I thought that was so damn funny.  So much less work too!

Who was Mark?  I’m thinking Eckenrode?

Talk to you later Darling,


Coming up in my Yearbook to Facebook finds 1989.  Will be writing to you soon!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



%d bloggers like this: