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OPERATION SEASON'S GREETINGS
Self, MoJo2001, Kathy in Alaska,HiJinx | 10-14-04 | Brad's Gramma

Posted on 10/14/2004 3:08:01 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma

 

 

OPERATION SEASON'S GREETINGS BEGINS
In order to bring a "little piece of home" to our Troops overseas, we have joined our resources with ProudPatriots.com to kickoff our campaign.

Below we will explain to you everything you will need to know in order to help us bring some joy and happiness to our Troops.

Thank you to everyone that has already enthusiastically signed up to help. We greatly appreciate everything!

How can I help?

First, anything that you send is greatly appreciated.

Here are some of the items that have been requested:

- Phone cards (International)

- Music CD's, any genre including Christian to Rap music

- Books (Paperback or hardcover) **Please steer clear of political books**

- DVD's (any genre of movies, but no pornography)

- Electronic handheld games (can be found at Walmart, Target, or Kmart) **Make sure to send batteries as well**

- Socks (any size, they will fit someone)

- T-shirts (brown for work) **We thought it would be cool if our Troops received a t-shirt from various States to show that the support is nationwide. Or you can make them at home and send them along!

- Portable MP3 or CD players (Maybe several folks can go in together to do this.) - Portable DVD or regular DVD players **Also a project that a group of people could put together**  

- Any XBox, GameCube, PS2 (Playstation 2) PSOne, DreamCast, Nintendo64, or Gameboy games. (Instead of buying new, you can find many used games locally at game stores. Make sure they aren't scratched, but they are just as good as a new one and cheaper.)

-Crossword puzzlebooks or any kind of brain teaser games.

- Footballs, Nerf footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, or baseball gloves, baseballs, or frisbees

- Christmas decorations

- Hanukkah decorations

***FOOD***

The weather is cooling down and therefore, CHOCOLATE is in order.

Any homemade cookies, candies, fudge, or brownies are greatly appreciated. We would ask that you package it in a tin with no rattling.

Any type of NATURAL Jerky is greatly appreciated as well. NO PORK.

Any type of candy bar, hard candy, or the like is also greatly appreciated.

***IMPORTANT*** Please pack everything in baggies.  

As we get more requests from overseas, we will add to the list.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Most people don't realize just how important a little something from home is to our men and women. Especially during the holiday season. It can be the difference between having another lonely day or having a wonderful holiday.

Items will be collected until November 15th, 2004.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at The Proud Patriots (please scroll down to the bottom).

If you would like to send a gift card, you may do so either online to proudpatriots@proudpatriots.com or you can send it to the address below. Thank you!

All items can be shipped to the following address:

Proud Patriots 26 Towne Centre Way # 741 Hampton, VA 23666

After the items are received, they will be delivered to NCTAMS LANT DET HRDS where they will be packaged and sent to our various contacts in the region. Most of these items will go to specific units or to one of our designated Chaplains.

The contact people at NCTAMS LANT DET HRDS are IT1 John Young and ITCS Steven Reeves.

What is Proud Patriots?

Proud Patriots.com was started to help bring outside organizations in to provide care packages for our Troops. We began ProudPatriots.com almost 6 months ago. It has been a labor of love and we are finally getting everything in order to help our Troops in any way we can.

You would probably recognize the members of ProudPatriots.com  because they are from our own Canteen. Anyone that is interested in joining our cause, please email us at proudpatriots@proudpatriots.com .

If you would like to print out copies of the letters for your work, business, Church, clubs, or schools, you can do so by clicking on the above logo. Thank you!

If you have any further questions, please FReepmail Kathy In Alaska, Brad's Gramma, HiJinx, or MoJo2001.



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To: Fawnn

Homemade cookies, even if they are crumbs, are a delicacy. I would remove any excess air from the baggies before packing. Also, make cookies which are sturdy. Fudgy cookies are fantastic and stay together well. Smaller cookies also pack tighter and do not crumble as much.


41 posted on 10/14/2004 4:35:31 PM PDT by momincombatboots (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: momincombatboots

Can you post or freepmail me the recipe or provide a link to the recipe? Thanks so much.

I've recently discovered the best sugar cookie recipe but I think it would be too flimsy to send.


42 posted on 10/14/2004 4:42:04 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: Brad's Gramma

bump


43 posted on 10/14/2004 4:58:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (~Poetry is my forte.~)
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To: diamond6; momincombatboots; Fawnn; MoJo2001; HiJinx
To Google I went!
44 posted on 10/14/2004 5:32:58 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Can I wrap myself up and ship myself for a gift to a lonely, single serviceman? :o)


45 posted on 10/14/2004 5:35:36 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: diamond6; momincombatboots; Fawnn; MoJo2001; HiJinx
BACK to Google I went!
46 posted on 10/14/2004 5:37:20 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: cyborg
DARE YOU!!! :-)

47 posted on 10/14/2004 5:38:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Not that I don't appreciate your efforts, but....

They're both the same article.

(I learned how to use that "but" stuff effectively from that guy who served for a few seconds in Vietnam.) ;)


48 posted on 10/14/2004 5:40:52 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Fawnn

Yes but do you have a PLAN? ;-)


49 posted on 10/14/2004 5:42:05 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Fawnn

NO!

HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


Oh boy. I'm sorry. Honest. I'm sorry. I believe I'll be slithering on back to Google. That's too bad, too, cuz they WERE different sites.


50 posted on 10/14/2004 5:42:14 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: cyborg; Fawnn

Huh. Bet she never served in Viet Nam, either.


51 posted on 10/14/2004 5:42:47 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Fawnn

Yes but with a particle of rice stuck in the ole patootie, help is on the way with a sugar cookie recipe.


52 posted on 10/14/2004 5:44:45 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

LOL!!!

I don't actually have to have one, do I? I thought I only had to SAY (REPEATEDLY as in 'RAT NAUSEUM) that I have one! ;)


53 posted on 10/14/2004 5:45:37 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: diamond6; momincombatboots; Fawnn; MoJo2001; HiJinx
How's THIS?
54 posted on 10/14/2004 5:46:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: cyborg; Fawnn

Fawnn's got a piece of rice stuck WHERE?????

Ow!


55 posted on 10/14/2004 5:47:15 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Ow is what John Kerry said when he took a look in the mirror.


56 posted on 10/14/2004 5:48:31 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

Well now, you've gone and done it. I had something typed up to respond to you, ALMOST posted it...and realized it didn't look "right".


I shall have to go to a Plan B.


57 posted on 10/14/2004 5:50:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (If you live in B-I-G glass houses, don't throw stones)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Come to think of it, I'll send socks and underwear. Mom always said you can never have enough of each.


58 posted on 10/14/2004 5:52:02 PM PDT by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Brad's Gramma; diamond6; momincombatboots; Fawnn; MoJo2001; HiJinx

Thanks for the info on how to package and send. I'll go ahead and make something, I just hope that it isn't moldy by the time he gets it. I've never baked anything that lasted two weeks, but I will experiment with a sugar cookie recipe and try to make sugar cookie bars and see what happens. My soldier also wants Whitman Samplers and various chocolate bars. (They are so packed with preservatives, don't have to worry about freshness :) )

I'm also going to send him a little three foot artificial tree with lights, some Christmas music, his big gift and a stocking filled with all the chocolate. I can't wait to do this, I'm so excited about it.

I've learned alot from my soldier, and it seems that the littlest things make him sooooo happy. When he's happy, I'm happy. :)


59 posted on 10/14/2004 5:56:31 PM PDT by diamond6
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To: Brad's Gramma; patriciaruth; asgardshill; Battle Axe; grobdriver; castlebar lass; I_be_tc; ...

Hey y'all, over here! Our Kirkuk unit is in great shape, but there are still more troops in need. Brad's Gramma is a bit insane, but she has a good heart. Give her a hand if you can.


60 posted on 10/14/2004 5:57:53 PM PDT by McLynnan (Wearing New Pajamas)
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