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To: Abigail Adams; AIC; airborne; AirForceBrat23; Alamo-Girl; ALOHA RONNIE; angelsonmyside; AnnaZ; ...

Nominations are in for JustAmy for care package packer of the year.

Our crazy troop supporter had some candy canes left over and so she went out and bought more stuff and packed two more boxes just to have something for “fillers” to send to Kandahar with the candy canes.


Check out her post above, post 643.

Trying to keep up but failing, I tried to rectify a mistake in buying accidentally two boxes of sugar free cocoa mix, and finding they had only 8 envelops per box. So I was 4 short.

So, I bought two more boxes of regular cocoa mix, stuffed them in the already packed other boxes of cocoa, and added another 12 candy canes, snuggled between the little bags of corn nuts. And in the supermarket parking lot I finished packing and then taping up the box.

Mailed December 7, 2011, to FOB Joyce, 1 box 12x12
Box 8, (actually 7, but couldn’t remember sitting in the parking lot without my note pad), insured $71.98, postage $15.25
6 DVD movies:
Independence Day (Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum)
Rio Bravo (John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson)
The Replacements (Gene Hackman, Keanu Reeves)
Trouble Along the Way (John Wayne, Donna Reed)
Mystery, Alaska (Russell Crowe)
The Rookie (Dennis Quaid)
6 boxes 10 regular cocoa mix
2 boxes 8 no sugar added cocoa mix
12 peppermint candy canes
18 bags BBQ corn nuts
1 magazine: Sports Illustrated, sportsman and woman of the year

740 cocoa and 743 plus candy canes to Kandahar. 116 cocoa and 112 candy canes to adopted unit at FOB Joyce.

Now, we are really finished for the year! (Unless mathluv wants to send a package for New Years.)

Merry! Merry! everyone!

644 posted on 12/07/2011 8:39:02 PM PST by patriciaruth (
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To: patriciaruth; JustAmy
Just Amy gets my vote.


645 posted on 12/07/2011 9:14:05 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Abigail Adams; AIC; airborne; AirForceBrat23; Alamo-Girl; ALOHA RONNIE; angelsonmyside; AnnaZ; ...

NOTICE: All APO’s are currently cancelled. I’ll let you know when I get follow-on APO’s. FOB Joyce unit that was on Pakistani border is home now!!

2nd notice: price of postage for flat rate priority 12x12 care packages for troops has increased to $13.45.

Mailed February 8, 2012, to base near Kandahar, 3 boxes 12x12
Box 1, insured $140.86, postage $16.35
2 Books:
Random Harvest (James Hilton)
A Town Like Alice (Nevil Shute)
TV series on DVD:
Firefly (sci-fi series, season 1)
9 DVD movies:
Jeff Foxworthy Complete Incomplete Deer Hunter, 3 DVD set
Blue Collar Comedy Tour 3 pack (Jeff Foxworthy)
Sleepless in Seattle (Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan)
An Affair to Remember (Debra Kerr, Cary Grant)
The Sand Lot
King Tut (documentary course on Egyptian treasure)
Box of 30 Nature Valley granola bars, fruit and nuts
3 bags Hershey’s kisses (2 milk chocolate, 1 raspberry hugs)
2 Calendars 2012 (freebies)
2 National Geographic magazines, Jan 12, Feb 12
6 Sports Illustrated 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6
1 Readers Digest Feb 12

Box 2, insured $142.36, postage $16.35 (BIG THANK YOU to jtill for contribution for contents and postage)
10 Valentine DVD movies:
Somewhere in Time (Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour)
Forever Young (Mel Gibson, Elijah Wood)
Notorious (Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman)
Spellbound (Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman)
The Angel and the Badman (John Wayne, Gail Russell)
Random Harvest (Ronald Coleman, Greer Garson)
Goodbye Mr. Chips (Robert Donat, Greer Garson)
Murphy’s Romance (James Garner, Sally Field)
Enchanted Cottage (Robert Young, Dorothy McGuire)
Crossing Delancey (Amy Irving)
4 bags Hershey’s kisses (2 milk choc, 2 raspberry cream hugs)
2 bags Dove chocolate hearts (1 dark choc, 1 dark choc and cherry)
4 bags Tootsie pops, cherry
1 box Cheezit crackers
3 Imprimis newsletters on Reagonomics, Dept of Ed, Declaration and Constitution
Refrigerator magnet with historical U.S. flags

box 3, value $65.76, postage $13.45 (BIG THANK YOU to jtill for contents and postage)
3 cans 18.25 oz Plantar’s deluxe mixed nuts
6 bags Hershey’s Kisses (4 raspberry cream hugs, 2 milk choc)
2 bags cherry Tootsie pops
5 bags Dove hearts (3 dark choc and cherry, 2 dark choc)
3 Popular Mechanics magazines, Jan 12, Feb 12, and a DIY digital handbook

647 posted on 02/11/2012 4:59:38 AM PST by patriciaruth (
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