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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #120 on: March 06, 2007, 02:23:44 PM »
That's wonderful news venus!  ;D

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #121 on: March 06, 2007, 03:50:20 PM »
I have decided to send them Casino Royale when it comes out; I have it on pre-order as we speak.  It gets released next week.

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« Reply #122 on: March 09, 2007, 09:19:47 AM »
I just read that Anysoldier will be having a forum shortly.  I'm sure people with tons of experience will be there for those newbies among us to learn from.

There is also an amusing joke on the News and Misc page called "Rules for dating a Marine's Daughter."  Enjoy.

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #123 on: March 09, 2007, 11:25:11 AM »
Nice. Rules One, Three, Six and Ten are my favorites.

Thanks for sharing.  ;D

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #124 on: March 09, 2007, 11:35:42 AM »
Ok, I'm sitting here laughing so hard at those "Rules"! :D  They're hilarious!!!


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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #125 on: March 09, 2007, 11:38:49 AM »
Based on the e-mail I got from that SgtMgr, I wonder whether he is the author!

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #126 on: March 16, 2007, 06:01:31 PM »
Any updates from anyone?  :)

I sent a letter to one of my people last week.  And, a package last Saturday.

ETA:  I just looked at the site, and one of my troops has a picture up today!!!  I'm so excited.  I just wish I could zoom in a bit on it to see their faces.  It's a group pic, and it's hard to see the actual faces.  I'd love to try to pick out the girl who wrote to me!

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #127 on: March 16, 2007, 06:06:29 PM »
I'm still interested in doing this, but due to a time crunch I can't do it until after tax season.

I'm sure the troops will still be overseas.  :'(
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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #128 on: March 17, 2007, 03:30:17 AM »
I'm sure the troops will still be overseas.  :'(

Yes, yes they will :( My hubby goes this summer and will be gone 12 to 14 (or more) months. So you have time.
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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #129 on: March 18, 2007, 02:38:19 PM »
I got a letter from Afghanistan the other day.  The author works in an ob/gyn clinic run by the Air Force.  She makes up the Lipton Cup-a-Soup for breakfast because the mornings are very cold there.

She has missed all of her daughter's early milestones and is worried about missing her next birthday.  I'm going to write her a letter this afternoon and make up another package.  I think multiple flavors of hot chocolate and some good tea are in order, along with some more chick flicks.

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2007, 03:53:05 PM »
I just got an e-mail from a person in Iraq whom I send stuff to regularly.  I included some Reese's candy bars and Peeps Chicks in the latest package and these were the most popular items.

She asked me to communicate her thanks to all of you and that your efforts are very warmly appreciated.

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #131 on: March 28, 2007, 11:05:52 AM »
New development:  My client handed stuff to a colleague for me to send when he told her about this.  Since this company makes stuff that is frequently requested, I sent her the link to Anysoldier.com so she can get the word out in her office.

I also just sent the site a donation to keep it running.  If you can spare some $$$ to help them, they are performing such an important service.

One of my people will be sent home in about 6 weeks.  I will send her another package for her group soon and enclose a note to have her replacement sign onto Anysoldier as soon as s/he gets there.

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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #132 on: March 31, 2007, 01:59:19 AM »
DottyG does ANOTHER happy dance!

I got another letter from my soldier.  She wrote 3 whole pages!

Basically, she watches the Iraqis work every day.  They're the cheapest labor they can get there, and she's in charge of watching them to make sure they aren't nefarious or doing anything suspicious.  She says it's kinda boring.

She volunteered to go over there - as did the majority of the people she's with.  The men outnumber the women (in her location) 40:1.  She said it's great for her ego, because she gets a lot of attention! :D

Her nickname is "Smiley" because she's always smiling and happy.  She says she doesn't know why she's so optimistic, but it's a trait she never wants to lose.

It was so exciting to see a letter from her in my mailbox.  I told her in my last letter to her that we civilians love getting mail, too!  And, I do!  I'm seriously doing a happy dance here!  It's so fun to get actual letters in my mailbox rather than bills!  Especially from a new friend across the world.


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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #133 on: March 31, 2007, 06:21:43 PM »
Dotty, that's fabulous!    ;D   I hope that the ratio of male/female works for her; I've read some horror stories about that kind of thing.

I sent three boxes out this morning:  Two to the Air Force woman working in a women's clinic (tea bags, hot cocoa mix, and some movies) and a largish one to the New Yorker Marine to whom I previously sent the poker set.  I sent him 10 bricks of espresso coffee, 5 cannisters of Crystal Light, and enough safety razors for his whole platoon. 

Here's a question for discussion:

I almost sent a copy of The Full Monty to the female airman, then asked myself whether this would count as pornography, considering that it would be going to Afghanistan.  This is a perfectly innocent movie in the eyes of an American or European, but I shudder that this film could get the women in this unit in trouble if anything horrible happened.  I pray nightly to the gods to keep our people safe, but after seeing that some Brits were captured in Iran I worry about what charges could be invented against anyone.
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Re: The Care Package Project -- an Update
« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2007, 02:17:22 PM »
I almost sent a copy of The Full Monty to the female airman, then asked myself whether this would count at pornography, considering that it would be going to Afghanistan.  this is a perfectly innocent movie in the eyes of an American or European, but I shudder that this film could get the women in this unit in trouble if anything horrible happened.  I pray nightly to the gods to keep our people safe, but after seeing that some Brits were captured in Iran I worry about what charges could be invented against anyone.

I think that there are too many absolutely innocent things that can be sent to the troops without worrying to send something that you think might possibly be a problem.  If there's any doubt AT ALL in your mind, don't send it.  If there's any possibility that something could be found inappropriate, why chance it?  Better to send one of the millions of things that you KNOW are appropriate.

Heck, I see this as a perfect opportunity to teach our younger generation why the real "classics" ARE classics.  Send them old movies from the 30s and 40s and let them see why Clark Gable RULES over anyone today.  Show them why Judy Garland was such a phenomenal actress.  This is our chance to let them in on something that many of us already know - there are some incredible movies that were made before showing sex in every other scene became the norm.  Or, bad language was viewed as "required" in a film.  Show them what the really good movies are.