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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    I wanted to give myself a Christmas Present. I have a friend who knows a young man in uniform in Aghanistan. So I got his address and I begin this as a community service then things changed and I changed it to, Lord-guide-me-and-bless-this-effort type project. So I contacted all my neighbors and friends. A few gave and I bought so much stuff and made little treat bags from Christmas fabric. One of the biggest need this group asked for was boot laces. How simple was that?? Very, I found salvage places with scads of things that help them and entertain them and nourish them. Reading materials and toiletries that have no perfume and are in travel sizes. Everything was put in ziplocks, that was the second request. They needed ziplocks to keep their stuff fresh and clean. Being a frugal person, I want you to know, I packed 13 of the APO boxes for them and mailed them 22 November 2010....got word last night. Mission Accomplished !!! What a wonderful Christmas gift to me, to know they got there with little messages through out all the 100+ packages and goodies. They will know this One Grandma loves them and prays for them. I just wanted to share. Anyone you know with a relative or friend 'over there' get their address and at least send a card. I send more than I should, but cards they can carry and look at over and over. I love this board and all you wonderful people. You are another blessing. Thanks to the owner of this site and the workers and all who participate. I never fail but to learn when I come in here and read. Thank you. Ruth
    Mrspete, I love you......every time I read one of your posts, I love you even more and as a former military dependent, I had to tell you today, I no longer could just think it to myself.

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    I love you, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Terryl
    Quote Originally Posted by mrspete
    I wanted to give myself a Christmas Present. I have a friend who knows a young man in uniform in Aghanistan. So I got his address and I begin this as a community service then things changed and I changed it to, Lord-guide-me-and-bless-this-effort type project. So I contacted all my neighbors and friends. A few gave and I bought so much stuff and made little treat bags from Christmas fabric. One of the biggest need this group asked for was boot laces. How simple was that?? Very, I found salvage places with scads of things that help them and entertain them and nourish them. Reading materials and toiletries that have no perfume and are in travel sizes. Everything was put in ziplocks, that was the second request. They needed ziplocks to keep their stuff fresh and clean. Being a frugal person, I want you to know, I packed 13 of the APO boxes for them and mailed them 22 November 2010....got word last night. Mission Accomplished !!! What a wonderful Christmas gift to me, to know they got there with little messages through out all the 100+ packages and goodies. They will know this One Grandma loves them and prays for them. I just wanted to share. Anyone you know with a relative or friend 'over there' get their address and at least send a card. I send more than I should, but cards they can carry and look at over and over. I love this board and all you wonderful people. You are another blessing. Thanks to the owner of this site and the workers and all who participate. I never fail but to learn when I come in here and read. Thank you. Ruth
    Mrspete, I love you......every time I read one of your posts, I love you even more and as a former military dependent, I had to tell you today, I no longer could just think it to myself.

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    Ruth, you are such a Blessing to our world & I am so thankful that we have been friends, too.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Thank you so much for thinking of our men and women like that. I really appreciate all your hard work.

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    Thank you for your kind words, Cheryl. I was raised to be almost as in awe of our military as I was of the Bible, almost! Now that most of them are the ages of my grandchildren, well I feel so maternal. Pray for them! Blessings, Ruth

    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    Ruth, you are such a Blessing to our world & I am so thankful that we have been friends, too.
    :D :D :D :D

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    MrsPete, what you did is amazing and outstanding. You are simply the best.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. :thumbup:

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    I am ashamed. I give my Lord all the praise and thank HIM to be able to share. I thank each of you for the kindness in your hearts. I am the blessed one.

    In Prayer, Ruth

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    Bless you, Ruth, what a wonderful thing for you to do!

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    You certainly one grandma that cares for our troops, Bless you and them this holy season. May in Jersey

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    You gave yourself a wonderful present and you gave our troops more than you'll ever know. My DD was in Afghanistan last Christmas & she has warm memories of the special cards and packages she received from loving people like yourself - God bless you for all your support of our troops.

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