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Thread: They got the box of quilts!!

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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    Bert advises the first box of our quilts arrived safely in Afghanistan and they are being distributed to the first platoon. The men were told they couldn't have a quilt without getting a picture taken, LOL! Then he has to send the card from the camera to my daughter who has to then send the pics on to me………so it will still be a while before we “meet” our soldiers.

    Oh, the waiting is so hard! But, I’m doing the happy dance in Bedford VA today, wahoo!!

    Jan in VA

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    YAY! That's great news!

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    HOW EXCITING - and I bet a load off your mind. Whoohoo - doing the happy dance.

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    That is awesome news, how many quilts were in the first batch that you sent over. How long did it take for them to receive them?

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    Wonderful!!!!

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    have been following this adventure. Congratulations to All involved is this terrific pursuit. Yay!!!

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    Fantastic..... you know we want to see pictures :)

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    Praises. Thank you so much Jan.

    Blessings,
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    YAHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! how exciting!

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    That's so wonderful to hear, yay!!! I have been following all that you have posted Jan. I'm sorry I couldn't donate any quilts at this time, finances just aren't there for shipping right now. I will continue to follow your threads. Thank you for being so kind and doing this for the troops.

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    Fantastic news.

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    I am so happy also I too could not donate this time out. I work with Binky Blankies, would love ot help with the military also. Maybe next time. We just had a div of guards leave for Iran yesterday. Thought we were not sending troops over there. Should tell the young mom to be whose first baby will be born Nov. 7th that we aren't sending troops over. I am so happy that the box got there safe and sound. Some happy troops yesterday...Yeh.. God Bless America and keep her free. Bless all who are in harms way or left at home waiting. and praying....Blessings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Bert advises the first box of our quilts arrived safely in Afghanistan and they are being distributed to the first platoon. The men were told they couldn't have a quilt without getting a picture taken, LOL! Then he has to send the card from the camera to my daughter who has to then send the pics on to me………so it will still be a while before we “meet” our soldiers.

    Oh, the waiting is so hard! But, I’m doing the happy dance in Bedford VA today, wahoo!!

    Jan in VA
    Yay! Jan. I can't wait to start seeing pix.

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    Oh, exciting!! Can't wait to see!

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    YAY...so glad the first box arrived...can't wait to see pics :)

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    The first box had 18 quilts and was shipped on Oct 5th or 6th, if I remember; all in all, it was about as predicted, as expected. Although I'm sure their arrival wasn't "as expected" as far as the men were concerned! Oh I hope it made a happy weekend!

    You know as soon as I have pics of the men you all will see them. I *will* have pics of the shipped quilts before that, as soon as I get the thumb drive with them on it from my fellow Patriot Quilter who took them. She was out of town today.

    Still giggling! :wink:
    Jan in VA

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    Woo Hoo!! That is GREAT news!! :D:D:D

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    Oh how wonderful!! I don't know how we'll all wait to see the pictures. I can't stand the waiting and usually it's not a problem for me. I am so happy that the first box has gotten to the men! YEAH FOR JAN!!

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    Look forward to seeing the pictures. What a lovely thing to do. All our troops need our support in anyway that we can.
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    Doing the bump dance...oh yea....oh yea....bumping around...ooooooo gotta go easy on these ole hips! LOL
    But seriously...really happy that they got it and will sleep happier with their own quilt !

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    Awesome!

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    That's really good news to hear!!

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    Great news!!!!!!

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    Thats just great! How do we get involved?

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    What an absolute wonderful thing that you and those involved have done! I would love to be able to participate the next time around! Pleeeeze private message me with all of the details Jan...I have an abundant stash that is just waiting for a project like this! Hugs! Sandy

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