Becky's question about adopting

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Becky's question about adopting
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 3:23pm
a military member is great. I already have 2...the sons of friends. One in Kuwait, one in Iraq. As I type this my table is covered with little things I've collected. Been trying to get input on the best things to send. So far the most requested seem to be:

Lip balm, wet wipes, bubble gum, and jelly beans. To this I have added some dental care gum (the mother in me can't resist!), small tubes of toothpaste, dental floss, Q-tips in the little plastic thing, moisturizing eye-drops, sunflower seeds, Mentos, Lifesavers, juice in those little pouches w/straws and...TADA...the ever popular Toilet Paper! Now I have to get 2 bigger boxes cause I keep adding to this pile!

I am searching for a site that will tell us what else the soldiers want/need. When I get it I'll post it here. Honey's son is in the Navy on a ship so he most likely has access to this stuff! But I'm sure he would appreciate cards and letters. I'll e-mail her to ask.

RJ's son hasn't left yet but maybe she'll give us his addy when he goes? Bren's nephew is on his way, isn't he?

Who have I missed?

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 5:33pm
Cappy wasn't Judy son in the service?? Dotcomom??

Hugs

Mary

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 7:22pm
No Mary. I think one son works in D.C. and 2 in college? Where has Judy been? Anyone know?

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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 9:08pm
Cappy. Here's a site that may be helpful to you operationshoebox.com . I have 3 nephews that are overseas...One is at Ramstein AFB in Germany...Another one is in Air Force stationed in Venis...Jeremy is in the army and is heading for Kuwait Sunday...Take care...Bren
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Wed, 03-26-2003 - 10:05pm
Would be happy to send ds's addy but will only e-mail it. He leaves Monday 3/31...Let me know.

Great idea...RJ