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booksforsoldiers.com care package

January 19th, 2005

Some of y’all know that I occasionally send care packages to guys and gals overseas through http://www.boooksforsoldiers.com (Politically, if I leaned any further left, I’d fall down, but I absolutely want to support these individual men and women who are far from home, working on behalf of our country.) Well, one guy in particular has been super about writing back. Which, happily, works to his benefit because then I want to send him and his buddies more stuff. “This Is Spinal Tap” is next up to go out. Sidetracking, if you haven’t seen the DVD of this, you really, really should. The commentary is done by the cast members as if they were in the band. So it’s Nigel and the rest doing the commentary, and it is freakin’ hilarious! I highly recommend it.

Aaaanyway, getting back on track. I had mentioned in a recent mail that my daughter had been sick on Halloween and hadn’t been able to go out. Well, apparently the guys in my soldier’s tent had gotten about 75 lbs of candy for Christmas from various organizations back home who wanted to be extra nice to the troops at the holidays.

Seventy five pounds. Five guys in the tent. That’s a lotta candy. So they sent a care package to my daughter consisting of four pounds of candy and a stuffed camel. The box is deeper than it looks in that pic, by the way. It was very unexpected, and so nice!

I’m going to have to hide the box, though. My daughter has already burned through at least five lollipops since yesterday afternoon.

I’m just really impressed with the thoughtfulness of these guys, to take the time and money to pack and ship a big box of candy to a five-year-old girl they’ve never met. It really reaffirms my faith in the basic goodness of people.

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  1. January 19th, 2005 at 18:45 | #1

    Wow. 🙂

    That’s so sweet. Makes me all sniffly ::hunts for tissue:: …wait, I think it’s just the hormones.

    But yeah, it is really nice of them. I’ve always believed that goodness breeds goodness. 🙂 Reap what you sow, etc. It’s always wonderful to hear about the nice things in life. Too often we hear about the bad stuff, and it kinda sours us inside. There are good people out there, and it’s important to remember that.

    SQUEEE!! Cute camel!!!

  2. January 19th, 2005 at 18:45 | #2

    Wow. 🙂

    That’s so sweet. Makes me all sniffly ::hunts for tissue:: …wait, I think it’s just the hormones.

    But yeah, it is really nice of them. I’ve always believed that goodness breeds goodness. 🙂 Reap what you sow, etc. It’s always wonderful to hear about the nice things in life. Too often we hear about the bad stuff, and it kinda sours us inside. There are good people out there, and it’s important to remember that.

    SQUEEE!! Cute camel!!!

  3. January 19th, 2005 at 18:46 | #3

    Excellent

    Much excellence.

  4. January 19th, 2005 at 18:46 | #4

    Excellent

    Much excellence.

  5. January 19th, 2005 at 20:15 | #5

    I like things like this. It balances out my evil overlord ‘doom and gloom’ nature, which is an absolute necessity.

    Also, that camel looks utterly cute.

    Also, what is her favorite animal? Or animals? Just curious.

  6. January 19th, 2005 at 20:15 | #6

    I like things like this. It balances out my evil overlord ‘doom and gloom’ nature, which is an absolute necessity.

    Also, that camel looks utterly cute.

    Also, what is her favorite animal? Or animals? Just curious.

  7. January 19th, 2005 at 20:33 | #7

    That’s so cool of them!

  8. January 19th, 2005 at 20:33 | #8

    That’s so cool of them!

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