In the modern era, we all have `em: Online friends, people we’ve never met in real life but we are glad to count among our number; a friendly face in your inbox, your blog, your Facebook wall, a message board.
For me, one of those guys is Ernie Stewart. 13 years ago, he first asked me and a bunch of folks on a message board he runs to help him out: He had a crazy idea to collect money and buy a couple of plane tickets for our younger military members so they could come home for the holidays on leave. Being a veteran himself, he knew how important it was for both the military member, and the family.
Being a nutbag peace-lovin’ hippie, this was a cause I could get behind.
THIRTEEN years later, I still donate to the cause, and read PSA announcements on my airshift, and cajole my friends. In those 13 years I have done my tiny part every year. My own kids grew up, two joined the military, one served in Afghanistan. I’ve become a mother in law to a military member, I’ve become a grandmother.
I’m still helping in my own little way.
THIS post is one of those ways…I am asking YOU, to please head over to LBEH.org and make a donation. Any little bit helps! Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and will help a military member go home to see family THIS holiday season!
LET’S BRING `EM HOME!
Every time I hear James Earl Jones announce “we got the meats,” I die a little inside. Such a waste of a magnificent voice, it sounds more like the mating cry of illiterate food addicts.
My daughter recently shared this with me, I assume so that I can make us stroopwafels instead of buying them. I will continue to buy them until one of you people make me some. http://youtu.be/7oB50N96Ce4