“I feel for your friends. My son just came home yesterday and I was finally able to take a deep breath for the first time in a year. One small bit of good news that might help is that communication with their daughter should be fairly easy, I was able to talk to my son almost every day. There are days when everything is locked down but not very often.”
oregonrain on Aug 18, 2010 at 20:04:48
“Congrats for having your son home safely! Thanks for your kind words for my friends. I will pass on your info about communication. I can see your smile from here !”
“My son called this morning to tell me he had shaken the Vice President's hand. He was really excited! Afterwards, he and some friends bought "near beer," chips, and beef patties and had a barbeque. He said that a couple of the guys set off flares for the fireworks. He told me that several of his friends had become citizens earlier that day. All in all, even though he's in Iraq, it was one of his best fourth of Julys.”
suzc on Jul 5, 2010 at 09:20:34
I hope your son and his buddies all come home safely and soon!
I'm happy for them that they got a bit of a break. (Did they get to watch Capitol Fourth?)
Meanwhile I continue to pray for them all.
I applaud the Bidens for going into that war zone. They seem like good solid Americans to me. Traditional values. Bright. Caring. (And rich enough not to have to do this stuff.) (Can you imagine the Palins doing that?) Good for Jill for going with her husband! Good for the Bidens for bringing a touch of at-least-apparent normalcy.”
“My husband and I dropped in at Walmart to pickup an Easter basket for our friend's son. While we were there we also picked up some frozen items. We then stood in line for over an hour and by the time we reached the check out we had to return our frozen items because they had melted. We were left with the Easter basket which they told us we couldn't buy because it had been recalled. When we complained to the manager he said headquarters wouldn't allow him to put on more checkers. He said he understood our frustration and that he never shops there because of the waits. We gladly pay more at our local market and won't be returning to Walmart anytime soon.”
BannedInBoston on May 29, 2010 at 17:08:14
“You do have to time your "visits". Since I get my "hit" weekly, I know when the best times are. Otherwise, all you can do is stand in line and roll your eyes while the old guy at the front of the line tries to work out with the cashier why his credit card won't clear....”
“My son was a first responder to the December 12th bombing that killed three soldiers and maimed a fourth. He said it was caused by a "shape" charge, or an EFP (I think that's the term he used). Wouldn't that be considered dying in combat?”
colorperdaughter on Jan 1, 2010 at 14:51:02
“I would think so. Those weapons EFP's- I think are explosive devices are quite big and are being shipped in from Iran.”
“This is perfect timing. I have wanted to make apple butter like my grandmother but I didn't have the recipe. I just recently found a recipe that sounds right, but I had reservations about canning anything. This makes it look easy, or at least easier than I thought it would be.”