Tuesday, May 27, 2008

CALLING ALL BAKERS: Cookies for Soldiers

I received this message (below) Monday...only too appropriate for Memorial Day, I think. This is not a request for decorated cookies, but homemade cookies for soldiers for Father's Day. I thought this was an nice way to say thank you to our soldiers....and I want to say a personal "thank you" to my brother-in-law who came home from Iraq last week and to my dad, who doesn't talk about it much, but served in Vietnam. Thanks, guys...we are so proud of you!

"My Son-In-Law is in Afghanistan and is the father of two boys. There are many many fathers in his FOB (forward operating base) that just would enjoy simple homemade 'American style' cookies. We are talking basic peanut butter, chocolate chip, and oatmeal. Nothing fancy and not too heavy on the chocolate, it melts and is a mess if it is too heavy.

I am trying to arrange for folks to send some cookies to the FOBs on the outskirts and to those lower ranking guys, as my SIL puts it, those getting killed. He has agreed to pass them out to every enlisted Dad he can find.... He said most of them are dads but so many are out of touch with their families. They don't have Internet access yet but can phone if they are lucky enough to have an Afghani international phone. Very few do. Almost all without exception are there on a 15 month tour, him included.

To get to them in time for Father's Day they need to be sent by June 4th."

If you are interested in participating, please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you or click the "email me" link at the very bottom of this blog, and I will get the address to you. Thanks so much! Godspeed to our soldiers!

6 comments:

  1. very cool! I will be baking some!

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  2. I'm interested as well.

    My email is minervaDOTriveroATgmailDOTcom

    (remove DOT and AT)

    Thank you :)

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  3. Bridget, send me some info. I am leaving for Mississippi tomorrow to join my husband whose working there for a few months. I may just be doing a lot of sitting at the apartment there, so I am taking some of my cookie baking supplies. These would be a good project for me and I would like to do anything I can for our Troops! God Bless them!

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  4. oops! My e-mail is pmbbwell@gvtc.com

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  5. I would be happy to send some cookies. My email address is sriffer@mail.com

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  6. If you are still doing this for the troops, I am a gourmet cookie baker. My email is smart.money79@yahoo.com. My husband remembers how much fun it was to get a "cookie" care package when he served. Thanks!

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