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Pat L. in IL
  • Female
  • Carol Stream, IL
  • United States

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Pat L. in IL shared their discussion on Facebook
Oct 1
Pat L. in IL added a discussion to the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor

October, 2018 - Navy Group Deployed to Rota, Spain

The Molly's Adopt A Sailor October adoption is a group of 17 males and 1 female. Half of the group is from the Seattle area. They do have microwave access.They are allowed to receive pillowcases but one of our wonderful seamstresses has a big stash and has requested to supply this group.Wish List:Macaroni & cheese cupsRamen noodlesCookies (especially Girl Scout)Granola barsBeef jerkyCandyCoffee (no K-cups please)Sunflower seedsNutsTrail mixDrink sticksShipping dates October 22-25.See More
Oct 1
valeriejean replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Hi All, sorry I've been absent for awhile.  I will send a box of goodies this month!"
Sep 12
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I can send less if you want to send some. we send one for everyone."
Sep 7
NitaSewBee replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"would it hurt to send more pillowcases.?  just curious."
Sep 5
NitaSewBee replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"That  sounds great.. I bet they will be awesome and the girls will love them no doubt.. "
Sep 5
NitaSewBee liked Pat L. in IL's discussion September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait
Sep 5
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'September, 2018 Adoption - Navy Group Deployed in Kuwait' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Good day ladies,        Hope all are well. Mom and I can cover the other 20 pillowcases unless someone else wants to send some. We will also send another box of assorted goodies. I have missed chatting with everyone. Blessings to…"
Sep 5

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A little about me:
Mother of 5. Our youngest Jeffrey left for Great Lake Mar 4
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
how many mixed emotions I have and that they are all valid.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 9:55pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi pat thanks for the reply, so only those that asked will get adopted? How do you ladies get your boxes to the carrier? I got my sons address and it's been 3 weeks and he hasn't received his package.

At 3:42pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Pat, question how does one get adopted on the Carrier, My son is on there and I ask to let me send boxes of snacks and stuff and he said he is ok no need. Now are there certain groups that get adopted.

At 12:46pm on March 17, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I did receive thank you shipped his box yesterday. All went well. Thanks for your help

At 9:15pm on January 24, 2018, Bugsmom said…

Hi!! Sent out my package today.. 

thank you again for your help.

At 3:37am on December 1, 2017, Babylon said…

No thank you for your efforts on behalf of our loved ones.

At 3:07pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I really don't do facebook
Only have one for my job.
It's a security thing.

But I will put the dates in my calendar.
At 2:28pm on August 25, 2017, Ceej0347 said…
I would love to join the Chicago moms.

This has def been an experience. Good and bad!
At 1:10pm on February 7, 2017, SebJar said…

Hi Pat,

Not sure if I'm in the right place. . thank you for adding me for adopting a sailor :) , but I'm a little confused on where to start. . .do I just create a box of needed things & send it to the address specified each month?

Many thanks,


At 5:18pm on January 12, 2017, MamaJ said…

Thank you Pat!!!

At 7:50pm on November 15, 2016, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

There's been lots of issues with N4M lately.  I've been working with the ad agency that handles the N4M account and I am having a conference call with them on Thursday morning.  I've got a few other mom's (& a dad) on here that I've been communicating with and they are going to be in on the call.  If you would like to join us, let me know.  It will be Thursday, 11/17 at 10am CT.  I can give you the info if you want to be in on it.  Otherwise I can just let you know what's happening afterwards.  Doing my best to help save the site!


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