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

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carols_kitchen replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'November, 2017 - Jingle Bells....Jingle Bells....Christmas Love Will Be On The Way!' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Kim can answer better than I can. We have a stash we can take from, but if you have any, it would save some for emergency requests. You have sewn faithfully for us, and it is appreciated! Carol"
LauraJ replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'October, 2017 Adoption - 2 Groups Deployed in Africa' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"An email!   Laura, I am a SeaBee serving overseas. My group received a care package that you organized with Cub Scout pack 28. Thank you very much for thinking about us. We are very grateful and will put everything to use. Regards, PO1 R.D."
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'November, 2017 - Jingle Bells....Jingle Bells....Christmas Love Will Be On The Way!' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"PaMom, They will probably love the decorations. I say "Go For It!" LOL!"
PaMom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'November, 2017 - Jingle Bells....Jingle Bells....Christmas Love Will Be On The Way!' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I have bunch of decorations to add to my boxes but was wondering if I should include the ones with bells on them. I think they might be to much. they are about the size of a ping pong ball. any thoughts"
Marcey liked Pat L. in IL's discussion November, 2017 - Jingle Bells....Jingle Bells....Christmas Love Will Be On The Way!
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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 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 8:48pm on April 17, 2017, DiRemy said…

Okay, I think I will split them between April and May. Good idea! 

Thank You

At 3:41pm on April 17, 2017, DiRemy said…

Hi Pat - 

I was given 3 cases of Girl Scout cookies over the weekend to donate to MAS. Shall I ship them all at once this week?

At 9:45am on April 6, 2017, DiRemy said…

Understood! Thanks so much for the clarification. 

Have a great day! 



At 9:57pm on April 5, 2017, DiRemy said…

Hi Pat ~ 

I only saw one Sailors name and address attached to April 2017. Is that the address I need then?

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⚓️MM 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!

At 6:26pm on November 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

PatLe.....y, Your full name is visible in the URL above and every time you post. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.


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