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

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  • Bugsmom
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  • DiRemy
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Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Since they sleep on cots, maybe twin size would be best?????"
Tuesday
LauraJ replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Spreading the message as best as we can.  I will call you soon so that we can catch up on life.  ((hugs))"
Feb 11
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"THANK YOU!!!!!"
Feb 11
LauraJ replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"I have 12 to send.  They are the 50 x 60 size fleece blankets, already rolled. They were on clearance at my local Wal-Mart for $5. My co-worker brought some fun color ones to add to my basic colors.  Should brighten things up a bit. …"
Feb 11
Pat L. in IL replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Fleece would be great! As a matter of fact I was given 6 fleece blankets that I am going to send. It has gotten cold in Iraq and the concrete structures they live in have no heat and holes in the ceiling. Anything that will help them keep warm would…"
Feb 2
Sarabi2013 replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Blankets! Are there any requirements? Size, color, fabric? I have fleece..."
Feb 2
Sarabi2013 liked Pat L. in IL's discussion February, 2018 Adoption - Army Group in Iraq
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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
Son/Daughter
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Enlisted
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 9:15pm 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 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! 

Sincerely,

DiRemy

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,

Lisa

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

Thank you Pat!!!

 
 
 

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