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Now that we're nearing the "letter" phase of BC, I wanted a place that we could post humorous quotes from our SR's in their letters. (Hoping there are some! lol) Humor goes a long way in cheering our lonely mama and papa hearts! So post em when you get em!

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No personal letter yet but my SR put "mom" "dad" on his form letter instead of our names... LOL I even read that another SR did this awhile ago and before he left and I told him about it but I dont think he remembered it...

My SR has written Mom and Dad on every envelope. I
wonder if he remembers our real names...LoL

Daubersmom, my daughter did the same thing! lol "mom, dad, step mom, and step dad"! Makes me envision her half asleep, listening with one ear when they said something like, "Ok, fill out these forms. List whomever (would they actually say whom?) you want to attend PIR, mom, dad, step-mom, step-dad." And my SR just copying what they said!

Yeah, listening skills isnt one of his strong points!!! The funniest thing was I had TOLD him not to do that before he left. I also pictured him half awake trying to fill that out... Gotta love em...

Fun discussion ladies!!!

The second letter from my son gave me this.

It's tough here, but not as bad as I though. I am looking forward to getting out of prison boot camp here in three weeks. I am so counting the the days until graduation. Tell the cats I said hi.

You will have lots of fun things to remember in the letters you receive.  Share them to give all a smile.

Our sons must have been sitting next to one another because mine said pretty much the same thing! Lol except it said dogs! Hahahaha.
Here's one from 2008. I just had to share it.

Permalink Reply by Michelle PIR 11/13/09 on October 16, 2009 at 2:47pm
YAAAYYYY!!!! I GOT MAIL!!!!! He didn't actually "write" , but he filled out & returned 4 of the questionnaires!! HYSTERICAL!!!!!
1. My rack is getting on my last nerve!!
2. The first thing I want to eat is SALT POTATOES?!?!?!?! (this cracks me up!!)
3. I want to take a 44 minute shower!! (44? Not 45? LOL)
4. My favorite meal is apples & peanut butter
5. My favorite thing about boot camp......NOTHING!!
6. How do I feel today? Sick & tired of being Sick & tired,Homesick, & WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING!!!!
7. I got fired from "bathroom duty"!!!! I got a MUCH better job though, so I wasn't complaining for being "fired"
8. The first thing I want to do after PIR .....GET OFF BASE!!!!
9. I look forward to mail call because I know mom writes EVERYDAY & it keeps me going!!!! Awwwww!!!
10.. Mom is a "hoot" and more recruits need a mom like her!! aww thanks buddy!
11. My bed is like "papa bears", TOO HARD!!!

His comment on the bottom....I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT OF THIS PLACE!!!!
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Here is a link for those hard days:

Reading Material for FUN! Navy Basic Acronyms, Laughs for the Hard ...

I used to post this regularly...but I thought this group would really appreciate it!

When I read top ten...I couldn't stop..and laughed until I cried!

I just found this -- i am laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes .... oh the memories! Now I am even more really, really excited to she my daughter after boot camp! 5 more days. Simulate a sailor! Awesome. Thank you for sharing the link.

In his 2nd letter my husband wrote: Making the bed sucks, it is easier for me to setup a nuclear rocket than making this stupid bed!! I almost fell laughing! 

first letter: it was priceless... " no mystery meat yet", "I will be carrying a flag during graduation unless I get fired", and " Dad: take care of mom, Mom: take care of Max(the cat)...

Letter from SR on Aug 3rd

PS.  They had Reese peanut butter cookies... :)  :D  They were Grrrrrrrrrrrreat!!

I have been laughing about this all weekend-- every letter he mentions the food. He really misses his momma's southern home cooking.


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