Saturday, July 19, 2008

Requests and Happy Birthday

An angel in desert camo tells how some special cakes were prepared for July birthdays.

". . . Let me tell you how the cook decorated. He took some zip lock bags, we made red frosting (we only have black/red/green food coloring, the liquid, which makes the frosting a runny consistency). So, he filled a zip, cut the corner of a second zip, stuck in the giant tip (very limited tips - most of them are toooooooo big) then squeezed the first bag into the tip of the second . . ."

Clever cook.

I know what you're thinking, but we've already got the supplies covered. Some of us got to clean out our closets of decorating supplies from lives long past (and best forgotten) .

Angel in Desert Camo" WILL have cake decorating supplies for AUGUST.

These requests are the usual type that come in early in deployments. Let’s see what we can do to help these troopers set up house keeping for the LONG HAUL.

Send what you can to the address on sidebar, and we’ll get these things boxed up and off to these warriors. More will be listed as the rest of the 6-4 Trooper contacts check in. It’s going to take some time for me to get used to calling their units Troops.
  • Small paint brushes 1” and 3"
  • Bed Sheets
  • Shower Curtains

The brushes are used for cleaning weapons and “dusting areas”. Okay, I don’t know about you, but I’m going to request pictures of 1SG Johnson “dusting areas”. That I need to see.

The Flat bed sheets are not only used for beds, but seem to come in handy for all kinds things.

Clear shower curtains just are not the best for these guys. For the length of the deployment, it is very important that the guys have some place to go for some personal time. Personal space is hard to come by, but helps recharge. If we can get enough bed sheets, this is one of those “unexpected uses”.

This picture sent from a previous blogger to give you some idea of the uses for the shower curtains and sheets. This was for officers, so don’t expect such luxury for the majority of the troops.

There is a special request for spices to SPICE up the meals that are prepared for these warriors. If possible, large containers of one kind of spice will better serve the purpose, but we’ll send on the regular sized bottles of spices. These people are serious about doing their very best for their people.

Let’s get these warriors settled in and then get down to the support they will need for the long haul. Everything we do helps make day to day living a little more bearable, and reassures these warriors that there are AMERICANS that support them in every way possible.

  • Lemon Pepper
  • Lawery Seasoning Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • O’Bay Seasoning
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Kosher Salt
  • White Pepper
  • Onion Pepper
  • Gumbo Powder
  • Curry Powder
  • Cumin
  • All Spice
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
  • Thyme
  • Chinese Five Spice
  • Tarragon
  • Nutmeg
  • Powdered Ginger
  • Dill Weed
  • Bay Leaves
  • Whole Cloves
  • Cayenne Pepper

From previous deployments, we've been told to please try not send those face shredding disposable razors.

For our warriors, as always,
Gratitude and Prayers.


tankerbabelc said...

What a location to celebrate a birthday. Happy Birthday (a few days late on my part) Raiders. We've got your back over here.

Be safe, fight hard and NEVER forget that we honor, respect, support and love you all.

Anonymous said...

We also need hair clippers and not the kind that breaks down. Oster, I think is one of the better brands out there.

Hutto Haole Wahine said...

Anonymous --- click on Hwahine at the top of this comment, and tell us where to send the clippers.

Agreed OSTER is the best brand.

JonsMom said...

Paperback books, up to date magazines, postage stamps, envelopes, notebooks and ink pens are also a nice addition to the care boxes. I have already sent some of these items to my soldier.

Hutto Haole Wahine said...

UP to date magazines. Thanks for the reminder.

I have several magazine subscriptions, that I thumb through, and print from the web any articles I want to keep.

Then every Tuesday (or near that) I ship that weeks bounty off to Stan in the Priotity Envelopes. It costs $4.80 to mail.

This time of year, the magazines offer me FREE gift subscriptions for another person, if I renew my subscription --- So, I send one to a gal at the office---and then I can send TWO groups Magazines.

I send:

NEW YORKER (a hit, but most have not seen it)
TEXAS MONTHLY (another hit, just for it's laugh factor)
FOREIGN AFFAIRS (yes, I read this, and it's amazing some of the letters I've received from guys discussing things they've read---conversations we still continue)
VANITY FAIR (yeah, they even read this)

It's an electic bunch, but has sparked many letters, and discussions.

Just another sign why I'm "that crazy lady in Hutto".