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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 08:30

Heys folks I have a pen pal or should say email friend in Iraq he is there for 18 months. As I never sent care packages to a guy over seas I need some Ideas besides cookies and eatable goodies. What would be fun stuff I am not sure as he says they enjoy everything. For the girls there also. All help apprecietated SusieQ


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Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 07:32

Quoting JerseyAngel: Hey Suz. What about deodorant, powder and lotion. It gets really hot there. They sweat and from the sun, their skin gets real dry. Just a thought. My son will be shipping out in Sept. I would like to thank everyone for helping our troops.

Congrads GF you placed 1st on the race WOHOO got to keep those guys in place


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Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 07:31

You folks are great Actually Pattie some do like the jerky pending on what kind you send. but dental floss is good lol I am finding out about silly string. and as for the deorant and stuff or YA> We are also chatting on IM and it is really great. Makes it a lot faster to convey needs that way. He says what ever is sent over by anyone is a great treat. When they open their boxes they play a game of what the person was thinking about when they see what was sent. This man is incharge of a whole squad and told me that they love the jelly bellies or at least the girls do. They all shre and I think it is really cool. Since I posted this one I found out that he runs K races and bicycles and races on the camp when weather permits. I sent him a list and I have his clothes size and all already. We have already become friends. He is a great guy and hopefully soon we will be able to web cam to talk.


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Posted on Tue, Feb 19, 2008 14:43

I just want to say Susie, what you are doing is wonderful.


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Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2008 06:42

Hey Suz. What about deodorant, powder and lotion. It gets really hot there. They sweat and from the sun, their skin gets real dry. Just a thought. My son will be shipping out in Sept. I would like to thank everyone for helping our troops.


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Posted on Sun, Feb 17, 2008 19:25

I was told by a soldier friend of mine that they need silly string (of all things). If they don't use it theirselves, they give it to those who do use it. They use it to find hidden fishing lines and things like that....that may trigger a bomb or the like.... Ride Easy....


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Posted on Sun, Feb 17, 2008 12:07

Quoting Blait: Had a friend there..all he ever said was no beef jerky (made them thirstier) or anything that melts.

If you do send jerky send dental floss with it! LOL


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 21:14

Blait that was my thought also nothing that makes them thirstier medicineman thank you those are good ideas Cali I like your thoughts. wouldn't do anygood to send batteries with out the toys NN ya that is good candles would of never thought of that especially the scented ones. Patti socks I gues I could send some of those crazy ones I was think boxers you know the ones with pics like flames and stuff Aww "T" you seem to hit the spot never thought of audi but now we have web cams and can see each other on the computers now that would be good. lorlie magazines yep never thought of them. DT your right the writiing is very important. OK I not smart here but what is with the baby wipes you guys??? He said his sister sent some and have no idea why!!! You guys this was great thanks a bunch. Hugs Susie


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 12:54

+car,cycle,sports magazines for guys,fashion and movie mags for girls. On a serious note, I have heard silly string (yes!) comes in handy for detecting tripwires.


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 05:24

There is a woman close to where I lived that started an orginization called packages from home. They have a website you could check out that might give you some ideas.


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 04:45

Awesome! the most important thing is to keep writing.. phone cards and baby wipes.


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Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 2008 04:34

Hey Susie, I remember people making audio tapes, hellos, prayers, thanks, several people on one tape. If he and his friends have access to a cassette player..can you do that on cd's?? I have no idea. But I remember that the soldiers loved hearing the voices of people, strangers supporting them. Pictures too. Maybe of places in the states he's never seen or of his hometown. Things that give an idea of hope and home. Would he need batteries?? Chapstick, travel sized hand lotions. Even little samples of perfume, cologne. Little things to perk them up?


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 22:54

Socks, socks and more socks. I remember the Vietnam lads always wanted dry socks. Not sure that the lads in Iraq are in trenches as much as the Vietnam lads. Writing paper, gum, jerky, cigarettes.


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 22:52

Socks, socks and more socks. I remember the Vietnam lads always wanted dry socks. Not sure that the lads in Iraq are in trenches as much as the Vietnam lads. Writing paper, gum, jerky, cigarettes.


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 22:40

Personal supplies. Maybe scented candles,soaps,etc.. Magazines.(People/Cosmo) Maybe some fun stuff,like DVD's. Things they would have a difficult time getting while over there.


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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 21:48

These are some suggestions I found on another site: Razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, Babywipes,beef jerky,Hard candies(for the troops) and sweettarts(for them to give to local kids), eye drops, zip lock bags, and prepaid phone cards.


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