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Wednesday, July 25, 2007


My friend Kat who is Just a Beach Kat had the most brilliant post today~ I hope she doesn't mind but I am going to be a copy-Kat.
Xerox is hosting an event called Let's Say Thanks. It is a way for all of us to send a card to the troops who are fighting for us. It is so simple and doesn't cost a penny! Go to Children all over the country have done drawings; just find the one you like and attach it to a card. Xerox takes care of the rest. These cards are sent to the troops who are fighting everyday while we enjoy our freedoms.

Here are some of the messages that have been sent by people just like you and me. You can see that it means so much to the troops.
This is a whole lot easier than sending ducks! I have my rubber duckies ready to go, now I just have to figure out how to get them boxed up. This is on my 'to do' list this week. You would think with a shipping warehouse at WhistleStop this would be the least of my problems.

Ally at Simply Nice has honored me with a Blogger Reflection Award. I'm touched! I am s'posed to tag 6 others... but instead I will say that I am just proud to be in the company of Dot , Mrs Nesbitt , the Real Estate Girl , Jill , Rhoda , and the Beach Kat .

Y'all let the troops know how much we care!


Jolene George said...

This is such a great idea and I KNOW the troopes would appreciate them so much. The childrens drawings are beautiful and really tug at your heart strings.
Thank you for sending Chad the ducks. I know it will make him happy. :o)

Sandy McTier said...

Fantastic idea ~ these are great and I know the men and women in the military will so appreciate this very sweet and sincere gesture!
Have a blessed day. Can't wait to see your "framed" rooster. Have you given it a name?

sara said...

What a great idea! Dr. Laura has a cool thing she does with a charity where she donates money toward coffee supplies for the troops, and good coffee too, not cheap junk. I think any thing we do, helps encourage them. Thank you for posting this!

dot said...

A really good idea. I sent my card.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

How totally excellent!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Jolene~ I've got to get them there first!
Sandy~ Well my son marches with the JSU Gamecocks... You can guess what is on his band stuff.
Sara~ you are so right!
Dot~ I knew I could count on you.
1/2 cups~ Kat started it first!

mrsnesbitt said...

What a great idea!
Anothr one of our boys was killed yesterday. It is all so hush hush over here. The treatment they receive when they come home is deisgraceful.


Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Congrats on being named a reflective blogger-that's wonderful!!

RealEstateGirl said...


You're so sweet! I appreciate your kind words and have linked you on my blog--hope you don't mind!

I love that web site for the troops! It's a wonderful thing to share, so I'm sure Kat doesn't mind you being a copy-kat! Too cute!

Much love!

justabeachkat said...

Thanks for spreading the word. Our troops are so deserving and every litle thing helps.

Congrats on your Blogger Reflection Award! You earned it girl!


Sugar Bear said...

I've done this before - such a great idea. I'm off to send another!

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I saw this on Kat's blog, too, and sent one yesterday. Such an easy thing to do for out troops. Congrats on the reflection award...well deserved!

Lana said...

What a wonderful thing Xerox is doing. Congratulations on the award too!


Elle said...

Congrats on the Reflections award and thanks for the links to send cards to the troops...such a great idea.

Along this path said...

Hi there Sandi!

I just found your blog, and I already have a list of yummy treats I want to try! I love this idea for the troops - my brother in law is in Iraq right now, and I know that it's the little things like this that make them smile. I've already added your blog to my list of favorites, so I will be back for more great ideas!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

MrsNesbitt~ so terribly sad!
Thanks Sophie
Tracey~ I love the link, I can check you out more often.
Kat~ shew, I'm relieved your not mad.
Karla~ you are such a sugar
Jill~ easy as pie
Lana~ Xerox deserves the thanks
Elle~ you can be a copy-Kat too
I'll have to follow this new Path...

Kristen said...

We did that several times last year. I need to get out there and do it again!

willzmom said...

Very nice , thanks for sharing. We need to support these brave men and woman whenever and however we can.

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