November 22, 2015
Good morning. What an eye opener!! Please disregard the post and address for sending cards to recovering American soldiers. I checked with Snopes (I really should have done this first I guess), and Walter Reed Hospital DOES NOT ACCEPT cards for our soldiers. I did not know this but they closed in 2011 to merge with another medical facility.
According to Snopes, I guess you will have to contact your local Red Cross centers to find out how to send holiday cards to any of our military. All cards must be signed (name only), and will be distributed without the envelopes. If interested, check out Snopes.com for more information. I'm sorry for the misinformation. It sounded like a good idea to me. (I even addressed several envelopes with cards myself)
I remember back when I was nineteen, participating in a program where we could write letters to service men and women. I actually got to meet the wonderful young man (and his family) that I was corresponding with. Sad to say, times have changed, and for safety reasons the government frowns on this now. Progress?
On to a cheerier note, I went to watch Jazzy perform as the Ghost of Christmas Present yesterday. What a treat!! We are so very proud of our Jazzy. Actually, we are quite proud of all the members of our local drama group. They all did a fabulous job in A Christmas Carol.
I did my best to take photos and videos, but there was a rather large and squirmy guy seated to my right, and he kept bumping into my right arm. The way he was seated in his seat had me quite scrunched in my seat. Yeesh!! Some folks just aren't very polite.
But I did get some super photos, and a few good videos. I've posted two of the videos on my FB page for those of you who would like to see them. (for those of you interested, my FB name is Franny Loud) Here are a few photos from the play.
The Ghost of Christmas Past visits Ebeneezer Scrooge.
This is a scene from Ebeneezer Scrooge's youth. That's Jazzy with the skates.
Next, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Jazzy) visits Ebeneezer.
I had to include this shot because I think it is so interesting and fun. Friends of ours were taking a "selfie" of themselves and Jazzy, while I was off to the side taking a photo of them.
This next photo is my favorite. Gosh, it shows just how blessed I really am. This is what happens when a mom has two sons and a daughter. She ends up with three beautiful daughters!! Dee Dee, you too are very blessed. From left to right, Amber (Bobby's sweetie, Janicee (Kevin's sweetie), Jazzy and Mom (my daughter Deanne). I'm still patting my shoulder with pride!
Last, but not least, here's a photo of the proud Papa too. This is my SIL Eddie. If his chest puffs up any more, it will burst!! (actually, I could say that about all of us!!)
Well, that's about all my babble for this morning. I'm off to the kitchen to make a tasty breakfast for Pogo and me. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.