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Re: Sam now Jamie


And thanks everyone for your warm thoughts for Sam.  I appreciate it.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 11:57 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sam now Jamie


> Andrea, wonderful news!  You mentioned Jamie'd been in Iraq 6 months, so
I'm
> guessing this is a leave, not a permanent return. Sam had been there 6
> months as well and returns on July 16.
>
> Sam had specifically requested that his girlfriend NOT come to the
airport.
> He said he'd stink after days without a shower and all the traveling.
None
> of us minded at all.  The gf did decorate a welcome home sign for him at
his
> house.
>
> There's not much he needs from his Aunt Kitty, but I think he knows I
care.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andrea H" <hodgesaa@earthlink.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 7:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sam now Jamie
>
>
> > You guys, I had to tell you all the great news. I got a phone call today
> > from a very close friend. our friend Jamie was on his way home after 6
> > months in Iraq. He was planning on surprising his wife. Their whole
family
> > is coming in this weekend for the 4th, but she wasn't expecting him to
> leave
> > until the 7th. We all got to their house about 5:00. he called
pretending
> to
> > be still in Iraq and asked to to look for some papers for him in their
> > closet. as she was looking he was walking down the hall talking to her.
I
> > think she almost fainted when she saw him. We all stood and cried, and
> > rejoiced that he made it home in one piece. Their Blackhawk helicopter
was
> > attacked on the way out, and he finally made it to Germany and then the
US
> > some 22 hours after leaving Iraq.
> >
> > Because the whole family is coming in, I took it upon myself to make
them
> a
> > reservation at a bed and breakfast downtown for the
> > night................they left after visiting with us for a couple of
> hours,
> > we fed him beer and pizza and chatted, but then sent them on their merry
> > way. Jamie wanted roses sent to the room for his wife so we took care of
> > that too. It felt great to be able to do SOMETHIGN for him! I'm so happy
> for
> > them. And so thankful that he and Sam made it home!
> >
> > Just had to share
> > A
> >
> > Andrea H
> > Beaufort, SC
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 12:50 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] tomato > Sam
> >
> >
> > > Sam said he's been told he's on more prayer lists than he can count.
> > People
> > > coming up to him and thanking him, trying to buy him drinks, etc.   He
> > knows
> > > he's lucky he made it out of that attack near Fallujah alive.
> > > The poor kid has had trouble hanging onto duffles.  When his humvee
was
> > > blown up near Fallujah he lost much of his gear, including his PT
shoes,
> > so
> > > he has had to do PT in boots for months.  Back in Baghdad at the PX he
> had
> > a
> > > choice of size 8 or 16 shoes - I think he wears 12s.  Now for his trip
> to
> > > come home, the duffle of his clothes and odds and ends didn't make the
> > > transfer in Kuwait so they sent it back to Baghdad.  So now he has to
> shop
> > > for clothes because the pants he left here at home won't stay up.
> > >
> > > I watched 60 minutes tonight which had a feature on the many  injured
> > > soldiers and it was very difficult to watch.  Geez, I hope things get
> > > straightened out.
> > >
> > > Kitty
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:03 PM
> > > Subject: RE: [CHAT] tomato > Sam
> > >
> > >
> > > > Gee-- I thought we had some juicy gossip when I saw the Sam name and
> > > > your signature... but this is EVEN BETTER!
> > > >
> > > > This is great that Sam got to come home, even if it is just for a
> short
> > > > time. Enjoy the time with him! And don't forget to load him up with
> all
> > > > those homemade goodies and favorite meals while he is here... and a
> > > > large doggie bag to go back with!
> > > >
> > > > Give him an extra hug from me... no, doesn't know me, but tell him
> > > > thanks for keeping my family safe while he has to be away from
his...
> I
> > > > appreciate it more than I can ever say! :)
> > > >
> > > > Donna
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> On
> > > > > Behalf Of Kitty
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 9:42 AM
> > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] tomato > Sam
> > > > >
> > > > > Yeah, I was surprised to see Sam on there, too!  I must have
> > > > accidently
> > > > > scrolled while having accidentally highlighted the 'From' line,
> which
> > > > > brought up my nephew's email address.   Also surprised that it
went
> > > > > through.
> > > > > But it is quite coincidental because, (DRUM ROLL) :
> > > > > My nephew, SAM IS COMING HOME TODAY FROM IRAQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > > > > We're meeting him at the airport at noon.  I'm so excited.  Of
> course
> > > > > he'll
> > > > > only be here for 2 wks before returning.  And, of course, I bet
> he'll
> > > > > spend
> > > > > much of that time with his girlfriend.  But one nice thing is that
> > > > he'll
> > > > > be
> > > > > here for July 4th which is his sister, Megan's birthday, which
means
> > > > we
> > > > > will
> > > > > all have a nice chance to get together and celebrate.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > > >
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 5:34 AM
> > > > > Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] tomato woes
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Interesting...who's Sam?!? LOL!- just being a smart #$%, no need
> for
> > > > a
> > > > > > reply on that!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Actually my life was more active back then, less sleep, but
> probably
> > > > > > less stress too....
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I really felt it made a difference, as the first year I had to
> back
> > > > to
> > > > > > eating store bought meat, I was sicker than a dog...as the
saying
> > > > goes.
> > > > > > Might have been a coincident, but seems that way at the time.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Donna
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > > > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
> > > > On
> > > > > > > Behalf Of Sam
> > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 11:52 PM
> > > > > > > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > > > > > > Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] tomato woes
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I don't think it is *just* the food, Donna.  You seem to lead
a
> > > > fast-
> > > > > > > paced,
> > > > > > > stressful, busy life.  Was it that way when you were eating
the
> > > > > > natural
> > > > > > > stuff?  I don't mean to suggest that healthier food isn't a
> > > > factor,
> > > > > > but it
> > > > > > > isn't everything.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Years ago I ate a much better, more balanced diet than now,
but
> I
> > > > had
> > > > > > > bronchitis every winter and some summers.  Also sinus
problems.
> I
> > > > > > kept
> > > > > > > busy
> > > > > > > with school, several jobs, etc, didn't get the sleep I needed.
> I
> > > > was
> > > > > > > never
> > > > > > > sickly, but I got sick like everyone else does.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > As I got older, I didn't eat as well as I should, but I
reduced
> my
> > > > > > > stressors
> > > > > > > and got more sleep.  Reduced illness a lot.  Now, this past
> > > > winter, I
> > > > > > was
> > > > > > > completely illness-free, while probably eating the worst.  I
> > > > attribute
> > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > to increasing the house's humidity while reducing my outside
> > > > > > activities
> > > > > > > like
> > > > > > > work.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Kitty
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > > > From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> > > > > > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > > > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:02 PM
> > > > > > > Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] tomato woes
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Ya know Jesse.. you are correct about what is in the food we
> > > > eat.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Years ago, I grew all my own veggies and froze/canned them
for
> > > > the
> > > > > > off
> > > > > > > > season. My uncle raised cows, pigs and chickens for both our
> > > > > > families.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I was never healthier than... didn't even get a cold!
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Now, with limited veggie growing room and my uncle has
passed
> on
> > > > and
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > farm sold.... well, get sick every darn year! (some worse
than
> > > > > > others)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Donna
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I'm trying to MAKE time for the things that are important
to
> > > > > > > > > me....eating food that is not treated with chemicals for
one
> > > > > > thing. I
> > > > > > > > > KNOW what goes on my veggies...water and sunshine. The
end.
> > > > And..a
> > > > > > > > love
> > > > > > > > > for pickles started this whole thing.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > >
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