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Re: Re: tomato > Sam


Me too Kitty and the sooner the better so all the "Sams" out there can
come home - permanently. Enjoy your visit! Give him a hug from Texas!


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 6/30/2004 11:50:11 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
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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