Thursday, February 5, 2009
Calling Cards for Troops...
Off the subject a bit, but a good tip. Our son Tim is heading to Iraq in about 30 days. It is his wish to go and defend freedom. I, on the other hand, am a cynic. I have Viet Nam to thank for that.
My heart aches for him because I know the disillusionment he will face. I can't prepare him for it because I'm just an old guy from another time.
When he was going through basic training I wrote him nearly every day, including lots of picture and clippings. Now I can't write. There is a difference between the typed word and the written word. I never had beautiful penmanship but it was mine. I will type him letters for as long as I can.
My wife, Gale, found out about a program for recycling cell phones in exchange for calling cards for soldiers. She never does things halfway.
Here is a week's effort.