We received a letter from the soldier we "adopted" through Soldiers Angels!
Unc brought the letter back from the Post Office Saturday morning, and he and Mama were just as excited as Gordon and I to hear from "our soldier".
In my last letter, I even playfully encouraged him to write or we would put horse laxative in some future brownies, or we would start to send him girlie things, or we would put itching powder in something. HA!
Turns out, our adopted soldier is quite good at expressing himself. He is entertaining and has a good sense of humor. He writes a great letter.
He mentioned receiving the second package and loving the home made cookies.
Now I am wondering if he received the first package that also contained home-made cookies.
It is not like I am going to jump on a mail truck and investigate the path these packages take to reach the soldiers. You know, one just likes to know that the package arrived.
My business persona may be leaking over into this non-business activity like sending stuff to brighten the day of this soldier. I've had to laugh at myself for putting notes in the packages about what was in the letters and for listing in the letters what was shipped in the packages....just like I would do with an order for porcelain. Gracious me! No need for so much efficiency!
This adopted soldier thing feels good and right. Unc even teared up a little while remembering how he felt when he received a letter from home when he was in Japan.
I'll have to look for some of Unc's WWII V-mail and some of the mail from Uncle D's stint in Korea. Now I'm glad we saved it. It brings those wars to life...makes them real, ya know?