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When my father was in the service, my mother would often send him cookies, and baked treats for him and his buddies. When he was stationed overseas She wanted to make sure he remembered her so she sen
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posted at 8/27/2008 12:39 AM EDT
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When my father was in the service, my mother would often send him cookies, and baked treats for him and his buddies. When he was stationed overseas She wanted to make sure he remembered her so she sent him a picture of her baking.

Mom

posted at 8/27/2008 3:02 AM EDT
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I remember when I was in basic training for the Army back in 1982, one of the guys received one of those 'care' packages. It was hilarious. We were not allowed any sweets at that time and here was this package that must have weighed over 300 pounds and was in a box that was almost the size of a fridge. The poor guy almost died of embarrassment but even the drill sargeants were laughing their butts off. It was filled home made baked goods. Guess his mom wanted to ensure that there was enough for everyone.

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posted at 8/29/2008 7:32 AM EDT
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ok

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posted at 8/29/2008 9:14 AM EDT
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There is nothing like goodies baked at home!! We create the memory when we make them and then share the memory when we eat them!!

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posted at 9/12/2008 12:06 AM EDT
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great

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posted at 6/6/2011 8:49 PM EDT
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I want to know what happened to the huge box of baked goods that were sent.  Did they relent & let the guys have them?
Did the officers keep them for themselves? 
I think sending baked goods is a wonderful way to remember someone.

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posted at 6/8/2011 9:57 AM EDT
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Nothing feels more like love than home made bake goods. i love getting gifts from the kitchen and always enjoy baking for others. You just can' help feeling love, thanks for sharing your story and thanks to your family for their service.

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posted at 6/8/2011 12:07 PM EDT
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A bit off-topic but this reminded me......
I'd love to send cookies and treats to a much loved missionary family in remote China..........
Will things stay fresh that long?

Re: Mom

posted at 6/8/2011 2:44 PM EDT
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Nancy, I send goodie packages to my son in the Navy when they are deployed. Sometimes it takes 4 weeks for the packages to get to him. He said the brownies and cookies arrive just fine, but cupcakes get moldy. I guess the cupcakes are more moist and don't last that long sealed in a box. I put the brownies and cookies in plastic containers, crumple up wax paper to fill the gaps in the top so they don't move around too much and break, and then seal the lids with masking tape. With the exception of the cupcakes, he says everything arrives just fine and lasts about...1 day!!!

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posted at 6/8/2011 4:26 PM EDT
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Verlee -- Thank you.   I want to try this.

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posted at 6/8/2011 4:36 PM EDT
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Great story Marie!   Never hurts to remind them what you look like when they're far away lol.

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posted at 6/8/2011 5:14 PM EDT
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Nice memory! Thanks for sharing!

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posted at 6/11/2011 10:15 PM EDT
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Cute story.  Thanks for sharing.  And thank you to all you in the service!!!!  God bless you!!!