[Northkeep] Fw: [Ansteorra-announce] Gathering and Sending CarePackages to ourService Man and Women

isa van reinholte isavanreinholte at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 20 07:16:01 PDT 2004


I am still here on occasion, lurking mostly.

Baulsac is actually, coincedently, home for a short time.  he leaves thursday for boston, then back to norfolk.  they are preparing for another cruise but with the civil unrest of Haiti and Spain.  They are only speculating as to where to send the boys.

Baulsac is seriously considering going career in the Navy and has just completed a Naval Specialist certification.  After only 3 years being enlisted that's considered a big deal since there are officers that have served 20 years that don't have it.

Care packages are especially important to those in the field where it may be 6mths to a year before they will see loved ones again.  Even on ship where they don't see as much action, the packages are appreciated.

Some things to consider:  make sure you use a family members name on the packages.  otherwise, they won't get it till after it clears quarantine.  Baulsac's ship does not take any packages on board that do not have a enlisted man's name on it.  When out in the field or in their case sea, they love getting soda, chocolate and the usual cigerettes.  The on board vending machines run out of stuff after about 60 days out to sea.  Also in the warmer climates the large wet wipes like what you can get at rib crib are appreciated by all service men for hygiene.

I usually send items that have some symbology attached since i can't be kissing and hugging my boy, I send little bags of hershey hugs and kisses.  he gets the meaning and his shipmates understand it to.

I also send a enormous bag of those dum dum suckers.  Fred--baulsac loves to hand these out in place of the "here's your sign" kinda thing for the rookies.

Music and reading material is good to.  if they have a laptop you can even send them the latest movie releases.  I search far and wide to find humourous pirate and viking songs that baulsac loves to use to antagonize his shipmates and co's with.  I believe the usual comment he gets is that he has too much energy and must need more work.  HA!!!

Baulsac also has a new name:  baudeleaire (spelling is horrible today).

If fighter practice still takes place behind rosebowl on wednesdays, i will try and bring him and his shipmate.

Much thanks to those that still think of him and all our serviceman.

Isa VanReinholte

aka Maidenhair





Mercedes/Stephanie <steldr at cox.net> wrote:
I'm not sure where Balsac is right now. Isa, are you still on the list?
Care to give us a Balsac update? One of our boys from Mooneschadowe,
Belgutai, came home recently but I'm not sure where Bill (whose SCA name is
escaping me) is right now either. The Wastelands has a young man in the
Navy but he's in Japan, not in the middle east. And apparently Danulf, also
from Mooneschadowe, is heading into the Army this week. Who knows where he
will end up. There may be more - those are the few I know.

Zubeydah, if you would be willing to be a coordinator, I'm sure that the
Barony would be willing to help.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Zubeydah" 
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 8:35 PM
Subject: [Northkeep] Fw: [Ansteorra-announce] Gathering and Sending
CarePackages to ourService Man and Women

Do we have any service men or women from the Barony currently serving? Or
from any of the Northern Region?

I think this would be a very very cool thing to do.... I'd previously worked
with Blue Star Moms a bit; they seem like a good group, if a bit
disorganized sometimes.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Brian & Pam Martin
To: ansteorra-announce at ansteorra.org
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 9:06 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra-announce] Gathering and Sending Care Packages to
ourService Man and Women

Greetings Ansteorra,

As many of you have heard and read in the last two weeks, one of our own;
Friedrich von Konigsberg, was killed while serving his country in Iraq.
One of the things that we learned from Friedrich's frequent emails home was
just how much receiving care packages meant to the soldiers serving in
Middle-East. Anything that these brave men and women get from home helps to
lift their spirits and reminds them that we appreciate their service.

In honor of Friedrich and his life, many of his friends have begun gathering
and sending care packages to the men and women who are serving in Iraq and
Afghanistan. This has lead people from Bryn Gwlad, where Friedrich lived, to
begin working as a group to gather and send care packages to our troops in
harm's way. I therefore invite, nay, challenge the other baronies, shires
and cantons in this great kingdom to do the same. How many groups out there
are willing to put forth just a little effort to let our soldiers and
marines who serve in hazardous duty know that we remember and appreciate
them? All you need is one or two people from each group to coordinate the
effort of collecting the donations, then boxing and shipping it - everyone
else can just drop off donated items at fighter practice or populous
meetings. It's that easy.

What's that? You don't know what to send or where to send it? That's not a
problem - just have your group's coordinator contact us at the email address
below, and we'll tell you all that you need to know. Furthermore, we'll keep
a tally of the groups who are joining in this effort and sing each group's
praise on these lists and in as many courts as possible.

We often speak of heroes in the SCA, and sing their praises. Well now we
have the chance to honor true heroes - the men and women who have
voluntarily placed themselves in harm's way in order to help keep us safe.
Come on, Ansteorra, let's do what little we can to honor and support these

Thank you,
Sir Pendaran & Mistress Jehanne
(twinoak at cox-internet.com)
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