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Friday, October 16, 2009

Maxine Rills on the Needs of Our Troops

My husband sent me this Maxine viral thing that's going around on the Web. I thought you might enjoy it as a reminder that this blog has a segment on it that gives you resources for ways to help our troops inexpensively and thoughtfully. Besides, I just love Maxine. She reminds me of my Aunt Hazel, now deceased. She would have approved!

MinoritiesWe need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day.

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans ~ I'm talking about our troops! Doesn't it seem strange that many politicians are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on [others], but don't support our troops, and are even threatening to defund them?


Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at Her novel, collection of creative nonfiction and much of her poetry is informed by interest in leading the world toward acceptance of one another. Find her web page dedicated to tolerance at

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