Saturday, November 03, 2007

Today's the Day

NaBloPoMo #3

Today's the Big Day:

The Thanksgiving Brats Cookout, Potluck, and Care Package-Packing Extravaganza for Toys for Troops.

I'm so nervous. I'm so excited. 4:00 to 8:00, tonight, it is, at Silvercreek Greenhouse.

We still don't know what to expect, as far as the turnout. I do know that girl scouts, and the Illini Women's basketball team, and soldier's families, and chiefs of police and other friends and family are coming.
  • We'll have Clint's covered trailer as a "mobile office" and a 10-foot flag to hang on it.
  • We have a slide show featuring the soldiers on our mailing list.
  • We'll have a S.W.A.K. booth, with postcards, lipstick and instant photo printers. Write a letter and throw it in a soldier's box.
  • We'll have a few tents.
  • I have a shiny new t-shirt that says "proud army mom."
  • We have live music, Barbara Hamilton will be playing guitar and singing the blues.
  • We'll have brats, and potluck dishes, and soda.
I'll be happy to come together for this cause with either 40 or 400.

I just hope they know, I hope they understand how much we care.

We'll do everything we can to make them understand.

Wish us luck!

Here are but a few, on our list:

Clifton Goble, his wife and daughter in the corner photo.

Jennifer Kraus, from Champaign

Jolley and a dog
Kate Finney, from Champaign

And a few more that appreciate them also:



  1. Hope that it goes well for you.

  2. Miz Liz7:14 AM

    Good luck today Lori!Hope it goes swimmingly! (Yes, Wendy, if you comment, I'm trying on your word for size.)

  3. I wish I lived closer.

    That last photo is priceless.

  4. That last photo IS priceless! Made me cry! It's too bad I was out of town this weekend. SO glad that it turned out to be such a success!!!!


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