Adopt my nephew for Thanksgiving? Jacksonville FL area... Went great~!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I know it sounds strange, but my nephew (like my son) is stationed in Jacksonville, FL, with the Navy, he's only 22 and it's his first Thanksgiving away from home. We were talking this morning and he's not looking forward to a holiday he's always loved before because he's alone. I thought I'd find out if any of our members might want to adopt him for Thanksgiving and surprise him with a home-cooked meal.
    Kat
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poor guy, i wish i lived closer..how sad to be alone for the holidays!

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  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I know, and I can't afford to go to him, and he doesn't have leave and funds to come home so it's just hard on all of us right now. He's like my eldest son instead of my nephew!
     
  4. Hmmm.... Im not THAT far from Jacksonville but I don't have transportation to pick him up. If I had enough to feed more mouths and a way to get him, I would say I would LOVE to have him over. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I appreciate that very much and I sure wouldn't want anyone to feel obligated or to have to stretch their already thin budget any further. He does have transportation though, he has his car. So if anyone is worried about that it's not a problem.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] he can drive to Nebraska???? !! [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    LOL don't think Nebraska is a day trip!! LOL!
     
  8. Stumpy

    Stumpy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww -- We'd love to have him if we lived anywhere nearby!
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am in California, so I can't but I will do this: If anyone knows of any other stranded soldier at say Ft Irwin or Edwards AFB I can offer to host them.

    ETA: Vandenburg too - my daughter and SIL can give them a lift down.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2009
  10. agnes_day

    agnes_day Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too bad there isnt a way to send a food package through the mail for him..but i dont know how you could do that with a turkey dinner.
     

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