Greetings from Iraq

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sugar Sand Farm, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Finally heard from my son Jasan. They have been very busy and don't have much free time. He and his unit wanted me to thank you for writing to them They are getting your letters. He especially liked the pictures from the kids. Thank you all that have written to these guys they really appreciate it and when possible they will respond Micki
  2. Judymae

    Judymae Songster

    Apr 22, 2007
    Merit, Tx
    I am so glad they are getting a lot of letters and pics! I actually thought about sending a pic with the kids with the chickens! LOL!! We sent our letters just over a week ago so they probably don't have ours yet. So they have more to come!!!
  3. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Hi Micki - my son Michael also did a tour of duty in Iraq - got home just before Christmas and is now out of the Army for good. Thank the Lord. We stayed in touch with Michael from Germany to Kuwait to Iraq using Yahoo Instant Messanger. It was a true Godsend so if you aren't using it - try it. It's free from Yahoo. My son had his own laptop so it was easier for him to be able to I.M. when he had a chance but I know the guys over there share so if your son doesn't have one I'm sure someone does. You can even buy a very inexpensive headset with microphone and talk to him just like on the phone - but it's FREE. Now while he was in Iraq he was not allowed to use the voice feature but while he was anywhere else he could. So instead of having to type, you can just talk. We set our p.c.s at work, my shop, home all to ring a loud and distinct ring if Michael signed on. Everyone in the family had a Yahoo account. When one person saw him on, they would contact everyone else. Before you knew it we had our own family reunion chat room going on including exes and their new spouses. It really brought everyone together. So if you don't have it - try it - go to and download it for free - instant messaging is free and so is voice messaging. I even got ones of those little p.c. cameras and set it up so he could see me, hear me, and type messages in our family reunion chat room. There is also an option under Preferences that you can change the default setting and tell it to save all mesages. That way you can read them over and over later. Sometimes the words were flying so fast with so many people online at once that it was hard to keep up with so I can still go back and read them. I will probably save them forever. I will be praying for Jasan. If he already has a Yahoo I.D., let me know what it is and I'll have Michael stay in touch with him.
  4. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007

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