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Topic: coffee for our troops (49 msgs / 1598 lines)
1) From: Don Serpliss
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Hi, after reading some posts lately about sending care packages (esp. =
coffee)
to our troops, I did a little googling and found this site for any one =
interested.
A quick search for "coffee" this morning on this site, came up with 20 =
soldiers in both Iraq
and Afghanistan who specifically mentioned coffee. One soldier requested =
coffee, filters and 
creamer. I'm wondering what would be better, sending whole beans or =
ground. Sounds like
a lot of them are pretty mobile, so not sure what they have access to.
feeling a little bit guilty as I sit here drinking some PRYS and pretty =
sure no one is going
to take a pot shot at me today, Don
http://www.anysoldier.us/index.cfm

2) From: Ben Treichel
Don,
I have a plastic hand grinder I'm going to send along with a press pot. 
That way they will get a complete kit.
Ben
Don Serpliss wrote:
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3) From: Ron_L
Don Serpliss wrote:
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Nice find, Don...  I'll check it out and put together some packages for 
those folks as well!
Thanks!
...ron

4) From: Joe Landry
Thanks for providing the link to the site and what a great idea.  When our
son in law was in Kuwait being an MD and supporting the mobilization before
the run to Bagdahd, I shipped him two large Sam's bags of Starbucks along
with a Vietamese single coffee maker and cans condensed milk. I ground the
coffee since I was pretty sure he didn't have a grinder at that base.   Not
sure if he used the small drip pots the way the American Vietamese
retaurants do here in Houston, but he appreciated the coffee and was a
popular man for a while. No complaints about the coffee being stale, only
wish I could have thought to vacuum pack them again after grinding.
I'm planning to follow up and on a search of the site just now I found 20
guys/gals who listed coffee as a request.
Best regards
Joe
For those of you not familiar - the Vietamese drip pots are demitasse size
coffee makers out of stainless steel.
The coffee is served as the waiter brings the drip maker charged with fresh
ground coffee, a tea pot of hot water and a small cup filled with a couple
of table spoons of condensed milk (read sweet) layered on the bottom.. The
maker is placed on the coffee cup at your table and the top is filled with
hot water.   The ground coffee is held under pressure by a perforated metal
disk (you can make it as tight as you like).  The hot water percolates very
slowly producing a very strong cup of coffee, that just layers above the
thick condensed milk.  I think it's a great combination and would do often
were it not for the sugar.
 My question - is this an adaptation of the french press from the days of
the French colonials, or a 3rd world espresso maker?

5) From: Don Serpliss
Ben,
That sounds like a great gift. I'm sure they'll be quite happy with that set
up.
I have this coffee filter thing, not sure what to call it, it's just a cloth
bag on a
wire hoop with a handle. Bought it on Anegada in the BVI . It works, it's
easy to pack
and cleans up ok. Probably would make a fine cup to go along with MREs. Does
anyone know where to buy those type of filters here in the states? I'd like
to get a dozen
and include them with some vac packed preground coffee.
Don

6) From: Ben Treichel
Don,
Thats a Cuban / C.A type thing. Suppose to do a good job. I was thinking 
that those would be better than a press pot considering the situation.
Ben
Don Serpliss wrote:
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-- 
Ben Treichel
Program Manager
S.E Michigan
SwRI
248-232-7365 (o)
248-935-6845 (m)

7) From: Angelo
In NYC, they're in all the major supermarkets. Yhe are especially plentiful 
in Spanish neighborhoods...
Ciao,
Angelo
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8) From: J Micone
I have two Lexan french presses. I've seen other unbreakables at 
camping supply places. Of course, we know one can brew coffee in a 
sock.
Soldiers are told to discard food items that are not commercially 
packaged. They recommend that you establish a relationship with a 
contact soldier and ask before you send any home made items like 
cookies or, I expect, our home roasted coffee.
I want to thank the original poster who mentioned the Any Soldier 
site. There are many basic needs that our military people can't take 
care of overseas. I was particularly impressed by the need for 
moisture-wicking socks, T-shirts and sports bras. Those things also 
make good packing material.
Joan
In Central Virginia

9) From: Thomas Gamble
On Saturday 07 August 2004 04:32 pm, J Micone wrote:
<Snip>http://www.mgear.com/pages/product/product.asp/level1_id/2/level2_id/141/level3_id/6283/item/103608/level2_title/Cooking+and+Hydration/level3_title/Utensils/Plates/CupsThis is actually a pretty nice press/mug combo that's not too expensive.  My 
daughter bought one for me to use when I go hunting, so I can attest to its 
durability.  It's a bit heavier than the all plastic models though.
-- 
Thomas K. Gamble
tgamble
Registered Linux User #270415
He that covers a transgression seeks love;
but he that repeats a matter separates very friends.
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10) From: Frank Stacey
Hello all:		I usually don't post, but I was looking at Jeremy's post=
 regarding a Tradition Offering, and the comments by Major Cary regarding=
 the Marine Corps chaplain who is providing home roasted coffee to our=
 troops in Iraq.  I have been lurking (mostly) on this list for years and=
 seldom have anything to add.  During this time, I have been struck by the=
 diversity of people that belong to this list.  This community is quite a=
 collection of passionate, verbal, and generous people.  Accordingly I have=
 an idea that I would like to put out here for your consideration.  Would=
 you think that it would be appropriate to ask our host and hostess if they=
 would be amenable to adding a button on the S/M order form for "Coffee=
 Donations for our Troops"?  They could include a box or buttons to=
 represent different monetary amounts.  Selection of items sent would be at=
 the sole discretion of S/M staff.  I realize that is rather forward of me,=
 but I thought it might provide a great vehicle to the home roasting=
 community for letting our troops know that there are people back home that=
 are thinking of them and trying to give them a small gesture of=
 appreciation for their untiring efforts.  I think it would be great for the=
 people who wished to donate.  The money would be collected by S/M and used=
 to send coffee and related supplies directly to Chaplain Anderson.  We know=
 they would be receiving quality merchandise and we would be each adding=
 something of ourselves.  I realize that our host and hostess are=
 extraordinarily busy people, but hopefully they might receive some small=
 financial benefit from our donations that might negate the efforts=
 involved.  Anyway, its just an idea.  I would like to see what the=
 community thinks about it.  If you think it's a bad one, then I will email=
 S/M directly and withdraw my suggestion...with appropriate apologies.  
With Regards to All
Frank Stacey

11) From: Brian Kamnetz
I don't know whether Tom and Maria would want to take this on or not,
but if they do, the ability to use credit cards would greatly simplify
the dontation process.
Brian
On 10/18/06, Frank Stacey  wrote:
<Snip>
's post regarding a Tradition Offering, and the comments by Major Cary rega=
rding the Marine Corps chaplain who is providing home roasted coffee to our=
 troops in Iraq.  I have been lurking (mostly) on this list for years and s=
eldom have anything to add.  During this time, I have been struck by the di=
versity of people that belong to this list.  This community is quite a coll=
ection of passionate, verbal, and generous people.  Accordingly I have an i=
dea that I would like to put out here for your consideration.  Would you th=
ink that it would be appropriate to ask our host and hostess if they would =
be amenable to adding a button on the S/M order form for "Coffee Donations =
for our Troops"?  They could include a box or buttons to represent differen=
t monetary amounts.  Selection of items sent would be at the sole discretio=
n of S/M staff.  I realize that is rather forward of me, but I thought it m=
ight provide a great vehicle to the home roasting community for letting our=
 troops know that there are people back home that are thinking of them and =
trying to give them a small gesture of appreciation for their untiring effo=
rts.  I think it would be great for the people who wished to donate.  The m=
oney would be collected by S/M and used to send coffee and related supplies=
 directly to Chaplain Anderson.  We know they would be receiving quality me=
rchandise and we would be each adding something of ourselves.  I realize th=
at our host and hostess are extraordinarily busy people, but hopefully they=
 might receive some small financial benefit from our donations that might n=
egate the efforts involved.  Anyway, its just an idea.  I would like to see=
 what the community thinks about it.  If you think it's a bad one, then I w=
ill email S/M directly and withdraw my suggestion...with appropriate apolog=
ies.
<Snip>
ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>

12) From: Jeremy DeFranco
I think this is a great idea, however there are a few problems that need to
be worked out. First, the vast majority of troops don't roast there own, and
so in order to have great coffee reach as many troops as possible, it should
really be roasted first. There would be many ways to go about this. One, SM
could use any money collected to ship SM roasted coffee if they would have
time to do that. Or, the list members could have some sort of roast off, and
ship homeroasted beans to proper addresses. I guess the biggest problem is
that we would need addresses of units where we could send this coffee to.
Right now we only got one, and the folks at that address would rather get
green beans, because they roast their own.

13) From: Sheila Quinn
I think it's a GREAT idea - if SMs is willing to do it, there should be 
plenty of support from us!
Sheila
Frank Stacey wrote:
<Snip>
garding a Tradition Offering, and the comments by Major Cary regarding th=
e Marine Corps chaplain who is providing home roasted coffee to our troop=
s in Iraq.  I have been lurking (mostly) on this list for years and seldo=
m have anything to add.  During this time, I have been struck by the dive=
rsity of people that belong to this list.  This community is quite a coll=
ection of passionate, verbal, and generous people.  Accordingly I have an=
 idea that I would like to put out here for your consideration.  Would yo=
u think that it would be appropriate to ask our host and hostess if they =
would be amenable to adding a button on the S/M order form for "Coffee Do=
nations for our Troops"?  They could include a box or buttons to represen=
t different monetary amounts.  Selection of items sent would be at the so=
le discretion of S/M staff.  I realize that is rather forward of me, but =
I thought it might provide a great vehicle to the home roasting community=
 for letting our troops know that there are people back home that are thi=
nking of them and trying to give them a small gesture of appreciation for=
 their untiring efforts.  I think it would be great for the people who wi=
shed to donate.  The money would be collected by S/M and used to send cof=
fee and related supplies directly to Chaplain Anderson.  We know they wou=
ld be receiving quality merchandise and we would be each adding something=
 of ourselves.  I realize that our host and hostess are extraordinarily b=
usy people, but hopefully they might receive some small financial benefit=
 from our donations that might negate the efforts involved.  Anyway, its =
just an idea.  I would like to see what the community thinks about it.  I=
f you think it's a bad one, then I will email S/M directly and withdraw m=
y suggestion...with appropriate apologies.  
<Snip>
scribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>

14) From: Brett Mason
I tried to saend some to the Chaplain yesterday, and got stuck on
parsing the address into the right boxes.
This would simplify the process greatly.
Tom & Maria, I would recommend you sell at your current prices, as the
profit should still go to covering whatever overhead and labor you
incur.  We're pleased to support your part in this too...
Brett
On 10/18/06, Frank Stacey  wrote:
<Snip>
's post regarding a Tradition Offering, and the comments by Major Cary rega=
rding the Marine Corps chaplain who is providing home roasted coffee to our=
 troops in Iraq.  I have been lurking (mostly) on this list for years and s=
eldom have anything to add.  During this time, I have been struck by the di=
versity of people that belong to this list.  This community is quite a coll=
ection of passionate, verbal, and generous people.  Accordingly I have an i=
dea that I would like to put out here for your consideration.  Would you th=
ink that it would be appropriate to ask our host and hostess if they would =
be amenable to adding a button on the S/M order form for "Coffee Donations =
for our Troops"?  They could include a box or buttons to represent differen=
t monetary amounts.  Selection of items sent would be at the sole discretio=
n of S/M staff.  I realize that is rather forward of me, but I thought it m=
ight provide a great vehicle to the home roasting community for letting our=
 troops know that there are people back home that are thinking of them and =
trying to give them a small gesture of appreciation for their untiring effo=
rts.  I think it would be great for the people who wished to donate.  The m=
oney would be collected by S/M and used to send coffee and related supplies=
 directly to Chaplain Anderson.  We know they would be receiving quality me=
rchandise and we would be each adding something of ourselves.  I realize th=
at our host and hostess are extraordinarily busy people, but hopefully they=
 might receive some small financial benefit from our donations that might n=
egate the efforts involved.  Anyway, its just an idea.  I would like to see=
 what the community thinks about it.  If you think it's a bad one, then I w=
ill email S/M directly and withdraw my suggestion...with appropriate apolog=
ies.
<Snip>
ribes) go tohttp://sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings<Snip>
-- 
Cheers,
Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com

15) From: Michael Holland
Dear Jeremy & Frank,
Chaplain Anderson is the one who IS roasting his own
in Iraq. Sean Cary was the one who first brought him
to our attention last month. There was some talk at
that time of setting something up ourselves, as we had
determined that SM is WAY too busy to coordinate it.
Sean may correct me on this, but it seemed that a Kona
supplier had offered a sizable contribution from their
stores. However, there was/is great need of cups,etc
for the canteen. 
Sean, is that still the case?
Michael Holland
Los Angeles City Archives
VP, Cellarmasters
"Maybe this is why so many of our elderly avoid Starbucks altogether: They grew up in the Depression, and they know the value of a nickel."
Anita Creamer - columnist for the Sacramento Bee

16) From: Vince Doss
I wrote Chaplain Anderson but have not heard back yet. I think we should
find out specifically what is needed with regard to cups (size), syrup, etc.
I think a concerted effort to get specific items to him will be more
beneficial.
Sean, Do you have regular contact with the Chaplain to find out exactly what
he needs/wants
On 10/18/06, Michael Holland  wrote:
<Snip>

17) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
i am willing to do some roasting for this (that really is no 
problem), but am worried about logistics, green vs. roasted, multiple 
addresses.
I think this is a great idea, however there are a few problems that 
need to be worked out. First, the vast majority of troops don't roast 
there own, and so in order to have great coffee reach as many troops 
as possible, it should really be roasted first. There would be many 
ways to go about this. One, SM could use any money collected to ship 
SM roasted coffee if they would have time to do that. Or, the list 
members could have some sort of roast off, and ship homeroasted beans 
to proper addresses. I guess the biggest problem is that we would 
need addresses of units where we could send this coffee to. Right now 
we only got one, and the folks at that address would rather get green 
beans, because they roast their own.
--
                   "Great coffee comes from tiny roasters"
            Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting  -  Tom & Maria
                      http://www.sweetmarias.com                Thompson Owen george_at_sweetmarias.com
     Sweet Maria's Coffee - 1115 21st Street, Oakland, CA 94607 - USA
             phone/fax: 888 876 5917 - tom_at_sweetmarias.com

18) From: miKe mcKoffee
Since sending whole bean roasts would require grinding capability plus
problem of determining other addresses to send to I'd suggest KISS at this
point and just send to the Chaplain for his free for the troops cafe. Dialog
with him via email on what he needs, greens versus hard supplies like cups
etc. and let the dollars donated provide what's needed as funds available.
miKe
<Snip>

19) From: Scott Marquardt
Right. Always, always, always send only what they say they want you to send!
Especially with something as potentially fraught with logistical
consequences as this.
Wouldn't hurt to ask 'im what kind of gear he has -- roaster, grinder,
storage, brewing, service.
- S
On 10/18/06, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:
<Snip>
-- 
Scott

20) From: Aaron
Hey folks.
It's great to see so many folks wanting to send roasted coffee to the 
troops but, well, here comes the rain on the parade.
Overseas mail and the military handling it take on a whole new world of 
meaning.
The coffee might sit on a airport tarmac or a dock somewhere baking in 
the sun for a few days.  Spend time in a hot stuffy warehouse at 120 
degrees or more.  Then we come to customs, they generally are fairly 
fast but if they decide to 'look' at some packages, that can be a time 
killer too.
There is no such thing as express or priority mail anymore really... as 
everything becomes space available when the military gets it's hands on 
it.  Granted it's not like it used to be back in the 80's and mid 90's 
but it can drag.  Don't forget that we are starting to approach the 
holiday season as well, so mail volume is starting to ramp up because of 
that too...
A package can take several weeks to reach it's destination over there....
Id believe that green coffee would probably fare better than roasted 
coffee at that point.
everyone's heart is in the right place on this but it'd be a shame to 
have well wishes 'tainted' because of the delay of delivery causing the 
roasts to go stale or worse, rancid....
If I read right, the chaplain roasts the coffee himself right?   Might 
be easier and overall better to just send greens, once we agree on a 
method to get them there.
Just a few thoughts.
Aaron

21) From: Tim Wat
Aaron wrote:
<Snip>
Been lurking this thread with interest.  I would agree with the poster 
that encouraged us all to send what the Chaplain has specifically 
requested, but until that becomes common knowledge (I assume that will 
be posted here eventually, unless I've missed it), I can see Aaron's 
point - sending fresh roasted coffee becomes academic if it stales 
before receipt.
A related thought, then - depending on what the Chaplain is using to 
roast greens, might it be possible to ship a good quantity of greens and 
a new roaster with a larger capacity?  Again, only if that is something 
he could actually use and wants.
Tim

22) From: Sean Cary
Correct - but if the beans were going out as a Tradition I figured they
might as well get them!
Hell, they may get tired of Kona?
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

23) From: Sean Cary
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
I will hit him again tomorrow at work - there are periods when he may be
traveling (chaplains are more valuable then gold in theater and move around
to cover Marines who may not have access to a chaplain)  
OR he may be subject to a period when the leadership has us shut down the
Unclass networks in what we called River City - usually when Marines have
made the ultimate sacrifice and they want to notify next of kin before some
knucklehead leaks out the death to friend/press whatever.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Vince Doss
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:57 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Coffee for our Troops
I wrote Chaplain Anderson but have not heard back yet. I think we should
find out specifically what is needed with regard to cups (size), syrup, etc.
I think a concerted effort to get specific items to him will be more
beneficial. 
Sean, Do you have regular contact with the Chaplain to find out exactly what
he needs/wants
On 10/18/06, Michael Holland  wrote: 
Dear Jeremy & Frank,
Chaplain Anderson is the one who IS roasting his own
in Iraq. Sean Cary was the one who first brought him 
to our attention last month. There was some talk at
that time of setting something up ourselves, as we had
determined that SM is WAY too busy to coordinate it.
Sean may correct me on this, but it seemed that a Kona 
supplier had offered a sizable contribution from their
stores. However, there was/is great need of cups,etc
for the canteen.
Sean, is that still the case?
Michael Holland
Los Angeles City Archives 
VP, Cellarmasters
"Maybe this is why so many of our elderly avoid Starbucks altogether: They
grew up in the Depression, and they know the value of a nickel."
Anita Creamer - columnist for the Sacramento Bee

24) From: Sean Cary
Even in Fallujah last year I was getting mail in a week or so - Baghdad was
less, it was amazing.  There are daily "milk runs" with CH-46 or 53's every
night (ring routes) to these places - so mail moves pretty well. 
Agree with the greens, he has the roaster let him get them fresh coffee.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

25) From: Sean Cary
I'll hit him again tomorrow - last time he asked for syrups, cups etc -
figure ancillary stuff for coffee - I bet biscotti or something along those
lines would be huge.
I loved eating the cookies that folks sent - but that is just me.  Another
thing the Waschers sent me that I LOVE are the little Christmas cookies with
the powdered sugar on them...mmmmmm.  (Cannot think of the name - they are
always around at Christmas time - clear cover over an open type box, they
have a slightly spicy flavor??)
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

26) From: Aaron
sounds like rum balls sean, and yep they are great cookies..
then again, there are probably literally dozens of christmas cookies 
that have sugar on them. but yes,  mmmm good..
Aaron

27) From: Lynne
I'm a biscotti-lady! (Make double batches at a time, usually making 
them into four different flavors. Been known to say that I can 
practically make them in my sleep.)
I actually had planned to send some biscotti's & send them along. If 
you can find out any particular flavors that would be prefered - I 
throw in different combinations of dried fruits, nuts, coconuts, etc. 
(one of my favorites is dried cranberries, or, when I can get them, 
dried peaches, coconut & whatever nuts I have in the cabinet.)
Hey, I'm setting up an interview for a job, and so far, it looks good 
(yeah, that's me - the hopeless optimist - haven't even gone out there 
yet!). If I do get it, I might be able to be a bit generous with the 
package - or packages.
The Christmas cookies  you mentioned - those are spice cookies with the 
powdered sugar - I love those! There is an Italian version that 
actually has a bit of chocolate in the dough - very good, too.
Lynne
P.S. Do we have YOUR address, too? You were so generous to ask for the 
coffee for someone else - what about YOU?
On Oct 18, 2006, at 8:35 PM, Sean Cary wrote:
<Snip>

28) From: Sean Cary
Not Rum Balls - they are gingery, German - Pfeffernusse?
Mike Wascher - help me here.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

29) From: Sean Cary
If it doesn't bite back, and it is homemade the Marines will eat it, love
you for sending it and share it with their buddies.  Any flavor you send
them will be consumed with vigor.
I'm good - odds are you will be sending me coffee in Iraq next year - I am
on a streak.  I have combat deployments in 2004, 5 and 6 - so it is not a
stretch to imagine I will deploy in 07...it would be nice to get a break
though.  Haven't been to Afghanistan yet - so if I do have to go, I want to
go there.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

30) From: Lynne
Yes - Pfeffernusse. I usually get the Stella D'oro brand. Mmmm - love 
them!
Lynne
On Oct 18, 2006, at 8:54 PM, Sean Cary wrote:
<Snip>

31) From: John Blumel
On Oct 18, 2006, at 9:10 pm, Sean Cary wrote:
<Snip>
I thought the Marines were tougher than that; I didn't imagine they'd  
be put off their dinner just because it bit them.
John Blumel

32) From: Lynne
Forgive my stupidity - "combat deployments" means...? You haven't 
(right now, that is) been sent out?
[My father, rest his soul -who served under General Patton - would want 
to smack me on the side of my head for not knowing this!]
All I can say is - God bless you!
Oh - and the mention of Afghanistan - you reminded me of an article I 
read recently. Very funny - and the comments are even funnier:
http:tinyurl.com/yh8zf5
Lynne
On Oct 18, 2006, at 9:10 PM, Sean Cary wrote:
<Snip>

33) From: Sean Cary
Only sweets - the rest of the stuff is fair game.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

34) From: Sean Cary
I have been deployed to a combat zone - in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom three years in a row...
I got back this year in Feb - and started roasting the day I got home!
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

35) From: Lynne
Wow - God bless you. I do remember reading your messages, now. Been so 
caught up with stuff.
Thank you.
I am going to also contact someone at my school (community college) to 
see if I can drum up more packages to send out. Power in numbers & 
all...
Lynne
On Oct 18, 2006, at 9:30 PM, Sean Cary wrote:
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36) From: John Blumel
On Oct 18, 2006, at 9:25 pm, Sean Cary wrote:
<Snip>
Sounds reasonable.
John Blumel

37) From: Sheila Quinn
Good luck with the interview, Lynne!!!
Lynne wrote:
<Snip>

38) From: Sherry Hausner
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
Sean Cary writes: I have been deployed to a combat zone - in support of =
Operation Iraqi
Freedom three years in a row...
Thank you for your service to our country! I don't think we think about =
how good we have it sometimes.
My oldest son is in the Army Rangers and has been deployed 3 times and =
will probably be deployed again soon. My youngest son is set to go into =
the Army in January and he also wants to go into the Rangers like his =
brother.
It is not an easy thing for the family - not sure if being a wife would =
be harder than a mother. :)
Again thank you and God bless!
Sherry

39) From: Michael Wascher
Sean,
Pfeffernüsse! Literally translates into Pepper Nuts. A recipe perfected i=
n
the days when there was no refrigeration. The cookies are dried hard, hard
as nuts, to make them last and the spice was to cover any off flavors that
might develop despite the precautions..
Of course, we cook the way we do for a practical reason, and then we come t=
o
enjoy the flavors. My mother would start baking months before Christmas so
the cookies could age in tins & attain the "proper" flavor. I wouldn't doub=
t
that this is the way monsooned & aged coffees developed.
There used to be a "Christmas shop" in our local mall, run by a Turk who ha=
d
lived in Germany for several years. He always had lots of  German goods,
including some really good Pfeffernüsse -- less anise & covered with a gl=
aze
rather than powdered sugar.
--MikeW
On 10/18/06, Sean Cary  wrote:
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r
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e
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-- 
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
  - Aldous Huxley

40) From: Eddie Dove
Lynne ... the HOPEFUL OPTIMIST!!!  Its yours!
Eddie
On 10/18/06, Lynne  wrote:
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41) From: Aaron
Lynne, good luck on the job, I know what a rat race that can turn
into... best wishes and knock em dead, git that job girl!!
Aaron

42) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Sean,
     What kind of cups does the chaplain need?

43) From: Lynne
Thank you. I need all the luck I can gather!
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hopeless optimist!
L.
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Thank you! Yes - Hopeful, not Hopeless (but if you could have seen
some of the things that fate had thrown my way this year, you'd call
me a hopeless optimist!
L.
On Oct 18, 2006, at 10:27 PM, Eddie Dove wrote:
Lynne ... the HOPEFUL OPTIMIST!!!  Its yours!
Eddie
On 10/18/06, Lynne
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wrote:I'm a biscotti-lady! (Make double batches at a time, usually
making
them into four different flavors. Been known to say that I
can 
practically make them in my sleep.)
I actually had planned to send some biscotti's & send them along. If
you can find out any particular flavors that would be prefered - I
throw in different combinations of dried fruits, nuts, coconuts, etc. 
(one of my favorites is dried cranberries, or, when I can get them,
dried peaches, coconut & whatever nuts I have in the cabinet.)
Hey, I'm setting up an interview for a job, and so far, it looks good
 (yeah, that's me - the hopeless optimist - haven't even gone out there
yet!). If I do get it, I might be able to be a bit generous with the
package - or packages.
The Christmas cookies  you mentioned - those are spice cookies with
the 
powdered sugar - I love those! There is an Italian version that
actually has a bit of chocolate in the dough - very good, too.
Lynne
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coffee for someone else - what about YOU?
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45) From: Lynne
Another thanks - got a reply to my email within a couple of hours - she 
REALLY liked my cover letter.
Guess I finally am making use of the years of constant reading - coming 
out in my writings (sometimes, that is).
My son was trying to sell his (junkbox) car about a month ago. I 
decided to give it a try - put the ad on Craigslist on a Thursday nite.
You see HE tried to sell the beat up car, and also the perfect, just 
bought (by me, of course) fancy rims & tires separately. What I did was 
advertise the car for $1 IF they bought the tires for $899 (what I paid 
for them!)  & said that yeah, the car is had plenty of dents, needs new 
brakes, exhaust system, didn't pass inspection, you MAY have to tow it 
- but make your neighbors jealous (HA!) when you buy a car less than 
what they paid for their Dunkins'.
Sold it the very next morning! So glad to see that thing hauled away.
Now if I can do the same thing for me (not get me hauled away, of 
course)
L.
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46) From: Vince Doss
Are these the cookies you are talking about?http://www.filterfine.com/archives/food/001412.htmlI had to call my ex-wife to ask her what they were called.
Turns out what I was thinking of is Almond Snowball Cookies...former
sister-in-law always made them during the holidays.
Vince
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47) From: True, Dennis W. FC1 (CVN69)
You are absolutely correct about the military mail it takes between 3-5
weeks to get a package and I expect packages from the states to take at
least a month to get to me probably longer once we are in the gulf.
Dennis
V/R,
FC1(SW) Dennis W. True
CS-5 DSPO
CS Dept CC
CS Dept TRANO
Duty Sec 1 CS E6 S/L
CS Dept Mentorship Coordinator
DCTT Repair locker 1F
"Life Liberty and the pursuit of all who threaten it..."

48) From: Sean Cary
Not Iraq - I was getting mail in Baghdad in under a week...  My SweetMarias
order hit the palace in 11 days from the day I placed an order.
Fallujah took a bit longer, but less then 2 weeks on average.  Fallujah took
longer because the mail would hit in big containers and there were only a
handful of Marines to sort it...
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori

49) From: Sean Cary
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No - they were pefferneuse.these look close, but a bit different.
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori  
From: homeroast-admin
[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Vince Doss
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 12:48 PM
To: homeroast
Subject: Re: +Coffee for our Troops
Are these the cookies you are talking about?http://www.filterfine.com/archives/food/001412.htmlI had to call my ex-wife to ask her what they were called.
Turns out what I was thinking of is Almond Snowball Cookies...former
sister-in-law always made them during the holidays. 
Vince
On 10/18/06, Sean Cary  wrote: 
I'll hit him again tomorrow - last time he asked for syrups, cups etc -
figure ancillary stuff for coffee - I bet biscotti or something along those 
lines would be huge.
I loved eating the cookies that folks sent - but that is just me.  Another
thing the Waschers sent me that I LOVE are the little Christmas cookies with
the powdered sugar on them...mmmmmm.  (Cannot think of the name - they are 
always around at Christmas time - clear cover over an open type box, they
have a slightly spicy flavor??)
Sean M. Cary
Major USMC
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori


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