Florida Fundraiser This Weekend

A few of you have asked for some details on the Memorial Day fundraiser in Florida. Here it is, and thank you all for your interest!!

It's uploading pretty small, if you click it, it might get bigger. If not the details are:

Saturday, May 29 6-9pm
Paddy Burkes
100 4th St S. St Pete

Hope to see some of you there!


  1. I hope that the fundraiser goes well and that you get a lot of support. Still very interested in getting a bracelet if you have any leftovers. Let me know!

  2. Hey, Mrs. P. I don't know if you remember, but I left you a comment a few weeks ago that I was thinking about you and your Marine while I was in Afghanistan. Well, I'm home now. I'm so happy to be with my family, but also trying to deal with just being another person again. I don't want to be one of those clueless Americans who has no idea what our men overseas are doing. I'm rambling. I've retired my milblog, but starting a new one for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. My first real post will be on what Memorial Day really means - it's not for barbecues or a long weekend. It's to remember the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May I link to this post? I want to mention your Corporal, but respect you and your family too. All the best to you and your little girl.


  3. We'll be thinking of you and sending you love and hugs from up here!

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. As a wife of a veteran, I can only imagine your pain!! You and your little girl are in my thooughts and prayers!

  5. I went to the local minor league baseball game tonight. I was wearing my memorial bracelet for Jonny on the same arm I have my "Supporting My Hero" Police bracelet (They are literally the same bracelet, just the police one is blue) I was faced away from the guy sitting next to me, but he gained my attention and commented on my bracelet. He stated that "I notice your bracelet says USMC, do you have a loved one in the Corps?" I informed him that my husband David served 8 years in the Corps, but this was for my friend (you!) who lost her husband recently. He wanted me to Thank David for his service, and to that you for your sacrifice. I have to tell you, I had to fight back the tears from that. It turns out this man had served time in the marines, but got out before 9/11. He said he spent one day flying in and out of Iraq and he said that place scared him so much, that he was glad he got out. But the Marines like our husbands, were the real Marines. We had short conversation about how his service pre 9/11 is just as important as their service was. I just wanted to share that with you!!!

    And, thank you for your sacrifice, from him, and from me. And thanks for being my friend! :-)


  6. Mrs P, I think of you and your family often. You have given me inspiration because of the strength that you have. I think you are an amazing person.

  7. Beth Stone & familyMay 30, 2010 at 10:33 PM

    I found out about your site while on military blog site. I wanted to extend my most sincere sympathy at the loss of your sweetheart. My husband served in the Army & my son is active duty Army. Soldiers & their families have a special place in our hearts and I can only imagine how you must feel.
    I loved looking at your site. It shows a great deal of love and tenacity. Your daughter is blessed to have such a sweet, smart, strong and loving mother. We will remember you in our prayers, by name, and ask God to give you comfort, wisdom & strength as you try raise you beautiful litle girl.
    I printed a picture of your wedding day to remind me of you loss & your family. I put it on my bathroom mirror. When I look at my problems seem small & I find myself kinder to those I love because I remember how lucky I am to have them.Good luck & God bless.


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