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Package No. 2: St. Patty’s Day!

This is the second care package I’ve sent to my husband. I doubt it’ll get there in time for St. Patrick’s Day (he hasn’t even received the Valentine’s Day box yet!) but it’s the thought that counts, right?

Anyway, in this package I sent a lot of green things and I tied funny little notes around each. Below I’ve listed the items and their notes:

  • Irish Spring Shower Gel & Deodorant - “In case you’re getting stinky”
  • Lucky Charms - “You’re my lucky charm!”
  • Green rubber duck - “I’m one lucky duck to have you”
  • Mini jar of Jif - “Choosy wives choose Jif”
  • Mint M&Ms - “Sweets for my sweet”
  • Turkey Jerky (wasn’t creative enough for a note on these!)
  • Mini boxes of craisins - “Crais-y for you!”
  • Mini scope - “I miss your morning breath”
  • Pistachios - “I’m nuts about you!”
  • Slinky - “I love you oodles!”
  • Advil - “Pills for when someone’s being a pill!”

Around the box, I cut out little shamrocks and wrote funny puns on them like “Leprechaun’t wait to kiss you!” and “You’re my pot o’ gold!” In the bottom of the box, I added a little note that said “I hope this box is Dublin your happiness!” He and I love puns, which is why I used so many!

As always, I put a letter in there, too. But I also had my mom, dad, brother, and grandmother write him little notes to him. I think he’ll like that!

I hope this box inspires you to make a box for a service member you know! I’ll be posting again once the Easter care package is sent out :)

In April 2009, the lawyer for Nelson Mandela visited Turkey and spoke publicly of Nelson Mandela’s support for the Kurdish people’s Freedom Struggle. Essa Moosa, visiting Turkey on official business, denounced the criminalisation of the Kurdish Freedom Struggle and compared Abdullah Öcalan to Nelson Mandela.

Expressing Nelson Mandela’s support for the Kurdish Freedom Struggle he said, “Both Mandela and Öcalan have struggled for their people!” He added that they had been arrested in similar circumstances and held on island prisons and noted that the Kurdish leader was even more isolated than Nelson Mandela had been.

Even in 1992 Nelson Mandela refused to accept the Atatürk Peace Award because of the oppression of the Kurds by the Turkish Government. After the rejection, the Turkish press called him “an ugly African and terrorist Mandela”.