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newsjunkie Posts: 3,417 Registered: 3/30/06
Re: So sad today. My brother is back in the Army. (long)
Posted: Apr 14, 2006 7:30 PM

I definitely plan to send him lots of care packages.  Any suggestions for what to include?  I was thinking of sending homemade cookies (I make fantastic chocolate chip ones!) but would they make the trip?  How long does it typically take between sending the package and it being delivered to the soldier.

I also want to put in some magazines like Maxim and GQ and Newsweek or something.  Is Maxim too racy?  Is that allowed?  (I am probably very naive but I truly don't know).

I was also going to put candy in there.  Would that be OK or would it be better to not put it in there as they need to be in shape?

Maybe a little game or a deck of cards or something, too.

What have any of you sent?  I have heard baby wipes are requested for soldiers in Iraq because of all the sand.

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