“The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting, and I know I'm not going to make very many friends saying this, but it's about our right, all of our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys up there.”
by Suzanna Gratia Hupp




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‘tis the season

I know I am already asking a bit of you, my readers, with my ongoing Soldiers’ Angels fundraiser, but this is the season of giving after all, and, personally, one of my favorite charities is Toys For Tots.  If you can give at all, every dollar helps, but we typically have found that doing our own shopping at discount stores and sales nets us amazing results; for example, this pile cost us a bit less than $50: 


And with that small expenditure, I am fairly certain that 15 kids’ Christmases will be a little brighter.  Drop-off locations have gotten crazy-prevalent these days, with even gas stations and apartment complexes getting in on the party, and, as always, they are happy to take your credit card over the intertubes.  If you want your toys to make it to kids this year, though, get your new, unwrapped toys to a drop-off soon! 

The Marines do good work all over the world, and some of the best is right here, in our own back yards. 

3 comments to ‘tis the season

  • The team at work always makes sure there’s a barrel set up and it’s always overflowing and then some by Christmas. I’m glad there are others that appreciate both the charity and the fine young men and women that make it so.

  • Heather

    It’s not Christmas here until we’ve done our Toys for Tots donation.

  • @ Brigid: Awesome :). Our work started doing a collection this year (or we found out about it this year), and Better Half’s department kind of took the lead with that pile.

    Hopefully that will encourage people to try to beat her ;).

    @ Heather: Hear hear. We always did it every year when I was a child, and I will keep doing it until I cannot click the “Buy it Now” button on Amazon.