Tuesday, December 16, 2008
This morning the post office line was short so I bopped in to mail a Christmas card to Dillon in South Korea. This close to the deadline for Christmas everyone is standing in long, long lines (you know, the kind that go clear out the door) to send packages to far away loved ones. Anyway, I digress. There were very few cars in the parking lot so I veered in and ran in the door ahead of the people that pulled in behind me. Only 2 ladies were ahead of me in line. Whoppee!! I could mail my card to Dillon. I had no idea how much it was going to cost but I stood patiently while the two white haired ladies sent their precious gifts to their children and grandchildren. An employee came up to the empty window and asked if he could help me. I held out my pretty red envelope, braced myself for the bad news, and told him that I needed to send it to South Korea. With a sweet smile he said, "42 cents, please." I gasped and said, "Is that all?" "That's it." he said. "Any APO addresses are only 42 cents".
So if any of you out there have an extra card and any regular 42cent stamps left and would like to make a lonely soldier happy - here is Dillon's address.
Pvt. Blimes, James D.
HHC 1-72 ARBN
Unit #15077 Box 355
Posted by Bill Blimes at 10:04 AM