SheWhoMustBeObeyed (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Nov-02-08 02:37 PM
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16. My nephew is in the same vicinity
He knows I'm liberal, I know he's conservative and that's that. I never talk politics. I just ask him what he wants in packages from home. He's my beloved nephew in a dangerous place, is all that matters to me.
USPS makes it fairly cheap to send packages to military bases. Flat rate boxes are free and ship for 11.95 (though the one I send yesterday was 9.13, I don't know why). Here are things that are always appreciated:
Candy (any kind that won't melt)
Powdered drink mixes
Sanitary wipes (baby wipes work)
T-shirts in dark colors
I also save issues of The Onion and local free papers - they're good for packing and give him a taste of home.