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sad phone message

Posted by tootswisc z4/5Wi (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 3, 06 at 0:47

I stopped home for a second and listened to my phone messages. A friends son is going to Iraq. She invited us to a farewell open house. My reaction to this message was something I have not experienced before. My whole body started tingling and shivering-from my head to my feet. I called and spoke to both the boy and my friend. I tried to give Ben encouragement. I tried to be positive. When I spoke to my friend, I told her I would try my hardest to say prayers for him every day even though I am not very good at praying. She said it might be better if I wrote letters to politicians and demonstrated to bring our troops home. Yuck Yuck Yuck-I really did not like that phone message!

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  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 4, 06 at 10:08

Gosh, toots, I'm so sorry about that. Your friend must be feeling pretty vulnerable right now - how old is Ben?

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He must be about 22. He opted to go over next week so that he would be going with people he knew. I guess most of his brigade is over there now.

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  • Posted by fishies Ottawa z4a or 5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 5, 06 at 20:28

Oh, geez, he's just a little boy.

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What an awful phone call. I think I would have a similar reaction. And, my heart goes out to your friend. I cannot imagine having a child be put in harm's way like that. Yes, he is just a boy. I hope that things turn out and that he comes home safe.


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