Friday, December 19, 2008



Snowball Express

Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:30 am (PST)

For us, it's all over but the celebrating. For the moms and kids, today
is their day at Disneyland. The sun is shining, after a day of heavy
storms yesterday, and I know they will have the time of their lives. Our
Linus group was at the hotel from 10:30 am until 8:30 pm. We went with
1,000 blankets and there were 14 left when my helpers packed up to leave.
These were left at the registration desk for any late-comers. I can't
begin to tell you what a joy (and sorrow) to meet these wonderful people,
many of whom are truly struggling to survive, both financially and
emotionally, and are so grateful for this respite. The Snowball Express
group were there to meet their planes (donated by airlines), help them
register and get to their beautiful hotel rooms (also donated by the
hotels) and orient them to the activities planned for them and to
Southern California. Although we are rather cool for us this week, many
had left below 0 temps and blizzards.

Time and again we heard high praise for the roles that Project Linus,
TAPS and Gold Star Mothers have played in their lives. We can once again
pat ourselves on our backs for a job well done--and continuing. Thanks
again to all of you coordinators out there across this great country of
ours for helping to make this donation possible. It was truly the
highlight of our year, once again. It's hard to get back to normal. But
someone has just reminded me that Christmas is coming--soon! Oh, dear.
Fortunately, my grandsons will understand if is rather sparse this year.
They have very generous natures and, as teenagers, donate their time
often and regularly.

Thank you for this rare opportunity.
Cappy Brown
Project Linus Anaheim, CA


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