Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Sumter County Fair 2012

A favorite childhood memory for me is the Sumter County Fair. We used to live across the street, and my brother Frank and I would park cars all week on my uncle's lot to have money for the fair on Friday night. So I took Dick. It was military appreciation night, and we got in free. We also saw some of our families from church who are in the Air Force. Fun time!

Just browsing.


We were a little too big for this one.

More food.

We sat for a while and watched every age ride the swings. The best
was a grandma and her grandson.

Now you know the reason he so willingly went to the fair.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shaw AFB Kids' Deployment 2012

On September 19, 2012, about 300 kids participated in their own deployment. Many of these kids have a parent deployment or getting ready to deploy soon. MSgt Melton was in charge of organizing this exercise, and we had the pleasure of helping him. Yes, we both cried when the kids "came home".
Trying on Body Armor

Our job a couple days earlier was to stuff these backpacks
with lots of cool things needed for deployment.

The uniforms

Dog Tags

Receiving pay

Our friend Chaplain Kathy Scott handing out packets for
writing letters home.

Super important MREs kids's version... Lunchables

Loading on the bus and heading to an undisclosed location.

Battle Buddies

So glad to have them safely home

Maybe he went to the Middle East...check out the head gear

She decided to return to action