Sunday, November 25, 2007

Remember those who serve

Now that the holiday season is under way, I want to remind every one to remember those who have lost their lives protecting the home front. The Officer Down Memorial Page reports that 158 law enforcement officers have lost their lives in the line of duty so far this year. Please remember their sacrifice this season by placing a single blue light in your window.

Project Blue Light

This information is provided courtesy of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.

Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (COPS), a national grief support organization comprised of over 15,000 surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, is asking concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies nationwide to again support Project Blue Light.

During the holiday season you are asked to put blue lights in your holiday decorations and your windows and tie blue ribbons on car antennas to show support for law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty for the citizens they have served. Additionally, this will be a show of support for those who continue to work the streets 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Several years ago, Mrs. Dolly Craig, the surviving mother-in-law of Daniel Gleason, a Philadelphia (PA) police officer killed in the line of duty in 1986, sent her Christmas message to the COPS National office. Her daughter Pam, the surviving widow of Officer Gleason, had been killed in a car accident in August, 1989, before the holiday season. Dolly wrote, “This holiday I’m putting two blue lights in my living room window. One is for Dan and the other is for Pam, who believed so much in the COPS organization.”

Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea of Project Blue Light burns bright in the hearts of the over 15,000 families in the COPS organization.

For more information about Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or to support COPS’ programs for survivors and law enforcement agencies, contact COPS at PO Box 3199, Camdenton, MO 65020, (573)346-4911, or visit

Thursday, November 15, 2007

I got nothing

I got this in the email from my Friend from work. Take it if you like have fun. I got nothing new in my life right now.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends!
What a nice way to take a mental break and have a bit of fun reminiscing :) Then you can get back to work :(

Try not to be a SCROOGE and copy this entire email, then paste into a new email you can send to others.
Change the answers so they apply to you; then send to bunches of people you know, INCLUDING the person that sent it to you... Tis the Season to Have Fun and Be Nice!!.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both

2. Real Tree or Artificial? Fake ~ got tired of searching for the perfect tree

3. When do you put up the tree? When we get to it

4. When do you take down the tree? Right after new year

5. Do you like eggnog? Yummmmm

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Ummm, no idea

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No

8. Hardest person to buy for? Dad

9. Easiest person to buy for? Husband ~ he gives a pretty comprehensive list

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Again, no idea

11. Mail or Email Christmas cards? Mail... I’m making them this year

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Charlie Brown Christmas

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? October/November

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Not yet

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Lumpy mashed taters

16. Clear lights or Colored lights on the tree? colored

17. Favorite Christmas song? None

18. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Stay home

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Maybe

20. Angel on the tree top or a Star? Angel

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning? Day

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Traffic from 6-monthers

23. What you love most about Christmas? decorations


Wednesday, November 07, 2007