Thursday, November 29, 2007

CIGARS For The Troops

Okay, enough of the blogging every post about donations for the the Soldiers' Christmas/Holiday Package, well at least after this one post.

The generous donation by STREAMLIGHT far surpassed the expectations I had, so I can give it a break, and my next few posts (at least) will be about other topics. Of course, I'll keep giving weekly updates on the donations. So starting later tonight or tomorrow, I'll start posting about other things near and dear to the hearts of my readers (or that are at least near and dear to my heart), such as: Firearms, Current Domestic and World Affairs and News, Politics, Daily Life, Herpetology, Today In History and so forth.

Of course, one of the things I'll still be sure to post about will still be the Soldiers' Christmas/Holiday Package, and the things I will be buying for inclusion inside of it. Because the lights have been donated by STREAMLIGHT - I will start shopping for other things this weekend. On that subject I need you input, as to what should be put into the package.

One suggestion on which I intend to follow up is that of including cigars. I will be out looking for them this weekend. So if you know of a decent cigar, that comes in a box of 24 or so, and that can be had at about $50 to $75 per box, please let me know. I may even spend up to $100 on a box of them, but I do not want to go overboard. I am hopeful I can get a decent smoke for that price, but I have no clue. Tell me brands, name of the particular type of cigar, wrapper color (dark or light) and so on.

All the best,
Glenn B

Generosity Almost Beyond My Belief... what I think I just received from a certain flashlight manufacturer. I am trying to confirm an offer I just received, and which I believe I read correctly but am still quite shocked by it if I did read it right, in which they will send me 12 tactical flashlights for the Soldiers' Holiday Package absolutely free of charge!!! I do not want to mention the name of the company yet, or say which product they offered until I have actually confirmed this great offer........

Hold the presses, I just received an email from the company as I was writing this post. I guess I can now name the company: STREAMLIGHT, and tell you the light that will be sent will be the Streamlight Night Fighter 2. Here is what the email to me says:

Dear Glenn,

You read it correctly! I will send you the 12 lights with a pack of extra batteries per light "No Charge". This is just a small token of our appreciation for these soldiers dedication especially at a time which our troops are in harms way each and every day. Please send them our Thanks and Best Wishes on the upcoming Holidays and let them know we do appreciate what they do for us and are thinking about them each day.

I will ship them UPS ground to your home address as noted below!

All the best to you and happy holidays!

Angel DelliGatti
Inside Sales Manager

My sincere thanks go to STREAMLIGHT and to Angel DelliGatti whom I am sure had to pull some strings to get this done, and who is taking a chance on me because Angel does not know me. I will not disappoint, and I will also recommend their products to others in the future.

So folks, this means because of their great generosity at STREAMLIGHT, the money I have received in donations to date, and any more to come, can and will be used for other items to be included in the care package. This is going to be one heck of a nice package for these soldiers, and maybe, just maybe, we will all have made a bit of a difference for them this holiday season (a truly nice difference) while they are on foreign sands defending freedom, and helping to keep us safe from terrorists. It is truly a wonderful thing that we are not forgetting these soldiers during a time when we will be celebrating, and they will be far from home and loved ones.

All the best,
Glenn B