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Another post from my sister, Jonell

At this point in the war, many of us know friends from high school or college or from our own home town who are currently serving in the military in Iraq. My husband and I have a friend named Tim who is serving in Iraq at this present time. While we pray for him often, and know prayer is the greatest gift we can give him, an occasional e-mail will brighten his spirits and help him to smile. I wrote a poem for him this week and sent it to him via e-mail. I wrote it in the style of a Dr. Seuss book. I‘ll admit it’s not quite Green Eggs and Ham. But I share it here with you … maybe you will enjoy it anyway … and maybe it will make you smile too! 🙂

– Jonell

A Cure for Brown and Tan

There is a soldier who dislikes the colors brown and tan.
Ever since he was a child, he has not liked the colors brown and tan.
What do we do for a soldier who dislikes the colors brown and tan?
This soldier is stationed in Iraq and has to daily wear brown and tan.

Brown and tan day in. Brown and tan day out.
Brown and tan day in and day out for an entire year?
What do we do for this soldier who dislikes the colors brown and tan?
This soldier in Iraq who dislikes the colors brown and tan.

Here’s an idea to brighten the days of this soldier in Iraq.
A good idea to brighten the days of this soldier in Iraq.
This soldier in Iraq who dislikes the colors brown and tan.

Let’s send this soldier an e-mail.
This soldier loves to get e-mails.
An e-mail for this soldier from Michigan to Iraq.
This soldier in Iraq who dislikes wearing brown and tan.

Michigan has many pretty autumn leaves this time of year.
Autumn leaves that create beautiful pictures.
Beautiful pictures that create lovely scenery photographs.
Scenery photographs so beautiful causing his heart to beat quick.
Scenery photographs causing the soldier to take a quick gasp of air.
Scenery photographs for this soldier in Iraq who dislikes wearing brown and tan.

Pictures that will help the soldier smile and smile and smile.
Smile as the soldier remembers the colors of autumn in Michigan.
Smile as he remembers other colors besides brown and tan.
Smile as the soldier once again remembers the autumn leaves of Michigan.
Smile as he remembers the scenery photographs from his childhood.
Smile through a few tears realizing he might be a bit homesick for Michigan.

more bling

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Michigan fall.

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Miners Castle - October 2006, Lars Jensen

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Pumpkin

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outside east jordan, mi. by redmudball

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maplepath by Aunt Owwee

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All these pictures were taken from this site: http://michpics.wordpress.com/

Individual permission granted for each picture as indicated by the link below the picture.

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