Operation Pocket Field Pillow (PFP)

A special field pillow

Posted on: January 10, 2011

My friend Nancy MacIntosh Canella, now living in Nova Scotia, was such a big help while she lived here in Chesapeake. She never complained; it didn’t matter what the job, she stayed for hours on end hand sewing fleece pillows at a local church bazaar, always the first to volunteer…and always with a great big smile and a fantastic, if slightly warped, sense of humor. I’ve missed her greatly.

Another Army mom who had to watch her son deploy to Afghanistan, always waiting to hear from him. Waiting for a phone call. Waiting for an email. Waiting for any word at all. And now waiting to see when he’ll deploy again.

Next time I see Vin, Nancy, I’ll ask him to bring Jake’s pillow home with him for you. Please know how touched I was by your sincerity, your grace, and your kindness.

Thank you, Nancy…and take care.


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Operation PFP is made possible in part by my small business, Just For Baby Gifts, donations of ACU by the Carlisle Finishing Plant, fleece donated by Polartec, supplies donated by Brother International, and by the untold hours of work by hundreds of proud and grateful American volunteers.

...til they all come home
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