Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Your Attention Is Requested

My brother retired cop/blogger Cookie is busting his hump trying to set up a military hospitality room at the Syracuse International Airport. It seems like they roll up the runways and deflate the terminal around 2200 or so until 0700, stranding military personnel who are in transition from one assignment to another.

This is a pretty miserable way to treat men and women in service to their country.

Well, this situation got Cookie kinda riled and he is doing something about it. He sold his favorite French Maid outfit pestered the Airport, The Mayor of Syracuse (take my word for it, Cookie can be a major pain in the ass), local veteran organizations and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Transgender Cocker Spaniels (Cookie is also a little strange) to secure a lease on a small, unused room at the airport.

The room has been freshened (those weird cocker spaniels really stink) and it is scheduled to open on July 3.

Now Cookie needs some cash in a big hurry to purchase food and beverages so volunteers can provide our armed service people some simple comforts 24/7. Even if it is just a hot cuppa and a donut it is much better than what they have now, especially with a sympathetic ear doing the serving.

To make your tax deductible donation, please make a check out to "The Marine Corps League", and make an entry into the "memo" line in the lower left of your check, "Airport Project." Please send your check to:

Loren Davies, Commandant
Emerald City Detachment #877
Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 393
Chittenango, New York 13037

or email Mr. Davies at for other arrangements.

Cookie has given me his personal assurance that he will not use these funds to buy the fancy fishnet stockings he always had a hankering for and that the French Maid outfit didn't fit anyway.

That is all.

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