Saturday, September 20, 2008

A little bit of home in the sandpit

I received this in an email today:

MOWING GRASS --- PRICELESS!!! An Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass in front of his tent. It's heartwarming! Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt ( U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.

If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give up) so unselfishly for us.
More info at the Snopes site.

1 comment:

Skeeter said...

I consider this to be reckless environmental vandalism.
Can you imagine what will happen if that exotic species escapes into the virgin desert?