Christmas Greetings 2009

Here's hoping you and yours have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Some information for you starts just below. Frank Xerox allows you to choose and they will send Christmas postcards, designed by school children, to servicemen and women overseas. Doesn't cost you anything. Website below http://www.letssaythanks.com/Home1024.html Some Suggestions for Presents: SGT Klay South, USMC founded this organization to help severely wounded (Level 1 Trauma) servicemen and servicewomen readjust to life. Donate at this website below. http://www.veteransofvalor.org/ Challenge Coin from Kevin Barry's in Savannah. Kevin Barry's Pub Logo on one side, crests of all branches of the armed forces on the other side surround the Department of Defense crest.. $10 cost. All money goes to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. Contact them at the website below. http://www.kevinbarrys.com/ The wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery -- some 5,000 -- are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine. The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He's done this since 1992. You can order a wreath from them whether for yourself or in as part of "A Patriot Pair" like I did, wherein you get one and another is sent to rest on a soldier's grave. The link to the site is just below. www.Worcesterwreath.com My pals Babe Heffron and Wild Bill Guarnere of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne have a great book out about their experiences in World War II. Here's a link to their book http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&ISBN=9780425217283&ourl=Brothers-in-Battle-Best-of-Friends%2FWilliam-Wild-Bill-Guarnere My pal and collaborator, Bob Slaughter, 116th Infantry, 29th Division has this wonderful book about his experiences from D-Day onward. Here's a link to his book. http://www.omahabeachandbeyond.com On a more light-hearted side, This book, "Clean Cabbage in the Bucket and Other Tales from the Irish Music Trenches" was written by Dennis O'Rourke, Harry O'Donoghue, Robbie O'Connell, Seamus Kennedy and me. It's pretty funny and mostly true. You can read an excert at my website, www.frankemerson.com or you can order it at the website below. www.cleancabbage.com Amy Meade is the best mystery writer I know! If your're a fan of period-piece mysteries featuring the likes of Nora and Nick Charles, Miss Marple, Ellery Queen, Hercule Poirot or even Jessica Fletcher, you've got to get to know Marjorie McClelland. You can find out more and order through her website below. http://www.amypatriciameade.com Of course, if you're in a jam, you might consider any of my existing records: "Safe in the Harbour", "Dear Sarah", "There's a Story Told" or "A Christmas Postcard" All of these can be heard, downloaded or outright purchased through my website: www.frankemerson.com

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