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Old 10-17-2011, 02:30 PM   #252
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This week our destination is Aurora, Colorado. If you would like a destination for your card this week, how about sending it Elsie! Elsie is a good friend of Sharon (smadson). Elsie is celebrating her birthday on October 31st (no Halloween cards please) and this year we need to make her birthday extra happy, fun and exciting as this has been a sad year for Elsie.

Elsie's son (David C. Carter) was killed in Afghanistan. He was the co-pilot of the Chinook helicopter that was shot down killing 30 U.S. troops, including 17 Navy Seals. You can read more about David C. Carter here as well as here.

Sharon and Elsie are long time friends and both lived in Hays, Kansas back in the day. For many, many years they celebrated their birthdays together as Sharon's is the 28th of October and Elsie's was the 31st. They had another friend (Gwen) who is now deceased but her birthday was the 26th. The three of them celebrated many a birthdays together and Elsie and Sharon have very fond memories. Just like in the Teapot Tuesday story, these three enjoyed each other's company! Elsie is a Christian woman who loves tea and adores African Violets and was in an African Violet Club back in the day.

Please no Halloween cards and no sympathy cards. It's a Happy Birthday celebration for Elsie. Feel free however to thank her for her son's service and sacrifice.

Here is her address:

Elsie Carter
4105 S Cimarron Way Apt 1215
Aurora CO 80014-4231

Thank you from me and thank you from Sharon!

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