June 19, 2014 – Mercy Hall’s Last Luncheon

Yes, this was our last luncheon at Mercy Hall.  We’ll move over to Sanctuary Hall in August for the next Thursday luncheon.

Katie and GUy at the buffet ready to serve.
Katie and Guy are ready to serve lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ppigs in a Blanket
Pigs in a Blanket – there were none leftover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

macaroni casserole, green beans, and BBQ chicken
Chicken macaroni casserole, green beans, and BBQ chicken with assorted rolls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Potato salad, fresh fruit salad, cookies, and apple pie.
Potato salad, fresh fruit salad, cookies, and apple pie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drinks, including more Two If By Tea.
Drinks, including more Two If By Tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Didn't you love those little boxes of cereal when you were a kid?
Didn’t you love those little boxes of cereal when you were a kid?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We started out with 8 quilts.  Two more, the boat one and the patriotic one had found a home by the time we left.
We started out with 8 quilts to give away. Two more, the boat one and the patriotic one, found a home by the time we left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is worth another picture, so goood!  Cheesy chicken macaroni with peas.
This is worth another picture, so goood! Cheesy chicken macaroni with peas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special THANKS to Graul’s Market in St, Michaels, MD for their donation of the assorted rolls, potato salad, fruit salad, cookies, and apple pie!

Bayside Quilters of Easton, MD supplied the quilts.  They’ve been sending LOVE to the troops at the hospital and Mercy Hall since 2009.  Thank you, Quilters!

The “Two If By Tea” tea was donated by an anonymous “Elf”.  Thank you!

Katie and Guy, you are always such a pleasure to work with!  Job well done!  Thank you for your time and dedication to the guys and gals we serve at Mercy Hall!

We met some new people, their first time at one of our luncheons.  There are very few places on base to eat and there’s no commissary on base, so even though they have microwaves in their rooms, the luncheons are always a HUGE morale booster for the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen we serve.  It was nice meeting them and always a joy to see our old friends and catch up with them.

Now… about that macaroni and cheese… We’ve been working (sorta-kinda) on a cookbook of “tried and true” recipes from the luncheons over the years and should be rolling with it probably toward the end of July, beginning of August.  More details to come…

And about the move over to Sanctuary Hall – before we left the base we drove by the building. It’s huge.  We’re pretty sure we’ll be serving wounded, injured, and ill out-patients as well as single, enlisted service members (all service branches) stationed at Walter Reed when we do the switch-over.  We’re anticipating serving double, maybe triple (maybe more?) the number of people we’ve been serving the past few years at Mercy Hall.  We’ll see how it goes.

And who knows what will happen with the situation currently going on in Iraq?  First it starts with “no boots on the ground”, then “300 advisors” and a ship with 500 Marines sitting off the coast…  And the draw-down in Afghanistan going on… after 5 Taliban honchos have been released from Gitmo… Maybe this is what we need to do…………

They've sent the MOMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmm hmmm… How long have we been talking about this, Ladies, 10 years or more?

The Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen answered their country’s call and served their time over there with honor following the orders they were given.  We’re proud of each and every one of you.

If you think what we do is a worthy cause, please consider buying a raffle ticket or two.  We are 100% volunteer, and 100% of the proceeds from our annual quilt raffle fundraiser directly benefit those we serve through our luncheons. Administrative costs, and often times food, are out of pocket expenses for our volunteers.  Final postmark is August 1st, tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  For details, please click on the picture.  Thank you for your consideration.

MAY ALL EAGLES FLY
Our 2014 Raffle Quilt, “MAY ALL EAGLES FLY!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time, thoughts and prayers for our military and their families.

Love and Hugs,

Jane

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “June 19, 2014 – Mercy Hall’s Last Luncheon”

  1. Jane…are you ready for more stars? I am now making a few larger packages of stars that are tied with red/white/blue ribbons…to tie to hospital beds, walkers, canes or wheelchairs. More notecards?
    Thanks for all you (and the others) do! For those of us too far away to be of service…well, we appreciate you!

    1. HI Cheryl, nice to hear from you! Yes, we would love more stars and cards! Thanks so much, they are really appreciated. Thank you for your support of the Warriors serving our country and all you do for our Veterans!

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