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Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas

Here’s hoping your Christmas was peaceful, relaxing and merry merry!

Tugging at this mom’s heart this Christmas, besides the Reason for the Season, have been our Gold Star Moms. Love and respect for our Gold Star Families. Always.

Rick Springfield - Christmas with You

And then there are the families whose loved ones are far from home over the holidays. Or in a hospital…

It isn’t easy, is it, Mommas?

Keep your loved ones close and make good memories.

And remember the Reason for the Season.

Isaiah 9:6: For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the : government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

In Gratitude to those who serve our country, past and present, and their families…

Love you, Janelle.

Love and Hugs,


April 20, 2014 – 4th Floor, an Easter Brunch!


Easter BrunchAn Easter Brunch!

We ask for approval months in advance for our luncheon dates, using the same day/different date from year to year when possible. This year, April 1st arrived, we turned our calenders and… guess what?  April’s 4th Floor luncheon was on Easter!

The crew arrived an hour earlier than usual to do an Easter Brunch.  What a treat for the patients and families!

Menu: Breakfast Strata, Silver Dollar Pancakes, cooked ham, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, cheesy potatoes, sliced tomatoes, chicken soup, fruit salad, cole slaw, macaroni salad, brownies, assorted pastries, smoothies and assorted drinks. (psst…. send pictures…please! *Update: pictures were sent.  Doesn’t the food look delicious?!  They also served ham.)

Gee, it looks like the Easter Bunny came to the 4th floor luncheon, too!

Thank you Elizabeth, Mary, Jillian, Gladys, and Bob for taking a special day and making it extra special for the patients and families at Walter Reed!


Infantrymen disrupt Taliban lethal aid in Helmand province
April 17, 2014, Helmand Province
Photo By: Cpl. Joseph Scanlan










Please remember there is still a war going on.

Helmand Province, Helmand Province, Afghanistan – The commanding officer, Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, is assisted by an Afghan interpreter to gather intelligence from an Afghan police officer during a
mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 17.  The company’s two-day mission was to disrupt lethal enemy aid and to search three compounds of interest in an area suspected of Taliban influence. The compounds were suspected to contain a homemade-explosive lab, a cache for narcotics and be home to local Taliban leadership.

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

Love and Hugs,


Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving day!


Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your day is wonderful, and filled with family and friends and laughter as you make good memories!

And as we give thanks for our Blessings, let us keep those deployed and the families who will have an empty plate at their table in our thoughts and prayers.

Love and Hugs ~Jane and the MM-B Crew




October 29, 2009 – Mercy Hall: Ghosties and Goblins and Treat Bags, OH MY!

party table

This close to Halloween we just had to have a party!

Entertainment was provided by Mr. Owl bouncing on the pumpkin and flapping his wings while singing “ting-tang-walla-walla bing-bang…”, and Mummy Cat howling “Who let the dogs out, WHO who who? Who let the dogs out….” while the Very Scary Monsters (crafted by Miss Kathie’s K-2 kindergarten class from St. Peter and Paul’s Elementary School) guarded the trick or treat bags.

The table was chock full of food. Continue reading October 29, 2009 – Mercy Hall: Ghosties and Goblins and Treat Bags, OH MY!