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Why is there a 1~ in front of my username?

That mean that I'm a volunteer at Marine  Presently, my job is a Message Board Moderator.  I am here to assist and serve you throughout your journey with your Marine. This remarkable life experience will have many highs and possibly a few lows. I am here to answer questions, direct  and support you the best way I can. I am always open to any questions, thoughts, and 'Wow' moments you would like to share.  I am excited to share this extraordinary journey with you.


I am truly blessed! I have in my life my wonderful husband of 20+ years, who is my best friend and the one who makes me laugh and smile. I am also the proud 'Mama' of three incredible sons, my oldest son who, in a little less than a year, will have his PhD in sociology,  my second son who is the graphics art director for a non-for-profit in NYC, and my youngest, my Marine.


My DH and I live with our two pups, Ella and Moose who keep us at their beck and call! I work full-time as a certified medical assistant in a busy family practice and spend my free time (what's that?) reading, card making and reading!


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At 4:20pm on February 28, 2017, Chickie said…

Good for him and good for you!! All the best! 

At 3:27pm on February 28, 2017, alex2toes said…

Thanks Chickie, will do The plant closed a year ago and since I was old enough to take early retiement and could swing it financially, I did. My Marine is now a civilian, going to college for Engineering.

At 2:56pm on February 28, 2017, Chickie said…

Hey there!

The Meet and Greet dinner is now held on base at MCRD SD at the Bayview. There is an event at the Coyote Cafe. However, it is not run by the MC. I would give the member the link to our Recruit Parents Website for Graduation week events:  

I hope all is well with you! 

At 11:11am on February 28, 2017, alex2toes said…

hey Chickie, long time. So here's the deal. I am talking to this Mom who's son is being dropped into Mike Co San Diego and I was wondering is the dinner on Wed still a thing? Is it still at the Cafe Coyote? Is there a time?

At 5:14pm on May 25, 2016, tcamo said…

Thank you Teresita

At 8:38am on August 30, 2015, qmarinefamily said…

Hi, I got your name from the Hotel Co FB page.  I am pending acceptance to the page.  My son Ryan left on 8/24 for PI.  I see some of the other families from his pool have been accepted.  Not sure if the admins need additional info. to process the request.  I read your profile, and I too am a MoBX3.  My oldest is a junior at UMass Boston, my middle is on PI now and my youngest is an 8th grader.  My boys lovingly challenge me every single day!  Thank you for any help you can give with the FB page for Hotel Co.  Laurie Higgins

At 12:16pm on June 30, 2015, z'sbackseat said…

Thanks, Teresita.  I sent you a Facebook PM as well (but it said it went to your "Other" folder so you'll have to check there).

At 9:46am on June 30, 2015, z'sbackseat said…

Hello! I understand you are one of the admins for the Mike Co Facebook page.  I have a pending request to be added and wanted to know if you needed anything from me in order to add me?  I shared the page with my mother as well and she has been added but I have not.  Thanks in advance!!

At 2:05pm on June 26, 2015, Danger Ranger said…
Yes my son is a Rct. At Paris Island now he shipped 6/8 he is in the 2nd BN Echo company platoon 2069. My name is Kim McNeal for Facebook .
At 1:33pm on June 26, 2015, Danger Ranger said…
I am sorry for the delay . I am a very newbie to Facebook .how do I send you what you need on Facebook ,and also and you as a friend?

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An Anniversary of the Continuation of Life

Posted on December 7, 2014 at 9:30am 7 Comments

A year ago today my DH and I drove our youngest son, Patrick, to the recruiter's office for his journey to PI. His ship date was 12/08/2013. Initially, he was to leave 02/2014. However, a spot opened up and the recruiter asked Patrick if he wanted to go ~ he said yes. So, instead of getting the 3 months I expected.. I had 4 days to wrap my head around the idea of him leaving (he received the call the Wednesday before the Sunday he was to go). 

All of a sudden…


Memorial Cry

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:06pm 3 Comments

It's been much too long since I've posted a new entry to my blog. In the last three months, Patrick has graduated boot camp, graduated MCT (Marine Corps Training) and is currently awaiting to start his next training, MOS. Once he has completed this training, he will be sent to his first duty station. These last three months have presented many emotional memories for me that have manifested in all types of crying.
Boot camp graduation will forever be embedded in my mind. I took…

Shooting Eye Dagger Looks

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This past week I returned to work after being out for nine weeks recovering from surgery on my left bicep and my left shoulder rotator cuff. During my surgery and recovery, my DH Mark, has been caring, tender and quite simply - wonderful.  
Going back to work though had one hiccup - I had not yet begun to drive again. Driving a car is like riding a bicycle, you don't forget how. However, being that I had not driven since 9 weeks prior and I wasn't sure how much my…

On Average

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

This winter has been especially snowy for the Philadelphia area. In fact, in 2013 the Philadelphia area averaged 3.90" of snow. In January, 2014 the Philadelphia area had 25.90". That is 22" more inches. And the month of February looks to be an even greater average of snow. Right now I sit in my office while a Nor' Easter blows outdoors. So far, we have about a foot of snow from this storm. The weather forecasters state there will be a 'lull' in the storm, a deep breath if you will by old…

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