This weekend was a fabulous holiday extravaganza. After a late night in the city, I woke up very early to prepare for my annual Toys for Tots Christmas Party with the ladies from the Women Marines Association. We meet in East Hartford several times a year and it's another one of the highlights of my year.
This year I made each member her very own Toy Marine out of a wooden clothespin.
Dottie (93), Aggie (93), Carolyn, Adele, Rosena, Rita, Jane, Donna and Jennifer with our Toys for Tots collections for children in Connecticut.
While many people are familiar with Toys for Tots, few people know that it's a Marine Corps Reserve program.
But the best gift of all was this surprise visit from Helen (95) who came by to say Merry Christmas and drop off her donation for Toys for Tots. Check out this amazing group of WWII Marines. What a treasure!
Helen, Aggie and Dottie are true treasures. Semper fidelis ladies. Merry Christmas!