Midwest Homeless Veterans Visit and Driving Tour of DuPage County

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans


After grabbing some breakfast we drove over to the local Super Target and did some shopping for the guys at the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. Connie does a shopping run several times during the year and today was our day for doing some practical holiday shopping for them. Last year we were able to afford coats and other clothing items. This year it was food, toiletries and the like:

  • Dozen pair of men’s socks
  • Ten tubes of toothpaste
  • thirty-two bars of soap
  • family size jar of peanut butter
  • four family size Kraft mac and cheese
  • four boxes of spaghetti
  • two family size jars of spaghetti cause
  • one family size log cabin syrup
  • two boxes of pancake mix
  • two boxes of muffin mixes
  • one family size box of Quaker oatmeal
  • two boxes of Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix
  • two family size Bush’s baked beans
  • two family size jars of apple sauce
  • one bag of clementines
  • two bags of pink lady apples

Three of the guys came outside in the cold to help her unload the fifteen bags of items she had in the trunk. Then she went inside to sign their guestbook and afterwards we took a driving tour of the areas of DuPage County to the north and west of us.

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Thank You Letter

I used this as an excuse to continue to experiment with the Nikon V1. Some of the images are a bit wobbly owing to the lack of a tripod and the slow shutter speeds required. But on the whole the images were fine for viewing on a web page.

Hopefully the weather tomorrow will be as warm as predicted and we will get a chance to ride our bikes yet again.