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A member of The Veterans Green Bus crew is stranded in St. Louis, MO and needs to get to San Diego on Sunday. I called Alaska Airlines where I still have a few accrued Air Miles and on Sunday - if there are any seats still available, the cost will be 27,500 Air Miles to get him on the plane.
Those miles to be donated can come in any chunk or block of 1000 miles from any airline. There are two costs associated with your gift:
1. $25.00 just to start the process.
2. $10.00 per 1,000 miles to be donated
4. Then on the next page I'm the recipient: RICHARD PIERCE and my Air Alaska mileage account # 106777893
5. As soon as we have enough miles, I will buy the ticket and take down this diary.

Thank you beary, beary much  

Now I hate to do this, but I have to run to another meeting. I will be back in 3 hours - more or less. Today we start gathering signatures for Equal Marriage Oregon. Busy, busy, busy.

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Meanwhile, Large Marg is running very well. Gordon Soderberg,The Veterans Green Busproject manager, drove her to Visalia, CA to demonstrate how the bus can run on used cooking oil, and to encourage people get Community Emergency Response Training. All crew members of The Veterans Green Bus either have or are getting CERT Training.

So, Gordon decided to take a few days to help finish The Visalia Veterans Service Home. I, mean, as a typical ex-Navy surgical nurse, wouldn't you expect him to know how to lay tile, install door jams, hang doors, and stuff like that? He thinks he's on vacation.  If you have a few extra dollars, Gordon is running on empty. So, here's my 2nd tin cup for the evening.Busy, busy, busy.

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Originally posted to llbear on Fri Jul 26, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Military Veterans.

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