Thursday, December 5, 2013
It's raining, it's pouring...and it's a happy Chanukah!
Today is the last day of Chanukah and the beginning of the wintery Hebrew month of Tevet. Happily, it's raining buckets in Israel today -- we've been waiting for a good rain like this for months. The people who really get the brunt of it, though, are of course our soldiers doing guard duty out in the cold & wet. It is most definitely hat season and dear knitters, your hats have been going out to the Golan, the Negev and everywhere in between. On the first day of Chanukah (which happened to be a lot sunnier) I had the privilege of presenting 300 hats to the Gush Etzion army base, responsible for securing the area I live in. They were very pleased and touched by your gift, and loved the letters and notes you included as well.
Below, a photo of myself (in the pink sweater) with two soldiers from the local army base, someone from the local security force who accompanied them, and my mother and daughter, both of whom have been collecting, unpacking and labeling hats with me from the start (and by the way, it's been six years now!)
Keep those hats coming, folks! They are being put to good use!