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Offer: Styrofoam (?) Packing Peanuts (Rancho Palos Verdes (north)) - Large bag full of white styrofoam (?) packing peanuts Offer: Kids DVDs (Lax) - Kids DVDs
Offer: Doll stroller and high chair (Lax) - Used doll stroller and high chair.
Offer: 1.5 gallons interior paint (Lax) - Dark Teal color. One gallon is unopened the other gallon is about half used.
Offer: Moving Boxes (Rolling Hills Estates/Highridg) - Small and medium sizes
Offer: Baby Food (Gardena) - Lots of baby food( meats) and baby food Cereal. Offer: Framed photo of Robert E. Lee (Calabasas) - Professionally framed photo of Robert E.Lee with engraved plaque. 14x11” or so. Pick in Calabasas or Burbank. Delivery to history enthusiasts along 101 between those towms
Offer: Dog ceramic water/food bowl (Rolling hills estates) - 7x4 inch ceramic dog water bowl. Heavy enough it won’t blow away outside.
Offer: Shipping Boxes (Rancho Palos Verdes (north)) - About 10 various sized cardboard shipping boxes for re-use. Most seem to be near the 10x7x5 size. Request: Women’s clothes Large (Monrovia,ca) - In need of women’s Large clothes. Dresses (12-14) blouses (Large) pants (12/14) Request: Roku (or similar) (Montrose, CA) - Looking for a roku or digital streaming device for our living room. Thanks! Will pickup within 10-15 miles, cam meet halfway up to 15 miles if you're farther! (we're in Montrose) Offer: Downy Balls (Sylmar/Lake View Terrace) - I have 4 downy balls that we no longer use You fill them with downy and put them in the washer, when the machines spin cycle starts it opens the balls and lets the Downy into the rinse cycle. Request: decomposed granite (Hollywood , 90038) - Have any left from your project? Looking to pick up in hollywood. Offer: Woolen Pullover (Sunland) - Knitted wool pullover, size small which I obtained used. This seems to be hand-spun and hand-knitted natural fiber, so the yarn is very knubby, bumpy, and uneven. In some sections the yarn is very thin and after repairing two areas and finding another, I gave up. Any knitter out there who would like this unusual sweater to repair or repurpose? It has been dry-cleaned. Thank you.
Offer: Kid’s bath toys (Pasadena) - Floating bath toys, good condition, barely used.
Offer: West elm vase (Pasadena) - Barnsley used. Excellent condition, no longer want.
Offer: Two insulated lunch bags (Carson near Harbor UCLA MedCtr) - Both from Hawaii in perfect condition. One light blue with turtles and waves the other purple with turtles and flowers.
Offer: Fabric pieces (Pasadena) - Some small cut fabric pieces and some large fabric pieces, never even used or cut. No longer need.
Offer: Tv (Van Nuys) - Panasonic 19” color tv. Works great. Tv is not a flat screen.
Offer: Color TV (Van Nuys) - 27” color tv. Daewoo brand. Works great. This is a tube tv not flat screen.
Offer: Arm Sling, Black (Glendale 91206) - Barely used. Offer: Army Navy football - My apologies if you've seen this before. _____ From: Marcus Diniaco [mailto:mdiniaco@gmail.com] Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:13 AM Subject: Army Navy football This is undoubtedly the best story you've never heard. It brings your Christmas early this year. God bless. Army Navy football There are still some great people who know why we are a free country, and who ensures we remain so! The Best Christmas Story You "Never" Heard Here's a 'today' Yule story that occurred 3 weeks ago - and now, in time for the holidays, I bring you the best Christmas story you "never" heard. It started last Christmas, when Bennett and Vivian Levin were overwhelmed by sadness while listening to radio reports of injured American troops. "We have to let them know we care," Vivian told Bennett. So they organized a trip to bring soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philly, on December 3, 2019. The cool part is, they created their own train line to do it. Yes, there are people in this country who actually own real trains and Bennett Levin, a native Philly guy and a self-made millionaire is one of them. He has three luxury rail cars. Think mahogany paneling, plush seating and white-linen dining areas. He also has two locomotives, which he stores at his Juniata Park train yard. One car, the elegant Pennsylvania, carried John F. Kennedy to the Army-Navy game in 1961 and '62. Later, it carried his brother Bobby's body to D.C. for burial "That's a lot of history for one car," says Bennett. He and Vivian wanted to revive a tradition that endured from 1936 to 1975, during which trains carried Army-Navy spectators from around the country directly to the stadium where the annual game is played. The Levins could think of no better passengers to reinstate the ceremonial ride than the wounded men and women recovering at Walter Reed in D.C. and Bethesda, in Maryland. "We wanted to give them a first-class experience," says Bennett. "Gourmet meals on board, private transportation from the train to the stadium, perfect seats - real hero treatment." Through the Army War College Foundation, of which he is a trustee, Bennett met with Walter Reed's commanding general, who loved the idea. But Bennett had some ground rules first, all designed to keep the focus on the troops alone: No press on the trip, lest the soldiers' day of pampering devolve into a media circus. No politicians either, because, says Bennett, "I didn't want some idiot making this trip into a campaign photo op" and no Pentagon suits on board, otherwise the soldiers would be too busy saluting superiors to relax. The general agreed to the conditions, and Bennett realized he had a problem on his hands. "I had to actually make this thing happen," he laughs. Over the next months, he recruited owners of 15 other sumptuous rail cars from around the country into lending their vehicles for the day (these people tend to know each other). The name of their temporary train? The Liberty Limited. Amtrak volunteered to transport the cars to D.C. - where they'd be coupled together for the round-trip ride to Philly - then back to their owners later. Conrail offered to service the Liberty while it was in Philly. And SEPTA drivers would bus the disabled soldiers 200 yards from the train to Lincoln Financial Field, for the game. A benefactor from the War College ponied up 100 seats to the game - on the 50-yard line - and lunch in a hospitality suite. And corporate donors filled, for free and without asking for publicity, goodie bags for attendees: From Woolrich, stadium blankets, From Wal-Mart, digital cameras, From Nikon, field glasses, and From GEAR, down jackets. There was booty not just for the soldiers, but for their guests, too, since each was allowed to bring a friend or family member. The Marines, though, declined the offer. "They voted not to take guests with them, so they could take more Marines," says Levin, choking up at the memory. Bennett's an emotional guy, so he was worried about how he'd react to meeting the 88 troops and guests at D.C.'s Union Station, where the trip originated. Some GIs were missing limbs. Others were wheelchair-bound or accompanied by medical personnel for the day. "They made it easy to be with them," he says. "They were all smiles on the ride to Philly. Not an ounce of self-pity from any of them. They're so full of life and determination." At the stadium, the troops reveled in the game, recalls Bennett. Not even Army's lopsided loss to Navy could deflate the group's rollicking mood. Afterward, it was back to the train and yet another gourmet meal - heroes get hungry, says Levin - before returning to Walter Reed and Bethesda. "The day was spectacular," says Levin. It was all about these kids. It was awesome to be part of it" The most poignant moment for the Levins was when 11 Marines hugged them goodbye, then sang them the Marine Hymn on the platform at Union Station. "One of the guys was blind, but he said, 'I can't see you, but man, you must be beautiful!' " says Bennett "I got a lump so big in my throat, I couldn't even answer him." It's been three weeks, but the Levins and their guests are still feeling the day's love "My Christmas came early," says Levin, who is Jewish and who loves the Christmas season. "I can't describe the feeling in the air." Maybe it was hope. As one guest wrote in a thank-you note to Bennett and Vivian, "The fond memories generated last Saturday will sustain us all - whatever the future may bring." God bless the Levins . and God bless the troops, every single one. < 098060203683486087&rui=161454571&app_test_id=0&sd=20200115> Offer: Mini fridge (North Long Beach) - White small fridge. Working condition. Need some TLC. Please pick up within apartment. Two flight of stairs.
Offer: Waterproof sleeve for arm cast (Glendale 91206) - Keeps your arm cast dry while you shower.
Request: Toddler stroller (Los Angeles) - Hello, I’m looking for a stroller for my two year old. I wanna take him hiking with me . Thank you! Offer: King Size Cream Duvet Cover (Torrance 90501 near Hull MS) - This is a nice soft light cream color duvet cover that buttons on the bottom in King Size, it has piping on the edge. We had this on a guest bed but changed the duvet. Let me know if you would like to pick up. Request: Gravel for shed (Covina, Ca) - Hi all I am looking for medium size gravel for my shed. Thank you in advance.
Request: Rope (North Redondo) - I am looking for some old climbing style rope for a couple of projects. Request: Mulch, compost material (San Fernando Valley) - Will haul away. Needs to be in bags. Offer: Incredibles Party Decor (Rancho Palos Verdes (north)) - Happy Birthday cardboard jointed banner and vinyl banner, 4 vinyl character posters, 12 photo booth props, Incredibles logo ribboned pin & candle.