Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Crane Finder!

I was so pleased to come back from my vacation in Washington, DC on Sunday night to find the following e-mail:

October 24, 2010 8:12pm


A Lieutenant Stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington (State)
"I recently returned from a deployment to Iraq, and am visiting my parents in Virginia for the first time in a year. I went to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with my father yesterday, and as I was admiring the expo on ancient humans, I noticed one of your cranes right on the table next to me. Number 103, savor reminds me to savor the time that I have with my family right now. I will hold onto this crane and place it somewhere in Tacoma, WA, when I return to Fort Lewis next week! Thanks for such an interesting and thought provoking idea."

She was the first person to actually get back to me about finding a crane! And what a wonderful person too. I think we can all relate to savoring our time with the people we care about most. I'll be sure to post the picture of the crane as she said she'd send a picture of it to me upon releasing it when she gets back to Washington. Very exciting!

21 comments:

  1. That's so awesome Sandy! Can't wait to hear where the crane will be found next.

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  2. Congrats, Sandy! Your project is amazing and all of your hard work is paying off!

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  3. I am so excited to read this! I often think of your cranes and who might find them. I do Operation Beautiful (http://operationbeautiful.com) sometimes, and I ALWAYS hope someone finds the notes.

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  4. That is AWESOME! So, so exciting you finally got feedback! I wish I had found the one in New Haven, that would have been so cool.

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  5. amazing! :D this project makes me so happy.

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  6. That is so cool! And what a good response to be your first!

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  7. Beautiful! I love that it found the right person.

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  8. Awesome! I hope you get tons more of these!

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  9. ah! congratulations; how thrilling! :]

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  10. How amazing!!
    thank you so much for posting this!!
    xoxo

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  11. This gave me chills! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you that someone finally responded.

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  12. Yay! Finally, you got a response. I always hope that you will. You put so much into this project and I know that input and feedback mean alot. I'm so glad it was a good response too! Now I hope you get many many more! :)

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  13. Sandy, that is AWESOME! And what a lovely e-mail from the finder. Oh this is making me all warm and fuzzy inside.

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  14. Ah Sandy, this is so exciting!!! I'm so glad to hear we finally have a person who reported back :))) Yay!

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  15. Hi Sandy,

    I love your idea and execution! One thing, I might suggest "TAKE ME" on your paper with the site. I wonder if I would feel certain to take one if I happend upon it, I think I would like permission. Just a thought...

    -Corie

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  16. What a fabulous blog! Thanks for finding me on 20 Something Bloggers! This is awesome :) Great stuff!

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  17. I'll admit, this actually made me a bit teary. :) So glad you finally got an email!

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  18. A finding/sighting... that is beautiful! I hope there will be many, many more. :o)

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