“One of the book’s best features is the occasional page to record your own experiences and memories of one of their subjects. After you’ve filled in the pages you can share the book with your spouse & family, or send it on to another loved one for them to add their own.
I’ve told our daughter most (*ahem*) of my sea stories, but ’1001 Things’ is a great way to pass on the rest of your family-friendly memories. It’s going on her reading pile, and I’m sure we’ll have many other conversations starting with ‘Hey, Dad, did you ever…?’
-Doug Nordman, USN Retired, author of “The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement”
“This book is a treasure for anyone associated with the military! I originally bought it for my own family, though my husband retired in 2003. Today I am back to buy three more copies, one copy for my school nurse, whose son is a newly enlisted Marine, one copy for a friend whose son will go to Paris Island in June, and one copy for a dear friend whose husband is a two star general officer. This book is for everyone who is touched by the wonderful life that is military life! “
-Janette R. Thomas – proud Marine Corps spouse
“This book is a wonderful keepsake of how military families are blessed far beyond the imagination. It will serve as a joyous and sometimes funny reminder of seeing the positive side of situations. Should be on every coffee table, night stand, and even the “powder room” aka “latrine.”
-Shellie Vandevoorde, military veteran and author of Separated by Duty, United in Love
“It’s about time somebody wrote this book. As a military spouse reporting on military life, I hear the same thing over and over again — this is a hard life, but nothing worth doing is easy. In the midst of hard times, a joyful, celebratory book that’s actually TRUE is just what the doctor ordered!”
-Kristin Henderson, author of While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront
“It is great to see this variation on my theme of “things to be happy about,” created for such a special and deserving audience.”
-Barbara Ann Kipfer, author of 14,000 Things to be Happy About
“There were times during our military career when I thought “Why in the world am I doing this?” In retrospect I can’t imagine living my life any other way. We’ve had opportunities others only dream about. The best thing? The wonderful people that become a part of your life and the experiences you share. This book reminds me of all the great things about Army life.”
-Sylvia E. J. Kidd, Dir. of Family Programs, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
“My father was Army and still lives daily with the same pride, patriotism, and practices of his time serving – decades later. I inherited those strong morals and characteristics from him, and love him for it. The military way of life is unique, and that’s an understatement! Your book is both a voice and a celebration for those proudly choosing to serve our country. Thank you!”
-Sheryl Roush, former navy wife, co-Author of Heart of a Military Woman
As a proud combat veteran, scanning through the book brought back so many emotions and once again reminded me of how proud I am to be an American and a veteran.
-SSG Jeff Rose, Retired, author of Soldier of Finance (coming soon)
“This book truly captures the inspirational, motivational and often unexplainable lives of Military Families. Their creativity and positive outlook on life is something every family should strive to achieve.”
-Sandee Payne, Author, That Military House: Move it, Organize it & Decorate It and Move Your House: Plan it, Organize it & Decorate it
“Every Army wife should have this book within reach for a guaranteed pick-me-up. Inside these pages is a virtual pep rally: 1001 reasons to swell with pride and gratitude for your role and privileges as an Army wife.”
-Jocelyn Green, author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and co-author of Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan
“Since my books celebrate the collective identity of military spouses, I eagerly anticipate this encyclopedia of shared Army experiences, to which I’d add, “I still get shivers during evening Flag Retreat.”
– Marna Krajeski, author, HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE: The Moving Life of a Military Wife and HOUSEHOLD BAGGAGE HANDLERS: 56 Stories From the Hearts and Lives of Military Wives
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