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Jennifer Jackson
Interests: knitting, scouting, baking, running, chocolate, reading, working, making "To-Do" lists and checking things off the aforementioned lists
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BF was traveling this weekend. I was home alone. Nothing scheduled. No responsibilities. Work is really hectic this week. So I think the timing was perfect. It was the calm in the storm. I watched Netflix. I did some focused... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Major Knitter
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Secundogeniture is going to school at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He's part of the student leadership (of course) and is going on the Alternative Spring Break to help people in Houston recover from the damage of Hurricane Harvey. To... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Major Knitter
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Every year, for every gift giving event, I knit BF a pair of cashmere socks to keep his tootsies warm at night. They're made out of Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 6-ply for the sole purpose of wearing around the house,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Major Knitter
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I'm on Instagram and have just learned how to use stories. Heaven help us! Follow me at MajorKnitter on Instagram to see what I'm up to these days. I like the stories feature on Instagram because the pictures and videos... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Major Knitter
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2018 is the year of health and fitness for me. In the past decade I let myself fall into some very unhealthy habits that caused me to lose sight of who I am and who I intend to be. So... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Major Knitter
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You are cordially invited to the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon Sunday, November 12, 2017 1300-1500 Al Fresco’s Restaurant 1111 Burnside Avenue East Hartford, CT 06108 www.alfrescorestaurant.com Order off the menu (Average price about $15 including tip) RSVP by October 31, 2017 e-mail: CT1@womenmarines.org or Tel: 917-709-6535 ** MEMBERSHIP DRIVE... Continue reading
Congratulations to our very own Lieutenant General Carol Mutter on your nomination for the National Women's Hall of Fame! Carol A. Mutter Carol Mutter served for over 31 years in the US Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant General and achieving many firsts, including first woman Marine three-star general,... Continue reading
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Our Area 1 Director Jamie DePaola got a call from a sister Marine right here in Connecticut (that we previously didn't know). Our sister needed some help with a big move but she suffers from PTSD and was literally and figuratively paralyzed by the thought of moving on her own.... Continue reading
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This weekend our WMA CT-1 Chapter is visiting the homeless shelters - Home for the Brave and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes in Bridgeport, CT. We've been collecting lots of items per their wishlist. Maria can't make it this weekend due to family obligations, but wanted to help, so we met... Continue reading
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I made a new friend in the WMA this year. One of our sisters was diagnosed with cancer and while she lives about 3 hours from me on the other side of the state, her VA treatments were in New Haven, CT which is less than a half hour from... Continue reading
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WMA MISSION STATEMENT To preserve and promote the history and traditions of women in the Marine Corps from World War I to the present; To conduct programs for charitable and educational purposes; To counsel, assist and mutually promote the welfare and well-being of elderly, disabled and needy women Marine veterans,... Continue reading
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We had our September meeting of our WMA CT-1 chapter at Al Fresco's Restaurant in East Hartford, CT. The old corps was present and it was wonderful, as always, to connect with these women as friends, and share stories and a common bond. From left to right - Doris, Rita,... Continue reading
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Woohoo! What a great time we had at our 2nd Annual Summer BBQ. We had about 15 Marines from NY, CT, and MA join us along with about another 15-20 family members. We had young Marines from the 2000 and 2010 decades. Marines from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. Sisters... Continue reading
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I received the following thank you note from Nancy Uziemblo - for all the Marines who sent her mother a birthday card for her 97th birthday. I am so thrilled that this group can help lift the spirits of our sisters - young and old! Semper fidelis. *** Thank you... Continue reading
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Today I represented our Women Marines Association CT-1 chapter by supporting our homeless veterans - Home for the Brave and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes - in Bridgeport, CT. Please help us raise funds and raise awareness for this great cause! Homes for the Brave CEO Vince Santilli welcomed everyone to... Continue reading
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Please send a birthday card to our WMA WWII vet! Our soon-to-be 95 year old WMA veteran - Dottie D. One of our spunkiest CT-1's WWII veterans will be celebrating her 95th birthday on October 7, 2017 and we'd LOVE to shower her with birthday cards from all her sister... Continue reading
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CARD ALERT - Please send a birthday card to our WMA WWII vet! Our soon-to-be 97 year old Helen U. with past president Jane S. CT-1's oldest member. Helen Uziemblo (seated) will be celebrating her 97th birthday on June 16th and we'd LOVE to shower her with birthday cards from... Continue reading
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Wow! What an eye-opening experience at Connecticut's homeless veterans shelters today. CEO Vince Santilli gave a group of our WMA Marines a tour of both the male shelter Homes for the Brave and the female shelter Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes in Bridgeport, CT. What an amazing organization. You can read... Continue reading
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Are you one of the fewer the prouder? Did you serve honorably in the United States Marine Corps? Do you miss the camaraderie of other female Marines who answered the call to serve? If so, you've come to the right place. Here's how you can join our organization today! Register... Continue reading
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Every year for nearly ten years, I have looked forward to the spring and the Mad Hatter Tea Party. It's a chance to dress up, wear a fancy hat, be with friends, enjoy a formal tea, and support a good... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Major Knitter
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Not to be left out, I knit a set of baby wash cloths for my grand niece Augusta who is due any day and presented them to her parents-to-be. This is a design by Kris Patay or KrisKnits on Ravelry... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Major Knitter
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My niece is getting married this weekend. For shower gifts she oohed and aahed over all the hand knit baby gifts her pregnant sister was receiving. When she finally received a hand knit dishcloth and towel, she exclaimed "I was... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Major Knitter
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Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. That's one of the sayings that I learned in Scouting. So I think it's fitting that for my upcoming fundraiser for Scouts, I should create something that incorporates all three. I'm making Upcycled Cashmere Mittens. I opened... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Major Knitter
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When you have a Mets fan in the house, even holiday decorations take on a certain hue... Let's Go Mets! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at Major Knitter
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I just mentioned the other day that I always have a pair of socks on the needles. But now that I'm a quinquagenarian, I'm usually too hot for socks. But not yesterday. For some reason, I had really cold feet.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Major Knitter