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Donated pillowcases prove a hit with some Marines

May. 7, 2014 - 04:13PM   |  
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When Ellen Petin gave a homemade, M&M-themed pillowcase to her nephew who had just joined the Marines, he received a lot of ribbing from his fellow Marines. That is, until his fellow Marines wanted their own homemade pillowcases, the Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, California, reports.

Four years and up to 300 pillowcases later, Petin, a former home economics teacher who lives in Corona, California, continues to spend about $10 and two hours making each pillowcase that she donates to Marines and others in the military, as well as to people with cancer and to orphanages.

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