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Virtual Graduation Celebration! FReeper kids are heroes!
Vanity ^ | August 28, 2009 | Tax-chick

Posted on 08/28/2009 4:48:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick

Today, my daughter, FReeper Anoreth (since 11/29/03) graduates from Coast Guard Basic Training.

We're also celebrating "The Boy," son of FReeper AnAmericanMother, who is graduating today from Marine Corps Basic.

And "ForgotenKnight," grandson of Monkey Face, recently deployed with a Stryker unit to Afghanistan.

Other FReepers with children (grandchildren, nieces and nephews, etc.) in the military, please join us in celebrating all our family members who are serving our country in the military.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: army; coastguard; graduation; marines; uscg
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Ubiquitous Anoreth, 18 and glory-bound!


1 posted on 08/28/2009 4:48:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick
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To: Tax-chick; AnAmericanMother; Monkey Face

Anoreth, with brother Bill, on her way to Basic, 6/16/09.

2 posted on 08/28/2009 4:49:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick

Great job. I was hoping to get my son into the Coast Guard Academy when the time comes.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 4:51:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rrrod; Gabz; netmilsmom; M0sby

Anoreth will be joining this boat, USCG Cutter Mellon, next week in Seattle, WA.

4 posted on 08/28/2009 4:52:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: AppyPappy

Good luck! That’s a great way to start a career.


5 posted on 08/28/2009 4:53:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick

My Son-in-law graduated this past Friday from Coast Guard A school - he is a petty officer in Rochester, NY.


6 posted on 08/28/2009 4:56:47 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

Congratulations Anoreth!


7 posted on 08/28/2009 4:58:25 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Tax-chick

Congratulations and thank you.

mrs


8 posted on 08/28/2009 5:00:47 AM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (New Jersey has no soul, only taxes)
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To: mom4melody

Excellent! What was the subject of his school? My family has experience in the Navy (father, uncles, cousins) and Air Force (husband, brother, more cousins) but we’re new to the Coast Guard.


9 posted on 08/28/2009 5:09:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: proudmilitarymrs

Thank you, Mrs. Re your tagline, Anoreth didn’t like New Jersey one bit!


10 posted on 08/28/2009 5:10:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Scotswife; PennsylvaniaMom; Politicalmom; SoftballMominVA; grellis

Ping!


11 posted on 08/28/2009 5:14:15 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick

OH Goodness!
Give her a big hug and thanks from me!


12 posted on 08/28/2009 5:20:16 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Tax-chick

Thank you for your service, Anoreth. You now belong to large group of people — and yet the minority of the U.S. population — who are actually GIVING something in service to their country. That makes you better than our current president. And I am sure he will never match your contribution.

God bless.


13 posted on 08/28/2009 5:22:14 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Anoreth; Tax-chick; AnAmericanMother; Monkey Face

Congratulations, all! Thank you for serving, Anoreth.

Proud to be a part of Free Republic with you folks.


14 posted on 08/28/2009 5:22:28 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: Tax-chick

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 08/28/2009 5:33:41 AM PDT by Gabz
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To: Tax-chick

Congratz Anoreth — We are proud of you and honored that you will be serving our country!


16 posted on 08/28/2009 5:35:38 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: netmilsmom; Campion; Petronski; cyborg

I wish I could! Der Prinz and Bill drove up for the graduation and to spend the weekend, along with my parents and my brother and sister-in-law. I’m home with Tom, Elen, Sally, Pat, James, Vlad, and Frank, feeding all the petz!


17 posted on 08/28/2009 5:36:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: SoftballMominVA

There’s an overwhelming sense of relief in having one child successfully “launched”! Now I can worry about how Bill’s going to turn out, for the next three years ;-).


18 posted on 08/28/2009 5:37:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick
Wooooo Hooooo!

We are actually in the stands at the parade ground at USMCRD Parris Island! The fun is about to begin.

sending via DH's Iphone so won't say much. Full report and pix later

19 posted on 08/28/2009 5:43:42 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Tax-chick

I’m hoping to feel that joy soon :)

But for now — it’s all about these kids - how awesome they all are!


20 posted on 08/28/2009 5:44:45 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: Tax-chick

Bright futures! Congrats!


21 posted on 08/28/2009 5:55:27 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth; AnAmericanMother; Monkey Face

Heartfelt congratulations and prayers for the safety of the young heroes!


22 posted on 08/28/2009 6:07:40 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Tax-chick
Congratulations! I wish Tonk was here to see it.
23 posted on 08/28/2009 6:16:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AnAmericanMother; Mrs. Don-o; don-o

Thanks! Looking forward to your pictures. I won’t have any until DP and Bill get home on Sunday night.

The Don-os were there just last fall with a son.


24 posted on 08/28/2009 6:24:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick

Congrats.


25 posted on 08/28/2009 6:25:43 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Me, too. *sniff* He was a great man.


26 posted on 08/28/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick

Anoreth comes from good stock. We wish her well!


27 posted on 08/28/2009 6:28:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker

Thanks!


28 posted on 08/28/2009 6:29:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Monkey Face

Ah, Face of Monkey........your legacy continues!


29 posted on 08/28/2009 6:31:36 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Tax-chick

“Congratulations! I wish Tonk was here to see it.”

He’s watching, with pride!


30 posted on 08/28/2009 6:34:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I believe that, too.


31 posted on 08/28/2009 6:43:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Remember the Bibi Picture Rule!)
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face; AnAmericanMother

Anoreth’s graduation should be in progress right now. *sniffle*

DP and Bill had better get some decent pictures.


32 posted on 08/28/2009 8:29:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: MitchellC

Thanks! My grandson is a 6th generation GI!


33 posted on 08/28/2009 8:31:51 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Congrats to you and your family.

Sat in those same stands 12 years ago for my son (lifer).

Choked up like a baby.

Prayers to all freeper families that have loved ones in uniform.


34 posted on 08/28/2009 8:33:59 AM PDT by TarponTom
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yes, it does, I Singh, I!

How are you this morning?


35 posted on 08/28/2009 8:34:31 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Tax-chick

Congratulations to her, TC! That is just WONDERFUL!


36 posted on 08/28/2009 8:40:18 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tax-chick
Congratulations to Anoreth from a fellow NCer. May she have calm seas and following winds...but I suspect the North Pacific/Bering Sea may not cooperate much in that regard!

My eldest son has a year of HS left but is enlisting in the Army as a medic as soon as the waiver (for NON-existent holes in his eardrums) comes through.

37 posted on 08/28/2009 8:49:08 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Axeslinger

Good luck! There was some fuss over Anoreth’s having had her tonsils out, when she was 9, but the recruiter got it sorted out. He got a bonus for her: a girl, American Indian, with 30 hours of college.


38 posted on 08/28/2009 9:20:16 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: Constitution Day

Thanks, CD.


39 posted on 08/28/2009 9:20:47 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Way to go neighbor.


40 posted on 08/28/2009 9:22:14 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Tax-chick; AnAmericanMother
Congrats.

Some folks worry about the make up of the young generation.

I don't.

41 posted on 08/28/2009 9:24:18 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Tax-chick

I trust there will be photos later?


42 posted on 08/28/2009 9:26:10 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

Sunday night or Monday: the cameras went North with the guys.


43 posted on 08/28/2009 9:32:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tax-chick

I will be looking out for them! Thanks.


44 posted on 08/28/2009 9:33:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

DP could get them on line from his laptop ... but let’s get real. I’ll get Bill to do it when he gets home, while I’m doing his laundry.


45 posted on 08/28/2009 10:21:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: grey_whiskers

ping


46 posted on 08/28/2009 10:28:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Much of political rhetoric serves as a substitute for reasoning." ~Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tax-chick; AnAmericanMother; Monkey Face

Wearing red today, for Anoreth, The Boy, Forgoten Knight, and all who serve.


47 posted on 08/28/2009 12:51:20 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Thanks, Sis!

*HUG*


48 posted on 08/28/2009 12:54:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Monkey Face

As soon as I get them made, I’ll send you a “yellow ribbon” bracelet to remember the heroes, whoever they are. Do you prefer “chocolate” or “khaki” hemp?


49 posted on 08/28/2009 12:55:28 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for ForgotenKnight, my army hero grandson.)
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To: Monkey Face

You’re welcome Sis!


50 posted on 08/28/2009 1:02:02 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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