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Free Republic | 11/01/2012

Posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:00 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

Northeast FReepers who were affected by Sandy, please check in here when/if you have power to let us know your status. Tell us what, if anything, you need so we can organize help or get help to you. If you can, share your story with us. Tell us how you weathered the storm, what the condition is of your house or property, loved ones, pets, neighbors, etc.

You're in our thoughts and prayers. If we can help in any way, let us know!


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KEYWORDS: hurricanesandy; sandyaftermath
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1 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:03 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

York County, PA here. Small stream flooding, some out laying areas still without power. Other than that, we’re good.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 9:31:34 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (I used to love my job.)
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To: y'all; Darksheare

Darkshear checked in a while ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2937793/posts

Checking in real quick.
Power is back on for the moemnt.
Don’t know how long that will be.
They may have to shut us off again to hook others back up.


3 posted on 11/01/2012 9:32:06 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; TheOldLady; Lazamataz; Nachum; MestaMachine

Will y’all abuse your ping lists for this thread please?

Tex


4 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan; NoGrayZone
Another example: NoGrayZone (and others) checked in on this thread.
5 posted on 11/01/2012 9:36:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; NoGrayZone

Thank you!

NGZ posted the following on 10/31/2012

Not that too many people care, but I am now at a friends using her computer. We lost EVERYTHING Monday @ 3;30 pm. My friend Caren and her lovely husband were the smart ones who learned from that last storm to get a generatorm

My area looks like a warzone, just as I’m sure eveyone else’s does. Trees uprooted, wires down (I keep ducking, don’t know why).

We were outside yesterday w/ the chainsaw (we were trapped in from the downed trees). Once we removed ours, we went to our neighbors to clear their trees and our street.

This is my first contact w/ the outside world...sorry if I sound dramatic but at least I am not crying anymore. Just hope my fellow FReepers are okay and hanging in there.

Looks like we won’t have anything for a couple to a few weeks.

Prayers needed please. There are wires down all over the place....Lord help us when the lines are turned on.

God Speed and God Bless!!

I’m on the North Shore of Long Island, Suffolk County. It really really sucks here.


6 posted on 11/01/2012 9:38:17 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Middlesex County, NJ. My town and all of the surrounding towns still without power. Many trees down in my neighborhood. One of my trees clipped the corner of my house. Not a ton of damage, but still distressing. Very difficult to find an open gas station without hundreds of cars lined up.
7 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT by Family Guy (A society's first line of defense is not the law but customs, traditions and moral values. -Williams)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Central Vermont here. A few trees down and limbs blown off. We lost just before going to bed, and woke up to find it had been restored—presumably clearing a tree off the lines.

We have two adult children living in Brooklyn and one in lower Manhattan, without power. All three went uptown to sleep with friends and get a phone and computer connection. When their jobs re-open, my two daughters will have to walk to work across the Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s not too bad a walk and they are both exercisers.

In the meantime, one of my daughters is actually going to the Cape for a few days to grab a vacation until her job is back in place.

Most bizarrely, my son without power or phone in his apartment met with a friend who flew in from France yesterday, and they went to the opera last night. The Metropolitan Opera is uptown, and I presume in good shape. I haven’t heard yet how it went.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 9:41:46 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: y'all; lowbridge

lowbridge posted on 10/31:

I too live in suffolk county. About a block north of southern state parkway. Thankfully no flooding, but we lost electricity at 10:30am on Monday. Have been without power since. Power lines down in 2 places on my block alone. I’m writing this with my cell phone. My internet connection through my cell phone is very weak. During the storm it was ok. Within minutes of the storm passing, it went from very weak to non existent. It remains that way now. I’m lucky to have access now. No doubt it will go back to being weak. (So people, pardon me if I don’t reply to anybody in a timely manner. I simply cannot. Internet connection too weak most of the time. It’s frustrating to wear my cell battery down while trying to get on a website or thread)

Spending the days reading books, at night reading by candlelight. Waiting for them to restore the electricity. I’m told that will take 7-10 days for my area!

Nothing destroyed. My house withstood the 90mph winds. A few heavy branches fell harmlessly onto the ground in my backyard, far away from the house. Have plenty of food and water for myself.

Worst part for me is the boredom waiting for them to restore power so that I can have back my tv, cable, dvd player, and internet through my desktop computer. Reading books is ok. I love to read, but not all day long, every day.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 9:43:20 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: LucyT; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; Absolutely Nobama; caww; ...

Northeast FReepers Please Check In


10 posted on 11/01/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Northeast FReepers Please Check In
(Please excuse any double pings.)


11 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m good. No power and living off a coleman grill radio and flashlight, but im safe.

Power at the office so im fine. Could be a lot worse considering im in the bronx/lower westchester and we got slammed too.


12 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:45 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Power is still out in SE Montgomery County, PA and throughout the northern suburban Philly area. Some trees down in my neighborhood. Main hazard around here was falling trees, some areas such as Levittown, PA got utterly hammered in that regard. Still hundreds of thousands in Eastern PA without power, PECO says 80-90 of those who lost power (850,000 for PECO alone) will have power restored by Friday night.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 9:47:51 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: WakeUpAndVote

West belmar, no power little water pressure
Took a tree to house, ripped all utilities off
Looters looking for gas cans and generators
Stay armed!


14 posted on 11/01/2012 9:50:02 AM PDT by kendu
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To: Family Guy

I will call the Public Relations department of as many oil companies as I can to see if they can start sending gasoline tankers up there. Good PR for them. Help for y’all. (win-win)


15 posted on 11/01/2012 9:51:21 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: bcsco; SJackson; Joe Brower

Need a ping to your lists. Thanks in advance.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 9:51:37 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Central Jersey - power came back last night after 50 hours without. We were pretty well prepared, gas stove and battery lights. Never opened the freezer until the power came back on and everything was semi-frozen - yay! Gas hot water heater has a pilot light and purely mechanical thermostat - hot water throughout - yay! Almost didn’t have water at all though - municipal water tower drained - no electricity for pump and pressure was very low before hook-up to another water company. Lots of water stored already but need to freshen it.

Everyone slept on west side of house - never even heard a couple big trees crack and fall - no houses hit in town, not even a little Cape on a postage stamp lot where an absolutely giant tree fell.

Son was bugging me why don’t we have a generator - told him only four nights out of more than four thousand in this house have we not had power - not worth it. If TSHTF there won’t be gas for long anyway.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 9:53:06 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: BuckeyeTexan; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; LUV W; humblegunner; Lazamataz; Old Sarge; Windflier; ...
Will y’all abuse your ping lists for this thread please?

Tex

ZOT LIGHTNING Ping List abused for you, dear Tex!

Things are all right here in NE Ohio. The house is still standing, the power didn't falter, the 2-1/2" of rain didn't flood the property, and none of our trees fell anywhere near the house.

I'm on my knees thanking God for being spared any damage or flooding.

18 posted on 11/01/2012 9:55:27 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Central NH lost power for between 12-24 hours. My house had wind for maybe 3 hours and less than 2 inches of rain, but the power still went out for 12 hours at my house. Not much damage around central and southern NH, Manchester and Concord areas. Co-workers haven’t mentioned any damage or flooding. The Merrimack River is maybe a foot higher than usual and running fast.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m in the middle of MA, close to the NH border. No issues here at all: it rained. I feel fortunate — although that feeling is fleeting when I remember that I live in a very blue state.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 9:59:09 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: spectre; truthkeeper; processing please hold; antceecee; navymom1; jaredt112; Edgerunner; ...

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
This is a ping list promoting Immigration Enforcement and Congressional Reform.
If you wish to be added or removed from this ping list, please contact me.

Special ping calling all hurricane Sandy victims...

21 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: y'all; midnightcat

midnightcat posted on 10/31:

I’m here in NJ. Glad to hear that you are ok! Lots of people in NJ don’t have power and there are huge lines at gas stations for gas for their generators. My phone & power came on the middle of last nite so I consider myself very blessed. However, I have family down the shore area and Long Beach Island and I don’t know if that house is still standing. Everyone had to evacuate and it will be at least a couple days before they let people back on to LBI. The shoreline area took a huge hit.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 10:06:17 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan; NoGrayZone

Prayers sent NGZ....and to all others who are suffering from this event.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

From Moorestown NJ suburb of Philadelphia, just got power restored at 7:00AM today. Cooked on the gas grill. House inside temperature dropped to low 50’s. Lots of large trees down in our town. Halloween postponed til Monday. No problem with gasoline in this part of the state.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 10:11:11 AM PDT by rite_on
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To: BuckeyeTexan; onyx; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Sarah Palin Ping List Members, Apologies for any Double Pings, but any North Eastern Freepers that caught in Sandy's terrible grasp, please Check In on this Thread!

G-d Bless You All!


25 posted on 11/01/2012 10:11:29 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; neverdem

Lower Middlesex county, CT. No power at home but I’m at work. I bought a 6000W generator when I built my house twelve years ago. My wife and two sons are home enjoying limited power.

Connecticut, at least in my area, was spared the devastation that a good portion of the rest of lower new England and the mid Atlantic got.

Prayers up for them


26 posted on 11/01/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Jersey City. Power came back on about an hour ago so I can finally read FR! Gas should be back in a few hours the workmen tell us.

Personally, the street my car was parked on was flooded. Eyewitness told me the water came up to the roof of my car. Needless to say, my car is history. It’s just a car, I fared better than others did so I will not complain, just grateful I am OK.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 10:17:21 AM PDT by NJRighty (AB0)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

..northwest Morris cty NJ here...waited two hours this AM for gas at a closed gas station (was told last night they would open at 5am)...I was about 30th in line when we were told the gas shipment didn’t arrive overnight, but it was due...
4:40am police arrive to make sure things remained peaceful...seems others had an idea where the line was to begin..*smiles*...police got that in order real quick....mean while no shipment
5:15am people gathering, others finding out no gas yet, BUT NOT LEAVING,(no other place to go) overall people behaving...
5:50am gas station workers mulling about, lights come on, muted cheer along the line....
6:05 still very dark and line on headlights on shoulder stretches 3/4 mile...
6:30 cheers from the back of the line as tanker truck comes down highway, pulls in gas station, cops (7or8) position themselves as “ushers” to funnel in drivers to station...yes,it had to be this way, because there are stupid people out there.
6:45 the line starts to move and within ten minutes I’m at the pump,”fill er up”...done, yippee!
7:05 working my way home...there’s approx, 24 gas stations within a 7 mile radius of where I live....it’s not a supply issue yet, it’s a power issue, out of the 24 stations, 19 have no electricity, no pumps. The ones that have power run out of gas within a few hours, and close down the pumps, waiting for shipments, the store part remains open selling water,coffee,snacks etc..

The “out of” issues haven’t really taken hold yet, some supermarkets are packed(open) and getting stocks replenished regularly, getting there may be a problem if your low on gas...(gas cans were sold out on Saturday)...a two hour wait is normal when a shipment comes in...that problem will ease as the power returns....slowly.
Urban areas first,(most populated), most populated rural, next, and so on.....

As far as needs,it’s workers,...power co employees by the thousands have been “borrowed”....tree removal firms from as far away as Ill,Ohio,and Tenn are here...Power workers from CA, have been flown into Long Island,NY....so as far as are needs....it’s patience , as least were I am.


28 posted on 11/01/2012 10:18:03 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

are needs= our needs


29 posted on 11/01/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: WakeUpAndVote
Norwalk, CT here. Power is still out in my neighborhood. They’ve indicated it might take a few more days to complete. The storm didn’t seem all that bad, I’ve seen worse overall, but the gusts got up to hurricane strength around 75mph or so. There are trees down all over the place – in my immediate neighborhood, large trees fell on four houses. My church used to be surrounded by majestic 75’ pines – no more. Some fell on the ground, some fell on the roof. Next door to my father in law’s house, an enormous pine fell across the road and onto the house across the street.

We're in a funny spot - Long Island Sound is shaped like a V with the open side facing east to the ocean. When the wind blows out of the east, the tides don’t go completely out and the water piles up in the western Sound, where I am. We had astronomical high tides over 12’ above normal. The part of my town near the water was submerged. The low part of main street in Westport was 4 ½ feet underwater. One low income apartment complex in Norwalk was 5’ under and they are talking about just demolishing it – too much damage. My favorite burger joint down by the water was washed out to sea. The pool house at the swim club we used to belong to was demolished as well.

30 posted on 11/01/2012 10:19:35 AM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Some downed tree’s power still out, but Genny works fine... We’re good too.

Thanks for the prayers.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 10:27:58 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Some downed tree’s power still out, but Genny works fine... We’re good too.

Thanks for the prayers.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 10:28:35 AM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Just spoke with the Mission Church pastor in my town. A huge U-haul truck is being sent to New Jersey filled with food and clothing as soon as it can be loaded.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 10:31:28 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: BuckeyeTexan; neverdem; Behind Liberal Lines

NY ping


34 posted on 11/01/2012 10:34:28 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: NoGrayZone; All
Please view this as a 'We DO Give a Damn Ping' !

Hope things are at least a tad better for ya today ?              (((ngz)))

35 posted on 11/01/2012 10:35:59 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Great thread idea, BT .. thanx !


36 posted on 11/01/2012 10:38:04 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Calling oil companies. Back in a bit to read & respond.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 10:39:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: TheOldLady

I’m thankful you all are ok!


38 posted on 11/01/2012 10:43:59 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Souderton, PA here. Lights flickered Monday night, never lost power. Parents live two miles away - they’ve been without power for three days with no estimate of restoration. My sister lives just across town - out of power with no estimate of restoration. Everybody hunkered down in my house! All the body heat helps keep the pellet stove from running, so I guess I’m saving money!


39 posted on 11/01/2012 10:45:08 AM PDT by big truck
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To: BuckeyeTexan; KC_Lion; DJ MacWoW; trisham

KC-Lion pinged Sarah’s List for me.

DJMacWow from our FReepathon Team is just now back online today!

We still haven’t heard from our trisham.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 10:45:25 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: rite_on

” Halloween postponed til Monday.”

That’s ok. Long as you don’t postpone Thanksgiving or Christmas. ;)

(Still no electricity in my neighborhood. But slowly some businesses are opening up.)


41 posted on 11/01/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

....the people of southern NJ (the shore area) are in more need of such a gracious offer.....they lost everything, the Jersey shore is no more,it’s gone!......Thank You.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:46:02 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BuckeyeTexan; Kathy in Alaska; MEG33

Ping for info on NE freepers, please. Im at work and can’t.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:49:49 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; afnamvet; airborne; Allegra; Altariel; ...

Ping to let us know...


44 posted on 11/01/2012 10:54:30 AM PDT by Monkey Face (A highbrow is one educated beyond his intelligence.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; adopt4Christ; ...

A bunch of homeschoolers live in the affected area, so here’s a HS and ARTH ping list abuse as well.

Two in particular I can think of are Tiredoftaxes and pandoraou812, both in NJ.

Anyone hear from them?


45 posted on 11/01/2012 10:54:54 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: onyx; trisham
Prayers for Trisham and all caught in this horrible storm!


46 posted on 11/01/2012 10:57:57 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: metmom

where are they located?


47 posted on 11/01/2012 10:59:00 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle; StarfireIV; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2938484/posts?page=750#753

I keep Returning” 10/31/12 StarfireIV
Lovely poem about the Jersey shore..and mourning the loss.


48 posted on 11/01/2012 10:59:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Monkey Face
Present!

Can I be President now?

49 posted on 11/01/2012 11:00:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: KC_Lion

I am praying for them and wish the best for them.


50 posted on 11/01/2012 11:05:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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