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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....01-26-05....Inauguration and W2 Ball Pictorial Review
Mama_Bear and JustAmy

Posted on 01/26/2005 1:01:07 AM PST by Mama_Bear

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To: LadyX
Have a great, lovely evening (((LadyX))).
151 posted on 01/26/2005 7:21:39 PM PST by Texagirl4W (Father, bless the person reading this in whatever it is that You know they are needing this day!)
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

I'm really bummed now.........I saw both of those people.


152 posted on 01/26/2005 7:43:02 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: WVNan; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; Mudboy Slim

I am SO angry with myself.

Mama_bear and MUD took the only 2 decent pictures of me Thursday night...............and I never took a picture of either of them.

I've been kicking myself for that omission since.

And BTW, cute is an understatement describing our MUD, that man is down right hunky gorgeous.............and I'm a heck of a lot older than he is!!!!!


153 posted on 01/26/2005 7:51:30 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: deadhead

I wish I had met you at the Ball.

But I totally understand...........there were so many of us, we each could only meet so many.

I LOVE your pictures.


154 posted on 01/26/2005 7:54:16 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: LadyX

"Thank you for providing these glimpses of some known, and others whose faces we've not seen before. It compensated somewhat for our not being able to be there"

Ditto here. LOL, and it's such a shame because I live 10 blocks from there. But I was cold, cold cold from being out all day in the inaugural. Sigh, when you live in DC, you always say "I'll go see that next year" -- but who knows if there will be a Guiliani inauguration in 4 years? So I too appreciated the photos -- it was very cool to see Lori's best photos here.


155 posted on 01/26/2005 7:57:09 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

Hi Lori and Amy...A quick in and out....What a fun thread. I thought about you lots this week. So glad it turned out well... Clearly I'm out of the loop...need the story behind the most beautiful child named Marissa I've ever seen... Amys????
Thanks for the beautiful thread you two. So glad you had a great time and hope I can join you next time. Ilene


156 posted on 01/26/2005 8:07:42 PM PST by dutchess
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To: Mama_Bear
I couldn't get enough of that Rock and Roll band. I don't know how we missed each other. 2009 is just not soon enough. Hope you are tip top before long. You really put your love for us in this presentation. Bless you MamaBear.
157 posted on 01/26/2005 8:36:05 PM PST by vivabushchick ("Picture a smiley face on the Red States")
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To: vivabushchick
I couldn't get enough of that Rock and Roll band.

They were fantastic! Everyone who went to the last Inaugural Ball said they were a great band, and they certainly surpassed my expectations. They really know how to get a room rockin'.

Hope you are tip top before long.

Thanks, I am feeling a bit better, I think.

You really put your love for us in this presentation.

Well, thank you. What a sweet thing to say. :-)

158 posted on 01/26/2005 9:19:13 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: dutchess; JustAmy
Clearly I'm out of the loop...need the story behind the most beautiful child named Marissa I've ever seen... Amys????

Hi dutchess. Marissa is Amy's little great (grand?) niece, but she calls Amy "grandma". She is a joy and seemed to thoroughly enjoy her trip to DC. The two and a half hour wait in line taxed her patience (AND ours), but most of the time she was an angel.

Marissa was a perfect little lady at tea with FReezie. She seemed to sense that the Ritz is not a place where she should play with her food. LOL.

159 posted on 01/26/2005 9:25:43 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Gabz; Billie
Mama_bear and MUD took the only 2 decent pictures of me Thursday night...............and I never took a picture of either of them.

It's hard to remember to take photos when you are caught up in the excitement of being there and socializing. The only reason I remembered to is because I didn't want to come home and have to face Billie with no photos for this thread. LOL!

More than enough photos were taken of me anyway. I am not photogenic, never have been.

160 posted on 01/26/2005 9:31:05 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
I am not photogenic, never have been.

I think the last time I was photgenic was when I was younger than my 6yo.

I was having so much fun talking with folks that I totally forgot about the camera.

But even more than my having a good time is the good time hubby had...........he kept disappearing on me. He so rarely participates on threads that I feel this is "my" world. He made all kinds of new friends Thursday night.

161 posted on 01/26/2005 9:45:31 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: All; Finest FRiends; Billie; dutchess; dansangel; Aquamarine; The Mayor; deadhead; JustAmy; ...
Good night, everyone. Time for me to shut down and call it a day.

Amy, thank you for helping me with the post....and thank you, everyone, for being here today!


162 posted on 01/26/2005 9:45:48 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Good night!


163 posted on 01/26/2005 9:47:32 PM PST by tuliptree76
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To: Mama_Bear

Good night FRiend..........I'm not far behind you.


164 posted on 01/26/2005 9:48:53 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz
But even more than my having a good time is the good time hubby had.

That's great. It was nice to see so many FReeper spouses having such a good time. So often they end up feeling like fifth wheels at these things. EVERYONE seemed to be having a ball!

My husband would have liked to have been there, but he couldn't come because of business appointments. I am hoping we can both come for the '09 Ball. :-)

165 posted on 01/26/2005 9:49:56 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Good night..Hope you feel better tomorrow!..I loved the wonderful pictures.


166 posted on 01/26/2005 9:58:46 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Mama_Bear

I'm going to start saving up now for '09!!!!!!!!


167 posted on 01/26/2005 10:24:41 PM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: phancypants
Re #72

I told you to dress warmly! :o)

168 posted on 01/27/2005 4:29:52 AM PST by Pippin (I know where my wand is now! Darks has it! He's gonna use it on TROLLS!!!!)
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To: Mama_Bear
"I don't know if I told you, but I was asking everyone at the Ball, "have you seen deadhead?".

Thank You, MamaBear :-) Was searching for you too. And am so glad I found you! LOL, so many people, so little time. Thank You for the pic of me and my sister, Maureen. Maureen's husband was suppose to come, but is still very sad about losing his sister in September. Still a difficult time for all. We donated the ticket to Pippin, unfortunately, she could not attend the Ball.

Hope you are feeling better.

169 posted on 01/27/2005 4:34:59 AM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Gabz
"I LOVE your pictures."

Thank You so much, Gabz

Wish I had met you too. Seeing the photos of you, I now remember saying a 'hello' in passing, not knowing who you and your husband were. After arriving, went to the bar for a cigarette. I am sure you and your husband were sitting at the bar. You and your hubby are a lovely couple.

170 posted on 01/27/2005 4:40:55 AM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Pippin

I did dress warmly most of the time, but there was no good coat to go with my ball gown!


171 posted on 01/27/2005 4:57:39 AM PST by phancypants ("Walk cheerfully over the world")
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To: Gabz
You are too kind, my FRiend...I dropped off my film to be developed and will attempt to post them once I get them back.

FReegards...MUD

172 posted on 01/27/2005 5:07:10 AM PST by Mudboy Slim (Create a new League of Nations, a LeagueOfFReeNations!!)
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To: Mudboy Slim; jwfiv; LadyX; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; dansangel; dutchess; The Mayor; All
The History of FR - as told made up by LadyX and jwfiv. :)
173 posted on 01/27/2005 5:38:10 AM PST by Billie
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To: Mudboy Slim

((((MUDDY))))!

I wished I could've been at the inauguration too!

174 posted on 01/27/2005 6:47:43 AM PST by Pippin (I know where my wand is now! Darks has it! He's gonna use it on TROLLS!!!!)
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To: deadhead
Hi, Collene!

I'm sorry about the ball tickets, I also posted to Jim Robinson. I'm going to try to save up for 2009! :o)

175 posted on 01/27/2005 6:49:44 AM PST by Pippin (I know where my wand is now! Darks has it! He's gonna use it on TROLLS!!!!)
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To: Pippin
Hi Pip!

Sorry you couldn't go to the Ball, was looking forward to meeting you. 2009 will be here before you know it :-)

176 posted on 01/27/2005 12:41:09 PM PST by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Billie; LadyX; jwfiv
LOL...very well done!!

FReegards...MUD

177 posted on 01/27/2005 1:09:22 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Create a new League of Nations, a LeagueOfFReeNations!!)
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To: Pippin
{{{{Pippin}}}}

FReegards...MUD

178 posted on 01/27/2005 1:10:20 PM PST by Mudboy Slim (Create a new League of Nations, a LeagueOfFReeNations!!)
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To: JustAmy

Any advice on how to post these photos is greatly appreciated. Guessing I need a tutorial in html.
Thanks ; )


179 posted on 01/27/2005 1:13:45 PM PST by vivabushchick ("Picture a smiley face on the Red States")
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To: Mama_Bear
WONDERFUL pictures! Sure wish I could have been there! Thank you so much for posting these!!!


180 posted on 01/27/2005 2:42:48 PM PST by SheLion (God bless our military members and keep them safe.)
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To: SheLion
WONDERFUL pictures! Sure wish I could have been there!

Thank you, SheLion.

Are you still in Maine? Bet you all are about frozen up there! Did you get much of that blizzard? Don't tell anyone, but Maine is the next state I am going to present at the Finest.....on February 9th, I think. Hope you will be able to come and share some of your thoughts about your state. :-)

181 posted on 01/27/2005 2:54:53 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Are you still in Maine? Bet you all are about frozen up there! Did you get much of that blizzard? Don't tell anyone, but Maine is the next state I am going to present at the Finest.....on February 9th, I think. Hope you will be able to come and share some of your thoughts about your state. :-)

Yes.  See the asterisk?  That is where I am.  Way north.

We lucked out with the big snow storm.  It went out under Houlton, an hour south away from me, thank God.  But we are under a deep freeze from Canada.  Very bitter wind chills.

Can you give me more information in a post or FReep mail about the Finest for Maine?  I'd love to help.  Let me know!! :)

182 posted on 01/27/2005 3:08:15 PM PST by SheLion (God bless our military members and keep them safe.)
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To: SheLion
Can you give me more information in a post or FReep mail about the Finest for Maine? I'd love to help. Let me know!! :)

I will freepmail you this evening and send a link to what I have done so far. I have already started putting together graphics and information, but I still have a long way to go to get it finished. I would love to have your help! Yippee!! :-)

183 posted on 01/27/2005 3:11:50 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
I will freepmail you this evening and send a link to what I have done so far. I have already started putting together graphics and information, but I still have a long way to go to get it finished. I would love to have your help! Yippee!! :-)

I will certainly do all I can. I've lived up here since August of 1983.

184 posted on 01/27/2005 3:22:31 PM PST by SheLion (God bless our military members and keep them safe.)
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To: Mama_Bear

Auntie-beautiful thread! Your talent shines through as always! Elizabeth is sitting here with me and she says she is glad you had a great time, even though you didn't come to see her! lol


185 posted on 01/27/2005 7:59:46 PM PST by scubachick ((aka Mama_Bear's niece bear))
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To: scubachick
Auntie-beautiful thread! Your talent shines through as always!

Awwww......thank you for the sweet compliment.

Elizabeth is sitting here with me and she says she is glad you had a great time, even though you didn't come to see her! lol

Oh, no.....I can see it now.....that child is going to be as good as *you* are at laying on the guilt. LOL! Tell her that Auntie Lori feels just awful about not coming to see her, she really does. :-(

186 posted on 01/27/2005 8:19:39 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy

Computer on line for just a day or so & finally catching up on some of the inaugur threads... thank you for this beautiful presentation.... wonderful. good pix & the name ID helps a lot. I hope to get my pix & my thoghts on a thread (wont be pretty like this one) in next few days.

It was such fun & so nice to meet you both...

mega hugs!


187 posted on 01/29/2005 9:37:01 AM PST by DollyCali (Happy New Year - is an attitude ~~ Not a date.)
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To: DollyCali
It was such fun & so nice to meet you both...

It was great meeting you too!

FR can sure throw a party, can't they? So glad that THIS time I was able to go. If there is to be another Ball in '09, I will be there. (I think someone should convince the incoming President to hold the Inaugural events some place warm, like Hawaii. LOL)

188 posted on 01/29/2005 9:54:51 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: DollyCali

It was great to meet you DollyCali.

We had a ball (!) and are planning another trip to DC in '09, unless we can think of a reason to go back in the spring. LOL


189 posted on 01/29/2005 1:59:51 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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