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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....02-23-05....Another Finest Play Day
Mama_Bear

Posted on 02/23/2005 12:11:04 AM PST by Mama_Bear



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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Yes, FRiends, it's another
Finest "Play Day"!

We should be visiting another state today, but the 'Finest Tour Bus' is in the shop for repairs (again!). So, we will be staying home and having a play day instead.

For those of you who have your heart set on traveling, you are welcome to re-visit any or all of our Finest states below..... :-)

05-23-03 Alabama
06-27-03 Maryland
07-11-03 Vermont
07-25-03 Utah
08-05-03 Texas
08-22-03 Nevada
08-26-03 Wash DC
09-05-03 Tennessee
09-17-03 Florida
09-19-03 Minnesota
10-03-03 New Mexico

10-14-03 Georgia

10-17-03 Louisiana
10-22-03 Michigan
11-04-03 South Dakota
11-14-03 California
01-09-04 South Carolina
02-06-04 West Virginia
02-20-04 Oregon
03-09-04 Pennsylvania
03-30-04 Wyoming
04-13-04 Mississippi
04-27-04 Missouri
05-25-04 Indiana
07-21-04 Virginia
08-18-04 Colorado
09-29-04 Idaho
10-20-04 New Hampshire
12-07-04 Hawaii
02-09-05 Maine





...the rest of us will
stay here and










Being 8 Years Old Again

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.

  • I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.
  • I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk with rocks.
  • I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.
  • I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.
  • I want to return to a time when life was simple. When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care. All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.
  • I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.
  • I want to believe that anything is possible.
  • I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.
  • I want to live simple again. I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.
  • I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.
So, here's my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood. And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, 'cause...

"Tag! You're it!"








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1 posted on 02/23/2005 12:11:06 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dansangel; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; Aeronaut; Aquamarine; azGOPgal; ...


If you would like to be added to the Finest ping list, we would love to have you! Click -----> PLEASE ADD ME.
If you would like to be removed, click -----> PLEASE REMOVE ME.

2 posted on 02/23/2005 12:12:21 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: All



3 posted on 02/23/2005 12:24:53 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Good morning Mama.


4 posted on 02/23/2005 2:15:44 AM PST by Aeronaut (You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky. -- Amelia Earhart)
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To: Mama_Bear
Good Morning ((((LORI)))!

I didn't get a chance to download the fonts yesterday maybe Friday after work I will.

5 posted on 02/23/2005 3:10:02 AM PST by Pippin ( Waiting for Harry to clobber Dudley)
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To: Mama_Bear

Good morning ALL.


6 posted on 02/23/2005 3:42:25 AM PST by GailA (Glory be to GOD and his only son Jesus.)
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To: Mama_Bear

tag...........you're it!!!!!!!!!!!

Morning all.


7 posted on 02/23/2005 5:16:41 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; dansangel; Billie; Aeronaut; deadhead; Diver Dave; ...

February 23, 2005

The Ethics Of Good News

Read:
2 Kings 7:3-9

We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. -2 Kings 7:9

Bible In One Year: Numbers 21-24

cover If a scientist discovered the cure for cancer, we would expect the discovery to be shared with the world. Basic ethics requires that good news not be kept secret.

When the king of Syria laid siege to the city of Samaria, the food supply was cut off. Four men with leprosy, deciding it would be preferable to die at the hands of the Syrians than to starve, went to surrender to the enemy. But when they came to the camp, they found it deserted. The army had fled in the night.

Food lay everywhere. The four men stuffed themselves, and they were tempted to remain silent about the good news. But then the memory of Samaria with its famished inhabitants came back to them. "We are not doing right," they told each other (2 Kings 7:9). So they became evangelists-bearers of good news. Ultimately, evangelism comes down to this: one starving person telling another starving person where to find food.

You and I have discovered that salvation is found in Jesus Christ. It is a breakdown of basic integrity to keep that truth to ourselves. If we have found the cure for a guilty conscience, if we have found the food of life, we are obligated to share it with others. -Haddon Robinson

If you've received God's great salvation,
Do not keep it to yourself;
The Bible tells where all may find it-
Do not leave it on the shelf. -Hess

Evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.

FOR FURTHER STUDY
How Can I Break The Silence?
What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

8 posted on 02/23/2005 5:58:40 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning.


9 posted on 02/23/2005 6:39:39 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz

Hi Gabz!


10 posted on 02/23/2005 6:42:07 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: The Mayor

I saw your comment on the Birthday thread - what's up with being on the radio?


11 posted on 02/23/2005 6:46:08 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Mama_Bear

Mama Bear, that pledge is ADORABLE!!


12 posted on 02/23/2005 6:50:27 AM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Gabz

You know, Gabz, your tagline always makes me want to have a smoke just because.... LOL!! HUGS!


13 posted on 02/23/2005 6:52:16 AM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: StarCMC

LOL!!!!!!!

Everytime I read your tag line I want to ask - OK, what time?


14 posted on 02/23/2005 6:59:48 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz

We have put together a few orginizations to take on the political class here in Erie County and Western New York.

Links below are what we are doing..
http://www.RusThompson.com - just me
http://www.rusthompson.com/PrimaryChallenge.html Me, Lenord Roberto and over 200 others..
http://www.freebuffalo.org/ - Jim Ostrowski a Buffalo attorney, Jim has been working behind the scenes for months, he invited me to join him 6 months ago.
http://www.speakupwny.com/ - local forum, Tony has been involved for about a year, great staff of writers and a growing forum.

We are busy, Jim is on the radio with the morning radio host a freeper from http://www.wben.com Tom Bauerle..
He is the one that asked Hillary if she had an affair with Hubbell.. Made national news.

We are coming and no politican is safe.!


15 posted on 02/23/2005 7:55:01 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: Gabz

Rest of the article here


16 posted on 02/23/2005 7:56:06 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: The Mayor

Good for all of you.

I would love to get active again - but everyone is so apolitical around here.


17 posted on 02/23/2005 8:00:23 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Gabz
We have been working on this for years, finally the politicians wanted to raise the sales tax to 9.12% and the sleeping giant woke up!

We have started a tax payer revolution in Western NY..
Story has gone national!
I am happy to be an integral part of it!
18 posted on 02/23/2005 8:07:21 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: Mama_Bear

Hi Lori. I just LOVE this thread but...unfortunately I have to wait til 5:00 to play!!!! But thanks for putting a smile on my face!!!!


19 posted on 02/23/2005 8:39:05 AM PST by dutchess
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To: The Mayor

Good for you!!!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 02/23/2005 8:46:50 AM PST by Gabz (Anti-smoker gnatzies...small minds buzzing in your business..............SWAT'EM)
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To: Aeronaut
Mornin' Aeronaut. That's a sleek looking plane you are flying today.
21 posted on 02/23/2005 9:20:29 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Pippin
Hi Pippin. Yesterday was fun. I downloaded several fonts that I didn't have. Billie always comes up with unique ideas for her posts.

Hope you have a nice day. Can you feel spring in the air yet?

22 posted on 02/23/2005 9:22:19 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Gabz
tag...........you're it!!!!!!!!!!!

Neener, neener....can't catch me! LOL.

Have a nice day, Gabz. Oh, and did I read somewhere that you and hubby celebrated an anniversary recently? A belated Happy Anniversary to you both!

23 posted on 02/23/2005 9:30:30 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: GailA

Hey, Gail! Happy Wednesday to you.


24 posted on 02/23/2005 9:31:30 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: The Mayor

Happy day to you, Finest Cuzzin....and a pat on the back for the great job you are doing up there in New York. :-)


25 posted on 02/23/2005 9:35:40 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: The Mayor

Wow! I am so proud of what you are doing. You set an excellent example for those who think that there isn't anything they can do to change things. HUGS!


26 posted on 02/23/2005 9:38:21 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Thanks, we all need to get involved, some people think that sitting infront of a computer does it, being a key board activist is one thing, getting out there and confronting the powers that be is another!

We are moving across the state and they hear us coming..


27 posted on 02/23/2005 9:44:35 AM PST by The Mayor (http://www.RusThompson.com)
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To: dutchess
I just LOVE this thread but...unfortunately I have to wait til 5:00 to play!!!!

Thanks, dutchess. Hope you have a good day. Come play when you can. HUGS!

28 posted on 02/23/2005 9:46:09 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
The Finest has the prettiest playground I've ever seen. :)

Morning, Lori - appreciate all that you do to make this place one of the *funnest* as well as the finest. :)


29 posted on 02/23/2005 9:53:04 AM PST by Billie
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To: The Mayor
....being a key board activist is one thing, getting out there and confronting the powers that be is another!

Absolutely!

We are moving across the state and they hear us coming..

What an excellent rallying cry! I am so glad you are on our side!

30 posted on 02/23/2005 9:54:11 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie

You can see where I've been playing this morning. ;-)

And now I have lots of new fun fonts to play with, too!

31 posted on 02/23/2005 10:23:01 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: StarCMC
Mama Bear, that pledge is ADORABLE!!

Thank you. I am always on the look-out for images that will make nice pledge graphics. I've gotten lots of compliments on that one. :-)

32 posted on 02/23/2005 10:44:11 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Oh, how beautiful! Thank you! (Like that vignette, too) :) And now I have lots of new fun fonts to play with, too!

I know! There are many I downloaded just yesterday! And that other site where you found "Kidprint" is much like the first site you sent me (that I linked in the opening yesterday). None are zipped! Whoo Hoo!!!

I think many of those who were 'here' yesterday downloaded at least one or two new fonts. Fun, huh?!

33 posted on 02/23/2005 12:05:40 PM PST by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear; StarCMC
Mama Bear, that pledge is ADORABLE!!

Thank you. I am always on the look-out for images that will make nice pledge graphics. I've gotten lots of compliments on that one. :-)

I like that one, too - love those deep colors, and it's a really neat bear!

34 posted on 02/23/2005 12:10:03 PM PST by Billie
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To: All; Finest FRiends; Billie; dansangel; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; Aquamarine; .45MAN; Aeronaut; ...
Pinging some FReepers that I know to be proud supporters of our troops.....Here's a link you all might be interested in. It's to the Virtual Army National Guard site. They will send you a free "American Hero" wristband you can wear to support and honor our men and women in the National Guard. I ordered mine yesterday.

Please pass this link on to others who support our military.

The Virtual Armory


35 posted on 02/23/2005 12:26:47 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear; Old Sarge

Mama Bear - I have a hero band - after you receive it, make sure to go back online to virtualarmory.com and register it. You can choose to register it in the name of someone you know or "Any soldier." Mine is registered to honor Old Sarge!


36 posted on 02/23/2005 12:43:51 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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Pinging some FReepers that I know to be proud supporters of our troops.....

Thanks Mama Bear!!!


37 posted on 02/23/2005 12:46:48 PM PST by SheLion (The America we once knew and loved ........................is gone.)
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To: StarCMC
after you receive it, make sure to go back online to virtualarmory.com and register it.

Okay, will do. How long have they been doing this, do you know? My MIL heard about it on the local tv news the other night. It's the first I had heard about it.

38 posted on 02/23/2005 12:53:57 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

I don't know - I got mine about a month ago. I wear it with my POW bracelet for Matt Maupin.


39 posted on 02/23/2005 1:02:16 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Mama_Bear; Billie; Defender2; Blue Scourge; armyman; Arrowhead1952; darkwing104; txradioguy; ...

Support the Military Ping

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1349168/posts?page=35#35

Mama_Bear


40 posted on 02/23/2005 1:08:22 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Mama_Bear

I ordered two this morning .... one for me and one for Marissa.

Thanks for alerting us MamaBear.


41 posted on 02/23/2005 1:15:23 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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To: Mama_Bear


42 posted on 02/23/2005 1:15:43 PM PST by BykrBayb (5 minutes of prayer for Terri, every day at 11 am EDT, until she's safe. http://www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Mama_Bear; Billie; All
Good morning, Finest Friends!

Can you tell that I've been playing on yesterday's thread? *grin*

43 posted on 02/23/2005 1:20:22 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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To: StarCMC

Really? You can register if for Old Sarge? YES! I just got my bracelet today and will do the same.


44 posted on 02/23/2005 1:22:55 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks, Tonk. HUGS!


45 posted on 02/23/2005 1:23:12 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie
Hi, BillieBlue.

Did You Download This Font?


Psst .... it is Texas.
46 posted on 02/23/2005 1:23:54 PM PST by JustAmy (Remember our President and our troops in your prayers. God Bless America.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Mama_Bear

My bracelet just arrived this afternoon and I haven't registered it yet.


47 posted on 02/23/2005 1:24:48 PM PST by Lady Jag (Honor)
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To: Mama_Bear

I got my bracelet already too Mamma Bear. I'm so proud to wear it! Don't worry if it takes a little while to get to you. The rest of my office didn't get theirs for a few weeks.

Beautiful artwork on the thread by the way!


48 posted on 02/23/2005 1:24:50 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
I got my bracelet already too Mamma Bear. I'm so proud to wear it!

Gosh, I thought this was something new. Seems lots of people already have their bracelets. I just heard about this yesterday. I am always a little behind. LOL

I will be patiently awaiting it's arrival. I saw where it could take six to eight weeks.

49 posted on 02/23/2005 1:28:20 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear

Fantastic Prayer for those in the Armed Forces!

Steve Newton


50 posted on 02/23/2005 1:34:12 PM PST by Steve Newton
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