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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-08-06....Military Monday
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 05/07/2006 6:24:28 PM PDT by The Mayor




A Few of FR's Finest
....Every Day
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A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I could no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I had been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.
Still that didn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why we've created a place for just that. This is a friendly room in JimRob's house where FReeper FRiends can gather every day and just say hello if that's all they want to do.
There's more of course. We sometimes feature different FReepers, with a little background information on who they are and what makes them who they are, along with a few photos you might not have seen on other threads; sometimes others write an essay for us to post as the feature for the day; sometimes our presentation is a human interest story found elsewhere that you might not have read; sometimes special holiday threads; but whatever the topic of the day, it is always with FR's Finest in mind and that is YOU!
If you would like to be featured, or would like to see someone else featured, please send me a private FR mail.
Every Monday we will post the photos of FR's Military Personnel that I have collected and put into groups; these will be available to view through a link the remainder of the week - every day just a click away. :)   If you would like to add a photo of yourself or a loved one in the military, past or present, please let me know; I will hold it until I have enough for a new group.
Thank you, and please have fun with us...every day! ~ Billie

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Thank You For Serving Our Country!

TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1



TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet
MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga
BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc



TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette
MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid
BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf



TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP
MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, Neets, rdb3, jwTexian
BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma



TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett.
MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17.
BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.



TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang



TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx
MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law
BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack



TOP:  Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.



TOP:  dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.



TOP:  ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM:  AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.



TOP: Mo1's dad; BuffyT's Uncle (right, w/ her dad & grandmother); Armymarinemom's 3 sons.
MIDDLE: ru4Liberty's dad; SheLion's husband, MaineRebel; wirestripper.
BOTTOM: fivetoes; bigghurtt; hurricane; ladtx' dad; Pippin's brother.



TOP: Repubmommy's brother, Rose in RoseBear's uncle, BoxerBlues' son Chris, BoxerBlues' son Brent.
BOTTOM: Rose in RoseBear's cousin's hubby, Deadhead's stepdad, Dansy's dad, Misty's brother.



LEFT: Little Pig; TOP: hattend, Old Sarge, Aquamarine's dad.
MIDDLE: HuntsvilleTxVeteran.
BOTTOM: Its_me_K.E.T.'s son, Veloxherc, SeeRushToldU_So.





                     








12-28-05 ~ Hall of Fame #14

THE WEEKEND THREAD

thru -05-5,6,7-06...
T.G.I.F. at the Finest

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
The guy's good, folks!



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; monday
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1 posted on 05/07/2006 6:24:39 PM PDT by The Mayor
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; deadhead; ...

May 8, 2006

Looting The Camp

READ: 2 Kings 5:15-27

Did not my heart go with you . . . ? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing? —2 Kings 5:26

While visiting a US Civil War battlefield in Virginia, I was struck by a story about an army unit that arrived too late for a major battle. The troops had stopped to loot a camp abandoned by their enemy. By taking what they felt they needed, they could not accomplish their mission.

That seems to describe the failure of the prophet Elisha’s servant Gehazi, who sought money and clothing from Naaman, a Syrian military commander (2 Kings 5:20-25). Elisha told Naaman how to be cured of his leprosy, but he refused any gift or payment from him (v.16). Gehazi, however, decided to get something for himself (v.20). In a stinging rebuke, Elisha said to Gehazi: “Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing . . . ? Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever” (vv.26-27).

The desire for personal gain can be a snare in our service for the Lord. It may be the subtle lure of recognition or the fatal attraction of financial reward. Any motive that changes our focus from giving to God to getting from Him poses a real spiritual danger.

Greed makes us believe that we deserve what we desire. That leads us down the wrong road. May God give us the wisdom to avoid the sin of Gehazi. David C. McCasland

God’s riches fill up our supply,
Whatever we may need,
So we can then be generous,
And not controlled by greed.  —Sper

Live to give.


2 posted on 05/07/2006 6:25:45 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: All




Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Dutchess; dollycali;The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy, and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.

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gator girl........................husband
severa............husband, brother
Maigrey.........................cousin
mystery-ak...........son, husband
Gogrammy.................grandson
Inspectorette.......................son
deadhead.......................cousin
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
Diver Dave........niece, nephew
ConspiracyGuy........2 nephews
Pippin............niece's husband
sneakers..........................son
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
jamaly.................brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater.......cousin
WaterDragon............grandson
WaterDragon...........son-in-law
BeforeISleep.....................son
kimmie7......................brother
Armymarinemom..........3 sons
american_ranger...............son
LadyX.......................grandson
fawn796......................nephew
ValerieUSA..................2 sons
Lakeside......................2 sons
LakeLady....................nephew
Spruce......................daughter
Bykrbayb..........................son
Leofl.................................son
chena...............................son
Hope and Glory..................son
Philman_36.............2 nephews
bjcintennessee........son, niece
TheMayor...............friends'son
Doug from Upland.......soninlaw
homeschoolmama........nephew
ariamne...................2 cousins
mhking.........................cousin
gonzo...................friend's son
visualops......................cousin
auboy..........................cousin
LoneRedRanger...brother-in-law
Ladysmith.nephew, friend's son
tina07......soninlaw & his friend
MontanaCowgirlCop......brother
nelibeli........................nephew
Misty4jc.....................husband
Colorado Slim..............nephew
Tapatio....................2 nephews
ProudAFDad......................son
Alouette.............................son
Katydidnt...........................son
Zechariah_8_13....brother-in-law
Zechariah_8_13.............cousin
PreviouslyA-Lurker........brother
sheeza.......................husband
kemathen7..................husband
Q6-God..................twin brother
Q6-God....................active duty
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne..........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells....................active duty
LongCut...................active duty
cjk...........................active duty
Trish........................active duty
ODC-GIRL................active duty
AF_Blue...................active duty
Notwithstanding........active duty
thumperusn..............active duty
Veloxherc.................active duty
Don Simmons...........active duty
wingnutx...................active duty
Old Sarge.................active duty
CGblue.....................active duty
bigghurtt...................active duty
frankiep....................active duty
veeceeque................active duty
JRios1968................active duty
NoLongerFreeState...active duty
CMS........................active duty
OhioWfan................................son
ladtx..................................2 sons
Its_me_K.E.T.........................son
Hostel............................cousin
MozartLover...........son, nephew
ak_daddoo........................nephew
Dubya............................nephew
LBGA (RIP)..........................son
katykelly..............................son
cookcounty.............................son
Himyar....................................son
SpookBrat........................nephew
SpookBrat........................cousin
boxerblues........................2 sons
the piper..............................son
Tiffee4Bob......................boyfriend
JimRobinson...............2 nephews
TexKat.......................son, step-son
StarCMC.............................brother
Consort........................2 daughters
Consort.......................son-in-law
Darheel...............................niece
Donaeus...........................nephew
BeAllYouCanBe........................son
Repubmommy........................brother
AgThorn................................2 sons
kneezles.................................son
RoseinRoseBear.....cousin's hubby
Atomic Conspiracy......half-brother
Atomic Conspiracy...........nephew
Atomic Conspiracy..............niece
Sunflowergal....................grandson
mrstank..............................husband
MrsMike31........................husband
spotbust1............................husband
campfollower............................fiance
LUV W........................................son
painter...................................nephew
SilentServiceCPOWife........husband
Walkenfree................2 grandsons
Walkenfree.................. 3 nephews
Walkenfree..................granddaughter
DirtyHarryY2K......................daughter
DirtyHarryY2K................son-in-law
Skimask.....................................son
Palladin...............................grandson
MississippyMuddy...................sister
MississippyMuddy.....2 nephews
Kramster...............................stepson
Socratic.............................nephew
Jemian...................................son
freema.......................nephew, son
Azbushgal..............................son
kimmykay.................................son
right2parent..............................son
NavySEAL F-16........................son
Ike..........................................son
repubmom...............................son
wolfcreek..........................daughter
JesseJane ...........................cousin
Roses0508..............................son
pmmd81..................................son
GodBlessUSA......................cousin
SoldiersPrayingMom.................son
WakeUpandVote..................brother
Skyraider.................................son
CyberAnt...........................nephew
mrs tiggywinkle...................cousin
Jen's Mom........................daughter
Meg33.............................grandson
911angelady........................2 sons
Nadine...............................nephew
U S Army EOD.................daughter
weldgophardline.......................son
jrushing....................................son
thehumanlynx...........brother-in-law
JFC..................................nephew
Earthdweller......................nephew
Scubachick.......................husband
ChairmanDec19thSociety ..brotherinlaw
Anthem............................2 cousins
meanie monster .........family friend
PragmaticWarrior..........2 nephews




3 posted on 05/07/2006 6:27:07 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor

Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


4 posted on 05/07/2006 6:40:08 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~www.ProudPatriots.org~Serving those who serve us!~)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi Connie, good to see you.


5 posted on 05/07/2006 6:53:22 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor

Good to see you Mayor....Hope you had a blessed Sunday!


6 posted on 05/07/2006 6:56:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie (~www.ProudPatriots.org~Serving those who serve us!~)
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To: The Mayor

Armed Forces Day
"America Supports You"
Saturday, May 20, 2006

7 posted on 05/07/2006 7:54:18 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Wonderful tribute,Dr Scarpetta.


8 posted on 05/07/2006 8:03:26 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; Aquamarine; dutchess; Mama_Bear; Billie; Allegra; lonestar; ...

God Bless Our Troops

9 posted on 05/07/2006 8:05:01 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Thank you. I read in the newspaper that a town in my state had an Armed Forces Day Parade on Sat.


10 posted on 05/07/2006 8:06:29 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

What a Great picture! Thank you so much..


11 posted on 05/07/2006 8:25:46 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: MEG33

Meg, that is fantastic! My you are getting good.. : )


12 posted on 05/07/2006 8:26:41 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: MEG33

13 posted on 05/07/2006 8:29:54 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you ,Mayor..all I did was frame it..someone else did the message . I love it,too.


14 posted on 05/07/2006 8:35:47 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Mayor

15 posted on 05/07/2006 8:42:49 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: The Mayor; All
Supporting the Troops, Worldwide!

Hope all had a good weekend & some nice things in their life along the way. Urgent matters going on in household/family. Won't be around too much this week.

16 posted on 05/08/2006 5:29:38 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali

Thanks for coming by Dolly, I hope things are alright..


17 posted on 05/08/2006 5:48:04 AM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: The Mayor
I don't post much, and hardly ever to this thread.....but I just wanted to say Happy Birthday to Me!

It's been a tough year (a microcosm of a difficult life sometimes). But Free Republic is always there for me, and I am very thankful for my friends here.

18 posted on 05/08/2006 6:39:41 AM PDT by RonPaulLives (Never trust anything ending in "u." For example, "DU," "EU," "I love you")
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To: All; The Mayor; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; MEG33; JustAmy; LUV W; Diver Dave; ...
Good morning, all. God Bless our Troops!


19 posted on 05/08/2006 7:58:16 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage.)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; Aquamarine; deadhead; ..








20 posted on 05/08/2006 8:10:30 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; All


Good Morning FR Finest.



Our Troops fight for our freedom and keep us safe.

We should thank our Troops every day and show our support for what they do,because they sacrifice everything for us.

Always remember that.......

It is the SOLDIER, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the SOLDIER, not the courts
who has given us the right to keep and bear arms
It is the SOLDIER, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the SOLDIER, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the SOLDIER, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the SOLDIER, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the SOLDIER, not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
It is the SOLDIER, who salutes the Flag,
and serves under the flag.

So join me in saying........



God bless our Troops and their families!

God bless the USA,the land that I love!


21 posted on 05/08/2006 9:09:00 AM PDT by Mrs.Nooseman (Proud supporter of our Troops and President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; The Mayor; DollyCali; All

Happy VE (Victory in Europe) Day. It is also dad's birthday and he always says that his best birthday ever was May 8th, 1945.


22 posted on 05/08/2006 9:30:43 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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"Happy VE (Victory in Europe) Day. It is also dad's birthday and he always says that his best birthday ever was May 8th, 1945."

G'day, Eleanor!
This actually is something of a very sore point for me.
Please note the following fact from WWII History...

"On May 2 German forces in Italy and southern and western Austria stopped fighting and
on May 7, after 3 1/2 years of war with the U.S.,
Nazi Germany surrendered unconditionally.
"

Despite that being the actual end of the war with the Germany/Italy Axis, our President Harry Truman
waited until the next day to declare VE Day.

Um...the 8th *happened* to be HIS birthday!

So why did I care about that little delay?
Because May 7, 1945 was my 11th birthday,
and I thus wuz robbed..:((

23 posted on 05/08/2006 9:59:15 AM PDT by LadyX ((( He Is The Lord, above all things )))
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To: The Mayor; All
Dear Troops!!!!!! X's & O's!!!!!!

24 posted on 05/08/2006 10:03:38 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Billie
Thanks much for the ping Sweet Billie! Look! Finally found a doll to gif gift back to you!

25 posted on 05/08/2006 10:11:53 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Mama_Bear
Thanks a bunch!:)

26 posted on 05/08/2006 10:18:31 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Magnificent # 7 post!


27 posted on 05/08/2006 10:23:37 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: MEG33

Love your # 9 post!


28 posted on 05/08/2006 10:24:39 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: DollyCali

Just wanted to say hi
& hope all is well with
you & yours! Hugs...


29 posted on 05/08/2006 10:27:03 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Your # 21 post definatly bears repeating!
Tis a great one!


30 posted on 05/08/2006 10:29:36 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: snugs
For snugs/Eleanor's dad!

31 posted on 05/08/2006 10:39:08 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: LadyX
:0)

Seeing as today is VE day I thought I would take a photo or 2 of the Memorial and Memorial Gardens in Ashford to post today.

The wooden bench is actually dedicated to those that lost their lives during the Korean war


32 posted on 05/08/2006 10:40:32 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Thank you


33 posted on 05/08/2006 10:41:10 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs

My Pleasure!
& your # 32 post is very pretty...


34 posted on 05/08/2006 10:46:00 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj
I know you like pansies here is close up of a bed of them in the Memorial Gardens.


35 posted on 05/08/2006 11:01:46 AM PDT by snugs (An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME)
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To: snugs; Dubya
"The wooden bench is actually dedicated to those that lost their lives during the Korean war"

Ah ha! As most here know, I happen to be a veteran of The Korean Conflict, Eleanor..:)
In June 1952, I entered the U.S. Marine Corps, training at Parris Island (South Carolina), and went straight to the podium down the street.
It was my privilege to instruct women recruits in their classroom subjects during their eight weeks of boot camp, with anywhere from 60 to 120 women per class.

See my Profile Page, including a photo of me 50 years later by the Iwo Jima Monument on the Parade Deck there...
I literally led the Dedication Ceremony for that statue, out front beside the Company A Commander, with me proudly carrying the American Flag.
It was THE biggest buildup EVER of the Marine Corps, and we led eight full companies [each with many platoons] in the ceremony.

Wonderful memories of another day and time....
Our very own Finest poster, Dubya, had not so great memories, being in combat in Korea.

36 posted on 05/08/2006 11:08:44 AM PDT by LadyX ((( He Is The Lord, above all things )))
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To: snugs
Thank you snugs! Lovely...and for you, I remember you mentioned a fondness for buttercups...
What are you & your dad doing to celebrate his B-Day?

37 posted on 05/08/2006 1:33:37 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Kids in the 40's & 50's

And you have to wonder, how DID we survive?????? We only had ONE TV...AND we didn't even have a remote! Can you imagine??????????? Life was good..... Hope you enjoy.

Were you a kid or did you raise kids in the 30's, 40's or 50's?

Were you a kid in the Thirties, Forties or Fifties or so ? Everybody makes fun of our childhood! Comedians joke. Grandkids snicker. twenty-something's shudder and say "Eeeew!" But was our childhood really all that bad? Judge for yourself:

In 1953 the US population was less than 150 million... yet you knew more people then, and knew them better... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

The average annual salary was under $3,000...yet our parents could put some of it away for a rainy day and still live a decent life... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

A loaf of bread cost about 15 cents... but it was safe for a five-year-old to skate to the store and buy one... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

Prime-Time meant I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet, Gunsmoke and Lassie... so nobody ever heard of ratings or filters... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

We didn't have air-conditioning... so the windows stayed up and half a dozen mothers ran outside when you fell off your bike... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

Your teacher was either Miss Matthews or Mrs. Logan or Mr. Adkins... but not Ms. Becky or Mr. Dan... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

The only hazardous material you knew about...was a patch of grassburrs around the light pole at the corner... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

You loved to climb into a fresh bed...because sheets were dried on the clothesline... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

People generally lived in the same hometown with their relatives... so "child care" meant grandparents or aunts and uncles... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

Parents were respected and their rules were law.... Children did not talk back..... AND THAT WAS GOOD !

TV was in black-and-white... but all outdoors was in glorious color....AND THAT WAS CERTAINLY GOOD !

Your Dad knew how to adjust everybody's carburetor... and the Dad next door knew how to adjust all the TV knobs... AND THAT WAS VERY GOOD !

Your grandma grew snap beans in the back yard...and chickens behind the garage... AND THAT WAS DEFINITELY GOOD !

And just when you were about to do something really bad... chances were you'd run into your Dad's high school coach... or the nosy old lady from up the street... or your little sister's piano teacher... or somebody from church... ALL of whom knew your parents' phone number...and YOUR first name... AND EVEN THAT WAS GOOD !! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ REMEMBER....
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Send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, Laurel &Hardy, Abbott &Costello, Sky King, Little Lulu comics, Brenda Starr, Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk as well as the sound of a reel mower on Saturday morning, and summers filled with bike rides, playing in cowboy land, playing hide and seek and kick-the-can and Simon Says, baseball games, amateur shows at the local theater before the Saturday matinee, bowling and visits to the pool...and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar, and wax lips and bubblegum cigars


38 posted on 05/08/2006 1:52:57 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: The Mayor; Billie; ST.LOUIE1; GodBlessUSA; DollyCali; LadyX; Aquamarine; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; ...


God Bless Our Military Men and Women and their Families



39 posted on 05/08/2006 2:21:46 PM PDT by dutchess
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To: dutchess

Hi Dutchess!
Thumbs up on your # 39 ping :)
Take Care...HUGS!


40 posted on 05/08/2006 2:26:15 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: dutchess

41 posted on 05/08/2006 2:34:14 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Oh, thank you, Majjie, that is such a pretty doll, and the hummingbird with her is so sweet!


42 posted on 05/08/2006 3:06:12 PM PDT by Billie
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To: All

Veterans ask Oceanside for permanent home

By: CHRIS TRIBBEY - Staff Writer

OCEANSIDE ---- A group of former soldiers and Marines urged the City Council this week to give veterans a gathering spot in Oceanside and create a permanent war memorial in the city that neighbors Camp Pendleton, one of the busiest military bases in the nation.

More than 20 war veterans attended Wednesday night's council meeting to support a request by Councilman Rocky Chavez that the city look at using its former Police Department operations center on Mission Avenue as a veterans hall, where different groups can meet.

But the Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Police Department are looking at the 1617 Mission Ave. facility as a possible home for their emergency operations center.


On Wednesday, the council also approved the demolition of jail cells and accessory buildings at the site in anticipation of emergency dispatchers moving back in.

"We had always anticipated that backup dispatch would move back in there," said Public Works Director Peter Weiss. "(Councilman Chavez's) request took us a little bit by surprise."

Chavez said it was wrong for Oceanside's veterans to not have a permanent place to call home.

"I don't like to see a conflict between veterans and public safety," he said.

The former site of the Playgirl club on Pier View Way and the run-down Moose Lodge site on South Coast Highway are two other sites the Police and Fire departments have considered, but neither are attractive options, according to City Manager Steve Jepsen.

"Our city needs an emergency operations center. From my perspective, is this the best location? No," said police Chief Frank McCoy of the 1617 Mission site. "But we do need one."

Veterans expressed anger at the city for the lack of a veterans hall.

"In 22 years, we have not had a post," said James M. Jones, a certified national recruiter with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and commander of VFW Post 10577 in Oceanside. "Whoever is elected commander (of the Oceanside chapter), his garage is the post.

"New members don't stay in Oceanside ---- they go to Vista or San Marcos," Jones added. "We're tired of meeting in garages. There must be some place for us."

Gerald "Skip" Cline, commander of The Military Order of the Purple Heart, said Oceanside also needs to move fast on bringing a permanent war memorial to town.

"We have been waiting 50 years for a memorial," he said. "We in this city need a memorial for our veterans. And we need a home. I've met members who've gone to a Carl's Jr. or Jack In The Box just to keep things going."

The council voted 5-0 to have Chavez lead an ad hoc committee to find a permanent meeting home for veterans, while Councilwoman Esther Sanchez suggested that the former Playgirl building be considered as an interim spot for veterans to hold meetings and events.

More than one council member said the city may look for a permanent veterans hall near the planned senior center at El Corazon.

Contact staff writer Chris Tribbey at (760) 901-4067 or ctribbey@nctimes.com.


43 posted on 05/08/2006 3:28:58 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

Thanks that read was good! :)


44 posted on 05/08/2006 4:49:41 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Dubya

Re: your# 38 post is what my prior post refers to.


45 posted on 05/08/2006 4:52:45 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Billie

You're welcome Billie...Always!:)


46 posted on 05/08/2006 4:56:41 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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By Samantha L. Quigley
American Forces Press Service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 7, 2006 - Military Appreciation Month is under way, as millions of people have jammed the beach here this week for "Fleet Week USA - A National Salute to America's Heroes," sponsored by McDonald's.

The company kicked off the salute on May 1. Today's McDonald's Air and Sea Show, featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels demonstration team and the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, will conclude the week's festivities. The Canadian Forces Snow Birds precision aerobatics team is adding an international flavor to the weekend.

The salute has been a fixture here for 12 years running, according to event officials.

"This salute to America's heroes is presumably the largest spectator event in the world," Mickey Markoff, founder and president of MDM Group, told a crowd gathered for an earlier Fleet Week activity. "We expect millions of people here this weekend." MDM Group is a Fort Lauderdale-based marketing firm specializing in corporate-sponsored sporting and special events.

The weekend's activities on the water include a Super Boat International/American Power Boat Association race and a beach invasion conducted by the Marine Corps and the Navy.

Those who want to take in the demonstrations the military is offering but want to stay off what promises to be a crowded four-mile stretch of beach can check out the McDonald's Air and Sea Show Display Village. Located at a nearby mall, spectators can view civilian and military land and marine vehicles as well as sponsor displays and demonstrations.

"Part of the reason we sponsor both of the programs is ... giving back to the community at large has always been a cornerstone of McDonald's and our business," Ellis said. "So this program is just another great way to do exactly that, and at the same time, salute the very important work of the men and women of the U.S. military."


47 posted on 05/08/2006 5:54:28 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: RonPaulLives
Happy Birthday to you my friend!


48 posted on 05/08/2006 6:48:46 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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To: Dubya; The Mayor; All; Purple Mountains Maj; MEG33; WVNan; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; Lakeside; ...
"The company kicked off the salute on May 1. Today's McDonald's Air and Sea Show, featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels demonstration team and the Army's Golden Knights parachute team, will conclude the week's festivities."

As most on The Finest know, my son, Steve, was with DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team) and for 4 years has manned the medical tent at the Sea & Air Shows in Ft. Lauderdale.
The weekend crowd usually tops 2,000,000 visitors, and they treat as many as 70 patients per weekend.

Although he in September moved up the coast to the Port St. Lucie/Ft. Pierce/Stuart area, now with an Oncology Practice, he had the weekend off and volunteered to be down there again.
He said there were fewer patients this time, but did have a woman having a heart attack to handle.

Growing up as an Air Force Brat, he had seen the Blue Angels back in the 60's, and other military air shows.... they're definitely in his blood..:))

All the services participate, the Navy in the ocean itself, bombing demonstrations at sea, plus Marines landing on shore - and again, the Stealth Bombers wonderful precision flying to pass over at *precisely* the time on the Schedule, coming across the country!

I'm so very proud of his heart for volunteerism, manning the Emergency Tent (serving as the community's ER) in Punta Gorda, Florida as soon as Hurricane Charlie hit in 2004, for 11 days - another earlier one - Hurricane Lili - in Louisiana, etc.

49 posted on 05/08/2006 7:36:24 PM PDT by LadyX ((( He Is The Lord, above all things )))
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To: LadyX
Good Night everyone.. Thank you all for your contributions to todays thread! God Bless our Troops!


50 posted on 05/08/2006 8:32:46 PM PDT by The Mayor ( We are moving in on Albany! http://www.newyorkcoalition.org)
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