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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07-01,02-06....HALL OF FAME #16
July 01, 2006 | Billie

Posted on 07/01/2006 7:57:44 AM PDT by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.
A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Dutchess, DollyCali, GodBlessUSA, JustAmy ~










Thank you to all our Hall of Famers and to all of you who have become part of our Finest Family ... as regular contributors and supporters who drop in every day to say hello.  We wouldn't be here without you. : )
We're FOUR YEARS OLD now! Still having fun. We hope you are. As promised, for your information and perusal, here is our sixteenth "Hall of Fame" - a list of all our threads from the very beginning ... from Monday, June 24, 2002, through yesterday, June 30, 2006.




"Getting to Know You"





Previous Hall of Fame Threads

09-23-02 .................................. HALL OF FAME #1
12-31-02 .................................. HALL OF FAME #2
03-24-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #3
06-25-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #4
09-30-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #5
12-30-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #6
03-23-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #7
06-29-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #8
09-28-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #9
12-29-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #10
03-29-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #11
06-28-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #12
09-27-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #13
12-28-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #14
03-28-06 .................................. HALL OF FAME #15






March, April 2006

03-29-06 .....................SNUGS! ~ AN ENGLISH CHENEY CHICK
03-30-06.....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
03-31 - 04-02-06.......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
04-03-06 .......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
04-04-06 ...................................................A LITTLE PET HUMOR
04-05-06......................KATHERINE HARRIS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
04-06-06 ....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
04-07,08,09-06 ........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
04-10-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
04-11-06........................................................THIS IS YOUR LIFE
04-12-06..........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
04-13-06 ....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
04-14,15,16-06 ............................................EASTER WEEKEND
04-17-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
04-18-06.......................................................SIDES TO MIDDLE
04-19-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
04-20-06 ...............................................................FAIRY TALES
04-,21,22,23-06 ........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
04-24-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
04-25-06 ..........................................LAUGHTER AT THE FINEST
04-26-06 .......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
04-27-06 ... ............................................. JOHNHUANG ESSAY
04-28,29,30-06......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST






May 2006

05-01-06........................................................MILITARY MONDAY
05-02-06..............................................A WALK ON THE BEACH
05-03-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
05-04-06.....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
05-05,06,07-06 .........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
05-08-06 .......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
05-09-06........................................TEDDY BEARS ON PARADE
05-10-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
05-11-06....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
05-12,13,14-06........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
05-15-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
05-16-06...........................................KNOW YOUR PRESIDENTS
05-17-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
05-18--06....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY.
05-19,20,21-06........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
05-22-06 .....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
05-23-06 .............................................................NESTING TIME
05-24-06 .......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
05-25-06....................DON'T HATE ME BECAUSE I'M BEAUTIFUL
05-26,27,28-06.......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
05-29-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
05-30-06........................................MEMORIAL DAY, REVISITED
05-31-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY






June 2006

06-01-06..................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
06-02,03,04-06......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
06-05-06.....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
06-06-06.....PUT DOWN THE MOUSE & STEP AWAY FROM...
06-07-06.....................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
06-08-06.................................................JOHN HUANG ESSAY
06-09,10,11-06.......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
06-12-06....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
06-13-06.....................................................SUNRISE, SUNSET
06-14-06..........................................FLAG DAY AT THE FINEST
06-15-06...................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
06-16,17,18-06 ......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
06-19-06........ .............................................MILITARY MONDAY
06-20-06 ..................END OF AN ERA - RETIRING OF THE F-14
06-21-06 ......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
06-22-06 ..................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
06-23,24,25-06 .....................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
06-26-06 ....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
06-27-06 .........................HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
06-28-06 ......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
06-29-06 ..................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
06-30-06 ..............................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST





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03-28-06 ~ Hall of Fame #15


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1 posted on 07/01/2006 7:57:53 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; Aquamarine; deadhead; ..
For All You Do........

This Thread's For You


2 posted on 07/01/2006 7:59:53 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie




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.


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
painter........................nephew
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
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
Sageb1...........................3 cousins
JulieRNR21.........friend's grandson



3 posted on 07/01/2006 8:01:16 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

First???? Four years of the Finest!!!! Way to go billie!!!!! Thanks for all you do!


4 posted on 07/01/2006 8:05:35 AM PDT by dutchess
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To: Billie

LOL Thank you so much! Do you have any white. I have a pair of short to sew. ;) LOL HUGS!


6 posted on 07/01/2006 8:08:49 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Billie

This is so beautiful Billie! I didn't realize I was posting on a new thread. ;) I love looking through all the threads created.


7 posted on 07/01/2006 8:10:21 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Billie

60628-N-4776G-144 Pearl Harbor (June 28, 2006) – The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) navigates its way through the narrow strait that make up the inlet to Pearl Harbor for a port visit. Regan and embarked Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Kathleen Gorby (RELEASED)


060628-N-0555B-269 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (June 28, 2006) - A view of the USS Arizona memorial from the deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while arriving for a scheduled port visit. Ronald Reagan and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are currently on a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class (AW) Christopher D. Blachly (RELEASED)


060622-N-8604L-034 Philippine Sea (June 22, 2006) - An aircraft director instructs the pilot of an F/A-18E Super Hornet to hold his position while awaiting launch off the flight deck aboard the conventionally-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) during Exercise Valiant Shield 2006. Valiant Shield focuses on integrated joint training among U.S. military forces, enabling real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces and in detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Joshua Wayne LeGrand (RELEASED)


060623-N-5367L-005 Boston (June 23, 2006) - USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (RELEASED)

8 posted on 07/01/2006 8:13:25 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: Billie

Thank you ALL Hall of Fame'rs!

This is one of the BEST Threads on FR!

::::Applauding.:::::

I appreciate being allowed to participate in this heartwarming thread in honor of and Blessings on our fantastic Troops!


9 posted on 07/01/2006 8:16:11 AM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: stopem
Thank you, stopem. I appreciate your post. I'm sorry I didn't get your post answered yesterday. Was gone most of the day, and last night we lost our power when I was just about to get to the thread again.

Since FR's Archive Search doesn't work worth a darn, I've been keeping all our threads archived in these Hall of Fame updates every 3 months. It's fun sometimes to go back and see some of the early ones. (And yes, we have come a long way in our presentations! YIKES! Some of the early ones are not all that!)

10 posted on 07/01/2006 8:42:16 AM PDT by Billie
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To: dutchess

Hi, sistah! Thank YOU! You've been here the whole time - even with Poison Oak. :)


11 posted on 07/01/2006 8:43:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: All
Comment # 5 removed by moderator./i>

Oh, gosh I hope it was just a duplicate and not a troll. :(

12 posted on 07/01/2006 8:45:07 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

Good morning, Billie - great thread!


13 posted on 07/01/2006 8:46:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: GodBlessUSA
LOL Thank you so much! Do you have any white. I have a pair of short to sew. ;) LOL HUGS!

LOL! I found that old post in one of the first threads I did! But go ahead and sew your white shorts with red thread and then put a flag on them! :)

14 posted on 07/01/2006 8:47:03 AM PDT by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA

Thanks, GeeBee! It makes it worth the time doing these links when I hear someone goes back and looks at some of the older ones. :)


15 posted on 07/01/2006 8:49:36 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; GodBlessUSA; dutchess; DollyCali; JustAmy; Mama_Bear
What BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!

And, sistahs! Dibs on the Pearl Harbor pic with the flag! :)

16 posted on 07/01/2006 8:53:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Warthogtjm

Hey there! Thank you. Hope you'll have some time sometime to check out some of the older threads. Each Hall of Fame thread has about 3 months of daily threads linked!


17 posted on 07/01/2006 8:54:30 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

Mornin' Billie.

Four years, eh? This thread caused me to search through my bookmarked links for my first post when I signed on to FR. I don't have the time to scroll through 117 threads and 8,295 replies to find the first one, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

Actually it was July 4, '98. Someone posted a thread called Roll Call - asking vets to answer roll call. I'd been in lurker mode since the near beginnings of FR, but that thread really got to me and I signed up and the rest is history. Tuesday I will get promoted from newbie. :)

Wishing all a Wonderful weekend.


18 posted on 07/01/2006 9:01:32 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; Finest FRiends; All
# 4! Here's hopin' for many more! I just got to FR in 2006. But as soon as I entered through The Finest door I knew I'd check in daily for sure! 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!& when the next 4 are done I'll say it again my FRiend...s 'cause we wouldn't want an end to all this fun!

19 posted on 07/01/2006 9:12:57 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Billie; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; GodBlessUSA; dutchess; JustAmy; The Mayor; Mama_Bear
That pearl harbor one is WONDERFUL for sure. I will use it also but NOT for a pledge... thank you Excuse for great pix. all of them wonderful

And Billie, this is a simply lovely thread! You put so much work into cataloging & organizing .. not to mention all the adorable logos

(that most TAKE FOR GRANTED!!!)

& wonderful graphics that you create. I'll bet most think you just copy past pix not realizing how you compile & create the lovely offering)

Thanks for making the Finest a great place to come & find refreshment for the soul. The past months my life has been in turmoil & I have not been able to participate as much in the chat as I would like, but I do read each thread & everyone's comments every day. And steal the appropriate pix along the way.

Now what is going on? Out of the 5 sistahs.. three of us have Poison "something".. Dutchess & DollyCali w/poison ivy & Billie with Poison Oak! Bummer. Is this one of the downsides of being a Finest Hostess? (watch out GeeBee & Amy!)

I am taking a quick indoor break.. doing heavy duty work outside again.. chain saw, garden work, weeding etc. Still chaos in basement & house ..soggy boxes strewn all over. Have air conditioning running 24/7 & several air purifiers in house to minimize the mold/mildew problems
20 posted on 07/01/2006 10:09:32 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: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Billie; Warthogtjm

I believe the USS Ronald Reagan is scheduled to return from its maiden voyage in the next few days.

Happy Homecoming in the works!


21 posted on 07/01/2006 1:27:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Billie; DollyCali; Mama_Bear; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; ...
Pledge graphic? You decide. For your viewing pleasure - USS RONALD REAGAN, USS KITTY HAWK, and USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Carrier Groups. Photo from Navy website June 18, 06 from joint ops in Western Pacific...


22 posted on 07/01/2006 2:01:55 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave; Billie; Mama_Bear; Jackie-O
That is a yummy picture BUT on my 13" screen I cannot see a flag.. sure there are many flying.

One of the requirements of a pledge graphic is the presence of a flag. Now we can "add" a flag.. or have various vignettes to accomplish..

but OK.. I will claim this one (first come, first serve?) and see what I can do with it... Some time after the 15th of July..

here is one that I added the flag .. it was LAST 4th July when I hi-lighted Ceegar Guy ... My flag "adding" techniques are quite tacky compared to what Lori & Billie can do..


23 posted on 07/01/2006 2:40:18 PM 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: Diver Dave

Nice pic, Diver.


24 posted on 07/01/2006 2:51:10 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Diver Dave
Nuclear Task Force One.

25 posted on 07/01/2006 2:54:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Diver Dave

Ooooohh-Aaaaaahhhh!!!



26 posted on 07/01/2006 2:54:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: La Enchiladita; Warthogtjm; Diver Dave
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh-Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh!

:-)

27 posted on 07/01/2006 2:57:34 PM 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: Warthogtjm
I am a big Einstein fan (on my profile page)

Going to do a thread on him this year!!!!
28 posted on 07/01/2006 2:58:37 PM 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; Warthogtjm

LOL!!!

Post 25 = INCREDIBLE!!!

;^)


29 posted on 07/01/2006 3:01:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
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To: Billie
Hi Billie,
I appreciate all that you do.


30 posted on 07/01/2006 6:21:26 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Diver Dave; Warthogtjm
Love the photos you have posted!

Proud of my Dad, Uncle's and brother who have served in the Navy (my brother attended Nuclear School and served aboard a Nuclear carrier for 4 years. Also, proud of all my family who have served in the Army, Marines, Air Force, Merchant Marines. Still today, we have family in the Marines, Army and Air Force. Bless all who serve and protect our great country.

A pic of my Dad and his buddy, WW2


31 posted on 07/01/2006 6:33:21 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: Billie

Thank You, Billie, for all you do!


32 posted on 07/02/2006 2:52:11 AM 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; ...
Double Begonias and Carnations

May Your Sunday Be Filled With Blessings.

33 posted on 07/02/2006 3:02:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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34 posted on 07/02/2006 6:04:49 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: Billie

030626-N-1539M-002 North Kingstown, R.I. (June 26, 2003) - The U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Team, "Blue Angels" soars over Old Glory as they perform the "Delta Formation" during an air show in North Kingstown, R.I., celebrating the centennial of powered flight. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Saul McSween. (RELEASED)


020109-N-0000X-002 - The U.S. Navy’s premiere Flight Demonstration Team, the “Blue Angels”, are stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, and fly the McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18 “Hornet” strike fighter. Scheduled in over 36 locations with hundreds of shows per. annual season, the proud tradition of courage and excellence has lasted since they were established in 1946. U.S. Navy Photo (Released)


050917-N-2197S-004 Virginia Beach, Va. (Sept. 17, 2005) - A member of the British Army Parachute Demonstration Team, “Red Devils” slowly descends to the ground with the American flag, while the National Anthem was being sung as part of the 2005 Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show. The air show showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Steven P. Smith (RELEASED)


050416-N-0295M-104 Wilmington, N.C. (Apr. 16, 2005) – A member of the Red Baron Pizza Squadron parachutes down to show center carrying a huge American Flag at the start of the 2005 Coastal Carolina Air Show in Wilmington, N.C. This year's air show showcased civilian and military aircraft from the Nation's armed forces, which provided many flight demonstrations and static displays. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain (RELEASED)

35 posted on 07/02/2006 6:09:16 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity ("Sharpei diem - Seize the wrinkled dog.")
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; deadhead; ...

OUR DAILY BREAD
OUR DAILY BREAD

July 2, 2006

The Cloud And The Spirit

The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way. —Exodus 13:21

The Lord led the children of Israel by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21). Commentator Arthur Pink draws a significant parallel between this cloud in the wilderness and the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer.

Pink points out that just as the cloud was a gracious gift to the Israelites, so the Holy Spirit is a gift to the trusting child of God.

Jesus said, “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper” (John 14:16). The pillar of cloud was provided to guide the children of Israel. So too, the Holy Spirit leads the Christian. Jesus said, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (16:13).

Even as the cloud remained with Israel in the wilderness, so Jesus promised that the Father would send the Spirit, who would “abide” with believers forever (14:16). Think of it! God Himself dwells within our hearts. We who know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are temples of His Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19).

When we are led by the Spirit, our lives will be characterized by love, joy, peace, and self-control (Galatians 5:16,22-23). We will be effective witnesses for Christ as we travel through the wilderness of this world. Richard De Haan

Blest Holy Spirit from above
With all Thy quickening powers
Come, shed abroad the Savior’s love
And that shall kindle ours.  —Watts

The power that compels us comes from the Spirit who indwells us.

36 posted on 07/02/2006 6:45:35 AM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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To: MEG33

Beautiful. :) I just love double Begonias


37 posted on 07/02/2006 7:23:21 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: DollyCali; AZamericonnie; laurenmarlowe; MS.BEHAVIN; Dashing Dasher; TASMANIANRED; trussell; ...
For All Of Sunday's Finest


Little Lessons





I'm kind of small and very new to the scene
A cute, inquisitive ball of fur with eyes of blue-green
I'm on my very first trip Outside, you see
And I'm still a little too small to climb a tree
So, I'll make do by hiding in the curled and noisy leaves

I heard them last night whispering through the breeze
As I watched them fall like big snow flakes from the trees
Then swirl and spin across the ground with a most appealing rustling sound
Curiosity piqued, I went Outside before it started getting light
And was greeted with a most inviting and amusing sight
As the leaves were dancing wearily from their night long fight
I thought that if I could crawl and slide under them I just might

Be able to blend into the background and disappear from sight
I tested my idea as the Sun began to rise up into the trees
And kept very quiet and still when the Pretty One began looking for me
When she turned her back, it was a moment I just could not believe
So, now my best hiding place is in the falling leaves!


Jack Deth~ 07/02/06.

38 posted on 07/02/2006 8:27:08 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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To: Jack Deth

I know I don't say it much, but I just LOVE your kitty poems and the accompanying pictures.


39 posted on 07/02/2006 8:40:32 AM PDT by Allegra (A Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins with A Bunch of Security Hassles at the Airport)
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To: MEG33; All

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



Dear God, who suffered
torment, agony and death upon the Cross
to free our souls from the chains of iniquity;
protect and defend our troops. Guide them in the
performance of their duties. Strengthen them to endure
hardship, danger and deprivation in Your service.
Let their efforts free the people of Iraq from the
chains of terror and slavery, foster a lasting peace in the region,
and bring all to a greater share in Your mercy. Amen.


40 posted on 07/02/2006 8:53:39 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Allegra

You're more than welcome, Allegra!

If you're over in The Sandbox and can't visit Dulcie and Finbar, it's my pleasure to bring a taste of Feline Frolics your way.

Stay safe.

Jack.


41 posted on 07/02/2006 9:02:23 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Disemboweler of the WFTD Thread)
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42 posted on 07/02/2006 9:57:13 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: MEG33
Wow, that pic of B's & C's looks like an oil painting!
Same Sunday sentiments to you Meg!
43 posted on 07/02/2006 10:03:17 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Jack Deth

Mornin' & Thanks for the Sunday poem ping.


44 posted on 07/02/2006 10:06:43 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Awesome pics, as always!
& as always, thanks for posting them!


45 posted on 07/02/2006 10:09:57 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Good morning, Maj.
Thanks for the ping to a most beautiful thread!


46 posted on 07/02/2006 10:10:39 AM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: Warthogtjm

I never tire of seeing your # 40 post!


47 posted on 07/02/2006 10:12:47 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Purple Mountains Maj

Good afternoon, Maj - Hope all is well with you.


48 posted on 07/02/2006 10:17:37 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: onyx

You are so welcome!
Have a great Sunday
& see ya @ the Dose later.
The Finest & The Dose/
The Dose & The Finest I love & can't miss a day
of either Thread!


49 posted on 07/02/2006 10:18:22 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Great pic, Excuse.


50 posted on 07/02/2006 10:19:02 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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