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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION ~ January 18, 2009
Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/17/2009 5:00:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
 

 

 


 

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION





During my second month of night school, our professor gave a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"

Obviously this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper leaving the last question blank.

Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count on our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your lives, in your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care."

I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her first name was Dorothy.

 

 


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1 posted on 01/17/2009 5:00:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Brad's Gramma; xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; ...
Please join us for Sunday Chapel and Liberty






Please stop in and say a prayer of protection for the military.
Prayers from all denominations are needed.


           



Sunday Liberty starts after the Guest Military Chaplain's Service!

2 posted on 01/17/2009 5:03:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Today's thead is by Brad's Gramma. She is out with her family.



Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.



O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8



3 posted on 01/17/2009 5:08:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MoJo2001; StarCMC; HiJinx; Aeronaut; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie; beachn4fun; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


4 posted on 01/17/2009 5:14:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hello!


5 posted on 01/17/2009 5:18:22 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


6 posted on 01/17/2009 5:19:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kirkwood

Good Lord’s Day to you, Kirkwood. Project finished? Cold weather?


7 posted on 01/17/2009 5:20:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The first half of the project will be finished by tomorrow. I plan to start the report writing tonight. Hopefully I’ll be able to finish part 2 next week.

Not as cold here as I thought it would be today. It is still 52 out right now.

I hope you are doing well this weekend!


8 posted on 01/17/2009 5:24:28 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: MoochPooch; Alouette; American Preservative; Yehuda; yonif; Tamar1973; richardtavor; USAF_TSgt; ...

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.


9 posted on 01/17/2009 5:24:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; All
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up.


10 posted on 01/17/2009 5:25:11 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kirkwood

Good job on your project....have a good report writing day.

We are in the 4th day of a chinook wind....temps have been mid 40s during the day. Right now it is 37 and all the snow is gone from rooftops, pushing 2’...the chinooks are so powerful that they melt and scour. And a sand truck just came thru...I’ve not seen one on our street before, ever! The street IS a sheet of ice. And since it IS winter, all the drains are frozen, so snow melt has no place to go. Downtown they are trying to thaw the drains, as more than a few streets are flooded.


11 posted on 01/17/2009 5:39:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Nasty weather for getting out and driving, but at least it sounds like the sub zero temps are over for awhile. Still a lot of winter ahead though.


12 posted on 01/17/2009 5:43:35 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

LeAnn Rimes~Amazing Grace


13 posted on 01/17/2009 6:34:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Brad's Gramma

Thank you for Chapel & a blessed Lord’s day to you both! *Hugs*


14 posted on 01/17/2009 6:35:29 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: All; laurenmarlowe


United States Marine Corps Band~National Anthem



15 posted on 01/17/2009 6:43:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: redrock; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day to you!


16 posted on 01/17/2009 6:44:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks, Grammie, for today's Sunday Chapel


17 posted on 01/17/2009 6:45:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Kathy....thank you!!!

Happy Lord’s Day to everyone!!


18 posted on 01/17/2009 7:13:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Stay safe Kathy.

When that stuff really freezes you're going to need 3 or 4 good snows to get a pack down again. Meanwhile people will continue to spin out all over the place.

We went through it last Tues....32 to 5 in about an hour, which froze all the slush solid, and then it was to late to do anything about it. :-(

I was out early the next morning, because I had to be, but it was scary....sheer, 5mm deep ice.

I have to go, but caught your good post.

“Absolutely,” said the professor. “In your lives, in your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care.”

Well done!

19 posted on 01/17/2009 7:13:20 PM PST by fanfan (Update on Constitutional Crisis in Canada.....Click user name)
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To: HopeandGlory
Good Lord's Day, Nana Hope, and thanks for today's Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


20 posted on 01/17/2009 7:14:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." -from THE BIBLE: II Chronicles 7:14
Read THE BIBLE Online (Click Here.)


GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN OF SALVATION (English and Foreign Language Translations)

The JESUS Film Project (English and Foreign Language Translations)

SPURGEON.org - "SPURGEON'S DAILY MEDITATIONS"

BILLY GRAHAM.org: "DAILY DEVOTION with Billy Graham"


PERSECUTION.org

21 posted on 01/17/2009 7:16:02 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thank you Cindy...


22 posted on 01/17/2009 7:20:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for the U.S. Pray for Israel.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You’re welcome Brad’s Gramma.

#

OUR TROOPS ROCK and we pray for them daily.


23 posted on 01/17/2009 7:35:14 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good story about Dorothy. One of the first things I do when working for or volunteering in a building is learn the first name of the janitor!


24 posted on 01/17/2009 7:35:28 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All


Kate Smith ~ God Bless America


25 posted on 01/17/2009 7:39:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; swmobuffalo; jackv; Jemian; Azbushgal; LUV W; mystery-ak; ...
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


26 posted on 01/17/2009 7:42:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In In!


27 posted on 01/17/2009 7:53:39 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: AZamericonnie

A good Lord’s Day to you, AZ, and thanks for LeAnn’s Amazing Grace.


28 posted on 01/17/2009 7:58:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: fanfan

Good Lord’s Day to you, fan.....you know EXACTLY what we are facing. The roof is snow free and dry, except for a few patches below several skylights, and the driveway is almost “clean”. The street, however, is an ice skating rink. Wednesday I ended up in a snowbank just 5 houses down. I HATE ICE!!! Temps could be dropping below freezing tonight.

Tonight
Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening...then rain likely after midnight...mixing with snow. Patchy fog. No snow accumulation. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Light winds. Along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations...variable wind 15 mph becoming east 20 to 35 mph after midnight.

Sunday
Rain and snow in the morning...then rain in the afternoon. No snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. Variable wind 10 mph. Along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations...southeast wind 15 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 45 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night
Light snow likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Light winds. Along Turnagain Arm and higher elevations...east wind 15 to 30 mph in the evening becoming light.

Monday
Light snow likely. Temperatures remaining in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Light winds.

Monday Night
Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 20s. Light winds.

Tuesday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the 20s.

Driving to work Monday morning could be interesting.

You stay safe as well, fan.


29 posted on 01/17/2009 8:18:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Salvation
Good Lord's Day to you, Salvation.

One of the first things I do when working for or volunteering in a building is learn the first name of the janitor!

Good for you! They are handy, and important, folks to know.

30 posted on 01/17/2009 8:40:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; LUV W; Salvation; All

Thank you all - you have touched my heart. Here is one for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK9nt1NF7Nw&feature=related

(Celine Dion and Josh Groban - The Prayer)


31 posted on 01/17/2009 8:43:33 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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January 18, 2009
Wonderfully Made
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. —Psalm 139:14

A quote in George MacDonald’s book David Elginbrod speaks to those who wonder, at times, why God has made them the way they are—and who wish they were someone else.

Lady Emily muses: “I wish I were you, Margaret.”

Margaret answers: “If I were you, my lady, I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of. For to have been thought about—born in God’s thoughts—and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, most precious thing in all thinking.”

MacDonald may have had Psalm 139:17 in mind: “How precious . . . are Your thoughts to me, O God!” In this psalm, David is thinking about his conception, and vividly describes God’s thoughts as He wove him together in his mother’s womb, creating a unique and special individual to be the object of His love.

It’s a comforting thought to know that we’re not a terrible mistake, but a very special creation, “born in God’s thoughts.” David could stand before a mirror and say in all honesty and humility: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works” (v.14).

You are a designer original! As such, you are dear, grand, and precious to God.

Of all creation’s treasures rare,
Not one compares in worth with man;
In God’s own image he was made
To fill a place in His great plan. —D. De Haan

You are one of a kind—designed to glorify God as only you can.


Bible in One Year: Genesis 43-45; Matthew 12:24-50


32 posted on 01/17/2009 8:45:39 PM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"Most Important Question"

Reminds me of a favorite story; A young theologian is scheduled to meet with a revered elder scholar and is allowed the answer to only one question. For days he contemplates, trying to decide on the one question he should ask. Finally, he arrives at his decision.

Upon meeting the revered scholar, the young student asks the following question:

"What is the question I should ask you?"

33 posted on 01/17/2009 8:46:58 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (My Economics degree comes in very handy. I can correctly explain the theory behind my unemployment.)
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To: Cindy

Good Lord’s Day to you, Cindy, and thanks for the links. Still above freezing here today. All the snow from the roof is gone, and a sander actually came by, as the street is ALL ice.


34 posted on 01/17/2009 9:39:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; MS.BEHAVIN; TASMANIANRED; HopeandGlory; ...

Land Of The Free
Because Of The Brave








~God Bless The USA~

May God Keep Safe Those Who Keep Us Safe

35 posted on 01/17/2009 9:41:48 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: PERKY2004

I see you in your lovely yellow suit. Are you all packed and ready?


36 posted on 01/17/2009 9:41:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; tongue-tied; Defender2; Beagle8U; ...
To our Military -

Thank you for protecting us. Sleep well and safe.
May you be protected. May your families' hearts be at ease.

Thank you to our Allies.

**********************************

To those of our Military and Allies who gave their all,
- May your souls rest in peace. May your families be comforted.
May your/our country always remember.


37 posted on 01/17/2009 9:44:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: All

The Lord's Prayer

38 posted on 01/17/2009 9:46:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73

Mahalia Jackson ~ The 23rd Psalm

39 posted on 01/17/2009 9:49:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: MEG33
God Bless The USA

Good Lord's Day to you, Meg, and thanks for the prayer for safety of our troops.

40 posted on 01/17/2009 10:09:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

*HUGS*


41 posted on 01/17/2009 10:12:34 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We’re pretty much packed ... at least I am. My wonderful DH will finish packing his stuff tomorrow. A friend will take us to the airport at 4am Tuesday morning. (EEEEEK!) It will be nice to miss the inauguration and non-stop Obama coverage because we’ll be flying across the Pacific and then on vacation! As always, a good friend will come by once a day to take care of the kitties.


42 posted on 01/17/2009 10:56:42 PM PST by PERKY2004 (Proud Military Wife -- my DH is in his 26th year of military service! PRAY 4 OUR TROOPS!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

hELLO kATHY.... How are you?? Your B-Day go well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11


43 posted on 01/18/2009 12:38:50 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: PERKY2004

you HeaDING TO HAWAII?/ OR bALI??


44 posted on 01/18/2009 12:39:41 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

How is it?/


45 posted on 01/18/2009 12:39:53 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Philly...((HUGS))...good early, early morning. Nice quiet day. Many chores to do, mostly done. Little bit of rain early, but all snow now gone from the roof, and mostly from the driveway. Street is ALL ice.

How are you, up so early?


46 posted on 01/18/2009 12:46:41 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: PERKY2004
4 am??? Lucky you, missing the coronation. Have a wonderful time.
47 posted on 01/18/2009 12:53:56 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I Crashed at 7pm... I was down the Abortion Mill aLL MORNING IT WAS COLD!!! 11 DEGREES..AND I SHOULD BUY A WINTER COAT!! HAHAHA hOW WAS YOUR b-dAY RELAXING??


48 posted on 01/18/2009 1:14:34 AM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers! and President George W Bush and His extended family)
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To: Allegra; philly-d-kidder
Happy 5th "Anniversary", Allegra!!
Stay safe in the sandbox.


Click

49 posted on 01/18/2009 1:23:10 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: philly-d-kidder
Your mission for the week, sooner is better, is to get a good winter coat!!


50 posted on 01/18/2009 1:37:38 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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