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FReeper Canteen~Remembering John Wayne~11 June 09
Thank you Troops Vets & Families!! | Canteen Crew

Posted on 06/10/2009 5:59:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie


The Freeper Canteen Remembers

~~John Wayne~~
May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979



In more than 200 films made over 50 years, John Wayne saddled up to become the greatest figure of one of America's greatest native art forms, the western.

The movies he starred in rode the range from out-of-the-money sagebrush quickies to such classics as "Stagecoach" and "Red River." He won an Oscar as best actor for another western, "True Grit," in 1969. Yet some of the best films he made told stories far from the wilds of the West, such as "The Quiet Man" and "The Long Voyage Home."

In the last decades of his career, Mr. Wayne became something of an American folk figure, hero to some, villain to others, for his outspoken views. He was politically conservative and, although he scorned politics as a way of life for himself, he enthusiastically supported Richard M. Nixon, Barry Goldwater, Spiro T. Agnew, Ronald Reagan and others who, he felt, fought for his concept of Americanism and anti-Communism.



But it was for millions of moviegoers who saw him only on the big screen that John Wayne really existed. He had not created the western with its clear-cut conflict between good and bad, right and wrong, but it was impossible to mention the word "western" without thinking of "the Duke," as he was called.

Mr. Wayne was co-director and star of "The Green Berets," a 1968 film that supported the United States action in Vietnam. The movie was assailed by many major critics on all grounds, political and esthetic, but the public apparently did not mind; in only six months, it had earned $1 million above its production cost of $7 million.



Won Growing Respect

As the years passed, Mr. Wayne was recognized as some sort of American natural resource, and his various critics, political and film, looked on him with more respect. Abbie Hoffman, the radical of the 1960's paid tribute to Mr. Wayne's singularity. Reviewing "The Cowboys," made in 1972, Vincent Canby, film critic of The New York Times, who did not particularly care for it, wrote, "Wayne is, of course, marvelously indestructible, and he has become an almost perfect father figure."

But years before he became anything close to a father figure, Mr. Wayne had become a symbolic male figure, a man of impregnable virility and the embodiment of simplistic, laconic virtues, packaged in a well-built 6-foot-4-inch, 225- pound frame.



Overcame Great Odds

Appearances were not altogether deceiving. Mr. Wayne loved adventure and the outdoors. He did believe that things were either right or wrong, and he came back against great odds. In 1964, a malignant tumor was removed from his chest and left lung, and within several months he was on location making another movie.

Mr. Wayne made his last public appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony in April, where he drew an emotional standing ovation when he strode out on stage to present the Oscar for best picture.

He was recently presented with a special Congressional medal of the kind given to such national figures as the Wright Brothers.

Between his first starring role in "The Big Trail" in 1930, and his last one, as the most celebrated gunslinger in the West who finds he is dying of cancer in "The Shootist," in 1976, Mr. Wayne shot his way through generations of film fans with little change in style or personality. He had consciously adapted his posture for that first movie and retained it. He was sometimes inseparable from it in the flesh.



Famous movie quotes

  • "I'm looking at a tin star with a ... DRUNK pinned on it." ("El Dorado")
  • "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." (The Shootist)
  • Speaking to his young cavalry lieutenants: "Don't apologize—it's a sign of weakness." (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)
  • "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!" (True Grit)
  • "That'll be the day!" (The Searchers - Spoken several times; inspired Buddy Holly to write a song with that title.)
  • "Pilgrim." (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Reportedly he used the expression "Pilgrim", as in "tenderfoot" or "dude" or "amateur", 23 times in that film, and once also in McLintock. It became a catchphrase for impressionists such as John Byner, and Rich Little)
  • "I haven't lost my temper in 40 years; but, Pilgrim, you caused a lot of trouble this morning; might have got somebody killed; and somebody oughta belt you in the mouth. But I won't. I won't. The hell I won't!" (He belts him in the mouth). (To Leo Gordon in McLintock!)
  • "Out here, due process is a bullet!" (To anti-war journalist David Janssen in The Green Berets)




~~America, Why I Love Her~~




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1 posted on 06/10/2009 5:59:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

IN


2 posted on 06/10/2009 6:00:13 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: AZamericonnie

In before 100.

Evening Connie, Hugs.


3 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:10 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska






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 06/10/2009 6:01:28 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Evening Schatzi, Smooch.

Off today or on day shift?


5 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Viva John Wayne.


6 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AZamericonnie

In.


7 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:48 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Just FReeping at the right time!!


8 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:50 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

June 11, 2009
Religious Nuts
Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. —Colossians 4:6

I have a friend who was invited to a dinner party where he was seated next to a belligerent unbeliever who delighted in taunting Christians.

Throughout the evening, the man baited Matt mercilessly about the evils of Christendom throughout the ages. With each insult, my friend calmly replied, “That’s an interesting point of view.” And then he asked a question that revealed genuine interest in the man and deflected the discussion away from the issue that divided them.

As the two were walking out the door at the end of the evening, the man fired a final jab, at which point Matt put his arm around the other man’s shoulders and chuckled. “My friend,” he said, “all night long you’ve been trying to talk to me about religion. Are you a religious nut?”

The man’s animosity dissolved in a burst of laughter and then in sobriety, for he was indeed a religious nut. All human beings are. We’re insatiably and incurably religious—hounded by the relentless love of God, though we may try to keep Him away. Matt’s kindness and deft humor awakened this man’s heart so that he could be receptive to the gospel.

We are to be “wise as serpents” (Matt. 10:16) when dealing with non-Christians, speaking to them “with grace, seasoned with salt” (Col. 4:6).

You have called us, Lord, to witness—
Called to speak the truth in love;
O how much we need Your guidance
And Your wisdom from above. —D. De Haan

As the “salt of the earth,” Christians can make others thirsty for the Water of Life.

Bible in One Year: Ezra 1-2; John 19:23-42


9 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:56 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: AZamericonnie
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.

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

God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


10 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:57 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Army Air Corps

Evening AAC


11 posted on 06/10/2009 6:02:19 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Hola! Another relaxing evening at la Casa De AAC. How about you?


12 posted on 06/10/2009 6:03:17 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Check you Miss #1!:)

A good day for you? *hugs*


13 posted on 06/10/2009 6:04:26 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat

Evening Sandy.


14 posted on 06/10/2009 6:04:42 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Good Hygiene -- A Iraqi girl holds personal hygiene items and medicine
after being evaluated by a doctor from the Balad Ruz clinic during a medical
capabilities mission conducted by the 21st Iraqi Army Brigade, in the village
of Taweela, Diyala province, Iraq on June 5.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Ali E. Flisek

15 posted on 06/10/2009 6:04:44 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie
If you have not visited this thread, there are some funny replies.

How to tell if you've been FReeping too long

16 posted on 06/10/2009 6:04:54 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Well & in the #2 slot is Taz early in the eavening!

Howdy Taz....*hugs*


17 posted on 06/10/2009 6:05:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: All

Good evening all. John Wayne was a cross dresser but a great American


18 posted on 06/10/2009 6:06:11 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: The Mayor

Evening Russ. Thanks for tonights inspiration.


19 posted on 06/10/2009 6:06:14 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Glad you have a moment to relax..

I’m hanging out at the PC..best night in a week.


20 posted on 06/10/2009 6:06:59 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

I am still getting accustomed to this concept called “free time.” It is still a bit foreign to me. :-)


21 posted on 06/10/2009 6:07:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: AZamericonnie

I always thought “The Quiet Man” was his best movie.

I have read that he considered “Red River” as his best. I think the critics also liked Red River. I know he used the Red River “D” brand as his own brand on his ranch.

Also in the most famous picture of him, he is wearing a belt buckle with that symbol on it.


22 posted on 06/10/2009 6:08:05 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: AZamericonnie

http://www.billsretroworld.com/cinema.htm

Click the Cinema linky dink......John Wayne! :)

WHOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


23 posted on 06/10/2009 6:08:23 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2)
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To: AZamericonnie

for my money John Wayne’s best line is also the best line anyone ever said in a movie

...in a black and white movie, the Duke was in like San Francisco “looking around”. The town was owned by one feller and he was courtin ,soon to marry, the town “girl”.

..as the Duke moved thru the social circles, the “girl” approached him and said.....I’ve watched you from a far, do you have ANY flaws?

... the duke smiled humbly, tipped his hat and said.....yes ma’am I do, I tell the truth.


24 posted on 06/10/2009 6:08:49 PM PDT by advertising guy (the University of IKEA , educating our kids for 20 years , majoring in couch and remote)
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To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie!
Good evening, all.
25 posted on 06/10/2009 6:08:50 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weight-lifting sessions each week and...)
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; Mrs.Nooseman; alfa6; SandRat; HopeandGlory; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Charles Dustin “Dusty” Parrish, USA, KIA 4JUN2009

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
26 posted on 06/10/2009 6:09:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

Wise Words from the DUKE

Father’s Advice

“I’ve always followed my father’s advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.”

God

“I’ve always had deep faith that there is a Supreme Being, there has to be. To me that’s just a normal thing to have that kind of faith. The fact that He’s let me stick around a little longer, or She’s let me stick around a little longer, certainly goes great with me—and I want to hang around as long as I’m healthy and not in anybody’s way.”

On The Flag

“We’ve made mistakes along the way, but that’s no reason to start tearing up the best flag God ever gave to any country.”

America

“Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be. I was proud when President Nixon ordered the mining of Haiphong Harbor, which we should have done long ago, because I think we’re helping a brave little country defend herself against Communist invasion. That’s what I tried to show in The Green Berets and I took plenty of abuse from the critics.”

On His Political Philosophy

“I have found a certain type calls himself a Liberal...Now I always thought I was a Liberal. I came up terribly surprised one time when I found out that I was a Right-Wing Conservative Extremist, when I listened to everybody’s point of view that I ever met, and then decided how I should feel. But this so-called new Liberal group, Jesus, they never listen to your point of view...”
“If everything isn’t black and white, I say why the hell not.”

On Giving UP

“No you’re not. We can’t turn back! We’re blazing a trail that started in England. Not even the storms of the sea could turn back those first settlers - and they carried it on further, they blazed it on through the wilderness of Kentucky. Famine, hunger, not even massacres could stop them. Now we’ve picked up the trail again and nothing can stop us, not even the snows of winter nor the peaks of the highest mountain. We’re building a nation, but we’ve got to suffer. No great trail was ever blazed without hardship. And you’ve got to fight. That’s life! And when you stop fightin’, that’s death! What are you going to do, lay down and die? Not in a thousand years! You’re going on with me!”

On Treatment

“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.

On Self Sufficiency

“Have you ever heard of some fellows who first came over to this country? You know what they found? They found a howling wilderness, with summers too hot and winters freezing, and they also found some unpleasant little characters who painted their faces. Do you think these pioneers filled out form number X6277 and sent in a report saying the Indians were a little unreasonable? Did they have insurance for their old age, for their crops, for their homes? They did not! They looked at the land, and the forest, and the rivers. They looked at their wives, their kids and their houses, and then they looked up at the sky and they said thanks God, we’ll take it from here.”


27 posted on 06/10/2009 6:09:25 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

The Duke was a true American....the kids never saw the early films where he did ALL his own stunts....what a man he was....the punks in the 60’s and 70’s thought he was movie make belive, they never knew how real a man he was.....


28 posted on 06/10/2009 6:09:32 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: AZamericonnie; TASMANIANRED

*HUGS x2*
I had the day off.
Can’t play too late tonight.
Gotta be up at 6:30
Yargh!


29 posted on 06/10/2009 6:10:22 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: TASMANIANRED

HiYa TAZ


30 posted on 06/10/2009 6:10:39 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

My favorite scene from True Grit:
Ned Pepper: What’s your intentions?
Rooster Cogburn: I mean to kill you in one minute, Ned.
Or see you hang in Fort Smith at Judge
Parker’s convenience.
NP: I call that bold talk for a one eye fat man!
RC: Fill your hands you son of a bitch!


31 posted on 06/10/2009 6:10:41 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Arrowhead1952

another 100 posts since this afternoon.


32 posted on 06/10/2009 6:11:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Howdy AAC....Viva indeed! *hugs*

Found uses for that free time yet?:)


33 posted on 06/10/2009 6:11:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat

Good evening Scoutmaster....FRWN put to bed? *hugs*


34 posted on 06/10/2009 6:12:22 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Having a better day today.

I think our thunderboomer has dampened our call volume.

Fewer folks getting into trouble with lawn care products.


35 posted on 06/10/2009 6:12:34 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: al baby

Evening Al.

bit O heresy there.


36 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:06 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well hello Arrow & good to see you!

Did they ever get the server issues fixed? *hugs*


37 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:17 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: yarddog

Best movie: The Searchers


38 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:21 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: AZamericonnie

Snoring Loudly -— zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... !!!!


39 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Sounds like school is out.


40 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:37 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Last Saturday several adults and I had to educate a 20 yo family friend after she called John Wayne “That Cowboy Guy”.


41 posted on 06/10/2009 6:13:41 PM PDT by TheMom (I'm gonna be a grandma! He is due to arrive 09/09/09.)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hugs back at ya!

Yeah, I have caught up on some movies that I missed! Hollywood Video has made some money off of me. Also, I have been able to read some bokks in my “read after graduation” pile. I recently finished PJ O’Rourke’s “Driving Like Crazy” (funny, funny book).


42 posted on 06/10/2009 6:14:07 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Evening Gramma, Hugs.


43 posted on 06/10/2009 6:14:12 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor & thank you for our daily bread! *hugs*


44 posted on 06/10/2009 6:14:40 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Tanniker Smith

Evening QT Pi.


45 posted on 06/10/2009 6:14:43 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Yup. Graduated in May. How goes it in your neck o’ the woods?


46 posted on 06/10/2009 6:15:21 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: HopeandGlory

Hi Hope & thank you for our pledge.....hand over heart & prayers up! *hugs*


47 posted on 06/10/2009 6:15:31 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

Evening Mac, Hugs.

Prayers lifted for Cpl Parrish.


48 posted on 06/10/2009 6:15:54 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: AZamericonnie
One of my favorite lines:

“And now *you* understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all… your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it won’t matter - I’m gonna blow your head off. No matter what else happens, no matter who gets killed I’m gonna blow your head off.”

49 posted on 06/10/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Glad you had a day off.

Rising that early is evil.


50 posted on 06/10/2009 6:18:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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