Skip to comments.DC CHAPTERís 2010 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Posted on 12/15/2010 4:30:52 PM PST by trooprally
19 FReepers, lurkers, friends and family along with 5 Vets from WWII to Iraq attended the DC Chapters 2010 Christmas Party.
After a week of strong winds and temps hovering in the low 30s, the wind calmed and temps rose into the 40s, we gathered last Saturday at Lurker Bills house. Note, Lurker Bill is a REAL lurker, he does not have a screen name. L. Bill is a regular at Walter Reed, bring a ton of signs, flags, banners and good music. During the winter he brings a generator to run the propane heaters blower. And then gets up early to join us at Olney to FReep the Quakers. L. Bill is also a Soldiers Angel. For Trooprallys sons first deployment to Iraq, L. Bills package beat our sons wifes package to him.
So a to Lurker Bill, his wife and their daughter for opening up their house and all they do for us FReepers and our troops.
Our Vets were a mixed bag spanning 4 major wars. Glenn, USMC, was on Iwo Jima. Dave, Army, was in the Pacific preparing to invade Japan when the bombs were dropped. He counts his blessings very day that the U.S. did not have to invade Japan. Halsey, USMC, is a Korean War Vet. Carl is a Vietnam Vet. And Chad, Army and a FReeper, was in Iraq.
PARTY HIGHLIGHTS: BufordP was the pool king. Sensei Ern was the Wii master. 3 of Sarah Palins recent book for the White Elephant Gift Steal game received the biggest laugh. Lots of real good food and dessert. Blueberry Pie (inside joke). Army/Navy-Marine Game rivalry.
A lively discussion ensued when it was discovered that one of the attendees was a TSA agent. Lots of jokes, some TSA tales.
Pictures from the Christmas Party.
And the BufordP!
And a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL from the DC Chapter
PS - We will be out at Walter Reed on Friday Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. Join us.
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What a fine group of patriots!
The pic of you all praying made my screen go blurry.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year to the DC Chapter. Thank you for sharing this cheer with us. God Bless you all for your WRAMC duty.
Great job you guys! Congrats on another fruitful year.
Mrs. Taxman and I sure would have liked to attend — looks like everyone had a great time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.
I’m in the Washington Center Burn Unit. The food look good.
Man. I heartily wish I could have been there for the party...you folks are such a great bunch to hang around with!
A Merry Christmas to ALL of you, and thanks for all you do.
I do believe that my invitation got lost in the mail. I hope that all of you had a very good time there without me. That’s okay, just never mind that I had to sit here in the snow and freezing cold without fellowship of a single soul while all of you enjoyed good company, good food, and good fun. I’m sure nobody gave me a single thought. But that’s okay. I’ll be fine, even if nobody loves me. I think I’ll go to the garden now and eat worms. I hope all of you will have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS (without me) WAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
MERRY CHRISTMAS, Girlfriend. Hugs.
What are you doing in the burn unit?
Yes, what ARE you doing in the burn unit? Prayers.
what fun! thanks for pix & report. I had a wonderful time with you all the year I was able to attend. The future might be better for more trips east for me(but not the weather, apparently)
God Bless & merry Christmas to all the DC patriots!
Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful DC area patriots!
Merry Christmas to you too, Nana. I’m sorry you didn’t get invited to the DC party. May the ghost of Sen. Byrd visit them all :-)
Had a great time with everyone. Thanks Lurker Bill and Mrs. Lurker Bill for opening your home to us.
Thanks to all of you for all that you do...
I wish that I were in the area and able to join you this year.
It is nice to see that there was enough food...boy was there! Now I could have helped eat it ALL!
Merry Christmas and an exciting New Year as the hospital moves next summer.
LOL, now there’s a curse worth giving.
Had some acid blow back at me while doing some plumbing.
Wow - as already mentioned, prayers for a speedy recovery and no permanent damage.
Since you are on FR and typing, I assume your eyes are okay.