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DC CHAPTERís 2010 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec. 15,2010

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 Chapter’s 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 Bill’s 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 heater’s blower. And then gets up early to join us at Olney to FReep the Quakers. L. Bill is also a Soldiers Angel. For Trooprally’s son’s first deployment to Iraq, L. Bill’s package beat our son’s wife’s package to him.

So a VERY BIG THANK YOU 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 Palin’s 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 Year’s Eve. Join us.


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2010; christmas; christmas2010; dcchapter
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1 posted on 12/15/2010 4:30:54 PM PST by trooprally
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter Master Ping List


2 posted on 12/15/2010 4:32:43 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

What a fine group of patriots!
The pic of you all praying made my screen go blurry.


3 posted on 12/15/2010 4:42:24 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (We reserve the right to live.-B.Netanyahu)
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To: trooprally

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.


4 posted on 12/15/2010 4:51:24 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: trooprally

Great job you guys! Congrats on another fruitful year.


5 posted on 12/15/2010 5:11:37 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: trooprally

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.


6 posted on 12/15/2010 5:13:55 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: trooprally

I’m in the Washington Center Burn Unit. The food look good.


7 posted on 12/15/2010 5:59:49 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: trooprally; All

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.
Regards,
rlmorel


8 posted on 12/15/2010 6:07:03 PM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: trooprally

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...


9 posted on 12/15/2010 6:25:56 PM PST by WVNan
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To: rabidralph

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Girlfriend. Hugs.


10 posted on 12/15/2010 6:27:43 PM PST by WVNan
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To: bmwcyle

What are you doing in the burn unit?


11 posted on 12/15/2010 6:27:53 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: bmwcyle

Yes, what ARE you doing in the burn unit? Prayers.


12 posted on 12/15/2010 6:30:39 PM PST by WVNan
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To: trooprally

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!


13 posted on 12/15/2010 6:57:04 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: trooprally

Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful DC area patriots!


14 posted on 12/15/2010 6:58:55 PM PST by seekthetruth (My 2012 Dream Ticket:: Jim DeMint / Allen West)
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To: WVNan

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 :-)


15 posted on 12/15/2010 7:44:45 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: trooprally

Had a great time with everyone. Thanks Lurker Bill and Mrs. Lurker Bill for opening your home to us.


16 posted on 12/15/2010 7:55:05 PM PST by stratman1969
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To: trooprally; All

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.


17 posted on 12/15/2010 8:50:29 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: rabidralph

LOL, now there’s a curse worth giving.


18 posted on 12/15/2010 10:36:02 PM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Had some acid blow back at me while doing some plumbing.


19 posted on 12/15/2010 11:18:33 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: bmwcyle

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.

Take care.

[Mr] T


20 posted on 12/16/2010 3:24:38 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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