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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~ 25 OCT 2011
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 10/24/2011 6:05:00 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Dover Air Force Base or Dover AFB is a United States Air Force base located two miles south of the city of Dover, Delaware.

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), known as the "Eagle Wing", and the AMC-gained 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), referred to as the "Liberty Wing". It was the only base to solely operate the massive C-5 Galaxy, with two active flying squadrons (the 3rd Airlift Squadron, which now operates the C-17 Globemaster III, and 9th Airlift Squadron) and two Air Force Reserve flying squadrons (the 326th Airlift Squadron and the 709th Airlift Squadron).

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The 436th Airlift Wing is the active duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base, which provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency airlift missions.

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The "Eagle Wing" is a subordinate of Eighteenth Air Force headquartered with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Eagle Wing consists of operations, maintenance, mission support and medical groups and 14 staff divisions. The wing has more than 4,000 active-duty military and civilian employees.

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Home to the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, the Eagle Wing flies hundreds of missions throughout the world and provides 25 percent of the Nation's strategic airlift capability, projecting global reach to over 100 countries around the globe.

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Read More About Dover Air Force Base HERE!

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During WWII, the 4146 Base Unit was involved in secret rocket development at what was then known as Dover Army Airfield. The building complex where these military secret operations took place was Hangar 1301. From the 1950s to the 1970s, various fighter squadrons called the hangar home. In the 1990s after restoration and placement on the National Register of Historic Places, Hangar 1301 was given new life as the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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The Air Mobility Command Museum is a part of the National Museum of the United States Air Force's field museum system. Air Mobility Command is a major command of the United States Air Force. Its mission is to deliver maximum war-fighting and humanitarian effects for America through rapid and precise global air mobility.

Visit The Air Mobility Command Museum HERE!

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FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 10/24/2011 6:05:13 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hello from Idaho!!!!!


2 posted on 10/24/2011 6:10:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies’ military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREADS



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

CLICK FOR local times in Seoul, Baghdad, Kabul,
New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Anchorage


To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


3 posted on 10/24/2011 6:15:33 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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God Bless Our Republic

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


4 posted on 10/24/2011 6:19:09 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe






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~


5 posted on 10/24/2011 6:19:42 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ColdOne

Good evening, Idaho...((HUGS))...I’m having horrible issues with FR right now.

How are you and Fredd? Does he have his replacement collar yet?


6 posted on 10/24/2011 6:19:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Thank you Lauren for this evenings road trip! *hugs*


7 posted on 10/24/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: laurenmarlowe

20th MAS - Dover 1970- 1973 C-141 Starlifter (CHS thereafter) My wife asks me how it feels to have all the airplanes I flew being in the desert or museums! Had a lot of failures all over the world, but always got us home.
Best to all.
khg


8 posted on 10/24/2011 6:23:41 PM PDT by 02slider
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To: AZamericonnie

Is it just me, or is FR on strike?

First they said the thread was pulled as a dup. Now lauren cannot get back on FR, and it is taking forever to get reply boxes.


9 posted on 10/24/2011 6:23:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


10 posted on 10/24/2011 6:28:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening. **hugs** No replacement collar yet. Although Saturday he flew off the front porch chasing a truck with dogs in it. He ran from me. I got into my truck and when he got in gave him what fer! I haven’t ever done that to him so he took notice.


11 posted on 10/24/2011 6:28:32 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: laurenmarlowe

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

Poetic Justice
October 25, 2011

For nearly a year, a former publishing colleague lived under a cloud of fear that he would be fired. A new boss in the department, for reasons unknown, began filling his personnel file with negative comments. Then, on the day my friend expected to lose his job, the new boss was fired instead.

When the Israelites were taken as captives to Babylon, a Jew named Mordecai found himself in this kind of situation. Haman, the highest noble of King Xerxes, expected every royal official to kneel down and honor him, but Mordecai refused to bow to anyone but God (Est. 3:1-2). This outraged Haman and he set out to destroy not only Mordecai but every Jew in the whole Persian empire (vv.5-6). Haman convinced Xerxes to sign a decree authorizing the destruction of all Jews and started building a gallows for the execution of Mordecai (5:14). But, in a startling turn of events, Haman was executed on the gallows he had built for Mordecai, and the Jewish people were spared (7:9-10; 8).

In literature, this is called poetic justice. Not everyone gets justice in such dramatic fashion, but Scripture promises that God will one day avenge all injustice (Rom. 12:19). While we wait, we are to do what we can to work for justice and leave the results in God’s hands.

The call for justice must be strong
To show what’s right, to thwart what’s wrong,
But let’s reject the smallest part
Of vengeance harbored in the heart. —D. De Haan

The scales of Divine justice always balance—
if not here, then hereafter.

Read: Esther 3:1-11; 7:1-10

“Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. —Romans 12:19
Bible in a year:
Jeremiah 6-8; 1 Timothy 5


12 posted on 10/24/2011 6:30:06 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge. Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


13 posted on 10/24/2011 6:30:54 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Howdy! ***hugs*** Weather here it is trying to snow a bit. Took Fredd for a real short walk. It started to hail so came home.


14 posted on 10/24/2011 6:33:44 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: All

GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
BRING THEM HOME SAFE
SUPPORT THEM ALWAYS
PRAY FOR THEM

GOD BLESS AMERICA


15 posted on 10/24/2011 6:35:48 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdy, (((Lauren)))

Home and tired and had a wonderful weekend!

Great thread about another great facility on the East coast!
Thanks for all your hard work getting it ready!


16 posted on 10/24/2011 6:49:00 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: ColdOne; AZamericonnie

I give up....I’m going home. I can be frustrated and be comfortable at the same time. Be back shortly.

And I guess the problem could be here. We will see. d:o)


17 posted on 10/24/2011 6:49:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well I haven’t had any troubles posting thus far & saw only the one thread when I searched.

But I did notice today when I was able to check the general forum that there were a few multiple posts. More than normal.


18 posted on 10/24/2011 6:52:30 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ColdOne
Hiya Coldie! *hugs*

Your dealing with snow starting & I'm just hoping to get down into the 80’s! LOL

You must be at a pretty high elevation.

Glad you & Phred didn't get pelted with hail!

19 posted on 10/24/2011 7:06:51 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

We live at 5613ft.


20 posted on 10/24/2011 7:19:18 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: All


Just A Reminder
Please Don't Forget
To Donate To FR


21 posted on 10/24/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

22 posted on 10/24/2011 7:50:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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23 posted on 10/24/2011 7:52:35 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Well, I’m up and running at home, so we will see.

Good evening, AZ...a good Monday for you? *HUGS*

Commute without incident?


24 posted on 10/24/2011 7:56:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hi, everyone. (waving)


25 posted on 10/24/2011 7:59:10 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: ColdOne
And in first....Idaho grabs the gold!!


27 posted on 10/24/2011 8:06:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
And in second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


28 posted on 10/24/2011 8:22:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top three....AZ bags the bronze!!


29 posted on 10/24/2011 8:48:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Late getting in but hope this makes up for it.

Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension

30 posted on 10/24/2011 9:13:22 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Glad I read this. FR has seemed awfully slow tonight, and I just thought it was my system acting up.

I guess the hamster needs some steroids! :)


31 posted on 10/24/2011 9:32:32 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: SkyDancer

LOVE it! :)


32 posted on 10/24/2011 9:35:55 PM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...that tank was worth the wait. LOL! ((HUGS))

Been flying lately? Does the Land of Oz do Halloween?


33 posted on 10/24/2011 9:42:21 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Hey....you made it home. A good time was had by all??

Did you hit what you aimed at?


34 posted on 10/24/2011 9:46:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: 02slider
Welcome to the Canteen, 02slider....thanks for sharing.

And we thank you for your service to our country.


35 posted on 10/24/2011 10:27:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Welcome home, LUV!
I just finished reading the TCMS thread - looks like y’all had another great time together.
Wish we could make it there.
Did you see the pics of Nana at the range two weekends ago?


36 posted on 10/24/2011 10:28:38 PM PDT by HiJinx ("Family values don't stop at the Gulf of Aden." ~ Flag_This)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


37 posted on 10/24/2011 11:00:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe
Living temporarily in Lewes, DE a next door neighbor and I made the trek to the Air Mobility Museum a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful place to visit and to think it is run by all volunteers. They man the buildings and many are involved in the restoration of the aircraft. The most beautiful aircraft there for me was the tri tailed Constellation. What a magnificent aircraft. And yes, FR are is very slow this evening.
38 posted on 10/24/2011 11:04:14 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Living temporarily in Lewes, DE a next door neighbor and I made the trek to the Air Mobility Museum a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful place to visit and to think it is run by all volunteers. They man the buildings and many are involved in the restoration of the aircraft. The most beautiful aircraft there for me was the tri tailed Constellation. What a magnificent aircraft. And yes, FR is very slow this evening.
39 posted on 10/24/2011 11:04:39 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: All

Sorry about the double post. Tried to stop it, but.......


40 posted on 10/24/2011 11:05:48 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: MoochPooch
Good evening, Mooch...


41 posted on 10/24/2011 11:16:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Good morning, Sand...((HUGS))...love your Tuesday face.


42 posted on 10/25/2011 1:49:21 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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43 posted on 10/25/2011 1:53:15 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


44 posted on 10/25/2011 2:13:41 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren. How's it going?

45 posted on 10/25/2011 2:47:31 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


46 posted on 10/25/2011 2:48:45 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

~ Today...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight... Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

It's only Tuesday but I feel like it's been a long week.
Boss man is on his way back into town
so this may be the last quiet time I'll have this week.
Finally caught on most of the workload
and now is the time to work on the FY12 documents.

Time to make my rounds and then back to work.
But, you stay right where you are.
Don't touch that dial. And, remember – I’ll be watching!

The FR Canteen is

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee,
pancakes,
conversation,
silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above Honoring those who have served before.


47 posted on 10/25/2011 4:25:50 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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Good morning to everyone at the Canteen.
63º at 0630, and may hit the mid 80s later.






48 posted on 10/25/2011 4:39:35 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you.


49 posted on 10/25/2011 4:40:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you.


50 posted on 10/25/2011 4:40:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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