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DC CHAPTERís CHRISTMAS PARTY, Dec. 10,2011

Posted on 12/17/2011 12:13:32 PM PST by trooprally

After a breezy time on the corner for the Olney Freep, several FReepers spent an hour or so at the Olney Compound before heading out to Lurker Bill’s for the DC Chapter’s Christmas Party. This is our 2nd year at Lurker Bill’s and we THANK HIM and PAULA, his wife, for their hospitality.

BELOW LEFT: Our hostess, Mrs. Lurker Bill - aka Paula, pulling the winning ticket for the flag with certificate that was flown over the old Walter Reed hospital on its last day (Sept. 15,2011) under Army command. BELOW RIGHT: Our host, Lurker Bill, unwrapping his White Elephant Gift. Only a few gifts were “stolen”. Note, Lurker Bill is a REAL lurker, he does not have a FR screen name.



BELOW: iMacMan, our photographer for the day.



BELOW LEFT: Picture of certificate (left) for flag flown over Iraq in a Navy EA-6B Prowler on August 06,2010 by the Electronic Attack Squadron 209 and presented the DC Chapter by the Aleethia Foundation at Walter Reed on Friday night, Nov.12,2010 . The flag has stitched stripes and embroidered stars. The flag and certificate on the left is the one that was flown over Walter Reed on Sept. 15,2011. BELOW RIGHT: There was also a 2nd prize. Cindy_True_Supporter (Post party picture - No DC Chapter event would be complete without a picture of her) obtained a 15"x24" print of the history of Walter Reed in pictures that the artist signed. The winner of this prize was Exit148.



BELOW LEFT: The WINNER of the Walter Reed flag was also Exit148 and hubby, Jim. They graciously ‘donated’ it back so a more local DC Chapter FReeper could have the honor of having the flag. We took a picture of her & Jim before they gave up the flag. THANK YOU both for your thoughtfulness. BELOW RIGHT: The new winners of the flag was Lurker Bryan and wife, Lurker Terry. They became regulars at Walter Reed this past winter. The first 3-4 Fridays that were there, it seemed that it was raining. It got to be that if it was not going to rain, they were absent, rainy and they were there.



Before I forget, RongKirby (no picture), Lurkers Bryan & Terry, and their aunt, Becky (BELOW) , were at Arlington Cemetery this morning laying wreaths at the graves of our fallen heroes. They helped put out 100,000 wreaths.



BELOW LEFT: Sauropod and BufordP BELOW RIGHT: The Wife’s Club: [Mrs] BufordP, [Mrs] iMacMan and [Mrs] Kburi, lurkers all.



BELOW LEFT: Legionnaire Glenn (USMC - Iwo Jima), Tolerance Sucks Rocks and Fraxinus BELOW RIGHT: Tolerance Sucks Rocks, GunsAreOK and Lurker Terry



BELOW LEFT: Legionnaire Carl (Army - Vietnam) so not enjoying the Army-Navy Game. BELOW RIGHT: Everyone is here.



BELOW: Time for dinner - after grace by Lurker Bill




BELOW: White Elephant Time












BELOW: Of course no gathering of the DC Chapter is complete until we have our meeting.




MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL and ESPECIALLY OUR BRAVE MILITARY. They did not falter, they did not fail.




Link to ALL PICTURES


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aar; dcchapter; meetup

1 posted on 12/17/2011 12:13:33 PM PST by trooprally
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To: 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndhandrose; 2SterlingConservatives; 2yearlurker; ...

DC Chapter Master Ping List

Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights, begins Wednesday Dec. 21, Happy Hanukkah,

and

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

to ALL!!

The Trooprallys


2 posted on 12/17/2011 12:19:36 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Wonderful report, trooprally!

The only time I wish (for a short) moment that I lived in DC again is when I read the reports you give. I can’t believe Walter Reed has been shut down, though!

Otherwise, I’m loving being back in Texas—which is where I know I belong.

Thanks to all of you for being there for all of us!

Merry Christmas!

Mari


3 posted on 12/17/2011 12:22:08 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Yep, and you are missed by us, especially the FReepers around for the Clinton and Gore FReeps.

Forgot to mention, there were 27 FReepers and lurkers, and two legionnaires at the party.

[Mr] T


4 posted on 12/17/2011 12:27:13 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

What a great job on the AAR.
(Mrs)T


5 posted on 12/17/2011 12:39:32 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Merry Christmas to you and ALL of the fantastic patriots in the D.C. Chapter! Thanks to each and every one of you for all you do in support of our military and their families. May God bless and protect all of you.


6 posted on 12/17/2011 12:46:15 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: trooprally

Nice crowd~~


7 posted on 12/17/2011 12:50:26 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: trooprally

So nice to relive that wonderful party thru those great pictures! There is something really unique being with a group of Freepers. Some may be people you have never met. Strangers who are just like old FRiends!

And NOW I know why I couldn’t FReepmail Lurker Bill! I kept getting “no one by that name” no matter how I spelled it! He really IS a lurker! (Thanks Bill. You and Paula were gratious hosts, and went above and beyond!)

Hi basil, my FRiend!


8 posted on 12/17/2011 2:45:04 PM PST by Exit148
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To: trooprally

sounds like an absolutely wonderful time. Great pix from the “cameraman”... Thanks for the ping. Sure wish I could have been with you this year. Life remains complicated & travel will be rather rare in near future. Merry Christmas to all the fine patriots who read this!!!


9 posted on 12/17/2011 2:50:50 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: DollyCali

Sorry to hear that it will be hard to make it to DC. Your presence here always is a joy. I still remember the FReep against Westboro at Bethesda Naval hospital.

Enjoy the holidays.

[Mr] T


10 posted on 12/17/2011 3:20:01 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 4integrity

From the DC Chapter, you are welcome, and thank you for the blessings.

[Mr] T


11 posted on 12/17/2011 3:23:12 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Exit148

I emailed the AAR link to L. Bill and Paula so they will see your Thank You.

[Mr] T


12 posted on 12/17/2011 3:25:06 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Wow! So many “new” faces! Good to see GunsROkay, Exit 148, Sauropd and Hellinahandcart. I know BufordP had to be there somewhere! Merry Christmas, DC Chapter!


13 posted on 12/17/2011 3:34:11 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Merry Christmas to you also rabid ralph!

HHC’s husband.


14 posted on 12/17/2011 3:44:16 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: trooprally

I knew I was missing a great party. Thanks for the report!

That was a great picture of Cindy and I have saved it!

Merry Christmas to all you DC FReepers!


15 posted on 12/17/2011 4:22:40 PM PST by 3D-JOY
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To: hellinahandcart

Yes, I remember you, HHC! I met you briefly, before I skipped town. I hope all is well and that you and Mr. S are enjoying life together! I miss you all!


16 posted on 12/17/2011 4:31:56 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: trooprally

Was that the FReep where we stood with the bikers? (Altho they had to leave their bikes across the street.)

Hi RabidRalph! Long time no see!


17 posted on 12/17/2011 4:55:04 PM PST by Exit148
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To: rabidralph

Yep, we have some new faces. Some of the “old FReepers” have move out of the area, as you have, some have health problems, some are dedicated to their local Tea Party, and some have kids that have grown older and need their attention to drive to soccer games, etc. Of course they, you, are still working towards a better America, just not so much in the streets.

The “newbies” are just as dedicated and will be around for some time.

And then there are the “hanger on’s” - Buford, Guns, HHC, Sauropod, .......

[Mr] T


18 posted on 12/17/2011 5:02:03 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: 3D-JOY

Shame you couldn’t get up here a little earlier. But we will be seeing you over the holidays. Have a safe trip.

[Mr] T


19 posted on 12/17/2011 5:03:38 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally; sauropod

Thanks for the report. Was Sauropod wearing that T-shirt as a protest to the cop killer getting off death row? Tom the Red Hunter will be lost in that T-shirt.
Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year as well.


20 posted on 12/18/2011 4:19:13 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Near term Obamacare 'Unit")
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To: Exit148

Actually Rolling Thunder had to leave their bikes in a near by residential neighborhood several blocks away, then they had a police escort around and across the street. That was the same FReep where the County had their Swat team marching across the street.

Westboro had the County running scared. Westboro is known for suing individuals for any violence, then suing the local LEOs for not protecting their freedom of speech.

[Mr] T


21 posted on 12/18/2011 4:40:43 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

Yes and Yes to your questions. VictoryNY will be just as lost in her shirt.

Missed you at the party.

[Mr] T


22 posted on 12/18/2011 4:45:56 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

I’m so glad to see you all gathering.

Alas, the DC Chapter seems to be the only chapter remaining


23 posted on 12/18/2011 5:02:38 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: trooprally

Thanks for the OUTSTANDING report. FR’s finest support America’s finest. Thanks to all like-minded lurkers. Olney & D.C. chapters BUMP!


24 posted on 12/18/2011 6:52:55 AM PST by PGalt
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To: bert

Yep, real good gathering. Without the Friday nite Walter Reed FReeps, we do not get to see each other as often as we like.

RE the DC Chapter, up to a few years ago, I am not sure how many actual chapters there were. Recently though JimRob has been okaying the establishment of chapters. I know Florida has at least one active chapter. Several States had started one, not sure how active they are.

Hey - really like your “About” page.

[Mr] T


25 posted on 12/18/2011 10:51:45 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: PGalt

You are welcome for the DC Chapter.

[Mr] T


26 posted on 12/18/2011 10:53:27 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Thanks for the report and photos. Enjoyed seeing you, Mrs. TR and everyone else there.


27 posted on 12/18/2011 11:27:26 AM PST by stratman1969 (Anyone but Obama or Romney in 2012)
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To: stratman1969

Ditto

The Chapter needs to get together more often.

[Mr] T


28 posted on 12/18/2011 2:04:22 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Taxman greetings FRom Floriduh!

I sure miss you guys ‘n gals. Thanks for the memories — mayhap one of these days I can FReep with y’all again.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

Please keep up the GREAT work you are doing for our FRee Republic.


29 posted on 12/18/2011 10:29:35 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: trooprally
Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights, begins Wednesday Dec. 21, Happy Hanukkah,

I believe it actually starts at sundown on Tuesday night (12/20).

30 posted on 12/19/2011 4:33:24 AM PST by kevkrom (Separation of Business and State)
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To: Taxman

Miss your presence also. A lot of FReepers are in town for CPAC but it is too busy to plan a FR gathering. And people are in and out so quick that planning something before or after would be also hard.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 5:21:39 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: kevkrom

Thanks for the info. As your “About” page says, educate those who do not know.

[Mr] T


32 posted on 12/19/2011 5:25:38 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

To All:

Sorry I missed the Festivities!!!


33 posted on 12/23/2011 6:36:20 PM PST by fuente
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To: fuente

Hope the pictures and narrative made you feel as if you were there.

Merry Christmas

[Mr] T


34 posted on 12/24/2011 3:49:10 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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