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FReeper Canteen - SCUTTLEBUTT FRIDAY
February 17, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 02/16/2012 6:14:51 PM PST by beachn4fun

 



 



At the FReeper Canteen!

C'mon and take a break ! Walk on over to the water cooler and lets chat. Post your thoughts, opinions, news of the day, rantings, ravings, pontificates, hypothesis, hyperboles, your soap box cause, your mantra, your baggage, your garbage, your blogging, your secrets, whatever you feel would make talk around the water cooler real interesting!

Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.  

 

 




FUN FACTS

The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896.
Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

In medieval Italy, if a man was caught kissing a woman in public,
he had to marry her whether he liked it or not.

Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don't.

The Yo-Yo originated as a weapon in the Philippine Islands during the sixteenth century.

The warmest temperature ever recorded on Antarctica was 3 degrees F.

The Amazon rainforest produces more than 20% the world's oxygen supply.

The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%..

The state with the longest coastline in the Continental U.S. is Michigan.



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Today in History

American Revolution French and British battle in the Indian Ocean, 1782

Automotive Beetle overtakes Model T as world's best-selling car, 1972

Civil War Union troops sack Columbia, South Carolina, 1865

Cold War Voice of America begins broadcasts to Russia, 1947

Crime The first "Trial of the Century", 1906

Disaster Ferry sinks near Haiti, 1993

General Interest Deadlock over presidential election ends, 1801

Music Brian Wilson rolls tape on "Good Vibrations," take one, 1966

Old West Senate passes Missouri Compromise, 1820

Presidential Thomas Jefferson is elected, 1801



 









 

 




 





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Good evening, Canteeners. Sorry but I must post and run. Enjoy and I'll see you in the morning.
1 posted on 02/16/2012 6:14:55 PM PST by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD!





SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!!!





BOSTON, (Oct. 21, 2009) Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (RELEASED)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 02/16/2012 6:15:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun
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

Prayers going up


3 posted on 02/16/2012 6:15:31 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

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


Side By Side

February 17, 2012

In my family scrapbook is a picture of my daughter at age 4 working next to me, using a toy hammer to repair the siding on the house. Side by side we worked that day; she imitated my every action, absolutely convinced that she too was fixing the house. Rarely have I enjoyed a chore more. In the picture, it’s obvious that she’s enjoying it too.

That photo reminds me that our children mimic most of what they see in us—words and deeds. They also form their images of God from the images they have of us as parents. If we’re stern and unmerciful, they’re likely to see God that way too. If we’re distant and cold, so God will seem to them as well. It is one of our most important duties as parents to help our children see God clearly, especially the unconditional nature of His love.

I can imagine the family scrapbook of my relationship with God having a similar picture. I’m learning from Him how to live life, how to love, and how to make it a permanent part of my being. He then teaches me how to teach others (Deut. 6:1-7).

May the Lord grant us an understanding of Him and the wisdom to pass it on.

We must teach our children clearly
What is right and what is wrong;
Live before them an example—
Godly, righteous, pure, and strong. —Fitzhugh

To teach your children well, let God teach you.

Read: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. —Deuteronomy 6:7
Bible in a year:
Deuteronomy 4-6


4 posted on 02/16/2012 6:16:22 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: beachn4fun
Aloha Beachy!
5 posted on 02/16/2012 6:16:54 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: beachn4fun

Beeeachyyyy!
Good to see ya here at night, Early Bird! :)
Sorry you ran before I got to really say "hi"...
...guess I got all gussied up for nuttin'!
See ya in the morning! (((hugs)))

6 posted on 02/16/2012 6:23:34 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: beachn4fun
Thanks, beachy, for today's Scuttlebutt Friday.


7 posted on 02/16/2012 6:28:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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~


8 posted on 02/16/2012 6:28:15 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


9 posted on 02/16/2012 6:29:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ Scuttlebutt Friday ~

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



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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.



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Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 6:34:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Good evening Beachie & thank you for this evening’s thread! *Hugs*

LOL! That pup’s sweet face after destroying those stuffed animals is priceless!:)


11 posted on 02/16/2012 6:35:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, AZ, for the red, white, and blue tribute.

How was your commute? No obstacles? Light traffic? *HUGS*


12 posted on 02/16/2012 6:41:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; y'all; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; NYTexan; TASMANIANRED; ...
Howdy...

Hope all of you had a good day
and that you're ready to party hearty
for the holiday weekend!
(((hugs)))
[Beachy is now "one of us" LOL!]

13 posted on 02/16/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Such a grueling commute today!

And the fuel costs are just paining me!:)

I got home late & have been cleaning since then.

Sonboy was prescribed Prednisone (sp) for his injured back. Holy carp he's bouncing off the walls! LOL

A tad bit chatty & he's even cleaning!

Humm....maybe I like these pills! LOL

14 posted on 02/16/2012 6:48:18 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((HUGS)))


15 posted on 02/16/2012 6:51:43 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


16 posted on 02/16/2012 6:51:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W; beachn4fun

Howdy luvie! *Hugs*

How are you doing?

Now you know beachie has always been “one of us”! (I know you’re teasing) LOL

Thanks to her for stepping up to help with posting threads!

Shall we post her “monkey kisses”?:)


17 posted on 02/16/2012 6:52:39 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha Bigs! *hugs*


18 posted on 02/16/2012 6:54:12 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


19 posted on 02/16/2012 6:57:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

We're on a new project at work and I've been all but chained to the desk the last several days. They're talking overtime in a couple of weeks.

I had another rip-roarin' PT session last night. Working hard - the tech thinks I'm making progress, and based upon last night I'm inclined to agree with her. Made it for two miles on the stationary bike warmup and exceeded most of my other benchmarks.

Of course, the legs feel like jelly today - I should be recovered enough to start on the treadmill tomorrow.

I hope everything is going well with you and with your Mom and Dad.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 02/16/2012 7:02:51 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory
And close behind in second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


21 posted on 02/16/2012 7:03:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W

22 posted on 02/16/2012 7:04:08 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni� suit, Gucci� shoes, RayBan� sunglasses and YSL� tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell� notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3� cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page onthe Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop� and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ... Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot� that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL� database through an ODBC connected Excel� spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry� and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet� printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves." "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?" The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?" "You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud. "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?" "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog!
23 posted on 02/16/2012 7:04:43 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Howdy, (((Connie)))

Good to see you....if those pills make men want to help clean, I need some for Mr. LUV! *evil grin*


24 posted on 02/16/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: The Mayor
And rounding out the top three....The Mayor bags the bronze!!


25 posted on 02/16/2012 7:05:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; beachn4fun

LOL!....and you did post it! :)

Yep...she’s one of us...but usually part of the morning crew!

It’s nice to see her after dark! :)


26 posted on 02/16/2012 7:20:43 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: SandRat
Good one, Sandy!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

27 posted on 02/16/2012 7:26:22 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how was the day after PT?

How about the torn/pulled muscle in your side? Making progress?

Still above freezing today...roads were VERY slippery!


28 posted on 02/16/2012 7:29:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

That one Tickles the Funny Bone.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 7:29:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: beachn4fun
Here's a great inspirational video I found. This Korean orphan was homeless from the age of 5 until 15, living on the streets with no family or support, but he had a dream to become an opera singer. With determination and hope, he overcame the odds when he appeared on Korea's Got Talent and wowed the audience and judges with the voice of an angel. If this video doesn't bring tears to your eyes, then I don't know what will:

Choi Sung-Bong - Nella Fantasia

30 posted on 02/16/2012 7:30:54 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: AZamericonnie
Aloha Connie! ((HUGS))

What's the scuttlebutt tonight?
31 posted on 02/16/2012 7:32:35 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The side hasn't been bothering me the last couple of days. The report from the radiologist on my chest x-ray said something about a "bony island" between two of my ribs. I have no idea what the ramifications of that are, but I intend to find out.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 02/16/2012 7:41:04 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


33 posted on 02/16/2012 7:46:34 PM PST 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; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

34 posted on 02/16/2012 7:52:12 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun

Evening!


35 posted on 02/16/2012 7:54:24 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: SandRat

ROFL!! Good one, Sandy! :)

Hope you’re doing well!


36 posted on 02/16/2012 8:00:07 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))

How is Army son doing?


37 posted on 02/16/2012 8:00:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...any more brake line action? Can you tell a difference in stopping?

We are still hovering at freezing. Thankfully no rain. Streets were VERY wet this evening...doesn’t bode well for morning driving. Slow and steady for me.

Did you have sun?


38 posted on 02/16/2012 8:10:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
What's the scuttlebutt tonight?

Lesseeeee....Lemons!!!

Holy carp I have three lemon trees & just harvested those that others did not take.

I have been juicing lemons & freezing said juice in ice trays for days! I already have three over stuffed freezer bays of frozen cubes & still going.

Can I interest you in an Arnold Palmer? LOL

39 posted on 02/16/2012 8:12:49 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W
Me, .... physically and emotionally well. Daughter has ups and DOWNS. MrsSR, well she's hanging in there; don't irritate Mama Bear.
40 posted on 02/16/2012 8:14:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...Valentine’s Day buying and returning and exchanging winding down?


41 posted on 02/16/2012 8:23:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Three test drives proves the repair. Stopping was just fine prior to the break in the line.....now it's back to normal, depending on my mood when a pedestrian darts out into traffic.

Don't know what the weather's going to do other than look over the horizon and guess. It's the days that the sky is covered with clouds from horizon to the volcano that are easiest to predict.

Beware the black ice in the morning...
42 posted on 02/16/2012 8:28:30 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...is this your night home early? Linda happy to see you? Does she stay alone all day?


43 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Well, that about covers it, I reckon! Except that you didn’t mention how the important person was...Mr. Nate! :)


44 posted on 02/16/2012 8:37:15 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Geez Connie, you always make me work at chatting....I didn't know what an Arnold Palmer was so I looked it up.

You'll be the first Lemonade Stand in Arizona the needs a liquor license. Hope you make a fortune before being busted.
45 posted on 02/16/2012 8:38:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Such a grueling commute today!

Any alternate routes you can use on occasion to be less grueling?

Gas is $3.76 at several stations I passed today.

Hope drugs are helping sonboy heal, as well as bouncing off the walls. Back injuries are no fun at all. Hope he's making progress, and helping constructively. LOL!

46 posted on 02/16/2012 8:46:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! (((hugs)))

Yep...the sales are done, but there are still charms to be
put on bracelets, so that’s keeping us busy.

It was a good sales week! :)


47 posted on 02/16/2012 8:57:22 PM PST by LUV W (Never surrender...don't give up. We WILL take our country back, one vote at a time!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!




Tattoo

Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly – the bugler already mounts the parapet. Will chat with you all on the morrow.

Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!









Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

48 posted on 02/16/2012 8:57:59 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thankyew!


49 posted on 02/16/2012 9:04:13 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa

New projects can be very interesting. OT is good at times. Sounds like you are neck deep into it.

PT seems to be going well....good for you for working so hard.

I keep threatening to learn how my Dad’s treadmill works...maybe this weekend.

We are taking one day at a time. Got his earwax taken care of last Friday, but his finger stick showed him over his “number”. So an adjustment to his meds and another finger stick on Saturday, as well as the hearing test lady.


50 posted on 02/16/2012 9:05:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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