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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~
March 15, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/15/2012 6:06:35 PM PDT by beachn4fun

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.

Remember the Good Old Days?
Sock Hops?
Drive-in Movies?
Buddy Holly?
Or other things that made it Fabulous?
You know, before cellphones?
Come on in and share your memories.
Or take a trip back in time.

Tonight we’ll check out 1952.

Despite the war in Korea Americans considered themselves to be prospering
with average worker earning $3,400 per year,
a college teacher could expect to earn $5,100 per year.

Three out of 5 families owned a car,
2 out of 3 families now had a telephone,
1 in 3 homes had a television.

Average Cost of new house $9.050.00
Average wages per year $3,850.00
Average Cost of a new car $1,700.00

Fast Food restaurants were growing in popularity,

Many more cars in America were now fitted with automatic gearboxes
and gas cost 25 cents per gallon.

the scourge of Polio hit many thousands of families ( 50,000 estimated )

Number One Hit
March 9 – May 10 1952 ~ Kay Starr - Wheel of Fortune ~


(click graphic)

Arrowhead was born

Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place.
We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.
Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission.
Prayers for your safe return home.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: canteen; entertainment; humor; support; troops; troopsupport
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening Hope & thank you for our daily pledge! *Hugs*

Hand over heart & prayers up.

21 posted on 03/15/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK; beachn4fun

Bigs! Did you run Beachie off? *snicker*

Hope all is well in paradise! *hugs*


22 posted on 03/15/2012 6:58:24 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: beachn4fun

Well, you posted and ran and I ran and then posted! :)

We’re on a bit of a road trip and just got back from dinner with MIL (who is having surgery in the morning).

Have a great Friday if I don’t make it to talk to you in the morning, Early Bird! :)


23 posted on 03/15/2012 6:58:59 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: ConorMacNessa; beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska

Permission granted & presence requested Conor! *Hugs*


24 posted on 03/15/2012 6:59:45 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

{{{Luvie}}}

Your in OKC?

I do hope MIL’s condition is not serious & prayers up for her! *Hugs*


25 posted on 03/15/2012 7:01:48 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: oldteen

Hiya Teenie & hope all is well with you! *Hugs*

We are having the most lovely spring like weather!


26 posted on 03/15/2012 7:03:53 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: oldteen
Aloha Teenster ((HUGS))

Where have you been?

Well.....things seem to be 'Simply Unpredictable' to steal a line from an old Robert Palmer song. And there'll be more of the same tomorrow.
27 posted on 03/15/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening Janie! *Hugs*

My goodness they are recruiting them early these day!:)


28 posted on 03/15/2012 7:09:49 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow, didn’t think I was in the running tonight... Tanks!


29 posted on 03/15/2012 7:10:11 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: AZamericonnie

I am! She has a very sore shoulder from a fall she took. She’s to have surgery in the morning, but not sure how extensive it will be or how long she’ll be needing help.

We’ll find out more tomorrow!

((((hugs))))


30 posted on 03/15/2012 7:11:31 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening Mayor & thank you for our Daily bread. May it nourish our souls! *Hugs*


31 posted on 03/15/2012 7:11:37 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy! *hugs*

So nice to see you!

32 posted on 03/15/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: LUV W

Will you get to see Piper Jane?

Oh poor MIL! Falls are nasty business!

I do hope the news tomorrow will be positive Luvie.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:17 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Evenin' Connie! *hugs*

Howz thingz in AZland??

34 posted on 03/15/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: beachn4fun

Evening Beach, Kathy.

I was born in the late 50s — gosh, I miss the innocence.


35 posted on 03/15/2012 7:15:10 PM PDT by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Aloha Connie!

Of course not! Actually I thought you were going to be the one posting the thread tonight....since it was 'fashionably late'.



Watching my clock, I thought "Yep....it's Connie tonight.
36 posted on 03/15/2012 7:15:54 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: SkyDancer
G'day, SD! *hugs*

That little guy is adorable!

37 posted on 03/15/2012 7:16:23 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Sir Conor! *hugs*

Is everything going well these days? (Or, as well as can be expected?)

38 posted on 03/15/2012 7:19:05 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good Evening Everybody.
(((HUGS)))

A sad day for me today...the one year anniversary of the loss of my husband.I am burning a special candle for him, as is the Jewish Custom. All my customers today remembered! I am very touched.

Also thank you to the FReepers who expressed their remembrances today.


39 posted on 03/15/2012 7:21:50 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: AZamericonnie

*Hugs* backatcha!


40 posted on 03/15/2012 7:24:53 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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