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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.


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To: LUV W
HI D LUVVY! *hugs*

R U OK?

I M GR8! ;)

41 posted on 03/15/2012 7:28:39 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...
1952 - I was four years old and we lived in Levittown (Hicksville P.O.) Long Island, NY. My father, newly returned from service in the Korean War, was an Ensign in the Medical Service Corps, USN stationed at US Naval Hospital, St. Albans, located in Queens, NY.

Our family, which then consisted of my parents, me, and my brother Joe, born in 1951, would spend weekends at Jones Beach on the southern shore of Long Island, where waves the size of boxcars crashed into the shore. In those years, we used to travel back to Philly every Christmas, then a four-hour drive down the Lincoln Highway. We had a maroon 1947 Studebaker Commander, in which we would go through the Lincoln Tunnel and straight down the Lincoln Highway. We usually started at or before 5:00 a.m., but the traffic was still hellacious.

It was at one of those Christmas trips, I think in 1953, that I first met my Uncle Jack Dowd, whose picture I posted here the other night. He was back from Korea with his arm in a sling from a battle wound. He looked at me sternly across the dinner table and said that if I didn't eat my corn, he'd have me court-martialed. That was the beginning of a great relationship - over the following fifteen years he probably formed my character more than any other man than my father.

We had an idyllic life then. No drugs - monogamy was still in style - very little crime. We had God in the schools - and incidentally - largely at the instance of the Knights of Columbus, the words "under God" were added to the Pledge under a statute signed by Pres. Eisenhower in 1954.

Sorry to ramble on - a much different world then.



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)

42 posted on 03/15/2012 7:29:04 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
Thanks very much, Connie!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening!



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)

43 posted on 03/15/2012 7:33:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Late? Me Late????? Never! Bite yer tongue! (Not too hard)


44 posted on 03/15/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa
Aloha Doc!

First, I'm hoping (along with you, your family and everyone else) that you're moving along better.

In 1952, my younger brother was born at West Point Army Hospital. We all drve there in 1949 Oldsmobile (couldn't leave the kids home alone) but truthfully I don't remember much about all that since my other brothers and I were asleep in the waiting room most of the time. My Dad took us home and dropped us off at my Grandfather's farm in the morning, telling us we had another brother and to feed the chickens for grandpa.
45 posted on 03/15/2012 7:43:11 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Thanks, (((Connie)))

She is in very good spirits and we hope for the best.

I hope to see Piper Jane on Saturday! :)


46 posted on 03/15/2012 7:43:16 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: left that other site

Another candle for your Husband M/L. Prayers & love. *hugs*

47 posted on 03/15/2012 7:47:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML - we share your sadness.



It is my sincere hope that in time your grief may be assuaged by the God of Abraham and Moses. Please do not hesitate to call on me if I can be of any assistance to you.



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 03/15/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great to see you as well Conor!

I do hope you feeling better & more mobile as of late.

Any news of your Daughter?


49 posted on 03/15/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

Thank you, Sweet FRiend!(((HUGS)))


50 posted on 03/15/2012 7:50:49 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Sweet FRiend!(((HUGS)))


51 posted on 03/15/2012 7:51:29 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: oldteen
Good evening, Teenie!

*HUGS*

Doing well, thanks! How are things with you?



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)

52 posted on 03/15/2012 7:51:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Great story Conor.

a much different world then

Wish I'd have been there...*sigh*

53 posted on 03/15/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
Spoke to her today - she's doing quite well - obviously, we would like to have her back here - can't wait until she returns.



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)

54 posted on 03/15/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi and Good Evening to You! *hugs* ya, he’s a cute little guy.


55 posted on 03/15/2012 7:55:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: oldteen

Hi, yeah ... our guys are really special.


56 posted on 03/15/2012 7:56:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse)
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To: AZamericonnie
Ok, you're not really late, it's my atomic clock that has problems.

BTW, I forgot to send ((HUGS)) so belated ((HUGS))
57 posted on 03/15/2012 7:57:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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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)

58 posted on 03/15/2012 7:57:17 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Not rambling at all....memories of a different time, different morals, different society.

Thanks for sharing.

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...30 degrees and VERY slippery outside.

Still swamped at work? Another work weekend coming up?


59 posted on 03/15/2012 8:04:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site
Good evening to you, ML. *hugs*

I'm so sorry for your grieving day. His memory is alive and will live for many years thanks to the JNF and 2 thriving trees!

60 posted on 03/15/2012 8:17:20 PM PDT by oldteen
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