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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday
April 13, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:54 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 1920. (fooled ya)

It was a time of conservatism,
it was a time of great social change.
In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz.
The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington.

106,521,537 people in the United States
2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2%
Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6
Average annual earnings $1236; Teacher's salary $970
Dow Jones High 100 Low 67
Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.
Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering
It took 13 days to reach California from New York

Thanks to Henry Ford and mass production, one could buy a ford for $290.

The Nineteenth Amendment had passed the previous year
allowing women the right to vote in national elections.

Slang:
Ab-so-lute-ly – affirmative
All Wet - describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet."
And How - I strongly agree!
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Bank's Closed - no kissing or making out - i.e. - "Sorry, Mac, the bank's closed."
Cat's Meow - Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee's knees; The best or greatest, wonderful.
Don't know from nothing - don't have any information
Don't take any wooden nickels - Don't do anything stupid
Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts & shorter hair
Fly boy - a glamorous term for an aviator
Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol

Chicago was hot! Harlem was hot with Jazz and the so-called "devil's music'!
(The Cotton Club was open to both whites and blacks and packed nightly.)

The Silent Screen stars
included the chic Rudolph Valentino, sexy Clara Bow.
Rudy Vallee sang through his megaphone.
The first talking picture, Don Juan, starring John Barrymore
premiered on Broadway in 1926.
This made movies big business.

Hope you enjoyed this trip back in time.

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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1 posted on 04/12/2012 6:05:02 PM PDT 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 04/12/2012 6:06:08 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: beachn4fun

Aloha Beachy!


3 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:08 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: beachn4fun

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


When The Journey Gets Tough

April 13, 2012

In August 2009, Blair and Ronna Martin lost their energetic 9-year-old son Matti when he was dragged to his death by a family cow. I had a chance to meet this Kenai, Alaska, family and share in their grief. And I know how tough this tragedy has been for them.

I also know that they are seeking God’s care and comfort for their pain. An observation made by Matti’s mom is valuable for anyone walking through one of life’s valleys. During one of her down times, Ronna was reading 2 Corinthians 1:9, which says that “we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.” She felt as if Jesus were telling her, “Ronna, I know the journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.”

When the journey gets too tough to navigate, 2 Corinthians 1:9 is a reminder to us that we don’t travel alone. We have the help of the One who showed us His power in the resurrection, and who will demonstrate His power again when He raises believing loved ones of all generations to eternal life. “My strength and my hope have to be in Christ alone,” Ronna said. That’s a truth we all need as we travel the journey God has for us.

When life’s journey gets so difficult
That it feels too much to bear,
Just remember, we don’t walk alone—
Our almighty God is there. —Sper
The storms of life remind us to take shelter
in the loving arms of our Savior.

Read: 2 Corinthians 1:6-11

We should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead. —2 Corinthians 1:9
Bible in a Year:
2 Kings 23-25


4 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:25 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: beachn4fun
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

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

* * * * * * * * * * * *

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


5 posted on 04/12/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

FR is still slow.

See you in the morning.

Enjoy.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 6:07:19 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted. Welcome aboard.

Evening CMN ((HUGS))


7 posted on 04/12/2012 6:09:13 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...

~ It's Fabulous 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



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.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 6:10:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha, BIGLOOK Evening CMN ((HUGS))


9 posted on 04/12/2012 6:11:03 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: The Mayor; BIGLOOK
Welcome, my Brothers-in-Arms! Another clean sweep for the Vets!

May Almighty God continue to shed His Blessings on the United States of America!



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)

10 posted on 04/12/2012 6:11:09 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

sorry about that post. I wish they had a recall button.

Not paying attention tonight.

Still got second place ribbon tho


11 posted on 04/12/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun
Slow Hell! . . It's positively comatose . . . Smile!

Hi Beachy . . . Good to see ya.

12 posted on 04/12/2012 6:13:46 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: The Mayor
Good evening Mayor. Thanks for the WORD.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 6:14:52 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun
Rest easy, Beachy!

*HUGS*

Thanks very much for tonight's Fabulous FRiday thread!



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)

14 posted on 04/12/2012 6:15:35 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: beachn4fun
FR is still slow.

Then it's not just me.

Thanks, beachy, for today's Fabulous Friday!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 6:16:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening, Hope

Thanks for the Pledge


16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


17 posted on 04/12/2012 6:19:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory

LOL

Good to see you too.

comatose is a great description

at this rate I won’t get to greet everyone before I have to go to bed


18 posted on 04/12/2012 6:19:50 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: SoldierDad; arbee4bush; vigilante2; Jemian; Old_Professor; mystery-ak; freema; kalee; ...
Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


19 posted on 04/12/2012 6:22:46 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
Evening, Ma ((HUGS))
Still feeling under the weather too? Hope you're feeling better soon.

I taking tomorrow off to rest. So I should be here earlier than normal.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 6:23:37 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thanks CMN


21 posted on 04/12/2012 6:24:57 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
G'Day All. Getting ready for the weekend here. Trust all is well back home. Love To You Kathy and (((HUGS)))To Everyone!

Photobucket

22 posted on 04/12/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Kathy in Alaska

not just you

you’re welcome


23 posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:04 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

Yay! It’s Friday!

No, wait, here on the Far Left Coast it’s still Thursday. Oh well, Friday’s not that far off!


24 posted on 04/12/2012 6:26:42 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK
And tied for first...each garnering a gold...Mac and Hawaii!!


25 posted on 04/12/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day SkyDancer

thanks for joining us and always posting interesting pictures


26 posted on 04/12/2012 6:27:53 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

LOL

Good evening, ZET

It’s kind of like “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere”


27 posted on 04/12/2012 6:29:22 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: The Mayor
And snagging the silver for second....The Mayor!!


28 posted on 04/12/2012 6:31:27 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; ConorMacNessa; HopeandGlory; All

Ok, clock is staring me in the face.

For those who haven’t shown up yet, I’ll meet up in the morning.

Ma, I leave it into your capable hands.

HUGS all


29 posted on 04/12/2012 6:32:13 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun
No need to apologize. To tell the truth in all this excitement, I kinda lost track myself.

((HUGS!))
30 posted on 04/12/2012 6:33:27 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: beachn4fun
:)

See you in the morning, Beachy!



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)

31 posted on 04/12/2012 6:33:54 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: beachn4fun

It was 5 o’clock here about an hour and a half ago. :)


32 posted on 04/12/2012 6:34:09 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The only thing a straight white man gets in this country is the blame for everything.)
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To: HopeandGlory
And rounding out the top three....Nana Hope bags the bronze!!


33 posted on 04/12/2012 6:36:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer
Good evening, Sky!

*HUGS*

I love the photo. Are those domestic 'Roos?



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 04/12/2012 6:38:07 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
Aloha, Shipmate! Hope all is well with you! I think I'm finally turning the corner with my legs - had an extremely vigorous PT last night. Legs still feel weak, but I'm pulling a lot more performance out of them. Have to work in more treadmill at home.



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)

35 posted on 04/12/2012 6:42:39 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: beachn4fun

Good evening, beachy...((HUGS))...I tried to work, but only made it til noon.

Completed the #1 project on my list, so came home. I’m between naps. d:o)

Have a restful Friday.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 6:42:39 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, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this evening! Looks like you are almost as warm as we were down here today - we topped out around 55-60 this afternoon. Looks like our brief Winter is over.



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)

37 posted on 04/12/2012 6:47:53 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: beachn4fun

I know you've already gone
but...early happy Friday!
Have a great weekend! :)
Great thread...thanks for your hard work!

38 posted on 04/12/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: beachn4fun; HopeandGlory

Have you noticed it always happens when there is a FReepathon going on?

Hmmmmm....a “gentle” hint from da Boss to pay as ya go? :D


39 posted on 04/12/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Spc. Antonio C. Burnside, USA, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, KIA Afghanistan 6Apr 2012



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps






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)

40 posted on 04/12/2012 7:10:06 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
Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...I'm still iffy, but between naps.

It's a tad overcast, but sunny and melting. Glad your winter is over and you can get to your garden.

Growing anything besides beautiful flowers?

41 posted on 04/12/2012 7:15:42 PM PDT 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))...how’s your sun?

Still looking to get close to 50 for the weekend, but still freezing at night. They are starting the street cleaning of the main roads. Dust is EVERYWHERE!


42 posted on 04/12/2012 7:22:56 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
I will probably grow tomatoes and peppers again this season. It's all a question of how much cooperation I can get from the boys - just can't handle it myself at this stage. Even if I were in perfect health, I'm at work all day. The Toms and Peps need to be watered twice daily in the heat of summer - they can get incinerated in a single 100 degree afternoon. The roses and other ornamental plants I will of course keep going. I may need to replace a couple of plants this year - just noticed this evening that my French Tarragon is apparently not coming back. C'est la vie!



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 04/12/2012 7:27:38 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: The Mayor

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

Is your winter all gone? We still have several feet of snow left in the yard.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Thank you for the thread!!


45 posted on 04/12/2012 7:31:36 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Jack Leslie Stanley, British Army, Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), Died 8Apr2012 of Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan Feb2012






I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



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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)

46 posted on 04/12/2012 7:33:01 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: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Ma’am!


47 posted on 04/12/2012 7:35:07 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…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 7:38:49 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; 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)

49 posted on 04/12/2012 7:39:38 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
Aloha Doc!

I've been following your progress and am rootin' for you. Try the treadmill but nothing will ever beat a walk in the park on a warm spring day.

Your hopes are my hopes, Brother.
50 posted on 04/12/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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