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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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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

Glad to see you this evening!

"Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.




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)

61 posted on 04/12/2012 8:17:55 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; 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)

62 posted on 04/12/2012 8:19:44 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; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; AZamericonnie; All
Do I remember the 'Old Days'? Yeah.....even from when I was in short pants and listened to an AM radio in a number of places from here to there. Relative's kitchens, Navy stations and others....

Of course I'm not really old yet, am I?
63 posted on 04/12/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; AZamericonnie; All
Do I remember the 'Old Days'? Yeah.....even from when I was in short pants and listened to an AM radio in a number of places from here to there. Relative's kitchens, Navy stations and others....

Of course I'm not really old yet, am I?
64 posted on 04/12/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa

Howdy...and good night, Conor! (((hugs)))

Always good to see you, too. Glad your PT seems to be working! :)....even though I’m sure it seems like torture at times!


65 posted on 04/12/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I am really glad to hear of your continued forward progress...very cool! It is always nice to see hard work rewarded. *HUGS*


66 posted on 04/12/2012 8:31:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Nah! You’re just gettin’ started, Big Guy! :)


67 posted on 04/12/2012 8:36:31 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W
OORAH, LADIES, AND GOOD NIGHT!!!

I look forward to seeing you on the morrow!



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)

68 posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:00 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

Winter has been gone for quite a while. We have had a few days in the hi 70’s then back to normal of 40’s and 50’s. All in all a good winter and so far good spring. I only plowed 3 times.. : )


69 posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:15 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: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))...how are things in your part of Texas? We have lots of melting going on.


70 posted on 04/12/2012 8:48:17 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

Howdy, Kathy! ((((hugs)))

Well, it’s still pretty dry and it is in the 80s now. We did
our weekly hand watering tonight. I sure wish it would rain
a lot so we could stop this.

I guess it’s time for the spring melt, huh. Hope you have a
nice spring and summer up there! :)


71 posted on 04/12/2012 8:58:11 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


72 posted on 04/12/2012 9:06:14 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; BIGLOOK; The Mayor; HopeandGlory; beachn4fun; LUV W

OH MY GOSH!

Got a new modem today cuz mine was 7 years old & those on my network were having troubles.

Well....then I couldn’t connect to the internet so Sonboy went & bought a new router as it was old as well (and messing with their gaming).

Did everything I know of & still couldn’t connect. Called the cable provider & appearantly they had to change me in their system. And why didn’t they tell me that when I bought the new modem??? Hummmmmmm????

Would have saved me & Sonboy a lot of frustration! Ha!

So...now it’s after 9’oclock, still in my work clothes & no dinner made.

Surely there’s an agency for compensation for this situation these days! ;-}


73 posted on 04/12/2012 9:12:44 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Spc Antonio C Burnside, USA
1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion,
1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division


Amazing Grace

74 posted on 04/12/2012 9:18:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
75 posted on 04/12/2012 9:22:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Happy Birthday E.G.C. & many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*


76 posted on 04/12/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie
OMG! AZ, what a harrowing evening....

I hate it when you work so hard at something and finally someone tells you they have the missing step! *HUGS*

Glad to see you are back in charge.

77 posted on 04/12/2012 9:32:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All

Rest In Peace our Heroes

Il Silenzio

Let Them In St. Peter

78 posted on 04/12/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’m not an idiot but sure felt like one tonight! LOL

Are you feeling better now?


79 posted on 04/12/2012 9:40:25 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie

Shoot, same thing happened to me when I last changed out my router and modem. I forgot the other end of the network - my ISP provider - had to be informed of the change in equipment and MAC addresses.

Glad you’re back online, Connie! You’d sure be missed here pretty quickly...


80 posted on 04/12/2012 9:43:29 PM PDT by HiJinx
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