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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday
April 27, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:01:20 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 1930.

The 30's were a time when the depression
caused by the wall street crash in late 1929
caused the world to undergo a fundamental change in lifestyles,
and as part of the change some new radical politics
became popular as seen in the rise of Fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism

The 30's also provided a strange phenomenon never repeated
where bank robbers and murderers were thought of as celebrities (a sort of modern Robin Hood)
which in truthfulness they did not rob from the rich
to give to the poor just to rob and murder any who got in their way.

In 1930 average new house cost $7,145.00
In 1930 a gallon of gas was 10 cents
In 1930 the average cost of new car was $640.00
In 1930 the average income per year was $1,970.00
The wearing of Sunglasses became popular in the 30's
Childrens thirties options included Mickey Mouse, more streamlined pedal cars, and a wide range of wind up cars, trucks and even a wind up Popeye.
Action Comics continued to grow and Superman is seen in a comic for the first time

New Master Deluxe Chevrolet with improved master blue flame engine,
pressure steam oiling, cable brakes and shock proof steering = $560

The Film Wizard of OZ
Gone with the Wind

Some of the Most Well Known Movie Stars of the Thirties

Clark Gable couple of his films from the 30's
Gone with the Wind and Mutiny on the Bounty
Shirley Temple couple of her films from the 30's
Stand Up and Cheer! and Bright Eyes

Baseball

National Baseball Hall of Fame starts with the first players to be chosen
Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson and Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio starts his career at the New York Yankees taking the crown over from Babe Ruth who retires.
To help with falling attendance due to the depression, night games are started.
Live Radio broadcasts of baseball games begin to encourage fans to help sell tickets

Inventions The Year Invented Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )

Ballpoint Pen ----- 1938 Hungary by Laszlo Biró - also called a biro (UK)
BBC Television ----- 1932 England first regular TV broadcasts (London)
Catseyes ----- 1934 England by Percy Shaw - for lighting roads
Electric Razor ----- 1931 USA by Jacob Schick
Electron Microscope ----- 1933 Germany by Ernst Ruska
Frequency Modulation FM ----- 1939 USA by Edwin H Armstrong - sound by radio waves
Helicopter ----- 1936 Germany by Heinrich Focke
Jet Engine ----- 1930 England by Frank Whittle
Nylon ----- 1931 USA by Wallace Corothers - artificial silk
Magnetic Recording ----- 1936 USA audio tapes
Photocopier ----- 1938 USA by Chester Carlson
Polaroid ----- 1932 USA by Edwin Herbert Land
Radar (for Aircraft) ----- 1935 Scotland by Robert Watson-Watt
Radio Telescope ----- 1932 USA by Karl Jansky
Sticky Tape ----- 1930 USA

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: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Cold and wet yesterday, warm and sunny today and on both days we've had two cruise ships in harbor. Actually we've had at least one for the past ten days. Either the cruise lines are offering a helluva deal or folks are thinking this might be their last chance.

Went out with my son the other day to toss a football around at Moku Ola with my son and his new squeeze. Noticed that a couple of plovers decided that our weather was as nice right now as Kons's.
41 posted on 04/26/2012 7:24:26 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Publius
"Pandro Berman, the producer, told Gershwin he didn't need to bother with the musical numbers that linked the scenes. They would be handed to a lesser composer."

Good for George Gershwin - I like a guy who's willing to handle what some may regard as the more mundane aspects of a work. If one doesn't take care of the "minor details", who can trust the integrity of the opus?



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 04/26/2012 7:28:50 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; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!




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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)

43 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:53 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

Awesome thread, Beachy! Loved reading about all the 1930’s stuff!

Sweet dreams, Early Bird! See ya in the mornin’! (((hugs)))


44 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:48 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa
How here is Frank Capra's comic touch with Clark Gable in one of his rare comic roles, with Claudette Colbert.

The Guide to Hitchhiking from "It Happened One Night"

This was the movie that made Gable a star. Louie Mayer had loaned Gable to Harry Cohn at Columbia as punishment, and the movie put Gable in the position of demanding whatever he wanted from Mayer when he got back to MGM.

45 posted on 04/26/2012 7:36:59 PM PDT by Publius
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To: BIGLOOK

Must have been fun tossing the ball around with you son...shades of days gone by.

We continue in the mid 50s in the daytime, but are still freezing at night, altho not by much. Lonesome plover? Girl friend?


46 posted on 04/26/2012 7:38:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers: "Night and Day"
47 posted on 04/26/2012 7:39:21 PM PDT by Publius
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To: All

50?


48 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All

50?


49 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: All

50?


50 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sounds like your road repair gangs are going to be busy especially if it rains because of the warm days and freezing nights.

Don't know if it was Lonesome.....he would have hung around to chat. But this harbor has had so few Plovers and Sand Pipers this winter, they may be coming back again to fatten up on crab meat and pipi'i before the dash north.
51 posted on 04/26/2012 7:52:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Publius

Good stuff tonight, maestro! :)

LOVED Stardust!


52 posted on 04/26/2012 8:05:44 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.


53 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Thank you! Love that pair! Was just watching another of theirs via Facebook! LOL!


54 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:48 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: BIGLOOK

I’m hoping that the next week gets us out of the freezing mode all together. It’s still early, but I can hope.

Now that winter is over, construction season begins...dust EVERYWHERE! There is a MAJOR widening, etc, going down the street from where I work. It’s going from one lane each way to 2 lanes each way and a middle turning lane. It’s to become a main road to get from west to east and back again. There are still too few of those. We will see.


55 posted on 04/26/2012 8:52:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...another great comparison picture.

Been flying lately?


56 posted on 04/26/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Yup!


57 posted on 04/26/2012 9:23:15 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I've been to the mainland and have seen road work during the warmer months and they usually finish up in the season they begin. In Hawaii, all months are warm but I won't go into the construction and repair projects over here. It would take too loooooooooooong. And then some.
58 posted on 04/26/2012 9:33:30 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...I forgot to inquire....when is the recital? You said you were close.

How many kids? What instruments?

A wonderful Friday to you and Linda.


59 posted on 04/26/2012 9:34:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

We have 2 seasons: winter and construction. Having construction going on all year would drive me insane.

Up until last year there were very few alternative routes, east-west or north-south. One each direction was a huge help for me and my commute.


60 posted on 04/26/2012 9:55:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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