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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday ~ 6 July 2012
July 5, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 07/05/2012 5:58:35 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.

MUSIC NIGHT
To keep you all in the mood
for the music thread
Fabulous FRiday presents

THE FOUR TOPS

The Four Tops ~ an American vocal quartet,
whose repertoire has included doo-wop,
jazz, soul music, R&B, disco,
adult contemporary, hard rock, and showtunes.

Lead singer Levi Stubbs
(born Levi Stubbles, a cousin of Jackie Wilson
and brother of The Falcons' Joe Stubbs),

groupmates
Abdul "Duke" Fakir,
Renaldo "Obie" Benson
and Lawrence Payton

The four remained together
from 1953 until 1997 without a single change
in personnel.

A change of line-up was finally forced upon the group
when Lawrence Payton died on June 20, 1997.


(click graphic)
#1 in 1965

A Few Hits

"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)"
"Reach Out I'll Be There"
"Standing in the Shadows of Love"
"Bernadette"
"Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)"

TRIVIA

In December 1988, The Tops had been scheduled to board Pan Am Flight 103
to return to the U.S. for Christmas after completing their European tour.
However, they were late getting out of a recording session and overslept,
causing them to miss the ill-fated flight
which crashed in Lockerbie, Scotland,
after a terrorist bomb was detonated onboard.

The Four Tops sang the National Anthem
before the start of game 5 for the 2011 ALCS
between the Texas Rangers & Detroit Tigers
on October 13, 2011 in Detroit, MI.
When singing the last line of "The Star Spangled Banner",
"...and the home of the brave",
they quickly sang the words "Ain't No country Like the One I Got",
before singing the last word, "brave".

A few Awards

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1990)
Vocal Group Hall of Fame (1999)
Hollywood Walk Of Fame (1997)
Grammy Hall Of Fame (Reach Out I'll Be There-1998)
Billboard Magazine Top 100 Artists of All Time(#77)
100 Greatest Artists of All Time (#79-Rolling Stone Magazine)


(click graphic)
#1 in 1966

Come on in and dig some Motown sounds.

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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41 posted on 07/05/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well, I am working *a* race. More precisely, 14 races (six race groups, four of which each get two and two who get three). Plus a few qualifying sessions. :) I’m actually chief of the flagging crew for Saturday and Sunday, but with the roster I have for this weekend I’m pretty sure I’ll be on a corner.


42 posted on 07/05/2012 6:54:04 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on...)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...cute kitty, and lucky! Thanks to the NSWPD for the rescue.

You can’t really hide one of those red cars. LOL!

Sent from my iPad


43 posted on 07/05/2012 6:56:41 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: beachn4fun

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


Stop!

July 6, 2012

Life is a busy enterprise. It seems there are always more things to do, places to go, and people to meet. And while none of us would want a life without meaningful things to do, the fast pace threatens to rob us of the quietness that we need.

When we’re driving a car, stop signs and other signs warning us to slow down are reminders that to be safe we can’t have our foot on the accelerator all the time. We need those kinds of reminders in all aspects of our lives.

The psalmist clearly knew the importance of times of calm and quiet. God Himself “rested” on the seventh day. And with more messages to preach and more people to heal, Jesus went apart from the crowds and rested a while (Matt. 14:13; Mark 6:31). He knew it wasn’t wise to accelerate through life with our gas gauge registering on “weary” all the time.

When was the last time you could echo the psalmist’s words, “I have calmed and quieted my soul”? (Ps. 131:2). Put up a stop sign at the intersection of your busy life. Find a place to be alone. Turn off the distractions that keep you from listening to God’s voice, and let Him speak to you as you read His Word. Let Him refresh your heart and mind with the strength to live life well for His glory.

Life can make me weary and stressed at times.
I want to stop right now though, Lord, and take the time
to quiet my soul before You. Speak to me from
Your Word. Please refresh me.
Stop and take a break from the busyness of life so that you can refuel your soul.

Read: Psalm 131

I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. —Psalm 131:2
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 129-132


44 posted on 07/05/2012 6:57:29 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
The four remained together from 1953 until 1997 without a single change in personnel.

What a stunning statistic....congratulations to the Four Tops.

45 posted on 07/05/2012 6:59:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: beachn4fun

I am off for home....be back shortly.


46 posted on 07/05/2012 7:00:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Well darn, we have a (non-military) celebrity here and I didn’t even know it

(wink)


47 posted on 07/05/2012 7:10:06 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Safe trip.

I’ve got to sign off. After 10 here and bed is calling.

(good thing I’m off tomorrow)

HUGS


48 posted on 07/05/2012 7:13:28 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.)
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To: beachn4fun

Trying to beat the heat Beachie. We had a loverly rain yesterday which actually cooled things off a bit. We are only expected to hit about 109 tomorrow. However monsoon season has kicked in so that means the dreaded HUMIDITY! Argggghhh


49 posted on 07/05/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor ((HUGS))

Thanks for the good WORD!


50 posted on 07/05/2012 7:15:59 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.)
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To: AZamericonnie

UGH! Yes, dreaded humidity...can really make things worse.
Especially 109 temps.

Gotta hit the bed. Have a great evening.


51 posted on 07/05/2012 7:19:04 PM PDT by beachn4fun (Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.)
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To: beachn4fun

Sweetest of dreams Beachie & thank you so much for all you do for the troops & the fun you bring for us all!


52 posted on 07/05/2012 7:29:02 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: beachn4fun
Good night and rest well, beachy...((HUGS))

Try to stay cool.


53 posted on 07/05/2012 7:53:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Sorry for my extended absence - I've been hobnobbing with some Marines on another forum.

Sorry your payroll was such an ordeal - I figured that a Wednesday holiday would not be tasty for you. Put your feet up and have a nice glass of wine!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 07/05/2012 8:06:37 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; ...


THE SOLDIER’S CODE




Gen Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses troops of the 101st Airborne Division 5Jun1944 prior to D-Day Normandy

The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

55 posted on 07/05/2012 8:15:57 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, Hawaii...((HUGS))...sickness update?

Did you get to see the fireworks last night?


56 posted on 07/05/2012 8:15:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: beachn4fun


Rest easy, Beachy, and may Angels guard thee ‘til morning!


Angels Guard Thee – John McCormack








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

57 posted on 07/05/2012 8:19:40 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

Great thread, Early Bird! FR givin’ ya problems! It looked good to me! See ya in the morning! :)


58 posted on 07/05/2012 8:23:18 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...

I just raised my flag today for the first time ever
...and,yes, I had tears in my eyes.
God bless America!

59 posted on 07/05/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hobnobbing with the Marines is a good thing. d:o)

How was your work day? Feeling any better?

I’m hearing the heat is beyond hot and oppressive back there. Be VERY, VERY careful!!


60 posted on 07/05/2012 8:31:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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