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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~

GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln




 

 



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1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:32 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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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


3 posted on 11/21/2012 6:01:20 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Happy Thanksgiving Night Owl!
4 posted on 11/21/2012 6:05:37 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


5 posted on 11/21/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


6 posted on 11/21/2012 6:09:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping for today....."Happy Thanksgiving 2012!!"


7 posted on 11/21/2012 6:10:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK; Kathy in Alaska

Meep Meep!


8 posted on 11/21/2012 6:10:43 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Hey, Ms. B.

(GENTLE HUG & CHASTE SMOOCH)

A little classical Thanksgiving music tonight.

Feeling any better?

9 posted on 11/21/2012 6:12:06 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you. ((HUGS))


10 posted on 11/21/2012 6:16:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Well, garsh.

(BLUSH BLUSH)

(HUGS BACK)

(ALWAYS HAPPY TO BE HUGGED)

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

11 posted on 11/21/2012 6:17:52 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening Kathy. Waiting for the daughter and SIL to get here for Thanksgiving. Wife called a few minutes ago and said she was at the airport waiting for them to arrive.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:06 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: HopeandGlory
A Happy Thanksgiving to you, Nana Hope, and thanks for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.

Turkey at home? Traveling for a family gathering?

13 posted on 11/21/2012 6:18:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
LOL!!!!

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14 posted on 11/21/2012 6:19:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Thanksgiving!

(((HUGS TO ALL)))))


15 posted on 11/21/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving, Hawaii...((HUGS))


16 posted on 11/21/2012 6:25:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; LUV W

Well, Ladies.....I got a single post only one day. Now we are back to triples.


17 posted on 11/21/2012 6:27:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN
Meep! Meep!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mike, and Jake and Minette and Gretchen.


18 posted on 11/21/2012 6:31:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman; AZamericonnie; HiJinx; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; ...


2Cr 9:10 He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2Cr 9:11 You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.
2Cr 9:12 For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

You must have held your mouth just right that day! LOL!

It’s worth repeating, though. :)


20 posted on 11/21/2012 6:40:10 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good evening, Arrowhead, and Happy Thanksgiving to you all. ((HUGS))

All your preparations under control?

Have a wonderful day with your family.


21 posted on 11/21/2012 6:42:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Thank You, LUV and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.


22 posted on 11/21/2012 6:46:25 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: LUV W

One of my Favorites!
Happy Thanksgiving, LUV W!


23 posted on 11/21/2012 6:48:27 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SkyDancer
Merry Thanksgiving, Janey...((HUGS))


24 posted on 11/21/2012 6:49:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; AZamericonnie; mylife; Old Sarge; txradioguy; PROCON; SandRat; jackv; ...
Good Evening To The Canteen


Giving Thanks For My Blessings
~Thinking Of Those Far From Home Serving Our Country~

25 posted on 11/21/2012 6:52:52 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


The Joy Of A Generous God

November 22, 2012

Recently I walked into a hotel lobby that featured the largest arrangement of fresh flowers I have ever seen. It was bursting with color, perfectly arranged, and its fragrance was amazing. It stopped me in my tracks, and I lingered for a moment to admire its beauty. It made me think that there is something about abundance that captures our hearts. Think of the inviting beauty of a bowl overflowing with colorful fruit, or a countertop covered with three or four pies ready for enjoyment after a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.

The joy of abundance reminds me of the generosity of God. He makes our cup overflow (Ps. 23:5); He “is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Eph. 3:20); His grace is sufficient for any difficulty that life brings our way (2 Cor. 12:9); and it is He who kills the fatted calf and calls for the best robe when the prodigal returns (see Luke 15:20-24). No wonder the psalmist rejoices: “How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house” (Ps. 36:7-8). Our God is abundantly good. Let’s overflow with praise for His many blessings.

Lord, thank You for the reminder that far from
being stingy You bless us with good things in
abundance. Thank You for Your presence and
the comfort of the promises in Your Word.
Keep praising God from whom all blessings flow.

Read: Psalm 36:5-12

They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. —Psalm 36:8
Bible in a Year:
Romans 12-16


26 posted on 11/21/2012 6:52:52 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML...((HUGS))

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Linda. Gonna have some turkey?


27 posted on 11/21/2012 6:53:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Good evening Linda. I talked to my cousin Linda today and we both broke into tears. She is beside herself from the loss of her brother. We hugged each other for quite a time, but the pain will last for much, much longer.


28 posted on 11/21/2012 6:57:01 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All








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
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








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)

29 posted on 11/21/2012 6:57:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W
For Thanksgiving, I like to listen to the Second Symphony of Charles Ives.

Charlie is best known among financiers as one of the founders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York. It was Ives who invented the concept of life insurance as a tool of estate planning. He was a busy and successful insurance executive for his almost 80 years of life.

He was a Connecticut man by birth (1874), from Danbury. His father had been a rather dissolute Army bandmaster during the Civil War, and the old man had been court-martialed for drunkenness on more than one occasion. But he gave Charlie a sound foundation in music. The old man would play a tune on the violin in one key, and he expected Charlie to sing along with it one half-tone higher.

Charlie got his music degree at Yale during a period when the department was dominated by Germans. By day he worked in downtown Manhattan in the insurance game, and at night and on weekends he composed. Ives also worked as a church organist in Manhattan and proved to be a gifted arranger of hymns. At night in Manhattan, he would pop in at clubs in Harlem and sit down at the piano and accompany.

Charlie wanted to prove to himself that he could write a Romantic symphony in the tradition of Brahms and Dvorak. His Second Symphony from 1902 contains snippets of those composers plus Wagner, hymns, folk songs, the songs of Stephen Foster, and college tunes from Yale. It was ignored until 1951, when Leonard Bernstein conducted the premiere with the New York Philharmonic. It became a huge hit. Ives listened to it at home by radio and was so moved that he left the room to avoid people seeing him cry.

It’s technically in five movements, but it’s really in three.

The first movement has a long introduction in B minor, followed by a really abrupt modulation to A-flat Major for a movement in sonata format. The introduction features a snippet from Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto and another from the finale of Brahms’ First Symphony. You’ll also recognize “Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean” on horns against Bach on strings.

The first movement contains references to “Bringing in the Sheaves”, “Where are the Verdant Freshmen”, “Little Brown Jug”, and Wagner’s “Magic Fire Music” from The Valkyrie.

The slow movement in F Major contains snippets of “America the Beautiful”, the slow movement of Dvorak’s Sixth Symphony, and a host of folk tunes and hymns. See if you can spot them!

The finale begins with the same B minor introduction that started the work, but this time it’s drastically abridged. It executes an abrupt modulation to F Major for the finale itself, again in sonata format. This time the snippets quoted come from “Camptown Races”, “Turkey in the Straw”, “Anchors Aweigh”, “Columbia the Gem of the Ocean”, and “Reveille”. At the coda, he plays all these themes on top of each other, and the end is the musical equivalent of an exploding cigar. Audiences laugh and applaud at the same time.

Ives: Symphony #2 (Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the Concertbebouw of Amsterdam)

30 posted on 11/21/2012 7:00:16 PM PST by Publius (Will comply with 10-289 for food.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy. We are ready for the “kids” to come home for a few days and then send them back home. To bad they don’t have kids so we can spoil them and send them back home too.


31 posted on 11/21/2012 7:02:40 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Diver Dave

Thank you Dave! :)


32 posted on 11/21/2012 7:03:47 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MEG33

Good evening Meg and ((((HUGS))). Waiting for the daughter and SIL to get here. Pup is out for now, but waiting for the door to open. Blessings to all the troops and their supporters.


33 posted on 11/21/2012 7:06:41 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: left that other site

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)


34 posted on 11/21/2012 7:09:40 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; Squantos; mylife; humblegunner; Eaker; TheMom
Greetings & Salutations

Happy Thanksgiving!

35 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:45 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy. Happy Holiday.


36 posted on 11/21/2012 7:13:02 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Hi, Arrow....it’s good that you and Linda have each other and can hug and cry together during this incredibly hard and heartbreaking time for the family. God rest her dear brother’s soul.


37 posted on 11/21/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Diver Dave
Good evening, Dave, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Turkey at your house? Traveling?


38 posted on 11/21/2012 7:28:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Liberty Valance

Happy Thanksgiving to you and God bless you and our troops!


39 posted on 11/21/2012 7:31:47 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Thank you..I am at my daughter’s..more family coming tomorrow..I am blessed.


40 posted on 11/21/2012 7:32:45 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep. Will be going to a student’s home tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner.

I was told to “bring my Bass”

That would be an instrument, not a fish. LOL


41 posted on 11/21/2012 7:33:28 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: LUV W

I needed some old-fashioned, avuncular, retro Americana to raise my spirits.

Or maybe some spirits to raise my spirits.

Whatever.


42 posted on 11/21/2012 7:35:40 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Publius

Very nice! :)


43 posted on 11/21/2012 7:50:56 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site

Well, I can handle the first one! :)

I guess you’re own on for the spirits. LOL!


44 posted on 11/21/2012 7:54:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv, and Happy Thanksgiving...((HUGS))

Biscuits on the morning menu? Going out?

I tried to get my Mom to go out, but she would rather be home.


45 posted on 11/21/2012 7:54:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
In first....Publius!!


46 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

My “spirits” never go beyond the grape.

Small time! LOL!


47 posted on 11/21/2012 7:58:56 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: HopeandGlory
In second....Nana Hope!!


48 posted on 11/21/2012 7:59:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
The old man would play a tune on the violin in one key, and he expected Charlie to sing along with it one half-tone higher.

As a music teacher, performing artist, and composer, I HAVE to say that THAT is seriously weird.
49 posted on 11/21/2012 8:03:10 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: BIGLOOK
In third....Hawaii!!


50 posted on 11/21/2012 8:04:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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