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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday Favorites ~ 21 December 2012
December 20, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/20/2012 6:05:47 PM PST 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.

Fabulous FRiday
FAVORITES

Tell us about your favorite Christmas present(s)
or memory.

Only four more days before Christmas
No shaking, sniffing, or trying to pry off the tape on the presents under the tree.
Santa will know. He sees you went you're sleeping.

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 12/20/2012 6:05:56 PM PST by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun
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


2 posted on 12/20/2012 6:06:41 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

PING~A~LING!

Off to bed,darlings.

See you early in the morning.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 6:07:05 PM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun
Aloha Beachy! ((HUGS))
4 posted on 12/20/2012 6:07:38 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: beachn4fun

Hi/bye Early Bird! See ya in the morning! :)


5 posted on 12/20/2012 6:08:53 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: HopeandGlory

Top 5?


6 posted on 12/20/2012 6:11:09 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: beachn4fun
Good night and rest well, beachy...((HUGS))


7 posted on 12/20/2012 6:11:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 12/20/2012 6:15:16 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





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).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




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!!!!!!!








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)

9 posted on 12/20/2012 6:15:25 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


10 posted on 12/20/2012 6:17:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory

Nana Hope is 1st!!

11 posted on 12/20/2012 6:28:35 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Hawaii is 2nd!!

12 posted on 12/20/2012 6:30:39 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

Luv is 3rd!!

13 posted on 12/20/2012 6:32:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: fidelis

fidelis is 4th!!

14 posted on 12/20/2012 6:33:08 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




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering a Hand Salute to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








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)

15 posted on 12/20/2012 6:35:17 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Mac is 5th!!

16 posted on 12/20/2012 6:37:31 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; 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
Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

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)

17 posted on 12/20/2012 6:39:35 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
Mr. Ruggles was stopped by the police. As the officer was giving him a ticket, he noticed several penguins in the back seat.

"With these animals packed in like that, I should give you another ticket. Take them to the zoo," the officer told the man. A week later, the officer stopped the same car.

Seeing the penguins still in the back, he said, "didn't I tell you to take the penguins to the zoo last week?"

"Yes sir, and I did." the man told the officer.

"This week I'm taking them to the beach"
18 posted on 12/20/2012 6:44:17 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; All

It's only about 4 miles to Elmendorf and it is zero degrees at my house now.

Any low temp records for you lately, JJ?


19 posted on 12/20/2012 6:47:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

20 posted on 12/20/2012 6:55:35 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 6:56:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska

Favorite memory ...Nana’s sister got stuck at home, so we packed up Christmas dinner and drove 70 miles to take it to her and her family.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 6:59:18 PM PST by HiJinx (Bring back public hangings!)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha and good afternoon, Hawaii...((HUGS))

Clear and cold today, and sunny and COLD.

Hope you are feeling better....colds are a pain in the neck.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 7:14:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...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


Sweet Words

December 21, 2012

Scott had always admired the relationship between Ken and Phyllis, his wife’s parents. So he asked them one day what made their marriage work. Ken replied, “You need to keep it sweet!”

A friend of mine concludes many of her notes to me and my husband and other friends with these words: “Remember to be good to each other.”

That’s great advice from both of them about being kind. The daily stresses of life can easily cause us to get irritable with our spouses or with others. We pick at the little annoyances or criticize minor habits. We blurt out harmful, unkind words without thinking.

The book of Proverbs gives us counsel about the words we use with others. It says, “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles” (21:23). And there are these warnings: “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (18:21); and “Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing” (12:18 niv). Ken’s advice about “keeping it sweet” reminds me of Proverbs 16:24, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.”

Lord, fill our hearts with words that will be a blessing to others today.

Instead of hurling angry words
That wound and stir up strife,
Use words of kindness, filled with love,
That heal and nourish life. —Sper
Kind hearts are the gardens; kind thoughts are the roots; kind words are the flowers; kind deeds are the fruits.

Read: Proverbs 16:19-24

Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering. —Colossians 3:12
Bible in a Year:
1 Peter 3-5


24 posted on 12/20/2012 7:21:49 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: beachn4fun






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


25 posted on 12/20/2012 7:22:25 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Good evening, Luv...((HUGS))

You made it through another day....are you open, and working, every day til Christmas?

Are the guys getting more frantic?


26 posted on 12/20/2012 7:23:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: fidelis

You made it, fidelis...good job. Happy almost Christmas.


27 posted on 12/20/2012 7:28:59 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

Yay!!! I did it...

I didn’t KNOW I did it, but I did it! :)

Thanks! Love the kitties! :)


28 posted on 12/20/2012 7:35:16 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: beachn4fun
Thank you for this evenings fun thread Beachbabe! *Hugs*

Ok...when I was about 5 or 6 yrs old I asked Santa for a camera. Well, come Christmas morning my older brother got a camera from Santa.

I was sooooo certain that Santa had inadvertently made an error that I pitched such a fit & plead my case until my poor brother had to relinquish his camera to me.

Silly Santa making such an mistake! As if!!! :)

29 posted on 12/20/2012 7:38:11 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yep, we’re open till 6pm on Christmas eve. Luckily, I get off at 1:30pm so I can enjoy being with hubby and my MIL who is going to be visiting.

There are LOTS of guys! It’s good that a lot of the galz gave them specific instructions about what to get. LOL!


30 posted on 12/20/2012 7:40:08 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how’s the plumbing project?

All parts and pieces in place and doing their jobs?

The electrician won’t be here til next Thursday, which is good because I will be off for more errands. I just moved the toaster to another counter so my Dad can have toast.


31 posted on 12/20/2012 7:44:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx

What a great memory...”flexiblity”, a great attitude, and a really good memory maker. You did good!

My family has always been flexible, but I remember back in high school some friends with no flexibility at all. I don’t remember the “goal”, but 2 of my friends parents said NO to something that came up “because dinner was already made”....they missed out. My Mom just put dinner in the fridge.


32 posted on 12/20/2012 7:50:07 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

Thanks Kathy! Happy almost Christmas to all. :)


33 posted on 12/20/2012 7:51:53 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: SandRat

WTG, Mr Ruggles....a well rounded education for those penguins. LOL!

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...you and Maddi have a good day?


34 posted on 12/20/2012 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: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...I and Maddi had a good day?
I even got some painting in the computer room done.


35 posted on 12/20/2012 7:57:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen ping....."Fabulous FRiday Favorites".


36 posted on 12/20/2012 7:58:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen ping....."Fabulous FRiday Favorites".


37 posted on 12/20/2012 7:59:07 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; beachn4fun
I can't think of a specific gift that I would call a favorite, but my favorite memories of Christmas are very old - until I was 4 years old, I lived in my great-grandmother's house in Aldan, PA with her, my grandmother, several uncles and my parents.

My great grandmother was an imperious woman, but I was her fair-haired boy. Our house was a large brick house with twelve-foot ceilings. Our Christmas trees reached the ceiling, and sometimes traveled along the ceiling for a foot or two. The tree was always in the foyer, a beautiful wood-paneled room with a Tiffany lamp on the table. Every Christmas, it was girded about by presents.

But the focus wasn't on the presents - it was on the family, which had been through so much - the Depression and WWII. If you've ever read or heard "A Child's Christmas In Wales" by Dylan Thomas, you know what I'm talking about.

They were idyllic Christmases in the late 40's and early fifties. We moved away from Philly in 1951, but came back every Christmas for as long as my great-grandmother lived.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

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)

38 posted on 12/20/2012 7:59:11 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Canteen ping....."Fabulous FRiday Favorites".


39 posted on 12/20/2012 7:59:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Back shortly...gotta get “Thursday Night Dinner Out” for my folks.


40 posted on 12/20/2012 8:00:42 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0500 Reveille approaches relentlessly.

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer, already mounts the parapet.

Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!



All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


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!









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)

41 posted on 12/20/2012 8:02:48 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Play and kill the odd. I am working hard to keep those reindeer’s in tact. Fairbanks wishes the best.


42 posted on 12/20/2012 8:07:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: beachn4fun

That would have been my first guitar, 49 years ago. A HUGE arch-top Harmony from Sears with 1/4 action!

It took 47 years to get a Les paul, but it was worth the wait.


43 posted on 12/20/2012 8:07:35 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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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.


44 posted on 12/20/2012 8:41:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Nite, Early Bird! See ya on the “last day”! LOL!


45 posted on 12/20/2012 8:42:17 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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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.
46 posted on 12/20/2012 8:46:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: eyedigress; ConorMacNessa
Good evening, eye...((HUGS))...I hope you are a little warmer.

A whole lot of cold spells going on. It's -1 at my house.


47 posted on 12/20/2012 8:54:11 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
A whole lot of cold spells going on

Much like the winter of 1975-76. Bitter cold, little snow and major glaciation problems.

48 posted on 12/20/2012 8:58:35 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: tomkow6; acad1228; Allegra; Army Air Corps; Arrowhead1952; bannie; beachn4fun; BIGLOOK; ...

Your Kitty Katz, "voices" & all the rest of us want to wish you a very happy belated bithday Thomas! Many happy returns of the day! *Hugs*

49 posted on 12/20/2012 8:59:11 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. Is any of the ugly, stormy weather headed for you?

Are you home for Christmas? Traveling? Entertaining family/company? ((HUGS))


50 posted on 12/20/2012 9:01:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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