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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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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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