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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GIVING ~ 23 December 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/22/2012 5:03:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

GIVING


There is a story of two young men who were working their way through Stanford University. The day came when they were broke, and something had to be done. One of them had an idea. They would engage the great Paderewski for a piano recital and put their profits toward their board and tuition. All they had to do was guarantee two thousand dollars.

The recital was held but only sixteen hundred dollars was raised. Following the performance, the two young men went to Paderewski, offered him the $1600 and added a promissory note for $400 which indicated they would earn the balance as quickly as possible and send it to him. "No," replied Paderewski, "that isn't necessary." In addition to tearing up the note, he also gave them back all but 10% of the sixteen hundred dollars.

The years went by, and Paderewski became Premier of Poland. The devastation of World War I descended upon Europe, and he was faced with the prospect of starvation for thousands of people. Only one man could help him, the United States Food Administrator at the time. Soon thousands of tons of food began to arrive in Poland for distribution among the people. Following the gift of life-giving food, Paderewski went to Paris to thank the U.S. Food Administrator for the relief he had sent. The administrator told Paderewski, "That's not necessary, Mr. Paderewski. You don't remember, but you once helped me when I was a student without income or money for food. I never forgot it."

The gifts we give come back to us in many different ways.

CAPT Jane F. Vieira, CHC, USN



 

 



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1 posted on 12/22/2012 5:03:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
The Lord is more powerful than the Mayan Calendar.

We're all still Here!!!

Praise the Lord!!!

2 posted on 12/22/2012 5:08:57 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Plowshare Christmas

December 23, 2012

In his book Christmas 1945, Matthew Litt tells about the first peacetime Christmas celebration in the US after World War II. The New York Daily News alerted readers to expect a fleet of warships in New York Harbor: “Christmas Day will find a mighty armada, consisting of 4 battleships, 6 carriers, 7 cruisers, and 24 destroyers.” But instead of waging war, the military ships hosted 1,000 needy children.

The children’s measurements had been taken previously so that perfectly fitted navy-blue coats and woolen caps would be gift-wrapped and awaiting them aboard the ships. These vessels of war had been transformed into carriers of compassion.

The prophet Isaiah predicted a future day of Christ’s reign of peace on this earth: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore” (2:4). Christmastime serves as a reminder that the Prince of Peace will ultimately bring a time of global calm and compassion.

As we celebrate the first coming of the Prince of Peace and wait for His second coming, we are reminded of our privilege to serve as His “carriers of compassion.”

Lord, You have come and brought peace, and I long to
share Your compassion everywhere I go.
Thank You that this world will know ultimate peace
when You return. Amen.
True peace comes from the Prince of Peace.

Read: Isaiah 2:1-4

They shall beat their swords into plowshares . . . ; neither shall they learn war anymore. —Isaiah 2:4
Bible in a Year:
1 John 1-2


3 posted on 12/22/2012 5:11:11 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: Kathy in Alaska

Early Merry Christmas, Kathy! I bet your place looks wonderful!!


4 posted on 12/22/2012 5:14:23 PM PST by momtothree
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To: SandRat

Praise the Lord indeed! We are all still here.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Sand.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 5:21:00 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

This needs the old song “I’ll be Home for Christmas”, from WWII.


6 posted on 12/22/2012 5:23:15 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor....do you have snow yet?

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Have a wonderful weekend and very Merry Christmas just days away.


7 posted on 12/22/2012 5:26:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: momtothree
And an early Merry Christmas to you, momtothree.

We are very white here, and all the trees are flocked. The Christmas lights that are out are really looking good.

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.


8 posted on 12/22/2012 5:36:58 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; left that other site
“Messiah”

by George Frederick Handel

as performed by The Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of Christopher Hogwood (1982)

Judith Nelson, Sopano 1

Emma Kirkby, Soprano 2

Carolyn Watkinson, Contralto

Paul Elliott, Tenor

David Thomas, Bass

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford directed by Simon Preston

In 1741, George Frederick Handel faced the fact that London audiences were no longer interested in Italian opera. His two latest operas had bombed, and Handel was seriously thinking of leaving England and returning to the German-speaking world.

During Holy Week, London’s theaters were closed, and Charles Jennens, Handel’s favorite librettist, came up with a religious work that could be presented in the theater during that week. An oratorio, which is a religious cantata, would guarantee Handel a full house, which is the goal of every composer who writes music for a living. Handel knew that the authorities would not make an exception for Holy Week even for a religious piece, so the idea went in another direction. Handel decided to take his new work, “Messiah”, to Dublin in the fall of 1741 where it was received with great acclaim.

The first London performance in 1743 got a less pleasant reception. There were objections to using a theater as a venue for the performance of a sacred work and to using operatic singers of dubious personal morality to sing it. Even Jennens had issues with some of Handel’s music, which brought on yet another stroke for poor Handel, who had experienced a major stroke in 1737.

Each time “Messiah” was staged, Handel made adjustments to the score. Sometimes a piece was lengthened or shortened due to artistic instincts. Sometimes it was re-scored for different voice. Sometimes the weakness of a particular singer required a rewrite. Hogwood uses the 1754 Foundling Hospital version, by which time Handel had pretty much stabilized the score.

“Messiah” is written in three acts. Part 1 covers the prologue to Christ’s birth to his entry into Jerusalem. Part 2 covers his suffering, death and resurrection, and the spreading of the gospels by his disciples. Part 3 covers the promise of eternal life. Each part is structured like the act of a Baroque opera.

Jennens’ idea was to use quotes from the Old Testament to explain quotes from the New Testament. Direct narrative is avoided, and no singer has to impersonate Jesus, which would have been considered blasphemous. (The one exception to this was setting the various Passions to music, which Bach did.)

Instruments of that period were quite different from today, as were the performance practices of the Baroque era.

String instruments played with gut strings, not steel. The sound decay rate for gut is more rapid, and that gives the strings a thinner, more plangent quality. Vibrato, which is ubiquitous today, was used only rarely and for expressive effect. At the time, there were a large number of markings in the score for bowing and articulation, most of which have been forgotten over the centuries. After Handel, Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang’s father, wrote the first violin tutorial, which explains in detail just how these various markings are to be played. The period instrument movement has revived these techniques, which are quite different from how string instruments are played today.

The wind instruments had not yet been supercharged and had smaller bores. The (French) horn of the era was the valveless hunting horn, which was unreliable in pitch. Composers of the era used those horns for their humorous effect.

The vocal tradition of the era avoided vibrato, and the lack of vibrato gives the human voice a very different quality. Singers were expected to improvise their own ornamentation using the written score as a guideline. This was especially true in da capo arias which are written in A-B-A structure. The first time through the “A” section, the vocalist was expected to follow the score. The second time through, the vocalist was expected to ornament the written vocal line to show off his or her chops.

Choristers did not include women, and the soprano roles were sung by little boys.

Both orchestras and choruses were small in size.

Speed indications had a different meaning in the Baroque era. All Baroque music is dance music, even religious music. An instruction like allegro indicates a quick dance tempo, and adagio indicates a slower dance tempo. The modern interpretation of these instructions comes from the Victorian era, when many traditions were lost. Hogwood avoids the modern for a Baroque understanding of what these instructions mean.

Part 1

Baroque operas begin with an overture. The format is a slow introduction with dotted notes in duple time, followed by a fugue, followed by a march, gigue or minuet. But Handel knew what he was doing, and he stops the fugue cold with a cadence in E minor, making way for human voice. Note the atmosphere, not so much of joy, but of anticipated joy. At 1:36 the sense of yearning for the Christ figure is palpable.

The purpose of a recitative is to link larger musical numbers and change key. An unaccompanied recitative involves a singer backed by a harpsichord and often cello. An accompanied recitative backs the singer with the string section. “Comfort ye my people” is an accompanied tenor recitative leading into a tenor aria, ‘’Every valley shall be exalted”, where Handel uses the Baroque technique of word painting. Note the music for the words “crooked” and “straight”. Note also the lack of vibrato in Elliott’s rendition and his cadenza at the end backed only by a thin bass line. (The lyrics come from “Isaiah”.)

Handel introduces the chorus, “And the glory of the Lord”, with low voices first, giving him the ability to amplify as the piece goes on. (Isaiah) This leads into an accompanied recitative for bass, “Thus saith the Lord”. (Haggai & Malachi)

Every Baroque opera had a big production number in each act, and a soprano aria, “But who may abide the day of his coming”, is the big production number for Part 1. Note Emma Kirkby’s lack of vibrato, which makes her sound like a young boy. Also note how she shows off her chops in the second run through the material, especially the cadenza. Her ornamentation is absolutely hair raising. (Malachi)

Handel liked to recycle material from his Italian operas on occasion, and this chorus, “And he shall purify”, is an example. (Malachi) It is followed by a recitative for contralto, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive”. (Isaiah)

”O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion” is a contralto aria that expands into a chorus.

Following is a recitative for bass, “For behold, darkness shall cover the earth”. Note the sudden change in atmosphere and how Handel shows darkness and the change to light at 27:23. This leads into a bass aria, “The people that walked in darkness”, with a wandering string line minus harmony, symbolizing wandering in the darkness. The magic moments occur at 28:56 and 29:56 where the darkness is dispelled. (Isaiah)

Following is another chorus derived from one of Handel’s Italian operas, “For unto us a child is born”. (Isaiah)

”Pifa”, sometimes translated as “Pastoral Symphony”, is Handel’s attempt to recreate the sound of shepherds’ bagpipes. It grew in length over the years, but by 1754 Handel had reduced it to its original 11 bars as a lead-in to four short accompanied soprano recitatives, each intended to ratchet up the tension. They in turn lead into a chorus, “Glory to God”, where the trumpets appear for the first time. Note the word painting, high voices for heaven and the low voices for peace on earth. At the end, Handel marks the ending pianissimo as the vision fades. (Luke)

Even though there is no mention of the Lord as “bridegroom”, Handel’s original version of this soprano aria, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion”, featured a violin playing a gigue, the instrument and dance associated with weddings. The time signature for this early version was 12/8. By 1754, Handel had changed the time signature to 4/4, and this little detail disappeared. (Zechariah)

This leads into a soprano recitative, “Then shall the eyes of the blind”, which in turns leads into a soprano aria, “He shall feed his flock”. This started out as a piece for contralto, then for duet, but by 1754 Handel had settled on handing it to the soprano. (Isaiah & Matthew)

Handel turned to recycling Italian opera for this final number, “His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light”. Note the Elizabethan spelling of “burden” as “burthen”. (Matthew)

Part 2

Part 2 is a long series of numbers intended to culminate in the resurrection, and Handel builds it slowly. It is similar to the Passion works of Bach. Handel uses the dotted rhythms of a Baroque overture to start “Behold the lamb of God” and brings in the lower voices first. (John)

But Handel wastes no time and launches into his big production number for Part 2, a contralto da capo aria, “He was despised”. In the “B” section, Handel uses the strings in short staccato strokes to portray the sound of scourging. As the “A” section returns, note Carolyn Watkinson’s ornamentation of the vocal line. At 1:04:46 when she launches into her short cadenza, if your screen isn’t blurry, you have so soul! (Isaiah)

Three short choral numbers are recycled from an earlier Italian opera. “Surely he hath borne our griefs” sets the table. “With these stripes we are healed” is developed as a fugue. The third, “And we like sheep,” is not what you think it is! (Isaiah)

The next two linked numbers start with a recitative for tenor, “All they that see laugh him to scorn”. Note how Handel word paints the sounds of scourging, laughing and the shaking of heads. This leads into a mob chorus, “He trusted in God”, a crowd scene developed as a fugue. (Psalm 22)

The next two numbers are a recitative for tenor, “Thy rebuke has broken his heart”, and a tenor aria, “Behold, and see if there be any sorrow”. (Psalm 69 & Lamentations)

Two numbers are joined: a recitative for soprano, “He was cut off from the land of the living”, and a soprano aria, “But thou didst not leave his soul in hell”. (Isaiah & Psalm 16)

They lead into a chorus, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates”. Watch the buildup of the chord progression and its gentle unraveling from 1:23:57 to 1:24:43. It’s magical. (Psalm 24)

Now comes a recitative for tenor, “Unto which of the angels said he at any time”, followed by a chorus in the form of a fugue, “Let all the angels of God worship him”. (Hebrews)

The aria, “Thou art gone up on high”, was moved from bass to contralto in the years between 1741 and 1754, but Handel finally settled on handing it to the soprano. (Psalm 68)

The following chorus shows off Handel’s gift for word painting. Note the single notes for “The Lord gave the word” and the busy notation for “Great was the company of the preachers”, as if the preachers had entirely too much to say. (Psalm 68)

”How beautiful are the feet” is an aria that went through a number of changes between 1741 and 1754, but Handel finally settled on handing it to the soprano. (Romans)

”Their sound has gone out” is a chorus aimed at brevity. (Romans)

It is followed by a “rage” aria for bass in operatic style, “Why do the nations so furiously rage together”, which Handel shortened by nearly half over the years so that it could quickly lead into the next number, a mob chorus in the form of a fugue, “Let us break their bonds asunder”.

A tenor recitative follows, “He that dwelleth in heaven”, leading into a tenor aria, “Thou shalt break them”. (Psalm 2)

It’s time to release all that tension and bring Part 2 to a close. This is the best known number in “Messiah”, a chorus where the trumpets are heard for only the second time in the whole oratorio. It’s the first time for the tympani. This is the announcement of resurrection. At 1:42:02 Handel walks up to the edge of setting the chorus as a fugue, but backs away and settles for a canon. The ascending phrases backed by the trumpet are nothing short of magic, as he ratchets up the tension for the breakthrough at 1:43:00. (Revelation)

Part 3

Part 3, unlike the other two parts, begins with a sense of certainty rather than anticipation. The issues have been resolved, and it’s time for a short epilogue on eternal life. “I know that my redeemer liveth” is a soprano aria that is one of the few pieces that underwent no revisions. Note Judith Nelson’s ornamentation as she repeats the material. (Job & 1 Corinthians)

This is followed by a chorus, “Since by man came death” and a bass recitative, “Behold, I tell you a mystery”. (1 Corinthians)

It’s time for the big production number for Part 3, “The trumpet shall sound.” This piece features the only instrumental solo in the work, written for trumpet. There would normally be a temptation to write a march here, but Handel resists the obvious to write a bass aria in 3/4. This aria was even longer in 1741, but Handel shortened it for the 1754 performance. Note the odd setting of the word “incorruptible”. Note also the use of the same musical phrase for “We shall be changed” everywhere it appears. This goes against the meaning of the line, which is why Charles Jennens criticized the composer’s approach. Handel’s word painting fails him. (1 Corinthians)

Following is a contralto recitative, “Then shall be brought to pass”, followed by contralto and tenor duet, “O death, where is thy sting”, which expands into the chorus, “But thanks be to God”, using the same musical material, all of which was recycled from an earlier Italian opera. (1 Corinthians)

”If God be for us” is an aria for soprano, then transposed for contralto, and then handed back to the soprano. Note Emma Kirkby’s vibrato-less voice and its boyish quality. (Romans)

Now it’s time for the grand finale, a series of three choruses beginning with “Worthy is the lamb that was slain”, followed by “Blessing and honor” set as a canon, finishing with a giant fugue with one word, “Amen”. Listen to that amazing wrap-up! (Revelation)

Handel: “Messiah”

9 posted on 12/22/2012 5:36:58 PM PST by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: All


Dear God:
I ask that no Airman, Coast Guardsman,
Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Reservist, or National Guardsman
Feel alone or forgotten.

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is loving kindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.

Psalm 130:7 & 8




10 posted on 12/22/2012 5:41:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

That’s epic!! Thanks! Can hardly wait to let the music begin! :)


11 posted on 12/22/2012 5:46:44 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Waller away! Make sure you have a box of tissues ready for the closing of “He was despised”. Carolyn just nails it!


12 posted on 12/22/2012 5:49:51 PM PST by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: SandRat

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas card.


Bing Crosby ~ I'll Be Home For Christmas


13 posted on 12/22/2012 5:54:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat; The Mayor; Publius; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


14 posted on 12/22/2012 5:56:26 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

All the current troops are hearing that and their Grandparents are smiling, as well as tearing up no matter where the Grandparents be here or in heaven remembering this song and what it meant to them.


15 posted on 12/22/2012 5:58:52 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Publius

Good evening, Publius...((HUGS))...thanks for Handel’s Messiah.

I will read the narrative as soon as I get done dropping cookie dough on cookie sheets....chocolate chip. Back in a bit.

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


16 posted on 12/22/2012 6:04:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

It is exquisite. I’ve never actually listened to the entire thing before. :)


17 posted on 12/22/2012 6:07:15 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank You for that beautiful Picture, Kathy!

Merry Christmas Everybody!
(((HUGS)))


18 posted on 12/22/2012 6:18:32 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Publius

Thank You for the Wonderful exposition of “The messiah”, Publius.

I know that you and I had some fun with it yesterday, but it really is a magnificent Piece!
:-)


19 posted on 12/22/2012 6:23:15 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML...((HUGS))

A Blessed Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you and yours.

Did you and Linda have a fun day? Lessons? Has Linda hung her stocking with care?


20 posted on 12/22/2012 7:18:42 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Yehuda; Alouette; ...

Shavua Tov.
Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


21 posted on 12/22/2012 7:29:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

It’s from that secret academic side of my personality.


22 posted on 12/22/2012 7:37:04 PM PST by Publius (Leadership starts with getting off the couch.)
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To: MoJo2001; HopeandGlory; StarCMC; ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


23 posted on 12/22/2012 7:47:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Yehuda; Alouette; ...

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.


24 posted on 12/22/2012 7:53:24 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

Just back from seeing “Lincoln” ... awesome!!! (the whole family carried when we went) - A must see movie.


25 posted on 12/22/2012 7:55:23 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: unique1; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


26 posted on 12/22/2012 7:57:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

Good evening, Janey....a very “safe” showing. And no messing with history?

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.


27 posted on 12/22/2012 8:03:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; Tax-chick; Vineyard; jackv; Jemian; ...

Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


28 posted on 12/22/2012 8:37:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat; All


Bing Crosby ~ Adestes Fideles


29 posted on 12/22/2012 8:46:40 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

The movie “Lincoln” was about Lincoln getting the 13th. Amendment passed right near the end of the Civil War. January 1865. Very well done, all the actors were great. Theater packed and lots of applause at the end. I highly recommended it. And yes, a very “safe” showing. Have a Blessed Christmas. Janey


30 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:19 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SandRat

Even palpably silly superstitions (not even the modern descendents of MAYANS THEMSELVES were worried over the end of the current calendar — they were too busy planning their equivalent of New Years parties) can raise pallors of fear.

This is what happens when trust in the Lord is abandoned.


31 posted on 12/22/2012 9:08:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: SkyDancer
Thanks, Janey, for the great review.

I know you are home, but....


32 posted on 12/22/2012 9:15:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Good evening, HiTech....a Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.

So true, the outcome, when trust in the Lord is abandoned.

33 posted on 12/22/2012 9:33:46 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

The Lord's Prayer

34 posted on 12/22/2012 9:45:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: txradioguy; sxytxredhead73
Merry Christmas to the txradioguy family!!

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and your family.


The 23rd Psalm


35 posted on 12/22/2012 10:00:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


36 posted on 12/22/2012 10:06:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: StarCMC; SoldierDad; spotbust1; jaycee; Poetgal26; All


Shorty GiggleLips & the Canteen Kids – click


37 posted on 12/22/2012 11:19:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yorkie; HiJinx; MozartLover; Diver Dave

Merry Christmas and thanks, Troops and Vets, for your service to our country.



Josh Groban ~ You Raise Me Up

Thanks, unique, for the logo.


38 posted on 12/23/2012 12:00:08 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas tree for the Troops.

Hallelujah Chorus

Good King Wenceslas


39 posted on 12/23/2012 12:52:10 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas tree for the Troops.

Lo, How A Rose E're Blooming

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen


40 posted on 12/23/2012 12:57:31 AM 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 veery pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

41 posted on 12/23/2012 1:10:31 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas tree for the Troops.

Carol of The Bells

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks


42 posted on 12/23/2012 1:14:43 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas tree for the Troops.

We Three Kings of Orient Are

The Twelve Days of Christmas


43 posted on 12/23/2012 1:25:57 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." -from THE BIBLE: Jude 1:20-21

Let's Read The Bible: Jude Chapter I (Read More...)


A Christmas Celebration Online! (Click Here.)


PERSECUTION.org - INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CONCERN" (Read More...)

44 posted on 12/23/2012 1:31:46 AM PST by Cindy
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To: All

Welcome Troops, Veterans, Families, and Allies!
God Bless You and Keep You Safe.

Thanks, unique, for the Christmas tree for the Troops.

Silver Bells

What Child Is This?


45 posted on 12/23/2012 1:34:02 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: E.G.C.

A Blessed Lord’s Day, E, to you and Bo. ((HUGS))

Enjoy your day.


46 posted on 12/23/2012 1:48:01 AM 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; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; CelticLass; MEG33; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. Have a blessed Sunday.





47 posted on 12/23/2012 4:55:42 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy!

(((HUGS)))

Linda doesn’t have stockings. She goes around barefoot.
She DOES, however, have a beautiful black full-length custom made fur coat.

I have to be content with a good old-fashioned Republican CLOTH Coat!

Merry Christmas!


48 posted on 12/23/2012 5:06:04 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Publius

LOL!

I have one of those.


49 posted on 12/23/2012 5:14:05 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: MEG33

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50 posted on 12/23/2012 11:51:45 AM PST by MEG33
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