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FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ 02 January 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska




~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~

~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~


FIRST TOUCH

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class John Hagenbrock holds his 7-week-old daughter for the first time after USS Louisiana's return from a strategic deterrent patrol in Bangor, Wash., Aug. 20, 2012. Hagenbrock is assigned to the ballistic missile submarine USS Louisiana. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early




Canteen Mission Statement


Showing support and boosting the morale of
our military and our allies' military
and family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.




WELDER'S WORLD

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brooke Goosen welds a Y-stand for holding munitions on Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 14, 2012. Goosen, the only woman out of 28 airmen in the Dyess metal shop, is assigned to the 7th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and has more than seven years of experience in welding. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Stefanko


OVERHEAD VIEW

An F-22 Raptor pilot flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft after an air refueling mission to support the Brooklyn Cyclone flyover during Air Force Week in New York, Aug. 21, 2012. The pilot is assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and the aircraft crew is assigned to Altus Air Force Base, Okla. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Norman


MESSENGER LINE

U.S. Marines heave a messenger line from the dock ship USS New York during a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Rappahannock in the Gulf of Aden, Aug. 20, 2012. The New York, part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group, is deployed to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation. The Marines are assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Cyrus Roson



FATHER AND SON

Air Force 1st Sgt. George Baker walks with his son, Hunter, 2, through the exhibit area on Pier 86 during Air Force Week 2012 in New York, Aug. 19, 2012. Baker is assigned to the 313th Recruiting Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Lee


DAY'S END

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Timothy McGuire walks with his military working dog after completing a detection exercise on Forward Operating Base Geronimo in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Aug. 16, 2012. McGuire, a military working dog handler, is assigned to Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6. The handlers conducted the training to sharpen the skills of their dogs in locating improvised explosive devices on the battlefield. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cesar N. Contreras


DEEP DIVE

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Westbrook, right, and Singapore navy explosive ordnance disposal technicians conduct a familiarization dive during Tricrab 2012 in Guam, Aug. 23, 2012. The exercise focuses on strengthening relationships within the Asia-Pacific region through training and information exchanges to enhance disposal and diving related interoperability. Westbrook is a technician assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Martin Carey




FARAH CITY SECURITY

U.S. Army Cpl. Jacob Bath, left, provides security as leaders gather for a meeting in Farah City in Afghanistan's Farah province, Aug. 27, 2012. Bath is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Anthony Ulrich, center, attended the meeting. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Benjamin Addison


WELL DECK VIEW

Marines approach the well deck of amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga after conducting open ocean operations using combat rubber crafts in Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 25, 2012. The Tortuga is a part of the only forward-deployed amphibious ready group. The Marines are assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Chelsea Mandello


AL MASAAK ARTILLERY

U.S. Army soldiers load a 155 mm artillery shell into an M777 howitzer on Forward Operating Base Al Masaak in southern Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2012. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Daniel F. Bohmer



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1 posted on 01/02/2013 6:01:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Still slip sliding into the New Year?
2 posted on 01/02/2013 6:04:47 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Getting Along

January 3, 2013

I love being with people . . . most of the time. There is a special joy that resonates in our hearts when we are with people we enjoy. But unfortunately we are not always with those we like to be around. Sometimes people can be prickly, which may be why someone has said, “The more I get to know people, the more I love my dog!” When we don’t find joy in a relationship, we tend to blame the other person; then we excuse ourselves as we exit to be with people we like.

The apostle Paul asks us to lovingly engage with our brothers and sisters in Christ. In fact, he calls all of us to be “of one accord,” to look out “for the interests of others,” and to “let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:2-5). Think about it. Jesus gave up His own prerogatives and privileges for us; He chose to live as a servant and paid the ultimate sacrifice that He might bring us into a joy-filled relationship with Him (see Heb. 12:2). And He did all that in spite of our prickliness (see Rom. 5:8).

So next time you are with someone who is not easy to get along with, ask Jesus to help you find a way to extend His love. In time, you might be surprised by how God can change your attitude about people.

Lord, thank You that while I was still offensive to You,
You saved me with Your sacrificial love. Give me the
same courage and grace to extend to others the love
that You have so graciously extended to me.
The key to getting along with others
is having the mind of Christ.

Read: Philippians 2:1-11

Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love. —Philippians 2:2
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 7-9; Matthew 3


3 posted on 01/02/2013 6:05:13 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 01/02/2013 6:05:13 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 morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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

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

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

God Bless Our Republic

Prayers going up


5 posted on 01/02/2013 6:06:10 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: BIGLOOK

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

Hope you are getting some sun.

Still slip sliding. I can’t wait for this warm weather to go away. It’s the middle of winter for goodness sake, not time for break up. I come to work on a couple of the main roads, so part of my commute is pretty dry. But getting to those main drags is dicey. Maybe some snow this weekend.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 6:12:38 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.

Did you have an exciting New Year? Fireworks?


7 posted on 01/02/2013 6:23:26 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

And remember we do.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 6:31:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; 300winmag; ..
Canteen ping...."Remembering Our Troops"!


9 posted on 01/02/2013 6:53:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Happy New Year to the SandRat family...((HUGS))

Does Maddi have any new tricks? Is it time to learn to sit up? Crawl?


10 posted on 01/02/2013 6:55:32 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






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~


11 posted on 01/02/2013 7:03:26 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

I’m off for home with 2 parental errands to complete. Back in a bit.


12 posted on 01/02/2013 7:03:26 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

Hi everybody!

(((HUGS))))

GREAT Pics today, Kathy!


13 posted on 01/02/2013 7:05:57 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Having my son in the Air Force guarantees that I’ll remember the troops every day! :)

God bless them every one!


14 posted on 01/02/2013 7:08:13 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy New Year.

Maddi is starting to learn that. She’s at 28 3/4#s now.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 7:54:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Went out early and came home before the amateurs went out. Had a good evening. Home for new year, had NA champagne with our 17 year old daughter. Had fun and that’s what counts.

How bout you?


16 posted on 01/02/2013 8:49:54 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

Hi All - Leaving for OZ Friday. Will be off the grid as they say for a few days. Love To All .... Janey


17 posted on 01/02/2013 9:22:06 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: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute to Our Troops.

Rough couple days here with my Dad. Won’t get up, a couple falls. One day at a time.

How is FIL? Did you have a quiet New Years? Lots of fireworks?

I could see the high ones from the back deck. The big display is downtown....personal ones are not legal, but with the wide open school yard right behind us....we saw a lot more. d:o)


18 posted on 01/02/2013 9:59:16 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...((HUGS))...sending prayers for your safe journey back to OZ.

Happy New Year!!!


19 posted on 01/02/2013 10:33:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
And in first....Hawaii grabs the gold!!


20 posted on 01/02/2013 10:45:56 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
And a close second....The Mayor snags the silver!!


21 posted on 01/02/2013 11:29:51 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HopeandGlory
And rounding out the top three....Nana Hope bags the bronze!!


22 posted on 01/02/2013 11:52:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All

HONORARY CHIEF

Actor, humanitarian and musician Gary Sinise becomes an honorary chief petty officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2012. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Stevens, who is slated to become the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, presented Sinise with his cover. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Curtis K. Biasi

23 posted on 01/03/2013 12:17:43 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 very 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?

24 posted on 01/03/2013 1:15:29 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...hope you had terrific lessons yesterday and are on tap for more today.


25 posted on 01/03/2013 1:19:54 AM 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 morning, Luv....near and dear to your heart.

Thanks, David, for your service to our country.


26 posted on 01/03/2013 1:25:56 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



27 posted on 01/03/2013 1:28:32 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


28 posted on 01/03/2013 1:32:20 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; JemiansTerror; MEG33; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; ...
God bless and keep safe our troops worldwide.

Good night.


Statler Brothers ~ How Great Thou Art


29 posted on 01/03/2013 1:35:36 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.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...you and Bo have a great Thursday.

I am off to bed.


30 posted on 01/03/2013 1:43:09 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
Actor, humanitarian and musician Gary Sinise becomes an honorary chief petty officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2012.

Why don't I ever get to meet him when he is in town? I want to kiss him!

31 posted on 01/03/2013 3:38:03 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

SOUP FOR THE TROOPS

WELCOME TO THE

(where our troops, allies and their families can refresh themselves)

Good morning, Everyone.
Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today's activities
Another nice visit with the troops.
Love the picture of the father and son.
Bonding.
A real testament to the value of fathers in kids lives.

DC METROLAND WEATHER

~ Today...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds around 5 mph.

~ Tonight...Partly cloudy. Lows around 70. South winds around 5 mph.


I hate the cold.
Can't wait for summer.

Making Z Zoup
A sprinkle of this...a splash of that...

The number of hamburgers the McDonald’s
fast-food chain has sold is 12 times
the world's total population.

There are more than 700 species of plants
that grow in the United States that have been
identified as dangerous if eaten.
Among them are some that are commonly favored by gardeners:
buttercups, daffodils, lily of the valley,
sweet peas, oleander, azalea, bleeding heart,
delphinium, and rhododendron.

Coined in the early 1980s, the slang term “rock jock”
is a mountaineering enthusiast..

When Elizabeth I of Russia died in 1762,
15,000 dresses were found in her closets.
She used to change what she was wearing two
and even three times an evening.

America purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867
for $7,200,000 — about 2 cents an acre.

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Gotta make my rounds.
Please stay right where you are.
Keep the troops entertained and the Canteen clean...
Cause...if you don't...I'll tell Ma!

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BABULA, ROBERT LEO
8/28/1966

Presumptive Finding of Death - South Vietnam

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.


(fotki is acting screwy...where are my graphics?)

32 posted on 01/03/2013 4:38:11 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun
Actor, humanitarian and musician Gary Sinise becomes an honorary chief petty officer during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 2012.

Gary, next time you are here, please stop by so I can give you a kiss for all that you do for our guyz and galz.


33 posted on 01/03/2013 4:45:36 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun
Thursday Morning Coffee Bump.

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

34 posted on 01/03/2013 4:53:20 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

I guess some things ARE worth getting up early for!
However...work isn't one of them! LOL!
It's supposed to snow...I'm not holding my breath!
Just hope it's not much...don't wanna drive on it!
All you early birds have a great day!
((((hugs))))

35 posted on 01/03/2013 5:39:24 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. 34º here this morning with a chance for wintry mix tomorrow.





36 posted on 01/03/2013 5:42:58 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


37 posted on 01/03/2013 6:46:25 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W; MEG33

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))). Walking was a little cold today with the wind in the face.


38 posted on 01/03/2013 8:16:08 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W; MEG33

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))). Walking was a little cold today with the wind in the face.


39 posted on 01/03/2013 8:16:08 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning night owl. ((HUGS))


40 posted on 01/03/2013 8:16:28 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning dear ((HUGS))

It’s cold over here too!

Are you going to be warming up by the weekend? We’re suppose to get into 50s.


41 posted on 01/03/2013 8:18:57 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

All is well. Catching up on work. Now taking lunch break.

Whatz up out your way?


42 posted on 01/03/2013 8:20:20 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: beachn4fun
It's going OK. I went up to the lawnmower and gave the green light to go ahead and work on the lawnmower.

Should have it ready by next week.

They're forecasting highs in the 50's next week. May get some more rain next week.

43 posted on 01/03/2013 8:36:11 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LUV W; All

OHH how sweet Chia Chub just became a daddy LOL!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256465/Kim-Jong-Uns-wife-Ri-Sol-Ju-emerges-drastically-slimmer-reportedly-giving-birth-North-Korea.html


44 posted on 01/03/2013 9:48:29 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: beachn4fun

Good afternoon, beachy...((HUGS))...you are not on someone’s guest list.

How cool would it have been to get to meet him? And you are there!!


45 posted on 01/03/2013 10:12:01 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SevenofNine

That is a scary thought!


46 posted on 01/03/2013 10:15:50 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good afternoon, beachy...((HUGS))...you are not on someone’s guest list. How cool would it have been to get to meet him? And you are there!!

Good morning Ma ((HUGS))
I sent him a ping (as if - LOL) to remind him to come see me the next time he's in town ;)

I've been dutifully getting started on reports and tracking down errors in paperwork. Hope to be all caught up by tomorrow. One thing that helped was both secretaries were off during Christmas week so one around to process stuff.

Howz things on the home front? Got parents' errands all done for the week? What did Santa bring you?

Hope your Thursday goes well.

47 posted on 01/03/2013 10:39:41 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: E.G.C.
They're forecasting highs in the 50's next week.

Let's hope so. That would mean we'll be getting some too! We may get into the 50s by the weekend.

48 posted on 01/03/2013 10:42:38 AM PST by beachn4fun (Lost: sense of humor. If found please return.)
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To: LUV W; tomkow6; Kathy in Alaska; All

Be honest I feel sorry for the kid LUV

Something about having born into that crazy family bring out protective Mama out of me LOL!

BTW it is true Al Gore sold his Current TV to Al jazeera english news

Yes I am geek up on that story

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2013/01/2013132255769130.html

I love that network

You know how much I love out of control news network

LOL!


49 posted on 01/03/2013 10:47:39 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: beachn4fun
America purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000 — about 2 cents an acre.

And the feds have closed most of OUR state to us.

50 posted on 01/03/2013 11:40:30 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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