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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: West Point, New York ~ 08 JAN 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:44 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: West Point, New York

The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located at West Point, New York. Established in 1802, USMA is the oldest of the United States' five service academies. The military garrison at West Point was occupied in 1778 and played a key role in the Revolutionary War.

The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildings, and monuments. The majority of the campus's neogothic buildings are constructed from gray and black granite. The campus is a popular tourist destination complete with a large visitor center and the oldest museum in the United States Army.

Candidates for admission must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a congressman. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets. Tuition for cadets is fully funded by the Army in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation.

Approximately 1300 cadets enter the Academy each spring with about 1,000 cadets graduating. Graduates are commissioned as second lieutenants. The academic program grants a bachelor of science degree with a curriculum that grades cadets' performance upon a broad academic program, military leadership performance, and mandatory participation in competitive athletics. Cadets are required to adhere to the Cadet Honor Code, which states that "a cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do".

The academy grounds are home to numerous monuments and statues. The central cadet parade ground, the Plain, hosts the largest number, and includes the Washington Monument, Thayer Monument, Eisenhower Monument, MacArthur Monument, Kosciuszko Monument, and Sedgwick Monument.

 A monument to George S. Patton was dedicated in front of the cadet library in 1950, but in 2004 it was placed in storage to make room for the construction of Jefferson Hall. With the completion of Jefferson Hall, Patton's statue was relocated and unveiled at a temporary location on 15 May 2009, where it will remain until the completion of the renovation of the old cadet library and Bartlett Hall.

There is also a statue commemorating brotherhood and friendship from the Ecole Polytechnique in the cadet central area just outside Nininger Hall. The remaining campus area is home to 27 other monuments and memorials.

West Point is renowned as an historic and distinguished military academy, and a leading, progressive institution of higher education. Made legendary in books and movies, the Academy's "Long Gray Line" includes some of our nation's most famous leaders: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower, and Norman Schwarzkopf.

Today, West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically, and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation.

Learn More About West Point HERE!

The West Point Museum is the largest diversified collection of military artifacts available for the general public, researchers and cadets to view.

The museum was founded officially in 1854 by Congressional Act, but traces the roots of its collections to the defeat of the British at Saratoga in 1777.

As a department of the United States Military Academy, the Museum supports cadet academic, military and cultural instruction.

Its collections include nearly all aspects of military history and encompass the history of West Point and the United States Military Academy, the evolution of warfare, and the development of the American Armed Forces.

While only a portion of the collection is on display, all artifacts are available for cadet academic instruction, special exhibition and research.

Visit The West Point Museum HERE!

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: canteen; troopsupport

1 posted on 01/07/2013 6:05:53 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

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


Where Sinners Go

January 8, 2013

My friend was having a conversation with a man who didn’t have much good to say about the Christian faith. My friend knew that if he were to sound too “religious,” he would jeopardize any chance to witness. So, in the middle of their discussion, he said, “Hey, Bob, do you know where sinners go?”

“That’s easy,” he replied. “You’re going to tell me they go to hell.”

“No,” my friend responded. “They go to church.”

Bob was speechless. That wasn’t what he expected. He wasn’t ready to hear from a Christian who realized he wasn’t perfect. My friend had a chance to share that Christians understand their sinfulness and their need for continual spiritual restoration. He was able to explain grace—the unmerited favor we have with God despite our sinfulness (Rom. 5:8-9; Eph. 2:8-9).

Perhaps we don’t give those outside the church a clear picture of what’s happening inside. They may not understand that we’re there to praise our Savior for providing “redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Col. 1:14).

Yes, sinners go to church. And sinners—forgiven ones—go to heaven because of God’s grace.

We’re far from perfection, yet perfect forever,
For Christ is our righteousness, Lord, and our Savior;
No justification for sin can we offer,
Yet sanctified fully, we’re now His forever. —Lee
A church is a hospital for sinners, not a club for saints.

Read: Romans 5:6-15

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 20-22; Matthew 6:19-34


2 posted on 01/07/2013 6:06:32 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: laurenmarlowe
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 01/07/2013 6:06:53 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: All

4 posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:26 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren! ((HUGS))
5 posted on 01/07/2013 6:07:39 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: The Mayor
Howdy to you Mayor!

FIRST!!

6 posted on 01/07/2013 6:10:08 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: HopeandGlory
Good evening Hope!

SECOND!!

7 posted on 01/07/2013 6:11:46 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha BIGLOOK *HUGS*

THIRD!!

8 posted on 01/07/2013 6:14:07 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: West Point, New York.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 6:17:52 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
Hello to Baby Callie!

Congratulations to Mom and Dad,
Grandma and Grandpa and Family!

10 posted on 01/07/2013 6:19:44 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Howdy to you! Thank you!


11 posted on 01/07/2013 6:25:39 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: laurenmarlowe; The Mayor; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


12 posted on 01/07/2013 6:28:13 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
Hi MA!

Up and out the door before the sun comes up, gonna go get some sleep. Y'all have a great Tuesday!

13 posted on 01/07/2013 6:31:12 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: LUV W

Happy Birthday & welcome to the world Callie! Congratulations to Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa! *Hugs*

14 posted on 01/07/2013 6:33:57 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: txradioguy; SoldierDad; mike1sg; Milo828; mystery-ak; CMS; The Sailor; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; ...
Honoring Our Heroes

2LT Rebecca USA (Daughter of U S Army EOD)
3 sons (armymarinemom and amdad)
86th Fighter Weapons Squadron "Combat Hammer" (saminfl)
AbnSarge USA
Adam USAF (Grumpybutt)
Allegra
Anoreth USCG (daughter of Tax-chick)
aviator USAF
BIGLOOK USN
Brett USN (CindyDawg)
Brother and Son-in-Law (kalee)
Cannoneer No. 4
CAPT Bryan USA (Diver Dave)
CAPT Future Snake Eater USA (RightOnline)
CAPT Jason Clendenin (friend of Frou)
Chris USA (amom)
Chuck USA (RightOnline)
CMS USA
COL Mike (gpapa)
ConorMacNessa FMF Corpsman
Cpl Don USMC 1963-1967 (Diver Dave’s twin)
CPT Carol USA, Nurse Corp (Vineyard)
David USAF (LUV W)
Defender2
Deven USA (Shimmer)
Diver Dave USN
Drumbo USN
Ethan USMC (georgiabelle)
forgotenknight13 USA (grandson of Monkey Face)
Fred (DocRock)
GulfWar1Vet USA
HiJinx USA
IS2 Brianne USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
IS2 Heather USN (My Hearts in London - Everett)
Jade Falcon USN
James USA (Grumpybutt)
JemiansTerror USA (Jemian)
Jet Jaguar USAF
Joel (NEMDF)
Jonathan USMC (AZbushgal)
Josh USN (doug from upland)
Karen USA (fatima's granddaughter)
Kenneth (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
Kevin USMC (skimask)
Kevin and David USA (vigilante2)
KJD USAF (SuzyQue)
Laurita USA
LCpl Carter USMC
LCpl Joe USMC (Don’tMessWithTexas)
Lindsay (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
LT David (Coldwater Creek)
LT Gerald USN (Vineyard)
M1911A1 USMC (M0sby)
M1Tanker
Major Jennifer USA (Diver Dave)
Major joma89 USAF
MEG33's Navy Grandson
Michael USAR (RightOnline)
Mike1Sg USA (mystery-ak)
Milo828 USA (mystery-ak)
MSgt Eddie USAF ( Son of ThomasPaine2000, CMSgt USAF, Ret)
MSGT Glen Ignasiak USAF (nephew of AirForceMom)
Nate USN (sneakers)
Navy Chaplain, Lt Nathan Rice (Coldwater Creek)
Old Sarge USA
OneLoyalAmerican USCG
PFC Jake USMC (son of Enough_Deceit)
Philetus USA
PROCON USA
Rick USAF (Doogle)
Robert, Jeremy, Daynnis USA (SoldierDad)
SandRat USA
Sat-Com Chris USA (son of KC Burke)
SGT Alex USA (son of Enough_Deceit)
SGT Chris USA (son of Vineyard)
SGT Ev USA (Mozie)
SGT Gray USA (colorcountry’s son)
SGT Matt USMC (SuzyQue)
SGT Robert USMC (MarineMom613)
SGT Sean Reed (preed)
Son USCG (GodBlessUSA)
SPC Drew USA (brother-in-law Stonewall Jackson)
SPC Mike USA (AbnSarge)
SPC Ted USA (nephew of hoagy62)
SPC William Akin USA (Step-son of BlueLancer)
SPC4 Dan USA (son of swmobuffalo)
SSG Brian USA (repubmom)
SSG Dustin USA (SIL of U S Army EOD)
SSG Dusty USA (MountainDad)
SSG Mitchel USA (tina07)
SSG Spencer USA (grame)
SSGT Adam USA (Diver Dave)
SSGT Don May Jr USMC (debm29palms)
SSGT John Linde USA (JFoxbear)
SSGT The Black Knight USAF
Stevan USA (Grumpybutt)
Terrence USN (Sweetbaby/LadyPilgrim)
The Sailor
TMSuchman USMC
tongue-tied USN/USA
Tonkin USN/USCG
TSGT Jason M Kibler USAF (son of AirForceMom)
SFC txradioguy USA
USAFSecurityForces (son of visualops & TheStickman)
Valerie USAF (Shimmer)
Victor and Tony D USMC (weldgophardline)
Vineyard USN
William USA (jackv)
WOs Bob and Michelle USA (nephew, and his wife, of BnBlFlag)

 



15 posted on 01/07/2013 6:42:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good night and sleep tight. *HUGS*

I am off for home.


16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:46:56 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


Aloha and Congratularions West Texas Rose! ((HUGS))
17 posted on 01/07/2013 7:12:37 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening/morning, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 9:19:36 PM 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; ...



19 posted on 01/08/2013 1:47:41 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?


20 posted on 01/08/2013 1:55:55 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 Tuesday.


21 posted on 01/08/2013 2:19:11 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. Getting ready for some rain here in Oklahoma tonight and tomorrow.

22 posted on 01/08/2013 3:43:33 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Are you ready for the Tuesday

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

military, our allies, and their families

Thank you, Lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
What a beautiful view (first picture).
If I liked cold temps, I'd move up there.

DC Metroland Weather

~ Today... Sunny to partly cloudy.
High 53F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

~ Tonight...Partly cloudy skies.
Low around 35F. Winds light and variable.

Sorry I'm late. Seem to be running behind this morning.

WOO HOO, we're in for a warming trend! Love winters like this.
Definitely getting in afternoon walks this week.

I'm really upset with fotki...they've lost many of my graphics
and now something screwy happens when I return to the page...
jumps to another page even though I used the same tab.
Guess I'm going to have to search for another place to store mine.


Please stay.

Grab a cup of joe or tasty tea.

The FR Canteen is ALWAYS

Come on in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation,
silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM ~ DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM


BACIK, VLADIMIR HENRY
8/27/1967
North Vietnam
Presumptive Finding of Death

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.


23 posted on 01/08/2013 5:20:43 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. 45º with light rain. We may see flooding by late afternoon! YAY!!





24 posted on 01/08/2013 5:25:25 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: beachn4fun

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


25 posted on 01/08/2013 5:28:05 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))).


26 posted on 01/08/2013 5:28:24 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

All is well. I’m trying to catch up to myself at the moment.

Howz it out your way?


27 posted on 01/08/2013 5:44:28 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: Arrowhead1952
Good morning dear ((HUGS))

We may see flooding by late afternoon! YAY!!

Somehow that sounds so wrong...LOL...but understand where you're coming from.

28 posted on 01/08/2013 5:45:37 AM PST by beachn4fun (Wanted: thread volunteers)
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To: beachn4fun
Going well. Today is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft. Awaiting the updates later today.

Also, crossing our fingers for rain tonight and tomorrow.

29 posted on 01/08/2013 5:59:02 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: beachn4fun
Somehow that sounds so wrong...

When you see a 62+ mile lake that is over 50 feet low, you want some flooding rain to fill it back up. Just finished putting a slow release fertilizer on the back yard.

30 posted on 01/08/2013 6:24:17 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Thank you, Big Guy! ((hugs))


31 posted on 01/08/2013 6:28:57 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: laurenmarlowe; y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; ...

Hey, Early Birds!
Let's have a tea/coffee party
while I wait for Miss Callie to come home!
Hope we'll get the call soon to go get them!
I trust all of you are having a good week?
....and enjoying good weather? :)
((((hugs))))

32 posted on 01/08/2013 7:37:10 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))). It’s been raining since very early today.


33 posted on 01/08/2013 7:46:05 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

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}

Protect our Constitution!!


34 posted on 01/08/2013 7:51:58 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: LUV W

I take it the nursery is ready and waiting?


35 posted on 01/08/2013 7:56:35 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Great you’re having rain! It’s promised here in OKC and back home in W. Texas, but nada yet! :)


36 posted on 01/08/2013 8:03:22 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: HiJinx

That is gorgeous! Callie will be staying with mommy and daddy for a while, and her other grandma (GG) is staying in her eventual room right now. :)

Poor kids...both grammas taking up space. However, we have our designated assignments. She is Piper’s babysitter and I am designated driver while I’m here. :)


37 posted on 01/08/2013 8:06:16 AM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: LUV W

It’s good that each of you has a space and a purpose. Makes it easier on Mom, I suspect.


38 posted on 01/08/2013 8:11:17 AM PST by HiJinx (The New Year is here; to all Men Good Cheer. (Last one out, turn out the lights.))
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To: Arrowhead1952

O HAPPY DAY
Raining lightly but more to come.
*HUGS*


39 posted on 01/08/2013 8:16:14 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Neets
Good morning. Long time no talk to. I hope you are doing well.

This thread made me think of you.

5.56mm

40 posted on 01/08/2013 8:28:25 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: MEG33

Good morning Meg and (((HUGS))). There is a fairly large t’storm headed to our area now.


41 posted on 01/08/2013 8:38:39 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?


42 posted on 01/08/2013 9:31:34 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: blackie

Good afternoon, blackie...((HUGS))

Hope you and Barb are doing well and enjoyed the holidays.


43 posted on 01/08/2013 1:23:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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