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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Troy Scott ~ February 11, 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 02/10/2013 5:05:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

 

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Troy Scott

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"We have the world's largest, baddest army," said Major Troy Scott of the Army National Guard, while explaining how easily stereotypes against other nations' militaries can often arise. "But when you're building a coalition, you have to get past those obstacles."

MAJ Scott's deployment to eastern Afghanistan in 2008- his first and for which he has received a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his service- was spent in the company of those whom many back home may not have expected. Two thirds of the "Herculean" Task Force he commanded were members of the Polish military brigade - not American soldiers.

MAJ Scott was assigned as Senior U.S. Advisor to the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan, operating as the Deputy Commander of the 1200 man Task Force White Eagle- predominately Poles- from March 2008 to October 2008. It was the only coalition battalion-size task force under the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division.

On October 31, 2008 the Polish Military Contingent assumed responsibility of their own Brigade battle space, with MAJ Scott continuing on as advisor to the Polish brigade.

Said MAJ Scott, "Sometimes U.S. Forces, we look at ourselves- and rightly so- as a superior force." But, he explained, to watch one of our NATO partners (particularly the Poles) operate in Afghanistan and exceed expectations proved to be a tremendously gratifying experience

There has been a further impact to maintaining such a partnership as well. Keeping the Poles in Afghanistan allows the U.S. to keep 3 times the number of our soldiers out of Afghanistan.

"The value is expediential- a combat multiplier," he said.

It was MAJ Scott's job to ensure that the American expectations were understandable for the Poles, for whom English was not their second language, but their third. Scott, who had no previous experience with the Polish military or even the Polish language, observed the melding of two differing armies and cultures, fighting alongside one another for a shared goal in a foreign space.

Learning the land and history of the region was key to both MAJ Scott and his Task Force. During his deployment, his brigade participated in the largest coalition movement of personnel in Afghanistan, moving battle spaces from the Paktika province to the Ghazni province.

"You have to be a little bit politician, engineer, city planner, lawyer," described MAJ Scott.

For his service and leadership, MAJ Scott has also been recommended for the Silver Star and Distinguished Service Cross.

Awarded: The Bronze Star, Purple Heart,
Army Commendation Medal with Valor

Right click to download this hero's story.

Interview:

September 29, 2010 - Pentagon Channel

 

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1 posted on 02/10/2013 5:06:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

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)

2 posted on 02/10/2013 5:06:26 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: Kathy in Alaska
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 02/10/2013 5:06:45 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

May the blessings of God be upon you all.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 5:09:37 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


5 posted on 02/10/2013 5:12:00 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; StarCMC




Good evening, Kathy and Star !

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard! Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

And thanks very much for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread! Maj. Scott is an outstanding addition to our Hall of Heroes!








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)

6 posted on 02/10/2013 5:16:00 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: 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

“The Empty Chair”

By Captain Carroll “Lex” Lefon, USN (ret), on December 21st, 2004

“In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture.The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER.”

Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding The Narrative Of “The Empty Chair.”

Robert Schumann – “Traumerei”
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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)

7 posted on 02/10/2013 5:17:56 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; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


8 posted on 02/10/2013 5:29:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


9 posted on 02/10/2013 5:35:36 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 in second....Nana Hope snags the silver!!


10 posted on 02/10/2013 5:38:03 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Hoodat
And rounding out the top three....Hoodat bags the bronze!!


11 posted on 02/10/2013 5:40:45 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

Evening, Kathy. Gotta go dig my way out of the snow.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 5:41:39 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

....till they all come home.....

Good evening, Conor! (((hugs)))


13 posted on 02/10/2013 5:49:56 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




PRAYERS ASCENDING ON HIGH FOR OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!

Praise And Godspeed To Those Who Run To The Sound Of The Guns!



American Troops charging at St. Mihiel, France, 1918



U.S. Soldiers of the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, move out over the seawall on “Utah” Beach, after coming ashore 6Jun1944.



Inchon, Korea, 17Sep1950 – Marines move out under sniper fire on the road to Seoul.



Troops of the 9th Infantry Division, U.S Army advancing through the rice paddies – Vietnam.








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)

14 posted on 02/10/2013 5:52:03 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

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*

Hope you have had a good day. Pain managed well, I hope.

Fine dining?

Did you get any of the bad weather?


15 posted on 02/10/2013 5:54:12 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))))


16 posted on 02/10/2013 5:55:59 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: LUV W




Good evening, Luv!

***HUGS***



Amen to that! Until they all come home!









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 02/10/2013 5:59:34 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; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Troy Scott".


18 posted on 02/10/2013 6:02:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Troy Scott".


19 posted on 02/10/2013 6:02:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Canteen Ping....."Hall of Heroes: Troy Scott".


20 posted on 02/10/2013 6:03:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch....how much snow did you get?

Did you keep your power?

Be safe and warm!


21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:04:07 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
A good day, thanks! Some upper back pain, but nothing I couldn't handle.

John-Man grilled us a memorable quartet of New York Strips for dinner. Accompanied by sautéed champignons and a medley of vegetables. Life is good!

The bad weather has passed us by. I don't know if we'll get anything from Winter Storm Orko. It's been cold but no snow or other Winter precipitation.



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)

22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:09:49 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: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 6:14:19 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

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


Numbered Days

February 11, 2013

In the aftermath of a devastating tornado, a man stood outside what was left of his home. Scattered somewhere among the rubble inside were his wife’s jewelry and his own valuable collectibles. But the man had no intention of going inside the unstable house to search for them. “It’s not worth dying for,” he said.

In times of crisis, our sense of what is truly important in life often comes into clearer focus.

In Psalm 90, “A Prayer of Moses,” this man of God looks at life from beginning to end. In light of the brevity of life (vv.4-6) and the realization of God’s righteous anger (vv.7-11), Moses makes a plea to God for understanding: “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should” (v.12 tlb).

Moses continues this psalm with an appeal to God’s love: “Have compassion on Your servants. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy” (vv.13-14). He concludes with a prayer for the future: “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us” (v.17).

Our numbered days and the brevity of life call us to embrace God’s eternal love and, like Moses, to focus on the most important things.

What a God we have to worship!
What a Son we have to praise!
What a future lies before us—
Everlasting, love-filled days! —Maynard
Our numbered days point us to God’s eternal love.

Read: Psalm 90:7-17

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12
Bible in a Year:
Leviticus 11-12; Matthew 26:1-25


24 posted on 02/10/2013 6:17:58 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: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
25 posted on 02/10/2013 6:43:56 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; StarCMC

Thank God for heroes like Major Scott...and thank you, galz, for introducing him to us! (((hugs)))


26 posted on 02/10/2013 6:47:24 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Hoodat

Good evening, Hoodat...our troops are so deserving of God’s blessings; now more than ever.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.


27 posted on 02/10/2013 6:52:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

God bless them for sure....”those who run to the sound of the guns”!

Great pictures, Mac, of our troops at work.


28 posted on 02/10/2013 7:01:06 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!


Sir Winston S. Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, PC, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965)



"Having received His Majesty's commission, I have formed an administration of men and women of every party and of almost every point of view. We have differed and quarreled in the past; but now one bond unites us all - to wage war until victory is won, and never to surrender ourselves to servitude and shame, whatever the cost and agony may be. This is one of the most awe-striking periods in the long history of France and Britain. It is also beyond doubt the most sublime. Side by side, unaided except by their kith and kin in the great Dominions and by the wide Empires which rest beneath their shield, the British and French peoples have advanced to rescue not only Europe, but mankind from the foulest and most soul-destroying tyranny which has ever darkened and stained the pages of history. Behind them - behind us - behind the armies and fleets of Britain and France - gather a group of shattered States and bludgeoned races: the Czechs, the Poles, the Norwegians, the Danes, the Dutch, the Belgians - upon all of whom the long night of barbarism will descend, unbroken even by a star of hope, unless we conquer, as conquer we must; as conquer we shall.

Today is Trinity Sunday. Centuries ago words were written to be a call and a spur to the faithful servants of Truth and Justice:

'Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour, and be in readiness for the conflict; for it is better for us to perish in battle than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar. As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be.'"

Radio Broadcast – 13May1940


"With Mind And Hand"



Coronet Winston S. Churchill, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1895









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)

29 posted on 02/10/2013 7:15:07 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: The Mayor

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

Any storm action at your house?


30 posted on 02/10/2013 7:19:17 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

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did Linda have fun at the dog park? Meet new friends? Find any old ones?


31 posted on 02/10/2013 7:23:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

WTG, John-Man!! Sounds like a wonderful repast.


32 posted on 02/10/2013 7:33:08 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire – the 0445 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!!!
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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)

33 posted on 02/10/2013 7:35:49 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: LUV W; StarCMC

Good evening, Luv....thanks to Star for introducing another of our heroes in uniform.

Did you have a great day? Hope you got a nap.


34 posted on 02/10/2013 7:50:37 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

Not now but Friday we had 14 inches. Lots of plowing but all is good now. How’s your weather?


35 posted on 02/10/2013 8:30:40 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: The Mayor

14” to clean up is a goodly amount. Glad you are all done.

High winds and high 30s...it’s yucky here!

Below freezing each night and above freezing each day for several days. It’s the pits!


36 posted on 02/10/2013 8:43:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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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.


37 posted on 02/10/2013 8:48:06 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; LUV W; mylife; NYTexan; Publius; Old Sarge; BIGLOOK; AZamericonnie; Lady Jag; ...

Hi Gang!
We have survived the Nor’Easter!
I stayed with Dawn for two nights, so that I was able to get to work as she lives less than five miles from there.

The wind was gusting from 45 to 60 mph, and the windchill factor during the blizzard was about 2 below.
At times, there were complete white out conditions.

It was hard to leave Mr B here, but had I stayed home, I NEVER would have made it to work on either day this weekend.

Even in town, the drifting snow and the snowplows buried Moxie in 4 feet of snow.
All that was visible Sat morning was the roof and the front hood.
Dawn has a bad back so I shoveled the car out me self.
I had to turn my back to the wind gusts, because other wise, they robbed me of breath.
The snow fell at the rate of 1 to 3 inches per HOUR, and made travel almost impossible.

There are more pics and stories here:
http://weather.yahoo.com/united-states/maine/durham-12759467/

We ended up with 22 inches here.
Much love and many thanks for all your care and concern!
*GROUP HUG*

Ms.B


38 posted on 02/10/2013 9:05:10 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

So glad to finally hear from you, Sis! I was wondering if you would stay with her. Getting out of your driveway would have been impossible! Was Mr B ok out there alone? Of course he was...he’s a Mainah! :)

I’ll bet you were so sore after all that shoveling! :(

Have a good week! (((hugs)))


39 posted on 02/10/2013 9:14:52 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

{{{{{ MISS BEEEEEE!!! }}}}}

“Global Warming” strikes again, don’t it?


40 posted on 02/10/2013 9:19:07 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

((((((((Sir Knight)))))))
I would like to have a little “chat” with Mr. Gore.


41 posted on 02/10/2013 9:22:04 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; mainelydawn

Hurrah!!! ms b, you are home and ok, and Moxie made it too! (((HUGS)))

I bet Moxie was glad when you got her shoveled out.

And thanks to Dawn for sharing her abode with you.

Did Mr B ever lose power?

Prayers continue as everyone recovers from the storm.


42 posted on 02/10/2013 9:34:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Oh, but didn’t you get the memo?

The next Ice Age has been postponed indefinitely!


43 posted on 02/10/2013 9:36:50 PM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge

“The next Ice Age has been postponed indefinitely!”

Apparently HE didn’t get the memo!
The Ice Age happened this weekend!


44 posted on 02/10/2013 9:54:49 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

*HUG*
Good evening/morning, Ma.
No, Mr B never did lose the power!
Amazing, that!


45 posted on 02/10/2013 9:57:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN; Lady Jag

Lady Jag said they had 32” of snow, and they didn’t lose power either. I’m so glad for all of you.

I bet he’s as glad to have you home as much as you are to be home.


46 posted on 02/10/2013 10:03:37 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

“I bet he’s as glad to have you home as much as you are to be home.”
He seems to be!
*smiling*
I’m off to bed, Ma!
*HUG*
Have a good day tomorrow!


47 posted on 02/10/2013 10:14:13 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Good night and rest well, ms b...*HUGS*
Thanks for all you do for our troops.


48 posted on 02/10/2013 10:19:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Whoaa!! I saw that the wind was howling 60 mph but I thought you may have gotten less snow.

22” is a respectable snowfall, but that damn wind must have been the worst of it.

I hope all is well.
I got nailed with 60 Mph turd floater at 5 AM yesterday.

No damage done, but Pook was like “What the fudge is going on daddy”?

Lost power, but by 10 am you would never now what happened except for the blinking clock displays


49 posted on 02/10/2013 10:28:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC
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, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Star. How's it going?

50 posted on 02/11/2013 1:16:34 AM PST by E.G.C.
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