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1 posted on 02/26/2013 5:59:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Grandpa Snucked Out

February 27, 2013

My cousin Ken fought a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. In his final days, his wife, three children, and several grandchildren were in and out of his room, spending time with him and sharing special goodbyes. When everyone was out of the room for a moment, he slipped into eternity. After the family realized that he was gone, one young granddaughter sweetly remarked, “Grandpa snucked out.” One moment the Lord was with Ken here on earth; the next moment Ken’s spirit was with the Lord in heaven.

Psalm 16 was a favorite psalm of Ken’s that he had requested to be read at his memorial service. He agreed with the psalmist David who said that there was no treasure more valuable than a personal relationship with God (vv.2,5). With the Lord as his refuge, David also knew that the grave does not rob believers of life. He said, “You will not leave my soul in Sheol [the grave]” (v.10). Neither Ken nor anyone else who knows Jesus as Savior will be abandoned in death.

Because of Jesus’ own death and resurrection, we too will rise one day (Acts 2:25-28; 1 Cor. 15:20-22). And we will find that “at [God’s] right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Ps. 16:11).

“In the Beloved” accepted am I,
Risen, ascended, and seated on high;
Saved from all sin through His infinite grace,
I am accorded in heaven a place.
—Civilla Martin. © Renewal 1958. Hope Publishing.
God is our treasure now, and being with Him in heaven will bring pleasures forever.

Read: Psalm 16

My heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope. —Psalm 16:9
Bible in a Year:
Numbers 17-19; Mark 6:30-56


2 posted on 02/26/2013 6:00:15 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








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)

3 posted on 02/26/2013 6:00:27 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: All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 02/26/2013 6:00:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl! ((HUGS))
5 posted on 02/26/2013 6:01:43 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You have a few friends and family members that you are especially close to. You can count on them to be there for you.

You feel overjoyed about your past and those you have loved. You feel like you have been blessed in life.

You succeed by nurturing yourself. You believe it's important to take care of yourself today so that you are strong for whatever comes.
The Desert Test

9 posted on 02/26/2013 6:07:27 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You feel like you can't depend on anyone but yourself in this world. You feel quite alone sometimes.

You feel exhausted about your past and those you have loved. It's been a long, hard road.

You succeed by tapping into your reserves. You have an extraordinary amount of energy and endurance.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 6:13:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You Are Together and Wise
You have a broad, mature outlook on life. You know that there are ups and downs, and you feel like you can weather them.

You feel a strong sense of community and like you truly belong. You trust other people and believe they are basically good.

You feel wistful about your past and those you have loved. Memories are bittersweet for you.

You succeed by counting on others for support. You could never do what you do without your friends and family.
The Desert Test
Blogthings: We're Not Shrinks, But We Play Them On the Internet

18 posted on 02/26/2013 6:18:59 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You feel like you can't depend on many people in this world. There are a few that you totally trust, however.

You succeed by pacing yourself. You realize that all that matters is the long run, and you aim to persevere.

Just as an afterthought, after yesterday, I'm totally tired of the desert!

21 posted on 02/26/2013 6:21:35 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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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~


22 posted on 02/26/2013 6:22:34 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi All, Kathy! No time, just a peek. Janey


26 posted on 02/26/2013 6:30:16 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: Kathy in Alaska

Share on Tumblr It says that I am Together & Wise

You have a broad, mature outlook on life. You know that there are ups and downs, and you feel like you can weather them.

You feel like you can’t depend on anyone but yourself in this world. You feel quite alone sometimes.

You feel wistful about your past and those you have loved. Memories are bittersweet for you.

You succeed by tapping into your reserves. You have an extraordinary amount of energy and endurance.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 6:49:30 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy. Hope you are well. :)
You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You feel like you can't depend on anyone but yourself in this world. You feel quite alone sometimes.

You feel exhausted about your past and those you have loved. It's been a long, hard road.

You succeed by nurturing yourself. You believe it's important to take care of yourself today so that you are strong for whatever comes.
The Desert Test
Blogthings: A Fine Line Between Insight and Stupidity

34 posted on 02/26/2013 6:54:01 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy. How’s the weather? Getting warmer?


37 posted on 02/26/2013 6:57:17 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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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

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


43 posted on 02/26/2013 7:27:03 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You feel like you can't depend on anyone but yourself in this world. You feel quite alone sometimes.

You feel relieved about your past and those you have loved. You are happy to be moving on with the future.

You succeed by tapping into your reserves. You have an extraordinary amount of energy and endurance.
The Desert Test
The First Rule of Blogthings Is: You Don't Talk About Blogthings

45 posted on 02/26/2013 7:31:03 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; MEG33; mylife; ..

WELCOME TO THE


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

Good morning, Everyone. Good morning

Thank you, Ma, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Interesting quiz.
Never expect to be walking in the desert so
this is based on my best guess.

Our local DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Cloudy and damp with occasional drizzle this morning...
then becoming partly cloudy. High 59F.
Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

~ Tonight... Mostly cloudy skies this evening.
A few showers developing late. Low 37F.
Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

You Are Thoughtful and Happy
You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You have a few friends and family members that you are especially close to. You can count on them to be there for you.

You feel exhausted about your past and those you have loved. It's been a long, hard road.

You succeed by tapping into your reserves. You have an extraordinary amount of energy and endurance.
The Desert Test

Please stay right where you are.
Keep the troops and their families entertained.

The Canteen is

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


BARTOCCI, JOHN EUGENE

8/31/1968
KIA - South Vietnam - Over Water

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.


61 posted on 02/27/2013 3:55:17 AM PST by beachn4fun (Conservatives have been shamed into silence by progressives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; StarCMC; MoJo2001; laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie
You Are Thoughtful and Happy

You have an optimistic outlook. When troubles come your way, you try to see how you will grow and learn from them.

You feel like you can't depend on anyone but yourself in this world. You feel quite alone sometimes.

You feel overjoyed about your past and those you have loved. You feel like you have been blessed in life.

You succeed by tapping into your reserves. You have an extraordinary amount of energy and endurance.

This is my home, the Sonoran Desert in Springtime.

88 posted on 02/27/2013 10:03:29 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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