Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

FReeper Canteen ~ What's Your Winter Personality? ~ 20 March 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/19/2013 5:59:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

~ Freeper Canteen ~

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.

Today We Want To Know.....

What's Your Winter Personality?

Click here and take the quiz!

To share your results, click "Get HTML", scroll down past the BBCode to the HTML, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box.

Have fun!

Please remember that The Canteen is here to support
and entertain our troops and veterans and their families,
and is family friendly.




TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: canteen; military; quiz; troopsupport
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-90 next last

1 posted on 03/19/2013 5:59:19 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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 03/19/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Thoughts On Rain

March 20, 2013

When torrential downpours beat on the heads of my newly planted petunias, I felt bad for them. I wanted to bring them inside to shelter them from the storm. By the time the rain stopped, their little faces were bowed to the ground from the weight of the water. They looked sad and weak. Within a few hours, however, they perked up and turned their heads skyward. By the next day, they were standing straight and strong.

What a transformation! After pounding them on the head, the rain dripped from their leaves, soaked into the soil, and came up through their stalks, giving them the strength to stand straight.

Because I prefer sunshine, I get annoyed when rain spoils my outdoor plans. I sometimes wrongly think of rain as something negative. But anyone who has experienced drought knows that rain is a blessing. It nourishes the earth for the benefit of both the just and the unjust (Matt. 5:45).

Even when the storms of life hit so hard that we nearly break from the force, the “rain” is not an enemy. Our loving God has allowed it to make us stronger. He uses the water that batters us on the outside to build us up on the inside, so we may stand straight and strong.

Lord, we know that we don’t need to fear the storms
of life. Because You are good, we can trust You
to use even our hard times to build our faith in You.
We lean on You now.
The storms that threaten to destroy us God will use to strengthen us.

Read: Matthew 5:38-48

He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. —Matthew 5:45
Bible in a Year:
Joshua 4-6; Luke 1:1-20


3 posted on 03/19/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


4 posted on 03/19/2013 6:00:57 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 03/19/2013 6:02:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska




Thanks very much, Kathy!

***HUGS***



Coming aboard as we speak. Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!








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 03/19/2013 6:02:43 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor
And it's a tie by our vets, Mac and The Mayor!!


7 posted on 03/19/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...how did your finding and fixing of hidden things go today? Driving conditions good? No crazies?

Searching and finding, or not finding, paperwork today. I did find my Dad’s military record folder. I’ve got a lot of typing to do to get it all on the computer and safely on a CD. And I found his discharge papers...they weren’t called DD-214s back then.


8 posted on 03/19/2013 6:20:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
(Click)


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Please let me know by Freepmail if you would like
to be admitted to or released from my music ping list









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)

9 posted on 03/19/2013 6:20:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor

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


10 posted on 03/19/2013 6:21:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi! Well my winter personality is:

~ Comfortable ~

When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.

You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.

You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.

~ Well With That, Greetings From Down UnDa ~

~ Here's What Happens When An Aussie Moves North Of The Equator ~

 photo extraordinarily_impressive_house_fr_zps3b3a0f8d.jpg

~ This Is Getting Serious ~

 photo let_me_think_about_itum_still_no_64_zps5d036f75.jpg

~ And Finally ~ Yeah Mate, It's Flooded ~

 photo daily_picdump_1189_640_24_zps64d98422.jpg


11 posted on 03/19/2013 6:32:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; ConorMacNessa; All

A sunny, blue sky day...need to chip a little more ice today...too much ice to try to get to the mailbox.
All melting goes to the foot of the driveway and freezes over night.


12 posted on 03/19/2013 6:33:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Not a very good day, sad to say - both commutes today were hellacious. In the morning there was a serious accident on my usual route in so I took an alternate - I managed to find every slowpoke on the road. This evening, I again acted as a magnet for the maladroit - one nimnil towing a car stopped short of the entrance ramp to the Capital Beltway in the middle lane of New Hampshire Avenue, a six lane divided highway, and cut in front of oncoming traffic to access the ramp.

Frustrating day at work - The software would not load Excel Spreadsheets properly. I also encountered, for the first time in my career, "very hidden worksheets" - they are impervious to being unhidden.

OY!!!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

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)

13 posted on 03/19/2013 6:36:58 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy! And for your dedication.


14 posted on 03/19/2013 6:38:35 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: SkyDancer
G'day, Janey....((HUGS))....I don't like spiders, especially BIG spiders!!

WOW! The engineering that must have gone into that house.

Flooded? Really? LOL!

Thanks for the pictures.

15 posted on 03/19/2013 6:40:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: SkyDancer
And in second....SkyDancer!!


16 posted on 03/19/2013 6:41:22 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Silver Silver Silver ...


17 posted on 03/19/2013 6:43:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: y'all; Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; BIGLOOK; HiJinx; NYTexan; ...
Oh, I don't have to take the test...
...my winter personality is



H A!!!

18 posted on 03/19/2013 6:44:40 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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

Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

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)

19 posted on 03/19/2013 6:44:42 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Right - I’ll hold off on those nasty critter from now on. Just wanted to share what the wild life is down here. That thing will chase you down if you’re not careful. Mostly they live out in the bush but sometimes they saunter into town. It’s a bird spider. Will drag baby chicks and other small birds down into it’s lair.


20 posted on 03/19/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Why on earth would someone hide a worksheet that clearly needs to be accessed. That’s just dumb! :) IMHO.....


21 posted on 03/19/2013 6:46:27 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Greeting Conor!!


22 posted on 03/19/2013 6:46:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa
Good Grief!! Let's hope all the maladroit and nimnil were concentrated all in one day, not to be seen for quite some time.

"Very hidden worksheets" does not sound good.

Glad you are safely home.

An adult beverage?


23 posted on 03/19/2013 6:50:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

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~


24 posted on 03/19/2013 6:59:25 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Pingie!:) Well...I had to kinda pretend at this one since our winter is most peoples "spring". LOL

Thank you for this evenings fun quiz! *Hugs*

Your Winter Personality is Comfortable
When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.
You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.
You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.
What's Your Winter Personality?
Blogthings: We Have a Quiz for Almost Everything

25 posted on 03/19/2013 7:02:54 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
Your Winter Personality is Comfortable
When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.
You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.
You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.

26 posted on 03/19/2013 7:03:04 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Your Winter Personality is Outgoing
Winter is definitely the loneliest time of year, and you do your best to surround yourself with family and friends.
You don't let the arctic cold get you down. You still go out and do your thing.

You are social and outgoing. You are excited by new people and new experiences.
You are naturally happy, but you also feel the emotions of others. If the winter has your friends down, you feel a little bummed too.
What's Your Winter Personality?
Blogthings: Waste Time at Work!

27 posted on 03/19/2013 7:08:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SkyDancer

Yikes....you be careful. Poisonous bite if they catch you?


28 posted on 03/19/2013 7:09:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

29 posted on 03/19/2013 7:13:05 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor

You are most welcome.


30 posted on 03/19/2013 7:14:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Hey no fair on the snowball...sand doesn’t pack well! ROFL!


31 posted on 03/19/2013 7:14:11 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie

heehee! I had to borrow some from one of our northern FReepers! :)


32 posted on 03/19/2013 7:16:06 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: LUV W
And rounding out the top three....Luv bags the bronze!!


33 posted on 03/19/2013 7:19:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SkyDancer

It is fun seeing the “wildlife” down under....just be sure you leave the spiders there.


34 posted on 03/19/2013 7:21:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Winter Personality is Comfortable
When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.
You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.
You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.
What's Your Winter Personality?
Blogthings: Quizzes and Tests and Memes, Oh My!

35 posted on 03/19/2013 7:23:05 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Right - there was a call-out for that beastie. It’s very sandy soil around Charleville with scub and stuff. It doesn’t pay to stray out there without being a keen observer. Most of them hide out under the scrub so you don’t see them. Not just those spiders but other critters as well.

Ta for now - Janey


36 posted on 03/19/2013 7:25:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

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


37 posted on 03/19/2013 7:27:58 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Wow!! I thought my post was too far down the line for THIS! :)

Thanks, (((Kathy)))


38 posted on 03/19/2013 7:29:58 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

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.
39 posted on 03/19/2013 7:33:27 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Winter Personality is Comfortable
When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.
You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.
You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.
What's Your Winter Personality?
Blogthings: We'll Tell You The Truth... Someone Has To!

40 posted on 03/19/2013 7:37:10 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie
Good evening, Connie...*HUGS*

Thanks for the red, white, and blue Tribute To Our Troops.

A good Tuesday? Traffic manageable?

41 posted on 03/19/2013 7:42:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska
Yes, an adult beverage!



"Very Hidden Worksheets" are a royal pain!




Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

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)

42 posted on 03/19/2013 7:43:46 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Oops...my apologies. I forgot the ping.

~ What's Your Winter Personality? ~

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.

CLICK HERE TO FIND LATEST THREADS



CLICK FOR Current local times around the world

CLICK FOR local times in Seoul, Baghdad, Kabul,
New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Anchorage


To every service man or woman reading this thread.
Thank You for your service to our country.
No matter where you are stationed,
No matter what your job description
Know that we are are proud of each and everyone of you.

To our military readers, we remain steadfast
in keeping the Canteen doors open.

The FR Canteen is Free Republic's longest running daily thread
specifically designed to provide entertainment and moral support for the military.

The doors have been open since Oct 7 2001,
the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.



NOTE: CANTEEN MUSIC
Posted daily and on the Music Thread
for the enjoyment of our troops and visitors.


43 posted on 03/19/2013 7:48:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: AZamericonnie
Your Winter Personality is Comfortable
When the weather gets cold, you love to settle in and get cozy. There's nothing better than being tucked under a warm blanket.
You can't help but be influenced by the world around you, and winter is your time to slow down and relax.

You are genuinely nice and a joy to be around. You have a natural serenity that makes others feel calm.
You are unpretentious and very real. You find it easy to connect to others just by being yourself.
What's Your Winter Personality?

Thanks for the reminder...leave for a week or so and forget everything you know. d:o)

44 posted on 03/19/2013 7:51:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Good evening, non owner of a snow shovel. LOL!!

Hope all is well, and Maddi is all better. ((HUGS))


45 posted on 03/19/2013 7:58:00 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Kathy. I’m the impulsive adrenaline extreme sport risk taker. Yepan that’s pretty much been me ever since I was young. They didn’t list snow football, my favorite winter sport. Full contact, full speed. I played like a crazed kamikaze. It was great.


46 posted on 03/19/2013 7:59:49 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


The Grey-Haired Brigade



Tonight’s posting of “The Grey-Haired Brigade” is dedicated to the gallant Navy Seal Vets, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty, who fell in combat 11Sep2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

Their valor, deeds and sacrifices remain unacknowledged by the Obama Regime, the Fifth Column and the camp-followers and useful idiots who keep them in power.

Their Heroism on behalf of our Nation demands recognition! Now, over six months from the day they gave their all in our defense, the Obama Regime has yet to address the circumstances of Benghazi!

And where are the thirty or more survivors of the massacre? What was their mission in Benghazi? A plethora of questions arise in the wake of this debacle – and the Obama Regime is conspicuous by its silence on this fiasco!



“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

"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." (1 Maccabees 3:58–60)

They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the Gold House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.








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)

47 posted on 03/19/2013 8:04:02 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: SandRat

Thank you so much, Sand. My Dad is now at peace, as is the family.

The stroke caused his right arm and leg to lose function, and, even tho he tried, the ability to speak. The Lord has made him whole again.


48 posted on 03/19/2013 8:07:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Kathy in Alaska

:)


49 posted on 03/19/2013 8:11:50 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: mylife

Go, my! Make a goal! Did you play hockey as a kid?


50 posted on 03/19/2013 8:12:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-90 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson