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Memorial Thread ~ FReeper "blackie" went Home September 13, 2013 ~ 14 September 2013
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Posted on 09/14/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska





~ Memorial Thread ~

~ FReeper "blackie" has gone Home ~

~ September 13, 2013 ~

FReeper "blackie" (the name he used here on earth)
is a US Navy vet.

Rest in Peace, Blackie.





Abide With Me

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word,
But as Thou dwell'st with Thy disciples, Lord,
Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.

Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings;
Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea.
Come, Friend of sinners, thus abide with me.

Thou on my head in early youth didst smile,
And though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee.
On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter's power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Blackie, his wife Barb, and their families.







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1 posted on 09/14/2013 9:35:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Blackie is gone.

Salute.


2 posted on 09/14/2013 9:36:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I offer my sincerest prayers that we will be protected and looked after in heaven with the same passion he looked after every one of us as a member of our nation’s Navy.


3 posted on 09/14/2013 9:38:27 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Kathy in Alaska

prayers for Blackie’s loved ones


4 posted on 09/14/2013 9:38:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Henceforth, the Office of the President shall be known as IMPOTUS)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP Blackie


5 posted on 09/14/2013 9:39:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm


6 posted on 09/14/2013 9:39:19 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP.


7 posted on 09/14/2013 9:42:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Jim Robinson; Jeff Head; Joe Brower; Bender2; JustPiper; abigail2; MoJo2001; 007; ...
From blackie's profile page....

Jesus said:
"When these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads,
for your redemption draweth nigh." - -
(Luke 21:28)

Nine Principles To Believe In

1. America is good place, not perfect, but good.

2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.

3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and not a guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have. I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree or share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them. They answer to me.

Please ping those who would like to know.


8 posted on 09/14/2013 9:42:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Jesus said:
“When these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads,
for your redemption draweth nigh.” - -
(Luke 21:28)

Nine Principles To Believe In

1. America is good place, not perfect, but good.

2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life.

3. I must try to be a better, more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and not a guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have. I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree or share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them. They answer to me.

FROM BLACKIE’S PAGE


9 posted on 09/14/2013 9:42:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks.

You formatted it much better than I could.


10 posted on 09/14/2013 9:44:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

May you have Fair winds and following seas, Blackie. Farewell, shipmate.


11 posted on 09/14/2013 9:47:27 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP Blackie.


12 posted on 09/14/2013 9:47:35 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Backie,

Thank you for stepping forward when others stepped back.
Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger.
Thank you for delaying plans for college, marriage, and other opportunities and choosing to serve.
Thank you for braving the unspeakable horrors of war.
Thank you for sacrificing time with your family and missing those significant milestones the rest of us take for granted.
Thank you to your spouse and your children who accepted your absence as a way of life and understand they shared you with a nation and sometimes the world.
Thank you to your parents who prayed to protect you.
Thank you for continuing to support your country once you left military service.
Thank you for being a conscience to our nation.
Thank you for serving as a heroic example of who we are and what we can dream to be.
Thank you for your service.

13 posted on 09/14/2013 9:48:52 PM PDT by South40
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To: Kathy in Alaska; blackie

Its not fair.
Fair voyages and a joyous arrival blackie.
See you when I catch up.
Rest well until then.


14 posted on 09/14/2013 9:49:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Anchors Aweigh brother.


15 posted on 09/14/2013 9:49:41 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: Kathy in Alaska
My tribute.


16 posted on 09/14/2013 9:49:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: blackie; Kathy in Alaska

Rest in peace Blackie. Your work here is done.


17 posted on 09/14/2013 9:50:13 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Jet Jaguar

GMTA...d:o)


18 posted on 09/14/2013 9:52:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: HiJinx; ASA Vet; Progov; Seizethecarp; darkwing104; 2ndDivisionVet; LonePalm; Travis McGee; ...

Gentlemen, our ranks have lessened by one this night.

Raise your glasses with me.

Blackie, God bless his memory.


19 posted on 09/14/2013 9:52:32 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Prayers on the way!


20 posted on 09/14/2013 9:54:35 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

good luck, FRiend. rest well. we'll carry on from here.

/salute

21 posted on 09/14/2013 9:55:05 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Bubble #2 up to the top and forget the rest... at best window dressing and at worst actually bucking the Lord... and blackie’d tell you so if he could freep from heaven.


22 posted on 09/14/2013 9:56:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 230FMJ; 4woodenboats; 68 grunt; absolootezer0; AdamSelene235; ...
FReeper
Motorcycle
Hooligans

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Visit the FMH Swag Store & support FR!
Send FReepmail if you want on/off FMH list
The List of Ping Lists

Rest in Peace, Sir.

23 posted on 09/14/2013 9:57:14 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: smokingfrog

Tis a better world he goes to...God bless him and his family...


24 posted on 09/14/2013 9:58:23 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Old Sarge; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

A friend has gone up.


25 posted on 09/14/2013 9:58:31 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Wow...Way back when I was a real newbie, he first replies I ever received to anything I posted on FR were from blackie and OldAtlanta...both now gone.

"Dear Lord, thank you for giving me the strength and the conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true, through the many obstacles in my path and for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and for your many signs along the way. Thank you for the good that I have done. For whatever light you were able to shine into the darkness of this world through me...Thank you for allowing me finally to rest. I'm so very tired. The time of my departure is at hand and now I surrender my soul into your care, at peace in knowing that I have carried out your will. That I have done right with my time on this earth. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith."

~The Book of Eli

26 posted on 09/14/2013 10:00:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
RIP Blackie, prayers for his family.
27 posted on 09/14/2013 10:00:43 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Rest in peace, Blackie and my condolences to his family.

Three Volley Salute & Taps

28 posted on 09/14/2013 10:01:25 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP blackie.

Prayers.


29 posted on 09/14/2013 10:02:56 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Prayers


30 posted on 09/14/2013 10:04:23 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Don’t take my word for it, these are my opinions...Do your own Homework)
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To: blackie; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; coffeebreak; ...
If you aren't on this ping list and are interested
in articles about Oregon, please FReepmail me.

31 posted on 09/14/2013 10:04:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Irenic

Well done.


32 posted on 09/14/2013 10:05:29 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: blackie; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Address your prayers to blackie;
 
To be added to these prayer pings, please FReepmail me.



33 posted on 09/14/2013 10:11:43 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Jet Jaguar; Jim Robinson

RIP Blackie Owens 10-1930 to 9-2013


34 posted on 09/14/2013 10:12:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Salvation

blackie was always there on the Oregon board calling our attention to all the gun issues that were happening.

God bless you, blackie.

May your soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


35 posted on 09/14/2013 10:13:44 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Blackie: Never met you old salt nor even communicated online. However, I salute you as you are piped over to the other side. May you have fair winds and following seas. From a lady U. S. Navy Vet.


36 posted on 09/14/2013 10:15:04 PM PDT by Cruiser1962 (GOD BLESS AMERICA)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A prayer for this brave warrior.


37 posted on 09/14/2013 10:17:26 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: Irenic

Thank you, Irenic....a most fitting send off.


38 posted on 09/14/2013 10:19:24 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

God Bless you blackie and Rest In Peace brother, our prayers be with you.


39 posted on 09/14/2013 10:21:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Rest in peace, and prayers out.


40 posted on 09/14/2013 10:24:33 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Rest in Peace


41 posted on 09/14/2013 10:26:08 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: blackie

TAPS

RIP

Blackie Owens, USN


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

42 posted on 09/14/2013 10:27:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

RIP


43 posted on 09/14/2013 10:37:53 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Fair winds and following seas. You will be missed, my friend.


44 posted on 09/14/2013 10:41:47 PM PDT by StarCMC (Sometimes you need a Jimmy Carter to get a Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I going to miss Blackie... His fellowship as a Rider, and his wit and wisdom he gave to us.

Dang Nab it! Keep that shiny side up Blackie...

We’ll ride together again when I get up there...

JD


45 posted on 09/14/2013 10:48:21 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: martin_fierro

Too funny....FReeper Motorcycle Hooligans.
Most fitting...he loved SPEED on the back roads!


46 posted on 09/14/2013 10:53:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Chode

RIP


47 posted on 09/14/2013 10:54:34 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Fair winds and following seas sailor. There is a bond between those that have plied the briny deep.

Rktman. A fellow Navy vet.


48 posted on 09/14/2013 11:07:28 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; blackie

Rest in peace, dear friend. Prayers up!


49 posted on 09/14/2013 11:08:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Licensed-To-Carry

I only knew blackie by name recognition, but I was struck by the fact that the first item on blackie’s profile page is Scripture by the Lord Jesus Christ:

Jesus said:
“When these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads,
for your redemption draweth nigh.” - -
(Luke 21:28)

Instantly, another Scripture came to my mind:

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” 1Cor 13:12

Then I began to review blackie’s posts and soon I encountered another Scripture quoted by blackie (on a Tim Tebow thread):

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

It had been an instant reply to the previous post by Licensed-To-Carry who said:

“John 14:6 is the key verse in the whole Bible, it’s as simple as that.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2989408/posts?page=10#10

I feel great joy for blackie that he now abides with his Redeemer and Lord Jesus, face to face, and I pray that knowledge comforts his family and friends in his physical absence from them.

PS: In my mind’s eye, I am also beginning to see a Freeper contingent in heaven and look forward to meeting, face to face, so many wonderful, precious, and kindhearted Freepers I may never be privileged to meet here on earth.


50 posted on 09/14/2013 11:13:55 PM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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