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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE VISIT ~ 15 December 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/14/2013 4:59:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

THE VISIT


A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment into the president's outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge. She frowned. "We want to see the president", the man said softly. "He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped. "We'll wait," the lady replied.

For hours, the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away. They didn't. And the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted to do. "Maybe if they just see you for a few minutes, they'll leave," she told him. And he sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time to spend with them, but he detested gingham dresses and Homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.

The president, stern-faced with dignity, strutted toward the couple. The lady told him, "We had a son that attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. And my husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus".

The president wasn't touched, he was shocked. "Madam," he said gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."

"Oh, no," the lady explained quickly, "we don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard. The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical plant at Harvard".

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. He could get rid of them now. The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it costs to start a University? Why don't we just start our own?" Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment as Mr and Mrs Leland Stanford walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California, where they established the University that bears their name, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.



 

 



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1 posted on 12/14/2013 4:59:49 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Good Evening, Kathy!

***HUGS***



A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours! Thank you very much for tonight’s Sunday Chapel thread.






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 12/14/2013 5:00:06 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
Welcome the visitor.
3 posted on 12/14/2013 5:00:54 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy! Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

Off to a party ....

4 posted on 12/14/2013 5:03:00 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

Finished the High Chair now working on little Table & Chairs so she may have Tea Parties.


5 posted on 12/14/2013 5:03:20 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I remember Christmas in Viet Nam. We happened to be at out home base and had completed a big operation. We were served first in the mess hall and had wine and some visiting dignitaries including two Generals.

I only wish that our troops nowadays had it that good.

6 posted on 12/14/2013 5:04:01 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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


Canceled Christmas

December 15, 2013

Read: Luke 2:36-38

Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of [Jesus]. —Luke 2:33
Bible in a Year:
Amos 1-3; Revelation 6

We felt as if our Christmas was being canceled last year. Actually, our flight to see family in Missouri was canceled due to snow. It’s been our tradition for quite a few years to celebrate Christmas with them, so we were greatly disappointed when we only got as far as Minnesota and had to return home to Michigan.

On Sunday, in a message we would have missed, our pastor spoke about expectations for Christmas. He caught my attention when he said, “If our expectations for Christmas are gifts and time with family, we have set our expectations too low. Those are enjoyable and things we’re thankful for, but Christmas is the celebration of the coming of Christ and His redemption.”

Simeon and Anna celebrated the coming of Jesus and His salvation when Joseph and Mary brought Him to the temple as a baby (Luke 2:25-38). Simeon, a man who was told by the Spirit that he would not die before he saw the Messiah, declared: “My eyes have seen Your salvation” (v.30). When Anna, a widow who served God, saw Jesus, she “spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem” (v.38).

We may experience disappointments or heartache during the Christmas season, but Jesus and His salvation always give us reason to celebrate.

How wonderful that we on Christmas morn
Though centuries have passed since Christ was born,
May worship still the Living Lord of men,
Our Savior, Jesus, Babe of Bethlehem. —Hutchings
Jesus is always the reason to celebrate.



7 posted on 12/14/2013 5:04:26 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A Blessed snowy Lord’s Day to the MacNessa family. *HUGS*


8 posted on 12/14/2013 5:05:13 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; mountainlion; BIGLOOK; laplata; HiJinx; Publius; TMSuchman; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

A Blessed Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you.


9 posted on 12/14/2013 5:07:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours, Sand...((HUGS))

Welcome the visitor.

An important thing to think about.....thanks.

10 posted on 12/14/2013 5:12:09 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours, Janey...((HUGS))

Have fun at your party.


11 posted on 12/14/2013 5:15:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; Yehuda; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Alouette; ...

Shavua Tov.
Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


12 posted on 12/14/2013 5:18:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thanks very much, Kathy!

A great day for us - John-Man's Graduation. It was a very impressive ceremony - and - don't tell anyone! - they had both an Invocation and closing Benediction that expressly touched upon God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

Another example of how our rank and file believe, and how they act in accordance with those beliefs - despite the general opprobrium that confronts us now.

Several retired Generals were in the audience, some of whom came onto the stage to present awards. John-Man was awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship. We were obviously proud as punch!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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 12/14/2013 5:19:09 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: MoJo2001; AZamericonnie; StarCMC; ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; HiJinx; Cindy; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


14 posted on 12/14/2013 5:21:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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!



"On Jordan's Bank"
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
(Click)


On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
Announces that the Lord is nigh;
Awake and hearken, for He brings
Glad tidings of the King of kings.

Then cleansed be ev'ry heart from sin;
Make straight the way of God within;
Oh, let us all our hearts prepare
For Christ to come and enter there.

To heal the sick stretch out Thine hand,
And bid the fallen sinner stand;
Shine forth, and let Thy light restore
Earth's own true loveliness once more.

All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whose advent sets Thy people free;
Whom with the Father we adore
And Holy Ghost forever more.







"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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)

15 posted on 12/14/2013 5:23:37 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

Hiya Navy Bro, congrats to the Midshipmen, $10 FReeper bucks going into the FReeper fund.


16 posted on 12/14/2013 5:27:09 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hiya Ma, snows a melting and temps are rising, Woo-Hoo, Happy Lord’s Day!


17 posted on 12/14/2013 5:29:16 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A Blessed Lord’s Day Kathy,...((HUGS))


18 posted on 12/14/2013 5:34:26 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: PROCON
Good evening, Army Bro! A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!

Thanks for the congrats - it was a much closer game than the final score indicates.

It's been quite a while since we have conversed - I hope things are going well with you!



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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 12/14/2013 5:35:43 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
I promise not to tell anyone that they had both an Invocation and closing Benediction that expressly touched upon God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.

God Bless the courage and conviction of his school.

Congratulations, John_Man on your graduation and receipt of a scholarship!!


20 posted on 12/14/2013 5:35:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

And G-Pa will have to sit on one of those little chairs and enjoy his “tea”.


21 posted on 12/14/2013 5:41:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

((((HUGS))))


22 posted on 12/14/2013 5:44:12 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

LOL remember the story that I put the Canteen about a Dad do proud of his daughter treating him to a Tea Party everyday. LOL


23 posted on 12/14/2013 5:45:53 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Dang, 12 Navy wins in a row, I’m humbled, but just wait til next year :-) Happy Lord’s day to you too!


24 posted on 12/14/2013 5:50:53 PM PST by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: PROCON
Next year indeed - a new year, a new chance!

Are you ready for Christmas?



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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)

25 posted on 12/14/2013 5:55:53 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: PROCON

Good evening, Pro....Happy Lord’s Day to you and yours.

Glad you are warming up and getting back to normal.

Are you all going to be together for Christmas for a few days at least?

We’ve been having gentle snow since late Friday and it continues....6 or 7 inches so far and it’s supposed to continue.

It’s beautiful....I got to stay in today and just watch it. I shoveled the deck last night and twice today so far. Shoveling a couple inches at a time is easier than deeper stuff. I tried to shovel a path to the mailbox, but the plow has left too deep a berm for me to push through.

I’m gonna call the plow folks and ask for a truck that can get the pile of snow up into the yard.

Tomorrow I must venture out.


26 posted on 12/14/2013 6:04:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mountainlion

Good evening, mountainlion, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

It tears at my heart what our “leaders” (she says spitting) are doing to our troops.

God Bless and watch over them.


27 posted on 12/14/2013 6:11:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; Yehuda; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Alouette; ...

He Who blessed our forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob - may He bless the fighters of the Israel Defense Force, who stand guard over our land and the cities of our G-d from the border of the Lebanon to the desert of Egypt, and from the Great Sea unto the approach of the Aravah, on the land, in the air, and on the sea.

May HASHEM cause the enemies who rise up against us to be struck down before them. May the Holy One, Blessed is He, preserve and rescue our fighting men from every trouble and distress and from every plague and illness, and may He send blessing and success in their every endeavor.

May He lead our enemies under their sway and may He grant them salvation and crown them with victory. And may there be fulfilled for them the verse: For it is Hashem, your G-d, Who goes with you to battle your enemies for you to save you.

G-d bless and keep your children safe, Alouette.


28 posted on 12/14/2013 6:13:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site


Good evening, ML!!

***HUGS***



A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours! Have you been naughty or have you been nice?






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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 12/14/2013 6:17:41 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

Am I under oath?

LOL!

I think, BTW, that is a Fat Boy (The Bike, Not Santa)


30 posted on 12/14/2013 6:29:04 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours.

Thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


31 posted on 12/14/2013 6:45:05 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you.
Frozen tundra right now, 14 degrees and plenty of snow all day.


32 posted on 12/14/2013 6:51:21 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


ConorMacNessa and John-Man at John-Man's Graduation
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
14 Dec 2013




"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

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 12/14/2013 6:54:25 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

What a handsome couple of specimens of virtuous male hunkitude!

Congrats to Both!


34 posted on 12/14/2013 6:57:07 PM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: The Mayor

Everything in one day, huh? Anyone to help you move snow?

Stay warm and safe.

We are approaching 8” and it continues. I decided last winter that I was too old to mess with the snow thrower, so now the lawn guys do snow removal in the winter. They came at 3:30a, this morning. I suspect they have been working all day and will be overnight as well.


35 posted on 12/14/2013 7:10:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

All the snow, yes. I have a small plow on my lawn tractor, does a great job.

Temps have been cold for over a week. I hate the teens and low 20’s. We need to warm just a little to make it bearable.


36 posted on 12/14/2013 7:20:25 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Great picture. Congratulations!


37 posted on 12/14/2013 7:23:31 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Congradulations, Conor and John-Man! You must be very proud.


38 posted on 12/14/2013 7:26:13 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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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 for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them
The Four Chaplains Of The USS Dorchester!





TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"

(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


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!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

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)

39 posted on 12/14/2013 7:28:58 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

What a proud day!! Congrats to both of you!


40 posted on 12/14/2013 7:34:12 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL of you heroes!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
We are directed to Greet one anther with a Holy Kiss
41 posted on 12/14/2013 7:38:55 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: unique1; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


42 posted on 12/14/2013 8:08:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor
I could never justify one, but I always wanted one.


43 posted on 12/14/2013 8:20:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Congratulations.


44 posted on 12/14/2013 8:21:34 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

While the arrogance and self importance of the Academented is legendary, that story is a myth.


45 posted on 12/14/2013 8:34:55 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - Because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That is very close to what I have. Works great.


46 posted on 12/14/2013 9:49:33 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: GladesGuru
Welcome to the Canteen, GladesGuru, and a Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.

I'll have to do some looking around as the story is from the Navy Chaplain site. But, myth or not, the message is a good one. It may not be the Stanford's that belong in this "story", but most of us have run into the auto-put-down situation....either ourselves or someone we know.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.

Holds true no matter who you are.

47 posted on 12/14/2013 9:55:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Makes “shoveling” not so much a chore. d:o)

More than 12” so far here....snow still falling gently.


48 posted on 12/14/2013 10:07:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All


"Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." -from THE BIBLE: John 4:21-24
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49 posted on 12/14/2013 11:32:42 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

50 posted on 12/15/2013 1:09:55 AM PST by E.G.C.
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