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FReeper Canteen ~ For Unto You Is Born This Day...A Savior...Christ The Lord ~ 25 December 2013
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Posted on 12/24/2013 6:00:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska



For Unto You Is Born This Day...
A Savior...Christ The Lord

Merry CHRISTmas!!

LUKE 2:1-20
King James Version (KJV)

1..And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2..(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3..And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4..And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5..To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6..And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7..And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8..And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9..And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10..And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11..For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

12..And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13..And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14..Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15..And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16..And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17..And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18..And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19..But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20..And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.



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1 posted on 12/24/2013 6:00:27 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 Ironsides," 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!!!!!!!






"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 12/24/2013 6:00:49 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry Christmas Ma!


3 posted on 12/24/2013 6:00:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry Christmas Kathy.


4 posted on 12/24/2013 6:02:02 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: The Mayor; ConorMacNessa; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


5 posted on 12/24/2013 6:02:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry CHRISTmas FRcanteen family!


6 posted on 12/24/2013 6:05:16 PM PST by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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~ For Unto You Is Born This Day...A Savior...Christ The Lord ~

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7 posted on 12/24/2013 6:10:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Jot tothe World.


8 posted on 12/24/2013 6:10:57 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska




9 posted on 12/24/2013 6:15:19 PM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Jet Jaguar

It was -6 at noon today, but warmed up to -1 now.

MERRY CHRIST MAS


10 posted on 12/24/2013 6:18:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

How was your half day commute? All ready now?

It got cold again today...-6 at noon.


11 posted on 12/24/2013 6:21:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

-33 this morning on my deck. Beautiful sunset this afternoon.


12 posted on 12/24/2013 6:21:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



"For Unto Us A Child Is Born"
Messiah
G.F. Handel
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May the Blessings of Christmas Descend Upon You And Yours
And Remain Throughout The New Year!






"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)

13 posted on 12/24/2013 6:23:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BykrBayb
MERRY MERRY CHRIST MAS

Have a great day, BykrBayb.


14 posted on 12/24/2013 6:25:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

JUST WANT TO WISH YOU A...
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*•. .•* * MERRY •¤**¤•..
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«`’•.¸.¤ CHRISTMAS! ¤.¸.•’´»


15 posted on 12/24/2013 6:31:57 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: MountainDad
MERRY CHRIST MAS

Have a wonderful day, MountainDad.


16 posted on 12/24/2013 6:32:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

MERRY CHRIST MAS

Have a wonderful visit with family, Sand.

Stockings hung by the chimney with care?


17 posted on 12/24/2013 6:42:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Lightning fast commutes in each direction - very few people went in today. I'm ready - two small gifts for Mrs. MacNessa yet to wrap.

We had a heavy snow shower just as I was getting home this afternoon - over in about 20 minutes.

Mass this afternoon, then a short soiree at Mrs. Mac Nessa's niece's.


Merry Christmas To You And Yours!




"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)

18 posted on 12/24/2013 6:43:52 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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MERRY CHRIST MAS!

Have a wonderful day, Lady J.
Hope you are feeling well. Do you have snow now?


19 posted on 12/24/2013 6:49:06 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
“Messiah”

by George Frederick Handel

as performed by The Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of Christopher Hogwood (1982)

Judith Nelson, Sopano 1

Emma Kirkby, Soprano 2

Carolyn Watkinson, Contralto

Paul Elliott, Tenor

David Thomas, Bass

Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford directed by Simon Preston

In 1741, George Frederick Handel faced the fact that London audiences were no longer interested in Italian opera. His two latest operas had bombed, and Handel was seriously thinking of leaving England and returning to the German-speaking world.

During Holy Week, London’s theaters were closed, and Charles Jennens, Handel’s favorite librettist, came up with a religious work that could be presented in the theater during that week. An oratorio, which is a religious cantata, would guarantee Handel a full house, which is the goal of every composer who writes music for a living. Handel knew that the authorities would not make an exception for Holy Week even for a religious piece, so the idea went in another direction. Handel decided to take his new work, “Messiah”, to Dublin in the fall of 1741 where it was received with great acclaim.

The first London performance in 1743 got a less pleasant reception. There were objections to using a theater as a venue for the performance of a sacred work and to using operatic singers of dubious personal morality to sing it. Even Jennens had issues with some of Handel’s music, which brought on yet another stroke for poor Handel, who had experienced a major stroke in 1737.

Each time “Messiah” was staged, Handel made adjustments to the score. Sometimes a piece was lengthened or shortened due to artistic instincts. Sometimes it was re-scored for different voice. Sometimes the weakness of a particular singer required a rewrite. Hogwood uses the 1754 Foundling Hospital version, by which time Handel had pretty much stabilized the score.

“Messiah” is written in three acts. Part 1 covers the prologue to Christ’s birth to his entry into Jerusalem. Part 2 covers his suffering, death and resurrection, and the spreading of the gospels by his disciples. Part 3 covers the promise of eternal life. Each part is structured like the act of a Baroque opera.

Jennens’ idea was to use quotes from the Old Testament to explain quotes from the New Testament. Direct narrative is avoided, and no singer has to impersonate Jesus, which would have been considered blasphemous. (The one exception to this was setting the various Passions to music, which Bach did.)

Instruments of that period were quite different from today, as were the performance practices of the Baroque era.

String instruments played with gut strings, not steel. The sound decay rate for gut is more rapid, and that gives the strings a thinner, more plangent quality. Vibrato, which is ubiquitous today, was used only rarely and for expressive effect. At the time, there were a large number of markings in the score for bowing and articulation, most of which have been forgotten over the centuries. After Handel, Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang’s father, wrote the first violin tutorial, which explains in detail just how these various markings are to be played. The period instrument movement has revived these techniques, which are quite different from how string instruments are played today.

The wind instruments had not yet been supercharged and had smaller bores. The (French) horn of the era was the valveless hunting horn, which was unreliable in pitch. Composers of the era used those horns for their humorous effect.

The vocal tradition of the era avoided vibrato, and the lack of vibrato gives the human voice a very different quality. Singers were expected to improvise their own ornamentation using the written score as a guideline. This was especially true in da capo arias which are written in A-B-A structure. The first time through the “A” section, the vocalist was expected to follow the score. The second time through, the vocalist was expected to ornament the written vocal line to show off his or her chops.

Choristers did not include women, and the soprano roles were sung by little boys.

Both orchestras and choruses were small in size.

Speed indications had a different meaning in the Baroque era. All Baroque music is dance music, even religious music. An instruction like allegro indicates a quick dance tempo, and adagio indicates a slower dance tempo. The modern interpretation of these instructions comes from the Victorian era, when many traditions were lost. Hogwood avoids the modern for a Baroque understanding of what these instructions mean.

Part 1

Baroque operas begin with an overture. The format is a slow introduction with dotted notes in duple time, followed by a fugue, followed by a march, gigue or minuet. But Handel knew what he was doing, and he stops the fugue cold with a cadence in E minor, making way for human voice. Note the atmosphere, not so much of joy, but of anticipated joy. At 1:36 the sense of yearning for the Christ figure is palpable.

The purpose of a recitative is to link larger musical numbers and change key. An unaccompanied recitative involves a singer backed by a harpsichord and often cello. An accompanied recitative backs the singer with the string section. “Comfort ye my people” is an accompanied tenor recitative leading into a tenor aria, ‘’Every valley shall be exalted”, where Handel uses the Baroque technique of word painting. Note the music for the words “crooked” and “straight”. Note also the lack of vibrato in Elliott’s rendition and his cadenza at the end backed only by a thin bass line. (The lyrics come from “Isaiah”.)

Handel introduces the chorus, “And the glory of the Lord”, with low voices first, giving him the ability to amplify as the piece goes on. (Isaiah) This leads into an accompanied recitative for bass, “Thus saith the Lord”. (Haggai & Malachi)

Every Baroque opera had a big production number in each act, and a soprano aria, “But who may abide the day of his coming”, is the big production number for Part 1. Note Emma Kirkby’s lack of vibrato, which makes her sound like a young boy. Also note how she shows off her chops in the second run through the material, especially the cadenza. Her ornamentation is absolutely hair raising. (Malachi)

Handel liked to recycle material from his Italian operas on occasion, and this chorus, “And he shall purify”, is an example. (Malachi) It is followed by a recitative for contralto, “Behold, a virgin shall conceive”. (Isaiah)

”O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion” is a contralto aria that expands into a chorus.

Following is a recitative for bass, “For behold, darkness shall cover the earth”. Note the sudden change in atmosphere and how Handel shows darkness and the change to light at 27:23. This leads into a bass aria, “The people that walked in darkness”, with a wandering string line minus harmony, symbolizing wandering in the darkness. The magic moments occur at 28:56 and 29:56 where the darkness is dispelled. (Isaiah)

Following is another chorus derived from one of Handel’s Italian operas, “For unto us a child is born”. (Isaiah)

”Pifa”, sometimes translated as “Pastoral Symphony”, is Handel’s attempt to recreate the sound of shepherds’ bagpipes. It grew in length over the years, but by 1754 Handel had reduced it to its original 11 bars as a lead-in to four short accompanied soprano recitatives, each intended to ratchet up the tension. They in turn lead into a chorus, “Glory to God”, where the trumpets appear for the first time. Note the word painting, high voices for heaven and the low voices for peace on earth. At the end, Handel marks the ending pianissimo as the vision fades. (Luke)

Even though there is no mention of the Lord as “bridegroom”, Handel’s original version of this soprano aria, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion”, featured a violin playing a gigue, the instrument and dance associated with weddings. The time signature for this early version was 12/8. By 1754, Handel had changed the time signature to 4/4, and this little detail disappeared. (Zechariah)

This leads into a soprano recitative, “Then shall the eyes of the blind”, which in turns leads into a soprano aria, “He shall feed his flock”. This started out as a piece for contralto, then for duet, but by 1754 Handel had settled on handing it to the soprano. (Isaiah & Matthew)

Handel turned to recycling Italian opera for this final number, “His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light”. Note the Elizabethan spelling of “burden” as “burthen”. (Matthew)

Part 2

Part 2 is a long series of numbers intended to culminate in the resurrection, and Handel builds it slowly. It is similar to the Passion works of Bach. Handel uses the dotted rhythms of a Baroque overture to start “Behold the lamb of God” and brings in the lower voices first. (John)

But Handel wastes no time and launches into his big production number for Part 2, a contralto da capo aria, “He was despised”. In the “B” section, Handel uses the strings in short staccato strokes to portray the sound of scourging. As the “A” section returns, note Carolyn Watkinson’s ornamentation of the vocal line. At 1:04:46 when she launches into her short cadenza, if your screen isn’t blurry, you have so soul! (Isaiah)

Three short choral numbers are recycled from an earlier Italian opera. “Surely he hath borne our griefs” sets the table. “With these stripes we are healed” is developed as a fugue. The third, “And we like sheep,” is not what you think it is! (Isaiah)

The next two linked numbers start with a recitative for tenor, “All they that see laugh him to scorn”. Note how Handel word paints the sounds of scourging, laughing and the shaking of heads. This leads into a mob chorus, “He trusted in God”, a crowd scene developed as a fugue. (Psalm 22)

The next two numbers are a recitative for tenor, “Thy rebuke has broken his heart”, and a tenor aria, “Behold, and see if there be any sorrow”. (Psalm 69 & Lamentations)

Two numbers are joined: a recitative for soprano, “He was cut off from the land of the living”, and a soprano aria, “But thou didst not leave his soul in hell”. (Isaiah & Psalm 16)

They lead into a chorus, “Lift up your heads, O ye gates”. Watch the buildup of the chord progression and its gentle unraveling from 1:23:57 to 1:24:43. It’s magical. (Psalm 24)

Now comes a recitative for tenor, “Unto which of the angels said he at any time”, followed by a chorus in the form of a fugue, “Let all the angels of God worship him”. (Hebrews)

The aria, “Thou art gone up on high”, was moved from bass to contralto in the years between 1741 and 1754, but Handel finally settled on handing it to the soprano. (Psalm 68)

The following chorus shows off Handel’s gift for word painting. Note the single notes for “The Lord gave the word” and the busy notation for “Great was the company of the preachers”, as if the preachers had entirely too much to say. (Psalm 68)

”How beautiful are the feet” is an aria that went through a number of changes between 1741 and 1754, but Handel finally settled on handing it to the soprano. (Romans)

”Their sound has gone out” is a chorus aimed at brevity. (Romans)

It is followed by a “rage” aria for bass in operatic style, “Why do the nations so furiously rage together”, which Handel shortened by nearly half over the years so that it could quickly lead into the next number, a mob chorus in the form of a fugue, “Let us break their bonds asunder”.

A tenor recitative follows, “He that dwelleth in heaven”, leading into a tenor aria, “Thou shalt break them”. (Psalm 2)

It’s time to release all that tension and bring Part 2 to a close. This is the best known number in “Messiah”, a chorus where the trumpets are heard for only the second time in the whole oratorio. It’s the first time for the tympani. This is the announcement of resurrection. At 1:42:02 Handel walks up to the edge of setting the chorus as a fugue, but backs away and settles for a canon. The ascending phrases backed by the trumpet are nothing short of magic, as he ratchets up the tension for the breakthrough at 1:43:00. (Revelation)

Part 3

Part 3, unlike the other two parts, begins with a sense of certainty rather than anticipation. The issues have been resolved, and it’s time for a short epilogue on eternal life. “I know that my redeemer liveth” is a soprano aria that is one of the few pieces that underwent no revisions. Note Judith Nelson’s ornamentation as she repeats the material. (Job & 1 Corinthians)

This is followed by a chorus, “Since by man came death” and a bass recitative, “Behold, I tell you a mystery”. (1 Corinthians)

It’s time for the big production number for Part 3, “The trumpet shall sound.” This piece features the only instrumental solo in the work, written for trumpet. There would normally be a temptation to write a march here, but Handel resists the obvious to write a bass aria in 3/4. This aria was even longer in 1741, but Handel shortened it for the 1754 performance. Note the odd setting of the word “incorruptible”. Note also the use of the same musical phrase for “We shall be changed” everywhere it appears. This goes against the meaning of the line, which is why Charles Jennens criticized the composer’s approach. Handel’s word painting fails him. (1 Corinthians)

Following is a contralto recitative, “Then shall be brought to pass”, followed by contralto and tenor duet, “O death, where is thy sting”, which expands into the chorus, “But thanks be to God”, using the same musical material, all of which was recycled from an earlier Italian opera. (1 Corinthians)

”If God be for us” is an aria for soprano, then transposed for contralto, and then handed back to the soprano. Note Emma Kirkby’s vibrato-less voice and its boyish quality. (Romans)

Now it’s time for the grand finale, a series of three choruses beginning with “Worthy is the lamb that was slain”, followed by “Blessing and honor” set as a canon, finishing with a giant fugue with one word, “Amen”. Listen to that amazing wrap-up! (Revelation)

Handel: “Messiah”

20 posted on 12/24/2013 6:49:37 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Already am. Greeted warmly by Nate and Nate's Mom fixed Lasagna for supper.
21 posted on 12/24/2013 6:56:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 2LT Radix jr; acad1228; AirForceMom; Colonel_Flagg; AliVeritas; aomagrat; ariamne; armyavonlady; ...

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Christmas Jam

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Holly

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Remember

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Noel

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Nutrocker

Trans-Siberian Orchestra~Queen Of The Winter

MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO YOU ALL!

22 posted on 12/24/2013 6:57:05 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: LUV W
MERRY CHRIST MAS!

That is really cool, Luv. Have a wonderful day.
Dining out? Friends?


23 posted on 12/24/2013 7:00:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Glad you got home in time. Sudden snow fall always means stupid drivers. I had 2 weavers on the way home and was hoping to see each in the ditch or snowbank.


24 posted on 12/24/2013 7:07:55 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Thanks, Publius, for Handel’s Messiah.....I love reading your narrative. Listening in the background as I type.


25 posted on 12/24/2013 7:21:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’m glad you appreciate it. It’s just a little something I can do for the troops.


26 posted on 12/24/2013 7:22:27 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius
MERRY CHRIST MAS!

Have a wonderful day, Publius.
Enjoy your fine dining.


27 posted on 12/24/2013 7:24:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Merry Christmas, Kathy (and your Mom, too!)!
My MIL is here and
hubby will fix our traditional
dinner of grilled steaks
and all the fixin's!

28 posted on 12/24/2013 7:30:22 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

Beautiful thread, Kathy! :)


29 posted on 12/24/2013 7:30:53 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: SandRat
Warm greetings by the young ones is most gratifying. Dinner sounds good!
30 posted on 12/24/2013 7:43:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Love T-SO....thanks, Luv.


31 posted on 12/24/2013 7:47:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

You making biscuits in the morning?


32 posted on 12/24/2013 7:48:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I sure am making biscuits!
...and sausage to go with them!
It's my tradition. LOL!

33 posted on 12/24/2013 7:56:42 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: Publius

Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece! Merry Christmas! :)


34 posted on 12/24/2013 8:00:34 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: SandRat

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Sandy!
((((hugs))))

35 posted on 12/24/2013 8:03:56 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

Merry Merry Merry Christmas Ma!

Howdy do!?!

Smooch!

xoxoxo
Meeky


36 posted on 12/24/2013 8:08:24 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: LUV W

Merry Christmas Luvy!

xoxoxoxo,
Meeky


37 posted on 12/24/2013 8:10:01 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: Publius

Merry Christmas Publius! And thank you kindly Maestro!

xoxoxo,
Meeky


38 posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:15 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
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MERRY CHRISTMAS
to all at the Canteen and to our military men and women, past and present.
And to those who are serving abroad, our heart-felt thanks for doing what must be done though it keeps you far from home and away from family and friends. Your sacrifices are appreciated more than you may ever know.


39 posted on 12/24/2013 8:15:52 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: mainelydawn; MS.BEHAVIN; ConorMacNessa; mylife; NYTexan; LUV W; eyedigress; AZamericonnie; ...
Prayers needed......

Update on FReeper mainelydawn's daughter, Ashley, badly burned by a gas grill explosion. She is 29 with small children, in San Antonio, TX.

MS BEHAVIN reports....

Her left ear,and nose are burned away.
She may lose her left arm altogether.
She is on a ventilator (life support)
That’s it so far.

40 posted on 12/24/2013 8:16:52 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W

Looking good!! LOL!


41 posted on 12/24/2013 8:17:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Prayers for Dawns daughter, Dawn and the children.


42 posted on 12/24/2013 8:21:53 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My Aunt had a nasty cooking event.
Synthetic clothes.


43 posted on 12/24/2013 8:23:28 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN

Prayin’ in the mighty name of Jesus1

Poor lady!

Love in Him,
Meeky


44 posted on 12/24/2013 8:24:09 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: MeekMom
MERRY CHRIST MAS!

Have a wonderful day, Meeky...((HUGS)).
Do you have snow?


45 posted on 12/24/2013 8:27:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MeekMom

Thanks, Meeky....doesn’t look good. Burns are a horrible thing.


46 posted on 12/24/2013 8:30:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Have some snow, supposed to get more tonight & tomorrow for a lovely White Christmas! hee hee hee

xoxoxoxo


47 posted on 12/24/2013 8:30:53 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

yeah, poor lady; I can’t even imagine...
Just too horrible! :(


48 posted on 12/24/2013 8:32:13 PM PST by MeekMom (He is risen, no longer in the grave. Death could not hold Him. Behold Christ the risen Lord!)
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To: radu
MERRY CHRIST MAS!

Thanks, radu...thanks to our troops wherever they may be for Christmas.
Are you and your kitties gonna be warm enough? My brother is in Jamestown and it is 30.


49 posted on 12/24/2013 8:39:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mylife

Burns are horrid!!!!!!!

Doesn’t San Antonio have a military burn center? Maybe civilians use it as well.


50 posted on 12/24/2013 8:42:45 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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