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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-05-02
Just Amy, Mama_Bear, daisyscarlett, ST.LOUIE1, and Billie

Posted on 08/05/2002 6:38:38 AM PDT by Billie




A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.






Mr. and Mrs. FR





Photo by ST.LOUIE1


When Jim Robinson's name was mentioned for the FReeper of the Day,  all of us wanted to be the one to feature him!  However,  instead of flipping a coin or fighting
it out to see who won :),  St.Louie suggested that JustAmy probably knew him better and longer than the rest of us,  so why not ask her to write his tribute?  Seemed like
a great idea,  and when Amy agreed,  another thought came to mind:

We could all work on this one!  Louie had already created that wonderful graphic of Jim and Sheila above;  Amy would write the main thread,   MamaBear and daisyscarlett could each say a few words,  and I would put it all together.  YES!  We had a plan!  Here, then, is the result of our tribute to the man who is FReeRepublic, and the wonderful woman behind him.





Jim is not just a Vietnam Vet in a wheelchair. Neither is he just the founder of FreeRepublic. Jim is a man with strong beliefs and a deep love of his God, his family and his country.
Jim will take to the air or to the road to show his dedication to his beliefs. After making 3 trips to DC (March for Justice, Judgment Day and House Managers Tribute Rally and Dinner), he eagerly attended the Freeper's Inaugural Ball. This Ball was possible, in part, to Jim's and FreeRepublic's 'SoreLoserman' Rallies and dedication to removing all signs of Clinton/Gore.
What's next on the agenda? How about Scumbag, Gary Condidit? Jim spent many Saturday's driving 4 hours to Modesto where he could join the Modesto Freepers for 2 hours in calling for Condit's removal from office.
Since 9-11-2001, Jim and his family can be found every Friday night at the corner of Shaw and Blackstone (Patriots Corner) counter-protesting the war protesters and showing his support for President Bush's war on terrorism and his support for our military.
Although Sheila does not always agree with his political views, they share their belief in God and their love of family and country. You will find her at his side Friday evenings for The Support Our Troops Rallies. She may entertain with her rendition of "We don't smoke marijuana at Shaw and Blackstone."
It is impossible to spotlight Jim and Sheila without acknowledging Chris, pictured at right. He not only makes sure they get where they need to be, whether it be Washington, DC or Patriots Corner. He gladly picks up a sign of support and carries the flag as he keeps the boom box volume turned high.
~ JustAmy



What can I say about Jim Robinson that has not been said many times over?   While I was pondering this question, it occurred to me how different my life would be without this wonderful website.   Jim Robinson's FreeRepublic is my home on the internet.  Actually, it is Jim's home on the internet and he has opened it up to all of us.
This is where I come to meet like-minded people who share my values, my love for God and country and my fears for her future. Here we can link arms and hearts in supporting our conservative causes while making life-long FRiendships, and having fun all at the same time! I have never met a finer group of people and it is because of Jim that we have this place to gather.
In short, Jim's dedication to his country, to his conservative values and to this website is inspiring. I believe I am a better person for knowing him and the many fine patriots who frequent this site. No, I cannot imagine my life without FreeRepublic. Thank you and God bless you, Jim.
~ Mama_Bear




I still get chills when I see the above photo of you leading the March for Justice in Washington D.C. in 1998 calling for the impeachment of President William Jefferson Clinton. I do not know what I can add to all of the nice things that have been said about you, and certainly will be said about you again today, except that I agree with all of them. We can never thank you enough for FREE REPUBLIC. God Bless you Jim Robinson.
~ daisyscarlett



In closing, I want to add only my thanks, once again, for your vision, Jim, in creating the greatest conservative site on the net. And Amy has asked me to remind everybody that she will be posting many more photos from the family album throughout the day!  So let this
be the last thread all of you check before turning off your pc tonight!
~ Billie










WEEKEND THREAD

08-3,4-02 Week in Review


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; surprises; veterans
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Comment #401 Removed by Moderator

To: ClaraSuzanne; Billie; Mama_Bear; COB1; Mr_Magoo; lodwick; Cool Guy

Vacation, June 1975. Sheila and the boys! Made it to the beach.

402 posted on 08/05/2002 4:29:40 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: dutchess
Condolonces on the trip - freeper withdrawal pains are the absolute worst.

Have a super vacation. ;-)
403 posted on 08/05/2002 4:33:36 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: dutchess
How far is nearest public library from your cabin? You could always run into town to "check out some books". All libraries have public computers nowadays, I do believe...

Here is some internet humor...


404 posted on 08/05/2002 4:34:18 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: souris
Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed posting Jim's photo album. I have known him for most of these years ..... since 1974, just before Chris was born.
405 posted on 08/05/2002 4:37:22 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Aquamarine; lodwick
I was suggesting that we should bring a class-action suit again JimRob for turning us all into addicts, and Lodwick supplied this link. It's a fun read!
406 posted on 08/05/2002 4:37:26 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: dutchess
We leave tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. for Mr. D's cousins funeral...wife and kids are holding their own...but I'm sure the next few months will be tough. Please keep them in your prayers.

I will do that.

This is coming up for me....Visiting Mom & Dad for the last leg after being without FR for 5 days.

Thanks for the laughs...you are so funny! I know exactly what you are talking about. I had a terrible time when I went to visit my cousin for a week. They have a Mac and I had no idea how to boot it up (sheesh! these people actually shut their computer down for several hours at a time!). I had to keep asking them if they would please log on to the internet for me, that I needed to "check something". I tried to hide how desperate I was, but by the end of the week, I could tell they were very concerned about my internet addiction. LOL!

.........

407 posted on 08/05/2002 4:38:54 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: lodwick
Condolences, perhaps? ;-)
408 posted on 08/05/2002 4:42:15 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: ru4liberty
Time sure does fly, that thread is over a year old!
409 posted on 08/05/2002 4:43:43 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Mama_Bear; Billie; ClaraSuzanne; daisyscarlett; lodwick; blackie; ST.LOUIE1
Why am I pinging Louie? He is AWOL this afternoon; I'm wasting my typing fingers trying to call him!!



How do you like our new motor home? Taken early 1978.

410 posted on 08/05/2002 4:48:47 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
Amy, I am loving these pictures! Keep them coming. :-)
411 posted on 08/05/2002 4:51:37 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; HiJinx; lodwick; COB1


Vacation to Lodgepole Memorial Day 1978. Might as well break this baby in.

412 posted on 08/05/2002 4:52:06 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Billie
YEAH, RIGHT!!

LOL! That's a funny pic !

413 posted on 08/05/2002 4:57:11 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: whoever

Snack?


414 posted on 08/05/2002 5:00:15 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: Jim Robinson
What a pleasure it is to get home from a mini-vacation in San Francisco only to hook up the old 'puter and find that Jim and Sheila Robinson are being featured on FR's Finest!

Jim and Sheila are two of my favorite people in the world! Jim is such a devoted patriot and all around good guy. Sheila is such a cut up and so much fun! I am honored to be able to FReep the peaceniks (and go out to dinner afterwards) with these two great Americans nearly every Friday night.

I admire the two of you so much!

415 posted on 08/05/2002 5:04:54 PM PDT by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: lodwick; bluesagewoman; Kathy in Alaska; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; Billie; ClaraSuzanne

Many of you have seen this, but I wanted to post it for those who have not.
Jim, Sheila, John and Chris with Jim's Mom and Dad. 1981.
Hey ..... those boys are growing!

416 posted on 08/05/2002 5:05:58 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: Jim Robinson
Congratulations Jim,thank you for FR.
417 posted on 08/05/2002 5:07:41 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Billie
Enjoying the stroll down memory lane...well, it's not my memory but memorable nonetheless.
418 posted on 08/05/2002 5:08:04 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: JustAmy
Yep, now Jim is starting to look like Jim in the photos. What fun this is and what fun it must be for Chris and John, too.
419 posted on 08/05/2002 5:13:47 PM PDT by daisyscarlett
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To: JustAmy
Amy, Today marks a century since my Dad was born. August 5th, 1902.

Here is something my brother Orvil sent out last night to the Robinson mailing list:

Hi Robinsons,

August 5 is the 100th anniversary of Omer Robinson's birth. He was born in Mena, Arkansas. Omer married Freda Ernestine Morton on November 30, 1931 in Alma, Arkansas. Omer and Freda were the parents of 9 children: Orvil 1933, Betty 1935, Thelma (Jacky) 1937 d1979, Shirley 1941, Linda 1943, James 1945, Donald 1946, Nancy 1949 d2001, and Margriet 1951.

Omer once worked in the wheat fields of Kansas(?) as a young man. He had a barber shop in Kibler, Arkansas during the late 20s and early 30s charging 10 cents for a haircut. During the Great Depression he worked a while for the WPA for 25 cents an hour. He moved his young family to Califonia in September 1939 - summer 1940. The trip took almost a year. They stopped to pick cotton for one of Freda's relatives in Oklahoma. Omer helped to construct a pond and mend fences at a ranch near near Roswell, New Mexico. They celebrated Christmas 1939 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Omer harvested grapefruits and oranges for several months near Mesa, Arizona. After a brief visit with his brother Ernest and his family in Corona, California he found temporary shelter at a California Agricultural Work Camp near Visalia, California. They moved after a few weeks to Exeter and then to Raisin City where he took care of an apricot orchard for the Merkle (sp?) Ranch. Omer moved his family to Fresno in 1942. He took a job with the Rosenberg Raisin Company becoming a mechanic to keep the equipment operating. I seem to recall that he claimed a 4th grade education. He took a home study course in mathematics to qualify for a war effort work in a machine shop. After Rosenberg closed its doors Omer worked until retirement as a paver for Langworthy Construction Company.

There is a picture of Omer at Jame's web site home page: www.psnw.com/~jimrob Orvil


420 posted on 08/05/2002 5:16:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: ST.LOUIE1
But look at him now. LOL

I heard that.

421 posted on 08/05/2002 5:16:14 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: lodwick
You did? Want a towel? Sorry, don't like the paper ones, to much of a waste - and some vinegar to wipe it down with?

Need to borrow this thingy to take the keyboard apart and dry it off also?

What thingy? Ummmmm, well, it's long and on end has a cross and the other a plastic handle. It's something men use a lot and comes in all sizes and shapes.
422 posted on 08/05/2002 5:23:33 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: whoever
Saw something similar to this from one of the ladies magazines from that same time period. Whatever the secret was back then, if this is it, then maybe we should heed it 'cause it seemed that families stayed together then more so than now.
423 posted on 08/05/2002 5:27:10 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: whoever
Cool, wow, awesome - that is a keeper. Did you write that?
424 posted on 08/05/2002 5:30:16 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: lodwick
Do they have lions in Vermont? They are so cute. The baby lions that is!
425 posted on 08/05/2002 5:32:09 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: lodwick
Ohhhhhhhh (clapping hands) a girry raft!!!!!!!! Thank you Lodi
426 posted on 08/05/2002 5:33:28 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: Jim Robinson
Raisin City???? Do you know where? Was it far from where I live now? Is there any way you can find out. If so, you'll have to get Chris to bring you out and we will take a drive1 Wow ..... it is a small world.
427 posted on 08/05/2002 5:35:40 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: MeeknMing
OMG!!!!! It's him!!!! It's Mel... he's so cute and handsome and wise and just cute all over!!!!!!!!!!
428 posted on 08/05/2002 5:37:50 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: whoever
I know you are kidding, and this post was a hoot to do.

I was kidding. Men and women should have an equal partnership in marriage, but as you know, it's more like 60/40 on any given day.
At least in my mom and dad's case. : )

But, in all honesty and seriousness, (which is foreign to me)

I'll never believe that. : )

...those marriages were the happiest and lasted.
The children were the most secure. Today's woman might just think about it.

You're right.

And you're cute as a bug's ear. : )

429 posted on 08/05/2002 5:37:54 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: lodwick
Smiles and says thank you lodwick! What a picture.
430 posted on 08/05/2002 5:40:55 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: daisyscarlett; All
Thank you, Daisy!

I had fun today on this thread. Hope you have a good night, I'm going to bed now so I can get up early for work tomorrow. Tell Louie and Billie and all the rest good night for me.

God bless you all!

431 posted on 08/05/2002 5:42:41 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Mixer
Thanks for the great pictures, and tribute, to Jim.

Amy has done most of the work. But thank you, Mixer.

Stop in more often. We have excellent FR's Finest freepers every day.

You could be next. : )

432 posted on 08/05/2002 5:49:11 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
THere you are, Louie! SEEYA! Tomorrow!
433 posted on 08/05/2002 5:49:38 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: lodwick
Uh huh, "little lady", okay... (tapping fingers on keyboard desperately tryin to think of a snappy reply, oh well...)
434 posted on 08/05/2002 5:49:49 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: JustAmy
No, unfortunately, I do not know where in Raisin City, other than Orvil mentions the Merkle Ranch.
435 posted on 08/05/2002 5:52:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: ST.LOUIE1
You have mail.
436 posted on 08/05/2002 5:54:33 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: dutchess
I hear that you can get a fix by going to the library now.
437 posted on 08/05/2002 5:59:46 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: dixie sass
;-) Hi!
438 posted on 08/05/2002 6:02:03 PM PDT by lodwick
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Hey CCC! Whatcha know good?
439 posted on 08/05/2002 6:02:49 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: lodwick
Oh, Mr. lod, your timing is impeccable.

Could you hear the growlings over there???


440 posted on 08/05/2002 6:06:43 PM PDT by whoever
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Hi, Pippin - I'm back - had to go out for a while, and then dinner, and now I have a few minutes to read a few and hopefully respond to some before my husband starts frowning at me!

Your fox is beautiful!

441 posted on 08/05/2002 6:10:30 PM PDT by Billie
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To: dutchess
You cracked me up, dutchess! Love you, girl! And we'll be thinking of you and all your husband's family through this tough time. Have a safe trip.

We'll see you when you can sneak in to the computer. :)

442 posted on 08/05/2002 6:13:39 PM PDT by Billie
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To: dixie sass; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; daisyscarlett; lodwick; whoever


Jim at a Custom Computer Services company picnic taken very early 1980's. Hey ...... get a haircut!!

443 posted on 08/05/2002 6:14:29 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
How pretty that one is of Sheila and the babies!
444 posted on 08/05/2002 6:14:49 PM PDT by Billie
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To: MeeknMing
LOL - I don't even LIKE Homer Simpson! That is a disgusting show, to me! :)
445 posted on 08/05/2002 6:16:38 PM PDT by Billie
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To: mtngrl@vrwc
Evening, mtngrl! We are loving all these photos of the Robinson family.
446 posted on 08/05/2002 6:18:03 PM PDT by Billie
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To: CounterCounterCulture; JustAmy; Jim Robinson
LOL! Know what you mean. We can thank Amy for these wonderful photos. Well, I guess we really can thank Jim and Sheila and Chris and John for these wonderful photos! LOL
447 posted on 08/05/2002 6:19:52 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
What a superb job you and your team did on this thred today saluteing the Finest of the Freeper Finest.
448 posted on 08/05/2002 6:20:16 PM PDT by Gabz
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Good night, Pip - I'm sorry I missed you, hopefully you'll see your good nights when you get up in the morning. I'll try to get the new thread up between 7 - 7:30 AM CDT.
449 posted on 08/05/2002 6:22:37 PM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
..And you're cute as a bug's ear. : .

Are you a student of bugs' ears?

Are you sure, or is that your imagination, again.?

Now I will need a logo of a bug's ear.


450 posted on 08/05/2002 6:23:03 PM PDT by whoever
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