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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.....
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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To: ClaraSuzanne; Billie; Mama_Bear; COB1; Mr_Magoo; lodwick; Cool Guy
Vacation, June 1975. Sheila and the boys! Made it to the beach.
posted on 08/05/2002 4:29:40 PM PDT
Condolonces on the trip - freeper withdrawal pains are the absolute worst.
Have a super vacation. ;-)
posted on 08/05/2002 4:33:36 PM PDT
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...
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.
posted on 08/05/2002 4:37:22 PM PDT
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!
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!
Condolences, perhaps? ;-)
posted on 08/05/2002 4:42:15 PM PDT
Time sure does fly, that thread is over a year old!
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.
posted on 08/05/2002 4:48:47 PM PDT
Amy, I am loving these pictures! Keep them coming. :-)
To: Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; HiJinx; lodwick; COB1
Vacation to Lodgepole Memorial Day 1978. Might as well break this baby in.
posted on 08/05/2002 4:52:06 PM PDT
LOL! That's a funny pic !
posted on 08/05/2002 5:00:15 PM PDT
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!
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!
posted on 08/05/2002 5:05:58 PM PDT
To: Jim Robinson
Congratulations Jim,thank you for FR.
Enjoying the stroll down memory lane...well, it's not my memory but memorable nonetheless.
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.
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:
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
But look at him now. LOL
I heard that.
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.
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.
Cool, wow, awesome - that is a keeper. Did you write that?
Do they have lions in Vermont? They are so cute. The baby lions that is!
Ohhhhhhhh (clapping hands) a girry raft!!!!!!!! Thank you Lodi
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.
posted on 08/05/2002 5:35:40 PM PDT
OMG!!!!! It's him!!!! It's Mel... he's so cute and handsome and wise and just cute all over!!!!!!!!!!
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.
And you're cute as a bug's ear. : )
Smiles and says thank you lodwick! What a picture.
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!
posted on 08/05/2002 5:42:41 PM PDT
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. : )
THere you are, Louie! SEEYA! Tomorrow!
posted on 08/05/2002 5:49:38 PM PDT
Uh huh, "little lady", okay... (tapping fingers on keyboard desperately tryin to think of a snappy reply, oh well...)
No, unfortunately, I do not know where in Raisin City, other than Orvil mentions the Merkle Ranch.
You have mail.
posted on 08/05/2002 5:54:33 PM PDT
I hear that you can get a fix by going to the library now.
To: dixie sass
posted on 08/05/2002 6:02:03 PM PDT
Hey CCC! Whatcha know good?
Oh, Mr. lod, your timing is impeccable.
Could you hear the growlings over there???
posted on 08/05/2002 6:06:43 PM PDT
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!
posted on 08/05/2002 6:10:30 PM PDT
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. :)
posted on 08/05/2002 6:13:39 PM PDT
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!!
posted on 08/05/2002 6:14:29 PM PDT
How pretty that one is of Sheila and the babies!
posted on 08/05/2002 6:14:49 PM PDT
LOL - I don't even LIKE Homer Simpson! That is a disgusting show, to me! :)
posted on 08/05/2002 6:16:38 PM PDT
Evening, mtngrl! We are loving all these photos of the Robinson family.
posted on 08/05/2002 6:18:03 PM PDT
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
posted on 08/05/2002 6:19:52 PM PDT
What a superb job you and your team did on this thred today saluteing the Finest of the Freeper Finest.
posted on 08/05/2002 6:20:16 PM PDT
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.
posted on 08/05/2002 6:22:37 PM PDT
..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.
posted on 08/05/2002 6:23:03 PM PDT
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