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A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-10, 05-11-03.....Week In Review
Billie and dansangel

Posted on 05/10/2003 4:16:01 AM PDT by dansangel




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.






A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.

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TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog.
MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son.
BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.



TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon.
BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.



TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband
poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son;
BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset);
WVNan's husband; ladtx Aunt Eva.



We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.

         

GROUP 1A: TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1
GROUP 2A: TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc
GROUP 3A: TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf
GROUP 4A: TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma
         

GROUP 5A: TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68. MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797. BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack.
GROUP 6A: TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett. MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick, Leroy S Mort, Mark17. BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.
GROUP 7A: TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam, dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony.BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang.
GROUP 8A: TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx. MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law. BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.




                     







To Our FReeper FRiends:   We hope you've been having as much fun as we have with our spotlight on various FReepers. We thought we'd kick back on the weekends and simply review those who've been featured during the week. If you missed seeing them and want to say hello to them now, feel free to click on the link to that particular thread. If you'd like to drop in and out of this thread today and tomorrow, please feel free to do that also. One of us will always be around to see the welcome mat is still out, and maybe even put fresh flowers on the table. :)

"Getting to Know You"


THIS WEEK'S THREADS



05-05-03 Cinco De Mayo
.......................................A "Billie Celebration"


05-06-03 A Lesson In Chinese
..........................................Exit148


05-07-03 Never Forget
......................................ALOHA RONNIE


05-08-03 What's So Incredulous About This
.........................JOHN HUANG2 ESSAY


05-09-03 Don't Worry, Your Dogs Are Doing Great
................. Billie


Strangers are just friends waiting to happen










Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
The guy's good, folks!
Thanks, Mixer!

1) Click on the graphic to open the Calendar.
2) Once there you can click on any month and even click to the right to go into next year. Once you are in the month that you joined FR you will need to click on the number in the calendar and then an add item screen will come up.
3) In the next box enter your name in the "Calendar Text" field and then click on submit.
4) If any of the screens fail to load simply click on refresh in your browser and that will usually fix it.
5) If all else fails or simply if you want me to do this for you send me an FReepmail and I will gladly do it for you. ~Mixer




God Bless Our Military



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Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Daisyscarlett; Dansangel; Dutchess; Mama_Bear; and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.
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We ask Lord, that You guide the leaders of our great country in their hour of decision. The burden that has been placed on their shoulders is overwhelming. We ask that with Your infinite wisdom You guide them gently to the right decisions.
Please give us the strength, Lord, to get through each difficult and devastating day that faces each of us and our country. Protect and guide our Military that are now being called to duty, strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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OhioWfan........................son
mystery-ak..........son, husband
Gogrammy................grandson
Inspectorette...................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
anniegetyourgun...........nephew
Pippin....niece,nephew,loved one
Doug from Upland......son-in-law
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater..........cousin
WaterDragon..son-in-law,grandson
BeforeISleep...................son
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells..................active duty
LadyX....................grandson
LongCut..................active duty
Trish.......................active duty
The Mayor................niece


Maigrey................cousin
ladtx....................2 sons
Mama_Bear...........nephew
gator girl............husband
severa................husband
MozartLover...........nephew
LBGA........................son
SpookBrat...........nephew
Himyar.....................son
boxerblues............2 sons
the piper...................son
sheeza...............husband
kemathen7...........husband
Diver Dave................niece
deadhead................cousin
JimRobinson.....2 nephews
Armymarinemom.....3 sons
Consort...........2 daughters
Darheel..................niece
dixie sass.............nephew
BeAllYouCanBe.........son
AgThorn.............2 sons
kneezles...........son




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1 posted on 05/10/2003 4:16:01 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: dansangel; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; ...
It's the weekend (yay!)! Come join us, kick back, relax and have fun with your FReeper FRiends!

This weekend we celebrate Mother's Day. This lovely graphic is from Mama_Bear who is taking a much deserved weekend off. Please let us know if you want on or off of our ping list by sending a FReepmail to Billie, dansangel, dutchess, or Mama_Bear.

Have a great weekend, all! (((((((HUGS))))))

2 posted on 05/10/2003 4:23:06 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dansangel; Billie
Great graphics!

Happy Mother's Day to all FReeper Moms!

3 posted on 05/10/2003 5:04:28 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Most goldminers used to blame stuff on the ass.)
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To: dansangel
Good morning Angel.


4 posted on 05/10/2003 5:06:57 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: dansangel; Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dutchess; SpookBrat; LadyX; Pippin
Mornin', everybody ! Happy weekend !

77 degrees as I post this, headin' for around 87 today (coolin' off a bit).
Thunderboomers possible (yet again) . . .


Have a cup while you FReep !






For those who prefer hot chocolate.....






5 posted on 05/10/2003 5:11:50 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Mmmmmmmm!!! Thank-you for the link, (((((((((Luis))))))))

It sounds wonderful!

If .45MAN and I are fortunate enough to move back to FL one day soon, I can't wait to have some *good* authentic Cuban food! We found one restaurant here that was so-so, but they didn't last.
6 posted on 05/10/2003 5:15:35 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Thanks for the reminder. Tomorrow is Mother's Day !

Today would have been my late Uncle Clifford's birthday. I remember him joking that there were some years that HE was a Mother (it sometimes fell on Mother's Day). Missed it by one day this year!

7 posted on 05/10/2003 5:15:46 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: Aeronaut
Good Morning (((((((Aeronaut))))))))

I was busy reminiscing on Luis's thread about good, home-cooked ethnic meals! LOL! :-)

What a way to start off my Saturday....hungry!

Have a great weekend!
8 posted on 05/10/2003 5:24:01 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: MeeknMing
(((((((((Meekie)))))))))

Hope you are planning to have an outstanding weekend! We haven't decided what to do yet (was all set to go to a gun show until we realized it was *next* weekend). .45MAN is at the club for his work-out and I'm busy ignoring all the housework that needs doing - LOL!!
9 posted on 05/10/2003 5:26:31 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: MeeknMing
I won't be around much tomorrow, so I better get my well-wishing done today.
10 posted on 05/10/2003 5:29:50 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Most goldminers used to blame stuff on the ass.)
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To: dansangel; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; MeeknMing; ...
Morning all............coffee and donuts for everyone:

Week in review:
Monday, Cinco de Mayo: Tuesday, A Chinese Lesson:

Wednesday, Aloha!

And, I think it was JustAmy's BD too.

Thursday, absolutely "incredulous"!


Friday (what a dog eat dog day):


11 posted on 05/10/2003 5:46:11 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
LOL!! Thank-you for the "Week in Graphics" recap!!

Save me a chocolate donut for later....got to get showered and dressed before .45MAN comes home from his work-out!

{{{{{{{{{nicmarshmallow}}}}}}}}}}}

Oops! The "devil" made me do it!


12 posted on 05/10/2003 6:02:31 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dansangel
Well, plans are tentative (and weather dependent). But your note brings to mind that I think it is time for me to Bar-B-Q some chicken sometime this weekend. So that's what I'll do sometime today or manana I think.

Mom passed away 2 years ago this last January, so guess I'll call the Bar-B-Q my Happy Mother's Day thingy for Ming and Ying (her sister from China who is living here with us now).

13 posted on 05/10/2003 6:14:53 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: nicmarlo
Wow !! Coffee, doughnuts, and what a GREAT post, LOL !! Thanks ! :O)
14 posted on 05/10/2003 6:17:38 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: MeeknMing
I'm sorry for your loss. Maybe the BarBQ can be in your Mom's memory.

At any rate, it's the weekend, two days off from work, and that's a celebration in itself!

I'm hoping to get together with my daughter and son-in-law as they will be moving to Arlington VA in a couple of weeks. :-(
15 posted on 05/10/2003 6:35:50 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dansangel; .45MAN; Billie; daisyscarlett; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; JohnHuang2; ...
Good morning to all the Finest...)


16 posted on 05/10/2003 7:34:11 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: dansangel
Thank you.

This coming Thursday the 15th is my Dad's birthday so I will probably go down and spend the day with him.

Sorry your daughter and her family is moving. Enjoy your time with them while you can !! :O)

17 posted on 05/10/2003 7:36:36 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: dansangel
Hey, Dansy-girl...thanks for setting the table this morning.

Found a beautiful bunch of azaleas just-a-burstin' up through the swamp water...whatta wonderful world we are given...)

18 posted on 05/10/2003 7:39:49 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: dansangel; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN
What a great post! This just a wonderful way to start a weekend. Happy Mother's Day to all.
19 posted on 05/10/2003 7:43:34 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: yall
Take the most recent poll, if you haven't already !

The current question, at the bottome of the list here:

Who should be the Democrat nominee for President in 2004?

Here are the choices/current standings . . .

Question ...

Who should be the Democrat nominee for President in 2004:

Dick Gephardt
95 votes - 3%

John Kerry
80 votes - 2%

Joe Lieberman
238 votes - 7%

Carol Mosley-Braun
167 votes - 5%

Howard Dean
88 votes - 2%

Al Sharpton
1,404 votes - 44%

Hillary Rodham Clinton
231 votes - 7%

Dennis Rodman
563 votes - 17%

Dennis Kusinich
41 votes - 1%

Bob Graham
46 votes - 1%

Ramsey Clark
188 votes - 5%

3,141 votes total; you voted "Al Sharpton"



20 posted on 05/10/2003 8:13:58 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: All
Morning everyone, I hear the traditional sounds of springtime Saturdays - Lawnmowers - and smell the scent of fresh cut grass!
21 posted on 05/10/2003 8:21:59 AM PDT by dixie sass (GOD bless America)
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To: Luis Gonzalez; dansangel; MeeknMing; jwfiv; All
What a wonderful and loving essay, Luis-in-my-native-Florida..:))

Please come here more often, your words always such a delightful treat for us.....
22 posted on 05/10/2003 8:50:05 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God is Good - His Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: nicmarlo; LadyX; MeeknMing
"And, I think it was JustAmy's BD too"

Hey ....... no way am I having two birthdays a year!!!
LadyX had a birthday last week.

LadyX ...... she's giving away your birthday!! Is she related to Meekie?
23 posted on 05/10/2003 8:57:42 AM PDT by JustAmy (God Bless President Bush and God Bless America!)
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To: JustAmy; LadyX; MeeknMing
LadyX had a birthday last week. LadyX ...... she's giving away your birthday!! Is she related to Meekie?

No. Meekie steals people and things....I just give them away, lol.

Okay, so it was LadyX's BD....I was very close! : )

24 posted on 05/10/2003 9:36:12 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: dansangel
The "devil" made me do it!

Yeah, right! : )

25 posted on 05/10/2003 9:37:47 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: dansangel; MeeknMing; Luis Gonzalez; nicmarlo; jwfiv; Aeronaut; Aquamarine; ArneFufkin; AuntB; ...
Meekie, you and I share not having our mothers physically present to honor. This is related for all those in this category - - -

* When Mom Is An Angel *

Some of you already know the last time I saw my mother was when she and Daddy placed my two little boys (then 6 & 7) and me (27) on a plane to join my husband in South Dakota.

We managed to get to Atlanta; a two-day shutdown blizzard in Chicago lifted so I could get through there, although we missed our connection out of St. Paul-Minneapolis. Waited all day in the airport there for a flight at 4 p.m. to Rapid City, landing on a snowy Christmas Eve.

The next year was idyllic, roaming the beautiful Rocky Mountains; eventful, with the birth of our daughter September 30th; and dramatic as two weeks later the Cuban Missile Crisis dominated our Strategic Air Command life.

Ha! That was just a prelude for orders to go to Fairbanks, Alaska, departing the day after Christmas to go through Canada and the Alaska Highway to our destination.

There of course was no way to get to Florida to visit and then to the top of the world, but my mother and I wrote often until January of 1964 when she was stricken with an aneurysm, resulting in her being paralyzed, blind and unable to speak.

She passed away on my second son's tenth birthday in July of 1965 when I was 31, and I'd never gotten to hear her voice again.
She never saw my daughter.

Fast Forward through Gypsy Woman's Life to 1972 when we were out of the service and back in Florida.
Moving so often and renting mostly, I never hung photographs on walls, hauling boxes of them around. Jennifer was then 10, and thus, I realized, hadn't seen pictures of my parents.

One day, going through a box, I showed her some.
The moment I held up my mother's picture, she exclaimed, "But Mom! That's the lady who came to me last night when I was crying about Striker!!"

We had had to find a home for our beloved dog (Collie-Cocker Spaniel mix acquired when she was one), when we left the service in 1969.

She related when she was going to sleep, she was thinking of him amd crying, and suddenly "The Lady" appeared at the foot of her bed and comforted her!

She was adamant that the lady in the picture was the one who had been there and comforted her.
I add that she never had been a fanciful child with imaginary playmates - was a grounded military brat in her early years who rolled with the punches.

Thus am I sure Mom prompted me to get out the pictures to have 'confirmation' of what happened - and am certain of her continued presence, joined a few years later by my Dad.

I can tell you, too, living in this small South Carolina town where my grandfather and grandmother (her parents) lived in the 1920's - he the minister of a church right off the Center Circle by the County Courthouse - I can often 'feel' the prayers they offered here for their children and grandchildren!!

We are surrounded by the love of those gone ahead - - - and in giving love and kindness to others, honor their memories, and love grows - - -

Giving thanks from a grateful heart,

LadyX

Please give your living mothers a hug for me...

26 posted on 05/10/2003 9:55:40 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: dixie sass
Hi, sass - may I offer you a glass of lemonade to go with this Saturday in Spring?..:))
27 posted on 05/10/2003 10:00:13 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: JustAmy; MeeknMing; nicmarlo
"LadyX ...... she's giving away your birthday!! Is she related to Meekie?"

Dunno, but Meekie - my Dad's birthday was the 16th, as was my husband's mother's. Made it easy to remember.

Mine was the 7th, and every year I get Mother's Day, too, the same week!

28 posted on 05/10/2003 10:05:37 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: LadyX
You just gave me chills, and blurred my vision.

Thank you so much for sharing.
29 posted on 05/10/2003 10:06:18 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez (Most goldminers used to blame stuff on the ass.)
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To: LadyX
Hey, Doll...)...found this screen cap of a dream I had once long ago.

Thanks for your thought re: Mother's Day.

30 posted on 05/10/2003 10:12:30 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: LadyX; MeeknMing
My mother is also not here to honor, having passed away long ago, at the age of 41. Of course, I often think of her, but last Mother's Day, for whatever reason, her absence hit me especially hard. Thanks for sharing "When Mom is an Angel," LadyX.
31 posted on 05/10/2003 10:12:59 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Luis Gonzalez; nicmarlo; jwfiv
Thank you - - -

I was so blessed to have her as long as I did. For those of you who still have yours, do spend time plumbing the depths of yours - ask about their memories and experiences, for when they are gone, you cannot.

For example, thinking there were years ahead, knew she had taught school after college, but never asked the name of the town! Never asked where my grandmother taught school in the three years before she married my grandfather!

I now live in South Carolina, and would love to go where they had been The Teacher.....

All those stories with gaps - all the things they might like to revisit with you, were you to ask - and you'd have more stories to pass to your children and grandchildren - - lost - - ASK her now to relate them.

Better yet, video tape or at least voice record them.

32 posted on 05/10/2003 10:35:15 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: jwfiv
Hey, Guy...:))

Love the dreamy landscape....and offer this one for you, Johnny Mac...


33 posted on 05/10/2003 10:39:30 AM PDT by LadyX (((( God's Love and Mercy and Grace are without limit - - ))))
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To: JustAmy; nicmarlo
LadyX ...... she's giving away your birthday!! Is she related to Meekie?

Re #23-24: LOL !

34 posted on 05/10/2003 10:44:23 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: LadyX; yall
Please give your living mothers a hug for me...

Likewise, here.

Wow. What an awesome story about your daughter and your Mother. Thanks for sharing that.

35 posted on 05/10/2003 11:01:01 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: LadyX
Thank you for sharing your story Lady. I too look forward to seing my mom again "on the other side." She left us in 1976 at age 60.
36 posted on 05/10/2003 11:08:23 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: dansangel

37 posted on 05/10/2003 11:30:33 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: nicmarlo
My folks would have celebrated their 50th anniversary had Mom lived for another ~3.5 months. They had looked forward to that since their 25th. I got them a silver platter that I had engraved for that one. I still remember around the time of their 25th Mom wondering what I was going to get them for their 50th, lol!
38 posted on 05/10/2003 11:50:48 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Check out my Freeper site !: http://home.attbi.com/~freeper/wsb/index.html)
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To: LadyX
Thanks for sharing your Mother's Day memories with us.
This is the first Mother's Day without my Mother. She died last year 2 days before her 89th birthday. So many things have been reminding me of her lately.



Happy Mother's Day, Mother. We miss you, I'll never forget our trip to Texas and Oklahoma.
39 posted on 05/10/2003 12:08:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (God Bless President Bush and God Bless America!)
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To: JustAmy
I'm sure that tomorrow will be bittersweet Amy. Thanks for posting the picture of your mother.
40 posted on 05/10/2003 12:29:25 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: LadyX
Maggie. What a special story about your mother and daughter. Thanks for sharing it.
41 posted on 05/10/2003 12:30:55 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: dixie sass
I hear the traditional sounds of springtime Saturdays - Lawnmowers - and smell the scent of fresh cut grass!

We're hearing the all too frequent sounds of thunder and lightening here! But on the other hand, this way I can freep guilt free as I really need to get into my flowerbeds...but alas...can't LOL
42 posted on 05/10/2003 12:33:47 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: MeeknMing
Hi Meekie. I'm blessed to have both my parents although dad who turns 81 this year is showing signs of Alzheimers. So difficult to watch....but how blessed I have been.
43 posted on 05/10/2003 12:36:29 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: nicmarlo
Hi nicmarlo. What a darling "week in review" you've come up with. Thanks! You add so much to this site!
44 posted on 05/10/2003 12:37:54 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: dansangel; Mama_Bear; Billie; LadyX; All
Had planned to spend more time here but another storm front is coming through...need to shut down and unplug the phone...modem got zapped last year! Hope to be back later! Have a good day everyone!
45 posted on 05/10/2003 12:40:27 PM PDT by dutchess (Happy Mother's Day)
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To: jwfiv
Love the picture of our "conservative friends" in Africa ((((((((jwfiv))))))))

:-)

Hope you are having a relaxing and wonderful weekend!
46 posted on 05/10/2003 2:01:18 PM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: Temple Owl
(((((((Temple Owl))))))))

Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays! Thank-you for the kind words and for stopping by for a visit.
47 posted on 05/10/2003 2:14:02 PM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: LadyX
We are surrounded by the love of those gone ahead - - - and in giving love and kindness to others, honor their memories, and love grows

Yes we are LadyX. Thank You for sharing about your Mom and your daughter, wow. Went to the cemetery today, brought a bouquet of flowers, a balloon and my Mom' favorites, one single red rose, and an American Flag. Also visited my Dad's and brother Gary's grave... We brought them all the same tokens of love to place on their grave

Please give your living mothers a hug for me...

And please give a hug to all your Mom's from Colleen too...Bless them all, Mom's are the best :-)

48 posted on 05/10/2003 2:15:51 PM PDT by deadhead (God Bless Our Troops and Veterans)
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To: nicmarlo
The "devil" made me do it!

Yeah, right! : )

Hmmmmphh! Don't believe me, eh?

It's *hard* to be an angel all the time!

49 posted on 05/10/2003 2:20:53 PM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: LadyX
Your story gave me chill bumps! How wonderful for your daughter that she was able to be comforted by her departed grandmother.

I often think that my own dear grandmother has been my guardian angel. I lost her when I was 13 and miss her dearly. She was always smiling and always had a kind word to say to her friends and family. When she died at the young age of 61 from kidney failure, my mother took it very badly - they were best friends.

I love to think that we will all be united once again. Your story gives me great hope that it *will* happen.

Happy Mother's Day, (((((((Ladyx))))))))
50 posted on 05/10/2003 2:27:10 PM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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