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A Few Of FR's Finest....Every Day....06-24-03....Happy First Anniversary To The Finest!
jwfiv; dansangel | jwfiv

Posted on 06/24/2003 1:40:40 AM PDT by dansangel



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and 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....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, dansangel, dutchess, Mama_Bear












"A Few Of FR's Finest" was born one year ago today. Together with Mama_Bear and Daisyscarlett, Billie turned a dream into a reality. The three Finest "sistahs" worked hard to bring profiles of individual FReepers to the attention of those that came to visit the Finest on a regular basis. Following is a "History of the Finest" lovingly written by our own jwfiv. Kick off your shoes, sit back and relax, for you are in for a rich and detailed story, promised to entertain and to bring you closer in spirit to what makes the Finest well...."The Finest."

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"A History of the Finest ~ told by jwfiv


A light drizzle was softly tapping on my window, which was open just a bit to let the cool breeze in. I was hoping it might keep me from dozing off...to no avail, I confess. Between listening to the rhythm of the falling rain, and the hum of Maggie's beloved electric fan, I had become Little Nemo in Slumberland, and was working on the 21st of 40 winks when I was hit right between the eyes by the scoop on this caper , like a bird in the way of a Gary Johnson fastball.

Maggie was off on one of her solos, leaving me to mind the store. I don't know where she goes until she comes back, and sometimes not even then...it's on a need to know basis, and that's OK with me, cuz I'm just glad to be a cub reporter, and her sidekick. I caught reference to magic lariats, glass airplanes and someone named Condi as she spoke into her decoder ring before leaving that morning...she said something about "an errand for George", then whoosh, when I turned around, she was gone.



My little nap ended with a start when I heard the Mac chiming to announce that new mail was in the hopper. I was thrilled to find an anonymous source named Dick Morris, wogue and wapscallion, as the author of the message. I'd lately been watching him tattle-tale on the doings and motives of x42 and Senator x, and was skeptical that he seemed so eager to turn over what he considered might be clues to the origins of an unidentified conservative website called FreeRepublic, and specifically a part of it he referred to as "The Finest".

His message said that I would find a manila envelope containing photos and documents of interest, and possible scandal, waiting for me at the front desk of the Hotel Monaco.

I dashed out the door and into the rain, ran the four blocks to the bus stop and caught the 2:45 E Street run, which took me across Main to a part of town I'm not really comfortable in. What used to be a family neighborhood was now a place of shadows, known locally as the DeeYew. I never have figured that one out, so I just call it Creepsville.



Keeping my eyes straight ahead, ignoring the hawkers and liberal loonies, I walked the final two blocks to the Hotel, where the desk clerk handed me the envelope, just as I had been told would happen.

Not waiting for the bus, I blew my comic book money on a taxi and hurried back to the office to open the envelope and find within it several aged documents, receipts, old newspaper clippings, deeds and writs, as well as a couple of tintypes and time-worn photograph.



Going through the various scraps of info, I pieced together a story that began when America was still a young nation.

I don't know if the tale which follows accomplishes my source's purpose, however, I think it's one worth telling, and see no scandal or mischief, only charity and good deeds.

The documents tell of three enterprising young women who founded the San Antonio Rose, a saloon and café on the outskirts of San Antonio de Bexar, near the old Alamo Mission.




The only known photo of the San Antonio Rose, ca. 1855.


A deed with the names Wilhemina Himmelblau, Eleanor L'Orso Marrone, and Daisy "Red" O'Hara is proof of its founding, in June, 1840. There was also a photocopy of a census record for the Republic of Texas, from that same year, with their names listed as proprietors. Newspaper articles and a tattered one-sheet from 1848 attested to its reputation for "honest card play and whiskey that ain't been watered down".

Miss Willie, Miss Lori and Red, as the three were affectionately called, were known far and wide for their hospitality and good cheer, and hosted many a weary traveler and cowboy dusty from the trail

The three women were daughters of the South but loved the Union, too, and encouraged the discussion of politics and religion, which came natural to the pioneering spirit. In 1859, the Rose burned down when an argument between patrons became a brawl and a broken oil lamp lit the lace curtains on fire. No one was hurt, luckily, and in the aftermath, the penitent customers, and townsfolk, rallied together to build a new and more grand venue. To honor the community for standing with them, the ladies retired the name Rose and the first Finest Saloon was born.







Independence Day, 1876; a crowd of regular customers is pictured in front of the Finest Saloon, built on the spot where the San Antonio Rose stood before burning to the ground.

On the top steps to the right, standing from right to left, are Wilhemina Himmelblau, Eleanor L'Orso Marrone, and Daisy "Red" O'Hara.

On the far left, second row, is Ladimier Tekcz and his two sons, Shane and Clint; and standing to his left is Travis Meek, one of the first of the famed Texas Rangers.

The two women in top row center, wearing the similar hats, are Lady Margaret Exington and her sister, Lady Nanette, reunited after the former's brief time as captive of the Comancheros, and subsequent rescue by Marshal Meek.

In front center, hand on hip, is Arthur O'Naughtt (who earned a mention in the history books serving as a balloon observer for the North during the Civil War, and afterwards as a detective for Wells Fargo). To his left are, respectively, Louis deWolff, gambler and merchant; Don Carlos Ounaeoli (frontier chef and early Tex-Mex cuisine enthusiast); and Daniel McForty, the Fifth Earl of Kirkaldy (Scottish arms merchant, horse trader and, later, Colonel in the Confederate Army, First Georgia Volunteers).

This is believed to be the earliest extant photograph taken by Valerie Kloop, an immigrant from Holland who traveled the breadth of her adopted country, capturing images of Her pioneers and the cities that sprang up in their wake as they moved West.





The Finest thrived in the years that followed, not just as a saloon and café, but as a steakhouse famous for its barbecue, Cajun and Mexican cuisine (thanks to their brilliant chef and chief bottle washer), and as a community meeting hall, polling place and even a classroom, when the river was high.

In 1881, the three founders decided it was time to let go their hostess duties to devote more time to their loves and families. After turning over the building to a local church and temperance union, they each spent time travelling the world to visit the places from which so many of their guests had come, before settling down into their comfortable later years.




The three founders of the San Antonio Rose, sipping
hot chocolate in the Chicago Train Station,
Easter Sunday, 1899. The man in the middle,
seated at a table behind the ladies,
is identified as none other than Th. Inman,
the famous, some say notorious, chief copy
editor for the Chicago Daily Herald.


Friends to the end, they always kept in touch, by post, telegraph, and, much to their delight, "Mr. Bell's telephone"...and would yearly have a breakfast together, sitting by a window or at an outdoor cafe, sharing fond memories of days gone by...and wondering what joys the future would bring.

The story of the three founders would seem to end here, with the mention of their annual reunions...exept for a torn page from a 1936 issue of Look Magazine which was in the mysterious package. On that scrap of old paper was a brief article about a Fourth of July Picnic at the Tres Hermanas Rose Garden and Park in San Antonio, on the site where once stood the Finest Saloon.

The Garden was said to grow the most beautiful of yellow roses and, to that day, bluebirds nested year 'round in the tall cottonwoods that stood watch over the San Antonio Rose.






Well, that may not be exactly the way "A Few of FR's Finest" began, but a little poetic license never hurt.

Please feel free to add your own personal story of what the Finest has meant to you over the past year. Meanwhile, thank you all for being a part of the Finest Family. May God Bless you all.

~~~ Billie, daisyscarlett, Mama_Bear,
dansangel and dutchess ~~~





THIS WEEK'S THREADS

06-23-03 Military Monday

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 a 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; 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
The Mayor........................niece
LadyX.........................grandson
fawn796.....................nephew
ValerieUSA................2 sons
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
bkwells..................activve duty
LongCut..................active duty
Trish.......................active duty


Maigrey................cousin
ladtx....................2 sons
Mama_Bear...........nephew
gator girl............husband
severa................husband
MozartLover......son, 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,son-in-law
Darheel..................niece
dixie sass.............nephew
BeAllYouCanBe.........son
AgThorn...............2 sons
homeschoolmama.......nephew
kneezles.................son




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1 posted on 06/24/2003 1:40:40 AM PDT by dansangel
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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL ON FR'S FINAST..........
2 posted on 06/24/2003 1:45:52 AM PDT by .45MAN (If you don't like it here try and find a better country, Please!!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; ...
Welcome one and all to the First Anniversary of "A Few Of FR's Finest." We hope that you will come join us today for a Finest celebration.

3 posted on 06/24/2003 1:46:43 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: dansangel; All
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ALL ON FR'S FINEST.......... DUH!!!
4 posted on 06/24/2003 1:47:07 AM PDT by .45MAN (If you don't like it here try and find a better country, Please!!)
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To: .45MAN
We know what you meant....


5 posted on 06/24/2003 1:51:28 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: dansangel
Good morning Angel.


6 posted on 06/24/2003 2:10:00 AM PDT by Aeronaut ("The wicked are always surprised to find nobility in the good.")
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To: Aeronaut

Happy anniversary FRF!


7 posted on 06/24/2003 2:11:12 AM PDT by Aeronaut ("The wicked are always surprised to find nobility in the good.")
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To: dansangel
What a beautiful thread all of you have made!
8 posted on 06/24/2003 2:25:52 AM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: dansangel
Very Happy First Anniversary! I have been around a long time, and I have not seen this posted often. Id this a daily thread? An ongoing thread? Please enlighten -smiles-
And what can we post here?
9 posted on 06/24/2003 2:30:10 AM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: dansangel; Billie; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; JohnHuang2; ST.LOUIE1; ...
Good Morning Everybody!!

What great year it was!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FR'S FINEST!

I meant to write up something to add to today's thread but I let this day kinda sneak up on me (per usual) But I'll something to say later on (after my first cup of tea)

10 posted on 06/24/2003 2:54:44 AM PDT by Pippin ( Bush in '04)
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To: dansangel; jwfiv
In 1859, the Rose burned down when an argument between patrons became a brawl and a broken oil lamp lit the lace curtains on fire.

I remember that day well, Johnny...LOL!

Knockout Drops


Click on the pic

11 posted on 06/24/2003 3:03:48 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: dansangel; Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dutchess; SpookBrat; nicmarlo; LadyX; Pippin
Mornin', everybody ! Happy Anniversary !

80 degrees as I post this, headin' for around 95 today. Sure is HOT lately !!


Click for Dallas, Texas Forecast



12 posted on 06/24/2003 3:04:17 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; Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dutchess; SpookBrat; nicmarlo; LadyX; Pippin

13 posted on 06/24/2003 3:05:42 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: JustPiper
Good Morning, JP!

Yes, This is a daily thread started by Billie, DaisyScarlett and Mama_Bear and a few FRiends a year ago. Come on over!

14 posted on 06/24/2003 3:06:27 AM PDT by Pippin ( Bush in '04)
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To: dansangel
Congrats to the Finest! I peek in when I can, and always enjoy the Week in Review posted on weekends.
15 posted on 06/24/2003 3:59:13 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: Aeronaut
(((((((((Aeronaut)))))))))

Thank you for your good wishes and all of the flyovers that you have provided over the past year.

May God continue to bless you abundantly.
16 posted on 06/24/2003 4:16:12 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: JustPiper
Thank you ((((((JustPiper)))))))))!

I received your FReepmail and will respond ASAP. Have a wonderful day and please continue to visit with us!
17 posted on 06/24/2003 4:17:26 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Pippin
(((((((Pippin))))))))

Good morning back at ya! Have a cuppa tea for me, too. I could use a little caffeine right about now......

:-)
18 posted on 06/24/2003 4:18:48 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Aquamarine
Excellent selection of music (((((((((Aqua)))))))))).

You're up early, today! :-)
19 posted on 06/24/2003 4:19:40 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: MeeknMing
Thank you ((((((((Meekie))))))))

It has been a great year, hasn't it?

:-)
20 posted on 06/24/2003 4:27:39 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Iowa Granny
(((((((Granny)))))))

Haven't seen you in a month of Sundays - at least! LOL!!

Thank you for coming by. It's always wonderful to see a Finest FRiend!
21 posted on 06/24/2003 4:29:03 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: dansangel
Happy Anniversary ALL

Coffee's on


22 posted on 06/24/2003 5:30:39 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: dansangel

23 posted on 06/24/2003 5:39:04 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: dansangel; All
Salute! and tip o'the hat to all and congratulations on the one year anniversary.

Met and made many friends on this thread. You guys are the best!

I enjoyed doing the Vietnam pilot memorials and look forward to starting them up again. There are a lot of good but sad stories of the men who gave all in the jungles and rice paddies so far away.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLADE

SCOUTS OUT!


24 posted on 06/24/2003 5:45:59 AM PDT by ladtx ("...the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." D. MacArthur)
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To: dansangel; jwfiv
So THAT'S how it got started! I never knew! :) Thank you two so much for this very entertaining History of the Finest on our first anniversary!

jw, I don't know how you come up with these names and these stories! LOL! They are hilarious! Dansy, the yellow roses such a nice touch! Thank you both for all you mean to me and the Finest.

((((((((((((((((((Hugs to you both))))))))))))))))

25 posted on 06/24/2003 5:48:01 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; ...
Today is the perfect day to announce a new Sistah....one who's been like family from the beginning; one who has co-authored, with daisyscarlett, more than one music thread for our enjoyment; one who brings beauty each day, coordinating her graphics and music posts to the themes of the day. One who needs no further introduction...Lover of Fine Music of all kinds...Aquamarine!

She wanted no fanfare, but you can read more about her Here!
Thank you for making it official, Aqua!


26 posted on 06/24/2003 5:51:45 AM PDT by Billie
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To: dansangel
You're up early, today! :-)

Didn't sleep well last night, had a stomach ache. Think the restaurant I dined at used MSGs.

27 posted on 06/24/2003 5:54:50 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear
In the beginning.......there were three :)


28 posted on 06/24/2003 5:58:11 AM PDT by Billie
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To: GailA
((((((((((Gail))))))))

Thank you for supplying all of the coffee and biscuits over the past year.....I'm sure the coffee is up into the 10s of gallons and I can't even count high enough to cover all of the biscuits - LOL!!

A tummy rub to Rocky, if you please!

:-)
29 posted on 06/24/2003 5:58:59 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: ladtx
((((((((ladtx)))))))))

Miss you and your daily hero reminders, but know you've got an awful lot on your mind with your sons being deployed.

I thank them and you and all of our military past and present for their service to our country. It is *so* appreciated!

30 posted on 06/24/2003 6:01:00 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Billie
What an adorable graphic! I don't know where you find such things.

I look forward to being included in the Sistahhood. Thanks for giving me the opportunity and for the nice things you just said about me.

31 posted on 06/24/2003 6:03:58 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Billie; jwfiv
Glad you liked it, Miss ((((((((Willhemina))))))))) - LOL!

(((((jwfiv))))) certainly outdid himself. He was so patient and so wonderful to send me his stuff *twice* thanks to my laptop crash.

You, too, Billie for your help in giving me back the ping list, topper, etc. What a nightmare....but that's all behind me now.

Time to celebrate the *Finest*!
32 posted on 06/24/2003 6:04:03 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Billie; Aquamarine
Congratulatory ((((((((((HUGS))))))))) to our newest Finest Sistah!

Aqua, you have contributed so much to the Finest that it is only fitting. I am ***honored*** to have you with us!

Your photos, graphics and music have been a delight and will be for time to come. Thank you! :-)
33 posted on 06/24/2003 6:06:54 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Aquamarine
Think the restaurant I dined at used MSGs.

You would think they would start *not* using that with all the people that are allergic!

34 posted on 06/24/2003 6:09:48 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; FreeTheHostages; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett

Thank you for all you've done and all you do
to keep the Finest' bloom from fading.


35 posted on 06/24/2003 6:13:16 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Congratulations on your first year and may your second year be just as fun but also more relaxed, like

36 posted on 06/24/2003 6:19:50 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Aquamarine; The Thin Man
Congratulations, Aquamarine! Please note that one of my less heralded roles is to protect the sistahs from The Thin Man's incessant proofreading.
37 posted on 06/24/2003 6:20:52 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: dansangel; Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; jwfiv; LadyX; ST.LOUIE1; Aeronaut; ...
A number of kind, patriotic posters devote their time and energy here to create a warm and imaginative atmosphere. I have enjoyed being a part of this group of individuals who share their intelligence and different methods of expression to construct the Finest room at FreeRepublic .

The ladies (Hostesses) who open the doors every morning with such grace and talent have my admiration since I know more than a little about what goes into creating these wonderful threads every day.

Happy Anniversary to all at the Finest!


38 posted on 06/24/2003 6:26:41 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: dansangel
Thank you Dansy. :) Hope I don't make any more typo's...
39 posted on 06/24/2003 6:31:35 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: dansangel; jwfiv
Excellent thread! Excellent writing!

The Finest family is....well....the Finest! : )

Morning, ((((((dansy))))).

Er....wolfie doesn't hug guys, JW, sorry. : )

40 posted on 06/24/2003 6:33:15 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Aquamarine
Honey, you are talking to the queen of typos! LOL!!
41 posted on 06/24/2003 6:33:32 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: Billie
Morning, WillieBlue! LOL!!!
42 posted on 06/24/2003 6:34:22 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; All

43 posted on 06/24/2003 6:34:27 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: ST.LOUIE1
For all the cute gifs 'n posts 'n things you do for us...


44 posted on 06/24/2003 6:36:35 AM PDT by Billie
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To: All; .45MAN; Aeronaut; Aquamarine; Billie; dansangel; Dubya; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; GailA; ...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FINEST LIST!

Everybody go out there & make it a GREAT Tuesday!

-- Martini Ferrari


45 posted on 06/24/2003 6:39:24 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thank you, Tonk - we appreciate your congratulations. :)
46 posted on 06/24/2003 6:39:34 AM PDT by Billie
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To: martin_fierro
That cake is much too pretty to cut, but let's do anyway! Hi, martin - thank you, and we're all so glad that you've become one of our Finest reg'lar patrons!
47 posted on 06/24/2003 6:42:00 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Aquamarine; Billie
For you, pretty lady, congratulations. : )

Um....Billie did explain to you that huggin' wolfie every day is a very important part of being a *Babe*? : )


48 posted on 06/24/2003 6:42:37 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
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Thank you for everything! :-)

49 posted on 06/24/2003 6:43:57 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it or LEAVE it!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
Thanks Free.

It's good to know that I'll have an Ivy League lawyer looking out for my best interests here. :)

50 posted on 06/24/2003 6:44:54 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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