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The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Brigadier-General States Rights Gist - October 31st, 2004
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Posted on 10/30/2004 11:54:08 PM PDT by snippy_about_it



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Brigadier-General States Rights Gist was a descendant of that gallant Marylander, Gen. Mordecai Gist, who distinguished himself at the battle of Camden in 1780, and at the Combahee in 1782, and subsequently resided at Charleston, at his death leaving two sons who bore the names of Independent and States. At the organization of the army of South Carolina early in 1861, States R. Gist was assigned to the position of adjutant and inspector general, in which capacity he rendered valuable service in the preparation for the occupation of Charleston harbor and the reduction of Fort Sumter.



He went to Virginia as a volunteer aide to General Bee, and at the critical moment in the first battle of Manassas, when Gen. J. E. Johnston rode to the front with the colors of the Fourth Alabama at his side, Beauregard relates that "noticing Col. S. R. Gist, an aide to General Bee, a young man whom I had known as adjutant-general of South Carolina, and whom I greatly esteemed, I presented him as an able and brave commander to the stricken regiment, who cheered their new leader, and maintained under him to the end of the day, their previous gallant behavior."

Gist was wounded in this action, but he subsequently he resumed his duties as adjutant-general, organizing South Carolina troops for the war, until in March, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general in the Confederate service, and ordered to report to General Pemberton, then in command of the department.

He was after this on duty on the South Carolina coast, in command east of James island in June, on that island from July; temporarily in command of the first district, and in December, 1862, in command of the troops ordered to the relief of Wilmington, until May, 1863, when he was ordered to take command of a brigade and go to the assistance of General Pemberton in Mississippi. Reaching Jackson his command formed part of the troops under J. E. Johnston, took part in the engagement of May 14th at Jackson, marched to the Big Black river just before the surrender of Vicksburg, and then returning to Jackson was besieged by Sherman.






His brigade comprised the Forty-sixth Georgia, Fourteenth Mississippi and Twenty-fourth South Carolina, the Sixteenth South Carolina soon afterward being substituted for the Mississippi regiment, and was assigned to the division of Gen. W. H. T. Walker. He fought gallantly at Chickamauga, commanding during part of the battle Ector's and Wilson's brigades, his own brigade being led by Colonel Colquitt, and on Sunday commanding Walker's division. At an important stage of the fight Gen. D. H. Hill called for Gist's brigade for dangerous duty, in the performance of which it suffered severely.

He continued in conspicuous and valuable service; during the battle of Missionary Ridge commanded Walker's division, and throughout the Atlanta campaign of 1864 was identified with that division. After the fall of General Walker he was transferred to Cheatham's division, which he commanded for some time during the fall campaign of that year.




Civil War Confederate Brigadier General.

Although his grave marker spells his middle name as Right, most period references show it as Rights.
Appointed Brigadier General on March 20, 1862, he fought at Chickamauga and the Atlanta campaign.
Fighting for the principles of his namesake, he was one of six Confederate general killed while in the doomed Confederate attack at the November 1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
Cause of death: Killed in battle


At the terribly destructive battle of Franklin, Tenn., he was one of the noblest of the brave men whose lives were sacrificed. Attended by Capt. H. D. Garden and Lieut. Frank Trenholm, of his staff, he rode down the front, and after ordering the charge and waving his hat to the Twenty-fourth, rode away in the smoke of battle, never more to be seen by the men he had commanded on so many fields. His horse was shot, and he was leading the right of the brigade on foot when he fell, pierced through the heart.






States Rights Gist was born in Union District S.C. on September 3, 1831. He attended what later became the University of South Carolina and Harvard. In Union, Gist practiced law and became involved in politics and the militia. He was a brigadier in the militia prior to the war and served as Inspector General of the State of South Carolina after secession.

His brother Joseph was also a Brigadier of the militia and was a Major in the Fifteenth South Carolina. His cousin, William Henry Gist, was Governor of the State of South Carolina during the war. Governor Gist's son, William Murena was also major of the Fifteenth and was killed in action at Knoxville. Gist war service began at First Manassas when he assumed command after the death of General Barnard Bee. He was promoted to Brigadier on March 20, 1862 and assigned to service in South Carolina. He took a brigade to Wilmington during the crisis there and then went to Mississippi with the unit that would bear his name. Gist was wounded at Chickamauga and rendered valuable service in the retreat from Missionary Ridge. Wounded again in the Atlanta campaign, his brigade was attached to John C. Brown's Division for the invasion of Tennessee. He was killed leading his troops forward after having been wounded at Franklin. He is buried at Trinity Episcopal with his friend, Bishop/General Ellison Capers.




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Mordecai Gist



GIST, Mordecai, soldier, born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1743; died in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1792.

His ancestors were early English emigrants to Maryland. He was educated for commercial pursuits. At the beginning of the Revolution the young men of Baltimore associated under the title of the "Baltimore Independent Company," and elected Gist captain. It was the first company raised in Maryland for the defense of popular liberty. In 1776 Gist was appointed major of a battal-regulars, and was with them in the battle near Brooklyn. In January, 1779, congress appointed him a brigadier-general in the continental army, and he took the command of the 2d Maryland brigade. He fought stubbornly at, the battle of Camden, South Carolina, in 1780, and at one time after a bayonet charge his force secured fifty prisoners, but the British under Cornwallis rallied and the Marylanders gave way.

Gist escaped, and a year later was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. He joined the southern army under Greene, and again when the army was remodelled in 1782 he was given the command of the light corps. On 26 August, 1782, he rallied the broken forces of the Americans under Laurens at, the battle of the Combahee, and gained a decisive victory over the British. After the war he resided on his plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. General Gist possessed a tall and graceful figure, symmetrical proportions, great strength, and expressive features. He had but two children, sons, one of whom he named "Independent " and the other "States."





Snippy's Note: Following the genealogy of the Gist family proved quite difficult in the limited time I had. Some articles have SR Gist as the son of William Henry Gist, the Governor of South Carolina who in the above article is named as SR's uncle, not his father.

I believe that SR Gist would have been Mordecai's grandson as Mordecai's son Independent died in 1821 and Mordecai's son States reportedly died in 1931. The first "States" middle name appears to have been Lingan. It also appears that Independent had a son named States, this could be SR Gist. Mordecai was married three times. Independent and States had different mothers.

It's quite confusing as you can see.

All the men of the Gist family, those preceding and succeeding Mordecai, were quite prominent in their military and civil duties in the history of America as far back as the 1690's.





Today's Educational Sources and suggestions for further reading:

http://www.thinker.org/fam/education/publications/guide-american/slide-7.html
www.hardlink.net/
www.geocities.com/
1 posted on 10/30/2004 11:54:09 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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2 posted on 10/30/2004 11:55:40 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Here are the recommended holiday mailing dates for military mail this year:

For military mail addressed TO APO and FPO addresses, the mailing dates are:

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For military mail FROM APO and FPO addresses, the mailing dates are:

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3 posted on 10/30/2004 11:56:04 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Now there's a heck of a family history.


4 posted on 10/31/2004 12:02:45 AM PDT by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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No kidding. There were lots of them and they were everywhere. Fought in the Indian Wars too. Christopher Gist scouted with George Washington when surveying the Ohio territory. I expect they are still around today.

Good night Sam.


5 posted on 10/31/2004 12:07:43 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Good morning Snippy.


6 posted on 10/31/2004 1:38:58 AM PST by Aeronaut (This is no ordinary time. And George W. Bush is no ordinary leader." --George Pataki)
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To: snippy_about_it

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7 posted on 10/31/2004 3:04:25 AM PST by E.G.C.
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On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on October 31:
1345 Ferdinand I the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)
1424 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk king of Poland/Hungary
1620 John Evelyn British diarist (Life of Mrs Godolphin)
1632 Jan Vermeer Holland, painter (Procuress, The Astronomer)
1740 William Paca US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1795 John Keats London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn)
1815 Karl Weierstrass Germany, mathematician (theory of functions)
1825 Raleigh Edward Colston Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1826 Hugh Boyle Ewing Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1831 Daniel Butterfield Major General (Union volunteers)(Taps), died in 1901
1835 Adelbert Ames Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933
1835 J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer German chemist (Nobel 1905
1860 Juliette Gordon Low Girl Scout founder
1887 Chiang Kai-shek Chekiang Province, China, pres of Nationalist China
1888 Sir George Hubert Wilkins Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)
1893 Sara Allgood Dublin Ireland, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase)
1896 Ethel Waters Chester Pa, actress (Beulah)/singer (Stormy Weather)
1902 Eduard Franz Milwaukee Wisc, actor (Zorro)
1902 Willie Shaw race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)
1912 Dale Evans Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)
1920 Dick Francis Wales, jockey/novelist (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
1922 Barbara Bel Geddes NYC, actress (Vertigo, Miss Ellie-Dallas, Caught)
1923 Hicks B Waldron Amsterdam NY, CEO (Avon)
1926 Shirley Dinsdale SF Calif, ventriloquist (Judy Splinters)
1930 Michael Collins Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)
1931 Dan Rather Wharton Tx, news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
1937 Michael Landon Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)
1937 Tom Paxton Chicago, folk singer/songwriter (Forest Lawn)
1942 David Ogden Stiers Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)
1944 Kinky Friedman Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
1944 Sally Kirkland NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)
1947 Deidre Hall Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Life, Our House)
1947 Frank Shorter US, marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1949 Terrence W Wilcutt Russellville Ky, Major USMC/astronaut
1950 Jane Pauley Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)
1950 John Candy Ontario Canada, comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)
1960 Reza Pahlavi Iran, son of Shah of Iran
1961 Larry Mullen Jr drummer (U2-I Will Follow)
1964 Amanda Sandrelli Rome Italy, actress (The Key)
1968 Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle], rapper (Ice Ice Baby)



Deaths which occurred on October 31:
1448 Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1661 Koprulu Muhammad Pasha Albanian great vizier of Turkey, dies
1723 Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81
1765 Duke of Cumberland, English politician/general (butchered Scots at Culloden)
1863 Louis Ludwig Blenker German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51
1865 William Parson 3rd Earl of Rosse & maker of large telescopes, dies
1918 Count Stephen Tisza Hungarian PM assassinated by soldiers
1926 Erich Weiss better known as magician Harry Houdini, dies in Detroit
1963 Henry Daniell actor (Camille, Body Snatchers), dies at 69
1964 Theodore C Freeman astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
1965 Rita Johnson actress (All Mine to Give), dies at 53
1975 Joseph Calleia actor (Jungle Book, Gilda), dies at 78
1983 George Halas NFLer, dies at 88
1984 Indira Gandhi PM of India assassinated by 2 of her Sikh bodyguards
1987 Joseph Campbell mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83
1993 River Phoenix actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23
1993 Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73
2000 Oscar-winning screenwriter Ring Lardner Jr. at age 85


Reported: MISSING in ACTION

1965 ADAMS SAMUEL---GOLDENROD FL.
1965 DUSING CHARLES G.---CHARLESTON SC.
1965 MOORE THOMAS---BATON ROUGE LA.
1965 POWERS TRENT R.---MINNEAPOLIS MN.
[EJECTED SAFELY / REMAINS RETURNED 09/25/87]
1967 FANNING HUGH M.---FORT WORTH TX.
[REMAINS RECOVERED 07/17/84, ID RECINDED]
1967 KOTT STEPHEN J.---GREENVILLE SC.
[REMAINS RECOVERED 07/17/84 - FAM DOES NOT ACCEPT]
1968 SWANSON ROGER W.---ST PAUL MN.
1969 GAUTHIER DENNIS L.---ROCHESTER MI.

POW / MIA Data & Bios supplied by
the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.


On this day...
0802 Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out
0834 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints
1517 Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church-Protestant Reformation
1759 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred
1793 Execution of the Girondins at Paris, during the Reign of Terror
1803 Congress ratifies the purchase of the entire Louisiana area in North America, adding territory to the U.S. which will eventually become 13 more states.
1815 Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner's safety lamp
1838 A mob of about 200 attacks a Mormon camp in Missouri, killing 20 men, women and children.
1864 Nevada admitted as 36th state
1908 4th Olympic games end in London
1922 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
1940 Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into the Warsaw Ghetto
1943 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Brooklyn (48-10)
1950 Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Truman in Washington, DC
1952 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated-Marshall Islands
1954 Algerian Revolution against French begins
1956 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole-Rear Adm GJ Dufek
1956 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen the Suez Canal
1959 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US
1963 Ed Sullivan witnesses the Beatles & their fans at London Airport
1963 Leaking propane gas explodes, kills 64 at "Holiday on Ice" (Indiana)
1964 Barbra Streisand's "People," album goes #1 for 5 weeks
1967 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st pres of S Vietnam 2nd Rep
1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
1968 President Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of North Vietnam, saying he hoped for fruitful peace negotiations.
1969 George Harrison's "Something" is released in UK
1969 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1974 Bundy victim (?) Laura Aime disappears in Utah
1980 Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)
1982 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pontiff to visit Spain
1983 Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia
1984 Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as the ship caught fire
1987 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1987 A pair in Coventry, England ties the world record for the longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
1988 Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia
1992 Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky diver
1992 Roman Catholic church rehabiltates (un-condemns) Galileo Galilei after 359 years.
2001 U.S.-led forces resumed air strikes in Afghanistan, hitting Taliban positions in the northern part of the country and targets outside the capital, Kabul.


Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Iran : Crown Prince's Birthday
Mass : Youth Honor Day
Nevada : Admission Day (1864)
St Lucia, St Vincent : Thanksgiving Day
US : All Hallows Eve (you know, Halloween)
World : National UNICEF Day
National Magic Week Ends
Nevada Day.
Snap Apple Night (Victorian celebration).
Turnip Night (Ireland).
National Liver Awareness Month


Religious Observances
C : Vigil of All Saints, Feast of St Wolfgang, Benedictine bishop
France : All Saints Day Eve
Wicca : Samhain, sabbat
RC : Commemoration of St Quintin, martyr


Religious History
0451 At the 15th Session of the Council of Chalcedon, Canon 28 was adopted, granting Constantinole a patriarchate extending over the civil dioceses of Pontus, Asia, and Thrace.
1517 German Augustinian monk Martin Luther, 31, nailed to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg a list of 95 theological points he wished to debate ... and touched off the Protestant Reformation!
1832 American Episcopal scholar George Washington Doane, 33, was consecrated as second Bishop of the Diocese of NJ. Doane is better remembered today as author of the hymn, "Softly Now the Light of Day."
1852 Swiss moral philosopher Henry F. Amiel wrote in his journal: 'Every landscape is, as it were, a state of the soul, and whoever penetrates into both is astonished to find how much likeness there is in each detail.'
1870 Birth of Hugh Ross Mackintosh, Scottish theologian. Teaching systematics at Edinburgh 1904-35, Mackintosh had a firm grasp of the German theological writers of his day and sought to make their teachings known in Britain, for which he was unfairly judged a liberal.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


Thought for the day :
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!


Make sure you know the lingo this Halloween ...
Boogieman: The guy who passes time at a stoplight picking his nose.
Coffin: What you do when you get a piece of popcorn stuck in your throat.
Frankenstein: Hot dog and a mug of beer.
Full Moon: What your repairman reveals when he bends over to fix your fridge.
Goblin: How you eat the snickers bars you got for Halloween.
Invisible Man: What a guy becomes when there's housework to be done. Also, see "Mr. Hyde."
Jack O' Lantern: An Irish Pumpkin.
Jack the Ripper: What Jack does to his lottery tickets after losing each week.
Mummy: The person who kisses the boo-boo after you scrape your knee.
Pumpkin Patch: What a pumpkin wears when trying to quit smoking.
Skeleton: Any supermodel.
Vampire Bat: What Dracula hits a baseball with.
Witch: See "Mother-in-Law."
Zombie: What you look like before that first cup of morning coffee


Childrens Impression of Love...
WHAT MOST PEOPLE ARE THINKING WHEN THEY SAY "I LOVE YOU"

"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day." (Michelle, 9)


Children's stories that never made it...
How to Become the Dominant Military Power in Your Elementary School


Handy Latin Phrases...
Ut humiliter opinor
In my humble opinion


Redefining the English language
Balderdash (n.),
A rapidly receding hairline


8 posted on 10/31/2004 4:28:54 AM PST by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: snippy_about_it
As someone sensitive to the cause of states rights, I still believe his parents should have been flogged for giving him that name--as should the parents of Moonbeam, Dweezle, god (Grace Slick, no?), et al.
9 posted on 10/31/2004 5:11:43 AM PST by Samwise (Proud to be a Security Mom married to a NASCAR Dad)
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; manna
Busy Sunday bump for the Foxhole on weekend #80 of the "Weekend Home Improvement Project". I had hoped to be doen but it looks like one or two more weekends to go. It all depends on how much more overtime I have at work.

Hi manna

Here ya go Samwise the answer to your leaf problems, hehehehe

Although I would admit it might be a tad bit hard on the trees.

Well off to the races, have to get ready for the trick or treaters tonight.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

10 posted on 10/31/2004 5:45:25 AM PST by alfa6 (Meeting: an event where minutes are kept and hours are lost.)
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To: alfa6
Here ya go Samwise the answer to your leaf problems, hehehehe

I think we'll stick with the rakes, blowers, and mower. But thanks for the idea! LOL.

11 posted on 10/31/2004 5:48:04 AM PST by Samwise (Proud to be a Security Mom married to a NASCAR Dad)
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Valin; Professional Engineer; Iris7; PAR35; All

Via Instapundit here is Gerard Van der Leun's at American Digest 50 reasons to vote for George W. Bush.

http://www.americandigest.org/mt-archives/002445.php#002445

Kind of says it all.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


12 posted on 10/31/2004 5:56:31 AM PST by alfa6 (Meeting: an event where minutes are kept and hours are lost.)
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October 31, 2004

How To Treat Halloween

Read: Hebrews 11:32-12:3

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot. —Proverbs 10:7

Bible In One Year: Jeremiah 22-23; Titus 1


The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in Medieval England that became known as All Saints' Day. It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints.

Today's celebration of Halloween, however, is more closely related to pagan customs that originated in ancient Europe. The Druids believed that the spirits of the dead returned to their former haunts during the night of October 31, so they lit torches and set out food for these unwelcome visitors. They did this out of fear, thinking they would be harmed if they didn't.

The Bible warns against all dabbling in the occult and preoccupation with witches and ghosts. What then can Christians do? One enterprising pastor had a special gathering in which he asked some of the church people to come dressed in the costumes of Bible heroes and the great saints of church history. In a dramatic way they were calling to mind the sufficiency of God's grace in the lives of His people.

Yes, the example set by that great "cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 12:1 encourages our faith. Remembering them on Halloween can remind us of the triumph of trusting the Lord. —Herb Vander Lugt

Faith of our fathers, living still
In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword—
O how our hearts beat high with joy
Whene'er we hear that glorious word! —Faber

The greatest gift anyone can give us is a godly example.

13 posted on 10/31/2004 6:16:50 AM PST by The Mayor (The more attracted we are to Christ, the less we'll be distracted by the world.)
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To: Aeronaut

Morning Aeronaut.


14 posted on 10/31/2004 6:36:57 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: E.G.C.

Morning E.G.C.

Looks like another mixed bag of weather. At least most of the leaves are now down.


15 posted on 10/31/2004 6:37:39 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: alfa6
I had hoped to be doen but it looks like one or two more weekends to go.

BEEEEEAUTIFUL DREAMER.

16 posted on 10/31/2004 6:42:49 AM PST by Valin (Out Of My Mind; Back In Five Minutes)
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To: Valin
Invisible Man: What a guy becomes when there's housework to be done. Also, see "Mr. Hyde."

Works for me. :-)

17 posted on 10/31/2004 6:43:29 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: Samwise

Parents do play some really mean tricks with naming their children.


18 posted on 10/31/2004 6:44:33 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: alfa6

Morning alfa6.

WOW! Can you get a permit to do that?


19 posted on 10/31/2004 6:45:33 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: alfa6

Thanks for the link alfa6. You're correct, it does say it all and very well.


20 posted on 10/31/2004 6:47:37 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: The Mayor

Morning Mayor.

I heard in Washington State there are some communities banning Halloween celebrations because it offends the Wiccans. How far we've gone down the raod of diversity.


21 posted on 10/31/2004 6:49:32 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: alfa6

This is starting to sound like most home projects, "The Neverending Project"


22 posted on 10/31/2004 6:50:41 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: SAMWolf
Parents do play some really mean tricks with naming their children.

Yeah, poor Hobbit Lass Gamgee. :^)

24 posted on 10/31/2004 7:07:37 AM PST by Samwise (Proud to be a Security Mom married to a NASCAR Dad)
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To: All
~You Raise Me Up~

25 posted on 10/31/2004 7:17:17 AM PST by Soaring Feather (~Poetry is my forte.~)
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To: snippy_about_it

The first time I came accross the name States Rights Gist in the Shelby Foote books, I re-read the sentence half a dozen times, thinking it was a misprint. Then a friend explained to me that in the 1820s-1840s sectionalism, federalism and polycentricism were on the minds of many folks, especially southerners.

Walter Brian Cisco recently published a full-leng biography on Wade Hampton and I was happy to see the box from the History Book Club on Friday. Cisco has also written a biography on Gist, titled States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War.

good post - thanks


26 posted on 10/31/2004 7:52:37 AM PST by society-by-contract
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To: SAMWolf; snippy_about_it
I just turned our computer back on. We had a shower with some thunder and lightning move through. I do not like to run the computer when there's thunder and lightning.

We had 12 kids come by for Halloween. It was fun. There was a carnival at the church on the highway at the same time.

Bedlam was exciting yesterday. Right down to the wire. OU 38 OSU 35 was the final.

How's it going, Snippy?

27 posted on 10/31/2004 8:35:55 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SAMWolf

Hiya Sam.


28 posted on 10/31/2004 8:37:18 AM PST by Aeronaut (This is no ordinary time. And George W. Bush is no ordinary leader." --George Pataki)
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To: Samwise
...parents should have been flogged for giving him that name

LOL. In my past life when I worked for the Government, you should have seen some of the names folks were giving their children. I remember one from back in the mid 80's, (a girl of course) named Equal Rights Amendment. I don't recall the last name but it was something common, like Jones or Smith. I've seen worse names like Misery, Grief, etc. Those parents should get what they asked for. ;-)

30 posted on 10/31/2004 9:39:03 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Aeronaut

Good morning Aeronaut.


31 posted on 10/31/2004 9:39:35 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Valin
Jack O' Lantern: An Irish Pumpkin.

LOL. I can't believe I've never heard that before. Zombie is a good one, too!

32 posted on 10/31/2004 9:42:08 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

Hopefully you'll finish soon and get a well deserved long winter's nap.


33 posted on 10/31/2004 9:45:47 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: alfa6

It does say it all but to the choir I'm afraid. Won't change any of the idiotic dims minds.


34 posted on 10/31/2004 9:47:08 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: The Mayor

I've always hated Halloween. I just never thought it was a good idea to have children go up to stranger's houses and get candy. Then we tell our children not to accept candy from strangers. Of course in the "old days" you knew your neighbors, but I know for a fact that the past 20 years or so I've not known 99% of the people coming to my door for treats.


35 posted on 10/31/2004 9:49:37 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Matthew Paul
...we must fight hand in hand with our allies and never leave them on the battle field. Every day we hear about an American soldier killed there, so any retreat, any surrender would be a High Treason. Overwhelming majority of Poles say that we should stay there even at a very high price, at the price of death of the hostage.

Matthew this a beautifully written sentiment. May God Bless our Polish allies.

36 posted on 10/31/2004 9:52:19 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: society-by-contract
I re-read the sentence half a dozen times, thinking it was a misprint.

The first time I heard it was while watching something on the History Channel. I thought I was hearing things, huh?... what?, then I thought it must be a nickname and immediately headed for the computer to google it. Pretty cool I thought and just had to find enough to do a thread on him.

I'd love to get the book on him, perhaps the library will have it. Thanks for fallin in today sbc.

37 posted on 10/31/2004 9:55:27 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: bentfeather

Ahhh. The Foxhole Sunday theme song. Sure is pretty. Thanks feather.


38 posted on 10/31/2004 9:55:48 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Morning Glory Snip & Sam~

Another great read about a military mind who knew the country he was fighting for and the true freedom it sought.

"It is no accident that most would choose to associate themselves and the children they loved with the family they had so recently served. This simple but profound statement of shared names across racial lines says more about how both black and white saw their relationship in the antebellum south than I ever can. Family in the South extends far beyond race. In these things I speak only for myself and the people I have known, cared for, and loved in this region. It is my hope that we can and will continue to find a new tomorrow together."

~Steve Batson, Descendant of W.D. Batson, Co. C, 16th S.C. Regiment~

. . . off to Fellowship, will talk later. God bless.

39 posted on 10/31/2004 10:21:47 AM PST by w_over_w ("Eight out of ten soldiers support the president. Why is it so hard for the civilians to get it?")
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To: All; E.G.C.; Professional Engineer; Samwise; alfa6; bentfeather; Valin; The Mayor; PhilDragoo; ...
The Sam and Snippy store is coming along. Sam hung the temporary sign a few days ago. The drywallers have come in and now the primer is being applied. Hopefully by the end of this next week they will turn it over to us and Sam and I can start our own build out of the space.








Sam checks out the workmanship






40 posted on 10/31/2004 10:25:55 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: w_over_w
Thanks w over w for the quote.

btw- see post 40. :-)

41 posted on 10/31/2004 10:27:34 AM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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42 posted on 10/31/2004 10:31:54 AM PST by Victoria Delsoul (Kerry endorsed GW's Tora Bora strategy in 2001 and said it was pretty effective -now he's against it)
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To: snippy_about_it

BTTT!!!!!!!


43 posted on 10/31/2004 10:33:37 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Matthew Paul
Morning Matt

Political commmentators emphasize that the stance of the Polish people is quite contrary to the Spaniards and even the British.

I would expect no less from the Polish people. They've proved their resolve many times in the past, I don't believe they've changed.

45 posted on 10/31/2004 11:56:52 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: Samwise

Gamgee is a good Hobbit name. :-)


46 posted on 10/31/2004 11:57:45 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: bentfeather

Thanks Feather.


47 posted on 10/31/2004 11:58:00 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: society-by-contract

I had to do a double take the first time I saw the name too. Thought it was a nckname like "Stonewall".


48 posted on 10/31/2004 11:59:37 AM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: E.G.C.

We sgould be getting our Trick or Treaters this evening. Not sure what the turnout will be, it varies so much year to year. Unless the weather changes this evening it's been clear all day so turnout should be good this year.


49 posted on 10/31/2004 12:00:59 PM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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To: Matthew Paul

It seems every so often the West has to kick Islam back under it's rock by force. Let's hope we're up to it this time.


50 posted on 10/31/2004 12:02:32 PM PST by SAMWolf (MEETINGS - A practical alternative to work.)
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