Skip to comments.The FReeper Foxhole Honors our Veterans - November 11th, 2005
Posted on 11/10/2005 9:22:39 PM PST by snippy_about_it
are acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated.
| Our Mission:
The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans.
In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel free to address their specific circumstances or whatever issues concern them in an atmosphere of peace, understanding, brotherhood and support.
The FReeper Foxhole hopes to share with it's readers an open forum where we can learn about and discuss military history, military news and other topics of concern or interest to our readers be they Veteran's, Current Duty or anyone interested in what we have to offer.
If the Foxhole makes someone appreciate, even a little, what others have sacrificed for us, then it has accomplished one of it's missions.
We hope the Foxhole in some small way helps us to remember and honor those who came before us.
To our veterans - Thank You
A day set aside to honor our country's living veterans. At the Foxhole honoring veterans is a major part of our mission.
Whereas we will not forget those who died or our POW/MIAs, and those who are currently serving, today we specifically honor those men and women living among us who have served our country in times past, our living veterans.
Especially here at the Foxhole we are blessed to have veterans as part of our Foxhole family both as readers and contributors.
We would like to welcome all our veterans to the Foxhole on this very special day as we attempt to honor you and thank you for your service to our country. Freedom is not free and our debt to you and those gone before you can never fully be paid. May God richly bless you all. Welcome home and we will never forget.
It matters not where, when or how your served; here at home or in a foreign land, in the air, at sea or on land; in peacetime or in war, on the battefield or behind a desk; on supply lines; as an engineer, a mechanic, an infantrymen, a cook or medic. You chose to volunteer or fullfilled your duty by the draft and served America and we are forever grateful. Every job is important as they all support each other and the cause of freedom.
Some sacrifices are greater, yes, and some service more dangerous than others, yet all service is sacrifice by the troop and their family and we highly respect that service. Some gave all, all gave some.
Thank you all - from SAM and snippy
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." --Thomas Paine, Founding Father
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their Nation."
"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.
--- Department of Veterans Affairs
Nice USS Vincennes flag-o-gram.
Acts. Some of my favorite reading. Thanks Mayor.
I got home too late (dark) to move the feeder but will try again tomorrow. The whole reason for wanting a woodpecker feeder was because I'd see them on my wood-shingle rooftop pecking away at bugs or something.
Hopefully, the move will bring them in . . . as for the peanut feeder it's a battle between the Scrubjays and Sqwirls. We just purchased some dried Fox piss to keep the sqwirls out of our gardens. Hope it works for the peanut feeder as well.
I wasn't going to say anything about my water-fowl hunting days in Sealy, TX. I thought PE would get in trouble with you for even joking about shooting ducks. I guess not. ;^)
LOL. Here you are.
About the Fox pee. LOL. I'm sorry, it's cracking me up. Fox pee in the Foxhole...
Anyway, I hear you have to keep spraying that stuff to keep it working. Are the squirrels destroying the garden and/or just eating the birdseed?
btw, the woodpeckers were eating bugs.
LOL. You think I'm one of those touchy feely sentimental gals huh?
I am but I know the hierarchy of things.
Shooting for no good reason is wrong, sporting is okay, hurt my dog or other loved one and I'll shoot you.
See, I'm sentimental. ;-) xoxo
It's now in the "new and improved" powder form! What you do is hang these plastic packets in popular locations, perforate the tops of the packets to let the stink out (and mercy does it smell!) and they're good for 90 days. After 90 days, you can then sprinkle the powder around the perimeter of your gardens and get another 30 days of stench depending on watering.
Yeah, the little pricks have been digging up our Autumn planting of seeds and bulbs for the Spring. It's really quite aggravating . . . hopefully this method will work.
They even have pictures in the instructions of how people hang them on their bird feeders as birds can't smell it but the sqwirls do and stay away. I, however, have awesome bird feeders that the sqwirls can't get to.
Roger that . . . and I'll re-load your weapons while you do it!
Okay sweetie, I gotta sign-off . . . domestic duties call. Talk to tomorrow . . . Smooooch!
How would you like to be the person who collects it!
(Show & tell at school)
Teacher: Tell us Johnny what does your father do?
Johnny: My dad is the biggest colletor of fox pee in the country!
(At a party)
Mr. Anderson, why don't you tell us a bit about yourself? What do you do for a living?
I just happen to be the Bill Gates of fox pee collectors. I have some samples with me if you care to see them. (and everyone starts to move sloooowly away)
Tell me how you really feel about them sqwirls. LOL.
I'll be interested in knowing if it works. When all else fails, you'll have to start feeding the squirrels their own food.
LOL. Leave it to you. I never even thought about that. ROTFLOL.
A sick mind is a terrible thing to waste.
|November 15, 2005
The Right Focus
We call life's older years the "sunset years." But are they really that rosy? For some, they are. But for many others, even Christians, the sunset years may become clouded with bitterness or despair.
To minimize this, we must make it our goal early in life to get the right focus. Robert Kastenbaum understood this. He wrote, "I do feel an increased sense of responsibility to this future self and to all those who cross my path. What kind of old man will I be, given the chance? The answer to that question depends largely on the kind of person I am right now."
As I have observed contented older people, I've learned that it is our focus more than our feelings that determines the sort of people we are. I once visited a godly woman in her nineties who was feeling her age in every joint and organ. "Old age ain't for sissies!" she groaned honestly. Then, as always, her groans gave way to praise for God's goodness. A focus of gratitude, begun early in life, parted the clouds and let the sun shine through.
What is your focus today, regardless of your feelings? Is it one of gratitude for Jesus and His gift of eternal life? If so, you'll grow sweeter as you grow older. Joanie Yoder
What you will be tomorrow depends on the choices you make today.
I just got this in an e-mail and wanted to share.
Security in Great Britain
The British are feeling the pinch in relation to recent bombings and have raised their security level from 'Miffed' to 'Peeved'. Soon though, security levels may be raised yet again to 'Irritated' or even 'A Bit Cross'. Londoners have not been 'A Bit Cross' since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out.
Terrorists have been re-categorised from 'Tiresome' to a Bloody Nuisance'. The last time the British issued a 'Bloody Nuisance' warning level was during the great fire of 1666.
Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from 'Run' to 'Hide'. The only two higher levels in France are 'Surrender' and 'Collaborate'. The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability.
It's not only the English and French who are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from 'Shout Loudly and Excitedly' to 'Elaborate Military Posturing'. Two more levels remain, 'Ineffective Combat Operations' and 'Change Sides'.
The Germans also increased their alert state from 'Disdainful Arrogance' to 'Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs'. They have two higher levels : 'Invade a Neighbour' and 'Lose'.
On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on November 15:
1397 Nicholas V pope (1447-55); ended schism, founded Vatican Library
1708 William Pitt the Elder (Whig) UK PM (1756-61, 66-68) `Great Commoner'
1738 Sir William Herschel astronomer (discovered Uranus)
1814 Pleasant Adam Hackleman Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1815 John Banvard NYC, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
1816 Joseph Bennett Plummer Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1836 Pierce Manning Butler Young Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1882 Felix Frankfurter Vienna Austria, US supreme court justice (1939-62)
1886 Pedro Sanjuan San Sebastian, Spain, composer (Castilla)
1887 Georgia O'Keeffe Sun Prairie WI, painter (Cow's Skull)
1887 Marianne Moore St Louis, poet (Pulitzer-1951-Collected Poems)
1891 Erwin Rommel German field marshall (WW II-African campaign)
1891 W Averell Harriman US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
1907 Count Claus Schenck von Stauffenberg, German anti fascist colonel
1914 Jorge Bolet Havana Cuba, pianist (C'eurties Instituka)
1919 Carol Bruce Great Neck NY, actress (Lillian Carlson-WKRP)
1919 Joseph Albert Wapner La, judge (People's Court)
1925 Howard Baker (Sen-R-TN), presidential chief of staff
1929 Edward Asner Kansas City KS, actor, mindless moron (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant)
1930 Whitman Mayo NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)
1932 Petula Clark England, singer (Downtown, My Love)
1933 Jack Burns Boston MA, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)
1937 Yaphet Kotto NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe)
1939 Thalmus Rasulala [Jack Crowder], Miami FL, actor (Blacula, Roots)
1940 Sam Waterston Cambridge MA, actor (Law & Order, Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate)
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad [Fryeda Anderson] Sweden, rocker (ABBA)
1946 Janet Lennon Culver City CA, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1952 "Macho Man" Randy Savage Sarasota FL, [Poffo], wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)
1953 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko Russian cosmonaut
1968 Brenda Alyce Bassett Kokomo Indiana, Miss Indiana-America (1991)
1977 Peter Mark Andrew Phillips 9th in sucession to British throne