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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07-10-06....Military Monday ~ Tribute to LadyX
Billie, The Mayor

Posted on 07/09/2006 8:59:29 PM PDT by The Mayor

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.   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 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 could no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I had been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.
Still that didn'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 we've created a place for just that. This is a friendly room in JimRob's house where FReeper FRiends can gather every day and just say hello if that's all they want to do.
There's more of course. We sometimes feature different FReepers, with a little background information on who they are and what makes them who they are, along with a few photos you might not have seen on other threads; sometimes others write an essay for us to post as the feature for the day; sometimes our presentation is a human interest story found elsewhere that you might not have read; sometimes special holiday threads; but whatever the topic of the day, it is always with FR's Finest in mind and that is YOU!
If you would like to be featured, or would like to see someone else featured, please send me a private FR mail.
Every Monday we will post the photos of FR's Military Personnel that I have collected and put into groups; these will be available to view through a link the remainder of the week - every day just a click away. :)   If you would like to add a photo of yourself or a loved one in the military, past or present, please let me know; I will hold it until I have enough for a new group.
Thank you, and please have fun with us...every day! ~ Billie


Thank You For Serving Our Country!

TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1

TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet
MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga
BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc

TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette
MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid
BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf

TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP
MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, Neets, rdb3, jwTexian
BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma

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.

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

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.

TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack

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.

TOP: Mo1's dad; BuffyT's Uncle (right, w/ her dad & grandmother); Armymarinemom's 3 sons.
MIDDLE: ru4Liberty's dad; SheLion's husband, MaineRebel; wirestripper.
BOTTOM: fivetoes; bigghurtt; hurricane; ladtx' dad; Pippin's brother.

TOP: Repubmommy's brother, Rose in RoseBear's uncle, BoxerBlues' son Chris, BoxerBlues' son Brent.
BOTTOM: Rose in RoseBear's cousin's hubby, Deadhead's stepdad, Dansy's dad, Misty's brother.

LEFT: Little Pig; TOP: hattend, Old Sarge, Aquamarine's dad.
MIDDLE: HuntsvilleTxVeteran.
BOTTOM: Its_me_K.E.T.'s son, Veloxherc, SeeRushToldU_So.


07-01-06 ~ Hall of Fame #16


thru -07-7,8,9-06...
T.G.I.F. at the Finest

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
The guy's good, folks!

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To: Calpernia
"As it turned out, he was the predator shark, lo those 46 years ago"

*big grin*

Loved that story, Calpernia.
Thanks for reposting it.
161 posted on 07/10/2006 10:53:33 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: The Mayor; All
oops sorry about that Maggie.
Eventhough you & others assured us that typos are fine & happen alot
& to also " Beware of The Letter Thief!" I want to fix my typos. Especially re: your Name... Especially today.
162 posted on 07/10/2006 10:55:50 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: LUV W; All

ahhhhhh:{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ this is for ***LadyX*** familia

"Matthew 11:28-30 :: King James Version

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 or my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

"" GOD'S LOVE ! "

God's love for you is so mighty and true.
like A flowing river he gives mercy to me and to You.
Think of him first in the things your Going through.
Then he will lead you and
Guide you and show you what to do.

Jesus Loves us so much my friend.
He promised he'd Be with us even in the end.
There is no Mountain to high or Valley to low,
Where the Love, Mercy, and Grace of God can't go.

May The lord bless and keep you in all you do.
Just think of him first in all your going Through.
God's mighty love will be there for You.

As sure as King David fought the giant Of the land,
With no more than a sling shot In his hand.
As sure as Moses touched a stick
To the sea and all the people of Egypt.
Walked across on dry land to be free.

This is God's great love for you and me.
Shout it on The Mountain top's and over the Sea.
This is God's Great Love he's given to you and me!"

"Heaven's Choice
by Patricia Annette Roden

In this workd I know I'll find
the one that God had created to be mine.

I had looked and searched with no success
and I had really, truely did my best.

So God, send those angels down to me
Just so I'll know where he could be.

Where he's at and how will I know
If he's the one that I'll love so.

Then, I heard an Angel say
Look now, for he is coming your way.

Then I turned and there he stood
Oh-my-god he looked so good.

I looked toward Heaven and gave a big smile
Just my way of thanking God, for awhile.

He knew what I would like best
That's why he sent You... instead of the rest."

Be strong!!! ***LadyX*** is well thank you

163 posted on 07/10/2006 10:56:04 AM PDT by anonymoussierra (Et salutare tuum da nobis.!!!!)
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To: dixie sass
It plays using Real player.
It is an instrumental... No words. Tell me what media player you have & I'll go back & try and find it for you using your media player type. If there is one to find.
164 posted on 07/10/2006 11:01:13 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: .30Carbine

Really nice pair of posts for Maggie & Fam!

165 posted on 07/10/2006 11:04:41 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: ST.LOUIE1; DollyCali; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; The Mayor; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; ...
Two special threads honoring our LadyX

Gypsy Woman

Sistah's of the Spirit

166 posted on 07/10/2006 11:05:33 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: Flyer

Your #54 for Maggie is so lovely!

167 posted on 07/10/2006 11:06:40 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: dutchess

So nice your Tribute Presentation for Maggie!

168 posted on 07/10/2006 11:08:55 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: deadhead

Very moving & sweet words for Maggie!
& sweet pic & floral border too!

169 posted on 07/10/2006 11:11:49 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; WVNan; DaBearOne; All
Another special thread honoring LadyX, Just 'Cause Wolfie wanted to!
Click on the singing kitty :)

170 posted on 07/10/2006 11:24:37 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MedProf

Your post bears reposting!
Especially on the other Thread of 2
dedicated to your mom.
Off I go to re watch that sweet & funny video!

171 posted on 07/10/2006 11:27:02 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Aquamarine

Really nice Maggie post in # 98!

172 posted on 07/10/2006 11:31:44 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: JustAmy

Sweet # 146!

173 posted on 07/10/2006 11:36:55 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: Billie
Oh, I had forgotten about that cute post!

I've been going back and rereading threads and Maggie's comments on the "Gypsy Woman", "Sistahs of the Spirit", and the "North to Alaska" threads. Looks like I am not going to get much of anything else done today. But that's okay.

174 posted on 07/10/2006 11:38:38 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage)
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To: acad1228

All together lovely post for Maggie!

175 posted on 07/10/2006 11:41:41 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: MedProf; DaBearOne
Not often in life are we fortunate enough to have someone of Maggie's character and personality present themselves to us.

She shared her life with us, her family, and her relationship with The King of Kings.

So often in her writings, we were taken on the journey with her. Her journey with her siblings as they traveled the paths of life in those pre-war years, and later we were fortunate to journey through Marine Boot Camp with that new recruit.

We traveled the Al-Can Highway in that Chevy Greenbrier to a new duty station in Alaska. We felt the pain a military wife feels when her husband was assigned overseas and the disrespect he endured returning from the Vietnam War.

We tagged along with her to her numerous medical appointments, sharing the heart-breaking news of so many diagnosis's, and all the dialysis treatments.

Our journeys together included visits with her "sistah" and sister. We were her guests as she introduced us to her friends at church and camp meetings at Heritage Village.

All along the entire journey, her faith never faltered and she looked forward to the day that she would be in the presence of her Savior. She shared that faith with many of us and we are the richer in Christ's blessing because of it. I suspect that because of her witness of her faith, many, many folks have been brought to a closer relationship with God, and lives have been re-dedicated to serve Him.

I'm proud to call her friend and spiritual partner. I've enjoyed the journey.

Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant.

176 posted on 07/10/2006 11:43:12 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Mama_Bear

Awesome treasure trove @ your 160!

177 posted on 07/10/2006 11:44:31 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: The Mayor; All; DaBearOne; inhishands; MedProf; rmartin7310; LadyX; alpha-8-25-02
Mr. Mayor, your Wonderful Tribute to our Lady, and the Offerings of FRiendship and Love from our Fellow Freepers to her have Made me Even More Grateful to our Lord that He Allowed me to Know this Beautiful and Precious Person.

Our Lord was Truly her Life, and whenever I Think of her I Remember that she Loved to Lift Up our Savior, and Praise and Glorify His Name. Now she is with her Soul's Beloved, and her Joy Knows No Bounds, as she Rejoices in His Spirit and His Love.

I could Never Put Into Words my Respect, Admiration, and Love for my Sweet Lady. Her Kindness to me, and to All, was Like a Gentle Breeze from our Lord of His Kindness and Peace. I Loved So Many Things About our Maggie, and I Also Loved that she Loved the Name of my Kitty, Called "the Fang-Face!" She Said that his Name would just Crack her Up whenever she would See it. I Love that, and I Love my Sweet Lady with All my Heart.

My Lady and I Shared a Love for our Lord's Creations, and a Special Creation, a Beautiful Yellow Flower Came Up in my Yard a Few Days Ago, and I have Been Wishing All Morning that I could Pick the Flowers, and Give them to our Sweet Maggie. I Found a Picture on the Net that Looks Exactly Like it, but my Web-Hosting Attempt Failed. But my Lady can See the Flower in my Yard, and Knows my Heart, and those Flowers are for you, my Precious Sister in Christ.

{I'll Love you Forever and Always}

178 posted on 07/10/2006 11:51:11 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie

# 170 Another wonderful treasure trove blast from the Finest Thread's past! & honoring Maggie, perfect!

179 posted on 07/10/2006 11:51:58 AM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: LadyX

Godspeed, Lady X. We'll miss you.

180 posted on 07/10/2006 11:52:04 AM PDT by OESY
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