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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.


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To: The Mayor; Billie; WVNan

Thank you for such a beautiful tribute to Lady X. What a great way to be remembered by those that loved her. Thank you all for the beautiful songs, words, and tributes in her honor. She will truly be missed. Prayers for her family and for all those that knew and loved her so much.

381 posted on 07/11/2006 5:10:11 AM PDT by MoJo2001
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To: LadyX

Miss you.
Rest well, in His Peace.

382 posted on 07/11/2006 5:14:45 AM PDT by Darksheare
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; JustAmy; deadhead; ...

July 11, 2006

Spiritual Checkup

READ: Proverbs 4:20-27

Examine me, O Lord. —Psalm 26:2

Given a choice, I’d probably not voluntarily visit my doctor for a physical exam. I’m inclined to assume that everything is okay and not bother my doctor about it. But since my wife is a nurse, I don’t have a choice. I go in for regular exams.

And given a choice, many of us are a little afraid of spiritual checkups as well. After all, if we check our spirit too closely, we might have to change a habit or two. We might need something like an “attitude-ectomy.”

I suggest that we get over our reluctance. With God’s guidance, let’s undergo a spiritual checkup, using Proverbs 4:20-27 as a checklist.

Ears (v.20): Are we hearing God’s Word clearly and with understanding? Are we doing what those words tell us?

Eyes (vv.21,25): Are we keeping our eyes on the teachings that will guide us toward righteousness?

Heart (v.23): Are we protecting our heart from evil?

Tongue (v.24): Is our mouth clean and pure?

Feet (v.26): Are we walking straight toward God’s truth without wavering?

How did you do on your examination? Are there areas where you need to take action? Regular checkups will help to restore your spiritual vitality. Dave Branon

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
Show me the way that Jesus has trod;
Then I will tell of Your saving grace,
Until the day when I see Your face.  —Hess

A spiritual checkup is the key to spiritual health.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year:   Psalms 1-3; Acts 17:1-15

383 posted on 07/11/2006 5:33:02 AM PDT by The Mayor (
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To: The Mayor
I like this one Rus!!!!! You have a good "source" for your devotions. I get a couple a day via email & you presentation is by far the best! Thank you.

and a busy Military Monday.. wonderful thread with a tribute to a wonderful woman who is in the glory of her reward.

Down to the last day of confusion before my bro arrives tomorrow.. I unfortunately have a command performance today 3:30 to about 10:30 which will REAALLY cut into my efforts here.

Would be just normal chaos w/o the floods a few weeks ago. Now it is well... not too pretty!
384 posted on 07/11/2006 5:42:41 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: The Mayor; WVNan; Billie; Calpernia; NicknamedBob; JustAmy; snugs; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; ...
Here is the poem I was telling you about yesterday.

It was on the back of a beautiful picture of Jesus in the clouds going towards the light.

I don't know who the author was/is

But I though it fit Maggie very well and it sounds very much like what she would say.

Safely Home

I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. at

Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined Every dark and fearful glade.

And He came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread; And with Jesus’ arm to lean on, Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still; Try to look beyond earth’s shadows, Pray to trust our Father’s will.

There is work still waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth- You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When the work is all completed, He will gently call you home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come!


385 posted on 07/11/2006 6:08:39 AM PDT by Anne of DC (RUMMY FAN BIG BIG TIME!)
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To: Anne of DC

Beautiful. Thanks for the ping Anne

386 posted on 07/11/2006 6:23:31 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: DollyCali is the source. We give away these booklets at church.

This thread has turned into a wonderful tribute to Maggie.

387 posted on 07/11/2006 6:51:04 AM PDT by The Mayor (
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To: Anne of DC

That poem is excellent, Thank you!

388 posted on 07/11/2006 6:52:17 AM PDT by The Mayor (
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To: .30Carbine

You write such beautiful words Carbine. Thank you for the poem. That song "I'll Be Seeing You" is sung by Kate Smith, who was very famous when Maggie and I were children. We loved to recall our childhood days in the deep South, and our memories were so similar. That is why we could first "connected". She grew up in Fla. and I in Ala. We both moved a lot and had connections to the same places. I lived in Miami and Coral Gables is part of that city. So when she talked about CG, I knew the places she was describing. We both lived in Va., My husband is from Ohio, I was at the Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D. several times when my husband's band played at the NCO Club there. My husband is a former Marine. We were both married twice and knew what it was like to have little ones to care for alone. Although her disease was so much more serious than mine, we both had a chronic disease that demanded adjustments in what we could do. We leaned on each other a lot in private. She truly was the wind beneath my wings, and God will bless her and reward her for her love and care. She was the most giving person I've ever met.

389 posted on 07/11/2006 7:19:46 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: dixie sass

The one about the scars "where Dad wouldn't let go"? Yes.

390 posted on 07/11/2006 7:27:57 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: All
Tuesday's Thread ~ A Few MORE of FR's Finest
391 posted on 07/11/2006 7:32:14 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Anne of DC

Beautiful, and so true. Thank you.

392 posted on 07/11/2006 7:32:17 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: Billie

I suppose we should move on, but I think some of us may feel the need to stay here for a bit longer. I have many things to get done today and must be about my Father's business. Everyone have a blessed day. Thankk you, Billie, for providing this wonderful "oasis" for Free Republic's Finest. (((((Billie)))))

393 posted on 07/11/2006 7:36:16 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: WVNan

thankk - ??-is someone out there overcompendating for the letter thef?

394 posted on 07/11/2006 7:37:43 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: WVNan

overcompendating= more cup of coffee and I'll be okay.

395 posted on 07/11/2006 7:39:32 AM PDT by WVNan (In memory of LadyX,, the finest of Free Republic)
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To: WVNan
Double Begonias

Missing Maggie..
May God Bless and Comfort You, Nan.

396 posted on 07/11/2006 8:19:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (In Memory of Maggie Marine, LadyX....)
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To: Anne of DC

Wonderful poem Anne - so suitable for dear Maggie.

397 posted on 07/11/2006 11:35:53 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - BIG TIME))
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To: .30Carbine

Thank you for your reply!
Yes indeed, Maggie is Home... free!

398 posted on 07/11/2006 12:06:32 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: La Enchiladita


Me likes thaht spelling,me do!
I have a bit o th' Irish een me too!

399 posted on 07/11/2006 1:08:56 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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To: The Mayor

Re: 358 and thank you Mayor for puting up this Tribute Thread to/for Maggie & Fam!

400 posted on 07/11/2006 1:22:00 PM PDT by Majie Purple
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