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FReeper Canteen ~ Casual Friday ~ 6 October 2006
October 5, 2006 | Entertaining the Troops Committee

Posted on 10/05/2006 6:03:31 PM PDT by beachn4fun

CASUAL FRIDAY

Casual Friday at the Canteen is about having a place to meet, just for the heck of it.

No Agenda. No Theme. No pressure.

A place where good FRiends, who love and support our military, can come together to chat, tell a joke or two, share events of our daily lives, and/or sending a message of love and support to our troops, allies, and their families. A place for our troops, allies, and their families to come and relax.

We have plenty of coffee, hot chocolate, and tea

There's always plenty of food to be found at the Canteen.

Remember, it's 5 o'clock somewhere. So, grab a cold one and turn up the jukebox.

BUT REMEMBER....there is a two drink maximum per person at the Canteen. Cause FRiends don't let FRiends drink and FReep!



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1 posted on 10/05/2006 6:03:32 PM PDT by beachn4fun
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To: beachn4fun

October 6, 2006

A 19-Mile Fall

READ: Deuteronomy 33:26-29

Underneath are the everlasting arms. —Deuteronomy 33:27

On August 27, 1960, US Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger Jr. sat in a gondola suspended from a high-altitude balloon. When the balloon reached 102,800 feet above the surface of Earth (more than 19 miles), Kittinger jumped out. Four minutes and 36 seconds later his main parachute opened at 18,000 feet, but not before he had attained a velocity of 614 miles per hour! Kittinger carefully planned his record-setting descent.

In the spiritual realm, we're more likely to find that life is filled with unexpected free falls. The loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, or a terminated job can make us feel as if we're dropping into the unknown. For believers, there is a spiritual "parachute"—the loving arms of God.

Thousands of years ago, Moses wrote these words to the Israelites just before he died: "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deut. 33:27). The words "everlasting arms" refer to the protection and preservation of God's people. Despite the stressful circumstances they would surely face, they could rest in the assurance of God's watchful care.

Do you feel as if you're in a free fall? Take heart. God's loving arms are there to catch you. Dennis Fisher

O the sweet unfailing refuge
Of the everlasting arms;
In their loving clasp enfolded
Nothing worries or alarms.  —Hennessay

With God behind you and His arms beneath you, you can face whatever lies ahead of you.

Bible in One Year: Bible in One Year;   Isaiah 26-27; Philippians 2


2 posted on 10/05/2006 6:03:50 PM PDT by The Mayor ( http://albanysinsanity.com/)
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3 posted on 10/05/2006 6:04:21 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; bentfeather; E.G.C.; StarCMC; darkwing104; ...

It's Casual Friday. Come on....let's have fun

4 posted on 10/05/2006 6:04:55 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: The Mayor
Woo Hoo Mayor


5 posted on 10/05/2006 6:06:07 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: bentfeather
Woo Hoo Ms. Feather


6 posted on 10/05/2006 6:07:14 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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7 posted on 10/05/2006 6:08:31 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: beachn4fun; The Mayor

Well, Mayor, I tried.

8 posted on 10/05/2006 6:08:32 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks!


9 posted on 10/05/2006 6:10:31 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: beachn4fun; All


Ray Charles~America The Beautiful


10 posted on 10/05/2006 6:12:00 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: bentfeather

LOL


11 posted on 10/05/2006 6:13:36 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening, Lauren

How's every little thing out your way?


12 posted on 10/05/2006 6:14:11 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: beachn4fun; All

by Master Sgt. Johancharles Van Boers October 3, 2006 Soldiers from Company E, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepare for a deployment to Iraq during a mission readiness exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga.

by Spc. Eric Jungels October 4, 2006 1st Sgt. Jamie Nakano, from the 10th Mountain Division, blends in with the mountainous terrain of Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, during a patrol.

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin September 21, 2006 Spc. Marlon Graham, from Company A, 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, provides security as his team searches for weapons in an ancient caravan route inn in Hana Qadim, Iraq.

13 posted on 10/05/2006 6:14:13 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

welcome


14 posted on 10/05/2006 6:14:29 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: beachn4fun

Howdy Beachy! Doing great thanks! And I hope you are as well.


15 posted on 10/05/2006 6:15:05 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: beachn4fun

Sometimes, one just cannot get the wrinkles out fast enough.

16 posted on 10/05/2006 6:16:17 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: laurenmarlowe

Woo Hoo


More Heroes!


17 posted on 10/05/2006 6:17:14 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: bentfeather
Cute! Here's my idea of casual friday


18 posted on 10/05/2006 6:18:01 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Doing good.

I'm off tomorrow and Monday. Four day weekend! Yes!!!!


19 posted on 10/05/2006 6:18:29 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Hey Tonk, How ya feeling??

20 posted on 10/05/2006 6:19:19 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: beachn4fun
Aren't they awesome!

1st Sgt. Jamie Nakano really does blends into the terrain in Afghanistan, it took me a second to find him!
21 posted on 10/05/2006 6:19:45 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: beachn4fun

Way to go beachy!


22 posted on 10/05/2006 6:19:56 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: laurenmarlowe

Evening, ms marlowe.

*HUGS*


23 posted on 10/05/2006 6:20:23 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Evening Ms. Feather!

How are ya this evening?


24 posted on 10/05/2006 6:20:51 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe

I recieved a call last night from my friend that is deploying to afghanistan.
He will be here for the a few days beginning tomorrow night.
Wh00 h00!


25 posted on 10/05/2006 6:21:36 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Doing well, thank you! How about you?? Busy as ever I suspect.;)
26 posted on 10/05/2006 6:21:44 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: beachn4fun

Lucky! I hope you enjoy your extra time off, have fun!

I don't think I'll get an extra day off 'til Thanksgiving. Sheesh!


27 posted on 10/05/2006 6:22:43 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: beachn4fun

It's casual...it's Friday
...it's Red on Friday for the troops!
Howdy!!!

28 posted on 10/05/2006 6:22:58 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Me, too


29 posted on 10/05/2006 6:23:00 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: beachn4fun
Aloha Beachy!

Got to get this out quickly.....in the midst of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high tide and just 40 yards from the beach.
30 posted on 10/05/2006 6:23:48 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: mylife

Awwww my, that's wonderful that you will get to see him before he deploys. Please tell him "Howdy" and an big THANK YOU!

*HUGS*


31 posted on 10/05/2006 6:24:17 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

If the weather is nice tomorrow morning, young son is taking me out on the boat we bought for some fishing and quiet time!

Then, a WalMart fun.

We're going to Michigan for Thanksgiving. Hubby's family there.


32 posted on 10/05/2006 6:24:50 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: beachn4fun

Is it too late for the popcorn?

33 posted on 10/05/2006 6:25:38 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, BigLook

Gosh! Be safe.

40 yards from the beach? You're just saying that to torture me, aren't you? LOL


34 posted on 10/05/2006 6:25:53 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: laurenmarlowe

It is good news!
I havent seen the lad in about 7 years L0L


35 posted on 10/05/2006 6:26:23 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: bentfeather

Yes ma'am, gratefully so. But it's been tough settling back down here from vacation, LOL!


36 posted on 10/05/2006 6:26:32 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: beachn4fun

Sounds like you're about to have some fun! Can I come, too?


37 posted on 10/05/2006 6:26:35 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: mylife

Good evening, My

Woo Hoo...indeed

Give him my best wishes and my thanks. please!


38 posted on 10/05/2006 6:27:12 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thanks for the ping, Tonk

How are the wrists?


39 posted on 10/05/2006 6:27:22 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: LUV W

Evening LUV!

How was your day today?


40 posted on 10/05/2006 6:27:23 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
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To: LUV W

Git yur self over here, then!


41 posted on 10/05/2006 6:27:42 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Rus! How are things in western NY?

Thanks for our beautiful lesson from God's Word. If we remain faithful to Him we will not fall.


42 posted on 10/05/2006 6:27:56 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: laurenmarlowe

((((Lauren)))))

Great pictures of our heroes! Thanks for reminding us why we are here!

Hope you've had a great week! I sure have!


43 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:12 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W
Never too late for popcorn....help yourself


44 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:24 PM PDT by beachn4fun (The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose." Frederick Douglas)
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To: LUV W

?


45 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:24 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W

?


46 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:25 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W

?


47 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:25 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W

?


48 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:26 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W

?


49 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:26 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: LUV W

?


50 posted on 10/05/2006 6:29:27 PM PDT by LUV W (We didnít lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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