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FReeper Canteen~Christmas/Holiday Traditions~Dec.20th.2006
12/20/2006 | Mrs.Nooseman

Posted on 12/19/2006 5:31:16 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman



Good Morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

Come join us and share your Christmas/ Holiday traditions with us.



Christmas Traditions at my house.

Advent

At our house we start the Christmas celebrations with Advent.

We have a wreath made out of pine cones with four candles on it.Each Sunday we light one Candle and read the Story of Christs birth and listen to Christmas songs.


During the time of Advent,we also start baking our Christmas Cookies and making Christmas decorations.

Our kids receive an Advent Calender on the First of December to count down the days to Christmas.

St.Nick or Nickolaus

On December sixth we celebrate St.Nick,who brings small gifts ,that he puts into the children's boots,that have been left in front of their doors,if they were good.;)


To keep some of the traditions from Germany in the family, we also exchange gifts on December 24 th and we put some gifts under the tree for December 25 th,to include the traditions of an American Christmas.

We have integrated both traditions into our very own tradition and hope that our kids will carry on this tradition, when they have their own families.



It would be great if you all could share your Traditions with all of us,whether they are Christmas,Hanuka or other Holiday traditions.

I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas.





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To: beachn4fun

No, but I spoke with him by phone this morning. He's kinda stuck on setting up his account on FR. He originally used a screen name that I strongly suggested should be changed as people who don't know him would get the wrong idea on what he's about. He's tried to change it, but is having a problem getting FR to accept any changes. I suggested he set up an email account with a different website (MSN Hotmail), and then creating a new account with his new email address. I'll have to wait to see how that goes for him. Unless someone here has any suggestions for how to make a change in an easier way.


651 posted on 12/20/2006 12:00:06 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: SoldierDad

Afternoon, SD!


652 posted on 12/20/2006 12:00:38 PM PST by tomkow6 (........I SOAR, 'cause I fell down the stairs......)
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To: devolve; ntnychik; PhilDragoo; Seadog Bytes; bitt; dixiechick2000; Lady Jag; La Enchiladita; ...

653 posted on 12/20/2006 12:01:02 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: tomkow6

Afternoon to you tomkow. May your day be full of joy.


654 posted on 12/20/2006 12:12:49 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: Seadog Bytes
Merry Christmas to you too Seadog and all fellow Freepers!
655 posted on 12/20/2006 12:17:58 PM PST by Bassfire (freepin with a smile)
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To: Seadog Bytes

"'...Let's be Careful
out there!!!'"


Hill Street Blues was my absolute favorite TV show!


656 posted on 12/20/2006 12:22:34 PM PST by swmobuffalo (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist.)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; fatima; GrandEagle; Allegra; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; StarCMC; ...

Hey everyone. Please allow me to introduce you to my son, Robert, who you all have been hearing about through me these past months. His screen name is a bit unusual, but then he tends to be a non-conformist in his civilian persona. He's a staunch conservative who loves his country and his fellow Americans. He is strong in his faith in our Lord, and has greatly appreciated all of your prayers and well wishes. So, everybody, give a great big warm WECOME to my son.


657 posted on 12/20/2006 12:26:32 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; fatima; GrandEagle; Allegra; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; StarCMC; ...

Oh, in case I forgot, his screen name is MostHatedSkin13.


658 posted on 12/20/2006 12:27:22 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: Lady Jag

6. Lady Jag... are you feeling alright? ;-))


659 posted on 12/20/2006 12:29:04 PM PST by GeekDejure (FreeRepublic Rocks !!!)
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To: potlatch; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Potlatch, so nice to see you and Piper!! Nice Christmas music and everything. Hugs and Woof, woof!

:)



660 posted on 12/20/2006 12:32:52 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

Howdy from Texas.

A Great Big FReeper Welcome to You!


661 posted on 12/20/2006 12:34:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

Welcome aboard, MostHatedSkin13!!!


662 posted on 12/20/2006 12:35:00 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Get right with God....eternity is a long time.....)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you LE, know you've seen it before. Hugs to you!


663 posted on 12/20/2006 12:35:03 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

Robert: Welcome aboard Free Republic, and Welcome Home...and many thanks for your service!


664 posted on 12/20/2006 12:37:23 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: SoldierDad

BTTT


665 posted on 12/20/2006 12:41:41 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SoldierDad; beachn4fun; MostHatedSkin13
((HUGS))Back at ya', Beach.

Welcome to FR, Mosthatedskin13.

666 posted on 12/20/2006 12:43:14 PM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

Welcome to the Canteen and FR MosthatedSkin.


667 posted on 12/20/2006 12:44:26 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13
A hearty, Southern,
WELCOME TO FR SD's SON!!!

AND THANK YOU for protecting my Family!! We appreciate it very much.
You are in my Family's daily prayers.
668 posted on 12/20/2006 12:45:04 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle

Hi GE.


669 posted on 12/20/2006 12:45:45 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: potlatch

I've seen it before? Guess my memory's not too good ... *wink*

I'm having hot, buttered brussel sprouts for lunch.

As I anticipated, the shuttle will most likely land in CA on Friday morning... NASA briefing coming up top of the hour.

Stay warm.


670 posted on 12/20/2006 12:47:06 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: La Enchiladita

Hi Dita.{{HUGS}}


671 posted on 12/20/2006 12:48:00 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Well, HELLO there Mrs. N!
I do hope your day is going well.
672 posted on 12/20/2006 12:48:26 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: GrandEagle

It is going well.
Tking a break from baking cookies and doing laaundry.:)
How is your day going?


673 posted on 12/20/2006 12:49:34 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

674 posted on 12/20/2006 12:51:57 PM PST by Sonora
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To: HiJinx

Amen, HiJinx. Very kind post and I concur.


675 posted on 12/20/2006 12:54:07 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: MostHatedSkin13; SoldierDad

Welcome to the Canteen, MostHatedSkin13, where we honor our troops, our veterans, their families, and our allies every day. We are here 24(mostly)/7/365 to provide a place for our military to stop in, pull up a chair, and enjoy a joke, hear a song (requests taken), read some history, enjoy a cyber meal (no calories), hear about our families lives, join in the silliness, and just relax. And thank you for your service to America.

All who honor our troops, veterans, their families, and our allies are welcome to join in the every day honoring. We have serving troops, veterans, family members, allies, and those who just wish to help honor them here every day.


676 posted on 12/20/2006 12:56:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman
Not bad. I'm still stuck with my slow connection here at work. Seems one of my ideas failed, but the Cell phone option looks promising and my equipment has started arriving - finally!
Things are very busy around here - they have added a new piece of equipment to the stuff I'm supposed to startup in January. It requires lots of work, so I've had my "nose to the grindstone" so to speak.
I did let them know that there is nothing else that can be added to the January startup. I don't think they understand though - to them my job is magic guru smoke and mirror stuff.
I could use some of those cookies about now though! LOL!
677 posted on 12/20/2006 12:56:23 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

678 posted on 12/20/2006 12:58:14 PM PST by WestCoastGal (Winners Never Quit!!)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

 Hi, MostHatedSkin13!!

Welcome to the Canteen!

 

Wanna buy a burka?

 

 

679 posted on 12/20/2006 12:58:56 PM PST by tomkow6 (........I SOAR, 'cause I fell down the stairs......)
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To: Sonora
...Hi, Sonora...what a cool and cute Merry Christmas.
680 posted on 12/20/2006 12:59:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

HUGS, Mrs. Nooseman!! At long last, we meet again!
I keep missing you at The Finest.

Will post you a proper Thank You for the thread in a minute...


681 posted on 12/20/2006 1:01:02 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: NRA1995

WOW, NRA....check out the cookies. I'll have one of the gingerbread men. ((HUGS))


682 posted on 12/20/2006 1:01:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

HUGS FROM HOME to YOU, ROBERT!!

"Boring" is VERY good. *Nodding my head.*


683 posted on 12/20/2006 1:08:39 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: PsyberAce; MostHatedSkin13

Welcome to FR & the Canteen! Thank you for your service!


684 posted on 12/20/2006 1:09:53 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: GrandEagle
I am sorry to hear that you are still having problems with the slow connections.
I would share my cookies with you,but I am having problems accessing my fotki account on this computer.
I am not on my regular computer.
685 posted on 12/20/2006 1:11:40 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

Mrs. Liberty,

Robert is still in the sandbox. He's not due to come home till next August.


686 posted on 12/20/2006 1:14:30 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13
Welcome, MostHatedSkin13 aka Robert!!




WOOHOO!!
GLAD YOU'RE HERE!!

687 posted on 12/20/2006 1:15:15 PM PST by LUV W (We didn't lose almost 3000 people that day.We lost one wonderful person at a time, almost 3000 times)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Thanks anyway my FRiend!


688 posted on 12/20/2006 1:16:38 PM PST by GrandEagle
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To: All





Mannheim Steamroller~Little Drummer Boy





Three Irish Tenors~White Christmas




Three Irish Tenors~FelizNavidad




A Celtic Christmas~Highland Pipe Medley




Christmas Time Is Here~Rosemary Clooney



A Celtic Christmas~A Tree of Life






A Celtic Christmas~KanompNoue




689 posted on 12/20/2006 1:17:24 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman; MEG33; All
Thank you, Mrs. Nooseman, for the Lovely Christmas thread today and telling of your German Christmas traditions.

I am posting Meg's creation without her permission, but we'll patch things up later... LoL...

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Thank You, Dearly Loved Troops, for All You Do!!!
Happy Christmakuh!!

690 posted on 12/20/2006 1:22:00 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13

Hello SD and Welcome to the Canteen, MostHatedSkin13.


691 posted on 12/20/2006 1:23:55 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: SoldierDad; MostHatedSkin13
You know, I thought of that after I posted, and glimpsed your tagline, but caught up in pesky work things ;o)

Stay Safe in the sandbox, MHS13!

692 posted on 12/20/2006 1:26:54 PM PST by Mrs.Liberty
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To: Soaring Feather

Hi SF. I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.


693 posted on 12/20/2006 1:26:59 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All; FRiends
Hi Ma... *waving*

Did anyone else see Jimmy Kimmel Live last night?!

Sorry if this was discussed already. There was a terrific segment at the start of the show, LIVE from Al Arab, Iraq, featuring an entire unit of AMERICAN SOLDIERS... at least 40 of them... and each one had a turn to say HI! to the folks back home. It was WONDERFUL!

694 posted on 12/20/2006 1:27:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita (People get ready . . .)
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To: La Enchiladita

I know that we keep passing each other and I am usually yo tired from work to get onto the computer.


695 posted on 12/20/2006 1:28:03 PM PST by Mrs.Nooseman (Proudly supporting our Troops,Allies and our President GW!!!)
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To: SoldierDad

Thank You, yes I am, and wish the same for you and your family.


696 posted on 12/20/2006 1:29:07 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: tomkow6

mine


697 posted on 12/20/2006 1:29:22 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: tomkow6

mine


698 posted on 12/20/2006 1:29:25 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: tomkow6

mine


699 posted on 12/20/2006 1:29:25 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar, cause I can....)
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To: Mrs.Liberty

Yes, those pesky "things" do tend to sidetrack us while we are working.


700 posted on 12/20/2006 1:29:31 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Father of a 10th Mountain Division 2nd BCT Soldier back in the "SandBox")
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