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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....Hall of Fame #18
A Few of FR's Finest archives | January 9, 2007 | Billie

Posted on 01/09/2007 6:40:40 AM PST by Billie



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
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....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
On Mondays please visit us to see photos of A FEW OF FR'S VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
If you have a suggestion, or an idea, or if there's a FReeper you would like to see featured, please drop one of us a note in FR mail.
We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, Dutchess, DollyCali, GodBlessUSA, Aquamarine ~











Thank you to all our Hall of Famers and to all of you who have become part of our Finest Family ... as regular contributors and supporters who drop in every day to say hello.  We wouldn't be here without you. : )
It's been FOUR AND A HALF YEARS and we're still having fun. Hope you are. As promised, for your information and perusal, here is our 18th "Hall of Fame" - a list of all our threads from the very beginning ... from Monday, June 24, 2002, through the New Year's Weekend, January 01, 2007.




"Getting to Know You"





Previous Hall of Fame Threads

09-23-02 .................................. HALL OF FAME #1
12-31-02 .................................. HALL OF FAME #2
03-24-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #3
06-25-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #4
09-30-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #5
12-30-03 .................................. HALL OF FAME #6
03-23-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #7
06-29-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #8
09-28-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #9
12-29-04 .................................. HALL OF FAME #10
03-29-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #11
06-28-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #12
09-27-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #13
12-28-05 .................................. HALL OF FAME #14
03-28-06 .................................. HALL OF FAME #15
07-01-06 .................................. HALL OF FAME #16
10-01-06 .................................. HALL OF FAME #17






October 2006

10-02-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
10-03-06 ............................................................OKTOBERFEST
10-04-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
10-05-06 ...................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
10-06,07,08-06 ........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
10-09-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
10-10-06......................DOGGIE TAILS -WHY DOGS BITE (reprise)
10-11-06..........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
10-12-06 ....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
10-13,14,15-06 ......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
10-16-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
10-17-06............................................................AUTUMN BIRDS
10-18-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
10-19-06 ...................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
10-20,21,22-06 ........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
10-23-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
10-24-06 ..................................................AUTUMN SPLENDOR
10-25-06 .......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
10-26-06 ... ................................................CAT TAILS - LIGERS
10-27,28,29-06........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
10-30-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
10-31-06 .....................PUMPKIN PARADE: HALLOWEEN 2006






November 2006

11-01-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
11-02-06.....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
11-03,04,05-06 ........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
11-06-06 .......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
11-07-06................................................I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE
11-08-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
11-09-06....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
11-10,11,12-06................................VETERAN'S DAY WEEKEND
11-13-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
11-14-06.....................................HOLLYWOOD'S FINEST DAYS
11-15-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
11-16--06....................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY.
11-17,18,19-06........................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
11-20-06 .....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
11-21-06 .......................................THANKFUL TO BE THANKFUL
11-22-06 ........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
11-23,24,25,26-06...............................................THANKSGIVING
11-27-06 ......................................................MILITARY MONDAY
11-28-06.......................................................MILITARY TRIBUTE
11-29-06.........................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
11-30-06...................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY






December 2006

12-01,02,03-06......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
12-04-06.....................................................MILITARY MONDAY
12-05-06...........................................DECK THE HALLS, YA'LL
12-06-06.......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
12-07-06.................................................JOHN HUANG ESSAY
12-08,09,10-06.......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
12-11-06............,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..MILITARY MONDAY
12-12-06................................................CHRISTMAS MUSIC
12-13-06.......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
12-14-06...................................................JOHNHUANG ESSAY
12-15,16,17-06 ......................................T.G.I.F. AT THE FINEST
12-18-06........ .............................................MILITARY MONDAY
12-19-06 ..............FINEST CHRISTMAS POETRY & POTPOURRI
12-20-06 ......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
12-21-06 ...................................................LET US ADORN YOU
12-22,23,24,25-06 .....POLAR EXPRESS - CHRISTMAS WKEND
12-26-06 ..............................MILITARY MONDAY ON TUESDAY
12-27-06 ......................................WARM FUZZY WEDNESDAY
12-28-06 ............................................PET DAY AT THE FINEST
12-29-06 THRU 01-01-07 .....A FINEST NEW YEARS WEEKEND





We're Here Because of You.






10-01-06 ~ Hall of Fame #17

THIS WEEK'S THREADS

01-08-07 Military Monday

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
Every Thursday at the Finest
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To: Billie
I sure love this thread. Incredible Billie!

Reagan/Bush/Cheney picturesDrawings by Billie.
151 posted on 01/09/2007 4:19:40 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: LUV W
That's true about Moms. I have a feeling I'll feel the same. :)

Someday, I'll get it done, I hope ;)
152 posted on 01/09/2007 4:20:59 PM PST by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Aquamarine; DollyCali; MEG33; All
Thanks so much for making the usual, slow Hall of Fame thread a little more interesting today by going back through some of the old ones and 'reviving' a pic or two!

Dinner time here - will get back sometime this evening!

Thank you again!

153 posted on 01/09/2007 4:45:30 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I enjoyed reading the oldies but goodies! It's fun to remember what was happening and to see names we don't see anymore.

See ya later. Thanks for all your hard work!


154 posted on 01/09/2007 4:50:01 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: Billie

Good evening to my favorite Texan along with wishes for a completely happy 2007 to you. Let's keep working to make my second favorite Texan successful in all his endeavors.


155 posted on 01/09/2007 4:50:52 PM PST by Temple Owl (Excelsior! Onward and upward.)
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To: MEG33

What a precious picture~~~~


156 posted on 01/09/2007 5:09:29 PM PST by jaycee
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To: Billie

Yes, it would be good to go back for a little while when we didn't know the cares of this world!!!


157 posted on 01/09/2007 5:11:09 PM PST by jaycee
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To: Billie

Beautiful, Billie. And I am here because of you and you and he and she. It makes my life so beautiful. Thanks to all!


158 posted on 01/09/2007 5:14:59 PM PST by jaycee
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To: NicknamedBob

Beautiful words once again.........thank you!


159 posted on 01/09/2007 5:16:19 PM PST by jaycee
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To: Billie

Now Billie, I knew you were talented but your drawings are absolutely awesome! They are as good as any I have ever seen. I bet our President would enjoy those of he and Laura and the darling girls. They are just great and I am certainly impressed by them. I learn something new here every day.


160 posted on 01/09/2007 5:31:44 PM PST by jaycee
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To: jaycee; Temple Owl; DollyCali

That's an example of poems that I write to satisfy myself. (But of course I'm willing to share!)

My childhood was very precious to me, as it is to each of us. I like to celebrate it.

Dolly found that delightful young'un to go with the poem. Looks just like me, except I was black and white and shades of gray back then.


161 posted on 01/09/2007 6:38:11 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: Billie
This is a wonderful thread billie..Jam packed w/info! great graphics & LOVE! I don't know much about the former first ladies & this motivates me to do more checking in "all my spare time". I never realized Jackie was so young. I always liked her (I guess I am in minority here at FR). I loved her class, beauty, poise etc. Later was POd when hearing how frequently JFK cheated on her..

I also liked the ladies of Inaug.. I missed that thread completely as I was at Inaug & at that time My computer DIED & in the several days until I had a new one, I just had too much I guess to catch up on & never saw. Your thread on the Bush ladies was great.


The one sad thing in reading these older threads is that they are full of screen-names no longer with us. Some to death,Banned, some to just AWOL for whatever reason from Finest.

I know in the couple years I have been a hostess there are many who have "disappeared" (I AM SORRY.. didn't mean to chase them away). I miss them. Some were friends from other threads along the way & I felt badly when their lives changed so that they could not be with us.

WISH all of those who "drop" out of FR for a time would post something on their profile page so we all don't worry if they have died, are dying, or are bored to death with things here.. (could be)

But we all know that we hang out where we "fit" & feel wanted & appreciated & hopefully those still with FR will drop in now & then to say hi
162 posted on 01/09/2007 7:43:57 PM PST 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: NicknamedBob

and Dolly stole Billies table to put it in!!!

Copy & Paste remains my best skill!


163 posted on 01/09/2007 7:44:48 PM PST 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: DollyCali

Not only that, but I used words that have been in common use for hundreds of years! Not much originality here, I guess.

Heck, a bunch of the words I used even sounded alike.



I guess I'm going to have to work on that.


164 posted on 01/09/2007 8:03:50 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: DollyCali; Temple Owl
A woman stormed out of a Shakespearian presentation, complaining that "the Bard" displayed remarkably little talent.

"Why, all he did was string a lot of familiar quotations together!"
165 posted on 01/09/2007 8:07:45 PM PST by NicknamedBob (My tuner doesn't have good taste the way it used to!)
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To: NicknamedBob

too funny!


166 posted on 01/09/2007 8:08:13 PM PST 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: Billie


Billie, I think it is a great idea for all visitor to (if they wish) go to varous threads & pick out one or more graphics & comment. Hope you will use it every time. And I know it bothers you re: formatting, but it seems to JUST be a centering "thing" & NOT that bad, all considered. It could have thrown off all formatting, eliminated table borders , or other such "fun" horrors.

I wish I had 100 hours in a day. I truly do


167 posted on 01/09/2007 8:11:29 PM PST 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: Temple Owl
Let's keep working to make my second favorite Texan successful in all his endeavors.

I'm all for that. Wish those ugly dems would quit trying to destroy everything he's done and trying to do.

168 posted on 01/09/2007 8:59:26 PM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee
I bet our President would enjoy those of he and Laura and the darling girls.

Thank you, jaycee. I don't think I've drawn any since I did those in 2001. (I sent the originals to the White House and was thrilled when I received a very nice thank you in return.)

(((((((((jaycee))))))))

169 posted on 01/09/2007 9:15:01 PM PST by Billie
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To: DollyCali
The one sad thing in reading these older threads is that they are full of screen-names no longer with us. Some to death,Banned, some to just AWOL for whatever reason from Finest.

Yes, the list of names has changed a lot, but even though we lose some, we gain others, and there are some who've been here since we opened the doors On June 24, 2002. I'm glad you enjoyed the look back at some more of the early threads, and actually not all of the formatting looks awful without the blockquotes. Some are worse than others, though, and just hate that they got messed up.

170 posted on 01/09/2007 9:19:43 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Playin' catch-up on the thread. Lotsa really nice memories created over the years. Glad to have been a part of the history.


171 posted on 01/09/2007 9:22:48 PM PST by Diver Dave (RATS and RINOS proudly putting the DIS in Functional Government)
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To: Billie; Aquamarine; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; dutchess; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; Diver Dave; ..

Wow ... the Finest Hall of Fame.

Four and a half years is a long strectch.

I tip my hat to all our Hostesses and Host ... and all the Finest.


172 posted on 01/09/2007 9:27:02 PM PST by jwfiv
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To: Finest FRiends; All; Aquamarine; DollyCali; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; jaycee; Temple Owl; MEG33; ...
A late hello to you, jwfiv, and thank you for dropping in before I said goodnight. :) Thank you, too, Dave for being here from the beginning!

Now, I really do need to say goodnight, and thanks to all of you, for you've made today's thread much more special. Dolly, yes, we'll have to do this same thing every three months when Hall of Fame is posted.


173 posted on 01/09/2007 9:33:58 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Thanks for the fun!

Those windmills look like the ones in Lubbock at the Tech Campus.

See ya next time!


174 posted on 01/09/2007 9:37:26 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: Billie

Good night, sweet you!


175 posted on 01/09/2007 9:38:28 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: LUV W


Don't worry, not time yet....lol.


176 posted on 01/09/2007 9:38:56 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: onyx

LOL! I imagine I will be asleep by the time it is. All that racing today has made me tired! **yawn**


177 posted on 01/09/2007 9:40:17 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: LUV W

Long night. I'll agree with you. I'm tiring fast.


178 posted on 01/09/2007 9:42:11 PM PST by onyx (DONATE NOW! -- It takes DONATIONS to keep FR running!!)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you. Truly, all the way my Savior leads me.


179 posted on 01/10/2007 2:37:26 AM PST by .30Carbine
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To: Billie; The Mayor; All
It's Warm Fuzzy Wednesday at the Finest!
180 posted on 01/10/2007 5:31:37 AM PST 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: Billie

I am so happy to hear that. I just knew they were good enough to go anywhere. They will be in his archives. I hope you will do more drawings. Realize you don't have time as you do so much here for all of us. And we thank you kindly.


181 posted on 01/10/2007 6:39:14 PM PST by jaycee
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