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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Valentine's Day ~ 14 FEB 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 02/13/2012 6:13:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's some lovely roses for everyone!

And chocolate for all!

110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year. That's the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

More than 50 percent of cards are sold the week of the holiday, with the largest and most elaborate Valentine cards sold 48 hours before February 14.

Conversation Hearts: In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first "Conversation Hearts" — then called "Motto Hearts." According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.

 More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.

The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.

Luciano Pavarotti ~ Nessum Dorma!

ABBA ~ Take A Chance On Me

Alabama ~ Love In The First Degree

Andrea Bocelli ~ Besame Mucho

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes ~ The Time Of My Life

James Ingram ~ Love You

Holly Valance ~ Kiss Kiss

Sasha & Shawna ~ Per Te

Norah Jones ~ Come Away With Me

The London Symphony Orchestra ~ The First Ever I Saw Your Face

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always



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To: BIGLOOK

It’s always a good thing to give a Texas gal yellow roses!

and @—>—>— is a rose! LOL! Kinda! :)


51 posted on 02/13/2012 8:00:17 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...sun today? Has your computer continued to behave since it's fix?

It is sleeting here...temp hovering around freezing. Had to use the wipers all the way home.


52 posted on 02/13/2012 8:05:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

Yep....the fix is in, until the next time. If I had a dollar for every glitch I've had, I'd own IBM. (Hell, I'd settle for a nickel a glitch.)

Keep driving safely.....sleet is tricky.
53 posted on 02/13/2012 8:15:02 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: LUV W

Awww.....a desert heart from Sedona. Good times Luvie.... Good times.


54 posted on 02/13/2012 8:16:30 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: SandRat; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
Thank you Sandy and Brian. Happy Valentine's Day, Sweethearts.


55 posted on 02/13/2012 8:19:24 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Cowman

Good evening, Cowman...we were waiting for your post with the historical basis of Valentine’s Day.

Thanks for sharing. That is quite a story.


56 posted on 02/13/2012 8:22:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!


57 posted on 02/13/2012 9:01:19 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)).
Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.

Happy Valentine's Day.


58 posted on 02/13/2012 9:20:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Beautiful roses, Hawaii...thank you.


59 posted on 02/13/2012 9:42:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: bgill
Welcome, bgill, and Happy Valentine's Day to you as well.


60 posted on 02/13/2012 9:50:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv, and a Happy Valentine's Day. Have you been swamped at work?
Lots of guys picking out good stuff for their gals?


61 posted on 02/13/2012 9:51:30 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It’s been pretty busy....mostly guys, of course! We try to help them make their Valentines happy! :)


62 posted on 02/13/2012 10:04:29 PM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Thanks, Mac, for the Missing Man Setting as we remember those who have given their all that we may gather safe and secure.
63 posted on 02/13/2012 10:14:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Thanks, Sand...a promise kept indeed. Thanks for honoring Mr Tonkin’s wishes. Beautiful flowers.


64 posted on 02/13/2012 10:23:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
Thanks, Sand, for the Nate update...((HUGS))...he's on his way to more and more things.
Now he will have some substance to his diet. LOL! It should be fun finding out
what he likes and doesn't like.

Nate, ya gotta watch out for the green things. d:o)

Happy Valentine's Day!


65 posted on 02/13/2012 10:35:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site
Good morning, ML...((HUGS))

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Linda.


66 posted on 02/13/2012 11:29:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

Happy Valentine's Day!


67 posted on 02/14/2012 12:48:12 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer
G'Day, Janey...((HUGS))

Happy Valentine's Day.


68 posted on 02/14/2012 1:21:52 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33
Thanks, Meg...((HUGS))

Happy Valentine's Day.


69 posted on 02/14/2012 1:28:24 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius
Good morning, Publius...((HUGS))

Congratulations on your presiding at the Tea Party meeting.

Sounds like you really have it together...and a member of FEMA in your group. That sounds very helpful for "prepping".


70 posted on 02/14/2012 1:43:10 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Thanks, unique, for the woohoo.

Hawaii.....#50!!


71 posted on 02/14/2012 1:51:21 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



72 posted on 02/14/2012 1:59:02 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: All
Good morning/afternoon/evening/night Troops, wherever you are.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep all of us free and safe.

Thanks, unique, for the pastries.

Coffee is always on........

How about a donut?

Cookies?

Veggies?

Sandwich?


73 posted on 02/14/2012 2:01:15 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. Happy Valentine's Day.

74 posted on 02/14/2012 2:51:36 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. Happy Valentine’s Day.


75 posted on 02/14/2012 2:52:44 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: AZamericonnie

((HUGS))Good morning, AZ. Happy Valentine’s Day.


76 posted on 02/14/2012 2:53:18 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

((HUGS))Good morning, Lauren. Thanks for this morning’s thread. Happy Valentine’s Day.


77 posted on 02/14/2012 2:54:17 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ..

Good morning, Canteen. Good morning to our

AWESOME

Military, our Allies, and their families.


(another unique design)

Thank you, lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
Personally, I think this holiday is totally over-rated.
If you can't share your feelings the other 364 days
of the year, then what do you think one's gonna do ya?
Hubby and I skip this one.
However, I don't mind celebrating cyber-Valentine Day.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Cloudy. A slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
Highs around 50. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

~ Tonight...Mostly cloudy.
A slight chance of rain in the evening.
Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
Chance of rain 20 percent.

Fun Fact: In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared
February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.

Time for me to make my rounds.
But, you stay right where you are.
Cause...............I'll be bock!

The FR Canteen is

Come in and sit for a while.
There's always plenty of coffee, tea,
pancakes, conversation, silliness,
and plain old BS

REMEMBER THEM

DEFENDERS OF FREEDOM



FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.



78 posted on 02/14/2012 4:34:43 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Awwwww...how sweet. Thank you.


79 posted on 02/14/2012 4:37:39 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: SandRat
How sweet. Thank you. And Thank you Tonk.


80 posted on 02/14/2012 4:41:48 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All
HAPPY HALLMARK HOLIDAY!
81 posted on 02/14/2012 4:48:26 AM PST by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning, Beachy! *HUGS* Great to see you this morning!


82 posted on 02/14/2012 5:02:06 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Happy Valentine's Day, Early Birds!
Hope all the love comes your way today!
....and that you don't have to work too hard!
I'll be spending time helping guys
find the right gift for their honeys! :)
((((hugs))))

83 posted on 02/14/2012 5:05:27 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. It's really foggy with less than 1/8 mile visibility.






84 posted on 02/14/2012 5:08:15 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. Happy Valentine’s Day


85 posted on 02/14/2012 5:14:54 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Happy Valentine’s to you, too! Now THAT’S a greeting! :)


86 posted on 02/14/2012 5:15:05 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: LUV W

BTTT


87 posted on 02/14/2012 5:15:49 AM PST by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I will never date again.


88 posted on 02/14/2012 5:17:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (Yes, I am THAT Conservative.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EGC! Hope you and Bo have a wonderful day today! (((hugs)))


89 posted on 02/14/2012 5:21:16 AM PST by LUV W (Unleash the American People!!)
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To: LUV W; beachn4fun; MEG33; AZamericonnie; Kathy in Alaska; Lady Jag

Good morning and (((HUGS))).

90 posted on 02/14/2012 5:22:38 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))


91 posted on 02/14/2012 5:43:37 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Happy Valentines Day!


92 posted on 02/14/2012 5:49:27 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Valentines Day!


93 posted on 02/14/2012 5:53:50 AM PST by left that other site
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To: LUV W
Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))


94 posted on 02/14/2012 6:48:28 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: E.G.C.
Good morning, EG ((HUGS))


95 posted on 02/14/2012 6:49:25 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
(dang thing keeps timing out on me)

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))
Happy Valentine's Day

96 posted on 02/14/2012 6:59:59 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

let’s see if this works...


97 posted on 02/14/2012 7:01:39 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

let’s see if this works...


98 posted on 02/14/2012 7:01:40 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

let’s see if this works...


99 posted on 02/14/2012 7:01:41 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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To: beachn4fun

let’s see if this works...


100 posted on 02/14/2012 7:01:42 AM PST by beachn4fun (You are either an American - or not!)
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