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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday
April 13, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/12/2012 6:04:54 PM PDT by beachn4fun

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.

Remember the Good Old Days?
Sock Hops?
Drive-in Movies?
Buddy Holly?
Or other things that made it Fabulous?
You know, before cellphones?
Come on in and share your memories.
Or take a trip back in time.

Tonight we’ll check out 1920. (fooled ya)

It was a time of conservatism,
it was a time of great social change.
In music, the three sounds were jazz, jazz, and jazz.
The Jazz Age came about with artist like Bessie Smith and Duke Ellington.

106,521,537 people in the United States
2,132,000 unemployed, Unemployment 5.2%
Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6
Average annual earnings $1236; Teacher's salary $970
Dow Jones High 100 Low 67
Illiteracy rate reached a new low of 6% of the population.
Gangland crime included murder, swindles, racketeering
It took 13 days to reach California from New York

Thanks to Henry Ford and mass production, one could buy a ford for $290.

The Nineteenth Amendment had passed the previous year
allowing women the right to vote in national elections.

Slang:
Ab-so-lute-ly – affirmative
All Wet - describes an erroneous idea or individual, as in, "he's all wet."
And How - I strongly agree!
Applesauce- an expletive same as horsefeathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Bank's Closed - no kissing or making out - i.e. - "Sorry, Mac, the bank's closed."
Cat's Meow - Something splendid or stylish; similar to bee's knees; The best or greatest, wonderful.
Don't know from nothing - don't have any information
Don't take any wooden nickels - Don't do anything stupid
Flapper - A stylish, brash, hedonistic young woman with short skirts & shorter hair
Fly boy - a glamorous term for an aviator
Giggle Water - An intoxicating beverage; alcohol

Chicago was hot! Harlem was hot with Jazz and the so-called "devil's music'!
(The Cotton Club was open to both whites and blacks and packed nightly.)

The Silent Screen stars
included the chic Rudolph Valentino, sexy Clara Bow.
Rudy Vallee sang through his megaphone.
The first talking picture, Don Juan, starring John Barrymore
premiered on Broadway in 1926.
This made movies big business.

Hope you enjoyed this trip back in time.

Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place.
We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.
Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission.
Prayers for your safe return home.


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To: ConorMacNessa
Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...I'm still iffy, but between naps.

It's a tad overcast, but sunny and melting. Glad your winter is over and you can get to your garden.

Growing anything besides beautiful flowers?

41 posted on 04/12/2012 7:15:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...how’s your sun?

Still looking to get close to 50 for the weekend, but still freezing at night. They are starting the street cleaning of the main roads. Dust is EVERYWHERE!


42 posted on 04/12/2012 7:22:56 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I will probably grow tomatoes and peppers again this season. It's all a question of how much cooperation I can get from the boys - just can't handle it myself at this stage. Even if I were in perfect health, I'm at work all day. The Toms and Peps need to be watered twice daily in the heat of summer - they can get incinerated in a single 100 degree afternoon. The roses and other ornamental plants I will of course keep going. I may need to replace a couple of plants this year - just noticed this evening that my French Tarragon is apparently not coming back. C'est la vie!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

43 posted on 04/12/2012 7:27:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))

Is your winter all gone? We still have several feet of snow left in the yard.


44 posted on 04/12/2012 7:30:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: beachn4fun

Thank you for the thread!!


45 posted on 04/12/2012 7:31:36 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Cpl. Jack Leslie Stanley, British Army, Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish), Died 8Apr2012 of Wounds Sustained in Afghanistan Feb2012






I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



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Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

46 posted on 04/12/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you Ma’am!


47 posted on 04/12/2012 7:35:07 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)). Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


48 posted on 04/12/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!





Missing Man Setting

Never Forget Those Who Sacrificed All That We Could Live In Freedom!!






Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

49 posted on 04/12/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Aloha Doc!

I've been following your progress and am rootin' for you. Try the treadmill but nothing will ever beat a walk in the park on a warm spring day.

Your hopes are my hopes, Brother.
50 posted on 04/12/2012 7:43:18 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...just hangin’ with some friends. LOL!

The snow is melting...hurrah!!

Have a great weekend.


51 posted on 04/12/2012 7:46:38 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

God rest the souls of our heroes around the world who have
sacrificed that we might be free...


52 posted on 04/12/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

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RIP

Cpl Jack Leslie Stanley, British Army
Queen's Royal Hussars (The Queen's Own and Royal Irish)


Flowers of the Forest – click

53 posted on 04/12/2012 7:50:42 PM PDT 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 night Owl! ((HUGS))

We've had sun intermittently for the past couple days, which is a boon to the spirit.

Not enough to coax Lonesome Plover back from Kona though. I'm beginning to think he has a lady friend and is spending a honeymoon there.
54 posted on 04/12/2012 7:51:07 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Good evening, MrZ...((HUGS))...Friday is getting here slowly.

How are your fur babies?


55 posted on 04/12/2012 7:56:10 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

56 posted on 04/12/2012 8:02:43 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: BIGLOOK

I wondered if he might find a lady friend, and maybe bring her home when the time comes.


57 posted on 04/12/2012 8:04:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Good evening, MrZ...((HUGS))...Friday is getting here slowly.

How are your fur babies?


58 posted on 04/12/2012 8:07:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK
Thanks, Biglook - I really appreciate that. I'm not going to be walking much outdoors until my balance improves to the point where I can throw away this walker. I'm still a fall risk - the knee is still weak and buckles if I step the wrong way. I've brought some exercise bands so that I can replicate the exercises from PT at home. Between that and the treadmill, I believe we can beat this problem.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

59 posted on 04/12/2012 8:11:57 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: beachn4fun

Good night and rest well, beachy...((HUGS))...take it easy and really rest on the morrow.


60 posted on 04/12/2012 8:14:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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