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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama ~ 29 MAY 2012
Serving The BEST Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 05/28/2012 5:59:41 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Fort Rucker is a U.S. Army post located mostly in Dale County, Alabama, United States. It was named for a Civil War officer, Confederate General Edmund Rucker. The post is the primary flight training base for Army Aviation and is home to the United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) and the United States Army Aviation Museum. Small sections of the post also lie in Coffee, Geneva, and Houston counties.

The main post has entrances from three bordering cities, Daleville, Ozark and Enterprise. In the years before the September 11, 2001 attacks, the main post (except airfields and other restricted areas) was an open post with unmanned gates allowing civilians to drive through.

The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence is the dominant military facility at Fort Rucker. Training, doctrine, and testing are all key parts of the Center's mission to develop Army Aviation's capabilities. All Army Aviation training has been undertaken at Fort Rucker since 1973, as well as training of US Air Force and ally helicopter pilots.

 The Center is home to the US Army Aviation Technical Test Center (ATTC), which conducts developmental aircraft testing for Army Aviation. The United States Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command's Test and Evaluation Coordination Office and TH-67 primary and instrument training are both located at Cairns Army Airfield.

Operational units on the post include the 1st Aviation Brigade and the 110th Aviation Brigade handling Army Aviation training, and the USAF 23d Flying Training Squadron for the training of Air Force helicopter pilots. Additionally, due to the large number of Warrant Officers stationed there, the Warrant Officer Career Center and the Warrant Officer Candidate School are located at Fort Rucker.

Learn More About Fort Rucker HERE!

The United States Army Aviation Museum, located in South-central Alabama at Fort Rucker, maintains a collection of over 160 military aircraft, including one of the largest collections of military helicopters in the world. Public galleries represent the Army's involvement in aviation from the beginning days of the Wright brothers and early combat aircraft from World War I, to the highly technological machines flown by Army Aviators today.

Visit The United States Army Aviation Museum HERE!

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: Kathy in Alaska
It bears repeating indeed! Especially in this time of turmoil - We must stand up for America now - it is under attack today as never before. The difference is, we now face an organized, militarized and potent domestic threat the likes of which we have never seen. And the media, academia, and the so-called conventional wisdom are its tools.



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)

51 posted on 05/28/2012 9:35:20 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: cll
Welcome to the Canteen, cll....we thank you for your service to our country.


52 posted on 05/28/2012 9:42:04 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening/morning, ML...((HUGS))...hope you and Linda had the day off and had some fun things to do after honoring our fallen heroes.


53 posted on 05/28/2012 9:50:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


54 posted on 05/28/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa
Agree....

Aloha Doc!

Not visiting the Wall today saved your sensensibilies, there was an unwelcome campaign performance there this morning that stained the granite of military souls. Besides you need to rest up and gather you strength so I'll have someone to lean on when we go together.
55 posted on 05/28/2012 10:09:04 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: LUV W; laurenmarlowe; 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, Ladies. Thanks for this morning's thread, Lauren. How's it going?

56 posted on 05/29/2012 1:56:40 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

BTTT


57 posted on 05/29/2012 1:57:27 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, E...((HUGS))...hope you and Bo had a good weekend. Any visitors?


58 posted on 05/29/2012 2:40:15 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: blackie; E.G.C.; Arrowhead1952; ConorMacNessa; Allegra; Mrs.Nooseman; beachn4fun; Jet Jaguar; ...



59 posted on 05/29/2012 2:44:30 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...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?


60 posted on 05/29/2012 2:52:26 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Tuesday Morning Coffee Bump.

Nope, no visitors. Yesterday was normal.

61 posted on 05/29/2012 3:34:15 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; txradioguy; ...

Good morning, Everyone.

Good morning to our

Thank you, lauren, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Morning sunshine
followed by isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.
Hot. High around 90F.
Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Chance of rain 30%.

~ Tonight...Scattered thunderstorms.
Low near 70F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of rain 50%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

What's with this heatwave already?
We were having a nice spring. Was loving
the 70s temp and low humidity.

Okay, back on schedule (sort of).

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.
We did. Strange, no picnic or family get-togethers though.
Hubby and I spent a couple days in Delaware.
Saw the beach for about 5 minutes but it was
wayyyyy to crowded for us.
Spent yesterday hanging around house watching movies.
Oldest granddaughter came over Sunday
and spent the night with us.
She'll soon be going off to college (sniffle...sniffle)

Today I'll be taking care of some household chores.

Time for me to make my rounds.
Need to catch up on pings and posts.
Please stay right where you are.

Now remember, the Canteen is

So, come on 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.


62 posted on 05/29/2012 3:50:41 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    16 WINS      32  LOSSES

 

 

The earthquake in Washington was obviously the government's fault.  
 

 



63 posted on 05/29/2012 4:10:20 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: beachn4fun; Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. It's finally primary day for Texas voters.





64 posted on 05/29/2012 4:40:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Tomkow6.

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach.

How's it going?

65 posted on 05/29/2012 4:50:00 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

It is raining and flooding around here so a lot of the Memorial Day Events had to be curtailed. (sigh)


66 posted on 05/29/2012 4:56:18 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Hm....do I blend enough to hide from work?
I don't wanna gooooooo this morning!
It's gonna be blistering hot today...101
and I'd like to stay out of the heat!
Oh, well...y'all have a great day!
(((hugs)))

67 posted on 05/29/2012 5:03:45 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W

BTTT


68 posted on 05/29/2012 5:14:19 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! (((hugs)))

Hope you had a very pleasant holiday and had time for reflection.

Is Bo’s nose doing better. Bet both of you are ready for a
romp at the lake! :)


69 posted on 05/29/2012 5:24:18 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning, dear ((HUGS))

UGH! We are hotter than you guys? Good thing I have work to do inside.

We should move up with Ma during these hot days ;)

Go vote the bastards out!!!!


70 posted on 05/29/2012 5:34:41 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

Doing some chores.

Howz it out your way?


71 posted on 05/29/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))

I see you...

LOL

Thanks for the latest picture of Piper. She sure is growing.

Don’t work too hard.


72 posted on 05/29/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

awww...thanks for the pics. Lovely galz.

Someone has some strong genes!

That little one has some intelligent eyes...kind of “knowing.” Will probably soak up everything!


73 posted on 05/29/2012 5:45:21 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: yarddog

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day, yarddog.

thank you for your service.

Rooker? That’s the southern twang. It’s like we would say “Staunton” (Staun-ton) and locals in Virginia pronounce it “Stanton”


74 posted on 05/29/2012 5:48:45 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: LUV W; beachn4fun; MEG33

Good morning ladies and (((HUGS))). We will be in the low 90s again today. It hit 95 here yesterday.


75 posted on 05/29/2012 5:50:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: beachn4fun; LUV W
It's going well here in Oklahoma. We had some storms move Through yesterday.

We didn't get much here in Comanche, (just some thunder and lightning but there was major damage from tennis ball sized hail in Lawton and Wichita Falls. Some power line were knocked down. There was also some car window damage and a communications tower was blown over.

More storms are in the forecast for today and tomorrow.

Bo's nose is doing much better. He's been cooperative with letting me put his nose ointment on his nose.

We may go out to the lake later today if the weather isn't too active.

76 posted on 05/29/2012 5:51:20 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska

A large part of WEB Griffin’s “Brotherhood of War” series takes place on Fort Rucker. Good books if you are into military fiction.


77 posted on 05/29/2012 5:54:32 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beachy!

*HUGS*

How are you doing this morning? Another hot one in DC Land!



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)

78 posted on 05/29/2012 6:03:10 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W
Good morning, Luv!

*HUGS*

Great to see you this morning!



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)

79 posted on 05/29/2012 6:05:10 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: easternsky

Good morning, easternsky

thank you for your service


80 posted on 05/29/2012 6:20:44 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: husky ed

Good morning, husky ed

thank you for sharing a piece of your brother’s service


81 posted on 05/29/2012 6:22:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: cll

Good morning, cll

thank you for your service


82 posted on 05/29/2012 6:24:16 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: Torahman

Good morning, Torahman

WOW! What a story. What are the odds of “a kid from Cleveland” finding you father and others? I’ll have to google this.

Thanks for sharing.


83 posted on 05/29/2012 6:28:19 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: jesseam

Good morning, jesseam

thank you for your service


84 posted on 05/29/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: beaglebabe

Good morning, beaglebabe

thank you for your family’s service


85 posted on 05/29/2012 6:34:07 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

Thank you for your service

just not up to it physically. I have never felt so weak in my adult life.

Has this been since you started PT?

86 posted on 05/29/2012 6:48:56 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: left that other site

Good morning, LTOS ((HUGS))

I heard you guys down south were having some rough weather. Hope all is well at your homestead


87 posted on 05/29/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning to you too.

It was an honor and a privilege to serve.


88 posted on 05/29/2012 7:05:37 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: HiJinx

Good morning, Jinxie ((HUGSS))

I finally made it through the thread. Saying hello and thank you for your service as I sign off for the day.


89 posted on 05/29/2012 7:06:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning, Ma ((HUGS))
Hope your Tuesday is terrific.
Signing off to go run some errands.
See ya tomorrow.


90 posted on 05/29/2012 7:10:33 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank YOU for honoring our vets, especially the fallen.

God Bless.


91 posted on 05/29/2012 7:11:01 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: PROCON

Good morning, Pro ((HUGS))
Hope your holiday weekend went well.
Off to go run some errands.
See ya tomorrow.


92 posted on 05/29/2012 7:13:36 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: beachn4fun
Just the last couple of days. I don't know what to attribute it to. If I don't improve in short order I guess I'll have to see the doctor.



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)

93 posted on 05/29/2012 7:21:46 AM 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

ACTUALLY, My Roof is leaking.


94 posted on 05/29/2012 8:08:41 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: tomkow6; LUV W; Kathy in Alaska; All

I just got my June TCM schedule apparently guess what they showing June 15 that Friday LOL!
15 Friday
8:00 PM est Gojira (1954)
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Dir: Inoshiro Honda Cast: Fuyuki Murakami , Momoko Kochi , Takashi Shimura .

Crap it not on my prevue guide OH WELL probably too early
BW-96 mins, TV-PG,


95 posted on 05/29/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: All

Apparently they doing film tribute to Godzilla daddy the dude directed him his Erich Von Sterirm director

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/484246%7C0/Directed-by-Ishiro-Honda-6-15.html


96 posted on 05/29/2012 1:27:23 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

She certainly is growing up. She’s 8 now, still in Karate, and is also enrolled in swim class with the City of Mesa.

We spent two hours Sunday evening batting and tossing a softball around while her Daddy played softball at the church picnic. She’s quite the little athlete!


97 posted on 05/29/2012 2:00:35 PM PDT by HiJinx
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To: ConorMacNessa
Just the last couple of days. I don't know what to attribute it to. If I don't improve in short order I guess I'll have to see the doctor.

Personally, I think you need to have your therapist stop what they are currently doing. Have you told them you are feeling worse? It sounds like they are doing something wrong. You should be getting better, not worse. Please speak up before they do more damage.

I'm telling mine next week. He's been stretching my spine trying to help relieve pain in hips but now my back aches more. No more work on my hips. Approved therapy ends next week, then I'm going to go to acupuncturist to see if she can relieve the pain in the spine area.

98 posted on 05/30/2012 5:12:53 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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To: beachn4fun
Good morning, Beachy!

*HUGS*

You may well be right. I will be going to PT tonight and will discuss it with my tech.



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)

99 posted on 05/30/2012 5:47:29 AM 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

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

Glad to hear that you will discuss this with your tech.
It’s your body and it’s telling you something. Good luck. Hope to hear you are on road to recovery soon.


100 posted on 05/30/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Memorial Day: Remember the fallen. Honor the living.)
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