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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Ted Williams ~ October 29, 2012
Serving | StarCMC

Posted on 10/28/2012 5:29:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

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~ Hall of Heroes ~

Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams

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Theodore Samuel "Ted" Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002) was an American professional baseball player and manager. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox (1939–1942 and 1946–1960). Williams was a two-time American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) winner, led the league in batting six times, and won the Triple Crown twice. A nineteen-time All-Star, he had a career batting average of .344, with 521 home runs, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Williams recorded a hit 34 percent of the time; he reached base an astounding 48 percent of the time.

Williams was the last player in Major League Baseball to bat over .400 in a single season (.406 in 1941). Williams holds the highest career batting average of anyone with 500 or more home runs. His career year was 1941, when he hit .406 with 37 HR, 120 RBI, and 135 runs scored. His .551 on base percentage set a record that stood for 61 years. Nicknamed "The Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper" and, because of his hitting prowess, "The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams's career was twice interrupted by service as a U.S. Marine Corps fighter-bomber pilot. An avid sport fisherman, he hosted a television program about fishing, and he was inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame.

Williams served as a naval aviator (a U.S. Marine Corps pilot) during World War II and the Korean War. He had been classified 3-A by Selective Service prior to the war, a dependency deferment because he was his mother's sole means of financial support. When his classification was changed to (1-A) following the American entry into World War II, Williams appealed to his local draft board. The draft board ruled that his draft status should not have been changed. He made a public statement that once he had built up his mother's trust fund, he intended to enlist. Even so, criticism in the media, including withdrawal of an endorsement contract by Quaker Oats, resulted in his enlistment in the Marine Corps on May 22, 1942.

Williams could have received an easy assignment and played baseball for the Navy or the Marine Corps. Instead, he decided to defend his country and he joined the V-5 program to become a Naval aviator. Williams was first sent to the Navy's Preliminary Ground School at Amherst College for six months of academic instruction in various subjects including math and navigation, where he achieved a 3.85 grade point average.

Williams's Red Sox teammate, Johnny Pesky, who went into the same aviation training program, said this about Williams: "He mastered intricate problems in fifteen minutes which took the average cadet an hour, and half of the other cadets there were college grads."

Pesky again described Williams's acumen in the advance training for which Pesky personally did not qualify: "I heard Ted literally tore the sleeve target to shreds with his angle dives. He'd shoot from wingovers, zooms, and barrel rolls, and after a few passes the sleeve was ribbons. At any rate, I know he broke the all-time record for hits." Ted went to Jacksonville for a course in aerial gunnery, the combat pilot's payoff test, and broke all the records in reflexes, coordination, and visual-reaction time. "From what I heard. Ted could make a plane and its six 'pianos' (machine guns) play like a symphony orchestra," Pesky says. "From what they said, his reflexes, coordination, and visual reaction made him a built-in part of the machine."

Williams completed pre-flight training in Athens, Georgia, his primary training at NAS Bunker Hill, Indiana, and his advanced flight training at NAS Pensacola. He received his pilot's wings and his commission in the U.S. Marine Corps on May 2, 1944.

Williams served as a flight instructor at the Naval Air Station Pensacola teaching young pilots to fly the complicated F4U Corsair fighter plane. Williams was in Pearl Harbor awaiting orders to join the Fleet in the Western Pacific when the War in the Pacific ended. He finished the war in Hawaii, and then he was released from active duty on January 12, 1946, but he did remain in the Marine Forces Reserves.

On May 1, 1952, at the age of 34, Williams was recalled to active duty for service in the Korean War. He had not flown any aircraft for about eight years but he turned down all offers to sit out the war in comfort as a member of a service baseball team. Nevertheless, Williams was somewhat resentful of being called up, which he admitted years later, particularly regarding the Navy's odd policy of calling up Inactive Reservists rather than members of the Active Reserve.

After eight weeks of refresher flight training and qualification in the F9F Panther jet fighter at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Williams was assigned to VMF-311, Marine Aircraft Group 33 (MAG-33), based at the K-3 airfield in Pohang, South Korea.

On February 16, 1953, Williams was part of a 35-plane air raid against a tank and infantry training school just south of Pyongyang, North Korea. During the mission a piece of flak knocked out his hydraulics and electrical systems, causing Williams to have to "limp" his plane back to K-13, a U.S. Air Force airfield close to the front lines. For his actions of this day he was awarded the Air Medal.

Williams stayed on K-13 for several days while his plane was being repaired. Because he was so popular, GIs and airmen from all around the base came to see him and his plane. After it was repaired, Williams flew his plane back to his Marine Corps airfield.

In Korea, Williams flew 39 combat missions before being withdrawn from flight status in June 1953 after a hospitalization for pneumonia. This resulted in the discovery of an inner ear infection that disqualified him from flight status. During the Korean War, Williams also served in the same Marine Corps unit with John Glenn, and in the last half of his missions, Williams was flying as Glenn's wingman.

While these absences in the Marine Corps, which took almost five years out of the heart of a great baseball career, significantly limited his career totals, he never publicly complained about the time devoted to service in the Marine Corps. His biographer Leigh Montville argued that Williams was not happy about being pressed into service in South Korea, but he did what he thought was his patriotic duty.

Williams had a strong respect for General Douglas MacArthur, referring to him as his "idol". For Williams' fortieth birthday, MacArthur sent him an oil painting of himself with the inscription "To Ted Williams - not only America's greatest baseball player, but a great American who served his country. Your friend, Douglas MacArthur. General U.S. Army."

In his last years, Williams suffered from cardiomyopathy. He had a pacemaker implanted in November 2000 and he underwent open-heart surgery in January 2001. After suffering a series of strokes and congestive heart failure, he died of cardiac arrest at the age of 83 in Citrus Hills, Florida, on July 5, 2002.

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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; ...


Good morning, Canteen.

Good morning to our

Military, our Allies, and their families.

THANK YOU for all you do.

Thank you, Star, for preparing the Canteen for today’s activities.
KUDOS and thank you go out to Ted Williams for his service and sacrifice.
Funny, I know next to nothing about professional
baseball players but guess I knew
the name Ted Williams.

DC Metroland weather report

~ Today...Showery rains containing strong gusty winds
and heavy downpours at times.
High 53F. Winds NW at 25 to 40 mph.
Rainfall over 2 inches expected.
Winds could occasionally gust over 60 mph.

~ Tonight...A wind driven heavy rain.
Low 43F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.
Rainfall expected to exceed 2 inches.
Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.

Everything is closed on the east coast.
So far we are getting mainly rain, some wind gusts.
But Sandy's eye hasn't reached us yet.
The worst of it will be tonight and tomorrow
and it may miss the Beachy homestead but bulls-eye on DC.
Which means a great possibility government will be closed again tomorrow.

I need to make my rounds
as I won't know when power will go out.
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.



51 posted on 10/29/2012 3:12:06 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

 

SAVE BIG BIRD!

 

 

My computer beat me at checkers, but I sure beat it at kickboxing.  
 

 



52 posted on 10/29/2012 4:09:08 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; Arrowhead1952; tomkow6; LUV W

We were at 30 degrees earlier..now 32...Brrrr


Happy Monday To The Canteen
(((HUGS)))

~Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country~

53 posted on 10/29/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

Good morning Meg ((HUGS))

Seems like forever since I saw you.

Hope all is well with you...besides the cold.


54 posted on 10/29/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: beachn4fun

Been puny lately. Nothing life threatening.
(((HUGS)))


55 posted on 10/29/2012 4:55:22 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: beachn4fun; tomkow6
Good morning, Tomkow6.

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach.

Keeping everyone along the East Coast in my thoughts and prayers. Everyone stay safe over there.

How's it going ffor you guys this morning?

56 posted on 10/29/2012 4:57:25 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning EG ((HUGS))

So far, so good in my area, mostly rain, and the wind is starting to pick up. Wind was intermittent earlier but becoming more constant.

Tonight will be the interesting part when Sandy comes ashore.

We are prepared.


57 posted on 10/29/2012 5:39:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Williams and Rogers Hornsby are the only two players to win the Triple Crown twice..yet in both his Tripel Crown seasons, Williams was NOT voted the MVP..mainly because thew Boston sportswriters hated him.

Just goes to show that Ted was decades ahead of the times in his loathing of the MSM..

BTW..if you haven't ever read it..Ted's book, "the Science of Hitting"..is awesome...You can likely find a used copy on Amazon..

58 posted on 10/29/2012 5:45:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Another reason to vote for Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will perform at the WH Christmas party)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...











Good morning to everyone at the Canteen. We have 43º here at home this morning. I think there are a few spots of frost on roofs in the area.





59 posted on 10/29/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good morning dear ((HUG))

Frost? Eek!


60 posted on 10/29/2012 6:23:17 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: beachn4fun
Morning Beachie!!

I sure hope you and the other east coast FReepers stay safe, what a storm!!

Rained here all weekend so I just stayed low and watched my favorite team lose :-(

New week's upon us and more rain on my end but very warm.

As usual, must fill up the 'ol coffee cup and hit it..

Stay safe!

61 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:27 AM PDT by PROCON (Liberty vs Tyranny, our vote in November.)
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To: PROCON

Good morning Pro ((HUGS))

Was thinking about you and rain while watching Twilight in prep for the final Breaking Dawn.

We are cool and wet and hunkered down. Tonight and in the morning will be interesting.

Hope your Monday is marvelous.


62 posted on 10/29/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you too. There have been a lot of ducks, geese and cranes headed south the past few days.


63 posted on 10/29/2012 6:41:55 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: y'all; beachn4fun; ConorMacNessa; GodBlessUSA; Arrowhead1952; E.G.C.; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Goood Monday Morning, Early Birds!
I'm off so it really IS good!:)
Prayers for all of you
on the East coast in Sandy's path!
Hope you stay high and dry and safe!
Check in so we know you are! :)
((((hugs))))

64 posted on 10/29/2012 6:52:24 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: beachn4fun




Good morning, Beachy!

***HUGS***



How are you doing this morning? My Office is closed today due to the weather. I assume it will be closed again tomorrow. Wind is picking up here in Laurel – this could get interesting!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

65 posted on 10/29/2012 7:04:22 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))

Hunkered down, watching shows and weather channel.


66 posted on 10/29/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: eyedigress
Lou Gehrig was an outstanding slugger and an admirable man. He acted with grace, dignity and courage in the face of a dread disease.

"Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth."



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

67 posted on 10/29/2012 7:11:47 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: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




Good Morning To Our Valiant Troops, To Our Vets, To Our Families, Our FRiends, Our Allies And To All Canteen Denizens!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe, especially those in combat!

Reveille
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May The Lord Protect And Uphold Our Troops In Their Vital Mission!

May He Keep Safe Their Families During Their Time Of Separation!

May He Preserve And Uphold The American Nation In This Time Of Adversity!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

68 posted on 10/29/2012 7:14:56 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 night owl ((HUGS))

Starting to get pretty windy here. I’m expecting the tv reception to go any minute...the negative thing about having a dish.

Going to sign off for the day. I expect we’ll be home tomorrow too.

Have a good Monday.


69 posted on 10/29/2012 7:17:59 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


70 posted on 10/29/2012 7:30:59 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: LUV W




Good morning, Luv!

***HUGS***



How are you doing this morning? We’ve battened down the hatches here – storm is picking up!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

71 posted on 10/29/2012 7:33:23 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

Howdy, Beachy! (((hugs)))

Thanks for checking in. Stay home and stay safe! I hope it doesn’t cause any damage for you!

Batten down!!


72 posted on 10/29/2012 7:36:25 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: E.G.C.

Howdy, EGC! (((hugs)))

It’s going well here in W. Texas! We have bright sun and cool temps!

Hope you and Bo are doing well...and that you had a chance to get out to the lake for a romp over the weekend! :)


73 posted on 10/29/2012 7:38:32 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Morning Navy Bro, hope you stay safe.

Keep us posted!

74 posted on 10/29/2012 7:45:56 AM PDT by PROCON (Liberty vs Tyranny, our vote in November.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

G’mornin’ Conor! (((hugs)))

Love me a W Texas sunrise! Hope you are at home!...and that you stay safe and dry and have no damage at your place!


75 posted on 10/29/2012 7:51:03 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: PROCON
Good morning, Army Bro! It's been ages - how have you been doing?



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

76 posted on 10/29/2012 8:12:45 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 and (((HUGS))) to you too. Pup loved her walk in the cooler weather.


77 posted on 10/29/2012 8:31:48 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: beachn4fun

2nd try.....what is it with FR and me. GRRRR!!

STAY SAFE, beachy!! ((HUGS))


78 posted on 10/29/2012 11:43:48 AM 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
Good afternoon, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Not fit for man nor beast out here! Winds have already gotten so high that I had to take the Flag down. Office closed today and tomorrow. This storm appears to be the genuine article!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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 10/29/2012 1:07:00 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

A few years ago I actually met a man who attended aviator school with Ted Williams. I really am not at liberty to discuss the subject at all. Even mentioning this here is probably something that I might have decided wrong about. That other fellow was amazing himself though. He knew a lot of well known people and he shared a few insights and tales with me.

This guy himself was not very imposing. Ordinary height and weight and just a regular guy until you learned more of him.

I consider myself honored to have met and known him even if it was just a little bit. So many others did also what Ted Williams did in the military but most names we will never know.

Great thread.


80 posted on 10/29/2012 1:39:05 PM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; Arrowhead1952; PROCON; All

Checking in with update from Beachy homestead.

The winds have really picked up here, it’s really cold and wet. so far we haven’t lost power other than a brief flicker.

Our poor granddoggie does not want to go out in it. We have to figure a way to get her out before dark.

Crazy - snow in mountains of VA/WVA, homes damaged along the coast, flooding, power lines down as far north as VT.

It’ll be an interesting night. Glad offices closed again tomorrow.


81 posted on 10/29/2012 2:14:47 PM PDT by beachn4fun (How long will the world allow terrorism to be the answer to the problem? ~ pH)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

A Marine colonel on his way home from work at the Pentagon came to a dead halt in traffic and thought to himself, “Wow, this traffic seems worse than usual. Nothing’s even moving.”
He notices a police officer walking back and forth between the lines of cars so he rolls down his window and asks, “Excuse me, Officer, what’s the hold up?”
The Officer replies, “The President is just so depressed about losing the election he stopped his motorcade in the middle of the Beltway and he’s threatening to douse himself in gasoline and set himself on fire. He says America hates him and his campaign is broke. I’m walking around taking up a collection for him.”
“Oh really? How much have you collected so far?”
“About three hundred gallons, but I’ve got a lot of folks still siphoning!”


82 posted on 10/29/2012 4:06:52 PM PDT by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: ConorMacNessa

Trying again...and still...

Everything battened down and supplies in? Generator gassed and ready?

Your offices closed today? Work from home?

STAY SAFE!!!

*HUGS*


83 posted on 10/29/2012 4:26:36 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
We don't have a generator. Office is closed today and tomorrow and we can't work remotely on this project. I just hope they let us make up the hours on Saturday and Sunday.

I was just out to pick up #3 son from work - it has gotten intense out there! Roads are just about deserted and most businesses are closed. Heavy rain and high winds - gusting to 47 mph at this time.

I'm in for the duration - can't think of anything important enough to make me leave the house.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

84 posted on 10/29/2012 4:37:34 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; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




Good Evening To Our Valiant Troops, To Our Vets, To Our Families, Our FRiends, Our Allies And To All Canteen Denizens!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe, especially those in combat!



Evening Colors
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May The Lord Protect And Uphold Our Troops In Their Vital Mission!

May He Keep Safe Their Families During Their Time Of Separation!

May He Preserve And Uphold The American Nation In This Time Of Adversity!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

85 posted on 10/29/2012 4:39:12 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: TMSuchman
Outstanding! I just sent it out to my posse!

Semper Fi, Brother!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

86 posted on 10/29/2012 4:46:39 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

Do whatever you must to stay safe, Doc. You do have power still?


87 posted on 10/29/2012 5:10:59 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (7 days, a hook and a wake up.)
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To: beachn4fun

I’m glad you are home and don’t have to go out into the raging storm tomorrow. Thanks for the update! (((hugs)))


88 posted on 10/29/2012 5:31:20 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: BIGLOOK
Aloha, Biglook! We are battened down here - dry and tight. This is good because the winds are rising to the point where driving would be very dangerous. Everything is closed now - tomorrow should be the worst day. My office is closed until at least Wednesday.

We still have power - we've been extremely lucky in that regard over the years. Have only lost power a couple of times, and then it was because of some drunk driver ramming a power pole.

Resting, enjoying a nice Chardonnay - life is good!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

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)

89 posted on 10/29/2012 5:50:55 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

Last Post

RIP

Cpl David O'Connor, Royal Marine Commando
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90 posted on 10/31/2012 10:16:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: morphing libertarian

As I can only seem to get on FR at night, still trying to catch up....

Welcome to the Canteen, morphing....thanks for sharing your great story about Ted Williams.


91 posted on 10/31/2012 10:32:15 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

thanx for the thread!


92 posted on 11/01/2012 12:29:57 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Radix

Still trying to catch up....major trouble getting on FR for a couple weeks now.

It is always fun meeting new and interesting people.

How did you manage during the huge storm? All is well with you and yours? ((HUGS))


93 posted on 11/03/2012 3:02:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MEG33
Trying still to catch up......

Hope you are feeling less puny by now.


94 posted on 11/03/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ken5050

Still catching up....

Thanks, ken, for the additional info about Ted Williams.

Very sad that he DIDN’T win an MVP....but does the msm surprise us about their unfairness in all things?


95 posted on 11/03/2012 3:44:50 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

(((HUGS)))


96 posted on 11/03/2012 4:40:23 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: TMSuchman

Still catching up......

Where can I contribute?


97 posted on 11/04/2012 3:50:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: eyedigress
Still catching up....

Thanks, unique, for the kitty.

eye.....#50!!


98 posted on 11/04/2012 4:13:34 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: eyedigress
Still catching up....

Thanks, unique, for the kitty.

eye.....#50!!


99 posted on 11/04/2012 4:16:18 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

Thanks Kathy, I’ve been so busy I didn’t even notice. :^)

Happy Thanksgiving way ahead of time. No telling where I’ll be.

Mike


100 posted on 11/04/2012 4:22:44 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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