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FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012!! ~ 22 November 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 11/21/2012 5:59:50 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska


 
~ Happy Thanksgiving 2012 ~

GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE.

 

 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation


Washington, D.C.
October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States of America.

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consiousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People.

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln




 

 



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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your parents, too, Kathy!

I will be making biscuits in the morning and then we’ll go
out for dinner. It’ll be good!

...and a nap of course! :)


51 posted on 11/21/2012 8:06:09 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: MEG33
Good Evening before Thanksgiving, Meg...((HUGS))

Dining with friends and family?


52 posted on 11/21/2012 8:08:00 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; All

We are invisible. The silent minority. The chosen few, handpicked not by our peers but by ourselves. We stand in harm’s way of our own volition, motivated by the desire to right the wrongs, defend the defenseless, to hold the line against disorder and chaos. We have no need for compensation, our rewards will not come in this life. When our final moment is upon us, as the last warm breath escapes our lungs, we will know that we were just. As we lay, our eyes staring to the heavens our comfort will be in our honor. Our end is not an end, never final, never permanent. We will remain to guide those that follow. We will speak to them in unheard voices. We are immortal. Our spirit lives on through our deeds because we know that words without action mean nothing. We are sheepdogs, now and forever.


53 posted on 11/21/2012 8:19:14 PM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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To: left that other site

Classy spirits! :)


54 posted on 11/21/2012 8:24:37 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and Happy Thanksgiving. ((HUGS))

Have a safe trip and wonderful dinner with the in-laws.

Thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


55 posted on 11/21/2012 8:30:54 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

I see “jamming” in your future. Enjoy!

Did you have good students today?


56 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:10 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

Classy is Good. :-)


57 posted on 11/21/2012 8:35:13 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Yes indeed.

One of the ‘prodigies” has moved to Monday, so it is not quite the same line-up.


58 posted on 11/21/2012 8:37:07 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Very warmest wishes to all canteeners for a blessed thanksgiving. Much love from my winter home this year in OKC. With my brother n wife


59 posted on 11/21/2012 8:37:20 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

(((HUGS)))...lovely thread and graphic, Kathy.
Yes!I am at my daughter’s, niece is here, son and family coming tomorrow.
Daughter making pies now and I just finished a fruit salad.
I am a pampered guest..letting the younger ones do the heavy duty..
;o)
Blessings to you and yours.


60 posted on 11/21/2012 8:39:06 PM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: left that other site
Sure is!!


61 posted on 11/21/2012 8:43:41 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...
Sour Cream Coffee Cake

1 package yellow cake mix (or lemon)
1 package lemon instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Wesson Oil or vegetable oil
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar

Mix cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and milk together and beat for 5 to 8 minutes (at least). Pour half of the batter into a Bundt or Angel food cake pan (greased and floured). Mix together 2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 cup sugar together and sprinkle half of this mixture on the batter in the pan. Pour the remaining batter on top and sprinkle remaining cinnamon and sugar mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes cool for 10 minutes.

62 posted on 11/21/2012 8:44:29 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

*****clink*****

:-)


63 posted on 11/21/2012 8:47:40 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Prayers of peace continue for your friend and her brother. Going to be a rough Thanksgiving.

Thankful that she has you there for her.


64 posted on 11/21/2012 8:47:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; All


The Grey-Haired Brigade



They like to refer to us as senior citizens, old fogies, geezers, and in some cases dinosaurs. Some of us are "Baby Boomers" getting ready to retire. Others have been retired for some time. We walk a little slower these days and our eyes and hearing are not what they once were. We have worked hard, raised our children, worshiped our God and grown old together. Yes, we are the ones some refer to as being over the hill, and that is probably true. But before writing us off completely, there are a few things that need to be taken into consideration.

In school we studied English, history, math, and science which enabled us to lead America into the technological age. Most of us remember what outhouses were, many of us with firsthand experience. We remember the days of telephone party-lines, 25 cent gasoline, and milk and ice being delivered to our homes. For those of you who don't know what an icebox is, today they are electric and referred to as refrigerators. A few even remember when cars were started with a crank. Yes, we lived those days.

We are probably considered old fashioned and out-dated by many. But there are a few things you need to remember before completely writing us off. We won World War II, fought in Korea and Viet Nam . We can quote The Pledge of Allegiance, and know where to place our hand while doing so. We wore the uniform of our country with pride and lost many friends on the battlefield. We didn't fight for the Socialist States of America , we fought for the "Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave." We wore different uniforms but carried the same flag. We know the words to the Star Spangled Banner, America, and America the Beautiful by heart, and you may even see some tears running down our cheeks as we sing. We have lived what many of you have only read about in history books and we feel no obligation to apologize to anyone for America.

Yes, we are old and slow these days but rest assured, we have at least one good fight left in us. We have loved this country, fought for it, and died for it, and now we are going to save it. It is our country and nobody is going to take it away from us. We took oaths to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and that is an oath we plan to keep. There are those who want to destroy this land we love but, like our founders, there is no way we are going to remain silent.

It was mostly the young people of this nation who elected Obama and the Democratic Congress. You fell for the "Hope and Change" which in reality was nothing but "Hype and Lies." You have tasted socialism and seen evil face to face, and have found you don't like it after all. You make a lot of noise, but most are all too interested in their careers or "Climbing the Social Ladder" to be involved in such mundane things as patriotism and voting. Many of those who fell for the "Great Lie" in 2008 are now having buyer's remorse. With all the education we gave you, you didn't have sense enough to see through the lies and instead drank the 'Kool-Aid.' Now you're paying the price and complaining about it. No jobs, lost mortgages, higher taxes, and less freedom. This is what you voted for and this is what you got. We entrusted you with the Torch of Liberty and you traded it for a paycheck and a fancy house.

Well, don't worry youngsters, the Grey-Haired Brigade is here, and in 2012 we are going to take back our nation. We may drive a little slower than you would like but we get where we're going, and in 2012 we're going to the polls by the millions. This land does not belong to the man in the Gold House nor to the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. It belongs to "We the People" and "We the People" plan to reclaim our land and our freedom. We hope this time you will do a better job of preserving it and passing it along to our grandchildren. So the next time you have the chance to say the Pledge of Allegiance, Stand up, put your hand over your heart, honor our country, and thank God for the old geezers of the "Grey-Haired Brigade."

Author, Anon. Grey-Haired Brigade Member

Footnote:

This is spot on. I am another Grey-Haired Geezer signing on. I will circulate this to other Grey-Haired Geezers all over this once great county. Can you feel the ground shaking??? It's not an earthquake, it is a STAMPEDE.

"In God We Trust"



Happy Moments, Praise God.
Difficult Moments, Seek God.
Quiet Moments, Worship God.
Painful Moments, Trust God.
Every Moment, Thank God.









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 11/21/2012 8:50:10 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






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


66 posted on 11/21/2012 8:53:51 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Arrowhead1952

Spoiling will come...and sending them home IS the neat part. d:o)


67 posted on 11/21/2012 8:56:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good evening, Mooch...will you be having turkey? Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Did you escape damage from Sandy? Lose power?


68 posted on 11/21/2012 9:01:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat
Sounds good Sandy!

This dish is soooo good as well!

Julia Child's Baked Spinach

69 posted on 11/21/2012 9:02:06 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: LUV W

Happy Thanksgiving!

70 posted on 11/21/2012 9:03:47 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AZamericonnie

The Sour Cream Coffee Cake is great and perfect for that special breakfast.


71 posted on 11/21/2012 9:15:37 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Liberty Valance

Greetings and Salutations, Liberty...Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Turkey at home? Traveling? Enjoy!


72 posted on 11/21/2012 9:19:01 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Mmmmmm...now that sounds really good, Sandy! Are you making one for tomorrow?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)


73 posted on 11/21/2012 9:23:18 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: TMSuchman

Happy Thanksgiving, TMS...will you be with family? Some turkey?

Are you settled in Arizona now?

((HUGS))


74 posted on 11/21/2012 9:24:37 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: AZamericonnie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uqBTzfcIk4&feature=related
Walk Away Renee - The left Banke


75 posted on 11/21/2012 9:25:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XyTpENuoCI
Joe Walsh - Life’s Been Good


76 posted on 11/21/2012 9:29:25 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LUV W

It’s already made, waiting for the breakfast cut to watch the Thanksgivung parade on TV.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! :)


77 posted on 11/21/2012 9:32:42 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DollyCali
Good Eve of Thanksgiving, Dolly...((HUGS))
...enjoy your time with your brother and his wife.


78 posted on 11/21/2012 9:40:19 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Liberty Valance

Couldn’t view that one, I’m on an iPad, it wasn’t HTML5. Too bad, nice song.

Here’s a nice one, from the television show “Shindig” in 1965. To think that they formed the basis of Led Zeppelin. It was a tremendously influential group in that time and place.

The Yardbirds - “Heart Full Of Soul”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W-VehwX_ik


79 posted on 11/21/2012 9:45:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...Sour Cream Coffee Cake looks yummy!

Happy Thanksgiving! How many at your table?


80 posted on 11/21/2012 9:50:16 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

AMEN!!! God bless & keep you all safe!! Thank you for your service brave men & women!


81 posted on 11/21/2012 9:53:01 PM PST by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

We’ll be having another Great Family Gathering with lots of food. Made two pies today.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all at The Canteen.


82 posted on 11/21/2012 9:54:42 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: ConorMacNessa; All




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



The Star Spangled Banner – Verse Four
(Click)


Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Please let me know by Freepmail if you would like
to get on or off my music pinglist









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)

83 posted on 11/21/2012 9:55:41 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

Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...

Happy Thanksgiving! 5 adults and both grandchildren at the table.


84 posted on 11/21/2012 10:01:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Snoopy -vs- The Red Baron

85 posted on 11/21/2012 10:03:33 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute to Our Troops.

Hope your sinuseseses have returned to normal and are no longer giving your fits. ((HUGS))


86 posted on 11/21/2012 10:04:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: RegulatorCountry

Happy Thanksgiving, Regulator.

Having turkey with family and/or friends? Going out?

Enjoy!


87 posted on 11/21/2012 10:34:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ASouthernGrl

Welcome to the Canteen, ASouthernGrl....thanks for helping thank and honor our troops.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Turkey for you?


88 posted on 11/21/2012 10:45:46 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; LUV W; mylife; HiJinx; BIGLOOK; Old Sarge; NYTexan; yorkie; StarCMC; ...

89 posted on 11/21/2012 10:47:08 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Publius

Good evening Professor!
(Returning gentle hug and chaste smooch.)
It’s been a tough week, but I am hanging in there.
Tomorrow, I will listen to the classical music that you chose.
Thank you for that!
;0)


90 posted on 11/21/2012 10:49:56 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Driving up to the country to my mom’s tomorrow. About an hour, not too far. Should be nice, weather’s been pretty, no busy roads just two lane back roads through hilly countryside to the foot of the mountains.

I’ve got another Yardbirds YouTube, this one is the studio version of “For Your Love” set to what looks like a period video. The video itself is sort of silly but I can’t look away, those are some trippy white people all decked out in “Mad Men” attire, lol.

The Yardbirds - “For Your Love”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KobKmnz31lI


91 posted on 11/21/2012 10:54:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SandRat

And both grands....lots of love and fun at the SR house for Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful day!!


92 posted on 11/21/2012 11:02:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Very nice listening music, Publius...thanks!


93 posted on 11/21/2012 11:03:25 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; All; everyone

A blessed Thanksgiving to you Kathy, to all our troops and troop supporters, our canteeners and lurkers.

May God bless you all.

~

A Thanksgiving Celebration
http://www.truthusa.com/ThanksGIVING.html


94 posted on 11/22/2012 12:06:07 AM PST by Cindy
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To: Liberty Valance

I love Snoopy and The Red Baron.....fun song.


95 posted on 11/22/2012 12:15:07 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Cindy
Good morning, Cindy, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Do you have snow for turkey day? Cooking a turkey or ???

Thanks for the link. God Bless you good.


96 posted on 11/22/2012 12:28:17 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

Remarkably my neighborhood, which was inland, was unaffected. We were, in fact, kind of an oasis. Other than some fallen trees (and my loss of internet for a few hours) there was little damage — and no loss of power. If I live to be 120 I will never again take things like gas, water, or heat for granted. So many people lost their homes, if not their lives.

During the storm, though, it was terrifying to hear the windows rattle. I was unable to go to work in Manhattan for a week, since the area of my workplace was without power (though no damage to buildings). Here again, I was lucky that my company paid for my “accidental vacation”; so many people lost their livelihoods. (During my exile in Brooklyn I even managed to catch up on some freelance.)

I had a girl staying with me for a few days, since her parents’ home was without power. I also gave money to the various Jewish communities that suffered extensive loss or damage. I really wish I could do more. If I didn’t already have people living with me I would have taken in a family.

This Thanksgiving I am counting all my blessings.


97 posted on 11/22/2012 12:31:07 AM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Have a wonderful day, Connie. *hugs*


98 posted on 11/22/2012 12:33:33 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

WOW, Mooch...so glad to hear that you were relatively unaffected. Very nice that you were able to take someone in and provide a safe haven.


99 posted on 11/22/2012 1:09:20 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; ...



100 posted on 11/22/2012 1:15:17 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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