Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops ~ 10 October 2013
Posted on 10/09/2013 6:01:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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Howdy, Early Bird! (((hugs)))
I hope you can enjoy as much of it as possible! You’ve earned it! :)
Good morning LUV and (((HUGS))). Just finished my walk. It was almost too cool for shorts.
Good Morning Everyone.Kathy gave me her cold and my husband too.Two year old grandson called 911 on the phone by just pushing a lot of numbers.Police knocked on the door while we were having breakfast.We said we didn’t call and in comes running Baby G.say Hi-Hi-Hi.We all started laughing.Mystery sovled.Coastal storm with Gail force winds down the shore.Rainy day here.
Good morning Fatima and (((HUGS))). Hope you get over the cold. We have a chance for more rain in Texas this weekend!!
This works pretty well.
And now is the time to buy stock in kleenex!!!
I can't wait for the weekend. The boss left today for 2 weeks plus a couple days vacation in Georgia/The Carolinas (I don't know which one). We are still buried with work, something goes wrong in the system every week (it won't post right now, which means we can do nothing regarding checks...they did print yesterday), and someone has been sick every day for weeks. The coughing is getting really old!!
Enjoy your long weekend.
Good afternoon, E...((HUGS))...hope you and Bo are enjoying your Thursday.
I went to bed early as I’m still not feeling all that terrific.
I should have just stayed up...couldn’t sleep. d:o(
I missed breakfast!
Getting ready to take Bo out to the lake. The city is going to shut the power off either in an hour or a half or tomorrow to switch back to the new transformer.
They're going to use both the old and new transformers to power the city. This way if the new one breaks down again like it did last week, the old one can take over.
They're going to repair the old one so that it can run for a long time.
The outage is slated for 4 PM today or tomorrow. Shouldn't last more than 4-5 hours barring any complications. We'll see how things work out.
A little airport humor........
Tower: “Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o’clock, 6 miles!”
Delta 351: “Give us another hint! We have digital watches!”
Tower: “TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees.”
TWA 2341: “Center, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?”
Tower: “Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?”
A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked, “What was your last known position?”
Student: “When I was number one for takeoff.”
A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower noted:
“American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport.”
Enjoy the lake!!
Good luck with your transformers.
I remembered to add you back on my list at work...I post from here every week night.
That looks wonderful! Thanks for setting a place for me.
A VISITOR FROM THE PAST
by Thelen Paulk
I had a dream the other night, I didn’t understand.
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by the bed,
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low, he said:
“We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny,
For future generations, this legacy we gave,
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
“The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you’d always keep.
But tyrants labored endlessly, while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you’re no more
than a slave,
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
“You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent,
Although you have no voice in choosing how the money’s spent.”
“Your children must attend a school that doesn’t educate.
Your Christian values can’t be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.”
“Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our nation turn from God in shame,
You’ve taken Satan’s number, as you’ve traded in your name.”
“You’ve given government control to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm,
And keep the country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.”
“Your public servants don’t uphold the solemn oath they’ve sworn.
Your daughters visit doctors so their children won’t be born.
Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people’s wars.”
“Can you regain freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don’t you have the courage or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you’ll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children to live in fear and be a slave?”
“Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our great republic and each God-given right,
And pray to God to keep the torch of freedom burning bright!”
As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from which he came.
His words were true, we are not free. We have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants trample each God-given right,
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.
If he stood by your bedside, in a dream while you’re asleep,
And wondered what remains of our rights he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave?
Is this still the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave?
Thanks to Thelen Paulk for “A Visitor From The Past”.
Thanks, unique, for the troops.
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