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Operation Infinite FReep, Fresno Support our Troops Rally 3-29-02
Posted on 03/30/2002 1:06:39 AM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
There were twenty Patriots and FReepers at tonight's (or should I say last night's?) "Support Our Troops Rally" in Fresno, California. I would estimate that there were an equal number of peaceniks across the street from us. I am not sure how warm it was during the rally tonight, but it was a very spring-like eighty-two degrees here today!
The response that we got from those driving by tonight was just unbelievable at times! It's such fun FReeping when you have eighty percent or more of the population on our side of the issue. The peaceniks stayed on their side of the street tonight so there weren't any confrontations. However, after the other side had punched their time cards at precisely 6:30 ( I swear they pay these people to stand out there each week!), two police officers approached our group and asked us if we would leave FReeper Island and congretate on the street corner. He said that they had gotten a call from someone who had driven by, concerned about our safety and well being. We wondered if it were one of the peaceniks who was so "concerned" about our welfare. Once we retreated to the corner like we were asked, the number of people driving through the intersection that spotted us was greatly reduced. **sigh** Oh well.
After the FReep, almost all of us went to dinner at Di Ciccios (sp?) and had a wonderful time! Those FReepers who were able to attend tonight were:
- Jim, Chris, and Sheila Robinson
- Mama_Bear, Jkphoto, their son and daughter-in-law, and their two grandsons
To all of the FReepers who were able to attend tonight, it was good to see you and thanks for coming! To those who couldn't make it, we missed you and hope you can join us next Friday night!
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Mama_Bear, her son and daughter-in-law, and her two grandsons:
Mama_Bear and ZDaphne:
Syncro and JustAmy:
Syncro on the left:
A little patriotic Woody doll that Syncro brought with him:
Ann: (Thanks for the cookies, Ann. They were great!)
Mama-Bear and Jkphoto's two adorable grandsons!:
One of Mama-Bear's grandsons:
Chris and Jim Robinson:
To: Jim Robinson;JustAmy;senorita;goodieD;gracie1;chadsworth;ppaul;NotJustAnotherPrettyFace;carlo3b...
If any of the rest of you FReepers who attended have anything to add to my post, please feel free to do so!
If anyone wants to be added to or deleted from my ping list, please let me know!
To: mtngrl@vrwc,Jim Robinson,Syncro,JustAmy,Senorita,Mama_Bear, Jkphoto,ZDaphne
Happy Easter Fresno FReepers
May God Always Smile upon you All
Syncro, thanks so much for attending tonight's FReep! We appreciate the effort you made to drive all of the way to Fresno! Thanks for your "grate" ideas for signs and for bringing Woody along! We had a wonderful time tonight, didn't we?
Yep, we had a grate time! Really emjoyed the FReep and the dinner!
Here are some photos that syncro took:
To: Jim Robinson
Dude! What happened to FRee Republic? Where did the Breaking News section disappear to?
I don't know, but I think I can show you how to get it back. Click on "topics" up at the top of the page, scroll down until you see the "Breaking News" topic. Click on it. The click on "Subscribe to this topic" which you should see down in the left hand column. You can "subscribe" to any of the topics on the topic lists for the various forums and they will show up in your side bars.
BTTT for Fresno FReepers - thanks again for hanging in there for our great country and her military service men and women.
posted on 03/30/2002 1:45:53 AM PST
To: mtngrl@vrwc; Jim Robinson; Mama_Bear; JKphoto; JustAmy; ALL
I just love
you all!! One surgery coming up on Thursday morning (prayers welcome!), recovery, and another probably sometime this fall, more recovery, and then watch out! I'm checking on flights! You may meet both Bob and me, if Bob can find someone to care for his mother, or it may be just me, but I'm "goin' West," as they say! I've never been west of Iowa (pitiful, huh?), and it's high time I changed that! (I have friends in Albuquerque too, so I may double the fun, as long as I'm in the neighborhood! *VBG*)
God love ya!!
posted on 03/30/2002 2:27:02 AM PST
I tried teasing the policeman who told us to come off the island by asking him if I could take a picture to show everyone who ran us off our island and he just answered 'No!' If he had said yes, I would have had to call you, my image card was full. Oh well, we didn't offer him any cookies either.
posted on 03/30/2002 5:14:38 AM PST
Happy Easter to you Tonk. What a glorious day!! Thanks for all you do for our troops! You are a treasure.
God Bless and Protect our Military!
God Bless America!
posted on 03/30/2002 5:17:15 AM PST
To: JustAmy; mtngrl@vrwc; Jim Robinson; Syncro; senorita; jkphoto; ST.LOUIE1; Snow Bunny; Billie
Here are some of our photos from last night.
Was grate to see you Syncro, please come back again. :-)
Click HERE for more rally photos.
Wow! You stayed up so late to post these pictures! Thank you. It was great meeting some more Freepers last night. Also enjoyed having dinner with everyone. Good company, good food, good people.
posted on 03/30/2002 8:00:47 AM PST
To: mtngrl@vrwc; Syncro
Uh-oh...Fresno's been Syncro-nized again! ;)
Good work all...same to you too, Woody!
To: CounterCounterCulture; Mama_Bear; mtngrl@vrwc; ZDaphne; Jim Robinson; All
Happy Easter to everyone and especially to any of our military checking in!!! Wish you could all be in Fresno today; beautiful weather after of wonderful evening of FReeping with FRiends!
Here are my pictures from last night (I failed to get a picture of Jerry Duncan ... next time I will succeed.) Jerry stopped by and left us some signs last night and hopes to join us in a few weeks.
This is Mama_Bear and jkphoto's son and their daughter-in-law is holding the Fashion Furniture sign.
And their grandsons
ZDaphne and Mama_Bear
Jim trying to hide some Fresno graffiti.
Sheila loves to have her picture taken. LOL
Friend Ann .... thanks for coming out and bringing cookies every Friday!
Hope everyone can make it next Friday. See you then.
posted on 03/30/2002 10:07:51 AM PST
more recovery, and then watch out! I'm checking on flights! You may meet both Bob and me,
That would be wonderful! I hope someday you will be able to come out and rally with the FResno group. We would love to meet you. :-)
To: JustAmy; Jim Robinson; Syncro; Dr. Zoo
This is Mama_Bear's son, so you can quit refering to me as such. :-)
Nice to meet you all and display our love for this fine country of ours.
Yes...I'm a Libertarian.
To: CA Libertarian
Hey it's great to greet you as a fellow freeper; now you get added to my bump list. LOL
posted on 03/30/2002 5:51:52 PM PST
The Few . . . The Proud . . . .The Fresno FReepers !!
To: CA Libertarian
Hay guy...it was grate to meet you and your lovely wife and those two FANTASTIC FReepin' boys last week...
Keep up the conservative libertarie-ing...for saving out country from the commies...
posted on 04/05/2002 3:10:54 PM PST
To: Mama_Bear;JustAmy; mtngrl@vrwc; Jim Robinson; senorita; jkphoto;
It was grate joining all of you fantastic patriots last Friday...Me and Woody had a good time.
Thanks mtngrl and Mama_Bear and Amy for the pictures...and thanks Jim for posting the ones I took.
It's neat to see all the kids showing up, I brought my 6 yr old grandson (he wanted to help fight the commies with his wooden sword) but his Grate-Grandma wanted him there in time for dinner...some people just don't get "priorities"...LOL
I bean away from the 'put4er so long I almost forgtot how to typo...
Havr another good session tonite...I am sure you will.
posted on 04/05/2002 3:20:06 PM PST
To: CounterCounterCulture; Cool Guy
Hay triple see...you and sthe cool one need to make it down to Fresno some time...maybe I can pick you 2 up or...hay Cool Guy...ready for another convoy?????...LOL
I dont know who paid for my dinner, I snuck out the bathroom window...
posted on 04/05/2002 3:23:16 PM PST
To: Syncro; JustAmy; jkphoto; CA Libertarian
CA Libertarian probably won't get your pings, he rarely logs on, but I will be sure to pass your message on to him, Syncro.
Next time he comes down this way on a Friday, I will be sure to bring him with us again. He enjoyed the rally and meeting all of you (and that GREAT dinner at DiCicco's). :-)
To: Mama_Bear; Syncro; Jim Robinson
What wonderful pictures... I appreciate each and every one of you! Thanks so much....
To: Syncro; Cool Guy; CounterCounterCulture
I dont know who paid for my dinner, I snuck out the bathroom window...
Ha! So it was YOUR tab we got stuck with!? ;-)
You are just going to have to get yourself back down here real soon so we can settle up. LOL!
And bring CCC and Cool Guy with you next time. :-)
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