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USO Canteen FReeper Style...Salutes One of Our Own....June 25,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen FReeper Style and Snow Bunny

Posted on 06/25/2002 2:31:57 AM PDT by Snow Bunny


Today at the USO Canteen FReeper Style is a very special day. We have all heard that once a Marine always a Marine and that is more true than naught.

There is no finer example of a Marine and a FReeper than LadyX . Her travels in life and into the lives of others has been numerous. Today join us in celebrating LadyX and her 50 years as a Marine.

Many of you have written to me of your appreciation for knowing LadyX and how today marks 50 years since she became a Marine. This is surprise to LadyX and OUR thank to you LadyX, for serving our country and for being a wonderful FReeper and friend.

Her service was during the Korean Conflict in the United States Marine Corps, instructing Women Marine recruits in classroom subjects, and later as a military wife.

With the Marine Corps at its greatest buildup then, for Korean combat, Women Marines freed men for their primary role - to protect our Republic and its ideals.


This is one of my favorite posts that LadyX made.
I saved it and cherish her words.

.......“We are so blessed to live in a country that demands freedoms for its citizens, allowing us opportunities for some lightness in our lives - many of the world's nations struggle for enough food to exist another day. Our military defends our freedoms and tries to ensure it for others.

The steadily eroding breakdowns in our government system and in the morality of so many of its citizens are appalling - but we CANNOT BE DETERRED in the onward march.

Think back to the First Patriots and how THEY had to struggle so that our America could be independent from England!

Small groups of citizens, often on foot and armed and clothed at their own expense, providing their own sustenance, was our 'army.'

It is by God's grace that enough selfless men were able to band together and prevail with their 'revolutionary' beliefs so that we HAVE our American Flag to celebrate this day.

Although America gave itself a Black Mark during the Nam Years, literally spitting on men and women who offered their very lives to slow the spread of communism throughout Asia - the beginning of a "ME - ME - ME" Generational Mentality at home - the spirit of true America has reemerged.

The wounds from home were greater than any sustained in the war, and still hurt to this day.

May it ever be so that we always REMEMBER OUR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN with respect and appreciation, and honor them.

Those of us here WILL NEVER FORGET THE COST OF FREEDOM.”.......

LadyX the summer of 1951 (on the left - age 17) with her best friend on the beach in Florida,her home state.

Teaching school....

LadyX returning to Parris Island in 2002 - 50 years after entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952.

During the time she instructed Women Recruits in Classoom Subjects during the Korean Conflict, it was during the greatest buildup in Corps history.

The replica of the Iwo Jima Monument on the Parade Deck behind me was dedicated in August of '52.


LadyX returning to Parris Island in 2002 - 50 years after entering the U.S. Marine Corps in 1952.

With her son also a FReeper, MedProf who is serving in Civil Affairs Unit

LadyX’s Grandson….B.J. serving now in the USAF, and his precious family....






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To: MedProf
Howdy! I not only appreciate what your Mother has done for our country, I want to thank YOU for your service to our citizens. You are a shining example of what happens when parents take an active role in their kids' life. Keep up the good work.
301 posted on 06/25/2002 4:56:25 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: AntiJen
Hi Jen, so good to see you. Thank you for the wonderful post about General Hap Arnold. Happy Birthday General Hap Arnold!!!!!

I hope your cold is starting to go away.Luv ya Jen.


302 posted on 06/25/2002 4:57:45 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
guess it is that special cyber gas

I keep her supplied with ALL the gas she needs!!!

303 posted on 06/25/2002 4:58:06 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: tomkow6
Are you suggesting I am trying to hit on you? ;^)
304 posted on 06/25/2002 4:59:43 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: tomkow6
Hi Tom.....LMAO....you are so cute!!!

Good to see you myu friend.

305 posted on 06/25/2002 5:01:23 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: kneezles; SAMWolf; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; HiJinx; 4TheFlag; tomkow6; Mr_Magoo; The Mayor; ...
To all the male Canteeners:

The Ladies of the Canteen whistle and applaud you, kneezles!!!

We need a Best Butt Contest, don't we??!

306 posted on 06/25/2002 5:01:48 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: Snow Bunny
Hi Bunny, You want a personalized autographed picture of my butt too?
307 posted on 06/25/2002 5:02:35 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: kneezles
HOWDY,Kneezles! You off from work now? How was your day? What were you puoting over? You should'n be sad. you're going on vacation soon.
308 posted on 06/25/2002 5:02:39 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: LadyX
WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!! OHBABYOHBABYOHABY!!!!
309 posted on 06/25/2002 5:03:37 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: LadyX
Congratulations LadyX!


310 posted on 06/25/2002 5:03:43 PM PDT by d4now
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To: MedProf; LadyX
Hi wonderful son of LadyX.

I love your pictures. I truly am sorry I had the pictures and name mixed up on yours.

I wanted to surprise LadyX so I could not ask her ahead of time...giggle

Thank you Steve for all you do and for being a FReeper too.I am so glad I got to meet you.

311 posted on 06/25/2002 5:04:05 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: LadyX; kneezles
Yeah, LadyX, Abutt contest! WOOHOO! Hey, Kneezles, Nice Butt!
312 posted on 06/25/2002 5:04:27 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Snow Bunny
HOWDY, Snow!
313 posted on 06/25/2002 5:05:36 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Yes C-Soozie, I'm home now. Sassy wouldn't let me do what I wanted to do, but it was most likely a good thing since I was at work, but NOW I can do whatever I want because I do WHAT I want WHEN I want around here!
314 posted on 06/25/2002 5:07:43 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: kneezles
giggle..... that is good.

( whispering ) FallGuy still has not shown me how to put gas in our cars. He always says let him do it.I do know thaty knozzel is important and goes inside the little door thingie on the side of the car.LOL....True. I have never put gas in the cars yet.Now that is scary. hahahaaaa

When he used to go out of town sometimes for stunts and I couldn't go, he would fill up my jeep and I said, OK, if I start to get close to the E. I will just stay home.Thank God most of the time I got to go with him on location.heh heh

315 posted on 06/25/2002 5:08:02 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Hi Clara, good to see you.
316 posted on 06/25/2002 5:09:23 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: kneezles
Howdy and thank you! I appreciate it.
317 posted on 06/25/2002 5:09:45 PM PDT by MedProf
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To: kneezles; SassyMom
OH? Does Sassy know this?
318 posted on 06/25/2002 5:10:34 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: SAMWolf
Hi Sam, good to see you.Thank you so much for the picture of the Marines on Price is Right.I love that he has been having our military on the show.It is wonderful.
319 posted on 06/25/2002 5:11:36 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: coteblanche
Of course I know you, registering a month after you did on FR!
There were only about 5,000 posters then, as I recall.

Thank you so much for your comments.
I have two sons and one daughter - all God-fearing, America-loving patriots..:)))
Most of their early years were as military brats, and they were marvelous in rolling with all the punches, and made seeing America a real adventure!
The rewards at this end of life are enormous because of them.

320 posted on 06/25/2002 5:11:42 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: Aquamarine
Hi Aquamarine, thank you,the flowers for LadyX are so beautiful.Good to see you.
321 posted on 06/25/2002 5:12:51 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: MedProf
Hi, MedProf! Your Mom must be so proud of you. As you are of her. God bless you!
322 posted on 06/25/2002 5:13:39 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: DoughtyOne
Hi my dear friend.Thank you soooo much.I am so glad I got to meet you here at FR. Thank you so much for your wonderful posts and support.


323 posted on 06/25/2002 5:14:25 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Of course she knows it, she's sitting right here. She knows what's good for her!!!!!
324 posted on 06/25/2002 5:15:36 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: AnnaZ
Hi Anna, I am so glad your here. I love the font you use in your posts. It is so neat.

Have a great day my friend.


325 posted on 06/25/2002 5:15:49 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
I've been waiting for you to have time to be here, Snow Bunny, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you have wrought.
It has been the most wonderful of days because of you.

There never are enough words to express our love for and admiration of you and all you do.

Hugs for the Best of All Possible Bunnies..:)))

326 posted on 06/25/2002 5:16:29 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: kneezles; SassyMom
LOL! Now you be nice! LOL! Good Evening, Sassy! is Kneezles behaving himself?
328 posted on 06/25/2002 5:18:30 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: NCEaglette
Thank you so much NCEaglette!
Now I'm homesick for North Carolina ...:(
329 posted on 06/25/2002 5:18:46 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Of course I....oops I mean he is. Signed Sassy hahaha
330 posted on 06/25/2002 5:20:26 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: Snow Bunny
Oh, you surprised her alright! It's just now getting dark and I think I can see her glowing from here! I talked to her on the phone a little a while ago and she is very excited. You guys made her day! Thanks.

By the way, she asked me to share a photograph I took a few weeks ago. I was returning from Boston and got a great sunset shot from the plane as we flew abeam of Cape Canaveral...


331 posted on 06/25/2002 5:20:58 PM PDT by MedProf
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To: coteblanche
Beautiful signature Cote. Thank you so much!!!!!

I am so glad too that Tonkin did that.I adore Canada and went there three times as a child with my parents.The first time we drove up the whole way along the St.Lawrence Seaway.It was gorgeous and I got to go to the beautiful cities of Canada.

On one of the trips, while we were there , at the same hotel we were staying at, the Queen of England came to the Hotel for a visit to the City.She was staying at the same Hotel we were and it was very exciting.

As she arrived there were all the people with her coming in like a parade. It was really something for a young girl to see .

332 posted on 06/25/2002 5:21:38 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: LadyX; MedProf; Snow Bunny
OMG!!! I've been Freepmailing with your son! We know him!!!!

Thanks to Snow Bunny and Lady X for helping us make the connection ;-0

I'll be calling him in a little while to give him my husband's email address overseas. Free Republic just rekindled an old friendship--yahoo! What a great place! Love, GG
333 posted on 06/25/2002 5:21:40 PM PDT by GatorGirl
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To: kneezles
KNEEZLES!!!!!!! Now I know that's You!!! LOL!
334 posted on 06/25/2002 5:22:17 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Thank you ClaraSuzanne! I am!
335 posted on 06/25/2002 5:22:36 PM PDT by MedProf
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To: MedProf
Hey Med-Bob (everyone in Texas has the middle name of Bob), That is an awsome pic!!!!
336 posted on 06/25/2002 5:22:55 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: SassyMom
Thanks Sassy, they are comfortable. In my real life closet...heh heh....I have them too and wear then a lot. Barefoot and overalls...my favorite outfit. hahaha
337 posted on 06/25/2002 5:24:16 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny; SpookBrat; SassyMom; MistyCA; All
Well, here we go again. 'Puter's actin' up now after working fine for
36 hours without a hitch. LOL! sorta..........

338 posted on 06/25/2002 5:24:54 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Snow Bunny
Female devil dogs | bite too!


339 posted on 06/25/2002 5:25:04 PM PDT by Dubya
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To: MeeknMing
Good Evening, Meek!
340 posted on 06/25/2002 5:26:28 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: Dubya
Good evening, Dubya!
341 posted on 06/25/2002 5:27:44 PM PDT by Pippin
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To: kneezles
(I don't have to be serious ALL the time, do I?...:)))
342 posted on 06/25/2002 5:27:58 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: kneezles
It was an awesome sight. I had taken a few of the shuttle on the pad (very small from 30 something thousand feet), but as we moved further southward, the sun really came into view. Who says there's no God?...
343 posted on 06/25/2002 5:29:01 PM PDT by MedProf
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To: d4now
Thanks, d4now.
We always look forward to your being among us!
Enjoying a summer vacation, with school out?
344 posted on 06/25/2002 5:30:01 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: LadyX
Heck no, everybody has to have LOTSA fun!!!! I sure do!!! That's the only reason that they keep me at the nuke plant....comic relief!!!
345 posted on 06/25/2002 5:30:12 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: ClaraSuzanne
;^)

And what does that wink sugggest?

346 posted on 06/25/2002 5:31:35 PM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Hi FWI, what a great post my friend.Thank you so much.
347 posted on 06/25/2002 5:32:01 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: SAMWolf; Snow Bunny; AntiJen; Victoria Delsoul; MistyCA; ClaraSuzanne; Beep; SassyMom; COB1
YOU KNOW YOU'RE GROWING OLDER WHEN....

You refer to your accountant as "that nice young man."

You have shoes older than your new assistant.

Your office nickname (formerly "Whiz Kid") is now "Den
Mother."

You can recite the lyrics to "Stop in the Name of
Love," but you can't remember your new area code.

You try to call your oldest child to dinner, but you
run through everyone else's name (including several
dwarfs) before you hit it.

The drive-thru attendant calls you "ma'am" before he
even gets a look at you.

You now believe that Elvis died young.

You hear yourself say, "This too shall pass."

You also hear yourself say, "I used to know that."

You're on your third mid-life crisis.

You name your cats Gin and Seng.

Your crow's feet have blossomed into a world class
aviary.

You get tired just looking at the pregnant woman with
the screaming toddler, behind you in line.

You look at that pregnant woman with the screaming
toddler, smile broadly, and keep on walking!!

348 posted on 06/25/2002 5:33:14 PM PDT by tomkow6
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To: LadyX; All
Ok folks, gotta go get my haircut, Sassy gives me a 4 minute cut, puts on the 1/8 attachment on the clipper and 4 minutes later, all beautiful!!! Love ya all!!!!
349 posted on 06/25/2002 5:33:44 PM PDT by kneezles
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To: GatorGirl; LadyX; MedProf
I am so glad GG.

It sure is good to see you my friend.That is soooooooo neat.

350 posted on 06/25/2002 5:34:29 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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