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USO Canteen FReeper Style....Monday Mail Call ....July 8,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen Freeper Style and Snow Bunny

Posted on 07/08/2002 1:43:56 AM PDT by Snow Bunny



Our troops need our support and encouragement. They are away from home, some for the first time, and usually lonely or discouraged. It is important for us to reach out and help them in the same way we would want someone to reach out to our loved ones if and when they are in the same position.

They answered their call and we are answering theirs offering them the USO Canteen FReeper Style each day and thanking them for serving.

This is IN Coming Mail from some of those serving now.

We at the USO Canteen FReeper Style, a running thread at Free Republic, are proud to support our Military. The mail comes in from contacting some of our Military Bases, Marine Corps Leagues , and friends and family of those serving now. Also from responses at the wonderful P.O.Box that 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub has made so easily available to each of us here at Free Republic.

They are writing to those that frequent the FReeper USO Canteen to thank you for your support.

ALL the mail posted on Monday Mail Call is Recent Mail from the prior week.

Snow Bunny
Thank you for the tribute to Chesty Puller.
And one of your Bunny hugs to everyone
there for the best support a Marine could
ask for from back home.
My Dad served in the Marines in Vietnam
he doesn’t talk about it much but this last
time I was home, we sat and talked for hours.
He is also a Freeper and showed me what FR
was and the Freeper USO Canteen.
He said he wished FR had been around when he
was serving. I can see what he means Freepers
are what I think about right after I think about
my Dad when I am over here.
Thank you and everyone at the Canteen .


Snow Bunny
Great music and fun day going to New York.

Victoria Delsoul and Aquamarine thanks for
the music it was the best. You read my mind
on most of the songs you played.

Your USO sure knows how to throw a party and
and how important liberty is to all of us.

Kisses to all the girls, and a special one for Victoria.

Your friend,

Snow Bunny and the Canteeners,

I get to see the Freeper USO Canteen each day and I have yet to be disappointed am a veteran of two wars and from seeing each of you and the Canteen,I can tell you I would go back again and fight in those same wars over again.

YOU all are what America is about!

I give you permission to add this to your Monday Mail Call day. I want everyone there to know we are out here and you make a difference in lives you touch. You see, each day I get up and after my physical therapy I come back home. The first thing I do is turn on my computer and come to Free Republic. I keep two screens open, one with the Canteen and the other with all the threads at FR that I read . The information at FR is top notch and usually before it is on my news here.

The anger builds sometimes as I read of things eating away at MY America. Then I read the Canteen screen and smile or a hearty laugh. It keeps me sane in a world gone half crazy with liberals.

Thank you for welcoming all of us Veterans home and for your marvelous support of our kids serving now. The Canteen is exactly how I remember the USO except for one BIG thing, Free Republic’s IS EVEN BETTER.

God be with each of you and your families that let you spend the time at the Canteen to make such a big difference in the life of an old worn out veteran.

In your service,
USNAVY Veteran and now lurker at FR

Dear Bunny
This is a special request, please use the top part of my letter to display
on your Mail Call Day.
First I would like you to know how much all the support I get at the
Freeper USO Canteen means to me. Thank you everyone there.

Victoria Delsoul can you hear me because this is for you.

There I’ve said it and I feel much better now. Thank you for
making my days over here feel a little more like I am home.
The Canteen is my home away from home over here and Bunny
your gift to us with the Canteen is more then appreciated.

Admirer of the Freeper USO Canteen and Victoria, Thank you !
US Army

Snow Bunny please put this on your Monday Mail Call for the Bad Boys

My Mom wrote me an email and told me after reading my letters to her I had better check out Free Republic’s USO Canteen for Freepers. I finally did and now I am addicted to it. I don’t know your real names, but the 4 Bad Boys here are Joe, Marty, Al, and myself Scully the Scrounger.

So far we have only been in trouble once, but that is because we had a little misunderstanding if you get what I mean. A guy has to do what a guy has to do after all. LOL

It is good to see we can carry on the fine tradition of Bad Boys that was set before us in you Veterans. Fine job men!

My mom likes it because she said there is hope for us over here when I tell her a little of what we have done. She says if we turn out to be the kind of Bad Boys she sees at the Freeper USO Canteen there is hope. Ya got to love Mom !

Mainly I , no we all want to thank you for the Freeper USO Canteen. There are some tuff days for us and you make them better.

Thanks much!
Scully and the Pirates
US Navy

Snow Bunny/Atilla the Bun ( honorary Marine)

Thank you and all of you that make such a great place online. My Uncle is with the National Guard and where they are right now, we’re not sure. Before he left he told me about the USO Canteen Freeper Style and also Jim Robinson founding Free Republic.

What a fine man Jim Robinson is and reading about him in the tribute you all did at the Canteen was very motivating to me. I have some favorite days there that I look forward to each week when I can get the time online:Themeless Thursday, Freeper Friday and when you do threads about different topics.

Tell LadyX she is beautiful and I am proud of her. She has raised a fine family besides being a lady Marine. We can always use more lady Marines like LadyX setting such a fine example.

All of your support means a lot over here.
Your friend, Love you Snow Bunny,

Snow Bunny.
Thank you! You Freepers are grade A, First Class all the way!

Now SAMWolf we need to have a little talk here. I read your
Freeper Friday and saw you were in the Army. Now IF and I say IF
you had been a Marine you never would have been in that Volcano
in the first place. You would have taken those fine ladies, Misty CA,
and yes GREAT legs on that one, SpookBrat (the most delightful
personality ) and AntiJen ( got a crush on her) and led them away from
that nasty volcano.

But we can’t all be Marines and you did give the ladies a fine time of it.
So I won’t be too hard on you Sam.

You have it all at the Freeper USO Canteen. Humor that is great, not only
the jokes which I send back home to my family. But in heartfelt reaching
out in the truest support of the military I have ever seen.

Ladies go easy on Sam, LOL , Bad Boys need love too.
The Canteen just keeps getting better each time I check in. God bless each
of you!


Dear Snow Bunny,
You sure know how to make a guy feel at home. And to find so many
warm and loving people that gel like they do is nothing short of a
Thank you Jim Robinson for founding Free Republic and for the
phenomenal USO Canteen Freeper Style.
I would also like to give a special thank you to 68-69Tonkin Gulf
Yatch Club for the mail box. You do an exceptional job with it .

Jim Robinson, a lot of us here can’t post as you understand , but we
want you to know that your life makes a difference in others you have
not met on your forum. Thank you Sir !


To Snow Bunny
I think my heart burst with pride the day I came to the FR web site.
read some things there and then stopped by the Canteen.
Thank you Patriots! One day when I can in the future I plan on
giving Victoria some turns, heck many turns on the dance floor.
Victoria, we will just let ole Sam play the records for the night,
you will be way too busy if you say yes. Dancing under the stars
with me. I took some notes from Tonkin at the last dance and from
one sailor to another he knows his stuff. So I trust you will not be
disappointed in my footwork.

Thank you for the thread about Ordies. My cousin is an Aviation
Ordnanceman and I sent him the web site that day in an email.You
all made his day.

Thank you may be just two words but it carry’s with is a lot of

Hi Snow Bunny
I laugh so hard when I get to visit the Freeper USO Canteen.THANK YOU !

I just love everyone there and especially the way you hit hard with posts and
then turn around and play hard too. Leadpenny, I like your name and thank you for
Serving. DoughtyOne, you are very talented and I really like the things you make
that Bunny shows us each day.
I feel like I have come from a town where all of us girls have been friends. Jen, Misty,
Spookie, Sassy ,Deadhead, Coteblanche ( I love to say your name) ,Iowa Granny
(Grandpa was born in Iowa), Victoria, Linda, Aquamarine, Souris, I will feel awful if I leave
out any one of you.

And you guys are so funny, Tomkow6, HiJinx, Sam, Kneezles, Mr_Magoo, Radio Astronomer, how can I thank
you. Ligeia and MeeknMing, Light Speed, Bahbah, LadyX, BeforeISleep, The Mayor, DoughtyOne , Larry Johnson, Lodwick,so many I wish I could name you all.

I love the Canteen, it makes a bad day good, sadness go away, a loneliness disappear
Each time I am there. In one of your posts you have me crying it is so touching, then you
Turn around and have me laughing so hard. Thank you! God be with you and your families you deserve every happiness and protection. You
deserve not to worry about your safety and to know we are doing our jobs. And we are and
will continue too. God bless our Commander in Chief.

Thank you for your generous support each day. I carry it with me when I am not able to
US Army

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To: MistyCA
Oh Misty, I miss you too. Please hurry and get moved and settled. I think about you and all that packing and I have so much empathy for you.
721 posted on 07/08/2002 10:52:33 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
I don't know. I was enjoying the company, my husband is on his Fireman's shift tonight and it's too quiet here.
I'd better go to bed or I won't be worth a sh...never mind...hehe
Good night!
722 posted on 07/08/2002 10:53:14 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine
I was thinking the same thing. Ha. Good night Aqua.
723 posted on 07/08/2002 10:54:41 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: Snow Bunny
Thanks for the mail.


Good night.

724 posted on 07/08/2002 10:57:57 PM PDT by ppaul
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To: WVNan
Turn out the lights, the party's over....

725 posted on 07/08/2002 10:59:30 PM PDT by WVNan
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Dear Cole and Karyn,

Needless to say, I am deeply touched by your words and truly appreciate them.
In April I returned to Parris Island to keep a promise made to my 16-year old grandson, planning it to coincide with the day the globe and anchor emblems were awarded to a graduating Lima Company.
There were six platoons comprising it, and as we arrived in the morning, they were on the Parade Deck practicing for the most impressive afternoon ceremony before their families and friends.

From the moment we got aboard the base, I was transformed into exactly how I was fifty years ago when I first stepped on the hallowed ground..:))
My adrenaline was running strongly, and before noon Kyle was badly lagging behind, and by day's end dragging!
Somehow I was back in 'right guide mode', and every bit as tall and proud as when I was instructing women recruits in classroom subjects there.
Things were both familiar and quite changed on base - the wooden barracks (no a/c) of my time replaced by brick ones.
The memories truly flowed . . .
I was aboard when the Corps was at its greatest buildup in its history, men trained minimally and shipped to fight in Korea.

I know your feelings now, and assure you they will only deepen through your lifetime, whether either of you are career or not.

If you click on my name, you will go to my Profile Page and see the Before and After Corps pictures, including the one by the Iwo Jima Monument for which I was "A" Company Guidon Bearer in its dedication in August of 1952.

May God guide and bless you two and all our military present and past, and your families and loved ones.

726 posted on 07/08/2002 11:09:30 PM PDT by LadyX
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Was visiting Oceana years back..stayed on Ocean Ave near the entrance to Norfolk Naval base.
Often F-14's from Oceana would power out..put on full afterburner..fold their wings and go!
I was something to see.
These flights may have been checks after fleet maintanence..when carrier battlegroups put in.
Oceana was impressive....E2C Hawkeyes[Naval awacs] circled the base in shifts...
Jet Black Sea Stallions attached to the Marine Amphibious base down the coast made their rounds...
Watched a "Boomer" sortie out of Norfolk...
The Largest naval base in the World.....most impressive.
727 posted on 07/08/2002 11:09:52 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: MeeknMing; JohnHuang2; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Snow Bunny; SAMWolf; All
I need your help with ping lists or whatever else you might do. Last year the 60mile portion of Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1) in Los Angeles County was renamed "VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" in honor of our Vietnam Vets! There are currently moves underway in California to extend that through Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, but I would personally like to see us go even further than that.....I think the entire Coast Highway from one end to the other should be renamed! Maybe we can consider taking this on as a pet project. What do you think?
728 posted on 07/08/2002 11:18:32 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Sorry Clara that I keep missing you too. I really hope things slow down around here soon! My wrist is better, but I am pooped! :)
729 posted on 07/08/2002 11:20:02 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: WVNan; Snow Bunny
Hi Nan! I am trying to find some links and hope you are still here when this posts! Have you ever tried to clean out a 2.5 car garage with a ton of yunk in it????????????? Fortunately we have a big utility trailer for trips to the dump! I have spent the past few days shredding old files...have you ever seen trailer loads of shredded paper?? LOL! Nan! This is NOT fun yet! But I am still smiling because I have come across some of the most wonderful memories.

Here is an example....a note from Lisa



730 posted on 07/08/2002 11:27:20 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: LindaSOG
Oh, I am so sorry Linda! Sounds like you have had a not-so-good day! Well, will at least feel better hanging out here! :)))))))
732 posted on 07/08/2002 11:30:01 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: LadyX

Hi are some photos from the Korean conflict.
Korea was a difficult theatre of operations...the men and women who participated deserve our respect and admiration.

734 posted on 07/08/2002 11:37:15 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: LindaSOG
YIKES! YOu better try to get some sleep! You are as bad as me! I have been trying to read everything I have been missing, but there are just not enough hours in the day right now :( Cheer up! :))))))))))
735 posted on 07/08/2002 11:40:02 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: tomkow6
RoflMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! That has to be one of the funniest things I have seen in a long time! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!
736 posted on 07/08/2002 11:44:22 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: The Mayor
Wow....that coffee looks great even at 11:30 at night! :)
737 posted on 07/08/2002 11:45:27 PM PDT by MistyCA
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To: LindaSOG
Kick back girl...even a Sailor Scout needs to go for chocolates and a video..or eye candy!

739 posted on 07/08/2002 11:57:13 PM PDT by Light Speed
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

It's been so long since I spent time in the Canteen that tonight I started with the first post and have gotten as far as post 387....

I'd appreciate a ping when prayers are called for. I've done such a good job lately of keeping my halo up that my prayers couldn't hurt and, Lord willing, they might even help.

I'm off to sleep soon but my prayers tonight will be for you. G_d bless you Tonk.
740 posted on 07/09/2002 12:09:11 AM PDT by d4now
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