Skip to comments.USO Canteen FReeper Style....Monday Mail Call ....July 8,2002
Posted on 07/08/2002 1:43:56 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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.
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 Republics 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
Victoria Delsoul can you hear me because this is for you.
I LOVE YOU !
There Ive 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 !
My Mom wrote me an email and told me after reading my letters to her I had better check out Free Republics USO Canteen for Freepers. I finally did and now I am addicted to it. I dont 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.
Scully and the Pirates
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, were 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,
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 cant all be Marines and you did give the ladies a fine time of it.
So I wont 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
Jim Robinson, a lot of us here cant 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 !
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 carrys with is a lot of
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
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.
Hi LadyX..here 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.