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USO Canteen FReeper Style ....Themeless Thursday .... August 22,2002
FRiends of the USO Canteen FReeper Style SAMWolf and Snow Bunny

Posted on 08/22/2002 12:00:55 AM PDT by Snow Bunny

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Tribute To HEROES

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If there's anything that identifies and personifies all military people, it's the dogtags.
It's one of the first things we get, and sometimes it's the last reminder of who we are.
They signify our unity of purpose and our dedication to our country.

COB1

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Tribute to Vietnam Veterans
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The great intangible of America's wars beyond logistics,
beyond strategy, beyond wonder weapons and Generals,
is the spiritual force of its fighting men and women -
and that is the force that the USO so serves.

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For our Troops, and supporters of
those serving now, and our Veterans.

Partners

....USO Canteen The Poetry Branch....

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To Jim Robinson,
Founder of FRee Republic and Navy Veteran

Thank you, from all those
who frequent the FReeper Canteen

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1 posted on 08/22/2002 12:00:55 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: DoughtyOne; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Navy Vet

2 posted on 08/22/2002 12:02:55 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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3 posted on 08/22/2002 12:04:02 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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4 posted on 08/22/2002 12:04:44 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are,God is,
And all is well.
Amen.


5 posted on 08/22/2002 12:06:11 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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Welcome to Themeless Thursday,a day to have fun while we support our troops. God Bless you all!!!!
Thank you for your support of the USO Canteen FReeper Style, our troops and their families.


6 posted on 08/22/2002 12:10:44 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Snow Bunny
Gosh....I just noticed the date and realized this is the annivery of my dad's death. :( Hope you don't mind if I indulge myself and post this picture of my dad and sister when he was stationed in Chicago
7 posted on 08/22/2002 12:18:01 AM PDT by MistyCA
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To: MistyCA
I am sorry. :-(

Wonderful picture!

8 posted on 08/22/2002 12:21:03 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: Snow Bunny; MistyCA
Morning Snow Bunny. That's nice Misty.
9 posted on 08/22/2002 12:23:40 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: MistyCA
Of course Misty. I am so sorry he has passed away. What a marvelous photo.
10 posted on 08/22/2002 12:27:26 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: MistyCA
What a nice picture. Thank you Dad for your service to our country.
11 posted on 08/22/2002 12:28:19 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: leadpenny
Hi Leadpenny.Good to see you.I have been reading all this Iraq stuff. whew Lots to read.


12 posted on 08/22/2002 12:30:51 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Snow Bunny
Thanks, both of you. Dad died very unexpectedly in 1989 and I will never stop missing him. I really do have to go to bed now! :) Really! LOL....I just like the Canteen too much! Goodnight, all!
13 posted on 08/22/2002 12:42:39 AM PDT by MistyCA
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14 posted on 08/22/2002 12:50:47 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: MistyCA
Sweet dreams Misty, see you tomorrow.
15 posted on 08/22/2002 12:50:52 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ValerieUSA
What a beautiful photo Valerie. The colors are fantastic!!
16 posted on 08/22/2002 1:00:01 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: RadioAstronomer; souris; Snow Bunny; MistyCA; SAMWolf; All

17 posted on 08/22/2002 1:17:43 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: ValerieUSA
Another of your photographs that leave me speechless. Thank you for sharing.
18 posted on 08/22/2002 1:23:16 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: souris; SAMWolf

Just in case you need them.

19 posted on 08/22/2002 1:26:29 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Snow Bunny
Good morning Bunny.


20 posted on 08/22/2002 2:01:12 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: Snow Bunny
The Kissing Booth is Open!!!!
21 posted on 08/22/2002 2:22:39 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: Snow Bunny
G'morning, Snow Bunny!!!! Thanks for all your hard work.


My first ship, USS FRESNO (LST 1182)
Toward FREEDOM
22 posted on 08/22/2002 2:33:09 AM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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Mornin', ya'll !
23 posted on 08/22/2002 3:23:39 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP
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To: Snow Bunny

Today's classic warship, USS Puritan (BM-1)

Puritan class monitor
Displacement. 6,060
Lenght. 296’3"
Beam. 60’ 1 1/2"
Draft. 18’
Speed. 12.4 k.
Complement. 200
Armament. 4 12", 6 4"
Commissioned on 10 December 1896
Sold for scrap on 26 January 1922

Originally designed as a double-turreted ironclad monitor the plans were altered to the specifications of John Ericsson, Puritan’s builder, following a long debate with the Navy; she was built with a single turret. Contracted 28 July 1862 to Ericsson, who in turn subcontracted the hull to Continental Iron Works of Greenpoint, N.Y., and the machinery to Allaire Works of New York, N.Y., she was launched 2 July 1864. However, due to delays in construction and the casting of the 15-inch smoothbores she was never completed, her construction being suspended in 1865.

During the years following the war, Puritan along with several other monitors suffered extensive deterioration with their combat value likewise decreasing. In 1874-75 Secretary of the Navy George Robeson decided to carry out extensive repairs on Puritan and four monitors of the Miantononomoh class. Funds were not appropriated for new construction, but the condition of the ship’s hulls particularly, necessitated building essentially new ships, bearing no real resemblance to the originals. A scandal resulted when the fact came to light that Robeson was paying for new ships with the old ones. As a result, the first Puritan was turned over to John Roach of Chester, Pa. as partial payment for the "unauthorized" construction of the second Puritan: the name was not changed on the Navy list due to the belief that the "repaired" vessel was still the Civil War monitor.

The revised design of the "repaired" Puritan called for two turrets, and with her superstructure, tall stack, and military mast, she had the characteristics which identified the monitors built between 1889 and 1903. The new Puritan was built by John Roach and Son, Chester, Pa. and completed by the New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y. She was launched 6 December 1882 and commisioned 10 December 1896, Capt. J. R. Bartlett in command.

Puritan had a busy career in 1898 during the Spanish-American War. Assigned to the Cuban blockade in April, she joined New York and Cincinatti in shelling Matanzas the 27th. At Key West in early May, she departed the 20th to join the force then building under Rear Admiral William T. Sampson to move against Santiago. Puritan linked up on the 22nd and Sampson moved his ships to Key Frances on the Nicholas Channel to execute his plan to contain the Spanish Fleet at Santiago. The success of Sampson’s squadron at Santiago 3 July resulted in almost complete destruction of the Spanish Fleet.

Following war-time service, Puritan served as a practice ship for the Naval Academy from 1899 to 1902. She decommissioned 16 April 1903 at Philadelphia but recommissioned 3 June to serve as receiving ship at League Island. In 1904 she was loaned to the Naval Militia of Washington, D.C. and served with them until 14 September 1909. Puritan then moved to Norfolk where she decommissioned 23 April 1910. She was struck from the Navy list 27 February 1918 and sold, 26 January 1922, to J.G. Hetner and W.F. Cutler of Philadelphia.

24 posted on 08/22/2002 3:59:26 AM PDT by aomagrat
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To: Snow Bunny; All
Good morning, Snow! Good morning, EVERYBODY!
27 posted on 08/22/2002 4:35:26 AM PDT by tomkow6
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Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their
first wedding anniversary. So he decides to buy her a cell phone. She is all
excited, she loves her phone. He shows her and explains to her all the
features on the phone.

The next day the blonde goes shopping. Her phone rings and it's her husband,
"Hi hon," he says. "How do you like your new phone?"

She replies, "I just love it, it's so small and your voice is clear as a
bell but there's one thing I don't understand though."

"What's that, baby?" asks the husband.

"How did you know I was at WalMart?"
28 posted on 08/22/2002 4:36:24 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: ClaraSuzanne; SassyMom
.......hehehe...giggle........giggle....gonna DO it.......

CLARA! SASSY!

SASSY! CLARA!

.......hehehehe............giggle........giggle.......

WAKE UP !!

30 posted on 08/22/2002 4:40:40 AM PDT by tomkow6
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31 posted on 08/22/2002 4:41:17 AM PDT by Mustard
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Morning, Linda!
33 posted on 08/22/2002 4:56:51 AM PDT by tomkow6
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Good Morning everyone!!!
35 posted on 08/22/2002 5:26:03 AM PDT by kneezles
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No particular reason for this pic, other than it looks cool...


36 posted on 08/22/2002 5:32:03 AM PDT by Joe Brower
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Morning, Kneezles! Did Sassy get up yet? Should I give her another shout?
37 posted on 08/22/2002 5:34:31 AM PDT by tomkow6
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Sorry you couldn't play yesterday, I missed you.

I hope you're feeling better today.

38 posted on 08/22/2002 5:42:30 AM PDT by SAMWolf
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ArmedForces.net
Provides news, information, and resources for
active duty military, retirees,
and family members of the Armed Services.

Just Click on the graphic to visit this site.






39 posted on 08/22/2002 5:42:55 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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Sorry to hear about your Dad Misty.
40 posted on 08/22/2002 5:44:09 AM PDT by SAMWolf
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41 posted on 08/22/2002 5:50:22 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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Bob prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party he was giving.
In his haste, however, he forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti
sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. He was worried about
spoilage, but it was too late to cook up another batch. He called
the local Poison Control Center and voiced his concern. They
advised Bob to boil the sauce again.

That night, the phone rang during dinner, and a guest volunteered
to answer it.

"Hey, Bob! It's the Poison Control Center. They want to know
how the spaghetti sauce turned out."
42 posted on 08/22/2002 5:50:55 AM PDT by tomkow6
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Morning, brother!
43 posted on 08/22/2002 5:53:23 AM PDT by tomkow6
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See You All tonight when I get home. I'll be here today.


44 posted on 08/22/2002 5:59:45 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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Morning Brothers
45 posted on 08/22/2002 6:01:05 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska

46 posted on 08/22/2002 6:06:32 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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Morning, y'all =^)
47 posted on 08/22/2002 6:16:20 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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49 posted on 08/22/2002 6:17:22 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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