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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day 08-28-02
Billie

Posted on 08/28/2002 7:26:17 AM PDT by Billie




A Few of FR's Finest.....
......Every Day

FR is a Treasure Trove of talented, compassionate, patriotic, wonderful people who gather every day to discuss the latest news and issues;  salute
and support our military and our leaders;  tell a few jokes;  learn a new
word;  write poetry;  pray for those in need;  and congratulate those who
are deserving. Thank you, Jim Robinson, for giving us the vehicle in which
we can express ourselves.

Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.  I
can remember lurking when there were only a few regulars who posted, and now there are over 60,000 who have registered for posting privileges. The forum is read daily by tens of thousands
of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.





A Few of FR's Finest November 11, 2001

So many people have written me since my original Veteran's Day Tribute, asking how they, or a loved one, could be included in that tribute. Since I can no longer add the photos to the body of the thread, I've been including them in additional posts as I received enough to make another collage.

Still that doesn't seem to be enough. I think there's never been a better nor more appropriate time to keep the faces of our own Veterans and Active Military in front of FReepers--every day! That's why I wanted to do yet another Daily Thread .....ABOUT FReepers .....and FOR FReepers. But not only about our Military FReepers; for all FReepers! Wouldn't it be nice to get to know a few of the other FReepers as well? That's why, in addition to seeing FR's Finest Military Personnel every day, I thought it might be fun to feature a different FReeper (or FReepers) each day. If you would like to be pictured, or know someone who would, please FReepmail me and we'll turn the spotlight - on YOU - for the day!

And do let me know if you'd like your picture added to the groups of Veterans/Active Military below. I will keep this page updated, and continue to add them to the comment section of the original Veteran's Day thread as well.



TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete
MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1






TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet

MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga

BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc






TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette

MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid

BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf





TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP

MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian

BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma






TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68

MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack





                     









Home on the Range!




If it wasn't already evident by his screenname, one would soon learn this Native Texan has more than a passing interest in guns. I think in every correspondence I had with him regarding today's profile, he mentioned going to the gun range, having been to the gun range, or thinking about going to the gun range! :)

humblegunner

FReeper since 01-23-01

Sometimes, Getting to Know You means letting the FReeper of the Day tell us something about himself, in his own words. These, then, are some of humblegunner's words ........


Born in 1964, a Native Texan.
I grew up on different ranches we owned in Elgin, Bastrop, Alpine and Marlin, TX. Dad served in Korea as a Fire Control Officer...he was a Colonel upon retirement and transferred to the Army Finance Corps upon return to the states.
At age 13 I was sent to Allen Military Academy in Bryan, TX (prep school for A&M), but by the time I graduated I had been exposed to quite enough Corps and decided, much to my later chagrin, not to pursue a Military career. It should be noted, however, that I learned many invaluable things at Allen, which have served me well in later years.
Currently I am employed as a Dangerous Goods Specialist for a Chemical Manufacturing Plant in Houston, TX and am responsible for the shipment of hazardous materials by land, sea & air.
I am a very strong supporter of the 2nd amendment and also States rights.
I became involved with FreeRepublic through a friend sending me links for a couple of years. I’d read the article and make comments to my friend; when I realized he was posting some of them, one thing led to another.
I have been involved in several Freeps.


Jumping Jim Jeffords (D-VT) Freep Report - H.A.T.
(Houston, TX) FR Chapter, May 19, 2002

After Action Report - Counter Freep of Fmr. Pres. Bush Demonstrators - Houston, TX, May 11, 2002

Houston Chapter Celebrates San Jacinto Day,
April 21, 2002 (Many PHOTOS here!)

Texas GOP Convention [PICTURES!], June 30, 2002


I very much enjoy visiting the shooting range with FReeper Friends.

~~humblegunner



The photo below is from the San Jacinto thread, which is linked above. Be sure and check out those threads; there are many more photos of the Houston FReepers celebrating San Jacinto Day, and also photos on the Texas GOP Convention thread.


BIG Guns at the Battleship Texas

Another interesting thing I learned about humblegunner...interesting and unexpected for an outdoor type that loves to shoot: he said he used to work in charcoal & pastel long ago.. no portraiture, only animals & landscapes..





I have just one more photo...

wanted to save it for last.

Ladies...yes, he is single. :)








One of FR's Finest!











THIS WEEK'S THREADS

08-26-02 DC Freepers
08-27-02 Freedom Poster


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; patriotic; surprises; veterans
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1 posted on 08/28/2002 7:26:17 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
God Bless The USA!

 

HUMBLEGUNNER
Texan, patriot, and a gentleman

 

Don't Mess With Texas!

2 posted on 08/28/2002 7:28:07 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; blackie; The Thin Man; Grammy Bear; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Morning - sorry I'm late today getting the new thread up. Please come and Waltz Across Texas with us again today!


3 posted on 08/28/2002 7:28:59 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Flyer
Good morning, Flyer! I don't think I have you on my ping list - may I add your name?

Love your flag banner/salute to humblegunner!!!

And let me say Welcome!


4 posted on 08/28/2002 7:31:09 AM PDT by Billie
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To: antivenom; bobbyd; buffyt; BurFred; BUSHdude2000; dix; Eaker; HoustonCurmudgeon; humblegunner; ...
Humblegunner *PING*

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Flyer

5 posted on 08/28/2002 7:31:49 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: Billie
I just love Texas law enforcement...Yes, you guys are definately some of the FINEST....Good goin Texas Rangers....you are the epitomy of what law enforcement should be...
6 posted on 08/28/2002 7:32:08 AM PDT by KLT
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To: Billie
You may certainly add my name. And thanks for the tribute to a great friend of mine.
7 posted on 08/28/2002 7:32:58 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: Billie; humblegunner
Good Morning Billie. Thanks for the introduction to Humblegunner.

Congratulations Humblegunner - FR's Finest...Enjoy your day in the spotlight.

8 posted on 08/28/2002 7:33:51 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Billie
Texas? OKAY!
9 posted on 08/28/2002 7:35:19 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; humblegunner
Good Morning!

Another wonderful day...another superb tribute! What a great way to meet FReepers that we might not normally cross paths with otherwise!

Humblegunner: You share a passion of .45MAN's and mine. If the wind ever blows you over to GA, we'd be happy to have you accompany us to the local range on one of our Sunday outings there.

Congratulations and abundant blessings to you! We're glad your friend was posting on your behalf...it made you come join us!

{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}
10 posted on 08/28/2002 7:35:48 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: Billie; humblegunner
Howdy, Billie!

Congrats, HG!

YEE HAA!

11 posted on 08/28/2002 7:37:06 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; All
In daisy's absence, I am posting the calendar for today. :)


12 posted on 08/28/2002 7:37:22 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Flyer
Good Morning, Flyer! Welcome to AFF!
13 posted on 08/28/2002 7:38:05 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: KLT
Morning, KLT! I added your name to the ping last after reading your post last night. So happy to see you and hope you enjoy our daily threads as much as the rest of us!
14 posted on 08/28/2002 7:38:51 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Oh yes Billie...didn't know this thread existed till yesterday...I'm thrilled to be on your ping list....

God Bless,

Karen AKA KLT

15 posted on 08/28/2002 7:40:22 AM PDT by KLT
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To: ClaraSuzanne; Billie; Diver Dave; humblegunner; Texan; AFF

16 posted on 08/28/2002 7:40:42 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Thanks for the welcome. Hopefully I can make it a habit.
17 posted on 08/28/2002 7:41:27 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: Flyer; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear
Great, Flyer! Consider yourself pinged from now on!

Enjoyed very much getting to know humblegunner through our correspondence. We've gotten to meet so many Fine FReepers since the debut of this thread two months ago!

18 posted on 08/28/2002 7:42:02 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; humblegunner

Good Wednesday Morning Humblegunner
from Tonkawa Falls, Crawford, Texas

19 posted on 08/28/2002 7:42:26 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: KLT
Good Morning, KLT!

Hope your day is a great one!

{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}
20 posted on 08/28/2002 7:42:30 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: Diver Dave
Morning, Dave - sorry I'm late this morning - you'll probably be getting little Logan soon and FR time will be over again until nap time!
21 posted on 08/28/2002 7:43:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; humblegunner
LOL -- and you mention that he's single?!! I think Free Republic's website is about to take a very interesting turn.

I'm spoken for but I'm going to enjoy, from the woman's perspective, the Texas stampede that's about to occur!
22 posted on 08/28/2002 7:43:46 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: KLT; humblegunner; whoever

Have yourself a super day HG.


23 posted on 08/28/2002 7:44:21 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: ClaraSuzanne
Yep! Another Texan! I think there are over 500 of us registered at FR. :)

Morning, Pip!

24 posted on 08/28/2002 7:44:23 AM PDT by Billie
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To: dansangel
Good morning dansangel....thank you for putting me on the "FINEST" ping list....I'm thrilled to be here...

Greetings From The Most Socialist Republic Of NY,

Karen AKA KLT

25 posted on 08/28/2002 7:44:30 AM PDT by KLT
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To: Flyer; humblegunner; Hap
Woohoo - one of H-town's finest! (Hap, check out Humblegunner's profile page - he likes the gun range even more than we do.)
26 posted on 08/28/2002 7:45:32 AM PDT by Xenalyte
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To: dansangel
Hi, d'sangel! Still basking in the glow of yesterday's thread? You should! It was so FINE!
27 posted on 08/28/2002 7:46:01 AM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick
Now that's a hot pic...lodwick...Looks like the sheriff is in town....You have yourself a great day, be safe, and lock up those bad guys...they need to be caged!
28 posted on 08/28/2002 7:47:03 AM PDT by KLT
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To: Billie; All
Thanks! I'm honored! Great job, too....
29 posted on 08/28/2002 7:47:13 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Billie; KLT
Thank-you, Billie. You are TOO kind!
{{{{{{{{BILLIE}}}}}}}}

KLT: I've got you beat by a country mile....The People's Republik of Atlanta...LOL!
30 posted on 08/28/2002 7:51:25 AM PDT by dansangel
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To: Flyer
You are too kind, Flyer! Love the graphic...
31 posted on 08/28/2002 7:51:29 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Flyer; ValerieUSA; humblegunner; Colt .45; Rifleman; shotgun; Militiaman7

32 posted on 08/28/2002 7:52:57 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Diver Dave
Enjoy your day in the spotlight

I shall indeed.. and thanks!

33 posted on 08/28/2002 7:53:26 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: dansangel
I don't know...dansangel...NY is very liberal...and crazy....but...I know Atlanta has turned very different in the last decade or so...
34 posted on 08/28/2002 7:56:23 AM PDT by KLT
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To: KLT
Thank you! Have fun! You missed firebrand last week then. She was 8-20-02. If you get a chance, go check that thread. :)
35 posted on 08/28/2002 7:56:24 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Yep! Another Texan! I think there are over 500 of us registered at FR. :)

Morning, Pip!

There's quite a few more, if you count those of us formerly from Lone Star country working elsewhere, as I am and have been here in Memphis, but who want to get back home as soon as we can, aqnd those who left for other more permanent relocations, but who'll always be Texicans in their hearts.

I reckon there must be at least a thousand of 'em, just here at FR, meebe as many as a million....

-archy-/-

36 posted on 08/28/2002 7:57:07 AM PDT by archy
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To: lodwick
That's such a pretty sunrise, Sunrise King! Do you happen to know where it is?
37 posted on 08/28/2002 7:57:10 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Will check out Firebrand's thread...thanks..Billie
38 posted on 08/28/2002 7:57:20 AM PDT by KLT
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To: ValerieUSA
I just love that photograph! I think that part of their ranch is so pretty!
39 posted on 08/28/2002 7:58:14 AM PDT by Billie
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To: humblegunner; ValerieUSA
Sunrise on the bay

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Photo by Flyer

40 posted on 08/28/2002 7:59:54 AM PDT by Flyer
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To: FreeTheHostages; humblegunner
LOL -- and you mention that he's single?!! I think Free Republic's website is about to take a very interesting turn.

I'm spoken for but I'm going to enjoy, from the woman's perspective, the Texas stampede that's about to occur!

He said I could! I checked with him to be sure before I posted that part! I thought he seemed like the kind of sport that would get a kick out of it, but needed to confirm!

41 posted on 08/28/2002 8:01:10 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ValerieUSA
Great pic.. makes me wish I could ditch work and go swimming! ;-)
42 posted on 08/28/2002 8:01:56 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Xenalyte; Hap
Morning - and welcome, Houston!


43 posted on 08/28/2002 8:03:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: humblegunner
Morning, gunner - don't be so humble! Enjoy your day in the spotlight! You've seen this bunch - they love to 'congratulate'!
44 posted on 08/28/2002 8:05:04 AM PDT by Billie
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To: humblegunner; All
Congratulations Humblegunner!


Click on the pic


45 posted on 08/28/2002 8:05:30 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: humblegunner
It is very nice getting to know you through your words, and Billies words, and the links provided. A few questions though if you don't mind. You don't ? Okay, here goes:

1) What state do you live in?

2) What do you like to do in spare time?

LOL! Actually, thank you for being one of the activist freepers from the state of Texas who likes to shoot guns! ( I don't want anyone to think I am a real blonde!)

My hubby Chadsworth went to military school too, only he went because he was such a thug that his parents were desperately trying to tame him! This may not come as a surprise to the people on this thread!
46 posted on 08/28/2002 8:05:44 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: lodwick; humblegunner
ESPECIALLY lodwick! He's the best at posting all the right graphics for the featured FReeper.
47 posted on 08/28/2002 8:06:53 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ladyinred; chadsworth
LOL!
48 posted on 08/28/2002 8:07:05 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: humblegunner; Billie; lodwick
Look close - I think you'll find hg in this photo standing tall holding OLD GLORY on the streets of Houston.


49 posted on 08/28/2002 8:07:40 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: archy
Archy, how very nice to see you here! A rare appearance, most welcome!
50 posted on 08/28/2002 8:08:09 AM PDT by Billie
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