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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....09-23-02
Billie

Posted on 09/23/2002 6:16:43 AM PDT by Billie




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

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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





                     








To Our FReeper FRiends:   We hope you've been having as much fun as we have with our spotlight on various FReepers. We've been kicking back on the weekends where we simply review those who've been featured during the week. It's been three months since our debut, and some have been asking for a 'list' of those who've held center stage in the past. As one of our strongest supporters has been calling those who've been profiled, the "Hall of Famers", it seems fitting then to add a regular "Hall of Fame" thread to our list. It will be updated on a regular basis....maybe every three months? :)
As I was 'gathering' these threads to make links, I couldn't help noticing how much longer and more detailed our profiles have become! Apologies to the early Hall of Famers if you feel short-changed - who knew we would be getting paid by the word later? :)

"Getting to Know You"




06-24-02 ... FRESNO FREEPERS
06-25-02 ... Q6-GOD
06-26-02 ... BEOWOLF
06-27-02 ... RINTENSE
06-28-02 ... JUSTAMY
06-29-02 ... FR MEMORIAL WALL
07-01-02 ... FR GROUP 9 MILITARY
07-02-02 ... JULIERNR21
07=03-02 ... LODWICK
07-04-02 ... AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
07-08-02 ... BADJOE
07-09-02 ... COOL GUY
07-10-02 ... SAUNDRA DUFFY
07-11-02 ... UTAH GIRL
07-12-02 ... JOHN HUANG2
07-15-02 ... FR TAILGATE PARTY, FRESNO
07-16-02 ... SUMMER
07-17-02 ... LBGA
07-18-02 ... NICK DANGER
07-19-02 ... PROFILE PAGES #1 (WHOEVER, COUNTERCOUNTERCULTURE, ALBERTA'S CHILD, TEXAS LONGHORN, ST.LOUIE1)
07-22-02 ... PHIL V.
07-23-02 ... MTNGRL@VRWC
07-24-02 ... RU4LIBERTY
07-25-02 ... LOWBRIDGE
07-26-02 ... TEACUP
07-29-02 ... DOUG FROM UPLAND
07-30-02 ... NAME THAT FREEPER #1 (VARIOUS MFJ PHOTOS)
07-31-02 ... COUNTER COUNTER CULTURE
08-01-02 ... OFMAGOG
08-02-02 ... ALAS BABYLON!
08-05-02 ... JIM AND SHEILA ROBINSON
08-06-02 ... FREEDOM'S WORTH IT
08-07-02 ... GAIL A.
08-08-02 ... DIXIE SASS
08-09-02 ... LADY IN RED AND CHADSWORTH
08-12-02 ... BACKHOE
08-13-02 ... MEEKNMING
08-14-02 ... FR GROUP 10 MILITARY
08-15-02 ... REAGAN/BUSH/CHENEY DRAWINGS
08-16-02 ... LUIS GONZALEZ
08-19-02 ... PROFILES PAGES #2 (DREW68, SLYFOX, CYBERCOWBOY777, HISPANAREPUBLICANA, WILLIAM WALLACE, JUSTAMY)
08-20-02 ... FIREBRAND
08-21-02 ... PRAYER THREADS (BILLBEARS, DITTOJED2)
08-22-02 ... DOG
08-23-02 ... NAME THAT FREEPER #2 (BOYS OF FR CALENDAR, MEN IN BLACK)
08-26-02 ... DC FREEPERS
08-27-02 ... FREEDOM POSTER
08-28-02 ... HUMBLEGUNNER
08-29-02 ... GRAMPA DAVE
08-30-02 ... ERIC BOOTCAMP GRADUATION (OHIO W FAN'S SON)
09-02-02 ... NO FREEPER (LABOR DAY HOLIDAY)
09-03-02 ... DIVER DAVE
09-04-02 ... ALAMO GIRL
09-05-02 LIBERTINA
09-06-02 ... KAYAK
09-09-02 ... 911 WEEK, DAY ONE
09-10-02 ... 911 WEEK, DAY TWO
09-11-02 ... 911 WEEK, DAY THREE
09-12-02 ... 911 WEEK, DAY FOUR
09-13-02 ... 911 WEEK, DAY FIVE
09-16-02 ... NATTIESHEA
09-17-02 ... CONSTITUTION DAY
09-18-02 ... FEINSWINESUKSASS
09-19-02 ... DUTCHY
09-20-02 ... PROFILE PAGES #3 (GRIMALKIN, SHE LION, MEEKnMING, MARTIAN_22, DEADHEAD, JULIERNR21)


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"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen"





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Friends in High Places

Having some FReeper fun with the Bushes and the Cheneys are Badjoe,
Jim Robinson (seated), Clarity, Wattsmag2, Phil V., and Luis Gonzalez.



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The Best of Friends


With thanks to ST.LOUIE1 for this graphic


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THIS WEEKEND'S THREAD

09-21,22-02

Thanks, Mixer!



1) Click on the graphic to open the Calendar.

2) Once there you can click on any month and even click to the right to go into next year. Once you are in the month that you joined FR you will need to click on the number in the calendar and then an add item screen will come up.

3) In the next box enter your name in the "Calendar Text" field and then click on submit.

4) If any of the screens fail to load simply click on refresh in your browser and that will usually fix it.

5) If all else fails or simply if you want me to do this for you send me an FReepmail and I will gladly do it for you. ~Mixer



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1 posted on 09/23/2002 6:16:43 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dutchess; dansangel; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Hellooooooooooooo? Is anybody out there? I have COFFFFFFEEEEEEE!!!!!!!


2 posted on 09/23/2002 6:22:35 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; lodwick; MeeknMing; humblegunner; COB1; Eaker; dix; Flyer; ladtx
Well, there you are!
I wuz waitin' with a special breakfast for the Texans!!

Found the perfect Texas breakfast for you to brighten your day ~ ~ ~


3 posted on 09/23/2002 6:25:04 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Billie
As a memorial to my fellow Vietnam helicopter pilots who were killed in that war I will be posting those who fell and the units they were in on that day. Not a day goes by that I don't remember them. This is my way of rememberance. God bless them all.

WO1 Cahela -- 604 TC CO
WO1 Miller -- 13 AVN BN


4 posted on 09/23/2002 6:25:34 AM PDT by ladtx
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To: LadyX
Morning all. This is making me very hungry.
5 posted on 09/23/2002 6:26:03 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: lodwick; humblegunner; MeeknMing; Eaker; COB1; ladtx; Flyer; Aquamarine; JustAmy; Pippin; WVNan
Okay - that was a taco and egg one, and you might prefer this:


6 posted on 09/23/2002 6:31:00 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Bahbah; Billie; ladtx; LadyX; AFF

Flapjacks


7 posted on 09/23/2002 6:34:46 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
Good Morning, Billie.
It's a wonderful day and place to meet fellow freepers.


8 posted on 09/23/2002 6:37:47 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy; ofMagog

NZ Sunrise


9 posted on 09/23/2002 6:40:43 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Bahbah; lodwick; Billie; wattsmag2; Phil V.
Mornin' Bahbah - plenty of endless fare here - nothing but the Finest for you...:))

The Real Chef is lodwick, of course, but I thought I'd help him just one day with that funny spread to start the week off with a smile.

Hey, Billie - love the Bush Family & Friends sketch!
Maybe Phil V. and wattsie (my 'dopted son) will show up today!

The List of Honorees is indeed impressive.

10 posted on 09/23/2002 6:41:00 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie. AAAaaaahhhh! Coffee.


11 posted on 09/23/2002 6:41:32 AM PDT by Aeronaut
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To: lodwick; ofMagog
How beautiful a sunrise, JL!!
12 posted on 09/23/2002 6:42:27 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Aeronaut; AFF

Valley of the Moon - NZ


13 posted on 09/23/2002 6:43:22 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: ladtx
We appreciate your bringing here remembrance of those who served - those truly America's best.
14 posted on 09/23/2002 6:47:22 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: LadyX; Billie; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; AFF; whoever; ofMagog

One more NZ sunrise to grow on


15 posted on 09/23/2002 6:52:56 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
Mornin' Billie...I'm here and appreciate the java.

FReegards...MUD

16 posted on 09/23/2002 6:53:16 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: lodwick
Thank you for the visual feasts you bring to us daily, JL.
17 posted on 09/23/2002 7:00:18 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: Mudboy Slim; LadyX; All
Stunning NZ pics here

I see why people rave about their NZ trips.

18 posted on 09/23/2002 7:03:52 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
Mornin' Billie. I like your presentation of FR's Finest... inductees to the Hall of Fame. Pretty KEWL!

I'll be mingling with the crowd over at the coffee pot.

19 posted on 09/23/2002 7:06:25 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; lodwick
I have been gone a few days and have missed this post. Thanks for posting all the Hall of Famers. I have bookmarked it to read a little at a time. Such fun to learn more about my favorite Freepers.

Lodwick, thanks for the beautiful images each morning. You all just get my day off to a good start!

Wishing each of you a Blessed day.

20 posted on 09/23/2002 7:10:53 AM PDT by BlessedAmerican
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To: Billie

Hello there, Texas gal - love the sketches you've done of Mrs. Cheney and me!

Keep up all your hard work for America!

21 posted on 09/23/2002 7:11:09 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: ladtx
Really appreciate you daily posts of your helicopter comrades, ladtx.

Mrs. DD's brother was a thrice wounded Cobra pilot. Survived the war only to be killed by a drunk driver.

Salute to you and your comrades.

22 posted on 09/23/2002 7:12:50 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Billie; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; Diver Dave; JustAmy; Pippin; lodwick
Good morning all. Billie, Thanks for the java.


23 posted on 09/23/2002 7:13:51 AM PDT by Mixer
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To: LadyX
Good morning! Hope we're not s'posed to eat that cat, too! LOL Cute! Thanks - I actually love breakfast burritos. :)
24 posted on 09/23/2002 7:17:46 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Diver Dave
Sorry to hear about Mrs. DD's brother. It's always tragic to hear of someone surviving something like Vietnam only to be killed by someone else's stupidity. My condolences.
25 posted on 09/23/2002 7:20:12 AM PDT by ladtx
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To: lodwick
WOW!! Beautiful pictures, mi amigo...on a cool, dreary mornin' in Richmond, VA, those photos really hit the spot!!

FReegards...MUD

26 posted on 09/23/2002 7:21:19 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: ladtx
Good morning, lad. I am so pleased that you are posting this every day. It's an honor to have their names here every day. God bless.
27 posted on 09/23/2002 7:21:34 AM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick; ofMagog; Pippin; Aquamarine; WVNan
Thank you for the link to the impressive pictures.
No wonder ofMagog and Tha Missus go there every year to visit friends!
28 posted on 09/23/2002 7:22:06 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: BlessedAmerican; Diver Dave
Good to see you here this Monday morning. ;-)
29 posted on 09/23/2002 7:22:21 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Bahbah
Good morning, Bahbah. Actually, I haven't eaten breakfast yet! Now I think I have to!
30 posted on 09/23/2002 7:22:45 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning, Billie, and to all our gang. It's foggy and cool where I am, your coffee is extra good this morning.

I like the Hall of Fame, very nice.

Proud to be a Freeper.

31 posted on 09/23/2002 7:25:58 AM PDT by jwfiv
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To: LadyX; Mudboy Slim; ofMagog
I can see why folks are expatriating to NewZealand - it's beautiful and their immigration policies do not celebrate diversity.
32 posted on 09/23/2002 7:28:19 AM PDT by lodwick
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To: Billie
Hellooooooooooooo? Is anybody out there? I have COFFFFFFEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Do you got milk? Not much of a coffee drinker here. : )

Morning, BillieBlue. : )

33 posted on 09/23/2002 7:32:15 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
"Do you got milk? Not much of a coffee drinker here..."

Pssst...Louie, it's only pretend cyber-coffee...can you stick with the program?! SHEEEESH!!

LOL and FReegards...MUD

34 posted on 09/23/2002 7:34:34 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim
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To: Mixer
Morning, Mix!
35 posted on 09/23/2002 7:34:43 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Mudboy Slim
Pssst...Louie, it's only pretend cyber-coffee...can you stick with the program?! SHEEEESH!!

LOL! Thanks for reminding me.

36 posted on 09/23/2002 7:37:21 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; All
To all, especially our Texas Freepers.

Thank God for our Commander-in-Chief.

37 posted on 09/23/2002 7:45:23 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: lodwick
Couldn't sleep, so am up and enjoying the night and FR.

New Zealand has lots of liberals, but also lots of conservatives. I hyaven't visitede much about more populated North Island, but have traveled all over very beautiful South Island and Stewart Island.

38 posted on 09/23/2002 7:51:22 AM PDT by ofMagog
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To: Billie
Good morning ladies. Have a good one.
39 posted on 09/23/2002 7:51:42 AM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: Billie; lodwick; All
Good morning. Coffee and breakfast are much appreciated! Thanks so much Billie for posting links to all our past freeper finest! A definate bookmark thread!

Have a great day all!
40 posted on 09/23/2002 8:05:34 AM PDT by dutchess
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To: lodwick
Ohhhhh, banana pancakes!
41 posted on 09/23/2002 8:06:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Good morning, Amy. It's the finest place. :)
42 posted on 09/23/2002 8:07:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: LadyX
Thank you, LadyX. Actually, those are real photos I only had to put together, add a suit and tie or something to a few of them. :) Thought the Hall of Fame needed a picture or two instead of just names and links. :)
43 posted on 09/23/2002 8:09:33 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Aeronaut
Morning, Aeronaut. Hope the chicken soup helped and you're feeling much, much better today. :)
44 posted on 09/23/2002 8:10:35 AM PDT by Billie
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To: lodwick
The NZ sunrises are so striking!
45 posted on 09/23/2002 8:12:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Mudboy Slim
I'm glad you're here. Always glad to see you. :)
46 posted on 09/23/2002 8:13:25 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ofMagog
Thud has decreed that the still should put in mothballs for the remainder of the cruise. The crew agreed that it was time to quit firing it up after we realized that some people just couldn't handle their grog while underway.

It became readily apparent when LadyX thought she was out on the veranda sipping Mint Julips. She took two swigs and then started confessin' to things that would make a sailor blush with shame.

47 posted on 09/23/2002 8:13:37 AM PDT by Scuttlebutt
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To: Diver Dave; lodwick
Thanks, Dave! I give you the credit for the "Hall of Fame", as Lodwick is our "Getting to Know You" originator! I had been keeping the lists, but only put the links with this this weekend and it makes it so much easier for those who've asked who's 'been here' before! One bookmark for 3 months' threads. :)
48 posted on 09/23/2002 8:16:23 AM PDT by Billie
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To: BlessedAmerican
Thank you, Blessed. It's always nice to know that others are enjoying getting to know different FReepers as much as we are. :)
49 posted on 09/23/2002 8:18:23 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Scuttlebutt; COB1; LadyX; razorback-bert; beowolf; Fred Mertz; humblegunner; Eaker; Pippin; ...
"...LadyX thought she was out on the veranda sipping Mint Julips. She took two swigs and then started confessin' to things that would make a sailor blush with shame."

She's that way when not sampling her "meds," even makes me blush, but I always was kinda shy.

50 posted on 09/23/2002 8:20:05 AM PDT by ofMagog
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