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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....11-19-02
Billie

Posted on 11/19/2002 6:18:04 AM PST 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.

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TOP:  g'nad, AgThorn's son Justin, SLB, AgThorn's son Brett.
MIDDLE:  fish70, razorback-bert, CheneyChick,Leroy S Mort, Mark17.
BOTTOM:  Terry's Take, Taxman, DinkyDau.



TOP:  ValerieUSA's son Grant, SK1Thurman, kd5cts, RangerVetNam,
dansangel and .45man's son-in-law Tony
BOTTOM:  rangerX, Old China Hand, Trish, Howlin's dad, Mustang



TOP: ohioWfan's son, MamaBear's father-in-law, MamaBear's dad, ladtx
MIDDLE:  The Mayor's niece, M.Kehoe, Beach_Babe's son-in-law
BOTTOM:  deadhead's dad, HiJinx, Severa's hubby, viligantcitizen's granddad.



TOP:  spectr17, RightOnline, SERE_Doc, Tet68.
MIDDLE:  FutureSnakeEater, RightOnline's wife, CIApilot, Clamper1797
BOTTOM:  usmcobra, onedoug, DiverDave, Joe6-pack



We now have eleven groups of veterans/active military; we will post each group of three or four twice a week, with thumbnail/links of the remaining seven or eight groups on each thread. Click on any of the thumbnails below to see the group full-size.

         

GROUP 1A: TOP: Logos, SwedeGirl's hubby, Neil E Wright, FallGuy, 1John, Sneakypete MIDDLE:  T'wit, COB1, LadyX, Dick Bachert, 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub BOTTOM:  YankeeinSC, Delta21, JoeSixPack1
GROUP 2A: TOP:  Bosniajmc, AFVetGal, Archy, A Navy Vet MIDDLE:  4TheFlag, Aeronaut, 68Grunt, Xinga BOTTOM:  Codger, AAABest, Clinton's A Liar, Duke809, dcwusmc
GROUP 3A: TOP:  mc5cents, Norb2569, LBGA's son, VanJenerette MIDDLE:  Jim Robinson, KJenerette, davidosborne, KG9Kid BOTTOM:  gwmoore, Equality7-2521, SAMWolf
GROUP 4A: TOP:  porgygirl, Phil V., MudPuppy, NorCoGOP MIDDLE:  RaceBannon, OneidaM, rdb3, jwTexian BOTTOM:  USMC Vet, TheMayor, Vineyard, rhododogma
      

GROUP 9A: TOP: Q6-God, Scan59, Mama Bear and JKPhoto's son, ofMagog. MIDDLE:  Big'ol_freeper, JustAmy's great uncle, Prodigal Son. BOTTOM:  JustAmy's husband, JustAmy's brother-in-law, JustAmy's brother.
GROUP 10A: TOP: dakine's wife, MeeknMing's dad, Auntbee's nephew, MilitiaMan7, AlasBabylon. BOTTOM:  Joe Brower, Temple Owl, Temple Owl's wife, dutchess' dad, Aomagrat.
GROUP 11A: TOP: ladtx #2 son; DiverDave's twin Don; petuniasevan and husband poorman; Mustard; ladtx #1 son. BOTTOM: AlamoGirl's brother Floyd; AG's dad; AG's brother Jim (inset); WVNan's husband; ladtx' Aunt Eva.




                     








Announcements




The Holidays Are Coming
This will be pretty short. As your hostesses, we wanted to say a few things about the upcoming holidays and some of the things you might expect to see on the Finest between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Expect some reruns of earlier tributes, for those who might not have seen them from the summer.
We know that Christmas shopping, and decorating, and baking, and families, and Open Houses, and other things will be occupying more of everyone's time from Thanksgiving all the way through New Year's Eve.
With that in mind, realize that Daisy and Lori and Dansangel and I will also be doing all these things, and while we'll still be inviting you here every day with a fresh thread, during this busy season we will be cutting back on extensive new profiles and ask for your participation in keeping it fun and interesting for all who still come by every day.
Will You Help Us?
We want to ask you for help in putting a thread together .... would someone like to share their favorite holiday crafts, recipes, a special holiday memory, collectables, photos of your home decorated, inside and out?
Please share your ideas and thoughts with any one of us by FReepmail, and let's have a joyous, frazzle-free holiday season. That's not to say we don't still have several New Profiles up our sleeve .... it's not ALL reruns! (But of course you will have to visit the thread to see!) LOL
And Finally..A Couple of Things...
Just a reminder: we DO have some great new profiles for this week AND next, already in the works .... and next Thursday, look for a beautiful special Holiday thread by Mama_Bear, which will run from Thanksgiving Day through Sunday.
Do start getting those pictures of your special fur friends to us for our Pet Christmas thread later in December. We will announce the deadline very soon for you to get them to us!
Billie    DaisyScarlett    Dansangel    Mama_Bear







THIS WEEK'S THREADs
11-18-02 Outrageous Outtakes from FR

Opinions by our own 'King of Ping'
The guy's good, folks!


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



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: freepers; fun; military; patriotic; surprises; veterans
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To: Diver Dave
That has to be just the cutest baby photo . . . .
101 posted on 11/19/2002 10:21:25 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Diver Dave
That has GOT to be the cutest picture, DD.

Thank-you for sharing that!

Hoping this day finds you doing well!

{{{{{{{{{{{{Diver Dave}}}}}}}}}}
102 posted on 11/19/2002 10:26:15 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Billie
Okay let's all sing like the birdies sing!! Have a great day. The good news about Nan, hubbie and gramps is welcome.
103 posted on 11/19/2002 10:29:31 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: WVNan
Glad WVNan's hubby is okay and posting, even! And the Uncle sounds like a tremendous person, one I am glad also was allowed to "go home" just as he wanted! At 93, I am glad he can have that strength and that sayso! :-) Welcome back and, yes, God answers prayer!
104 posted on 11/19/2002 10:36:05 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Temple Owl; Kitty; cat

105 posted on 11/19/2002 10:37:10 AM PST by lodwick
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To: WVNan
Howdy Mr. Nan. Uncle John reminds me of my Uncle Axel. He died several years ago age 95. A Swedish immigrant, US Army Vet from WWI.

Uncle Axel always walked everywhere. He had a 54 Chevy that he owned for 30 years and it only had 35,000 miles on it when he gave it to my Mom.

When he was in his mid 80's, he began to have problems with his right knee and was unable to take his daily walks.

One day while visiting with a neice, she asked how he was getting along. With a still strong Swedish accent, he told her that "This damned knee is hurting so much." To emphasise his comment he slapped and rubbed the sore knee several times.

My aunt told him that it was understandable. As we get older, some of our body parts just don't work the same as they used to.

Uncle Axel then slapped his left knee and said, "Vell, dis knee is yust as old as this one and it doesn't hurt."

106 posted on 11/19/2002 10:37:52 AM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave; Billie
Good job Uncle Axel. ;-)

I think an entire thread could be devoted to Our Favorite Uncle stories. Surely we've all got one or two great characters that John and Axel remind us of.

107 posted on 11/19/2002 10:49:58 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Billie; dansangel; Aquamarine; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; whoever; Pippin; LadyX; All
What Dogs Do For Us:

Catch Frisbees.

Keep a lonely night from being truly lonely. Keep our homes safe.

Get us outside on beautiful fall days. Listen to our singing.

Treat us like celebrities when we come home.

Warm up our beds on cold nights. Star in our home videos.

Make our hearts more vigorous. Take us outdoors on snowy winter days.

Alert us to the arrival of the mail. Help us to live longer.

Make us smile. Agree with everything we say.

Warm our knees with their chins. Provide us use for old tennis balls.

Signal when a thunderstorm is coming. Pull sleds.

Help lower our blood pressure. Test how fast we can run.

Keep the squirrels from overtaking our yards.

Teach us the meaning of unconditional love. Take us out on rainy days.

Teach our children about responsibility.

-author unknown

Have to go, just wanted to stop in and say Hello :-)~~~Colleen~~~

108 posted on 11/19/2002 12:13:40 PM PST by deadhead
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To: SpookBrat
Spookie, we're famous! :-P


109 posted on 11/19/2002 12:15:14 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: WVNan
PRAISE GOD from whom all blessings flow for this good news.

AFternoon ALL.


110 posted on 11/19/2002 12:15:29 PM PST by GailA
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To: meandog
meandog, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you posting your memories of Vietnam here. Thank you all for being there, whether you saw Harm's Way or not - you answered the call for your country. Thank you, I'm glad you're here.
111 posted on 11/19/2002 12:30:48 PM PST by Billie
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To: g'nad
Hi, 'nad - well, you're gone I see - but thanks for stopping by on your way out. :)

Thanks! Glad you like the birdies. :)

112 posted on 11/19/2002 12:32:55 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; daisyscarlett; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Pippin; lodwick; JustAmy; WVNan; dansangel; ...
Sorry everyone just a quick hi and bye today. Very busy at work. Hopefully tomorrow will be better and I will be able to spend more time.


113 posted on 11/19/2002 12:33:21 PM PST by Mixer
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To: FreeTheHostages
Can we put you in charge of organizing a thread - you do the gathering, collecting info - whatever Christmasy thing you want to do - and pick a DAY in December that you would like to have it ready. Surprise us! Get your 'act' together and FReepmail daisy or dansangel or me with all your information, and we'll put it together and post it, with you as the guest writer. Deal? (Hey, we have a REALLY neat Guest Writer Babe graphic! It could have your name on it.) LOL
114 posted on 11/19/2002 12:37:16 PM PST by Billie
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To: Joe Brower
Hi, Joe - love your stereo, but I can't hear what's playing. LOL! Whatever it is, it's lively!
115 posted on 11/19/2002 12:39:34 PM PST by Billie
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To: WVNan
correction; real mean=real men (sheesh)

LOL! I'm glad you corrected that, 'cause in my way of thinking, real men are never real mean. :)

116 posted on 11/19/2002 12:41:13 PM PST by Billie
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To: EternalVigilance
Thank you for coming to the Finest today, EV. :)
117 posted on 11/19/2002 12:41:58 PM PST by Billie
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To: PhiKapMom
Afternoon, PKMom!
118 posted on 11/19/2002 12:42:34 PM PST by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett; dansangel; Mama_Bear
I absolutely positively cannot do the thread next Weds

LOL! It's a good thing, 'cause I absolutely positively AM doing Wedesday's next week! (And you and I are doing Monday!) Sandy, you have Tuesday 'again' LOL and Lori, your weekend starts Thursday next week! :)

I love you sistahs!

119 posted on 11/19/2002 12:45:33 PM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Hi, JustFRiendAmy! I think I saw you were going to be gone most of the day, so this hello is for when you get back this evening. :)
120 posted on 11/19/2002 12:46:55 PM PST by Billie
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To: Vets_Husband_and_Wife
What a nice post! But why not? You're nice Vets. :)
121 posted on 11/19/2002 12:48:25 PM PST by Billie
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To: BeforeISleep
Good afternoon, BIS - thank you for the morning bump. Come back, you hear? ;)
122 posted on 11/19/2002 12:49:17 PM PST by Billie
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To: kayak
Afternoon, Mz Kayak - thank you for your nice FReepmail.
123 posted on 11/19/2002 12:50:13 PM PST by Billie
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To: daisyscarlett
Oh, good! I look forward to seeing your Jasper. We are foolish about our animals, aren't we? What loving little friends they are!
124 posted on 11/19/2002 12:52:13 PM PST by Billie
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To: Molly Pitcher
Oh, thank you, Molly. I was hoping I could count on you for some Christmas help. (You want to come do my baking?) :)
125 posted on 11/19/2002 12:53:50 PM PST by Billie
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To: WVNan
LOL! I love Uncle John! He is something!
126 posted on 11/19/2002 12:55:33 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; lodwick; LadyX; SpookBrat; Mixer; WVNan; dutchess; ofMagog; All
I'm going to go cook a Coffee Cake. I'll send you the recipe for your special thread if you want me to Billie.


Click on the pic


127 posted on 11/19/2002 1:00:42 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Billie
It is always my pleasure, Billie!

There are great folks here...FR's Finest! :-)
128 posted on 11/19/2002 1:03:00 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: lodwick; Billie; whoever
Someone sent me an article that said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish things you have started. I am now making a point of always finishing what I start and I think I am well on my way toward finding inner peace.

Because I care for you, I am passing this wisdom on to you.

Here are the things that I have finished today: Two bags of potato chips, a strawberry cheesecake, a package of Oreo's, and a small box of chocolates.

I think this really works because I feel better already.

Pass this along to anyone you know who may need inner peace.

129 posted on 11/19/2002 1:10:51 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Billie
"Can we put you in charge of organizing a thread?"

Deal! December 10 (of that's unavailable, December 11) is good for me. Mine will be a gingerbread house contest thread. I think I'll even have a real first prize, something Christmas-y, for the winner!
130 posted on 11/19/2002 1:13:20 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Billie
(You want to come do my baking?) :)

Oh girl....you don't know what you're asking!!!!;^)

131 posted on 11/19/2002 1:13:44 PM PST by Molly Pitcher
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To: Mudboy Slim; Billie
"Can we put you in charge of organizing a thread - you do the gathering, collecting info - whatever Christmasy thing you want to do - and pick a DAY in December that you would like to have it ready?"

Muddy, I've already told them "yes" to this question from Billie. They're asking for substitute thread hosts for December. That makes me think of you, since you're so hospitable and obiquitous. Howsa about you doing a thread like a Top Ten List contest? Like "The Top Ten Things You Want to Give the DNC for Christmas" or "Top Ten Reasons Osama Bin Laden is Not Going to Have a Nice Christmas." If you created/ran the thread, I'd provide the gift & handling the mailing-out part. You'd just have to pick a day you'd be around to moderate and judge. What do you think?
132 posted on 11/19/2002 1:19:58 PM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Diver Dave
LOL - to your inner peace!

If I don't get some chores completed, I'll be finished. bbl
133 posted on 11/19/2002 1:21:58 PM PST by lodwick
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To: lodwick; whoever; WVNan; LadyX
Who's Your Daddy?

A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg, TN.
One morning, they were eating breakfast at little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, "I hope he doesn't come over here." But sure enough, the man did come over to their table. "Where are you folks from?" he asked in a friendly voice.

"Oklahoma," they answered.

"Great to have you here in Tennessee." the stranger said. "What do you do for a living?"

"I teach at a seminary," he replied.

"Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I've got a really great story for you." And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple. The professor groaned and thought to himself, "Great... Just what I need another preacher story!"

The man started, "See that mountain over there pointing out the restaurant window". Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, 'Hey boy, Who's your daddy?' "Whether he was at school, in the grocery store or drug store, people would ask the same question, 'Who's your daddy?'

He would hide at recess and lunch time from other students. He would avoid going in to stores because that question hurt him so bad. "When he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question, 'Who's your daddy?'. But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast he got caught and had to walk out with the crowd. "Just about the time he got to the back door, the new preacher, not knowing anything about him, put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, 'Son, who's your daddy?' "

The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the church looking at him. Now everyone would finally know the answer to the question, 'Who's your daddy'. This new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to that scared little boy "'Wait a minute!' he said. 'I know who you are. I see the family resemblance now. You are a child of God. With that he patted the boy on his shoulder and said, 'Boy, you've got a great inheritance. Go and claim it.'

With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out the door a changed person. He was never the same again.

Whenever anybody asked him, 'Who's your Daddy?' he'd just tell them, 'I'm a Child of God'." The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, "Isn't that a great story?"

The professor responded that it really was a great story!

As the man turned to leave, he said, "You know, if that new preacher hadn't told me that I was one of God's children, I probably never would have amounted to anything!" And he walked away.

The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress over and asked her, "Do you know who that man was who just left that was sitting at our table?"

The waitress grinned and said, "Of course. Everybody here knows him.
That's Ben Hooper. He's the former governor of Tennessee!"

Someone in your life today needs a reminder that they're one of God's children!

134 posted on 11/19/2002 1:25:06 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: FreeTheHostages
"yes"
135 posted on 11/19/2002 1:33:04 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Diver Dave
"yes"
136 posted on 11/19/2002 1:33:42 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Billie
Evening here now. Hello!
137 posted on 11/19/2002 1:36:23 PM PST by knighthawk
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To: Pippin
"yes"
138 posted on 11/19/2002 1:41:06 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Diver Dave
"yes"
139 posted on 11/19/2002 1:42:06 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: jwfiv
Good afternoon to one of my favorite Finests. (Yes, I have a lot of them - but you certainly are one of 'em!)
140 posted on 11/19/2002 1:44:01 PM PST by Billie
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To: Mudboy Slim; Diver Dave; whoever
The most destructive habit..............................Worry

The greatest Joy.............................................Giving

The greatest loss......................Loss of self-respect



The most satisfying work....................Helping others

The ugliest personality trait....................Selfishness

The most endangered species........Dedicated leaders (This must have been written during bent's reign of terror.)



Our greatest natural resource....................Our youth

The greatest "shot in the arm"...........Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome......................Fear



The most effective sleeping pill.........Peace of mind

The most crippling failure................Excuses

The most powerful force in life..........................Love



The most dangerous pariah......................A gossiper

The world's most incredible computer.......The brain

The worst thing to be without......................... Hope



The deadliest weapon.............................The tongue

The two most power-filled words................."I Can"

The greatest asset.........................................Faith



The most worthless emotion......................Self-pity

The most beautiful attire................................A SMILE!

The most prized possession....................... Integrity



The most powerful channel of communication.......Prayer

The most contagious spirit....................Enthusiasm



141 posted on 11/19/2002 1:44:54 PM PST by lodwick
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To: Molly Pitcher
au' contraire!
142 posted on 11/19/2002 1:47:55 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: lodwick
Thank the Lord indeed - and what a graphic that is! Beautiful!
143 posted on 11/19/2002 1:48:16 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
au' contraire!
144 posted on 11/19/2002 1:48:56 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: lodwick
The most beautiful attire................................A SMILE!

The most prized possession....................... Integrity



The most powerful channel of communication.......Prayer

The most contagious spirit....................Enthusiasm
145 posted on 11/19/2002 1:50:05 PM PST by Mudboy Slim
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To: Aeronaut
You're late. :) Hi, how's our Finest (little red Flying Machine) Flyboy?
146 posted on 11/19/2002 1:51:37 PM PST by Billie
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To: Diver Dave
I LOVE that baby bundle tied up in blue ribbon! (have him on my profile page, he's so sweet!)
147 posted on 11/19/2002 1:53:13 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Hi Billie. I was actually unable to complete a (real) flight today because I was accumulating ice on the approach. I was only about 100 miles from where Wellstone bought it. I proudly chickened out.
148 posted on 11/19/2002 1:59:52 PM PST by Aeronaut
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To: lodwick
Somebody said a mother is an unskilled laborer... Somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby... Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping noses and changing diapers... Somebody doesn't know that a child is much more than the shell he lives in.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct... Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring...Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said teachers, psychologists and pediatricians know more about children than their mothers... Somebody hasn't invested her heart in another human being.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out"...Somebo! dy thinks a child is like a bag of plaster of Paris that comes with directions, a mold and a guarantee.

Somebody said being a mother is what you do in your spare time...Somebody doesn't know that when you're a mother, you're a mother ALL the time.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices... Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child wind up and hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother... Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first... Somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books... Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery...Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bu! s for the first day of kindergarten.

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back... Somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married...Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home...Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the plate of life... Somebody doesn't know what fills you up.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her... Somebody isn't a mother.

149 posted on 11/19/2002 2:00:02 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: dansangel; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; WVNan; JustAmy; LadyX; Aquamarine; Libertina; Pippin; ...
Thanks for the hugs, Dansy - you add so much each day youself, sistah!

It's 4 PM (CST) - I think it's time for some afternoon tea......would you all care to join us? :)


150 posted on 11/19/2002 2:06:11 PM PST by Billie
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