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

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.

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.



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

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: WVNan
correction; real mean=real men (sheesh)
41 posted on 11/19/2002 7:47:25 AM PST by WVNan
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To: WVNan
It's great to hear what the Lord has been doing for you. my friend...God is good!

FReeper pray-ers are powerful! :-)
42 posted on 11/19/2002 7:48:03 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance
Hi Tom. Hey, you never did tell me if you are back home yet.
43 posted on 11/19/2002 7:48:57 AM PST by WVNan
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To: SpookBrat
That picture of the cats is so cute. Is that a regular cross stitch pattern as I have two cats that look just like those!
44 posted on 11/19/2002 7:49:06 AM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: ladtx
Great eyes there Lad. I didn't have the heart to lay an organ out there this fine morning. Good job. ;-)
45 posted on 11/19/2002 7:54:51 AM PST by lodwick
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To: WVNan
Yes, I'm home...I miss all the wonderful folks in WV alot...but I'm very much enjoying the fellowship of my family and the much-needed downtime.
46 posted on 11/19/2002 7:55:22 AM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; dansangel
Why Billie, your Post #17 just reminded me...I absolutely positively cannot do the thread next Weds...Got pies to bake, doncha know. You guys will just have to do your baking etc on Mon and Tues to accommodate me, cauz I need to be off Weds....Lol...(Just kidding folks, honest, we really do work well together and strive to accommodate each other)

47 posted on 11/19/2002 7:55:28 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: dutchess
Thanksgiving in Key West...hmm...that sounds interesting...I think it is about time you asked Santa for a you can keep in touch on your many travels...
48 posted on 11/19/2002 7:58:24 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: daisyscarlett
Here's a countdown to Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve
49 posted on 11/19/2002 8:00:27 AM PST by lodwick
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To: Pippin
Good Morning and that is great news!!!!
50 posted on 11/19/2002 8:06:12 AM PST by JustAmy
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To: meandog; MaineRebel; SheLion
As a matter of fact, maybe FReeper MaineRebel does. He served in VietNam in the US Army from 1966-1967, 6BN27thArt. Ring any bells?
51 posted on 11/19/2002 8:06:54 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Billie
Good Morning!
I've only gotten down to #8, but I already know it is a great thread. Thanks, Billie.

JustOne of your favorite Hooligans!!!
52 posted on 11/19/2002 8:08:33 AM PST by JustAmy
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To: lodwick

53 posted on 11/19/2002 8:10:14 AM PST by daisyscarlett
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To: Aquamarine
Good morning, Aqua! Do send me Daisy Mae again, because after making the 'cards' last year, I didn't save the individual pets' pictures. Will need to start fresh with new pics. :)
54 posted on 11/19/2002 8:10:32 AM PST by Billie
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To: WVNan
Your Uncle sounds like my kind of guy. And I agree,. those MRI's "DO" Feel like a coffin. I can't believe they left the poor man in there for an HOUR!! (If someone is claustraphobic in them, they will usually give them sedation to help out. Or use the new one that is more doughnut shaped!) Poor guy!!

Your Uncles attitude is probably what has kept him alive this long. For all these years....


I admire that kind of spunk. I worked in medicine for over 25 years. So when I say I admire him, its because I've seen how people like him beat the odds over and over again.

At 93, and as proud a man as he is,.. they need to let him think using the walker is "HIS" Idea. He needs his dignity as a man. It sounds like it served him well for a long time. God Bless him!! :o)

Hope you're feeling good too. I didn't hear what your problem had been. But glad to hear the prayers were answered.

FRegards, Vets

55 posted on 11/19/2002 8:11:18 AM PST by Vets_Husband_and_Wife
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To: SpookBrat
Thank you, Spook. We'll be needing help and combining ideas and photos, etc. for some of the threads when we really get into the holiday season.
56 posted on 11/19/2002 8:12:35 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; All
Thanks for the ping & Good morning everyone

57 posted on 11/19/2002 8:15:02 AM PST by firewalk
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To: WVNan; ohioWfan; Molly Pitcher; rintense; Freedom'sWorthIt

How great to hear from you, Mr. Nan! Your wife is one very special lady .... but you already know that ...... :-)

You take care of yourself for her, OK? We're going to keep both of you in our prayers for quite a while yet!

Sounds like Uncle John may even be bossing the angels around when he finally goes home. It's wonderful to know that he's so feisty and doing well now ...... :-)

Special *hugs* for you, Nan!

58 posted on 11/19/2002 8:15:23 AM PST by kayak
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To: Pippin
Great news, Pippin! So happy for you!!!
59 posted on 11/19/2002 8:15:58 AM PST by kayak
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To: WVNan
Good morning, Jack, and Nan! Loved reading about your cantankerous Uncle John! What a colorful man he must be! Really glad that you are doing so much better and hope the new healthy heart program won't be too hard to follow. Such a hard time to have to start a new diet plan with all the temptations of holiday foods. The best of luck for continued recovery!
60 posted on 11/19/2002 8:17:46 AM PST by Billie
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