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USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ Canteen Holiday Season Begins! ~ November 29 2002
68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub and FRiends of the Canteen

Posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:54 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Since the Canteen is a "Home Away From Home" for our military lurkers
I think it's time we start creating a Holiday atmosphere.
Let the Holiday Season begin!




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To: MeeknMing
Thanks for the coffee, Meekie. You're an angel. (^;


151 posted on 11/29/2002 3:33:08 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: SpookBrat
Re: REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME....

ROFL !!

152 posted on 11/29/2002 3:34:51 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: LindaSOG
Please,

DON'T say coronary!

:-)
153 posted on 11/29/2002 3:37:06 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Should I whip up a thermos or two for the sleigh ride? Do the horses have sleighbells? Can we keep 'em all winter long? This is so exciting, lol!

You bet mate, just keep stirring that pot!!!

Cold down eh?? Cold here too!
Great night for a sleigh ride.

Do you think I should shop around for a driver??
I have a lulu in mind!!

YOU Want a sneak peak???
LOL

154 posted on 11/29/2002 3:39:47 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet; TEXOKIE; radu; southerngrit; ...
A couple thermoses should be fine. Well, maybe more than a couple. We want you guys to stay warm. LOL! Meekie has hot chocolate for me, and I'll check with radu what she would prefer. The horses should already have bells on their harnesses, but I found some just in case.

Transportation is usually only good for the day, but if we whine ask Tonkin VERY NICELY, he is usually able to book the same transportation again.

155 posted on 11/29/2002 3:41:02 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Radix
Radix, happy day after Thanksgiving. You are quick today. Thanks for the pepsi. Do they make cherry diet pepsi? I'll have to look.
156 posted on 11/29/2002 3:42:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
You're an angel. (^;

Garsh, ma'am....
Thanks.....

158 posted on 11/29/2002 3:50:22 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Radix
Look what I found, Radix. I can live with the can.


159 posted on 11/29/2002 3:50:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: All
A Native American - a Texan & a Arab Muslim

At a small airport terminal in Texas, three strangers awaiting their shuttle flight start conversing about the recent worldly events. The strangers were of varying cultures.

One was Native American.

Another was a cowboy from West Texas.

The other person was a devout Arab Muslim.

During their conversation, they began to discuss their cultural history. The Native American stated "once my people were many, now we are few."

The Muslim then chimed in and arrogantly said, "once my people were few and now we are many.

The cowboy looked at the Muslim, shifted the toothpick in his mouth and said with a sly grin, "that's cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet."

160 posted on 11/29/2002 3:51:41 PM PST by Dubya
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To: tomkow6
Police Station toilet stolen.

Funny sign, tom, funny sign.

161 posted on 11/29/2002 3:53:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

Soldiers from the 769th Engineer Battalion of the Louisiana National Guard give thanks before eating Thanksgiving dinner at Bagram Air Base. The Guardsmen joined U.S. and coalition service member Thursday for Thanksgiving -- Afghan style. More than 8,000 pounds of turkey and 14,000 pounds of beef were served. Service members also had nonalcoholic beer and wine to go with their meals. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Reeba Critser

Troops in Afghanistan Get Traditional Turkey Dinner
By U.S. Army Spc. Alfredo Jimenez Jr.
28th Public Affairs Detachment

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — Thousands of U.S. and coalition service members fighting the war on terrorism were treated to a warm Thanksgiving meal Thursday afternoon at Bagram Air Base dining facilities.

The holiday season officially got underway when food service specialists, employed by Brown and Root, gathered to serve the most anticipated meal of the year in Afghanistan.

“This is something I’ve been looking forward to since I arrived with Brown and Root in support of the military,” said Ronald Waters, a food service manager from Killeen, Texas. “I know how important this meal is considering I served 21 years in the food service in the military.”

“I’ve been looking forward to this because we have the opportunity to showcase beyond our normal preparation,” said Jerry Gross, a food service supervisor also from Killeen.

Their hard work showed when the dining facility transformed into a homey atmosphere, with plastic glasses, fancy napkins on the tables and festive paper streamers on the wall.

Approximately, 2,000 soldiers were treated to the a menu that included glazed ham, turkey, roast beef, corn-bread stuffing, corn, gravy, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, cheese cake, chocolate cake, blueberry pie. and hot fresh rolls.

“I’m sure they were pleased with this meal,” said Derryel Clarke, a food service worker from Orlando, Fla. “They have something special on this day being away from home.”

Clarke, a retired military veteran, should know.

He was deployed in 1998 in Kuwait as part of a guard force when the holiday arrived. He said he was impressed how the food was presented.

“It’s an honor to be on the other side of the table,” Clarke said. “This is a way I can thank all the service members here for protecting our freedom. They are doing good work because America believes in them.”

162 posted on 11/29/2002 3:59:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: SpookBrat
Oh, and btw....it was a BEAUTIFUL Texas day Thanksgiving Dad & me spent at my cousins house (in Mesquite). It was low-mid 60s and sunshine all day long. Typical Thanksgiving in Texas.....

If yours was ONLY HALF as lovely as mine, it was great. Hope it was, anyway....

163 posted on 11/29/2002 4:00:40 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

ALL THE TRIMMINGS — A U.S. Marine selects fruits from the holiday spread laid out for Thanksgiving Dinner at the North Dining Facility at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, during Thanksgiving. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alfredo Jimenez Jr.

164 posted on 11/29/2002 4:01:40 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
AARRGGHH!

Kryptonite!

My weakness!
165 posted on 11/29/2002 4:06:17 PM PST by Radix
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

Coalition Reps in Tampa Show Thanks to Community
By Marine Sgt. Barry Melton
U.S. Central Command Public Affairs

TAMPA, Fla. — Representatives from the 43 coalition countries represented at the headquarters for U.S. Central Command here, along with U.S. forces, donated money and food to Tampa’s Metropolitan Ministries the day before Thanksgiving.

"As we help people in Afghanistan, we realize that there are also people in need here in Tampa," said Belgian Air Force Maj. Jose Gantois, a representative to Operation Enduring Freedom who is currently stationed at MacDill Air Force Base and a member of the Humanitarian Assistance Working Group. "We want to express our gratitude to the local community here in Tampa for their hospitality by helping their needy."

Their contribution totaled more than $1,100 and over 500 pounds of food.

Several of the coalition members traveled downtown, decked in their respective countries' military uniforms, and delivered the donation to the ministries’ holiday donation tent. They shook hands with local volunteers, shared conversation with Metropolitan Ministries President Morris Himtzman and Executive Vice-President Karleen Kos, and toured the facility.

The initiative comes from Kuwaiti Army Col. Sahed Alshelaimi, the HAWG leader at MacDill. In the recent weeks the HAWG has gathered food and money to give to the less fortunate. The HAWG is the coordinating body of all military humanitarian assistance work done in Afghanistan. The group consists of representatives from all coalition countries, and they coordinate and direct a variety of efforts in Afghanistan; hospital renovation, road and bridge rebuilding, and food and clothing, to name a few. Now people here can benefit from their efforts.

“It’s a wonderful gift to the people of Tampa Bay,” said Kos. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity for peace and it shows what this world is all about.

(These donations) give lots of people hope.“It’s overwhelming to think that these representatives, who have people back in their own countries with needs, also care about the people here in Tampa,” said Lesa Weikel, a Metropolitan Ministries spokesperson. “(Gantois) said that the people of Tampa have been good to them and they simply wanted to give back.

166 posted on 11/29/2002 4:06:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Dubya
RE: A Native American - a Texan & a Arab Muslim....

LOL ! Here's another fer ya....

Osama bin Laden Phones President Bush!

Osama bin Laden phoned President George W. Bush. "I had a dream about the United States," he said. "I could see the whole country, and over every building and home was a banner," said bin Laden.

"What was on the banner?" asked President Bush.

"LONG LIVE OSAMA!" answered the terrorist scum.

"I am so glad that you called," said President Bush, "because I too had a dream. In my dream, I saw Afghanistan and it was more beautiful than ever; totally rebuilt, and over every building and home was a big, beautiful banner."

"What did the banner say?" asked Osama.

"I don't know," answered President Bush, "I can't read Hebrew."

More.....

167 posted on 11/29/2002 4:06:55 PM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: Mr_Magoo
Yo, Dude!

What an excellent post you wrote the other day.

I suppose that you did not read all of the posts to you. How could you? They were seemingly endless.

Can I post your stuff?

I will leave your name out of it if you like!


You are a terrific writer!

You have eloquence and purpose and heart.

Everything happens for a reason!

Thank you so much for your thread.


I hope that you quit the bad habit.
168 posted on 11/29/2002 4:10:14 PM PST by Radix
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Police Station toilet stolen.
Funny sign, tom, funny sign.



I think that Al Gore invented that sign!


I think that he wrote a book about it!
169 posted on 11/29/2002 4:11:42 PM PST by Radix
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To: Radix
I think I read all the replies. I was offline again for a few days. Had a lung collapse. doing better now.
170 posted on 11/29/2002 4:14:14 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: Mr_Magoo
Good day to you, sir!
I hope you've been resting well.
Here's a little something to help us get into the holiday spirit...


171 posted on 11/29/2002 4:14:47 PM PST by HiJinx
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

22nd Area Support Group (ASG) personnel hand over two of the many turkeys ordered for this year’s Thanksgiving dinner to the 22nd ASG Troop Issue Subsistence Officer. The dinner is held for Soldiers and others on post who will not have the opportunity to be back in the states with their families this year.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Walkmeyer.

With the motto "Support to win!" the 22d Area Support Group focuses on meeting the base operations needs of soldiers, family members and civilians of the Southern European Task Force (Airborne) -- everything from providing deployment, direct combat and combat service support to taking care of housing and child care. Formed Oct. 16, 1985, the 22D ASG is headquartered on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. The ASG consists of two military communities in Vicenza and Livorno and also provides support for U.S. personnel stationed at the NATO headquarters in Verona, Italy. With approximately 10,000 soldiers, family members and civilian employees, the 22D ASG covers an area in northern Italy about the size of Massachusetts. Vicenza (pop. approx. 108,000) lies at the foot of the Dolomites and is a 45-minute drive west of Venice.

Our Mission:
* Command and Control assigned and attached units
* Provide base operations to military communities and transiting units
* Provide aviation, military police and aerial delivery support
* Support contingency operations and missions assigned by Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe


172 posted on 11/29/2002 4:16:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: LindaSOG

{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}


173 posted on 11/29/2002 4:18:26 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: MoJo2001
Oh my gawd, Kid, you are actually one of those who goes out with the hordes!
174 posted on 11/29/2002 4:23:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: MeeknMing
I can't read Hebrew."

LOL

175 posted on 11/29/2002 4:24:46 PM PST by Dubya
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To: radu
"Well, poo. Everyone just filed back in so I need to leave for a bit. I'll do my best to get back in time for the sleigh ride. :-))"

That's ok, radu. I'll save your place. I can take a turn as a designated driver, too. (Cause I LOOOOOVE to drive horses, and I don't drink. Perfect, hey?)

176 posted on 11/29/2002 4:25:38 PM PST by redhead
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To: MeeknMing
Bush says through tears of laughter, "What Afghanistan?"

Thanks for the link LOL.

177 posted on 11/29/2002 4:31:15 PM PST by Dubya
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To: Mr_Magoo

So nice to see you, Mr_M. We've missed you. Take good care of yourself and prayers continue for your recovery. ((HUGS))

178 posted on 11/29/2002 4:32:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mr_Magoo
"To LindaSOG: {{{{{HUG!!!}}}}"

ditto. Here's one from me, too, Linda...

((((((((((LindaSOG))))))))))

179 posted on 11/29/2002 4:33:20 PM PST by redhead
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To: redhead
Now we DDs are three. What is your warm drink of choice for the trip?
180 posted on 11/29/2002 4:36:44 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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181 posted on 11/29/2002 4:42:34 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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182 posted on 11/29/2002 4:44:06 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: tomkow6
"Upcoming Thanksgiving Themed Movies"

These movies are funny. Good ones, tom.

183 posted on 11/29/2002 4:47:15 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Mr_Magoo
I'm still praying for your health Brother.
God Bless You
184 posted on 11/29/2002 4:50:31 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska
*HUG*
185 posted on 11/29/2002 4:51:21 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Tanks for the Cherry Coke in a can!
186 posted on 11/29/2002 4:56:39 PM PST by Radix
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To: LindaSOG
LOL! I Will! GO BEARS!
187 posted on 11/29/2002 4:57:21 PM PST by tomkow6
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"What is your warm drink of choice for the trip?

Just coffee, please. Lots of fresh, thick cream.

188 posted on 11/29/2002 5:01:17 PM PST by redhead
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To: All
There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere

Words and Music by Paul Roberts and Shelby Darnell, ©1942 by MCA Music, A division of MCA, Inc. This song was written during World War II (1939 to 1945) and remains one of the most popular songs about the war. It primarily portrays this young man's patriotic spirit and his desire to help create or preserve a free world. Lyrics are as reprinted in Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy, New York, NY, 1976.


There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere
In a distant land so many miles away.
Only Uncle Sam's great heroes get to go there
Where I wish that I could also live some day.
I'd see Lincoln, Custer, Washington and Perry,
And Nathan Hale and Colin Kelly, too.
There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
Waving o'er the land of heroes brave and true.

In this war with its mad schemes of destruction
Of our country fair and our sweet liberty,
By the mad dictators, leaders of corruption,
Can't the U. S. use a mountain boy like me?
God gave me the right to be a free American,
And for that precious right I'd gladly die.
There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
That is where I want to live when I die.

Though I realize I'm crippled, that is true, sir,
Please don't judge my courage by my twisted leg.
Let me show my Uncle Sam what I can do, sir,
Let me help to bring the Axis down a peg.
If I do some great deed I will be a hero,
And a hero brave is what I want to be.
There's a Star-Spangled Banner waving somewhere,
In that heaven there should be a place for me.

189 posted on 11/29/2002 5:01:55 PM PST by Dubya
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks Tonk,

I am still praying for the troops.
190 posted on 11/29/2002 5:05:01 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: E.G.C.

Candles for Ted Maher and his family.

191 posted on 11/29/2002 5:05:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: redhead; Ragtime Cowgirl; tomkow6
Oh, oh, redhead. Maybe Ragtime can bring a thermos of coffee. I don't drink it, therefore I don't know how to make it. (Altho tom took up a collection and bought me a coffeemaker once. Alas, I left it home.)
192 posted on 11/29/2002 5:11:14 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"Oh, oh, redhead. Maybe Ragtime can bring a thermos of coffee."

No problem. I can bring my own. YOU just bring the SNOW.

193 posted on 11/29/2002 5:12:37 PM PST by redhead
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Ok, I'm ready to ride. Giddy yup horsey.

194 posted on 11/29/2002 5:14:38 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: LaDivaLoca
for the children's sermon.

Oh, how I grew to dread this part of the service. One memorable Father's Day, after a touching recital of ball games, fishing trips and other rituals of male bonding, someone shoved a microphone into the hands of my six year old and asked him: "What do you like to do with your Dad." To which he replied: "We have burping contests, like this...
The sermon that day:Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it...

195 posted on 11/29/2002 5:16:53 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I had wanted to post this yesterday for the troops, but I was not online. Sorry it is a day late . . .


196 posted on 11/29/2002 5:18:51 PM PST by Mr_Magoo
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To: Mr_Magoo
#192 LOL.
197 posted on 11/29/2002 5:22:18 PM PST by Dubya
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To: Dubya
If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you ?

Thanks for these timely words of wisdom, Dubya.

My daughter came home from college and ran up our home phone bill to $600.00. My car insurance bill just came in, and to insure her 1991 Honda with PIP costs more than our 2 other vehicles with comprehensive coverage. She is in the living room watching "Spinal Tap" on full volume. But earlier in the evening we had a discussion about women and the military...

198 posted on 11/29/2002 5:29:21 PM PST by Dutchgirl
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To: Aeronaut
yesterday!
199 posted on 11/29/2002 5:31:29 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Dutchgirl
LOL She is lucky to have you to help her.
200 posted on 11/29/2002 5:40:25 PM PST by Dubya
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