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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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1 posted on 11/29/2002 1:46:54 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; MoJo2001; Ragtime Cowgirl; bluesagewoman; SK1 Thurman; SevenofNine; zip; ...
Please stop in and say hi to our military lurkers.
Post your holiday graphics, jokes, prayers, stories, music, links etc.

Will you take some time to put a smile on a military lurkers face today?


Thank You All for your support of the military, their families and veterans.
2 posted on 11/29/2002 1:49:05 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska; coteblanche; SK1 Thurman; radu; MoJo2001; Teacup; BringingUpPatriots; ...
From the men in the Military and the Canteen


3 posted on 11/29/2002 1:55:17 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Todays transportation for you and the Girlz.


4 posted on 11/29/2002 1:56:25 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: carlo3b
Help Wanted
Canteen resident chef to post holiday recipes and/or graphics
Full Time / Part Time.
Pay = none EXCEPT the satisfaction in knowing you helped someone in the military smile.

5 posted on 11/29/2002 2:08:15 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good morning Tonk!


6 posted on 11/29/2002 2:11:57 AM PST by petuniasevan
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To: petuniasevan
Good Morning!
Thanks for being the 1st to post a Holiday Graphic!
7 posted on 11/29/2002 2:13:44 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; LindaSOG; tomkow6; bentfeather; Radix; Valin; ...
GOOD MORNING! TGIF!! I hope everyone's recuperated from the feasts of yesterday.

Good morning, afternoon, or evening troops, veterans, and allies! Thank You for all you do, or have done, to keep our country free. You're in my thoughts and prayers daily.

It's time for me to head to my bat cave for some much-needed shuteye but I whipped up a little breakfast first. Not too heavy, just a little something to start the day.


8 posted on 11/29/2002 2:19:36 AM PST by radu
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
What beautiful poinsettias, Tonk. A great way to kick off the Holiday Season!
9 posted on 11/29/2002 2:33:28 AM PST by radu
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good morning Tonk.


10 posted on 11/29/2002 2:50:36 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All
Good morning everyone

Hope your Thanksgiving was great
11 posted on 11/29/2002 2:58:08 AM PST by firewalk
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; SassyMom; MistyCA; SAMWolf; Kathy in Alaska; JohnHuang2; COB1; lodwick; ..
Mornin', everybody !


Have a cup while you FReep !




For those who prefer hot chocolate.....





12 posted on 11/29/2002 3:00:46 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All
Click for current time
in Afghanistan

13 posted on 11/29/2002 3:41:10 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

A PRAYER OF PROTECTION

The light of God surround you
The love of God enfold you
The power of God protect you
The presence of God watch over you
Wherever you are,God is,
And all is well.
Amen.

.

Bless This House







Bless this house O Lord we pray;


Make it safe by night and day;


Bless these walls so firm and stout,


Keeping want and trouble out:


Bless the roof and chimneys tall,


Let thy peace lie over all;


Bless this door, that it may prove


ever open to joy and love.








Bless these windows shining bright,


Letting in God's heav'nly light;


Bless the hearth a'blazing there,


with smoke ascending like a prayer;


Bless the folk who dwell within,


keep them pure and free from sin;


Bless us all that we may be


Fit O Lord to dwell with thee;


Bless us all that one day we


May dwell O Lord with thee.






.

(Click on praying hands above,
or on banner at the top to hear the music)


14 posted on 11/29/2002 3:42:24 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: American Preservative; E.G.C.; PhilDragoo; Landru

FREE TED MAHER

Click on Ted for Ted Maher Thread

15 posted on 11/29/2002 3:43:30 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; rintense; bentfeather; DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet

Duty ~ Honor ~ Country

Click above to visit "A Day in the Life of President Bush"

16 posted on 11/29/2002 3:44:49 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; Aeronaut; MistyCA; MeeknMing
Good mornin. This pat(part) of Maine is 15deg F and a few cirrus. Kath,no snow here on the ground.We have had a couple snows of a couple inches but melted fast. The next one won't.There is mist on the cove,MistyCV.
17 posted on 11/29/2002 4:28:07 AM PST by larryjohnson
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To: All

Just a reminder:

Military Lurkers:

Quoting Tonk:

Feel free to e-mail me at  seaside611@hotmail.com with your ideas about what you would like to see in the Canteen.

 

As several others have said,

This CANTEEN is FOR our Veterans; moreover, THIS CANTEEN IS FOR OUR TROOPS!

  A reminder to Canteen Crew NOT to post any responses they get UNLESS the person asked them to.

18 posted on 11/29/2002 4:41:03 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: Kathy in Alaska
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag."
- Charles M. Province

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
- Ronald Reagan

"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
- Calvin Coolidge

==================================

This prayer was written by the late Petty Officer H B Shipstone of HMAS SYDNEY - 1941. It is read each year at the HMAS SYDNEY Memorial Service in Carnarvon at the Quobba Memorial, overlooking the ocean where it is believed SYDNEY and PO Shipstone went down.

Let me live, O Mighty Master,
Through this war. Yet if I'm slain
Tasting triumph and disaster
Joy, and not too much of pain
Let me roam the raging waters
For a while to love and laugh
And when I'm beneath the ocean,
Let this be my Epitaph -

"There sleeps one who took his chances
In that war-crazed tragic hell
Battled luck and circumstances,
Loved and laughed, but fought and fell
Victor, then he did no crowing
Wounded, then he did not wail;
Cursed and swore, but kept going,
Never let his courage fail.

He was fallible and human,
Therefore loved and understood
By his fellow men and women
Whether good, or not so good.
Kept his spirit undiminished
Had a laugh for every friend,
Fought for freedom till it finished,
Lived, loved, laughed, until the end.

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From an officer of the Aussie Navy to my brothers in arms around the world.

19 posted on 11/29/2002 4:41:14 AM PST by Dundee
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To: LindaSOG; radu; Johnny Gage; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Kathy in Alaska; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
Good morning, Tonk! Good morning, EVERBODY!

Good Morning, TROOPS!


20 posted on 11/29/2002 4:41:46 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: LindaSOG; radu; Johnny Gage; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Kathy in Alaska; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
Today's FEEBLE attempt at humor:

A woman went to the doctor's office. where she was seen by
one of the new doctors, but after about 4 minutes in the
examination room, she burst out, screaming as she ran down
the hall.

An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was,
and she told him her story. After listening, he had her
sit down and relax in another room.

The older doctor marched down the hallway to the back where
the first doctor was and demanded, "What's the matter with you?
Mrs. Terry is 63 years old, she has four grown children and
seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"

The new doctor continued to write on his clipboard and
without looking up said, "Does she still have the hiccups?
21 posted on 11/29/2002 4:45:08 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; All

22 posted on 11/29/2002 4:55:24 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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Good Morning tomkow

Good Morning TROOPS
23 posted on 11/29/2002 4:57:46 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: radu
Good morning radu!

FOOD LOOKS GOOD

Sleep well night Diva
24 posted on 11/29/2002 5:00:20 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
Good morning, Ms Feather!
25 posted on 11/29/2002 5:08:02 AM PST by tomkow6
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26 posted on 11/29/2002 5:26:12 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: LindaSOG; radu; Johnny Gage; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Kathy in Alaska; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
Hillary Clinton goes to her doctor for a physical, only to find
out that she's pregnant. She is furious. Here she's in the middle
of her first term as Senator of New York and this has happened to
her. She calls home, gets Bill on the phone and immediately starts
screaming; "How could you have let this happen? With all that's
going on right now, you go and get me pregnant! How could you?
I can't believe this! I just found out I am five weeks pregnant
and it is all your fault! Your fault! Well, what have you got
to say?"

There is nothing but dead silence on the phone.

She screams again, "Did you hear me?"

Finally she hears Bill's very, very quiet voice. In a barely
audible whisper, he says, "Who is this?"
27 posted on 11/29/2002 5:26:51 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: LindaSOG; radu; Johnny Gage; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Kathy in Alaska; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
A Greenville, Pennsylvania man bit off more
than he could chew when he robbed a home.
He broke into a home to steal the Thanksgiving
dinner that was left over from the family meal.

He had a hard time balancing the partially
eaten turkey, full relish tray, devilled eggs
and vegetables stacked on top of each other
and so left a trail of food leading right up
to his home.
28 posted on 11/29/2002 5:32:06 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; tomkow6; LindaSOG; bentfeather; radu; SevenofNine; ...
Good morning, troops! Hope everyone is doing well. Just got back from SHOPPING!! Woohoo!!!

Happy Hanukkah To Our Jewish Friends and Allies!! Be safe! May you have continued peace, prosperity, good health, and fortune!

29 posted on 11/29/2002 5:33:10 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: tomkow6
so left a trail of food leading right up to his home.

Can you say "LOSER!"? LOL!! Hysterical!!

30 posted on 11/29/2002 5:34:17 AM PST by MoJo2001
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Good morning, bentfeather! How are you today? Hope you have a great day!! *HUGS*
31 posted on 11/29/2002 5:34:51 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: LindaSOG; radu; Johnny Gage; Radix; bentfeather; LaDivaLoca; Kathy in Alaska; WVNan; SassyMom; ...
Upcoming Thanksgiving Themed Movies

30 - To Kill A Walking Bird
29 - What Turkeys Want
28 - My Best Friend's Dressing
27 - The Wishbone Collector
26 - Thighs Wide Shut
25 - The Texas Coleslaw Massacre
24 - Gobbled In 60 Seconds
23 - Casserolablanca
22 - Buffy The Turkey Slayer
21 - The Fabulous Baster Boys
20 - Big Mommas Roast
19 - 12 Hungry Men
18 - Turkey Quest
17 - Silence of the Yams
16 - A Fistful Of Stuffing
15 - A Turkey Called Wanda
14 - For Love of The Game Hen
13 - The Full Turkey
12 - I Know What You Ate Last Winter
11 - Deep Brown Gravy
10 - All the President's Menu
9 - Pretty Turkey
8 - White Meat Can't Jump
7 - When Harry Met Salad
6 - Get Turkey
5 - Three Menu's And A Some Gravy
4 - The Story of U.S.
3 - The Sixth Helping
2 - Turkey Run
1 - The Wing and I
32 posted on 11/29/2002 5:35:55 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Kathy in Alaska; PhilDragoo; E.G.C.; American Preservative; All
Lighting A Candle In Support of Ted Maher, his family, friends, and supporters! May God watch over all of you during this most difficult of times.


33 posted on 11/29/2002 5:37:36 AM PST by MoJo2001
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Good morning, MoJo! Ready for a little morning exercise? JumpingJacks! Ready? Begin: One-two one -two
34 posted on 11/29/2002 5:38:40 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning, Aeronaut! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! How's Otto doing? *HUGS* Thank you for posting your wonderful plane everyday. It means a lot to all that visit the Canteen! *HUGS*
35 posted on 11/29/2002 5:39:03 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Take that sign out of the window...I'm your guy! Where do I sign-up.. Got any coffee?
36 posted on 11/29/2002 5:41:01 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: MoJo2001
MONACO, FREE TED MAHER NOW!!!!!!
37 posted on 11/29/2002 5:44:56 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; radu; bentfeather; LindaSOG; southerngrit; TEXOKIE; MissAmericanPie; ...
WOW!! LOOK AT THIS RIDE!! WOOHOO!! CLICK ON OUR RIDE!!


38 posted on 11/29/2002 5:45:18 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: Kathy in Alaska
MONACO, FREE TED MAHER NOW!!!!!!
39 posted on 11/29/2002 5:46:03 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: tomkow6
MOJO IS READY FOR STARBUCKS!! FORGET THE JUMPING JACKS!!LOL! GOOD MORNING!!


40 posted on 11/29/2002 5:47:58 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Hey Tonk got Leftovers? This could come in handy!!! Ha!
41 posted on 11/29/2002 5:50:46 AM PST by carlo3b
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; All
Mojo, Thank you for including my Dad's picture in your tribute yesterday. I do want to clear something up, though. My Dad, who served in the USAF for 24 years,including WWII, and Korea, and who taught Taiwanese pilots to fly US planes at the height of the Cold war, did not die in action.

I hope I have not posted anything to make you think that he did. My Dad had too much respect for his fallen friends to ever want to be misrepresented as one of them.

I have so few pictures of him because my parents, after more changes in address than they had years of marriage, and after 7 kids, had a very bitter divorce. Military families make all kinds of sacrifices, and unfortunately, the few who are able to hold it all together are more and more rare these days.

My dad died of cancer, in October of 1984.He was 56. He was pretty heavily medicated on the night he died. It suprised us all when in a very clear voice, he requested clearance from the tower, identified himself and took off, with a smile on his face for the pleasure of flying. And then he was gone.

I am proud of him and proud of his service. And I am grateful to the men and women who continue to serve and sacrifice in the great tradition of the military.

42 posted on 11/29/2002 5:52:51 AM PST by Dutchgirl
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I realize that your father didn't die in action, Dutchgirl. However, he served America and his sacrifice on our behalf can never fully be repaid. I know that he must have had friends that died in action. He is still a fallen hero in my eyes. He's no longer here and his presence is missed in the country he loved so much. He must have been an amazing man! God Bless you and your family! Thank you for sharing him with all of us.
43 posted on 11/29/2002 5:57:27 AM PST by MoJo2001
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To: MoJo2001

44 posted on 11/29/2002 6:10:22 AM PST by tomkow6
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To: MoJo2001
Good morning, Aeronaut! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Good morning MoJo. We had a great thanksgiving which was also tied to my birthday, so I really cleaned up, so to speak. I hope your thanksgiving was equally blessed.

45 posted on 11/29/2002 6:14:48 AM PST by Aeronaut
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To: tomkow6
Feeble attempt at humor #2

No light shed
on stolen john case
hot line exhausted
cops
groping
for threads
nothing to go on



46 posted on 11/29/2002 6:16:09 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: larryjohnson
It was 32 this morning in Wood County, Texas (near Quitman here in the piney woods on the lake in East Texas). It was 26 yesterday a.m.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving ! Oh, what the heck! I got post this ONE more time, lol !:



47 posted on 11/29/2002 6:18:27 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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To: MoJo2001
MOJO!!!!!! Woman you're here so early!!

Glad to see you moving around momma!!
48 posted on 11/29/2002 6:28:28 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: MoJo2001
HEY SWEETNESS AND LIGHT!!!


I have just now come in from a sleigh ride in the country!

Oooooh it's so beautiful out there white freshly fallen snow all around, crisp cold air, the horses breath hanging in the cold air, a misty and captivating sight!

I'm going to get something warm to drink and have at a new new day!!

*HUGS* to you MOJO JOLT
49 posted on 11/29/2002 6:45:25 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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He had a hard time balancing the partially eaten turkey, full relish tray, devilled eggs and vegetables stacked on top of each other and so left a trail of food leading right up to his home.

In this case the cops had clues!

50 posted on 11/29/2002 6:47:55 AM PST by Soaring Feather
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