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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....01-21-03...The American Idea
jwfiv and Billie | jwfiv

Posted on 01/21/2003 5:59:29 AM PST 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.

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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.




                     







We Are The World




The American Idea
by jwfiv

Always I've carried the memory of standing in our front yard, under the great tree, pondering the just-acquired information that my neighborhood was only a small part of a big, round planet, and there was a place clear over on the other side of it called India, which was full of first-graders just like myself.




A typical Grail Castle moment of wonder as
my world enlarged
that afternoon.

The thought I remember so clearly is:

"I could have been
born over there...
but, I'd still be me."






        I learned that my corner of the globe was called America, and grew up to know that we are a country of free individuals, and the story of America is the tale of a brave and hardy people creating a Nation that embodied an Idea unique in all the history of nations.
That idea being that the individual person is endowed by the Creator with those famous and notorious "certain inalienable rights".
In the New World, it is the common man and woman who rule by Divine Right, not the king, emperor, priest, pharaoh or caliph, as in the Old World.
Holy smokes, what a grand thought... how reckless and bold and daring, yet how grounded in a faith in the worth and goodness of Man.
Declaration of Independence This revolutionary American Idea means that to be an American is to be guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and to understand that all people have the same right.....
all, everywhere.
From the first colonies, on through nationhood, Americans were from the European ethos, with its history and tradition of conquest and empire. This being a way not just of Europe, but most all of Man gone before.
For the Nation to be true to our Founding Idea, the Cornerstone of that City on the Hill, our task has been to honor and carry with us the best of the inherited culture, but also to unlearn the lessons and discard the ways of our forebears when they conflicted with our own charter.
The American ethos is a tradition and history of freedom and opportunity for every citizen...we don't colonize but liberate, and share, as best we can, not just wealth and comfort, gadgets and cheeseburgers, but, the Idea, so that all people in all nations may know their own inalienable rights, and be empowered to pursue their own destiny.
Of course, not all soil is good soil, and the Seed of Freedom will sometimes not take hold and flower unless the ground is turned over, and over, and over. It is said the Tree of Liberty is watered with the blood of patriots.
The generations must pass before this unlearning of the Old World's ways can be accomplished. This is so for us, as well as others, but, as Americans, we have a head start..



Three world wars, two very hot and one cold but no less dark and bloody, were waged in the 20th Century and the American Idea has proven triumphant beyond anyone's hope or vision, save a few optimists and visionaries, the beloved Ronaldus Magnus chief amongst them.






Another generation brings us to now, today, as the world turns over again before our eyes.
America finds itself in a war for survival, not just of our Nation, but of the Idea.
The Old Ways of Man can sense, and they bitterly resent, the global spread of Liberty, American-style, so they rear their tails, like scorpions, to strike our lives and poison our faith in That which sustains, inspires and transforms the world.
With this war on terror now upon us, we have a President who chooses to stand and meet the challenge.
The American Military wrote a new chapter in the history of warfare with its campaign to crush the Taliban and free the people of Afghanistan, and in the year since has been tracking and killing and caging their terrorist kin all over the world.




The President may soon again send our boys and girls and men and women in uniform into fierce battle...an imperative, as he knows the scorpions intend to strike a blow more crippling than September 11.
I believe this weighs heavy upon our Commander-In-Chief¹s caring heart.
No one devoted to the Idea will be glad at the necessity of war. But, in the tradition of the reluctant warrior, leader, prophet or ring-bearer, the task is given him, and he rises to meet it.
As the President said, we wage war not to conquer, but to liberate ourselves and our allies from the threat of death and destruction. In turn, this will bring liberation to the people of those threatening nations now ruled by the despotic and insane elites devoted to the Old Ways.
Our necessary battle is to keep our people safe and free, to free the people now in bondage...and, to keep the Idea bright and alive and available to all the world, so that, just like that American kid wondering under the great tree long ago, first-graders everywhere may be guaranteed the right to be whoever they are, whoever they want to become.
May God always bless America, and keep our President and troops and all our people safe from harm, and victorious in war.
(And, personally, may I add: I'm damn grateful for the American Idea...Thank You, Lord.)

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From St. Matthew, Chapter 7:

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men
gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.





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Thank you, JWFIV!

An outstanding, from-the-heart essay!

MORE! MORE!


Photo credits to Diogenesis and his "Gotta See This" threads for the following photos:
  1. the children in the classroom;
  2. President Bush and Condoleeza Rice;
  3. the little girl above with the baseball glove
  4. and our Pledge Graphic today.





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1 posted on 01/21/2003 5:59:29 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Aquamarine; Diver Dave; JustAmy; ...
Good Morning, All. Hope you enjoy today's Finest! With many thanks to our Guest Writer today for this excellent contribution!


3 posted on 01/21/2003 6:03:37 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Good morning Billie and everyone.


4 posted on 01/21/2003 6:06:24 AM PST by Aeronaut (Your message imprinted here)
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To: Billie
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5 posted on 01/21/2003 6:08:56 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tag Line Service Center: FREE Tag Line with Every Monthly Donation to FR. Get Yours. Inquire Within)
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To: Aeronaut
Good morning, Aeronaut. Always glad to see your early morning flyover. All is well. :)
6 posted on 01/21/2003 6:12:02 AM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Good halo!! I always worried about you sitting on a lower branch: this is the perfect solution.
7 posted on 01/21/2003 6:13:53 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Fiddlstix
'Morning, Music Man. We doing Beach Boys today? :)
8 posted on 01/21/2003 6:14:12 AM PST by Billie
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To: jwfiv; Billie
That was great. Our necessary battle is to keep our people safe and free, to free the people now in bondage...and, to keep the Idea bright and alive and available to all the world My boyfriend says one shouldn't think about politics too much -- one gets angry. But I don't get angry thinking about this country. I really don't. Billie, your simple and true graphics presentation went perfectly with this!
9 posted on 01/21/2003 6:17:33 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Billie; jwfiv
Very good essay Jwfiv.

You are right about the majority of the people of the world seeing only our Golden Arches, MTV, Hollywood and soap opera news. They don't see the liberty and the sacrifices made for that liberty and the true desire of our people to see the rest of the world to enjoy that same freedom. We are more than what the rest of world sees outwardly and you have distilled that into a solid essay.

10 posted on 01/21/2003 6:17:42 AM PST by ladtx
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To: jwfiv

11 posted on 01/21/2003 6:18:18 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: Billie
'Morning, Music Man. We doing Beach Boys today? :)

LOL. Sure thing J

12 posted on 01/21/2003 6:18:55 AM PST by Fiddlstix (Tag Line Service Center: FREE Tag Line with Every Monthly Donation to FR. Get Yours. Inquire Within)
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To: Billie
Hi Billie and all. What has poor Louie done? Why is Louie being ostracized? Good morning Louie. Perhaps it is your deodorant.
13 posted on 01/21/2003 6:20:34 AM PST by Temple Owl
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To: Billie; All



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14 posted on 01/21/2003 6:27:41 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Billie; jwfiv
Mornin' y'all. Good essay. Now who's got the coffee?? *YAWN*

15 posted on 01/21/2003 6:37:35 AM PST by sweetliberty (RATS out!)
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To: Billie
Hi, Billie!

Where Am I in that graphic?

I could be on the branch with Louie! :^)

16 posted on 01/21/2003 6:52:40 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: Billie
I have lib "friends" who actually wanted to go to DC to participate in the "protest." They actually believe W wants this war to make up for his dad's loose end. When they said they wanted to go it made me sick. After reading this, it makes me sad for all the children in the world they are letting down.
17 posted on 01/21/2003 6:54:41 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Edwards sucks AND loves peaceniks: (excuse my French))
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To: jwfiv
A beautiful and moving essay, JW!
18 posted on 01/21/2003 6:57:55 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: Lee'sGhost
I'm gonna ((HUG)) a ghost again!

Good Morning, (((((LG)))))!

19 posted on 01/21/2003 6:59:05 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
(((((FTH)))))0
20 posted on 01/21/2003 6:59:54 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: Billie; jwfiv
Outstanding essay today. From the visual presentation to the absolute words of beauty and truth....I am speechless.

I sat a little taller in my chair and puffed myself up a little bigger as I swelled with pride for my country and my patriots......

Of course, not all soil is good soil, and the Seed of Freedom will sometimes not take hold and flower unless the ground is turned over, and over, and over. It is said the Tree of Liberty is watered with the blood of patriots.

This quote is going up on the wall of my office with credit being given to its author; "jwfiv of Free republic." This has been a great morning for me!

{{{{{{{{{{{{Billie}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} and {{{{{{{{{{{jwfiv}}}}}}}}}}}}}}...what a truly dynamic duo!

21 posted on 01/21/2003 7:02:43 AM PST by dansangel
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To: Pippin
{{Pippin}}
22 posted on 01/21/2003 7:03:41 AM PST by FreeTheHostages
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To: FreeTheHostages
You all thawed out from Saturday?
23 posted on 01/21/2003 7:07:44 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: dansangel
Hi, ((((Dansy)))))!

I'M HERE!

24 posted on 01/21/2003 7:08:50 AM PST by Pippin (Pippin: Warrior Hobbit!)
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To: Billie
In the New World, it is the common man and woman who rule by Divine Right, not the king, emperor, priest, pharaoh or caliph, as in the Old World.

What a great way to express this idea and remind us of how unique America really is. And it's true - liberty is a fragile thing and the old ways are just around the corner if we ever forget the responsibilities that come with our freedoms. I loved this essay! Thanks to JW for sharing it with us.

25 posted on 01/21/2003 7:10:30 AM PST by Puddleglum
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To: FreeTheHostages
Morning, Free! You got here early - doesn't our jwfiv have a poetic way with words? :)
26 posted on 01/21/2003 7:16:03 AM PST by Billie
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To: FreeTheHostages
Thanks again for your compliments!
27 posted on 01/21/2003 7:18:07 AM PST by Billie
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To: ladtx
I'm glad to see you again this morning and really look forward to your next regular contributions to the Finest. Know your sons are constantly on your mind - both yours and your wife's. We continue to pray for all our men and women in harm's way, but can't help being particularly protective of loved ones of all of ours.
28 posted on 01/21/2003 7:21:17 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; jwfiv
Beautiful presentation Billie and wonderful essay Jwfiv!

The democrats are the true threat to the rest of the world. If they succeed at destroying the foundation of our freedom they will ultimately destroy the world. Thankfully our Lord has a back up plan.

29 posted on 01/21/2003 7:26:47 AM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Temple Owl; ST.LOUIE1; Pippin
Hi Billie and all. What has poor Louie done? Why is Louie being ostracized? Good morning Louie. Perhaps it is your deodorant.

LOL! When I did that graphic the first time, it included only daisy, dansy, JohnHuang, Louie, Mama_Bear and me! (Our regular hostesses/host - and Louie - just 'cause he and John have such fun ribbing each other, and also because Louie has made so many of our hostess graphics for us.) Then after dutchess and FreeTheHostages came 'on board', I redid it to include them, without changing anything else.

Today, with jwfiv's essay, I thought it would be cute to add him....and MIXER, who originated and maintains our calendar, which we link everyday! He 'should' be there with the 'regulars'!

Pippin, I saw your post in My Comments about 'where were you?', and this answers your question, too!

(((((((((((HUGS))))))))))) to ALL, whether pictured with the owls or not!

30 posted on 01/21/2003 7:33:11 AM PST by Billie
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Thanks for the link to the petition, Tonk!
31 posted on 01/21/2003 7:35:54 AM PST by Billie
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To: sweetliberty
Morning, sweetliberty! What a sweet graphic!
32 posted on 01/21/2003 7:36:59 AM PST by Billie
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To: Pippin; Lee'sGhost
Morning, Miss Pip! Wish I could put EVERYONE in that graphic, but it would be way too big to post then!

(We'll pretend your hugs to Lee'SGhost have rubbed off on you and you're invisible, too, and you ARE sitting on that branch BETWEEN Louie and LG!) :)

33 posted on 01/21/2003 7:39:43 AM PST by Billie
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To: Lee'sGhost
Morning to you, LG. It's hard to believe all the people who aren't supporting our President's efforts in keeping our country safe and free.
34 posted on 01/21/2003 7:41:37 AM PST by Billie
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To: dansangel
Hi, Dansy! Thank you for YOUR beautiful and moving words this morning! Hugs back to you!!!!
35 posted on 01/21/2003 7:43:58 AM PST by Billie
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To: Puddleglum
Morning, Puddleglum! Good to see you here again today! Jw's essay is truly a thing of beauty - I love the way he writes. We have so many talented people on FR, and so many of are right here on the Finest!
36 posted on 01/21/2003 7:46:41 AM PST by Billie
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To: Aquamarine
Thanks, Aqua! It was such fun working with his 'stuff' again!
37 posted on 01/21/2003 7:47:53 AM PST by Billie
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To: Pippin
Pippin! Glad to see you were promoted. Ghosts need hugs, too. Thanks.

Back at ya. (((((Pippin)))))!
38 posted on 01/21/2003 7:48:36 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Edwards sucks AND loves peaceniks: (excuse my French))
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To: Billie
We appreciate your thoughts.
I've got the theme set for my next contribution and think it will be appropriate for my first essay, sort of sets the tone for what I would like to do.
39 posted on 01/21/2003 7:54:22 AM PST by ladtx
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To: Billie
A halo. LOL

Morning, BillieBlue!

Havin' a little fun with Louie, huh? : )

He 'will' get even. : (

40 posted on 01/21/2003 8:12:27 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: FreeTheHostages
Good halo!! I always worried about you sitting on a lower branch:
this is the perfect solution.

Yeah, but Saint's don't have much fun. : (

41 posted on 01/21/2003 8:15:00 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Temple Owl
What has poor Louie done? Why is Louie being ostracized? Good morning Louie.
Perhaps it is your deodorant.

What deoderant?!

Oh, you may be right. LOL

Morning, Temp.

42 posted on 01/21/2003 8:18:45 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
deoderant=deodorant. I knew that. : (
43 posted on 01/21/2003 8:24:10 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: Billie; dansangel; daisyscarlett; Mama_Bear; dutchess; FreeTheHostages; ST.LOUIE1; Mixer; ...
A sleepy and up-too-late Good Morning to all our Hostesses...and all my fellows Owls...it's a pleasure to be having coffee with all y'all...)

Yesterday sneaked up on me as an unsought day off...today, I'm lookin' for another, but noooooooooo...gotta get into office space...however, good java and all your smiles start my workday in wonderful fashion...thank you...)

Extra thanks and tip of my hat to Billie, for her Freeper-style TLC and designer's eye in making my words presentable.

I'll be needing the cup refilled all day long as I take my usual seat in the corner booth...I'm the one with a baseball bat beside me, hoping that George Clooney may come walking by so I can talk some sense into him.


44 posted on 01/21/2003 8:27:25 AM PST by jwfiv
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To: jwfiv
Great essay!

A pleasure meeting you, JW.

45 posted on 01/21/2003 8:27:45 AM PST by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
A halo. LOL
Morning, BillieBlue!
Havin' a little fun with Louie, huh? : )
He 'will' get even. : (

Always have fun with Louie wolf! The halo was there before - just had to make it bigger, for jw's and mix's words to make sense! :)

But you know that I love you! :)

46 posted on 01/21/2003 8:31:57 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
:)


47 posted on 01/21/2003 8:32:23 AM PST by jwfiv
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Well, there you are! And you brought bluebonnets from the Texas Hill Country!

I'll have another cup of coffee with you as we sit in that corner booth and wave to everyone. :)

48 posted on 01/21/2003 8:34:09 AM PST by Billie
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To: jwfiv
Oh, golly, that is beautiful! Thank you!
49 posted on 01/21/2003 8:37:12 AM PST by Billie
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To: dansangel
Hey, Dansy...thank you...I knew I'd hang someday, and on your office wall sounds like an agreeable place to string a rope...)

Hope your day is smooth and easy.

50 posted on 01/21/2003 8:37:18 AM PST by jwfiv
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