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The FReeper Foxhole - Memorial Day - May 26, 2008
May 26, 2008 | snippy and samwolf

Posted on 05/26/2008 7:03:26 AM PDT by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.

Amen.
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FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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Memorial Day 2008






"Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day." -- VFW 2002 Memorial Day address

Memorial Day used to be a solemn day of mourning, a sacred day of remembrance to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Businesses closed for the day. Towns held parades honoring the fallen, the parade routes often times ending at a local cemetery, where Memorial Day speeches were given and prayers offered up. People took the time that day to clean and decorate with flowers and flags the graves of those the fell in service to their country.

Unfortunately, when Congress made Memorial day into a mandatory three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363), it made it all the easier for us to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day.





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To: alfa6

Well we could’ve just closed the door, but I was concerned she’d wake up disoriented.


201 posted on 10/11/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: alfa6
If you don’t mind me asking what did it cost and about how many hours to build the Compass Rose?

Costwise, I have not added the receipts up.

Time wise, I don't know hours really. It's been many evenings and weekends for about 5 months to get it "campable". I still need to finish it. Literally even, since the spar varnish still must go on. The fenders are another thing to do.

If you'll notice the ugly utility trailer fenders went camping. I have these to mount, once I figure how:

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202 posted on 10/11/2008 3:48:19 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Thanks for the reply and info. From what I recall on the price on the 4x10 red oak plywood it won’t be cheap. And IT does not sound like it would be a three weekend project-)

Tell the working stiff and the Princess Helper good job for me

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


203 posted on 10/11/2008 5:05:02 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Yea! You completed right on target & what a beaut the Rose is!

Poor itty bitty girl rolling out....but she really is styling the barbie band-aids.

Looks like a wonderful time PE & I just have to say what wonderful parents you & your Mrs are.

By the end of the trip the boat had acquired gun ports, a stern gallery and poop deck and a forecastle.

The engineer in you never rests does he???? :)

Thanks for pinging me to this!

204 posted on 10/12/2008 5:59:14 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery

Well that is just cool as all getout! Looks like ya’ll have a most excellent family outing there. Great job to all of you on that teardrop. I am impressed!!! :-)


205 posted on 10/13/2008 7:27:53 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Professional Engineer; SAMWolf; Samwise; snippy_about_it; Wneighbor; All

Speaking of campers check this out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0TysIn0

I recall seeing something like this for American cars back in the 70s, but it didn’t last for whatever reason.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


206 posted on 10/13/2008 5:27:45 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: AZamericonnie
Looks like a wonderful time PE & I just have to say what wonderful parents you & your Mrs are.

Why, thank you.

The engineer in you never rests does he???? :)

Not very often.

207 posted on 10/13/2008 6:44:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Wneighbor
Well that is just cool as all getout!

Thanks 'Neighbor.

208 posted on 10/13/2008 6:45:30 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it; Samwise

Just realized I posted at the Foxhole & didn’t say hello to the hosts....Hiya snippy & samwise!:)


209 posted on 10/13/2008 8:04:37 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Professional Engineer

Wonderful, it is very cool.


210 posted on 10/14/2008 2:16:46 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: alfa6
My first job after my extremely short stint at the University of Science, Music and Culture was at a laundromat and car wash.

LOL.

211 posted on 10/14/2008 2:19:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

That’s pretty awesome, PE. When are you building mine?


212 posted on 10/21/2008 7:24:04 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Professional Engineer; alfa6; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
Hear ye. Hear ye. Let it be known that on this day Samwise of the Shire paid $2.28.9 a gallon for gasoline at the local Speedway.
213 posted on 10/23/2008 7:28:42 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

Greetings o Samwise :-)

A week or so ago when gas got down to 2.88 at the local C-Store I accused the Guys of trying to put OPEC out of business!

Off to work I must go Have a great day

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


214 posted on 10/24/2008 2:26:16 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Samwise

I gotta build one for the kids now. Next step will be to get triple tow legalized here.


215 posted on 10/24/2008 10:41:57 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Samwise

Here in the northern part of the country of Texas, we’re seeing upper 2.40’s.


216 posted on 10/24/2008 10:43:30 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: alfa6

LOL. From the great state of Indiana....


217 posted on 10/24/2008 12:26:15 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: AZamericonnie; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

You got the wrong Sam. SAMWolf is the cohost of the Foxhole. I’m just the hobbit who leaves spitballs all over the place. But “hello” anyway!


218 posted on 10/24/2008 12:30:27 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: alfa6; Professional Engineer

If I were a cynic, I’d say prices will soar after the election.


219 posted on 10/24/2008 12:32:10 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise; AZamericonnie; SAMWolf

LOL. Yep, we’re still finding spitballs in the Foxhole.


220 posted on 10/24/2008 1:36:25 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Samwise

Get out of town! You could with those gas prices. I paid 2.49 today, can’t even remember when it was that low.


221 posted on 10/24/2008 1:37:23 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Samwise; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it

Oopsie....confusing “Sam’s” am I?

Well.....gives me chance to wish you all wonderful weekend!:)


222 posted on 10/24/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: AZamericonnie

That’s okay, we knew what you meant and Samwise was always the teacher’s (Samwolf) pet so she deserved a mention. :-)


223 posted on 10/24/2008 4:48:07 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer; alfa6

Holy Moley! I just paid $2.13 a gallon.

Oh boy, are we gonna pay through the nose after the elections.

224 posted on 10/27/2008 11:20:08 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

2.09 in North Kansas City last Friday according to the daughter:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


225 posted on 10/27/2008 2:56:52 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Samwise; snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer; alfa6

PBBBBBBBT!


226 posted on 10/27/2008 4:40:35 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: alfa6

$2.09 is incredible. I never thought I’d see gas under $3 again. Too bad they won’t stay there.


227 posted on 10/28/2008 5:40:20 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

I would not be surprised to see the price of gas stay at around $2.00 give or take .25 for the next year or so. Gas/oil prices are cyclical in nature and we will be on a down cycle for a while.

I hope:-)

The best thing to do will be to drill here, drill now but with oil prices depressed the sheeple will forget till prices go back up.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


228 posted on 10/28/2008 7:09:23 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6; snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer

Holey Moley! Gas is $1.88 today.


229 posted on 10/29/2008 11:12:02 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

Good night Irene! We heard it was lowest in Indiana. The lowest we’ve seen it here is 2.26.


230 posted on 10/29/2008 2:24:28 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it
We actually had news crews in town.

It's only fair. We've been paying 20 to 30 cents more than Indianapolis since forever. Now, we are the lowest in Indiana.

I credit cell phones. We've been broadtexting the cheapest prices. Moms, kids, we all do it. LOL

But we're gonna pay after the election; I just know it.

231 posted on 10/29/2008 2:32:31 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: snippy_about_it

Just in. Gas is $1.82.


232 posted on 10/29/2008 3:52:28 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; alfa6

I love Rufus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=9ieWrWLjii0


233 posted on 02/06/2009 9:40:09 AM PST by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

Howdy Samwise, good to see you

How goes everything in The Shire?

Back to work I must go

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


234 posted on 02/06/2009 9:53:20 AM PST by alfa6
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To: Samwise

Wow! That’d make a handy weapon.


235 posted on 02/06/2009 6:36:00 PM PST by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

I bet he’d be great with SPITBALLS.


236 posted on 02/06/2009 6:40:57 PM PST by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

LOL. And he doesn’t even really aim. It’s like a reflex. Pretty cool.


237 posted on 02/06/2009 6:59:57 PM PST by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; alfa6

Watch the video. Incredible.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5043428/Worlds-biggest-train-set-revealed.html


238 posted on 04/06/2009 9:24:04 PM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Professional Engineer

Greetings o Samwise, hope everything is well in the Shire this fine April Morn. That is a pretty cool video, always wanted to go to Germany, now maybe I have an extra good reason

Speaking of train sets this was on Craigslist a few days back...

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/clt/1103117993.html

Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, I could not figure out how to fit it in the house:-)

regards

alfa6 ;>}


239 posted on 04/07/2009 5:32:21 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: alfa6
That's what our house would look like if Hubby had the extra money. The airplanes in the garage are bad enough. :^)

We are fine. Nothing new, except Hobbit Lass keeps growing up.

240 posted on 04/07/2009 9:56:44 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

That’s the problem with babies, puppies and kittens, they grow up:-)

Does she graduate this year, if I may inquire?

Regards

alfa6 :>}


241 posted on 04/07/2009 10:32:13 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: alfa6
She has only one more year of high school after this. Sigh.... The How Are We Going To Pay For College panic has begun to set in. We were going to get loans, but it doesn't look like there will be any. !!!???
242 posted on 04/07/2009 10:49:00 AM PDT by Samwise ("Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.")
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To: Samwise

Steve found this last week, isn’t it great! I’d love to see it in person.


243 posted on 04/07/2009 2:56:05 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; PAR35; alfa6; E.G.C.; Samwise; ...

Sending out a prayer request to a lot of old freeper friends here:

My youngest daughter is dating a guy (Jeff) who is currently serving in Iraq. Couple of weeks ago Jeff’s convoy was hit by “something” we don’t have details still. What we knew is that his uniform was destroyed but he was back on the job in a few days. He was still having to see medics to have some shrapnel removed every day.

He was back to work 2 days ago and escorting another convoy. This morning, daughter received a message from one of Jeff’s buddies. They had to take Jeff into emergency for severe internal pain in his stomach and chest. He was evacuated and the buddies don’t know what is happening back on base at the hospital. (They are still on convoy.)

That is all the information that we have. He’s in a hospital, probably in Baghdad. Unknown problem. Unknown condition.

Thank you all for prayers. I know you are all prayer warriors for our troops.


244 posted on 05/15/2009 7:51:55 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor

BTTT


245 posted on 05/15/2009 9:10:37 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: E.G.C.; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; Rose in RoseBear; ...

Thanks for prayers. I know I missed some on my ping here cause I can’t remember who all I typed “to”.

But, Just heard from Myranda who just heard from Jeff in the hospital in Baghdad. Thankfully, his problem is not related to the wounding week before last. He has kidney stones. Myranda said he’s still in a lot of pain so I’m sure he appreciates your prayers in that also.

Thanks to all!
Wneighbor


246 posted on 05/15/2009 11:37:16 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor

Thanks for including me in the ping. We’ll keep Jeff in our prayers.

Kidney stones are no fun when they hit you when your well.


247 posted on 05/15/2009 11:40:44 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: Wneighbor

Sound like Jeff will be okay but kidney stones are no fun. Been there etc.

Will keep the lad and the daughter in our thoughts that all goes and ends well

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


248 posted on 05/15/2009 11:56:53 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: Wneighbor

BTTT


249 posted on 05/15/2009 12:10:28 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Wneighbor

Whew! Thank goodness although kidney stones can be bad too! Prayers for a quick recovery.


250 posted on 05/15/2009 2:04:21 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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