Skip to comments.Winter Creeps Into Our FReeps - Olney, MD - Wk 307, Dec. 10, 2011
Posted on 12/15/2011 3:36:41 AM PST by trooprally
As everyone is aware, winter is creeping closer. In the western parts of Maryland there has been several "measurable" snow falls. I know, several inches is nothing compared to some places, but here in Maryland, it is the talk of the day.
The colder weather is still bearable but the wind today made it uncomfortable. The flags looked good though.
BufordP - This flag is for you.
Patriots in Olney on this Saturday are: Lurker Bill and FReepers Fraxinus, GunsAreOK, iMacMan, [Mrs] T and myself.
iMacMan has been out with us the last month or so. iMac is a "cold weather" FReeper since he cannot make it during the warmer summer months. With the Friday night Walter Reed rallies no longer happening, Cindy-True-Supporter does not make it to Olney on a regular bases. It is tough to travel a little over an hour one way to stand with us for an hour.
But Cindy-True-Supporter did travel to Florida this past weekend. During our years at Walter Reed, she "adopted" Juan, a wounded warrior. His family was not local so they could not always be with Juan through his recovery. This weekend Juan received the keys to a house specially adapted for him through Homes for Wounded Warriors Project. He drove himself to the house in a Hertz rental that had been adapted for people with physical difficulties. What Juan did not expect was a Patriot Guard Riders and police escort to his house, and the neighbors had banners and flags lining the last 2 blocks to his house, and the neighbors also had a big party and speeches for him. Cindy said that she was over whelmed by the whole event. Sorry, no pictures of this event.
Back to a cold and brisk Olney.
BELOW LEFT: iMacMan and Fraxinus BELOW RIGHT: Fraxinus, iMacMan and GunsAreOK.
BELOW LEFT: Myself and Fraxinus. Being a small sociable group, one does not have to walk far to talk with each other. BELOW RIGHT: Lurker Bill found time to FReep with us while the turkey for the DC Chapter Christmas Party was in the oven.
If you live in northern VA and want a short cut to Olney See Post 39 Here. It's an easy 20 minute drive from the American Legion Bridge.
A special Thanks to a FReeper FRiend for enhancing the original plain type directions.
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What a beautiful thing all around.
What an awesome story about Juan. Gave me chills, which had nothing to do with your weather report of standing in the cold in Olney ;~}
Yes, Cindy_True_Supporter does a lot for our Wounded Warriors. Her reward was being able to go to Florida and see Juan receive the keys to his house.
Getting into Walter Reed-Bethesda to have an event for the wounded is proving to be a challenge by every one, even Patriot Guard Riders. Back in 2005, old Walter Reed was hard to get into until Landry Fan got thru the red tape. Then Cindy_True_Supporter and several other FReepers were regulars with our troops. But back then the military was not accustomed to the out pouring of love for our troops.
Sorry I did not know about Cindy’s trip...What city was it in? We have had several homes dedicated to troops locally.
It looks like the wind is the beginning of the winter weather for your events!
To be honest, the city eludes [Mrs] T and myself at this time. We believe it was on the Gulf side.
Be safe in your travels.
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