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FReeper Canteen ~ Fabulous FRiday
April 27, 2012 | Canteen Crew

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by beachn4fun

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT

Showing support and boosting the morale
of our military and our allied military
and the family members of the above.
Honoring those who have served before.

Remember the Good Old Days?
Sock Hops?
Drive-in Movies?
Buddy Holly?
Or other things that made it Fabulous?
You know, before cellphones?
Come on in and share your memories.
Or take a trip back in time.

Tonight we’ll check out 1930.

The 30's were a time when the depression
caused by the wall street crash in late 1929
caused the world to undergo a fundamental change in lifestyles,
and as part of the change some new radical politics
became popular as seen in the rise of Fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism

The 30's also provided a strange phenomenon never repeated
where bank robbers and murderers were thought of as celebrities (a sort of modern Robin Hood)
which in truthfulness they did not rob from the rich
to give to the poor just to rob and murder any who got in their way.

In 1930 average new house cost $7,145.00
In 1930 a gallon of gas was 10 cents
In 1930 the average cost of new car was $640.00
In 1930 the average income per year was $1,970.00
The wearing of Sunglasses became popular in the 30's
Childrens thirties options included Mickey Mouse, more streamlined pedal cars, and a wide range of wind up cars, trucks and even a wind up Popeye.
Action Comics continued to grow and Superman is seen in a comic for the first time

New Master Deluxe Chevrolet with improved master blue flame engine,
pressure steam oiling, cable brakes and shock proof steering = $560

The Film Wizard of OZ
Gone with the Wind

Some of the Most Well Known Movie Stars of the Thirties

Clark Gable couple of his films from the 30's
Gone with the Wind and Mutiny on the Bounty
Shirley Temple couple of her films from the 30's
Stand Up and Cheer! and Bright Eyes

Baseball

National Baseball Hall of Fame starts with the first players to be chosen
Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson and Babe Ruth
Joe DiMaggio starts his career at the New York Yankees taking the crown over from Babe Ruth who retires.
To help with falling attendance due to the depression, night games are started.
Live Radio broadcasts of baseball games begin to encourage fans to help sell tickets

Inventions The Year Invented Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )

Ballpoint Pen ----- 1938 Hungary by Laszlo Biró - also called a biro (UK)
BBC Television ----- 1932 England first regular TV broadcasts (London)
Catseyes ----- 1934 England by Percy Shaw - for lighting roads
Electric Razor ----- 1931 USA by Jacob Schick
Electron Microscope ----- 1933 Germany by Ernst Ruska
Frequency Modulation FM ----- 1939 USA by Edwin H Armstrong - sound by radio waves
Helicopter ----- 1936 Germany by Heinrich Focke
Jet Engine ----- 1930 England by Frank Whittle
Nylon ----- 1931 USA by Wallace Corothers - artificial silk
Magnetic Recording ----- 1936 USA audio tapes
Photocopier ----- 1938 USA by Chester Carlson
Polaroid ----- 1932 USA by Edwin Herbert Land
Radar (for Aircraft) ----- 1935 Scotland by Robert Watson-Watt
Radio Telescope ----- 1932 USA by Karl Jansky
Sticky Tape ----- 1930 USA

Hope you enjoyed this trip back in time.

Remember, the Canteen is a family friendly place.
We welcome the military, our allies, and their families.
Continued prayers for the success and completion of your mission.
Prayers for your safe return home.


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To: Kathy in Alaska
Sounds like your road repair gangs are going to be busy especially if it rains because of the warm days and freezing nights.

Don't know if it was Lonesome.....he would have hung around to chat. But this harbor has had so few Plovers and Sand Pipers this winter, they may be coming back again to fatten up on crab meat and pipi'i before the dash north.
51 posted on 04/26/2012 7:52:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: Publius

Good stuff tonight, maestro! :)

LOVED Stardust!


52 posted on 04/26/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa
God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well. Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present. Thank you for your service to our country.


53 posted on 04/26/2012 8:09:37 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

Thank you! Love that pair! Was just watching another of theirs via Facebook! LOL!


54 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:48 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: BIGLOOK

I’m hoping that the next week gets us out of the freezing mode all together. It’s still early, but I can hope.

Now that winter is over, construction season begins...dust EVERYWHERE! There is a MAJOR widening, etc, going down the street from where I work. It’s going from one lane each way to 2 lanes each way and a middle turning lane. It’s to become a main road to get from west to east and back again. There are still too few of those. We will see.


55 posted on 04/26/2012 8:52:46 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...another great comparison picture.

Been flying lately?


56 posted on 04/26/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Yup!


57 posted on 04/26/2012 9:23:15 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I've been to the mainland and have seen road work during the warmer months and they usually finish up in the season they begin. In Hawaii, all months are warm but I won't go into the construction and repair projects over here. It would take too loooooooooooong. And then some.
58 posted on 04/26/2012 9:33:30 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: left that other site

Good morning, ML...((HUGS))...I forgot to inquire....when is the recital? You said you were close.

How many kids? What instruments?

A wonderful Friday to you and Linda.


59 posted on 04/26/2012 9:34:35 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

We have 2 seasons: winter and construction. Having construction going on all year would drive me insane.

Up until last year there were very few alternative routes, east-west or north-south. One each direction was a huge help for me and my commute.


60 posted on 04/26/2012 9:55:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Been doing a bit of instructing. Some people here are wanting to learn about flying so I started a ground school going. I’ve ordered some instructional books and workbooks from Cessna. Should be fun. (((HUGS))) Janey


61 posted on 04/26/2012 10:08:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: SkyDancer
Congrats Janey!

Screen your candidates well....it's the ticket.
62 posted on 04/26/2012 10:29:52 PM PDT by BIGLOOK
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To: SkyDancer

WOW, Janey...how cool is that. Have fun!


63 posted on 04/26/2012 10:31:49 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS)) Have a good Friday.


64 posted on 04/26/2012 10:46:31 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: SandRat

Prayers sent for all your family needs. Good to hear all are headed in a forward direction.


65 posted on 04/27/2012 1:02:26 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Publius

That is too funny with the Pig Latin...great 30’s tunes!


66 posted on 04/27/2012 1:23:16 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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67 posted on 04/27/2012 2:06:52 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A very pleasant good morning to everyone at the Canteen and to all our military at home and abroad. Thanks for your service to our country.

((HUGS))Good morning, Kathy. How's it going?

68 posted on 04/27/2012 2:15:38 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: AZamericonnie

Good morning, Connie ((HUGS))

69 posted on 04/27/2012 3:39:10 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: HopeandGlory

Good morning, Hope ((HUGS))
(arggg...getting time outs)

70 posted on 04/27/2012 3:41:05 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))
And welcome aboard!

71 posted on 04/27/2012 3:42:22 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha, BIGLOOK ((HUGS))

72 posted on 04/27/2012 3:44:53 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: SandRat

Good morning, SR ((HUGS))
(ok, this was weird...this was supposed to be posted first but was not sent)

73 posted on 04/27/2012 3:50:02 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good morning and good night, Ma ((HUGS))
Rest easy whilst us early birds take the helm

74 posted on 04/27/2012 3:51:40 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Publius

Good morning, Publius

Thank you for digging around your dusty attic and finding “Stardust”

(wink)


75 posted on 04/27/2012 3:52:40 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: AZamericonnie
I could afford to live well with 1930 prices on my current income! ROFL!!!

LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

76 posted on 04/27/2012 3:53:52 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Publius

Whew! Another one. are these on 78s? hehe


77 posted on 04/27/2012 3:54:28 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; SevenofNine; StarCMC; MeekMom; MEG33; HiJinx; acad1228; Arrowhead1952; ...
 

 

 
 

 Good morning,

EVERYBODY!

GOOD

MORNING

TROOPS!

 

Cubs    6 WINS      13  LOSSES

 

 

 Have you been to Wal-Mart lately? You have to be 300 pounds to get the automatic doors to open.
 
 

 



78 posted on 04/27/2012 4:01:44 AM PDT by tomkow6 (...................TOMKOW6 ! The ONLY voice of reason & sanity in a chaotic Canteen!...............)
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To: SkyDancer

G’day SkyDancer from Uppa Top ;~}

Thanks for helping to put that in a new light.


79 posted on 04/27/2012 4:02:09 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: left that other site

Good morning, LTOS ((HUGS))

Happy FRiday


80 posted on 04/27/2012 4:03:39 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good morning, CMN ((HUGS))

There is no way one could forget Errol Flynn

Mr. Beachy has Captain Blood on DVR. He records all these old movies when the come on.


81 posted on 04/27/2012 4:27:29 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Publius

Fred & Ginger

Loved their movies


82 posted on 04/27/2012 4:28:05 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: LUV W

Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))
I know, it was neat hearing about the 30s, wasn't it
It seemed strange to know that many of the things
we still use today were started that far back (some even farther)

83 posted on 04/27/2012 4:36:46 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

One THIS Sunday and Another one NEXT Sunday! LOL!
About 16 kids in each, and an assortment of Vocals, Guitar, piano, and Bass.


84 posted on 04/27/2012 4:39:09 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Publius

Great movie!

Thanks for the background info


85 posted on 04/27/2012 4:40:24 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: SandRat

It's FRiday
Oh and for your #50

86 posted on 04/27/2012 4:42:16 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

Good Morning!
(((HUGS)))


87 posted on 04/27/2012 4:45:04 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: tomkow6

Good morning, Tomkow6. How’s it going?


88 posted on 04/27/2012 5:04:21 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Kathy in Alaska; Arrowhead1952

Ma, you never miss a beat! I’m sure arrowhead appreciates it.

But honestly I don’t know when you have time to sleep. Are you an insomniac?


89 posted on 04/27/2012 5:06:11 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: The Mayor

Good morning, Mayor ((HUGS))

Thanks for the Daily Bread.


90 posted on 04/27/2012 5:11:05 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: left that other site

Good morning

I just read that you are getting very busy

with a recital in the works

Brave woman!


91 posted on 04/27/2012 5:12:01 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: SkyDancer
so I started a ground school going


92 posted on 04/27/2012 5:14:10 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

It was very fun! Thanks for all your hard work putting it together! :)


93 posted on 04/27/2012 5:14:17 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W

you are welcome.

I’m learning a lot researching things that make us fabulous. LOL

And seeing the progression from year to year or century to century


94 posted on 04/27/2012 5:16:20 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: LUV W

p.s. how do you like what I did to the frumpy woman in pink? (hint: TGIF)


95 posted on 04/27/2012 5:18:00 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

100?


96 posted on 04/27/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

100?


97 posted on 04/27/2012 5:20:48 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

100?


98 posted on 04/27/2012 5:20:51 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

100?


99 posted on 04/27/2012 5:20:52 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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To: beachn4fun

100?


100 posted on 04/27/2012 5:20:57 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Lock and Load)
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