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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California ~ 05 MAR 2013
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/04/2013 6:01:01 PM PST by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States military installation with a spaceport, in Santa Barbara County, California, United States.

Vandenberg is home to the 14th Air Force, 30th Space Wing, 381ST Training Group, and the Western Launch and Test Range (WLTR), and is responsible for satellite launches for military and commercial organizations, as well as testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles, including the Minuteman III ICBMs. Vandenberg is assuming new roles with the creation of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE).

The Mission at Vandenberg Air Force Base is to "Provide Combat Capability to the Joint Warfighter Through Assured Access to Space and Combat Ready Airmen". Vandenberg Air Force Base is headquarters for the 30th Space Wing. The 30th manages Department of Defense space and missile testing, and placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast, using expendable boosters. Vandenberg is located on California's "Central Coast".

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Vandenberg Air Force Base is the only military installation in the United States from which unmanned government and commercial satellites are launched into polar orbit and from which intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are launched toward the Kwajalein Atoll to verify weapon systems performance.

The Vandenberg Tracking Station is a satellite ground station located at VAFB and operated by Detachment 1 of the 22d Space Operations Squadron of the 50th Space Wing. The 35-year old antenna and associated electronics at the station were recently upgraded in a $60 million modernization effort.

The LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is an element of the nation's strategic deterrent forces. The "L" in LGM ;is the Department of Defense designation for silo-launched; "G" means surface attack; and "M" stands for guided missile.

Learn More About Vandenberg Air Force Base Here!

FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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1 posted on 03/04/2013 6:01:13 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe








REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather “Old Ironside,” remained open for free public tours. At 210-years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 03/04/2013 6:01:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 03/04/2013 6:02:24 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Good evening, all!


4 posted on 03/04/2013 6:02:37 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Aloha Lauren! ((HUGS))

Nice to have you back!
5 posted on 03/04/2013 6:03:10 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul the usual suspects!)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Sergei Rachmaninov plays “The Star Spangled Banner”
6 posted on 03/04/2013 6:03:22 PM PST by Publius
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission granted ConorMacNessa!

FIRST!!

7 posted on 03/04/2013 6:09:04 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: HopeandGlory
Howdy Hope!

SECOND!!

8 posted on 03/04/2013 6:10:53 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: Tanniker Smith
Good evening to you TS!

THIRD!!

9 posted on 03/04/2013 6:12:46 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; Kathy in Alaska; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


10 posted on 03/04/2013 6:14:34 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: BIGLOOK

Aloha BIGLOOK!!

*HUGS*

Thank ya, so very nice to be here with y’all, thinking of you all always.


11 posted on 03/04/2013 6:15:43 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thank you for this evenings road trip Lauren & God bless our troops wherever they may serve! *Hugs* C~
12 posted on 03/04/2013 6:17:46 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Publius

Howdy Publius!

Very cool video, thanks for posting!


13 posted on 03/04/2013 6:18:35 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; ...
Today’s Canteen ping….."Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California".


14 posted on 03/04/2013 6:18:39 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe

How-Dee!!!!


15 posted on 03/04/2013 6:20:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie

Hi there Connie!

*HUGS*

Thank you for the awesome Tribute To Our Troops!


16 posted on 03/04/2013 6:20:21 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

I was stationed at Vandenberg from 1975-76.


17 posted on 03/04/2013 6:20:21 PM PST by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums)
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To: SandRat

HOW-DEE SandRat, great to see you!!


18 posted on 03/04/2013 6:21:56 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe




Good evening, Lauren!

***HUGS***



Great to see you this evening! Thanks very much for tonight’s Road Trip to Vandenberg AFB, California!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

19 posted on 03/04/2013 6:23:07 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: rochester_veteran

Good evening rochester_veteran, thank you for joining us this evening, and thank you for your service to our Country!


20 posted on 03/04/2013 6:23:51 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

My birthplace and hometown. Some of the most exciting times as a kid was sitting on the hill and watching the rockets launch.


21 posted on 03/04/2013 6:26:12 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Grew up there living on base ‘64 - ‘68. My dad was in the Air Defense Commmand. Fond memories of missile launches.


22 posted on 03/04/2013 6:27:49 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

You’re such a dear, thank you for the lovely Texas Bluebonnets ConorMacNessa!

Wishing you well always.

*HUGS*


23 posted on 03/04/2013 6:29:28 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: laurenmarlowe

Hiya Sweetpea & thanks for all you do for our troops! Hope you & the family are well. *Hugs*


24 posted on 03/04/2013 6:29:44 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi MA!

*MUCHO HUGS*


25 posted on 03/04/2013 6:30:48 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: CodeToad

Evenin’ CodeToad, thanks for joining us this evening!


26 posted on 03/04/2013 6:32:24 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
I was in Miami this past weekend, which turned out to be the coldest weekend of the year, which is why I was absent from the Canteen. The Ehnes String Quartet appeared in Palmetto Bay with a program of Barber, Wolf, Shostakovich and Ravel.

American composer Samuel Barber’s best known piece is the Adagio for Strings, which is often used on sad and solemn occasions. If you saw “The Elephant Man” or “Platoon”, you heard the Barber Adagio at the end. The version we’re used to hearing was arranged by Arturo Toscanini for string orchestra in 1936 from the second movement of Barber’s Quartet. What was played in Miami was the full quartet, and the Adagio hits harder in the string quartet version. Here is a video, for which I recommend a box of tissues or three handkerchiefs.

Barber: Quartet in B minor, second movement (adagio)

The Hugo Wolf piece is sheer fun. Cellist Robert deMaine loves it.

Wolf: “Italian Serenade”

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet #8 in C minor is for hard core chamber music people, and it’s both depressing and transcendent. You have to love the modern Russians to enjoy it.

Maurice Ravel’s Quartet in F Major is one of his greatest pieces, and the Ehnes Quartet has it nailed. Back in 2003, the Seattle Chamber Music Society programmed this quartet for the first time after I had begged for it for years. Jimmy Ehnes, Richard O’Neill and Bob deMaine were the first violinist, violist and cellist respectively for the Ravel. (I forget who played second violin that night.) The performance was amazing, and afterward the musicians knew that something astonishing had happened on stage. That was the night the first seeds for the Ehnes String Quartet were planted. What I witnessed in Miami was the best performance of the piece I’d ever heard, and I told Jimmy and Bob that they needed to record it. (They’ll be recording Barber, and Shostakovich #7 and #8, live in Seattle this July.) Here is the second movement, which is an absolute blast.

Ravel: Quartet in F, second movement (scherzo)

I hope to be present for the Canteen this Friday with a new project.

27 posted on 03/04/2013 6:32:39 PM PST by Publius
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To: TADSLOS

Hi there TADSLOS, thanks for joining us this evening. Fond memories, I’m sure!


28 posted on 03/04/2013 6:34:58 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
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To: Publius

You were missed! :)


29 posted on 03/04/2013 6:39:03 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Forced Leisure

March 5, 2013

Just before Christmas one year, a friend was diagnosed with leukemia and was told she must begin chemotherapy immediately. Just a few weeks earlier, Kim had told friends how blessed and content she felt with a loving family, a comfortable home, and a new grandson. As she entered the hospital, Kim asked Jesus to make His presence known to her and to stay close.

The next 7 months of treatments followed by recovery in partial isolation became a season she calls “forced leisure.” She says she learned how to slow down, reflect quietly, and rest in God’s goodness, love, and perfect plan—regardless of whether or not she would be healed.

One of God’s promises to His people Israel became personal to Kim: “The Lord your God . . . will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing” (Zeph. 3:17).

Kim is in remission after a journey she says changed her life for the better. Now back in her busy routine, she often pauses to recapture the lessons of “forced leisure.”

How important that we—in good times or times of challenge—draw near to God’s loving heart to hear His voice and place our lives in His hands.

A troubled heart, a wearied mind
Are burdens hard to bear;
A lack of peace, a heavy load
Are lifted by God’s care. —Fitzhugh
People are at the heart of God’s heart.

Read: Zephaniah 3:14-20

The Lord your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. —Zephaniah 3:17
Bible in a Year:
Numbers 34-36; Mark 9:30-50


30 posted on 03/04/2013 6:39:38 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: LUV W
Aw, garsh and shucks, Luv.

(BLUSH BLUSH)

31 posted on 03/04/2013 6:39:59 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

I really missed you!

So I comforted myself by reading the Bible and came across this Scripture:

Acts 28:7:There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and for three days entertained us hospitably.

So it would seem that St. Paul enjoys your Weekend entertainment as well.

So Glad to have you back. Sorry your visit to my beautiful State was during the COLDEST weekend of the YEAR! LOL!


32 posted on 03/04/2013 6:41:13 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: laurenmarlowe
Thanks, lauren, for today's Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California


33 posted on 03/04/2013 6:41:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa; HopeandGlory; Tanniker Smith; BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


34 posted on 03/04/2013 6:43:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thanks for the Tribute To Our Troops.

Hope your commute was without incident. *HUGS*


35 posted on 03/04/2013 6:44:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: laurenmarlowe

((((Lauren))))! *rubbing eyes*

Is it really you! :) Good to see ya!

David was stationed at Vandenberg when he was going through
missle school as a 2nd Lt. He lived in Lompok and I visited
him several times and toured the beautiful grounds of that
base. We also took a road trip to Santa Barbara and to St.
Simeon to William Randolph Hurst’s amazing mountain home.


36 posted on 03/04/2013 6:45:20 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: left that other site

“For three days, Publius didst entertain Paul with fine Italian food, CD’s of great classical music and opera DVD’s. Paul didst indeed like the food, but his musical taste tended verily toward the blues.”


37 posted on 03/04/2013 6:46:02 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Yeah...I figured Paul for a Blues Man! :-)


38 posted on 03/04/2013 7:04:59 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...








Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting
Robert Schumann - Traumerei
(Click)

Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 03/04/2013 7:06:37 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Good evening, Mac...*HUGS*...a good day at the new place?

A good drive?

Main roads clear here, but overcast and a bit wet in spots.


40 posted on 03/04/2013 7:10:00 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((((HUGS))))


41 posted on 03/04/2013 7:12:17 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site
I hadn't been in Miami since 1969. The area has spread, the roads are wider, and the traffic is heavier. It reminds me a lot of Southern California minus the mountains plus the humidity. You can tell who lives in what neighborhood by the condition of the walls that separate the communities from the main arteries.

I went down I-95 from Georgia to get there, but I came back by way of Gainesville to hit the new Trader Joe's to pick up some stuff. That stretch of Florida's Turnpike north of Fort Pierce is a fine highway. I ran 80 mph all the way through.

42 posted on 03/04/2013 7:15:19 PM PST by Publius
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To: HopeandGlory
Thanks, Nana Hope, for today's Pledge…((HUGS)) Thanks, AfghanMan and Penguin Girl, for your service to America.


43 posted on 03/04/2013 7:18:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

In one of his letters, didn’t Paul once say that he had been stoned? That’s the mark of a blues man!


44 posted on 03/04/2013 7:19:18 PM PST by Publius
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To: Publius

Yes...I love that stretch when I enjoy riding my Harley to Orlando.


45 posted on 03/04/2013 7:22:33 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Publius

Paul got stoned (and beaten with sticks, shipwrecked, imprisoned, and chased out of town) more than once.
He was fond of Red Wine “For Thy Stomach’s Sake”.

Paul was an “Intellectual” and liked to debate liberals, epicureans, and Stoics.

I think Paul and i would have gotten along very well.


46 posted on 03/04/2013 7:29:52 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; BIGLOOK; ConorMacNessa; All


47 posted on 03/04/2013 7:30:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy!

*HUGS*

A good day, albeit a long one. I was out the door this morning at 6:30 and did not get home until 8:30 this evening.

We're at 32 F here - Winter Storm warning for tomorrow night and Wednesday. Driving was good this evening - I left the office after rush hour. This morning, I had to abandon my usual route but still made it to the office in less than an hour.



Keep Faith with the Fallen of Benghazi! Let the Obama Regime, for once, tell the Truth!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

48 posted on 03/04/2013 7:43:09 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: laurenmarlowe

Evening, Lauren, Kathy. Hope all is well.


49 posted on 03/04/2013 7:49:49 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: left that other site

Hi left that other site,((((Hugs))))


50 posted on 03/04/2013 7:51:21 PM PST by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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