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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/18/2022 3:04:05 AM PDT · 54 of 56
    radu to E.G.C.

    Sounds like a good day all ‘round.

    Enjoy the cooler temps today. It would be nice if it STAYED cooler for a while but enjoy it while ya got it. :-)

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/18/2022 1:58:35 AM PDT · 52 of 56
    radu to luvie

    It’s quite close and personal to us. I always knew about it while growing up but I’ve learned a lot more about it since I’ve been at the museum. The more I learn, the more fascinating it is. Who’d a-thunk all that went on here in Podunk Nowhere? LOL

    I hope for a good turnout this weekend. It’s supposed to be on the rainy side and that should help. Not good lake weather.
    I do know we have a couple of folks coming up Friday morning from the 6th Cavalry museum at Ft. Oglethorpe. A Jeep was donated to them a couple of years ago and they didn’t have room for it, so we’ve been keeping it for them. They just want to see the Jeep and check out the new things the museum’s acquired since they were last there. I look forward to meeting them and that will be a fun start to the weekend.

    Sleep well. Enjoy the cooler weather as much as you can. I hope you get some more rain with it.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/18/2022 12:19:42 AM PDT · 50 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    There’s no telling where it comes from. I just noticed a thick tree line marking where it is and figure it must look like your pics all along its course.
    Now to see how long it takes them to clear out all that mess before you do have a dam back there. It’s pretty close now!

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/18/2022 12:15:19 AM PDT · 49 of 56
    radu to E.G.C.

    Howdy, E.G.C. ((HUGZ))

    A banner day for Gizmo at Wichita Ridge. A pretty day, lots of roaming around, and a smelly spot to roll in. LOL

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/18/2022 12:13:35 AM PDT · 47 of 56
    radu to luvie

    LOL I didn’t get up real early. Just a little earlier than I normally do and sped up the routine so I could get out of here.

    Yes, she has a lot of really cool items in her collection and I understand she has a huge one. She did her thesis on Camp Forrest in college and got hooked. She’s been collecting ever since. She does a lot of speaking engagements, has written two books, and is working on a third one now. I have the two.

    Camp Forrest was where Arnold AF Base is now but the troops did maneuvers all over middle TN. They went wherever they wanted, including across people’s yards and farms. The military paid people for the damage to their properties. Hubby’s aunt Clara talked a little about seeing them go across this farm.

    Camp Forrest was Gen. Patton’s baby and TN is where he trained the troops for D-Day and fighting in Europe. A lot of us are mighty proud of TN’s part of WWII history.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 10:55:32 PM PDT · 43 of 56
    radu to luvie

    The humidity was already up today. It just didn’t feel too bad at 77 degrees with clouds. The sun and the temperature rise just made it more noticeable. It’ll be muggy the next several days but rain chances for us aren’t good until Sunday and Monday. At least we’ll stay in the 80s, like you will.

    The exhibit was good but I knew it would be. Elizabeth has a fabulous collection of Camp Forrest artifacts. She displays a few things in the case they set up for her at the museum and she swaps things out periodically.

    There’s also an exhibit upstairs at the arts center of WWII Chaplains’ items that I was looking forward to seeing. I saw a few pics of that collection that were taken at Carthage in May when the guys went up there for the TN Maneuvers event. It was really nice to see it in person. The owner is about to retire from showing it and it’s going to be at the museum sometime in the future.
    We need the new building SOON.

    I had to get up a little earlier than usual to see it. The arts center closes at 3 and I don’t normally get out of the house before then for shopping and whatever. LOL It was well worth it though.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 10:38:50 PM PDT · 41 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    Maybe they walked up and down the creek to see how many other spots are getting blocked like your area. Get it all at once, whenever they decide to get around to it. As I recall, the whole creek is jungly and there’s probably a lot of tree trash along its course.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 10:26:51 PM PDT · 38 of 56
    radu to luvie; Kathy in Alaska

    WOOHOO! More rain! Glad to hear it!
    Sounds like you and Kathy are both having wet, windy weather.

    It felt pretty good when I left this afternoon to check out the Camp Forrest exhibit in Tullahoma. But by the time I came home, the clouds were breaking up and the sun was heating things up. At least it stayed in the 80s.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 10:21:46 PM PDT · 36 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    Most of the flights at night seem to use the north-south runways from what I’ve seen. That keeps them from flying over the city at all. They’re all swinging around to land from the north tonight.
    Except for one. I do see a Ravn Alaska jet that came up from the south flying over Taku Lake Park to land on the east-west runway now but that didn’t come close to your house.

    I guess we’ll never know what the heck flew over last night. That was odd, especially at the time it happened.

    Not nearly as much fun to watch what’s coming in on FlightRadar. At least there isn’t a DreamLifter heading in. It would make me mad to miss seeing one on the live cam. Loves me some DreamLifters. LOL

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 9:17:45 PM PDT · 32 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    Did they just show up to look at the mess or did they clean out what was there? With the water up, more stuff will probably float down and you don’t need more piled up with what was there.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 8:51:03 PM PDT · 28 of 56
    radu to thecodont; Kathy in Alaska

    Hmmmmmm, Didn’t I just see something about a test being done in the Pacific? Two similar incidents, though at different times of day.

    I didn’t think about Elmendorf. I wonder if it was one of their planes, though why it was low over town is the question. If it was one of theirs, it would have been westbound since it went over the house and apparently in a hurry. Over town rather than out over the water.

    I hate not being able to see what’s going on up there! They need to get that cam working again!

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 8:39:48 PM PDT · 25 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    Early bedtime sounds like it’s needed, especially after the rude awakening last night. I gather it was a large plane since you think it might have been cargo. It’s my understanding that none of the large planes are supposed to fly low over the city, day or night. They come in for landing and they take off over the water. Even the smaller private jets. That was a weird occurrence last night.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 8:28:22 PM PDT · 22 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    YAY for some rain but BOO on that wind. I haven’t been able to see what’s going on up there lately because they can’t seem to get that dratted cam to work. GRRRRR! I miss the views and the planes.

    What a mess in the creek behind your house! You weren’t kidding about it. Were you able to get in touch with anyone at the watershed management office?

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 8:24:53 PM PDT · 21 of 56
    radu to luvie

    Howdy, luvie.

    Still enjoying decent temps down there today? Shadow looked content.

    Cloudy and fairly cool here until the sun came out late this afternoon. Still not too hot but the humidity was more noticeable then.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 7:24:55 PM PDT · 14 of 56
    radu to PROCON

    I knew yesterday was mowing day but for some reason I thought Monday was for groceries. You’re a brave man shopping on Fridays, unless your stores aren’t as crazy as ours are then. LOL

    Pleeeeeeeease keep those triple-digit temps up there! We’re finally enjoying decent temps down here for a little while and can stand to step out the door. :-)

    Not a heck of a lot going on this week but I did hop over to Tullahoma this afternoon to check out a Camp Forrest exhibit. They also have a WWII Chaplains exhibit upstairs that’s really nice. That will be donated to the museum in the not-too-distant future.

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 6:34:27 PM PDT · 11 of 56
    radu to PROCON

    Howdy, PRO.

    Lawn mowed, groceries bought, and you can now kick back the rest of the week? :-)

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 6:33:04 PM PDT · 10 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska

    Howdy, Kathy.

    Happy Hump Day! At least I hope it’s a happy one - - that an early bedtime lies ahead for you tonight. :-)

  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump- Trump Family Train August 1, 2022

    08/17/2022 6:30:12 PM PDT · 3,745 of 4,142
    radu to MS.BEHAVIN

    Hang in there, girl.
    I was lucky in a similar situation several years ago and I’m praying for the same luck for you. *HUGZ*

    We’re all doing well enough here. Just been bored because it’s been too hot to do much of anything outside all summer. The past few days have been pretty nice and we’ve taken advantage of it.
    Da kittehs are as obnoxious as ever. LOL

  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 18 August 2022

    08/17/2022 6:06:16 PM PDT · 5 of 56
    radu to Kathy in Alaska; luvie; HiJinx; AZamericonnie; Jet Jaguar; SandRat; laurenmarlowe; beachn4fun; ...

    Greetings to all at the Canteen!

    To all our military men and women, past and present,

  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Can You Translate These Forgotten 70s Pop Culture Words Quiz - Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    08/17/2022 12:58:22 AM PDT · 98 of 109
    radu to luvie

    Enjoy it while it’s there! Fingers crossed for more rain this week.

    We have slight chances but that usually means nothing here. Might get a sprinkle or two but nothing significant. The nice thing as they still say we’re staying below 90 for the next week at least.

    Yes, it was humid today but it didn’t feel bad because it was so cool. Back to the 80s tomorrow and that will feel steamy.

    Just finished washing all the wood furniture with Murphy’s. Catching my breath for a minute before tackling the before-bed duties, then I’ll be following your lead and hitting the pillows. Catch ya tomorrow.