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Old 12-11-2016, 09:18 PM   #121
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:02 PM   #122
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Wow, thats awesome, Snake... Now tell me again why I don't recall seeing pics of any of your work here.
Yes. Why come?
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:14 PM   #123
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Wow! I, too, have been the beneficiary of limey's generosity in years past. She's a best egg. Very cool stocking!
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:41 AM   #124
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Bravo again Limey!
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:50 AM   #125
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And she's got a great fanny.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:09 AM   #126
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Very cool.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:01 PM   #127
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Red face

I was not expecting to find myself in this thread ...
Thanks folks
(and yes, classic sent me very detailed description, photos of extant stockings of siblings etc and I totally ignored it all).
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:49 PM   #128
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I had a sneaking suspicion you were awesome, even before this.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #129
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well this made me cry. This guy is an awesome people for sure

http://www.bbc.com/news/38293294
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Old 12-13-2016, 06:57 AM   #130
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I didn't know death bed visits were in the Santa job description. No dry eye issue today.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:45 AM   #131
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well this made me cry. This guy is an awesome people for sure

http://www.bbc.com/news/38293294
Seems that it's a fake story invented by "Santa Claus"
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:21 AM   #132
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Re limey, I'm torn.

On the one hand, the stocking, WOW.

On the other hand, limey, what was I expecting?

On the gripping hand, admiration but no surprise.
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:20 AM   #133
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It was an unusual Valentines Day for some ...

... awesome people who were brought together last Tuesday, according to the story.

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Grieving Army Widow Meets Her Husband’s Coffin on Airport Tarmac, Leaving Plane Passengers in Tears

Lisa West Williams was waiting to exit her aircraft at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Tuesday, when she and the her fellow passengers watched a flag-draped coffin being removed from the plane’s luggage compartments.

It contained the body of Green Beret Shawn Thomas — a 35-year-old father of four who, according to his obituary, died while serving on Feb. 2 in a vehicle accident in Niger, Africa.

The Oklahoma native was an Echo in the Special Forces and was on his eight deployment when he died. He and his family — wife Tara and children Cheyenne, Taylor, Gavin, and Natylyn — were based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Filming the incident, Williams recorded the moment Tara greeted her husband’s coffin. Dressed in all black, she placed her hand on the coffin and buried her head into its side. Appearing to cry, she is comforted by loved ones before a six members of the military carry his coffin on to a nearby hurst.

“It was an honor to fly home with this PATRIOT!” wrote Williams on her Facebook post of the video, which has been viewed over 8 million times. “God bless his wife and family. There was not a dry eye around me.”

Later, Williams told WNCT that Tara had given her permission to post the footage, thanking her and hoping others would see the sacrifices made by military families.

“She wanted people to realize that this goes on every day,” Williams told WNCT. “There are many men and women that come home in a casket and they’ve made the ultimate sacrifice for us.”

According to Army Times, Shawn was awarded — among other honors — two Bronze Stars and four Good Conduct Medals. His body will be buried at Arlington National Ceremony.

“Under his big beard, tattoos and giant muscles there was a small town Oklahoma boy that was grounded by his faith, strong values, and family,” his obituary read. “He will be missed by everyone that had the opportunity to meet him.”

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Old 02-19-2017, 09:07 AM   #134
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I thought most of them come into Dover DE. I guess that's only for military transport.
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:55 PM   #135
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That quote contains two of my peeves;

A hearse carries dead bodies, not a hurst.

And she didn't film anything, she videoed something (notice the word tape did not occur), or she recorded something.
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