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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:18 am:

What's the name of the tavern among all the resorts?

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:35 am:

Harbor Tavern. Good morning!
First Post

By Shawn Wyant (Sawyant) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:36 am:

Good Morning everyone.

Harbor Tavern.
Close Second

By Ken, Kalamazoo, MI (Kenkazoo) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:39 am:

Harbor Tavern. Cold morning here in Kazoo.
Third Bird

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 06:53 am:

Good Morning everyone. 41 here in Houghton this morning. Have a good day!

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 07:20 am:

I have a dear friend in Kalamazoo, who is very involved with the PGR. (The Patriot Guard Rider) And it is AMAZING how this group stands up for our military folks...whether it's escorting a group being deployed, or guarding someone's funeral. Here's an email she sent that said "SCORE ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS"...and WOW....I'd say so!

Howdy all! Thought you might be interested in this message from the Texas and Oklahoma PGR. They are conducting a KIA funeral mission in North Texas with burial to be in an Oklahoma National cemetery. Much of the route is to be on a toll road, and Oklahoma refused to drop the toll fees to the family. The following is an update by the Texas Deputy State Captain, and the Oklahoma State Captain on this issue.


Latest comunication on Oklahoma charging for KIA missions on turnpike
« on: Today at 09:32:59 AM »


North Texas & Oklahoma PGR
I would like to pass along the latest update on the Oklahoma Toll road situation. After numerous telephone conversations conducted by myself and Don Papin (Oklahoma PGR State Captain), we were unable to persuade the Toll Road Authority to waive the charge to the family for their sons Funeral escort on the toll road. At that point we posted the e-mail to the riders to share the news that the Patriot Guard Riders would handle this toll fee.
The Patriot Guard Riders as an organization does not take a position on judicial, legislative, or political issues. We represent families from many different views; and though part of our mission statement is to shield our families from protests, free speech is something we hold dear as well.
You the individuals, the riders and the many new friends of Pfc Cody Board stepped up and started the phone calls and e-mails to State Representatives, Senators, and Congressmen, Face Book, the Internet and calls to the local and national media. The positive nationwide response was incredible and the showing of support was tremendous.
Within hours of the posting of the email, there were individual riders, private companies and private individuals from around this Nation stepping up and offering to pay the fee. One e-mail came from a man in Washington State who offered to pay the toll himself rather than see the families face this lack of respect. Support also came from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Association, the officers themselves offered to pay this toll fee.
Due in large part to your response to this injustice, the Director of Transportation for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has now offered to pay the toll himself. He advised us that his phone lines were tied up for over six hours with people calling to voice their anger over the disrespect shown to the family of a fallen soldier.
The charging of a toll for the funeral of a soldier who has given his life for this country is being waived for this one young man.
The problem still exists for the next fallen soldier; there is still a need for changes nationwide, other states, including Texas also charge the families of fallen soldiers whose funerals uses a toll road. Public funds build these roads, and the public need to step up and change the rules. Respect needs to replace greed.
Please remember the people who work the toll roads are Americans who are supporting their families and are only following the rules made by someone higher up the ladder. We need to give these people our respect.
I would like to personally thank all of those who offered to help in this situation and to the hundreds who e-mailed their concern and support in this matter.
The Lesson we have learned in the last three days is:
"If we all give just a drop, we can fill the bucket".
Mike Lambert
Deputy State Captain
North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

Don "Pappy" Papin
Oklahoma State Captain
Patriot Guard Riders
580 317 7418

I find that statement just so powerful! "If we all just give a drop, we can fill the bucket."

Pretty amazing...

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 08:04 am:

Great photos in this selection. And Happy Sweetest Day, 2-day.

By Yooperguide (Huntandfish) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 05:12 pm:

Fall is gone, winter will soon be here,
Split all your wood and get lots of beer.
Stock that freezer, and wait for the snow.
We sure don't have too much time to go.
Get the shovels and ready for the snow.

Old Man Winter is knocking UP here.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:17 pm:

Not to soon I hope, because this will be our first full winter up here. ;O) I am fully aware of how the winters are uo here, too.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:19 pm:

up here, not uo.

did not read it before posting it.

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