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Old 12-31-2007, 08:52 PM
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Apparently someone thinks the word freedom means free to take what I want from whomever I want. This saddens me. My brother was a Marine during the Vietnam war. My son is a Marine and will be deployed to Iraq in February. My better half was also a Marine. This makes me want to spit cotton (as mama use to say).

I was wanting to inquire if I could have a flagpole in our small front yard (we have a villa)--I guess I also better inquire if I can also have an 'electrical' supply going to it that will knock someone's socks off if they dare attempt a theft. *grin* OK, I'm kidding about the shock treatment ... I think.

This is despicable behavior, but also shows how hearts "pull together" when a "family member" is hurt. If a few is going to split the cost to help you get new flags, I'd like to also help!

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I wrote a Letter to the editor at the Daily Sun that started with "December 24th was not a beautiful day in the Villages" and of course it was not printed.

I will be going out on Tuesday and buying new flags to fly starting January 2nd.

The pole looks so bare.

Thanks to all who wrote.

And yes, I was thinking about wiring the pole for some shock therapy but I would probably be on the wrong end of a law suit for injuring someone's grandkid.
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I'm sorry you never got your flags back. I really was serious when I offered to get the, er, um Semper Fi flag for you. Just give me the size and style you want and you got it.

And no surprise that the Sun wouldn't print your letter. Doesn't sound all that good for TV, does it?
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Hmmmmmmm...... electrified flag pole; I like the idea but you're right..... it is lawsuit material.
I was so angry after someone broke into my car I thought of electrifying the body.... not all that difficult a thing to do but an attorney friend rained on my parade. Besides I was admonished for my decidedly Un-Quakerly thoughts and lack of generosity of spirit. Truth be told I do not support that type of anonymous giving.
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There are ways to put a padlock on the lifting line. I'd also find some poison ivy and rub it all over the lock too. Then hope they come back to try that stunt again.

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it's just sad that anyone would do that, I'm very sorry to hear it, friend.
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Skip, you Da Man! Brilliant suggestion!
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Unfortunately, my pole lifts out of the ground so the thieves could have taken the whole thing. I am not sure that there is a foolproof way to protect the flags. Not that I ever thought there were a reason to. Until now.

I am off to the flag shop tomorrow to buy new ones and will try again.

Today I did fly a 17X36 that I found a while back that fell of of a cart.
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When you replace your flag, you might shop markets of marion -- a man at the end of aisle "D" has several qualities of flags and poles and will make the right price -- Good Luck -- I just bought a set there and plan to fly my flag in Duval --
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I was going to try the flag shop on 25 in Lady lake first.

But that is a thought - and I need to go to the Markets of Marion for some other things anyway. Now that it is winter they are open on Friday.
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Z...

There are also online resources.... I bought several state and US flag products online. I think this was the site:

http://www.flagstoreusa.com/default.asp

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Unfortunately, my pole lifts out of the ground so the thieves could have taken the whole thing.
OK, we'll be looking for a couple of guys carrying a 40 foot pole while itching their hands.

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Old 01-03-2008, 02:08 AM
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I went to the flag store in Lady Lake and told her my flags were stolen. She said that was a complaint from several customer in the past couple of weeks.

I wonder if there is a "contest" going on as to how many flags a group or person can accumulate.

My replacement flags cost $24 for the set. I think I will fly day time only for a while.

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There are also online resources.... I bought several state and US flag products online. I think this was the site:

http://www.flagstoreusa.com/default.asp

Thanks. I will check the site out. I have been to several but none are cheap.
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When you replace your flag, you might shop markets of marion -- a man at the end of aisle "D" has several qualities of flags and poles and will make the right price -- Good Luck -- I just bought a set there and plan to fly my flag in Duval --
I am brand spanking new to TV. Please direct me to the Marion Market. I NEED a pole and flag. My new home looks bare naked without one.
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