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The Freedom Train!

Posted by pir8fan May 31, 2011

Good Morning fellow Exer's! I have to admit I was disappointed with the number of folks that seemed to ignore Memorial Day!

This morning the Freedom Train starts the day in Las Vegas! I am betting we are going to find someone here with 200 Smoke Free days to celebrate! That would be Robin61069!! Wake up Robin!! I hope the long week-end has not drained the spirit of celebration from you! 200 Days is a great milestone and we are here to celebrate with you!! So grab you Las Vegas Showgirl outfit and lets get this celebration started!! Robin, congrats on the first 200 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life!

Our next stop is in Southwest Michigan where Budman has stopped making an ash out of himself! He has been quit for 150 Days, and the entire state is a cleaner place for it! Budman admits that the state was his personal ashtray! I think a lot of have been there and done that! Just most of us don't admit it! So Budman as you keep way to many plates spining, keep spining the story of how and why you Quit smoking! Congrats on 150 Days!

Next stop is Lonita place! Yep! We are in Mississippi! And we are here to pick up Lonita! Also checking in with 150 Smoke Free Days, Lonita came here to find friends and learn how to go thru life Smoke Free! She has been a huge success at both! She has found the vitamin that produces friends! B-1! She has come here and been a friend to all! Thank you for being part of this great community Lonita! And congrats on 150 Days of Freedom!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                  Tommy

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Freedom Train Honors Laurie!

Posted by pir8fan May 30, 2011

Good morning fellow exer's! Today is Memorial Day! Today we will honor our great friend Laurie! I also want to hear from everyone on the subject of those who have given their lives to keep us Free! As we celebrate our friend today, let us also celebrate the people who "Country more than self they loved, and Mercy more than life"! God Bless America!

The Freedom Train is in Minnesota today! And I am glad of it! We have a very Sweet Friend here who could usea little celebrating, I think! Laurie! Hey Laurie! There is Train out here and we looking for you! You have 300 Smoke Free Days behind you and we intend to celebrate! 300 Days is a great milestone! In spite of all of the personal struggle you have endured you have remained Smoke Free and Nicotine Free! You have led by example and proved, once more, that there is never a reason to smoke! Laurie, everyone here loves you, and I am proud that I can call you my friend! So grab you best Red, White, and Blue attire and lets get ready to throw down!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                  Tommy

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Freedom Train Sunday Drive!

Posted by pir8fan May 29, 2011

Good morning fellow Exer's. I hope everyone is finding a safe and Smoke Free way to enjoy their Memorial Day week-end! I would like to remind everyone to take a moment today and remember those who made great sacrafices to give us the opportunity and the Freedom to celebrate this week-end! From those who sat, and pledged their lives, thier fortunes, and their sacred honor to establish Freedom in this land, to those soldiers who crossed the Delaware and marched through Ice and snow, with only wet strips of burlap wrapped around their feet! From those who took up arms and fought brother against brother to protect the rights of states against the first intrusion from federal government, to those who marched across Europe in a war to end all wars! From the unsung hero's that did their countries bidding in Viet Nam, and returned to the vitriol of idiots who blamed them, to those today who fight the shadow war on terrorism! From those who protect our Feedom at home and abroad, to the man who fired a bullet into the head of Osama Bin Laden! These are the people to whom we owe an eternal debt of gratitude! So stop and give thanks to these people and their memories! They gave us the ability to live Free! We give our own selves the ability to live Smoke Free!

The first stop for the Freedom Train today is once again in my home state of North Carolina! Kathy! Kathy(Strudel)!!I hope you weren't planning to sleep in! There is a Train out here, and it is full of people who know that you have 350 Smoke Free Days behind you! We intend to help you celebrate! So jump into your prettiest party dress and come get on this Train! Bring your dancin' shoes if you like, but some of us know that Carolina Girls dance barefoot as well! Your call! This is your celebration! I doubt if everyone knows how much you do, in greeting newcomers, and offering support for all at this site! I do! And I thank you for all that you do to make our community bigger and better! You are a wonderful Lady, and I thank you for being my Friend! 350 Days! WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! I wonder what comes next!

The next stop is back dow in Texas! Ellen! Hey Ellen! Are you back home from church? If not we will wait! You have 150 Days to celebrate! Yes, I know that we don't always make a big deal out of 150 Days! But today we will! Why? Because you have a lot of friends here that like celebrating with you! Please count me as one of them! So put the jet ski away for a while! Today there is a party on a mass transit type of vehicle! Congrats on the first 150 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life!

One other litttle detail! Yesterday I took the newly aquired Freedom Speedboat up the Missouri River to pick up Shannon, who is camping with her family! I did not make it! So today I am going to try again! Shannon, come and celebrate Day 101 with us! How do you like this boat?

 

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This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!               Tommy

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Fredom Train Disappeared!

Posted by pir8fan May 28, 2011

I worked on special stuff for an hour! When I put it all together it disappeared! Now I have to go to work! I am truely sorry! Today honorees are:

SuzieQ                                                      500 Days

Maggie                                                      300 Days

Shannon (Wanting Freedom In SD)          100 Days

Congrats to all of you! I am countin on our friends to make the day special for all of you!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                                Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! I want to remind everyone of the Bonfire at Mothergoose9(Connie)'s blog tonight! It starts at 8:00 sharpish(?????)! Not sure what sharpish is! That could be an oximoron! Anyway, everybody should pull out all the stops to be there! Add up the number of cigarettes that you have not smoked since you quit began and bring them to the fire! It is going to be HUGE! This event will be supported by all of the resources of Freedom Train Inc. Lets make this the biggest Bonfire ever! I expect the shuttle astronauts to be able to see it from outer space!

As I looked around yesterday I felt so much pride in this site, and all of my fellow Exer's! "Collateral Kindness" is not only alive and well, but is thriving in this environment! Connie is throwing a huge bonfire for everyone tonight! We now have a No-Mans-Land Role Call that Sarah10671 is starting! There are going to be Daleplomas for people who graduate from No-Mans-Land! Allover the site people are understanding the principle of helping themselves by helping others! I have always known that there will come a day when the Freedom Train will overwhelm me, and I will need help to keep it running, or someone else will need to take the Conductors Cap from me! The extension of "Collateral Kindness" that I am seeing makes me confident that, when that day comes, there will be someone to hand the keys to! Continue to be kind to one another my friends! I am lovin' it!

Now, let get to celebrating! Michelle! Michelle! Put aside what ever you are doing! There is an entire Train load people waiting for you! You have 200 Smoke Free days behind you! Shed that spandex, and grab that Party Dress! Nobody is watching! Well almost nobody! Kick off those running shoes and get your dancing shoes! You have a day of celebration in front of you! (Bring bug spray cause we are going to a bonfire tonight!) We do not have 55 flights of stairs for you to run up, but you can show us all your stamina at partying! 200 Days is a great milestone! We are all very proud that you are here! Now lets get this party started!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                     Tommy

Good Morning fellow Exers! The Freedom Train continues to roll and so do the milestones! Congrats to everyone who is Smoke Free today! Come and join us on the Freedom Train as we celebrate our Freedom from the shackles that bound us to that horrible slavemaster nicotine!

The first stop for the Freedom Train this morning is in South Carolina! Irish Rose has 350 Days! Now, if you have been keeping up, you know that this Sweet Lady has had a lot on her plate lately! Irish, did you even know that today was a milestone? We were all so happy to hear the news about your husband yesterday! We know that it is a trying time! But tell the doctor to give him some good meds that will help him rest! Then go and slip into your prettiest party dress and come get on this Train! You have a lot to celebrate today! Not the least of which is 350 Smoke Free Days! Irish Rose, today we raise our glasses to you!

The next stop for this party on wheels that we call the Freedom Train is out in California! Here in the Granola State we are picking up Misty Dawn! Again, we are stopping for a Lady who is so busy that she probably did not know we were even on the way! Misty Dawn, I know you are busy, but today it is time for a break! Stop! Go put on that black dress that I saw you running down the beach in! Get on this Train! You have 300 Smoke Free Days to celebrate! Come and sit up front with me for a little while! Let the wind blow through your hair and feel the relaxation that come with Freedom! It is the same Freedom of running on the beach, and not having to gasp for air! 300 Days! Misty Dawn! Come and party with us!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                          Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! What a day we had yesterday! We had one awesome load of quitters yesterday, and today continues that trend! On the down side we had some horrible weather sweep the country yesterday! The victims of these storms will be in our prayers today! We also had a treasured member of our group leave us! Teresa! Whatever is going on, we are here for you! I promised to be here for you Forever! I will be, and I am!

The first stop for the Freedom Train this morning is NewJersey! We are here to pick up Denise! Denise does not know that we are coming! But our Research Dept. here at the Freedom Train has discovered that Denise, who smoked two packs a day for 21 years, has forgotten to smoke one for the last 800 Days! Denise reminds us on her page not to confuse a bad moment with eternity! Get into your best party dress Denise! We are going to rock the Freedom Train today!

The next stop for the Freedom Train today is in a familar location! Yep, that is Aztec's place we see over there! Yo Aztec! Do you hear a tap at your door? I know that you so busy reaching out to our newbies, and spreading a wealth of information to all who will take a moment to listen, that you probably did not even hear the Train coming! We are here because you have 750 Smoke Free Days! Get on this train Honey! We have some partying to do!

The next stop is in Maryland! Spunkie! Spunkie! Do you hear that Train coming? You need to get ready! The Freedom Train is coming to get You! You have 2 Years of Smoke Free living behind you! Spunkie recently witnessed the arrival of her 6th grandchild! While it did take some serious illness to make her see that she needed to be one of us, Spunkie has now been with us for 2 Years! There is a lot of the stuff the we see, and say here everyday that came from Spunkie! So even if you don't know her very well, Spunkie has probably had a hand in your quit! So welcome aboard the Freedom Train Spunkie! There is about to be a party!

Under the catagorie of housekeeping! Our Sweet, Sweet, JoJo is scheduled to get out of the hospital today! That is great news for all of us! Hopefully she will be here with her trademark LMAOLMAO! That would have all of us LOAO! Everyone give a nod to the Sheriff of Dodge City! (Not Bat Masterson) Dodge leaves no-mans-land behind today! Go Girl! And last but not least, thank you to all who responed to a sister in trouble last night! I will not detail it here! Kelly, we are so happy that you got past that trauma/drama Smoke Free! I have saved you a seat up front on the Freedom Train today! Come and breathe the fresh air of Freedom!

One last note! Looks like there is going to be a Bonfire at Connie's (Mothergoose9) on Friday night! Everyone add up how many cigarettes you have not smoked, and bring them to burn in the fire! Anyone needing help with the math, check with me, or see Connie's instruction for getting a counter! Now, Who wants to Party??

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!              Tommy

 

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train is out of the shop and ready to roll! I would say just in time! Today is going to be a huge party thats starts in Alabama, goes thru Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Michigan, North Carolina, Kentucky, and ends up in South Dakota! If you guys do not rock the Train today there is no hope for you! Lets get this wild party started with a little housekeeping! As you know that Train did not make its daily run to Freedom yesterday! But there were milestone that went by! Today we wiil pick up those people first, so they can get a full does of what our celebration is all about!

The first stop for the Freedom train today is in the state of Alabama! we are here to pick up Grantmeone(Cecillia)! Yesterday Cecillia celebrated her 2 Year anniversary of being Smoke Free! While Cecillia has been very busy in her job as a Hospital Administrator, She has also found time to shed 55 lbs! In addition she and I share a common experience with the loss of a kidney to Renal Cell Carcinoma! But it is all good and we are Smoke Free. Hopefully, life will slow down enough for Cecillia so she can join us more often as we celebrate Freedom from tobacco!!

 The next stop for the Freedom Train is in the state of Wisconsin! Here we are picking up Lauahe! I am ashamed to say that I do not know much about Lauahe! But what I do know is that Lauahe celebrated 100 Smoke Freed Days yesterday and we were not here to help celebrate! But we are correcting that today! So Lauahe, Get on this Train and let’s get ready to party!

 Now the Freedom Train is on the way to Oklahoma! Anybody here know Peggy! Is there anybody here that does not know Peggy! If so come on out from under that rock! We have some celebrating to do! Peggy has 2300 Days today! 2300! I can’t yet imagine what that is like! 2300 Days! Peggy is one of our long time veterans here! Between this site and others,  countless lives have been saved by her straight forward and honest approach to this addiction! Thank you Peggy for allowing us to be part of your community!

 The next stop for the freedom train is in my home State of North Carolina! Here we are picking up Julie (nomoresmokes2011) it would seem that this young Lady has 100 Smoke Free Days behind her! So today when the doors to The Triple Digit Club swing open, walk through them proudly Julie! You are being inducted today! Congrats on the first 100 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life! Hop aboard this train Honey, we are headed for Kentucky!!

In Kentucky we are stopping to pick up Tracy(TL). Tracy is getting to celebrate with this awesome group of Ladies today because he also has 100 Smoke Free Days behind him! Come aboard young Man! The Triple Digit Club inducts you today! Now we are on the way to Michigan!

 Here in Michigan we are picking up our own Sweet Marcie (simtageous)!  Marcie has 50  Smoke Free Days behind her and was so busy congratulating others that she never even heard the Train coming after her! But, yes Marcie we are here today and we are celebrating you!! So grab a seat in the bar car, because it is about to get carzy around here!

 The stop that I know so many of you have been waiting for is coming up! Shannon, I need for you to call Cindy (Determined in Dakotas)and invite her out for beer to celebrate her first 100 days! As you approach the Bowling Alley you will hear a long low whistle of a Train! Head toward that!  Cindy, you will hear my voice coming over the intercom saying “Cindy, get your party dress on because the Freedom Train is coming to pick you  up”! There will be balloons and horns and confetti and shouts of congratulations! A door will open and you Favorite cheerleader Rick will emerge! (I just can’t put pom-poms in his hands)! Next you will see the arrival of Dale, Dale, Dale! There will be tears and hugs all around! Next in comes Kathy(Strudel). More hugs and tears! Then there come Ellen! She has abandoned her assault on the spammers to come and celebrate with the Posse! The light then reflects off of the badge of the sheriff! It is Dodge! She is here to celebrate you! Hugs again and a quiet thank you for the save last week! Here come the rest! Your hero from Daytona, Thomas, Julie and Lisa, Carolyn, Linda, Laurie, Lonita! Everyone is here and they are here for you! Today is your induction into The Triple Digit Club! You are about to hear my voice call out for all to board this Train! It is time to celebrate and we are celebrating you!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

 "IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN" 

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!              Tommy

 

 

 

Sorry for the inconvience! If you have a milestone today please post here! We will pick you up tomorrow!

Thanks!                        Tommy

Good morning Fellow Exer's! The world did not end yesterday! Therefore we get the opportunity to continue on our journey to Freedom! We have another day to live Free of the shackles that bound us to that horrible addiction for so long!  So today "Breathe Free" my friends!

Did I say Breathe Free? Yes I did! Today the Freedom Train will start it's daily run to Freedom from tobacco, in San Antonio, Texas! We are here to pick up a young Lady who came to us 100 Days ago, armed with the knowledge that she wanted to quit, and that she could not do it alone! Wow! That is all it takes! Carolyn, you did it and you continue to do it everyday! Like most who come here, you went through some tough times! I dare say that lifes circumstances made you question the timing of your quit, and even if you hold on! But! You did it the right way! You educated yourself about your quit! You reached out to those who could, and would help you! You faced the day to day challenges of your life head on, and you just kept going! Today, we are here to escort you onto the Train and walk you to the doors of The Triple Digit Club! And there is going to be a huge celebration following your induction! Carolyn, you are a shinning example to all of those who follow you! This can be done, and you proved it! Live well my friend! Thank you for being a part of our community!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                   Tommy

Good morning fellow exer's! Hold on to your hats! Today is going to be a wild ride on the journey to Freedom!

First of all, I have dispatched the Freedom Limo to Pick up Dale! In the event that you have been under a rock, let me tell you that Dale has 1600 Smoke Free Days behind him today! That mean he is a horrible failure as a smoker! And if you are going to fail at something, Smoking is a great thing to fail at! Congrats Dale! More than 4 Smoke Free years! So where are we taking Dale you ask? We are taking him to San Diego! That is where the Freedom Cruise Liner is docked! We are going to cruise the Mexican Riveria! It is party time! Complete with water and sun! So, everyone make your way to San Diego, or wait and the Freedom Train will pick you up and take you there!

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The first stop for the Freedom Train this morning is in my home state of North Carolina! We are here to pick up Debi! Debi, grab your swim wear and your sun screen! You have 550 Smoke Free Days in the rearview mirror and we are going to celebrate on the Train and the Cruise Liner! Congrats on the first 550 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life Debi! We are proud of you! Here comes that Train Now!

The next part is the tricky one! JoJo! JoJo! JoJo I hate to wake you up so early, but the Brand New Freedom Medivac Helicopter just landed on the roof of this hospital! We are picking up you, and your medical staff (and aneone else you want to bring) and choppering you over to LaGuardia! There you will board the Freedom Plane which will jet you off to SanDiego! You will be met there by the Freedom Limo, which will have just dropped Dale off at the Freedom Cruise Liner! We are taking you cruising today Honey! You have 200 Smoke Free Days behind you and we intend to help you celebrate! There are a lot of people who have been praying for you! Today we intend to celebrate you! Now lets get ready to PARTY! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOO!

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These Freedom Vehicles are Bound for Freedom from tobacco!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING, FLYING, OR CRUISING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN, PLANE, SHIP OR AUTOMOBILE"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!                  Tommy

If you have been quit for a year or more please respond to the following question:

Your Health Care Professional played what role in your quit?

A. A major role. I could not have done this without him/her!

B. A minor role. Prescribed meds to help me!

C. No role at all. I did this on my own with out prescription meds!

Good morning fellow Exer's! It is Friday and the week-end awaits those of you who do not get to work on the week-end! It await those of us who do work as well! It is just different! It has been a great week to be on the Freedom Train and another great week to be Smoke Free! So come aboard today and celebrate the Freedom from tobacco!

This morning the Freedom Train is right back where it started the week! We are picking up JoAnne again! You see the coolest thing about celebrating three years is that you are only 5 days a way from 1100 Days! So you get to celebrate twice in one week! That is what you do JoAnne! Your friends did not get enough of celebrating with you the first time, so we are going to do it again! A lot of us remember our first 100 days! Some of us still look forward to our first 100 days! You have had 100 days 11 times! Praise the Lord! What a great feeling that must be! So JoAnne, put everything else on hold and come and party with us!

Julia Amy!! There is a Train looking for you! Do you hear that Train whistle blowing? Do you feel the ground shaking? It is the Freedom Train and we are coming to get you! Your first 50 Days are done! I know it seems like 50 long days to you! But I can tell you that it is rare that someone new comes here and establishes a presence like you have in their first 50 Days! Julia you are wonderful Lady and we are proud to have you in our community! So climb aboard this Train, and let's get ready to Party! Ladies and Gentlemen I give you JoAnne and Julia! The J's have it today!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                 Tommy

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The Freedom Train Rolls!

Posted by pir8fan May 19, 2011

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train is on track in spite of the toxic spill we had to overcome this morning! I believe it is safe to say that the clean up crew(that would be me) has removed all of the French Roasted liquid from the console that controls the Train!

So, the first stop on our way to Freedom today is in Pennsylvania! One of my best friends, ever, does not know we are coming! SOOTIE! Yoo Hoo Sootie! I bet you did not even think about looking at the calender did you? Well guess what? You have 550 Days! I know that is not a milestone we usually make a big deal about! But since I'm driving and you are my OAK, I am picking you up Today! You are so often the quiet voice of reason that we need among this group! I am sure that all of your friend here will be happy to celebrate your 550 Days! So come aboard the Freedom Train and party with us!! Congrats on the first 550 Days of your New  Smoke Free Life!

Our next stop today is in Southwest Virginia! Pipster! Do you hear that Train whistle blowing? We are coming to get you! our good friend(and pipcorn producer) has 150 Smoke Free Days in the rear view mirror!! Pip get on this Train! There is a party about to start and you are one of the guest of honor! Today, I will see if we can get someone else to provide that popcorn! Please try to keep the rucki to a minimum! Oh, heck! Who cares? It is a party! Let the rucki rip!

Quick shout out to Cyn, who has found her way out of No-Mans_Land! great job Cyn!!

The Freedom Train would like to give a shout out to a few other people today! But I am not sure I will live long enought to list them all, and I do not want to leave anyone out! So, thank you to all my friends who have helped me along this journey! Now lets party!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!            Tommy

Good Morning fellow Exer's! It has been very wild with all the celebrations the last couple of days! I would like to thank each and everyone of you who took part in my 500 Day celebration! I have never seen anything like that! I am humbled! I just can't thank everyone enough!

Tha Freedom Train starts its day in the state of Illinois! We are here to pick up LeenieLennie, do you hear that Train whistle? Do you feel the ground shaking? There is about to be a huge celebration aboard the Freedom Train! It is a celebration 2 Years in the making! And it is yours!!! Yes, everyone take notice, our Leenie has 2 Smoke Free Years behind her! Leenie is a great example of the idea that you never quit quitting! You see Leenie had a 9 month trial quit! The fact that she lost it did not cause her to give up on herself! She persevered! Now 2 Years latter all the effort was worth while! Her determination has not only given her a New and Improved Smoke Free Life, but it has earned her a celebration aboard the Freedom Train! So Leenie, put on your prettiest party dress, and come board this Train! There is going to be a party!

From Illinois, the Freedom Train heads dowm to Omaha, Nebraska! we are going to pick up Patty! She has 100 Days behind her and a story to share with us all! So, Patty come aboard this Train and watch as the doors swing open for your induction in The Triple Digit Club! The story that Patty brings to us today is one that we should all keep fresh in our minds! I am going to copy it direct from her page!

"I started smoking when I was about 19 -- quit once for 6 years, and started back up about 8 years ago. For any of you who really believe you are strong enough to have 'just one cig to be social on occasion', you really need to give that thought up - Not gonna happen. We are addicts, and the sooner you admit it, the better off you'll be. I gave up my 6 year quit being stupid and enabled on my own deck one summer evening. Took me about 1 week to get right back to where I had been 6 years earlier."

Please take Patty's story to heart! Remember, we are all just one puff away from a pack a day, or more! Now with reality firmly set in our minds, Lets get this Party started!!

The Train is making a quick turn to run through Springville, Alabama! there is a guy there that calls himself "Ol Coot" (he has no idea what being old is all about) even though to some of us he is still a spring chicken! Jump on this Train my friend! The doors to The Triple Dight Club are about to open, and you are being inducted! Great job on the first 100 Days of your new Smoke Free Life!!! Love the Blue Angels on your page!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!            Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train is running a little late this morning! It took a long time to clean up after those incredible parties yesterday! We also have three cleaning crews trying to get the Freedom Cruise Liner back in ship shape! What an impressive display of affection and caring yesterday! I am very humbled! More on that later! Welcome aboard the Freedom Train as we begin our daily journey to Freedom from tobacco!

The Freedom Train starts out this morning by picking up my Dear sweet friend Judy(!) ! That is right ! Judy came to this community and identified her self with a question mark! She quickly discovered that there was no question about her ability to walk away from smoking! She is now identified by the Exclaimation Point that was the end of her addiction! That was 250 Days ago! Judy has never looked back, and altho she remains a lady of some mystery, I am proud to call her my friend! Come and celebrate with us today Judy! You deserve the best! Congrats on the first 250 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life! I am glad you are here!!

The next stop for the Freedom Train this morning is for Zinamarie! She has 40 Days. Yes, I know that is not what we normally call a milestone! But this Young Lady came here full of woe and doubt! She showed up at the Ray Steele Memorial Bonfire with, if I remember right, 7 cigarettes! She did not know she could quit, but she wanted to jump right in and be a part of us! Jump in she did! She is now a part of our community and is re-learning life without cigarettes! Hop on this Train Honey, it is time to celebrate!

Also we are stopping by again to pick up Lynette! Lynette missed the Train on her day 150! So we had a Starlight Run for her last night! She missed that too! She was helping a friend that is giving up smoking! That is a noble excuse! Therefore, I intend to take the Train to pick her up everyday, until she slips into that Little Black Party Dress and those Red Shoes, and climbs up here in the cab of the Freedom Train with me! So, Lynette, is today the day? Congrats on day154 Honey! Now let's get this party going! Would someone bring me the proverbial "hair of the dog"? Thank you!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                            Tommy

What a day! Between the Freedom Train and the new Freedom Cruiser and Casino, it is hard to imagine that anyone stiil has an ounce of partying left in them! But we are going to test that! As I promised the Freedom Train will be making a Special Starlight Run! This run to Freedom is being made at the request of our Dear Sweet Lynette! Lynette had 150 Days 3 days ago! However she missed the Train because she was rescueing a dog! I have rescued a few dogs in my younger days as well, but hers was the 4 legged kind! So, we really needed to give her another opportunity to ride the Train and celebrate! Of course it is also Shannon's(Wanting Freedom in SD) Birthday!! I am sure that the Dakota Posse is not done celebrating yet! Has anyone even seen Dodge yet? There is also a rumor that there is going to be a pig pickin'! That would be a tribute to me! I can surely ask for no more love and caring that I have already been shown! However, never let it be said that I missed a pig pickin'! A couple more drinks, and I may tell you my secret to success at cooking a pig! And what Canadian Mist has to do with it!

So without further ado let's get this train rolling for the Special Satlight Edition!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                   Tommy

Good Morning Fellow Exer's! Today is a special day for the Freedom Train! We will have two Editions of the Freedom Train today! I have been ask to repeat our Infamous Starlight run! In an effort to please all who work to be Free and stay Free, that will happen tonight! I am also looking for a qualified Engineer to drive the Train this evening! I intend to be in the bar car celebrating! And perhaps sneaking away from time to time! As much as I try to avoid blowing my own horn, there has already been much made of the fact that I have reached a major milestone! So perhaps my horn does deserve a small toot! I hope everyone will be able to join us for both runs!

The first stop for the Freedom Train is at my house! I have 500 days to celebrate! Today I will be celebrating the fact that you wonderful people continue to grant me the opportunity to engage in "Collateral Kindness"! If you have not recognized the great feeling of helping yourself by helping others, What are you waiting for? It is a great way to quit! It is a great way to live!

Today on the Freedom train we need acknowledge that our wonderful and beautiful friends Sandy(keptpromise) and Diane Joy(Indin Girl) have both found their way out of No-(Wo)Mans-Land! Congrats to the both of you! You are great examples to all of focus and determination! Thank you for being part of my life!

Also, the Freedom Train is swinging up to South Dakota today! It seems there is a birthday in the Dakota posse! Shannon! Oh Shannon(Wanting Freedom in SD)! There is a Train out here looking for you! You are the first person that the Train has picked up for their birthday! And we are going to sing!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                          Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! It is raining in Southwest Florida! And we really need it! I am hoping the we get enough to help with the fires! Otherwise all this lightning may just be starting more! Anyway, it is a great day to be alive, and a great day to be Smoke Free! Come and join us today, on the Freedom Train, as we make our daily run to Freedom from tobacco!

The Freedom Train starts out this morning down in Texas! We have a sweet friend there who has 200 Days that we need to help her celebrate! Patty! Patty! Come on out here Young Lady! Hear that Train Whistle? There is a Sunday drive about to start! There are a whole bunch of people who are going to get on this Train today and tell you about the great job you are doing! 200 Days is an important milestone! Patty was smoking a pack and a half a day before she quit! That is 300 packs or 6000 cigarettes that she has not smoked! Do you think that has made a difference to her? Get on this Train Patty! There is a party about to start!

The next stop for the Freedom Train is in Kentucky! We are here to pick up another Texas Lady! And yes, I do love Texas women? Froguelady! I brought this big ole Train here to get you! Why, you ask, are we picking her up on day 60? It is because the absent-minded conductor totally missed her on her day 50! This Young Lady deserves a ride on the Freedom Train! She has 60 Smoke Free Days behind her! Right now she is feeling a little homesick and missin' Texas! So hopefully we can get a little Texas-Two-Step music playing and make Froguelady feel at home during this celebration of our Freedom! Get you dancin' boots Honey! We are going for a ride!

I would also like to give a shout out to a couple of other wonderful ladies who are missing lately! Lori Cook up in Ohio! I have not heard from you in about 3 weeks! Assumming that you are still Smoke Free, You have 100 Days today! Come and celebrate! Mlb82 you have been missing even longer! You also have 100 Days since your quit began! I hope you both are still Smoke Free! However if something has happened, come on back home! You can be successful, and we will help! You know where the Freedom Train is, and I will leave the headlight on for you!

Now we have the business of a celebration at hand! Just a little heads-up for all! A friend is asking for a special Starlight Edition of the Freedom Train! While nothing is carved in stone yet, there could be a Double Running of the Freedom train tomorrow!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!          Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's Wow! Look at the numbers that these two ladies are putting up on the Freedom Train today! 2995 total days between two wonderful Ladies, that we all can be proud to call our friends!

I can not spend the amount of time I should this morning listing all the wonderful things that I would like to about these Ladies! My job, and sleeping is really interfering with the important things in life!

This morning I will pick up these guest on the Freedom Train and give you the opportunity to come here and tell what they mean to you and all of us!

Giulia, Please come out here and get on this Train! You have 1900 Days that we need to celebrate! My friends, I present Giulia!!

JoAnne! It is your day to shine! Let us give thanks that you have 3 Smoke Free Years behind you! Ladies and gentlemen, JoAnne!!

My dear friends this party and celebration is for you, and about you! Thank you for being part of our community! And thank you for helping lay the track that the Freedom Train runs on!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                      Tommy

Good morning fellow Exers! Today is Friday the 13th! If you suffer from triscadecaphobia, you may want to stay home today! Otherwise you should get out and enjoy life! Celebrate the fact that you are Free! You not only live in the land of the Free, (and I know that a few of you do not) but you are Freeing yourself from the bonds of slavery that tobacco held us in for so long! Welcome to all! Come aboard the Freedom Train as we make our daily run to Freedom from those nasty old cigarettes!

The Freedom Train begins the day out on the West Coast! We are here to pick up our Dear Sweet Lynette! Lynette! Are you ready Honey? That is OK! We will wait for you! But surely you looked at your quit clock! You have 150 Smoke Free Days! We are here today to celebrate that! And yes, I remember that little black party dress! And I remember the red shoes also! So get them on and come board this Train! 150 Days is a milestone we plan to celebrate today! Come on up front and ride with me! This train is ready for a party! Great job Lynette! we are glad that you are here! And I want to thank you Lynette, for the "brutaly" honest blog the other day!

The next stop is clear back across the country! We are headed to Framinghan MA! There is a sweet young Lady here that we all know as Jasey2197! She is starting her 25th Smoke Free Day! I know, I know! This trip is at the discretion of the Engineer! Jasey has not riden a Freedom Train before! But in spite of her battle with a bit of depression, she is blogging and fighting! And she is staying Smoke Free! Also, she mentioned to me yesterday that she likes to wear her pretty party dresses, and dance! We all know what a sucker I am for a girl in a pretty party dress! Soooooo, Jasey get on this Train girl! Welcome to a feeling of Freedom that can be yours forever! Now lets take this party down the tracks! Everyone celebrate your Freedom!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                Tommy

This morning, when I made the schedule for the Freedom Train, I missed Robin out in Las Vegas! I am dispatching the Freedom Limo at once to go and get her! She has 6 Smoke Free Months today! She will be picked up very soon and brought to meet the Freedom Train! In the mean time lets all let Robin know how proud we are of her! Note to Limo driver: Her husband sleeps during the day so DON"T blow the horn! If you ask nicely, Robin will recite movie dialouge for you! Stand by Robin! We are on the way!

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Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train would like to welcome everyone aboard today, as we celebrate the milestones people have reached! Once again today, we make our run to Freedom from the bonds that made us slaves to tobacco! As we start I have one question!

What does 550 Days feel like Maynell? WOOOOOO HOOOOOO! Yes, our Friend Maynell has 550 Smoke Free Days behind her! What were you doing 550 Days ago? Maynell was taking the first step on a fantastic voyage that has lead her to this Train ride today! Come aboard this Train Maynell! There are a whole bunch of people who want to tell you how wonderful you are!

Now the Freedom Train is moving away from the South and headed to Maryland! We gotta pick-up Healthyjayjo! Jill! Jill! Do you hear that Train whistle! Bring yourself on out here and get on this Train! You have 200 Smoke Free Days behind you, and we are here to celebrate! 200 Days is a great milestone! You come here and share your life and your joy with us! Today we want to give back to you, in the form of recognition of your success! So get your prettiest party dress, and you favorite dancin' shoes! There is a party happening And it is about you!

The next stop for the Freedom Train is in Minnesota! We are here to pick up M! M is the first letter in mysterious! M is symbolized here by a very cute cartoon character named "Woodstock". Anybody smoke there? Back on subject and serious! M has documented, to us, the struggles that are a part of reality! Know that we all care about what you are going through M! We are always here for you! Today the Train is here for you! If you can, put your worries on the back burner, and come celebrate your 150 Days of Freedom! We are proud of you, and glad you are a part of us!! Now lets get this party started!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!             Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! It is a great day to be Free of tobacco! The Freedom Train would like to invite all of our friends to come aboard today. Put aside lifes aggravations, and celebrate your victories! Especially your victory over the addiction that held you prisoner to yourself! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! (Thanks Dawn)

The Freedom Train is making its first stop this morning in Arkansas! James! Yo, James! There is a train out here looking for you! This is the kind of thing that happens when you have 500 Smoke Free Days behind you! That is right everyone! The "Happy Quitter" has had 500 Happy Days! So far! Grab your party clothes James! Your many, many, friends are on the way here to celebrate with you! 500 Days is a huge milestone! You have spread your brand of happiness along the way! Thank you for all that you do here!

The next stop is in Philly! LindaN! Don't even try to look surprised! You had to know that I was coming after you today! Look everybody Our Sweet Young Lady has 300 Smoke Free Days! Linda, I am so happy for you, and sooooo proud of you! In spite of the full plate that life continues to serve up to Linda, she is here to help all of us when we are in need! Linda, Honey, you have done so much, for so many, for so long, that I believe you can now do anything! With Nothing! Congrats on your first 300! And in case you, or anyone else have any doubts, I Love You!

The next stop for the Freedom Train is in the land of the Varsity Chili Dogs! Atlanta!! Gogoreviera, Get yourself out here! There is a Train looking for you! Did you think we did not know? You have 100 Smoke Free Days behind you! You proved all who thought you could not do it, wrong! Including yourself! Today you are inducted into The Triple Digit Club! So hop on this Train George, and celebrate! You may even be ask to provide some of the musical entertainment! Congrats on the first 100 Days of your New and Improved Smoke Free Life! Lets get this party cranked up! What do you say?

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                     Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train!

Posted by pir8fan May 11, 2011

The Freedom train just had a major malfunction! Please stand by while I try to re-type the whole thing!

Welcome all to a special evening run of the Freedom Train! We are in the state of Oregon! We are picking up my Dear Dear Sweet Friend Teresa! Honey this party tonight is a Freediom Train exclusive , and it is just for you! So put on that Prettiest Party Dress( I like the yellow one) And let's get this party rolling!

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TERESA!!

 

Good morning fellow Exer's! I hope everyone survived our down time last night! I was amazed to learn how much garbage is on TV! I guess I may be spending too much time here! Other than sports, this site has taken away my TV time! That may be another good thing that came from walking away from tobacco! Real people here, vs garbage on TV.

Today the Freedom Train begins it's run in Fellsmere, Florida. And we will have to wait a while before we move! We are waiting for one of my favorite people on the entire planet! Dawn! Dawn is one of the few people who has the power to hold up the Freedom Train! Dawn is having Dialysis right now, and she has 600 Days that we need to help her celebrate! We are not leaving here until she is ready to go! Now, she is going to tell me not to make a big fuss over this, but I do not always listen! Dawn will tell us that one day is not more important than the others, and that we should celebrate every day that we are given on this earth! She may very well be right about celebrating every day! However, the official stance of the Freedom Train is that we need to celebrate milestones! That is what we do! So, come aboard when you are ready Dawn! This party is about you, and how much we care about you! 600 Days, WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

The next stop for the Freedom Train, today, is in Gardendale, Alabama! We are looking for Bryan! I do not know if anyone has heard from him since the storms! I have not seen him in almost 2 weeks! I hope he is OK, and we are going to try to find him! He began this journey with us 100 Days ago. That is a huge milestone! It is the day you are inducted into the Triple Digit Club! If anyone know where Bryan is, please reach out to him! Tell him there is a Train on the way, and we need him to be on it! Now, while we wait for Dawn, there is no reason we can't start the party!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                Tommy

 Don was the maintainence man at the condo's where I live. Don was my firend! Don came to work this morning complaining of a pinched nerve in his neck. 2 hours later his lifeless body was found. We all think heart attack. As I walked away I glanced back at the golf cart that he used. On the back was an empty cigarette pack. The calling card of death!

God, we commend the spirt of our brother, and friend into your loving care. Amen 

pir8fan

A new Friend here!

Posted by pir8fan May 9, 2011

I would llike to ask everyone here to stop by and see vigo.danny! Danny is new to the site! This is a young man that I work with at Sears in Naples! I told him about all the information and support he would get here! Now if you would my friends , show him what I was talking about! Thank you!!!

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train would like to invite all of our friends, new and old to come back on board today and help us celebrate our Freedom from the bondage that tobacco kept us in for so long! Realize as we salute those who have put together large numbers, that there are those who are struggeling too keep a few days together! Those who have large numbers started in the same place as those who only have a few! Reaching large numbers is quite an accomplishment! Continuing to fight through the early day is accomplishment also! With that thought in mind, please know that everyone is welcome here everyday! As we celebrate great accomplishments we must stay aware of the pitfalls, and celebrate every small victory. We must continue to reach out to everyone who needs a hand! None of us started half way up the mountain! We all started at the bottom! So as we celebrate today let us all remember where we came from!

The Freedom Train Is down on the farm today! Jeannie! Jeannie! Have you got your prettiest party dress on? Have you got your dancing shoes? You have 700 Smoke Free Days behind you, and a huge party in front of you! OK, everybody, what were you doing June 8th of 2009? Jeannie was sitiing around contemplating the future of Notre Dame sports, and a future without the addiction to tobacco! She realized that there was not much she could do about one, but that she had total control of the other! And control it she has! 700 Days she has maintained that control! That is awesome! Congrats on the first 700 Days of you New and Improved Smoke Free Life Jeannie! You are a great role model, and a shinning example for all who follow you!

The Train would also like to give a shout out to EllenMT. Ellen has found the light at the end of the tunnel and is out of No-Mans-Land! Congrats on those first 130 Days Sweetie!   Now, let get the celebration rolling!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                                 Tommy

Attention all Mothers, and I think most of you know who you are!! Tomorrow is a special day set aside to pay tribute to your virtues! The virtues of a Mother are far too numerous to list! I suspect that the job is part instinct, and part learned behavior. And where does one learn such behavior? From your Mother. So first of all, everyone of you lovely Ladies are a walking, talking tribute to the person that taught you to be a Mother. Then there are your children. They love you!! They appreciate the night you stayed up with them when they were sick. They remember the nights you could not sleep until they were home safe. They remember the times you laughed and cried with them. Or just let them talk. They may tease you, and call you a martyr. But they know! They may not express it very well, but they know! You are the only source they can count on for unconditional Love. There will be times when your children will not like you, and times that you will not like them very much. But they know! You will never stop loving them. From you they will learn to love themselves, and learn to love others. So it is, that Mother's are the true source of all the love we encounter in our lives! God bless you Ladies!

I would like to take this moment to salute all the Mothers here. You bring love to this site everyday. It is fitting that there is a day set aside to honor you. And, I would like to wish all of you a very, very HAPPY SMOKE FREE MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!! Thank you, each and every one for the Love you bring here!!!!!! Tommy

 

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Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train's staff and crew would like to extend a heartfelt wish for a Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's! I know that you are all very busy, so todays intro will be short and to the point!

MrsKatieK drop what you are doing! There is a Train out here! We are looking for all the people in your house that have 100 Smoke Free Days! Our info says there is only one! That is you! So, Katie, put on your prettiest party dress! Get out your favorite dancing shoes! There is a party about to bust loose and you are the guest of honor! I know that Pockets is sitting at 62 Days, but you can still bring him on the Train! That means it only took you 38 days to convince him that this could be done! That is awesome! Today the door of The Triple Digit Club swings open to invite you in to your induction! 100 Days is a great milestone! The end of No-Mans-Land is in sight! Congrats Katie! We are happy for you, and happier still that you part of our family! Now, let's get this Mother's Day version of the Freedom Train Celebration started! Katie, pull that rope that blows the Train whistle and lets get rolling!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                    Tommy

pir8fan

Happy Mothers Day!

Posted by pir8fan May 7, 2011

Attention all Mothers, and I think most of you know who you are!! Tomorrow is a special day set aside to pay tribute to your virtues! The virtues of a Mother are far too numerous to list! I suspect that the job is part instinct, and part learned behavior. And where does one learn such behavior? From your Mother. So first of all, everyone of you lovely Ladies are a walking, talking tribute to the person that taught you to be a Mother. Then there are your children. They love you!! They appreciate the night you stayed up with them when they were sick. They remember the nights you could not sleep until they were home safe. They remember the times you laughed and cried with them. Or just let them talk. They may tease you, and call you a martyr. But they know! They may not express it very well, but they know! You are the only source they can count on for unconditional Love. There will be times when your children will not like you, and times that you will not like them very much. But they know! You will never stop loving them. From you they will learn to love themselves, and learn to love others. So it is, that Mother's are the true source of all the love we encounter in our lives! God bless you Ladies!

I would like to take this moment to salute all the Mothers here. You bring love to this site everyday. It is fitting that there is a day set aside to honor you. And, I would like to wish all of you a very, very HAPPY SMOKE FREE MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!! Thank you, each and every one for the Love you bring here!!!!!!            Tommy

Good Morning fellow Exer's! As you know the Freedom Train failed to make the daily run to Freedom yesterday! I am happy to see that everyone seemed to survive without me! I do offer sincere apologies to those who had milestones that went unacknowledged yesterday! I invite all of you to come and be saluted today!

The first stop for the freedom train is in Fresno, Ca! Fresno, I have been informed is not far from Fresno! We are here to pick up a young Lady who had a huge milestone yesterday! Twinda! Twinda! There is a Train out here for you! Our Friend Twinda has 4 years and a day! Could you imagine at the start of a quit! 4 yearsAnd a day! How impressive is that number? Congratulations Twinda!! Come aboard this Train and celebrate as we celebrate you! I know that you love a good laugh! So in honor of you, today I plan to say something funny! If i don't, I am sure I can count on Dale to do that for me! Congratulations on the first 4 years of your new Smoke Free Life! Look there is Yosemite!!

We are now crossing the country at a high rate of speed to get to Alabama! On our way we are offering up prayers to all who suffered loss there during the storms! Bjmarks! I am calling you by your first name. B! I hope you did not put your party dress away when I failed to show up yesterday! It is time to don it now! The Freedom Train is here and we know that you have 401 days now! 400 days B, is a great milestone, and the first on the way to the second year of Freedom! So, put on that party dress and get your dancing shoes! It is time to celebrate you! Way to go my Friend!

Nine Patch! I hope you did not think you would go un-noticed! Not going to happen! It has been 201 days since you had your last cigarette ever! This is a fantastic milestone! You have spoken to us about the calm that came after No-Mans-Land! Now you have settled into that forever quit! Come and celebrate with us today! Is it OK to have a loud celebration in Central Texas? 201 days is fantastic! Some day you will have to tell me where that name came from!

Now we are headed up to Maryland! Guess who is back on the Train today? That is right it is Bonnie! I know that Bonnie was just with us a few days ago with her first year and a half! But today is 550 days and we need to celebrate that too! Way to go Bonnie! You are a true role model here! We appreciate you!! Now let's get this party cranked up!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                Tommy

pir8fan

Freedom Train!

Posted by pir8fan May 6, 2011

Good morning Fellow Exer's! Due to an early morning power failure(on my part) The Freedom Train will be doing a special Friday Evening run tonight! I am sorry for any inconvienence this may have caused! Have a special day, all!

The hardest thing about being here, there, and everywhere on this site, and having so many wonderful friends, is this. I sometimes learn of things that should not be public knowledge, but are none the less situations in which one of our own needs our prayers and support! Such is the case with our Sweet Friend and a Lady that I feel very close to, SuzieQ! So, I am coming to you today, my friends, and asking you to ignore your natural curiousity, and blindly follow me in offering up prayers for the help, and strength, that our friend needs in her current struggle! We have all seen the power of our prayers at this site! I know that Suzie and I can count on you! Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart!

Good Morning fellow Exer's! This is going to be a graet day to be on the Freedom Train! Two of our absolute best are celebrating big milestones today! These Ladies have done so much, for so many, at this site! Today the Freedom Train is honored to try and give some of the love back to this great pair!

Aztec! I am looking for you girl! Have you looked at your quit clock? It says 730 Days! If you divide that by 365 you come up with 2! 2 Years Smoke Free! This is now, Aztec quit 2.0! Two years is a fantastic milestone! Thank you for providing this moment for us to help you celebrate!

Aztec comes here day after day, and shares a wealth of information with those who are coming to our site for the first time! While doing this she also finds time to post encouraging blogs, and commet on all of our blogs as well! This young Lady is a master of time management, to my way of thinking! I am sure you all know how much of your life can easily be taken up by our family here! We can be a bit high maintainence! Aztec handles so much of that for us! So, today stop by for a moment and let her know how much we appreciate what she does for us!

Aztec, my Sweet Friend, get your prettiest party dress and your favorite dancing shoes! The rest of your day will be one huge celebration!

Now, lets go and get Kellie! Kellie, the Freedom Train is here to pick you up! I know that you have a lot going on with the new diet and exercise work! I know that you are spending a lot of time on the trampoline! I also know about the days that the air quality holds you hostage in your own house! You have 700 Days today! That is 700 Days that you have waged a spirited battle for your life! It is also 700 Days that you have bared your soul to the world! You have openly posted all the struggles that cigarette smoking has heaped onto you! You, Kellie have shown a remarkable courage, that most of us can not even imagine! All in the name of helping us understand what tobacco can do to us! So today we are celebrating you! Come and join us if you are up to it! If you are not, or if you have to much going on, that is OK! We are going to celebrate you, regardless of your presence or absense! I just want you to know that I , for one, love you Kellie! Congrats on your first 700 days! {;-)!   Visit Kellie at:

http://asiliveandbreathe-kellie.blogspot.com/

Now let's get the party started!!!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                            Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! If you have any extra rain, please sent it to Southwest Florida! We are on fire! There is a 17,000 acre fire about 4 miles from here! The interstate has warnings of reduced visability! Gives a whole new meaning to heavy smoker! But we are getting on the Train, and escaping all of that!

Bonnie! Bonnie! Come out and play with us! The Freedom Train is here to pick you up! Bonnie has an entire Year and a Half of Smoke Free living behind her! Our dear sweet Friend has been coming here day after day, to make life better for so many of us! She has provided so much guidance to our newbies! I would love to hear from some of you who would not be here today if it were not for Bonnie! She has found ways to reach out and find the new quitters! She has provided a pathway to take them to the blogs, and places where we share "Collateral Kindness"! There is no telling how many lives that Bonnie has saved! So today, please take a little time, and help us celebrate all that Bonnie has done for our community! But, remember that we also celebrating the strength that Bonnie has shown in helping herself! So, That party dress I talking about last night? Those dancing shoe that I mentioned? Are you ready Bonnie? This celebration is about You, and a Year and a Half of devotion that you have given here! So let us get the party cranking!!! Would someone get a cup of Bengal Tea for Bonnie, please!

Today we also have a stop to make in Rhode Island! Stephanie!(RI1811) Has 100 Smoke Free Days! Stephanie, after what appeared to be a sorta shakey start, Has settled into her quit very nicely! Congrats, today as the doors of The Triple Digit Club swing open for your induction! WTG Stephanie! We are all very proud that you are one of us! Have you got your Party Dress on?

I also want to give a quick shout out to Marcie, who has just completed her fist 30 Days! WTG Marcie!!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                             Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train starts the day in Minnesota! Again! We have lots of great quitters in Minnesota! However there is only one we all know as Quitter! Today she is the one we are celebrating on the Freedom Train! Quitter, I am sending the Freedom Limo in to pick you up! I am not sure the Train can get past all the sand bags! Quitter joins us today in the One Year Club! Yes, a year ago this fine Lady decided that she would be known forevermore as Quitter! And quit she did! Through all the tough times she has brought her frustrations here, and vented them! She has posted the pictures of the flooding! But if you want to see the true heart of this Lady look at the picture she has posted now! There is a true symbol of loving and caring! Quitter, congrats on your first full Smoke Free Year! You provide inspiration to all of us! We are proud that you are one of us!! Do something VERY special for yourself today!

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The Freedom Train would also like to send a special shout out Kat! Our dear friend in Connecticut has had some rough spots, but she has 7 Smoke Free Months today! You are doing great my Friend! I can't wait for the Oscars!

Also one of our newer Friends, Jonilou has Her first 50 Smoke Free Days behind her! Grab your prettiest party dress honey! We are celebrating you today! You are beating this addiction and we are proud of you!!

One last note! I have seen a number of our fellow Exer,s out walking and running to raise money for some very good causes! I just want to congratulate those people! You are indicitive of the caring that is represented here on a daily basis! I also want to remind everyone that you are Free! You can now do things that you never thought you would do again! Enjoy your new found Freedom! Go forward and prosper!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils of tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                Tommy

Good Morning fellow Exer's! Come aboard the Freedom Train! We have so much to celebrate, and be thankful for! The man they called public enemy #1 is dead! It can be argued that we are doing battle here daily with a more dangerous, and sneaky killer. We fight a deadly and evil enemy here everyday that cleverly induces us to kill ourselves! While my heart goes out to the families of the victims of 9/11, and the victims of the combat that has ensued, I recognize a battle that we are fighting here, in which the casualities are higher, and the devistation to families is just as great! So as we give thanks for the eradication of one enemy, let us re-double our efforts against the one we are fighting here everyday!

Yaya! Yaya! Where are you Girl? The Freedom Train is here looking for you! There is information in front of me that says you have 450 Smoke Free days behind you! I do not think I have to introduce anyone to YaYa! This kind Lady comes here and stays above the fray when we have our occassional ruckuses (rucki). I think I like rucki better! Anyway, YaYa goes about her quit with quiet dignity! Her advice is sound and her judgement is good! YaYa is a valuable part of our community, and today the Freedom Train salutes YaYa! 450 Days!

Tammy! Tammy! I hope you have on that party dress! Look at the calender! You have 300 Smoke Free Days! You did not think I would miss you, did you? Come all, to help us celebrate Tammy(Empahty)! In spite of health issues, Tammy is here as much as she can be! She fights this addiction with gusto! She is a beacon for our newbies, and a staunch supporter of her friends here! I am proud to say that I am one of those friends! So Tammy come aboard this Train today! Celebrate your milestone, just like you celebrate the rest of us! 300 Days! What a feat!!!

The Freedom Train would also like to Extend an Invitation to Laurie and Maggie come and have a seat of honor today! We have all watched the tough times that Laurie has been going throuh as of late! She has fought through a lot! She has also fought these battle while remaining Smoke Free! We also see my great godd friend Maggie here everyday without fail! Maggie contributes so very much to the Freedom Train! And how about that Bonfire she hosted? Some times the math on number of months is a bit fuzzy, and I generally stay away from month celebrations! BUT, theses two quit buddies have been with us 9 months! They are 3/4 of the way through their first Smoke Free Year! I would like for all to take a few seconds and thank them for helping to make our community great!

I would also like to recognise that our good friend Spunkie is back on the site today! If you do not know Spunkie, you should! She has more than 700 Days behind her and is a great friend to have! Welcome home Honey!!! Now lets get this celebration started!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!                  Tommy

Good morning fellow Exer's! The Freedom Train would like to start the month of May with a tip of the conductors hat to the people at Admin! They have responded, and are doing a great job of keeping the spam out of the way of our mission here! Thank you, Admin!

This morning the Freedom Train begins it's daily run to Freedom in the North East! That would be the Boston area! Moe? Moe!!! There is a Train out here looking for you! Yes! Our first stop is to pick-up our dear sweet Friend Moe! As in Moe Unfiltered! Moe has 450 Smoke Free Days in the rear view mirror! We would be hard pressed to find someone who has struggled more with their health! Moe has overcome all for the first 450 days! Let us all raise our glasses in a cheer, and show of respect for our Moe! 450 Days is, as we say backhome, "A damn good start!"

Now we are headed  to a little bitty town in Illinois! Jlbrink(Jamie)! Where are you honey? You need to be grabbin' that party drees and gettin' out here! There are some folks here that have done the math! You have 200 Days of not Smoking behind you! That is a milestone! So whatever you are selling, to whoever you are selling it to, can wait! You have some serious partying to get done here! We are very proud of you Jamie! I am sure that your three children are proud of their Mommy also!

Caw Caw! Carol!! You have a reason to "crow" today! You have 150 Smoke Free Days behind you! You also have a huge group of supporters here behind you! We are proud to have you on the Freedom Train again today! I know that you are a Jill-of-all-trades! But what you do best is quit smoking, and ba a friend to all of us here! 150 Days is a milestone to celebrate and we are here to celebrate with you! So climb on board and start the Party! Great job Carol!

Now we are headed to the airport! Should be a Freedom Plane landing in just a bit! YogiB is on there! That is right! I dispatched the Freedom Plane to Hawaii this morning to bring Yogi home to celebrate with us! This young Lady has her first 50 Days of Freedom in the bank! She comes here often, in a way to which I can relate! Yogi and I both wear our hearts on our sleeves! I see that as good thing! She gives us the opportunity to help her when she needs it! And that is what we are here for! Right? So YogiB, I am waiting to see the party dress you choose for this occasion! Come a celebrate with us! You deserve it! NOW!! Let us begin the first Freedom run of May!

This Train is bound for FREEDOM from the Evils tobacco and smoking!!

"IF YOU ARE NOT RIDING WITH US, YOU ARE MISSING THE TRAIN"

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!              Tommy

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