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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2008
JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 04/01/2008 4:05:44 AM PDT by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
your thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*.

Enjoy! :)












Never Forget!






Bad Penny




Amy's personal guardian ~
the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

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Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; april; friends; friendship
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Please FReepmail me to be added or removed from my ping list. Thank you.

1 posted on 04/01/2008 4:05:46 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1; OESY; NicknamedBob; The Mayor; Diver Dave; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; Kudsman; ...

Graphic by MamaBear

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of
what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.
~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly.
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost, "Cluster of Faith," 1962

He who is born a fool is never cured.
~Proverb

Let us be thankful for the fools.
But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
~Mark Twain

If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
~Welsh Proverb

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
~Jack Handey

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
~Japanese Proverb

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
~Abraham Lincoln

The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
~Will Rogers

A man always blames the woman who fools him.
In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
~Henry Louis Mencken

2 posted on 04/01/2008 11:16:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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Graphic by MamaBear

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof
is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools
~Douglas Adams

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one,
that proves you have a sense of humor.
~Max Eastman

Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
~Irish Proverb

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke
and that the joke is oneself.
~Clifton Paul Fadiman

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.
~Spanish Proverb

I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.
~Edgar Allan Poe

The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being,
but to remind him that he is already degraded.
~George Orwell

Suppose the world were only one of God's jokes,
would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?
~George Bernard Shaw

Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of yourself,
don't feel you've done a permanent job.
~Author Unknown

3 posted on 04/01/2008 11:24:46 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends

4 posted on 04/01/2008 11:32:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee



Happy Birthday, Jaycee!!
Hope your special day is Terrific!

Enjoy!!

5 posted on 04/01/2008 11:38:14 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All

Hiya all


6 posted on 04/01/2008 11:45:45 AM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; All
WONDERFUL graphics to start the month of April! I especially think the pledge graphic is beautiful.

Today's your birthday, jaycee? Hope it's perfect! Purrfectly Wonderful! :)


7 posted on 04/01/2008 11:55:49 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Poetgal26


Welcome to Amy's Place, Poetgal.
Thank you for coming by!

Would you like to be added to the AP Ping List?
We would love to have you.

8 posted on 04/01/2008 11:58:22 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Yes please Amy, I would appricate that!


9 posted on 04/01/2008 12:05:07 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: Billie


Good morning, BillieBlue.

Great to see you this morning.

Even though, MamaBear made the beautiful Pledge Graphic and
the cute Ping Graphics, I will say "Thank You" for the wonderful compliments.

A special Thank you for our new AP Greeting Graphic.
I love it!!!

10 posted on 04/01/2008 12:06:38 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Poetgal26
DONE

;^ )
11 posted on 04/01/2008 12:08:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks Amy....may I ask where in CA are ya?

I have relatives near the Bay area and as well as Orange county


12 posted on 04/01/2008 12:11:15 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: Poetgal26

Hi!!!


13 posted on 04/01/2008 12:18:18 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Poetgal26

I’m in Fresno .... just about half way between your two sets of relatives. :^)

We are retired farmers and are still living on the farm.

When you make it out to visit relatives, let us know. Maybe you can make a stop in Fresno. I’m sure I could find some local FReepers to meet for dinner.


14 posted on 04/01/2008 12:23:11 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

I will keep that in mind and that would be awesome

But I doubt my other half would set food in CA, he thinks it is too liberal....Farmers eh?
What type?

We are farmers as well, but not retired...


15 posted on 04/01/2008 12:24:43 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: Poetgal26

I’ve have to run .... I will get back to you later. Okay?


16 posted on 04/01/2008 12:26:18 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends; La Enchiladita

Hi all!!

I have an appt with the eye doc. Past time for my eye exam.

I will be back later this afternoon.

Have fun but be good on this All Fool’s Day! ;^ )


17 posted on 04/01/2008 12:27:57 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
A special Thank you for our new AP Greeting Graphic. I love it!!!

I do, too - I would say that 'we' all done good! :)


18 posted on 04/01/2008 12:28:12 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear

Meant to ping you to #18!


19 posted on 04/01/2008 12:30:20 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy
See ya later Amy, and good luck on your appointment!
20 posted on 04/01/2008 12:31:00 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: jaycee
Oh.....it's your birthday?? :-)


21 posted on 04/01/2008 12:38:50 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Hi there, How ya doing today?


22 posted on 04/01/2008 12:46:47 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: jaycee
Have a Beautiful Day, Filled with Blessings and Joy, my Dear FRiend!!


23 posted on 04/01/2008 12:47:22 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Poetgal26

24 posted on 04/01/2008 12:50:49 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, and I luv your FR page...


25 posted on 04/01/2008 12:57:52 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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To: JustAmy

How adorable that is and how sweet of you for the greeting~~it has been a great day so far and my son and DIL will take me out to eat tonight at the Japanese restaurant, one of my favorites~~


26 posted on 04/01/2008 12:58:43 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear; JustAmy; All; FRiends
Your Post is So Beautiful, Lori, and I Love your Pledge Graphic in Amy's #4; Everything you Post is Wonderful. : )

I Hope Everyone is having a Good Day.


27 posted on 04/01/2008 12:59:21 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Poetgal26

Thank you, Poetgal26! : ) Your Tag Line is Excellent.


28 posted on 04/01/2008 1:03:27 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you so much for the birthday greeting...it is as cute as can be. I have had a time trying to get on FR today. Couldn’t get on until 2:15. Don’t know if anyone else had this problem or not!


29 posted on 04/01/2008 1:04:45 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Poetgal26
Hi, Poetgal26! We are glad you have joined us. :-)


30 posted on 04/01/2008 1:06:08 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Mama_Bear

How utterly beautiful your greeting is! Gorgeous and I love lavender a lot and I love Iris! Ya’ll are just too sweet!


31 posted on 04/01/2008 1:06:24 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear

Thank you Mama, it looks like all CA people here so far, I must be the only outsider lol


32 posted on 04/01/2008 1:08:00 PM PDT by Poetgal26 (God bless the US Military and our vets! (RIP Sgt Matthew Maupin))
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Hi Amy, thanks for the April re-model and the invitation. Spanish proverbs are the best. Shakespeare said April is "the cruelest month," not sure why. It's always had many wonderful days in it (wink), including usually Easter, Passover, Opening Day of baseball (woo hoo) and simply the enjoyment of Spring....


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And, oh!! This terrific month starts off with Jaycee's birthday!!


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JAYCEE!!!

33 posted on 04/01/2008 1:08:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Kitty Mittens
Thank you, Kitty. I am having a wonderful day!

You are like a ray of sunshine here. I appreciate you. :-)

34 posted on 04/01/2008 1:08:27 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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I am doing fantastic, thank you!!!
However, I am also sad about the news re Matt Maupin, an American hero. Thank you for remembering...


35 posted on 04/01/2008 1:13:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Billie
I do, too - I would say that 'we' all done good! :)

Yep, we all done good. It was a group effort. Thank you particularly for the artwork on the east wall. So much nicer than the original. ;-)

Thanks also for the compliments on the pledge graphic today. I was looking for something with a flag and spring-like flowers or an "April-ish" background and found an image of a seed packet for red, white and blue Larkspur. I removed the text and it worked out nicely for a pledge graphic.

Happy April to you!

36 posted on 04/01/2008 1:17:47 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Billie; DollyCali

For my dear friends, I have fretted all day because I couldn’t get on Free Republic. I started trying at 8:00 and kept getting that window about timing out. It would come up so quickly, I knew something was wrong. I tried other web sites and could get on...email was fine coming in so I got ahold of someone from my provider to help me. She said it had to be the website was down or something, if I could get on other websites, etc.

I tried for hours, then I had to leave to run a few errands and as soon as I was back I was trying again. Couldn’t get on! Then my sister in law came by for a visit and right before she pulled into the driveway...I finally got Free Republic to come through. I had an old email address for Jim Robinson and wrote an email to him this morning and got a return, saying it could not be received. Do not know what my problem was but seems okay at the moment. I am going to try to answer some of my pings, etc. and may have to catch up when I get back from dinner! Bye ya’ll.....


37 posted on 04/01/2008 1:18:37 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear

Did you make that Pledge graphic? It is beautiful!! I didn’t know what to comment on first, the graphics are so wonderful. Thank you for helping to spruce up Amy’s Place for Spring:):)

I love larkspur and also delphinium, which I am beginning to see ‘round here.


38 posted on 04/01/2008 1:22:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
I don't get Shakespeare's characterization of April as the "cruelest month" either. Maybe he got his heart broken in April? Just a guess, I really have no idea.

I love April, mainly because it is no longer "March". I don't care what the calendar says, March is the LONGEST month! Seems like it has at least 45 days in it!

Have a great April 1st, dita!

39 posted on 04/01/2008 1:22:23 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Billie

I am also a fan of the opening graphic, and if that is your living room, color me jealous....lol!!!!


40 posted on 04/01/2008 1:23:25 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Mama_Bear

Funny that... I agree re March. I was thinking yesterday, what is this extra day doing here? Let’s get going!! LOL.


41 posted on 04/01/2008 1:27:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita
Did you make that Pledge graphic? It is beautiful!!

Thank you! I enjoy so much finding images and making pledge graphics out of them. If you happen to come across any American flag images on the internet that you think would work well for a pledge graphic, let me know. I am always looking for more.

This time I was trying to find something spring-like and found a Larkspur seed packet that ended up working out nicely. Playing in PhotoShop is an indulgence for me. It keeps me from doing things I should be doing, but I just can't resist sometimes.

42 posted on 04/01/2008 1:27:59 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Great post Dita, including the darling birthday greeting!! Thank you so very much! Hope you read my post about not being able to get on FR all day!


43 posted on 04/01/2008 1:28:33 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita

Lovely, Enchiladita! (((HUGS)))


44 posted on 04/01/2008 1:32:04 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Mama_Bear

Yes, March is the longest month seems like and it is windy every one of those long days! When April comes, it seems like spring arrived. We have a wonderful 72 here today! I haven’t got to go out and play in the dirt today though! Had other things to take care of...


45 posted on 04/01/2008 1:32:13 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

I DO LOVE your Pledge today...its beautiful!


46 posted on 04/01/2008 1:33:58 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Kitty Mittens
Hello Kitty Mittens, Happy April to You:)!!!

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47 posted on 04/01/2008 1:34:30 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

The graphic by Mama Bear is heavenly and I love the quotes!


48 posted on 04/01/2008 1:35:43 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Billie

Thank you Billie. Guess it makes me a fool to be born on April Fool’s Day, huh? LOL~~~


49 posted on 04/01/2008 1:38:34 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Mama_Bear

This is just breath taking and I love the others,too.


50 posted on 04/01/2008 1:38:44 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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