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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2008
May1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 04/30/2008 10:28:57 PM PDT by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: jaycee


Good morning, Jaycee.

Your white kitty is so pretty. Thank you.

Sending you some love in return.

2,101 posted on 05/30/2008 10:26:37 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All


'The Princess Anne' enters the harbour at Dover, England.

* * *

The hovercraft was invented by British engineer Christopher Cockerell (later Sir Christopher). He produced his first working model in 1956 and three years later his first full size test craft was produced by Saunders Roe. On 25 July 1959 the, Cockerell designed, Saunders Roe Nautical One (SRN1), successfully completed the first cross Channel hovercraft crossing from Calais to Dover, exactly fifty years after Bleriot’s first Channel flight.

The first regular passenger service from Dover started on 1 August 1968 when the Dover to Boulogne service was inaugurated by the SRN4 hovercraft “Princess Margaret”. The craft was owned by Seaspeed, the hovercraft operating subsidiary of British Railways, and ran from the new hoverport built at the Eastern Docks. In August 1969 a second SRN4 was delivered and the “Princess Anne” opened a second route from Dover to Calais.

In 2000 Hoverspeed decided to end hovercraft operation. The abolition of duty-free sales in June 1999 had resulted in a significant drop in passenger numbers. The hovercraft were replaced by seacats, which could carry nearly twice as many cars and passengers although with a slower crossing time to Calais of 45 minutes. The last hovercraft crossing was on Sunday 1 October 2000 and the seacats took over the service the following day.

* * *

Love Poem No. 1

As the hovercraft puffed its skirts
against the concrete apron, so I flew -
Dover harbour a spray of images
around my spinning form as my brother
swung me from the salt-crust lawns
over the edge of the cliff, a handgrasp away
from learning the dangers of trust.

Now the last hovercraft has been scrapped
for spares I can discover new dangers
beyond the crumbled castle's keep. Seduction
in moonlight is a walk through stiff grasses
to watch the sea bolster Dover below;
to feel the wind wipe the rain
across my naked back as I dance with you
on the edge of the cliff, eyes forward -
not down - each step an experiment
in my trust of flinty contact.

-- Rik Roots

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2,102 posted on 05/30/2008 10:30:31 AM PDT by OESY
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To: GodBlessUSA; La Enchiladita; MEG33; Lady Jag; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; JustAmy; The Mayor; All

2,103 posted on 05/30/2008 10:32:29 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

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2,104 posted on 05/30/2008 10:33:26 AM PDT by OESY
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To: yorkie

I think we will have fun. The teacher told me that all of her class is excited. They heard about this trip taken last year.

I can take 5 or 6 kids, depending on whether one rides in the front seat. If we have enought vehicles, I would prefer to only take 5 in my car.


2,105 posted on 05/30/2008 10:34:28 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

If someone put them before me today, I would take them all! Look at those eyes...I love ‘em!


2,106 posted on 05/30/2008 10:35:43 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

So precious Oesy! One dog is staring at the smiling one, like, what are you doing? Its too cold to smile!


2,107 posted on 05/30/2008 10:37:53 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

You will have lots of fun. I get sentimental thinking back when I was room mother and took all the trips with the little ones. It was the best thing I ever did! At the time, I didn’t feel like I had time enough to do it all, but looking back, I have excellent memories.


2,108 posted on 05/30/2008 10:42:05 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

That was a very interesting post OESY. I never knew they had discontinued the Hovercraft Channel crossings. I suppose they still use them across the River Dee from the Wirral Peninsular and to the Isle of Wight.


2,109 posted on 05/30/2008 10:45:18 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: jaycee; FRiends



2,110 posted on 05/30/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

‘your’...not ‘you’! Guess you read between the lines.


2,111 posted on 05/30/2008 10:45:29 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

Sent that to me.....glad I’m not the only one....brain freeze setting in...no kidding, I will be checking out now! Have lots to do today!


2,112 posted on 05/30/2008 10:48:25 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
My kind of day:).......

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2,113 posted on 05/30/2008 10:49:23 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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A Windows Media File.

Save this one he is great

JEROME MURAT

2,114 posted on 05/30/2008 10:54:52 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: jaycee

Jaycee, that is about the funniest picture I ever saw! ROTF!!!


2,115 posted on 05/30/2008 11:12:10 AM PDT by yorkie (You are NEVER too old to have a happy childhood)
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To: Cardhu
You pose an interesting supposition somewhat above my pay grade,
but for those who have never seen a hovercraft or taken a ride:



Hovercrafts at Ryde, Isle of Wight

More


2008 Hover Craft Departures:

From Ryde
0630 MF
0700 MF
0730 MF
0745 MF
0800 NS
0815 MF
0830 ~
0900
0930
1000 *
1030
1100 *
1130
1200 *
1230
1300 *
1330
1400 *
1430
1500 *
1530
1600 *
1630
1645 MF
1700
1715 MF
1730
1800
1830
1900
1940
2020 +#

From Southsea
0645 MF
0715 MF
0745 MF
0800 MF
0815 NS
0830 MF
0845 ~
0915
0945
1015 *
1045
1115 *
1145
1215 *
1245
1315 *
1345
1415 *
1445
1515 *
1545
1615 *
1645
1700 MF
1715
1730 MF
1745
1815
1845
1915
1955
2035 +#

~ = Not sunday except 20th July to 31st August
* = Not sunday until 6th April
NS = Not Sunday
MF = Monday to Friday
+ = Friday from 2nd May to 5th September
# = Everyday from 19th July to 31st August
No service Christmas Day or Boxing Day

Departures may be subject to alteration
Sunday timetable on 1st January 2008

Saturday service on other National Holidays.

.

2,116 posted on 05/30/2008 11:13:12 AM PDT by OESY
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To: MEG33

Awww ..... how cute, Meg.

That Kitty looks huge!! He needs BIG hugs.

Thanks for sharing.


2,117 posted on 05/30/2008 11:15:24 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

And spoiled!!


2,118 posted on 05/30/2008 11:16:04 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

And smarter .... he gets on a lawn chair so he can look into the house and call to us. He wants to come inside. This happens every morning while Marissa is having breakfast.


2,119 posted on 05/30/2008 11:17:59 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

;o)

Kitties need spoiling..and lots of hugs and rubs.


2,120 posted on 05/30/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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2,121 posted on 05/30/2008 11:21:54 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: OESY


Happy Hovercraft Day, OESY.

Great history of the hovercraft. Thank you.

Have a nice Hovercraft Day!

2,122 posted on 05/30/2008 11:24:03 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

LOL

Thanks, Jaycee.


2,123 posted on 05/30/2008 11:25:11 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: yorkie; MEG33; GodBlessUSA
So cute, Yorkie.....:)
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2,124 posted on 05/30/2008 11:25:48 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: OESY

Looks like he wants us to declare today ....

Hug Your Dog Day!!

Thanks, OESY.


2,125 posted on 05/30/2008 11:26:27 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends

I have to leave for awhile.

I will catch up when I return.

TGIF, Everyone!!


2,126 posted on 05/30/2008 11:27:35 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Awwwwww..... too sweet:)


2,127 posted on 05/30/2008 11:27:50 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Cardhu
I must confess, in the francophone world, I prefer:

Melissa Theuriau, the sexiest woman alive--as judged by her facial expressions.

.


2,128 posted on 05/30/2008 11:28:01 AM PDT by OESY
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To: La Enchiladita

Anytime..cute, Dita!


2,129 posted on 05/30/2008 11:31:02 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: La Enchiladita

;o)


2,130 posted on 05/30/2008 11:32:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: La Enchiladita

AWWWwwww


2,131 posted on 05/30/2008 11:34:20 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Cardhu

Yes, he is great! I am mesmerized....thanks!


2,132 posted on 05/30/2008 11:35:29 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy
.... he gets on a lawn chair so he can look into the house and call to us. He wants to come inside. This happens every morning while Marissa is having breakfast.

Hahaha. Kitties, kitties.... the silly stuff they do, I love 'em.

2,133 posted on 05/30/2008 11:35:43 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Isn’t that the sweetest thing? I could just squeeze it to death! Kitties know how to make us walk the straight and narrow, don’t they!


2,134 posted on 05/30/2008 11:44:46 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy

He’s just about got you wrapped around his paw-sies!


2,135 posted on 05/30/2008 11:46:06 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita

Me loves the doggie!


2,136 posted on 05/30/2008 11:47:08 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita

2,137 posted on 05/30/2008 11:47:13 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: OESY

You should not have gone to that trouble OESY — a Time Table no less. :)

Great pics, thanks.


2,138 posted on 05/30/2008 11:56:51 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: jaycee

He´s a great mime too.


2,139 posted on 05/30/2008 11:57:58 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: OESY

I have some nice ones too but I can´t post them. :)


2,140 posted on 05/30/2008 11:59:38 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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PowerPoint Presentation.

INTERESTING LANDINGS



For those of you that do not have PowerPoint
the FREE Microsoft PowerPoint Reader can be downloaded from Here or HERE


Interesting Landings
Click the picture to see the Presentation.


2,141 posted on 05/30/2008 12:17:09 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: Cardhu

Great pictures, Cardi! Once when we were at 10,000 feet, (private plane, single prop), a flock of geese flew in front of us - and I could see their eyeballs from the co-pilot seat. Now, that was a close call!

(The one with all the birds surrounding the plane brought back that nightmare.....)


2,142 posted on 05/30/2008 12:26:32 PM PDT by yorkie (You are NEVER too old to have a happy childhood)
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To: JustAmy; Jack Deth; All; FRiends
Thank you for Uploading the Graphic to your Server, Amy! For Some Reason I still can't See it, but it could be this Ancient Laptop I'm Freeping on, Lol; I'll Use my Newer Computer this Evening and See if it will Allow me to See it. Thank you! I Love your #2069, and Jack Deth, your Poem is Wonderful.

I Love All the Cute Kitties Everyone has Posted! I Found an Adorable Kitty Pic in this Laptop that is So Sweet:


~Happy Hug Your Cat Day~

2,143 posted on 05/30/2008 12:27:04 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

That kitty is way adorable!!!


2,144 posted on 05/30/2008 12:30:52 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful, Kitty.


2,145 posted on 05/30/2008 12:48:47 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Kitty Mittens

A very adorable little animal, may I have it?


2,146 posted on 05/30/2008 1:41:05 PM PDT by jaycee
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Happy Friday to Amy’s Place!


Wearing Red to support our Troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world!



2,147 posted on 05/30/2008 1:44:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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Happy Friday!
Wearing Red To Support Our Troops

2,148 posted on 05/30/2008 1:54:27 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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SHOWING MY COLORS
FOR THETROOPS!!

~GREGG KARUKAS~
GIRL IN THE RED DRESS
[click]

2,149 posted on 05/30/2008 1:54:52 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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To: OESY

That looks like great fun! :D


2,150 posted on 05/30/2008 1:56:19 PM PDT by LUV W (The Republican Party is strongest when it is fearlessly conservative! RL \:D/)
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