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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2008
June 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 05/31/2008 11:14:27 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: gardengirl

You are right; the poem did stir memories of another time.

Hope you had a marvelous Monday.


101 posted on 06/02/2008 5:20:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Lovely butterfly graphic, Meg. Thank you.

Hope you had a beautiful Monday.


102 posted on 06/02/2008 5:23:16 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Amy, I found them on the internet a long time ago. Some birds I find do not have a name listed. (I call them foreign birds) because I know they don’t live around here!

I sure would love to see some pretty birds like that in our area! They are probably tropical types! But I’m thankful for what we do have!

When is or was your school trip with the kids? I may have missed it if you’ve reported on it already!


103 posted on 06/02/2008 5:44:40 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

Oesy, I read the recipe and gained 5 lbs.~~LOL~~Gosh, do they sound delicious!!


104 posted on 06/02/2008 5:48:00 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful Monday Greeting Graphic, Kitty Mittens.

Hope your day was a super one.


105 posted on 06/02/2008 5:52:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

Good evening, Jaycee.

We go to Valley Children’s Hospital tomorrow. Then all classes are going to a local High School Swim Pool for a Pool Party field trip on Wednesday.

Next week, she goes to school thru Thursday ... I wonder how they plan to entertain these kids who are ready for summer. They already have their report cards. Marissa got one B and the rest B+’s. She did not want to go to summer school this year.

June 24th she starts swim lessons.

I don’t know how I will keep her entertained the rest of the summer. : )


106 posted on 06/02/2008 6:14:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

I don’t know how you keep up but seems you are doing an excellent job with that little precious girl. Her grades are terrific! I don’t blame her for not wanting to go to summer school. Thats a bummer!

Does she have many playmates in the neighborhood for the rest of the summer. They can always find something to do. Days weren’t long enough for me when I was a little girl. I dreaded for dark to come! Gosh, its fun to think of those wonderful days. It passes too soon, doesn’t it?


107 posted on 06/02/2008 6:25:28 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33

I was trying to run through and look for what I missed today. I love your butterfly, Meg!


108 posted on 06/02/2008 6:28:23 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: gardengirl; jaycee; Billie
I never heard about the white things before. Is that for confectionery sugar or does it include all dairy products--not to mention certain wines, vodka, gin, rum, schnapps, Tequila and Sambuca? Wel, atleast i didn''t yuz whit pper for da browny recipe.

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109 posted on 06/02/2008 6:55:16 PM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY

Hey all! Is it just me or is FReeper really slow tonight?

White things= bread, potatoes, sugar, flour, gravy, biscuits, pasta...

LOL That’s why when he said he quit eating sugar and white things I said I didn’t eat much sugar—I don’t. Just a lot of chocolate and bread and gravy, and potatoes...


110 posted on 06/02/2008 7:10:15 PM PDT by gardengirl
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To: null and void


I agree about the Rocky Road ice cream, Null and Void.

But Rocky Road Fudge isn't too bad either.

Thanks for sharing your cute poem.

111 posted on 06/02/2008 7:14:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Lady Jag

Ahhhh ...... how cute, Lady J.

Thank you for the adorable graphic and the beautiful sentiment.

Hope you had a great day.


112 posted on 06/02/2008 7:34:08 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

It was a lovely day, thank you.

Hope your day was the best of Mondays.


113 posted on 06/02/2008 7:40:53 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: jaycee

We live in a very rural area without close neighbors.

There are a couple of classmates that she can visit over the summer. We will try to meet them in the small local park a couple of days for a picnic.

Also, I will try to make arrangements for her to visit her two younger half sisters 2 or 3 times. When she goes there she gets to swim and I like to keep her in contact with her little sisters.

This will be the first year that she has not gone to summer school. She usually likes to go because she has a chance to see her classmates.


114 posted on 06/02/2008 7:46:21 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Lady Jag

We had a nice day.

I was forced to do some laundry and some (very little) things in the house since I will be gone tomorrow. I think I will probably get back about 2:00.

Depending on how rowdy the kids are, I may need a nap by then. ;^ )


115 posted on 06/02/2008 7:50:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: gardengirl

Mmmmm ..... looks like my favorite rocky road. :)

I may have to raid the freezer .... I don’t have any rocky road but I have some butter pecan.


116 posted on 06/02/2008 7:54:30 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee; JustAmy

Thank you, jaycee and Amy! I am past my computer shut off time..Good night all!


117 posted on 06/02/2008 7:57:31 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; FRiends

118 posted on 06/02/2008 8:10:54 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

Now that sounds like an easy brownie recipe. Marissa and I may have to try that one.

Thanks, OESY.


119 posted on 06/02/2008 8:27:55 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY

* smile *

Do you keep a road grader on standby? :)


120 posted on 06/02/2008 8:31:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY

LOL


121 posted on 06/02/2008 8:32:22 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Good evening, Billie.

Sorry that I missed you today.

I’m trying to catch before posting tomorrow’s Good Morning Ping. :)

I’m leaving about 7:30 and will not be back until about 2:00. Driving my mini van to take kids on a field trip to Valley Children’s Hospital. Prissy Missy is really excited ... she wanted to check out what I planned to wear. I don’t think she trusts my taste. LOL


122 posted on 06/02/2008 8:40:29 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

How about rocky road brownies with rocky road ice cream.

Can never have to much chocolate.


123 posted on 06/02/2008 8:43:12 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie
Thank you, Dear Billie! : )


(((((Hugs)))))

124 posted on 06/02/2008 8:45:33 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: jaycee

Very pretty, Jaycee.

I love your trees and your hummingbird feeder.


125 posted on 06/02/2008 8:47:08 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
God Bless you on your Trip Tomorrow, Amy. Goodnight to All FRiends, and our Lord Grant us a Restful Night.


126 posted on 06/02/2008 8:53:29 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: OESY

:-)


127 posted on 06/02/2008 8:56:14 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Good night, Meg.

See you tomorrow. Pleasant dreams.


128 posted on 06/02/2008 8:59:44 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Good night Kitty Mittens. Sweet dreams, my friend.


129 posted on 06/02/2008 9:02:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Dear Amy! (((((Hugs)))))


130 posted on 06/02/2008 9:09:15 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Cardhu

Cardi, thank you for that Power Point Presentation of “To Be A Woman”. With each picture, I separately saw diligence, strength, determination, heart-felt sorrow, a mother’s love, a teacher, a baker, a provider, and most of all - in every picture, I saw love.

Thank you for sharing that with us.


131 posted on 06/02/2008 9:10:01 PM PDT by yorkie (Yorkies are 'toothpics' for coyotes in the high desert. Do wild animals NEED toothpicks?)
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To: Lady Jag

LJ, that is SO precious. Thank you for sharing it with me!


132 posted on 06/02/2008 9:12:05 PM PDT by yorkie (Yorkies are 'toothpics' for coyotes in the high desert. Do wild animals NEED toothpicks?)
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To: JustAmy
Looking forward to seeing you next FRiday. Will Mrs DD be coming with you?

It'll be grate to visit with the FResno FReepers again. I'll be leaving before mrsdd gets home from work, so no, she won't be joining us.

BTW, I received a picture the other day and I hope you don't mind if I share it here. It might be a bit risque for some tastes so a warning should be issued about the beautiful, blonde pole dancer.

Beautiful Blonde Pole Dancer

If you should find it too offensive,
Please advise, and I will remove your name
Promptly from these type of emails!
(Open Discreetly)


133 posted on 06/02/2008 9:37:23 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave

LOL

Now that is one great looking blonde pole dancer. :)

Thanks for sharing. See you Friday.


134 posted on 06/02/2008 9:46:16 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

Nice picture, Jaycee!!


135 posted on 06/02/2008 9:49:12 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; everyone; Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob; MEG33; jaycee; MS.BEHAVIN; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; ...
Speaking of being entertained in the summertime, here is the song I think of every year this time, from my favorite musical CAROUSEL.

June is Bustin' Out All Over!

136 posted on 06/02/2008 10:01:01 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Beautiful, Dita.

Thank you for sharing this with us.


137 posted on 06/02/2008 10:25:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..
June 3, 2008



Graphic by Billie

The Slate

To teach someone else is to be a scribewright,
Awakening knowledge and childish delight.
Forming the letters, and making the sounds
And later we’ll learn about verbs and pronouns.

For now we’ll attend to this ancient rite,
We’ll practice, and scribble, and then we’ll recite.
The learning is fun as a new thing can be,
A secret code leading to literacy.

There’s patience required when learning to write,
Tiny fingers discover chalk puts up a fight.
The teacher must also control her sweet charm,
For the sake of the student who’s attached to her arm.

There’s only one way to get everthing right,
Every sound has a symbol we can hear at its sight,
And soon the young maiden will craft her own thought,
And she’ll thank her dear teacher with what she’s been taught.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . . April 18, 2004
© 2004 - 2008

138 posted on 06/02/2008 10:38:48 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie; NicknamedBob

Thank you for the wonderful poem and graphic.

I appreciate you.


139 posted on 06/02/2008 10:39:58 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; Poetgal26; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...


June 3rd is .....
Egg Day
Anniversary of 1st US Spacewalk in 1965
Tattoo Day

Happy Egg Day, Everyone.

140 posted on 06/02/2008 10:49:22 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends

I will be busy all morning so I will be AWOL until at least 2:00.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!


141 posted on 06/02/2008 10:51:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; OESY

Thank you so much !!!

As I JUST posted on another thread, it’s been SEVEN YEARS
of good luck for me! :)


142 posted on 06/02/2008 11:58:44 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO makes me wanna reach across the aisle, too. And SLAP some sense into the fools !!)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob

We were jsut talking about how most women remember more lines from songs and rhymes than men. My theory is that women are more the teachers of/passers on of certain types of knowledge, and rhymes and songs are easier for kids to remember.

Your poems always flow so well! Thanks, NnB.


143 posted on 06/03/2008 3:35:12 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl; JustAmy

I’m not very good at remembering such things.

That’s why I keep making up new stuff.


144 posted on 06/03/2008 4:34:16 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Note: -- This is not a lecture. It's a soliloquy. When I say 'you', I mean 'me'.)
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To: JustAmy; All
A bridge to the moon

Even as the Soviets racked up one space first after another, NASA was getting closer to the first piloted Gemini missions. Launched by a converted Titan 2 missile, Gemini was the most sophisticated spacecraft yet created. Gemini astronauts would utilize an on-board computer. And they would be able to change their orbit — something no Soviet crew had yet accomplished.

For NASA, Gemini would serve as a bridge between the relatively simple Mercury flights and the awesome challenge of the Apollo moon program.

In just 20 short months, between March 1965 and November 1966, 10 Gemini crews pioneered the techniques necessary for a lunar mission.

They made spacewalks, some lasting more than two hours. They spent a record-breaking 14 days in space — the expected duration of a lunar-landing flight — in a cabin no bigger than the front seat of a Volkswagen. (One astronaut later called the two-week Gemini 7 flight “the most heroic mission of all time.”)

They mastered the arcane complexities of orbital mechanics to achieve the first rendezvous between two spacecraft in orbit, and the first space docking. And they made the first controlled reentries into Earth's atmosphere.



First U.S. Spacewalk, 1965: Floating outside Gemini 4,
Ed White holds a nitrogen-powered maneuvering gun.


To be sure, the Gemini missions had their harrowing moments, none more so than when Gemini 8 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott barely escaped disaster when one of their maneuvering thrusters malfunctioned, causing their spacecraft to tumble wildly through space.

And several spacewalkers had their own difficulties — working in weightlessness was trickier than NASA expected, and more than one sortie had to be cut short when an astronaut became exhausted. Despite these problems, Gemini was considered a tremendous success. It gave the United States the lead in the space race, which was about to become a moon race.



NASA Astronaut Ed White made history on June 3, 1965, when he floated out of the hatch of his Gemini 4 capsule into the void of space. The first American "spacewalk" -- or Extravehicular Activity (EVA) -- lasted 23 minutes, not nearly long enough for White. He later said the spacewalk was the most comfortable part of the mission, and said the order to end it was the "saddest moment" of his life. White was attached to the capsule by a 25 foot umbilical cord. He initially used a gas powered gun held in his hand to maneuver. After the first three minutes the fuel ran out and White moved around by twisting his body and pulling on the cord. This photograph of White's spacewalk was taken by Gemini 4 Commander James McDivitt, still inside the spacecraft.


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145 posted on 06/03/2008 5:30:30 AM PDT by OESY
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To: JustAmy
Good Morning Amy and Everyone! :)
in honor of egg day. ;)


I hope you and Missy have fun on your field trip today Amy! :)
146 posted on 06/03/2008 5:38:56 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Good Morning
Enjoyed your song (((Dita))) Thank You! :)
147 posted on 06/03/2008 5:44:28 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA (US Troops, Past, Present and Future, God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

June 3, 2008
The Search For Justice
I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there. —Ecclesiastes 3:16

A trial has just ended, and the reactions to the verdict could not be more different. The family of the alleged murderer celebrates the declaration of a mistrial due to a legal technicality. Meanwhile, the grieving parents whose daughter has died wonder about a justice system that would allow such a decision. As they stand weeping before a mass of microphones and cameras, they exclaim: “Where is the justice in this? Where is the justice?”

We’ve seen this scenario played out in the news or on TV crime dramas. We instinctively long for justice but cannot seem to find it. The wisest man of his day, Solomon, faced a similar frustration and disappointment. He saw that imperfect human beings could never administer perfect justice. He wrote: “I saw under the sun: In the place of judgment, wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, iniquity was there” (Eccl. 3:16).

If all we trusted in were imperfect people, we would lose all hope. But Solomon wisely added in verse 17: “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.”

The search for justice can be satisfied only by trusting the God who is always just.

Though sin seems to triumph and wrong conquers right,
Though lies can put justice to flight,
God’s truth is eternal, His Word shows His might,
And He will bring justice to light. —Gustafson

Someday the scales of justice will be perfectly balanced.


Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 10–12; Proverbs 22:9-16


148 posted on 06/03/2008 5:55:57 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In GodÂ’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Hi Kitty, its another day now and I was just checking my pings this morning and what a sweet “goodnight greeting” you posted last night! Have a good day, sweet lady!


149 posted on 06/03/2008 6:30:55 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY
Wel, atleast i didn''t yuz whit pper for da browny recipe.

You're too much~~~~~LOL!
150 posted on 06/03/2008 6:34:24 AM PDT by jaycee
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