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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: The Mayor

Night, Mayor.

Thank you for ringing the bell every morning. :)


51 posted on 06/01/2008 8:46:34 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All


Happy Dinosaur Day, June 1 (Belated)!

.


52 posted on 06/02/2008 5:10:10 AM PDT by OESY
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To: JustAmy; All


It's Happy Dentist Day, June 2, so now you have permission
to leave this site for a visit to your friendly local dentist.

.


53 posted on 06/02/2008 5:15:07 AM PDT by OESY
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To: JustAmy; All


Meanwhile, I can see how the June 1 and 2 holidays can be confused in that
reading the New York Times has been compared with having a root canal.

.


54 posted on 06/02/2008 5:20:08 AM PDT by OESY
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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 2, 2008
Risky Business
He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. —Matthew 8:26
Denis Boyles knew it would be challenging to interview a man on a roller coaster—especially when the interview took place during an attempt to set a world’s record for continuous riding. After several times around the track, Denis was so overcome with fear he could hardly talk.

Then the man showed him how to use his body and feet to lean into the loops, twists, and turns. Writing in AARP Magazine, Boyles explained how that took away the terror. It also taught him a lesson about risk and fear. The roller coaster felt risky though it was quite safe. But driving his car to the amusement park posed a far greater risk of injury. Risk and fear are easily confused.

As Jesus and His disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee, a storm came up and waves swept over their boat. Incredibly, Jesus was asleep. The disciples woke Him and said, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” (Matt. 8:25). In a gentle rebuke, Jesus asked, “‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm” (v.26).

Like the disciples, the more we learn about Jesus, the more we trust Him. Our greatest risk is failing to depend on Him when life seems out of control.

But we see Jesus! Oh, what peace!
What balm for troubled heart!
His very name brings rest and calm
And bids the fears depart! —Adams

Keep your eyes on Jesus and you’ll soon lose sight of your fears.


Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 7–9; Proverbs 22:1-8


55 posted on 06/02/2008 5:35:38 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: The Mayor

Beautiful lesson this Monday morning, Mr. Mayor. Sometimes I fail when I try to solve all my problems without asking the Lord to help. He knows the answers when we don’t! God Bless you!


56 posted on 06/02/2008 6:36:43 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

Amen....I would rather have a root canal than to believe anything in the New York Times!


57 posted on 06/02/2008 6:38:12 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33

Very lovely picture, Meg. I tried to see everyone’s pictures yesterday but did not get to comment.

Have a dr.s appt. today and I hate starting off Monday that way. Just got all the flowers watered and birdbaths filled. I did sit out there a few minutes watching my beautiful critters. There was a cardinal sitting on the phone wire watching me and as soon as I finished and sat down, he flew down on the ground under a bird feeder! I know you love cardinals. They’re beautiful.

I will see everybody as soon as I can.......!


58 posted on 06/02/2008 6:43:19 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: OESY

A great big ouch~~~


59 posted on 06/02/2008 6:47:04 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; OESY; yorkie; ...
Birds fighting over an insect!




See ya'll later friends. Have a nice day!
60 posted on 06/02/2008 6:56:51 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..
June 2, 2008



Graphic by MamaBear

Back in The Day

Back in the day …
We’d pile the boys in back,
And drive down the road to the crossing,
Where Farmer George’s field was laying fallow,

For about the fourteenth year,
And the ruts between the bases,
Looked like plow marks,
Made by boots and by bare feet,

Of well-tanned lads in overalls,
And little else but grins and freckles.

Back in the day …
We’d stop beside the creek after the ball game,
And swing out for a drop into the coolness,
Of a shaded depth of water, too lazy in the summer,

To go out into the sunny parts downstream,
Where work was to be done,
In turning wheels to grind our well-earned grain,
For making bread to sop up the real food,

Of meat that went unwillingly to Heaven,
Protesting in its innocence and fear.

Back in the day …
That lasted near a week of sunny hours,
From the morning light that wound the rooster,
To the last gray dusk that showed the bats the way,

To dust away the wisps of cloudy cobwebs,
That kept the stars from shining bright,
In nights that settled into peaceful silence,
With only pops and fizzles from the fire,

Left banked to sleep until the morning,
When biscuits needed waking for the day,

Back in the day ...

NicknamedBob . . . . . . June 1, 2008
© 2008



61 posted on 06/02/2008 8:29:36 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; OESY; fewz; Lady Jag; DollyCali; gardengirl; NicknamedBob; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; ...
PowerPoint Presentation with Music.

TO BE A WOMAN

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


To be a Woman
Click the picture to see the Presentation.


62 posted on 06/02/2008 8:51:32 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob

Thanks for a great summer memory!

Y’all have a great day!


63 posted on 06/02/2008 9:10:00 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...

Happy Monday To Amy's Place

Love the greeting ..poem and graphic Amy, Bob and Mama Bear!
Thank you for the music, Luv. Beautiful birds, jaycee. Thank you for the
fun posts OESY and lovely power point presentations. Cardhu,

64 posted on 06/02/2008 9:12:05 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends; OESY


I Love My Dentist

My friends and I appreciate
Our dentist, Doctor Maik M. Strait.
He stands there with his knowing stare
Each time we crawl into his chair.

He cleans our teeth with special goo.
Why, he even cleans the back sides, too.
Then he gives us special tips
On how to brush inside our lips.

Oh! Cavities! When he finds one,
He grabs the phone! Dials 911!
Crowds line the streets so they can see
A cavity emergency.

If there's one thing I must keep still
It's Dr. Strait's annoying drill.
To keep it quiet there is one way,
Just floss and brush teeth every day!

So we admire our Doctor Strait.
Yes, even when he makes us wait.
Without these dentists we might be,
A gummy toothless society.

—Grandpa Tucker
Copyright ©1999 by Bob Tucker



65 posted on 06/02/2008 10:32:27 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY
LOL, that Picture!! : )

Thank you for the Smile, OESY!


66 posted on 06/02/2008 10:54:51 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; Poetgal26; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...


Happy Rocky Road Day!

Today is also ....
I Love My Dentist Day
Radio Patented Day


Hope you don't find a Rocky Road to the Dentist today!

67 posted on 06/02/2008 11:13:11 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP


Happy 7th FR Anniversary, Meekie.

We appreciate you.

Enjoy your day!

68 posted on 06/02/2008 11:17:20 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; Cardhu; All; FRiends
Thank you, Amy and All FRiends, for the Neat Things on the Thread, and Cardhu, the Presentation, 'To Be a Woman,' Made me Thankful for the Blessings in America I So Often Take for Granted.


69 posted on 06/02/2008 11:26:01 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy

I Love Rocky Road

I hear those ice cream bells and I start to drool
Keep a couple quarts in my locker at school
Yah, but chocolate’s gettin’ old
Vanilla just leaves me cold

There’s just one flavor good enough for me, yah me
Don’t gimme no crummy taste spoon
I know what I need

Baby, I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me, ow

They tell me ice cream junkies are all the same
All the soda jerkers know my name
When their supple is gone
Then I’ll be movin’ on

But I’ll be back on Monday afternoon, you’ll see
Another truck load’s comin’ in for me, all for me
I’m singin’

I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me, ow

(oh, make it talk)

When I’m all alone, I just grab myself a cone
And if I get fat and loose my teeth that’s fine with me
Just lock me in the freezer and throw away the key
Sing it

I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me

I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me

I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me

I love rocky road
So weren’t you gonna buy half a gallon, baby
I love rocky road
So have another triple scoop with me


70 posted on 06/02/2008 11:30:26 AM PDT by null and void (Capitalism=>Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volkswagon. |WALL| Communism=>Trabi. Any questions?)
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; pandoraou812; La Enchiladita; gardengirl; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; ...





A friend is someone who knows the song
in your heart and can sing it back to
you when you have forgotten the words.

 


71 posted on 06/02/2008 11:56:04 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: JustAmy
Image and video hosting by TinyPic I much prefer THIS kind of rocky road! LOL
72 posted on 06/02/2008 12:01:41 PM PDT by gardengirl
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To: Kitty Mittens

I am glad you liked it Kitty.


73 posted on 06/02/2008 12:02:56 PM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: null and void

I see we’re on the same “Rocky Road”!


74 posted on 06/02/2008 12:03:15 PM PDT by gardengirl
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To: MeekOneGOP


Hey, Meekie, where you been? Save the champaign for later.

.


75 posted on 06/02/2008 1:33:25 PM PDT by OESY
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To: gardengirl; JustAmy


I'm with you, but I might try the brownies.
(I can resist all but temptation.)

.


76 posted on 06/02/2008 1:38:51 PM PDT by OESY
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To: gardengirl; JustAmy


Kinda looks like my driveway after the monsoons.

.


77 posted on 06/02/2008 1:41:46 PM PDT by OESY
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To: JustAmy


Rocky Road Work

.


78 posted on 06/02/2008 1:46:15 PM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY

LOL Glad it’s you and not me! If I lived there, I’d never leave the house!

I’ll take the brownies! We were talking today with a customer that lost 90 lbs. Don’t know where he carried it, he’s about 6’ 10” and skinny as a rail. He said he just quit eating sugar and white things. I remarked—open mouth, insert foot—that I didn’t eat any sugar, and it didn’t seem to make any difference.

They all turned and looked at me, as one they said— chocolate!

Guilty! But it’s still not white!


79 posted on 06/02/2008 3:06:35 PM PDT by gardengirl
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ValerieUSA; All

Good afternoon - not too far behind today so am checking from the beginning. :) You did such a pretty pledge graphic with Valerie’s photo, Lori.


80 posted on 06/02/2008 3:08:22 PM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33

Oh, my, wouldn’t I love to look in my backyard and see this view! Beautiful, Meg!


81 posted on 06/02/2008 3:09:24 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Mama_Bear

What a lovely view with the mountains in the background of that pretty church!


82 posted on 06/02/2008 3:11:43 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Kitty Mittens; All

Thank you for sharing that, Kitty. Beautiful Sunday messages and graphics always posted here. It’s a warm, welcoming place to stop in and look around. :)


83 posted on 06/02/2008 3:14:29 PM PDT by Billie
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To: LUV W

Thanks for sharing so many beautiful MP3’s with us, Luv. I always save some to my desktop to enjoy again later.


84 posted on 06/02/2008 3:16:14 PM PDT by Billie
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To: jaycee

Those are the most beautiful, colorful birds I’ve ever seen, jaycee!


85 posted on 06/02/2008 3:18:42 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob

What a neat old pickup truck, and love the poem, Nnb!


86 posted on 06/02/2008 3:21:23 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; null and void; OESY; gardengirl

I’m with you, gardengirl and n&v - yummmmmmm on RockyRoad ice cream (and brownies, OESY) :)


87 posted on 06/02/2008 3:23:54 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

Thank you, Billie. Sorry I missed ya today....good to see you here!


88 posted on 06/02/2008 3:28:24 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

That is so sweet, L. J.!


89 posted on 06/02/2008 3:37:36 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: Billie

Me,too!I’ve had that “blooming” on my desktop since August..The garden is in Wisconsin.


90 posted on 06/02/2008 3:53:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; Mama_Bear; gardengirl; yorkie; La Enchiladita; Mr_Mayor; DollyCali; FRiends


This was last year right off my patio. Fall was setting in on us fast. Now I have just put in my new flowers for this season. Time flies (when you're having fun), doesn't it?

91 posted on 06/02/2008 4:05:16 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

Lovely, jaycee..Wonderful big trees!


92 posted on 06/02/2008 4:12:33 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Billie
"What a neat old pickup truck, and love the poem, Nnb!"

I've got a beat-up old pickup truck you can have, Billie. All you have to do is pay the freight charges on two tons of rusty metal.

93 posted on 06/02/2008 4:19:22 PM 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: MEG33

Thanks Meg....can you imagine now why my patio and carport has leaves on them way into winter. We have a lot of leaves to get up but I love trees! When we have those windy storms, I get afraid one could fall. But we take our chances, don’t we?


94 posted on 06/02/2008 4:24:06 PM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

Oh my yes..The only tree I have had removed was a weak diseased tree. It’s my own fault when I let limbs grow out close enough to brush the roof in high winds . I am keeping an eye out now.


95 posted on 06/02/2008 4:32:34 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: The Mayor

Amen.

Thank you, Rus, for helping us start each day on the right foot.


96 posted on 06/02/2008 4:36:32 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

Beautiful birds, Jaycee.

That kind of birds are they? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like them.


97 posted on 06/02/2008 4:38:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; NicknamedBob

Thank you for today’s Welcoming Graphic and Poem.

They are both wonderful and you are appreciated.


98 posted on 06/02/2008 4:42:46 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Cardhu

Thank you for “To Be A Woman”, Cardhu.

It makes you realize how fortunate we are to be living in America.


99 posted on 06/02/2008 5:05:08 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee

Thanks, Jaycee!


100 posted on 06/02/2008 5:19:36 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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