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

Posted on 06/30/2008 10:26:42 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: JustAmy
You thought that horses wouldn't remind me of a boring story but............ surprise... surprise... surprise.

When I was about 12 or 13, I had to plow in the field with a mule. At the end of the day, when the time came to go to the barn and eat, the mule would pick up speed as I plowed the row going toward the barn. When I made him turn to plow another row, he would plod along until we, once again, turned back toward the barn then he would, once again, shift into high gear.

I plowed one year using a horse but I preferred the mule. A horse has to go too fast in order to pull the plow and it is easier for a kid to get a broken rib if the plow hits a root. A mule can pull the plow just walking along slow and easy. Except for the danger when hooking the trace chains to the single tree (mules will kick), mules are better for old men and kids.

El Condor Pasa:

Espíritu Andino

12 girls band

Simon & Garfunkel

151 posted on 07/03/2008 8:58:32 AM PDT by fewz (Tax money corrupts. Help get corruption out of Washington.)
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To: jaycee
You are going to love this camera! I have a Canon PowerShot A720, which is basically like yours. I went to Steve's Digicam Website and read the review on yours. Sounds like it is a good little camera. Canon makes good digital cameras for the amateur market. I love mine.

Yes, usually the memory card that comes with the camera is pretty small. If you shoot on the highest resolution (which isn't necessary, but I do), you can usually only get a few shots on a the card before it is full. My husband got two 2 GB cards for me. I would have a hard time ever filling those up. I also found that investing in rechargeable batteries and a charger really helps save money on batteries.

Have fun with your new camera, jaycee!

152 posted on 07/03/2008 9:00:59 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: jaycee


Morning, Jaycee. I think you saved it as a jpg instead of a gif

I didn't save it just used MamaBear's link.
153 posted on 07/03/2008 9:01:45 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: jaycee
Sorry it didn’t work. These ants used to crawl...

That's because, at some point, the graphic was saved as a .jpg. In order for an image to be animated it needs to be in a .gif format. ;-)

Have a good day, jaycee. HUGS!

154 posted on 07/03/2008 9:04:38 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy

God is pro-life: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Jer 1:5.


155 posted on 07/03/2008 9:06:10 AM 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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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor. Psalm 139 told me everything I needed to know about being pro-life. You are probably familiar with that Psalm...it is a favorite of mine.


156 posted on 07/03/2008 9:09:50 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; fish hawk
That is a such a dramatic image and a powerful message in your poem, FH. Lord God, please protect the innocent unborn and turn men's hearts away from the horror of abortion.

I can't take credit for the graphic, Amy. You posted the original image you sent me. It didn't need anything at all done to it anyway. It is perfect as it is. :-)

157 posted on 07/03/2008 9:11:14 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; fish hawk

Great graphic! I can just hear the toddler saying “Baby”.

Great poem, Fish Hawk. :) (:


158 posted on 07/03/2008 9:31:54 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: Jack Deth


Adorable poem, Jack. Thank you.

Wishing you a Belated Happy Birthday! Sorry that I missed it.

Hope you are enjoying these summer days.

159 posted on 07/03/2008 9:36:24 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Missed you last night, Lori.

I’m trying to catch up this morning.

I think I have another horse picture so I’ve saved a few quotes to use later. I’m finally getting smart. ;^ )


160 posted on 07/03/2008 9:38:38 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OESY

Good morning, OESY. Hope things are going well today.

I owe you email. I will get to it a little later. When we got home last night, I was exhausted and just wanted Marissa to go to bed so I could follow right behind her.

Have a Great Thursday.


161 posted on 07/03/2008 9:41:01 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: All

162 posted on 07/03/2008 9:41:57 AM PDT by yorkie ( Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain.)
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To: MEG33

I’m starting at the beginning today - don’t know how far I’ll get. Love the yellow wildflowers. Would love to have a whole field of wildflowers, but hubby calls them ‘weeds’ and wants only grass to grow there. :(


163 posted on 07/03/2008 9:42:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: silverleaf

ping to self


164 posted on 07/03/2008 9:43:43 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: jaycee

I’ve started with the ‘new’ thread at the beginning and have been admiring your cute graphics again! (I also see that sweet horse you posted to/for me. Thank you so much - yes, I love horses!!!) Well, heck, I love animals - period!


165 posted on 07/03/2008 9:52:31 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful and colorful summer blooms!


166 posted on 07/03/2008 9:53:41 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Cardhu

ARGHHHH! I would absolutely HATE to be there with all those people! Oh my gosh, that’s crowded!


167 posted on 07/03/2008 9:57:20 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; dutchess

I miss you, dutchess!


168 posted on 07/03/2008 9:59:04 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; WVNan

Very sweet picture (very emotional!) - had not seen that one before - do remember some similar ones from when you and Amy were visiting Ohio/West Virginia a few years ago.


169 posted on 07/03/2008 10:03:10 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy

Amy, I’m enjoying all your graphics with those neat edges ‘n stuff!


170 posted on 07/03/2008 10:05:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: jaycee

cute picture .... beautiful horse.


171 posted on 07/03/2008 10:06:40 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

That beach looks very much like one we went to in San Diego last summer. I don’t know WHICH beach in San Diego though! (The sand looks the same grey color as one of those we visited)


172 posted on 07/03/2008 10:07:35 AM PDT by Billie
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To: pollywog

Still praying that everything is going well.


173 posted on 07/03/2008 10:07:55 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: yorkie

Now, THAT’S a smile! LOL


174 posted on 07/03/2008 10:09:58 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear
You would not believe how I wrestled with this poem, not writing it but posting it. I realize the abortion issue is a touchy issue and has been known to raise ire on both sides. I was thinking that maybe I don't need to be posting something that may cause anguish with some people.

But then I thought, it's my poem, my thoughts, and my convictions, and I believe in my heart that God would approve. I've decided that if this poem offends anyone, let them work it out with their conscience and with their God.

175 posted on 07/03/2008 10:10:37 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: beachn4fun


Welcome to Amy's Place, Beachn4fun.

Hope you return soon and often.

Have a spectacular 4th.

176 posted on 07/03/2008 10:11:13 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Thanks, Billie. I got it off Dale Earnhart, Jr.’s My Space page. (Came accross it by accident.) LOL!


177 posted on 07/03/2008 10:17:08 AM PDT by yorkie ( Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....It's about learning to dance in the rain.)
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To: The Mayor


"To be anxious about nothing, pray about everything."

Very good advice, Mayor. Thank you.

Have a Terrific Thursday.

178 posted on 07/03/2008 10:17:26 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: DollyCali

Those are such great photos, Dolly. Especially like that first one - Patty sure has Josie’s attention, huh!


179 posted on 07/03/2008 10:18:37 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Oh, Amy - I love how you added several small poems to go with the Welcome graphic. Aren’t those the sweetest pics of children and horses - and the little doggie in the horse bowl, too. :) (I thought of it as the feed bowl instead of the water bowl, Lori. But don’t guess it matters which one!)


180 posted on 07/03/2008 10:22:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy

thanks, Amy

You have a wonderful holiday as well.


181 posted on 07/03/2008 10:25:50 AM PDT by beachn4fun (This tagline is lost. If found, please call 555-Beachy.)
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To: fish hawk
I believe in my heart that God would approve.

I believe you are right. I suppose it is possible that a few may disagree, but I doubt that there are any here who will be offended. I think those who come to Amy's Place are pretty much of like mind on this and many issues. :-)

Anyway, I don't see abortion as a touchy or even debatable issue, but I guess that is because I am 100% convinced that to abort an unborn infant is murder, pure and simple. And I cannot believe that those on the OTHER side of this issue can be equally convinced that it is not.

182 posted on 07/03/2008 10:32:31 AM PDT by Mama_Bear ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats". ~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Billie; MEG33
Thanks, Billie. It is an awful photo of me, but I think I have gotten to the stage in my life where I don't much care. ;-) LOL.

It is a beautiful morning here. 72 degrees and, for the first time since the fires started, we don't have that awful brownish haze hanging over us. It's really bad when you can 'see' the air....not good at all. We still have fires burning all over CA, but the winds must have shifted some.

MEG, have you heard that there is now a wildfire burning near Goleta and moving toward Santa Barbara? My heart goes out to the firefighters. They are completely overwhelmed with over a thousand fires burning. They can only deal with the ones that are threatening homes, the others are just being left to burn themselves out.

183 posted on 07/03/2008 10:34:12 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: All

Going to lunch and shopping. Everyone, have a great day!


184 posted on 07/03/2008 10:35:32 AM PDT by Mama_Bear ("Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats". ~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: JustAmy; fish hawk; Mama_Bear

Mornin’. Beautiful poem and graphic.

Maybe it’s just me, but in my eye, a Mom-to-be is one of life’s most beautiful sights.


185 posted on 07/03/2008 10:36:55 AM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; fish hawk

bump

life


186 posted on 07/03/2008 10:42:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: DollyCali

I read some of the threads last night. Too sad what these children are forced to endure.

These creeps should never be allowed to return to commit these crimes again. Death penalty for the murders; confinement on an uninhabited island after sterilization for these other animals that molest children.


187 posted on 07/03/2008 10:51:22 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Thanks, Billie. That Welcome Graphic seemed to be perfect .... Bright and Sunny.

Someplace I have a poem by either CG or NnB about the letter thief ... remind me to send it to you. ;^ )


188 posted on 07/03/2008 10:54:21 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Thanks, Billie. That Welcome Graphic seemed to be perfect .... Bright and Sunny.

Someplace I have a poem by either CG or NnB about the letter thief ... remind me to send it to you. ;^ )


189 posted on 07/03/2008 10:54:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All
I'll just say y'all have a good 4th of July.
190 posted on 07/03/2008 11:00:40 AM PDT by fewz (Tax money corrupts. Help get corruption out of Washington.)
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob; fish hawk; Old Sarge; Jack Deth; Conspiracy Guy

Now how did that happen? Oh well ... looks like we also need a poem about double posts ... as well as one about theses darn machines deciding to reboot in the middle of a post.

;^ )


191 posted on 07/03/2008 11:02:34 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

Your first animation is cute, Lori.

Thank you. I’m still learning to add frames and text.

Thank you for all your wonderful contributions.


192 posted on 07/03/2008 11:05:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-fires3-2008jul03,0,5801558.story
I watched the video and read about the terrible 1990 Painted Cave fire..I was there and watched it come down..Terrible, terrible..May God be with all in harms way. I love beautiful , beautiful California and hate the black wounds fires inflict on it.
Prayers for the firefighters.

Can’t stay..must be off.


193 posted on 07/03/2008 11:18:52 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: fewz


There you are with another "boring" story ... not.

I enjoy your stories, Fewz.

I hope you keep sharing them with us.

Have a fantastic 4th.

194 posted on 07/03/2008 11:26:31 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: fewz

PS ... thank you for the YouTube links.


195 posted on 07/03/2008 11:27:41 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...
Louisiana Iris

Good Afternoon To Amy's Place

Busy day "hello".

196 posted on 07/03/2008 11:34:41 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Sundog; JustAmy; OESY; Lady Jag; Billie; DollyCali; gardengirl; NicknamedBob; MEG33; jaycee; ...
PowerPoint Presentation with music.

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After clicking on the picture click Download


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Switzerland
Click the picture to see the Presentation.


197 posted on 07/03/2008 11:34:57 AM PDT by Cardhu (Be happy, today you will be the youngest you will ever be.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; fish hawk

Thank you, Conor.

Fish Hawk’s poem and that graphic grabbed me.


198 posted on 07/03/2008 11:35:59 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Mama_Bear; fish hawk

When Fish Hawk posted that poem, I saved it. I don’t even know why except that the message was so powerful. Some time later, when I saw that graphic, my first thought was of Fish Hawk’s poem. I had to save the graphic.

I probably waited at least a week before sending you the graphic and the poem. I debated on whether to post it or not. It is not my usual type Welcome.

Thank you,Lori, for adding the border and thank you Fish Hawk for writing and sharing that powerful message dealing with abortion.


199 posted on 07/03/2008 11:59:32 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: gardengirl

Thank you, GardenGirl.

The toddler makes the graphic come alive and the poem gives it the words.


200 posted on 07/03/2008 12:01:23 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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