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

Posted on 08/31/2008 9:30:31 PM PDT by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; poetry; september
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To: ConorMacNessa

Hope You & Yours are having a purrfectly meowvellous Saturday,CMac!


2,501 posted on 09/27/2008 2:33:51 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: Billie

Hi Billie. I’ll look for the graphic in The Finest archives when I get a chance.


2,502 posted on 09/27/2008 2:39:48 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the pings!
& Co Fair;other reply, comments.
& Congrats to Marissa for coming in 2nd place with Her entry.

I read that...how fun!


2,503 posted on 09/27/2008 2:47:51 PM PDT by Majie Purple (Pres. B. & F L Laura are still residing...Love;Honor;Respect;Thanks...Start ,to Finish!)
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To: OESY

I am finally finding the pings that were invisible to me for several days and am glad to see a note from you.

I understand the emotionally drained feeling and how difficult this can be. Let Jesus be your Comfort at this time, one day at a time. Thinking of you, OESY, and sending gentle {{hugs}}.


2,504 posted on 09/27/2008 2:49:17 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: jaycee

That is such a sweet picture, Jaycee, thank you so much!!
How wonderful that these great messages that were lost are now found!! (((Hugs))).


2,505 posted on 09/27/2008 2:51:24 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: Lady Jag
"i has a bunny"... how cute, no, I has a bunny:-)

Saw lots of bunnies at the county fair yesterday, lots of goats, pigs, chickens, sheeps, horses, mules and I have a very exciting story to tell re cows!!

2,506 posted on 09/27/2008 2:55:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: Diver Dave
Let’s see now, which September thread should I follow???

What do you mean? There's only one!!

:-) Right?

2,507 posted on 09/27/2008 2:58:57 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: yorkie

Now, there’s a song, and great pic to go with.


2,508 posted on 09/27/2008 3:00:23 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: JustAmy; Lady Jag; MEG33; jaycee; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; TAdams8591; ...
Hi, Just Amy. CONGRATULATIONS to Prissy Missy for her second place prize for her Italian peppers!!! Awesome.

I had an amazing time at the L.A. County Fair yesterday, the highlight of which was a baby calf being born right in fron of my eyes!! Here she is, Baby Girl Holstein:-) Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

2,509 posted on 09/27/2008 3:27:38 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: La Enchiladita

Pretty little calf! Glad you had a good time at the Fair.


2,510 posted on 09/27/2008 3:32:35 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Majie Purple
Thanks, Maj - everything is cool here! Hope things are okay with you! :)

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,511 posted on 09/27/2008 3:34:07 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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To: ConorMacNessa

I knew I would miss someone... pinging you to 2509.


2,512 posted on 09/27/2008 3:43:49 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: La Enchiladita
Fantastic, Dita! What a moment!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,513 posted on 09/27/2008 3:45:19 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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To: La Enchiladita
Awwww, how sweet! That would be quite something to see. So glad you enjoyed yourself, Dita!

Thanks for the ping. : )

2,514 posted on 09/27/2008 3:51:50 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Senator McCain you did well!! : ))
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To: MEG33; GodBlessUSA; All

If I had professional photog equipment and not just the phone camera (but thank God for that anyway), you would see what a SWEET face this baby has. I was going Goo-Goo over her. This calf slipped out of momma literally at my feet... two inches in front of my toes!!!

What a miracle and coincidence of timing. I had been to the horse show, which was wonderful, and was wandering through the livestock pens. I entered the cow barn out of mild curiosity only and found myself in front of the “Maternity Pen.”

Now, we could see this cow was very much with child. She stood up, she laid down, rolled over on her side, could not get comfortable. Some others standing by made comments. A girl next to me said, “Wow, what if she gave birth right now? That would be worth the price of admission.” They had posted her due date as Oct. 1 on the pen wall. Another gal said, “wouldn’t it be trippy if she gives birth while we are here.”

Next thing, you know, Bossie stood up, turned around and here was a big bubble coming out of her back end. That was the sac. She laid down and soon we saw front hoofs. Someone called over the guys who were minding the barn. They said, let Nature take its course, and it did not take long. I am feeling emotional now remembering that Moment that the baby came out, so smooth and beautiful!!

The men stepped in only to move her over onto the hay, then stepped out so mother could do her job and they could bond.

Wow.


2,515 posted on 09/27/2008 3:52:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: La Enchiladita

What a wonderful experience..and I love your telling of it, Dita.


2,516 posted on 09/27/2008 4:01:51 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Yes it was, Conor. So nice to see you.
Wish I had more time to visit online, but am mostly post and run, always hoping to have more time:-).


2,517 posted on 09/27/2008 4:04:00 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: MEG33; TAdams8591

P.S. It is a little known fact that calves are very blurry during the first moments of life.... Heh heh.


2,518 posted on 09/27/2008 4:05:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Never Forget, 9-11-01)
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To: La Enchiladita

LOL!


2,519 posted on 09/27/2008 4:33:29 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy.. We had a good day went to a wedding and just got home. I’m glad to see we can finish off the month at the original thread.


2,520 posted on 09/27/2008 6:12:23 PM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear

Pretty opening today - I wish I had a goldfish pond deep enough for lilypads - they’re so pretty!


2,521 posted on 09/27/2008 7:13:23 PM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; PrissyMissy
Whoa! That's a whole lot of 'celebrations' in one day! Great job, Amy, finding so many neat illustrations.

I also read that our PrissyMissy won Second Prize at the County Fair with her peppers! What a wonderful surprise - and fun that you didn't know beforehand!


2,522 posted on 09/27/2008 7:22:29 PM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33

That’s just gorgeous, Meg. Looks like rainbows, and down so low. :)


2,523 posted on 09/27/2008 7:24:55 PM PDT by Billie
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To: La Enchiladita

Oh, dita - how awesome is that! Thank you for sharing first pictures of one of God’s new creatures.


2,524 posted on 09/27/2008 7:27:56 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; JustAmy; Majie Purple

Thanks for the compliments! It is a unique sight.


2,525 posted on 09/27/2008 7:42:32 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: La Enchiladita
I Loved Reading your Wonderful Report, 'Dita! Thank you for Sharing it, and for the Neat Pics!


2,526 posted on 09/27/2008 8:33:39 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All; everyone
Sending a Grateful 'Thank you' to Everyone for the Pings and Fun Graphics!


2,527 posted on 09/27/2008 8:50:13 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Billie

Thank you, did not want to use something that I shouldn’t have.


2,528 posted on 09/27/2008 9:22:58 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: Majie Purple

Hi Majie.

We skipped the fair tonight and went to dinner instead.

We ate at the Red Lobster. Yummmmm ..... delicious.


2,529 posted on 09/27/2008 9:23:34 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

How exciting, Dita.

I have always lived on a farm and watching the birth of any baby is an awesome experience. Thank you for sharing those pictures.


2,530 posted on 09/27/2008 9:37:13 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Great Story and Pix. Thanks for sharing.


2,531 posted on 09/27/2008 9:45:45 PM PDT by Diver Dave
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To: The Mayor

Weddings are so much fun. We went to a wedding last Saturday. It was wonderful to see old friends and family that we had not seen for awhile.

I’m so happy that we didn’t lose this thread. I have the September 26, 2008 thread bookmarked so I can reference it on next month’s thread.


2,532 posted on 09/27/2008 9:46:41 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Thank you, Billie.

I’ve always wanted a fish pond. I don’t know why I’ve never had one. Guess I didn’t want one enough to get it taken care of. :)

Marissa’s gold fish died in July so now we have a beta; She named him Carl. Don’t ask me why?


2,533 posted on 09/27/2008 9:57:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

It was fun not knowing beforehand about the ribbon. Marissa will be excited to bring it home from school on Monday. She was anxious to tell Uncle Just about it last night.

Now she has asked him about a dozen times if he will bring the kitten every time he comes for a visit. He did buy a carrier tonight. So who knows.

So far there was no problem with Mr Mittens. I think Mr Mittens decided the kitten wasn’t worth worrying about. He spends most of his time outdoors.


2,534 posted on 09/27/2008 10:03:23 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Good night, Dear Kitty Mittens. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Sweet dreams.


2,535 posted on 09/27/2008 10:05:59 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

How neat! A great moment that you just happened upon. Those are among the best. And you recounted it so well!!
Thank you again, Dita! : )


2,536 posted on 09/27/2008 10:11:37 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Senator McCain you did well!! : ))
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To: La Enchiladita

‘Dita, I wanted to post a poem to you - a poem about the miracle of a calf’s birth. There was none. I will post my feelings, here:

Birth of a Calf

You know - I am a cow.
Nothing special, really
Just a cow

I was in a pen at a gathering
of many people
Don’t ask me how I got there
As I really don’t know

There was hay
I was standing on it
It would make a cushion
Now, why would I think that?

I knew I had to lay down
I couldn’t get comfortable
And all those people
Walking around

There was nowhere to hide
Nowhere to do
What nature told me to do
In private

One good push, and there she was!
She was beautiful!
I cleaned her
And she wiggled

I looked up
And, saw a person - a lady
She had seen
The whole thing

She was just inches away
And as I looked in her eyes,
For just a second
I knew - she had seen a miracle

The miracle of birth


2,537 posted on 09/27/2008 11:05:16 PM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: yorkie
What a beautiful photo. I am afraid I cannot compete with this so I will not try instead I will go for something completely different.

Here is a photo of local Pizza Express which although from the menu etc is very much a Pizza Express they have still kept the character of the building.


2,538 posted on 09/28/2008 3:26:56 AM PDT by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; ...
Welcome To Sunday At Amy's Place


Colossians 4
5.Be wise in the way you act toward
outsiders; make the most of every
opportunity.
6. Let your conversation be always full of
grace, seasoned with salt, so that you
may know how to answer everyone.

Blessings To All Who Enter Here

2,539 posted on 09/28/2008 4:15:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Good morning to you.


2,540 posted on 09/28/2008 5:22:35 AM PDT by SpookBrat (God is good)
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To: MEG33

Have a great
LORD'S DAY
Everyone!


2,541 posted on 09/28/2008 5:28:37 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: SpookBrat

Happy Sunday, Spook Brat.


2,542 posted on 09/28/2008 5:33:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: DollyCali


Thank you for your lovely scene and message, Dolly..
Did you get raspberries on your outing?

2,543 posted on 09/28/2008 5:37:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...
Today Is


Gold Star Mother's Day


President's Proclamation


2,544 posted on 09/28/2008 5:42:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: FRiends
Today We Celebrate


Day


2,545 posted on 09/28/2008 5:46:21 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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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

September 28, 2008
Showing Up
Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. —Psalm 116:2

Leonardo da Vinci spent 10 years drawing ears, elbows, hands, and other parts of the body in many different aspects. Then one day he set aside the exercises and painted what he saw. Likewise, athletes and musicians never become great without regular practice.

For years I resisted a regular routine of prayer, believing that communication with God should be spontaneous and free. But I found that I needed the discipline of regularity to make possible those exceptional times of free communication with God. Eventually I learned that spontaneity often flows from discipline.

The writer Nancy Mairs says she attends church in the same spirit she goes to her desk every morning to write, so that if an idea comes she’ll be there to receive it. I approach prayer the same way. I keep on whether it feels like I am profiting or not. I show up in hopes of getting to know God better, perhaps hearing from Him in ways accessible only through solitude.

The English word meditate derives from a Latin word that means “to rehearse.” Often my prayers seem like a kind of rehearsal. I go over basic notes (the Lord’s Prayer), practice familiar pieces (the Psalms), and try out a few new tunes. Mainly, I show up.

Prayer is the simplest form of speech
That infant’s lips can try;
Prayer the sublimest strains that reach
The Majesty on high. —Montgomery

Prayer is an intimate conversation with our God.


Bible in One Year: Psalms 114–116


2,546 posted on 09/28/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor


Beautiful devotional, Rus.
Thank You Always For Your Daily Bread

2,547 posted on 09/28/2008 6:12:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Amen Meg..... Off to Church, catch you later on.


2,548 posted on 09/28/2008 6:47:54 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; DollyCali; dutchess; Billie; Mama_Bear; Aquamarine; deadhead; WVNan; dixie sass; ...
HOW MAJESTIC IS THY NAME


~Flower on the King's Ranch~

The Lord hath Done Great Things for us,
Whereof we Rejoice!
(Ps.126:3)

A Beautiful Lord's Day to Amy's Place

2,549 posted on 09/28/2008 9:01:18 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

What a gorgeous flower and frame!
I loved the Psalm presentation.

Have a wonderful Lord's Day, Kitty!

2,550 posted on 09/28/2008 9:18:13 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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