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Amy’s Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... September 26, 2008
9-25-08 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 09/25/2008 9:33:01 PM PDT by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
your thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*.

Enjoy! :)












Never Forget!






Bad Penny




Amy's personal guardian ~
the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

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Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry
KEYWORDS: jokes; music; poetry; potpourri
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1 posted on 09/25/2008 9:33:01 PM PDT by JustAmy
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..

2 posted on 09/25/2008 9:41:39 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
One of the more sublime observations of life ever written by an American poet:

''Pouring ketchup
''From the bottle
''None'll come
''And then a lot'll.''

-- Ogden Nash

3 posted on 09/25/2008 9:42:54 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ..
September 25, 2008



Graphic by MamaBear

It has been a given throughout the years
That comets are actually God's Own Tears.
Shed to send a message to lesser forms
That things are erring from the Norm.
While others panic and scream
"The End Is Near!"

When looked at in ways Analytic
With a healthy dose of the Scientific.
The Universe is just some kid's Humongous bedroom floor
Littered with GameBoys, Hot Wheels, Blocks and Army Men
Becoming comets and meteors, the toys are kicked,
Sail, skitter wildly but very rarely score.

To make it even simpler for the Trekkie Geek
The atmosphere protects us as we speak.
Miles of air make a strong defense.
The Object must hit the air just right
Or it skips off like a Line Drive for the fence.
Creating a disrpution that surely is a sight!

Think of God and Saint Peter in A Friendly Game.
Peter breaks the rack and the balls go insane.
Clacking loud amongst the countless Ricochets.
In order to sink the Eight you count the dots
Between the pockets. If the ball doesn't hit
Beside it. Drop in the pocket it will not.

So, the next time you see a Light In The Sky
The odds are excellent that you'll not die
Forget the ideas of people bizarre and Tantric
Just look up in awe and smile and sigh
"Amy's Place" will here, by and by.
"The Hitchhiker's Guide" is correct: "Do Not Panic!"

Jack Deth~ 05/20/05.
© 2005 - 2008

4 posted on 09/25/2008 9:52:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: SAJ


LOL ... Now that is a poem that I can relate to.

Welcome to Amy's Place, SAJ.
Hope you will come back soon and often.

Have a great day.

5 posted on 09/25/2008 9:56:35 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Morning Amy from the right coast. Interesting times keep me up but it is a pleasure to see you again. Especially back at your own place.
6 posted on 09/25/2008 9:57:53 PM PDT by Kudsman
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To: Mama_Bear; Jack Deth


Thank you for the Welcome Poem and Graphic.
I went back a few years to find it but it is worth repeating.

Thank you again.

7 posted on 09/25/2008 10:00:16 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kudsman
Hey there, Kuds. It's been a long time. So good to see you. Welcome Back!!!
Can you believe that I started missing this place after 3 years?

Do you still listen to Nat King Cole?
I need to find a server where I can upload music.
We had fun playing music in the evenings ... and keeping you up at odd hours.

I hope you stop by again soon and often.
8 posted on 09/25/2008 10:08:10 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends

Yikes .... I forgot that today is FRiday. Guess that’s what happens after spending all day in March. LOL

As you can see, I’m confused!! That’s what happens when you are suffering withdrawal symptoms.

Looks like we need two Welcome Graphics today.


9 posted on 09/25/2008 10:12:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

yes,yes, and I’m here once in a while, I just don’t “check in” very much anymore. But now that you’re back regularly I will make it a point to say Hello more often.


10 posted on 09/25/2008 10:15:51 PM PDT by Kudsman
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...
September 26, 2008


"Wear Red" Friday
You will soon see a lot of people wearing Red on Fridays. Here's why..... The Americans, who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are. Many Americans, like yourself, and all their friends, simply want to recognize that Americans support our troops. Our idea of showing our solidarity and support for our troops is starting Friday and continuing on each and every Friday, until this is over, that every red-blooded American who supports our young men and women, WEAR SOMETHING RED.

Word of mouth, press, TV -- let's see if we can make the United States, on any given Friday, a sea of red much like a home football game at a University. If every one of our memberships share this with other acquaintances, fellow workers, friends, and neighbors, I guarantee that it will not be long before the USA will be covered in RED - and make our troops know there are many people thinking of their well-being. You will feel better all day Friday when you wear Red! So let's get the word out and lead by example; wear RED on Fridays.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. FOR US, THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED!! GOD BLESS AMERICA.

From an email on June 10th, 2006 - the author is unknown.



11 posted on 09/25/2008 10:17:17 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kudsman

I’m not always here as late as I used to be. Sometimes I’m here lurking in the evenings but not posting much.

I will look forward to seeing you here in the future.


12 posted on 09/25/2008 10:20:56 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: All; FRiends



13 posted on 09/25/2008 10:22:38 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Billie

Thank you for the pledge graphics.

I promise to take care of them. :)


14 posted on 09/25/2008 10:59:45 PM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

There’s a little-known poet named Barry Obama who has a composition on another FR thread. It’s very .... interesting.


15 posted on 09/25/2008 11:04:08 PM PDT by Defiant (Pacifism and Socialism: Death and Taxes, just lots more of it.)
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To: Defiant


Good morning. Welcome to Amy's Place, Defiant.
Hope to see you back soon and often.

A new poet on another thread? Hmmmmm
Is he trying to appear presidential .... writing poems while fixing the economy,
running a campaign and flapping his mouth about racism?

16 posted on 09/26/2008 3:44:18 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: FRiends
It looks like the missing threads are now restored.

Click here to return to the original September, 2008 thread.


17 posted on 09/26/2008 4:21:52 AM PDT by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the pings and threads JA, good morning and Happy Friday to all.


18 posted on 09/26/2008 5:30:14 AM PDT by prairiebreeze ( Our troops DESERVE BETTER than Barack Hussein Obama!!)
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To: JustAmy

Ogden Nash is one of the greatest ever!

Freeper is still not up to speed! LOL Posted earlier, kept getting server proxy error, posted the same post like 10 times! OOPSIE Made me laugh out loud. Glad hubby had already gone to work!


19 posted on 09/26/2008 5:59:43 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...

Good Morning To Amy's Place

Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops

20 posted on 09/26/2008 6:29:44 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Now that’s just too cute!


21 posted on 09/26/2008 6:48:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Mornin’ Meg! And everyone else!

Beautiful Camellia! I think that one is Professor Sargent. It’s a gorgeous dark red and they can get huge.


22 posted on 09/26/2008 7:06:51 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: yorkie

To: MEG33; La Enchiladita
“Great stories! When my cat had five kittens under the guest room bed, I didn’t want to disturb them for quite some time. When they started creeping out from their safe-haven, I got some elastic string (heavy duty) from the craft section at Wal-Mart. I hooked a pom-pom made of yarn from the elastic string, and tacked the string to the ceiling. Those kittens LOVED it. They would spend literally hours, batting that pom-pom, and trying to catch it. I found homes for each of them, and actually cried when they were taken off. Ahhhhhh - memories.

1,655 posted on Thursday, September 25, 2008 9:23:39 PM by yorkie “

I missed this last night..What a great idea..Bad boy TRubble chews through any string hanging a toy right now..When he leaves the squeeky mouse goes back up..They love the ball enclosed in a donut toy, too.
Right now there are 3 balls missing that they were playing with..LOL
I managed almost 6 straight hours of sleep last night.
My daughter will cry for days when she leaves the kittens with me.


23 posted on 09/26/2008 7:24:51 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: gardengirl

Thank you, gardengirl!
I am going to need your advice on a potted rose queen hibiscus overwintering..We have many mild winter days..I don’t know whether to let it stay out on the patio and cover it with freeze cloth when needed or place it in the garage.


24 posted on 09/26/2008 7:31:58 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

You need to know whether it’s an annual or a perennial. :) If it’s annual, you can let it stay out, but it won’t tolerate a freeze. We have some perennial hibiscus here at the garden center. They got evicted from the greenhouse wehn we ran out of room this spring. Temp dropped into the mid 20’s and they were ok—lost their leaves, but bounced back.


25 posted on 09/26/2008 7:38:37 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl; MEG33; All

I know this is all confusing, but I found the whole September thread and ‘brought it back’ with a post. I don’t know whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. :( Check your pings if you want to ‘go back’ to the main thread or not. I copied and reposted the first couple of posts from ‘this’ thread to the mail September thread, but not all of them.


26 posted on 09/26/2008 7:43:04 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

Shoot! I meant “main” September thread, not “mail” September thread. :(


27 posted on 09/26/2008 7:44:13 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33

Did a quick google—looks like it’s a tropical. Definitely no freezes.


28 posted on 09/26/2008 7:44:47 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl

It needs pruning right now..It has thrived since I got it for Mother’s Day..but I wonder if I should wait until early spring. My daughter has hibiscus that drop leaves in winter and return just fine..


29 posted on 09/26/2008 7:45:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

If you put it in the garage, it will prob drop it’s leaves but be ok. As for pruning, it depends on how big your plant/garage are!


30 posted on 09/26/2008 7:55:48 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: JustAmy; FRiends

Hi Amy and FRiends, I am a bit under the weather today....have a stomach virus or something. Feel like a wrung out dishrag. If I get to feeling better, I will check in later. Hope you all have a wonderful day today! I was up and down during the night and am so sleepy right now. I may have to lay back down. See ya!


31 posted on 09/26/2008 8:23:12 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: MEG33; All

Betty wanted you all to know,
She is wearing RED today!

32 posted on 09/26/2008 8:28:00 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: yorkie

She’s adorable!


33 posted on 09/26/2008 8:43:22 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: gardengirl

LOL..My garage has room..I just want to lighten it up for me to move.


34 posted on 09/26/2008 8:52:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

morning Meg & all.

off to lake erie for a few hours (TOBY STINKS & NEEDS A BATH) & then do some raspberry picking!

I just posted a life thread for the debate tonight & will pass on Football(band).. which is a sacrifice!!!.. to be part of the chatting re: the debate etc.

Keeping busy with ups & downs of life.. wish it were March rather than almost Oct..

One month left for campaign. I intend to be very busy to elect MacCuda!

Wearing a red -— but of course!~


35 posted on 09/26/2008 9:07:09 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: jaycee

hope you feel better & that a nap helps. A lot of little annoyances going around in our area.. puts people out for a day or two with the yukkies..


36 posted on 09/26/2008 9:08:44 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: MEG33; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; ...


Happy Friday to Amy’s Place!


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





37 posted on 09/26/2008 9:29:03 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: DollyCali

Have fun on your outing..
This election will be so close..Thank you for your work!


38 posted on 09/26/2008 9:30:45 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I always love Laura in red, Conor.


39 posted on 09/26/2008 9:34:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

Sorry, jaycee! Hope you feel better! (((())))

There are some nasty bugs floating around out there! Too bad we can’t use “bug spray”!


40 posted on 09/26/2008 9:36:20 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: Billie

I just stuck with the new thread..LOL..I have my comments back to notmal it seems..Haven’t tried my old non working bookmarks yet.


41 posted on 09/26/2008 9:41:34 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: DollyCali

“Raspberry picking”? Oh, I remember those black raspberries - to die for. Makes the best jam and jelly you’ll ever taste!


42 posted on 09/26/2008 9:51:00 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: yorkie

Black raspberries?! No fair! I would love to ahve some! They won’t grow here. :(


43 posted on 09/26/2008 10:05:03 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: jaycee

Get better soon, JC!
You want some of yorkie's chicken soup?

44 posted on 09/26/2008 10:06:41 AM PDT by yorkie (For God so loved the world, that He DIDN'T send a committee.........)
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To: ConorMacNessa; JustAmy; yorkie; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; ...

Happy Friday all! I'm extra happy this Friday because my red t-shirt just arrived from Alaska and I love it!




45 posted on 09/26/2008 10:24:15 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Donate to FR anytime at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag

where did you order it from? I love it!


46 posted on 09/26/2008 10:27:34 AM PDT by tioga (Obama, expert of photo op crisis management and in your face negotiating.)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
How Cute, Amy! That Pic is Adorable!



47 posted on 09/26/2008 10:29:11 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Lady Jag

Too cool! I need one of those! My “Support the Troops” shirt is getting pretty faded. :)


48 posted on 09/26/2008 10:31:28 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: jaycee

49 posted on 09/26/2008 10:43:49 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: tioga; gardengirl
Why I got it at www.palintology.com of course!

Found the site when it was down and all she had was this t-shirt. Her idea has taken off like a rocket and now she has lots of things.

50 posted on 09/26/2008 10:57:44 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Donate to FR anytime at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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