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

Posted on 11/01/2008 12:28:05 AM PDT by JustAmy




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'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
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: MHGinTN

Sounds so good. No one would ever know you didn’t make these from scratch, methinks!


1,651 posted on 11/17/2008 3:42:08 PM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Wonder when it will start getting cooler?

Wouldn't mind an entire Fall/Winter just like today.

1,652 posted on 11/17/2008 3:46:24 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Diver Dave

Dave, I am so jealous of the weather you all are describing. Its been terribly cold here yesterday and today and I also heard on the news its gonna be much colder tomorrow! So its stay inside the best we can and try to stay warm!


1,653 posted on 11/17/2008 3:54:44 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: Billie

You do good stuff, Billie! :D


1,654 posted on 11/17/2008 3:55:24 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: jaycee; Diver Dave



1,655 posted on 11/17/2008 3:57:51 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

77 sounds so good to me....I’m here in the low 30’s and colder tomorrow...brrrrr~~


1,656 posted on 11/17/2008 4:18:12 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Thank you for the great graphic and song, Billie,
For opening the doors, Amy, and for the Holidays.
You always find one that makes me laugh.

1,657 posted on 11/17/2008 4:30:39 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Billie

I used to make them to accompany tea for my first wife on weekend mornings.


1,658 posted on 11/17/2008 4:36:03 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Prayers for all in harm’s way, Dita. May God be with those who have lost so much..I am thrilled you haven’t been made sick from the smoke.


1,659 posted on 11/17/2008 4:40:29 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MHGinTN

Mmmmm I love the heavenly smell of yeast rolls, Thank you for the tips.


1,660 posted on 11/17/2008 4:42:40 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you,(((Dita))) .

1,661 posted on 11/17/2008 4:57:44 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; ...

Hey all!

Got my laptop, and I absolutely love it! Talk about a kid in a candy shop! A very ignorant kid—I’m having a ball but it takes some getting used to. No trouble getting on and I’m sitting in the den with hubby instead of my usual corner. :)

Went to Raleigh for the weekend, got to see my new nephew. He’s a doll.

Thanks for the pings, everybody.


1,662 posted on 11/17/2008 5:07:33 PM PST by gardengirl
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To: Billie; Majie Purple

Thank you for the buttons comments..These are "five button"
shoes" just like my mother's that she had bronzed to keep and
display..She was born in 1900. I found these while button hunting. Buttons Day turned out to be a fun research .

1,663 posted on 11/17/2008 5:17:16 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: gardengirl

Congratulations on your new nephew and laptop!


1,664 posted on 11/17/2008 5:21:53 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Thank you so much, Meg.

Sometimes the Holiday Celebrations can be fun.


1,665 posted on 11/17/2008 5:37:01 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

You are welcome ! I thought you would enjoy it, it being Keith Green!


1,666 posted on 11/17/2008 5:46:50 PM PST by tajgirvan (Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight. ! John Paul Jones)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmGTmtTBlvs&feature=related
Ray Charles..”Hit The Road, Jack”

Happy Take A Hike Day


1,667 posted on 11/17/2008 6:16:12 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Thanks! I’m enjoying both immensely. :)


1,668 posted on 11/17/2008 6:27:16 PM PST by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl

Hey congrats!!

Your new computer sounds great ...

BTW ... Congrats on the new Nephew too. :)

Babies are such a blessing.


1,669 posted on 11/17/2008 6:31:15 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

LOL

Thanks for the link, Meg. That was fun.


1,670 posted on 11/17/2008 6:32:02 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks!

I’ve been agonizing over the new puter for awhile. I did some research, ended up getting a Macbookpro. I am loving it, but will probably hate myself for spending so much money. :)

No doubt about it—it’s way smarter than I am! LOL

Corban Fisher probably won’t learn to walk til he starts school! Right now he’s like everybody’s favorite toy at show and tell!


1,671 posted on 11/17/2008 7:00:23 PM PST by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl

LOL

I can imagine. Give him a big hug from Amy’s Place!


1,672 posted on 11/17/2008 7:16:36 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends

Take a Hike Sign

1,673 posted on 11/17/2008 7:35:15 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: OESY; La Enchiladita; jaycee; Lady Jag; MEG33; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; Majie Purple; GodBlessUSA; ...

My son and his family are safe (I am SO thankful).

He called this morning and told me the smoke is almost gone.

My heart goes out to all those that have lost everything they have. Today, as I walked around my house, I looked with a ‘new’ eye, at the treasures I have amassed (thinking of all those thousands, who have lost everything):

My grandaughter’s hundreds of pictures since birth, my grandaughter’s handprints in clay, the necklace my first grandchild made me, the little bag of earth from La Capilla Del Santo Nino De Atocha, the old child’s rocking horse with glass eyes, and horsehair tail, the little shoes from a grandma’s trunk a hundred years ago, my half doll, Mr. Bob, (who always loves me no matter what), the Ivory Nativity scene my father bought my mother, spending rent and grocery money for, the volumes of James Whitcomb Riley’s works, my grandma’s rolling pin and the vase she put on the table every day with fresh flowers, the mirror my parents got as a wedding gift - 70 years ago, my music selection on hundreds of CD’s, my laptop - my desk top - OMG - there are SO many things that have a place in my life - my heart.

But the one thing I could not manage without? My family - and my friends, online and off. As long as I have you all (and them), I will make it.

Hugs to you all - and prayers for all those who have lost so very much.


1,674 posted on 11/17/2008 7:41:57 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie

....and you! Don’t forget how important YOU are, Yorkie!

Praise God that your son and his family are safe! It has been
so emotional for the people of California, and I hope our
hero firefighters can have it under control very soon!


1,675 posted on 11/17/2008 7:47:44 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: LUV W

(((((((((((((LUV W)))))))))))))))


1,676 posted on 11/17/2008 8:03:12 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie

I know what you mean..My grandmother used to say losing your home to fire is second only to losing someone you love..so many memories...I am so happy your son’s home is safe and they are fine..

I had a roof fire once..The lady who knoocked on the door and alerted me told me to call the fire dept..grab the cat, my purse and move the car..all of of which I did..shaking as I could hear the crackling by then..I did not take time to dress..I had on my robe...

I lost nothing of sentimental value..just had water and smoke damage in the house..The attic had extensive burn damage..and we had to stay in an apartment for several months until house repairs were made.
The firemen were great..They came back and pumped water out of my living room once as the plastic did not hold during aa heavy rain the next day.
They tarped my furniture mostly trying to protect it as the got they hoses ready..I still got damage..but they tried.

Firemen have a special place in my heart.


1,677 posted on 11/17/2008 8:11:45 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MHGinTN; jaycee; Billie

I love those Rhodes frozen rolls and loafs of bread! I have even thawed them out in my microwave on ‘warm’.

Yesterday, after I had thawed out a loaf in my fridge overnight, I rolled it out, brushed it with butter, sprinkled it with sugar and chopped pecans, grated some orange zest over it all, rolled it up, cut it into eight pieces, baked it, covered the hot rolls with a confex sugar icing made with orange zest, butter, vanilla, confex sugar, and a little orange juice. Talk about ‘to die for’. MMmmmmmmmmmm!


1,678 posted on 11/17/2008 8:13:59 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: MEG33

After a long talk with my son this morning, I understand the problems that those who have lost their home must be facing.

He said some of the homes lost were 16,000 sq. ft. The owners have spent years, making everything perfect - pool, landscaping, interior decorating, gates, fences, decks, security, furniture, etc. Now, they have nothing - and must stay in a rental until they rebuild. He said, “There are no rentals that are that large. They will no doubt, have to stay in a hotel until they rebuild. And to go from a 16,000 foot home to a hotel room for years, will not be an easy transition”.

They will not be able to take the insurance money and go buy another home - they must rebuild on the land that was destroyed.

Those that lived in the mobile home park (that lost 500 homes), will be able to handle the transition, possibly in an easier way - because it will not take years for them to rebuild.

Of course the psychological damage will be hard on all of those who lost their home and contents!

My heart is with all those people - rich or poor - who lost their heart’s treasures.


1,679 posted on 11/17/2008 8:27:38 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie

I’m comin’ to your house! ... My first wife was a magician with sticky buns.


1,680 posted on 11/17/2008 8:40:38 PM PST by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: MEG33; All

1,681 posted on 11/17/2008 8:47:13 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie

Amen!


1,682 posted on 11/17/2008 8:51:16 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; jaycee; Lady Jag; All

My son’s wife (DIL) just sent this to me in email:

RETARDED GRANDPARENTS - (This was actually reported by a teacher.)

After Christmas, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their
holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:

We always used to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They
used to live in a big brick house in Wisconsin, but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Florida. Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass.

They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they
don’t know who they are anymore. They go to a building called a wreck
center, but they must have got it fixed because it is all okay now, they do
exercises there, but they don’t do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but they all jump up and down in it with hats on. At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes they sneak out, and go cruising in their golf carts.

Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night -— early birds. Some of the people can’t get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out bring food back to the wrecked center for pot luck.

My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment
and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I
earn my retardment, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will
let people out, so they can visit their grandchildren.

......PRICELESS.....


1,683 posted on 11/17/2008 9:15:38 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: MEG33

That is beautiful.

Thanks for the pings, I am behind on checking them out.

Hope you are well and happy.


1,684 posted on 11/18/2008 2:47:31 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: La Enchiladita
Dita, You have been in my thoughts daily with those horrible fires we have been witnessing on t.v. My heart just breaks for all the folks who have lost every single thing. We can't even imagine how bewildered they must be. We give thanks for their lives but we grieve with them in their despair. May God be by their sides as they try to make some sense of their lives and what they've lost. Glad you're safe and please take care of yourself in the days ahead. Bless you, Dita!


1,685 posted on 11/18/2008 4:15:20 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: yorkie

What a nice laugh this morning.....THAT is priceless! Thank you. Yorkie!


1,686 posted on 11/18/2008 4:18:13 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee

“Daydreams are always a good thing!”

So true, and they are at least one thing the government can’t tax! The picture is always HDTV quality, and the programing commercial free. Not a bad deal for being free.


1,687 posted on 11/18/2008 4:31:15 AM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: yorkie

Yorkie, I was so glad to hear all is well with your son and family! I so enjoyed reading your “things to be thankful for” and I am sure we all feel the same way. It is unimaginable in just thinking about all the things people do lose in those horrible fires. All of us have all those special things that we think just can’t be replaced.

But escaping with our lives would be the greatest blessing. I am just grateful that people were saved. May God hold them close in the days ahead and reassure them “things will be alright”. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers daily.

And the main thing as you mentioned....the most important things are our family and friends (friends online and off) that we must be thankful for all the time!

Thanks again, yorkie!


1,688 posted on 11/18/2008 4:38:10 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: JustAmy

Well, a daydream shared is a gift of self to self and back
and friendships polished by daily contact are never at a lack
remember that each is the candle in the darkness to another
and over them our memories and hopes but gentle hover

I see an Anniversary is mentioned, such things are best not forgot and always best remembered.


1,689 posted on 11/18/2008 4:38:28 AM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: All

As if I knew the day, or the Master’s will
or the work He’s set me to undertake to fill
I take the day as He gives it to me and be glad
for my gift to Him is to accept and not be sad


1,690 posted on 11/18/2008 4:57:44 AM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; Kitty Mittens; La Enchiladita; OESY; ...
WOO HOO ...We're Back!
We've been waiting for FR to return.


Happy Tuesday Everyone

1,691 posted on 11/18/2008 12:59:08 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

So cute!


1,692 posted on 11/18/2008 1:00:05 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: nw_arizona_granny

Thank you, granny..Hope all is well with you, too.


1,693 posted on 11/18/2008 1:02:33 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; ...
November 18, 2008






1,694 posted on 11/18/2008 1:12:50 PM PST by Billie
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To: MEG33

Beautiful Welcome Back, Meg! :)


1,695 posted on 11/18/2008 1:14:37 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

We’re Baaaack... again.

We’ve got to stop unmeeting like this. :)


1,696 posted on 11/18/2008 1:22:09 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Billie

Sheesh, Billie, could you have found a LONGER song?? Seven minutes is just WAY too long to be tighten’ up. LOL! But, I did enjoy Taylor Hicks after I collapsed on the sofa. ;-)


1,697 posted on 11/18/2008 1:26:35 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: MEG33

Oh, that is so pretty, MEG!


1,698 posted on 11/18/2008 1:27:16 PM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Diver Dave
We’re Baaaack... again. We’ve got to stop unmeeting like this. :)

:)

I've just about gotten to the point I'm surprised when I check in if FR *isn't* down. I wonder what's wrong.

1,699 posted on 11/18/2008 1:33:40 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; FRiends


We're doing our stretches!

Thank you, Billie, for the music and really cute opening.

1,700 posted on 11/18/2008 1:36:30 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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