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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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To: ConorMacNessa

I love anything by Norman Rockwell. They are so ‘ALL-AMERICAN’, aren’t they?


2,351 posted on 11/23/2008 6:07:53 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: ConorMacNessa

I love anything by Norman Rockwell. They are so ‘ALL-AMERICAN’, aren’t they?


2,352 posted on 11/23/2008 6:16:49 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: ConorMacNessa

i think there’s an echo in here. Sorry about double posting. I would ask for it to be removed but its so late, it doesn’t matter.

Thanks Conor.


2,353 posted on 11/23/2008 6:18:38 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee
It bears saying twice. :)

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,354 posted on 11/23/2008 6:21:56 PM PST 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
;o)
2,355 posted on 11/23/2008 6:28:26 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: ConorMacNessa; MEG33; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; Lady Jag; Billie; LUV W; All
Thank you for posting some of Norman Rockwell's paintings, Conor! Here is another one that speaks volumns:


"Home For Thanksgiving"
Norman Rockwell

2,356 posted on 11/23/2008 7:25:54 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie
That's a great one Yorkie!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,357 posted on 11/23/2008 7:27:51 PM PST 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
Conor - don't you agree - it's the cook that works the hardest on Thanksgiving Day (look at his feet!) LOL


"Thanksgiving Day"
Norman Rockwell

2,358 posted on 11/23/2008 7:54:33 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: MEG33; bperiwinkle7; jaycee; Billie; yorkie; Lady Jag; All; FRiends
Sending 'Thank you's' to my FRiends for your Kind Compliments on my Lord's Day Post. : ) Jaycee, your #2287 is So Beautiful, and Yorkie and Lady Jag, you Both Post the Neatest Pics! Thank you to Everyone who Pinged me.


2,359 posted on 11/23/2008 9:06:11 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Night, Kitty - sweet little kitties in your goodnight graphic. I’m going to post Monday’s opening a little early, so Jaycee won’t have to wait all morning to post the holidays for tomorrow. :)


2,360 posted on 11/23/2008 9:29:48 PM PST by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; DollyCali; La Enchiladita; dutchess; Aquamarine; ...

November 24, 2008


2,361 posted on 11/23/2008 9:31:46 PM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee

2,362 posted on 11/23/2008 9:33:21 PM PST by Billie
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To: Kitty Mittens; All

Sweet Dreams, Kitty Mittens, and everyone!

2,363 posted on 11/23/2008 9:47:50 PM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: Billie

How sweet, Billie!

Thanks!


2,364 posted on 11/23/2008 9:50:33 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: The Mayor

A great message from Our Daily Bread, Rus.

We’ve been stepping outside in the early evening hours to watch the International Space Station as it does its orbit over our neighborhood.

Here’s a website that gives the times of pass-overs in a given zip code... http://spaceweather.com/flybys/

It passes over every 90+ minutes, but is only visible when the ISS catches the sun’s reflection and we have clear skies.

I waved to the astronauts, but I doubt they saw me :)


2,365 posted on 11/23/2008 10:08:47 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: Billie

How unbelievably beautiful you made a little lone picture! My mouth opened wide when I saw this opening! And my gosh, the words in the little poem, ‘I had wondered how that could be worked out’. Not to babble on but.....its perfect! Billie, thank you.


2,366 posted on 11/24/2008 4:11:45 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: Billie

You need not thank me but its so sweet of you to do so. It was enough thanks just seeing what’you’ can do with a sinple picture.

Speaking of the Holiday Post, I thought I would post it about 10:30 or so because of all our friends on the West Coast. When you post them too early, some may overlook them. But if they go back to see your ‘Opening’, I guess they would find it all. I always do anyway!


2,367 posted on 11/24/2008 4:18:10 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

November 24, 2008
Impossible Itokawa
With God all things are possible. —Matthew 19:26
In 2005, Japan’s unmanned Haya-busa spacecraft visited an “impossible” asteroid. Images and data indicate that the asteroid, named Itokawa, is twice as porous as loose sand. This has astonished scientists, who believe that asteroids make repeated impacts with other space rocks and hence should be very dense. As they make additional discoveries, scientists may learn why Itokawa is different. But for now, we have an asteroid that challenges scientific understanding.

Two thousand years ago, a young ruler asked Jesus an “impossible” question: “What good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” (Matt. 19:16). After an intriguing exchange, the man “went away sorrowful” (v.22) when he realized he would have to give up his wealth—the very thing he valued more than a relationship with Jesus.

This upright man had kept the letter of the law, yet had fallen short. “Who then can be saved?” asked the astonished disciples (v.25). Jesus answered, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (v.26).

The One who created this universe out of nothing has a history of accomplishing the impossible. When we forsake what this life has to offer and follow Him, He does the impossible once again—He gives us eternal life!

It took a miracle to put the stars in place,
It took a miracle to hang the world in space;
But when He saved my soul, cleansed and made me whole,
It took a miracle of love and grace! —Peterson
© Renewal 1976, John W. Peterson Music Company.

Our limited ability accents God’s limitless power.


Bible in One Year: Hosea 1–3; Proverbs 20:1-10


2,368 posted on 11/24/2008 5:22:56 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for the ODB today! WOW, I haven’t heard the song “ It took a Miracle” in a long time.Loved reading the words.
Polly


2,369 posted on 11/24/2008 6:13:59 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: Billie

Oh I love that picture!!


2,370 posted on 11/24/2008 6:16:48 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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To: The Mayor
With God all things are possible. —Matthew 19:26


Amen! Thank you for the wonderful blessings from our Daily Bread this morning, Mr. Mayor. God Bless Your Day.

2,371 posted on 11/24/2008 6:24:28 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: pollywog

Polly, I believe Beverly Shea always sang that on Billy Graham’s Crusades. I think his name was Beverly Shea but it is a beautiful song.


2,372 posted on 11/24/2008 6:35:00 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee; MEG33; LUV W; Lady Jag; pollywog; Kitty Mittens; Majie Purple; La Enchiladita; DollyCali; ..

The Pumpkin

by John Greenleaf Whittier

Oh, greenly and fair in the lands of the sun,
The vines of the gourd and the rich melon run,
And the rock and the tree and the cottage enfold,
With broad leaves all greenness and blossoms all gold,
Like that which o'er Nineveh's prophet once grew,
While he waited to know that his warning was true,
And longed for the storm-cloud, and listened in vain
For the rush of the whirlwind and red fire-rain.

On the banks of the Xenil the dark Spanish maiden
Comes up with the fruit of the tangled vine laden;
And the Creole of Cuba laughs out to behold
Through orange-leaves shining the broad spheres of gold;
Yet with dearer delight from his home in the North,
On the fields of his harvest the Yankee looks forth,
Where crook-necks are coiling and yellow fruit shines,
And the sun of September melts down on his vines.

Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and from South come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before,
What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie?

Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling,
When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!
When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin,
Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!
When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune,
Our chair a broad pumpkin,—our lantern the moon,
Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam,
In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team!

Then thanks for thy present! none sweeter or better
E'er smoked from an oven or circled a platter!
Fairer hands never wrought at a pastry more fine,
Brighter eyes never watched o'er its baking, than thine!
And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,
Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,
That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,
And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,
And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky
Golden-tinted and fair as thy own pumpkin pie!

2,373 posted on 11/24/2008 6:38:40 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: JustAmy; Mama_Bear; ST.LOUIE1; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...








ESPRESSO DAY




President Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader and the twelfth President of the United States. Known as "Old Rough and Ready", Taylor had a 40-year military career in the U.S. Army, serving in the War of 1812, Black Hawk War, and Second Seminole War before achieving fame leading U.S. troops to victory at several critical battles of the Mexican-American War. A Southern slaveholder who opposed the spread of slavery to the territories, he was uninterested in politics but was recruited by the Whig Party as their nominee in the 1848 presidential election. In the election, Taylor defeated the Democratic nominee, Lewis Cass, and became the first U.S. president never to hold any prior elected office. Taylor was also the last southerner to be elected president until Woodrow Wilson. As president, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to bypass the territorial stage and draft constitutions for statehood, setting the stage for the Compromise of 1850. Taylor died of acute gastroenteritis just 16 months into his term. Vice President Millard Fillmore then became President.



BAD LUCK??


GOOD LUCK??


SUPERSTITIONS DAY




Note: I had few Celebration Days to choose from for November 24, so I added one of my own "Superstitions Day". Maybe we can have some fun with it. Also, this is my first attempt at "Celebrations" and you would laugh if you knew how long it took me. So I ask you to take any mistakes for love for Amy's Place and the wonderful FRiends I have met here.
2,374 posted on 11/24/2008 6:41:17 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: FRiends; All

And I will be back after while!


2,375 posted on 11/24/2008 6:43:57 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: Lady Jag

The Way Through the Woods**

That pic was perfect with that poem! Sounds like a good prelude to a ghost story!


2,376 posted on 11/24/2008 6:52:01 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: yorkie

UMMM! That looks yummy! Made a pumpkin jelly roll last night with cream cheese filling. :)


2,377 posted on 11/24/2008 6:54:11 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl

Ohhh, that sounds soooooooo good, this morning. You wouldn’t want to share the recipe, would you? :-)


2,378 posted on 11/24/2008 7:07:07 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: jaycee
~WOO HOO~               



                                 FOR
      JAYCEE

~Great Job On Celebrations!~
Thank You So Much

2,379 posted on 11/24/2008 7:14:34 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Billie; jaycee; FRiends


This is so adorable and funny, Billie
I must be out and about so I can't be here for the fun this morning
Have A Lovely Day Everyone!

2,380 posted on 11/24/2008 7:24:03 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: gardengirl

Are you talking about what they call “Pumpkin Roll”? Has a white filling inside? If thats what you’re talking about, they are wonderful.


2,381 posted on 11/24/2008 7:26:13 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: Billie; All
LOL. Cute poem and graphic, Billie. Thanks for opening the doors and inviting us all in today!

I have Thanksgiving company arriving tomorrow, so I have a list a mile long of things to do before they arrive.

Have a good day to you and all of Amy's FRiends!

2,382 posted on 11/24/2008 7:29:49 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: MEG33
You are too kind!


2,383 posted on 11/24/2008 7:31:20 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee
Good job, jaycee!!! Thanks for posting our Holidays today.

I want so badly to stay and play, but my Thanksgiving company is arriving early, so I need to get busy and get things in order here.

You have a wonderful day!

2,384 posted on 11/24/2008 7:33:38 AM PST by Mama_Bear
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To: Mama_Bear
Don't work too hard. I have a lot to do too....I guess we all do at this time of year~~~


2,385 posted on 11/24/2008 7:43:23 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: jaycee

*HUGS*No I’m not!..I appreciate all the time, research and effort it takes ..and the first time is the worst time..I have managed to mess things up and then start over again. It does get easier..but it does take me time.
I MUST get off the computer and get dressed!
The graphic you gave Billie is precious and her poem was so perfect!..and her magic treatment, of course.


2,386 posted on 11/24/2008 7:46:47 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: LUV W
How sweet, Billie! Thanks!


Thank you, Luv!

2,387 posted on 11/24/2008 7:49:47 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee
Hi Jaycee :) Great post!

I wanted to say the other day, sorry to hear about the dental. I know how you feel. Dental flossing and cleanings and I still have troubles too. The first dentist wanted a fortune. I went to a 2nd dentist and he's a smaller fortune. ;) It's frustrating. I hope you are feeling good today!

2,388 posted on 11/24/2008 7:54:50 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: jaycee
How unbelievably beautiful you made a little lone picture! My mouth opened wide when I saw this opening! And my gosh, the words in the little poem, ‘I had wondered how that could be worked out’. Not to babble on but.....its perfect! Billie, thank you.

Thank you, jaycee. I had thought finding a poem for that sweet thing would be a piece of cake, but it turned out to be anything but! Then when I was almost ready to say "Uncle", I found that one. Short, cute, perfect for a pre-schooler. :)

2,389 posted on 11/24/2008 7:56:11 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie
Good Morning Billie
Beautiful! How are you? Today is a tad bit warmer. It's been soooo cold here. A good day for me to do some outside Christmas decorating. Funny doing this before Thanksgiving. LOL
2,390 posted on 11/24/2008 7:56:22 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: jaycee
You need not thank me but its so sweet of you to do so. It was enough thanks just seeing what’you’ can do with a sinple picture.

The more 'stuff' I can do to one, the more fun it is. :)

Speaking of the Holiday Post, I thought I would post it about 10:30 or so because of all our friends on the West Coast. When you post them too early, some may overlook them. But if they go back to see your ‘Opening’, I guess they would find it all. I always do anyway!

Well, shoot! I usually don't even get the new day's opening posted until about that time - I could have waited! LOL

Actually, it seems like most of AP regulars are either Eastern or Central time, but I could be wrong. Now all six(lol) of the West Coasters are gonna yell at me!

2,391 posted on 11/24/2008 8:04:21 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee; FRiends



Have a Great Day Everyone!
2,392 posted on 11/24/2008 8:06:46 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: The Mayor; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; MEG33; jaycee; OESY; Kitty Mittens; Majie Purple; dutchess; ...
It took a miracle to put the stars in place,
It took a miracle to hang the world in space;
But when He saved my soul, cleansed and made me whole,
It took a miracle of love and grace! —Peterson
© Renewal 1976, John W. Peterson Music Company.


Our limited ability accents God’s limitless power.

I love that, Rus. Seems like a great time to share this song:

Dolly Parton ~ Jesus and Gravity

2,393 posted on 11/24/2008 8:10:25 AM PST by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA
Thanks for you comments. Yes, it seems no matter how hard some of us try, we still have teeth problems. I haven't made a decision on what I will do yet. (I would rather have a new laptop.) LOL! See ya later!


2,394 posted on 11/24/2008 8:13:59 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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To: pollywog
Oh I love that picture!!

Thank you, Polly - I'm glad you like it. :)


2,395 posted on 11/24/2008 8:14:05 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie; The Mayor

Thanks you so much. This is so beautiful.

Billie, unfortunately, the link isn’t working for me. Would love to hear this song. :)


2,396 posted on 11/24/2008 8:14:11 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: jaycee; All
Thank you for the thoughtful and fun "Holiday" opening! (Good job, JC!) Here is a little fun:

Superstition Quiz

2,397 posted on 11/24/2008 8:14:39 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: jaycee

Me too. LOL!!
Cute, Thank you! :)


2,398 posted on 11/24/2008 8:15:21 AM PST by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless You and Thank You! Prayers said for our Heroes!)
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To: GodBlessUSA; All
Oops! I'm sorry - I had a typo in the link. Try again? :)

Dolly Parton ~ Jesus and Gravity

2,399 posted on 11/24/2008 8:21:44 AM PST by Billie
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To: yorkie
I tried your test....couldn't finish as I wouldn't put in my birth year. I put the date and its nobody's business what year I was born. I'm a stubborn little thing giving out useless information. Thank you, yorkie...


2,400 posted on 11/24/2008 8:23:06 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
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