Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2008
12-01-08 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 11/30/2008 10:15:39 PM PST 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,

LouieWolf





Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; december; friends; poetry
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 3,651-3,660 next last
To: LUV W

Teeheehee!
Thanks... & matching text color,even!
:)


51 posted on 12/01/2008 10:38:42 AM PST by Majie Purple (Thanks for not making me feel like a less than!... : ) ... JESUS Blessed Kindnesses,ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; MEG33; La Enchiladita; Kitty Mittens; yorkie; Billie; Mama_Bear; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; ...

52 posted on 12/01/2008 10:40:10 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Majie Purple

*grin*

Well, I am all about matching! LOL!

Gonna go to lunch now...see ya later...somewhere! ;D


53 posted on 12/01/2008 10:45:51 AM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Yep,later, somewhere on FR’s Threads!

I’m headed off to prep/eat lunch too!


54 posted on 12/01/2008 11:01:19 AM PST by Majie Purple (Thanks for not making me feel like a less than!... : ) ... JESUS Blessed Kindnesses,ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: pollywog

I hope you all have a real nice day for his birthday. It made my blood boil about what you said about “legal citizens”.....isn’t it awful what we legals have to do compared to those illegals who get a free pass for everything.

This country needs a smack in the face when it comes to equality!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR HUBBY!


55 posted on 12/01/2008 11:15:45 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; FRiends; All

56 posted on 12/01/2008 11:18:24 AM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy
Afternoon, Amy. Hard to believe it's December already! I don't think it's been a year since last December. :)

I love the poem you chose for today's opening - it's perfect! And so beautiful.

57 posted on 12/01/2008 11:54:02 AM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy
Awww, look at that baby eating the apple - bet those tiny teeth can't take much of a bite out of it!

Pie looks yummy! Pretty picture of Rosa Parks. Know I don't read enough - didn't know who Jan Brett was!

58 posted on 12/01/2008 11:58:14 AM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Billie




Hello there, Billie. Happy Monday.

I lost the last week of November. ;^ )
Originally, I had not planned on taking the entire week off, but I think I did!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, I disappeared after posting the Welcome.

Between now and the end of the year, it will be a madhouse here.

Marissa's birthday is the 7th, so we start early.
On Saturday, we will invite her FRiends to John's Incredible Pizza.
On the 7th, we'll have cake and ice cream at home.
On the 13th, we will be attending a Christmas Tea.
This is a birthday present. There will be six of us. Two of her friends and 3 adults.
I hope to get some good pixs.

Thank you for today's Opening Graphic.
It is peaceful and stress-free.
I love it! Thanks again.


59 posted on 12/01/2008 12:10:37 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

To: LUV W


Happy Monday, Luv. The pie looks great!
Thanks for the link to "Cherry Pie".

Wishing you a Marvelous Monday and a Wonderful Week.


60 posted on 12/01/2008 12:14:30 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

“its a sweetie pie!”

;^ )

My favorite pie.


61 posted on 12/01/2008 12:35:37 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: ex-snook




Happy Monday, Ex-Snook.
Great to see you today.

May God continue to Bless America.


62 posted on 12/01/2008 12:38:50 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; Billie; FRiends
Amy and Billie, I Love your Post #2; So Beautiful! Thank you for our December Thread, and for All you Do.



63 posted on 12/01/2008 12:39:31 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Thank you for those sweet comments, Jaycee.


64 posted on 12/01/2008 12:40:14 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: Lady Jag




Happy Monday afternoon, Lady. Hope your day is lovely.

Thank you for the beautiful poem and the sweet graphic.
You find such wonderful poems. Thanks for sharing them.

Have a great week.


65 posted on 12/01/2008 12:44:15 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: pollywog
Dear Polly, God Bless you and your Husband on your Wonderful Day!


66 posted on 12/01/2008 12:50:22 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: pollywog

I bought Marissa a digital camera. I’m hoping she will quit using mine. LOL

Last night Marissa asked, “Do I have to eat turkey again?” I froze the leftover turkey. It should taste great after a week or so.


67 posted on 12/01/2008 12:50:50 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Majie Purple




Happy Monday, Majie.
Thanks for the complements on "Holidays".
Never know whether it will be a day of fun when I post it.
OESY and Jaycee locked in on the Trolls.
Searching for Trolls was fun and different. :)

Have a splendid day.


68 posted on 12/01/2008 12:56:42 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Pretty graphic. Thanks.

I must have slept thru Saturday and Sunday. :(


69 posted on 12/01/2008 12:57:52 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; All; FRiends

Hello, Everyone!!

Thank you, Amy, for the redecorated December “Place” for us to gather!!

Now, with a new thread, I feel maybe I have a chance to catch up, haha... did not have much computer availability last week combined with a heavy cold.

However, I think my taste buds are finally coming back today as I had a hot dog and enjoyed every bite!!

I have been doing lots of reading, may talk about that later.

However, with World AIDS Day, I want to say a word in memory of my friend, Greg Wherry. May God bless and keep your soul, Greg, as you left us way to soon and you were such a good person.


70 posted on 12/01/2008 12:58:04 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Serene and restful graphic, Jaycee. Thank you.


71 posted on 12/01/2008 12:58:44 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor

Hello, Rus, it will be the first Christmas at your new home!!

It’s time those kids were thinking more about what to give YOU than vice versa... yeah, riiiight.

I just last night made out my Christmas card list, now to find cards and start writing:^)


72 posted on 12/01/2008 1:00:50 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Billie

I needed Google for Jan Brett. I haven’t read much since Marissa came to live with us. :)

Well ... I have read 3 Fancy Nancy books. LOL


73 posted on 12/01/2008 1:01:10 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: OESY

That’s a keeper, OESY, and the most efficient troll-management system.

Sometimes, however, they need sterner stuff... like the voice of the almighty MOD.

:-)


74 posted on 12/01/2008 1:04:10 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Amy, I think your own birthday is in there somewhere... some day soon...???


75 posted on 12/01/2008 1:08:10 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

I had the cutest animated gif. and it had too many bytes. I tried to reduce it and it ruined it. So I couldn’t use it...there may be another place to reduce it. It made my back hurt....LOL~~~!


76 posted on 12/01/2008 1:13:21 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Yes, I would have liked to have been there in a little cabin, maybe until Christmas was over~~~LOL!


77 posted on 12/01/2008 1:14:50 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 71 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

Hello Dita, nice to see you!

How sweet of you in remembering your good friend. God rest his soul.


78 posted on 12/01/2008 1:18:33 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: Kitty Mittens


Good afternoon, Kitty. Thank you.

Hope you are having a beautiful December day.

Happy Monday.


79 posted on 12/01/2008 1:23:25 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; FRiends; All
I want this coconut cream pie now!!!


80 posted on 12/01/2008 1:24:41 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 73 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Hi, Jaycee!! I haven’t seen you so long, girl, come here and I’ll hug your neck!!!:)

You mentioned a redbird upthread. That’s one of the Fannie Flagg books that I love, “A Redbird Christmas.” I highly recommend it as reading and gift-giving.

I just finished reading Nicholas Evans’s “The Divide.” Wow, that was good, almost as good as “The Loop” and “The Smoke Jumper.” The one I haven’t read by him is “The Horse Whisperer.”

Thank your sweet soul so much for noticing my memory of Greg. You couldn’t meet a more wonderful guy. He was the peer leader in our church Sunday school group, looked out for everyone and was so kind. He went on to earn both psychology and divinity degrees. All he wanted to do was help others. Our mothers were very good friends too. Such a tragedy losing him. The angels will take your prayer up to him, I know. (((Hugs)))


81 posted on 12/01/2008 1:36:51 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

So that’s where the expression comes from: “Oh My Mod!” I think I heard a young teenage girl sitting behind me use it about 18 times on the last flight I took. LOL!


82 posted on 12/01/2008 1:40:44 PM PST by OESY
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 74 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita




Happy Monday, Dita. Happy December.

Glad to hear that you are feeling better. I had a hotdog for lunch also.
Colds always mess up my taste buds.

May your friend, Greg Wherry, rest in peace.
Bless you, Dita, for remembering your friend today.



83 posted on 12/01/2008 1:44:49 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

Oh man .... yeah my birthday is coming again. Sigh. It will be in January. A couple of weeks later JustJr and MrJust will also have birthdays.

Good thing is that after January 15th, we are finished until our Anniversary in November. Then it’s time to start over. ;^ )


84 posted on 12/01/2008 1:48:56 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita

Thank you for telling me about your friend, Greg. He sure sounds like a wonderful guy and had to leave too soon. He would be very happy with your memories of him and of ‘you and I talking about him’. I have lost some close to me in the last few weeks as a matter of fact. They might have been older than your friend.

One was my next door neighbor, Brenda, 61, who found she had cancer in July and died in October. My DIL’s first cousin, only 58, died right after Brenda from breast cancer that she also found out about in July. And I lost a classmate just recently....just died a sudden death. She and I had sat together for our last Lunch Bunch in October and she died about three weeks after that lunch. I attended 3 funerals in 9 days.....it was kinda hard to take. So I do understand
broken hearts.

And I am going to sure look into those Fannie Flagg books. It is nice that you are working in a lot of reading. I always loved to read, but since the computer, I just don’t take the time and I should. So good for the brain I hear! I’ve gotta run a few errands. Talked your ear off~~LOL~~


85 posted on 12/01/2008 1:51:49 PM PST by jaycee ("God's love still stands when all else has fallen.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

There are several sites for reducing byte size. I will try to find them for you. If I have trouble with one, I try another. LOL

Sometimes it takes way to much time so I forget it. No patience!


86 posted on 12/01/2008 1:52:25 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 76 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Yummy .... looks great. Time to celebrate “Pie Day”!


87 posted on 12/01/2008 1:53:29 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 80 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; OESY; jaycee
Well, Trolls are certainly ugly little creatures! YUK!

But I can imagine the internet trolls do look very much like that. Ugly is as ugly does. :)

88 posted on 12/01/2008 2:08:41 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: MEG33
This graphic is gorgeous, Billie, and the poetry is, too!

Thanks, Meg - I was anxious to do something with that scene, and Amy's poem find just 'completed' it!

Monday always seems to be Errands Day, doesn't it. Be careful when you're out and about - the streets are so congested from Thanksgiving until after the first of the year. :(

Your white candles with the white satin bg and touches of black and red are very pretty.

89 posted on 12/01/2008 2:16:08 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: pollywog

Hi, Polly - hope your sweet husband has a sweet day tomorrow!


90 posted on 12/01/2008 2:17:06 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: LUV W

Afternoon, Luvbo! Cherry pie looks delish - and it absolutely MUST have that scoop of ice cream on top. :)


91 posted on 12/01/2008 2:20:13 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Billie

Made me want to go to Furr’s for a slice of their “homemade”
cherry pie...but I resisted temptation! LOL!


92 posted on 12/01/2008 2:21:48 PM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 91 | View Replies]

To: jaycee
That is such a lovely graphic. Quiet and mysterious but the rightly placed redbirds are perfect. And a perfect poem to go with it. Thank you all for beautiful things.

Thank you, Jaycee - you're always so thoughtful and generous with your compliments to everyone. I wasn't liking that graphic enough until I added the birds for a bit more color. Thanks for noticing. :)

93 posted on 12/01/2008 2:25:39 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: jaycee
"Monday? What Happened to the Weekend??"

Yeah, and also....December? What Happened to September, October, and November??"

94 posted on 12/01/2008 2:31:11 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Sounds like Marissa is really going to keep you busy this month! People shouldn’t have birthdays in December. :) Or get married in December. There should only be ONE birthday in December. :)


95 posted on 12/01/2008 2:34:34 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: Kitty Mittens
Amy and Billie, I Love your Post #2; So Beautiful! Thank you for our December Thread, and for All you Do.

Oh, thank you, Kitty. I'm glad you like the opening. It's always fun to start over with a new month at Amy's. I enjoy going through all the pretty things each month.

Nice black and white pic of Rosa Parks. :)

96 posted on 12/01/2008 2:38:58 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: OESY

You catch on fast, OESY:)


97 posted on 12/01/2008 2:46:30 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; All
What happened to the weekend?

I don't know about you but I've been working!



98 posted on 12/01/2008 2:46:52 PM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: LUV W
Made me want to go to Furr’s for a slice of their “homemade” cherry pie...but I resisted temptation! LOL!

We haven't been to Furr's in ages, but choosing a dessert is always hard to do at cafeterias or buffets - do I want chocolate pie or a two-crust fruit pie, or banana creme pie, or German Chocolate Cake, or Key Lime Pie......:)

99 posted on 12/01/2008 2:51:05 PM PST by Billie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 92 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

Jaycee, what a great post and I’m so sorry I wasn’t online much when these losses where happening in your life..:( I think I was caught up in campaigning, etc.

I do remember Brenda and how you portrayed her and her plight so well. It’s very sad to lose these wonderful women in an untimely way. A long-time friend of mine lost his beloved wife to breast ca when their children were yet toddlers. He made the story into a successful one-man play, quite remarkably. What a wonderful, loving man and he did find a second wife.

Funerals are heavy and that was a difficult time for you, but a tremendous honor to pay respects to the lives of 3 friends.

On a lighter note, yes, reading is good for the brain. In fact, I realized my brain had been craving this nourishment. I am now reading “Flags of Our Fathers,” about the American men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima.


100 posted on 12/01/2008 3:02:15 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Don' need no steenkin' bipartisan..... Oops, have I failed to be "gracious" AGAIN?!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-200 ... 3,651-3,660 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson