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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... August, 2009
August 1, 2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 08/01/2009 12:38:43 AM 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! :)












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the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

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Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; july; poetry
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To: JustAmy

Closer to the southern border, in Tucson. Every FReeper I have met in person (mostly from around down here and the Phoenix area) is soooo special!

I can’t make it in Sept, mainly because it’s my nephew’s baptism, but I’ve been going to each and every tea party, “town hall” (or alleged appearance where our rep doesn’t show), calling, emailing........

Course I’ve been doing a bit of that for the last few years, as most of us have, but I’m happy to see more and more of the nation waking up.

Flag is high and it’s dry (in my opinion). I think I huff and puff up there too, lol. We drove up to the 10,000 foot mountain near here a couple of weeks ago, woo-boy, my heart was pumping overtime.

:0)


1,451 posted on 08/12/2009 3:21:53 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: MEG33
Thanks and so is your little boy!
Sending this one along that I found earlier!

1,452 posted on 08/12/2009 3:28:10 PM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: jaycee

Bubble Baths are great..
How about a Spa Day?

1,453 posted on 08/12/2009 4:05:28 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

I had to run out after I posted. That dog looks like my first Sheltie but that one looks larger, more like a Collie.
Isn’t that cute though? Hate to tell you but I went to get a hamburger and chocolate shake.....shame on me!


1,454 posted on 08/12/2009 4:43:50 PM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: jaycee; yorkie; Lady Jag

I’m going to do that tomorrow LOL..I need to go grocery shopping..and always treat myself afterwards.

I saw that graphic when searching for bubble baths and couldn’t resist the fun.

Speaking of fun..Where O where are yorkie and Lady Jag?


1,455 posted on 08/12/2009 4:49:49 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

I have been wondering that my very own self. Sure was slow today!


1,456 posted on 08/12/2009 4:52:08 PM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: jaycee

Well..I haven’t been here til late this week..I understand life keeps us away from the computer...I probably will be late again tomorrow.
Have a good evening..I am signing off.(((HUGS)))


1,457 posted on 08/12/2009 4:56:34 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

MY 'spa day' means FOUR letters!
B
A
T
H

1,458 posted on 08/12/2009 5:31:41 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

There you are! I was just finished running a computer sweep and about to shut down..Thanks for the cutie.
;o)
(((HUGS)))


1,459 posted on 08/12/2009 5:53:53 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: yorkie

How precious! Good to see ya, yorkie!


1,460 posted on 08/12/2009 6:16:15 PM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: MEG33

Good night, Auntie Meg!
We'll try to stay safe until tomorrow!

1,461 posted on 08/12/2009 7:05:29 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee

Good to see YOU, too, JC!
I hope the Angels are tenderly watching over you!

1,462 posted on 08/12/2009 7:11:45 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Congress is this —you cannot post ‘Thou Shall Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery’, and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians .... it creates a hostile work environment.


1,463 posted on 08/12/2009 7:16:00 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: yorkie

Yep ... I have been wondering what happened to you.

Hope your day was Warm and Fuzzy.

I’ve been kinda busy since we got home.


1,464 posted on 08/12/2009 8:25:33 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee; Billie; dutchess; Mama_Bear; WVNan; The Thin Man; Diver Dave; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; ...
Got some vacation pic's uploaded today. I took this picture of my family in front of Bubba Gumps on the beach in Daytona Beach Fla in June.

Brother's wife, brother, friend, niece, DH, nephew and his wife.


1,465 posted on 08/12/2009 8:27:54 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

Great picture, Aqua. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing your pix with us.


1,466 posted on 08/12/2009 8:46:44 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

Amy, it has been a very busy day, here.

And, everytime I tried to log on - it just happened that FR was down. Wish I knew what was going on......

I just sprayed (bug spray) a spider as big as a lime, out in my garage. Part of me feels guilty, and the other part of me is thinking, “At least he won’t be crawling into my open mouth, as I am sleeping tonight. Sigh.


1,467 posted on 08/12/2009 9:26:57 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Aquamarine

Super looking family, Aqua! Thank you for sharing with us.


1,468 posted on 08/12/2009 9:28:21 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Aquamarine
Nice pic. Was I there?

Weinie

1,469 posted on 08/12/2009 9:40:47 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Mama_Bear
And, of course, anyone who knows what wolfie means to the three of us must also know that he is an integral part of Amy’s Place and always will be. I think it goes without saying, we would never allow him (or PapaBear) to be cropped out of Amy’s Place.

Thanks, fuzzy. : )

1,470 posted on 08/12/2009 10:19:26 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Thanks, fuzzy. : )

:-)

You're welcome.

Good night and sweet dreams, wolfie.

1,471 posted on 08/12/2009 10:33:52 PM PDT by Mama_Bear (Pray for America)
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To: Billie
Cute graphic!

You can have a piece of me. Anything but my tail.

Because you'd probably tie it to your truck's antenna.....
and let it flap in the breeze of the dusty old Texas back roads. : (


1,472 posted on 08/12/2009 10:52:59 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear
Together Again!

We sure are. Ain't we got fun? I see you did add yourself, Billie.
How did you go missing in the first place?

Guess a big bump in the road tossed you out. And we didn't miss you until today. LOL

I hope you've finally learned to wear your seatbelt. : )

1,473 posted on 08/12/2009 11:11:08 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: yorkie

Shiver me timbers. Guilty? I kill all spiders.

Marissa had to tell my BIL about your snake and the pack rat. She thought that was funny.

I’m hoping the attacks on FR stop soon. It is so frustrating when it takes 4 tries before something sticks. I heard that both Facebook and Twitter were hit by hackers last week. I think it is an attack on our FRee Speech.


1,474 posted on 08/13/2009 2:39:00 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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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

August 13, 2009
The Love Of Rules
Love is the fulfillment of the law. —Romans 13:10

When I teach writing, I explain that it’s generally better to use short words or phrases first in a series, as in “arts and letters” and “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Early in my career, I explained to authors that it just sounds better this way, but then I discovered a “rule” about this. And I learned that authors are more likely to accept editorial changes when I can point them to a rule than when I just say, “Trust me.”

This is typical of human nature. We have a love/hate relationship with rules. We don’t like rules, but we’re unsure how to determine right from wrong without them.

God had a relationship with Adam and Eve that was based on loving trust. The only rule necessary was one that protected them from knowledge that would end in death. But when disobedience broke the trusting relationship, God added more rules to protect the wayward couple and their offspring.

In Christ, God proclaimed once more that the good life He wants for us is not about rules but a relationship. As Paul wrote, all the commandments can be summarized in one word: love. Because we are “in Christ,” we can enjoy peace with God and others—not because there’s a rule, but because there is love.

Though freed from the law with its stern commands—
No longer ruled by its harsh demands—
I’m bound by Christ’s love and am only free
To live and to act responsibly. —D. De Haan

The greatest force on earth is not the compulsion of law but the compassion of love.

Bible in One Year: Psalms 87-88; Romans 13


1,475 posted on 08/13/2009 4:19:07 AM PDT by The Mayor (A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out)
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To: All; JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; LUV W; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; Lady Jag; ...
Good Morning :)


1,476 posted on 08/13/2009 6:24:33 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless Our Military Heroes! ) (("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them"))
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To: GodBlessUSA

G’mornin’ GB! I just have a moment but wanted to say thanks for the beautiful roses!


1,477 posted on 08/13/2009 6:34:09 AM PDT by LUV W (We want freedom; obama is giving us tyranny--all across the board! ~Michael Ledeen~)
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To: JustAmy

Good morning ya’ll

This was in my email this morning and I thought it would be enjoyed here.

Plants with eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdRW3vtb5Ws


1,478 posted on 08/13/2009 7:50:40 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: sunny48

Very fascinating and interesting, sunny!


1,479 posted on 08/13/2009 8:07:49 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: Aquamarine

Very good picture of your family, Aqua! I love to look back on those good times!


1,480 posted on 08/13/2009 8:13:28 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hi BeeBee, lovely roses this morning....wishing you a beautiful day!


1,481 posted on 08/13/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: GodBlessUSA

OOOOps...BeeBee...LOL! GeeBee!


1,482 posted on 08/13/2009 8:15:33 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: ST.LOUIE1
Cute graphic!

Thank you, kind sir.

You can have a piece of me. Anything but my tail. Because you'd probably tie it to your truck's antenna..... and let it flap in the breeze of the dusty old Texas back roads. : (

How did you know?


1,483 posted on 08/13/2009 8:28:33 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; NicknamedBob; ...
August 13, 2009


Graphic by Billie

Memories

Memories in black and white, of sunny days gone by,
Recalling smiles and music, the taste of summer fun,
The blue of sky, the yellow sun, the bright green of the grass,
In black and white photos in my mind, now that the days are done.

Those silent pictures singing out their music and their joy,
Of hayrides, songfests, parties and families gathered up,
To pat the heads and see the smiles of the newest young’uns,
And all of that crammed into a photograph with edges all curled up.

Your fancy computers may hold a lot of data, and then connect you,
With a world much wider than I’ve known and wandered,
But if it can’t expand a faded image into distant laughter,
Then you may find it isn’t time but life you’ve squandered.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 23, 2008


1,484 posted on 08/13/2009 8:29:26 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Aquamarine

Great picture! And such a beautiful family - wish you could have been in it, too!


1,485 posted on 08/13/2009 8:30:39 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Aquamarine; All

Hi, Sistah A - thank you. Am going back to answer posts from yesterday - I spied lots of darling bubble pictures in scanning backwards!


1,486 posted on 08/13/2009 8:33:19 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Diver Dave; JustAmy
LOL! That was GREAT!
Thanks for posting that link, Billie. :)

Oh, oh. I think I broke FR. Getting a “Temporary Unavailable” trying to post this response. Gonna try one more time... or two times... or three.....

Welcome - thought it appropriate after your comment. :) I thought it was cute - had to preview it AFTER I posted the link!

1,487 posted on 08/13/2009 8:38:57 AM PDT by Billie
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To: The Mayor



Good morning, Mayor.
Happy Thursday.

Thank you for another edition of ODB.
Your daily message helps us get started on the right road.
We appreciate you for your dedication.


1,488 posted on 08/13/2009 8:38:57 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: jaycee

What a darling little boy chasing that bubble!


1,489 posted on 08/13/2009 8:41:06 AM PDT by Billie
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To: lonestar; JustAmy

I am SOOOOO glad that Amy posted the link yesterday - I don’t want to see Weinie having a stompin’ hissy fit!


1,490 posted on 08/13/2009 8:42:29 AM PDT by Billie
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob

I’d forgotten this one - kinda like it again. :)


1,491 posted on 08/13/2009 8:43:36 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg, and your little boy is such a cutie, too!


1,492 posted on 08/13/2009 8:44:44 AM PDT by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA



Good morning. Happy Thursday, GeeBee.
Beautiful roses! Thank you.

Marissa goes back to school next Wednesday.
Is Booboo ready for school to start?
I think Marissa is; she misses her friends.
I'm ready for it to start. I'm tired.

Have a Terrific Thursday.

1,493 posted on 08/13/2009 8:45:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy
"I'm forever blowing bubbles...."

........pretty bubbles in the air....

:) Pretty graphic, Amy!

1,494 posted on 08/13/2009 8:46:27 AM PDT by Billie
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To: WayzataJOHNN
Bubbles are cool, I remember we’d go up on the dorm roof at college and launch these 3-4 foot diameter bubbles from a loop of wire mounted on broom sticks. They would make these long snakes of bubbles that broke into huge globular bubbles that would float off from our eight story dorm roof. People would stop their cars to watch. One weekend day we had more then thirty people launching bubbles (and sipping bubbles from their beer cans.) The sky was literally a sparkle with the gleam of the sun off the thousands of bubbles floating around us. You are never too old for bubbles!

That sounds like fun - what a sight it must have been!

1,495 posted on 08/13/2009 8:49:36 AM PDT by Billie
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To: jaycee

What an absolute sweetie!


1,496 posted on 08/13/2009 8:51:05 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33

LOL! Now there’s a spoiled sheltie (I think)!


1,497 posted on 08/13/2009 8:53:18 AM PDT by Billie
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To: sunny48


Good morning, Sunny48. Nice to meet you.

Now that is spooky. :^)
The vegetarians will have guilt feelings. :)
No more potatoes ... no more squash.
Thank you for sharing that with us.

Welcome to Amy's Place.
Hope to see you again soon.
Enjoy your Thursday.


1,498 posted on 08/13/2009 8:58:43 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

LOL


1,499 posted on 08/13/2009 9:09:22 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie; lonestar

LOL

With the threat of Weinie’s stompin’ hissy fit, I decided that link HAD to be posted. LOL


1,500 posted on 08/13/2009 9:12:31 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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