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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2010
February 1, 2010 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 01/31/2010 9:55:02 PM PST by JustAmy

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February 2, 2010



101 posted on 02/02/2010 8:07:06 AM PST by Billie
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To: All

Just Taylor and piano (above), it’s my favorite of the current album, “The Distance”.


102 posted on 02/02/2010 8:11:52 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I’m going for those chubby cheeks!

Gotta run errands today. The sky is clear blue, and no wind, but a little chilly.

See y’all later. Happy Groundhog Day!


103 posted on 02/02/2010 8:23:56 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

~smile~Cute! Afraid he’s not out in the open yet!


104 posted on 02/02/2010 8:42:02 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Yes it does....too bad we couldn’t dig right into the picture! Of course, we could make it~!


105 posted on 02/02/2010 8:43:14 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: yorkie

That is really cute!


106 posted on 02/02/2010 8:44:04 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

They could have done a little better on that graphic, but it was funny anyway!


107 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:08 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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These are some of my favorite songs he performed on
the show, and the artists who made the songs popular.


~ "Something" ~
(Beatles)

~ "Trouble" ~
(Ray LaMontagne)

~ "You Are So Beautiful" ~
(Joe Cocker)

~ "In The Ghetto" ~
(Elvis)

108 posted on 02/02/2010 8:45:48 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Me, too, especially ‘us’ with rain here!


109 posted on 02/02/2010 8:46:02 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Really good, Billie! I agree with your next post that the piano and Taylor stand out. As I’ve always said, I don’t know why we don’t see more of Taylor!


110 posted on 02/02/2010 8:53:18 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Thanks Billie, I can listen to all these while I’m doing my kitchen work. I am running late this morning!


111 posted on 02/02/2010 8:55:27 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee
They could have done a little better on that graphic, but it was funny anyway!

Sorta like this? :)


112 posted on 02/02/2010 9:13:02 AM PST by Billie
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To: jaycee

They’ve never played him on radio - too ‘old school’ for the pop stuff they play. And each year, the new flavor (AI) gets the spotlight. He’s been touring the country, starring in Grease and doing ‘shadow’ concerts in each city after the shows. His role in Grease ends in June this year, and I haven’t heard what he plans to do next.


113 posted on 02/02/2010 9:19:17 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

Absolutely YES! Leave it to you! Whoever did the other one just pasted a square on, etc. So much better with yours!


114 posted on 02/02/2010 9:21:55 AM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; MEG33; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; Majie Purple; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...
Very quiet today, but I'll leave some more music in case anyone pops in and wants a listen. :) I don't delete Susan Boyle's or Taylor Hicks' music from my server. :)


A few tracks from his current album, "The Distance"

~ New found Freedom ~

~ Nineteen ~

~ Yes We Can ~

~ What's Right Is Right ~

115 posted on 02/02/2010 11:54:18 AM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

This is wonderful, Billie. I think I like him better with just the piano. You can enjoy his beautiful voice without a distraction.

Thank you for opening the doors again this morning. Thank you for the beautiful music you share.

Have a Delightful Tuesday.


116 posted on 02/02/2010 12:28:39 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

Ahhhh ...now that was done by an expert!!!


117 posted on 02/02/2010 12:29:37 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

I will be back later to listen to more music.

Another busy day. I’d rather play.


118 posted on 02/02/2010 12:30:51 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

Listening to Elvis now .... will listen to the others later.

Thanks, Billie.


119 posted on 02/02/2010 12:32:20 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: MEG33

Happy Tuesday, Meg.

Beautiful Good Morning, rose. Thank you.

I’m hoping the tutor will help get Marissa on the right track with her math. She is having lots of trouble with long division.

IE: 47 divided by 3 .... her answer was 1 with a remainder of 17. LOL

Have a nice Tuesday.


120 posted on 02/02/2010 12:38:06 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie

LOL

Thanks, Yorkie.

Happy Tuesday .... Happy Groundhog Day. Looks like 6 more weeks of winter. Spring will get here eventually.


121 posted on 02/02/2010 12:39:47 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

Thank you, Billie.

I haven’t made many new graphics lately .... seems like I’m too far behind.

I was very proud of Marissa for bringing her reading from an “F” to an “A”. The “F” made no sense to me because she can read. I think she rushed through her tests so she could go play. She still has the “F” in math so I’m hoping the tutor will make a difference. I would be satisfied with a “C”.


122 posted on 02/02/2010 12:43:13 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie

Cute!!


123 posted on 02/02/2010 12:43:45 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Billie

Just dropping in to say hi! I have dabbled around here in many things and can’t say I’ve accomplished much. Its such a gloomy day....I think its made me gloomy! Ran a couple of errands, washed some clothes, fixed a little frozen pizza for lunch and wasted some time just ‘sitting’ and watching t.v.


124 posted on 02/02/2010 1:35:50 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: Billie

Thanks, Billie! Good stuff!


125 posted on 02/02/2010 1:36:37 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: Billie

P. S. I did listen to all the good music you posted though! Forgot to tell you~~~


126 posted on 02/02/2010 1:37:24 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: JustAmy
Hi, Amy, I'm glad you like "Maybe You Should", too. There's something about his raspy, whiskey-tenor voice that I just absolutely love. It's so not 'pure' or technically perfect, but so full of emotion and soul and I really, really like it. (can you tell? LOL) It's strange in a way that I can be so very crazy about Susan Boyle's beautiful, pure, almost perfect voice and yet feel the same way about Taylor's. One thing that I find they both do that grabs me so much though is when they take a note and just literally soar and soar and soar with it.
127 posted on 02/02/2010 1:51:52 PM PST by Billie
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To: LUV W

Thank you, Luv. I have more. :) It is fun to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, with an artist, and follow them from the beginning. There is one other besides Taylor and Susan Boyle that I hope to hear from for years to come, and that is Kevin Skinner, winner of America’s Got Talent. His is another voice that touched me from the moment he opened his mouth, and I looked forward each week to his performance, happy that he made it another week - and ultimately won. :)


128 posted on 02/02/2010 1:56:26 PM PST by Billie
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It’s not over yet. Have a few from his “Early Works” too - songs that he wrote when he was only about 19 or 20.


129 posted on 02/02/2010 1:58:52 PM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Ahhhh ...now that was done by an expert!!!

:) Just took a little more time smoothing out the rough spots (and that square! LOL)

130 posted on 02/02/2010 2:00:55 PM PST by Billie
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To: JustAmy
Listening to Elvis now .... will listen to the others later. Elvis' song - Taylor singing it. :) (I like Elvis singing it, but enjoyed the way Taylor arranged it, too - love the falsetto he threw in - in that one and also in "You Are So Beautiful")
131 posted on 02/02/2010 2:05:25 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

I’m looking forward....don’t count me out! I love Taylor and I would love to see him perform, either live or on t.v. or something. Sometimes I get aggravated with the music business, they can push who THEY want to make it, BUT if they don’t like someone, they will work against that person.


132 posted on 02/02/2010 2:13:17 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: JustAmy
I was reading your post here about Marissa. To you or I, this is simple, but little minds have a hard time grasping it. I can remember how hard I thought division and multiplication was! I was thinking of my granddaughter, who is teaching 3rd grade now and wondering how she was getting all the things that are taught in 3rd grade, through to her kids.

I do remember this....I remember thinking 3rd grade was hard.

Did you tell me Marissa is in the 4th grade? The tutor will help her. One day a light bulb will go on for her and she will get it. Thats what Billie was telling me when she was teaching me tables.....LOL!

133 posted on 02/02/2010 2:26:58 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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Yeah, I was complaining to Billie after I posted it about it not being very good and by golly, it was only a very few minutes and she made it just perfect! After she fixed it, I copied and sent to my email buddies with Happy Groundhog Day and a few words about Tiger....LOL!


134 posted on 02/02/2010 2:31:14 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; LUV W; pollywog; MEG33; yorkie; tiapam; Kitty Mittens; All
Okay, how about this pic? Once upon a time, right after he won Season 5, he was everywhere - here he is when he was named People Magazine's Sexiest Bachelor. Cute smile, dat, huh? :)



Listing several here from his "Taylor Hicks" album, as well as a few songs
he wrote and recorded before Idol. The last three on list were remastered
and included in an album called "Early Works" a year or so ago.




From his 2006 album, "Taylor Hicks"

~ Places I've Been ~
~ Wherever I Lay My Hat ~




From his album, "Early Works"

~ My Friend ~
~ Son Of A Carpenter ~
~ Heart And Soul ~

135 posted on 02/02/2010 3:08:31 PM PST by Billie
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To: Billie

He IS a cutie! :)


136 posted on 02/02/2010 5:09:21 PM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: Billie

I believe F. R. was down a little while. I kept trying to get on and couldn’t. Its back now.

I loved all the last songs you posted. He has several styles and I love’em all. Loved “My Friend” very much and also both of those from the Taylor Hicks C.D....of course I have them but haven’t listened to them in a while. Precious pic of him. He’s good looking, thats for sure.


137 posted on 02/02/2010 5:24:59 PM PST by jaycee (((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))))
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HAPPY TUESDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!

Enjoy your Tuesday!!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
138 posted on 02/02/2010 5:28:11 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





Capt. David J. Thompson, USA, KIA Afghanistan 29JAN2010

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
139 posted on 02/02/2010 5:58:34 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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Cpl. Liam Riley, 3rd Batt., The Yorkshire Regiment, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
140 posted on 02/02/2010 5:59:35 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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L/Cpl. Graham Shaw, 3rd Batt., The Yorkshire Regiment, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


Flowers of the Forest



Black Watch Piper

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke



Last Post




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
141 posted on 02/02/2010 6:01:12 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!





John Felipe Romero, Spain, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010

I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)


God Of Our Fathers



Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who answered the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
142 posted on 02/02/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: yorkie; jaycee; All

Good Evening Yorkie, and all here!!
Guess what I have been doing for two days!!! SETTING UP my Eagle Cam sites for the season.... we have a excellent start.
One egg already at Norfolk VA, and many are bringing in their nestorations in prep to have their young.

I realized I’ve been Awol here at Amys!
When I get a chance I will share some of my photos of today’s nest watching.

I am definitely going to make these cute cupcakes Yorkie....

Waving hello to all....from Los Angeles,

Polly


143 posted on 02/02/2010 6:27:24 PM PST by pollywog
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Photos from today's Eagle Cam observation!! This is MOM from Norfolk Botanical Gardens. She has laid one egg and will probably lay another tomorrow. Isn't she lovely!

Both parents looking at the egg...

144 posted on 02/02/2010 6:37:11 PM PST by pollywog
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To: pollywog

WOW!

Beautiful, I hope you keep us posted on this, awesome.


145 posted on 02/02/2010 7:20:08 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: pollywog

This is Wonderful, Polly! Thank you!


146 posted on 02/02/2010 7:53:07 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (Let Thy Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, According as we Hope in Thee. Ps.33:22)
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To: jaycee

I tried to answer before leaving for the PTA meeting but FR seemed to slow to a crawl and I couldn’t get the window to open. Ho Hum ...

Marissa is in the 4th grade. I’m going to try to spend more time with her on her division. Maybe either the tutor or I can get thru to her. The tutor is there two days a week for an hour each day.


147 posted on 02/02/2010 8:05:52 PM PST by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Capt. David J. Thompson, USA, KIA Afghanistan 29JAN2010

Cpl. Liam Riley, 3rd Batt., The Yorkshire Regiment, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010

L/Cpl. Graham Shaw, 3rd Batt., The Yorkshire Regiment, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010

John Felipe Romero, Spain, KIA Afghanistan 1FEB2010



148 posted on 02/02/2010 8:08:33 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (Let Thy Mercy, O LORD, be upon us, According as we Hope in Thee. Ps.33:22)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Thanks Johnn... It is a very addictive hobby!lol...


149 posted on 02/02/2010 8:11:03 PM PST by pollywog
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thanks Kitty Mittens! They are majestic and so wonderful to watch in action.


150 posted on 02/02/2010 8:12:21 PM PST by pollywog
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