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Posted on 09/30/2011 9:58:38 PM PDT by JustAmy
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Yes Meg, it was! I was disappointed.
Gonna have to find the source, what a great and meaningful quote. People throw the word "Patriotism" around and I don't think they have any real idea what it means. Thanks!
Many thanks...will look at it later...
LOL!! Now that’s a challenge, Jaycee!! Thank you!
Hi Conor! Happy Caturday/Dogurday!! Hope you are feeling ALOT better!!
I'm wishing you
A Happy Halloween Weekend
And a Happy Dogurday!
How adorable, Yorkie! Love a “candy corn” sweater!!
I picked up a package at the post office yesterday. I noticed the clerk that was helping me, had those same colors on her nails! She then pointed out that she had a necklace to match!! What a HOOT!!
(Some people have too much time on their hands)
Hello Sir Winston and Rainbow Cat, Hope you’re taking care of Conor today....LOL!
No kidding, Conor, Hope you’re enjoying the weekend with the family and your lovable animals!! And hope you are far on the way to better health!
Now thats a cutie today! You find good ones!
I know lonestar will love this one! Its perfect for her!!
Hi Pam, Happy Halloween Caturday to you! Cute pumpkin....bet
you carved it...LOL!
Unbelievable nails! Not for me though. I barely find time lately to take care of my nails...period! Dolly always
paints her’s red, white, and blue for our Patriotic holidays.
And they look GREAT!!
Great graphic, Amy! You did good on this one. Thank you!!
Wow! Thats a good one, Meg. Very pretty! Mom will have to
keep an eye on them!
A very close eye indeed!
I am a Southern Baptist. JR is gregarious, generous, the ‘Pearl Mesta’ as giving the best parties of this town and has 1000 'best friends'. JR does believe ... that “it is as one believes”. So she looks for the good in any situation. JR does not believe in Jesus (”He was a good teacher.”) She sees no need for salvation. She has been taught that the word for sin means “missing the mark”. So she "does not sin" in her belief system. JR does not read the Holy Bible. Now we go to lunch every few months. I have been participating in Kaye Arthur's Precept Studies for several years. They are excellent. I recommend them to all. She is “glad it works for you”.
When we are together she throws in all her ideas about "creating our own reality" and was a fan of Oprah's “Secret” teaching. Her husband died a year ago. No change or seeking for more ... He never spoke about religion. His Mother was a Christian Scientist that died without healing from breast cancer when he was young. He rather blamed the church for her death. He was a good man ... unless he had a private relationship with Jesus , he will not be in Heaven. My prayers and attempts to interest them fell on deaf ears. It is sad to think this.
Praying for the right ingredients in regard to JR. They have two beautiful children with beautiful children, highly successful in their jobs and successful in their life and marriages, their children are ideal. Amazing.
“What if a man gains the whole world and loses his soul”
Elder Banking... PRICELESS!!
Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman.
The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.
I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.
By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it..
I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.
You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.
My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, -— when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.
From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.
My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.
Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope.
Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.
I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.
Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.
In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.
I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service.
As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Let me level the playing field even further.
When you call me, press buttons as follows:
IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
#1. To make an appointment to see me
#2. To query a missing payment.
#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.
#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.
#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.
#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required.
Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.
#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through
#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.
The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.
While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.
Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.
May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?
Your Humble Client
Don’t make old people mad.
We don’t like being old in the first place,
so it doesn’t take much to piss us off.
Amen! Thank you for this story. I will study it more when I come back from grocery shopping. God Bless You, geo!
Cute as pie, teenie! I am getting ready to leave the house and am glad to catch your graphic before I left!
I know that letter I posted from the elderly lady is long
buts it is worth reading. It was unbelievable to me! The
banker had it printed in the New York Times! I loved it!
She was very intelligent to write such a letter!!
Like the cat, I love to “singa” too!! :) Thank you, Teenie!
what a hoot..
my nails are in such terrible shape they need to have gloves on them.. not polish!
in Oklahoma visiting with my brother. Last Saturday was the Texas Cowboy Memorial shoot in the Dallas area.. that was a nice few days with great FReepers
On our way shortly to the Banjo museum and Hall of Fame.. tomorrow we see the live production of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde.
Dogws traveling well.. but Toby has twice excaped the fence enclosure of the one acre back yard
Awwww a cutie.
Darling..I’ve been enjoying your posts!
Glad you and the pups are enjoying your visits.
I have a witches costume and my witches hat syas, "I am a HEX symbol."
It scares people.
Thank you for the kind words, Meg!
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