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

Skip to comments.

Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, 2011
10-1-2011 | | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33

Posted on 09/30/2011 9:58:38 PM PDT by JustAmy

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 2,601-2,6502,651-2,7002,701-2,750 ... 3,051-3,096 next last
To: MEG33
"Sad night at the ballpark"

Yes Meg, it was! I was disappointed.

2,651 posted on 10/29/2011 6:19:28 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2643 | View Replies]

To: ken5050
"Patriotism, in its true form, is of the kind they gave, it is not a song in the street or a wreath on a column, or a flag flying from a window. It is a thing very holy and very terrible like life itself. It is a burden to be borne, a thing to labor for, and to suffer for and die for, a thing which gives no happiness, and no pleasantness, but a hard life, an unknown grave, and the respect, and bared heads, of those who followed"..

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!

2,652 posted on 10/29/2011 6:24:59 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2557 | View Replies]

To: ken5050; JustAmy
Part of a book I found on google Sea life in Nelson's time By John Masefield
2,653 posted on 10/29/2011 6:36:06 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2557 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor

Many thanks...will look at it later...


2,654 posted on 10/29/2011 6:45:14 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2653 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Billie; Mama_Bear; Lady Jag; lonestar; ...
~Happy Caturday to Amy's Place~


2,655 posted on 10/29/2011 8:23:31 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2654 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY DOGURDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!

Sir Winston at the Wheel – 3Sep2011




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,656 posted on 10/29/2011 8:32:14 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY CATURDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!

Enjoy your Saturday!!!




Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,657 posted on 10/29/2011 8:34:01 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2656 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; JustAmy; oldteen; tiapam; MEG33; left that other site; ConorMacNessa; Diver Dave; LUV W; ...

2,658 posted on 10/29/2011 8:47:01 AM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: lonestar

Happy Halloweenie, Weinie!
(And Happy Dogurday!)

2,659 posted on 10/29/2011 8:55:38 AM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2658 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; All
Happy Halloween "Caturday" Weekend!!


2,660 posted on 10/29/2011 8:56:07 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

LOL!! Now that’s a challenge, Jaycee!! Thank you!


2,661 posted on 10/29/2011 8:58:40 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

Hi Conor! Happy Caturday/Dogurday!! Hope you are feeling ALOT better!!


2,662 posted on 10/29/2011 9:01:10 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2656 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa
Hi, Sir Winston!


I'm wishing you
A Happy Halloween Weekend
And a Happy Dogurday!


2,663 posted on 10/29/2011 9:06:02 AM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2656 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

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!!


2,664 posted on 10/29/2011 9:06:17 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2658 | View Replies]

To: tiapam
What a fun idea!

Candy Corn Nails

(Some people have too much time on their hands)


2,665 posted on 10/29/2011 9:34:56 AM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2664 | View Replies]

To: tiapam
Hi, Tiapam! Feeling better, thanks! Happy Saturday to you!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,666 posted on 10/29/2011 10:26:37 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2662 | View Replies]

To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...


October 29, 2011





2,667 posted on 10/29/2011 10:26:48 AM PDT by JustAmy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2665 | View Replies]

To: yorkie
Hi, Yorkie! Hope you have a Happy Hallowe'en weekend as well. Happy Dogurday!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,668 posted on 10/29/2011 10:27:56 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2663 | View Replies]

To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; jaycee; tiapam; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; ...
"We Iz Decorating The Table"


~Wishing Amy's Place A Very Happy Caturday~

2,669 posted on 10/29/2011 10:32:04 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: ConorMacNessa

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!


2,670 posted on 10/29/2011 10:35:55 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2656 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

Now thats a cutie today! You find good ones!


2,671 posted on 10/29/2011 10:36:59 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2658 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

I know lonestar will love this one! Its perfect for her!!


2,672 posted on 10/29/2011 10:37:50 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2659 | View Replies]

To: tiapam

Hi Pam, Happy Halloween Caturday to you! Cute pumpkin....bet
you carved it...LOL!


2,673 posted on 10/29/2011 10:39:06 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2660 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

Precious!!


2,674 posted on 10/29/2011 10:40:01 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2663 | View Replies]

To: yorkie; DollyCali

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!!


2,675 posted on 10/29/2011 10:42:19 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2665 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy

Great graphic, Amy! You did good on this one. Thank you!!


2,676 posted on 10/29/2011 10:43:57 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2667 | View Replies]

To: jaycee
Hi, Jaycee! Doing better day by day, thanks! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2,677 posted on 10/29/2011 10:44:44 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2670 | View Replies]

To: MEG33

Wow! Thats a good one, Meg. Very pretty! Mom will have to
keep an eye on them!


2,678 posted on 10/29/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2669 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; FRiends

We Love SPOOKY Caturday

2,679 posted on 10/29/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2667 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

;o)
A very close eye indeed!


2,680 posted on 10/29/2011 10:50:54 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2678 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; All
I have to go to the grocery store after I decide what I need. I probably will be busy this afternoon! (Need to get candy for the kids, even though last year I didn't have any kids.) Gives me a great excuse to buy extra candy!!


2,681 posted on 10/29/2011 10:52:17 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2678 | View Replies]

To: The Mayor
About 30 years ago I became friends, best friend with a lovely person. JR, we worked together in the same real estate office of 18, in West Texas. She lived in Oregon when she was growing into an adult. I lived in Oklahoma. She drank wine. I begin to join her for a glass or two of wine. Her parents were killed in an automobile accident on a trip. Following this my friend began a search for the meaning of it all. She had another friend that was “New Age”. Only it wasn't called that. It was called "the Church of Religious Science" ... started by Ernest Holmes.

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”

Luke 9:25

2,682 posted on 10/29/2011 10:56:41 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2644 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; All; JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; tiapam; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~Happy Caturday Everyone~

Photobucket

2,683 posted on 10/29/2011 11:01:47 AM PDT by oldteen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; GailA; tiapam; oldteen; ...

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.

Dear Sir:

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

And remember:
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.


2,684 posted on 10/29/2011 11:06:04 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2681 | View Replies]

To: geologist

Amen! Thank you for this story. I will study it more when I come back from grocery shopping. God Bless You, geo!


2,685 posted on 10/29/2011 11:10:07 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2682 | View Replies]

To: oldteen

Cute as pie, teenie! I am getting ready to leave the house and am glad to catch your graphic before I left!


2,686 posted on 10/29/2011 11:11:28 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2683 | View Replies]

To: All

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!!


2,687 posted on 10/29/2011 11:17:09 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2686 | View Replies]

To: jaycee
This is......definitely........PRICELESS!
2,688 posted on 10/29/2011 11:31:55 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2684 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

ROFLOL!!!


2,689 posted on 10/29/2011 11:33:46 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2684 | View Replies]

To: oldteen

Like the cat, I love to “singa” too!! :) Thank you, Teenie!


2,690 posted on 10/29/2011 11:39:03 AM PDT by tiapam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2683 | View Replies]

To: yorkie; jaycee

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


2,691 posted on 10/29/2011 11:55:52 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2665 | View Replies]

To: JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; The Mayor; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; ...

Help Keep The Lights On At Free Republic


Be A Dear...Click Here


Graphic courtesy of Lady Jag

2,692 posted on 10/29/2011 12:06:26 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2667 | View Replies]

To: jaycee

So cute!


2,693 posted on 10/29/2011 12:51:12 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: tiapam

Awwww a cutie.


2,694 posted on 10/29/2011 12:52:02 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2660 | View Replies]

To: yorkie

Darling..I’ve been enjoying your posts!


2,695 posted on 10/29/2011 12:53:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2658 | View Replies]

To: geologist

Amen


2,696 posted on 10/29/2011 12:56:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2682 | View Replies]

To: DollyCali

Glad you and the pups are enjoying your visits.


2,697 posted on 10/29/2011 12:58:34 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2691 | View Replies]

To: jaycee; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Happy October Caturday






Intrepid Police Dog captures Evil Genius Criminal Cat!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

2,698 posted on 10/29/2011 1:26:57 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2655 | View Replies]

To: yorkie
Trick or Treat!!!

I have a witches costume and my witches hat syas, "I am a HEX symbol."

It scares people.

Weinie

2,699 posted on 10/29/2011 1:47:31 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2659 | View Replies]

To: MEG33

Thank you for the kind words, Meg!


2,700 posted on 10/29/2011 2:00:51 PM PDT by yorkie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2695 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-50 ... 2,601-2,6502,651-2,7002,701-2,750 ... 3,051-3,096 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