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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2012
3-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:16 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; friends; march2012; poetry
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To: MEG33


I hope your niece finds
a nice job soon, Meg!
A little bluebird for her!


341 posted on 03/06/2012 4:11:04 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

HAHAHAHAHA!

I’ve felt that bad before...LOL!


342 posted on 03/06/2012 4:12:36 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


HAPPY TUESDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



There is a story behind this picture:

Always known as a photographer who would take almost any chance if it meant getting the picture, Gene Smith’s good luck throughout the Pacific deserted him on May 23, 1945. While on the east coast of Okinawa photographing an essay titled "A Day in the Life of a Front Line Soldier," he was seriously wounded by a Japanese shell fragment. The missile hit him in the head cutting both cheeks, injuring his tongue and knocking out several teeth. Characteristically, he was taking pictures at the time and the fragment passed through his left hand before entering his cheek just below the eye and near the nose. His comment in the hospital later: "I forgot to duck but I got a wonderful shot of those who did... my policy of standing up when the others are down finally caught up with me."

Ernie Pyle, another great war correspondent, who was on Okinawa with Smith and was not so lucky, wrote of him, "Gene Smith is an idealist, trying to do great good with his work but it will either break him or kill him."

Smith’s war wounds cost him two painful years of hospitalization and plastic surgery. During these years he took no pictures and whether he would ever be able to return to photography was doubtful. Then one day, during his period of convalescence, Smith took a walk with his two children and even though it was still intensely painful for him to operate a camera, came back with one of the most famous photographs of all time: "A Walk to Paradise Garden." This memorable image was to serve as the final picture in the famous "Family of Man" Exhibition.







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

343 posted on 03/06/2012 5:05:48 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: jaycee
that is some nasty damage. I was out of electricity for 24 hours and its amazing how quick your back in the 1800's...I have several oil lamps for such an occasion, but no internet and no tv, I have to read by oil lamp and candle light...we are spoiled aren't we....:O)...Lots of tree's down here in Michigan and the whole little town near by was out of electricity...usually if you have traffic lights they get on it pretty quick, but downed wires are first choice..My heat in the house only dropped to 66, we have had a mild winter...its cozy again..

I hate to walk my property to find out any damage, so far from my deck its only a few parts of shingles...clearing down tree's is not easy for a 73 year old, and my electric chain saw is limited by the length of the cords..but house did fine....thank God....hope your cleaned up soon....GG

344 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: jaycee
Sweet Jaycee, I'm Thanking our Lord Over and Over that you weren't Hurt!
Praise be to His Wonderful Name, I'm So Thankful you are Safe!

(((((God Bless you, Dear FRiend!)))))


345 posted on 03/06/2012 8:53:09 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Handle With Care

March 7, 2012

We live in a society that’s overrun with warning labels. From disclaimers on pills, to “use-by” dates on soup cans, to danger signs on chain saws—warning labels draw our attention to impending hazards. Recently I received a box with a precious gift inside. The sender had attached a big red sticker to the package that said, fragile: handle with care. When I think about life and its fragility, I wonder if we shouldn’t all wear one of those red stickers.

It’s not a good idea to cruise through life thinking that we are invincible and that everything is going to be just fine—only to discover that we are far more fragile than we thought. It takes only a call from the doctor telling us that we have a life-threatening disease, or the swerve of a careless driver in front of us to remind us that life is extremely uncertain. There are no guarantees! None of us can be certain of another breath. So the psalmist has an important piece of advice . . . a warning label of sorts: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps. 90:12).

Let’s choose to live as though this were our last moment on earth by loving more deeply, forgiving more readily, giving more generously, and speaking more kindly.

That’s how to handle life with care.

To run the race of life in Christ, This must become your daily goal: Confess your sins, trust God for strength, Use discipline and self-control. —Sper
Yesterday is gone; tomorrow is uncertain; today is here. Use it wisely.

Read: Psalm 90:1-12

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12
Bible in a Year:
Judges 1-4


346 posted on 03/07/2012 6:00:12 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor

"Yesterday is gone; tomorrow is uncertain; today is here. Use it wisely."

We all should take heed to those words every day of our lives!

Thank you for another good message today, Mr. Mayor.

347 posted on 03/07/2012 6:19:24 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Amen Jaycee, Thank you.


348 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:49 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: The Mayor
” ...
That’s how to handle life with care.

To run the race of life in Christ, This must become your daily goal: Confess your sins, trust God for strength, Use discipline and self-control. —Sper

Yesterday is gone; tomorrow is uncertain; today is here. Use it wisely.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We are blessed
to be a blessing
... to others.

349 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:11 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: All

Good morning, All.

Looks like I will be here hit and miss for a couple of weeks. I must get started on end of year book work for both FR and myself. Time to quit pretending that 4-15 is not just around the corner. :)

Happy WarmFuzzy Wednesday!


350 posted on 03/07/2012 9:52:36 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

March 7, 2012




Graphics by Billie


351 posted on 03/07/2012 10:01:08 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Tearjerker....


352 posted on 03/07/2012 10:09:53 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Warm & Fuzzy Wednesday








Happy Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

353 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:11 AM PST by left that other site
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To: y'all; left that other site; jaycee; yorkie; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; oldteen; Colonel_Flagg; JustAmy; ..

Watch your back!!!...
...and have a Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday! :)

354 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:07 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: JustAmy; Billie

LOL, good picture but that is not a heifer. This picture hit home with me. When I was about the age of that boy, I, also wore those type of overalls and in fact, had a pet bovine. As he grew bigger he used to let me and my brother actually ride him like a horse. Brings back great memories of my rural childhood, living in an apple orchard raising our own livestock.


355 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:25 AM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: JustAmy; All; MEG33; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; pollywog; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~A Warm Fuzzy Wonderful Wednesday~

Photobucket

To All At Amy's Place

356 posted on 03/07/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Billie
A little sad but another lesson in the 'circle of life'!

Thanks, ladies!

357 posted on 03/07/2012 11:22:36 AM PST by oldteen
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To: left that other site
That is sooo cute, ML! Thanks!

Are you feeling any better today?

358 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:30 AM PST by oldteen
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To: LUV W
Afternoon, Luvvy!

2 days off in a row? You must be lovin' life! ;)

(And enjoyin' it!)

359 posted on 03/07/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

A little better...but not ready to teach.


360 posted on 03/07/2012 11:35:19 AM PST by left that other site
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