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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2012
4-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:08:43 PM 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
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; april2012; friends; poetry
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To: Diver Dave

ooops! “adjusted”.


901 posted on 04/23/2012 1:22:02 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, Kitty. That rose is gorgeous!

I just had one of those nasty bugs that hang around for 3 or 4 days and then it takes another day or two to get your strength back. I should start a diet today ... I would have a great start. :)

Have a delightful Monday!


902 posted on 04/23/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee; Kitty Mittens



These daffodils and ranunculas are from 2008. I have lost several of the ranunculas. These may be single instead of double.

I had not heard of these flowers until about 25 years ago.


Jaycee, You will have freepmail in a few minutes.


903 posted on 04/23/2012 1:43:29 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Well, they certainly are beautiful, Amy!


904 posted on 04/23/2012 2:06:03 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

Prayers up that you continue to feel better!


905 posted on 04/23/2012 6:07:09 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Thank you, Gypsy. I’m sure it was just one of those flu bugs.
This was the first time in five years that one has put me down for more than a couple of days.

Hope you are having a Marvelous Monday.


906 posted on 04/23/2012 6:21:14 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Yes, the Creator has given us another Marvelous Monday. Went to local high school FFA plant sale. Those beautiful young people made my heart sing!
Sweet dreams!


907 posted on 04/23/2012 6:24:37 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

Once or twice a year, we go to the Farmer’s Market at Fresno State. Their fresh fruit and vegetables are wonderful. Also, they started making and selling Fresno State brand olive oil a couple of years ago.

My heart sings for their home-made ice cream.


908 posted on 04/23/2012 6:39:14 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

I’m glad you’re feeling better Amy, you’re probably still weak from all that. My son came to visit all weekend and I enjoyed that.

Love your image, saved it but had a hard time deciding on what to name it, lol!! Take care.


909 posted on 04/23/2012 6:54:17 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33

You deserve it Meg, your images, frames and words are always beautiful.


910 posted on 04/23/2012 6:55:59 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jaycee

Wish I had a garden that looked like that! Jaycee, hope you are having more ‘good’ days. I keep you in my prayers!


911 posted on 04/23/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

Thank you, Potlatch. When I searched images for germs, that was one that caught my eye. LOL

It is always a good weekend when the time is spent with family.

Hope you day was wonderful.


912 posted on 04/23/2012 7:02:31 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Germ!! Lol, I didn’t think of that for some reason. I think politics have fried my brain! Had a nice day. You get well!


913 posted on 04/23/2012 7:18:33 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

Thank you, dear potlatch. I sure appreciate being in
your prayers. You are so sweet for keeping us in mind.
Its always good to hear from ya!! ((((HUGS))))


914 posted on 04/23/2012 7:37:00 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; potlatch
I have an ugly green thing in my files and I think I named it eith green thing or green monster.....LOL! ( found it and it was named green thing!) teehee


915 posted on 04/23/2012 7:42:24 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; potlatch

That (eith) word was supposed to be (either). Typing too fast maybe....LOL!


916 posted on 04/23/2012 7:45:31 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

I may not be here often but I do think of all of you here, and always appreciate the pings. (HUGS BACK ATTCHA)!!


917 posted on 04/23/2012 8:00:22 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jaycee; JustAmy

Lol, I’ll save him too - to go with Amy’s GERM!! I may use them in something sometime.


918 posted on 04/23/2012 8:03:02 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jaycee
Do you think they may be popular in other parts of the country and not in Tennessee?

That could be, although Come to Think of it,
I Think I Ordered them as Bulbs from a Catalog.
The Bulbs were Unique Looking, Very Unusual in Appearance.
But they Made the Most Beautiful Flowers.

: )

919 posted on 04/23/2012 8:10:40 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

I sure do thank you for this information about those pretty
flowers. Maybe I’ll look in some catalogs. I used to get a
lot of those magazines in the mail but not so much anymore. Probably if you don’t order regularly, they drop you. But I
will keep my eye out (if I ever go look at flowers again.) I
sure hope to go! I won’t have but several plants in about 4 large pots. I don’t want many to water and take care of
anymore, if you know what I’m talking about!!

Thanks for the info, dear Kitty. ((((HUGS))))

Heading for bed pretty soon. Its about 11:20 here. Are we an hour’s difference between Tennessee and Texas?

Nite Nite!


920 posted on 04/23/2012 8:23:09 PM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

JC, I have planted them many times - and the petals are so soft and fragile and always produce a beautiful full bloom!

Check this out - I think you can grow them there in TN:

http://www.easytogrowbulbs.com/g-21-ranunculus-planting-guide.aspx


921 posted on 04/23/2012 8:53:04 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; jaycee; potlatch; Diver Dave; ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; Silentgypsy; MEG33; yorkie; ...
Those are So Beautiful, Dear Amy! Just a Wonderful Sight.

(((((Goodnight, Dear FRiends. Our Lord Grant us All a Peaceful and Restful Night)))))


922 posted on 04/23/2012 8:59:40 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
There's a Place that Sells Flowers not too Far from where I Live;
I Think I'll Check there Soon and See if they have Any.
It would be Awesome to Grow them Again!

Are we an hour’s difference between Tennessee and Texas?

I'm not Sure, my Sweet FRiend; it's about 11:15 here now.

(((((Hugs! Sleep Well, my Dear Sister in Christ)))))

923 posted on 04/23/2012 9:15:54 PM PDT 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


Cutting A Trail

April 24, 2012

The Native Americans of Michigan were the state’s first highway route engineers. With few exceptions, Michigan’s major highways follow the trails they cut through the wilderness hundreds of years before the white man came. A trail was 12-18 inches wide, and for safety the people followed single file. Then pack horses followed these trails, widening them. Later came wagons, and the trails became dirt roads and then highways.

In a similar way, Solomon followed the trail of his father and in turn paved the way for his sons and grandsons. He did this by encouraging his sons to heed his instructions just as he had followed the sound teaching of his father (Prov. 4:4-5). So this father, giving his sons good practical and spiritual counsel, was passing on what he had learned from the boys’ grandfather, David, who was called a “man after [God’s] own heart” (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22). The younger generation of believers often learns best about God from the family.

Our physical and spiritual children watch the path we’re taking. As God’s men and women, let’s make certain we cut a righteous, wise, and clear trail. Then if ongoing generations choose to follow, the trail can become a highway—an ongoing legacy to God’s glory.

Lord, as I walk my path of life,
Help my feet step straight and true;
That those who follow after me,
Will be tracking straight with You. —Egner
When we follow God, we blaze a trail
for those who would follow.

Read: Proverbs 4:1-7

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, and give attention to know understanding. —Proverbs 4:1
Bible in a Year:
2 Chronicles 4-6


924 posted on 04/24/2012 4:43:52 AM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: yorkie

Thank you for this great site! I bookmarked quickly and am going to try to find some of those. I did read if you planted them in the spring, they would bloom late summer. Guess its better to put the bulbs in the pots or wherever in the fall as I was reading so they’ll be ready to bloom in the spring!

Thanks much!!


925 posted on 04/24/2012 7:03:12 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

Beautiful!


926 posted on 04/24/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

I think we are an hour apart.

I had gone to bed when you wrote last night but I caught
it this morning! Thanks so much.

I haven’t had breakfast yet so I’m getting ready to do that
now! Don’t know what yet but something EASY!

((((HUGS))))


927 posted on 04/24/2012 7:10:10 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: FRiends; All

BBL!


928 posted on 04/24/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...


April 24, 2012



Graphics by Billie


929 posted on 04/24/2012 9:07:47 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee; All; JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...
musical gratitude

~Enjoy a Grateful Day~


930 posted on 04/24/2012 9:11:58 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Billie
Enchanted, and so serene, Amy!

Beautiful opening.

Thank you!

931 posted on 04/24/2012 9:16:33 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: The Mayor; All
“Lord, as I walk my path of life,
Help my feet step straight and true;
That those who follow after me,
Will be tracking straight with You. —Egner
When we follow God, we blaze a trail
for those who would follow.”
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

How do the children learn of whom they are?
what is their history?
What struggles have their ancestors experienced?
What worked and was a benefit to people?
What caused pain, problems, pathetic circumstances?

Before we are able to discern for our self the foundation of how and what we believe, think, and use to guide our life by ... ongoing ... is already laid.

We do know traumatic experience can haunt us with anxiety, fear, worry, and angst, hampering our lives.

How do we know about God? Whom was it teaching us? The Government? Our parents, the schools?

The greatest story ever told, changes hearts, minds and the future of believers in Jesus Christ our redeemer, our savior, our deliverer,

Glory be to God!!!

932 posted on 04/24/2012 9:38:20 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: oldteen

This is very pretty, Teenie. Thank you.

Happy GratiTuesday


933 posted on 04/24/2012 9:44:23 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Thank you, Teenie.

I found today’s opening graphic very relaxing and I loved the poem that Billie found .... makes me want to take a weekend jaunt to Lake Tahoe. Finding a cabin on the North Shore sounds like Heaven to me.

Have a Terrific GratiTuesday.


934 posted on 04/24/2012 10:00:00 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; ...

*Happy GratiTuesday*



Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

I wish you a very good day.

935 posted on 04/24/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy

Beautiful..I loved my visit to Lake Tahoe.


936 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: oldteen; everyone
Lovely post, Teenie!
Here's a Gratitude Rose for you,
(And everyone who would like to get a rose from heaven
As all flowers are gifts from above)


937 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:56 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: MEG33; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; ...

Happy Gratituesday!








A Merry Heart Does Good, like Medicine.



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

938 posted on 04/24/2012 10:22:49 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: oldteen

Lovely, teenie. I’m so glad to “see” you!
I am cleaning the refrigerator..shelf by shelf..It’s taking two days and I have yet to do the freezer.
I had to use tunnel vision to start this project so I would not see ALL that needs doing..LOL
I’m grateful there were no big spills to clean up in fridge..
I just poured bird seed in feeder and mostly hit the counter and floor..Oh my!


939 posted on 04/24/2012 10:28:07 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

So pretty, Meg. Thank you.

Happy GratiTuesday


940 posted on 04/24/2012 10:39:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

Lake Tahoe is a special place. Always feel a special bond with nature. It is so peaceful.


941 posted on 04/24/2012 10:41:38 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

Happy GratiTuesday, Yorkie. That rose is lovely. Thank you.

I’m grateful for all floral gifts from above.


942 posted on 04/24/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: left that other site



Beautiful, LTOS. Thank you.

Happy Grati-Tuesday.


943 posted on 04/24/2012 10:47:50 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy
You're welcome and, thank you!

Ahh...Tahoe. I haven't been there in a number of years but the lake is so peaceful. That part of the country is one of the most beautiful. We have friends who used to live in Pollock Pines. How I loved visiting them as well.

944 posted on 04/24/2012 10:56:27 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: MEG33
Lovely, M!

Thank you.

945 posted on 04/24/2012 10:57:46 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: yorkie
Thanks, yorkie.

So pretty!

946 posted on 04/24/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: left that other site
A Merry Heart Does Good, like Medicine.

Amen, ML. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!

947 posted on 04/24/2012 11:02:56 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: MEG33
Thank you, M. I'm glad to be 'seen'! ;)

I am cleaning the refrigerator

Hope you haven't found any 'unidentifiables' yet! lol

948 posted on 04/24/2012 11:07:56 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

No..but I did find sour cream from Christmas..LOL
I need to get to the store..My freezer is loaded but my refrigerator looks so empty..It’s so clean, too!
I better go clean up my birdseed mess now..


949 posted on 04/24/2012 11:15:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
Beautiful Post and Graphic, Dear Amy!
I Pray you are Feeling Much Better Today.

(((((Hugs and Prayers)))))

*Tuesday Hugs*


A Blessed GratiTuesday to Amy's Place

950 posted on 04/24/2012 11:30:59 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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