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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2012
5-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by JustAmy




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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: left that other site
Sounds like a liberal with the excuse of 'someone elses fault'. Some parents are hard to deal with and you're better off not having to deal with them. I feel sorry for the child.

As passionate as you are about music the parent must be a real prize!

If it's one out of 10...let it go and know you did your best. I could never be any kind of teacher..I'd be fired on the first day...lol.

351 posted on 05/07/2012 11:54:05 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
Good to see you DD!

Still praying for your complete healing. Are you gaining more weight? Pain easing any?

Would love to see a pic of the wind chime before you present it to your wonderful doc! :)

352 posted on 05/07/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: Kitty Mittens
God Bless our Troops

Amen, Kitty!

Thank you!

353 posted on 05/07/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Well, this is what happened.
NONE of the clubhouses have pianos, so I PURCHASED and electric piano for the recital, schlepped ALL the equipment in, set it up, and did the show. The little girl was startle by the difference in the sound and so she declined to play the last of her four songs because she was afraid she would mess up. I totally understood and was supportive, but when the mother asked why she didn’t play the last song I blithely said...”well that little piano isn’t a Steinway”, in effect, taking responsibility for the little not-so-great piano. Well SHE took this as a very snippy and offensive statement (she HAS a Steinway!) and called me this morning and reamed me out on the phone. She hurt me deeply, and brought me to tears. I am just as happy not to go there anymore, but being falsely accused is one of my “buttons” unfortunately. It takes a while to get over it. Maybe i should sit down and watch Mel Gibson’s “The PASSION” to get my indignation out of my system, eh?


354 posted on 05/07/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site
Some people have no sense of humor. I, personally, would have chuckled at the statement. But then, I don't own a Steinway.

However, there is a keyboard here that can make the sound of any instrument you wish. Unfortunately, being an untalented musician myself, it lives in the closet...lol.

355 posted on 05/07/2012 1:41:22 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen
Hi teenie.

Here's a picture of the chimes I make. They are tuned to Am chord. This is not the set that goes to my dr but it looks and sounds the same.

Over time, the paint will fade and chip, but the ring of FREEDOM will ring forever.


356 posted on 05/07/2012 2:36:25 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: oldteen

Oh, forgot this... there are 50 stars for each state scattered on the 6 tubes. Not 57 like a certain idiot seems to think. ;^)

Not gaining much weight yet and the pain is still present and slows me down.


357 posted on 05/07/2012 2:43:03 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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Happy Military Monday, All.

358 posted on 05/07/2012 6:02:19 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

Thanks for remembering our troops on Military Monday, Meg.

I had a busy day also .... then I took a nap. :~)

I had planned to post a couple of holidays but the day got away from me. Seems that happens often. :-(

Hope your day was marvelous.


359 posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; LUV W; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


GOOD MILITARY MONDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!



The Soldier’s Code

1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.

2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.

3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.

4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.

5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.

6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, August, 1955.







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)

360 posted on 05/07/2012 6:10:25 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; All; FReepers; FRiends

God Bless America, our Military and all of YOU here.
I haven’t been here much lately.


361 posted on 05/07/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; All; FReepers; FRiends

God Bless America, our Military and all of YOU here.
I haven’t been here much lately.


362 posted on 05/07/2012 6:14:03 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: jaycee



Thank you.

Happy Military Monday, Jaycee. Thank you for posting "America".

Hope you had a great day.


363 posted on 05/07/2012 6:14:15 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Diver Dave




Thank you, DD.

Time spent taking walks with our children create the perfect opportunity for parent/child communication.
A walk talking and enjoying nature.

Happy Military Monday. Thank you again for your service.
You remain in my prayers.


364 posted on 05/07/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen




Happy Military Monday, Teenie

Thanks for the wonderful graphic.
Hope your day was beautiful.


365 posted on 05/07/2012 6:22:05 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: left that other site

Saying a prayer for you, LTOS.


366 posted on 05/07/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Thank you, Teenie.


367 posted on 05/07/2012 7:02:50 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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Celebrating Military Monday!


368 posted on 05/07/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Kitty Mittens




Thank you for supporting our troops, Kitty.

Hope your day was delightful.

369 posted on 05/07/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Diver Dave

Good evening, DD.

I saw those chimes before you presented them to the mother of a fallen soldier. They were beautiful. Thank you got being one of the good guys!


370 posted on 05/07/2012 7:09:25 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa




Good evening, Conor.

Thank you for bringing Ike and "The Soldier’s Code" to Amy's Place for Military Monday.

Hope your Monday was great.


371 posted on 05/07/2012 7:12:54 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: potlatch




Good evening, Potlatch. Thank you.
Great to see you tonight.


372 posted on 05/07/2012 7:16:41 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: LUV W



Good evening, Luv.
Thank you for celebrating Military Monday with us.

Wishing you a relaxing evening.


373 posted on 05/07/2012 7:20:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Chuckling would have been appropriate, as it was meant as a light-hearted joke, and a compliment upon her beautiful piano. No Way did I ever expect such a reaction.

A real “Pearl Harbor” Sneak Attack.


374 posted on 05/07/2012 7:20:24 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy
Good evening, Jaycee! Had a good Monday, thanks! I hope yours went well, too!



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)

375 posted on 05/07/2012 7:23:18 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy

I sure do appreciate that, Amy!

(((HUGS)))


376 posted on 05/07/2012 7:32:43 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy

Thanks, Amy...it’s been great so far!

Here’s wishing you a very good week! :)


377 posted on 05/07/2012 7:34:56 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: JustAmy

Thank YOU Amy, you are always so kind.


378 posted on 05/07/2012 7:52:52 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: JustAmy

May 7, 2012




The Sharing Walk

Hold my hand, little one.
Grow confident, and stride,
Out here in the great wide world,
With love to stand beside.

Grip tight the gentle hand, my child,
Absorb the rushing pride,
Be nurtured in the glow of hope,
With love to walk beside.

Lift up your face in sunniness,
Bright beams the twinkling smile,
Hold to the hand that trembles, slight,
And walks a shortened mile.

I’m touched that you give so freely,
The trust that your grasp has implied,
I hope you’ll grow strong and gentle,
With love that will walk beside.

NicknamedBob . . . . . Sept. 04, 2007


Graphics by Billie

379 posted on 05/07/2012 7:57:38 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Your poem is wonderful,NnB.Thank you for posting it.

I had not saved this poem of yours ... I will do it now.

Wishing you a pleasant evening and a beautiful tomorrow.


380 posted on 05/07/2012 8:13:56 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: potlatch
It's Always Wonderful to See you, Dear Potlatch.

(((((God Bless you!)))))


Hugs

381 posted on 05/07/2012 8:31:03 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
Thank you, Dear Amy!

(((((Goodnight to All FRiends, and God Bless)))))


382 posted on 05/07/2012 9:00:11 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Good night, Kitty. Pleasant dreams.


383 posted on 05/07/2012 9:04:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen
Thank you, Dear Teenie!

(((((God Bless)))))

384 posted on 05/07/2012 9:13:45 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Here Am I

May 8, 2012

In the courtroom while waiting for his case to come before the judge, Gary heard story after sad story of people who were losing their homes. Many went through the procedure as if it were familiar to them. But one woman named Leslie seemed bewildered. Gary sensed that she didn’t know what to do or where to turn.

He tried to silence the quiet voice inside him that was urging him to help, but he couldn’t. He thought of many reasons not to get involved. First, engaging strangers in conversation is not one of his strengths; second, he was afraid of being misunderstood. But he thought that the prompting was from God, and he didn’t want to risk being disobedient.

When Gary saw Leslie leaving the courthouse, he spoke to her. “Ma’am,” he said, “I heard your testimony inside the courtroom, and I believe God wants me to help you.”

At first Leslie was suspicious, but Gary assured her of his sincerity. He made some phone calls and got her connected with people in a local church who provided the help she needed to keep her house.

God has called us to active duty (1 John 3:18). When we sense His prompting to help someone, we should be willing to say, “I believe God wants me to help you.”

God calls into action today
All those who are children of light;
Whatever our hand finds to do,
Let’s do it with all of our might. —Hess
We are at our best when we are serving others.

Read: 1 John 3:16-23

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. —Proverbs 31:9
Bible in a Year:
Nehemiah 4-6


385 posted on 05/08/2012 5:08:32 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: The Mayor

Another great message from ODB.
Thank you again for your loving ministry. May our Lord continue to Bless you and your family.


386 posted on 05/08/2012 7:14:32 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks very much, Amy!


387 posted on 05/08/2012 7:51:26 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Great graphic, Luv. I loved it!


388 posted on 05/08/2012 7:52:46 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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~A Beautiful Gratituesday~

gratitude-milton

To Amy's Place

389 posted on 05/08/2012 8:34:16 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: fish hawk; Mama_Bear; MEG33; jaycee; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...

May 8, 2012



Art by Fish Hawk ....... Graphic by MamaBear

And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares that infest the day
Shall fold their tents like the Arabs
And as silently steal away.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done


390 posted on 05/08/2012 8:41:18 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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*Good GratiTuesday To Amy's Place*

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

*I Wish You A Lovely Day*

391 posted on 05/08/2012 8:47:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; fish hawk; Mama_Bear

What fun!! Thank you.


392 posted on 05/08/2012 8:51:32 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Diver Dave

Thank you Dave. You are in our thoughts and Prayers daily my FRiend!


393 posted on 05/08/2012 9:10:06 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: oldteen

Lovely graphic and words, teenie, thanks!


394 posted on 05/08/2012 9:20:01 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; fish hawk; Mama_Bear

Three talented people putting their art together. Very nice, you three!


395 posted on 05/08/2012 9:21:55 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: MEG33

Lovely as always, Meg. Thanks!


396 posted on 05/08/2012 9:22:59 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

Hi Everybody!
(((HUGS)))


397 posted on 05/08/2012 9:26:51 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Diver Dave

Amen to our 50 states. What an embarrassment he was with his 57 and seemed unsure that there may be more. Oh my!

Sorry about your pain and weight loss. Prayers for you that this too, shall pass very soon! Wishing better days ahead for you, Dave.


398 posted on 05/08/2012 9:27:55 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”

Isaiah 6:1-8

King James Version (KJV)

6:1” In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
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399 posted on 05/08/2012 9:34:52 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: left that other site

Hi Mary Lou! I had a doctor’s appt. yesterday and had to leave before you told us the little story. What a pain some people can be! They can’t help it if they’re a bit stupid.

I have a piano and it isn’t a Steinway, period! I was lucky to buy just a very nice piano years ago. It needs tuning badly but I don’t play much anymore. I wasn’t that good anyway, just played for myself and hubby would listen from the den. My little girl grandchildren loved it when they were growing up. I have the cutest picture of the two of them dressed in matching red and white little dresses, sitting at the piano together. I wish it was loaded to my computer but maybe I will load it later down the road when I get to feeling better.

Sorry the lady treated MY FRIEND badly, especially because I know what a hard worker you truly are! (((Many Hugs)))


400 posted on 05/08/2012 9:38:20 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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