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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




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
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To: The Mayor; All
The first 5 years of a child's life ... it is said ... determines their view of the world and the people in life. Therefore it is vital to be an influence for good and not ill. What can thoughtlesslessly be instilled into a child may take years of struggle coming to terms with it later on in life. To give love we must know love in our own life. There is no greater human gift that loving kindness, and creating an atmosphere where a child is welcomed and included. MO
601 posted on 05/14/2012 8:51:46 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: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...


May 14,2012





Graphics by Billie


602 posted on 05/14/2012 8:59:06 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor; All

The windmill brought an important factor to a farmer. IE. First water ... before, it took the horse, a big barrel, and the a sled to obtain water from the well that was 1/4 mile away and get it to the house. Second it powered the battery for the RADIO! Making it possible to get news from the outside world. Local and beyond. Times they were changing, WAR, Depression, dust bowl. All difficult to survive.. Adjusting to circumstances is a life long daily routine. Still is, only we have different challenges. God wants us to know Him, have a good life, and to bless others. Daily adjustments are part of doing this.

When I think of how hard their days were... it causes me to feel lazy by contrast. They did whatever it took in so far as they could.


603 posted on 05/14/2012 9:07:15 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: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; GailA; left that other site; LUV W; yorkie; Diver Dave; ...
He Loves This Opening!


Happy Monday Everyone

604 posted on 05/14/2012 9:38:44 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy

OMG! The Chicken Dance!

I used to have to play that at weddings, along with the Macarena, and the Hokie Pokie!
EEK!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL


605 posted on 05/14/2012 9:39:07 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy
I love how the little love birds , parakeets, pair up to the matching coloring, etc. Very smart and just darling ...
606 posted on 05/14/2012 9:42:15 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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Dance Like A Chicken Day





Motorcycle Riders Day





Stars And Stripes Forever Day





Crazy Day

Click!




607 posted on 05/14/2012 10:06:38 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for being here every morning, Rus. You are appreciated.

Have a Happy Monday.


608 posted on 05/14/2012 10:09:39 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33




Thanks, Meg. Mighty fine looking rooster!

Wishing you a fun Dance Like a Chicken Monday.


609 posted on 05/14/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

3 out of 4 ain’t bad...I will let you guess WHICH one i won’t celebrate (buck buck buck) LOL!!!!!


610 posted on 05/14/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: left that other site




LOL ... sounds like lots of fun, LTOS.

We went to a great-niece's wedding a couple of years ago ....
Guess what ... they danced to the Chicken Dance and the Hokie Pokie.
We didn't dance .... but Marissa did!
All the young people were having a ball.
It was fun!

Wishing you a wonderful Motorcycle Riders Day.


611 posted on 05/14/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: geologist

Thanks, Geo. Isn’t that a wonderful picture.
The coloring is perfect!

Wishing you a happy Dance Like a Chicken Day.


612 posted on 05/14/2012 10:25:53 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: left that other site

LOL

Now .... let me guess! Hmmmm.

I’m know you will celebrate Stars and Stripes Forever Day and also Motorcycle Riders Day.

I think you will celebrate Crazy Day with Patsy Cline so I’m guessing you won’t join us in Dancing like a Chicken. LOL

Have a really fun Monday.


613 posted on 05/14/2012 10:30:20 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Ha Ha Ha! Thank You! :-)


614 posted on 05/14/2012 10:32:58 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy

Darn...You’re GOOD! LOL!


615 posted on 05/14/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy; All

*****
Happy Stars And Stripes Forever Day

616 posted on 05/14/2012 10:51:36 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends
Cute Opening, Dear Amy!


Monday Hugs to All

617 posted on 05/14/2012 1:04:51 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee
(((((Thinking of you, Dear Jaycee)))))


Hugs and Prayers

618 posted on 05/14/2012 1:29:13 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy

WOW!!! All those birds in the tree and I thought birds came from eggs. ;^) Guess they came from blossoms. ;^)


619 posted on 05/14/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: left that other site

:~ )


620 posted on 05/14/2012 5:57:09 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

Thanks, Meg.

Happy Stars and Stripes Forever Day!


621 posted on 05/14/2012 6:01:20 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Ahhh .... such sweet and cuddly chicks. Thanks, Kitty.

Hope your day was wonderful.

Hugs backatya.


622 posted on 05/14/2012 6:03:19 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Diver Dave

LOL

Hey DD, good to see you. Who woulda guessed that you could just go to an orchard and pick a couple. :)

Hope you enjoyed Dance Like a Chicken Monday.


623 posted on 05/14/2012 6:06:51 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

I have a group of ladies I’m friends with and they call us the Hen House. I thought of that the minute I saw your picture, lol. The Chicken Dance is a lot of fun!


624 posted on 05/14/2012 6:57:14 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; All
I had kids and grandkids here all weekend and missed posting a Mother's Day wish to all of you. Hoping you all had a lovely day.


625 posted on 05/14/2012 7:05:25 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: potlatch

Good evening, Potlatch.

I enjoyed posting that graphic and celebrating Dance Like a Chicken Day.

This was a fun day.


626 posted on 05/14/2012 7:59:45 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: potlatch

(((((HUGS)))))) Potlatch! I haven’t been online hardly at all - but saw your Mother’s Day message. Thank you, my FRiend! Hope you are doing well, and had a happy Mother’s Day!


627 posted on 05/14/2012 8:01:57 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: potlatch

Love that sweet Mother’s Day card, Potlatch. Thank you.

I posted mine late ... lots happening last weekend.


628 posted on 05/14/2012 8:13:57 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: potlatch

Love that sweet Mother’s Day card, Potlatch. Thank you.

I posted mine late ... lots happening last weekend.


629 posted on 05/14/2012 8:19:54 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: potlatch
(((((Thank you for the Beautiful Graphic, Dear Potlatch, and Sweet Post!)))))


630 posted on 05/14/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; All
(((((Thank you, Dear Amy!)))))

Goodnight, and God Bless.


631 posted on 05/14/2012 8:47:53 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Happy Tuesday, tomorrow brings my surgery, YEAH, have been chaffing at the bit all week, worrying over repeat fungal infection, and cabin fever. Not use to being confined to house or couch for most of the day. With nothing to do but hard attempts to rehab hand with crochet. Some one is getting prayer shawls this Christmas and I’m using up a back log of yarn. They may not be perfect but they will be warm and made with love.


632 posted on 05/15/2012 4:54:51 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Kitty Mittens

This one was to cute to pass up, know some one will want to reuse it.

633 posted on 05/15/2012 5:04:43 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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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


Seeing Near And Far

May 15, 2012

Having two healthy eyes is not enough to see clearly. I know this from experience. After a series of eye surgeries for a torn retina, both eyes could see well but they refused to cooperate with each other. One eye saw things far away and the other saw things close up. But instead of working together, they fought for supremacy. Until I could get new prescription glasses 3 months later, my eyes remained unfocused.

Something similar happens in our view of God. Some people focus better on God when they see Him as “close up”—when they think of Him as intimately present in their daily life. Other Christians see God more clearly as “far away” or far beyond anything we can imagine, ruling the universe in power and majesty.

While people disagree about which view is best, the Bible works like a prescription lens helping us to see that both are correct. King David presents both views in Psalm 145: “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him” (v.18) and “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable” (v.3).

Thankfully, our Father in heaven is near to hear our prayers yet so far above us in power that He can meet every need.

Lord, You’re the high and lofty One,
Yet close enough to hear our voice;
You’re powerful, yet personal;
Your love for us makes us rejoice. —Sper
God is big enough to care for the smallest needs.

Read: Psalm 145

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him. —Psalm 145:18
Bible in a Year:
Job 5-7


634 posted on 05/15/2012 5:10:00 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: GailA
If your home owners ass......is being mean about your flying your Flag here is what you can do about it.


635 posted on 05/15/2012 5:46:49 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: GailA
{{{{HUGS}}}}
Prayers for a succesful surgery and speedy recovery, Gail.

636 posted on 05/15/2012 6:38:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: GailA

Hope and pray that all goes well with your surgery tomorrow.


637 posted on 05/15/2012 6:51:22 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: The Mayor

Great message today Rus.
Thank You once again


638 posted on 05/15/2012 6:57:18 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: MEG33; All

Thanks every one for their prayers and good wishes. I will be down for at least a week, so might not be on much. I remember all to well the 2 C-sections and Hist after surgery moments, and you don’t feel like moving much.

I think it will go well, she is a very well respected surgeon, bothers to read your records, and side effects records, which most don’t any more.

She is going under the large thin wide stretch mark that is pocketed and the cause of 95% of the infections and remove it. The Hist scar goes 1 inch below that, so don’t know if she will go that low. Hope so. I measured the bulge. 13” across, 6” deep...that is a LOT OF FAT to remove. Scale said 119 this morning. Will see how much I weigh after she takes this huge bulge of fat off. And will trim a little off the hips to make them look natural, not very much as I don’t have much left to take off. LOL


639 posted on 05/15/2012 7:05:17 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; GailA; left that other site; LUV W; yorkie; Diver Dave; ...

Happy GratiTuesday To All


I'm Grateful For The Smiles Amy's Place Brings To Me

640 posted on 05/15/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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Well, this should bring you a smile, too, Meg....

What goes on in the garden when you aren't looking (Click here)

641 posted on 05/15/2012 8:13:25 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

;O)
Just beautiful! I have seen a similar miraculous scene of Monarch butterflies overwintering in a Goleta, CA eucalyptus grove.


642 posted on 05/15/2012 8:26:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; ...

May 15, 2012



Graphic by St.Louie1

Got a complaint ... a gripe .... a pet peeve?

It's Tuesday, so Sound Off at Open Mic.

Hope you enjoy our new feature.


643 posted on 05/15/2012 8:32:15 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Good Morning, Amy..I’ll think of something! LOL


644 posted on 05/15/2012 8:37:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: The Mayor

Wonderful, Rus. Thank you for sharing the ODB lessons with us every morning.

Have a Terrific Tuesday.


645 posted on 05/15/2012 8:46:48 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: GailA

Will be thinking of you and praying for you tomorrow, Gail.

Hugs.


646 posted on 05/15/2012 8:50:11 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33





Thank you, Meg. I'm grateful for the happiness you bring to Amy's Place.


647 posted on 05/15/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you Amy..That graphic is precious.


648 posted on 05/15/2012 9:00:30 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: yorkie



Happy GratiTuesday, Yorkie.

Thank you for sharing that wonderful video.
It reminded me of th Monarchs we saw at Pismo Beach about 3 years ago.
I couldn't find my pictures, but it was a great way to enjoy nature.

Hope you are having a delightful day.


649 posted on 05/15/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

LOL

I’m making a list.


650 posted on 05/15/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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