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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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'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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To: GailA

Sounds like a great product, Gail. Sounds like you are
feeling better by now. Thats good news, too! Have a
great Tuesday!!


901 posted on 05/22/2012 7:16:40 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: y'all; jaycee; MEG33; oldteen; yorkie; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Colonel_Flagg; ConorMacNessa; ...

Happy GratiTuesday, y'all! :)

902 posted on 05/22/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: The Mayor

Thank you so much, Rus.


903 posted on 05/22/2012 7:47:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Gratituesday








Blessings and Peace to you all! :-)



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

904 posted on 05/22/2012 7:47:49 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...


May 22, 2012



Graphic by St.Louie1


905 posted on 05/22/2012 8:10:30 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; stephenjohnbanker; lonestar; ...
Got a complaint ... a gripe .... a pet peeve?

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

My complaint for today is irresponsible pet owners who dump unwanted pets in the country. It seems they think people who live in the country are in need of a dog or a cat.

They do not think about the traffic or lack of food and water. It is pitiful seeing a pregnant dog standing at the side of the road watching every car that passes.

When one of these unwanted pets find my house, I make sure they have food and water and then call the SPCA. The irresponsible owners could save gas by dropping the dogs and cats at the SPCA instead of driving 15 miles out of town to put the animal out of the car and driving away.

That is my complaint for the day.

906 posted on 05/22/2012 8:37:40 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie




Happy 5th Anniversary, Yorkie.

All of us are so happy that you are with us.
I am happy that your are one of the Amy's Place Family Members.

Have a fun day ... Enjoy your FR anniversary. :)


907 posted on 05/22/2012 8:48:39 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; ...

~ Good GratiTuesday~



He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has......Epictetus
~
I wish you a beautiful, grateful day.


908 posted on 05/22/2012 9:04:47 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy

A sad complaint from me. Two home owners in our area have
found their beloved pets..one cat and one dog...shot to death
in their own front yards. No suspects apprehended yet, but
I hope they find who is doing this before more animals are
killed.


909 posted on 05/22/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: All

I will be away again. I have a dentist appt this morning .... Did I tell you that my other complaint is having to go to the dentist? LOL

Thank you all for being here.

Happy Grati-Tuesday.


910 posted on 05/22/2012 9:06:48 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: LUV W

Oh, LUV..That is so sad! The reason I have house kitties is that someone was poisoning neighborhood kitties in my daughter’s neighborhood several years ago.

I hope they catch the shooter.


911 posted on 05/22/2012 9:09:19 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: JustAmy

Amen!


912 posted on 05/22/2012 9:12:29 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: yorkie
Happy 5th FR Anniversary


I am so grateful to "know" you
~Dear Yorkie~

913 posted on 05/22/2012 9:20:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

How sweet, jaycee!


914 posted on 05/22/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: GailA

I hate itchy stitches!..Prayers for healing and strength.


915 posted on 05/22/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I hope they do too, before any more sweet innocents are killed.

There should be a special place in hell...... !!


916 posted on 05/22/2012 9:42:02 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: MEG33; everyone

I have an appointment with the doctor who did the epidural
and I will see you all later!


917 posted on 05/22/2012 10:06:28 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: yorkie

I haven’t forgotten your anniversary, yorkie. I have an appointment and it will be posted later today but Happy F.R.
5th Anniversary to a wonderful friend! (((Hugs)))


918 posted on 05/22/2012 10:09:20 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends

A Thankful GratiTuesday to All

919 posted on 05/22/2012 11:22:35 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy

Pet Peeve

Persons who drive slow in the fast lane of the Interstate.

Persons who drive slow when you can’t pass them, and later when the highway opens up to 2 lanes, the slow person adds 15 MPH so you no longer need to pass them.

Yes I’ve been doing a lot of driving lately. Delivering flowers.

Yes I am tired and grumpy.

: )

There I feel better now. Thanks for letting me vent.

Cheers!


920 posted on 05/22/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: JustAmy
Amen to your #906, Dear Amy.
A Few Years Ago 3 Half-Grown Pups Showed Up Here One Evening, but the Next Morning they were Gone,
And I've Thought about them Since then, Hoping they Found a Good Home.
They were So Cute and Lovable!
I'll Never Understand why People like that won't have their Adult Pets Spayed or Neutered,
If they don't Want Puppies.
921 posted on 05/22/2012 11:43:01 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: yorkie
(((((Hugs!)))))



922 posted on 05/22/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: LUV W

Amen to that!


923 posted on 05/22/2012 11:56:49 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: TheConservativeParty
ConservativeParty, your Post Echoes my Own Thoughts!!
We Use a 2-Lane Highway All the Way to a Big Town,
And there are 3 Areas where it Briefly becomes a Passing Lane.
90% of the Time on the Trip, we are Trapped behind a 'Slowee' who is Going about Turtle-Speed,
Until we come to the Passing Areas!
There, he Suddenly Grows Lead Feet that are Heavy on the Gas Pedal,
And we have to Speed Up 20-30 Miles an Hour to Pass him! :(
Their Actions are Unexplainable, Dangerous, and Bizarre, and Always Gripe me No End.
Thank Goodness I don't have to Drive there Everyday.

924 posted on 05/22/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: MEG33

Me too, thankfully they are real stitches not staples which are even harder to remove. But there are a ton of them.

I wonder what a ball the size of 2.5 lbs of fat looks like?


925 posted on 05/22/2012 1:09:17 PM 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: yorkie
Happy 5th FRanniversary, yorkie!!!

So glad you joined us!

926 posted on 05/22/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: yorkie








927 posted on 05/22/2012 4:09:10 PM PDT 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!



W. Eugene Smith - The Walk to Paradise Garden

You Are The New Day – The King’s Singers
(Click)

May You Approach Each New Day With The Innocence, The Sense Of Wonder And The Optimism Of These Two Children!





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)

928 posted on 05/22/2012 7:06:47 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: Kitty Mittens

Hi! That happens to me at this one particular stretch of highway all the time. No passing for miles, and slow guy in front goes slow....then we get to the 2 lane area and he speeds way up! Happens all the time. Funny thing is, I don’t think any of these drivers are trying to be wise guys, or rude, they just don’t realize that they change speeds dramatically when the 2 lanes become available.

On our Interstates (between Milwaukee and Madison) the dangerous “slow in the fast lane” driver who causes a back up of traffic, is my other peeve. This driver is just plain dangerous. Camps out in the fast lane doing less than the speed limit. Others pass that car in the right lane since slow guy won’t leave the fast lane.


929 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: TheConservativeParty
On the Highway we use, the Speed Limit is 70, and a Lot of the Slow Drivers only go 45-55 Miles an Hour.
By the Time we've Traveled for a Half an Hour, a Train of Cars has Inevitably Developed,
With the Slow Driver as the "Engine," Lol, Leading a Tightly-Grouped Line of Unwilling Followers.
I've Seen Some of the Drivers that are Trapped behind the Slow Ones do Dangerous Things,
Like Trying to Pass them when they can't See if the the Way Ahead is Clear or not.

I Pray there are Never Any Wrecks on our Road. :(

930 posted on 05/22/2012 9:07:34 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee; GailA; everyone
Dear Jaycee, I Pray your Appointment Went Well, and the Doctors can Offer a Treatment or Procedure that will Bring Lasting Pain Relief.
Prayers for you, Dear Gail, that your Recovery is Progressing Well.

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


931 posted on 05/22/2012 9:23:36 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy
I have a complaint.

Tuesday has come and gone.....
now I have to wait a week to make another complaint.

Love ya (((((((Sis)))))))

Bro

932 posted on 05/22/2012 11:31:09 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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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


Taking Risks

May 23, 2012

In his book Stuntman! My Car-Crashing, Plane-Jumping, Bone-Breaking, Death-Defying Hollywood Life, Hal Needham reflects on taking risks. Needham has slugged it out in fist fights, raced cars at high speed, walked on wings of airborne planes, fallen off horses, and has even been set on fire! He risked his life to entertain film audiences and to distinguish himself as a top Hollywood stuntman.

Paul and Barnabas were also “men who have risked their lives” (Acts 15:26). But their motivation was far different. Their goal was to exalt Christ through the preaching of the gospel. As a missionary in the Roman Empire, Paul faced hazards that resulted in shipwrecks, beatings, persecution, and imprisonment—just to name a few (2 Cor. 11:22-30). But Paul was more than willing to take these risks to make Christ known.

Many believers take risks to spread Jesus’ good news. But fear of rejection causes others to remain silent. Have you been passively sitting on the sidelines ignoring opportunities to share the gospel? God has provided His Spirit to empower you (Acts 1:8) and His Word to make the message clear (Rom. 1:16). Ask God for the courage to speak up and witness for the Savior. Taking the risk will be well worth it.

Will you be bold in your witness
By giving lost sinners God’s Word?
Jesus will honor your service,
And sinners will surely be stirred. —Bosch
The rewards of witnessing are well worth the risks.

Read: Acts 15:7-26

Barnabas and Paul . . . have risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. —Acts 15:25-26
Bible in a Year:
Job 32-34


933 posted on 05/23/2012 4:15:42 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: JustAmy
I'm with you, Aunt Amy!

Weinie


934 posted on 05/23/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Kitty Mittens; All

Stitches and drains come out at 3 pm today YEAH!


935 posted on 05/23/2012 6:38:22 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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936 posted on 05/23/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Kitty Mittens

When we see an unfortunate train of trapped drivers behind the oblivious Slow Guy,,,,we sing “I Love A Parade”....just the title part because that’s all we know.

: )


937 posted on 05/23/2012 8:27:39 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: GailA





938 posted on 05/23/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: TheOldLady

Thanks for the link, Lady!!!

Thank you and the others who are working the FReepathon.


939 posted on 05/23/2012 8:51:02 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: ST.LOUIE1



:~{

It's Weeping Wednesday!!

I'm weeping because we won't see you again until next Tuesday.

Your Sis (((((( Bro )))))) Your Sis.


940 posted on 05/23/2012 9:13:41 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Thank you for allowing me to spam your thread. We’re just a few bucks short of 91%, so we should finish up in the next few days, I hope.


941 posted on 05/23/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Hey ... I like Spam! LOL


942 posted on 05/23/2012 9:44:06 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy
LOL! [guilty pleasure] I like it too.



Click the Pic to Donate!


Oops! Another SPAM post!! [smiles]
943 posted on 05/23/2012 9:59:12 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: The Mayor
"Fear not" ... is this ever difficult for many of us. Our childhood instilled many of us with irrational fears, that tend to stay with us all our lives. Fear of flying, fear of (claustrophobia) places we can not get out.

At about 4/12 or 5 years of age I was put in a dark dirt cellar as punishment for going our of the yard. Maybe only a few minutes, but I was frightened and couldn't see in the dark. Living in a small farming community of of a few dozens of families scattered about. An only child. My Mother argued against it, but my Daddy ruled.

It is still a difficult thing. In a dentist chair, especially when they want to lay one back in a reclining position. Horrible. I can hardly keep from running out. I do give my fear to God; and it comes back. I do see I have survived it, and I am Okay; but a dark dirt cellar that has spiders, and snakes as cautions to guard against marked my emotions and imagination ... irrational fear, I know.

Father, thank thee for thy grace, kindness and comfort, blessings and love. I am humbled before thee. In Jesus name amen.

944 posted on 05/23/2012 9:59:24 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 23, 2012




Graphics by Billie



Sorry ... the music is by Shirley Bassey ... the YouTube by Anthony Federov was no longer available.

945 posted on 05/23/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy
SHAME on those that abandon an animal. or that mistreat and are cruel to an animal. One thing I know we can help sustain life and we can offer comfort and a home to an animal and receive comfort and faithfulness back, but one thing we can not do and that is give life back to an animal that is killed whatever the manner.

We either build up or we tear down.

I have about 15 or so box turtles. Really too many for my yard. Now I am concerned if I take some of the males off to a golf course or park they will not know how to find food. I have been feeding them some of them for a few years and some I just rescued from the street recently. Made a mistake in not marking them in some way so I know which are the latest arrivals, etc. There are about 4 baby turtles this year.

God blesses turtles too.

946 posted on 05/23/2012 10:26:28 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; left that other site; jaycee; Diver Dave; Kitty Mittens; oldteen; ...

* Love This, Amy..Climb Every Mountain*


Busy day
*Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday To Amy's Place*


947 posted on 05/23/2012 10:30:15 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens; MEG33; geologist; All
I do not know if people who abandon their pets are clueless or just don't give a damn darn. I'm sure low cost spay and neuter would be offered if they did some research.
948 posted on 05/23/2012 11:16:33 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; GailA; lonestar; The Mayor; ...


.....And if there's no mountain,
climb anything close!


Thank you for the cute goat
graphic and music, Amy!
Wishing you a Wonderful Wednesday!



949 posted on 05/23/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: TheConservativeParty; Kitty Mittens

We have crazy drivers in California also. Driving country roads you see everything. It is scary having someone pass over a double line at a blind intersecion to pass you.

A few years ago, someone passed me just before an intersection and went right through a stop sign. He had several kids in his car, so I layed on my horn. He stopped so, I pulled alongside, rolled my window down and asked him if he didn’t see the stop sign. He just glared at me. Guess I’m lucky that was all he did.


950 posted on 05/23/2012 11:23:53 AM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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