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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2009
1-1-09 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 12/31/2008 10:48:43 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
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; january; poetry
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1 posted on 12/31/2008 10:48:43 PM PST by JustAmy
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To: JustAmy
nevermore..
2 posted on 12/31/2008 10:51:22 PM PST by OL Hickory (Where is the America I knew as a boy?)
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Graphic by Billie


4 posted on 12/31/2008 10:54:51 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: OL Hickory

Welcome to Amy’s Place. Happy that you came by tonight.

Happy New Year.


5 posted on 12/31/2008 10:57:00 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Morgana

Welcome to Amy’s Place, Morgana. Happy New Year.

Hope to see you again soon and often.

See you tomorrow.


6 posted on 12/31/2008 11:04:49 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Diver Dave


Have a Happy Birthday, Diver and a Happy New Year.

May they both be the best ever.


7 posted on 12/31/2008 11:08:48 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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Pledge Graphic by Billie

8 posted on 12/31/2008 11:12:57 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy

9 posted on 12/31/2008 11:15:52 PM PST by period end of story
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To: period end of story

LOL

Hey .... that is cute. Thank you, Period End of Story.

Welcome to Amy’s Place. Hope you come back again and come back often.

Happy New Year.


10 posted on 12/31/2008 11:18:23 PM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy; All

Happy New Year everyone!!!


11 posted on 01/01/2009 12:19:01 AM PST by Bradís Gramma ( PRAY! Pray for Israel. Pray for the US.)
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To: JustAmy; All

12 posted on 01/01/2009 1:14:57 AM PST by snugs ((An English Cheney Chick - Big Time))
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To: JustAmy; All
Hey Amy,

I knew Freep had poetry threads so I joined and placed my first post of a poem today (yesterday).

Chopenhange

For your consideration, enjoy
13 posted on 01/01/2009 3:00:07 AM PST by Papa Possum (Papa Possum's New World Nursery Rhymes: Political Poetry for Traitorous Times)
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To: JustAmy

Happy New Year to you also Amy.


14 posted on 01/01/2009 3:34:18 AM PST by siamesecats
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To: JustAmy; Billie

Lovely graphic and New Year’s wishes, Billie and Amy. Thank you!


15 posted on 01/01/2009 4:54:42 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; ...

*Good Morning To Amy's Place*

Recipe For The New Year

16 posted on 01/01/2009 5:25:04 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

Good Morning and Happy New Year to everyone here at Amy’s Place.

May God Bless each and every one of you this year.
May God Bless America!

Polly


17 posted on 01/01/2009 5:50:07 AM PST by pollywog (I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord...Ps 121)
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18 posted on 01/01/2009 7:18:14 AM PST by Majie Purple (Happy New Year!)
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To: JustAmy

Mornin’ all!

Great start to a new thread and a new year!


19 posted on 01/01/2009 7:20:26 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: gardengirl; JustAmy; MEG33; Majie Purple; pollywog; snugs; jaycee; Brad's Gramma; All

Black-eyed Peas

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the peas, which are actually a bean, are low in fat and sodium and contain no cholesterol. They are high in potassium, iron, and fiber and a half cup serving counts as one ounce of lean meat from the Food Pyramid.

They're available fresh, frozen, canned and dried. If they're dried, you'll have to soak them in water at least several hours before cooking.

Black-eyed peas, sometimes called cowpeas, likely came to the United States via the West African slave trade, according to the Web site www.foodreference.com. So did two other Southern favorites, yams and okra.

The Southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas and greens for good luck on New Year's Day came about during the Civil War, according to foodreference.com.

The beans were originally grown for animal feed, then as a staple for slaves. Union troops rampaging through the Confederate states toward the end of the war stole livestock and food and burned crops, but they left the peas alone because they weren't considered fit for eating. Hungry Southerners proved them wrong.

The peas also symbolize coins and the collard or turnip greens traditionally served with them represent paper money.

Other sources say that until after World War I, the tradition was kept mostly by the poor, because the middle class equated the peas with poverty and hardship.

20 posted on 01/01/2009 7:52:18 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: Diver Dave




*DIVER DAVE*

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

21 posted on 01/01/2009 7:53:47 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: yorkie

Cooked mine last night with some spiral ham chunks. Yummmy!

For those of you who’ve never had them, they taste like dirt smells. :)


22 posted on 01/01/2009 7:57:25 AM PST by gardengirl
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To: yorkie

When I lived in California in the 70s I went all over the Valley looking for blackeyed peas at the grocery stores..for New Years...no luck.


23 posted on 01/01/2009 8:04:03 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: gardengirl; All

If anyone is brave enough to go through New Year’s Day without eating at least one bite of black-eyed peas, they shouldn’t be surprised to find 2009 not-so-lucky. Eating these little morsels today will guarantee a year of good luck!

Happy New Year, everybody!


24 posted on 01/01/2009 8:06:01 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: MEG33

Were they sold out - or just didn’t know the importance, therefore didn’t carry them?

Today I will bake baby back ribs, saurkraut, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas. I have followed my Gramma’s tradition, and have made this meal January 1 for over 45 years.


25 posted on 01/01/2009 8:09:17 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: yorkie

They did not carry them at all ..
I want to join you for dinner!


26 posted on 01/01/2009 8:12:56 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Billie; JustAmy

Wonderfully adorable Pledge O A presentation!


27 posted on 01/01/2009 8:13:46 AM PST by Majie Purple (Happy New Year!)
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To: MEG33

Well, c’mon over - there’s plenty!

Is it my computer - or does FR seem to be changing?


28 posted on 01/01/2009 8:29:44 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: snugs

A Hello & T Y again from over on this Thread too!! Same sentiments to You & Your Dad!!
HUGS!!

btw, Sweet,sweets presentation(s)


29 posted on 01/01/2009 8:43:12 AM PST by Majie Purple (Happy New Year!)
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To: yorkie

Looks the same to me.


30 posted on 01/01/2009 8:48:59 AM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: Diver Dave
...Have a ball!
31 posted on 01/01/2009 9:00:47 AM PST by Majie Purple (Happy New Year!)
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Happy New Year, Everyone.

I can't believe I slept so late (and was allowed to).
Now I know why I haven't seen the New Year in the past few years. :)

Enjoy your day.

32 posted on 01/01/2009 9:17:36 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: JustAmy
Was that you flashing Times Square late last night?


33 posted on 01/01/2009 9:32:39 AM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Brad's Gramma


Best Wishes to you and yours for the New Year, BG.

34 posted on 01/01/2009 9:35:15 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: snugs


Thank you, Snugs.
Wishing you and yours a Happy 2009.


35 posted on 01/01/2009 9:38:31 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Papa Possum

Welcome to Amy’s Place, Papa Possum. Nice poem.

Hope you will come back often and share you poems with us.

Happy New Year!


36 posted on 01/01/2009 9:44:23 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: siamesecats

Thank you, Siamesecats.


37 posted on 01/01/2009 9:45:18 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Lady Jag


Oh Man .... I can't believe you got my picture. :)

Happy New Year, LadyJ.

38 posted on 01/01/2009 9:49:46 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: MEG33

Thank you, Meg.


39 posted on 01/01/2009 9:52:46 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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January 1, 2009
Live It!
You are to them as a very lovely song . . . they hear your words, but they do not do them. —Ezekiel 33:32

Each year, one of my goals is to read the entire Bible. While listing it among my New Year’s resolutions, I noticed a bookmark on my desk. On one side was a brief appeal for people to take in foster children. On the other side were these words referring to that appeal: “Don’t read it. Live it. Real children. Real stories. Real life.” The people who produced the bookmark knew how easily we absorb information without acting on it. They wanted people to respond.

Regular intake of God’s Word is a worthy practice, but it’s not an end in itself. The prophet Ezekiel spoke to an audience who loved to listen but refused to act. The Lord said to Ezekiel: “Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them” (33:32).

Jesus said: “Whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matt. 7:24).

How will each of us read the Bible this year? Will we read it quickly to achieve the goal of getting through it? Or will we read it with the aim of doing what it says?

Don’t just read it. Live it!

The Bible gives us all we need
To live our lives for God each day;
But it won’t help if we don’t read
Then follow what its pages say. —Sper

The value of the Bible consists not only in knowing it but obeying it.


Bible in One Year: Genesis 1–3; Proverbs 1:1-7


40 posted on 01/01/2009 9:56:48 AM PST by The Mayor ( In Gods works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: MEG33; gardengirl; All

Just add rinsed and drained sauerkraut,
mashed taters, and black-eyed peas
And you will have good luck all year.

41 posted on 01/01/2009 10:29:42 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: Majie Purple; JustAmy; Colonel_Flagg; Billie; dutchess; DollyCali; ST.LOUIE1; GodBlessUSA; ...

Ladies and Gentlemen!
May I present for your
entertainment...
Michael Buble!!!

Michael Buble~Call Me Irresponsible

Michael Buble~Everything
(Majie's Favorite!)

Michael Buble~Home

Michael Buble~Stardust

Michael Buble~That's All.wma
(My favorite! :D)

Michael Buble~The More I See You

Michael Buble~You and I.wma

Enjoy!!!
...and have a Wonderful
New Year!

42 posted on 01/01/2009 10:38:47 AM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: JustAmy

43 posted on 01/01/2009 10:39:14 AM PST by Lady Jag (DONATE NOW at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: yorkie

Yummers! I am hungry after all that work! LOL!

Happy New Year, Yorkie and Pam! :D


44 posted on 01/01/2009 10:40:22 AM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: Lady Jag

My!....and aren’t you just the little ray of sunshine this
first day of the new year! :D

(((careful hugs)))


45 posted on 01/01/2009 10:45:05 AM PST by LUV W (Now....on to 2012........Palin/Jindal)
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To: JustAmy
For Your Today, They Gave Their Tomorrow

Just a reminder of what our Troops have given, so that we can continue to live the way that we wish here in the United States.

Please never forget the priceless gift our Troops have given us. Keep them in your hearts and prayers and always remember those who have given their all.

May God Bless Our Troops and their Families!!!


46 posted on 01/01/2009 10:48:10 AM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: MEG33


Happy New Year, Meg.

Thank you for the link to the Recipe for The New Year.

Hope your day is lovely.


47 posted on 01/01/2009 10:52:13 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: Diver Dave

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIVER DAVE!!!

48 posted on 01/01/2009 10:54:51 AM PST by yorkie (The early bird gets the worm; the second mouse gets the cheese)
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To: Majie Purple


Happy New Year Wishes to you, Majie.

Enjoy the weekend.


49 posted on 01/01/2009 10:55:30 AM PST by JustAmy (I wear red every Friday, but I support our Military everyday!!)
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To: yorkie

Looks and sounds yummy! We just went with a bowl of black eyed peas. Still stuffed from Christmas!

Chicken and rice for supper. :)


50 posted on 01/01/2009 10:57:56 AM PST by gardengirl
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