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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2009
June 30, 2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 06/30/2009 10:36:59 PM PDT by JustAmy




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To: LUV W
Is it south TX where you are? Near Prada?

Despite MA’s Family politics it is a beautiful place. We never have the water shortages like other states and are almost 70% forested, making spring and summer extraordinarily green, and autumn color legendary. It's hard to drag oneself away - even just talking about it.

2,451 posted on 07/28/2009 8:34:19 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: FRiends; All


2,452 posted on 07/28/2009 8:35:02 PM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: MEG33

2,453 posted on 07/28/2009 8:41:04 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Lady Jag; GodBlessUSA; Mrs.Nooseman
I live in West Texas....it's about a 3 hour drive to Prada!



It's out in the middle of no where! LOL!

2,454 posted on 07/28/2009 8:44:30 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: jaycee

Nite Nite, JC
Sleep well and wake up all better!

2,455 posted on 07/28/2009 8:52:48 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W

Middle of no where? Luvie, if you live there - it’s got to be the center of Heaven on Earth. (Look how BIG the sky is!)


2,456 posted on 07/28/2009 8:54:30 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie
Awwwww....aren't you sweet!

Yes we DO have a big sky and wonderful

sunsets...as do you!
You live in a desert paradise!

2,457 posted on 07/28/2009 9:01:45 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: yorkie

LOL..I just saved that one this week..So cute...I am REALLY glad my trash can stays in the garage...They could really make a mess at my daughter’s with their trash exploring.


2,458 posted on 07/28/2009 9:08:07 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: LUV W

Great shopping!
;o)


2,459 posted on 07/28/2009 9:10:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

LOL! I haven’t seen that building in person...but it is very
strange, so I’ve heard. It is completely empty! (like the countryside?)


2,460 posted on 07/28/2009 9:15:13 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: LUV W

Someone had a sense of humor to do that.


2,461 posted on 07/28/2009 9:19:15 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: LUV W
Well, they call it a 'high desert', and we have beautiful sunsets, as do you!


But, I cried for three years when I left your part of the country!

2,462 posted on 07/28/2009 9:22:35 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: MEG33

They sure did....I need to google it and find out who and
for heaven sake, WHY! LOL!


2,463 posted on 07/28/2009 9:24:39 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: yorkie

Absolutely breathtaking!

I wish you WERE still close! I would love to see you more
than once in a lifetime!


2,464 posted on 07/28/2009 9:25:22 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: yorkie

Gorgeous.


2,465 posted on 07/28/2009 9:28:39 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

2,466 posted on 07/28/2009 9:35:08 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W

I would love to get together, with YOU, too! We will meet again, I’m sure of it!


2,467 posted on 07/28/2009 9:37:00 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

I sure hope so! We didn’t have nearly enough time to get
to know each other last time!

See ya...gotta go to bed now.


2,468 posted on 07/28/2009 9:42:26 PM PDT by LUV W (A Free Iraq is possible because of the presidency, policies and patriotism of George W Bush!!)
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To: LUV W

Goodnight, Luv! Sweet Dreams!
2,469 posted on 07/28/2009 10:11:45 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

I left to go fix lunch..My strange schedule lately..Sweet Dreams


2,470 posted on 07/28/2009 10:38:38 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Lunch at 12:30am? You ARE off schedule with time. LOL!

What do you feed the babies, Meg?


2,471 posted on 07/28/2009 10:45:34 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

lots of sunflower seeds, some cat food, peanuts ..a treat mom usually gets to first. I put out some over the hill fruit this week and they licked the bowl clean.
No appearance yet tonight though I noticed the peanuts were eaten..probably while I was in the kitchen. I added some cat food.


2,472 posted on 07/28/2009 11:14:33 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: All

Retrospective Resurrection

Dawn breaks in silent grace and golden hue
as the wind whispers of tales and history too
Sweet the song and sad the refrain I hear
of life of the strong overcoming their fear

Long shadows flit across the high places
and hold the eyes as the mind races
Alone and yet not, a crowd of just one
a soul looking for life and love and fun

You could cry the tears that seldom fell
each a memory with its own story to tell
And the breeze would dry the tears in time
then your soul would lift to life’s rhyme

A hawk dancing on the wind would cry out
and you could laugh, free at last to shout
The high places healed your tattered soul
and it was then that you felt at last whole

I remember the moments of sublime grace
and I minded not the tracks on my face
Strong enough to cry, weak enough accept
the saving touch of that oh so greater Adept

Dark times, too many to count have held me
so hard to overcome the pressures, I’d flee
To the healing silences of the waiting land
and the gentle touch of the Master’s hand

My time is nearly run, yet I seek only peace
keep your gold and fame, for me its release
I’ve seen the elephant and rode the river fair
and now I am patient as I lay my soul bare

My tale is wide and filled with colors bold
and happy am I that I saw the world unfold
Grant me the one last chance to stand again
in the high places, be it in sun or misty rain

I know not the future path I have yet to tread
but I will do so, head high without mortal dread
I walk not alone, never in all my many days
and that is my greatest treasure to carry away


2,473 posted on 07/29/2009 2:47:26 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: Lady Jag
LOL!
That's how I feel too Lady Jag. I think I liked the non stop rain better. I had to put on AC and the electric company loves over charging for this with additional surcharges etc. The humidity is awful. Humidity causes very bad hair days too! ;)

2,474 posted on 07/29/2009 4:30:23 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless Our Military Heroes! ) (("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them"))
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To: LUV W
LOL! :)Looks like I'm the only one who purchased a new pocketbook. ;)
2,475 posted on 07/29/2009 4:34:39 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless Our Military Heroes! ) (("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them"))
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To: jaycee
Hi Jaycee
YUK! I would hate osloba to visit in our area too!! I hope there are many protesters.

I like your Dr. ;)

Have a good day. Try not to turn on local news to avoid seeing his ugly mug.

2,476 posted on 07/29/2009 4:40:20 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless Our Military Heroes! ) (("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them"))
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

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July 29, 2009
Homecoming
You will guide me with Your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. —Psalm 73:24

One of my favorite pastimes as a boy was walking the creek behind our home. Those walks were high adventure for me: rocks to skip, birds to watch, dams to build, animal tracks to follow. And if I made it to the mouth of the creek, my dog and I would sit and share lunch while we watched the biplanes land across the lake.

We’d linger as long as we could, but only so long, for my father wanted me home before sunset. The shadows grew long and the hollows got dark fast in the woods. I’d be wishing along the way that I was already home.

Our house sat on a hill behind some trees, but the light was always on until all the family was in. Often my father would be sitting on the back porch, reading the paper, waiting for me. “How did it go?” he would ask. “Pretty good,” I’d say. “But it sure is good to be home.”

Those memories of walking that creek make me think of another journey—the one I’m making now. It isn’t always easy, but I know at the end of it there’s a caring Father and my eternal home. I can hardly wait to get there.

I’m expected there. The light is on and my heavenly Father is waiting for me. I suppose He’ll ask, just like my father used to, “How did it go?” “Pretty good,” I’ll say. “But it sure is good to be Home.”

He will be waiting for me—
Jesus so kind and true;
On His beautiful throne He will welcome me home—
After the day is through. —Vandall
© Renewal 1962, N. B. Vandall.

For the Christian, heaven is spelled H-O-M-E.

Bible in One Year: Psalms 49-50; Romans 1


2,477 posted on 07/29/2009 5:02:05 AM PDT by The Mayor (A friend is the first person who comes in when the whole world has gone out)
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To: GodBlessUSA

Morning, GeeBee! Hope you’re doing better and hope I join you..LOL!

Its been all over CNN and MSNBC.....(Oblah-ma) I could care less. If it was a President I loved I would be right out there trying to see...

I like my doctor too.....We have spoken about politics a few times...(of course, I start it) you know me! ;o)


2,478 posted on 07/29/2009 5:44:08 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; jaycee; MEG33; JustAmy; Billie; DollyCali; Mama_Bear; All

Dry heat can also cause dehydration - and some are saying that Madonna is dehydrated (and may work-out too much).

I cannot post this picture - it is too scary - what do you think?

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/07/call-arms-stop-working-out-madonna

(Personally, I would rather be on the ‘fluffy’ side than look like that!)


2,479 posted on 07/29/2009 7:33:19 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

yorkie with her vanity I cannot imagine her letting herself look like that & doing it on purpose. wonder if it is photoshopped.?


2,480 posted on 07/29/2009 7:59:49 AM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!you)
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To: DollyCali

I google’d some ‘Madonna arms’ images this morning - and there are others just as bad, too.

Here’s one:
http://i32.tinypic.com/f3xdhv.jpg


2,481 posted on 07/29/2009 8:17:35 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee

You poor thing, I thought he was having a beer bash of the whitehouse lawn


2,482 posted on 07/29/2009 8:31:53 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: The Mayor

“I’m expected there. The light is on and my heavenly Father is waiting for me. I suppose He’ll ask, just like my father used to, “How did it go?” “Pretty good,” I’ll say. “But it sure is good to be Home.””
__________________________________________________________

Amen and Amen. Thank you, for the beautiful devotion.


2,483 posted on 07/29/2009 8:51:04 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: LUV W

Isn’t West Texas pretty rugged country, geography-wise?


2,484 posted on 07/29/2009 8:55:55 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: yorkie

Her arms look awful. One network showed her arms yesterday, I think it was Fox and they were talking about how terrible she looks. I checked both your links...same ugly!


2,485 posted on 07/29/2009 8:55:55 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: sunny48

His ‘beer bash’ is tomorrow evening...big deal! He should learn to keep his mouth shut! LOL!


2,486 posted on 07/29/2009 8:58:31 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: GodBlessUSA

Actually you’re right, the rain was better than this humidity. For the first time that I can remember my hair frizzed! I want my gills back.


2,487 posted on 07/29/2009 9:10:50 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: yorkie

Dehydration was something Michael Jackson did to look skinnier. Perhaps that’s fairly common among some celebrities.

Her arms look different to me than any I’ve seen.


2,488 posted on 07/29/2009 9:18:01 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; Billie; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; NicknamedBob; ...

July 29, 2009



Graphic by Billie

A dog is one of the remaining reasons why
some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.
~O.A. Battista

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
~Franklin P. Jones

Any member introducing a dog into the Society's premises
shall be liable to a fine of one pound.
Any animal leading a blind person shall be deemed to be a cat.
~Oxford Union Society

Happiness is a warm puppy.
~Charles M. Schulz

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
~Author Unknown

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
~Will Rogers

Children are for people who can't have dogs.
~Author Unknown

Both humans and dogs love to play well into adulthood, and
individuals from both species occasionally display evidence of having a conscience.
~Jon Winokur

Labradors are lousy watchdogs.
They usually bark when there is a stranger about,
but it is an expression of unmitigated joy
at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.
~Norman Strung


2,489 posted on 07/29/2009 9:23:40 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy; All
Cute opening, Amy!

2,490 posted on 07/29/2009 9:41:27 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All
Wanna Play Ball With Us?


2,491 posted on 07/29/2009 9:59:25 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: The Mayor
from Acts 28 ...
“23. They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets.

24. Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe.

25.They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: “The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet:

26. “ ‘Go to this people and say,
“You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”
27. For this people's heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.’[a]

28. “Therefore I want you to know that God's salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen!”[b]

30. For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him.

31.Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

verses 26-28 ... are a excellent stating of the majority of people today. In the churches too.
Thank You, Father, for Your Word.

God help us in our day, God bless America, in Jesus name. Amen.

2,492 posted on 07/29/2009 10:04:25 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: JustAmy
This is a tail wagger!

Weinie

2,494 posted on 07/29/2009 10:06:04 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: All

Oooops! Thought I had an error so I thought I deleted it but evidently didn’t get it done. I asked for removal!


2,495 posted on 07/29/2009 10:09:34 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: jaycee

Yes.
Yes, I heard you the first time. :)

Sorry it took me so long to answer; I was getting laundry started.

Friday is getting here too fast.


2,496 posted on 07/29/2009 10:13:07 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: Mama_Bear; MEG33; jaycee; gardengirl; yorkie; Billie; OESY; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; ...



Hello, my name is JustAmy.
Bet you thought that I had left FR. :)

Yesterday, I went to Fresno to get last minute stuff taken care of.
Guess what! Jaycee's and GeeBee's cloud showed up. :)
After being in Office Depot less than 15 minutes,
I came out to a dead battery.
I called AAA; didn't need a new battery, just a charge.
The AAA guy said it was the heat.

I think my running is finished.
I need to finish laundry, get a hair cut and pack.

Please don't forget me.
I should be here off and on today and tomorrow.
I really do plan to come back soon. :^ )

Hope everyone is having a Warm Fuzzy Wednesday.


2,497 posted on 07/29/2009 10:28:12 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

LOL! They removed it for me....I hate when that happens! I just went to drug store to get new medicine to see if it helps with the pain, until I get to Orthopedist again!


2,498 posted on 07/29/2009 10:31:09 AM PDT by jaycee ("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Beautiful, JOHNN. Thank you.

Thank you for sharing your poetry with us.


2,499 posted on 07/29/2009 11:07:02 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: The Mayor



"For the Christian, heaven is spelled H-O-M-E."

Good morning, Mayor.
That is beautiful.
Thank you for Our Daily Bread everyday.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Have a Warm Fuzzy Wednesday.


2,500 posted on 07/29/2009 11:12:11 AM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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