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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... September, 2009
September1, 2009 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 08/31/2009 10:12:43 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
your thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*.

Enjoy! :)












Never Forget!






Bad Penny




Amy's personal guardian ~
the ever charming, lovable, huggable,

LouieWolf





Many thanks for stopping by. : )











TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
KEYWORDS: amysplace; friends; poetry; september
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To: ConorMacNessa

Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your presentations of our fallen brothers. Though it can be depressing, it can also be uplifting to bring honor to these heroes. Thank You.

dd


51 posted on 09/01/2009 4:08:54 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most)
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To: Diver Dave
Thanks Diver - it is an honor to post them.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
52 posted on 09/01/2009 4:27:42 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: All

Happy September

Taste the oh so subtle scent of fall to come
and now careful watch for the first leaf to fall
there, there under the time colored elms so tall
before those coming winds that will but numb

The last of the Summer to cherish well
before the living colors shift and time moves on
we want to slow time, not wanting a cold dawn
the preparations for what the signs tell

Take this moving time to sip of the life about
inhale the wine of warm scents on the air
Enjoy the stars under ebon skies so fair
and in your own intense joy, be free to shout


53 posted on 09/01/2009 4:31:14 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; everyone

I enjoyed reading the thread today and seeing all the lovely graphics. Seems only yesterday we were playing Willie’s September Song, my how time flies on by. (I am listening again now.)

I’m not going to point out any special graphics because everything was just so perfect and I would be sure to miss someone.

I may be a wee bit better but not back to top yet!! Don’t know what is is but it just wiped me out...period! Maybe I just need to be slowed down sometimes.

Loved the sweet get well greetings, FRiends. I am not sure if I will be back on full time tomorrow or not. I am sad without Amy’s Place but its good to know its right here at my finger tips and I can say hi to my FRiends.

(((((((FRiends)))))))


54 posted on 09/01/2009 4:34:45 PM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: JustAmy; Billie; yorkie; MEG33; LUV W; Lady Jag; pollywog; Aquamarine; The Mayor; WayzataJOHNN; ...

An email buddy sent this to me today. Some of you may have seen it! ENJOY!! (This may not work on this forum) If not, I tried...

FLUTTER - BY

Just click on the name above.... And when it opens..... Click on one of the Ink Bottles and watch what happens !!!



55 posted on 09/01/2009 5:21:10 PM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: FRiends

Sorry it didn’t work! *sniff*


56 posted on 09/01/2009 5:22:23 PM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee

Darn! Did you put the link code < a href=”....” >, no spaces before and after the < ‘s and then the link you wanted between the quotes? Then type Flutter-By and then < /a > ,again,no spaces for something for us to click on?

I am not good at instructions, but maybe it will work! :D


57 posted on 09/01/2009 5:33:42 PM PDT by LUV W (We want freedom; obama is giving us tyranny--all across the board! ~Michael Ledeen~)
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To: LUV W

I will try that! (if I can do it)..LOL!!


58 posted on 09/01/2009 5:56:30 PM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: LUV W

Luv, couldn’t get it to work...

The person who sent it to me had it fixed where you clicked the word ‘flutter-by’ so I took your instructions and put flutter-by between the quotes and of course the rest of your command. I tried it a couple of times and it wouldn’t work.

Thanks much...I may try tomorrow.


59 posted on 09/01/2009 6:19:36 PM PDT by jaycee (("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me."))
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To: jaycee
I may be a wee bit better but not back to top yet!! Don’t know what is is but it just wiped me out...period!

Maybe it was from all those Margaritas on Friday. :)

Get Well Soon.

60 posted on 09/01/2009 6:24:12 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most)
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To: jaycee

Did you take out the spaces between the brackets and the rest of the code....and the dots? :D I had to put spaces so it would show up on the page...just like with a picture.

The word flutter-by didn’t go between the quotes. The html code goes between the quotes. Flutter-by goes after the bracket to “close” the code and before the < /a > to end the clickable title.

Maybe someone with better instructions than I can help! LOL! Told you I wasn’t good at explaining! :D


61 posted on 09/01/2009 6:45:24 PM PDT by LUV W (We want freedom; obama is giving us tyranny--all across the board! ~Michael Ledeen~)
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To: ConorMacNessa



Good evening, Conor.
Happy Tuesday.

Thank you for bringing that darling W. Eugene Smith photo to us.

Wishing you a beautiful evening and a wonderful week.


62 posted on 09/01/2009 8:02:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; military




Rest in Peace, 2nd Lt. Joseph Douglas Fortin, USA.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Father, please bless and comfort the family and friends of Joseph Douglas Fortin.

Rip, 2nd Lt. Joseph Douglas Fortin.
You've earned your rest.




63 posted on 09/01/2009 8:11:31 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; military




Rest in Peace, Spc Abraham Sherrod Wheeler, USA.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Father, please bless and comfort the family and friends of Abraham Sherrod Wheeler.

Rip, Spc Abraham Sherrod Wheeler.
You've earned your rest.




64 posted on 09/01/2009 8:13:35 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN




Good evening, JOHNN.
Happy Tuesday.

Thank you for sharing "Happy September" with us.
It is wonderful.

Wishing you a lovely evening and a wonderful week.


65 posted on 09/01/2009 8:18:34 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: pollywog

Smoke is now visible in Denver, Polly.

Stay safe, hunny. Prayers are with you - and all in the path of this horrible nightmare.


66 posted on 09/01/2009 8:36:50 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee




Good evening, Jaycee.
It is good to hear that you are better,
even if it is only by a wee bit.

Hope you are feeling back to normal tomorrow.
Take it easy.


67 posted on 09/01/2009 8:41:37 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie

I cannot believe our moon tonight !! It is the first time ever I have seen a very ORANGE moon!!!!
Polly


68 posted on 09/01/2009 8:43:50 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: yorkie
Thought I would end the day with our "orange moon"...also adding a photo from our front porch on Sunday afternoon... Polly Photobucket Photobucket The freeway is along the edge of that foothill and behind that was the mountain range on fire! Glad it stayed put!
69 posted on 09/01/2009 9:13:52 PM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog; JustAmy; Diver Dave; jaycee; MEG33; All
Sweet Dreams, everyone!

Good Night, Sweetheart, Goodnight - The Spaniels (Oldie but goodie!)

70 posted on 09/01/2009 9:17:34 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: pollywog

WOW .... that fire looks too close for comfort, Polly. Your Orange moon is lovely but knowing that it is caused by the fire is so sad.

Thanks for sharing your pix with us.


71 posted on 09/01/2009 9:33:00 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: yorkie

That is a goodie, Yorkie. Thank you for sharing.

Have a restful night.


72 posted on 09/01/2009 9:36:55 PM 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; ...




Good night, FRiends.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit today.

Pleasant Dreams. Have a restful night.


73 posted on 09/01/2009 9:40:04 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy

HOW TO INSTALL A HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

1. Go to a second hand store and buy a pair of men’s used size 14 -16 boots.

2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine.

3. Put a few giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines.

4. Leave a note on your door that reads:

Bubba,

Bertha, Duke, Slim, and I went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour.
Don’t mess with the pit bulls; they attacked the mailman this morning and
messed him up bad!

I don’t think Killer took part, but it was hard to tell from all that blood.

Anyway, I locked all four of ‘em in the house.

Better wait outside. Be right back.

Cooter


74 posted on 09/01/2009 10:01:38 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

LOL

Funny and cute .... thanks, JOHNN.


75 posted on 09/01/2009 10:05:45 PM PDT by JustAmy (Republicans think everyday is July 4th. Democrats think everyday is April 15th.)
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To: JustAmy; All; Mama_Bear; MEG33; jaycee; LUV W; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; Lady Jag; Majie Purple; ...
Some of you may remember a couple of months ago, I mentioned an amazing new singer named Kevin Skinner, a 35 year old retired chicken farmer from Kentucky, whose audition I happened to catch on America's Got Talent. He sang "If Tomorrow Never Comes", a Garth Brooks song, and he blew the judges and the audience away - and me, too. His performance was all over YouTube the next day, and I posted a link to it here.

He keeps moving on to the next round, and each time after he sings, one of the judges has declared him the one to beat. Tonight was his third performance, and as shows like this normally 'save the best for last', once again he closed the show.

Here he is, singing Willie Nelson's "You Were Always On My Mind". I left two of the judges' remarks in at the end of the song. Enjoy!

I'll be back in the morning with more warm fuzzies.

You Were Always On My Mind ~ Kevin Skinner


76 posted on 09/01/2009 10:29:48 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; All

Correction on above post - not a “retired” chicken farmer - rather an “unemployed” chicken farmer.


77 posted on 09/01/2009 10:39:12 PM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

“not a “retired” chicken farmer - rather an “unemployed” chicken farmer”

In America, under the Iron Hand of Das Führer Obama and the Reichstag Congress, it is the same thing, Komrade!


78 posted on 09/01/2009 11:38:39 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: JustAmy; Billie; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; jaycee; LUV W; mathluv; DollyCali; Dubya; Gabz; ..

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list

September 2, 2009
Patience In Prison
[God] Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” —Hebrews 13:5

Have you ever noticed that other people’s forgetfulness can try your patience? As a college professor, I find my patience stretched when a student forgets to do an assignment that’s clearly spelled out in the syllabus.

In the Old Testament story of Joseph, we see a far worse example of forgetfulness—and we can only imagine how he struggled to be patient as a result.

While in prison, Joseph interpreted a dream of the king’s butler, which led to the man’s release. Joseph told him, “Remember me when it is well with you, and please show kindness to me; make mention of me to Pharaoh, and get me out of this house” (Gen. 40:14). It would seem that after Joseph had helped the butler gain freedom, remembering him would have been high on his “to do” list. But it was 2 years before the butler spoke to Pharaoh about Joseph (41:9). Finally, Joseph was freed.

Imagine the impatience Joseph felt as he waited each day in that dungeon (40:15)—perhaps thinking his only chance at freedom had passed. Yet Joseph had a resource: He had God’s presence (39:21), as do we (Heb. 13:5). When you’re feeling impatient, lean on the God who is always with you. He’ll turn your impatience into patient trust.

Tune your anxious heart to patience,
Walk by faith where sight is dim;
Loving God, be calm and trustful
And leave everything to Him. —Chambers

Patience means awaiting God’s time without doubting God’s love.

Bible in One Year: Psalms 137-139; 1 Corinthians 13


79 posted on 09/02/2009 5:15:19 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: The Mayor

Thank you Mayor... Lord give me a patient,trusting heart, is my prayer.


80 posted on 09/02/2009 5:35:45 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Loved that JOHNN!!!!


81 posted on 09/02/2009 5:55:40 AM PDT by pollywog (staying...... " Under His Wings" Psalm 91:4)
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To: pollywog

Amen, your very welcome!


82 posted on 09/02/2009 5:56:22 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: All; JustAmy; Billie; Mama_Bear; The Mayor; LUV W; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; Lady Jag; ...
Good Morning :)
I hope everyone is doing well. I keep peeking in to see all your wonderful posts, but haven't had an opportunity to say, Hi :). We are school shopping and very busy with other errands this week. The weather is terrific.

83 posted on 09/02/2009 6:16:24 AM PDT by GodBlessUSA ( God Bless Our Military Heroes! ) (("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them"))
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To: GodBlessUSA

Hi, there! Only have a minute, but have a great day shopping
with Booboo! See ya later!


84 posted on 09/02/2009 6:25:49 AM PDT by LUV W (We want freedom; obama is giving us tyranny--all across the board! ~Michael Ledeen~)
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To: JustAmy; Billie
*Thank You*


For the pretty birds and comments on my post
I meant to get back after a busy day was just too pooped to post.
Have a lovely Wednesday

85 posted on 09/02/2009 6:47:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
I know. :(

The reason I corrected it was mostly because he is only 35 years old - pretty young by any standard to 'retire'. :)

86 posted on 09/02/2009 7:32:21 AM PDT by Billie
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Mama_Bear; JustAmy; DollyCali; dutchess; Aquamarine; GodBlessUSA; OESY; Majie Purple; ...
September 2, 2009

87 posted on 09/02/2009 7:33:58 AM PDT by Billie
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To: MEG33



More pretty birds (young parrots?) in your "thank you"
post! Morning, Meg. Happy Warm Fuzzy Wednesday!

88 posted on 09/02/2009 7:37:22 AM PDT by Billie
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To: All

89 posted on 09/02/2009 7:38:21 AM PDT by Billie
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To: pollywog

Polly, the orange moon is eerily beautiful - have never seen it look like that before either. NBC Today Show had Al Roker in Los Angeles this morning, and they showed the fires (125,000 acres now?) and how close they were to so many homes. They did say that the high humidity and low(er) temps were a plus in helping the firefighters contain some of the blazes.


90 posted on 09/02/2009 7:42:08 AM PDT by Billie
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To: The Mayor
Patience means awaiting God’s time without doubting God’s love.

Thank you for another thoughtful ODB post, Rus. I often have a really hard time with patience.

91 posted on 09/02/2009 7:47:25 AM PDT by Billie
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To: GodBlessUSA


Good morning, GeeBee.
What a beautiful white bloom! Good to see you this morning.
Happy school shopping!

92 posted on 09/02/2009 7:49:54 AM PDT by Billie
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To: LUV W


Morning, Luvbo. Looks like I missed you.
Hope you have a great Warm Fuzzy Wednesday!

93 posted on 09/02/2009 7:53:00 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie

35? Yikes!

The policies of this mess we call government did it to me and I’m 62. I got so incensed about the thing I’m starting my own business! Hell, I’d rather work for me anyway.

Tell’m to consider doing something on his own, he’ll owe no one but himself and to hell with the employer who wants to streamline him out of a job again.

At the rate things are going, there will only be those who own businesses and those who work for them (at considerably less money then today!) Might as well be an owner instead of an employee anyway.


94 posted on 09/02/2009 8:21:11 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: GodBlessUSA; JustAmy; yorkie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; Billie; LUV W; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; ...
I'll be down on Cape Cod for a couple of days and will probably be without internet connection. The weather is too beautiful not to take advantage of it.


95 posted on 09/02/2009 8:36:47 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
Tell’m to consider doing something on his own, he’ll owe no one but himself and to hell with the employer who wants to streamline him out of a job again.

Johnn, it looks like you missed the post that I was correcting, which was the more important one. I wanted everyone to hear him sing. :)

96 posted on 09/02/2009 8:45:44 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Lady Jag


Have a great, relaxing time, LJ!

97 posted on 09/02/2009 8:47:00 AM PDT by Billie
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To: Billie; JustAmy; yorkie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; GodBlessUSA; LUV W; The Mayor; ST.LOUIE1; ...




A Mother Giraffe’s Baby-Kiss!
 
  This is your mother’s kiss, my child!
Don’t you worry: things will be fine;
Just eat and sleep and play awhile.

You’ve had your birth on lovely earth;
You’ll take your time to grow up tall;
Soon you’ll become a long-necked beast!

Wait till your legs get strength to stand;
Wait till your bones can make you walk;
Wait till your mouth reaches tree-leaves!

And when you’re tall as your mother,
And children look at you in awe,
You will feel truly, very great!

This is your mother’s kiss of love;
This is your mother’s kiss of pride;
For when you match her neck and stride,
You must bend low too, from above!

Dr John Celes






98 posted on 09/02/2009 8:49:15 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Billie
It's good to keep busy.


99 posted on 09/02/2009 8:56:48 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: The Mayor

” ...Our Lord Jesus has set an example of how to run life’s marathon. The Bible tells us that Jesus “for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Heb. 12:2). Despite “hostility from sinners,” He completed His race (v.3)... “
__________________________________________________________

Praise the Lord.


100 posted on 09/02/2009 9:08:00 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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