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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2012
6-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 06/01/2012 4:02:29 AM PDT by JustAmy

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To: Kitty Mittens

Hi sweetie, nice to see you. I’m behind on umpteen pages of pings that I’ll never get to, but I’m always behind, lol.
(HUGS) back to you!


151 posted on 06/06/2012 5:42:00 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Diver Dave; ConorMacNessa; All
D-Day, June 6, 2012

U.S. World War II veteran Clarence "Mac" Evans, 87, from West Virginia, who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944, with the 29th Infantry Division, walks among the graves at the Colleville American military cemetery in Colleville sur Mer, western France, on June 6, before the start of the ceremony commemorating the 68th anniversary of the D-Day.

May the souls of these brave heroes Rest In Peace

**********

....and our "Commander in Chief" couldn't even take 1/2 hour out of his "busy" day today to honor the lives of over 2,500 American Troops. (He's basking on a beach in San Francisco.)

152 posted on 06/06/2012 5:43:46 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W
Maybe they’ll listen to you! :)

Well, I doubt it, but it was worth a try. ;-)

153 posted on 06/06/2012 6:27:05 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: Kitty Mittens

((((((((Hi, KM!))))))))


154 posted on 06/06/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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To: TheConservativeParty; LUV W; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GailA; ...




Way to go, Wisconsin.

Go Walker.

155 posted on 06/06/2012 6:38:36 PM PDT by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Lol, I’m too tired to Boogie. Wore myself out jumping up and down in glee over Walker’s victory!!


156 posted on 06/06/2012 6:49:18 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: JustAmy

I’ll Boogie with you! :-)


157 posted on 06/06/2012 6:52:17 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: yorkie
The brave men and boys who fought, bled and died on the beaches of Normandy shine forever in Youth, Valor and Honor! God Bless them, every one, who answered the Nation's call and hazarded all for Freedom!



Stained Glass Window - St. Mere Eglise, Normandy, France



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)

158 posted on 06/06/2012 7:12:29 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

Thanks, Kitty! Just hope he doesn’t fall! :)


159 posted on 06/06/2012 7:23:56 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: JustAmy

We jammin'! :)

160 posted on 06/06/2012 7:27:10 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Thank you, Conor. That is a lovely post to honor our Troops who gave ‘their all’ at Normandy on D-Day!


161 posted on 06/06/2012 8:54:59 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
Lol, that Graphic is Cute, Sweet Amy! : )

(((((Goodnight, Dear FRiends)))))
Our Lord Grant us All a Peaceful and Restful Night.



162 posted on 06/06/2012 9:59:27 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Diver Dave
Today marks the 47th wedding anniversary of Mr & Mrs DD.

Been catching up on the threads and came across you and the Mrs.

A lovely bride, a handsome gent. A wonderful marriage.

A blessed man are you, Dave.

A bit late.....Happy Anniversary. God bless you and Lin.

163 posted on 06/07/2012 12:30:27 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JustAmy

Love you lots, (((((((Sis)))))))

sniff.....: (

164 posted on 06/07/2012 12:54:15 AM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: JustAmy

We will destroy ourselves from with in...no republic can stand when 51% can vote themselves FREEBIES, while the other 49% are the SLAVES that have to provide those FREEBIES!

165 posted on 06/07/2012 6:05:33 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: JustAmy

I have stopped drinking the gop koolaid, that the lesser of 2 evils is a better choice. Koolaid is koolaid no matter which party spews it.

166 posted on 06/07/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

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Uncontrollable Unexpected

June 7, 2012

Life is full of surprises—some of which take life in unwelcome directions. I still remember the shockwave that hit our family several decades ago when my father lost his job through no fault of his own. With a house full of kids to feed, it was a jarring blow. But as certainly as Dad’s job loss was beyond his control and unexpected, he still knew he could trust God for his future.

As Jesus’ followers, we must recognize that there are things in life that are the “uncontrollable unexpected,” as I call them. To help us in those moments, James 4:13-15 offers this wisdom: “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. . . . Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’ ” The people to whom James was writing were making plans while excluding God’s prerogative to direct their lives.

Is it wrong to plan for the future? Of course not. It is unwise, however, to forget that God may allow some “uncontrollable unexpected” events as He sees fit. Ultimately, all that happens is for the best—even when it’s hard to see. We must trust Him and His plans for our future.

I know who holds the future,
And I know who holds my hand;
With God things don’t just happen—
Everything by Him is planned. —A. Smith
We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the One who holds the future.

Read: James 4:13-17

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” —James 4:15
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 40-42


167 posted on 06/07/2012 6:22:38 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
TEARS, this is the only place we can be ourselves, on other threads we get attacked for daring to speak the truth. A truth others won't see. Drinking the koolaid of either party is bad for you. Evil is still evil, even if it is a lesser evil.


168 posted on 06/07/2012 6:25:34 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: MEG33

Hi Meg! I was looking for you on one of the party threads Tuesday night :0) I tried to post you yesterday here, but it was too slow and I gave up. Anyway, yes, PARTY!!!!

I’m really hoping it’s a harbinger for our Tucson Tuesday election (the House of Reps seat we’ve had empty for 1.5 years, taxation without representation since it was a sainted leftist who vacated).

And, of course, praying like everyone else, on hands and knees, that it’s a repeat in November.


169 posted on 06/07/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: The Mayor; JustAmy; Borax Queen; MEG33; oldteen; jaycee; left that other site; ...
Have a lovely, Thankful Thursday, everyone!

170 posted on 06/07/2012 8:16:11 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Yorkie!! I was looking for you too! (Then got called away to work.) That is the most beautiful picture, thank you. Have a good Thursday also. I’m working at home today and taking a break to listen to the F&F hearing, plus Holder’s other crimes.


171 posted on 06/07/2012 10:16:06 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: yorkie

Yorkie!! I was looking for you too! (Then got called away to work.) That is the most beautiful picture, thank you. Have a good Thursday also. I’m working at home today and taking a break to listen to the F&F hearing, plus Holder’s other crimes.


172 posted on 06/07/2012 10:17:50 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: yorkie

Happy Thankful Thursday!

(((HUGS)))


173 posted on 06/07/2012 11:27:13 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: JustAmy; everyone; FRiends
*Thankful Thursday Hugs*



174 posted on 06/07/2012 11:29:13 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: jaycee; GailA; Diver Dave; Dubya; MEG33; yorkie; FRiends
(((((Loving Prayers for my Hurting FRiends)))))


175 posted on 06/07/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Borax Queen

What a wonderful win for Walker..It lifted our spirits!
Praying with you for a change in the Presidency and a R majority in the Senate..
Hope your election on Tuesday goes well.

(((HUGS))))


176 posted on 06/07/2012 4:53:43 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Awww..Thank you, sweet Kitty..I have been a very good girl re back and haven’t hit point agony in quite awhile..I am thankful to God ..I have learned the hard way ..and it is really paying off concerning bad pain.

I am so thankful for the good rain we had all through the night.


177 posted on 06/07/2012 5:02:03 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; yorkie; Borax Queen; Kitty Mittens; jaycee; oldteen; LUV W; ...

Happy Thankful Thursday To Amy's Place


Thanking God For The Wonderful Rain We Received Last Night

178 posted on 06/07/2012 5:26:47 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: FRiends

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2892863/posts
Prayers for Mama Bear’s son, Dave, needed


179 posted on 06/07/2012 5:34:50 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: yorkie; Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; ...


HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Down By The Salley Gardens
(Click)


Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.

In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.

William Butler Yeats




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)

180 posted on 06/07/2012 5:36:14 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: MEG33

Thank you so much! {{{hugs back!}}}


181 posted on 06/07/2012 8:14:38 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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Getting To Heaven

June 8, 2012

While working with third- and fourth-graders at our church’s Vacation Bible School, I decided to give all 25 of the children a gift on the last day. But I told them that in order to receive it, they would each have to tell me how a person can get to heaven.

It was interesting to hear what these 9- and 10-year-olds said. Many were clear that salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ, but some were not yet equipped to explain the gospel. “You have to be good and go to Sunday school,” said one. Another asked tentatively, “You have to pray to God?” Still another: “If you are nice to your friends and obey your mom and dad.”

As I gently tried to direct the thinking of each child to the central element of salvation—faith in Jesus who died to pay for our sins and then rose again—I thought that these kids represented so many others in our world who don’t yet understand the gospel.

How about you? Are your ideas about salvation based on biblical truth? Think about the importance of what Jesus did for you. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 16:31). There is so much more at stake than getting a free gift for answering a question.

A Matter Of Faith
Jesus paid the penalty for your sins by His death. When
you admit you are a sinner and place your faith in Him
alone for forgiveness, you will be reconciled to God.
Believing Christ died—that’s history; believing Christ died for me—that’s salvation.

Read: Romans 3:21-28

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. —Acts 16:31
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 43-45


182 posted on 06/08/2012 4:41:55 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: The Mayor
While working with third- and fourth-graders at our church’s Vacation Bible School, I decided to give all 25 of the children a gift on the last day. But I told them that in order to receive it, they would each have to tell me how a person can get to heaven.

I guess it wasn't a gift, then.
183 posted on 06/08/2012 4:46:51 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Boo! Good to see YOU! :)


184 posted on 06/08/2012 5:16:58 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; lonestar; Kitty Mittens; ...

Good Morning To Amy's Place


Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops
Have A Great Weekend

185 posted on 06/08/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33; All

I'm 'wearing' RED today
To show my support for our troops!

186 posted on 06/08/2012 7:40:12 AM PDT by yorkie
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Happy FRiday
Have a great weekend!


187 posted on 06/08/2012 10:05:18 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: LUV W
Boo! Good to see YOU! :)

Boo yooooouself!

Gosh....you never change......beautiful as ever!

My kind of woman. : )

((((((( Luvbo )))))))

188 posted on 06/08/2012 1:04:58 PM PDT by ST.LOUIE1
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To: ST.LOUIE1

Awww...you are sweet! You have been missed...a BUNCH! :)

(((((Louiebo))))))


189 posted on 06/08/2012 1:10:00 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: MEG33
Awww..Thank you, sweet Kitty..I have been a very good girl re back and haven’t hit point agony in quite awhile..I am thankful to God ..I have learned the hard way ..and it is really paying off concerning bad pain.

I am so thankful for the good rain we had all through the night.

I'm So Glad your Back is Feeling Better, Dear Meg!

We had a Good Rain here, also, and I'm So Thankful! The Cars that Travel on our Country Road had been Stirring Up a Lot of Dirt,
But the Rain Cleaned and Refreshed the Air.

I Love your Sweet Graphic #178.



190 posted on 06/08/2012 1:54:48 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: Mama_Bear

191 posted on 06/08/2012 2:18:14 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; All; everyone

Wearing Red in Support of our Troops

192 posted on 06/08/2012 2:30:15 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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Chris DeBurgh~Lady In Red



193 posted on 06/08/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: LUV W; JustAmy; Billie; GodBlessUSA; Lady Jag; yorkie; jaycee; Diver Dave; Mama_Bear; DollyCali; ...


Happy Friday to Amy’s Place!



First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush



Gov. Sarah Palin



President and Mrs. Ronald W. Reagan with Lucky



Coronet Winston S. Churchill, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 1895



Baroness Margaret Thatcher

Wearing Red to support our Troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world!




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)

194 posted on 06/08/2012 5:16:24 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

Awwww.......thank you. That is the sweetest graphic ever, Kitty! I luv Chihuahuas, but I guess you know that. ;-)


195 posted on 06/08/2012 5:25:37 PM PDT by Mama_Bear
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The Way To An “Easy” Life

June 9, 2012

Are parents trying too hard to make their kids happy? And is that having the opposite effect? These questions introduce an interview with Lori Gottlieb, author of an article on the subject of unhappy young adults. Her conclusion: Yes. Parents who refuse to let their children experience failure or sadness give them a false view of the world and do not prepare them for the harsh realities of adult life. They’re left feeling empty and anxious.

Some Christians expect that the Lord will be the kind of parent who protects them from all sorrow and disappointment. But that’s not the kind of Father He is. He lovingly allows His children to go through suffering (Isa. 43:2; 1 Thess. 3:3).

When we start with the mistaken belief that it’s an easy life that will make us truly happy, we become weary trying to live out our faulty belief. But when we face the truth that life is difficult, we can invest our lives in the pursuit of a good and godly life instead. That kind of life strengthens us for the times when life is difficult.

God’s goal is to make us holy, not just happy (1 Thess. 3:13). And when we are holy, we are more likely to be truly happy and content.

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas? —Watts
A contented person has learned to accept the bitter with the sweet.

Read: 1 Thessalonians 3

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. —1 Thessalonians 3:3
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 46-48


196 posted on 06/09/2012 6:47:48 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: The Mayor

Inspirational thoughts, Rus! Thank you.

As beautiful as the rose is......it still has thorns.


197 posted on 06/09/2012 7:37:19 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W; All

Sorry to hear Jaycee is under the weather. Prayers up.

They will not fix a thing.

My MRI reads C3-7 nearly bone on bone...needs more investigation. T 11-1 bone spurs, T12 annul tear and herinated. L2 Annul tear. L-3-5 bulged with bone spurs, L 4 & 5 are nearly sitting on each other, with a Compression fracture...and they say my back is NOT THAT bad. Go to glorified PT ...’pain management’, when that has ALREADY FAILED just as the NERVE blocks did.

Spent last Sat in the ER too, medicine reaction...see the Gastro for a upper GI on the 20th. Just had to have the pharmacy stop a drug for cholesterol ZETIA that hits ALL 5 of my auto immunes for COMMON side effects. I LOATH doctors who DO NOT READ info they ask you to provide.

And if you are old your health care is RATIONED, and fewer and fewer docs will take you.

the koolaide gop drinkers still want the RINO romney, who is only going to tweak 0’care, not repeal it, he is a gun grabber, bail out king, and nearly bankrupted Mass with Romneycare. NO THANKS I don’t drink koolaid either gop or demwits.


198 posted on 06/10/2012 4:01:55 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to anyone else)
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To: seoul62

*seoul62*

Have a great day!

199 posted on 06/10/2012 5:08:40 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

over


200 posted on 06/10/2012 5:11:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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