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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, 2012
7-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends

Posted on 06/30/2012 10:58:06 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: yorkie

Thanks for posting the President Reagan picture and quote.
We should see that everyday!

ALL: Have a very happy 4th of July !


101 posted on 07/03/2012 8:30:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: TheConservativeParty

Thank you, TCP! You are the only one who saw it. ((((HUGS))))


102 posted on 07/03/2012 8:40:00 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Seeing President Reagan never fails to bring a smile to my face. I should read my Reagan books more.

((( hugs back )))


103 posted on 07/03/2012 8:44:41 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("War." Andrew Breitbart)
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To: yorkie

Sure wish we could get another presidential candidate of the same caliber as President Ronald Reagan.

Start the music indeed.


104 posted on 07/03/2012 10:46:19 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: TheConservativeParty; yorkie; MEG33; All
(((((Sweet Dreams, Dear FRiends, and God Bless)))))


105 posted on 07/03/2012 11:11:17 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: yorkie; MEG33; jaycee; oldteen; Diver Dave; ConorMacNessa; left that other site; GailA; ...



Go, Fourth!

The Fourth of July is a birthday event,
Of fireworks, parades, and a testament,
That an idea shared is a nation’s prize,
More than churches, and battles, and history’s lies.

Americans all wave the flag on the Fourth,
From the West to the East, and the South to the North,
For a day at least, we can stand together,
Like the stands we took in the worst of weather.

It’s all the bad times that have made us all strong,
Not the smug apprehension that we did no wrong.
Mistakes have occurred and we’ve learned from the pain,
So we’ll stand up again knowing what’s there to gain.

As the Flag marches by on this Fourth of July,
With a pang in your heart and a tear in your eye,
Link arms with your brothers, and stand for the pledge,
And be glad for their strength for we stand at the edge.

The world need not fear us, for we pose no threat,
And the best of our being they haven’t seen yet,
America rising in awesome display,
Is a reason for gladness, O World, on this day!

NicknamedBob . . . . . . . . . . . . . July 4, 2007

106 posted on 07/04/2012 6:52:08 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: y'all; yorkie; MEG33; ConorMacNessa; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; oldteen; jaycee; Diver Dave; ...

Gooood Morning, Amy's!
Hope each and every one of you
Has a happy and safe 4th of July
with your family and friends!
God Bless America!...
...and God bless our troops!
(((hugs)))

107 posted on 07/04/2012 6:52:34 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NicknamedBob

Beautiful, Bob! Happy 4th to you!


108 posted on 07/04/2012 7:22:48 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: LUV W
I'm working on it.

It's quiet around here. But it isn't too quiet.

109 posted on 07/04/2012 7:26:24 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: yorkie

I saw it and loved it...and then got distracted, I’m sorry to say. :(

Happy 4th to you, Yorkie! (((hugs)))


110 posted on 07/04/2012 7:27:08 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NicknamedBob

Well, sounds just about perfect then! :)


111 posted on 07/04/2012 7:33:26 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: NicknamedBob

Love the poem you put with that graphic, NNB! Thank you. Happy Fourth of July to you and yours.


112 posted on 07/04/2012 7:43:20 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: LUV W
"Well, sounds just about perfect then!"

It's getting closer.


Quiet, Please!

I’d like to have some quiet, Please!
That gives more than a moment’s ease.
A silence that assumes control,
And satisfies a troubled soul.

When nightbirds keep their voices low,
And crickets creep upon tiptoe,
When even shadows stay quite still,
And breezes are afraid to spill.

I’d like the sound that someone hears,
Of coursing bloodflow in his ears.
The quiet of the grave, almost,
Without a noisy, wailing ghost.

The roaring of the parkway stilled,
And stillness upon silence build,
The Summer lightning staying dark,
And lovers quiet in the park.

I know what noise is, what it does,
But I forgot what silence was.
If I could have some quiet, Please,
Perhaps at last, I’ll catch those Zees.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . April 14, 2005

113 posted on 07/04/2012 7:43:28 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: LUV W

Happy Fourth of July, Luv! That is a GREAT graphic for today! (The best I’ve seen!)


114 posted on 07/04/2012 7:44:32 AM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Great picture, Yorkie.

Go Fourth, and Mystify!


115 posted on 07/04/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (I didn't feel up to going through a second childhood. That's why I had myself cloned.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Yep....that’s what I need for zzzz’s...quiet!...and dark! :)


116 posted on 07/04/2012 7:46:26 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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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


Fireworks And Freedom

July 4, 2012

Thanks to the ingenuity of our Chinese friends, we here in the US celebrate our independence this month with massive displays of colorful fireworks.

Every year when we sing our national anthem and enjoy the vibrant patterns created by “bombs bursting in air,” I remind myself that most bombs are deadly, not beautiful like the fireworks display. Although both use similar ingredients, one is intended to kill; the other to entertain. In this metaphor we see an example of how something can be used for both good and evil. In the hands of capable, careful, and caring people, something dangerous becomes glorious. But the opposite is also true.

Freedom—the very thing we celebrate with fireworks—can also be used for good and evil. As believers in Christ, we are free from the restrictive Mosaic law, but the Bible warns us not to use our spiritual freedom for selfish purposes: “Do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another” (Gal. 5:13).

Not everyone has political and religious freedom, but all believers in Christ have spiritual freedom. We must not use it as a weapon to impose our will on others but to display the glory of God’s will.

Free from the law—O happy condition!
Jesus hath bled, and there is remission;
Cursed by the law and bruised by the fall,
Grace hath redeemed us once for all. —Bliss
Freedom doesn’t give us the right to do what we please, but to do what pleases God.

Read: Galatians 5:1-14

For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. —Galatians 5:13
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 120-123


117 posted on 07/04/2012 7:51:40 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: yorkie
Happy 4th, Yorkie! Thanks...I love watching it. It's like
being at a fireworks display...as is this one....



So if ya can't get out, just watch this tonight! :)
We have a front-row seat...and no mosquitoes! LOL!

118 posted on 07/04/2012 8:10:22 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: yorkie

What a sweet man! I believe I could just pinch those cute
cheeks..........thank you, yorkshire pudding! LOL~~~~


119 posted on 07/04/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W

Your fireworks display graphics are wonderful, Luvie! So
real!!!!


120 posted on 07/04/2012 8:32:13 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: LUV W; All

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA, LONG MAY SHE STAND AS THE HOME OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE.

121 posted on 07/04/2012 9:08:22 AM PDT by GailA (IF U don't/won't keep your promises to the Military, U won't keep them to the public)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; GailA; tiapam; lonestar; The Mayor; ...

"Happy Birthday America"





I am having all kinds of computer problems and I got so tired doing this one, I just didn't try to put a frame around it. Barry is going to check it out for me in a few minutes. He's on vacation this week and I try not to bother him, darn it! See you when I can!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY, EVERYONE!
122 posted on 07/04/2012 9:21:48 AM PDT by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee

Howdy, Jaycee! Enjoy it and have a wonderful 4th! Hope you are feeling better!

I just stretched it full page on my iPad and it was very realistic! :)


123 posted on 07/04/2012 9:31:08 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: jaycee

It’s beautiful just like it is!:)


124 posted on 07/04/2012 9:34:25 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: LUV W; All; JustAmy; MEG33; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; ConorMacNessa; ...

~God Bless This Great Nation~

ronald-reagan-twoflags

125 posted on 07/04/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you oldteen for the Reagan picture.

Have a great Independence Day


126 posted on 07/04/2012 11:16:06 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (George Washington "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force.")
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To: NicknamedBob
Nice.

Happy Independence Day to you and yours!

127 posted on 07/04/2012 11:24:20 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: LUV W
Happy 4th to you too, Luvvy!

Safe and sane fireworks are legal here. Wish they would ban all but the ones the fire dept. does and the ones at the lake. There is ALWAYS some idiot who thinks nothing applies to them. (Like you...we're very dry!)

128 posted on 07/04/2012 11:27:10 AM PDT by oldteen
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Amen, Gail!

A happy and enjoyable 4th to you and yours!

129 posted on 07/04/2012 11:32:20 AM PDT by oldteen
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A real beauty, jaycee!

Hope you're feeling better.

Have a wonderful day!

130 posted on 07/04/2012 11:34:56 AM PDT by oldteen
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Howdy, yorkie!

No graphic for us yet? I'm sure you have a great one tucked somewhere in those files! :)

131 posted on 07/04/2012 11:37:42 AM PDT by oldteen
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To: oldteen

We’ve had just enought rain so that they lifted the ban. I think
they were afraid of rioting rednecks with large fireworks. LOL! Plus there is the public fireworks show downtown, which
we’ll miss because it’s too hot and crowded.

Have a lovely day! I’m off, so it’s icing on the red, white and blue cake! :)


132 posted on 07/04/2012 11:53:46 AM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; The Mayor; NicknamedBob; yorkie; LUV W; jaycee; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; ...



Happy Birthday America

~God Bless The USA~

Have A Great Fourth

133 posted on 07/04/2012 12:06:24 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: LUV W

Greetings to all on the Birthday of the United States.

We’re having another Great Family Gathering... Love those.


134 posted on 07/04/2012 12:10:55 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: NicknamedBob
Thank You For The Poetry, Bob


Land OF The Free Because Of The Brave

135 posted on 07/04/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: oldteen; jaycee; GailA; MEG33; LUV W
"No graphic for us yet? I'm sure you have a great one tucked somewhere in those files!"

No I don't because YOU, LUV, JC, GAIL and MEG outdid anything I could have posted!

You gals are just GREAT!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

136 posted on 07/04/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: oldteen
Thank you Teenie, and Happy July 4th to you too!


137 posted on 07/04/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Mama_Bear; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; All; everyone
Thanks Meg and Happy July 4th to you and all here.


138 posted on 07/04/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: MEG33; JustAmy; yorkie; jaycee; Mama_Bear; oldteen; Kitty Mittens; All; everyone
Thanks Meg and Happy July 4th to you and all here.


139 posted on 07/04/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: everyone; MEG33; jaycee; oldteen; left that other site; Diver Dave; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; GailA; ...
It wouldn't be right to celebrate the Fourth of July without this:

John Wayne - America - Why I Love Her (click)

140 posted on 07/04/2012 12:45:54 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Diver Dave

Happy 4th of July, Dave!
Enjoy your day with family!

141 posted on 07/04/2012 12:48:01 PM PDT by LUV W (Never forget...WE have THEM surrounded! ~ Rush Limbaugh)
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To: potlatch

Happy 4th of July, Potlatch!

142 posted on 07/04/2012 1:05:19 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: potlatch

Happy 4th of July, Potlatch!

143 posted on 07/04/2012 1:05:23 PM PDT by yorkie
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Dear Jaycee, that Eagle Graphic is Awesome!

(((((Have a Wonderful 4th, my Sweet FRiend)))))


(((((Hugs!)))))

144 posted on 07/04/2012 1:41:11 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: yorkie

You are right!

July 4th wouldn’t be complete without John Wayne!


145 posted on 07/04/2012 1:45:04 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: yorkie

A double whammy! LOL, thanks so much Yorkie.
I pray you are doing well. I’m not here much.


146 posted on 07/04/2012 1:57:20 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: left that other site

Happy 4th of July, M-L (and Linda)!

147 posted on 07/04/2012 1:57:38 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: potlatch

Re: “Double Whammy!”, well sometimes FR hiccups for me, when I didn’t expect it. LOL! I’m doing fine, and hope you are, too, Potlatch. Thank you!


148 posted on 07/04/2012 1:59:46 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Kitty Mittens

Hugs to you, too!

149 posted on 07/04/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: jaycee
JC, that is an INCREDIBLE graphic!
(even without the frame!)
Happy Fourth to you, gurl fren!


150 posted on 07/04/2012 2:08:15 PM PDT by yorkie
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