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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2016
July 1, 2016 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;

Posted on 07/01/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT by JustAmy




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1 posted on 07/01/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT by JustAmy
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To: The Mayor; MEG33; Kitty Mittens; LUV W; trisham; left that other site; geologist; ...




Graphic by MamaBear

SUMMERTIME

The leaves of autumn gently fall
And cover up the ground
As they turn yellow, orange, and red
Without the slightest sound

The hand of winter slowly steals
The foliage from the trees
Then covers up their nakedness
With snowflakes in the breeze

In spring the leaves all reappear
New flowers bud and bloom
The birds sing happy arias
While flowers give perfume

Then summertime oh summertime
So busy and so gay
Mother nature saved you summertime
For the children hard at play

Autumn, winter, and the spring
All had their turn as host
But summertime oh summertime
The children love you most

~Fish Hawk


2 posted on 07/01/2016 7:18:27 AM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: All; FRiends




Graphic by MamaBear


3 posted on 07/01/2016 7:25:32 AM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: MEG33; ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; oldteen; Kathy in Alaska; ...

Happy Independence Day!






And God Bless America!

((((HUGS))))

ML/LTOS

4 posted on 07/01/2016 7:40:41 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks for the lovely new thread, (((AMY))).

I’ m reposting my graphic to this thread.


5 posted on 07/01/2016 8:06:48 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: FRiends; The Mayor; JustAmy; snugs; trisham; LUV W; Kitty Mittens; left that other site; ...

Good Morning Everyone
Reposting To The July Thread.


Amy's Place
~Wears Red On Friday To Show Support For Our Troops~



Hope You Enjoy A Wonderful July 4th Weekend

6 posted on 07/01/2016 8:11:50 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: left that other site

So cute, LTOS. Thank you.

Wishing you a happy Red Friday and a wonderful 4th of July weekend.


7 posted on 07/01/2016 8:16:12 AM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: MEG33
Meg, I love your Friday Shoes. LOL

Thanks for re-posting them. Seems I couldn't get started this morning.

The heat is taking a toll on me. Temps have been tying records. We've been having highs of 104 to 108. I don't care if it is a dry heat, it is still too darn hot! Should cool off a little by the first of the week.

Stay cool and have a wonderful 4th.

8 posted on 07/01/2016 8:21:08 AM PDT by JustAmy (Just Because!)
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To: JustAmy

We are not at triple digits yet...but it starts Sunday and keeps on going...I do love my A/C!

LOL ...Couldn’t resist posting those comfy shoes.
;o)


9 posted on 07/01/2016 8:29:27 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: left that other site; JustAmy; yorkie; tiapam; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; Colonel_Flagg; jaycee; ...

Happy
Independence
Day!!


Waylon Jennings~America

10 posted on 07/01/2016 8:31:15 AM PDT by LUV W (I hate obama)
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To: JustAmy

Thanks!

You too! ;-)


11 posted on 07/01/2016 8:36:07 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: JustAmy
I don't care if it is a dry heat, it is still too darn hot!

Bless your dear heart. Sounds miserable.


12 posted on 07/01/2016 8:39:42 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons)
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To: JustAmy; MEG33; left that other site; The Mayor; Kitty Mittens; LUV W; Diver Dave; Jane Long; ...
Independence Day


1. TAKE TIME TO REFLECT ON YOUR RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP.
Whether you are an American by birth or naturalization; a resident or prospective citizen, you have responsibilities, rights and duties. Think, and possibly write, about what have you done and what you are proud of about yourself and the United States. For example, you could write about ways you can you be a civic example or be a better representation of the United States.

2. READ THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
The Declaration of Independence is available online and it’s not a complicated read. July 4 is the perfect day to read this historical document and take time to understand what it really stands for.

3. PAY TRIBUTE TO VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS.
Freedom has to be fought for. It’s rewarding to cherish those that have fought for us. You may send a letter, a care package or hold a donation drive in your neighborhood and gather items to be donated to your nearest VA hospital.
Get some treats, make some cards on July 4 and take them to your nearest fire and police departments or hospital. If you are going somewhere, you might want to bring some goodies for your drivers, bus or train operators, flight attendants and/or pilots.

4. DO A PICNIC OF (OTHER) AMERICAN FOODS.
Want something different other than barbecue and hot dogs? Bring German Chocolate cake, Cuban sandwiches, Philadelphia cheese-steaks, popcorn, Key lime pie, nachos and Native fry bread.

5. QUIZ YOURSELF AND TAKE THE USCIS MOCK CITIZENSHIP TEST.
Head to the USCIS website and take a mock citizenship test (the four “self-tests” on the website). Prospective Americans have to prepare for the 100-questions citizenship test and this website has useful study tools. See how well you can — you might learn something interesting!

6. READ AN AMERICAN HISTORY NOVEL OR BIOGRAPHY OF A FAMOUS AMERICAN
Pick up a classic that holds cultural significance to American history or explains fragments of historical events. David McCullough has written prolific stories through his books such as 1776, John Adams, Truman and Mornings on Horseback.
Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States and Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee are other interesting choices.

7. WATCH AN AMERICAN CLASSIC.
Classic American films to celebrate the 4th of July
INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996)
THE PATRIOT (2000)
THE SANDLOT (1993)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (2011)
1776 (1972)
JAWS (1975)

8. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Change can only thrive if there is drive. If you believe that something must be implemented, considered or altered, do something about it! Register to vote, write your concerns to an elected official, or start a petition.

9. SHOP AMERICAN STORES AND/OR PRODUCTS
In addition to taking advantage of Independence Day sales, do some shopping at your local small business or from U.S. sellers on eBay and Etsy. Support local manufacturing and economy!

10. THROW A DISTINCTIVE PARTY.
Do a costume party and ask people to dress as their favorite American. Make it more interesting by holding a contest for best and worst dressed, or make your own categories. Have a hot dog bar, with international seasonings and sauces to be chosen by guests, to celebrate multiple cultures in America.

11. FIND RECIPES BY AN AMERICAN CHEF AND COOK DINNER AT HOME.
Celebrate the existence of great American chefs. Find your favorite chef, look up some recipes and make different dishes for a dinner at home.

12. VISIT A NATIONAL LANDMARK OR HISTORIC SITE
Look up historic locations near you and see if you can visit. While national parks are typically closed on holidays, you might be able to enter one or hang out near one, if it’s allowed. For example, in New York City, the Statue of Liberty is closed on holidays but people can still go on a boat ride or take the South Ferry around it.
Observe the location where a major occasion took place — visit an Native American reservation or find an iconic location that has significance to the local people and the United States.

13. HOLD A YARD (OR BACKYARD) SALE AND DONATE TO A CAUSE
Gather things that you want to get rid of and hold a yard sale. Regardless of how much money is made, use it to make a donation to a cause. People might be in a shopping mood on July 4, and they will be likely to spend on things with a good value and cause.

14. TAKE A CLASS AND LEARN SOMETHING NEW.
Knowledge is the best tool for progress. Be a better citizen by gaining a new skill or learning new materials. Utilize online learning sites such as edX and Coursera, and take a class on American History, Government or any subject that you find interest. You never know what can come out of it.

15. TRAVEL
Every city has an interesting history and you don’t have to go far to find a new city to explore. Choose a city, talk to locals and join in local Independence Day festivities.

(The above list has been modified.)
http://college.usatoday.com/2015/07/01/15-unique-ways-to-enjoy-independence-day/


13 posted on 07/01/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Great Post, trish and those kids are adorable.


14 posted on 07/01/2016 9:20:33 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: MEG33
Thank you, MEG!


15 posted on 07/01/2016 9:24:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

So stealing this...LOL


16 posted on 07/01/2016 9:46:15 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

:)


17 posted on 07/01/2016 9:55:18 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MEG33
~smiles~

This heat has been oppressive everywhere. I have seven Leyland Cypress trees that look like they could go up in flames any minute. Grass crunches when I walk across the lawn. The little watering that I feel like I can afford is devoted to my tomato garden. They started coming in last week and are absolutely delicious. We'll slice some for our Fourth of July burgers on the grill.

18 posted on 07/01/2016 9:56:28 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons)
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To: trisham
Hi dearest trisha.

Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but I think another FReepathon is about to start!

19 posted on 07/01/2016 9:58:33 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Donate monthly and end FReepathons)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Yum...I love home grown tomatoes!


20 posted on 07/01/2016 9:59:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless America And Our Troops***DEFEAT HILLARY)
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