Lasting Light Poetry

August 2, 2003

Happy August Everyone! This is a perfect month. There are no holidays to be bothered with and summer days to enjoy. I have a brand new poem for you. Please have a nice cool drink and enjoy "The Bridge".

The Bridge
http://lastinglight.com/thebridge.html
The Bridge

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Deja Vu or Maybe New ~ What better thing to do on a lazy summer day than to do nothing at all? "Together" is about a relaxing afternoon with a friend or two. I think you'll enjoy the soothing music and I hope it brings a happy memory to mind. I honored my late father with "Never Forgotten". His birthday was in August and this poem is for all of us who cherish the memory of someone we love. ~ Some things never change. The flow of life is a miracle in itself. There is so much to be thankful for. Have a look at "Some Things".

Together
http://lastinglight.com/together.html
Together

Never Forgotten
http://lastinglight.com/neverforgotten.html
Never Forgotten

Some Things
http://lastinglight.com/somethings.html
Some Things

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Deb & Lynn's Spot

The Golden Chain of Friendship - Deb's newest page
http://weeinspirations.com/goldenchain.html
The Golden Chain of Friendship

Cuddlee Bears - Lynn's website
Original mouse drawn country graphics and hand crafted items.
http://cuddleebears.com
Cuddlee Bears

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Recipes From The Board ~ I have some fabulous recipes for you to try. The incredible friends who post on my message board have so much to offer. Here is a delicious sampling of just a few inviting new things to try. Let's cook!

~~ Big Daddy Biscuits ~ Posted by Art

This recipe will produce the biggest biscuits in the history of the world! Serve these gems with butter, preserves, honey, gravy or they can also be used as dinner rolls...you get the picture.

The dough can also be prepared several hours, and up to a day ahead of time. If so, turn dough out onto aluminum foil that has been either floured, lightly buttered or lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Roll up foil until it is sealed, and refrigerate. Don't be surprised if your biscuits rise even higher because the baking powder has had more time to act in the dough. You may have to make a few batches before you get desired results ~ huge biscuits.

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times.

Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used.

Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

Makes 6 grand sized biscuits

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~~ Shrimp Cocktail ~ Posted by Beatrice

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup catsup
1/2 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. prepared horseradish
Hot sauce to taste
One head iceberg lettuce
1 pound cooked large shrimp, peeled and chilled

Combine first 7 ingredients and chill.
Arrange some iceberg lettuce leaves in the bottom of individual parfait glasses.
Spoon a portion of the sauce in the middle of each glass on the lettuce then drape a few shrimp over the sides of each glass with the tail hanging over the outside of the glass. You can also add a slice of lemon to each glass.

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~~ No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake ~ Posted by Beatrice

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
11 ozs cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker pie crust

In microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate chips. Microwave on HIGH for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until chips are melted and smooth, set aside.

In bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and butter with mixer until smooth. On LOW, blend in melted chocolate.

Fold in whipped topping until blended. Spoon into crust. Cover. Chill until firm.

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You must check out Eulice's recipes for barbecue on the Message Board. You won't be disappointed.

Lasting Light Message Board
http://disc.server.com/Indices/179852.html
Message Board

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A Note From Karen ~ I want to thank you all for your continued support and encouragement. Lasting Light is still shining and even though I've taken a break this summer, I am so glad to have this time with you. We've had very hot weather in my part of California. The evenings usually reward us with a glorious sunset and cooler temperatures. It's nice to just sit out on the patio and enjoy the stars. Do take time to have a slice of cold watermelon. I have fond memories of Sunday drives to the country or seashore. Take a friend out for an ice cream cone and catch up with each other. The things that matter most usually don't cost anything. A trip to the library for a great book or just some popcorn and a rented movie can make a special day.

Lasting Light Poetry is still about sharing hope and appreciating each other. It's a short journey. It's a wonderful journey. I invite you to visit often. It's open 24 hours a day. Be good to yourself and remember to share a smile. Shine on.........Karen

Lasting Light Poetry
http://lastinglight.com
Lasting Light Poetry

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INSPIRATION......I had to share this fantastic poem posted on the board by Sandy. It was written by a very talented young lady.

~Have A Seat Upon A Cloud~

Have a seat upon a cloud and make yourself at home.
You are now inside my dreams, inside a book, inside a poem

Where anything can happen if you only make it real.
Plunge into my waters if you're not afraid to feel.

Take off your shoes and close your eyes, relax upon my sand.
Join me in my land of dreams, reach out and take my hand.

Let me share my dreams with you until you find your own.
Iíll take you there if you believe, take mine out on loan,

Where birds are words so gracefully they glide across the sky.
Leave behind your worries, here the rules do not apply.

Pick my flowers if you like and plant a seed or two.
Paint the sky in polka dots if you do not like it blue.

Climb my trees, face your fears; erase them one by one.
See the world from up above and donít stop at the sun.

When the world starts raining down and the sun is out of sight
Let your dreams control your mind and help you through the night.

Thereís a place inside my dreams for all who care to roam,
So have a seat upon a cloud and make yourself at home.

Danielle Rosenblatt
Semi High School

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Quotes to make you smile.....

"The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits."
Albert Einstein

"Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples."
George Burns

"Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself."
Roseanne

"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
Rod Stewart

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
Napoleon Bonaparte

"If you cannot read this, please ask the flight attendant for assistance."
United Airlines Flight Safety Brochure

"Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
Steven Wright

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Have a great day today. See you again soon!

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