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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: Today at 08:21:09 AM »
Good morning everyone, 58° and gloomy. Looks like the week end will be humid with chance of rain and thunder storms late. Not a great week end.

Larry I do better walking but cannot walk far without leaning on the handles of the rollator. I can no longer straighten my back, bending over more and more. I always stood straight and sitting the same. When I get  a glimpse of myself in a mirror I am shocked to see my back now. I do walk outside every day but not  as much as I used to. Seems like here no matter where one drives they run into road repairs. Winter weather is hard on the roads along with all the big 18 wheelers. The governor has started taxing those big rigs to travel on our roads and the truckers are furious.

JENNY  hope your Dad is not feeling much pain. Prayers for a rapid recovery.

JANE  you must be "busting your buttons" with pride about Natalie.

JUNE  thanks for posting that story. I had read that years ago, this time I saved it. Love your new picture, added it to others I have saved from the days of SN.

AMY  we need rain here, too. Last month we had too mch and this month we had less than normal.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 09:13:59 AM »
Good morning everyone 59° now but will warm up later. For a change I slept good last night. Feel awake and that is great. Lately feel like staying in bed.

MARY ANN  Wednesday is when the land scapers come here. They start at 7am with their mowers and weed wacjers and leaf blowers. When I first moved here I woke early and was outside early. I was wa ching the wind blow the dust into the air and realized it  was heading for my windows. Came up as fast as the elevat or would take me and shut my windows. Too late, had dust on everything.

PETER  around here when it gets hot the humidity rises. That is when I stay inside with the air conditioner running. Seldom even a breeze on days like that.

JUNE  I am sure you enjoyed all he Hawaii celebraion even if you cannot participate. Cannot open what you wanted to share.

SHIRLEY  like you I stay out of the sun. When we used to go camping at North Truro on Cape Cod I always liked a cloudy day. When I was young I loved walking in the rain or when it was snowing. There are a few more things to do in my daughter's new home inside and my SIL has been working outside clearing brush away from the house. He has more solar panels to set up and a windmill to put up. She always said she was born in the wrong century, she would have been a good pioneer. Well she is just about that now but with some modern convenients. They are both enjoying it after the noise and polution of San Diego.

Does anyone have a problem with their keyboard skipping a space when typing? I try to keep checking for those spaces so I can backspace to get rid of them. Anoying.

JENNY  I am so sorry about your Dad falling. I will be praying for a fast healing after the surgery. We have a 100 year old lady here who broke her hip almost 3 years ago. She was in the hospital and into rehab for a total of almost 4 weeks. Now her family insisted she use a rollator. Before that she never used the elevator but used the stairs. She still goes out and walks around the parking lot. No keeping her down. She is also blind, can faintly see the shape of the cars so knows where she is. She is such a wonderful lady. God knows why Mark did not get the job in Hawaii. Things always work for the best.

AMY  hope you can get that key with no problems.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:19:04 AM »
Good morning everyone 65° now but will be a possinle 80 later. Lately I have to get outside in the morning, too hot in the afternoons.

LARRY  if my rollator cannot go with me I cannot go either. I used to be able to use the shopping carts but no more. Even my walks outside are getting shorter.

SHIRLEY  I was always healthy until 6 or 7 years ago when my back got to me. Other than that I am still healthy.

AMY  now you made me jealous, going swimming. Have not done that in more years than I can remember.

Better get moving CNA will be here soon and I am still in my robe and nighty.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:28:24 AM »
Good morning everyone, I just realized I never got in here yesterday. Oh well I had nothing interesting to say. Just saw on TV about the hail in Denver. Hope Jenny and Carol had no damage.

AMY we did get some rain Monday hight but with the AC running I did not even hear it.

JANE  leave it to you to have something unusual happen like that mirror.

LARRY  I know how Pat feels. Even sitting here at the PC is getting harder to do and I do have a comfortable chair. 

Better get moving. Have a different CNA coming today, miss the one I usually have. Hope she is enjoy ig her vacation and the one today is OK.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:16:30 AM »
Good morning everyone, sky ha a hazy look this morning already, humidity starting already.

JOY  not sleeping well is no fun. I had a time where I could not get to sleep until time to get up.

JANE  the last time my daughter was here she made a casserole with sweet potatoed and pecans. She had got it from a Penzy's catalog. I tried it once but it did not come out as good as hers.

SHIRLEY  seems like several volcanoes are erupting not only that horrible one in Hawaii.

On local news they showed the beaches and already people are on the sand and in the water.

Have a good day and stay cool.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:19:10 AM »
Good morning everyone, for a change I am up early. Just heard the weather, into the 80's today and tomorrow hot 90's and humid. Sure will not go out if it gets that hot.

Happy Fathers day to all our Dads and Grandpas.

CALLIE  looks like you were busy. I always like fresh green beans with ham, tasty.

SHIRLEY  good luck with the new computer. I don't think I could get used to a touch screen.

JUNE  like  you I have no appetite and it is hard to cook anymore. I have tried most TV dinners but there is something in the preservatives they use that burns my throat so don't try anymore. Just making scrambled eggs wears me out and I head to the couch to rest my backand the eggs get thrown out.

GLORIA de  JOAN sure kept us fed good every morning but I liked her DD the best, she made sure ther e was always plenty or us, someone else liked the lemons, too. I think it was Amy but not sure.

AMY  my younger son and I are the radish eaters. His wife doesn't like them so never bought them. I did and would share them with him. Now since I moved here and they bother me I no longer buy them.

LARRY  A Praying Father is wonderful but it also can be said for a Mother, too.

LLOYD  have a good time at your granddaughter's home. We ate predicted to have upper 90's tomorrow. Yuck

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 11:27:25 AM »
Good morning everyone. La te again. I was close to the end of a book last night and just had to finish it-at 2am. I don't know about anyone else but I find it har d to get the the best part of a book and put it down to the next day. Supposed to be a good week end BUT humidity goes up on Monday along with the heat and will be into the 90's. Will not go outsice late in the day and the AC sure will be running overtime.

GLORIA de  the same aroud here with the lemon DD. They claim there is no one wanting them anymore. To you and me they are the best ones they made.

SHIRLEY  like you I have danced to some of those big bands. Here in Providence and at the end of the pier at Old Orchard beach in Maine. That was music to enjoy, not like the noise today.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link.

JANE  Emma is adorable. I know how you feel  being so far away from here. When my daughter had my 2 grandsons I went there when they were born. Missed them when I got home but she was so good at sending me pictures all the time. Back then she had to wait for the film to be finished to send the pictures. Now we have computers and digital cameras and smart phones so easier to keep in contact.

LARRY  the NP yesterday was just checking up on well the CNAs do their job and and keep up their records in the folder they have here.

Better get moving. Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 15, 2018
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:55:38 AM »
Good morning everyone,58° and raining. I woke earlier this morning, am dressed already because today I have the NP from the company that sends the CNAs. She will be here at 10:30. Not 1 day just for me this week, very tiresome.

SHIRLEY  have no idea where the smoke came from. She never  said what direction it was coming from but it was sunrise so must have been from the east? Last night when I went to bed it dawned on me that it was Flag Day. I did not see anything about it on the TV nor anyone putting out flags.

GLORIA de  like you I would scream if I saw a mouse in here. Then a mouse is better than a rat. If I saw one of those I would be out of here as fast as I could move.

AMY  the las t job I had my boss was giving me more and more work and then wondered why something wasn't finished. Told him I still could not find that button. He asked what button. Told him I could not find the one that turned me into a robot that could get the work out faster. 2 days later I got someone to help me. Glad I spoke up to him because I never would have had help.

JANE  I had heard long ago to use a can of hairspray on a pesty fly and it stiffens their wings and the fall and the it  is a wack and the fly
hedoublell. I tried it, the can in one hand and the swatter in the other. Guess one hand was not fast enough, never worked for me.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new book to write in. Love your graphic with all the flags showing. Love the joke wih the 6 year old. Weill have to send that to my brandson who has an almost 3 year old who is already too darn smart.

Almost 11 and I know this NP is always right on time.
Hello to everyone I have not got to yet this morning

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 14, 2018, 10:08:54 AM »
Good morning everyone. Don't know about me but if I keep sleeping late in the morning I will be waking at noon soon.
Got an email from my daughter this morning with a photo taken with her phone. Sunrise with smoke in the air. I know smoke can go miles away but sure pray there is no fire near them. Quite a few year ago there was a big fire in Canada and we got some smoke from it here. The sky was a weird color and had to shut the house up tight because of the smell. Also saw a lot of different birds at the feeders that I never saw before or since.

Now I have 30 minutes to get ready for a new CNA. My regular Thursday one is now on vacation. Miss her  already.

Have a good day

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:04:10 AM »
Good morning everyone 60°. Warmer than yesterday. No sun this morning and showers are in the forecast for today. Another day like yesterday was too much to expect.

JUNE  it is wonderful all the things they do there for the tenants. All they have here is Bingo on Wednesday evening and not many attend anymore. The witch would be happy if we all just stayed in our appartments. That link opened for me and will check it out later, thanks. I love jigsaw puzzles.

JANE  by now you are already working.Hope you get the short lines.

LLOYD  looks like you had a good sleep last night, great. I might still be asleep but the landscapers are here and their loud machines sure wake one up.

AMY  we do love our fur family and hate it when we have to see them cross the Rainbow Bridge. My second son told me when he was here Saturday they had to put their dog away, he was 15 or 16 years old. You are getting like me, I never liked summer except for the fresh fruit and veggies we get.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:19:01 PM »
Good morning everyone. Had to get up during the night to get a blanket,dropped to upper  40's early morning. Of course I had the window open. That disturbed sleep had me waking at almost 9 this morning.Sun is shining bright and up to 59°.

LARRY  since the burning of the Gaspee happened in RI waters in 1772, it never got much publicity like the Boston Tea Party that happened a year later. Like our Bristol 4th of July parade, the oldest continous 4th parade in our country. They paint te center lined in the street the mafk on red white and blue. Quonset Point is across the bay from Newport. Both big navy basses at one time till both were closed. This state id left with no military protection if we wer e invaded from the ocean. People were very worried when they were closed. The Naval college is still in Newport. We are the smallest state but still has a lot of history.

SHIRLEY  my daughter has finally started a new painting. One of the cacti in bloom. She said rhis time whe is not putting a lot of detail in like all the others she has done.

This has been a crazy day here. My son was here most of the morning and then my CNA came. She just left and now I will go have my lunch at last.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:03:00 AM »
Good morning everyone  53°. Overcast again this morning. Cool week end but at least no rain. Just heard we may have rain on Wednesday.

JOY  we had 6 week ends in a row of rain. I saw a notice here yesterday that the price on the washers abd dryers are going up to $2.25 a load. In the 4 years I have lived here it has gone up from $1.25.

LLOYD  glad you felt good enough to make your noon meal. Hope that means your leg is starting to feel better.

SHIRLEY  glad you made it home safely.  Wonderful that you can go camping and your "boys" are there with you.

JENNY  I do feel better, thanks. Even waking hungry in the morning the last few days. Maybe my appetite is returning?

AMY  there is yellow pollen on every thing here.

PETER  So far I have been to all the USA states online. This area of the country has a lot of history, too. Will check out the Walking England. Thanks.

JANE  Been years since I picked strawberries. The farm I like also puts some in pint and quart baskets and those are what I buy. Same with their blueberries. Tell TLH that she can eat at least 1 berry from each olant to make sure they taste good and she will help you pick all you want?

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:50:34 AM »
Good morning everyone 61°. Nice day yesterday and today is to be better. Good weather for the air show. Today is a RI celebration. Gaspee Day. The first fight back against  England when when we sank their revenue ship the Gaspee. That happened a year before the Boston Tea Party. Big celebration here of course and a big parade. They have a mock model of the ship Gaspee and then burn it in the harbor.

LARRY  I live as far from the airshow as can be and still live in this state. Quonset Point is at the shore. Quonset used to be a navy base and the Seabees were trained there, too. The planes mostly fly over the water. If I remember right I think it was JUNE that said she likes radish sandwiches.

JANE  those fried radises sound easy and tasty. Thanks.

GLORIA de  I have never seen the airshow. I would hate to see a plane crash. Then again I woud not like being in that crowd of people.

JANE  that time at the Cheyenne Frontier days is one all of your girl scouts and you will always remember with pleasure.

ROLEY/PETER  I have been an arm char traveler since I first got a computer. I still like seeing other places and enjoy seeing what other countries are like. Mostly I like looking at different placed here in the USA. Best way to  travel.

AMY  years ago when I did a lot of canning every thing tasted so good through the old winter months.

LLOYD  we ar e not supposed to get into the 70's today.Low humidity and great temperatures here at last.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:09:40 AM »
Good morning everyone 58°, feel a little better this am. For the first time in 6 weeks we will  have a dry week end and lower humidity. Thank you God. The yearly Air Show is going on this week end. Good weather for it. Some years it has rained or been cloudy. The Blue Angels are back after a couple of years of not performing here.

LARRY  my couch is comfortable. I did doze on and off most of the day.

JANE  glad you will no thave to drive to your sister's this week end. I never heard of fried radishes. Do you slice them or what? I do like radishes.

LLOYD  I am so happy you are back on line. Wish I could have shared some of the rain we have had here the last 6 weeks.

JUNE  you are never boring. Glad you did get out of your apartment for awhile.

AMY   my daughter will be doing her laundry today, too.

Time to go have breakfast. I am actually hungry.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:36:00 AM »
Good morning everyone, 55°. The local forecast is for 80 by afternoon. Been quite cool this week but today no rain for a change. Overcast again now. We have had rain the last 6 week ends. Will wait and see if we have rain this one again. Still not p to posting. I will wish you all a good day and then go lay on the couch and watch the TV. Maybe doze off at times. This makes me feel like I am lazy.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:52:43 AM »
Good morning everyone. This stretch if damp and rainy weather and low temperature is sure doing a job on me. Looks like it will be around a few more days. Have slept little the last few days. Spending most of the time laying on the couch with the remote close by and dozing on and off. Cna will be here soon and will be getting a back massage.. Just letting you know I am still alive.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:25:45 AM »
 Morning everyone, not up to sitting here this AM. Hope I can later,

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 05, 2018, 09:33:56 AM »
Good morning everyone, 50° now at 8:30. Rained most of the day yesterday with some real downpours at times. Sun shining now but forecasters say chance ot thunderstorms late in the day.

LLOYD  would love to send you some of the rain we have been getting.

JANE  last night the weather man said we were 20 degrees below the normal for this time of year.

LARRY  I have no idea who or why they want to change the name of a centuries bit or our history.

JUNE  I do not order groceries online often and every time I do I find something different on the site. Like you I wish they would stop doing that.

JENNY  another wonderful grandson for you.

Wonder if I can get some Zzzzs before my CNA gets here.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:20:49 AM »
You're Not in Control (But God Is)
(By Chuck Graham)
 
Control is a very interesting thing. When we're in it, we feel confident and secure. When we lose it, we become fearful and impatient. When we use it, we sense importance and power. When we're out of it, we are angry and unreasonable. And the more we claim it, the more we find we don't have it after all.
 
The other day I was making my own special pot of chili. I put all of the ingredients on the counter, separating them in their own little piles. I was in control. I got out my very sharp knife and carefully cut up the meat, chopped up the onions and bell peppers, and sautéed everything on the stove. I was using control. Then I sliced through the tomatoes and added them to the pot, along with just the right amount of spices. Not too much. I was exercising control. Now it was time for the main ingredients.
 
Chili peppers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large and sweet with just a little bit of a kick, and others will peel the paint off a new car. I was using peppers that were medium on the burn scale, but it was still important to be in control. That usually means frequently washing your hands as you handle the peppers as well as using a fan to ventilate the fumes. Usually, that's what that means. But I was in a hurry. So I went about slicing, de-seeding, and chopping the peppers into little bitty pieces.
 
Half way through this process I noticed that my left hand was tingling. Instead of washing my hands, I decided to speed things up. As the tingling increased to a noticeable irritation, skin turning red and that sort of thing, I worked even faster. About that time I also noticed an uncomfortable burning sensation in my throat, my nose was feeling a little funny, and my eyes were tearing up. But instead of turning on the fan, I rushed through the last of the chopping, gathered everything up, and dumped the load into my simmering pot. I smiled as tears rolled down my cheeks and said, "It is good."
 
Then suddenly something happened I had not planned on. I sneezed. One of those great big, from deep in your lungs kind of sneezes. And instantly I realized exactly what a dragon would feel like as the molten, skin-searing blast from the fiery depths of hell had just exploded through its nostrils.
 
It's hard to adequately describe the intensity of the burning I felt just then, mainly because I lost control. I grabbed a glass of water and threw it on my face. No help at all. I decided to stop breathing entirely, but that was only temporary relief. Then I got my handkerchief and blew my nose. Not sure why I did that, especially since it simply re-ignited the fire. Finally, as a last ditch effort, I hurried to the fridge. (At this point I would like to thank my Heavenly Father for allowing us to have one that makes ice, not in cubes, but in long, more oval shapes.) Reaching into the freezer I grabbed two rods of ice and shoved them up my nose. They were a little large but I didn't care because the burning stopped.
 
I retired to a comfortable chair in the den, a shaft of melting ice protruding from each nostril, and contemplated what had just happened. Might as well. I was in no shape to cook at the moment. And what occurred to me was while all that time I thought I was in control, it certainly didn't take long to completely lose it. One minute I'm chopping and stirring, the next I'm running around the kitchen with ice up my nose. Where did it all go wrong? Ah...when I became satisfied with my own ability.
 
We do that as Christians, too. Instead of looking to God to provide us His ability to exercise control, we forget about Him and try to make it in life using only our own. It doesn't work. There are too many things this world can throw at us. Too many frustrations and irritations; too many disappointments and broken dreams. Anger, fear, anxiety, pain, sorrow, confusion...there's just too much. But not for God!
 
"I know what it is to be in need and what it is to have more than enough. I have learned this secret, so that anywhere, at any time, I am content, whether I am full or hungry, whether I have too much or too little. I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me." Philippians 4:12-13 (TEV)
 
Let God be in control. He will give you the strength to face it all. And in that, there is great peace.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:20:14 AM »
Good morning everyone 46°. After a few days of it being hot and humid now it feels cold at 46 this morning. I think the big changes in the weather lately got to me yesterday. Supposed to be a drizzly day, too. Winter clothes will feel good but they are all put away now.  Ahh Mother Nature is sure being fickle this year.  I just heard that in Boston they are thinking of changing the name of Fanuel Hall. Crazy, That has been the name since the Revolution. I have been in there and you can tell it is a very old building. The stone stairs are worn down in the center where people have walked on them for centuries.

CALLIE  in Sab Diego my SIL put in a soaket hose for my daughter's garden. Worked like what your son installed in your flowers, timer and all. Hope things work out the way your #2 son wants.

JANE  I seldom use my microwave. Maybe because it is light so early now the dogs are messed up.

AMY  since I got up this morning we now have some of that liquid sunshine too. Would love to turn the heat on but it is off for the summer.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:11:08 AM »
A Scottish mother visits her son in his New York City apartment and asks, “How do you find the Americans, Donald?”

“Mother,” says Donald, “they’re such noisy people. One neighbor won’t stop banging his head against the wall, while the other screams and screams all night long.”

“Oh, Donald! How do you manage to put up with them?”

“What can I do? I just lie in bed quietly, playing my bagpipes.”

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 02, 2018, 09:10:25 AM »
Good morning everyone, yesterday was bad here. the humidity was up to 89% and the dew point was 78, same as the temperature. No sun at all yesterday either.I went outside and 2 minutes later I was back inside. Had the AC on the dehimidify selection and it was on thill half hour ago when I shut it off. Just heard local forecast and it will be more the same today and it is not even summer officially yet.

SHIRLEY  friends of my daughter had a Mulberry tree and gave my daughter a small one. After a year my SIL cut it down and dug up the roots. That was in San Diego. Their friends liked the tree because it shaded their house in the hot afternoons in San Diego. Would love to be with you in those beautiful mountains. Have heard nothing here on the news or anything about the router. I would not know a router so don't touch anything on the machine, had too many problems with it already.

LLOYD  great seeing your post. We do miss and worry about you when you do not post every day.

LARRY  we have a chance of thunderstorms late afternoon.  Most times that would clear the air but once in awhile it will be more humid after. I hope we do not have any 90s because the humidity would be unearable. My grandson had a bid on his house for more than he was asking about half an hour after it was listed. They found a house closer to my son but over the border into Mass. Bigger house and more land with houses not as close.

CALLIE  thought you left us, been too long since you posted. Congratulations to Emily. Would love to see your colorful flowers. They were late this year  putting the flower boxes and hanging baskets on the lamp posts. They missed Memorial day and pit them up on Thursday. Not very colorful this year, mostly purple petunias.

JUNE every day we wake up is a good day.

AMY  hope the coming week is much better for you. Send that 46° this way, PLEASE! It was 71° when I woke this morning and that was  5:30. Believe me I try not to think about my gack but the only time I don't feel it is when I sit or lay down. Cannot spend the rest of my life that way. Like you I don't like the protein with my "organic" fruit and veggies. If you read anything about what we should buy organic because of the sprays used I will keep soaking what I buy in vinegar and water and rinse them in running water after.

JANE  you ornery? That will never happen.

JOY  hot and humid is what it will be again today here.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:53:35 AM »
Saved the whole of this post from JOAN.

Try This

When you have an "I Hate My Job" day, try this.  On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson.  Be very sure you get this brand.

When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed.  Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair, open the package and remove the thermometer.  Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

Now the fun part begins.

Take out the literature and read it carefully.  You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested" .

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, "I am so glad I do not work in the Thermometer quality control at Johnson & Johnson."



Teacher
Author Unknown

Many years ago I had a teacher whose husband unexpectedly died suddenly of a heart attack.  About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.

As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, "Before class is over, I would like to share with all of you a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.  None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment.  Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day."

Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, "So I would like you all to make me a promise.  From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.  It doesn't have to be something you see - it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.

Please look for these things, and cherish them.  For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the stuff" of life.  The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy.  The things we often take for granted.  We must make it important to notice them, for at any time...  it can all be taken away."

The class was completely quiet.  We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently.  That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.  Go barefoot.  Or walk on the beach at sunset.  Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone.  For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.



Thought of the Day


The greatest gift you will ever receive is the gift of loving and believing in yourself.  Guard this gift with your life. It is the only thing that will ever truly be yours.

Tiffany Loren Rowe

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2018
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:51:51 AM »
Good morning everyone. didn't make it in yesterday, back acted up and could hardly move so sitting here was out. Laid on the couch most of the day. Now to catch up reading here.

CAROL  I always liked thr rust color. I like teal color

SHIRLEY  I would not know the router from anything else for a computer. My grandson is too busy right now to ask him. He just bought a new house and selling the one he has now. It was big enough whth just 2 of them but as their son gets bigger they need more room.

JUNE  it bothers me when I can do nothing. I sit and feel guilty when my CNAs do work for me. I feel guilty asking them to do things that I feel are my job. The 2 I have all the time are wonderful.

BUBBLE  thank you for the new book to write in for June. Love the graphic you posted.

JENNY  sad reading about the elk. Hope she and the calf made it.

JANE  you make me glad I do not have to worry about the upkeep for a car anymore.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 30, 2018, 08:09:04 AM »
Good morning everyone. Yesterday was the warmest so far and very few went outside. I did go out for a walk while waiting for my CNA and before the humidity got higher.

LARRY  the DD stores said they was not many requests for them. Before they stopped making them they started putting a thick chocolate frosting on them. I used to take a knife and scrape that chocolate off.

CAROL  would love to see your quilt with the southwest colors. I know my daughter would love it. She loves those colors. Now living in Arizona those are the colors she has been using in her hew home.

AMY  my SIL would use my daughter's relisn on almost every thing. Toward the beginning of the season and time to make more relish my daughter had to stop him from doing that if he wanted it to last till she made more. Her ingredients almost all came from her garden.

GLORIA de  great that the management where you live checks people out, no riff raff will get in and be loud and trouble makers.

JUNE  my neighbor has been here for years and has her AC in her bedroom window and at first when I heard it I could not figure  what the noise was. Now that I know it does not bother me.

SHIRLEY  wish you a relaxing time in Colorado mountains. Have a safe trip. I did get a chuckle with the doves flying backwards.

JOY  since I seldom get out anymore even going out for an appointment I get worn out.

JANE  hope today is a day you can stay home and rest doing just what you want.

AMY  going to be hot here again today. already into the low 70's.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 29, 2018, 08:48:55 AM »
Good morning everyone. Yesterday heat would have felt good to get the dampness out and today is to be in the 80's. Did go out for a short walk yesterday and had a winter jacket on.

GLORIA de  your brain is still working great to remember all you do.

JENNY  love Common Sense. I have saved that quite awhile ago. Sad how life has changed since we were young.

AMY  my daughter plants zucchini every year and makes relish with it. She sent me a jar of it and it was so much better tasting than anything bought.

Glad my CNA will be here later. I need the back massage she does. This one seems to always fing the spots that are bothering me the most.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:33:45 AM »

    Memorial Day

By Michelle Kiem

As we stand here looking
At the flags upon these graves
Know these flags represent
A few of the true American brave

They fought for their Country
As man has through all of time
Except that these soldiers lying here
Fought for your country and mine

As we all are gathered here
To pay them our respect
Let's pass this word to others
It's what they would expect

I'm sure that they would do it
If it were me or you
To show we did not die in vein
But for the red, white and blue.

Let's pass on to our children
And to those who never knew
What these soldiers died for
It's the least we can do

Let's not forget their families
Great pain they had to bear
Losing a son, father or husband
They need to know we still care

No matter which war was fought
On the day that they died
I stand here looking at these flags
Filled with American pride.

So as the bugler plays out Taps
With its sweet and eerie sound
Pray for these soldiers lying here
In this sacred, hallowed ground.

Take home with you a sense of pride
You were here Memorial Day.
Celebrating the way Americans should
On this solemnest of days.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 28, 2018, 11:31:34 AM »
Good morning every one, looks better this morning, overcast but not as gloomy looking as yesterday. We did get quite a bit of rain in the afternoon and I just stayed inside.

JOY  hope your picnic was not rained out yesterday. Just heard on local news that Maryland had a lot of rain and flooding yesterday.

JANE  glad Hats Off brought memories for you.

Gloria de  yes I do miss my lemon DD's Not many of that chain make the lemon ones any more.

JUNE  today we are having a cookout for the veterans living here, have 10 of them. This not from the company either.

AMY  busy day as always for you.

JANE  I couldn't get to sleep ladt night so got up and online and made a grocery order and because it was close to the tome to pay for more minutes on cell phone I did that. Got to bed after 2am.

LARRY  I know how your Pat feels My back has has been worse than ever  the past week. Only time it feels ok is when I lay down and I would get nothing done if that's all I did. At the veterans cemetery here they had buglers around it playing Taps in the rain. One was a vet from WW2 playing his bugle. Beau I don't  know how many were there bur they were s tanding an intervals around the 4 mile circle and each started  a little after the other.

SHIRLEY  Flag day is June 14th. On that day last year we had a birthday party here for a lady who  turned 100 on that  day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:06:05 AM »
Hats off!

The colors before us fly....

But more than the flag is passing by....

Sea fights and land fights grim and great,

Fought to make and save our state

Weary marches and sinking ships

Cheers of victory on dying lips,

Days of plenty and years of peace;

March of a strong land's swift increase;

Equal justice, right, and law,

Stately honor and reverend awe;

Sign of a nation, great and strong

To ward her people from foreign wrong:

Pride and glory and honor,-all

Live in the colors to stand or fall.

(Henry Holcomb Bennett)

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:02:41 AM »
Good morning everyone, 57°. After 2 days up in the 80s today right now is supposed to be the high. Rain at times and not nice on a holiday week end. Friday was in the nid 80s with a breeze but yesterday the humidity came in and the mid 80s again. Of course I only went out yesterday for about half an hour and came in and turned the AC on. Oh well we cannot have the weather we want, Mother Nature does what she wants.

LARRY  hope you get that prescription straightened out.

MARY ANN  I did not write that piece on Glogalization, it was sent to me.

JUNE  Victor Borge could really play the piano great but he sure can make fun with his playing and remarks.

JANE  the Italian grinder is the only one I ever get. Every thing but the onions. Thanks.

AMY  you and my daughter do laundry. She told me yesterday hers was dry before second load was done so she hung the second batch and folded the first load. The dry air and the wind her wash really dry fast. I wish I could hang mine out but cannot reach up to pin the clothes. There are clothes lines in the back and someone is always using them.

JENNY  not many visit graves on Menorial day these days. I doubt the younger generation has ever gone.

SHIRLEY  I had a job geting used to calling it Memorial instead of Decoration. Same with Veterans day instead of Armistice day. My family is scattered alll over the country and impossible to get to.

AMY  no scent of lilacs for me this year.  My son who has a lot of the gushes only had a few flowers this year and he wife picked all of them. When we had those darn gypsy nith caterpillas a few years ago they killed a lot of trees and bushes. My other son lost almot half his apple trees and again this year only a few that bloomed.

JANE  I have been to different homes where their dogs were frightened by fire works and thunder. some wanted to be close to their owners and others would shake and others would try to get under a couch. Sad to see them like that.

Have a good day.

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