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Introductions => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 10:54:58 AM

Title: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 10:54:58 AM



It's been a busy week in the Back Rooms of Seniors and Friends! 

Unfortunately, not all the news has been good.  :(  Please re-register and I'll approve you as quickly as I'm able.  Spread the word to everyone!

There are still glitches that we have to jump over but hopefully with all of your help, we'll try to get over them together.

Please leave a post too and tell us what discussions/topics you frequented regularly and we'll try to re-build the site as best we are able to do this.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 10:56:58 AM
 ::)   Yes, I know you all know this old girl! 

When you post a post, if you change the "Subject" above from "Tell us about Yourself!" to your name, that will help us.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: phyllis on March 29, 2016, 11:06:33 AM
I mostly post in Soda Shoppe and the cooking forum (I've forgotten the actual name...sorry ???)  If there is anything at all I can do to help, Pat, let me know. 
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Joy on March 29, 2016, 11:11:57 AM
Pat, yes, we all surely know you.  I am sure this all has been a big mess and I know all the "Friends" will so appreciate what you have done to get this site back.  It was almost like "loosing your best friend", these past couple days.

I am Joy, from central Maryland.  I  usually post in the Soda Shop, Norm's Bait and Tackle, the Photo groups, and a couple others now and then.  I love reading all the messages, but don't always post something.

I sure hope all the Friends will be able to figure out how to get back in. 

Joy
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: jane on March 29, 2016, 11:34:44 AM
jane here and it's good to see the site back.

I post in the Bosom Buddies and the other Health related folders and Money Matters.

I've let the other gals in our BB group know that the site is back and they need to re-register and we'll start all fresh and new.

Thanks for all the work, Pat and Michael!

jane
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: dapphne on March 29, 2016, 11:37:43 AM
Good Tuesday Morning Everyone...

I just got approved..   
I usually post in the Soda Shoppe   and Norm's Bait and Tackle.

Thanks for getting S&F back up and running again.
I will send a notification to my friends on Facebook that
need to sign up again.    I hope this helps.   
Sandy  Davidson,   aka "dapphne"
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: halkel on March 29, 2016, 11:40:12 AM
I posted a message but it got lost in the shuffle.  Once again, I thank Pat and Oldiesman for all the hard work they have put in getting us back on line.  I missed everyone.

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 12:19:42 PM
Pat, yes, we all surely know you.  I am sure this all has been a big mess and I know all the "Friends" will so appreciate what you have done to get this site back.  It was almost like "loosing your best friend", these past couple days.

I am Joy, from central Maryland.  I  usually post in the Soda Shop, Norm's Bait and Tackle, the Photo groups, and a couple others now and then.  I love reading all the messages, but don't always post something.

I sure hope all the Friends will be able to figure out how to get back in. 

Joy



Thank Joy!

I know that all the friends on here will hopefully help us in remembering what we had and that we decide to add to this site.

WELCOME HOME!!!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 12:20:32 PM
I posted a message but it got lost in the shuffle.  Once again, I thank Pat and Oldiesman for all the hard work they have put in getting us back on line.  I missed everyone.


WELCOME HOME, HAL!!!

Great to have you back with us.   Spread the word around!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 12:21:57 PM
Good Tuesday Morning Everyone...

I just got approved..   
I usually post in the Soda Shoppe   and Norm's Bait and Tackle.

Thanks for getting S&F back up and running again.
I will send a notification to my friends on Facebook that
need to sign up again.    I hope this helps.   
Sandy  Davidson,   aka "dapphne"



Great to see you!   Glad that you found us.  Yes, please pass the word around!

WELCOME HOME!!!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 12:23:39 PM
jane here and it's good to see the site back.

I post in the Bosom Buddies and the other Health related folders and Money Matters.

I've let the other gals in our BB group know that the site is back and they need to re-register and we'll start all fresh and new.

Thanks for all the work, Pat and Michael!

jane


Jane, great to see you found us.  We don't have email addresses to send folks emails announcing this so I guess it's "word of mouth".

WELCOME HOME!!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: June Drabek on March 29, 2016, 12:25:02 PM
Hi, dear hearts. Have I ever missed you. I started a mini diary, more or less to feel a part of you while we were down. Here is what I wrote 

Hi, dear hearts, Mar. 25 th.
   I am missing all of you so much, so decided to just go ahead and talk and will post it when possible. It really is hard being away from you, my Cyber Family. I have kept active. Our Friday Choir performance worked out beautifully. We had a large audience and we all enjoyed entertaining them. Dori came over early and she and I had a nice lunch downstairs with another choir member that is also a member of Gary and Dories Church. Gary arrived later but still ahead of the program. A Secretary from their Church was also a guest and I was so happy to meet Kathy afterwards . She has been a tremendous benefit to Gary as she was Secretary before Gary became Pastor, and a very wonderful help to him. Dori had to leave after the program to get some shopping done, and Gary came home with me to go over paper work I had saved for him to decide on. That is such a GREAT help to me. He thinks for me.

Today Mar. 26. has been a day of rest. I did go down for lunch, and will go to a Sing along program now, and then home for more reading and rest.

The Sing Along was great, but now it is time for bed. I wonder if  Vanilla knows we are down. I would not like her to worry that it is her computer. Good night dear hearts. I love you.

Easter Sunday…Good Church service. home to write letters, clean up paper work and just dawdle

Monday, the 28th. Still missing you all. Keeping you in Prayers. God grant you Peace and health. HUGS~~~~
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Denver on March 29, 2016, 12:28:32 PM
How nice to read your post, Sweet June.  I have sure missed you all and hope we can all be up and running soon!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JoanFL on March 29, 2016, 12:29:03 PM
It's so good to be back.  Thanks to those involved for all the hard work.  I post mostly in the Soda Shoppe and provide a "new edition" each day.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Marilyn on March 29, 2016, 12:33:33 PM
Hi This is Marilyn here, I usually post in Bosom Buddies. Did I spell Bosom right?
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lindancer on March 29, 2016, 12:35:03 PM
Hi, I have just been approved. I have always been in Soda Shop and Norms, deAngel (Gloria)  I had to change my name and password.  I am now Lindancer.

I am so happy to be back with all my firiends.  Thanks Pat and all others involed.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lindancer on March 29, 2016, 12:52:37 PM
June, I am so glad to see you here, along with our other friends.  I am now Lindancer, no longer deAngel, they could not find my name. So I have start all over.  I am just happy to be back
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Marilyne on March 29, 2016, 12:53:52 PM
Good to be back!  Looking forward to seeing Leisure Activities again.  Radioman and I are discussion leaders there. :)   
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 29, 2016, 01:00:02 PM
What happened? Was the place hacked?

I'd like to see Norm's Bait and Tackle forum rise from the ashes.

Norm, sadly, may be gone but our memories of him are not.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 01:10:41 PM
No, nothing was hacked. It's kind of technical as far as what happened but there was a series of hardware failures which resulted in the data from the old server getting corrupted and neither I nor the host had any backups (despite the fact that the host claimed they did nightly backups).
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 01:11:15 PM
Hi This is Marilyn here, I usually post in Bosom Buddies. Did I spell Bosom right?


Yes, you spelled "Bosom" correctly!  :)  It will be back!

WELCOME HOME!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 01:13:36 PM
What happened? Was the place hacked?

I'd like to see Norm's Bait and Tackle forum rise from the ashes.

Norm, sadly, may be gone but our memories of him are not.


Hi there!

I'm glad that you found your way back.  Michael is working so hard behind the scenes to get things listed as they were. 

Now, if you tell me what USER NAME you'd like we can remove the email address as your name.

Pat  :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: June Drabek on March 29, 2016, 01:34:14 PM
Pat, I can't tell you how very happy it makes me to see you posting again. God does answer our prayers. Is everything going well with you now? I pray so. I will never cease being Grateful to you and your husband for giving us this "home" again. Thank you for everything.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Beverly on March 29, 2016, 01:48:04 PM
Beverly here, checking in! I found it difficult to figure out how to register. It kept giving me the log-in when I clicked on "Register" but somehow I found my way.  :) I hope everyone is able to find us again. I'm so glad we're back even if it means starting with a clean slate. I have missed you all!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 01:50:11 PM
Just not as sharp as the rest of you.  It took me a couple of dozen attempts before I made it into your midst.  Now I'm going to take an Old Lady nap.  Entitled.

Dear, dear, dedicated and must be exhausted Pat, I have been and am and would like to be for a while yet just plain yours truly MaryPage.  That's my name and I own to it.  Hugs to you ___________

So I want MaryPage as my USER NAME.  And I only post in Bosom Buddies and Norm's Bait & Tackle.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 01:52:11 PM
Just not as sharp as the rest of you.  It took me a couple of dozen attempts before I made it into your midst.  Now I'm going to take an Old Lady nap.  Entitled.

Dear, dear, dedicated and must be exhausted Pat, I have been and am and would like to be for a while yet just plain yours truly MaryPage.  That's my name and I own to it.  Hugs to you ___________


What username do you want so you don't have to use your email address as your username?
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 01:53:53 PM
I'm baaack.  What was the horror film with that line?   :)

Anyway, here I am.  Remember me?  Good to see so many of our friends finding the way back.

We owe Michael huge thanks for all the work he's been doing and the time he has spent in order to get us running again.

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: MaryPage on March 29, 2016, 01:55:35 PM
OLDIESMANN, just plain MaryPage, please.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 02:02:46 PM
OLDIESMANN, just plain MaryPage, please.  Thank you!

Ok. Check your email shortly for instructions for logging in again, as changing your username also causes your password to be changed (due to the way that information is stored).
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Andie on March 29, 2016, 02:08:44 PM
Thank you, Pat and Oldiesman for getting us all together again.  We are all Newbies now!
I noticed there is no chatroom and that is where LaBrat, Alpiner, and I have met most every evening for years, with other friends dropping in occasionally.  We met at 9;30 pm, CDT, and welcomed any or all to join us.  Please, let us chat!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 02:10:59 PM
There is a chatroom actually. I just forgot to add the menu item for it. I'll do that shortly :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 29, 2016, 02:13:36 PM
so P here :) and very glad to be back.

I used to haunt these discussions:
Norm's Bait and Tackle, Classical Corner (Radioman's), Saying of the day, Old Sayings (Rammel's), Art page (Radioman's), Photos Now and Then, Birds place (Chocky's), Trivia games, and a few more games.  Also the Knitting place and the gardening forum.  Sorry but I don't remember the exact title.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: CallieOK on March 29, 2016, 02:38:14 PM
Same old Callie - just a new "ending" because the new LogIn said CallieK didn't exist and I had to re-register.

Love the new "emoticons".
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: diglady on March 29, 2016, 02:41:10 PM
Diglady here.

So glad to see the site up and running again. Mostly posted in the Political forum
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Shirley on March 29, 2016, 02:44:07 PM
Well, I don't handle getting lost & having to find my way back with any type of "computer" know how.... Been around the block & finally got home.  Thank you, Michael for shining the light & rescuing "the wild bunch". 

I check into the Soda Shoppe first thing & then on to Photos Then & Now (& all the sites under that)... when someone posts a link I go check that out but don't navigate too far from this home. I have loved the fact the Gallery has been working so well since it is easy to post photos from there.  I'm not going to hold my breath until all is back to normal because I'd be having a nervous breakdown if in your shoes. 

Pat, I've been worried about you, glad to see you post.... know we all appreciate what you do for us, thank you.

Three cheers for all the crew!   :smitten:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JaneS on March 29, 2016, 03:19:28 PM
HOORAY!  I found you!  I was able to register with my old info.  I didn't have to change my name or my password.  I sure hope that doesn't disappear on me.

I HAVE MISSED YOU, ONE AND ALL!  Please don't ever leave me again!  I just didn't know what to do with myself.  When I get upset I eat and WORK and if Joanie ever finds out about the WORK, she'll fill up my page in her book with demerits.

I mostly read and post in the Soda Shoppe with some deviations to some of the games and photos.  I'm sort of a "jack (or Jill) of all trades.  I LOVE IT ALL!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 29, 2016, 03:20:04 PM
What happened? Was the place hacked?

I'd like to see Norm's Bait and Tackle forum rise from the ashes.

Norm, sadly, may be gone but our memories of him are not.


Hi there!

I'm glad that you found your way back.  Michael is working so hard behind the scenes to get things listed as they were. 

Now, if you tell me what USER NAME you'd like we can remove the email address as your name.

Pat  :)

Thanks on the info on what happened, Oldiesmann.

Thanks, Pat. I'd like to return as deedee. Tried to change the username, obviously I couldn't.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 29, 2016, 03:21:27 PM
Shirley, I think we could consider Pat to be our Guardian Angel since it is thanks to her that we can all regroup and be together. 
I felt lost these last days, not able to drop in and see/read about all my friends.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 03:50:23 PM
deedee - got you changed.   :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 29, 2016, 03:51:39 PM
deedee - got you changed.   :)

Thanks, Jeanne Lee!

Shame on whatever happened, to create so much work for you all.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Mary Ann on March 29, 2016, 03:53:12 PM
I had a hard time registering, kept getting a message that I didn't exist.  I couldn't even change my user name to Mary Ann, which I should do.  I posted mostly in Norm's Bait & Tackle and Soda Shoppe, but I put my 2c worth in Classical Corner, Cooking folder, Garden folder, actually anything that had something of interest to me. 

It's nice to see so many familiar names back again.  Thanks Pat and Oldiesman for all of your hard work.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 03:54:10 PM
Deedee - Keeps life from being boring!   ;D  And I always did love a challenge!   :2funny:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: CallieOK on March 29, 2016, 05:47:14 PM
There used to be a way to set your Profile so your name didn't show every time you went into a Forum.   I liked the anonymity of being able to read some Forums in which I will never post.

I don't remember on what page I found statistics at the bottom that listed everyone who had signed in during the past 60 minutes (or whatever time frame it was).  Don't like this, either.

We don't all need to know what everybody else is doing......IMHO, of course.   :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: dapphne on March 29, 2016, 06:00:26 PM
I have been looking for that too,  Callie,
and I do believe that that option is not offered
in this new version,  or they  have chosen not
to turn it on.

"What ever will be,  will be"  !   
Sandy
 :crazy2:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 06:07:06 PM
To keep your online presence hidden, go to your profile, click on "Modify Profile", "Account Settings" and make sure there is no check mark in "Show others my online status".
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Oldiesmann on March 29, 2016, 06:17:42 PM
I've turned off the option to show who's viewing a board or post. Hope that helps!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Pat on March 29, 2016, 06:23:48 PM
Shirley, I think we could consider Pat to be our Guardian Angel since it is thanks to her that we can all regroup and be together. 
I felt lost these last days, not able to drop in and see/read about all my friends.



Awww....  you are so kind.  Know who I'm going to see tomorrow and go out for supper with?  Paul and I are going to London and we're going to take Don out for supper.  Thought you'd like to know!

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Mary Ann on March 29, 2016, 06:31:26 PM
Pat - or someone - can you change my user name to Mary Ann?  I have always signed my posts with my name, but many people don't look that far and I am addressed as "matock" which is fine, but I do have a name and I'd like people to use it.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 07:01:10 PM
Done, Mary Ann.   ;)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Shirley on March 29, 2016, 07:11:44 PM
Bubble, it is SO good to be back & I totally agree that Pat is our Guardian Angel & better add Michael to that post, too. 

Jane, I think I must have put on 5 pounds eating since I couldn't visit with anyone in here... thank goodness we had
e-mail to buzz around on to see if anyone got in before "ME". 

I did go into my Profile but couldn't get changes made at the time & will be patient until back to normal.  Ah, Callie, I see you remembered why I couldn't get the job done, thanks! The important part is "The Gang's All Here!"  If we notice someone missing & have e-mail for them... send a message with a trail back, please?   :smitten:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: CallieOK on March 29, 2016, 07:13:09 PM
To keep your online presence hidden, go to your profile, click on "Modify Profile", "Account Settings" and make sure there is no check mark in "Show others my online status".

In my Profile, there is no line reading "Show others my online status" under Modify Profile/Account Settings.

Thanks, Oldiesmann for turning off the option to see who's viewing.   :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: alpiner1 on March 29, 2016, 07:26:13 PM
Hi I'm alpiner1
I post in Homemaking & Needlework , mini challenge & also the chat room .
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 08:16:13 PM
Callie, I think you may not have scrolled far enough down.  It was there - I removed the check mark for you, so you should be "hidden" from now on.   :)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: angelface555 on March 29, 2016, 08:30:27 PM
 :) Hi Angel or angelface here and I too am glad to be back although I miss all the things we lost, especially from those who've passed on. I agree that Pat and Michael are deeply appreciated for all the work they do for us!

I post normally on Norm's B&T, computer Q and A and other computer threads, photography sites and games such as trivia and other quizzes. I sometimes looked at the cooking thread and pretty much all over at times.

I like the new smilies but miss some of the old like the chicken dance, pouring coffee and the balloons.

I'm glad to be back!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: dapphne on March 29, 2016, 08:32:54 PM
Jeanne,  I also could not find it..   Would you please do mine,  also.
Thank you so much.
Sandy aka dapphne
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 08:36:07 PM
OK, Sandy/Dapphne!  You're now invisible.   :D
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: dapphne on March 29, 2016, 08:39:48 PM
Thank you so very much, 
"invisible me"   

:crazy2:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: angelface555 on March 29, 2016, 08:51:21 PM
 :( I'm having trouble setting the time. As of right now you have 8:49 pm and my time is 4:51 pm.

I also would like to be invisible and it doesn't show up on my modify profile.

Thanks
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: GrnMtnGal on March 29, 2016, 08:52:25 PM
I posted in a couple of the forums occasionally, but haven't done so for some time now.  Actually wouldn't have known of problems here had I not seen Sandy's post on Facebook.  I know this site is very important to many who tend to keep in touch on a daily basis.  Good to see it refurbished.😊
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 29, 2016, 09:00:29 PM
Hi Everyone
Kevin (Kelly) reporting in to S&F.

I live I think you all know on the Isle of Man.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 29, 2016, 09:01:25 PM
Hi
Just to thank Pat and Oldiesmann for all the sterling work they do for us.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on March 29, 2016, 09:16:53 PM
Angel, you should be invisible now.  I've also tried adjusting the time for you.  Let me know if it's still not right.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: June Drabek on March 29, 2016, 10:25:05 PM
I sneaked in again, happily. I am so enthralled being back with all of you again, I can't quit gabbing. I first came to Senior Net in 1997. It was advertised in our little local paper of Hemet News. My favorite spot has always been "Bis' Nest" or now Soda Shoppe. I also like Bait and Tackle, Games, Medical problems, Politics, and others, but my favorite is Soda Shoppe. I have so many thankful, happy memories, and so grateful that Pat and her husband have kept our family of friends together. Thank you.....everyone !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 30, 2016, 10:40:03 AM
Good Morning all.  So pleasant to see you all getting back again.
Our big family is coming together again  :D
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JoanFL on March 30, 2016, 10:58:47 AM
Nice to see many folks finding their way back.  Thank you, Michael and all who helped.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lindancer on March 30, 2016, 12:06:52 PM
Good afternoon on a sunny day here in NY.
  Just checkin g in to see all my friends.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JoanFL on March 30, 2016, 12:14:42 PM
Hi Linedancer/deAngel.  Sure is good to hear from you.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: tuckyquilter on March 30, 2016, 02:52:08 PM
I'm new and have been trying to post in the Introduce Yourself.  Don't get a tab to Start New Post.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 30, 2016, 03:06:46 PM
You need to click on reply to start a new post... Or isn't that what you meant?

Welcome to Seniors and Friends tucky quilter.
I am sure you will have lots to tell us in 'the Yarn, Needles and Crafts' discussion which is  here

 http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=40.msg318#msg318 (http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=40.msg318#msg318)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: alpiner1 on March 30, 2016, 03:20:16 PM
We knew a man who said he was a descendant & heir to the throne of The Isle of Man . He & his wife put on a large dinner party at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego announcing it . They were both royally dressed too .  He requested a meeting with Queen Elizabeth but it was denied . It was sad .  He had hoped they could move there & be reining  the island . As I understand the position he hoped to have doesn't exist any more .
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: tuckyquilter on March 30, 2016, 03:23:14 PM
Hi!  I'm new to this site.  I'm primarily a quilter, but know how to do almost all of the needle arts.  I'm retired and loving it. I quilt with my local guild, Quilts of Valor, Project Linus and a group at a local hospital, Quilting Angels, sponsored by the Chaplains office where we make quilts for the terminally ill. Family keeps the quilt as a memorial to their loved one.
I love the CHAT aspect as I often do that while I sew.
I live in Southern California.  Hoping to see a Forum group for Quilters.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 30, 2016, 07:05:08 PM
Hi alpiner
The chap who said he was a descendant and heir to the  throne of  the Isle of Man has been saying that for years.

First of all, there is no throne or regal monarch on the Island.  Her Majesty the Queen is what we call the Lord of Mann.  We are a crown dependency and have a someone who represents Her Majesty the Queen and has an official residence on the Island.

And you do not request a meeting with the Queen.  You are granted an audience with the Queen. He seems to have no knowledge of the official procedure or system of  affairs of state in the United Kingdom or the Isle of Msn.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 30, 2016, 07:06:43 PM
Hi tuckyquilter
Welcome to Seniors and Friends.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: maryc on March 30, 2016, 09:03:53 PM
maryc here.   Sorry about the website troubles for those who do the "fixin".   I thought my PC was causing me trouble! :crazy2:   Thanks for all your efforts to get us back together.

I've enjoyed the forums on gardening,  cooking, knit/crochet and of course the Library Shelf.   I look in on some of the others but these are my specials and do miss our friends when we can't get in.   
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 30, 2016, 09:05:44 PM
Hi Maryc
Welcome to the new site.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sandy on March 30, 2016, 09:14:07 PM
Just checking in with my new name:
(used to be dapphne)

Have a great day,  everyone!
sandy
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on March 30, 2016, 11:19:52 PM
Hi everybody, Sato is back right now.  I have been a stray sheep.  Jeanne Lee helped me arrive here. Thanks for her kind advice.
Spring has sprung in Yokohama, Japan.  Various blossoms and flowers have already opened here and there.  Took photos and arranged them into a video as follows.  Please check it in full screen on your PC.


https://vimeo.com/160711711

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Radioman34 on March 31, 2016, 12:01:38 AM
Just getting in line with all the other 'old'  'newbies'. I had to modify my name slightly in order to register again, but hardly enough for anyone to notice.  It's great to see everyone pulling together.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on March 31, 2016, 12:28:29 AM
Pat, please set a new forum instead of the former "Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos".
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 06:02:51 AM
It is great to see  everyone coming back.  Welcome back friends!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 07:41:43 AM
Hi Bubble
Yes it is great to see our friends back on S&F.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 08:04:18 AM
Hi Kelly...
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Gloria on March 31, 2016, 09:11:53 AM
Gloria (Glor31) checking in. Was so happy to get back into the Soda Shoppe and our cyber "family" I missed this sighing in. The Sod Shoppe and the Card Shop are mostly where I post.

PAT  thank you and Oldiesman-Michael for all you did to get the site back up and running. I doubt I ever had a more boring week end away from S&F. You have brought us back together again. Thanks.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on March 31, 2016, 09:14:31 AM
Gloria, are you preparing some PSP for posting?  That is what I did when  I could not access.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 10:55:52 AM
It's good to see so many "old" friends back in S&F.  Sato, your flowers are beautiful.  Are these in the yard around your house? 

I have been retired nearly 30 years; hardly seems possible.  We are having rain right now and from radar looks like we'll have a storm.  I do not expect that we'll have the weather they've been having west and south.

I post mostly in Norm's Bait & Tackle and the Soda Shoppe, but I put my 2c worth in other forums if I want to say something.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lindancer on March 31, 2016, 12:30:35 PM
Good afternoon, Sato, I always enjoy your beautifl flowers


Glad to see you MaryC

Gloria de
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 31, 2016, 01:40:16 PM
It's good to see so many "old" friends back in S&F.  Sato, your flowers are beautiful.  Are these in the yard around your house? 

I have been retired nearly 30 years; hardly seems possible.  We are having rain right now and from radar looks like we'll have a storm.  I do not expect that we'll have the weather they've been having west and south.

I post mostly in Norm's Bait & Tackle and the Soda Shoppe, but I put my 2c worth in other forums if I want to say something.

Mary Ann



I post mostly in Norm's Bait & Tackle

Same here, although I hadn't been up to the task since he passed. I just didn't have the heart.

Am I correct in that ALL of the old posts in B&T are now evaporated, including those from Norm himself? How sad.

I give a LOT of credit to those who keep this place going, I know I don't have the patience or guts for it.

I have been retired nearly 30 years; hardly seems possible. 

Amazing, isn't it? I've been retired 7 years and since my former company is Satan incarnate, I couldn't be happier to be out. I was FIRED for being too old and too well paid (figuratively, of course, since the men my age were paid MUCH more), so I wish my old company nothing but the worst. I was FIRED, then threatened with no severance unless I taught my old job to a woman from the Philippines. Yup, Satan incarnate, and apologies to Satan.

I don't dare go to the political forums, for obvious reasons.  ;D

BOY, am I glad this place is back. If not for my dog, I can't say where I'd be.


Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 01:52:58 PM
Finely found where you were all hiding.  Looks like I am a Newbie again.  Need to find out how to put a new Avatar in along with putting a shortcut on my desktop.  I have instruction some place

Oh!  spell check not working here.Can't manage without that. It took awhile before it got going in the previous forum.

Some of the Forums are shorter now. We really don't need some of the subjects that had not been used for years. I sort of jump around into a dozen . Mostly the busy ones.

The Tech's did a good fast job setting us up again. Thanks
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: JeanneP on March 31, 2016, 01:55:46 PM
Now is there still a HOW TO.? The place were instructions for doing different things were.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Mary Ann on March 31, 2016, 01:58:33 PM
Hi Deedee - yes, Norm has been gone four months now.  Dot keeps busy and doesn't sit around and mope, not that she would anyway.  Dot goes out to lunch with Tom, Terry and me and sometimes Terry's wife is able to join us.  This is a weekly thing. 

Dot has three great-grandsons and sees one often.  The other two, twins, live in Texas.  Norm had one great-granddaughter, born after he died but he knew she was on the way. We haven't seen her because the family lives near Lansing MI.

Regarding retirement, time flies when you're having fun - whether seven or thirty years.  It's a shame how you HAD TO retire.  I worked for a utility in the office and it was a great company to work for, however, they catered to shareholders at the end whereas they used to cater to their customers.  We had one big happy family for many years.  All I ask of them today is to get my pension in the bank and that they do!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 31, 2016, 03:10:07 PM
Thanks, Mary Ann. I can't believe it's been four months already. I am glad Dot is doing okay.

True about retirement. I loved every minute of my working years when IBM was a family, but the last two years were a horror. The Gulag had nothing over IBM. I was angry for quite awhile after getting FIRED, but I couldn't be happier now.

Ditto, as long as I get my pension (they stole my retiree medical), I don't have any interest in them at all anymore.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Radioman34 on March 31, 2016, 03:16:08 PM
Jenny, retirement is wonderful; I wish I had done it 50 years ago :D  I never had the same ignominious end to my employment as you, by the workplace environment was poisoned by a strike and it was no longer a happy place to work. As soon as my mortgage was cleared I took an early retirement and don't regret it for a moment.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 07:07:22 PM
Hi Radioman34
I retired last year, although I had to retire from work with a disability ten years ago.

But how did we find time to do everything while we were working as little time for anything now as always something to do that takes most of our time up!

kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on March 31, 2016, 08:13:54 PM
Hi Radioman34
I retired last year, although I had to retire from work with a disability ten years ago.

But how did we find time to do everything while we were working as little time for anything now as always something to do that takes most of our time up!

kelly

Isn't it amazing, Kelly? I helped bring home the bacon for 33 years and cook it up in a pan. Now I barely have the strength (and patience) in cooking up the bacon.

Ah, youth.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on March 31, 2016, 08:48:24 PM
Hi deedee
Yes ah youth.

But we still can cook and post on S&F!

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on March 31, 2016, 09:22:40 PM
JeanF from Florida is now so busy on her moving to a new house, and asked me to tell members as this:
" I can't seem to register so tell everyone I said hi." 
ET, please tell her how to register. Her address:   ocalafeller@me.com


Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on March 31, 2016, 09:34:39 PM
Administrator, would you please open a forum like the former "Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos"?  Do look forward to it.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Johann Mc on March 31, 2016, 11:36:54 PM
Gotta get my name back in the pot - Johann Mc.  I don't get to the forums everyday since I stay busy helping my husband get where he needs to go.  He isn't driving anymore since his accident in January 2015 and this has been a busy week since he had outpatient surgery yesterday to remove a cyst.  Hopefully it will check out OK.

I usually post in the Bait and Tackle Shop and it's good to see that some of our regulars have found their way back here. 

Kelly, I thought about you and am glad you found us again.

Thanks to Pat and all the others who helped restore the site!  Some of us have been together for a long time!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 01, 2016, 05:28:05 AM
Hi Johann Mc
Thanks for thinking about me.

I found S&F as have most of us.

Enjoy your day.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 01, 2016, 05:47:34 AM
Sato, there are no special instructions, just need to re-register on the site.  We all are having some pains doing it as the site usually does not recognize the name.  But we need to insist!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: deedee on April 01, 2016, 12:12:52 PM
I know I didn't do anything, so it must be a function of this new site.

When I click on my bookmarked url, it now automatically opens to the last message I read.

Well done, Admin. Thank you.  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Nita H on April 01, 2016, 12:50:28 PM
Hi all.  I used to be nitainoregon...now just Nita H. :)   

I came looking to see what everyone has been up to, and came back just in time.  I forget not everyone is on Facebook.  Although I seldom post, just read, it does feel good to see the same names that have been here for so long.

I have been trying to sit at my desk more...and peeking into PSP files.  I will be popping in there if the group is still here.



Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sandy on April 01, 2016, 12:57:33 PM
Hi Nita, 

Good to see you!!!   

Sandy
 :crazy2:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 05:13:37 AM
Nita good to see you.

I am hoping the PSP discussion will be opened soon.  I have a few that I would like to post there, and so does Gloria I believe.  AngelFace too is ready to go back to creating in PSP and she has a great imagination with it.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on April 02, 2016, 07:07:45 AM
I'd like to put in "time and weather" thingy at the bottom of my posting space.  How could I do it?
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:23:00 AM
Hi Sato
Not sure on the weather and time myself!

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 07:45:56 AM
The pro for that is Rammel, I didn't manage to do it as it seems harder for those not in the USA
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:52:08 AM
Hi Bubble
I miss my Manx flag!

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 07:54:56 AM
I used to be able to put the Congo flag with my country (Israel) but that is not possible now.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:58:16 AM
Hi Bubble
Lovely country Israel

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 08:11:22 AM
You think so?  Have you visited here?
I miss the autumn colors of Europe and also the wide spaces of Africa.
This is such a tiny country.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 08:17:12 AM
Hi Bubble
I have been to Morroco

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 08:22:17 AM
Not similar at all, except maybe for the black coffee!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Sato on April 02, 2016, 09:01:37 AM
Rammel, would you please put in TIME WEATHER thingy on my column?
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 02:03:32 PM
Hi
I drink tea :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 03:29:25 PM
latte for me.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 04:10:12 PM
Actually tea and biscuits :)

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 02, 2016, 04:15:46 PM
well Latte and petit four would be OK
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Molly on April 02, 2016, 06:24:57 PM
Sure is great to be able to read the messages from many friends.  I've spent the past few days having Irish temper attacks thinking my computer was working against me! Very glad to finally find out that I have access again.  Many thanks to those who contacted me and said "Hi Molly."

BUBBLE - Any chance you are coming to our part of the Planet to visit even if only briefly?  I've be very happy to share some of Mohamed's Egyptian Tea or my Persian Tea with you.

Our family is getting ready for my son ("Chaps") to move along to his next international military post in KOREA.  Prayers for his safety and well-being will be much appreciated.

Mohamed is preparing for the final exams which his several hundred University students in Egypt will be given in a couple of weeks and then - hopefully - have the energy to grade and record all those on record.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!

Mahlia (Molly)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 07:11:20 PM
Hi Molly
Welcome to S&F

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lindancer on April 02, 2016, 08:08:18 PM
Molly, glad you found us, glad to see you.  Prays still go to your family

Gloria de (deAngel)
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 02, 2016, 08:54:45 PM
Hi Lindancer
Just realised your name change.

How are you?

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 03, 2016, 03:15:18 AM
Hi Molly good to see you made the transition.
Come to US again? I'm afraid now it is  in the realm of dreams.
Too far, too difficult I am afraid.
I would love better to go back to Egypt and find some traces of my grand mother/father who came to Cairo as  young  couple and are buried there. We tried in vain to find their resting place when we visited in '83.  My mother was born there and studied  in The Alliance School.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Molly on April 03, 2016, 11:57:07 AM
Hi Bubble - Thanks for your welcome to this new site!  As I began to read your message, the phone rang and Mohamed was calling from Egypt.  I smiled as I read your post to him and asked "are you ready to meet one of our long-time friends?"  His Family home is in Giza (near the Pyramids), but he recently bought a new apartment in Cairo and teaches at a small university there.

It's really great to have this site working for all of us.  I truly missed not being able to interact with SN Friends.  Now if I could only figure out how to get a photo alongside my posts!  I seem to recall that many years ago I sent a photograph in the regular Mail to one of the SN Ladies and she added it to my posts, then returned the photo to me.  Perhaps I could do that again.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Jeanne Lee on April 03, 2016, 12:34:13 PM
Molly, no need for that.  If you have a photo on your computer you want to use with your name, just attach it to an email to me and I'll be glad to take care of it for you.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself! Hello again, everyone! This is MeriJo
Post by: MeriJo on April 11, 2016, 10:43:45 PM
It's nice to see so many familiar names.  Thanks, Pat, and Oldiesman, for all your work in setting up this site again.

I usually post on "Talk About Politics."   Politics in the country has been so heated that I have taken a break from getting the latest information.

Hope all of you are well and cheerful.  I'm in California, and we've had enough rain to green up the grass and enough snow on the Sierra to help the water table some.

Greetings to all!
MeriJo
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 12, 2016, 07:38:11 AM
Hi MeriJo
Good to see your post and see you on the new seniors and friends


Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: halkel on April 12, 2016, 10:01:55 AM
Mary, welcome home.  Now get yourself over to Politics where you belong.... ;D
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 12, 2016, 10:59:16 AM
Hi Hal
Your right the politics site is not the same without Mary.

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Emma on April 15, 2016, 03:05:47 PM
Glad to be back with Seniors & Friends. I posted under the name Emily, but since I had trouble signing in I changed to Emma and it was excepted, so Emma it is.

Emma
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: so_P_bubble on April 16, 2016, 01:47:47 AM
Hi Emma, welcome back!  I hope to "see" you in some of our interesting discussion. It's fun.
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 16, 2016, 02:55:29 PM
Hi Emma
Welcome back to seniors & friends

Kelly
Title: Rutumi
Post by: rutumi on April 26, 2016, 03:38:48 PM
Just wanted to check in. I see some names have been changed; my old one seemed to have made it, and even my password! I'm still most interested in photography, but have been posting mostly in the Mini-challenges. Otherwise I'm doing a lot of archeological (read: genealogical) work, hitting brick walls  :crazy2: often, but in between I like to see what's going on the games section (words, words, words!  :smitten:).

Love "listening" to all you cool people, and would miss that terribly if this site were irreparably gone!
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Kelly on April 26, 2016, 10:00:06 PM
Hi rutumi
Good to see your post.

Will you post in the word games?

Kelly
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Marilyne on April 27, 2016, 12:01:28 AM
Hi rutumi -
Good to have you back with us.  I've enjoyed seeing the unique photos you've posted in the various challenges, over the years.  Looking forward to more! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: AnnieA on July 21, 2016, 04:54:35 PM
I just got in after one of S&Fs regular posters told of your crash in March.  I asked about Persian and told me that she now goes by Molly and is usually in BB.  Now I can't find that discussion on your list of links. I was in this morning and posted to Molly , MaryZ and MaryPage.
I posted on the Back Porch and a prayer site plus Organic Living which I assume has been joined with Diane's discussion which belong together anyway.
I was Adoannie and Ann Alden on SN and here.  So now I am AnnieA here, Adoannie on SL.
Thanks to Pat and Oldiesman for bringing S&Fs back to life!  I missed all the warmth and friendliness that  I felt here.
Ann Alden
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: jane on July 21, 2016, 07:30:25 PM
Annie...Bosom Buddies (BB) is in the Medical folder as most of us there are breast cancer survivors.

Here's a link:

http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?topic=5.870

Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 22, 2017, 06:09:14 AM
well Last evening my G D ran a clean up ? on this computer took out all old stuff. is faster again but it took out lot of stuff I knew how to go and do.

Hope I reply again. seen Denver late post but cant do reply,another learning curve.

Lloyd
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 22, 2017, 06:12:16 AM
Good Morning everyone. wish you all a great day.

Lloyd
Title: Re: Tell us about Yourself!
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 30, 2017, 07:44:30 AM
I can view soda shop today but have no reply there?

Lloyd