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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 15,2018
« on: March 16, 2018, 04:10:29 PM »
We are invited to an early supper - this is the 2nd day of 3 total days celebrating a friend's birthday on St. Patrick's Day.  Her name is Pat.  Today will be tacos and tomorrow cake and ice cream.  Yesterday, we had her and one daughter over for hours of visiting outdoors - today is cool. 

Jenny:  Sorry for the news on Tripp - how devastating for the family to endure such a long time of his hospitalization then all end.  We are to believe there is a reason and perhaps more medical knowledge can be gained from this sacrifice.  What a shock for you regarding Bob's open wound.  Glad you have your expert and we hope Bob is recuperating quickly. 

I baked two heavy loaves of pumpkin cranberry bread and will freeze them to be ready for company. 


Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 15,2018
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:44:07 PM »
roley:  You are here now and this is Prime Time!!!!

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 14, 2018, 12:37:38 PM »
Keith:  Thanks again for the update on Gloria de - your terrific auntie.  Your messages are very welcome. 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 13, 2018, 07:44:39 PM »
Keith:  Thank you for taking time to send a message on your aunt Gloria's condition.  We wish her a quick recover and send up prayers.

Jane:  Lily is such a lovely name - for a wonderful dog. 

Gloria:  Colorado could use that heavy snow.  The powers in the state want to have winter Olympics - I say, you cannot count on the snow.  The powers are blind to reality anyway and usually financially benefit from any of their "ideas". 

Jenny:  Bless Bob!  With all the good news about his skin cancer, it is a wonderful thing that it can be removed.  Hang in there!  No one promised us a smooth road in our lives.

Callie:  You have a pear tree?  I sure miss the one we had in our yard when I was growing-up.  Mom used to can a lot of pear and we would just climb the tree and eat one right there. 

We have taken the bird feeder in the back yard down.  The javelina knocked it over and spilled seeds on the ground.  About two dozen quail are dancing in the desert right now and the other birds are baffled.  Don took a long walk after our time spent at the VA and we are just going to have a quiet evening. I left a long-winded lecture early - it was on genealogy.   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:19:45 AM »
Today, Don and I will visit the VA for a walk-in appointment. I hope to get to a genealogy lecture this afternoon.  We shall see. He has signed us up for more lectures this fall so we will do the routine of driving home at the end of April. 
Jane:  One of my Swedish grandmothers was named Emma - and she came to America from upper northern Sweden at the age of 19 - in charge of two younger brothers. If they have another girl, they can name her Lily - my other grandmother.   :)  Snow only on the grass - heaven!

Larry:  Taking a pill before a test can happen so easily.  It just seems that there are so many "reminders" to answer to these days. 

I read that our brains need a full 7 hours of sleep and last night began to take the full sleeping pill instead of 1/2 pill.  I did sleep longer.  For decades, (try raising 4 children, work, and taking classes) I never slept even 6 hours a night. 

My neighbor fell at the grocery store - she walked away from her cart and did not take her cane.  She is a sweet woman and lives alone - very independent so we are careful to not intrude but just check on her.   


Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 12, 2018, 06:35:32 PM »
There is no DST in Arizona.  However, of two large reservations one has a change and one does not.  There are no street lights here except on the main roads so it is very dark.  We can check out stars and planets.

MaryAnn:  Cursor is a perfect name for the little devil. 

Two sons and one DIL have fierce colds and our DIL had to take a plane trip yesterday but she was not contagious at this stage.

Thankful today - I was able to plant two sticky cactus (cacti is plural) in a clay pot without re-injuring my hand from the last prickly episode. 

Jane:  Overnighting  some Get Up and Go to you!  Hang in there.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:55:56 AM »
  Lloyd:  Sorry, I meant June's story.  This is what happens when I get interruptions.  I never sleep a full 7 hours - wishing you very good health and look forward to your interesting stories from home.

We are awaiting a roofing company check - there was a leak for about one day over the back bathroom.  This is a tile roof and we don't know how to fix something so different.

My mother's dad lived in a small village on a lake in Minnesota.  Every winter, they cut blocks of ice and kept all the loads covered in hay.  This lake is so clear that the ice has been used for the winter carnival in "the cities" - Minneapolis, St. Paul.  I have cousin who cut ice just for the carnival and they have been featured on t.v. and newspapers.  It is a tough job.

Larry:  The colds around here have lasted longer than normal and have been tough to handle. So far, Don and I have kept away from some gatherings and now doors and windows are open so fresh air can cleanse the house air.  Best wishes for your pacemaker check. We unplug a lot of things just to help reduce electrical cost but for safety as well. 

Amy:  Have you been asked to resew hems for anyone?  Once, a woman I had only met at church came to my door with a stack of her slacks and asked me to hem them - I didn't take the whole stack.

Now the temperature is averaging almost ten degrees above normal and we are wondering just what is ahead this year.  I am still allergic to something in this air.   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:25:54 PM »
Lloyd:  Cute joke - Shirley is still laughing. 

It is so interesting to read notes from around the world.  Different living conditions, weather and all sorts of news. 

A chicken carcass with a lot of meat is simmering in the crock pot for soup.  The weather is beginning to warm a bit in Tucson - Jenny:  You would like this temperature as it doesn't get as hot as Phoenix. 

Don just returned from a walk - he met a javelina scooting by and that is a bit unusual in daylight.  Both son and DIL have rough colds - so far no flu.

We are all different:  we are all the same.   :)


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:54:41 PM »
Bubble and Don:  Great pictures - Bubble, you have the sweetest smile.  It looks very safe in Israel!

Jack:  Goldens are so great.  We have great family stories about our Golden.  Sad day here as middle son had his dog put to sleep - Loki (Norse God of Mischief).

Gloria:  It was nice to see snow in the hills.  The Rocky Mountains are so low in snow depth that it could be a serious problem. 

Callie:  Nice that everything is safe in your house once more.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: March 01, 2018, 11:01:55 AM »
It is so good to read your notes - kudos to Carolyn for returning.

Joy:  I will google your ornament site.  Still need to finish some other projects - we visit a lot here and go anywhere at the drop of a hat so not much gets accomplished. 

We will pick our daughter up at the airport in about an hour.  She visits here once a year and of course, often when we are home.  There is some snow on the Tucson mountains and it sure will not last long.  It is a beautiful sky and wonderful winter view this morning. 

Coffee is hot and I baked brownies.  Help yourself!

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:52:40 PM »
Mary Ann:  I found Elba, Minnesota.  It is very close to the Mississippi and a 2 hour drive from St. Peter (where one grandson goes to school).  We have a lot of relatives all over the state and last year spent time in 4 separate areas. 

June:  You wrote a very nice message. 

Jenny: We have exactly the same one ($35) and it just doesn't bring in all of the channels.  We can see the mountain with the tower and it still does not work as well as it should.  But - this is more than we ever had years ago. 

Carolyn:  What is happening in your part of the world?   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: February 25, 2018, 02:28:11 PM »
Thank you for posting Jo Lavelle's address.  I know of a family in Minnesota with the same last name. 

Jenny:  We have an antenna here but it isn't as strong as we would like.  Could you send me the brand you bought - I am sure Don paid less.  I should go and exercise there when I get home too.   

Mary Ann:  123 years ago - that would really be a different lifestyle. 

Gloria:  The year we had 4 teenagers - I drove through the garage door backing out - worked full time too.  It was organized confusion.  ----do what your body tells you - rest well and often. 

June:  Always good to read your posts. 

Jane: Congrats to the winners.  Two Scotties - cute little ones.  I wish... but we have critters in the area. 

Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:43:34 PM »
Reading the posts of those who lost their doctors when coverage changed.  I had a dilemma just a few months ago.  So, I went directly to my doctor and and asked if she (a top doc in Colorado) would keep me on even though I could not use the new insurance plan demanded by her group.  She said, she would.  Massive problem solved.  We stay in Tucson in the winter and I needed a general practitioner here - just in case.  Finally found one who would take on a new patient  - we carry medicare plus another insurance (supplement)  so many will not take only medicare.  It is because.... drum roll......medicare pays slower than molasses.     

Mary Ann:  So sorry for your pain during treatment. 

wJoan:  That is such nice news - family living so close to you.  I really hope that there will not be a fire season this year. 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: February 22, 2018, 10:54:52 AM »
Jane:  Wonderful news on the playoff game!  Go girls!  Did you notice the USA girls hockey won the gold?  Amazing

Gloria:  Worn out - it doesn't take much for me to take a ten-minute afternoon nap - that is enough to refresh.  Even talking wears me out these days and that is something I love....

Radioman Don:  Have a wonderful time with Bubble! 

Lloyd:  glad you are OK after that nighttime scare. 

X-country skiing - that is what I wish that I could do again.  However, it was one of my worst falls years ago - my entire side turned purple.  We can't get the Olympics here - we  get one local channel and do have Amazon Prime so that is a nice for a movie or series.  Otherwise, radio/

Jane:  What kind of doggies do you keep?  We have no fenced yard so that is out of the question now.  All the children have dogs - they know us pretty well and we are glorified dog-sitters.  One house has ducks and chickens as well - have you ever tried to herd the fowl? 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:37:36 PM »
Panera is great - I have their rewards card - always like the blueberry scones.  We really like Kneaders - it is a larger bakery and has soup, sandwiches, and salads as well - closed on Sunday.  I say, Good for Them.  People need one day off at least. 

Amy:  Terrible news on the possibility  of losing your Maple syrup this year.  Denver had a 72* drop in 40 hours and it is good that they do not grow much in that high desert area.  Tough on any landscaping though.  Blood pressure can be so unstable - sometimes you have to take it three times in a row.  Wishing you a calm day without such interesting shocks. 

June:  Your living quarters sound just perfect and with great care. 

Lloyd:  Don would tell you to get the place sold and retire so you can enjoy life.  Take care.

Shirley:  I worry about you - when you are going out to fix something on the RV and other things.  Do you take your cell phone?  Just mentioning this because I know no one would hear me if I fell and called out and here you are in the country.  Nice idea - the card shower. 

Sandy:  Love the picture of your little one - crossing her legs--- so cute.

I think we will watch one more hockey play-off this week.  We can stream it on the computer - yell at the screen to "Pass", and "Shoot" - I mean, the puck.   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 15,2018
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:46:46 PM »
Too many interruptions here, I did take notes and with all the calls and roofing survey - (we have a leak), I then threw away all my very good and logical notes for each of you.   :D

A meatball soup is simmering and the broth tastes OK - it is my own concoction so there is no one else to blame - Don is used to my experimenting. 

Take care everyone.  Don't walk on ice or try to drive on it either.  Goofing off is excellent therapy for peace of mind.   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:16:39 PM »
Larry: Tsk Tsk Tsy - Pat's room isn't messy - it is artistry in progress. 

Lloyd:  Good wishes for a generous amount of money on all of your copper,etc collection. 

Very sad news from Florida on another school shooting.  Each and every time I think back to Columbine in Colorado - Jenny know this as well.  It is heart-breaking. 

Shirley:  I am going to try to make an epson salt mixture and put it on his shoulder tonight before he goes to bed - it would be wonderful to have something help his pain.  Even the prescribed medicine does not work. 

Larry:  To add to your yesterday notes - my mother always fixed a plate for any hobo who came to the yard - I remember many men coming one at a time, sitting outside the kitchen quietly and they knew they would get a meal.  Today, we would be frightened by the sight ---and, she had me take the food out to them.  That would be child neglect. 


Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:18:23 PM »
Reading all of your notes is just so super neat.  Sometimes, it seems impossible to "know" so many caring people we really don't totally "know".  Know what I mean?  ;)

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:40:35 PM »

  Happy Birthday to Gloria de   

Gloria:  A county authority and/also state authority should be notified.  How about a local newspaper?  Is there anyone outside the building who can pass along the comlaint?

Joy:  We have really nice vegetables and fruit in Tucson all winter and spring season - then, drive home to Colorado and wait for the crops to appear in the stores. 

Jenny:  Our children went through winter camp outs in Minnesota weather - I was really worried about frost bite.  Yes, the front range is being ruined by the population explosion.  I would vote against the Olympics if they would ask.

June:  A1 sounds super nice.   

We did not take an entire 60 lbs. of veggies but chose green beans, miniature tomatoes, new potatoes, figs, and zucchini.  I gave a bunch to young friends last night - after the meal I fixed.  It is a Swiss meal - of toasting their soft cheese under a broiler on the table and scraping the melted cheese on veggies - also made meatballs.  Always a nice meal and everyone seems to like it - used a raclette appliance.  Very hard to find the raclette cheese but Amazon shipped 2 lbs so there is a lot left over - enough for another one or two meals.   

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 10, 2018, 10:26:41 AM »
Greetings and good health to everyone.  I am in a mini rush this morning after being wide-awake at 2 AM. for a couple of hours.  We can buy 60 lbs. of fresh veggies for $10 at our church parking lot today.  It may be a mob coming from all over the city of Tucson so this will be interesting. 

The pack of javelinas have not been stopping by to wreck our yard but you never know.  They are protected - even after biting a local resident.  Fish and Wildlife (we pay their wages) won't even take the phone calls. 

Read your notes - concerns for all - keep on keeping on. 

Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: February 07, 2018, 12:49:30 PM »
So glad that I figured it out - Shan is a cat
I need to check in here often. 

Thanks for another scam alert.  I had something on my cell phone that was really odd and deleted that right away.  They use familiar wording so it is easy to make a mistake and click something that looks familiar.  Wishing them jail time & crummy food while they sit in jail.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:17:53 AM »
Gloria:  Your postings are fun to read - I don't know how you find all the writings but it is nice to have the entertainment.  Thanks

Jane:  Not everyone is good at driving in snow and ice and most feel too confident.  They are the ones you don't want to be near on these treacherous roads.  Stay safe and warm today.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:33:40 PM »
Wow! Jane, doing the happy dance

Shirley:  I remember a friend mentioning the "shots" in the cooked pheasant - after we bit into it. 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:07:52 PM »
Look at that sweet face - thanks, Sandy.  You are blessed.

Don:  Hugs to your Emily. 

I did take notes but they are too short for me to remember what you wrote ---

Jenny:  I am remembering you mentioned high price tickets.  Agilent flys from the Springs to Mesa.  Who knows if they stop anywhere - yes, it may be grim but you do "get there".  Just a thought -

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 02, 2018, 02:03:00 PM »
Trying to behave as Shirley just told me to behave.  Shirley:  I boil water in a tea kettle and pour that over the drain after the soda and vinegar mixture is foaming.  Mama's trick.  We always had renters in the upstairs and we always had to fix things - I almost danced for joy when we finally had our own family house without having to 'be quiet' because there were people upstairs.  Mom was the most practical woman I ever knew.  I did not know about Vicks taking a fever down.  Good to know.

Amy:  I drove on ice (7 miles to work) for years in rural Minnesota but would be too frightened to do it today. Always ask for your angel.

Phyllis:  The Dust Bunnies come out at night and dance all over the house. 

Lloyd:  Have a safe day whatever you are planning.

Gloria:  Spray WD-40 into the car locks whenever they are frozen. 

We are on-call for dog-sitting as our DIL's mother is slipping away - I think we will stay at their rental place near Phoenix because there is a fenced yard and a nice pathway around water to walk the little doggie.  They move back to Colorado in 4 months. 

We drove to our favorite thrift shop - all the money goes to local charities.  Don found a rake for $1 and I bought nice thread - I forgot to bring the bag of donations.

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:04:16 PM »
Gloria de:  You made me laugh at your Vicks rubs.  Mom used to rub it on my chest whenever a cold and coughing happened.  I did the same - the Love/Rub we used to call it.  What a strong odor and still, it did the trick. 
--I learned to pass trucks on the highway when mom and I drove from Seattle to Minnesota - I was 15.  She was so patient - when I was so far to the left that I was hitting dirt, she told me to slowly ease over to the right lane.  Can you imagine?  I had payback when riding with my children on a few cross-country drives too. 

Shirley:  Picturing you with a bird on your shoulder.  That was quick thinking on throwing baking soda in the over. 

Just heard the news that over 80 inches of snow needs to fall before springtime in the Rockies to even be at a normal level.  A disaster waiting to happen. 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for February 1,2018
« on: February 01, 2018, 12:54:07 PM »
Gloria:  Thanks for the comforting message. 

We are slow as snails today.  Yesterday was spent driving about an hour plus to visit with two cousins and spouses from Minnesota - I drive and Don sleeps and we do this a lot more now.  Chatting away for a few hours then returning before dark because there could be critters crossing the highway. 

I made a pizza casserole and a few other things for that lunch - there are several recipes in pinterest so if it interests you, just look it up and choose the one you may like.  It is one that is nice to have available and just reheat. 

Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:42:00 AM »
Good Day everyone!  I am so glad that I "found" this little spot once again.  I was up early to view the large reddish colored moon - we had two extra large moons in one month.  Very different.  I could not get my Kindle to take a picture - instead, I inadvertently was making a video and apparently talking to myself.  All of this in very dark back yard.  Is that insanity? 

Angel:  Sounds like you nailed your allergy problem with all or at least a few of the trees on your walk.  It was 82* here yesterday - way way above normal. 

Mary Ann:  Tom is a good and thoughtful person.  He is lucky to have you too.

Joy:  We pick up things like apple cider vinegar and note pads at the $1 store.  I make solar  lights for $3 each from the store too - favorite gifts to family and neighbors.  Putting things away is not easy anymore. 

wJoan:  Windy days just get so annoying. 

Bubble:  good idea on the sour water taste to train that cat.  It sounds like you have experienced the same.  I used to sprinkle water on any child (of mine) who started a tantrum - it stopped them in their tracks.  They still love me. 

This morning, we will tote the pizza casserole and teriyaki marinated chicken I fixed yesterday for a lunch at a cousin's house about an hour's drive.  Another cousin  and veterinarian husband is visiting - everyone is from Minnesota. He is recovering from major surgery after being thrown off a horse last winter.   We will talk until our jaws ache. 

Good morning Larry!  Good wishes on getting better now that you have taken all of the antibiotics.  Hi to Pat!  I am knitting a scarf - it is not my favorite thing but something to make. 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15,2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 05:10:12 PM »
Amy:  Smart girl to not click on that site. 

Jenny:  I am so glad that you had such wonderful weather at the wedding.  Now you will have another beautiful place to visit.  Blessings to the newlyweds! 

Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for January 15,2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:51:16 AM »
Where is that marvelous moon?  It is cloudy this morning - still, there are a lot of stars to see.  I have been herding cats - well, it feels like it when trying to gather family for a mid-day lunch tomorrow.  4 cousins from Minnesota are in the area  and we have set a time for tomorrow's lunch finally.  This morning is a new doctor's appt. for me and buying fresh chicken to marinate for tomorrow's lunch - along with a pizza casserole just because it looks interesting. 

Lloyd:  Wishing you enough snow. Good day to you!

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