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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: Today at 08:27:57 AM »

"When the Time Comes"

By Bob Perks


My father always taught me that without realizing it, you
will always be ready for anything...when the time comes.

Surely there will be things that happen that will shock
you, even knock you off your feet.

Yes, there will be both unexpected loss and incredibly
surprising joy.

It may take some time to get over it, but somehow you
always will get through it.

Look back at your life.  Think about all those things
that brought you to your knees.  Think about how
many times you said "I can't do this!"

Yet, here you are.

Why?  How did you ever get through it?

You are greater than any challenge.

You are more powerful than any storm in life.

You are capable of overcoming more than you think you can.

You are far more able to take charge of things than you know.

Inside each of us the exists a built in system created to
help us respond to any situation.

In extreme cases it is called the "Fight or Flight"
response.  That really puts us in over drive and removes
all logic and rationale..just survival.

Emotional, cognitive and physical responses are used more often.
We were created that way.

So, "when the time comes" you are already prepared to find
a way through, over, around or under any obstacle.

When the time comes, every cell in your body was designed
to automatically kick in to do their part.

The only thing that over rides this system is our failure to
trust those instincts.

The one who shuts down the system does not exist externally.

No one outside ourselves has that power unless we give it to them.

God created this magnificent system among all the other miraclous
functions that occur in our bodies so that "when the time comes"
we are fully capable of dealing with anything.

If you are struggling know that when the time comes you will win.

If you are lost, know that when the time comes you will find yourself
again.

If you are hurting know that when the time comes you will find relief.

Accept it.  Believe it.

When the time comes, you will make it through whatever life throws at you.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: Today at 08:27:11 AM »
Good morning everyone 37.° Dentist appointment,  just for a cleaning this time. Monday had to go out and it was pouring, today have to go out and again it is raining. Wonder if Mother Nature thinks the rain will make me grow? Just because I am vertically challenged and shrinking more it will help me? Nah.

JANE  I have the town car for a ride today and it is only about a 10 minute ride but how I hate going out in weather like this. When I was young I loved walking in the rain.

JOY  it was sunny here yesterday but windy and not much above freezing. Just heard on local news it was snowing in this area but I don't see any white flakes.

LARRY  Watching some of what they showed on TV about the police men and women who attended the wake and funeral for that officer I never saw so many from all over the country. I know for everyone killed in the line of duty they come from all over to attend and there is always a lot of them but this time it looked like more than I ever saw before. In Mass. they are talking about bringing back the death sentence for anyone who kills a policeman. Just heard his dog was released from the hospital. Looking at the poor dog his eyes looked so sad. Other photos of him he looked so alert. I think everyone liked Barbara Bush. She was a loving LADY. Cannot say that about most  first ladies. Those old shows did make us laugh, so glad we can still see some of them on TV.

LLOYD  some people do hot realize how hard it is for those big trucks to stop fast. I have see some cars pass them and pull in front of them and wonder how stupid they are.

JUNE   hope you keep feeling better. Days like this here I would like to stay in bed all day but have to go out in the rain for the second time this week.

JENNY  you are right, being out with others takes our minds off how we feel.

SHIRLEY  good idea. The way you travel all over alone it is a big safety measure for you. I do have a whistle my daughter sent me and it is close to my hand at all times. I heard that ticks will be bad here this year, winter was not cold enough to freeze them. We only had a few really cold days but not zero and below.

GLORIA de  these days I am never anywhere alone when I go out. I do have a fear of falling so am very careful when I walk and of course can only walk with my rollator.

JUNE  you are NOT dumb my friend. We all have deleted or lost posts.

JENNY  hope you had a better night last night.

AMY  NO MORE SNOW WANTED for any of us till winter is here. According to the calendar this is spring but does not feel like it.

JANE  it is raining here. Weather guesser said it would be here for 24 hours.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: Yesterday at 08:38:54 AM »
What Would I Do?
Author Unknown

"Everything's perfect," Dr. Stewart said.

Dr. William Stewart is my wife's doctor. She asked me to come along for her routine checkup. She feels better when I go with her. Dr. Stewart has been my wife's doctor during the years that we have been married.

I looked at Dr. Stewart. He was vibrant; his skin was as smooth as a baby's and his face radiant. Dr. Stewart actually looked younger than he did years ago. One of his sons is a doctor in the same specialty as his father.

"When are you going to retire?" my wife asked in conversation.

"I'm not going to retire," Dr. Stewart promptly answered without even stopping to think about it. "What would I do?" he added.

"I've bought and sold several boats, I don't want another one. I don't want a house in the mountains. I have more patients now than I did when I was younger. I have everything that I want now. What would I do if I retired?"

After dealing with many in both business and ministry, I have become more sensitive to real reasons, the underlying motivation behind the statements. I understood what he was saying. I could feel his spirit in that simple question.

"What would I do?"

Most people dread going to work. Dr. Stewart cherishes it.

Most look forward to being able to do nothing. Dr. Stewart looks forward to another day helping patients.

Most look at the clock counting the minutes until quitting time. Dr. Stewart wishes there were more hours in the day.

Being a doctor is not a breeze. Doctors have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. It is strenuous and demanding. Doctors also have one of the highest rates of personal satisfaction of any profession; it just depends on the doctor.

Joy always depends much more on the person than the profession.

Dr. Stewart is happily married with four successful children; work is not an escape, it is a passion. There is a big difference.

Passion helps keep you young, in both mind and body. It usually shows on the outside when you have passion on the inside about something good.

To be able to do something each day that you are passionate about is a blessing beyond price.

It is like being paid to play.

The average person spends more time involved with work than anything else. Adding the time at work, getting ready for work, and getting to and from work, we average 12 hours a day. With eight hours of sleep, we spend 75% of our waking hours for work.

What a blessing to WANT to work, even if you didn't have to.

Imagine getting up each morning with an enthusiasm to get to work. Imagine an enthusiasm to get home to your family.

At work and at home, you are fulfilled and have no desire to retire from or change either.

So fulfilled that you couldn't imagine wanting anything else.

Imagine that.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: Yesterday at 08:35:15 AM »
Good morning everyone, 32°. I could see frost on the cars when I pulled up the shades. Is this cold ever going away this spring? Doe not seem that way. At least we did have one nice spring day last week, glad I went outside to enjoy it. Still wearing winter jackets around here. First thing I saw when I turned the TV and my PC on this morning was about Barbara Bush going home to God. 92 years old. The next thing was about the wake for a policeman on Cape Cod who was shot last week. So young and one of the good ones. He was a K9 officer and his dog was shot but survived and starting to do good.

AMY  looking out in the morning on fresh fallen snow when every thing is white and beautiful is a sight I never get tired of seeing but only in the winter months. My desk is getting piled up with papers again, does not take long to get messy.  Right, in those pictures you always look like you were caught doing something bad and if a cop stops you maybe you were doing wrong.

JANE  right-sit there and by the time I look at where I am going to sit and finally sit look up and they snap.

LLOYD  I have help to keep my apartment clean but no one better touch a thing in the area where the computer is. If they moved anything on the desk I would never know where to find it again. On the news just now they showed an 18 wheeler going down a road and all the snow on top blew off and hit a car going the other way and causing damage.

PHYLLIS  looks like we will have sunshine here today but rain in store for tomorrow AGAIN.

LARRY  I enjoy ed the old Ma and Pa Kettle movies. That Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride were perfect in their roles as that couple. That old Batman TV series with the Bam Pow, was it Holy Cow Batman that Robin always said?

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Amy's beautiful view. That is the kind of picture I put on my desktop on a hot summer day.

AMY I could sit and look out on a view like that all day. Thanks for sharing.

JUNE  to me my birthday is just another day. I never liked making a big deal of it. I have a whistle and it is with my keys that are with me at all times, always close to my hands. Glad your are feeling better.

JANE  how wonderful to get the video clip of Emma. Make it seem more real and closer doesn't  it? My grandson has sent me a few of them of my great grandson.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:20:59 AM »
Sometimes I feel...
Bob Perks

Sometimes I feel that the world is too much.  God reminds me that I am a part of His world and He has much to offer.

Sometimes I feel, that as hard as I try I am nowhere near where I wanted to be at this point in my life.  God reminds me that the journey may be long but it will be worth it and I am right where He wants me to be.

Sometimes I feel that there is too much for me to do.  God reminds me that I am not doing it alone.  Take each step wisely and put things in perspective.

Sometimes I feel that there are too many mountains to climb.  God reminds me that He made the mountains so that when we reach the top we are closer to Heaven, we can see where we've been and the beauty of where we are going.

Sometimes I feel that when I am excited about life no one else around me is.  God reminds me that is why He placed me there to bring excitement to those whose lives are weary.

Sometimes I feel like God doesn't hear me.  God reminds me that He does indeed listen and respond.  It is I who blocks out His Voice when I don't like what He is saying.

Sometimes I feel that no one understands me.  God reminds me that He understands and that's all that matters.

Sometimes I feel that the world is closing in on me.  God reminds me that he is there even in the smallest spaces.

Sometimes I feel I am failing,  God reminds me with Him I cannot fail.  Delays and denials are not failures.  There are more choices, better ways to get me to where He wants me to be.

Sometimes I feel at peace.  God reminds me:

Galatians 6:16
New Life Version (NLV)
16 Those who follow this way will have God's peace and loving-kindness. They are the people of God.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:19:35 AM »
Good morning everyone, 39 °got my new glasses and I can see much better now. What a day to go out. At times it was raining so hard the wipers on the car could hardly keep up. Glad I wore a warm jacket with a hood on it. Rain finally stopped about 6pm and the sky started to clear.

JUNE  I hope you feel better today.

JENNY  you sure did not need what happened to you yesterday. One would think in a store that big they would have a courtesy desk or a sales person where Bob could find someone to help you. If that was me I would never go back into that place. I did see or hear from most  of my family Sunday. Only my 2 granddaughters were missing. Hope the meds are helping you heal fast.

JANE  do they let you smile for your license picture? I always thought mine looked like a convict picture.

Looks like a very slow day here yesterday.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: April 16, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Good morning on this really miserable day. 35° so at least it is not icy out but rain and more rain  and possible thunderstorms later. Just because my son is taking me for my glasses after my CNA leaves. This is one day the runners in the Boston Marathon will be sweating from the sun. Imagine running more than 26 miles in the rain!

AMY  on boy that would be some laughs. No script and both Carol and Red being good with adlibbing. I can picture her with her Tarzan yell and making him shut his mouth till she stopped. Can you see his facial expressions as she yelled?

SHIRLEY  if I had the time I would have asked my smart grandson about a camera/recorder that could be hidden  and aimed at the door.

JENNY  I have to sign in every morning, been going on about a month. Don't know why after all these years it is happening. I hope you are feeling a bit better after the meds kick in.  Years ago it did not bother me when family members showed up at my door unannounced. These days I would not let anyone in if I was not expecting them unless it is my family. Thanks you for the BD greeting, but really just another day older

GLORIA de  thank you. I love those old musical movies, would love too see them again. Just good clean entertainment.

AMY thank you, my older son and DIL came over with my great grandson. She brought a birthday cake she made and decorated and and the little one carried in a wrapped gift.  He acted so shy yesterday.

JANE  thank you, which one of y our fur babies is that  running around?

SHIRLEY  thank you, wow been years since I had a balloon and here there are many for me from you.

JOY  thank you. after the beautiful day Saturday it was miserable yesterday and worse today. We have thunderstorms in our forecast for this afternoon.

ROLEY  world news does not sound good. With so many countries now having atomic capabilities it is beyond being frightening.

LLOYD  that is the best wish, thank you. I was only a day older than the day before. 

PHYLLIS  thank you. Saw one son Saturday with a gift and he called again yesterday. Other  son and DIL were here yesterday with my great-grandson and of course talked my daughter later. Terrible weather and my son will be taking me to get my new glasses this afternoon.

LARRY  buying clothes from a catalog is what I have done the last few years and had to return some. The same size in different ones are not all the same. I also like to feel the material of what I buy. Going into stores and all the walking is getting too much. I could not remember if I had chicken pox but my pharmacist tole me I shold ge t the shingles shot. Could not hurt so he gave it to me at no cost to me. At times I knew he told me the truth about new meds better than the stupid doctor I had told me. That one I think got his diploma from an online diploma mill. I think we all enjoyed the Topper series on TV. I know I enjoyed the movies, too.

MARY ANN  thank you. We had some snow flurries yesterday but nothing that stuck.

My CNA is here and keeps talking to me so I better post this before I lose it.
Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:07:24 AM »
JANE  I can almost feel your arms longing to hold Emma Nicole. She is adorable.

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Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: April 15, 2018, 10:05:42 AM »
JANE  Emma Nicole is adorable and her grand parents look mighty happy holding her. Your turn will come soon hopefully.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for April 15,2018
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:58:19 AM »
Good morning everyone 34°. Gray sky. Yesterday was a beautiful spring day at last,, warm and sunny and I think everyone opened their windows. If the witch saw that I wonder if she would have yelled at us. Latest news here is that a form will be going around for signatures and complaints and sending to a senator who is a friend of a tenants daughter. Will wait a see about that. Always gossip in places like this. Today will be cooler and showers and tomorrow could even have sleet and possible snow. My son said he would take me to get my new glasses tomorrow. Will not be able to work in his orchard in the rain. My other son was here yesterday and I do look forward to his visit every week and of course my daily visit with my daughter on Skype. I did spend most of the day out on the porch enjoying the warmth and sunshine and fresh air.

LARRY  the Carol Burnett show is on here too late for me to stay up and I have no way to record it. That was always a good clean fun show. Hope my son does get a drop this year. He could not get out there earlier this year because of the muddy ground so late getting to the pruning.

JANE  after loosing weight all the things I had that were almost new I washed and packed and sent to my daughter. She weighs more than I do now. Some things she sent me over the years she is now wearing. I would love to go shopping for a whole new wardrobe but I would not have the stamina to try clothes on.

ROLEY  when we were talking about the old shows we forgot about Amos and Andy. One of the few that made it from radio to TV.

MARY ANN   it would be like the witch to come up here when I am not home. I hate that she does that but she is sneaky.

BUBBLE  these days people find fault with anything that is clean fun. These days Jack Benny would not be able to have his Rochester.

JANE  got your plane reservation in yet for the trip to hold your new baby?

CAROL  heard yesterday that one of the original tenants here was going to make the rounds with a petition.  Have not seen it yet but I sure will sign it if it is true. Of course I would check the other names on the list.


GLORIA de  the morning looks horrible after yesterday. Tomorrow looks like it will be miserable.

CALLIE  I hope those fires are out soon. Time to pray for good rain in that area.

JENNY  from what I understand anyone who had chicken pox is a candidate for shingles. Wish my sons would get that shingles shot. Antenna not installed. I thought I told you that Cox after my last complaint has lowered my bill by $50.-- a month guaranteed for a year. Will see if service is any better. In the folder of rules and such we get when we move in it stated that tenants will be notified  hours before inspection, Never had a notice before so will see, If I get it my son might be able to be here.

AMY  hope we ge no more snow here.

JANE  I don't have face time but at Christmas I do see my daughter's sons on Sky pe and I love that.

JOY  my family would think nothing of popping in for a visit but these days I would resent it. I am no longer ready fot visitors at an time. Glad you refused to see someone you knew so long ago. Inconsiderate.

LLOYD  home made apple pie still warm with ice cream. Oh that sounds so good.

BUBBLE  I would love to be sitting in your graphic and looking at the ocean, beautiful.
Thanks for the graphics and the jokes.

DON  Bubble does a good job, then you do know that.

JANE will look when I finish here.

AMY  we might ge freezing rain later, rather have snow than that.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:59:53 AM »
"God gives us a new day each morning, We can spend it in joy, or in sorrow. We can't change what happened yesterday, and we don't know what's coming tomorrow. So as long as today, is one thing we have,  it seems like a good thing to do, to make it as nice as a day can be, For ourselves and for others too."

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 14, 2018, 08:58:48 AM »
Good morning everyone 44° already BUT tomorrow forecaster says only mid 30's for a high tomorrow. Looks like the southeast states are in for bad storms including tornadoes. Hope all our friends in the area stay safe. My older son is busy pruning his trees and pulling up some that are about dead from those gypsy moth caterpillars 2 years ago. If no crop this year  the trees will all come out and then he will just plant a bigger garden in that area. He will just keep enough trees for family to have some good apples.

LARRY  there is a drive in still open here in RI. I remember when we had a choice of them to go to. The only to enjoy a movie with little ones in those days. News this morning is not good with the strike on Syria. Glad we were not alone in that. Hate the thought of another WW. Frightening.

JOY  my son came here yesterday ready to record what the manager and her sidekick said when they came  here. They never showed up. I saw her side kick later after she had already left the building, I asked him why they did not show up, of course he had excuses-they were busy and she had to leave. I told him before they finally get here I want my 24 hour notice that they are coming. Even in the rules we have it states they will notify is 24 hours before they come. Never had that before, they just  showed up. Nice warm weather and I bet she left to get ready to go camping for the week end. She needs a witness when she inspects, I had one too ready but she left. Had to laugh though, after she left almost everyone opened their windows. That is why she evicted the one under me, her windows were open and someone must have called her because she came here on a Saturday and took a picture of it. Only time in 4 years since I have been here that she came on a Saturday.

CALLIE  we have heard about the fires out there. Seems like they are starting early this year.

JANE  hope by this morning that baby is here at last. WOW  glad that Emma Nicole finally made her appearance. Can GG relax a bit now?  Know that you are longing to hole and cuddle her. Nothing like that and the smell of a baby is there? Congratulations, I bet everyone is relieved that the birth is over and now all that is left is to see and love her. I had a sister named Emma. My daughter used to call her Auntie Em and she had not yet see the Wizard of Oz. My sister loved that.

JUNE  your back sounds like mine now. Laying down is the only time it does not hurt as much. Don't like thinking how many years it has been that way.

SHIRLEY  with all that wind I would stay inside the rest of my life I think. That poem fits all of us in here. Joan picked a good one the day she posted it. in the morning starting at 9am week days on MeTV I watch Perry Mason, Matlock and then Diagnosis Murder. Sunday night I watch Love Boat. Touched by an Angel and  then Colombo. All old favorites.

JENNY  no wonder you felt so bad. I had the shingles shot and hope I never get it. My daughter had it starting on her head and onto her forehead, She thought that it might be shingles and called the doctor and got right in, he started her on meds so it cleared up fast because she caught it early. Hope by now the meds have kicked in and you are feeling a bit better. That old bag of a witch did not show up yesterday and I was angry. My son even took the time to come here so he could be a witness to what she said, he was going to record it. By tomorrow night we might be in for freezing rain in this area.

AMY  have "fun?" with your dancing partner.

LLOYD  hard not to spoil those little grands or greatgrands.

Have a good day everyone.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:03:42 AM »

Live in Peace
(By Joni Ames)
[
 
I've cried to God as I've beheld
The world wrapped up in fear
Of lack and death and war that looms
To snatch lives held so dear
 
I said, "My God! - Have you not heard
The newsmen on TV?!
Do you not know the shape we're in?!
Do you not care for me?!"
 
"I'm scared, Dear Jesus! - Help us! - Please!
There's news of fear and war
And I'm afraid, Lord - I admit! -
Of what might be in store."
 
"Peace, be still, My child," He said
"And hear now what I say
For I have seen and heard the cries
Of those who, to Me, pray.
 
"Keep your eyes upon ME now
Not what you hear or see
And, as you do, you'll keep My peace -
IF your mind stays on ME!"
 
"I've told you there would be such times
When, of these things, You'd hear
I told you so you'd be PREPARED
And FULL OF PEACE, not fear."
 
"For all these things MUST be fulfilled
Yet MY WORD fails not
For I AM still your Hiding Place
As all the fires rage hot."
 
"You're hid beneath MY shadow now
And you can rest in Me
Yes you can trust My Words of LOVE
To last eternally."
 
"For I'm your Father, Counselor, Friend
Your Alpha and your End
And if this was the world's last day
Be sure, for you, I'd send."
 
"I've promised I'd save you a place
If you would stay in Me
Stay pure and faithful, eyes on Me
And, victory, you'll see."
 
"I can't tell you if it's 'the end' -
NO human man can know
But I CAN tell you, it IS close,
So be prepared to go."
 
"Each day I give you, reach in love
To share My grace to another soul
Reach out to all around you
And press on towards the goal."
 
"Occupy until I come
Live each day FULL in ME
Just keep your eyes upon MY face
And know that I DO see."
 
"I see the world, I see YOUR LIFE
And I DO care for YOU
And know, no matter WHAT occurs
My love for you stands TRUE."
 
"I'm Alpha and Omega - God -
I'm King and Lord of ALL
I'll be right near to care for you
As, on My name, you call."
 
"For I can change the hearts of Kings
And I, their hearts, do try
And I'M the one who formed this world
And says when it shall die."
 
"So, USE this time to SEEK THE LOST
And tell them of My Love
That they, too, may be saved and live
With Me, home up above."
 
"Don't listen to fear's voice - hear MINE!
Then STAND on what you've heard
Don't fear yours or the world's fate -
It's destined by MY WORD."
 
"Keep your eyes on ME, My Child,
And let Me wipe each tear
For I am God and IN CONTROL -
So live in peace, not fear."

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 13, 2018, 08:02:59 AM »
Good morning everyone WOW  51° now at 7:15am. warmest morning since last autumn Just might spend time outside this afternoon. Leave the winter jacket in the closet hooray! The forecaster is smiling with the temperatures being warm at last.

LARRY  I got my grocery order yesterday a little after my CNA left. Still have some things to put away. I do not order fresh produce that way, I rather ask my son to get some when he comes up every week. He is fussy like me picking it out. First time I used this service I ordered some lunch meat, sliced thin but it was not thin so never that ordered again. What happened yesterday morning on this PC was a first for me.  All I could think of was starting over and having to install everything again. Don't think I could handle that anymore.

CAROL  no Skype with my daughter yesterday so don't know how they made out on their trip to Phoenix.  I know they would both be tired when they got home. Glad they have a good AC in their Jeep. I have a niece who is into family history. She found some very interesting things about my Dad and his family and my Mom's family, too.

JANE  your casserole sounds yummy.

GLORIA DE  like you we went to the drive in every Friday night. I would bring drinks and snacks especially for my 3. Our first TV was a second hand 9 inch one. At least we had that for after my 3 were in bed at night. We would pull out chairs up close to it so we could see the screen better.

LLOYD  winter to summer is what we were talking about yesterday. One day it is winter coats and the next we want the AC working.

JANE  hope you woke being a great grandma.

AMY  it is thanks to Joan for posting that poem years ago. I did save a lot of what she posted.

The witch will be here this morning to inspect my apartment. Wonder what she will find fault with. My CNA yesterday looked all around at my request to see if anything was out of place. Cannot do more than I am able to.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »

A POEM THAT WAS US

A little house with two bedrooms,
One bathroom and one car on the street
A mower that you had to push
To make the grass look neat.

In the kitchen on the wall
We only had one phone,
And no need for recording things,
Someone was always home.

We only had a living room
Where we would congregate,
Unless it was at mealtime
In the kitchen where we ate.

We had no need for family rooms
Or extra rooms to dine.
When meeting as a family
Those two rooms would work out fine.

We only had one TV set
And channels maybe two,
But always there was one of them
With something worth the view

For snacks we had potato chips
That tasted like a chip.
And if you wanted flavor
There was Lipton's onion dip.

Store-bought snacks were rare because
My mother liked to cook
And nothing can compare to snacks
In Betty Crocker's book
 
Weekends were for family trips
Or staying home to play
We all did things together –
Even go to church to pray.

When we did our weekend trips
Depending on the weather,
No one stayed at home because
We liked to be together.

Sometimes we would separate
To do things on our own,
But we knew where the others were
Without our own cell phone

Then there were the movies
With your favorite movie star,
And nothing can compare
To watching movies in your car

Then there were the picnics
at the peak of summer season,
Pack a lunch and find some trees
And never need a reason.

Get a baseball game together
With all the friends you know,
Have real action playing ball –
And no game video.

Remember when the doctor
Used to be the family friend,
And didn't need insurance
Or a lawyer to defend.

The way that he took care of you
Or what he had to do,
Because he took an oath and strived
To do the best for you.

Remember going to the store
And shopping casually,
And when you went to pay for it
You used your own money?

Nothing that you had to swipe
Or punch in some amount,
And remember when the cashier person
Had to really count?

The milkman used to go
From door to door,
And it was just a few cents more
Than going to the store.

There was a time when mailed letters
Came right to your door,
Without a lot of junk mail ads
Sent out by every store .

The mailman knew each house by name
And knew where it was sent;
There were not loads of mail addressed
To "present occupant”

There was a time when just one glance
Was all that it would take,
And you would know the kind of car,
The model and the make

They didn't look like turtles
Trying to squeeze out every mile;
They were streamlined, white walls, fins
And really had some style

One time the music that you played
Whenever you would jive,
Was from a vinyl, big-holed record
Called a forty-five

The record player had a post
To keep them all in line
And then the records would drop down
And play one at a time.

Oh sure, we had our problems then,
Just like we do today
And always we were striving,
Trying for a better way.

Oh, the simple life we lived
Still seems like so much fun,
How can you explain a game,
Just kick the can and run?

And why would boys put baseball cards
Between bicycle spokes
And for a nickel, red machines
Had little bottled Cokes?

This life seemed so much easier
Slower in some ways
I love the new technology
But I sure do miss those days.

So time moves on and so do we
And nothing stays the same,
But I sure love to reminisce
And walk down memory lane.

With all today's technology
We grant that it's a plus!
But it's fun to look way back and say,
HEY LOOK, GUYS, THAT WAS US!


"Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose
their warmth."How about a little trip down memory lane today.  A friend sent this to me yesterday and it brought back a lot of memories:

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 12, 2018, 08:48:14 AM »
Good morning everyone 30° but sun is shining. Something weird when I turned on the PC. Had a, IE blue page and all icons on desktop gone.  I shut down and wondered what happened.  Waited and started again and things are the way I am use to. This computer will drive me crazy yet.

LARRY  you are so right about these machines are great when they work right. This morning the way this one started could not email my grandson and too early to call him and I hate doing that because he is always working and that he has to do. One of the downfalls of working from home and being on salary. I know I had trouble with the mouse when I started. Now I think I know how to use it.

CAROL  my daughter has to go to Phoenix today, 2½ hour drive. Will be a long day for them.

GLORIA de  the closest I get to a market these days is ordering online. I will get a delivery this afternoon. Still not the same as really seeing what   I am buying.

JUNE  like you I have no appetite except for breakfast.

AMY  from what I just heard we have more rain coming late today then again late Sunday and Monday. It will be raining for the Boston Marathon.

PHYLLIS  never had a dish washer but now I wash the dishes and rinse in hot water and let dry in the drainer. I use the same ones all the time so why put them away? Lazy in my old age?

JOY  I am like you, I do not want online banking. I don't have much and need all of what I have. Those hackers could care less.

JANE  there was frost on the cars here when I first looked out. LOL with what you said to Phyllis. Like when you were looking for a handyman for some jobs you needed done. I know a good one but the traveling was a bit much. Yes it is my son. Talking to your sister was more important than being here.

Goodness just looked at the time, better go get dressed for the day. Have a great day everyone.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:37:49 AM »
A Very Special Bank Account

Imagine that you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, does not allow you to keep a cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever you failed to spend during the day. What would you do? Draw out every single dollar each day?
We all actually have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night, it writes off, as lost, whatever time that you failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you cannot borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts anew. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you cannot get it back.
Time management is yours to decide how you spend your time, just as with money you decide how you spend it. It’s never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:36:32 AM »
Good morning everyone, sun is shining bright and beautiful but still only 25°.  Cars have a layer of frost on them. Local weather gal just said on Saturday it will be 69° and on Sunday back in the mid 40's. That's the weather for today, will wait and see if that is what they say later.

LARRY  I remember when I first started on the PC the trouble I had getting the mouse where I wanted it to go. Moved it too fast. Glad you liked that Bob Perks. Joan found so many wonderful writings for us all those years.

ROLEY/PETER  I know I need a good dose of sunshine along with warmer temperatures so those winter jackets can be put away for a few months.

AMY  I had many different color spools when my sewing machine died and along with other sewing things I gave them all to my daughter. Cannot even thread a needle anymore much less sew anything. I can imagine all the thread you use on a quilt with all the different pieces.

GLORIA de  think I would get lost if I went into a market. Been at least 2 years since I went shopping.

JUNE  I know how you feel with that back pain, feels like I have had my back pain all my life since it started before I retired.

JANE  thank God you did not have a fire with  that outlet. Glad to read Jim is doing good.

JENNY  safe trip home and get to your doctor ASAP.

CNA will be here early today so better get moving, have a great day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:25:36 AM »
Sometimes I feel...
Bob Perks

Sometimes I feel that the world is too much.  God reminds me that I am a part of His world and He has much to offer.

Sometimes I feel, that as hard as I try I am nowhere near where I wanted to be at this point in my life.  God reminds me that the journey may be long but it will be worth it and I am right where He wants me to be.

Sometimes I feel that there is too much for me to do.  God reminds me that I am not doing it alone.  Take each step wisely and put things in perspective.

Sometimes I feel that there are too many mountains to climb.  God reminds me that He made the mountains so that when we reach the top we are closer to Heaven, we can see where we've been and the beauty of where we are going.

Sometimes I feel that when I am excited about life no one else around me is.  God reminds me that is why He placed me there to bring excitement to those whose lives are weary.

Sometimes I feel like God doesn't hear me.  God reminds me that He does indeed listen and respond.  It is I who blocks out His Voice when I don't like what He is saying.

Sometimes I feel that no one understands me.  God reminds me that He understands and that's all that matters.

Sometimes I feel that the world is closing in on me.  God reminds me that he is there even in the smallest spaces.

Sometimes I feel I am failing,  God reminds me with Him I cannot fail.  Delays and denials are not failures.  There are more choices, better ways to get me to where He wants me to be.

Sometimes I feel at peace.  God reminds me:

Galatians 6:16
New Life Version (NLV)
16 Those who follow this way will have God's peace and loving-kindness. They are the people of God.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:24:49 AM »
Good morning everyone. 32° and gray sky. Well we did have a sunny day yesterday what more do I want? More sun and spring temperatures is what I would like about this time of year, is that really asking too much?. Still wearing winter jackets around here.  Must be "global warming" keeping this cold around so long?

LARRY  I enjoy both Andy Griffith's series, young and older.

GLORIA de  I think most of us have a drawer that collects every thing but then we can never find what we need in it.

JUNE   like you my back feels good when I am laying down so have to make myself move.

AMY  been a long time since thread was .39¢, hope you stocked up on it.

LLOYD  many people have selective hearing, there are a few in this building. They hear something and repeat it completely different from what was said.

JANE  prayers for JIM. Pacemakers have helped many people With God's help the surgeons will help him. About now he must be in surgery.

JENNY  hope you are feeling better today.

PHYLLIS  most here are complaining about this cold weather. It was warmer in February this year than it is now. Guess that was our spring for this year.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:51:10 AM »
Good morning everyone, 25° at 8:30am. Is this really April or is it February? Might even have some snow flurries mid week according to the darn forecaster. At least the sun is shining and no rain today.

LARRY  on the ME channel an older Andy Griffith in Matlock in the morning and the young Andy the sheriff in the evening. Like you I like him in both. I am a slow reader because I always picture what is being described. I wonder how much t he youngsters use their imaginations now with everything right there in front of them to see. Wasn't it Don Ameche who played the role of Alexander G. Bell who invented the telephone? Loved him in his later years in the movie direct ed by Ronnie Howard I think the name was Cacoon.

MARY ANN  Lanny Ross was my sister's favorite especially his Whispering. My Mom listened to One Man's Family, years later it was on TV in the afternoon and I watched it till one Monday I turned it on and they had a different show on. That did it, never watched a soap opera again. Still wearing winter coats here.

JANE  there were so many great comedians years ago and they were clean spoken - at least in public. Sorry to read about y our Brother back in the hospital. Prayers for him and the family.

LLOYD  sun bright here but still below freezing.

JUNE  pain is something we have to learn to deal with as we age. I don't like it but live with it.

GLORIA de  cold and sunny but no snow in forecast today.

Nothing but interruptions this morning. CNA is now here and the nurse from the company that she works for just called and is on her way.
Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:41:31 AM »

Gentle Whisper
(Author Unknown)
 
The young man had lost his job and didn't know which way to turn. So he went to see the old preacher. Pacing about the preacher's study, the young man ranted about his problem. Finally he clenched his fist and shouted, "I've begged God to say something to help me. Tell me, Preacher, why doesn't God answer?"
 
The old preacher, who sat across the room, spoke something in reply -- something so hushed it was indistinguishable. The young man stepped across the room. "What did you say?" he asked.
 
The preacher repeated himself, but again in a tone as soft as a whisper. So the young man moved closer until he was leaning on the preacher's chair.
 
"Sorry," he said. "I still didn't hear you."
 
With their heads bent together, the old preacher spoke once more. "God sometimes whispers," he said, "so we will move closer to hear Him."
 
This time the young man heard and he understood.
 
We all want God's voice to thunder through the air with the answer to our problem. But God's is the still, small voice . . . the gentle whisper. Perhaps there's a reason. Nothing draws human focus quite like a whisper. God's whisper means I must stop my ranting and move close to Him, until my head is bent together with His. And then, as I listen, I will find my answer. Better still, I find myself closer to God.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:39:51 AM »
Good morning everyone 28° now. Oh I want spring weather, PLEASE! I think I am ready to throw away the winter jacket I wear to go outside for a walk and fresh air. More terrible news from Syria this morning.

JANE  I think we all watched Red Skelton in the movies and on TV. Glad you enjoyed those jokes of his. Would be great to have good clean jokes and movies and TV again. Jimmy Durante said that "goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are." He was good, too.

AMY  here on ME TV too late for me to stay up and watch I heard them advertise the Carol Burnett show. That and the old I Love Lucy shows were fun. Yes that was the Snozzola
- Jimmy Durante who said that good night etc.

Just heard on local news that in Vermont a man is making Vodka from Maple syrup. Said it has a faint aroma/taste of the maple.

LARRY  only 60 there? It would feel wonderful to have 60° here. Wonder how many years Jack Benny was 39, remember him always saying that was his age? The old comedians were much better than the ones today with their language. I used to like Buddy Hackett until I saw him on cable at my brother's home. The mouth and the nasty jokes to some women in the audience turned me off.

DON  I had not thought of Fred Allen in years. Back in the radio days there were so many good programs with mystery or comedy. In those days we used our imaginations to picture what was being said. Right now all I can think of for all of them is Bob Hope's theme song Thanks for the Memories.

CALLIE  Danny Kaye was always my favorite. I saw all his movies and more than once. Enjoyed his TV show and how he would sing to the little girl at the end. Never heard anyone do that double talk like him either.

JANE  looks like yesterday was a good day to stock up at the Amish store.

CAROL  that was a horrible crash yesterday with so many kids killed in that accident. So sad.

AMY  I dislike Jim Carrey and will not watch anything he is in.

SHIRLEY  I remember the picture of Bunnie and her Mom. Yes there was love in that picture and it showed. I got tears in my eyes reading her Obit. Her sister Jean had joined us for awhile here. They do need to check out those who buy guns better and no one under 21 should be able to buy them. Then they will always find a way to get them. Those guns they make for the armed services for war should not be available to anyone else except the police.

AMY  my Mom had a wicker basket full of buttons that I got. Some were very old, do not know how many years she saved all buttons. My daughter always loved  to go through them.  Before I moved here I sent the basket and all the buttons to her and you might have thought I sent her a million dollars she was so happy to get them.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 07, 2018, 07:05:51 AM »
For those of you old enough to remember Red Skelton, I think you will enjoy this. For those of you not old enough, you will see what you missed. Either way, his humor was always clean and he was a great entertainer. A re-run of great 'one liners' from the man who was known for his clean humor.
I hope you get a chuckle or two reading them once more.

 

1. Two times a week we go to a nice restaurant, have a

little beverage, good food and companionship.

She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays.

 

2. We also sleep in separate beds.

Hers is in California , and mine is in Texas ....

 

3. I take my wife everywhere,

but she keeps finding her way back.

 

4. I asked my wife where she wanted to go for our anniversary.

"Somewhere I haven't been in a long time!" she said.

So I suggested the kitchen.

 

5. We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

 

6. She has an electric blender, electric

toaster and electric bread maker.

She said "There are too many gadgets, and no place

to sit down!" So I bought her an electric chair.

 

7. My wife told me the car wasn't running well

because there was water in the carburetor.

I asked where the car was. She told me, "In the lake."

 

8. She got a mud pack and looked great for two days.

Then the mud fell off.

 

9. She ran after the garbage truck, yelling, "Am I too late

for the garbage?" The driver said, "No, jump in!".

 

10. Remember: Marriage is the number one cause of divorce.

 

11. I married Miss Right.

I just didn't know her first name was 'Always'.

 

12. I haven't spoken to my wife in 18 months.

I don't like to interrupt her.

 

13. The last fight was my fault though.

My wife asked, "What's on the TV?"

I said, "Dust!".

 

Can't you just hear him say all of these?

I love it. These were the good old days when humor

didn't have to start with a four-letter word.

It was just clean and simple fun.

And he always ended his programs with the words,

"And May God Bless", and with a big smile on his face.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 07, 2018, 07:03:37 AM »
Good morning everyone, 37°. What a day yesterday was, started with sunshine then rain then a mix and then with 2½ inches of snow. That melted when the sun came out around 5:30pm.

JENNY  congratulations to Mark. All his hard work is starting to pay off. Glad you are with your Dad in Arizona.

AMY  hope you got just what was on your list yesterday at the sale.

PHYLLIS  glad you let us know you are "still alive and kicking". That is much better than us worrying about you.

JUNE  hope your back is starting to feel better. I do know what back pain feels like.

SHIRLEY  why behave? Have no fun when we do. Every home should have Epsom salts, I know I do. Did you know it was good in gardens, too?

JANE  wish my couch had Zzzzz's in it, only has some rest for my back. Have a great day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:44:40 AM »

GARDENING GOD'S WAY
--Author Unknown
 
Plant three rows of peas:
Peace of mind
Peace of heart
Peace of soul
 
Plant four rows of squash:
Squash gossip
Squash indifference
Squash grumbling
Squash selfishness
 
Plant four rows of lettuce:
Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be obedient
Lettuce really love one another
 
No garden without turnips:
Turnip for service
Turnip to help one another
Water freely with patience and
Cultivate with love.
There is much fruit in your garden
because you reap what you sow.
 
To conclude our garden we must have thyme:
Thyme for God
Thyme for study
Thyme for prayer

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 05, 2018, 06:43:48 AM »
Good morning everyone, 29° but the wind makes it fee; much colder. The wind hitting the windows and howling around did not make for a solid sleep.

BUBBLE  I do not remember when Bunnie passed away but like you I still miss her. She got me into PSP. Talked me into downloading V8 trial. After that ran out I bought the disk. Joan is the one who got me into taking lessons. Both were so helpful when I got stuck on something. I still remember when I first saw the PSP folder in SN and saw the work there. Fascinating to think that someone working on their PC at home could do animation. There were so many doing it back then but now there is just you and Patricia. There was a lot of our PSP lost when SN shut us out.

MARY ANN  do you remember when they had the studded snow tires? They were a hit here but they chewed up the roads and were banned after a couple of years. Your remark to Roley reminded me of a woman who moved here on the second floor. She had her SIL go with her to knock on a neighbor's door to tell her to stop her dog from barking because it was annoying. Neighbor does not have a dog and invited her in to look around for one. A few days later she went down to see the witch and complain about the lady above her because she made too much noise when she walks. That on is my next to me and I never hear her. That  newcomer used to work where I did and she was weird then.

JOY  your weather yesterday was the same here.

JUNE  yes JOAN will always live on in our memories. It was a sad time when SN shut us out.

PAT  we all had prayers that Joan would start feeling better and come in to at least say hello. We will all miss her. Thank you again for starting up S&F. I know I felt lost without our cyber family. Prayers that you are feeling better every day.

WOW looks like I am the first one here this morning. Have a great day.

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Tranquil Cove / Re: JoanFL - April 2 2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 02:41:15 PM »
Condolences to the family of Joan Lavelle.
 She is missed by so many.

 Joan brought so much joy to everyone around her. She'll be missed by many. Those who knew her in person and the many who knew her on the net. She worked to find many inspiring stories for us and then some good jokes. Every morning we looked forward to what she found for us. She helped new members get started and feel right at home. There will never be anyone else like her. May she now rest in Peace with those who went home before her and with our Father.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:24:18 AM »

"God gives us a new day each morning, We can spend it in joy, or in sorrow. We can't change what happened yesterday, and we don't know what's coming tomorrow.So as long as today, is one thing we have,  it seems like a good thing to do, to make it as nice as a day can be, For ourselves and for others too."

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe of April 01,2018
« on: April 04, 2018, 08:23:31 AM »
Good morning everyone, 38°. Thick fog this morning here, weather guessers say will get up to 60° and possible thunder storms this afternoon. Started raining when my son picked me up  yesterday and by the time we headed home it was pouring. Glad I had my winter jacket on. Appreciated the warmth of it. Will be getting  new glasses in a couple of weeks.

BUBBLE  well said. No one could ever fill Joan's shoes. I was wondering if Joan and Bunnie will start teaching angels how to use PSP in heaven.

AMY  my son and I were complaining about the rain yesterday but at least it was not snow. So many do not  know how to drive on snowy roads and think they can drive like on dry roads. Like you my foot would come off the gas when approaching a light or stop sign, better than braking and thinking you will stop right away. I have a good magnifying glass that I have to use to read labels where the print is always so small.

MARY ANN  I have always thought of the SS as Joan's like the old Bis Busy Nest back in SN where I first met Joan and many others. Some that post here in the SS I first met there.

LLOYD  this town has used to be a mill town with locals working in the mills. They are all closed now and folks from the city started moving in. They bough land and built near a chicken/egg place that had been there for generations and then complained about the smell. Those new comers got into local politics and forced that farm to close. Sad.

SHIRLEY  seems this days the vets treat dogs for the same thing people get from allergies to hearts.

AMY  I copied the link to send to my family who have dogs. My grandson's Lab has a heart valve installed, cost him $5,000.

GLORIA de  same all over, city people move to the country and want the things they had in the city and complain about the lack or street lights or dirt roads or smells from farm animals.  Same as those who come to the USA and want their own traditions. If they are that great go back where you come from. We don't need or want your traditions or likes.

ROLEY/ PETER  looks like people are the same all over the world. This town is not the same as it was when I first moved here more than 60 years ago. It was peaceful and everyone was friendly and lot or them related. People waved at  each other and talked together. The city people are not friendly. Some churches have chimes that  ring on the hour during the day and they wanted them stopped because they were annoying them. They are still ringing.

JOAN  this looks like a dismal week here, too.

PHYLLIS  my daughter is hoping for rain, too. So far this year where they are in Arizona they had 2 inches rain and not at one time either. Being high desert the rain just soaks in but not enough to cut the dust.

LARRY hope the new glasses work better. He really looks deep in my eyes and saw I have some ligquid in one of them that makes things blur. I will be getting some drops to put in and if that does not work he will send me to a specialist.

SHIRLEY  I am one who holds feelings in. Wish I could put words to how I feel. June does have a way with words that  I envy. Time to get moving here.
 
Have a good day everyone.

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