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Title: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on August 31, 2019, 11:22:12 pm
Soda Shoppe

for September 1, 2019
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Post by: so_P_bubble on August 31, 2019, 11:24:00 pm
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Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on August 31, 2019, 11:24:43 pm
   Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.
~ Henry Van Dyke

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on August 31, 2019, 11:25:01 pm
An American farmer was on holiday in Wales.  He could not resist exploring the hill farms north of Aberystwyth.  At lunch time he dropped into a pub and fell into easy conversation with a Welsh farmer.

'How big is your spread?' , asked the American. 'Well look you, it's about 20 acres he said' .  Only 20 acres the American responded, back in Texas I can get up at sunrise, saddle my horse and ride all day, when I return at supper time, I'll be lucky to cover half my farm'. 'Dew dew', said the Welshman, 'I once had horse like that, but sent him to the knackers yard.'

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on August 31, 2019, 11:25:39 pm
    From two   Seniornet members of old

Old Fred went to visit his doctor,
because his sex life was in deep decline.
He was give some little white tablets,
told to take one, with a glass of red wine.
He was asked, would he return in a fortnight,
and give the doctor a progress report.
Then if the tablets he'd got were not working,
to plan B they would have to resort.
Two weeks later he was back at the doctors,
to report how the sex had progressed.
Fred asked for some more of those tablets,
and said he was very impressed.

For the sex that he was now getting,
was really the best in his life.
Plus, he was enjoying a new added bonus,
with the house maid as well as the wife.
Richard - 16 Jan04

...and the bawdy story goes on:

Guy Talk...(re-continued)

Old Fred's pleasure was extensive,
He now knew what he'd been missing,
And his wife was apprehensive,
For the maid went beyond kissing.

So, with Fred newly enlightened,
And the maid an accomplished lass,
Fred's wife became rather frightened
That her own charms were waning fast.

She ran off to the beautician,
Hoping to boost her sex appeal,
For she'd lost much to attrition,
And her concern was very real.

A complete do-over she sought,
The hair dresser glad to comply.
Fred saw the blue haired perm she'd got,
And with maid in hand, said "Goodbye!"

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 01, 2019, 06:28:01 am
Good morning everyone, a good cool night for sleeping and I think I was in the land of nod a little after 9:30 last night so am up early this morning.

SHIRLEY  since medical marijuana is now legal in this state and I looked into it and what a lot of things have to be done to sign up for it and need a license to get it, too. Crazy. I have been checking into CBD and that is from the Hemp plant not the MJ one. None of that stuff to make one "high". They have oils and capsules and food(snacks). Would cost around $100.00 a month, don't know if I can swing that yet. Looks like I will have to ask my DIL to cut my hair again. Top is getting too long and will not stay in place anymore, keeps falling into my face.

SANDY  like you I love the autumn weather. Now the orchards are picking apples and asked my son to get me some from the farm I like. My other  son's or chard is not doing good at all, only a few trees has some apples. That is thanks to 2 years of a late frost and then the gypsy moth caterpillars denuding the trees. All over the state there are a lot of dead trees from them.

AMY  love home made oatmeal cookies. My 3 liked the, too so made them often when they were still home.

SHIRLEY  like you I do not like raisins and never put them in the oatmeal cookies either. In Mass. they have had cases of Triple E from mosquitoes, one death and not there is one case in this state. Warning people to stay in from dusk till dawn when those stingers are busy.

JENNY  I noticed that Kenny, too, and thought you were on your iPad and I understand without a keyboard it is hard to type. If I sat in the sun like you did they would be calling the medics for me. Only time I can do that is in the cold months.

BUBBLE  thank you got the new page for September. Love the graphics and the jokes.

WOW I am here first for this month.

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 01, 2019, 06:40:28 am
Does anyone remember who "RJM" is, from the writers corner or WREX in the old Seniornet? I wonder where she disappeared since...
Also, anyone hears from Carolyn from New Zealand with two very talented girls or grands?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 01, 2019, 06:58:02 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I just lost my post that I started yesterday.  I was interrupted by the arrival of daughters and granddaughters and I never got back to it yesterday.  Then when I tried to post it wouldn't take it because of our "new home" so it's out there in space somewhere. 

Since there are only minutes until the boinger goes, I won't have time to reconstruct.  However....

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 01, 2019, 06:59:47 am
Good morning everyone..

A cool 41° F here....lovely!!! Jays are making a racket this morning, funny that crow has slept in or has found another buffet!

A day of rest here..we do have to take the garbage away and have our coffee out.

Bubble love the new start and the jokes.

Jane, did Christy like her tomato?

Gloria, I also like chocolate chip cookies followed by ginger snaps. But the best to me are shortbread cookies that melt in your mouth. Sadly these are usually made at Christmas time..hmm now I want to bake some.

Jenny, sounds like a great coach to make sure everyone has a chance in the game...he is a keeper.

Enjoy your day everyone
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 01, 2019, 08:21:27 am
Good morning on this first day of September.  Oh, where has the summer gone ?  I can hardly believe it is September, already.  I sure do not look forward to wintertime.  I do enjoy the fall colors, but, just wish it would fly by quickly.

It is still early for me to be wide awake yet.  I am not sure what today will bring.  Yesterday, I was up early for an eye doctor appt. and then came home and took a nap. I did get to sit outside in the afternoon for a little while.

Gloria, I know  that the CBD  oil and capsules are beginning to turn into a vey popular solution for a lot of problems.  We had a lady come to our place last week to give a talk about it, but I didn't go.  My son was taking the pills for a foot pain he was having, but I don't think it helped much.  I did hear that there are 3 stores in our area who are now selling it.  I really have not read too much about it yet.  I don't think that I am interested at all. I take too many meds now. But, I will be interested in knowing if you start taking it.  I was talking to the girl here who is our activity director, and she said she was having so much trouble with her fingers being so stiff and painful, but since she started taking the CBD pills, it has greatly improved. She was able to move her fingers around really well.

I hope everyone will have a nice Sunday.  It is a little cloudy right now, but the sun is supposed to make an appearance and it will turn into a nice day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 01, 2019, 09:12:32 am
Amy, Bean and Bacon Soup is one of my favorite comfort foods so I was quick to copy it from your link.  Thanks a lot and I'll let you know what I think when I get around to making it.

I slid back a little bit yesterday and spent most of the time in the recliner chair but feel a little better this morning.  Shirley, my tinnitus came early in the fight with Meniere's Desease and it has never left me.  Mostly I just have gotten used to it but sometimes it is so loud I can't ignore it.  Weather pressure changes can really make it bad sometimes.  I'm dreading the approaching hurricane because it will make the Meniere's act up again.  I'll hit the meds early and hope they will get me through.

Mycheel, thank you for thinking of me.  I wish we could hear from you more often and learn more about you but even your occasional post is nice to see.

Jenny, we never drove up Evans but used to go up through Estes and on up Trail Ridge.  I loved that drive.  Once in awhile we would go up to Rattlesnake reservoir and that road is scary, too.  Narrow, gravel, and no guard rails.  I tried not to look.  I'm like you in that if I am driving I'm OK.  As a passenger...not so much!  When Tom was in college he worked for a dude ranch up in Cache le Poudre canyon.  He took me up that road once and I said I would never do that again.  It was unbelievable but when you got up to the "top" the view was amazing.  You could see clear over into Wyoming as far as Cheyenne!

Must give some thought to breakfast now that David is up.  TTYL
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: CallieOK on September 01, 2019, 10:23:17 am
Good Morning on September Oneth,

Bubble, thank you for the nice new Shoppe.  Thought I'd "report in" and see if anybody recognizes me.

Jenny,  Son/dil were recently in Denver for a concert at Red Rocks.  They drove up Mt. Evans and dil's pictures are really good.  I think they saw more "wild" animals along the road than we saw in the entire time we lived in Leadville.

Last week, I bought a new brand of chocolate cookies at the supermarket that didn't have a lot of carbs. Should have read the ingredients because, when I was doing so at home, I discovered that one was "hemp seeds".  I threw them away!  Just not ready to accept that such a product is the miracle cure for everything - although I suspect the same thing was said about penicillin when it first came out.

Weather in central Oklahoma goes from terrible to pleasantly Fall-like.  Today is one of the latter so I'm off to church and OTL 0 if the Lunch Bunch is there and interested.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 01, 2019, 11:19:58 am
Well, DUH-ME!  What I was thinking of was the creams that tout the CDB oil to rub on. I never thought about internally. I never thought smoking it was good for anyone since "smoke is smoke" & bad for the lungs. But what do I know?  I'm too sleepy to research now, Fitbit says I only had 2 hours & 3 minutes sleep before I woke up coughing... that woke the cats up sleeping by my bedroom door so they wanted in (and out & back in). By the time I fed them & myself, I didn't dare go back to bed 'cause I knew I wouldn't wake up to get to church on time. But I will get those zzzzzzzs today!

Joy, I'll be here to cheer you on when it turns cold. Gloria & I will convert you!  :D

Thanks for the new space, graphics & funnies, Bubble. There was a Carole in Australia or NZ whose husband was an artist. He died some years ago & she moved, not sure where. I think there was a Carolyn but been too long since seeing her. I can't place RJM... So many missing.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 01, 2019, 12:03:31 pm
Ha Ha Ha !!!  Shirley. You will never convert me to liking the cold !  I just hate the winter and all the snow and wind that come with it.  But, there is nothing I can do about it.  Have to put up with it and just turn up the thermostat.  I litterly get sick to my stomach when I get so cold.  Plus,  my apartment is on the north side of the building and I get very little sun.  So, in the winter, it can get very cold in here unless I turn the heat up.  This place uses heat pumps for the heat and when it first comes on, it is like the A/C  is running.  Sometimes I have to turn the thermostat up to 80 º until it warms up a little.  My electric bill is high for about 3 months, but then, my summer bills are a lot lower because I hardly have to use my A/C.

So, I don't think you will ever convert me.  LOL

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: MaryTX on September 01, 2019, 12:17:29 pm
Shirley and Bubble, Carolyn Stirling is still in New Zealand.  She used to post in the old SeniorNet. She left after a disagreement with another member and we emailed back and forth for several years. We are Facebook friends.  I am seldom on Facebook anymore but she does post occasionally. 

Carolyn introduced me to Carol and her artist husband Keith Corner in Australia. My maiden name was Corner.  A distant cousin of my Dad's was into genealogy and researched the family line back to the mid 1700's.  If I remember correctly, Keith several distant back cousin.  We lost contact over the years. 

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 01, 2019, 04:55:09 pm
Mary, you are right about Carol Corner... had brain freeze & couldn't think of her last name. Several of us in the Photos discussion e-mailed for a long time but maybe a month or more since I've heard from her. We started out comparing cameras. She moved after Keith died but last I heard she still had her "Max", loved knowing she was going into spring when we were into fall. Have to smile at my thinking... it was "3 plus me" so 4 of us, the others aren't posting anymore. Thanks for the memory boost!

Joy, I always liked winter even when I was anemic & cold, but appreciate being able to pile on clothes & now with warm UGGS, I find excuses to get out nearly every day in winter. I am a hermit/mole all summer & by fall not very nice to be around. I will admit that I do feel the cold more the older I get & not willing to take chances of being stranded in the cold. But I'd rather get out the snow blower & spend a few hours cleaning off the driveway than take care of yard duties in the summer. It does make a difference being on the north side of a building and having floor to ceiling windows on the south side. Winter I will open the drapes completely (storm windows have a dark tint) but in summer I keep it pretty dark in the rooms I can close the drapes, I get depressed with bright, hot sun & love cloudy, rainy days. Just a little out of whack~~

Callie, you have been missing quite a bit lately!  I never thought to check to see if the local store is selling pot laced cookies...hahaha... it shocks me to see pot stores on every corner in CO now. Makes me a little nervous to think any of those drivers on mountain roads may be "just a little high" and not caused by the altitude! I'd better get a move on, one more run to the store while gift cards are "4x".... I discovered I am down to my last $25 card for Arby's & could use points for gas in Oct, now that it is Sept 1.... had not thought about that so don't want to miss out. I wish there were gas stations in MO that shared those points like we find in CO. Not a big deal when filling the car but such a kick to save about $70 when filling the elephant. Do you get out & about to any of the lakes around there?  Will have to think about that. ???

I'd better get a move on. Gr-granddaughter has a birthday tomorrow & her mother (my oldest gr-dtr) the 4th. My brother will be 94 the 8th & his wife was 85 yesterday. It was quite a deal with her friends being concerned that he is almost 10 years older than she is.... but at her last few class reunions they were giggling that HE was the one helping everyone else get their walkers & wheel chairs out of their cars... spry as any 65 year old! Our father was the same until Mom died and he did not want to live any longer... took him 5 years of sitting before his muscles & bones gave out & a stroke took him at 95. He had nothing wrong with him that exercise couldn't have fixed. Sad but true. My 89 year old sister looks younger than I do, & still moves like always. She got Mother's skin, no wrinkles on that side of the family, but also Dad's only sister had that English light skin with no wrinkles. I've enjoyed finding all the DNA results from 23 & Me.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 01, 2019, 06:50:56 pm
A great Sunday HELLO to ALL 💐

Thank you, BUBBLE for our nice new place to post and for the funnies you shared. 

GLORIA, many times I hit the wrong key on this iPad, but I generally look my post over and look for the obvious mistakes.....but I sure did not see Kenny until the following day🤪  This thing also likes to change what you are saying and sometimes that can be embarrassing!  I am with you and SHIRLEY, you can leave the raisins, better known to me as BUGS out of my cookies, or my bread pudding or anything else for that matter.  I do not necessarily dislike raisins themselves, I just do not want them in anything!

SHIRLEY, it seems marijuana is legal in many states now and I know several people that use CBD in one form or another that swear by them helping with pain.  Here in CO you can buy ANYTHING your heart desires with CBD or MJ in it. 😫  They are really covering vaping now after the discovery that it is causing lung issues😩😩. Any smoke that one is putting down their lungs can not be doesn't require a genius to figure this one out😤😤

AMY, butter cookies or anything with lemon is my go to for a cookie!  I do like peanut butter and oatmeal as well, sans raisins, of course!  You can take anything chocolate not dislike it per se.....just can live without it!

JOY, some folks seem to get a lot of relief from any CBD'S, oil, creams or gummies but not everyone.  Trial and error if you are willing to experiment. Many cancer patients smoke mj to help with pain, anxiety and lack of appetite.  They swear by it. 

PHYLLIS, sorry to read you had a set back.  I hope you are much better today.  Trail Ridge is another is impossible to explain how it feels and looks from our high up places in CO.  I knew you would have been on these scary roads also.  I shared a video with a few in here  that I have email addresses  for, of a Jeep going down Black Bear Pass into Telluride.  Needless to say, MANY did not really enjoy it......those Jeep roads are not for the weary!  The drop offs on Mt. Evan's took my breath away a couple of times on the drive up, but it did not bother me at all on the way down!  You just can not control what your body does in those kind of incidents.... There were many motorcycles as well as bicycles on the road.....I can't even imagine being on either of them! 

CALLIE, happy to read son and DIL took advantage of their time here to do Mt. Evan's.  It is good DIL got some good you know, it is hard to get good ones that show anything like the view ones eyes have.....and the "feeling" of being that high!  I once heard that when trying to explain it someone said it is like looking up and watching the Eagle soar....only when you are up that HIGH, you are looking DOWN on the Eagle soaring!  So very true! 

I, too, have contact with Carolyn Sterling ever so often on FB.  She does not post a lot, but I always ask her about the granddaughters and how they are doing?  I sure do miss many of the folks that never found their way over here!  One very active SNetter posts on FB a lot....way too political stuff for me, but I have offered to help her get here and she has never taken me up on it!  Her loss! 

I am off to finish my chicken soup I started this morning.....did not know if I wanted to put noodles in it or ??  Noodles it will be.  It sure smells wonderful....glad the A/C is pumping away as we broke a record today here in the Mile High for the highest temperature ever on this 1st day of September! 98*...

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, EVERYFRIEND.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 01, 2019, 07:07:36 pm
Jenny, you mentioning driving and riding on the mountain roads reminded me of driving in Ten Sleep Canyon in Wyoming.  I had not been driving long, maybe five years.  My dad had lived in AZ for a while so thought he was the more experienced to do mountain driving.  After things flattened out, it was safe for me to drive.  I loved it.  It wasn't flat for long because soon we came to Ten Sleep Canyon.  There were horseshoe curves all the way down.  Dad was sitting in the passenger seat and there was no barricade to speak of.  When we got to a motel, we exchanged views of the ride.  Dad said he was not scared until the ride was over.  I was not scared at all and kept concentrating on the road.  A few years later, we took the same drive on purpose.  The road had been reconstructed and wasn't nearly as interesting or thrilling.  But after that Dad had no trouble with me driving in the mountains.

Another time I was on a tour and i don't remember where, but we got to the end of the road and at one place, the bus driver backed down to the next turn.  We knew he had done that dozens of time, but it still was scary.

I loved the mountains and always said I wanted to live where I had a view of a mountain with snow on the top.  That never happened and neither did living on a river but I do live on a pond and we see some wild life which makes it interesting.  Not as interesting as when I first moved here, but I have memories.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 01, 2019, 08:21:04 pm
Mary Ann, I had forgotten all about going south on that coastal highway in CA.... Cas drove most of the time all through the years, but now & then would feel brave enough to let me drive. That time, like you said, was almost flat & straight as far as one could see, but as soon as I took over it went into hairpin turns, up & down & around. Was our first trip in the Rialta so he wasn't as comfortable driving it as I was (I'd been driving a big conversion van for years so the Rialta was not a lot bigger). Anyway, every time he would "man up" and let me drive, conditions would change & he'd be a basket case until he got back behind the wheel. Dad thought I could do anything the boys could do (some things better) but was not in his upbringing to teach a daughter to work on a car. I could shoot a gun & go fishing with him, but I was limited to "Go-fer" and to pump the brakes to "bleed them". 

When we went up to Trail Ridge Road we were driving the almost new first conversion van. When we got to the top & got out he noticed the front hub caps were red hot... actually RED... so we waited to let them cool down before going down that other side into the little town we were staying in. Turned out the calipers were not releasing when he let up on the brake so was a super scary trip down. We had our moments in the mountains.... Another time driving a 2 year old Honda Accord reverse & 2nd gear went out going UP Eisenhower Pass... could only get at best 20 mph & couldn't turn around to go down. I had a stack of papers an inch high of taking that car back to the dealer because when it got hot those gears would slip, but by the time it sat in their parking lot it cooled off & they couldn't find a problem. When we got back I went into that dealer & he didn't bat an eye about replacing... and giving me 60 days to go back to the mountains to test it. I did and that was another experience hard to believe so many things went wrong. But I keep going back. :o

Yum, Amy, I'd love a home made butter cookie... I've never made them. I've made my aunt's peanut butter cookie recipe, I could eat them all day given a chance.... During WWII we lived in the middle of a block with a bakery on the corner. They made sugar cookies as big as my head for a penny. The daughter of the owners managed the sales most of the time, she was almost as old as my mother but never married. She would see me coming & with her booming voice announce, "Here comes Sugar Cookie" and would go to the cookie case before I got all the way in. Many years later she was a member of my mother's Garden Club, bakery long gone, but never thought to ask what that special flavor was in those cookies. My sister & mother didn't think they were anything special but thought it may have been almond. I tried, not "it". Guess it was a dash of bliss or love.

And now it is time to feed cats again. They weren't hungry last meal, only one ate. Other 2 just sniffed & walked off. I do need sleep, when ever I get a chance.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 01, 2019, 08:57:42 pm
Shirley, I loved driving and being in the mountains and I developed a lot of confidence in my driving after Ten Sleep.  I did pick my places to drive, but most conditions did not bother me.  Tom is the same and I have no fear driving with him.  There are others in my family I'd rather not ride with, but sometimes I have to. 

My dad could hear noises in the car that others could not.  One year we were in the UP and he heard a noise.  We stopped in Manistique and I swear the owner of the repair place looked as far as he could get into the universal joint to find something.  We had to stay overnight, then drove the roughly 300-400 miles home at 35 mph, including going across Big Mac (Mackinac Bridge).  We made it OK and would pull over when we would see a lot of cars behind us.  That must have been 1956 or so. 

I haven't driven for over three years now - too old!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: CallieOK on September 01, 2019, 09:44:54 pm
Shirley, I just happened to see the cookies in a display at the end of the cookie aisle in Crest Supermarket.  I'm always looking for a thin chocolate cookie that doesn't have more than 20-25 carbs a serving. I checked for that but didn't think to look at the ingredients until I got home.  Don't know what company made them but they were "plant based" and had no flour, sugar or other ingredients cookies usually have.  Hemp seeds were way down on the list so I doubt it was a large amount.
I certainly didn't know anything with something like that could now be sold in "regular" stores!

There's a CDB/Medical marijuana shop on almost every corner around here.  Seems as if they sprang up overnight.

Friends and I spent a lot of time at Lake Texoma when I was growing up but no one in family is a "water/sand" person so haven't been to any of the many recreational lake parks since then.

Jenny, I remember asking the flight attendant what altitude we were flying while coming to Oklahoma from Denver.  She said (in a comforting tone),  "Oh, we're at about 8,000 feet".  She looked surprised when I told her we lived at a higher altitude than that. (Leadville is 10,200 feet above sea level).

DIL did get some spectacular pictures from the top of Mt. Evans.  Each of the boys climbed (hiked up) Mt. Elbert with their Dad when they were about 9 years old.  Those pictures are spectacular, too.

My Sooners are playing Houston tonight and half time is about over.  Back to the game....
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 02, 2019, 07:19:35 am
Good morning everyone, not going to be a good holiday with the weather  here, rain in the forecast late morning and for the rest of the day. Sky is gray so could be the guessers are right. Spent most of yesterday outside, beautiful warm day with nice breeze.

BUBBLE  I remember reading posts by Carolyn from NZ. but never went to WREX.

JANE  being with family is much more important that chatting with people you never met.

AMY  I like just about all cookies as long as there are no raisins in them. Like you I like taking a bite of a shortbread and just letting it melt in my mouth and then having some cold milk.

JOY  so far nothing I have taken has helped reduce the back pain and I would be willing to try it. There is so much information online I get confused as to what I would want to try.

PHYLLIS  when my daughter and SIL took me to Arizona and driving in the mountains I loo out over the country as far as I could see and not look down close. I am just scared of heights but love the views from the heights in pictures.

CALLIE  you mean there are cookies in the market with Hemp in them? Wow. I had heard that the CVS stores are selling it now.

SHIRLEY  think we have to add AMY for preferring the colder months, too. Well maybe not winter but autumn at least.

JOY  I had to buy a heater for my bathroom to use when I take a shower. Only the outer walls have baseboard heat and I cannot get out of a war m shower into a cold room. Heat is included in the rent. I am on the southwest and get the worse of the heat in summer but in winter I do like the sun coming in.

JENNY  I try to check my posts before I post and at times the spell check will put in a word I did not type and I try to change it. With this keyboard at times it jumps a space between letters and I have to backspace to fix it. I know I do miss some. I sure would not want to even walk on those narrow high roads with no strong rails to make sure I don't fall over the side.

MARY ANN  one fall day my older son, his future wife, my daughter and I went up to Mt. Washington in NH, the highest place in New England and I was driving on the way up and down, I concentrated on the narrow road especially when we were on the outer edge and was so glad  I was. Did not look down at all.

CALLIE  one time when I visited my daughter in San Diego they took me to the SD Zoo. I remember looking out over part of the city toward the Pacific and seeing a plane going into the air port to land, we were looking down at the plane flying by. That was a weird thing to see.

Have a good day
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 02, 2019, 07:24:26 am
Thank you all for the info about Carolyn NZ. Any updates on her grand daughters? They may be married already?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 02, 2019, 07:37:06 am
Good morning.  All is going according to schedule this morning so I'm getting back to normal. I like it that way.  Laundry day and I really need to do a full wash today.  Have been "making do" for over a week.  And, the physical therapist comes this afternoon....I keep forgetting about that so must turn my brain on and be ready.

It looks like we are going to have another hurricane hit us on Wed. or Thursday.  It will impact the coast more than it does here but apparently it will bad enough and it is a big one.  I hope Florida will be OK....and Georgia, S. Carolina and us.  I'm trying to not worry about it.  It is the weather and will do what it will do.  I can't change it

Take care and have a good day, Everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 02, 2019, 07:44:59 am
Good morning everyone..

The race is on for those heading back to their homes in the city, makes me thankful I can stay put!

General work about the house this morning and x my fingers get that one last border on the quilt. Need to match up the pieces so it can't be done in a minute.

Gloria, yes I too like winter..snowflakes on my face and if snow is not too deep I can hang the bedding out and it comes in smelling so nice!! Snow blowing is also a chore I look forward to. Kyle has not used this new snow blower and I have told him ...hands off :)) No heights for me either...makes me queasy. Vertigo and Meniers is not my friend in places like that.

Mary Ann, never thought I would say I too love driving, never had my licence until late in life and now I am thankful my aunt pestered me to get it.

Joy, nothing worse than being cold but at least you can put more clothing on. Here in winter the wood heat will have the house up to 80° (too hot) so we share with the outdoors and open a door. lol

Better get Babes foot done. she has had her pills not the spray and bandage.

Enjoy your day everyone

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 02, 2019, 08:34:36 am
Amy, I felt my driving was for necessity and convenience.  I think I was a pretty good driver, at least Norm told me so one day and if a group was going a short distance, I tried to be the driver.  Long distances, I let others drive.  We always got home in one piece.  Now, I miss driving only when I want to go to one store in particular and can't.  I won't say I got my license late in life, but I was not a teen-ager.  I started to learn at 18 and WW II came along with gas rationing.  Dad had an A card, which was the minimum so I waited until I was 25 to get my license.  Even so, I drove for about 65 years.

Phyllis, I hope the hurricane doesn't find its way to Cary; you've had enough troubles of late and don't need more.

Living in Michigan, we have all four seasons and I'm glad I live in Michigan.  I drove in deep snow when I had to but I also took a Personal Day when driving conditions were not good - too much snow or ice.  So I like all four seasons for different reasons.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 02, 2019, 02:56:26 pm
I got my driver's license the day I turned 14... legal age in Missouri back in the old days. My sister had been asked to set up the License Bureau in an auto dealership so all I had to do was go to the store on my birthday, give her my 50¢  and she took care of the paperwork. Didn't even have to know how to drive at that time. My first time to drive was when a neighbor girl talked me into sneaking out Dad's car (he was out of town), she said she knew how to shift the "4 on the floor". Turned out she did not know how to find reverse & we drove miles & miles on those country roads trying to work our way back to the house. My youngest brother was the only other sibling that ever sneaked out Dad's car & Dad's wrath was scary... this was "his transportation to work & he picked up the car full of guys that worked for him in the Signal Department of MoPac RR." Cars were hard to come by during & right after the war, but Dad & my youngest brother shopped the junk yards for all the parts it took to put a Model T together, so that brother had a car to drive in high school. Everyone in town knew that Model T, a neighbor was a sign painter & decorated the car with wild characters, it was one of a kind. Sadly, we have never found anyone that had a photo of that car. Does anyone remember that character with the bald head & big nose that would be posted peeking over a fence, I thought it was called "The Smooze" but that doesn't turn up anything. 
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 02, 2019, 03:31:24 pm
Shirley, was that Kilroy?  "Kilroy was here".

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 02, 2019, 04:08:49 pm
Mary Ann, you're right...

I must say Shirley I sure had a giggle when you said you drove all around trying to get back home..

Finished the quilt, laundry and ironing..happy about all of that!

My friend phoned to say her hubby was in for an operation and they removed a growth in his bladder, now it is a wait and see and a LOT of prayers.

Managed to get the tomato plants pruned and while out listened to a flock of geese go by,they were that low you could hear the wind in their wings.

Better go see why the pup is wanting out, he was just brought in but one never knows.

Wonder where Janie is???
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 02, 2019, 04:59:07 pm
Amy, there used to be a joke about someone not wanting to make a left turn, so he/she made right turns until they got to their destination. 

I'm one who preferred to not make left turns off busy roads, but I had to sometimes, however, I tried to find a light where I could turn more easily.  And I liked the delayed signals.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 02, 2019, 05:54:16 pm
Oh, YES, Mary Ann! That was the name I couldn't think of. That face & nose was painted on the back of his Model had no top, had the front windshield that was split in the middle. This is the best "like it" photo I can find, but since Hal & Dad put it together from junk yard parts, it never had a top & probably other things different.  Right under Kilroy was very neat lettering "Constipated and Can't Pass a Thing"... embarrassed Mother but the neighbor guy that painted didn't paint it out.  ...Dad spent a couple years as a student at Rhey's Auto School in Kansas City from 1915-17, along with 2 of his brothers. The other 2 had their own businesses but Dad went back to work for MoPac RR for more than 50 years. Mother said he had his own shop but too many friends wanted his services for free, & he wouldn't charge them. He had a life long love of Fords, though. Dad could also hear a noise if something was wrong. I remember one time Cas & my brother had gone to KC to by us a car "over the block". Cas thought Hal was a good mechanic so trusted he knew if one was doctored. When they drove in I was at Mom & Dad's house and can still hear Dad with that clucking noise he made with his tongue "'s got a cracked block". Sure enough, was not long before they were putting a new engine block in that car! I know Norm loved cars as well, but think he liked style more than how fast they ran, didn't he? 

Thanks for that link, Amy, sure was fun to see. I do think our birds are serious about going south early, don't you? Right now I am not hearing the local robins so think they may be gone already. We have waves of them come through until almost snow... I have not seen the "snow" birds (Juncos) so must be a little time away. Usually this time of year the grass doesn't need to be mowed but every couple weeks but we've had enough rain that it is as green as early spring again! Some of the trees are dropping leaves, not sure why.

I have taken that AARP 55 Alive defensive driving class every 3 years since I turned 65... we got a nice discount on car insurance when we had 3 vehicles, still take it for the one car & RV. One of the things it stresses is that the older we get the safer it is to make those right turns until you get where you want to be. I do my best but try to find stop lights when I have to make a left turn, especially with the elephant.

Better get busy, I type a little & sit & think. The days go too fast.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Carol on September 02, 2019, 06:06:15 pm
Love the stories of travel. On a trip to Florida, my dad noticed oncoming traffic heading for their ditch. The trailer had become unhitched and passed our car.  Thankfully, no one was hurt.

Don was driving us to Leadville in a heavy snowstorm. There was no on-coming traffic and it was so quiet.  We followed a young girl and stayed back as she was timid and we did not want to upset the driver.  Upon reaching top, the radio was playing "Nearer My God to Thee".  The road had closed behind us and no traffic was allowed to come down on our side.  We had a good friend from Leadville - his last name was Kitt.  Great story teller. 

It would be nice to hear from Carolyn. 
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 02, 2019, 06:42:29 pm
The first car I remember was a 1918 Buick Touring car that Dad had bought from his brother.  It had ising glass curtains (that you could roll right down) and was a huge thing.  When we moved in 1928, I rode with Dad to a used car place across the street from our church and Dad left the car there and we walked home, a distance of about a half mile.  When we moved, we had no car so a neighbor took Mother and me to the new house and Dad rode with the movers.  I don't remember the time frame, but one day Dad came driving up in the field next door and we had a Model T Coupe.  Our street was  being worked on which is why Dad came up in the field (which was a field for the next 20 years and we kids played in that field as long as we were kids).  My mother never liked that Model T because it sat up high and she said she felt so "prominent". 

Another story that has nothing to do with the Model T - Mother had a winter coat that had a large fur collar, probably most women had the same style.  We would go down our street to Plainfield avenue and Dad could never see beyond Mother's collar.  Not only that, if Mother saw a car coming, she'd say "oh, oh" and Dad never knew what to think.  We never got hit anyway.

Carol, I think Carolyn posted here once a few years ago but said she had had an upset with someone and couldn't post in S&F.  Too bad because she is/was an interesting person.  I'm sure the girls are both married by now.  That must have been nerving to drive behind that young girl in a snowstorm.

Shirley, when Norm and I were kids - before driving - we used to see who could identify car makes and models first.  The ones that stick in my mind were the "turtles" - Dodge DeSoto and Plymouth La Salle.  Or vice versa.  Norm was not into racing vehicles but he liked the cars.  Whether for style or whatever, I don't know.  He sold cars from 1961 until he retired at the end of 1991, mostly new cars.  He also was manager of the new car sales until the dealership went out of business but he still sold cars after that.  Because of him, I was able to drive many model cars - Chevy and Ford, also I bought Chrysler cars when Norm worked at those dealerships.  I sometimes think I led a dull life, but when I think back on what I was able to do, I did not have a dull life!

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 02, 2019, 07:12:16 pm
We have discussed the lack of new members in S&F for some time.  This week a friend of Bubble signed up and a couple of us have welcomed him.  His name is Valtermar and he is from Brazil.  He writes excellent English and says his wife does not speak English.

His last post told of his interests.  I wish some of you in this folder would read his post, then maybe reply to it.  Besides being a "body", he is a male and we need both in S&F.  We could have some interesting discussions.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 02, 2019, 07:41:13 pm
I've been visiting with my family for the past two and a half days and then I had to work this morning.  I'm really tired!  I've read everything and now I'm checking in and back out and I'm going in and watch a little TV through my eyelids until it's time to go to bed.

I hope you all have lovely days.
And you made them yours in every way(s)!

That "s" is just so it still rhymes.  Good Night!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 02, 2019, 09:50:48 pm
i hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day!  It did not seem like a holiday around here.  We did pretty much the same thing we do every day.....a little bit of this and that and before you know it the day is over! 

MARY ANN, I have looked and looked and I can not find the post from Valtermar.  I sure do welcome him, and hope that he will join in our group. 


The last I asked about the girls, Carolyn told me they were both at the talk of marriage, but sadly, I do not know how long ago that was.  🙀  Maybe I should contact her and see if the person she did not care to communicate with may not post here any longer and she will come back and join us??  That sure would be nice!

JANIE, I sure hope you and the family enjoyed every minute you had together.

Loved reading all the comments about cars and learning to drive, etc.

CALLIE, I forgot to tell you that I got a good chuckle about you asking about the height of your flight........for sure, you lived way up higher than that plane was flying🤣🤣

I wish every one a good evening.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 03, 2019, 12:19:47 am
Guess it's my turn to turn out the lights. And a last prayer that all have a good sleep and wake up smiling!

Mary Ann & Bubble, where did our new member post?  For sure, we will be happy to welcome him. I remember when I first joined Senior Net and stayed away from the Discussions that seemed "too close knit". I'm not really bashful(that might be an understatement), but I reall am not pushy. My mother always told me that "when you walk into a room of strangers, look around for someone that looks uncomfortable or shy... see if you can make them more comfortable and all of a sudden you won't feel alone".... worked all my life.

:wave: So if you come in here, WELCOME  VALTERMAR, from Shirley in the state of Kansas, USA.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 03, 2019, 01:40:37 am
For JaneS (
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 03, 2019, 01:55:25 am
Shirley, Valtermar is posting in the Welcome folder. I suppose he has to learn his way around. (
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 03, 2019, 07:11:59 am
Good morning everyone..

All the munchkins are back in school today.
Calling for rain tomorrow so Kyle wants to get some more paint for the front deck and get it done.

Jenny, how is your Dad doing?

Floyd, hope you and Nancy are enjoying your vacation.

Slept in again so better get a move on.

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 03, 2019, 08:26:27 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I slept well last night and I think I might be ready to meet the day today.

I miss my family but they are all back to normal, too!  I'll be off to WM for my changed day.  I'm working today so I can have tomorrow off to take my neighbor/friend for tests.  It's one they won't do unless you have someone waiting in the office to drive you home and stay with you until you recover.

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 03, 2019, 11:20:43 am
Good morning everyone. Not much time to sit here before CNA gets here. Had quite a storm last night and of course my internet, phone and TV all went out. Lights were on so I read and finished a book and didn't realize how late it was till I got into bed and looked at the clock-2:AM. Needless to say I woke very late.

PHYLLIS  I dread hurricane season and we don't get hit that  often here. I think of lives lost and property destroyed and mother nature at her meanest.

AMY  I always wanted to learn to drive and loved it when I got my license and drove all over. Traffic never bothered me till after I retired and only drove around town.

MARY ANN  I finally  learned to drive after I had my 3 children.

SHIRLEY looks like you got enough answers about Kilroy was here. I remember all the kids in the neighborhood started doing that in chalk all over the place.

I better get a move on, my CNA will be here in 15 minutes.
Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 03, 2019, 07:36:36 pm
Hello, you all!  Or is it all o ya'll? Anyway, I've been in up to my eyeballs all day today.  I don't know what I've been doing because there doesn't seem to be anything different around here..just the usual bedlam! 

It seems like everyone here is also busy because no one's been in since Gloria cut out to get ready for her CNA.  And that was tis morning!

The weather felt just like Fall when I got up this morning but it warmed up and was a beautiful September day from about 10 on.  I picked 3 more tomatoes today and that's my lunch for tomorrow. 

I also got out all the stuff for making a BIG batch of spaghetti sauce except the stuff that needs refrigeration.  And now, Tennessee Ernie Ford is doing his thing in my living room just to keep me company.  He's got to be one of my all time favorites.

I think I'll find an easy chair and relax a bit.  Enjoy your evening Everyfriend.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 03, 2019, 10:49:01 pm
Well, here I am, talking to myself again!  I hope you all had a great day. with weather you could enjoy.  I did forget that I wanted to look in on the track of the storm before I go to bed.  I pray that everyone is safe and the storm turns back into the ocean as one reporter said it might today. 

I just noticed that there's a picture of me in the margin that says it's from the PA Bash.  That's interesting!  I didn't know there were any pictures taken of me.  It says Beverly took it.  Neat!  it's always nice to be remembered.

Now I'm off to bed and I don't know if I'll be in tomorrow morning.  That's the day I have to take my friend for tests.  And then I have to make a trip to Susquehanna University (about 15 miles away) to pick up something from my grandniece that her mother sent up for me.

I wish you all a peaceful sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 04, 2019, 06:50:12 am
Good morning everyone...

Well, Janie at least you had a super nice person to talk to. :2funny:

Not sure what is happening ,I think hubby would like to go for a road trip. Wonder where he would like to go??? Guess I will know better when we come back.

Overcast today with the promise of rain here , may get a thunder storm also. My heart goes out to those in  the path of the hurricane and hope all will be safe.

Phyliss and Joy hope you both are well.

Have a great day everyone
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 04, 2019, 07:12:06 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  We're all sitting here waiting for the doggie pill boinger and then we'll have breakfast. 

My plan for the morning is to get the spaghetti sauce going so it can simmer while I attend to my friend's needs this afternoon.  I'm hoping to get one cannerful done when I come back from y quick visit with my grandniece.  She's in a different dorm this year so I have to mount a campus search to find her.  She told me that if I get lost and can't find her, stop where I am, text her and she'll find me.  Nice kid!

AMY, after you've been wherever it is you're going with Kyle today, I hope you discover that you liked it....wherever it it was.

I haven't seen what the hurricane is up to but I pray Everyfriend is safe!

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 04, 2019, 07:43:59 am
I'm doing so much better.  Yesterday was a good day and I even made Bean with Bacon Soup in the IP.  That was the first actual cooking I have done in quite awhile.  It was so good..I'll do that again.

We still don't know what the hurricane impact will be to us locally.  We will get rain, for sure, starting tomorrow but how much, and how much wind, is still a question.  It (Dorian) will do what it will do so I am not getting too anxious about it.

I hope all are well and that life is being kind to you.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 04, 2019, 08:20:55 am
Good morning everyone, weather guessers are a t it again, one channel says rain tomorrow and another says thunderstorms late afternoon today. Will just wait and look out the window and see what is going on like we used to do.

JANE  looks like you turned out the lights and turned them on this morning. Is it that or do you like talking to yourself? How nice getting something from your niece when you drive to the college later. Hope your neighbor does great on this morning's tests.

AMY  the pictures on TV of the damage left behind from Dorian are horrible. Wonder how many died from it, that is always the worse part of those darn storms. Enjoy your mystery ride today.

PHYLLIS  those hurricanes can change direction at any time and I keep hoping it turns eat and blow itself out in the Atlantic with no more damage.

Goodness seems like every morning when I get here there are less posts than the day before. Our "family" is shrinking. Wonder how many read here but never take time to stop and say hello. We are a friendly caring group and everyone is always welcome.
Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 04, 2019, 09:49:03 am
Tom has a friend who lives in Jacksonville FL and his work takes him to the Bahamas.  He is well enough off financially that he also had a place in the Bahamas.  He doesn't have the place any more, thanks to Dorian, and he told Tom he will not rebuild, but take the insurance money and when/if he has work there, he will rent something. 

In contrast to the coastal states, we are going to have a nice day.  It will be cooler than what we've had and that will be nice.

I don't have an agenda for today, so if I do anything unusual (unlikely), I'll let you know later.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 04, 2019, 03:25:39 pm
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 04, 2019, 03:26:25 pm
I think there's an echo in!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 04, 2019, 03:51:07 pm
Jane, I hear you loud and clear.

Little Sir Echo!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 04, 2019, 04:01:26 pm
Helloooooo Helloooo won't you come out and play? Little Sir Echo how do you do

 We are back home and tuckered. Well Kyle wanted to go to the city to look for winter boots..did a bit of shopping had a tummy full of Chinese and headed home. Weather was perfect for traveling with the dogs, overcast with a light drizzle at times. Nice to be home...I know I had a lot of work to do but tomorrow will do. :)

Mary Ann, I just can't imagine losing my home like that..yet many do and many rebuild.

Phyliss, the soup is even better the next day!! I also did a split pea soup and it too was good.

Gloria, I like this cooler weather,have a fleece sweatshirt on at the moment because pup will want to play frisbee and I need to cover up some of the vegetables as we may get frost tonight.

Washed all the doors and windows in here and need to do a few more windows.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 04, 2019, 05:36:07 pm
Amy - Hello, Hello.

I always liked that song because it is so happy.  A friend and I often end up singing it when we're together.  And now I'll be singing it to myself the rest of the evening!

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 04, 2019, 06:24:38 pm
Mary Ann, I can understand this as it is going through my head also. I listened to Bing Crosby sing it but like this peppy version of it.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 04, 2019, 07:44:17 pm
Thanks, Amy, I had never heard that version of Little Sir Echo.  In my time, singers all sang the same songs regardless of who wrote the song.  I don't remember if Bing Crosby's version is what I hear when I sing it to myself or not, but it will be with me all evening. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 04, 2019, 08:39:26 pm
I remember Maxine's version best.  She's the first one I ever heard sing it and she was in my class in school.  I never knew it was a popular song until many years later. 

I heard from LLOYD and NANCY today.  They are spending the night in MY WalMart parking lot and I'm meeting them tomorrow morning for breakfast.  It'll be nice to see them again.  I'm really looking forward to it.

I hope you all have a peaceful night's sleep and wake to a happy tomorrow...and no hurricanes!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 04, 2019, 09:17:44 pm
It has been a very L O N G day......up early to get down to Dave and Michele's to help get the children off to school so Michele could go to get her LAST dose of chemo done!  It was a rough couple of hours as the doctor was ove an hour late, then her pic line decided it was DONE and would not let them use it!  In spite of it all, the last of 12 rounds of chemo are DONE!  As I have already told you, she still has the Gamma Knife procedure to do in a couple of weeks.  This will be what we are calling "lucky #3" and then the radiation to the tumor on her lung.  A PET scan in a couple of weeks for a baseline. Then we HOPE and PRAY that ALL will be clear.  She will continue on oral chemo for more than likely the rest of her life.....which is acceptable IF they can do the job and allow her to raise her children and see them grown and hopefully raising families of their own, God willing🙏🙏🙏

I thank you ALL for your unconditional support for me and for your prayers. 

AMY, I loved listening to your little Sir Echo....thank you for sharing this!  We have a reel to reel recorder that looks nearly identical to the one in your video!  We bought it in Germany over 50 years ago!  I am glad you and Kyle enjoyed your outing today. 

YIPPEE.......JANE.  So happy you will be meeting up with LLOYD and Nancy tomorrow.  Please give them a big hello from me. 

PHYLLIS, happy to read your post and to hear you say you are doing so much better.  I certainly hope Dorian will not cause you too much bad weather.

We picked Matthew up from school and got him to his football game.....Bob stayed with hm and I headed back to Dave's to be there to let the two little ones in after school.  I made a peach cobbler with fresh Palacade Peaches from the Western Slope......oh my, did it ever turn out delicious,  I have had two calls already about how good it was from two of the grands.....I sure hope Michele will feel like eating some tonight!  Oh, then I for got to say that a storm was brewing and the football game was cancelled.  Thank goodness Dave arrived in time to pick Bob and Matthew up so I did not have to go back and get them.

Pleasant dreams to all.....
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 04, 2019, 09:19:27 pm
Going to say goodnight..Jane or Shirley can you turn the lights out please..

Jenny, you tip toed in on me. I think I told you about my friend that took oral chemo and it worked!!! He was  just shy a month of his 93rd birthday when he passed in 2012 and he was on it since 1991...
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 04, 2019, 09:31:30 pm
Jenny, when you write it, it sounds like such a long procedure for Michele but when we take it a day at a time, it isn't that bad.  I certainly hope all goes well.

Jane, lucky you, meeting with Lloyd and Nancy in the morning.  They are quite a way from home now.  Enjoy your time with them.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 04, 2019, 10:15:10 pm
I'm bringing up the rear again tonight! What a good feeling to know this is the last treatment/chemo, for Michele, and more to come but not as rough as these last few months. Prayers begging for her to have lots of good years to see the kids and grands grow up!

Jane, I do envy Lloyd & Nancy sleeping in that Walmart parking lot and having breakfast with you. I love camping in CO and the convenience of electricity in MO.... but the cats prefer the activity of an all night Walmart!

Phyllis, glad you are feeling more like your old self.... cooking is good therepy!  ;)  I tend to cook when I am upset, not always smart. I just took a couple tubs of meat down to the river for whatever is hungry tonight. When I defrosted the freezer this last week I found some past date & some tubs that had lost their stickers of dates... so put them in the frig & will take a few down each day till they are gone. The animals that live along the river clean up anything I take down so I don't feel too guilty about being wasteful..... 

Amy, glad you had a good day out.... our cool weather is gone & the heat is on! Awful! Sorry to be wishing the days away but I can hardly wait for COLD weather & be able to get out for a little while without melting into a puddle. I vacuumed the bottom of the pool about 7:30 & it was still hot. I like to keep it open until near freezing so it doesn't get so icky for spring opening. I wouldn't want to live any place else, but the pool is sure a pain in the neck to maintain. We tried to have it filled in when we first bought the house but not possible unless we were willing to have fences taken down in the front (side of house), have all the concrete broken out of the bottom (they mildew) & then still be stuck with all that concrete pad behind the entire house... which would be extremely hot without the water to keep it cool. SO, I whine & will stay because it's home for the cats & I enjoy the river & privacy. End of soapbox! I will admit that I'm glad we did not get it filled in because it makes it FEEL cooler. I'm not willing to spend what it costs to have pool service when it is a job I can do & need the exercise. Pains me to spend more than $300 just to have a pool man come put the cover on & winterize the system, but he did a good job last fall & I don't want to have my sons do the job since they really don't know what chemicals he used.

Roofer is to come tomorrow to settle when they start and make sure the insurance has covered everything. My co-pay on that is about $3,500... but can't help what Mother Nature causes & since it's another "Lifetime" (dumb expression when a good hail storm will do it in again)... it should be one less thing to mark down when I go to sell. Got things lined up to do so better get to bed & be ready to roll in the morning. Sweet dreams to all and God Bless. Hugs to all.  Shirley (good night, Mary Ann)
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 05, 2019, 07:20:24 am
Good morning everyone.

Cool crisp morning here with a temp of 35° F,thankfully I covered up part of the garden last night!

Nothing concrete to do but as always lots of things to do in the house.I do have a cupboard that needs cleaning so maybe that is a start..after I take Kyle out for his coffee.

He is going to paint/stain the entrance steps.I also have a kitchen window that needs cleaning.see what I mean about household chores..always something to do....just like Shirley's pool :)

Jane have a good time today with Lloyd and Nancy.

Shirley,you feed the critters and fish and here I feed the critters and crows. Love watching the antics of the crows. Can do away with the TV ,when the birds are here that is great entertainment for me. When I lived on the farm,there was no one about and people would say to me don't I get bored. What a silly question it seemed to me as if I had spare time I would go sit on a fence rail and watch the calves, lambs or colts play. Prime entertainment.

Phyliss ,this is the pea soup recipe I used, adapting it to our tastes. Instead of the usual 4-5 hours cooking it is done in 18 min!!! So tasty too!

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 05, 2019, 07:54:46 am
Good morning.  We are still waiting on Hurricane Dorian.  He is the slowest storm I think I have ever heard of.  Unfortunately, he has intensified back to a Cat. 3 and has turned a little more inland.  So, here near Raleigh, NC, we are expecting a little more rain and higher winds.  Schools are closed, at least, for today.  And power trucks from all over the eastern U.S. are here and ready to deal with expected power outages.  My town of Cary (we are next door to Raleigh) has sent our Deep Water rescue team down to the Wilmington area to be ready for any rescues that might be needed.  Also, several power trucks and linemen are ready to step in and help, if they need to.

I was feeling so good yesterday and moving around much more, even made some more really good applesauce, but had another sudden attack of vertigo and nausea last night.  I'm kind of discouraged but trying to deal with it.  I'm feeling a bit wobbly this morning and the tinnitus is terrible but "it is what it is" and I'm just trying to keep going the best that I can.

Joy, I hope you don't have trouble with Dorian when he finally gets up near you.  Stay safe.

Gloria, I don't know if you will feel anything from the storm or if it will have turned out to sea by the time it gets up to your area.  I hope it won't bother you.  You stay safe, too.

Mary Ann, did you read online that the Picton Castle's ship's cat, Fiji, went missing and they had to leave port and continue on without her?  But, all is well and she was found and is being returned to her ship while it is, or was, docked in Clayton, NY, on the Saint Lawrence.

Amy, there so many good IP soup recipes on line that I don't think I can make them all.  But, the winter will be long and I think that I can probably make most of them.  The IP is perfect for soup and really cuts down on the time it takes to make them.  I don't even soak the dried beans beforehand and it turns out so good and just right.

Shirley, I envy your energy and all that you do in a day.  Would you send some of the "get up and go" to me?

Jane, say "hi" to Lloyd and Nancy for me and enjoy your breakfast with them. 

Speaking of breakfast....I must go get mine.  Take care, All.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 05, 2019, 09:52:32 am
Phyllis, I had not read of the disappearance of the Picton Castle cat and I'm glad she was found and will be returned.  I did not see Fiji when they were docked at Algonac but someone in Chat mentioned having seen her.  Fiji is a very well traveled cat.

I have copied some IP recipes for Tom but he hasn't tried any.  He likes to cook but I think he is more of a short-order cook.  We eat OK but not always what I prefer.  I want a casserole one of these days and I'll get it even if I have to make one myself. 

Shirley, I am exhausted after reading all that you do.  I never did have your energy and I have even less than what I used to have. 

Amy and JaneS are workhorses too and I'd never be able to try to follow you two.

We have the earmarks of a nice day so I'll enjoy it.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 05, 2019, 10:18:12 am
Good morning everyone.Going to be a nice cool day here    Looks like yesterday was full of echos in here, that is not good is it? Out near a canyon little sir echo would be nice to hear.

MARY ANN  at least Tom's friend was not in the Bahamas when the storm hit.

AMY  no frost here yet. Right now I would be looking forward to helping my son at his orchard. Oh the aroma of ripening apples in the orchard. Now he goes and picks at an huge orchard in Conn. I know he will bring me some. My mouth is watering for an apple pie. I have been thinking of that song since I started here this morning and now I am listening to the link you put in. Thank you, never heard this version before.

JANE  nice to know where Lloyd and Nancy are now.

JENNY  thank God that Michele has a good outlook and not giving up. she is a fighter. I pray for her and the whole family.

SHIRLEY  I am so glad I no longer own a house. I got the house with he divorce but was too much for me so sold it.

AMY  like you I am never bored as long as I can get outside every day, I can go to the back of the building and watch birds, at time a deer will go by as long as I sit still.

PHYLLIS  a hurricane here is mostly along the coast and causes a lot of damage. Last time one we got to this area was 1954 and did a lot of damage, in a city close by it flooded a cemetery and caskets went floating down a river. To this day the still occasionally find some bones, Sad. After that the put us a dam so it should never happen again. Most times we will get some wind and rain and it is no worse than we get a Nor'easter. We had one in 1944 and it was during the night. My mother was so scared, my father and I sat with her all night. We heard a big thud and she jumped and that scared me. The chimney on the house next door was blown down into our yard. She always said after that she would never live through another one. She passed away during the one in '54.

MARY ANN  one reason why I get so disgusted with myself is that there is very little I can do anymore. I was active from the time I got up in the morning till I went to bad. I like the CNA I have but she keeps telling me that she will do this or that and I tell her I have to do something or I will get so stiff the pain will be worse. I do not want to be confined to a wheelchair.I use my rollator and try every day to walk around the parking lot. There is a cut through near the emd ot the first and second rows for people to use and some days I have to use that to make the walk shorter, feel like I am cheating when I do that.

Have a good day, time to get a move on. For anyone in the path of Dorian, stay safe.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 05, 2019, 10:32:45 am
Well, I met LLOYD and NANCY in the WM parking lot and drove them to a nearby local restaurant for breakfast.  We all had a nice breakfast and then I took them on a tour of MY TOWN!  They thought it was a nice little town with all the old buildings dating back to the 1800s.  I'm always happy when someone likes MY TOWN!  Then I took them back to their RV and we had some hugs and exchanged some information and they took off heading for Route 80 and HOME.  I went home and took my doggies out and this afternoon I'm meeting my Grandniece, Bethany for a short visit.  Then home to get some "stuff" done!  All in all, a nice visit with friends!

More prayers or Michele and good wishes for a happy family future!

I have to get my list in order and then "put an egg in my boot and beat it"!

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Marilyne on September 05, 2019, 11:21:27 am
Amy and Mary Ann - my favorite rendition of,  Little Sir Echo, is the one by Guy Lombardo, from 1939. Love that vocal by Carmen or Leibert Lombardo.  A very distinctive voice!  My parents had this 78 record, and used to play it for me on the old Victrola wind up.  I must have been about four or five at the time?

Jane - Very nice that you met Lloyd and Nancy for breakfast this morning.  :thumbup:  it would be so much fun to meet an S&F member in person!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 05, 2019, 11:35:42 am
Marilyne, I like that version also....can close your eyes and see the people gliding across the dance floor. Thank you for sharing that one.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 05, 2019, 11:50:53 am
Good morning.  I know I have been missing a couple days, but I am doing good. 

I had a great report from the scans I had done last week.  The doctor was very pleased. 

Jenny, still thinking about Michele, and so happy that the end of the chemo is coming to an end.  Taking a chemo pill will not be nearly as bad.  I have been on one for over 4 years, and evidently it is keeping  everything stable with no new problems.

Jane, I am so glad that you got to meet up with Lloyd and Nancy and that you had a nice breakfast visit with them .

And, yes, I, too, wish I had all the energy that Amy, Jane and Shirley have.

Gloria, I am in the same boat as you.  I get a little upset when I can't do things that I want to do. Somehow, tho, I do manage to get things done.  Might not be how it should be done, but gets done one way or another.

Phyllis,  I am pretty far inland, so the only thing my area might get, is some rain from the storm. They are calling for a nice week end.  I have been wondering about a friend I have in Hilton Head.  They were going to stay put, as she has 4 cats and it is so hard to find a place that will take the cats.  I have not heard anything from her this morning. She was more concerned about losing the power, and from the news I heard, that might be the case down her way.  I don't think they have a generator.  If it was me, they wouldn't have to tell me twice to get out. 

I also have a friend up near Nags Head,, and they are staying put also. 

I am having a very lazy day.  I need to get a couple chores done, but I am also reading a good book and hate to put it down.  One of my problems is that I am only responsible for me.  Sometimes I feel if I was obligated to somebody else it would make me be more active.  But, then again, it is nice not to have to  be responsible for anyone else,  Not sure if that is good or bad.

I hope everyone has a great day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 05, 2019, 03:12:32 pm
I'm glad to hear that Jane, Lloyd and Nancy were able to meet for breakfast.  I'll bet Lewisburg is much different than the area where Lloyd and Nancy live so that was a new experience for them.

Marilyn, I enjoyed the "Little Sir Echo" by Guy Lombardo.  The cover said that Carmen was the vocalist.  He also sang "Singing in the Rain" and I listened to "Swinging in a Hammock" but I didn't see who the vocalist was and I'm not sure it was a Lombardo song.  That song dated to 1930 and I wasn't interested in popular songs then. 

This morning Tom and I went out for lunch.  I chose New Beginnings to go to and when we walked in, there sat long-time friends.  I had three things I wanted to mention to Tom and of course, the topics went down the drain (until on the way home).  It was good to see and talk with them.  Tom and the woman did most of the conversing, talking about phones, but we covered other topics as well.  We got there about 1 pm and it was nearly 3 pm when we left.  I think we closed the restaurant because they're only open until 3 pm. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 06, 2019, 12:39:14 am
Here I am posting L A T E again, but I have quite a surprise to share with you all.  I just got off from a very delightful internet chat with Carolyn Sterling.  She called because she had seen a message that I posted on Face Book and she wanted to tell me that we are sharing some of the very same issues.  Her daughter-in-law, Raylene, is also going through chemo and she is also waiting to hear results of Nicky's husband as he has just had a bone marrow biopsy done and Nicky continues with Sjogens syndrome...sadly, I do not know what this is, so will look it up.  I did find out that the girls are at university.  Immediately their name have left my mind, but the oldest girl graduated this year, but is going on for continued education.  The younger girl, 3 1/2  years younger is trying to decide just what she wants to study.  So common for many young people today.  She is the artsy one and wants to do something that will allow her to do that also.  I so enjoyed our I am in Colorado and she in Auckland and we chatted just like she was next door!  I told her we had spoken of her and wished that she would come back and join in our group as she has been missed. 

MARY ANN, happy you and Tom got out for a nice meal, and that you ran into a friend, but I am sorry you did not get to speak to Tom about the things you wanted to discuss. 

JOY,  it makes me feel better to know that you have experience with continued use of chemo pills and feel they are not that bad....I sure hope M will find them the same as you have.  Thank you for your continued support❣️

JANE, happy the visit and tour of your town went well and Nancy and Lloyd liked your town.  How nice of you to drive them around. 

MARILYNE, I had to smile at you mentioning 78 records.....I loved your little tune!  BTW, you asked about my Dad and I just want you to know he is doing pretty well.  No better pain wise, but when he is seated in his chair he can get comfortable.  He has no appetite and finds it hard to eat much at all, so continues to loose weight and he did not have any extra to loose.  He seems happy and we enjoy our daily telephone chats......thank you for asking🥰

GLORIA, it makes me sad every time you mention the apple orchard and what you used to do there....happy your son does bring you fresh apples, but sad that you do not get to go and pick HIS apples!

Pleasant dreams to all of you.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 06, 2019, 07:20:13 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up and about this morning but I may have to interrupt this post before I get finished because it's almost time for the "boinge" and Annie is already beginning to pester me.

I've read everything an my memory is allowing it to escape.  I do remember JENNY found our dear friend, CAROLYN and got some info on her family.  Thank you, JENNY.  And thank you for all the other family updates.  It's nice to know when prayers are being answered.

I'm sorry I don't have more time to make comments (a better memory would help, too.) 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 06, 2019, 07:50:29 am
Good morning everyone, looks like it will be a nice day here, in the 60's all day with rain star ting this evening. Yesterday the weather guessers said rain early tomorrow. From what they are saying the outer islands, Cape Cod and south eastern Mass. will get the worse of it. Never know till Dorian gets away from us. I hope everyone along the Atlantic coasts stay safe.

JANE  glad you had a nice visit with Lloyd and Nancy. When my daughter got married a BIL had a movie camera and took a tape/real the wedding and the area of the church. When I first went to San Diego I brought it with me.  There was a family gathering of her in-laws and she brought it with her and her sis in law's husband was making fun of the buildings here. One of my SIL cousins by  marriage spoke up and told him off. She was born and brought up in this town. Telling him some of these buildings were here before anyone ever heard of California. Of course he was a big ole former Marine. He was wounded --in the butt- most likely running away from a battle.

MARILYNE  wow I had forgotten all about  Guy Lombardo and his orchestra. Thanks for the link.

JOY  I am getting to feel as long as I can make my bed every morning and keep dishes washed I am doing OK. My CNA keeps telling me to leave it for her to do  but I cannot just sit all the time.Have to do what I can so I don't get so stiff I cannot move.

MARY ANN  always good to see friends when you do not expect to see them.

JENNY  I remember reading Carolyn's posts about her granddaughters and how proud she was of them. Even if my son's trees were still bearing apples I would not be able to pick they anymore or help him either. I did so enjoy those years.

JANE  your fur babies are a lo of company for you and I envy you them. I would never be able to have dog here or even a cat, I wound not be able to take care of them.

AMY  gee I made it in before you!

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 06, 2019, 08:11:15 am
Dorian is still just off the NC coast but the effects here further inland have not been too bad.  Lots of rain and some wind but it is supposed to clear a little bit this afternoon.  Fingers crossed.  I'm so thankful that it wasn't too bad here and so sorry for the people in eastern NC who have had to go through so many of these big storms.  There have been 30 (thirty) tornadoes reported in NC that came from Dorian but none close to me.

The physical therapist will be here today.  I'm hoping that this will be the last visit.  He has given me several exercises to do that will help strengthen my lower body, legs and feet so walking and balance will be a little easier.  Here's hoping he is right.

I'm about ready to "break my fast" and then get dressed.  Although the therapist has seen me in my nightgown and house coat (first visit in the hospital and then on the day after I got home) but I don't think he needs to see that again.  :2funny: 
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 06, 2019, 10:30:30 am
Phyllis, I have an idea therapists have seen everything, but I am with you in that I'd rather be completely dressed.  I had therapy for an arthritic shoulder a couple of years ago and nothing happened, so after two months I quit.  My shoulder hasn't gotten better, but it also has not gotten worse.  I'm happy for you that Dorian did not get to Cary. 

Gloria, I hope Dorian stays away from you too.  I can make my bed each morning, but I cannot change it; Tom's friend, who cleans for us, changes my bed.  I try to put the lightweight quilt on (for looks) before the cat finds out I am in the bedroom, but if he gets there first, the quilt stays at the foot of the bed.

Radar says we might get some rain today, however, things are north of us.  It is overcast now. 

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 06, 2019, 11:20:38 am
Good morning everyone.
Well it is still morning.....just.

I was ready to post this morning g when m y son called and we had a umm long chat:) Then I took Kyle out for his morning coffee. Just finished washing down the walls in the bathroom and cleaning the window so that job is behind me. I have a messy drawer in the kitchen and that too shall get dome.

Joy, my git up and go is going a lot more than it is getting up lately. I do what I can,get mad at myself for not being able to do more but it is what it is. Always another day.

Gloria, I did try to post but gabbed with my son for a bit. He was in Milwaukee when he called.......goodness knows where he is now.

Mary Ann ,the pea soup ,is quick I think 18 min and no soak the peas  Baked beans were about 40 min ,there again no need to soak the beans..

Phyliss,stay safe

Plus all others in the way of this hurricane .

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 06, 2019, 08:37:21 pm
The last person who posted in here began her post with "Good Morning" and I'm beginning mine with "Good Night".  I hope you weren't all out dodging Dorian or the edges of his storm.  And I hope you didn't lose electricity.

I wanted to let you know that I probably won't be around tomorrow.  They took my brother (-in-law) to the hospital on Thursday.  He's home now and my daughter Cathy has volunteered to take me down there for a short visit tomorrow.  I've been missing them both and wanting to see them.  When my sister and I talke on the phone, it's at least an hour and it's never enough!  I'm not sure when we'll be back but I expect I'll be tired when we do return.  Don't worry about where I am.

I'm going to go to bed early to prepare myself for the day.  After a visit with my BIL, my I'm going to take my sister to do some grocery shopping.  She is legally blind and can't drive any more and my BIL's health doesn't let him drive. 

So I'm wishing you all good night now.  I hope you all sleep peacefully and the storm doesn't reach you.  And I hope you wake to NO damage and NO storm tomorrow.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 06, 2019, 10:04:46 pm
Jane, best wishes for a good visit with your sister & BIL.... I think I know how you feel, like my trip to MO last week, it was just time to see them. Wish them good days ahead for me, I will think of them (and you) in my prayers. God knows by now that I have a routine plea for good days for everyone in here because "you deserve good days".... Safe trip.

I kind of out did myself today & am struggling to stay awake. I drained the tanks of fresh water & the "gray" water (I don't use the black water tank... ::)  )...put the slide out & cleaned/mopped the floor & got the old buggy ready for the next trip. I put the awning out to sun dry, it did still have some moisture rolled up in it.

Then I took 4 of the throw rugs that Ms Callie had marked to claim when I bought them in new... yes, she did! Sprayed them with Dawn & used the jet spray to hose them off, they can take a couple days to dry (if they don't blow away). Since they were new, they all look nice & clean. I have been careful to get Callie out before she thinks about what is hers! Poor old girl, I just can't be mean to her, she shows signs of being pretty old & is so grateful when I go out & walk with her. She is first to go down to the river with me at night & just talks like I'm supposed to understand.

Gloria, I wrote down the name of the cream I keep seeing advertised on to go get the paper, good thing I wrote it down. Oh, my, that trip across the room was bent over all the way & back. This body is rebelling~~  The name is Hempvana..I will Google (& know you will, too)... no idea what it costs. Wishing always to find something to help your back besides just pain pills that quit working after a while.

Mary Ann, I was brushing Tom today & thinking about your boy ... does he like to be brushed?  Tiger doesn't care about it, she will walk off, but Tom will lay & roll over as long as I brush. When I lay the brush on the floor I discovered if I hold it place with my toes he will rub his chin over & over on the bristles. I found this new one at the Dollar Tree (where everything is a dollar)... is the old fashioned type bristle. I bought one on Amazon that had a push button that pulled the wire bristles down so the hair just rubs off, but he doesn't like that one. Wish there was some way to post a video of how he turns his head to make sure I don't miss any part of his chin or anything.

Amy, every job you mention doing or needs doing, I just roll my eyes & admit mine are yelling for help, too. I don't recall volunteering for these jobs back when we got married, do you????

Joy, glad you got a good report on the scans. I think it was you that mentioned taking a daily "chemo" type pill?  My brother in law has been taking them for years & he has never mentioned any side effects. "They" have come a long way from the early days of treatments.

Phyllis, hope your exercises help & you keep up with the good work, maybe work up a sweat since winter is coming on.  ;D  You will have to put up with us winter lovers doing a happy dance, and do all the griping you want, you've had to put up with my whining all summer!

Jenn, glad your father is doing okay. Are they able to use the UBER drivers to bring food that sounds good or does he still like to get out to drive?  My tastes change all the time & get tired of something & can't choke it down. I haven't had Eggos for probably more than a year & all of a sudden they sound good. I may fix a couple before I go to bed. Crazy, huh?

My bones are having a fit about sitting here so long, guess I'd better take some vitamins tonight & hope they do their magic overnight. Another week end, sure seems like they come around quick & still not any closer to fall. Really hot & humid again today. I guess it was a short week with Monday being a holiday. Sweet dreams to all and God Bless.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 07, 2019, 07:49:00 am
Good morning everyone..

Dull day here with hopes of getting more rain. No laundry hung today.

Ceiling fans are on my list today before  I take the ladder back out to the garage plus bake some pies with the pastry I made yesterday.
Also made tea biscuits  plain and some with raisins, will put some in the hidey hole along with raspberry jam or zucchini marmalade.

Jane, safe trip for you and Cathy, to see your brother, I know how special he is to you.

Shirley, no we didn't sign up for all these jobs but.....maybe we this the for better or worse???
You had a full day yesterday, hope you can take it a bit easy today.

Better get a move on here, have a trip to the dump and I like to go in at the beginning as we may see bears! :thumbup:

Enjoy your day everyone and stay safe!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 07, 2019, 09:22:15 am
Good morning every one, not raining here yet and was looking out the window and even the wind isn't bad. I have seen the trees moving more on other days. I did notice that the maples at the back of the parking lot are getting a touch of color at the tops, not much, just not as green as they have been.
On local news they showed the coast and the surf is really rough, haven't seen such big waves since the last hurricane that was close. Everyone has been told to stay out of the water but some who think they can do as they want are playing in the water and a few surfers are in the water. It is going out to low tide now, too. They said at high tide the waves were coming  over the storm wall and over the roads. Once again I am glad I live as far from the shore as possible in this state.

PHYLLIS  after the surgery on my right shoulder the PT I had was here late morning and I was still in nightgown and robe. At that time I was unable to get dressed as the arm was in a sling and I was told not to move it for a week.

MARY ANN  the last time I changed the sheets myself it took most of the day. Had to keep sitting down to rest. I thought I would get a head start for the CNA I had at the time but she never showed up. I called the company and she never called in there either. Since then the ones I have had have been good but the one I have now is the best even is she is a "motor mouth"

AMY  I woke later this morning than I have in months, now just after 8 feels  like I am behind on every thing I have been doing every morning. For me I can get "off track" easy these days.

JANE  sorry your BIL was in the hospital again. OK I for one will not expect  to see you till you get here again. Have a safe trip.

SHIRLEY  I have looked up CBD online and there is so much about it and so many places to buy it online that it is confusing. I have some a CNA told me about more than a year ago gut it did nothing for me. I even tried horse liniment-many people use that for pain-but it works for a few days after my CNA uses it for a back massage but after that nothing I tried so far has helped. I read about CBD oil but my fingers are not strong enough to squeeze the bulb on the dropper. I know when I see my doc in a couple of weeks I am going to tell her I want off those pain pills. Might as well take a couple of aspirin when the pain gets bad.    ROFLAL  we whiners complaining about summer heat and oh so happy when winter gets here.. I needed that laugh.

AMY  my son called last night to find out if I needed anything today when he comes. I said no and then he asked -how about some apples from the farm OK. I sure have been longing for some bought piecrust.

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 07, 2019, 09:30:55 am
I used to tell Tom that if I had realized that cleaning toilets was part of the marriage contract I might have thought a little bit longer before I said "I will".  ;)

It is a beautiful morning here.  We had no damage from Dorian except some small branches and leaves down.  The NC Outer Banks and Coastal areas weren't so lucky.  It is a mess out there.

My legs are a little sore.  The PT made me work a little harder yesterday.  I keep telling myself that it is for my own good.

Jane, safe trip to see your sister and bil.  Hope you find them doing a little better today.

Amy, will you please come cook for me?  And, please be careful about being up on the ladder.  Dust up that high can't be seen and nobody knows about it but you....and you can just ignore it if you try hard enough.   ::)

No plans for today.  Will do whatever I feel like doing.

Take care, All.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 07, 2019, 10:55:59 am
Phyllis, cleaning toilets must be done whether you're married or not.  I don't do a good job of it but I take the toilet bowl cleaner and squirt along the under side of the bowl and let the liquid go down to the water and there is sits until the next time.  I don't have much mobility to get down on my knees or do any scrubbing so I take it as it comes.  I'm glad Dorian left you alone.  We haven't heard from Johann in Myrtle Beach yet.

Gloria, we don't have the extensive color that New England has, but we do have a lot of color, mostly from the maples and evergreens together.  I used to visit Tom and Sue in October when they lived at Boyne City and the drive north of Cadillac was so pretty with the reds, oranges, yellows and greens.  We have color around here too. 

Shirley, Kendrick doesn't seem crazy about being brushed.  I don't do it but his "mother" (Annie) does and gets out a lot of hair.  He tolerates it and when he's had enough, he gets up and leaves.  He loves attention, however. 

I think we'll have a very comfortable day today.  It's 65 degrees and no rain in sight.  I'll let Kendrick out on the deck, in fact, I think I can leave the doors open.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 07, 2019, 12:34:03 pm
Good morning everyone almost afternoon, we got warrensburg mo 18 miles from home. we unloaded the van. parked the R V and got in the van and went and ate. then Nancy took it and went  to get the Mail. I came on home and plugged the RV in so fridge would keep food good until we feel like messing with it. rest time. we Sean and ate with Jane before we left PA. Had a good visit with her and Kin and friend's before we Left. should have stayed longer and took time to go to the falls. but Nancy got home sick too soon. cant argue with Spouse. cant or do not want a divorce. see you Later Nap time.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 07, 2019, 05:22:50 pm
Good afternoon.  It has been another lazy day.  Haven't done much. When I have a good book to read, I can be very lazy.  Almost time for supper.

Last night I had ordered delivery from a local place and I have 1/2 cheese steak sub and some fried onion rings left over for dinner.  I am thinking of putting them in the oven to heat up, as I don't like bread heated in the nmicrowave.

Amy, I sure don't think you have anything wrong with your "Get up and go".   You could run rings around me  with everything you do.  I never would be able to get up on a ladder to dust the ceiling fan.  In another house we had a couple and I had a long handled duster.  I don't do very much deep cleaning anymore.   Just enough to keep the dust down. LOL  I really need to get the vacuum out and push it around a bit.

It has been a very pretty day, and I should have gone down to sit outside for a little while, but I got engrossed in my book.

Gloria, I can still change the sheets on my bed, but I only have a single bed, so it is pretty easy. 

Lloyd, glad the you made it home safely. What a shame that Nancy was ready to come home.  I am sure there were a lot of places you could have seen after traveling so far.  I know what it is like getting an RV ready to take on the road, and I sure always wanted to stay away as long as we could.  The year my husband retired, we spent over 2 months on the road and went to so many places across the country.  We even took a mule trip down into the Grand Canyon.  We almost made it to the West coast, and so sorry that we didn't.  We had the time, but just thought we would make another trip.  But, that never happened. So, you should see as much as you can while you are still able to. 

It is almost time to start heating up my dinner, so I better close this for now.

Hope everyone has a nice evening.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 07, 2019, 06:10:19 pm
A good Saturday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND!  I just lost my post in Norm's Bait and Tackle, as Mark Face Timed me....but I sure enjoyed seeing and talking to Mark and Jonah, though🥰

Yesterday Jonah turned 9 months old!  How that is possible I do not know!  Time just passes much too quickly.  He is standing up on his own and tries to take a few steps, but Stil struggling a little bit.  He is such a cutie🥰🥰

We had a terrible storm here yesterday afternoon.....lots of flooding rain, and hail.  It pretty much demolished all of my beautiful plants😩😢. We hope there is not any roof damage.  At one point the Weatherguessers said we had 3" in 45 minutes, but I never heard the official amount here.  Several roads flooded and they even had to rescue a couple of different cars during the flooding very near to us🙀

We have a big mess to clean up on our patio, but we are waiting for it to dry out a bit more before we d.

Bob is watching college football ........ Colorado is playing Nebraska and they are beating us😫

Yesterday I discovered a library book that I really wanted to read was DUE, so I spent most of the day and night reading it!  It was so good, I could hardly put it down.  WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
Seems everyone that has read it says it is fantastic, and I totally agree! 

LLOYD, happy you are once again home safe and sound, but sorry you are not still out enjoying your time away. 

JOY, sadly we always have hopes of doing another trip in the future, but our plans do not always work out😢. You make a good point that we should do all we can when we have the opportunity as it may not come around again.

SHIRLEY, you just wear me out reading all you have been too, AMY!  We are both wearing down fast.....seems we just can not keep up well with the daily stuff let alone the EXTRA stuff.  We desperately need to spend some time in our is a real disaster area!

JANE, safe travel for you and Cathy today.  I am sorry your BIL is not feeling well.

GLORIA, you are right in that there are SO MANY kind of CBD's out there, and it is confusing.  They are very popular now and everyone seems to offer them for sale.  Wish someone could help you find something that might help with your pain. 

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 07, 2019, 08:06:47 pm
Well I was half finished and backspaced to correct something and the whole post disappeared!

Once more.... My sister let us know that they were not at the hospital.  They had sent JIM home after doing some adjustment to his heart monitor, a couple of tests and hydrating him.  He has an appointment for more tests on Tuesday so we'll see.  He looked much better than I expected him to look and he said he felt a LOT better than he had on Thursday. 

Cathy stayed at the house and I took my sister to do some grocery shopping which she needed to do.  That way, we didn't need to worry about Jim and Cathy could rest before driving home again.  Jim was wearing the tee shirt that I sent him for Christmas.  It's bright blue and says in BIG letters. "WORLD'S GREATEST BROTHER".  When I gave it to him I told him that's exactly what his been to me ever since Margie brought him home.  I always wanted a "big brother" and he's definitely IT!

Now, my job for tomorrow afternoon is doing a bit of laundry and finishing the canning of the already made spaghetti sauce.  Until Cathy volunteered to take me down for a visit, that was my plan for today.  It's so easy to put things off these days.

AMY, we were both on a stepladder today.  The light in my hall burned out and I had to replace it....and wash the glass covering inside and out.  Please don't tell Cathy I was on a ladder!  She always gives me that LOOK!

I wish you all a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow.  God be with you, one and all!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 07, 2019, 09:40:49 pm
Haha, Jane, I am really laughing at Cathy giving you "THE LOOK" ... and where did she learn that?  ;D  Used to be that was all it took to shape them up. Hate to admit, my great grands don't know what NO is & if they do something really bad, they will take themselves to a time out corner & smile at Mom & Dad. Andy got me a safe ladder to use in the house for Chtistmas... I think it only has about 5 or 6 steps & kind of hand rail on the side. Can't believe how much I use it.

Jenn, that Jonah is darling! Still think he looks like you. Sadly he will be judged by his size & people will wonder why he isn't in school when he is 2 or 3. That's the way Andy was. 5 years between Andy & older sister and he wore her Carter's jammies with the feet in when she outgrew them. My youngest great gr-daughter in Seattle is just as big & ahead of her age, she weighs more than my sister did when she started school & just turned 2. Sorry about the flowers getting beat up in the storm. Our June 18th hail convinced me not to plant anything else. I do have some Crape Myrtle that has gone crazy in my "starter hole"... a place in the pool area the original owners left a circle out of the concrete with the best soil I ever saw. Anything planted in it grows beyond belief in nothing flat. Not sure this year old crape myrtle will even be able to transplant in the fall but got to get it out of that circle. Have a start in the front of the house a year older & doesn't compare with the size of the new stuff. I don't have a green thumb but have good luck with trees & shrubs.

Joy, we did make it to the west coast & north to Seattle, Olympic Nat'l Forest & drove down the coast highway until mid CA. Gorgeous trip except from Wichita to the NW & home, we were gone only 8 days. Crazy. He was always eager to get home, would go because he knew I'd go without him... or afraid I would. Finally we called a truce & decided he wouldn't go camping & grip the whole time with me & I wouldn't follow him around the golf course & grip about the heat & how boring it was.  ;D  Now I don't go but "a state away", mainly because nearly every trip something goes wrong with RVs... 

Lloyd, glad you made it home safe & sound. Was it much trouble pulling the car behind?  I don't think I am strong enough anymore to lift the tow bar off... my little Buick needs to be on a dolly & would be heavy lifting off & on, even with the cranks & wheelies. I am pretty content to stay in the RV except when my sons are along & have a car to run around in. They sleep in his camper but eat in mine or we go out to eat.

Guess I need to turn out the lights, it's still HOT here tonight. Sure be glad when it gets down in the 50s at night so I can open the door for sleeping. Sweet dreams for all, God Bless.  Shirley
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 08, 2019, 07:30:55 am
Good morning everyone..

Not calling for rain but it sure looks like it.Tis ok we can use all the rain before freeze up.

A day of rest here today. Laundry was hung on the line and dried yesterday in between showers! Made a pot of baked beans 1 hr 20 min no soaking of beans in the IP. Where was this gadget when we were working and coming home dog tired???

Shirley, I loved camping, relaxed way of life and just enjoying every moment. Kyle saw a fox in our yard at 12:00 am... think he/she is the one that took off with the corn on the cob.

Jane ,happy to see your brother is home and feeling much better now. Enjoy your canning today..Mom's the word on the ladder:)

Jenny Jonah is so cute, you just want to hug him !! Maybe your plants will survive this beating, give them a chance
before pulling them out.

Lloyd, glad you and Nancy are back home safe and sound. Maybe next trip Nancy will feel more like staying out longer...give her a chance to get used to this. You both are hard workers and now is the time to enjoy your life.

Joy, you supper sounds perfect to me. We don't do long distance traveling anymore. Used to camp, one time we were away from home 33 days, went across Canada up to the Yukon and Alaska then came home through the upper part of the States. Loved every moment of it.

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone..
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 08, 2019, 07:47:06 am
good morning everyone. well I better be careful what I say or I will be in trouble again. Nancy must be getting rested up, except for a corn on one of her feet hurting her she seams to be in better spirits. this computer dose not know it is home and awake tow. we was very hot here yesterday but are having a good thunder storm this AM. that is good. one of my hearing aids (right one )
went on the blinks while we were in PA. I went to va there and they sent it home they said  but we beat us home but did not, hasn't made it here yet. it started counting 1 2 3 over and over again and again. as far as pulling the van the r v behind. the r v has a big cat engine in it and dose not know it is behind it,. it has a owenen diesel in the gen set. so we can start it and have electric power going as well as stopped or on the go. we can also run the roof A C on the go keeping it cool in it, good to be home. tomorrow I will mow the yard and park the trailer down by the shop.the trailer Has pull out ramps easy to put up so can drive the van right up on it, we have hold down straps to go over the wheels and tie down to the side of trailer. put the E brake on and in Park it is safe to haul. we have a dolly but it and do not get along too good, the trailer and I get along better. Have a great day Oh yes janes and we get along fine she always has a good hug exchange for us and she let us buy the Breakfast this time like a man should buy for the Lady. see you all later.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 08, 2019, 08:07:04 am
Good morning everyone, looks dark out but it is daylight. sky is all gray clouds and 54°. By the end of the week we are supposed to have "summer like temperatures" so say the guessers.

PHYLLIS  sorry you had sore legs when the PT left. I was just watching the Patriots doing exercises walking across the field. The way they move their legs at times I wonder how they do not dislocate a hip. Guess that is what keeps them limber in that too rough game. We did not even get any rain for Dorian here. It  did damage in Nova Scotia as a tropical storm, sure traveled far north still powerful.

LLOYD  glad you are now home safe and sound. It is always good to get home and relax.

JOY  I do not do much cleaning either. I do make my bed and a few dishes but that is about it. I am glad I have a good CNA. She keeps telling me to go sit down and I tell her I have to do something besides sit all the time. I have to do what I can.

JENNY  love the new avatar you have. Jonah is so cute with a beautiful smile. Along with many others I wish they could find something that helps arthritis. It has been around for so many years one would think all those scientists would ave found something by now.

SHIRLEY  the last few nights have been great sleeping weather, not even a fan on. I have been sleeping better because of it, too.

LLOYD and AMY you both sneaked in when I wasn't looking

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 08, 2019, 10:25:04 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up and attem and trying to catch up with the "stuff" I put off yesterday for my visit to my sister's.

Right now, I have the rest of the spaghetti sauce cooking with sausages in it.  After they're canned, I'll be able to decide if I just want to eat them with the spaghetti or have them in a roll for a lunch sandwich.  I've never done them this way before but I'm thinking they'll last a while and I won't have to be shopping all the time.  I think I might be getting ready to retire in January or February.  February is the end of our fiscal year and there's usually some kind of bonus based on the number of hours you've worked in the preceding year.  I think I might try to hang around for that. 

I picked 5 more tomatoes off my single vine this morning.  That makes a total of 12 so far.  If we don't get an early frost there are many more green ones coming on.  I have a container of them already cut up and in the fridge for my lunch today.  And I had some for supper last night.  I wonder what it is that makes the ones we grow ourselves taste so much better that those we buy...even if we buy them at the farmers market?

I guess I better get back to work or I'll never get done.  I also feel a nap in my day somewhere. 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 08, 2019, 01:53:25 pm
Jane, for your sake, I hope you do retire whenever you can or want.  You will find you are so busy in retirement that you wonder how you ever had time to work!  I've been retired 33 years now.  Much of my time is spent on the computer, but I always have something going.  I have never regretted retiring for a moment. 

I pulled a Jane and Amy last night - I cooked something.  Nothing as elaborate as you two would, but with Tom here, I do not cook any more.  I found an aged cube steak in the freezer yesterday and Tom was gone, so I defrosted the steaks (there were three) and put them in a pan with an onion and tomato soup and cooked it on the stove for an hour.  If there is some stew meat in the freezer, that will be my next project. 

We have an overcast day so far, going from 54 to 60 degrees since 7:30 this morning.

Dot and I did our usual and went to Mr Burger (aka the Cholesterol pit - a term Norm gave them) and had a Tuna Melt and a cream pit.  We split both items.  Mr Burger is a hamburg place, but Sunday mornings, it is packed with people and families.

I loved traveling in the mountains and would love to see some again.  We have what is called Porcupine Mountain in the UP of Michigan but our highest elevation for the state is 1400+ feet so you can see someone stretched things a bit.  And that 1400 feet is in the lower peninsula near Cadillac.  However, it is a pretty area and the Lake of the Clouds is up there too.  The UP is very scenic even if our mountain is a hill.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 08, 2019, 04:20:26 pm
Love a doing nothing but putz day. :) I did start to cut out another quilt and it will take a while just to cut out all the pieces.
Turned out to be a lovely cool day here, while out in the back yard two loons flew over,..soon they too will will flying south. :( Played ball and frisbee till the dogs tuckered me out......seems to be the norm now they have a lot of energy!

Jane, bet your home smells so good will all the cooking you are doing. That will sure taste good come winter.

MaryAnn, that sounds good, bet it was nice and tender too! I always get a chuckle when you call the restaurant the Cholesterol Pit. We have a few of those also but at times one does give in and enjoy a meal there.

Going to see if I can cut anymore pieces..the more I get done the quicker I can start the quilt.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 08, 2019, 04:35:06 pm
Amy, as I said, Norm coined the phrase "Cholesterol Pit" and with a hamburger joint, everything, or almost everything, is fried.  The food is good.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 08, 2019, 04:46:39 pm
Haha, Mary Ann, I grew up with the "Ozark Mountains" and they looked like rocky hills to me, interesting rocks but not the mountains I had pictured in my mind!  I still look down all the time, sure there is a special rock waiting to be found. Your meal sounds like something I used to fix & forgot all about. I'd take round steak & brown in pieces & then cover with slices onions & pour V8 over & simmer or bake for an hour or two, usually in the oven. Kids liked it because it would be so tender. The day has been cloudy since thunder woke me up before 5:00 am.... not a drop of rain but right now this computer says it is 85° but the thermometer outside says over 90° in the shade. Sure is humid.

Gloria, just so you know, you'd be griping about this weather today as well.  :P  >:(  I am SO ready for fall or winter.

Cats got fed early because I came home from church & breakfast with all the kids & went to sleep on the end of the bed in the extra bedroom. I have a sheet over the top because the cats sometimes go in there to nap & I can lay crossways & watch TV. My daytime nap space. It was 2:30 when I woke up so will have to see what Fitbit gives me for the day & night. The nap brought my sleep up to over 7 hours, near record for me!  :nanadance:

And now I need to get busy. Not sure what this week will bring. Roofer was going to order the shingles again, they used the ones he got before on another place while MY "advisor" debated the type & cost. The hail was June 18 & since I didn't realize it did so much damage, didn't report until a week later when we got back from CO. Still been a long time getting the details taken care of when all the facts were presented in that first message. I am a little "testy" about this.

Hey, Amy, I am watching the signs of fall/winter & while it sure is feeling like summer, I realize the Monarch butterflies went through a long time ago, no robins for weeks & trees are dropping leaves. Have a feeling it is because the leaves are so thick the roots can't provide enough food & water to sustain them all, not the season. :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 08, 2019, 05:29:03 pm
Nine pint and a half size jars of sausages and spaghetti sauce sitting on the dining room table cooling and waiting to be labeled.  The last one was just sauce to use up the jar and fill the canner.  I put a checkmark on it with magic marker so Id know which one it was an said a little prayer that it didn't wash off.  It didn't!  Two of them have the last of the meatballs in them and they have blue lids.  I do NOT trust my memory!

I still have about 6 pints of sauce left and I'm trying to decide whether to just can it or add something to it and make more.  I have meatballs left over in the freezer and  some peppers too.  But I think I'll play Scarlett O'Hara and "think about that tomorrow". 

SHIRLEY, I think you have a right to be "testy" about how long it's taking to get your roof repaired.  That lady should look for another job where she doesn't have to deal with people.....maybe she shouldn't try dealing with animals either!

I, for one, am NOT ready for winter.  I get a lot more done about here when I can wear shorts or jeans and a tee shirt than I do when I have to be all bundled up.  And I hate hearing the furnace run because it sounds just like the rustle of $20. bills when it runs.  And they are not stopped by a closed door or window.  They just go right through!  And I end up waving goodbye!

Not having grown up with A/C I can do without that for longer than I can do without heat!

Doggies are getting hungry!  So am I!  I think I'll find something good to eat.  Anyone want to join me?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 08, 2019, 06:38:34 pm
Shirley, we have lots of Monarchs here ,more than what we have had in other years??? We still have robins here...

Need to go out and cover up the garden as they are calling for frost tonight..
Forgot to add..Jane I will be right there with apple crisp....finally found something to use that apple pie filling in.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 08, 2019, 09:22:20 pm
Good Supper!  Tomatoes right out of the garden, meat loaf right out of the freezer and Apple Crisp right out of Amy's hand!  Um-um-good!

Now I'm wish you all Nighty-night!  I'm going to watch one episode of Home Improvement, take the doggies out one last time an hit the hay!

I wish you all a peaceful sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 08, 2019, 10:18:10 pm
Well it is time to wish you all good Night and sweet dreams. Hope to see you all with smiles tomorrow.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 09, 2019, 06:40:46 am
Good Morning 5:34 Am. 70 dirges and mostly clear here. am going to VA after while and hope to catch up with my other hearing aide so maybe I can get back in tune with hearing.rested good but dreamed some crazy dreams. Hope you all had a good night. see you all later.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 09, 2019, 07:24:13 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's a chilly morning but supposed to turn into a nice day later.  It should be in the mid 70s by mid day.  I'll take that!  For those of you who are wishing for winter, I think this is my favorite season.  The temps are moderate, there is still fresh garden produce and the driving conditions are good.  I don't need a coat or boots and there are not enough leaves on the ground yet to need raking.  Yep!  I'll take early Fall over almost anything.  I also like late Spring even if it rains a bit!

I'll be off to Wally World in a little while.  Wish me lots of smiles today.  They make the time go faster.

I'm going to pick up the meat for veggie soup on my way home today and maybe I'll have it cook overnight in the crock pot.  I have to make a lot because Frankie wants some when she moves into her apartment, Bethany wants some at college and I have 5 quarts promised to the church for the soup sale.  If I want any for myself, I'll have to make a lot!  I'm going to swing by Davy's for tomatoes either after work today or tomorrow morning.  Then the fun begins.

I really NEED a new keyboard!  I'm having to back up and retype all the time. I've been looking but I can't decide. 

It's almost time for the boinger and breakfast and then I have to "put an egg in my boot and beat it" or I'll be late for work.

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 09, 2019, 07:45:20 am
Good morning everyone.
Tad cooler here temp is 31° F glad I covered up the garden last night.

Just marking my spot and will be back.

Enjoy your day everyone
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 09, 2019, 08:41:38 am
Looking at the cooler temps. that you are reporting from "up North" and feeling envious.  We are to have temps. in near or low 90's all this coming week.  Early Fall is my favorite, too, and am waiting....waiting...waiting.  Will it ever get here?  :-\

Not a good day yesterday.  The vertigo came back for awhile and I spent most of the day in the recliner.  Also, the med. that I take to help with the dizziness makes me really sleepy so chased the zzzzz's most of the day.  I feel much better today and I am hoping it stays that way.

Laundry day today.  I must get started.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 09, 2019, 10:03:00 am
Good morning everyone, slept really late this morning but then it took a long time before I finally got to sleep.  This will have to be short. Sill have to have breakfast and get washed and dressed before CNA gets her and that will take me a couple of hours. I really move slow these days.

JANE  get that bonus before you give that note of quitting the job.

PHYLLIS  the weather guessers are saying we will have summer temperatures by the end of the week. I am glad I didn't get the AC put away yet.

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Carol on September 09, 2019, 04:01:58 pm
Reading all of the notes, I am so far behind in checking in on you. 

Tomorrow is another full day at the Veteran's hospital and I will be driving Don.  We are desperately hoping for pain relief - spinal stenosis.  Friday, I get my final bandage off my neck (that was the now gone cancer scare).  I think we need a vacation..

Jenny:  You two have gone through so much - I hope you have good test results for everyone. 

I hope Carolyn drops in to check out this friendly group. 

Jane:  Wishing you the best for your future retirement!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 09, 2019, 07:01:48 pm
Doesn't take long for a day to disappear!!  Just worked around home today.Made a cherry pie and shells for two more pies. Leftover pastry was rolled out, buttered with brown sugar and cinnamon then rolled up and baked.
I have already tucked the garden in,put the cover back over it . I did see where frost did get some of the garden though.

Phyliss, my friend told me what to do for my vertigo...she said pull your head to the left hold for 4 seconds....then to the right.....hold again.......then down  and back for the same amount of time.  I keep forgetting to do those exercise but really should.

Gloria, I don't mind one bit sleeping in, nice for a change :)

Carol, happy to read all is well now with your neck.. :thumbup:

Going to go ........I dunno.....want to cut more fabric but too tired to make sure I do it right..

Go watch tv......I can do that :)
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 09, 2019, 09:50:09 pm
I'm going to go take the doggies out one last time and then hit the hay!  You know, that used to be true when I all the years that I went to Girl Scout camp.  One of the first things we had to do was take our mattress tick down to the old barn and fill it with hay and then drag it back to our unit and that was our bed for the week.  Every so often, we would give it a couple shakes but it always got the shape of our bodies before too long.  We used to envy the counselors because THEY HAD REAL MATTRESSES!  I kind of liked the smell of the hay!  And we really did "hit the hay" at night!  Good memories!

Now I'm going to get on with it.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 10, 2019, 12:59:37 am
Just going to say GOODNIGHT.

It has been a really long day and I am headed off to bed.

Pleasant dreams to all.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 10, 2019, 07:38:38 am
Good morning everyone.

I slept in again!! Need to take Kyle for blood work and pick up scripts from the drug store..

Will be back later.

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 10, 2019, 07:47:17 am
Good Morning everyone. yesterday was a Laze easy day, Just relaxing. may try the same today. we are Planning on in a few days loading the R V up again and heading west through part of Kansas and turn south through Texas and go to Las curs N M. where we lived when I was in the army, and go to church at the little church where we did then. and see if some of the native's that were young then are still there now but old like we are now. Hope you all have a great day and a better day tomorrow.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 10, 2019, 07:52:45 am
Good morning everyone, 56°. good weather for sleeping and that  must be why I had trouble sleeping a few weeks. Even with the AC and fans it was not  cool enough for me. After a few days of the high in the 70's the guessers say we are in for a touch of summer. Well if isn't autumn yet. I have noticed the swamp maples in the back of the parking lot getting a tinge of color at the tops. They get a deep red color when fully in their beautiful autumn glory. I look at them every morning when I pull the shades up and can see the color gradually go from the top to the bottom.

CAROL  the first back orthopedic doctor I saw asked me how long I had spinal stenosis, didn't even know what  that was. After that arthritis set in, I can sympathize with Don. Always trying to find something to ease the pain.

AMY  I always loved it when my Mom had left over piecrust and rolled it with sugar and cinnamon, that was a treat. I did that, too young, they asked me once to add chopped nuts . so did that all the time after that.

JANE  never "hit the hay" but hit the feathers. My mom had a feather mattress and getting into bed you just sank into it, so soft and comfy.

AMY  to me sleeping late is sleeping till 9:am.

JENNY  hope you had a restful sleep.

LLOYD great that you are planning another trip. Now you have the RV might as well use it.

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 10, 2019, 07:58:21 am
I'm up but won't be atem for awhile yet.

Cloudy morning and warm and muggy.  I must go to the grocery store today.  Pantry is looking empty.

Amy, that head exercise sounds like one that my ENT doctor told me to do.  I was good about doing them for awhile but got lazy.  They didn't always help but sometimes they did.  Thanks for reminding me about them.  I'm sorry you have to fight this miserable vertigo, too. I had a full day yesterday with no dizziness so I'm feeling a little encouraged.  (fingers crossed)

Made some more hard boiled eggs in the IP yesterday so we can have Egg Salad Sandwiches for lunch today.

Gloria, 56 deg. sounds wonderful to me.  No wonder you slept good.

Take care, All.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 10, 2019, 08:01:32 am
Good morning.  I am just marking my place for now.

Too early for anything to have happened yet.  I have had my breakfast and taken most of my meds,  I try to space them out over the day,  Hate having to take so many pills now. 

I will get back later  Have a good day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 10, 2019, 08:04:22 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  This will be short because the doggies are asking for their "after breakfast walk" and I told them "just a minute".  That means that whenever I change position it will be time for their walk.

GLORIA, we need a spell of warm weather, then a frost and then Indian Summer, my favorite season!  But you cannot have Indian Summer before you have a good frost. 

AMY, what kind of dogs do you have that let you sleep in.  I told someone recently that I don't need an alarm clock because the dogs are set for "EARLY". 

Now ANNIE is saying that she really has to go so I better go.  Have a great day Everyfriend.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 10, 2019, 04:16:43 pm
I want to thank all of you for my week's entertainment.  Now would you please put something in my head that will knock out "Little Sir Echo"?

And where's Roley?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Marilyne on September 10, 2019, 04:31:22 pm
JaneS - Here's one from the same era, that will keep you singing for another week!  I love these oldies!  :)
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 10, 2019, 04:44:15 pm
Amy, that's a good one to sing.  Kay Kyser was one of my favorites with Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt.  And Ish Kabible with the Three Little Fishes!

Nostalgia strikes again.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 10, 2019, 05:40:21 pm
YEP!  That'll do it! 
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 10, 2019, 05:49:18 pm
Mary Ann , Marilyne was the one that posted the oldie for Jane.
I was thinking more along this one until Feb for Jane.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 10, 2019, 05:54:03 pm
Another day  going fast. I did manage to get a few things done. Pulled on little garden out then managed to cut some fabric for another quilt.

Jane, they love sleeping in also..sometime in the night Babe may want out but not too often.

Talked with my niece yesterday and she is moving to PEI..they had a vacation there this summer, fell in love with the island and will move come March!  We loved the east coast and would go back if we could but that isn't to be. Thankfully we did do a lot of travelling in the past.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 10, 2019, 08:06:20 pm
Amy, my theme for many years has been:  I'm busy doing nothing, working the whole day through, trying to find something else not to do".

We used to have a woman who summered on PEI and lived in Chicago in the winter.  Like Shirley and her feral cats, this woman did the same with foxes on the island.  I wish I could remember her name.  Her posts were very interesting because of the foxes.  I don't think she named the foxes individually, but she had a different name for each yearly group.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 10, 2019, 10:02:03 pm
Oh no!  now I have 3 kid songs rolling around in my brain!  HELP!

Well, I'm ready for bed.  I did 3 weeks worth of laundry (that included this weeks bed sheets and blanket, pillow cases, mattress pad)  It was also all the towels that got used when Christy and Frankie were here.  I think it was about 8 loads.  I cooked and stored the meat for the veggie soup, took the dogs for 3 short walks, went to the store for laundry detergent and toothpaste.  I'm trying to figure out what it is that's making me itch all the time and Frankie mentioned that the towels made her head itch so I'm thinking maybe the laundry detergent.  I got some of that all natural 7th Generation stuff to try.  It says it's dermatologist recommended.  We shall see.

I also inventoried all my home canned goods and made a list so I can mark them off when I use them. 

I think I deserve to sleep well tonight. It was all "stuff" but it needed to be done and I did it!

Please keep my BIL (the one I call my BROTHER) in your prayers.  They found a severe leak in his mitral valve and they are tryig to decide if he is strong enough for the surgery to repair it.  It seems like it might be a no win situation.  Can he stand the surgery to fix it or can he live without fixing it!  He's 90 years old! And this isn't his only problem!

I'm putting it in God's hands and trying not to worry.  We all love him!

Good night my friends!  Sleep peacefully and wake to a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 10, 2019, 10:51:57 pm
Wow, Jane, I was proud of getting ONE load of laundry done today. You do keep moving!  Sorry about your BIL, don't know if that valve can be repaired/replaced like the aortic... through the artery (or is it vein?). Prayers he/they make the right decision.

Well, Gloria, I am happy for you but jealous that you have had some cool nights. We can't seem to get a break, 90s & humid & tomorrow promised strong winds. I have weather on my Kindle so check my fav spots in MO & CO when I check Wichita... Even they are hot these days, but cooler at night then we are.  :tissue: I've got to buy some more Kleenex or Puffs Plus.

Mary Ann, I don't know what it is that eats the food I take down to the river. I have not seen any fox this year but know they are all around. The cats were not afraid when just one out back, but wouldn't get out of the pool area when they saw two. I think they realize they can be trapped. Cats only go down to the river when I am with them, not sure if they do at night. There are no trees on the long bank before getting to the river bank so probably could not out run the fox.

Amy, I am impressed with your niece moving to PEI.... how exciting. I can't imagine wanting to live on an island... I do not like big bodies of water. We would have called this river behind my house a "creek"... but it is the Arkansas River. Big difference, I an see the other side. I went to England & back on a ship.... couldn't get me on a cruise for all the gold in Ft.Knox! I shudder, get goose bumps thinking about it. I loved seeing the Gulf, both coasts up & down, but almost held my breath when looking at the vast amount of water. Don't know where that fear comes from, but it's real.

I'll turn out the lights.... maybe Jenn or Lloyd will be around later so maybe leave them on for a while. I'm off to sleep, got a busy day tomorrow (doing nothing!)  :2funny:
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 10, 2019, 11:17:39 pm
 JaneS at least your brain is still moving, and I am missing peter also. I got on Skype and could not raise him either, I fell asleep watching a western. I hope now when i get in bed I can fall back to sleep. sweet dreams to all hope to see you all tomorrow. Good Night.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 11, 2019, 06:49:26 am
Good morning everyone, looks like I will have the AC on  today. Already 67° and muggy. Well the guessers did say by mid week it would feel like summer again. Right for a change.

PHYLLIS  for a few nights when it was cooler and lower humidity I did sleep good but  woke too early this morning, 6:am and here I am already having my first cup of coffee. Of course I had the bed room window open and I  think  the dampness moved in and woke me. Cannot call this Indian summer, no frost yet.

JOY  my doctor took 3 pills away and I feel no difference without them.

JANE  right you are but warmer without the humidity would not be too bad. I look forward to cooler and dryer weather like we had the last few days. Oh well Mother Nature will do as she pleases. Gosh all those hours between your posts and no one was here. I sure dislike how few post here now. Remember how many we had in the good days in the Nest?

MARILYNE  oh wow hat Playmates is good to hear. I liked Kay Kyser, saw him at one of the heaters in Providence years ago. That was when he picked someone from the audience to lead his band.

AMY  oh boy the 7 Dwarfs and I sure remember this one, too.

JANE  I find that Tide makes me itch like crazy. I use the Arm and Hammer detergent now and no more scratching. So sorry what your "brother" is going through. I know when you mention your brother who you are talking about. My oldest son's wife I call my second daughter. She is a very loving person, the only girl he ever dated. My daughter and her act like loving sisters when they are together.

SHIRLEY  those wonderful cooler days and nights are taking a nap again. Will not enjoy today. Oh that hempvana you were talking about a few days ago, saw an ad for it on TV a few days ago so went on line to check it.  Nothing but good reviews about it so ordered it. For $20.00 if it doesn't work no big loss. I had ordered a CBD cream/salve and it cost $90. did not help at all. You would be surprised the people who have asked me what coast this state is off of. With the name Rhode Island makes me wonder if so many people do not remember their history or geography. Lot of history in this state.

LLOYD  hope you had a good night's sleep after the nap you had.

Have a good day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 11, 2019, 07:25:45 am
Good morning everyone..

Rain over night and it could just be a rainy day today.

Have some have to do jobs today, friend brought over two huge zucchinis so they will be grated up for cakes/loaves later on. Have celery to cut into pieces and freeze for soups/ stews later on.

Phyliss, when my friend told me about those exercises she said do the right then left hold for 4 second then hold your head down to your boobs. Told her no, can't. Yes ,she said you can! No ,I said can't. Well then she wanted to know why?? I said I can't hold my head down to my belly button!!! That made her laugh! But I did do and I am going to do the exercise each day and many times a day if I can remember.

Jane, I sure hope you can rest today. Kyle gets that itch when I used Tide. Can't use it but use Sunlight now. Prayers for you Bil, they now know what the problem is and can deal with it.

Gloria, crows are really making a noise out side right now, they too are gathering up. We are to get warmer weather for the next few days and I for one am not too happy about that.

Lloyd, hope you have a restful day.

Shirley, I would go in a heart beat..loved it there but I also love water. Either the east coast or the Yukon for me, loved it there also.

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: phyllis on September 11, 2019, 07:33:39 am
Summer is still here.  I plan to stay in and do some household laundry but, will NOT do 8 loads, thank you very much!  I feel like fainting at the thought of all that laundry.  :stars:   Tide deterg. would make Tom's eczema flare up but I liked how well it cleaned the clothes.  I switched to Tide Free and Gentle and that worked.  I still use it. 

The phys. therapist was here again yesterday afternoon.  I accused him of making me work too hard.  He started out so easy with chair exercises but has advanced now to doing walking and "kicks" with a large rubber band around my legs to increase resistance.  Makes me tired!  He assures me that in 4 to 6 weeks I will be stronger and my balance will be better.  I'm counting on him to be right!

I didn't feel like thinking of making dinner when he left at 5 p.m. so I just dumped some pasta, frozen meat balls, and sauce in the IP and it was ready in less than 30 min.  It was good, too, with enough left over to freeze for another meal.

Amy, I REFUSE to listen to those old songs.....I've got enough useless stuff crammed into my head without adding more!   :uglystupid2:   You made me laugh about pushing your head down to your boobs.   I'm with you.....can't go down that far!

Take care, All.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 11, 2019, 07:55:30 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I sure slept well last night.  But when I got up this morning, I discovered one thing I forgot to do.  I meant to start the dishwasher before going to bed last night and I forgot.  I never run it until it's FULL and last night it was.  And I'm running low on spoons, too.  Oh well!  It's running now.

Thanks for your good thoughts and prayers for JIM, my BROTHER!  I'm waiting to hear what they decided.  My sister said they probably wouldn't know until today.  And, yes SHIRLEY, they go through a bloodvessel but I forgot which one. 

I'll be off to Wally World this morning so wish me smiles!  They sure do make the day go faster. 

PHYLLIS, I hope you're feeling lots better today and even better tomorrow.  That should put you at "great" for the weekend! 

CAROL, I forgot to comment on your good news about your healing process.  I'm happy for you for escaping the BIG one! 

Now, I think I better get my day started before it gets away from me. 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 11, 2019, 08:22:16 am
Good Morning everyone. well I had take two treys at it but got a good nights sleep. hope you all have a great day, am going to V A today and pay my bill and try to get a new mask and new tubing for it. it said I need both in the last few days. I do not know how it is so smart to know what it going on. it also knows when it leaks. if it dose not leak it has two smiley faces blue it cooler, if it leaks one of the is red sad face. sun is shining clear 73º and calling for 88º today. what is for this time of year but i would like cool temp like in spring or fall. see you all later.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 11, 2019, 12:04:57 pm
I've got half a dozen things started but wanted to tell y'all right now, before I forget.... the latest disaster I created. Phone rang while I was having myself a 2nd breakfast (egg sandwich), I was up at 4:30 & had 3 Eggos & went back to bed. My tummy does not appreciate sweets when empty so was not happy when I got up again. Fried my egg & decided to fry 2 eggs I had been moving to new cartons until I get around to cooking them to take to the river. They were cracked when I got them home & do not eat cracked eggs, cause "they" say not to.

Anyway, was eating my sandwich, waiting for a new pot of coffee to drain down & had those 2 eggs frying ... watching TV. Phone rang & I quickly swallowed what was in my mouth, got interested in conversation with my friend & NOSE told me I forgot those eggs. Burned to a crisp... that got me tickled with so many of you talking about making apple crisps. I like apple anything but what I took out of that skillet was NOT APPLE... house smells awful. I did not even save the "egg crisp" to take to the river. It was crisp thru & thru!   Gloria, my mouth waters every time you mention getting a tree ripened apple so first thought was you'd be cackling if you saw the crisp I created! Sure hope that "pot-cream" works! 

Got to get busy, blankie in the washer soaking (one Tom threw up on in the RV, I just toss them into a large plastic bag to wash when we get home). #1 son is coming by this afternoon to connect the new hose to add water to the pool... the old one had little geysers all up & down to soak anyone getting near while filling. This wind is sucking the water right out & don't want the level to get below the tile. Also am to run by the doctor's office to see if he can remove the lump on my neck or if I have to go to someone else. It isn't anything serious but big enough to notice when I curl up to sleep. Watching for the mail person to come by, should be getting the check for that car window, I will have to make waves if it doesn't come soon.  Gotta get me organized! I don't multi-task as good as I used to, that's how I ended up with "egg crisp" for the trash!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 11, 2019, 02:55:03 pm
I'm just home from work and I wasn't going to reply, just read but I'm laughing so hard at SHIRLEY'S "egg crisp" that I can hardly stop!  I can imagine what your house smells like!  That's the kind of thing I tell on here and then add, don't tell Cathy I did that! 

I also forgot to tell you that among all the other stuff I got done yesterday, I took the mattress (full size) off the the bed so I could get the dust ruffle off to wash.  And when I put the dust ruffle back on, I decided to flip the mattress.  Please don't tell Cathy!

Now I'm going to take time for a short snooze, if there are any zzzzs left on the couch.  I didn't use any yesterday so they might have accumulated enough to use today.

Try not to burn anything else SHIRLEY.  It's hot enough out. You don't have to bring it in!  Be careful everyfriend!  I shall return!

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 11, 2019, 06:06:44 pm
Jane, do you have a recipe for "egg crisp"? I have rhubarb, apple but not egg... :2funny:  You know I am just teasing Shirley, I have made many boo boos and I am sure I am going to make many more!!!

Just came in from playing frisbee, pup sounds like a steam engine he is really you think I tired him out?? Not likely.. While out I saw a wild strawberry plant that was in bloom!!!Think it got its seasons mixed up.

Froze celery and zucchini for the winter,checkout the garden and do have two zucchini that I hope to use in pickle. Tomatoes are slowly ripening :(

Going to go cut a bit more fabric then put my feet up for a bit.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 11, 2019, 08:59:51 pm
AMY, I don't have a recipe for "egg crisp".   But I know someone who does.  I'm pretty sure it's a special recipe and I'm not sure she'll share.  PRETTY PLEASE SHIRLEY! WILL YA SHARE?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 11, 2019, 09:47:46 pm
Well, I was sure you'd ask for that recipe..... did finally get the smell out of the house but took a lot of doing. And, Jane, you are so right, "DON'T TELL THE KIDS!"  One job at a time, can't multi-task anymore. In all my years I never did fry 2 eggs to a crisp like today. Did some serious scrubbing on that skillet. My fav/best skillet & those crispy eggs just slid out & left behind some charcoal in the bottom. Need I say more. Recipe: One absent minded cook, 2 eggs of unknown age (slightly cracked... but so was the cook); several jobs going plus eating on the run, phone call and you can't screw this recipe up, I guarantee it!   :thumbup:  :booboo:

SO hot again today. Had to put enough clothes on to visit the doctor, he will take that lump off my neck, says no problem but I think he will be surprised when he starts. It has been there at least 2 years or more. Will get it done a week from tomorrow.

And now... how many of you can remember the day Pearl Harbor was bombed?  I felt the same on 9/11. When the news came on the radio that Sunday morning about Pearl Harbor I was squatting down on the floor furnace (remember those?) with the funnies on the floor in front of me. Mother was in the kitchen & let out a scream ... to this day it sounded like an injured animal to me. She kept saying, "I have 3 sons that will be called to fight"... At that time I don't think Mother considered "older" men with families would be called up, Dad was pushing 50 with 5 kids. I realized that life would not be the same and it was not. I felt the same on 9/11, my daughter was somewhere in the air in the Eastern US. We didn't hear from her for hours, her plane was grounded and to this day I'm not sure how she got home, rented a car or what. I know she told me but those days were filled with "what ifs".... Do you think WE as a nation will pull together or are we too divided now, should we ever be attacked again?  Scary thought, isn't it?  And now to bed, I did not get enough zzzzzzzzzs last night. Hugs to all and God Bless America, with all her warts, there is no place like home! (Even if it still smells like an Egg Crisp).  Shirley

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 11, 2019, 11:18:05 pm
SHIRLEY, you made my day today.  You've become a friend of my heart and I love you!  Isn't it fun to be able to laugh at ourselves?

I remember that Sunday when Pearl Harbor was attacked.  People were either talking non stop or not talking at all.  And I learned at the ripe old age of 6 and a half where in the world Pearl Harbor was located.

Good night my friends!  Sleep peacefully through the night and wake refreshed to a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 12, 2019, 12:48:59 am
Posted this a few hours ago, but it is not here....I must have forgotten to make sure it was indeed posted.

Thinking about 18 years ago......
Thinking about being in Pennsylvania and New York at our wonderful Bash......
Feeling all the caring and the supportive Americans and wishing we could all be that caring about each other today.......come on people....WE CAN BE THAT WAY AGAIN 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
I remember all the flags flying and candles burning in many of the homes.......
I 💗💗 how America was back then.....18 years ago, and it felt mighty good and I was PROUD to be an AMERICAN 🇺🇸🥰

I can not stop humming this song.......

Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
That September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or workin' on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin' against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?
Did you weep for the children, they lost their dear loved ones
Pray for the ones who don't know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out with pride for the red, white, and blue
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?
I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you
The diff'rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love
Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
That September day?
Teachin' a class full of innocent children
Or drivin' down some cold interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor?
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset for the first time in ages
And speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on I Love Lucy reruns?
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Stand in line to give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?
I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you
The diff'rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love
I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you
The diff'rence in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love
And the greatest is love
And the greatest is love
Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
On that September day?

Good night dear friends💞
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 12, 2019, 05:14:49 am
Good morning everyone, up and at em early. Have an appointment and will be out of here at 10 this morning. I try to get appointments for 1:pm but cannot be that at times. When I was still working I was up at 4:30 so those days I liked early appointments on Saturday.

AMY  I never knew you could freeze celery, I have thrown so much of it away. When I get celery with a lot of leaves I take them and wash them and let them dry, have done hat for years. Same with parsley and basil. Taste better than what one can buy in the markets.

PHYLLIS  for me 2 loads of laundry in a day was too much. Of course with 5 of us at home I did a batch every other day except when i stripped beds and that ended up with 3 loads.

JANE  I wish you would retire so you can enjoy doing just what you want to do. I have been retired 22 years now and love it. Of course it was hard at first without that weekly pay check but I adjusted fast.

LLOYD  we have rain tn the forecast today, hope it holds off till I get home. 66° here now.

SHIRLEY  I sure hope that cream works, too. I have so many different ones, even one for arthritis, but I think my CNA could use hand lotion and it would have the same effect. I think it is the massage that feels good but it wears off in a couple of hours. Hemp is NOT a pot.

JANE  oh do I remember when I could flip my mattress over, those days are so long gone. Got all I can do to move myself now.

AMY  season mixed up with that wild strawberry plant. Maybe that little area it is in has it's own weather? There is a Christmas cactus down in the community room that is in bloom now. That darn plant is sure messed up, blooms about  5 or 6  times a year. There are 2 other Christmas cacti near it and they never bloomed since I have been here.

SHIRLEY  you started my day with a good laugh then you talk about 12-7-41 and then 9-11. I remember both days and where I was at the time. All my family members cane home safe and only one got wounded.

JENNY  I remember how everyone had a flag flying after 9-11. Where is that Patriotic feeling gone? Some people do not know how to fly it either. Thanks for the link and posting all the words. Brought tears again.

Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 12, 2019, 05:32:54 am
Good Morning everyone. well I have read and laughed about all the problems with the egg's. now I will tell you all about a episode I had once with eggs. I put a dozen and one half eggs in a large kettle with water and salt in it to boil and Make some deviled eggs with , went in and sat down watching TV fell asleep woke up with them exploding all over the kitchen, looking like a gravel road. what a job cleaning them all off of the furniture and flour. Nancy won't let boil eggs any more without staying the kitchen with them.
I bet you all cant top that. 77º clear and heading in the mid 80º today.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 12, 2019, 07:03:27 am
Lloyd, I think my mom topped that  ;D
One day she decided to make baked beans in the pressure cooker pot. But she did not fix the lid properly and after a while, that lid was ejected forcefully by the steam and all the beans got plastered on the kitchen ceiling and top of the high cabinets!  You can imagine the work to scrap all that off...    :2funny:
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 12, 2019, 07:48:52 am
Good morning everyone...

Lovely morning here. Have a quilt to deliver this morning then home to do whatever needs done...and a lot needs done before freeze up.

Bubble, that is one reason why I would never have a pressure cooker but do love the Instant Pot they are a lot safer to use.

Gloria, we also like early appointments, then you have the rest of the day to yourself.

Need to move it.

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 12, 2019, 08:26:54 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm getting a slow start this morning.  I was ready to go to bed last night when I discovered that I had 2 bills that had to be paid yesterday or today would have late fees.  So I did that before I went to bed and then as soon as we were settled down to sleep, the lightning and thunder started.  Both dogs shiver hard enough to shake the bed when there's lightning and thunder.  So I got back up, closed the windows, gave them both a dose of Rescue Remedy, brought Tennesee Ernie Ford in the bedroom to drown out the thunder and left the light on.  Both dogs crowded me until the thunder moved off into the distance.  I didn't have the heart to move them to their own spots so we slept crowded all night.  I could use more sleep.

I don't know what today will bring.  I'm still trying to decide.  There are things that are yelling for attention and I better get at some of them.  I don't think I'll cook any eggs or beans today!

I have to say that whenever I use my pressure canner and it's time to put the doodad on the vent, I drop it on and run around the corner.  I remember hearing my mother's canner explode sometime after I went to bed in my early teens and seeing the results of it's destruction in the morning.  It being Saturday, we all worked at the cleaning process and it wasn't easy!  I still expect mine to explode one of these days.

I better get my day started.  More bills to pay, doggies to walk, bed to make, dog food to make, a bag of onions to clean and chop for the freezer.  It sure is easier to take a little container of onions out of the freezer when a recipe needs them than it is to clean and chop them each time.  I freeze them in 1/2 cup containers.  Also need to take the trash to the dumpster.  Probably should wash up the kitchen floor when I'm all finished.I'm sure other things will rear their ugly heads and holler for attention.  Today is "whatever" day on my agenda.

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 12, 2019, 08:30:33 am
I have a messy story too, not as dramatic as eggs on the ceiling or close, but I was at my brother's house when someone shook a can of pop, then opened it.  There was pop all over the ceiling.  Messy.

Jenny, you posted that song in Norm's B&T yesterday.  I asked who sang it and Tomereader answered that Alan Jackson had sung it.

Our storm is over and we had only a blip outage which gave me five clocks to change.  I watched the Port Huron cam yesterday and it poured buckets there.  Fortunately their 9/11 ceremony had finished.

Many people have forgotten about Pearl Harbor because they weren't there.  I have an idea 9/11 will suffer the same fate.  It's kind of "you had to be alive then to remember it" thing.  There are people who say that WW II did not happen; they were not alive then.  I wasn't alive during WW I, but I am sure it  happened.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Sandy on September 12, 2019, 10:41:47 am

Good Morning Everyone from
the cooler,  more "Fall Like "
rocky coast of Maine.. 

All is well here,  except
I am "chilly" ... 
(have to have something to
complain about)..

I just bought me a new
Google Fi Phone which I will
be getting next week ...

Time for a change.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 12, 2019, 11:46:47 am
Sandy, I do think that Fe is cuter than Shirley Temple at that age.   "Chilly".   :tissue:  So many of us would love to have that to complain about.

I've got another bean story, Bubble! After cooking a pot of beans very early in my life back n the "States"... using a large size pressure cooker from Mother. I turned it off, flipped the "dingle" on top off & stood in horror as all the juice shot out of the top onto the ceiling, dropping back onto the stove & behind it. Had to finally disconnect the gas line to move the stove to get it all cleaned up. Not what a tired husband wants to come home to.

Lloyd, I have never blown up a whole batch of eggs and at this age, hope that is one pleasure I don't face.

Gloria, for real, hemp is not pot?  I admit I am kinda behind on these things. Keep me posted, hope it helps. I had forgotten about drying the celery leaves, I used to do that!

Amy, how is the InstaPot different from a pressure cooker?  I have a large-large crock pot that rarely gets used, a large pressure cooker that hasn't been used since buying a medium size one (that I'm going to fix beans & ham shanks in today).. have a little Presto cooker (electric) from about 40 years ago that I still use when I want to fix candied carrots or a big pot of steamed potatoes to mash... (not often these days)... so have held out getting the Instant Pot. Also don't know which brand is the one of choice most or all of you use... I am weakening. Didn't think you could freeze celery & am always having some to throw away, I want the fresh crunch in meat spread (along with crunch of onion)... but celery is such a fresh flavor in soups & other things. Do you chop it?

Jane, I find myself wound between 2 cats a lot of times, they don't like to share with each other so one at my face & the other behind by legs. Not the best zzzzzzzzzzzs but do enjoy waking up with them being so happy. All 3 were waiting at the door when I got up the 2nd time, Callie didn't quite finish her breakfast & raced to the garage door to make sure I understood that SHE wanted to go sleep in the garage, not outside. Bless her heart, I wish I could make her understand the potty rules around here, she tries so hard to please. I know you would be just as frustrated & sad to not be able to let her hang out with the others all the time. By the way, that skillet I made the Egg Crisp in yesterday is no longer a "non-stick". Fried my egg in it this morning & it stuck like the old skillets before teflon.

Had a call from the guy that mows, will be here after while so I'd better get dressed & unlock gates. I did get at least an hour extra sleep but not sure Fitbit will give me credit, (only if an hour or more).

Mary Ann, my mother was alive during WWI and think that is why she was so upset with the news of Pearl Harbor. Don't think her brothers had to serve since they were farmers, but a lot of WWI men didn't come home and she was terrified for her sons.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 12, 2019, 12:20:59 pm
Shirley, my dad was in WW I, as I'm sure many fathers of those here.  Dad did not get overseas and was in OCS when the war ended.  He had to stay in a while afterward, but he didn't make the Army a career.

Norm was in the Korean War and spent his time in Germany near Heidelberg.  He was in for two years, which was normal.

Mary Ann

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 12, 2019, 01:25:35 pm
My father was FARMER and was drafted for WWI.  He served in Europe and was on the French/Belgium line when the Germans used gas warfare for the first time.  Our guys were not supplied with gas masks because it was not expected.  He suffered with emphysema most of his life due to that gas and cigarettes.  When they sent him home, he went to a VA hospital in Pittsburg and after a month or so, he walked out and took a bus home.  He said the air was better on his PA farm than it would ever be in Pittsburg.

He also quit smoking later in life because he knew it aggravated his condition.  He did it in one day and that was it.  He lived almost 20 more years and surprised all the drs.

I'm making progress with the chores and I better get back to them before I forget what they are.  Keep on keeping on!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 12, 2019, 04:22:45 pm
Shirley, this is for you.

I can put things in my IP and not have to stand and watch it plus not be afraid it is going to blow its lid! :)
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Marilyne on September 12, 2019, 06:21:15 pm
Jane - Your last message about your father, was very interesting to me.  I think you and I are about the same age, and yet your father was drafted into WWI, and my father was drafted into WWII.  Dad was drafted in the Spring of 1943, when I was nine, and my brother was six.  He served in the Navy in the Pacific, and was there until Dec. 1945, after he War was finally over.  I think he was 33 or 34 when he was drafted, along with many other married men with children, in our neighborhood.  The joke in the neighborhood was that our particular Draft Board, must have been desperate at that time, to fill their quota!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 12, 2019, 06:57:20 pm
Marilyn, I'm not sure but I think my dad had to register for WW II.  I don't know what year he would have registered, but he was 47 in 1942.  The draft ended just before my oldest nephew, Tim, would have had to register.  Again, I don't remember the year. 

I don't know what's cooking, but it smells good.  Supper is at 7 pm.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 12, 2019, 07:46:29 pm
I got drafted in 1951 took basic training at ft Riley Kansas, Chester hill. after basic training was shipped to White Sands Missal Range In New Mexico.
where I spent the first two years. Made the rank of specialist E five in thirteen months. when I was separated from active duty I got travel Pay home.
I then served two more years active reserves and two more in active for a six year oblation. my mistake looking back is that i never stayed in for twenty Plus years. would had a good retirement of two thousand or more per month. oh well I am a member of the over hill gang now. see you all later.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 12, 2019, 09:44:25 pm
MARILYNE, my parents didn't even know each other when he was in the army.  He was in his early 20s when he was drafted. Mom was 27 and Daddy was 37 when they married and my sister was born the day after their first annivesary and I was born 16 months later.  You and I are close to the same age but our parents weren't. 

I got everything done today that I wanted to do except for one thing.  I didn't chop the onions and freeze them in little packets.  Maybe tomorrow....

I have 8 more jars of spaghetti sauce with hot Italian sausage in it so I'm ready for winter with the spaghetti sauce.  Now it's time for the veggie soup.  The meat is cooked and frozen so that's a start.  And there are lots of veggies in the freezer from the summer's plenty.  I have to check the jars and I might have to buy some.  I'm getting down to the nitty-gritty on the jars and I still want to make some applesauce.  I think I have 3 jars of last year's left.  And I have to get tomatoes tomorrow to do this weekend!  I love the Summer and Fall seasons.

I'm going to try to go to bed early tonight.  It's supposed to begin raining around 3 and if it thunders and there's lightning the doggies may be upset.  I say sleep first and comfort the doggies when it's necessary.  So I wish you all a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 12, 2019, 10:19:22 pm
This day is getting away from me just like all of the rest of them!  I always have so many thoughts about what I am going to get done today......then I blink twice and the day is nearly over. 

We did not have to help Michele today, so we managed to get a few outside things done today.  Bob cleaned out the gutters and that is always such a BG job.  Sure hate to have him on the ladder......but he is very careful😩

We are attending a little cocktail party later this afternoon at one of the new retirement homes.  It is something to do and we can see what they have to offer for the unbelievable amount of money they want to charge to live there. 

We have to be at Dave and Michele's tomorrow morning at 6 AM to help get the grands up and readY for school.  Dave is flying home tonight from a business trip in Jacksonville, so he will take Michele to the Gamma Knife appointment.  It is scheduled for 6:45 AM.  WE certainly hope it goes well and this will be the last time she ever has to do this.  It is the third one she has had, so let's hope the third time is the CHARM!🙏🙏. On next Tuesday she will have a PET Scan and they will be able to see what and how many radiation treatments will be required to make sure the tumor on the lung is gone!  We just hope and pray they do not see any more spots that they are concerned about.  This has been such a very long process to get to this point😫😢😩

I have not had too many messes in the kitchen like many have shared....but one time a egg blew up in the microwave and it blew the door open and little egg pieces were everywhere! 

We are home from our outing....not sure it was worth the effort!  Fist of all it was a total traffic jam getting in to the facility.  They were doing valet parking and it took took us 25 minutes from the time we turned in to the facilities drive before we got out of our car and headed in.  Over all people were not very friendly at all....seems at things like this many seem to think they are better than the others, and truth be known most of them probably can not afford this place anyway.  I could not believe how many were stuffing paper coffee cups with the hordes d'oeuvres and the deserts.....there were  all kinds of adult beverages and they were quite popular🤣🤣
The units were not staged, and they were all quite small......very little closet space, and no bath tubs at all.  In a 2bedroom place there were two roll in showers.  There was a lot of complaints about that.  Oh is going to be quite the fancy lace and I do not think we are really interested in it at all.  Other facilities nearer to us are much more to our liking.

AMY, your link to what you can cook in a instant pot was quite interesting.  My mom and grandma had the real pressure cookers and I was always scared to death of them. 

JANE, how sad that your dad was gassed in the war.  Bless him for just quitting the small keys....I am sure that is what bought him 20 more years. 

LLOYD, I had a friend that was stationed at White Sands in 1964-65......were you there then?

SHIRLEY, your egg story was a funny one.....and I am not surprised it made your pan a no longer no stick variety🤣🤣🤣. Your kitties are SO SPOILED, but I know they bring you pleasure and that is why you take such good care of them.

Have a good evening, EVERYFRIEND💞

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 13, 2019, 07:14:28 am
Good Morning Everyfriend!  We're sitting here waiting for the boinger and breakfast.  Then I'll be off to Wally World this morning.  Wish me smiles!  They sure do make the hours go faster!

I did manage to go to be earlier than usual last night and I might have to try it again.  I slept from 10:30 to about 4:15 a.m. without waking and that's a lot more than the usual 2 to 3 hours I've been getting.  Then I went right back to sleep and slept until the alarm at 6.  It's gonna be a good day!

JENNY, I'm sorry your trip was a bust yesterday but if Bob is still able to be cleaning gutters, it sounds like you're not ready for that kind of living yet anyway.  I get the feeling that you enjoy your home and the privacy it gives you!

We're close to boinger time so.....

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 13, 2019, 07:22:34 am
Good morning everyone..

Just checked the temp 36° and can hear the loons calling.I can listen to them all day long.

Yesterday  I managed to get a lot done ,have recipes that needed to be put in binders,cleaning and I did deliver the quilt in the a young lady. Picked enough cucumbers for a batch of pickles so that will be part of todays jobs. Had a visit from a neighbour and Floyd and Lloyd could be kin...both har workers, farmers and one I would want in my corner . Floyd brought over beautiful carrots, a huge onion ,that he said is so sweet you could peel and eat like an apple and some tomatoes. We had quite a listening to him .

Jenny, I too am scared of them that is why I just love my IP.

Hope Joy pops in.

Better get going or not pickles will get done.

Enjoy your day everyone.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Joy on September 13, 2019, 08:24:27 am
Good Morning, Amy !!!    And, all the other friends.  Yes, I was absent for a few days.  Just trying to limit my computer times.   I have been trying to catch up with some chores, that I have been putting off for a long time.

I do think of all of you and wishing everyone a great day. I will try to get back later.  I know I say that a lot, but then the days just fly by so fast.

I hope everyone has a great day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 13, 2019, 10:08:24 am
 Denver no I was there in 1961 and 1962. I am a old man 27 th of August I turned 82, am part of the over the hill gang. it is 66º and haze now and the weather guesser is saying sunny and clear. all week plus is calling up to and in the 90 tys. Have a great day.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 13, 2019, 02:10:22 pm
Lloyd a belated HAPPY BITHDAY to you!!!
 :hb2:  :hb3:   I hope you got spoiled on your special day!!

Vegetables are all cut up just waiting for the time to go till I can start pickling. Cut up the carrots the neighbour gave us and oh my are they sweet!! Couldn't stand the floors so while I wait I washed them and will likely have to do it after pickling..

Noticed how fast some of the leaves are turning, the sumac is already red!! Maples have a tinge on them and the tamarack are also starting to get the yellow tinge..that time of year again..

Better do my beans then the pickles..
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 13, 2019, 09:51:17 pm
Almost sundown, still light enough to see 3 cats laying around the pool. Tom & Tiger have not had their "midnight snack" but Callie didn't want what was offered for supper so ate an extra large serving of her fav midnight snack, the canned Friskies. I always heard that cats ate the same all the time... not these! They act like they love something but if served 3 days in a row, they will walk away.  Seriously, is that not spoiled? 

Lloyd, Cas was in the Air Force, Air Police. I was really offended when he died I had to give back the "Vet" plates for cars & RV. We were married 3 of the "active" years and all 4 of inactive. I was the one that Cloroxed his white hat cover, lanyard, gloves, boot laces & scarf EVERY night.... washed, ironed (yes, boot laces, too)... and pressed a sharp crease in his pants & clean ironed dress shirt every day. BUT, I didn't count when it came to being a vet, had to give up my tag. He won an "Airman of the Year" award for our base, only time in a year & half anyone from our base won. The Major asked him how he got that shine on his boots... instead of dipping his cloth covered fingers into water & then the polish... he used gin. Cas was in from 1953-'57 active & before he got the final discharge 4 years later (during the Cuban Missile Crisis), papers were burned at the base in MO where they were stored. Took extra time to get that final release! We were in England during the Suez Crisis & on alert until we were shipped back to the US. He didn't have the rank for a wife to be shipped over, but they couldn't stop me from going as a visitor & staying on. Because I already had a clearance (Civil Service at Corp of Eng Map Service, cartographic draftsman) & also Civil Service Clerk Typist/ draftsman.... I was intervied by the base commander in England for a job only an American (classified) could have. I told him that he didn't want me, that I couldn't take shorthand! I also would not join the Wife's Club since the gov didn't pay my way over & I didn't owe them the time. I did it all with a smile....  ;)  A lifetime ago. Hey, Happy (belated) Birthday!

Amy, thanks for that link. I still don't understand what the difference is between the IP & pressure cooker. I will have to check to see if anyone I know uses one here so I can see... this old Missouri Mule has to SEE to understand. (MO born, is the "Show Me State").... Y'all talk about using different types inserts/pans??? Still a mystery to me. I did use my pressure cooker to fix the beans & ham shanks.

I got the fixin's for another pot of taco soup. I've tried several different recipes but this one really "turns me on". This is the 3rd batch I've fixed & it makes a huge pot. Doesn't sound as good as it tastes. Jane, I'll bet your crew would love it if they like Mexican flavor at all. It calls for a package of taco seasoning.... I use Williams... or Taco Bell.... Wish we lived close enough to give you the 2 cartons of Ball jars I'll never use again. I did give a couple away when I made the picklelilly.... recipe from a long ago neighbor that tasted exactly like what Mom made.  I made it twice & both times dumped it out because I didn't trust my canning. These jars have the Liberty Bell on from 1976. If I remember, slight greenish/blue tint.

The goal tomorrow is to clean off this table & put leaves in.... will have room for all the paperwork still not finished with, this laptop & hopefully room to get out paints to start working on Christmas presents. Sam's Club has all their stuff out already, kinda pushing the season, huh? I can't paint in a room off by myself, spent all these years with a long phone cord so I could go from canvas to stove & still be talking on the phone. Supper was on the table at 5:00 pm & all sign of painting put away.  That was when it was safe to multi-task.  ;)  ;D

Good night to all.... I think Jenny has been coming in last so will let her turn the lights out. Got through Friday the 13th SO FAR without anything bad happening.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 13, 2019, 10:12:53 pm
I went by Davy's for tomatoes to make small jars of tomato sauce for recipes. That was my plan for tomorrow. They didn't have any of the boxes I saw there on Tuesday and when I asked, the young man said, "We'll have some more.  They come on Tuesdays."  Well, Duh!

Shirley, If I were near enough, I'd take your jars.  I'm getting down to the nitty gritt now.  I think I might just make it with the quarts.  I sort of forgot that I took 5 quarts of soup for the soup sale last October and I never went back for my jars.  I hope I can remember to pick them up after church on Sunday. But I might have to buy some pints. 

I'm off to bed.  I'm going to check out my theory that not napping during the day and going to bed a little earlier is the reason that I slept better last night.

Cathy and I made our Amish Store run this afternoon and I'm all stocked up on paper goods.  I also picked up some extra peas for the veggie soup.  I'm pretty sure I don't have enough. 

And now, Good Night Everyfriend.  I wish you a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow. Today was cooler...almost felt like Fall!  Still night time lows in mid 60s though.

JENNY, get the lights when you're finished!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Gloria on September 14, 2019, 06:53:31 am
good morning everyone, 47°. Ahh fall temperatures sure feel good to me. Woke with my right eye bothering me. Trying to see with just left eye. Happens at times but goes away after a few hours.  I managed to read the posts but just barely. Had my hand over the eye that is bothering me. Looks like no reading for me for at least a few hours.
I did not realize yesterday was Friday the 13th. I am not superstitious so that day never got to me. When I pulled up the bedroom shade this morning and looked out I saw that beautiful full moon. Harvest moon?
I will try to get back later. Maybe I should go back to bed and keep my eyes closed and hope this blurry  eye will be OK when I open them again.
  Have a good day.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 07:18:13 am
Good morning everyone.

Had a thunderstorm and rain last night, didn't bother the dogs too much though. Managed to get the pickles done kitchen cleaned up last night then did a whole lot of nothing. :)

Today is laundry day and if it clears up the laundry will be hung out..hope to finish cutting the fabric out for another quilt but it is a lot of 1 1/2 " strips!

Gloria, love this cooler weather too. We do have a wee fire on at the moment just to take the chill out of the house.Hope your eye feels better soon.

Jane , I used the last new case of  pint jars yesterday.I do have half pints but use them more for jams/jellies.

Shirley, not spoiled just well loved. The IP can be used as a rice cooker, slow cooker , you can sauté in it. and now they have a gadget to use on top instead of the lid to make an air fryer out of it!! You can steam and make yogurt too! You don't have to watch till it comes up to temp just plug it is program it (easy) and walk away.

Enjoy your day everyone.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 14, 2019, 07:43:50 am
Shirley well it seam that in service or out often you ladies get the sharp end of the stick.(not fair) but life goes on. when in the service I spit polished my own boots, and you could see your self in them. But now days I do not polish shoes, If they get it Nancy dose it. temp is 57º and partly cloudy
here and calling again today of the mid eighty's. I just take life one day at a time, love people and friends for the most part. but when things go sour it hurts bad. Have a good day. see you all later.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Lloyd Hammond on September 14, 2019, 07:54:39 am
Amy you slipped in while i was typing. that is ok good to see you. we have a chest type freezer a up right one and a side by side and a fridge with a cross top freezer and all full of food plus a lots and lots of canned in fruit jars, Nancy refuses to do more good ideal we need to un load them and tale continence to food pantry. or figure out some realy needy folks and give to them.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 14, 2019, 10:16:16 am
WELL!  Where's that JENNY hanging out.  She left the lights on all night!  I saw two mosquitos buzzing around in here this morning!

I've been up and attem and tending to some chores.  I now have 16 half cups of chopped onions in the freezer to grab for recipes.  I still have to do some peppers and onions and then take the trash up and dispose of it.  I don't want that onion smell in my house forever.  Then I have to make a quick stop at WM.  I have a meeting with one of the managers. 

I better get back to work before it comes in here after me.  Enjoy your day, Everyfriend!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Denver on September 14, 2019, 03:25:37 pm
Good Morning, EVERYFRIEND!

I apologize for letting you all down......I should have been in to say good night and turn out the lights😤😤😤😤. Who knows how many have misquote bites this morning because of me🙀😩😩.

No excuse, I just have to admit it had been a very LONG day and once I got home, changed into my jammies, sank into the "recharger"....I was SHOT!

Michele came through the Gamma Knife treatment as well as can be expected.  She had a terrible headache when they removed the "halo" and they did all they could to help her through it.  They put the halo on around 9:30 and she had it on for nearly 5 hours....bless her heart.  Unfortunately they did see a couple of new spots, one they included in the procedure and one they are going to watch😩Another MRI will be done in a couple of months to see how things are looking then.  We are thankful this procedure is over, but I have to admit we were all praying they would say this procedure would do it and she would be done😢😢😢

We saw her about 5 PM when we dropped Matt off after football practice.  She came down to speak to us and had a cup of tea, but very soon after she was going back to bed and gettin back under a ice pack for relief.  She has this big graze wrap around her head and sure looked sad, but she continues to be in good spirits and seems to roll with the punches and says the most positive things vs moaning and groaning!  She is a real trooper.  Her only brother, flew in from California last night around midnight.  Dave picked him up and she sure was happy to see him this morning. 

JANE, glad you managed to get those onions chopped and ready for the freezer.  Hope the meeting with the manager went well!  As usual, I always 😍😍 when I read you have been to the Amish Store! 

AMY, take a extra "sniff" of those lined dried clothes when you take them down this afternoon for me please!  Glad the pickling went are one very busy lady💞💞 I have to admit I can not help myself for feeling jealous of you picking your cukes, and then Floyd bringing you the yummy carrots and wonder you can make such yummy pickles🥰🥰🥰

GLORIA, I sure hope your eye is doing better this afternoon. 

SHIRLEY, I share in your disappointment that you were forced to give up the Veterans Plate after Cass passed away.....Many wives were there supporting their military men and we deserve some recognition 😤😤. Same thing will happen to me if Bob passes first......his pension from the telephone company  ends, as does the free local telephone service he has for his service.  😤😤

HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY wishes to you, LLOYD.  Thank you for telling me the years you would have been at White Sands. 

Good to see your post, JOY.  Just realize those ol chores will always be there waiting for you, so don't be overdoing it! 

I have been watching a football game as I have been typing......University of Colorado and Air Force Academy.  Two of my favorite teams, so it requires me to pull for each tea: equally.  Colorado has more to loose if they do not win. 

Enjoy the rest of your day.  We are going to a October Fest this afternoon in the village where Dave and Michele live.... it will be fun and we appreciate Dave inviting us. 


Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Tomereader1 on September 14, 2019, 03:36:37 pm
Does anyone have a good recipe for White Bean Soup?  It can be Slow Cooker, regular large cookpot.  I don't have an IP yet. Seems like it might be a waste for a widow cooking for one.  I sometimes like to get those packages of 16 Bean (soup they call it), and make that up with all sorts of additions: sausage, ground beef, chicken or pork.  It has a sauce packet, but I usually add my own conglomeration of spices! Tell me more about the beans and hamshanks, sounds delicious.  Also, Taco Soup recipe? Thanks
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 04:26:22 pm
Tomereader, I don't have a recipe but I did find this on the internet for you. I may even try this one.

Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 05:10:21 pm
Tomereader, I bought a 3-qt Instant Pot (IP), a size good for two or three people.  I have not used it because my nephew does most of the cooking for us and he uses it often. 

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: JaneS on September 14, 2019, 05:18:54 pm
I was going to take a look at that recipe, AMY but it didn't open for me.  Well, the web site opened but it said the page was no longer available.

JENNY, you're forgiven for leaving the lights.  It sounds like you had a trying day yesterday.  I'm happy to hear that the news has not turned off Michele's good mood but I'm sorry the news wasn't what al of you were hoping for.

After I came back from taking the trash and my meeting (which went well, not what I'd hoped for but the news was OK), the couch was calling.  It must have been loaded with Zs because I sure did have a good nap.  And I must have needed it because I feel a lot better now.  I still have to do the onion strips to go with the peppers but that won't take long.  And my plan is to scoot by the Farmers Market after church tomorrow and (hopefully) get some Roma tomatoes to make my sauce.

When I got home there were 4 pint jars sitting on top of my dryer.  Seems Cathy had some empties from stuff she got through the year and she returned them for soup refills.  Along with what I scrounged up, I might only have to buy one box.  And I'm about to empty a jar of AMY'S ZUCCHINI RELISH and it's a pint.  About one more hotdog for lunch should do it.

I ran across Radioman's recipe for sweet potato soup and I might just make up a batch of that.  It was really good!  And I haven' made it for a while.

Annie is telling me it's time for supper so, before she gets really pushy, I better start thinking along those lines.  I hope everyone's day is going well....especially Michele's!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 05:41:46 pm

Crock Pot Ham Bone and Bean Soup

You've got a leftover ham bone so let's make some soup. There is nothing much more classic then ham and white bean soup. Use up that holiday ham bone with this traditional soup.

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 hrs
Total Time
10 hr

1 lb of dry nave beans  or Great Northern

1 meaty ham bone

2 carrots diced

2 stalks of celery diced

1 medium onion diced.

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp black pepper

1 bay leaf.

6 cups of water.

Rinse 1 pound of navy or great northern dry beans. Pick through the beans for any stones or pebbles. Cover with water and allow to soak overnight. See notes if using precooked beans.
Under running water rinse any coating off a meaty ham bone. Also, scrape off any surface fat that you can. Add to a larger crock pot.
Dice 2 medium carrots, two stalks celery, and one medium onion. Carrot and celery are options but recommended.
Add the drained beans, carrots, celery and onion to the crock pot. Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and one bay leaf. Add 6 cups water.

Cook on low for 10 hours total but at about 8 hours remove ham bone to a cutting board. Allow the bone to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then remove all meat from the bone. Discard bone and any fat and waste. Place meat back into the cookeing board. Allow the bone to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then remove all meat from the bone. Discard bone and any fat and waste. Place meat back into the cooker and finish cooking. This is a good point to taste test for adding salt if needed. Note: Cooking time can be decreased a few hours if using precooked beans.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 05:43:17 pm
Sorry ladies ,hope this helps.
Tomereader ,no need to soak beans if using a Instant pot and about 1 hr or less will have the soup done!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Tomereader1 on September 14, 2019, 06:14:42 pm
Thank You.  I got the Website to open by scrolling down a bit.  It has lots of soup and other recipes.
Now, I have been thinking most of you here are in my age group (roughly) I'm 80. But if so, where on earth do you get all the energy you talk about. Just your canning episodes would tire me completely!  I love all your references to food + canning food.  You all need to get together and compile a cookbook. all the gardening and such, wow you are strictly Amazonian.  WonderWoman look out!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 06:44:40 pm
Somewhere in the S&F menu should be a Cook Book, or some similar title, that Larry Hanna put together.  Recipes are in categories.  Larry is not around to continue the folder, but the folder should still be available.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 06:57:00 pm
Mary Ann, I c/p the recipe and put it over in the recipes....but the files that Larry did just come up empty for me.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 07:38:46 pm
December 08, 2018, 10:32:14 am #1 Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 10:40:27 am by larryhanna
Years ago many recipes were shared by the participants in the old SeniorNet Recipe Discussion.  Here is the link where that index is available and the links still work.

Index of Recipes in Multiple Categories 
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Amy, I went to Search (above) and typed in " recipes " and got to Larry's post in Dec 2018 which is when he started having more health problems.  I clicked on it and got quite an index.  I had not looked for any recipes because I haven't been cooking.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 08:19:48 pm
.Mary Ann , I clicked on a recipe but the page was empty. Not sure what went wrong?
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 08:39:47 pm

Amy, I clicked my way to the above link and clicked on a recipe (salsa) that came up.  I haven't checked, but I wonder if Larry's S&F address has been removed.

I will check.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 08:43:02 pm
Larry Hanna's name is still shown in the Member list.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 08:58:03 pm
Mary on  one of the recipes in this...I try and I get a blank page.
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Amy on September 14, 2019, 09:00:33 pm
Going to head to bed, need to do this before my eyes slam shut and wake me up!!

Janie, if Shirley is late would you turn off the lights please. Remember, you are the one that had the nap. :)
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Shirley on September 14, 2019, 09:22:27 pm
Oh, how sad if Larry's hard work wasn't saved!  He really put a lot of effort into organizing that. I'm not much good about checking out recipes but now & then will try one from a trusted friend & love to share good tastes. I've tried a number of taco soups but one was outstanding & probably be the only one I ever make again. Since I didn't take recipes over to that other place, if anyone wants the one for taco soup, can condense it down for here.

Also, ToMe... my Kroger butcher was the one that suggested I try ham SHANKS instead of ham hocks (next to each other in MY Kroger). Shanks have almost no fat & still have the good flavor, more like using a ham bone. My father loved the fat on ham hocks... "best part"... he always said (lived to 95 & smoked all his life). I had a friend in MO that used your same "name" online.... never got around to asking where she picked that up, her name was Dorothy.

I boil my beans (pinto or Great Northern) in my spaghetti pot so can drain off that first water without the beans slipping out & down the drain, yes, it happened to me. Boil about 15 or 20 min & pour water off, fresh water & T of salt per pound of beans... and package of ham shanks. I used to add a couple cloves of garlic, fine chopped but bought a jar of garlic ready to use... some black pepper & they taste good to me. I cut off all the lean meat after cooked so it mingles with the beans & think of my MIL when I make corn bread to go with it. She always served it with fresh made cole slaw.

Jenn, got to tell you that my eyes filled with your news, I am so sorry they are all having to go through more. If I feel this heart ache I can just imagine how all of you are struggling to put a happy face on around Michele. Prayers continue for her health & strength to keep fighting.

Been a super busy day & I need to feed cats, clean the kitchen & get to bed. Just leave the lights on tonight, in my world they are all LED & will last for years!!!!
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: Mary Ann on September 14, 2019, 10:06:11 pm
Amy, I clicked on your link and brought up a recipe first thing.  After that, I struck out.  The Christian Photographer one I showed was a place Larry posted and there are a lot of recipes there, also with the post of the person who suggested it.  As a "non-cook" I did not go there.

Mary Ann
Title: Re: Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2019
Post by: so_P_bubble on September 15, 2019, 12:17:21 am

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