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  • brian: not   everyone  would   take trouble to tell  chatters  Lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:48:22 am
  • brian: thanx  lindancer
    June 04, 2019, 12:47:23 am
  • Lindancer: Good morning, This is a message from one of Gloria's neighbors. I am sorry to tell everyone that Gloria passed away yesterday.  I am sure this is not the correct place to post, but I am not familiar with this site,but know that Gloria spent many hours talking to everyone here.
    June 03, 2019, 11:25:02 am
  • brian: better   do more  research  Poochers
    May 09, 2019, 11:30:48 am
  • brian: snip·ing /ˈsnīpiNG/ noun 1. the action of shooting at someone from a hiding place, especially accurately and at long range. "sniping assumed great importance during WWI, especially where trench warfare was prevalent" 2. the action of verbally attacking someone in a sly or petty way. "there has been
    May 09, 2019, 11:29:42 am
  • Pooch1: "Sniper" is a noun.  "Snip" is a verb.  Not funny to be unknowing of the difference in how the two words are treated.
    May 09, 2019, 09:03:06 am
  • brian: so military  snipers   just   snip  LOL
    May 08, 2019, 11:22:01 am
  • Pooch1: 3rd graders learn to double a final consonant preceded by a single vowel before adding 'ing.'  Snipping refers to cutting remarks.  A snipe is a bird.
    May 07, 2019, 06:46:46 am
  • brian: its  sniping  not  snipping poocharooni lol
    May 06, 2019, 11:02:33 pm
  • Pooch1: Well said, Oldiesmann.  Perhaps brian can devote his time to other chat rooms instead of constantly snipping at you.
    May 01, 2019, 10:49:02 am
  • Oldiesmann: brian: If/when I find a suitable solution, I will install it here. I run this site in my spare time and do not have an unlimited amount of time to develop/find a proper solution.
    April 29, 2019, 04:58:04 pm
  • brian: wellmycheal  looks  like its not  going to happen--------   doesnt  seem to be  a problem in my 20 years   senior  chatting with other rooms!!!!!
    April 21, 2019, 11:34:37 am
  • mycheal: Chatroom would sure be nice
    April 17, 2019, 08:11:25 pm
  • brian: almost  every  site   on the Net  has a  chat room--------  now  why is  that? I suggest you  go to a room  like [link]   and   ask  them!
    March 18, 2019, 12:24:02 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Finding one that will integrate with the forum system is not easy. If you've got some ideas please send me a PM or email with links and I will investigate further.
    March 17, 2019, 09:12:31 pm
  • brian: chat  systems  are a  dime a   dozen
    March 11, 2019, 11:53:11 pm
  • Oldiesmann: brian: The chat system we used to have on this site stopped working and I haven't found a good replacement. If/when I do I'll put one in again.
    March 10, 2019, 02:00:43 pm
  • brian: no chat  still?must  be  to technical      LOL
    March 09, 2019, 04:20:34 pm
  • joyous: Cold weather has arrived in Louisiana!  It is 30 degrees now at 8:00 A. M.  and prediction is for no higher than 49 today..  Certainly  BAD fir our traditional Mardi-Gras , but it WILL go on.------JOY
    March 05, 2019, 09:00:27 am
  • Oldiesmann: Glad it's working for you again. I didn't actually change anything though so I'm not sure what the issue was
    February 21, 2019, 12:22:09 am

Soda Shoppe for March 1,2018

Started by so_P_bubble, March 02, 2018, 01:19:06 am

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June Drabek

Jenny, Thank you for your concern. Health is fine, frustrated over my grocery delivery today, but I'll work it out.

Janie....welcome home. You sound happy and relaxed. Life can't be any better than that.

my eyes are closing so I am off to dreamland. Hugs Love and Prayers all around...June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

Lloyd Hammond

good evening everyone. hope you all are having a better day ending than I am.
the mask on my breathing machine is not wanting to seal so I am not getting to sleep well. three hitches so far and not good yet. so got up got a grape fruit and it was not ripe and good either, so o got a orange and it was very good. so now I am going to go back and try for a better rest of the night, hope to see you all tomorrow.



So good to see your post, JUNE.  I am sorry you are upset over the grocery delivery......don’t let it keep you from having a good night of rest. 

Hope you ARE sleepING GREAT now, LLOYD. 


Hello everyone.

It's still very humid here. First summer people keep saying they wish Autumn would actually arrive. The South Island is a lot cooler than here. They have even had light snow on the Mountains. Up here in the North of the North Island it's more like summer.

Nicky ( my eldest daughter) has taken a months leave from work. She has a rare medical condition poor girl and she's been under the weather. She's on some new meds and hoping it will help. We are going to take the dogs to the beach for a morning next week. Take a flask of coffee and sit under a Pohutukawa tree and just look at the waves. So lucky to still have our unspoiled West Coast beaches with lawn and lots of Shady trees right down by the sand. The rainforest is just across the road from all the beaches. Being an island the beaches are so close. Where I live I can reach beaches on both the East and West Coasts within 20 mins. The harbour is only a few minutes away but there is no decent swimming on the nearest side of the Harbour.

Jenny I'm glad you didn't get serious injuries from your fall.

June Like Jenny I'm anxious for you to check in.

Lloyd my trusty electric coffee grinder blew up a couple of weeks ago. I haven't yet bought another. Just been buying freshly ground coffee from the coffee roasters on the corner. It gave me a fright too as it went off with a blue flame and a Big Bang.

I'm sitting here procrastinating about getting in the shower. I like to get into jamas about 9. I never go to bed until about 12 as I find I sleep better then. Generally wake just before 7am. Go to bed too early and I'm awake at 3am.

There is another Cyclone forming down here in the South Pacific. Weather service is watching and waiting. Hopefully it won't follow the path of the recent Gita. Tonga and Samoa got a real hammering. We got damage further down the island and on the West Coast of the South Island.

Take care everyone.



Good morning Everyfriend!  I'm up.  The doggies have been out and had their pill.  I have my first cup of coffee and we're waiting out the pill.  I have an early start at WM this morning so I'm going to go get my shower while we await the boinger for the pills.  I wish you all a wonderful day, full of everything good you could wish for.  Be HAPPY!!!

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Good morning everyone..

A blanket of clouds covering the sky with a temp of 20° F this morning calling for a chance of flurries. We are off to the city for hubby's cardio appointment today.

Larry, glad you were right there when your toaster went kaflooey...scares one to think what might of happened if you weren't!

Gloria de ,that was some furnace ,great to have when drying  laundry and standing over to get warm. Did it have an ornate grate on it or just a basic one? I too, loved the quotes.

Jane, bet the pups were glad to get home and in their own beds. David is now fostering a Great Dane .he is black as coal and they have named him Cole. He is also bigger than their dane. Bet this fostering bit will turn into another dog for them!!

June, as you said it will work out. Not worth losing good sleep for either.

Lloyd, hope you managed to get more sleep. Can you take that mask back and get a better fitting one?

I had better get moving...where is Shirley ,Joy and Sandy???

Enjoy your day everyone.

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Morning Jane  :)

Got this in my mail and suited the topic we were talking on yesterday.

Remembering Mom's Clothesline

There is one thing that's left out. We had a long wooden pole (clothes pole) that was used to push the clotheslines up so that longer items (sheets/pants/etc.) didn't brush the ground and get dirty.  I can hear my mother now.


(If you don't even know what clotheslines are, better skip this.)

1. You had to hang the socks by the toes... NOT the top.

2. You hung pants by the BOTTOM/cuffs... NOT the waistbands.

3. You had to WASH the clothesline(s) before hanging any clothes -
walk the entire length of each line with a damp cloth around the lines.

4. You had to hang the clothes in a certain order, and always hang "whites" with "whites," and hang them first.

5. You NEVER hung a shirt by the shoulders - always by the tail!
What would the neighbors think?
6. Wash day on a Monday! NEVER hang clothes on the weekend,
or on Sunday, for Heaven's sake!

7. Hang the sheets and towels on the OUTSIDE lines so you could hide your "unmentionables" in the middle (perverts & busybodies, y'know!)

8. It didn't matter if it was sub-zero weather... clothes would "freeze-dry."

9. ALWAYS gather the clothes pegs when taking down dry clothes!
pegs left on the lines were "tacky"!

10. If you were efficient, you would line the clothes up so that each item
did not need two clothes pegs, but shared one of the clothes pegs with the next washed item.

11. Clothes off of the line before dinner time, neatly folded in the clothes basket, and ready to be ironed.

12. IRONED? Well, that's a whole OTHER subject!

  And now a POEM...

A clothesline was a news forecast,
To neighbors passing by,
There were no secrets you could keep,
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link,
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped by
to spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the "fancy sheets",
And towels upon the line;
You'd see the "company table cloths",
With intricate designs.

The line announced a baby's birth,
From folks who lived inside,
As brand new infant clothes were hung,
So carefully with pride!

The ages of the children could,
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed,
You'd know how much they'd grown!

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a dressing gown too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It also said, "On holiday now",
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, "We're back!" when full lines sagged,
With not an inch to spare!

New folks in town were scorned upon,
If wash was dingy and grey,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way.

But clotheslines now are of the past,
for dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home,
is anybody's guess!

I really miss that way of life,
it was a friendly sign
when neighbors knew each other best...
by what hung on the line!

I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


My mom had one of those long poles, too, Amy.  It was used mostly on the line that held the sheets so they wouldn't drag on the ground.  I used to run and hide among the freshly washed sheets (until she would tell me to stop!).  I loved the smell!

Glad you are home, Jane, and so good to hear that you enjoyed your weekend so much.

Gloria de, my dad had a floor furnace installed when I was somewhere in my teens.  Standing on the furnace and letting that warm air blow up under your skirt was wonderful!

Cloudy here this morning and in the 30's.  Rain expected but we won't get the snow that I'm afraid will be hitting you all up in the northeast again.   Old Man Winter just doesn't want to let go!  Stay safe.....and warm!

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. I did get some more sleep 7.5 hours the machine said.
It has a tattle tail that tells V A more or less what i do with sleep. also we had
outside cloth lines and a little out house out in the back yard. as a child we in town a two holier when we moved to the farm it only had one, that was ok as
you could run around the barn and take care of business. and Like AMY we have clothes washers and dryers in the house,also have two dish washers I bought one and married one. HA HA HA . oh yes when we moved to the farm the close
line and privy were both out of sight from the road, no worries about busy bodies. have a great day.



Hi Everyone.  It is raining this morning but 53 degrees and will stay in the high 50's through out the day.  It is suppose to continue all day long.  I have a busy morning as have a dental appointment for teeth cleaning at 10 am so will leave around 9:30 as it takes about 20 minutes to get there.  Then as I come back home I will come but up by Costco and stop and do some shopping for some things we need.  I am hopeful I can get an electric cart as walking the aisles there today won't be fun and I will really have to go slow.  That will be it for today.  Yesterday I did get the shopping done at Aldi's and then picked up our on line grocery order at Walmart but when I got home Pat realized the luncheon meat we had ordered and been charged for wasn't there.  I called and they checked and found they had left it in the cooler.  I didn't feel up to making another trip and told them it would be later in the day before I could make another trip there and pick it up.  However, Pat decided she could drive down and get it, which she did and which I appreciated as had pretty much used up my day's supply of energy. 

Callie, Pat told me that she knew of the author and had read most, if not all of the quilter series books by her.  She may have gotten some of them from the library and probably listened to most of them as audio books form the library.  Do you have one of those expandable and very light weight garden hoses?  They are great. 

Jane, glad you are safely home and hope you were able to put your ears back on.  :)  Glad you had such a nice time. 

Amy, the pictures in the link yesterday are even better for the puzzles as won't be quite as hard with the various colors as some of the ones from Texas where the patterns are repeated over and over with the flowers.  I did capture those yesterday on my laptop to use as future puzzles as I will these. I found that site and will set a bookmark so I can refer to it when I need puzzle pictures.  Thanks for putting me on to the site. 

deAngel,  while many of our memories of past time and events are fun to recall I sure wouldn't want to go back  to that way of living other than maybe a quieter pace.  You never provide too much information as always enjoy yours and others postings.  It brings back my own memories when you recall past events and situations.  I bet the young man from India moved up on the ranking of golfers.  I read an interesting story about him and how he would stay up into the early hours of the morning in India to watch the golf tournaments and dream of becoming a good golfer.  I look forward to your finishing the "I've Learned" piece tomorrow. 

Mary Ann, hope you don't get goo much snow and that you will be able to stay inside until it is cleared away. 

Jenny, a couple of weeks ago they said that Mickleson was playing for the 28th or 29th time in that particular tournament.  He has had an outstanding career.  I was able to pull the plug before too much of a show and no fire damage other than to the cord of the toaster oven. 

Lloyd, sorry to read that you continue to have problems with your CPAP machine.  I see you were able to get more sleep last night. My machine reports to the company that makes the machine and the lung doctor can access the information when I see her. I can also go on line and see the daily results but seldom do that as the little screen will show me a smiley or frowny face when I turn it off and I get very few frowny faces.   

Carolyn, so sorry that your daughter suffers from a rare condition and sure hope the new meds will be of help to her.  Going to your beaches sound like it would be a lot of fun.  Is the sand firm or the sugar type that your feet sink into?  There must be an lot of appliances going bad all at once.  You are the third instance that I know of in the last few days.  There was a pop with mine and some fire but it stopped when I unplugged it. The sparks were back of the actual plug in so am pretty sure it has nothing to be with the wiring for that outlet but just an old appliance.

Amy, my mother followed those clothes line rules to the tee except for number 7.  Since we lived in the country and the clothes lines couldn't be seen from the road as they were behind the house I don't remember concern about where the underclothes were hung.  She never left the clothes pins on the line and we did have a pole for propping up sagging lines.  As I recall we had three or four fairly long lines as all the washing was done on the same day.  Now my wife does loads of wash often several different days of the week. 

Phyllis, I can still remember the smell of clothes dried outside and you sure don't get that smell form the dryer.  Maybe our rain is headed up your way.  We are getting just a nice gentle soaking rain. 


Good morning everyone, looks like it will be a nice day, 31° and sun is shining. Of course, the calm before the nor'easter for tomorrow. This time the forecasters are saying heavy wet snow. More trees and wires down and not all the power is restored around the state yet. Companies from other states and even Canada are here working on restoring lines. Some might stay here to see if they are needed for the one on the way. Maybe I'll send my CNA to the store today for that milk and bread? In Providence they have installed new traffic cameras and yesterday they had a record number of people in traffic court questioning the tickets-cost of $95.-. Judge threw a lot of the tickets out, could not read what was on so threw them out, others the plate numbers were so blurred he could not make them out. Some were clocked at 1 mile over the speed limit. That is really a mess.

JANE  good seeing your post from yesterday. Glad you were able to help your sister with things she can no longer do. Do not remember where I saw a picture of a little girl sitting in a field of bluebonnets and the grandmother who showed the picture said after that was taken and the child was out of them she realized there could have been or was a rattler not far from her.

LARRY  new toasters are not as good as the ones the age of the one you threw away. I had one about 30 years, a GE, and since that stopped working I have had 4 or 5 new ones. I have a simple flip phone from Tracfone. I have 2 smart phones sitting in the boxes they came in, one an android and the other an iPhone, just could not get the hang of them. That principal is someone we all wish was real.

CALLIE  from the talk at times we might have a higher point than the one I mentioned , that would be the state dump site.

JANE  someone who talks a lot at least keeps both of you awake.

AMY  wow what beautiful pictures and love the song, too. Thank you.

GLORIA de  I still think this town is lucky to have it's own power station. All the workers live in town so want their power back and work pretty fast. Your Friendship week is so true. Thanks.

MARY ANN  I loved listening to Andy Rooney. He made a lot of sense.

JENNY  at one time a chuck roast was the cheapest and suddenly people discovered it had a great taste and now it is up in price. Always my favorite cut.

JUNE  you know how we are here, we love and care for each other and worry when we do not hear from someone.

LLOYD  hope you can get that breathing machine fixed so it will work the way it is supposed to.

CAROLYN  I always loved being by the ocean and watching the waves, especially after a storm when the really rolled onto the ledges or sand. Something very soothing about them. Hope the cyclone misses you.

JANE  have a good day at work.

AMY  I have read that poem about clotheslines a few times and I always love it. brings back a life time of memories. Thanks.

PHYLLIS  I was knocked out by a clothes pole once. I was hanging clothes and the pole slipped and hit my elbow and knocked me out. I woke with my 3 around me and I was laying on the ground. Weird.

LARRY  you are like me. every time I come across beautiful scenes I save them and add to Brainsreakers.

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Be thankful
Author unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
  If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
  for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
  During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
  because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
  because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
  They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
  because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
  A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
  Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

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I will just say good morning to all the early morning friends.  Just wanted to let Amy know that I am up and about.  LOL    I had a long message written and "Pooff" it disappeared.  Just do not know what I do to make that happen.

It is sunny right now, and cold.  They are calling for snow to start later today and go into THursday.  I am not looking forward to more snow.   I am so waiting for SPRING !!!

I loved the article about hanging the laundry out.  I can relate to all those things.  I can still picture my mother walking up and down the yard hanging the clothes and then checking on them to see which ones were dry to take in and put more up.  We had a long yard, and she would string the clothesline all the way down the whole yard. And, we also had the wooden poles to prop the lines up.  And, when I married and had my own place, I pretty much follower the same way she did the laundry.  I do remember it took her a very long time to decide to get a dryer.  I think she still had the wringer washer  at that time also.   She would take the lines down each time she did the laundry.  Never left them up from week to week, although I do remember some neighbors would.    Those were some of the good old days.  Most places now do not allow clothes lines.  Supposed to look "tacky".  But, used to love to be able to put the sheets right back on the bed after being outside in the air.

I need to do some straightening up and get on with my day.   

Hope everyone will have an enjoyable day.



Thanks ET,  I joined two of them ...
lots of great pics.


June Drabek

Good morning dear hearts. I could not go to sleep last night, so got up, turned on the computer..took care of some stuff that was keeping me awake. Transplanted a few African violet stems from a plant that was giving up the ghost. Finally took a couple of tylenol and went right to sleep. Morning arrived too soon. However I must stay up as I am expected to be at a meeting this morning...two meetings really, but I can't cut myself in half so I will go to one.

I loved hearing about how we hung our clothes, and we really did all follow the same pattern of how to hang things and where and why.  How I miss that chore. I do not miss the ironing though. Ed wore white shirts to work,and the kids had school uniforms for a few years.

I am so afternoon is free, so I will snooze away for sure. Have a great day my friends. I will see you later. June.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Good afternoon, sunny, windy and quite cool.  Tomorrow the big Nor'easter again and another one maybe Sunday. I had said before, Watch out for March.

Carolyn, I go to bed about 11 and read till 12:30, I average 3 hours sleep. All my life  I have had trouble sleeping. Hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

Jenny, I do not look forward to changing the clocks again.  Now, I have to tell you a very funny story about a senior moment.  One of my friends wrote me she was wondering what was wrong with the radio time and also the TV Sunday morning.  Until she realized it was not the weekend to change the time. Which she had done.

Amy, good luck to your hubby with his cardio test. I went the other day and the doctor said come back in 3 months. I felt better right away. WE had a plain grate on the furnace, It was a coal furnace, after a few years my husband put and oil burner in it. So no more coal dust through the house when coal was delivered. The post about the cloth line was the story of my life, I learn to hang cloths the correct way, at   a very young age.  Monday night my mother would set the wash tub up and soak the cloths, next day the scrub board would come  out and and she would be bent over the tub washing.  Tuesday was ironing. Then there was sewing day (always darning socks, my grandmother made my school cloths) Friday she did her baking. She made a lot of pineapple upside down cakes. She had a coal oven to bake in, so regular cakes never came out well. Pies were better.
Here in the park we are allowed umbrella cloths lines, but you are not suppose to hang out cloths on Sunday.

Jane, happy to see you posting and that you were able to be of help to your sister.

Gloria, I am perfectly happy with my Tracfone. Again we are having a snow storm and high tides.

Joy, yes the sheets and pillow cases smelled so fresh. Some people ironed there sheets.  Quote my mother: It's a poor body that can't iron its own  sheets.

June, glad to see you out and about.

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Mary Ann

My mother hung clothes outside too.  Our clothes line went from the garage to the house, back to the garage, across the lot to the neighbor's garage.  She had frogs to anchor the lines and when I sold the house, I took down the frogs and still have them.  I was able to hang clothes outside where I lived before coming to the condo, but here, of course, no outside lines.  Mother didn't have a dryer, but I did where I grew up.  Like everyone else, I loved the smell of freshly dried clothes.  In the winter, my mother had lines strung in our basement; she did not hang the clothes outside then; at least not that I remember.

We are getting a little snow now.  The ground was covered this morning, but the snow is gone and I have an idea we will be white again in the morning.  The weather report is for no more snow this week and we'll be in the 40s by then.

Mary Ann

June Drabek

The best laid plans sometimes go astray. I dressed for the meeting but my mind and body was not willing. I kept feeling I would fall down or pass out or some kind of disaster would occur. So I called the desk and told dear Denise how I felt. She said, "I'll take care of it. Just lie down and relax."So she canceled me out on the program, she sent a Nurse up to take my vitals...they were all fine, but she said it may be the start of something, so she ordered lunch and dinner to be sent to my room, and I am to stay home and rest.

Lunch just arrived, so I will go and eat and back to bed. What a Life. :thumbup:
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Home, tuckered and more than ready to do a whole lot of nothing now. I did fill the wood box and get another load of wood ready to go as I am not sure how tomorrow will be. Dr. decreased one med and wants to see him back in a month ,he has to wear a holter monitor  and will get that on the 21st.

I am glad everyone enjoyed the clothe line story and yes we all have been there done that. :) I still have a scrub board but happy to not use it . I liked the wringer washing machines I do think they got the clothes cleaner and remember putting bluing in your rinse  water to make whites white?

Larry, here is the main site and you can enjoy a lot of her work....I just sit back and enjoy each one.
Gloria there is even one on Rhode Island. :)
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


June, that was a wise move to stay put and lay down....hope you feel better soon...
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Mary Ann

June, at our ages we just can't do everything we think we want to do.  You were wise to not go to your meeting. 

I had been going to PT for an arthritic shoulder; I have had six sessions.  I just decided today that I could not finish what the therapist had planned so I told him today was my last visit and he understood.  I doubt he has had many, if any, 93-year-old clients.  I have three exercises I can do to try to gain strength in my arm but I'm not going to try any of them until the current pain subsides.  Actually, the pain will not go away but from some of his pressing on the arm, the pain has increased.  That is the pain that must lessen.

So both of us must slow down and take it easy so we can gain another year.  Gloria de is there already as is Junee.  I never thought I'd be here this long.

Amy, I liked Whister and I save it.  The only thing I looked at now was about New Hebrides and I crossed the Isle of Mull to get to Iona in 2010.  It was fascinating and i thought those pictures were beautiful. 

Mary Ann


I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Oh my gosh just had to pop in and comment on clothes lines. Where I live we can still hang clothes in the sunshine. In the older established areas we have no shame about putting clothes out to dry in the sun.

Some people put their clothes on stand alone drying racks out on their decks and balconies. Down in the town centre ( not the city centre) there is a massive retirement complex. Many of the residents have clothes drying on racks on the balconies of their apartments. These are expensive own your own apartments.

I have a rotary clothesline in my back yard. In the summer and on sunny winter days the laundry is dried there. In winter I have indoor racks and a dehumidifier with a clothes drying function. Most people I know no longer use driers as we are very conscious of energy consumption. Electricity is very expensive here. In winter some families are paying $600 a month to heat and run a large home. These are families who use clothes driers often and have their heating turned way up. I have mine set to 21C in winter which is healthy and I wear a light sweater indoors.  Luckily our maximum heating period is only on an average three months of the year in the Upper North Island where I live.



Coming in to say goodnight.

I am nursing a bug for sure and have not felt good all day. 

Bob had a dermatology appointment this morning.  He had three spots taken off and sent in for biopsy’s and one thing frozen off. I really wanted to go with him, but I belonged at home.  Having grown up on a beach, needless to say he had burn after burns year after year, and we feel blessed that he only had these few things....seems like a miracle to me.  We are very thankful. 

I, too, love all of the clothesline stories.  I always took so much pride in preparing my line...making sure it was double rubbed to make sure it was clean.  The clothespin bag was hung and ready for use.  Every item was shaken well and made as neat as it could possibly be and then hung to dry.  Each item alike were hung together.  I really miss those days, but to be honest I am not sure why as it was many times very cold and the items froze right in your fingers.... and at times, particularly when we lived in Colorado Springs, the wind blew so hard it was nearly impossible to get the sheets on the line...but I did and boy did they smelled oh so good and were oh so soft.  I hung sheets here in this house in the garage until just a couple of years ago before I gave it up.  No clothing allowed to hang outside here in this community.  Sorry to go on and on, but it was always a wonderful memory for me, as it seems to be for many of you.

MARYANN, it sounds like you made a good decision to stop the PT on your shoulder if it is causing you that much pain.  Just let it rest for a few days then slowly start your exercises again.  Good luck. 

AMY, I plan to continue looking at your sight of the past is so well done and so very enjoyable.  Thank you for sharing it with us. 

JUNE DEAR, you clearly know best what you should do and when you just shouldn’t, so just keep that up.  Participate when you feel you can.  Hugs.

GLORIA, you are right....the chuck roast is no longer a less expensive cut of meat.  This smaller roast was nearly $10. and that is a sale price.  It sure turned out tasty though, and we will get at least two meals out of it.  Not a good thing to be knocked out by the clothesline you scared your three little ones good.  I have to say that I remember quite a few people being “clotheslined” while playing and forgetting the lines were there and landing on the ground before they knew what happened. 

I hope you all are having a good night of rest....I am heading that way right now.  Sleep well.  Pleasant dreams.



Good morning everyone..

We are off in the other direction to the city to get our eyes checked.

So I am going to make this short so I can be on the road.

There is coffee and fresh cut fruit and hot  biscuits  in  the hidely hole.

Enjoy your day everyone..
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Lloyd Hammond

Denver get some honey bourbon and lemon and mix equal parts. will fix you right up. Hot or cold either way,we just take room tempter. have a good day.


Lloyd Hammond

good Morning AMY It is 29º cloudy and calling for the high of 38º today,but they
say not as Windy here today as yesterday.



Hi Everyone.  After a very rainy day yesterday we are in for a nice clear sunny day which will only get up to about 57 this afternoon.  My plans for yesterday changed as by the time I left the dentists office I know I needed to wait until today to do the shopping at Costco.  Unfortunately at the dentist they found a small cavity that I get filled next month.  Yesterday evening Pat made a delicious French Onion soup for our dinner.  It called for a cup of wine but we didn't have that in the house so she used a cup of my breakfast cranberry raspberry drink and it made a delicious soup.  She used homemade croutons and three different cheese on top of the soup that was put under the broiler to melt the cheese.  This morning Scott is coming over to go with me to Costco and he is a big help and will carry in the purchases from the car when we get home.  This evening we are having fried chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and a dessert at our Wednesday night dinner at Church.  This is always a favorite meal. 

Today we are going to have delivered the 7 new slide out shelves that will complete our lower cabinets and one for under Pat's side of the sink.  Hopefully Scott will feel up to installing part of them this evening when they come out after dinner.  We are also expecting delivery of the new telephone I ordered for Pat.  I put on a nitro patch this morning for the first time.  I am hoping it will help with the chest and arm pressure and discomfort and not give me a headache as the patches have when I used to have them applied while in the hospital.  Those were always applied on my upper chest and my cardiologist told me to apply them on my upper thigh so will see how that works out. 

Gloria, I read or heard on the news that a lot of the electric company linemen from other States were staying over due to the new storm hitting you all today.  They tried the traffic cameras in the County we moved from and found they were not cost effective and were in fact dangerous as people would slam on their brakes to avoid being in the intersection when the light turned red and people would rear end them.  I think they have now removed most of them.  I remember the monthly cost was pretty high. I  think there are only a few things made as well as they used to be, certainly not appliances.  I am sure you remember that fish used to be economical and now is really a premium item cost-wise.  I recently bought the Brainsbreakers 5 jigsaw puzzle program and it has some nice new features.  Is this the one you have?

Bubble, thanks for sharing the jigsaw puzzles sites.  I copied and emailed them to myself so I won't lose track of them and can check them out the evening.

Joy, my wife didn't want a dryer until she had two infants and we got one and then she seldom used the clothes lines we had in our back yard in Oklahoma.  We never had the type of lines that you took down when not in use.  We didn't worry about tacky as everyone had the same type of lines.

June, sorry to read that you weren't up to making one of your planned meetings but you are wise to not push and get the medical attention you need. 

deAngel, I don't think I could operate on only three hours of sleep a night.  I like to get at least 8 and also several hours of resting each day.  However, this morning I work up about 4 am and couldn't go back to sleep for got up around 5 am and started my day.  While my mother had a washboard I think she always had a wringer washer that was located in the smoke house (read storage building) but had to heat the water in the house and carry it out to the washing machine.  How times have changed. My grandmother had a mangle in her little storage room in her house and she ironed about everything, including sheets and dish towels. 

Amy, I am always encourage when a medicine dosage is eliminated or reduced a dosage.  I have looked at the Whisper site and downloaded a series of 35 pictures for puzzles.  I also set a bookmark to be able to go back to that site for new pictures.  I should be well supplied now with that link and those furnished by Bubble. I just now sent myself another email so I can check out the Jigsaw Planet site this evening.  Thanks. 

Carolyn, this new home we have is all electric and my bill runs just a few dollars over $200/month and we use a lot of electricity.  Those electrical usage charges sound terrible down your way. 

Jenny. sure hope the test is negative from the biopsy.  I had my first spot burned off just last years but don't have any other spots.  I am fortunate in that I grew up on a farm and was outside a lot but usually wore a cap.  I am now getting old age spots but they don't need to be removed.  Sorry to read that you are fighting a bug.  I sure hope it isn't the flu as that seems so hard to get rid of this year.  The last time we were at Costco Scott and I saw a piece of steak in the meat counter that cost over $100.  Needless to say that will not be residing in my refrigerator or freezer. 

Lloyd, kind of chilly out your way. 


Good morning.  We had several inches of snow, but none is sticking to the roads.   The ground and trees are covered , but luckily, the roads are not a problem.   Most of the schools are on a 2 hour delay.   Haven't heard anymore about whether they closed.    The reporter for our local TV station said it was a great type of snow for making a good snowman.  A really wet snow.  The  kids who stay home today,  will have fun.

Larry,  your church dinner tonight sounds good.  I love that kind of supper,.

I have an order for Walmart made up, but waiting for my son or DIL to be able to pick it up.  They both have been sick.  I am out of a lot of things, but have been making out ok.  I ordered take-out from our local Chinese place the other night, and ordered pizza last night.  I won't starve.  LOL

Good morning to you, Amy and Lloyd.   

And, Jenny, hope you are feeling better this morning.

I have had breakfast and now need to decide what to do with my day.  I am sure I will come up with something.

Hope everyone will have a great day.