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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 April 15,2018

Started by so_P_bubble, April 14, 2018, 11:51:52 pm

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Lloyd Hammond

Peter I seen your post here so thought I might catch you on Skype. but no luck. I talked to alf yesterday morning our time he wring in he was looking good;



I'm sorry I missed your birthday yesterday, Gloria.  I hope it was a good day for you and that you got to see your sons and talk to your daughter.    :hb2:

I kept the laptop turned off for most of the afternoon and evening because of the heavy storms that came through.  We were under severe storm, flooding, and tornado watches for most of the afternoon and late into the evening.  It really, really rained!  But, thankfully, we didn't have high winds or hail here and we didn't lose power at our house.  There was a tornado in Greensboro but that is about 90 miles from here and even though we had constant alerts nothing struck here.  I had my bag of medicine and necessary items packed and sitting by the basement door ready to go down to the "safe room" if we needed to but we didn't need to.

Larry, I must look into buying a modem that is compatible with Spectrum Cable tv.  The one that we rent from Spectrum has become unreliable and must be re-booted nearly every day.  Besides, I'm tired of paying a monthly rental fee to Spectrum for equipment that they forced us to switch to when they went totally HD.   >:(

Cloudy and much cooler this morning and there is a lot of tree litter all over the yard but we seem to be back to a normal Mon.  The laundry is waiting, as usual, and so is my breakfast so I must be up and away. 

Take care, All.


Hi Everyone.  This is going to be a beautiful day after a very stormy and rainy one here yesterday.  It is in the 40's now and will only get into the high 50's this afternoon and it is to be windy all day.  My schedule is clear for today and expect to stay home all day. 

Lloyd, I hope you enjoyed your day of rest yesterday and hope you didn't get too much snow.

Gloria, Happy Birthday.  Nice that you have a good relationship with your children.  Hope you will see a big change with your new glasses.  With my Dish TV setup I can record two or three different programs at once so can record late and watch later.  I wouldn't stay up late to watch any program anymore.  I know the skits on Carol Burnett and the other old comedy shows were silly but they were enjoyable and one could actually laugh out loud.  I also need to buy some new clothes but the idea of shopping for them just isn't appealing.  I have purchased some things on line but prefer to buy clothes locally so they are easy to return.  I will have to check the Costco site for clothes as I could return them locally so that would work.  I hadn't thought bout doing that before this moment.  The cable companies don't want to lose customers.  When I moved here I was going to cancel the Dish service and put in cable but when I talked to them they gave me such a good deal that I agreed to continue the service. 

Sandy, this time of the year snow can be enjoyed as it is not going to last long.  We needed the rain we got yesterday.  I haven't checked the gauge but heard it could be up to 2 inches and it rained a lot and sometimes came down in large quantities. 

Amy, it surely can't be much longer before you can store away your snow blower and shovel. 

Shirley, you must have been pretty shocked to see the lady going around and around in your fairy circle, whatever that is.  Perhaps she thought you had fixed it just for her.  I just did a quick Google search.  Your yard must have just the right soil for the toadstools.  I am surprised to read that you had freezing temperatures. 

Jenny, sure hope your shingles don't move to your eyes or anywhere else.  Pat had thought she didn't need the shingles shot but several year ago her doctor talked her into letting them test and she found she had had chickenpox as a child and didn't know it as it had apparently been so mild.  She got the shot for the shingles.  Fortunately the Kaiser insurance we had paid for the entire cost of the shots.  I had had it several years earlier.  I figure if people visit unannounced they just have to take things as they are.  However, I agree that it is very unthoughtful to not at least call and check before arriving.

deAngel, we didn't have to worry about our children watching those old shows with us and that certainly isn't the case anymore.  Topper movies were one of my favorites as liked the Leo G. Carroll  that played the role (I had to look that up as couldn't remember his name). 

Joy, I do remember the song "What a Difference a Day Makes"  and here is a link to a video of Dinah Washington singing it:  That was some link! It sounds like the storms that we had yesterday came up your way.  We were under tornado watches all afternoon and early evening and several severe thunderstorm warnings. 

roley, hope the cyber attack doesn't occur in your country.  So many of our infrastructure systems seem so vulnerable.

Phyllis, glad you didn't lose power yesterday.  It sounds like you had the same weather we had here yesterday.  I heard about the tornado in Greensboro.  We apparently had some wind damage in different places here in South Carolina.  Glad you didn't have to go to your "safe room".  We don't have such a thing in this house and guess our laundry room, which is right next to the stairwell, is the best place we have to go.  I am very happy with my new modem/router.  It was super easy to set up and activate by a quick call to Comcast.  I should have purchased my own when we moved here but didn't do so.  The purchase price will be recovered in less than 10 months as the device cost around $100.   I just checked and the one I bought is certified by Spectrum.  If you like I will send you a link to where I purchased it through Amazon and had it in two days. 

Mary Ann

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to Gloria. 

Our area had quite a storm yesterday with ice-coated trees falling in yards and on vehicles.  Our immediate area had only granular frozen ice and no outage problems here.  I am sorry our weather headed east toward Amy and it would be nice if it would go further north where none of the S&F people live.  Today should be nothing like yesterday, but still will not be nice.  Radar shows us surrounded by snow but the mix has moved on.  I think most churches in our area were closed yesterday; it was that bad.

Mary Ann


Good morning on this really miserable day. 35° so at least it is not icy out but rain and more rain  and possible thunderstorms later. Just because my son is taking me for my glasses after my CNA leaves. This is one day the runners in the Boston Marathon will be sweating from the sun. Imagine running more than 26 miles in the rain!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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June Drabek

Another very weird day for me. My fingers do not hit the correct keys on the computer. I do not want to eat. l want to sleepl Will try again later. Hugs and  love. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

June Drabek

took myself out for a short helps.

Jenny, you are in my prayers. Shingles are not  a good thing. God give you peace and healing.

May God be with us all through this night, and  to all a happy,Blessed tomorrow. I love you all. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Thank you, JUNE. You, too, are in my thoughts and prayers.

We decided to get out a bit today.  Went to a Home Depot to look at some pots for some new plants.  There is a Merdochs Home and Farm Store near there, so decided to check them out.  Wow so much stuff....  Enjoyed looking at the live chicks, turkeys and the like in cages that they sell there. I got tired and tried to sit in a chair at a display of folding folded on me and ripped open the end of my index finger....I am sitting on the ground with blood pouring out of my finger.....trying to get my phone out of my pocket so I could call Bob to come help me......a lady walks in the door and sees me....smiles real big and says, “how you doing” and keeps right on walking....I guess she is used to seeing little fat ladies sitting on the ground with a bleeding finger!  Bob got me up, we looked for someone to help us....ended up going out front where there were some heavy duty chairs.....about that time a fireman came walking out and said, “it looks like you could use a bit of help”?  He brought me back a couple of band aids to cover it up.....Bob went back in to tell someone about the mess on the floor....STILL could not get any ones attention so back out he came and off we headed for home. I guess I am just not safe to be out and about. 

It sure has been a beautiful day nice to be able to open up the windows and doors and get some fresh air in the house. 

GLORA, so happy you got to see your family to share some birthday time with them. 

PHYLLIS, sure glad you had no damage from the storms in your area.  I saw news fro: the area and there was a lot of damage.

I am feeling better today....the meds have slowed the breakouts down and I am so happy I was able to get in to see the doctor last week..  My appointment was not to be until tomorrow and that would have been awful to have waited that long.  What a expierence this has been.  I guess we never think we are going to be the one that gets this kind of thing!  Sure appreciate all your f your kind words and prayers. 

Enjoy the rest of your evening, EVERYFRIEND.


Mary Ann

Jenny, I am so sorry you had the accident with the chair and your finger.  You must have been quite a sight sitting there on the floor.  You've had more than you need the past several weeks.  I hope your finger and the shingles are coming along OK. 

Mary Ann


I came in here to try to bring some order out of the chaos on my desk and discovered that I have 12 days to get in to the photo office and get my license renewed.  I have all the paperwork and a temporary license but it all runs out the day after my birthday.  Guess I better plan that for this coming Thursday.  Now I'm tired.

Good night Everyfriend!  May all of you with ailments feel better tomorrow and may all you with no ailments stay that way.   Sleep peacefully!

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Good morning everyone, 39 °got my new glasses and I can see much better now. What a day to go out. At times it was raining so hard the wipers on the car could hardly keep up. Glad I wore a warm jacket with a hood on it. Rain finally stopped about 6pm and the sky started to clear.

JUNE  I hope you feel better today.

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

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

Looks like a very slow day here yesterday.

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Sometimes I feel...
Bob Perks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes I feel at peace.  God reminds me:

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

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning girls. good to see you all today. I still have my Carmichael or C D L License. so I could drive fore higher, but am not. Nancy just has regular drivers licen's now days. she used to have C D L's also, so she could go with me when I was driving over the road. I think I am going back for more zzz"s see ypu all Later.



Good morning everyone.

Woke to a winter wonderland this morning, all the trees are dressed in white. Can't help but smile when you see the beauty of it all. Last night I did go out and dance with the snow blower ,what a heavy mess that was to deal with. Will wait and see how to deal with this ,VON is coming today .

Jane, I tidy up my desk and then it a bit it looks like a bomb went off on it.Need to be done again as I have down loaded pattern and need to put them in a binder.

Jenny ,you have enough to deal with and didn't need that fall,hope you're not stiff and sore this morning.

Mary Ann, the snow is still falling here, hope it soon  stops.

Gloria, I guess they don't want  on to smile in their picture because if a cop pull you over, you sure wouldn't be smiling. :(

Better go see how to deal with this beautiful snow.
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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  The weather here is cold and cloudy. At least the rain stopped.  It rained almost all day yesterday.

About smiling and licenses....around here, your picture looks like you do while you are listening to the lady (or gentleman) talk.  They don't exactly tell you when they are snapping the pic.  They say, "sit in that chair: Okay, you're done. You can wait over there."  And that's how you look for the next 4 years!

I'll be off to WM this morning.  I hope I can do short lines and lots of smiles!  I hope you all have a good day....especially Jenny....she deserves a good one right about now!

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Lloyd Hammond

Nancy Is the tidy one here . I am the one spend all the time in the here after wondering what I am here after. time goes on any way by its self. have a friendly day and be happier.



April 17, 2018, 07:16:22 am #46 Last Edit: April 17, 2018, 07:19:45 am by phyllis
Jenny, what a vexing time you are having right now.  I'm thinking of you and hoping that the bad days are over with for now and things will only get better.  I had shingles, too, like so many here have had, and they are no fun at all but they will pass in a few days and you will feel better.  Meanwhile, pamper yourself a little and just take it easy.

Cold here this morning.  We went from a temp. of 81 deg. on Sunday down to 34 deg. last night.  But, the sun is shining this morning and that makes everything look better.  I hope the "sun is shining" on all of you today, wherever you are.


Hi Everyone.  It is another beautiful, but cool, morning here in South Carolina.  It will remain a bit chilly throughout the morning and then warm up this afternoon into the mid-70's.  We are expecting to have a windy day as well just as we did yesterday.  I enjoyed a quiet day at home yesterday.  This morning I have a dental appointment to get the cavity filled that was found when my teeth were cleaned last month.  I have nothing else planned for the day.

Gloria, I saw where an American women won in the Boston Marathon.  I can't imagine running 26 miles in any type of weather.  I am recording the old Batman TV show on ME TV and watched a couple of them last night.  I am almost ashamed to say it but I really enjoyed it as it is so far out.  The villains are so good.  I watched two parts of a three part story.  Guess I am back into a second childhood.  I also enjoyed the old Ma and Pa Kettle movies.  It sounds like you had a nice birthday.  Glad you can see better now with your new glasses. 

June, sorry that yesterday was a down day for you and hope today finds you feeling better and wanting to eat. 

Jenny, that sounds like a terrible experience and glad you weren't hurt any worse than you were.  That was certainly an uncaring lady that spoke to you and walked on by.  That was nice of the fireman to help you.  Glad to read you were feeling better yesterday. 

Jane, were you talking about the photo taken at the DMV for your drivers license.  I hope you get those short lines today and friendly people. 

Amy, do you download and print off a lot of quilting patterns?  Pat has a lot of those and am sure she has no idea of what she has in the notebooks.  However, it makes her happy and that is what is important.  Hope you get some better weather up your way today.

Lloyd, I expect a number of us here can relate to getting somewhere and then wondering why we went to that spot.  I start to do something and then get distracted and forget to do what I started to do.  Hope you have an enjoyable day. 

Phyllis, you were much colder last night than we were here in South Carolina as it only got into the 40's. 


Lloyd Hammond

Looks like AMY used plenty of salt on sidewalk after snow blower. Pretty Christmas Sean Pictures. AMY is tougher than I so she may keep the snow.
I have gotten old and my blood is thinner than it used to be. also my bode parts do not work like they used to. Have a good day.



Lloyd, no salt used and I took the photo before doing the snow blowing.

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

AMY  If I had your zip cod and address I would google you when you are doing the snow blower thing. the other day a fellow called me on the phone talking about Solar Panels for electricity. and zoomed in on me he was able to see all my junk and cattle in the lot. that is intersecting and also scare. I am having a hard time getting in the mood to get out and going to work. but I am on my way, sun is shinning bright and temp. is up to 50º now light braze. so best get the cows fed and go to work in shop for a while. Have a great day,


Lloyd Hammond

one of us aren't looking at same picture I think,



Beautiful photo from Amy - snow always looks prettier in the country -

Jenny:  Someone must have called  I cannot imagine why no one came to check on you and tell you help would be arriving.  How is your finger?  good grief - that is enough. 

June Drabek

Jenny, where I lived before I started a program for getting help,  as they did not have the emergencey buttons we have here, and we furnished whistles for all the residents. I would bet that us you had a sharp whistle to blow, while sitting on the floor, bleeding, you would  have received emergency help in a big hurry. I still feel each of us should wear a whistle if we do not have the  emergency button. They are inexpensive and would certainly draw immediate attention. That fireman should have been fired.

Gloria, what a difference a day makes. I feel great today, but I am so sorry I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. I sounds very Happy though with all the family remembrances and others here. I am so happy for you dear friend.

I am going to scoot down for supper. Had a light lunch at home so will enjoy a full dinner tonight, then home to relax. See you later.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


June, I am so happy your doing some better, walking, going to supper :) WOW, keep the spirit and make it happen, so enjoy reading your experiences :)


Good morning everyone...

NO new snow this morning :thumbup: cold but suppose to warm up by the weekend. Taking hubby's vehicle in to get a transmission leak fixed this morning.I need to make a better run for the dogs in the back yard so Mr Snowblower and I have a dat. I don't think it will be as bad as yesterday ,I hope.

Jenny ,hope you are feeling better this morning.
June great you felt much better yesterday and hope today also puts a skip in your step.

Larry, yes I do print off a lot of the free patterns not just for me but my friend and daughter in love get a copy too.

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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I got a movie of baby Emma last night.  I shared it with Amy via email and I sure wish I could share it with all of you.  It makes me want to pick her up and hug her to pieces!

I'll be off to keep my place at Wally World this morning.  Wish me smiles.  And take a few for yourselves.  We all need them!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a good day.

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What Would I Do?
Author Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"What would I do?"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is like being paid to play.

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

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

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

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

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

Imagine that.

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