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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 June 15, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, June 14, 2018, 11:55:09 pm

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June Drabek

Another quiet day for me. Several good programs available,but it didn't feel like going out at all. I did make myself take a stroll around the gardens and the club house, but came right back home. Have almost read a whole book todayl. Debbie Macomber. I read her years ago, then got into mysteries. Now I'm back to quieter stuff. When I moved this time I tossed the notebook of books I had read. Sort of wish I could review them, but too late now.

Gary and Dori will be leaving on Monday for a two week vacation. Most of it spent in Idaho, but they are driving this time, so intend to do some side trips.I miss them already. I should use that time writing letter to some old friends that I have neglected for too long. I hope I do this.

Time to fix up a light supper. I didn't feel like going downstairs, but I have more food on hand than I need, and no appetite. I think a cheddar cheese sandwich will be fine and a small can of v8 juice.

Have a peaceful night dear hearts, God will keep watch as we sleep. I love you all. June

As long as we are here, let's dance.


Hi everyone, been a comfortable day. I will not write much as it is nearly 10PM

Been watching golf and reading all day

Larry, that is very hilly compared to the rest of the island and it catches the wind off the ocean, and LI sound and bays  the land is very narrow through, that is why the traffic horror, as there are only 2 main roads going east Monday morning it was backed up 10 miles on the Sunrise HWY
When I lived in N. Charleston they had a Krispy Cream, that you could stand on the outside, they had a long window and people could stand and watch them making the donuts

Gloria, my next favorite DD is glazed We will always remember Joan offering breakfast  Now I will say "Goodnight"

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Good morning everyone..

Happy Father's day to the  gentlemen here, may you have a wonderful day!

We have family coming for lunch so I need to get things in order . Just having cold cuts with salad ,so not too demanding on a hot day.

June, your cheddar cheese sandwich sound good , I would be putting slices of Vidalia onion on mine and hope I wouldn't have to pay for it later.  :)

Jenny, the radish seeds went in because Jane talked about fried radish and I am going to try that. Radish bother hubby's stomach so I haven't planted any in the past.

Gloria, it doesn't matter that your late...…..just as long as you get here. :thumbup:

Better get a move on, need to chase dust bunnies before it gets too hot.

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


Hi Everyone.  It is an overcast morning and they say the rain has moved out for awhile.  I will go to Sunday School and Church on this Father's Day and then if Pat decides not to attend Church I will stop and get something to bring home for lunch as usual as we seldom cook anything on Sunday's.  I do plan on watching the end of the U. S. Open Golf Tournament this afternoon.  It is an extremely hard course and all of the players seem to be struggling.  I need to try to do the walking in the house as haven't done it the last couple days as just didn't have the energy and I had walked a lot at Aldi's yesterday morning. 

I thought this was a really nice, thoughtful and appropriate Devotional that I got in one of the reading I get each morning.

A Praying Father
(By Henry Bosch)
(Provided by Our Daily Bread, RBC Ministries, 6-15-03 devotional)

"Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me." - Psalm 143:1

A minister concluded his sermon one Sunday by saying, "If there's someone here who wants help in getting to know God, and you would like me to pray for you, please raise your hand." A young man stood up and said, "Please pray for me, sir. The burden of my sin is too heavy to bear."

After the service the minister talked with the man and led him to faith in Jesus. The young man had been wandering around the country for 8 years without contacting his parents, so he decided to write to them and tell them about the change in his life.

Several days later, a reply came from his mother: "My dear son, you must have accepted Jesus Christ at the same hour your father went home to heaven. He had been sick for a long time, and that day he was very restless. He tossed from side to side on his bed, crying out, 'Lord, please save my poor, wandering boy.' I'm sure that one of the reasons you became a Christian was Dad's unceasing intercession."

A praying father will "ask," "seek," and "knock" on behalf of his children, persistently trusting his wise heavenly Father to do what is best (Matthew 7:7-11).

Let's thank God today for faithful fathers who never stop praying for their children.

"We thank You, Lord, for fathers true
Who always spoke to us of You;
Their great concern and tender care
Assured us of their constant prayer."

A praying father reflects the love of our heavenly Father.

I am running out of time this morning so will just say I have read all of the postings and will be back tomorrow. 

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone.
Hope all you fathers are having a great day. we are going to grand daughters
for the afternoon today she is fixing the meal for us all today. sun is bright it is already 79º and shooting for the high 90t's with a heat index of 104-5.



Good morning everyone, for a change I am up early. Just heard the weather, into the 80's today and tomorrow hot 90's and humid. Sure will not go out if it gets that hot.

Happy Fathers day to all our Dads and Grandpas.

CALLIE  looks like you were busy. I always like fresh green beans with ham, tasty.

SHIRLEY  good luck with the new computer. I don't think I could get used to a touch screen.

JUNE  like  you I have no appetite and it is hard to cook anymore. I have tried most TV dinners but there is something in the preservatives they use that burns my throat so don't try anymore. Just making scrambled eggs wears me out and I head to the couch to rest my backand the eggs get thrown out.

GLORIA de  JOAN sure kept us fed good every morning but I liked her DD the best, she made sure ther e was always plenty or us, someone else liked the lemons, too. I think it was Amy but not sure.

AMY  my younger son and I are the radish eaters. His wife doesn't like them so never bought them. I did and would share them with him. Now since I moved here and they bother me I no longer buy them.

LARRY  A Praying Father is wonderful but it also can be said for a Mother, too.

LLOYD  have a good time at your granddaughter's home. We ate predicted to have upper 90's tomorrow. Yuck

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Good morning.  I hope it is a wonderful day for all the Fathers, grand-fathers, great grand-fathers and all the other "special" fathers. 

I have been absent for a while, as I have not been feeling all that great.  Had some annoying problems, and have just been taking it easy.  Not sleeping very well, so try to catch up whenever I can.

Jane S.   First of all, a very sweet picture of your little Emma.  She looks so big sitting up there.  Also, did want to tell you that I did try the fried radishes.  I think I might have cooked them a little longer than I needed to. I was surprised at the difference in the taste between being raw and being cooked.  I liked them.  A nice "different" kind of a side dish.  I  will certainly fix them again, and not cook them quite as long. 

The morning started out nice and sunny, but now is clouding up a little bit.  Scattered showers are predicted for some part of the day.   It is a little chilly insdie my place. Even tho, it will get up into the high 80's today. 

I hope everyone will enjoy this Special Sunday.



Good Morning Everyone,
from the Sunny and Cool, 
Rocky Coast of Maine. 
We are having a very nice day!

One of the baby Decorah Eagles
fell out of their tree yesterday and is
now perched in another tree down below.

He accidentally "fledged" ...
meaning flew off to another tree..
Young to do this but not too young.
So now we are just waiting to see if it makes
its way back to its "home tree" ... 
He has been seen and he is safe. 

YesterdAY  we had our Giant
Gay Pride Parade here in Portland.
It lasted over and hour..  it is the
biggest parade that we have here in
Portland.   Lot's of fun
had by all and I get to watch it all
from my living room windows
to the world.

All is well here...
Have a good day,  everyone,
and Happy Fathers Day to all
the Fathers of the world,  and
anyone to accepts that role in
someones life..Related or not!



Hello Friends!  For some reason, I'm not being notified of postings on this board.  I still get them for the other boards I visit but not for this.  And by the time I realize that I haven't been back here for a while, a whole day has passed.  I wonder why it's doing that to me?

Today was a good one.  I went to church and stayed for coffee hour after.  Then I hit the farmers market and made a stop at WM on the way back from there. 

I ran across a website that lists casseroles for every state and I went therough them and didn't find any that didn't look interesting or tasy.  So I bookmarked it and I'm embarking on a 50 state taste testing, casserole trying adventure.  And I decided to do it in order so tomorrow I will be visiting ALABAMA.  I only needed to buy one item for this one and it's a sweet potato casserole with pecans (what else!)  I'll let you know what I think.  I'm going to have chicken tenders and frozen corn with it. 

Now the doggies are getting restless.  I think they're ready for supper and mine tonight is leftovers.  Good leftovers! 

Enjoy your evening!

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Making progress, now have a mouse that works and Bubble got me back in. Another extremely hot day in Kansas with winds bending trees over.  Looks like late August so anything not being watered is wilted or dried up.  The river is low enough the fish can't get near the bank where I feed them and wind makes it hard to carry the bread out where they are.  Kind of sad to see everything so stressed in June.  Crazy weather everywhere but am thankful we don't have a volcano near or faults for large earthquakes.  Lots going on underground all over the world. 

Hope every father was treated with love and respect today, I know, it has to be earned like every other reward in life. No question the fathers in this place are the best..
........... :bow: :bravo: :cheer: :cheers: :happydance: :hello: :party: :tup: :clap:


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Good morning everyone, sky ha a hazy look this morning already, humidity starting already.

JOY  not sleeping well is no fun. I had a time where I could not get to sleep until time to get up.

JANE  the last time my daughter was here she made a casserole with sweet potatoed and pecans. She had got it from a Penzy's catalog. I tried it once but it did not come out as good as hers.

SHIRLEY  seems like several volcanoes are erupting not only that horrible one in Hawaii.

On local news they showed the beaches and already people are on the sand and in the water.

Have a good day and stay cool.

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Good morning everyone...

Had a great day yesterday and we are in for another one today with family coming.

Gloria it is to rain here and tstorms but I hope we just get the much needed rain.

Jane, sounds like you will be having some interesting meals ahead of you.

Joy, hope you're feeling a lot better.

I need to put an egg in my boot and beat it, too many things need to be done before company comes.

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!  Today is going to be a hot one.  So was yesterday.  I broke down and turned on the A/C in the late afternoon when I realized that the temps were reaching into the 90s.  They are supposed to do the same today. 

I have to be at the auto repair shop at 10 this morning.  Have you ever heard of a side view mirror exploding?  Well, I have now.  I was driving along a country road with nothing on either side except telephone poles located about 5 or 6 feet off the road.  I heard a loud pop and glanced sideways to see my mirror hanging there in pieces!  They ordered me a new one and are putting it on this morning.  They couldn't believe it either. 

Then I'm coming home and dealing with some peaches I bought yesterday.  I found a very interesting recipe for preserving them and I'm going to try it.  If I like it, I'll be buying local peaches as soon as they are available and canning them for when "the snow flies".

I hope you all have a lovely day and that you don't smother from the humidity and the heat.  Take it easy!

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Hi Everyone.  Hi everyone on a day that starts out at 70 degrees with 100% humidity and will get to the mid-90's or above on a sunny day with no chance of rain.  I did water the lawn this morning.  Yesterday at Church was our Associate Pastor's last Sunday with us and he preached a really good sermon.  He is headed to Hampton, SC and will pastor two small churches.  Our new Associate Pastor will start on July 1.  I had a nice quiet afternoon and evening.  Nothing on the schedule for today but sure I will find something to keep me occupied.

Lloyd, your weather sounds very much like ours and it is going to continue all week.  Glad you could enjoy a nice weekend at your granddaughters.  Is she a good cook?

Gloria, fortunately neither Pat nor I are allergic to the TV Dinners and they do come in handy.  In fact this might be the night for them as know we have a couple in the freezer.  However, what we have is Pat's decision.  It is very painful for her to stand in the kitchen more than a few minutes. I almost always fix her breakfast anymore and then we each fix our own lunch and then she plans and fixes our dinner. We had one of those sweet potato (yams) casseroles with brown sugar and pecans.  It was almost like pie without the crust and very good.  We just finished up the last of it on Saturday evening. 

Amy, another saying I have never heard before about putting an egg in your boot and beating it.  Hope you have a great time with family today.

Joy, sure hope today finds you feeling better.  I know when we don't feel up to par it is hard to get motivated to do more than the absolute essentials. 

Jane, click on the "Notify" link at the top of the discussions where it shows other menu options.  This should toggle notifications on and off.  You had a busy morning yesterday before you got home.  Hope you were able to get some rest in the afternoon. It sounds like you will have an adventure in eating.  What a strange experience with your mirror.   

Shirley, it sounds like you are making good progress with your new laptop.  It sounds like it could be another very hot and dry summer out your way.  In this area the rivers are all bank full. 


Good Morning...

Gonna be hot today:    And Air quality predicted to
not be good.    :-\ :'(     bu that is the way it goes:

Here is a map showing the earth quake fault zones in North America:

Have a great day everyone!
Sandy   8)


Larry, that casserole you just finished sounds like the Alabama one that I'm going to make today.  Are the sweet potatoes mashed in yours?  I'm looking forward to trying it! 

My appointment at the car shop is at 10 and I'm all ready.  I even how the things set out for what I want to do when I get home.  Now I just have to wait.  I'll try to chase the doggies out one more time before I go.

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G'morning all.
                    Strewth !, it looks hot in that sunshine this morning Lloyd,  hope you stay out of it mate, far to hot for me, so only stayed for a quick look around !, catch you next time Lloyd,  Cheerio,  Peter.  :thumbup:

Mary Ann

Sandy, I didn't realize this link was so long, but it shows the fault lines of the world and there is a box in the upper right corner for other areas.  It shows in red earthquakes in the past hour and older ones for the past day are orange. 

Mary Ann

June Drabek

We are having a cool cloudy day in Stanton, but the sun may break through later. I had a perfect nights ..two trips to the john, but right back to sleep.

The only thing on my calendar for today is a movie, "South Pacific". We are celebrating Hawaii this week. I don't know why, but there will be lots of paper leis given out..I have three left from last years so I will use those and add whatever else I am given.

I am sleepy day starts between five and six a.m. so I will get dressed and to out to walk and see what the rest of our folks are up to. Be Happy kids. I love you.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Thanks MaryAnn!

I posted a link below to  where you can watch the
decorah Eagles:   

Poke around,  have fun!



Well, my mirror is fixed.  I got my refill on my eyedrops on the way and when I came back I got busy trying the recipe for canned peaches that I took off the internet. 

I think I might have jumped the gun.  It's not peach season around here yet and the ones I bought were NOT ripe.  And they were NOT freestone.  I completed the recipe anyway and I have two jars to try,  They look really good!

Then, this afternoon, I drove down to the wild meat store for ground venison.  We had so much of it when my husband, FIL and son were all hunting.  I don't think we ever ran out of venison when the kids were growing up and I miss it.  I really prefer it to hamburger.  Guess I'd have made a good pioneer. 

Now I'm going to rest until it's ready to begin my all state tour with my Alabama casserole for supper.  Hope your day is going well and you're avoiding the heat/humidity!

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I felt like I should use a different color since I'm the last one that posted here.

My Alabama casserole is in the oven and the the rest of the food is ready to join it when the beeper goes.  It's really beginning to smell good. 

Joy, I'm so glad you like the fried radishes.  Yes, they do have a different taste than the raw ones.  I guess that's why they hit the spot for me.  I never really liked the taste of the raw ones.  But when we were little, we weren't allowed to say we didn't like something.  If it was there and it was good for us, we ate it. 

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Jane, we weren't allowed to say we didn't like something, either..... "just a little, thank you" was okay.  Your casserole sounds good to me, all the years I was married Cas insisted he didn't like casseroles so all meals were meat & potatoes & everything is separate bowls or plates.

No saving that post, it just when "whooie" & disappeared.  This curser hops all over the place, I gain one thing (mouse) but go down the tubes on another.  I have recipes come to my in box all the time, because a cooking magazine came with another magazine I wanted.  I'm not looking for new recipes to try, the kids want the old standbys when I offer to take food.  Seems the younger generation don't want recipe books, they get all their new recipes online.  This page keeps popping up & down so think I'd better just post and go soak my head.  Sweet dreams to all.  Shirley


It is nice to "see" everyone again.  I am learning a different laptop as my old one bit the dust.  The keyboard is not centered and my hand wants to roam - why would the "experts" do that except to annoy. 

I have been in several earthquakes and one pretty big one in Seattle.  We had earthquake drills in school but that never happened in school.  The entire fireplace fell apart in the house and there was so much dust.  Earthquakes in Colorado too but they were pretty mild. 

Today's storm is going north, perhaps.  Yesterday, there was a lake in the ravine - it did finally drain.  The slow cooker had chicken teriyaki simmering all day - it was OK.  Saturday, we had two of the boys here for oven-baked ribs (5 hours at 200 degrees) and they were nice - plus a bean casserole that I have made for decades.  Next week, another son will be staying for  a couple of nights. 

June Drabek

This has been sort of a weird day...or maybe I should say  I have been sort of weird today.  Day started as usual...had lunch downstairs then on to watch South Pacific on the big screen. It seemed to last forever, and really we only saw is a looooong movie. We will watch the last half next Monday.I wasn't too impressed. Came home and fell asleep. Wasn't hungry so supper was just snacks.

Carol, I just can't seem to make friends with my Mac lap top. I loved it when I was hospitalized for eight days, but i much prefer my desk top. I have it right here next to the desk top so I do use it once in a great while.

My stomach is telling me to have some cold cereal....don't want the milk to go sour, and that will be my supper. Have a good night my precious friends. Hugs, Love and prayers.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Good morning everyone..

Another hot day here..we didn't get much rain yesterday nor the storm, didn't miss that but could use more rain.

We are off to the city this morning, hubby's remote for his hearing aid is in. After 2 days of company it will be just a quick trip in and  back, I hope!! I seem to tucker out faster in this heat.

Jane, I will only use free stone peaches, the clings are not nice to use as you found out. Well worth doing the peaches as they taste so good in the winter. From the bushel I did we only have maybe 5 jars left.

Better go get ready, would like to go in and back before the heat gets too bad.

Enjoy your day eve4ryone.
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!  We had rain well into the night.  The first part began and I realized that my car windows were open.  So I took a shower on the way to closing them.  That storm stopped and the dogs were just beginning to relax when the second one began.  And that was while we were on the way to bed.  It was full of thunderboomers which neither of them likes.  Annie plastered herself to me and Mickie took her place in the corner down behind the bed.  I think she has decided tha it she can see IT....IT can't see her.

This morning has been a busy one already and we are in for more rain.  However, the rain did lower the temps and we are 70s and not predicted to go higher than low 80s today.  I can live with that!

AMY, have a save and easy trip to the city. 

Everyfriend, enjoy your day!

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Hi Everyone.  We are headed to 98 degrees with high humidity this afternoon.  I am meeting a friend for lunch around 11:30 this morning and beyond that plan to stay home and in where it is cool the rest of the day.  I just fixed Pat's breakfast and have the other kitchen work done for this morning.

Sandy, when I found out the area where we live is on the 6th most active earthquake fault I decided it would be money well spent so added earthquake coverage to my insurance.  Just like fire and other insurances I will be most happy to spend the money and never have to collect on it because of some type of disaster. 

Jane, Pat has found that the canned yams work just as well as dealing with cooking and mashing sweet potatoes.  Hope your casserole turned out well.  I see that  you got the mirror replaced yesterday on your car as planned.  Those mirrors are so important for safe driving.  We are waiting for the peaches the lady at Church Sunday gave me to ripen up.  They sure have been good this year even though they are not freestone.  I know the men of our Church have a wild meat dinner once a year.  However, that is not my thing.  To my knowledge none of the markets around here sell venison but there a dear hunting season. 

Shirley, we were always required to clean our plates and at least have a little of whatever Mother fixed for meals.  Unfortunately that trait carried over to adulthood.  My dad was also a meat and potatoes guy but always like to have something sweet to end the meal.  There is probably a function key on your laptop keyboard that will turn off your touch pad as that is most likely the cause of your curser hopping all around. Do a Google search on the problem identifying your particular model of laptop and you will probably find instructions for turning it off.  If you don't then call the technical support people at the company making the computer and ask them how to do it. I expect most of us with laptops have experienced the same problem as we unknowingly touch the touch pad.  For a long time I just cut out a piece of cardboard and taped it over the touch pad and that also solved the problem.  The Magic Tape comes off easily if I wanted to use the touch pad as I only put it on the sides.   I haven't seen Pat use a cookbook in a long time.  Anymore she finds recipes on the Internet and prints them out.  She does reuse those printed recipes. 

Good morning Peter.  Are you having very hot weather over your way as we are here?

Mary Ann, I think that link you shared on the earthquakes is probably the longest URL I have ever seen.

June, glad you were able to see at least the first half of South Pacific.  It is nice you have theme weeks at your residence as it adds variety and gives the staff different decorating and probably cooking ideas.

Carol, we experienced several earthquakes when we lived in Anchorage including one that rolled the desk chair I was sitting in away from the desk into a bookcase.  We moved to Alaska a couple of years after the big 1960's earthquake there and the evidence of it was still very visible.

Amy, my mother used to can a lot of peaches each year and put them in our fruit cellar and they were so good whenever she would open a jar of them.  The peaches here this year have been outstanding.