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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 August 15, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, August 14, 2018, 11:09:01 pm

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Well, here I am, back in my regular place.  It's pouring down rain outside.  This has been the wettest summer I've ever experienced!  I don't see how there could be so much rain up there to come down here.  Every time it rains, we have flash flood warnings! 

I wish you all a good morning and a good day!  The doggies and I are waiting for the boinger for their pills then breakfast.  I have a long-term plan for getting a manager to listen to what I have to say.  I'm going to institute it today!  Will it or won't it work!  I wonder!

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend! 

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Good wet morning here everyone.

Rained overnight, didn't hear a thing. Picking up meds today and a trip to the dump is about it.

Jane, hope your plan works. Did you get a hold of a roofer yet?

Enjoy your day evryone
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


No Roofer but I did get a "maybe next week" from a wife. 

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Jane, I am glad you got a reply!! The sky opened up and down came the rain!! My gosh did it pour. Grass is green now. Last evening I took both dogs out, Babe wanted to play ball..when Golden girl saw the ball go she also wanted to play. I held the pup back and just rolled the ball easy and GG with her awkward gait  brought the ball back!! Amazing!! For others that don't know the story the groomer told me and she is a vet tech that GG would only live a week...….and that was the end of June!
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


August 17, 2018, 09:54:46 am #34 Last Edit: August 17, 2018, 09:56:44 am by Sandy
Good Morning Everyone... 

Here I am looking for advice,  again.   

My daughter Kelly wants me to get a "Walker"..
Because of my limited vision,  walking outside around
the city can be dangerous for  me..,  as I tend to wande
into things  So she thinks that be an asset for me.

I have been looking on Amazon and see a lot that
I like the looks of

I am looking at     ELENKER Adult Rolling Walker Compact Folding Rollator with Comfortable 18.11x 9.84 Inch Seat

and a

Folding Rollator Walker by Vive - 4 Wheel Medical Rolling Walker with Seat & Bag - Mobility Aid for Adult, Senior, Elderly & Handicap - Aluminum Transport Chair (Red)

I would appreciate any recommendations by any brand
that you all have tried and like. 



Good morning everyone, I am so fed up with this PC I am so sorry I wasted the money on it. Cannot get my PSP installed and now my Skype is gone. Had to call my daughter yesterday and tell her we would have to talk on the phone instead, just not the same. Called my guru grandson last night and he said he would try to be here Saturday. Then this morning it gave me a problem even getting online. Grrr. Maybe I should ask my grandson about getting an  iPad. At least I would keep in touch here and use face time to talk to my daughter every day.

SANDY  I bought my rollator about 8 years ago and am so glad I did. I do not go anywhere without it. Always good to have that seat when too much walking makes you tired. I bought mine at BJ's online and it was about $90.
You would never be sorry to have one.

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Hi Everyone.  It is another typical August day here in South Carolina.  It is clear and sunny this morning but we are to have a mostly cloudy afternoon and there is a small chance of rain later today.  Our main plans for today are to have our main meal at Ruby Tuesday's.  They still have a $12.99 three course meal offer that we haven't taken advantage of.  On the way home I will run into Aldi's for a few vegetables that Pat forgot to put on the Walmart Online Order.

Yesterday I did pick up the order she had placed at the nearby Walmart.  The nicest young lady brought them out and put them in the car.  She had a great personality and I came home and did the short survey that pertained to the service I had received and I gave her the 5 starts.  This was the first time I had done this.  Before I went to coffee I picked up the prescription for my very, very expensive shampoo.  My part was $56 dollar and the cash price would have been $350.  I am to use it three times a week for 4 weeks.  You have to apply it to the dry hair and wait 15 minutes before showering.  I sure hope this works.  I asked the pharmacist why this was so expensive and she had no idea other than the drug companies basically get to set the price.

Gloria, glad you can get your flu shot without having to go to a drug store or doctor's office for it.  I will get mine at the Walmart pharmacy before long and may get the shingles shot (apparently there is a new one since I had mine a number of years ago) and it take two shots for it.  We always used iodized salt as well but not sure about what we now have in the pantry as it is not the Morton's Salt that had the little girl with the umbrella on the label. Was good to read you had gotten a good night's sleep Wednesday night and I hope last night was a good.  I have always wondered who got to set the standards on things like cabinet heights.  Fortunately the standard height is fine for both Pat and I except it is too high now when Pat tries to work from the chair she has in the kitchen. If your daughter has an iPad or an iPhone then the iPad would work well.  I use that all the time to communicate with my good friend where I used to live.  This could solve your problem of having to sit at your computer.  I got a very inexpensive blue tooth keyboard to use with my iPad what works well and is easier to use than the onscreen keypad with the iPad.   

June, sorry to read that you woke up not feeling very good and were unhappy.  As you say life happens and we just have to deal with it on a day by day basis. 

Amy, it does shorten up our days a bit when we get to sleep in and get up later in the morning.  Glad you are staying in when it is so hot and it sounds like those days will soon be a memory as it cools for the fall.  We are still a long ways from that happening here. It sounds like Golden Girl can still enjoy life a bit if she wanted to play and fetch the ball.  Vets, and doctors, sometimes are not very good at predicting how long pets or people will live.  We have been spared rain for the last three or four days but more is now in the forecast.   

Sandy, it sounds like a walker or rollator would be a good idea for you.  The walker gives stability and Pat uses hers in the house all of the time.  I got her a rollator but had to return it as it was too heavy to get in and out of the truck.  I want her to get a walker that we can put in the back seat of the car for when we go out as it is lightweight.  I do have a transport chair in the truck of the car that isn't as heavy as the rollator that she has used once when she went into a store that gave her the benefit of the walker with the handles and also provided a place where she could sit down as she no longer can tolerate being on her feet very long.  I am going to look at the site you mentioned to see if any of those would work for her.  She is a bit heavy so the rollator has to be rated for her weight class. 

Lloyd, hope the thunder storms didn't keep you awake last night. 

Jenny, nice that you can stay with the boys when you son and his wife are out of the country.  Mid-September will be here soon. There was a terrible story on the news last night about a man who had admitted to killing his wife and two small children after pleading for them to be returned safely.  A couple of days ago we had a man rob a Dollar store in our area and after he got the money he shot the young lady.  Fortunately she is expected to survive. 

Jane, sorry you are getting more unneeded rain.  I hope your manager will heed what you have to say today. 


Gloria, I bought this HP when we were in Walmart on our trip to CO in June.  It is the 17", what I like, would never have considered HP but my oldest son went on & on about it's merits, "same as his only step up with touch screen".... and about 1/3 of original price at $250.  So I bought it, he did the original set up after we charged the battery running generator in RV.  No internet so couldn't do that part until we got home.  Anyway, I have NOT put PSP on even though I have 2 newer versions of the 9 that Glenn Curtis recommended (has Animation Shop), that I love & lost use of.  I'm afraid PSP may bring me to tears if it fights HP like yours. Besides, I did install on the old computer that was updated to Windows 7 & then 10.... but I can't remember how to set up the workspace or anything else.  Jack, over in Photos, does a great job with the Windows 10 photo whatever it's called, so I'm going to pester him to help me do what I need to work on photos to post here.

Daughter just left to head home & lawn guy here so better quit & do what's necessary.  We did get some rain earlier this week but the river has never overflowed it's banks like most years..... to clean out the icky stuff fishermen leave behind upstream.  Keep hoping, needs one clean out at least once a year. We usually built up the storms & rain goes south or east.

Larry, when we built (yes, really built) my husband & I did everything except he insisted on hiring a "cabinet maker" to make the cabinets for the kitchen & bathrooms.  (My husband had a degree to teach Industrial Arts & excelled in woodworking before he went on for more training).... I was promised cabinets an inch lower than "average" & that darn cabinet maker had them all roughed in before he admitted they were "standard".  He was doing such a lousy job we paid him off early & Cas finished them himself.  He was supposed to be the best in the area but right off the bat he "shimmed up to make them not level".... It took us a year to build that house but it was level, solid & well worth the effort.  Tell Pat I've gone to a wooden bar stool in the kitchen, Cas cut the legs to fit my half sitting when "watching the stove"... or since he is gone, I often eat in the kitchen in front of my under the cabinet TV & have the bar stool right there. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen since the window over the sink faces the street.


You may have seen this before (I have) but it is certainly worth another read.  I would like to use it as part of a devotional I will give for our Sunday School class a week from Sunday but know I could never get through it without becoming very emotional, as I have just now reading it again. 

Two Choices,
What would you do? make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

At a fundraising dinner for a school that serves children with learning disabilities, the father of one of the students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question:

'When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection.

Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do.

Where is the natural order of things in my son?'
The audience was stilled by the query.

The father continued. 'I believe that when a child like Shay, who was mentally and physically disabled comes into the world, an opportunity to realize true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people treat that child.'

Then he told the following story:

Shay and I had walked past a park where some boys Shay knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, 'Do you think they'll let me play?' I knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay on their team, but as a father I also understood that if my son were allowed to play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.

I approached one of the boys on the field and asked (not expecting much) if Shay could play. The boy looked around for guidance and said, 'We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning..'

Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile, put on a team shirt.. I watched with a small tear in my eye and warmth in my heart. The boys saw my joy at my son being accepted.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still behind by three.

In top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as I waved to him from the stands.

In the bottom of the ninth inning, Shay's team scored again. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.

At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat properly, much less connect with the ball.

However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make contact.

The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. Athe pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back to the pitcher.

The game would now be over. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would have been out and that would have been the end of the game.

Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's head, out of reach of all team mates.
Everyone from the stands and both teams started yelling, 'Shay, run to first!

Never in his life had Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base. He scampered down the baseline, wide-eyed and startled.

Everyone yelled, 'Run to second, run to second!'

Catching his breath, Shay awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to the base.

By time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had the ball. The smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to be the hero for his team.

He could have thrown the ball to the second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too, intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head.

Shay ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the bases toward home. All were screaming, 'Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay'

Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, 'Run to third!

As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the spectators, were on their feet screaming, 'Shay, run home! Run home!'

Shay ran to home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who hit the grand slam and won the game for his team

'That day', said the father softly with tears now rolling down his face, 'the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and humanity into this world'.

Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having never forgotten being the hero and making me so happy, and coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!


We all send thousands of jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages about life choices, people hesitate.

The crude, vulgar, and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.

If you're thinking about forwarding this message, chances are that you're probably sorting out the people in your address book who aren't the 'appropriate' ones to receive this type of message Well, the person who sent you this believes that we all can make a difference.

We all have thousands of opportunities every single day to help realize the 'natural order of things.' So many seemingly trivial interactions between two people present us with a choice:

Do we pass along a little spark of love and humanity or do we pass up those opportunities and leave the world a little bit colder in the process?

A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.



Good is Friday AGAIN!  Where do these weeks go? 

SANDY, I highly recommend the walker I appears to be a bit more expensive than the ones you are looking at, but I have seen them for less at other web sites.  I hope you will check it out as it has larger wheels that are very forgiving when rolling along ANY surface.

Drive Medical RTL10266-T Nitro Euro Style Walker Rollator, Tall

I thought it would take you to the web site.....sorry.  I know you can find it with this info.

LARRY, the murder case has everyone just in awh of how this could possibly happen......and now the worse news yet is they have located the two girls in oil tanks where he placed them....just horrific news. 

I wish you all a Good Friday.


Good day at WM today.  My favorite CSM was working and she left for her break just before I clocked in.  I saw her in deep discussion with the other CSM and when I clocked in he said, "Mel said she already put a till in 18 and you're supposed to go there".  18 is an express lane.  When I came back from my break, he said, "Just go back to 18"  So I had express for my whole shift.  And, with a little luck, maybe she told him WHY she got 18 ready for me.  If she did, I have another one on my side! 

I'm going to take a short nap and then make a trip to the library.  I kept my last item overdue but I went by this morning and dropped it in the outside box.  Now I have to go pay the fine. 

Sounds like you're all having a pretty good day.  HOORAY for GOLDEN GIRL!  She's like her "mother".... she's not giving up!

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Larry, that is a real tear jerker & SO heart warming.  Thanks!

June Drabek

Surprise ! Gary called earlier and said, "Stay home....i'm bringing your computer up in a few minutes.....WOW !
They could not bring my original one back to life, but they had a spare(used) just like my original. They put all  my stuff onto that computer, added a hundred bucks to the original 3 hundred for repair, and I an sitting here with a big grin on my face. My blessed son resized some stuff, and gave me original  colors of stuff so I am happier with this baby than I could hope for. I went through a lot of extra stuff I had saved and put it in the trash....I am addicted to saving it is cleaned out now. (partially, if I want rto be honest.

Sandy, I have a rollator made by Guardian. We got it for my husband when he needed one.He died in 2005. I started using it several years later, and I am still using it, I even dance with it. , so I guess it is worth passing on my experience for you.

I am suddenly very tired....all the excitement of having my Mac  back...still have some learning to do, but not tonight.
Saturday is a sort of slow day here, so I will have plenty of time to play with my computer. I am SO thankful. God Bless you all  and have a peaceful night. Hugs, Love and prayers, June.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Slow day in here!  I'm off to bed so.....

Good Night Everyfriend!  Sleep peacefully and wake refreshed and may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone..

We had the rain and then we had more in the evening along with some thunder.  This morning is over cast but they say no rain?? We are off to a Garlic Festival and out door market this morning.

Larry, I have read that many times before but will always read it again and again.

June :wave2:.I bet you are so happy to have your pc back.

Gloria, it is 60° here at the nice and now I am listening to the loons call.

Better get some laundry on the go ,one less job to do when we get back home.

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 slept so well last night that I actually feel rested this morning.  And on top of a good night's sleep, I also watched a couple of TV shows through my eyelids last night!  Today should be a good day!

AMY, I've not only never been to a GARLIC FESTIVAL, I've never even heard of one!  But I bet it would be right up my alley.  I love the way garlic enhances flavors and if you get to taste things at the festival, that would be a definite plus in my book.  You'll have to tell us about it when you get home.  But please, breathe in a different direction!

The doggies and I are waiting for the "boinger" for their pills and then we'll have breakfast.  And then, I don't know what the day will bring.

JUNE, you must be so happy to have your CP back!  I could almost hear the excitement in your post!  You have such loving sons.

I wish you all a very good day today.  Fill it with what pleases you best.  Be well! Be happy!  Love and be loved!  You all deserve the BEST!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. It is clear sunny and 66º headed for 88º today.
hope you are all having a great day.



Hi Everyone.  It is another overcast morning and will be a mostly cloudy day.  It will keep the temperatures in the high 80's today.  Pat was not up to going out to eat yesterday so we just stayed home and had a quiet day.  I will have a pretty busy day, or at least morning, as plan on attending a meeting.  I also plan on stopping at Lowe's to check out the small freezers.  Since we only have one car now we have room in our garage.  The freezer in our refrigerator is upright and the shelves are narrow and it is a bit difficult to get some of the things out.  This would give us more options on buying frozen dinners from Schwan's and other places and not have to shop as often for frozen things.  I also need to stop at Aldi's for some fresh vegetables and a couple of other things.  Hopefully Pat will feel up to eating out later this afternoon.  That will be plenty for today. 

Shirley, one of the best computers that Pat has had was an HP I bought off the shelf at Walmart years ago.  I had Paint Shop Pro software many years ago but never did much with it as just am not artistic like many of you here are.  One of my coffee drinking friends form Georgia is an excellent wood worker.  However, this week he cut off three of his fingers and is in the hospital.  They are trying to reattach them but are not giving him much hope that they can save them.  It sounds like you all built a great house.  My Dad and grandfather built the house my grandparents had as their last home.  We had a kitchen stool at one time but Pat was afraid to sit on it.  She now has an office type chair that has height adjustments and is able to use that as it has arms on it and is easy to move around.  She often sits in it and watches what is on the stove. 

Jenny,  does your rollator fold up to fit behind behind the seat in the car? I am not very strong anymore and lifting something into and out of the truck is a problem for me.  I heard that about the two little girls and the mother. 

Jane, always nice to read you have gotten short lines. Did you have your session with the manager? 

June, great news about your new (old) desktop.  It was obvious that it has really brightened your spirits and hope today is a good one for you and your computer. 

Amy, is your area a big garlic growing area?  I also  have never heard of a garlic festival.

Lloyd, it sounds like you are in for a nice weather day that won't be too hot.  What is the status of your motor home?   


Good morning everyone, amother gloomy day here with possible thunderstorms later. Hope my grandson gets here before then.

LARRY  where my daughter lives now she  uses her iPad all the time. They both have to use their iPhones for all communications now. They are off the grid so are all self contained. The day they have the flu shots here they will also have the shingles shot and the pneumonia ones. I also have a doctor's apointment that day and hope to get home before they finish. I seldom have apointments 2 days in a row but on that tuesday I have a dentist appointment.  My daughter has the keyboard and uses a mouse, that would be my choice, too.

SHIRLEY  my first HP was the least expensive one at BJ's ( ;ole a cosco) but the hard drive had no space left so ordered this one and was almost $1,000. Waste of money. Think my grandson is tired of it, too.

Have to go grandson is here.

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Mary Ann

Gloria, I feel sorry every time you mention your computer problems.  I have had HPs for several years (I think this is my fourth, at least) and I know I didn't pay anywhere near $1,000 for any of them.  I have ordered directly from HP and read about the features, then ordered. 

Mary Ann


No rain yet..but not going to tempt it by hanging laundry out.
There were 48 vendors with lots  of garlic to choose from, one lady must have had 13 different kinds to pick from.

Ok Jane ,standing down wind :)
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


Well, in my cupboard, there's garlic salt and garlic powder.  In the fridge, there's a jar of chopped garlic and some garlic cloves.  I really can't imagine 20 or so more kinds of garlic!  Amazing!

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Jane, we love garlic, I have a shaker of pure garlic on the table that we use on just about everything. Have you tried garlic powder on hot buttered popcorn? YUMMY!~

Forgot to add David was telling me of the "bridge" mess in your it cleaned up now?
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


I use garlic on lots of things too.  Love it on popcorn with some parmesan cheese. 

Target date for finishing all the details of the bypass bridge is sometime in 2020 unless they've changed it.  It is a mess and I feel sorry for the truckers that have to use the detours.  This week a very large crane of some sort collapsed and everything shut down until the cleanup was completed.  I think the paper said it was hydraulic and the fluid made a REAL mess.  I hope David wasn't trying to get through at that time.  After spending a weekend waiting for a part for his truck then having to deal with that mess would have caused the air to turn a bit blue around me!

I have to make a quick trip to the  store before I can make supper.  I missed on ingredient on the recipe and it's essential and can't be switched to something I already have.  Maybe, I'll wait and pick it up on my way home from church tomorrow.  I'll already be out running around then and it just started to pour again.  I think I have a very good reason for staying home and eating from the freezer tonight.

Well, that's decided!

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June Drabek

Janie girl, you said, " Love and be loved! "Those words, to me, describe our family here perfectly, and also my "family" here at Rowntree Gardens.I am doubly Blessed.

It is surprising how much I have forgotten how to do on my imac.It is slowly coming back,but I think my age is getting a bit of a problem too. Lots of dizzyness and light headed- ness I am not complaining...just facing the facts.

Amy, I can bring up the song of the loon, but typing it in on
Google. It truly is a lonely sound but still beautiful . I enjoy it with you.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Sandy:  I hope you find the perfect rollator - the two ideas mentioned I would think would be great - larger wheels or all terrain, and a seat built, oh the third one is it should be light enough to lift in and out of a car & up stairs.  Best wishes for your choice. 

Jenny:  You two must have signed on to be grandsitters on demand.  Good for you.  Yes, the family murdered has to be one of the worst stories lately - such a evil person. 

We watched the sky looking fierce a few hours ago and we did get a little rain so now the weather looks like it is still heading east.  I made the 6th. meal in an Instant Pot and it went well.  The pressure cooker is great at tenderizing meat.  I like to make soups and this will be nice plus making more vegetarian dishes too. 

June:  Best wishes for you - sorry about your being light headed.  Are you drinking lots of water?  Take care. 


LARRY, I can put my rollator in the car behind my seat or lift it into the back of the car.....I won’t tell you it is easy for me, but I can do it.  Folding it in and out is very easy to do.  I like it because it is easy to walk with and you stand up leaning over like I see so many people doing.  The large wheels are the best I have ever used.....they just roll over any surface with no problem.  I feel it is lighter than the one that my Dad’s Friend Diane uses....I really had to struggle to get hers folded, and lifted. 

JUNE, SO HAPPY you have a MAC back.....I hope this helps you to put a smile back on your beautiful face, dear friend❣️

Bob got up with a very sore ankle this morning.  He can hardly put any weight on it.  He is not aware of doing anything to it...
thought about gout, but before it has always been in his  big toe.  He soaked it in Epsome Salts, (SHIRLEY), and he says it is feeling better.  I have his leg elevated and he is watching football..... time w8ll tell. 

We were to go watch Grandson Matthews tennis match in a bit, but guess that is out for today. 

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Saturday.



Jenny, Cas would wrap his wrist with the Epsom salt small towel, put a grocery plastic bag over it & wrap the heat pad around that & watch TV for a couple hours.... next morning his wrist was cured & he could play golf.  I didn't have to suggest it after that first time it worked so well.  Not sure it would help if gout, but probably he just twisted it, so easy to do the older we get.... & don't even know at the time.  Hugs to you both.  Did I mention that "the boys" are wanting to go back to close up the campgrounds?  Youngest found they are locking them the 15th instead of the 25th like last year.  I would think the small towns around would be screaming "foul" since that is near peak season for aspen color and must be a great boost to the economy.  We buy groceries, gas & all those other things we really didn't need... plus fast food every time we go into town. Too bad the politicians chose to lease OUR campgrounds to people that only pay pennies of "profit" for their use. How can they show profit when they put locked gates across the entrances?!!!  Off my soapbox.  Must get ready for bed but have cats to feed first.  Sweet dreams & God Bless, as Hal used to say.  Shirley

roley George Washinton's ancestral home, Sulgrove Mamor. Hope you find this interesting.


Thanks Roley.  Where have you been?  :)