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Soda Shoppe ~ March 29

Started by Pat, March 29, 2016, 01:19:03 pm

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 :smitten: Thank you June.  I'm glad I had some email addresses also.  I've had some very nice conversations with some of our friends and some decided to continue the email contact. 

I've had a very busy day and I'm all in but my shoe strings and I think they might even be on the way in!  I'm off to bed so I will bid you...

Good Night Everyfriend!  Sleep peacefully and if you have a word with the Man upstairs, thank him for the presence of Pat Scott and our diligent Oldiesman (Michael) for getting us all together again.  They could have just thrown up their hands, said OH WELL and let us drift.  But they persevered!  And here we are!  Thank you God for giving them to us and Thank you Pat and Michael for your diligence on our behalf.  YOU DA BEST!

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Janie, can I add my "ditto" to your post. 

This like a big homecoming and seeing everyone again. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Nite, nite, Sweet Dreams and God Bless


Jane said it all!

Welcome, Andie - and a Big "Oklahoma Hello" to Everyfriend.

May each of you sleep well and have pleasant dreams.


My heart nearly stopped when I tried to get in this morning about 5:30.... same old "Sorry" page & I went into the kitchen in deep depression.. :'(  ... Here it is 8:05 and all's well.  Thank you, one more time, Michael!

We're expecting T-storms today, but not as bad as in MO.  Yesterday was another trip to the tire doctor for the RV.  All tires (6 on the ground & spare) are okay after a new valve extender put on yesterday... when the guy put the new tire I bought because it was flat in the driveway (inside rear), he put a "normal" valve core on, guess that's all he had on his truck, was house call that took 2 days.  Had to come take the "old-new" one off & bought a new (these are Michelin tires so not cheap) & throw away the original spare that only made one trip to St.Louis.  Sad story, huh? It is never anyone's fault but I get stuck with the bill.  :tickedoff:   

Want to take a run to Cheyenne Bottoms, large wetland where migrating birds stop.  Been in KS for about 55 years & always knew about it because my photographer brother had absolutely gorgeous photos, dawn & dusk, that he took back in the old days.  I won't get a chance for those dawn or dusk photos this time but will map the route for next trip.  Kind of "iffy" weather today so may have to wait until tomorrow, got to road test these tires.

Hope everyFriend has a great day, God Bless All..  Shirley


It looks like we had a bit of a glitch this morning but here we are all safe and sound again.  I slept well and I slept in until 7:30 this morning.  I feel rested and ready!  So watch out!

I hope everyfriend has a good day today.  I'll be back later to see what everyfriend has been up to.  Right now, I need my second cup of coffee and I need to get dressed before I get caught in my jammies with my hair all "anyhow". 

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I slept late, too, Jane.  I was really tired last night from all the brain activity of yesterday trying to learn and navigate through the new S&F.  Thinking always wears me out!   :idiot2:

It is great to see all of the everyfriends showing up but I'm worried about Joan. 


March 30, 2016, 09:47:13 am #36 Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 09:56:05 am by larryhanna
Hi everyone on another beautiful Spring morning here in South Carolina and we expect to get to 73 this afternoon.  Yesterday was a beautiful, low humidity and sunny day here.  Pat and I decided on a late lunch/early dinner out and we went to one of our favorite Mexican Restaurants for a good meal.  We stopped at Kroger's on the way home as Pat had a few items to get there.  The main activity for today will be going to dinner at the church and getting to spend sometime later this afternoon and evening with Scott, which is always a highlight of our week. 

Andie, congrats on that new bundle of joy for your family.  Great grandchildren are wonderful. 

June, know you are looking forward to the Bible study with Gary and then your new doctor appointment.  I can almost guarantee your new doctor will appreciate that brief summary of your medical history.  I have used a document that shows all my medications and dosages, allergies, and one or two lines of description of the significant medical events in my life. I never would remember all of that off of my head especially dates.

Phyllis, I was in email contact with Joan yesterday and she didn't mention any problems so hopefully she is all right.

For those of you who participate in Norm's Bait and Tackle discussion I see it is now open and here is the new link that is under the General Discussion Category:  http://www.seniorsandfriends.org/index.php?board=1.0

Mary Ann

Larry, thanks for the link to Norm's Bait & Tackle.  When I was there this morning, Dapphne/Sandy had been the only one who had posted and I follwed soon after. 

It's a beautiful day so far in Grand Rapids.  Cooler than your area, but with the sun shining, things will warm up.  It is 44 degrees now at 10 am.

Mary Ann


Good Morning Everyone!
Just noticed we have new emoticons (is that the right word and spelling?)

We have a wet morning, forecasting some t-storms this afternoon.  Right now just a light rain falling.  But it is warm out so not to bad.  My yard guy was suppose to have come today, but guess he will come tomorrow.  Certainly too wet out to cut grass.

Hope everyone has a great day.


Good morning.....so good to see more of our friends are finding their way here.

Enjoy your Wednesday, EVERYFRIEND.



Good morning everyone. :smitten:

I got in!!!! Gosh I have missed you all!!! Hope everyone had a nice Easter .

Just marking my spot for 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


What a joyful reunion this is! It is wonderful  to see you all


Wheres Joanie?   Hope she makes it back.
I'm hungry and no breakfast is being served.


Good to see you Amy!  Glad you made it!

I've done a bit of "putzing" since I visited here earlier.  For the uninitiated, that's the same as doing "stuff" only slower and with more deviations.  I do have the dishwasher running because I can put the dishes away this afternoon while Kiran occupies the computer chair. 

It's a bright sunshiny day here, too but not very warm yet.  It's 45º right now and supposed to hit 57 before going down.  The net two days, the prediction is for temps in the 70s.  I can live with that.  In fact, I wouldn't mind a whole summer between 70 and 80.  Now I'm starting to sound like my father!

I wonder if Lloyd is out there somewhere?  Has anyone heard from him?

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Quote from: JaneS on March 30, 2016, 11:26:58 am
Good to see you Amy!  Glad you made it!

I've done a bit of "putzing" since I visited here earlier.  For the uninitiated, that's the same as doing "stuff" only slower and with more deviations. .................
Sure --- some people still "Putz".  :2funny:
     My son went into a hardware store and in the process of checking out the cashier asked what he was up to lately. He said "just putzing around".  She responded with "Gee, there are still people out there putzing".  It's gotten to be a bit of a joke around our group.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Hal, are you sending the storms up here or are we sending them down to you :)

Just rain so far but storms this afternoon.  It's Wednesday and they are now calling it "Hail Wednesday".  The last two Wednesdays have cost over a Billion dollars in damages from hail in North Texas.  So far, we've only gotten quarter or pea size, not the golf ball, tennis ball or even baseball size they have gotten north of us. More hail is predicted for later today.


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Redbud, "they" say we wont get the nasty stuff here, it is going to stay in your area and move on East.  Just possible thunder with our rain this afternoon and then two fronts coming behind to clear out the moisture and suppose to be nice the rest of the week.  But you know how "they" are, not very reliable.

June Drabek

Good, Good, Good Morning all…….what a joy it is to come in and find most all of you here.

Janie, I had contacted Lloyd with the message from Pat. He wrote back that he could not get in, so I emailed his message to Jeanne Lee, as I knew I would not be able to help him…with me, I need all the help I can get, and it was given to me.

Larry, my mind works so slowly now, I thought it best to give the doctor the vital info. on paper. When I moved in they took all kinds of info at that time, so I may be repeating, but at least I won't have to sit there like a "DUH".

Hal, has your area caught up on the needed amount of rainfall yet ? We haven't. El Nino didn't show up and our rainy season is over now till winter time comes again. Maybe God will gives us a miracle of a semi flood.

Hi Jenny Sweetie. Hope the family is all faring well now.

Amy, Cheers !!!!!! Isn't it thrilling to be "oned" again ?

Don, YES!!! It is like Christmas again, without all the paper and ribbons. I am SO grateful to Pat, her husband and our guru Oldiesman.  YAY !!!!!!!

Hal, I too am concerned about our Joan (Bis, to me). I have said a prayer.
As long as we are here, let's dance.


Good afternoon, just a little passed 12. on a beautiful coll sunny day, no wind. Yesterday was awful with wind gust to 50mi.

June, I am so happy to see you post, and good luck with your doctor's visit.  Yes, I did teach line danceing for quite a few years, here at the club house, at another  houseing unit and at the Senior Center, right till 3 years ago, when my breathing and my back put me down.  Yes I always like NY,NY ww had one man who had a top hat and cane.  the other monrning I was listening to my favorite station WLNG, and they play Cab Driver, I was even moving my legs in bed ;D That was one of the first dances I learned.

Redbud, I hope you did not get any bad storms.

Gloria, I never tried to put my old name in, I just thought they would not take it, guess that was dumb. the deAngel came from my maiden name DeAngelis.         Gloria de

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Jeanne Lee

June, I haven't received anything from you or from Lloyd.

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March 30, 2016, 02:00:42 pm #50 Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 02:12:16 pm by JoanFL
Good Wednesday morning, Everyfriend.   There's omelets to accompany your coffee :cup: or tea :kettle:. I wish everyone a pleasant day!!



Little Johnny was eating breakfast one morning and got to wondering about things. "Mommy, why has Daddy got so few hairs on his head?" he asked his mother.

"He thinks a lot," replied his mother, pleased with herself for coming up with a good answer to her husband's baldness.

"So why do YOU have so much hair?" Little Johnny asks.

"Go eat your breakfast!" snarled his mother.

Food For Thought

Twinkle, Twinkle little Dream"
by Bob Perks

I am a star gazer.  Always have been.

I am a dream chaser, too.

I submit to you this observation...they are one in the same.

I was never aware that there are actually five verses to the following nursery rhyme, nor the name of the poet responsible for writing this.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
By  Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveler in the dark
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
How could he see where to go,
If you did not twinkle so?

In the dark blue sky you keep,
Often through my curtains peep
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark
Lights the traveler in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.


Thought of the Day

“Be the type of person that not only turns heads, but turns souls as well.”

~ Author Unknown

:banana:     :banana:     :banana:

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Better late than never.  I have some work to do since the emoticons got changed.

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June Drabek

Jeanne, this is what I had sent to you. My computer shows that it was sent, but where it went I have no idea.

Jeanne, I just received this from Lloyd. Can you help him ? He posts on Soda Shoppe.   bluweb37@gmail.com

he wrote:
well the sight may be up and running but it says i do not exsit ? I have always  been Lloyd Hammond

On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM, Drabek Marjory <june901997@gmail.com> wrote:
Lloyd, we are up and running again. You just have to re-register.
As long as we are here, let's dance.

Jeanne Lee

What email address did you use for me, June?  But don't worry, I'll see what I can do for Lloyd.  I'd sure hate to think we might lose him.

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Good afternoon. Could not get in this morning so did some chores. Glad I am here now.

JEANNE  the font is bigger now. Yesterday it was really small so did the control and turned the wheel on the mouse forward.

OLDIESMAN  thanks for increasing font size.

ANDIE  congratulations on the new great granddaughter. Hope now you have posted here once you will continue to do so.  You know we are a friendly group and welcome everyone.

JUNE  hope you like your new doctor.

JANE  I have several email addresses of our “family” members. Nice keeping in touch. Love the end of your post. I feel the same way.

HAL  howdy.

SHIRLEY  we all felt the same after a few days of being deprived of our S&F. Hope you have no more tire problems with the RV. Goodness you have had more than enough problems with it.

JANE  I was rudely awakened this morning with the sand sweeper cleaning the sand from the parking lot. Then I knew it was coming because everyone had to move their cars from the from row yesterday.

PHYLLIS  I have wondered why Joan has not posted yet.  I hope she is OK.

LARRY  hello.

HAL  yard workers are here cleaning up the winter mess.  The do a great job but start too early for many of us here.

JENNY  glad you made it.

AMY  glad you made it in.

DON  great seeing you made it.

GLORIA De  same weather here. I was outside and walked several times around the parking lot. Felt great with no winds. Well seems like my old Glor31 was not liked so tried Gloria and that worked.

JOAN  Welcome back. Worried when we didn't see you yesterday. Love the Hair. Will have to send that to my daughter and SIL. Thanks to Bob Perks I now know there is more than the one verse of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Thank you for the omelets and today's goodies. Really missed them and you.

JUNE  JEANNE  it doesn't seem right to not have Lloyd here.

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Gloria,   yes, it is nice to have the site back up again.   I like your new picture.   Your smile is beautiful !   I don't think you were smiling in your "old " one.

Hi, Joan.  So happy to see you and your great breakfast and little special messages.

Thank you for getting back in touch with me and letting me know what was going on.  Took me a while to find you on FB.  LOL

Pretty sunny day, but still windy and chilly.   Monday is Opening Day for the Oriole' Baseball Season and there is a possibility of some snow flurries. So much for SPRING !!!!

Have a good afternoon.




Joy--So glad you made it back.  Snow on opening day wouldn't be very nice.

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Good afternoon  :)  I'm kinda late stopping by, so I'll just pour myself another cup of coffee and sit over here by the window and take it easy.  It is great to see all y'all coming in and getting settled once again. 

Joan I can only imagine how busy you and the other moderators are getting everything back to (as nearly as possible) normal.  I certainly appreciate all that you do to keep us comfortable -- and for the daily menu here in the Soda Shoppe.   :smitten:
Jane, on Oregon's south coast
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Hi Jane.  It's nice to hear from you.

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