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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 November 1, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, November 01, 2018, 03:06:09 am

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"I am hungary."

"Maybe you should czech the fridge."

"I'm russian to the kitchen."

"Is there any turkey?"

"We have some, but it's covered in greece"

"ew, there's norway I'd eat that!"


A child asked his father, "How were people born?"

So his father said, "Adam and Eve made babies, then their babies became adults and made babies, and so on."

The child then went to his mother, asked her the same question and she told him, "We were monkeys then we evolved to become like we are now."

The child ran back to his father and said, "You lied to me!"

His father replied, "No, your mom was talking about her side of the family."


Q. A man is washing windows on the 25th floor of an apartment building. Suddenly, he slips and falls. He has nothing to cushion his fall, and no safety equipmentâ€"but he doesn't get hurt. How is this possible?

Your answer?

Lloyd Hammond

so_P_bubble thanks for the new page and the funnies. Nancy and I are in Oklahoma In a truck stop. I wok up the noise of a truck parked next to us with a load of I got up and came on line. he has left so I am going back to bed for about 3 more hours an try for some more of JaneS zzzes.  see you all later today. It is 2:56 am our tine CST.



So, Bubble, was he on the inside?  Love the graphics & funnies.

This time of year always makes me melancholy, your graphics reminds me one of the reasons.... during WWII, when my brother was in the German POW camp, I'd catch Mother working in a room by herself, crying silently.  Later in life this would be the same period, from Sept., when he was shot down & she went to the hospital for a pacemaker & doctor punctured her lung, until she died, Nov. 25, that all of us took turns, sitting by her bed, day & night, in the hospital, so she wouldn't die alone.  The brother that was released from the POW camp at the end of the war, died about a year after Mother. 

Right after he died his wife called my youngest brother to tell him (middle of the night), he called the other brother that lived about an hour away and they decided to wait until morning before calling my sister and me, and telling Dad. Problem with that was my father had a vision at the exact time, that Mother was reaching out to him saying, "everything will be okay, I will handle it"...  Dad thought she meant that he was going to die that night. 

He called my youngest brother and said he'd better come right over, he thought something was wrong, didn't tell him about the vision.  The brothers rushed to Dad's house after letting my sister know, she lived less than 30 miles away, I live about 5 hours away. When they told Dad about the oldest son's death, the others had a grin to themselves, that Dad seemed relieved that the vision was not about Mom taking care of him, but their first born. Dad lived several more years, died at 95.

Lloyd, I woke up about same time as you, a cat wanting to go outside. I've never stayed in a truck stop overnight, most of the truckers will leave generators running all night, so I've been told.  Enjoy the drive.... I still don't know what my gas mileage is, don't think I want to know, but "she can sure drink a lot".  ::)  My daughter drove across MO yesterday (from Wichita) and called to say the trees are gorgeous. Safe travels. Been sitting here thinking too long, back to bed for more of those zzzzzzzs.  It's 4:19 my time (central).


Good Morning Everyfriend!  BUBBLE, he was either inside as SHIRLEY said or he was on the balcony outside.  Either way, he was safe.

Today is the day of the INSULATION!  I woke up with a feeling that something good was about to happen and that must be it.  I got all the junk around the "drip" out safely.  I didn't have to carry any of it down the ladder...just dropped it on the floor so I still had my hands to hang on coming down.  And I placed my feet very carefully!

My daily "todo" lists are getting longer and longer but I've noticed that some pretty big items are being crossed off.  I'm not going to panic yet.  I've decided that Saturday is fruit cake day and once that's done and aging, I'll heave a sigh of relief.  Then I'll gather my wits and start the candy.  I'm all set up to spread pb saltines while I watch the Christmas movies.  Incentive, I guess. 

Better go get dressed so I can get my day started.

SHIRLEY, I pray this November brings you something to celebrate...ANDY'S RECOVERY!

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Good morning everyone..
Yesterday was not a good day for Golden girl, she had a lot of trouble breahing. Today all four of us are off for a 10:30 appointment at the vets, I am not sure if all 4  will be coming back.If there is anything the vet can do to help her ok, if not then I won't see her suffer.. You all have been in this postition and know how ones feels.

Going to make this short as I need to do a few things frst.

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


AMY, praying for you and for Golden Girl.  I wish her the best for HER!

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Hi Everyone. We are predicted to have a partly cloudy day with a high of 81 degrees.  This is going to be a long day as I woke up around 2:30 and was never able to go back to sleep.  About 5:30 I decided to get up and get my day started.  I will pick up my friend and we will go to coffee downtown this morning.  Then, as far as I know, we will go for our main meal around 1 pm at the Honey From the Rock Restaurant since we didn't go yesterday due to a change in plans.  Pat and I went to Chick-fil-A for a late meal around 4 pm yesterday. 

Mary Ann, I think Scott is finally getting serious about finding another job.  He has lots of experience but I know his age has now become a factor.  However, he plans on working at least 12 more years and in today's work environment it seems most people change jobs pretty often.  It is not like when you and I worked with the same employer throughout our work lives.  I am pretty certain that you do not have fiber optic cable as this is a fairly new technology. 

Jane, this is the day you have been waiting for and hope the insulation guy is good to his word and does your work this afternoon.  I am glad to see your work in the attic was safe for you and a good idea to not try to hold onto the container while on the ladder. 

Jenny, you must be a good window washer if you had no streaks.  Our outside windows got a good washing with the power washing a couple of days ago.  You must be among the rare group who do not like chocolate. 

Amy, I don't remember we ever had more than a neighborhood child or two come to our farm house as I was growing up. All of the houses were at least a mile apart.  The kids would go into our little town where everyone knew everyone else to treat or treat.  I know this may be a very sad day for you and your husband and your other dog.  I know it was not an easy experience when we lost our dog and later the cat. 

Lloyd, glad to see you and Nancy have "hit the road".  Glad you have good Internet with the hot spot.  I hope you have better weather to drive in today.  I guess the noise could be a problem with spending the night in a truck stop. 

June, glad you were up to attending Gary's Bible study. 

Bubble, thanks for starting us off with a new page for a new month.  Those were nice graphics you posted. A cleaver play on words with the countries in the little story.  Was the man washing the windows inside on the 25th floor or on a balcony?

Shirley, what a sad situation with your poor mother and brother.  I know that brought a lot of heart ache.     


Good morning everyone, 30 degrees warmer this morning that yesterday at this time. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny one and today will be sunny and warmer. Then the rain returns again. seems for every sunny day we get we have 2 of rain, getting tiresome. I have read the posts but not up to sitting here replying.
Have a good day.

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You are very clever Shirley, JaneS, Larry! Gold medal to all: he was inside of course.

Mary Ann

November 01, 2018, 09:44:56 am #14 Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 09:46:34 am by Mary Ann
Hugs to you, Shirley, for the memories of your family.  I've mentioned that fall is a sad time for me in a way because I've had several family members die from September to December and yesterday was the anniversary of my mother's death - 77 years ago.  I know how you feel on those anniversary days.

Amy, hugs also to you and Golden girl.  I know how you feel too and I remember after our dog died, if anyone said a nice word to me at work, tears came to my eyes.  With an indoor cat now, I am hoping he will outlive me and he can cry instead. 

We had no visitors last night, in fact, I didn't hear any kids at all.  I think it is because we live near a busy road and parents don't want their children crossing it.  I didn't hear of any organized activity, but there may have been some.  Just not close. 

Today looks rather overcast but it isn't raining.  There is a lot of rain south of us in northern Indiana and I hope it stays there.

Mary Ann


X   Marking my spot in the new Soda Shoppe.   Prayers for those friends and pets experiencing health or emotional issues.

June Drabek

Bubble, you sure posted some cute jokes and I loved the soldier placing the flag on a grave. I would say the window washer was washing the window on the inside, so he only fell to the floor. Correct ?

Bad day for far...woke at 4 a.m., stomach not happy, so lay awake till after my medicine girl came and left, the later dozed off and on.  At our last dining room meeting I met the main Chef, Chewey. I mentioned at the meeting I missed having pork ribs and sour Kraut. Two days later he met me outside and said what I missed would be on this weeks menu. So. for supper tonight that is what will be served, and I still feel lousy...weak, sleepy, tired. But I will still have my sour kraut and pork ribs. I will order it sent to my room,and if I don't feel like eating it today, I will tuck it in the fridge for tomorrow. Or, if God decides to send me downstairs for supper, I will follow His instructions. Who knows ? I still have to have some sort of lunch here at home.

Llfe always has a surprise for us. Keeps us from getting bored, for sure. Hugs and love, till later. June

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


I, for one, don't need any more surprises.  I've had my fill of them this past few months and especially today.

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Amy, I've thought of you off & on all day.  No easy way to deal with giving up a fur baby, and I think you'd have been back of you had good news. Hugs for you tonight, and your husband, I'm thinking you have a heavy heart tonight. 

Jane, what surprise came up today???  Do hope nobody fell through the ceiling. 

June, hope tomorrow is a better day.  Sorry about the upset/unhappy tummy.  I haven't had sauerkraut in ages.... my spell checker kept dinging at me until I went to Google to see how THEY WANTED me to spell it... >:(  .... When we used to have a sore in our tongue  Mother would open a can of Frank's kraut & have us eat some pinches of it cold... & the sore would be gone next day.   If it was on the gum she mixed up salt & soda & have us wet a finger, dip in the mixture & pat on... again, be gone the next day.  She had a home remedy for everything & would be at our side, day & night, to help.

An early night for me, cats fed but bet they will show up for more before I turn out the lights.  Word is that Andy is doing okay, they think he might get to come home in the next day or so, but when I saw him yesterday he looked totally out of it.  He had just finished with physical therapy & they were giving him pain pills to make up for it.  By the time I saw him half an hour later (I took his wife to lunch)... he was sleeping or had his eyes closed & I came on home. I hope they keep him over the week end but "they'll do what they need, since beds are full."  Thanks again for your prayers. 

Mary Ann, just about every year my daughter & I will remind each other of why we feel sad... she felt so close to my mother (& my mother really did have a special place in her heart for my daughter).  Once I give way to the why of my sadness, I'm okay & deal with it.  My mother was not ready to die and my father was... that's the difference between my grieving for them.

Larry, I hope your son finds a job to make him happy & satisfied.  My gr-son was saying this week that he is checking on a job that will pay him to continue past his Bio-Med Engineering degree, & do research for them,  He is excited and hopes it works out. The company he interned with during college has not kept their promises so he has been working 2 jobs to make ends meet.  He has spent a lot of time with his father at the hospital.... and you can tell he loves being in that atmosphere.  You're right about how people used to work for the same company "forever"... my father worked for Missouri Pacific RR for more than 50 years. He first started as a real young child because his father was the telegrapher.. and then the oldest 3 sons were sent to auto school in Kansas City, their father was determined his kids had the latest training or education available.... even though there was only 8 years of school in the little town where they lived.  Nice to have "the kids" doing well in their lives.  Good luck to your son.

Sweet dreams to all.... special hugs to you, Amy.

Lloyd Hammond

well we are In newmexico not sure where we found another truck stop and pulled in. Had a good meal Nancy had enshalots and I had a great Mexican combination dinner. now we are going to bed, Nancy is already. not sure this such of a good ideal. Nancy left leg is swollen to twice normal and she has some all the time, we are going to make it to flagstaff tomorrow and get to see the twin girls ( great grands) now 3 years old. and we have only seen them in Pictures so far. may stay there tomorrow night and go on to page next day.
we have more time than money. good night and sweet dreams. do not know what time it is this Laptop says 8:54 PM and my cell phone say 7:54 PM.



SHIRLEY, (and anyone else who's interested).  There's NO insulation in my attic.  The two guys who came to do it were very thorough.  They checked out the attic and discovered two bare electrical wires (thanks to the squirrels, they thought) and the older guy said, "I wouldn't want to cover THAT with insulation." He added that he's not qualified to repair it and that I should call a qualified electrician.  After they left, I bawled for a while, then I worked very hard, then I answered my daughter's text asking if the insulation guy showed up.  Then I call the electrician whose number she gave me.

Now I'm in "wait" mode again.  I got a recorded message from the electrician.  I don't think there is a business in existance any more that actually answers their phone. 

At least, the waiting time isn't cold.  The weather got to the low 60s today and was pretty nice after the night of rain.

I did supper for the doggies and me then I took an (unintended nap) and then I mixed the centers for the Peanut Butter Cups. 

Now, I'm done for the day and off to bed.  I wish you all a good night and a better tomorrow!

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Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS Be pashaint keep wringing there bells until you get things in order.
reamber you have more time than money. I know this is true, Because you are still working not for your health. but relax and take it easy as you friends tell me. Have a good day I will ck in again in another truck stop to see if you are behaving.



I'm up and attem!  I put away the stuff from mixing the pb centers and then I laid out the stuff to mix the coconut centers when I come home this afternoon...or later in the day.

LLOYD, thanks for the good advice.  I'm taking it and I'm just not going to worry about what doesn't get done.  I'm going to focus on what does get done.  If the electrician doesn't call me today, I'll call him back and if I have to leave another message, so be it!  I'll leave messages until he gets so sick of me he calls me just to get rid of me.

Saturday is fruit cake day no matter what.  It will be baked and set to age before I go to bed Saturday night and that's that!

I slept pretty well and God' answer to my prayer about no insulation for protection was to send Indian Summer this week.  All week the highs are predicted to be into the low 60s so I'm not going to freeze to death while I wait for the electrician and the insulation!  Prayers ARE answered.  We just have to learn to recognize the answers.

I'll be off to WM to greet my public today.  Wish me smiles and short counters.  I wish you all a good day filled with whatever makes you happy!

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Hi Everyone. Yesterday we had a cloudy day and then a rainy evening.  This morning is still overcast but 65 degrees.  I see we have a 100% chance of thunderstorms this afternoon so a good day to stay home, which I plan to do.  I did have a very good night's sleep last night but am not feeling up to par this morning as short of breath the feeling exhausted. This is the morning for our housekeeper who will be here in a little while.  Our plans to eat at Honey From the Rock did not happen and we had leftovers for our dinner last evening. I did go downtown to coffee yesterday. 

Gloria, like you we had a couple of nice sunny days and now are again having a couple of rainy days.  However, the temperature is nice this morning. 

Bubble, that may be about the first time I was able to get the answer for the riddle as I am terrible at those type of things. 

June, sorry that you were not feeling very good yesterday and sure hope you don't have to miss out on your pork ribs and sauerkraut.  I don't think I have ever had that combination.  Each day is an adventure in this life, some days better than others. 

Shirley, I never heard about having cold kraut to deal with a sore tongue.  It is hard to beat those old home remedies and people were more self-sufficient years ago than many seem to be now. Glad to hear that Andy is doing well.  The insurance company is probably pushing for them to get him released from the hospital.  I am sure he will be happy to get home. I hope the job works out for your grandson.  Are you saying they would pay for more schooling for him. 

Lloyd, how exciting that you will get to finally met the twin great grands. 

Jane, so sorry you were disappointed in not getting the insulation in but finding the exposed wires may be a blessing if it prevents losing your home to a fire.  Squirrels can do so much damage.  I experienced something similar years ago in a house where we could hear the varmints scurrying around in the attic and gnawing on the wires.  Squirrels also damaged my roof causing a water leak.     

Mary Ann

Jane, I hope your bare wires can be repaired soon so your insulation can be put in.

Since Amy hasn't posted, I fear the worst for Golden Girl. 

Lloyd, if Nancy's legs are swelling, she should get out and walk a bit and if that doesn't help, she should see a doctor - quick!  I'm glad you finally are in Arizona and on the way on your trip. 

Larry, while I usually have had hot dogs with my sauerkraut, my mother used to fix pork chops with it and they were so good.  Maybe I'll have to order some of each for a meal one of these days.  I hope June was able to eat them instead of having to postpone eating them.

Mary Ann


Amy:  If you check in - Hugs to you! 

Lloyd:  I hope Nancy's leg is healing - hopefully, she can sit and raise it up before you are driving on.  What a wonderful visit for you two - be sure and take lots of pictures. 

I will pass on the sauerkraut and instead invite you to eat some Swedish dishes that will curl your toes.  Not exactly delicate fish. 

Jane:  It is a blessing that someone found the bare wires - I do hope you can find a friend or at least a reasonable electrician.  I am sorry for this stress. 


Hi everyone...

As you might have guessed, it wasn't a good day yesterday but Golden girl is not suffering now. I could deal with helping her up when her hind end gave out but then her breathing was effected.  The long drive up was with some optimism that maybe the vet could give her something.....and the drive back was very quiet.

Shirley, thank you for your thoughts a hugs. ,,and yes heavy hearts still prevail Even Babe keeps looking for her friend.

Jane, thank you and yes, what was done was for her....
I have to say this was good timing on your part on the insulation. If you hadn't put this into motion you might have had a bigger problem. God was looking out for you!!

Mary Ann, I am not moving very fast today and you are right. I do know it was the right thing to do for her.

Carol, thank you for the hugs..they always make things much better.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

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

Mary Ann

Amy, hugs to you and your family - and Babe.

Mary Ann


Aw, Amy, I had to take off my glasses because of tears in my eyes.... Not for Golden, I'm sure she isn't suffering but can't say, "in a better place" because she had the best of best homes ever, with you.  In my world she will be waiting when your turn comes, to make sure you aren't lonely until everyone you love is with you.  My thoughts on Heaven get complicated because whether everyone is with us or not, when in Heaven we can still hug the people we love. It is the people we leave behind that my tears are for.  :smitten:  Poor Babe, I think animals understand better than we do.  When LaurenKat discovered Cas in his bed she knew and never returned to that room as long as she lived. Hugs for you & your loved ones.

June Drabek

Amy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.until the past two years, I always had pets and I still miss one in particular. Petey was a part of me. Babe will need your help, I'm sure, and helping Babe will help you. God be with you and give you strength to accept. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.