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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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Good morning everyone. Finally a sunny day here. Rain and more rain lately with a lot of wind. We lost power Friday/Saturday. I woke early in the morning and it was too quiet and it was very dark. Power was out for 7 hours. Yesterday it cleared in the early afternoon and the temperature went up to 71. Now it is only 37. With all the rain there is now a lot of bare trees. Just something else on this lemon this morning, cannot get the degrees sign after the numbers. Wonder what next.

SHIRLEY  I recently read an article that some doctors are saying that Grandmothers old remedies really work better than the chemical  ones used these days. Took science a lot of years to wake up. My Mother had some remedys she learned from her Grandmother who was a full blooded Native American. These days seems like everyone runs to a doctor for every thing. I pray Andy he ts well enough to go home soon but not too soon that  he has t o go back to the hospital. Sad that the therapy has him in so much pain they have to give him pain pills to overcome the pain.

LLOYD  my oldest son and DIL will be going to Flagstaff this week, They went to visit my daughter outside of Kingman, Az. and they sure have been busy the last few days. One trip to the Hoover Dam and will be going to the Grand Canyon and a train ride near Verde Valley. My SIL cannot enjoy a vacation unless a train is in there someplace. My daughter and SIL will be worn out when my son and DIL leave there and come home.

JANE  I am tired of all the rain we have been having. Just saw the forecast and looks like this coming week we have 1 nice day and then 2 days of rain for the week.

LARRY  seems like we have been having more rainy days than sunny ones for much too long.

AMY  so sorry about Golden Girl, I know how you feel, been there. My son's last dog I always called my Shadow. Every time I drove into their yard she would come running to my door and could hardly wait for me to open it. She would try to get up in my lap while I was still behind the wheel and talking to me so it was hard getting out. When I helped him at the apple stand near the road she stayed near me. She was Australian shepherd and I guess I was her family member or something. We knew her health was fading and when my DIL took her to the vet the last time t o be put to sleep she did not tell me till it was over. I cried for a long time after she told me. Hugs for both of you and Babe, too.

JANE  I remember when I had  a bird feeder where I lived on the second floor, I s tarted seeing a squirrel there and wondered how it got there, I finally saw what it was doing to get there. It would get on the railing of my porch and jump up to it, just about getting the edge of the feeder.

LLOYD  when driving for a long distance my SIL will stop ever 2 hours or so and get out and walk around for awhile. Good idea.

SHIRLEY I could picture Red Skelton at the end of his TV shows with that God Bless. He had a good show.

AMY  will watch your link when I finish here. I remember teaching our groups that song many years ago. That one and Make new Friend but keep the Old. One is Silver and one is Gold. I love the look of snow and always loved being outside in it.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to Amy's photo.

AMY what a beautiful pup GG was and I bet she was a beauty all her life.

LARRY  only clock I did not change is my alarm clock. Have to get the book out to check how to do it.

Have a good day everyone.

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I went to church and stayed for coffee hour and a visit with friends.  Then I stopped at the store on the way home and got the rest of the crackers that I need to do for Christmas.  That's on my agenda for this week.  I'm going to get as many of them spread and dipped and packed as I can manage.

I have an appointment with the Orthopedist on Tuesday morning, work Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.  Then my friend and I are going to the movies on Tuesday EARLY afternoon and I'm going to dinner with former Pennsylvania House employees (ladies only) on Monday evening.  Doesn't leave a lot of time.

The tree guys ran into dark before they got finished last night and will be back Monday morning...if it doesn't rain which iit is supposed to do.

AMY, Golden Girl is a BEAUTY!  But you already know that!

LARRY, what I make is one BATCH of my Mother's Fruit Cake Recipe.  It amounts to about 14 pounds.  She always made hers in pounds and half pounds.  I make them in much smaller pans and when I wrap them they look all Christmasy.  After my parents were both gone, so many people said that they missed Mom's fruit cake that I made it one year, wrapped it and put them all in a Christmasy basket with a sign telling them that it was the "St. Andrew's recipe" and if they liked it and wanted one, help themselves.  I added that if they felt an obligation to "pay back" they could make a donation to our Outreach Fund.  This is something that helps people locally if they need help.  It went over so big that I've been doing it for almost 20 years.  It makes me feel good, gives others something to enjoy and ends up helping people in need.  Works for me!  I usually deliver them the Sunday before Christmas.

Now I better get started spreading crackers or I'll never finish that chore.  Have a good day Everyfriend!

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While I was waiting for my bread to rise I was gleaning patterns from this site.

Larry, thought Pat might like this .
Carol ,you may need a pattern or....


Bread, done Chelsea buns done, one pan to us and one pan for the neighbour...did't get the beans done but put a pot of ham and pea soup on the back of the cookstove .

Awesome day outside!!!

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 - WOW!  I noticed there are 58 pages of patterns and I only looked at the first one.  I am not a quilter but my deceased nephew's wife is - or was - and I forwarded it to her.

Mary Ann


November 04, 2018, 03:42:06 pm #64 Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 04:59:16 pm by Denver
It is a dreary day and much too cool for me here in the Mile High City!

The Broncos are at home today.....sure glad I can watch them from the comfort of my recliner. 

LARRY, the only thing I feel is that the Cheesecake Factory is a bit pricy IMHO.  It is a very popular place.  It was $18.00 for a pasta dish without meat.  Bob had a Cobb salad and it was also in that price range!  Too much I think!  Your fried chicken sounded good to me!  I would take lemon anytime over banana pudding, but to each his own. We never order desert when we eat out.....not that into sweets, but I know many only eat out to be able to order deserts! 

Thank you so much, BUBBLE for the clickable to see Amy’s Golden Girl.  What a beautiful little girl she was.

GLORIA & SHIRLEY, I still resort to grandma’s old remedies!  Every time you post one Shirley, I take notes! 

GLORIA, happy to read that your son and DIL are visiting your daughter in AZ.  Sounds like they are enjoying the many sights that are available there.  Wish you could have joined them! 

I put a chuck roast in the crock pot and it sure is smelling yummy!  No fancy fruit cakes or yummy home made bread here, dern it! 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, EVERYFRIEND.



I guess I forgot to post my last message, the mind is not absorbing what's going on.  Andy was released from the hospital Friday evening fairly late, he rested & kept busy yesterday (has to go to the out patient unit for treatment every day), but they were at church this morning.  They went on out to the reception room after Communion because he was short on oxygen in a crowd.  Nobody had told me the lower part of one lung had collapsed....  besides being anemic, lack of oxygen was another battle.  He looked sort of gray to me, said not in pain but having a hard time with a slight cough & lack of oxygen, so another worry.  They don't want to worry me & insist they have plenty people bringing food & doing things for them.  You know how it is, rather be helping than twiddling my thumbs.  Not sure I will run away to MO next week, didn't vote ahead so must be here Tuesday & weather guessers say "we might get snow on Thursday".... so need to get RV & pool winterized.  I can leave the pool pump running overnight to keep from freezing so not critical about that. Anyone want to walk the floor with me? 

The talk about fried chicken put me on the path to KFC for a bucket with sides.  Tasted pretty good, along with a fried apple pie, but now I'm sleepy.  I feel like a bum, nothing to show for my week except finding a stinky onion in my kitchen! 

Jenny, my sister tried to get me to make a list of Mother's old remedies & sayings one time, but when I tried to, my mind went blank.  They only pop up when in need.  Being 5 years the youngest I did get the benefit of "one on one" more than the others.

Had a phone call so forgot to post this, guess I'd better shut up & go finish up in the kitchen, give the cats their midnight snack & go to bed.

Jane, it warms my heart to read about your "good deeds" with your mother's fruit cake, proud to know you!  No doubt she is smiling from ear to ear as she watches over you.

Gloria, every time you mention your son in law my mind goes to that photo of him standing inside his car with the engine missing.... "shades of the Flintstones"....how funny! 

Good night and God Bless....

June Drabek

Good night dear hearts. My day started before 4 a.m., so I am in for an early to bed. God Bless you all and keep you in His loving care. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

Lloyd Hammond

 June Drabek I am with you. I have a full day also. we went over to my brothers and went to church with them.then ate noon meal with them and vised with the and others drop in's. the we played a dominoes game called train. sure taxed the brain, but fun. had some key lime Pie for the sweet teeth. so I am ready to Hit the Hay. wish you all sweet Dreams and good night.



SHIRLEY, I never thought of it as a "good deed".  I think of it as therapy.  My parents are both in the kitchen with me when I work on the fruit cake or the vegetable soup and I love that feeling.

I can't believe that Andy is out and about!  He must be one strong-willed guy!  I hope he recovers as fast as he thinks he is!  But I also hope he takes care and gets the rest he needs for a full recovery.

I'm also off to Dreamland.  If it doesn't rain all night and into the morning as predicted, the tree guys will be back to finish up their job.  And then I have to work 11 - to 3 and someone is picking me up for dinner with former PA House ladies around 5 or so.  Gonna be a busy day. 

I got a bunch of saltines peanut buttered tonight and they will be dipped in chocolate on Tuesday, I hope. 

I wish you all a good night and a better tomorrow.  Sleep well and may God bless us, every one!

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Once again nature has decided today isn't the day to finish the trees.  It started raining sometime during the night and is supposed to continue into the afternoon.  Maybe tomorrow.  I sure wouldn't want to work outside in the cold and rain! 

I'll be seeing to some things before I leave for work so I wish you all a good day.

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Good morning everyone..

Today we are off to the city to the hospital for hubby's  appointment. We have to be there an hour ahead of time and once he is able we will head home, taking Babe with us and I can check on her while he is having his procedure. 
Just going to take the day as it comes.

Jane, I made those last year and oh my addictive they are!

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 everyone, another cloudy day with rain this afternoon and rain tomorrow. We are already 2 inches above normal for November. Glad it hasn't been snow.

JANE  with all the baking I used to do I never made fruitcake. I never liked it so never bothered.

AMY  any of that pea soup left? I'll be there if there is.

JENNY  I would have liked being in Arizona, too, but know my traveling days are over.

SHIRLEY  I loved that Gary Fintstone photo, too. Still have it some place on the external drive. He is so quiet most of the time I love it when he lets his humor show through. Prayers continue for Andy.

Have a good day everyone.

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Hi Everyone. The weather report says it will be a cloudy day today with a small chance of rain late this afternoon.  One of my coffee drinking friends has been very ill and he passed away a couple of days ago and so plan on attending the Memorial Service at 1 pm.  Scott said he would come over later this morning and set up the new color laser printer that was delivered on Sunday and do a couple of other installation jobs for us. We got the last pull out shelf we need to put in the cabinet that holds Pat's sink in the master bathroom and the longer black out curtain came a few days ago so he will put those up for us. I have a friend who should be here in a few minutes to work with me for an hour.

We did have a very nice Church Service yesterday as it was All Saints Day and the day we remember our lost loved ones and especially the member of our Church who have died in the last year and there were quite a number of them. The service started with a bell ceremony and then later there was a litany in recognition of the lost members and as each name was read a small candle was lit while our bell choir played quietly in the background.   

Gloria, nice to read you finally had a sunny day.  It is a pain to lose power and yours was off for quite awhile.  I guess it makes us realize who much we take it for granted and how much we rely on it.  Sorry to read you are having more problems with your computer.  We sure didn't run to the doctor with everything as I was growing up and when we did it was the GP, who seemed to be able to treat us without referral to a specialist and doing a great many tests as seems to be the norm today.  I think lawyers have a lot to do with all of the testing.  Nice your son and DIL were able to visit with his sister and husband. If Amy has any pea soup left to share with us you can have my portion as it isn't something I like. 

Jane, I hope you have a great evening out with your Pennsylvania House ladies.  You sure do have a busy week planned.  That is a lot of fruitcake but what a nice thing to do for your Outreach Fund.  There are always those in need. Sorry you won't get the tree job finished today.   

Amy, I have copied the pattern link and have emailed it to my wife.  Glad you had a awesome day yesterday.

Jenny, sorry to see that your Bronco's didn't win yesterday.  Fortunately both the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons had wins yesterday.  I agree completely that $18 for just a pasta dish is outrageous.  I just checked and the closest Cheese Factory Restaurant to use in in Greenville and I have no expectation of ever going there much less being tempted to eat at a Cheese Factory.  Do you have one of the Mimi chain restaurants out your way? We paid less than $8 each for two pieces of chicken plus two sides and a roll at Wife Saver's and about $2 for each dessert.  I seldom order dessert out unless it is at Dairy Queen or Chick-fil-A and then I have to have some ice cream. 

Shirley, I am very surprised that Andy was up to going back to Church so soon after being in the hospital for those several days and having the serious surgery.  He must have your strong will.  I hope you haven't worn your floor out with all of your worried walking.  I have heard that worrying is like rocking in a rocking chair, you don't go anywhere but it gives you something to do.  It has been a long time since we have had KFC.  Pat now prefers Bojangles. 

June, you really had a long day.  I hope you had a good nights sleep last night. 

Lloyd, it sounds like you and Nancy had a really fun and activity packed day.  Do you both sleep well in your new motor home? 

June Drabek

Good morning all....getting close to lunch time. I feel tired today, but made myself dress and will go down for lunch, then to to do nothing, but write some letters, and read and nap. i am really feeling my age lately, mostly just utter tiredness, and lack of interest in things I could and should do. It makes me angry at myself for allowing this to happen, but when you are tired, you are tired.

Weather is great out here in my area of the States. 74 for a high, low of 58,with sunshine. The  news is awaiting the results of the election. A Mental war going on with the two parties.

Amy, I pray your day goes well for your beloved husband, and your waiting with your loyal doggie will go easily for both of you.

Tisi....our prayers have surely been heard by God. Your son has truly healed quickly. I hope he rests enough though. the body needs a "time out" for a while.

Time for me to close and get ready for lunch down stairs. Hugs and Love to all....all day long. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.

Mary Ann

June, please don't worry yourself about not feeling ambitious to do things.  You're going to catch up with Gloria De and me at the end of the month.  We've lived a long time and I doubt any of us expected to be here now.  Relax, read, find games on your computer, visit with friends. 

You are more active than I am and Gloria De outshines both of us by driving in her mobile home park and being active in several groups. 

You are doing fine - and keep it up.

Mary Ann


June, thank you.. and your prayers  and mine were answered!!!!
Procedure went well and it may be a year before the next one...not six months :) :thumbup:
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


So happy to read you post, AMY.  PRAYERS are answered. 

JUNE, you are doing just fine! If you feel tired and want to have a layed back day, then just do that!  You deserve to relax or partake in activities depending on how you are feeling without feeling guilty. Hugs to you my sweet friend.  Oh yes, we do have OUR shared day coming again soon. I hope my new little grandson will be born before OUR DAY. He deserves a birth date  of his own.  GrandBob has one the 14th.....maybe he will come right after that!  This will be our second grandson born in California.  We are so excited❣️

LARRY, my Broncos are really struggling.....I 💓 one of the great players on the Carolina Panthers team......Christian Mc Caffery. He grew up very close to where Dr. Dave and the Family live.  He and his brothers played high school at a private school just a mile or so from us.  They are a wonderful family and still participate in many activities in the community when they are here.  His dad, Ed played for my Broncos at one time. 

SHIRLEY, when put on the spot to remember things my mind just becomes BLANK.  I guess when you think of one of the mother remedies you should try to jot them down.  They still seem to be the best.  I hope Andy is having a good day.  Bless his heart for going to church yesterday.  I hope he did not over do!

Tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM, Grandson Matt will be presenting his Eagle Scout Project to the entire staff of the middle school where he attends.  He is so excited and enthusiastic to be getting this done.  It was quite the process to have his project OK’d by the powers that be.  He certainly is a delightful young man at age 13 to be accomplishing  Eagle Scout.  We are so very proud of him. 

Oliver Doodle was picked up a bit ago.....it will be rath quite around here tonight without him. 

Enjoy your evening EVERYFRIEND!



Jenn, I think Andy's son was several years older when he earned his Eagle award.... quite an honor.  He almost didn't go to the ceremony because the "sash" or whatever it's called that has all the badges on... turned up missing.  He had no clue what happened to it.  Congratulations to Matt and both parents, one time I think parents get a little credit for raising such a fine son. My youngest grand is about to graduate with a degree in Audiology... her mother has a "Masters" in Health Care Office Management" so an influence outside of engineering.  I honestly think I've enjoyed the great grands even more, but I'm sure you will be heading west to check out that new baby as soon as possible, congratulations.

Good to hear the next appointment can be spread out to a year, Amy, a roller coaster week for y'all (to say the least).

Thanks again for all the prayers for Andy, he is a long way from being "out of the woods".... with daily injections of antibiotics for maybe months, and the problem with the partial collapsed lung.  He looked gray yesterday, said the oxygen concentrator is helping, but he didn't take it to church or breakfast after.  Larry, I know you understand this is no "walk in the park"... at any age.

June, Gloria de & Mary Ann, I think y'all are about the same age as my brother.... he just called to say they are flying to FL for a family gathering for Thanksgiving.  One son has a place down there (doesn't live there all the time) but their only daughter does live in FL , so they will be there about a week & their 5 kids & families will come for Christmas with them.  They go back to FL for Jan, Feb & March.... so keep busy.  This brother is the one that looks most like our father.... quite a character.  Hope all of you keep up the good work of "keeping up".  June, for sure we've reached the age we can do whatever we want, enjoy every day!   

I'm going to bed earlier tonight.  Woke up about 1:30 am from a bad dream & thought about it quite a while.... still in the back of my mind so hope a good night sleep will end that little nagging part.  Sweet dreams & God Bless to all.... Shirley


I'm off to Dreamland in a few minutes, too.  The crackers are all Peanut buttered and ready to be dipped.  I'm thinking dipping will begin on Thursday and finish on the weekend.

I think the electrician might be coming tomorrow.  We'll see!

Good Night Everyfriend.  Sleep well and wake refreshed.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone..

Liquid sunshine again today..helps the lakes ponds and wells :) Need to pick up some new windshield wipers this morning and then home to do some dust bunny corralling.

Gloria, I made a big dutch oven full so yes lots to go round...will put some in the hidey hole..

I had better shake my body and get dressed... geese flying over honking now:)

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 everyone. another day of rain here. Fell asleep last night listening to the rain hitting the windows. Yesterday the weather guessers said we were 2 inches above normal for the month already.

LARRY  I have only had KFC once since that new man took over. The taste was different and very salty.

JUNE  like you I feel tired most of the time. I get  fed up with myself because there is so much I can no longer do. You still do more than I do and I have not reached the 90's.

AMY  glad things went so good yesterday for your DH.

JENNY  congratulations to Matt. Isn't that young to become an Eagle Scout?

SHIRLEY  I hope Andy is not pushing himself and doing too much too soon. Hope he is careful being around too many people especially with flu season around.

JANE you start earlier with the making of treats for Christmas. I started the day after Thanksgiving.  Sent the box full well before Christmas to San Diego to make it there before the rush of mailing. My 2 grandsons there always waited for their goodies.

AMY  nothing like a bowl of homemade pea soup. Cannot eat the stuff that comes in cans. Have you ever made the 15 bean soup? That is good, too and freezes good.

Have a good day.

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Hi Everyone.  According to our local weather report last evening we may be in for a very stormy short period this afternoon with heavy rain and high winds.  However, he said it shouldn't last more than an hour or so.  Well this is the day I think most of us in American, if we have been paying any attention at all, have been waiting for as it is finally election day. From what I have heard it sounds like this may be a record turnout for a mid-term election.  I will definitely be watching the returns as they come in tonight. I think I mentioned before that Pat and I had voted by absentee ballot and it was sent in a couple of weeks ago. This should be a pretty quiet and restful day.  I do have someone coming to the house and to work with me for about an hour later this morning.  Scott did not make it out yesterday as he had planned but know he was probably exhausted from working both shifts at his job Sunday.

June, live each day the way you want and as you feel up to it.  I always found writing letters by hand tiring and difficult.  You sure do have some nice weather. 

Mary Ann, we just lost last week the oldest member of our Church, who was 103.  She had been in the service less than a month ago and didn't even need assistance to walk until a year or so ago. 

Amy, happy to read that your husband's procedure went well and now is on a yearly appointment.  I sure hope his RA is doing better. 

Jenny, it sounds like Christian McCaffery is a fine man.  I now pay particular attention to the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Falcons although enjoy any of the teams. It is a bit of a shock when we can remember when fathers of current players were playing themselves in the pro leagues.  What an achievement for Matt.  Is this the last step to becoming an Eagle Scout or is he already one? 

Shirley, I agree with you that parents are often the vital link in children that do well.  You also have very talented and accomplished children and grandchildren. Will Andy's partially collapsed lung eventually refill?  I am fortunate in that I only use the oxygen concentrator at night.  It sounds like he is doing well and hopefully sees improvement with each day.  His body has been put through a great turmoil and is still fighting infection so it is going to take time, as you will know from your own experience.  Some of our dreams can really be disturbing and frightening.  I seldom remember much about them when the new day starts.

Gloria, my son loves it when it is raining as he sleeps better than than any other time.  I really understand the feeling tired a lot of the time.  Fortunately the mornings are usually pretty good for me so I try to do what I need to do each day during the mornings.     

Mary Ann

November 06, 2018, 10:13:29 am #82 Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 10:15:50 am by Mary Ann
I seldom dream and when I do, I can't remember anything about them.  But somehow or other, I find myself singing old songs that I do remember and can't get fid of.  This morning it is - and don't laugh - Animal Crackers in my Soup!  Another "constant" is Old Shanty Town.

Today should be an interesting Election Day.  I voted absentee but I haven't seen Tom this morning and I have an idea he is at the poll and if so, it's been a long time.  Tom was brought up in this area and I know many people brought up here stay here as they marry and have families so Tom is sure to see someone he knows.  He could vote absentee, but he likes to be in the crowd.  We have a damp day today, not really raining, but wet.  Leaves all over the place.

Larry, I think there are half a dozen people in my church who are older than I am.  One is a woman who graduated from high school the same year I did and she is two months older.  One woman is a couple years older and I don't remember the others, but we're all close in age. 

Gloria, I'm surprised there was a change in the taste of your KFC; I thought all franchises were supposed to use the same recipe and ingredients.  Norm's first and former wife used to manage a place near us.  If there was any left at the end of the day, she'd take it down the street to the fire department where it was very appreciated. 

Amy, pea soup is not my favorite, but I do like a good hot soup, so I'll take some.  Thank you.  I had some Panera's cheese broccoli soup yesterday - we can buy it at our grocery store.

Mary Ann


Good morning.

A really dreary day out today.  It seems like the weather is usually bad on Election Da , for some reason.   I have  a friend who is working all day handing out flyers,. I feel so bad for her having to be out in this mess.  I am not real sure if she is getting paid or not.  Might be worth it if she is paid, but not so good if she is just a volunteer.  I forgot to  ask her if it was a paying job.  I know if you work inside as a judge, you do get paid.

MaryAnn,  I had to laugh when you mentioned the song "Animal Crackers in my Soup".. I have been seeing a commercial advertising a set of CD's for Shirley Temple, and that is the song that she is singing in the commercial.  Maybe you have seen that, also, and that is why  you are remembering it????

Yesterday was a busy day.  Got my hair done in the morning, and then had just about time to get lunch before I went to the exercise class.  I am sorry that it is only once a week, as it is fun.  I think there were 8 ladies there yesterday.   Mostly sitting exercises.

I did not sleep very well last night and today is such a dreary day, that I am sure  a nap will be forthcoming. 

Sounds like everyone is keeping busy.  Glad that Shirley's son is getting along ok.  Sure hope he isn't overdoing it.  Men are always so impatient to get on with things, even when they probably know they should be resting.

Have a great day.


Mary Ann

November 06, 2018, 01:18:56 pm #84 Last Edit: November 06, 2018, 01:21:31 pm by Mary Ann
No, Joy, I have not seen that commercial.  I saved the song to my bookmarks when I came across it quite a while ago and even that was not the reminder - I woke up singing the song.  I got rid of it somewhere along the line and I don't have any song going now.  I am sure one will get into my head soon!

It is dreary here too, damp but I haven't seen rain.  Of course, even though I sit by a window, I don't see that much of the outside because I face a bit away from the outside.  Maybe I should go talk to the cat and I would see what the weather is doing on my deck.  I read where we might have snow by the end of the week.  I'm not ready!

Take a look at Grand Haven.  I can see the pier and some of the outer lighthouse, but not the other two lighthouses.  Whitecaps look fierce.  I don't know what the brown spot is unless it is a bug, but it wasn't there earlier today.

Mary Ann


Hello Everyfriend!  I see that I never checked in this morning.  I took care of my morning things and then got ready for my 8:40 Dr. appt thinking that if I were ready early enough, I could go by the polls and vote before my appt.  And that's just what I did.

Now I'm waiting to see if the electrician is coming today or if he's waiting until Thursday.  I cancelled my plans for this afternoon when I got a text from my son saying that he was probably going to be bringing him by this afternoon.  I guess I'll find out.  I asked him to let me know if he knew he WASN'T coming today and I haven't heard anything.

Still raining here so the trees are not getting done.  Everything seems to be at a standstill!

I guess it's just as well that I cancelled my plans because I don't feel expecially good today.  I'm trying to get some laundry done because if the electircian interrupts that, I can just turn everything off.

Gloria, I have to get an early start on the candy because I do so much of it.  I have the crackers all spread and I have about 35 dozen of them to dip and package.  Then I have peanut butter cups and coconut, almost the same anount of those to make and package.  And none of that includes the small amounts of certain ones that are favorites of certain family members.  And after that, I have the gum drops to make and package and a small amount of decorating to do.

And this year, I'm trying to do something special.  My grandson who lives and works out of Montreal has a Mexican girl friend.  She and her 8 year old son and my grandson will be spending Thanksgiving weekend at my daughter's in Frederick, MD and I'm trying to figure out how to get there and back so I can meet her.  So far, I have a ride back but that won't do me much good if I don't get there first. 

Dryer stopped.  Gotta go fold the clothes and put more in there and more in the washer.  Enjoy your day, Everyfriend!

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Went to our Residents Community Assoc. meeting and enjoyed it very much. We are doing well as a community, and I appreciate our non profit status.

Soon it will be lunch time, and then I will surely enjoy some reading and nap time.I thank those who encouraged me to live as I like..rest when needed, and not to fuss about what I can no longer do. You make me thankful for your encouragement.

We are such a closely knit group. I find that all my past family has been replaced by all of you, and I had the enjoyment of sharing our friendship with all the members of our community here at Rowntree Gardens. I wish you could all be my neighbors here.

Time to scoot down for lunch,then home to read and snooze. Hugs and love all around. June
As long as we are here, let's dance.


MaryAnn,  It is 5 p.m. here in the east and I just went to look at Grand Haven.

WOW !!!   Those are some really huge whitecaps.  You can't even see the long pier.  I am sure there isn't anybody walking on that pier today.   

Do you think they are finished working on the pier?   I am assuming they are not going to put the catwalk back up again???    I forget to notice what the temperature was there, but it sure looks COLD !!! n   But, I bet it is really beautiful to look at in person. 

Getting time to start looking for some dinner.  I have been waiting for a return call from the doctor's office I called around 10 this morning.   I am so disillusioned with this doctor's office.  It is a huge practice and I am just so sorry I didn't go to a different doctor.  I have to go through with this procedure this time, but I am seriously considering changing to another doctor for a follow-up.   I had considered that earlier, but didn't follow through with my first choice.  I have been waiting over 6 weeks for this appointment and I have some important questions I need an answer to. 

I guess I will be watching the election returns tonight to see if our very popular governor is re-elected.  The one who  is running against him is kind of scary !!

Hope everyone will haven a nice evening.   Mine should be very interesting.



MaryAnn,  I just went back to check the temperature and one place it said 74 º.  Then down below that it said Water Temperature was 50º. I  sure don't think that "74" was right.

There was also a kite surfer who  really was fighting to stay upright.  The kite finally landed on the beach,  but I couldn't see the guy or the kite because the trees were in the way.  I am sure it was a perfect day for the kite surfer.


Mary Ann

Joy, they haven't changed that temperature chart since the end of summer.  The water temp could be close because it did get into the 70s and it takes longer to cool down.  The catwalk is scheduled to be replaced next year and I know a lot of people will be thrilled. 

I've been watching the election returns.  I don't remember all I voted for but the ones I do remember were ahead last I looked.  State races are much closer.  I just noticed my Senate candidate is ahead and she was not a few minutes ago.  She is the incumbent - Stabenow.  Tom Brokaw is on the screen now but I have the TV on Mute.

Mary Ann