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  • Pooch1: "Sniper" is a noun.  "Snip" is a verb.  Not funny to be unknowing of the difference in how the two words are treated.
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Soda Shoppe for December 1, 2018

Started by so_P_bubble, December 01, 2018, 12:03:05 am

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December 08, 2018, 03:47:56 pm #120 Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 03:50:36 pm by CallieOK
Good Afternoon,

No snow - no slick pavement - water in bird bath isn't even frozen. 

I've "met" Jonah on Facebook!  :nanadance:  He is precious!  So alert he looks as if he's saying, "Hello, World. I'm just so proud to be here."

Today was "oven day".  Plan A was to bake cookies for household helpers, Bridge Club and family - plus at least one veggie casserole for me.  Then my neighbor called to take me up on my offer to bake cookies for the neighborhood Christmas House Tour.
I remembered I had an easy recipe for molasses cookies and had noted "makes a lot".
 :thinking: ... I have 3 cookie sheets of different sizes.  So... 20 plus 16 plus 12 plus 6, x2, -1 for taste testing  ;) =  101 cookies!  I made half plain and put finely crushed peppermint candy in the other half.
Cookies are supposed to be iced and I'll get cans of frosting and will ice as needed  :thumbup:

The veggie casseroles can wait! :sleepy:

Off to be a Recliner Radish for a while....

Hope Everyfriend Everywhere is having an Enjoyable Day. 

Mary Ann

December 08, 2018, 04:07:08 pm #121 Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 04:08:55 pm by Mary Ann
Callie, lucky you to see Jonah's picture on Facebook.  I'm not on Facebook so I'll have to wait until he appears in S&F.

Tom, Dot, Jan and I went to the Olive Garden for lunch today.  Jan's work hours and care of her parents have kept us apart for a while so she was able to come alone today and it was good where we could all bring her up to date with our activities and she could bring us up to date.  I gave her my Christmas card which consisted of pictures of all of Norm's family and she was glad to get it.  I gave her one for her parents too (their grandchildren are on it).

Callie, I have a recipe for molasses cookies that I have made in past years and when I have luck with them, they look just like the ones you see pictured that have cracks and sugar on them.  I don't have the ambition to make them now.  I am a Constant Radish Recliner, as you put it.

Mary Ann

Lloyd Hammond

Good afternoon everyone. well if any of you ladies are old enough to rember doing your ironing with a flat iron with a wooden handle that removes and switches from iron to iron. and you heated it on the wood cook stove. and would like to try your luck at it again. I have a set of six and one handle. also have a round oak cook stove. just stop by and go back in time for a while. we could bake some brisket's I have some home made butter made from sweet cream and some molasses also. oh yes I one later iron with iron handle on it, I guess you would either usa a pot holder or your apron tail to hold it with so not to burn your self. have a good rest of the day going back in time.



December 08, 2018, 06:27:25 pm #123 Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 06:29:12 pm by Amy
Lloyd, you have antiques that are worth something! I also have those irons and no I do not wish to use them.  I did sell my electric churn but kept my milk bucket.And no I don't want to go back hand milking, I can just imagine how my hands would pain tiĺ I got used to it again.

I managed to get date squares,pecan squares and 9 dos peanut butter cookies done.
Going to put my feet up and do nuthin😀
Have a great evening
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


December 08, 2018, 08:29:42 pm #124 Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 08:31:30 pm by Denver
Good evening EVERYFRIEND.

We have been busy with holiday commitments so I have not had much time to check in. 

Last night we went down town Denver to have  Birthday celebrations dinner with Brian and Cathy.  They always take us to new and unique places that we would never go on our own to, and we always have a wonderful time and the food was exceptional. 

Last night was a bit rough at the hospital. Mama's milk has not come in yet and Jonah was HUNGRY and quite fussy most of the night.  Today they got all the paperwork signed and heard all the results of the routine tests they do on new babies, so they were going to be checked out and headed home. 

Thank you all for all the cute, loving comments about this new little baby boy.  I appreciate them more than words can say. 

I am sorry that everyone does not have access to Face Book, but I will be more than happy to share his pictures with any one that wants to share their email with me. Bob is going to try to set up a web page that can be accessed, but not sure when that will be done. 

SHIRLEY, I am so sorry to read about your fridge dying....what a mess!  I sure wish you lived in the delivery area of Jane's would be well take care of.....

Off to start a little dinner of left over it will be quick!

💞 and hugs to all❣️



I got the alcohol iron that my grandmother loaned to my mother when we first moved "to the edge of town" where there was no electricity, water or anything else, at the end of WWII.  It didn't take Dad long to rig up a generator system to supply lights for the house & to run the well, my mother was not thrilled with this move. It came with quite a bit of land & not another house in sight that Dad liked, so he had to make it livable quick to make Mom happy. They lived in it the rest of their lives & a niece still owns it. Dumb me, that iron was still in it's original box which I threw away during one move. Gave the iron to Andy some years ago.

But I do remember those other flat irons that were kept on the Warm Morning stove in the kitchen, because my mother still ironed tablecloths for the kitchen table. What I really would have liked to have kept was the "kitchen stove" that Dad's mother had in the "dining room" that kept food warm on top as the wood burned & kept the dishes warm in that little oven above. That room had a huge table, the wood burning stove (it was fairly new & was carved or whatever you call iron that has curls on it) and a carved walnut hutch that always held a prune cake on a pedestal carved & part of the hutch. I really didn't like that cake but it was considered a prize creation when ever served, and we weren't allowed to not say, "no, thank you" back then.

Jane, I called my neighbor that seems to always know someone (the pool guy was her recommendation) & she told me of a local store, probably like your son's, to check with. I called, he figured what I needed when I gave him the size of the old one, I go Monday morn to write him a check & they will deliver Tuesday & take away the old. I'm guessing the old might need a simple part that makes it cool but I didn't want to have repair bills & still have to worry about this happening again. Can't believe how much food & condiments got wasted. The freezer & frig were both packed full. But, it's done... will be soon, anyway.

Mary Ann, you are lucky to have friends to "eat out" with. My best friend lives across town & isn't much into eating. She is always dieting. I generally get carry out or go through a drive through & bring home to eat. With no frig I am eating Marie Callendar & Boston Market today, no left overs for me. As soon as I get the new frig in & cold, I'm going to defrost that freezer in the basement, before it gives up! My cooking jag the last couple weeks has not paid off! boo hoo.....

Amy & Callie, you both are a disgrace with getting so much baking done... bad enough to have the pink bunny Jane always a day ahead, but y'all are wearing me out with how organized you are. "Organized" is not in my vocabulary!!! One crisis after another around here. This, too, shall pass....................

Oh, Gloria, I talked to Doris today, she sounds the same, had a gr-daughter returning a couch she'd borrowed & Doris was happy to get it back in her basement sitting room. She really is a nice person & always laughs at my crazy life. Had to tell her today that on top of everything else being a mess, I noticed I had my underwear on inside out this morning AFTER I had my shoes & jeans on.

Sweet dreams to all & hope you have a Super Sunday!  Oops, you snuck in, Jenny! I hope they feed that little Jonah soon. My kids got bottles & they still love me.  ;) So nice that you have kids around to take you out, family is good.  :smitten: 

Lloyd Hammond

AMY we all have lot of antiques. and I may be one also. now and ten I get to thinking i want a cow or a milk goat but i have a better thought that beats that. when I was in my teens was milking with a devalave milking machine and a old bridal cow had the kickers on and kicked with both feet at once and kicked me through the side of a tin covered barn and spillt it . no broken bones but very sore. have a good rest of the day.


Mary Ann

My old iron that I don't use when I use an iron is an old Westinghouse 4# electric iron that belonged to my mother - and it still works, but as I said, I don't use it.  However, I could!  My mother has been gone 77 years so that iron is about 80+ years.  I know the sad irons are much older.

Shirley, I don't have any friends to have lunch with any more, all of my friends have died.  Today was family;  Dot (Norm's wife), Jan (Terry's wife), Tom (nephew) and me.  We did enjoy being together and catching up on what we all have been doing.

I've kind of had buyer's remorse with the refrigerator I got earlier this year.  I could have had the motor replaced at a cost of $288 and there would have been a short warranty - maybe three months, but I thought it would be less expensive in the long run to get a new refrigerator - which I did.  My old one had equipment for an ice maker an this one does not, something I did not notice at first.  I don't particularly want an ice maker, but at least I had the capability of having one connected.  Now I'd have to buy the ice maker.  I have plenty of cube trays of all sizes - from former refrigerators.

I used to make a prune cake and we all loved it. 

It's getting toward my bedtime so I better feed the cat before I hit the hay.

Mary Ann


I'm just popping in to say "Good Night Everyfriend".  The doggies have been out one last time and I'm ready to hit the hay!

SHIRLEY, I'm so glad you found a "Phil" in your area that will take good care of you with a quick replacement.  Sounds like he does business like my son.

I remember my grandmother using a set of irons that got heated on the stove.  That was up on the farm.  The only iron I remember at the house where I lived was an electric one and the grandmother who lived there, hated it.  She said she couldn't move around and she felt tied down.  But when my parents bought a contraption that we all called "THE IRONER" (some folks called it a "mangle")  She took over there.  She ironed all the sheets, pillow cases and anything that could be laid flat (Including the pant legs of any pants that came through the laundry).  She was very good at that and I at about 7 or 8 years old, I always wondered why she never ironed her hands or burned herself.  She amazed me!

I better get to bed.  Tomorrow, morning will come pretty early and it's going to be a busy day beginning with church at 8 a.m.

Sleep well my friends and enjoy your day tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one.

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  I see I was last in last night and here I am, first in today.  I have to be moving along or I won't be ready when it's time to leave for church. 

It's 18 degrees out there right now and that's COLD!  BRRRRR!  I'll try to get back in to see what ya'll are up to later but much of my activity today is away from home and when I'm home, I have to get my boxes packed.  Have a good day.  Stay warm and be happy! 

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Good morning everyone..

I am up but my at'tem must have stayed in bed! Thankfully this is a day of rest. Nothing planned will just take the day as it comes. May put some chicken on to make soup and that is it!

Enjoy your day..
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

Lloyd Hammond

Good morning everyone. it is 15º and clear here today headed for 35º for a high here today. we had a pleasant surprise yesterday grand daughter and two of her children came by. I do not if i was being better or not but I gave here all the candy bars i had left. about 2/3 boxes full of three defer-ant candies. snickers-milky-wy's and peanut buttery cups. I can eat healthy this way. remains to be seen, Have a great day everyone.



Hi Everyone.  It has been a very cold, windy and rainy night and the morning continues this way.  It is suppose to rain all morning and then the chances go down substantially around noon. While I stayed home all day yesterday I am ready and plan on attending Sunday School and Church this morning.  If it isn't too rainy when Church is over I will pick up something to bring home for our dinner.  Last evening we enjoyed stuffed peppers from Costco,  a big lettuce and carrot salad and a delicious cookie. I noticed my heat pump was making a terrible noise this morning and found it was freezing up.  So I have switched it to the emergency heat setting and hope that soon resolves the issues and keeps us warm in the interim.  I do have an electric space heater that I may have to call into service.  It is going to stay in the  40 degrees today.

Joy, I have no idea what an Immersion blender is.  We recently got a new food processor and it has a puree setting.  Is that what the Immersion blender does?  I see you didn't get to the Amish market as you hoped. 

Mary Ann, since I have a paid Spotify account from which I listen to the Christmas music, I don't hesitate to move on to the next song if I don't care for the arrangement as I have no limits imposed with doing that.  Since we moved I no longer have men friends to go out to eat with nor do we have couples that Pat and I can go out to eat with and we miss doing that as that was a big part of our social life before we moved.  I sure don't want a refrigerator without an ice maker as I love ice and we use a lot of it. 

Jane, I know you will be relieved to get your boxes sent off and then perhaps you can take things a bit easier.  My grandmother had a mangle and she also ironed everything in site it seemed.  Ironing is hard for Pat do do anymore.  I try to buy wash and wear clothing that doesn't need ironing. 

Callie, I hope the bad snow storms missed you.  I think it is from that same storm front that we are now getting the rain.  It sounds like you had quite a cookie factory going.  I expect if Pat makes any more cookie they will be the kind that come already prepared and you just break them apart and bake them or we will get our cookies at Costco, which are so good. 

Lloyd, I have seen one of those irons you described but don't remember my mother or grandmother ever having to use one of them, although they probably did before we had electricity brought to our farm by the REA.  I guess anything over 50 years old can qualify as an antique so I guess that includes us.  That was quite a milking experience you had as a young boy.  I do remember having those kickers available but don't remember that we often had to use them. 

Amy, even though I grew up on a daily farm I never had to do the milking by hand as we had two milking machines.  You had to start the milk flow and then attach the milking machine.  It sounds you also had the cookie factory going yesterday. 

Jenny, nice to see you had a great Birthday celebration with Brian and Cathy and got to try out a good restaurant.  It is not often we can call the food we get out exceptional.  No wonder Jonah was fussy if he was hungry.  Now the fun begins with having Jonah home. 

Shirley, I have never heard of an alcohol iron before.  I do hope you get your new refrigerator on Tuesday.  We occasionally eat the Marie Callendar frozen dinners and they are usually pretty good although some are better than others.


Good morning everyone, we are still in the deep freeze here and cloudy this morning, just heard on local weather report it will be like this for most of the week but the winds later in the week will change from the northwest to the southwest so it will warm up. Sure hope so. Looks like a bad storm coming across the country and those weather guessers make it sound that the southern states will get more snow than we will get here.

PHYLLIS  hope your area does not get much show. At least here in the northeast we expect snow but not quite this cold.

JOY  a neighbor of mine makes the squash soup and gave me some and it was very tasty. I love butternut squash anyway.

JANE  hope you enjoyed you shopping trip with your daughter yesterday.  I still miss going shopping with my daughter, we always had a lot of fun together.

LARRY  just heard on the news that we will have a dry week with no rain for a change. We sure have had more than enough the last 6 weeks. I have 2 bottles of high protein Ensure every day, my doctor wants me to drink 3 a day but that is a bit too much. Seems I am cold most of the time lately. Would not miss Arthur Godfrey when he went on TV either. I liked him. Remember when he gave things away to the audience and he would say "for free take for buy waste time"?

LLOYD  I remember my Mother using an iron like that. I was happy when they came out with the steam irons so we did not have to sprinkle clothes before ironing. I still have one of those black cast iron irons that had to be heated on the stove, I use it as a door stop.

AMY  I have everything needed to make date squares and this week my CNA and I will be making them. I could eat a whole batch of them, I love dates. Would love the pecan ones but need a few teeth replaced before I could eat them.

JENNY  my grandson put Facebook on my computer but I have not gone there in months now. I really did not want it to begin with.

SHIRLEY  my Mom ironed everything and starched all clothes we wore. Wonder if anyone starches clothing anymore. I really should call Doris but I really dislike being on the phone for more than a few minutes.

Better get a move on , have a good day and keep warm.

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Good morning .

It is a little cloudy this morning, but it seems we are going to miss the big snow storm that is heading east.  I live pretty close to the Pennsylvania line, and even if southern Maryland gets a few flurries, we are far enough north to miss even the flurries. It does look like a rather odd storm to be so far south. Although, I guess Western Virginia and North Caroline will get most of the snow, while other areas, like where Larry is, will just get the rain.  Sure hope it doesn't turn into a disaster in some areas.

Larry, here is  a link for the Immersion blender. It isn't something that you use very often , but sure is nice to ave one.  I could have used a blender, but then I would have had to transfer the soup into several batches in order not to overload the blender with the hot mixture. With the Immersion blender, you can use it right in the container where the soup already is in it.

JANE, yes. the soup was good.  My daughter-in-law came over to help me get some Christmas things down from my closet and I gave her some for their dinner, along with some sourdough bread and a container of coleslaw. She called me later and said they really enjoyed it.  I had wanted to give some to my other son, but after I saved enough for me, there wasn't any left.  It really only made about 2 quarts.  I do plan to make another batch when I can get the squash already cut up. Weis usually has it cut up.  I had ordered the squash a couple weeks ago, and had ordered the cut-up kind, but they delivered the whole squash.  I had a hard time getting it cut up, although I had put it in the microwave for a while to try to soften it up.  I wouldn't do that again, so I will have to really specify that I want the cut-up kind.  Wish I could share some with you.

I do remember my mom using an iron that she had to heat up on the stove.  With all the different kinds of appliances now, we have to wonder how people got along as well as they did, way back when !

I need to get myself dressed and get out in our sitting area and decorate the little Christmas tree.  My daughter-in-law did find the box of lights and little decorations that I just couldn't seem to find.  That will be my big job for the day.

Shirley, glad you found a place where you can get a new fridge soon. 

Have a great rest of this Sunday.



Sorry about the change in the color and font of the bottom part of my message.  Just don't understand  why it switches all on it's own. 



A good Sunday morning to EVERYFRIEND!

AMY, to quote you, quite often I have a "I am up but my at'tem must have stayed in bed!" feeling in the mornings!  😂😂

LARRY, I remember quite a few times when we lived in AZ and had a heat pump, that it would freeze up if it got too cold, or even too hot on the AC side.  My dad had this issue last week with his! I have not had a morning update on how the first night at home went for Jonah.  Oh my, all the new things those two parents have coming will leave the sleep deprived for sure!  Nice to read that you enjoyed the stuffed peppers from COSTCO.  I looked at them the other day and ALMOST bought them. 

JOY, your soup did sound yummy.  Glad you and the family enjoyed it so much.  Happy decorating today....take it slow and not want you to over do it!

We had both Doodle Doggies here with us last night. Lola came on Friday as her parents were headed to Vail for a weekend of skiing, and the friends they were having with them have a daughter that is scared of all dogs, even tiny little Lola!  Oliver came yesterday afternoon as his parents were going to mamma's Christmas Party and the group stays overnight in a hotel so they do not have to drive after the celebration.  They both will be going home today.  Dr. Dave sent a video and it is really snowing heavy in Vail....hope the roads will not be too bad for their drive home! 

OK, I HAVE A LOT to get done so I better go collect my "at'tem" out of the bed and get with it! 

Enjoy your Sunday.



I guess nobody missed me because there were hardly any postings since I last read. 

JOY, I just might have to try your soup!  It sounds like it was a hit.

JENNY, I thought you already left for California.  How can you give Jonah a hug from all of us if you're not there!  I guess it will have to wait. 

My daughter Cathy, my granddaughter Kiran (Not Cathy's daughter) and I went to the movies to see "The Sound of Music".  It was a fun afternoon.  And since the movie theater now belongs to the University, we had a spiel by the lady who teaches a class about film history to give us some background on the movie.  And they arranged for the words to all the songs  to be shown on the bottom of the screen and they encouraged sing alongs. 

Now I have to feed the doggies and their "mother" and then get back to my package packing!

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Good evening,and it is also very cold here, and that is bothering my breathing. I am using the oxygen more and more. very tired but I have been to three  Christmas Parties. Nephew is still down in NC tasking care of his father.  I miss him being here. I now have to ask people to take me places, The neighbor hood is changing. I have a new next door neighbor, and the man across the street from me has bladder cancer and his son is staying with him but it is a senior park so I guess there is always a lot of changes.

I was just looking at the cam on Time Square whie horse in the traffic, not a police horse.

Jenny, I do not know if I mention that I read about that beautiful new arrival, I kind of lost tract of time this week.  by the way I have gout in the 2ns toe and fingers. no fun

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Mary Ann

Gloria De, I'm sorry the weather is causing breathing problems for you, but it's good to hear from you. 

I got Tom to turn on my humidifier this morning because I could feel that my nose was drier than it should be.  The humidifier helps keep it a bit warmer in here too.

Dot and I went to church this morning, then did our usual breakfast/brunch at Mr Burger.  Usual for us is a cream pie and tuna melt, both of which we split.  The person who takes the order now knows when he/she sees Dot that we get two plates! 

I hope things improve for you.

Mary Ann


Gloria, so nice to see your name pop up.   Several have mentioned that you had been missing for a few days. So glad to see you back with us.  Sorry about the gout !  That is not fun !!!

Nice that you were able to get to 3 Christmas parties !!!!   You are our new "Party Girl" !!



GLORIA de, this time of the year can become very stressful with extra things that need to be done.....parties and the like.  Then to have the breathing problems also. I bet you do miss your nephew.  In a senior area there are always changes, and sometimes the ones that are the healthiest are the ones that get sick and pass so quickly.  Glad you got the news about Our Little Baby Jonah.  I wish I could post pictures but I do not know how.  I have tried to send email to those that do not have Face Book.  The gout is terribly painful and I am sorry you are dealing with it.  Bob is taking Allopurinol for his, but had a sore big toe mid week.  He went for a blood test on Thursday so they can check to see if it has helped him or if he needs to take a bigger dose?

MARYANN, nice to read you and Dot did church and a meal together.  I hope you shared with her that we were pleased to have our baby born on Norm's Bday? 

My Broncos did not play well today at all, so another loss! 

I have to go get more accomplished.

Have a great evening.



Gloria de, sorry you are having health problems and not pleased with changes, I'm with you about nothing being the same. Different world than even a few years ago. You have such a good outlook I fully expect to read you are off for a party tomorrow!  Do you have any type cab service there?  My mother's neighbor never learned to drive so she found a cab driver she trusted & set it up that when ever she needed to go any place HE would be the one to come get her & take her home. She figured it was still cheaper than owning a car. I hate to think of giving up driving but know that day will come.

Jenny, how cum the name "Don Shovein" doesn't ring a bell?  I even checked the Members list & don't find him. What name do we know him by?? Please....  I've been watching the Monarch Pass web came & been quite a bit of snow up there (a good thing, I think)... hope the kids get out of Vail without any trouble, that is a wicked stretch of highway.

Janie, I do keep track of your running around. Between your dogs & my cats & both families, we never know what tomorrow will bring, huh? 

Joy, I have 2 boxes of decorations sitting in the entry hall waiting to be put up but it might just go back into the closet. I never did get out the garland to put over the door facings or the Christmas tablecloth & all the serving dishes..... may skip that tea I was going to have. By the time the frig gets cold enough to put food in on Wed, I will need to do some major shopping for the every day things I had to throw away. Zip, there goes another day!

I am ready to go to bed but it is only 7:10 .... cats already had their "midnight snack", but Callie is outside, Tiger off to the bedroom end of the house & Tom went to the basement in disgust, he couldn't get anyone to play with him. He checked to see if his mother was interested & she swatted him with her paw and decided she'd rather go out, so he hunkered down to chase Tiger & she growled to let me know he was pestering her.... so I let her go down the hall & closed that folding wooden door to separate them. Tom would have liked to go out but he hangs out with the wild crowd & is not nice back in the house, so he doesn't get to go out at night anymore.

Gloria, I remember the baskets of "sprinkled" clothes rolled up waiting to be ironed when I was little & I did do quite a bit of the ironing, good training for all those mens dress shirts I spent the next 50 years doing. Only I cheated with the starch, used spray starch on the collar & cuffs & right down the front which was behind a tie. I probably have at least 6 spray/steam irons on a shelf in the basement, that need to be "de-limed".  I use Brita water when I don't have distilled on hand & still spray & iron all the knits I wear "out of the house". I don't mind ironing but get angry when the steam spits out streaks of lime. Seems every time I have one iron wearing out I find one on sale almost as cheap as buying a bottle of Lime Away to clean it out. I don't think I've had a washer last 10 years in all the years we've lived in KS. Hard water.

Kids will be calling to check on me soon, think I will get ready for bed, the cats will want one more dish of something... pain in the neck to run downstairs every time to get their food & back down to put it away.

The leaf shredder I ordered got here today, right before Andy came by to find the shut off valve for the ice maker. It wasn't where it should be behind the frig, so had to move several ceiling panels downstairs to find it. Then Andy set up the leaf shredder to make sure I could handle it. I got the one he suggested & he was proud of how well it works & easy for me to set up & use. Ideally I could hire yard guys to pick up leaves once, but that doesn't happen here. So far I have picked up 7 bags (HUGE bags) of leaves & filled the dumpster each week as well. Today I filled 2 bags that would have filled at least half a dozen (Andy said, he read all the reviews). Most people pick up leaves only once but this house catches them. I recognize leaves & do not have but maybe 1 in 20 trees of the type I pick up. "Take advantage of the poor little old lady"..... :2funny: I'm tired, rambling... want a cold bottle of water but already have 2 started on the cabinet & think I'll go set them back out in the garage & get another cold one in. I usually keep a bottle in the frig to nip at all day.

Mary Ann, when the furnace man came to winterize I had a new filter ready for him to install in the humidifier... sure helps make the place feel warmer & cuts out the static electricity. Today after Mass was over we were all sitting in the lounge where coffee/OJ/water & donuts served & the little great grand with all the hair looked like she stuck her finger in a socket, her hair would "foof" up if anyone put their hand an inch or so above her head. It is a big room with high ceiling so would be impossible to run a humidifier, but I never noticed being that dry before.

Jenny,  :tissue: sorry about your Broncos.....

Good night, sweet dreams & God Bless.  Shirley

Lloyd Hammond

well Nancy has the depressing news On so I am going to hit the hay see you all tomorrow. sweet dreams.


Mary Ann

Shirley, my humidifier is not on the furnace but is a small portable one. 

Jenny, I forgot to tell Dot about Jonah being born on Norm's birthday but I will.  We talk about everything under the sun when we get together. 

I've been watching the Weather Channel and I don't recall the last time our area got a foot of snow in one day as NC and/or VA have.  We are to be sunny tomorrow, cloudy for three days, then snow on Friday but the high temp will be 37 degrees so we won't have much. 

We were talking about ironers/mangles the other day.  I bought a used one and used it for some time, ironing my dad's shirts and I think I did a good job.  I finally got tired of using it and it took up space we could use otherwise, so I sold it.  I liked to iron and learned on my dad's handkerchief and our pillow cases.  Another thing, we could only get white pillow cases (also sheets and there were no fitted sheets at that time) so I had to crochet edgings for the pillow cases.  I haven't crocheted edgings in years and years and years.  I still have the pillow cases now, but they'd have to be ironed and I don't do ironing any more!

Mary Ann


SHIRLEY,  Don Shovein is Carol's husband....I think.  At least she said he was having a birthday and that's their last name....I think?

I'm off to Dreamland.  I got the packages ready to be mailed to Texas and OKla.  So I can breath a sigh of relief for that.  However, I texted my grandniece who goes to college right down the road and asked her when would be their last trip home before Christmas.  She said, "We're both finished with finals Tuesday so we're heading home for Christmas on Wednesday.  Next emergency...pack the bags for my niece and my sister and brother and get them to Bridget before dark on Tuesday.  Doesn't leave much time.  That will be my project for tomorrow. 

Good Night Everyfriend and may God bless us, Every one!

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Good Morning Everyfriend!  I see that once more I was the last poster for yesterday and the first one for today.  I'm up and attem!  Unfortunately, I can't leave attem in bed these days.  It has to accompany me wherever I go and today is going to be a busy one.  I'm going to take a chance and do a couple errands in town right after work.  The doggies will have to wait a bit for me to get home. 

This morning is going to be a busy one even before I go to work.  I have to get organized so I don't forget something I need for in the bags for my sister, etc. 

I wish you all warmth, love and no snow or rain!  Enjoy your day!

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Lloyd Hammond

good morning JaneS and everyone that follows us. I also wish you all a great day just as you like. it is 18º and clear here and headed for 47º
the high today.



Good morning everyone, another cold frosty one but luckily no rain or snow.

JOY  heard on the news that some places in the southeast got over a foot of snow. They sure do not know how o handle it like we do here in the northeast.  The market I go to has many different vegetables all cu up, sure makes it easy with those hard to peel and cut like the butternut squash. I often wonder how my Mom did all she did for the family. Guess they grew up when things were even harder.

JANE  wonder how many times I have seen The Sound of Music and always enjoyed it. Yesterday I watched 2 old films on TV. White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street, the original one. I enjoyed both even if I had seen both in the movies so many years ago and on TV

GLORIA de  in the 4 1/2 years I have been here we have lost too many and so many new ones move in. Some are very nice and a couple most of us stay away from when we can. One is always asking someone for help or to take her shopping. One lady was so tired of it she finally told her to find someone else-she even has her own car and is not helpless.

SHIRLEY  I still miss my own car and the independence I had. It has bee about 6 years now when I felt I was an accident looking for a place to happen. I am so glad this town has a car to take seniors to doctor appointments. Just have to call as soon as one gets an appointment to book it while there is still time to change the appointment to when they have an opening. Do not have to bother anyone that way. Have you ever run your washing machine with a cup of white vinegar though the whole cycle with no clothes in it? Sure cleans it out great, works in a dishwasher, too.

LLOYD  right now I would love 47°, would feel like a heatwave.

Have a great day and keep warm.

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