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  • brian: sad sack room
    August 09, 2019, 10:57:36 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Annie, Larry posts  in Soda Shoppe/
    July 21, 2019, 11:03:18 am
  • brian: I have no idea annie    lol
    July 20, 2019, 12:25:32 pm
  • AnnieA: Had to resignup!  Where can I find Larry Hanna??
    July 19, 2019, 02:00:05 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Not to worry, Carol. It's OK.
    July 16, 2019, 05:09:54 am
  • Carol: I tried to delete "Gloria" -Bubble, can you take it down?  Sorry -  I found that note in here somewhere
    July 12, 2019, 01:24:20 pm
  • so_P_bubble: We have another Gloria on this site and she is posting regularly. :)
    June 26, 2019, 08:02:42 am
  • Carol: Sorry for the sad news on Gloria.  I have not been to this site for months or even years but did "see" Gloria on other posts.
    June 21, 2019, 03:59:52 pm
  • 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

Soda Shoppe for January 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, January 01, 2019, 12:22:29 am

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A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and, if they have avocados, get six."

A short time later, the husband returns with six cartons of milk.

"Why did you buy six cartons of milk?" his wife asks.

He replies, "They had avocados."


A couple arrive on holiday in a small hotel. 
The manager show them the room and ask the tourist:

-Can I do anything else for you?-No, thank you, all is well.

-And for your wife?

- Oh yes, sure: bring me a postcard and a stamp. 


"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



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Happy New Year to all!  Health and Peace above all!
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Lloyd Hammond

well I woke up with a dry mouth and the message's on my breathing Machine said it had leaked. so that was my was so dry. a good glass of ice water took care if the dry mouth so I logged on here  and Sean all the best wishes. so same back to you all I hope you all have the best new year you all ever had.




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..and welcome to 2019.

We did get snow overnight with rain on top of it. Not a lot of snow but has to be moved.

Nothing is planned other than a wee trip ,will tell you more when we get back. :)

Larry, thank you for posting the recipes for Joy and I . Wonder if an Instant pot folder could be started?

Joy, I am going to try your recipe. I picked up some turkey thighs and roasted two on the oven and I bet these were off a marathon runner so into a soup pot they went. Have two more and will fix your recipe in the tenderizer (instant  pot)

Better get my duds on and grab a shovel..

Enjoy your day everyone.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

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


Good Morning Everyfriend on this first day of the new year.  That Kansas/OK wind has found its way to Pennsylvania.  It's so windy that I've gone to the window and door  times already to see if a helicopter landed in my yard.  If it keeps up like this all the results of yesterday's rain will be gone by noon.

I put my little pork roast in the crock pot last night before I went to bed and in a little bit, I'll pick it apart and add the sauerkraut and let it simmer until I'm ready to eat my New Year's dinner.  Anyone who wants is welcome to join me.  I'm thinking around 1 p.m.

I might start to put the Christmas decorations away today...if I feel like it.  Today I'm not doing anything I don't feel like doing.  And if that includes "nothing", that's what I'm going to do!  What a way to start a new year!

I wish you all the best of everything, peace, love, health, friends, family and whatever makes your heart sing!

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Good morning. 

Happy New Year from MARYLAND  to all my friends !  I hope it will be a Happier and Healthier year for us all !

LARRY,  Thank you for adding the chicken and dumpling recipes to the folder.  It seems the more I read,  the more intimidating that Instant Pot makes me feel.  I KNOW I have to get over that feeling and I will.  I need to get a grocery order before I can fix anything.  My first thing is to do the "Water Test".  Once I get through that, I think I think I will feel better.  I am just so amused at the comments I am reading over on the Instant Pot's Facebook page.  At least, I am not alone in how I feel.  I have to build up my confidence. LOL

I did stay up and greet the New Year, but was not too long after that before I did go to bed. And, I did sleep pretty well.  Today is starting out a little dreary, but I think it is supposed to clear off.

Bubble, cute jokes to start off the New Year.

Jane,  Amy, Bubble, Rick, Lloyd  and Shirley...  A good morning to all of you early birds.

I have had my breakfast and now need to get on with my day. Nothing special is going on, so I don't have to be in a big hurry to get started.  Might even fit in a little nap.

Have a wonderful first day of 2019.



I'm sure I said "Happy New Year" in my sleep last night but in case I didn't I'll say it again.

Happy New Year! 
I wish for good health, good fortune, and Peace
for all the world!


Mary Ann

From the S&F menu this morning, I clicked on Soda Shoppe and up came a blank Reply box where I wrote Happy New Year and a few more words.  I have no idea where I posted because it wasn't here.

So, for the present - HAPPY NEW YEAR, Everyone.  I'll return when I'm awake.

Mary Ann

Mary Ann

I found the post I made elsewhere in a folder Soda Shoppe January 1, 2019. So I copied it and here it is.  I know that SS will be deleted soon.
Better twice than not at all.  MAT

Happy New Year to everyone!

I clicked on Soda Shoppe in the Menu and ended up here to a clean slate.  I'm not awake enough to post much but I can say I'm glad I made it into another year.

Best Wishes to all - and I'll be back later when I'm more awake.

Mary Ann


Hi Everyone and Happy New Year. We have another cloudy and warm day ahead. We have a 20% chance of rain throughout the day and that percentage goes up this evening. I am thankful as we start this new year that I am still around.  I don't have anything particular planned for today but do have several projects I can work on if I want to do so.  Pat and I plan on eating out for our main meal today, probably at Diablo's, which is one of our favorite places.  There are a lot of good games on this afternoon.  The University of Georgia plays at 8:20 this evening so I probably will not watch the game, or very much of it, as that is a very late start.

Bubble, thanks for the new page and great graphics and funny stories.  This is a good way to get the new year started. 

Jenny, it sounds like you made a good decision to let Bob do the driving to the airport.  You are so fortunate to have a large and loving family and now those precious grandchildren.  I can't image you having a blank schedule but expect you are ready for a few days of quiet relaxation and recovery from the last few weeks.  Glad your dad sounded better yesterday. 

Jane, I hope you enjoy your extra day off from work.  It was very nice of you to give you hours to the younger gal as one hour a day would make a pretty good dent in her paycheck.  I am not a great fan of Alfredo sauce either. Pat and I have lived away from most of our family all the years we have been married with the exception of the nine years we lived close to her sister in Independence, Missouri, the time we spent caring for my folks.  Of course, we have always lived fairly close to our children. I would think your grandson would have quite an adjustment going from living in Canada to moving to Mexico.  Jane, thanks for the dinner invitation to have some of the sauerkraut and pork. 

Shirley, too bad you weren't able to use more of your gas discount but what is past is past so put it behind you. I hope you got warm yesterday. 

June, like you I saw the New Year in behind closed eyelids.  Maybe one of the reasons God keeps you here is what you mean to all of us.  The same is true for Mary Ann and Lindancer as you all are an inspiration to me. 

Rammel, those old pressure cooker used to make some pretty good meals.

Lloyd, I hope this year will see you and Nancy on extended trips in your motor home.  It is time to relax and enjoy life.  I hope Nancy is feeling much better and soon you will be able to get away to Florida and miss that Missouri winter. 

Amy, I have wondered the same about starting a separate Index for Instant Pot recipes.  I could set it up in one discussion  with different categories.  A few of the recipes I noted as Instant Pot but I think there were a few I didn't.  I guess I can add that to my to-do list this new year.  I hope you didn't have too much snow and ice to shovel today. 

Joy, have you looked at any of the many videos available showing people making things with their Instant Pots.  That is how my wife got started as a picture is worth a thousand words. 


:party2: Happy New Year, Everyfriend :party:

2019 is starting out gloomy and brrrrr-cold in central Oklahoma.  I don't plan on sticking my nose out the door for the next few days.

However, Miss Ellen is coming this afternoon for a visit before she goes back to NYC on Thursday and
 Miss Emily is coming for lunch tomorrow before she goes back to Kansas on Saturday.
I expect Sir Carson to come for dinner one evening after work before he returns to college on the 12th.

 :smitten:  these one-on-one times with The Grands.

Off to see what's happening in the Rose Parade.


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Hello, just a short post to let you know I am OK. I twisted my left arm a few days ago and had it in a sling. Not as limber as I used to be and hard to type with one hand. Today is the first time my shoulder does not hurt as much but will not push it. One of my friends here brought me some pain gel and have been using it on my shoulder. Yesterday found out it is horse liniment. I had heard of it being used on people before but never though I would use it but it really eases the pain some.

Wonder how t he ones in Providence enjoyed the new year party in the city this year. It poured for hours last night. They have a huge ball to drop at midnight, wonder if they did. It is a bright sunny day here with 49°

Happy New Year 2019. May you all be healthy and happy and have PEACE in the new year.

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Mary Ann

January 01, 2019, 03:03:00 pm #22 Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 03:05:57 pm by Mary Ann
Gloria, thanks for the New Years card.  I get them too and never think to put one here.  On the other hand, you do put them here and I don't need to take over your fun.

I'm sorry about your arm and shoulder.  Interesting about the horse liniment and I'm glad it is helping you.

Grand Haven is quite calm and there is a man walking along the shore.

Happy New Year to everyone.

Mary Ann


Beautiful card, Gloria, sorry about the shoulder & had to grin about using the horse liniment. I had a couple ladies suggest something they used for super dry hands.... was what they used on cow udders but now advertised for "pet paw & nose moisturer (Bag Balm).  Fascinates me how anyone can create the fireworks & cards. I tried the Bag Balm but finally forgot about it when it came out with a different formula, didn't work as well. Thanks. Hope you get to feeling better.

I've been to church, breakfast with "the kids" and home to take a nap. I'm ready to get on with the day.  Sure hope 2019 will be a better year for all. 2018 was not too bad except for my son's emergency heart surgery and he is improving daily.

Callie, glad to see you are getting some "one on one" with the grands, a chance to pass on those tid bits of wisdom your mother & gr-mother offered you. 'Tis sure cold in Kansas, wind blowing had the feels like at -4 degrees when I got up.

Bubble, wish I could teach my computer to create like yours does. Great graphics!




Thank you for our nice new Soda Shoppe BUBBLE!

It was a cold New Years Eve here in the Mile High, so there were not many folks down town last night to enjoy the fireworks.  You could not have paid me enough to even stick my nose out the door! 

We have sunshine today, so it is very pretty to look out and see the snow, but it is very cold out. 

I sure wish you all a good first day of the year.



Shirley,  had to smile at your saying I could pass along generational wisdom to the granddaughters.  I do not come from that sort of family.  My mother's unmarried sister had quite a few "sayings" but I would classify them as "original observations" and sometimes "sassy" - not Words To Live By.

Plans changed and now both girls are coming tomorrow.  They are bringing lunch and I will have a few "go-withs" ready.
Ellen may get here before Emily does but we don't have anything secret to talk about.

I've spent almost all day in my office - catching up on "organizing" that I'd let slide for a while.  Feels good to have things back in place.

Now getting dark.  Time to close the blinds and pull in the latch string.

Sleep well, Everyfriend and have pleasant dreams. 

Lloyd Hammond

 Gloria we are as tough as horses especially in the head. we keep on our med. shelf. I bet it is absorbing junior. good stuff. don't worry it wont hurt you.i will tell you another old time remedy for Poisson Ivy in the summer when it attacks you. wash in a blacksmiths slack tub . don't laugh. have a great rest of the evening , I hope to see you all tomorrow. and Larry thanks for the encouraging words. sweet dreams and good night.





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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. I woke up at 3:30 A M and got up came in here and turned the computer on and got on line with Peter. we had a good time mostly talking about the good old times.I have a creaera on the Skype so we can enjoy like we are in person. we trad things like  spelled like same but defferant Like freinch fry's and patoes chips. Have a great day everyone.