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Soda Shoppe for January 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, January 14, 2019, 10:55:38 pm

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There was this guy at a bar, just looking at his drink.

 He stays like that for a half hour.

Then a big trouble making truck driver steps next to him, takes the drink from the guy, & just drinks it all down.

The poor man starts crying.

The truck driver says: "Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I'll buy you another drink. I just can't stand to see a man cry."

 "No, it's not that," the man replies, wiping his tears,

"This day is the worst of my life. First, I oversleep & I go in late to my office. My outraged boss fires me.

When I leave the building to go to my car, I find out it was stolen. The police say they can do nothing.

I get a cab to go home, & when I get out, I remember I left my wallet. The cab driver just drives away.

I go inside my house where I find my wife in bed with the gardener.

I leave my home, come to this bar, & just when I was thinking about putting an end to my life, you show up & drink my poison."


Wife to husband: Oh, today it is so hard to breathe !

Husband to wife: My dear, you shouldn't try anything that requires an effort...


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
-Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)


I'm here at the Soda Shop for a soda  ::)
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."



Sleep well, Everyfriend, and have pleasant dreams


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Good morning everyone...

Bubble ,thank you for the new start and the giggles too!

Snowing here now, beats the freezing rain they had talked about.

We had a good time yesterday and yes Jane I gave Julie a hug and happy birthday from you. Thank you for explaining to Shirley on the who and who is.

Today I am cleaning out a pantry, goodness knows what will be found in there but the time has come!!

Larry, hubby did get a pair of shoes but when he tried them again and walked about inside he said his feet slip in them. That is no good so back they go. He has trouble getting a good shoe to fit plus he has neuropathy in his feet so that doesn't help.

Joy, I did get to the fabric store but didn't buy anything. :) Maybe next time ??

Gloria, warmer here this morning  but we also have more snow to deal with later on.

Better get a move on a lot of little jobs to be done first.........should throw the ham bone in to cook and make pea soup later..

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, we are back in the mid teens t his morning but at least it is not very windy. Why can't we get those winds in the summer when it would be appreciated.

LARRY  I did not watch and of the Pat's games and found out Monday morning that they won. The laundry room here is on the main floor, 4 washers and 4 dryers. A few people do go down in the middle of the night to do their laundry. There are no apartments near it. That area had an exercise room on one side and a storage room on the other and across the hall is the mailroom and the library/computer room.

JANE  I heard on local TV yesterday that warned people they will get February's food stamps later this month and might not get more till March if the shutdown lasts much longer.

JUNE  glad the new med is helping you. I take most of my meds with food or after I eat.

BUBBLE  thank you for the new page to fill up. Great second graphic, had a good chuckle from it. Your quote is so right, we do need others around us. There is a couple here that  only are seen when they do their laundry or get their mail.  I like being with people too much to do that.

AMY  yesterday my CNA cleaned out my freezer. This fridge is so tall I can hardly look in it I still miss the fridge I had.

Snow in forecast for Thursday and Sunday. Something pretty to look out at.

Have a great day

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Good morning, Gloria, Amy, Jane and a big thank you to Bubble for the new page and the cute little jokes. Nice to see all you early birds.

I did sleep a little better last night.  I was up a couple times, but did go back to sleep.  It is a sunny morning, but still so cold. Only in the 20's.  There is still snow stuck to the pine trees, so I know it must be cold.

Gloria, you mentioned that you can watch movies on the computer??  Do you have the Amazon Prime?  Last night, I was looking for a movie on Amazon and just happened to see one called " One Special Night"  with James Garner and Julie Andrews.  I had never seen it or heard anything about it before, but it came out in 1999.  Now, how can you go wrong with James Garner and Julie Andrews???  It was a wonderful movie. A little sad at times, but the story lined was so comforting, that overtook the sad parts.  If you can find it, it is well worth watching.  There are a lot of movies on Amazon that I have never heard of before. 

I like to watch TCM, but lately, they have not been having many movies that I like. So many really old ones, horrors and murder kinds. I like a good mystery movie, but don't like murders or horror movies.

I have had breakfast and need to see what I can get into. I plan on playing cards tonight. 

Hope you all have a wonderful day.



Good Morning Everyone from the very cold buy dry,
rocky coast of Maine,

Thanks Joy for recommending "One Special Day"
on Prime,  with Julie Andrews and James Garner. 

I always loved both of these actors...
And James Garner....  makes my heart flutter!!!

What a HUNK!!

Have a good day,  everyone.

"The greatest glory in living,
lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall." - .

  Duluth Harbor Cams:


Hi, Rick, nice to see you in for a soda.....! Make mine strawberry, please........ :thumbup:

Joy, I loved that movie, at least I hope it's the one I'm thinking of... his wife in a mental hospital, etc?  Couldn't remember the name & always wanted to watch it again...that good. I'm a sucker for kindness & think James Garner picks the right parts... and a touch of ornery in the westerns. Do you remember the movie, "Cash McCall"? Long ago & I'd love to see that one again.
EDIT: I Googled One Special Day & it is One Special Night... (older movie with Day!) You had it right, Joy, & it is the one I've wanted to watch again. 

I went to bed early, didn't think I'd fall asleep but Fitbit tells me I did. Up at 5:00 am but didn't want to face the work lined up so went back to bed. Tiger cat had not moved off the bed, so we didn't wake up again until I had 8 hours & 56 min sleep! That is about a record for me.

We had freezing fog & my local all news radio station reported a massive crash to avoid, so I guess my brain turned off, last thing I remember.

Not sure what is going on with these cats. I've been serving them people salmon for breakfast for quite a while, then Tiger turned her nose up at it so I bought the people tuna (cheapest) at Walmart, which she approved up. Salmon went way up the last couple weeks so decided they could all have tuna. NONE of them want this batch of tuna, not even Tiger. Tom will anything in sight but the girls will go hungry instead. At 3 days I've let them get away with being spoiled, usually Tom will eat their food when I'm not watching. Today I put their dishes up, am wondering if something is wrong with this batch of tuna. Can says "wild caught" & distributed by... but NOT the country where it's packed. I know there's been times China pet foods were contaminated but thought "people food" would be safe. I know all of the packages of frozen fish (NOT coated) at Sam's is coming from China so I quit buying fish there. Most of the breaded frozen fish comes from the Pacific Northwest. I do have a problem with my foods coming from China, especially fish, considering their contaminated waters. What to do????


Hi Everyone. It is another cloudy morning and still chilly outside.  I am late getting here this morning as slept in until about 8:15 and would have slept longer except Pat woke me up.  My friend was here to work with me at 9 so didn't have any time to spare but did get my breakfast eaten.  There is nothing else on the schedule for today although I am hopeful that we can get out and go to Ruby Tuesday's for their $5 salad buffet, which makes a very good main meal.

Callie, it sounds like you have been keeping pretty busy.  Rain is certainly better than snow. 

Jane, it sounds like people with food stamps stock up early.  It wasn't your lucky day on the draw for the register to be assigned.  No wonder you were exhausted when your time was over.  Sure glad that didn't turn into an accident on the road to work.  I just checked the package and Costco calls them Bacon Crumbles.  They are in a sealed bag that doesn't have to be refrigerated until the bag is opened.  It has now been a long time since we purchased bacon and the Crumbles are so handy.

Shirley, I expect the same company makes the Bacon Crumbles and just changes the packaging for the company.  The one we get has the Kirkland brand, which is Costco's house brand.  I got a chuckle about Tom hanging out with a wild bunch.  Sometime ago I bought some wild caught tuna at Costco and didn't like it very much as it was stronger than the regularly canned tuna, which I eat a lot of. 

June, glad they are determined that you are still suffering form the pneumonia, which may be causing the way you are feeling and hope the new antibiotic will get rid of that problem for you so you can start enjoying your life again. 

Bubble, thanks for the new start and great graphics,  funnies and the Albert Schweitzer quote.  I can relate to that old man but what he is seeing in the mirror is unfortunately not what I see.  However, in my mind I can still see myself as I used to be. 

Rammel, I hope you found the type of soda you like here.  I don't see sodas on menus anymore I suppose because they don't have counter dispensers  like the old drug stores used to have. 

Amy, my wife sometimes some really old, outdated cans for packages of things in our pantry that have gotten pushed to the back that have to be thrown away.  Sorry the shoes slipped on your husbands feet and now have to be returned.  I haven't had that problem with the Johnston and Murphy new slip ons but have experienced it with other slip ons over the years.  I got these at a shoe specialty store that deals with foot problems.  I was not familiar with this brand but they fit very well.  You are slipping if you went to the fabric store and didn't buy anything.  At least that gives you a good reason to go back to see if you can do better the next time. :)

Gloria, is your building a controlled access building?  I take my meds usually with my breakfast and evening meals.  When we eat out in the middle of the day I will usually eat a couple of crackers in the evening when I take my meds.  Like you I like to be around other people.  We are social being and I don't think it is very healthy to isolate. 

Joy, I texted with my friend in Gaithersburg, Maryland yesterday and he said they ended up with 13 inches of snow.  The weather forecast sounds like several more snows and heavy rains are expected this weekend and the days to follow. 

Sandy, it is hard to beat some of those old actors like James Garner and Julie Andrews.


You can make your own bacon crumbles if you want to take the time.  Cut bacon strips in small pieces (such as 1/4 in by 1/4 in)**, fry 'til crisp, drain on paper towel, spread on baking sheet and freeze, place frozen pieces in plastic freezer bag and store in freezer.  When you want some bits just take a handful from freezer bag and add to whatever you are cooking such as omelet, scrambled eggs, etc.  I like them sprinkled on top of Mac 'n Cheese.

** Instead of 1/4 in. pieces I cut several bacon strips about 1/2 in. crosswise with a sharp knife before frying.  If the bits are too big you can always crumble them smaller with your hands when you add them to your main dish.

It seems to me that these have more flavor than the Bacon Crumbles that you buy in the store. 

Talk to you all later.


Good morning, EVERYFRIEND!

it was a cold one last night.....our snow is not melting much at all, even with the nice sunshine we have each day, and another storm is on the way! Our snow never lasts long here, but this time it sure is.

Thank you, BUBBLE, for our nice new SS. 

A fish and chips food truck has been recommended to us, and it will be fairly close to us today, so I think we will go check it out.  It has very high ratings, otherwise I would never even give it a try.

LARRY, I do wish a  Ruby Tuesday's was closer to us as I like the prices you quote for their specials.  We sure have noticed that the food prices have really gone up.  They blame it on the new minimum wage increasing. 

AMY, I am a bit concerned about you going to a fabric store and not buying anything......😍. Sorry to read you will have to return the shoes....good luck finding a pair that will work for your hubby.  My dad's friend ordered a pair of slip on shoes off the internet and I am sure wondering how that is going to work out for him?  It will be a miracle if they work out.....but I sure hope they do! 

JANE, I am sure glad the almost accident did not happen, but I can well believe it really shook you up.  Sorry you day was a stressful one for you, with having all the big orders to check out. 

SHIRLEY, one always wonder when the cat won't eat something iffy is OK.....but if Tom is eating it, it must be the girls just do not care for it.  My kitty will not eat any real chicken, Turky or the like, but he loves cold cut ham!  He gets so excited when he smells it....almost like cat nip to him!  He will eat turkey in canned cat food.

Wonder where Lloyd ended up parking the RV last night?  Hope we have a post from him soon.

I have had a few distractions so I best get this posted.

Sorry you continue  to feel under the weather, JUNE.  Take care of yourself. 

SANDY, I have watched a few movies on Amazon Prime the last few days....they have been entertaining however you have to keep an open mind as most of them are pretty wild, but entertaining.  The old movies are always a treat to watch.

Gotta go......

Enjoy your day....


January 15, 2019, 01:47:00 pm #17 Last Edit: January 15, 2019, 02:21:35 pm by Amy
Well, today is turning out different than we had thought!!
I did get the pantry cleaned out and bought a shoe holder that goes over the top of the door to hold all my plastic bags/freezer bags .All tidy now.

 Do you remember when I said we did behave on New Years Eve but didn't on New Years day?? We went to look at pups and today we will be bringing home a pup, a labradoodle x SND.  Kyle named his Jesse and he is marked just like Babe! Lots of fun ahead for sure. Have a cage all set up in the house and in the van for him. He will use the cage until he gets out of the pup p stage :)

Jenny, guess I am saving up for the big sale in Feb...can get great fabric for a good price.

Better go see what I need to put up out of a pups curious mind.

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 afternoon, we hurrah, we have had sun two days in a row.
Thanks Bubble for a new start. I remember when the milkman left the milk in winter, it would freeze and pop up.

Joy, I have been watching It Happy ONe Night since it first showed on TV as a Christmas show Then I bought the disc and watch it every Christmas. I mention it every year in the The TV program section, but no one every picked up on it. This movie has drama and humor. I also love to hear Julie Andrews sing, to me her voice is so clear. I have also seen her on Broadway.

Larry and Rammuel, we still have a Lunchroom and soda shop here in Riverhead, Last week the local paper had a write up about it. Same family have owned it for 50 year. still has black and white tile flour. Still can get a a good soda and other fountain drinks. Remember when most all drug stores had a soda fountain.

Shirley, About a month ago I was shopping at a fish counter in local grocery store, saw a sign said: LOcal Bay scallops reasonable price. While I am waiting for my order I started to read the fine print, and it said China. I stopped him. I thought I was get Peconic Bays which is right here.  They are world famous

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Larry, Johnston and Murphy is the brand my youngest son wears.... he always had to be careful about finding shoes that fit. Narrow heel with high arch... my other son, daughter & myself have these short fat feet, about as wide as they are long (slight exaggeration).

Amy, have you ever tried the UGGS insoles... real fur lined & so comfy they took care of my foot problem (Plantar Fasciitis) I had last summer. Even though they are wool fur, they are NOT too hot for summer tennis shoes. My daughter insisted I try them without sox... my feet don't sweat in them so a miracle. She gave me a pair & I ordered another.... for a pair of shoes I bought too big. Does require extra space in the shoes, but I'm sold on them.

Phyllis, I'm sure you are right about making your own crumbles... BUT, this bag is well worth the cost, in my opinion. I keep it in the frig door & pull it out when I reach for the eggs. I doubt it is much more expensive than the amount of bacon it would take to make so much. Try it, I think you will be surprised, I sure was. I'm only on my 2nd bag but will keep on until Sam's comes up with the Wright's thick sliced "maple flavored" packages. That stuff was so good. Have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnKOsfBTh6Y

Bubble, I thoroughly enjoyed the funnies & copied the saying for my daughter. She has spent her life bringing out the best in everyone. Thanks.

Jenn, Tom will eat anything & everything. He acts like he hasn't eaten in days if it's only been half an hour, seriously.

Oh, Amy, I'm jealous. I do want a dog but don't need the uproar with 3 cats terrified (well, 2 are terrified & Callie dared to draw blood on a German Shepherd's nose that got too close) of dogs. I think a "normal" cat would be a very good house or apartment pet, but these guys are feral & must have their freedom. Jessie is a good name, ask Jack, over in Photos.  :thumbup:

Gloria de... I can't imagine how/why fish can be imported that far & still be cheaper than what is caught local. I do remember the local drug stores with the soda fountain. The one I stopped at (when I had money) also had a few booths & could order an "open face roast beef sandwich"... best food in the world except for Mom's. I was always trying to gain weight so would have a malt instead of shake. Do you remember root beer floats?  Yum!

Laundry still running & must make another grocery run.  Have any of you tried "Aunt Nellie's pickled beets?"  My daughter says they are absolutely delicious, and we know they are good for us, right?  I do not eat enough veggies & know it. :-[

Lloyd Hammond

Good afternoon everyone. it is 2:24 PM here. we about 60 or so Miles west of Tallahassee on I !0. Nancy is fussing time to call it a day. Plenty of sun and light. I must follow orders, But will make a to long of a night and I do not like to drive in the night,the glare bothers me anymore. catch you all later.



Lloyd, hope you can get this link, we stayed at one of these campground in this area & thought it was great, hope it helps. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g3135628-d532095-Reviews-Grayton_Beach_State_Park-Grayton_Beach_Santa_Rosa_Beach_Florida.html  At least it may give you an idea of what is available. Good luck.... and think Nancy is right to stop early & find a place to walk around. Don't hurry home, still plenty of snow around & more to come if the weather guessers are right. Enjoy while you are there, that is a long drive.

Lloyd Hammond

Shirley got the email ok but, dumb Me never brought the printer.



Now, Lloyd, didn't you bring along a pencil/pen & note pad?  You really can still write down a few directions or phone numbers (or ask Nancy to help you)...  ;)  You know I'm teasing......That link should just be a clickable for you, works for me. Looks like quite a few campgrounds in that area.

Hey, June.... guess what?  You posted over in Photos & I talked to you right back, not thinking of where we were but think we BOTH thought we were posting in here.  Have a look, we are losing it, my dear! I don't usually visit any other discussions than these two. Posters are kind of slow over there.  I'm hoping Amy will show us a picture of the new kid.  :smitten:

I fell asleep a little after 5:00 & didn't wake up until 7:00. Cats were all outside, waiting at the door. I am not getting a lot of the sorting & cleaning out done, but will sleep when the mood hits. The body is in charge, right, June?


Good Night Everyfriend!  Sleep peacefully.  Wake refreshed!  And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone..

How can anything so tiny (10lbs.) make such a loud noise??He is missing his litter mates, I would think but will soon settle in (I hope).

Not a lot on today, just taking hubby for blood work and trying to keep up with this bundle of fur. He has a five second attention span at the moment.

We are in for a storm on the weekend so need to take stock on what we may need.

Better go see what is happening here...too quiet!

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


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! and

[/HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHIRLEY.  HOPE YOU CELEBRATE MANY MORE! :smitten:  :smitten:  :smitten: b]

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Good morning everyone, down to the upper teens this morning. Should be getting used to it by now. Snow in the forecast for Friday, possibly up to 8 inches in this area and then mor from Saturday night into Sunday morning. The Sunday one might have even more snow. About  time, only snow we had so far was in mid November. Another item on the news just now was that some Stop & Shop markets will have rots roaming the stores in place of those we see and give those workers time in the check outs. Now I think having all the check outs open would help get customers out faster. Then I have not been in a market in almost 4 years.
On TV a couple of days ago I heard them say they well release February food stamps in mid January and to make sure to budget how one uses them because there might no be any in March.

JOY  the movies I see on my computer are from YouTube. I have been watching some old musicals from the 1940's and enjoying them, just plain entertainment.

SHIRLEY  I am lucky I usually get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night and when I don't I feel sluggish all day. too much food comes from China, even frozen veggies.

LARRY  I wonder if we are all surprised when we look into a mirror. None of us looks like we used to. We all have a fob to use to get into this building and one of the rules is that we do not let anyone in that we do not know. After awhile living here we do get to know most of the visitors and who they are going to visit and most of us let them in. When we open the outside door into the foyer there is a panel with all the apartment numbers that a visitor pressed the right button and it rings in that apartment phone. We press a number on our phones to open the doors after they say who they are. Back door does not have that panel but still need the fob to open that door. There are some here who never leave their apartments, Not me, I make sure I go down stairs every day to see who is around and chat with them. I watch the ME channel on Saturday mornings and see some of those o westerns like Maverick and Palladin. During the week on ME I watch Perry Mason, always like seeing or reading a Who Done It programs and books.

PHYLLIS  I will fry a pound of bacon and out on paper towels and then I freeze them. Don't cut the bacon first and when cold easy to crumble them. I started doing that years ago.

JENNY  I like the old movies best. Better actors, too. Only a few of todays actors do I like.

AMY  oh boy a new puppy. You can train them your way where you cannot an older dog. OK what is a SND? A labradoodle I know.

GLORIA  de  I get so angry with food coming from China, what about our farmers and fishermen and other meat growers. Support our Americans. Even the clothes are not as good as when they were all from the good ole USA. The last  few years anything i bought with long sleeves and much too long, never had that problem when they were made here.

SHIRLEY  in the summer months there is an A&W root beer place open and they still make rootbeer floats. So good. Doubt we have that brand of pickled beets here but if I cannot find pickled ones I will drain the jar of beets and add vinegar to them. Happy Birthday have a great day and no work for you  today

LLOYD  better to stop early and not drive at night. My children all dislike night driving now. Enjoy your warmer weather where you are now.

AMY  every time we got a new puppy I would fill a bottle with hot water at night, wrap it in a towel and put it in their bed. Kept them happy and they would sleep all night.

Have a good day.

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Daughter woke me up early... checking to see if I had the cell phone on.  ;)  I've been keeping it on since the Cox mess up.

Thank you, Amy, Jane, & Gloria... icky day out so not sure what I'll be doing. I/we used to do the same with hot water in a jar to keep the baby critters warm & happy... & even resorted to adding a ticking alarm clock for the German Shepherd. She was only 4 weeks old when we got her & soon thought she was just one of "the kids". Since she grew up faster than they did, wasn't long she thought she was their other mother.