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Soda Shoppe for February 16, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, February 16, 2019, 03:58:43 AM

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"Two things are infinite:
The universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the universe."

― Albert Einstein


Snowing again, I hope it finds the stop button soon!!

Joy, my friend was on chemo med,if it dropped and broke open you had to wear a mask and gloves to pick it up....yet he could take it internally. This med worked for his cancer, longer than the oncologist thought it would. Once his blood numbers went wild and the Dr doubled the dose, when I took him to the hospital for an unrelated problem he told the nurse about the double dose. She said you can't be that is enough to kill an elephant! He related that back to his oncologist and the Dr said well,John it was either kill or cure and it worked out alright!!

Jane, David was to the south of you and phoned me  from Harrisburg ,no snow there but said you would be having some.

June is missing...
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

Thanks, Sandy.  Mother eagle looks so cold, but I think birds that stay north have some sort of insulation against the cold.

Mary Ann


JOY, when you roll the "noodles" for potpie, remember that they do expand a bit while cooking and if you roll them thicker it might take a little longer to cook to an edible state.

I'm going to go rest a bit.  Today was a very busy one at WM and I had two very busy registers.  Then  my cell phone disappeared and I had to crawl around inside the car looking for it.  I called it and could hear it ringing but I couldn't find it.  Seems it had lodged between the two seats and when I moved the seats to look under them, it moved too.  Fun and games!  Anyway, I'm beat and I'm going to check out the zzzzs on the sofa before I feed the doggies and me our supper. 

Larry, good to see you.  Now where's JUNE!

AMY, the snow didn't amount to much up here either.  Did David go through this area?

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[size=4 Good evening scatted snow showers were in the weather report to day.

Felt better to day then O have felt in a long time.  Even thinking about teaching a class in Homemakers. I will offer it Friday if I go.  Iwill teach a dish towel bunny, it is one dish towel and two dish cloths and ribbon or one hand towel and two face cloths. Makes a cut gift. and I pin a saying on it; I Am your towel Bunny,    When you get tired of me, Untie my bows, I will be two wash cloths and a drying towel. I do things like this to keep me out of trouble :D I am not getting out like I use to, so I have to do something.  Just finished a pray shawl for some patient in the hospital. Always get a nice letter from the chaplin when I make one. God is keeping me on this earth to do something, I guess

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I'm off to Dreamland soon.  I have to go out and put the car in the carport before I go to bed because snow showers are predicted overnight.  I brought them on again but it wasn't my fault this time.  I had the car under cover then I had to take it back out so I could get at the floors to find my lost cell phone.  I found it but I didn't put the car back.

Now I'm going to go do that and then chase the doggies out for a last "go" and then hit the hay.  I have dentist appointment tomorrow and I've already postponed it for two snow storms so I want to be sure to make it this time. 

I wish you all pleasant dreams and may God bless us, every one!

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February 28, 2019, 12:52:30 AM #186 Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 01:06:40 AM by Denver
I am sure worried about Our JUNE.  NOT good to not have a post from her.  I ask Our Good Lord to keep his loving arms around her. 

JANE, we have lost our cell phones between our car seats and they are near to impossible to get them out, so I can relate.  I hope the snow holds off so you can get to your dental appointment tomorrow.

GLORIA de, I was so pleased to read that you had such a good day.....your dish towel bunny sounds very cute.  Your prayer shawl must be very appreciated. 

AMY,  your story on the chemo meds is frightening!  The doctors response is unbelievable.  I, too, sure hope the meds will work for your Kyle, and will not cause him more problems.

What fun, MARYANN, getting to spend time with the girls.  They are at such a cute age now. 

LARRY, I hope your trip to the doctor went well and did not wear you out totally.  Happy your new iPad arrived before you expected it and seems to be meeting up to your needs. 

I spoke to Diane this evening and she said she is getting very concerned for my dad, and she sure is glad we are coming.  I talked to him every day and he sounds good, his voice is strong.  He however never tells me any details about himself.  I am sure glad we are going, but Tuesday seems further away than I would like. 

I must get to bed....pleasant dreams to all. 



[Good early morning been snowing all night another cannot sleep night. Right now I am having my Ovaltine, and an Everything bagel later will put the coffee on and have the other half bagel.

Good morning Larry, wish you could join me.

Jenny see you have already posted early or was it just late. I know your dad is looking forward to seeing you. I know talking on the phone I never say how I really feel.  My grandson who had the tuma on his spine a few years ago and spent nearly a year in hospitals calls me once a week.  I believe in that saying: Miracles Do Happen. They had said he would not walk again. He's now back working.

Amy, hope the meds. work.  I is scary reading all the side effects. One of mine I stop taking as it said it could cause memory loss, I do not need that 95 :)

MaryAnn, how nice you got to spend time with the twins.  I have been looking at NY Harbor and the Vernarrows Bridge.  I read in the paper yesterday the toll will be $19. next month :o Also Been looking at times square, surprise  to see so many people walking around. Not snowing in the city. Still dark out in Duluth. Maybe I will hope back into bed. I see it is getting daylight. Paperman just left the paper

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. it is 19º and cloudy calling for a high of 26º for the high and partly sunny today. hope you all have a great day just as you like.



Good morning everyone..

-22° F out there but a sunny day it is to be. I do have a wee dance with the snow blower this morning and Mr
Mop has been sulking so a waltz with him later.

Jane, I don't know which way he went but the next time I talk with him I will ask. Think he is on his way to NC.

Jenny, have a safe trip to see your Dad. Is there any way he and Dianne would go into a retirement home?

Gloria de, we like the everything bagel with cream cheese. Your bunny sounds cute and would love see photos of your prayer shawl and bunny.

Lloyd, good morning, have you found a man to fix your bumper yet?

Mary Ann, the twins would be so cute to watch. Do they dress alike?

The morning is going faster than I want to move but I had better.

Now to hear from  Joy, Shirley and June

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'm up and attem and we didn't get the amount of snow that was predicted so I'll be fine when I go to the dentist around noon. 

I opted NOT to go back out last night and the car seems to be OK.  No ice on the windshield.  Snow is predicted for later today so I'm going to try to get my outside errands done this morning.  And there is a big one predicted for the weekend.  I'd be happy if it didn't amount to much.  SPRING, WHERE ARE YOU!

Enjoy your day Everyfriend.  Make it yours in every way!

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Good morning.  

Jane, we are supposed to have some snow tomorrow morning and I probably won't get to go out to lunch with some friends and family.  We are just going to play it by ear, for now. But, it doesn't sound too promising.  Glad that you will be able to get to your appointment.  I know I had to change 2 doctor's appointments due to the snow.  Couldn't get new ones until the end of March. 

I know we are supposed to have a rainy week end, but didn't hear any mention of snow.  So, hopefully, you will be able to just keep it up your way. LOL

It is a very pretty and sunny day out my window right now.

I mentioned over in the Soda Shoppe, that the several boards that I post in have been very slow.  I am hoping that everyone just is so tired of the cold, snow and wind that they just don't have anything better to talk about.

So, hopefully, the new month will be forth a new awakening.  Sure would hate for this site to fold up.

Have a good day.


Mary Ann

At 10 am, morning is nearly over and here I sit at the computer.  I don't have anything special to do today, just more of the same.  The sun is shining but we won't get out of the 20s today.  Spring will come!

Yes, I had a wonderful time with the girls the other evening.  They keep each other company and provide entertainment for each other.  Amy, when the girls were born, someone, probably from their church, gave them a lot of hand-me-downs and they're still using those.  Sometimes their clothes are close in looks, but not usually.  If I get ambitious, I'll see if I have any decent pictures of them and send them to Bubble to post - but don't hold your breath!

Jenny, I worry about your father too because he is the same age as I am.  I feel fine, but I know I can't do what I used to do and I don't even try.  I will tell you that Tom and his kids take very good care of me.  The other families do not live near me so they can't help. 

I wonder, too, about June.

Mary Ann

Lloyd Hammond

February 28, 2019, 10:36:53 AM #193 Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 10:44:15 AM by Lloyd Hammond
AMY I am no longer able to take the cold like that. back when I was hauling horses to grinville Canada I had a full beard and down on to my chest to the top the pockets on the top my bib overhauls. when we got there I was on the passenger side.
got out of the truck walked around the front and the length of the tractor and trailer up the steps an about 20' more feet into the barn. had four icesickles. on my mustache about 4" long from the breath from my nostrils freezing. you may have it, I will love you long distance and or cone see you all when it is warm weather up there. I bet you have a good place to fish up there if we can fish reasonable for fishing licenses there. here in mo at our age we are no longer reqired to have one. see you later.




Cold in this neck of the woods but to get a little warmer than yesterday. Strange weather~~

Cats have been fed, they sure don't like the latest tuna (cheapest) that I got them, all 3 left it in their dish this morning & just opened the can yesterday. Salmon has gone way up so I thought I'd give them a spoon full of tuna to stretch the salmon out (breakfast).... Something different about this batch... scary part it is "people" tuna & must not be the same quality as what I was getting before.

Time to feed me, I hard boiled eggs yesterday so will have one with a bowl of oatmeal. I still only eat the old fashioned kind that you have to cook & put milk & sugar in. My daughter has been eating it but puts in different kinds of fresh fruit & nuts after it is cooked. She has turned her diet around & lost every ounce she wanted, her doctor is amazed that all vitals are perfect without meds.

Jenn, was thinking about your father & wondering if he has friends to talk to about their aches & pains if maybe he would realize that he isn't the only one with back problems "as we age".  The old saying, "misery loves company" is true, I think, even if it means we have to realize that sometimes others are really worse off than we are.... Does he have any hobbies to take his mind off?  To be honest, these cats helped Cas through the days. They would visit with him any time he was near and old LaurenKat would follow him inside & out, begging to be held. She was such a tiny little thing compared with these others. I would much rather have a dog that could go on a leash with me but the cats have earned a happy life.

You girls in the east are seeing a lot more snow that my area... I've been begging for it all winter & nothing. I do "picture it" (thanks, Sophia)...when y'all talk about it, so thanks!

Onward! Andy called to say his grands are both home with the flu so he is doing prep work for his classes tomorrow... mid-term already. He admits the pay is not worth the time spent but he feels like he is investing "in the next generation" by helping them understand what type workers these companies need. From what I heard from others, he got very good ratings on his teaching skills. He goes to get his grands up 3 days a week, so they don't have to rush & be dropped off when Mom & Dad goes to work. He doesn't know what "retirement" is, so far he has 2 extra paying jobs & spends other days taking care of his grands.

This is not getting my day off to a good start... eating breakfast & getting dressed at 9:30.. half the day is gone!  :-[  Oops, Hi, Joy, Mary Ann & Lloyd!


Hi Everyone. We are expecting it to get to around 70 degrees today with some rain later in the day.  My visit to the pacemaker clinic went well yesterday and my battery should last about 15 months more before the pacemaker/defibrillator will need to be replaced.  The technician told me they do that at my cardiologists office since it is a simple procedure as long as the three wires into the heart are in good shape.  Scott had been to the dentist yesterday morning for a crown preparation so he wasn't feeling very good and didn't spend any time with us.  His jaws were aching but the dentist gave him a prescription for something to help relax this jaws and he was feeling better last evening.  He will be out again late this afternoon to have dinner with us.  He is bringing pizza and a few other things for our dinner tonight with something we can freeze for later meals.  He said he would stop by his store and make the pizza himself and then bring it out here uncooked so we can have it fresh out of the oven.  I was pretty tired all day yesterday but do feel less tired today and plan to take things nice and quiet.  Last night after using my oxygen concentrator for 3 hours it dies and wouldn't restart.  I called about it this morning and they have already brought out another unit.  Fortunately I am not dependent on the oxygen as many people are so I still had a good night's sleep.

Amy, you all don't seem to get much relief from the snow and bad weather.  I hope your waltz with your snow blower and Mr. Mop aren't too tiring for you today. 

Jane, I have had things drop down between seats and it is a job to get them out.  I have usually been able to get things out by using a ruler or something else thin.  At least you knew you hadn't lost your phone. 

Lindancer, nice to see you were feeling better and thinking about teaching another class.  I think my volunteering to do much of anything at a future day is pretty much over since I seem to be so day-by-day and my last commitment I had to resign from with my Al-Anon group.  I no longer sign up to Chair future meeting when the calendar is passed for this reason although I am going to have to get a lot better and stronger before I will be able participate in the group again. I also wish I could join you in a cup of Ovaltime.  I don't think I have had that since I was a child.  A bridge toll of $19 is very high. 

Jane, hope your dentist appointment went well today and your got your outside activities accomplished before you got more snow. My SIL told us yesterday that they are expecting another big snow storm starting Sunday. 

Jenny, as busy as your stay these next few days until you can return to Phoenix to be with your dad hopefully will go quickly. 

Lloyd, not very warm out your way. 

Shirley, you have spoiled your cats and they want their salmon back.  Pat often boils from eggs and recently she found she could slice one and put it on her toast with some cheese and bacon bits for her breakfast meal.  She also likes oatmeal.  Glad is able to remain very active after his serious illness. 

I have not written to those of you I left comments with in Norm's B&T discussion.  I have to occupy the whole morning writing on these discussions and handling a few other things.  I am about ready to lay down and rest.


Larry, Cas' pacemaker/defib was Boston Scientific and the tech with them visited the cardiologist's office when it was used to get both sides of his heart in "sync" and again after his fall. The first time he was afraid they might have worn out the battery since they had to shock him several times before it worked. They had used the "paddles" the EMS & others use to jolt the heart when it stops, but they weren't strong enough. The nurse did tell me that the defib "would lift his body off the gurney". He was numbed/asleep, so wouldn't know & I did explain to him the next morning what the nurse said when he complained about his chest hurting. Doctors didn't tell him it would be sore later. Anyway, the doctor assured him it did not wear out the battery. When they pointed out the time of evening he fell and later in the week, the time of day his heart raced, etc., was the first time he realized they could track his every movement no matter where he was. He thought it only gave them information when he was near the monitor (like in bed). He was told that he was the first person in KS to receive the small pacemaker/defib., it was about the size of a pack of cigarettes. He had a terrible time with the "pocket" created in his upper chest, to hold it. Kept getting infected so the doctor would have to "scrape it out".... painful. Hope yours has not been as much trouble... I think his was implanted in late 2011.

When my mother died she had not been diagnosed with the valve problem, but at that time (before 1988) I never heard of the Echo, etc. She had a twin sister, a brother & many nieces & nephews with same symptoms & several of us MY generation, have had the aortic valve replaced. That was not Andy's problem (inherited) but since his has already been replaced, something he will need to have checked out the rest of his life.

My cartio told me mine is just fine but I still want to check out the stats, he had me down as "asymptomatic" my last check before surgery! He can't imagine this pink bunny running around with severe problems. Got him fooled, huh?  Seriously, good & bad of that is he does go along with me about the meds but when I explain I am short winded, that doesn't fit in with his image of someone with a problem.

All that being said, point is, research & all have given us a new chance at life and if you hang in there, hopefully your doctors will find a fix for you. Got to keep your muscles in good shape so don't get lazy. <she is smiling as she types this>. Hugs to you....


[Good afternoon, went backto bed at 6Am and woke up at 9am feel better, but still light headed once in awhile.

Larry, I was raised on the non flavored Ovaline and orange eggnog for breakfast. Had all the decoder rings and buttons, Listen to Orphan Annie in the afternoon. They would give you a secret sentence you had to decode. You had to send in the top to the Ovaltine to get your botton.  did not take much to keep us children happy in those days. I am sure this was way before your time. When I turn 16 I was allowed coffee with lot of milk, to wear Tangee lipstick and use Evening in Paris perfume.  All bought in Kresge 5&10 I have something to smile about when I look back. Sweet 16 was the turning point in a girls life in those days

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Gloria de.... since I practically "lived" my brothers lives, I know all you are talking about. They also had the decoder rings & saved for everything free. They made the crystal radios with Oatmeal boxes, all very exciting to me. My sister was in to paper dolls & made clothes for them out of magazine pages or even wall paper. Not my style. It seemed to me that we ate cereal for what came in the boxes besides cereal and my brothers had all the fun!

Where we lived on a hill with a back yard that was filled with trees, beyond that the hill went way down with a creek at the bottom where my brothers & friends dug a cave into the side of the bank, tall enough to walk around in. On the other side of the creek was the "tailings" of the button factory that was half way up the next hill. My brothers would cross the creek & the railroad tracks and find rejected buttons that were treasures. Back in those days the buttons really were special, maybe some even hand made. Since they were "dumped" it was okay for them to search for the pretty ones. Like you said, it didn't take much to make us happy. I do remember everyone talking about the hobos that would get off the trains & spend the night in the cave, worried Mother but Dad thought the hobos were nice, just a different life style. He met a lot of them when he first started with the railroad & went out to fix the signals to make sure all were working. The hobos would invite him to eat their turtle soup or whatever they had cooked up. Many times he would take me to the "roundhouse" to check something out and I would get to stand up close to the trains. My sister was never interested in any part of that life but I've always loved watching people. Glad you are feeling better.

Mary Ann

Shirley - crystal radios - my dad made a couple for me.  I didn't do it myself, but I did enjoy listening to mine.  I'm trying to think how they worked.

I think I had a decoder ring from some program and Norm and I listened to all of the kids programs in those days.  Mother listened to her soaps during the day and we had the radio around suppertime, then the family listened to the weekly programs.  I watch so little TV that replaced the radio programs.  When my mother watched, those programs were only 15 minutes long.  When I went to high school, I'd come home and ask Mother about what went on with the programs.  I was a Detroit Tiger fan and listened to the games after school when I could.  If a Tiger got a homer, I'd holler loud enough I am sure neighbors up the street could hear me.  I also had paper dolls, but not many. I'd cut models from Wards and/or Sears catalogs for some of my paper dolls, although I did buy books occasionally. I read a lot of books in those days.  Oh, we played outside a lot, all of the neighborhood kids and we had fields to play in.  Those were the days!

Mary Ann


Both dances went well and I was glad to let my partners stand in the corner when done. My desk got a purging and the fire was the recipient of the papers that were not needed.

Gloria de, I still have some Evening In Paris  powder and I loved the perfume.

Jane, I talked with David and yes he did go through your area...and he enjoyed telling me that the temp where he was calling from was 56°!!!  Not sure when he will be home but if it is by Mon he came come to lunch with daughter in love, Kyle and I.

Larry, happy to read your visit to the pacemaker clinic went well. Enjoy your pizza!!

Joy, we are also in for more snow this weekend.

Now we have Gloria missing??
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

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


AMY, I'm like Cindy....Did he at least wave when he drove past here?

When we were kids my grandfather got my sister and me a little radio for in our bedroom.  Sometimes we listened to it later than we should have.  I'm sure my parents knew this but back then, we thought we were gettina away with something.  I remember all the old shows and they were good!  Played paper dolls too but loved being outside winter and summer.  Ice skated and went sledding in the winter and roller skated and rode bikes in the nice weather.  It was a good life!

Dentist visit was OK and my teeth are all clean and ready for another 6 months of use. 

I'll be off to bed pretty soon so I'll wish you all a good night and a great tomorrow! 

I'll be watching for June and too, Larry!

Didn't see Phyllis, either.

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