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  • brian: how many months has it been?   LOL
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    September 11, 2019, 07:34:27 am
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    September 08, 2019, 01:08:11 pm
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    September 07, 2019, 11:45:04 am
  • brian: well bubble   ask the  person who  brought  his  name up ------   I merely answered a  query   on how to  contact him   via   email
    September 07, 2019, 11:18:08 am
  • so_P_bubble: So why bring his name here??? Idle talk?  ktsssss...ktsssss....
    September 07, 2019, 04:06:43 am
  • brian: Amy  nobody  ever  said  mavens owns anything  but his  own room
    September 06, 2019, 11:07:32 am
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    September 05, 2019, 11:26:34 am
  • Amy: Shirleyn, Bubble will hel you. Mavens does NOT own this forum.
    September 04, 2019, 04:25:37 pm
  • brian: shirly  i tink its  uncle   if tat  doesnt  work    go to  [link] its  likely on his  home  page
    September 04, 2019, 10:55:41 am
  • shirleyn: Thanks AMy, I am trying the computer section.  I had already tried the button.
    September 04, 2019, 07:51:11 am
  • Amy: Shirley on the right side ther is a button,no alerts or emails. Try clicking on that ,or go to the computer help section and  Rammel will help you with the problem.
    September 03, 2019, 08:45:56 pm
  • shirleyn: brian, what is owner mavens email address?
    September 03, 2019, 08:11:54 pm
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    September 03, 2019, 08:08:50 pm
  • shirleyn: HELP!  Can anyone help?  I am receiving over 500 emails a day from Seniors and Friends, some times more.  How can I stop them?  Anyone?
    September 03, 2019, 07:53:13 pm
  • Amy: Pooch, thank you, that should make his grandchild proud :)
    September 02, 2019, 02:22:03 pm
  • Pooch1: Amy, many years ago Brian bragged that he'd been kicked out of better chat rooms than SeniorNet.  Perhaps he has no alternatives left?
    September 02, 2019, 12:52:44 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good advice, Brian.  I don't think you will see a chatroom here any time soon...
    September 02, 2019, 12:10:07 pm

Soda Shoppe for March 1,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, March 01, 2019, 12:36:22 am

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I'm up, I'm off, kept one eye on the clock last night.  ::) Fitbit tells me I had 4+ hours sleep with minutes of the deep sleep, I'll live. Cats fed, next is Shirley & then dress for church.  Wishing everyone a Super Sunday!


Me too, SHIRLEY!  I'm up, the dogs had their pills, the boinger is set and I'm off to the shower.  I don't have something to tell me how much sleep I got so I'm going with "I went to bed at 10:30 and got up at 5:15 a.m."  That's my "head time".  The clock said it was 6:15 but it lies all summer!

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G'Morning all. As promisd, i had a look and found the site i was told about, in the past i must have passed the village many times but never noticed the Church before!,i hope you will find this walk interesting, especially the memorial tablet inside the old Norman Church, a timely eminder for us all i think, also notice in the background the very early wild Daffodils in bloom, a sure sign of spring on it's way.
Shirley. if you google this site> walking with the taxie driver <then click on 'WALKS' you might find what you are looking for ?, hope you all enjoy the site anyhow, Cheers.
                                         Roley.  :thumbup:


I am up ....but now I have a dance with the snow blower. So will say Good morning everyone and I shall be back after the dance.  [yet
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. weather guesser says 31º and mostly clear but we are supposed to get more rain this afternoon. that lady is now saying we are supposed to get more rain with some snow mix Tuesday and Wednesday oh well what ever will be will be. Have a great day and a better day tomorrow.



Good morning everyone, light dusting of snow on the ground already. A winter mix is in the forecast for today. Warmest start of the day is quite awhile. 28°. Snow is one thing but weather guessers are saying rain and sleet along with snow. No going out again for me. Yesterday went into the mid 40's and it felt warmer sitting in the sunshine. I must have been outside about 3 hours yesterday enjoying it. I must ge one of the few people that changing the clocks twice a year never bothered.

LARRY  getting your income tax ready I hope does not take all your energy. Watching the news one day at the end of the week when Alex Trebek  announced his health problem. He always looks so healthy. Jeopardy is the only game show I watch and I always liked him, he is dignified and never acts stupid like some of them do.

JOY  I never posted in Bait and Tackle. These days it is all I can do to post here in the SS once a day.

GLORIA de  I have been satisfied with all my orders from PeaPod. So far they have all been middle age drivers and all polite and helpful.

AMY  nothing smells as good as clothes hung outside to dry. We do have some clothes lines in the back here and how I wish I could hang clothes out. I would not be able to reach up to the lines anymore.

SHIRLEY  last cantalope I enjoyed was in San Diego. Picked ripe and so tasty and juicy, just about melting in my mouth. Never buy then anymore, no taste. Got spoiled with really fresh ones. I have a clock on the wall in the kitchen, I cannot reach it and when my son came yesterday first thing he did was change the time on it. This time it is easier to go forward with my alarm clock but the turn back is a big pain. Another thing I hate about Cox cable I have sports, language and selling channels I have to pay for and NEVER turn to any of them. As they say -they are part of the package I pay for. Baloney. I cannot eat chicken without cranberry sauce. I will cook up fresh cranberries in the fall, when they are available, and freeze in small containers.

LLOYD  at least you had rain and not snow.

JANE  hope the time didn't throw you and your fur babies for a loop today.

PETER  I enjoyed yesterday's walk and look forward to watching the one you posted today. I always watch them after I have posted here.

AMY  glad I no lo have to clean away any snow.

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Good Morning Everyone... 
It will soon start snowing which
will turn later to sleet and rain
and then stop and start to warm up.

I have changed all of my clocks that
don't change them self..
"Spring Ahead,  Fall Behind", 
don't forget which way to turn them.

Shirley  Regarding using a FITBIT... 

Personally that would drive me crazy,
like having to use my blood pressure
machine daily... 

Soon they would take over my life and
dictate to me just how I feel or scare
me to death... 

Bless  you for being able to use
a Fitbit and not have it drive
you crazy.    :crazy2: 

Sandy  :D

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.
  Duluth Harbor Cams:


Waltzing is done for the time being. Snow, rain and now freezing rain ....wait 5 min and it will change....high winds also that blew the snow back on me.

Need to put the yogurt I made yesterday away in jars and freeze some of the whey, I really like using it to make bread.

Gloria, great to hear you enjoyed the outside, after being in for a long time getting out in the fresh air is nice.

Roley, thank you for another arm chair stroll. Will take it after I get the kitchen back in order.

Lloyd, did you get your motor home back yet?

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


Well, I made it to church in spite of the time change and the sleet this morning.  Now I'm on a search for my phone.  I've lost it again and it's not in the house or the car because I called it and it didn't ring around here.  What to do?

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Did you leave it at Cathy's or work Jane?
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


] Hi Everyone. Had just started my morning posting and eating my breakfast when Scott drove in. It was 12.15 when he left. Pat has been yhaving problems keeping her laptop connected to the internet. He worked on it for awhile and hopefully got it fixed. It this doesn't solve the problem then going to switch her to my computer that I am not using now and put hers back to factory condition. However right now don't have the energy to work on it. I have read through the posting but not going to offer any indivual comments.


I found the phone!  It was in the car.  I must have just been too far away to hear it and it stopped before I got the door open.  The second time I tried, I opened the car door first and I heard the first ring.

I love the convenience of the cell phone and the fact that if anything happens when I'm out on the road, I'm not stuck.  But some of us were just not made responsible enough to have them and I'm one of those people.  You know....that dumb old lady with the bad memory!

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Jane,  you are not alone in getting frustrated with a cell phone!  I still can't get mine to allow me to answer a phone call!
Neither do I have (or want) something around my wrist telling me how many "this and that" I've done.  Too old and cranky to allow some machine giving me instructions!!

I thought I'd lost my check book last week.  Even went through the big trash bin after it had been put out for collection.  Finally discovered it had fallen off my purse (where I'd put it so I wouldn't forget to take it with me) and had landed behind my dresser. Thank goodness I was able to nudge it out with the yardstick!

Church services were cancelled last week because of ice and I hadn't been the week before because it was bitterly cold.  So it was nice to be able to go today and then go OTL as usual.  It took the Lunch Bunch quite a while to catch up settling all the problems of our world -  as if anyone cared about our opinions.  :)

This is opening weekend for Miss Ellen's show in Lauderhill Florida.  Someone connected with the theater posted a lot of pictures of Opening Night.  I noticed that Ellen was the only one of the Ensemble whose  individual picture was "tagged" with her name. 
She is part of a group performing as fish in an aquatic show (not actually in water) and another picture had given the fish names.    I thought hers was "Anchovy" but she said it was "Prawn".  So I told her it would be easier to think of her as a shrimp than as a pizza topping.  (We were texting and she didn't reply to that one.  I could see her rolling her eyes "Ohhh, Gammy!".  :) :) )

Miss Emily was named to the Honor Roll of the Fall trimester at Chiropractic College. This was one of the toughest trimesters in terms of curriculum so we are all very proud of her accomplishment.

My daffodils were bent over with ice last week but two days of sunshine straightened them up and popped them open.  So lovely to see spots of color in the flower beds.
Birds look as if they're getting busy building nests.  The Carolina wrens sometimes find an unusual place on a patio or in a flower pot.  Will have to stay aware.

Busy week ahead.  I'm trying to be glad it's just rain that's forecast instead of ice....but I don't like any kind of wet weather.  Oh, well.

Hope Everyfriend Everywhere is having an Enjoyable Day.

Mary Ann

Jane, I'm glad you found your phone.  Dot and I were talking about them today.  Neither of us has a Smart phone and we both have TracFones that we carry in our purses and cars for emergency purposes.  I don't drive now and Tom has a phone that is wired to him (!) but I do carry my TracFone just in case.

Dot and I went to church this morning as usual and I think most everyone was there in spite of the time change.  I laugh about the time change because it happens only twice a year and many of us (but not Gloria) gripe about it.  I think it is changing the clocks we have around, at least those that don't change automatically.  I have two to change yet and one of those I tried, but it would not change.  Minutes changed, but not the hour.  I have to admit when I changed the clock by my bed, I went backward and it was later in the day that I realized I had Sprung backward.  I know better.

I wish I had some daffodils in my yard as they are so pretty and cheerful.  I've got to look to see if my neighbor left my snowdrops alone.  She has taken over my area beneath my kitchen window but she doesn't pay attention to what I tell her or what I'd like.  It will be interesting this year because she planted a section of seeded "fabric" and I know it will reseed itself.  I don't complain to her because I can't do things myself and with her efforts I have flowers.

Regarding Norm's Boat and Tackle, it is similar to the Soda Shoppe.  We talk about different subjects than here, mostly because our interests are different.  I post in both places and rarely mention the same things.  Even so, I talk a lot!

Mary Ann


I've misplaced my phone twice that I had to ask if anyone turned it in at work so they all know what a ditz I am and now everyone at my church knows, too.  And all three times it was in my car! 

Now I'm going to bed.  It's almost 10 oclock but that's only in my head.  On the clock, it's almost 11 oclock.  And I have to tell you, my alarm clock is changed and the clocks on the stove and the microwave are both changed.  The ones on the computer, phone and iPad all took care of themselves.  I just realized that I still have to do the house phone.  And I never change the one in the car.  I just run an hour off for 6 months out of the year.

I wish I had daffodils!  It would be a sure sign of Spring but I'm afraid I'll have to wait.

Good night Everyfriend, and may God bless us, every one!

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Just wanted to stop by to see how EVERYFRIEND is doing?

I see most of you commented on "springing forward"!  No springing around you know most of Arizona does not change time.  We will get to change all of the clocks when we get home.  I personally wish we would not change time!  I see no need in it.

Only one more full day with my dad......I think he is in much better shape now than he was when we arrived.  He has been eating and getting more interfaceing and it seems to agree with him.  I am truly sad that it is nearly time for us to head back to Colorado.

I wish you all a good night.  Pleasant dreams.


Checking in but not much to say this morning. Another 4 hours sleep (same as yesterday), no nap yesterday so am having trouble thinking right now. More sleep some time today!  As Callie would say, "Have a Merry Monday"....  :thumbup: Looks like we are in for a wet week.


Good morning everyone, for a change the day is starting above freezing, 33° now. Supposed to be a nice day and into the 40's. Good I will get out again. Yesterday was not as bad as the forecast but it was a gloomy day.

AMY  I love getting out in the fresh air. Get to see others at the same time. Used to see a lot down in the lobby and the library but lately every one seems to be staying in their apartments. This is not a place where people visit in each others apartments. Every one is friendly though.

JANE  you will have to start tying your cell phone to you in someway so you do not lose it again. That or wear a fanny pack and keeping it in there.

LARRY  glad Scott could help Pat with her laptop. Darn computers can be a pain in the neck but what would we do without them now.

JANE  glad you found your cell phone.  If you were dumb you would not be able to do the job you have or all the things you do. Wish I was half as smart as you are.

CALLIE  you have to be popping your buttons with pride for your grands. All smart like you. I sure would love seeing some early flowers starting to show here but with the ground still covered in snow it will be weeks before that happens.

MARY ANN  I usually change my clocks on the Saturday afternoon and start getting used to it before it starts. My daughter is happy living in Arizona, no time change twice a year there.

JANE  like you I never changed the clack in my car. Half the year it was right so I knew it and it did not bother me.

JENNY  glad you will be leaving you Dad feeling better than when you got there.

SHIRLEY  wow you posted early today.  You beat everyone else.

Have a good day.

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Good morning everyone..
More snow to deal with this morning. Hope this is it for the week!!
Hubby has two appointments in town so will get ready for that.

Jenny , happy to read your Dad is doing better. Could you Skype with him each day?

Jane glad you found your phone, frustrating when that happens!

Gloria, I would love some 40° weather right now.

Wish we would hear from June..

Better get a move on

Take care 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!  I've been up for a while but had to make doggie food this morning.  I did that while waiting for their pill boinger.  I had just got around to finishing reading in here when the boinger went and it was time to feed them and get my breakfast.  So here we all are.

JENNY, I'm so glad your father is feeling somewhat better.  I'm sure your presence worked wonders!  I know, when Cathy drops in on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, I feel better!

I'll be off to my place behind the counter at Wally World today.  I hope I don't lose my phone again!

I hope you all have a great day!  Make it your own in every way.

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Almost more "droopy drawers".  WOW!  that took a long time! 

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Good morning to all the early birds.  For a change, it is a pretty, sunny morning outside my window.  Still a little cold, but not quite as bad as it has been.  So, maybe spring is on it's way.

I did not get in here yesterday.  I tried several times, but my cursor was flitting all over the place and I just not get it to go where I wanted it to go.  This  morning, it seems to have gotten better.  I have one that has one of the balls that you move around, and I had taken it out and cleaned all the little dust bits that accumulates, but it didn't help.  Hopefully, the last time I cleaned it must have been the charm.

Jane, so happy that you found your phone.  I hardly ever use my cell phone, so I pretty much keep it in one place.  Just about everytime I go somewhere, I am with someone who carries their phone with them all the time, so I hardly ever use mine.  And, like Callie,  I have a difficult time answering it.  You have to kind of swipe across it and I usually wind up disconnecting from the caller.  Just can't seem to get the hang of the "swipe" part. 

Also, Jane,  glad that you do not have any more "droopy drawers". LOL

Jenny, glad that your dad is showing a little improvement.  I know that will give you a little peace of mind when it comes time to leave.

Amy, I know you will be happy when you can put that snow shovel away for a while.  I don't think I could deal with all that snow for such a long time like you do.  But, I know you "do what you have to do".

Gloria, it is kind of the same way where I live .  Not as many people sit down in the lobby anymore, and keep to their apartments.  Since they painted the whole building, a lot of the benches have not been returned to where they used t be.  They used to have a nice little area where people put puzzles together.  They have now made that area a nice little sitting area and moved the puzzle table into the library.  And, the library is all the way up near the very front of the building and a long walk for some of us to get to.  I don't do the puzzles, but do go to the library every couple weeks.  I need to stop and rest a little bit on the way there.  Then, I usually will sit down in the library for a while.  It is a nice sunny room and usually not busy, at all. So far, I have not seen any evidence of anyone working on the puzzles.  And, that used to be a pretty active area.  So many changes lately.  Some good and some not so good. 

Mary Ann, glad that you and Dot were able to get to church yesterday. 

Larry, do hope you are feeling better this morning. Glad that Scott was able to work on Pat's computer.

Hope everyone will have a good day.   And,  "Hi !" to the ones I might have missed.  I need to get moving, as I will be getting my hair done around noon.



Good Monday Morning Everyone... 

I have a lanyard that I can wear around my
neck when I am up and about..

It is perfect and easy to slip over my
head if I feel it is needed.   Other wise
I only leave my cell phone on my desk or
next to my bed.     

So there is only three places that it can
be:   around my neck,  on my desk or next to
my bed. 

For me,  it is all in the habits I establish,
or otherwise, my phone would be lost,
for ever!!!   


Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.
  Duluth Harbor Cams:


Hi Everyone.  I am getting a late start this morning as this was the morning for my shower.  That always wears me out.  It looks like we will be getting up to 72 degrees this afternoon and we are in for another cloudy day with the potential of some rain from time to time.  The housekeeper is back this morning for a couple of hours and will help her with her sewing room.  She is trying to arrange things to make getting her fabric more accessible.  I have no plans for today.

Janet, know that is a relief to find your phone. 

Callie, glad you were able to get to Church yesterday and then go out to eat with friends.  It sounds like Miss Emily is a good student. 

Jenny, sure this will be a sad day to leave your Dad to get back to your own home.  Glad he is doing better than when you got there. 

Gloria, the clock we have in our car is very easy to change whereas in previous cars it really was a pain. 

Jane, glad you were finally able to get your kitchen drawers fixed.

Sandy, like you I am also very organized about where my cell phone is.  I have a case for it on my belt and if not there it will be beside my bed so I can easily reach it.  Once in a while I forget to put it in the holder in the morning and then feel loss without it. 

I didn't try to address everyone today but will try to do so in the days to come, probably not everyone everyday as no longer have the energy to do that.

Mary Ann

Sandy, that is a good arrangement for your cell phone.  I have a TracFone and it lives in my purse.  Every couple of weeks, I take it out and charge it.  If I go somewhere that I need it, I take it along (this is when I do not take my purse, but do take my billfold).  For instance, for a dental appointment, Tom will drop me off and go back home.  I need the phone to call him to pick me up.  Tomorrow I will get my hair cut and Tom will go to the restaurant next door to wait for me and we'll have breakfast; I don't need a phone then because Tom has his.  In the house, I have phones in the kitchen, living room and the computer room so I do not use the TracFone.  I like to keep the TracFone charged because if the power goes off, my TracFone will work.  I just changed to Comcast for Tom's benefit as our AT&T Internet was too slow for him. 

It is a bright sunny day here and I read we might be up to 60 degrees by Thursday.  Do you think Spring might be on its way?

Jane, that was a long time to have "droopy drawers".  I'll bet you're in seventh heaven!

Amy, I told Tom I was disappointed that I didn't see a blizzard this year and he said the long cold spell made up for it.  I can wish for such things since I don't have to go outside in it.

Mary Ann


Weather is still a mess. one min snowing and blowing and the next it is calm for a min or two. I was going to wash the van but the roads are wet and it would be a waste of time and money. Maybe in the morning I will wash it before I take it to the garage at 7:30 am. I do believe physio is helping to keep up with the exercises he has been sent home with.

Mary Ann, most of the people in physio want the snow to be gone.I think we would like to be seeing the daffodils like Callie is seeing..

Joy, I do have to admit, the snow is so pretty on the trees or when the sun makes it look like diamonds all through it. Now we want Spring and to go out and play in the garden. I have been buying seeds  already for the garden plus I have some special seeds to go in...

Larry, great to see you. easy does it and happy also that you have Scott near to help out.

Jane, must be nice to have your drawers all organized and back where they belong..not nice having droopy drawers :)

Sandy that is a great idea for the cell phone!

Better go see what I can muster up for dinner tonight..
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


Hello Everyfriend!  Today was a much easier day at work and I think it might be that I'm sleeping better the past few nights.  I don't know why but I'm not complaining.  I even had enough energy left over to pick up a few items I needed on the the way out of the store.

SANDY, I love the lanyard for your phone and I've thought often about getting myself one but I really don't like things hanging around my neck and I think I'd probably chuck it after a bit.  I might still try it and see how it works.

Now I'm going to finish my crossword puzzle from this morning and then see what transpires.  Enjoy the rest of your day, Everyfriend.  It's yours to do what you wish.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good evening everyone. well we got our RV out of hock at the body shop' so now I need to get the backup creamery turned back on. at the body shop he turned every thing off except the battery's that start the pusher engine. I ran out of daylight to figure out everything. also I most likely have to get some help or get the book out to tell me what to do. good night and sweet dreams everyone, I sure got tired doing almost nothing. I sure have to take my time at a slower Pace. that last mishap cost $4,446.46  he sure liked those 4'. oh well all is well that ends well.



WHEW!  That was sure an expensive mistake, LLOYD.  Please be more careful!

I'm off to bed!  We hit 54º today and it's supposed to get even warmer tomorrow.  Maybe there is a Spring out there waiting to pop!

Good night Everyfriend!  Sleep well and may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone.

No new snow and a temp is 18° F at least it is not below!
Taking the van in to get a few things done on it, oil change,spark plug change and change the transmission fluid. If need be he will also change the serpentine belt.

Lloyd, ouch that was a hefty bill!! Hope no more mishaps like that for you.

Jane , give the 54° a boot and send it on up this way please.

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