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Soda Shoppe for March 15,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, March 14, 2019, 06:31:08 PM

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I'll join Larry and Shirley in the Professional Rester Club.  I just can't find that get up and go today.  I did go back to bed for a little cat nap and finally got up and made chicken salad for lunch.  Egg salad sounds good, too, Shirley.  I think I'll boil up some eggs to keep on hand.  When I don't have celery I put in some celery salt and to substitute for lemon, I squeeze in a dab of mustard just to give that little zing that lemon juice gives.  There is always a substitution I can find when I don't want to make a special trip to the store.  Guess I learned that from my mother in the old days when she did not drive and didn't have the car at home, anyway.  She made "do" and so do I.

Lloyd Hammond

I sure am glad S & F came back on line for me to wish you all good Night and sweet dreams. Hope to see you all tomorrow.



Feels like Seniors & Friends came back from the dead!  I really was afraid it shut down just like SeniorNet. 

Phyll, I did mix the eggs with Miracle Whip & a squirt of mustard so not going to add the lemon, I don't think I ever used lemon in mine. I did get some celery, always need that ... as my grandmother said, "to clean the palate". I'm not sure if that was a French thing or she just liked celery, but my father loved it. Celery adds the crunch as well as flavor. So I will have egg salad for lunch... maybe save it for Friday lunch.

Callie showed up for her midnight snack but Tom & Tiger are out running around. Do wish they could be happy inside, I am always afraid wildlife or a trap will get one of them. I am going to bed so they will be out all night. Callie ate & wanted back out, spring fever!

Sweet dreams to all and God Bless.


March 21, 2019, 12:25:23 AM #93 Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 12:28:33 AM by Denver
Good evening......I wrote a post and the next thing I knew it was here and I could not post it.....I kept trying to get back in here and could not.....now I am in and the post is gone. 

The main thing I want to retype is my sad news I learned today on Face Book.  For any of the old Senior Netters that remember Toni Lee Neikens, she past away this week.  I do not know exactly when but I do know it was due to her heart issue.  I was very sad to read this, and I am sure many of you will be also.  RIP sweet lady, you were loved by many in our Senior Groups.

SHIRLEY, I, too, was so afraid that maybe our group was NO LONGER, so when I was able to log in, I was extremely relieved❣️

Pleasant dreams to all.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  I was afraid I'd never be able to say that again! 

I remember Toni Lee very well.  We sometimes got together just for lunch in the old days but I haven't seen her for many years now.  Funny!  My grandmother used to say bad/good news comes in threes and I just lost 2 of my high school classmates and have been wondering who the third would be.  Now I know!

SHIRLEY, I'm goin to give you a tip.  Many years ago a friend told me this and it works.  She said when you boil eggs, put the eggs in a pan, add cold water to cover, bring it to a boil, put a lid on the pan and turn the burner off.  Let it sit on the burner for 20 minutes, run cold water on them and peel perfectly boiled eggs.  They're easier to peel, too.  One note...this is for an electric burner!

I have to get dressed and moving early today.  I have a service guy coming by at 9:30 and I'm pretty sure he'll be all over the house so I not only need to get dressed, I need to get straightened up around here.

I wish you all a great day!  Grab it and make it your own in every way!

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Good morning everyone..

Gosh, I missed coming in here yesterday.

Our appointments went well..did a bit of shopping and headed home after lunch.

Going to make this short .again....just wanted to say hello and good morning g as I want to. wash my van before the roads get messy.

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, even if it is a rainy morning. If it clears up a little later, as they say it will, I'll do the weekly grocery shopping.  No other plans than that.

Jane, that is exactly the way I boil eggs.  They come out good every time.


Well, girls, I have a gas stove & I tried that when Joan said it was how she fixed them. Maybe I didn't let it boil hard enough or maybe because gas cook tops don't stay as hot as long as electric (I do know that for a fact), but my eggs were not done enough & threw the yolks away. I tried more than once because I hate when they have the green around the yellow & thought that must be the answer. I used to boil 10-12 dozen for the Easter egg hunt, even a year ago I dyed some to take to a neighbor couple & both are dead now. This year I don't plan to dye any, but I keep them on hand for those lazy morning when I need protein & too lazy to cook. I thank you for the tip, Jane & Phyllis, but guess I'll blame my gas stove... I honestly hadn't thought about that difference.

Such a relief to find the doors open in here this morning!  Sorry to read about Toni, I do remember her but we never met. Thanks, Jenn.

Amy, my little Red needs a bath, too, good idea for today or tomorrow. Supposed to get rain again this week end but at least it won't have the salt & whatever they mix for snow/ice. I was holding off for the oil change because the dealer gives it a good cleaning & rotates tires with oil change. Also needs air all around in the tires. Different dealer that takes care of the RV & they not only don't wash it but they didn't even check tires with a nearly $100. oil change. They never did give me an answer why that oil change was so expensive so I pay my son to do the job & he does check tires... I insist on paying what they charged but know the job is done right!

Cats are all acting like they are tired of salmon & tuna for breakfast but eating a lot more dry "indoor-outdoor" type Friskies. Funny how they all change preferences at the same time. Think I will eat & go back to bed until it warms up a little. Need to cut down the tall grass in the berm & have the dumpster waiting in back. Have to take it around front for trash tonight so can't put it off any longer. Have a great day, EVERY FRIEND!


Good morning everyone, cloudy and 32° this morning. Yesterday was like an early spring day and did finally get out and enjoy the fresh air. Now we have rainco‌g in tonight ans maybe some snow mixed in. Welcome spring? Wish Mother Nature would stop messing up the seasons.

PHYLLIS  like you if I don't find a book not getting my attention in the first chapter I don't bother with it. I like the kind that get my interest right on the first page.

LARRY  like your "professional rester" I think I am your assistant, because I don't do much of anything anymore.

SHIRLEY  had not heard that eggs are being picked on again. Never put lemon in an egg salad either. Yuck. I feel like I am lazy but cannot to much  of anything anymore.

JENNY  since I never get back to the SS after the morning post I did not know the site was down. After whet SN did to us I think we are all frightened it will happen to us again.

JANE  that is the way my daughter boils eggs.

AMY  you sure keep busy, I envy you your energy.

Have a good day.

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Lloyd Hammond

I guse I missed the added lemon but I put lot of salt in the water when boiling eggs, and for me makes them easier to peal while running cold water over them.
I had another accident Last evening sat down in a chair at the table it came all un jointed and hit my head on the steel round of a tall chair, lump instantly big as a egg. down this morning but very sore. had a good night's sleep in two hitches. 9.5 hours. have to go eat my cereal now. glad S & F is back up and running this A M. see you all after while.



Hi Everyone. We are to have a partially or mostly cloudy day today with it getting up to 65 degrees.  I think we may have had a brief shower this morning that helped clear the air of some of the heaven pollen's in this area. I didn't get to sleep until about 6 am this morning but was able to get about 3 hours sleep.  So I am draggy today and will practice my new profession watching of a lot of the NCAA Basketball Tournament games that start at noon and will be on all day and evening.  It is starting today with 64 teams and they are televising the games on multiple channels.  Half of the teams will play today and Saturday if they win and the other half on Friday and Sunday.  Scott and the girls were out for dinner last night.  We had Scott pick up food from KFC plus Pat fixed a big dish of baked beans.  After dinner the four of them played a couple of games of Farkle.  Pat and Scott are planning a trip to Costco this afternoon as Pat is out of coffee and that is a big motivator for her.  I don't think she has too many items on her list so it should be a relatively quick shopping trip.  She doesn't have an order for Walmart this week.  Of of the ladies from Sunday School brought over an Italian dinner with salad and dessert that we will enjoy tonight and Pat won't have to cook, which she appreciates.  Different ladies have brought in several meals these last three months.

Shirley, sorry to hear you are one of those who suffer with hay fever.  I don't think Pat has ever put lemon in her egg salad but does use some mustard.  I do not care for hard boiled eggs or egg salad but the boiled eggs are ok in a salad  or potato salad.  We are fortunate to have a housekeeper who works hard from the moment she arrives until she leaves about 3 hours later.  I don't know who anyone could consider you lazy with all you do in keeping up with your big home and yard and cats and many other things. 

Phyllis, over most of my life I have been an early riser that is fully awake when I wake up in the morning.  However, that is no longer the case.  My wife is always doing substitutions in many of her recipes and they usually turn out well. While I was growing up on the farm most people went to the store once a week on Saturday night and it was also a time of socialization within the community.

Jane, I think the description of boiling eggs is how Pat does it.  After they cool she generally peels them all at the same time and stores them in a jar with a lid in the refrigerator for later use. 

Amy, glad your appointments went well yesterday and you were able to eat out. 

Gloria, nice to see you were able to get out and enjoy the fresh air yesterday.  I don't think of myself as lazy as would happily do a lot more if I were up to it which isn't the case anymore. 

Lloyd, so sorry to hear that your chair broke and you hit your poor hear again.  You might want to consider wearing a helmet.


I don't think I can claim membership in the "Professional Resting Club" just yet but if it has a branch for "Professional Procrastinators" I'm in!  I think my credentials for that club are impeccable.  I'm better at putting off a job than anyone I know.

SHIRLEY, that egg boiling method does NOT work on gas stoves.  It's the residual heat in the electric burner that completes the job.  Sorry about that.

LLOYD, I think you need to post signs all over your house shop and vehicles that read "Be Careful".  And I'm pretty sure a helmet would be a good idea but I'm not sure it would be enough.  I think maybe you need a suit of armor!  I hope you feel better soon!

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March 21, 2019, 11:39:33 AM #102 Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 11:42:36 AM by CallieOK
Good Morning,

Sorry to hear about Toni Lee.  I met her at several Bashes and when a tour I was on spent 2 nights in Hershey PA, she "kidnapped" me for lunch with several other S & F members from the area who she had invited to join us.
She told me we were going to a newly opened restaurant that they thought was very interesting.  I expected something Amish so had to keep from laughing when it turned out tbe a Texas Roadhouse.    I felt right at home.

Jane,  were you there?  (I'm too lazy to get out the picture and see.)

My mother fixed hard-boiled eggs the same way you suggested.  She had - and I've always had - an electric stove.  Son/dil have a gas stove and I've always been leery of cooking on that open flame.
I like chicken salad but  I don't like the taste or texture of celery so leave out the mustard and put halved grapes in mine.

I was never allowed to have a birthday party because my parents didn't think it was "nice" to ask people to buy extra gifts so close to Christmas.
However,  beginning about age two (according to pictures), friends were invited to an Easter egg hunt.  We had chickens and lived on an acreage so there were plenty of eggs and plenty of room to hide them.
This continued until we outgrew thinking it was fun - and the BFFs began exchanging birthday gifts on our own.  One always gave me a pair of something (earrings, gloves, stockings <remember those ?> ) ...one for Christmas and one for my birthday.
Never have convinced her that's not the way it's supposed to work.

The Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom.  Unfortunately, the red cedar pollen is very high and that means I can't spend much time outside in the lovely sunshine.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Good afternoon.  Nice to see the site back up again today.  Like some others, I was afraid that maybe it was gone forever.

Larry, I am another one who could be a member of the "Professional Resting Club".  When I don't have anything special to do, I tend to just become very lazy.  However,  if I have an appointment or someplace else to go, I can be up and out of here in "a minute".  And, I usually don't feel that tired when I get home.  It just makes me so angry with myself.

It is a rainy, dreary day out.  What happened to the nice Spring weather that is supposed to happen.  Sure hope we don't wind up with a real rainy spring.  I am so looking forward to being able to sit out in the sunshine.

Nothing special has happened in  the past couple days.  I do play cards tonight, so that is the only thing on my agenda for today.

I don't think I would like lemon juice in my egg salad or my chicken salad.  I had stopped the other day and bought some fried chicken from Popeye's and I used one of the breasts to make a little chicken salad.  Had enough for 3 sandwiches.

I do my hard-boiled eggs the same way as Jane.  Never thought about the electric stove being quicker than the gas stove.   I haven't had a gas stove for many years, so don't remember how I fixed them now.  Fixing hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is one of the first things they tell you to start out with.  I just can't see that, as it doesn't take that long to fix them on the stove.  Sometimes I just take them off the burner and put a lid on them and let them sit, maybe for a couple hours before I take the shell off.  Don't see any difference between leaving them sit or leaving them on the burner. 

I need to get a move on and get some lunch and then think about reading for a little while until it is time to get ready to go play cards.

Hope everyone will have a good afternoon.



CALLIE, I was at that lunch in Harrisburg and I had another Senior Netter with me.  Alice Ham from New York was visiting me and she came along. There was a couple from Maryland who later moved to Florida and I can't remember their names but he was busily making rings out of dollar bills for everyone.  I still have one he made for me.  I think their last name was HOWE.  And they came to some of the bashes too.  Was he DOUG?

I've had an inspector here testing for lead and radon.  I don't have any lead in the paint for he took some dust samples to be tested.  They'll let me know about that.  When he said he'd be testing paint and dust, I told him there was no lack of dust for any purpose and he could have all he wanted.

OOPS!  Forgot to turn off the oven after roasting some nuts.  I'm back. I turned off the oven and washed up my baking dishes.

Hope you are all enjoying your day!

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Jane,  I thought you were.  I remember Alice Ham and Pat/Doug Howe.  They were Education Docents at an historical place where they lived in MD.  I also have the $bill ring he made.

Found the picture.  No last names listed but ones around the table are Jean (good friend of Toni Lee's), HannaJo, Toni, Alice, Jane, Callie and Pat.  I guess Doug was the cameraman.

Earlier in the tour, we had stopped overnight in St. Jacobs, Ontario.  Pat Scott and Judy McKenna came to visit with me while the group was having dinner.

Most of the ones on the tour were local friends and they were amazed that people I'd never seen (and vice versa) made an effort to spend time with "Callie" (not the name I'm known by in real life).


i looked for Toni's obituary and found that she died on the 19th of March.  I also noticed that Jean M. Leiboff was listed in the same area....she died April of 2018. I was not aware of her passing either. 


I think that's the Jean who was at the luncheon in Hershey.


Jane, I do my eggs like same on a gas range with excellent results  :2funny:


MYCHEAL, I guess you should tell that to Shirley.  She's the one with the gas stove and she said it didn't work.  So did my sister who has always cooked on a gas stove.  I just don't know.  I guess they're both wrong.

Callie, I remember Jean Leiboff.  She came to lunch in Lewisburg with Toni Lee once.  And yes, PAT Howe.

I didn't do much of anything again today.  I'm getting to be a very good procrastinator.  Do I have to have my own club?

Now I'm going to bed!  I wish you all a Good Night and a Happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well as you all know my short term Memory Is not good at all any more, and the head knocks do not help any more.Nancy said she thinks she needs to get me wrapped in bobble wrap. all I know is in spite of my last accident yesterday I slept very well last night, but woke up this A M with a very sore head on the out side and a very bad headache on the inside. but life goes on and i enjoy being here and enjoy all you people most of the time,some times I enjoy just being left alone in the recliner watching a good movie, but if you happen to get close by feel free to knock on the door and come on in. Nancy never slept good last night,so she tossed and turned and as a result I never rested well either. I think I will go eat some cold cereal and head for the couch.


Lloyd Hammond

It is 36º and clear here today is calling for rain tomorrow. if we get it hope it is a hard one for a while to settle the ground down. Have a great day as you like it,



Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up and moving because I have an early day at Wally World.  I'm inundated with paper work (I hate, loathe and detest paper work).  It's making my days a big blur of NOTHING!  Oh well, it's one of those things that we must do whethere we like it or not.

We had rain most of the day yesterday.  I didn't have to go anywhere so it didn't really bother me but the doggies do not like rain.  They don't seem to mind snow but I have to force them off the porch when it's raining.  Once they're off the porch, they tend to business but getting them off the porch is a hassle.  And it's supposed to rain again today late afternoon into evening.

Today is yours!  Make it unique in every way!  Whatever suits your fancy, do it!

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Good morning everyone..

We may get some rain today or snow?? All is well in this neck of the woods. I did manage to get my vehicle washed yesterday but not sure how long it will last if we get more snow.
While in the back yard with the dogs, I listened to the birds, chickadees, red winged black birds and geese!! The poor geese, not many lakes are open but they must be finding some open water.

Today is clean up day plus I want to start more yogurt Sweep up some of the sand outside on the walks so it doesn't travel indoors too.

Jane that is how I also do my eggs. They turn out perfect every time.

Joy my son does his eggs in the instant pot. He does 2 doz at a time. Said they are a lot easier to peel done in the IP. I have yet to try that way to see if there is a difference.

Larry, may each day bring strength to you.

Callie, I love St Jacobs. We went there and toured around a bit stopping in I think it was Fergus to have a wonderful meal at The Crossing. Awesome home cooked food.

Lloyd, I think we shall just put you in one big bubble to keep you safe. We would be lost without you here. Please take it easy.

Gloria, there are days my energy goes on a trip without me. Jobs need to be done  and some can't be put off till another day. Hope you keep the snow there please :)

Phyllis, I like to keep our vehicle up to date on everything also...but oh my it sure can dent the pocket book.

Shirley, I tried these touchless washes and they don't get the dirt off.so I just use the do it yourself ones till I can was it by hand at home, then the dirt comes off!!

Better get a move on ,take care everyone and have a great day.
I can't change the direction of the wind,
but I can adjust my sails
to always reach my destination.

Jimmy Dean

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


Good morning raining, but have to go to Homemakers as I still have another class to teach. Wish I felt better, had a rough night.  But I did promise I would be there.

Gloria, guess you are having the same weather, but they did say maybe snow mixed in to the North of us.

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Hi Everyone. The morning starts out with a nice clear sky and it is suppose to stay that way all day with a high of 67 degrees. I did get a good night's sleep last evening and feel more alert this morning.  This is the morning for the housekeeper to be here.  My plan is to finish up our taxes and get them submitted today.  I just need to review them once again to be sure I haven't missed anything.  This afternoon and evening I will watch some more basketball.  Pat and Scott did get to Costco yesterday afternoon.  When they got home Scott put everything away and later had dinner with us.  We enjoyed the dinner that was brought over to us two evenings ago.  Yesterday morning the man of the couple who visited us Sunday came back with more food and he stayed and visited with me, which I really enjoyed, although I wear down pretty fast when talking.  Fortunately he did most of the talking.  Then last evening I had a call from another lady in our Sunday School who said she would be bringing us meals from the Wednesday night dinner on the 1st and 3rd of each month.  This is something they do for the shut ins (hard to believe I now fall into that category but guess this is now reality).

While I was having the Chamomile tea around 11 pm last evening I opened up my iPad for the first time all day and read all of the new postings since I wrote yesterday.  I will limit my comments today as have other things I need to tackle this morning and time goes by so quickly.

Jane, hope sometimes you get some extra rest while you are pr acting your membership in the "Professional Procrastinators" club with Joy.  Radon is something we don't have here but had it checked living in Maryland and Virginia.

Lloyd, your plan for today sounds like a good one.  I hope you find a good Western to watch.


I found June's quote from long ago.  Back in the Bis's Nest days when I first started getting acquainted with a computer and that site, I was completely charmed by someone that would sign off with this:  "Have a peaceful night dear hearts...give your worries to God and sleep in peace...He will be awake all night anyway. "  So, June, I am hoping that Dori or Gary looks in here or the person that has their e-mail address, with send to them to read this beautiful thought to you.  I am sure God is watching over you right now and knows how many people are sending love and praying for you. Tisie/Shirley


Good afternoon, got home and my cleaning lady ws here working.Feel so much better now. did not feel so good going to Homemakers. Guess it was just getting out talking to all those ladies and teaching a class. Been ask to teach next week also.
Larry  I should try that chamomile tea. Maybe I would sleep better.

Shirley, thanks for putting that quote from June, I have always said she has a beautiful way of posting words

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Welllll...fiddlesticks. I did get my yogurt ready and now it is sitting till the 7 hours pass, then strain. Swept the back walk of sand, dogs,well not just dogs are tracking it in..got that job done. Then mashed over ripe (rotten) bananas to make muffins......then I pulled a Lloyd!!Looked out the window and saw the 3 crows back so I took them more to eat and fell coming back into the house.  I have a bump on my head that would shame a goose egg now.  Took some anti thump pills and finished off making the banana muffins.
Hope to stay out of trouble for the rest of the day but not holding my breath over that!

Shirley, I passed your message on to June..
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


Thank you, Amy, I couldn't remember who contacted them but hoped it would get back to her. After all this time I don't expect June to feel up to using the computer again, as much as I would like to give her one more hug. So sorry about your bump, but as I've heard, "better to have the lump on the outside than inside".  Not like you to get bumps! 

Lloyd, you really do need to move slower & get fewer lumps & bumps. I expect you are on blood thinners so that creates a whole different problem, bleeding internally. Cas had a fall on a Wednesday night but didn't die until the next Monday night. He was checked by a nurse taking blood twice but she didn't report to the doctor. By the time Cas saw the cardio on Monday I believe they knew it was only a matter of time and nothing they could do. He died during that night. I don't like to say this but I don't think you understand how serious the bumps you get are!  Do I sound like a mother or wife??? I tried not to fuss at Cas because I had to live with him... haha...so I am saying this for Nancy!

Gloria de, happy you had a good day, nice to get out & be able to do something good.

Larry, sounds like you have some very good people with your church. Wonderful that they are helping with meals. My mother always said, "it takes a friend to have a friend"... so I expect you have shared your time & energy with others through the years and this is your reward. Congratulations! 

Janie, you would have laughed with me this morning when Murphy's Law took over. Went to that old computer in the basement to find June's quote. It hadn't been turned on for a couple weeks & wanted to know if I wanted to open in "safe mode or normal", then Avast popped up a warning about updating. Then it decided I needed to put in my information (Avast), I chose the free & "continue" until it came to a page where it wanted a credit card... showed "0" charge but couldn't get the page to go away. A phone number at the bottom of the page led me to discover the phone in that room will NOT dial out but can answer on it... came upstairs to get a portable phone & reached a foreign person that explained how to remove the page, but was on hold to get that done. Then the smoke alarm in the basement was going "beep-beep"... but I didn't want to dig out a new battery right then. I managed to send that Wordpad from the old computer to the new Windows 10 but when I came up to open it wanted to know what with... I tried a couple in the pop up but kept showing "encrypted" text. Finally chose to go to the Microsoft store & picked a FREE one to open all texts.  Big catch is if you want to save that text you have to "upgrade"... & pay for the service. I copied the many pages & pasted to a new Wordpad that comes with the new computer... it worked, so now I need to read the whole thing & save what still is important. Since it held the quote from June back in SeniorNet days, it has a lot of stuff that it totally out of date. Got another job... just what I need.  :o  I think I need a nap but weather is so nice I just have to get some yard work before the rain moves in....already showing up on radar to the west! Does this sound a little like your life lately??? :-\