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: Soda Shoppe for April 1,2019

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Newton asked:

How to write 4 in between 5?

1) Medicine students said: Joje!

2) Science students said: Impossible!

3) Management students said: Not found on the Internet

4) Engineering students said:  F(IV)E


"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
 No apologies or excuses."

Bob Moawad


"Each day means a new twenty-four hours.
 Each day means everything's possible again.
 You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time."

Marie Lu


Good Morning!  I loved the offerings for today.  Pictures great, joke...funny; sayings....pertinent....very pertinent!

I wish you all a great day filled with whatever it is you wish it to be.  Make it your own in every way!

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Just like the rest of you we are having up and down weather.  After a couple of lovely warm days I woke up this morning to temps. near freezing.  But the sun is coming up and it is warm in the house.  So I'll just let Mother Nature do what she wants to do.  As if she needs my permission.   ::)

No plans other than laundry today and that is fine with me.  The local weatherman has said that the allergies this year are astronomically high.  I agree with him!  We've had so much rain this past winter the trees and shrubs are blooming like crazy.  And the more blooms, the more pollen. 

Take care, All.


Good morning everyone..

Cold but a nice sunny day here. We will be waiting on the VON then get on with our day.

Bubble thank you for the new start page .

Phyliss, I am so thankful that I don't have any allergies.

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

Lloyd Hammond

April 01, 2019, 09:41:03 AM #9 Last Edit: April 01, 2019, 09:44:46 AM by Lloyd Hammond
AMY same here. 33º and bright sun at the moment. Calling for mostly cloudy High of mid 50 Ty's. hope you all have a great day just as you like. weighting on news here on sale to be over and see how many $$$ our calves bring. we sold ?# to a individual and balance through local sale barn today. Haven't heard yet how many went where friend Bob took care of it for us. I was having one of those bad head ace days and never got out of house.feeling better today just a slight stuffy head. we Have a appointment with Edward Jones to day to check on how and where to leave or put savings $$$. sure dose not grow very much now days. I am temped to draw it all out and spend it having a good time in Florida at Tampa bay collecting live sea shells. see you all Later.



April 01, 2019, 10:14:02 AM #10 Last Edit: April 01, 2019, 10:15:42 AM by larryhanna
Hi Everyone on this April 1st.  It looks we will have a mostly cloudy morning and then a sunny afternoon with a high only to 60 degrees. I am hoping to have a much better day than yesterday. The unstable angina started again yesterday afternoon and evening.  It never got too bad but just uncomfortable.  I hope to have a little more energy for today but so far that has not been the case.  Pat had set out my breakfast tray last evening so I only had to get a couple of things from the refrigerator.  Scott was coming out yesterday afternoon but never made it as he fell asleep and didn't awaken until after 7 pm and that was too late so he said he would try to get out sometime today.  He has today and tomorrow off from work so hope he can spend a few hours with us. I am going to have to just check in for today.


Merry Monday and Happy April Oneth.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Good morning everyone. Big change in the weather yesterday. With that 55° and sunny morning I went outside and a few others were out enjoying it.  It got cloudy and started pouring.  Good thing we were on the porch. Temperature dropped 30 degrees.

AMY  yes the Saguaro does bloom right on the top so only the birds get a good look at them. I do love clear local clam chowder or the red (tomato one) dislike the Maine chowder that has milk in it.

MARY ANN  the sudden change in the temperature was worse than the wind and rain yesterday. Had a light  jacket on but  by the time we got inside I was cold.

GLORIA de  when the piles of snow left from the plows are just about all gone w e sure do not need more of it but it has happened in June before, 8 inches of snow that broke a lot  of trees and branches because the trees were all leafed out .

SHIRLEY  before I plan to go out I watch the trees, if they are blowing around I stay inside.

JANE  when I was a kid and lived in Fall River a new theater opened and it opened with Dumbo. Of course we had to go and see it. I think it was in the summer of 1941.

JENNY  my daughter's younger son has a landscaping business and he uses all native plants in the work he does, they don't need all the water others plants do. His customers love what he does. Hope your friend does not get too many of those spines in her hands.

BUBBLE  thank you for the new page, great  spring graphics. Love how the engineering students saide f(iv)e and the quotes.

Better get a move on or my CNA will be here before I am ready for her.
Have a good day.

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Good afternoon, sunny but cold. Gloria we too, had that sudden drop in Temp.  Poured yesterday.  The one day I could have gone out on the sun porch to read, I had company

Amy, glad to see you had a sunny day

Bubble, thanks for our April start.  to day would have been my fathers birthday

Phyllis, I bet flowers are starting to bud down there,,,,,,,, I use to look forward to Spring when I lived in Charleston. I have not  seen any budding, and the animals have gotten all my bulbs.  Each year i seem to have less, snow drops all gone, iris and daffodils I think there are two plants left

Larry, I am sorry to see you are not feeling up to par. Feel better soon.

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Today was a tough one!  I came home from work very tired.  I took care of the doggies needs and did some stuff on the computer and then I took a nap. 

After supper, I did more on the computer and some desk work and then .... nothing! 

Tomorrow there are two yard guys coming by, one at 8:30 a.m. and one around 4:30 p.m. to see what I need done and give me an estimate.  They will also give me an estimate for mowing and upkeep for the summer.  I've tried but I'm just not up to it any more.

My daughter in Maryland gave me some yard work for Christmas and she'll be coming up to do some of the decorative stuff.  I think we're going to turn the left over stump into a garden fountain.  She has some ideas and so do I.  Then we're going to plant some flowers and maybe a couple of evergreens.  We'll see what transpires. 

I'll be off to bed in a bit because I have to be up and dressed and have the doggies fed before the guy gets here at 8;30.

I wish you all a good night and may God keep you in his care.

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Good morning everyone.

We are off to the city to the oncologist ,to get the results of the CT scan . They need more blood work done as they didn't get enough information off the last one so early in we go.
Finished the camp quilt yesterday and can move on to another quilt. Going to be another long day here, both dogs will be coming with us as they are both great travellers.

Jane, ,hope you get a good lawn keeper at a decent price.

Gloria de, the sun was nice but gosh it stayed cold!

Gloria, I have only had the creamed clam chowder, will look for the other one to make.

Larry, hope each day finds you feeling a  bit better. I know it is hard not to do things but take it easy and don't tired yourself out.

Better get a move on here

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 have to get dressed early, too.  The maintenance crew that checks and takes care of the heat pump will be here around 9.  Hopefully it will just a routine visit and they won't find anything that has to be fixed.
I hope you can find someone reliable to do your lawn, Jane.  David does ours now but it is getting to be a chore for him and during the allergy season being out there makes him miserable.  Good luck!

I hope it is a good Tuesday for everyone.

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone it is @602 A M partly cloudy and 38º shooting for high of low 60ty's. that is fine with Me. well after 8 A M I am going to sale barn and see how we did on the cattle we sold there yesterday. Have a great day just as you like it everyone.



I'm ready and waiting for the first lawn guy to show up.  I don't really have a "lawn".  What I have is a "yard".  There is a big difference, you know!  But I'd like to keep it neat and tidy.

I wanted to stop by and wish you all a good day.  Make it your own in every way.  Mine will be busy and I'm not sure when I'll be back. 

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April 02, 2019, 08:30:41 AM #19 Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 08:32:17 AM by Joy
Good morning.    Pretty sunny morning, but only 28º.

I didn't get here yesterday, so I did go back and read the messages from Sunday and yesterday.

Larry, sure wish you would start having some better days.  Not feeling so good for so long now, has to be very stressful for you.  But,  just keep hanging in there. Someone told me one time, that you get used to hanging if you hang long enough.

Jane, I really want to see the movie, "Dumbo", also.  From the previews I have seen on TV, it really looks like it is more of an adult movie than just for children.  I guess I will have to wait until it is on a DVD, unless, I can get to go and take my great-grandchildren. That would be fun.

I hope you will find someone reliable and not so expensive for your yard work.  The local landscaping company that does all the work around our place here,  has not shown up as yet.  There is a lot of cleaning up to day, as we have had so much wind and lots of branches and brush laying around. They do a good job, and will plant some annuals around the ground.

My son is having a combination  surprise birthday/retirement party for his wife on Saturday.  And, it was up to me to mention an idea to get her there.  And she was very receptive, even mentioning that she had gotten a $15 off coupon from the restaurant where he is having the party. So, I don't think she has a clue .He is expecting  about 30 people, so I am really looking forward to going.  I know it will be a nice evening.

I had a kind of lazy day yesterday after getting my hair done at noon. By the time I got back upstairs and had lunch, it was nap time.  The day went by very quickly.

Callie, I was so sorry to read about your grand daughter's quick cancel of the show in Florida. I guess that is something that happens sometime.  I sure hope it won't discourage her.

Amy, good luck to your husband with his oncologist appointment.  That waiting is always hard.

I have not been up too long and need to go get something to eat.  Tonight is card night.

I hope everyone is feeling better than you did yesterday, and will be able to enjoy today.  Hope you will find something exciting to do.

It is nice to see a picture of Jack from W Va. in the random image on the left side of the page this morning.  His great pictures of him and his dog are greatly missed over in the Photo board.  He has decided to leave the S & F group as there just wasn't much interest in that board anymore.  I have been in touch with him via e-mail and he is fine, just kind of lost interest in S & F.

Oh, almost forgot to thank Bubble for the nice new greetings for this month.



Hi Everyone on a rainy, chilly but otherwise nice morning and we are to see the sunshine by mid-afternoon.  We were suppose to get up an inch or more of rain last night but have no idea whether we did or not.  I have managed to get a few things done this morning such as emptying the top rack of the dishwasher and fold up a few rags that Pat had washed that will be needed by our housekeeper when she gets here Friday.  I have several other small projects I would like to do or get started on this morning but other than fill my medicine boxes for the next two weeks they are not high priority.  Scott did make it our yesterday morning and stayed until about 2:30 when he had to go home and get ready for work.  I think when I wrote here yesterday that it was Wednesday morning and not Monday morning. He worked on his mother's computer and fixed it so she can use Chrome on it.

I have read all the postings since I posted here yesterday.  Thanks everyone for keeping this discussion going as coming here each morning is a vital part of my day.


April 02, 2019, 03:27:03 PM #21 Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 03:28:55 PM by Denver
A good Tuesday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND!

AMY, I am holding the most positive thoughts for Kyle and you regarding the CT scan results. 

JANE, anxious to read how the yard men worked out for you?

JOY, the surprise Birthday / retirement party sounds like fun.  Glad your part of the surprise seems to have worked out well.  I love being part of planning a surprise party but I have asked my husband very kindly to PLEASE tell me if anything like this is going on, so I can be appropriately prepared.  One time I felt so bad for a friend that did not know and she was not in very appropriate clothing and was mortified. 

PHYLLIS, I do hope  you are not given a big bill for the heat pump service call today.  I just spoke to my dad a bit ago and they had to call for service because their HP was blowing cold air.  Sometimes it freezes up if it gets too cold, but this is not the case today....so he is stressing a bit hoping he will not have to buy a new one. 

Nice to see your post as always LARRY.  ENJOY the day.

I must get a few things done before we have to head out the door to tend to grand kiddos after school activities.  Today we take Matt to tennis lessons......it is not near their home so Bob will have to figure out where we are going.  Michele was feeling a bit better this morning after her LONG day of Chemo yesterday.  Unfortunately though, she is fine one second and then she is whiped out the next.  Bless her heart.

Have a great day.




We are tuckered but so happy with the results.....no cancer to be seen!!! Now to keep it that way. The oncologist said one more visit then Kyle can go once a year ,not twice.

Joy, yes the waiting is the hard part.....the not knowing that eats into you but one has to believe in good results...be positive about it all.

Jenny, prayers for Michele..
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


Oh, Amy, fantastic news! A red letter day for you & us, thanks for sharing. I came to ask you a question, wasn't it you that was called for jury duty & opted out?  I got a notice today with all the required dates which interferes with a grandaughter's wedding and our trip to the mountains, besides the fact that my BP went over the top just thinking of having to report to the court house every day for the weeks (almost full month of June) & searching for a parking spot, then walking to where I needed to be. Short winded as I am just the thought wore me out. Besides I'm used to getting a nap to make up for 4-5 hours sleep at night, not what a juror gets to do.  :o  I did Google to see if there is an age limit & online it says "if 75 or older, no medical report needed", but the paper I got today says must have a Doctor's report, etc. I tried to call the number listed but goes back to "read the paper". All through the years I've told my kids when called for jury duty to ask if I could replace them, (no way...) really would be a challenge for me now.

My mower guy comes tomorrow so must be out & unlock gates before 8:00. I asked him if he minded if I raked some leaves that gathered on the flower beds since I bagged them a couple weeks ago.. if his mower would mulch or bag. He was okay with that, so may or may not get to it. He's going to give me an opinion of what to do about the Bermuda grass in the berm... can't dig the roots out, layers of rock & black plastic, hate to use poison because of cats, but with 2 evergreens in it, can't burn or they'd burst into flame. This guy is a fireman so confident he won't recommend burn.  ;)  Think I'll go for fast food tonight, been trying to use out of the freezer & want something different.

Bubble, naturally I had to copy & send your catch of "how to write 4 into 5... pretty tricky! Thanks for the graphics & tidbits... hope all's well in your world today.

Joy, I agree that you have to make sure she is dressed for the occasion since I was in Cas' baggy sweat shirt & jeans when I showed up for a surprise baby shower... mortified & I could have killed the one that tricked me into going "as is". She thought it was really funny. Thoughtful of your son to give her a party, though.

Larry, thought of your son when hearing the news about the girl that was killed because she got in the wrong car. Will make sure everyone knows what to do & expect from now on, I'll bet. Safer for the driver as well as passenger how they have a way to recognize. One time when at a convention, I would not have gotten into a taxi had my husband not been along. The driver & car reeked of booze & just dirty... but we didn't have time to wait for another to catch our flight. My daughter had her first Uber ride in Seattle & more than pleased with it, decided that was the way to operate in that traffic. Oops, time is up so will check in later tonight!

Mary Ann

April 02, 2019, 06:22:13 PM #24 Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 06:23:48 PM by Mary Ann
Shirley, it would be so easy to get into the wrong car, especially since there are so many silver or white cars.  Tom has a silver Camry and has a Lyft sign in the lower right corner of his windshield where it is quite visible.  Every driver does not have that.  Our roads are in terrible condition and it is easy to lose hubcaps.  Tom has lost three of four and has only one on his car now.  He has ordered some that cost very little but he wants his car to look nice and it doesn't without hubcaps.  If the driver where the girl was killed had had a Uber sign, she might have seen it and not gotten in the wrong var.  I do not know that the Uber driver did not have a sign, but probably not.

Mary Ann


Shirley, I did get a note from our Dr  and that helped. The girl at the courthouse said if I am asked again, to just the same thing . This was my 3rd time..I did serve 11 days the first time, then the next time it was settled out of court and I was thankful not to go the 3rd time.
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, I forgot that Tom also drives for Uber... as well as Larry's Scott. I do like the idea that the passenger needs to ask, "What's my name?" before getting in... I will remind my daughter & grands that use the service. Dangerous for the drivers as well.

Amy, I will ask my cardiologist tomorrow when I see him. I called today to talk to his nurse but she was busy & another called me back. She said the Dr wants me to come in tomorrow to have a look/listen & talk about my short winded problems. The family Dr ran all the tests to make sure I'm not anemic & Echo didn't show what "they" considered too much of a problem, & asked if I had been to a lung doctor... answer was "no"... but maybe it's just the end of a lazy winter & too much to do all of a sudden. My kids are concerned & I am babying myself a little instead of pushing to be able to walk more/easier. If this doesn't show up a reason I'm declaring me lazy & move on! The one valve actually does show above critical stage but the nurse said, "we don't worry about that valve too much".......I'm not concerned enough to risk any invasive tests. Right now I am yawning my head off but can't go to bed yet, cats are all out & due one more meal tonight.  ::)

Lloyd Hammond

well it has been a good day. one fellow sent the money for the calves he bought and we went to the auction barn and got the check for what we sold there so we now have a little traveling $$$$, Nancy got her doctors appointment moved to tomorrow. so we Have  a few things to do to the R V and the to dolly and food to load in it, we should be ready to get to traveling next week. Nancy wants to change where she wants to go first.we are going to go to postoffice tomorrow and see about passports.if it dose not take too long to get them we may go north and east first. sweet dreams and good night,



Hello Everyfriend!  I've been a little lax about posting here but there is so much going on and it wears me out!

I had two yard fellas here today and they both took my list with them and will get back to me with estimates.  I'm leaning toward the first one because he used words like "free stuff",  "doesn't cost as much" and "within budget".  He also did not express any reservations about the things I want/need done.  The other guy was very nice but he said he'd get me a price on the one thing the other guy could get free.  And there was one job he said he couldn't handle and it's one that's been bothering me for several years now.  I'll wait for the estimates but I'm a bit prejudiced.  And the second guy didn't shake my hand.  The first guy did when he came and when he left and he told me where I could see some of his work.

I've been told that my posts here haven't been up to my usual standard and I'll try harder.

SHIRLEY, if I were in your shoes, I definitely would opt out of jury duty.  Some things should be left to those who don't need naps and nearby bathrooms on call.  My mind sometimes wanders when I watch TV.  I don't think that would be fair to anyone who is on trial.  And I fall asleep during Perry Mason and Matlock.

JOY, nice of you to see that your DIL is properly dressed for a party.  When I was turning 80, I had a feeling that the kids would do something and I told my daughter that I didn't want any surprises.  They did the party anyway but they asked me who to invite and told me when it was.  And they did the "No Presents" thing that I asked them to do.  It was very nice and I did enjoy it.  I hope your DIL does, too.

LLOYD, if you go East, I'm 5 miles off interstate 80 and there's room at the end of the street to park a camper overnight.  I'm going to be away for a bit in June and I'm having company for a few days in April and again in May.  So when you're ready to take off, check with me.  I'd love to see you and Nancy again.

Now I'm off to bed.  Tomorrow is a work day but not until 10 a.m.  And I have no plans for before work.  I'm going to try to go a bit easier.  I wish you all a peaceful rest and  a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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April 03, 2019, 12:27:26 AM #29 Last Edit: April 03, 2019, 12:32:46 AM by Denver
AMY, to read the wonderful news......a clear report from Kyles CT scan🙏🙏🙏

We got the kiddos where they needed to be once again today.  We had a few minutes to chat with Michele and she looked so much better today.  Yesterday she just looked SO worn out. 

MARYANN, we not only get a discription of the color and type of car the Llift or Uber driver is in but the tag number on the car.  You need to be careful to assure it is the correct car for sure. 

SHIRLEY, first of all I am sure happy you are getting in to see your doctor so you can find out a bit more about your condition.  I hope the doctor will sign a form to relieve you of jury duty.  Preferably forever! 

JANE, happy to read the yard men came to talk to you about your needs for gettin your yard in order. I hope the for you to make.  It sounded like you have a pretty good idea already. 

I must head off to be....pleasant dreams to EVERYFRIEND.