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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2019

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    "Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded."
 Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Q. What's the difference between a jeweler and a prison guard?

A. A jeweler sells watches, and a prison guard watches cells!


When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means  the most to us, we often find that it is the one who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, has chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen


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 Belated wishes Oldiesmann!


July 01, 2019, 06:00:56 am #8 Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 06:02:27 am by larryhanna

Hi everyone on this first of July. Where has the first half of this year gone? It looks like we are to have a very nice day with some sun this morning and some partly cloudy this afternoon and a low chance of rain but it's going to get hot up to 95 later today.

I am trying to get an early start  posting to the discussions as  yesterday couldn't stay awake but so far haven't fallen asleep but my eyes are getting pretty heavy. . I  woke up about midnight and Pat was waiting for me so that I could do some bug hunting. She had seen a big water bug or something like that and she doesn't like bugs, to say the least, so I spent the next hour or so looking through the pantry and while I was doing that I got rid of a lot of big boxes of soda did some re-organization of it but found no  water bug or whatever. I told her the bug was more afraid of her than she was a bit but she wasn't buying that.  Maybe it'll show up later today.  I don't blame the bugs trying to get in from the heat out there but they're not gonna hurt us whether   water bugs or palmetto bugs or whatever they are. It is now after 3 AM and I have gone back to bed. . I told Pat that I'd probably spend most of the day in bed here either sleeping or using my laptop and just getting some extra rest. I'm not feeling as strong as I did yesterday although yesterday was a very good day.

Amy, Pat also bought an extra ring for each of the Instant Pots and puts the used one in the dish washer, which seems to do a good job.  She also has the spring pans and I think all of the different accessories. 

Michael, a big belated Happy Birthday to you and I hope you did something special to celebrate.  I don't think we have ever asked you very much about yourself or your family and unless it is described in your profile we won't know unless someone knows you personally. If you care to share I expect we would all enjoy knowing more about you beyond your great capability as a webmaster.  It sounds like you had a very nice time and you told us quite a bit about you in that posting.  I sure wouldn't want to pay that water bill.

Bubble, really nice banners you shared to get us started for July. I need to heed the quote from Henri Nouwen. I think there is a fine balance between trying to be helpful based on our own experiences in life and getting too carried away with trying to help and I certainly stepped over the line with Jackie, which I really regret and hope she can forgive me for doing so.  What a bright and cheerful banner you made for Oldiesman's Birthday. 

I almost made it without falling asleep but did have to take a little nap and now feel refreshed.


Good morning everyone..

Crow can stop hollering now, I put his feed out. Listened to the fireworks last night and strangely enough it didn't bother Babe, which it normally does.
May try to get the weeding done today. The highways will be plugged with folks going back home, good place to stay off of.

Bubble thank you for the new start page and posting the photos for Shirley.

Larry, hope you have a great day, stay cool 95° is not nice to be out in.

Gloria, I love cookies and cold milk. I must admit I cheated and bought cookies yesterday. I did have good intensions of baking but took Kyle for a drive instead.

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


July 01, 2019, 06:58:33 am #10 Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 07:00:56 am by phyllis
Good morning!  We had a very red sunrise so may have some wet weather again today.  Raleigh got hit again yesterday with high winds and heavy rain.  It got dark for awhile here but no rain.  Hot today but a few degrees cooler than yesterday.

Larry, I had to call for David, the bug killer in our house, night before last to try to get a big wood roach (that is what we call a palmetto bug here in NC).  He usually can't get them because they are so fast but he caught this one and took care of it.  Just like your Pat, I hate them.  I have a contract with pest control to come every few weeks and spray all around the outside of the house to try to keep them away.  Also, they will spray around the inside if I ask them to.  That is one of the "joys" of living in the South, isn't it?

I haven't bought extra Instant Pot sealing rings yet because I just soak them in vinegar and baking soda and that seems to take care of any lingering odors from what was cooked.  I did order a cookbook yesterday that will be here today.  Hoping it will give me new ideas to try.  The Beef Braciole yesterday was delicious and so easy to do.  It will be a repeat if and when I find it at the meat counter again.  Shirley, back in Ks. they were called Beef or Veal Birds.  Why they are called that I have no clue!   :-\   BTW, love the pictures of Colorado even though they made me so homesick.  We used to picnic by the Big Thompson river so often, way back when.

Happy Birthday, Michael. I'm sorry I'm late, as usual.  Your day with your family sounded just perfect to me. 

Laundry day today.  It seems to come around so often.  Take care, everyone.


A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL!  It was nice to learn a little about you.  Until now, you've just been a name and an entity that kept us going when we were too dumb to do it ourselves.  Nice to know you!

Good Morning to all my friends!  I've noticed that I wasn't very active in here yesterday.  I didn't even bid you all good night.  It was a busy day and among other things, I made a jar of pickled peppers.  I'll be trying them today and if they're good, they'll be on my canning list.  I ran across the recipe when I was looking for something else. 

I also made a decent supper for myself last night....Turkey meatoaf, sweet potatoes and fried radishes.  It was pretty good.  I put some of the leftovers in the "Hidey Hole".  We do have a microwave in here, don't we?

SHIRLEY, I'm so envious!  I think camping is the one thing that I miss the most these days.  If I fall asleep on the porch with the birds chirping and the breeze blowing, I think I sleep better than anywhere else.

I'm taking note of all the things you're saying about the instant pot and when it gets here, I'll check over the notes and make a trip through the internet to check out all the accessories available.

Now I have to make a phone call and get myself ready to greet my public at WM.  Wish me smiles.  I wish you all the day of your choice.  It's yours!  Do it your way!

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MICHAEL  Happy belated Birthday

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Good morning everyone, for a change I woke not tired. Yippee. Gonna be a good day, I look forward to my regular CNA at 12. Will be good having her back and getting a good back massage. That always helps and my back feels better for several hours. Of course she will be talking my ears off about her vacation. Will be worth it.

JOY  I dread going anywhere these days, I rather stay home and rest when I need it. I do enjoy getting out once I am on the way.

SHIRLEY  I will try and get my CNA to try that with the towel after I get a new heating pad. The one I had was so old I threw it away. How about a couple of hand towels? I only have those huge bath towels.

AMY  vinegar and baking soda are 2 thing I use a lot of, no poison there. Washing kitchen with vinegar cleans good and keeps ants away, too.

BUBBLE as always love your graphics, Thank you for the new page to fill up. Thanks for the link to Shirley's photos.

SHIRLEY  wish I had been there with you. that water looks pretty lively.

LARRY  hope you enjoy today. Hopefully the bug Pat saw went back outside.

AMY  since I can no longer make cookies I have to get bought ones.

PHYLLIS  for all the talk here about heavy rain and thunderstorms here we had a few brief periods odd of rain in the late afternoon.

JANE  only those with smiles in your line today.

Have a good day.

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Good Morning Everyone from the warmer
and overcas rocky coast of Maine.

I have the AC on this morning ...
So it is dry and cool in my apartment.

It  was only a couple of years ago
that I bought the Instant Pot...  I
used it for a few months but didn't
get enough use out of it, so I gave
it to my Daughter Kelly..   

Not sure what it is doing right now..

I enjoyed it a lot.  But it mostly
just sat on my counter,  so I let it go. 

Funny how a lot of people are
getting them and loving them


Twenty years from now,
you will be more; disappointed
by the things; you didn;t do
than by the ones that you did.

So throw off the;  bowlines.
Sail away from safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your; sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
(Mark Twain)


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


Merry Monday and Happy July

Belated  :happybday: , Oldiesman.  You really are "The Man" for us "Oldies" and we appreciate all you do.

Shirley,  loved the pix of Chalk Creek.  Loved roaming around those areas when we lived in the area.  Also loved being "out in the hills" all day and sleeping in our own beds at night.  :thumbup: 

Been a busy few days around here!

#1 son picked me up after work on Wednesday.  First time I'd been anywhere overnight in a very long time - and then I stayed three nights at his house!

On Thursday,  dil and I had a "project".  Back story:  She is a quilter and has enjoyed making "tee shirt" quilts for several people since she retired.  Several weeks ago, she/I went through family quilts I'd inherited and she made arrangements for us to talk to a member of the OKC Quilters Guild about them.

So - on Thursday, we loaded up 12 quilts and met with Lorraine, a 91-year-old Delight who still drives her pickup and knows more about quilt history/identification than you can imagine.

I hadn't made notes when the quilts came into my possession but took LOTS of notes as Lorraine identified patterns and interpreted fabrics, color, types of material, etc.  that put the construction around certain dates (mostly the 1930's - 1940's).
I didn't know who made any of them but, from Lorraine's information, was able to "guesstimate" which branch of the family each one might have come from - some from my side and some from late hubby's side.

On Friday, Mandi and I matched quilts to my numbered notes and pinned a label on each one.
Now I'm going to write up the information and make a label giving family, pattern and dates that Mandi will machine stitch onto fabric and then stitch onto each quilt.

On Saturday,  son and I "shopped" our way back to my house.  I now have a new microwave (old one "bit the dust" and not worth trying to repair) and a new computer (son decided it wasn't worth trying to upgrade Windows 7 on my current one...and I agreed).

Installation of microwave and set-up for new computer scheduled for later this week.

Had a bunch of business waiting for me when I got home.  Did the "homework" yesterday afternoon and took care of "delivering" some things this morning.

Now ready for some Recliner Time.
Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day 

Mary Ann

July 01, 2019, 01:55:49 pm #17 Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 02:02:53 pm by Mary Ann
Amy, I saved your IP recipe link for Tom.  He has taken cauliflower and chicken broth and whatever else he chooses and fixes mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes.  Very tasty.

Callie, you surely were busy at least in the quilt department.  I have quilts and comforters that both my mother and grandmother made.  My double wedding ring quilt was very much used and now hangs on my wall.  I have washed it and some of the innards have come out, but they were that way before I washed it.  It has been hanging on the wall for several years and needs some cleaning now.  I probably would be better off if I had it cleaned, or washed professionally, then stored.  My paternal grandmother made it for me in 1934.  I was going to attempt a quilt, using a sewing machine (!) but never got started and I certainly will not do so now.

Mary Ann


Lots of smiles in my line and an invitation to join a "gentleman" to go skinny dipping in his pool.  I declined!  I wonder why?

Did a little shopping on the way home and stopped at my son's store to find out if he had talked to the Dr. since his last test.  He said he tried and the dr. wasn't available.  The dr. called him back and he wasn't available.  He said he's going to try again this afternoon.  As I left, I said "Call me tonight".  He answered, "Why? Are you changing your name?"  I said "call me and tell me what the dr. says."  His answer..."That's too long.  I think I'll just stick with MOM!"  What do you do with a kid like him?  I hope he gets it back from his kid, in spades, someday! 

I think I'll go close my eyes for a bit!  There really isn't anything around here that I want to look at right now.  Hope you are all having a good one!  Keep it up!

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Lloyd Hammond

Does anyone know what kind of flower this is? It was a gift to my wife.


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 BUBBLE, for our nice new SS. 

SHIRLEY, I 💗💗 the pictures of your camp and so wish I could have visited with you and seen this in person.  I know you had a wonderful time. 

Raining here right now, but it should stop soon and we can get out to do some shopping.  We are leaving tomorrow morning to head to Vail to join our family.  I just can not stay home and miss being with them all.  Next week we are back to helping out with the children as Michele will have chemo on Monday.

CALLIE, you really had some fun time with your family last week .  How nice to be able to chat with someone so learned about quilts. I bet AMY would have loved to be there with you to hear what all the lady had to say.  Glad you got your new microwave and a new computer....hope all goes well getting them both up and running.  Did you see the nice detailed picture of Leadville and info that was with it?  Hope so, as it sure is nice.  I snagged it to send to my Dad as he is always interested in anything from there.

I, too, want to wish you a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL.  I enjoyed reading about your plans of the day and enjoyed knowing something about YOU. 

JANE, I hope your son calls you to let you know what he finds out after speaking with the doctor.  My sons do the same thing to me.....tease me and beat around the bush!  They know we care, but I ca; appreciate they do not want to worry us! HOWEVER, we worry even more when we do not know!  WHAT, no skinny dipping with the customers?🙀🙀

GLORIA, I know you were happy to see your CNA.

THANKFULLY we do not have any of those kinds of bugs here in Colorado, but we have spiders and I react the same to them as I would a roach, by any name!  Poor LARRY, up in the middle of the night searching for one of them! 

PHYLLIS, I smiled at your thought of sweet memories of camping on the Big Thompson💞💞

Son Kurt told me the closed the bridge going to his area in Vail as the water in Gore Creek got so high on the was really rolling when we were there last week!  Goodness, I hope they do not get cut off from the road by both bridges being closed to high water! 

I must get out to shop.

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon EVERYFRIEND.



Time to ease down and say good night...
Callie I would have loved to be with you and listen to what was said about the quilts. Did she tell you ,you should insure the quilts?

Mary Ann, you're welcome. Hope Tom finds some good recipes in there and you can let us know!

Jane, glad you had lots of smile.  Gosh, skinny dipping, bet he wanted to you bring your own towel too!!

Enjoy your evening 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


He wasn't bad looking for an old guy either.  He had a very neatly trimmed, beautiful color gray beard and a full head of hair.  And he looks like he gets in a lot of swimming!

I'm just about ready to throw in the towel on this day.  Tomorrow will be a busy one.  I'm canning pickled peppers and making a trip to the farm stand to get cherries for jam and for brandied cherries.  They are almost over in this area.  Next week will be black raspberries.  Today, I bought a box of cherries to eat and I've demolished about half of them.

I think I'll see if the doggies want to go out and then hit the sack  a little early.  I wish you all a peaceful night and a good tomorrow. 

LLOYD, they look like pansies to me too!

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Mary Ann

Today is Canada Day and there are fireworks at Sarnia ONT across the St Clair River from Port Huron MI.  At 10:15 PM I don't know how long they'll last.

Mary Ann


July 02, 2019, 05:27:02 am #25 Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 05:41:27 am by Gloria
Good morn‌ing everyone. had a call from DIL yesterday inviting me for supper, son did not know about it. It was a small family gathering for my oldest son's birthday. today he is 68. I can still remember watching fireworks from the hospital window on the 4th. Seems hard to believe it was that many years ago. First time I saw my almost 4 year old great grandson and he was telling me all about their vacation in Hawaii. They left there by ship to Vancouver and that was the part he talked about more, he liked the ship more than the sight seeing in Hawaii. What a chatterbox he is. My CNA was here yesterday, back from her vacation and was great having her back. The ones I had when she was gone left much to be desired. One didn't even know how to wash the few breakfast dishes I had, had to wash them over.

SANDY  yesterday was a beautiful sunny day with bright blue sky-low humidity. If all summer days were like that I would like summer.

CALLIE  looks like you had a busy few days. Hope now you can get to be a couch potato for a few days.

JANE  wow bet you thought that man who asked you to go skinny dipping was "off his rocker"?  Was that the most weird invitation you ever received? So you get smart alec remarks from your son? My oldest one is good at that.

LLOYD  looks like a pansy but never saw ont growing on a vine. At least it looks like it is on a vine.

AMY  thought is was a pansy, too but it lo like it on a vine.

JENNY  oh yes I was a happy camper getting my CNA yesterday.

JANE  after going out to my son's yesterday I was bushed and in bed by 9pm so am up very early this morning.

Think I will go make my breakfast, getting hungry.

Have a good day.

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July 02, 2019, 06:38:12 am #26 Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 06:45:32 am by so_P_bubble
Good morning everyone...

On a rush this morning and will make this quick.

Gloria , happy to read you have your CNA back!!

Janie, at least he had his clothes on..this is for you :)

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 Everyfriend!

Thanks, AMY!  I remember when that song went around but I had forgotten it until I saw it again! 

I'm up and attem today.  I have to call the farm stand around 8 a.m. to have them hold cherries for me.  I need enough for a batch of jam and to make brandied cherries.  That will pretty much take the rest of my free time this week.  Today I have to deal with the peppers I bought at the farmer's market on Sunday.  I'm canning pickled peppers and "Peter Piper" isn't around to help me! 

Right now, Annie is telling me she has to go and it's becoming urgent.  So I'll wish you all a good day and I'll be off to do my chores!

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July 02, 2019, 08:24:04 am #28 Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 09:07:06 am by phyllis
Good morning! Supposed to be another hot one here.  This is turning out to be a very uncomfortable summer and traditionally our hottest months here are July and August.  I think it will be awhile yet before those nice cool days come back.

My mother also quilted.  That is, she did the piecing and local women did the actual quilting.  I have a Sunbonnet Sue quilt that is all pieced with remnants of dresses she made for me when I was just a toddler.  Unfortunately, it is in bad condition so I don't keep it out.  The last quilt she made was an appliqued quilt of Water Lilies.  It was quilted by the ladies of a church quilting group, all hand stitched and is beautiful.  It won awards at quilting show.  It hangs on the wall in my family/den room.  I have several hand made quilts that I have bought over the years and I never use them.  I should make use of them.  No one in my family wants them when I'm gone and the materials that were used, many from feed sacks bought at the local feed store, just wear away with the passing of time.

I took a quilting class and tried quilting but found very quickly that it just wasn't for me.  I loved weaving but finally could no longer dress the loom because I couldn't get down to tie up treadles, etc.  Then, knitting, cross stitch/embroidery, and crochet.  I really miss weaving.  Just the repetitive action of "throwing" the shuttle was very soothing to me.  My beautiful floor loom sits unused in a corner upstairs.

All is OK here.  I hope it is for all of you, too.



July 02, 2019, 01:12:50 pm #29 Last Edit: July 02, 2019, 01:15:06 pm by larryhanna
Hi everyone on what is going to be a very hot day here in South Carolina as we expect to get up to about 97 today by late afternoon. It looks like it's going to be a nice day around here as Pat has had a good night as did I. She was able to go to bed fairly early for her and I haven't heard her coughing like she has been the last few days and I think she's just generally feeling better and that sure makes me feel better.

The aid called a little after 8 am saying her early appointment had cancelled and that she was on her way. to help me with my shower then I will have free time until about 3 o'clock this afternoon when the Comcast technician should be here to fix my Internet problem. I called yesterday and explained to the tech exactly what had been happening at this house for the last 4 1/2 years thinking that we had a problem with the equipment but realizing that changing the equipment  didn't solve the problem. I told him in a logical way what have been happening and he said he agreed with me in every step that the tech,who was young really didn't know what he was doing as couldn't even put the plug in the wall straight. I told the tech that I I was not going to get up and do a lot of trying to get the back online that we've done so much in the past and I simply wanted somebody to come out here and fix the problem. He was able to find a spot this afternoon and will have a tech here as I indicated above.

 So I am expecting to enjoy a nice afternoon of rest and listening to  some beautiful music and also switch over to Willy's Roadhouse on XM radio which I enjoy because I like the old-time country songs and there's some commentary that goes along with a lot of the songs that provide some interesting background of the people involved with Willie and other country stars. I had my breakfast late so will just have a light lunch, probably that Dilly Bar that Scott just brought me (I hadn't expected to see him today so that was a great treat.

I have taken care of a load of laundry that was basically my things anyway and put them away, emptied the dishwasher and put the dishes away and now we have another load being washed. . I realized last evening that I can get down my new ramp in the garage by holding on the nice railing we have and using the cane and then I have the fold up aluminum walker out in the garage and I'm going to keep  at the bottom of the ramp and it won't be necessary then for me to use a walker to get down the ramp as II can use the aluminum one to get over to the car and it should make getting in and out of the car much easier as well as not having to take the walker with me. We will have the transport chair in the truck so it will be available if needed. We have some plans for tomorrow that I will give me a chance to test them out.

 It seems that everyday is a different adventure as  I had no idea that today would turn out as it has so far. 
Judy, it sounds like you made a wise decision in getting out and taking pictures and keeping Zeke from getting too stressed.

 Ellie, yes I am a touch typist and love to type.  My dad had an old Underwood typewriter with those round keys.  Before I was eligible to take typing in high school, you had to be a junior or senior, I put adhesive tape over the keys and then started typing.  As a professional I wasn't allowed to type on the job.  Finally when computers were introduced I was finally able to type my writing at work and it was much more efficient. In this day and age with the computer I expect there are many men who are touch typists but also a lot of one finger typists.  I am sure your husband knows a great deal about planting.  Sometimes we men do know what we are talking about although if you see men represented on many TV shows we are bumbling fools.
]Jane, you have earned the right as well as the need to take things easy.  That is also my goal for Pat with her bad back and feet. As long as I am able I intend to not be an invalid as I enjoy accomplishing something every day but I also now have he freedom to do or not to do what I want and it gives me a lot of joy and peace of mind. We don't go to the mailbox each day.  With the USPS app we can see what is being delivered so have options.

I am having a terrible time trying to post as keep falling asleep.  Guess not a bad thing but do want to post for today. I am going to read the posting since yesterday but not try to post to everyone so I can finish my nap.