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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, July 01, 2019, 12:29:42 AM

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I made a trip to the local farm stand this morning to get sweet cherries.  I'll be making some jam with part of them and the rest will be brandied cherries.  I really like them and so do some of the members of my family. So they'll be Christmas presents as well as snacks for me when the snow flies.

Today I made the pickled peppers.  I don't know how they'll be since this is the first time I've made them in a long, looooooong time and this is a different recipe.  Peter Piper never showed up to help so I did it all myself. 

Tonight I'm giving myself a luxury.  My friend and I are going to the movies.  I even forget what we're seeing.  She made the arrangements and is picking me up around 6.  We always have a good time together.  I think we talk the air blue around us! 

Tomorrow, I'll start pitting the cherries and getting them ready to do the actual work on Thursday.

LARRY, it sounds like you're getting everything within reach and ready for use.  It's nice to hear that you feel like doing some of the household chores again. 

I'm going to go get myself ready to go.  My friend will be here around 6.  Enjoy your evening Everyfriend.

CALLIE, I forgot to mention that I was intrigued with your quilt adventure.  I still have a doll size quilt that my grandmother made for me one Christmas.  I think I was about 5 or 6 and Santa brought us brand new (refinished by my grandfather) doll beds.  My mother made little mattresses and my grandmother made the quilts and a whole wardrobe for our baby dolls including velvet coats and hats!.

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Goodness, the city was hot!! We just did what we had to and skedaddled home. Took the pup in to get his nails clipped and the girl did a nice job. Well worth the money and it saved me a wrestling job.

Jane, have fun at the movies. You deserve a time out :)

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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well it is 74ยบ and bright sun @ 6:48 A M C T S time and calling for the high eighty's or mid 90 ty's today. this old man can't take it like I used to. when I was a young Man I could stand over a hot coal fired forge sharping plow shears or making horse shoes. that Is a thing long past.Have a good day everyone.



Good morning everyone..

Just marking my spot... Will be back later.

Enjoy your 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 Everyfriend!  We had a lovely soft shower over night and there is more rain expected this afternoon.  The grass and everything else is green but the farmers are beginning to complain about not being able to get all the growing things picked and stored.  I don't ever remember having this much rain this late into the season.

 I'll be off to greet my public at Wally World this morning.  I hope I have lots of smiling faces through my line.  It sure makes the day a happier one. 

The Pickled Peppers are sitting on the "Admiration Shelf" accepting all the comments I make as I pass them.  I try to tell them every so often how beautiful they are and how proud I am of them for standing there looking tempting!  I do that with all the canned goods.  I give them their "be proud and happy" day or two before I put them away! 

I hope I have enough energy left when I get home from work to pit cherries for a while.  That's all I'm planning for today.

Last night when my friend and I went to the movies we got a schedule for this month.  This is the theater that was built new a couple years before I moved here and that was 1946.  When it was about to go out of business due to the mall theaters, Bucknell University purchased it and made memberships available to anyone from town who was interested.  Many people were.  They have regular movies and they also use it for training movies for a couple of their classes.  When they have the training movies, they are also open to the public....sometimes free.  They are having an Alfred Hitchcock series this summer beginning next week.  The entire sries is free to anyone who wants to come.  My friend and I decided that we will try to see them all.  Next week is "The Birds".  My two favorites will be later on.  They also have free movies in the afternoons in the summer a couple days a week for the kids.  This is the best thing that could have happened to the movie theater!  They also restored the interior just as it was when it opened with one exception.  The seats are now in Bucknell's school colors....orange and blue. 

I'm off to get ready for work.  Enjoy your day and make it your own in every way. 

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Good morning, Jane ,  Amy  and Lloyd.  Pretty sunny morning after a terrible thunder storm last night.  We were playing cards, and I kept praying the power wouldn't go off.  I would have been stuck without the elevators not working. But, after about 20-30 minutes of heavy downpour, strong winds and black skies, it did slow down. I think it rained during the night, also. Just a few blocks down the road from me, several utility poles toppled over and were laying across the road along with a lot of wires over the railroad tracks blocking all the traffic. I read this morning where one lane was opened, but still a lot of cleaning up to do.

I have a grocery order coming between 11 and 12, so I need to get myself moving.

I will try to get back later.  Hope everyone will have a good day.



Sleeping in feels good........unless you have a million things to do. That is ok ,as there is always another day to do it in. :) We went to town to pick up milk and oranges and Jane, can you believe the cherries were calling my name!! Came home with 4 bags  of cherries that are now pitted and in jars, last batch is in the beautiful canner!! I am listening to the pop pop pop of the lids now.

Joy ,that must have been some storm to topple the poles over, glad you are safe and sound.

Gloria is MIA unless I have missed her post.

Phyliss, sad that your loom is no longer used.  We get away from different hobbies as we mature.

Better go see what I can rustle up for supper later.

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


Cox tech been & gone, have to go lock a gate & thinking follow up with a nap...what a whirlwind! Daughter, her husband & youngest son are about half way here so could be my best chance for a nap for a few days! Total chaos here but holding my own!  Will be back later when brain is rested. Shirley 


Well, my Instant Pot arrived!  Unfortunately, someone mixed up the labels and I'm guessing it arrived in Buffalo, NY in place of the Bissel Spot Cleaner that arrived on my doorstep.  It's going to be a little difficult to cook anything in a Bissel Spot Cleaner and I bet Alexandra is wondering how in the heck to get rid of those dang spots with an Instant Pot!

I called the company and I spoke with someone with a far eastern accent and she wanted me to return my package to my nearest store.  I told her I can't do that.  It's too far for me to drive with my bad eyesight and I don't have anyone to take me right now.  Then she said that she would reorder the IP for me and I don't have to return the Cleaner.  That sounded like a deal but she hastened to add that the IP was no longer available.  Then it was and she ordered it for me and I'm to keep the cleaner.  I'm not going to open it until I see my next bill and the IP arrives. 

AMY, are you trying to make me look like a "slug-a-bed" getting your cherries and getting them canned all in the same day?  What did you do with your pickled peppers?  And who helped you with the cherries?  Since yours are all done, you can run over here tomorrow and help me!

Shirley, take the nap while you can!  You never know when you'll get another chance.  And if your kids are around, the chances are slim!

JOY we got the gentle rain but no thunder and lightning.  However, the lights blinked off twice and I had to reset everything that doesn't reset itself.  Must have happened again during the night because the clock on the dresser was blinking again this morning.  That must have been a traffic nightmare with all those wires down.

Guess I better try to get something done before I run out of time and steam at the same time.  Enjoy the rest of your day Everyfriend!

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Jane, oh dear, I sure hope they straighten out their mistake!!
Well, you see, Peter Piper picked the pickled peppers and so he took them all home which is fine with us as we don't eat pickled peppers.
I slept in this morning ,I mean really slept in, it is a wonder Kyle didn't send for an ambulance as I never sleep in that late.
I have a little gizmo that takes the pits out 6 at a time so that makes the job a lot easier.

Just have to tidy up the kitchen and may go water the garden again 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

Mary Ann

July 03, 2019, 04:28:24 PM #40 Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 04:30:10 PM by Mary Ann
Jane, I think Larry had something similar happen with a delivery, however, there was just one item.  The item went to his son's address instead of Larry's, but it was a large TV screen and they were lucky it fit in Scott's car.

I drool over the things you women can and make; they sound so appetizing and good.

Amy, with our temperature (88 degrees) you'd want to water all day long.

Mary Ann


July 03, 2019, 06:07:04 PM #41 Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 06:09:43 PM by larryhanna
Hi everyone.  We are in for a really hot day up to about 100 degrees.  With the heat factor yesterday it got up to 107.  I was sure glad I did not have to get outside yesterday.

Yesterday was a great day and then it became a very sad day when we got the call that our dear friend Doris had passed away from the effects of Alzheimer's.  We had become wonderful friends and she and her husband were surely used by God as his angels' to  us in a great time of need.  The Alzheimer's destroyed her very quickly.  Then I heard from the daughter of my best friend that he was not dismissed from the Mental Health Unit at the hospital and what is going to happen is still undecided.  My concern now is not for him but for his wife and two daughters and his son.  Fortunately I know Betty is a very strong Christian woman and I am sure she is seeking God's guidance and knowing that God does provide the answers. 
We had a plan for today so Pat could get her hair cut and I was doing to do some shopping if I could get a riding electric cart.  Scott had gotten up early and was at Lowe's and called me and on the spot we decided to go to Walmart then and he came out and it was cool and no problem getting the electric cart. It worked great and that is what we will do at least during the summer.  Pat had forgotten to put in her food order so that wasn't going to happen until tomorrow so I could buy things without  out concern of duplication.  Then she called the Beauty shop and found the stylist she wanted was off on vacation.  So suddenly the day has really switched around.

]I have developed a tooth ache and just called and was able to get an appointment at 1:15 Monday, the first appointment after lunch.  I think that involves a bridge and a crown so will have a decision to make about what I want to do. 

My lovely lady volunteer was here for about and hour.  The volunteer supervisor wasn't able to make it.  I will read all of the postings since yesterday but am going to bypass general commets today.  Tomorrow should be quieter but have to stay flexiable.  Pat is fixing ribs in the crock pot for our dinner this evening and a nice corn salad and all of that about did her in.


July 03, 2019, 06:13:23 PM #42 Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 06:22:47 PM by larryhanna
Jane, I am confident that Amazon will do as they say and you will not be charged.


Larry, I am sorry for the lose of your friend Doris, on the bright side she is with God, in no pain and you will all meet up sooner or later. It must be difficult for your best friend not knowing what is happening. Thankfully he is surrounded by his family to help him through all this. Are you sending her emails to read to him?

Ribs sound good, we finished up the last of the spaghetti tonight.

Sounds like you had a productive 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


It wasn't Amazon that made the mistake.  I found this great sale at a national department store where I have a charge account.  They've always been fair and I'm sure they will be this time.  I hope they do the same for the gal who got my IP.

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Jane, imagine her surprise when she opens up the instant pot!!! It was an honest mistake and   if you both get to keep the mistakes a bonus for both of you..
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 03, 2019, 11:05:27 PM #46 Last Edit: July 03, 2019, 11:20:32 PM by Shirley
Got the phones & internet fixed (hopefully), things on hold about the roof, Amazon delivered 2 new chlorine floaters that the hail smashed... but I did NOT get around to calling the RV guys to see if they can order the dome over the shower that was cracked. At first I didn't consider it being hail damage but after finding so much other damage, got to be related. I still won't file an insurance claim, it wouldn't be more than the deductible (I don't think). Different insurance than house.

Got my hair cut & cut up the watermelon into bite sizes for tomorrow so am seriously thinking bed. Cats are in, they are not happy with all the fireworks banging, haven't seen any pretty stuff, just bangs & pops. I don't mind fireworks, remember how we enjoyed them after the war was over. Of course, we didn't get the big stuff they have now. I could lay in my bed & watch the high explosions every night at 10:00 pm of the 10 day fair. We had a 2 story house, only about 11 blocks away... strange, for the first time I counted how many city blocks & had always said "8" blocks from the fairgrounds. They have beautiful aerial shows every night after the grandstand show.

Back then the grandstand shows managed to book a lot of the people that were on Ed Sullivan Show. It was said that "the MO State Fair was 2nd only to Texas"... a wonderful place to grow up. I do feel lucky & happy with memories but think each & every person feels the same about their "home town". So will head to bed for a very busy day tomorrow. Got to finish unloading that RV. Try to get the slide out long enough to get all that bedding off, washed & back on between rains. I am ready to go again, to MO this time.

I took some chicken bones down to the river as well as stale bread, it will be gone in the morning so something is hungry.. I was pleased that I was not nearly as winded as before I went to CO. Probably keeping busy is helping build up stamina, a very good sign. I had reached the stage that going from one end of the house to the other left me panting... winter blassss

Larry, my sincere sympathy for the loss & misery of your friends. So difficult to keep spirits up when each loss is like a hit in the stomach & gasping for air. It hurts. Big hugs.

I am getting such a kick out of you girls canning & recipes for the IP.... and Jane, I agree that "their mistake" is a real gift for you. I don't do quilts but every time the subject comes up I have to slap my face to quit getting angry that someone took my mother's precious quilt that she pieced together as a young girl & had quilted by the ladies of the Salvation Army only a few years before she died. She was so proud of it, kept it wrapped in an enormous plastic bag in her "hope chest". She did not say which of us girls would inherit, but in the 5 years after she died, before our father died, that quilt had been in that trunk. Many people had been in & out, my sister hired some girls to spend the night in that bedroom as well as a nephew that stayed in that extra bedroom for months after Dad broke his hip. The spare bedroom was ground floor with it's own bathroom & door to go outside, no problem for someone to walk out with a quilt. No one else seemed to be upset it was missing but I do hope who ever took it will suffer a guilty conscience forever. Was so special to Mom I felt someone had to take good care of it for her. At one time I checked with a store that sold OLD hand made quilts & was told that the value of one completely hand made & vintage would be worth well over a thousand dollars. Ah, well, one of those things we can't do anything about, but feel better talking about it now & then. I'd sure give someone a thousand or more to keep that quilt in the family.

Off to bed. Hugs to all. Happy night before the 4th of July!



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Happy Fourth of July to you all. Safe travels for those on the  roads today..

Taking hubby to the chiropractor so will be back later.

Enjoy your day with family and fantastic food!!!
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 everyone, HAPPY JULY FOURTH.
Woke after 9 yesterday and had a rush to get going for an 11:am appointment. I am not good a rushing anymore. Going to be a hot day here, glad I am staying home with my AC for good company. Most likely will have the Bristol parade-the oldest 4th parade in the country more than 230 years. People get  to the route the night before and stay in their spots. Crazy.
Have read all the posts but I think I slept on my right side all night and even my hand feels numb so hard to type with just left hand.
Have a wonderful Fourth with family and friends.

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Lloyd Hammond

Gloria thanks was great. Nancy and I both enjoyed it very much. I hope with your blessing I am going to try to forward a copies to some of our kin folks.



Hello everyone.  According to the weather forecast for this morning we are only to get to 93 degrees today with a good chance of rain.  Scott was talking about getting over here early this morning to install the outside doorbell/camera while it is cool but I don't think it will be too early.  It looks like we will have a high of 93 today.    The only thing on the plan for today is to go to Home Depot to return the plastic floor runners and, depending what time it is perhaps finally get to Sonny's for a lunch sandwhich to bring home.

Last evening Pat was talking about riding along, which is basically what I will be doing.  The girls will be over in the afternoon. (I know I have been writing about doing this for several days but it just hasn't worked out so maybe today will be the day.

I had a really bad episode of shortness of breath yesterday evening and used a second dosage of Morphine for the day.  However, I did get around 5 hours of sleep last evening and know I will be mainly resting today.  I am having another one this morning and took another doseage of he Morphine and am about ready to ask the nurse if the dosage can be increased.  It took me about 2 hours this morning to get my breakfast and empty the dishwasher and the job shouldn't take more than 20 minutes.  I may have to admit that I am just not in good enough shape to continue to try to do this.
 Pat and the girls fixed a very good meal last evening of BBQ ribs, green  beans, and a corn salad and roles.  The two slabs of ribs were  fixed in the Instant Pot and then sauced and finished in the oven.  Unfortuntately my taste buds for meat haven't returned yet and I wasn't able to eat much of the meal. That was our 4th of July special meal.  There is plenty of food here at the house so everyone will be on their own for fixing a meal today.  It seems when I start to write my postings for today someone turns on a switch and I fall asleep. Therefore I am going to go ahead and post and then read back in the discussions and will add any comments.  Otherwise hope to see you tomorrow. My best friend is home now.


Happy 4th of July.   Hope everyone will enjoy a happy and safe day.

Nothing special for me today.  Just another day !!!

They do not do anything special for 4th of July, here where I live.  We used to have  pot lucks and luncheons for various holidays, but haven't had anything like that for a good while now.  We have a new recreation girl, but she is kept busy doing things that the manager should be doing. So, nothing has been planned for a while now.

I did read the messages, and always enjoy what everyone is into.

Hope everyone will have a good day and enjoy whatever it is that you have planned.  Even just resting is fine. 



Wish me lucky!

I received this mail:
"Qatar Foundation - You have been selected to receive 950,000.00 Euros."

ha ha ha ha... must be for celebrating the 4th of July or maybe the Bastille Day on the 14th?

I am glad I don't need to worry about what to do with that kind of money :D


hahaha, Bubble, you are getting MY mail!  Yesterday & day before were extreme for masses of robo calls... and I had to answer because of the various problems, roof, internet & phones, etc... not knowing names or numbers of agents calling.  We have already had showers this morning so don't want to open the slide on the RV to get the rest of the bedding & clothes out & do hate to start laundry until all can be sorted for colors. By the way, if you get a legit offer of that kind of money, I will gladly advise how to spend... sure wouldn't save for the future!!!

Enjoy the day, remember all those long gone 4th of July celebrations when we had tears in our eyes because we finally had PEACE! 


I have 9 jars of cherry jam sitting on the counter cooling and looking beautiful!  Unfortunately, as I was getting out the jam pot, I knocked the lid to the soup pot on the floor.  It shattered into about a million pieces and I spent the next half hour cleaning up glass in two doorways and all over the kitchen.  If you've never tried to clean up a million shards of glass with two dogs trying to "help", you haven't lived.  What fun that was!

And now I have to find a lid for my soup pot before it's time for veggie soup!

But the jam finally got done and the kitchen floor is cleaner than it's been in a long time!

I'm going to pit some more cherries for the brandied cherries before it's time to go to my daughter for supper on the grill.  She told me not to bring anything but myself.  I can do that!

I hope you are all enjoying you day.  I have mixed emotions!

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All well in central Oklahoma.  Weather is slightly crazy.  We'll have bright sunshine and then "pop-up" storms will dump up to 4" of rain in 90 minutes - and then the sun will shine again.  :idiot2:

The past week had been "one thing after another" and tomorrow will start another few days of the same.  All good things - but I needed a break!  So I "politely declined" joining my family and those in my dil's family for a Pool Party/Taco Bar gathering.  Weather permitting, they plan to follow that with a fish fry and fireworks at dil's family "fishing shack" on the Cimarron River.
More than this old lady can - or wants to - handle.

Amy,  going back to your comment on insuring the quilts.  Neither dil nor I thought to ask about getting an appraisal.  I'm not much for insuring any heirlooms because, if something happened to them, they could not be replaced - nor would I want a replica.

Don't really have anything to add to the other conversation threads so will just wish...

Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day
with  :hugs:


Of course, it is hot and getting hotter today.  Typical NC summer day with thunderstorms predicted for the afternoon.  I'm not going anywhere.

Just finished some applesauce in IP.  So good...I can hardly wait for it to cool.

We'll have our semi-traditional 4th dinner this afternoon.  Fried chicken, twice baked potatoes, kidney bean salad, apple pie.  How American is that?

I just found my next kitchen "toy".  I want it!  :crazy:  :pineapple:  :tup:  :clap: 


Happy 4th, Everybody!


Mary Ann

Phyllis, I wanted that "toy" too until I saw the price.  I think that is kind of expensive for heating water for coffee or reheating food.  My right shoulder has arthritis and I can't get things out of my over-the-stock microwave.  I am limited to what I can heat because of that.  I had thought of a table top microwave, but where it would fit best, there is something above the location.  I passed on that and I guess I'll pass on this "toy".  Great idea, though.

Mary Ann