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Soda Shoppe for August 1, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, August 01, 2019, 12:42:44 am

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    So the Pope is SUPER early for his flight.
He asks his driver on his way to the airport if he could drive around for a while because they have time to kill and he hasn't driven a car since becoming the pope.

Naturally, he's a bit rusty, so he's driving poorly, when suddenly he sees police lights behind him. He pulls over and when the officer comes up to the window his eyes go wide. He says to the pope "Hold on for a minute," and goes back to his car to radio the chief.
Cop: "Chief we have a situation. I've pulled over an important figure."
Chief: "How important? A governor or something?"
Cop: "No sir. He's bigger."
Chief: "So, what? a celebrity or something?"
Cop: "More important, sir."
Chief: "A major politician?"
Cop: "No sir, he's much more important."
Chief: "WELL WHO IS IT!?"
Cop: "Well actually I'm not sure. But the pope's his driver."


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

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


    From a  Seniornet member of old

Food For Thought-
Some times when I am  relaxing
and have time for a little thought,
I think of what a life times worth ,
 if a life time could be bought.
The good times and the not so good ,
 the smiles and all the tears.

How is it possible to value these ,
that have built through out the years.
The priceless memories  gathered,
 and all the emotions that you find,
Love within your heart and soul ,
   the essence of all mankind.
The friendships that seem to blossom,
 that were kindled on the way
How these they just kept growing,
 and help you cope with each new day.

I have come to this conclusion,
 that  this is how it should be,
 Life times  are precious to us all,
 that's why they are  given free.

22 Dec 03


G'morning all. A fine warm, dry and sunny August Day, g'day Lloyd to you too, i got your message and replied but, i think you were still in the land of Nod !, lol, perhaps next time ! :) , for those who like looking around old Churches or Churchyard's this next armchair walk might be interesting, trust you can find this one a bit easier to get around Glora ?, although, if your like me !, even trying to walk through long grass can still be a problem ! i still find Walking with the 'Bald Explorer' is much better, even though sometimes he gets is facts wrong !  :) . ENJOY.
                                       Cheerio. Roley.  :thumbup:


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Good morning everyone. Yesterday, late afternoon, we had a brief storm, wind thunder, lightening and strong wind. Lasted maybe 15 minutes and the temperature dropped. 66° now and feels so good. On another good thing, my son and DIL took me out  for supper, local restaurant was having baked stuffed lobster special (still expensive). Oh it was so good, of course I could not finish mine so it will be my meal today. Stuffed with the cut up tail and claws, scallops and shrimp. I did not touch the veggies but did have most of my salad but wanted  to save room for the lobster. I have not had lobster in about 7 years so I really enjoyed every bite. Seems like every time they take me out to eat it is to the shore for chowder and clamcakes. love that, too. We sit there and watch  surfers on the water and enjoy the smell of the salt air.

LLOYD  glad they finally got your phone and internet running right. About time, right?

CALLIE  if you remember Hitchcock's Lifeboat he appeared  as a picture on a newspaper they had.

JANE  I have read many times small meals are better than big meals where we might eat too much. I read they call it grazing. Now "they" make us want to be like cattle, just graze all day.:(

BUBBLE  thanks for a new page for August. Great graphics and jokes Love the words of Wisdom. Hope it has cooled off some where you are.

ROLEY  thank you, both links opened but the second one faster.

Have a good day.

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Good morning  everyone..
A beautiful morning here, no humidity as of yet!!

Yesterday went well, stopped at the places I needed to before hubby's appointment in and out of Costco by 10 . To the Dr and he is leaving...but will do appointments by skype but have to see him once a year and that is not going to work for us. Met daughter in love for lunch ,dropped my treadle sewing machine off and came home tuckered. All in all a good day.

Today is cleaning out a fridge.so you know what we will have for supper tonight ...refrigerator surprise!

Gloria, I bet that lobster was so delicious, and the best part you got to enjoy it with your son and dil.

Roley, good morning, love your arm chair trips. Will watch later with my cuppa tea.

Bubble thank you for the new start, funnies and words of wisdom. Words to live by for sure.

Jenny belated Happy Anniversary to you and Bob may you be blessed with many more!!

Jane, glad to read you are enjoying your IP ....now if we could get Joy to enjoy hers.Can you post the recipe for the chicken please.

Lloyd, so happy to read you have both internet and phone fixed. I had a big surprise the other day when I phoned our service, got a really nice English speaking lady living not that far from me...not someone I couldn't understand in a far away land.

Mary Ann, I am going to see if our GP is comfortable in doing the job..that would save a lot of travelling for us.

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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. Like you girls I enjoyed Peters post. we have overcast sky,no sun so far today. we have light rain on and off yesterday and today. yes it is nice to have phone and internet both working proper.
have a great day everyone.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  I've been up for a bit and decided not to sit down here until I did at least one thing that I've been putting off.  So right now there's a "Buttermilk Pecan Pie" in the oven with about 10 minutes to go.  After I tak that out, I'll go get myself dressed and ready for a trip to the dumpster.  Trash is piling up!

Roley/Peter, I'm also one who enjoys your "walks".  I wish I could do it in person but having yours to look forward to, is a special treat.  I loved my past visits to England and would love to visit again but that's not going to happen.  So keep the "walks" coming.  I'll be joining you!

AMY, I got the recipe for the chicken from "Taste of Home".  It's called "Pressure Cooker Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs".  I was going to try posting the link but part of it is missing from my copied recipe.  Shouldn't be any trouble to find.  Taste of Home is a pretty good site.  Sorry about my stupidity.  If you can't find it let me know and I'll email it to you!

I better close this up because it's almost time for the pie!  Enjoy your day Everyfriend.  It's yours!  Grab it and make it work for your!

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The sun is coming up over the trees even though we are "supposed" to have thunderstorms today.  We'll see....Mother Nature likes to play games with us.

I think I took care of the problem with having to buy a new lawn mower.  I shopped online at the local home improvement stores.  I found the mower that I think I want but nowhere was it available for pick-up. It seems most of these places now only keep sample models at the store and if you want the machine delivered you have to wait quite awhile to fit into their schedule....and, on top of that,you pay a delivery fee.  So, I went on-line to Amazon and did a lot of looking and comparing with other brands and reading several consumer articles about pros and cons of different brands of electric lawn mowers, found the one I want, ordered it and it will be delivered, with no shipping charges to my door tomorrow.  I love Amazon!

I wanted some comfort food last night so pulled some dried navy beans from the pantry.  Rinsed 1 cup of beans, added 4 cups of water and put it with some bacon, onion, and seasonings and put it in the Instant Pot.  Less than an hour later I had satisfying bean soup...no soaking of the beans, no hours and hours of simmering in a steamy kitchen, no having to watch and stir....just set the pot and left the room.  Along with crackers, chunks of Tillamook Cheddar cheese, and homemade applesauce we had a good dinner.

Jane, my doctor told me that it is better to eat 5 small meals or snacks per day rather than 3 full meals as long as I was snacking on healthy food.  Much better for the digestion and metabolism.  I'm more comfortable with a small meal now....especially at dinnertime.  A bowl of soup and a small helping of fruit last night was just right.

Jenny, I'm sorry I missed your anniversary.  How nice you were able to celebrate with family and had such a good day.  I add my very late best wishes to you and Bob for many more anniversary celebrations.

I hope it is a good day for everyone.   


Marking my spot.  Son is coming after work. Need to make his Honeydo list.  :)


August 01, 2019, 10:51:13 am #14 Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 10:55:12 am by Joy
Good morning.  Thank you, Bubble for the new page and the cute jokes.  Also the Words of Wisdom.

It is a pretty sunny morning, but I haven't heard any weather reports so far today. 

First of all,  Happy Belated Anniversary wishes to Jenny and Bob.  It sounds like you are really enjoying your Boston vacation.

Amy, no, so far I just haven't gotten brave enough to try the IP.  Maybe I will get around to it when I feel better. That might be something that I can look forward to doing.

I am waiting to hear from the doctor with the results from a test and then she gave me a new medicine to start.  I sure hope it will help.  I did sleep a little bit better last night, but already have had a short nap this morning.

Roley, I do plan to go back and look at the video you posted the link for.  Than you.

Gloria, I had to laugh when you said you could still picture your mother beating up the egg whites.  That sure  made me think of my mother doing the same thing.  I kept the bowl and fork she used for a long time, but I think it probably got broke or lost in one of our moves.

 I am so glad that you got to go out for lobster.  I think I have only had an actual lobster once or twice, but my favorite is a lobster roll.  I have found one local place that has good ones, but I have only been there one time.  When I was up in Connecticut a few years ago, we went to a place and I asked about the  warm ones and the warm ones seem to be more popular in the southern NE states.  However, that is what I got, and I sure prefer the cold ones better.

Phyllis, I am glad you were able to find a new mower that you wanted on Amazon.  Seems like they have everything.  My mailman told me the other day that it won't be long before Amazon goes out of business.  ??  I questioned  that and he said that it is what he has heard. I thought I read somewhere that Amazon had the biggest sales of any type of place like that.  I don't know where he heard that, but he was very adamant that it was true.  I seriously doubt that will happen. I shop a lot there, also.  I have told my sons that they can give me an Amazon gift card anytime as a gift when they don't know what to buy me. LOL  And, that is what they do now.

Jane, your pie sounds delicious.  You are so ambitious to have a pie already made so early in the day.  I hope you will enjoy your day off today.  Although a trip to the dump isn't all that exciting. 

Amy, I have never heard of having a doctor's appointment on Skype.  That must be something new. 

Lloyd, glad you have everything working good now.  Hope it all continues to work well.

Good morning to all the ones who come in later. Have a great day,



JOY, just a quick note...I don't take my trash to the dump.  The dumpster is the one behind my son's store that serves the store and the apartments above.  I save a little money by taking mine up there and tossing it in the dumpster.  Most of the people who collect around here, charge by the can and I never have a can full.  So I save a little this way.  I also get a quick visit with my son if he's in the store!

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Joy,  Amazon is building a huge distribution center in Oklahoma City and has advertised they will be hiring 1500 people. Maybe they're changing locations.

A "Not So Hot" weather front has moved through.  Wouldn't you know I've done all my errands for thr week?
Shirley, weather guru said it's 71 in Kansas City.  Hope you're cool, too.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Love this weather...so far no humidity!!

Jane thank you.. found it.. here it is for anyone else wishing to  try it.

Going to go pick some beans while it is still cool. Didn't get the fridge done. will leave that till tomorrow...my zippety do dah  zapped away on me..
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've been & read 3 or 4 times this morning & thought I'd left a message but now remember what I did.  I had it typed but wanted to check something before posting & forgot to do it with a different "page" & lost my post. Dumb, dumb thing to do but I did it. :tissue:

Bubble, beautiful graphics & enjoyed the funnies & Food For Thought. Thank you.

Callie, how did COOL reach you & not pass through Kansas?  Sweltering here, hate waking up to 80° & humid. Tom didn't come home this morning so don't know where he hid out all night. He & Tiger usually spend the day inside but Callie Cat prefers the outside heat. I think the AC bothers her.

Jane, so lucky you have that option, my dumpster isn't half full most of the time but cost is the same. I feel like celebrating when it is chucked full of yard waste... cutting down those redbud, mulberry & elm trees that spring up all over my yard... I should cut down the rest of the lilies, iris, etc. foliage, but too hot! Not even any litter box clean outs as they have all been using the outdoor places.  :thumbup:

Phyllis, me & Amazon have a very good relationship as well. I can't imagine Amazon going out of business but getting any kind of help at most stores is a problem anymore. I do feel sorry because so many stores have cut back on help to the point the ones remaining are so exhausted trying to fill the shoes of several people, I feel pity that they have to be there. I don't know the solution but shopping on the computer is easier than running around from store to store to find the best buy!

I'd better get a move on, have several errands to run & will stop for fast food on my way home. Not sure which place my little Red will pull in to.... but I am starved now!


Shirley,it would have been Miss Emily who was "cool".  I was just "Not So Hot"....meaning the heat index was 98º instead of 105º.  "They" say the humidity is lower, too - but it's still uncomfortable.  8)

Lloyd Hammond

August 01, 2019, 06:41:26 pm #20 Last Edit: August 01, 2019, 06:44:28 pm by Lloyd Hammond
good evening everyone. well I have just been reading the posts. my brain started thinking a little bit,thinking about how we have all gotten soft in our old age. when i was 6 or 7 years old we never even had a electric fan, we would toss a blanket folded on the front porch,strip off and lay on it take a Nap in the afternoon.some times under shorts and sometimes buck necked no one had any problem with it in them days,now days would get you arrested and charged with indescendant exposure. but I do not worry about that now days we have a good central AC. and these hot days I spend lot of time on the easy chair enjoying it.



I like to shop on line too and I can usually find what I'm looking for at Amazon. But when it comes to paying the bill, they won't le me back on.  I think they're trying to make my payment late so I have to pay a fee on it.  I never have any trouble signing in to buy but I have had to change my password numerous times to pay!

The pie was delicious but there was too much of it so I stowed the remains in the Hidey Hole.  If anyone wants to try a piece of Buttermilk Pecan Pie, help yourself!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. Is 66º @ 5:01 AM C T S. heading for 80º today.
hope you all have a great day just as you like it.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  Cool this morning and not supposed to be as hot as it's been.  Also, we're expecting rain this afternoon so I won't have to drag my hose out. 

I slept better last nigt than I have in about a week.  Feel better this morning...not exactly "bright eyed and bushy tailed" but today has to be better than yesterday.  Yesterday started out pretty good and then went downhill fast! 

Today is a Wally World day so wish me smiles and short lines.  I wish you all a great day.  Grab it and make it your own in every way!

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Good morning everyone, a wonderful 62° now. No AC last night, just a fan in front of the window pulling in cooler air. Love it. If the rest of the summer was like this I would not complain, well maybe not too much. ;)

Roley/Peter  I enjoyed yesterday's walk again. I enjoy all that you post, seeing the buildings that are so old compared to what we have and the beautiful country views. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

AMY  I cleaned out the rest of that lobster shell yesterday and enjoyed almost as much as I ate Wednesday at the restaurant. Every last bite of it. Great isn't it when we make a call or get one where the person speaks our language. I am so tired of trying to understand some of those who do not know how to speak our English and don't understand it either. Wish we had a few GP's around, so tired of internists who send you to this specialist or that one.

LLOYD  my daughter has a disk where they live and the other day they were without internet, every time there is a storm between us we have terrible connection on Skype. No cable out in the boonies where they live.

JANE  I love pecan pie but never had a buttermilk one.

PHYLLIS  have you ever found a bag of 15 beans for soup? Comes with a packet of seasoning and tastes so good. I bought a bag during the winter and then realized I would not be able to cook it so gave it to my oldest son, he made it and gave me some and I really enjoyed it. He now has a couple bags of it in the cupboard and come cold weather again he will make some and I will get to enjoy it, too.

JOY  one thing I miss is making backed rice pudding like my Mom made.  The old bowl I used to make it in got broken and the new smooth shiny bowls do not work. Old is better at times. I never heard of warm lobster rolls and I am in Southern New England. We are next to Conn on the west and Mass north and east. South side is the Atlantic.

CALLIE  a few years ago Amazon built a warehouse in Mass. not to far from here. They hired a lot of people.

SHIRLEY  those mulberry trees are a pain the way they multiply and drop all those leaves and things from them. My SIL planted one in Ca. but did not take long for him to dig it up and get rid of it.

Have a good day and keep cool.

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August 02, 2019, 07:55:43 am #25 Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 08:03:47 am by phyllis
Gloria, I've bought the 15 Bean soup mix many times and will do it again when cooler weather sets in.  We are big soup eaters in this house and have it often.  You're right, it makes very good soup.  I almost bought some yesterday but, in stead, decided to get Green Split Pea to keep in the pantry.

A little cooler here today.  Raleigh had heavy rain storms and flooding yesterday but here, just a few miles away, we got only a light rain that didn't last long.  More is predicted for today.  We'll see what happens.

I used some homemade mustard last night after it had mellowed for a couple of days.  It was very good and I probably will make it soon again. So easy to make.  I still can't find Coleman's mustard powder so used McCormick's. It worked just fine, I think.  I used it plus yellow mustard seeds and added some balsamic vinegar.  I want to try making some with brown mustard seeds to see if there is much difference.   I like coarse ground mustard better and this batch is very tasty.

Breakfast is calling.  Make it a good day.


Fantastic Friday to one & all..... busy day ahead, pick up my daughter at the airport about noon so we can have lunch & visit a few hours until her son picks her up, she spends the night with them & back on a plane with her oldest 2 grands so they can have a visit with their Grammy & Grandad in St.Louis. I think "Grammy & Grandad" are planning too many daytime activities & will be surprised to discover the kids will want to hang out at their house because they have everything a kid could dream of.

Note from the insurance lady that she is getting an estimate for the roof & so that will stop bothering me that she has been delaying & making us jump through hoops "because she can". I assume the verdict was what our paperwork from 2006 said, but she didn't put it into words. The roofer asked if they could store all the supplies on top of the house because "every storage unit is full from suppliers to roofers". The cost of the roof is about 3x what we paid for our first house, so guess it is safer up there than on the ground anywhere. He is going to be out of town for a week & doesn't want a crew working without him being here, even though his son is in business with him. I like that kind of care.

Gloria, it is a tad cooler here this morning but stayed hot all night. Tom ate his breakfast & headed for the basement to sleep all day. He was missing all day yesterday, I'm guessing got trapped in someone's garage & didn't get home until nearly dark. If he sees a human he freezes in place & won't move as long as he can see them. We had storms/showers during the night but most of the rain skirted past us. Tom is so afraid of everything, just he was happy to be home. Didn't know anyone planted mulberries, they are the worst "weeds" we have. When they grow big enough to have the berries they are an even worse mess. Too bad nobody has found a use for them but took me only once of trying to "rinse them off" to eat or cook.... & never tried again. The whole top of the water was solid tiny bugs & was no way to get them all off. I still shudder to think about it. Every now & then a new neighbor will allow a tree to grow & bear fruit & it's cut down before then next year. Birds will eat the berries & poop purple all over the sidewalks & vehicles & even around the pool. Can't get that stain off.

Oops, you popped in, Phyllis. I made the mustard from the recipe that Amy (I think) sent me. My sons thought it was wonderful when out camping last year. I'm not a big mustard eater but they had no problem finishing it off. I prefer my meat to just have the meat flavor, what ever it is, even a hotdog I like plain. I have a niece that lives in the Raleigh area, retired now, Doctor of Geriatric Medicine & last I heard monitored meds for several nursing homes. She also had some kind of practice private. Too many nieces & nephews all over the US, only see them at funerals.

Better get moving, have not had my breakfast yet & time doesn't stand still.  Hope each one has a day of pleasure, whether getting a job done or having fun... enjoy!  Shirley


Good morning everyone..

Yes ,it is still morning....just!!  I slept in and hit the floor running. I wanted to do a bit of grocery shopping before the stores got packed but too late. I did pick up a few things at another store  I knew wasn't packed like a sardine can . Our town will be one mass of people this weekend, we are a tourist which we deal with in summer but this weekend has a special yearly event and it draws folks in from all over the world.

Picked beans and snow peas yesterday and had them with bass a friend had caught and gave us. Oh my it was so good!!

Gloria, I love the cooler temps and wouldn't mind if it stayed this way till fall.

Shirley, I have just phoned a lad to get part of our roof re shingled and he is running 3 weeks behind. Our job is not big and can wait even until next year if need be. When we were in business we would get these people do the work as we know it is quality work done by them.

Phyliss we also love soup, in fast we just had some beef barley soup for lunch.

Jane , I also have not had buttermilk pecan pie but I am heading to the hidey hole to try it. I will leave some bran muffins in there too .Have a great day at work with lots of smiling faces.

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


August 02, 2019, 05:53:04 pm #28 Last Edit: August 02, 2019, 06:38:24 pm by Amy
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 got home from work, tired right down to my toenails so I saw to the doggies, had a sandwich, took pups for a short walk and went to the sofa.  It was loaded with zzzzzs and now I feel normal!

AMY, etc. I'd never had the buttermilk pecan pie before but I think I like it better than the regular.  It's not so super sweet and I can eat a little bigger piece and still crave more.  The color will take some getting used to because the milk lightens it considerably. 

We're having a bit of rain right now and there are warnings of heavy storms to come.  I think we might be in for the night...maybe a sprint out before bedtime.

The customers were all nice.  I wish I could say the same for management...what there was of it.  I think one or two who moved on have not been replaced and the rest are being run ragged.  It's not easy finding someone to talk to when you need them.  And I need them NOW!

There are certain pieces of women's clothing that I wish would become unnecessary.  And that's all I'm saying on that subject.

I dislike mosquitoes intensely!  Also gnats, flies, ants and most black things that fly!!!

There was once a movie that touted the fact that Flies were an invention of the devil and I'm willing to buy into that!

In the meantime, stay cool, stay dry, stay calm!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

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