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  • Pooch1: So what's with the car buying, Oldie?  Being without wheels is a bummer so we know you must be a travelin' man by now. 
    November 15, 2019, 07:19:17 am
  • so_P_bubble: why doesit always happen on a holiday lol
    November 03, 2019, 03:07:09 am
  • so_P_bubble: Thanks Oldie for being our saving line.  Why dies it always happen on a holiday?...
    November 03, 2019, 02:51:40 am
  • Oldiesmann: Going pretty good. Still looking at some options but I've found a few that I'm interested in
    November 02, 2019, 05:06:12 pm
  • Amy: Oldiesman Thank you so much for getting us up and running. How is the car hunting going?
    November 02, 2019, 12:20:00 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Everything should be working now. Apologies for the extended downtime
    November 01, 2019, 03:31:04 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Good luck in your search, maybe you will be lucky and even get a better bargain than last!
    October 21, 2019, 04:12:06 am
  • Amy: Oldiesman Hope you found a car today..
    October 19, 2019, 03:22:27 pm
  • Oldiesmann: I guess on Saturday I'll go out and get my stuff out of the car, but I'm now back to searching for a car
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:54 pm
  • Oldiesmann: Heard from them this afternoon. The cost of repairs ended up being far more than they originally estimated and about $1200 more than what they say the car is worth (which is a little more than what I paid for it), so they're going to total it.
    October 16, 2019, 10:04:30 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Fingers crossed! I hope the final cost for repair will be lower than previously estimated!
    October 16, 2019, 01:17:17 pm
  • Oldiesmann: It was towed to the local body shop on Friday so I should know more this week about whether they want to repair it
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:22 am
  • Oldiesmann: I believe he meant "borderline" in terms of cost of repairs vs how much they think the car is actually worth
    October 14, 2019, 12:50:00 am
  • so_P_bubble: the yearly licence. Big loss. and I cannot do without a car.
    October 12, 2019, 04:59:02 am
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, that does not sound good, especially for your own security. Maybe you could sell as spare parts and find another bargain? A few months ago mine was stolen during the night and the security cams showed it fleeing toward the Palestinian territories - gone forever. I had just paid the yearly l
    October 12, 2019, 04:57:34 am
  • Oldiesmann: Bubble, the insurance company is having it taken to a local body shop to further inspect it. The appraiser did say it was "borderline" repairable though, despite otherwise being in good condition and having low miles (less than 76,000)
    October 07, 2019, 09:28:19 pm
  • brian: when  I   klik   FORUM  I just  get   soapbox
    October 07, 2019, 02:36:34 pm
  • brian: nobody   said    a  long   while--------------    never   answered  my  question
    October 07, 2019, 02:35:14 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Michael, so sorry about your accident. That was really bad luck but we are all glad that you didn't suffer any personal injury.  I hope you found a good repairman/garage to make it safe for driving again.
    October 07, 2019, 12:18:46 pm
  • so_P_bubble: Brian, what is your problem with how long it has been? There won't be a chat here for a very long while.  If you want to chat, please find some other place more compatible to your needs.  Most of our members much prefer the forum discussions which are perfect for our different time zones.
    October 07, 2019, 12:14:43 pm

Soda Shoppe for September 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, September 15, 2019, 12:12:44 am

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Paula, a mother was anxiously awaiting her daughter Janet's plane to land. Janet had just come back from abroad trying to find adventure during her gap year. As Janet was exiting the plane, Paula noticed a man directly behind her daughter dressed in feathers with exotic markings all over his body and carrying a shrunken head. Janet introduced this man as her new husband.

Paula gasped out loud in disbelief and disappointment and screamed, 'I said for you to marry a RICH Doctor .... a RICH Doctor!'


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
--Helen Keller


The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. -Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist and novelist (1811-1896)


"The great Western disease is:   'I'll be happy when. . . .' " he says. "When I get the money. When I get a BMW. When I get this job. Well, the reality is, you never get to when. The only way to find happiness is to understand that happiness is not out there. It's in here. And happiness is not next week. It's now."
-- Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach


Good Morning Everyfriend!  And a special GOOD MORNING to you, BUBBLE!  As usual, you've outdone yourself with our "new home"!  I loved the "rich doctor".  And the life sayings are so true!

This will just mark my place because I have to go get ready for church.  I need to do that while the doggies wait for the boinger or I won't make it in time.  Have a good day Everyfriend!  It's yours to do as you wish!  I'll be back later to check on you!

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Good morning everyone...

A lovely morning here and I slept in .again!! 

Bubble thank you for the new start page and the song in my head..

Also marking my place as we have a man coming to look at the roof and I don't wish to be caught in my nightgown.

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 every one, well took most of the day for my eye to clear. This is not the first time this happened but never lasted this long before. My eye doctor said it is like a jell in my eye that will break loose at times but it will go away. Will have to tell him about this time when I see him in about 6 more months.
It was damp and cold all day yesterday. Of course the heat in the building is still off so I was cold. Finally tried the heat setting on the AC and was surprised how fast it warmed up in here. Sun is shining this morning so will be much better.

AMY  my DIL has an IP and used it once for chicken and didn't come out  right so she hasn't used it again, since she got it last Christmas. I am surprised she hasn't because she is a brave gal trying new things.

LLOYD  it sure does hurt when a friendship goes sour.

JANE  have had no mosquitoes in here and glad with those buzzing pest carrying triple E this year. Been several cases of it here and in the neighboring states. A few deaths from it. Warning to stay indoors between sunset and dawn. all school games have been played in afternoons-no more night games.

JENNY  my heart goes out to Michele. She sure is a fighter. Glad her brother went to see her.

TOMEREADER1  like you there are a few in here who have so much energy I wish they could send me some of it. Even doing a little cooking wears me out.

SHIRLEY  boy I wish I lived near all you ladies who cook so much, you would get tired of me inviting myself over for a tasty meal.

BUBBLE  thanks for the mid month new page. As always I love your graphics. Wonder if Paula had trouble saying an r and w or her daughter sure did not  listen. Great quotes.

AMY  one of my favorite songs. Thanks.

Have a good day.

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BUBBLE - just dropping in this morning to let you know I enjoyed the jokes and the graphics.  I especially like that "Centaurette"!   Reminds me of Disney's beautiful film, Fantasia. That's a wonderful memory from my childhood.  :thumbup:


In the grocery store the other day, I was in the dairy section. A gentleman said " well where is the buttermilk?"  I said right below where you are looking, there is a smaller size, like a pint."  He thanked me, and I said, I'm glad to know there is at least one other person who likes buttermilk." To which he replied, "This is for cooking, not drinking...I'm making cornbread"! We got a good laugh.  I thought to myself, it's also good for making buttermilk pie!

Mary Ann

Thanks, Bubble, for the new page and thanks, Amy, for "I Believe".  The pictures of the babies brought to my memory when Tom's twin granddaughters were born.  They were two months early as multiple births often are, and were hooked up to many wires and did not go home for at least two months.  But looking at them now, you'd never know it.  So, I believe!

I liked the pinto pony and the girl with the pinto-spotted pants. 

I'm ready for a nap.

Mary Ann


Tomereader, when I was milking a Jersey cow for the house I made butter and had more than enough buttermilk. My neighbour loved to drink it  ,so some went his way, some went to the hens ,cats and dogs.

Mary Ann , my sister had twins, this was a total surprise on everyone. They too were born early and stayed a while in the hospital. Once when having their bath the  identity  bracelets got mixed up so back to the hospital they went to get them back on the right boy.
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 don't know if I ever told you, my last baby was twins and back then, we didn't know it until they were born.  My Dr. said he had an idea it might be twins because he felt a very low head and heard a very high heartbeat.  He just didn't think they could both belong to the same baby.  But he never had time to tell me because I went into delivery that night.  What shock! But also a of the twins is my only boy!

I stopped around by the Farmers' Market after church this morning and got a basket of Roma tomatoes.  They are now all peeled, seeded and made into juice.  They are in the fridge waiting to be cooked down for sauce in small jars for recipes.  I ran across an item on line that said you can cook tomatoes down for sauce in your slow cooker with the lid off.  I'm thinking that I might try that overnight tomorrow night and then can them when I get up.

MARSGAL, It's not energy that keeps me going.  It's the fear of not being able to do this stuff....or anything else...if I quit!  My heart tells me that if I don't quit, I won't have to, even though my mind tells me I need a nap sometimes!  I listen to both!

It has been necessary to give up some things that I used to enjoy.  I don't drive at night any more and I don't try to make the trip to my sister's on my own any more.  An 84 year old lady in a 19 year old car just seems like an unnecessary hazard on the road.  I do have an ace in the hole.  My grandnieces both chose to attend a college that's practically in my back yard and they have both been willing to meet me at their school, drive my car to my sister's where their mother picks them up and then drive me back after the weekend.  So I do get a visit now and then.

And that reminds me, we're still praying for Jim.  They have not decided if he can take the hazard of surgery to repair the leak in his mitral valve.  So when you remember, ask God to look in on him.

The weather here has been my kind of weather!  It's down in the low 60s over night and up in the high 70s during the day.  I could take this for the next 12 months! 

I hope you all are enjoying your day and that you continue to do so for the rest of it.  Take care of YOU!

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Mary Ann

Our twins are girls, both red headed like their parents.  Jo weighed 4+ lbs and Ellie weighed 3+ pounds.  Ellie is still smaller than Jo, but in all the statistics, she is very near to Jo except height and weight.  Jo is more solemn and Ellie always has a smile on her face.  Alicia had help from a fertility clinic.  The girls are adored by the entire family. 

Jane, I do not have the energy to do what you do, but you wait ten years and see how much energy you have.  When I quit driving, my car was 13 years old, but when I quit driving to Indps, it was five years old.  I was 84 and I decided at that age, I had no business driving 260 miles alone.  I flew a couple of years, then the two Toms decided to meet half way and that's how I am going to get there Friday.  I intend this to be my last trip down. 

Amy, it helps if women have twins like Jane did - one of each.  That way you don't have to worry about bracelets!

Now I think I'll see if there are freighters on the St Clair River.

Mary Ann


MARY ANN, my twins weighed 10 lbs and 10 ozs. altogether and Philip was the bigger one.  Neither of them had to stay in the hospital after I went home.  Back then they were saying that they had to weigh at least 5 pounds to go home.  Philip did but Christy was several ounces under.  They decided that I did a better job of feeding her than they did and they didn't want to split them up so they let them come home.  You see, I got an early start with "hustling" and I've been doing it ever since.

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Just now found the new page!  Thanks, Bubble.  The graphics and comments are great.

Don't have a twin story but Miss Ellen surprised us by arriving 9 weeks early and was in the NICU for about 6 weeks. Of course, she was hooked up to all sorts of monitors and would, somehow, manage to get the wires between her toes.  When she straightened out her legs, alarms would go off and the nurses "swore" she'd look up at them as if to say, "Gotcha!"  when they rushed over to check on her.

The temperature is still in the 90's and air muggy in central Oklahoma.  However, it doesn't seem to feel quite as hot because the angle of the sun isn't as direct.  No leaves falling, yet but the hummers have departed and a flock of Canada geese came "honking" over the other evening.

Nothing much going on in my world to talk about.

 :hugs: to all.


Jane, that made me  :2funny:  but I am sure you did do better than the nurses.

Can't play any more......pup tired me out.I bet he would play Frisbee all day long if I could .:)

Yogurt is so good, made a blueberry sauce to put on it and will do that again! Maybe try raspberries or strawberries. Both dogs enjoyed the whey on their food for supper and it is packed with protein..

Stopped at the neighbours earlier to see their onions. My goodness they are bigger than a softball. She said they were called Candy and you don't have to step on the tops ,they automatically fall over themselves!

May go cut up a bit more fabric.......have 1508 pieces to cut before I can sew...
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


September 15, 2019, 08:50:58 pm #19 Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 08:54:02 pm by Shirley
I've been here 3 or 4 times today & each time "on the run" and see I didn't leave a message. Thanks, Bubble for the new home, the graphics & funnies, a special treat all around!

Today I sent an e-mail to a friend from age 6 all through the years. Every so often we would cross paths & enjoy catching up. I got her e-mail address from the class "reunion" list, had not seen her at a reunion luncheon for several years & wasn't sure if she was still around. Sent my phone number because "some of that vintage" don't do computers. She does i-Pads & phones so we talked for probably an hour. I told her about telling my mother about the time she explained where babies came from. Both she (across the street) & the girl next door had little brothers so their mothers explained to them young. On the other hand, I was the baby of the family & my mother never got to that discussion. Her mother had died when she was 7 so wasn't sure how to approach the subject. Back to my learning, after explaining about WHERE the babies grew, she gave me a "oh, my, Shirley has a shocked look on her face".... and she ended with, "maybe you don't do this since you are Catholic". I agreed, sounded pretty yucky to this maybe 7-10  year old. When I told my mother about this a few years before she died, I thought she was going to roll on the floor laughing. Carol had forgotten that incident but said she wished I'd reminded her before her mother died as she would have enjoyed as well.

So, comes back to Bubble's inspirational messages. I certainly have enjoyed every phase of my life & tell my doctor that "I'm going to LIVE until I die". Hopefully I can leave with a smile on my face, I don't doubt a little panic with the last gasp, but I would like my kids, grands & greats to think of me with a smile. I realize not everyone envies my life, even my sister thinks I'm from another world.... I do remember Joan rolling her eyes at my love of camping.... I've had the pleasure of dinners with some of the richest people in the world and can honestly say cooking over a campfire was just as much fun.  Hope each of you can spend a day in Memory Land with as much joy as this day was for me. Hugs to all. 

I have a sink full of dishes, I hand wash them since big bowls & pots. Will do that & a last minute feeding for 3 cats & I will head to bed. Sunday is a long day even if I slip in a nap. Sweet dreams to all.


Now there's something I don't have the patience to do!  All that cutting and then sewing all those pieces together...I'd be getting a bad case of the screamin' meanies if I ever tried that!

I used to sew a lot when my kids were growing up.  In fact, Cindy used to say that if I didn't make her clothes she'd have to wear baby cloths in 6th grade because nothing fit her.  She was very small for her age when she was in middle school.  So it's not the sewing.  I just think I'd find that very tedious.  I guess that's why I never took up quilting.  But I sure do envy those who do it!

I probably should tell you about one of my major mistakes that came out all right in the end.  I did a lot of my sewing for Christmas after everyone went to bed and there were lots of nights that I was either sewing or cutting after midnight. 

One morning I gathered my wits and my things to make the pajama pants for my son and my husband to go with the short lounge robes that were already finished.  I became confused until I realized that I'd cut both right legs out of one color and both left legs out of the other color.  By this time, I didn't have time to go back to the store for more material so I sewed them together as they were.  They both had pajama pants with one blue plaid leg and one red plaid leg.  And they loved it!  They wore them that way for a couple of years!

I'm going to bid you all GOOD NIGHT.  I wish you all a peaceful sleep and a happy tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone, a whole 60° and was another good sleeping night. Both sons came over the weekend and brought bags of tomatoes. They both picked all the ripe ones because their plants are starting to die. That means I will be blanching and cook‌ing them down for sauce. If I had roo‌m in the freezer I would put them all in there. I tried that with a few and when I took them out and they started to thaw the peels came right off. Less work than blanching them. Will take me a few days to do all that because as you know I cannot stand for long. My CNA will be learning something new this week.

JANE  when I make applesauce I fill up my large slow cooker and let them cook overnight. In the morning I take the cover off and let them cook down  so I have a thicker sauce. Should be the same with tomatoes.

CALLIE  nice seeing you at last. Not much going on here either but I sure do talk a lot.

AMY  hope your hand does not cramp up with cutting up all those pieces for the quilt.

SHIRLEY  I also loved camping, mostly along the shore. A few times in a country setting, no mountains here until you get up into the northern New England states.

I might not be here tomorrow unless I wake in the middle of the night. Have to go for blood work and that means fasting and then out for breakfast.

Have a good day

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Good morning everyone.
A beautiful morning here, lovely blue sky dotted with wispy clouds.
Not a lot on the agenda today, odd jobs need to be done, a trip to the dump and when back I will pull the rest of the beans. Garden is winding down now and needs to be put away.

Jane, I loved the story on the pj's!! Wow, how unique teens of today would love those pj's

Gloria, I do have to stop every now and then not only for my hands but my back,standing in one place bothers me. I bet your CNA will enjoy doing the tomatoes and would love learning from you!!

Hope Phyliss, Joy and Lloyd pop in to say hello.

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'm a little late this morning so I'll just state the facts and be on my way.  I'll be off for my shift at Wally World this morning.  But last night I stumbled on a recipe that I wanted to try in the crock pot today.  I checked and I had all the ingredients so I took the time to get it cooking and it should be ready when I get home from work.

It's called Pumpkin Pie Pudding and it has all the ingredients of a pie with no crust.  I've never been a fan of pie but this one without a crust sound good.  I'll let you know!

Now I have to go get myself ready to greet my public!  Wish me smiles!  And enjoy your day Everyfriend. 

I wish you all a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!

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I don't usually post anything in here, but I read them all and admire everything you ladies accomplish. 


Tomereader, please post any time, love to "see" you.

Just finished washing the vehicle, it is either getting bigger or I am getting slower. Looks a lot nicer now. Trip to the dump was interesting as always, thoroughly enjoy seeing the turkey vultures, some just sitting on a branch while others have their wings spread getting the morning dew off. The bear/bears had been there and left a mess of garbage about.

Had a bit of a breather better get at the beans or should I do the freezer.??? Ah the lovely choices one has :)
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


September 16, 2019, 02:59:19 pm #26 Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 03:31:23 pm by Denver

Yesterday afternoon I wrote quite a bit on a side tracked and forgot to come back....of course my post was gone.  I was so upset with myself that I just did not feel like redoing it....shame on me!  I just do not understand WHY I have not learned my lesson to keep doing a save, so this will never happen again🤬🤬

Now that I have that off of my chest, I hope you all are having a good day? 

We do not have to go out for the grands until nearly 3 PM, so I have been doing a bit of this and that.  Got the sheets washed, then in the dryer.  It has s nearly time for them to be done, but before I go....I MUST SAVE MYPOST😤😤. Oh how I wish I could take them out and hang them on a clothesline like you, AMY! 

I wish to thank you BUBBLE for the nice new SS for us.  Loved the "I Believe" graphic and also the video, AMY.  This is one of my very favorite songs.....

This weekend was a bad one for our sports teams.  Our college fav and our Broncos both much as I would like to say this does not bother me....IT DOES!  I truthfully wish I could just never watch or care about my teams again....but it isn' going to happen as my hubby is going to watch them all....and as I have done for many years, what he does, I do too.  Enough on this!

SHIRLEY, I loved your post and I have to admit one of my favorite things is "memory land" thoughts.  Our family is very good at remembering quotes from special occasions and we do love to laugh with each other so much!  I, too have to sa6 that I hope I ca; go out of this world smiling as well....and that my family will smile when they think of me!  God only knows I have given them a lot of memories to smile about🙀🤪🤪

JANE, I have not heard "screamin meanie" for a very long time, but it sure brings back memories of my favorite mom'm mom.  She was my friend and confidant and I miss her to this very day as much as ever!  What a great story about the pant legs!  Sometimes things have a wa6 of actually working out for the best!🤣🤣🤣

Bob decided it was time for him to harvest his potato growing project yesterday.....and boy did we enjoy the crop!  They were really tasty.  He did this on the spur of the moment when I discovered my taters had grown quite the sprouts on them.  He got quite a kick out of watching them grow, and we enjoyed the end product. 

I know there were other things I commented on yesterday that I am forgetting.....but I must away and get the sheets back on the bed.

Enjoy your day, EVERYFRIEND.



Good afternoon.  Just finding my way in here.

I sat down to read earlier and fell asleep and slept for over 2 hours.  And, I had slept pretty good last night.  Just can't seem to get myself motivated to do anything.  I think I am just so tired from "doing nothing". 

Jane, your Pumpkin Pie Pudding sounds very interesting.  Is it something that you would have to fix in the crockpot.  I love Pumpkin Pie and was just trying to decide if I want to add one to my grocery order.  Will be interesting to hear how it is. Might be something to try.

It has been a very pretty day so far.  But, I have not been out.  I was supposed to get my hair done, but wound up sleeping right through the appointment time.  So, now I will have to deal with it on my own. 

I hope everyone is having a good afternoon.



Just a little P.S to the pajama leg stofy....I told them on Christmas, after they opened the packages, that I would get more material, rip them apart and make them right.  In almost one breath they both said, "DON'T YOU DARE!

JENNY, my mother used to use that "screamin' meanies" expression a lot and I picked it up when I was growing up.  My sister and I both use it when it's appropriate.

JOY (and anyone else who is interested), the pumpkin pie pudding was done when I got home from work and the recipe said you could eat it hot or cold.  I dished it up and took one bite hot and I think I'll always eat it cold.  It's YUMMY!  I put some in the Hidey Hole for you all to try if you've a mind to.  At the end it says you can serve it with whipped cream or not as you wish.  I had a little cool whip left from something else so I did use it.  The texture is not a pudding texture. It's more a pumpkin pie texture.  And I don't know if you could make it any other way or not but it was so easy this way.  I put it in before I left for work and it was done when I got home.

I'm pretty sure I'll make this one again.  Pie crust is not one of my good things to make and I really don't miss it.

Now I have to go get some eye drops before my eyes dry up and blow away.  Then I think I hear the sofa calling.  It's also the day to make dog food.  The will wait while I do that.

AMY, I think your Van is growing!  So is my hall!  And a lot of stuff is a lot heavier and a lot higher than it used to be!  That's my story and I'm sticking with it!

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JANE..check your email!!!! Then you can find the zzz's :)
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