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Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2019

Started by so_P_bubble, November 15, 2019, 02:32:05 am

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A Gardener's Blessing

May the bunnies never nibble on your young
and tender shoots,
 May your transplants settle in and put
down hardy roots,
     May your weeds come out real easy and your
lawn be fungus free,
 May you never put your back out or
inhale a bumblebee,
May your roses never stab you or
your hoses spring a leak,
    And may everyone come calling when
your garden's at its peak,
       May you never grow too weary as you toil
for hours and hours,
    And may you never be too busy to stop
 and smell the flowers!


From the10th century   by an anonymous Japanese woman poet.

Dreams, listen, my dreams!
Do not bring me together
With the man I love -
When once I have awakened
It makes me feel so lonely.



We have all done our share of wishing,
for this and that or those.
It is something that is part of life,
as everybody knows.

You may have wished for lots of cash,
to help send your worries flying.
Or wished that you could make someone laugh,
to wash away their crying.

A wish that you could change something,
that was done or said,
Someone may be ill and full of suffering,
and you wish it was you instead.

Is there ever a day goes by,
without a little wish being made.
can you count how many times,
that you have wished or you have prayed.

So it seems that wishing never ends.
but some times they do come true
So please  my friends don't give up hope.
The wish granters sent me you.

Richard ( from old SeniorNet)
03 Jan 04


Jane,  I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep, so I had something to eat and came in here.  I am so sorry to have to read about your  sweet little Annie.  I know it will be a pretty rough day for you today. Will keep you in my thoughts.



Good morning, Joy..... same problem, couldn't sleep & decided to just get up & eat. I doubt Jane is sleeping but expect she and Mickie are hugging Annie and crying. We all share the sadness. Love you, Janie.


Jane, you are surrounded with love and hugs today. Not an easy day today, just know you are in my prayers. We give our furkids unconditional love and they give it right back.
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, warmer this morning than it has been, 28°, no teens and not windy either.

JANE   I am so sorry about Annie. I do know what it is like to have a beloved pet put to sleep. Been there a few times and it never gets easier.

BUBBLE  love the winter graphic. I am going to copy the Gardner's Prayer to send to my family. The 3 of them plant a garden every year. Thank you for the new page today. Did not realize it was already mid November.

JOY  If I had something to eat I would never be able to go back to bed.

Have a good day

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Jane, all I can say is "I'm so sorry." 


November 15, 2019, 12:00:00 pm #11 Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 12:07:57 pm by Denver
Good morning, EVERYFRIEND.

I am feeling so sad and sorry for you this morning JANE, after reading about your Annie 🦋. HUGS 🙏

Thank you, BUBBLE, for our new page and the goodies you shared with us. Loved the little guy sitting in the leaves.  He looks about the size of my little Jonah😘

AMY, I smiled as I read about you spending time with your son and granddaughter 💕

Son Brian has just landed in Phoenix.  He is going to visit my Dad this morning and then he spends time with his best childhood friend.

Bob had a nice Birthday.  Nothing too exciting.  Brian spent most of the day with us and we enjoyed a nice Bday lunch.  He always helps us with many things when he comes over and we appreciate him so much❣️  I have been having some issues with my iPhone and he was working on it......moral of the story is that it is old and very slow and he would like me to replace it.  We are thinking about it but the things are so darned expensive😤🤬

I wish you ALL a good day. 


Our page was switched right after I posted my condolences to Janie.  I've been thinking about her today with love and hugs.

#1 son dropped by this afternoon.  He had taken the day off and was over this way doing errands.  He arrived "just in time"  ;) to fill the bird feeder and trim back the four Hostas that had finally wilted.  We had a wonderful conversation about many family things and "just for fun".

I also got several Domestic Duties done.  :thumbup:

That's it from this corner...


Callie, I thanked you in the recipe section, for posting the Slider recipe.  I now have all my ingredients, and shall try to make these on Sunday.


Jane, I have no doubt you are drained today, but check in to let us know you are okay. 

Good night to all and God Bless.....  Shirley

Lloyd Hammond

Good evening. well if any of you missed me.I was in the hospital two days and one Night Just got hone about ten Min.ago. I am wore slick, not much rest in HP.. more problems showed up with My heart.see you all Later good night and sweet dreams.



I have to thank all of you for your kind thoughts about my loss of Annie and SHIRLEY, you're right.  I feel drained!  My kids have been great and I've tried to give most of my free time to Mickie because I know she's missing Annie.  I'm so tired I think I'll go to bed now and see how we both sleep. 

LLOYD, you take care and mind the Dr.

I wish you all a peaceful night and a happy tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one!

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Tom woke me up about 2:00 am & been arguing with him about going out. His limp is worse after being out in the cold, but in his case (will throw up at the thought of being in a cage to make a trip to the vet)... I'm not sure a lot of his pain is NOT in his head. I watch him down by the river & he's walking pretty normal until he gets near me & puts on a big pity act. You know all the books by animals, where you read what they are thinking..... well, they are true, these fur babies do think and in Tom's case, have him a nervous wreck when afraid.

Jane, thanks for checking in, know it isn't easy waking up from yesterday's nightmare. Was Annie the one taking the morning pill? Not easy to change a routine and talk normal about her but the dread of that day coming is over and you can let yourself relax from that part of living on the edge. Doesn't mean you won't miss her constantly, but hopefully Mickie is in good health and you can have her fur cousins over to play now & then. Thinking of you and this sad day.

Lloyd, sorry you've been in the hospital again. Maybe you & Nancy need to consider moving into town and "downsizing" from all the work the farm needs. As long as you can find a place with a heated workshop that should keep you busy. I'll bet Nancy would like not having to drive so far to the store, right Nancy? Will be hard to give up the home you built... I was left behind to handle passing the house we built on to the real estate... raised our kids in.... and cried all the way to Kansas City leaving behind 3 grown kids. It was over 100°  & my van and the trailer I was pulling had all my art supplies, cleaning supplies & even candles that the movers weren't allow to haul. They were concerned for my safety in the heat & encouraged me to wait until near dark to drive. Had 2 birds in a cage riding on the passenger seat to talk to, but didn't stop the tears flowing. It was a whole different life but turned out to be for the best, got to spend a lot more time with my parents that lived in Sedalia, MO before they died. Take care.... hope you get to feeling better.

Bubble, keep neglecting to thank you for the beautiful graphics & sayings.... certainly outdid yourself, great choices for us.

Good morning to all you folks.... I'm going to have a bite to eat & go back to bed for a couple hours. Need to make a grocery run for sale items they were out of yesterday, going to get there when they unload the truck!  :thumbup: I'm in charge of turkey, turkey breast & noodles & all that goes with it (dressing, gravy, etc). 2 days of cooking & since we celebrate a whole bunch of birthdays, each of us women show up with birthday cakes/pies/sweets of any kind. I'm going to plug in the RV to have extra refrigerator & freezer space... every year I tell them "this is the last year".... for me to do the main part of the meal... but I do love it and since I don't have to clean house for company (we switch between a couple of the grands & #1 son's house so they are geared for kids).... We all work together so nice... one gr-daughter has a new boyfriend about every year and even they are never uncomfortable with our rowdy gang. I pass out the Christmas money with a threat that "if they don't tell me what I got them for Christmas I will buy the gifts myself & they won't like what I get".  My mother used to do that with their grands but I convinced her if they were allowed to wait until the day after Christmas to spend their money, they could get twice as much!  :smitten:


Good morning everyone 24° but sky looks like it will be a sunny day, of course the sun is not up yet.  I think this will be short. My right eye is hurting and blurry and tears are running down my cheek. I hope when my son gets here later he can put some drops in my eye. Hard to read the posts but did. Sorry I cannot reply. Think I will lay on the couch and listen to the TV with my eyes closed.

Have a good day.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Good morning everyone..

Clear sky this morning but it is -5° F out there. Will hang the bedding out in a bit. Today is making Janies Mom Christmas cake I did do one part last night and let it cool....made the house smell so good! I think I could eat just that part, warmed up and on vanilla ice cream!!

Bubble ,thank you also for the new start page. I also copied the Garden message to pass on ,thank you. I think we were all concerned for Jane that messages were short.

Gloria, hope your son comes early to help you with the drops.

Lloyd, please take it easy.I know we think we are able to do what we in or 20 -30s but that stage has long past. No more bullin work, we have to take care of our bodies the best way we can. Glad you are home .

Callie,domestic duties are always on tap........never run out of them here.

Jenny, what did we do before these fancy phones??   We had a great visit with the kids then did what we had to and headed home. Roads were a lot better than what they were but nice to get back home.

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.  Overcast and chilly here with rain in the forecast.  I'm not going out!  Meniere's bothered me yesterday so I spent most of the day just sitting in the recliner.  Seems to be better today.

I'm sorry that you were in the hospital, Lloyd.  And even more sorry to hear that you have more problems with your heart.  Take it easy and just take care of yourself.

Not a whole lot to talk about here so I'll end by just saying that I hope today will be a good day for all of us.


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I want you all to know how much I appreciate all of you.  I came in occasionally yesterday and read the messages and it was nice to know how many of you were sympathetic to what I was going through.  I know in my heart that Annie is happier and healthier where she is today and that she has found some friends to play with while she waits for Mickie and me to join her.  Mickie has been sticking to me like glue.  If I get up and go to another room, she follows.  And when I sit down, she's right beside me.  Right now, she's under the desk lying across both my feet! 

I've decided that I'm going to try taking her with me in the car whenever I can like Amy does her doggies.  She always was a better rider than Annie, although Annie made three trips to Texas and back with me but she was always ready to get out and walk when we stopped.  Mickie doesn't seem to care if the trip is only down the street.  She'll go!  And I'll try some longer walks with her.  She's pretty energetic.

This morning I'm going to start getting out my candy making stuff.  I can't make too big a mess because the electrical guy said they'd probably be back next week sometime  I have an inside trick though.  When they're coming everything I'm working with on the kitchen counters goes in the oven to hide.  I just have to remember it's in there.  The stove is pretty safe.  It's brand new and won't need any service for a long time.

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I forgot to say....

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

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

well good Morning everyone, I finely came partly to life. with only one Nature call in the night,slept eleven hours, I am as tired as when I went to bed. too much sleep. I t is 37º mostly sunny and clear and calling for high fifty's. have a great day the way you all like it.


Mary Ann

November 16, 2019, 10:24:03 am #24 Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 10:26:20 am by Mary Ann
Jane, it's good to see you back.  We all know Annie is running around dog heaven with her newfound friends.  Was she the older of your two "kids"?  I remember you getting her, but I don't remember when Mickie joined your family.

Lloyd, everyone else has said what I think - take it easy!  You don't need more heart problems.

I'm having trouble waking up this morning, but I have showered and shampooed so I have a good start on my day.  Like Gloria, my eyes are bothering me.  I think I used them too much yesterday, but what can we do?  We have to see!

Mary Ann


Jane, I have 8 of your Mom's Christmas cakes cooling. Now will do more cherry cakes and if time gum drop cakes. Smells so nice in here from the Christmas cakes
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


Jane - I'm just dropping in today, tell you how sorry I am to hear about Annie.  I've been through it too, many times over the years, with beloved family pets.  The pain and sadness continues on for a long time, but slowly eases with the passing of time.  I'm glad you have Mickey, for comfort.


Another day nearly over..they just pass much too quickly 💥💥

This afternoon we went to our granddaughters choral concert and I loved it.  It was all day choral gathering for the feeder elementary schools, middle and high school.  it was so much better than it could have been....just love seeing young people doing something that they love so much.  I will always have a special place in my heart for organized singing groups as I was involved in many during my younger years.

JANE, it sure was nice to see your post.  I know we all have certainly had you on our minds knowing what you are going through after having to put Annie down.  Of course Mickie is suffering also and she is helping you, as you are helping her to get through these tough days. 

PHYLLIS, I am sorry to read the darn Meniers is bothering you again.  Take it easy and I hope it is gone by the time you read this😢

SHIRLEY, SHIRLEY, SHIRLEY.....now I just have to ask you seriously, WHY oh WHY did you take on SO MUCH again this year to prepare a big meal for your family?  I know you have always done this and you like to cook for your loved ones, but with what you have had going on I just have to say that it seems like just too much for you at this time in your life😢😤❣️❣️❣️

CALLIE, nice to read that your son stopped by to spend some time with you.  Nothing much better than a one to one visit😘

LLOYD, I did not read just what you did this time that made you have to go to the hospital but I do hope you will take it easy and rest up! 

It is starting to  ❄️s ❄️n ❄️o ❄️w
Gurrrrr. I do not think it will accumulate too much, and we always need the moisture....Butttttt

Pleasant dreams to EVERYFRIEND,



Just stopped by to say good night.  Andy called with his good night... he was born on the 17th of Nov ...1960. Memories...

Jenn, my daughter plans to be here all that week "to help". She wants to be in the kitchen when I'm fixing everything to take notes since there isn't a recipe for any of what I do.  Her daughter-in-law will be spending the week with her mother in Nebraska because she is having some serious neck surgery, so Dad is taking the week off to take care of the 3 kids & we'll see how much time goes into the real cooking part since that's the house where we're having the dinner. I don't have to get my house ready for company, the cooking part is a piece of cake!

Gloria, sorry you had such a bad start to the day. Hope your eyes are okay & you aren't coming down with something.

And now I am heading to bed. Tom & Callie are outside, mild tonight so they made their choice. Not sure where Tiger is, she goes off by herself for hours.  Sweet dreams to all & God Bless........Shirley

Lloyd Hammond

Denver I did not do anything stress caused my heart to do it. and as we are not going to travel any where especially west right a way, you may have all the snow you want now. Please get it over by the time I get Nancy to agree to do some traveling. If I could get her to go I would go to Tampa F. But for now I am going swallow some more water and go back to bed. see you later. is 43º and cloudy here now. Have a great day. sweet dreams and good night.