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  • brian: ofcourse   mycheal    but   still  amusing---------   musical lemmings
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  • brian: interesting how  so many  male musicians  wear   hats  when performing!  My   son in law  is  a  pro musician    and  does  same  thing.Its  almost a  "uniform"
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    December 04, 2019, 12:26:24 pm
  • Amy: Micheal, way to go!!!
    December 03, 2019, 05:47:47 pm
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    December 02, 2019, 12:38:38 pm
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    November 30, 2019, 06:24:07 pm
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  • brian: you are   fortunate  bubble      most    dont live  close-------   good  luck to you (  I didnt  know  about   wheelchair)
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  • so_P_bubble: Brian: wheelchair... It's also wheels! I live very near the clinic and the shops. As for the dentist... I prefer to forget him, I haven't been there for over three years.
    November 27, 2019, 04:31:22 am
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    November 26, 2019, 11:49:40 am
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    November 26, 2019, 11:09:49 am
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    November 26, 2019, 10:25:42 am
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    November 26, 2019, 05:10:53 am

Soda Shoppe for December 1,2019

Started by so_P_bubble, December 01, 2019, 01:33:14 am

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December 01, 2019, 01:34:57 am #3 Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 01:37:42 am by so_P_bubble
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From a mail I received:

All Parents at some time are faced with the 'Is Santa Real' Question. This letter explains it perfectly.

Dear Ryan,

You asked a really good question"Are Mom and Dad really Santa?" We know that you wnat to know the answer and we had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.

The answer is no.  We are not Santa.  There is no one, single Santa.

We are the people who fill your stocking and choose and wrap the presents under the tree - just as our parents did for us, their parents did for them, and you will do for your kids someday.

This could never make any of us Santa.  Santa is lots and lots of people who keep the spirit of Christmas alive.  He lives in our hearts - not at the North Pole.  Santa is the magic and love and spirit of giving to others.  What he does is teach children to believe in something they can't see or touch. Throughout your life you will nee this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your family, in your friends and in God.

You'll need to believe in things you can't measure or hold in your hands.

Now you know the secret of how he gets down all of those chimneys on Christmas Eve: He has help from all the people whose hearts he has filled with joy.

With full hearts, people like Mommy and Daddy take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.  So, no, we are not Santa.  Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness.  We are on his team, and now you are too.

We love you, and we always will.
 
                                Love,

                            Mom and Dad

It's important to remember that Christmas is so much more than gift giving. It's a time to show kids that presence trumps presents!

so_P_bubble


Did you know there was   a word  for an unhappy marriage?

cagamosis  \kag e moe' sis\  (noun)


so_P_bubble


The importance of words

What we say to one another, not only here but elsewhere is important.

Words have the power to wound, inspire, encourage, and stimulate. So  they are important.

I would not be who I am if it weren't for the words I've read and had said to me. And those words have a ripple effect on those around us. What we share here and in our daily contact with others, sometimes gives someone a new viewpoint, something new to think about.

And words are important, YES! Else why are we here at this site talking to one another? And why are we so affected by the beauty of Shakespeare's words when he holds up mirrors for us to see ourselves?

Lady C.


Amy

Good morning everyone..

Another frosty morning  with snow later today. A day of rest here...
May pick out fabric for a quilt later on.. will just see how the day goes.

Bubble , thank you for the new start page.. Love the graphics and words of wisdom.
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

so_P_bubble judging by the time you posted showing On my computer you must had a not good sleep,Last night. but thanks for the words of wisdom you posted Here. (quote's)

Lloyd

Gloria

HAPPY DECEMBER FIRST. Good morning everyone, finally I woke later, yippee. Almost 9 am and I am just getting here. 19° so maybe that is why I slept good and then dippy CNA does not come on Sunday. Then again I now could be rested from Thanksgiving. I don't like the way I get worn out every time I get out somewhere. Ahh these precious golden years !?

LLOYD  hope you got more restful sleep.

JANE  not having to go out in all kind of weather to get to work is one of the first things you will like big time. Then being able to do what you want whenever you want. gets to feel great. I wish you many years of retirement and the good health to really enjoy it. We have the prediction of snow star ting this afternoon but might end with a mix of sleet and rain. That is not what anyone looks forward to.

AMY  Aha now you sound like me, I still like sitting at the window and watching the snow fall and how pretty it is till the plows start up and the cars make it all dirty. Nothing like lookin‌g at a field of untouched snow in the sunlight, just plain beautiful.

MARY ANN  I lay on the couch yesterday to watch TV about 1pm and next thing I knew it was 4. I really fell asleep, something I seldom do during the day and slept good last night. I am not fond of turkey and the trimmings so took nothing home with me.

JENNY  I forgot you and June having the same birthday. Heck I cannot even remember my grands birthdays. My daughter sends me an Arizona calendar every year and writes all the dates of birthdays and anniversaries on the months. She has been doing that for years.

JANE  I only saw a flock of geese going over once and I could not guess how many there were in it.

BUBBLE  thank you for the new December page. Love your graphics, you do have the best baby and children tubes. Great jolly Santa. Love the explanation of Santa, I am going to copy it and send to my grandson, will be something for him to tell his son when the time comes. He is already getting excited about Santa. Wow guess I had "cagamosis" Thanks for letting me know, guess that is why I finally kicked my ex out.

Have a good day.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Mary Ann

Gloria, sometimes when I nap, I sleep hard and it is hard to wake up.  I don't like it, but what can I do?!

Bubble, I liked the story of the real Santa and I'm going to copy and keep it too.  And with the words, it isn't only what you say to others, but how you say them.

We woke to a very white world this morning, which surprised me because at 1:30 am I woke to heavy downpour rain.  Tom said there was thunder and lightning too.  At 8:30 am we had about six plus inches on the ground.  Dot and I debated but decided to try to make it to church since we knew the main roads would be OK.  We never got away from in front of my condo.  I think Dot made it home OK because she did not answer the phone and i think she was at her neighbor's.  We are supposed to go to Holland this afternoon and I think we would not have any trouble except Annie's driveway which is long, uneven and unpaved. 

Mary Ann 

CallieOK

Happy December Oneth  :christmastree:

Belated  :hb3:, Jeny.

One church service this morning...The Hanging Of The Greens.  Need to get there early.  Takes me longer to do that than it used to.

CUL8R

Shirley

Jenny, I forgot you shared birthdays with June.......and yes, every time one of our missing friends comes to mind I think of how many wonderful people we've gotten to know with our computers.  In MY world, we will see them all again and do hope they all wear name tags because not everyone posted their photos. Same with class reunions.... I took name tags & the wide magic markers (since some of us don't see so well...) to several class reunions but forgot last time & came away not having recognized a few people I would have dearly loved to talk to. Anyway.........

Belated.... Happy Birthday to Jenny!

Have to tell you about my friend here in town. She fell for a scam last night. Not sure all the details but she thought her Amazon account was hacked, went out & bought $500-$700 worth of gift cards as scammers requested & then gave them the numbers as requested.... she had had company all week (a widow & used to being alone).... had just delivered her company to the airport & came home totally exhausted & wasn't thinking. When I talked to her last night she was not making good sense about the whole deal but today realizes how crazy she was for falling for it. The way "they" operated there is no chance of getting any of her money back.  Beware.... NEVER reward ANYONE for fixing what you are told is necessary over the phone. She was told her Amazon account had been hacked to the tune of $4,000.... and can't imagine how she rationalized buying gift cards & giving them the numbers was going to fix Amazon... she was tired & brain turned off. My own brother fell for some kind of scam that has cost them unbelievable problems ever since to the point he is almost afraid to touch their computer or smart phones. These are 2 of the most meticulous, sharp people ever, beware, if they can get caught, anyone can. My warning for the new year.... Shirley


JaneS

December 01, 2019, 12:03:29 pm #12 Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 12:06:15 pm by JaneS
I popped in this morning and was going to just say "hello" before I took off for church but, BUBBLE, I was so impressed by your entries this morning that I decided to stop, give it some thought and come back later.  I absolutely love the one about whether or not the parents are Santa.  It has to be the best one I've ever seen and I'm going to share it with my kids and grandkids so they can share it with theirs. 


And "The Importance of Words" is right up there with the best of them.  I've often wondered what my life would have een like if I had not found all of you and all of your past friends in Senior Net and S&F  We are all so different, yet we are all so much alike.  I know that no matter where I would have met any one of you, we would have been friends.  We like a lot of the same things and we've shared so much that we wouldn't have known otherwise.  I'd like to think that I'm a better person because of all of you people and all who have gone before.  I think of so many of you every day and I share things that are said here and feelings that we share.

I LOVE EVERY ONE OF YOU....PRESENT and PAST!!!

And JENNY, my belated birthday wishes for you, too.  May you celebrate many, many more!!!

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

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Shirley

Jane, I came back to thank Bubble but you did such a good job of thanking her I will just say "DITTO"..... Seriously, Bubble, you outdid yourself today with memorable words and gorgeous graphics. 

Amy

Callie's sliders went down rather well for lunch and I have some to freeze for later on.. DELICIOUS Callie..these are a keeper!!

Jane will understand what I am doing now. I am making Moose Farts....will give kids and adults a  giggle when they find them in their package.

Shirley, I am so sorry about your friend. I know we want to trust people but gone are those days. My friends FIL just had over 3000.00 removed from his account due to people "trying" to help him......instead they were helping themselves to his money!!


 :hb3: A belated Happy Birthday to you Jenny, may you be blessed with many more! :hb3: 
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

JaneS

I've probably had a dozen calls in the last few weeks that begin, "I'm calling again to let you know that you've qualified for a majoy reduction in you electric bill...."  That's when I hang up.  The first time, I called my electric company to report it and they thanked me and confirmed that it was a scam.  The major thing that threw me off was that the calling number was a Texas number (the only reason  answered it) and my electric company is Pennsylvania based. 

When I KNOW it's a scam number and my house is extremely quiet, I like to pick it up and say absolutely nothing.  Sometimes they say "hello:"  and sometimes they start their spiel. Sometimes they just don't say anything, just hang up.  I've gotta have SOME fun, don't I?

SHIRLEY, I'm so sorry about your friend.  We really do have to be careful!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Amy

Oh my...so far 2 1/2 inches of snow and it is coming down with a vengeance! I would hate to be on the highways tonight. So far no plow or sander has gone down.

The pup thinks it is great, he raced around the yard playing and by the time he wanted back in was covered in snow.

We have a date tomorrow one will dance with the snow blower and one will waltz with the shovel.. :snowball:
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

Amy

Up to 4 inches now.  Jane....keep it your way pleaseeeeeee
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

Tomereader1


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

JaneS

TOMEREADER, make them!  Not only are they delicious.  They are so much fun to take somewhere.  People will always ask what they are and when you tell them, the laughs begin.  I think they originated in Newfoundland and that's where they came by their name.

Sometime in the last two hours, our precipitation has turned to snow.  It's still not laying on the roads but the grass is getting it.  I wonder if my plumber will turn up tomorrow.  We shall see!  But I'm guessing if this amounts to as much as they've predicted, I'll be getting a call to reschedule

I'm going to bed pretty soon!  I didn't realize how tired I was until I finally sat down.  it took me about 10 minutes to fall asleep in front of the TV.  When I went to sleep, Hawkeye Pierce was propositioning a nurse on M*A*S*H and when I woke up, Colombo was questioning a suspect. 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And way God bless us, every one!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

JaneS thanks for shaking my head a little reminded me of one time past I was getting regular calls wanting to sell me venial siding.one day when i was in a real good mood,when they called I strung them along quite awhile .then said that relay sounds very good,I have a question how Ok they said, I said how would that look like on my brand new All Brick house, they hung up and never called again. and another thing I do to them Is lay the phone down and when the off hook ding starts wringing I go hang the phone up. I think that adds to there phone bill because that usually takes care of same one calling. time for me to bid you all sweet dreams.

Lloyd

Gloria

Good morning everyone, back to waking after 3 am again and here I am with my first mug of coffee. looks like we got 2 inches of snow but looks like it is raining now.I had to look out of course. The plow has been through the parking lot and I did not even hear it. When I got into bed last night I could hear the maintenance man using his small plow on the walks. As I was loo‌king out I could see the snow falling off the sides of the cars, another reason to think it is raining.

MARY ANN  I lay on the couch for awhile every afternoon to rest my back and seldom fall asleep but when I fell sound asleep for 3 hours the other day I was surprised.

SHIRLEY  that sure was a scam, sorry your friend fell for it. I remember years ago getting a phone call that sounded legit but when asked my SS number it set up a red flag. I told the man he called me I didn't call him and hung up. If he knew so much he would not have asked for that, he would have known it. Oh I thought of you yesterday. I was reading  the Christmas Reader's Digest and in Life in the US. was a item about a woman and her Fit Bit and thought of you. This person found a way to add steps. She put it in the dryer and when she took it out she had over 3,000 steps before she got dressed. Of course you came to mind when you talked about yours.

JANE  if it had not been for MARE inviting me to join the Nest I would have given up on the computer. It sure did change my life. I found SN from an ad in a local online newspaper. I tried different forums and no one replied to me. I had pass the Wit and Wisdom because I thought I am not witty or wise but the Nest was the best place I could have landed. I think we were all upset when the SN shut us out. So happy when Pat set up S&F. Every one in here means so much to me. I often wonder about those who just dropped out, what happened to them  and all those who went home to God, many special people that we will always miss.

AMY  laughed with your Moose Farts. My daughter made them for a meeting of the ranch where they live and they loved them and waned to know what they were and they were surprised at the name. The ranch was a hugh one broken up into 40 acre lots and they bought theirs many years ago and had every thing there ready to move in when they retired. Every thing paid for before they moved in. Did I ever say my daughter is a penny pincher? Never spends a penny unless needed.

Maintenance man is out with his plow again. At least it is covered, the one they had before was a push one and he was in the weather all the time. It is raining now, of course I had to look out when I heard him out there.

JANE  at least you do not have to go to work today, isn't it wonderful to be retired?

LLOYD  if I don't know the number calling I let the machine pick the call up. most times they hang up but other s are so stupid they go into their lies until the machine cuts them off.

Time for another mug of coffee.
Have a good day.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast

Amy

Good morning everyone..
Will make this quick as I have a date to dance this morning. We must have 6-8 inches of snow. 
Be back later. :)
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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  We had and are still having some snow overnight and this morning.  So far, it's only laying on the grass.  The roads and sidewalks are just wet.  I hope it stays that way!  There's less than an inch on the grass but it sure help me to see Mickie when she's out!

Last night I finished ALLthe dipping and today I'm going to pack PB saltines and start rolling PB balls for the PB Cups.  Maybe tomorrow morning I'll get some of the made up.  This and the coconut cups are what I make the most of in cups and when they're finished, I always breath a sigh of relief  And when I can put all that stuff away and decorate the table, It's CHRISTMAS in my house!

Tomorrow afternoon, my friend Mavis and I are going to go to the movies to see MR. ROGERS  I'm looking forward to this one.  Tom Hanks plays Mr. Robers and I've seen some clips.  He does a great job! 

It's almost time for the plumber.  He said "around 7:30" but he didn't say how far around!  So I'm ready for him now.  But I have things I can do while I'm waiting and I guess it's time to get started doing them.

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

AMY, don't dance so much that it wears you out!

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Mary Ann

Jane, Happy First Day of Retirement. I see you are right back at your Christmas baking so you are not taking it easy.  But you're on YOUR schedule, not WM's. 

We don't have additional snow today but what is left over is hanging on the trees.  Oh, that was pretty.  I can enjoy something like that now that I don't drive.

Gloria, I'm up for the second time but I figure with both times, I slept about seven hours last night.  I got up about 3 am, computed for an hour or so, went back to bed and sleep and woke up about 8:30.  That ought to do me for a while.

Mary Ann

phyllis

I'm sorry for those of you who are/have been/will be dancing because it is a beautiful sunny morning here.  A little breezy and it was a dreary, wet weekend but no snow for us.  Thank you very much!  I'm very happy to sit at the window and admire the beauty of a lovely snowfall but nothing beyond that.

"Moose Farts" sounds like so much fun.  I might try them but am making no guarantees about anything so we shall see what happens.  Thanks for that No Bake Cookies site, Amy.  Lots of good stuff there.

Shirley, I'm sorry your friend got scammed.  It happens so much. Unless I recognize the number I don't answer the phone at all.  They can leave me a message on the answering machine.  And emails are immediately deleted.

I watched an old Keven Costner movie last night....don't even remember the name.  He wore a naval uniform in it and most of it took place in the Pentagon.  Gosh, he was (and still is) very nice to look at.

Laundry day....here I go.  Make it a good day, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

The plumbers came and they have to have both hoppers off.  When he said they would be taking them both off, I said "both at once?"  He asked if I had to use one first and I told him, "No but I'm old and I go a lot". He grinned and said they would do them one at a time and leave me one to use.  Nice guys!

I got all the PB Saltines bagged except the ones that will go into the mixed bags.  That's about 2 dozen left.

I think I'll wait until they leave to roll the pb cup balls.  My hands get pretty messy and I like to keep moving on them while it's cold and a bit on the harder side.  I'd rather not have interruptions.  And I have all afternoon to do it. 

The snow has stopped and the roads never did get much.  I think I'll pay some bills while I'm trapped!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Just had a thought...I could go mix up some Moose Farts...

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Amy

Snow is all cleaned up and a race track out back for the dogs.
Jane, that is the first time I have heard of the throne being called a hopper!! Live and learn.. Needed to look something up for a friend and now back to rolling.....yup Moose Farts . :2funny:
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

CallieOK

Merry Monday,

Having a bit of a challenge typing this morning because I have a split nail on my right hand and I'm right-handed so it has to grow out a bit before I can use the clippers with the other hand. Have it taped but it's awkward.

Janie, not sure how large you make your PB balls - but, when I make the PB cookies Miss Ellen can eat, I use a the large end of a melon scoop.  Makes them nice and uniform.

Two friends and I are going to a duo-piano concert tomorrow night. One of them is driving so I suggested they meet at my house for something to eat before we go.
 Not planning to have everything decorated but have managed to get eating area and kitchen looking Christmasy.  #2 son is supposed to stop by later to help with "tall" things (he's 6'8" to my 5'2"  :) )

Weather is nice today and supposed to be that way most of the week.  Here's hoping the weather gurus are right!

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.