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Soda Shoppe for January 1, 2020

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Contemplating

Have you ever contemplated,
on the times you've hesitated.
Then blamed old lady luck for passing by .
 
When the dice of life was thrown,
have you thought if you'd only known.
Then taken a deep breath and heaved a sigh.
 
Where  would you be today,
if those moments had gone your way.
Have you often wondered,  did I really try.
 
Do you  believe in fate,
and that now it is too late.
Well then, time has past for contemplating why.?

Richard
02 Jan04


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DAWN

An angel, robed in spotless white,
Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night;
Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone;
Man saw the blush, and called it Dawn.

Rich Ropes


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LIFE

The horse and mule live 30 years
And nothing know of wines and beers.
The goat and sheep at 20 die
And never taste Scotch or Rye.

The cow drinks water by the ton
And at 18 is mostly done.
The dog at 15 cashes in
Without the aid of rum or gin.
   
The cat in milk and water soaks
And then at 12 short years it croaks.
The modest, sober, bone-dry hen
Lays eggs for noggs, then dies at 10.

All animals are strictly dry:
They sinless live and swiftly die;
But sinful, ginful, rum-soaked men
Survive for threescore years and 10.
And some of them, a very few,
Stay pickled till they are a 100 and 2.



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Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking. 
George Eliot



Denver

January 01, 2020, 02:30:09 am #7 Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 02:33:22 am by Denver

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R
E V E R Y F R I E N D 

I hope 2020 will be a healthy and happy year for all 💕

Amy

January 01, 2020, 06:06:32 am #8 Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 06:10:48 am by Amy
Good morning everyone..and Happy New Years day!
Lightly snowing here at the moment. Not a lot on today just getting the meal ready for noon.  I didn't hear any firecrackers or guns go off last night. We were all sound asleep.
Jenny, love your new avatar!

Mary Ann, thank you will go look ,sounds interesting.

Bubble, thank you for the new start..how true contemplating is..one should be thankful.....not sorry..

Better go get my ribs on to cook.

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

phyllis

Happy 2020!

Good new year morning to all!  It is a sunny and not too cold one here in North Carolina.  A beautiful day.  I didn't hear any fireworks last night but I was sound asleep at midnight so they could have happened and I wouldn't have known anything about it.

Not too much planned for today.  We will have nice rib steaks with french fries and some sort of green veggie for our "first of the new year" dinner and pound cake for dessert.  The steaks are Kansas City Steaks and are always a very welcome Christmas gift from my Virginia kids.

So nice to see the new room and the wise words, Bubble.  Thank you.

Nice, also, to see the posts yesterday from all of the S&F friends.  Mycheal, it is always good to see your name appear, even if it is not often enough, and you could never be a headache.

Amy, it seems that your van keeps giving you the "worries" while with me it is always something in this house.  David discovered a water puddle under the hot water heater so the plumbers will be replacing that on Friday.  We are keeping our fingers crossed that in the meantime it won't get any worse and flood the basement as it did the last time.  Most maddening of all, it is only 4 years old.  But, because it is still under warranty I only need to pay for the labor.  Not all bad news, at least.

Breakfast is calling. 
phyllis
Cary,NC

JaneS

Happy New Year to all my FRIENDS!  I'm thankful in this New Year that I have all of you!  And also, that our friendship has this place in which to grow! 

I had my pork roast in the crock pot overnight and I've added the sauerkraut this morning.  My German grandfather would be proud of me.  He said, "You HAVE to eat sauerkraut on New Year's Day to be sure you're lucky for the year."  I think he might agree that I certainly was lucky in 2019. 

I have to go get myself ready to be seen in public.  I'll try to get back later.  Enjoy your day.

P.S.  I didn't hear any fireworks either and neither did Mickie because they scare her and she'd have been tight up against me. 

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Amy



Driveway is shoveled off and just the trails for the dogs need to be done but I will do that with the snow blower. Our meal has been changed to later in the day giving my neighbour time to get a his plow jobs done. While I was watching the birds come down to the feed a beautiful fox scampered by!! No camera in hand of course. :(
Phyliss, I always say I can handle things outside the home..vehicle etc. There are three of us with hubby's that have had /are having health problems and we all say as long as they are well....we can do it!!!

Jane, no black eyes peas??? Kyle and David love sauerkraut but I shall pass on that one.
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

Radioman34

January 01, 2020, 11:30:20 am #12 Last Edit: January 01, 2020, 11:34:24 am by Radioman34
Happy New Year to you all. The residence folks hired an orchestra and so we brought in the new year with style.  I must confess that I did not make it to midnight but the intention was good.  So now I'll watch some football and watch the snow melt

Joy

Just want to wish all the friends here a  very  Happy New Year.   Hope 2020 will be a healthy and a prosperous one for us all. 

Have a great afternoon.

Joy
BIG BOX

CallieOK

I hope the New Year is beginning well with Everyfriend.

This is the first "non-busy" day since returning from the Christmas trip and I have given myself permission to do Absolutely Nothing!  So far So Good.  :thumbup:

Mary Ann

Callie, I agree with you, in fact, I wrote in Norm's B&T "I'm busy doing nothing, working the whole day through, trying to find something else not to do!"

Lots of whitecaps on Lake Michigan, kind of high, too.

Mary Ann

Carol

Growing up - we always had Oyster Stew and Pickled Herring.  I have the herring but no fresh oysters. 

Have a healthy and great New Year!

Lloyd Hammond

ok i never seen where anyone missed me so I will just guess about that, but I will tell you anyway. I am in the hospital doing test's. and waiting to have open heart Surgery. will be A few days. Have a good rest of the day see you Later.

Lloyd

Amy

Lloyd!!!! no guessing at all!! I thought you were away to the VA for an appointment. You know we miss your posts and with the holidays everyone is here there and every where. Please don't think we don't care because we do!!! Open heart surgery is much better than it used to be and some can be done by key hole surgery.         Prayers for you. and please keep us posted........and behave in there do as they tell you...please :)
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

Shirley

The end of New Year Day and start of a better year, hopefully. Wishing good dreams with the help of Joans sleep dust, God Bless from Hal, and all those other wonderful Friends we have known, hugs.

Lloyd, best wishes, remembered you were going in but didn't expect heart surgery. Prayers and hugs for the days ahead, I hope Nancy will keep us posted, be thinking of you.

JaneS

Blessings and prayers from me too, LLOYD!  I knew you said you were going to the VA and I thought that's where you were.  And it is where you are.  Let us know what's happening.  We're with you in spirit!

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CallieOK

Lloyd,  just now seeing your post about upcoming heart surgery. Prayers and good thoughts coming your way from Oklahoma.

Amy

Good morning everyone..

Today is to be milder and the neighbour is coming over this afternoon to help clean the chimney. Need to let the fire go out till after he is done.  Will take Kyle into town to get his blood work done this morning.

We had a great time yesterday with our neighbours , lots of fun and laughter for sure.  We are truly blessed with good neighbours.

Don't need to cook for a while with all the food, still haven't learned to cut back on cooking....maybe someday.

Lloyd, need you back in here..so take each day as it comes and get well enough to get out of the hospital.

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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up but I'm hoping the "attem" will join in as the day progresses.

Today is the day of Frankies appointment with the specialist so we'd appreciate a few prayers on her behalf.  I know she's nervous but her mother will be here to go with her to the appointment.  I'm sure the results wont be instant and we'll have to wait around for the results.  Those pins and needles can get very uncomfortable.

Still saying prays for LLOYD and waiting to hear his results.   It could be a while for that, too!

The weather has turned cold again here.... 23ยบ but so far, no snow.  We are supposed to get that next Tuesday and Wednesday!  I'll have to remember to get my car under cover so that if its enough or the snow blower, my neighbor will be able to make his way through the driveway with no blocking.  At least, I won't have to go anywhere in it. 

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

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Amy

Jane, prayers for Frankie and Mom and Grandmom as worry will always wiggle in.
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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, hope everyone woke yesterday with a clear head and not fuzzy from too much celebrating bringing in the New Year. At our ages I think those days have all passed. Ihad a good day yesterday at my son's home, just the 3 of us. My DIL made baked stuffed shrimp and they were so good, better than any I had before. We did a lot of talking. I finally saw all the pictures they took on their Hawaii vacation. They were 6 adults and my great grandson. What beautiful scenery with all the beautiful green where ever they went.  My DIL even asked me if I wanted a hair cut and I said YES, and she cut  it and I told her short. It really was gettin too long for me. I have always said she is the second daughter I always wanted. Yesterday was a nice sunny day for a change, no rain or snow or sleet .

BUBBLE  thank you for the New Year graphics and the goodies that followed. I like the one from George Eliot .

Sorry I am not replying to everyone. I woke withh my right eye feeling odd and like I have something in it, hard to see from it.

DON  nothing going on in this place for the New Year. There used to be a lady here that always took orders for a Chinese restaurant, go pick them up and we would have a party in the Community room. Always a good time. Sadly she is now in Heaven and no one does anything. One of her sons made wine and she would gring a few bot tles and we all had a little of it. By about 10 people would start heading back to their apartments. It was always a good time and no witch around to say we could not do this or that and we pitched it to make sure the room and the kitchen were all clean so she couldn't yell. All they have now is Bingo on Wednesday night and a card game on Thursday night. Sad isn't it?

LLOYD  so sorry you are in the hospital again and waiting for heart surgery. I will be praying for you. Keep us in the loop so we know how you are doing. Hope Nancy or one of the family can come in and let  us know how you are doing.

SHIRLEY  I need some of JOAN's Angel dust on the nights I cannot sleep.

JANE  prayers for Frankie. hope nothing serious.

Have a great day everyone.

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phyllis

Thinking about Lloyd and Frankie and keeping good and positive thoughts and prayers going for them.

All is well here this morning.  The sun is shining and it is chilly but not too cold.  I must make a list for David to do the grocery shopping.

Take care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

SCFSue

Good morning, Every  Buddy who is looking in.  It's a dark, rainy day here in Auburn, Alabama.  Our football team lost their game yesterday and we are all sorry about it.  Our guys played well, but the other team was more aggressive and they won substantially. 

Not much else going on here today.  I will be staying inside most of the day due to the rain which I think may last all day.

Have a nice day, Every One.
Sue

JaneS

I just had a phone call from LLOYD.  He is still in the VA Hospital waiting for open heart surgery.  He said they are not going to do it at that hospital but will be moving him to another VA Hospital in Columbia, MO where there are heart specialists on the staff.  He said it would be a couple of days and that his granddaughter will come in and let us know what's happening or Nancy will call me and I'll fill you in.  I told him to do whatever works best.  He asked us to keep up the prayers on his behalf and I promised that we would.  That's all I have so far.  He had to hang up because a nurse was waiting to give him a shot.  If I hear more, I'll let everyone know.  And if his granddaughter posts,  I'll be reading just like the rest of you. 

Also, I appreciate the prayers on Frankie's behalf.  And so does she.  I told her about all of you and she thinks you're all GREAT!

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Shirley

What awful news to start the year. Jane, sincere love & prayers for the best news possible for Frankie. Lloyd, will be thinking of you with prayers and good thought for you & Nancy, and prayers that the doctors have miracles to work on your heart.

Prayers also for every Friend, God watch over you with loving arms.