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Soda Shoppe for March 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, March 15, 2020, 02:52:19 am

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Amy

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Good morning everyone..

While the men were in a garage working ,my friend and I were downloading recipes from the internet . We enjoyed our time gabbing and catching up on the past. Since I made too much meatball bean soup she went home with two sealers for her and her hubby.

Today we are going to go stock up on a few things, this virus isn't giving up and it is in for the long haul.

Gloria, happy to read you got a chance to sit out with your friends and enjoy the "warmer" weather. We have rain on the way in the next few days and hope it takes away the snow.

Don, please be careful..this virus knocks the socks off of us older folks.

Callie, I have a friend that gets so bored, I just can't imagine being bored. There are so  many things one can do here. Read, sew, crochet and the dogs keep one busy.

Jenny,in the city there are letting seniors in certain stores so they may shop before the shelves get bare. Thank you for todays imagine, seems appropriate for the times ahead.

Joy, so good to see you. Happy to read you are doing better.

Jane ,enjoy those new floors!

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

March 19, 2020, 09:12:16 am #61 Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 09:15:19 am by Lloyd Hammond
well here I am up and ready to eat morning meal, 7.5 hours sleep according  the tattle tail on my breathing Machine. we are having light rain again and heave thunder storms around close, the weather guesser says. i went to v a day before yesterday and they were a group of ladies setting at the door. questioning us about what and where we had been. I checked out safe so they put a blue band on my left wrist. it is a shame how Casey we as a nation have gotten. a few hording t p and some other things is just making hard on everyone. we could use news paper or junk mail but just throw it in a waste basket , do not put in the stool it will not dissolve like T P dose. take it out side and burn on leaves in the fall or in the fireplace if you have one. Have a good day

Lloyd

Amy

Goodness, we went early to shop and there was a line of people outside!!! First time I have stood in a line to get into a grocery store. Paper  aisle was empty as we sections in the frozen food units.

 A sign of the times ahead? Stay safe and well 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

March 19, 2020, 10:12:02 am #63 Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 10:13:38 am by phyllis
I just finished filling out an online grocery order and David will pick it up in font of the store on Saturday.  We added several more cases of the virus here in the county over yesterday and I finally convinced him not to do the shopping himself.  We'll see if we get all the things I've requested.

We are fine and practicing "social distancing".  Several friends and neighbors have offered to run errands for us but so far haven't needed to ask it of anyone.  David still goes out to walk but stays away from the bookstore, etc.  Our new regional library is closed but we can still check out online e books.  We are all managing.  A couple of people in the area have turned their "Little Free Libraries" in front of their homes into "Little Free Pantries".  Added canned and boxed foods to books for those who might need something.  Nice idea.

Take extra care, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Mary Ann

I am up and not quite atem yet, but I am managing.  Of course, I am not going out to any place but it is hard to imagine waiting in line for a grocery store.  We place an order online and  when it is ready, they call Tom and he goes after it.  It is a great thing whether necessary or not. 

I have one therapist coming today and I really don't feel it is necessary but when she is scheduled, she comes - ready or not!

Mary Ann

CallieOK

Good morning,

The sun is shining and there's not a cloud to be seen!  :dancingdog:

Amy, hope it's okay to copy your positive poster to share.  I'm  a long way from being a chirpy cheerful Pollyanna but know too many people sighing over what they can't do instead of commenting about what they can.

Janie, what a great program to help those who need household repairs and replacements. So happy you got in on the "year-end clearance" fund use.

Went out to fill bird feeders and dropped the seed feeder as I took it off the hook.  Wasn't able to scoop quite all of the spill back so squirrels will think it's Christmas.  ;)

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day. 

Joy

Just saying "hi".  I had 2 long walks this morning with the rollator.  The therapist said it was around the perimeter of the building.  Much further than I have been doing. Hope I can go home soon.  And,  I have decided to go home and see how I make out.  I know I have to be careful and I feel I can.  I do plan on getting someone to clean, maybe every 2 weeks.  Specifically the kitchen and bathroom. After being cooped up here,  I want my own things.  I will be able to know if I can do it.  My family isn't real happy about it.  But the therapist thinks it is ok. I want to sleep in my own bed.    Hope everyone has a great day!   Joy
BIG BOX

Sandy


Good Afternoon Everyone...
I am not sure if I mentioned it or
not but my store where I can pick
up my order, is no longer having this
service.   

So now I have to depend on my daughter
Kelly to get it for me.   Next week
I have to go get my blood drawn,  so
perhaps I can talk kelly into
letting me go in with her,  and I  will
stay behind my cart  and cover up my face.

Yikes,  what  a Mess !!!!

So I woke up this morning and decided
to re arrange my apartment...  this
included moving my bed and other
furniture.

Now my apartment is totally cluttered
up and it is going to take me
days to get thing to where I know
what I have and to clean out and throw
away stuff that I am not using. 

In the meantime,  I still have not
eaten today (it is 2:30 PM)..
so I need to go make myself
something  and have a cuppa coffee.

My back is starting to hurt now as
I had to move my double bed...   YIKES!!!

I feel like I am living in a different place!

We have 52 cases of the Virus here in
Maine....  the number of cases  is rising
fast.

I am off to eat

Sandy

"The greatest glory in living,
lies not in never falling, but
in rising every time we fall." - .

  Duluth Harbor Cams:

Carol

Thank all for concerns about our travel.  We now see a snowfall coming about half way on the drive home.  Wondering if we stay or go.  Everything is ready here and fridge is clean plus the bath & all house.  I really get tired anymore from housework - have been at it since 8 years old when I was taught to iron, etc. 

Otherwise, all is changing a bit with so many activities being stopped.  We can not go to the buildings for lectures or the activity center of exercise either.  So, it is to walk outdoors and I can do that at home. 

I hope we are not going to drive in snow - it is predicted though.  Keeping on....

Shirley

March 19, 2020, 07:36:33 pm #69 Last Edit: March 19, 2020, 07:40:14 pm by Shirley
Carol, when I checked the Monarch Pass cam this morning it was a "white out"... and thought of you, do you come home that route?  Safe trip, we do have another cold front with snow for NW KS, so do take it easy.

Joy, I am so in hopes you will get along fine at home... we are tougher than others think we are and I know I do appreciate my own space.

I am sitting here with the door wide open, 75 degrees today with a cold front moving down. "They" change their predictions too often to quote today. Need to go walk the cats down to the river, along with a pan of bones/scraps that a coyote or fox (or somebody's dog) will clean up. The yard is greeing up but weeds are out growing the grass.  ::)  Will need to call the yard guy soon, to see if he is still in business. They are firefighters & do this in their spare hours.

Sandy, you amaze me, I haven't moved furniture for 31 years, actually, once it is in place it isn't moved (except to clean under) as long as it stays in the house. I did move bedroom furniture the first year we lived here, headboard of bed from one wall to the other. I find I sleep better if my body is lying north/south. Strange, huh? Maybe not. Instead of moving the bed a few years ago I decided to lay cross way on the queen size bed! Nothing lazy about me. ;)

Callie, bet you will be surprised how many birds love the seed on the ground. I need to put that on my list for shopping, wonder if it is sold out. Warm out here & the Bradford pears are starting to bloom. Spring today & winter tomorrow.

Amy, don't know how you will top todays "poster".... perfect! I am not real good about being bossed, but this time I do understand so am trying hard to play nice. Might have to just go drive around a bit to exercise my car.  :-[

Mary Ann, you sound like you are doing great, happy for you since you do keep the rest of us in line. 

My 94 year old brother that died recently should not have died, was joking and carrying on as they wheeled him into surgery. From what I understand is they did not realize the fluid they were pumping into his body to ease the stents into place, was filling his lungs. I don't know if they had reached replacing the valve yet, but since few of the family understand the details at a time like that, probably will never know. It is an almost routine procedure these days. In my case the doctor that was doing the heart cath was prepared to insert stents and the valve replacement was scheduled for later. I had a problem with that liquid so opted not to let them replace the valve yet. I know that "shouldn't have died" is not reality, but a mistake was made because some of us don't react exactly like others. We need to learn from mistakes, so that is what I pointed out to his grown children. They may or may not have these same genes. He did not like the way he felt so that decision was his to make.

Phyllis, I filled out my census report while ago... was not as bad as I expected. My internet is off & on all the time so I hate having it skip in the middle of doing something. Running a lot slower with so many people working from home. Was listening to a man on TV that owns a lot of the health clubs, how many thousands of employees he has to lay off. Sad world....

Seems we are missing some friends today... Jane, Gloria, who else? Maybe I just can't see them on this page....  :crazy:  :nahna:  :wave:

CallieOK

Shirley,  Oh, I know the birds will love the seeds on the ground.  Just won't be as much work for the squirrels if they don't have to try and get on the feeder.  I took off the baffle because they had figured out how to leap to the top of it and grab hold of the feeder.  "Greased" the pole like I used to do and - darn! if one didn't jump up and grab hold of the brace the baffle was resting on!  Haven't tried to take that off, yet -but it's in my "game plan".

I filled out my census report today, also.  Easy peasy.

Also had door open and ceiling fans going.  Cold front is supposed to get here after 10:30 p.m. and wind chill is supposed to be in the low 30's tomorrow. 

Interesting that we sleep best in opposite directions.  I prefer east-west.
I remember when hubby and I had a dual-control electric blanket.  He kept turning his side down and I kept turning my side up; then we discovered we had the cords crossed under the bed and were actually using each other's control.

Got a Care Mail from church this morning.  A family's 2-year-old son has been hospitalized with "breathing issues".  No mention of the virus but.....    They also have a 5 year old son and an almost-brand-new daughter.  Prayers appreciate for Maddux (in the hospital) and the family.

Shirley

Had a real horse laugh at your crossed wires, Callie.... bet y'all did, too, when you discovered it. Prayers for little Maddux & the family.

My son was saying tonight that they won't be baby sitting their grands "for the duration"... because they will be working from home and they, as well as the other grandparents, "deal with the public" and they don't want to pass any germs to get back to me. What she isn't saying is they also don't want to risk bringing germs to him since he is one of the "at risk" people with his artificial heart valve and fact that the doctor that didn't treat his infection in his leg from the start and now has no working lymph nodes in his leg. His new doctor put him on record that the slightest sign of any cold or infection he is to start antibiotics immediately. He isn't 60 yet so is not happy with having been put in this position because .... All we can do is the best we can do, right? 

Wishing all a peaceful sleep, pleasant dreams and a really happy tomorrow! God Bless, Shirley :calm:  :kitten:  :sleep:

JaneS

I'm off to bed!  I've had a busy day and for a large part of it, I was closed off from my office because the guys were working in the hall where it goes both ways and they blocked all passage to any other part of the house.

AMY, I did post today.  I had to go back and repost because you beat me in while I was typing. Maybe you missed it.

The kitchen is finished and that was a real chore for the boys.  They had to move all the appliances and unfortunately, there wasn't enough room under the cupboard for the fridge to go back in. So they took the cupboard down and cut a quarter of an inch off the bottom and remounted it.  And I still haven't heard a curse!  I like these guys!

CALLIE, prayers on the way for the little guy!  And for the rest of his family, too!

JOY, take it easy and work up gradually.  I know how good it will feel to be home!

Now I'm heading off to bed because I have to be showered and dressed and both Mickie and me fed by the time they get here tomorrow.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow. And may God bless us, every one.

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Denver

March 20, 2020, 12:31:56 am #73 Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 12:35:07 am by Denver
Good evening EVERYFRIEND from snowy Colorado.  It snowed all day and we have a good 8 inches accumulated now and quite a bit came down as rain before it started sticking. 

CAROL, if you and Don did take off driving home, I am quite sure you did get in some bad weather conditions.  I wish you safe travels.

JANE, I read somewhere that you feel VERY LUCKY to have the home help that you have had, and I just want to say that I do not know of anyone that deserved some good luck like this more than YOU🥰

SHIRLEY, I have to admit I am happy that Andy will not be caring for the children anymore until this virus issue is over!  Good move.  Wow, 75 degrees.......that sounds like a perfect first day of spring😘. We of course had a typical "spring time in the Rockies" day! 

CALLIE, if this storm we have now is going to come visit you you better be prepared for a LOT of snow! 

PHYLLIS, I hope your order will be complete that David will pick up on Saturday..... some of the basics like eggs, milk and bread are still missing on our shelves. 

It is late......I am off to bed..... New avatar is Jonah loving his kitty! 
Pleasant dreams to all.

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

March 20, 2020, 02:03:53 am #74 Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 02:13:01 am by Lloyd Hammond
Shirley and everyone, else I am living proof that you wont die until god wants you all with him. when I was working for they County as a road grader operator.
i was standing in the door opening of the grader doing a nature call and the wend gusted and jerked me out of it. I should turned loose and jumped or fell to the ground.but no I tried to hold onto the door. when it hit the side of the grader I was not stought enough to hold on so I hit on the corner of the back tire Back first. it crushed the cartilage out from L4 and L5 I crawled into the hospital form my car on my hands and knees crying like a baby. they took exrays and  right away did surgery. the doctor told me when he made the cut,that the cartilage just popped out.they had to cut a notch in the spine cord for the nerve cord to lay in. it hurts all time but I get mined over matter and live with it. when they put the needle in my back and put the die in my spine,I was watching it on the scope, when it hit the roupterd place, it looked like you had threw a egg on a window splattering. that was when I died. when I came back to life.one doctor was pushing on my chest in rithyom and the other was standing there with the Paddles they shock you with saying Lloyd come on back you are too young to die.( I did ) Nancy say's I am a accident looking for a place to happen. good Night and sweet dreams.

Lloyd

so_P_bubble

March 20, 2020, 06:46:13 am #75 Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 06:50:00 am by so_P_bubble
I hope every one of our SFriends are taking the necessary precautions to keep away from the famous Corona.

This made me think of old member in SN after seeing his photo on the random photos coming on the side of the screen.
Any one has news about Robby?
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Here too I am restricted about going out or having interaction with others.  I am glad I have the computer's company!
Stay safe, friends.

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm up  Mickie's been out and had her pill and I have my first cup of coffee and I'm checking in with my friends.  I have to get my shower and get dressed before the boinger and before the guys show up so I'm ready to go to the eye dr later this morning.  This is a follow up for the tests they did yesterday. 

I worked off and on putting things back in place after the guys left but first I took a short nap.  I never knew doing nothing and trying to stay out of the way could make a person so tired. 

Jenny, please keep that "Springtime in the Rockies" snow....in the Rockies.  I'm finished with snow for this year and we didn't have much at all.  I think we're having the fall-out from the snow.  It rained most of yesterday and it's supposed to rain most of today, too.  But today the temp is supposed to reach the 70s.  I think SPRING has SPRUNG!  We even have robins and they were SITTING on the fence...not flying!

JENNY, thanks for that special compliment.  I don't know what I did to deserve this but it's nice to know someone down here thinks I do.

It is a great program and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.  I've already told several people who could benefit from it that they should check it out.

LLOYD, that must have been a terrifying experience you had on the road equipment!  I'm glad you are here to tell about it!  I agree with Nancy.  You ARE and accident waiting to happen!  Watch your step!

I guess I better hit the shower now or I won't be ready when I have to be.  I wish you all a lovely day!  Make it your own in every way!  And don't forget to share it with your loving, caring and slightly nosy friends in S&F!  We're waiting to hear from you.

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JaneS

BUBBLE, I wonder about Robby quite often.  He's in one of the Bash photos that circulates on my computer and when it comes up, I always wonder.

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Amy


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Good morning everyone..

We have rain ,hope it puts the run on the rain. Can hear the crows hollering back and forth outside.
 
Both dogs fed but Jesse hasn't touched his yet..may later on. Babe has had both her pills, one crushed in her food and another wrapped in cheese. She is getting picky about the cheese now as she did with peanut butter on bread and a  wiener. Lots of fun trying to out smart her.

Need to pay bills this morning so into town and quickly back home.

Callie, I must admit I also had a laugh at your mixed wires.

Shirley,I am listening to the crows and now the geese are chiming in..next when the lakes are free of ice it will be the loons. Can't wait for them.

Bubble, stay safe, let others bring your supplies to you. This virus has scared the bejeepers out of everyone. Nothing to make light of either.

Gloria, thankfully you have your amazing CNA back and she sees that your pantry is well stocked. My friend went to the grocery store yesterday to buy TP but it was gone....she saw a manager and asked him when more would be in and he told her to stay put. Of he went out back and came back with TWO packages and gave them both to her. She said she was so surprised she could have cried. Amazing what makes one happy now.

Lloyd, Nancy is right and hope you are taking it much easier now. Time you both started to rest and enjoy like.

Jenny, Jonah is so cute. They seem to grow way to fast ,enjoy them while you can.

Better get a move on here.

Take care everyone and stay well.
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, 38 now and is still wet outside.  Wonder if we should start building an Arc. I should not complaoin about the rais when many area of the country pray for rain, like the southwest. We now have 2 markets open for an hour or so in the early morning for seniors. My son called and asked if I needed anything, he would take me. Of course my 3 are all seniors now, too.
The one market in this town will try something. People in this building will call in an order and they will deliver to the front of the building. Every one will have to go out to get their orders.

Welcome Spring

JANE  you finally got something that worked in your favor, good for you. After all the years you worked for every thing you deserve it. This state has nothing like that. Here they just want to tax people more every year. At least we do not pay a tax on food or clothing. I bet I have less money than anyone else in here. Not complaining at least I can still move around and get outside, not confined to bed or in a wheelchair. Have a wonderful CNA who spoils me, 3 wonderful children, a few good friends and this cyber family. What more do I need?

AMY  your post for yesterday morning is perfect for these days. Today I int end to call doctor to cancel my 4/1 appointment and then my eye doctor for yearly check up on 4/15 then the dentist for extractions. No appointments while this virus is around. We are being told to keep 5 feet between us and the next person. I had to laugh with the ladies on the porch the other day, they were sitting much closer than that but said they were out in the fresh air so they could sit close. My older son and DIL have been staying close to home since they got home from their cruise. My other son is out of work because people do not want anyone coming into their homes to work on anything.

LLOYD  back in the days of those little houses out back before the days of inside plumbing you could use anykind of paper.

PHYLLIS  I think my CNA would dry up and fade away if she could not go  shoping. The company she works for have given them masks and gloves for protection. She keeps changing the gloves and wears the mask when she goes into a market. As for me I spend mos t of my time in here, too many things to keep my mind going to  lonesome or bored.

JOY  nothing like being in your own place with the things you have.

SHIRLEY  like you I really HATE being told what to do no matter who is telling me.

JENNY  would love to have that 8" of snow. I sure missed this winter with hardly any snow and a lot of rain.

LLOYD  yes you are an acident looking for a place to happen. Slow down and live longer.

BUBBLE  wonder what we would be doing without our computers and S&F. Stay in and be careful if you have to go out.

Have a good day everyone, and be careful.

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phyllis

March 20, 2020, 08:10:14 am #80 Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 04:54:03 pm by phyllis
Bubble, Unfortunately we lost Robby last year, too. 

https://www.fauquier.com/news/psychologist-robert-iadeluca-ph-d-dies-aug/article_dc16f27e-b87f-11e9-9b50-1fce5ff65081.html

His posts in SeniorNet were always a joy.

We are OK here.  Practicing "social distancing.  Our county's cases of the virus has gone over 25 now (the state is over 100 and more being tested) so everything is closed...even the banks, except for drive-through.  Restaurants are closed, except for take-out.  Groceries and other stores are limiting hours or have closed.  Hard times but we are managing.

Stay well, All.
phyllis
Cary,NC

Lloyd Hammond

good Morning everyone.we are doing alright here.thank God for all the Blessing's we have. also S & F, Makes my day. I wish more of us would use Skype. Peter and I have not lately but I enjoyed our time on that. Have a great day.

Lloyd

CallieOK

Good Morning,

Good news about the 2-year-old who was hospitalized.  His Dad, who is a church Elder, called this morning because I'm on his list of "people to check on".  He said that Maddux is better and they expect to bring him home tomorrow.  PTL

Miss Ellen and roomies are choosing to stay in "for the duration".  Her Dad shared a link to the NYC metro library having 300,000 e-books available for free loan.  She replied,  "Oh, yeah!  I'm in heaven!".  Good attitude, IMO

Her mom/sister decided to go grocery/supply shopping "around town" this morning.  They asked if I needed anything.  I really don't but decided to take advantage of the opportunity and sent a rather long list.  Miss Emily just called and said they were able to get "almost all" of what I'd asked for and are on the way to my house.
They were to stop first at a friend's house because she had managed to find toilet paper.
Looks as if it's a cooperative effort!  Good idea!

Jenny,  no snow but cold temperatures and windy - so wind chill is Brrrrrr.  When I look at the Leadville Facebook page and see pictures that remind me of spring snows there...I'm almost - but not really - thankful for our short-lived severe storms.

The "crossed cords" aren't the only funny mix-ups we had early in our marriage. Will save those stories for another time....

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend.

Lloyd Hammond

Shirley you could share some of that seventy's weather. be a sweetheart we are at at 36ยบ and cloudy here.

Lloyd

Amy

First the rain, then pea soup fog..a glimpse of sun and now back to cloud. Birds are even quiet today?

Callie, that is good news! Maddux will be more happy at home with his family. When my friend was living on his own ,he would get morning calls...called Are You Well.he alaways called them Are You Dead.  He said they called to see if he was alive and well. I always called in the evening to check on him.

Joy, what about getting a alarm to wear? That way when you're home if you need help you can rely on the alarm?

Gloria, Jenny shared that with me and it is appropriate for the times.

Now what mischief can I get into ??
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

junee

March 20, 2020, 07:17:25 pm #85 Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 07:20:39 pm by junee
Hi Bubble,
I would like to let you know that Robbie passed on ..August 6th 2019.
He was a character and I had met him  at a couple of bashes.
Keep well over there. Where I am, we are in total lock down.  It seems to get worse every day, but so far none in this Aged Care.June

Shirley

Junee, so pleased to see a post from you!  Hope all is well with you. I always envied your photos of the beautiful parrots and think of you often.

We are freezing in Wichita today, far cry from the 76 yesterday. Wind is howling so even in a well insulated house, it feels cold. Cats are in deep depression today, they thought we were headed right into warm weather.

My daughter helped me set up Facebook, a group of my kids, nieces & nephews & kin. Since I am the oldest of the clan that belongs, it is taking a lot of concentration how to "befriend" each of them. My sister is older but doen't do Facebook as far as I know. I made copies of my parents old photos before they died but most went into large collages, one donated to the Historical Museum. had 80+ photos with names. I do have all those negatives (back in 35mm days) but they are in no special order & many had been pulled out of their packets to have more prints made, and did not go back into the right packets. I was not meant to be organized, I just did the jobs...

Mary Ann

Junee, it is good to see a post from you.  You may remember I had a heart attack in late January so I am still recuperating.  I think I am getting along OK.  I see therapists but not doctors; most therapists are RNs.  I hope you keep well at your Care place.  I am home.

Shirley, that is a big drop in temperature you had.  No wonder people get  colds, flu or virus.  You are so active it would seem you could outrun any germs!  Stay well.

Tom has suggested that Robin and I work on pictures I have had out so I can identify the people.  Most are older family members and I'm the only one in the family who can identify them.  I would love some help and Robin is interested in genealogy, in fact, I have done some of her family.

Mary Ann



Shirley

Mary Ann, I am working on staying healthy, eating all the fruits & veggies (and Twinkies, etc). Seems all I do is eat or be on the computer (sitting). Do hope you take time to name all the photos. What I did with the copies I made for my parents was to put a number on the back of each photo and then a notebook with matching numbers with the names & how related. So much better than some of the photos that already had names on the front of the photos. The photos that I framed into collages, I put the numbers in a corner of the front & made a laminated list that stayed with each collage. I have the huge collage I put together for my parents at the head of the guest bedroom bed. Mom & Dad loved it because every time one of the kinfolk visited, they spent a lot of time looking at it. Dad was the photographer from young teen (he was born in 1898 so started with the old developing & printing.) At one time I sent off over 100 of his old negatives to have them cleaned & printed. I think my brother that just died kept those negatives after our father died. He has a couple sons interested in photography so hopefully they will preserve them.

Lloyd Hammond