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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2020

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After crossing the river, we forget the bridge; and when you're healed, you forget about the doctor.


- The Last Song -

Everyone needs inspiration
Everyone needs a song
With a lovely melody
When the night is so long

'Cause there's no guarantee
that this life will be easy, yeah

When my world is falling apart
When there is no light to pierce the darkness
That's when I look at you
When the waves are flooding the shore
And I can not find my way home
C ' is that when i look at you

When I look at you
I see forgiveness
I see the truth
You love me for who I am
Like the stars hold the moon
In the very place where they belong
And I know I'm not alone, yeah

When my world collapses
When there is no light to break through the dark
It is at this moment that I look at you
When the waves flood the shore
And that I no longer find the way to the house
C'  is that when I look at you

You seem to me like a dream for me
Like the colors of a kaleidoscope
That cover me
Everything I need Every time I breathe
You don't know how beautiful you are

Yeah yeah

When the waves flood the shore
And I can't find my way home anymore
It's when I look at you
That you appear to me

You seem to me like a dream for me   


There are two ways to forget the hassles of life: music and cats.

Lloyd Hammond

so_P_bubble I will take the music Leave the cats out side in the barn, and catch the mice out there Before they get in the house. No cats in our house, they will not stay off the table. if you want prof look at your uncovered butter. they will leave their evidence there. good night and sweet dreams. shot and pill time Past.



Good morning everyone, had more thunderstorms yesterday but not windy and no hail. More of the same in the forecast for today. and tomorrow. Gee this is now July 1 and guess we should expect more crazy weather. Tomorrw is my #1 son's 69th birthday, boy that really makes me feel old.'Had trouble getting in this morning, had a thing show up that I was locked out and could nor read or  post in here. finally clicking here and there I got here. Was scared for awhile that S&F was over. Wonder how many of us rely on this site for our social life with this virus.

JANE  looks like everyone is to tired or too busy to post latlely. I feel lucky that I can sit here at the computer as long as I can every morning. At times I wounder if a tablet/iPad would be easier to sit anyplace and type. Too hot and humid to go outside and walk and lately I have been walking the hallway back and forth. All those closed doors is not a pretty site.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new month's page. Love the graphics and The Last Song.

LLOYD  not all cqats get on the table. Then again not everyone leaves uncovered butter on the table.

Hello to everyone who come in later today.
Have a good day and stay safe.

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Good morning everyone..

Today is Canada and I did hear fireworks go off last night. Not many but it did disturb Babe. Most of the stores are closed today with a few open. Celebrations are kept to a minimum and no large firework displays are being held in town..

Need to work in a flower garden but we shall see how the day progresses.

Bubble thank you for the new page..

Enjoy your day everyone...stay safe!
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 Everyfriend!  I've been up for some time now.  We made a quick outie and then Mickie had her pill and we waited out the boinger.  I had my first cup of coffee and read the paper while we waited. 

After the boinger went, we had breakfast and a walk and I put a load of laundry in the washer (it's in the dryer now).  And here I am for a visit with all of you....I hope "all of you"!

AMY, what a beautiful celebration you're having in your yard!  The petunias are a beautiful backdrop for the flags.

BUBBLE, what a lovely new page you've given us and I love the celebrations and the poetry.  Thank you!

It's supposed to get into the 90s today so there won't be any midday walk for us today.  I might be able to do it but Mickie just won't any more and I don't blame her.  And I'd really rather not!

We could use some of your rain around here, GLORIA.  It's so dry the grass is turning brown!  Out in the yard the only thing growing is the weeds! 

I hope you all have a lovely day!
Make it your own in ever way!

And don't forget to share it with your nosy friends!

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Happy July Oneth a/k/a "Hump Day" a/k/a Wednesday,

I'm now thoroughly spoiled to ordering groceries on-line and having them delivered.  "Sally" called yesterday while doing my shopping to tell me she couldn't find a couple of things and discuss substitutes.  I was also able to ask if she could get something I'd forgotten to put on the list - and she could .
Still wouldn't use the service (Shipt) for fresh produce or fresh meat (which I can get at Braum's market) but everything else has been "easy-peasy".

Ate breakfast watching a beautiful black dragonfly getting nectar from the Hosta blooms 

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend. 


Callie:  Such a nice description of the dragonfly.  A soothing moment.  We all need more soothing peaceful moments. If I didn't know better, I would believe we are in Oklahoma - because the wind has not stopped in days.  You may have to change the name of your state and we will just use Oklahoma from now on. 

We are about to pick up a last minute grocery order - glad it was still open today.  I have a procedure tomorrow and am drinking water only today.   


Time to say good night..I did get somethings done but not others.
Jane, thank you. In the middle of the petunias is red swiss chard...so an edible arrangement :)

Have a good night 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


July 01, 2020, 10:12:29 PM #14 Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 10:15:22 PM by Shirley
Well, I earned my keep today! Think I may have sweat off a few pounds. Took the weed whip & loppers to the river bank & "made hay".... wore out the 2nd battery on the berm. Those weeds sure don't mind the heat & lack of water.The humidity has been extreme as well as the heat, not sure how much over 100 it got, but felt like an oven. Still dragging stuff out of the RV, think I mentioned it was much too much overloaded!

Daughter ordered me a St.Anthony before she left home & was here today when the package arrived. She is convinced HE will find that bag of gift cards.  :smitten: You know how it is when you are looking for something, can't pass a bag or corner without one more look. I do take blame because I was being unusually careless with it, knew it didn't go into the bag it was supposed to be in & couldn't muster up the energy to do more. My daughter & husband had a cow when they heard my oxygen was in the low 70s... said, "your organs can start shutting down at that level". Guess I will be hearing the same lecture in a couple weeks when routine visit for echo. Cardiologist just shakes his head, but always seems pleased I'm doing so well in spite of myself.  ;) 

It is starting to soak in that I can't daydream about going to the cool mountains anymore, was my last trip but kind of thought I'd give in & go again. Not after the reaction this last time. Elevation is about 8600 where we camp but even at the Salida elevation (think just over 7,000....) oxygen was only 72. Okay, Shirley, quit whining, been lots & lots of years & photos. Used to get out paints & sold a lot of mountain scenes when I was "hungry to go". If I ever get this house shaped up maybe I will be able to paint again. Pollyanna will have to think extra hard to pull out a happy note!

That's my world today, have a watermelon & cantaloupe to cut up so better find containers to hold the bite sizes. Not sure what plans are for the 4th but usually a family gathering & this year I will take fruit, I think. I don't stay for the fireworks, my little Encore turns into a pumpkin when it gets dark.

I'm hearing lots of fireworks tonight... at least the wind has died down some today. I can't see what they are shooting across the river with the trees growing so tall & thick. When we bought this house back in 1988 there was not a single tree along the river. We lost quite a chunk of bank before I convinced the Park Dept employees to leave the trees alone to hold the bank in. Now I have a dense woods, lots of willows but many other kinds as well (planted by the birds, I guess). I did start a sycamore in a pot, rolled it down the hill & planted with chicken wire around to keep the beaver from munching it off. It is at least twice as tall as a 2 story house, maybe 25 years? Has it's roots in the river!

Bed time, sweet dreams and God Bless. Thank you, Bubble, for the graphics & sayings, and new spot to hang out. Shirley


I'm on my way to hit the hay, too!  We've done all the "getting ready for bed" stuff and all we have to do is fold up the bedspread and crawl in! 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one1

P.S.  I have 4 little tiny green tomatoes growing on my mater plants! 

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Lloyd Hammond

well it is good Morning, but I am late so good night this morning see Later today.



Good morning everyone...

Another hot one again today...even the wind is too lazy to blow.
I have come to realize that dancing with the garden tiller is harder on one than the snow blower. At least that is what my muscles are telling me this morning.

Meeting friends this morning to take items I picked up for her to exchange for items her daughter picked up for us. One is a 40 lb bag of flour, that will keep us for a while.!!

Shirley, Kyle will tell you to stop looking for your cards and when you are looking for something else they will turn up. He is usually right about that...but don't tell him I said that!

Better go, need to make some mustard for our friends for them to try.

Enjoy your day everyone ,stay safe.
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, No rain in forecast for today. After 5 days in a row with some rain and thunderstorms we only got about 2 inches of rain.

AMY  I knew Canada day was this month but couldn't remember when. I kept thinking the 14th. or is that Bastille day? Your husband did a beautiful job on the trug.  love the petunias in it and the flags.

BUBBLE  thanks for the link to photos. Amazing how your seeds took and made more peppers. Hope you enjoy them later and they aren't too hot.

JANE  my daughter's dog likes nothing better than going for a walk but on the days when it gets too hot they take him for a walk and he does what he has to and turns around to head home or else begs to be picked up and carried home. He is a small dog and not heavy. The rain we had was only about 2 inches and not much for us.

CALLIE  like you I kind of like getting groceries delivered. I did that for the almost 5 months Yve tte was out on sick leave with her back. Now that she is back she scolds me if I call an order in. She likes shopping and using coupons and getting bargains. She really has saved me money when she goes to the market for me.

SHIRLEY  you make me tired just reading all you do. Just making my bed every morning I end up sitting down and resting. When I think of what I used to do I feel useless.

JANE  yippee  lets hope you get more tomatoes and you can pick and enjoy them when they ripen. There is nothing tastier than picking a tomato and eating it right away except picking an apple from the tree and biting into it.

LLOYD  hope you slept as good as I did last night.

AMY  wonderful how you and your friends and neighbors get items for each other. Much bet ter than living in a city.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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What can I say?  It is hot and humid with the chance of rain.  It is just like most of you and typical of our summer weather.

David will pick up our groceries at 11 this morning.  I am planning to make some home-style baked beans for the Fourth but may not feel like heating up the kitchen with the oven so I will decide on that later.  Other than that I won't be doing much.

Our neighbor asked if we minded if they had a few fireworks for the children in the cul-de-sac on the 4th.  We don't object as long as they keep them safe.  We thought it was nice that they asked.  Actually, I think we will enjoy watching them along with the children, too.

Take care, All.

Lloyd Hammond

Good morning everyone. Gloria It is a good thing we are as far apart as we are. they might accuse us of sleeping together. It is already 81º here, and says 84º but local TV says higher. Have a good day everyone. I will check back later to see who else will show up. You girls have a great day.



I'm not going to be in here today.  I'm fighting off an attack of vertigo.  I have not had one this bad for at least 6 or 7 years.  I'm supposed to be able to relieve them by lying on the left side of my head but with my left arm being broken, I've been doing a lot of lying on my right side.  I'm hoping that's all it is.  Those little, bitty rocks in my ear canal have come out and are dancing around in my head.  Yep, that's right everyone!  I've got rocks in my head!  But the only difference between you and me is that mine are dancing!

I'm going back to the couch while I wait for the drug store to deliver my pills!  I'll be back when I can.  In the meantime, don't let your rocks dance!

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July 02, 2020, 02:29:22 PM #22 Last Edit: July 02, 2020, 02:38:50 PM by Denver
Good morning, EVERYFRIEND 🦋

We are back home again after a WONDERFUL visit to Vail.  My heart is so full of the time we had.  The trees there look so healthy right now....I could not stop starring at them...just beautiful.  The flowers in Vail are always spectacular and I just love going into  Vail Village and riding my electric cart up and down every street and take them all in.  The Mountain sides were so green.....it is definitely Candy for the 👀, and YES, Gloria, I thought many times how much I wish you could see what I was seeing😘

We stayed in one son's condo on the third floor of the building.....oh my. The three flights of stairs nearly do me in, so I do not make that climb any more than I have to😩🤪. The air at 8500 feet+ is MIGHTY thin! We spent a lot of time at the Boston sons place and had dinner with them both nights we were there.  Our two grandsons have grown like weeds.  Even this we FaceTime with them all the time, we could not believe how big they are and how they have matured.  The oldest is a half a head taller than me and the other one nearly looks me in the eyes🤣🤣

Yesterday morning Jonah and his parents arrived and we got to see all three grands together for the first time.  What a delight.....It was short and sweet as we left for home very shortly after.  The drive both ways were very nice except for a dumb move on my part on the way up DEFINITELY had my guardian angel looking out for me.  Thank GOD we did not have a accident, but it was a very close call.  I have always prided my driving abilities but the decision I made in this case does make me wonder if I am really that safe anymore😩😩

SHIRLEY, my heart is aching for you if you are not ever able to return to Colorado for the camping trips that you love so much😩😢 ALSO, feeling sad that you may have lost forever your bag of gift cards.  I hope they miraculously appear🙏🙏🙏. I enjoyed seeing the picture of your swimming pool and I wanted to jump right in.  I miss my swimming so much....it is my best form of exercise and our pool is not open here in our community yet🤪

CALLIE, you can appreciate the beauty of high altitude flowers as Leadville has the same also.

AMY, the trug celebrating Canada Day is so nice.  Very pretty❣️

CAROL, I Hope your procedure goes well🙏

I am sorry to be so long winded......have a great rest of your day.



Good Afternoon,

Jenny, Leadville didn't decorate with flowers quite like Vail does but I remember how beautiful the pass between Leadville and Fairplay was with all the wild flowers in bloom and the "Snow Dove" formation on the mountain side.

Janie, I am sympathizing with your vertigo.  I, too, have rocks in my head - and on my left side.  Fortunately, they haven't danced in quite a while and I'm turning my right ear toward the computer so they won't see our posts and get any ideas!  ;)

I woke up in a "Get 'Er Done" mood (much better than the "I Don' Wannas" I'm usually in on such a  :hot:  day).  After I read the paper, had breakfast, did the 4 Daily Challenges and met the 3 Daily Goals on the 4 Solitaire games, I Got Busy.

Put in a load of laundry.

I wanted to make Sliders and had put those ingredients on the grocery list. But I forgot frozen biscuits - then remembered I had a box of biscuit mix in the pantry.

So - following the southern habit of only heating up the kitchen in the morning, I made the sliders - then let them set while I turned on the oven and made the biscuits. When they were done, I turned off the oven and put the sliders in for a few minutes to let the topping soak in.
Biscuits certainly don't look like the frozen Grandes but I think they'll do. Had made up some Country Gravy mix the other day so planning on left-over chicken/biscuits and gravy for dinner.

Laundry was done by then so I took it out - and did a bit of ironing.

By that time, my tummy said it was time for lunch so I had a slider and came to the computer.

Have checked Facebook, the ship channels and now reported in here. I'm ready to head for the recliner and read the rest of the afternoon.

That's it from this corner.  :hugs: 



Jane, so sorry the rocks are dancing & sort of scrambled today. Enough is enough with these getting old problems!  I need to get some cooler clothes on but didn't get all my errands run so may go out again in this heat. It is awful!  :P  I am so jealous that you have little green tomatoes already! Betcha next summer I find a way to grow some!

Gloria, keep meaning to ask if Regina has had a chance to paint any more. For sure they keep busy, but hope she finds time to keep doing it because the longer you don't, harder it is to get back in gear. I'm guessing she will have lots of special views to paint, maybe not what she wants to do but bet you would appreciate a new picture on your wall.

Amy, just showed my daughter your latest trug, she said one of her neighbors has some about like that & have a feeling she will be planting by next spring! I'm going to hint for my son to build me one for Christmas.... He buys me all those battery operated tools he thinks I need & I'm pretty sure I have enough now! By the way, tell Kyle I do agree with him that "when I quit looking...." but how do you NOT look again & again?

Phyllis, I love baked beans but have "faked it" for years with buying 2 or 3 different types of the Grillin' Beans or just Campbell's baked beans, mix the flavors & everyone is sure they were made from scratch. Heat & eat... yum.

I love potato salad but have never been happy with what I make so go to Walmart & buy theirs. I like it better than the kind my Kroger/Dillon stores sell. Prefer the mustard/egg kind. We do have a spell of calm & quiet until fall, I will welcome this! Love my family but it has expanded, multiplied more than I expected, & the gatherings are bigger.

Okay, got a load in the dryer that needs attention & more to wash. Will check in tonight, hope everyone has a "thupper Thursday".... (thanks, Callie).

Woops, Jenny, you popped in. I do agree that Vail Village is the most gorgeous spot EVER during the summer, with hanging baskets & enormous planters full of every type flower in the world. I envy you those visits, have lots of memories & photos but not the same. Last time I visited I was alone, rode the trolly/bus from the parking lot, around & got off downtown to walk. I never minded being alone but know it was better when shared, to be able to keep ohhing & ahhing out loud.

It was 7 years ago today that I found Cas dead in the bed. Poor LaurenKat had gone in first & came racing out of the room so I knew, just knew. She never went into that room again, as long as she lived. Even that morning I didn't cry because he had been in such agony and mental pain as he struggled to breathe. His face looked peaceful and that was what mattered.  Life changed for me, but he met his goals and I think was satisfied. Strange way of looking at life, but that is what it is all about, isn't it? Those of us left behind must make the best of every day we have, not mourn over what we don't have.

Good afternoon, Callie. I bought slider buns this week for the "manwich" left over when #2 son didn't get by. Thought they were really good & thought of you as I ate them.  :thumbup:  I just got back from Sam's with a humongous pot for a plant in my living room. It has grown so big & looks so silly in that tiny pot, almost a shame to switch  ;D , better take a photo of before for giggles. Going to take a couple strong kids to get the pot out of the car trunk & into the living room. Have a shower curtain to keep dirt off the white carpet, just hope it doesn't make too much mess. Has to be done.

Lloyd Hammond

Good Night everyone, sweet dreams see you all tomorrow.


Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. I did not sleep good for very long and my tossing and turning kept Nancy awake also she got up so i did as well. she will turn on the T V and watch the depressing news. so as soon as she heads to the kitchen I will swipe the TV and try to find a good Movie to watch,and go back to sleep, watching it. Have a good day everyone.



Good morning everyone...

Cloudy sky with a temp of 66  going to oh my gosh later in the day. Weather guessers are saying rain for the next 4 days..we shall see.

Taking some garbage away this morning, coming home to do some sewing then take the van in for an oil change this afternoon.
May get back into the garden after that, again we shall see . :)

Shirley, my  last outing with the tiller told me not to have too many more of them. The trugs make life much easier to work and at my height. My son makes a mean potato salad ,told him forget all the other goodies just pass the potato salad!

Jane, hope you are feeling better this morning. Take it easy and rest. Have flowers on our tomato plants but no tomatoes. Peas are flowering and the beans soon will be.

Gloria, our lawns are crispy in places......we need rain I would imagine we will have a fire ban on soon.

Lloyd, hope you can catch up on your sleep.

Phyllis will you see the fireworks tonight or tomorrow?

Joy, hope all is well with you.

Callie, your sliders have saved the day here when I am too tuckered to make a meal. A slider and salad do the trick.

Better go get ready for the day.

Enjoy your day everyone...stay safe!

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, loo like it will be into the mid 70's for a high today. I sure will like that. We had rain again last night and have it in the forecast for late day today. Every day since last Sunday we have had rain but yesterday and today no thunderstorms in the forecast.

PHYLLIS  cannot remember a streak of rainy days like this before. Of course getting old I might have forgotten about times like this. As my daughter  tells me I have so much stored in my brain I cannot recall some things stored away. In summer I used to make baked beans in a crockpot on low. Almost as good as being in the oven but takes all day.

LLOYD  don't think I could ever sleep with someone else anymore. I take up the whole bed now.

JANE  time to teach those rocks to stop dancing. Hope by tomorrow you are back to feeling better.

JENNY  you are right, I love looking at scenery and enjoyed what I saw when I went to Arizona. I told my daughter I needed eyes on both sides of my head as I didn't want to miss what was in back of me when looking in front of me. I have not seen my little grea t grandson since Christmas. He will be 5 in 2 weeks and they change so fast. My grandson will get on Skype at times and I get to see my little one but not the same as in person.

CALLIE  you were busy yesterday. You still iron? Remember what Joan used to say? that calls for demerits, you are retired now and no more work allowed.

SHIRLEY  she tried water paints but that is not her thing and now she is trying some other paints, not oils. She has done 2 so far and it is all what she sees in her mind, no photo in front of her.

LLOYD  I gave up watchig the news. So tired of hearing the same thing about the virus and politics.

AMY  I had been waiting to hear about brush fires here but with more rain due today I think that will not happen.

JANE  hope you feel better today.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Amy, I'm not sure when the fireworks will be but I imagine they will be tomorrow night since that is the traditional thing to fire them on the 4th.  Actually, fireworks in neighborhoods are illegal here but I think the authorities are looking the other way considering the circumstances this year.  All of the big shows are canceled to keep crowds from gathering.  I don't expect anything too big or spectacular since it is in the neighborhood but it will be a nice little show for the children....and the grown up kids, too.

I put the baked beans together yesterday and as Callie said, we try not to turn on the oven during the heat of the day here in the South, I will bake them either late this evening or early in the morning.  I have some fresh corn on the cob, too, and will fix that in the Instapot so I won't be putting any more humidity into the kitchen than is already there and that is plenty.  I thought about potato salad but I'm not sure we really need that much food.  Well, maybe just a small one....a one potato, one hard-boiled egg, salad.  I am planning a Blackberry Cobbler....we'll see if that happens.

Jane, I really feel sorry for you and the "rocks".  I am hoping hard that they will settle back in place very soon.  Nothing worse than that feeling.

Breakfast is calling.  Take care, Everyone.