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Soda Shoppe for September 1, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, September 01, 2020, 01:15:01 AM

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wonderful poem by Li Young-Lee .  It describes aging:

"Each day, less leaves

In the tree outside my window.

More leave, and every day

More sky. More of the far,

and every night more stars."


All in All
by Max Ebb

Paging back through my life story
Kinda takin inventory
All in all, it's been a real good ride.

I've run a thousand highways
I've slid off in some ditches
I've love some pretty women
And I've fought some sonsabitches
All in all, it's been a real good ride.

All in all, I really can't complain
I've laughed in the sunshine, and I've danced in the rain.
Looking back, I've very few regrets,
Although I wish I hadn't smoked all those cigarettes
But all in all, it's been a real good ride.

Sailed across the ocean in a little tiny boat
Lost count of all the times I thought
This may be all she wrote,
But all in all, it's been a real good ride.

Yes all in all, it's been a real good ride
I've had a ball. There ain't much I haven't tried.
And after all these years, I've got it figured out
Yeah, the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about
And all in all, it's been a hell of a ride.



sheilak1939  (from old SeniorNet)
Quiet Friends

Unless your ear to her throat is bent
You'll never hear her sweet content
As we sit together here and chat,
So silent sings my cat.

But rest your hand on silken fur
And feel the rumble shaking her.
Know, not by ear but with a touch,
She enjoys your presence, oh so much.

You, my friend, are that same way.
What you feel inside you cannot say.
That we may keep our frindship strong
I clasp your hand and touch your song.

The above poem was written about my mom's cat who purred silently.


Great graphics & text, Bubble, thank you. Got up at 2:00 am because a cat scratched at the door to go out. I got on the computer to check radar before opening the door. No rain so out they went. These purr a lot but are nocturnal and have changed my sleeping habits since they became boss 7 years ago. Might as well check mail while I'm on the computer.... and learned about shooting stars from Amy.  ::)  :-\  :o




Good morning everyone...

I must admit I am sitting her grinning from ear to ear giggling. Many a night I have laid under the stars and wished upon a shooting star!! After seeing what we saw ,that could have been a crappy wish! :2funny:

Yesterday was a fun but busy day. We picked up all that they had of triple mix for the trugs then off to pick up chicken for my friends dogs. Did stop at a hardware store and they actually had canning jars! Picked up 4 cases of those and off we went again.
After we got home our friends came and picked up all that we had picked up for them plus a case of jars. They stayed for a visit and off they went home. She brought me tiny cucumbers that will be put into dills for Kyle. He should have enough now as he is the only one that eats them.

Today we are off again......don't know how I can take all this excitement :)Kyle wants to go to the cheese factory, chocolate factory and we are dropping off some pickles for my sister on the way.

Lloyd, I am sorry you are having computer problems......hope you get it fixed and soon.

Shirley, we always keep an ear out for our kids and our pets. Mothers instinct?

Better get going...

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'm up and attem and the boinger just went for Mickie's breakfast.

BUBBLE, I loved everything in our nice, clean Soda Shoppe.  Have to tell you that last Sunday was Grandparents Day in Mexico.  My Grandson, Daniel, who lives there called me.  We had a nice chat and I loved every minute of it.

I'm off to get Mickie her breakfast and mine too.  I'll try to get back later!  Enjoy your day, Everyone.  And I still plan to wish on "shooting stars"! Some of them have to be real!  They were there first!

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Another wet morning.  8 inches of rain last night in this area. Flooding all around.  Some children are missing when a car was swept off the road into a flooded creek.  Our house is OK but we are really wet.  More rain this afternoon.  It has been a very hard year to remain positive.

I hope all of you are well and safe.


Good morning everyone. Another good night and I had the bedroom window open for the first time in months for the night. I noticed one of the beautiful maple trees at the side of the parking lot has some leaves starting to change a tiny bit of color.

BUBBLE  I pray that meeting went well and now you can enjoy peace at last.

JANE  at first some would go outside and sit on their rollators or bring a folding chair  out. Now they no longer  do that. The witch must be happy now. She must like everyone being as miserable as she is.

AMY  I have always been a good sleeper getting my 8 hours a night. Think that is why I feel washed out when I do not get it.

JOY  if we had a nicer manager I think this place would not have all the rooms down om the first floor would not be locked up, like the library and the exercise room. Good thing the mail room and the laundry room have no doors.

JANE  glad to know it is Lloyd's computer and not him that is not working.

SHIRLEY  I am with you about politics or some that are in there just to get rich with bribes and graft. OOPS  did I say that? ;() At the end ot Wheel of Fortune there is something about it being filmed before the pandemic.

JANE  no rush about the carrot soup.

BUBBLE  love the graphics and the poems. Thanks.

I got those shooting stars, too. They sure get around.

AMY  crappy? groan    but true.

PHYLLIS  that was too much rain. Hope you stay out of any flooding. Glad my family all lives on hillws way above any water. This buildg is above any waterline, too.

Have a good day everyone and stay safe.

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Hello Again, Sorry for going missing again but this time it is both myself and my other half with our medical problems and Hospital appointments etc taking up all  our spare time !, firstly i must say sorry to Shirley, i have just noticed a PM from you Shirley, it is late i know but i will reply to you within the next day or two i promise, Lloyd, are you receiving my emails ? i have not had any messages from you for a while, hope all is well for both you and Nancy.
I did write a longer message, explaining why i had gone missing ! but unfortunately when i pressed
post it vanished, i know not where !.
                               Cheers to all.  Roley


Roley, so nice to see you here.  Yesterday, I had a phone call from LLOYD telling me that he is having computer problems.  Maybe he didn't get your message or maybe he just can't reply.  Have patience!

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Happy September Oneth,

Heavy rain "parked" over OKC area last night. Flooding in many areas but, fortunately, not in my neighborhood.  Very gloomy this morning and looks as if it could pour at any time.  Glad I have my errands done.

Shirley, Facebook pix of Leadville during the past two days show snow covering Mt. Elbert/Mt. Massive and some along the streets.  Not really too early but may affect the aspen color.

Same old same old in my little corner of the world.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Good afternoon from a much cooler and less smokey Colorado!  We have many white peaks here to view today😘 Not unusual, however I am NOT ready for the snow flakes to be falling yet😩🤣  The pictures from Leadville were sure pretty this morning, CALLIE😘

GLORIA, Son Mark spent the night near your daughter last night, in Kingman.  We just got the call from him that he has safely arrived in his new home in Palm Desert.  This mama is sure relieved that this part of the move is over and done safely. 

Megan, Jonah and the kitty cat will fly there on Thursday.  We found out last night that Megan's Dad is going to fly with her and we are so thankful. She flies into Ontario, so has a 70 mile drive to their new home.  Mark will park the van at the airport a couple of hours before she arrives as he flies off to Sacramento to pick up a rental truck to get their things out of storage and drive them down to Palm Desert.  That poor guy sure has a lot of driving and loading/Unloading to do.....this mama is trying not to be too stressed out as she follows along with him on this adventure.

Michele was called to her oncologists office yesterday.  She was scheduled to go in tomorrow.  They have her maintenance chemo plan ready, and she will start it tomorrow.  It is certainly more than we had hoped it would be, but we understand it is what they feel is necessary to keep her tumors away😩😢  She will have chemo treatments two times a month, just as before but hopefully they are smaller amounts that will not leave her so wiped out and feeling so sick.  They will  rescan her in 3 months to make sure this maintenance dosage is doing the job.  She posted this on FB this morning.....

"This is my fight! It was Chadwick's fight. It's been 5 years since diagnosis. Countless surgeries, ostomy bag for 9 months, 12 chemos, 3 years clear, recurrence, brain surgery, gamma knives, radiation treatment, 24 more chemos....going in today to find out how I keep my disease under control with maintenance chemo. You are NEVER too young! Get your colonoscopy if over 45. Listen to your body. Push your doctors if something doesn't seem right. Live your life like Chadwick did!  #livelikechadwick #nevertooyoung #colorectalcanceralliance #teammichelehardin #kickingrectalcancersass #nationofallies #livelikechadwick #notallsuperheroswearcapes #icandohardthings💪"

Thank you all for your much appreciated support, and I ask you to continue to pray for our loved one and all the rest of the souls that are struggling with their own fight to survive cancer🙏

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Lloyd Hammond

This is Nicole, Lloyd's granddaughter. He was having trouble with his computer, but I got fixed, so he will probably be back to "torment you again", in his words! Hope you all have a great day!


JENNY, STILL PRAYING for Michele and everyone!

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Lloyd Hammond

roley well grand daughter got me up and running again so hello good friend.
so sorry to here you and your sweetheart are having health issues. take care and get better soon. your friend's here in Missouri USA. try to get Skype up and running so we can chat face to face.



Well, it's been a busy and (kind of) productive day for me.  I got the tomatoes ready to make sauce for use in recipes and after cooking it down to the proper thickness, I ended up with 12 of the really small jelly jars.  It holds about a cupful...just about what I need in my meatloaf, etc. 

The weather here was absolutely gorgeous most of the day.  Mickie and I had some very nice walks.  It was 68º this morning when we made our first walk and the high was 75º.  I loved it!  No A/C all day!

Now I'm ready for some shuteye. I'm going to try to stay up until about 10:30 so I don't have to get up so early in the morning.  My son is going to lead me to the mechanic's place (it's out in the country) and we're going to drop off my car for inspection and an oil change tomorrow evening.  So I'll be stuck at home all day Thursday.  No big deal!  I stay home most days anyway.  I'm kind of planning to do the carrot soup again on Thursday.  I think I'll take tomorrow off from the canning and make some kind of casserole that I can eat every day for a week (except for the day I'll eat the carrot soup that doesn't fit in the jars. I also have some bills to pay and a couple phone calls to make and some office papers to shred.  I'm trying to get organized

LLOYD, I'm glad to hear you're back on line and back in the Soda Shoppe.  We all missed you but I had the chance to talk to you.  Isn't it nice to have grandkids who know how to do all this technical stuff?

Now I'm going to finish all the "before bed" things that need to be done before I can actually go to bed.  I remember one time the kids were all in bed and my husband and I were watching something on TV.  He said, It's getting late. Time to go to bed."  And he went to bed.  A half hour later, he came back out and said, "What the heck are you doing? It's been a half hour."  I was cleaning up the kitchen, locking the doors, turning off lights all over the house inside and out, emptying all the door knobs of hanging clothes, picking up shoes...I'm sure you all know the drill!  Well, here I go....

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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Me, too, heading to bed. Last cat fed & dish washed. Sons are going to be here tomorrow, one after he gets on work & the other one when ever he finds a chance to get away.

Everyone I talked to today had trouble sleeping last night. Cat got me up about 2:00am & I couldn't go back to sleep until after eating breakfast about 5 or 6 ... slept a couple hours & been at it slowly all day.  Just heard what sounds like a drone going "down the street" in the air. Always guessing it's Google doing their maps. I check the maps every now & then, to see what time of year they went through, if the RV was in the driveway. Haven't changed vehicles for quite a while, but over the years we always had an extra vehicle sitting out so could date the pictures.

Callie, I took a look at the snow on the mountains. The area my grandson is going to (Mt.Princeton..Salida/Buena Vista) had no snow on any of the cams. I can't believe I'm not going to be able to go to CO again, we'll see....

Jenny, Michele is an inspiration, can't believe what a strong person she has been. I would think all the doctors and nurses that take care of her must be impressed with her spirit. Know you will miss Jonah but for sure. you will enjoy going to visit. Andy just called, he is putting together all the stuff his son & girlfriend will need for their trip out. His daughter, husband & 2 kids are visiting a friend in CO Springs... so Andy sounded really sad that "HE wasn't going to get to go!"  We do love CO.  :smitten:

I know I was here early because we were making cracks about those shooting stars... and if anyone didn't know the inside joke, not sure who started it but the one that opened for me came from Amy. AND that's why I couldn't go back to sleep, I checked radar to see if okay for cats to go out & then e-mail & the funny that kept me awake. When I get videos they don't always open on my computer so if more than one person sends the same, I don't why one works & not another. My daughter keeps sending stuff with png or something like that, and I can't open. I don't know enough to know what I don't know. (understand?)

Off to bed.... off, anyway. :uglystupid2:  :crazy2:   Sweet dreams to all and God Bless.  Shirley


Hello Shirley.I posted off to you today a PM, hope this one arrives!, sorry for the late answer, hope i can find what you asked for ! :thumbup:

                                  Cheers.   Roley.


Good morning everyone...

Light rain here this morning...ground has been so dry here it is wicking up all the drops it can.

Yesterday was another fun day, Kyle stocked up on both chocolate and his Old Sharppe cheese. I picked up canning lids and eye of the round roast to can. Then on the way home stopped at a Mennonite road stand and picked up a quart of garlic.

Not sure what today will bring....have pickles to work on ,meat to can and cleaning to do....oh well some will get done others will just wait in line.

Roley, so good to see you. Hope you and the Mrs are feeling much better.

Lloyd, welcome back. Thank goodness you have help on hand to help fix your computer.

Jenny, I have said it before and will say it again Michele is one amazing lady . She doesn't give up and meets this with determination . What a spokes lady she is for others that may not have the strength to carry on. Kyle goes next month for his check up and one always worries..and pray for good news.

Shirley, we used to travel a lot when we had the trailer but those days are also gone. Loved going to different places, enjoying the sites, especially their museums.

Phyllis I hope they found the children . No control when rain or fire gets out of hand.:(

Gloria, on our trips we also noticed a lot of trees starting to get their colour.I hope we have a long lovely  fall but more like winter is going to set in.

Better get a move on.

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 Friends!  I've been up for some time just doing breakfast, dog walks, dog pills, and whatever! I've decided that today will be a "Goof Off" day for me.  I think Cooper will be here later and it's a rainy, cool day.  I can't think of a better reason for goofing off!

I have a bunch of odd jobs to do and I'll keep at it until they're finished but I'm not going to take on anything BIG today.  Just the usual stuff plus some phone calls and paying a couple of bills

I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing day! Make it your own in every way!  And whatever you do, share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!

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Good morning.  I had thought to have the oil changed on the car today but I am re-thinking that.  It is supposed to be very hot...94 deg...and more rain.  The oil change can wait until the weather is a little more comfortable.

I just heard on the morning news, Amy, that they haven't found the childrens' bodies yet.  The mother was released from the hospital and is back home.  She, and the whole family, must be devastated.

Stay safe, Everyone.



September 02, 2020, 03:22:35 PM #26 Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 03:24:06 PM by CallieOK
Good afternoon,

Shirley,  the pictures of Leadville were taken/posted by individuals.  I doubt that snow on streets/yards lasted very long.

As I posted elsewhere, the Plan du Jour was to have a leisurely day.  So far, the only leisurely thing I've done is sleep in.

Phone started ringing  (2 from a friend - the rest from numbers I didn't recognize so didn't answer - and of course, they all left long messages), HOA yard crew began mowing/trimming, trash truck rumbled by, HOA skylight inspectors clomped around on roof, etc. etc. 

I am SO ready for a change of scenery, a change of activities, and a change of subjects.  Doesn't look as if any of these will change any time soon.  >:(

Now I'll go pout in the corner until I can stop being grumpy.

Would send Everyfriend a hug but will have to do with an elbow-bump...and then go use sanitizer on the elbows.  :tickedoff:  :buck2:


Good Afternoon Everyone,
from the sunny and warm rocky
coast of Maine... 

I had my day out this morning,
for blood work and picking up
grocery's at the store that
takes my order on line and brings
it out to the car. 

I have had good luck doing this,
and either Kelly, or Kelly and I
pick it up after my errands are

We drove by the big park here
in the middle of Portland,  and there
are hundreds of people who are
sleeping on the ground there ..
(Living in the park) ...  Our
homeless people are in big
trouble because soon weather will
be too bad.... rain, snow, wind etc
and they have no place to live. 

It is tragic that here in the
good ole USA,  Covid is making it
almost impossible for the homeless
to find shelter from the elements
or care for the infirm and ill.   

This should not be happening  here in a
country.  We are not a poor nation or
a third world nation...  but our
government has forsaken us.  (IMHO) ... 

Hopefully the future will be
brighter ....  and change is
right around the corner... 

Peace to all
love Sandy

Sing like no one's listening.
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like nobody's watching, and
Live like it's heaven on earth.

Lloyd Hammond

September 02, 2020, 09:50:15 PM #28 Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 09:52:01 PM by Lloyd Hammond
Shirley thanks for the help with granddaughter getting us where we can post again.
Good Night and sweet dreams all.



Here I am again.  I said I was going to "goof off" today and I really tried to do that.  But jobs get jumping out and hollering "DO ME NOW!"  So I did a couple and then the rest of them got really miffed at being ignored for so long and they just cried and hollered and pestered me until I did some more and I never did get finished.  I told the rest of them to clam up and go back to their hiding place for the next time and I guess they got scared because I tossed so much stuff in the trash.  So they're lying in wait for the next time.

My car is at the garage waiting for attention tomorrow.  It has to be inspected and I know at least two things that need fixing.  And I told him it's also time for an oil change.  I have lots to keep me busy around here. 

I understand how all of you feel about being cooped up.  I walk my doggie every day and more and more people are coming out and standing 6 feet away for a little chat.  I'm sure glad we're not in a hurry because I enjoy the chats too. 

I'm off to see how many zzzzzs are hanging around my bed.  I really hope it's loaded down.  I need to get a good night's sleep.  And speaking of that....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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