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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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I hope the weather and temps. are as nice where you all live as they are here this morning.  Blessed relief!  I'm loving it!

Have a safe and wonderful weekend.

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. It is 71 and raining- thunder boomers. hard and light back and fourth. lot of thunder. Nancy went down to the Lake of the ozarks with the kids,I have that headache so I stayed home and it is just as well fishing would not be good.Hope you all have a good day.


Lloyd Hammond

well I have been a busy boy today went to town to parts shop and got new rear door shocks for the rear door (tailgate) and installed them so now it works like it should,to open and shut.wore this old man out. thinki will go get a bite to eat and take a nap.



Another day is disappearing on me.
managed to get laundry all done. The dogs bedding did get a bit of rain on but nothing to worry about. Couldn't stand the kitchen floor with all the canning pickling dibs and dabs on it so now it is clean. Ready for the next go which will be beets.

Jane, wish we were closer ,my friend daughter did find jars for me. Never can I remember a shortage of jars and pickling supplies.

Lloyd, that is quite a job to do! No wonder you're tired. Nice now it will work as it should for you and Nancy.

Better go tidy up the kitchen...again..
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


September 05, 2020, 05:23:14 PM #64 Last Edit: September 05, 2020, 11:43:23 PM by Denver
A super good afternoon to EVERYFRIEND 💐

We are packing up to head to Arizona tomorrow.  We did not plan to go until Tuesday, but with the holiday Monday and a storm that is coming to Colorado on Tuesday with the word "snow" in it, we thought it best to just get moving.  Also, my dad is not sounding that well, so I want to get there ASAP to see him.

LLOYD, sounds like you made a good choice to just stay at home.  I loved seeing the picture of Nancy with her sunflowers....wow, those things look like trees they are so tall!

GLORIA, the spaghetti sauce you and Yvette made sounds so good.  I know you will sure enjoy that later in the winter. 

We just broke another record temperature here again today...101* This will go down as the longest streak of temperatures in the 90's ever.  There are breaking high temperatures all over the SW this weekend.   Today the high in Palm Desert was 122*   YIKES....

People are asking for canning containers all over this area as well, so it seems to be nation wide.  Many are commenting that the tomatoes are just not ripening as fast this year and now, as I said before there are récord low temps due this coming Monday night into Tuesday....cRaZy cRaZy weather🤪🤪

PHYLLIS, we had a few shortages of some meat here in the past but now it seems pretty much everything is back in stock....also bread, as you said, but that is back now too. 

So sorry to read that your computer failed on you, BUBBLE.  I do hope it will not be too long before you are up and running again.

I hope the day is going well for all of you.


Lloyd Hammond

we sure never got much rain compared to the thunder,just 4 tenths, sun is out bright and hot 90º now,that Is supposed to be the high for the day. hope that is correct is to hot to work any more out side today. hope you all are having a better day. Mine has been alright but I am sure finished out side today.



Jenny ,

Are you and Bob planning on living
in Sun City Az permanently or
is this a place to escape to during
the Winter?   

I noticed that the temperatures
are very high there today...

Is this going to be just a winter
retreat ?


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

good Night and sweet dreams, time to take my nightly insulin shot and pills go to bed Hope to see you all tomorrow in good health and spirits.



Well, it was a beautiful day here today.  I actually had to put on a sweatshirt when I took Mickie out the first time and I kept it on until after we walked following breakfast.  The rest of the day was perfect for just a tee shirt.

I got the tomatoes ready for the vegetable soup today and instead of canning them I put them in yogurt containers and put them in the freezer.  I sure home there are jars by the time the rest of my tomatoes get ripe!  They are sure slow ripening this year.  My son says it's because we had such a dry summer but was out there watering them every nite that we didn't have rain and my water bill proves it.  I suppose he's right though and the dry weather did have something to do with not ripening as fast.

I'll need jars for the veggie soup, too.  Cathy brought me one more today.  I have them all searching their cupboards for jars.

JENNY, it sounds to me like your house might be an escape from the now and cold.  But I don't think you'd leave the area totally because of your lovely family being there.  So I'm guessing it's an escape from the cold Colorado Winters.  I hope you find your Dad in good health.  You are so lucky to have him so long!

PHYLLIS, enjoy the nice weather for now.  We still have Indian Summer to go through and I've seen some pretty hot weather during those days.  I've also seen some really gorgeous days of Indian Summer.

AMY, I don't think I've ever seen such a shortage of jars either.  I think I've been looking for the for about a month now with no luck!  My biggest bonanza was the ones I got from my DIL.  And I've given everyone the word, "If I gave you something in jar, and you're not using the jar, PLEASE let me have it back!  I got a few that way!

Lots of people missing today!  Must be out enjoying the nice weather!

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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September 05, 2020, 11:41:21 PM #69 Last Edit: September 05, 2020, 11:45:56 PM by Denver
Yes, SANDY and JANE, the
condo purchase in Arizona is a winter retreat, not a permanent move at this time 😘  With any luck at all it will give me some extra time with my Dad as well.  He definitely is going down hill and I just hope we have some precious time together.  If all goes well we should be moved in by the end of October.


September 06, 2020, 06:33:18 AM #70 Last Edit: September 06, 2020, 07:10:35 AM by roley Reason: latest info.
G'morning All. Well, here we are back again with the 'Bald Explorer for those who enjoy his 'Armchair Walks' hope you enjoy this one Gloria, it's all on flat ground and no steps ! enjoy.
 PS...                                        Cheerio.  Roley. :thumbup:
The Cathhedral was built between  1175-1490.  The 'Alms Houses' also  Date from  1175-1490.


Good morning everyone.

Foggy here this morning with a temp of 37° F at the moment with a high of 67° F

Today is a day of rest..other than cooking meals and I should bake some cookies. Nary a cookie to dip in a glass of milk here!

Jenny, being closer to your Dad will make you feel a lot better. You may just be the medicine he needs. Safe travels for you and Bob.

Jane, forgot to tell you. One pumpkin/squash is getting THAT big it is splitting its skin!! Think I will pick that one and see how it is. Lots in the garden, some a butter yellow and others are still a bit green.

Gloria, I too love this weather..soon we will be putting on the odd fire just to take the chill out of the house. Love the smell of the first fire.

Callie and Joy hope you both are well.

Roley, once again thank you for the "stroll" Hope you and the Mrs are keeping well in this trying time.

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


I'm up and attem this morning.  Slept better again last night.  I only woke up once around 4 a.m. and went right back to sleep.  The temp was 54º when I got up.  It's up to 57 right now and heading for a high of just 80 degrees. 

I have a load of laundry in the washer.  I decided today was the day to change the bed since Frankie is coming over later to give Cooper a bath and while she's at it, she's giving Mickie one too.  Seemed like a good day to wash the sheets.

That's the first thing for today.  I'm hoping to watch the church service from my church on my computer later and then I'm going to try to cook a decent meal.  Frankie said she'd probably be here around 4:30 or so and I'm hoping she'll stay for supper. 

That's all that's planned.  I'll deal with whatever crops up as it crops up.  I'm sure I'll have a few more papers to shred and some straightening up to do.  There's always straightening up.  I wonder who comes in here and makes these messes?

I hope you all have a lovely day!
Make it your own in every way!
And don't forget to share it with your friends here in the Soda Shoppe.  We miss you when you're not around!

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Lloyd Hammond

JaneS well you all beat me also peter and his friends on there walk. I just got up I also had a good sleep. I am going to go fix some oatmeal, and start my day. Nancy and daughter are cumming home today. I sure miss her. setting there watching TV and turn to make a comment on what is going on and No Nancy there. will be good to get back to normal. Have a great day everyone.


Lloyd Hammond

I am back for another comment. this thing dose not do like it used to. dose not go back to where I was I have to scroll through several days to get where I can post. you all are worth it any way. i am setting here watching the humming bird feeder. the old one sprang a leak and would go dry in a short time. So Nancy bought a new one, the Main body of it is red the took a while to trust it but are eating at it regular now. is lot of enjoyment. if you do not have one and are where you can have one i say do so.



Good morning everyone. I did nothing yesterday and I think today will be the same. Even with the beautiful cooler temperature I just could not get the energy to go out and enjoy it. I know I did too much this past week and being on my feet too long but I could not let all those tomatoes go to waste. Yvette never did anything like that so it was all new to her. With Labor day Monday she has the day off and boy I miss her on the weekends so Monday will be torture. About all I did yesterday was come here in the morning and then lay on the couch watching the tube or dozing all day. I think today will be a repeat of it. I even cut my daughter off on Skype yesterday, never did that before.

PETER  once I post this I will go for your walk. Flat ground will be all I could do right now with a lot of sitting on my rollator to rest a bit.

Have a good day everyone and stay safe.

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PETER  I would have loved seeing the inside of tha t beau tiful Cathedral. Beautil area. Thankk you once again.

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It is a windy & hot Sunday....you would not believe how the trees are whipping around and can almost see the moisture pulling out of the ground. BUT we are to get much cooler next week so all weather guessers are saying!

Want to thank you for the links, Peter, I did watch both and thoroughly enjoyed each!

Okay, thought for the day. Remember that I believe in Pollyanna, that we must find something good in every situation. FINALLY found a positive with this virus. When wearing masks nobody sees the wrinkles!!!

On that great thought I am off to take a nap, been to church, breakfast in the park with 7 of the family, added a couple chlorine tabs to the pool floater & gonna find those zzzzzzzzs Jane looks for. Have a Super Sunday.  Safe driving, Jenny.


Hi, all!  Well, I did three Churches on-line this morning.  Baptist (almost); United Methodist and Presbyterian.  Enjoyed all, but preferred the Presby sermon this time. 
Yesterday watched the "so-called Kentucky Derby" which is usually my favorite sporting event.  But with no spectators with outrageous hats, and noise from the crowd, it was very boring.  None of the horses I picked finished well. Ho Hum!
Amy, do you ever pickle Okra?  I know okra is predominantly a Southern thing, so maybe you don't have it there, or care for it.  I love pickled okra, also fried okra and okra gumbo. 
I'm loving hearing about the cooler temps in some of your areas.  Bet it's gonna be a long while before they get into Texas.
Glad some of you are celebrating LaborDay with family meal together! Hope all those travelling the highways this weekend will be safe.


Tomereader, I am not sure if it is here but will look next time I am in a grocery store. Is it good? What can you compare it to in taste?

Shirley,  :2funny:  that does work. Also I told a cashier when people are giving her a hard time about products ,stick your tongue out at them. Masks are good for cover ups.

For a restful day, I am tired. Did get the cookies made and that was it. Tomorrow may bring more energy to tackle the gardens out front and bag up tree limbs for the dump.
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


Today was an absolutely GORGEOUS day!  No matter when I went out it was comfortable, breezy and beautiful!  More PLEASE!

Frankie did come and give both doggies baths and we walked them together.  She stayed for supper.  We had pork chops, green beans and taters.  Cookies for dessert (not homemade - Girls Scout ones from the freezer.  We went out and checked for tomatoes together.  She found 3 I would have missed.  I told her that's her permanent job now.  It pays well....free tomatoes to take home!  She agreed!

Mostly, I did odd jobs today.  And they made me tired!  My plan is to go to bed early and see what tomorrow brings.  I already know one thing it's bringing.  We've had a drive-in here called THE FENCE for a lot of years (I used to go there on high school dates) and it's been our family job to help them open by gathering there for my birthday in April.  We didn't do that this year because they weren't open.  They are now so Cathy, her husband Craig and I are going there for a meal tomorrow!  I'm excited because I just told someone that I guess I wasn't going to get there this year!

I'm about ready to call it a day and spend the rest of the evening "goofing off".  I think I deserve it!  Well, even if I don't that's what I'm gonna do!

AMY, almost forgot to tell you daughter Christy who lives in Maryland has crook neck pumpkins starting to ripen.  She says one is just about ready to go and 3 more are following.  So I won't have to buy any this year.  She's coming up on the weekend closest to Frankie's birthday 9/19 and she's bringing me one!  And she said if Cindy needs us to send one, she'll do it.  So I guess we're good for pumpkins!

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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Lloyd Hammond

 Shirley eat more and get fat, the extra fat will pull down on your chin and will pull the wrinkles out of your face HA HA HA


Lloyd Hammond


Good morning everyone..

Woke to rain and I think it will continue most of the day here.
 Warmer this morning with a temp of 60°. No working outside
 unless it dried up .

Heard fireworks go off last in the distance but none close enough to scare Babe..hope tonight is the same. Thunder earlier this morning put her on the run.

Today will be a catch up day on chores that are waiting patiently waiting to get done. Just may be their lucky day to get done.....maybe :)

Jane, my neighbours a,family and friends are going to be blessed with this harvest too! Enjoy your day out with Cathy and Craig.

Better get ready to meet 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


Well, this has been quite a morning!  I had no trouble finding my way to S&F and I could read anything I wanted to but I couldn't post!  It turned out, I had to redo my password before I could post and here I am.

And while all this was going on, my smoke alarms decided to to holler at me and tell me they had detected smoke and I needed to evacuate.  Since nothing was turned on except a few lights, the water in the shower and the computer, and I didn't smell any smoke, I dragged a stool over and turned one of the off.  The rest followed.  But I wasn't finished with this.  They did it 4 more times before they decide to shut up.  I'm going to call the guy who installed them, later and ask him to explain.  If that had happened in the middle of the night, it would have scared the (you know what) out of me! 

Now I'm afraid to turn anything on!

Mickie and I had our walk and I didn't see anyone out staring at my house when we returned.  And they haven't gone off for a while so maybe we're ok for now.

I think I'll go try to unclog my ears.  Have a great day Everyfriend!

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September 07, 2020, 12:40:55 PM #85 Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 12:48:43 PM by Shirley
Jane, I was here earlier & didn't leave a message so don't know if I would have needed to sign in but sure did this time!  Good thing I remembered my password because Bubble is still missing I guess & she was the one that bailed me out last time. Does your smoke alarms have battery back up, maybe they are telling you to replace?  Mine aren't connected to power, just battery, & they only beep when needing to be replaced. First time they needed to be replaced after Cas died I found the one by the kitchen back door & one in hall to bedrooms, but kept hearing one all night & day but couldn't tell where the sound was until in the basement and discovered one right under the hall one in the furnace area! Had a couple days of that battery dying before I found the detector, thought I was hearing things!

This LABOR Day has worn me out. Decided I had to take on those spiders that love to make webs all over the outside of houses along the river. Oh, MY! Looked like Halloween gone amuck. I use the Hoover Spirit & after all done, take the crevice piece off, spray spider killer down the hose & leave it outside until I'm sure spiders are all dead, take the bag out & put in the dumpster without bringing into the house. I do not like spiders. I kept seeing wasps or mud daubers or yellow jackets, no idea what they are but give them plenty of respect... they were searching the cluster of webs for live spiders, I think.... & got one in the sweeper, so am giving it plenty of time to expire. On top of that I noticed a big wasp nest, not mud dauber type, see lots of them, anyway, grabbed the wasp spray to make sure nothing alive in it before taking the long sweeper arm to knock it down. OOPS... wasps started falling out of it like water, had no idea they all nested together like that! I kept spraying at the nest & the ones on the ground but decided I'd better boogie into the house because some were flying around & I figured not too happy with my intrusion.  I fixed myself a Coke & ate a Twinkie, not my usual drink with a Twinkie but kind of shook up & also tired. Maybe a nap... move over, Jane, I need some zzzzzzzzzzzzzs.

I feel buggy but don't want to take a shower until later, after I clean the pool. Last night I discovered the wind had dumped so many of the locust leaves off the tree next door that the basket in the skimmer was totally full so water couldn't go through & fill the lines, but pump was still running because I couldn't pull the basket out without turning the pump off. Oh, the joys of a pool! NOT!  Anyway, because the wind was still blowing I left the pump off & have not turned it on today because the trees are doing the fastest jitterbug you ever saw. Not a swing & sway but absolutely bouncing! Don't want to have to replace that pump. I am looking forward to having the cover put on for the winter, but can't do that until late Oct or early Nov... before the first hard freeze. Then I get the winter off! Such is life in Kansas!

Sure wish you girls had been around when I was giving bushel baskets full of jars away. I think I still have 2 cartons minus 2 or 3, of the 1976 Ball quarts that have the Liberty Bell on them. I made what my mother called "chow-chow" from a recipe I got from a neighbor. She had given me a small jar of it & memories flooded back of exactly like Mother used to make. It was a year we had a garden full of green tomatoes the neighbors were fighting over when I made them an offer of "pick all you want" at the end of the season. One neighbor put a couple old doors on saw horses in her basement & picked the ones starting to ripen & said they kept until Christmas, fully ripe as they ate. The others wanted the green to fry or can, that is why the neighbor thought to share her chow chow with me, to show me why she wanted green tomatoes. I had to buy peppers, celery & so much stuff, besides the canning jars... and after doing what she said to can them, chickened out & we only used what I had put in the frig & what I gave my brother & sister. If they ate it, I never knew!

Anyway, I emptied  all the jars back into the garden & it got tilled under. I saved those jars. End of my canning & last year of a garden since we moved that year. I used to save all the Miracle Whip jars & some of the neighbors wanted them, not sure if for canning or what. Then when we went to move I gave away so much it was sad, just didn't want to move anything extra. We had an acre of ground & Cas had an Allis Chalmer mower & tiller that he loved, the garden got bigger every year. No place for even one tomato plant at this house.

No, can't fill that pool in without cracking out the bottom (mold) and with concrete covering all the ground around the pool, up to foundation of house, it would be extremely hot with no cold water to tame it down. That water stays nice & cool all summer because of the sand & river bed so near. When we bought the house it had a cover like a dome of green fiberglass the original owners had put up for winter, heater for the water & kept it running all winter with big pots of geraniums every few feet since the steam from water kept them gorgeous all season. The owners had a house in AZ for the winter so their friend across the street had a key to the house to swim every day & keep an eye on things. Pool service took care of pool & property managers took care of house & maintenance. The neighbor told me about this.

Anyway, we were always doing our own work so kept it up & now I'm losing interest, getting too old. All about making choices, isn't it? These days you can't hire anyone to do any work around the house or in the house... not at $20. an hour, anyway. I insist on paying my kids more than that when they do anything for me, tell them "they are the ones doing & I appreciate, won't let them know if I need help if they won't let me pay." I do have a gr-son & his girlfriend that are still in college (he's back for his Master's) & they like the $20 an hour because I always give a bonus for speedy work <smile>.

And that's my tale for today. Work-work-work on this Labor Day. Lunch time & that nap, then back out to check on those wasps & spider webs. Want to feed the fish early, am anxious for the cool weather so I can take the weed whip down & clean off those monster weeds, I see so many different kinds, along with sunflowers & other blooming stuff... and lots of monarch butterflies winging through. That little fox was so hungry it came to eat as I fed the fish. I talked quietly to it & hope is won't be so shy. They really are small critters (I'm used to big dogs, German Shepherds & now the youngest son's Great Danes). Anyway, the woods & critters are my excuse for staying here. Shirley


Hello Everyfriend!  Dinner at the Fence was great!  They have picnic tables outside and it's right on the bank of the Susquehanna River.  There was a nice breeze and the river was sparkling.  The company was the best and the food was good.

SHIRLEY, these smoke detectors are new and they just put them in around March of this year.  They don't have batteries but they do have a button where you can turn them off.  I had the one closest to the kitchen go off once but there was smoke.  I forgot about the pan on the stove.  But that one stopped when the ceiling fans took over.  This was ALL of them at once and for no obvious reason.  And they don't just beep like the old ones did.  They SCREEEEEEEEECH!  Even a hearing-impaired person would hear them!

I didn't call Andy today because it was a holiday and they did stop.  But I'm calling him tomorrow and find out what to do if it happens again.  There didn't seem to be a reason.  There was no smoke and the only things running were a couple of ceiling lights and the shower.  Even the coffee pot was off.  And the house is still standing.

I'm just about finished for the day!  I hope you all had a good one and that tomorrow is just as good or even better!  Sleep peacefully and may God bless us, every one!

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Good morning everyone, could not get in yesterday. Even signing in would not work. Did not accept my password but this morning I signed in and it was acepted.  Wonder what is going on now. 
I think my body has now had enough rest after being on my feet so much last week. I sure didn't do much but sleep over the long week end. Then around 2:30 during the very early hours this morning I was awakened with flashing lights. The rescue  ambulance was here. I really hate to see that here especially at night.

That is all my news so now I think I will have breakfast and then get into the shower.

Have a  good day and stay safe.

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Good morning everyone..

No rain, at least not yet. We are taking Babe to the vet to get her needles and her allergies dealt with this morning. This is a one hour drive away with nice scenery on the way.

Shirley, you can make a bundle if you had all those jars now. You just can't find any anywhere here in town. I just got lucky with my friends daughter finding them  for me.

Jane the steam from the shower may have set the alarms off. Sounds like the perfect picnic you had..

Gloria, wondered where you were. Happy to see you got in today. I think all is fixed now with the site.

Lloyd, Joy and Callie are now missing.

Better get ready, will put a harness on Babe so she doesn't slip her collar.

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!  It was 58º when I got up this morning!  And the high is only supposed to be in the high 70s. 

AMY, the fan was on in the bathroom and the shower has never set them off before, even when I forgot the fan. Have a safe trip to the Vet. today and enjoy the scenery on the way!

I have nothing planned today except for a few phone calls and maybe a quick trip to Davy's later on.  Frankie is off today and she usually stops by for a visit on her day off. 

The boinger is going for Mickie's breakfast so I'll wish you all a good day.  Make it your own in every way!  And don't forget to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!  We miss you when we don't "see" you every day!

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