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Soda Shoppe for September 15, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, September 15, 2020, 12:29:57 AM

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Good morning everyone, ounce again I have slep t  too lat e and  Yve tte will be here at 10 today. o  time to chat just wan ted to check in. Want  to ge t dressed before she is here so I bid you all a good day.

Stay safe and have a wonderful day.

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Lloyd Hammond

well glad to see you ladies. I am debating if I should tell the bad luck or not. Over the labor day weekend
when we were gone down south someone visited our shop and helped there self to a lot of our tools. amounts to several thousand $$$$ worth of tools and grinders. I walked around with and gave a list to sheriff's deputy. now the insurance CO wants us to go over and tell them how old and $$ gate for. a word of advice take a creamer and go around talking to it and open drawers doors to closet's and take pictures. my mind wasn't that good even when I was young. Have a good day.



Sorry about the break in, Lloyd. When our house was broken in a year or so after we had moved here, I did have a video of every room & anything worth while. I also made a list of the little things I didn't think worth much and discovered some of those little things the kids had given us when they were young had become "collectables" and worth more than new stuff! Bottom line was the things that mattered most and could not be replaced at all (like coins that came from France with my original immigrant great grandparents, and coins in a little leather pouch that was in my gr-father's pocket when he was hit by a train....) Dad had given me those things to pass on to my kids and they were gone in MY care. So, best wishes for whatever recovery you get and hope it is more than if you sold at an estate sale!  I did give the insurance agent the video I had made but know for a fact she never looked at it.... I had taped at the wrong speed.  :uglystupid2:


I wonder what's wrong with the Soda Shoppe? No one has been in here all day again.  Yesterday when no one came by, we gave it a thorough cleaning top to bottom and we made all new coffee, tea and soda mixes.  So nothing is stale and it sure as heck doesn't smell bad!

And I took a shower and washed my hair!  Did everyone else do that?

Today I made green tomato relish and it took a lot longer than the recipe said it would.  But I've used up a bunch of my green tomatoes and tomorrow, I'm going to make a batch of fried green tomatoes and that should be the last of the tomatoes. 

I don't know why I'm even writing this.  I guess no one is interested enough to come by and chat.

LLOYD, I'm so sorry about your break in and your loss.  I hope the compensation is enough that you can replace what you need.

I'm off to an early bed.  I'm really tired!  Good night my friends (if you hear me)  and God bless us, every one!

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I just lost my post and I do not have time to rewrite it.....darn.

Sorry LLOYD to read about your break in at your shop.  Shame on the ones responsible....I hope you get the items back and the,police catch whom ever did it.

SHIRLEY, it is even worse when someone steals personal items that are from loved ones. 

Early doctor appointments downtown at 8:30 AM so have to get to bed.

Pleasant dreams to all.

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


September 24, 2020, 02:18:59 AM #95 Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 02:37:36 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S...
... you do a wonderful job with your Soda Shoppe, it is clean and spotless, so dont worry it smells, it does not smell, and your teas and coffees are still fresh and hot, i am drinking one now at 7.30 am ( UK )

Jane, your Soda Shoppe is on a similar par to our N's B & Tackle, no posts since my post last night...It may have been that i did not shower or wash my hair..

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "


Good morning everyone, sorry I did not have time to spend here yesterday, that is what I got for sleeping so late 2 days in a row. Today I woke after 5 hours so here I am with my coffee in the SS as usual. I sure am not used to having anyone here at 10 am and it threw my day all off. It isn't often Yvette asks for a different time, think it is only the third time in the 3 years she has been coming here.

SHIRLEY  glad the epsom salts helped your knee, I was going to suggest the Hempvana pain cream. It sure helps my back. 5 days a week I get a good back massage with the Hempvava, I sent some to my daughter after she had surgery on her right thumb and it was just about useless-she could hardly move it and after a week she started to be able to move it and now it is OK.

LLOYD  sorry someone stole so many of your tools. Didn't someone do that  a few years ago? Hope  the police can find whoever did it to you. I remember the first time my oldest son and family went on a vacation and someone broke into their house, stole their TV and several other items. He had a burglar alarm system installed and never left the house with no one in it again. I used to go there to house sit and take care of their pets.

JANE  of course I am reading your post and the SS looks and smells wonderful, full of fall decorations that bring the smell of autumn in.
Let us know how the green tomato relish come out. ever had  that but I had the green tomato piccalilly my Mom made.

JACKIE  about the only place I post these days is here. Cannot sit here at the PC long anymore.

Looks like this is the end of the posts for now.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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Good morning,, Gloria, Jackie and Jennie.  Jennie was the real early bird this morning.

I am only just checking in as I have to get a move on.  I have to go for blood work this morning.  I didn't have to fast so I am eating a dish of cantaloupe just to hold me over.  I like to stop at McDonalds, as it is right next to the blood lab and I like their sausage, egg and cheese McMuffins.  I usually get a large glass of orange juice and bring it all home.  I only live about 5 or 6 minutes from where I go.  Makes it very convenient.

My DIL is picking me up about 8, so I don't have much time. I took a shower last night which will make it quicker getting ready.

Hope everyone will have a good and safe day.



Good morning everyone..

Another fantastic day in the making so the weather lady said on the news. Love these fall days. Birds have just about stripped the berries from the Mountain Ash tree.
we did get most of the garden in order, just have a wee bit left to do and then the 2 trugs can be placed in.  Delivered the Mountain ash tree 4' one to a friend along with some little one for her to plant. I got lucky at the grocery store they actually had pint jars and 3 cases came home with us.

Today is finish off the garden, I hope and pick up paint,dog food and home to work.

Jane, my neighbour sent over some pie, it is different than pumpkin but a nice pie. She agrees that it could of used more spice but was still good! When pulling out the old vine I tugged on one only to find out why it wasn't coming as TWO more crooked necks were still on the vine. They had been hidden in the currant bush and also out of sight from the frost.

Gloria, You must have needed the sleep or you wouldn't have been able to sleep that long. Seems we can go for so long then everything has to catch up.

Lloyd, I too am sorry for your loss. What about putting a  web cam up? One that only works on motion and see what it catches? Friends of ours have one set up in front of their home mainly to see the wild animals that come into their yard. A lot of hunters use them  on trails too.

Shirley, hope your knee is feeling better today. Do you wrap your knee in a cloth soaked in Epson salts?

Better get movin' here.

Enjoy your day everyone..stay safe.

Joy,good morning ,you tippy toed in on me! Hope your blood work goes well. We also like the McMuffins at Micky D's
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 24, 2020, 12:25:49 PM #99 Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 12:41:07 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S... now have two of us who are praising you up for how you are looking after your Soda Shoppe...Gloria and myself...

... the important thing is, is that you post...

... enjoy your meal after your blood work...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "


I'm always here, you just can't see me...I'm invisible! :thumbup: I visit here in most all the forums every day.  I get so confused by the time stamps on the posts. It will say "Today" and show 1:46 AM, or even a PM time from the day before???
Oh, well, so long as you all know I'm looking in!


Tomereader, the timestep reflects your time zone rather than the actual time the message was posted. This is why I see posts from the east US coast and other countries shown posted before 3 AM or earlier.

For example, my time zone is an hour behind Marilyne and eleven hours I believe, behind Bubble. So the time stamps on their posts I see, show according to my time and not theirs.


It is exactly 1:25 PM here in Dallas. The time stamp on my above post showed 6:13 PM (today)  It's about 5 hours off, is what's so confusing.  The time stamp on yours showed 6:20 PM.  Is it after 6:00 PM in Alaska right now? That still doesn't seem right. 


September 24, 2020, 02:46:03 PM #103 Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 03:08:57 PM by patricia19
No, that is not right. I posted at 10:20 AM. Your return post has a timestamp of 10:29 my time. You are three hours ahead of Alaska in your time zone.

You need to go into your site profile, look and Layout page, and check your time zone listed. You may have to use the drop-down list and find the one that more accurately reflects your time. Quick Edit, remember after selecting your time zone to scroll to the bottom right of the page and click the change profile button!

For example, my time zone I've selected is AKDT or Alaska District time zone. It coincides with my correct time.


Another day drawing to an end. We did get a lot done, garden is almost finished ,the 2 new trugs have been set in and tarps down . Just need to pick up more tarps tomorrow to finish off the back area. While out in the beautiful weather we saw geese, flying high heading south. Seems early but then they may know something we don't.

Pastry is made ,just have throw an apple pie together but that may be tomorrows jobs. Kyle has finished painting the garage floors twice now ,that is another job by the way side. Little by little the jobs are coming to an end.

Crow is telling me he didn't get enough food so I will give him a bit more..

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


Hey Everyfrien!  It's nice to see the gathering today...especially Jackie/Vanilla.  You don't come by here very often.  Thanks for the good comments on the cleaning job.  I just thought it might need a little something. 

I made a batch of fried green tomatoes in time for lunch.  I ate four slices for my lunch and I have lots more.  I'll be able to enjoy them for a couple meals to come.  I also printed a recipe for Green Tomato Salsa.  Frankie's been talking about that and I'm pretty sure she won't get around to making it so maybe I'll make her some tomorrow.  I still have a couple of tomatoes out there that are trying to ripen and this is supposed to be a warmer week so I'm going to give them some time.

I was going to make a quick trip to the Mennonite market today but I didn't make it.  Maybe tomorrow.  I don't need much but I like to see what they have.  I have stuff put together for cole slaw and I'm going to make the dressing in time for supper.  But first I have to make dog food.  So I'm off to do that!

I hope you are all having a great day! 

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Good Afternoon,

Personally, I don't find my life boring or tedious and I'm not in a dither about "the way things are" so I really don't feel I fit into the conversations about those or canning and cooking and gardening and dogs and running around, etc.

I suppose I should be more upset about Miss Emily barely missing being affected by Beta but she made it home safely from a planned weekend with sorority sisters on the beach in Galveston so.....
She had flown to Houston last Friday morning to meet the friends and go to an Air B&B in Galveston - coming home on Monday.  They did get to enjoy the sun and sand on Saturday but, obviously, had to leave on Sunday.  Fortunately, she was able to switch her Monday flight to the same time on Sunday.

Enjoyed a "dinner date" with #2 son last night.  I served "freezer fallout" and had enough to offer dil when she came by after her mani/pedi.  It had been quite a while since I'd had a chance to visit with her.

This is "Office Day" to catch up on e-mails, work on photo album and type up some recipes for slow cooker meals that son wants.  He is The Cook at their house but she is working from home so would be able to turn on the slow cooker at her lunch break and save him from having to prepare a meal from scratch when he gets home from work.  He continues to be swamped with big budget Landscape Design projects; the company thinks that people who had planned to travel are spending that money on making their back yards a Place To Be.

"Shopper" just called to say my grocery delivery is on its way.  Off to open the garage door so she can bring the sacks into the kitchen.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


Callie, I am with you as I don't find life boring or tedious. Too many things to do here now some I want to do while others well...they will eventually get done.

I am glad Miss Emily  made it home matter how old they are we always worry about our children and grandbabies.

Dinner date sounds perfect and a win win for all. Freezer fallout always hits the spot as all the flavours mingle.

Jane, I forgot to tell you about the two hidden squash. Last night around 8 pm I thought of the squash that didn;t get into the house,not wanting them to freeze I thought I would go get them. I had let the dogs out for their nightly run and went to bring them in. I was in my pjs but it was dark, just a wee bit of light shone where I was to go. Movement over by the fence caught my eye and there were the two dogs and the neighbour!!!
 Grabbed the two squash and headed for the house! I will certainly look if there should be a next time. Kyle of course had a good laugh. /color]
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 don't find life boring or tedious either.  And I don't find the postings by others who don't do the things I do, boring or tedious.  In fact, I find it particularly interesting to learn what kind of things others do and sometimes I wonder if I could find the talent or the patience to do some of those things.  That's part of why I "gripe" when people don't post.  There is such a variety of living being done by the people who frequent this place that I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have it.

Now, both dogs are barking and it's time to take them for their walks.  This is the one I do separately.  I can't handle both of them at once any farther than the mail box 3 houses down the street.

They're driving me nuts and I think I was already half way there.

CALLIE, I'm glad Miss Emily is home safe.  But I still worry about my granddaughter and her husband who live in Houston.

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September 24, 2020, 05:55:39 PM #109 Last Edit: September 24, 2020, 06:00:00 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S... long as they dont drive you " up the wall " or  take you " around the bend, " you will be as sane as the rest of us...

" look after our planet, it is the only one we have "

Lloyd Hammond

well Nancy is finishing the last in the little pies in the deep fryer. we take the large caned biscuits. I role them out thin. we put cherry pie filling on half and fold them over and take a fork and go around the edges of them with the tines to seal them. and fry them in the deep fat fryer. we also cooked a few with fried apple's in them. I may not be back this evening. if so will see you all tomorrow.



Jane, for all the years I was married to a "Southerner" that loved fried green tomatoes, I never EVER tasted or saw how they were cooked. He tried to explain one time, best he knew how his mother fixed them. After cleaning up that mess I suggested "if you ever want them again you can ask your Mama to fix them!"  Had to be a cast iron skillet, Crisco (I had no idea where you got lard)... sliced the green tomatoes & rolled them in corn meal. It stuck to the skillet so bad I considered throwing skillet away, but didn't. His mother never fixed them all the years we visited so I really don't know what they are supposed to look like. Not that I ever intend frying them, just curious how YOU fix them.  Please & Thanks...

I spent most of the afternoon trying to soak my driving knee but had to go to the store & get more Epsom salt first!  Just came up from feeding the fish and the soak didn't help. I put Hempvana on this morning, Gloria, didn't help, and now the other knee is sympathizing along with the sciatic nerve so need to try some stretches. If y'all hear yelling it only me.

My daughter headed back to MO this morning and called at her stop to say some of the trees are showing a little color already (she's been here a week). I fully intend driving to my fav spot at Truman Lake & on through Sedalia to put fall flowers on Mom & Dad's graves. Most years I make 2 trips back so take fresh cut mums the first time, Mom loved fresh flowers, and then artificial for the winter. But I gotta get this knee fixed to drive.  :tickedoff:  :(

It is hot here right now but cool nights so tolerable. Supposed to turn colder next week so fish will be going to deeper water. Great grands are coming to see them tomorrow evening and since they are actually going to school & day care/ pre school, the parents don't want them to come inside so I will open the big gate & they can come through the back yard and each take a walking stick, I keep plenty on hand because it helps the uneven ground. I don't know how to resize a video to show. When Jack from West VA used to post, he knew how & tried to explain but I never got the hang of it. I will take a camera to capture the greats feeding the fish & will sneak in a couple if Bubble will help resize for me.

May not get back before bedtime. I still haven't had supper & it's getting dark. I have the trash dumpster out to the street for early pick up, cats haven't had their evening meals... I have been feeling so sorry because Tom looks so thin, but after him leaving a partial eaten  critter at the sliding door this morning and then throwing up the rest of that critter along with his breakfast ... all over the floor in the kitchen... I'm not feeling sorry for him anymore. He's been wanting to stay out these cool nights & probably hunting & running the whole time. They are feral and I knew when we adopted them they never give up the desire to run free. Poor old LaurenKat went into mourning when we kept her in one time. Told Cas I'd never do that again to a feral animal. They don't mind when we're in the RV, but it is a challenge to protect them & we lost with old LaurenKat, I still feel bad she got away out in CO.

Okay, shut up, Shirley... Sweet dreams & God Bless.


SHIRLEY, I sent you the directions for making fried green tomatoes like my
Gramma and Mom used to make them, only easier.

JACKIE, the doggies stop driving me crazy when I take them out so maybe I'll survive.

AMY, my first foray with Mickie in the morning is usually in my PJs and I try to stay back where the cars on the road won't see me.  Sometimes it works!

Now I'm going to take Mickie out one last time and get ready for bed.  I didn't think I did enough to get this tired today but I guess I must have.  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

Good Morning everyone. well I had a pretty good night's rest. Hope you all did also. see you all after while, I will check back after while.



Good morning everyone..

We had a nice gentle rain during the night .Meeting up with friends early this morning to exchange goodies we have bought for each other. She is bringing me much needed black elastic for the masks. Then home to make the apple pie and can carrots.

Lloyd, enjoy the hand pies.

Jane, We took a squash to a friend yesterday and when she saw the size could only say OH MY!!! I had sent her this site and she is going to cook it the way Fred did.

Better get my street clothes on.

Take care and 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


September 25, 2020, 08:22:42 AM #115 Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 08:25:28 AM by JaneS
Good Morning my frineds!  It's almost time for the boinger to go off for Mickie's breakfast....mine too.  So this will be short!

AMY, I guess your friend isn't going to make pies out of the crook neck pumpkin.  And it sounds like Farmer Fred doesn't do that either because he never mentioned it.  Cooking the pumpkin in the oven seems a lot easier but I wonder how it would be in pies? I think I'll stick with my way of cooking them for pies.  That's basically what I use them for and what my family uses them for.

I got up to 54ยบ this morning heading for a high of 80.  Not too bad after what we had last week.  I might get a few more red tomatoes. 

My plan for today is a quick trip to Davy's (the Mennonite store) and then back home to do a little cleaning and a little cooking and a lot of eating!  Sounds like a good day to me!

I wish the same for all of you!  Enjoy your day! Make it your own!

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What is left of Hurricane Beta is coming through NC today.  No wind but lots of rain so it is a dark and dreary day.  No plans for going any where so I'll just stay here where it is warm and dry.

The hand pies sound good, Lloyd, and I've already added the canned biscuits and cherry pie mix to the next grocery list. 

I have a pkg. of stew beef in the freezer and think I might get that out and put it in the slow cooker.  A pot of Beef Stew sounds good to me today.

Take care, All.


September 25, 2020, 02:08:15 PM #117 Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 02:10:06 PM by Denver
A Good Friday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND.  It sure is a pretty morning here.  We are to break another temperature record many of those lately.  One of our awful forests fires here in the state is completely under control FINALLY.  They sure have been awful. 

We had our yearly physicals yesterday and everything is good....we both need more exercise.....that was a given, but our bloodwork numbers are fantastic! Sure glad to have that over and done.  Now I have all kinds of tests I am do for...mamo, dexascan, colonoscopy etc.  UGH! We both got our flu shots.  Onward and upward. 

I sure hope I will be careful today and not do the dumb thing I did the other night and go back yo look at a post and loose this one....SAVING THIS RIGHT NOW!

PHYLLIS, sure glad Beta is not giving you any more grief than rain.  We sure could use some of that rain out here in the West.  Stew sounds delicious....enjoy.

JANE, I hope the trip to Davy's is successful and I sure like the thought of you eating and enjoying all the good food you make.

AMY, enjoy the day you have planned. 

LLOYD, your hand pies you are making sure sound good. 

OK I have done it little finger slip up and off to another page and now most of my post is gone.  GURRRR.

I guess I can not be trusted, so I am going to post this before I do it again😩😩. Clearly, my post was much too long anyway.....but I lost a lot of comment to most of you and for that I am sorry😢😢
Enjoy the rest of your day,  EVERYFRIEND.

"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


Hello Everyfriend!  Today was a good day!  I had nothing really planned except a trip to Davy's and I did that.  A lot of other chores poked up their heads and demanded attention and I took care of lots of things that I had almost forgotten. 

I also did a load of towels and one of throw rugs and put them all back where they belonged.  Took both doggies for on nice long walk and a short one around noon or so.  I changed my summer flags outside for Autumn ones and now I'm in sync with the seasons. 

I guess it will soon be time to change the closets around and put the summer clothes away and get out the winter ones.  I'm not looking forward to ice and snow!  I know some of you prefer the winter but I could live with Spring or Fall year round!

Now I'm heading for the haystack.  I hear it's loaded with zzzzzs and I need to collect a few!  Tomorrow, I'm making Frankie some green tomato salsa.  She asked if she could have some of the green tomatoes and when I asked her how many she needed, it turned out she didn't even have a recipe.  She just had it and enjoyed it somewhere she was.  So I found a recipe and I'm making her some 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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Lloyd Hammond

well It is time for me to wish you all good Night and sweet dreams shot and Pill time , see you all tomorrow.