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Soda Shoppe for October 1, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, October 01, 2020, 12:05:29 AM

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Amy

Good morning everyone...

Tad chilly here this morning 36° out there at the moment going to a high of 50 during the day.

Beets, laundry and more potatoes are on the job list today. Neighbour called and she had a box about 20 + lbs of tiny potatoes and didn't want them, so home they came with us. We had a good feast of them last night and will can the rest. They have to be either peeled or well scraped to can.

Gloria, no rain here until Sunday. 2020 has been a difficult year all round drought, fires and sickness. Let's hope 2021 is a better one.

Joy and Jenny, the day went well, only frustrating part was trying to find a parking spot. The ladies that did the xray and ultra sound were so nice, made one feel comfortable . Now to wait for results.

Jane, that is a lot of soup and a lot of work doing it all.

Patricia, I also enjoyed the story about your daughter. I am sure the teacher also had a giggle or two  .

Better get a move on...

Enjoy your day and 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

JaneS

Just a quick "report in" for me this morning.  I got up and took Mickie out and then cleaned out the pan that had the dregs of the soup burned fast, cleaned the stove top and I have dog food started.  I have to go finish it before I can feed Mickie.

My plan for the day includes a quick trip to Davy's, a stop at our local hardware store, dropping something off for Cathy and picking up Cooper for the day.  Then we'll see how much time is left.

I forgot to mention that just as I took the last cannerful of soup off the stove, Cathy showed up with Chinese takeout for our supper.  What a relief not to have to think about what to feed myself!

AMY, we're all waiting with baited breath to hear the results of your tests.

GLORIA, enjoy your oatmeal.  I know how it feels not to be able to eat what you want!

Gotta go!  The boinger just went off and that means it's time to feed Mickie.  Enjoy your day everyfriend.

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Lloyd Hammond

 JaneS I just read your post about your family's history of naming names. I was drafted into the army in January of 1962, after basic training at FT riley Kansas, was shipped to white sands N. M. missal range.
there was our first two children was borne. Jeff was first and Louisalynn. we changed the history of N. M.
at that time N. M.'s freemale children had to have three generation's Names like ( lopes, Gonzales, Mendoza.) I Balked and said they could get a absente Ballet form Missouri. after several exchanges of mail they had a letter from the army doctor telling them that I was in the military and could Name our chelid as I wished. Louisalynn is as you see no middle name. Just Louisalynn Hammond. we won and they changed the old rule about Madien Names. she has on her own she dropped the last part and goes by Louisa. so I say name as you like (the parents) and hope doesn't ruffle the feathers. Have a great day.

Lloyd

Marilyne

I have to chime in here on the name discussion. I've always been fascinated by names, and why people choose certain names for their children.   We have a long and fairly consistent string of M names, for women in our family.

My maternal Great Grandmother was Mary. She and my grandfather Thomas, had 13 children!!  All were born in mining camps in Nevada.  My grandmother, was #3, of the 13, and was named Maud.   She and my grandfather had one daughter, my mother, who was named Mildred, but nicknamed Mickey.    My Mom and Dad had me, Marilyn, and my brother, David.  I named both of my daughters M names.  #1, Michele, nickname Shelley.  #2, Mary Alexandra, nickname Sandy.    My brother and wife named their first daughter, Miranda.

After that four generation link of M's, it skipped a generation.  Sandy has never married, so has no children.    Michele has three daughters, and none of them have M names.   However, two of her daughters are married, and have  girls with M  names. One has Madeline, and the other has a daughter named Marianna.       

Anything more you'd like to know?  Ha ha!  I tend to get carried away with information, so please excuse.  I love to hear about the names in everyone's families.

JaneS

I'm off to the haystack!  It's been an unusual day to say the least.  Not good, not bad...just different.  And now I'm ready for sleep and a new 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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Vanilla-Jackie

October 04, 2020, 01:57:46 AM #35 Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 02:03:23 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Marilyne...
..i had to smile over your post, re the long list of your family names beginning with an M...I can just imagine how so many of those names got mixed up when one person was called by one of the other peoples names, and the fun when these people pointed out their naming mistake, such as " I'm not Mary i am Marrianna, Mary is my cousin, " or so forth...

Jane S...
... sometimes " different " can be good..we all need a tad of different in our lives...

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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, a brisk  42 to start my day here. The heat is on but wish I could feel it faster.
AMY  can I go stand in front of your wood stove and all that lovely heat? I do not like baseboard heat. Takes forever to warm up but you never feel the heat on you when you get a chill. I noticed an update thing on this machine last night when I went to shut down and I did not want to do that so just closed, well it did the update anyway, grr at windows 10. All I had on the task bar are gone and will have to do that again. I like thing the way I had them, easier for me. I do not want a bunch of folders or icons on the monitor, rather see what I have for background. Oh well live with it or do without?

PATRICIA  your story with your daughter reminded me of a woman at a place I once worked. She had a 5 year old son and said she brought him into the bedroom and told him to get undressed and she did, too. She showed him the differences between them and the facts of life. I thought she was really weird to do that. Needless to say I did not work there too long, too many weird ones there.

AMY  last night on the national news all they talked about was President Trump getting the covid-19. I hope all the things they are trying on him will workand he gets better before the election. I was looking forward to the next debate, first one was a farce.

JANE  I did enjoy that oatmeal yesterday and will this morning. All I did yesterday was pick on things that were soft to eat. That hole in my head ;) feels healeed enough now that I should be able to eat solid food again, thinking of starting a stew in the crockpot. A good day for something like that.

LLOYD  I don't think any state should tell you how to name your child. Glad you won that one.

MARILYNE  when I was born the neighbors wanter her to call me by my middle name. Glad she didn' t, I detest that name. My husband named our sons but I named my daughter. Always said if I had a girl she would be named for my Mother. No nick name allowed either.

JANE  hope you found a comfy spot in the haystack and slept a good as I do. If I can sleep through a thunder storm and not hear anything I sleep sound, think I would sleep if this building fell down.

JACKIE  I agree wih you about names. My Mom had so many  she would call for the wrong one at times.  She would almost name all of them before getting the right one.

Have a good day everyone and s tay safe.

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Amy

Good morning.

 Rain  today and that will put the leaves down.

A day of rest after I label and put away the beets and potatoes.

Gloria, the fire is on this morning and if the day stay chilly it will stay on. I have some odds and ends in the the fridge for the making of soup.

Jane, did you hear me say thank you thank you thank while caning was being carried on yesterday? I did manage to trim Babes and Rex's nails..giving each a short one that hurt me more than them. I can see he has problems with his hind end and hope Rex makes it through this winter

Better get a move on here.

Enjoy your day and 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

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's a cold one here!  I slept in a bit and got up to 38º! Brrrrr!  I know!  It's probably colder than that where some of you are but I'm really not looking forward to low temps!

AMY, I did hear those "thank yous" and I wondered where they were coming from.  Of course, you're very welcome!  My plan for today is to finish up the last of the tomatoes both red and green.  I don't know if I'll make it but that's my plan!

GLORIA, I did find a comfy spot in the haystack and I slept in this morning until almost 7 a.m.!  It was a good night.  I did wake up (sort of) a couple times but I just rolled over and went back to sleep.  It sure felt good!

JACKIE, you're right!  Different can be nice sometimes!  And a little reflection tells me yesterday falls into that category!  Thanks for the reminder!

I guess Bubble didn't get my second try at sending a picture of our new baby.  I'm just not very good at that.  I don't have a clue what I might be doing wrong because I've sent her other pics and they went through.  Maybe I'll just forward the whole email from my daughter and let her pick one to post.  What do you think, BUBBLE?

There goes the boinger and it's time for Mickie's breakfast...mine, too.  Enjoy your day Everyfriend!  Grab it and make it your own.  And don't forget to share it...whatever it is!

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patricia19


Amy

Patricia, good afternoon!!! I finally got to listen to the hummm and feel the cold steel of my sewing machine. Taking a break at the moment and see that the rain has started...maybe the fire will be put on shortly. When we were in Alaska we did get to see wild sheep......are these the ones you talk of eating? One had to be vey careful as they popped out of the woods.

Jane, maybe tomorrow I will get at the rest of the taters and the chicken but for now just sewing. Not so sure I would do beets again..when pickled they retain their colour but not when they are canned. Guess one could close their eyes when eating then  :2funny:

Better get back to sewing...
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

patricia19


General Description

"Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) inhabit the mountain ranges of Alaska. These white creatures are most notable for the males' massive curled horns. Females (known as ewes) also carry horns, but theirs are shorter and more slender, and only slightly curved. Until rams reach the age of 3 years, they tend to resemble the ewes quite a bit. After that, continued horn growth makes the males easily recognizable. Horns grow steadily during spring, summer, and early fall. In late fall or winter, horn growth slows and eventually ceases. This start-and-stop growth results in a pattern of rings called annuli which are spaced along the length of the horn, and can help determine age. Dall rams as old as 16 years have been seen, and ewes have been known to reach 19 years of age. Generally, however, a 12 year old sheep is considered quite old."

From Fish & Game

Amy

Patricia, thank you! I  don't know what we saw male or female as they only had the shorter slender horns. They didn't stay out long enough in the open for me to take a photo.
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

patricia19

October 04, 2020, 07:23:50 PM #43 Last Edit: October 04, 2020, 10:50:36 PM by patricia19
We also have bighorn sheep and a number of mountain goats in the Southeast.

JaneS

AMY, when I do beets, I only pickle them.  I don't really like the taste of regular beets and non of my kids did when they were growing up.  Now, two of them like beets just about any way you cook them.

I finished all the red tomatoes today.  I just juiced them and cooked it down slightly to use for recipes.  I like some on a roast that I do in the crock pot and on some skillet dinners.  So now I don't have to wonder if I have any.  I do!

Tomorrow (hopefully) I'll get the green tomato salsa done for Frankie.  I'm giving her one jar now and saving the rest for Christmas.  The one she's getting is a test jar.

And then one of these days I'm making green tomato chili for supper and that should be the end of the green tomatoes.  There were a lot more this summer and I think it was due to the dry weather.  I watered them regularly but it just wasn't enough.

Now I'm going to the haystack to look for some zzzzs.  I think I might have left a few last night and I think they might multiply during the day when no one is there to use them. 

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 I am biding you all good night and sweet dreams. has been a good ease day, lot of good movies about sea would' Goo d Night. hope to see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

Vanilla-Jackie

October 05, 2020, 06:25:58 AM #46 Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 08:01:31 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
UK morning news channel..

" vegetable growers in the Unites States marked the start of Autumn this weekend at the Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin contest...Squash weighing around 100 stone were on display, some so heavy they had to be moved by a forklift truck."

Jane S...
...how will you be getting your one home, :o and what are you going to make with it? you will have enough to " feed the five thousand," and us..

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

Amy

Good morning

No rain for today but calling for it tomorrow. Off to meet up with friends to exchange goodies that we bought for each other and she is bringing a loaf of molasses raisin bread for us to try. Will let you know how it is..

Will get at the potatoes again today. JANE I did 40 lbs of pickled beets for Kyle and just this 10 lb bag as a vegetable .Will let you know how it tastes etc.

Patricia ,I would have loved to see the bighorns. Talking with a friend last night she said they just missed a huge moose while riding on their trike. She saw is come out of the woods and yelled moose moose moose to her husband. They watched it cross in front and got down into the swamp, said it had a huge rack on him. Where they enjoyed this sighting isn't too far from us and we may even get a glimpse of him when we travel.

Enjoy your day and 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

Gloria

Good morning everyone, have to get busy, slept late and today Yvette is coming at 10 instead of 12. Want to get my breakfast of=ver and get dressed before she gets here. I am fine and dandy . A gray start to the day here and have not checked the temperature of anything.

Have a good day and keep safe..

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning Ladies ( I see 3 of you) and any one that may follow. sun I bright and 44º and saying is going to 72 today. do not have any plans for to day, most likely be a couch jockey and watch TV. have a great day as you like. My tinge unit will not work today. I even put new battery's in it.

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  I wasn't even awake yet when Frankie texted to ask if she could bring Cooper early this morning.  Seems she switched a day at work with a friend and would need to drop him by around 7:30.  So we moved!  Mickie had her pill and we were awaiting the boinger when they arrived.  Cooper hadn't eaten so when the boinger went, we all had breakfast and then a nice long walk.

I've been busy with the green tomatoes since we got back.  I have the ones for the chili ready to go for our supper and I'm (would you believe it!) in the middle of making a green tomato spice cake.  While that bakes, I'll be cleaning the tomatoes for the green tomato salsa for Frankie.  Maybe I'll keep a jar or two for me. 

JACKIE, my pumpkin wasn't nearly that size!  However, I did see some really big ones that you wouldn't just pick up and carry off.  Mostly, the big one are decorations.  They're a bit grainy is you try to cook them and you get more strings and juice than you do pumpkin.  I prefer the crook neck pumpkins for pies or whatever. 

LLOYD, it's not so dangerous being a couch jockey!  Maybe you should make that more of less permanent.  Just get enough exercise to keep you going but stay off the motorized farm vehicles.

Well, my timer is going off so I guess my break if over.  I want to get the cake in the oven so I can clean the rest of the green tomatoes.  I'm sick and tired of looking at them just sitting there doing nothing!  And I need the space.  Kitchen isn't all that big! 

Enjoy your day Everyfriend!  Do what pleases you most and let the rest of the stuff wait!  We've earned it!

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Amy

Jane ,you were on the run this morning! I am sitting waiting for the dodad to drop on the canner then the chicken can come out.  One year while on the farm a friend phoned and said her Mom wanted to know if I would like a pumpkin for pie..I said yes........well she said Mom wondered if you would take 2......ok I can handle two pie pumpkins............well if you took 3 then Mom would have to worried about them. Ok 3 pumpkins for pie.......notice to where was the word PIE PUMPKIN. Over they came in Charlie's truck and I could see from the kitchen window that these were NOT pie pumpkins but the enormous ones that you grow for fairs. (Which her grandsons did) We rolled them down a plank off the back of the truck and into the summer kitchen. Each day I would whittle a chunk off and make it into  filling. The insides when cleaned were big enough for a 3 yr old child to hide in!! We ate pumpkin seed forever it seemed. Any one visiting went home with either a chunk of pumpkin or the puree  even. Even those that made a wrong turn and stopped for directions weren't exempt from the pumpkin. Both her Mom and Dad have passed on but we still have a good laugh at the pumpkins.
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

Denver

October 05, 2020, 02:29:48 PM #52 Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 02:35:12 PM by Denver
A good Monday HELLO to EVERYFRIEND🍁🍂

MARILYNE, I enjoyed reading about your family names.  I really do not have any stories about names on my side, other than Bob sure is a popular name.  My dad is Bob, my brother is a junior, I married a Bob and there were two uncles and two cousins named Bob!  Bob's side of the family has many girls named after the mother's which I thought was interesting and all the girls down south seemed to be called two names. 

GLORIA, I am assuming since you detest your middle name that you are NOT going to share it with us? 😘

I never liked my name and there were not any other Jenny's when I was growing up.  My middle name is Lynn and I always wanted to be called that with no success!  One family friend did call me Miss Lynn, and I loved him for that😘

When we named our boy's my husbands only request is that we name them a name that could not be shortened or known by anything other than what it is.  We sort of failed on that with David since it can be shortened to Dave.  The other three are exactly what they are. 

I always love reading about all the goodies you all can and cook....sure do wish I could taste most of what you do. 

JACKIE, I have seen a few of the gigantic pumpkins people grow....it amazes me they can get them to grow that big as the one you mention. 

PATRICIA, I feel so lucky to have seen in person so many different wildlife.  I have always been fascinated at seeing Big Horn Sheep hanging in the side of a cliff.....can't begin to imagine how they can get where they are and stay there without tumbling down. 

Trying to get a bit of washing done today and the dryer is playing me a tune to say....come fold me! 

Enjoy your Monday, EVERFRIEND❣️

AMY and JANE.....you two posted while I was, so just enjoyed reading your posts.  LOVED your pumpkin story AMY.  JANE, that Cooper is one lucky doggie to be able to stay the day with you and Mickie🥰

Jenny

Lloyd Hammond

JaneS Ok we have been talking about calling a auctioneer and selling every thing except some of my woodworking equipment. we only have two cows left and haven't seen one of them for a couple weeks. so she has stared or been stolen. some one got in to the shop and stolen several of my grinders and hand tools, about what we can say for sure about$ eight or ten thousand $$ wort. insurance man says we can add any thing  that we think for sure of up to two years. you as they say after the mule gets out shut the barn door. but I have installed a game camera in the shop where it covers it mostly completely, we are going to get a couple more and put up that shoes whom comes and goes in and out. A neighbor Has a sign up that says smile you are on cram era. and he has one uo that gets you as you come in and a second one on that one. if some one is steeling it or damaging it the second one takes there picture doing that. My brother had one up that showed a flash while taking a picture and they stole it. I built a metal box that me creamer fits in and a boult cutter proof lock on it. Have a good rest of the day.

Lloyd

JaneS

Hello Everyfriend!  It's dark night out there again and I suppose it's getting on towards bedtime!  Frankie decided that she likes being able to come home while it's still light out there when she goes in early like she did today but it's not that much fun getting up so early in the morning.  However, she's doing it again tomorrow so we'll have Cooper at 7:30 again tomorrow.

We had a good day today.  I've been taking both of them for walks together and since Mickie's leg seems all healed, she does a better job of keeping up and Cooper is behaving like a real gentleman and waiting for her when it's necessary.  We did three walks together today and we did the whole circle all three times and it was fine.

Also made a green tomato spice cake and it's goooo-oood!  You can't tell it has green tomatoes in it but it has an oomph that other spice cakes don't have.  It was supposed to be baked in a bundt pan but I don't own one so I did it in two loaf pans.  I'm saving that recipe.  It was pretty easy.  I'm making the green tomato chili tomorrow and Frankie is going to stay for supper and try it out.  We'll report tomorrow.

Now I'm heading for the haystack!  I sure hope some of the zzzzs have multiplied since I left there this morning.  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 not  much action in S & F any more may as well quit wasting My time. sweet dreams and good night'

Lloyd

JaneS

Good Morning LLOYD and I hope you're kidding about not "wasting your time".  They'll be back!  They just had other things to do yesterday.  I think I'll wait with any comments until EVERYONE stops by!  Maybe I'm boring them with all the canning and doggie stuff!  And I bet they're getting as tired of "green tomatoes" as I am!

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Amy

Good morning everyone..

We are off and running this morning  .ok strolling. Taking Kyle out for his birthday to his favourite places...cheese and chocolate factory. We will have a take out meal in the vehicle with our pooches. Seems the Covid  is starting back up again and this will be the last trip for a long while.

Our friend stopped in yesterday and gave us a load of raisin bread and the recipe sure is a keeper. Makes 4 loaves but I think one could halve the recipe.

Lloyd, I was busier than a one armed paper hanger yesterday and you had better keep coming in as we love to hear from you.

Need to get ready...

Enjoy your day and 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

Amy

Janie, you popped in on me..........will tell you about the saga of the crooked neck later.......need to run now.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

Gloria

Good morning everyone, 49 now but will warm up later after the sun rises.
Yvette will be here at 10 this again instead of  12. Today is shopping day so I have to make out my list. Need some dried fruit for my oatmeal so have to write down all the ones I like.
Had my first solid meal last night since I had that tooth out. Have some Shepherd's pie in the freezer and had one last night and boy did it taste good. One little piece of the hamburg got caught in the hole from the tooth and being careful I used my toothbrush to get it out. Such a tiny piece sure bothered me till I got it out. As bad as getting something stuck between teeth.

LLOYD  after all the hard work you have done all your life you just enjoy being a couch potato now.

JANE  looks like you and Amy have spent  many hours canning with this years harvest.  Think you will be happy to see the end of the tomatoes. I envy both of you and wish I could still do it. I did enjoy all that work during the winter months. All the tomatoes and fruit and jams and vegatables. Even wild picked blueberries. Used to be a lot of those bushes in this town till city people started moving here and cut them down to build a house.

AMY  after those 3 huge pumpkins did you start asking how big they were before accepting any from anyone?

JENNY  you are so right, I never use that name, only the initial.

Time for breakfast and then maaking my grocery list. Will take me forever to do that.

Have a good day and stay safe, no covid-19 allowed in this cyber family.

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