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Soda Shoppe for November 1, 2020

Started by so_P_bubble, November 01, 2020, 12:18:32 AM

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The  Platters

The Great Pretender

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Pretending I'm doing well
My need is such
I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game but to my real shame
You've left me to dream all alone

Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around

Too real is this feeling of make-believe
Too real when I feel what my heart can't conceal

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender
Just laughing and gay like a clown
I seem to be what I'm not you see
I'm wearing my heart like a crown
Pretending that you're still around
Still around


Albert Einstein:
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.


America is the only country where a significant proportion of the population believes that professional wrestling is real but the moon landing was faked.
~ David Letterman


After the game, the King and the pawn go into the same box.
~ Italian proverb



Good morning  everyone.

Raining out better to deal with that than snow!

A day of rest here...again.I have been having a lot of those lately. No trick or treaters here last night, they would rather go into town as houses are much closer together.

Now the fun of turning all the clocks back.

Bubble love the start page, I have danced many times to the Great Pretender.

summersun, beautiful fall photo.

Enjoy your day everyone.

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers


Good Morning, Everyfriend.  Last night stayed up in the mid-forties.  It felt almost warm!

Bubble loved all the new "stuff".  Now we have a nice clean house to start off the month.  Thanks.

Loved the Fall picture too, SUMMERSUN, it makes me feel right at home.

My cleaning lady Frankie) is coming today  She has to do it on her day off...and I suspect, also on the day she needs money.  She's going to do everything except the kitchen and dining room because I'm going to be busy in those two rooms.  I'm starting the Christmas candy making big time today.  I have everything out and ready to go right after breakfast and our morning walk. 

I hear the boinger now and that means the day begins.  I hope you all have a happy, healthy, get-well type of day and that you don' forget to share it with us here in the Soda Shoppe. 

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Good morning everyone, slept late this morning, was light when I opened my eyes. 35 now and rain after noon. Forgot to fill my pill box yesterday and had to do that before I even had my coffee. Just noticed I did not change the clock I have in here so better get to that after I finish here.

JANE  no matter the time if I am sleeping and the phone wakes me I wonder why I don't shut the ringer off before I go to bed. I sure do not like that sound waking me, was bad enough hearing the alarm waking me when I was still working.

PHYLLIS  well we were in the deep freeze and had our first snow of the season and there is only some snow left in the shady places. It was so pretty while it lasted. I have never been  to Kansas but I am a stubborn Conn.Yankee. Guess now I am a R.I. stubborn old lady but I was born in Conn. You are right, Shirley will do as she wants even when she knows she should not.

AMY  my daughter sent me a picture of cookies she made for a Halloween party one of the couples on the ranch where they live and decorated them with those crazy eyes and decorated them more with ugly faces.

SHIRLEY  glad you have enough energy to make yourself something to eat. Have to keep your body nourished to fight that virus. Just wished you weren't alone in your house. Hope your family calls to keep a check on how you are.

AMY  I am supposed to drink 2 Ensure high nutrician every day. Yvette has been making me a shake every day with some Ice cream and 2 containers of Ensure and some extract-vanilla or almond or something else and they taste good.

JANE  darn I was too late and none of those coconut macaroons left. My daug hter and I both love them. Hope you found some good buys at Davy's.

JENNY  the only little ones we see here are the grands of some of the tenants.  They are not to go to doors of anyone else.

PATRICIA  love your animation.

BUBBLE  LOVE YOUR NEW AVATAR. Have not seen you use a frog in a long time, good seeing one. I remember years ago when I thought the wrestlers were hurting each other but my FIL set me right. Thank you for the new page and the goodies.

SUMMERSUN  great graphic and love the tree in your avatar.

JANE  glad you can still make your Christmas goodies. Wish I could do all I used to make and bake like I used to.

Have a good day and stay safe.

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November 01, 2020, 09:11:22 AM #11 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 09:18:14 AM by phyllis
Shirley, I'm glad you keep "talking" to us.  I'm truly worried about you being there alone.  I hope the children are checking on you regularly.  I'm glad to know you are eating something and that it tasted good.  That is an encouraging sign.  Right now sleep is the best thing you can do.  Don't worry or even think about anything else.

Thanks for the new page, Bubble.  I loved the Italian chess proverb.  So very true.  At the end of the game we are all the same.

We had absolutely no trick or treaters last night.  I guess parents listened to our governor and had their Halloween celebrations at home.  Thank goodness they had some good sense not to put their little ones in danger.  Our Covid numbers have gone sky high and businesses and schools are being closed down again. 

Take care, All.


Another, "made it thru the night........"  Fed cats & fixed myself more hash browns & an egg, 2 pieces of toast (one still waiting to be downed). Don't know why I am so sleepy, no disturbances all night. Tom & Callie slept outside and Tiger opted to sleep in the spare befroom. Callie is laying near, curled in a ball, snoring. She is such a good cat, tries so hard to please but just doesn't know what is expected. She had to have been somebody's pet to have been trained to use those training pads (or anything laying on the floor soft). I am already sleepy, anyone what to help me shoot the nut that thinks we should be changing clocks?  Does that really change day light?

I only have 3 kids but with all the texts you think I had a dozen. They keep track and if any can't reach me immediately they call each other & both boys push sis into calling. When they were little they would go wake her up to see if Santa had come yet. Talked to all 3 last night before I went to bed. We are having the beautiful fall weather wished for.. and I am still grounded for another week!

Bubble, swear that frog looks like me looking in a mirror, how'd you do it?   :-[   Love the red poppies. My mother had some she got from her oldest sister, called them "Anne's Poppies". I had a start at the house we built but they died out. One of these days I will get another start & let them run wild in the berm! 

Summer, gorgeous scene.... and if possible I will see those fall colors in another week because I may still head to MO for a night or so, as soon as I am no longer contageous!

Gloria, glad Yvette is helping you keep your weight up. Trust me, I am NOT shrinking. Your shakes sound good & know good for you. She has been such a blessing to you, Mary Poppins in disguise.

I've reheated that cup of coffee 3 times so will heat again, have a sip & go crawl in bed.


Shirley, good to see you. Grounded....now that is punishment for a lady that has been on the go and dances to her own tune.(Way to go)

 Look out world when Shirley is free from this darn virus. Each day past is an accomplishment!!
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


Bubble, love your new avatar.  Thanks for "The Great Pretender".  Summersun, loved that picture of the pond with all the leaves on the ground.  Reminded me of when we had a small place at the lake, and I could walk through a scene like that (minus the pond of course). Shirley, keep behaving yourself.  (I strongly recommend you don't go on that excursion to MO) I know you love it, but girlfriend, you don't need to be travelling with all your various ailments.  A time to slow down would be right about now!
All you other ladies, keep taking your "nourishment" in whatever form suits you best. (Unfortunately, I prefer chocolate candy bars LOL; wish I could have gone trick or treating last night and scooped up some! My neighbors used to get a big laugh, because I would dress up and go to their houses; since I was only 5 feet tall, I could look like a kid, but I think I only fooled one of them!
Have a lovely November everyone! :thumbup:


Tomereader ,you're a girl after my own heart!! The next time we are at the chocolate factory I will gather a scoop or many just for you!
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 from a cold, blustery, minus thirteen Interior!


Patricia, please keep that chilly weather there!! :snowman:

Still raining here...
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


November 01, 2020, 01:06:31 PM #18 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 01:08:20 PM by patricia19
You mean in BC that's where it came from. We'd gladly give it back! 🌦️❄️  :)


Hello from a sunny, warm (70º!) central Oklahoma,

Shirley,  I'll just say "DITTO" to all the advice about changing your habits.  :smitten:

#1 son/dil still don't have cable or internet so they came over to watch OK State and OU football games yesterday and last night.
Miss Emily and Sir Carson were here for a while but each had "social activities" last night so didn't stick around.

Son/dil brought chicken fingers, chips, dips, a sandwich tray and a fruit tray from grocery store deli.  I put out paper plates.  Easy serve - easy clean-up.  :thumbup:

Off to finish reading the paper in my sunny south window.

Onward and Upward....


Callie, mid-seventies sound nice; I don't think we saw that in our past rainy summer!

I was looking through a gift that friends sent me, but I may have to decline. It's a gift subscription service from Blue Bottle that apparently is rated one of the best. While I drink my coffee black and several daily cups, I was mystified by my gift subscription offerings. They offered multiple spices, berries, or flower flavors in different roasts while I normally choose caffeinated dark roast.

Are there any coffee aficionados here to enlighten me? These are good friends, and I hate to hand it back to them. Who knew coffee was as mysterious as wine?


November 01, 2020, 02:24:11 PM #21 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 02:25:50 PM by Sandy
Good Sunday Morning ! 

I woke up at 8:30 this AM and turned all
my clocks back one hour,  then I went
and layed down and slept until 11:00...

It is an over cast day here on the rocky coast..
weather is cool so more layers are needed
when I go outside.  I don't usually go
out when there is snow or ice on the ground
unless Kelly is out side waiting for me ..

Nobody wants Gramma to fall down and break
something, including Gramma !! 

I am holding my breath until after
election day on TUESDAY.. I have already
voted and hope for new beginnings after
the election is over.   

I am hoping for a GRAND SLAM
LANDSLIDE to dump rump... 
If you get my drift!   

 :thumbup:  :thumbup:

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.



Quote from: patricia19 on November 01, 2020, 01:06:31 PMYou mean in BC that's where it came from. We'd gladly give it back! 🌦️❄️  :)
YES!! Apparently all the snow birds are heading that way! Think they had better invest in some snow tires  :)
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


My cleaning lady (Frankie) is here and I'm staying out of her way.  I'm a bit tired from all the day's activities anyway.

I have the peanut butter and coconut centers all mixed and getting chilled and ready to make the pb and coc. cups for Christmas.  The stuff is out for one more batch that will be divided into three flavors...peppermint, raspberry and rum.

I also have over a hundred saltines spread with pb and they'll be dipped in chocolate tomorrow and maybe more spread when they're dipped.  Well, that kind of sounded like maybe they won't ever be spread.  They will.  The question is, tomorrow or the next day?  The ones that I'm concentrating on have to be ready to go home with Bethany (my grandniece) when she goes home from college on the 19th of Nov.

And that's just a start....

But it IS a start!

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November 01, 2020, 04:40:30 PM #24 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 04:46:36 PM by patricia19
I've just been informed that I've been mistaken all these years due to my Canadian ignorance. While parts of SE Alaska are joined by part of British Columbia and receive the most publicity, most of the Interior is next to Canada's Yukon Territory. We are just to the Northeast of Dawson City. So, since the snow arrived from Northwest of us, it came from the Yukon Territory.


November 01, 2020, 04:48:48 PM #25 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 04:50:43 PM by Joy
Just stopping by to say "Hello"

Nothing special to add.  I did want to thank Bubble for all the nice new things she added.  So nice of her to make sure we get a new page every month. Glad someone is making sure we all stay together. 

I must have missed where Shirley posted that she tested positive for the virus.  Sure hope that she will recover quickly and not have any lasting results.  I am sure her family is keeping close tabs on her.  I am curious as to where she had picked it up.  I know she doesn't  get out that much with other people.  Did she mention anything about where she might have been exposed to it??? 

Jane, nice that Frankie can come and clean for you.  A big win for both of you.  Helping each other out.  I know you will be busy for a little while making all the candy you make.  I have an easy recipe for a good fudge that you make in the microwave, and I am thinking about making some of it just to have a quick little gift on hand.  Our family has not decided what we are going to do for the holidays.  Thinking about getting a Thanksgiving dinner already fixed from a local restaurant thst we all like. I am just not up to cooking any kind of a big meal anymore.

I am noticing that is almost 5 p,m and it almost is dark. I just hate when it gets dark so early.  Makes for such a long night. Wish they would leave the time alone.  I like the long evenings.

Hope everyone will have a nice evening.



Joy, just buzzing through & see the question. Best thing I can think of is at one medical office I noticed AFTER being at others, the one had not been spraying disinfecting as much as the others. I do suspect that place but sure wouldn't want to accuse or might get sued!

This devil disease has new tortures every few hours from cotton mouth to burning skin. Look at food wrong & the tummy tries to gag. All of a sudden a 2x4 across the head. Fever, chills... I am taking a 325 Bayer twice a day (Dr thinks that is good from what he hears)... I do monitor my oxygen level since it was the reason to have visited that one place. Besides Covid, I am battling the end of allergy season & the sinus infection that comes with. The driving knee is not letting up but am able to tolerate a little better.

Now all of you in here remember the characters Carol Burnett played... with the shabby baggy clothes ... that's me. I do have to shower & wash my hair & try to take the yuck out of my wardrobe.  I have a full length mirror at the end of the hall so get a good look at me every time I flip the light on. Thank goodness cats can't use a camera!

I still don't have all the clocks reset... don't think it will change the time the sun comes up so who cares?  I'm good for a few hours & body gives out & back to bed. So far, so good. This is an experiment to see how tough we really are & I am ready to yell "UNCLE" but won't do any good.


Joy, I wish they  would  leave it alone also. There are talks that this province will stop this and leave it Ion daylight savings time. Now if we have  appointments in the city it will be go in the dark  or come home in the dark.
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


SHIRLEY, you are amazing!  I think if that bug had bit me, I'd be a lot less active and alert than you are.  I'd probably just collapse and lie there until it decided to pass over me!

Now I'm suffering the effects of this dratted time change!  I can hardly keep my eyes open so Mickie and I are going to hit the haystack and try again tomorrow.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, get-better tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

well who ever caused the daylight savings time  has screws loose and too much time on there hands. my meddle brother lives at Page az. and they do nothing with and they do just fine. also do not have to mess with clocks, god did a good job setting up things, I do not know why we think we have to re do it. there are more than enough time In a day than we have energy for anyway. well I have said enough
I am going to go do my shot and pills, and bid you all good night and sweet dreams. see you all tomorrow .