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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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Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's cold here, too....down into the low 30s overnight and only going to make the low 50s during the day! 

Only things on the agenda for today...a quick trip to Davy's, dipping the rest of the crackers and getting a start on the packing, rolling the rest of the centers, covering the A/C,(I keep forgetting that).  And anything else that pops up!

It's time to feed Mickie...me too!  I wish you all a special day.  I'm going to forget that it's Friday, and I'm going to forget that it's the 13th! 

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Good morning everyone, no Yvette yesterday or today. Is beig tested today for pneumonia. I sure hope she does not have it. With this copid-19 around and her with that she woud be susceptible to it.At least her boss told my yesterday she would send someone today. Week ends are bad enough with no help but she always leaves me food that just needs warming. Have not seen her since Tuesday.
Been raining on and off for 2 days and more today. Will not complain as we do need it here. A gentle rain that is soaking into the ground.

My oldest brother and my Mom's brother ran into each other in the trenches in WW1. Neither knew the other was there. In WW2 I had 2 brothers, 1 BIL and 2 nephews in the airforce, 2 nephews in the army and 1 nephew in the navy and 1 in the merchant marines.     

AMY  bet you looked better in the man's snowmobile suit that I did. He was a big man 6' tall and I was a short  5'1" I looked like a balloon walking or a short very fat person.

SANDY  where did you get that vest? My back is always cold and sure could use one of those.

Read all the posts but not up to talking this morning.
Have a good day and stay safe.

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Thank you all for my great grandson Charlie's 5th Birthday wishes he will be very pleased...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


 :roflBig: Just fed the Jays and the antics they go into is  :2funny:  Some will stay in the ground eating from the long line of food while others fly high  at each other......then settle down and begin to eat until someone else bothers them then up they go again!

Better get back to peeling apples..

Gloria, Sandy said she bought it off of Amazon......if she peeks in she may tell you more information on it.
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 13, 2020, 09:24:04 AM #214 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 09:26:01 AM by Shirley
Special Happy Birthday to your great grandson, Jackie!   :hb3:  :hb2:  :happybday: Charlie!
From your Great Gram Jackie's friend in Kansas, USA


November 13, 2020, 10:13:19 AM #215 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 10:24:52 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
... bless you and thank you, it takes a grand-mother, great-grandmother to understand and appreciate that we have ourselves a next generation...well we done something right...
Ha ha, i will definitely let him know you are one of my long-standing S & F's friends...of course he wont know where Kansas is...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


Sandy,  :happybday:  wishes to your Great Grandson from Kansas' neighbor, Oklahoma. 

We were at his grandmother's and sharing a bedroom on oldest son's 5th birthday.  I remember hearing him wake up and say in an amazed whisper "I'm FIVE!"

It's been a busy and interesting week.  Did errands "all over town" yesterday - the last one to be at Walgreens.  One customer was leaving as I pulled in and it didn't register that I was then the only car in the parking lot.  Just as I got to the door, two gals in scrubs (probably worked in the pharmacy) were pushing the automatic door open and walking out.  They told me the store was closing right then for Cleaning but didn't explain why.  Very weird for mid-day on a weekday.

Lots of mockingbirds in this area and they do sing a lot.
The nighttime bird sound I remember best is hearing an owl and the neighbor's dog having a "conversation".  The dog would bark and the owl would reply with the same number of hoots.  "Bark"  "Hoot"  "Bark Bark"  "Hoot Hoot", etc.

Plan du Jour is Domestic Duties.  I slept in and need to get started.

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day.


November 13, 2020, 11:48:01 AM #217 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 12:10:56 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Is Charlie also celebrating a birthday with Sandys great-grand son...do we have a double celebration or was this a typo of names...

... ha ha, i think when they get to 5 and start their first " real " school, they think they are now grown up - overnight, and take pleasure in telling us so...I'm a big boy now...
Remember when our boys came out of short pants into long trousers for the very first time...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


November 13, 2020, 12:24:13 PM #218 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 12:27:56 PM by patricia19
Good morning from the Interior with 12° and light rain. The graders and snowplows were working all day yesterday and last night again to clear the snow and take it away. There are still some streets with the centers plowed and high side banks. I don't know why the snowbanks weren't cleared along with the centers, probably some sort of city responsibility regs.

I've had a good couple of days, I was able to get some nagging paperwork approved and sent off and now I only need to find a way to have an eye exam and get new glasses. The Governor has declared the state a disaster area due to so many new cases of COVID-19, limited and depleted medical resources, and increased deaths, particularly among the twenty-nine and younger so all schools and almost everything else is closed other than essentials.

I don't have any idea how I would survive without my morning round-robin of calls  :smiley6600:    as we are all separated with some up in the ridges and foothills and no way to even reach the city with so much snow. And with all of you, online here and through my emails. With all its issues, I'm so thankful we have the internet!

Everyone is so busy and those treats and Christmas gifts sound amazing! In two days I start my thirty days with only limited foods  :-X    so I will only be enjoying treats through all your posts, and thank you for those! The term eye candy has a new meaning for me!   :smitten: 


November 13, 2020, 12:57:31 PM #219 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 12:59:32 PM by CallieOK
Jackie, Sorry for the confusion.  Name is the same (although we call him "Chuck") but not the birthday.  He's the father of the three Grands

Patricia,  I agree with having the internet - and texting,.   Groups I belong to are "meeting" via Zoom and I have yet to try that.   Family and I text but don't use visual programs..


Callie, I agree about the visual programs, not what I would choose. Since I texted so much in my employment before retiring, I'm used to that and actually prefer it. There are three out of seven in the group that do call, so that's fine, but often a simple text works and can be sent out to all seven at once. We have a group text going that all seven participate in together. I don't know the proper term, but it is all in the same text stream.


November 13, 2020, 03:02:00 PM #221 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 03:53:47 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
On the computer with my back to the tv, when i caught something that children were saying, re, Children In Need 2020...First child said I have had 14 operations, second child said probably 5 or 10, third child said I have had 50 operations...Well this certainly got my attention...all three had had kidney transplants..
Now they and several more are all singing ( The Harmonies of Hope Choir ) which gives children who have had kidney transplants the chance to come together through music...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


November 13, 2020, 04:24:00 PM #222 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 04:25:41 PM by Amy
Patricia, all of Kyle's follow ups with his Drs have been by phone. One now wants to do a call over the internet. Times are changing for sure.

I think I have figured out why the jumping birds....they are not vibrant blue like some of the Jays and I figure they are the juveniles. Had 15 mourning doves and two Jay last time I looked.
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 posted some photos of our first snow in late October.

Then the previous snowstorm then rains, and now back to snow in the past eight days.



November 13, 2020, 04:40:36 PM #224 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 04:46:03 PM by patricia19
Amy, I agree, and it's never going to go back to the old normal, not anymore! I wouldn't mind doing a visit over the phone, but an eye exam requires a visit, and now that my paperwork is received I can get on that. All of my paperwork went into a lockbox outside their local offices, and my phone confirmation came from Albuquerque of all places.

I'm so tired of doctors, between my allergist and the upcoming tests after my thirty days and now my eye exam.  Too bad you can't email your exam!  ;D   :thumbup:

We don't have mourning doves but they may be in the SE?  We do have local Gray Jays.


Children In Need programme over, they raised this year £37,032.789...(37 million )

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


Patricia, we do have grey Jays here to the north west of us. They are a cheeky bird that if you are sitting g in the woods, will come and snack on you sandwich with you.

To get into the clinic where my Dr was ,you had to answer many questions plus wear your mask.Only one could go in ,Kyle had to wait outside.
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


Life is both unreal and amazing these days.

Gray Jays are called camp robbers here.


November 13, 2020, 07:30:42 PM #228 Last Edit: November 13, 2020, 08:07:25 PM by Amy
Camp robber suits him!
Chickadees will also eat seeds from your hand. I knew a man that hand fed loons . He would go fishing ,said he had to be careful he didn't  catch the loon. Would put the fisn in the canoe then hand fed the loon. He had a friend take photos of him feeding the loon as no one would believe  him.
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


WOW! we have loons here, but they're skittish and out in the water far away from people. I probably wouldn't even know about them if not for the local bird sanctuary.


Gloria, I read back over posts & it finally soaked in that Yvette is sick, not been with you for a few days!!!  I know how much she means to your life, so sorry!  Hope she does okay and comes back soon.  That vest like Sandy got would probably be perfect for you, easy to get off & on & so nice on your aching bones!  Go for it! 

I did get to the store but didn't get both kinds of the bread I usually buy.... shelves were so empty of everything. My endurance is down to "get out of the car & drop"... Sure has taken the starch out of this old lady & almost the end of week 3.

Jane, I waited for the other shoe to drop on this Friday the 13th... but when I saw your post this morning what went through my mind was, "just what else can Mother Nature come up with to make a bad day worse????"  I bought a couple sweet potatoes at the store, have one waiting to come out of the microwave & butter. What sounds good one day can't be choked down the next. A crazy virus. 

I finally got my bed back together, I am ready for it right now. I think I heard it is to be near 70 tomorrow & a couple more days of 70s the middle of next week. We'll make it.

Love the bird stories, Amy & Patricia.... I'm for enjoying all wildlife, and let it stay free.

Sweet dreams to all and God Bless.... Shirley


My daughter, Christy, came up from Maryland today.  She arrived around 7 with dinner from a special place near them.  It's something they all like and it was nice to have it ready when she arrived. 

I got in my trip to Davy's and some of the other things I had planned but the A/C is still not covered.  Maybe Christy will help me do that tomorrow. 

I liked the "bird" discussion too! And I was happy to see that SHIRLEY felt well enough to go to the store.  She's on the mend!

Now I'm off to the haystack!  I sure hope it's loaded with zzzzzs because I need them tonight.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-better, get-well (Yvette, too) tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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November 14, 2020, 01:12:16 AM #232 Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 04:55:33 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Shirley - Callie..
..i want to thank you both again for my great grandson Charlies 5th Birthday wishes yesterday, my only Great-Grand-child, i shall pass them on...you have both brought back memories of our S & F's earlier days when we would have all wished a Happy Birthday to everyone's great-grand's, grand's, sons and daughters, sadly those caring days of Seniors and Friends have long gone...and of course back then we had a great card team, of which i was part of, good memories indeed, of what once was....a very friendly, caring, genuine and lovely community, so many loved members and moderators sadly gone, oh to have that S & F's back again but we cant put back the clocks...this is what it is, members purposely ignoring members they dont like, where innocent children and the celebration of their birthdays suffer because of it, they get caught in the middle....

Anyway, for some our other members, do with this post as you please, bypass it-ignore it, to be honest i have gone past caring...

I will duplicate this over in N's B & T..

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. it is 47 and partly cloudy saying going to 64º and fully cloudy, and Possible tornados. Have a good day everyone,



Good Morning/Afternoon Everyfriend!  I've been up to my ears in company all morning.  They are gone now and probably won't be back until suppertime.

Jackie, you have to give us all the benefit of the doubt.  It's my memory that's not so good not my thoughts.  I wanted to express my good wishes for your GGson too but I kept forgetting.  Maybe it's not so much that the nice ones are gone but it's just that we all have lost a bit of our memories.  I'd rather think of myself as forgetful than ignoring!  Please forgive me and anyone else who "forgot".  I hope your little guy had a Happy Birthday!  And I hope anyone else who celebrated a special day without my best wishes did it in a special way.  I'll try to be better but I'm not making any promises. 

BUBBLE, thanks for posting Mikey's picture.  I know I sent that one the day after I got it and that would have been Nov. 2 because he was born Nov. 1.  AMY told me that she got a whole slew of message from me overnight and she's out of the country also.  I think it was something in my computer that was holding things up at the border. 

Christy just came back so I'm signing off for now.  I don't get enough visits with her and I need to take advantage.  You all have a great rest of the day! 

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Jane S...
... thank you, at least the thought is there...One thing my late father drummed into me was " you should never make promises you cant keep " 
Something over the years i have heeded to...
I welcome your honesty... ;)

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


November 14, 2020, 03:08:17 PM #237 Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 03:10:34 PM by Denver

It is a blustery day here.....when we first got up it was snowing...but that did not last too long and eventually the sun came out🌞 It is cold and very windy🌬🌬🌬

Belated HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY wishes to Charlie, JACKIE 🎂

Today is my honeys 77th Birthday 🥳 The boys have all called and sang to him and he even had a 🎂 delivered to the door from our Boston Family.  It is a cinnamon pound cake and it looks delicious.

We have been invited to Dave and Family for dinner and we ARE going to go and enjoy what might be our last get together for awhile as our numbers are rising like crazy and we have moved into the more restrictive color. 

Yesterday was Grandson Matt's last football game.....an abrupt ending to the season due to Covid.  He played a wonderful game and we both got to watch from a distance. In school learning has been cancelled IMMEDIATELY until at least the first of the year.  This was to go into effect on this coming Wednesday, but a text came while we were at the football game saying immediately. 

PATRICIA, I was able to see some pictures you posted of your snow.  I am sure glad you and Farrah have a nice warm home to live it....also happy for the group that you all keep in touch with to make sure everyone is OK.

JANE, I loved seeing the picture of Mikey.....so precious.  Thank you BUBBLE for sharing it.  WOW, Christy arrived with dinner...now how special is that?  Enjoy your time together and for goodness sakes, YES, get her to help you cover the A/C unit😘

BUBBLE, i know today is Don's Birthday as well as he and my Bob share the same hay. 🎂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY DON 🎂

SHIRLEY, surprised to see you ventured out to the grocery store.....I bet that did you in for the rest of the day.  It is sure good to know that you ARE improving but gaining your strength back is going to take awhile🥰🥰

GLORIA, I am so sorry to read Yvette is not feeling well and therefore has not been there to help you out😢😩. I hope she gets better VERY SOON as I know you are missing her😘

AMY, how sad that beautiful fox was probably hit by a car😢😢. I love all the discussions about the different birds.  Yesterday at Matt's football game a huge falcon flew right in front of us twice.  We have many of them here in our area.  We used to have a family living here in our big pine trees for several years and they would put on quite the show for us, but last year they were gone.  We only see them fly by on occasion and we sure miss them.  This year we had many Bluejays, many more than we ever have had. 

CALLIE, the way I wind is blowing today you might just see me fly by as I am sure it is blowing your way😱😱

Have a great rest of your day.



November 14, 2020, 03:27:59 PM #238 Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 03:30:53 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jenny, sending Happy Birthday wishes to Bob for today...Oh and if any cinnamon cake left over, you know where to send it, over the pond, unless anyone else wants to fight for it...

" freedom is the outside of the inside "
              ~ Joyce Carey


Just have a minute but before I forget....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!

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