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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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November 02, 2020, 02:02:03 AM #30 Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 02:10:26 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Lloyd Hammond...
...i totally agree with you, why mess with time...yes, had a screw loose..

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

Lloyd Hammond

November 02, 2020, 04:25:32 AM #31 Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 04:33:14 AM by Lloyd Hammond
 Vanilla-Jackie I Have only one answer that works for me. you will have to speak for your self, it is called LOVE. I have reach deeper in my pockets, and have ben known to borrow $$$$ when I did not have them to help someone else when food was short on our own table. I was the oldest of three boy's. I was 6 years old when My farther was murdered. to help put food on our table I mowed yards delivered grocery's and papers around the small town we lived in at the time. we mom an I tilled up early in the spring part of our yard with a shovel to raise a garden to help feed us. mom after the war was over and she got laid off at prat and whiteys plant. she was a drillpress operator there. on airplane engines. she got a job at a sowing factory, folding and peening shirts and boxing them for shipment. she was top folder she folded 48 dozen shirts in a normal day. then she came home made and put supper on the table, after supper she went down to the local store and clerked and closed it up for the day and took the money by to the owner. so I have ben no stranger to work all my life. jack and master of none. this is enough sad story for today. i could not sleep good  so I am going to go see I f I can fiend a good Movie and see if it will put me back to sleep.



Good morning

What a windy morning it is!! Power is flickering off and on.
Dentist this morning, we have  put this appointment off due to the pandemic but will follow through this morning.
No sure if Kyle will be going with me as he has thrown his back out and sitting in the vehicle  may bother it more. If this wind doesn't die down I may not be going either!!Bad enough looking our for deer let alone falling trees or tree limbs!

Patricia, we drove through the Yukon ,stopping at Watson Lake to leave our sign "The Honeymooners at sign city then headed over to Haines Junction for a visit. After that we left our trailer at Carcross and just drove into Skagway Alaska for a visit. Cold wind is cold wind no matter where it comes from, sometimes called a lazy wind, rather go through you than around you.

Lloyd , you are one I would want in my corner , you are resourceful and can turn your hand at any job. Our neighbour is another one that can do that. They don't have any cattle or hens now but like everyone else keep busy with Dr appointments.

Think the wind has died down some....can't hear it as before..

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


Windy here, too, but no big limbs or trees down this time....at least, not so far.  It is cold.  Temp. was 37 when I got up and for us that is COLD!  Bright sun is helping keep the spirits up and the heat pump is working nicely so all is well.

Shirley, thanks for talking to us so that we know you are still hanging on.  I know you are feeling miserable right now and I'm so sorry.  Forget the clocks and forget everything else except just taking care of yourself.

I made breaded pork chops yesterday for dinner.  I did them the old-fashioned way, in a skillet on top of the stove.  No Instant Pot, no air fryer, no fancy appliance at all.  They were so good.  Sometimes the old way is the best way.

Take care, stay safe.


Shirley,  thank you for getting back to my question so quick.  I just am so sorry you are having to deal with this "devil" virus.  Sounds like it is not a pleasant feeling.  Please take extra care of yourself and get alot of rest.  It is just not like you to be talking about not feeling well.  You are always so strong and on the go all the time.  Maybe, "someone" is reminding you to slow down a little bit.  It sounds like maybe you are right to "suspect" the doctor's office that you were in.  But, I guess it could have been anyplace.  Whatever the cause, I just pray that you will feel better soon, and back to your "ole" self.  I know you are still hoping to take another short trip.

I am in a hurry this morning.  Need to get myself moving along. Today is "hair appt" day. 

Please stay safe and try to have a pleasant day.



Sandy, it has bothered me that nobody objected to the political comment you made "I am hoping for a GRAND SLAM LANDSLIDE to dump rump... "

So I decided it is my responsibility to offer a thought to the other point of view. If "rump" isn't around to handle MY money there is no law that says I have to keep it in a bank! I can pull it all out, I don't need the interest anyway, so why share? If enough of us that saved for our golden years decide to sit on our money the government won't have enough tax money to cover all those promises. Not a threat but idea of how to hang onto what we did without to save. I may not singly close a bank, but if enough of us decided what is ours is not their's.... My million plus is in 3 different financial institutions and when those CDs roll around I can put my hand out for cash and live on it. Your joy comes on the back of my feeling of doom, for a way of life most the the immigrants left their homelands to escape. I admit I feel bad enouth this morning that nothing scares me. :poke: I don't visit political areas but was here.

Thank you, Joy & Phyllis, must admit this is a bad morning & I am totally down.  As the saying goes, "this, too, will pass".......


Please, my friends.  NO politics here.


Good morning eveyone, slept late again, woke at almost 8. At least I do feel awake now.

PHYLLIS  our governor kept saying no more than 5 for Thanksgiving but now says 10 if all close family.

SHIRLEY  just keep checking in here so we do not worry so much about you. We worry about you and all the dangerous things you can get into. Go get some sleep, it is good for you. Yes I am so lucky to have Yvette 5 days a week.

AMY  you are right, everyday Shirley has to stay hime is a punishment for her. No trip to her mountains in Colorado this year and now no trip to Mo. for foliage. That is the worse thing to happen to her because of the virus.

TOME  I could live on chocolate, all kinds of it.

AMY  every time you mention  the chocolate factory I want to go with you.

PATRICIA  39 here with bright sunshine.

LLOYD  you said it right about the time change. Screw loose or someone who  thought he could do better than GOD.

AMY  windy here today, too. Interesting link. will check it more when I finish here.

Have a good day and be safe.

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I'm very late getting in here today.  I slept well and woke up ready for the day.  Then I picked up my cell phone to check the weather and it said "Hello" to me in about 40 different languages.  That was the start of the frustration!  It had done an update overnight and was asking me for all kinds of information I don't have. 

I went to my land line to ask my kids some questions and discovered that the only one I have on my land line is my DIL.  I called,  She answered!  She passed the phone over to my son and he said he'd stop by and see what he could do after he dropped my gdaughter at school.  He did and I'm back in business.  But the frustration made me busy and I finished all the candy cup centers while I waited.

Also got the kitchen cleaned up and in shape to be a candy mill for the next few weeks.  After he left, I took Mickie for a walk and now I'm ready to go.  I wish you all a good day.  Make it your own in every way.  And don't forget to share!

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Something weird happened when I went to post.  I hope it posted. 

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Please take care and  I hope that you start
improving soon. 

All is well here on the rocky coast
of Maine. 

Except old man Winter is knocking
on our door!!! 

Have a good day,


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.



November 02, 2020, 11:58:54 AM #42 Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 12:07:47 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Jane S..
..so you are now fully fluent in " hello " speak...
I bet you now cant look a candy cup centre in the eye...you know what they say, " too much of a good thing " but you enjoyed them while they lasted...

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


Well, the weather did turn up nice.other than the wind but the snow has stopped.
Jane, walked into Walmart and there on the left hand side were jars, LOTS of pint jars to be had!

Made my trip quick as Kyle's back  is giving him grief..waiting on a cancelation  today if not then on Thur he will go. On the bright side at least we take turns with being not well.

I put the snow tires in the vehicle and they will be put on tomorrow..

Friends are coming down later to pick up items I bought for them and she is bringing down our Royal Gala apples. Can you see pie , muffins, applesauce etc...

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 an Interior that is darn cold at minus 22° Nothing to do around here except for actually doing some items I've put off!

Amy, I hadn't heard of the signpost forest! That must be an interesting visit, especially for traveling aficionados! I looked at several of the videos and information, and it is definitely similar to the country we have locally. We are located, Northeast, 902 miles, or 1452 kilometers by the Alaska Highway from Dawson City. And we are 640 miles or 1030 kilometers from Haines. It is probably why I feel at home in Canada and like a foreigner in the lower forty-eight states.

Did you know that many SE Alaskans sent their children to Canadian schools in the panhandle because they were closer? That lasted until the early seventies, I believe. There are so many similarities between Alaska and Canada, or at least Western Canada! You are right about the wind and cold weather, and we seem to be diving in the deep end!

This was another frustrating morning. I set up my coffee and then realized I had forgotten to turn it on, two days in a row now that I've done that!  ::)  Further, on that subject, I declined the earlier offer of a coffee subscription from my friends. I have no idea what type of spices, fruits, or berries I prefer in my coffee.

On the time change subject, many here have another frustration. Years ago, there were four time zones in Alaska's 663,300 square miles. Some businessmen wanted to make it easy on themselves doing business with the states and lobbied for a single statewide time zone similar to Washington state. Unfortunately, it went through, and it has been a contradiction between what the clock says and what nature shows ever since! And I'm sure that the changes in time zones in the states probably have to do with business reasons.


Good Morning...if I type fast!  Otherwise, an early Good Afternoon.

Re: time zones.  When husband's grandmother came from Tupelo, MS to visit family in Amarillo, TX she asked "Doesn't it ever get dark out here?"  We checked and, sure enough, there's an hour's difference between sunset times in MS and the TX panhandle.

My trip to Alaska was a cruise to Skagway - then by "coach" ("bus" with bathroom  ;)) to Whitehorse Yukon Territory, along the Alaskan Highway through Tok to Fairbanks and then to Anchorage from where we flew back.
This was the summer of 2004 and fires were raging.  We could just barely see the midnight sun through the smoke in Fairbanks and some of the city was evacuated the day we left. One of my trip scrapbook pages has the headline for June 28 that reads "Wildfires Smoke Out Fairbanks".
Neither could we see Mt. McKinley during our overnight in Denali.  However, we did see 4 of the Five Big Ones (grizzly, Dall sheep, moose and caribou).  Friend and I weren't able to take a helicopter ride to see it while in Anchorage, either.

It's a lovely day in central Oklahoma.  Sweatshirt was enough to wear to bank and KwiK Kar, where I was the only customer.  :)  Had intended to get car "winterized" last week but - obviously - wasn't able to do that.

Off to fill bird feeders and "think about" pulling mums out of planters.  All the perennials popped back up and are blooming after the HIS (Historic Ice Storm).

Onward and Upward...   


Patricia, we loved the Yukon...said if we were younger we would likely settle down there. The signs were from all over the world ,any shape size  and lots of them. One  ,a bedpan signed by the nurses , if I remember correctly was from Australia!!  Interesting to read the signs but one could not do it in one day....

Callie, we have a photo taken in the Yukon at a camp site....10:30 pm and it was just like day light. Sure couldn't sneak behind a tree if the need be!!

I believe we have beautiful country all over this world...one just has to appreciate their surroundings.
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


HELLO EVERYFRIEND.....from a beautiful sunshiny day in the Mile High City!

We are to enjoy another week of beautiful weather before the next storm is to arrive.  Our last snow helped the firefighters immensely and we are all so very great full🙏  The videos on TV of the burned out homes is so sad to see.  Many of us are feeling the burden of the pandemic and the political times right now but if we just take a moment to think about the folks that have lost their lives/livelihood in fires and storm damage, we should all count our blessings and pray for all🙏

AMY, sorry Kyle is not doing well.  I do hope he is able to get in to see someone and get some help.  Was your hand surgery for carpal tunnel or something else?  I am having a terrible time with my dominant hand....I have a trigger finger, but am thinking now there might be more to it than just that.  My hands ache in general from arthritis but now this is causing me even more pain.  I should probably go and have it looked at, but like many are doing right now, I keep putting it off due to Covid.  I do hope your hand is healing well and you can start to do more and more with it.  LOL, of course the canning jars will now show up after everyone is pretty much done with the canning😩

PATRICIA, it seems you are feeling much better now?  I do hope so.  Burrr, I am sorry you are having those low temps.  You sure were cheated out of any kind of summer it seems, so I bet a 70 degree days sounds VERY good to you! 

SHIRLEY, thank you for keeping us posted on how you are doing.....as bad as you are feeling, I am amazed that you are doing extremely well at taking good care of yourself!  I hope you can continue to keep up your strength and get that terrible bug out of your system 🙏🙏

LLOYD, I enjoyed your story about how YOU had to survive as a young boy..... we came from times when we HAD to step up and take care of ourselves and our families and we did WHAT EVER it took to get by.  That is one thing we can all be proud of from our back generations.  We did not expect hand outs nor did we ask for them and that is why we can and will get through the rest of our lives with knowing that we CAN and WILL get by🙏🙏 I did not mean to preach to you.....I more meant it as a compliment to you of how well you have done.  We learned to help our neighbors when in time of need.....non of this expecting someone else to take care of us😘

WOW, I am kind of tired after getting up on my soap box!  Guess I will tell you all to have a good rest of your day and I am going to go get SOMETHING done😘

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


November 02, 2020, 04:22:01 PM #48 Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 12:01:09 AM by patricia19
A Way with Words

James Nicoll, a book reviewer, once said:

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.


Shirley, how are you?

Snowing here again but in a day or two we will  be up to double digest 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


It was a cold. blustery day today.  The wind went right though you when you were out in it.  It's still a tad windy out there and pretty cold.

After my frustration this morning, the rest of the day went pretty well.  I managed to get about 2/3of the candy for my sister, niece and nephew and their families done. 

Tomorrow I have 2 dr appointments beginning at 11 a.m. and while I'm out, I might make a quick trip to WM to pick up the stuff for fruit cake.  We put out an announcement, asking if people at the church were still interested in getting it for Christmas and I've got nine takers so I'll be making that one of these days. 

Now I'm going to hit the haystack.  I've slept well the last 3 nights and I'm hoping for another one tonight.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, feel-better day tomorrow.  And may God bless us every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

November 02, 2020, 11:10:53 PM #51 Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 11:29:02 PM by Lloyd Hammond
well this S & F sight is is the best. I agree leave politicks out of here. there is too much on our TV and radios. a old man once said only elect them for one turrum, they will do pretty well what  they say first time, but learn how to hook and crook do not give them a second chance, AMY I  thank you an others for the flowers, but go easy I could get a swelled head. I think we all should treat our neighbors like would like to be treated, and I try, I be lave that is what God wants us to do.

I like this sayin  and use it some what,  ( there is so much good in the worst of us. and so much bad in the best of us. that it behooves those of us to talk about the rest of us. but we will any way.

there is nothing wrong with this world, it us people in it. I have a life time friend that takes no pill s at all, a doctor he seen one time gave him a script once and a few pills of it, he went home and carried them in his pocket for a while then through them away. next time he went back he told the doctor what he had done and said un less I get very sick i will not come back. that was several years ago. He is doing fine, I take a hand full of pile every Morning and a half hand full ever nigh + shot for diabetes.
But I can't work up the nerve, so I just let VA keep scribing them and you tax payers pay for them. Thanks. good night and sweet dreams.


Lloyd Hammond

It is 51º and clear here now and had a high of 66º today. with a south wend not too bad. well I am off now for shot and Pills, see you all tomorrow,



November 03, 2020, 02:24:54 AM #53 Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 03:57:56 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
...thinking of you, i know you are worse than you are letting on that you are...reading between the lines..

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


November 03, 2020, 06:39:55 AM #55 Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 06:42:11 AM by Amy
Good morning..

Batten down the hatches as it is windy out there. Last night we had snow along with freezing rain. Today our snow tires go on, just in time I would say. Will pick up a few things at the
 grocery store and  cook up some food for the dogs. There is a small turkey in the freezer that  will go in the oven and it can cook while I am doing the tires exchange.

Gloria, oh boy do I have apples!! Can't peel them just yet but a good wash and core them will be baked apples for dessert! Better pick up some vanilla ice cream too!

Jenny, no it wasn't carpel ...I do get the stitches out next week and hope the all clear is given. Dr said let your body dictate how you use the hand and boy it is bossy at times. Had to look up trigger finger and it can't be comfortable. Hope you get some answers for your problem in your hand.

Jane, that is a good days work and a LOT of work! That is a lot of takers for Christmas cake but I bet you get more once the word gets out as they are delicious!!

Patricia, I can't wait to hear your weather as ours is blustery ,flag flying straight out with a temp of 22° at the moment.

Phyllis, sometimes the "old way" is still the best way. I have an old cast iron pan that is my fall back pan. Makes hash brown potatoes the best!

Lloyd, when I was on jury duty, an older gentleman had a saying that he used rather often. Those that matter don't mind and those that mind...........don't matter.

BUBBLE that is great news!! I am apprehensive on  getting this shot and  lots of research will have to be done before I do get it. This is a blessing if it works and does its job!

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


Good Morning Everyfriend!  The wind isn't as bad this morning as I was yesterday!  Thank goodness for that.  And the rain has stopped!  It's supposed to be in the low 40s and sunny today.  I can take that!

I have two appointments at the clinic today....on for blood work and one to check my blood pressure.  It was higher than they wanted it to be when I was in the last time.  I don't know what they expect.  I suffer from "white coat syndrome" and it's going to be up every time I have to have it checked in there!

As soon as the boinger goes off, the day begins.  I'll be on the move and probably won't have a chance to check in here until late afternoon.

AMY, I'm not getting the snow tires on this year. I'm just going to stay home!

JENNY, if you mean by "trigger finger" that one finger bends in toward your hand, I've had that surgery.  The surgery is not bad at all but you have to keep up with the recommended exercises after the surgery.  Mine was my little finger on my left hand and I managed to get it to the place where I can type with it just as I did before the surgery.  And that was my major goal. 

The boinger has gone off and I have to get going.  I wish you all a special day.  Make it your own in every way.  And don't forget to share it with your friends in the Soda Shoppe!

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Good morning Amy, Jane, Bubble and Jackie

Nice to see all of you. I am just marking my place and letting you know that I am still "alive and kickin' "  LOL

Bubble, I guess that is good news,  I am not going to be to quick on getting the vaccine until I hear the news that it is really safe.  I think it will be a while.

Shirley, I sure hope that you are starting to feel better.  We are all worried about you.  You are the first person that I
 "know" that has had the virus. Just rest and get well.

Jane, hope you got a good start on your Christmas candy making. 

Need to get some breakfast and then settle down and read for a while.  I am sure it is going to be a very interesting evening,
 A very long one, I am sure of.

Enjoy your day.



It is a beautiful morning here but cold.  We had freeze warnings up for overnight but since I don't garden anymore I didn't have to cover or bring anything in.  I didn't even hang ferns on the porch this year.  Too hard to reach up to water them.  I missed them but physical restrictions make life what it is.  However, I enjoy looking at my neighbor's ferns across the street.

I hope we hear from Shirley today.  And that she is feeling better.

So many countries and companies working on a vaccine for Covid 19.  We will have it eventually but it will take awhile to find a safe vaccine and then a while longer to produce enough quantity to get it to the public.  I've read that once they get through all of that they will vaccinate "first responders" first and I am all for that and then "high risk" groups and so on.  It will take a long time, I think, but it will happen.

A friend brought a large bag of apples from the mountains to me the other day and I made applesauce.  It is so good....I just wish it would last longer but we are really enjoying that sweet, fresh flavor.

Take care, All


November 03, 2020, 09:49:18 AM #59 Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 01:39:13 PM by Amy
Snow tires are on and all set for whatever winter throws at us. Their display room was full of tires all sizes and makes ready for winter  wear.

Jane, here we get a discount for having snow tires on...plus it may help one from spitting around like a button on an outhouse door. Sadly I have the same syndrome and when in surgery they told me to get  my Dr to check my bp. Of course with white coat and the fact  the anesthesiologist tried 4 times to get the needle in to put be out didn't help matters. Wanted to tell him in baseball  3 strikes and you're out......but he held the needle!! 
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