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Soda Shoppe for January 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, January 01, 2021, 12:19:52 AM

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I stare at a blank page. Concentrating.
What could I possibly write?
What words powerful enough exist?
to express how I truly feel.

 I hold the phone.  Pondering.
What could I possibly say?
What spoken word would be enough?
to convince you of the my endless love.

I sit with my head in my hands. Wondering.
What could I possibly do?
What actions would undoubtedly prove?
that you are my everything.

If love were a tear drop,
my love for you would drown the world.

Tony C.
(from old SeniorNet)


A preacher is coming to the end of his sermon and he tells the congregation, "In preparation for next week's sermon, everybody read Leviticus chapter 28."

Next week when everybody comes in the preacher follows up, "Now who read Leviticus chapter 28?"

Almost everybody raises their hands.

The preacher says, "Okay, good.
 There is no Leviticus chapter 28. I'd like to begin my sermon on lying."


   A blonde woman goes to her lawyer and tells him, "I want to divorce my husband."

The lawyer says, "Do you have any grounds?"

She replies, "Yes, we have a few acres. But there's nothing valuable on it."

He says, "That's not what I meant, do you have a grudge?"

She replies, "Yes, that's where I park my car."

The lawyer becomes angry at this point,
"Why do you want a divorce?!"

She replies, "We have trouble communicating."


January 01, 2021, 12:42:28 AM #6 Last Edit: January 01, 2021, 12:46:46 AM by Denver
I wish you all a healthy and happy year to come.  May 2021 be a year where we can heal the world from this horrible virus and heal the hearts of so many who are suffering. 

Feeling very blessed that no one in my immediate family or friends have had to endure this Covid Virus.  I hope and pray we can all get vaccinated and be safe soon. 

Again, I feel so thankful for having all of my friends in this Shoppe in my life.  Getting to communicate with all of you has always been so special to me and I hope we can all continue to enjoy each other for a good long time.

Pleasant dreams to all.


Thank you, BUBBLE, for our nice new SODA SHOPPE for 2021 🥰


Not quite midnight in central Oklahoma but I've watched the ball drop in Times Square and am about ready to drop mine and  :sleepy: .

The weather alerts throughout the evening indicate that we may discover several inches of snow when we wake up next year.

Sleep well,Everyfriend, and have pleasant dreams of a Happ(ier) New Year.


Happy New Year, may this be the year that turns everything around and gets us all back on track!

Good morning.

Didn't hear any guns going of or fireworks either last night. Sure hope people that said they were having parties last night changed their mind.

A day of letting it do what it wants here. Kyle built a new hutch for his desk so we will be bringing it in and his old one will be put on my desk. Nothing else has been planned for the day.

Jane, I always enjoy talking with my cuz :)

Bubble, thank you for the new start page. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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


HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYFRIEND! :hb2: I hope we'll all be able to celebrate, big-time very soon!  I sure do miss the hugs!  And the family gatherings!  I wish every WELL in the New Year! 

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As I look out my window at the rainy, dreary skies it just looks like the old year to me.  But, I know that behind those clouds the sun is shining somewhere......isn't it?

I didn't see the ball drop or hear the fireworks.  I tried to keep my eyes open but had to give up a little after 11 o'clock last night and let the new year come in without any help from me.  I guess it made it just fine without me.

I wish a good day and a good new year for all of my friends.


Happy New Year!  We have snow on the ground & more predicted for the day. The ground needed the moisture so for right now, "it's a good thing". Thanks for the clean slate, Bubble... those flowers are gorgeous!


Good morning from the Interior, its chilly this morning and will be until this coming Wednesday. Happy New Year, and my hope for everyone is a safe, healthy, sane normalcy that comes sooner than expected!


Good morning HAPPY NEW YEAR.
I am fine but worn out. We did a lot of cooking on Thursday and being on my feet too long left me with wobbly legs. Laid on the couch most of yesterday and it rained most  of the day. Was supposed to go to my son's today but too tired to go.
Have a wonderful day and stay healthy in 2021. I am going to head back to the couch.

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I am listening to Guy Lombardo, AMY, and thank you so much for sharing this.  This is the type of New Years I would like to celebrate, not the current ones with all the unknown people to me on the New Years Eve shows😩

We did make it well past midnight, so officially welcomed in the new year. 

The pot of black eyed peas are cooking and they sure do smell yummy.  We are going to have crab cakes in a hour or so as my hubby watches his football games🏈

I wish you all a good rest of this very first day of 2021.



No one's been in here since about 3 this afternoon!  It's either a very busy day for everyone or you're all worn out from celebrating last night?

I'm off to the haystack to look for some zzzzs!  I had my sauer kraut for luck in the new year so my grandfather is happy!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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January 02, 2021, 06:15:49 AM #17 Last Edit: January 03, 2021, 07:09:34 AM by Amy
Good morning everyone..

We are to get more snow today, rather have that than rain!
Off to the grocery store early to pick up items for our friends and us . Then home to do laundry and tidy up.. Just seems laundry day is coming quicker each week and I am always chasing dust bunnies.

Jenny ,you're welcome. Is crab cake made the same way as salmon cake only with crab instead?

Gloria, hope you are feeling better today..

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 everyone, finally feel rested. Guess I better stop trying to cook and just let Yvette do the cooking. But at  least I have 8 containers in the freezer with vegetable soup the way my Mom made it and I had some yesterday and it sure tasted good.

JENNY  in the years of Guy Lombardo we could understand the words and they made sence and had rythm to the music. I loved t he big band era.

JANE  I was washing  dishes a t midnight and didn't  realize the time so guess I welcomed in the new year. By t he t ime I finished i t was no wonder I slept the first day of  the new year away.

AMY  feel rested this morning, hope it keeps up all day. You sound like where my daughter lives, anyone going into town will ask if anyone needs anything. Where they are on a mountain with dirt roads it take s an hour to get into town.

Time for my breakfast, Have a good day everyone and Please God let this vaccine work and kill the covid-19.

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Gloria, our friend would say when washing dishes that he was pearl diving. ;D 
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


Well, at least I don't have to drink my coffee alone while I talk to myself this morning!  I did take a look over in NB&T and I see a lot of you congregate over there.  When I was sort of new in Senior Net, I warned in no uncertain terms not to join a certain person's conversations, so I don't find it easy to post over there.  I sure hope we don't lose the Soda Shoppe!

We had sleet and freezing rain overnight and it's supposed to continue into the day.  Needless to say, my car will sit in the driveway today.  And I hope everyone I love will stay home, too.

My plan for today, is to pack up the Christmas decorations and then sort the recycling and load it in the car ready for the the next day it's open.  And that should keep me pretty busy. 

Frankie and Cathy were both planning to come by today but I hope they change their minds due to the weather.  It's really icy out there and the township doesn't do salt.

I wish you all a good day....better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. 

P.S. Now I'm going over and look at the "Guess Who" picture again.  I'm guessing!

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Jane, Seniors and Friends is our home B&T is just another room in the home. :)

Did you send the 3 inches of snow that Kyle told me we now have??  Not sure if it a waltz with shovel or breakdance with snow blower....will wait till it is light out.
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


The rain has finally stopped but now it is foggy.  I disagree, Amy.  I'd rather have rain than snow.  I've never had to get out and shovel rain..  ;D

I'm afraid there were a few in the old Sr. Net that had that attitude, Jane, but I don't think it exists here in any of the forums in S&F.  I'm pretty sure you would be more than welcome to post in Bait & Tackle if you wanted to.

David has to pick up groceries today though I really am not interested in even thinking about food.  The pot roast yesterday was excellent but there was a lot of it and we will be eating it again for Sunday dinner. 

I was really tired, too, Gloria, after cooking yesterday.  I went to bed early last night but I think I was too tired to sleep well so I'm looking forward to a nap after lunch.

Take care, All.


Phyllis, I was also too tired to go to sleep so will nap today.  I slept a lot yesterday but did wear myself out with the snow blower. Our snow was wet & heavy & the poor blower kept clogging up in the chute so I would bounce it up & down to get the clog out. Afraid cleaning off the snow just left the ice below & NO de-ice stuff & forgot to bring up a bucket of sand from the river bed. Last year the gophers had piles of sand up on top so all I had to do was take my bucket & shovel & fill it. At least the sand doesn't damage the concrete... & doesn't hurt the grass when it washes off. Ah, well, will bring up a bucket full when this snow melts.

Did I tell you that some "down the street neighbors" came to MY path to the river & wore all the snow off before I got a chance to go out with my snow nut???  They've walked the river a lot, with kids & big dog, and know I wore off all those darn thorns that will puncture tires (I couldn't keep the tires up on the other wagon I had, got full of thorns).. anyway, those guys were like a bunch of kids after their kids went home with the mothers... haha, they were hopping on their adult size saucers & flying down the hill & over that hump going into the river bed. No danger since I now have all that "beach" where the beaver keep cutting down the trees. It is a fun place & I should have gone on out to take pics. When I went out to check after they were gone, there were patches all the way up & down of grass showing... they wore out MY SNOW!

Jane, I also noticed some of us post both places now & then.... I think I started when Mary Ann was trying to keep it going for Norm.... Like Amy said, it's now sort of another room in the house.

Gloria, I remembered to use the cream on my knees twice yesterday & think it made a difference so will double that today. I am also wearing some gee-mo-gotchees & think keeping knees warmer when in & out helps, too. Can we really be getting OLD???  :o 

I've got to wrap up & bring the dumpster back to the garage. Normal pick up is on Fridays but ran a day later with Christmas... & I noticed one of the neighbors had put their's out for Friday Jan.1... so I put mine out just in case I didn't read the schedule. They came by today so will check out the ice & hope the mail person can get through without breaking their neck.  Since yesterday felt like Sunday it is impossible for my brain to believe this is Sat....  be so glad when holidays are over & I can get my head on straight! Here's to a great 2021...

Lloyd Hammond

January 02, 2021, 11:36:14 AM #24 Last Edit: January 03, 2021, 08:57:21 AM by phyllis
hello well another blessing having my grand daughter here. she got my old computer up and running.
so I can post. will be alright until I get my laptop out of the shop. we only have about 1/2" of snow, but it is over ice. and not getting any sun just cold


January 02, 2021, 11:59:33 AM #25 Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 12:08:53 PM by Amy
Lloyd, glad to see you up and running but I think you should remove your email address or you will be getting a lot of garbage email.

We do have all the snow cleaned up..I did waltz with the snowblower and hubby used the shovel. Laundry is now blowing out on the line..

Shirley there is an ice melt that is safe for concrete and paws..


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, and it is chilly here in the Interior at nineteen below. It's not expected to get much warmer until next Wednesday, unfortunately. I have to go out and get some things done that I've put off. I have Amazon orders and friends dropping by every day tomorrow and next week, so no time to procrastinate as I've been doing.   :-[

Jane, in SeniorNet, back in 2000 when I came over from ThirdAge, I spent time in different regional groups, met Bunny, Rae, P.Roe, and so many nice people, and found PSP.  Somehow in all that, I discovered Norm and Papa John. Their antics and deep respect and friendship for each other drew me in.

Theirs was a welcoming community, and I believe there was some minor clashing between Pat Scott and Norm initially because they had prior groups they headed before SeniorNet. But it was all smoothed out other than a blip or two after SeniorNet's blowout.

Actually, it was here that I started posting in the Soda Shop, only because I knew NB&T better. But as others have said, it's just another room in the house. We're all family.


I found this great quote on a news brief, "As Albert Camus once wrote, "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."

Lloyd Hammond

January 02, 2021, 02:41:15 PM #28 Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 11:39:19 PM by Lloyd Hammond
Amy thanks for the come back. but I do not see what you are seeing, so I am at loss. mabey someone that sees what you are seeing, and is smarter than me can fix it, Please.



Lloyd, go back into your message and just remove your email address..

Under your post you will see quick edit......click on that and your message will come up....just erase your email address.
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