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Soda Shoppe for March 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, March 01, 2021, 12:20:05 AM

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Sorry JANIE....not fun to talk to yourself😩. I thought about you and hoped you enjoyed your bean soup. 

We had a very exciting day......after anxiously awaiting the news, we found out that #3 son and his family will be moving to NW Arkansas for a new job. Unfortunately Covid once again closed the second golf course for him this past year.  He is very well qualified so had two job offers within the week of being out of a job.  We are very thankful, and happy for him to get what we hope is going to be an excellent fit for him.

SHIRLEY, these stressful times sure are not helping you with your blood pressure issues.  So happy you found your gift cards. 

AMY, hope Kyle will get a good report from the Doppler.  Glad you did not get too much snow.  We are to have rain turning to snow tomorrow but it will be a fast moving storm. 

Pleasant dreams to EVERYFRIEND.



Good morning...

Our family of crows are back, the ones that sit in the pine tree and holler for the breakfast at 6 am. Soon it will be maple syrup time too..Spring is in the air.

Working around home  ,need to get at baking bread  this morning , need it cool enough to bag and put in the mailbox for the mail lady.

Not much else is happening here...so far.

Kyle now has 3 tops made for the trugs and I will get photos later.

Shirley, Kyle lost his remote for his hearing aids and we have looked high and low for it. It will likely turn up when he gets a new one.  Murphy's Law.

Jane, how was the soup?

Better get ready to meet the day.

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 SHIRLEY, JENNY and AMY.

The soup was GREAT!  Still is! Come on over and share it!

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Hope you enjoy a little history.

Special Group / Born Between 1930 - 1946. Today, they range in ages from 74 to 90.  Are you or do you know someone "still here"?

Interesting Facts for you

You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900s.

You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war which rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.

You saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans.

You saw cars up on blocks because tires weren't available.

You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed in the "milk box" on the porch.

You are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of grieving neighbors whose sons died in the War.

You saw the 'boys' home from the war, build their little houses.

You are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you imagined what you heard on the radio.

With no TV until the 50's, you spent your childhood "playing outside".

There was no little league.  There was no city playground for kids.

The lack of television in your early years meant, that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.

On Saturday afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.

Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines) and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).

Computers were called calculators; they were hand cranked.

Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage and changing the ribbon.

INTERNET' and 'GOOGLE' were words that did not exist.

Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening.

As you grew up, the country was exploding with growth.

The Government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.  Loans fanned a housing boom.  Pent up demand coupled with new instalment payment plans opened many factories for work.

New highways would bring jobs and mobility.

The Veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.

The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.

Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.

You weren't neglected, but you weren't today's all-consuming family focus.  They were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on They were busy discovering the post war world.

You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed, enjoyed yourselves and felt secure in your future though depression poverty was deeply remembered.

Polio was still a crippler.

You came of age in the 50s and 60s.  You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.  The second world war was over and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with unease.

Only your generation can remember both a time of great war, and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.  You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better...

You are "The Last Ones."  More than 99 % of you are either retired or deceased, and you feel privileged to have "lived in the best of times!"

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Don I was born in 1951 and the majority of your info fits my generation too.


Hello Everyfriend!  There sure aren't many in that "every" part of everyfriend today.  I hope this forum isn't dying off.  I won't have anyone to talk to if it does.

I miss the people who visited here every day...GLORIA for one!  I know where many of yu are and I wish I could follow you there.  Or I wish you would pop in here!

I was buried in paper work yesterday and today.  But my desk is cleaned off now and I can actually see the top of it.  My bills are getting paid and my accounts are in pretty good shape.  I'll be heading for the haysstack early tonight because Cooper will be arriving at 5:30 a.m.  tomorrow.  We have to be up and attem early.  And we were up and attem early today so I'm tired and ready for bed.

DON, I'm one of those born and raised in the time of your story.  I remember most of what was in that list.  We had an extra family member in our hours during the war years.  My great aunt came to live with us when her daughter joined the Army Nurse Corps.  "Aunt" Margaret used to spend her furloughs at our house and I was one of a very few kids with a close FEMALE relative in a uniform. 

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free, snow-free tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one.

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Great reminder, Don. I was born in Jan of '35 so everything rings true for me. Glad to see you pop in, how's life treating you these days?

I'm busy taking care of details for cataract surgery on Monday and daughter arriving on Sat. Been doing necessary cleaning of the spare bedroom that had become storage for "stuff" from the RV. Have one pile of things that go to CO and another pile that travels to MO. Weather makes a difference and having electricity in MO makes a big difference. I've had 7 years to accumulate stuff for the elephant and now it is a problem storing because "too hot or too cold" to leave out.

Our temps got above 70 today so feels like spring. Should have picked up leaves that blow in all year. Some people think they need to pick up leaves ONCE a year but haven't trained their trees to drop all at once. If I had trees to go with all the leaves I pick up by my front door, I'd be living in a forest. I hoped to get some bagged up today but maybe tomorrow will do better. Going to get cataracts removed a week apart & then waiting for the last to heal before glasses before I can get back to yard work... going to be a busy month. We have spring rains coming through tonight.

Cats are already sacked out. Last night they decided to stay outside but they didn't want to go back out after their last snack tonight because the rain already started. I opened the bedroom today so fresh air should make for good sleeping. Sweet dreams to all and God Bless. Shirley


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.


Good moring, Everyfriend!  I'm up and attem already.  Cooper arrived a little past 5:30 this morning and I already have the bed stripped and the sheets washing.  Both dogs have been out and we're waiting for the boinger for breakfast. 

Nice to see SANDY popping in.  Come back and chat!

SHIRLEY, you are in my prayers for getting ready for surgery and for having it done!  I wish you good sight and a good visit with your daughter!  Aren't we lucky to have kids who care?

I wish everyfriend a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow! Make it your own in every way!

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Good morning..

Clear sky out there but chilly at -2°

I am also up but think attem stayed i bed...but the day goes on. Managed to get bread bakes yesterday, just need some Chelsea buns made now. Making a pot of bean and ham soup for lunch and supper will be???

Shirley, you know we will all be thinking  and praying for you on Monday. You will come through both surgeries with flying colours.

Don, interesting times for sure.

Phyllis and Joy hope all is well there.

Better get my duds on to meet the day.

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

Lloyd Hammond

March 05, 2021, 08:59:26 AM #40 Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 09:03:05 AM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Morning everyone. It is 40º and cloudy, supposed to get to high of 56º here today 5 t0 20 Mph wends out of n e . I went to bed Late was almost today. slept 6,3 hours according to tattle tail, both my shoulders are hurting this morning. getting old is no fun. the other day we bought a 1/2 ham. sliced part of it for sandwiches and ground a goodly amount and made ham salad. Nancy dose that with Ham pickle relish Miracle whip salad dressing. good sandwiches' or on hi ho crackers. I an Making my elf Hungary so better go eat breakfast. Have a good day.



I enjoyed your list, donklan, but would take one exception.  I was born in 1929 so everything on the list is firmly in my memory.  But, we were well aware of the reality of the world.  We had two daily newspapers, radio news at morning, noon and twice at night in 15 minute segments, weekly news magazines, and class rooms that stressed current world happenings.  All of that along with movie newsreels.  I remember studying the beginnings of WW2 in Europe when I was in grade school...well before the US became actively involved.  I think we had a pretty good grasp of what the "real world" was like even if we were somewhat isolated from it.

Glad your daughter is coming to be with you, Shirley.  Your cataract surgery will go just fine.

Wish Gloria would come back soon.  I miss her.

Sorry I've missed a couple of days but I have been really busy with a lot of household business that seems to all come due at once.  I have dealt with most of it but still need to tackle the taxes next week.  After that I think I can relax for awhile.

Take care, All.


Thank you all for the kind words, prayers and patience for my blabbering. I honestly wasn't this concerned about heart surgery but think my brother dying a year ago yesterday has something to do with my panic. His dying like he did was a total shock & it had to do with whatever medicine they put in him that caused it. We know we are wired different, he, our father & I all enjoyed a cup of coffee "to relax & go to sleep". Anyway, I know I repeat myself but when I went to pick up my meds to take before the surgery, turns out this doctor ordered the same as the one last year. The pharmacist told me this time that "one is an antibiotic and the other a steroid" ... just the name is similar. So I will take and shut up. Taking the BP meds but every time I check BP my heart starts to pound & BP runs up... Will be glad when this is all over. From what I understand, it is a ONE time thing, right?  :o  :-\

Yep, Lloyd, my mother also made ham salad the same way. Like you, I'm hungry again..all the time.

Phyllis, I was asking my kids lately if they ever had any high school classes about types of world governments, civics, history from ancient to present. They had practically NO education as it started being "socially unacceptable" to talk or teach about anything controversial. What a shame we can't teach the next generations by discussing and analyzing what is right or wrong. 

This isn't getting the house cleaned. I'm shocked at how much needs to be done but will be burning the midnight oil before my daughter shows up tomorrow! Thanks for putting up with my "stewing & fretting".... haha, I remember one of the shows when Maude made a crack about Rose's "stewing & fretting". They had some good writers for that show~~~

I guess Gloria is not fighting to go home until she is comfortable with being able to take care of herself. Maybe the food is better?  Do wish she had a computer to talk to us.....



It was a nice sunny day after a bit of snow overnight. 

We are getting ready for our first trip during this pandemic....getting on a airplane is a bit daunting to me to be very honest, but we have a need to do this, so off we will go.  Going to visit our SoCal Family before they leave the Palm Springs.  We are going to drive one of the sons car to Arizona and will see my dad.  Then we decide if we are going to return to Denver or drive straight on to their new home in NW Arkansas. It sure is going to be strange to be out and about driving around and being in a different areas after being home bound for so long🤪

SHIRLEY, you will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers Monday as you have your surgery.  Sure glad your daughter is able to be there with you. 

PHYLLIS, good to see you joining in.  It is not hard for us to get so involved with things and just not get in here to say hello.  I know I do this more than I would like.  I want to do a better job of checking in even if I do not have much to say as there are friends waiting for us here!  I miss GLORIA too, and hope she will be able to get home soon and get back on line.

DONKLIN, I enjoyed reading your interesting facts.  I was born in 1947, so just after the things mentioned, however I remember many of the things on the list.  Thank you for sharing.

SANDY, are you feeling better now that you have cut many of the "no no's" out of your diet? 

JANE, I, too had aunts that were in the service during the war. I am proud when I read things about the "Waves" and the nursing Corp. 

AMY, I would be more than happy to come and join you and eat some of your beans and ham....yummmm! 

Time to start some dinner.....enjoy the rest of your evening.



Hello Everyfriend!  Cooper will be an early arrival again tomorrow so I'm heading for the haystack a bit early tonight.  I got a lot done today but most of it doesn't show.  Most of my bills are paid for this month and that's always a big load off my mind.

I still have to hone my grocery list and email it to my daughter for tomorrow's shopping.  She tries to go early before the crowds gather so she needs the list tonight.

Today was sunshiny but COLD!  The wind was blowing and I didn't check the wind chill factor but it was 19 when we were out for the first time this morning.  I'm freezing the rest rest of the bean soup in soup dishes overnight and then tomorrow, I'll put them in plastic bags.  That way they'll be easy to grab, toss in a soup bowl, set in the microwave and eat.

PHYLLIS, my daughter wants me to forward your 15 bean soup recipe to her so it's still getting around!  Thank you for sharing.  It's really good soup!  And I think I know what the lemon juice does!  I think it removes the "music" from the beans!  What a good idea!

I'm going to email my list and take off for the haystack!  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy, healthy, germ-free, snow-free, warmer tomorrow!  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well my sleep pills did Not work at all Last night. I could not get to sleep at all, just toss and turn and Keeping Nancy from resting. so I got up closed the bedroom door and turned on the TV very low finely dosed off around 3:30 AM for about a hour. woke up and took my blood sugar and here I am for the day, I Have a wood work job to do for my grand daughter's church to hold books on the back of the pews. at least I am doing some work for God. Have a good day.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  I made it up in time to meet and greet Cooper when he arrived.  We all had breakfast together and I took a separate walk with each of the dogs.  Then I took the time to put my car under cover when we get back.  IT'S SNOWING AGAIN IN CENTRAL PA! 

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

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Good morning...
 I was up and running this morning. Wanted to pick up a few things  at the grocery store and Kyle wanted to go to the lumber store.

Hank now has a new home, the top came in for the cabinet and hubby attached it yesterday. Extra space to put my baking instead of using the table  :thumbup:

Laundry day here ,due to helping Kyle yesterday I didn't get the baking done but maybe.....just maybe it might get done today. I am not committing to anything as he needs help in the shop and sure enough if I start something that will be when he needs me.

Jenny, can understand your apprehension on flying but know how much you want to see your family and hug them. Your  Dad will be so happy to see you!

Lloyd, maybe to night you will get your sleep.

Jane, our paper work has gone into the bookkeeper and now it is wait and see time.

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


Good morning everyone, nothing new here as I'm still recovering, and anything said about that would make me a PITA, and I've done enough of that, so I'll say no more.


Patricia, thank you for the chuckle...you do realize that you will get better. If you're like me you wanted it yesterday or last week even. I think we are our own worst patients.
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


March 06, 2021, 10:38:54 AM #50 Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 10:40:28 AM by patricia19
Amy, you know how I can get. I'm saving everyone!


Good Morning,

This is the 4th beautiful day in a row for central Oklahoma!  Our big ice storm last October and recent Blizzard have caused trees and shrubs to be very slow getting new leaves and blossoms so maybe this will spur them to Get Going.

I actually went out for lunch yesterday - in a real restaurant!  First time since last March.
#1 son took me to a Pizza Kitchen where you order your pizza freshly made while you watch.  I ordered an individual pizza with cheese and crumbled sausage....and ate every single bite.

Jenny, I think the route from Phoenix to northeastern Arkansas would take you directly through OKC.  If you decide to do that and the timing is right, would love to connect with you for lunch or, maybe, a Braum's ice cream stop.

Shirley,  you'll be in my thoughts and prayers for Monday's surgery. I think you'll be amazed. 
I understand about BP soaring when you take it yourself - or when you're under stress.  Mine usually goes back to what is normal for me (considered high for the "experts") after I get the relaxing meds - or the procedure is over.

Patricia,  hang in there.  :smitten:

I decided to clean up/out some picture files and have a mess on my work table.  Better turn around and get busy.

Enjoy your day, Everyfriend.


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


Yayyyyyyyy  Gloria is here!!! Welcome home dear lady!!We have missed you so much!!!
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 afternoon Everyone,
from the Sunny but cold,  rocky coast of Maine.   

SANDY, are you feeling better now that you have cut many of the "no no's" out of your diet? "

I am feeling better.  My BP is low and my heart rate
has gone up into the 70's, so I feel very good. 
I do miss eating all that high sodium foods, but
 I cook my veggies in the oven and they come out
so tasty that I can live nicely without adding
any  sodium.     

It takes a long time to get used to a new way
of eating.   But Doc said no more so no more
it it is.     Otherwise,  all is well here. 
Same as before isolation wise...  No Covid,  no colds
and no flu,  so I can't complain.   

High to Everyone...  Take good care of yourselves.


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.


What did I miss?  I don't see GLORIA!  Have I gone blind?

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March 06, 2021, 03:47:07 PM #56 Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 03:53:30 PM by Amy
Jane, no you're not blind..she was in but didn't post. I would imagine she is tired and is just reading.

Sandy I posted a baked cauliflower recipe in What's For Dinner.
My son got me eating this and oh my tis good. Put  in the spices you like and leave out what you don't like.

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


March 06, 2021, 04:07:12 PM #57 Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 04:11:07 PM by Tomereader1
Amy, there was a little flyer in today's paper, from Hammacher-Schlemmer picturing two trugs (they call them raised garden something). I have misplaced the ad, but they are nice, and I bet pricey. 


This bit of news (trivia) will no doubt confound a lot of you, but most will remember.  I had this Ear Bug for some reason this A.M., a song my mother used to sing to me:  "Down in the meadow is a little bitty pool, with three little fishies and the mama fishie too.  Swim, said the mama fishie, swim if you can, so they swam and they swam right over the dam".  After much searching, I finally found a YouTube of a group that recorded it back in the late 30's.  It has the best sound quality, and you can understand the lyrics better, with another verse or two.  There was one with a "name" band of that time, but they kind of veered off the purpose of the song IMHO.

Maybe Oldiesmann can post the good one in his forum.


Amy, the Pest Thwarting Elevated Garden carries a price tag of $199.95 to $279.95.  I tried to copy a picture from that flyer, and haven't managed to make it copy/paste.  Sorry.