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Soda Shoppe for May 1, 2021

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April 30, 2021, 11:43:55 PM #3 Last Edit: April 30, 2021, 11:45:43 PM by so_P_bubble

 by MaryPage Drake
I can't go home again these days
Except inside my mind
And there I run right up those steps
Knowing whom inside I'll find.
I do not knock, for I belong
With those who wait for me.
A house is just a house, but home
Consists of family.
Hello to uncles, hi to aunts
My Grandma sits right there.
She watches all the world go by
From her old resting chair.
And where is Mama, I have to hug
Her first among the bunch.
I find her in the kitchen helping
Hilda with the lunch.
I miss them all, for they're all gone
They each one up and died.
A house is a house, but a home depends
On those who wait inside.

 MaryPage Drake
© MPD 4/24/2021


(Poem I wrote for a friend who lost her best friend to cancer)
*~*~*~* The Angel *~*~*~*

Why is it that you were taken away,
I had so much left to say.
We had shared so much together,
it never mattered what the weather.
If things were good, when things were bad...
If we were happy, when we were sad...
You were always there for me,
whenever, I needed you to be.

We grew up together, you and I.
now we've said our last "good bye."
At first, it was extremely hard for me,
to live without things that used to be.
Each night I lie down, I think of you.
all of the things you had gone through.
The pain of watching you loose your life,
I prayed each night you would win the fight...
Now you are gone, and I must carry on.

I picture you now in such  "bright light,"
laughing with me, with such delight.
Close to my heart you will always be,
the "Angel" who watches over me.
I will always Love you my "Friend,"
I await the day we meet again!

~ written by Cynthia D. Brooks


A poodle and a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. "My life is a mess," he says. "My owner is mean, my girlfriend ran away with a schnauzer, and I'm as jittery as a cat."

"Why don't you go see a psychiatrist?" suggests the collie.

"I can't," says the poodle. "I'm not allowed on the couch."


May 01, 2021, 02:10:50 AM #6 Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 03:56:23 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Oh that poor poodle, it cant do this, it cant do that... ;D

...if you are ever in UK, you can " rattle my door " anytime, just let me know you and Nancy are coming and i will have that kettle on in a jiff... ;)

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

Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. Vanilla-Jackie I need directions to get there, how is it from Missouri. Like dose it touch USA and if so what state or states, three of our grandsons were here yesterday and will be back to day fixing our motorhome, so we can travel in it again. I learned my lesson not to get it off the hard surface roads and spin it back and fourth and do damage to its power train. we do not plan on flying in airplanes ever again, if there is no road to there from here we wont, If there are a good chance we may come that way.



Good Morning Everyfriend!  The boinger just went off so I have to go tend to Mickie's needs and get myself some breakfast! 

LLOYD, you'll never find a road to England where Jackie lives!

BUBBLE, thanks for our new place!  I love it all!

Gotta go!  Enjoy your day!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


May 01, 2021, 07:35:56 AM #9 Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 07:40:28 AM by Amy
Good morning..

A bright sunny day despite the bit of snow lingering in the shade. Busy day ahead, folks picking up trugs and the phone tech back again. Some where in all this pile the last of the wood.

Bubble, thank you for the new start!

Jane,these dogs are getting picky. Scrambled some eggs for them but they really liked the leftovers of the prime rib!

Patricia, yes most of the snow has gone. We had high winds also yesterday to go with the snow.  Just read that an 84 yr old man was killed  from a falling tree while riding his tractor.

Better get the day in motion here.

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


May 01, 2021, 08:09:09 AM #10 Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 08:12:35 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
...i am never good on directions but first you need to find a plane that heads for Heathrow...but i see your flying days are now over...

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


Merry May Day.  Thank you, Bubble, for the new shoppe.


Good morning, 32 degrees here, so no need for an air conditioner! According to the weather gurus, this colder weather will extend thru May. It does say progressing to the early seventies the last week of the month. It warns of scattered showers thru the eighth. Last winter's cold streak has turned into spring's cold streak. I have to wonder about the farmers and gardeners here.

Callie, I would love to see a hummingbird or two. It has been years since I saw them in the states.

Bubble, I enjoyed your graphics, poems, and especially that joke. Thank you for the new opening!

Amy, that's sad about the older man killed by the tree. It seems to me that this past year has seen several falling tree deaths.

All of our snow is gone except for scattered patches in the ridges, but the showers predicted thru the eighth should take care of that. No wind here, which is nice when it's cold like this.

I  would throw over the eggs for prime rib too.

Good morning Jane!


I have spent the last few days going through my stashes of PSP and other stuff to clean some out and reorganize others. And I found this from 2017 Halloween! Talk about a trip down memory lane!



It sure wasn't a busy day in here today!  PATRICIA, I loved the picture! I tried my best to name everyone but there's a guy I can't place and a gal I'm not sure of!

I'm off to the haystack now!  My eyes have been in slamshut mode for about an hour now and I'm giving up!  It was a beautiful day here....sunshiny, warm (not hot) all day.  And now were supposed to have some rain overnight!  Perfect!

I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy Spring day tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


HAPPY MAY DAY to ALL.  Oh for the good old days when we would find a little basket of flowers on our porch on this day💐💐 Of course we would do the same for others too😘

This has been a busy and crazy week.  Thursday I had the MRI on my good shoulder.  I dreaded it as I am extremely claustrophobic....I found this out a few years back when I was having my first MRI... it did not help when the tech said," it is going to be extremely tight in there.....GREAT 🥺 Thanks DUDE!  I made sure I got my eyes closed before I was rolled in and I kept them that way!  It was 40 minutes and I kept my mind busy thinking about how many of these Michele has done.  😩

The results of the MRI appeared on my medical page very quickly.  When I read the details I just knew it was not good and surgery was again in my future😢😩😤  Tear / tearing appeared a lot in the report.  Yesterday I received the doctors summary and even though it is not a very good scenario, I will not be facing another shoulder surgery immediately. They hope they can get me through for awhile with some cortisone shots. 

Yesterday I had a appointment with a new diabetes doctor.  I was slipped in a "before the regular patient day started", I was told.  Kind of a meet and great one.  WELL.... one hour and a half later the doctor moved on to his normal scheduled patients.  He did not rush one bit and seemed quite intrigued by my situation.  Moral of the story is he said I am not a diabetic....the past years have been nothing but a very clear picture of other docs pushing this diabetic drugs at me, and they are more than likely the cause of my weight gain over the years.  He took me off of one pill and no more insulin for me at all! 

There is a in house dietitian and she had a opening a couple of hours later if we could wait.  I called my PT lady and she was more than happy to slide my work out by one hour.  So we got to meet with the dietitian for one hour also.  She was very pleased with our current eating habits so that went very well also. 

My PT time was great!  Tara, my gal is wonderful. We did our PT stuff and then she turned into my masseuse. She said I deserved a extra little treat after what all I have been through.  After sitting in the doctors office with my arm sling cutting into my neck for 4 hours she massaged my neck and shoulders...my poor arm that still has bruises and extremely sore and my incision.  It was fabulous.  She is one very sweet lady. 

Michele was moved to acute care yesterday evening.  She is still on the same campus.  Dave had to do a lot of calling and dealing to get this accomplished over just skilled nursing.  She has PT three times every day and with any luck she may be able to get home by next weekend, Mother's Day. 🙏🙏

I am sorry I took more than my fair share of space here....

I hope you all had a good Saturday.

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


I was on my way to bed but one last check in... so glad I did. Jenny, with all the ups & downs, the bottom line it sounds like ups won out! No diabetes/drugs sounds like a big step up, good for you! I'm moaning with all the rest about knees but so far the shoulders are doing okay, so can't really relate to that problem (give me time  :o  ) I will pray that Michele gets home for Mother's Day, I'm sure they will all rejoice... and we will as well!

Patricia, thanks for pulling up that photo. Like you, only a couple I'm not sure about, but my goodness, didn't we have fun??!!

Bubble, thanks for the new house and decorations! Great readings, is that OUR Mary Page writing?

Past bedtime, just told Google to wake me at 5:00 am. Until my son got me the clock that goes with the other "stuff" that Google can do (lights on & off & video monitoring doors/outside, etc.)... I never needed an alarm but gotta let the kids know I am using.  ;) Got a few things accomplished today, including washing the car & drying off with the chamois. I forgot to go back & clean windows with Windex so hope they aren't too bad for that daybreak light. I always do the Windex with paper towels because the chamois leaves streaks unless I wash it first. Oh, well... supposed to rain Mon & Tues so will be icky again soon.

Don't know how I used to wash those full size conversion vans every week, but I did. The guys at the car wash used to watch to make sure that power washer didn't blow me off the ladder.  :D  Not sure why I enjoy washing the vehicles but guess satisfaction of having them clean. When the cars go to dealer for oil change & free car wash I tell them "don't wash unless you chamois off".... so they do. I put up with them washing & having the car dripping wet & caked with mud by the time I get home across town so got brave & spoke up. I don't think they do that to the men (leave 'em wet). I explained that the street dust stuck to the cars so bad I had to re-wash when I got home.

Better get to bed, 5:00am rolls around fast. Sweet dreams & God Bless. Love y'all. Shirley


Good Morning Everyfriend!  I don't have much time because I'm waiting for the boinger and Cooper's arrival.  But I had to say, "Good Going" to JENNY.  What luck you got that new doctor who seems to care about his patients and you can keep the gal you like who goes "beyond". I'm also praying for Michele every day. 

SHIRLEY, you would really hate my car!  I clean out the interior regularly but I'm not good about the outside.  But for the small amount of driving I do any more, it doesn't really get that dirty!

I'm off to stare out the window watching for the arrival of Cooper.  It helps Frankie cut a few seconds and make it to work on time.

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

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


Good morning...

Seems we are in for 3 days of liquid sunshine here..I am so happy that today is a day of rest! Yesterday was a tad busy, put laundry on the line to dry ,then into town to pick up pipe and seed potatoes. Home to finish piling the wood and it is done, now for the next load.  Helped load the trug for the son and his Dad then over to the neighbours to  fit an existing top we had on one of her trugs. In the mean time the phone tech came again to see why the phone was /wasn't working. All is well now I hope. I sure didn't need any rocking last night.

Jane, have fun with Cooper!

Shirley, the windows on the van need a cleaning ,I use a bathroom shower squeegee to do them. Just need to do them :)

Jenny, what Jane said works for me also. Dear me, I think it is time for good news in your family.

Patricia, we have had a few  men die from those widow makers here. Friend lost her husband that way a couple of years ago. Always wise to have someone in the woods with you, just incase.

Going to be a lazy day here..

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. Some good news is better than no good news, Jenny.  A better doctor and no diabetes is good news so we'll just think about that.  Leave the not-so-good news about the shoulder until later.

My gosh, Patricia, I'm not sure I ever saw that old PSP graphic!  I can recognize a lot of the faces but not all.  It's good to see those that have been gone for awhile.

Sunny and cool and beautiful here today.  Going to be warm this afternoon.

Thanks for the new "room", Bubble.  Would you mind if I added to the décor a little bit?  If it is out of place just delete it.  I promise I won't be upset.



Phyllis, I am never upset about adding to the topic, on the contrary: help is always welcome.

Shirley, yes this is a poem by our MaryPage. What a talented lady she is!


Thank you, Phyllis; I copied your meme to send to my sister as her birthday is in May. The two I'm missing are the woman under Jack, which is embarrassing because I'm positive I knew her to post to and that I think she was a good friend of Callie. Helena?  The other is the woman under Gloria.


Good Morning,

Jenny, I'm also happy at your news!  I hope the diabetic dietician was/is as helpful for you as mine was for me. She taught me a "managed carbohydrate" way to eat and it's kept my blood sugar at acceptable levels for more than 20 years.

Patricia, you're thinking of Helona who did, indeed, become a good friend - along with Ginnie B. We had such fun together - especially meeting SeniorNetters traveling through Oklahoma on I-35,  I-40 and/or I-44. 
 Helona died several years ago and Ginnie B moved back to Tennessee when her daughter left her teaching position at OU.


Thanks, Callie, For the information. I knew I should have known that info! so that was Helona in the photo? Do you recognize the woman under Gloria?


Patricia, sorry -I don't see anyone who looks like either Helona or Ginnie B.  and I don't recognize the woman below Gloria.


I'm sorry, Callie. It was the woman under Jack that I was thinking of.


Patricia, I think that might be me!!


Hey Patrica...I was looking at the photos posted...I'm in there...last row third person down ...CC


May 02, 2021, 04:10:59 PM #28 Last Edit: May 03, 2021, 05:20:05 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Callie, mystery solved, the photo under Gloria is me, hair covering my eyes... I have vague recollections of that photo, i do remember seeing this collage before and knowing that i am in it...Not a recent photo i still have saved on my computer but, i have been a member for a good eleven - twelve years, so maybe an earlier photo of me that i once posted as my avatar that has slipped my mind...I had to look twice when i saw it, and trying to think back.....This is an older version of me i once used as avatar, or younger version, whichever way you look at it...
Ahh those were the days, our lovely Larry Hanna and Joan FL, two past members i shall never forget...

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


May 02, 2021, 04:13:23 PM #29 Last Edit: May 02, 2021, 04:19:27 PM by patricia19
That must have been why I had you on my mind, Callie!  ;D

I saw you, CC! You were one of the familiar ones. from before.

Now we need to identify the woman between you and Gloria!