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Soda Shoppe for June 1, 2021

Started by so_P_bubble, June 01, 2021, 01:57:25 AM

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A Word to Husbands
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.


Kahlil Gibran
Hearts united in pain and sorrow
will not be separated by joy and happiness.
Bonds that are woven in sadness
are stronger than the ties of joy and pleasure.
Love that is washed by tears
will remain eternally pure and faithful


Buckets of Rain
Bob Dylan

Buckets of rain
Buckets of tears
Got all them buckets comin' out of my ears
Buckets of moonbeams in my hand
You got all the love
Honey baby, I can stand

I been meek
And hard like an oak
I seen pretty people disappear like smoke
Friends will arrive, friends will disappear
If you want me
Honey baby, I'll be here

I like your smile
And your fingertips
Like the way that you move your lips
I like the cool way you look at me
Everything about you is bringing me misery

Little red wagon
Little red bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like
I like the way you love me strong and slow
I'm takin' you with me
Honey baby, when I go

Life is sad
Life is a bust
All ya can do is do what you must
You do what you must do and ya do it well
I'll do it for you
Honey baby, can't you tell?


Sorry I opened this page so late!  I overslept :(...


Good morning...

Overcast day here with the promise of much needed rain. I am taking a friend for her cardiology appointment in the city today. We will stop and pick up a few groceries before heading home.

Need to uncover the plant and hope this would be the last time they needed tucking in at night.

Bubble ,thank you for the new home. I got a chuckle out of a word to husbands..

Better get busy 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 Everyfriend!  The boinger is already going off and if you want to know what I've been up to, you'll have to go back to yesterday's postings.  I said everything I had to say back there. 

BUBBLE, nice, clean, new house.  Thanks for your efforts.  It's OK if you overslept.  We were sleeping at the same time!

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Well, you didn't oversleep for my part of the world, Bubble. I also liked the advice to husbands. My shasta daisys are blooming their little hearts out right now. The tiger lilies and Japanese iris didn't bloom at all, had a couple of the yellow Japanese iris open up & turn brown, the plants have taken over one of the beds of tiger lilies.

Tiger woke me up at 4:30 but I didn't get out of bed until 5:30. Tom spent the night out & was waiting at the bedroom door to come in, I think that is why Tiger woke up, she doesn't like to stay out at night so watches for him. Callie prefers her heated bed in the garage. She has a self feeder of dry food & dish of water if she wakes up hungry...they rule.

Amy, I've over-planted the trug, tomato plants covering the mixed lettuce & bibb lettuce, still plenty of endive but the spinach never did get as big as I thought it should. Still all so nice & tender. The tomato plants are becomming monsters, for sure I did not pinch off enough of the suckers so may have all plants & few tomatoes. Lots of blooms. Seem to have a lot of gnats & tiny bugs hanging around, and more tiny toadstools. The yard is full of large toadstools like I've never seen before, big clusters. I am NOT in tune with yard work but hesitate to spend the hundreds of dollars having it managed by the various companies that offer their services to "weed & feed" and then have to pay the lawn guys to mow twice a week! Enough work keeping up with this pool & all the rain! (whine-whine)Bring back winter!

Cats all fed & back to sleep so think I will do the same... at least eat. It is getting light enough to think about starting the day, I need to drag the rolling trash barrel around & cut off all the redbud trees that pop up everywhere. They are really growing fast this year. That old tree next door has dumped seeds to the point they are worse than any weed. Some of the little trees I didn't get out of the berm from last year already have clusters of seeds on every branch. I never knew they multiplied like this!

When was Lloyd having the sale & moving? He hasn't posted for a few days that I remember, but as June used to say, "my rememberer isn't working so good anymore".... I expect their hearts are breaking at leaving the place they put so many years building. Sadly, some people expect to be "paid back" when they do favors so best not to make promises of "rewards". Hard to imagine that Bob would go to court (and win) this big. Seems like this & last year so full of people being angry, mean, hateful.... bad.

Well, thinking is not getting the jobs done. Hard to believe this is June 1.... I kind of skipped winter, Christmas & everything because of Covid. My sons are getting ready for a camping trip in CO and I won't be going this year. I could count on one hand the years I've missed going since they were 12 & 14 and now they are 58 & 60. Didn't have to take cats when Cas was alive so think that has a lot to do with the stress of the trip, they hate traveling. Cas hated camping so my week off to Colorado was in exchange for his twice a week (or more) of playing golf all year. They even bought colored golf balls to play in the snow!

Hey, it isn't raining this morning.... will have to take a photo of the river, a REAL river this week. It has been higher other years, I'm anxious to see if it washed all the trees down river that the beaver cut down.

Hi, Jane... glad to see you up & about.


Happy June Oneth!

Shirley, I wish whoever's sending us this gray, gloomy, wet, COLD weather would turn off the faucet!!!! Can't believe I have the heat on and am wearing a sweatshirt in June.  At least, we haven't yet had tornadoes...at least in my area.

Nothing much going on in my world. 

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere a Terrific Tuesday.     


June 01, 2021, 12:44:07 PM #11 Last Edit: June 01, 2021, 12:48:03 PM by patricia19
A good Interior morning everyone on this rainy June first! It's 53° now but due back in the seventies later. Tomorrow's low is expected in the sixties, so hopefully, we're finally warming.

Farrah is fed; she has a new grain-free senior cat food that she likes and is good for her. I knew most pet food is full of grains and byproducts, but it took me this long to find cat food without. I was surprised to learn a while back that the most common pet food addition, chicken and chicken by-products are also the most common allergens, especially for senior pets.

Today is the start of a new month and also the time I'm determined to stop procrastinating. There is too much that I've let slide.

Bubble, I always enjoy what you find for us each time you open a new Soda Shop!

Shirley, the biggest lawn problem locally has always been tree roots surfacing and poor lawns around those roots. And we live in a forest, so there are lots of those roots. People used to depend on Round-up, for weeds but now that the deadly usage effects and lawsuits are proliferating, they're looking for other methods.

Callie, Accuweather predicts a return to warmer weather, so hopefully, we'll finally see some.

I hope everyone had a good holiday, and that for everyone, today will be a good one.


For Callie,

(CNN) — 

"Rabbit rabbit! There, now you'll have a month of good luck .

For some people, the most auspicious way to start a new month is by uttering those words. Others say "white rabbit," or repeat the word "rabbit" in some other quasi-ritualistic pattern, but the intent is always the same: To start the month on a good (rabbit's) foot.

Where did this tradition come from? Like so many superstitions, the origin isn't quite clear. Word historian Martha Barnette told NPR the practice probably started in the UK, where it's still common to say "white rabbit" on the first of the month.

The first mention of such a practice dates back to the early 1900s, and since then a few notable people have been known to invoke some form of the magical phrase.

"In fact, another aficionado of this practice was Franklin Delano Roosevelt," Barnette said. "He was known to carry a rabbit's foot during the 1932 election. We still have that rabbit's foot in a museum. And supposedly, he also said rabbit, rabbit at the beginning of every month."

The superstition probably got a boost in the 1990s, when kids' TV network Nickelodeon included mentions of "Rabbit Rabbit Day" in its programming.

Whatever the reason, it's no stretch to see why it's "rabbit rabbit" and not "possum possum," or whatever. Rabbits have been seen as good luck for centuries, and are common symbols of rebirth. What better time to get a fresh start than at the beginning of a whole new month?"


Patricia,  Didn't Frances used to start each month with "Rabbit Rabbit" on here?

 :2funny:  at using that instead of "possum possum".


Speaking of possums, Callie, I once got into an online spat with someone who insisted Opossom was a word I made up.  ::)

I don't remember a Frances right now, but I can assure you I probably will hours later, perhaps right as I attempt to sleep. 


June 01, 2021, 09:28:28 PM #15 Last Edit: June 01, 2021, 09:59:43 PM by Denver
Thank you BUBBLE for our nice clean SS on this White Rabbit / Rabbit Rabbit Day!

Today was to be a nicer day with sunshine and 71°.......ah, yeh, hasn't been that way and after a full holiday weekend with nothing but dreary and rainy days, Infor one was more than ready for some sunshine 😘

SHIRLEY, I am teary eyed reading that you will not be coming to Colorado with the guys this year😩😢 I am sorry😫  I do not remember a Frances that said Rabbit Rabbit.....only our Gladys🥰🥰

Patricia,I had no idea that YOU were the person that spelled Opossum that way😜😂 Ido know when I learned how to spell it I sure wondered where in the world that O came in front of it😘 haha

CALLIE, I want that faucet turned OFF too. Colorado had more rain this month than Washington and Oregon combined!  No doubt we need all we can get, BUT....enough is enough!

AMY, I-hope the trip to town went well.  Sure would be nice if last night is the last time you have to cover the trugs.

We are sitting here with Michele as Dave is with Matt at his second lacrosse game.  He won the JV Game and now is playing a varsity game.  Poor guy is going to be exhausted when he comes home tonight.

I had PT today so I am feeling really sore and achy.  .PT says I am doing great! 

Have a good rest of your evening. 
"Love many, trust few; learn to paddle your own canoe"


Now the day is over....

And I'm ready to hit the haystack!  The zzzzs are calling!  And I've a mind to answer. 

I never heard that rabbit, rabbit thing but I sure could use some luck so I've said it aloud and I'm hoping!

SHIRLEY, I'm going to miss your trip to Colorado, too.  I loved hearing about the camping because I'm a born camper and I really miss it.  I'd sure like to do one more camping trip before I die but there's no one in the family who still camps except my son and he does his camping at Hunting Camp these days.  Women don't go there!

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

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Hey, Jane, maybe we could do a "virtual" camping half way, what is half way?  Bet we could have fun planning & dreaming, huh?

Jenny, I mentioned to Andy the other night that "I'd like to drive out & back by myself & make it a 2 day drive each way since I have to stop for cats"... they won't use the litter box with RV moving. That night I didn't get but a couple hours sleep for worrying if I should even think it. Someone told me that "when oxygen level gets into low 70s the organs can start shutting down". I did not go to the doctor about it, got better when I came down below even Salida level! Maybe in another year I might try it but won't be driving the motorhome or hauling cats, so doubt I'll try, but I can dream, can't I?

Ended up with a nice evening, cats are enjoying being outside. I'm heading to bed. By the way, who mentioned a Fances.... I don't recall anybody by that name on SrNet or here. But I repeat, "my rememberer is not as good as it used to be"....quote from June. 'Night, all.......


Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's almost time for the boinger and breakfast.  And the day begins....

SHIRLEY, half way from my house to your house would be somewhere in Indiana.  I'd rather not camp in the flatlands.  However, if I went south, half way would be around Louisville, KY.  There must be some mountains in KY.  However, if it's going to be a "virtual" camping trip, we can do it anywhere we want to do it.  I'd love one more outing in Wyoming!  They have mountains!

The name Frances is vaguely familiar to me but I don't know if that's because we ever had a Frances or because Frankie's name is really Frances.

I better take care of my doggie before she tells me it's time.  I hope you all have a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Good morning...
Yesterday was a fun day,in and out of the appointment in 20 min. We then headed for the grocery store and found a lot of goodies on sale. Lean hamburg ,tri tips, asparagus and broccoli are some of the goodies that made it into out cards.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time our and hope we can do it again only go to another town once everything opens up.

Today is chasing dust bunnies and finishing packaging the hamburg with the food saver. Amazing how that food saver works once you get the hang of it. Not only will it keep food longer in the freezer but it also saves space.

Jane and Shirley ,we used to camp a lot earlier in life. We took Buddy our Dalmatian with us one year and went clear across Canada with him. We camped all the way ,the same when we went East also. Fresh air, friendly folks and tasty food was a given.

Jenny I did cover up the plants last night and hope from here on in according to weather reports that will be the end to that. We have gone from the freeze to the frying weather.

Better get busy

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

Hello everyone. My computer is/ has been acting up. until now for several days I have not had a reply button. glad you all are still thinking of me,    i love you all friends. it is clouding up now may get some liquid sun shine. the battle is not over yet more layer visits and more $$$$$ to go.



Checked photo albums and found it wasn't Frances, it was Gladys Barry who (I think) said, "Rabbit, Rabbit" at the beginning of the month.  Such a sweet "character"; I enjoyed meeting her at some Bashes.


CALLIE, it was Gladys and Robby who used to dance together at the Bashes and I loved watching them.  I don't remember the "rabbit, rabbitP thing but I'm sure going to adopt it now.  It can't hurt and it might help!

SHIRLEY, how do you feel about camping in Wyoming?  AMY, you can join us if you want to.

Right now, I'm heading for the haystack!  I have a bunch of stuff to do tomorrow and then a Dr. appt on Friday that will involve some driving.  Frankie is going to drive me and we'll stop for lunch somewhere along the way. 

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

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Lloyd Hammond

well I am having another sleepless night's and even had a struggle to get here and Looks Like I am by my self so am going to close out and go try for some sleep. Hope to see you all later this Morning.



I'm up and attem and I wish you all a good day!  I have some plans for the day and we shall see how they pan out! 

LLOYD, if you're going to get up in the middle of the night, it's a good chance that the rest of us will be trying to sleep.  I was never a restless sleeper in all my life until the past few years.  Now I wake and sleep, wake and sleep....all night long.

The boinger is going off so that means it's time to feed Mickie....me too.  I hope you all have a pleasant day.  We're expecting more rain! 

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Good morning..

Beautiful morning with birds singing ,ground sighing from a lovely rain. I noticed that the rain brought down more pollen and it has left a golden ring around the puddles.

Most of the domestic duties were caught up yesterday so today is make meatballs and freeze them for later.

Jane, will throw the kayak in the van  and my fishing rod too.

Lloyd, sure hope everything slows down a bit for you and Nancy. Take it easy and look after you and Nancy.

Better get at it.

Enjoy your day everyone...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


Okay, Jane, Wyoming it is, love every inch of that state, it has it all!  I'll grill the fish if someone else will clean??? I con my boys into bringing back a couple for me (they insist they don't like fish because they don't like the cleaning job). I pack the insides full of butter, onions & a pack of herbs & spices I carry "in hopes of". I use foil to wrap in so all those flavors stay with the fish. Surprising when left on the table every bite is gone fast as they mosey by.

All through the years I would get up just before dawn to be at the water edge to catch those first lights as they bounce across the water splashing down the rocks. My husband thought I was crazy & asked "how many photos do you need of that same spot?" My answer was always the same, "the colors change every minute as the sun comes up, no two days or two minutes the same!"

Fitbit says I had 4 hours & 43 min of sleep, but I know I had another hour it didn't count. Tom had stayed out but was at the door about 4:30am, Tiger had been sleeping by me so jumped up to let me know her brother was wanting in. Let him in & went back to sleep until almost 7:00 so got up & fed them. Callie wanted her tuna & salmon served in the garage (she just sits down & refuses to come in when I open the door).... so after she cleaned out her bowl I went out to open the back garage door so she could go around to the pool where Tom & Tiger were waiting. No wind, sun is bright but still cool enough for them to enjoy being lazy. Got a long list of to-dos but would rather go back to sleep.

Wishing all a "terrific Thursday" (hey, Callie, how about that, NO RAIN?). Think happy!


June 03, 2021, 12:17:54 PM #27 Last Edit: June 03, 2021, 12:19:36 PM by patricia19
Good morning from the party-cloudy at 50° Interior with an eye toward the early seventies later. Today will be a day of groceries and bills. Farrah's washed and fed, and I'm the former and not the latter.

Afterward, I will do more with the living room and kitchen with laundry tomorrow. Those three months of enforced leisure were a pain, but the 21 pounds lost were a nice surprise, if not the method of losing.

Lloyd, I m never able to sleep straight through anymore.

Yesterday, I cooked two sheet pans of potatoes, carrots, onions, chicken on one and the other with pork. They were a nice freezer addition.

Lloyd Hammond

Good evening everyone. well i took this Laptop to a friend and her friend got it up and running, and cleaned up . so maybe it will be better now. good Night and sweet dreams.



It's been a full and a busy day!  i made my trip to Davy's after Frankie came by and dropped off Cooper.  And then I got us all some lunch and after that I tood a short nap.  Then I pitched in and did some odd jobs that were begging for attention.  When Frankie came back, she was prepared to spend the night so they would be here tomorrow while I head off for another Dr. appt.  I made a pretty good supper...pork chops, some of my canned potatoes in the air fryer and fresh fried red beets.  Frankie said it was a good supper and she did the dishes after.

We just had a very nice chat.  And the end of it was that she is not going to let them put me in a nursing home if the time comes that I need help.  She said she's going to move in and take care of me.  I had tears in my eyes and I had to get up and hug her tighter than I ever did before.  That was such a nice thing to say and the best part was that she meant it!  And now, I have more tears in my eyes!

the haystack is calling and I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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