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Soda Shoppe for July 1, 2021

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There is a time when a man has to fight and a time when he has to accept that his fate escapes him.


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Albert Einstein:
Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe.


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Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver


Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, growin' like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

All my memories gather 'round her
Miner's lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice in the mornin' hour, she calls me
The radio reminds me of my home far away
Drivin' down the road, I get a feelin'
That I should've been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

Take me home, (down) country roads
Take me home, (down) country roads



Amy

Good morning...

Overcast here with a threat of a thunderstorm . Need to make dog food today and tidy up from yesterdays canning. Lots of fun doing the work but the cleaning up is no fun and gremlins didn't do it over night.

We are also celebrating a holiday here Canada Day. I just hope there are no fireworks here in this area as it scares the Babe. A lot of dogs will also go missing as people don't know enough to keep their dogs in the house while lighting these off.

Bubble, thank you for the new start page and I hope with each new day finds you a bit stronger. Take Me Home is one of the songs Kyle plays on the guitar.


Jane, I am sorry about your uncle passing. Dwell on all the good memories you have tucked away.

Lloyd, a new computer!! You can do it, you can learn in time all the ways to enjoy your computer.

Better get a long...which reminds me..

Why do cowboys always want a dachshund?

They want to get a long little doggie.

Better see what mischief I can get into.

Enjoy your day..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

JaneS

Good Morning to Everyfriend!  What a nice, new Soda Shoppe we have and it all cleaned up, decorated and stocked!  Thank you BUBBLE.  But the best part is that our DEAR BUBBLE is feeling up to doing this for us.  Nice to have you back!

LLOYD, just keep plugging along.  That's what we all have to do!

It's raining here and is supposed to keep it up all day.  I can actually hear the grass and other growing things slurping it up!  It's been so dry around here that people haven't even been mowing the grass.  There isn't any to mow!

I called my sister last night to tell her about our Cousin, George and we talked and remembered for over an hour!  He really was a good guy!

The rain has brought the temperature down and it's only supposed to get to the high 70s today.  That's a relief!

We were interrupted by the arrival of Cooper.  And he hadn't had his breakfast yet so we fed him and loved him up a little!  I have to go to Davy's today and I'm thinking about getting a hoagie for lunch.  Haven't reached a decision yet. 

I better get a move on!  Stuff is calling.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Lloyd Hammond

July 01, 2021, 07:45:41 AM #8 Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 09:38:39 AM by RAMMEL
Good morning everyone, It is cloudy and light drizzle here this Morning. well another night of not good rest. Have a good day everyone. I am just like the dog. I do not like fireworks either except the pretty ones and only from long distance then. we have a appointment to get the van serviced, we are going to get oil and filter changed Alco the transition serviced a 100,000 mile. to do that cost $100.oo . see you all later.

Lloyd

Shirley

And Good Morning from Kansas. It is still, nary a twig blowing. I feel like I should run down & turn the sprinklers on but grass certainly doesn't need any more moisture because I see almost 2" in the rain gauge & had emptied it before what we got yesterday. Need to go weed whip where the mowers don't trim, pick up the stuff I cut yesterday & hope everyone shows up to do their thing.

I need to trim my hair & take a shower before anyone sees me, fell into bed last night without a shower because all 3 kids either called or came by to visit & time ran out.

Bubble, thanks for the flag waving 4th today! So good to see you are in control again. Good stuff you posted, all of it!

Gloria

Good morning everyone, we had the Tstorm again last night, not as long lasting as the one Tuesday but louder and closer and more bright flashes of lightening.  Just heard on TV we have more again but earlier than yesterday.

LLOYD  good seeing your post this morning.  Glad Nancy has that new lift chair. Getting rid of the old one is the har d part now, right?

AMY  I will be so glad to see Yvette again. The CNA coming today is pre tty good and the best I have had since Y has been on vaca tion. I don't know what I will do when she has the knee surgery. I am never comfortable with strangers coming into my home.

SHIRLEY  be glad of the rain and no fires. Heard on the news a bit ago that the whole west coast from the Baja to Alaska is very dry and many fires. Is winter ready to visit yet?

PATRICIA  when I get up in the mornings I would rather just turn over and go back to sleep.

JENNY  so good seeing everyone posting this morning. You were missed, too.

JANE  hope you enjpy that canned cabbage.

BUBBLE  thanks for our new home for July. Love both graphics, especially the second one. It is a dream that everyone would like by Lincoln's quote.
Thanks for all today's goodies.

AMY  your left me with a groan little doggie ?? 

JANE  this place is still green. There are sprinklers all over on timers to water grass and flowers. Landscapers are here every Wednesday and start work at 7 am on time. Seems they stare with the mowers and leaf blowers with under my windosw evey week.

SHIRLEY glad the wind is calm for a litte while there.

Have a good day everyone and s tay safe and cool.

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patricia19

Good morning from a sunny Interior! We're said to be headed for 86° this morning and similar for the remainder of the week. We'll have illegal fireworks on the fourth as there are still idiots among us. One, we've had fires in the area; two, it's 24/7 sunlight, so only the bang is noticeable, and three, this city sits in the middle of a dry, parched forest!

I have a decade-changing birthday at the end of the month, and while I considered the last one as still on the fringe of middle age, that excuse isn't looking as well this month. Perhaps if I squint?

Amy

Patricia, I remember the light when it was to be dark in the north. We were in the Yukon at that
 time and it took forever to go to sleep for me.

Age is just a number to be ignored, with it comes a lot of perks ..some good...some not so good. Just take it all in stride and enjoy life to the fullest.
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

Denver

July 01, 2021, 03:56:32 PM #13 Last Edit: July 01, 2021, 04:11:28 PM by Denver
🇨🇦 HAPPY CANADA DAY 🇨🇦 AMY, and anyone else who might celebrate this occasion ‼️

Thank you, BUBBLE for our nice new festivitie home for July.  Very nice tribute to Americans Birthday 🇺🇸 Sadly, there are way too many loud fireworks going off every night already and dog owners are begging them to stop‼️😩😩

My day started out with a beautiful delivery of flowers from our neighbors.  So very sweet and appreciated. It has been sunny and nice but is clouding over again so more rain is coming.  We had a big rain during the night with lots of thunder and lightning.  I can not help but feel rather guilty that we are getting all of this rain when so many areas are not getting a drop😩😢

JANE, my condolences to you for the passing of your Cousin George.  He was special to you and it was nice that you and your sis had a nice conversation about him🙏

AMY, good advice for Patricia and her decade changing birthday 🥳  Even my kids are starting to want to ignore the numbers🤪  My baby turned 45 this week and I remember all too well when I turned 45 and it wasn't that long ago😢😘. Now who am I trying to kid??

Many people are commenting online about all the different kind of mold, mushrooms and unknown varieties of growths in their yards from all the rain.  It is worrisome to pet owners and young children if they are dangerous and they should  remove them? 

SHIRLEY, I hope you enjoy the calmer weather for awhile....that wind can really go on your nerves.

GLORIA, I can totally relate to you not wanting to have strangers in your home....I hope when Yvette has her surgery you will have a nice replacement CNA to come in. 

I am making potato soup and it is ready for the next step.

Enjoy the rest of your Thursday🦋

Jenny

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

Lloyd Hammond

well we had a pretty good day. well we now have all four tires new on the car. went by the old house and picked up some more of the DVDs that was left as trash in the shop yard. even though it is not ours any more un less we win in court, I still hate to see it trashed.

Lloyd

JaneS

Hello Everyfriend!  Today was also a busy day but mostly a sitting down one.  It was mental rather than physical.  I was doing paper work and getting bill ready to be paid.  I detest that job!

We had rain most of the day today.  It stopped and started.  There's a big puddle in the street and if it was time to take Mickie for her walk, I checked to see if there were raindrops falling in the puddle.  If there weren't, we got ready and went but it usually started again before we got back.  It wasn't hard storms...just soaking rain, the kind we need!  I suppose the grass and weeds will be shooting ou of the ground this week!  At least it cooled off the weather a bit.  Our high was only 75 today.

Frankie came by aftr work and we had dinner together and she's spending the night.  She doesn't have to go to work until 1 p.m. tomorrow so she's taking the morning off.  Maybe I will, too!

JENNY, thanks for the good wishes about George.  I'm sure you understand how I'm feeling right now.  Now as close as your loss but painful!

I'm off to the haystack now.  I'm ready to drag in the zzzzs and let them infiltrate my brain and my bones and muscles.  I wish you all a peaceful night's sleep and a happy tomorrow.  And may God bless us, every one!

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Lloyd Hammond


Lloyd Hammond

Well this thing is not corapting this morning

Amy

Good morning..
We have been to town and back. Grocery shopping done put away and Kyle has the lumber put away to use later.
Over cast day here with sprinkles every now and again.

Jenny thank you.  There were firecrackers going off last night scaring Babe so not much sleep ..

Better scoot.

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

Good Morning AMY.I am sure having probluems with this computer this morning.

Gloria

Good morning from another rainy day here. We did not have any Tstorm yesterday but just light rain. Must have been harder  rain during the night because me windows are wet this morning. I have one last day with a different CNA and on Tuesday I will finallly get Yvette back. I think that will be a day to celebrate for me. I know her other client will be rejoicing, too. The one I had yesterday is the only one of all the odd or lazy ones I had that I like and told the boss I wish I could have her when Y goes for her knee surgery. This one has a sense of humor and fun to talk with.

PATRICIA  Fireworks are illegal in Rhode Island but some people will get some out os state and let the off. Even sparklers they do not want kids to have because they are so hot the kids could burn thenselves. I had them when I was a kid and so did my 3 and knew they could not touch the rod and just enjoy seeing those sparks. They do have places they set them off professionally and they are  always crowded. Last time I saw a fireworks display was one year I was in San  Diego visiting my daughter and family. They had barges set out in the Pacific away from the very dry land. There was a slight overcast and when they went up in the air and exploded they were dim and then when they got under the overcast they got bright. It was like seeing them 2 times. I had a decade chaning birthday this year and now I would think I an a Nonegerian. Is that the right word for someone in their 90's?

AMY  don't think I would be able to sleep in summer in Alaska. I like a very dark room to sleep in.

JENNY  like you I would love to send some of the rain we are haveing with the western states. We do not get forest fires but many brush fires that can get out of control befire the firefighters can get to them. Where we do have a lot of trees and brush growing there are no roads and hard to get to them. I have never seen a bad one here and they get them out PDQ. My oldest baby is 70 today. Do you think I feel my age when I think about it? Second son will be 69 in September. My baby daughter will be 67 in December.

LLOYD  prayer s for thing so go in your way in court. Hard to see land that has been in your family for generations to be taken over by a back stabbing person you thought was a good friend.

AMY  wow you were up and out of the house before I was awake this morning.

Where is Callie? Have not  seen her since I have been back on here. I think she is the only one now that I have not seen. It would be grea t if those who stop by and read the posts would stop long enough to post a little bit. We are nic folks here and don't bit e anyone, honestly.

Have a good day and stay safe and in some areas dodge the rain drops and in other places I pray you do get some rain.

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JaneS

Good Morning Everyfriend!  It's not raining right now but we are supposed to get a bit more later today.  Frankie and Cooper are out taking a walk and then she'll be leaving to go home ad get ready for work.  She has a late day today.  We've had a bit of a visit this morning and she got to sleep in a bit.  I let Cooper out of her bedroom and took him out with Mickie and me and fed him and then he went back to wait for her.

We've shared breakfast and som air fryer secrets.  Frankie wants to ge one for herself.

I guess I better take Mickie for a walk before it gets too hot.  I wish you all a good day...better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

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Shirley

The mowers have been & gone, starting to sizzel with humidity & heavy dew. Will call the termite guy to find out if he'll come morning or afternoon, I still have an errand to run. My body is dragging with the heavy air & not so sound sleep.

It was 8 years ago this morning that I found Cas dead in his bed. A whole new life since, have done okay until this past year & everything kind of out of control. The list of "oh, NOs" is so long I won't go on, but taking a toll, for sure. But always hope for tomorrow.

Gloria, today I am ready to do whatever to find a cool place to be outside. AC just isn't the same as fresh air below 70°, heck, I wouldn't even mind snow! Doesn't that sound good?  :snowball:  :snowman:  :yes:  :clap:

patricia19

July 02, 2021, 12:11:49 PM #23 Last Edit: July 02, 2021, 12:14:20 PM by patricia19
Good morning from a warm but smoky Interior. One close area fire has exploded to over 2500 acres, but luckily it's heading west away from us; however, we're getting its traveling smoke. We reached 87 degrees yesterday and expecting the same today. It's tough to sleep in hot weather. It's very dry, and you feel as if you're under the broiler. Such is forest life.

Other than that, today will be a day of finishing up in the apartment and making lists for tomorrow's bills and grocery outings.

Gloria, the word for me would be septuagenarian; it sounds like some invertebrate classification. I like yours better.   :)

During the summer, newcomers always complain about the 24/7 daylight. They put up blackout curtains or aluminum foil on their windows, but locals love it as the other end of the spectrum is five hours of daylight. I was told when we were in Montrose, Colorado, I was five and cried when it got dark. I still feel that way when I'm in the lower forty-eight because it seems as if you're shortchanged.

Shirley, I'm sorry about your aches and pains. These past few months have had their share of woes for me, too, from falling and losing my glasses in a freak snowstorm to living life in a total lockdown to spraining my left leg.

The way I'm looking at it is all of that's in the rearview mirror. I need to be more careful. I'm now on an inflammatory diet and expected to give up red meat or make it infrequently. This is another challenge I didn't want, but my body seems to love it.

Callie has been posting over in Norm's B&T.

Good morning Jane and Amy; we'll have that here on the fourth, even with laws against firecrackers in the city limits, bright sunshine, and forest fires all around. Farrah is very calm, but the dog below us howls, and I feel so bad for him.

CallieOK

Well, so much for anonymity.

Amy

Patricia, Babe vibrates.. pants and I feel so sorry for her. I just hold onto her and hope they soon end, same with a t storm.

Picked ,cleaned rhubarb and it is in the freezer plus I have some to take to my sil tomorrow.

Starting to get back into them muggy weather. Like you Shirley and Gloria, I will take a colder weather. I used to be on a hot tractor out in a field cutting,.bailing or bringing in hay..would kill me now!!

Grocery shopping this morning saw a lot of empty spots on the shelves. Gone is our quiet town..hustle and bustle of tourists and cottagers....

 
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

Amy

Patricia, just read this..

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/weather/topstories/b-c-residents-remain-on-high-alert-with-49-wildfires-sparked-in-just-48-hours/ar-AALHGGD?ocid=msedgntp

My friend is in BC and when I last talked with her she said it was so hot, she went for a swim in the ocean..that would be lovely.


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

patricia19

July 02, 2021, 01:39:23 PM #27 Last Edit: July 02, 2021, 01:59:11 PM by patricia19
Sorry, Callie. Gloria asked, "Where is Callie? I have not seen her since I have been back on here. I think she is the only one now that I have not seen."

Amy, I feel for Babe! Farrah used to react to loud noises, and then she started looking to see my reaction first. At her next vet visit, I had them test her hearing, but she passed. We have hair-trigger smoke alarms here, and then the offender opens their outside door to reassure folks which only sets off the ones in the hallway. We're told upon move in to run the ceiling fans when we're stovetop cooking. That means that we have periods of smoke alarms that ring very loudly until the firemen come to shut them off. They also make an uncomfortable visit to the offender.

Rhubard, zucchini, and some other crops are so plentiful here that you will see Fall piles of them on a yard with a free sign. Unfortunately, most fruits and some berries aren't local and are brought in. Before Jane, I had never heard of black raspberries, and now I would love to taste some.

After the past three rainy summers, I love the eighties. We used to have 100 to 104 degrees, but we haven't seen that in perhaps ten years. We're in a dry climate, so you don't have the humidity, and you need to stay hydrated.

Amy that sounds like our situation. However, the number of fires is going down, but the acreage is increasing.  Alaska currently has 62 fires down from 76, and most now are in the 10 to the 250-acre range, but some are hitting patches of black spruce, which has a waxy sap. The largest state fires, 2500+, are closest to here but burning away from us.

We're the assigned evacuation point for both fire and flood for everything north of The Southeast region, and some have come in. Still, the majority of fires are in unpopulated forested areas. They say Alaska has a fire ecology, so perhaps western Canada too?

I believe that Western Canada and  Interior Alaska share the same ecosystem. Both seem like home.

CallieOK

"No biggie", Patricia.  I do like that the regular participants in various conversational forums have found things in common to visit about.
Doesn't mean that those of us who don't really have much to contribute to those subjects don't enjoy reading about them and chime in once in a while.
 

Central Oklahoma is soggy!!  12 inches of rain in the past week - and more on the way.  If it isn't too wet to go for a walk and/or work in the flower beds - it's too humid. So, in addition to the usual Domestic Duties, I'm reading lots of e-books, doing some family history writing and watching movies and some series on Netflix.

 
 :smitten:  and  :hugs: to Everyfriend in the Soda Shoppe.

JaneS

CALLIE, I also read, make list, share family history, cook.  My gardening skills are limited but Christy pickes up where I fall down.

I made my quick trip to Davy's but I forgot to put sugar on my list and for the first time in my married life, I'm almost out!  I might have a tsp full...a tbsp full if I'm lucky.

Gonna go sneak a snooze and then try to remember what still needs doing.  The temps are in the mid 79s today but were supposed to be getting more rain any minute.  Keep on keeping on!

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