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Soda Shoppe for July 15, 2021

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Second Hand Rose
Barbra Streisand

Father has a business strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby-grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father's store
Even clothes I'm wearing someone wore before
It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

I'm wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That's why they call me
Second hand Rose

Even our piano in the parlor
Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar
Second hand pearls
I'm wearing second hand curls
I never get a single thing that's new
Even Jake, the plumber, he's the man I adore
He had the nerve to tell me he's been married before

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue
From Second Avenue

One more time!
Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
(From second Avenue!)
From what?
Let's see if you know the fills!
Once while strooling
Through the Ritz a girl got my goat...
(She nudged her friend
And said oh look there goes
My old fur coat)
You don't need me!

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second hand Rose
From Second Avenue!
(Ya can't beat the egg-creams!)
Good! Second Avenue!
(There is more between me
And Fifth Avenue, I tell ya)
Right! Second Avenue!


Celery, raw
Develops the jaw,
But celery, stewed,
Is more quietly chewed.


The definition of a perfectionist: someone who wants to go from point A to point A+.
—David Bez


During a lesson about adjectives, my friend, an elementary school teacher, asked her class to describe their mothers. One boy described his mother's hair as auburn.
Impressed by his sophisticated word choice, my friend asked, "How do you know her hair color is auburn?" Her student replied, "Because that's what it says on the box."


July 15, 2021, 02:30:06 AM #7 Last Edit: July 15, 2021, 02:56:33 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Bubble, love the Tea Time graphic...

...soon be collected to go to my morning church hall games, tea-biscuit and prayer weekly...well it gets me out for a couple of hours, something to look forwards to....

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


Good morning...

We are in for another storm today. I do hope it is after I get my dill pickles done! Kyle needs to get more wood for another trug, so a trip to the lumber store first thing this morning.

Jane, David just called and wanted me to ask you what the beautiful trees in Northumberland were. With him describing them I said it sounds like Hydrangea sometimes called peegee trees. Mystery solved!

Bubble thank you for the new start page..

Better make this a quickie ,have many things to do 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 Everyfriend!  We had thunder and lightning off in the distance last night and it took out the electricity for seconds three times.  That's when I gave up trying to use things that needed electricity...including this thing!  So I never signed off last night.

AMY, good you could fill David in on the trees because I probably would have had to look it up!

PATRICIA, I'm glad the fires are beginning to subside but I sure wish it would be faster.  I just can't imagine how that feels!

I did the beets for supper last night in the air fryer and they were sooooooo  goooooood!  I think I'll just throw away my frying pans!  Well, I suppose that's not a good idea but I could just forget where I put them!

I'm washing the bedding right now because Frankie is off and she said she was coming over to give the dogs a bath this afternoon!  I think it would be nice if we both went to bed clean in a clean bed!

We had another bad night last night.  We were in bed by 10:30 and Mickie decided she had to get up at 1:15....and 2:30....and 3:15....and 4 a.m.  At that time, I didn't even try to go back to bed.  I zonked on the couch and she zonked with me.  When I woke up at 6:30 she was on the floor and she didn't have to go out again until an hour and a half after she ate her breakfast.  I'm thinking it's her "empty stomach syndrome" having a heyday with her stomach!  Maybe a bit larger meal right before we go to bed will help that.  It's worth a try.

Thanks for all the tips on stove cleaning.  I've already tried the vinegar and baking soda.  I think I'll try the baking soda and dawn next.  I haven't checked out PATRICIA'S link yet but that's next on my agenda. 

We're not supposed to have rain today or tomorrow but it'll be back Saturday, Sunday and Monday!  This is the rainiest July I can ever remember!

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

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OOPS!  Forgot to say, "Thanks Bubble for our new and especially decorated Soda Shoppe!  I liked everything! Especially the LADY who did it all!

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Good morning everyone, WOW I woke  to sunshine  this morning. My dental appoin tment was canceled yes terday af ternoon. I thought  it was for a check up and cleaning but  talking t o  the gal who called me it was  to have the res tof my  teeth ou t. Great, first thought I had was how in the world would I eat and what would I be able to ea t. I rold her if it was the same one who took the last 2 out and was too free with antibiotics I would not let her even put a little finger in my mouth. They did not know I ended in the hospital because of that.  Yve tte just called and will be here a t 10:30. Hooray. The first knee will be done in November. After all the covid cases in the hospitals many  selective surgeries were canceled and now they are being done. She has to go for 2 MRIs, one on each knee. Surgeon told her she might need a whole replacement    but will know better after seeing the results of the MRIs.

LLOYD  beginning to look like your case will never be done. Watching good westerns and napping sound good to me.

Not much time to talk as  I have 15 minutes till Y gets here. She needs to go to the market for me. I don't trust the ones I have been getting with money and hopes of getting all th change back. With her I get everything back down to the last penny.

BUBBLE  I like Tea Time by Phyllis . I should get some of my old work and send to you is you can or want to use them.

JACKIE  at times I would love to go shopping but it wears me out it takes a few days before I feel better.  would love to move furniture around so it looks diferent in here but  there again no room to move things.

AMY  boy Kyle is going to town with making those trugs. I know 2 people who could make them, my younger son and my SIL. They both have a feeling for wood. Think my oldest grandson could make them too. The 3 of them have to keep busy doing something. We had a storm last night but I did not hear it.

JANE  like you I cannot remember a lousy July like this one has been. Local weather said 3 days ago that we were  inches over the normal rain for July.

I started  this 3 hours ago and now it is finished. Yvette has just left for the market. When she ge ts back will have to pput things away.

Have a good day stay dry or stay cool what ever it is like where you live.                 

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Good morning from the Interior, where it's to be another sunny day in the eighties. Yesterday I went with friends to see some flowers at Alaskaland's Pioneer Park and mosey about.

The balcony guys never showed up. I don't know if that means it will also be today or something else.

After three summers of near-constant rain, the heat is back, but the fires aren't welcome. In the past, August has normally been our rainy and cool down month, but I wouldn't dare claim to know the weather anymore.


We have just had a go of rain and lots of it! David called to see if we were ok as there was a tornado warning out Tornados did touch down  west of us but so far all is well here. Sad to see barns opened up and all the hay exposed.

Patricia ,nice to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Park. The next time we go to the city we will actually be able to eat IN the restaurant, rather than have take 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


July 15, 2021, 08:16:04 PM #14 Last Edit: July 15, 2021, 08:19:31 PM by patricia19
Tornados would scare me badly; I would be the one caught out and sent to kingdom come! Actually, just seeing those huge skies sitting so low scares me. The four mountain ranges and three sets of foothills do a good job of protecting us from inclement weather!

Luckily, Amy, we have several parks, one per block or more, and while not fancy, the kids love the play equipment, and the adults love the number of benches.

I was so excited to finally finish what was interrupted in February that I posted a photo of my desk. You can see the surfaces, and trust me, and it's not the usual state of affairs!


Patricia, we are still getting rain, heavy at times. Can't imagine what the garden will look like after all this.
I did see your photo and my eyes gravitated to  Farrah. Well done on  all your hard work!!
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


We could use that rain here! Too bad we cannot trade.


I'm up a tad late tonight.  I thought I see how Mickie does for the night if we go to be later.  Maybe she sleep longer.  Also, Frankie was here and gave her doggie and mine both baths today so maybe "clean" will help her to sleep better. 

I got the cleaning and the laundry done today and the bed is nice and clean for us.  I think I'll go see how it feels.  I hope I didn't wash out all the zzzzs! 

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

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Checking in to say HELLO and see how you all are doing?

I finally got my call today for scheduling my shoulder surgery. It will be the 27th of August.  Ugh!  I was sure hoping sooner😩 Just so tired of the pain and thinking how long it will be until I can start my recovery time🤪

We finally could see some blue skies today.  It is still very Smokey but better than it has been.

Tonight has been 4 weeks since our Michele passed away😩 The time seems to be marching on pretty quickly.  We visited with the family late this afternoon and they all are doing well. 

It is late so I must say goodnight.  Pleasant dreams to all.

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

Lloyd Hammond

IT Is early But Good Morning everyone. My melatonin  Did not to the job Last night, as you can see im up and in here, I think I am going to go to you tube and try some more zzz's watching a good western movie. see you all Later. have a great day today.



Up way too early but I didn't eat much last night & never sleep sound on a kinda empty tummy. My kids called early & I had a late lunch so kept putting off the meal until it was bedtime. My "routine" is that I have NO routine these days.

Jenny, sorry you have to wait so long for the surgery. You do amaze me with not "freaking out" over surgery. I go into panic mode at the thought of any kind of anesthesia with so many different reactions to everything. I know you are super good with the re-hab so understand your eagerness to get it over with!

Hard to believe it's been 4 weeks since Michele passing. I was talking about her with my daughter the other night, she had her 3 grands for a week to give their parents (her oldest son) a week off to do what they wanted. The kids love it at her house, she has all the toys in the world & husband that dotes on the youngest because she says "he is her favorite and she is his". They arranged to swap the kids back by meeting in KC so the parents spent an extra night in KC by themselves & really did have a week off duty. Both had been working from home but going back to offices. With 3 kids home schooled for a while & now in all the summer activities, besides the fact that Mom is that housekeeper that never has anything out of place but does all those crafty things with the kids, even gardening, they appreciated time to be just a couple again. I thought how difficult it would be for my gr-son to be without his wife, like your Dave. My heart aches for them.

Well, I better get on with breakfast, Tom & Tiger are sitting outside & will go hunt their own if I don't move from this chair. Callie is in HER garage & spends most of her time in there. I feel bad about not letting her in the house like during the winter but I can't keep up with her not using the litter box every time! She loves it when I go out & take her for walks, but she does get right under my feet. I have tripped over her too many times.

Gloria, was thinking about you saying you couldn't stand at the stove to cook & realized that I keep a tall "bar stool" that I sit on by the stove. Have a little nook with a small TV, the stove & since I keep a folding step stool (Coleman) in that corner to get things off the top shelf, that has become a foot stool while I cook & eat right there, on my wooden bar stool! I started doing this after Cas died & not around to fuss about things being in his way. Only time I eat at the table is when any of the kids come by to eat with me. Oh oh, cats are gone, tired of waiting on me!

Good morning, Lloyd. I just get up & eat & with a fully tummy go back to bed for a couple more hours sleep. I think I saw where ME channel is having that later version of Bonanza on & some of the original cast's kids are in it, Sat.night at 7:00 CST. Pretty sure it is what I got the tail end of last week & was mad at myself for not seeing the whole show, think it is 2 parts. I love the westerns mainly for the landscape.


Good Morning Everyfriend!  The boinger just went off for Mickie's breakfast.  I'll be right back!

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Good morning..

All is quiet, no rain, thunder or tornados!! Sun is shining and I hope the day goes well. Chasing dust bunnies and weeding a flower bed are in order . Picked a green bean,little one but huge on taste and it won't be log before there will be a lot of beans.

Jane, great talking with you as always, I did give Babe more of the Rescue and she was as calm as a cucumber. I have no idea of who came up with that saying or why but she didn't go into panic mode...so that is a blessing!!

Shirley ,I am the same way,eating puts me to sleep! Mom used to say when I was a baby feed me,burp me ,bath me and I was ready for bed. Not much has changed over the years. :2funny:

Jenny,I wish you could get your surgery earlier but at least you are getting it this year and not having to wait longer. Gives you time to get food in order ,make dinners for the freezer and do the things you can do now but not after surgery. Prayers that all goes well. Can't believe it is 4 weeks that Michele has passed.! How is the new puppy doing?

Lloyd, cat naps are in order for you today.......take them.

Gloria, happy to read Yvette is back.  Will send you an email later.

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, sure a forecast this morning I do not care for. Very hot and humid with thunderstorms late afternoon again. Tomorrow hot and humid again Oh October where are you? Maybe December would be better. Yesterday was the first sunny day for over a week and it was great to see, of course the heat and humidity climbed up with the sun.

PATRICIA  last week we were 4 inches above normal for rain in July. Wonder how much over normal we are now. Weatherman said  this has been  the wettest July since they started keeping records.

AMY  tornados can stay away. Hurricanes are bad enough when we  get one here. At least they can be prepared for. I was surprised in April when my son made reserva tions in a restaurant for my birthday, the restaurant was pretty busy, too. Then my  grandson made reservations for Mother's day in a different restaurant but this place also has outdoor sitting set up, too. The only upscale restaurant in this area and it has always been very busy. Food is great, too.

JANE  hope tha t fresh clean bed had you and Mickie sleep better and longer last night. I think I was half asleep before my head hi t the pillow las t night, got  my 8 hours of dreamland at least.

JENNY  like you if I needed surgery I would want it today not a month from now. Yvette is scheduled for her first knee replacement in November. No hospital room available to then. With the hospitals full of covid patients only emergency surgeries were performed and now they are catching up  on them.

LLOYD  I have had nights like that where I cannot sleep and get up and either find a movie to watch or play some games on the computer.

SHIRLEY  I really have no routine anymore. I do things as I feel like it. I tried a high stool in the kitchen vut it didn't help. No place for my knees and I cannot do anything sideways. Besides that the galley kitchen really has no room for that stool so got rid of it. Now I would not be able  to get on that stool. Like you I seldom eat at the table, mostly with a TV tray set up on a side of my computer chair. Works for me. LOL  I like watching a we stern twice, once for the story and the second time for the landscape. Cannot help checking the scenery on the old b/w movies with the clouds and mountains never changing-painted backgrounds. Much better when they left the studios and went on location. I have always been fascina ted wi th the scenes from  the west, nothing like that here. Further north in the New England states there are mountains gut the highest point here in Rhode Island is only 812 feet high. Hardly a mountain, just a steep hill.

AMY  when Yvette  told me wen the sur gery was scheduled I said OH NO. She loves to go Christmas shopping especiall at the last  few days ahead of Chris tmas day. She likes being in t ha t crowd of shoppers. She will have to start early this year and will not making the huge dinner for all the family, hers and her inlaws are all together at her house then.

Time for me to get my breakfast. Had my 2 cups of coffee. Now I am wide awake.

Have a good day where ever you are and hope the weather is great there.

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July 16, 2021, 01:56:09 PM #24 Last Edit: July 16, 2021, 03:50:09 PM by Amy

So far so good. Pickles put away, flowers weeded, vegetable garden weeded  and porch swing put on the neighbours truck to take to their son.

Cooked some chicken chests for the dogs and need to cut that up when it is cold.
Something must have been bothering the loons as they were flying and calling out??? I know a kestrel was about but  wouldn't  think they would pick on a loon??
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, it took me a while to find my way back after my short stop this morning.  And I see it hasn't been a particularly busy place either.

Evening storms are getting to be the norm around here.  This one started about 6:15 even before the rain, it hit the electricity.  It turned off my computer, knocked off my TV Dish reception and made it necessare to redo all the clocks.  It also put off our nightly walk.  Fortunately, it stopped just before black dark set in and we managed to squeeze in our last walk of the day!

I never made it back this morning because as I sat at my desk with a paper in my hand, looking for a place to put it that I wouldn't lose it, I decided that it was time to clean off my desk.  When I finished that job and checked the clock, it was past time for lunch followed by a doggie walk, collecting the day's mail and a "zonkout" on the sofa.

It occurred to me that a certain pill that Mickie takes daily might be the cause of her not sleeping at night.  Since we have to wait an hour after she takes it in the morning before she can eat, I started to give it to her at night.  Last night I decided to start giving it in the morning again and see if that had any effect on her sleeping.  She actually slept all night and I'm going to see if that happens again tonight. 

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

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Oh, Jane, I do hope you solved the problem for the pup! Goodness, what a worry. I'll be here first thing to check how this night goes.

I fell asleep watching Blue Bloods.... That is the only show I try to catch of present day shows, but sometimes the tension gets too high & my brain just turns off. Tom Selleck still gives a laid back performance, I like most of the cast, but some times it gets too-too.

Sweet dreams, God Bless and wishing all a happy tomorrow.


Good morning..

Over cast day here and temp is livable if it stays that way. Daily chores about and some that I keep putting off may...just may get done today.

My niece called, all excites she just became a Grandma!! She lives on one coast and her daughter lives on the other but when my niece has had her second covid shot she is flying out to see her grandson.

Gloria, weather does what it wants and when it wants. Like fire and water it can leave devastation in its wake.

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!  It's not raining today and it's not supposed to rain today but I don't see the sun either.

SHIRLEY, we slept Mickie's regular time again last night.  I think the pill is back to being a morning thing!  I sure hope that's all it was that was getting her up in the middle of the night.  Her stomach must be used to having food an hour after that pill.

Today, I'm going to look at the windows!  Now mind!  I didn't say I was going to wash them.  That's part of the plan but that part has been around for a couple months now.  There's only one that needs a ladder to do the outside.  The rest of them flop in so you can stand on the floor and reach the outside.  But the big picture window needs a ladder and if I get the inside done before Frankie gets here, she'll do the ladder thing on the outside!  I think I can manage at least on room's worth of windows! 

Right now, I have to go get dressed and take Mickie for her morning walk and I'll think about the windows when I get back.

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

HI AMY!  This thing just told me that you posted while I was writing!

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Lloyd Hammond

Good Morning everyone. well I went to bed very Late and slept pretty good. Nancy and I both got new straight talk Phones. we both like them. they have good service Here where we live, the old flip phones we Had did not. the fellow at walleye word , worked hard at it but got our contacts loaded. and we made a test call and it worked well. Hope you all have a good day.