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Soda Shoppe for October 15, 2021

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There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age.           
 -Sophia Loren, actor and singer (b. 20 Sep 1934)


I'm so young and you're so old
Paul Anka

I'm so young and you're so old
This my darling I've been told
I don't care just what they say
'Cause for ever I will pray
You and I will be as free
As the birds up in the trees
Oh please stay by me Diana

Thrills I get when you hold me close
Oh my darling you're the most
I love you but do you love me
Oh Diana can't you see
I love you with all my heart
And I hope we will never part
Oh please stay with me Diana

Oh my darlin' oh my lover
Tell me that there is no other
I love you with my heart
Oh oh oh oh oh oh ....

Only you can take my heart
Only you can tear it apart
When you hold me in your loving arms
I can feel you giving all your charms
Hold me darling ho-ho-hold me tight
Squeeze me baby with a-all you're might
Oh please stay by me Diana
Oh please Diana
Oh please Diana .


Cliff Sterling (from old Seniornet)

When I look into the mirror,
I do wonder how it can be,
that an old man looks back at me.
Where on earth has this old man been
for all of those many lost years -
too few laughs and too many tears.

From manhood, up to the crossroads,
those prime-of-life youth years just flew;
those happy years were all too few.
From youth to old age was a blur.
Life's tribulations took their toll.
Now, I'm simply wrinkled and old.

As I look into the mirror,
far beyond the facial lines,
I seek most a heart that is kind;
one with consistent compassion;
a heart forever forgiving -
to share lessons with the living.

I assessed my very being,
far deep within my ageless soul.
Was I wiser as I grew old?
Was my spirit all it could be?
Were my pure thoughts too far away,
when I humbly knelt to pray?

The human jungle was my cross.
Unable to meet its demands,
I mustered courage - made my stands.
Winning battles, but loosing wars,
the struggles had a human price!
I was at my end more than twice.

Only after utter defeat
did life become pure and golden -
returning years that were stolen.
I was led to the right crossroad
and received my award at last.
My trials were in the distant past!

Retirement is traumatizing
to many I am well aware,
but I find a safe haven there.
My spirit and youth are renewed.
Oh glory be, oh glory be,
I found my niche, and I am free!


"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney


October 15, 2021, 01:17:14 AM #7 Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 02:04:47 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
...good morning, yes Sophia Loren has got it right...age is just a number...what is more important is having your health..

...love your October Autumn leaves...

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


Good morning everyone, 57 now and to go up into the 70's again. Glad my sons have not taken the AC out of the window yet because I had it running yesterday. Wen I start sweating I know it is hot. At the beginning of the month had the heat turned on to keep warm. Glad I didn't get the clothes for winter out and summer ones out away.

LLOYD  hope those ear drops help, an ear ache is not nice.

JACKIE  I still have and old iron my Mom had, heat on the stove and then iron clothes. Darn thing is heavy and I use it as a door stop.

PHYLLIS  never heard of Hoe cakes. I live in the north east in Rhode Island.
And before anyone asks again we are NOT an island. We are attached  to Conn. on the west and  to Mass. on the north and east the rest is water from the Atlantic. We do have Johnny cakes made with a special white cornmeal from a plce here in RI  that had made it for more than 100 years. They also called t hem Journey cakes and made them to  take along when going on a  trip, hunting or exploring.  They would keep away hunger by having one of them every few hours.

AMY  had to wait till the tears stopped, beautiful story and so sad. WOW so glad Kyle did not get hurt when he fell.

SHIRLEY  Y\OU HAVE THE MOST CATERED TO CATS OF ANYONE i KNOW. They knew a lady with a soft heart when they saw you. 

JANE  grea t t hat your daughter will be wi th you for the next  surgery and you will not be home alone.

JENNY  great you have a pool so handy for you.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new page, beautiful graphics and stories.

Have a good day, s tay safe and healthy.

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...yes heavy and if you remember we had two on the go...one we were using the other heating up on the stove next to be used...

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


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


October 15, 2021, 12:16:30 PM #12 Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 12:27:12 PM by phyllis
Gloria, my brain went "walk about" and I meant to write Northerners call them Johnny cakes and old-time Southerners call them Hoe Cakes.  But, back in my hometown they were called Corn Cakes.  Whatever name is used they are good and I hope Tome enjoys them.  Good for Bubble for finding the recipe for her.

Hot here, too, with the AC running from time to time but rain coming in with a big cold front tomorrow and Sunday will be COLD.  It isn't supposed to get out of the sixties all day then.  They are saying we will have a big drop in temps.  My winter clothes are close at hand. :eek:

Thanks for using one of my graphics, Bubble.  And, thanks, Jackie, for liking it.  That was one I always liked and was fun to make.  I miss doing PSP.

Take care, All.


:hugs: to Everyfriend!  I'm busy visiting with my daughter and granddaughter! 

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

October 15, 2021, 02:04:40 PM #14 Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 02:11:12 PM by Lloyd Hammond
phyllis at our age we all have short time memory I do not forget any thing, just can not Remember it when I want to. I Cal It short time memory. It Is 58º and mostly cloudy Here in central MO. I was Having a good Nap and Nancy woke me up to eat.



October 15, 2021, 05:53:47 PM #15 Last Edit: October 15, 2021, 05:56:41 PM by Vanilla-Jackie
Lloyd Hammond...
...i have been introduced to many people lately but, names just goes through one ear and out the other within seconds...all i remember when i next look at faces is that i know we have spoke before but, oh what was her - his name, for the life of me,  i just cant remember..

Jane S...sending ((( HUG ))) back to you...

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


A message about RAMMEL- Rick
A note to let you all know that Rick's wife, Diana, has  passed away.  She had been in a rehab hospital since April, after falling and injuring her head.  She passed peacefully, on October 10.
No funeral service, but a viewing will be held Sunday, followed by a private burial service.

Rick will be back with us next week, or whenever he feels ready to return. This message was posted with Rick's approval


Rick, deepest condolences to you and your family.
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


Thanks, Marilyne. I've sent my sympathy to him already but remember how much it meant to me to read over the messages everyone left when Cas died. I feel bad not having a place to let him know how much all of us care.

Jane, nothing like a chance to visit with our kids to make us stronger.

Gloria, Cas used to say that we had "SUCKERS" written on our roof. He got to enjoying our boarders as much as I did, but jury still out whether birds (including ducks) or cats are the most trouble.

Tom just went out, they all had some raw eye of round cubed plus some rotisserie chicken, but bowls of "Indoor Delights"  dry Friskies that they can eat if they are hungry. Callie came in to eat & wanted back outside in the front. I think she has a friend that visits but not while I am out. Soon she will want to stay in the garage in her heated bed. Feels like fall tonight. Tiger stood at the basement door & kept looking at me & back at the door, she knows she is the only one that gets to go down there. What is it with the girls that they change places to sleep all the time? Callie goes from the top of the camper in the extra garage to inside the saw dust box under the table saw, and the last few days she's been sleeping on the cardboard "flaps" of the box my e-bike came in & I keep around it so she doesn't short it out "marking" like she did the shark vac. She has done some expensive damage around here! So that's my life~~~

Jackie, my sleep schedule is as off the wall as yours is. I know it is my fault that I get up when I'm hungry but have no trouble going right back to sleep with a full tummy. I try to get at least 6 hours off & on in a 24 hour period.... and who cares if it is day or night time. I would not fit in with retirement homes rules, that's for sure.  :D

I'm going to start shutting things down to get to bed earlier, I was tempted to put another load of clothes in the washer but by the time it would be dry I would be past sleepy. Always tomorrow, right? I did get the oil changed in the car & they took care of 2 recalls, a little over 3 hours but they brought me home & picked me back up so had time to do a few things, never get DONE no matter how many hours I put in. Slowed down a tad. ;)

Wishing all sweet dreams and a restful sleep.


Marilyne, thanks for letting us know about Rick's wife.

My sympathy and prayers are with him.


October 16, 2021, 01:50:12 AM #20 Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 04:31:29 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Marilyne...like Shirley, i have sent my sympathy already...I did post on our forum to keep Rick in our thoughts and prayers....I am glad he has given his permission to make this public..
...64 years of marriage...

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

Lloyd Hammond

October 16, 2021, 07:18:49 AM #21 Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 07:22:06 AM by Lloyd Hammond
Good Morning everyone. I Have read post since I was here yesterday. Made nature calls, and am going to get a drink of water, and back to bed hopefully get some more zzz. see you Later,



Good Morning Everyfriend!  The guests slept at Cathy's house because she has plans for a visit to Texas with her daughter next week.  They'll be over here later today.  And I think Frankie is off today and probably sleeping in.  I'm going to get some breakfast and see if the paper got here yet.

Rammel (RICK) I'm so sorry for your loss but we all know your wife is in a better place and that her pain is all gone!  Now she'll watch over you as you watched over her!

I'm off to get some breakfast and maybe take a short walk before the rains come!  We're supposed to have rain beginning around 11 and lasting most of the day off and on!  It's cooler today, too!

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

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


October 16, 2021, 06:02:11 PM #23 Last Edit: October 16, 2021, 07:15:27 PM by Denver
My condolences RICK for the passing of your Wife Diana. You are missed and we all will welcome you back when you are ready to join us again.  Thoughts and prayers for you.

Thank you, MARILYN and JACKIE for letting us know.  As we all know it is still a shock when our loved ones pass even if we know it is coming.   

We are enjoying a beautiful day.  Windows are open to refresh our air.  We still have a lot of colors in our trees 🌳

PHYLLIS, I have heard ALL of those names you mentioned but I neve called my cornbread anything but that.

GLORIA, I hope your sons brought you some goodie today along with a nice visit.

Our Arkansas Son, Mark was part of the SEC chain gang today at the Arkansas / Auburn Game. He called and sent several pictures and videos.  He sure had a wonderful time.  His group was escorted in and out of the stadium by the local police with sirens to and from the hotel where they all gathered!  Crazy🤪. The second the game ended they ran as fast as they could to the tunnel to get out of there.....this included the refs also.  There were drinks dumped on them and bad words flying .....guess they needed the police escort out‼️

JANE, enjoy your special time with your family🥰

SHIRLEY, I was quite surprised when our picture taken together at Mt. Princeton Campground TEN yeas ago today popped up on my screen! 

 THANK YOU, BUBBLE, for our nicely refreshed Soda Shoppe.  I always enjoy the goodie you share with us. 

I hope EVERYFRIEND enjoyed their Saturday.

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

Lloyd Hammond

good Night and sweet dreams everyone.


Lloyd Hammond

October 17, 2021, 06:30:45 AM #25 Last Edit: October 17, 2021, 06:44:12 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well It looks Like I was the last one in Last night and the first one this Morning. Hope to see you all after while In good health and sprits. I am going to church on Line at the first christen church in Warrensburg MO. first service is 8:AM this morning. Have a good day how and were you spend the day. If any of you want to join us on the tool bar it is called Nancy's church. The older I get the less I reamer up front, I do not forget just can not recall when I want to.



I'm barely awake, less than 3 hours sleep, Tiger insisted she wanted to sleep with me & since she sleeps all day, her "night" is short. I told Google clock to set the alarm for 5:00am to get them fed, me dressed and out the door by 7:00 for church. I always eat something before taking an aspirin and besides that, I am moving slower these days. That darn rib has 4 more weeks to nag. Since I always wake up before the alarm, I've been up since 4:30. Somewhere out there will be a nap, for sure.

I'm loveing the cooler weather, feels like the autumns of long ago. Jenny, can it really have been 10 years ago since we met at Mt.Princeton? Seems like last year! Love reading about your boys, they are nearer the ages of my oldest grands! Oldest gr-son will be 45 in Nov. Shocking to me. Where did the years go?

Wishing all a Super Sunday. Gloria, this is OUR weather, hope it lasts a while. I'd still like one more trip to camp but my 3 kids have been talking about going along & they are way too busy for a time out. Might sneek out by myself, well, with cats. I hate to go off & leave Callie but don't dare try to take her along.  :thinking:  :thinking:


Good morning...

Fall temp is here 41° at the moment. Trees are losing their colourful gowns now, rain helped a bit but time also prevailed.

 Angle reminded me that I hadn't posted, thank you Patricia.Been sticking close to Kyle to make sure all is well after that fall and so far so good. Friends stopped in yesterday for a visit,while the ladies talked quilting the men talked shop.  The friend can weld anything and makes beautiful live edge furniture some with iron legs.

Kyle called me to the sun porch to look out across the back yard one day. I am looking for ?? and then I saw it.........a hen from the neighbours had come through the fence and was busy picking and a scratching in the yard. Thank goodness the dogs were inside as I don't know what they would have done.

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!  Just a shortie today because I have to take Cooper for a walk and then get ready for church.  We had temps in the mid 40s overnight and it's not supposed to get above 57 today.  I do believe FALL has arrived!

We had a family diner of Ham and string beans yesterday.  There were 7 of us in 3 generations to eat it.  It was Cindy's request before she left OKla.  and it was always a family favorite when the kids were growing up.  There's enought left over for a couple of quick lunches and Frankie took a container to work for her lunch today. 

I better get moving!  Cooper is asking for his walk and I need to hit the shower.  I wish you all a good day... better than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow!

P.S.  I had a prayer answered last night and I'm not worrying about the surgery any more!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


October 17, 2021, 07:51:55 AM #29 Last Edit: October 17, 2021, 07:56:40 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Not long back home from morning church...another couple of hours and i will be back there for a monthly group meet-up which i am now part of the grpup...so this will be new to me..

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