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Soda Shoppe for November 15, 2021

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Anne Frank


November 14, 2021, 11:59:09 PM #4 Last Edit: November 15, 2021, 12:01:03 AM by so_P_bubble
Que Sera, Sera
(Jay Livingston/Ray Evans)

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, "what will I be?
Will I be pretty?
Will I be rich?"
Here's what she said to me:

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera, what will be, will be

When I was just a child in school
I asked my teacher, "what will I try?
Should I paint pictures"
Should I sing songs?"
This was her wise reply:

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera, what will be, will be

When I grew up and fell in love.
I asked my sweetheart, "what lies ahead?
Will we have rainbows
Day after day?"
Here's what my sweetheart said:

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera, what will be, will be

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother, "what will I be?"
Will I be handsome?
Will I be rich?"
I tell them tenderly:

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera, what will be, will be
Que sera, sera!

Doris Day



 Phyl A. -  ( old Seniornet)

Woven on the fabric of time
.....fate spun her illusive web
She dealt to us the cards we hold
and watches how we play.

Life is but a constant struggle
.....and often seems unfair
Unwary folks get trapped within
.....Fate mocks their foolish ways.

The strong grab hold her silver thread
.....and dance along her lines
Always facing each new challenge
.....laughing at adversity.

Beyond the limits we impose
.....she patiently waits to see
How we arrange her silver threads
.....Within life's tapestry.



If I Could Be
by Kathy J Chrisley 

If I could be young again
I'd want to be like you.
With all my bright tomorrows,
I'd be starting all anew.

I'd set my goals as you do,
I'd make plans and see them through.
I'd reach into the heavens,
And pick a star or two.

I'd ride them throughout life,
And I'd make my dreams come true.
Yes,if I could be young again,
I'd want to be like you.

To My Granddaughter Jessica With Love


Good morning..

Tis a winters wonderland outside and snow is still falling. Doubt if this will stay but it sure looks beautiful outside!!
Many little chores to do this morning in town.

Bubble, thank you for the new start page. I first heard  Doris day sing   Que Sera Sera .


Better get ready for town, then home  to chase dust bunnies.

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


Good Morning, Friends! Going to be a little warmer today & not as windy as tomorrow so those leaves on the ground (mine & more from down the street) are begging to be picked up. My tree is still full of it's gold leaves so crazy to have someone do a major clean up when it will be much deeper in a day or so, from my tree & more from down the street. Shame I can't put up a fence to stop them blowning but can't fence off the street. You should see them fill the street when the wind is just right. That's how it is and how it'll be as long as I live here!

Tom & Callie had their breakfast salmon & both went out to potty before coming right back in to sleep some more.  Tiger isn't up yet. So now I'll fix me an egg sandwich & do a load or two of laundry. I got 6 hours sleep last night, good job, Shirley!

Lloyd should get his internet back tomorrow and maybe Jane will get home to tell us good night, I don't sleep as sound as when she sends her blessings. Hope everything is going okay with her.

Hey, Bubble, thanks for the new page & another thanks for the link to the background music to you, Amy. I'd love to see that snow.  I recall one year when Bubble posted a photo of snow in Israel, when was that, Bubble?

This is not getting my egg sandwich made so I can get on with the day. A Merry Monday to all (including you, Callie).  ;)


Good morning everyone, for the first time since we turned the clocks back I woke up just after 7 instead of around 5am. I do feel awake  though. 39 now and looks like we had some rain overnight. see some small puddles in  the parking lot, sky is a beautiful blue.
Just heard on  the news new cars will be scarce, get  your name at the dealer you want so they will keep one for you. What next will be in short supply. If every thing was brought back here and made in  the USA they would be made better like every  thing used  to be.

AMY  as long as you did not get hurt wi th the earluy break dancing who cares if they saw you having FUN!?? I never thought of using a can of pie filling for those squares. When my oldest son got older he always asked for a cherry pie instead of a cake for his birthday. OK by me. always found it easier  to make a pie than a cake.

CALLIE  was really were shocked at that tornado warning  even coming from my lifeline. At first I could not think of where a faint  voice was coming from. Tornados are unusual here but there has been some. From that warning I heard coming from my lifeline i t got to me.  Three hit in the state in south county near the Conn. border. This was a first for November though.

FLAJOAN  nice seeing you pop up here in the Soda Shoppe.

BUBBLE  thanks for the mid month goodies, great graphics and I could hear Doris Day singing in my mind with that song.

AMY  thanks now listening to Doris Day, I liked her acting and singing. Not hing as beau tiful as t he first snow of the year covering everything and shining in the sunshine. Hope t he roads were good going into town and not icy.

SHIRLEY  I remember when Bubble post ed t he pict ures of  the snow  they had. I s till think snow is beautiful  ------ to look at  at least....... ;)

I will be happy to see JANE and LLOYD and PHYLLIS  back to posting every day.

Have a good day and stay safe

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Just hear from Jane's daughter. Things are progressing slowly  and they hope to have Jane moving to avoid any lung issues.  Dr said  looks  good.

Please keep praying for Jane.
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


Gloria, is your daughter still painting?  I remember several years ago you showed a painting she had completed on one of the forums.  I thought it was lovely.  I always admire someone with such talent as I have none.

Amy, glad you weren't hurt when you almost fell.  I remember falling on the ice when we lived in Illinois many years ago.  Nothing broken (young bones) but I was sure embarrassed.  Don't have to worry about the ice anymore now living in Florida, but I do occasionally miss seeing that white stuff coming down.

Bubble, nice Thanksgiving graphic and poems.

Shirley, I like those egg sandwiches too, but I like to add some crispy bacon and mayo on the bread.


November 15, 2021, 06:05:11 PM #13 Last Edit: November 15, 2021, 06:06:46 PM by Sandy
Good Evening from the
much cooler and sunnier , rocky
coast of Maine.

I am glad to see Jane is improving and hope that
she is able to get up and get moving
soon, so she can start her recovery sooner
rather then later.

We are now entering the dark days of our
Winter Time ..  but it won't be long,
(Dec 22) when the tide turns and the days
start to get longer again...

Not my favorite time of year, but
as Doris Day sang,  "Que Sera Sera" 
what ever will be will be."

Have a good week,  EVERYONE!

We live on a blue planet that
Circles around a ball of fire
Next to a moon that moves the sea
And  YOU don't believe in miracles?


Sandy, and this, including winter, is my favorite time of year. My whole system works opposite from "normal" people, a fact I've come to accept and admit. I like rainy days, loved the weather when we lived in England, always liked winter better than summer and dark/cloudy rather than bright sun.

My father spent either 2 or 3 weeks when he was in his 50s, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St.Louis while they tried to find out why he passed out in "sun or heat". In the end they didn't find a thing but told him "he must be allergic to sun rays so stay out of it". 

I had my first sun/heat stroke at 18, didn't go to the doctor but from then on have been careful to not get over heated or in the sun too long. Isn't it great that we all aren't exactly alike?  I have mellowed out over the years and don't push my body to extremes, feel like I have the last 2 years with Covid, not just to do what I want but to keep going. Age is the factor.

It always makes me happy when someone seems content with their life. I'm a terrible example as I gripe about so many things. I have choices but all goes back to feeling like I have a duty to take care of these cats and that controls what else I can do. But I do have a great life and should be appreciating what I do have instead of wishing for "freedom" to just roam.

Today has been a day of remembering, one of my older cousins funeral. Weather predictions were for snow/ice or rain in mid-Missouri so I didn't plan to go. Turned out to be nice so I regret not making the trip. Glad you mentioned Dec.22 and the days getting longer. Pushing for spring and we haven't had winter yet!

Amy, glad you didn't get hurt, we really do have to remember how to "tuck & roll" when we fall, or be able to tap dance like you did!  I had every intention of pulling out the tomato plants today but the early dark got me. I did get about half of the dumpster filled with leaves, maybe 1 in 50 from my trees & the rest from "down the street". Wish I could find someone that would actually mow & pick up but watched the mowers a few houses away as they ran the big mower over, no bagger attached to their mower & then blew all the leaves to the yards on either side and those in the curb any way but away from that house! Not one leaf picked up. The lady is in a re-hab or retirement home and for whatever reason, doesn't want to sell the house. The house next door to that one has been empty for nearly 10 years because the lady is in a retirement place and obviously doesn't need the money. It takes a lot of money to pay for utilities & all the maintenance to keep them in good shape. And so it goes.........


Shirley, hope you don't mind but I sent your (t sleep as sound as when Jane sends her blessings.) on to Jane... as incentive.
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


November 15, 2021, 08:15:46 PM #16 Last Edit: November 15, 2021, 08:19:52 PM by Shirley
Good, Amy, it's really important to make the mind WANT to get moving & if they are giving her meds to cover the pain, may slow down the thinking (does for me). I saved a quote long ago about the damage it does for "us older people" spending time in bed. I'll see if I can find it.

"A rough rule of thumb for nurses and physicians is that for every day an elderly patient spends in bed, 1 percent of muscle mass is lost. "You'd be surprised how quickly it can go below the point where you can safely stand up and move". 


Monday evening HELLO‼️ This past week just passed so quickly.....PT 3 times a week and swimming when I can. 

We did drive up to see Jonah, his mom and dad on Saturday.  He is so proud of his new home and had to show us all around. It took us one hour and 10 minutes to drive there but 3 hours to get home with  traffic and a accident on the freeway! Ugh😩

Yesterday was Bob's Birthday, so we went to Dr. Dave's for a fun dinner and party.  Always fun to be with the family and friends.

So pleased to read Jane and Phyllis are both improving and may be able to leave the hospital sn.  Hope and pray MARYPAGE is doing as well too.

Bless all of our group that are suffering.  My heart aches for you, Beverly.  I know you miss your life partner, Chape. Two friends passed this last week, and one cannot be but sad to know how hard it is for the remaining spouse to go on.  I watch my son trying to do his best to be mom and dad to his three children....

AMY, so glad you did not fall....coming from one who continues to suffer daily from that one fall I had coming upon 8 months ago now.....I am petrified of falling again‼️‼️ It has changed my comfort of walking, etc.  STAY UPRIGHT IF YOU CAN, EVERYFRIEND ‼️

Enjoy the week to come....and pleasant dreams‼️

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


Are you aware that MaryPage has posted in the Medical forum?  BB's


Good morning everyone. Woke to the baseboard heat  banging away. Wonder if this new maintenance guy can fix that. It has bothered me every winter since I moved here. I can give it a bang with my foot and it stops. Funny it only happens in the middle of the night or if it  happens during the day when the TV is on I just  don't  hear it. Maybe I should get a radio and keep i t on all night  with soft music playing and I will not hear it. Is there such a thing as a radio station playing soft music these days?

AMY  thanks for the latest on Jane and she is in my prayers every time I  think of her and that is several times a day. They don't have Jane up and walking around yet? That surprises me. Yvette just had her knee surgery and they had her walking the next day.

FLAJEAN  my daughter is still painting but since I posted her paintings in that forum she has moved to the boonies in Arizona and not taking lessons anymore. She does 2 special ones a year now for her 2 sons for Christmas and of course I still get emails of what  she paints. She says I am her best critic because if I don't like something I tell her so. They now live an hour from town opn the side of a mountain, no more San Diego noise and traffic.

SANDY  bad enough the days are getting shorter but feels like it is mid afternoon when I have to start turning lights on.

SHIRLEY  I always liked winter better. Not because of the daylight but for the cold temperatures. I keep trying to do things like I used to but the body is wearing out and just wants to sit quiet or lay on the couch and watch TV. That I don't like, really makes me feel  the 90 I am. I never liked sit ting in the sun, get dizzy. OK go ahead and say it.....just a dizzy dame!!

JENNY  I have a fear of falling these days after what happened to me in February. That wasn't a fall as much as a passing out from too many antibiotics from the new dentist where I go took 2 teeth out. The rest of them have to be extracted but now I am afraid to have  them out . Never was before.

PHILLYFILLY  hello and welcome to the Soda Shoppe.

Have a good day and stay safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Good morning..

We are still looking at snow on the ground here ,temp is 23°.Busy day ahead,taking quilts and fabric to a lady after a visit to the dentist.

Jenny, love the new avatar of "Best Buds "

Gloria, there must be some FM station that plays soft music. What about a cd player? I put on Ildivo or Nana Mouskouri ,never get to the end of the cd before I am asleep.

Patricia, good morning. Winter weather is staying......so far here.

Better get my duds on.

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


I'm busy baking & cooking & fixing birthday dinner for oldest son & wife, their birthdays are "back to back" so old mom is having a field day! 

Where is Lloyd?  He was supposed to get connected today. It is a windy one here, leaves are dropping faster than expected so need to get food delivered by 4:00 pm & home to pick up more leaves. Cool down starts tomorrow.

I'll check in later, must get myself organized. The house is starting to smell good, 2 dishes of chicken baking in butter & all the herbs & spices used for fixing pheasant under glass. I always peeled potatoes & cut in quarters to cook with the chicken, fresh garlic smells good if nothing else, right?  I will saute an onion (sliced & quartered) in butter & then drain a can of green beans about half down before dumping into the onions & cook it down to almost dry. If you happen to like fried onions this is really good for you. My pineapple upside down cake did not turn out like hoped, got side tracked & didn't get it out of the bunt pan fast enough so some stuck to the sides & bottom. Had a layer of brown sugar, covered over with pecans & walnuts and then the pineapple slices so I wouldn't have to ice.... Haven't made one for quite a while & forgot it has to be taken out of the pan before that brown sugar hardens! Oh, well, they can spoon the crumbles over slice of cake, huh?  :-[

Enjoy the day! Remember back in the old days when we'd go on hay rack rides this time of year. A chance to snuggle & sing.... and just be happy!

Lloyd Hammond

well here I am, better late than never. just got on Line I hope it keeps working. sun is bright and75º here now.



Long day, wagon dragin..
Had a great day after the appointment.

Lloyd , great to see you finally made it in here. Now we are going to nail your shoes to the floor so we don't lose you again!!

Now this is a message for all but especially Shirley..I was told by Jane to post this.

I wish everyone a peaceful nights sleep and a happy tomorrow! (So Shirley can sleep)
Shirley those are Janes words. :)
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


And I am here to hear them!  Thanks to Jane & to you, Amy, for bringing the welcome words!

Yea, Lloyd & Nancy found their way back!

Am sleepy from cooking & baking all day. Food delivered and some for myself for tomorrow. The leaves really dumped today so gotta get busy tomorrow so the bags can go out for early Friday pick up.

Gloria, we do have an "oldies music" station that stays on all night, no commercials... but my problem is thinking the words instead of going to sleep!

I'm ready to hit the sack, feels like it should be time for 10:00 pm news but since I quit watching news, I don't have any "point of reference" these days. I'm sleepy & that's all I know.


Lloyd Hammond

I had a post made and hit a wrong key and it flew away at jet speed. here I go again. sorry you all were worried. but it was not my fault, explain later  (remained me If I forget) I have a new Health mounter that sends My vitals to v a . blood sugar blood pressor and oxygen rate, and heart rate and so on. good night and sweet dreams,



November 17, 2021, 12:56:01 AM #26 Last Edit: November 17, 2021, 02:00:22 AM by Vanilla-Jackie
Lloyd Hammond, a welcome back... and a good night and God Bless...this is my morning here in England...

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


Good morning everyone, 28 now at  4:30 am. Will no t get too warm today but tomorrow in the upper 60's, really crazy weather. Phone rang when I was on Skype yesterday, the lady in charge of the CNA's. Well they are short handed and I knew that so  today instead of a CNA she will send a home maker. Today is the day laundry gets done but  she does not cook or give my back a massage either. I will have to call her later. She has been helping the one in charge but talking with her yesterday She is now the one in charge, the one who was was fired. I know no one was happy with her. I am supposed to get 13 hours a week and was luck to get 8 or 9 hours, my insurance is the one who wants the 13 so they would not like paying for something I am not getting. I don't like it either. Home maker today due at 9am, one reason I have to call later, that hour is not good for me. Knowing I had  to get up and dressed early I did not sleep at  all last night.
I talked to Yvette last  night. She is not happy right now. Taking lots of pills and in a lot of pain  The pain she was not thinking about before the surgery. She said she is doing nothing but laying on the couch and sleeping.

AMY  there is one local station the played music/songs from the era I listened a lot but now play  noise that is so called music that just has a few words and notes. I do have some classical CD's, especially Chopin, could listen to his music all the time with a few others mixed in.

SHIRLEY  about now I would like a nice big slice of squash pie but no CNA to help me. Do not like pumpkin pie and in bakery  departments in markets they never have squash, only pumpkin.

LLOYD  welcome home to you and Nancy. We sure have been worried about you, so glad you are back with us at last.

JANE  your have a peaceful sleep reminds me of Joan spreading or sprinkling angel dust  to send us to sleep.

Think I will go lay  on the couch, I might s till get a couple of hours to sleep.

Have a good day and be safe.

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Good morning...

Not much sun today and possible rain , starting out at 28° that could be snow.

Not sure what is going to happen today. Lots of work to do but will see.

Gloria, we are the same temp here. Seems everyone is short handed, we stopped at DQ yesterday but doors closed only drive through open. We did get our sundaes  Kyle just wanted ice cream and I got a Dixie Bell. Chocolate and butterscotch sauce and lots of pecans...one a year does me.
Jane was up yesterday for a walk.

Lloyd. so happy you are finally back in here. Hope both you and Nancy are keeping well.

Patricia, where are you? Sort of like calling Car 54!! Hope you are feeling better.

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


Hooray!  I "found you".  We have fire in the hills just west of Denver and a plane crashed yesterday - grim messages on the t.v.  I think it was one of the fire fighter's planes. 

There is very little snow here - only enough to make it slippery.

Thanksgiving will be here and I am glad I bought a frozen turkey more than a month ago.  Stores are not keeping up on the holiday essentials. 

How sweet it is to "find you" -