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Lloyd Hammond: well I can not fiend our soda shop and open the form we befor the chang of the new coler format help please.         Lloyd

Soda Shoppe for January 1, 2022

Started by so_P_bubble, January 01, 2022, 03:41:40 AM

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Old alphabet was,

A is for apple, and
B is for Boat,
That used to be right,
but now it won't float.
Age before beauty is what we once said,
But let's be a bit more realistic instead.

New Alphabet is,

A is for arthritis;
B is the bad back,
C is for chest pains, perhaps cardiac.
D is for dental decay and decline;
E is for eyesight, can't read that top line.
F is for fissures and fluid retention,
G is for gas, which I'd rather not mention.
H is high blood pressure--I'd rather it low;
I for incisions with scars you can show.
J is for joints, out of socket, won't mend.
K is for knees that crack when they bend.
L for libido, what happened to sex?
M is for memory, I forget! What comes next?
N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low;
O is for osteo, the bones that don't grow!
P for p prescriptions, I have quite a few,
Just give me a pill and I'll be good as new.
Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu?
R for reflux, one meal turns to two.
S for sleepless nights, counting my fears.
T for tinnitus; there's bells in my ears.
U is for urinary; big troubles with flow;
V is for vertigo, that's "dizzy" you know.
W is for worry, NOW what's going round?
X is for X-ray, and what might be found.
Y is another year I'm left here behind,
Z is for zest that I still have--in my mind.

I've survived all the symptoms, my body's deployed,
And I've kept twenty-six doctors fully employed!!
May your troubles be less, your blessings more and nothing but Happiness come through your door.



"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."
- Mary Kay Ash



Before winter comes and locks the land
Imprisons with ice tipped hand
I must gather, set aside and store
Supplies needed to take me through.
Boxes of clouds from a summer day,
Sunrise and sunset at the shore.
A shell to hold against my ear
To hear the sea, feel the sand warm
From day long shining sun.
Baskets of smells, earth fresh from
A warm spring shower.
Damask roses heady scent
To envelope me in winters dark.
Spring carnations, hyacinths,
New mown grass.
Bushels of sounds, a robin's song,
Beating of wings across the sky.
Buzz of bees hovering, sipping
Nectar from the lily's cup.
Trunks of things you do not see
When winter closes in.
A spiders web of lacy lightness,
Silvered sparkled in morning dew.
Fireflies sending messages after dark,
Moonflowers blooming on the vine.
All the smells and sounds and sights
Stored in my mind for cold winter nights.
Anna Alexander


Every man usually has something he can do better than anyone else. Usually it is reading his own handwriting.


Happy New Year Everyone!

Sorry about being late to open this page: I overslept!  With the bad weather it was so dark, cold, icky... I did not want to wake up!

Best of 2022 to you all!


Good Morning Everyfriend!  BUBBLE, where I live you're right on time!  I loved everything and I also wish Everyfriend a 


Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast


Good morning...

Foggy out with a temp of 31° this morning..
Going to have a lazy day here.....just meals to do and that is it...maybe. Will be a quiet day here ,no gatherings.

Bubble thank you for the new start. Wondered if a Dr could read his own hand writing??

Phyllis , love the snowy pine boughs.

Patricia, hope folks have their power back on and roads plowed.

Gloria, one day closer to getting Yvette back!!

Lloyd,I love raspberries, you may have all the rest of the fruit just pass the raspberries this way please. :thumbup:

Callie, the information I read on collards said it was like a loose cabbage. Guess it is not all that tasty?

Wishing my friends a Happy New Years day..

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


"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."




Thanks, Bubble, for using one of my graphics and especially since that was one I liked.

Amy, I can't speak for Callie but, but for me Collards is one of the Southern traditional dishes I will not eat.  It is a green... like Kale... but when cooked it becomes a bitter tasting limp weed.  IMO!  Most Southern cooks will cook it in bacon fat and add things to try to make it taste better....but it doesn't!  >:(

The big pot of Hoppin' John is ready and I'll reheat it, and add the chopped Bok Choy at the end.  I'm making corn bread to go with it.  That is another southern New Year's tradition.

The weather for the new year looks just like the weather for the old year.  Warm and cloudy today and tomorrow but on Monday we will have a 30 deg. drop and the possibility of a little snow in Central NC.  Winter may finally get here.

Take care, All.


Phyllis, thank you for the explanation. Kale and I are not a fan so I would not like collards.

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


Happy First Day of 2022!

Amy, I agree with Phyllis about the taste of collard as well as turnip greens and most other similar greens. :P

My Plan du Jour is to put a small pork loin and a sweet potato in the slow cooker to have with black-eyed peas (for Good Luck in the new year) and then settle in to watch the Oklahoma State Cowboys take on Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl. Most of my family are in AZ for the football game and the pix look as if they're having a grand time.

It's certainly warmer than central Oklahoma!  We've already had our high temperature for the day - which was 32º!  Patio looks as if we had a bit of rain overnight so streets may be slick. Glad I'm tucked in "for the duration".

Wishing Everyfriend Everywhere an Enjoyable Day. 

Lloyd Hammond

January 01, 2022, 11:35:42 AM #15 Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 11:39:29 AM by Lloyd Hammond
well it did it to me again. I made a good size postand hit post,but It dissapered,can not finde it.the slab in front of our house was wet when I looked out,but it Is snowing light flurries and Light wend, now. I took my blod sugar and it was 145. I am going to go to the ketchien and fiend something to eat. Hope you all have a good day just as you like it.



Well, whatever happened to my long post??? No kidding, I wrote a book(it was brilliant :2funny: )

Guess I'll go back to bed, I'm disappointed losing another long post, will have to go back to typing on Word Pad so I can copy & paste again if it didn't stick the first time. This ain't no way to start a new year!


Good morning should say afternoon. Had trouble getting started today. Did let my son in at 10:30. Another cold damp and gloomy and foggy day. Think I will spend the rest of the day on the couch with a warm throw on me. Not much up to chatting or should I say typing? Even forgot the Rose Parade. Oh well is just a regular Saturday for me

I am OK just down after a week with no sunshine. Will try to do better tomorrow. NO it is not a hangover, with all my meds it is a good thing I am not a drinker some of the pills and alcohol do not go together.

Being a Yankee I never heard of a  New Year tradition here, at least not in my family or anyone we knew.

BUBBLE  wonderful graphics.  My kind of winter scene. Love the Old Alphabet and just had to copy/save  The poem sure brought back a lot of memories. Sure could use one of those sunny days now. Hmm reading one's own handwriting?When I send a CNA to the market I let them write down what I need. Even I cannot read what I write anymore. Just scribbles. Mind goes faster than hand can move. I think I will save your whole post for this morning, all keepers. Thank you for starting 2022 off on a good start with all the goodies.

PHYLLIS  love the graphic in your creation. Would love te bee there. Reminded me of the first time I was on a snowmobile in northern Maine. My niece's husband was working up there and they invited me up for a few weeks. We were visiting some of their friends where he kept his snowmobile. He started asking if I would like to go for a ride, sure. In those days I was up to try most anything. Ok he had an older snowmobile suit they had me put on-picture it he was a rugged 6 feet+ and I was a slim 5'1" Their friend's wife had boots that fit me. I must have look like something the dog refused to drag in. Anyway we headed out with me sitting in back of him on the snowmobile and I made him promise not to go fast. He didn't but at first  it felt like he was going 90 mph. Eventually I relaxed and we got into the woods, tall pines, with the branches bent toward the ground and full of snow. there was a full moon and as bright as daylight. Like going through a fairy land. I was around 45 at the time and I still remember it vividly. When I saw your graphic I thought at first noh wow a snowmobile riding down that path would be great then thought NO too noisy to spoil the beauty.

AMY  never even saw collard greens but just the name turns me off. cannot stand kale either. More than one person tried getting me to eat it in different ways-drinks to soups-yuck.

CALLIE  only green leaves I eat are lettuce and cabbage, I know in the market at times they sell beet leaves, like beets but leaves are for animals or compost pile.

LLOYD  main thing is you did post and it is always good to see you.

SHIRLEY  I always type on notepad since OSCAR from the Nest in SN told me how and even then now and then my post goes into cyber space. I try to remember to make sure it posts before I delete the notepad.

Don't know if I mentioned it but on Wednesday I looked out and saw the ambulance leaving the parking lot. Half hour later and paper was clid under the door and it was to let us know another person was taken to the hospital. She had opened the library and the community room on Monday and everything is locked up again. That is the third case in here and the other 2 are home and fine.

Happy New Year. Happier and healthier than the one we are now leaving behind us. I think we all pray God hears out prayers to get rid of this covid 

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


January 01, 2022, 04:20:41 PM #18 Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 04:23:05 PM by patricia19
Both of my husbands were Kentuckians altho one from the north and one from the south of Kentucky. So, I learned to cook those greens but the only time I actually had a small serving was if I was a guest at a relative's house. I was at his uncle's house where they once served squirrel. The taste of the fat was horrendous and I guess my facial expression wasn't complimentary as the whole table erupted into laughter!


I'm going to have my traditional German (my grandfather) sauer kraut and pork for my supper.  Daddy George used to say that if you didn't eat sauer kraut on New Year's Day you'd have bad luck all year long.  I'm not taking any chances.  I learned to love it when I was little and I still do!

Click for Lewisburg,Pennsylvania Forecast

Lloyd Hammond

January 01, 2022, 06:06:01 PM #20 Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 06:10:42 PM by Lloyd Hammond
Good evening everyone, well it Is snowing again.the gras I all but covered, and still comming down.it Is verry fine but steady. Hope you are all havng a good first. and use good seince with uour celibrang. good night and sweet dreams. JaneS you Mayhave my sourcrout today, I like it But I amon frut dieat all togather Now. My new doctor says he is going to cure My dibates and get me off the Meds with It, and I am for that.




Good Night Everyfriend!  I'm heading for the haystack before my eyes go into permanent slam shut mode!  LLOYD, I wish you well with your new diet!

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

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Good morning everyone, from what I saw on the forecast the whole week coming up will be more of these gloomy days. That would make it more than 2 weeks of gloom.

JANE  don't blame you for not taking chances after what you went through last year, stick to your pork and sauer kraut.

LLOYD  never heard of a fruit diet to cure diabetes. Hope it work for you.

Wow only Jane and Lloyd here from last night and i even got here before Amy?

Have a good day, stay happy and healthy,

Click for Harrisville, Rhode Island Forecast


Good morning...

Another cloudy day starting out a 10° this morning. A day of rest is in order too!!

Gloria, I did try kale.once and that was enough for me! I like broccoli, cabbage, spinach and brussel sprouts along with lettuce, green onions swiss chard and that is all the green I am eating.

Callie, who won the game?

Phyllis , posted a recipe for Hoppin John is that anywhere near you recipe?

Shirley, hope you have better luck today with your posts.

Rick, you awake?

Lloyd, good luck with you see fruit diet. :)

Better get going 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


Gloria, my fingers were typing but not as fast as yours!  :2funny:

Your story reminded me of the time my friend and I went cross country skiing around 9 pm with a full moon lighting our way and fresh fallen snow.  The snow was perfect for skiing. We stopped for a break to look around at the beauty we were seeing and then my friend said. This was the last spot her son had come through on night and she was so happy that he got to see something so lovely before coming out on the other side and getting killed by a car. If I thought the night was still it sure got stiller after that! 
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 going to be a gloomy week here, too.  I'm not looking forward to that.

AMY, my daughter Cindy, learned to ski while she was a student at Penn State Univ.  When she decided to go when we were on a vacation at my sister's I went along and since it really didn't look that hard, I decided to rent equipment and go along.  We went up a short hill on the lift and I really enjoyed that part of it.  When we got off at the top, I followed Cindy to where the hill started.  She took off and I watched her.  Then I sat down in the snow, took off my skis and WALKED down the hill and I never tried that again!  That hill was scary!

Got things to do today and Frankie will be over later to spend the night so I have to think about supper.

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

P.S.  My sister Margie, will celebrate 88 years of life tomorrow!  We've bpth outlived all our previous family members.

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Jane, my sister was 91 on Christmas Day.... She really is in good shape but I'm concerned that she is enjoying all the attention from her kids & that they do everything for her. She has been pampered all her life (first girl after 3 boys) and was so tiny people carried her around like a doll. She only weighed 26 lbs when she started school & such tiny feet & hands. I wasn't big but compared with her I felt like a horse (& acted like one).Happy Birthday to your sister!

It is 9° with chill index of -2°, but sun is out now so hopefully it will melt the little snow on the grass/streets fast. I had no trouble getting to church & McDonald's but stopped in my driveway to kick the big packs of snow/ice icky salt & whatever else off the car before pulling into the garage. Will be plenty to run all over the garage floor so another job... where does it end?  BUT, won't be long we'll be watching for early flowers to pop up, right?

I got less than 4 hours sleep last night (Fitbit Versa3 says) and not one minute of deep sleep so I am going to have a nice nap before doing anything else. I'm heading to the spare bedroom where NO CATS can wake me up.

Gr-son was saying in McDonald's this morning that wife's family had various family members testing positive for Covid so they have not done their Christmas gathering. His wife's father died from Covid a month ago so especially difficult time for her mother. Lots of families are grieving this year and I do think the aloneness is getting everyone down.

Gloria, sorry it is hitting your place so hard.... stay safe! Reminds me, I came in & sat down at this computer & forgot to wash my hands good first. Brain is already sleeping~~


Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy,
Happy New Year, everybody.

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold.

As you slide down the banisters of life,
May the splinters never point the wrong way.


Brrrrr Good Morning,

It's 18º and feels like 3º.  When I got up, the grass and street were covered with a light snow but I think the sun has already turned most of it into ice.

Jane, I understand your walking down the ski hill!!!  I took a lesson the first time we went and immediately decided that if the Lord meant me to slide down a hill standing up He would have made my feet longer!
After we moved to the mountains of Colorado, I wore a smiley button on my parka that read "I Don't Ski" and always wanted one for the other side that read "Because I Don't Want To".

Amy, OSU won the game - just barely!  Thank goodness for field goals.  Family is probably boarding the plane to come home at this moment.

Oops - speaking of "this moment"... live video of church service is about to begin.



January 02, 2022, 04:03:16 PM #29 Last Edit: January 02, 2022, 04:19:42 PM by Denver

Thank you, BUBBLE for our new refreshed SS.  Appreciate all you do for us🥰

We spent a very quiet NY Eve, just the two of us.  Can not enjoy any of the TV coverage anymore.....and haven't for years😡. Couldn't one station do some Guy Lombardo for us old folks?  I am just a old fuddy duddy, I guess, but there is nothing enjoyable to watch anymore.  I do not know any of the singers.....better just leave it at that‼️🤪

We finally got some measurable snow New Years Eve.  We were going to go to Vail to be with our two oldest sons and families, but staying home was a very wise choice. 

As you may have heard we had a horrible fire that burnt down nearly a thousand homes. Thankfully there is one confirmed death and 3 more assumed dead.....a miracle if that is all.  Where all of these homeless people will go is a frightening thought.  Homes are scarce in this area to begin with😩. One of our Senior Net friends reached out to me within a hour of this horrifying news, offering Bob and me a place at her home if needed.  She lives in Pennsylvania.......what a kind and thoughtful lady 🙏🙏 our Ardie Matreski is.

I want to know more about this fruit diet your doctor has you on, LLOYD??

CALLIE, we watched your Okie Cowboys yesterday and know your family must have enjoyed that game.  My dad lives not too far north of that stadium.  I sure wish I could go down and visit him.  I am getting closer to being able to soon, I hope.  I am NOT a skier .....do not like being out in the cold, do not like high places and sure don't want to go fast down a hill, unprotected......AMEN.  When we lived in Europe I always had to explain that all people from Colorado DO NOT SKI‼️

I did not see all the posts this morning before I wrote mine. 🤪

Jane, I am still chuckling at your first skiing experience🤪🤪🤪

Oh Amy, how sad the story you tell about your friend and her son.  😩😢

All of my sons and families are skiers/snowboarders. I love sitting in the lodge by the fire🥰

About time for my Bronco Game to start.  We are going to play with 7 first starters missing due to Covid.  Lost our quarterback a couple weeks ago to injuries.....like my mama always said after a loosing season... "just wait until next year"....we have been saying that for too many years now‼️😩😡

Enjoy your first Sunday of 2022. 


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