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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Today at 10:09:16 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've showered/dressed and am ready to go to a luncheon at church--Presbyterian Community ministry.  It's a charity/member based organization that provides loans to people needing help and has a repayment program for those who can afford small payments, but some will never be able to repay.  I need to call Ethel who lives near me and must pass by on her way to church. 

Jane, enjoy your bridge afternoon and the party.  Let us know how it goes!

Mary, I'm trying my best to stay well.  I've had the flu shot as well as a pneumonia booster so feel pretty good about that.  I don't go many places where people are except for church on Sunday and a weekly lunch date and Kroger run with Tim.  Kroger supplies hand sanitizers for the buggies and our hands, and we try to get in and out of there in a hurry!

Alpiner, I am so sorry about your bout with pneumonia and recent stay in the hospital.  Also about the hospital food--I have had a similar experience with that!  Our hospital had improved when I was in there for heart surgery last summer--the new chef is a member of our church.  Take care of yourself and let Hubby do what needs to be done until you recover your strength.

Jane, not every military retiree paid into the Tri-Care for Life program, but I'd already had BC and although Bob had not yet had surgery for his cancer, he decided it was a wise decision--and am I ever glad that he did.  I still have certain co-pays, but the major costs are paid by that program.  Lots of my friends didn't do that for their families and I'm pretty sure they wish they had now!

Marilyn, my mouth is watering after reading the menu for your birthday lunch!  Good for Keith for treating you to the feast.  We don't have a restaurant here that specializes in German food--Columbus, Georgia, which is about 45-50 minutes from here used to have a great one, but it seems to have closed its doors now.  And a belated Happy Birthday to you!

Mary, our Lady Tigers played a great first half, but fell behind in the second and we lost.  Sad to watch.  We only have one more home game and I think that's all for the year.  I doubt we'll get far in the tournament.  We have some good players, but most are young and learning, so it will take a while.

Darlene, I'm so sorry about your bout with the flu.  I hope/pray that you'll recover soon.  I can't remember, but do you have any of your children nearby?  Take it easy and slow down as best you can.  (HUGS!!! and Prayers for your recovery).

I need to call Ethel to confirm our time for going to the luncheon.  Also expecting Tim to stop by to see if I survived the weekend!  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: Yesterday at 02:35:29 PM »
Jack, that picture reminds me of times the Coal River rose where flowing into the Kanawha and the Kanawha into the Ohio down near Huntington.  My school bus couldn't come down the road I lived on and had to drop us off about 3 blocks away from our house.  We lived at the conjunction of the Coal and Kanawha Rivers.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Yesterday at 02:30:23 PM »
Good afternoon, Buddies.  Olyne picked me up for Sunday School and Church this morning.  At the church service we had communion as this is the first Sunday in Lent.  Our female pastor was preaching again this morning.  Her husband is staying with his father for a few days as his father has donated one of his kidneys to a friend who needed it.   I'm guessing that his father is at least as old as I am or maybe older  (I'll be 81 on March 15--Beware the ides of March!).  I'm expecting to live until at least my mid-90's unless something drastic happens.  My female relatives (grandmother lived to be 93 and 2 of her sisters-in-law to be 98!  But unfortunately they were senile by then).

I'm planning to read until the basket ball game I want to watch comes on at 4:00.  We're playing up at Alabama and their women beat us when they played down here.  I'm sure their arena will be packed today!

Have a nice afternoon, Buddies.

Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
« on: Yesterday at 02:16:04 PM »
Marilyne, thanks for the recommendation about Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlaine.  I'll check my library's website to see if they have a copy.


Computer Store / Re: General Computer Q & A
« on: Yesterday at 02:13:07 PM »
I think I saw an obit or at least an announcement of Hal's death here but don't know which forum it was in.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 17, 2018, 11:21:29 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I slept a bit later this morning and ate breakfast and have been outside for a walk.  It's a beautiful sunny day today and I didn't need a jacket--and had on a long sleeved t-shirt and was sweating when I returned home. 

One of my friends in my Sunday School class died this week--he was in his 90's and has been ill for some time.  I will attend the funeral this afternoon.  Ethel will pick me up and bring me home.  There will be a reception after the service at Baird Hall in the church. 

Good grief, Jane!  That is a terrible price for Evista--I take it, also, but Bob paid into the military Tri-Care for Life program and my payments are very small.  And it's something I'll take for the rest of my life.  It seems to me most insurance companies are not very sympathetic to Seniors!

Speaking of the Sea Turtle center, have any of you other Buddies visited the sea turtle center in Charleston, South Carolina?  I forget the name of the author of many interesting novels, but she visited a "house" party I attended near Charleston and we were invited to visit the Sea Turtle Center there--and also into the area where they were nurturing turtles that had not made it to the beach after hatching.  It's a very interesting experience.  I checked out the Sea Turtle Center Jane mentioned and it is doing some fantastic work for sea turtles. ( I just checked my book collection--Mary Alice Monroe is the author who writes a lot about sea turtles--mostly fiction).

Sharon, I'd love to go to New Zealand, too.  It's been on my bucket list for a long time, but I guess my traveling days (at least alone) are gone forever.  My sons have been wonderful to help me out, but they sure are fussy about what I can and cannot do!

Mary, I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending thoughts/prayers for wonderful results of your surgery.  I'm glad Kate will be staying with you through the surgery and perhaps a few more days.  Keep us posted. 

Happy Saturday, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 16, 2018, 10:58:45 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm slow in getting started this morning as just before I went to bed, my virus protection program gave me a warning and I had to wait until the bug was found and cleaned up.  I don't go to unknown web sites, so I'm always perplexed when I am alerted to something like that.  I hope it is OK today.

Tim's truck is having problems, so he used my car to take me to the basketball game--we lost!  And then took my car home and will pick me up for lunch and grocery shopping about 11:00 this morning.  He'll probably drop my library books off at the library for me and I'll walk over tomorrow as we're not expecting rain this weekend.

As far as guns go, we always had guns at our house, but always locked up in a gun safe and the boys had to take gun safety classes and also learn from Bob when and how to use a gun.  None of them hunt now except Bill, who makes an annual trip to a friend's property for duck hunting in Kansas whenever that  is in season.  I have a BB gun here at the house, but don't use it.  Nothing here to shoot and I have no desire to do so.  However, I used to go hunting with friends as a teen, but mostly shot bottles!

Anyone who has guns in their home should have them under lock and key and not available to any child.  (and this is my sermon for the day!). I agree that guns are far too available and are not carefully taken care of.  Gun violence has grown to be a major problem here in the U.S.  And the NRA has much to answer for!

It's sunny and warmer here today.  I hope to get some walking in later today.  Have a good day, Every Buddy!


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 15, 2018, 09:20:51 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've had breakfast and read the paper, but need to shower and do a little picking up of things I've left scattered here and there (books and newspapers).  I finished my last library book David Baldacci's The Escape about 10:30 last night, so will probably reread something in my collection after the basketball game this evening.  Tim will take me this evening, but he doesn't know if Kris will be joining us.  I think she has something planned with her Mom. 

My Thursday bridge club will play at Merilin's home at 12:30.  Bonney will pick me up and bring me home.  I played in the Wednesday club yesterday--Carolyn picked up Helen and then me and we were 30 minutes late.  Some of the members were annoyed, but no one said anything.  This club is not nearly as fun as the Thursday club, however 3 of us are members of both.

I haven't been watching the Olympics--too much basketball on TV I want to see.  AU men are doing well and may get into a good tournament.  They are playing Kentucky here tomorrow night, I think.  Our women's team is good, but most of the other SEC women's teams are better.  I hope we win tonight, but I'll enjoy getting there, either way.

Have a nice day, Buddies.

Card Shoppe / Re: Holidays, Birthdays, etc.
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:55:22 AM »
Bubble, thanks for the Valentine pictures.  My favorites were Betty Boop and the Flirting Frogs!


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:49:05 AM »
I've read the paper, had breakfast, showered/shampooed/dressed for bridge.  I still need to get outside for a walk, but need to call Olyne in hopes she can pick me up to go to bridge. Not being able to drive myself is the pits.  I have no idea if the boys will ever let me drive again!  My other bridge club is meeting tomorrow, too, and I think Bonney will pick me up.  I need to call her this afternoon to be sure.

Not much else to report here.  Have a nice day, Buddies.

Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:11:47 PM »
Gee, Don.  It sounds like you're having a heat wave up your way! 


Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: February 13, 2018, 11:08:39 PM »
My paternal ancestors arrived on Cape Cod in 1623 and some later went south by boat to New Orleans and up the Mississippi River to the Ohio River and into West Virginia.  My maternal ancestors were living in the area now known as the Ohio Valley (and now West Viriginia) during the American Revolution.  My 6th great grandfather and 3 sons were boarder guards during the French/Indian War which preceded the Revolution.  Both sides of my family had elderly relatives who researched all this and passed it on to me.  My sisters weren't interested.  And I've never been interested enough to join the DAR or other similar organizations.  I do have cousins from both families who send me information they have found.  It is interesting, but my sons aren't interested, so it won't pass beyond me.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 13, 2018, 10:58:58 PM »
When I came home from Circle Meeting I ate a light lunch  of leftovers and got on my bed to read.  I was about halfway through Chris Bohjalian's Skeleton's at the Feast.  It was about a family who lived in Germany and were gentlemen/women farmers.  The father and oldest son were at the front in the German Army.  A young man from Scotland who'd been captured after parachuting from an English airplane was captured and assigned to work at the large farm.  Then the Russians began to invade that area--very brutal scenes, lots of people murdered by Germans AND Russians--and a young Jew disguising himself as a German officer.  Intriguing plot and a good read although brutally honest about War.

Hurray, Alpiner!  I'm happy that your mammo was negative!

Wow, Mary, what a hand!  What fun to get a great one occasionally (and often would be fantastic!).

Jeanne, if I'd been driving I'd have turned of the lights and didn't realize Bill hadn't done that.  I was afraid I'd have to buy a new battery but after the campus police charged it, all was well.  I've learned that all the new cars and trucks seem to turn off all lights and accessories when the key is taken out of the ignition.

Sleep well, Buddies.

Photos and More / Re: Show Me A Photo Of...
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:54:03 PM »
Well, Jack, at least you had a pretty view this morning!  Did you have to shovel your driveway?


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:52:23 PM »
Great photos, Don.  Thanks for posting them.  When will you get a thaw up there in the great North?


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:47:02 PM »
It's almost afternoon here, Buddies.  My cleaning ladies were here at 8:00 and out a bit before 9:00, so my house is clean and my sheets have been changed.  Bill left at 5:30 a.m. to drive home, so I told him goodbye last night before I went to bed.  He was ready to sleep then.  I had to get up before 8:00 and get dressed, had showered before I went to bed.  Bonney and Jean picked me up about 9:15 to take me to the Circle meeting.  We didn't get started right away as Olyne and Carol were co-hostesses and had LOTS of food.  I only ate fruit, but they had eggs, sausage, fruit, and desserts.  Way too much food at 9:30 in the morning!

Jane, Auburn had a Mardi Gras parade down town last Saturday and the people putting it on had a formal dance afterward (at a steep price as the funds were going to charity).  Our downtown is only about 4 blocks long--so they started at our church, turned onto the main street, went past the shopping area (about 2 blocks) and turned up our street at the Baptist church which is about 3 blocks from us.  They had a pretty good turnout for the parade and a good time was "had by all!"  according to both newspapers.

Sharon, our girls won, but it wasn't pretty and we didn't put the game away until very close to the end of the 4th quarter.  I know you will be really happy when your cataract's are removed.  It has made a HUGE difference in my life!  I keep a couple of pairs of cheap dime store readers to use after dark if the book I'm reading has smallish print, but otherwise don't wear glasses at all--after a life time of wearing them.  I did wear contacts for about 10 years, but when I was teaching in Albuquerque, we had to go outside for playground duty and the wind was so bad every day that I had to start wearing my distance glasses outside--and then just decided, what the hey and have done without them ever since.

I hope all the Buddies who haven't checked in today, will show up later.  AGAIN, GINNYANN, where are you?  I miss you!

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:52:46 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Jane.  I don't think I'll have to worry about it, though, as Tim drives me most places and he's very aware that he needs to be sure the lights are turned off!

AU women played Vanderbilt this evening and despite a few worries, we won!

Sleep well, Buddies.

Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:48:47 PM »
MaryC, I'm sorry for your loss.  I also know how hard it is to lose one's husband after a long marriage.  My husband died in 2002--we had been married 44 years.  He'd been ill with a recurrence of cancer, so in a way it was a relief as he suffered so much, but it still hurts.

It takes a while to recover from the loss, but I'm sure your friends and family are supporting you.  Let them help you when you need help.


Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Larry, I am soon to be 81 and had to have a pace maker installed last summer.  My cardiologist says I'm doing great and will make it into my mid-90's before it needs to be replaced.  I'm expecting to live until my late 90's as long as I have a pace maker.  My grandmother lived to be 93 (but had a fall and died at a nursing home).  Her 2 sisters-in-law (my late grandfather's sisters) lived to be 98, but were failing mentally.  I don't want that to happen to me!  If I'm still alive and kicking at 98, I hope I know who I am and where I am!  I spend 20-25 minutes daily walking outside and do a great deal of my yard work.  So if your doctor suggests a pace maker will help, go for it!

Hi Mars Gal.  You must have been writing while I was!


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:33:55 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I've been up, had breakfast, yakked with Bill, and had my shower and dressed.  I'm going to book club at 3:00 and will be home by 4:00.  Bill and I will have a larger lunch at noon and then sandwiches about 4:15, so that we can leave for the women's basketball game about 5:15--we like to watch the warm-ups.  The game starts at 6:00.  I think we're playing Vanderbilt, but will have to look at my tickets. 

I'm waiting for him to finish his shower so that I can run the very full dishwasher.  But he's doing something on his computer, which is probably answering e-mails from his office in Illinois. 

It's dark and looks like rain, but so far none.  I'm hoping Bill shuts my car lights off so that we won't have to get the Campus Police to jump start my battery.  He didn't do that last time and the battery ran down.  His truck and their cars must automatically shut everything down.  Mine still needs some driver assistance!  It's a 2010 Toyota which I intend to keep driving (or having Tim drive) for the rest of my life.  This is my 4th or 5th Toyota--and the only brand I've bought since our second Chevrolet was a lemon in Albuquerque.  We already had a used Toyota that we bought when Bill and Tim were new drivers and were very pleased with it.

Hi Sharon.  Your post was here when I finished writing mine.  I hope the Eye Doctor appointment goes well.  If he decides removing cataracts is in order, go for it.  I'm sure glad I did.  It made a tremendous difference, especially in driving at night.

Have a good day, Every Buddy.

Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: February 10, 2018, 01:02:17 PM »
FlaJean, maybe the cardinals know something we don't know!  I have only seen 2--and not on the same day.  Usually they stop here in flocks for several days and then move on.  Auburn is just about in the middle of Alabama, about 50 miles northeast of Montgomery.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 10, 2018, 12:56:11 PM »
Good morning, Buddies.  It is dark and dreary here this morning and I slept late as Bill went down to Troy yesterday morning early and my house was quiet.  I've had breakfast and a walk--happy to get that done before it rains!  I had lunch with Tim and Kris yesterday at Niffer's, a barbecue place, and that was nice.  Then Tim took me to the library to return last week's books and get some more.  I'm glad he did as I think I'd get wet if I walked over there now!

Not long after I moved to Auburn, I had cataract surgery on both eyes--one week apart.  My ophthalmologist was planning a trip to Europe with his wife and 2 teenage daughters and wanted to get it done before he left.  I had great results, no problems at all, and was able to drive at night without them if I were going some place nearby where I didn't have to read street signs.  I have a pair of distance glasses to use if I don't need them for signs.  However, I haven't driven my car for almost 2 years, so it really doesn't matter now.  Believe me, not being allowed to drive myself is the PITS!

Mary, do you have a small stove/oven in your apartment that you can use to fix meals?  Bob's mom did at her first apartment, but when she had to move into the dementia unit, that was not available.  I'm assuming for safety purposes.

Jane, I hope you're feeling better today.  A late lunch out sounds good--are there lots of places to eat near your condo?

Mary, I wore glasses from 6th grade through high school.  When I got a job in college (67 cents an hour!) I saved up until I could afford contacts which I wore until my 40's when I was teaching in Albuquerque and had outside playground duty with high winds.  So I kept the contacts for special occasions and wore glasses at school.  I now keep several pairs of dime store readers in my house if I'm going to be reading at night as lamp light seems to make my eyes tired when just reading without the readers.

Sharon, I hope your ophthalmologist finds a good solution for you.  I've been happy since I had the cataract surgery and using the cheap readers at night works for me.

Hello to every Buddy looking in, especially Alpiner, Darlene, Marilyn, and YOU GINNY ANN (it's been too long, G.A., and you need to check in!)


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:58:00 PM »
We finally had a couple of robins in my yard this morning.  I have been thinking that they decided to spend the spring down at the beach near Fla Jean!  We had a colder winter than usual, with snow several times, so that may be why they are late getting a start to the north.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:43:40 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  It is chilly here this morning, but sunny.  Bill and I have been to Kroger with a stop at Great Clips prior to shopping.  The Great Clips shop is in the same parking lot as Kroger.  We bought what I needed, plus snack things (humus and others which Bill likes).  I'm heating a frozen casserole from a specialty shop for our mid-day meal and will make a salad.  We're going to eat sandwiches for supper as we want to leave for the women's game about 5:15 as it starts at 6:00 and we like to watch the warm ups.  I sure hope our ladies win, but who knows!

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: February 08, 2018, 11:22:55 AM »
Jeanne, fish tacos sound good--but what is an Air Cooker?  Your new hair do is very becoming!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:02:19 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  Here I sit in my pj's and it's almost 10:00!  I've been up a couple of hours, but am just putzing around.  Bill called and is on his way and expects to get here some time this afternoon.  I have a Garden Club meeting at 1:00, so need to call one of the members to pick me up.  This is our scholarship meeting--we give a small scholarship to a horticulture student every year--and I'm sure they are glad to receive it. 

Tuition has escalated since Bill and Tim were students there.  I think Bill's total tuition for 4 years was about $3,000.  And he found scholarships for smaller amounts which helped.  Tim stayed for 2 years, dropped out to work for about 4 years, then returned in the 80's to get his degree in Building Science.  And he came home and told Bob he was going to pay for it!

I need to call Carolyn who is a Board member of the Garden Club  We are having the meeting at her church and I need to check on the agenda, plus find out who might be coming who could pick me up.  Believe me, not being able to drive is the pits!

Have a good day, Buddies.  Did I tell you it is raining cats and dogs here this morning?

Wildlife / Re: And jump
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:55:28 PM »
I finally saw a Robin in my yard today.  It has been much colder here in Alabama this winter and evidently the Robins decided to hang out near Fla Jean until it started to warm up!  I put out new bird seed several weeks ago and this is the first migratory bird I've seen!


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:52:57 PM »
Mary Ann, sorry, I'd forgotten that you were the great-aunt, Norm's sister.  But I think you must be a very loved Auntie all the same!


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:48:03 PM »
Just a quickie to say goodnight.

Jane, I hope Ray enjoys his Teva's.  I have several pairs I wear in the summer--they feel great and wear well!

Good night, Every Buddy.

Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:56:31 PM »
Bubble, thanks again for posting Mary Ann's pictures.  They are so wonderful--and the girls have grown so much!

Mary Ann, I also enjoyed the pictures Bubble posted.  Good for you to still be healthy, up and around at 94.  I'm also expecting to live into my mid to late 90's as my grandfather's 2 sisters lived to be 98 and my Dad's mother, their sister-in-law lived to be 93.  I think she would have lived longer, but had a bad fall at a nursing home and was confined to a wheel chair for a year or two.  I think she was depressed and gave up due to the confinement. 

Have a happy day, Every one.

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