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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: Today at 09:25:24 AM »
Good morning everyone 61° with rain coming later and near 80 the end of the week. Yesterday was just about a perfect  spring day. I spent most of the day outside. No sunshine this morning. I can hardly move this morning so will just go lay on the couch and wait for my CNA. Have a great day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 07:07:12 AM »
To help
Murray Lancaster

I  love stories.  One of my favorites is about a little girl who was late coming home for supper.  Her mother made the expected irate parent's demand to know where she had been.

The little girl replied that she had stopped to help Janie, whose bicycle was broken in a fall.

"But you don't know anything about fixing bicycles," her mother responded.

"I know that," the girl said.  "I just stopped to help her cry."

Not many of us know anything about fixing bicycles, either. And when our friends have fallen and broken, not their bicycles but their lives, NONE of us knows how to fix that.  We simply cannot "fix" someone else's life, even though that's what we would like most to do.

But like the little girl, we can stop to help them cry.

That is the best we can do.  And that is a lot!

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: Yesterday at 07:06:17 AM »
Good morning everyone 53° and sun is shining. Yesterday morning was sunny and warm and very humid. Clouded up and started raining on and off most of the afternoon, a few claps of thunder, too. Went out and it felt like walking into a sauna.
Just heard someone stole a rescue vehicle in front of the RI hospital in Providence. Police trailed him over the state line and arrested him. Thank goodness no one was in it

JANE  toward the end of June we should have native strawberries. Will have to get a few quarts and freeze some for next winter. That is about the first local food here.

JANE I was here yesterday morning  ???

MARY ANN  I used to post here a couple of times a day but lately seems I get here in the morning and that's it. I get back to the compiter late afternoon for the daily visit on Skype with my daughter. I check email in the morning and again after chatting with my daughter.

SHIRLEY  I believe none who post here will ever forget JOAN.

JUNE  sorry you lost your post.

WOW it really was quiet here yesterday. Maybe everyone was out enjoying a beautiful spring day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:08:58 AM »
True Freedom
Author Unknown

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
To place your ideas and your dreams before a
crowd is to risk being called naive.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair, and to try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in
life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply
cannot learn and feel and change and grow and
love and live.
Chained by things that are certain, he is a slave.
He has forfeited his freedom.
Only the person who risks is truly free.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:07:21 AM »
Good morning everyone 62° already. Yesterday that was the high. Rained all day, hope today is better. The walks and pavement in the parking lot are drying and forecast is for warm and muggy. Humidity is already 77%. Gee maybe I should move to Arizona? Nah I am a Yankee and as much as we complain about the humidity I cannot picture myself living any other place especially at my age.

MARY ANN  maybe they will talk to the witch and she will change her mean streak?  The ones with the most complaint she took their names and phone numbers.

CAROL  when we find a good doctor who takes time to listen and really helps and the move or retire and we have to find a new one. I have seen a couple of Moose in northern Maine. Even from a distance they are huge. We all are praying that something happens here.

AMY  my Mother had an old White sewing machine that I got when she died. I loved it and made a lot of clothes with it. Well that ex husband of mine gave it away saying I never used it. I was never comfortable with an electric one, too fast.

JANE  good thing I cannot get into a market. I would buy too much and there is not much space to store things in here. The rain here yesterday was light with a break at times.

JUNE  the former tenant comes here at times to visit with friends here. The witch told the maintenance man to have her car towed because she did not want her  here. He told her she couldn't have it towed because she was a visitor and her car was parked in the visitor area. She wants him and the resident helper to do her dirty work.

JENNY  I watched after the wedding and they left in the carriage to the castle.We have had a lot of rain here this month, wish it would fall where it is really needed. We are praying the meeting brings changes but I doubt it.

AMY  where my daughter lives now all the neighbors help each other. They help and use the barter system of years ago and no money is used.

LARRY  more than half the tenants here aired their complaints. That alone should tell them something is wrong here. Wish I could gain at least 20 pounds, I am just a bag of bones now.

LLOYD  I read this yesterday about a way to keep mice out.
Mice Deterrent
Sprinkle borax on the floor and along the walls - mice like to run along the side of the walls, but they don't like the borax on their feet.  This way they are less likely to return to that area of the house.
Don't know if it works but worth a try.

BUBBLE  will be lonesome for both of you when Don leaves.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:18:32 AM »
Good morning everyone 46°, cool this time in May. Turned on the TV and saw the newly wed Royal couple heading to the Castle.

Well yesterday's meeting went OK. The witch and her lacky were not there the building owner was not either. One woman was, don't know he title but a touble shooter I guess. Boy did people open up with all their problems, me, too. She took the names and phone numbers of a few, me included. Said she would have one with the witch. She will be back in 6 months. The lady that  was evicted was here, glad she was. At first she said only tenants could ask questiong but the evicted one told her about being evicted and having 5 days to get out so she let her  make remarks. She was surprised at some of the things she heard. Now we wait, wonder if the witch will cool it now.

JANE  you Freezer Surprises is a good way to make room in the freezer so you can freeze more surprises.

LARRY  when I check humidity where my daughter now lives it is in the low teens and even single digits. Really dry there. My clothes keep getting baggy. No appetite anymore. If they ge t t he wit ch out of here and get  someone who knows how to treat the elderly mabe the stress will leave all the residents here.

AMY  will have to wait 6 months before we know what will happen here.

JANE  we should have rain later and some outdoor graduations. Hope the rain holds off till the ceramonies are over.

Better get moving, my son will be here around 10 so better go get dressed for the day.
 Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:14:51 AM »
Directions to His Mansion Located on "Victory in Jesus Boulevard"
(Author Unknown)
 
1. Begin your journey by making a right turn onto "Believeth in Jesus Boulevard," also known as "John 3:16 Thoroughfare."
 
2. Continue traveling North, as you proceed through the green light, leading directly to "Jesus CHRISTreet."
 
3. From there, you must turn directly onto the "Bridge of Faith," which will pass over "Troubled Waters."
 
4. As you pass over "Troubled Waters," you will enter into the "Tunnel of Obedience," making a right turn onto "Keep Straight Road."
 
5. You are now on the "King's Highway," heading Northbound leading directly to "Heaven-Bound His Way."
 
6. Continue to travel North for three miles: one for "The Father," one for "The Son" and one for "The Holy GHOSTreet."
 
7. At the first exit, make an immediate right, entering onto "His Grace Boulevard."
 
8. From there, make another immediate right onto "Gospel of Light Lane."
 
9. As you continue traveling North, at the next intersection, make a right turn onto "Prayer Boulevard."
 
10. As you travel, you will undoubtedly end up on "Temptation Road." Do not, I repeat, DO NOT follow or yield any other vehicles while traveling upon this thoroughfare. Many travelers make this common mistake and end up on "Sidetracked Loop."
 
11. Be sure to avoid the intersecting "Sin Street," as it leads directly to a Dead End.
 
12. Pass by the following side streets: "Envy Drive," "Me First Lane," "Have It All Avenue," "Hypocrisy Street," "Gossiping Lane" and "Backbiting Boulevard," as each road is full of potholes and will force your journey to slow down.
 
13. As you proceed down "Long-Suffering Lane," "Persecution Boulevard" and "Trials and Tribulations Avenue," remember to keep your eyes on "The Prize Street," and you will avoid getting lost.
 
14. Without a doubt, if you follow these directions, your final destination will be "Streets of Gold" through "Victory in Jesus Boulevard!"
 
God bless each of you in your travels with our Lord Jesus Christ!

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:14:01 AM »
Morning everyone, don't know it it is good or not. The meeting today and I am nervous about that. still moisture in the air and from what I just heard tomorrrow will be another washout.

JANE  I have 2 smart phones sitting in the boxes they came in. First one was a Jitterbug that I saw on commercials and the AARP magazine. It is an Android and I cound not unserstand it. Then I got an iPhove from Consumer Cellular, At least it had Windows installed and I knew that.  Did not Consumer Cellular and quit them after several months. Go just 2 minutes over and they charge more and jeep doint that even when I selldom used it anyway. Just have a simple flipphone from Tracfone. Suits me because if I use it once a week that  is a lot.

LARRY  when I see some of the styles these days I do not like them at all. When I see older people-seniors even-wearing those skin tight clothes all I think is how uncomfortable. In the bullerin it said 35 pages of complaints, there is only 53 apartments here. There are some who will not attend and others will go for the free coffee and DDdoughnut. This state does no do much for the elderly. Small state and everything is from the state not counties.

JENNY  as this manager goes on she is like a worden or dictator. Just wants to rule everyone.

GLORIA de  the meeting is today at 10am.

CAROL  every day here has stress except weekends when the witch is not here.

LLOYD  hope y ou catch that mouse.

Better get going if I was to get downstairs for 10.

AMY  good morning

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:00:16 AM »
To my children
Author Unknown

When I spill some food on my nice clean dress
Or maybe forget to tie my shoes,
Please be patient and perhaps reminisce
About the many hours I spent with you,
When I taught you how to eat with care,
Plus tying laces and your numbers too,
Dressing yourself and combing your hair.
Those were precious hours spent with you,
So when I forget what I was about to say,
Just give me a minute.....or maybe two,
It probably wasn't important anyway,
And I would much rather listen just to you.
If I tell the story one more time,
And you know the ending through and through,
Please remember your first nursery rhyme
When I rehearsed it a hundred times with you.
When my legs are tired and it's hard to stand,
Or walk the steady path that I would like to do,
Please take me carefully by the hand,
And guide me now as I often did for you.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:59:26 AM »
Good morning everyone,  54°, another rainy day.   Just heard on the TV the weekend will be more of the same. Thought April was supposed to me the showery month not May. The weather guessers are saying that next week will be cool and possibly more rain.

JOY  no fun when a job gets to you and you hate it. I had some that I did not like much but when one has to work as long as a person can get a pay every week just put up with it. My CNAs complain about the paper work they have and still have to put it all on their tablets, too. I don't think much will be accomplish with that meeting tomorrow. She will just harass the ones who signed and show up.

LARRY  the link you put for that site looks interesting. Will check it out.

CALLIE  the witch is the second manager here, the first one left for a better job. This is also the first meeting like this in the 12 years since the building opened.

SHIRLEY  thanks, hope something will be done to get rid of her.  Time to shut off part of your house tat y ou do not need?

JANE  we are all anxious for tomorrow and a couple are rtoo scared to go to the meeting. Wold be better if we had a professional advocate but nothing like that we could find here. At least an adacate would know how to fight. LOL with you bike fall.

JUNE  this meeting starte with a petition and we pray something will be done to change.

SHIRLEY  hope the timing and your appointment and the pool workers work out OK.

AMY  that meeting is tomorrow at 10am.

LLOYD  I remember wat ching a honey bee gathering pollen at my son's. Fascinating seeing the pollen on the legs getting bigger.

CAROL  tomorrow is the day for the meeting. I dread going but know I have to. We are tired of being harassed.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:24:36 AM »
Try This

When you have an "I Hate My Job" day, try this.  On your way home from work, stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson.  Be very sure you get this brand.

When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be disturbed.  Change into very comfortable clothing and sit in your favorite chair, open the package and remove the thermometer.  Now, carefully place it on a table or a surface so that it will not become chipped or broken.

Now the fun part begins.

Take out the literature and read it carefully.  You will notice that in small print there is a statement, "Every Rectal Thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson is personally tested" .

Now, close your eyes and repeat out loud five times, "I am so glad I do not work in the Thermometer quality control at Johnson & Johnson."
----------------

Teacher
Author Unknown

Many years ago I had a teacher whose husband unexpectedly died suddenly of a heart attack.  About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.

As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there. With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and said, "Before class is over, I would like to share with all of you a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.  None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment.  Perhaps this is God's way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day."

Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, "So I would like you all to make me a promise.  From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.  It doesn't have to be something you see - it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.

Please look for these things, and cherish them.  For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the stuff" of life.  The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy.  The things we often take for granted.  We must make it important to notice them, for at any time...  it can all be taken away."

The class was completely quiet.  We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently.  That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.  Go barefoot.  Or walk on the beach at sunset.  Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone.  For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.
------------------------

Thought of the Day


The greatest gift you will ever receive is the gift of loving and believing in yourself.  Guard this gift with your life. It is the only thing that will ever truly be yours.

Tiffany Loren Rowe

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 15, 2018
« on: May 16, 2018, 09:22:27 AM »
Good morning everyone. don't know what gremlins got into this PC. It was OK when I shut down The other night but in the morning I could not get online at all. No S&F and no email. All I could do was play a few games, that was not a happy day. I did call my grandson and he got here yesterday evening.  Things are missing and he does not know what is wrong this time. Said he will come back when he has more time.
Friday morning there will be a meeting in the community room to find out about the 35 pages of complaints. A petition was signed by almost every one even the new people in support for the others. Owners of the building and the witch's boss will be here. How nice, they will serve coffee and DD doughnuts. The witch would like to poison us I bet.

BUBBLE  thanks for the new book tp write in and love the graphics. Both I have and used before. Love the boy giving his granny a ride and she looks scared bu sill enjoy ing it. Love your story, no wonder his poor neighbors are going crazy with the bagpipes at night. Thanks.

JANE  we had wowser of a thunderstorm right after my grson left. Did not last long but sure was loud and bright. Rain hitting the windows sounded like it might have been hail.

AMY  darn too late for me to get a slice of your blueberry pie.

LLOYD  I know what you mean about sitting at your computer for a long time. Take care and hope you leg will start heeling faster.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:07:47 AM »
The 7-Ups of Life
(Author Unknown)
 
1. Wake Up - Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice & be glad in it." Psalms 118:24
 
2. Dress Up - The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart." I Sam 16:7
 
3. Shut Up - Say loving things & learn to listen. God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3 "Gossip betrays confidence, avoid men who talk too much." Proverbs 20:19 "Listen to advice, accept instruction and in the end, you will be wise." Proverbs 19:20
 
4. Stand Up - For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10
 
5. Look Up - To the Lord. "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
 
6. Reach Up - For something higher. "...press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
 
7. Lift Up - Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; instead pray about everything." Philippians 4:6

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:06:57 AM »
Good morning everyone,45°. Feel better today. My DIL was going to come and cut my jair yesterday and I called and cancelled it. Something I always look forward to. I laid ont the couch with the TV on most of the morning and the afternoon I spent in bed sleeping. Got up and met with my daughter on Skype and she cut it short because she could tell I was not up to it. Slept good all night and do feel much better this morning.

LARRY  I am waiting for the fresh strawberried here but that will not be till next month.  A lady I worked with hears ago went to Georgia one year and brought me some peaches back and I never tasted any so good. Makes a different tree ripened and what we get in the markets.

CAROL  I turned the heat up yesterday and finally seemed warm. Rained all day and no sun showing yet but walks are dry now.

GLORIA de  hope you feel better today.

JUNE  no book yesterday, mostly sleep, must be what I needed most. Very unusual for me to sleep most of the day away. I never could lay down and read.

AMY  I don't  remember ever being too tired to backe some pies. All kinds and loved all of them.

JENNY  I renenber when Joan posted  I Threw it Out. I would like it  if I could throw arthritis out. Wish they had some med t o get rid of it or really calm it down when it is damp weather. This town has a farmers market close to where I live but those who went say  prices are terrible. I rather go right to the farm I like, prices are higher than markets but still less than the farmers market.

JANE  no rain is in the forecast for today and by afternoon the sun is supposed to wake up. Rest today, something you have not had time to do since your trip.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:06:22 AM »
Happy Mothers Day

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:00:29 AM »
Good Morning everyone. Woke up not feeling good so just coming in to let you know I am still alive. Rain on the way and I ache all over this am. Going to lay on the couch and mabe sleep or watch TV.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:51:45 AM »

Threw it out
Author Unknown

Last Week I threw out Worrying,
it was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me;
I couldn't do things my way.

I threw out those Inhibitions;
they were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth,
got rid of my old dreams and doubts.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with New Goals,
started reading it today.

I threw out childhood toys
(remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
threw out the one from long ago.

Bought in some new books too,
called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, You should've seen the dust.

I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
haven't seen him in a while.
I believe his name is GOD,
Yes, I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning
and added some thing's Himself.
Like PRAYER, HOPE and FAITH,
Yes I placed them right on the shelf.

I picked up this special thing
and placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - its called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
there just isn't any place.

Its good to do a little house cleaning,
get rid of the old things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter;
maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 11, 2018, 08:50:48 AM »
Good morning everyone. 55° and a beautiful spring day in the forecast. My CNA gave me a wonderful back massage yesterday and my back felt much better after. If they do any thing else while here the back massage is what I really like best. Wish I could start every day with one.

JANE  glad you had a day ot rest yesterday. When I used to go to San Diego I came home on Friday to have a day  to get rested from the time change before going to work on Monday. First time I went I did not do that and had a very long day at work on Monday.

LARRY  don't know how many of JOAN's stories I have left to post. If I could get my firs t external plugged into this PC I know I have more on there, more older ones.

DON  I just saw on the news about that attack. Thank God you, Bubble and family are alright. Cherry harvest? Yum, would like picking some, would eat most of what I could pick. Like picking blueberries or strawberries. Have to taste some from each plant to make sure they are good, right?

CAROL  I have 4 Kevins in the family, one in my family and 3 in the inlaws. 2 were the same age and when they would call I had to ask which one they are. Had another Gloria, too, but everyone called her Becky -her last name Beck. I agree we did have more freedom in our lives and were happier before the smart? politicians came up with all their rules.

SHIRLEY  would love seeing scenic photos. Jenny sends me some at times and I save them to the externa. I have (traveled) many places since I got a computer. If my daughter had not moved to San Diego I never would have gone out of the New England states. I chnge the wallpaper on the PC with a different scene often. On a hot summer day I start putting winter snow scenes up.

JUNE  it has been years since I fell so cannot blame it on that. With so many suffering with arthritis wonder why they still have not come up for helping, then again they still have not cured cancer either.

JENNY  I am glad that Oscar from Bis' Nest told me about notepad and copy paste. Have not lost many posts since then. Yesterday's CNA  was a fill in for a regular one who was out with double pheumonia. I have 2 regular ones and they are both good. I cannot be picky about who i get becaus it does not cost me anything, my insurance covers the cost.

ROLEY/PETER  we all worry about Lloyd whe he does not post. I pray he is alright. How are you doing these days. Nice blue sky here this morning.

AMY  naybe you better wear blinders on when you head out so you do not see the quilt stor and especially the chocolate factory. Now that is a place I would love to go into.  There has only been a couple of CNAs that I asked the office not to send anymore. Most are good but some I like better than others.  The one who was on sick leave does a much better massage with the right pressure. The young ones are the ones who do not want to do anything.

JANE  I watch Perry Mason at 9am. Cannot stay up for the night one. Have a smiley day at WM.

Have a good day everyone.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:27:00 AM »

Trouble

If Jesus were to do His same ministry on earth today, He would be in trouble with:

the FDA for turning water into wine without a license,

the EPA for killing fig trees,

the AMA for practicing medicine without a license,

the Dept. of Health for asking people to open graves, for raising

the dead and for feeding 5,000 people in the wilderness,

the NEA for teaching without a certificate,

OSHA for walking on water without a life-jacket and for flying without an airplane,

the SPCA for driving hogs into the sea, and
the National Board of Psychiatrists for giving advice on how to live a guilt-free life.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 10, 2018, 07:25:28 AM »
Good morning everyone, a little fog again but should clear soon. My back is really acting up this morning so will make this short. Even hurts sitting here so most likely will spend the day on the couch watching TV.
Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:29:56 AM »

Tomorrow is not promised
Author Unknown

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are and who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be: your neighbor, child, long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger who, when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

And sometimes things happen to you and at the time they seem painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential strength, will power, or heart.

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.

Without these small tests, whether they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road to nowhere, safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet who affect your life and the successes and downfalls you experience create who you are, and even the bad experiences can be learned from, In fact, they are probably the poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart...

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again...

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen, let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high...

Hold your head up because you have every right too. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself... for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either. You can make of your life anything you wish.

Create your own life and then go out and live in it! "Live Each Day As If It Were Your Last...Tomorrow is Not Promised".

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:29:24 AM »
Good morning everyone. Think I was in bed before the chickens last night and awake before the rooster this morning. 44°. Had a different CNA yesterday. She was very nice. Some don't seem to want to do anything but this one couldn't do enough. Not a big talker either. The fog here burned off fast here yesterday but along the other end of the state it lasted till noon time. On the local news just now the showed the south shore again and it is a thick fog again. 0 visability in Newport. Clear here.

LARRY  Elizabeth sounds like a very busy young lady and not afraid ot work. That is a treasure these days.

JOY  I am with you about all Shirley does. Even on my good days I would never have been able to keep up with her.

JUNE  woke this morning with birds chirping. Been a long time since I heard them here.

JANE  know what you mean about never seeing family again. I fel t that  way when my daughter got married and left for San Diego. Then every time I went there when I left there and had all I could do not to start crying. After more than 40 years I am glad for all the times we have been together and thank God for Skype and our daily visits on it. She sent me pictures of my granndsons often and I have so many of them now. I look at them often.

CALLIE  one of the tenants jung a humming bird feeder off the front porch but have not seem them yet. Maint enance man's wife used to hang one there but no longer does. Love watching them.

CAROL  looks like that last meeting with the church ladies is a fun time.

MARY ANN  glad you can still make that trip.

SHIRLEY  I often wished I could get into mountains. Highest place here is only Jerimoth Hill 812 feet and is on private property and you have to get perission to cross their land to go there.

CAROLYN  prayers for your grandson and a full recovery.

AMY  darn I am too late for your strawberry rhubarb crisp. I do like rhubarb and used to make a pie with it, nice and tart.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »
Two Days We Should Not Worry
Author Unknown

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is Yesterday with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains.

Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back Yesterday.

We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is Tomorrow with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance; Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.

Tomorrow's sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in Tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, Today.
     Any person can fight the battle of just one day.
 It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
     Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down.


 It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad,
     it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened
 Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.
     Let us, therefore, Live but one day at a time.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:10:29 AM »
Good morning everyone, 45° and light fog this morning.  Did not beel to great yesterday and of course my CNA was not feeling well so took the day off. Will see if I get one today. The one who comes on Tuesday and Thursday was in the hospital with double pnuemonia. She was OK last Thursday. I jad a couple of autograph books fron school but they were thrown away years ago.

I left school at 16. My Father had a massive heart attack and was lucky to survive it. He could no longer work and since I was the last one at home I went to work. I was the only one from a large family that liked school and wanted to graduate. I wanted to be a teacher back then.

SHIRLEY  yes PSP 9 works in Windows 7. I had 8 installed plus 11 and 12 Ultimate all at one time. Now I cannot  get any installed so cannot do PSP anymore. abd I miss it. I would ask my grandson to try installing but he is always so busy I hate to bother him. Those here doing PSP are using 10 and say it is OK. I am using 10 now but still would have preferred 7.  My grandson installed 10 when he hac my PC at his home in December.

MARY ANN  there were several primary schools where I lived and from there we went to the closest Junior high and from there to the one high school. There was a vocational school and several Catholic schools. I always wanted to go to Hawaii but seeing what is happening now on the big island I am glad I am not there.

CAROL  when they built a new high school I was awazed at the size ot the student parking lot. 2 times as big as the teacher one.

JENNY  all good vacations have to end but you can take pictures and memories home with you.

JOY looks like you had a wonderful birthday.

JUNE  have a good day.

LLOYD  glad the swelling is going down on your leg. Think it will be some time before it stops hurting.

Have a good day.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 07, 2018, 11:00:04 AM »

Bumper Stickers
 
If You Can Read This, I Can Slam On My Brakes And Sue You
Forget World Peace -- Visualize Turning Off Your Turn Signal!
HANG UP AND DRIVE!
Where There's A Will...I Want To Be In It!
Ever Stop To Think, And Forget To Start Again?
This Would Be Really Funny If It Weren't Happening To Me
If We Quit Voting Will They All Go Away?
This Bumper Sticker Exploits Illiterates
Eat Right, Exercise, Die Anyway
Honk If Anything Falls Off
I Haven't Lost My Mind - It's Backed Up In The Cloud!


The 7-Ups of Life
(Author Unknown)
 
1. Wake Up - Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice & be glad in it." Psalms 118:24
 
2. Dress Up - The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart." I Sam 16:7
 
3. Shut Up - Say loving things & learn to listen. God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3 "Gossip betrays confidence, avoid men who talk too much." Proverbs 20:19 "Listen to advice, accept instruction and in the end, you will be wise." Proverbs 19:20
 
4. Stand Up - For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10
 
5. Look Up - To the Lord. "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
 
6. Reach Up - For something higher. "...press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
 
7. Lift Up - Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; instead pray about everything." Philippians 4:6

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 07, 2018, 10:59:14 AM »
Good morning everyone, 55° now, rain last night cooled it off. Sun is shining but not too bright.

Read all the posts but not up to posting this morning.

JOY
 :hb2: :happybday: :hb2:

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:37:13 AM »
Unhealthy Anger
Rosemary Renninson

Striking out in anger and frustration NEVER brings an agreeable healthy solution between peoples.

Most often it DIS-EASES situations.

Best to step back when losing our peace.

We can excuse ourselves for a few moments.

We can take time to pray. We can call on Jesus for His Peace, and politely wait until we are filled with His Peace before responding to people, or returning to any conference table.

Let Jesus’ Peace first be in ourselves in all our doings and sayings.

When we don’t say those things that we may angrily think and feel, and when we do say only those Peaceable, Loving, Truth Words of Jesus’ Spirit we will be gratefully Blessed by Him, as well as being a Blessing to others in any situation.

QUOTES


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame! Benjamin Franklin

When anger enters the mind wisdom departs. Thomas à Kempis

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Unknown

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Unknown

NOTES

By repeatedly allowing free reign to the venting of strong, adverse emotions, we literally, physically produce damaging chemicals which are released in our bodies! This causes unpleasant, even painful knotting nasties in the tummy, which also causes us the many other discomforts, illnesses, even the diseases, suffered in our lives; the more especially when accompanied by unforgiveness, resentment, envy, jealousy, withholding godly love, grace, good manners, and the like.

EVERYONE IS OUR NEIGHBOUR

All the above, works against ourselves and our relationship with our Lord as well as against our neighbour(s).

It is much wiser and healthier to allow the Holy Spirit to work with us in letting things go in favour of Holy Spirit led Truth and Peace, and our Lord’s Justice and Righteousness, for our own Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical Health’s sake, as well as obeying and pleasing Jesus our Lord, which also makes us a blessing to others.

QUOTES

Anger is just one letter short of danger. Unknown

Sharp words make more wounds than surgeons can heal. Unknown

Psalm 37:8, Proverbs 14:29, 15:1, 19:11
Stop your anger!  Turn from your rage!

Do not envy others—it only leads to harm.

Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes...

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger...

People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs. (New Living Testament)

“Envy is a sickness that only belief can heal” Matthew A. Castille

Ephesians 4:26, 27 - When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.  Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. (Amplified Bible)

Colossians 3:8-10 - But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things; anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerated) self with its evil practices.  And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self-], which is ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it. (Amp)

The Good News for us is always the perfect Way of our Lord!

Isaiah 26:3 - “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (NKJV)

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:36:27 AM »
Good morning everyone 59°. Yesterday turned into a perfect spring day. In the mid 70's all day and a nice breeze. Not even a fan on last night. Overcast this morning but might be sunny by afternoon.

LLOYD  hope you pain is a litte less today. Amazing your leg did not break with the hit it took. This is one way to get you to do nothing but not a nice way.

LARRY  not nice when one does not feel  up to par. That was how I felt Friday. I even called and canceled my CNA for the day.  For more tha 2 weeks I was getting a call several times a day from different states about getting a reduction on my student loans. Something I never had. I never pick up my phone if I do not know the number of the name, let the machine pick it up. Yes my AC is fixed. A neighbor looked at it, the conneter at the end of the hose was backwards. My son is not used to these portable ACs. This neighbor installs many  for the residents here. A real handyman to have living here.

CAROL  bet you saw some awesome quilts at the Quilt musuem.

JUNE  hope today is a better one for you.

JANE  there is only 2 people I cannot say anything good about. Imagine it was your turn to hold Emma. ;)

GLORIA de this town has changed since I first moved her 68 years ago. Everyone friendly back then. Now too many move here from the cities and some are trouble makers. All those stories I have posted were some I saved that JOAN posted over the years.

SHIRLEY  these days not many believe in the Golden Rule.

JENNY  on my many trips to San Diego I did not see much of California. I mainly went just to be with my daughter and her family. In the week they took me to Arizona I saw more of that state than Ca.

ROLEY  hope you are feeling good.

AMY  it is not OK when we lose power, even for a short time. Hope you do not get tha "crud" either. Seems caregivers seldom do until everyone else feels better. Thanks for the giggles.  Love that story.

JANE  have a safe trip home.

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 05, 2018, 08:00:36 AM »
Unhealthy Anger
Rosemary Renninson

Striking out in anger and frustration NEVER brings an agreeable healthy solution between peoples.

Most often it DIS-EASES situations.

Best to step back when losing our peace.

We can excuse ourselves for a few moments.

We can take time to pray. We can call on Jesus for His Peace, and politely wait until we are filled with His Peace before responding to people, or returning to any conference table.

Let Jesus’ Peace first be in ourselves in all our doings and sayings.

When we don’t say those things that we may angrily think and feel, and when we do say only those Peaceable, Loving, Truth Words of Jesus’ Spirit we will be gratefully Blessed by Him, as well as being a Blessing to others in any situation.

QUOTES


Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame! Benjamin Franklin

When anger enters the mind wisdom departs. Thomas à Kempis

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Unknown

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. Unknown

NOTES

By repeatedly allowing free reign to the venting of strong, adverse emotions, we literally, physically produce damaging chemicals which are released in our bodies! This causes unpleasant, even painful knotting nasties in the tummy, which also causes us the many other discomforts, illnesses, even the diseases, suffered in our lives; the more especially when accompanied by unforgiveness, resentment, envy, jealousy, withholding godly love, grace, good manners, and the like.

EVERYONE IS OUR NEIGHBOUR

All the above, works against ourselves and our relationship with our Lord as well as against our neighbour(s).

It is much wiser and healthier to allow the Holy Spirit to work with us in letting things go in favour of Holy Spirit led Truth and Peace, and our Lord’s Justice and Righteousness, for our own Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical Health’s sake, as well as obeying and pleasing Jesus our Lord, which also makes us a blessing to others.

QUOTES

Anger is just one letter short of danger. Unknown

Sharp words make more wounds than surgeons can heal. Unknown

Psalm 37:8, Proverbs 14:29, 15:1, 19:11
Stop your anger!  Turn from your rage!

Do not envy others—it only leads to harm.

Those who control their anger have great understanding; those with a hasty temper will make mistakes...

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger...

People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs. (New Living Testament)

“Envy is a sickness that only belief can heal” Matthew A. Castille

Ephesians 4:26, 27 - When angry, do not sin; do not ever let your wrath (your exasperation, your fury or indignation) last until the sun goes down.  Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]. (Amplified Bible)

Colossians 3:8-10 - But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things; anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

Do not lie to one another, for you have stripped off the old (unregenerated) self with its evil practices.  And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self-], which is ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it. (Amp)

The Good News for us is always the perfect Way of our Lord!

Isaiah 26:3 - “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (NKJV)

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Soda Shoppe / Re: Soda Shoppe for May 1st, 2018
« on: May 05, 2018, 07:59:50 AM »
Good morning everyone, cooler this AM at 56°. the last 2 days of summer heat has left and rain is due later. One of my neighbors cam in yesterday to check my AC. My son in his hurry did not  get the hose in right Thursday so that is why it was not working right. Slept great last night because it was cool enough in here.
The landscapers that come here put up signs when they ferilize the grass warning to keep animals off but one man lets his dog walk where she wants and pays no attention to the signs. Not a good time to visit the big island in Hawaii with the eruption and then in New Zealand where that huge sink hole is. Crazy things going on in nature.

LARRY  glad the humidity did not jump up along with the heat.

CAROL  I can no longer hokld a needle to sew anything. Do not apprecoate what we do every day till we can no longer do it.

SHIRLEY  I would love to do that with those darn unwanted phone calls. If I did here someont would be banging at the door or calling 911.

AMY  hope your hubby feels like being out of bed longer today.

JUNE  hope today is better for y ou.

JANE  no fun when your eyes give you problems. Glad you are enjoying Emma and family.

JOY  I would love to go to an Amish market but none in the area.

Have a great day.

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