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Soap Box Corner / Re: Gripes
« on: Yesterday at 06:39:52 PM »
Rammel, I think those calls are a scam.  I have started deleting every post I get that I don't recognize the individual person and never a business.  I got burned on that a couple of years ago.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Yesterday at 06:36:36 PM »
Sharon, I'm sorry to hear about the problems with John's sister.  And a sleepless night is tough to take.  Has she been living with you temporarily?  Is she an older sister?  I'm putting you and John on my prayer list.  Keep us posted please.

I've been over to Olyne's for our Wednesday bridge club.  Helen is back which meant that we were there longer than need be.  She is 97 or 98 now and is not very good at bridge in the first place.  With her recent fall and hospital stay, it's worse.  However she'll continue to come to bridge whenever this club plays.  We're going out to the University club in two weeks and she is the hostess--so may or may not play.  She often invites non members to join us for lunch and bridge afterwards.

Did you watch The Great American Book Club on PBS last night?  They are displaying titles of 100 must read books.  I've read many of them, but will try to print out the list and see how many I can read during this next year.

Hi to every other Buddy.  I hope you've all had a good day.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:33:40 PM »
Hello Buddies.  It's almost bedtime.  My cleaning ladies came this morning and got everything into ship shape.  I had to shower/dress for bridge at Azalea Place where I play once a month with retired women.  I had so so hands, but enjoyed the lunch we had today (baked fish was very good).

Afterwards as Libba and I were leaving, a large group of the retirees were gathered in the large parlor where a gentleman was playing the piano and lots were singing along.  He played mostly oldie goldies and I sang right along with them.  When I was a young girl, we listened to the hit parade on the radio and on Saturday afternoons, my Dad's cousin Frances who helped raise us, only worked a half day.  We walked to town about noon to her shop and she took us to the newspaper/book store where she bought a comic book for Anne and me and also a paper back pamphlet which featured all the popular songs of that time.  We sang a lot and the piano player played a good many of them today and I sang right along with other ladies who were enjoying his music.  It was a nice ending to a rainy day!

Sleep well, Every Buddy.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:25:23 PM »
Do you remember Blue Berry Hill by Fats Domino?  That was one of my favorites when I was in college.  I went to a house party at the beach in my freshman year and we danced to Blue Berry Hill several times a day!


Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:18:19 PM »
Marilyne, I hated the book Gone Girl.  The female character was just so evil--very difficult to read about the things she did and managed to get away with.  I can usually deal with plots that are scary, but that one was totally disgusting. (IMO!)


Photos and More / Re: Photos Old and New
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:25:24 PM »
I still have my "going away" hat from my wedding in 1958.  It is a Schiaparelli and a gift from my Aunt.  However, my head doesn't want to fit into it now.  It is navy straw with a yellow straw crown and is lovely--I don't know how or why it doesn't fit now, but I can't bear to give it up.  My son will probably sell it when I pass on to my (hopefully) heavenly reward!  I only wore this hat twice--once at my wedding and again at a tea party for officer's wives in Brunswick, Maine.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 21, 2018, 02:18:29 PM »
Good almost afternoon, Buddies.  Tim didn't come by for his usual Monday check up until after 10:30 and we had a good bit of paperwork to take care of.  So I was late eating lunch and after I get my Seniors & Friends visiting finished I'm going to lie down for a while with a new book.  I'm waiting now to finish one light load in the dryer and then I'll put 2 pairs of jeans in the dryer.  This might be the last time for heavy denim jeans this summer.

Alpiner, I'm glad you're off the oxygen for a while and VERY Thankful that you were not hurt when your tire went flat.  It was good that tire was still under warranty!

Mary, we haven't had rain yet, but it's been predicted as a possibility every day this week.  My flowers could use some, but are OK for a few days without it.  I haven't seen my mama and papa Cardinals today.  I have seen a squirrel hanging out under the feeder, though.  The cardinals just ignore him and come on under it and he gets out of their way.  I have a blue bird box back in my woodsy garden, but haven't seen any birds in there this year.

Jane, I got the new Shingles shot earlier this year.  I try to get every booster as Bob suffered greatly from the Shingles when he had the last reoccurrence of his cancer.  My grandmother used to get them, too, when she was in her 80's and was miserable with them.  No shots then.  My insurance plus the military supplement Bob paid into covers the cost.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.  Sharon, I'm playing bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.  Tuesday is lunch at the retirement center with bridge afterwards and Wednesday is the usual group and we'll play at Olyne's.


Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:52:37 PM »
Another singer with a great voice.  Is Rosemary Clooney still living?


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
Good afternoon, Buddies.  Olyne picked me up for SS and church.  I enjoyed both and was glad I could go.  This is a 2 game bridge week.  On Tuesday, I'll go to Azalea Place for my once monthly luncheon and bridge afterwards and Wednesday, that group will meet at Olyne's.  She had the Thursday group last week.  Did I tell you that I did talk to Terri yesterday?  She had a Shingles shot at her GP's office and is feeling much better--even went to an investment club meeting.

I made a sandwich and an apple salad for my lunch and ate it outside on my deck.  I have started reading a new library book (at least new to me) and will do more of that while it's pretty warm outside.  If it gets cooler around supper time, I'll probably walk at least around the block.

Have a nice Sunday, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:34:13 AM »
Good morning, Mary--and every Buddy looking in.  I've had a slow start this morning.  Slept until almost 8:00 which is late for me and piddled around reading the news paper and eating breakfast.  I have just returned from walking and am planning to read more and hopefully finish the C.J. Box novel about the ranger who has gone to Yellowstone Park for an assignment.  It includes lots of information about the geysers and other natural phenomena.  More than I wanted to know, although I would have liked to tour Yellowstone when we were living in Albuquerque, but with 2 kids in H.S.  and one in Junior high, there was never enough time to do that.

I'm planning on a quiet day.  I have a bit of a tummy upset and am going to take it easy.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:24:35 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm in a better mood this morning--and am trying to forget the Garden Club mess.  Bridge was nice yesterday except that Terri had what looked like a rash on her arms--she'd been working outside the past few days.  Peggy, who is a nurse, took one look at the arms and said "I think you have the shingles!".  So Terri went to the doctor and we played without her, alternately to bid in her place and play if the player didn't have to return to the other table.  I need to call Terri this morning before Tim gets here for our library, lunch and Kroger shopping date.

Mary, you were posting while I was writing.  I hope you can do something to get rid of the mockingbirds.  I'm sure the bluebirds feel intimidated by them.  I'm sorry about the UTI and missing swimming.  Probably best to miss it, though, until the UTI clears up.

It's going to be pretty hot here this afternoon.  It's already bright and sunny after our showers late yesterday afternoon.  Have a nice day, Every Buddy.


Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:13:16 AM »
I was in junior high school when the present Queen Elizabeth was married.  I stayed up all night listening to the radio with the coverage of the wedding.  I can't remember the month/date of the wedding, but I think it was during the summer.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:56:20 AM »
The Garden Club luncheon was the usual boring event due to the Sec/Treas. monopolizing every word.  Our District Director who lives nearby in Opelika was our guest, but didn't speak, either, as there was no opportunity for anyone except the Sec/Treas.  I will never accept another elected or appointed position there (just as the 2 previous Presidents have done).  At least my lunch was tasty!  Our last President hasn't attended a meeting since I was elected.  I'm sure she was fed up, too.

I've been doing laundry and out to walk already.  I have one load of wash in the dryer and plan to start another in the washer so that I can get it dry before time to go to bridge at Olyne's.  Terri is picking me up about 12:15.

I hope you all have a good day.  Jane, you are right about the Sec/Treas.  She is a long term member and is accustomed to having her way.  When we start the new year in October, I will only attend meetings which have programs that interest me.  We did vote to invite 2 young sisters who are college students to become members, but they weren't there yesterday as they are having exams now.  I don't know how long they will last as members.  If I were a young woman and exposed to this bossy B+++h, I don't think I'd take precious time out of my schedule to attend, either!

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.  I apologize for the griping.  It is "not nice" as my Grandmother used to tell us when we were young girls.  However, this forum seems to be the only place I can gripe without causing hard feelings!


Leisure Activities / Re: Television Today
« on: May 17, 2018, 10:39:51 AM »
I'm also a fan of Live at Lincoln Center.  It's broadcast here on PBS on Friday nights at 9:00 p.m.  It's a great way to end an evening!


Town Talk / Re: Norms Bait and Tackle
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:27:16 PM »
I haven't turned my AC on yet, but I did change the setting to the summer mode.  I have ceiling fans in every room, so turn them on when I'm in the room to keep the air circulating and that's cool enough for me.  I'm surprised that it has stayed as cool as it has this spring.  Most of the years I've lived up here, I've had to turn the AC on fairly early.

Stay comfortable, Every one.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 15, 2018, 02:22:03 PM »
I don't know the current temperature, but it has been softly raining for about 20 minutes and is already a bit cooler than when I walked in my neighborhood.  I stayed up late to watch a movie that didn't start until 11:00, so I am moving VERY slowly today.  I've had several e-mails about tomorrow's final garden club meeting at the University Club.  I wasn't consulted about any of the details and the location was changed and other officers didn't consult me about the plans--I'm glad this will be my last meeting in which I'm "supposed" to be in charge! 

Our Sec/Treasurer has been a long time member and no matter what other leaders propose, she always has the last say.  She has nominated a young woman who has joined us recently for President--and I'm sure we will approve the nomination, although I think I might have been consulted.  The young woman seems like a nice person, but I think will be mostly influenced by the Sec/treasurer.

The rain has stopped and it's definitely a bit cooler here which is certainly appreciated.  No need to turn my AC on as ceiling fans in every room except bathrooms keep the temperature very nicely regulated. 

I hope you are all having a good day--and not working too hard!  I am planning to loaf the rest of the day as I stayed up WAY too late last night!


Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: May 15, 2018, 01:50:51 PM »
My grandmother and her church friends gathered fall apples and brought them to her home where they cooked huge batches of apple sauce and then put the apple sauce into canning jars and sometimes water bath processed them and sometimes (I think) just sent the jars of apple sauce home with each lady to use as she wished.  They used a huge black kettle (maybe iron?) to cook the apples.  Almost all the families in our small town had at least one apple tree in the backyard.


Photos and More / Re: Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:15:50 PM »
Jean,  I loved your videos of your birds.  Thank you for sharing.  Will all or most of those birds hang around in your yard until the weather is warmer or will some of them fly farther north for the summer?

I usually have big flocks of cardinals here in Auburn which stay around for a couple of days and then leave for more northern places, but not many this spring.  I have at least one pair of cardinals, maybe two pairs, who are nesting in my fence with lots of foliage.  I haven't seen any chick, though.

I can see that those birds really appreciate your feeders!

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:55:01 PM »
Good (almost) afternoon, Buddies.  I slept late this morning and haven't accomplished much.  I have one load of wash in the dryer with some damp towels waiting to go in when the lighter things are dry.  Tim came by as usual to check up on me and we made a date for our usual Friday lunch out, library visit, and Kroger shopping.  He's really a HUGE help to me and I'm very thankful he lives nearby and is so willing to help me.

I had a phone call last night from the V.P. of our garden club.  She and another board member have arranged for our final meeting of the year.  It will be held at the University Club tomorrow, so I've been notified to call our District President who lives in Opelika (near where Tim lives) as well as other Garden Club members.  It would have been nice to get this information before last weekend, but I'm used to these last minute messages.  Now I'll have to be on the phone this afternoon when I'd rather be lying down on my bed with my library book!

Tim and Kris took Ard and me out to lunch yesterday.  We had a good time and I was pretty full when I came home.  I finished a Jayne Ann Krentz novel about people living near Phoenix, but in a mostly touristy area.  Not much different from her other novels about that area.  Some mystery and always a villain!  I prefer her Paper Backs under the "Amanda Quick" label.  I think the plots in those are more plausible.

I have changed the water in my outdoor bird water bowl and later on when the sun is behind the trees I'll go out on my deck and read.  I'm in the first third of a Baldacci murder mystery and will probably finish it sometime today. 

Bob paid into a Tri-Care for Life fund after he retired so that if he pre-deceased me, I'd have Medicare plus the Tri-Care for Life to pay for my meds.  It's really been a plus for me.  I don't know if all military veterans can do that, but those that do really help their spouses when they become widows or widowers.  I still have to pay for some things, but much of it is discounted by his pre-payment plan.

Not much else going on here.  It's too hot to do anymore than the watering I've done this morning.  I'll probably have to do more in the morning. 

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:48:41 AM »
Good morning, Buddies.  I'm up early this morning, just can't seem to sleep later anymore.  It's sunny already here and expecting higher temperatures today.  I need to eat breakfast and get out for my walk before the temperature gets up much higher.  Right now, it's still pleasant.

I'll probably start another C. J. Box novel after my walk.  I finished the other one last night.  The ranger had special duty in the Aspen district, had to leave his family at home, and lots of difficulties while there. 

I'll do a little weeding and leaf raking if I can get some energy going early.  Afternoons are just too hot for that kind of work.

Have a nice day, Buddies.

Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 11, 2018, 12:54:20 PM »
Good afternoon, Buddies.  Tim came by about 10:15.  We returned my library books and I checked out 6 more, so should be set for next week.  We went to an early lunch at (?) forget the name.  I had a cup of loaded potato soup and a yummy green salad with lots of veggies. He had a loaded baked potato.  We'd come home from Kroger first so I could put away the things that needed the freezer and refrigerator.  He is driving somewhere to check out some things he thinks he can sell on E-Bay.  He and Kris are picking Ard and me up on Sunday a.m. about 10:45 so that we can eat at a restaurant before church is out and every place is super crowded.

Not much else going on here today.  I'm going to lie down on my bed and read shortly and will go out on the deck when the sun moves away from the deck--probably about 4:00.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: May 11, 2018, 10:47:45 AM »
Good grief, MarsGal, I was in college when Elvis was popular.  I never listened to him much, but my youngest sister who was a pre-teen was a big fan.  I was a Perry Como and other crooner fans.  When I was in college, one big band per year came to our campus (U. of South Carolina) for a concert.  Everyone dressed to the 9's and had a wonderful time!  The last band I remember was the Tommy Dorsey band when I was a Senior.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:00:39 PM »
Good morning, Buddies.  It's almost 11:00 here.  I've a load of wash in the dryer and need to do another load of wash.  I've been out to walk and its HOT!  Going to reach 90* today according to our weather man/girl (we have both!).  It's already edging up out there.

I'm planning to move some things around in my fridge--put cantelope in a smaller container and discard some tomato aspic after I eat some for lunch.  I'll have to read one of my paper backs this afternoon as I've read all 5 of last week's books from the library. 

My cleaning ladies were here on Tuesday when Bill and I went to the Lady's potluck luncheon.  I took tomato aspic and brought most of it home.  I'm going to eat one more serving with my lunch today and throw out the rest.  It tastes good, but I'm tired of it now.  After the luncheon, Bill took me to my bank which is near the church and I was able to withdraw "walking around" money for the next week or so.  Tim will be glad to hear that as going to the bank is an extra stop when we go to lunch, library, and Kroger on Friday.

Have a nice day, Buddies, and I hope it isn't too hot where you're living!

Leisure Activities / Re: "Just Plain Old Music"
« on: May 10, 2018, 11:49:59 AM »
Good morning, Ferocious!  Perry Como was a dream boat with a beautiful voice--Betty Hutton was not so much.  I did like the movie where she played Annie Oakley, though.  I was about 10 and rode a city bus (about 12 miles) to Charleston, W.V. with my friend, Jane, to see the play starring Betty  and whoever the male lead was.  This was a traveling stage play--so Betty and her co-stars were there in person!

When I was a young girl, my Dad's cousin who never married lived with my Grandmother as did my 2 younger sisters and me.  She was a beautician and only worked a half day on Saturday, so we walked to town about noon and she took us to the book/music store that sold comic books and 8 x11 paper booklets with the lyrics of all the hit parade tunes.  My sisters and I could sing every song on the hit parade which we listened to on the radio.  I still remember the lyrics and tunes of most of them.  All 3 of us sang in church choirs until we grew up and married.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 09, 2018, 06:12:10 PM »
It's already 5:00 and time for the local news.  Bill left this morning about 9:00 and arrived in Oxford, AL, about 10:45.  He called to let me know he was there and hoping to check into his hotel early.  He'll be up there 2 or 3 days depending on whether the SIUE team wins or loses.

I've just putzed around today--did a few chores, but mostly finished one library book and started another.  Having Bill here Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday was nice, but did keep me busier than I usually am.  I've missed my daily walks and am behind on laundry.  Bridge was canceled for today as our 98 y.0. had another fall and she had arranged to be the hostess at the University Club today--so it was postponed.  I needed the day to catch up with household chores, but mostly I didn't do much except fix my breakfast and lunch and read!  Right now I'm reading CHEAP SHOT, a Robert B. Parker mystery, but written by Ace Atkins--so that must mean Robert B. Parker may be ill or deceased!  I should finish it before bedtime.

It was sunny and pleasant here today, but pretty warm.  I still haven't felt the need to start my AC, though.

I hope you've all had a nice day with pleasant weather.

Homemaking, Food & Gardening / Re: Gardening
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:58:58 PM »
I have a pair of cardinals nesting in my yard.  They take turns coming to my feeder and eating whatever the squirrels have left on the ground.  So far, haven't seen any babies.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:06:13 PM »
Hi Buddies.  My cleaning ladies were more than an hour and a half late--due to training some new cleaning ladies--and I was worried about getting to the Women of the Church luncheon at 11:30.  We did make it in time, nice crowd there and enough men/husbands so that Bill wasn't uncomfortable.  And the bonus is, I don't have to cook this evening.  We'll be having sandwiches and fruit, plus a glass of wine!  Bill is leaving tomorrow morning about 8:30 to go up to Oxnard or maybe it's Oxford, AL, for that softball tournament his U. is playing in.

The luncheon had so many dishes it was hard to choose just a small smidge of many.  All were salads and quite a variety.  The program was led by our co-pastor, Kathy, and she did a really good job of winding up this years group of programs.

Afterwards, Bill took me by my bank to withdraw some money for the next week or so.  Tim will be glad that job is done for a while as well as Bill taking me to the car wash yesterday.  So my car is clean and I have some cash for a couple of weeks. 

I've started a good book by David Baldacci, _Hour Game_ and am going out on the deck to read some more before time to fix supper.

Have a nice evening, Every Buddy.

Photos and More / Re: Photo Slide Shows and Home Videos
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:26:31 PM »
Jack, great pictures of Mimi and her friends at the park!  Thanks for sharing.


Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:15:25 PM »
Hello, Every Buddy.  Bill took me to the car wash and now my car is squeaky clean.  Then we went to a place that sells sporting goods, sneakers, clothes, etc. and I just walked around and looked at everything.  He usually buys something there, but didn't see any thing he'd liked or needed, so no purchases.

When we came home, I made the tomato aspic I'm taking to the Women's luncheon tomorrow.  Bill (at least I hope) will attend with me.  Every circle member (we have 5 circles) will bring a dish for pot luck, so I think we'll have a good variety of food.  I'm thinking my tomato aspic will be the only one there!

Bill is communicating by phone with employees at SIUE about things that need to be finished while he is away--and he's using his computer for that kind of thing, too.

We wanted to go visit my friend, Tammy, who is home recuperating from major surgery on her leg, but she told me that she wasn't feeling up to visitors today.  I won't be able to go to see her tomorrow if she's feeling better as I have to attend that Circle luncheon.  And Bill will leave here on Wednesday about 9:00 a.m.   Hopefully she'll feel enough better to talk on the phone in a day or two.

It's a lovely sunny day here.  It's now too warm this afternoon to do much weed pulling today, so I think I'll read until time to start dinner this evening.

Have a nice day, Every Buddy.

Leisure Activities / Re: Library Bookshelf
« on: May 07, 2018, 02:03:44 PM »
I remember reading Kubler-Ross's book on death/dying in the 60's/70's.  She discussed patients who had near death experiences with visions of former family members and others.  Very interesting work. 


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