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Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« on: July 04, 2017, 04:41:47 AM »

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Re: Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 04:55:59 AM »
Good morning everyone.
Jeanne Lee thanks for posting the Placekicker to start the fourth going.It is very nice.

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Re: Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 06:11:40 AM »
Good morning everyone

Happy 4th of July to you, may you have safe travels on the highways  ,while enjoying your time with family and friends.

Not sure what is happening today, will just let the day dictate the events..

Enjoy your day everyone..

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 06:28:13 AM »
I guess I better mark my place or you'll all be lost out there in limbo somewhere.

Happy Fourth of July!

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Re: Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 06:44:24 AM »
Good morning Jane!!

June, I am sorry I forgot to answer your question on VON which stands for Victorian Order of Nurses...hope this helps.

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Re: Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 06:45:24 AM »
Thanks, Jeanne Lee.  Happy 4th to everyone.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 06:51:41 AM »
Good Morning again everyone. I pray everyone has a safe and happy  holiday.
I enjoy the pretty ones from a distance do not like the noise so long distance is fine. If I am close to the smoke it makes me sick at the stomach. it got to 92 º here yesterday. while at the doctor had to park in open lot no shade so when got back in car steering wheel burnt hands so turned the vent director of A C towards it and sat for a while until it cooled down.think I will just stay home and relax today. see you all later.

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 07:30:56 AM »
Good morning everyone. The sun is shining and the sky is clear.  Just saw on the news that people are on the beaches already and people are already lining up for the 232nd Bristol parade. That's a lot of years to have a parade on this day.

JEANNE LEE  I like to get the greetings in a day before. Never know what the next day will bring.

LLOYD  ouch with those stitches taken out. Wonder what that male nurse would say if someone took stitches out from him.

PHYLLIS  good graphic, sImple and heartfelt.

JEANNE LEE  wonder if those who let fireworks off to the west of where I am will give us a show tonight. The last few years I sit in my window and see all the ones that go up. One safe way to enjoy them without the crowds.

AMY  I hope you have an uneventful day. A day you and your DH can do just what you feel like doing.   

JANE  your place here is always waiting for you, we sure do not want you to get lost.

LLOYD  like you if I can see fireworks from here or on TV I will be happy. No noise, smell or crowds.

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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 08:35:53 AM »
Good Morning Everyone!

And a glorious Fourth of July to one and all. 

Wife and Daughter should be in jolly ole England , haven't talk to them yet, but will try shortly.  Nothing planned here today except just finishing up watering outside and hopefully no big bangs tonight to upset and terrorize all the animals in the hood.

Lots of activities planned all around the city, fireworks displays in dozens of locations if you want to venture out.  Free rides for the "drinkers" provided who are driving, passengers must figure out on their own how to get home. 

Anyhow coffee is on and I would enjoy the company of any who want to join me for a little conversation.


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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 10:19:06 AM »
Hi everyone on this 4th of July. This reminded me to put out my American flag on this bright, sunny and soon to be very hot 96 degree day.  I got about 9 hours of rest/sleep last night and more more alert this morning.  I plan to just stay in where it is cool today.  I do need to shred a pound of cheddar cheese and then make up some more sausage muffins for Pat but neither job is difficult.  I am sitting here eating some of our first watermelon for the season.  I like it very much for breakfast as it is cold and tasty. 

Yesterday I did go to Kroger's to pick up the online grocery order and it worked very well.  In fact, we liked it better than Walmart in that you actually get a checkout receipt as if you had gone through a register.  This is really the way to grocery shop. These two stores are right across the highway from each other.

Hal, I just looked up the grass snake as I hadn't heard of it before and see it is a snake that the British have.  Did your wife bring one home from one of her trips to Britian?  :) I haven't seen any snakes in our yard but know across the street there is a retention pond and was told there are water moccasins in it.  I just hope they stay there.

Gloria, hope your grandson was able to fix your computer as you wanted.  We had a strong rain storm yesterday afternoon and lost our Internet for around 3 hours.  I was lost without it as my Chromebook computer becomes a rock without Internet.  I actually had to pick up a book and finish reading it as well as a magazine.  It sounds like you all are stuck with Cox cable.  I only use Comcast for the Internet as we have Dish for TV.  My son recently switched to Comcast for Dish and is very unhappy with it and plans on going back to Dish. We also prefer watching fireworks on the TV.  However, not much we can do about the noise from fireworks in the neighborhood.

Lloyd, I remember going to the doctor with my mother to have stitches removed from her scalp from a fall she had taken in the nursing home.  The doctor used a stainless steel staple remover and then gave it to her as it could only be used once on a patient.  She had had staples used to close the wound rather than stitches like you had.  Not nice that you have to start over with the healing. 

June, it sounds like you are doing all you can do to protect yourself from the flu.  Most of the stores here with grocery carts provide those disinfectant wipes where you get the grocery cart and I will often use one to wipe the handle of the cart.  We have used Direct Satellite TV several years ago and it was fine but we like Dish better and likely will stay with them. 

deAngel, nothing wrong with a muffin or piece of cake now and then.  I have been trying to cut back on desserts with meals but yesterday in the Kroger grocery order Pat bought me a package of those little cinnamon buns and I had a couple for dinner last night and some for breakfast this morning.  It take three or four of them to equal what one regular cinnamon bun would be (at least that is my story and I am sticking with it).  :)

Jeanne, thanks for the new banners and getting us started on a new week.

Lloyd, during the summer time we keep a set of windshield screens in the back seat than we can easily grab and put up in the front windows.  It doesn't keep the car cool but seems to prevent the steering wheel from getting so hot.  Our cars have very good A/C units and they quickly get the temperatures back down to a comfortable level.  Hope you enjoy a relaxing day.   

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Re: Soda Shoppe July 4, 2017
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2017, 10:53:42 AM »
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY !!

#2 son asked what if I was doing anything today.
I replied,  "Laundry".

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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2017, 11:13:20 AM »
I talked to my wife and daughter for a few minutes this morning and they had a good flight, except the plane was too cold, and the car my brother-in-law hired showed up on time and got them to his house as planned.  Like the wife said: it is a long flight.  So now the usual running and going will start.  I ask my daughter to not try  to get her Mom to run too much, to please remember her age.  But of course I don't presume to speak for my wife, she will do as she pleases, don't we all.

Got the paper read and water turned on (and off) to finish up the backyard.  So now What.

Need to make a dry run to the dentist office so I am sure I can find it tomorrow at my appointment time.  It isn't too far from the house.




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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 02:50:43 PM »
Jeanne Lee, thank you for the perfect graphics. Did you make them ? We had huge noises of fireworks last night already, tonight may be worse. One of the ladies that work in palliative care here told me she had to get medication for her dog on July fourth or the dog nearly trembles to death.

Amy, I am doing the same as you…I'm just letting the day happen. I am still in my nightgown and just finished a small waffle for breakfast and it is already  close to 10 a.m. Thank you for the VON explanation. I do appreciate it.

Hal, thanks ! You make an excellent cup of coffee, and we are all conversing with you.  I read the whole Declaration of Independence that you posted, and at the late age found new meaning in the printed words. I know we studied it in school but it didn't mean a thing to me at the time. Now I can sit back and admire those brave gentlemen.

Larry you do a lot of cheddar cheese shredding. Do you freeze any of it, or do you use that much ! I bought a whole pound last order I placed, but I may have to freeze some, which according to google it can be done.

Larry, In Mn. we had what we called garter snakes or garden snakes. They were not dangerous at all nor very lengthy, but to me a snake is a snake, and I don't even want to look at a picture of them, I felt as a kid I would rather come face to face with a lion than a snake.

Larry, I am glad you heard from wife and daughter and they had a safe arrival. Of course they are going to run around..that's why they went to England.
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2017, 03:40:13 PM »
It has amused me that June gets food from VON and Amy has a visiting nurse from VON. 

We are having delightful weather this afternoon - not a cloud in the sky from where I was sitting on my deck.  The temperature is 80 degrees and that is about the point where my a/c goes on - if I turn it on.  Tom did turn on the air, but he is leaving and I may turn it off and open the doors for fresh air.  There is a nice gentle breeze blowing. 

Fireworks are quiet this afternoon but will pick up later.  Last night the cat and I sat on the deck while some fire crackers were lit.  Small noises did not bother him, but I saw him shudder when a loud one went off.  I had noticed one day that the noise of thunder does not bother him.  I think the fireworks are at the ball park north of us about three miles and there is a break in the trees across the pond where some of the fireworks show.  What I saw were like confetti chrysanthemums.  Very pretty and dainty.

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2017, 07:31:08 PM »
Mary Ann, My store is Vons, with an S. It is part of a huge chain of Safeway/Albertson's all stores in states of the left part of the United States.


Type
Subsidiary of Albertsons
Industry   Retail
Founded   1906; 111 years ago (Los Angeles, California)
Founder   Charles Von der Ahe
Headquarters   Fullerton, California
Number of locations
325
Area served
California
Nevada
Products   Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, liquor, floral
Parent   Albertsons (since 2015)
Subsidiaries   Pavilions
Website   Vons.com

These big companies keep buying one another out, so I never know who is in charge anymore.
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« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2017, 09:52:40 PM »
well It is time to wish everyone sweet dreams and good night, Hope you all had a safe and Hippie fourth. god bless our troops and everyone else. Hope to see you all tomorrow.

Lloyd

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« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2017, 10:41:10 PM »
God Bless America .. 
and all the men & women that fought to keep us free.
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2017, 06:36:26 AM »
Good morning everyone

Another lovely day in the making here. Have laundry on the go and will go pick some rhubarb in a minute to make muffins. We ordered a truck load of wood yesterday and the lad said they would be here today with it. Will send some muffins back with them for their break time.

Hard to believe we are already into July, winter seems to last so long then summer disappears so fast! I love the fall with all the colours and smells tickling ones nose. Can't wait to do my preserves up!!

Washer just quit better get another load ready.

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« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2017, 06:57:42 AM »
Good Morning Everyfriend!  I'm making my first batch of black raspberry jam this morning.  Then I have to take my trash to the dumpster and come back and decide what to do with the rest of the black raspberries.

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« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2017, 07:43:37 AM »
Good morning everyone.
I received a cute email this A M. I don't know how to cope the link and post it here,but I think i was successful in forwarding it to several of you maybe someone can post it here for the rest to see,(any for yoga)Is the title.

Lloyd

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« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2017, 08:07:54 AM »
Good Morning Everyone!

I see Janie and Amy are up and at it, as usual.  I wish I had your energy.  You two are an example for us all.

Lloyd, you and I just kinda get drug along.....just kidding, you are always into something, me I just coast along.

Well, dental appointment this morning and another the 9th for my back and the another appointment for my PT evaluation on the 11th.  And Lord only knows in between.

The coffee is on and the patio is open, but it is pretty warm and humid out, so some of you might not enjoy it, not sure I will go out there this morning.  I hope all of you have a great day and everything goes just as you planned.  Amy put some of those muffins in the hidey hole.



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« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2017, 08:17:48 AM »
Hal you are right I am always a day late and a$$$ short. Have a great day.

Lloyd

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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2017, 09:42:06 AM »
Good morning everyone, it was a very quiet day here yesterday. I only saw 2 other people here and most of the cars were in the parking lot. Weather was perfect and I was out on the porch most of the day.

JEANNE LEE  are you the one who changed the graphic on the Home page? I looked at it and thought it was pretty and then went looking for the name. That surprised me.

HAL  by now I hope you have heard from your ladies in England. I did not hear any fireworks last night. Unusual because some always break the law and get some.

LARRY  I have been enjoying watermelon the last couple of weeks. I tried something with the end of what I had Friday before my son brought me more on Saturday. I cut up what I had left and put it in the blender, added a cut up nectarine and plum and blended it and it was tasty. I did that again yesterday, good thirst quencher. This PC could still work better but it is better since my grandson fixed some things.

CALLIE  I did not even watch the Bristol parade yesterday, always too many commercials and did not stay up to see fireworks on TV.

MARY ANN  I always watched the Boston Pops on the Fourth but the music the last few years leaves much to be desired so last night I did not bother. The musical guests are aimed at the young crowd and not the kind we like.

SHIRLEY  I love what you have under your name. You are right, you are a tough lady.

AMY  looks like another good day here, too. Lower humidity and not too hot.

JANE  you have my mouth watering for homemade black raspberry jam. Been years since I last made that.

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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2017, 09:44:54 AM »
Well I went out on patio just to hang fresh juice for the humming birds and came right back in .  Hope they enjoy.

Gloria, talked to them just a little while ago.  My wife is still tired.  They're going over to her other brothers house and to the local grocery to pickup some things. And rest some more,
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2017, 09:56:47 AM »
Gloria, good morning, I love the low humidity...makes life a bit easier .

Hal, muffins are fresh out of the oven and in the hidey hole..careful on the fingers..

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« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2017, 10:15:40 AM »
Hal said he and I drag up late or something like that, that is mostly correct.
also I am so slow to think I am mostly brain dead I think slow now days. lucky to remember my own name, Let alone read and post. my brain goes south that quick. It is cloudy here and humid. Instant weather says current temp, is 70 º
and going for 76 º today and higher tomorrow and next day. Have a great day.
see you all later.

Lloyd

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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2017, 10:17:10 AM »
Gloria, I watched some of the Capital Fourth on PBS but like the Pops, it was geared more to younger people.  It was interesting in the long shots to see so much of the color red; it stuck out.  I flipped over to Macy's program and that was worse, so I went back to PBS.  I also did other things so I was not a constant viewer.  Until 11 pm there were fireworks that I could not see so I went to bed.  The noises were not so bad that the cat objected as he did the night before.

Today is bright and sunny.

Jeanne Lee posted a couple of pictures of Tom's twin granddaughters in Norm's Bait and Tackle.  The girls are five months old now.  If you're interested, go to Jeanne Lee's post which is near the end of the posts, and posted yesterday.

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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2017, 10:29:19 AM »
GLORIA, if you hurry, I put the last of the jam that didn't make a jarful in the hidey hole.  I don't know how it would taste on a rhubarb muffin but I dropped in a couple slices of whole wheat bread, just in case.

Some thoughtless people around here (very close) began setting off firecrackers just as it was beginning to get dark...right about 8:45 p.m.  They were still setting them off after 11 while the dogs were fidgeting.  They just shake when they hear fireworks.  I hope someone with those people enjoyed them because I didn't.  Annie didn't and Mickie didn't. 

I've heard 3 lids pop on the jam (meaning they're sealed).  Waiting for the other 5.  Also dithering about what to do with the rest of the berries.  And I better get moving on that.  I have to work at 4 and that doesn't leave me a lot of time.  I'm thinking I'll have them ready to do whatever I'm going to do and then do it tomorrow when I'm off all day and the furgirls go to the groomer.

Hot and humid here too.  I'm not checking what it is but I'm sweating. 

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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 10:52:08 AM »
Hi everyone. We are going to have a scorcher of a day getting up to 97 or so with no rain expected.  We have planned to go to the Chop House to celebrate Pat's Birthday and our wedding anniversary when occurs on Friday and Sunday.  However, Scott called last evening saying we may need to postpone it until Saturday as he has the installer for Direct TV coming between noon and four.  If the installer gets there and gone so we can get to the restaurant before 4 pm we will go ahead with our plans for today and if not it will be Saturday in the early afternoon as he has to be at work at 5 pm.  We have nothing else on our schedule for today.

Last evening I watched two 4th of July programs.  They were both on Public TV so no commercials.  The first was presented by the First Baptist Church of Columbia, South Carolina and it was a wonderfully patriotic program featuring a lot of the military past and present honoring them and our country in song and words.  It was so touching in a couple of places I found myself shedding tears.  They had done a similar program last year that I had seen so suspect it is an annual event.  I then watched the Capitol Fourth Celebration from the grounds of the Capitol and it was also excellent and the fireworks were enjoyable as the orchestra played the 1812 Overture.

Hal, glad your wife and daughter are safely at their destination.  It sounds like you are keeping as busy as you want to be. 

June, my wife uses a lot of cheese in her cooking and on salads.  We do not freeze it and I put four pounds at a time but shred it a pound at a time.  We also had garter snakes on our farm.  I suppose there were other types of snakes but we weren't close to where there would have been poisonous snakes.

Amy, here in the South it seems we have a lot of summer type weather in seasons other than summer.  I will take that to snow and ice anytime.  We didn't have any snow last winter that I recall. 

Jane, I can't image how good that black raspberry jam must be.  However, I seldom eat toast anymore so don't really use jam or jelly anymore. 

Gloria, your fruit drink sounds delicious.  It reminds me I haven't made any of my frozen fruit in a long time and still have some fruit in the freezer that needs to be made up. 

Lloyd, I tried to post the link to the cute little video you sent but it it tied to your email account.  It was cute. 

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