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2023-11-28, 19:23:29
JeanneP: Stiil trying to let Julee know that my EM is   gmjeannep2@gmail.com  and that the  old Comcast on is no longer work, it was to old and they dont do EM anymore

2023-11-28, 19:20:53
JeanneP: Now I seem to be able to get into some without it going back to 2016. I have been trying to get ahold of Junnee but see her posting but can find where, Just want her to know that I will again use the EM adress she shows on Here and write, Mine in still 

2023-11-08, 19:12:15
JeanneP: Will give that a try. Sound like should work

2023-11-02, 11:36:21
Oldiesmann: It's not the best solution but it's the only thing that will prevent the forum from thinking you haven't read anything

2023-11-02, 11:35:55
Oldiesmann: Jeanne, the only thing I can suggest for you is to scroll down to the bottom of the main page of the forum and click "Mark All Messages As Read". That will make the forum think you've read all posts, so anything posted after that point will be new for you

2023-11-02, 00:58:50
junee: Callie

2023-11-02, 00:09:33
junee: Callie

2023-11-01, 21:59:19
JeanneP: I do seem to be in but still now starting out at 2016,

2023-11-01, 21:56:59
JeanneP: Now I am trying again and it is not asking me to sigh in. I seem to be able to get into current ones today. Hope I have made it.

2023-11-01, 21:54:27
JeanneP: I sent you the EM acct, that I have had for years, Only have on now.  gmjeannep2@gmail,com  Di d have one with coscast but they seem to have stopped theirs.  Something about i they were over 25 years old they are closed out.ipped


Norms Bait and Tackle

Started by dapphne, March 30, 2016, 09:23:16 AM

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No, I believe her name started with an A, she had a large dog and had several illnesses. I wish I could remember as she introduced me to Glen, and I got into further PSP through him. Then there was Oskar, and Jerry,  the guy from the Netherlands, and Lynn and his Dad. There are so many I remember, but not enough details. Rae and Bunny were almost joined at the hip in those days.


I find a Lynn and Barb Franz from Lynchburg, Virginia and a Ray Franz from Forest, Virginia?


That was the father and son. They were also on S&F for a while.

There was also the woman who had a cat and lived in San Franciso, having retired from Levi Strauss. She called me because I hadn't posted in a while, which touched me as it was my first experience with internet friendships.

I believe the woman whose name starts with an A was either Annabeth or something similar in a longer name version.


Bunnie Dalton from Moberly, MO?
There was Mahlia and her husband Mohamed...

I remember Carolyn telling us all about growing Grace and Brooke.
Also Norm, Mary Ann, Papa John, Pat Howe, Ginger. Two Joans: Joan Grimes and Joan Liimatta. How can we forget Larry Hanna, Sato?
There was someone "Boots"?

So many names, so many different and interesting persons...


I keep in touch with Carolyn.  Not often, but we do communicate infrequently.  Brooke and Grace are, of course, all grown up now.  Carolyn lives, as she always has done, in New Zealand.  And of course we always remember Norm and his sister Mary Ann and his and our dear friend Papa John.
And the other immortals you mention, Bubble.  Ours forever and ever. Thank you.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I have never done any other social media.  No Facebook, no anything.  We have enjoyed the fulsome Joy of members from all nations right here in Seniors & Friends, as Senior Net became; but we have remained small and intimate.  I like us just as we are, except for missing Norm, who sort of kind of presided over us, and each and every one of our other dear friends.  We miss and remember them, and we hope they are possessed of the ability to sneak a peek into us from time to time.


I remember so many good conversations ranging over so many topics, yet the further away I've gone, the more details escape me. I remembered, for example, that the woman whose long name escaped me was Ginny.  :-[

I corresponded with Carolyn for a while after Seniornet abandoned us. Then she left after an argument with Marilyn, who is now on Facebook. Not Marilyne in California!

I started with Bunny, Glen, Oskar, and Jerry, who lived in the Netherlands and brought up his sisters during the nazi invasion after his parents were shot. Imagine becoming the father of your family at eight! Then I met through Bunny; I met P. Roe, Gladys, Gloriade,  Norm, and Papa John. Remember Hal?

There was Sun, Ray, Lynn, his son, and, of course, Larry Hanna, who I knew from here. In 2000, I began my journey in Missouri, went to Michigan, and branched out from there, never leaving my living room!

Through Bubble, I met Karen, who lived only a few neighborhoods over before she moved to, I believe, New Jersey.

I'm going to Bubble's link to see who else I've forgotten or misplaced.


I can't believe I forgot about Johann and Windel, and I met them for lunch when they came to Fairbanks! And MaryAnn, who I emailed back and forth until she passed.

And Bubble, I don't remember how we met, but I know she is a dear friend.

Now that period seems so long ago and far away.


I spent quite a while away from Senior Net after my last husband died.  I had no idea Senior Net had abandoned us.  I sort of vaguely remember a woman poster whom I liked very much starting up a group to sustain our group for at least a while.  That is all my brain seems capable of recalling.  I seem to be losing a little more ability to remember names and words on a daily basis.  I push hard against that, and do the best I can.

We seem to have been given a new and fresh home for our postings overnight, and some, but not all, of our posts are appearing only 3 words wide now.  Most are normal, so I am hoping/expecting the 3-word wide variety to disappear soonish.



Looks extremely cold, but beautiful.


Couldn't sleep, so was up at 6:00 this morning.  It's 45 degrees on my backyard thermometer, but expected to go into the high 60's today.  So will be a nice day to prepare for Thanksgiving.  It will be a quiet holiday this year.  Only our younger daughter Sandy, will join us for dinner.  Older daughter Shelley, is recovering from a prolonged bout with Covid, so she and her youngest will not be coming.  Daughter-in-law Jackie, came down with Covid yesterday, but so far our son Brad is okay.  Yes, everyone has been vaccinated and updated and boosted, etc., but this latest variant doesn't seems to be fazed by vaccine?  It's a puzzling virus? 

Stay well everyone!  I'm interested in hearing what you all will be doing tomorrow for Thanksgiving? 


I was sort of kind of clearing & cleaning up my room a little bit today and ran into a book a dear cousin sent me about my family lines back in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Included in said book was a very old groaner. Seems one of the younger (at that time) family members had shoved a privy off a cliff.  He got whipped, and cried in protest that George Washington had told the truth and missed a beating, but he had done the same and not escaped punishment.

"But George's father was not in the cherry tree when George cut it down", replied the father.


MaryPage.  :lol: 

Everyfriend:  :eat: Happy Thanksgiving. :pumpkinpie:


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




Hope everyone had a peaceful, Happy Thanksgiving, with their favorite foods, and football on TV if so inclined!


Like so very many others, I am rather frightened off by Artificial Intelligence.  I think of myself as rather kin to those bunnies who scatter out of the lawn when you appear and surprise them in the early mornings.

That being said, I have just learned of an intensely wonderful use for Chip's Echo  (He also owns an Alexis.  Why are there girl & boy Smarties?  I have no idea.)  Both were gifts to him from other people.

My idea of died & gone to Heaven is telling Echo to play DeBussy while Chip has the TV roaring away with all the annoying sounds of one sports event after another.  Baseball is so very much preferable to football and soccer and some others, as at least it has some long, quiet pauses.  But I'll tell you what:  Echo knows his Debussy, and it IS died and gone to Heaven!


Good Morning to everyone who looks in today!
Hoping you all had a nice Thanksgiving weekend?

Mary Page - I know nothing about Alexa and Siri and Echo, But if they play Debussy on demand, sounds like something I would like very much, and I plan to look into it?  We also had non-stop football going, off and on, all weekend. 

I liked watching the Dog Show on Thanksgiving Day, but other than that, I can't remember anything else of interest on TV?  Checking in on the News of course, and looks like some good things are finally starting to happen.

Tomereader (Joanne) - I thought about you and your football favorites.  Hope some or all of them were winners.  Also hope you had a nice dinner with your daughter?

Callie - Same with you and the two big Oklahoma schools?   Hope there's a Bowl game up ahead for you to look forward to? 

Jenny - You too!  I know you and Bob have lots of Colorado favorite teams - both Pro and College.

So, today is "Cyber Monday"!  🤔   I guess that means I'll be sitting here at the computer most of the day, scrolling through my favorite stores, as well as Amazon.  I do enjoy looking at the women's clothing stores like Talbots, Sundance and LLBean, for gifts for daughters, grands and dil.   The Vermont Country Store, has delicious looking food, and lots of unique items, so will give it a look too.


Hi Marilyne and all!  Yep, I did watch a lot of football.  It sounds silly, but I really can't remember who defeated who, and as far as "my" teams, I'm kind of vacillating this season. I do root for my Cowboys, and they are playing reasonably well. Hope that can carry over. Yesterday I was watching the Bills vs. the Eagles. I was so rooting for the Bills (I try never to cheer for Eagles, as they have been the downfall for the Cowboys for years). Anyway, the Bills lost in overtime in that pouring rain.  So, on to next week's games, LOL! Didn't get to have Thanksgiving with daughter.  She has other things going on so we'll do something later this week.  Hope you and AJ and family are doing well.That's about all my post for today.



Mary Page -  Your pictures are beautiful - both the young and the old!  You look fabulous right now, for age 94! 


Yes, MaryPage, you are lovely!  The youthful picture looks like someone who would have graced the cover of Look Magazine.


Y'all are my Besties.  Thank you for the highly undeserved compliments.


MARILYNE, as I said, we have (Chip owns them) two little balls of AI:  Echo, who we designate a him. and Alexis, we call a her.  The music is the thing that enchants me.  You can ask for ANYthing!  Your favorite composer or song.  You can ask for a particular recording!  You can hear it once, or tell your AI to repeat it indefinitely. I swear to you, Echo has NEVER failed to have, and have instantly, every music I have asked for!  Incredible, but true!  Yep, the music sells me on AI;  but it IS scary, is it not?  All the knowledge of the world available to us at any minute of any hour of every day.  They are saying it has the ability to take over and run this old planet.  Now THAT scares me!  Well, better heads than I now possess will have to tackle and solve THAT problem;  in the meanwhile, I will tap into the beautiful music.


Mary Page - Music (of all kinds) means a lot to me, and the idea of actually having it at my beck and call, seems too good to be true!  I can see that that's part of the controversy of AI . . . you can quickly become accepting and addicted to something that is beautiful and brings you pleasure.  But then, there's the dark side.  That's the side that is hard for me to comprehend.  I believe the USA and other Democracies will be prudent and do the right thing in the future  . . . but not the countries that are run by dictators!  I don't trust them one bit.  We'll be long gone before that happens, for which I'm grateful, but I do worry about my children and grandkids.    In the meantime, I want to enjoy the MUSIC, and will talk to my techie son about setting it up for me. 
Jenny - So sorry I didn't wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY yesterday!  I hope you had a nice day, spent with all of your loved ones.  Please come in and post here in B&T, and tell us about all the grandkids?

Joanne - You didn't mention the 49er's?  I'm thinking we will see them play in the Super Bowl this year?  What do you think?

MarGal - I haven't seen you posting here in a while.  What did you do for Thanksgiving this year?  Hope your sister was feeling well enough so you could go somewhere for a nice dinner?

Patricia - Thanks for posting all the photos of Mary Page, this past month.  I enjoyed looking at them, and I know everyone else did too. 

Callie - Hope your wrist  is healing, and that you'll be able to post more often in the near future?  I enjoy hearing about the movies and TV shows you watch, because it seem like we usually like the same things.  :thumbup:


Jenny, I was sorry to have missed your birthday and hope it was as enjoyable and delicious as it sounds. And that everything goes smoothly for you, medically.

Here is a belated birthday wish from me to you.



I never know whether to post here or on Soda Shoppe. Either one, I guess, doesn't make much difference. Anyhow, I've been fairly busy and next week will be even more so what with appointments and going over to Sue's to help with laundry and put out the trash for her. She is doing better, but is still being very careful. She does not have her appointment with the surgeon until the 12th. She is hoping that she will be allowed to drive the car, stop using the back brace, get signed up for some physical therapy and who knows what else. She discovered that she can get 14 days of free meals as part of her post surgery program so she signed up for that.

Thanksgiving was at Sue's house. Her friend Dody brought most of the meal; she is a registered dietitian and loves to cook. She always makes way too much food, so I got to take home some roast chicken, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. I declined the desserts (I took over Coconut Cream pie) and cole-slaw. Of course, that means Oscar got most of the chicken. He hasn't been eating very well again, and roasted chicken or turkey is guaranteed to be eaten.


I had a teaching moment today.  What I learned, and should have known intuitively: Never go to the Bank on a Friday, or the first day of the month (today was both)!  Lesson learned, now if my mental filing cabinet can retain it...


Marilyne, your 49'rs were awesome today.
 I'm so glad they whupped the Iggles.  I hate that the Cowboys are goint to have to play the Eagles again, they will be out for revenge!