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Happy Hour / Re: Sears is about gone
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:57:53 PM »
Judy....we had a Sterlings downtown in Greenville....used to love to go in there and get hot cashews. My grandmother always took us in there for some, when she was shopping all around downtown. Downtown was the place to malls back then.

 I remember the stein mart back then in Greenville - wasn't it near the river downtown ?  - nothing like the ones today- My aunt and Mama would go there to buy material. haha I remember the floor was unlevel and Mama left me in the buggy seat as she picked something up. Well the buggy started rolling and rolling and I got so scared .. haha  .. I cried and cried..  but mama rescued me.  :)  yea, I remember that silly time (with much love) .  judy

Happy Hour / Re: Sears is about gone
« on: January 05, 2019, 08:52:13 PM »
When I was a 5 & 10 asst. mgr. there was a policy for the candy dept. stop short on the scales then add , never take any candy or nuts off the scales if you're over sack it & hand to the customer.
Monroe, Hearing that made me miss the "good ole days" even more.. That's the way it should still be ... but it's not - in most cases that I've witnessed.

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:04:41 PM »
Maggie and Rabbitproof, Ya'll are right for sure !  I think that tree  is out of my hands because it's way down there and the water is so deep and then when it wont be this summer, I know what will be curled up in all that debris washed around it    :-\  ... The weather today was gorgeous  here too. and 4 more days of it,  at least. :)    judy

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:15:20 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the sun for a few days !  Lots of repair to be done on the farm. The canal that cuts thru the bil property is claiming trees as the banks wash out. This is a huge tree that fell in yesterday and took part of the fence with it. It will cause even more bank collapses as the water is blocked by it and it will find another passage... much to do at some point..anyways,  I was able to get the electric fence back up and connected- this part of the fence carried the voltage to the bull pasture a mile down the road so it was a necessity to have it up.. The bulls had already found out their fence wasn't "hot" and were climbing thru theirs.. I had to get this fixed and no time to go for supplies at the barn.... A real miracle:: I had about 2 extra inches of  feeder wire left after I rigged it up to keep those bulls in. I took my hat off right there in the rain and gave Thanks for those 2 inches .    judy

General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:38:18 PM »
Much like Double B's  weather  here. I used  a sorting stick to help me stay upright when working with the cows . There's no dry place  for them to lay down - alls either boggy or holding water. I still hear it coming down..  Ya'll stay dry if possible- lots of colds/flu going around.

Happy Hour / Re: Sears is about gone
« on: January 02, 2019, 08:58:43 PM »
 Wow Rabbitproof !! That was a race to remember !!  After you healed, do you or others remember being able to buy hot cashews for  a nickel or a quarter- from a  lighted case there ? The staffer would use a little scoop and put  them in a small bag.. This was back in the good old days of course. You could also get them at Sterlings  ( a little 5 and 10) in Hamburg AR .

Happy Hour / Re: Sears is about gone
« on: December 30, 2018, 09:52:06 PM »
  I agree it's sad. I remember the old days and the eagerness of checking the mailbox for the  "wish book".   Wasn't it fun  ya'll ...  and how tattered it became as the days went..  and  then ya'll remember the song in the 70's .. I believe it was called something like "the man on page  602" ?   
Yes anything could be found in the Sears catalog...
  Poor, lax  management was also a  nail in the coffin.. I've mentioned it before  on the forum about how Sis and I went to buy a room a/c for our parents.. the computer showed 3 in the sears stockroom but when we went to load up they were gone... too much going out the back door...   the store was closed a couple of years later- the big Sears in Jackson MS was no more as of then... One thing I 'll always remember about the saleswoman  (on the air conditioner "purchase") her fingernails were so long that they curled on the ends ... very long- like many inches.. I always wondered how she did basic functions..but she typed on the cash register with her knuckles....

Happy Hour / Re: show win
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:04:55 PM »
 That is great !  God Bless Ya'll  each day!!

Livestock / Re: Couple of cute Sheep pictures
« on: December 15, 2018, 04:41:24 PM »
They are so pretty Mike.   :) :)

Happy Hour / Re: She made us proud
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:57:00 PM »
That's great  Monroe . It sounds like she takes after her Aunt Jewel. :)

General Discussion / Re: Please send Drake a card:....his time is short
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:33:31 AM »
On the way.

Happy Hour / Re: A photo I've never seen
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:58:09 PM »
 Hi Monroe, that is really neat !! Maybe the person that wrote the names on the back of the picture wrote them in the order of  them standing ?  but again then, it could be they are always called  in that order..  They do look mischievous  don't they :)  haha

General Discussion / Re: Asian lady bugs
« on: December 01, 2018, 09:47:44 PM »
I don't know how they can manage it, but those critters manage to get into  a few  picture frames ( between the glass and the prints) we have hanging on the walls. They come in the house everytime we open a door. Drives me buggy .. ha !

Happy Hour / Re: Joke for today--keep it clean.
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:43:47 PM »

Happy Hour / Re: show win
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:09:36 PM »
That's wonderful news ! Ya'll will have a great Thanks giving I'm sure -  even down there.  :)

Happy Hour / Re: show win
« on: November 19, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
Prayers being sent Tazzy. Blessings to ya'll and pray the Good Lord guide the surgeon's hands. 

Happy Hour / Re: found a memory in the travel trailer
« on: November 17, 2018, 09:02:20 AM »
:) :) It sounds like wonderful memories . I don't know how to do it Monroe but there's a way to put  old pictures on a dvd and have them loop ( with or without your favorite songs)  on the dvd player or else put on a memory card and put on one of those moving picture frames.  I think it would involve scanning them and using a computer to put them on a dvd and add music .  judy

Happy Hour / Re: A Chicken Story--They are not Dumb
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:33:34 PM »
That is a feel good story Ben . :) thank you so much !!  When I was a little girl,there was a special place in Hot Springs Ark that had chickens that would play a tune with their beaks  on a little kid  super  mini piano - really doll sized . (do ya;ll remember those?)  If I remember right ,they could play shave and a haircut six bits.  :)   thank you for spurring that happy memory and your neatfriend's story.   judy

Livestock / Re: Another twin calf
« on: November 13, 2018, 06:25:25 PM »
 Well, we had to deliver a calf (deceased) today for the first time in a couple of years. We used to have to do that several times each season (with good results) but since we are using selected bulls with low birthweight scores, it is a rarity  now out of over 150 calves born.
This was a huge calf though and weighed over 90 lbs from a first time heifer- and to top it off, one leg was turned back. Bil was here today so he was able to get the leg rightly positioned. very hard  and tough to do  because room " in there" was so very tight. After realizing the calf was lost, we just tried to help the cow get it out  ...we tried for 2 hours from ( start to finish) and were exhausted but had to try first without the  ratcheting jack  .  We prefer to deliver the normal way using human strength to pull with but this was to no avail so I had to find the calf delivery  jack in the tack room - that was the only way it was going to come out. (bil also had to make a little bigger opening surgically.)  Finally the calf came out and the cow will be ok  in a few days. Very tiring day - We didn't know it was going to be a high of 37 - thought the 40's.. tomorrow it is a high of 36 .. wow.. good bye tomatoes - low of 24 tomorrow :(  ... fed and tagged new calves this afternoon like everyday  - extra feed when this cold- for a high any ways.

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Happy Hour / Re: Got any interesting news?
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:42:12 AM »
That's a great idea Mr Horse ! My sis and I  are doing that - even us oldsters may find this necessary in this crazy world- Such as  a home invasion or car jacking and you somehow are able to answer your phone in front of the evil ones?  Drop the code word  to acknowledge you need help. (if the call is from someone in the know)

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