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Happy Hour / Warning ....on recipe posted
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:59:50 PM »
Cannot remember who posted the recipe for oven baked okra not too long ago. I copied and pasted it to my recipe file and wondered when it said 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour to cook, if that was too hot and long.  -I checked mine after just 35 minutes and it was  a large cookie sheet of totally black burned up okra!!!! I had thought before I cooked it  that 400 degree oven for that long may be an error.....ha, I DO believe it is! Just thought I would warn.....

Happy Hour / Just a thought
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:52:18 PM »
It is just 6 more weeks til my Ole Miss Rebels kick the season off. Can someone please tell me where the time has gone? I read that time seems to drag for kids, because their metabolism is so fast, and inversely,time seems to fly for older adults because of their slower metabolism. I guess....all I know is that the past 5 yrs or so has been at lightening speed. To be honest, it is a little scary! At this rate I will be 95 by day after tomorrow....or so it will seem.

General Discussion / question about tomatoes
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:50:30 AM »
Do y'all pull the tomatoes off a very small(1ft or so) plant. I have 2 plants that produced one tomato each very early on, and the tomatoes have never ripened, and the plant are not growing  much at all. I started to pull the fruit off immediately but thought maybe I would wait and see, as I have read both pro and con on this. Have never had this happen before so was not sure.

Happy Hour / Just a thought.....
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:23:19 PM »
Our credit card was a call from Bank of America a few hours ago. Someone  in Texas tried to use it at a Dales(?). Thank heavens BOA felt it was suspicious($800) and denied the charge. They will ship us a new one tomorrow. We have another card, but we never use it.....and try not to use the main one much, except for gas. We 99% of the time pay cash or write checks. My brother has been hacked about 4 times in the past few yrs. People say we should go to a cashless, check-less society. The hacking these days has become epidemic....also I worry about computers going down,too. Without cash or checks (ha, or gold bars) what would we do??? Bartering is shaky because one may not have enough stuff that someone else would need or want to use. Ha, don't think that would work for a car payment, anyway! Mass chaos would ensue all because we decided to go cash free.....seems like that would be a terribly shaky decision for the world to make.

Recipes / Anyone have this recipe? Sweet (B&B) pickles
« on: June 01, 2018, 02:11:33 PM »
Back in the 70's my mother had a recipe that used those large jars of whole pickles you find in the grocery stores. She sliced those up and added cloves,etc to make the best B&B pickles you ever ate. Every yr at Christmas neighbors and friends( and mois) would beg her to make and give as gifts instead of anything else. I would sit and eat a ton of,so good! I have searched internet for this recipe that uses grocery store whole pickles to start with and can find nothing. Can anyone help???

Happy Hour / Question for y'all....Chromebook
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Does anyone use a Chromebook? If so are you pleased with it? After reading about all the world wide complaints against Microsoft's completely idiotic update faux pas, which crashed everyone's computers(including my own), I do believe I want nothing to do with them anymore.....especially since they have given no guarantee it won't happen again on the next update. My sister says as little as I do on the computer, I should be fine with a Chromebook. I just email, am on 2 forums, Facebook a little, 2 news sites, and Google information. I don't play games, watch movies or do anything creative . Just was wondering if anyone on here has used a Chromebook and thinks it is ok for my purposes.

Happy Hour / I'mback but still having computer problems
« on: May 26, 2018, 01:34:46 PM »
Boy, have I had problems!! I have Windows 10 on my computer. It said it needed to update last Monday so I clicked on ok. Well, the update wiped out my computer.....everything! Nothing in my pictures, videos, no documents,etc. They were completely deleted from my harddrive . The computer guy said he copied my hard drive and there was almost nothing on it.Just got it back from the guy and am still having to reload some stuff,etc. Actually , this forum does not pop up correctly ....doesn't give the various catagories,etc.  My sweet sister likes to do stuff on the computer so she will get me back totally up and running on Monday afternoon.For some reason I cannot get my mouse to work----have tried  everything. I HATE using the dumb scroll pad on the laptop.....feel like a big spastic on it!!!!! WORD OF WARNING TO ALL.....Microsoft has messed up big time with this major faux pas. The computer guy said he has been working on many computers with the same problem in the past week. Folks are hopping mad....including myself!! Hope this mess doesn't happen to any of y'all. 

Happy Hour / Dogwood question
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:42:11 PM »
My neighbor across the street has 3 white Dogwoods near the street in her yard. I have a pink Dogwood  near the street in my yard.  The craziest of her white Dogwoods has this year gotten a pinkish hue. This has never happened in all the many yrs our trees have been there. She has been teasing me saying my tree inpregnated hers with a pink baby gene! I read where a pink Dogwood can turn pale or white if not enough of an acidic soil but can find nothing anywhere on a white one turning pink. Amazingly, I saw this happening on another street here,too. I have lived here a pretty good while and have not seen this happen before. Does anyone know if this is something that can happen if a pink one is near a white one? We have tons of pink and tons of white Dogwoods in this area, and this is a first for me! Maybe I have just not been as observant as I think I am, but knowing me, I would have noticed this if it had ever occurred before.

Tools and Equipment / Any recommendations?
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:13:41 PM »
Wondering if anyone could recommend an internet site where I could order DECENT tomato cages. I have a few very old ones that are tall enough and have lasted yrs, but the newer ones I have purchased in the box stores came apart in a yr or 2 and weren't that functional to begin with. THIS yr the only ones I can find look like they would be barely big enough for a pepper plant. I have to go online, I guess, and try to find some suitable ones----is that crazy? What is so difficult about tomato cages that one cannot find a decent one in 2 cities here? Does anyone know of a site where I can order suitable ones like there were maybe 6 or 7+ yrs ago?  Hopefully, not for an arm and a leg,tho I know they will cost some more.

Happy Hour / You want a hard job???
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:36:36 PM »
Try finding someone to help a homeless 80 yr old woman, if you want a really hard job. Every place gives you another place to call. Then when you think you have finally found the right one all you get is a recording----leave a desperate message, and no one returns your call. It is a long story as to how I have become involved in this....I have never even laid eyes on the poor woman. Boy, if one is a stray dog or a family with kids, everyone is busting to help....but, the elderly, not so much. What is wrong in this country??????????????

Tools and Equipment / Long life tiller
« on: March 26, 2018, 01:19:08 PM »
Talked to a man shopping at a garden center. We were commiserating about the cool,rainy weather that we cannot get rid of. Somehow the conversation went to tillers----of which I know nothing about , since I do "no-till" gardening. He said he had bought a tiller in 1980, and he had never once had any problem with it. He said it was a BCS tiller. Said it cranks right up and goes to work every yr.....since 1980. From what I hear from friends about some tillers, I think that is quite remarkable. Was wondering if it is still a good brand? I asked him, and he said he did not know, because he had never had to buy a new one. Amazing!

Hey, Gopherbroke..wanted an update on how you are feeling, treatment,etc. Know the weather is not good for getting outside much up there, as we are hours south of you and not good either right now. I absolutely cannot find the original post about your cancer, is probably staring me right in the face as I search but got tired of looking so started a new one. Hope things are going ok!!

General Discussion / Boy, this 81 yr old moves around like a kid!!!
« on: March 16, 2018, 07:55:21 PM »

Happy Hour / Time change
« on: March 13, 2018, 05:08:57 AM »
For the first time in my life, the Daylight Savings time change has really messed up my sleep. I usually try to go to sleep by 11pm or so. Sunday night I could not fall to sleep til 3:30am. Today.. I fell asleep last night at 11:30pm ,woke up a little before 2am and have been up ever since. Going to be a very long day!!!!! Have never had it affect me like this before. I love the later sunlight,though. Was wondering if it has messed any of you up,too????

General Discussion / Interesting man----a real treasure!!
« on: March 05, 2018, 09:01:16 PM »
The man, John Coykendall, is the Master Gardner at the Blackberry Inn, which is just a stones' throw over the small mtn behind my house. He lives here in Tn, but many in Louisiana know who he is. A real treasure----need as as many like him as we can get!!                                                                                                                                                 

Happy Hour / Why does this keep happening?
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:54:17 PM »
I just heard about the shooting at the Florida school. Am I wrong in thinking many safety features are in place now in schools.....or have schools just not put the safety measures in place? Weren't all outside doors to be locked and everyone checked who was not a student -----and whatever happened to the metal detectors? I realize that this is a pain, but the shootings just keep on happening. The shooter today was an ex-student. How did he get in and did no one check him and wonder what reason he had to be there? Of course I am a proponent of home schooling----better education, generally, and no communist propaganda is a huge plus in my opinion. BUT...the schools need to do a much better job in protecting the hard can it be?? We are talking mostly teenagers who do the shootings. Are they telling me that all the "brilliant" teachers and local govt officials cannot not thwart a single messed up kid?? Give me a break!!

Happy Hour / Has anyone tried this home remedy?
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:59:47 AM »
Has anyone ever tried this "cure"? My sister has heel pain. She won't try what I used to treat mine years ago, which worked in 5 or 6 days, because she said it hurt too bad. I used  a form of Trigger Point therapy.   I subscribe to this site, and this popped up on it this morning. Seems a little far fetched , but who knows?

Happy Hour / Should I have him committed?
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:43:24 AM »
I never get out in inclimate weather, but Bobby has no qualms about it. Our driveway is fairly steeply inclined and when icy, I am afraid I cannot drive up it. Bobby,on the other hand, backs right across the street a little ways into the neighbors driveway to get a running start and comes flying up our driveway slipping and sliding every which a way and miraculously somehow manages to get straightened out at the last minute, and slips his car closely into the garage right next to mine!!! He has done this for 23 years. He is 71 now, and I assume his accuracy may fail with age, but he shows no signs of changing his ways. Do you think a sympathetic Judge could help me out with his committal?

Happy Hour / Game tonight
« on: January 08, 2018, 12:10:35 PM »
Will be pulling for Bama, because I have a brother who graduated from there. Actually, I could just as easily pull for Georgia, because I just love Chubb, and Sony Michel. Either way, it is a proud day for the SEC. My sister will come watch and eat with us---my brother who lives here is still down with the cough and cold so said he definitely would not bring his germs over here. Ha, I would bar him at the door, if he did!

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