Coffee & Conversations

Hosted by Maggie M
Group active since Fri, Apr 11, 2014

Coffee and conversations where we talk amongst ourselves about anything except for politics and pornography.

Are you annoyed at something .. need to get it off of your chest .. this is the place.

Do you just want to chat about something fun .. this is the place.

Do you have something off the wall you want to talk about .. this is the place.

Come on in, grab a drink, pull up a chair and chat away .. we are here to just listen, participate or to help if you want it.

We aren't here to solve world problems but you never know, we just may stumble onto something !

Please be nice and respectful.

Do not come into this group with a hidden agenda because we will not tolerate bullies or posers.

Nothing political ... it never ends well.

There is a wonderful group already established where you are welcome to share any and all of your political cartoons or complaints and everyone is welcome to join God, Guns, and Constitution which is located at this link -

Thanks for understanding !

Maggie M
11 hours ago

Summertime Drive In Movies

I just saw this article and thought it was a great idea. For just the 2 of us it's a bit on the pricey side, but for a family the price is probably a good one.

Some Fun Summer News: Walmart Is Turning 160 Parking Lots Into Drive-In Theaters

Amid movie theater closures and delayed release dates, an alternative option has emerged from an unexpected partnership. Walmart and Tribeca Enterprises, the media organization responsible for the famed Tribeca Film Festival, recently announced a plan to bring a contact-free drive-in theater experience to 160 Walmart parking lots across the nation from July through October.

The drive-in program will be offered to select cities first before being rolled out nationwide. Kicking off on July 2, screenings will be hosted in Arlington, TX; Pasadena, CA; Nassau County, NY; and Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NY.

Then, in August, the experience will be brought to additional cities. Walmart has yet to specify which cities, but it has created a special website that interested parties can monitor for updates and announcements closer to the start date.

The movie schedule includes nostalgic classics like Space Jam and Back to the Future, as well as newer releases like Wonder Woman and Creed.

The price per vehicle is typically $26 ($35 for double features), but some screenings are free to honor essential workers.

Concessions will be available, and Walmart will also allow for other movie-watching accoutrements to be ordered in advance and picked up curbside at its many stores.

"Summer hasn't really felt like summer yet, and I know I hear every day, 'Mom, I'm bored!'" said Walmart Chief Customer Officer Janey Whiteside in a press statement. "Through our digital means and vast footprint of stores, we're hoping to bring some summer fun to families across the country."

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Maggie M
22 hours ago

Chocolate Creations

One thing I've always thought would be fun to do is learn to be a pastry chef.

They can create such spectacular things from the simplest of items.

I would not be a good pastry chef .. I would eat my work LOL

I've never been to a chocolate or sugar show but I would love to go to one.

We have a member here - Straws Kitchen who has a cousin who is a remarkable pastry chef.

Her name is Glenna Artripe and she has been a pastry chef for many years. She had her own shop in 1987 called Sweet Celebrations and has steadily moved up and honed her skills since then.

She has participated in some pretty impressive events showcasing chocolate creations.

Check out some of her work.

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Maggie M
Thursday at 6:53 AM

Build 'Em !

What would you do to these to make them perfectly delicious?

The only rule is that they must be cooked on the BBQ Grill .. everything else is now up to you !

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Maggie M
Wednesday at 7:31 AM

Happy July !

Wow .. even with all the problems 2020 has brought to us, this year is going by quickly.

Do you realize we are only 176 days away from Christmas already ?

Happy July everyone :)

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Maggie M
Tuesday at 7:59 AM

Cycling Without Age

I love this program and I am so happy to see it still going strong and expanding !

Started in 2012 in Denmark by a young man who biked to work daily.

On his bike route he always saw a gentleman from the local nursing home sitting on a bench enjoying the sunshine.

He thought how wonderful it would be if seniors could get out and enjoy the sites and sounds beyond the 4 walls they were surrounded by.

And so he began Cycling Without Age.

It has expanded and is worldwide now ... what a great thing this young man has created. Just think about how much fun these senior citizen are having .. just wonderful !

There are now 66 chapters in the United States !

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Maggie M
Monday at 6:55 AM

Happy New Week !

Good morning everyone .. I hope you had a spectacular weekend.

I ran across this article and thought it would be fun to share.

Giant Straw Animals Invade Japanese Fields After Rice Harvest

Maggie M
Saturday at 6:25 AM

Orphan Train Children

Orphan Train Children - Being Adopted or Used As Slaves

Here is a bit of history I was unaware of until yesterday.

It started in the 1830’s in New York City, because there were a lot of children homeless on the streets, and no place for them to go.

The Children’s Aid Society began as a kind of boarding school for orphans and homeless children, but soon they could not handle the number of children coming through, so they devised the idea of shipping them out to the Midwest to be adopted by farm families, who needed more workers on their farms.

Unfortunately, there were no background checks , or checks of any kind done on the prospective adoptive parents, and the children were paraded around on a stage while people looked them over just like they would have done at a slave market.

Most of the children that were sent on the orphan trains were white children, and were of all ages, from babies through teenagers.

They were supposed to be treated like a family member, but often, they just became cheap labor , with no way of escaping to something better.

For almost 100 years of our American history, these children were sent out alone by trains, until our mission and orphanages changed their strategy of dealing with homeless children.

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Maggie M
Friday, Jun 26 at 7:32 AM

Hey It's Friday !

It won't be much longer and the weekend will be here !

It is supposed to be about 84 today but cloudy and humid .. hopefully tomorrow will be better.

We are going to grill something for dinner today .. not sure yet what it will be other than delicious :)

The lightning bugs are finally out so I am looking forward to seeing a great display tonight after the humidity !

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