October 25, 2005 - Msg 31097: romeena- in the spring can the plum play with me? i'll bring carrots and he can try and trick me out of them. ha. pappa bear

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31098: Wow pappabear, nice sweep! You musta used them big paws of yourn! The Porch looks real nice.
"Just them good ole boys, never meanin' no harm..."oops, wrong briscoe role! haha
I can play a pretty good jug, but nothin like Briscoe up in the motel room where he says he can make it sound like a banjo, bass etc. ahah
To Andy when Charlene takes to 'im: Your words say no but your EYES say yes!" (Ah, us men got them roamin' eyes!)
We could play Slimey River Bottom, and make it purdy on the way to the lake.
KYGIRL- I will email you.
Mayyberry girl-- good to see you again and that youre keepin' pappa awake!
Prayers continue for Mrs Wiley, Boo's family, Romeena, Mavis, Rev Jr, Alyce,and others ailing.
God bless.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31099: MD, spot, etc, Race Chase continues in ATLANTA this weekend, plus, will the PINK SOX do it?
(That darn laundry washed the red sox and the white sox together again!) ha

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31100: Oh, one more thing...Floyd re-did the homepage!

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31101: MDC ..Chase is getting interesting,tempers are flaring ,good PR for NASCAR

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31102: Well, he sure did! Looks great, Floyd! Thanks!

Pappa bear, the Plum would be delighted to come play with you, but you have to be a bit careful with her, she's a delicate little girl furkid, you know. If you want to see what she looks like, go to www.romeena.myphotoalbum.com. There are several pictures of her there, along with some of the other family furkids.

Well, I go to the doctor in the morning. You all please be praying that he'll let me off these dratted crutches. I just hate the things, and do so want to get out in my yard and do a few things. Won't be able to do a lot, but I can at least prune a few roses, put out critter feed and fill birdbaths. It's hard to do those things balanced on crutches! Works a little better from the walker, but still not very comfortable.

My friend took me to the grocery store today, and I used one of those drive-em carts! Woohoo! What fun! I was the terror of the store. Ran headlong into a stack of bottled water once, nearly backed over a lady, stopped short in front of my friend and she nearly fell over me and the cart. It's a wonder they didn't throw me out of the store. My friend and I were laughing so hard I think the store people thought we were crazy and were afraid to approach us! Still, as long as I had money to pay for the groceries, they probably didn't mind too much. Anyway, we had fun.

Well, I think I feel a nap coming on. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31103: Hey to the PORCH...good to see everybody!

MDC...those Sox are gonna 'git er done' I think! Pappa...it's cold and wet here in Chicager...don't like it.

Hey to everybody...Mayberry Girl...good to see you again. I 'friended' you today (Hillbillyshoes)

Heard the story today where the salesman is calling on the phone, and this little kid answers and in a whisper says "hello", the man say "hello, is your mom there", still whispering the kid says "she's busy". The caller asks "is your dad there", again in a whisper the kid says "he's busy". The caller was gettin a little put off...and say "well, is there anyone else there". The little one again whispers
"yes...the police are here". Now the caller is concerned and says "are you ok? what are the police doing there with your mom and dad"? The little boy whispers "lookin fer me!" :-)

Ya'll be good...


October 25, 2005 - Msg 31104: Romeena, the Gilley Walker of the grocery store!

Hope you get off of those crutches so you can get outdoors and tend to your yard.Let us know what the doctor says,ok?

Hey to all the Porchsters! Front page is nice,real nice,Floyd!

possum under a rock

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31105: Speed speed speeed, that's Romeena!
Should be a good game tonight. The sports headline in our towns paper, "Houston, we have a problem!"
I'll run down to the gas station and get us all a bottle of pop, then we can rock and listen to the game like we used to in the old days, on the RADIO! I remember in grade school someone would always bring a radio when they were day games and we'd listen at recess. Dizzy Dean, Peewee Reese, and other great announcers... "He 'slud' into third" etc.
Well, all have a super evening!
Fred Goss "It pays to look your best"

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31106: Race in atlanta...gona read ....been cleaning out the basement today...took 2 loads to the dump....lets have some chips and salsa during the game....back in a bit..hey mdc,goober,floyd,possum,pappa...gona carve jack-o-laners friday with the kids....SPOT

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31107: MDC,I don't know if I posted my new e-mail address,it is isabelle6446@earthlink.net.Nice to see you Mayberry girl,learning therapeutic massage sounds interesting.I have a friend who does therapeutic massage for the feet.She is always busy.Alot of her business is house calls for older people.OK,I'll go to the Remshaw house but,I'm not gonna be the first one to go in.And,I'm not gonna carry a flashlight I might drop it.I'm wearing one of those headlamps,so,if I have to run,my hands are free and I don't have to worry about dropping my flashlight!-ky girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31108: Fred Goss,I remember listening to the kentucky wildcats on the radio with one of my uncles.I sure miss sitting on the front porch with him.hey ya'll,I read this in backwoods home magazine ,and,I thought it was cute and just wanted to pass it along to you.It's called",Guide to life"-Never squat with yer spurs on,There's two theories to arguin with a woman;neither one works,Don't worry about bitin off more than you can chew,your mouth is probably a whole lot biggr than you think,if you get to thinkin you are a person of some influence,try orderin somebody elses dog around,never smack a man whos chewin tobacco,it don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep,never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut,good judgement comes from experience,and alot of that comes from bad judgement,always drink upstream from the herd,lettin the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin it back in,and,finally never miss a good chance to shut up,I got a laugh out of it and thought maybe you all would too-ky girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31109: spot,you snuck in there on me,those chips and salsa sound good,I'll bring some cold pepsi-ky girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31110: ky cold something.........well [adult drink]...naw pepsi will be fine....tied up sox and astros...in the 9th..SPOT

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31111: Add this one to your list, ky girl. "When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to quit digging." Sure wish I could remember that.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31112: Hey Ro and Plum!....baseball is on...my braves did not make it again but my Ga Bulldogs are gona..!SPOT

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31113: Good mornin all! Love those quotes ky girl!
Hope your visit to the Dr. goes well ro!
Lookes like the Sox about have it wrapped up!
Chilly here in SC this am-40 degrees!
Gonna atart moving some corn outta the bins this am to the feed mill!
Start plantin wheat next week and cutting beans then too i hope, still busy here down on the farm!
Gettin ready for our Remshaw party and lake party! Hope nobody is allergic to the hay, I'll have the Zyrtec ready!!
Hey, Fred, I remeber listening to the world series at recess too with my small portable radio and getting caught in class listening too!! days to remember!!
Back to the plowin-quiet Sam!

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31114: Hey Folks,
Glad you like the new design of the Mayberry.com site. I'm trying to get all the pages formated the same so the site will be consistant. It'll take a little time to get the whole site done but progress is being made.

I would be interested if anybody is using Web TV that they tell me how the site looks to them. I'm using more modern versions of coding and I know that the old Netscape 4.0 version makes the site look not too good.

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31115: cutting beans?....help me on that one sam...SPOT

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31116: My guess Spot is that cutting beans may be the same thing as combining them. . .am I right Sam?

Love the new update Floyd. . .you are just the cat's meow!!


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31117: let's wake up granfather clock- one two three... prayers for the florida folks. i saw where tallahass was 35 and no power, i thought about the song tallahasse lassie and wondered if she was a swinging? here is the site my grandson found where you can zoom into a house. 1. www.google.com 2. group click off to right more bottom google tools 3. says earth it's the 4th one and looks like a marble, click on, type an address . i don't thimk we're in kansas no more toto. pappa

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31118: goober- what a game last night 14 innings. to early to celebrate yet remember last year when yankees were wasy up and red sox got hot and won it. if the sox when it first time since 1917 that means about 90 years till the next one, our eyesight might be a little dim by then, don't you think? homemaker- your right cutting beans is the same as combining, however different parts of the country has different words. also some folks say cutting beans while using the old method of harvest. pray the farmers have enough diseal because of the national shortage even truckers are hurting. good morning floyd, great seeing you . don't worry it takes awhile for those new fangled gadgets to work the bugs out. prayers for you and yours. quiet sam- that brings back memories listening to the world seies on pocket radio. it was never a matter who was going to be in the seies from the start of the year- just who was going to outlast the other one. dodgers or yankees and those school side bets small as they were . they talk about the 1917 white sox throwing the worls seie but back then they had to buy there uniforms, equipment and pay there way to out of town games. meanwhile being paid less than expeses. spot= go bull dogs.ky girl- where an you get a subscription to that magazine? sounds like a great one.rommeena- prayers for you and plum. can you see all of us in motorized wheel chairs in a store or nursing home at the same time? mayberry deputy- nascar is starting to lose some of it;s charm since all these new rules went in to effect, sadly it wasn't broken until the powers to be got ahold of it. hope i caught everyone, sending my best to everyone, going to be a busy 10 days so your mayor will stop by when he can. pappa(the mayor) bear.

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31119: question; when bears hybrinate all winter, do they go to the bathroom? just curious. well boo-boo we'll sweep down on the picnicers and get some picnic baskets and go back to sleep. yogi i don't think the ranger is going to like it. we're smarter than the average bear,bii- boo. hadn't thought of that show in a while. any favorite yogi stunts you remember? pappa

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31120: 'Mornin', dears! I just got back from the doctor, he said my knee looks great. Took the staples out, much more comfortable without them pulling on the skin. He was impressed with the degree of flexion I've reached, and says I can start weaning off the crutches. Still have to use them when walking any distance, but for just around in the house, I can leave them, as long as I'm near something to hold onto. That's easy! Also, I can drive now.

Beautiful day here today, just lovely. Clear, cool and breezy. I never saw so many busy little squirrels in all my life. They're everywhere! Sure do wish they'd stay out of the streets, though. I saw a couple that didn't make it. Just makes me feel bad all over when I see that, and if I ever hit one myself, I think I'd just collapse.

Well, gotta run. Everyone have a great day! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31121: Loved those words of wisdom, ky girl! Funny, and alot of good advice.

That's a good question about the bears going to the bathroom during hibernation, pappa. How DO they bear it!;)

-Sterling Holobyte

Romeena, prayers for the man. Thanks for passing that on. I'm sure he needs it, especially now.

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31122: Good deal Romeena. Sounds like your on the mend. Just don't over do it now, like Aunt Bee with her back.
Good to see you back Rev and Mayberry Girl. And you Sterling, nice to see you posting.
Anyone doing anything special for lunch today? I'm starved!


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31123: Hoagies here today Asa. (Heroes, subs, etc,) all loaded up like a dagwood!
More later.

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31124: Yes, I'm doing something special for lunch today, Asa. My son gets off school at 12 on Wednsdays and I am taking him and Baby Girl on a picnic at the park. Just gonna pick up burgers or something (probably from Sonic). You are welcome to join us. The weather is just beautiful here today...sunny and in the 60's right now.

Ro, I just hate to see squirrels killed, too. You remeinded me of something kind of humorous, though. I have a nephew named Matt that is 26. Well, he was always an extremely sensitive child when it came to animals...he wouldn't kill a fly. When he was 15 and just got his driver's permit, I went out with him on the country roads to let him drive. We were going about 30mph when a squirrel dashed into the street from my direction. Before I could say anything, "thump", it was too late for the poor thing. Matt didn't know what happened and asked, "What was that". I told him, "Aw' nothing...". He bought it...hated to lie but I knew he would be devastated! By the way, I looked at the pictures on your online photo album...loved the squirrels in love...also loved Sugarplum's straw hat.

Speaking of animals, did any of you read the article in October's Reader's Digest about animal heroes? Really neat..one lady fell in a pothole while running with her Black lab and when she called for help, nobody heard her. She told her lab, "Home!" and the dog drug her all the way home...I expect she was really trying to tell him to GO home and get help (like Lassie does) but the dog sort of misunderstood, heehee...oh well, he got the job done.

Better go...gotta pick up my son from school...ps-for those praying for Sean, he made the A Honor role again and his Tourette symptoms have subsided (almost gone right now). Thanks so much for the prayers!


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31125: Oh Hey there, MDC...you can come on our picnic, too...bring the Hoagies..


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31126: Boo, that was a very kind thing you did for your nephew. I'm sure he would have been heartbroken. Someone helped me once, too. I was driving home one afternoon, driving my husband's pickup on a rather bumpy road near my house. Suddenly, a squirrel ran from beneath some bushes, right in front of the truck. I didn't even have a chance to get my foot on the brake. I felt several bumps, and just knew I had hit him. I drove on about a block, and pulled over because I couldn't see through the tears. A young man in a little red sports car pulled right up beside me and called to me. He said, "Lady, it's okay! You didn't hit him! I was right behind you and saw it all. He ran under the truck, out one side and right up a tree." I wanted to just kiss that young man! I would have grieved for days. The little squirrels are so small and innocent and I just can't stand to see them hurt. Anyway, I thought it was very kind and thoughtful of that young man to stop and reassure me.

My son threw an early, semi-rural paper route for a while, and around dawn one morning, a little bunny ran under his jeep, and he hit him. Horrified, he stopped and picked the little creature up. It was still alive, so he wrapped it in a towel, finished his route quickly and drove back to town to the 24-hr animal ER. By the time he got there, the little bunny was looking a bit better, but they checked him out anyway. The vet said he thought he was just shaken and in shock, and gave him an injection of something to stabilize him. By then the sun was up, the chill was leaving, and my son drove the bunny back out to the exact spot where he had hit him. He put him on the ground, the bunny sat there for a minute, then just hopped off into the grass at the roadside, apparently okay. I've always loved my son, of course, but never more than on the day he invested $100 and half a tank of gas on a little wild bunny he thought he had injured. Peaceable Kingdom, indeed.

Well, off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31127: Afternoon all, Homemaker ,you're right. Cutting beans is the same as combining them,different ways of saying things I guess! WE checked some today but they aren't dry enough to harvest yet. another week or so! glad you're doing better Ro,just don't try to over do it!! Glad your son is better Boo!
Ya'll have a good one and I'll catch up with you later.Quiet Sam!

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31128: Will the Sox do it tonight???

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31129: Pappa,ya got to say pic-i-nic to be official yogi!
Ro, boo , the squirrils will come right up to you at the grand canyon. They are so used to all the people around. The cutest things like Chip and Dale. (I always thought that was a good use of play on words)
QUIET sam, I hope cutting beans is not the same as "cutting cheese!" haha
Sterling- how's it going?
Spot, get the turkey fryer ready for the party at Meyers lake.
Prayers continue for troops, kevin, pochers,
families and all.

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31130: "Pochers??" sorry that's "Porchsters!" mdc

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31131: Pappa, message for you on the Rifleman site. mdc
alias Wyatt Earp
(remember "Alias Smith and Jones?")

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31132: Hey gang!...gosh went fishing today and had some pretty good luck...[cath and release]..hooked about a 5 lb large mouth...bunch of brim and crappy...tonight its [for a snack during the game]ham and cheese sandwiches...cut in those little triangles....ya know the ones...hee hee..balance that cup on yer knee!...hey pappa,mdc,hm,boo [prayers for sean],ro,sterling,ky girl,sam...and all ...signed:SPOT the"planted rye grass today] dog of this here fine porch..ruff ruff

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31133: thats "catch"...sorry

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31134: Wow, that's awesome about your son, Ro. He sounds like he could be a member of my family, too. He is the way he is because he saw you live out kindness toward animals, I'll bet. My mom has an extrememly soft heart for animals and we watched her rescue and help them as we grew up, now my sister and I are the same way and I wouldn't change a thing. At one time I even had a seagull named Fred in my garage all weekend until I could get him to a vet that was licensed to care for state-protected animals. I found 2 injured seagulls that month, in fact. One I rescued from a group of mean little boys who where chasing it after giving it a broken wing. Sometimes its expensive and frustrating to go out of your way to help but at the times I have done it, I don't know how to explain it but I just knew it was what God wanted me to do....guess it goes back to Adam. It has been a trial living with my parents because they live out of town in a small town and I have found several animals in need in the last year. A couple of months ago this yellow lab female started hanging around looking for food and she was obviously starved. Her owners lived across the street and had 3 other dogs in about the same condition. I went to talk to them first and got nowhere so I called animal control because one of the little dogs had been injured and besides being skin and bones, he could only drag his back legs across the ground. Then I noticed that the yellow lab was probably pregnant so I loaded up all of them at once and my sister and I took them to a shelter that tries to place dogs in good homes. Its always something around here, now we have the goats and pigs in the yard...hope the owner keeps feeding them because I aready have his black Lab that he didn't feed.

Sorry, didn't mean to write a novel.

Thanks Quiet Sam! We are so proud of Sean and so thankful to God for his progress.

Hey, MDC, guess you are watching baseball about now. Hope your team wins (I think--is there a Texas team playing?...).

I'll sign off with a nice story....my 4 yr old Baby Girl who can be so darned ornery came up to me this morning and said, "You just don't know how much I love you. I love you so much". I was really surprised because she is not at all the "mushy" type. God bless our little ones.

Have a wonderful night and day tommorow,


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31135: Oh hey Spot, didn't see you there. Hope you have a nice evening,


October 26, 2005 - Msg 31136: you too Boo....im gona go to bed....got to get up early for a change...8 to 4 tomorrow...God Bless all and good night!...SPOT

October 26, 2005 - Msg 31137: Compassion for animals does run in the family, I guess, Boo. My husband had a soft spot for them, too. My oldest son, who lives on a private lake in Florida, is just like his brother. I once saw him go roaring away from his dock on a Seadoo, then stop short, turn around and come back to the dock, very slowly. He drove the craft right up into the shoreline, and shooed away a little green sucker-foot frog that was riding on the nose. Said he didn't want it to jump off out in the lake and become fish or turtle food, so he brought it back to shore. Those little frogs really aren't aquatic, and apparently had hopped onto the Seadoo from the dock. Anyway, I was proud of my son for having pity on the little thing.

I'll bet your heart just melted when Erin said that to you. She's such a cute little thing. I'm so happy to hear that Sean is enjoying a "reprieve" right now. Let's pray it's permanent.

Well, I think I'll take my beat-up knee to bed. Have been on it all day, fairly swollen right now, but it's doing so much better than I expected at this stage of the game.

Have a lovely day tomorrow, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31138: MDC,I sent out an e-mail to you,please let me know if you receive it.I usually don't write e-mails,and since I have a new server and new mailbox set-up,I'm not sure if I sent it right.Prayers for everyone on the porch,gonna get a few things done while the kids are sleeping.seems I never run out of laundry to do-ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31139: Boo,so glad to hear Sean is doing good!-ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31140: I just read that the sox won on my msn homepage,congratulations to all the sox fans!-ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31141: wow what a week this has and is. i'm glad the sox won BUT LET'S NOT FORGET THE GREAT GAMES THE HOUSTON ASTRO'S HAD ALL SEASON AND IN THE SERIES. i disagreed with mvp choice, i thought third baseman joe credo deserved it. how old woill we be in 88 years the next time we go to the series? will we be able to rise to the occasion. ha. mdc- thanks, i'll get there as soon as possible, going on a family history shoot today all day, sat big family reunion, sunday chruch functions. i likes alias smith and jones, it was tragic when peter commited suicide. i hate to see any of god's animals uselessly slaughtered. when it's not for food, they don't deserve it. got to go, prayers for everyone. pappa

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31142: congrats sox!..tonight its fried chicken livers and milk gravy, turnip greens,red potatoes,pinto beans, corn bread sliced onions hot sauce tea...SPOT

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31143: A man at my mom's nursing home was born in Chicago the year the white sox last won. He is 92. He told me last night that if the sox win, he
could now "go in peace." Very amusing and touching at the same time. More later, busy day.

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31144: Wow, MDC. That's a neat story. If the Braves wait that long between championships, I'll be 120 years old.

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31145: Just stoppin' by to say hi porchsters! Hazel, you here? What's happenin' your way? What's happened to our friend Mavis? How about Tom, has he been by lately? Asa and Homemaker I got a kick out of your license picture banter! Possum's right. You are a pip, Asa. Hey to Boo, MDC, Spot, ky girl, Ro, Pappa Bear, Goober, and everyone in Mayberry today.
Charlotte Tucker

I think my feet fell asleep.

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31146: Hey to everybody on the porch this evening.Spot,that dinner sounds delicious,I haven't had fried chicken livers in a long time,and the rest of the fixin's go with it perfect.If I have alot of typo's please excuse them,I've got the grandbaby on my lap and she has 2 of her dolls on her lap,and I'm trying to reach over them to type!Got some good news about my second oldest son,he just got sworn into the army today,he leaves in 2 weeks for basic training at the same place my oldest one just came back from,FT.Jackson,S.C. .He is so excited.Well ya'll,my two youngest are arguing over a video game, guess I better close and go settle them down .They go back to school tomorrow,the teachers strike is finally over,yeehaw!I think my kids have had enough of each other and need to go back!Talk to ya'll later-ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31147: Charlotte Tucker, check your email. Bird pictures sent your way.

Good question - where is TOM? He stopped by a couple of times, then hasn't been back. TOM, if you're listening, please check in.

Mavis is having a lot of personal challenges right now. I think she listens in now and then, but doesn't feel much like chiming in.

I'm down to one crutch, walking short distances with none. Knee is still swollen and leg muscles are very weak, but I can walk. Even puttered in the garage a bit this afternoon, got some trash and recycle stuff cleaned out.

I went to a funeral today, a friend from church for 30 years or so. Friends, if everyone in the world could deserve the things that were said about John, this would be a better world indeed. He was a fine Christian man, with a true servant's heart and a compassion for others that knew no boundaries. Heaven is a brighter place now, and I just know that he and my friend Henry, who passed in May, and my own dear husband are having a wonderful reunion.

Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31148: Romeena,glad to hear you can get around some.I'm sorry to hear about your friend passing away,but,as you say,you know he is having a heavenly reunion.Praise the Lord.Spot,I just sent you an email,please let me know if you get it.Talk to ya'll later,ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31149: oh,pappa bear ,you asked where you could get a subscription to the magazine I got that "Guide to Life" from ,just go to www.backwoodshome.com or call 1-800-835-2418.-ky girl

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31150: I'm right 'chere, Charlotte. I would have been here sooner, but my feet fell asleep. I went into that drivers license site too. Cool site; but I was disapointed in my picture. I know the camera adds 10 pounds, but really. I guess it does look somewhat like me, but sheesh. I must do something about that facial hair. Sometimes you just don't realize what you look like until you see a picture of yerself...
- Hazel

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31151: Oh Hazel, you're too much. How can I top your humor? Wanna see me sew up my fingers? Or maybe I can do Cary Grant. Do it, ah, c'mon do it. ... I'll do it. Ju-dee, Ju-dee, Ju-dee. Snort, snort. Cackle Cackle (Daphne and Skippy). Don't ya just love that dance scene--Andy and that little short one. Barney and the fast moving arms. Mr. Schwump. "Oh when the saints go marchin' in..." Just thinkin' about it cracks me up.
Charlotte Tucker

You're the only girl I LOVE!

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31152: Don't get the wrong idea, Hazel--that was a quote. tee hee

October 27, 2005 - Msg 31153: Got the pics, Ro, haven't made a decision yet on which one to use. I sorta like the pigeon but he's kinda off-center. Maybe that won't matter much. Signing off this time. Roger. Over and under, uh ... (clears throat) 10-4. Over and out.

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31154: MDC - I remember Alias Smith and Jones - I just loved them. . .in today's terminology. . .they were HOtties! I saw Trace Adkins new video about Honky Tonk Bodonkidonk - or however it is spelled - very disappointed with how his videos are now. I really loved the song Arlington, but I don't want my kids to watch this video.

Sorry for venting. . .


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31155: Homemaker, you're venting? No more beans for you young lady!!


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31156: Charlotte Tucker. I thought you were getting a little fresh with Hazel. Glad you cleared that up.:) Thanks for calling me a pip you guys. I hope thats good. I ain't ever been a pip before. Is there some kind of metal that comes with it? Nothing gawdy or to brilliant. Heaven knows the job alone is reward enough. (I don't know what my birthstone is but I was born in may if that helps.)


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31157: Oh Asa, you are such a joy! By the way, your birthstone is Emerald (cool)...wish mine were Emerald. My is ruby and I never care much for it..always seemed to me like old ladies wore rubies (no offense to you ruby wearers).

Ro, so very sorry you lost a dear friend...only temprorarily, though. I am so thankful for what Jesus did for us on the cross..."Oh grave, where is thy victory....?"

Hey Ky Girl, I bet you are very proud of your son. My prayer today is that he would stay safe and blessed and that the Lord would give you peace. Commit that boy to the Lord, He has a plan for him, that's for sure.

Ro, had to smile about your son...I understand completely and would have been compelled to do the same thing. The other day Sean was moving and accidentally ran over a frog and he hated it. Thank God that our boys have soft hearts.

Hi Charlotte Tucker, you know, from the things you put in your posts, you seem to be such a sweet and gentle soul. If you lived down here in South Texas I am sure we would be great friends (well, I guess that goes for all of you).

It is an absoutely gorgeous day here! Dry and 70 degrees, just a beautiful cool breeze blowing the trees. Today is my husband's birthday and we are going to visit his mom in a little town about an hour from here called George West. Anyone ever heard of it? For his birthday, Bruce wants to go there to Nolan Ryan's restaraunt. Its kind of out in the middle of nowhere but he likes the food. We are going to stay the night and go antiquing tommorrow. Can you believe the luck?...a husband who like to antique shop?!

Ya'll have a great fall day,


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31158: Haha! I meant to say Sean was "mowing" and ran over a frog..sounds kind of funny the other way.


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31159: Gomer to Barney when Barney gave him a ticket: "Why don't you just run up an alley and holler Fish!"...I always wondered what that meant. Anyone have a clue?

BOO! (Its almost Halloween)

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31160: hoop and holler a;lmost time for our party at the remshaw place and myers lake. oh i wonder what pranks i can pull? tee-hee. ky girl- thanks for the info. i'll get my secretary right on it, wait i is the secretary. charlotte tucker- have you been in the halloween punch? ha. msg # 31151- i'm partial watching you sew up your fingers, always fascinataing . how about them sox. asa- is a pip like a pipe? i like my pipes or are they like glad's knight and the pips. boo- if a frog is big enough to mow grass and run over folks i don't want to encounter it. ha. hazel- sounds like everythings good your way i'm glad. mdc- where you at? spot - are you still night shifting? i had the most glorious day yesterday, the weather was beautifull, went to the timber, fall folige and grandpa's old home place, god was so near. took a lot of pictures. prayers for everyone. WHAT'S FOR SUPPER? pappa bear

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31161: boo- what are your wearing to the porch halloween party? pappa

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31162: Asa, you are a pistol! Especially when you are loaded. hic. ;)

I was reading about the attraction between squirrels and cars, and that just reminds me of the birthday party we had for Kai the first year we moved back to my hometown. We were all getting everything set up for the party, when a squirrel met a car(in the bad way) right in front of the house. And needless to say, the car faired better than the squirrel. Poor thing.
Well, Kai's little guests were about to arrive and there was a fresh squirrel cadaver in the middle of the street, so my mom went right out there without gloves or anything, and picked up the squirrel just non-chalantly and took it into the backyard and put it in the trash. I guess she didn't think it would be very festive for all the little kids to see that. I had to agree but I don't think I wouldn't have done that without gloves on. But to my mom it was nothing. Well, she grew up on a farm with five brothers so I guess things like that were old hat for her.
Sorry if that story was too graphic. I mean, I know it is halloween and all, but still. :)

By the way, what's this I hear about a halloween party? Where is it?
-Sterling Holobyte

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31163: Hey, Sterling! Good to see you. I must confess, I'd have done the same thing your mom did. Now if it had been out there for several hours I might not, but if it had just been recently killed I would have done it. In fact, I picked up a little mama squirrel out of my flowerbed one day, apparently poisoned by my idiot neighbor, who no doubt was trying to poison rats or mice. The squirel had five hard little lumps in her belly, probably just about ready to give birth. She had just died, actually still a bit warm. I was nearly in tears. My landscaper friend was here, and he very kindly took her from me, wrapped her in an old towel and took her home with him to bury her for me. He lives on some acreage north of town. I thought that was such a kind and considerate thing for him to do, but I know he loves the little critters as much as I do.

As for the Halloween party, I guess I could go as a nurse. That way I won't have to buy or make a costume, I have uniforms hanging in my closet! What do you all think?

Oh, I had a phone call today from TOM. He said the used computer someone had given him crashed and burned, so he's offline again. I told him I would contact Don and let him know. If you'll remember, he had told me he had a used machine that TOM could have, and tabled the matter when TOM got one from someone else. I imagine he still has it, and will follow through. If not, we may need to revive our old Plan A. I'll keep you posted.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31164: Make that "squirrel". Good grief. --Romeena

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31165: it's sure sounds squirrely around here. ha. mdc- tryed answering you and trail boss but wouldn't let me post. what's for supper? pappa bear

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31166: Evenin' Y'all! That was me that called you a "pip' Asa! Just seemed to fit ya somehow! If you want a certificate or plaque (a Pip Plaque!) I reckon I could take up a collection to get ya one. Since your birthday is in May and emerald is your birthstone,we might even be able to have green lettering on your plaque! How'd that grab ya?
Boo,my birthstone is also ruby.I love 'em-I'll take any you have that you don't want! Just leave 'em on the Porch under my rocker,ok?Oh, and by the way, if you don't like diamonds and happen to have any of those you'd like to unload,you can pass'em along too! Ha Ha
My fingers have been aching for the past few days and my mom who is a retired nurse and knows her stuff looked at my hands and said I have arthritis. What joy! Guess if Boo gets those rubies to me in the next few days I can go as an OLD LADY for Halloween! Sure starting to feel like one-at 46 for pete's sake!
Well,I'm gonna take Andy's advice and "soak 'em"- maybe that'll help!
Y'all have a good Friday night- love to all!
possum under a rock

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31167: I don't know if I ever saw a possum with arthritic paws before. Wonder what causes that?
But I know how you feel Possum. I get a little bit of that in my knuckles too. Oh well, could be worse. Thanks for the pip plaque idear. Gosh, if you are all gonna chip in and do that for me, the least I can do is sing you all a song. Let me work on my larnyx over the weekend and get it loosened up. That means no sweeping please. Any requests?


October 28, 2005 - Msg 31168: Asa,are you gonna sing any songs accapella?You know like Barney did ,accapella,accapella,while snapping his fingers?ha ha! I love the expression on Andy's face when he asks Barney what he's gonna do if they ask him to sing accapella!Who played the part of Rafe Hollister,and,was he a proffessional singer?I haven't watched that episode in a while,so,I don't remember the actors name,but,I always wondered if he was a proffessional,he had a wonderful voice.I know what you mean about the arthritis in the fingers possum,I have it too,especially bothersome when it turns real cold .Romeena,do you have any bats in your bat house yet?There is a farm in the upper part of PA,that you can visit in the spring and summer ,you pay like,3 dollars a person,and at dusk you can sit and watch about 2 to 3 hundred bats,coming in and out of this barn on the property,eating the mosquitos and other bugs across the field.I hear it's something to see,just as the sun is going down,I guess there are so many bats the entire field and sky is black.Someone who went there was telling me about it.I thought about taking my kids.I know my 7 yr old son would love it,I'm not sure my 9 yr old daughter would.I'm terrified of them,but,that would be neat to see.Pappa Bear,glad to hear you had a wonderful day yesterday.I love to see all the fall foliage too.Pappa Bear,you might have to get your whistle out you used when you were training soldiers at Ft.Jackson,I have another son getting ready to go there for basic,and his twin sis ter is hoping to enlist soon too,along with some of thier friends,they might need you to come back down and get to work with all these new soldiers!Ha HA!Sterling,the halloween party I hear is at the Remshaw place,would you like to be the first to go in?I'm sure I don't want to be first!Gonna have a cookout at myers lake though,along with a hayride.i might just jump off the wagon before it gets to the Remshaw place.Boo,thank you for the prayers for my son,they are very much appreciated.homemaker,I haven't seen that Trace Adkins video,but,I know what you mean about being dissappointed with some videos.the last time I watched some country music videos,I saw a couple tasteful ones,and I also saw some I couldn't believe were country music videos,too explicit,and there was no reason for it,the songs themselves were fine,it was the videos that went too far.ok,I'm off my soap box,and,I've definitley rambled on enough,didn't mean to be so talkative,sorry ya'll,take Care-ky girl

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31169: Here Asa. Have a sandwich. Fill up your mouth and just enjoy that sandwich.
- Hazel

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31170: Ro, it will be like the Gaither's homecoming! My prayers to you and his family.
Boo- was that George West 1 or Geroge West 2, haha
I have heard several explanations of Gomer's line but forget them.
FLOYD, and thoughts?
Anyone recall that early 70's movie GodSpell? As "goofy" as it was, that is the one that got me on my current Christian path. My how the Lord works in mysterious ways!!
Party is hayride to myers lake Sterling. and we may skip some rocks too! haha
Prayers for all, love you folks,

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31171: Evenin', everyone. No, ky girl, no bats yet. Probably won't get any now, not until early spring. They migrate south for the winter. I'm not afraid of them, and they're very beneficial. There is an abandoned railroad tunnel near Fredericksburg, Texas, and one evening a few years ago, I stood on the rim of that tunnel as the Mexican freetail bats flew out for their nightly feeding session. The area had not been taken over by the state yet, and you could get right down to the tunnel. There are an estimated 3 MILLION bats in that cave, (see this website:


You can copy and paste to get to it.) There's a good picture, and I stood right on top of that tunnel, as the bats swirled out and upward, so close to me that I could feel the wind from their wings. I guess Barney would have just expired on the spot. In twenty minutes of standing there, not one single bat ever touched me, though they were within a couple of inches of my face. Let me tell you, it was a giant thrill.

About your arthritis, ky girl, try taking about three Advil right after supper, then just before going to bed soak your hands in warm water for a couple of minutes, put on some lotion (sit the bottle in the water to warm it a little), then put on some cotton gloves for the night to keep your hands warm. It won't cure it, but it'll relieve a lot of the discomfort.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Sugarplum keeps hinting, she's ready to go cuddle and settle down for the night. She says hey! --Romeena

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31172: hey, this is lil spot (andy) spots son. at dads house we carved pumpkins. i am sick, i stayed home from school today, i have bronkidus. im getting better, this is my firt time on the porch.

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31173: -andy-
tonites snack will be home made hot fudge sundays, with a-lot of whip cream on top,and some cold whole milk to go with it.

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31174: last message was from andy andy

October 28, 2005 - Msg 31175: Bold is hung up ....help....

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31176: Andy,sure hope you get feeling better soon,those hot fudge sundays sound great,!-ky girl

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31177:
Trouble check

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31178: Hey all - just checkin' in! Been busy the last couple of weeks - nephew's wedding, daughter's birthday with out of state relatives in, my great aunt passed away, etc.

Glad to hear you're getting around well, Ro. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

Hey to "andy"! Hope you recover quickly from that bronchitis! You sound like you're a pretty good eater just like your dad! ; )

Prayers for all!
PS - Hope you picked up a bunch of those classic tunes at Cracker Barrel when I took everybody out for breakfast a couple of weeks ago, MDC! I like 'em!

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31179: such a beautiful morning and so many picnic baskets to get before the ranger wakes up. are you sure yogi? boo-boo we're smarter than the average bear. afd- sure enjoyed the cracker barrel especially when i loaded my pockets full of those tapes and told them to add to your bill. ha. ANDY- I PRAY YOUR WELL SOON, BUT MILK IT LIKE GOOBER DID WHEN HE THOUGHT HE WAS A GONER AND SLEEPING IN ANDY'S BED BEING WAITED ON HAND AND FOOT EVEN THOUGH NOTHING WAS ANY LONGER WRONG. GET WELL SOON. ky girl- i'm on it, fort jackson here i come, i don't need a whisle. ha. soldier, I CAN'T HEAR YOU. for the next 8 weeks i will make soldiers out of you and teach you how to keep your sorry selves from alive. every time you mess up you will wear a pail on your head saying i'm a sorry individual.we will run 15 miles everyday , do more push ups than yopu can count. KY GIRL- AREN'T YOU GLAD I'M SUCH A SHY GUY? just kidding above folks. possum- your the youngest 46 year old possum i know. asa- do you know little brown jug? well time to skidaddle. pappa bear

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31180: morning all...or should i say afternoon..kids and i are going to the park today to goof off...great deay hee in ga..65 or so and sunny..bologna sandwiches chips and those little olives and tea for lunch ...will will be at work at 6 tonight to keep the lights on....SPOT

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31181: Pappa Bear,sounds like you are ready!Naw,doesn't sound like your shy at all,but,thats ok,I'm sure you had thier attention and taught them what they needed to learn,thats all that matters.Spot,you and your kids watch out for pappa"Yogi"bear while you are out at the park,that lunch sounds good.Romeena,that is interesting about the mexican freetail bats,I haven't went to the website yet,I'm going there after I post this.You are a braver person than I am,I couldn't stand there with all those bats flying that close to me.I'd have to watch from a distance.I think why I am so afraid of them is t because one of my uncles had them in his attic and between the walls in his house every summer,and you could hear them all the time.I'm going to try the advil for the arthritis ,thanks for the advice.Will that work with rheumatoid arthritis in the shoulders also?Well,I know not the glove part[ha ha],but,the advil?My husband has the arthritis in the shoulders.Romeena,could you please give me your email address again?I'd appreciate it.Well,better close.Take care friends,talk to you later-ky girl

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31182: prayers for you afd, sorry about your loss. spot that bull meat and cheese sandwich's sure sound good. like ky girl said watch out that yogi don't take your picnic basket. remember the song monster mash? i was working late in the power plant one night when suddenly*** mdc- wake up the sun will be setting soon, my friend. ha. pappa bear

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31183: Thanks pappa bear.

Them bologna sammiches sure were good, spot! Thanks!

Got some beautiful weather here in the Ozarks today. Sunny and high 60's. Took our daughter to the preview for the brand new Veggie Tales movie first thing this morning. It's called "Lord of the Beans", a spoof of "Lord of the Rings". It was really cute.

Gas is down to 1.99 here - HALLELUJAH! One year ago it was 1.92, so it's nice to be somewhat back to normal.

Have a good day all!

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31184: ** To whom it may concern: Don't forget to set your clocks back 1 hour tonight. **


October 29, 2005 - Msg 31185: Hey to the PORCH! Been off a few days...just lots of busy, that's all.

I was at the Family Bookstore today, saw that new "Lord of the Beans", looks really funny!

Pappa, good to see the big celebration here in chicager...I'm thinking if the cubbies win next year, the end is near.

Going to see a play tonight at Mrs. Goobers High School (she's the director), it's a take off on Othello...lots of fun. Ya'll enjoy preachin tomorrow...


October 29, 2005 - Msg 31186: ky girl, I would think Advil (Ibuprofen) would work for just about any kind of arthritis. It's an anti-inflammatory drug, and arthritis is an inflammatory condition. It won't cure, but it sure does cool it off. Just be sure to take it with food - even a couple of crackers will do - and I wouldn't take more than eight in a day's time, at least not on a long-term basis. You could take 3 or 4 at once for an initial flareup, then cut back to 2 every 4-6 hours after that. That's advice from Romeena, from personal experience. That's not advice from my alter-ego, the nurse, who would not presume to practice medicine. Also, if you happen to be allergic to aspirin, check with a doctor before taking Ibuprofen, because there can be cross-sensitivity.

AFD, I'm happy for you that gas is down so low (relatively speaking) in your area. Here in Texas, a huge oil-producing state, we're still paying at least $2.50 for regular. Go figure. I still think Texas should secede from the US. We could, you know, all we have to do is say goodbye, and we're the only state that retains that legal right. We're a republic still, which also means that we're the only state whose flag can be flown at the same level as Old Glory. We usually don't do it, but it is legal to do so. OK, there's a bit of Texas trivia for you.

Well, gotta run. I'm going out with my friend Eloise tonight - her husband is on a fishing trip - and we're going to a nice restaurant, a Chinese buffet, whose Saturday night special is crab legs, all you care to eat! And only 8.99. They will lose money tonight, because I can put away the crab legs! With lemon butter! Whoooooeee! Gotta love it! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31187: Boy Ro if i was not at work im going with yall!..wekk no big dance for my Ga. Bulldogs..florida whuped um today...watching the blair witch project movie...crazy...tonight for a snack its butter pecan ice cream and a glass of milk...well let me get some paper work done here at the power company....back in a bit SPOT

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31188: I'm back, and boy, am I full of crab legs and cold boiled shrimp. Yum! They have melted butter that you can spoon into little cups, and piles of fresh lemon. When I eat crab legs, I pull that big piece of crabmeat out of the long leg intact, and I know how to crack a claw so as to get the claw meat in one big hunk, too. Anything too small to eat like that just gets scraped into the butter/lemon cup, and when there's enough in there, you dip it out with a fork, just dripping with lemon butter and enjoy! Goo-oood! You should see my t-shirt, I'll never get all the butter out of it. My hands smell like a bait shop, too, even after I washed them. Guess I'd better put some lemon juice on them. The Plum just wrinkled her nose and walked away. Everybody's a critic.

I'm walking better every day, but I think I overdid it a bit today, leg and knee are aching. I think some Advil, a warm pack and some rest are in order. See you at preaching in the morning! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31189: Wow Ro...you have got me starved...may go to red lobster tomorrow before work...whew that sounds good..hey goober,afd,mdc,pappa,and all...the shining comes on in a bit..might catch it..SPOT

October 29, 2005 - Msg 31190: Are you wearing earrings in the morning, Ro? I can't decide...
- Hazel

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31191: I think I will. I have some new ones I've been dying to wear. Meet me outside before services, though, so I can see what you think. If you think they're too gaudy, I'll take them off. --Romeena

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31192: I think I will. I have some new ones I've been dying to wear. Meet me outside before services, though, so I can see what you think. If you think they're too gaudy, I'll take them off. --Romeena

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31193: Oops! Sorry! Didn't mean to chew my crab legs twice. --Romeena

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31194: Morning all!..all quite here last night at the power company..this morning its eggs over med.,hand pattyed jimmy dean sausage,grits with cheese,hashbrowns with green peppers and onion,biswuits with milk gravy,coffee,milk,and a tear from my roll of paper towels...ready at 6..yall set yer clocks back?..had to work 13 hr last night instead of 12...hr OT..signed: SPOT the"tired and ready to bed" dog of your porch....

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31195: Good morning, Spot. Don't you just hate this side of Daylight Savings time? It's good in the spring, when you only have to work 11 hours, but the "fall back" is annoying. Yet you still take the time to make breakfast for us all. You're worth your weight in Milk-Bones, you good dog, you!

ky girl, I sent you the address, just now. Forgot it yesterday! Sorry.

Well, I'm off to preaching. Hazel, I'm wearing some gold earrings, and I plan to keep them on, so you'd better tell me you like them!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31196: spot- get some rest, i'll sneak quietly into the dog house for breakfast before i go to chruch and have the lord tell me where i might have fallen a little short. ha. romeena and hazel- we love your earrings, my don't they look look good this morning. romeena- so your husband goes out hunting for food and you and plum go and eat? just think if hubby had waited he could have saved a lot of trapsing thru the woods. ha. well i'm off to preaching - got to make sure the pastor stays awake, folks tend to want to stretch an extra hours sleep into 4 hours. ha. pappa bear

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31197: lunch at cracker barrel on the plum. ha. pappa

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31198: or you can tell them at cracker barrel if plum doesn't catch the bill then homemakers herd of goats will be landing there jet in the cracker barrel parking lot to pay. went to a big country family cook out, on the farm complete with band, chuckie cheese blow up for kids, two bond fires. had a great time, but wonder if somebody spiked the punch? DON'T FORGET HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE REMSHAW PLACE AND MYERS LAKE*** WHICH MAYBERRY CHARACTER ARE YOU GOING AS? I'LL BE DRESSED AS MAYOR PIKE ALONG WITH HIS DAUGHTER SINGING. QUESTION*** DID MAYOR PIKE EVER HAVE A WIKE ON THE SHOW? I KNOW STONER DID. a preachin i'm a going. pappa (the mayor) bear

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31199: above halloween party is tommorow night at remshaw place to start. pappa.

October 30, 2005 - Msg 31200: Hey, pappa bear! That was my friend's husband who went on the fishing trip, not mine. I'm a widder lady, so I come and go as I please. Not that I wouldn't happily give up that freedom if I could have him back! He's been gone nearly ten years now, but I know he's with our Lord, so I look forward to a wonderful reunion one of these days. God is good!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena