December 14, 2005 - Msg 32195:
Good morning, all. Sorry to hear about your dog, Boo. Prayers to you and all who need them today.
You're right, Romeena; it can be hard navigatin' the female world. But I agree with Andy, if you count women out, that thins the field a might for us men. (I definitely don't subscribe to the leg of lamb theory, though.)
MDC, your story is classic!
The high temp here today is supposed to be in the upper 20s. Too cold for me. Brrrrr!
Have a great day, everyone.
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32196:
Guess I was posting while someone was sweeping. Holler louder next time. Hope my feet didn't get in your way.
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32197:
ok gang...hey me-they...cold here too....me they, good sweep...im gona read the archives when i get to work....SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32198:
me-they where are you located on the porch?...im here in good old ga.....SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32199:
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32200:
HI ALL. CHRISTMAS PRAYER .
LONG,LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY,
ON THE FIRST CHRISTMAS NIGHT,
POORSHEPHERDS ON A DISTANT HILL
ALONE DID SEE THE LIGHT.
A HEAVENLY RADIANCE, SHINING ROUND
AN ANGEL CHOIR, THAT SANG
OF PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO MEN...
WITH HOPE, THEIR ANTHEM TANG,
AND AS THE SHEPHERDS KNELTIN AWE,
THEY HEARD AN ANGEL SAY,
GO AT ONCE TO THIS SMALL TOWN,
BEFORE THE BREAK OF DAY,
FOR THERE, IN HUMBLE STABLE BARE,
A BABY YOU SHALL FIND.
BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP HIM FOR HE
WAS BORN TO SAVE MANKIND.
AND WHEN THOSE SIMPLE MEN BEHELD
THE CHRIST CHILD NESTLED THERE,
THEY OFFERED UP TO GOD THEIR THANKS
IN THE FIRST CHRISTMAS PRAYER.
LIKE THOSE AROUND THE HOLY BABY
ON THAT FIRST CHRISTMAS MORN
IN REVERENCE DID KNEEL, LET US
GIVE THANKS THAT CHRIST WAS BORN.
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32201:
HAHAHAHA, what a cute story, MDC. Remember I am the one who told the story recently about giving my dying aunt some flowers in a discarded Kotex box when I was 5!
MINDY IS BACK (huge sigh of relief)! She wandered back late last night and I have no clue where she had been. I am keeping a very tight reign on her, though.
RO, the shelter I spoke of is a private one that runs on donations and tries its best to place animals. They will euthanize them if they are too sick or if they are pitbulls. They really do care and animal control around here is non-existant so I am very thankful the shelter is nearby. The puppy wasn't in the yard this morning but I saw him in a neighbor's yard so I will be watching to see how things go.
Last night when I went to pick up by 4 yr old from Grandma's she had been crying for 4 hours (Erin, not Grandma...hehe). She had been crying for me and did not stop crying all the way home and most of the night. I am exhausted today! She was so upset and kept complaining about her stomach hurting. She would fall asleep for about 10 minutes and then wake up crying. She is alot better today and made a huge toot in the shoe store so I am guessing she must have swallowed alot of air with all the crying and got a tummy ache from it. Anyway, I am pooped! Hope tonight is calm because I am going to bed early. Last night when Erin was crying, I remembered that I had bought her a stuffed Snoopy for Christmas that was in the back of the Suburban so I decided to give it to her early (might ease a tummy ache). I asked her if she knew who Snoopy was and she said in a very strained voice, "Who is he?". I gave her a quick explaination and told her he was in the car, "Go get him, I don't want him in the car by himself", she said. So, I put on my slippers and wandered out to the car to get Snoopy. When I gave him to her she grabbed him and then shoved him back at me, "I thought Snoogy (that's what she calls him) was a real puppy!" I said, "Oh look, Erin, Snoopy is sad and he wants you to hold him." She quickly whined, "You're faking. He can't talk!". It didn't take her long to warm up to him and today she has been carrying him everywhere she goes. You know, I am so tired I am rambling on in some kind of a daze!
I don't know about the rest of you but I am running around in circles I am so busy. The Christmas rush is upon me! I am hoping things will slow down next week and I can enjoy the season more.
Thanks for the lovely poem, TOM.
Well, better go see about the kids. Bye.
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32202:
yea mindy is back..........hey tom and Boo..supper will be rib eye steaks[med] on the grill and baked taters,salad,oil and viniger dressing and tea....and me they is it cold in maryland?...SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32203:
Frrreeeezing, Spot! (Right now it's 21 degrees wher I am.)
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32204:
yea we are suppose to get a winter mix here tonight...im hee at work till 6 am..hope the drive home is ok in the morning....SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32205:
Very nice poem Tom, thanks for sharing such beautiful words of true wisdom.
Boo, me-they, I love the last line of the ep where Miss Peggy comes to help the two "helpless bachelors", Andy and Opie; and Peg had been upset, but was now coming in at the to help, and Opie says:
"Pa, here i didnt want to sing and you didnt want to play the guitar, but now we do. What made us change?" And Andy says, "because there's a woman in the house!"
Hang in there folks, just remember that "stressed" spelled backwards is "desserts!"
So ya can make something GOOD out of it all!
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32206:
Good sweep me-they!
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32207:
Wow, Boo! Mindy is home, and I'm so glad. I still keep worrying about the little crippled pup, though, out there in the cold and dark all by himself. He needs a home! What kind of dog do you think he might be?
I awoke this morning to the sound of grinding gears out on the street. Seems a water main broke in front of the house across the street. The water was turned off about ten minutes later, right after I got my teeth brushed, but before I could get a shower. I was afraid to try, afraid it would go off and leave me all soapy. It's still off, there are four enormous trucks and a ditch witch out there, and I have to leave for work in a half hour. Guess I'll go showerless. Oh, well, at least it's not in the middle of the summer. Sure hope it's back on by morning, though. I'm sure those poor guys who are wet and freezing in the bottom of that ditch are hoping so, too.
Well, off I go. Sure would like to retire. Aren't you all tired of hearing me say that? (heehee)
Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32208:
hey everybody,sorry this is short,my computer is still crashing,can't even check emails or read the archives.Take Care,talk to you all later,miss you all,-ky girl
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32209:
Hey ky..hope ya get things figured out!...hey ro,asa,boo,me-they,mdc,afd,tom and all...getting bad here in ga...32 and raining hard...may be a long night here at the power company...chips and cheese dip with peppers in it for a snack...well let me check the weather radar....SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32210:
Hey to all my Mayberry friends,
Merry Christmas! Here is the 2005 online Christmas card for you from the Newsome's.
It is over 1Meg in size so I don't know how it'll be for dial up folks but hopefully it'll work okay. If not, you can try downloading it by going to the link below and then watch it off-line.
We hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!
Allan Newsome (a.k.a. Floyd)
"The Andy Griffith Show" Rerun Watchers Club - Webmaster
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32211:
Thanks so much Floyd....very neat...SPOT
December 14, 2005 - Msg 32212:
THANK RO FOR THE CARD, I GIT IT TODAY.
WILL IT LOOK LIKE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME BAD WEATHER HERE FOR THE NEXT TWO DAY A COLD FRONT IS COMMING WHAT SNOW AND RAIN.
( GIFT OF LOVE)
AT THE MOMENT OF OUR HUMBLE BIRTHS.
GOD GAVE US A GIFT DIVINE
HE BLESSED US WITH A GUARDIAN ANGEL
WHO IS ALWAYS LOVABLE AND KIND.
WE ARE GUNRED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NIGHT
AND THEIR PRESENCE IS FELT BY OUR SIDE.
WHEN DANGER STALKS WE FEEL THEM NEAR,
FOR IT IS WITH US THAT THEY ABIDE.
THEY NUDGE US IF WE SHOULD ERR
OR PERHAPS SHOULD GO ASTRAY,
AND WHISPER GOOD THINGS IN OUR EAR
EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.
WE FEEL A BRUSH, PERHAPS A TOUCH ,
AS THEY DESCEND FROM HEAVEN ABOVE.
WE THANK YOU, LORD, WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS
FOR OUR ANGLS, YOUR GIFT OF LOVE,
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32213:
Well gang its ice in the trees here...got outages going on...we better let someone stop and bring us breakfat, dont look like I will be leaving here in the morning at 6....SPOT
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32214:
Floyd - that was really special. . .thanks for allowing us to share it!
P.S. - So glad that your puppy is home Boo!
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32215:
THanks Floyd, that was indeed special. Loved the way you took my favorite movie and made it Mayberry, my wish from a post just the other day! That was WAY cool to also remember Daphne and Ernest T! You are 2 good !!! God bless ya.
Prayers for all our porch relatives who are stationed around the world this Christmas season. I know from past experience that it is very hard on all involved. This year it is my nephew.
Let's raise a "Mayberry Falls" toast to all these fine men and women, heros everyone!
And remember the immortal words of barney to Gomer: "Always polish the backs of your shoes because that's the last that people see of you!" haha
Have a great mayberry falls day! Spot and Pappabear are buying ice cream floats for all at the drugstore fountain.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32216:
We have an early dismissal - the snow that was supposed to miss us, according to the experts, hit us full force. Unfortunately - ice is coming in behind it! :(
I am making cookies this afternoon!
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32217:
Well,I'm still having computer problems,but,I'm taking a chance and typing to you all anyway!We are having freezing rain here too,it's bad,can't even really drive.Spot,hope you didn't have to do alot of overtime because of this weather.Boo,glad your puppy is back.Me -They ,good sweep!Ro,I'm going to try making your roast today,it sounded so good the other day when you told how you made it!Is there still a cooking site here at mayberry?I remember once I thought i saw a link to recipes from everybody,or am I mistaken?A Mayberry falls toast sounds good MDC!Homemaker,I think you have the right idea,I may start baking some cookies too,perfect weather for it.We may have an early dismissal with all the snow coming on top of this ice!Hey,where is REv and and Fred Goss?Hope you are ok,check in and give us a holler.Ok,don't want to push my luck with this computer,God Bless you all,-ky girl
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32218:
Good morning. Mmmmm...cookies! Bad weather here as well. Right now it's snowing, soon to be changing to freezing rain. Remember, next Wednesday is the first day of winter, so be sure and get out your heavy coat and gloves (ha, ha).
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32219:
So i guess you all dont want to hear about our 65 degrees and sunshine here in the phoenix area??
i better watch it before ya all pelt me with snowballs! Just remember, that 6 months ago it was 118 here! ha
Ky girl, good to hear from you. keeep running that anti-virus scan!
Anymore good christmas stories out there?
The sears at the mall here just put up "Merry Christmas" signs on the doors! I think it was Possum that mentioned that in her area too, it just takes a while for the pony express to get this far west! ha Well, take care,
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32220:
floyd- thanks for the christmas card, it's the best one yet. mdc- 65 degrees huh? spring is around the corner and then 110 degrees your way, just picking on you. boo- glad your furkid is safe. me- they- it's been a wicked december so far and we still have 6 days till winter arrives. ky girl, ito have computer problems, the provider says because we have ice and snow it can temporarily knock you off, not being putter savy i'll take there word. homemaker- this winter is like when we were growing up. spot ice in your area is a little early isn't it? well for lunch grilled cheese, salad, chilli, cornbread, coffee, tea, hot chocclote with marshmellos, assorted pies, all served till 5pm. have a great day. pappa bear
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32221:
from the unusual facts items- wedding traditions and superstetions continue to this day--- bridal veils, many superstisions still preveil, like it's bad luck to see the bride before the wedding, after the groom said i do. then the veil was lifted. since in the old days marrages were prearranged and sometimes the bride would switch as jacob in the bible thought he was marrying rachel but he married her sister leah. before the 5th century the index finger was the ring finger. later for some reason they believed the third finger veins were the love vein that led to the heart. the reason there is no groom magazines is because men wouldn't read them. the reason for brides maids was that some people thought evil spirits would try and interrupt the wedding so brides maids dressed alike to confuse the evil spirits. flowers and in ancient times herbs were scattered at weddings to ward off evil spirits. i know this is important why- i haven't a clue. pappa bear
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32222:
Well thar Pappabear, that's what we CBers call a whole lot o' nothin! har, just funnin with ya.
Well, I'm at homebase, but got one more eastern run to do before Christmas. Folks, be careful on those roads, I have seen it all, and often it aint pretty. Dont ruin your Christmas trying to do the impossible! Wow, my first soapbox. Ok, let's use it for "farwood", (that's firewood for the non-Texans)ha. I'll be checking in Ky girl along the route. MCC and pbear, lets see ya on the western site some more. Well i better go hire Roudolph to light my way. Hit em up, move em out! Rollin rollin rolllin...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32223:
Oops, left the CAPS on. Fred
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32224:
howdy fred goss- great knowing your ok, be careful on that last run and come home safe. because of ice and snow not getting a lot of things on thew ole puter. can you ask ky girl let us know how your doing on the road when she posts? i wonder where asa is? mayberry deputy charlette tucker and the rest? pappa
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32225:
I'm glad y'all are ejoying my Christmas card. Merry Christmas.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32226:
Hey fred,floyd,mdc,asa,boo,ro,pappa,and all my friends..sorry for not posting today...worked all night and till mid morning at the power company..ice hit us pretty hard.[mess]..got to go back tonight and work till lights are on....yall eat well, please and bring me a plate please.....SPOT
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32227:
How is everyone? I am looking for the episode where Barney gets kicked off the porch by Andy. My Mother loves this episode and I would like to get it for Christmas. Thanks for any help you can give.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32228:
Well howdy everyone...It's cold and icy here in South Carolina. Supose to get better by tommorrow. But until then, I'm gonna sit by my fire place with a good ole pillow and blanket and watch some good ole A.G. shows. Sounds good to me.
Everyone be careful out there in the ice and God Bless each of you. You're special!
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32229:
Message 32227, can you give us more info? Are you thinking of the one where Mr tucker tells him to get going? Thanks,
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32230:
Hey 32227, that sounds like an episode only shown in Austin, TX or something. I don't think I remember it.
Hey to all the Mayberry Gang here on the porch.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32231:
HI ALL. IT TOCOLD FOR MY.
I HAVE A LITTLE CREEK ACROSS THE STREET AND THE WIN COME ACROSS AND IT MAKE IT COLD WHAT WATERFROM IT.
THE HOLIDAY HERE IS NOT GOING BE HAPPY BECAUES NOT A THING IS I GOING TO GIT. IT JUST LIKE ALL THE HOLIDAYS IN THE PASS FOR MYSTRATDAD AND ME.
MAYBE WE WILL GIT LUNCKE AND GIT A CARE PITCK WHAT SOME CHROST FOOD IN IT . HE HE.
NOW I AM LOOKING FOR GUM WRAPPERS FOR I CAN WORK ON MY GUM CHAIN.
WRIGLEY STOP USEING WRAPPER ON THE GUM ,FOIL IS ON IT NOW, AND HARED TO FINE THIM WRAPPERS.
( SCENIC WINTER)
THE WORLD IS WHITE AND SILENT,
DRAPED WITH THE WINTE SNOW,DRIFTING IN THE STILLNESS
EVERYWHERE WE GO.
BOTH NEARBY AND FAR, HILLSIDES
ARE COVERED WITH THE WHITE
AND SOMETIME SEEM TO SPARKLE
ON A MOONLIT NIGHT.
IT REALLY IS A WONDERLAND
THAT NO ONE CAN DENY.
WINTER IS MAJESTIC
ON LAND AND IN THE SKY.
YES, THE WORLD IS WINTER-
AN AWESOME WHITE DISPLAY
PAINTED BY AN ARTIST
ON A WINTER DAY.
PRAYER FOR EVERYONE.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32232:
I think you're talking about "A Metal for Opie", # 32227. Barney has Andy help him demonstrate how to make your legs strong and they do an exercise where Andy pretty much kicks Barney right off the porch. It's episode # 51 and can be found on Season 2.
December 15, 2005 - Msg 32233:
Thank you very muc for your help. Have a Merry Christams
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32234:
I am new to the board and just want to say hi to everyone. I have been an Andy fan since I can remember and am really loving the DVD sets. Can't wait till Feb 14 for season 5!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32235:
Hey Hazel....that's sounds like a great answer...Andy threw Barn off the porch...yeah...that would be it! --Floyd
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32236:
Yep,that's it Hazel! That episode was on TVLand just last night-ol' Barn went flying off the porch right into the bushes!
Hey Rev,what part of South Carolina are you in? Rev.Jr. is over in Florence,Sam is near Sumter and I'm down near Charleston.You mentioned the icy conditions so I'm guessing you're up in the Northwestern part of the state-am I right? We just had cold nasty rain down here.
MDC,glad that "your" Sears is also saying "Merry Christmas-good for them! I saw a Target commercial the other night that actually had the words "Merry Christmas" on the screen at the end! Blink,and you'd have missed it-it's like they were afraid to leave it up there too long for fear someone might see it!Oh well..
Merry Christmas to you too Floyd and thanks for the Christmas card.
Well,guess I'd better go get breakfast started since Spot has his hands full. It's gonna be a Southern one-grits for everyone!
possum under a rock
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32237:
Hey Rev,possum,hazel...and yea thats the ept....tonight its country fried steak,green beans,mashed taters and okra...tea....getting caught up here at the power company...Rev we are sending crews to SC....SPOT
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32238:
Hey msg 32234 grab a name and hang on..glad to have ya ...where are ya located?..im SPOT..I do most of the cooking here on the porch...Im in good old Georgia....well holler any time...SPOT
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32239:
Good morning, everyone. It's a little warmer here today, but the kids are off of school because of the ice storm yesterday. My daughter is so upset (ha, ha). The epsisode in question above just played on TV Land last night. That's a great scene from it. Well, have a great day! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32240:
Hey to the PORCH and a MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Have been off a bit lately...still catching up from being gone for a few days. Catching up on the archives..but good to see yer Mindy is back Boo.
Spot...saw where you guys have been pretty busy with the ice and all...don't forget yer mittens now...frostbite is not an afternoon snack!
Saw this today...and for anyone who has cats and dogs...you know just how true this really is.
EXCERPTS FROM A DOG'S DAILY DIARY:
8:00 a.m. Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9:30 a.m. Wow! A car ride! This is a blast!
9:40 a.m. A walk in the park! Ate some crap... Delicious!
10:30 a.m. Getting rubbed and petted! I'm in love!
12:00 p.m. Lunch! Yummy!
1:00 p.m. Playing in the yard! I just love it!
3:00 p.m. Staring adoringly at my masters...they're the best! I'll wag
my tail in joy.
4:00 p.m. Hooray! The kids are home! I'm bouncing off the walls!
5:00 p.m. Milkbones! Great!
7:00 p.m. Get to play ball! This is too good to be true!
8:00 p.m. Wow! Watching TV with my master! Heavenly!
11:00 p.m. Sleeping at the bottom of my master's bed! Life is soooooooo
EXCERPTS FROM A CAT'S DAILY DIARY:
Day 683 of My Captivity:
My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed
hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the
rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to
keep up my strength. The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of
escape. In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomited on the
Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.
I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly
demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a ''good little hunter'' I am. The
There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was
placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event. However,
I could hear the noise and smell the food. I overheard that my
confinement was due to my power of "allergies." I must learn what this
means, and how to use it to my advantage.
Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my
tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this
again tomorrow-- but at the top of the stairs.
I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.
The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released--and he
seems more than willing to return! He is obviously retarded. The bird
has got to be an informant-- I observe him communicating with the guards
regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. The captors have
arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe--
for now. But I can wait.
It is only a matter of time
Ya'll be good...
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32241:
Floyd...that card is the best I've seen. It made me cry...you are the best!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32242:
Very good goober!hey me-they...ham sandwiches for lunch today...chips and cokes...SPOT
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32243:
Good call on the ep Hazel! I need to repeat Mayberry 101 at community college, ha.
Classic Goober! you have described our cat to a T!
Spot, that rootbeer float at the soda fountain was great. Thanks for not adding the special "Ellie ingredients" especially the castor oil! ha
Ya all have a super duper day!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32244:
Good morning, all! Floyd, that card is just beautiful. Thanks. I've bookmarked it on my desktop, and will be sharing it with family and friends during the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and to Mrs. Floyd and Adam, too.
Goober, I think that diary pretty much could have been written by anyone's cat. I don't have one, but some of my kids do, and they're so much like that. One in particular - he could have written that! As someone said - dogs have owners, cats have staff.
I'm having company for dinner tonight - the missionary I worked with in Mongolia, and his sweet wife. They're in the US for a few weeks, setting up next summer's groups, and cultivating financial support from stateside churches. They're both just so nice, and such fun to be with. They just radiate the joy of the Lord.
Last night I looked at my outdoor lights and decorations, and realized it's completely secular. I have three lighted angels, but they're old and their lights weren't working well this year, so I didn't use them. All I've got is a snowman, a moving deer and a whole bunch of lights. So, in my travels this afternoon, I'll be looking for something that at least says Merry Christmas. Maybe I'll start at a Christian bookstore - they might have some good stuff.
Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
Barney to Opie - "Where are you going?"
Opie to Barney - "I'm leaving! You're a sight!"
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32245:
Hey, Spot. How about coming to Texas and making a display of crosses for me? Yours sound so beautiful. --Romeena
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32246:
thanks Ro...will do...they are beautiful....about 15 ft high and look like they are floating.....SPOT
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32247:
APB for ALL MISSING PORCHSTERS! Come on back to the porch for a Christmas Greeting! We love ya
Rafe, briscoe, salty Dog, County Nurse, AUH2O, Mrs Wiley, DES, M Deputy, Fungirl, Mayberry girl, Mavis, Frankie F, Angefan, Jelsik, Emma, Emmit, EllenBrown, Banjo Jerry, Milton Oliver, Irishster, Reve Jr Bulbsnatcher, DIXIE, Will stockdale, Sara, Alyce and who ever else I forgot!
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32248:
WOW mdc...think you got a bunch of them...bbq baby back ribs tonight...baked beans with bacon on top...and toast....will someone make some slaw?...all lights are on now in ga!....headed home at 4pm i hope...will start the grill at 6...SPOT
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32249:
You forgot me, MDC! But I know you're thinkin' of me anyhow. Floyd, loved the card. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Tom, I hadn't thought about gum wrappers being so hard to find. I'll keep my eye out for them. Do you just use Wrigleys or will other brands do?
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32250:
Well, I'm checking out for the weekend and I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and nice one. Spot, I wish I was heading to your house for dinner--sounds great! It's my night to cook at home, but I'm not feeling too well so it may turn out to be pizza night. That'll break the kids' hearts. Anyway, nine days until we celebrate the birth of our Lord!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32251:
I'm very glad folks are enjoying the card. Do any of you folks use Dialup that have looked at the card? I'm always wondering how it plays with dialup.
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32252:
I'm on dial-up, Floyd. It took a few minutes to load up, but once it did it looked fine. I didn't even need bigger wires. Great card. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32253:
I was helping one of my students with Hamlet today and thought of Opie, "Poor Horatio" - couldn't help but chuckle to myself.
Have a good weekend - off to my hubby's work tomorrow for a Christmas open house , my son can't wait to see the BEN-Gal cheerleaders. Who DEY? Then off to Bass Pro. . .can a man or boy want anymore in one day?!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32254:
Floyd, I have dial-up and had no trouble getting the card, just took a minute to load and looked and sounded great. Thanks.
Whew! I have been more than busy. I stay so busy this time of year that I fail to enjoy the season. Every year I tell myself it will change next year...yada, yada, yada. I spent today helping my sister (Saint Susan) sort toys for the local toy give-away.
RO, the pup looks like some kind of pitbull mix. It has the facial features of a pitbull but is kind of shaggy and a brindle color. He belongs to a neighbor and has not been back but this is the same neighbor whose dog stayed in our yard because they didn't feed it so I am keeping a close eye on things. I think the pup may be staying in the house with them because I don't see him often. This is the same neighbor who had the pigs who tore up our yard and the goats who ate the neighbor's flowers. I can't wait to move from here.
Goober, that Cat/Dog thing was hilarious!..."My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects." Hahahaha!
Well, just wanted to check in and say, "Hey". Bye!
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32255:
Possum...I'm in Newberry county. We didn't really get a lot of ice on the roads but a lot in trees, etc.. They had it really bad up around the Greenville area.
Spot...That's probably where you all sent crews to (Greenville/Up-State area). They lost power pretty much all over from what I understand. They are saying now that we may get some more Saturday night.
Everybody have a wonderful nights rest and don't forget to thank God for another GREAT day. Can't wait to serve HIM again tomorrow.
December 16, 2005 - Msg 32256:
Well, so much for finding anything that suggests the reason for the season. Christian bookstores don't carry decorations, Lowe's told me on the phone that they had what I was looking for. When I got there, they had one 15-inch long cardboard thing that had a picture of a snowman and lettering that said "Merry Christmas." It was bent. Forget that.
So, I'm going to have a friend who makes lighted displays make me one for next year. I want a Christmas tree, outlined in green lights, with a gold star on top. Superimposed over that, I want a cross outlined in white lights, with "MERRY" in green letters on the horizontal piece, and "CHRISTMAS" in red letters on the vertical piece. The "R" in Christmas would remain red as it passes through the green "Merry." With the cross covering the tree, I believe that pretty much says it all.
Somehow I just can't imagine Andy wishing folks a Happy Winter Holiday, can you? Lord, what have we done?
Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32257:
floyd- i think the episode where andy kicks barney off the porch was the one barney was helping opie train and barney had andy push as hard as he could to show opie resistencetraining. mdc- have another couple of root beer floats on me, i always laugh at barney drowning his sorrows in rot beer floats- i'll tell you when i hAVE had enough, well if you don't sell it to me i'll just buy it somewhere else.ha. looks like the whole us is getting hit with bad weather again except alaska and arizona, we've had snow or snow flurries since dec i, it warms up to about 34 day time melts and refreezes early evening. talk about the big freeze. so good seeing everyone on the porch. please remember mamma bear in your prayers, she had 3 units of blood transfusion yesterday. about every 6 months , they've tested everything and can't find where her red blood cells a going. so if i post sporadic for awhile then you'll know why. prayers for each of you. pappa bear
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32258:
Good morning, all. Pappa bear, if they can't figure out where Mamma Bear's red blood cells are going, then I would assume they've tested to see if she's still making some? Surely they have. All red blood cells have a limited lifespan, and then die, but we don't notice it because more are being made all the time. Obviously, if the new supply is inadequate, the levels are going to drop as the old ones die off. I hope they find the problem soon!
The missionary to Mongolia and his wife were here for dinner, and we just had a grand time. They're both delightful, so energetic and funny. Nothing dour or gloomy about them! They have a high appreciation of life and God's blessings, and are extremely good company. We had a wonderful evening, and hope to do it again.
Well, as much as I hate to do it, I've got to go out for a while. I've got tons of things to wrap, but need, of all things, boxes! Little flat gift boxes. I bought a lot of cashmere and silk items in Mongolia and China, and now I need little boxes to put them in for wrapping. Dollar store, here I come!
Have a great day tomorrow, everyone. The music at church should be wonderful, and the message as well. We are so blessed with our pastor. He's never "as dry as dust."
Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32259:
Hey CT,me-they,floyd,Ro,Boo,MDC,AFD,goober,Rev,hazel.possum,hm,fred,TOM,slim,smh,ky,...we still dont hear from enough porchsters right here at Chirstmas,im gona finish up shopping with miss sherrry monday..here at work now till morning..lets go to McDonalds tonight!..well back in just a bit signed:SPOT the"got my red santa hat on" dog of your porch..lights are on!
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32260:
Hi all, and Merry Christmas.
Sorry I am not on here much. Geeze, it seems like I visited the porch more when I had to go use the library's computer. :)
Yesterday Kai and I took our weekly trip to visit her Grandparent's since Kai doesn't have school on Fridays. I thought it would be a nice idea if we got a Christmas present for Kai's best friend(from her old school in the town where we just moved from). So we got the gifts(Kai picked them out and picked out the wrapping paper), and later I called her friend's mom to see if it would be ok if we came out and dropped off the presents. She said sure, but her daughter was at her Grandma's right now and she was hoping maybe she'll be back at 3pm and do I want to call back at that time. I said fine and so a little bit after 3pm I called and got no answer. So I waited 10 minutes and called again and still didn't get an answer. Now it was getting near 3:30 and I knew we would be having to leave to go back home soon, so I just said to Kai that we will just go out there as her friend's mom was probably just going to pick her up and might be back when we get out there.
So we drive out to her house and no-one is home. I had forgotten to go to the bank so I figure we can go do that and then drive out one more time and see if they are back yet.
Well, when we got back they still weren't there and I said to Kai that we have to leave and that we will see them some other time. Well, on the way back to the car Kai's walking slowed, and then stopped. I couldn't see her face because of her hat, and when I bent down to ask what was wrong I saw tears streaming down her face.
She hadn't seen her friend(whom she still says is her best friend) for a few weeks and I guess she really wanted to see her. She even didn't make a fuss before when I told her we don't have time to stay very long.
But it just broke my heart to see her crying because I know it broke hers that she couldn't see her best friend. I told her we will come down sometime later this week before Christmas and take the presents down then.
I called my mom to tell her(and to try to get her to cheer Kai up), and she gave me the idea that maybe Kai's Friend's mom was trying to wean those two off of each other, due to the distance we live now and the kids having new friends, etc. That thought that she was giving me a hint had occurred to me, but when I think about it I just can't see it. Not when the times we have had the two kids together in the past, they(Kai's friend's parents) always spoke of Kai coming over for a slumber party; and taking Kai camping with them when they go; and other things like that. None of which we have done yet, but they do offer.
So, am I(and my mom) reading more into this than I should, or should I ask her directly if she doesn't want Kai to play with her daughter anymore? I hope that isn't the case.
Anyway, hope you all are having a great Christmas season! My MIL is up for a whole week so you know how mine is going.;)
Loved the pet diaries there, Goober! :)
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32261:
Woah! Sorry about the novel.
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32262:
Sterling - I wouldn't take it personally yet. . .sometimes things happen beyond our control. Call the mom and ask her if you could arrange for a time to come out again. Maybe you could meet at McD's or something. . .that way, if they don't show. . . then you know there is a problem.
Been a busy day. . .time for bed.
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32263:
I agree with homemaker,Sterling. When you do get her on the phone, you might gently mention that you were concerned when you were unable to make contact, worried that something might have happened to one of them. Don't ladle on the guilt, but a gentle hint will let her know that her behavior was rude, and that Kai was hurt. Of course, there's the possibility that something really DID happen, but more likely she just got busy shopping and such. I'd make one more attempt, and if she pulls the same thing again, then just let it go, and explain to Kai as gently as you can that she probably won't see her friend anymore.
One of my backyard lighted deer is standing on two legs! The lights on the other two are not working, thanks to a busy little squirrel. Every year, a squirrel singles out one light socket on one deer, and will not leave the bulb in that socket. Sometimes he just drops the bulb beside the deer, other times he apparently carries it off because I can't find it, but it's always the same bulb, same socket. Go figure. Goofy little things.
Yep, I'm heading for the ironing board, too. The Plum is already there, all cuddled down on top of my pillow. She'll growl when I make her move, but it's no threat, just a grumble. Another goofy little thing.
Have a great Sunday, friends. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." - Andy to Mooney/Davis.
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32264:
Sterling, I agree with Homemaker. Give 'em another try. People are busy this time of year. I can't imagine a mom not wanting the two girls to be friends anymore. Try again. Good luck.
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32265:
We were posting at the same time, Romeena. Hey to the Plum.
Alright, 3! Watch it!
December 17, 2005 - Msg 32266:
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
MAYBE NEXT WILL TRUE OUT TO BE JUST AS GOOD FOR EVERYONE.
CHARLOTTER TUCKER NO WRIGLEEY DISCONTINUED THEOUTER WRAPPERS. THIS DECISION WAS MADE TO HELP ELIMINAT THE LITTER THAT CAN BE CAUSED BY THE FORMER PACKAGING DESIGN.
BUT I CAN USED OTHER BRONDS WRAPPERS ON IT.
EVERYONE SAID THAT WOULD HELP MY FOUND THIM BUT ON ONE HAD DONE SO.
RO HAVE YOUR HEARD FROM DON IF SO TELLL HIM MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR ME PLEASE.
( SUN SET )
I;LL TELL YOU HOW THE SUSET,
AS SHADOWS MARCHED IN LINES.
AND GOD SENT WEST HIS RAINBOWS
A COLOR AT A TIME.
THE HILLS PUT ON THEIR BLANKETS,
THE HAWK AND CROW WERE DONE
AND AS I SAID SOFTLY IN TWILINGS
SEE YOU TOMORROW,SUN.
I SAT OUT IN THE DARKNESS,
AND FELT THE DEW DROPS FALL,
I WATCHED THE MOON RISEIN ITS PLACE
I HEARD THE NIGHT BIRDS CALL.
GOD'S WORLD, IN PERFECT ORDER,
IN LINE, ONE AFTER ONE
MAY I BE IN ACCORDANCE,
ON MY LAST SETTING SUN.
PRAYER FOR ALL.