November 18, 2008 - Msg 68053:
My oh my Romeena and Salty Dog, I could be on that box til the cows come home!
BOO- I think it's time to dust off the Goodyear Christmas records, and ASA, some Manheim Steamroller! ha
Ro, Hazel, Mavis,Tom,etc--I could never get a "Barney cut" with all that smelly stuff. Fills my ofactories right up and i get a splitting headache. My wife graciously gave up all purfumes for ME. She is one in a mil.
BTW, didnt it dawn on Opie that the perfume in the bottle that he broke didnt have any scent to it?? ha
I see that BO and McMaverick met yesterday. it all gets curiouser and curiouser.
Prayers for all, esp. California.
Boo, prayers for jenifer and most definitely
on Monday nights for you all.

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68054:
Wow, I swept me off my feet! ha

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68055: Sophisticated? Maybe in the way Goober is sophisticated. There is a good article in Pluggedin-online this month about this topic. All interested can check it out.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68056: Right, I wish they would bring back some of the really good, old black and white shows like Ozzie and Harriet, The Donna Reed Show, Life of Riley, Dennis the Menace, The Rifleman, and boy, would I like to see The Courtship of Eddie's Father in syndication on some channel. There are so many to choose from, I wonder why they keep showing the same stuff over and over...sorry folks, but I am sick and tired of Beverly Hillbillies and I Love Lucy.

Speaking of teen shows, Salty, did you ever see "My Super Sweet 16"..I think it comes on MTV?? Not sure, but it is really sickening to see how some wealthy folks are raising their over-indulged, disrespectful, spoiled-rotten, self-centered daughters! Horrors!

I was thinking about how many parents work and leave their teens home alone unsupervised for hours. What are they watching on TV or the internet? I heard someone say (I think it was here on the porch), that they thought it was as important to supervise young teens as very young children during those after-school hours. I read an article once about how many teen girls become pregnant during those hours after school and before parents get home. Scary!


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68057:
ANDY: Barney, that dog is so dumb he couldn't find his own food dish.

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68058: HAHAHA, I had to laugh MDC...because I JUST dusted off the Goodyear records in the kidding! I was sorting through the books and straightening things and running the feather duster over everything, including those records. I am going to have to actually break them out soon. I am now trying to tidy up and de-clutter to get ready for Thanksgiving and then Christmas decorating. Can't do much in this 1100Sq ft apartment with 5 people in it!

Thanks for those prayers, MDC, as always.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68059: troublecheck

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68060:
Wow boo, that's amazing! Believe it or not, sometimes, someone's name will pop into my head and so i pray for them, only to find out later that RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT they really needed it for whatever was happening to them! God does work in mysterious ways!!
Praise Him daily -Psalm 84:4

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68061:
I just viewed the photos.
Our Floyd really LOOKS LIKE Floyd Lawson! wow.
Good trim Romeena, but really, you know what
the moonshine girls would say about a lady in a barber shop! ha
Laci is a treasha! Possum you two are in my prayers! She's really growing up fast!

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68062: Thanks, MDC, glad you enjoyed the photos. It was a difficult venue for getting decent pictures - the lighting wasn't good in most places. Also, I was getting used to a new camera. Never mind that I'm also a terrible photographer.

By the way, this is probably totally unnecessary, but just in case someone hasn't discovered this fact - the pictures in the album are clickable, which will enlarge them to good viewing size. Those little thumbnails don't show you much.

Well, guess I'll go try to catch a little nap, as I have to work tonight. Poor Starr, she will not be a happy puppy when I start putting that uniform on. She recognizes it, and will grab hold of my pantlegs and try to keep me from putting them on. She will also run off with my socks! Poor baby.

Be blessed, all. --Romeena

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68063: Believe it or not,no trouble here (that's for whoever is running that troublecheck) just been busy & I'm tired. Things are getting better.Will have Laci thru Thurs.Will catch up with the Porch when possible. Love to all!

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68064:
Possum, glad things are calmer today.
BTW, when all the dust settles,
can I get the movie rights? ha
Just had to rib you a little bit,
but I know it is still a serious situation.
Laci is a doll!

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68065:
I know, I gotta wait for the official verification.

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68066: Hey to the porch! I spent the entire morning in the courthouse waiting for my name to be called for a 10:30 docket, which they didn't even start until 11:00. Another wasted day around here, I swear if I'm going to waste a day, I'd rather do it they way I want to! I had a credit card I paid off back in May '07 & the jerks with that company kept telling me I hadn't paid it, never mind I faxed them the copies (3 times even) of the receipt, showing that they cashed to check that was sent to them, AND that I had filed a complaint with the dispute department, which also needed the info faxed to them, they still insisted I owed them $1300 or so. Well, after much arguing on the phone with people I couldn't even understand, much less know they understood me, I finally told them to do what they had to do when they threatened me with an attorney. So here we are 1.5 years later & they are filing a complaint. So off to court I go with my receipts & information in hand & what does the judge do? Set a date for trial because I am contesting it! So now, another day will be lost in Jan over a bill that I paid in full back in May '07! What a pain in the pa-tootie!
There were quite a few other people there because they owed someone money (that's all they were calling up to the judge) & I was so surprised at the way these folks were dressed & how they behaved. Most of them had dirty old blue jeans on, a couple of women had nasty old sweatpants & sweat shirts on. There were only 2 or 3 that said "Yes, Sir" or "No, Sir" when the judge questioned them, most of them would say "Yeah" or grunt "huh" if they didn't understand him. I was taught you are supposed to respect the court & the judge, with your dress & your words, & your demeanor, guess that doesn't matter anymore. I was appalled. One woman even went up there with her hair in curlers & a handkerchief wrapped around them!
Anyway, I'm home now, getting ready to make a big ol' pot of Spaghetti, so ya'll get yer plates or bowls & head on over, most of our eatin' ware is packed up so you'll have to bring your own. hm will you bring the meatballs? Ro we'll send some to the hospital for you & we'll brown truck some to Rev.
Later taters,

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68067: Oh, almost forgot, the pictures in the album are great Ro everybody looked like they had a ball, and good grief is Laci growing like a weed! What are you feeding that child possum?

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68068: Aw, POSSUM, Laci's a cutie pie.

Looks like you had a good time, ROMEENA. Didn't see too much of Isaac the bartender, did ya? ;)

MAVIS: If you were in District Court, it was probably a "civil" day. Usually, cases are broken down into civil, criminal, and traffic sections and scheduled accordingly. Rent court is sometimes separated out, too. That's probably why it seemed like so many people owing money; it was all civil lawsuits.

See y'all manana. (How do you do a tilda, anyway?)


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68069: Well I'm glad it aint just me who feels the same way about the TV stuff now days. Boo I saw an episode of the Super Sweet 16 show, and it was unreal at what the parents did for those kids, not to mention the attitudes of the kids receiving all that stuff. And I gotta agree with you Ro, on the scrubs issue too. I watched about a half an ep of ER back when it first came on, and it was just so wrong that I never watched it again. Was watching two of the Dr's trying to do CPR on some patient and I was just shaking my head over it. I guess I shouldn't be so picky though. Mavis, you and I are on the same wavelength girl I'm having Spaghetti tonight too! Gonna be a cold one, so a big ol bowl is gonna be good. It's already down in the 20's and it's not even dark yet. See ya'll later on--Salty Dog

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68070: Oh and btw... Ro, where would I go to see the pictures you've got up of your cruise?? I think I Must have missed that somewhere along the way.. Thanks Salty D

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68071:
Hey Salty Dog, she's heading for work, so here ya go (I'll put it on one line so you can copy and paste.)
Then go to the "Porchsters" area and have a gander at our whole gaggle! (:
MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

APB for Charlene Darling!!

November 18, 2008 - Msg 68072: Thanks for sharing the cruise pics, Romeena. Boy, that red-headed kid sure looks like Opie and I never realized what a good-looking guy our Floyd is...real purty man.

M-T, I wish someone would show us how to do a tilda..I have wondered how, myself. Anyone know? I think I was trying to type pinata once and it just does not look right.

Good luck in court, Mavis (what a pain).

Have to go see if MIL needs help with dinner...looks like she is frying eggplant.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68073: Oh, forgot to mention Laci, sweet girl! We need more pictures of her, Possum, and I like to see her in her glasses, too.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68074: ...not YOU, Mavis. You're not the pain...I mean having to go to court over something like that is a pain.


November 18, 2008 - Msg 68075: Hey Romeena, Thanks for posting your photos. I'll do the same with the ones that Jan took soon. If anyone wants to see photos from the first two Mayberry cruises, drop by and you can see the 2006 & 2007 photos.

Thanks for the kind words about "Floyd" as well. Hope some of you can make it on the cruise next time. Lastly...the first interview with one of the Tribute artist (done on the Mayberry Cruise) will be in tonights episode of Two Chairs No Waiting podcast


November 19, 2008 - Msg 68076: Hey Floyd!

I want to listen to more of the 2 chairs no waiting, but can't find the time! I need to watch the Man In A Hurry episode again, I guess.

I've got a questions for you more knowledgeable porchsters:
Was actor Burgess Meredith related to Mayberry's own Cheerio Meredith (Emma Brand/Watson)?

Just wonderings late in the night.
But it is more legal than makin' moonshine!

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68077: I have no idea, Chuch...sorry.

Good morning, everyone. It is in the 40's here this morning, with a bit of fog. How is the weather where you are?

I'm thinking it might be time to start the Thanksgiving memories since Thanksgiving is a week away. Who wants to start?

Took the kids to the movies last night (free popcorn night) and we saw Matagascar 2 and I have to say it was much better than the first one. Pretty funny, actually...clever stuff. It kept Sean and me more entertained than it did Erin, I think. Some of the humor was probably over little one's heads, but not ugly stuff. Good, clean fun, as I recall. The voice of one of the main characters was done by the late Bernie Mac, which was sad. I'm telling you, though, there was this "bad guy" lion who was done by Alec Baldwin and it was perfect! That cartoon even looked and acted like him...funny.

Well, better finish the coffee and get the kids going in the right direction. Since the recent time change, I have to crawl out of bed and it seems to take me 30 minutes to get my eyes open.


November 19, 2008 - Msg 68078: Good Morning everyone! Thanks MDC for that link. Ro, you did a lot of work on that photo album. It's so nice to finally put a face to go with the names on here! Floyd, you really do look like Floyd!! Great job guys! Ya'll have a good day--Salty Dog

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68079: Good morning, all. Glad you're enjoying the album, it's really no trouble, actually kinda fun. As for Floyd looking like the real Floyd, you are so right, the resemblance is remarkable, but only when he's in character. Yep, when he takes off that jacket and tie, and is just being himself, you would never, ever, look at him and think he looks like the real Floyd. It's not all in the clothes, though, because he can just switch to being Floyd in the middle of a conversation. It's startling! Opie does look like Opie, all the time. You could see him on the street and think "That kid looks like Opie!" He's a very pleasant and nice young feller, too.

The whole cruise is loads of fun. If you're interested, call Sharon at 1-800-832-7993 and ask for the particulars regarding next year's event. They're taking reservations and deposits now, in order to secure the rooms. I believe the schedule for next year includes Nassau and Key West - not positive, but I think that's right. The price is right, and you'll have a great time.

Well, I'm beat to the socks, and my bed is calling me. I'll be back later on. --Romeena

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68080: Have a good rest, Romeena.

I was just on a website I wanted to pass on to help get us in the holiday spirit. If you go to, you can watch clips from their "Top Ten Christmas Movies". It's kind of fun. I didn't agree with every one of the top ten, but it was fun to watch.


November 19, 2008 - Msg 68081: Good morning everyone.

I'll have to check that out, BOO. Most of my Thanksgiving memories have to do with me loosening my belt and deciding I know how that turkey must have felt...

And introducing Julie..I mean ROMEENA...our cruise director...

See y'all at lunch. Let's have shrimp.

"That IS duck."

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68082: CHUCK: I did a quick check and couldn't find any relationship between Cheerio and Burgess Meredith. I did learn some interesting Burgess Meredith trivia, though; he was married to Paulette Goddard in the 40s, served as a captain during WWII, and was on the Hollywood blacklist by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 50s.


November 19, 2008 - Msg 68083: Yep, I know how that turkey feels, too M-T. One Thanksgiving memory I just had was the thanksgiving when I was in my 20's and we ate at my sister's. She did the cooking and it was a very cold day. We had a fire going and after dinner, we watched "A Christmas Story" (it was the first time I had ever seen it and loved it!). I remember that Bruce and I were both curled up together in the recliner together (we were both MUCH smaller in those days)!


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November 19, 2008 - Msg 68085: Ha! It works! ñah, ñah, ñah! Piñata, mañana, etc. Thank you, masked tilde poster.

I got some of the particulars about next year's cruise to Mayberry. The ports of call will be Nassau and Key West. The cost is about $525 for a double-occupancy waterside stateroom. I think, though am not positive, that interior (no porthole) rooms are a tad less. That $525 covers your room, meals, and gratuities while aboard the ship. Anything purchased in the shipboard shops or in the ports of call are on you. As cruises go, it's quite reasonable.

Sharon is accepting a $50 deposit now, and you can pay a little along the way, so with nearly a year to get it done, it's practically painless.

Those who live along the East coast, in driving distance of Jacksonville, have an advantage. For those in Texas, the midwest and the West coast, flying is probably the preferred option, and that of course adds to the cost. If you don't mind a long road trip, that could be fun, I guess.

I think it would be terrific if we could get a good group from the porch to go. I'll bet we could arrange to be seated together in the dining room, too. It just sounds like a lot of fun to me. You all please think about it.

Well, got to take little Starr to Dr. Mike for her shots and checkup. Poor baby. She'll be shaking like a leaf! --Romeena

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68086: Ok gang im at work now ...busy for some reason...hey to all possum,Ro,Boo,Rev,M-T,asa,Tom,hazel,auh20 and salty...buun busy at the dog house on the barn sounds funny but now im at work and it slows soen I can catch up..hey CHUCKI!...well have yall been eating?..ok..tonights menu: Beef pot roast with red taters,carrots,onions,maude slaw,rolls,greenbeans,corn on the cob,tea...ready at 6:30...prayers...SPOT

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68087: Well, I want to ask prayer for my church family, please. One of our youth killed himself today. We are a fairly small church and the youth members and youth workers are close. We will be meeting with the kids tonight and we could use your prayers. This particular boy, I may have mentioned before. His name was Aaron and he was a junior this year. About 2 years ago he came to church with a friend, and when the invitation to receive Christ was given, there he came. He was baptized soon after and got involved with the youth group. He was the kind of kid who was very lovable and all of us youth workers loved him. He was always ready with a hug and "Hey Miss Julie". Just one of those kids everybody liked. I know he had a turbulent past and his mom was not very supportive...she did come to his baptism but we never saw her after that. Aaron actually lived with another family in our church for awhile. He had been absent from church for a few months and one of the youth workers visited him and got no clue that anything was very wrong. I just got off the phone with her and she is having a terrible time, feeling like there may have been something more she could do. She is a very loving woman who reached out to Aaron more than anyone and he knew she was there (or any of us, for that matter). For some reason, he didn't reach out. I guess he just couldn't deal with life anymore. Such a sweet boy, and so many opportunities, and life left unlived. God help all involved. Thank you.


November 19, 2008 - Msg 68088:
Boo- I think Tilda used to work with Howard
in the county clerks office! haha
Who was that masked poster?
RO- thanks for the info. I sure sounds like fun,
and no election next year!
"Love, exciting and new..." haha
Spot- is "raising the roof" hey to spot!
Slow porch today, except for Chuck, rush rush rush. ha
prayers for all,

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68089:
Sorry boo, you slipped in there while i was posting.
My goodness yes indeed i will be praying.
What a tragic situation.
Prayers for all in your church.

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68090:
Boo- I forgot to tell you, not that it's real important at this point,
but just so i dont forget; if you are working in Word or Outlook, you can click on "Insert" and then on "symbols" to do that diacritical mark.

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68091: Prayers Boo..hey MDC...roof is on now its time for siding if the COLD will let up a bit...Asa,Rev,Tom check in...where is Mavis?..SPOT

November 19, 2008 - Msg 68092: Hey guys, Spot thanks for supper, it was sure good on a cold night! Boo, prayers for your church family. I went through a similiar situation awhile back and theres really nothing to say to make any sense of it. I'm so sorry for everyone involved. Hope everyone is well tonight I'm off to the ironing board gotta work early in the am. But I'll leave ya'll some coffee--Salty Dog

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68093: Hey Salty dog...late night tonight with no porch action....will check back later...SPOT

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68094: Me-They, thanks for looking. I tried too, but couldn't find anything.
I didn't know he play the penguin on the original Batman series, but he did.
Cheerio died in 1964, so that's why she never showed up in any more episode. I didn't know that either. She was a dear to watch. "I'm in my 40's and I'm not afraid to admit it."

Spot, be careful building that barn. How's she coming along?

Folks, I'm hitting the hay.

God Bless this porch. Amen.


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68095: Doing good CHUCK..just got COLD weather ...breakfast will be at Shoneys breakfast bar...Asa you drive...Possum ride with me...Asa and that Van are a wild ride...SPOT

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68096: Mornin' Y'all. Been busy w/Laci,haven't read the posts for a day or so,but Boo's post did catch my eye. Prayers for your church family and for that child's loved ones.That is so sad.
I'll be back when I can.Laci is supposed to go home with her mama later today.I've had her 7 straight days-24/7.Love her,but will sure be glad to sleep! Y'all take care-love to all.

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68097: Thanks for that info on Emma, Chuck. I didn't know she had died early in the series.

Well, when I got to church last night, there were lots of crying teenagers in the parking lot...some I knew, most I didn't (friends of Aaron). We all crowded into the youth room (35 of us) and we just tried to comfort the kids, let them talk and cry. It was pretty tough, because those poor kids were hurting so much. And all of them said the same thing, even his closest friend, "they had no clue that he was going to do it". He was the kids with the contiual smile on his face who always tried to make everyone else feel better. The poor kids were feeling so much guilt, like maybe they could have done something. I guess we all were. The boy had been absent from church for awhile and we let him slip through the cracks in our business. Thank you for your prayers.

Get some rest, Possum.


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68098: Hi All.
Will it look like this thanksgiving is mart end black for some of used.


Rivers of blessing flow through my heart
Like those which flow to the sea;
They Spring eternal in my breast
And reach to the depths of me.
Rivers of blessings! Rivers of blessings!
O Lord, my God, my Friend,
How can I ever thank you enough
For the rivers of blessings You send?


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68099: Thanks TOM, your poem reminds me to give thanks in every situation, as the bible says. Stay warm.


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68100: boo you welcome
I will stay warm some how.


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68101:
Another good one Tom!
For some reason tho, I just cannot get into the mood this year. Not sure if it's the election, the economy, the heat here (still high 80s), recent porch events, or all of the above.
But I am TRYING! I wish we could all meet at a cabin somewhere and get snowed in!
I do thank the Lord everyday for all he has done for us, and I ask His blessings on all porchsters.
Here's one for ya all: why did the big 3 auto CEOs flying to Washington in their private jets?
Do they really need my help? I own a Chevy and a Buick. Why can't the gov LOAN them money like they did Chrysler in the 80s? OK, that box goes bluey! God bless, prayers continue for boo's church family.
Andy: Maybe she's teacher's pet BECAUSE she gets good marks.

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68102: Hello, MDC- I'm here. Hope you are doing okay. I've been really busy with work and helping with grandsons. Please remember me in prayer, MDC.
Boo, I will be praying for the young people in your church. Losing a young person is devastating especially to teenagers who feel that they are not supposed to die young. I pray that God will comfort all involved.
Another cold day here in NC. Time to go to work. Blessings and prayers to the porchsters.

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68103: Boo, be prepared for some delayed reactions from some of those young folks. It's hard enough for us as adults to accept the finality of death. It took me about three years to get past hearing my husband's truck come into the garage, or the sound of his briefcase hitting his desk. There's just something in our hearts and brains that refuses to give up. That's even more true in the very young. They usually have no prior experience with death, and most things on TV or the movies has a happy ending, and their parents usually manage to bail them out of difficulties, so accepting that a friend really is gone and is not coming back is hard for them. Counseling right now is important, but it might be helpful again in a few months.

You didn't mention the means he chose to end his life, and you may have your reasons. I'm not asking. I would ask, though, whether it's possible that he might have been just experimenting, showing off, or trying to scare someone. In other words, did he really mean to end his life? That can be important for the kids to know. To do it intentionally is difficult to accept, but if the kids could see that he really didn't mean it, it could do two things. It could relieve some who may be feeling guilty for not picking up on clues and doing something about it. It could also be a potent warning to others who might be contemplating some melodramatic act of their own.

I recall a teenage patient from years ago who swallowed a whole bottle of Tylenol and then called her mother and told her what she had done. Her mom got her to the ED, and treatment began. For two days, we served that poor little girl a concoction every two hours, made up of Sprite and a generous dose of Mucomyst, which smells and tastes like rotten eggs. It would gag a buzzard. The girl admitted she never really thought the Tylenol would hurt her, she just wanted to scare her mother, who was insisting she break up with a sorry, scrofulous little boyfriend. Well, she scared her mom alright, and she also damaged her liver, which will be a problem for the rest of her life. Poor little airhead, and the worst part is, the boyfriend never even came to see her! Kids don't think like adults, and of course, some adults don't think like adults, either.

Well, I was up at six this morning, to attend a staff meeting at work, and now I'm thinking a nap would be nice. See you good folks later. --Romeena

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68104: Hey Gang back at work now.let me get started and I will be back with the supper menu...prayers...SPOT

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68105:
Ro- good advice!
Where has MeThey been?
I told Colt in a recent letter that we
would get the brown truck off the blocks and
ready for the run.
Pryeres continue. prayers for CD.

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68106: oops that was me- mdc

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68107: Hey MDC,Asa,Possum,Boo,Ro,Tom...ok supper menu:Cubed steak (pounded) and white gravy,freen beans,mash taters (kinda lumpy),white cream corn,Maude slaw,tea..cornbread,green onions and salsa for Romeena...Rev look for the here at work all night...prayers...SPOT

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68108: Goos afternoon everyone. Just a drive by from me today. I'm too busy to breath...

BOO: Tragic. Prayers for you and your church family.

CD: Paryers for you, too.

Heck, prayers all around. I hope to be able to visit more tomorrow.


November 20, 2008 - Msg 68109: Hey Spot whatsa "freen bean"? HA Thanks for supper. Boo prayers for your church family, that sounds pretty hard to deal with. I'm with Ro tho, I think I would check into whether it was intentional or not, it would help with the counseling.
Well, I'm off to the new house, gotta make sure the place has enough heat in it, only supposed to be 16 tonight, WAY too cold for me!
Later Taters, somebody pass the "freen beans" please. :)

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68110: Oh & hey to CD don't be such a stranger!

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68111:
Spot- i'm glad we stand right
there and watch you pound those steaks.
Can we byob also like at Morelli's?
OK, I feel like a moulage coming on. BO promised "change", but so far with his cabinet, all i see is the same old same old. Just my humble opin. There,I said it and I aint taking it back. Ya all have a good evening.

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68112: Mavis girl "freen" beans means there is no charge for supper!.its "freen"...MDC set that bottle on the back porch and we will sneek it in!...Mavis you been working on the house?..Maude where is that slaw?...Ga Tech football comes on at 7:30..Rev check and Asa...SPOT

November 20, 2008 - Msg 68113: Thank you for that advice, Ro (and for all of your prayers, everyone). All we have heard is that Aaron died alone in his home from a single gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy is pending. The authorities seem confindent that it was self-inflicted, but time will tell. I agree, it would be so much easier for the kids to deal if his death had been by some other means. There are so many unanswered questions. As I may have already mentioned, he had a trouble family life, though it wasn't obvious. He was a private person and only shared that with his closest friends. His friends had seen him that morning in school and he seemed fine, then I guess he went home for lunch and killed himself.


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68114: HI,i'M kY gIRLS daughter,I just thought I would stop by and say hi to everyone.I'm tryin to think of a porch name,what do you all think would be good?-ky kid

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68115: well,guess Icould stick with ky kid!

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68116: Sure Ky kid that would be old are you?...yall get ready for a GOOD mayberry night is about done here at work...home to sleep then back at 2 for 16 more then done till mid next week...wind is just a whupping here in ga...Possum you check in now ok...breakfast menu: 3 eggs your way,country ham,bisquits and gravy,grits,hashbrowns,toast and jelly,oj,coffee...and some bacon that bends in the middle for Romeena and oh-yea salsa...well prayers to all...freezing temps here in Ga...whew....SPOT

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68117: this is ky kid i am 13 years old do you have any kids?

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68118: Hey KY Kid. Great to meet you! I have a 13 year old son named Sean and a little girl named Erin, who is 7. They keep me VERY busy.

It is really chilly here this morning, and that is a good thing. It is probably in the 40's, which might seem like springtime to some of you in the North. To me, it's perfect.

I want to thank all of you again for your prayers. It is a tough time for my church family, but we will get through it. My pastor, Mark, has got the difficult job of trying to help the families involved, bless his heart. He will be a comfort to them. I will never forget all he did for me when Karen died. He is one of those genuine people. He loves folks but doesn't "act" religious, you know what I mean. He's just one of us, like a real brother and is ready to roll up his sleeves and help where he can. Anyway, I am feeling better today than yesterday, and I went out back last night and had a real good cry. I had been holding in alot of hurt lately and needed to get it out. I miss Karen so much and it still hurts to think about her, and I have been concerned about my friend Paul, and my parents. We did make the decision to move my parents out of their home to keep them safer and they are coming to terms with it. It is a painful thing to do, though, because it is hard for them. With the recent falls and such, and dad's confused state, it has to be. They will be moving in with St. Susan soon and Susan's son, Matt (Emily's dad) and his family will be moving in to the folks house to fix it up. It helps to know that family will continue to live in the house and I will be happy to have Matt and his family living near me. Anyway, seems like life just gets harder as the years go by. I have alot to rejoice in, though. If you think about it, just knowing that I belong to the Lord and that he is taking care of me is enough to rejoice about, no matter what happens in this life....which reminds me....where are those Thanksgiving memories, ya'll (do any of you think of Paula Deen when you hear me say "ya'll"?).

Erin has her thanksgiving lunch at school today and I am supposed to eat with her, so I need to go fix the corn I was appointed to make and get Erin up for school. Blessings,


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68119: Well, I guess I will get you started...I could tell my story again about my friend Deenie and how she re-hydrated her thanksgiving turkey. Do ya'll remember that one? Deenie was a nurse friend of mine, and one thanksgiving, when she was young, she and her sister were responsible for making the turkey for the relatives. It was the first time, and they decided to slow-cook it overnight. They were so worried about doing right that they decided to stay awake and watch over it. Well, of course the fell asleep sometime in the middle of the night and overslept. When they checked the bird, it looked dehydrated from being in the oven so long! The relatives would be coming soon and they were in a panic. Deenie happened to have some hospital supplies on hand and she had the idea that she would re-hydrate the bird with some D5W IV solution. She hooked up the tubing and stuck the IV in the bird and filled it with the IV solution and put it back in the oven to warm up. Well, it worked and everyone at the table went on and on about how moist the turkey was! They didn't even know what had happened.


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68120: Mornin' y'all! Had a good night's sleep.
Mavis,I'm with you on that stinking perfume-I know that Vanilla junk-it reeks! I took my mom to the doctor a month or so ago,sat down next to a lady,and immediately got a whiff of her strong stinky perfume and just jumped up and moved! I did tell her that I had allergies and her perfume would bother me. People need to get a clue! I usually wear lavender-it's light and so far hasn't repulsed anyone! But stuff like Shalimar and there's one by Avon called "Far Away" or something like that-too strong,too stinky!
Well,gonna get caught up on a few things around the rock,so I'd better go for now. Y'all have a good day!
P.S. I'd watch out eating Spot's "freen" beans- remember he eats with Martians sometimes- sounds like some type of Martian cooking to me!
possum under a rock

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68121: it cold here this morning to, we got snow- ky kid

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68122: You got snow, KyKid?!! Lucky you!

Hey Possum, the perfume that really bothers me is that Este' Lauder "Youth Dew". Do you know that one? Very heavy scent, usually worn by elderly ladies who shop at high-end department stores...(no offense to anyone who wears Youth Dew).

Lots to do my thanksgiving shopping done and am making some soup. Need to get ready for Erin's school thanksgiving lunch, too. We got news today that Aaron's visitation is at 4pm, and funeral tomorrow at 11am. Better go...


Where is everybody, anyway? You would think it was the weekend.

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68123: Yep,boo,that "Youth Dew" is a stinker too! I remember a few years ago Mr.Possum gave me Elizabeth Taylor's "White Diamonds". Well, I could not wear that stuff- I told him thanks,but it was too strong and made me smell like a little old rich white lady in church! If you've ever sat next to one with that strong perfume on,you'll know exactly what I meant! I was talking with some girlfriends of mine about perfume a few years back when I was still working and they thought that was the funniest thing. They are black and said they loved "White Diamonds"-give it to them because they didn't mind smelling like rich old white church ladies!
I've got a funeral tomorrow too. A dear older black lady friend of our family passed after a short battle with cancer. Sure will miss Karen (pronounced Ka-REEN). She was a character!
See y'all later.. possum

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68124:
A turkey with ringers! ha Good one boo!
That actually made me chuckle.
I don't really have any stories other than how,
as a kid,I remember that great aroma coming from the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning.
I do recall that my mom used to put a piece of cotton "t-shirt" on top of the bird as it cooked,
and would do the basting right over the bird's little T. Funny the things remembered.
Also, how she would use her good silverware that day and Christmas. I now have it, still in the nice lined box. I think it's calld Rogers 1881 International silverware. Not made in 1881, that's just part of the name. Great for eating "freen beans!" ha
Boo, my prayers continue for you and the whole situation, and that of your folks to. Thank God for St Susan, eh?
God bless,
Andy: You are a bird in this world!

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68125: First of all Boo - I am so sorry for the loss in your youth group. Prayers for you and the other youth leaders.

They are FINALLY working on the foundation today - this contractor (like many) has too many irons in the fire or too many jobs to keep track of. The house might get set next week so we should be in it for our Christmas morning. Jesse was hoping for his birthday which is Dec 5 but it looks doubtful.

I am sorry for the sporadic behavior.


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68126:
Everyone must have watched "Man in a Hurry" last night. Very slow on the porch today.
Hey spot, The guest preacher has a recipe called "breen beans." ha
This may be my last post for TODAY, as i am leaving work a little early.
Prayers for all!

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68127: Ky girl I have a son 17 and a girl 10..hey possum,boo,MDC,Rev,To, and all..let me get settled in here at work....back with supper...SPOT

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68128: Mayberry Supper Time Menu: Baked Flounder stuffed with cream spinach,asparagus tips in garlic butter,red oven roasted red potato wedges with parsley flakes,garden fresh salad,h2,tea,rolls....umm...ok kinda upety but heck its firday!....prayers...Asa wear a bib with the stuffing and all....SPOT

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68129: Spot, my dear fellow YOUT-will you have my supper delivered? It's just too ding dang cold to come out from under my rock! That wind is brutal!
possum under a rock

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68130: Howdy, all. Cool here in north Texas, too. 49 degrees, was 39 this morning. Sure is pretty out there, though.

All my (un)lighted deer are in the back yard, just not set up and lighted yet. Ted put them back there for me, now all I have to do is set them up and arrange them, and get power to them. That's easy, as over the years Ted has installed power outlets all over the place, so I have to use very few extension cords. Sure makes it simpler! I just hope all their lights work, and don't give me a hard time.

Went to lunch and then moused around a bit with Eloise today. I love a day like this, with nothing that really has to be done.

Prayers for my grandson, please. He's fifteen, and a few weeks ago he demolished the ACL and tore the meniscus in his knee, playing football. I think I told you about it when it happened. Anyway, on Monday at 1 pm he's having surgery to repair all of that stuff. His mom, my daughter, is really on edge about it, worried more ab out the anesthesia than anything else, I think, so please pray for peace of mind for her, too.

Well, guess I'll go play with little Starr. She is poking at me, trying to get my attention, the spoiled little thing. Be blessed, everyone! --Romeena

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68131: Good evening everyone. (Boy, that makes me sound like Count Dracula, or at least Count Chocula.) I have been so busy at work these last few days I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I just have a few minutes until I need to shoot out to a work-related event, so I wanted to say hello. I caught up on the archives as best as I could. Prayers for all who requested them. So much misery in this world, but we have so much to still be thankful for: friends, family, good health, and pep (hehe), and, of course, the Big Guy.

Take care and I'll see you Monday. (Which, I hope, will NOT be "coming down.")

(Who has time for voice lessons?!?)

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68132: It's been spitting snow here all day, ROMEEENA. Didn't see you there. Prayers for your grandson.


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68133: Hello Porch!
Asa, just got to thinking about you and was wondering if you got to play any golf this past summer? I have played a game all year.
Can't wait til next week when our son/DIL and grandson come up for Thanksgiving.
Hope everyone here has a blessed Thanksgiving.
But I'm sure I'll stop back by several times before then.

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68134: Yout Possum I will slide you a fish dinner plate under yer rock...going down to 23 here tonight...hey CHUCK I did not to get to play as much golf as I wanted to this year...had a couple of company tournaments...hey M-T..prayers Lady Romeena..can you make some tarter sauce for the fish tonight?and prayers for your grandson..Maude bring some slaw?...slow here at work...gona get back to work on the barn tomorrow when it gets in the 50"s I hope..get off at 6am then off till wed..back in a bit...SPOT

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68135: any of you have bad snow ? ky kid

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68136:

"It would gag a buzzard."

Bwahahahaaa!! Now that's bad. Thanks for making my day, Romeena.

Back to catching up....


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68137:

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68138: what ar you all doing -ky kid

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68139: Well, KY Kid, I just had my shower and am settling in for the night. It's been a long day! I actually went to the grocery store twice...(yuck). I just had a little leftover rice pudding. Do you like rice pudding? It's real "comfort food", as they call it.

Well, the visitation for Aaron was not as hard as I thought it would be. I felt terribly sorry for the family, but there was a very big turn out of kids from the high school and Aaron's mom got lots of hugs. They had slide showing of pictures of Aaron when he was a baby and a little boy and he was the cutest little boy. It was pretty heart-wrenching. So hard to get you mind around something so beautiful and sweet being gone. I did hear that (not positive if it is true) that Aaron had an argument with his dad and dad told him he was "no good, would never amount to anything". I hope for the dad's sake that it isn't true. I also found out that he had a recent break-up with a girlfriend. So, we will get through the funeral tomorrow and then help the kids in the group deal with their grief. I forgot to mention that Karen's boy, Zach was a pretty good friend of Aaron and took it really badly. I'm sure it brought up alot of terrible memories of his mom's death. Please remember Zach with a prayer.

Think I will think about heading off to bed. I am pretty tired.


November 21, 2008 - Msg 68140: thank you all for posting to my daughter, it sure has made her day-ky girl

November 21, 2008 - Msg 68141:
Hello porch family....COLD here in SC. Supose to be 19 Sunday morning. brrr

Boo... that is so sad about the young boy. Prayers for all the family and friends.

Chuck.....I know you'll enjoy your families visit next week. Have fun!

Ky Kid.....welcome to the porch. So glad you stopped in. I have a daughter also. She's in college.

Spot...thought about you the other night when I was coming through Atlanta. I was coming down I-75 to get on I-85. Could you hear me blowing my horn?

Ro....The cruise pics are really good. Sure looks like fun.

MDC....gas has been cheaper out your way so what's the price now? We are at $1.84

Well gang I'm going to bed. Prayers for all the porch family. Jesus loves you!

November 22, 2008 - Msg 68142: Well I just be dipped..Rev you were about 20 min. from the dog house at the 75-85 about 15 min north up 75 then 12 miles out in the country!...I do think I heard a horn,was it an aooooga?..or Dixie?....Ky kid we aint had no snow here yet but may this weekend (just a dusting)..then a warming spell...hey my friend Boo...HM how is the concret coming along?.....well let me get my reports ran...SPOT

November 22, 2008 - Msg 68143: Wake up gang!..looking outside at the temp its 24.7 here in Ga! start off its a good HOT bowl of Oat meal!..sausage links and scrambled eggs,toast and butter and grape jelly..and HOT Coffee!...hope it warms up to a good working weather so my Pop and I can get the gables closed in on the barn should...upper 40"s is good working weather for us...well im off at 6 till next wed night at 10...will check in from the Dog house..possum mail if ya need to girl and Romeena keep little starr warm...Got Opie a Nice warm inclosed bed on the front porch and he loves it..want stay inside...Otis just piles up in his Dog house and snoozes..its amazing like this morning when I get home I will feed them and when they come to eat they will be just as warm....animal body heat contained I guess...Im getting old and I loose mine!..well Mavis and Maude take care..Rev look for the truck and Tom stay ya porch and prayers...your buddy...SPOT