January 21, 2018 - Msg 109029: Romeena-You are so right about security not being safe any where. I received a notice from two past Health Companies in the mail telling me that all my information was hacked. Then when I called them the lady said we did not give out your health information. I told her I care about my social security number, name, birthdate, address. And that is what was hacked. It has been a headache and worries for me. And I received notices from both health companies within a month. When I talked with the bank they told me this is so common now. They have people coming in every day with the same issues. And it was not anything I did wrong, it was who I had my health program through. Who would know that a company would send you a notice years later.

January 21, 2018 - Msg 109030: Next time I will have Barney and Andy handle it for me.

January 21, 2018 - Msg 109031: Another good sweep Frankie. But you were to stop all that work and just sit on the fence! ha
ASA--have you ever tried the old bread in the pipe trick? Just a tought.
RO, PH and ALL-- when you see "https" at the start of the address line, I heard that the "s" stands for "secure" or "secure site." I'm not sure how true it is, but I have heard that.
RO_ Could you take a short walk up and down your street? Maybe wear a scarf high up. At least you would get out a for bit. Maybe go thru a drive thru for some fast food to get out. As long as you're not on the strong meds that is.
Prayers continue for Bruce, Ro, and others ailing. Our sermon today was on becoming fishers of men. Or as St. Francis said it... Preach always, and use words if you have to." :)

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109032:
MDC, regarding your question about what the "s" stands for in "https", check out https://tinyurl.com/y7fc39m3 for a detailed explanation.

Frankie, isn't it ironic how we as individuals are reminded how careful we need to be about giving out personal information when there are many businesses who don't use adequate security to protect their customer's stored personal information?

from Poor Horatio

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109033: MDC...I’m guessing Asa knows that trick, it’s one of the first lessons you learn as a “soldering soldier” ...Lol
I remember back in my “Rookie” days, I went on a job to install a hot water tank with one of the “Old Timers” we couldn’t get the solder to take because the shut off wouldn’t hold...Old Beetle Baily (As we called him) sent me upstairs to ask for a slice of bread, me being a “Rookie” I just thought it was a hazing writ of passage trick but I did it anyway. I told the lady “Don’t ask me why, but I need a slice of bread!”...She gave me a funny look as she gave me the bread. I was alway taught to respect my elders, so YES, I did just did “Schooled!”...Lol

I recall the same reaction from my Son when I was teaching him plumbing too..Go Figure!..Old School Baby! Amen Asa?


January 22, 2018 - Msg 109034: “Get Schooled” ....That is....;)

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109035: Afternoon all.

Yep, I have heard of the bread in pipe idea before MDC and GF, but have never tried it. I have used PH's idea of using the torch to try and dry it out with limited success. Heat seems to draw the water to it and it is really frustrating to prep a joint to solder, and then try and do it to only have it ruined by water arriving on the scene. As GF will tell you, having a perfectly clean joint with flux on it is critical for a good solder job.

Thanks for the link PH. It is irritating to see and think about all your info being available out there. Ro, I worry about those "skimmers" everytime I fuel up because I use my Debit card. Pretty frustrating.

Nice sweeping job Frankie. You used a fine tooth broom I see. :)

Well my Monday is about done and that's good with me. Wasn't a good day. Got in an argument with one of our Contractors about troubleshooting a control he did wrong. He was doing every dance in the world to try and pass the buck. I finally told him to go pound sand and just fix the thing right. I declare, I don't know how some folks can sleep at night.


January 22, 2018 - Msg 109036: Poor Horatio- Nice link with good information on there. I almost forgot, I received a letter from Equifax also.
Asa, MDC-I surprised myself with the sweep. I am getting this sweeping down. Barney would be happy. I don't want him to give me a ticket.

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109037: Yep Asa, in the soldering world cleanliness is next to godliness as they say in the plumbers prayer 🙏🏻...G-F

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109038: Good evening, porch. Asa, a few people have asked me why I bother with a gasoline card, when I use it so seldom. It's not unusual for a tank of gas to last me a month. My usual payment each month, which clears the whole balance, is about $40. I've carried that card for years and I don't recall ever paying a cent of interest on it. I just carry it mostly so I don't have to go in the building to pay. I'm never more than about three feet from my car. I'm not too sure about all those "skimmer" stories, whether they really exist, but if they do, they won't get my bank account number or anything else, all they'll get is my gasoline card number, which at my request has a very low limit on it. Can't hurt me too bad.

Actually, a stolen card being misused is the least of my worries. I carry two major cards, and both of them will call me immediately if they see any unusual activity. It's for their own protection, of course, but it protects me at the same time. I'm not liable for any charges made by anyone else, such as with a stolen card number. I think I told you that I got a call a few weeks ago, when the charge for the two little dog toys I ordered hit my card. A little $12 charge from China, and the card issuer called me to verify it! (I'm beginning to learn how the song 'A Slow Boat to China' became popular. Those toys still haven't arrived.) No, rather than the cards, it's the home-grown petty crooks that worry me. That sweet-faced little girl in your doctor's office? She may have no access at all to your medical records, but she doesn't care about that. She does have access to your personal information - date of birth, SS#, address, phone number, etc., and there's a ready market out there, all set to pay her for a list. A simple surveillance camera in the offices would eliminate a lot of her opportunities, and maybe they're being used, but I'm pretty sure that's where my tax ID thief got my information. Or maybe not - I'll never know.

Guess I'll go scare up some supper. Actually, I ordered Chinese last night from my favorite Chinese delivery source, and I've still got most of it. For $20, I received two big bowls (each at least a pint) of hot and sour soup, two egg rolls, and a huge container of shredded pork with garlic sauce and a bowl of brown rice. I ate one bowl of soup, both egg rolls, and never even opened the main dish. So, tonight, I have a bowl of soup, and maybe a third of the shredded pork dish. Tomorrow for lunch and possibly even dinner, I'll finish off the rest of it. So, three and maybe four meals out of a $20 delivery - not a bad deal. A big plus is the sweet little old guy who delivers it. He could have stepped out of a Chinese caricature. About five feet tall, Big toothy smile, crinkled round face, little bird-like motions, quick little bows every few seconds, and "Thank you, rady" with each bow. It's like he practices! Last month you should have heard him trying to explain that he was giving me a "carendar" for Christmas. A nice calendar it was, too, with pictures of the Chinese zodiac animals on it. He's delightful, and he gets a nice tip, of course. The food is very good, delivery is prompt, and the driver is cute as a little bug. I order about once a month.

Good night, porch. Sweet dreams, and a good day for each of you tomorrow! --Romeena

January 22, 2018 - Msg 109039: That would be great to have a good Chinese place that delivers, complete with an authentic Chinese delivery man, Ro. We have some very bad Chinese food here locally, and the one place that was decent went out of business after hurricane Harvey.

Been a busy day. I had to go into town today to run some errands, so I took Sean to his first day of his college computer class. I dropped him off so he wouldn't have to search for parking, then I went and returned a shirt for Bruce at JC Penney. Susan bought him a really nice Izod polo shirt in a beautiful royal blue color, but it was a size too small. Luckily they had the same shirt in a larger size so I exchanged that and then found myself gravitating to the clearance area of the women's clothing. I haven't shopped for clothes in a year but since I have lost the 50 pounds or more now, I don't have much left to wear. I didn't want to buy clothes to only have to buy more later, as I continue to lose, but I found a couple of good buys. I bought 2 pair of capri pants, a really groovy peasant blouse, and a dress. The dress looks like of like something from the 60s and I love it...the best part..it was marked down to 20 dollars. Anyway, it is nice to be able to buy smaller sizes and actually buy something that looks good instead of buying something that "isn't so bad". I also got my hair cut, so I am feeling more spiffy. Bruce wants to take me out this weekend but I am working. Honestly, I have been pretty miffed at him this week and have had to hold my tongue. I know he has been really sick and so tired from all he has been through at work, but he has been a real crank. He apologized to me twice and said he knows he has been a "b*tt," and I'm not arguing with him. haha I forgive him, of course, but it is still a pain to deal with. When he gets sick, he needs to just be put to bed and fed with a stick.

Sean's computer class is a doozie. Poor kid cant catch a break. At least his dad can help him with it. I helped him with the math, Bruce can help him with the computer stuff.

I have had a few days off and have been catching up the laundry and changing sheets, etc. I have yet to take down my Christmas tree. Bruce and sean have been too sick to haul it upstairs so I figure I would rather see the tree than a big box in the foyer. I still turn the lights on but there are no decorations on it. It is so beautiful, though, with the warm glow of the clear lights.

Well, better go put my feet up. These days I am trying to make myself rest so I don't catch the crud. So far so good, though I did think maybe it had caught up with me yesterday. I starting sniffling and feeling achy so I took a dose of elderberry, some vitamin D, and downed a couple of teaspoons of chopped garlic mixed with honey. It seemed to have done the trick because I feel as fine as froghair today.


January 22, 2018 - Msg 109040: Forgot to mention..I was watching the TAGS ep about Ollie and Nora coming for a visit. Has anyone noticed that in the scene in which they are all out in the squad car and they stop for ice cream, Opie seems to be the only one in the car that actually has ice cream? The adults have what appears to be whipped cream in their cones? I guess they didn't have to worry about melting and messiness that way.


January 23, 2018 - Msg 109041: Boo-Glad to hear you have not come down with that bad flu. Sounds like you have been very busy.

Romeena-That is a great deal for all the food you had delivered. I wish I could find something like that here in my town, and delivery what service.

You all have a wonderful evening.

January 23, 2018 - Msg 109042: Evening all, we live about two blocks from a major intersection that has two strip malls. One has a great Chinese buffet. Good prices and good food. Ha, now I'm hungry for Chinese.
PH--thanks for the link. Now I know for sure about the "s" and will look for it more often when I am
buying on-line.
We get an over the air channel here called "Decades" that has interesting news stories of items from yesteryear. Well, every weekend they do a marathon of one old show, and this past weekend it was "The Millionare" where John Bairdsford Tipton gives a million dollar cashiers check to someone. (I saw about 5 eps, as I was not that interesdted in the football games. Pats again...grrr.) The shows all had a great moral lesson.
BOO--I have heard that those cones were actually plastic!!, tho I cant be sure.
GF--that was funny what you said about the bread! Did he make you go snipe hunting too?? haha
I understand that bread works because once the water is turned back on, the bread basically disintegrates.
Well, prayers continue,

January 23, 2018 - Msg 109043: Boo-well, I just looked at the ep on youtube, and the son is eating his ice cream, so at least that one is not plastic! ha

January 23, 2018 - Msg 109044: Good morning all.

Well Boo, I thought I was a trained noticer but I had never noticed that about that episode. I will have to give it a look now. BTW, Family Visit is my favorite non Barney episode I do believe. There is a what I would call major blooper in that episode. Anyone wanna take a stab at it?

Gosh Ro, you got me craving some Chinese food now also. The place I have gone to for almost 30 years changed ownership when the original owner retired. It isn't the same at all. So I am on the hunt for a new favorite. We live far enough out in the country that finding someone to deliver is probably not an option, but that is best for my waist line I reckon. And for my head. I am pretty sure corn starch is a staple in many Chinese dishes, so I am pretty much assured a headache the day after.

MDC, I would Imagine that the water would pretty much dissolve the wad of bread. Having leaned out many aerators over the years, I am always amazed at what is in our water supply. 10-4 GF? I try not to think about it too much because I drink a lot of water. I usually try to drink filtered water at least.

Well off to battle the contractors. I need to control my temper. This one guy just sets me off for some reason. Wish me luck.


January 23, 2018 - Msg 109045: Well now I am going to have to go watch the family visit episode again. The only thing I noticed yesterday, besides the ice cream, was the sheet coming off the bed on Ollie's side.


January 23, 2018 - Msg 109046: Ha Ha good one Boo !..Hey Frankie,possum,MDC,GF and all...gang I promise I will get back to reading....work OT here so much about ready to hang it up...prayers ...SPOT

January 23, 2018 - Msg 109047: Asa-Good luck with the contractors.

MDC-We get the Decades channel on our cable. They have some good marathon shows on there.

We had a beautiful day out today, but a little chilly. Tomorrow another storm comes rolling in. This one should have some punch to it. Or at least that is what the weather man said. Went out and got a few errands done today.

Made a vegetable garden pizza today. Baked it my nu-wave oven and it was done in ten minutes. Turned out pretty good. I might have to try this again sometime.
You all take care.

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109048: Well guys, Cards have a new coach...Steve Wilks, OC from Panthers, so we shall see. Will really miss BA tho.
Frankie...so those new-waves work good? I have always wondered about their infomercials.
ALL--my wife makes a 'vegie pie' with bisquik, eggs, and frozen mixed vegies. It is really good, and pretty easy to make...
BOO--a vegetarian delight! :)
Prayers for all, hope RO is on the bend.

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109049: It would work for me if I used egg substitute, almond milk and omitted the cheese, MDC. I would probably add in more veggies and maybe some nutritional yeast in place of cheese. :) Thanks for sharing. I am always looking at ways to make things vegan.

Frankie, I love veggie pizza and actually have it without the cheese and don't miss it. I like it with marinara, sweet red pepper, black olives, onion, and spinach, and mushroom.

I just put on a pot of pinto beans so will have beans and rice for lunch. That is one of my favorite things to eat. I spice up the beans with various things like onion, garlic, chili powder, just whatever I feel like. I always use a little hot sauce, too. I tried rotel tomatoes in them not long ago but was too hot for me! I like hot but not that hot.

I make a lot of my recipes in the electric pressure cooker because it is fast and easy.

Well, have to get Erin off to school and then will probably go back to sleep for a bit since I work evening shift tonight. Hope all of you have a great day. I will try to check in again tonight from work if it is slow.


January 24, 2018 - Msg 109050: Morning all.

Hey MDC. I thank you for that ling. I am going to give that one a try. I like easy. And I love good. But I must confess that I will add some MEAT into mine. :)

So Boo, You use one of them new type pre3ssure cookers. I have been considering getting one.

Frankie, I had to google the nu-wave oven thing because I have never heard of it. Looks kind of neat, but in reading some of the reviews it looks like cracked domes are frequent problems for them. Have you had that happen?

Well better get going. I was victorious over the contractor yesterday. I 10-4'd him. Felt kinda good to do it first. lol


January 24, 2018 - Msg 109051: MEAT!!...🥩 In my Best Asa Darling voice...lol...G-F

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109052: Boy, I know now not to come here & read before my coffee kicks in- earlier this morning I jumped on the porch & read the latest-thought Boo said she like "marijuana" on her pizza! (marinara)


possum u.a.r.

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109053: likes,not like.

possum again

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109054: Well Possum, you never know. (jk)

Yes Asa, I have had my pressure cooker for a couple of years now and love it. It gets a lot of use. My sister had a nuwave oven that she used to use but no longer. I will try to remember to ask her why.

Did any of you on facebook notice that Mark Hall on Mayberry After Midnight posted that one of our members (last name Holt) lost his 15 yr old daughter in the school shooting in Kentucky. He is requesting prayers for the family. So tragic.


January 24, 2018 - Msg 109055: Hi
Boo or Ro this a med Q what is prozac used for?


January 24, 2018 - Msg 109056:
Boo and Asa, regarding that "Family Visit" episode from the Andy Griffth Show, I went to view it looking for bloopers and found one that has not been mentioned. It occurs when Nora, Ollie, Andy and Aunt Bee are having breakfast in the kitchen. Asa, is this the blooper you asked us to find?
You can watch this episode at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3hgibq and pay attention to the scenes that occur between 12:05 and 12:25. I will let you folks see if you can notice it on your own before I post the answer later on.

from Poor Horatio

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109057: POSSUM, maybe you just watched the tags ep where barney thought the farmer was planting marijuana! ha!

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109058: BOO-- I just re-read your post. No, I did not hear that? Will indeed pray for the family.
PH--I'll take a look.
TOM--I think prozac is for treating depression,but
I'll let Boo and Ro tell you more.

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109059: Cool website check it out when ya have time.... https://www.facebook.com/60s-Memories-1398444800404144/?ref=page_internal

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109060: I do declare, Poor Horatio, that's a fine eye for bloopers you have. It appears to me that the several scenes with the full on shot of Andy was filmed in one stretch, I'm betting with nobody else at the table, then the wide angle of all the family in anther take, then spliced together.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109061: MDC-The vegie pie recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing it. Will have to try this out.

B00-I have heard very good comments on the pressure cooker. My sister was talking about getting one.

ASA-I love my nu-wave, have had it for at least five years. Never had any problems with it and I use it all the time. Cannot remember the last time I used the regular oven. Even cooked a turkey in it. Never need to pre-heat.

MDC-I watched that episode yesterday. Barney spying on the farmer in the dark.

GF-That is a nice website, brings back many memories.

You all have a nice evening.

January 24, 2018 - Msg 109062: Surprise, surprise, surprise! :)

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109063:
Billy Ray the Postman, yes it does appear that in the single shots of Andy, Ollie and Nora, they appear to be sitting farther apart than in the shot with all four people. But that is not the blooper that I'm looking for. Watch behind the people and you will see a particular object. Then when the scene changes, that object disappears. And then with another scene change a few seconds later, it re-appears again.

from Poor Horatio

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109064: PH...Looks like Count Istvan Teleky was active that day...Haha

MDC I was watching a DVD about “Great Escapes of WW2” yesterday. They were showing and talking about the POW camps in Phoenix, I didn’t know they existed. They were talking about a German fighter pilot who escaped from there 3 times. I guess Barney must have been on guard!...lol. But on the flip side they also discussed the German POW camps too. Which were no fun to be in by any means to be in. I bet that was a HUGE fear of your Pop’s and fellow airman during that time. I had forgotten the numbers of lost and captured US and Allied airmen...It was AMAZING the numbers of planes and bombers built during that time!...Says a lot about the Men & Woman during that time!!...God Bless Them!...

Romeena, how you doing? Still on the mend?...Hope you are doing Ok....

Frankie..I keep forgetting to ask, didn’t you say you were on the Porch in the early days? I have been a regular for the past few years, (I’m sure PH can tell you exactly how long)..But it’s good to have you posting regularly again, since others have been absent. Plus we NEED a West Coast reporter. We had AuH20 Who was in upstate New York but he hasn’t posted for quite some time. It’s good to hear what going on ALL across the country....


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109065: Morning all. Asa T. Breeney reporting from an altitude of almost 5,000 ft. in the Rocky Mountain Region GF. LOL

PH, Nope, that is not the blooper I am talking about. Mine comes later and actually involves two different scenes. I will wait and see if anyone else wants to give it a shot.

Frankie, That's good to know that your oven has been working for that long with no issues. It sounds ideal for empty nesters that are only cooking for one or two people.

Tom, As MDC said Prozac is usually prescribed for depression. It may have other things it is used for also I imagine.

GF, Yessir, I think that is how they got named "The Greatest Generation". They endured so much and came through it to see better days. I wonder how the snowflakes of today would do. I wonder how I would do. I'd rather not think about it. :)

I hope Romeena and Tilly are both on the mend, bless their hearts.

Boo, Is Bruce feeling better? That flu bug sure seems bad this year. Did he get inarculated?

Well off to work. Lots to do.


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109066: TOM, Prozac is given for depression, OCD, anxiety/panic disorder.

I still haven't found the blooper.

Romeena, where are ya?


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109067: Boo, PH, Anyone else who is looking for the Family Visit blooper. Here is a hint. Even Stevie Wonder could find this blooper. :)


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109068: Asa...Did Stevie Wonder tell Ray Charles?...G-F

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109069: Good morning, porch. I've already been up, dressed, and went to a "birthday breakfast" at a local hash house, celebrating the birthday of one of my SS class members. She's such a sweet thing, and we're all glad she could be there. About three months ago, she fell down her front steps, knocked three of her front teeth out and bruised her face really badly. The bruises are all gone, she's doing fine, and will get her new teeth implanted next week. So, about a dozen of us decided to take her to breakfast this morning.

I went back over to the MOHS surgeon yesterday, because I had some concerns about the way the repair of the defect created by the cancer surgery is healing. It just didn't look right to me, but it's still in the healing process and could right itself, but I wanted to be sure. I'm glad I went, because the surgeon agrees with me. He wants to wait two more weeks, because as he said, the body frequently will do a surprisingly good job of putting itself back like it's supposed to be, but he thinks we probably will have to go back and revise part of the repair. We'll see.

Tillie is still on the puny list. The cat converter was delivered, I notified the muffler shop man, and he is waiting for a "hole" to open up in their schedule, maybe today but probably tomorrow. He plans to come pick the car up and take it in without me having to go along. With the major road construction that is going on in this area right now, I'm not about to try to drive over there. I'm not kidding, there's not a highway, street, road or sidewalk that's not all torn up right now. It's going to be great when they get it all finished. I just hope I live that long! The rules and routes change daily, almost hourly. That's why I was using Uber to get into Dallas for the skin cancer surgery, and I learned that the Uber drivers are confused too, even with their state-of-the-art GPS programs. Oh well, this too shall pass. Meantime, we just do whatever has to be done, and in the case of Tillie's repair, for me that means let the muffler shop man come pick the car up. He offered, and I promptly accepted. My mama didn't raise no dummies.

I think I found PH's blooper. I emailed him, so in case I'm right, it won't spoil the fun for everyone else.

I agree with Boo regarding the question about Prozac. Her answer is spot on.

About the stateside POW camps -- I have a very clear memory from about 1945 (I would have been 5 or 6) of seeing a large group of men, wearing gray and white striped clothing, and guarded by uniformed soldiers, carrying guns. They were alongside a highway, apparently picking up trash. I thought they were from the city jail, but wondered why soldiers were guarding them. My dad explained that they were captured German soldiers, and were being held at Ft. Sam Houston, the Army base in San Antonio, therefore soldiers were guarding them. I felt a little sorry for them - they looked so sad, and the guards were making them work. My dad explained that a little work never hurt anyone, and they were getting fresh air, sunshine and exercise, which was good for them. He also explained that American prisoners in Germany were not being so well-treated. He also explained that many of the German soldiers were glad they had been captured, because they were being forced to fight in a war they didn't want and didn't believe in, but they had no choice. So, I still felt bad for them, but for a different reason after that.

Well, guess I'll tidy up around here a bit, and maybe go plant a few bulbs out back. Blessings, porch! --Romeena

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109070: Great to see you Ro. Glad you are on the mend.

O.K. I will tell the blooper. So if you are still wanting to find it yourself, DON'T READ BETOND THIS POINT: LOL
When Andy and Ollie are in the living room reading the newspaper and the radio announcer interrupts with the news bulletin that 3 members of a gang have escaped from a prison. Well in a later scene when Andy is in the Courthouse and his phone rings. Someone obviously tells him that they have been captured. We hear Andys response of "so they got both of them"? I'm not sure how that one got by the producers, but it is kind of funny. Having watched the episodes so many times, I get a kick out of looking for those little (and sometimes no so little) boo-boo's.

We are supposed to get a dusting of snow this afternoon. I hope that's all it is. Then it is to warm up to the upper 40's by the weekend. I am always glad to see January come to an end. We still get the snow storms, but it warms up pretty quick afterwards instead of going into an ice bowl for weeks on end.

GF, How's yer weather buddy? Is "Joe" getting a workout this year?


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109071: Asa, We are in a calm spell right now, Joe is taking a rest for a bit...lol...

I think TAGS needed a “continuity” person to keep things on track. Bruce Bilson Who was the Assistant Director said at Mayberry Days that they just plain forgot things because of multiple shooting days and multiple shooting sights. He found it funny that there were so many “trained watchers” this many years later...Floyd has done podcasts on the subject of the bloopers and mistakes, I’m sure PH can find them...
But it is FUN for all of us fans to find them!...Not that we are judging but just having fun looking for them...


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109072: G-F I was on here once before, I think it was years ago. Then I got lost and I am sure glad to be back. On a newer computer now that works good.

Asa, the nuwave is perfect for Mom and I. When I bake cookies I bake 6 or 8 at a time. That is just right for us. Hmmm cookies sound good right now, might have to get baking.

Romeena, good to hear your Tillie will be getting her new part. When I have car problems it is so stressful.

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109073: Poor Horatio, I thought you meant the coffee cup Nora was supping from at 12:22 and then magically back on the saucer on the table at 12:23.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109074: I am not sure what that object is, but I see the disappearing/reappearing sequence.

Billy Ray the Postman

January 25, 2018 - Msg 109075: Asa, I sure am glad you told us what the blooper was because I think I could have watched that for a hundred years and not caught that one.

That is quite a memory of the german soldiers, Romeena. It would do us all good to contemplate how recent those events really were. Its easy to look at black and white photos and footage and somehow trick our minds into thinking it was lifetimes ago, but it wasn't. Scary to think about. Just today I was watching something about the Holocaust..some of the pictures were just too horrible. God help the human race because we are still killing the innocent in inhumane ways.

I had a day off today but its back to work tomorrow for the next three nights.

Asa, Bruce was doing a lot better, but he went back to work too soon and today his boss made him do some manual labor outside laying some cable or something and it was too cold for him. He came home feeling badly again and I told him he had better stay home tomorrow and recover. This flu is nothing to play around with and he is still coughing some. He could end up with pneumonia!

Sean started back to school this week and had a computer class that is just too much for him. I don't think he will be able to pull it off. He has such struggles with comprehension.

I have been thinking a lot about my parents today. I thought of Mom while I was putting mustard in my pinto beans. She taught us to eat them that way and I was thinking how happy she would be to see I am still eating them. Silly, but it felt like she knew, somehow. Then, as I went to pick Erin up from a friend's house, an instrumental came on the radio that made me think of Dad. He loved the sound track from the movie, "Somewhere In Time," and the theme song came on. I started to remember how we would listen to that sound track when we made out first family vacations out west. What wonderful memories. I am starting to miss dad more. I didn't really see this coming. I figured, after I grieved my way to acceptance (I was even relieved that he wasn't suffering anymore), I wouldn't really feel pain anymore. Most of the time I don't, but now and then I just plain miss him because its been a long time since we talked..laughed...shared memories. I try to balance that thought by remembering that it has also been a long time since I had to constantly remind him to take a bath, be forced to listen to endless Andrew Lloyd Webber tunes, and put up with his ridiculous theological filibusters (did I spell that right?). haha..he was quite a character. Funny, the older I get, the more sure I become that we are just passing through and will meet up again in the end...and that is a good thought.

Hope you all have a good evening. I will try to check in from work tomorrow, if I have time.


January 25, 2018 - Msg 109076: Boo, Those are wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them. Life seems so short and every day we have is a blessing from God. God Bless you Boo.
Hope Bruce feels better.

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109077: Thank you, Frankie.:)


January 26, 2018 - Msg 109078: Good Friday morning all.

What a lovely post Boo. It's funny how little things like a song or a simple everyday event can cause memories to come flooding back. I

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109079: Whoops, must have hit the wrong key or something. I was about to say I have been thinking about my Mom and Dad a lot this summer. I went and saw Dunkirk when it came out during the summer mainly because my Dad was there. Some of the stories he told me years ago about what he endured there came to life in that movie. Then a few years later he and my Mom boarded the Queen Elizabeth and came to the States to live the American dream. And that they did. It causes me to reflect all the sacrifices they made that has made my life so much better than what it might have been. I'm sure I never adequately expressed my appreciation for all they did, because I couldn't understand it my self at that age. But with each passing year, I become more and more mindful of how blessed I am, and I think they know how much I do love and appreciate their lives.

Best be off to work.

Prayers for all.


January 26, 2018 - Msg 109080: Get better Bruce !..Well time for a break from work..we have cabin rented on the river in Blue Ridge Ga..time for some trout fishing and relaxing..will check in from there...prayers to all..anybody got any trout fishing tips ? been about 25 years since this old dog has been ...SPOT

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109081: How about getting yourself an Eagle-Eye Annie, SPOT? Bruce is staying home from work today to get better, thanks.

Thanks, Asa. I would like to hear more about your father's experience, if you would ever be inclined.


January 26, 2018 - Msg 109082: Asa, I saw Dunkirk in a Super iMax theatre when we were in Raleigh this summer. Unfortunately it made you feel like you were right there... Arn’t we Blessed to be offspring of the “Greatest Generations” efforts?...Amen?...

SPOT I agree with Boo, you better get you a “Eagle Eye Annie” Are you going to tell Ghost 👻 stories while sitting around the campfire too?

Boo, you are right about those memories, we don’t forget the “smell” sensors either do we? It happens to me a lot when I cook things.

50’s Here Today...WooooWhoo!....G-F

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109083: Good morning, porch! Wow, lots of good conversation. I love this porch, and I love my porch friends. People caring, and sharing, and just "being there" for each other, in spite of the fact that most of us have never actually met, and likely never will, at least not on this earth. As Boo said, "the older I get, the more sure I become that we are just passing through and will meet up again in the end...and that is a good thought." It is definitely a good thought, and the Bible confirms it in several places, such as in the 23rd Psalm, where it says we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, the implication being that we don't stay there, there is a future on the other side. Heaven (whatever it may be) is real, my friends.

Boo, you refer to the "smell" sensors, and that really resonated with me. In fact, I even referenced it in a little story I wrote, describing how the smell of vinegar invokes memories of Easter morning for me. How appropriate, considering that Jesus was offered vinegar, when He was so thirsty on the cross. Vinegar is used to activate the dyes for Easter eggs, so that scent in the house on Easter weekend not only calls to mind pleasant memories of Easter preparations when I was a child, but also keeps me mindful of what Easter is really all about, and it isn't about rabbits and eggs.

About the German POWs in Texas, here's an interesting link: https://tinyurl.com/y9ypqy8h. You'll see that POWs were held in multiple locations in the US at that time. Only three or four states had no camps, but the majority were in the southern states, because of the expense of warming the barracks in the north. Nobody worried much about a/c in those days, so the camps in the south were just hot in the summer, I guess, much like most of our homes were! We didn't have a/c in our home until I was fourteen, and we were pretty much ahead of the wave. Cars didn't have it, either.

Well, gotta run. Have to get my hair cut, which means I have to wash it before I go. Since the surgery on my neck a few years ago, I absolutely cannot lean back into one of those shampoo basins, hurts too much. Therefore, I shampoo in the shower at home, and go directly to the shop for a cut. I don't mind, I get it cleaner than they do anyway!

Blessings, porch. ---Romeena

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109084: Oh, for Pete's sake. Looks like I forgot something.
There, that should fix it. --Romeena

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109085:
Regarding the memories being expressed here, allow me to mention something I posted about here some time ago.
I bet many of us have photograph albums stocked with our life histories. But how many times have you ever opened one up to view it and reminisce?
Not long after both of my parents passed away, I wanted to keep my memories fresh. So I went through all of our photo albums and picked out a selection that represents our family history beginning with the marriage of my parents. Then I posted them onto a large poster board creating collage. I now have it mounted on the wall in my bedroom. Every day when I go to bed, I see it and every day when I wake up, I also see it. It always brings a smile to my face.

Asa, regarding your blooper, when you gave us that Stevie Wonder clue, I knew it had to be an audio blooper. But with the fact that it required knowledge from two difference scenes that were not consecutive, that made searching for it a lot more difficult.

Regarding my blooper, Romeena's email confirmed she had found it. And according to Msg 109074, I believe that Billy Ray the Postman also has found it.
I am about to reveal my blooper below.
Look carefully behind Nora as she sits down at the table and before the scene changes. In the four shot (with all four people), you will see a tall white object with a round solid dark marking or opening on the sink counter between Nora and the sink. I believe it could be a canister. Then when the scene changes to just Nora, that object is missing. Then when scene changes back to a four shot, the object re-appears.

from Poor Horatio

January 26, 2018 - Msg 109086:
Asa, now that I know what to look for, I viewed that episode (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3hgibq) again and discovered the mentioning of the "three" escaped convicts at 18:56 and the mentioning of "both" of them being caught at 20:07.
Also, I noticed something subtle that I'm not sure if it is a blooper or not. Start watching at 21:20 and pay attention to the upper corner of the car's windshield on the passenger side. At 21:38, something dark appears in that upper corner. Could it be an equipment reflection like an overhead microphone?

from Poor Horatio