The Taylors' Front Porch
Pull up a chair! Have a sit-down an' shoot the breeze with us.
Later on, maybe we'll go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop . .
. maybe see what's showin' at the Grand . . . . What
you gonna do tonight, Barn?
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93525:
Good morning, porch. I figured I'd better stop by, knowing how you folks tend to worry. Would you believe Robbi and I slept through the whole thing, didn't even know it was all happening until we saw it on TV this morning? Nothing happened right here, there are no limbs down or anything, no damage, but it's not over. The air is heavy, the skies are like lead, and there's not a bit of breeze stirring. Bird traffic is almost nil, and I don't see a single squirrel. That's usually a pretty clear warning of things to come.
Granbury, which seemed to get hit pretty hard, is about 70 miles from me. It's southwest of Ft. Worth, and I'm way east of Ft. Worth, right on the edge of Dallas. I'm so sorry for those who suffered so much loss, especially the families that lost someone.
Boo, I'm glad you're feeling better physically. You're tough and resilient, and you and Bruce will make it through this rough patch. God has a way of providing. I'm finding the news reports to be fairly encouraging. I think our fearless leader has stepped in it this time. The Benghazi thing, and now this IRS debacle, both are heating up more and more, and he's got some explaining to do. I'm not sure I'd want to see him ousted, because then we'd have Giggling Joe, but maybe it will force our barely-elected leader to straighten up a little bit and act like somebody. Let's pray so.
SMH, I love the Hillbillies! It got silly at times, especially with the gorilla that did housework, but it was still funny. It was always nice when Flatt and Scruggs came by, and you got some pretty good bluegrass music now and then. I like the Munsters too, and I even liked Gilligan. My taste doesn't run to much refinement, I guess. I do love classical music and good theater, but for plain old evening TV, I'll take campy and funny every time.
Well, Robbi is in there making breakfast, guess I'll go help, though she'll probably chase me out. She likes to cook alone. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93526:
I couldn't resist sweeping. Guess that storm blew some leaves in, so I swept them off. Dried everyone's rocker too, they were kinda wet. --Romeena
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93527:
MDC Check this one out, it is on her newest C/D....
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93528:
Sorry SMHB Forgot to include you on the above post...Enjoy, Anyone who had a hard working GrandDaddy would enjoy it...(From her new Gospel album) "Sunday Morning Singing"....
TOM, yep those Indians won again yesterday but as I said before we'll see if they are still in the hunt come Sepetember..
Romeena glad to hear you did not have the bad weather lastnight, it looked bad on the radar screen.
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93529:
Well, Robbi left about noon, heading home. I'm really going to miss her. We've had fun, or at least I have. She was up here doing contract work, and worked very hard every day, but in the evenings we relaxed, had good meals and a lot of fun. It's hard to imagine when your children are small, and yo9u have all the responsibility and the work, but it does get better. Eventually, they're adults, the parent/child relationship blurs and you just become good friends. They're no longer needy, self-centered kids (as they all are) but they become responsible adults, and best of all, they're people you like. You'll always love them because they're your children, but it's really fun when you can like them as well. --Romeena
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93530:
ROME did you two have a good time as she work there?
I had to see the Doc yesterday for my copd and wind he take me blood p it was 200/100 it never ran that high be for? so he up me pill for it
but every thing was fine.
So now he want me to have a chest x r and blood work be for I go back in two week/
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93531:
Hey Mr. TOM With that 100,000 mile check-up, does the Doc throw in a free tire rotation too haha!
I just got my TV Land's all time top 10 list DVD I got on e-bay. Think I'll give it a watch....
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93532:
SMH, I have to take this opportunity to brag on my Sean just a little bit. He has been taking such good care of his mama. Just thinking about the young man he has become brings tears to my eyes. He loves the Lord and, although he has learning disabilities that inhibited him academically, the Lord has gifted him with a huge dose of smarts and common sense..well beyond his 18 years. He is very mature is many ways. He has a great grasp on what really matters in life and is always about lending a helping hand to someone. Last week, twice he left in the morning to help an elderly man who works for the salvation army. The man is going through cancer treatments and was having trouble unloading food to the food pantry, so Sean steps right up to lend a hand. Tonight he has been at my sister's church helping them paint the sanctuary. He is quite a guy and I am a very blessed mother. He has had many struggles with his disabilities, as my porch family knows, but the many prayers offered in his behalf have brought us through. Ok, I'm finished. :)
I'm sorry Robbi had to go home, Ro. It must have been wonderful having her there. You and Toye Starr must both miss her. Wish I lived nearby, I would make a pan of cashew fudge and we could have a TAGS marathon. :)
TOM, do you have a way to monitor it at home? I wonder if it is that high when you are at home. Mine is always a little high in the doc's office and nice and low here at home. Glad the good doc gave you something..that is pretty high. Prayers for your health and your test results. I am glad you are going and getting things taken care of.
May 16, 2013 - Msg 93533:
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93534:
Goos morning porch...FRIDAY!...back in just a bit...breakfast?...SPOT
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93535:
Morning Dears....Off work today, think I'll go to the flea mkt. (Who want's some fleas?) I'm getting low, time to refleall my tank...Hey SPOT, stop by, they serve Breakfast there I'll get ya some biscuit's & gravy pretty good there except the cook is a little stingy with the sausage!
Boo? Why not brag on your Son a little? When you bring 'em up right, and they show you the results why not let your Sonshine...It shows the kind of MAN you have raised...They say you can judge the heart of a man by the way they treat their Mother. I'm just sayin'..But I believe it to be true.. G-F....
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93536:
Good morning friends. I hope and pray you all have a wonderful Friday and a good weekend.
Boo, I echo G-F's comments about you bragging on your young-uns. Not a thing in the world wrong with that. You have raised a fine son. Now you get to enjoy the harvest a bit if you will. I loved the comments Romeena made concerning her relationship with Robbie and the rest of her kids. It really is a blessing to see them grow and mature and make good choices. And of course not all the choices they make when they get older is always good, but you have to learn to lay off and let them deal with it. Maybe offer gentle nudges along the way. It's all part of the growing process we all have to experience. So brag on I say.
G-F, I typically don't like my main dish concealed in a heavy sauce, but there are exceptions to all rules, and biscuits and gravy is one of those exceptions. Load me up.
Tom, you make sure you listen to your Doctor and do what he tells you. If he prescribes medicine, be sure you take it. You don't wanna mess around with high blood pressure buddy. Hope you get feeling better soon.
Prayers for your co-worker Maudie. I hope the tests come back negative for him.
Well, back on the roof I go.
BTW Ro, I have employed the dummy stat procedure before. Pretty amazing. Believe it or not, where I work I find the fellers working out in the shop to be giggers whinners about temps than the office ladies for the most part. But it only takes one with a big mouth to make it miserable. Nothing I hate worse than a temp. sensitive pesron on a crying jag. :)
Prayes for all.
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93537:
Whoops, that's supposed to be "Bigger whiners". Not sure what a "gigger" is. :)
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93538:
Oh, man...did ya'll have to mention biscuits and gravy?! One of my all time favorite things to eat and I only have it about twice a year. I wish I could have the biscuits and gravy my dear, departed grandma used to make. Wow...heaven on a biscuit.
Thanks G-F and Asa, for the encouragement. I am proud of Sean. I will ask your prayers again, though, as his Tourette symptoms seem to have returned in the form of verbal tic..kind of a grunting noise that is driving him crazy..mostly in the evening when he is tired and most stressed. Sometimes the medicine that controls his anxiety disorder causes the tics to worsen so it is tough. He is doing well for the most part, though, and thankfully is able to eat again. He is maintaining his weight at about 210. A year ago he weighed 250. He feels alot better at this weight so I am glad he isn't gaining.
I understand what you and Ro mean, Asa. Sean is finally at the age where we really enjoy each other's company. I have had to be careful because he makes me laugh so much and in my present state, that is painful! ;) Good for the lungs, though. I warned him right before my surgery that he had better not make me laugh afterward, and he didn't. He didn't talk much, either. He has been keeping things up around the house, doing the laundry and looking out after me just fine.
I am feeling pretty fine today. Had to take some pain medicine early this morning, but feeling much better. Some incisional pain, but I would describe it as mild most of the time. I am so thankful! No hot flashes anymore, no mood swings, emotional breakdowns and they tell me I am still nice, so it's all good. ;)
If I didn't mention earlier, prayers for your friend, Maudie. That can be so scary...Lord be with him and give him peace.
Asa, don't hate me because I am a temp sensitive person on a crying jag! It gets so hot in south texas!
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93539:
Asa, A gigger is what ya do when ya go frog hunting...thus frog giggin'....Just so ya know there is such a word....G-F..
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93540:
Biscuits and gravy, frog giggin....brings back memories of growing up in TN. My brother did the frog giggin, he would bring the frog legs home and I remember them moving in the pan while they cooked. Mr. Flint is home from the hospital after the knee replacement, he's doing great..no pain which is great but he is running me ragged, change my ice pack, bring me my cell phone, prop my leg up higher, check my head, does it feel warm, adjust the A/C it feels cold in here, he's a keeper though.
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93541:
Glad Mr. Flint is recovering well Frankie. Sounds like he's keeping you hopping.
G-F, So them that go gigging are called giggers huh? I never knew that, but often wondered.
Boo, I would never be hating you. Legitimate griping about temps don't bother me. It's those folks in the summer who are in a 74 degree building crying because it's soooo hot in there, or if it's 70 in that same building in the winter crying because it's freezing cold in here. I've heard for almost 30 years and it gets old. Gee, I sound like an old crank don't I? I guess you can tell what I've been hearing all week. LOL
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93542:
Hehe...too funny, Frankie. Men are tough patients. Very glad your hubby is doing so well. :)
I understand Asa, its impossible to please everyone all the time when it comes to climate. :)
Been a real good day today. I took a ride into town to take Erin to her appointment. Sean did the driving so I didn't have to do anything but sit. It was great to get out and about a little. I'm sure I will sleep well tonight.
May 17, 2013 - Msg 93543:
How is everyone doing?
Boo, it's good to brag on your baby! Sean sounds like a great kid that you raised right. I'm glad you're feeling well!
Frankie, I hope Mr. Flint heals quickly and doesn't run you ragged in the process. My husband has been running himself out by doing my job while trying to find a job.
G-F, I hope you had a nice day off. I love flea markets and antique malls. My Muzzie, grandmother, was an antiques dealer for 50 years before she got Alzheimer's and put into assisted living. You never know what you're going to find! :)
Asa, I can't believe you didn't know what giggin' is! Are you not a fan of Duck Dynasty? They talk about frog gigging on that show.
Mr. Tom, you'd best be taking care of yourself!
Spot, we are finally getting some normal temperatures.
PH, do you know anywhere on YouTube that I can watch TAGS season 4+?
Romeena, still no birds in my birdhouse. They'll go to the balcony rail and eat the seed, but have yet to fly a few inches up to the house. Any ideas?
I'm laying here watching season 1 of Gilmore Girls why the boys watch a gross manly movie. Itook pain meds so I assume I'll be asleep soon. If not then I think Opie and The Birdman will be the the episode I listen to tonight.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93544:
Hi All, sounds like porchsters and loved ones are "on the mend." Praise the Lord.
I was watching Gunsmoke today on ME-TV, and our tags Helen played a nun. So funny because "central casting" was spot-on. Played this nun who was impatient and demanding! haha
SPOT, REV, did you hear about the soldier who surprized his daughter at the Braves game! Very cool.
I'm cold, I'm hot, I'm cold, I'm hot! ha
Prayers for all,
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93545:
Asa, Let's call the Waaabulance for you! Wait... he's one of my kind and he RIGHT so I retract the Waaa'ing! Also what do ya do to please workers who are on both ends of the spectrum? The young girls who are cold and the older ones who are having "HOT" flashes? You do what Romeena shared, you put (2) "Special" thermostats the wall for them ;)*****
But, the draw back is everyone will want you to "Specialize" on them too...HVAC work is not for whimps, You also need a degree in Human Nature sorta like that Sigmund Freed guy...haha
Yea, if Old Siggie were still around we'd be ok..
He'd have enough work with G-F to keep him busy,
He's a NUT!...(I think I just shot myself in the foot!)
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93546:
Hey G-F, Did you hear about the feller who ran a hot water line to his terlit? He started having hot flushes. :)
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93547:
Good morning, porch! Well, I see by this morning's activity that it's gonna be one of those days. I declare, you boys are a sight! But I love you.
Boo, I'm so glad you're doing so well. Not surprised, but very happy. And you just keep on bragging on Sean. You got a legal right. He backs up everything you say about him, so you're not bragging, you're stating facts.
Tom, you take care of yourself. I didn't know you had COPD. No wonder you hate the heat so much. It's harder for you to breathe when it's hot, isn't it? And you take good care of that blood pressure - that's nothing to mess around with.
It's a pretty day here, about 75°, slightly hazy sky, but the sun is shining. Little bit of breeze. It's a great day for watching kid baseball, and that's where Eloise and I are headed in a little while. Hudson has two games back to back. He's going to be a tired little ball player, but he loves every minute of it. He's our catcher, the one who looks like a transformer in his catcher's gear. He's nine, about five feet tall and built much more solidly than his brother. Landry is tall and lanky, just looks like a pitcher (and he is) and Hud is bigger-boned and solid. He's not fat, just solid. He's a scary sight in that gear. The other teams think so, too, because he's a very good catcher. He's like a wall. It's very rare for a ball to get past him and he sometimes goes through a whole game without allowing even one player to steal home. At his age, it's pretty common for players to steal home while some skinny little catcher is scrambling to retrieve a missed catch, but that doesn't happen to Hud.
Well, enough bragging. Guess I'll hit the shower. Toye Starr will pout when she realizes I'm leaving, but she'll get over it. Actually, I could take her to these two games, the park permits it, but I don't know what we'll be doing afterward. Probably going somewhere for dinner, and she can't go there. I'll be glad when the US catches up to Europe in that regard, and pets are more welcome than they are now. A well-behaved little dog, lying quietly in a carrier, is preferable to someone's screeching, sneezing, coughing, snotty-nosed little kid with a dirty diaper, especially when they're at the next table. You know I love kids, but sometimes, enough is enough. Oh well. It is what it is, and Toye Starr must remain at home. Blessings, friends! --Romeena
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93548:
Boo, Just finished watching a Animal Rescue segment from your end of the porch they rescued a baby dolphin which was washed ashore on Mustang Island. Looked like a neat place to wander around?
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93549:
Happy Saturday, Porch!
Quick drop in to say Hi to Boo,MDC,GF,Rev.,TOM,Ro,Asa,Maude and everyone in between!
Health and Best to you all!
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93550:
Hey JM!...boo.possum,MDC,Rev,Tom,asa and all....well working tonight...(by choose...OT)..yea...Race fans its raining on our plans...hope it clears up...hey Mavis...well let me get logged in and read the archives...prayers...SPOT (yer talking dog of this her poarch)
May 18, 2013 - Msg 93551:
Hey, that's neat, G-F. Mustang Island is near us. I seldom go there just because we aren't really beach people, but it is a nice beach. We have seen some dolphins while riding the ferry to Mustang island. I could be mistaken, but I am thinking Ro's daughter was married there last year...or was it Padre Island, Ro?
Well, it is really beginning to feel like summer here in south texas. Heat index was 100 today. I am praying for an end to this drought!
"Hey" to John Masters!
Thanks, Ro, I am doing better. Some days are better than others but I have been amazed at how well I feel already. :) I hope Hud won his game.
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93552:
Hi, all. It was hot here today, in the low 90s. Eloise and I went to Hudson's ball games. The first one was fun, very nice ballpark, shaded bleachers, and with a bit of a breeze, it was pleasant. They won that one, walked away with it, at 15-4. The second game was at a different field, a tiny neighborhood thing with only one diamond, and open bleachers. Hot, hot, hot! It's sort of down in a little low area, so not much breeze. We sat in the car and watched the first couple of innings, then came home. I don't know the final score, but they were down by two runs when we left. It was just too hot to stay, and we couldn't see all that well from the car anyway.
Did I tell you what happened at Landry's game last weekend? Landry pitches, and in the top of the first inning, the opposing pitcher was a very big, lanky kid, looked like a good pitcher, and was, but seemed to be a bit too impressed with himself. However, Landry got a hit off of him, and it didn't please the boy. Then in the bottom of the inning, with Landry pitching, when that kid came up to bat, Landry struck him out. Apparently he didn't like being struck out by the opposing pitcher, because he banged the end of his bat on the ground real hard, then flung it aside, stomped over to the dugout, mouthing off for all to hear. He yanked his helmet off, threw it across the dugout, almost hitting another kid. He stomped through to the end of the dugout, and grabbed the fencing at the end and shook it. The whole time he was mouthing off. The coach left the field to go tend to him, but he was too late. The kid's mother got there first, ordered him out of the dugout, told him to get his gear, and took him home. Good thing, because the coach told our coach he was planning to throw him out of the game, which would have suspended him for a while, possibly the rest of the tournament. As it was, he just let the kid's mom tend to it, and the boy would play again. He really threw a hissy fit, just a big old tantrum, and it was a good lesson for all the boys. They got to see what bad sportsmanlike conduct looks like, and they saw that it has consequences. I'll bet that boy will think twice before he does that again.
Boo,I'm glad to hear that Sean is handling the breakup with his girlfriend so well. It sounds like it needed to happen. He needs a calm, supportive girl, not a controller, or one who throws tantrums. He doesn't deserve that.
Yes, I think Robbi's wedding was on Mustang island. I find that whole area very confusing, and I never know whether I'm in Port A, or Aransas Pass, or on which island. I'm pretty certain it was Mustang though, because I know we drove a long way around to get there, as Amanda said the wait to get on the ferry could be a couple of hours. Wherever we were, it was beautiful.
Well, I'm beat to the socks, and heading for the ironing board. This will be the first time I've been in bed before midnight in a long time. Maybe I'll get enough sleep for a change. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93553:
Romeena, While watching the kid Landry struck out have his fit, I know you were thinking about the "Spoiled Kid" episode weren't ya? His coach should have told him..."Just don't get your clothes dirty"...Or, "That's good exercise for your lungs"! Hopefully his Mama picked him up to take him home for some "woodshed time-out".
Unless they are from Austin, then she took him home to ride his motorcycle, and to buy him another video game! They have different rules over there in Austin don't ya know....I'm just say'in. But here's the thing Ro, right from the start the kid should have known with a name like "Landry" it was not going to be a easy at-bat...I'mm just sayy'in!
As for not knowing which which Island your on? Well on "Mustang" island everyone drives a "64" Mustang convertible don't ya know!...
G-F---MDP...(Mayberry Doctor of Philosophy)
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93554:
Also, SPOT better have a few extra fuses ready today, a lot of bad storms in your area....
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93555:
Well, I am glad the boy who showed poor sportsmanship had a mother who took things in hand. These days its not uncommon to see a mom take up for her son, no matter how deplorable his behavior. Good for her.
Ro, if you had to wait for the ferry, it was Mustang island. Of course, the beach just goes on and on until you get to Padre Island, so who knows? It depends on how far down the beach you traveled. I know the names are a little confusing...Aransas Pass..Port Aransas... I never go over there in the summer or during spring break because of the ferry lines. During the week it isn't always so bad but on the weekends, forget it.
Well, I am feeling pretty good this morning. Not quite up to going to preaching, mostly because there is a bad stomach bug going around and I think I need to give myself some more time before facing any "bugs". Can you imagine having to throw up after abdominal surgery?! No fun. I was feeling tired and kind of achey yesterday. Seems that's how it works, a few really good days followed by a not-as-good one. Not complaining, though. I am very happy with the way things have gone.
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93556:
A good Sunday to you, folks!
Here's some tea, sweetened and un, with cups next to the pitchers. I hope you're doing well!
Have a great day!
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93557:
If Helen of Troy launched a 1000 ships; then Helen of Tags launched a 1000 tirades. teehee (:
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93558:
Good Sabbath Everyone!
It has been busy on my end of the porch so I haven't been able to stop by...I am officially unemployed until tomorrow morning when I start my new job.
Spent Friday with my boys and Connie...enjoyed some lunch at Cheddar's...not sure if it is a national chain or not but similar to O'Charley's or a Chili's...picked up a nice bat for my younger son Daelan who plays catcher too. He is playing his last year of 7/8 coach pitch and will move to 9/10 kid pitch baseball this Fall. Good little catcher and has garnered the nick name "The Babe" for his play as a batter.
My oldest son is our pitcher...he was the starting pitcher for his Middle School team this year and we have their team banquet this afternoon. He will start his 13/14 Dixie youth season this next week which will be his last Dixie Youth season as he starts high school baseball next spring as a freshman...can't believe he will be in High School next year.
Glad to hear you are still improving BOO and you keep bragging on your children...you have something to be proud and it shows just how much you care about them.
Prayers for Lucy to continue her recovery and prayers for TOM and Frankie husband.
I know you will miss Robbi RO as you seem to have the same relationship with her that Connie has with her Mom...the respect of the Parent/Child is there but also too the best friend type of relationship is present.
Well better go...gotta ready for the baseball banquet and then return home for ptiching practice with Dalton before dark...I tell you with two boy's playing ball we are either at the park playing ball...practicing ball or washing uniforms...but we wouldn't trade a minute of it!
Blessings and prayers for everyone!
ANDY: Let her go off somewhere else... gig some other frog.
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93559:
Smokey, Just as long as you don't have to umpire too, that can be tricky just ask Andy...
TOM,..Those Indians won again today! 6-0 to the Mariners they have won 17 of their last 21!
I think they brought Rocky Calavito back to play for them.. G-F....
May 19, 2013 - Msg 93560:
Concert tonight under the stars...(:
Let me know if the porch needs
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Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried
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