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?

January 22, 2017 - Msg 106621: Good Sabbath all.

Wow Boo, 92? In January even. That's crazy. But the 70's don't sound so bad. Although it has warmed up here the least few days. We got 12 inches of snow yesterday, expecting at least that much tonight and tomorrow. I wish I could send you some.

GF, Glad you are staying warm. You getting any quality Wheeler time?

Romeena, That is nice that you go the extra mile with Eddie. I agree, It's good to help out folks who are making the effort to help themselves.

I sure wish MDC would check in. I hope all is well with him.

Well I am taking the day off of Preachin. Although much improved, 3 hours if sitting in Church is still a bit much for it. I was really hurting last week afterwards. Still putting heat and ice on it.

Prayers for all for a wonderful Sabbath.


January 22, 2017 - Msg 106622: Oh my, I'll give you a break Romeena and sweep the porch, achy breaky back and all.


January 22, 2017 - Msg 106623: Asa, ain't that the way it always is... You shovel 12" of snow and ya still have to sweep the porch!...Hopefully you used your leaf blower...The next sweeping is on me!...As long as it's before February 7th I'm having my hernia surgery then and may be laid up for a bit!... Speaking of surgery I sure hope MDC or Mrs. MDC check in with us, he's been prayin' on my mind, hopefully no news is Good news....

Hey Boo, we may not have had your heat, but today is supposed to be another 60 degree day here..CRAZY


January 22, 2017 - Msg 106624: Well, it did cool off some but we have had 50 MPH winds and two fires near me today. One was near the harbor, though, so the fire had nowhere to go once it reached the water. Sadly (I guess), the "Handsome Sailor Tiki Bar" is no more. It was tacky little bar on the harbor. Sorry for the owner, though.

It's been a good day, all in all. I have felt better today than in 2 weeks. Not so many aches and pains today. Sean, however, has the allergy attack of the century (the front and high winds blew in something that is really bothering his alleriges).

My Erin got her learner's permit a couple of days ago and has been driving here in town. She has not gone near the highway yet, thankfully. She has some anxiety about it and there's no need to rush her. She is doing well for a beginner so far. Can you all believe she will turn 16 in 6 months? Time flies.

Today the kids and I (Bruce is still working out of town) drove to a small town about 15 minutes from us to a small sandwich shop/bakery for lunch. What we had was so-so but I bought a pack of homemade cinnamon rolls that were probably the best I have ever had. Man, are they good. I wish I could share them with you all.

Hope MDC is doing ok.

Better go make sure Erin is going to bed. Tomorrow I have to clean out the refrigerator, do several loads of laundry, get rid of some old clothes in the closet and dresser, and come up with something for dinner. I have some leftover spaghetti I can probably do something with.

Goodnight All,

January 23, 2017 - Msg 106625: Morning porch,a rainy and cool morning on my end of the porch. supposed to rain all day

Hope everyone is doing well.

I am back in the grove at work, staying busy and out of trouble. which is good for ole Maude.

Boo: I need to clean out some kitchen cabinets and other closets too but seems like my get up and go to do that has got up and left me. I generally take things to the Community Clothes Closet where they sell things to folks for little of nothing.They will also give things to folks who may have lost things to fire. They do a good service for the little community we live in. I also have donated to Habitat for Humanity who have a resale shop a few blocks from my office. Pass it on is my motto as another man or woman's junk is often another mans or woman's treasure.

Please say a prayer for Patrick and Daysie. She learned on Friday that her job may be phasing out or at least relocating to another hospital. They have been in the process of trying to buy their first home and this may make some changes to that plan. Hopefully her employer will work something out for her.thanks in advance.

better get things ready here at work.
Lunch menu will be: potato soup, bacon and cheese toast. oatmeal cookies for dessert. tea to drink

prayers and blessings to all
Big Maude

January 23, 2017 - Msg 106626: Mornin' Y'all- I'd like to get an update on MDC too,and sure hope he's coming along ok. I've checked his FB page,but no news there either.
Boo,when you're finished with all of your chores,ho about head over here and help me tidy up my rock! You can have Erin drive you!
Prayers for Patrick & Daysie,Maude-hope things work out for them.
Y'all have a great Monday & remember to Act Like Somebody!

possum under a rock

January 23, 2017 - Msg 106627: Oops,that's supposed to be "how",not "ho"-LOL

possum again

January 23, 2017 - Msg 106628: Good morning, porch. It's chilly here at 44, but there's no wind and the sun is out, so it's actually pretty nice. Sure has been some nastiness across the country, though. Those tornadoes through the deep South were just awful. Spot, check in! Are you okay? I know Georgia was hit.

Asa, I could do nothing else but go that "extra mile" for Eddie. He's my friend, has looked after my yard for about 18 years now. When my Dale passed, a young man from the church kept it mowed (I've probably told y'all this story before) and then a neighbor took over the job for a while. When he was planning to move away, I was looking for someone to replace him. One afternoon, I noticed a limb lying on the roof, so I got a ladder and was climbing up with a broom to snag it and pull it down. Eddie was mowing across the street, saw me, and came hurrying over, saying "Ma'am, don't go up that ladder! Let me do that for you." Since ladders aren't my favorite thing, I got down. He got the limb, and then went up and swept off some debris that had accumulated in a roof valley. I thanked him and offered to pay him. He refused, and said his daddy would have gotten up out of his grave and "whupped" him if he had just watched and let a lady climb that ladder. I asked him if he had time for another customer and would he be interested in taking over my yard. He was happy to do it, and it's been a good arrangement ever since. He does several yards on this street, and usually leaves the final cleanup on mine until last. When he's finished, we sit out on the driveway and talk while he's resting and cooling off, and drinking something cool. We've had lots of good conversations, and as I said, Eddie is my friend. I don't mind at all picking him up from the train station. He's a good guy.

I need to go through closets and cabinets and drawers around here. Landry helped me a lot but we only scratched the surface. I'll bet I could find as much as we got rid of again, at least twice. Maude, I know exactly what you mean. I know I should set aside even a half hour every day, and do one drawer, or one closet or whatever, but I just find other things to do! I'm not sure whether I'm old and tired, or just plain lazy. Maybe a little of both.

Well, guess I'll go feed La Starr. She hates it when I stop off at the computer before I go to the kitchen in the mornings. Blessings, friends. --Romeena


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This version of The Taylor's Front Porch has been created to pay our respect to the original porch found on Thanks to Frank for all the work he did for Mayberry on the web. We've tried to make this just like Frank's Porch. This is also a tribute to Ollie's "Trivialities" site which was another homage to Frank's porch but is no longer with us.