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?


July 26, 2015 - Msg 102156: Something happened this morning at 5:11am and the entire "main" page of the Front Porch was lost. All messages from Msg 102086 until this (even had to reset the Msg number so this numbering is just a guess) one were lost. *IF* you have a copy of the Front Porch somehow saved in your browser that contains those messages, please e-mail them to me (floy@iMayberry.com) and I'll add the information to the Archives. Sorry for the problem.

--Floyd


July 26, 2015 - Msg 102157: I'm guessing the Count was real active this morning... Thanks Floyd for the service call...G-F

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102158: Oh no!
Did someone use one of those high-powered leaf blowers to sweep the porch?

Last time I checked yesterday, I was the last to post a comment. Hope it wasn't something I said. I did mention whether the mayo/miracle whip combo others were talking about might cause an explosion. Maybe even just talking about it caused a chemical reaction right on the porch. Wow, powerful stuff. ;-)

Thanks Floyd, and I hope you get it figured out.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102159: Yes indeed, thanks for getting under their with all them spiders and fixing the porch. I was thinking the same thing Sterling. All was well until GF made his pasta salad using both Mayo and Miracle Whip. Then .... BLEWIE! :)
BTW, you and I are in the same camp in regards to onions. I like mine raw on my hamburgers. Never cared all that much for them grilled. Unless you are talking onion rings. I like them pretty fine.

So I am not sure how much we lost on the great porch crash of 2015, but just to be safe, Happy Birthdays again to Romeena, Possum, and Boo.

Asa

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102160: I'm not sure what happened? There is nothing in the logs to say what caused the problem. I do know it happened at 5:11 this morning. I don't remember this happening before. It could have been a glitch on the server that didn't allow the re-writing of the page when someone posted a new message OR it could be worse. I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens as we move forward.

Maybe Newton Monroe just painted it?

--Floyd

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102161: Floyd, may have been my fault, Cousin Virgil came to visit so I asked him to do some sweeping.....You know... That Boy!
He's about as helpful as a screen door in a submarine!....

G-F...

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102162: Love it G-F ! NASCAR time ! hot wings and pizza at th dog house ! yall come early and stay late ! Rode the Harley to work today was nice at 5:30 am 74 but 6:00 pm quiting time gona be 96...not a fun ride SPOT

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102163: Our Jimmy Best is on Hallmark Channel right now. The Sweeter Side of Life... Mayberry Days won't be the same this year with out him. He will TRUELY be missed....G-F again

July 26, 2015 - Msg 102164: Remind me never to mix Mayo & Miracle Whip-wow!

***********
possum u.a.r.

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102165: I'm b-a-a-a-a-ck! Well, at least I know that it was
not MY fault this time!! ha
Great time in Santa Barbara, perfect weather, fun time, etc.
I was just going to say that I'll check the archives, but I guess there are none to check!
Oh well, as long as yer all OK!
More later,
MDC

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102166: OH, I saw on the news that it is to
be 100 degrees in Dallas today!
Be careful out there Romeena!
mdc

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102167: Glad you are back home safe MDC. Any sunburns? I was wondering if that washed out bridge on I-10 messed up your travel plans last week.

We got near 100 yesterday, but a nice cool front blew in this morning and we are a pleasant 72 right now. Real nice.

I just saw Miss Mayberry on Adam-12. She had her purse snatched and wasn't happy about it. She was Malloy's landlady and she was pretty demanding that he serve justice.

Well I think I'll try my hand at spaghetti tonight for supper. Heck, I may even try some oregano.

Prayers for all.

Asa

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102168: Who's Malloy?

(I know who he is,but I just couldn't resist asking!)

Welcome back, MDC! We missed ya!

***********
possum again

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102169: Alright Possum. I could almost see the cigarette with an inch of ash on it dangling out of your mouth when you asked "who's Malloy". :)

Asa

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102170: Welcome back MDC, we were missing our far West weather reports. Wether the Weather was hot or Wether the Weather was cool. I guess it depends who's on first?...lol

Asa, you weren't suppose to tell what's the secret to your sauce...🍝
**He really adds a dollop of Miracle Whip to it**......ha!

G-F

July 27, 2015 - Msg 102171: Well, my goodness! That's awful, a big chunk of the porch just vanishing, just like that! At least I know it wasn't anything I did, because I wasn't even here. I was in Austin, and then in Fredericksburg, came home yesterday evening. I just sat down here at my computer to catch up, and there's nothing to catch up with! It's gone!

Eloise and I went to Austin to see my grandson perform in "Hairspray" at the Zilker Theater there. He did a superb job as Link Larkin. The kid can sing, dance, and he can act. Eloise and I, thanks to my "grandmother of a co-star" status, had front-row seats, about ten feet from the footlights. Couldn't have been better. The staff treated me so nicely, I felt like Ms. Thang! David and Brittney and their boys were with us, we followed David driving down there, as I didn't want to be trying to navigate Austin at rush hour. He knows Austin well, and led us straight to our motel, and helped us get settled in, then led us to the theater. It's an outdoor venue, been in operation for over 50 years, and is an Austin tradition. It's situated on a hillside, and you can spread a blanket, or rent tiny, low chairs (less than 26"), and you can bring in coolers and snacks, or buy them there. Eloise and I had regular chairs, very comfortable, and our grandsons kept us supplied with water. Here's a link to the theater's website: http://zilker.org/castlist/ My grandson is Travis Gaudin, playing Link Larkin. The whole cast was very professional, very talented, and the show was just wonderful.

We stayed in Austin Thursday night, then went over to Fredericksburg on Friday. Both of my daughters live there, so we got to have a good visit. Dave and Brittney came home Saturday, but the boys stayed me and Eloise, and we came home Sunday. It was a long and busy weekend, but we really had fun. On Saturday, we took the boys and my youngest grandson (Heather's son) to Jellystone Park where they swam and played all the games the park provides, while we moms and grandmoms just sat in the shade and watched and visited. Life is good.

Toye Starr was able to stay with me in Austin, because we stayed in a LaQuinta, which accepts pets, but the LQ in Fredbg was full, so we stayed at a Fairfield Inn, w3hich does not. Therefore, she camped along with the grandsons at Heather's house. Heather has two medium-size dogs, Max and Teenie, each about 35-40 lbs, to Starr's 4.5 lbs. She holds her own though, and they defer to her. She thinks she has the bluff in, but I think in reality they know she's little and frail, and she's a female (they're both boys) and they just indulge her. It's so funny to watch. However, she spooked Edwin, Heather's husband. He was home alone with the dogs while we took the boys swimming, and kept hearing a soft, mournful sound, as he said "like a little lost soul." He couldn't figure out where it was coming from, but finally noticed Toye Starr by the front door. She would stand on her back tiptoes, peek over the kickplate on the door - no mama in sight. Walk in a circle twice, sit down, point nose to ceiling and emit a very soft, mournful little howl - woo-hoo-hoo! Rinse, repeat! All afternoon! He said it was just so sad! Poor little thing, she really is a mama's baby. At night, my grandson Landry got her on the bed with him and she settled down, didn't howl.

Well, I've rattled on for too long. It's good to be home. Blessings, all. --Romeena

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102172: HI ALL, Thanks for all the welcome backs! That week of AFK wasnt too bad, but then again, when there's an ocean calling...what keyboard? ha.
Asa- nope no sunburn, but fun in the ocean. Also, flew to SB, so no road problems.
ALL--I was watching TAGS ep of the Cave Rescue on ME-TV tonite, and I think I found a little "blooper".
When Andy and Helen get to her house to clean up,
Helen picks up the phone to contact the sheriff's office to say they were OK before the special news bulletin came on. She told the person on the other end, who had to be Sarah, to ring the sheriff's office, but then puts the phone down; yet apparently, Sarah did not recognize Helen's voice (??)
because the next scene shows Gomer talking with Sarah about how no one came on the line.
Oh well, nothing earth-shattering.
Praying for all,
MDC


July 28, 2015 - Msg 102173: Oh, RO, glad your trip went well. They have a similar theater in Santa Fe that wifey and I have been to. Thanks for the link.

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102174: The Adventures of Romeena & MDC... A good title for a travel documentary... Glad you all had a good time!

G-F...

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102175: p.s. There used to be a show in Cleveland called "Jim Doney 's Adventure Road" he would show and tell about his many adventures and trips, MDC & Romeena got me to thinkin about that show... Here's a link to a article about him. TOM probably remembers it too.... G-F again
http://www.clevelandseniors.com/people/doney.htm

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102176:
G-F, don't forget to include me in that travel documentary. This past Sunday (the day of the Front Porch crash), I drove over 500 miles from Chicago (Illinois) to Toronto (Canada).

from Poor Horatio

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102177: Sorry about that Buddy.... Did you get to travel thru Cleveland?
ya coulda Rock'd at the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame...🎶🎸🎶

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102178: Glad you are back safe and sound, MDC! And glad you are back as well, Romeena.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102179: Hey Gang, if anyone is interested here is the link to Floyd's pod-cast from last night. He did it on the Mayberry Meet-up that we just came back from. Yep, as you can see it was a REAL fun time... Even Possum is in the pictures too! ( she came out once it got dark)...lol
Yep, the Spirit of Mayberry was flowing Big Time!....

http://youtu.be/M65B-TKyKVM

G-F.....

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102180:
G-F, I just watched that podcast link that you posted. It seemed like you appeared in more scenes than Floyd! With so much air time, you might have to join the performer's union SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).

from Poor Horatio

July 28, 2015 - Msg 102181: That's funny PH seeing Mrs. Floyd was taking the pictures... The SAG dues are more than $1.25 I'm guessing....G-F

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102182: What's that got to do with going to Walker's for a soda?

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102183: Looks like you had a great time, G-F. And that was really nice the things you did with the portrait and all, and the stuff for Colin and Sarah. You must be a really nice guy. Nothing like you are on the porch. ;-) Just kidding, G-F, you are really nice. And you kind of look like my Uncle Bob.
Which one was you, possum? G-F said you came out once it got dark. What are you, a vampire? Actually, possums do come out mostly at night, don't they? Although I remember seeing a possum marching across the sidewalk by the park when Kai and I used to go there. Almost ran over it with my bike.

Anyway, thanks for posting that link to the podcast, G-F. And Floyd, thanks for putting on that event and making a podcast about it. It is nice to see some of the people we talk to on the internet and have that TAGS connection with.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102184:
G-F, yes, the SAG-AFTRA dues are a bit more than $1.25. According to their web site, "Each SAG-AFTRA member pays annual base dues of $201.96. In addition members pay 1.575% of all individual earnings under SAG or AFTRA contracts between $1 and $500,000." Also, there is a one-time initiation fee of $3,100.98.

from Poor Horatio

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102185: PH.... I think I'd better go back home and drink me a few more bottles of Pop for the deposit $.... Man, I was saving up for a bell fo put on my bike when I get one. But it looks like it's outta the question now!

Thanks Sterling for the kind words, I had fun working on the stuff and getting it together, the looks of joy and smiles on those two's faces were PRICELESS!
The two drawings were AWESOME a fellow Mayberrian that comes to the Monday pod-cast did them.... Don't know if you can zoom in on them or not, but they were really detailed....

It was nice meeting Possum and her Darling person too. I think she had fun time too! I think what she said was lost in the "Great Porch Crash of 2015"... So she may have to fill those of you who were gone back in next time she posts.

G-F....

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102186: Hey Y'all- Yep,I'm right there in Allen's podcast video,along with G-F.I didn't get there until Saturday,though. I'm sitting in the back of the gazebo with a light blue top and long blonde hair. If I would have known I was gonna be captured for posterity,I would've gone and "slicked down" first!

I did have fun,G-F, and it was nice meeting you.Finally got to meet a real live Porchster,after being on the Porch since 2002!

Yesterday, I was going through a box of old photos and papers and I came across a note in which I'd scribbled down the name of a church up in Rev's neck of the woods,along with the time 6pm written on it.I remember that someone had seen the name Rocky Morris ,along with the date & time on the sign outside of the church and told me about it. I wrote the info down in hopes I could make it up there to see Rev in concert. This was a few months before we lost him.Unfortunately,I didn't make it to that church,and I sure regret it.

Well,guess I'll go mix up some Mayo and Miracle Whip and see what I can blow up around here at my rock-ha! Just kidding-that concoction sounds more powerful than Kryptonite!

Y'all have a great afternoon & remember to act like somebody!

************
possum u.a.r.


July 29, 2015 - Msg 102187: Ha Ha act like somebody ! will do possum ! well HOT here in ga..close to 100..when temp. gets that hot we have some trouble having enough power to go around...but we are holding our on ...well let me get logged in...here till 6am...supper?...SPOT

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102188: I've got homemade vegetable soup & cornbread, Spotty! Why I cooked that in 100 degree weather is beyond me,but I did!

possum again

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102189: Possum, when you mix those two things together be sure to sing: Kumbaya so they all get along together...lol
Just incase you were wondering......
"Kumbaya, my Lord" was first recorded by an out-of-work English professor, Robert Winslow Gordon, in 1927. Gordon went on a search for black spirituals and recorded a song "Come by Here, My Lord", sung by H. Wylie. The song was sung in Gullah on the islands of South Carolina between Charleston and Beaufort...... It will protect you from any bad explosions and such.... Being that it was written in your neck of the woods it's gotta help! Who says ya don't learn anything here on the Porch.. Right PH?

SPOT I'm making burgers on the grill, sweet corn, tow madders, I'll even grill some yellow squash with olive oil & garlic if ya want!

G-F.....

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102190: Well I might have to have some of Possums soup. Just got back from the tooth doctor and he ended up having to do a root canal. I am still numb at the moment, but I reckon when the Novocain wears off I'll be whining.

I have to go look at that video you posted GF.

Spot, sounds like you need bigger wires buddy. :)

Asa



July 29, 2015 - Msg 102191: Sorry to hear that Asa, hope you have luck with it. I had 3 done and still ended up having to get them pulled... :(

Think it's time to kick in the auxiliary power SPOT... Time to get the hamsters wheel out of moth balls. Just be sure to give 'em some Mountsin Dew first.... That'll turbo charge them!

G-F...

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102192: Aww, sorry Asa. Try to think of it this way, at least you got to keep the tooth. Some dentists, like the one I just left, seem to like to just yank the tooth out and be done with it. No thank you, I'd like to keep my teeth for as long as I can.

So G-F, is that where the title word comes from, the guy just thought they were singing "Kumbaya, my Lord" when they were really singing "Come by here, my Lord"?
I know, I could look it up, but I just thought I would ask.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102193: Oh, sorry, G-F. I didn't read your last message well enough. But I guess it is NOT worth it to go through that pain if all they are going to do is pull the tooth anyway.

Hope you have better luck, Asa!

-Sterling Holobyte

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102194: Good evening, porch. It's hot, hot, hot! Eloise and I went to our favorite Chinese place today for lunch, then to Hobby Lobby so I could look for some supplies I need. Didn't find them. Tried Amazon, they didn't have what I want either. Guess maybe we'll run out to Michael's in far north Irving in the next day or two, and see if I do any better there. It's annoying when I know exactly what I want and can't find it. Oh well. I'll find it eventually.

I never knew that "Kumbaya" was from the Gullah dialect. I did know it meant "Come by here", but didn't realize it was Gullah. The Gullah dialect history is really interesting. You can find out a lot about it by just running a search on "Gullah dialect." Enough material there to keep a person reading for hours!

The project I'm working on is a birdbath bowl. My daughter and her husband found a concrete bowl out in the Texas panhandle somewhere, exactly what I've been hunting for about two years, and got it for me for my birthday. It's about two feet across, and is smooth inside, not wavy like most of them are. I want to line it with pretty glass, tiles and small stones. It has the shape of Texas in raised relief in the center, about an inch and a half high, with a big star engraved in the center of Texas. I'll paint that star a rich red, maybe or maybe not paint the top of the Texas map in white, and then cover the rest of the bowl with a mosaic of tiles and stones. The whole thing will be sealed with a waterproof sealer. I've got another small birdbath that sits among the shrubs below my window, just a regular little concrete thing, and I decorated it with mosaic stones a few years ago. It's pretty, and has held up well. The new bowl sits on top of a huge cedar stump beside the feeding stones. When I get it finished, I think it will be very pretty. It will be easy to wash out and keep clean, too.

Well, better go feed my little Toye Starr. She has come in here twice, touched my ankle with her paw, heaved a big sigh, and walked out again. That's her way of telling me she's hungry. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102195: Oh, Asa. I'm sorry to hear about your root canal. I've had two of those over the years - not fun. However, they usually feel better quickly, at least mine did. I've been so blessed. I've got a wonderful dentist, he has cared for my teeth for 36 years now, and I've got all of them but one. The last molar on the upper left is missing, but the rest are there. Several are crowned, but they're there. Not bad for 76, and I'm grateful. --Romeena

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102196:
Is someone looking for a good dentist? I can recommend three dentists that I use. They maintained class standings of #5, #6 and #7 during their entire week at Dental School. I would not be too concerned that there were only seven students in their graduating class. You can follow their career path and see how they work at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umu25dU0IyI

from Poor Horatio

July 29, 2015 - Msg 102197: Disappearing words on this page? There's witchery in your family, Floyd.

Billy Ray the Postman

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102198: Romeena's ep was on ME-TV tonite. One of the funniest
lines IMHO is one that you will miss if not really watching....Ramona says "It rained last week," to which Ernest T says "I know, I twas right there IN it." ha
Wasnt there a movie years ago named "Conrack" about that Gullah dialect?
ASA--you take it easy with that root canal.
Possum, you stay cool, and SPOT u too!
Prayers,
MDC

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102199: Next time I'll tell you about the assembly and oiling of the 38 caliber revolver, OK?

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102200: Hey Y'all- I've got to share this: Guess what Laci gave me today for my birthday? It's BIG!

I am now the proud owner of an authenticated signed photo of Don Knotts AND Jim Nabors! Yep,Barney & Gomer together-it's a pic taken from the "Haunted House" episode. Jim even signed "Golleee!" above his name! How cool is that for a birthday present? I'm one lucky ol' possum!

Gullah is from my neck of the woods.I had an uncle who was a local historian who could actually speak Gullah. It's an interesting dialect,for sure.

Well,I just had to pop in and share my excitement over my Mayberry gift. My daughter took pics of me with it,so once she emails them to me, I'll post them on FB.

*******************
the birthday possum

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102201: That's a great gift! You are one lucky duck... er, possum.
I'd tell you to have a Happy Birthday, but it seems like you are already there. :-)

-Sterling Holobyte

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102202: Possum, Happy Birth Anniversary... You know ya only have 1 "birth" day...lol. Good thing you Kumbaya'd so we could wish you a special Hey! For your day.... Good on Laci for getting you that special picture!.....

Asa I'll hook you up with some good Jello Pudding since your mouth is ailing...

G-F....

July 30, 2015 - Msg 102203: Thanks,Sterling & G-F! Yeah,that's true when you think about it, G-F! Well, how about let's wish Boo a Happy "Day You Were Born" tomorrow?!

Aw, poor Asa- feel better,friend.

possum again



July 30, 2015 - Msg 102204: Asa, if ya wanna go crazy try this.... http://youtu.be/uKV7yd6RWYk
And you get exercise to boot!

Maybe Bernie will get Boo a cake 🎂 ?

G-F. Again

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102205: Happy Birthday to Possum and Boo. Here's one you should
both remember!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFOnZAzjeoU
Hey RO and BOO...i have a a nursing question...
Do did the stripes on the nursing caps have any significance? (like in the military)
Emergency is showing early episodes right now
when the nurses still wore caps.
For ALL...regarding HD OTA antennas that had been discussed here recently... I mentioned that I had one from Radio Shack that had a
small remote for 'directional' tuning, but with all the talk recently about "50 mile" antennas, I went and ordered one from Amazon, then I went to
Radio Shack again and got a cable spliter adapter, and hooked them BOTH up to the antenna input jack!!! Now I get super-clear pictures with no more "pixelating." Also, for those of you with cable, you could attach both your cable AND an antenna to the input jack at the same time and get both!
Well, all for now,
MDC

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102206: Good evening, porch! Happy birthday to Possum and Boo! Hope it was a great one for you both. Possum, that picture is a real winner! Enjoy it.

MDC, yes, the stripes on a nurse's cap are significant. Only an RN can have a black stripe on their cap. Some nurses chose to wear their school cap, others (after graduation) chose to wear the universal cap - the one you typically see on TV shows and such. The majority wore the universal cap, because most school caps looked like the upstairs maid, or a cupcake holder. I know mind did! I wore my cap for about the first two years of my nursing career, then abandoned it. They're just too much trouble, always getting caught on something, and they're the very dickens to keep clean. I really don't think anyone wears them anymore. Kind of a shame, they looked very professional and neat, but they're not worth the trouble. I still have mine though, very carefully stored away.

I went to dinner with Dave and Brittney, and Eloise and Jerry. D&B gave me one more birthday present, even after all they did for us down in Fredericksburg. They gave me a copy of Harper Lee's book "Go Set A Watchman." I can hardly wait to read it. If it's even half as good as "To Kill A Mockingbird" it will be well worth reading.

Well, it's late and I'm tired. I think I'll call it a day. Blessings, everyone! --Romeena

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102207: Nice, MDC! How many channels do you get?
I actually went to Best Buy a few days ago and found the same antenna that Poor Horatio said he bought. So I bought one myself. My brother came over and put it on the roof(he was a satellite tv installing for a while) and I only get like 10 channels, which is 2 less than I got with my DIY antenna that I made. But a couple of those channels were pixelated anyway so it didn't matter much, and the ones I have now are all pretty great and haven't "pixeled" ...yet. And I get both MeTV and Antenna TV, which both show classic tv shows, so I am happy about that.

I don't know why, but I got what I will call "the miseries" in my back, again. Just came on sudden, and I wasn't doing anything really different. Just picking Noah up and stuff. But maybe I twisted wrong or something. So I was trying to take it easy for most of the day.
I was doing so good too. Hadn't had hardly any back pain since my "major incident" that I had almost two years ago now. I did have a little something last year November that concerned me enough to call my physical therapist, but that went away pretty quick after she reminded me of one of the exercises I had forgotten. Hopefully this one will be short too. I get "afeared" that I am going to have another episode like the one I had that got me laid up in the hospital, and I want to avoid that at all costs. It was not fun.

Well, it's almost tomorrow, so maybe it is not too early to wish Boo a very Happy Birthday! Hope you get everything you want, if you haven't got it already.

Have a good night all.

-Sterling Holobyte


July 31, 2015 - Msg 102208: Ugh, that was supposed to be "he was a satellite tv INSTALLER...".
He wasn't "installing" for too long. It didn't take him but about 10 minutes.

-SH

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102209: Thanks for the birthday wishes already!! Hope Possum had a good birthday, she deserves it.

Things are going well. I worked yesterday and since I am off for two days, they had a birthday celebration for me yesterday at work and it was great. They brought Mexican food, cake, presents..so nice. I just love my co-workers. Today my sister, the kids and I went to town and did some shopping at the mall. My Erin has a birthday next week and I did some shopping for her. She wanted a little silver james avery cross ring for her birthday and I got her some new shoes for school and a stuffed bear from build a bear. She is about to turn 14 but there is still a lot of "little girl" in her.

Sean has been having trouble with his wisdom teeth so we had to see the oral surgeon today. He wants to take Sean's wisdom teeth out in the hospital in day surgery but don't kow exactly when. It makes me a little nervous but I know the Lord is in control.

I miss talking to all of you every day but seems like I am so much busier these days. I will try to check in more often.

Love,
Boo

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102210: Thanks for all of the sweet birthday wishes (and that groovy video,MDC!)- I had a wonderful day!

Happy Birthday, Boo! Check your FB page-somebody wants to wish you a Happy Birthday-ha ha (I get to tease YOU today!)

Don't forget the annual Possum & Boo Double Birthday Bash (That's PBDBB for short!) this weekend out at O'Malley's! I'll bring the cake-oh,y'all,do I have cake! How in the world I'll ever eat all of this cake (and cupcakes!) is beyond me! Wish I could mail everyone a "hunk" of cake, as Wally Cleaver used to say.

Well, gotta head to Wally World and I don't mean Wally's Gas Station. Hey, I just realized how many times I used "Wally" in my post today-probably just set some kind of new world record-ha!

Y'all have a great day-love to all!

************
possum u.a.r.

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102211: First of all, happy birthday wishes to both Boo and possum. I hope you found joy in celebrating it.

possum, you mentioned Wally World. Well, the other day, I saw an ad on television for a new "Vacation" movie that includes Wally World.
Oh, and as for your PBDBB at O'Malley's, I'll bring along my mayonnaise, miracle whip, tartar sauce and sardines concoction to share with everyone.

Sterling Holobyte, if you are not happy with the OTA antenna that you purchased, why not return it if you saved the receipt and are within the returns allowed time frame from the place you bought it from?
I chose that OTA antenna not only based on the advertising data supplied by the manufacturer, but also the reviews supplied by customers. Expecting to receive additional stations that are within 25 miles of my home, I recently moved my OTA antenna from the main floor up to my attic. I was surprised that now, I am still not receiving three channels that I should be receiving. I need to perform a more detailed investigation.

from Poor Horatio

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102212: No, I am happy with the antenna, Poor Horatio. Like I said, those two channels that I don't receive with this one but did on my homemade antenna would pixelate all the time anyway.
I also bought another Roku box for the downstairs tv. Now I just have to convince my wife that we should drop the tv portion of our cable bill, but keep the internet of course.

Well, I am still feeling pretty stiff and sore and my back was feeling kind of "shifted", so I made an appointment to see the doc today, luckily they have an opening. I want to at least get a refill on my medicines that I used before, and probably a referral so that I can go see my physical therapist again. Still hoping neither will be necessary, though. I just want the anti-spasmodic medicine to be on hand if I need it.

-Sterling Holobyte

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102213: Back here at work for 16 more then off for a few...gona read...Tonight lets all meet and eat...where?...dont want to have to put on my Sunday shirt but I will ...SPOT

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102214: Blue moon tonight Spot. So wherever we all dine, let's do it outdoors. It don't happen very often you know. Only once in a blue moon. :)

Happy birthday Boo and hope you had a grand one Possum. Sounds like it with that picture for sure.

Glad it's Friday. Only a 4 day week and it still seemed extry long. Dag blame old age!

My tooth feels pretty good though. I go back on Monday for the second part, whatever that is.

Asa

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102215: Here ya go Asa, Bill Monroe sings about Blue Moons over Kentucky.... G-F
http://youtu.be/4syA9aNnNa0

July 31, 2015 - Msg 102216: Unless you're a Beatles fan....
http://youtu.be/1MuslAO1sMs

August 01, 2015 - Msg 102217: Asa, don't you be complaining about old age. You're just a sprout. Wait until you're 76, and then tell me about it. I declare, I know now what my daddy was talking about, when he said all his favorite parts either hurt, sagged, fell off, or leaked! If I've been sitting for more than five minutes, standing up is not easy, and once I do, I have to wait for everything to settle into place before I take a step. I have to stabilize before I mobilize. But hey! I'm still here, and that's something, and I'm grateful.

I've been watching the documentary series about the auditions and training camp for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Mercy! Those girls are beautiful, mobile, energetic, talented, and a little bit nuts. That's a tremendous commitment, and it's not easy. Really interesting, to watch what all goes into those routines that they make look so easy. Also, I really felt sorry for one girl. Pretty, sweet, young and talented but she got cut. Why? Because at one time, much younger, she had taken a revealing picture of herself and sent it to her boyfriend. As she said, she was young and stupid. The boyfriend, the louse, put it on social media. Yep, that's a guy you'd want to marry, right? One that would post a compromising picture of you for all to see? Anyway, the Cheerleader "mamas" found it, and they cut the girl from the squad. Apparently, they insist on wholesome, clean behavior and no exceptions. The poor girl cried, but she understood, apologized to the leadership, and blamed no one but herself.

I worry about all that social media stuff. I've learned things on Facebook about a couple of people I know, that I wish I hadn't seen. Anyone who thinks the "privacy" settings protect them is living in a dream world. You may choose who sees what you post, but out of your choices, someone may decide to just re-post or however they do it, and your information is out there. I know of a nurse who lost his job because of a negative comment he made on Facebook regarding our hospital, and someone in the nursing office saw it. He said he only posted it to his list, but it escaped the list somehow. Scary.

Well, I think I'll toddle off to the ironing board. It's been a long day. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

August 01, 2015 - Msg 102218: STERLing--what exercise are you talking about for your back? I have misery there too, and would be interested in that exercise. THX.
Poor Horatio and STERLING, why dont you try my idea? I could only find an adapter with three female (sorry ladies, that's what they call jacks, plumbing connectors, etc...M and F) coax jacks, so I also had to get a male/female short cable to make it all work. As PH said, if it doesnt help, you can return them! SH--I get 55 channels from around the PHX area, tho 15 are in Espanol. I also get Antenna TV and ME-TV with the antennas, plus 2 all-weather channels, the 4 major networks, and a few that are affiliated, but show a different variety of programs.
BOO!!! So glad to see you on the porch.
Possum's party for y'all was great!
Good to hear that Erin and Sean are doing OK.
Did you ever get grass planted??
RO--thanks for the capping info. Dix wears a cap with TWO black stripes, so I guess she's an extra special RN. ha
God's blessings,
MDC


August 01, 2015 - Msg 102219: 55 channels, MDC? Wow! I am not sure even having two antennas(is that what you are talking about?) would help me out though. I don't live anywhere near any big cities, and I am already going out 50 miles just to get the channels I do receive.
I am wondering if an amplifier would help, maybe pick up a couple more.

MDC, I found a video which depicts some of the same exercises I was told to do that helped me: https://youtu.be/HoNW3TnAT3Y Particularly positions 2 and 3. In this video he seems to just be holding them, but there are some instructions for doing repetitions written later in the video, and that is how my PT had me do them, about 10 repetitions at a time.
You can also do these standing up with hands on your hips and just bending back. That was the one that I mentioned I had forgotten about before and it helped alleviate a good amount of my pain.
I don't know where your pain is, but mine was mostly on my left lower back(when I talked about feeling "shifted", like I couldn't stand up totally straight), and because of that, I also did an exercise where you stand straight with hands on hips, and kind of slide your hips to the right, again for a count of about 10. I know, it looks kind of silly, but that is why I am glad I was in a room with no windows when my PT was having me do those. The intention of this exercise was to get the "jelly" that's in between your discs back in position, since the stuff was bulging out from the disc. That was for me. Like I said, I don't know where your pain is emanating from, and you would probably need a dr to tell you, if they haven't already.
There are more exercises I was taught to help strengthen the core muscles around the spine, and if you need those I will try to find some more videos or pics to explain them because it is hard to picture how to do them exactly though words.
But if you are just looking for some pain relief for your lower back, I would think the ones in the video, along with the back stretches, might help.
Hope that helps you out.

-Sterling Holobyte

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