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?

September 17, 2017 - Msg 108219: Hi
G-F it crying time two in a roll


September 17, 2017 - Msg 108220: Yep TOM, as Andy told Gomer..."Just don't OVEREXPECT!.. That is how Browns fans have learned to be!...G-F

September 17, 2017 - Msg 108221: Tall, Dark, and.... Cleveland! :)


September 17, 2017 - Msg 108222: You got me on that one Asa...Funny!...G-F

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108223: So what exactly IS a "Brown?" :)

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108224: A Brown is......nice, real nice! :)


September 18, 2017 - Msg 108225: There's some debate about whether Cleveland's professional football franchise was named after its first coach and general manager, Paul Brown, or after boxer Joe Louis, who was nicknamed the “Brown Bomber.” Team owner Mickey McBride conducted a fan contest in 1945 and the most popular submission was Browns......🤷🏼‍♂️

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108226: Boo & I are goofing around on FB this morning-just told her to check in here when she can because folks are concerned about her.I imagine she'll pop up on the Porch soon,y'all.

possum u.a.r.

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108227: Hey everyone. I thought I posted a couple days ago but must not have hit the send button. Sorry folks, I still don't have cable or internet service so I have to try to type on my little cell phone screen and it's hard for me.

We are doing ok, more normal each day. Erin is still out of school due to the damage but should be able to go back in a month. We have been working hard and staying busy with clean up, etc. I have been back at work for almost 2 weeks and working extra.

I'll come leave a long post when I have a keyboard to do it on.

Glad you family in Florida is ok, Ro.

Love to all,

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108228: BOO--thank you for checking in. Glad things are getting back
to normal, except for school, of course.
Can Erin do any work on-line, or can the teachers
give some work to their students to do at home?
Seems something like that could be worked out, and would help keep the
kids involved with schooling.
GF--I hope MDs were a good time! And thanks for the
"Browns" explanation. There is a sandwich known as a hot brown, but I did not know the actual history to the team name.
May I please ask you all to keep me in your prayers. I go down to Tucson on Wed. for the special right heart cath thru a vein in my neck.
I am so tired of hospitals! I realize it can really help to show the new doc what's going on in there, but i still get anxious over these things. Thank you all! My prayers continue for you all too! :)

September 18, 2017 - Msg 108229: You have them OFF. I am sure hoping that they can get a correct diagnosis on you and get you feeling better.

Good to see you Boo. I am happy that things are returning to normal more and more for you. I hope you have gotten past the Spam sandwiches. :)

Glad you didn't take my funnin with the Browns to heart. Looks like the Bengals are OFF to a rough start also.

Well OFF to bed for me. Although I had the day OFF work I stayed plenty busy working around the house.

Prayers for all.


September 18, 2017 - Msg 108230: Stupid autocorrect. That should say you have got my prayers MDC.


September 19, 2017 - Msg 108231: Good morning, porch. A beautiful day here, but windy. Not damaging winds, just blustery. If I was working outside, I'd probably be grateful for it, because the predicted high for today is 98°. Actually, I do need to spend a little time out there in the flower beds. From my window, I can actually see a stand of those "devil-weeds" that have haunted my yard for the past several years. I have pulled them, Eddie has pulled them, we have put down corn gluten meal and Preen, and still they come. Each plant, by the time it's three inches high, has little clusters of tiny seeds at every twig juncture on the stem. How are you supposed to fight that? Let one get two feet tall, and it will, and there will be thousands of seeds on it. I wish I could find a goat that would eat nothing but that weed. I'd give him a permanent home in my yard!

Boo, I'm glad to hear that things are improving a little, but it sounds like there's still a long way to go. Wish I could be there to help you put things in order. I can't be there, but I can pray.

MDC, you will always have my prayers as you seek some answers and solutions to your health problems. I know what that's like! Hang in there.

Asa, don't you just hate it when the autocorrect "fixes" something for you that didn't need it? Somebody needs to tell that thing - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

Well, guess I'll go scare up some lunch. Then I need to get into my tax stuff and get 2015 together and over to the CPA. No, I won't owe any penalties, because the IRS is going to owe me, but I could use the refund right now, so guess I'll get it filed. I just HATE fooling with that stuff! I'd rather be writing.

Blessings, friends. Stay well. --Romeena

September 19, 2017 - Msg 108232: Yes Romeena, that auto correct can be a pain. I don't know how it got OFF out of MDC. I posted it with my Kindle that also has the touch screen that I don't like either. So I must have accidently touched something somewhere to get that. Ain't it funny that how if the IRS owes you money, there isn't any penalty paid to you, but you owe them and socko! It seems like we have two sets of rules here. I best hush now.

Last night I watched the episode where Andy hooks up Howard with the new County nurse. And Mother Sprague's reaction to that. I always giggle when she asks him if he is wearing his undershirt. Yea, that cord needs to be nipped already. lol


September 19, 2017 - Msg 108233: Prayers MDC!

Thank you for the concert and prayers. I appreciate my porch family so much!

I spent the day canning applesauce and apple butter. Susan got 2 big boxes of apples given to her and we had to do something with them. I am wiped out!

Ada, no more spam sandwiches for me, buddy. Just today I was telling my sister about your comment about the spam sandwiches she gave me ("Haven't you suffered enough?")...then I see you mentioned spam again. Too funny! I think you are protesting spam to must secretly want some.
Oh, have you seen the autocorrect meme that says, "Autocorrect is my worst enema!"? Lol


September 19, 2017 - Msg 108234: Ada...meant Asa..autocorrect strikes again!


September 19, 2017 - Msg 108235: Prayers for MDC and sending lots of prayers out for this ol' hurting world. It sure has been taking a beating lately-hurricanes,earthquakes,etc. God bless us all.

possum again

September 19, 2017 - Msg 108236: Thanks all. My brother and I head to Tucson in the morning
for the 1 PM procedure. Then once I'm out of
lala land, we'll head back to Phx.
Will let you know in the days ahead what they find in the biopsy, if anything.
I saw today that in 1982 on this date the first emoji was typed and sent... :-)

September 21, 2017 - Msg 108237: Hi.
Prayers going up for MDC
It like like as old we it the more thing that come a part.


September 21, 2017 - Msg 108238: Hey gang...we all good here...just been working on some tree damage just tree that fell in edge of fields...working tonight...will catch up on reading...prayers...SPOT

September 21, 2017 - Msg 108239: All went OK in Tucson. More later.
Hi to TOM! Thx for the prayers.
Many prayers for the people of Puerto Rico
and Mexico City! Lord Jesus be with us!

September 21, 2017 - Msg 108240: Hey MDC- That's great news that your procedure went well! I saw you posting on FB,so figured you might have stopped by the Porch to update us. Take care of yourself.
Hey to Tom & Spot! Uh-oh- I don't wanna get a RUDE,so I better just say "HEY!" to everybody!

possum u.a.r.

September 21, 2017 - Msg 108241: Thanks Possum, but the "more later" above is...
actually, tho there was no trouble getting the probe in the vein, she could not get a biopsy
because my heart is too enlarged. (Not sure how all this works) So she's going
to try a CT scan of the heart next.
OH well, its all in the hands of the Lord. :-)

September 22, 2017 - Msg 108242: Thanks for the update, MDC. If you don't mind a suggestion, here's one from my own experience. I've never had the procedure you had, but have had many CT scans. They usually have to do mine without a dye contrast, which gives a pretty good result, but not an optimum one. The reason is, when they do the little blood test beforehand, to check your kidney function, my serum creatinine is usually too high. This indicates that the kidneys are not clearing the toxins from my blood as fast as they should, therefore the injected dye would be hanging around too long. Knowing that I typically don't drink enough water, and generally run around in a chronic state of mild dehydration, I reasoned that if I drank plenty of water for a couple of days before the CT, my creatinine would be cleared along with the additional water and my test result would pass. I was right. The next CT, I drank several glasses of water for the two or three days ahead of time, my serum creatinine was fine, I had the test with the dye, my doctor was delighted with the results, and I drank plenty of water for a couple of days afterward to make sure all the dye flushed out. So, moral of this long story - drink a lot of water before you go for that CT scan. That way you'll most likely pass the blood test, you'll get the dye (unless you're allergic) and your CT will produce much clearer results.

How is everyone doing after all the horrible weather? I think Boo was probably hit harder than anyone else, at least no one has spoken up. Boo, I hope things are getting back to normal for you. Wish I could be there to help.

Well, better get to bed. Blessings, all. --Romeena

September 22, 2017 - Msg 108243: ROMEENA--thank you for that idea. I shall do that! :) Does a CT scan of the heart take very long? I had problems with the MRI as mentioned earlier,
but they also had a heavy camera on my chest.
ALL--I dont know if QT Gas Stations are nationwide or not, but the ones in this area have a "QT Kitchen" inside, and they do make a very good BLT for 2.99. I add a couple packets of Hel1man's mayo to it, and i think it's pretty darn tasty!
YES, prayers continue, especially for Mexico City and for Puerto Rico!
The times in which we live!
Everyone have a good weekend.
God bless,

September 23, 2017 - Msg 108244: PS--I just ordered Ro's book from Amazon! :)

September 23, 2017 - Msg 108245: Hi
Romeena did you ever fit your mix for you can make De? ice tea


September 24, 2017 - Msg 108246: Dukes Mayo ! MDC...Good Morning gang..well my Ga bulldogs are rollin is Bama ..ok..lets get this Day of the Lord at work and will catch a sermon on the tube..breakfast will be: two eggs your way,bisquits and gravy,bacon (both crispy and limp for Romeena),grits with real butter,hashbrowns,sausage links,toast and jam,Oj,coffee and milk...ready at 08:00 plates available...PRAYERS ! SPOT !

September 24, 2017 - Msg 108247: Good Sabbath all.

My goodness Spot. Now that's a breakfast. I like my bacon limp also buddy, so do plenty. Thanks buddy.

MDC, So sorry they couldn't get the biopsy. I pray they can get the info they need with the scan and get you feeling better friend. I don't know if it is the same thing, but prior to my first ablation they did on me a few years back, they did a CT scan of my chest to make sure I didn't have any blood clots. It seems like it only took about 15 or 20 minutes and was no big deal. I was worried because I am very claustrophobic. But it wasn't bad at all. Prayers for you buddy.

Good to see you Tom. I hope you are doing well.

Where is GF? Is it Mayberry Days this weekend?

Guess I better go wash up for breakfast. It's the least I can do seeing how Spot has fussed.


September 24, 2017 - Msg 108248: If I could impose on my Porch pals this Sabbath day.
Our little Barney has been having some ag related health issues as of late and this morning we had to make that difficult decision to have him put to sleep. Always tough to do, but we are comforted in knowing he is at rest now. We enjoyed his companionship for almost 14 years. My Wife is taking it pretty hard. He was her bed buddy these last few years.
Thanks friends.


September 24, 2017 - Msg 108249: I'm so messed up I forgot to ask for your prayers in my post, but I reckon you figured out what I was asking.


September 24, 2017 - Msg 108250: Prayer going up for you Mr Messred up


September 24, 2017 - Msg 108251: Oh, my! Asa, I'm so sorry. I know that pain all too well. I still grieve for Sugarplum at times, she was such a sweet, brave little girl. Now I've got Toye Starr, and she's already ten years old. So hard when they have to leave us. Take your time, grieve for Barney, but get another little friend as soon as you can. Some of us aren't complete without our little furkids, and I think you're a member of the clan, same as I am. I remember when you lost Sammy. That was hard, I know, but I think getting Barney helped you get through it.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some dinner. Not really hungry, I'd just make a PB&J, but am out of bread. Oh well. I'll find something. Blessings, friends. --Romeena

September 24, 2017 - Msg 108252: Asa,so sorry for the loss of your lil' Barney. Our pets become family and it sure hurts to lose them. Prayers,my friend.

Hey, G-F-I saw a few pics of the Mayberry Days parade and same as last year,I think I see you in the parade! Were you on the fishing boat float,by chance? A blue rowboat with two guys,one who favors you. I hope I make it to Mayberry Days one of these years,so I can see for myself where you are-LOL But,maybe you WERE in the parade this year!

Everyone have a good evening!

possum under a rock

September 25, 2017 - Msg 108253: ASA--Prayers indeed my friend. I remember when you got Barney! All my best thoughts and prayers for your Mrs. too!
Possum, I too wish I could make it someday, but that's a long
God blessings on all. Jesus loves you. :)

September 25, 2017 - Msg 108254: Thank you friends. Much appreciated.


September 25, 2017 - Msg 108255: Greetings Gang,...Another Great Mayberry Days was had by ALL, we had perfect weather for all the events. Miss Betty was not feeling well and couldn't make it, but she DID phone in during Colonel Tims show and gave a greeting to us all! The sound Boys patched her call through...

Possum that was not me on the float, Steve from Dover Ohio made that, you may remember him and his wife from the Meet-Up...

Asa, So sad to hear about Barney, our furry friends are family so it is hard to lose a family member...

Continued prayers for MDC's health issues Hang Tough Buddy!..

Romeena I found out I can get your book on iBooks... It will be my first attempt at "electronal" reading as Barney calls it!..

Have a great day Y'all I'm still trying to recover from "Mayberry Time" to "Real world time"...


September 25, 2017 - Msg 108256: Well,we need to get you in that parade, G-F! I've been "seeing" you in it for the past two years! Ha! Not sure if I remember Steve- met so many folks at the Meet- Up.

I am really confused now,because you mentioned that Miss Betty didn't make the parade,but I saw pics of her in the parade. Hmm.. wearing a white hat.Without a doubt,it is her. Maybe someone posted pics of Miss Betty from an earlier parade. I believe you if you say she didn't participate this year,but that's curious,curious!

Happy Monday to all- y'all have a good one & remember to "act like somebody!"

possum again

September 25, 2017 - Msg 108257: I stand corrected Possum, she DID come to the parade but that was all she could do. But that was Ok... It is more important that she gets better.. Thanks for reminding me of that fact...


September 25, 2017 - Msg 108258: Thanks for clearing that up,G-F! I sure hope she gets to feeling better too!

possum once more

September 25, 2017 - Msg 108259: When I met Betty Lynn, I showed her some pics of where I lived,which is an old railroad town. She told me she used to ride the rails with her grandfather,who was a conductor,I think. Anyway, I invited her to come down sometime to our Raylrode Daze Festivul (yes,that's how it's spelled!) & she was interested,but when she found out the date,she exclaimed "Oh, I can't do that! That's when Mayberry Days is!" She sure is devoted to Mayberry & I knew she'd be at the parade if at all possible this year. Glad she made it,and best wishes to Miss Betty!

possum u.a.r.

September 26, 2017 - Msg 108260: HI ALL. We havent seen Sterling or John Masters for a while. I hope both are OK.
I thought what the Cards and Cowboys did tonight was a step in the right direction. Goodell needs to step up tho and enforce the actual rule regarding such, or i'm done. It can be found online.
I hope all porchsters are doing well. Thank you for all the prayers that
you have lifted up for me. This has been quite a year for me, but not nearly as bad as for those victims of all the natural disasters! Lord Jesus please continue to be our true Vine, and Shepherd!
MDC :)


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