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?

February 11, 2016 - Msg 103853: Hunkered down under my rock is right,G-F! It's dang cold (as Rev used to say) here in SC!! Plus,I've had some sort of upper respiratory thing for a few weeks now that just makes me feel lazy & trifling.

Well, yeah,the Panthers lost,and Cam acted like a big baby,but I believe there was more to that story. From what I've heard, the Broncos were being interviewed in the same area, well within Cam's earshot. He was naturally upset about the loss,but to hear one of the Broncos boasting & bragging about whipping up on him sure didn't help matters. I'm not into football at all,but being from Panthers country I have heard a LOT of good stuff about Cam Newton. So,I'm not going to judge him for the after game interview. Nobody seems to be talking about what Peyton said about him-how gracious and humble Cam was when he congratulated him following the game.No,because the media loves to crucify people.
Ok, I'm stepping off of the soapbox now!

Anyhoo, yep, we've eaten at The Loaded Goat, G-F. To be honest, I wasn't impressed with the place. The food was so-so- ordered a club sandwich and got a big hunk of chicken on a bun. Huh?? And our server was not the friendly Mayberry type. Maybe we just hit it on a bad night,I don't know. May or may not go back there again.

Well, guess I've rambled on enough. HEY to everybody and hope y'all are staying warm-take care!

possum under a rock

February 11, 2016 - Msg 103854: Uh-huh- that's what I get for being away from the Porch so long..y'all make me sweep!
Not gonna help my sinuses any- just sayin' ;)

possum again

February 11, 2016 - Msg 103855: Thanks for the culinary review, we ate at the other new place Granite City BBQ and as Briscoe would say "It was Good" but thanks for the review. See what happen when you don't show up for awhile..... We put ya to work!... Thanks for the sweep! Hope you feel better... G-F

February 11, 2016 - Msg 103856: HI THERE.



February 11, 2016 - Msg 103857:
Ice Tom, maybe you need to spend winter with Romeena or MDC to keep warm. Or maybe Asa can send you a furnace igniter module to get your body heated up.

possum under a rock, I did not watch the Super Bowl. However, I did an internet search using "Cam and Peyton after the game" as my keywords. Then I then clicked on the IMAGES link so that I could view photos after the game. I found multiple images where Cam and Peyton were together on the field and they both were smiling at each other.
Also, regarding your visit to the Loaded Goat restuarant, I checked out some of the reviews on the internet. I was surprised to see they range from 1 star out of 5 (bad) up to 5 stars out of 5 (good).

from Poor Horatio

February 11, 2016 - Msg 103858: PH I suppose the different reviews depend if folks like their entrées concealed in a heavy sauce or not..haha G-F

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103859: PH, GF and POSSUM, also, can you get three vienna sausages there for only 80 cents?? haha
TOM--keep warm guy and dont take any wooden nickels. Canned heat on the way!
ROMEENA--did you know that Lowes sells "seed starter" trays all set to get your plants started from seed. Just a tought.
Friday is Honest Abe's Birthday. Hope he has a good one in heaven.
All for now my friends, catch ya on the flip-flop.

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103860: Good Friday morning all.

Possum, maybe that Loaded Goat sammich you ate is laying on yer chest, causing you those respiratory problems. I hope you get feeling better soon. Nice job sweeping.

Glad you got to use your machine GF. Sorry for the cold you and Tom are dealing with right now. They are calling for our inversion to lift this weekend and for the temps to get into the 50's next week here. That works for me.

I dunno MDC, If Tom took some wooden nickels he could burn them at least to stay warm. :)

And MDC, I gotta tell ya, that 16th hole at the P.O. is like no other in golf. lol

Well my vendor called late yesterday to tell me the boiler module was in, so I'm off to pick it up and go install it. The building in question has 3 low pressure boilers in it, and 2 of them keep up just fine with the demand, as long as it doesn't get to cold. But it will be good to have #3 up and running again, just in case. It'll be on a #3 amber alert. One awake at all times. 10-4 GF.


February 12, 2016 - Msg 103861: Yep, Asa in the HVAC world you are a GIANT!.... You are right, it is Always good to have a "back-up"... Funny you should mention being prepared, the other day one of my co-workers called to thank me for forever being prepared. They had the main boiler go out. "The Man" said he'd have to order the igniter and it would be a couple of days until it would be up and running. (In a 134 unit high-rise) But she knew "PoP's was always prepared and found my hidden stash with a brand new igniter!... "Who's laughing NOW you bean counters"

My Maintenance Man motto: "The Cost of the Drama is FAR Greater than the Cost of the Task!"...... Amen Asa?... G-F

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103862: BWW Asa... Feel free to use that quote when trying to sell preventative maintenance to your bean

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103863: BTW... That is...Sorry

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103864: Good morning, porch! I made that sausage/blackeyed pea soup yesterday, and it was gooood! Really good! It filled that crockpot to the top, and it's a big one. I took about half of it to my neighbor, along with a pan of cornbread muffins. I've still got enough for about four big bowls of the soup myself, and another pan of muffins. It does make a lot, and it's really good.

Tom, is your furnace working okay? Is your house staying warm? Don't want you getting sick now, you hear? I wish I could send you a big box of our weather. It's 62° right now, at just about noon. Will probably hit 70° before the day ends. This is really unusual for us, in February, which is usually about our coldest month. We have had ice and snow, and temps in the teens in February many times, but right now, it feels like south Florida! I keep waiting for the cold, but it just isn't coming. I fear that everything is going to bud out, bulbs are going to come up, and then the freeze will come and freeze everything back.

I've been looking at the twigs on the cottonwoods through my binoculars, and I can see small bulges on them, so they're about to bud out. That suits me fine. If they set their buds, the little green beads that open and release all the cotton, it could be good. If that happens, and then we get a hard freeze, there will be no cotton from the trees, which will save me a chunk of money. I won't have to have the tree trimmer come and send his climbers up to literally lop those twigs out before they can open. That happened one year, about ten years ago, and it was wonderful. The timing has to be just right though. I guess we'll see.

Well, I'm off to have some lunch. Guess what? Soup! Yep, more of that good soup. Tom, I'd send you some, but UPS gets mad when it leaks all over their brown trucks. --Romeena

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103865: Hey UPS Guy..... No Soup for YOU!

February 12, 2016 - Msg 103866: HELLO.
YES Rom the furnace is o k set at 70 it just to
cold out door at night down to 1gr and back up to 20 all day this weekend.


February 12, 2016 - Msg 103867: Mercy, that soup is good! After I sent some to my neighbor, I had room in the pot, so started tinkering with it. I added a can of regular diced tomatoes, another can of blackeyed peas (don't use Ranch Style brand, they're too mushy - use Trappey's or the Kroger house brand if you can get it). I also aded a few dashes of Tabasco, a couple of spoons of diced mild jalapeños, and a BIG handful of fresh baby spinach. Once that spinach cooked down into the soup - honeys and dears, it's wonderful! If anyone wants the recipe, tell me and I'll send it to you. It's truly very, very good, and it makes a lot!

Well, I think I feel a little nap calling me. Later, taters. --Romeena

February 13, 2016 - Msg 103868: Yesterday my 12yr. GrandKidder Brooklyn was over. I had to get on her for putting metal in the microwave. I told her rule #3 at "The Rock" was "No metal in the microwave". Crummy kid... She said: How would Barney know about microwaves he wasn't even allowed to use a hot plate!

Just when ya think they weren't 😜 GF

February 13, 2016 - Msg 103869:
We are having some strange weather here in southern Ontario, Canada. On February 4, Toronto set a record high temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Today, just 9 days later, Toronto set a record low temperature of -15 degrees Fahrenheit. The good part is that we have had very little snow all season. In fact, I had to shovel snow only twice this winter. The first snow was a couple of inches and the second snow was less than a half an inch.

Romeena, one thing I could never understand about hot spices. When you add tabasco and jalapeños to your soup, doesn't that mask the flavors from the other ingredients making them unnecessary?

from Poor Horatio


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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.