November 10, 2004 - Msg 24986: Best snack I know of is pouring one of those little bags of salted peanuts right down into your Pepsi. It's best to use Pepsi in the glass bottle, which is hard to find these days. Also, please throw a little prayer my way for Friday. I have a huge meeting with a major food distributor. I have to do a presentation in front of about 200 sales reps. I'm not so much nervous as I am excited. If all goes well, our little sauce company will take off. But keep it quite, Possum works for a rival company. (just kiddin you Possum!).

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24987: Woooohoooo! Good sweep Rev....right down the middle! :-)


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24988: I love an RC cola and a moon pie....well, really I like the Diet know!


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24989: Hey Y'all! Good luck,Rev. Jr.! I hope you're a big success! I don't give a hoot about the BBQ biz,really-it's just a job that's working ok for me at the momment. You hit the big time,I'll come up to Florence & work for you! Ha! That'd be quite a drive,so on second thought.. But I do wish you well! Still want to try your sauce-sounds good!
I remember peanuts in the bottle,but it was Coke,not Pepsi.Brought back a nice childhood memory.I used to go with my grandmother to the Beuaty Parlor and that's where I was introduced to that wonderful treat.
Well,gotta go burn (I mean cook) some rice to go with supper. Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24990: The Beuaty Parlor? Geesh! Now I'm dyslexic on top of everything else!

possum again

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24991: Sorry Goob, that wasn't me that swept...ain't brave enough to do that yet.

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24992: Possum- if I hit it big, you gotta a job with me and you WON'T have to move. As they say around here...You're good people!

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24993: Did anyone here ever put M&M's in a bottle of Coke to make "chocolate coke"? GoooooooD!
(As Andy would say)

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24994: I've never used M&M's in coke...that sounds good! I do like peanut butter, jelly, mayo, banannas and onion sandwiches though. But only 1 every 3 or 4 months...they tend to work on me...


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24995: I, fun girl, was born in Georgia, but we moved to Indiana when I was 5 years old. My grandmother was born and raised in Georgia and was the ultimate southern cook. My dad used to tease us and say that when we were little and milk wasn't satisfying to us, they'd put a little butter bean soup in our bottles.

I live in Indiana now. Have off and on since I was five. Love it here in the hoosier heartland. It's good to hear from Dixie. She was gone for a while and then I was. Glad both of us are back.

For those of you are new, or relatively new,
I had spinal fusion surgery December of 2002. Then two weeks after the doctor released me to drive, I was in a car accident. The spinal surgery was rough going, but the accident was icing on the cake. Things are much better now. I just have some nerve problems on the right side. My doctor is wonderful. He is a pain management specialist. I have had steroid injections before, but this is gonna be an epidural nerve block and steroids. I had an epidural when I had my son and it really wasn't bad at all. Prayers that I won't get too nervous and my blood pressure spike. Sometimes stress does that to me.

Been checking the archives....just want to say thanks for all the love and prayers over the last couple years friends. I agree, with the Revrend, ya'll are good people. Oh and possum, how's little Laci doing? My Rosa is a horse. She is in the 75% for her age as far as size and weight.

Later on then,
fun girl

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24996: REV JR....peanuts in your pepsi brings back good memories ,only we used RC .
MDC ..Im going to try the coke and m & m s sounds great
just saw a Food Lion commercial and it was showing a family gathered around a table eating and the TAGS theme being whistled . never know where TAGS will turn up .
everyone have a safe evening
good luck on your presentation Rev Jr.

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24997: We used to put peanuts in our Orange Crush (learned to do that at the washeteria when I was 4 or 5).

Prayers for you Rev. May everything work out according to God's will and may you have favor with man! Amen.

I had a good idea what a butter bean was but I shore ain't never et one. Are they green or white? My mom used to make these big white beans that I think might have been Limas and these little white beans she called Navy beans...I liked those alot with ketchup in them, with sweet cornbread and lots of butter...I'm about to starve plum to death reading these posts! I never make anything but pintos because they are the only kind my picky-eater husband likes.

I'm going to have to try the M&M's in the Coke thing!

Think I'll go eat! Ya'll have a great evening.


November 10, 2004 - Msg 24998: Rev Jr., you did sweep! Your name's at the top of the page, so that is the official verification. Hey, could you post your BBQ web site again? I'm sorry, but I didn't write it down before, and I'm just too lazy to look in the archives. Thanks!
Nice to see you posting more, Fun Girl.
- Hazel

Otis: "I seen temptation coming, but it seen me coming too."

November 10, 2004 - Msg 24999: a clean porch sure makes for a town we can be proud of. spot= thanks for checking in and look forward to your wheelchair race and saying hi to sherry. glad you cooked we had good food but we missed yours. if cars get in your way just hunker down and slide under them. your in my prayers. rev jr= prayers for your sucess tommorow. goober= a chocolate or banna moon pie and diet rite or rc on the porch sounds good. possum just put some sauce of choice on the burnt rice and call it an exotic dish. pipeman

November 10, 2004 - Msg 25000: I knew I missed my porch pals, but just didn't realize how much. Is BDJ around here much anymore? What happened to Spot? Sounds like he's had a mess of bad health. Hope he's much better by now.

fun girl

Anybody crossed the Robert E Lee Natural Bridge lately. Hope BDJ's truck didn't run off the side. You all know how powerful treacherous that durn bridge can be this time of year.

November 10, 2004 - Msg 25001: mdc= i've not tried m&m's in coke but have used a squirt of chocolate syrup in coke makes a great chocolate coke. FUN GIRL= so glad your back, prayers for you continue. remember what's a porch without a fun girl? mayverry deputy= were they whisling the tags theme with thier mouths full? boo= make a pot of 5 different kinds of beans, put ham onion and a tablespoon of baking soda in them in order to keep the emmissions down. tell hubby there 5 kinds of pinto beans. noone keeps track of all the new things, why just today they expanded their line of turkey dinner in a bottle. turkey, gravy, dressing, stuffing and something else. hazel= what is new your way? wonder where asa, sterling, mary, mrs wiley, homemaker and the rest are? here is an idea for a new game; besides tags what is your hobbies or collecting interests? mine is collecting antique pipes, model railroading, cubs, racimg. collect old bibles, and school books . good night porch and may your dreams become reality, of course only the pleasant ones. pipeman

November 10, 2004 - Msg 25002: fun girl = we posted at the same time. spot was in a bad car wreck and is recovering in a wheel chair. keep him in your prayers. he's posting some now. mayor pipeman

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25003: Good idea, Pipeman. About sharing our other interests or collections. I collect Wizard of Oz stuff. I've got a whole room full of posters and pictures and knick-knacks of all sorts. Also other old movie stuff. Lucille Ball, Shirley Temple, Marilyn Monroe, etc. And ET too. Maybe Asa will tell us about his tinfoil collection.
- Hazel

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25004: Cool idea about sharing our collections. My house is decorated in Native American. Love the stuff. My whole family buys anything Native American they see for me. My great grandfather was part Cherokee. When I look at pictures of him, it gives me chills. If his hair was longer it would be like looking at a picture in a history book. And speaking of books, I collect the Miss Julia series of books I mentioned here before. I would love to have a first edition of TKAM signed by Harper Lee. Found one on ebay, but it was a little rich for my blood. Oh well, maybe some day. Has anyone seen RAY? I have heard great things about it.

Prayers for Spot. Hope you are feeling better soon. We miss your cyber-cooking around here.

fun girl

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25005: Hey Fun Girl!! When I got married we did the Native American look but now we mostly just do the auction/farm interior. I do collect "red" stuff from the 50's (cooking utensils, aprons, salt and pepper shakers, etc.) - I want to find an old fashioned red laminate table someday.

I took my oldest to the ENT - looks like a tonsilectomy is in his future. Maybe before Christmas or right after. Poor guy - I promised him all the popsicles and sherbet he can eat. I'll keep the Scwhan's man busy !


November 11, 2004 - Msg 25006: Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers guys! Hazel- here's that address, I'm taking off now. Since I consider all of y'all my friends, I'll update you as to how the meeting went when I get back home tomorrow afternoon. Thanks again.

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25007: Hey RevJr - hope those food suppliers cover the midwest. . .would love to buy it off the shelf and not online and shipped. . .Good Luck . . .


November 11, 2004 - Msg 25008: Morning Porch!

I collect roosters in my kitchen, have been for years and years and years, and now they are all the rage! I also collect snowmen for Christmas, have done that for years and years and years, and now THAT'S all the rage, too! In my family room I have animals, all North American, like buffaloes, moose, deer, elk, foxes, eagles, horses, etc. The family room also has a red, white, and blue thing going, and that's been that way for years! My strangest collection has to be my cards. I have every card I have ever received since I was 12 years old! I can't seem to bring myself to throwing them away, so I have boxes and boxes of cards now! Some of them are pretty cool, because they have that "vintage" look, (ugh, am I THAT old?!) and some are from dear friends who have gone on to be with the Lord, so they are all pretty special to me. I guess I am a collector!!

God's blessings be with you Rev. Jr. I sure hope your presentation goes well, and you find great success!

Hey Spot, great to be hearing from you again. You just keep right on mending, y'hear?!

Great to be hearing from fun girl, too. How's fungi doing?! I always thought that was a funny one!

Homemaker, I hope your son doesn't need a tonsilectomy. My prayers will be with him, no matter what the doctors decide. Probably better he gets one while he is younger, if he is going to need it...

Hazel, I have a Wizard of Oz lunch box! Actually, my son does, he keeps his crayons in it!

Pipeman, what old school books do you have?

I better end it here, before I end up sweeping the porch!

Have a great day all, Mayberry-style of course!

Mary Wiggins

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25009: it's a chilly morning, damp, temps dropping on the middle porch. i issued a mayoral decree about the weather but we have to go to the lord if we want change. i thought it would be cool to share hobbies and collectibles, maybe after that someone could come up with a similar thing. these are things i feel that brings us closer together and at the same time protects privacy on the internet. prayers for all. PRAYERS FOR ALL THE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE. ( i got to light the ole briar and go to work at the office. i can't just lolly gag around all day, you know. tee= hee. remember mayor pike said those things.) mayor pipeman

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25010: Morning Folks,

I found this article concerning Veterans Day so I thought I'd share it with ya'll. It's a good one.

God Bless the Troops,

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25011: auh2o,

Thanks for sharing that, I seem to have a mysterious insect in my eye, so I have to go...;)

Mary Wiggins

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25012: fungi is doing great. Wonderful man, lucky to have him. Hats off to our veterans.

fun girl

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25013: Howdy!

Rev. Jr. God Bless you on Friday. Everything will be fine :)

Fun Girl it's good to see you too. I'm glad that you are feeling better.

Spot I know you're out there somewhere and I haven't said Hey to you lately. Hi! :)

M&M's and coke huh?..... I'll have to try that.

Here's something funny. Within the last 6 days I have had offers to set me up with some guy some friend knows 4 times. 4 different guys that is.... I swany, it must be "Let's fix up Dixie week." I wish someone would have warned me... I would have stayed inside (ha!). How many different ways can you say politely "Thanks but No Thanks" any way.... Looks like I'm about to find out!

God Bless our troops and our Veterans. If it weren't for them we wouldn't be here now!

Everyone sing with me "I'mmmmmmmm dreaming of a Whiiiiiiiiite Christmaaaaas....." I have been listening to my Christmas CDs ..... I love the Holidays!

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25014: Fungi..... too funny!


November 11, 2004 - Msg 25015: We used to have a radio program with a man called Uncle Farly and he always talked about getting your RC cocolas and Moon Pies "Whoooooowee" he would say.


November 11, 2004 - Msg 25016: My M&M's in Coke comes from a soda fountain that
was in the drugstore near my home in the 50's.
That's when vanilla coke, cherry coke, etc were big. They would make a coke right there with the syrup and then add the carbonated water! Then one day this sodajerk says to me "Want some m&m's in there" and i said "sure" and the cabonated water made the "hard candy shell" of the m&m's fizz like an alkaselzer! Been doin' it ever since!
But ya gotta do it in a glass to watch the fizz.
Pipeman - I do model railroading too! HO guage. You?
FUNgirl, you and spot need to meet up and talk about all your bones etc. Sounds like you both have been thru the mill. You could be in his "pot" crew!
HM - So your funishings are
"Early American Auction?" teehee
My wife collects giraffes! All makes and sizes, sorta like africa or giraffe heaven at my house!
MDC (Semper Fi)

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25017: Happy Veteran's Day

Thanks to all you Veterans and men and women currently serving in the military...

Mary Wiggins

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25018: mary wiggins= in your christmas collection you might want to add santa moking a pipe. they haven't made one for 5 years and few people knew it. they will be valuable one day. mdc= semper= fi.. i work mostly with n scale and scratch build everything. each thing has to be exactly down to last detail. mostly 1940's and 50's how about you? dixie= see how popular our town is-- you say something on the porch and offers just pour in.of course i have a feeling mr right will appear when you least expect it, god seems to work that way. auh20= thanks for the article. fun girl= you say hats off to the vets- do women still wear hats? ha. well everyone havea pleasant evening. pipeman

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25019: I wear a hat only when I'm having a bad hair day.

fun girl

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25020: veterans day tribute- author unknown--- IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE SOLDIER it is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press. it is the soldier, not the poet who has given us the freedom of speech. it is the sodier, not the campus organizer who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. it is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag. who allows the protester to burn the flag... on this veteran day it is my opion that it's the soldiers and their families who gave their lives for our freedoms. the families left at home struggling for daily survival that are the real heroes. we who survive are just a reminder of our comrades, their families, children that never knew their dads or moms who served and didn't return. we must continue even today in iraq to carry the hopes and dreams that the fallen ones will never see and pray for the families who are left behind. that is the mission we gladly accept. if children could be taught thru role playing that both our side and the average enemy are carrying out a mission that they didnot ask for, and they have families who care too, maybe just maybe when they lead the world conflict resolution will find a better way to be resolved. god bless each of you. pipeman

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25021: I think of that ep where Barney has all the girls over for Andy to "look over." Maybe we have a reverse ep for Dixie! teehee.
Pipester- I have a 16' by 6' layout in my garage
that can actually fold up against the wall!
All my neighbors say it is the most realistic layout they have ever seen, so we may be cut from the same cloth! My parking spaces even have little drops of "oil" on them! Yeah, I know, this guy has too much time on his hands. Not really, it took ten years to complete, tho a model RR man knows that it is NEVER really complete!
Well, gonna set back here with my M&M Coke and enjoy the pause that refreshes!

November 11, 2004 - Msg 25022: Hey all!...hey mdc,dix,auh20,,pipeman,rev,goober,and all the porch, raining here on the southern end in ga. the old myth is true can feel the weather in the rod in my leg and plates in arm and foot!..went Christman shopping last night!,just wheeled through walmart!..Miss Sherry helping..well to the tv for now..its frosties from wendys for a snack, ok?...signedSPOT the"gona set on the pole Sun" dog of your porch..sure miss yall, gona get back on the force real soon!

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25023: Hey Spot, fungirl, and everyone!!

God bless all our vets and our troops here and abroad. Thank you so much for the difference you have made in making the world a better place to live. God Bless America and those who have answered the call to serve.

Collections - I used to collect anything Holstein but kind of gave that up a few years back when we remodeled our house. I do have a small baseball card collection (mid 1980's) which I have all logged in notebooks and such, but I haven't added any cards to it in a good long while.

Don't care much for stuff added to my soda pop, except at QuikTrip I like a little vanilla in my Classic Coke. Good Stuff!

Dixie - I can just see all these guys coming up to ya - one fluttering his eyelashes, one twitching his nose, and another flexing his biceps ala "Irresistible Andy". Wouldn't that be a sight!

Well, Happy Friday all!

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25024: Mornin' Y'all! How'd things go for you,Rev.jr? I thank you for the job offer-just might go for it!
Good to see you back on the porch Fun Girl! My goodness-what is Rosa's secret? Laci needs some of her weight! Laci had open heart surgery the end of Aug.She has gained a few pounds since then,but she's 14 months old and just at 16 pounds.This all has to do with her being preemie & the heart problem .She was put back in the hospital yesterday so that the doctors can watch her & adjust her beta blockers. They discovered that her resting heart rate is still too fast and are trying to prevent another episode like the one we had a while back that almost took her from us. She is being brave,but the poor little thing had to get stuck for IV and she just screamed.Please keep her in your prayers that the docs can get things right with her.Thanks a bunch.
Well,gotta get ready for work.Y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25025: possum, I can relate about poor Laci getting stuck. I can remember when they did the ct scan to find out about Kyle's hearing, the poor baby just cried and I thought I was gonna faint. Luckily my sister was there and she stayed with him in the room. She told us later that he kept saying, "Cia, pray to Jesus it doesn't hurt." (Cia is how he heard and said Lisa.) Still brings tears to my eyes.

As for Rosa, whose mom happens to be that same "Cia" I don't know what they are doing. I know that Lisa works in NICU with preemies every day and they do have a tendency to be small for a while, but eventually they do catch up. Does Laci like to eat? Rosa sure does. She is a butterball, no doubt about it. But her dad is about 6'3" and not a small man at all. Mom is a little on the heavy side. (Runs in the family, I guess cause there's only one really small person in our family...and I'm thinking there's something behind it if ya know what I mean.)

Spot, hope you are on the mend. Sounds like you are one of those people ya can't keep down. Went to the doc for the epidural yesterday and I must say it was simply awful. Can't imagine ever wanting to do that again. I have alot of scar tissue at the S1 nerve root and maybe that's what is causing my pain. I feel great today, but to be honest, I am not sure I could make myself go through that again. But thank the good Lord I feel better today. I'm just gonna trust him to take care of me one day at a time.

Friends, I have enetered the age of bifocals. Went to the eye doctor last week and he fixed me up. I know you're only as old as you feel, but it certainly does make me feel old.

Take care all,
fun girl

Prayers for Laci

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25026: Prayers for Laci.


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25027: spot= it's so great that your on the mend and making your comeback.stay out of the storms cause those lighting rods will curl your hair. rev up your engine and vroom the chair to victory lane. possum= prayers for laci and girl= i'll bet you look so great in your bifocals. i think a lot of us start out with sunglasses and before we know it were addicted to glasses. ha lol. pipeman

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25028: asa= you slid right in there as i was posting. aren't you the sly one? ha. HERE IS FOR FLOYD= in 1926 president calvin coolidge utters the phrase, the business of america is business. so profound. mdc= i have a 14 foot by 4 foot layout in the garage n- scale train and tracks with scenery between n and ho scale. in the den i've about finished with a christmas permanate layout. like you every detail is rel life. some street lights are out bulb . the people even have to be positioned just right, have a great weekend porchsters. mayor pipeman

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25029: Prayers for baby Laci -


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25030: Prayers for those in Iraq and other overseas destinations - may God be with the moms and dads and wives/husbands and children of those fighting there.


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25031: Prayers for Laci...

By the way Possum, my nephew, (who was also a preemie) just turned 6 and he wears a size 4 toddler! He is such a little wisp of a boy, but he is the feistiest thing I have ever seen! My own son just turned 7 and he wears a size 10, much much bigger than my nephew, but my nephew goes after my son as though they were the same size! I am sure little Laci has that same spunk in her!

I wondered if anybody had any creative ideas of items to send to one of our marines in Iraq?Something that would bring a little bit of "America" to him. I asked him if he wanted candy bars or snack foods, or anything else, but he said nothing. I really want to send something to him, but I have no clue what I should send. I know what a creative and thoughtful bunch you all are, so fire away with the ideas!

Well, I guess I feel all "blogged" out, so I better run!

Have a wonderful November day!

Mary Wiggins

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25032:
Morning Folks,

Prays to all especially the "little ones."

Spot, good to hear from you.

Collectibles, I've collected baseball cards for over 35 years. I don't really look for cards printed after 1980. I purchased a box of over 300 cards from Topps' 1952 set (the holy grail for collectors) for $3.00 about 5 years ago. I don't know if this is considered collecting but I love to buy different Bibles and Political books.

I am most defiantly going to have to try this, is it, peanuts mixed into Coke Cola? You just open a small pack of peanuts and drop them into the bottle? This has just come out of the blue, never heard of it. But, willing to try.

Rev Jr. Hope all went well. We can never have enough BBQ sauce in this world.


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25033: Prayers for Laci darling.

Been really busy last couple of days but wanted to say "hi".

I like to collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and I LOVE Gold Canyon Candles...they are the best, much better than Yankee candles. If you are interested do search for them, they have a nice web site.

Gotta run.....

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25034: pipeman- that was a great piece of prose you posted yesterday. We must have posted at the same time, and then i didnt see it til today!
Last night local ep was "Aunt bea the Juror" and I plum forgot that a very young Jack Nickelson played the guy on trial! How funny to see him in that role, as he was really innocent!
PRAYERS continue for Laci, Boo's family, spot, Mrs Wiley, troops, and all you great folk.
Mary, one soldier asked for grass seed!! Yup, he planted some grass in that barren camp in Iraq! made it more like home! Too bad we cant send him a rocking chair too.

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25035: Mary - my preemie was 4 pounds 3 1/4 ounces when I brought him home, he just turned 8 (two weeks ago) - he stands at 5 foot maybe 5'1'', weighs 104 pounds, wears 14/16 jeans, has a 7 1/2 man's shoe size - my brother, who is 54, was a preemie also and is 6'3/4"

As far as ideas for the soldiers - try for what to send ideas. It is a great website - they are so appreciative of everything. Who would think that gummy bears would be a priority?

Well - the tonsilectomy is set for Dec. 27. The countdown has begun.


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25036: May Lacie and Connor now rest in peace. . .

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25037: Amen to that,Msg 25036. Justice has prevailed.
Thank y'all so much for the prayers for my Laci. She is doing good-kicked back in the hospital like a queen watching video games today,I heard! Word from the EKG is that the new meds seem to be working for her heart and she might come home tomorrow! She is feisty and yes,she loves to eat.Before the surgery she'd get tired out and wouldn't/couldn't take her bottles like she should have.She's growing-gonna be tall I think.And she's gaining weight-slowly but surely.Thanks again for all your concern.Y'all are such a comfort.
Gonna send a South Carolina posse out to look for Rev. Jr! Check in Rev!
Well,gotta go. Love to all!
possum under a rock

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25038: hm, who's having a tonsilectomy?


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25039: My goodness, HM, that's a big boy you have there! My 9 yr old boy is only 4 foot something and weighs only 70 lbs (sounds like a real shrimp next to your boy). Does he want to play football?


November 12, 2004 - Msg 25040: good evening to one and all. mary wiggins== you asked about old school books. i have all the harpers readers, dick and jane, all subjects. most have copyright datesfom 1890's thru the depression years. have a great weekend and let's cheer spot's wheelchair race this weekend. go spot- see spot rum-- see spot win, yipee, yi, yo. pipeman

November 12, 2004 - Msg 25041: Race in my namesake town this weekend---DARLING-ton! tehee
Pipeman - That's a good size layout for N scale!
There is a place here called Roy's Train World where i buy, sell, trade my rolling stock, and it is kinda like a Floyd's barber shop! Guys sit around and talk train talk etc. Any such a thing up Lincoln way?
Maybe the new mayor could declare a model RR day!
Asa, I think one of HM's boys is getting the tonsilectomy as I recall her earlier post about it.
You all have a wonderful weekend!
4 days to go to the first season!!
Who will be the first on the porch to receive it!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25042: Hi everyone..Been busy here, just checking in.
I scanned the posts some..Hope Little Laci is doing well.
All the preemies I have known, end up growing big!
Boo: I like those Gooseberry Patch cook books too. I have never heard of that candle..and I love Yankee, I'll have to look into it.
As for collections..that is pretty much what I collect..cookbooks, of any kind. And a little dust from time to time ;-)
Boo: Sean is a tiny thing, isnt he?
Isnt 48 inches 4 ft? My not quite 4 year old is probably 41 or 42 inches. She is tall. And the 1 year old will be taller, as she was 32.5 inches the other day at the doctor. And almost 26 lbs.!

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend.
I have a Pampered Chef party this morning to attend,then its my baby's 1st birthday party tonight!


November 13, 2004 - Msg 25043: Yep Alyce, in my family we start out shrimpy and then get tall all of a sudden some time in adolescence. I have two brothers who were made fun of in grade school for being tiny and now they are each about 6'2 or 3. Late bloomers, they call us. Check into those candles. I learned about them from a friend who grew up in Arizona where they are made. We just finally got a distributor in my area so you may have trouble finding them. I used to have to order them. They smell so great, though and are the strongest I have found anywhere and they have a huge selection of scents. I have Holiday Wreath right now and it smells wonderful. Sugar Cookie is very good, too. I was just outside and it is 50 degrees with a brisk North wind. I can't believe it, I am so excited! I think I'll pull out some of my GBP cookbooks and try to decide what to make for the church Thanksgiving dinner that's coming up.

I think I might go relax before the kids wake up. I was awakened at 4:30am by a little blond hear peeping up from the side of my bed crying, "Mama!"....wonder what its like to get a whole night of uninterrupted sleep??


November 13, 2004 - Msg 25044: Asa - my preemie who turned into a gentle giant is having his tonsils out. At 2 we had the adnoids taken out because he had such a bad infection - looks like it just went south and attacked the tonsils. They are as big as walnuts/golfballs most of the time. He has also been labeled with asthma.
Boo - I wish he could play football. Our school district doesn't have a football team. I know that is probably shocking but it is a very small school district so they put there money into basketball and baseball. He is also not the only tall one in his class. There are two others that are in equal height - one being a girl.

Also - my brother isn't just barely 6'1" that should have been 6'3" or 6'4" - my other brother is big like that too. It's that good German blood in him!


November 13, 2004 - Msg 25045: Oh MDC, I wanted to tell you that while I was in the dr's office the other day I was reading Texas Monthly magazine and there was a whole article about ladie's "foundations"! It told about the girdles, corsetts and bullet bras ladies used to wear. The writer of the article said (speaking of those skimpy thong panties), "I wear a thong on each foot. That's what we used to call those little cheap rubber sandals.". I thought that was cute. She also talked about some pioneer woman who was saved from an indian's arrow because it couldn't penetrate her corsette! Something else that was interesting is that women's underwear were crotchless until the 1900's. They were these wrap-on pant things that were open in the crotch for convenience (for going to the bathroom)...gross! In the 1900's they put in the crotch so women could ride bikes and horses. Funny.

Better can thank me later for the history lesson on "foundations".


November 13, 2004 - Msg 25046: homemaker, will your boy be having his tonsils out in your town or do you have to go to the big city to get doctored. Kyle had is tonsils and adenoids out when he was in first grade. He had strep throat that never went away for months. It would lessen with antibiotics and then return stronger than ever. We had his done at Riley Hospital.

He was up playing video games the next morning, and it feels like he hasn't stopped eating since.

Hey possum, does little Lace like Dora the Explorer? That is Rosa's absolute favorite. A couple months ago she was going D...D...D. I said, "Isn't that cute, she's trying to say daddy." Her dad laughed and said, "No, she's singing the Dora song. She does that every time it comes on."

Well, I need to run for now.

Later friends,
fun girl

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25047: prayers continue for all in need- your all such a blessing in a troubled world. i'll probably break this into two posts.alyce= happy birthday to your baby's birthday. i'll bet you feel better than you did a year ago. boo= i loved the history lesson. of course anything like yhat in history i enjoy. spot= how many sets of tires do you have for your wheel chair race. cans of gas, and oil can? auh20= that was a steal mon those baseball cards. even though not a set around baseball playoffs put them on e- bay and i'll bet you could turn a tidy penny. mary wiggins= creative idea for soldiers in iraq and oversees. check with american legion, vfw, and the chruches for ideas. vfw posts are getting new members from iraq and recent retirees. our post has 3 new members, of course that was before they met me. ha. mdc= why did they call soda jerks- jerks. read an article where a man has been one for 50 years, never married but loved in the town in kansas. pipeman

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25048: what has everyone got planned for thanksgiving? the pipeman family is staying home, cooking a big dinner, open house. i believe in letting them come to me. ha. probably visit our grandaughters house for a meal. it's the first year on their own home. mdc= the mayor has decreed dec. 24th as national model railroad day. you know home for the holidays. we have about 3 floyd type of shops here. state capitol, decatur and bloomington. still i have to always look for other places to mail order something. like you i'm a stickler for detail. sterling= is it cold enough your way? asa= are you having a white thanksgiving? wonder where brisco darling jr. is? the punch tastes funny when him and otis aren't around kinda flat you know? everyone have a great weekend and rout for spot. if i had about another 100 pounds or so i could impersonate ,mayor pike. ha. mayor pipeman

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25049: Happy weekend PORCH! Hope everyone is doing well...prayers for little Laci, SPOT, Boo and family, MrsW, HM and crew and all the rest!

Cold here today in Chicager...have to go out and work on the leaves...they look so nice on the trees...and nice when they fall....but why can't they clean up AFTER themslves?

Good to see the verdict yesterday...good to see a dofferent type of verdict with Arafat. He*l's just a little it warmer today, I'd say.

When I was a little grease monkey, I collected the big yellow Tonka toys. I still have a crane (tha really works), a dump truck and a road scraper...all the big types. They're in great shape...all boxed up. As a teen, I had a beer can collection...real red neck hobby. :-)

Everyone have a great weekend...See you Monday!


November 13, 2004 - Msg 25050: hey to goober= it's cold, damp an miserable in lincoln today. as for the leaves the city won't buy god put them there and when he's ready they'll be gone. they quoted give unto ceaser what is ceasers and ceaser wants clean yards. no they won't by if ceaser wants them cleaned-- somethjing about the law. hope spot wins at darlington. i'll bet he will be a bigger hit than the brown truck. pipeman

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25051: Hi porchsters, Remember me, Charlotte Tucker? I just have no time anymore to visit. That tells me life is toooo busy, don't ya think? Who was it here that emailed me a photo of their grandma holding a basket of eggs? Was that you Fun Girl? Well, I'm planning on doing a newspaper on The Farm in 2005 and would like to use that photo, but when my computer crashed, I lost it. So... if you would be so kind as to email it to me again, I'd appreciate it. If it wasn't Fun Girl, who was it? Mrs. Wiley? Also, have any of you ever had your email make 50 copies of every incoming message?? I've been deleting repeated emails all day long and I don't know what's causing it. What causes that anyway? If anyone has any insight, I'd be obliged. Oh and by the way, my email has changed to . Mavis, could you please change it on the Cutlass? Fun girl's isn't right either--I couldn't get hers to go through.
Charlotte Tucker

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25052: "Hey" to Charlotte!

Pipeman, I love to talk about Thaksgiving. I have been looking forward to cooking Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's house. My sister and I have been painting and fixing up the folk's house and want to make the holidays special for them. Some of my husband's relatives might be spending the day with us, too, which would be great. I'm going to fix the turkey and dressing and some pies and my sister will do the rest, I guess. Should be a good time. My parents live kind of out in the country on a big tree-filled lot and the kids love to run around out there.

Well, got to go check my chili...smells goooood!


PS-Alyce, I was at Lowe's today and saw your cabinets. Nice!!

November 13, 2004 - Msg 25053: Hey Charlotte, sure we remember you. It wasn't me that sent ya the picture of my grandma with a basket of eggs. Hope you find out who it was.

By the way, my email address is

Gotta run for now, time for adventure sleepin.

(1) (1) (1) (1) are some pennies run over by a train to bring traveling luck to all or service men and women. God bless em everyone. Okay, I know it was not a good resemblance, but I was tyring to be creative, what can I tell ya.

fun girl

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25054: Mornin' Y'all! Cool & brisk down here on the SC part of the porch-finally feels like Fall!
Good to see you Charlotte! We've been saving your rocking chair just for ya!
Homemaker,hope all goes well for your son when he has his tonsils out and don't let it mess up your holidays too much.Surgery around Christmastime would not be tops on my list of things to do! Good luck to him!
Hey Fun Girl,I think Laci's favorite kiddie show is Boohbahs.What ARE those things,anyway? Strange! She does watch Dora some too.By the way,Laci's home and doing well! They have some high tech credit card sized device that they (her parents) put on Laci's chest twice a week and it transmits her heart rhythm by phone to her doctors.Isn't technology something? Y'all please pray that her heart rate stays normal and all these trips to the hospital can end.By the way,can you believe someone came in her room while she was waiting to be discharged and drew blood from her by mistake? Poor thing! My son-in-law was so upset-he said thank goodness that Laci did not cry or he'd have gone berserk! Her nurse was outraged and had an incident report filed on the person.I mean,how hard is it to check the patient's name? Makes you wonder how many much bigger medical mistakes are being made-Geesh!
Oh,and prayers please for the 7 year old pregnant girl that my daughter encountered on a hospital elevator. Can you imagine?! So very very sad.
Well,guess that's it from ol' possum for now. Y'all have a wonderful day!
possum under a rock (I checked-Rev. Jr. is not hiding under my rock.Where are ya,Rev?)

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25055: Good Sabbath! Oh possum, a 7-year-old?? Prayers indeed. I pray they can even both survive that. Curious. OK, if it wasn't fun girl who sent me the picture, then I believe it was Mrs. Wiley. Mrs. Wiley, please see my message 25051 and email me, ok? Hope ya'll have a pleasant Lord's day.
Charlotte Tucker

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25056: Good Sabbath and Race day, see yall at the track in my chair!..go to the doc wed. had been almost 7 weeks, he said 8 to 12 on my legs till preasure but gona keep my fingers [paws] crossed that he might get me upright for a bit!..well its sausage and bisquits this morning...plenty...signed: SPOT the"got my sticker tires on" dog of your porch....varoom...

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25057: Here's a stumper for ya'll. I'm trying to think of an instrument that begins with every letter of the alphabet. Can anyone think of one that begins with E, N, Q, or Y. If so, post it here. Thanks! Enjoy the races today, Spot.
Charlotte Tucker

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25058: You talking musical instrument Charlotte?


November 14, 2004 - Msg 25059: Boo, busy day for me off the porch yesterday. I think you told us more about foundations than we ever wanted to know!! teehee, now THAT was some story of the "good ole days."!
mayor pipeman - sounds good for the model rr day!
you are makin' a fine mayor, a fine mayor indeed!
Welcome back Charlotte.. you are a sight for sore eyes! Hope all is well!
Spot .. good try today at Darlington!
God bless ya all on this blessed Sabbath,

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25060: well watching the races i thought i'd pop in a second. charlotte tucker= we sure have missed you, good to have you back. boo= your thanksgiving plans sound great. of course we'll need a couple of digestive days from over eating. fun girl= you did just fine with your pennies, proud of you. spot= tough break today at darlington but great to see your back on line, we missed you. i declare the day after thanksgiving spot day, parades, plenty to eat, just rock the day away with spot and sherry. homemaker= prayers for the surgery. possum= it's so shocking a 7 year old girl pregnant. kids today have it harder than any other generation, because during their formative years they have so much to decide and not much positive news. hey to asa= are you having a white thanksgiving? mdc= your layout sure sounds great. we have so many common interest that it would be great to hang out. no rope please. my layout is late 1940's and early to mid 1950's. reason i went with n scale with scenery half the size between n and ho scale is it gives it more depth. spot= do you want my daughters to sing sweet adaline at your special day. where is sterling, brisco darling jr. and rest? plug into the power of the lord, recharge your power packs. pleasant dreams to all. lol. mayor pipeman

November 14, 2004 - Msg 25061: 7 years old? I didn't know that was even possible. I did read an article in TIME magazine a few years ago about this epidemic of very young girls entering puberty and scientists are trying to figure out why. Is it the hormones in the milk and chicken or what?? They say they don't know yet but some girls are starting to grow breast and have periods by 8 or 9 and the docs are actually having to treat with with meds that block hormones to postpone puberty because these poor kids are in no way ready for it emotionally or mentally, and to think that a 7 year old, who was obviously s-xually abused would have to suffer even further by being pregnant is beyond horrible. Terrible to think we will be seeing younger children becomming pregnant. When I worked as a nurse in the labor unit the youngest I ever saw pregnant was 13 and the baby belonged to her step father, I think. We saw quite a few 15 yr olds, too but never younger than 13. I remember one case I will tell you about that I will never forget. One Saturday we received a 15 yr old girl with severe bleeding. The dr could tell that she had delivered a baby recently but she denied it. The doc finally told her that we knew she had a baby and could prove it so she needed to fess up and tell us where the baby was. It turned out that she delivered the baby alone in her bedroom and then proceeded to wrap it in a cloth and stuff it in her dresser drawer. Of course by the time the police officers found the baby it was dead. The parents said they never knew she was pregnant and when they questioned the girls teachers at school they said they never noticed, either. This is really curious when you consider the girl weighed about 90 lbs and gave birth to a full term infant. Anyway, the prosecutor wanted to make an example of the girl but whe was a minor and obviously had some problems. Anyway, it was a very anxious thing to know there was a baby out there somewhere and not be able to get the truth out of the girl.

Possum, it would be easy to get mad about someone drawing blood on the wrong child! Its a good think we don't know about all the mistakes that are made in a clinical setting. Mistakes have to happen because of human error but mistakes like that should never happen because, just as you said, the name band should always be checked befor any invasive procerdure or administration of medication. This simple step would stop ALOT of misshaps. Once, when my dad was in the hospital, a nurse almost administered blood to him that was supposed to be given to the patient in the next bed. Luckily my mom was there and questioned it...whew! Now, having said that and in defense of my own profession, there are so many more good and helpful (even life-saving) things being done for people that we should keep that in mind. Always be alert, though, and ask questions...knowledge is the best way to protect yourself.

Ok, ok, I am through lecturing. I sure have been wordy lately.

Well, got to go get my wild little 3 yr old to bed. Man, is she a handful for this 42 yr old mother! Good night and God's grace and richest blessing to each of you.


November 15, 2004 - Msg 25062: Yes, Asa, musical instruments! OK, porchsters, c'mon get those thinking caps on. Musical instruments that begin with E, N, Q, and Y. (There may not be any, but think about it and let me know.) Thanks everyone for the welcome back. Also, did anyone have an answer to my 50 emails question?
Charlotte Tucker

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25063: Off to my first day of orientation at the hospital. Everybody have a good day, and be careful out there!

And Asa, try not to go around making a big moulage out of everything. pipeman, don't go "Glenn Fording" it all around town. LOL

fun girl

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25064: I just realized that tomorrow is the day they ship out our first season of TAGS on DVD. Awesome!


November 15, 2004 - Msg 25065: 10-4 Fungirl and good luck
Over and under.


November 15, 2004 - Msg 25066: Possum- I'm back! Got in a lot later Friday than expected. Computer at home was down all weekend so wasn't able to check in until now. I just want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers concerning my meeting on Friday. It went better than I anticipated! I'll tell y'all all about it later today. Got to catch up on all the work I missed Thursday and Friday. I also need to catch up on all the posts. Looks like I misseed a ton. See y'all later this afternoon.

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25067: Fun Girl; - good luck on your new job. It is so good to see you posting again.
Case will have his surgery in Columbus -the local hospitals are more like band-aid centers. I know if anything should go wrong - they have the technology and doctors there to treat it.
Been a busy weekend - God is good!


November 15, 2004 - Msg 25068: Busy porch this morning, and here i thought everyone would still be sleepin'.
mayor pipeman- Can we have Japanese lanterns or balloons at the apple blossom festival?
Also, just sign this paper so we can send the town band to Raleigh this year!
Yes, we are definitely of the same generation,
interests etc. Quite unique, considering out of 6 billion people on God's green earth, we both end up on the porch! See, we're also uniting the country again!
Boo- no doubt about it, nursing is a fine profession, but as in any profession, there are always a few bad apples.
Rev Jr- hope you remember all us porch folks when you become famous! glad it went well.
Maybe you'll meet Gabby Hayes!
HM, Charlotte, Fungirl, asa, etc good to see ya all posting!
APB for ROMeena,Briscoe, DES, Rafe, MPO and others!
Mr darlin's Cuz

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25069: PIPEMAN .. how about Kasey in the truck race Saturday evening ,the boy done good . I had to wrk a long day yesterday so I didnt get to see the cup race ,heard it was a good one ,sure is ashame that after 55 years NASCAR has done away with the Southern 500 .Everyone have a great day
CHARLOTTE .. if you have a virus scanner on your PcC you may want to run it for a virus check ,my email did the same once several years ago and a tech had me run my virus scan and that cured the problem

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25070: MD - well, one more to go at Miami! Points are close. So, what do you think about the new point system this year?
Wow, porch talk has really covered the gambit this year, from undergarments and elections to Nascar and prayer needs!!.
I hope more folks join us or come back like fungirl and Charlotte! It's good to just say Hey once in a while.
TOMORROW is the big CD release date! Seems like no matter what we DO talk about here as we set and rock, it stoll ultimately come back to Mayberry which represents love and friendship
of purdy durn good folk!
Oops, sorta got on a soapbox there. Anyway,
have a good day,

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25071: that's stIll!

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25072: MDC..I think NASCAR should have left the points system alone ,it had worked since 72 and didnt need to be messed with .

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25073: hello everyone..havent posted in a couple of days..the porch is full!
Hope everyone is doing well. I've got sicky kids today. Nasty colds
Birthday party went well...and yes, Pipeman..I do feel better than I did a year ago! haha! (although I am one of those weird ones that likes labor)


November 15, 2004 - Msg 25074: Thanks for the warm welcome, ya'll. I have missed posting. I am still behind on work but am really trying to get caught up so I can enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for the virus advice, Mayberry Deputy. My computer is a Mac so they usually aren't too susceptible to viruses but you never know. The emails aren't duplicating today, so I'm not sure what gives.
Charlotte Tucker

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25075: whew! my secretary hasn't kept up with all the activity today on the porch. ha. alyce= if you like labor, i have a long list of chores. ha. seriously prayers go out to the kids. i have a feeling we might have a bad flu season. rev jr= you didn't miss a ton just a box cars worth. good to have you back. mayberry deputy= like you the nascar points and fine system is out of control. they tried to fix something that was working. kasey did good. homemaker= prayers for case and you. keep us posted on it. asa= are you having a white thanksgiving? fun girl= good luck on your new job, you'll do fine. great to see you upbeat and things looking up. now you know the mayor wouldn't get exicited and puffed up over a motion picture company. charlotte tuker= how about yukalaye. spelled wrong but you know that baby tiny tim's instrument? boo= you can't use them durchell batteries on the kids . get those cheapies and they'll run down quicker.ha. pipeman

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25076: spot and sterling, mrs wiley, mary wiggins, mavis jenniebone, frankie flint, and the rest of the porch folks, come on goober. mdc= i was amased also being out of the same generation is one thing but liking westerns, model railroading, andy, the porch and other things are rare. we can't be throwing the folks hard eRNED MONEY AWAY ON THINGS LIKE PAPER LATERNS,9oops hit the cap button)baloons at the apple festival, but i'll let my two daughters sing sweet adline. charlotte tucker= i know it starts with a u on ukaley. just don't have a clue. good night, pleasant dreams and may your hopes and dreams come true. you know we have a lot of missing folks? dixie, dess, emma, afd, will we need an all points bulliten? auh20. pipeman

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25077: Hey Porch Family:
Just checking in and saying Hi from our side of the porch. It's cold here and the leaves have left for the winter...kinda sad. The youn' uns are getting ready for the upcoming holidays and the school play. Had to go out and buy an authetic wine barrel for the play. I had no idea it had wine in it 20 minutes before they loaded it in the Suburban. Now my car smells like blackberry wine. (I spend alot of time in my CAR!! HAHA) Busy times ahead. Good to see everyone, and read the postings. Asa, are you having Thanksgiving dinner or are you heading to California?? Prayers for all the family, those with the flu and those for protection from it. ~New Neighbor

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25078: mdc= i'll sign the paper for the band to go to raliegh but you got to promise no riding the harley's up and down the stairs, wild parties, and giving away the town secreats. swimming in the buff at night. mayor pipeman

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25079: new neighbor = we posted at the same time. great to hear from you. we've missed you. pipeman

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25080: So pipeman, do you have "pipedreams"? haha MDC

November 15, 2004 - Msg 25081: Nope, wouldnt do any of them things. Last time we Darlin's tried that, Andy was there waitin' fer us!
But we might hire frankie Flint and his goatied band just to fake you out!
"That is the most disguusting band I have ever heard" Oops, that's ours, not frankie's!
I have a funny story about some neighbors who got caught swimming in the buff when we rented an apartment in the 60's, but it aint really porch talk. Boo's foundation stuff was enuf for one day I think! teehee
Sounds like Otis has been in NN's suburban!
Welcome back.
Prayers continue for all, troops etc.
Mr Darlin's Cuz