June 24, 2005 - Msg 29302: Oh, I left out something in the game. If the runner breaks through the line, he or she gets to choose a member of that line and takes them back to his or her team to join that line. This continues until all the players are on one team, so in reality, there are no losers, everybody wins. --Romeena

June 24, 2005 - Msg 29303: Wow! Red Rover ran so fast he swept the porch! --Romeena

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29304: Good morning - am I the first one on the porch this morning? I hope everyone is watching TVLand. They've got that Anniversary Special thing going, and I had forgotten just how good some of those old shows really were. Just watched "Dobie Gillis" and was laughing the whole time. When the spoiled rich kid is named Chatsworth Osborne, and his family has a butler named Trembly, you know it's going to be funny. And his over-the-top, socialite mother is none other than our own dear Mrs. Wiley. I hope TVLand will put some of these shows in their regular lineup. Silly, yes. Campy and funny, yes. Clean, too. What more could one ask?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29305: good morning from the heatland- wouldn't you agree charlotte tucker, goober, ellen brown and rest of midwest? mdc- how's the fire your way, is it close to you? maybe we could figure a way to pair up two people who would have a way of contacting their partners if one of the regulars has been missing. like i have a way to contact mdc and plan on letting him have my number soon. this way we can check on each other, protect privecy, and know each other is safe by posting the problem. what do you all think? it should be someone close that you feel comfortable with. maybe if on line agree who is your partner, then once both agree let floyd know it's ok to give that person your phone number. just an idea. i sure hope weavers has some block ice left and a horse trough to take bets on how long a 50 lb block would last in this weather. have a great weekend. thanks for supper spot. pappa bear

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29306: Can someone tell me the episode with Otis riding on the cow?

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29307: Her for a short yall ...kids are riding gokart and 4 wheelers and miss sherry is on her way over to grill out ....ribeyes!...yall come on over......we can have a dance!..SPOT

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29308: Red Rover...that's it. They really enjoyed the game. We had a carnival tonight and I am so tired. It has been a great week. Going to hit the flat side early. Every body have a good one. Slim

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29309: pappa bear I think that is a great idea.because we sure don't want to get worried about someone else ,cause you know how it is on the porch if we don't hear from someone everyone gets worried.I haven't heard of the Red Rover game for a long time,we used to play it all the time too.MDC,how are the fires out your way?Slim,that vbs sounds like it was alot of fun.Well,I'm gonna hit the hay too,I don't know who it was that posted the other day about trying to find a cool spot on the sheet when it is so hot,but,I can tell you I'm definitley going to try to find it tonight!Oh,while I'm thinking about it,, lord willing,I will be away for about 4 days at the end of july.My oldest son will be graduating from basic training and I will be going to see him graduate.Hopefully by then I will have chosen someone to contact on the porch to keep in touch.Ya'll take care,and,thanks for the supper spot.-ky girl

June 25, 2005 - Msg 29310: Msg. 29306, I know the episode you mean, but am not sure which one it is. There are others here, though, who are extremely "ept" and should be able to answer your question. --Romeena

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29311: The Rehabilitation of Otis?

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29312: I do believe you're right, Masked Answer Person. --Romeena

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29313: Yep, episode 145, the Rehabilitation of Otis. My favorite part in that one is the Floyd scene. "Boy, you fall down a well, you're wet!"
- Hazel

Barn (to Otis): I told you to call me when you got a craving!
Otis: I did. I crawled right over to the phone and called you.
Barn: You were suppose to call me before you started drinking!
Otis: You didn't make that clear.

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29314: good morning porchsters, another hot and dry day in illinois, say is the grass in june suppose to be brown with once every 5 weeks mow? MDC- the phone message i left this morning was my phone nnumber for your reference. i started to read your number to you. ha. i hadn't heard of red rover since grade school (since all my teachers are dead iwas a straight a student.ha) we had a hill on both sides of the ball diamond as safe areas. ky girl- a 50 lb block of ice in bed with you might be cool. ha. on tv land i saw an episode of parteridge family where warren was in. slim- hope you get some rest. spot- if it's cool in the shade i'll be there, ribeyes sound great. romeena- this weekends tvland is great, like to see more. well the key board is starting to melt so i'd better call it a day. prayers for everyone. pappa bear.

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29315: yes,tvland sure is great this week.After reading the posts talking about tvland,I turned it on for awhile last night,and I saw the Danny Thomas show "make room for daddy episode where danny is in Mayberry.I stayed awake to watch it ,I'd never seen that one before.I'm going to try to watch it again tonight,if I can stay awake long enough!Pappa Bear,I might try that block of ice if it stays this hot for very long.We did get a break with a few cool days,now we are back in the 80's.We ned rain bad here too,I took the kids to a creek we usually go to to swim and the water was just over thier ankles,I haven't seen it that way in a long time.Have a nice Sunday everyone,talk to you later.-ky girl

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29316:
My, it is sure good to see the porch so "nice and full!"
Fires this way are still burning! 150,000 acres so far. Our wet winter brought lots of growth to the desert highlands, and now it is all tinder dry, especially after this week of 110+ degrees! Today is the day where in 1990 it got to our all time recorded record of 122!!
Now that's hot, and i do mean DANG hot! haha
Pappa bear. Good idea! I dont think I got your message yet. Was it my work phone?
Here's another idea that I just did this weekend.
At the bottom of my Will, I penciled in for my executor to go to www.mayberry.com and tell the front porch of my passing. Also for the western site, hotmail, and the other boards that I frequent. This way, I know that that is a done deal.
Illness is another matter. If you go to my email at dipper40@hotmail.com I will give any of you my number to call if i am awol for a month or so.
This is a caring porch and I think you are all the CATS! Just ID yourself with your porch name to help figure out who you are!
APB for sterling, auh2o, fungirl, Ed sawyer, BOO, Alyce, and others who are moving and shaking!
Good Sabbath to you all, Prayers for rain, troops saftey, all porchsters and familys.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29317: Thanks for the answer of Episode 145 and letting me sit on the porch with you for a while.

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29318: Hello porch friends! I finally have a minute to drop in and say hello. I don't have time to read the archives, unfortunately...maybe another day. I am on my sister's computer and it is having "problems" and likes to knock me off line in the middle of posting (grrrr).

We are all fine and just finished a week of VBS at our church. I wanted to say thanks for your prayers. My little boy did well in the private school we put him in and even made the A honor role, which is quite an answer to prayer, given his learning disability (just wanted to share that bit of news with my buddies).

Well, we are still living with the parents and have not sold our house yet or begun building the new one....some day soon, though, Lord willing.

Hope you all have a wonderful week and don't forget "Ol' Boo". Bye!


June 26, 2005 - Msg 29319: You're welcome, # 29317. (Although it wasn't me that first answered your question.) Sit a spell with us. Do you want a nectarine crush?
- Hazel

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29320: Boo, you snuck in on me! We miss you! I surely wish you could post more. May God be with you in
everything going on in your life right now.
- Hazel

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29321: Boo,it's so good to hear from you!Glad to hear your little boy did so well.My youngest daughter and son have learning disabilities,and,it certainly is a struggle for them academically.My daughter went to private school for 2 years,now,we are going to try public school as she has made some progress and wants to try another school.My son has pdd,and he went to a private school too,but,next year he will be in a special needs class at the public school also,so we will see how it goes.I'll keep you in my prayers ,don't forget to check in from time to time,we certainly haven;t forgot you andmiss hearing from you.Take care.Hazel,that nectarine crush sounds good,in this heat you can't get enough to drink.MDC,I'm sorry to hear those fires are still burning,how far are you from them?I have some house chores to finish up,I was just taking a break and stopping by the porch.Talk to you later,-ky girl

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29322: Romeena,are you going on a mission trip to Mongolia?I just wondered because I just read in our local paper that two young men from our area went there on a medical mission trip not too long ago.-ky girl

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29323: Hey gang,Ro,slim,hazel,ky,pappa,boo,rev...going to bed now...got to work 16 tomorrow..rained here today miss sherry and i had to just watch the race [good one]..grilled out ...in the morning its gona be a big breakfast..fried center country ham,sausage links,bisquits with milk gravy,hash browns with cheese,grits with butter,sliced canalope,cold sweet milk,h20,and coffee..will be ready at 6:30 sharp!..signed:SPOT the"love to be the porch dog" of this here porch....ruff....

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29324: And Spot, we love to have you as the "dog of this here porch". (patting you on the head)
- Hazel

June 26, 2005 - Msg 29325: yes spot,we sure do love havin,you as the dog of our porch,and,breakfast sounds great-ky girl

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29326: Yes, ky girl, I'm going back to Mongolia. I'll be gone the last week of July and first week of August, going to the same place as last year. I'd be interested to know where the young men you mentioned went. Mongolia is not highly populated, and the missionary we work with has teams coming over almost the year around, so it's possible they were in the same place. If you can find the article, see if it mentions Change the World Ministries, or the towns of Darkhan or Hongor. Wouldn't it be something if they were in the same place? Ours is classified as a medical mission trip also, though that's really only part of our intent in being there.

Welcome to our visitors - please come again and make yourselves at home. Boo, it's good to hear from you, friend. I'm glad Sean is doing well, and I'll bet Baby Girl is growing like a weed. Say hello to them and Bruce for me, OK?

Well, off to bed. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29327: Good morning everyone - today is my 11th anniversary but I bet Elvis doesn't show up singing blue suede shoes. We went to see Buddy Jewell over the weekend and bought a new window AC for our living room. We don't have central air (or even a furnace for the winter - we chop wood and lots of it for our wood stove)and it was getting a might warm this weekend.

Please be in prayer for my sister in lay and her family. Her mother passed away 3 months ago from conditions connected with alzheimers - she had been bedridden and comatose for years. Her father has unexpectedly passed away this past week. He was 85 years old. This has been a great shock to the family. They do not know if he fell or if he had had a heart attack but he had not been sick. It is very difficult for them right now. So I will be visiting the funeral home today.

So good to see you Boo!! We have missed you and FUNGIRL ( the other INdiana connection) and Mavis.

Oh and Spot - our next home will be total electric with a heat pump and central air. I am giving up the wood chopping business! Ha Ha


June 27, 2005 - Msg 29328: Make that sister in law - not lay. . too early this morning!~


June 27, 2005 - Msg 29329: As many of you know - I direct your attention to Any Soldier.com alot. There is another wonderful message from a Marine on there that makes you know how wonderful these men and women are. If you log onto the site - go to "where to send" and you will see a scroll on the main part of the screen for you to click and read this particular Marine's latest message. I thought about you Ro as I read this piece because it is written from the doctor's viewpoint of our injured service people.

Take care. . .


June 27, 2005 - Msg 29330: Good morning!..been repairing the dog [Otis] pin gate...getting ready to go in to work at 2 for 16..hey hazelro,slim,hm,ky.and all..got a pork [pig] roast in the crock pot for tonight...fresh squash,green beans,onion,corn bread,sweet tea...ready at 6:30..signed:SPOT the"hot here in ga." dog of your porch..

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29331: Will do HM! That's prayers for SIL and site for soldiers! As you know, I can relate to both!
Ro- has Mr McBeevee shown up yet to fix the pole?
Of course, he is not used to working only 3 feet off the ground! haha
Spot, the grub was great as usual! Tomorrow my treat at the JB's.
Ky girl- the fires are about 50 miles north of Phoenix. They are finally getting a handle on them, thank God.
Good to see Billy Graham preaching again!
He tried a few tongue in cheek jokes, but I think they didnt quite go over, but his preaching has alwayS been A number one! The Lord may call him home soon, and wont Heaven be all the beteer of a place!
Any plans for the 4th of July?
Prayers for all, especially the Supreme Court, that their stupid rulings will cease and we can get some judgements for good and right!
(putting soap dish away, too hot to lug out the box!)ha

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29332: No, MDC Mr. McBeevee hasn't been here. I'm about to start my drop-of-water-on-their-head telephone campaign, however. I dragged out my nagger and tuned it up this morning, ready to go.

Yes, indeed. Heaven will be the richer when Bro. Billy arrives, but won't we miss him around here!! Still, I'm confident that God will raise up another to take his place. Seems He always does.

Well, I need to go put out critter food. Squirrels and birds are all sitting out there looking toward my window, clearly wondering where the food is. At this moment, it's in the trunk of my car! Guess I'd better get busy. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29333: Hello everyone:

How are things; just droped by to see how things are running hear. I was woundering does anybodie know when the season 3 and 4 are coming out? If anyone knows please let me know.


Arnold "I read in a Book once"

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29334: Arnold, are you Daniel by any chance? Anyway, welcome!
Season 3 is suppose to be out in the fall, around mid-september I have heard. Set for a spell and have a bottle of pop with us. (:

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29335: yes i am daniel
thanks mdc

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29336: homemaker- congrats on your anniversary. i always tell mamma bear when it's about a month out that i'm not sure if i'll renew or not, she tells me it's not a drivers licence and she ain't letting it expire. we have fun with it. also i'll keep your sister, her family and you in my prayers. ro and plum- mr mcbeevee and a lot of folks have been off the porch for a while. prayers they'll be back by harvest time. mdc- yes, i left it on your work phone, i believe this past sunday, if you don't have it i'll recall. let me know. this weather nation wide has been strange to say the least. prayers everyone is safe. mankind has altered the enviorment till mother nature is taking revenge. remember the commercial, it's not nice to fool mother nature. great idea on posting when we go to the real mayberry someday. won't it be good to see all the cast . spot& miss sherry- the porch would not be the same without you. those shifts are ruff but youalways find a way to chat. boo- great to see you up and on the porch. we would never forget you. we pray your home sells soon and your in your new home for christmas. hey to hazel. well gotta go supper at my place at 3 am. it's as cool as it gets. pappa bear

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29337: Hey daniel..mdc, [power pole Ro]!..pig roast smelling good..about another hour till supper..MDC what is "JB"s"?..Ro you would have a ball trying to feed all the squirrels on the Spot farm!..I am gona try to build me a web site to post pic of mine sometime...got to make the 2 hr trip to alabama to buy fireworks..my kids uaually have 8 to 10 friends over that live where they cant shoot them...the parents get chairs out ans set in the field and watch...chickins on the smoker for the 4th!..well back to work..prayers to the soldiers and all in need..back in a bit...SPOT

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29338: we posted at the same time ...hey pappa..SPOT

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29339: Pappa, yes I got it at work this AM- thanks,
Now I can call the prez of the penny pinching barney club!!! yippie! haha (Maybe I should wait for "official verification!" ha)
Spot, JB's is a chain out here that took over the Bob's Big Boys when they went belly up, pun intended. teehee. Good breakfast buffet!
Sounds like fun for your 4th! We'll sit on the roof where we can see about 5 diffent displays,
then, when the cool sheets dry out, we go back in!
Supreme court today said no 10 commandments in the courtrooms! So will the aclu come with sandblasters and rub out the one on the SUPREME COURT BUILDING??? Idiots on the court! What will our code of right and wrong now be? Maybe I'll head for Mongolia!! We need to get on knees for some serious prayer to get some judges who "got some smarts!" OK, soapdish goes bluey!
Have a good day all, God bless, mdc

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29340: a big 'Amen"MDC.We all need to get on our knees for some serious prayer.I can't help but think of 1corinthians1:18.spot,that sounds like a good time on the 4th,we will probably just cook out and watch some fireworks from our front porch that they put off at the park,which isn't too far from our house,and then we will put some off in the backyard for the kids,smokebombs,sparklers,etc.I'd love to see a picture of those squirrels spot.Pappa bear you sound like ya'll are doing what we are,we stayed up till about 3 this morning setting on our backporch,just because thats when it is coolest to sit outside.MDC,I'm glad to hear they are getting the fires under control .Gotta go,the kids are out in the pool and they are yelling for me.Take care everyone.-ky girl

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29341: Romeena,I will check that article again in alittle while and let you know exactly where they went-ky girl

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29342: homemaker,I will keep your sister in law in my prayers-ky girl

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29343: I think the Judges do have some smarts, MDC. They are just making rulings that follow the law; that our great country put in place. It's not the Judges fault that there are laws about separation of church and state. They are not suppose to make rulings based on personal religions views.
- Hazel

June 27, 2005 - Msg 29344: Ro will try to set up a web page or at least scan some and mail them have a whole heard[?] of rabbits...my driveway is very long and when I get off in the morning going home they scatter everywhere....SPOT

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29345: Morning Porch!..about done here at work..off at 6 am then back at wed at 2..going to the lake fishing tonight at about 4:30...ride and fish..this morning its Cracker Barrell for all..love that gravy...we can go dutch..yall dont be late now!...SPOT

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29346: ANyone going to a good parade this weekend? Our little hometown (the Tree City, Greensburg, IN) has a kids parade every year. Bicycles, tricycles, wagons, dogs, etc. all decked out in red white and blue. The local funeral home gives out flags and other things, the bank had peaches and ice cream (free), free popcorn from the realtor, and two churches canvas the crowd giving out free ice water. It is a lot of fun. Usually two or three high school bands and cheerleaders, the VFW and the American Legion and soldiers in humvees from the National Guard. It is really great! Hope to see you there!


June 28, 2005 - Msg 29347: A0PB FOR ALL MISSING PORCH FOLKS--if anyone has heard or could e-mail anyone they know and let us know it would be appreciated. as we know fires from alaska to texas are spreading, ASA-- lives in utah where fire is strong, how close to him is the fire? sterling, mr mcbeevee, charlotte tuker, emma, mavis, goober, ellen brown, frankie flint, fun girl and the list goes on. spot- that cracker barrel meal hit the spot, when i told them in lincoln to put it on your tab, 8i got the best table and extra portions. homemaker- i always do vfw parades, flags on grave and this is second year for vietnam wall, so the mayor will be busy as a cow's tail in fly season. MAYBE FLOYD CAN E-MAIL OR CONTACT THE REGULAR MISSING PORCHSTERS. prayers for all in need and all the soldiers ,their families and our nation. may the spirit of old be rekindled this weekend. may a lot of folks pray for a retun to jesus as lord, we should in my opinion do at least as much as we do for our country. mdc- glaqd you have the mayor's phone number- i try and keep my voters happy don't you know. pappa bear

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29348:
Hazel- dont want to start a moulage with ya, but if you look at history, the only time the phrase "separation of church and state" was even remotely used was in a private letter from Thomas Jefferson to another statesman and all he said was to talk about the POSSIBILITY of a a "wall of separation." A google search will confirm this fact. It is NOT in the US Const-tution! The only time any thing is mentioned is in the amendment that says CONGRESS shall ESTABLISH no religion.
The big 3 religions, Judism, Christianity and Islam all recognize the ten commandments as the
guiding force of right and wrong. All of our monuments built in Washington DC have biblical references on them. The Washington Monument for example, has a Bible verse on every step going up,
and at the very top it says "Praise God" in Latin.
Funny, how only in the last 40 years this separation thinking has suddenly become the "law." It is not the law, and that is why their rulings are so dumb. Even the one made yesterday is full of inconsistancies, 10 c's are ok at this location but not at that, etc.
History proves this. We were founded on freedom OF religion and NOT freedom FROM religion.
Sorry for the moulage folks.
TAGS is full of Opie praying scenes, church scenes, religious songs etc, so I think it's is ok to sound off on this site on the truth of our founding fathers as we approach Independence Day. According to recorded documents they prayed and fasted throughout the writing of the Const-tution and many of the federalist papers. God has blessed America and I hope He continues to.
Have a wonderful Mayberry kind o day!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29349: Hey eveyone got some wounderfull news: The State of Kentuky I guess thats how you say it? has rejected the supreme court ruling on the ten commandments and they will not remove them from the goverment lands. How could our on priciple for coming from england beig removed? What is the world comng too? Well just wanted to pass n the info.

Arnold ''I read in a book once''

P.S. Arnold is Daniel.

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29350: Hey Spot...yea, I've heard of rabbits :-)(sorry, just couldn't resist) Make some good stew. My Chow dog got into a bunny den earlier in the year. Seems that the momma bunny made her nest right in the area that the dog spends her time outside. It wasn't a pretty site. She didn't eat...but she loved 'em to death.

Hey Pappa B...looks like we're going to get a little break in the weather for IL, it's about time.

Hey to all the PORCH Hope everybody is doing real fine!

Ya'll be good...


June 28, 2005 - Msg 29351: No, I'm not into moulages either, MDC! I guess since I work for a Judge I just feel the need to stick up for them. (I don't like hearing them called idiots... it gets my jaw muscles a-twitchin').
- Hazel

"I'm a student of humanity. I guess that's the difference between a sharply honed lawman and a jerk wearin' a badge."

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29352: It's a nice evening for porch sitting,
so I guess that's just what I'll do!
Ya all have a good one,

June 28, 2005 - Msg 29353: Thank you MDC for that very true history lesson!And Arnold,thank you for the information about kentucky,I just prayed my homestate would do what was right,and,praise the Lord they did.Hazel,I understand why your jaw muscles get to twitchin!I have friends and family members who either are judges,or lawyers,some are policemen,and they all say the same thing,they can only go by what the law says,and,alot of the times they don't like the laws either.Alot of times they feel helpless and frustrated.We haven't planned to go to a parade because there is alot of road construction around our town,and,the parking is very limited right now.Goober,it's good to see you.That cracker barrel breakfast was great spot,I always order biscuits and gravy,my favorite breakfast .Gotta go,talk to you all later-ky girl

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29354: I love the way this porch can discuss sensitive issues and still remain friends. It's the Mayberry Way! Here's my two cents' worth:

Hazel's friends and co-workers, and ky girl's friends and kin have a serious problem. They're in a tough situation. They're in the position of living by and enforcing laws that have been made or interpreted (wrongly, I think, in many cases) by a group of people who have the final say in this country regarding laws. Unfortunately, many of those people - the Supreme Court judges - achieved their lofty position by hook and crook, and don't always exemplify the best and wisest this country has to offer. Nevertheless, they're there, and they're there for life! That forces Hazel's and Ky girl's friends to do things, render judgments and enforce laws that may very well be onerous to them, but they have no choice. Of course, it's ridiculous that the question of removing the Ten Commandments from every appearance in a government building has even come up. However, thanks to a few old doddering dunderheads over the years, that's how the law (?) is currently interpreted. Still, in an attempt to be fair to those dunderheads, we need to remind ourselves that the Great Deceiver is alive and well, and can make good appear to be evil, and evil appear to be good, to those who are not steeped in God's law and in His will. I believe that in most cases, the misinterpreters really believed they were doing right. The poor things, may God have mercy on their souls.

All this only serves to support the precept that we must be very, very careful who we elect to the Presidency, because that decision will trickle down to the Supreme Court whenever a vacancy arises, and the decisions made by that group of people will very heavily control the future of this country.

There, I've said it, and I ain't takin' it back. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29355: We got rain last night! That is a good thing - very dryyyyy here.
Although I do not agree with the high court's ruling, I can say it doesn't surprise me - given the makeup of the court and the liberalism that runs amuck in our land. I am sure that George Washington, being the Christian man that he was, would not be satisfied with the path this country has taken.
And as far as Kentucky goes - we visit Pulaski county alot (my husband's kin are from there and his great grandfather was the LAW there as well) - they are pretty hard headed in that county so it wouldn't surprise me if they left them up.

Well - I need to get my little youngins ready to go get feed. A trip they just love (not)!


June 29, 2005 - Msg 29356: I couldn't agree more,you sure know how to get right to the point and describe it effectiveley Romeena!If you decide to run in the next presidential election you got my vote!As MDC said,we need to pray dilligently, because the Great Deceiver is always working.oh,Romeena,I looked at the newspaper article again about the medical missionary work,but,it didn't mention who they were affiliated with when going there.One of them is back and training for the green berets,and,the other one went on to africa .The last name is Knox,I honestly can't remember his first name right now.Well,I have to close and run a few errands,I'm dreading going out in this heat.You all take care-ky girl

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29357: homemaker,you snuck in while i was typing my post!Glad to hear you got rain,we got a short shower last night,at least it cooled things off for a little while.i've often wondered what our founding fathers would say if they came back and saw what the government is like now.It would be interesting to hear what they had to say about some of the interpretations of thier original laws.-ky girl

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29358:
One more thing to show where we have come from and where we are heading, as I mentioned, and I have been to DC two times, our monumnets are full of Biblical references, EXCEPT, the WWII memorial which was completed last year. It has Roosevelt's speech about "a day that will live in infamy." At the end of the speech, he said "we will win thru to vitory, so help me God." Well guess what folks?, the "so help me God" is not on THIS memorial! There was NO LAW stopping them because it was built with PRIVATE donations!
It was the stupid political correctness that is even creeping into our churches.
Ok, that's all I'm saying. Be vigilant! And God Bless!
Have a super Mayberry Day!

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29359: We sure need rain here in AZ.
The fires are now moving from the lower grassland desert to the ponderosa pines further north, and they are getting harder to fight because of the terrian. 900 working on them! HOT 12 hour days.
A good rain would sure help. Wouls appreciate prayers for AZ rain!
Hang in there folks.
Maybe a good season 2 dvd quote-athon would be good!

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29360: Hey all - glad to see our illustrious mayor back with us. Many thanks to MDC and Tom Sullivan for getting him back to us. Prayers for your physical trials, pappa bear. It's so good to "see" you! ;)

An excellent read concerning The Ten Commandments is Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's book "So Help Me God". Definitely eye-opening on a lot of things. He gives some good definitions between the "rule of man" and "rule of law", and there is definitely a difference.

Hope you all having a great week - and surviving the heat. It's almost 100 here in MO. I'm looking forward to fall already - and I'm usually not one to complain about the heat.

Well, just stopped by quick like - I'll check in more later.

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29361: hey everyone ,still getting moved into the new house,lots to do ,less than 3 weeks till the wedding .....SPOT,ASA,MDC,PAPPA BEAR , racing in Daytona Sat. night ...everyone take care

June 29, 2005 - Msg 29362: 29361 was MAYBERRY DEPUTY

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29363: Good morning everyone!!

Just got the hubby off to work. . .
Now I get to go back to bed for a couple of hours - ahhh summer!


June 30, 2005 - Msg 29364: Yippeee! I visited a "pond store" yesterday, bought some AlgaeFix and some blue tint, and the water in my little fountain and pond is now clear as a bell, and with luck, will stay that way. Products are supposd to be safe for birds, fish and squirrels, too. The blue tint, of all things, supposedly acts as shade to keep the sun from charging up another algae bloom. Will wonders never cease!

OK, tuning up my whiner/nagger, preparing to call Verizon about the notorious leaning pole. The power company has exited the scene, as the pole bears a tag that says it belongs to Verizon, the phone people. Never mind that the power company's lines are attached, and will go down with everything else when the pole crashes. I'd think that would confer a bit of ownership in their minds, but evidently not. Seems the two companies have an agreement - you fix your poles, and we'll fix ours, even though we both use them. Well, personally, I don't care if Peter Pan flies down and replaces the pole, as long as it gets done. So, back to my phone campaign. Wish me luck.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29365: I've been trying to post a couple of days. Keep getting those censors. They are beginning to annoy me. I need special prayer from special people. My heart has been broken,restored,broken restored for 2 weeks now. An emotional roller coaster. Thanks so much....Slim

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29366: Has Butch already left us? I haven't seen a post from him in a while. I look even if I can't send myself. Well, on my way to Home Depot. Be back later....Slim {again}

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29367: hey slim,I wondered where you were!You got prayers going up right now,talk to you all later-ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29368: Prayers for Slim! You bet!
Keep praying for az rain!! thanks.
Watched Andy on Trial! One of Barney's best "dramatic" roles ever!!! "Ya gotta understand, Andy's more than a sheriff, he's a friend too." .. "Take that MR JACKson!" Great acting!
Funny too of course:
Barney: She's probably a little naive. You know how those school kids are when it comes to the ways of the world. We can give her a hand, no harm in that.
Andy: Nooooo, no harm et all! It's a good thing to help out the cause of education, especially when that cause is kinda pretty!!
Have a good day,

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29369: hey yall...here at work..busy...slaw dogs tonight,,..chips...peppers...back in just a bit...SPOT

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29370: Hey Guys! Stoppin' in to see what I missed. Our modem fizzled out again last Wednesday and we just got it fixed again. ***sigh*** We have such bad luck with our computer. Oh Well!

I'll try to stop in tomorrow with a nice, funny story. How's that?

font color="magenta">Dix

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29371: Welll........ we try.... Oh and hey MDC I'm so sleepy I didn't even notice the APB up there with my name attached ;)


June 30, 2005 - Msg 29372: Only stopping in for a sec. VERY busy with ministry teams visiting from the US for the next few weeks.

Everyone stay well and all you praying folks pray for our VBS for Irish kids.


June 30, 2005 - Msg 29373: spot those slaw dogs sound good,i'll be there and bring some macaroni salad and cold pepsi and tea,ok?Dixie I know what you are going through with the computer problems,we have that here at times ,this high tech stuff is great,but,when it acts up it is so frustrating.(I know a computer isn't real high tech,but,all I really know how to do islook up stuff on the internet and come to this porch,so doing anything else on it is high tech for me!)Romeena,so glad you found the pond store,now if someone wpould just fix that darn pole for you!you are right,if that pole comes down and those lines go down,they would have to confer and get it fixed.MDc,you still got my prayers for rain,and,that is very interesting about that memorial not having"so help me god'on it.Yes this political correctness stuff has gone too far.And a church is certainly no place for it either.AFD,I have heard of that book by Roy Moore,it sounds interesting,I'll try to read it this summer.homemaker did you get to the feed store the other day with the kids?I know it's not a fun trip when they definitley don't want to go.Well,better close and get some dishes done,I've put it off as long as I can!take care everybody-ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29374: Thanks for the mac-salad ky girl...and pepsi, hey irishster.dixie, well busy here at work, all light anr not on....SPOT

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29375: Hi, all. I just have to share this! I had a double blessing last night. Remember a while back, when I told you about the little owl who came in just at dark and sat a while on my birdbath? Well, last night he returned, and he brought a friend, perhaps a mate. They sat there for about ten minutes, two little owl shapes silhouetted against the landscape lights along the back fence. The birdbath is about fifteen feet from my window, but it was pretty dark and all I could see was their shapes, mostly. Soooo - today, I went to a store I know of, and bought myself a night vision scope!! They had them on sale for half price, so it wasn't too awful, and now I can observe my little owls very well. They'll look green, of course, but I should be able to see them in great detail. Not only the owls, but any other night creatures out there. Should be very interesting.

As for the pole, a man came a few minutes ago, examined the situation, and agreed that it should have been remedied long ago. It is now going to require the removal of a section of my neighbor's fence to get a truck in there, and a great deal of effort and inconvenience on everyone's part. A year ago, the pole might have been braced or reinforced, and the whole problem solved, but when we asked for that, we were told it wasn't necessary, that the pole was essentially solid. Now it has to be replaced. Hmmmm. Sometimes old ladies do know what they're talking about. Oh, well, it's their problem now, all I have to do is nag, and I can do that very well. Just call me Jennie Boone. (No offense, Jennie.)

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29376: spot,are you having alot of storms where you live?Irishter,i was just wondering about you,prayers for your vbs and all those you work with.Be sure and let us know how the vbs went.I was just stopping by for a minute-ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29377: Romeena,I just saw your post before I clicked out of the porch.Sounds like your nagging has got some things accomplished,hope they get it done soon.And,now you will get to see your owls no matter when they show up,and,who knows what other little animals may be sneaking into your yard at night that you are unaware of.Is a night vision scope like a telescope?-ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29378: Storms pop up ky girl....owl ro...neat...SPOT

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29379: No, a night vision scope is one that allows you to see in near or even total darkness. It's like what you see on the news, or a wildlife show, when the image looks green. It gathers ambient light, even if it's just starlight, and uses it to project the image within the scope. In total darkness, the scope has an "illuminator" - I have no idea how it works - which provides an invisible light source and still creates the image. It does magnify a little, like a telescope, but it literally allows you to see in the dark. I can hardly wait! I'd have to go into a closet to test it, because there are extreme cautions about not removing the lenscap in anything other than darkness. So, I haven't!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29380: Oh, for plain old magnification, I do have binoculars. They work, but not in the dark. --Romeena

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29381:
Ro- maybe you'll finally see that string and Gomer up in the tree! haha
Are you still watching your season 2. I still like to follow up each ep with the corresponding sanka or post toasties commercial! last night it was so cute to see Opie questioning Andy on the witness stand!
Glad you may finally get the work done Ro.
It's the same all over.
Spot- great slaw dogs, getting me in shape for the Capital 4th show that we like to watch on local PBS station!
Have a nice evening everyone!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29382: Good luck with all the Yanks visiting Irishter - make sure they get their daily dose of Andy and Barn.
Best wishes for the VBS as well!


You think it's hot here? Signed, God
(Saw on a church board as I passed on the way to the dentist.)

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29383: homemaker,I like that phrase on the church board,it makes you think thats for sure.Romeena,I'm anxious to hear how that night vision works out.I have a few phone calls to make,so,I'll stop by later -ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29384: ky girl, I'm sad to say the night vision scope didn't work out too well. It does allow me to see in the dark, but unfortunately, the landscape lights across the back fence interfere somewhat, and the birdbath where the owls appear is too close to my window. I can't get a good focus on them, apparently this device is meant for more distant viewing. I think I'm going to keep it, though, because I did find I can peer into the darker corners of the yard with very acceptable clarity, which is a safety thing for me. I just wish it would have worked for watching the little owls. They both came in again this evening. Actually, just using a good pair of binoculars I get a pretty good view of them. They're only about twenty feet from me, but my binocs are good ones and they do amplify the ambient light somewhat, so I can see pretty well, at least until it gets really dark.
That little pair of owls is just about the cutest thing I ever saw. They both bathed, and sipped at the water, then sat all fluffed up for a few minutes, then flew away. With any luck, they'll snag a couple of the mice and woodrats that we see now and then. Nature - I love it! --Romeena

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29385: Romeena,at least you got to see the two little owls,and,the night scope can be of some use to you,so it all worked out.It's been a busy evening here,the kids went out and caught lightning bugs and now are letting them go in the house.Then,while my oldest daughter went outside,my granddaughter opened a box of pancake mix and dumped it on the floor,had it everywhere,on her,the floor,made footprints in it,etc.then the 2 kittens came and rolled in it and they are black kittens,but,now have a coating of yellow pancake mix!My daughter is in the process of washing everything up,and.I am going to try to track down the lightning bugs.If I turn all the lights off they can't be too hard to find!Ha Ha!you all have a great mayberry evening.MDC,I sent you an e-mail,let me know if you receive it.Romeena,if you wouldn't mind,I would like to have your e-mail address again as I have misplaced from the last time you sent it to me.sweet Dreams everyone-ky girl

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29386: I watch Andy on every channel I can get it on, and when a channel stops showing episodes, I switch channels...good to know there are so many fans out there, lets keep Andy going forever!!!

June 30, 2005 - Msg 29387: Sure thing, hon. An email is on the way to you, it'll be there. --Romeena

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29388: this mornings menu is as follows:..sausage pattys,eggs your way hashbrowns with onions,flap jacks,bisquits and gravy....oj,h20...hope all of you all have a good day..miss sherry says hey, we are going to red top mountain to take the boat out and sun and fish..I was on the local TV news from atlanta yesterday..they were at the lake interviewing about boat safty.....[my 15 min. of fame!].signed:SPOT the"taking the day off" dog of your porch..

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29389: Been yard sale-ing this morning - found a really neat horse shoe candy dish (kind of like the old fashioned chicken on a nest dish), a pair of ice cream salt and pepper shakers, an old barn pulley that would have been used in a hay mow. Pretty good finds. And Kroger had a good sale on cokes - 5 12-packs for $5.

Have a good day!


July 01, 2005 - Msg 29390: Spot - forgot to ask for your autograph - since you was on TV and all - you could be up there with Howard Sprague or Aunt Bea's commercial success!
Wow - a real life celebrity on the porch. . .


July 01, 2005 - Msg 29391: Hello all, I am on my parents computer right now while Kai and I are visiting today and just thought I would drop by and say hi! Still don't have internet set up at our new house yet. I'm comparison shopping for what would be best for around there. I wish we could get it through our cable company like we did here, then it would be all done with. Anyway, it's great to see the porch again, and it is REALLY great to see you Pappa Bear! If you didn't know we were getting kind of worried. :) Great to see you too, Boo! I don't have time to go back and read the archives yet to find out what happened to you guys, but hopefully I will soon. As soon as I figure out which internet service to go with. My wife would like me to figure that out too. ;)Well, I better go. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I am still around(in spirit; just not on the internet yet).You have a night scope, Romeena?! Cool! :)Have a great rest of the day!-Sterling Holobyte

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29392: Sorry if my message is all on one paragraph. My parents have a Mac, and I'm not used to it. It gives me a little square when I try to press enter for a new paragraph. Weird! -Sterling Holobyte

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29393: congrats spot i always new he world would see what we all know and that your the greatest porch dog in the world. did miss sherry get on tv also? homemaker and ky girl- what does rain look and feel like? i forgot. hey goober great to see you, today is beautiful in lincoln. have you heard from charlotte tucker, ellen brown? well i guess i'll weigh in on the discussion . i didn't vote for bush as most know but on the ten commandments issue my question is when will we wake up- i'm talking peaceful actions like letting all our elected offivials know we don't want them representing us on matters? if that doesn't work file a nationwide recall of those who don't represent the majority, after one or two, things in washington would look better.the end of my two cents worth. pray for all those having wild fires. anyone know if asa is alright? he's from utah and they have fires going. great to see afd, slim, romeena- those night vision scopes work great, sounds like yours has a small radius. did the plum try them yet? irishter- what's the weather like there? they now are testing traffic predictions like the weather(experimentaly) i'm like rafe hollister, i know when the traffic is heavy or at a stop and don't need help yet. everyone have a great ans safe 4th. pappa bear

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29394:
Pappa- here's a good one...a local radio talk host called 20 CHURCHES, and only ONE had the 10 commandments posted anywhere on their campus!!
I guess we need to start there! ha , I couldnt believe it! I'm on the run today, so more later.

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29395: My stars, MDC! Only one? That's pitiful! And you know what, I don't remember actually seeing the commandments posted anywhere in my own cburch, come to think of it. You can bet I'll be addressing that issue immediately! If we don't post it oursel;ves, we surely can't be offended if it's not posted anywhere else.

pappa bear, I know next to nothing about night vision scopes, and probably shouldn't have bought one without doing some self-education. All I know is that I can't take the lens cap off until it's dark. It was a $200 unit, on sale for $99, so I'm sure it's just a cut above a toy. It's monocular, and has "1,6/85" on the lens cylinder. The eyepiece is adjustable for focusing, as well as having a focusing ring on the lens cylinder. It has two buttons, one that powers it up, and another that activates an illuminator. Other than a little strap that my hand slides under for security when I'm holding the unit, that's about it.

Sure wish we'd get some rain. It rained in Dallas, ten minutes east of me - and in Ft. Worth, twenty minutes west of me - but it didn't rain at my house!! Oh, well, maybe tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, everyone. I have to work Saturday night, and Monday and Tuesday nights as well, so won't be doing much else. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29396: Just found this site. Glad it is here.

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29397: Pappa Bear - first, as my 8 year old says, the sky starts talking and then all at once the angels go bowling and there is racket all over the place. Well, the angels get so tickled bowling that one of them laughs so hard she starts crying and there you have it - a nice light shower! Ahh - it feels good! And smells good too!

Just bought me a new refrigerator - get it on Tuesday - now that's a reason to sing!


July 01, 2005 - Msg 29398: So sorry to hear about the passing of Luther Vandross . . .he was with me on many dates - I just loved his voice.
May he rest in peace. . here and now.


July 01, 2005 - Msg 29399: I just heard that too HM! Another good one has left us.
So you dont have to store your meats at farleys anymore?? haha Did you get a side by side?
Loved the thunder, lighting and rain ana-logy.
Ky girl= I responded to you. hope you got it.
Welcome Msg 29396- Hope you can stay awhile.
Also 29386! Maybe you're the same person.
Good conversation, reciepies, discussions, and of course TAGS!
I'm almost done with season two, boohoo!
Last night was Deputy Otis. I always thought it was amazing that they just happened to have a shirt, pants and hat that fit Otis in the backroom!! haha At my place of work, there are disposable one-size-fits-all scrubs, in case of blood spill etc on one's own clothing, but not a complete,
perfect fitting uniform! Ha again!
I was trained last week in use of those small defibrilators that you see in airports etc. very interesting!
pappa- I think asa was going somewhere, but not positive. come see us on western site sometime.
Fires still burning here, and may northern AZ camping closed this wekend. We need RAIN so badly now!
Hang in there gang. An early HAPPY INDEPENENCE DAY! Thanks for your service papabear!

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29400: Hey Irishter,we just finished VBS and had a great time.Will be praying for yours.I want to wish everyone a great 4th. My grand baby went with his Aunt and Uncle to Pigeon Forge for a 4 day vacation. I've not been without him for more than 2 nights. I miss him much already. Prayers to all...Slim

July 01, 2005 - Msg 29401: I think the porch needs a sweep

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29402: sterling- so good to see you, give kai a big hug for us. homemaker- thanks for clearing it up for me about what rain is, it's sounds familiar. mdc- we can't handle rain it's been so lomg. has. when i first read thank you pappa bear for your service i thought i was no longer your mayor. seriously, the young men and women who gave their lives are the ones to thank. i am but one vet on this site i'm sure. just an old soldier's heart. hey to slim. romeena- wasn't putting your night vision down,just that most that are sold in stores are early models. say hey to plum. have a safe and happy 4th everyone. as barney once said; a man who isn't married is a miserable man. he has no honey do list. last part i made up. off to men's prayer breakfast. next wed i go to veterans hospital to tighjten up a few worn parts. pappa bear

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29403: pappa bear ..good luck on the tighting of the parts ,hope all on the porch have a great 4th

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29404: pappa bear, you're a caution! No problem, I thought nothing of your mention of the night vision thing. I was just saying that I have no idea what a "small radius" means, in night scope terms.

I'm watching a demented little squirrel right now, he has scratched out a place in the grass next to a tree, and is just rolling and twisting and fliping around in that area, like he's having a spell. Then he'll suddenly leap about two feet in the air, come back down and stand there for a minute, then jump into his little hollow and resume his fit. Crazy little critter.

A big, heartfelt "thank you" goes to all our vets. You guys (and gals) are the cats. Without you nad the sacrifices made by you and thousands like you, we wouldn't have our porch and the freedom to use it, or if we did, we might be speaking some other language by now. Warts and all, America is still the greatest nation in the world, and it's because of the sacrifices made by our military personnel over the years. Thank you, and God bless you.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29405: FliPPing, for pete's sake! My arthritic fingers don't always do what I tell them, and I should proofread more thoroughly. --Romeena

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29406: AND, not nad. That does it. I'm going home. --Romeena

July 02, 2005 - Msg 29407: Appreciate all the thoughts about our VBS - it runs from July 4-8. It is always a great time, thought VERY busy.

We are having a 4th cookout for our visiting team after VBS Monday.


July 02, 2005 - Msg 29408: Afternoon Y'all! Romeena,sounds like that squirrel's got a little bit of Ernest T. Bass in him! Ha Ha
Good to see the porch so nice and full and with our Mayor Pappa Bear back to boot!
I used to love attending Vacation Bible School when I was a kid-have lots of neat memories from those days.
Well,I've been on a computer for 7 hours at work so I'd better go rest these eyes a bit. Just wanted to pop in and say hi!
P.S. Very hot on the South Carolina end of the porch-heat index about 105 degrees! Firecracker hot for the fourth of July!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock