October 08, 2005 - Msg 30790: "Our friend on the scene, whom I'll identify as "Don", concurs that there is a valid need..."
Wouldn't you know his name would be Don?

October 08, 2005 - Msg 30791: It all happened so fast, just whooosh~

October 08, 2005 - Msg 30792: Hey gang....at work now ...back after the ga tenn game...WOW a good one...chips and dip...SPOT

October 08, 2005 - Msg 30793: Howdy, everyone. Well, I have news. Big news. BIG news. Oh, this is BIG! TOM will be back online soon. He has worked it out for himself, and at this point, it appears he won't need any help from us. Thank you, thank you - to all who were planning to assist. You're just terrific, and I'm proud to call you my friends. If things change, he'll let me know, and I'll let you know, but right now, it appears that he has things under control.

Irishter, you make me blush! I'm glad you're enjoying the journal. It was a joy to live the experience, and almost as much fun to write about it.

Have a wonderful Sabbath tomorrow, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Winken will tell Blinken, Blinken will tell Nod, Nod will tell Barney, and Barney will tell you!" --Andy

(Glare from Barney)

October 08, 2005 - Msg 30794: hey everyone,just stopping by to let you know I'm ok,my computer has been down,and isn't completely fixed yet,but,I will stop by from time to time,gonna read the archives,love to you all-ky girl

October 08, 2005 - Msg 30795: WOW! I was just sitten there...talking about porch postin and all, then WHOOSH...Ro 'swept' in like nobodies business! Nice sweep RO!

Have seen 2 movies this weekend (making up for lost time). The first was Serenity, the second Flight Plan. I'd recommend both...they ain't Cary Grant...but they're good1


October 09, 2005 - Msg 30796: REALLY enjoying the journal Ro. The scenery is great, but the looks on the faces of the people make me wish I was there. Thank you so much for sending it along!

Morning to everyone on the Porch. Today I am preaching on "The Most Wicked Member in the Church." Think James chapter 3.


Hope that worked, experimenting wiht the html

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30797: It worked!!

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30798: Morning Porch pals.
Hope evryone is having a good Sabbath. Woke up to frost and fog this morning on my porch. Brrrr!
Ro, that's great news about Tom. Look forward to seeing his posts. But you think the other posts here were not fom him?
Was watching the talking heads this morning and saw a lot of clips of the President's pick for the Supreme Court (Harriet Miers). She looks a lot like Mother Sprauge, don't you think?
Well better go watch some football.


October 09, 2005 - Msg 30799: Hi, all. Back from preachin', just had a quick lunch and am about to go plant siome stuff. Thought I'd have a quick spell of rockin' here to get my strength up first.

Asa, I'm quite sure the posts were not our TOM. I spoke to him on the phone, asked him directly and he said no, that he had not been able to post anything in months. When he does post, though, I will be able to tell, and will let everyone know.

I must thank the Lord for the beauty I see outside this window. Roses are blooming, mandevilla vine is twining on the arbor and blooming beautifully, crape myrtle still blooming a bit, begonias, marigolds, a few petunia holdouts, hibiscus, geraniums, newly-planted pansies, mums starting to pop, it's just lovely. I have a lot of nandina, and they're putting on heavy heads of berries that will soon turn bright red, and will be pretty all winter. Butterfly bushes are still blooming and I can count at least eight of the little flying jewels around the bushes right now.

Well, still need to plant the rest of the pansies and snaps, so guess I'd better get off this rocker and get to work. If you see Goldbrick Wheeler, send him my way. Maybe I can wring a little work out of him. Have a great afternoon, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30800: Agree with you Ro...those weren't Tom. There were several right there that were from the same IP...even one that had my name on it. Floyd took care of a few of them...but it was a definit interloper.

Hope everyone had good preachin today.Just watched the bears lose...hoping now to see a cowboy win...

It's a nice day here in chicager...about 60 or so...and sunny. Hope ya'll have a good day.


October 09, 2005 - Msg 30801: wow tom is coming back, now that's big news. let's see ro- says it's hot and asa says it's cold and goober, charlotte tucker and i in illinois are having cool temps, point just thinking what a difference a month makes in the weather and our personal problems. SPOT- bull dogs did great yesterday and soon we'll know if the braves are going to the world seies. i hope the angels beat yankees so we can have the white sox and angels play(that would be a great seies) and the winner would be long overdue for a trip to world seies.ky girl- i think we need to call barney out on this big case. seems a lot of our porch computers are going out for long stretches. getting to be rampent. anyone hear from mdc lately? irishster- james is a great book, thinking if the world followed the beautatudes our world wouldn't be in such a mess. goober, i hope we thaw aut before the next movie begins. ha. won't be long before we're able to watch all those movies we've been wanting to see. do you remember when illinois like kentucky had basketball ruled over all the other sports? APB FOR ALL OUR MISSING PORCHSTERS AND A PRAYER FOR EACH;; MARY WIGGINS, CHARLOTTE TUCKER, MDC, TOM, HOME MAKER, AFD, STERLING HOLOBYTE, AND THE REST. HAVE A GREAT WEEK, PRAY FOR OUR WORLD, LEADERS, TROOPS, VICTUMS OF DISASTERS. going to be busy this week trying to get things ready for winter. pappa bear

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30802: let's baton down the hatches for winter, get ready for the mayberry dvd's and a big pot of chilli, maybe some great barbaque, i like mine beat red, i know others like it the other way. what's for supper? pappa bear

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30803: Well Goober and PappaBear, I guess the White Sox will be the Chicago reps this year, eh!?
Wouldnt that be something to have a real porchfest of a series!
Pappa, if ya watch the first minute and last minute of BB, ya got the whole story, ha.
I think that is what you meant by Don Knotts line, right.
Well, it's a lazy Sunday PM for me, but I am always praying for ya all, and now i add Pakistan and India to the prayer list too. My, this was really something. Hang in there all,

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30804: Oops, pappa i'm righch here! mdc

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30805: Well, I spent about three hours outside, digging in the dirt, and only got about a flat of pansies planted. Still have just over three more to go. No, I'm not a slow planter. I just keep finding other things that need to be done. The vinca had overrun its bed, swallowed up a boulder, and was out into the grass. The peppermint had grown so high and spread so far that clumps of geraniums and periwinkles and pentas were just gasping for air and sunlight. I declare, I need to take a torch to that stuff. I never saw anything grow like it does. I filled two huge trash bags with the stuff I cut and pulled out, and managed to plant a few pansies, finally, in the vacated space. Tomorrow I absolutely must not get distracted, but just find some empty dirt and get those last three flats planted. Anybody want to help?

Now I need to go wash off a couple of layers of dirt. I just love getting dirty! It always feels so good when you get clean again.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 09, 2005 - Msg 30806: I'll help Romeena. I like working in the dirt my own self. Makes ya feel good.
I'm not sure I'll be back on here till the middle of the week Ro, so I wanted to wish you well on your sugery and let you know you are in my prayers.
Well Goober, you got your Cowboy win. I thought Bledsoe and Johnson were gonna go the rounds though. Wonder what they would do if they was losing?:)
Hope you all have a safe and sound week.


October 09, 2005 - Msg 30807: Rest in peace my Atlanta Braves...what an effort and a great season for the 14th year in a row..18 inning game today but a trip back home for the winter now...lost 6 to 7...thanks Braves...signed:SPOT the"sob" dog of your porch

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30808: The Braves - in the old days they broke my heart in the regular season, now they break it in the post-season.

Wet, windy, but mild day here today. Glad its nice and cozy here on the Porch.

Finished the journal Romeena. If you decide to publish put me on the buyers list.

Hey to all my Porchster pals.


October 10, 2005 - Msg 30809: welcome to a new week, porch fans!!! i love the ep last night where otis came in with a snort full and was shooing fireflys even out of his cell. andy said yeah them fireflys are pesky this time of year. later when howard and otis went to save andy, the bad guy told otis to drop it and otis kept refusing thinking he meant the bottle but when the crook said the gun otis replied why didn't you say so. classic. mdc- is that realy you? show goober the secret handshake and tell him the pass word. can't be to careful we've had some impersonaters lately. kidding, great to see you my friend... ro- digging in the dirt eh? what did buddy epson say asa, you can always put off until tommorow chores cause tommorow never comes. spot, soory about the braves, but i have a feeling in the next set you'll be rooting for the cards??? irishter- braves and cubs are in a league of their own, ha. any irish stew in our future?/?. spot- don't cry there's next year my friend, but the braves fought the good fight. BREAKFAST AT EITHER THE WAFFLE HOUSE OR I- HOP ON THE MAYOR. prayer for all--- pappa

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30810: We had a LOVELY Irish stew last Friday, ya'll are welcome to the leftovers.

Today dinner is on me - beans and cornbread are just about ready! We have to buy corn meal and pintos at the health food store, but at least we can get them now!


October 10, 2005 - Msg 30811: Hi Friends, I feel like Ed Sawyer, reading your "paper" here for some time. I just got the Second Season set and it is GREAT! Wish I could get the others. Just watched "Crime Frww Mayberry"
and the lost epilogue with Andy and Barney singing the bullet in my pocket song to the tune of 'o my darlin'. First barney singing about himself, then andy with his great lines!
Think I'll take the name of Andy's bully, if that's ok with you guys,
HODIE Snitch haha, this is a nice group!

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30812: Speaking of Ed Sawyer - we should put out an APB on him. . .
Welcome Hodie, keep your rocker dusted off or we will APB you too.

Got alot of wood cut for the winter on Saturday until my husband got his chainsaw caugth in a mighty oak (actually it was poplar, but mighty poplar didn't sound right). We brought four pick-up truck loads home - about 8 rick. We will need more before winter but off to find a chainsaw bar.

Cornbread and beans sound sooooo wonderful Irishter - almost made some this weekend. But I would be the only one eating them. But I might make a small batch just for me.

Take care everyone - it's kind of breezy here. . .and drizzly.


October 10, 2005 - Msg 30813: Mighty Poplar? Yea, you're right Homemaker. It just isn't nearly as dramatic! :)
If it's breezy there the last thing you need is a batch of beans! Use your head woman! :)

Wecome to Hodie. Just stay away from my fishin hole and we will get along just fine.


October 10, 2005 - Msg 30814: Hi gang! Ole pappabear must need glasses! I been righcheer all along! Whew, as he says, if were BREATHING at our age, that's a GOOD diagnosis! haha
I just saw where Dawn Wells, otherwise known as "MaryAnn" to every red-blooded American guy,
is 71 ! Seventy-one! wow, now i DO feel old!
Asa, if she's upwind all would be ok, haha
Prayers contue for India, Pakistan etc, troops, folks in Guatamala, porchsters etc,

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30815: Welcome Hodie! Guess Andy got the fishin' spot heh? If ya behave yerself and dont pull out the chairs as were about to sit, all will be ok, haha, . If you been reading awhile, ya know I'm just jivin' you!

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30816: Asa, that "she's" above of couse is HM, not MaryAnn! ha, sounded weird when i re-read it! mdc

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30817: MDC...at 71 we might want to keep Mary Ann upwind as well! :-)


(sorry, just couldn't resist)

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30818: good one goob, ya got me! mdc

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30819: lasagna and garlic bread - any takers?


October 10, 2005 - Msg 30820: I declare, you boys are a caution. I just have to make this little comment, though. I believe you meant to say "downwind", not "upwind." Hmmmm??

Well, I got all my little posies in the ground. Finally had to pull up the squirrels' peanut patch to clear enough room for the last two flats. There's plenty of room in the raised bed, but it's overgrown with peppermint, and my gimpy old knee won't let me climb around in there - too dangerous. I could stand on the ground and pull up the peanuts, so I did. I clipped off the root part, where the peanuts are, and set them aside in a pile. The squirrels will find them, never fear.

Tomorrow is the knee surgery, at 12:30. If you folks happen to be thinking of it around then, please ask the Lord to lend His support to the procedure. I should be home tomorrow evening, or Wednesday morning at the latest. Will be back on the porch very soon.

Welcome, Hodie Snitch! We're happy you decided to join us. The more the merrier. Irishter, I'm delighted you enjoyed my little travelogue so much. Your kind words are very encouraging, because I do love to write. homemaker, if you ever want to make a big batch of cornbread and beans, I'll share. All I need to round out that meal is some iced tea. Then, if there's leftover cornbread, I need a big glass of cold buttermilk, and I can make short work of all of it. Yum!

Well, off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30821: Evenin' Y'all! Romeena,I'll certainly be praying for a successful surgery tomorrow.Is that ol' possum still pestering you? I'm still trying to figure out which one of my relatives could be that ornery & devilish -not sure he IS a blood relative-perhaps related by marriage! Ha Ha
Hey to Hodie Snitch! Glad to have you on the Porch! Great to hear that Tom will also be returning to the Porch!
Irishter,I've had a hankering for corn bread all day! Toss me a hunk of it(as Wally Cleaver would say!) across the Big Pond,would ya? Think I'll be greedy and grab some of homemaker's supper too-yum!
Mary Ann is 71? Somehow I didn't think she was quite that old.Ginger is near my Mama's age- 73 or so! Hard to fathom.
Well,y'all have a good evening. Love to all!
possum under a rock

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30822: This is quite a site, er porch, I must say!
Have enjoyed reading your posts for a few months now. Will try to chime in when I can.
I am indeed a praying man, so Romeena, you got all I can muster, but they are spread pretty thin these days with all that is going on "off" the porch, as it were.
You kind folks have a good evening.

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30823: Hiya gang, you got my prayers too Ro.
Glad to hear that Tom will be online soon.
So you are saying at this time you do not need donatons?? That's what I think you said.
If not, the $$ I had set aside I think i will give to relief.
I sure am glad they came out with "old TV shows" dvd. I am not impressed with the fall lineup that is for sure. I would like to see if WKRP, or Barney Miller, and Bob newhart have boxed sets yet.
Well, good eve to you. Time to pass out the lap covers and a few fresh squeezins.
BTW asa, I dont think she looks that much like Howard's mother, but then again, what do I know, haha

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30824: romeena- your in my prayers for tommorow's surgery, make sure they fix the right need. mdc- i guess my eyesight must have been fuzy, but i guess something has to wear out eventialy. ha. homemaker, let's make it a 5 bean meal with hot sauce, it would fill us up but how do we all stay down wind from each other? welcome hodie good to have you aboard. possum- i know what you mean we are becoming the senior citizens we watched in our youth. asa- good point, any snow your way? the mayor says hey to goober.time to snooze, after that big cyber- meal, thanks. pappa

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30825: romeena- that's knee not need above. how is your fematilla doing? andy said what's that and opie said a bad leg. keep us posted on how your doing. anyone heard from afd, charlotte tucker, mary wiggins, mavis, mayberry deputy, sterling, dixie, and the others whose rockers are starting to squeak and leaves on the seat. please come home. your in our prayers. pappa bear

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30826: Lasanga HM , im in there , gosh been so bush gang teaching classes....going to gatlinburg the 17th of this month for a few days , miss sherry and I , lets all meet there , ha ha ,,Well its garden veggie plates for late night, fried okra,cream corn,squash,purple peas,and corn bread...got to teach a CPR class in the morning at 7:30...SPOT

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30827: bush gang?....man ..that should have read"gosh gang been so busy teaching classes"....sorry

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30828: Hey Hodi did not see ya there!!..welcome...signed: SPOT the cook of the porch ...God Bless All....got to get between the sheets...teaching the CRP classes at work is very rewarding but tough .....SPOT

October 10, 2005 - Msg 30829: MDC, I'm tempted to wait until TOM actually shows up on the porch. The arrangement he's anticipating is not directly under his control, so there's the possibility it could fall through. I think he'll be okay, but it ain't over 'til it's over, as they say.

I'm tired. Had planned to bathe the Plum tonight, but maybe we'll just make it a good comb-out and leave it at that. She's not actually dirty, I just wanted her fresh for me to come home to. I wore out every muscle in my body today. Did you every try to plant stuff while kneeling on ONE knee? The first few minutes are easy. The next hour or so is tiring, and the last hour is miserable. The job is done, however, and that lazy Mr. Wheeler never showed up at all. No wonder they call him "Goldbrick."

Have a great day tomorrow, friends, and thanks for your prayers and well wishes. I'm sure all will be well. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30830: Prayers for a successful surgery, Ro. May you have a swift and complete recovery as well. Thanks for passing on the news about Tom - glad things are looking up for him to some degree.

Went to Kansas over the weekend to my nephew's wedding - Weather was agreeable and it was a really lovely affair in the park.

Well, just wanted to check in. Thanks for all the APB's ya'll put out for me. How's about I spring for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel!


October 11, 2005 - Msg 30831: Cracker Barrel? Why I think I could do that AFD. Just don't let homemaker near the beans.

We have snow up in the mountains pappabear. So far the water year is off to a great start again.

So Mary Ann is 71? I saw her a few months ago on a TV land show and she still is looking pretty good. So is Barbara Eden. Well preserved!:)

Prayers once again for you today Romeena. Look to see you back here real soon like.

Sorry about your braves spot. There is always next year, right?

MDC,So you don't see any resemblence huh? Gosh, I think she is very Mother Spragueish. (lol) But then again I think I look a lot like Frank Sinatra so what do I know? (lol) (actually more Mel Gibsonish)

I'll be taking some soup over to Romeena's later to assist with her recovery. What you all bringing?


October 11, 2005 - Msg 30832: Good morning porchsters! Prayers out for Romeena during her surgery and recovery! Hope you're back real soon. Buy, the rain here has stopped any type of harvest. Still got some more peanuts to get in,not many though. need the rain to get some moisture in this dry ground here. Now the wheat planting will go much better in Nov.! Maybe next year for th Braves!St. Louis really looks strong. It may be tough for anyone to beat them! Got to pay more bills today and get cought up with some indoor cleaning too! Rock easy and I'll be back! Quiet Sam!

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30833: You all are just too kind. Somebody bring some cornbread, okay? And some carrots for the Plum, I didn't get to go to the store yesterday. She has one bag, will mow through those in no time.

OK, off to the shower for me, my friend Eloise will be here around ten, and then we're off to the hospital. See you later!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30834: Best wishes Ro - you be a good patient to those nurses! We will pray for you -

I am hoping Tom will return soon. His poems are much needed on the porch.

Asa - you are so funny you should be twins!


October 11, 2005 - Msg 30835: Prayers for Ro. I know the Lord will be with her every minute.

"Hey" to Hodie! Welcome...I love the name choice.

Been a very busy weekend and Monday, for sure.

Asa, why do you want to hurt me? Every fall its the same thing...talk of frost and snow in the mountains....sniff. Its hot and muggy here (again).

MDC, yes, its my son Sean that you have prayed for. In most ways he is doing very well. Some weeks are tougher than others. He is coming along well in the Christian school we put him in last spring but the Tourette symptoms have gotten worse since end of summer. Its hard and sometimes humiliating for him, as one can imagine, not being able to control certain bodily movements and such. He has gained a significant amount of weight due tp the Paxil he takes and that is hard for him. I would like to confide in my porch friends to pray for his most current problem...sorry if this gets a bit long...Sean also has a form of Obssesive Compulsive Disorder and he feels like he, "has" to do certain things to make himself feel "right". Anyway, this can be very humiliating for him and he had to confide in his teacher yesterday and for a 10 year old boy, that was tough. She took him aside in private and she listened as he tearfully told her about his problem and this dear, sweet teacher told him, "Its ok Sean. I understand. You can tell me anything. I love you". And her simple, but wonderful response just made everything ok for Sean. He knew he had a safe place to fall with his teacher. He told me later, "Mom, she is the sweetest teacher in the world". I just broke down and cried...for Sean and what he has to deal with daily, and for God's provision in such a kind teacher. I am so proud of my brave young son. He keeps going back to school each day without compaining even though its so hard sometimes. I know I couldn't have done it at his age. Thanks for listening.

Well, better set about the chores of the day. Love to all,


October 11, 2005 - Msg 30836: I just read over my above post and it sounded so sad that I wanted to also tell all of you (my friends) that my heart sometimes hurts for my son but mostly it really rejoices because I know that he belongs to God and I have an assurance that God has a plan and calling for his life. I think about how what he is going through is cultivating patience, understanding and a compassion for others that God will use to glorify Himself. He is already a very kind little boy and I am so thankful for the character God is forming in Sean. So...just wanted you to know we will be A-OK..even when things get tough. Thanks!


October 11, 2005 - Msg 30837: Pappa, I think that's the "abdula-ablagata" haha

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30838: Boo- That is great news! Keep laying hand on that boy and our dear Lord will be with you both thru it all! His healing power knows no boundries!
Glad you are getting to stop by more!
SPOt, maybe you're just "bushed", ha!
AFD- good to see ya. Crackerbarel great, but I can never get past the little "store" without picking up a classic CD or two. Can i put that on the bill too? haha
Quiet sam, hope all goes well with the harvest and the planting! Maybe you could lend Ro a hand. ha
HM- keep up the good work with the school kids.
Where's DIX been, them kids must really be tuckering her out!
Have a good day, here's a little oil for them squeaky rockers!

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30839: Oh yes, my quote of the day:
"...and I'll tell you another thing MISTER Jackson, the people of this town aint got no better friend than Andy Taylor!"

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30840: O K I BEN AWAY FOR SOMETIME. SO WHO BEN USEDING ME CHAIR? you all no who this is? I would like to thank someone that new win I was down at time becaues she was right on time what a litle lett of hope. RO. thank for the call saturdaynight to . YOUR LOVING FRIEND TOM.

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30841: Hi Porchsters. Thought I'd better check in. I see pappa bear's been on the lookout for me. You can call off them APBs. I've just been busy as usual. What makes a body so busy? It's just a shame, just a shame to be so busy. Maybe I should change my name from Tucker--I'm beginning to act too much like Malcolm! Glad to hear Tom will be getting back online. How we've missed him here! I, too, have been enjoying your journals, Ro. And by the way, I will be sending you contracts for the article and pictures you sent for me to publish. Ro--the author. Great to see all who are here keeping the rockers rocking! I heard Don Adams passed away. My daughter was sad--she went through a Get Smart phase a few years back. WOULD YOU BELIEVE... she had every episode taped and about wore them out?
Charlotte Tucker

October 11, 2005 - Msg 30842: Hi Charlotte, that is great that she got them taped. I have not seen Get Smart out on dvd yet, have you or anybody?
I am really "tuckered" out myself tonight, so yaall have a good evening.

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30843: Well gang...sorry I have not been here but been fishing so much and having some luck with the stripe bass....going to carters lake in N.Ga. in the morning with my little boat ...wish me luck...prayers to all in need and God Bless...signed: Spot

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30844: i just had an idea... next week what do you think about having a porch quote- a- thon? we would search the archives and a post that touched you either supportive, funny, inspirationaly, etc. RELIVE THE PORCH WEEK? TOM- so great to have you back on your rocking chair, we have missed you terribly. spot- been to fish on carter lake when i spent a couple of months at ft. gorden, ga. also got to see arnold palmer play the masters there. i loved carters lake. charlotte tucker- great seeing you again, we have been missing you so much. goober and i have been trying to hold this end of the porch up but without you it sagges badly. roomena- pray your feeling better and everything is going well, now you take that shot from the county nurse so you'll feel better. mdc--- thanks for straightening me out on the body part, i knew it was called something besides rust. hope you got a good nights rest. boo- great to see you again sure missed your post. my prayers continue for sean, you and the family. quiet sam- i know your busy and i was glad to see you during harvest time. talk about paying bills brings me back to a varation on a barney classic;; pay all my bills and what do i get? i'll tell you heartaches is what i get. homemaker-- have you got you goats place ready for winters visit? let me know what you think about the porch- a- thon. each person on the porch has made such an impact . BY NOT QUOTING ANYONE BY NAME, JUST THE QUOTES. irishster- that 5 beans nd cornbread sounds great, something will have to give but i love your cooking. prayers for everyone. pappa

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30845: Good morning,Porchsters!
Ro, hope you're feeling okay this morning! I know all went well yesterday with your surgery what with all the prayers from the porch.
Let me know when you need some help with your planting!
Boo, I'll certainly put your son in my prayers; my son has ADD and with the help of Adderal he graduated from Clemson this past May and has a great job with Pennington Seed Co. selling turfgrass seed! Prayers have really got him thru a lot of disappointments and thru his low self-esteem that he had in school!
I've only been here a short while so I look forward to your poems Tom!
Time to get back to rocking so ya'll rock'em easy ya hear! Quiet Sam.

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30846: Thanks for asking about the goats pappabear - we are getting them ready for winter - they really only need a little shelter, they are very hardy and adapt well to the elements. After last year's big snow storm, we thought we would find them all dead -all survived and we thanked God for his mercy.

That's great about your son Sam, my son has dyslexia and we struggle nightly with homework but as my dad says, this is the most important crop I'm gonna raise.

Good to see you Tom - we have missed you!


October 12, 2005 - Msg 30847: With all of the natural disasters - it has been easy to put our soldiers in the back of our minds - if you have a minute, please send a note to one of our heroes overseas.

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30848: So true homemaker. Your pretty bright for a goat farmer!:)
Hope all is well Romeena. Looks like Tom is back. If that is really you Tom, good to have you back buddy. And you're right. Romeena is a treasure!

Boo, thank you for those kind words. It's so nice to have you back regular like. Sorry about my snow and cold posts.:)

Mayor, I think thats a fine idea you have. Lets do it!

Quiet Sam, Sounds like you had a good crop this year. Just don't be peddeling your goods to close to town or Barney will be all over you!:)

Good to see you Charlotte. Gosh I wish Hazel, Salty Dog, Bulbsnatcher, Mrs. Wiley, Mavis, New Neighbor and some of the old timers would come back here. We got the rockers to swing it!


October 12, 2005 - Msg 30849: Pappa, do I understand you right, we look thru the archives, find a porch quote that touched us, not necessarily a tags quote, and re-post it for all to read again? Maybe it's that simple, but I'm just "trying" to complcate it! ha
Good morning honeys and dear!

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30850: "dearS" geesh

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30851: Hey Ro! How'd everything go?
You are right up there with our Suns player, Amare Stoudamire...he had his knee redone yesterday too!
TOM- good to see you back on line, as Ro said this is BIG! Thanks for the letter you wrote to me. I am glad you got mine. Hang in there my friend.
Where's MAYBERRY DEPuty been. His new wife must be tryin to be warden Bee! haha
Well, as barney would say, "a wink is as good as a nod to a blind mule", so yall have a good day.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30852: to clarify my morning post, if you all wabt to- next week look back thru the archieves and pick out a memory that uplifted you or made you laugh when you needed to, or just touched you. no names just the quote this eliminates anyone feeling left out,. it would be like a mayberry porch a- thon our first ever. what do you think? mdc- don't tell me your an nba fan, too. i cut my teeth on it and at thaty time we were like kentucky is about it. i like the pacers and jazz there low key do the job and go home. tonight i plan on watching the bulls and grizzilies. asa= thanks for adding to the list of long time no see rockers, i;ll add ky girl. homemaker- thanks for reminding us about our troops, sometimes it's either ole age or we lose our lists and it helps.quiet sam - be careful and don't rock on the old cats tail. what's for supper? pappa bear

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30853: How bout it Spot? What's for supper? Me and Pappa Bear are getting hungry!!! I can smell grill agoing now!! Smells great,what's cooking?
Quiet Sam!

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30854: Yeah

October 12, 2005 - Msg 30855: Hey, you guys are really somthin' special! How can I thank you enough for your prayers and warm words of encouragement? Sam, hearing about your son warmed my heart. I'm so glad he is doing well for himself. I'll bet he's a man of character that you can be proud of.

Homemaker, wanted to tell you that I woke up the other morning and my black Lab was having fits in the back yard. Turns out that our neighbor behind us aquired 2 cute little Pygmie (sp?) goats and they were right up to the fence staring at the dog! He also brought home a pot-bellied mama pig and her pot-bellied baby. They now wander into our front yard every morning and dig up the yard with their snouts...looking for grubs, I guess. Anyway I thought of you when I saw the goats...they are of a much smaller variety than your goats, I realize, but they sure are cute....and the dog FINALLY stopped barking after about 3 days.

Pappa, I understand your instructions but I'm not sure how it will work if we don't tell who the quote was from...might get confusing in the telling....just a thought.

Asa, Honey Bear, you can talk about the cold and snow all you want, you hear? I have worked through my grief and finally come to a place of acceptance....at least I think I have. I just have to learn not to covet my neighbor's weather.
By the way, do you really look, "Mel Gibson-ish" because Mel is sure a "purty man"!

Ro, if you are reading this, I sure hope you are feeling better and not in pain. God bless you as you recover.

Hey Hodie, where are ya?

Goodnight, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite,


October 12, 2005 - Msg 30856: OK Pappa, I am going to give an example of the Porch Quote-A-Thon.....back in May of 2004 someone whose name starts with an "A" and who likes to talk about cold weather said,..."Some days you're the hydrant and some days you're the dog". Heehee, anyone remember that one?


October 13, 2005 - Msg 30857: good morning captain- good morning porning porch... boo- another good one. here's one== but chicken wire is a more friendly kind of fence. let's go down to check point chickie, what do you say? posted in 2001. one of the points is to see how the porch has evolved into todays type of porch postings, also to relive good timeless memories. by putting posted in and year it doesn't single anyone's post out over anothers. boo- sounds like your neighbors is starting a farm like fred ziffles on your place. ha. breakfast at three locations this morning, cracker barrel, i- hop, and waffle house. have a great day and i pray that romeena checks in with us to know she's ok, we miss you dear. pappa bear

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30858: in the above post please scratch the word porning from first line. how embarrasking. pappa bear

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30859: Believe it or not Boo - we started out with pygmy goats (many years ago). And Asa - I accept your compliment, I think!!

Take care everyone!!


October 13, 2005 - Msg 30860: Prayers for ROMEENA!!

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30861: frist thing to do is cleans my rocking chais and add a new pad in it.
now down to work ,
1) Think you RO for keeping a look out for me and your friend who told you that i was o k .
2)M D C where are you in W V are by NUTTERFORT
becaues is wair I m now.
3) Mr.Darlin's Cuz you wlcome and you can send me lettlr all the time.
4) The post back in (30345 30333) are not my becaues I was not online , and for the one who used me name you had no right to do sold .
No one have the right to come here and used someone name befor asking to .
so I m mad at you for it and you can come back and say you are sorry for it?

SO WHEN i looked at those flowers,
I was looking at God,
For they bloomed in His sun
and grew in his so.
And each lovely flower
was a voice from above,
that whispered a message
of kindnes and love.
For I feel in my heart,
and I know you do too,
that God speaks to us all
through that kind of things we do.
And when I looked at those flowers
I couldn't help but feel,
that they brought heaven nearer
and made God so Real.

Thank You TOM

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30862: Im here Gang...just been very busy since its gotten cooler here in ga , cleaned out my basement and got a load of stuff to haul off...prayers to all...gona read the mail..hey sam,tom,hm,mdc,boo,ro,pappa....and all...tonight its southern fried pork chops, [thick cut],fried green tomatoes,fried okra,field peas,sliced onions,milk gravy,bisquits,sweet tea and a tear from my roll of paper towels, and will someone bring some slaw?...signed:,B.SPOT the"fall cleaning" dog of your great porch..lights are on..going to gatlingburg tenn next week!

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30863: last mail from SPOT

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30864: tom= so great to have you home we sure have been missing you. thanks for the inspirational poem. don't worry about the interloper who tried to use your name, we saw right thru it. you see after several posts we almost know each others post without even signing them, that's family. spot- i'm doing the same thing, fall cleaning my bear den, almost makes you want winter to set in so we can ice fish. check out msg no. 30857, ignore the word porning in first line, bad fat paws of mine. supper sounds great, thanks. pappa bear, formerly pipeman tom.

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30865: TOM, as Barney would say "Whose been messing with my bulletin board!" ha
MDC and Mr Darlin's Cuz are one in the same bloke!
I just get lazy and use my initials sometimes.
I'll sure write you another letter. Glad you got 'em!
Busy day today...more later. Pappa, you're excused, sometimes them typos surprize us all!
Good day to all!
MDC (Mr Darlin's Cuz)

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30866: MDC ..Im right here ,been busy with work and the wifes Drs apt.s ..good to see Mark Martin win this past weekend ,this week the NASCAR boys are only 40 miles from me in Charlotte , Me and the wife ate at Cracker Barrel thing the other night ,its one my favorite places to eat . ROMEENA ..Great news about TOM
Everyone take care

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30867: Hey to the Porch!

Irishter is off to Germany in a few days. Hoping I can pop in from there to say hey.

"Sprechen da deutch?"

,font color = "green">-Irishter

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30868: Whoops - messed up the code somehow.

If I mess up this time I ain't gonna do it no more ;-\

- Irishter

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30869: Irisher, have a good visit, just dont get your picture took with an FBI agent, especially with the wrong code! hee
OK my new friends, think of this as a VISUAL Peter Piper episode with barney and otis.
Try to read the following:
"I cnat blveiee taht I aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I am rdanieg. Wtih the phaonmneal pweor of the hmaun mnid, it deons't mtaetr waht oredr the lteerts of the wrods are in. The olny iprmoatnt tnihg is taht the fsrit and lsat ltteer be in the rgiht pclae! Tihs is bcuseae the hmuan mnid deos not raed every lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlhoe! Azmanig huh!"
Our 'computers' are really something
Well, hope I didnt confuse you all, dont want any rockers falling over backwards!
Your friend,
Hodie Snitch

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30870: Great supper Spot! Love those fried green tomatoes. Don't stay away too long,for we'll get real hungry!!
What a super poem Tom! I'm sure gonna enjoy them as I'm new here to you.
Hope Ro is getting along good. She's probably on the strong stuff and not moving around too much!
Have a safe trip Irishter and watch out for them foreigners,remember you're not from around there!
Hodie,it is amazing how we can read such sentences,but with a little effort it can be done!
Ya'll pull for my Tigers on tv tonight at NC STAte!
Hope to get back in the field and get the last of the peanuts on Monday. Got a meeting on Sat for my trip to Miss. in Jan. to help out for 2 weeks!
Ya'll have a great evening and rock easy looking out for the animals's tails! Quiet Sam!

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30871: Evenin' Y'all! Welcome back Tom! Like Pappa Bear said,we could tell that it wasn't really you in those earlier posts.Some people just don't have anything better to do than pretend to be someone else-how sad. Anyway,I am glad to see you back on the Porch!
I'll bring the slaw,Spot! See y'all at supper!
possum under a rock

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30872: hi there,
sometime back i can recalled that dixibell was looking for a men did she git one?
ahd who was the gulfball hit that may hold in the flowre.
see the re tom no the right qut to asked and i will find the an in the pass becaues i no wair to look .
MDC so where are you from in wv waiting.
well it look like all the oldtimer are not posting that are the one that i no from time gong by. ha ha
Mary rocked the infant in her arms,
the sun of God with baby charms.
a small hand curling round her finger;
all through the years the memories linger.
she sat at dusk bybhis side
when a brilliant star shone heaven wide
above the manger where curled in sleep
she touches him- precious thoughts to keep.
blessed Mary, chosen by God-
you showed humanity the way
to love with the depth of a mother's love
the infant Jesus, born on christmas day.
my new way

October 13, 2005 - Msg 30873: Good evenin'..."No coffee, tea or punch, thank you".

Hodie Snitch, that was NEAT. Thanks for sharing it. We are ALL of an amazing mind, aren't we?

Good to aee you on the porch, TOM, and thank you for posting the poem. We enjoy it...."The quality of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven.."...or something like that according to Barney.

Why the trip to Germany, Irishter?? Just curious. I would like to make a journey there someday.

Pappa Bear, we all make embarrassing typos--I am often ashamed of my spelling. For a college grad, I'm not a very good speller. I don't let it bother me much because I know I am among friends here....of course I don't think I ever wrote anything like "porning". Heehee.

"Ro! Ro! Where are you??"

Better go. I'm beat to the sox and I hear my sister's voice in the other room. She must have dropped in with her Yankee husband for a visit. Bye!


October 13, 2005 - Msg 30874: I am a rotten typists, and here on the Porch it is clear for all to see. One misclick and blowee, its there for all to see ;-)

I am suprised Pappa's typo got on. Mr Censor has blocked some things I couldn't even figure out why.

I love the Porch, its just us folk, and that makes it kinda homey.

Off to Germany to visit the Mrs' brother-in-law stationed there. We found tickets for only $80 each round trip, so the WHOLE Irishter clan is going.


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30875: See how dumb we can look? The Mrs' bro-in-law would be my brother wouldn't it. Actually it is Mrs Irishter's brother, and my brother-in-law ;-)


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30876: Welcome home, Tom! Yer rocker's right where you left it!
Charlotte Tucker

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30877: Good to have you back with us Tom.
I'm getting a little worried about Romeena. I hope she is ok.
Breakfast this morning at Village Inn. MDC is buying.


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30878: donuts, o.j., coffe tea or spiked punch for breakfast. irishster- eine sprechen da deutch. guten tag- begates? tom what a great poem, thanks, great having you home with us, mayberry deputy- great to have you back, we've missed you- and you know how aunt bee fusses when your gone. boo- that was the white sox, right? ha. hodie snitch- otis was the only one that could read your post and get it right off,ha. quiet sam- how's your peanut yield this year compared to past years? asa- sorry about trying to steal your breakfast crod this am. let's eat at asa's then over to my place for brunch, fancy eh, just like they do in raliegh. tom- another great uplifting poem, thanks. mdc- seems like your area's getting a lot of news covering everythink from airplane bone yard to overcrowding. i say as long as opie doesn't put out a gossip paper we'll be ok. charlotte tucker- there predicting another dry winter for our end of the porch. dry with higher utility rates, oh well one out of two will be 50%. possum-your slaw was awesome last night, thanks.. pappa bear

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30879: remember monday starts our week long poch-a- thon. posted 2003;;; barney; i did my part to defeat the dreaded hun; this corporal and i were responsible for over 3,000 books in the px in the library on staton island, but i'd rather not talk about it. pick out any post from the archieves that made you laugh, uplifted you, gave you a warm feeling, comforted you, or whatever you choose. it'll be like seeing what has changed over the years and how they have stayed the same. watched the color episode last night where andy and howaed's old girlfriend came back to mayberry. i noticed for thr first time that the court house was mint green, andy's living room was mint green and even the cabin in the woods had mint green in it.i know maybe mint green paint was on sale. point no matter how long we watch episodes we seem to always find something new in them. have a great weekend everyone. pappa bear

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30880: wouldn't it be great next week if floyd would pick out a few of his favorites to share with us? thanks for all you do to keep our porch up and so folks from all over can support, laugh, uplift one another, unload our troubling thought with and just to eat and rockin easy together. pappa

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30881: Pappa, ya better watch it, your head and a leg-o-lamb may have a date next week! haha After all, them archives hold some classified information dont they?, ha again!
The boarding school I attended in early 60's was mostly two tone green inside, musta been the color of the decade!
ASA, my credit is no good at Village Inn after i put that finger in the chili, ha, so now they got me doing didhes all morning!
ROMEENA- you doing ok girl???
BOO, could you call her and see how she's a doin'?
Good to see Charlotte, possum, hodie, irishster etc.
Racing at Charlotte NC, maybe Andy will be there with MD ans Elizabeth crowley!! Varoooooom!
Gonna see the 'gonerver.'
Question not porch related: What city did Dick Clark's Bandstand show broadcast from? I say Philly but a friend says New York??!! Aint I right?
Thanks, and g'day!

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30882: American Bandstand was a Philly tradition :-)


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30883: mdc- irishter is right it's philly and they announced it at the start of bandstand. does apb mean another pappa bear? is that leg of lamb cooked or raw? your friend may be thinking the broadcast company that aired itwas from new york. irishter- what part of germany do you visit? what's for supper and where? pappa bear

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30884: Thanks gang, I KNEW I was right!
I saw some clips of it on that program American Dreams. Used to watch it as a lad! "Good beat and easy to dance to" haha
Ok, here's a "little" moulage: A school district here in the Phx area came out with new rules this year:
All kids MUST wear a hat outside, the ONLY way to play 'tag' is to 'power walk', no running while playing, all teeter-totters were removed, and any games involving a ball for grade 1 to 6 are with a wiffleball or yarn ball only! Can you belive it? Parents are up in arms, and things are really heating up over this whole thing! To keep it porch-related, could you imagine what Andy would do if Helen Crump were to say that Opie's class had to follow such??? It's a crazy PC world folks!
Pappa, could you imagine such when we were kids?
Well, have a good weekend. Asa, I finally got all the dishes done. ha. Prayers continue for all you fine folks, your families, our soldiers, soldier Kevin, Tom, Ro, leaders, and the world!
Mr Darlin's Cuz

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30885: Almost hard to believe all of those schoolyard rules. But, this ain't Mayberry. They'd have a slick lawyer like Neal Bently from Mt Pilot filing a lawsuite.

Flying into Frankfurt Pappa. My brother-in-law is stationed someplace close to Luxumbourg


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30886: Hi, everybody. I feel like I have a touch of a virus or something today (not a computer one but a real one). I wanted to check in and see if Ro had posted today. I am starting to get a little anxious to hear from her too, Asa. I emailed her last night and it came back undelivered so I am trying to send it again. I have to recheck the email address. I don't have her phone number but tried information and got nowhere with that. I met her two daughters who live in Frdericksburg but I don't remember their last names or I would call them just to check on her. Oh well, I'm sure she's fine. She is probably just not feeling up to sitting on the porch yet.

Have a safe trip, Irishter, and you don't sound so dumb...your wife's brother-in-law could also be her sister's husband and not your brother, right? Boy, how confusing is that?

I haven't thought of American Bandstand in ages. It used to be the only thing to watch on Saturday. I can remember my dad torturing us with The Lawrence Welk Show. I still get a sinking feeling when I even think about it. Talk about gross--no offense to any of you who like the show.

Here's a new topic of conversation: What year did you graduate (or leave school, if you didn't) and what TV shows, music and movies were popular that year? I'll go first for the sake of example, that is if I can remember that far back....The year was 1980 and My Sherona was a no. 1 hit, Billy Joel, Kiss, Cheap Trick,the Eagles, and Queen, were popular. I was watching Dallas, The Walton's, Little House on The Prarie and All in The Family, Mash, and Good Times. Movies I remember from that year are All That Jazz, Friday the 13th and I think The Amityville Horror...saw them all at the Drive-In. Ok...that's it for me.

Think I'll take a rest. Hubby took the kids out for awhile so I could rest. Better take advantage of the time. Bye.


October 14, 2005 - Msg 30887: I hate to cause controversy on the porch, but I'm the original Hodie Snitch. I date back to Frank's porch circa 1995. I don't post much anymore but I do read from time to time. I hate to lose my handle to someone else, but I guess that's what happens when you don't show your face every now and again.

Oh by the way, howdy everyone. Lotsa luck to you and yours.

(the original)

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30888: i wonder what you think about seeing if floyd would approve a name before it was officaly taken, not being unfriendly however over the past year or to someone comes aboard and everyone says ok then the original person comes back. i hope this doesn't start a moulage or offends anyone cause we love each person and look forward to new folks. it happened to me when i used rafe holister and about two months later heshowed up, we worked it out quickly and i dropped the name, i hope this makes sense- with so many wonderful new folks and long ago posters which we cherish maybe someone has an idea to avoid confusion. pappa

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30889: Howdy, everyone! Thanks so much for all the concern, the prayers and good wishes from each of you. I'm home, actually came home Tuesday night, but wasn't able to sit at the computer. Leg is in a hip-to-ankle brace, not particularly comfortable to try to sit with it on. Walking with crutches or a walker, toe-touch on the affected leg only, no weight bearing. Using a motion machine 12 hours a day, and must be lying down for that. It keeps my knee from stiffening up. Since I'm totally unable to take anything that remotely resembles a narcotic, or codeine or anything like it, I'm making do with Tylenol and Advil. The pain is manageable, not as bad as one would expect. I'll be up and running in no time, I'm sure.

Good to see TOM back on the porch. #30840 and 30861 are his, not too sure about 30872.

To the two Hodie's, I'll bet you all can work that out. To the original, may I suggest you quit being such a stranger?? We've missed you! To the newest version, how about being Grovely Barch? (I think that was the name.) I don't recall ever having a Grovely before.

Well, I need to go rustle up something to eat, and fall into my chair and take some more Tylenol. Have a great weekend, everyone, and thanks again for your concern. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 14, 2005 - Msg 30890: I'll call myself "The Man Without a Nane" and maybe if I become a regular you porchsters can name me. I have followed your exchanges for a while now, have communicated with one of your group and met another on his Front Porch. I am impressed with the group and with your love and caring feelings you have for one another, especially your concern when one of your group was not able to be in contact..sounds like a good place to be, the Front Porch...something we seem to have forgotten that we all need...I'll be a mystery guest for a while and maybe soon be a regular ..Glad the surgery is behind you,,,mend quickly..God Bless and keep smiling