October 19, 2005 - Msg 30989: Boo, I'm honored that you used a couple of my quotes. It's nice to see you around lately! We missed you, we surely did. I, too, miss alot of the old porchsters; but, on the other hand, we have a lot of new youngin's who have become a part of the porch too, and they are also a part of what makes this porch a nice place to be.
- Hazel

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30990: Good heavens, I swept!
- Hazel

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30991: Thanks Hazel! I have always had a great appreciation for your quick wit.

Hope you are all enjoying a nice, fall evening. Supposed to be in the 90's here tommorrow...I am beginning to sound like a broken record.

I had an interesting day today...the 2 pygmy goats I mentioned last week that belong to the neighbors were roaming the street today and eating the neighbor's flowers. I had to laugh. Wish ya'll could have seen them...looked like 2 mischevious little kids (he--pun intended). Two different sets of neighbors were out shouting and shooing them out of their flowerbeds (one was a stuffy, unfriendly preacher and I had to laugh). I went outside with some Cheeze Nips and those two goats went bananas. I sat down in a chair and they literally clinbed onto my lap to get the Ceeze Nips. It was wonderful! I noticed that they are both girls and one appears to be very pregnant. Seems like our place always ends up being a lost and found (especially for pregnant animals).

Ok, here's my quote: "Let it go, Boo. Let it go. (I'm talking about Vicks, in case you're wondering)".--March, 2003


PS--Asa, you are still the Vicks in my nostrils.

October 19, 2005 - Msg 30992: evenin porch,so good to read the posts and see newcomers and old friends posting.Welcome Fred Goss!Romeena,hope you get feeling better soon,I know how badly you want to get outside and get in the dirt.If I can't get outside and do what I like I get claustrophobic,have to open the doors and windows or something!MDC,I love reading boys life,especially the older copies.One of my favorite pastimes is hiking,and they always have good articles.My washing machine quit working this week,so,my mother still had the wringer washer she used when I was growing up,she hadn't used it in years,just kept it in her basement.I have brought it to my house and I'm using it and my daughters are helping me,and,it's bringing back great memories.The difference is ,when mine are done washing I throw them in the dryer.Mom didn't have that luxury,we went to the clothesline!My son made it home from Fort jackson.He had a suprise for us all,he got engaged to a girl he had been dating who is also in the army.They are planning a April wedding at her family home in Colorado.Well,I hear we are having a get together at the lake,sounds like fun.I can bring some marshmallows,chocolate and graham crackers for smores.Since my little ones have been off from school for a month because of a teachers strike,we have done all kinds of arts and crafts.So,I've learned how to make newspaper logs that burn different color flames and lots of nature crafts if any body is interested!Ha HA!Well,better close for now,sorry I'm talking so much tonight,just haven't had a chance to sit in my rocker and visit for awhile.Good night and God Bless-ky girl

October 20, 2005 - Msg 30993: Thanks for dusting Hazel.


October 20, 2005 - Msg 30994: Boo, you really mean that? I'm honered! :)


October 20, 2005 - Msg 30995: Ky girl. I love smores! I even like saying it. SMORES! :)


October 20, 2005 - Msg 30996: great sweeper your are hazel, great seeing you on the porch. we're having a great week tripping down memory archives lane. still 3 days to go. boo- i'll bet that was a sight to see right out of the three stooges or the keystone cops. i had to laugh as i could see everyone going crazy and you sitting on the porch laughing. ky girl- congrats on your sons engagement, i hope you tell him even if he out ranks her in the army she is the commander when he gets home. ha. asa- will you share your smores with us?, please, please. goober- what a difference a day makes, 71 degrees yesterday, today raining and in the 50's. do we want a regular hayride or a haunted hayride? wake up mdc. the white sox are getting publicity now but there still the rodney dangerfield of baseball. there merchandise still not moving well. i predict houston will win the seris because they can come at you in so many ways. go sox- prove me wrong. QUOTE FROM LAST NIGHT; ANDY; YEAH BOY MY PIGGY BANK SURE BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. I REMEMBER PUTTING MY FIRST DOLLAR IN IT. YEAH IT WAS FOR THE WILDCAT I CAUGHT, BUT YOU WOULDN'T BE INTERESTED. OPIE- TRYING TO DO HOMEWORK, YES PAW. I LOVED WHEN AUNT BEA TOLD HOW SICKLY THE WILDCAT. so much for an ego. just one of those quotes that doesn't come up often. breakfast at cracker barrel or macdonalds if your in a hurry. ha. pappa

October 20, 2005 - Msg 30997: just saw in the paper where amy carter turned 38, wow don;t that make it seem the world is flying past? like gilley speed, speed, speed. have a mayberry kind of day. pappa bear

October 20, 2005 - Msg 30998: No way! Amy Carter is 38! Hard to believe.

Of course I really mean that, Asa.

Hey ky girl, congratualtions on your son's engagement. I would be interested in how to make newspaper logs that burn different colors. Not to burn inside, of course...rarely ever cold enough here...but for burning outside in the chiminea (do ya'll have those where you are? Being so close to Mexico, they are the thing around here).

Well here's another quote that made me laugh: "Jelsik walk with me. Jelsik talk with me. Jelsik give me your email address, I lost it".--Dec, 2003


October 20, 2005 - Msg 30999: Lots of chit chat. I love chit chat!
from somewhere deep in the archives. . .

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31000: Back home now, had a great time in tenn...gona read the archives..hope yall have eat well, tonight its home made veg soup....SPOT

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October 20, 2005 - Msg 31010: Somebody help. I really messed up someting. Sorry!

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October 20, 2005 - Msg 31013: ok,that was me ky girl at msg31012,maybe it is fixed now.I don't know if thats any help,spot were you the one having trouble posting?I just clicked on and saw those empty msgs and thought I'd see if I had any trouble posting.Pappa Bear ,she outranks him in the army and after april,in the house too!I think he better just learn to say yes ma'm all the time!Boo,we have those outside chimneas hers too.I'm going to grab the book that has the instructions for the differnt colored flame logs then I'll post it to you.I want to make sure I get all the directions right.Asa,Ill bring plenty of smores ingredients,I love saying about as much as I love eating it!Gotta close,be back in a little bit-ky girl

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31014: sorry,that was supposed to say"chimneas here too"!has slim posted lately and I just missed it?I didn't think I'd seen any posts from her for awhile.-ky girl

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October 20, 2005 - Msg 31017: There you go KY Girl...just a small glitch. Hope ya'll are having a good mayberry day!


October 20, 2005 - Msg 31018: Looks like the cremshaw party is shaping up good!
I'm practicing droppin' the baseball down the stairway! ha
I got the Darlin' Boys booked! Will start with Sour (brautin)Mountain! haha
Fred Goss should have plenty of business after this shindig!
Any one see the Mamas and the Papas special on PBS over the weekend. It was very good. I FINALLY figured out what Creque Alley was all about!
Now that it's in the archives: Oct 14, 2005 "Wow I swept for the first time! spot"
Hazel- you may make it too soon, HA!
Pappa bear, Those were some cute thing you brought up. How many priceless baseball cards became "spoke motors?" haha
We used to get a "comic-like" thing in school called "Our Weekly Reader". We also used to listen to the "Standard Oil Company School Broadcast" over the intercom each week. Remember that? Marble was my best tho. I had two shoebows full of marbles. One time in 6th grade, a girl game me her rollerskate key....wow, that was like, the coolest! another ha.
Dec 2003- "off goes the ski-fitted brown truck to bring toys to all good girls and boys."
PRAYERS continue for all your families, soldiers, leaders, anyone in Wilma's path, and all you fine porchsters.
ANDY: (to Bailey's bad boy after finding celery in his back seat) "Now all ya gotta do is sideswipe a salt truck and you'll be all set!" (:

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31019: Was not me ky, but boy-o-boy have I ever had trouble with getting hung up on the bolds..thanks Goober...veggie soup is gooood....yall come by tomorow and get yer self a bowl fer lunch...want have to go to the snappy....prayers to all. hey Boo,pappa,asa,hazel,ro,possum,mdc,/tenn trip was great for miss sherry and i but glad yo be back on the porch.....signed"SPOT the "gona eat some veggie soup" dog of your porch ...lights are on!

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31020: From Jan. 2004 (Two good ones!)
" I just got done watching the evening news and at
the risk of offending someone I need to ask, what is wrong with Howard Dean? There's something not right about that guy."

"And just remember "one good roll" usually gets all the covers!"

Brought to you by possum under a rock ( I didn't say those quotes originally,by the way-credit goes to two other Porchsters!)

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31021: Hey to the porch...from November of '01'

That's gotta smart, trippin' down the side of a mountain thataway. YOUCH


October 20, 2005 - Msg 31022: So far this week I've had 3 Mondays ,so maybe it's Friday-a quote from a 2001 post.Also want to add one of my favorite TAGS lines-Andy to Barney{after Barney criticizes the way Andy handled a situation with Opie}You been reading the magazine section of the Sunday paper again?Barney replies,Well Andy,have you ever known the magazine section of the Sunday paper to lie?-ky girl

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31023: boo,here is the directions for the colored flames:you will need-1 and one half pounds of rock salt,one half gallon of water,2 pounds of one of the following chemicals:calcium chloride;orange flame,potassium chloride;purple,copper chloride;blue,strontium nitrate;red,copper sulphate;emerald green,or,lithium chloride;carmine.you will also need;a small plastic tub,or dishpan,stacks of old newspapers,pine cones or woodchips,and heavy string.Mix salt,water,and one of the chemicals in the plastic tub.fold several sheets of newspaper in half and roll into compact logs.tie logs securely with heavy string,but,not too tightly,because they will swell when they soak.soak the logs in chemical solution for 3 weeks.turn them frequently.remove logs from solution and dry completely before burning,this can take up to a week ,depending on how damp the air is.Don't cook anything over the flames ,they are just for burning.-ky girl

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31024: Here is one moreBoo,with ingredients that are alot easier to find.This makes a crystal garden.A few pieces of coal or a few rocks,a shallow bowl,6tblsp.of salt,6 tbsp.of bluing,6 tblsp.of water,1 tbsp.of ammonia,a few drops of food coloring;put coal or rocks in the bottom of the bowl.combine salt,bluing,water,and ammonia in a small bowl and mix well.pour mixture over coal or rocks.add a few drops of different food colorings over rocks.Let stand a few hours.Crytals will begin to form,and continue to form for a couple of days.Ok,thats enough of my talking for tonight,sorry if I bored anybody,I just like to share what I've learned,so,if you get a rainy day where the kids are saying they need something to do,these might come in handy.-ky girl

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31025: Hey, thanks, ky girl. I appreciate it. Where would I get the chemicals you mentioned (hope that's not a stupid question)?

I'm ready for the party, too, MDC. Should be lots of fun.

I am tired and another full day tommorrow. Hubby and I went to a good concert tonight by Mark Schwartz. He's the Christian singer/songwriter that does the song about the son who goes off to war and his mom writes him everyday. I think its called Letters From War. Anyway, we sure enjoyed it.

Ya'll have a great night,

October 20, 2005 - Msg 31026: Here's my quote from September, 2002: "Hope ya'll have a great day and bugs and prayers for all who need them". hahahaha---I just have to tell you that was from Asa!


October 20, 2005 - Msg 31027: "Wally says he's a bald-headed Mexican" (referring to a Mexican Hairless dog)--October, 2003

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31028: Bugs and prayers? I must have been celebrating that day! LOL
We made it to Friday! I'd say that calls for a celebration. I've a few Mondays this week myself ky girl.
Guess what? I'm bringing my ball of tin foil to the party! Yep, you all get to see the work of beauty. Try and contain yourself now.


October 21, 2005 - Msg 31029: Hey goober,ky,asa,boo,ro,mdc and all others...here at work now, gona put a pork butt on the smoker this afternoon for bbq, yall come on over bring yer stringers...dance a little,mdc you got any squeezins?...possum get out from under that rock..will someone bring some slaw and I will have baked beans with bacon also...signedSPOT the"gona get the banjo out" dog of your porch...lights are on

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31030: Asa, that ball of tinfoil must be the size of a house by now - purdy! Hey to the porch!!

~ Mrs. Wiley

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31031: We can use KyGirls colored logs and Asa tin foil ball and we can have our own homemade disco ball. . out on Meyers Lake. NOW that's a party!!


October 21, 2005 - Msg 31032: MRS WILEY!! Wow, good to hear from you. I've been praying so hard for ya that my knees have bunions! ha But really glad youre back with us!
NOw we need to hear from REV JR!!
SPOT- the dinner sounds good, just got me a fresh batch of squeezins! Jubal really done himself proud.
Boo, sounds like the concert was great. My wife and I saw John Michael Talbot once a few years ago. Dont hear much of him anymore however.
ASA- do you have a tinfoil roll for reals? How big?
KY girl, hope today IS a Friday for ya. Must be tuff with the teachers out. Any sign of it ending soon?
Hey to Goober, Possum, TOM, Ro and the rest of u porchsters.
RACING this weekend at Martinsville, and World Series to start.
More prayers that Wilma will get cut off at the pass or lose speed.
Take care,
Mr Darlin's Cuz

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31033: Hey, any of you porchsters had any RED HOT Roasted Peanuts! You can even have em boiled too! I'll bring some along for the party! Hey MDC you might have to bring another batch of squeezins for them. Sounds like a real HOT party, country style,pick-um-up trucks and all!! Headed to Clemson for a football game today. Will get back in the rocker Monday! Ya'll take care now ya hear!! Quiet Sam!

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31034: well the weekend is upon us. i hope the red sox wins the series but hoyston is one tough team. watch and see if texas wears white sox that means secretly they hope the sox wins. ha. ky girl is that mixture for eating, blowing up things or make things look enchanting? ha. quiet sam i always loved them hot southern peanuts. mdc- looking forward to spots meal tonight but you might bring and extra jug for it gets chilli (not the kind you eat) on the midwest porch. mrs wiley- we've been praying our hearts out for you. we miss you. romeena- a truck load of baby carrots is on the way to plum. LAST NIGHTS MAYBERRY WAS WHERE GOOBER GAVE AWAY 200 DOLLARS IN PRIZES. ANDY, AUNT BEA, GOOBER, OPIE, FLOYD WERE THE ONLY ONES IN IT. question? how many episodes were there that had no deputy and how many had 5 or less regulars in them? from the news you might have missed department;;; spaced out.. modern education+ the criminal mind -= an omah, neb; man, pulling his car off the streetso it's occupants could use some of the methamphetamines they were carring, decided to park in front of a police headquarters, in a handicap parking place. have a great weekend everyone. pappa

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31035: that'shoping the white sox wins. above. amazing two years in a row red sox now white sox looks like socks are fashionable again. ha. pappa

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31036: I declare, all you folks out runnin' here and there, while I sit hitched to these crutches and can't even get out in my own back yard! It's enough to make a person grouchy! I see the doc next Wednesday, sure do hope he'll free me up to walk without these two sticks. I'm just about darned tired of the things. Will somebody come by and pick me up and get me to the start of the hayride? Or better yet, just see if Dollie would mind pulling the wagon by my house! The Plum has promised not to bark at her. I might need a couple of you strong fellers to help me up into the wagon, but I'll be fine from then on. Oh, I'll bring the slaw. And Quiet Sam, I'd sure admire to have some of those boiled peanuts. They're just extry good! Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31037: Ro- you know what they say about doctors and nurses---they dont make for good patients! haha
You gotta have patien(ce)! Hang in there! I'm sure that sugarplum likes to walk in between them between strides! haha
PAPPA- My dad, as he gets older (87 now) is telling me more things. Last night we were watching a tape of the ep where barney is cooking in his room, and he shows Andy his bound detective magazines, and my dad elbows me and says, "so where did you keep your girlie detective magazines at home?" (meaning the home where I grew up and where he was the head of the household) And without thinking I said,
"under the big old atlas in the back room." And he smiles and says, "I know."
Hope you all have a good weekend. Quiet sam dont work too hard, Homemaker, keep the goats in line.
White sox, red sox, whatever, teehee!

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31038: Cute story about you & your dad, MDC. Mamas and Daddys always had a way of finding out things,didn't they?
Romeena,you just hold on-you ain't gonna miss a thing. I've arranged for Big Jeff Pruit to stop by and tote you over to the party. Couldn't let you miss out on Asa's tinfoil ball and Boo's flaming colored logs!
Good to see Mrs. Wiley back on the Porch! Now we need Rev. Jr. to check in. Sure hope he hasn't had a setback with his eye.
Well,I'm gonna go slick down so I'll be a pretty possum at the party tonight-see y'all there!
possum under a rock

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31039: I was gonna come give you a hoist Ro but it looks like possum has ya covered. Just as well. I can't carry my tin foil and you at the same time and you out rank my tin foil so it would have been left behind. And I'd hate that after getting everbody all keyed up for it. And I don't mean by out rank that you smell worse either. I bet you smell every bit as good as it does, heck, maybe even better!:)

Mrs. Wiley, I have been worrying about you something awful girl. So very good to see you again How ya feeling these days hon?

MDC, My ball of tin foil is legendary. I'm shocked you ain't heard about it.

Wish Mavis would show up for the party. That girl has a high roof to her mouth. (that means she can sing good)

Well better hit the shower and slap on the doo, but not to much.


October 21, 2005 - Msg 31040: Hey quite sam how is the farming?lets all have a snack....summer sausage and cheese and crackers...rc cola...im in the shop tonight building me a storage box for my life jackets from the boats...kept them in the [well the old ones now] in the barn but got eat up by critters...SPOT

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31041: Thanks, possum. I appreciate you setting me up with Jeff for transportation. And Asa, I know you'd have taken good care of me, but I'd sure hate to see that ball of tin foil left behind. Why, that's gonna be the high spot of the evening!

I see where Season 4 is about to be available. I'm ready! I think the Remshaw house is in that season, isn't it? One of my favorites!

Well, gotta go make sure the Plum has plenty of fresh water. That puppy sure does go through water in a hurry - processes it pretty fast, too! And yes, I've had her checked for diabetes. It runs in the family, you know. She's okay.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31042: Hi everybody,
Looks like a good porch -sittin' evenin'!
I am from near a very small town in New Mexico.
WHere about do you all spring from?
You dont have to say if you dont want to, I am just couriuos.
Well dont let the bed bugs bite.
Fred Goss
Andy:"Barney is about as subtle as a stuck pig!"
( when Barney and Thelma got Andy together with the skeetshooter woman!)

October 21, 2005 - Msg 31043: Hi porchsters. Oh, speaking of Fred Goss. I wonder if he's found any of them pictures of Myrna Loy in Asa's pockets lately? (along with that poker chip). Hope everyone is doing well. I'm just so busy I could spit. I don't know where I came up with that saying. If anyone is interested, our local paper did a piece on me in a women in business section. You can view it at www.journalpilot.com. Then click on the red button on the right marked Features. There you have it. The only real disappointment about the article is that it fails to mention my husband and calls my family--just my two kids. Makes me sound divorced but I'm not. Oh well, I didn't see it before it went to print so I couldn't proof it!
Charlotte Tucker

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31044: Evenin', Charlotte Tucker. Girl, you're just right pretty! We'd better make it clear that you DO have a husband, or these Mayberry fellers will be after you like flies after honey. They'll be showing off their eyelashes, and twitching their noses and flexing their muscles like all get-out!

Fred Goss, I'm from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Texas. Boo is from the south Texas coastal area. Rafe Hollister, who doesn't come around much anymore, is also from around Dallas. That about covers the Texans, so I'll let the others speak for themselves. By the way, if you find dog hairs on my dry cleaning stuff, just don't mention it. It offends the Plum, since she doesn't consider herself to be a (whisper)d-o-g at all.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Knee is aching, needs an ice pack. Or maybe I should soak it. Soak it a lot! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31045: "Ouch", hope you feel better soon, Ro.

MDC, you are the only person that seems to remember John Michael Talbot. He has been one of my very favorite performers since I was 19, when I discovered him. My first tape/album was Come To The Quiet and its still probably my favorite. I saw him in concert about 15 years ago and I have wondered what became of him. I never hear about him. When was it that you saw him? I have to saw that he was amazing in concert. Did you find him to be so?

I am plum tuckered out...really busy day, and very warm, too. It did cool off this evening and feels great outside right now. Think I'll turn in. Goodnight!


October 22, 2005 - Msg 31046: Whoops, I mean, "I have to SAY that he was amazing..."


October 22, 2005 - Msg 31047: Have to take a minute to say.............VICKS!

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31048: good morning folks, i pray everyone is fine. SOME DISTRUBING NEWS FROM OUR WESTERN FAN SITE;;; homeland security has quietly pulled another one you should be aware of--- 1. go to http; www. license, shorturl.com... enter your full name- city- state to see if your drivers license with ssn, picture comes up (talk about idenity theft a factor) click the box please remove. this will remove it from public viewing not the police. sure hated to start the morning off with this kind of post but as mayor i must warn the citizens of our fair porch... HASN'T THIS WEEKS TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE BEEN GREAT? charlotte tucher- great to have you back, we;ve all missed you greatly. pappa (your mayor ) bear p.s. go sox, have a great weekend eeryone. pappa

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31049: pappa, thanks for putting us onto this. I checked it out, and was really surprised by what I saw. Kinda scary, isn't it?

Boo, do you reckon it would do any good to rub some Vicks on my knee? Guess it would be worth a try.

Have a great Sabbath, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31050: Hey papa...SOX up3-1 in the 3rd, gotta love that!

Ya'll be good!


October 22, 2005 - Msg 31051: Hey gang, GO GA. BULLDOGS!..7 and 0 now...hey ro,boo,asa,possum,pappa,mw,hm,mdc and all,im at work now till 6 am..then night shift tomorrow then off for 3..hey fred goss!..late night snack will be corn flakes and milk with bananas...well let me got some paper work done...signed: SPOT the"late night" dog of your porch..lights are on!

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31052: romeena- scary it is-- that's why i feel everyone should take a peak don't you? goober- loving the sox so far. i thought it interseting when they said clemmans was the second oldest pitcher ever in a world series, the oldest was 46 and pitched in the 1929 series, two weeks later the stock market crashed. are the astro's wearing white soxs. best wishes for our texas friends. spot- delivering 6 pizza's to you. can't have you working on an empty tummy. how's the lights looking at the remshaw place for halloween? question;;; now that we spent a week in the archives, what surprised you the most? do you feel the porch has changed much? prayers for all. pappa bear

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31053: Thanks for the pizza pappa!SPOT

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31054: pappa I checked the license site out WOW,anything can be found out now days on the web..SPOT

October 22, 2005 - Msg 31055: Pappa, I am curious about how you knew about the site you told us about and what does it have to do with Homeland Security, I don't understand.

Yes, Ro, VICKS helps everything!

Are the Astros in the world series? I am ashamed to say I'm a Texan and don't know anything about it, sheesh! Baseball is important but what Texans really get into is football. I went to a A+M football game tonight and it was alot of fun. The weather was perfect and A+M (Kingsville) won.

Not many people on the porch tonight ...think I'll turn over the Darlin boys and try to get some shut-eye.


October 22, 2005 - Msg 31056: Oh, Pappa, I tried that site and couldn't get anything. I tried twice so I don't know what's wrong.


October 23, 2005 - Msg 31057: Boo there is a "." not a"," between the word license and shorturl.that was the mistake I made..SPOT

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31058: Also, delete the space after the ".". It should read "license.shorturl". --Romeena

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31059: Hey to the Porch. Ya'll were busy while I was in Germany! What a beautiful place in the autumn. Good to be home though.

How about ALABAMA over Tennessee ?


October 23, 2005 - Msg 31060: Brrrrr! It's chilly here in north Texas! It's 58 degrees outside if you believe the weather website, and 60 if you believe my thermometer. Skies are cloudy and gray, wind is whipping things around, not a squirrel or a bird in sight in spite of fresh feed on the stones around the critter station. The filter in the fish pond is very dirty and clogged, got to get out there and clean it out before I start losing fish. This should be interesting, balancing on crutches while I do it!

I know, 60 degrees doesn't sound very cold to Asa and some of you other folks on the northern end of the porch, but here in Texas, it's a cold front! I'll be glad when I'm back on two good legs, because there's a lot of "winterizing" to be done out there. Many things need to be pruned and mulched, winter color planted, just a lot to do. My landscaper friend will be here in early November, to expand and deepen the fish pond, so the little fellers can survive the cold weather.

Well, gotta run. My friend is here, ready to go find some lunch. I'm glad she's willing to drive, because the doctor still won't allow me to do so. Aargh! I'm really tired of this! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31061: Hey irishter,Ro,Boo,goober,pappa,ky,hm,mdc,ct,possum and all at large...good football on today..Miss Sherry and I went to the fle market today...packed..37 last night here, high 60..good weather..at work till 6 am..then off till thu...going fishing tue..yard work tomorrow..tonight its fried spam sandwiches,bugles,bread and butter pickels,orange kool-aid...wish tenn could have got bama..may be ga. and bama in the championship game...well to some paper work now...signed: SPOT the"got to fix otis"s dog lot gate" dog of your porch!..lights are on..

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31062: Gosh durn it Ro, I don't know whether to believe the weather website or your thermometer. I'm just split right down the middle. I guess I'll go with 59.
I can't even imagine what it would be like to be planting stuff right now, for winter color. We don't do that here in Idaho.
- Hazel

Floyd: (talking about Goober) "You've got to let him finish his thoughts! 'Cause he's got some zingers!"

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31063: boo- cowgirl on western site that mdc, mayberry deputy and i are on, it's a lot like the porch.posted it. hazel how is everything in idaho? making any vodka spuds i've read about it being the latest fad. your welcome spot for the pizza. romeena- cover plum up good tonight. it's a cold rain here and in the 40's. sox just took the lead finaly in game 2. threatening rain. irishster- alabama had a sqeaker to win. a win is a win, right? back to the game. hang in there. pappa

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31064: well,it went down to 30 here last night,but,is a little warmer now ,in the 50's.Boo,I haven't had a chance to ask around where to find the ingredients for the colored flames.No,it's not a stupid question,because I just assumed hobby stores,or stores that sold science fair projects for kids would have it,but,I can't find it in those places here.I'm thinking of asking the local chemistry teacher at the high school when this strike is over.That is supposed to be the 28th of this month,we will see what happens.Oh,also Boo,I wanted to tell you,for the wood chips or pinecones,you only have to soak them overnight in one of the solutions,just make sure you keep them submerged in the solution.They dry faster too,about 2days,then you can use them.I got to see something today I've wanted to see for a few years now,the historical re-enactment of David Bradford from Washingtons army at the Bradford house in Washington,Pa.David climbed out the window to sneak away,went to Louisiana and established a homestead and sent for his wife and children.I'm kind of a history buff,I like old houses,battlefields,that type of thing.Hey spot,how about I bring a pot of pinto beans and cornbread for snack tonight,maybe some homemade sweet tea too?Pappa,I liked that site,very informative!I don't know if I've mentioned it before,if I have I apologize for repeating myself.If anybody would like some good home cooking recipes,and,basic recipes with ingredients you probably usually have on hand,try www.hillbillyhousewife.com.Well,I'll get up out of my rocker now and get a few more things done.Talk to ya'll later-ky girl

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31065: I wanted to ask if anyone on the porch has ever visited Greece?That is where my son and his fiance plan on going on thier honeymoon,and,if anyone has any tips of things to see,places to see or places to avoid,I'd like to know so I can pass the information on to them,thanks-ky girl

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31066: No greece ky [just in the fry daddy]..pappa the pintos and corn bread sounds great and a slice of onion..ooowee we will run them off the porch tonight!...watching gone in 60 seconds on the tube here at work..nice cars....SPOT

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31067: Hazel, around here about this time, everyone plants pansies and snapdragons, which will bloom for the next two or three months. I usually have pansies right through Christmas, actually. They'll die back for a few weeks when it's really cold, like in January, then come back with a flourish in early spring. It's the heat that does them in. Just about the time for petunias to go in the ground, the pansies are playing out. Actually, petunias go in before the pansies die, so there's really non-stop color. My petunias are just now about gone, but six flats of pansies are in the ground and blooming. I need about ten more flats in, but just couldn't get it done before the surgery, and sure can't do it now. My landscaper friend is coming in a couple of weeks to enlarge the fish pond, so he'll plant them for me then.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some grub. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31068: OOOOOHHHH SPOT, you and pappa are making me some kind of hungry! My mammaw used to fix 'soup beans', that I'd put on 'lite bread' (what folks today call white bread), with onion diced all over it...and..wait for it...ketchup. It was my favorite! People here in Chicager have no idea...

Pappa...did you just see that grand slam...even a cubs fan can get excited over that! :-)

Ya'll be good...we had some great prechin this morning...it's amazing how much God can do when we get out of the way. :)


October 23, 2005 - Msg 31069: Romeena,your flowers sound beautiful.Some of my favorites for fall are yellow and white mums.I usually put them out on my porch in planters and put a bale of hay with some homemade scarecrows out beside them,it sure looks pretty.Well,I'm off to do a few more chores-ky girl

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31070: have any of you checked out the Mayberry pumpkin carvings?They are so neat.I wish I had the talent to do them.I may try to do a barney-o -lantern.If nothing else,I'm going to try cutting out the words Mayberry,n.c. on one pumpkin on my porch.I'll let you all know how it goes-ky girl

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31071: Thanks, Romeena, it's that Ellie Walker, she hepped me. She gave me some rouge and lipstick and nail polish and stuff to make me look better than a farm hand so's I could get my pa a fine son-in-law. Hey to ky girl, Goober, pappa bear, boo, Spot, Hazel, and Irishter!
Charlotte Tucker

October 23, 2005 - Msg 31072: Hey, everybody. Hope you had a good weekend.

Ro it finally cooled off here about 2 hours ago. I heard a gust of wind hit the house and went outside and stood in the cool breeze. Nirvana!

I am happy today, I have a good friend who had twin boys 4 days ago and I got to see them today. They are so cute and weigh about 5 lbs each. Another of my best friends had a baby yesterday--a little girl. I will see her tommorrow. Can't wait to get me some baby neck sugar! My best friend's daughter is having a c-section on Thursday (she's the teenager with the alcoholic boyfriend)and I'm quite sure my friend will be the one raising the baby. The mother is completely irresponsible and ignorant. I feel so sorry for the baby but I know there is no way the girl will give the baby to be adopted...we went through this with her 2 years ago and who knows how many times she will get pregnant after this. Anyway, we are just having a baby boom around here. I sure am glad my childbearing days are over...."Can I get a witness?"!

Well, its getting late, better put out the lamp and get some sleep.


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31073: Oh, finally found the site, Pappa. Thanks!


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31074: Boo prayers for your friends thu...ketchup?..dont know goober..im a mayo dog myself..DT like the ruby red lipstick..ha ha..ky have checked out the pumpkin carvins...done one out of birch plywood of barn,layered it with a black piece of wood..neat...well snack time is granny smith apples..h2o...in the morning its the old waffle house on ky girl...eat up!..meet at 6...SPOT

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31075: thats "CT"..sorry..fat paws...

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31076: Morning porch!..ky girl got yer change purse? breakfast is on you! waffle house..im gona get sausage eggs over med,hashbrowns scattered covered and smothered,oj,bowl of grits,coffee....SPOT

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31077: I can't believe they had my picture up there on that website. . .thanks to Big Brother!


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31078: Something is really messed up. I checked that web site and homemaker's picture showed up on my liscence. Thats messed up.:)


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31079: burr, sounds like some of us has frost on the ground this morning. goober- great game last night, i keep thinking about last year when red sox was down first two games and won the series, go sox. spot- thanks for the breakfast, it sure makes a body get a jump start, asa- that was a good one on the license. ky girl-thanks for paying for the porch's breakfast, i saw spot and the mayor go thru twice. ha. homemaker- it is scary but reminds me of george orwells big brother is watching. it's being done so suttly that few know about it and i think it's sad that it's being done under the quise of 911, i can't see where jay walking, low in political polls have anything to do with 911 as implied. sorry for the moulouge, soap box imploded. boo- s0unds great all those new babies, i would say it must be in the drinking water as the old saying goes. ha. charlotte tucker- whatdo you think of the chilly monday m0rning? so glad your back on, goober and i have tried to keep our end up but it's not the same. QUESTION- LAST NIGHT ON ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW ABOUT WHERE CLARA AND AUNT BEA WENT TO MEXICO, THEY SHOWED MERTLE BRINGING AUNT BEA A GIFT. who was she in mayberry? how many other one or two times folks can you think of in mayberry? just curios. well i've rambled on way too long so have a great day and pray you'll be back on the porch soon. mdc- where are you? pappa

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31080: Mornin' porchsters. Sorry for not posting more. I'm trying to limit my computer viewing. Last week the doctor told me it looks like my eye may be permanently dilated due to the trauma. Plus, there's a cataract forming, due to the trauma as well. The cataract can be taken care of easily enough. And I can learn to deal with the eye being dilated. If this is the worse it's gonna be, then so what! I'm just grateful to be able to see out of it. Hope everyone is well. Prayers for those who need 'em . Hopefully, I can catch up on the archives soon.

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31081: Oh, Rev Jr.! It's so good to hear from you. We've been worried about you. I'm so sorry that you're still having some difficulties with your eye, but as you say, when you think about how bad it could have been.... Still, we'll continue to pray for a complete recovery.

I just found the most wonderful article in the February edition of "Guideposts" magazine. It's an argument for the presence of animals, including our pets, in Heaven. It's too lengthy to copy here, and their archive website requires membership. Would have joined, but the site is under renovation and they're not processing new members at present. However, if you can get access to a copy - any of you who are still grieving for a lost pet - I'd highly recommend the article. Ties right in with a sermon my pastor preached years ago. He believes animals will be there, and so do I. Very comforting thought.

Well, gotta run. Beautiful day here today. Clear, sunny, breezy, but cold! How does 44 degrees sound to you? I think winter is here!!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31082: Hey Rev! You sure bless my heart. Loved the way you put it...."If this is the worse it's gonna be, then so what!"..oh, we need that att-tude about alot more things in life, right?

Ro, I know the bible talks about animals in heaven but doesn't say if our pets will be there, but here's my argument for pets in heaven: I believe God is preparing a place for his children and wants to bless us in every way imaginable (and unimaginable)...for most of us that would certainly mean reuniting with our pets. I know that when I think about what heaven might be like, I think about God first, then family and friends I will see again.

We are having such a nice, cool day in South Texas. I'm not making chili but I am making beef veggie soup. Ya'll are welcome to "come and get it!" Also made a peach Dump cake. I'll bet you ladies know what that is...you just dump your can of peaches in a dish, dump a dry yellow cake mix over it, sprinkle on some cinnamon and then cover with a stick or 2 of melted butter and bake. Good stuff...real comfort food.

Better go...have a great day!


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31083: Oh, and I might add...if it's heaven, I'm sure those dogs will smell ALOT better!

Asa, your last post was hilarious. How DO you do it?


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31084: Boo, I've always held that same feeling close to my heart, especially when I look into the soft brown eyes of the Plum, and see the love and trust that's there. The "Guideposts" article goes deeper than that, though. It was written by Ptolemy Tompkins, a senior editor at the magazine. With everyone's kind permission, I'll quote part of it, though certainly not all.

"One Native American legend states that when God set about to create the world, he brought his dog along with him."

This would indicate that the idea of animals existing in God's eternal structure is not a new one.

"The Bible does indeed have an answer about whether we will see our furry loved ones again. Consider the story in Genesis of the very first covenant established between God and his people, made with Noah right after the flood. ... God tells Noah that he is creating a covenant 'with you, and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle and every beast of the earth with you, of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.' God goes on to say that his covenant with 'all flesh' shall never be 'cut off' - a strong suggestion that animals will not be excluded from his dealings with the world."

"Then there's Luke 3:6. 'All flesh shall see the salvation of God." Or Mark 16:15 - a passage well-loved by that great friend of animals, St. Francis of Assisi. The risen Jesus tells the apostles to go into the world and 'preach the gowpel to every creature.'"

Now, folks, I know this grows lengthy. But consider these further passages, abbreviated somewhat by me: "What about the argument that animals can't go to heaven because they don't have souls? The Hebrew term repeatedly used to describe animals in the Old Testament is nephesh chayah. Chayah means 'living', while nephesh is the Hebrew term for the force that animates the body, the whatever-it-is that makes a person or an animal a conscious, sentient individual."

"A funny thing happened when this term was translated into English. In most English versions of the Bible, different words are used to translate nephesh chayah, depending on whether animals or people are being discussed. In Genesis 1:21 and 24 it is translated as 'living creature.' In Genesis 2:7, where the term refers only to people (by context), it's translated as 'living soul.' The use of two different terms in the English translations completely blurs the fact that in the original Hebrew, no such distinction exists."

Tompkins goes on to quote that moving and compelling passage from the Old Testament, prefiguring the Christian heaven - Isaiah's vision of the Peaceable Kingdom:

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them."

"Why, when Isaiah wanted to paint the ultimate picture of heavenly fulfillment, did he choose to make such rich use of animals? Because he knew what every pet owner knows - A world without animals is a barren one. And clearly, a heaven without our pets would be less heavenly."

Well, that's it, right or wrong. Sorry for the length, but if it brings a measure of comfort to even one porchster who has found himself or herself grieving for a lost pet, then it's worth the space.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31085: Very cool Romeena! But will Ernest T be there waiting with his rocks! haha
Speaking of such reminded me of what our pastor announced yesterday which i would like to share.
October is clergy appreciation month, and a church member gave the pastor a neat replica of the 10 commandments in a faux stone tablet shape, about 20 inches high, English on one side and Hebrew on the other, which he showed off Sunday. He also had a great idea, let's get these in every church and synogage that we can.
He asked the giver if he could announce the source and price and he said "go for it."
Believe it or not they came from Skymall.com and are 75.00, but what a great Christmas gift to the church they could be. (Item number DB-43010)
Well, something to think about, maybe could be part of ti-the for Dec.
Have a good day!

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31086: Hey Y'all! Good to hear from you Rev. Jr. I'm sorry that you're still having troubles with you eye,but I admire the way you're dealing with it. I'll keep you in my prayers.
We are feeling some gusts as Wilma blows on out to sea,but thankfully SC was spared (again). Just a little over a month left in hurricane season-I sure hope our luck holds out. It has been unreal. Prayers for the folks in Florida.
Asa,you are a pip!
Well,guess I'd best scoot back under my rock. Boo,ya got any dump cake leftovers? Sounds real good!
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31087: Asa - thought that was your picture on my license. . .what a fine looking specimen you are!


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31088: "Hi Doll, Hi Bernie" I really like those fungirl episodes, but sad to see one of them turn to a "life of crime" when she escapes with Barney's piano teacher!! haha
Barney: "You're gettin to me!"
Everyone have a good evening. Very glad to hear that Wilma didnt do too much damage. Thank God!
Fred (and Wilma) Goss

October 24, 2005 - Msg 31089: Ro, I think there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the "living creature" part you mentioned. For instance, I had a cat when I was a teen and the cat died. I honestly really loved the cat. I grieved like one does when one loses a human loved one. I remember the terrible heartsick feeling when you feel like you can't breathe and you wake up in the morning thinking maybe it was just a bad dream but then it hits you. Now I have never felt that way about a possesion when I lost it. The mysterious "thing" that makes us living creatures is only there in people and animals and that's why we can love them so. It was God's plan in the beginning that we love and care for animals (when God told Adam to care for them). I was thinking about how Jesus says God cares about even the little sparrow that falls to the ground. Jesus also said that we are more important than many sparrows, of course, but God cares very much about all of his creation. I do think that man can get things out of balance by either thinking too little of animals or sometimes putting animals above humans, which I believe is wrong, too.

Well, I am so tired I feel like someone beat the stuffing out of me. Its supposed to be 40 degrees here tonight so I think I'll snuggle down under the covers and get some sleep. Bye!


October 24, 2005 - Msg 31090: Boo, much of what you said was in the article in "Guideposts." I only quoted part of it, but the points you raise are there, too. One thing that was not in the article, though, was what you said about loving people and animals differently than we love possessions. You are so right. We can be angry or upset at the loss of a material possession, but I can't imagine grieving such a loss. However, would I grieve for my little Sugarplum? You bet!

It's pretty chilly here, too. I switched over to the furnace today, first time since last winter. I'm pretty sure we'll go back to a/c at least once more, as the weather changes, but furnace weather is certainly creeping in.

Good night, all. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31091: yea,spot,I brought my change purse,so it was no problem everyone eating at the waffle house!Hope everyone had a great breakfast.That wood carving you did of Barney sounds real nice,if you take a picture of it I'd like to see it.I'm hoping to start carving my pumpkins at the end of this week.Hoping Barney looks like he's supposed to when I'm done,Ha HA!We have snow flurries here tonight,it's not sticking to the ground,but,there is a little on the cars.MDC,could you post your e-mail address again,I want to send you a message,but,I have misplaced your address.I have to agree about the animals in heaven,I've had some wonderful pets,and,I sure hope I see them again.Well,better get out of the rocker and turn the furnace up,it's getting chilly.Rv.Jr,I'll be prayin for you,hope your eye feels better. -ky girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31092: Morning, all. Don't anyone fall off the porch from shock. It is really me. Had to check in to see how Spot is doing. And look, I come bearing Cinnamon French Toast, link sausages, bacon, ham, eggs, potatoes, and by pappa's request....grits. I am doing fine though, working toward moving back to Illinois. I have to wait until the kids finish the following school year AND for me to finish my schooling. I have enrolled in college again, majoring in Theraputic Massage. Oh and pappa, if you want you can go to my journal to see how things are going. I need to update it today...at least I will try to update it..hehe.

Just click on "fancyfirefly" on the page.

Everyone take care. I hope to check in again later this morning.

~mayberry girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31093: good morning PORCH*** having to rock fast this morning cause it's dang cold on this end of the porch. my coffee was steaming hot when i poured it and instantly froze like a slab of concreate. good morning mayberry girl- thanks for breakfast. don't you know the dangers of waking an old bear while in hibranation? ha. that site is onoct 23 msg 31058. www. goes in front. mayberry girl was telling me my grandson not even in high school put in google search maps, she has to wait till he gets home to find out what site--- you can type in an address and it will zoom in on the house and even the yard , just like they do with hurricanes, war and etc. scary isn't it? let's all get together tonight and have a porch pumkin carving, mdc- can you bring the squeezins? which mayberry character are you going to carve? have a great day everyone. fred goss- do you clean bear coats in the spring after a long winters nap? ha, pappa bear

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31094: Mayberry girl! You're a sight for sore eyes! We have missed you around here, glad you decided to come back. Sure hope this isn't just a "visit", but that you'll be here a-rockin' with the rest of us real often. Oh, and thanks for the vittles! I'm glad you made a big pot of grits, 'cause I just love em!

Pappa, I sure hope Fred Goss does clean bear coats. I hear a bear can be pretty rank when he comes out of hibernation. If you can't find a cleaner to take care of the problem, then kindly position your rocker downwind, OK?

I finally got my bat house installed last week. It's on top of a 16' aluminum, cat-proof pole, away from trees or wires, so they should like it. Sure hope I get some residents. The mosquitoes are just terrible around here. No, I'm not afraid the bats will get in my hair and lay their eggs and make me go crazy. Bats are too smart for that. Moths now, that's another story, and you can go crazy from them, too. Boy, moths are dumb.

Well, guess I'd better get busy around here. You all have a great day, hear? Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31095: Pumpkins?? Carving Pumpkins???!!! Pappa you so aren't carving me! hehe. Okay, I know you were speaking of the gourd variety. But can't I be a tad artisticly lazy? I will just take clear christmas lights and poke them through. That should light up the pumpkin real well.

What's this about hibernation??!! Are you saying that my pappa bear is getting old and can't rise at 3am anymore??? And I didn't call until 7:30ish. That a mid-morning snack time. lol.

Thanks for the welcome Romeena. I will try to stop by more often. Life tends to kidnap and run off with me. Occassionally, I can get away to socialize. hehe.

~mayberry girl

October 25, 2005 - Msg 31096: i can hardly wait till our halloween party starting at he remshaw place, we'll have to watch our step cause so many secret door and you never know where you'll end up. anyone want to check the basement out? hay ride plenty of singing on the way to meyers lake. anyone doing the juggin now that brisco darling, jr doesn't come around, miss that ole coot.ha. whose cooking supper? pappa