November 04, 2005 - Msg 31289: Tonight gang its grilled hamburgers with cheese,onions,mayo,ketsup,mustard,pickle relish,tomatoes,..baked beans, chips, and will someone bring some slaw?.......[that will lay on yer chest]...we will walk it off after supper....cokes and a tear from my roll of paper towels...signed:SPOT the"heat my buns on the grill" dog of your porch

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31290: hey i swept.......SPOT

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31291: Nice sweep spot! I hosed down the rockers and the deck, replaced the rocker seatpads, so were all set for all the upcoming holidays! I'll bring the slaw and cider.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31292: I like mine with lettuce and tomatoes, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes, big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.


November 04, 2005 - Msg 31293: Hija Hodie! This here is Fred Goss. Glad i was able to bring you back to the porch!
Well, I'm just checkin' in! Several in my family are Vets and I do indeed owe them a debt of graditude! Hang loose, folks!

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31294: Hey Ky Girl - I loved Harry Chapin, he was quite a writer! Most popular radio tunes were WOLD and Cats in the Cradle. I personally liked his ong 50,000 pounds of Smashed Bananas! It is on his live album. Also Carol King Tapestry Album - Smackwater Jack is great!

We are having chicken pot pie and something else. I am not sure of the something else - probably send them to Spots.

How ya doing Hodie - good to see you!


November 04, 2005 - Msg 31295: Oops - that should have been 30,000 not 50,000!

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31296: For Ky girl and Homemaker

It was raining hard in Frisco
I needed one more fare to make my night
A lady uphead waved and flagged me down
She got in at the light

I said where you going to my lady blue
It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain
She just looked out the window
And said ..... ...... lane

Something about her was familiar
I could swear I seen her face before
she said I'm sure you're mistaking
And she didn't say anything more

It took while but she looked in the mirror
And she glanced at the licenese for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
But it was a sad smile just the same

And she said how are you Harry
And I said how are you Sue
Thru the to many miles and the too little smiles
I still rememeber you

You see she was gonna be an actress
And I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
I took off to find the sky......

Harry Chaphin and Taxi! His best work in my humble opinion.
(Ha! And you thought I couldn't sing! Next time I'll sing Accapella!)


P.S. Thanks for the APB MDC. Have had trouble getting on the porch for some reason. Anyone else had problems?

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31297: yes,Mdc,that is the one I was thinking of, I also think it is his best work.Another one I like,that I don't know the name of the singer,is"another auld lang syne"[hope I spelled that right].Anyone remember that one?Speaking of strange outfits for a band,remember the Bay City Rollers,and the plaid outfits?Gotta close,need to run to the store real quick,I'll stop by later-ky girl

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31298: sorry,I meant to type,'thanks Asa",I just glanced up and caught the last line of what you typed about the apb for Mdc!Shew,too busy here right now,I'll wait till things slow down and then I'll stop back-ky girl

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31299: Hey, very good singin' there ASA. Yes, KY GIRL, I remember thay Auld Lang Syne song...very sad. I don't remember who sang it, though. He was probably one of those, "one hit wonders".

PAPPA BEAR, Oh my Gosh! That poem about "just a minute" was just for me. Thanks for sharing it. Yesterday I was feeling pretty guilty for being impatient with my elderly mom. I get so busy taking care of the kids and my parents that I don't take the time to just listen or sit and talk to her and sometimes I get irritated when she asks for things. Last night before bed, she started to cry and she said to me, "I'm so tired." I asked her what she meant and she said, "I'm so tired of hurting. I'm trying my best". Its been 6 years since her stroke and she went from being a very active woman to wanting to do nothing but sit in a chair all day. Sometimes I don't know what's wrong with me. Why can't I see that she needs me for more that just taking care of the house? How could I be so unfeeling toward my own mother? I haven't said this to anyone else but I feel like I need to say it to somebody. It sounds so selfish but I think if I tell someone maybe I can make a change. I think I hold back being close to her because I am afraid of being emotionally attached. I am afraid of the pain of losing her and when I see how she looks, so frail, especially when I look at her crippled hands and remember my childhood. She had such lovely, soft hands and they did so much for me. When I see them now it reminds me of her mortality and my own. Please pray for me. I have made a decision to do what's hard just because its right. I have to be the strong one and I know she deserves so much more. I don't think I will have her with much longer so its so important to make the most of the time now. Anyway, thanks again Pappa Bear, I am really going to try to make a change.


November 04, 2005 - Msg 31300: I just heard that Jean Carson Passed away. She was a very good Chareacter on the Show. Oh and Hi guys.


November 04, 2005 - Msg 31301: KY girl, are you thinking about Barry Manilow and "It's just another new years eve..." ? And, BTW, did you get my email answer about the seasons in AZ?
When I was teaching in the 70's, the kids bell bottoms were about a foot across at the bottom and now I see they are back, along with the peasant tops! They say fashion recycles about every 20 years.
ASA! good to see ya! Hope you are AOK!
No trouble here, maybe it was that last bottle of squeezins that done ya in! haha
Well, ya all get to preachin this Sabbath day.
Just gonna set and rock a bit.

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31302: Boo and Daniel I didnt see you there!
Welcome back daniel.
Boo, I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL. That is me every single day. I just got back from my mom's nursing home, and even tho i visit about 4 to 5 times a week,I always feel guilty and I always see this lady who was so vibrant, just sitting there and it tears me up inside. If it wasnt for my faith, which BTW, has included yelling at God, I dont know where Id be. I have read James Dobson's book "When God doesnt Make Sense"
and that helped tremendously. Hang in there dear and remember that were all praying for you!
God Bless,

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31303: Another Auld Lang Syne (Dan Fogelberg)

Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling christmas eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didn’t recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried.

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totalled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation dragged.

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldn’t find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how.

She said she’d married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man
But she didn’t like to lie.

I said the years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn’t sure if I saw
Doubt or grat-i-tude.

She said she saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
But the traveling was heck (not really heck but Miss Crump won't let me use the word Dan Fogelberg used~).

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence
Another ’auld lang syne’...

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away.

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain --

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31304: Hi Porchters.
Any computer experts ut there who can assist me? I am realising that when the porch is getting full, closer to needing a sweep, my computer seems to take a long time to load up when I get on here. And then finally it will stop and give me a time has expired message or something loke that. After a sweep, I can pop right on here with no problems. Any thoughts?
Daniel, I saw that about our beloved Daphne passing away. Very sad indeed. We will miss her.

Boo, my Dad passed away this past Febuary after several years of struggling with old age. What you have expressed is exactly what I had to deal with also. I know how hard it is. You hate to see a parent struggle so, and yet feel guilty because you struggle with it. It doesn't help when they get a little onery sometimes as he would. It is very tough, but lean on your faith and He will get you through it.
The one thing I did not want to have happen was to be there right with him when he died. I did not think I could handle it. It turned out though that I was indeed very much with him when he went through the vail, and I am so grateful I was, because it was a very spiritual and peaceful period. It got me through the funeral and made me come to the realization that death is not an enemy, but a transition, and sometimes a blessing. You have my prayers as you go through the challanges you face. And it probably is good for you to talk about it. So feel free.

Possum, did you get yer fur cleaned? Sorry about the mess. It was them stinking sticky cookies of homemaker that did it! :)

Next week I'll seranade you with some Gordon Lightfoot songs. I dig him!

I know I bring this up every year, but any Mannhiem Steamroller fans here? I'll confess to playing one of their Christmas c.d.'s today. Dang I love their music.


November 04, 2005 - Msg 31305: Thank you so much!I haven't heard that in so long,and as I was reading the words you posted I was singing along!Mdc and Boo,I will say a prayer for both of you.neither one of you, I don't think, give yourself enough credit.I do understand what you both are saying,and,it's not an easy situation for either you or your parents.yea,MDC,I got your e-mail,just been so busy around here I haven't had a chance to answer.Everytime I sit down here to read the posts on the porch,someone needs something.So,I click off,then don't get to go to my mailbox.Thats why most of my posts are at night,everyones in bed!I like that Barry Manilow song"It's just anothers New Years Eve"too.Hey Daniel,it's good to see you,I wondered where you have been.Did you graduate this past year?What have you been up to?Last time I remember reading a post from you ,you were taking SAT's.Well,better close for now.God Bless you all-ky girl

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31306: asa,you snuck in there while I was posting.Yes,I like Gordon Lightfoot,"The wreck of the Edmund Fitzderald" was one of my favorites.Coild you post a couple of manheim Steamrollers songs?I may know the song,just not the name of the band that plays it.I know it was hard for you to be there when your Dad passed away,but,at least you were there when he went through the vail .I had a close friend that passed away after months of suffering and being in the hospital,and,he wanted me there as he was slipping away.I sat there with him until about the last 10 minutes and I couldn't handle it,I was afraid and I walked outside the room,and the I.C.U.nurses stayed with him until the end.And,I can tell you ,I can't forgive myself for that,because I needed that moment of letting him go and knowing he had gone through the vail,as much as he needed me there.I felt like i took the cowards way out,because he was actually going through the most.Anyway,I have to close,take care-ky girl

November 04, 2005 - Msg 31307: Hey to the PORCH! Hope everyone is having a great evening, and have a good weekend planned! Ky Girl...I'm going to tell you a secret..just between us..I'm a HUGE 'Fanilow'! I love Barry Manilow...think he's SUCH a talented person. NOw, don't tell anyone...cause it's the kind of things that people make fun of!

Now...Asa...I like the Steamroller as well..all these great songs from the mid to late 70's to early 80s. I've seen Journey every year over the last 4 or 5...still great as ever...maybe even better!

Pappa...lovin this Chicager weather...would like it to stay this way till March...then get nice. :-)

Ya'll have a good evenin...and a great weekend!

RIP'll always be our fun girl!


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31308: Hey GOOB, your secret is safe with me. I have friends and family that think its weird that I am so into TAGS...guess we all do. hehe Asa, I like Manhiem Steamroller but I have not listened to them in a while. A relative gave me one of their Christmas CD's a couple of years ago and it was very good. KY GIRL, M. Steamroller is word that I have ever heard just various instruments, some unconventional.

Thank you for your very encouraging words MDC and ASA. Somehow it helps to know someone understands. MDC, maybe we should realize that our feelings are normal and give up the guilt. It could just be our heart's way of starting to let go. ASA, relating your experience with your father's death brings me alot of comfort, thanks. God bless you both for your openness.

Better face the day...Hubby is watching the kids and giving me the day off. WhooWee! I think I will go to the Goodwill thrift store(its half-of day) and get my husband's Christmas gift since he has me on this danged budget (just kidding, of course). The Country Peddler's show is town this weekend and I want to go to that and try hard not to spend much. Ya'll have a great Saturday!


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31309: Hey anybody else having a problem simular to Asa's went the porch gets close to being full?

**ALERT** Computer geek stuff follows **End Alert**

The porch automatically sweeps when the file size reaches 67K in size. I can adjust this number to a smaller size if the load time problem is something everyone (likely dial-up users) is having. Please e-mail me directly if you're having experiencing this issue.


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31310: Dog gone it....**I** forgot to turn off the color. happens to the best of us.

One other thing...Drop by Jean Carson's website and leave a note in her memorial section is you'd like to. I know her family and friends would be thankful to hear any memories you might have.


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31311: floyd- sometimes posting is a problem but other sites like the western sites are having similar problems. i like the blue so christmasie. hey to everyne on the porch. just slippin and sliding thru. pappa bear

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31312: Thank you Asa for the serenade - you did accapela just right. I just bought a Harry Chapin cd at a yard sale today - paid a $1 for it and it had Taxi on it. Also bought a couple of instrumental Appalachian Christmas CD's. My husband was at the auction next door and bought me my very own rototiller.



God Bless Daphne. . .

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31313: Homemaker with her own personal roto-tiller? Lord have mercy, the good earth will never be the same!

Hey Floyd, sounds like I'm the only one having problems and it seems to be a new problem. Didn't use to be like this. Is there any settings or anything on my system I can change? I think the problem is on my end, not the porches.

Lets pile in my Rambler and go to Morelli's tonight. I feel like a pounded steak. I look like a pounded chicken.:)


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31314: romeen. i wounldlike you to called me please i have to asked you to called don . this thing is not working just right so i may be in or out at time this is tom you have my num,

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31315: HA! You look like a pounded chicken, ASA?? Yep, I'll pile in the Rambler and go to Morelli's. I don't think I want the pounded steak, though. I'll have the pizza...Mozerella. Can we dance at Morelli's? ASA, you aren't the only one who has had problems when the porch is full. It used to happen to me ALL the time but for some reason it hasn't happened lately, even though I have the same dial up service. Go figure.

Hey Homemaker, congratulations on the Rototiller. I would like one of those myself. I went to a second hand store today and saw some old records but no Harry Chapin. Did see Dan Fogleburg..or whatever his name is...saw an old Elton John I would have bought but I don't have a machine that plays LPs anymore.

Oh ASA, after dinner maybe we can all see a movie...The Green Slime is showing...neat B movie about aliens. I'll buy the Junior Mints!


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31316: PS-I think they used Vicks and Dippety Do to make the slime.

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31317: Evenin' Y'all! Asa,I said it once and I'll say it again- you're a pip! Still working on that plaque for you by the way! I'll go over to Morelli's with you as long as I don't have to sit next to you in the car. I just got the gunk from Halloween outta my possum fur and don't need ya drippin' Dippity Doo on me! Anyone else going along? Hope so,or else "They" will be talking about us-just like Romeena & Irishter! Ha!
Sorry to hear about our Fun Girl.May she rest in peace.
Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31318: I want to go! I'll need to sit near a window though.
I hope they have that gypsy violinist tonight. I'll bring an extra quarter.
You know they let you take a bottle in there too.
- Hazel

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31319: Hey boo,[prayers]daniel,asa,floyd,ky,goober,mdc,hm,possum and all at work till morning,good football on VT and wings for the game, cheese and crackers,summer sausage, gona read the posts..Hazel, a bottle of Vicks?...signed:SPOT the"pass the texas pete" dog of your fine porch...lights are on..

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31320: Hazel - I get to sit by the window, car sickness you know. . .
Asa - anything you want me to roto-kill?


November 05, 2005 - Msg 31321: asa,Morellis sounds good. Hazel and homemaker are we taking a bottle of squeezins?Hope so,I don't think vicks would go very good with italian food!Hey,maybe after we go to Morellis,and drink some squeezins,we can go try out homemakers new rototiller in Romeenas yard!Kind of a welcome home suprise,we'll plant her some new flowers.Now,after drinkin those squeezins,I'm not sure what kind of job we would do,but,she would definitley be suprised haha!She might call" the man" and say someone has vandalized her yard!Spot ,you want us to bring you back something from Morellis,maybe a dessert for after the game,or some squeezins we are taking with us?Talk to ya'll in a bit-ky girl

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31322: Possum,now nobody can talk about you and Asa,with me ,homemaker,and Hazel going.They might talk about us drinkin too many squeezins,especially if we wake up in otis cell at the jail!haha-ky girl

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31323: hey Goober,I won't tell anybody,I haven't heard anything new from him in years,does he still record?You said you are from Harlan,Ky,right?I don't know if I told you,I was raised in Hazard,Ky.I've been to Harlan ,but,it's been about 10 years since the last time I was there.well,heck,it's been about 10 yrs since i've been to Hazard.but,yea,what you said about the MG song and the relatives plugging in thier motor home and blowing out the x-mas lights is so funny,and,so like something that would happen at our house!I'm not proud to say this,but,one of my 4th or 5th cousins,well you know ,they are somewhere in the family tree,made the National Enquirer one time,it wasn't the front page,it was in the back,with a caption something like"unbelieveable happenings",to not go into detail or name names,i'll just say he sold something that wasn't his more than once,and,when everybody paid,and no one got thier items,they had to track him down,the county and state police,that is.I would never have recognized the name or the person,but,my mom saw it,and called me and,had to explain to me which side of the family tree he is on,how many generations back it goes,which holler the grandparents lived on,you know,that kind of stuff!Boo,you are so lucky,a day to yourself!I love to go to second hand stores,thrift shops,you can find real good deals .I'd like to have a rototiller ,I want to plant some flowers near the edge of my backyard,and I know they would grow better if i could 'till the dirt up good.Well,ya'll ,I'm off to clean up my kitchen,take care-ky girl

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31324: ky pecan pie would be good from Morellis...SPOT

November 05, 2005 - Msg 31325: Ky's probably been 7 or 8 since I was in Harlan...and I've been to Hazard more than a few times! I live in Chicago now...have for the last 8 years, but Kentucky is home. And, in about 4's going to be where I live, too. We plan to go to the Richmond/Lexington area when my son graduates High School. I have to tell you...I can't wait. There's a new song out by a group called Little Big Town called "boondocks". It talks all about being proud of who you are and where you're from...and about the honey suckle growing down by the river, the train going by at midnight...all that. It's completely a story about my life...and I miss it SO much! :-)

And I've got some of those same type of relatives...maybe even THE same! :-) It's always fun to hear some of the stories they're telling...I've lived out of KY since I was 12 (in south western Ohio in the interim), but it still only takes about an hour to get fully back in to the dialect and accent of "home"! :-)

Manilow has done some new recordings...and they're all great. He's doing a recurring show in Vegas right now...would love to see him!

Ya'll have a good night...good preachin tomorrow...and we'll talk at you soon. Just finshed my Christmas shopping for the wife...we've decided this year not to buy gifts for each other...instead, we're going to the Bahamas the first week of December...and it's the best present I've ever gotten/given!


November 06, 2005 - Msg 31326: Hey gang...slow here at work..its about 3:40 am..gona have breakfast early due to Preaching...scrambled eggs with cheese,thin cut porck chops or country ham,bisquits and red-eye gravy,grits,hashbrowns,sliced canalope,oj,h20,milk...will someone say grace please....ready at 6 am...SPOT

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31327: Grace!
Pass them chops over here Spot!


November 06, 2005 - Msg 31328: spot- a great breakfast before chruch and after service today we're having a pot luck lunch, you know i think i could get use to it. PRAYERS FOR ALL THE (US) FOLKS ON THE MIDDLE PORCH. mo., il, northern ky, ohio, indiana to name a few, without faith the storms in the night would be scarier. asa- you bring up a great point- as parents, grandparents, etc reach old age they seem to glow and enjoy great health, while those that have always been in the thick of things, eye sights faulter, they can't do the simpliest tasks, it is very hard to see. the person going thru it gets mad a themselves and the feeling of uselessnes, then outbursts they never would have done which doesn't help. the kids and grandkids and old friends struggle with this person but i need to stand by them like they did us for so many years. goober- are the bahamas near mt pilot or raliegh? ha. spot- oj,h20, in the breakfast menue and old reciepe from mdc?ha. ky girl- i love that part of ky . i have family from sommerset, houstonville, danville ky. sadly a lot of folks miss the great folks there. once they know what kinda of cloth your cut of they would share the last scrap of food with you, just trusting the lord would provide tommorow. i always found it strange you could be 107 and some oldtimers would still say that ole bill's boy. your name, actions, helping others were some things that matter . hazel, homemaker, and ky girl are you taking that bottle of mdc's elixer with you? our new fun girls, sounds like trouble for andy, barney and old judd. old judds ticker could take it he barely can disturb the peace. ha. may the lord bless and keep you and yours. on nov 4th mayberry girls and grandpa's pride turned 10. happy birthday autumn dawn. pappa bear

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31329: Hey to the Porch.

thanks for post #31303...DF is a fellow flatlander...
he sure has a high roof to his mouth.

-- Jelsik

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31330: Good morning everyone - Ro, I would be more than honored to roto-kill in your garden. . .:)


November 06, 2005 - Msg 31331: Goober,remember Giovannis Pizza?I haven't had any of that in a long time.Yea,I was thinkin the same thing,somewhere we might even have some of the same kin!Wouldn't it be something if you, me ,and pappa bear ,were related somewhere way back in our family tree?I like that new song about being from the boondocks. Little Big Town is a fairly new band isn't it?I have family that lives in the Richmond/lexington area,and,also family that lives in the Somerset/Danville/London area.yea,pappa Bear,your right,generations run deep there,you could be 107 and still be "Bills Boy"!I know people,relatives included,that still call the Daniel Boone Pkwy.the new road!Happy Birthday Autmn Dawn!My youngest daughter turned 10 on November 30,her name is Jamie Jean.Yeah,pappa,we are takin the elixir,[strictly for medicinal purposes you know,that Italian food can lay on your chest!]Pappa,my oldest son that just came back from basic training,is letting me do some physical,training with him .I say "letting me",because I'm actually learning from him.I just started this week,and,I'm still working on doing the 10 pushups,situps,and warm ups!Maybe by the end of next month ,I will have added running a little!ok,gotta close for now,take care everyone-ky girl



November 06, 2005 - Msg 31333: Tom,Romeena went to visit her children this weekend,I would say she should be getting home pretty soon.Thats a beautiful poem ,thanks so much for posting it-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31334: has anyone seen the new film about Wal-mart?-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31335: Hi porchsters. So sorry to hear of our dear Daphne Jean Carson's passing. Ca you picture her at the gates saying "Hi Doll" to ole St Peter!
HM- how romantic of him, a rototiller! ha Ya gotta dig for your own diamonds. ha again!
Good sabbath to you all

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31336: Hey mdc and all, Fred here. Porch is sure busy!
Kygirl, check out and see the outfit, and you'll also see why I like the western site. It is like a modern cattle "drive" and I love it. Got 12 ep of the original Zorro TV show for 1.99 at Walgreens last night!
Well, Gotta run,
Fred Goss

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31337: Hi Porchsters, This is the man with no name..I just had a call from our friend Tom..possibly he can send but cannot receive.He says that he has tried to contact Romeena, but has had no answer..I see his posting to you today (with the poem) and an reply from ky-girl telling him that Romeena is off to visit her children for the weekend...I will relay that message to Tom in case he he is not able to receive. Hope we can supply Tom with some equipment soon that will serve him better...have a good day..God Bless dwh

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31338: Fred,that is a really nice outfit.Does it keep you pretty busy?You are definitley in a modern cattle drive.I'd like to go on a real cattle drive one of these days.I don't know how well I would do ,but,I'd like the experience of it.Have you ever been on one of those?I like the original Zorro,and,I liked the movie ,the first movie I think of Zorro,I'm not sure,with Catherine -Zeta Jones and Antonio Banderas.I haven't seen the new one,but,I read a review that it wasn't as good as the first movie with those actors in it.Where is the farthest you have driven to?MDC,I can just see Daphne saying "Hi Doll" to ST.Peter!Whew,it is really windy here today,all kinds of limbs blowing off the trees.Well,I have a few things to do ,so,I'll close-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31339: 'Man with no name",what type of equipment does Tom have now?And if you don't mind me asking,what kind of internet service provider?The only reason I ask about the provider is that I have a new one because I had problems with my old one receiving e-mails.Since I have this one,I haven't really had any problems so far.-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31340: hey all,TOM,jelsik,ky,fred,boo,pappa and all...settlen in here at work for the night..pot luck left overs falcons won,race is a good one mayberry dep.,wuite sam where are ya?...well back in just a bit ...SPOT

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31341: thats "Quite"....sorry

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31342: Evenin' Y'all. Hope everyone is well. Prayers for the folks in Southern Indiana. I know we have some Porchsters in Indiana- not sure which part. Anyway,hope none of them were hurt during the tornado and rough weather up that way.
MDC,I thought the same thing about our Fun Girl at the Pearly Gates! Can you imagine? Ha!
A final note- thanks to all you ladies who accompanied Asa & me to Morelli's. My reputation remains untarnished!!
Gonna go now and catch up on some reading. Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31343: Spot,I wonder if Quiet Sam is busy with all those turkeys,being it's so close to thanksgiving?-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31344: ky girl- i'll bet quiet sam spot, mdc and the other fine ladies and gentleman will have a thanksgiving feast to remember, don't you? i'd liked to seen st peter's face when daphine said hello doll, i'm out with the last of the big spenders.possum- your reputation will always remain untarnished with us. prayers that tom gets reliable internet soon- we miss you buddy. i saw in eveansville indiana where a chruch was leveled and all the hyminals were on the ground open. i hope someone recorded what songs they were open to, what a testamony that would make. we had our monthly potluck dinner at chruch- it was a thanksgiving dinner, was i ever s-u-r-p-r-is-e-d. thanks for the site info trail boss, if you see fred ask him what he charges to clean pappa bears coat? i'm having trouble posting on new western site, anyone else? i have a nephew from nancy kentucky headed to iraq on nov 12. last month he married his sweetheart. have a great one. pappa

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31345: yea quite sam may be turkey gona deep fry one for turkey day in my turkey fryer!..they are so good ..injected with spices..crisp...right now its butter pecan ice work tomorrow..gona cleanthe new [old] el camino up and get it ready for the auto trader running...hope to make a dime or two..looking for a old jeep...sold mine a few years ago...well back to the eagles and skins football...back in a bit...SPOT

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31346: pappa bear,I'd like to know what those hymnals were open to myself,I've heard of things like that happening,and,a bible being open to a certain page,that relates exactly to the incident that has just happened,have you heard of that?I'll say a prayer for your nephew pappa.My oldest son was told today that they wanted to deploy him to Iraq in January.He asked that they wait until after his April wedding,so,they are going to see what they can do.I told him they could still have a wedding if things didn't work out for April,but,they had thier hearts set on April,so,I hope it works out that way.My other son leaves Wednesday for basic training in Ft. Jackson,S.C..My oldest one will be driving down that day to see his fiance graduate from there,and my next to oldest son will be flying to the same place ,the same day ,for basic training!They know they won't get to see each other,but,thier teasing each other about it.Spot,I've never eaten deep fried turkey,it sounds good,especially injected with those spices.You gonna sell the El Camino?Big football game for this area today,the pittsburgh steelers played tonight,there is black and gold everywhere here.How it turned out,I don't know,because I'm not really into football.I only like to watch it if I'm at the game.Well,better close,take care-ky girl

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31347: Hi everybody!

KY GIRL, keep us up to date where your son is concerned. I want to remember him in my prayers if he goes to Iraq, and I'm sure the rest of the porch would, too.

Yes, my day off was nice. I found a brand new pair of blue jeans just my size at the thrift store. The tags were still on them and they were really pricey. I got them for 3.00! Yipee, they were exactly what I was looking for. I also got a nice artificial tree to put in my Sunday School classroom. Can't wait to put it up and let the kids start decorating it. We have the grooviest classroom around. I have a big cabana set up in the room with colored laterns on it and some flamingo lights. The kids brought their own lawn chairs and I made some big pillows with some wild, 60's-looking material to throw on the floor. We have alot of fun most Sundays.

KY GIRL, what you said about your relatives made me smile. My mom's family is from West Virginia and they were coal miners....real, honest to goodness Hillbillies. You know the movie Coal Miners Daughter? That's how mom's family was, for sure! I have heard my mom talk about, this holler or that holler and wondered what in the heck a holler was. Some of my relatives were kind of backwards, to put it nicely. None has made the National Enquirer, though, but I can think of a couple right off that should have been put in jail. My mom had a younger brother that passed away about a month ago and back in about 1960 he was visiting and molested one of my brothers. When my dad found out, he waited until my mom was asleep then he told mom's brother to get his things and he drove him to the train station. He said to him, "For my wife's sake I won't kill you but if I ever see you here again, I promise I will". Back then people kept quiet about things but my dad has always lived with the guilt of knowing he should have turned him in. I believe my uncle went on to do the same to other young boys without any opposition. I was too young at the time to do anything about it but I saw how my mom's family chose to pretend it wasn't happening and let it go on. Really sad for the young victims. I think the worst thing a person can do besides victimizing a child is to let it happen without intervening. I think mom's whole family was in some kind of sick denial on that one. Ok, enough, time to lighten the subject....GOOBER, when you said you got your wife a trip to the Bahamas, besides, "Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?", I was thinking of that movie Christmas With the Kranks. Did you see that one? It starred Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen as a couple who sends their only dauther off on a trip to Europe and to college and they decide to take a cruise and go to the Bahamas, I think. It is just the funniest and cutest movie and its coming out on DVD on Nov 8. By all means see it if you haven't yet. Its a good one.

I'm getting sleepy so I think I'll turn in. Talk to you tommorrow!


November 06, 2005 - Msg 31348: PS--Hey, now they make those Breath Right nasal strips with VICKS on them. The strips hold our nose open and the VICKS opens your nasal passages...sounds like an unbeatable combination. VICKS can do anything! heehee

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31349: VICKS is so slick,
its what makes me tick!
So greasy and thick,
it helps when you're sick.

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31350: ...speakin' of sick....

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31351: I admit it...My name is Boo...and I'm a Vickoholic.

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31352: "Why don't you just run up an alley and holler VICKS!"

November 06, 2005 - Msg 31353: yea ky if i can get what i want for the el camino im gona sell her..VICKS!..never tryed the they work? hey boo...watched a good john travolta movie "Domestic Disturbance"..pretty good...yall ever saw the movie :Gone Fishing"...tim conway!..its coming on now ...funny...well back in a bit with the breakfast menu....SPOT

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31354: Breakfast...pan cakes and fresh maple syurp,strawberrys,link sausage,hashbrowns...oj,coffee,milk....ready at 6...yall have a great day..going home and sleeping..prayers to all and have a safe day....SPOT

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31355: sending a hello to everyone on the porch. i am still around and breathing. i start college today for theraputic massage. i am all excited. hehe.

thanks spot for breakfast. so saves me some time before i start cleaning and getting ready for school.

~mayberry girl

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31356: mayberry girl- don't drop any wrecking balls on folks or you'll have to call goober to help. goober- i agree this weather is great and if it will get nicer in march that will be great. somehow when i lived down south i could never get into singing dashing thru the snow, frosty the snowman with any feeling cause when your running around in a tee shirt and sunny you see what i mean. illinois may be the same way. spot- thanks for breakfast, it reallyhit the spot. i'll bet you've had a lot of offers on the el camino? now for a snooze, goodnight grandfather. pappa bear

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31357: of course singing was one table i passed up when picking up talent.ha. actually my plate was running over with humble, shy, and pies that there was n room for a great trained voice like barney's. ha pappa bear

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31358: Can someone help me find out what episode the quote below came from:

ANDY: I'd say we're better off than a lot of people. Got a roof over our heads, Aunt
Bee--finest food you ever put in your mouth-- Barney for a friend. Yeah, in
some ways I'd say we are rich.
BARN: You see Opie, it ain't only the materialistic things in this world that makes a
person rich. There's love and friendship.......That can make a person rich.

Thank you.

I'll check this site for replies.

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31359: Prayers for soldier Kevin, Ky girl's sons, pappas nephew and all our troops. Good bless em. Fly your flag high and proudly this Friday!
BOO- my wife would agree, aint nothin' like a good fittin' pair of jeans! Your classroom sound s really cool! Did you see my story about Noah and the dove? Kids say the darnest things!
And yes, Christmas with te kranks ends up with quite a moral at the end.
VICKS also makes a garage door opener run smoothly! haha
Dear Daphane, will never be the same watching those particular episodes! But may soon be true of many like our dear Ernest t also!
HEY to mayberry Girl!

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31360:
Message 31358 -I can picture them saying it, where opie asks if they are rich or poor, but i cant place the episode. Any takers?

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31361: Pappa, yes, I am having trouble at the rifleman site too. Cowgirl tried changing the web address and it mesed things up I thin. I'll keep trying.

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31362: Message 31358. I believe the episode your looking for os episode 108 Opie and his Merrymen. It's the episode with the vagrant that Opie and his friends befriend. I think thats the one. It's in season 4 that will be released soon. Hope that helps.


November 07, 2005 - Msg 31363: Possum. I'm still waiting for my pip plaque! I can hardly wait.
"Where's my plaque? Give me my plaque!"


November 07, 2005 - Msg 31364: ASA- yes, that's the one! The hobo guy tries to get on Opie's side of taking stuff to him. Good call! I dont care what the others say about you, i think you're pretty sharp! ha (plaque or no plaque)

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31365: KY girl, thanks for the answer! I hear ya on the "grown up" talk. When my nieces and nephews were growing up, we would take care of them so my brothers and sisters could have a long weekend, and by Sunday evening wew were all goo-goo-gaa-gaa'd out! haha Glad you have an outlet here, especially when we get on our soapbox!
FRED, I think i have that same Zorro dvd! 7 episodes, I love those old westerns and most all classic TV!
Anyone else here ever put a loop string on #10 tin cans and then use them for "stilts."? We'd hold the string tight and walk around on the cans! (Pre-videogame times!) ha GREAT times!
More later,

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31366: Just a fan who wnet to jean carson's web page and i'm bawling like a baby! what a wonderful, true lady she was!! God bless her and all you wonderful fans SJ

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31367: MDC,I had forgotten about those tin can stilts,I'm gonna have to let the kids make some,they would love it!-ky girl

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31368: mdc- i did tin can stilts and tin can phones as a youngster., but i don't think they would hold me now. the western site i asked cowgirl for instructions you might want to check out pappa bear to cowgirl. since christmas is coming and everyone seems to want vicks i'll get everyone a 50 gallon barrel of vicks, asa- 50 gallon barrel of bullet cleaner. watch your mail boxes. let's all watch at least one episode this weekend with daphine in it as a tribute. getting to be so few of them left, but isn't heaven getting nice and full. supper homemade chilli, cornbread, butter and sweet milk, coffee and maybe a bottole of raffes finest. pappa bear

November 07, 2005 - Msg 31369: Message 31366. Pull up a rocker and join us. There is always room for more fans.


November 07, 2005 - Msg 31370: Hey mayberry girl!...yall i have been slicking up the el camino for her pic in the morning from the auto traider....washed old black duelly also...well snack for tonight will be frosted flaked and mils with bananas....gona to work in the morning....SJ...please come and join us ....asa,mdc,boo,possum,fg,hm,md,Qs...Prayers to all in need ...sorry but in a hurry got clothes to wash ...SPOT

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31371:

This is to certify that ASA
is a 100% all American Pip.

Given on this day Nov. 8,2005

There ya go Asa! You might want to put it in a fancier frame. I imagine it'll look nice next to
your ball of tinfoil.

possum under a rock

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31372: Wow, that is nice Possum, real nice. I don't know what to say. The last time I was this choked up was when I ate one of Homemaker's muffins.:)
I will hang this in a place of great prominence and treasure it all my days. In fact its going on the wall right next to my diploma from the ACME SCHOOL OF BULLET MAINTENANCE. Another highlite in my life.
Mercy, what a great day!

A very humble and proud Asa

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31373: what a beautiful day in the midwest today. upper 70's in november. maybe mother nature is saving our big wammie for christmas, what do you think goober, charlotte tucker of the midwest tuckers, tee-hee just can't help a pickin this morning. probably i'll find out it's bear hunting season. ha. possum- thanks for giving asa his plaque. asa- in honor of your new award breakfast is your choice of places. spot- let us know when the zorro er, elcamino gets published and the page? if we want to changethe color to army green is that extra? pappa

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31374: will do pappa...hey asa,possum...supper is stew in the crock pot and corn bread...big hunks of beef and taters, carrots,sweet tea,....busy here at work....SPOT

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31375: papa i think its gona just be in the ga tenn trader....not nation wide....sorry ...SPOT

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31376: Greetings Porchsters!

Sorry I have been away so long. My computer was ill, and I couldn't get on-line for quite a while. One day, I was typing out some papers on the old puter, and my 8 year old Opie insisted I try to go on-line. I told him it's no use, it's still broken and I didn't "call the man" yet. He insisted that I try going on-line and he added, "I PRAYED mom, now just do it!" (He's can be very forceful at times!) So, just to get him off my back I tried it, and lo and behold, it goes right to the information super-highway! The faith of a child, right!?

It sure is beautiful in this part of the mid-west today! There is still a lot of color on the trees, although the windstorms of the weekend did blow a lot of the leaves down. Kind of late this year to have leaves on the trees anyway!

I haven't had much of a chance to go through all the archives, so I am sorry if I missed anything. Here's wishing one and all a wonderful Mayberry kind of day!

Mary Wiggins

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31377: Wow, Mary Wiggins, His mysterious ways, i just put out an APB for ya yesterday!
Way to go ASA- Possum youre the cats!(is that possible?)ha
Pappa, did you ever drink Tang(the drink of the astonauts) Bosco, or Ovaltine?? I sure drank my fill of all three as a young un.
Ever go to the sat. Matinee movie, see an episode of Discmen from Mars first, which would leave you hanging til the next Sat. Our Orphium Theater in downtown Phx was just restored to its original ornate splendor! It is just as I remember it!
We would also always have a stage show first by a local kids show team, then the serial, then a cartoon, then a B movie , all for 25 cents or 12 cork-lined bottle caps! ha We'd park our bikes outside,no locks, and they'd be there when we came out.
I'll try the western site today!
Hey to Fred, spot, boo, charlotte, JELSIK, kygirl, mayberry girl, alyce, sterling and all!!

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31378: Pappa- I went to the new western group site at yahoo. It was a bit of a "rigor-ma-roll" (where'd we ever get that saying anyway ha?) to get signed up, but it looks good.
If you go to the www.rifleman/ homepage, and go to the Little "western talk" box on the left, click and it will take you there to sign up.
Sorry Mayberryites for using this space for that.
Now back to The Andy Griffith Show...

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31379: Oops, one more thing paPPa Bear, no "/" between rifleman and connors, all runs together.

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31380: ROMEENA--When you retuRn, look over messages above from TOM and 31337, and maybe it is time to do something as we have discussed. Keep us posted. Thanks.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31381: mdc- thanks for the info, i'll take a day out, pack a lunch and give it a try. i'm sure noone minds the space as trail boss, mayberry deputy and others use that site. i'll bet a double feature costs more than 25 cents now and if you leave your bike unlocked it would be walk on home time,what do you think? i sure do remember all those. remember grapefruit pop and the crushes in bottles? made a little on the returned empties. spot- thanks for trader info. maybe while she's cleaned up you could take a couple of pictures and post for us buffs ? thanks for supper might have to shoot for seconds. pappa bear

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31382: mary wiggins- so great to see you back, we've all missed you so much. yes god works in mysterious ways, some times we fail to see his signs. like the chruch that prisioners have unearthed at mindigo (bibical armigetan) belived to be the first chruch ever built. prisioners were on work detail , this site was to be an expansion. we're fighting in ancient babalon on the tigerous and euprates rivers. the tornado in evansville, ind. that leveled the chruch but all the hyminals were on the ground in place open. oh so many signs. didn't mean to preach mary but your mentioning god works in mysterious ways is so true. now if we could just get charlotte tucker, homemaker, sterling, mavis, salty dog, ellen brown, and the rest to check in. pappa

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31383: on the chruch at mindego mentioned above, many first century christion were imprisioned for there beliefs and to think prisioner discovered this. pappa

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31384: Good point there smokeybear, er pappabear!
Fred just passin' thru in my drycleaning store on 18 wheels! harhar Will try the western site when I can set a spell, grab a cot etc ! heard about that church and saw photo of the very well preserved tile floor, amazing, and no asbestos! hah
God Bless DAPHNE, she will be missed, she was quite a DOLL!
have a good porch rocker night.
Fred Goss

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31385: pappa and Fred,where did you read about that church at mindego?-ky girl

November 08, 2005 - Msg 31386: Will do pappa, hey mary...fred...mdc,asa,hm,fg,ky and all...well miss sherry is on her way over after her jazzerise the checkers out...gona whup her...well busy day tomorrow ...pecan pie for a snack tonight....God bless all ...SPOT