November 29, 2005 - Msg 31812: spot , you talked about your mom makes those peanut butter balls in a secret location so the bear and a loveable dog don't chow on down. pappa

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31813: Morning porch.
Floyd, Thanks for watching over us. I had a strong hunch about Mack. Some of his talk did not add up. I don't have the missing archive stored anywhere but I'm pretty sure it's the one where I was singing "Welcome sweet sprintime we greet thee in sonnnggggg.... and the board went blewie!

Boo, to quote Barney, "I wonder if bigger wires would help?" If your extension cord is to small a wire guage it will increase current flow and cause that to happen. When you say you blew a fuse, do you mean in your house or the small fuse in the string of lights? If you are running more than a couple of strings end to end then that could do it too. If not that you may have a short somewhere in the string in which case I'd just replace the string with a new one. Hope that helps.

Boy, I hope Mrs. Wiley is ok. She goes and gets some supher powder for a little scratch and you guys have her buried! (just kidding, I'm sure she is fine, just busy)

Hope you all have a great day and act like somebody!


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31814: bad bear done swept the porch. you might want to check the archives out for what you might have missed, floyd's post, vicks poet revealed and most everyone has checked in and my first experience with a deep fryed turkey. have a great day everyone. that turkey started out at 18 lbs but went on a rapid success diet and couldn't have weighed more than 3 or 4 lbs. pitiful looking bird after dinner. we can't forget the archives where the vicks poet is revealed and i tell you you wouldn't have thought who- although talented, a great writer, and beloved porchster. pappa bear

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31815: good morning asa- we posted same time. like you something didn;t add up but i wanted to give him every chance and the benefit of the doubt until proven wrong. breakfast on trail boss at the waffle house. pappa bear

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31816: Floyd- there must be another Rev. posting at Miss Crump's. It ain't me...I'm scared of her. She rivals the "beast of the 4th floor" in my book. LOL

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31817: Good morning everyone - thanks for the compliments of being the mysteriously masked Vicks poet. I thought you would enjoy knowing! I am currently writing a Christian children's story about Lester the bungling elf.

My little goat (150 pounds) is doing okay. She is getting stronger everyday. I put her on bales of bedding to help her stretch her leg muscles. Hopefully I will get her walking again soon. I appreciate all the animal prayers sent on her behalf.

Pappa - glad you didn't get blown away by all the storms. It sure was windy and rainy yesterday. They are calling for our first substantial snowfall on Monday (my son's birthday). I had told him about 2 weeks ago that there would be a snow day for mommy and that his school would still be in session. The district I work for is about 4-5 times bigger than the district we live in. Let's put it this way - all of the students in K-12 would fit in the middle school building where I work. They have approximately 80 students per grade level in our home district.

Floyd - thanks for taking care of Mack, I thought he sounded somewhat like a fish out of water. . .

Take care everyone -


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31818: pappa its miss sherry thats makes the peanut butter what did we find out about mack?...hey asa,Rev..trail boss,boo,ro,ky,possum and all...going shopping this fine day here in ga with miss sherry...lunch will be at longhorn steak house on ME...SPOT

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31819: Order me up the biggest TBone in the place, spot, I'm on my way! Maybe we could talk Miss Sherry into bringing along some of her peanut butter balls to share, too!

So the Vicks cured your skin condition, homemaker, so's you could take off your mask. Enjoyed you waxing poetic on us. ; )

It's downright frigid here on my end of the porch. It's still in the 20's here at 10 am, and still fairly windy. We didn't get any of the precipitation that a lot of the US got, so I'm happy about that. Hope the rest of you have fared well over the last few days.

Prayers for all - have a great day!

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31820: Hi gang! Trail Boss IS the same as Fred Goss. he uses that name at the western site! Sorta like me and pappabear use western names on that board! Ha
Fred,(TB) yes, look me up next trip. I will email ya.
BOO- as I know the movie by heart, that line is James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life, and I remember it was quite a shocker the first time I heard it! Thanks to you boo and afd for the checks on Mrs Wiley! I sure hope it's just that she is busy. I will pray for her and her folks, as prayers continue for ky girl's folks.
Pappa- On the news thanksgiving evening here there was a story of a guy who nearly burnt down his garage with a turkey fryer! It was just outside the garage door, something caused a flare up and half his garage dooor burnt up! They got it out with a garden hose!
Floyd-- thanks for your help! Hope all is well with you and the missus!
Prasyers for all,


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31822: 'Morning, all! So, Mack was a weirdo after all. He never rang true to me either, but like everyone else, I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. It's really rather sad, that there are people out there with nothing more to do than to try to bother other folks. Mack, if you're reading this, please get a life. Do something worthwhile. If you're immobile for some reason, there are still things you can do. Obviously, your typing fingers work, so find something constructive to do via computer, but please, quit being a nuisance and try to be worthy of the space you occupy and the oxygen you consume on this earth.

homemaker, I knew it was you, but as I said before, I cheated to find out, so no points for me. Thanks for the fun and mystery. We all enjoyed it.

Silly me, I thought the "Rev" who posted a little while back was Rev Jr.'s dad. I think he goes by "Rev."

You know, if we keep getting pestered by imposters and interlopers, maybe Floyd could set up some sort of password that one would have to use before posting. Anybody could still read, but would have to sign in to post. I don't know much about the logistics of doing something like that, it might be hard to do, but it's an idea. Darned interlopers, anyway!

Well, guess I'd better go grab some lunch, got to go to PT at 2 pm, so need a little fuel in the furnace. Have a great day, everyone! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31823: I just popped in to say that it is a real shame that some individuals get their kicks from causing others annoyance and worse. I post at Miss Crump's and just lurk in your neck of the woods, but you all seem real friendly and I enjoy reading your posts. It's pathetic that someone would jump in and make a moulage on the porch. People ought never to do that.

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31824: Hey Me-They, I know you from Miss Crumps. Enjoy your posts. Here, let me dust off a rocker for you and join us. Always room for good hearted true blue TAGS fans. It's a nice place to sit back and relax and converse with good people.


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31825: Forgot to mention in my earlier post that if you want to sign a nationwide pet-tion to retailers who do not use Christmas anywhere in their stores anymore, go to
to sign it. It states that Macy's got the message after a similar pet-tion last year and have brought Christmas back to Macys. Sliding the box back under the porch now! Love and prayers to all. Tom, thanks for your timely message, and Me-They, same to you! All you fine porchsters are gems to me, and have helped me thru many down times.
Boo, I should also have mentioned to you that a good, understanding husband sure helps to have during your time. Took me a few mood swings to figure it all out, but once i did, she was REAL appreciative of my support and understanding.
Ya all have a nice crisp Mayberry winter day!

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31826: interlopers should be banned but we should pray for them because the prroblems they have could use god's intervention. maybe we coulad do our own code example; if you use a single name like homemaker, you would be homemaker 10- the number of letters would be your number. asa- 3. spot 4 and mdc- 3m - if more than one have the same number of letters then the number and first letter of name. any other ideas or would it work? pappa bear

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31827: Hi all its Mack
I hope all is well!

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31828: Boo- I was looking thru archives to get some info on something and I ran across your post that mentioned how your sister cant stand to have a fork by itself in the silverware compartment of the dishwasher! Remember that one? It struck me so funny! LOL ! Now there's a real "compelshun." ha! Have a good day.
Pappa, we miss ya at the western site!

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31829: Hi MDC can I ask what that stands for?

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31830: Hi MDC can I ask what that stands for?

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31831: Boo, I also read the one where your nurse friend tried to re-hydrate her overcooked turkey with 1000 cc of fluids. Some great stuff from Dec of 03!

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31832: Hi Mack, hope you will stay in the spirit of Mayberry with us. thanks!
"It's me, it's me it's Ernest T, also known as MDC!"
Just kidding, it's really
Mr Darlin's Cuz (from the episodes with the Darling family)

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31833: Thanks for throwing out the welcome mat, Asa. Maybe I'll stop in and say howdy from time to time instead of just lurking. You all have such a friendly porch.

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31834: Your welcome here anytime Me-They. Love to have you join us. Just a word of caution though. If approached by homemaker with anything that looks like meatballs or little round hard candy, politely but firmly decline her offering. I learned the hard way. :)


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31835: Hey Me-They, good to have you here. -- Floyd

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31836: Evenin' Y'all! Yes,Ky girl,my quote was from The Walton's Christmas movie" The Homecoming". Ashley Longworth-now he must have been something for Miss Emily (I think it was Emily) to pine for him all those years!
Floyd,thanks for all the "trouble checks" you do to keep the Porch nice for us.Much appreciated!
Well,so homemaker was the Vicks poet- I didn't suspect her at all! Glad that Star is doing well.
Mr. Possum is annoying me to the point I can't think! He's watching one of those Caddyshack movies and obviously thinks I want to stop what I'm doing and look at every scene he deems humorous.I think it's time for me to scoot off to another spot under my rock! Good Grief!
Y'all have a good evening! P.S. Hey Me-They! Glad to have you on the Porch.
possum under a rock

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November 29, 2005 - Msg 31868: Oh, brother.
- Hazel

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31869: What in the world is this...hi stuff.....SPOT

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31870: Gosh gang...hope the porch gets back to and i and miss sherry put the tree up and lights outside...looks great...just love my kids..andy [yea he is named after andy g.]will be 14 tomorrow....well back to lights ...SPOT

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November 29, 2005 - Msg 31874: Well, Mack, if you didn't post all the "hi" messages, then somebody else is using your computer. Perhaps you'd better go check on that. --Romeena

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31875: Trust that all had a blessed day.

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31876: Hey Rev,

It's been a good one...Thanks!! Things are usually good here in Mayberry. -- Floyd

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31877: gosh........porch..........lets get back togetherr

Ro is buying at the I HOP...ok gang......lets get back together,........SPOT

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31878: Friends, I want to encourage you to ignore our "Ben Weaver" if/when he returns. Saying anything to "Ben" just lets him have his jollies so just remember to give him the "Big Freeze" and ignore his bad behavior. Just let me know when it's happening and I'll do my best to take care of it. --Floyd

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31879: hey possum..asa,boo,ro,avd.mdc,and all........just hate that have to go ga

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31880: That what have to go wrong, Spot? Please read the message I left above. You're just playing into "Ben Weaver's" hands by reacting to him. --Floyd

November 29, 2005 - Msg 31881: Oh my gosh, I just posted a long post and then accidentally hit the reset button and lost it! Grrrrr!

Today was a good but difficult day. My 80 yr old dad is sick with the flu and is very weak and is confused at times so I am forcing him to the dr tomorrow! Huuby is still sick and my 4 yr old, too, so I have had alot to do today. I was starting to get on a "pity kick" today and then my Avon lady called (she's the one who lives in the nostalgic old house) and I realized that she is alone. No husband, no children and I am afraid she might me lonely. I started to count my blessings then and there. Thank God for my healthy children and my parents and husband, who is a good man and wonderful provider. I am very thankful to have a family to love and serve and the provisions to do it with. I'm also blessed with many good friends, including all of you. This porch is a great place to be...such nice, non-judgemental people.

Yes, MDC, you guessed the movie. I was a little shocked, too, the first time I heard that line but I am wondering if "making love" may have meant something a bit different than it does these days. Maybe back then it meant kissing or making out instead of the "real deal" like it does today. Any of you more mature porchsters know? Just curious...

ASA, thanks for the input. I will pass on your knowledge to Mr. Boo and let him deal with it. I'M THROUGH! I don't think I have the patience for it at this point (or any other point)in my life. heehee

You know, MDC, you talked about how you learned to be patient with your wife. You are a wise man. My husband has had to deal with this sort of thing off and on for years. I remember after I had my first child, I had some hormone imbalance and got really mean and Bruce was usually the focus of my anger. I remember once throwing a toaster at him and I threw it so hard it hit the wall and busted into a million pieces. When I told my dr about it at my next appointment, she put me on something to straighten me out right away. Seems funny now (probably not to Bruce, though).

Trying to think of another movie quote...hmmmmm...ok. here's another one: (it's an easy one) "There's more of gravy than of grave about you!"


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31882: Oh almost forgot, MDC, as far as I know my sister is still putting her forks together (weirdo). She is strange but lovable. She is about to wear herslef out right now. She is a church secretary and helps out with the Salvation Army, picking up money from the bell-ringers, counting and depositing it and she also runs something called Christmas for Kids for this county. They provide toys for needy kids at Christmas. Its a tough time for her...lots to do and I wish I could help her more. She also has her son, his wife and two young children living with her while they are trying to get through college and be able to afford it on their own. I am very proud of my big sister (they don't call her Saint Susan for nothing). Just wanted to share something about her with all of you. She drops in from time to time but is always silent.


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31883: The verse of Vicks no longer rings,
your praises aren't extolled.
The poet's lips are silent now,
your graces go untold.

Another comes to take the place,
to carry on the torch...
To sing the praises of our Vicks
to all those on the porch!


November 29, 2005 - Msg 31884: "Vick-tory!"

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31885: Another Vick's poet - I love IT!
Vick-tory indeed!


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31886: A horrible thing happened to me today.....a thief broke into my
>house. It happened shortly after I awoke this morning. I got up and began
>rushing about. I had a thousand things on my list and was already
>running behind. Quickly, I gulped down breakfast, took a shower and
>got ready for work.
>In my rush, I forgot to turn the security system on at my house. It
>was just about a half an hour later that the thief broke in. Of course,
>he didn't make a sound. Just kind of snuck inside, not drawing any
>attention to himself. In fact, none of the neighbors ever saw him.
>But, I did.
>You see, I WAS HOME when the thief broke in.
>He naturally startled me, as I was unprepared for his visit. He, of
>course, didn't announce that he was coming and I certainly had not
>invited him over.
>And yet, I found myself face to face with danger and I felt so
>powerless. I also felt so very stupid, because this whole incident
>could have been avoided if I had just taken the time to turn the security
>system on.
>You better believe I'll be turning it on tomorrow morning! I thought
>I'd warn you about this guy, because he's still on the loose. Chances
>are, he's in your area. Possibly even headed for your house.
>His name? His name is Satan. You see, this morning when I jumped up
>in my haste to get started on my busy day, I skipped my prayer time -
>opting to "pray later today." In other words, I DIDN'T TURN ON THE
>SECURITY SYSTEM. My defense wasn't on, my guard was dropped .....
>and when the thief came into my home to attack me, I was unprepared to
>do battle. He tempted me and I felt powerless. Like I said, I also felt
>so very stupid, because I could have avoided the incident if I had just
>taken the time to pray.
>My friend, the thief has come to "steal, kill and destroy." And, as
>a Child of God, you are on his "hit list." He'll probably pop over to
>your house today. He may be lurking outside your door right now, just
>waiting to catch you off guard.
>Take time to pray this morning. Ask God to bind Satan from your very
>presence, to protect you and empower you to do battle. In short
>..... don't forget to turn your security system on.
>-- Author Unknown
Just passing this on - thought it was really good.


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31887: Boo-- I guess we cant fault your dear sister for her fork line-up, when she does all those other wonderful things! That's great!
HM- wonderful little analogy! Good worsd of wisdom!
Wow, a new vicks poet!
More later , have a good one!

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31888: Thanks for your warning, Asa. I try to avoid round food; choking hazard you know.

I enjoyed your littels tory, HM. I have already e-mailed it to some friends.

This is a great day; be glad in it, all.


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31889: Good afternoon all! I've made it back. Was busy harvesting soybeans and planting wheat till the rain ran me inside for awhile. Having a garage added on to the house has kept me going too. It's almost done! sounds like all are well. will try to catch up on the posts. Hope to get back in the fields on thursday!Rock em easy,Quiet Sam!

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31890: Think I've figured out the confusion (maybe it was just me that was confused,LOL). Thought I had a "who's on first" type thing going with Floyd and Ro. Apparently, we have a "Rev" and a "Rev.Jr." Fine by me, if it's fine by the other Rev (no Jr.)


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31891: Now I'm confused? What made you ting there was a "who's on first" type thing with me and Ro? :) Just wondering.

There's no problem with you being "Rev Jr." at all. So far as I know..."Rev" from Miss Crump's Blackboard doesn't visit here on the porch. I just mistook you for that "Rev."

I hope everyone is having a Mayberry Day!!


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31892: Floyd- if I read correctly, I thought you were the one that welcomed me to the porch a few days ago. That threw me off because I've been hanging around the porch for a while. But, that was MY mistake because you were actually welcoming the other Rev. Then I think Ro said something about her thinking that "Rev" was my dad. At that point I was totally confused. Y'ALL weren't was ME! LOL See, another good reason for me to visit the porch more often. If I would have been here all along I could have nipped it in the bud. Have I totally confused you now? LOL

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31893: Boo,I had to laugh at your toaster story,it reminded me of what I did one time when my older kids were little!The twins were 5 and the oldest was 6,it had been a crazy week,so hectic,and thier dad worked out of town all the time,so the most he would be home was maybe 2or3 days every 2 weeks,so,I had a set routine for me and the kids so everthing ran smoothly[or pretty much as it can with kids!haha!]anyway,thier dad came home one day,and decided to take us camping,so,we just up and packed a few things and left for the night,well that night turned into 2 more days,which was ok,but,then we got home,and I had to get the kids back to thier routine for school,and.through all this I hadn't had a chance to do the dishes that were left in the sink.So,when we got home,thier dad asked why the dishes weren't done,andme,usually being a calm person who doesn't get real upset,I didn't say anything.Well,he walked in the other room,andI proceeded to throw the plates and siverware against the opposite wall from the sink,he was so shocked he didn't know what to say!I was shocked i did it,but,wasn't a bit sorry at the time!After that ,I realized I neede some time away,so i went shopping,felt a whole lot better after that!From then on,when I said I needed a break,I got it!Gotta go put supper on the table,you all hurry and get here while it's hot-ky girl

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31894: Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but if ky girl says hurry and get to the table, I'm on my way! I don't want any plates flung at me! She sounds as bad as Jennie Boone, when she gets mad.

I'm sad to report that one of my little screech owl visitors has died. He was found in my neighbor's yard yesterday morning, alive but in bad shape. I thought he had been shot, as he had a tiny spot of blood on his feathers. I scooped him up and rushed him across Dallas to a bird rehabber I know of, but he died on the way. She did a post-mortem, and believes he was just picked up by that awful wind we've been having, and thrown into the branches of a tree. He couldn't have weighed over a few ounces, and that wind toppled a 35 lb flowerpot headfirst into my fishpond, so guess it could dash a little owl into a tree. Poor little thing, and now its mate is all alone. Makes me sad. Guess I'll watch some Season Four episodes and maybe I'll feel better.

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

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31895: That ky girl throws a mean leg-o-lamb too! Ha

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31896: So sorry, Ro! A cat we had been feeding at work
also passed on today. Prayers for all porchsters and all our special little ones!

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31897: just got back to my porch and wanted to say hello. sounds like a lot went on today so i'll skip most of it. floyd- how was your thanksgiving? how is mrs floyd? boo- prayers for your dad, hubby and your family. quiet sam- so great having you rocking again, be careful and remember our prayers are with you. romeena- sorry about the critters, glad your alright. the weather this year has been strange. ky girl- do you still occasionaly do dishes that way? great story. homemaker- loved the story, thanks. hey to spot, rev jr and mdc- doctor said i have two pinched nerves in right leg and knee right side damaged and i'll be going to a nuerology specialist soon. snow coming my way tonight, so they say. ho- ho- ho. have a great evening everyone. pappa bear

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31898: Hey gang, thanks for all that you do floyd..hey me-they are you new?...hey asa,hm,Rev,boo,ro,mdc,afd,slim,smh,mw,possum and all the porch ..gona read the archives ...been Christmas shopping today with miss sherry ..and sorry floyd did not mean to play into anybodys hands....hey pappa....get home made chile fopr lunch tomorrow in the crock pot .....SPOT

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31899: Howdy thar folks. Man the roads arnt fit to be on thru the midwest, that's why I'm not on em right now! Har Just finished a good beefsteak and will crawl up into the sleeper for 40 winks.
When I have a steak, I always thank the Lord for giving us such provision. May seem wierd to you since I drive em around, but He had it all in mind from the start! Boy I leave for a few days and the Porch has chairs thrown all over the place, harhar! I better go check the McCain ranch on the western site. That place has been shakin too! Welp, God bless ya all, and be careful out there. and to get my name right this time...Fred Goss

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31900: Hey Pappa Bear and all....Mrs. Floyd is doing wonderfully well. He back is healing up and she's much better than she was a year ago when she had her first of 2 back surgerys.

Spot, I'm glad to do what I do...or I guess I'd get tired of doing it. ha ha.. The love of Mayberry is what keeps me having fun with this site and all of the and family of web sites and visiting places.

You folks are the salt of the earth and it's my honor to be your host here on the porch....though most of the time I'm in the back room working to keep things heart is here on the porch.


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31901: Well's been good listening in on the porch again today. Kinda like family...just like the Good Lord meant it to be. Everyone be blessed as we rest for another day to serve HIM.

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31902: Hey Rev...and Floyd you are the pip of the porch ..ha ha...hey fred....thanks for moving the goods....we have to have people like you to make America....the frankie flint ep came on tv land tonight ...very neat...well will check back soon....SPOT

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31903: HI ALL. WILL IT LOOK LIKE EVERYONE HADA GOOD DAY.


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31904: You are very kind, Floyd and we can't thank you enough for keeping things up and running. Really, it means so much.

Still dealing with ill family members. Tough day. Mr Boo got a shot today at the dr's and I am forcing my dad to the dr tomorrow. He has a bad lung from asbestos and gets pneumonia easily. We are all supossed to be going away for the weekend to Fredricksburg but now, I just don't know. Your continued prayers would be much appreciated.

HM, I liked what you shared with us and I think i will sign off so I can get up a bit early and have a devotion time....I don't want to get ripped off any more than I already have. I have been thinking about how I am quick to lose my temper and yell at the kids lately and I know that if I set my prioroties right and spend that time with the Lord and in the bible, I would be alot sweeter!

Yes MDC, we will try to overlook my sister's little fork thing....

So sorry about the owl, RO. That kind of thing really hurts. You are such a kind soul to try to help the little thing. God bless you for it.

Goodnight All,

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31905: Oh hi TOM, I didn't see you there. Your poem brought a tear to my eye because It encouraged me in something that I am doing to try and help a family on my street. I am so busy with my own family but have been getting out of my comfort zone, so to speak to help them and have been questioning my wisdom in doing so. I feel in my heart I should, though, and the poem helped to encourage me in that. Thanks.

KY GIRL, I can SO see myself throwing those plates against the wall...I know that feeling well! ha

Nighty-night (for real this time)


November 30, 2005 - Msg 31906: What Christmas movie is this from??: "The jelly of the month club?!.....It's the gift that keeps on giving."

November 30, 2005 - Msg 31907: Romeena, you are such a good person for even trying to help that little bird.

You can have my prayers, Boo. I hope things get easier for you. I know about tough times, I think we all do. But what can help is knowing that we are not alone with our problems and we have the support and caring of, not only God, but also of people we may not even really know.

Have a nice night!
-Sterling Holobyte

December 01, 2005 - Msg 31908: So sorry for your little owl Ro - we are critter lovers on this porch. My goatie is getting along really well. I helped her stand yesterday on all fours. She was wobbly but she is getting her strength back.

Prayers please for my son's teacher. Her mother is very ill and my son was told that she was close to death. So please lift up Mrs. Brown. She is a good Christian teacher. .that is a blessing in itself.

Thank you always Tom for your inspirational poetry. You are very loved on this porch.


December 01, 2005 - Msg 31909: Oh Asa - I thought about making some buckeyes - are you wanting me to send you some? :) hm

December 01, 2005 - Msg 31910: Well, Spot, I'm new to most of you, but I'm a regular at Miss Crump's and have been lurking on your board for ages. Good day to all!

December 01, 2005 - Msg 31911: It was my son's teacher's mother -in-law that passed away. I just found this out. hm

December 01, 2005 - Msg 31912: Prayers for the Brown family. Thank you for telling us so we could pray, HM. I am rejoicing in what Jesus said to the family of Lazarus, "Whoever believes in me, though he were dead yet shall he live and he who lives and believes in me shall never die". The gospel is certainly very good news.

Glad Star is on her feet. That's an answer to prayer right there!

Thanks for the encouragement, Sterling. You are always just a joy to talk to. I don't know if you realize it or not but there is something so open and honest about you. You always share from the heart and its a blessing to us. My days just seem so busy and stressful sometimes and coming here to the porch for a few minutes each day helps me come back to earth, just knowing we are not alone in our difficulties and we can still laugh and rejoice with each other is a huge help.

My dad fell when he got up this morning. He is so weak. I made an appointment for him but its not until 4pm and I have to somehow get him cleaned up. He has been wearing the same clothes for days but I have not had the heart to make him clean up. He just looks so miserable. My brother in law is off work today and I think I will have him come and help me. I keep thinking about the day when dad won't be able to do for himself. He's a big guy, about 6 foot and 220lbs. Not sure how I'll do it. Oh well, I shouldn't borrow trouble. He may still have some good years left, Lord willing.

I better some cleaning and packing to do and then tomorrow its off to Fredricksburg! I need a vacation. My sister and her husband will be coming to stay with my parents while I'm gone. Fredricksburg is a neat place at Christmastime. I'll be eating some good german food and seeing some nice Christmas lights and a Christmas parade.....can't wait.

(whispering...) "Hey ASA,...are you really going to try Homemaker's buckeye candy?? Do you have good insurance?" hehe


December 01, 2005 - Msg 31913: Good morning, everyone! Sterling, I have to second what Boo said about you. I have the same impression. What would we do without our dear porch friends? Even though few of us ever get to meet face-to-face (at least on this planet), there are still bonds and friendships that are so precious. Someone suggested a while back that we should all appoint a family member to step in and inform the porch if something happens to one of us. I think that's a great idea, and I've already spoken to my kids about it. Just be sure to give them the web address.

I don't deserve any thanks for trying to help my little owl friend. Without any doubt, I know that everyone on this porch would have done the same thing. I'm just sorry that he couldn't be saved, and relieved that it was a natural force that took him, not some imbecile with a pellet gun.

Well, away I go. Errands to run, therapy session this afternoon, house to straighten, then I must (dum-dum-DUMMMM!) start decorating the tree! It's one of those things that I dread, but enjoy immensely once I get started. The thing is nine feet tall, and I have several hundred ornaments, each of which has a special meaning to me. A friend is coming over to watch more of Season Four, so perhaps she'll help me with the tree as well.

Have a great day, everyone! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Ho, ho, ho." --Barney (very unenthusiastically)

"Try putting a 'pooh' on the end of it there." --Andy (impish grin on his face)

December 01, 2005 - Msg 31914: welcome to december, porch friends. it snowed about 2 inches here in central illinois last night. personaly i prefer it about 70 degrees outside with my snows, ha. welcome me- they to the porch. mdc- remind me never to use that fellow to deep fry my turkeys. i love the tast but if it's done i really like it done about 3 counties over and brown trucked in. boo- sorry about your dad. prayers continue for him and your family. romeena- wouldn't it be great if all the folks surrounding 3 states around us would have a porch meeting once in a central location? maybe it would blossum to an annual event. a porch convention? homemaker- i order about a bushel of those buckeye cookies with hot chocolate. sterling- great seeing you back with us. how's the family? fred goss- prayers for you while your on the road, be careful friend. tom another great poem, we all need to reflect more on where we came from and where we're going , so our earthly journey will be better service to our lord. ky girl- you must be out shopping or in the kitchen a cooking away. goober, mayberry deputy, charlotte tucker, mary wiggins, mrs wiley, and the rest of the porch we say a prayer your home on your rocker soon. have a mayberry day and who will sing lead at the chruch christmas program? pappa bear