January 07, 2006 - Msg 32624: Arnold

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32625:
I do believe there was a Fuzzy W#zzy, who had no hair, and a Fozzie Bear, who was a stand-up comic, on the Muppet Show. Then of course there was the best Bear of all, in my humble opinion, coach Bear Bryant. Roll Tide Roll!!


January 07, 2006 - Msg 32626: Hey Folks,

Thanks for the good words about the new Mayberry FAQs by TAGSRWC. I'm very hopeful that it will be a fun place for folks to find Mayberry information as well as a good source for US when answering folks questions about Mayberry.

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32627: Well, I guess you swept the porch, Arnold. Good job!

Asa, I never thought of that for the Blue Bonnett jingle. Is that what happens when a Smurf gets sick? ;)

Hope everyone has a good day!
-Sterling Holobyte

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32628: Ha, very clever Sterling!

Ro, I don't think you talk too much at all. I love to read your posts and I think I probably talk more than you do (watch the comments, ya'll). Sorry the bed didn't do the magic for your back. The Fuzzy W#zzy bear was a bar of soap, Ro. You got it wet, set it somewhere in the dark overnight and it grew fuzz. Go figure? It was probably toxic and that's why it didn't stay on the market long.

Yes! Yes! Yes! I remember Soap-On-A-Rope, Possum! In fact, I ran into some at the local Avon store. Its kind of a retro-thing they did for Christmas this year. The soap didn't smell like the old soap on a rope that I remember so I didn't buy it, darn it! It would have been a cool flash-back to the 70's. Did you ever use that stinky Sweet Honesty perfume? Can you believe they still make that stuff? OK, here is an old commercial slogan for ya...."All my men wear English Leather or they wear nothing at all". Remember that one? Pretty daring for back then.

I watched the Tags ep called, Andy's Rich Girlfriend and it had been along time since I had seen it. It was hilarious! The scene with Barney, Andy and the girls at the lake was so funny. Remember when Barney was groping at Thelma Lou in the back seat of the patrol car and Thelma was trying to get Barney off of her and get out of the car? She said, "No Barney! Andy is going to talk to the hawk!"...Barney replied, "That's HIS problem". Boy, I laughed at that. Also so funny when Barney said, "I don't want to take my shoes and socks off in front of EVERYBODY" and Andy said, "It's okay. Both the girls have a brother.". Classic!

Well, lots to do today so I had better scurry. Ya'll have a fine Saturday. It is seventy degrees and beautiful here today.


January 07, 2006 - Msg 32629: Mid-seventies here, Boo, sunny and beautiful. I've been working in the yard, planted some more pansies. I started taking down Christmas lights out front, got most of the twinkles out of the shrubbery and flowerbeds. My son is on his way over with his family, to take the roof lights down, bless his heart. I've got a turkey in the oven, with stuffing and the whole works. It's what my DIL wanted, or so she said. Actually, I suspect she knew I wanted it (didn't cook one at Christmas) and I think she just said that for my sake. She's such a sweetheart.

Sounds like they're here - the Plum is trying to remove the door fron its hinges. Will catch you all later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32630: Boo,I had a soap on a rope (from Avon,I think) that was orange in color and fragrance-smelled good!As for the Sweet Honesty,well,I liked it!And yeah,they still make it because I gave my niece a Sweet Honesty gift set for Christmas! To each his own,they say! As for me now,I like to wear lavender and my "dress up the possum" perfume is called Design.Maybe we've started something here,Boo-ladies,name your fragrances!
Sounds like Turkey leftovers for lunch tomorrow-thanks Ro!
possum under a rock
P.S.Didn't sing Asa's Blue Bonnet/Vomit song,but Boo,I remember the Comet one! (Hope Ro's already gone-don't wanna ruin her appet-ite!)

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32631: Thank you to everyone for the Congrats on my Graduation. You guys make me believe in myself which goes a long way!

How are things tonite on the fine porch of Mayberry? We are all good at Dixie Manor. We ate pork ribs, salad, baked potato, and homade biscuits with homade strawberry syrup. Yummmm. Plenty of leftovers for everyone!

Now we are all kicked back listening to the 50's music station off our DirecTV. Feels good.

Soda pops all around. My treat. Watch your foot I'm about to rock forward.....

Relax friends, life right now is A-O-K ;)

:):)Dixie Belle

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32632: Dixie, I picture you as serene as Malcom Tucker at the end of his episode. You got a peeled apple in your hand?


January 07, 2006 - Msg 32633: RO, can you beleive I cooked a turkey today, too? Bruce bought one the other day on sale and I baked it today. As I am writing, he and Erin are cutting into it. We will use it for sandwiches and soup over the next few days. Sounds like you have a peach of a daughter in law.

I sure have been enjoying season 3 of TAGS. I think its my favorite so far. I had forgotten about how MEAN the mayor was that season and, of course Peggy is in alot of episodes and she is my favorite of Andy's girlfriends. Wonder what ever happened to her. I don't recall ever seeing her in anything else.

Possum, I guess alot of people must like the Sweet Honesty since they still make it. My favorite fragrance is Mackee or Coco Channel. I also like Bath and Body Works Cottom Blossom alot.

Been a long day and I still have to prepare my sunday school lesson for in the morning so I better scoot! Goodnight,


January 07, 2006 - Msg 32634: Sweep Arnold..SPOT here...got to read the archives...hey to everybody..hey ro.asa.bo.ky,hm,pappa,...girla what about that white rain spraw ..shewww...musk for men..me and the kida [kel & andy]have shot off rockets tonight..600 ft ones...well bed for me up at 4:30 to be at work at 6am ..could i slide by somebodys house for a bite on the way to work?...SPOT

January 07, 2006 - Msg 32635: Come on by, Spot. I've got some croissants left over from dinner, and they're great for breakfast. Just split them, toast them and add butter and jam, and they're goooo-ood!

Fragrance? I love Fleur de Cocoa when I want something serious, and most anything from Bath and Body Works when I'm feeling light-hearted, especially the citrus-y blends.

I'd sure like to know what Blue Midnight was like - wasn't that the one Opie broke at the drug store, the one Andy was going to buy for Helen?

Kids and grandkids just left. They had their neighbor's dog with them, they're keeping her while her family is out of town. Nice little dog, a dachsund/spaniel mix, very sweet. The Plum pretty much ignored her, but Chelsea didn't seem to mind. She just found herself a spot to lie down, and stayed out of the way. Very well-behaved little furkid.

Guess I'll turn in, though I dread it, because I know how miserable I'm going to be in the morning. Now isn't that a fine mess? Gotta do something about it, no question.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32636: good morning dears and honeys! auh20 in your msg# 32625 you forgot to add pappa bear, boo- boo, yogi bear, lets hear it for the bears. hey to sterling and boo this morning. ro could you send about 20 of those degrees to the midwest? spot- hope your hanging in there, like you i've not read the posts after being gone a week , we're still wore out. thank you lord for another day to journey in your world, amoung our friends and families. amen. pappa bear

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32637: Thanks Romenna,I like the grape jam,here at work now till 8...gona find me a movie and hope lights stay on!..back in just a bit...hey boo,pappa,ky,hm,mdc,possum,asa,well ya know all of ya...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32638:
Morning Folks,

What a great morning here on the Great Lakes end of the porch. The snow is falling gently, big flakes, got a hot cup of coffee and Sponge Bob is playing in the back ground. My two daughters "camped out" in the living room last night. The little one's still snoozing.

I love the FAQ section. The question about Andy's pant leg and his boot hits close to home. I can remember asking my Dad, when I was a youngster, why he didn't lay his pant leg over his boot and he said if it was good enough for Andy it was good enough for him. Funny the things you remember.

spot- I could never forget pappa bear. We were mentioning bears of yesteryear and pappa is very much a contemporary bear. ( that was a close one).

Romeena- Sounds like you had a good day yesterday.


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32639: morning auh2o...very nice 42 degrees here in Georgia...going up to 60 or so..im hee at work till 8 then tomorrow it "doc" time all 4 wisidom teeth pulled at 10:15 am...well watching a clint eastwood movie..I just love the south..cold winters and 95 degree summers!..no snow much here though...cant wait till boat and lake days...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32640: Wow where is the porch today?...great day here in Ga. 56 degrees and Im stuck here inside at work...miss shery has too her grandson [2] to one of our coworkers lake to fish..bet they are having a ball...well back to the giants game..lunch will be pizza ordered from pappa johns...all kinds...sprite...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32641: 'Morning, all! Yep, auh2o, I had a very nice day yesterday. Always a pleasant time when my son and his wife and her parents come over. I think I've mentioned before that my DIL's mom is my very dear friend, and we have a lot of fun together. She's the "Eloise" mentioned in the Mongolia journals.

Cloudy here today, but a balmy 69 degrees, heading for the mid-seventies. Flowers are blooming happily, a zillion birds are perched on the wires and trees, squirrels poking their heads out of nest boxes, all waiting for me to come outside with some groceries for them. I'll put out critter mix and peanuts for the squirrels and bluejays, mixed seed for the various birds, cracked corn for the doves, and some crumbled crackers for everyone. That's how I get rid of old crackers, cookies, bread, cereal, whatever. If nobody else eats it, the pigeons will. They eat anything! I have half a package of cranberries left over, will mix that with some crumbled dry cereal and mix in a tablespoon or two of peanut butter. I'll dump it on a flagstone, and it will be gone in minutes. Everybody likes it! Actually, it looks pretty good to me, too! Ha! I hope Winken, Blinken and Nod drop by and join in the banquet.

Well, have a great Sabbath, everyone. I didn't make it to church, woke up with a very sore throat and decided not to go sit in close proximity to other people and "share the wealth", so to speak. Hated to miss, though. I love our pastor's sermons - nothing "dry as dust" about them, and I dearly love my SS class and all my friends there, too. Still, I didn't want to pass this on, so here I am at home.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32642: Woohoo! I have to share this. The pigeon flock has come in to feed, and my old friend is there. He (or she) is a pretty cream color with rust-colored markings, unusual and very identifiable. He was hobbling on one foot about three months ago, his left leg sticking out at a right angle to his body, obviously broken. I felt so bad for him, but there was nothing I could do, because he flew just fine - no catching him. I saw him again about a month ago, and noticed he would occasionally put that broken foot to the ground for balance, but didn't walk on it. This morning, he's walking! The foot is still at an odd angle, and his gait is not normal - that foot sort of flaps up and down, but he is definitely walking on it! He's walking crooked, but so am I! Yippee! I'm happy for my little birdie friend.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32643: One more thing. I got this in am email from my cousin, and thought it was funny.

He didn't like the casserole
And he didn't like my cake.
My biscuits were too hard...
Not like his mother used to make.
I didn't perk the coffee right
He didn't like the stew
I didn't mend his socks...
The way his mother used to do.
I pondered for an answer
I was looking for a clue
Then I turned around and smacked him...
Like his Mother used to do.


Wonder if she used a leg o'lamb?? (teehee)


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32644: Romenna this sounds bad but will you post your photo site again and I will be sure to store it this time...thanks ...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32645: have a great day everyone

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32646: No problem. The photo site is: romeena.myphotoalbum.com.

Porchsters, I'm expanding this photo site a bit, as you will see if you visit. Give me a day or two to work on it. Check out Porchsters' Pets, and later there will be another Porchsters something or other. Again I say - if you'll email me your pictures of your pets, yourself, your home, anything you'd like to share, I'll get them on the site. For privacy, if you wish, omit anything with identifiers such as house numbers, mailboxes, whatever. I can't imagine that there would be a problem with any of us, but the site is available to anyone if they know the address.

Floyd, if you have any concerns, suggestions, or advice, I'd be most happy to hear from you.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32647: Thanks Romeena!..I left you a few more...and will get some better ones....GREAT idea..[hope its not to much trouble for you].....tonight lets have pot luck dinner...I will bring mac-n-cheese and Tea...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32648: I can't get into the site, Ro. I'm just... ignorant. I'm just no good.
- Hazel

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32649: Hazel are you puting [www.] and a [.] between romeena & myphoto ?...SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32650: Sorry, Hazel! I can't imagine why it won't work for you. You're good, you're good! Just go to http://www.romeena.myphotoalbum.com. It should come right up. Try again and let me know. I just opened Internet Explorer and tried it, it opened immediately. Did you include the dot between romeena and myphotoalbum?

Spot sent me a good picture of himself (he's a hunk!) and his beautiful little daughter. I'll have them on the photo site before long. Stay tuned...

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32651: Ha! We were posting at the same time, Spot. --Romeena

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32652: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll had a great day at preachin! It was sad to see my Bengals fall to the Steelers...so close, yet so far. :-(

Ro...saw little Sammie D's picture. Thanks for doing that. I'll send a picture of me and Mrs Goober, and the goober kids too. :-)

Took Mrs Goober to see the Isaacs last night. She's a huge fan of Sonya...got her picture took with her and everything. She was VERY excited. It was a great concert...and the Isaacs were aweome as always.

Hope ya'll have a good start to the week...


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32653: Woo Hoo! Can't wait to see the hunk's picture! haha Ro, I think it just great what you are doing. Thank you so much, its a great idea. I am going to HAVE to get that film to WalMart tomorrow so I can send the pictures. I'm really happy about the bird. I remember when you told him about us awhile back. PS-loved the poem! On a serious note, though, I think far too many husbands just have a critical spirit about them and it is very discouraging for the wife. Always be kind and thankful, that's the way I want to be but miss the mark alot.

Auh2o, I liked the FAQs, too but I coudn't find the questions I wanted an answer to. 1)In how many episodes did we see Andy in his boxer shorts? and 2) What happened to Peggy? Your description of the snow falling was beautiful. I wish it would snow here once and awhile.

Ro, I never heard of Fleur de Cocoa, who makes it?

Today has been one of those difficult "mom" days. I had trouble again with Erin in the service and we had a couple there singing instead of the sermon so I felt really nervous because we were near the front. Seems like my nerves have been on edge since then. Sometimes I really just don't know what to do with that child and I think she knows it and uses it to her advantage. I was pretty tough on her today and didn't let her get away with anything but I feel like I am constantly correcting or disciplining her. Does it ever get better?! I just want so much for her to be a sweet little girl but she has a tough, compet#tive personality and is very smart...always trying to figure out how to get her way. I remember my son at that age as very sincere and sweet but Erin always seems to have an agenda and she definitely tries to sit on the throne of the universe. I can tell that sometimes she is trying to be good and she can be very sweet and loving but it is a challenge most of the time.

Ok, I have vented and now I have to get Erin to bed. Hope you all have a peaceful night.


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32654: Hi everone so for im 3-1 this postseason in the nfl.

"I Read In a Book Once"

Hospitals are quiet, restful places for healing and recovery, right? Not necessarily.
Even nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale thought the noise in hospitals was harmful. And that was 150 years ago, when electricity and electronic devices were just science fiction! But according to experts, the noise in today’s high-tech hospitals leads to stressed workers, a higher risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure, patients who can’t sleep, and more risk for medical mistakes because instructions aren’t properly heard.

So, how loud is it? The World Health Organization issued noise guidelines for hospitals. The preferable noise level in a patient’s room is 35 decibels – or just below the noise of a running refrigerator. But few, if any, hospitals are that quiet.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins did all-day, all-night acoustic studies. And found the average noise level in a hospital is about 72 decibels during the day – which is just below city traffic noise. And in the evening, hospitals average about 60 decibels – the noise level of a constant conversation. Where’s all the noise coming from? Beeping instruments, medical pumps, warning signals, the ventilation system, and medical staff being paged…… Plus the constant conversation among doctors, nurses, patients, and families, each one speaking slightly louder to be heard as the noise level around them increases. In fact, having to speak louder and be more attentive just to hear what’s being said is one of the main reasons hospital staff suffers from fatigue.

So, until your local hospital figures out how to reduce the noise in their halls of healing, what can you do to next time you end up in the hospital? The simplest solution is one even Florence Nightingale could have prescribed. Get yourself some ear plugs.


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32655: Oh Goober, I was posting while you were. I absolutely LOVE the Issacs! I sure wish they would come to my area.


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32656: Hey, Arnold, thanks for the info. I worked in hospitals for almost 20 years and didn't really notice the noise UNTIL I was a patient! I didn't sleep a wink, even with a sleeping pill.

I just read my post above and realize that I told Ro that she "told the bird about us"! How funny.


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32657: Hey Boo...they are really great. The concert was outstanding, and we got to spend some time with Sonya chatting. The wife was just beside herself. You can see the picture at www.livejournal.com/~kaymickbee


January 08, 2006 - Msg 32658: Hi to all you Andy Griffith show watchers. I like to see the old shows every day when possible.

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32659: 0H-my GOODNESS Romeena!...you are to much!.gona have to stop sending pics!...the thing you are going to do with the web site is SO great...hello there arnold,goober,bo,asa.ky,hazel,afd,mdc,floyd,..cant wait to see all the pics of our poarch family!..thanks Ro....well its between the sheets for me its surgery in the morning at 10:15...all 4 wisdom teeth...miss sherry will be here at 9 in the morning to drive me and stay with me tomorrow ...my mom will go too [ya know how moms are about their only child]..even though im 46...well wish me luck, will post tomorrow afternoon if I can....thanks Romeena..hey to sugarplum!...God Bless....SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32660: Hey new poster...MSG 3258..just pull up a chair and hang on!...we have the best time here...im SPOT the cook here most of the time..grab a handle of the show or something related and set a spell...in the morning its gona be waffle house on goober...yall eat alot!..prayers for ya boo and erin...yall get the pics to out new TAGS photo web page president ..."da-ta-dada" ..Miss Romenna!!..SPOT

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32661: Hi ,sounds like everybody is doing good.I am feeling a little stronger today.Spot.I'll say a prayer for you getting those teeth taken out,you will definitley feel better after a few days of healing.Glad to hear your mom and sherry are going with you.Yep,I know how moms are,[being one myself],it doesn't matter what age you are,you are always her baby,whether you are the only child[I'm an only child myself],or one of many,as i have 5 kids,and,they are all my babies!My favorite perfumes are Gloria Vanderbilt,and,I can't really remember the name of the other one,I haven't been able to find it for a couple of years,it started with a T,came in a bottle that was kind of made like a pyramid.It was my dress up perfume,one of those kinds that they keep in the glass case and locked.Anyone remember the name of it?It wasn't Tabu.keep my oldest son in your prayers please,he left for Iraq last Wednesday.I heard from him a couple days ago,but,I heard on the news early this morning that a helicopter from his division,the 101st airborne,went down.keep them all in your prayers.Ro,glad to hear you slept well on your new mattress,sorry to hear you still have back pain though.Better close,take care everyone,talk to you later-ky girl

January 08, 2006 - Msg 32662: Hi, folks. Just to let you know, I heard from Mavis. She's okay, but having trouble getting a post to go through. She can read the porch, but the censor blocks her posts, even though there's nothing highlighted. I suggested she email Floyd about it. He'll fix it.

Wow, Spot! You sure don't look like 46 in your picture. You folks just wait, you'll see what I mean - also his daughter is just beautiful. Prayers for you in the morning, you good ol' dog of the porch.

Guess I'm off to bed - the Plum is already there, has her territory staked out. Funny little critter. She says hey! --Romeena

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32663: Morning porch. It's Monday! If that don't excite ya theres something wrong with you!:)

Prayers for you Spot. I know you'll be glad when it's all over.

Prayers for your oldest Ky Girl. I know how tough that has to be for the families. My Gods blessings be with him and your family.

Boo, just hang in there with Erin. We have three kids and it is amazing how all 3 have such distinct different personalities. Pray a lot and don't ever feel bad about chastizing her. I see to many parents allow the strong willed kids have their way and really pay a price for it when they get older. I doubt you woill do that, but sometimes you need reassuring you're doing the right thing. Sounds like to me you are.

Ro, thanks for the update on Mavis. Glad she is doing ok. Hope she can get back on soon. I have wanted to tell her how happy I am for her Redskins winning Saturday. I bet she is all puffed up!:)

I will try and get you an updated picture of Barney soon. That is a neat thing you're doing. The pictures on there are wy cool.

My favorite perfume? Hmmm, I like a touck of WD40. I think it smells pretty good, and it keeps me lubed up at the same time!:)

Hope you all have a great day and week.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32664: Boy, I wish I could spell! Sorry about all the mistakes. To many to correct.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32665: Mavis will need to contact me directly and tell me her 'IP' address. The way to find it out is to visit WhatIsMyIP.com. I'm guessing her IP address may be blocked because of some "Ben Weaver" that caused problems here and I blocked 'em. IP addresses for dialup users change so that's how she might have ended up with a blocked one.

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32666: Poor Bengals - we wanted to see them cream the Steelers. Instead they creamed Mr. Palmer. We can only hope that the Colts will take care of this situation.

Can't tell I'm from the Ohio River Valley! Two teams within a 100 miles of each other and I'm smack dab in the middle of them!


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32667:
Morning All,

Boo-The snow is nice I'd miss it if we didn't have it but when you folks talk about the temp being in the 70's & 80's, my goodness, that sounds good too. In regard to your daughter it looks like you're doing the right thing to me. I think you'd be doing her a disservice if you gave in at certain times. One of my daughters has a "personality" issue, she has extreme anxiety in certain situations. I can remember when she was in elementary school and having to leave her there well she was yelling 'Dad dad dad." Almost like that old Wayne Newton song. It killed me every morning. But, I do believe we did the right thing and my daughter has changed for the better. Hang in there Boo.

ky girl- glad to hear you're feeling better and will have your son and family in my prayers.

Asa- and I bet your ears don't squeak.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32668: Good afternoon, everyone. We are enjoying unseasonably warm weather today, which, since I'm stuck inside behind a desk at work, is driving me crazy.

Oh, well, must get back to the grind--just wanted to check in and say, "hey."


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32669: Hey, thanks for the prayer and encouragement. You guys are really something! Let me tell you what happened this morning. This morning I was noticing that Erin was being especially nice to her Grandfather so when we were going somewhere in the car I told her that I noticed she was being very nice to her "Poppy" and I was happy about it. She said, "I am trying to because Jesus told me to and you told me to. I am going to be good today, tommorrow and everyday. I will try real hard." and you know, today has been a much better day. I took a picture of her with her grandfather and Mindy-Dog on the couch this morning and I will send it to Ro to put on the site when I get it developed.

KY girl, you hand in there. We are praying for you, your son. May the Lord protect and keep him while he serves his country and our Lord. Amen.

I haven't looked at the picture yet, Goober, but I am going to.

Speaking of pictures, Asa, send a picture of yourself and family, too if you can. We would like to see you as well as Barney. It doesn't matter if SPOT is a "hunk", the rest of us can be seen, too. I'm certainly no Marilyn Monroe but I am going to send a picture of myself so you can all see who you are talking to. Now, I'm not suggesting that you are not a hunk, Asa, you may very well be but what I AM saying is that it doesn't matter. There, I said it. Now send in those pictures cause Boo loves you all and wants to see your wonderful faces.

Hope you are feeling ok SPOT. You are probably pretty sore about now. Make sure if you take those pain pills they give you that you don't take them on an empty stomach.

Better go...laundry (the never ending task) awaits!


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32670: Goober, saw the picture of your wife with Sonya. How neat! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Ro, I tried to get on your photo album but I couldn't. The pop-up said I needed a new browser but I was able to get on and see your pictures while back. I don't understand it but I will ask Bruce about it later. I'm sure he will know what to do. I hate to download anything on this crazy dial-up laptop, it takes forever.

Later friends,

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32671: hope everyone had a great weekend ROMEENA.. great pictures ....DAYTONA 500 is only 41 days away

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32672: Well back from the doc wisdon toothless...stil sore...but all in all things went great...miss sherry here to help and mom brought down some soft food for me...well let me lay down...ladys yall russle up some grub for the gang....me its moms soup....SPOT

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32673:
WOW, busy porch, took me an hour to just "catch up." ha Have enjoyed all the old jingles.. "I'd love to by the world a coke..."
Asa- Something hit my windshield the other day, was that you practicin' with HM's meatballs! haha
Ro- you are "exposing" all of us porchsters, ha! Do i dare send ya my pix??
I used to wear "Teak" cologne during my dating days in the late '60s. Any guys remember that one?
Arnold, what you say about hospitals etc is so true. At my mom's nursing home, I often walk her down to the little library that they have to get away from all the noise, and she imediately falls asleep in one of the nice reading chairs!
BOO- I agree with asa and others...keep on Erin. You'll thank yourself in the future. Pray over her everyday and night too.
I recall that English Leather commercial being a bit suggestive for it's time, yes indeed. Also, bras were always worn over clothing! Remember that? I have seen "Miss Peggy" in some old Perry Mason shows. I think she passed away a few years ago tho.
Spot, good food as usual!
PRAYERS for kygirl's son and all our fine troops! Prayers for porchsters and famillies and friends too. Anyone know how soldier Kevin is doing?
Take care all.

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32674: Boo: I know how you feel. Our daughter si pretty strong-willed as well. Usually, she is loving and kind, if shy, girl, but when you try to disciple her, be prepared to take awhile. We have always tried to be consistant (when we say "you're going to be punished," we follow through), which is supposed to teach them that resistance is futile (nod to Star Trek). Well, try and discipine her and you will get resistance in spades. It's frustrating, and we're still working on it. Asa's insights are on the money. We have learned that us keeping our cool is absolutely key. So I can't offer much help, but I can offer sympathy.

Romeena: I flipped through your photo album. It’s great! Thanks for sharing it.

Below is a little workplace humor that my boss shared with me, and I thought I’d share it with you. I found the third one particularly funny.

• Motivation: If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon.
• Despair: It’s always darkest just before it goes pitch black.
• Procrastination: Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always pays off now.
• Cluelessness: There are no stupid questions. But there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.
• Ambition: The journey of a thousand miles sometimes ends very, very badly.
• Consulting: If you’re not part of the solution, there’s good money to be made in prolonging the problem.
• Idiocy: Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
• Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.
• Pretension: The downside of being better than everyone else is that people tend to assume you’re pretentious.
• Achievement: You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor.
• Meetings: None of us is as dumb as all of us.
• Demotivation: Sometimes the best solution to morale problems on the job is just to fire all the unhappy people.

Have a great evening, all.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32675: Oops! I posted prematurely. Prayers to KY girl and her family, as well as Spot.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32676: I just gave myself a paper cut, which reminded me..."I am stuck on Band-aids, cause Band-aids stuck on me."


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32677: Romeena, what am i doing wrong? all i found was 3 albums, all with critters.?!

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32678: I don't think she has the people albums up yet, MDC. All I see are the 3 albums too.
BTW Romeena, I sent you a pic of Thirsty Water. Did it make it to you? And did the attachment work? I'm not too "ept" about sending those things.

Boo, I'll have to go with Asa, MDC, Me-They, and any others. I know Kai is starting to test her boundaries with us as well, and although I try to make sure she knows those boundaries well, it can still be a trying time.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32679: Yep, Sterling, the attachment worked fine, and Thirsty Water's picture is posted. He's very pretty, and Kai did a good job of photographing him. You're right, I don't have the people albums up yet. The "Yard Wildlife" album is my yard and the critters that visit. There are a couple of grandkids in there, and I think one or two of myself. The album is open to my family and personal friends as well as porch friends. That's why I separated the "Porchsters' Pets" from family pets. There will be a "Porch Friends" album soon, when I have some more pictures to put in it.

Spot, I'm glad things went well. Eat your mom's soup, take a pill and get some sleep. Best thing in the world for you. Remember, this too shall pass.

Ky girl, I'm praying for you and your son, indeed your whole family. Hang in there.

Someone asked earlier where I get "Fleur de Cocoa" fragrance. It comes from Voluspa, and I order it by phone. Very sweet, smoky, exotic fragrance, and I just love it. Don't wear it often, I'm really more of a citrus and florals person, but sometimes I want something a bit more serious.

Well, gotta go to work. I don't feel like it, still got bronchitis and feel awful, but my manager would just die down dead if I called in, so off I go.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

I wonder if they need a brine tester over at the pickle factory. I'm about tired of that hospital

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32680: Howdy thar folks, Fred Goss here back on the road again! Hey, I could send in a pix of me and the cattletruck! Have told other truckers about the porch, but dont think any have signed on yet,
Well, take care from "the movin' east" part o the porch.
PS to pappa: All the Rifleman folks say Howdy to you!

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32681: Hi everyone here is your daly news:

I read In a book once

How to make someone's day
You’ve heard the saying, “It’s the little things that count!” Well, that’s so true – especially when it comes to your actions.

Here are a few small ways you can make someone’s day – and you don’t even have to try too hard! We got these from Real Simple magazine.

First: When you’re at an event or party where you know lots of people, look around to see if anyone there is alone. If so, introduce yourself, and then introduce them to others.

Next: If an employee at a restaurant, grocery store or anywhere else goes out of their way to help you, take a moment to let their supervisor know. The employee will get a boost, and the manager will probably be thrilled to hear something other than a complaint.

Another small way to make a difference: Over-tip your breakfast waiter. He probably put forth just as much effort as someone on the dinner shift would, but his take-home pay is probably lower. And finally: When an elderly person is crossing the street slowly, walk alongside them at the same pace, the whole way across. They’ll feel less embarrassed when the light changes if you’re in the intersection with them

Please try this because it will work.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32682: well back up for a miniute gang...had the [all 4] wisdom] teeth cut out today...doing great over here...miss sherry is doing a great job...got me potato soup ready...still sore...well God Bless yall..hey Floyd the pick of everyone Ro"s page would be so great...well the pain is kicking ine [but not to bad] but just want to watch a movie ....hate packed cotton in my mouth ...I will be back at full poarch speed tomorrow ....yall have a cool Mayberry night SPOT
January 09, 2006 - Msg 32683: Arnold just read the mail....you are the man to lookto ....I guess....the tounge scraping thing ..........dont knoe...ME...SPOT

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32684: oh no I left bold on ....help...

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32685: Good suggestions, Arnold!

Me-They, I loved the list you posted, hilarious.

Ro, I went back on the photo site and downloaded a new browser and it still won't let me view your photos. Don't know what to do next. I sent a contact and explained what was happening so maybe they will email me with some ideas. Anyone else having trouble?? I wonder if Hazel ever was able to log on?

Hey, good to hear from you Fred Goss. I would love to see a picture of you and your cattle truck!

Thanks guys, for the advice and sympathy concerning Erin. I know it won't be easy but I don't want her to end up in trouble later on when she is old enough to really get into trouble. Alos, the way I have it figured, I will be going through menopause at the same time she is going through puberty. Horrors!

MDC, I don't remember Teak or the ladies wearing the bras over their clothes. All I can remember is that they used to use dummies in bra commercials instead of people. Good idea in my opinion. Those Victoria Secret commercials may be pretty for you guys to look at but I hate for my son or my husband to see them and just kringe when they come on. The channel gets changed in a hurry...call me a prude, I guess, but they are very revealing. Which reminds me. I have a very good book to suggest to you men. Its called Every Man's Challenge by Steve Arterburn and it is excellant in my opinion. The author talks about s#xual purity and how to achieve it in today's world. Very good and godly advice for married men.

Gotta run....


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32686: HA HA, shame on SPOT!! What did you do to me to make me so bold!


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32687: Evenin' Y'all! Spot,sounds like you're gonna come through the wisdom tooth ordeal just fine. Enjoy your soup and having your mom & Miss Sherry taking care of you!
Hey Boo,I've got a few more 70's health & beauty items for you-remember Body on Tap shampoo? It came in a dark brown bottle and had beer as an ingredient.What about Maybelline's Kissing Potion lipgloss? Came in a little glass bottle with a ball applicator that you used to roll on the lipgloss.Remember either of these? I remember the bra over the clothes commercials! I think the bra commercial lady must've run off with the Marlboro man-haven't seen either of 'em in a long time! Ha!
Fred,you take it easy out on those highways,ok? You mentioned you were headed East.If you make it into South Carolina I've got a shipment of WD40 (Asa's favorite cologne) that I'd like you to run over to him next time you're in Utah.Consider it a belated Christmas present,Asa!
Well,I think I'm gonna call it a night.Y'all have a good one!
possum under a rock

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32688:

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32689: Better...


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32690: Hey to the PORCH! Spot...glad you're doing ok bud. I've got all 4 wisdom teeth, and plenty of room if there's anymore there. Mrs Goober says I've got a big mouth. :-)

Fred...take care on the roads there. Hope your travels are safe and warm.

Ro...you're a bird to put these pics up...we appreciate it!

Boo...glad you saw the pic.she's SO excited to finally meet Sonya. I've been doing souther gospel for a lot of years, and have got to meet and know many of the artist, but this was a special treat for her. :-)

Hey to all...where's pappa been here lately? Hope ya'll have a good evening...