January 09, 2006 - Msg 32691: Hey goober and ky,,,just woke up miss sherry is over taking caare of me..just a bunch of swelling...I will make if ...she says hey..hey bo,mdc.ro[my friend],...well e are gona watch a movie...man-o-man glad to have them teeth out..Romeena if ya pul this pics thing off it will be such a blessing ..SPOT

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32692: did I sweep?....SPOT?

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32693: Whoo Hoo! Way to go Spot...good sweep! And hey back to Miss Sherry...she's an angel for taking care of you so well.


January 09, 2006 - Msg 32694: for sure goober...she has done broght me h2o....im getting kinda wheezy....hey 14-4 all.....these teeth pulling and stuff..............whew

January 09, 2006 - Msg 32695: Thanks for sweeping, but you missed a spot, Spot.;)
Glad your tooth trouble is over! That's actually a book that Kai received from her teachers on her birthday a couple years ago - Tooth Trouble. It's about a walrus who doesn't want to go to the dentist. Kai likes it. I've read it to her many times.
Have a good night everyone!
-Sterling Holobyte

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32696: Hey everone.Spot,I'm glad to hear you got those teeth out.Take it easy,we can take over the porch menu until you are better.Boo,I agree about the victoria's secret commercials.I remember when they wore the bras over the clothes in commercials,and,i think that was good!I'm not trying to sound like a prude either,but,some things need to be left to the imagination!I read the book every mans battle,have you read every womans battle?it's really good too.Possum,you have such a great memory for those products!I remember Body on Tap,I just couldn't remember the name!I wonder how much beer was actually in it?I bought some of it,and,of course,I just thought my hair was so much shinier because there was beer in the shampoo!Remember that shampoo endorsed by farrah fawcett?it had her on the front of the bottle lounging on some rocks supposedly there was all natural ingredients in this shampoo.At least she did have clothes on though!Which shampoo did dorothy hamill endorse?Remember baby soft perfume?I didn't like it,but,I saw one night on Tv,someone was wearing one of those "baby soft"t shirts,I hadn't seen one of those in a long time.Homemaker,I read in the archives you said you are in the ohio river valley,do you mind me asking what you are near?I am right across the wva line in pa,so,lots of football rivalries in this area!My husband loves football,especially college ball.I don't watch it all that often.His favorite college team is WVu[he is from west virginia],and,of course,then you got the steelers who are out of Pittsburgh[thats about 50 miles from us],and then Penn State,which is about a 3 hour drive from here.I'm usually in a quiet room reading a book,and,I can hear my husband and my older son and his friends in the other room,cheering for someone!I have went to a few wvu games with my husband,but,since i don't know alot about the game of football,he really didn't have anyone to talk about the plays with.So,now he takes one of his buddies,and,thats ok with me!Thank you for all of your prayers everyone,my son called me tonight from Iraq.He is doing alright,he has some down time,since he's been up for 26 hours,so,he said he thought he better call me before some red cross worker came looking for him,and told him his mother was having him tracked down because he hadn't called!haha!He hadn't had a chance to check his email yet,I told him you were all praying for him,he was touched,he didn't know what to say.I could tell from the way he talked,this has really been an experience for him.A reality check,so to speak.Well,I'll close here,just wanted to chat for a few minuted,and,to let you know I had heard from my son.I am thanking God for taking care of him,and,praying for all the other soldiers and families as well.Take care everybody,I'll talk to you tomorrow-ky girl

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32697: sorry I talked so long friends!-ky girl

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32698: No need to be sorry ky-girl. Glad your son is doing ok and called you. God bless him and all our troops.

Glad you're doing better spot. That must de a relief having that over with. Stay off your teeth for a few days.

Whats wrong with them Victoria Secret commercials? I like em!:)

Hey MDC, If that would have been one of Homemakers meatballs that hit your windhield, you'd a known it. You wouldn't have a windshield left.

Boo, I'm not sure about sending my picture to Romeena to post. A feller told me once if he had a dog that looked like me, he'd shave its butt and teach it to walk backwards. Probably the best way to describe me is....Tall Dark and Door prize.


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32699: Asa - I am so glad you are fond of my meatballs, I only use the best cuts of meats for my meatballs and only the best spices. How do you think they came up with the slogan, "That's such a spice meatball!"? I love it when you are so complimentary to me. . .a girl could just blush!
Oh and Asa - about what you look like, my momma warned me about "geeks bearing gifts." - ;)

Ky Girl - Live just outside of Cincinnati - smack dab in the heart of southeastern Indiana. Or as I let everyone know - most of my neighbors are pretty much red below the chin line. You would be surprised. If you want to share your son's address with the porch - I am sure there would be plenty of us to keep his mailbag full.

Well - need to go. . .


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32700: Good morning good people of the Porch! How is that Mayor's race going, anyway?

Spot: Glad that your tooth ordeal is about over. I had my wisdom teeth out several years ago. I was so hopped-up on pain killers I refer to it as my "lost weekend." About all I remember is Raman noodles and Jell-o.

Asa: My biggest problem with the Victoria Secret commercials (and the many others like them) is that they throw them between so-called family hour shows at early hours. One minute your watching "Little House on the Prarie," and the next someone is faking you-know-what because they like their shampoo or is prancing around wearing clothing the size of a Kleenex. I don't want my kids exposed to stuff like that. Thank goodness for DVDs.

Have a great day! Prayers to all that needs them (and that would be sll of us).


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32701: KY Girl: Please say "hey" to your son from all of us here at home. We truly appreciate all he is doing for us and our families. Some's just got so much to give...

(I always forget something!)


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32702: Romeena: You have a real nice yard. Maybe you should take up with the Mayberry Garden Club.

AFD: Haven't read a post from you lately and was wondering how you are doing. Mrs. Me-They has graduated from dill pickles to root beer floats. (That's a change I can stand!) With our son, it was burgers. She's not usually a big meat eater, but when she was carrying our son she constantly craved meat, especially hamburgers. I still tease her about finding fast food bags stuffed under her car seat that she was sneaking on the way to work.


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32703: Afternoon gang!..im back..never even had to take the first pain pill!..ate roast and taters for lunch mom brought out..doing great..got to fix a leaking water line today in my yard..hey me-they,ro,bo,ky,md,hazel,possum,mdc,arnold,asa [yer a hoot],sterling and all the gang...well im back on the job its grilled porck chops for tonight and baked taters and cream corn and little green onions....thanks yall...SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32704: Spot...I love pork chops...cream corn is to die for. And i SOOOO love little green onions.

I'm going to lunch. I'm hungry!


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32705: ooops....


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32706: Hey Me-They! Thanks for asking after me. I haven't been on the 'puter much lately due to misery in my back. We were rear-ended on the way to church a couple of Wednesday's back and I have some lumbar strain. Went to the ER and baby checked out ok, my hubby had a neck strain, and my 5 yo was perfectly ok! My cravings always seem to favor pasta and Sonic grape slushes! "HA HA" on all those fast food bags under your seats. How's your Mrs been feeling lately?

Sorry to read about your MIL passing, pappa. Prayers for your family.

Glad you made it through the getting rid of your wisdom teeth in fine form, spot. Good sweep, glad to see your tooth extraction didn't affect your housekeeping abilities. ; )

Asa, I'd love to see what you look like. In my minds eye, I see you exactly like Asa on TAGS, but I know you're not quite that old. ;) I'm "nice, real nice" myself, so your "tall, dark and a door prize" won't bother me at all!

Prayers for your son, ky girl. And a big "thank you" to him and your family as well as he's over there serving our country.

See everybody at spot's for supper!
Prayers for all!
AFD (class of '87)

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32707: Yo! right back at ya, Goober! Didn't mean to crowd ya!


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32708: AFD ..I know about the back misery ,just got back from the chiropractor ,he tried to kil me I think

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32709: AFD: Praise the Lord you all are okay after the accident. Yeah, sometimes I swear my kids are made of elastic. Sometimes my back starts hurting just watching them play. And that little one you're carrying is pretty cushioned I suppose. My Mrs.' health is overall pretty good, but she was sick with a virus (as was I) over Christmas and now has a bad cold. Her back is actually a little better this time around than with the first two. With them, she had back pain pretty much 24/7 for eight months.

Hey, Spot, do you have enough for one more?

Take care.


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32710: Hi, ya'll. POSSUM, I don't remember the Body on Tap but I remember the kissing potion...loved the stuff, especially the strawberry flavor. ALSO, you will find this hard to believe but I know where the Marlborro Man is. He lives a couple of blocks from me. Has a few acres outside of town and is retired. I talk with his granddaughter occassionaly when she is out riding one of thier horses. They have 3: Cody, Blue and Buddy, who is less than a year old. The kids like to feed them carrots sometimes. Just a humorous side-note, we used to have this big 15 foot sign of the Marlboro Man at an intersection near here and they finally took it down because somene kept shooting the crotch full of arrows..no kidding (lots of drunk rednecks around here).

Asa, you kill me!

KY Girl, so glad to hear about your son. Please keep us posted...Where is West Virginia is your husband from? My mom is from Paint Creek, West Virginia.

I agree with you, Me-They, can't figure out why they aren't more careful about those commercials. I especially hate the shampoo one you mentioned but hope most of the kids don't really "get" what is going on. It makes me want to throw up when it comes on. So stupid.

Well, gotta go pick Sean up from school. Meatloaf, mashed taters, green beans and my famous baked beans for supper, with a big glass of sweet tea. Ya'll come on over, there's plenty.


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32711: Boo,the Marlboro Man is your neighbor? Wow! Wonder where that bra over the clothes lady is? Wait a minute-didn't that old movie star Jane Russell do those bra commercials? If so,I believe she's dead,so that answers that! No offense meant,Jane!
Man,if I'd have known about all these good meals,I wouldn't have cooked anything! I've got homemade spaghetti sauce simmering,so anyone still hungry after eating with Spot(yay,he's cooking again!) & Boo just head over to my rock!
Well,better get back into the kitchen.Hope everyone has a good evening.
possum under a rock

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32712: Oh, in reference to the rednecks shooting at the Marlboro Man's billboard,there used to be a sport shop near my aunt's house in Upstate South Carolina that was called " The B@ss Hole". Yep,you guessed it- it was too tempting for somebody and they painted over the " B". Guess you'll find people like that everywhere,Boo!
possum again

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32713:
WOW, where to start! Such a busy porch lately!
First, Thanks KY girl to you son for his service. He and all our troops are in my prayers daily! God bless em all. I forgot to mention that my nephew came back recently, so both he and my bro have both served two tours and hopefully that will be it! I pray we can start to bring the troops home and let the folks there decide to give democracy a fair shake, and have the resolve to do it. The french helped us in 1777+ and then pulled out, and said, ok, it's up to you now!
So neat that they can now call and email. My mom told me many times how she would wait for MONTHS to get a letter from my dad during WWII. The letter of course would be months old, so she was always concerned. He only in recent years has began to speak of his 2 years there in Europe.
Food at Boo's , Possum's and spot's, it will be a busy evening! ha
APB for Rev (on tour)Slim, Irishster, pappabear, Quiet sam, Charlotte, M wiggins and others.
Did you all know that there used to be a "Television Code"? Our local stations would do short public interest spots stating: This station is under the TV code of Conduct..." One station even followed that up with the short verse "Blessed is the nation who God is the Lord!"
My, how times have changed!
I know of every man's struggle only too much after 20 years of counseling engaged couples. Those young men are thinking about it 100% of the time!!
Have a good day all you fellow Mayberrites.

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32714: Thank you everyone for your kind words and continued prayers for my son,if anyone wants to drop him an email[he hasn't had time to send me his snail mail address yet,but,when he does I will post it]his address is:ernestconley@us.army.mil .He wanted me to tell all of you that he will appreciate all emails and letters sent by snail mail.He may not be able to answer right away,because they are doing alot of combat right now,but,he will answer when he can.I asked him about the helicopter that went down from his division that they reported on the news.He said he saw it happen,but,wasn't in the rescue crew,he was working at something else.Homemaker,I have an aunt that lives outside of cincinnati,well not really "outside',but in the suburbs.I can't remember the name of her suburb,I just always remember one of the avenues you turn off on is colerain avenue.I'd remember it if i saw it,but,right now I just can't think of it!That is so frustrating!So,is the area your in considered"kentuckiana"?I remember hearing a radio anouncer there say that one day,and,it caught me off guard.I also had relative that lived outside of sellersburg,indians,and,I guess they called that area kentuckiana also.Boo,the Marlboro man lives near you?How neat!Yea,I think Jane russell did those commercials for the playtex 18 hour bra.Remember thier slogan"It lifts and seperates to be comfortable?I always thought that was kind of funny,because,I've never heard of a bra that doesn't lift and seperate to some extent!And,those bra's, were most certainly not natural looking.Remember the commercial by cathy Rigby,the gymnast,who did commercials for stay free "products",she was wearing a white leotard,and doing upside down splits on a balance beam,saying the products were so sheer,you never know it was there.Talk about false advertising!Hey,didn't tom selleck advertise marlboro cigarettes in the 70's,as the next marlboro man ads came out?Glad to hear Mrs.Me-They is doing good,as well,as the rest of the family.I can relate to those food cravings.with my 4th one[a girl]I craved chicken wings with tobasco sauce for 9 months.I couldn't keep enough tobasco sauce on hand.have to close and get some supper on the table,all the good cooks on this porch are making me so hungry!Talk to you all later-ky girl

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32715: sorry,that was supposed to say sellersburg,Indiana-ky girl

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32716: Well, howdy, everyone! Worked a 12-hr shift last night, came home intending to just stay up since I'm off tonight. Ha! Passed by my bed, don't even remember climbing in, but woke up four hours later with a huge headache! Found a phone message from the hospital asking if I'd work tonight - didn't even hear the phone ring. As for working tonight, oh hahahahahahaha!

Spot, you old dog of the porch, I'm glad you're doing well. Good to see you back in your cookin' clothes! Our thanks to Miss Sherry and your mom for taking such good care of you.

ky girl, thanks for sharing your son's email address. I'd enjoy writing to him, just to let him know that I'm praying for him and his comrades-in-arms, and am grateful for what they're willing to go and do.

Pictures! I need pictures! And I don't want to hear any whining about personal appearances. It's what's inside that counts, and every single one of our porchsters is beautiful in that department. Besides, if I'm not afraid to post my own mugshots, then surely no one else should be worried! I was never a beauty, but the older I get, the worse it gets. These days, I could just about scare small children!

I'm trying to decide what I want for supper. As I recall, the choices are pork chops, spaghetti, and meatloaf. Did I overlook anything?

Glad you like my yard, Me-They. It's my pride and passion. I work out there all the time. The pictures on the website are from various stages of development, some look a little sparse. The work has only been in progress for about two years. We started with a big empty rectangle of grass, nothing else.

I never met the Marlboro Man, but I met the man who was the voice of Tony the Tiger. He did a big old "Grrrrreatttt!" for me. Very nice gentleman.

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

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32717: Hey yall..just a blessing..no swelling,no pain..praise God..mowed grass and fixed my water line..washed the el-camino..and yea mom and miss sherry are great ..and pop also..he was the supervisor over the water line repair..hey Ro,bo,hazel,possum,asa,me-they,ky,mdc.afd,floyd,well ya know all of yall...well glad ya liked the chops goober and crean corn...boy that silver queen corn I grow every year is so good creamed by mom...well let me go back hee and do my work out and will be back soon ...SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32718: I never get to talk to the Marlboro Man, just his granddaughter. Sometimes I see him from a distance when he is out petting the dogs or something. It is a long way up the driveway to his house so I wouldn't feel right about just walking up there to say "hi". I do, however socialize with the horses when they come to the fence, ha! They also have a new, very big, white goat..don't know his name yet. I will try to get a picture of the place for Ro's photo site if ya'll want.

KY Girl, don't hold back, just tell it like it is girlfriend (speaking of the Cathy Rigby and Stayfree thing you mentioned). I had to laugh at that one. You know, when you mentioned that the bra lady was Jane Russell, I remembered the commercials. So funny to think about it now. Those must have been industrial-strength bras to "lift and separate" Jane Russell, if you know what I mean. As I recall, she was a very busty woman.

MDC, the Every Man's Challenge book I spoke of followed a book called, Every Man's Battle. I haven't read that one yet but bet its really good. If you are ever counseling again, you might recommend them. You know, it must be pretty tough to be a young man in todays world and try to stay pure. I feel sorry for the kids these days. So much temptation and peer pressure. Not just kids, I guess. I have read that there are alot of adult men addicted internet porn sites. Very sad.

Well, have to run pick up Sean from a friend's house...


January 10, 2006 - Msg 32719: Hey Boo..and all where is the porch tonight?...been polishing the crome on the el-camino....and doing my gym work outs...Boo the internet can be evil...but use like we do its great..parked the dully truck and gona drive the el for a bit...Ro,asa,ky,asa,ky,..possum..where are yall...SPOT...class of 77

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32720: Hey, Spot, I'm rightchere! Just watched the ep with Aunt Bee's medicine man. Very funny stuff there. I just crack up in that scene where Aunt Bee is playing the piano, her little round bottom just bouncing on that piano stool like a beach ball! Hilarious! And the expression on Barney's face wshen he discovers the elixir in the closet? He can make the funniest "prim prude" expression. Classic!

I had one of those programmable thermostats installed a few days ago - the old one was original with the house, 34 years old. I thought it would be nice to have the thing maintaining an even temperature in here, with our changeable weather these days. I sometimes switch between a/c and heat several times a day. Well, anyway, I think I'd have to be a graduate of MIT to operate the bloomin' thing! I'm either going to roast, or freeze to death in here. Came in this morning, the Plum was burrowed in the bedcovers shivering, and it was 66 in the house! I have a manual, but it might as well be written in Greek. Wait, I think it IS in Greek! (teehee) I guess I'll figure it out eventually.

My ribs feel like I've been kicked by a mule. I've got that miserable bronchitis that I get every winter (what winter??) and I've coughed until my ribs are sore. Sure wish it would go away. Even Vicks didn't help!

Well, back to the thermostat. It's cold in here!!
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32721: Hey Ro...and all..nice weather here ..let otis out today to get pic...that big rascal would not be still..but will git one..hope ya stay warm Ro..Ro i hate those programmable stats..just like to do it own my own ...but then agan I burn wood..so dont need one..you are a trooper making the porch site and pics...well berakfast will be on you Romeena....cook us a good one ...SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32722: Ok, I am going to try this again....it's me *Mavis been trying to post a day or 2 now, but that censor keeps getting me & I SWEAR, I wasn't swearing, if I was you can warsh my mouth out with soap! teehee
I have been so busy with my new business, but I wanted to stop by & tell ya'll I'm still living, tired as an over-worked mule, but still happy. Check out my website if ya'll get time.
www.angiesmobilegrooming.com & see what I have been doing with my time.
Hugs to you all!

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32723: yeah!! Censor didn't get me! thanks Floyd!

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32724: Asa Boy don't you know I'm all puffed up about my Redskins!! Almost fell off the couch jumping up & down on it last Sat. Now if I can just get Cooper, my bird to learn ALL the words to the fight song, so far he has Hail Redskins, victory. (He leaves out alot of words teehee) Hope we can do the same (with more offense this time) in Seattle this Sat.

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32725: Floyd you are a trooper..Mavis gona check the site out..Romeena...I like my bacon a little on the chewey side...cheese in my eggs please...we love ya Mavis..stick in there..lets post pics for Ro....well looking foward to yer breakfast Romeena!...signed"SPOT the"no wisdom now cause my teeth are out" dog of there porch..

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32726: I'll be happy to make breakfast, and I like my bacon the same way, Spot. It should "bend at the waist." Cheese in the scrambled eggs is a given, and there'll be salsa on the side. Also a big bowl of grits. It ain't breakfast if there's no grits! Plenty of butter puddlin' on the surface of those grits, too.

Have a good night's rest, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32727: Thanks Romeea!..i do like my bacon on the ben-albe-side.....Mavis glad yer back!...mo breakfast if no grits!...lets slice up those some taters...hash browns....SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32728: boy can I have fat paws or what....sorry abou he spelling........SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32729: look i dont even drink....and look at thus gibbberist talking ....SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32730: ok Ro and the gang...gona lay down man-o-man...no pain pills or nothing..God is good...love that chewey bacon!...will catch yall soon.....SPOT

January 10, 2006 - Msg 32731: me-they..what porch are ya from?.....just trying write them down.......SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32732: I'm all up for those cheesy eggs and bendable bacon, Ro, but I believe I'll let the grits slide on by. ; ) Hope you get over your bronchitis quickly, it's been a pain for a lot of folks this year it seems.

Sorry to hear the chiropractor 'bout did you in, MD, and hope that misery in your back isn't too bad.

Good to see you, Mavis! I'm rootin' for them Redskins, too! (Enjoyed your site, too!)

Glad to hear your Mrs is doing better in her back this time around, Me-They, and prayers for her to get over that cold. Being "sick" and pregnant ain't no cup of tea.

Well, I better turn in here pretty quick since I've got a baby Dr appt tomorrow and have to take my girl into the eye Dr as well. Night all.

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32733: I wanted to lrt you all know I must have copied down my sons email address wrong because my emails i sent to him were returned and said there was something wrong with the address.I apologize,I will try to get it straightened out the next time he calls.Take care friends,hope you are having sweet dreams,and,Romeena,I hope you get feeling better.-ky girl

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32734: sorry,that's "let" you all know-ky girl

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32735: Yes Ky Girl - actually I live in the tri-state area (KY-IN-OH) and the Louisville area is considered Kentuckiana. . .but I am only about 2 hours from Louisville (Lou-a-vul - the correct pronunciation).
We are so happy that you will allow us to contact with your son. I hope his mailbag floweth over with porch letters and what nots!

Glad to see Mavis - boy you are a sight for sore eyes!

Prayers for all the porchsters. . .and for the Colts - go Indianapolis!!


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32736: Mornin', its a chilly 38 degrees here and that's COLD for us warm-blooded Texans. Should warm up to 75 today, though, and sunny....nice, real nice.

Glad to hear SPOT is doing so well with his teeth (or absence of teeth).

Thanks, KY Girl, I tried that email address last week and it came back to me, should have told you that at the time.

Good to hear from you MAVIS! I will look up your website.

VICKS didn't help those sore ribs, RO?! Sounds like you have had your share of aches and pains lately, bless your heart.

Hope you have a good dr's visit, AFD.

Busy day today. Housework, laundry...you know the routine. At least I have leftover meatloaf for supper. Makes real good sandwiches.

Folks, I cannot wait to get into my own house again! This whole process is taking so long. We paid off the land last week and should be seeing a few houses in the area and talking to people who have had houses built and are happy with them. we need to find the right builder because there are so many bad ones in the area. Anyway, after a year at my parent's house I am getting extremely antsy to get out. They stay in their bedroom alot watching TV but the TV is absolutely blaring all the time. Mom won't wear a hearing aid and dad refuses to acknowledge that he can't hear so the TV is at top volume. We also have wood floors throughout the house so the volume just echoes everywhere. My nerves are shot because it seems I can never go somewhere to just enjoy peace and quiet. Oh well, the wait will make me appreciate the new house even more and the area we will be living in is real quiet. We will be on 5 acres in an area where there aren't many people (just up the road from the Marlboro Man! heehee). Sure will be nice to have the peace and quiet. I will be schooling Erin at home next year because the private school Sean is in doesn't have a kindergarten class, but the following year they will both be in school and I will finally have some free time to myself (I hope). Of course by then my parents might need more of my help. I am seriously thinking of working some part-time. I don't really want to work as a nurse anymore, at least not any time soon but am thinking of trying to take some more courses at the Christian college near here (Hardin Simmons--you Baptists will know that one) because I would like to work as clergy for a hospice service here in my area. It wouldn't pay much but its not the money I am interested in, but the service. I could even volunteer, maybe. Anyway, it is something I am thinking about. Also, I went to the dedication of a home for women near here that ministers to women whose husbands have left them, or pregnant teens, those who have been incarcerated (or "inarculated", as Barney might say), etc. They don't turn any woman away that needs help and they help them get jobs, education and so on so they can make it on their own. I was really impressed with the ministry they are doing but they need alot of help so I think I will be helping out there, maybe once a week. It helps me to do something like that to get my mind off of my own troubles.

Well, I have certainly talked enough! See ya later, Pals.


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32737:
BOO- "I can feel your pain" and i dont mean that faciciously either! Have you thought of earplugs? Seriously. And you CAN still hear the kids if they need you. It may help a bit. Get ones that are OSHA approved because they will drown out the TV noise but let you hear other sounds. Also, have you thought about being a school nurse? Good ones are needed so badly.
We have a house in our neighboorhood about two blocks away called House of Ruth that does that same thing. My wife and I have volunteered there and donated items etc. Very rewarding to also lead them to the Lord in many cases.
=Looks like a porch Colts/Redskins rivalry!!=
We need RAIN so badly in this area again. None since Sept.! Please pray for us. Air is very dirty, lots of health problems etc here right now.
RO- Our governor said yesterday that she will now use AZ National Guard to help at our porous border! Good for her!
KY girl- is the bratz doll still on top of the fridge? hope so!
Spot- glad youre doing ok. Lets all meet at crackerbarrel tonight.
Hey to Afd, me they and all
MAVIS- God bless ya dear. I'll check out the site.
Have a good day,

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32738: Boo- forgot to mention that my wife used the plugs with her father's situation when we had him in the house some years back. Same thing, and very stubborn. He is now with the Lord.

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32739: Good afternoon, everyone. Busy day at work, so not much time to eat lunch much less chat.

Spot: I'm in Maryland, about midway between Baltimore and Frederick.

I hope you all have a blessed day, and I'll stop back and set awhile when I can.


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32740: Hey gang..ok got it me-they...fixing to meet miss sherry after work to go srr the johnny cash movie walk the line..hope its good..popcorn and a coke..tonight its crock pot stew with taters and onions and big chunks of beef...cornbread and tea or h20...little green onions too...well let me get ready..very nice 60 degrees here in ga..going up to 71 they say tomorrow...hey Ro,boo,rev,mavis,goober,mdc,ky,hm,and all...got to work toningt at 10 will holler then ...God Bless...SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32741:
"Timex, takes a licking, but keeps on ticking"

I watched the county nurse dvd last night:
Rafe: When I was born I had my mama and when I die I'll have the undertaker, I dont see no sense in clutterin' things up in between!"

Have a good one,

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32742: "Our group had 25 percent fewer cavities with Crest!"

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32743: "Get a little closer; don't be shy..."


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32744: ding dong the witch is dead?..wait a minute that aint no jingle...whats the matter with me..hey me-they,MDC...bo.hm.Rev.possum,..parked the truck and gona drive the el-camino for a bit..went to walgreens a while ago ..sure does bring back memories from 24 yr ago...well ..little house is on ...SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32745: Was that a commercial for Arrid Extra Dry, Me-They? How about "Raise you hand if you're Sure!"

Thanks for the sympathy MDC. I have thought about school nursing but they don't have any part-time openings in our area, I don't think. It is worth looking into, though. The school my son attends doesn't have a school nurse and I have thought about asking if I could help out there part-time, keeping medical records, etc. Maybe I could do it in exchange for my son's tuition or something. Its a small school and I don't think they can afford much. Let me explain my interest in Hospice care. I have always had a draw toward areas that I have anxiety about. I figured out that it is probably my sub-conscious trying to work out my fears. When I was young I had a deathly fear of hospitals and when my dad was hospitalized when I was in my teens, I had panic attacks when I would visit...so, what did I do but become a nurse. I overcame the fear of hospitals, illness, etc and am now very comfortable in that setting. My second big fear was childbirth...so what did I do but go to work in a busy labor and delivery unit. I worked there for 13 years and was afraid of nothing by the time I had my first child. My experiences with having my children were wonderful. Ok, now for fear number 3: Death. Now I have come a long way in that area and am much less fearful but i haven't overcome it and have a desire to come close to it and know it the best way I can without actually doing it myself. I know that if I become more familiar, it will begin to fill natural and less fearful. Make sense? I hope so because it sounds kind of crazy, I know. Its not all about me, though. I went into nursing to help people and never would have stayed in it so long if I didn't care. Just ask Romeena, it is aback-breaking, stressful career, and nurses are very under-appreciated. It certainly has its rewards, though.

I have a question for you guys. I have a problem I am not sure what to do about. Down the street, next door to a playmate of Sean's, there is a house full of people who are, shall we say, seedy characters. Usually drunk and I suspect they are selling drugs or something. Well, they recently got a dog. The dog is a huge vicious Pitbull that is chained about 20 feet from the road. It is not in a fence but on a chain that is on a clothesline. Anytime anyone passes by on the street the dog goes absolutely crazy and you can tell that it would attack and try to kill anything it got ahold of. I have never seen such a vicious dog. I had to walk past the house the other day to get my son and when I looked at that dog, pulling with all its might to break the chain and attack me, I had the desire to put a bullet right between its eyes. It is a bad feeling to be eye to eye with an animal that wants to kill you. I am very concerned that the dog is going to get off that closthesline and kill someone's child but I don't know what to do about it. I just shuddered to think that Sean has been riding his bike past that dog for a week now before I knew about it. It isn't against the law (unfortunately) to have a vicious pitbull in your yard on a chain so I don't know what I can do. I don't allow Sean to pass by it anymore. I have thought about talking to the owners but I highly doubt they would do a thing about it. They are probably using the dog in fights. Who should I talk to? I am at a loss here. Any advice? I mean that dog is like a loaded gun and if it hurts someone I will feel terrible if I don't try to do something. We have had our share of people killed by pitbulls here in Texas and I am sick of it. I know there are probably alot of them that are raised to be family pets and are probably nice but alot of jerks use them for fighting and that really infuriates me. I am in favor of laws forbidding the mating or selling of pitbulls.

Wham, that was me coming off the old soapbox.

Ro, I had my pictures developed so I will be sending you some in the mail tomorrow.

Have any of you heard of a juice called Xango, made from a fruit called Mangosteen? Its supposed to be higher in antioxidents than any food or something. I bought some today from my brother-in-law for 30.00 for a month supply and I am starting to wonder if I might have fallen prey to a "medicine man". Oh well, might as well try it for a month.

Better scoot...been talking too much again!


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32746: Boo ya need to do something about that dog if ya can...SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32747: sorry Boo but here is a southern redneck idea...Shoot it....SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32748: Boo, have you called the police dept? Not 911, but just the line to talk to a desk sargent of so forth? Might be worth a shot to see if they can come take a look at the dangerous situation.
"Endangerment" is certainly against the law.
My prayers continue to be with you and your whole family. Thank God for guardian angels!!
They were sure there for Sean.
If you are saved, have no fear of death. I know that's not exactly what you mean, but jesus said in his Sermon on the Mount "Do not Worry!" That is what the evil one wants us to do, and to fret all the time. Dont let him rob you of that peace that passes all understanding!!
have a great evening on the porch.
Mr D's Cuz

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32749: watching tv land...."she is always good for 11 hat fulls"....hee hee...cheese and crackers for a snack tonight....SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32750: hey Mr D"s Cuz...she needs to do something about that dog...its just crazy...call the law Boo..like MDC said...call the man...SPOT

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32751: Yes, SPOT, unfortunately the pitbull is a case of an animal gone bad and I believe that any animal like it that is a threat to human life needs to be put down. If I shot it, though, I would end up at "the Rock", where I would not be allowed to, "write on walls".

I talked to my Dad about the dog (he used to be a judge) and he said he would take me to talk to the city manager tomorrow and maybe go to the police station. I'll let you all know what transpires. Thanks for the encouragement and prayers, MDC. Being a Christian has done wonders for my fear of death but I guess maybe its the process of death itself that scares me. I don't think my faith is strong enough in this area yet. I know the Lord will be with me the same as He is now so there is really nothing to fear. I remember a story form a book by Peter Marshall about a woman whose young child had a terminal illness. She dreaded discussing it with him and tried to hide the fact that he was dying from him. One day when she was at his bedside at home he asked her, "I'm not going to get well, Am I?" and she knew the time had come when she would have to discuss it with him. He asked her, "Does it hurt to die?". Well, the mom was so overcome with emotion she tried to hide it by telling the child she had to go to the kitchen for a minute and would be back. When she got out of the room, she told the Lord that she didn't know what to say to the child and this answer simply came to her. She went back to the child's room, sat by his side and said something like this to him. She said, "Do you know how sometimes you come into mom and dad's room before bed to read or tell stories? Sometimes you fall asleep before the story is finished so Dad picks you up and while you are sleeping, he carries you back to your own bed where you belong and when you wake up in the morning, you are in your own bed. Well, that's how it is to die. You fall asleep, and when you wake up, your heavenly father has carried you to your home and where you belong. Its like going from one room to the next. It doesn't hurt at all and the Lord goes with you". That satisfied the boy and he was at peace and happy after that answer. I liked it alot, too.

Goodnight, friends!


January 11, 2006 - Msg 32752: for sean"s sake call the your dad...I love animals with all my heart but those like that need not be here....sorry about the southern redneck saying about shooting it but I was mad...sorry...I am a calm person but some things just tick me off.....sorry....well Prayers to your family Boo...SPOT here...4 U

January 11, 2006 - Msg 32753: Oh, its ok SPOT, I understand completely and I will do whatever I can.