February 10, 2006 - Msg 33789:
THANKS for all the prayers you guys!! My mom is in latter stages of alz these days! Goober and Asa, I know how hard it was on you two, and mavis too. (I cant believe it's been 18 months)
Goober, I have had the same thoughts, that I just couldnt do it, but now that we have discussed it throughout my family, we have said it is time!
I'm sure that like me, you also must have cried out like Job from time to time. I know the Lord is with us, and i know that we have the final victory! Thanks again!! You folks are great.
Have a great porchster day. Prayers for all our soldiers, families, and the world!!

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33790:
Wow, what a post to sweep with!
And the porch didnt even look that bad with the new swing and new glider! haha
Oh well, it's ready for the weekend! mdc

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33791: Good morning Porch! Good sweep, MDC. I haven't had a chance to read over the archives yet, so I hope that all is well with everyone this day. They're calling for snow here tonight and all day tomorrow, so I guess I'm getting my wish. May get around 4-6 inches; nothing too bad, but people around here really freak out. Last night, with just the threat of a few inches, people packed the grocery stores. Just try and find milk at a grocery store today! You'd think we lived in the Northwest Territory or something. They do a great job with the roads here and by Sunday morning the roads should be fine, if not dry. Well, as long as everyone has their milk, bread and tp, I guess they feel more secure that they can rough it out that one day.

Take care!


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33792: Ha ha, Me-They, that reminds me of when I worked at the grocery store in my hometown. Whenever there was snow(or rain for that matter) in the forecast(didn't matter how much) everyone would come in an buy a ton of "supplies". And that was in central Wisconsin; you'd think they'd be used to it up here.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33793: wyatt, er, mdc- good sweep like the white sox again this year? prayers for you, your family and mom. in the archives you'll see how good hospice can be by my late mother- in law.. hi sterling, watch out for those snow balls.me- they- keep an eye out for interlopers this weekend while we're on the road. bucky, er buckeye

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33794: Check, BUCKEYE. If I see any interlopers, you know what they'll get from me? The Big Freeze. And I'm not talking about the snow.

All of you Porchsters on the road this weekend, you take care, okay? Prayers all 'round.

"It's me, it's me, it's..." M-T

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33795:
Chuck, (and others) been meaning to tell you how much i enjoy your tags quotes! It's funny, cuz I'll watch an episode and think to myself, hey that was just said on the porch??
Anyone seen KY GIRL? She hasnt checked in for about a week now. APB for missing porchsters!
Here's my contribution for today: (from date for gomer)
Barney: Ice cream delivery from Murphys House of Nine Flavors.
Thelma Lou: Barney, you're so sweet!
Barney: I'm also a public servant, and you're a very cute public!

Nothin' like that West Indies Licorice Mocha delight

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33796: Soap may do...

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33797: ...for lads with fuzz,

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33798: But sir, you aint...

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33799: ...the kid you was!

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33800: BURMA SHAVE

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33801: Ha! Good one! I loved those Burma Shave signs, they sure made the time go by faster on long road trips.

MDC, you have my prayers as you deal with end-of-life issues with your mom. Most Hospice organizations are heaven-sent. We had them with my dad for his final two weeks, and they helped so much. My brother and I were able to spend quality time with my dad, because we were able to go home and get some sleep between visits. The nurses were competent, kind and supportive, and I'd recommend Hospice to anyone. Actually, my younger daughter works for a hospice in Fredericksburg - she's the PR person, liaison between the agency and the community. She loves it!

Well, guess I'll drag my sneezy, coughing self out and take the Plum over to get her sutures out, then back to my chair, my tea and my little stack of self-pity. Have a great day, all you healthy people! Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33802:
Hello porch....cold here in SC with rain on the way. A good weekend to hop in the lounge chair and watch TAGS. SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!

Gotta run for now...be back for supper.

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33803: Sounds like you have a cold, ROMEENA. So God bless you just in case. Hope you feel better soon. I'm with you, REV! Except if it does snow here I'm gonna be punctuated my TAGS watching with playing outside with the kids. Can't wait (hey, I'm just a big kid myself!).

Well, they just up'ed our snow prediction to possibly 8". And you KNOW the weathermen are never wrong. Oh, well, better get a move on...bread and tp to buy...


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33804: It snowed for a little while here today, but no accumalation. I hate accumalation. I don't mind regular snow, but I hate accumalation.


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33805: MDC, thanks for enjoying tags quotes. I was fearing that I was wearing out my welcome.

Me-They, I'm certain you were referring to Tooth Paste, eh?


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33806: MDC, I love your quote. Barney: "You're a very cute public". Did you notice though, that Barney sure let Thelma Lou PAY for that ice cream?


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33807: Oh that Barney was a tight wad, no doubt about it.
He always carried change. HA!


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33808: Hey gang...Miss sherry and I are here in tenn...just got on the hotel comp here in this room....we are have a good time...hope yall are eating well ...will be back home tonorrow...got a room with a BIG hot tub in the room and a indoor pool...man-o-man 194 bucks a night...Hey ro,chuck,mdc,asa,ky,ct...and all...bought the andy trivia game up here we are gona play it....SPOT

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33809: 40 cents (ha)

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33810:
Spot, ya ought to stay at the hotel in Raleigh...7 dollars a night! ha
Everyone must be watchin' the 'lympics tonight!
I think this world needs them right about now!
Prayers for all our travelers and fred too. Prayers for our soldiers and all you folks too.
Get to preachin on Sunday!

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33811: Spot, did you request a room as far back as you can get, and tell them a bed and a bible is all you need?
Hey, that makes me wonder: is Denver Pyle any kin to Gomer and Goober?

Spot, you guys enjoy yourselves.


February 10, 2006 - Msg 33812:
ME-THEY...I don't blame you; if it snows go out and enjoy those kids. They grow up so fast. We are not supose to get any snow; just a cold rain..yucky

Spot...Sounds like you are having a great time there in TN...Good for you!

Everyone be blessed and see ya back on the porch.

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33813: I'm right here,MDC!Shew,been real busy this week,I have missed all of you on the porch.I was reading the archives,and,i agree,using mrs.kings funeral as a political opprotunity is just plain bad taste.That is not the time or the place for that.Anybody watch the O'reilly Factor?I like that show,he was also commenting on this subject.MDC,prayers going up for your mom and your family.Spot,you and Miss sherry enjoy tenn.fred,Mavis,Goober,and all others traveling,be careful and stay safe.Romeena,take care of yourself and hope you get rid of that cold soon.Hey rev,good to see you.We are having the same kind of weather you are this week,it sure is yucky!Welcome to the new folks from Ohio,please come by and pull up a rocker anytime.I have to close and get the grandbaby to bed,prayers for everyone on the porch,you all are such great people,take care-ky girl

February 10, 2006 - Msg 33814: oops,sorry for the typos,got the grandbaby in my arms-ky girl

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33815:
KY girl, good to see ya! Glad all is ok. Ya gotta take Rev Tucker's advice and slow down a bit! So, do you have a yearning to make italian food lately? ha-the Oregano Factor. ha
Slow porch today, get everyone is enjoying their weekend. Well, I'll just set for a spell and then meet ya all at denny's for lunch.

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33816: Im back gang!..great time in tenn..here at work now ..got hot wings and carrots for the BUD lot SHOOTOUT!...start your engines...got alot of reading to do..hope all is well...back in just a bit..Hey MDC,ky,ro,asa and all..SPOT

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33817: Evening, all! Spot, I'm glad you and Miss Sherry got back safely, and had fun. Everyone needs a getaway now and then.

Ole Buckeye, your pictures are in the photo album. You asked about the cost of prints - I don't know. I've never ordered anything from them, I just use the site to post albums. I'll mail your pictures back to you right away. Thanks for sending them.

Still fighting this miserable cold. It's leaving my head and camping in my chest now, giving me a terrible-sounding cough. Where's my Vicks?!?

I think I'll go crawl back under my afghan, with my Sugarplum and my Vicks, and stay warm. If somebody has some good hot soup, I'd be mighty pleased to have some. If nobody does, then I'll just open a can. Won't be as good, but it'll do.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33818: Hi everyone,hope you all are having better weather than we are today,we are getting snow,supposed to have quite an accumulation tonight and tomorrow,and,there are 2 local bridges out,so,they are having to detour traffic all over town!I'm hoping the roads are all salted by the time i leave for church in the morning.Buckeye,my son said he got your letter,and,will send you an answer back soon as he can.Thank you so much for writing him,he was pleased to hear from someone on this 'porch'I always talk about.Anyone else who wants to write him,please drop him a few lines,he likes to hear from you.Romeena,that cold seems like it's trying to make itself at home with you!Where is Boo with her "tub' of vicks?If you can't find yours,i know she will have some!I'll keep you in my prayers that you get feeling better.Spot,glad you made it back safe and sound.MDc,I have made quite alot of italian food lately come to think of it!i made a turkey dinner today,plenty left,you all come over and eat!Talk to everybody later-ky girl

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33819: Hey Romeena..ky i will take a turkey samich..Ro put an extra can of water in that soup and pour me a bowl...I will be back on the cooking job in the moring..rain delay on the race till tomorrow..Hey Rev..MDC saw a train set up in tenn and thought about you and tha misses..Chuck cleaning buss doing ok?how many works for you?..me-they we got into a little snow on lookout mt this morning..Ro im gona [promise] get you some pics scaned here at work tomorrow night and get them to you..look for them...well still got alot of reading archives so back to them and guess no race i will find a movie to go with out hot wings....SPOT

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33820:
Welcome back Spot. Yep, I rushed home to see the shootout and NOPE!

Hey ky girl...good to see ya back also.

Ro...keep hanging in there...we're praying.

Have a great night. See ya back on the porch.

February 11, 2006 - Msg 33821:
Hey Buckeye..Nice car on the pics. Also do you make all those pipes or is it a hobby to collect?


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33822: Romeena, I hope you get better REAL SOON! Eat you some Campbell's (Otis??) soup, and stay under that Ahghan.
Spot, glad you guys had a safe trip. Janitorial business is doing good. I've got one full time, and 2 part-timers. May be going with a second full time in the near future, Lord's willing.


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33823: I fergot my Tags quote:

Don't wear my hat Ange!

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33824: and my signature:


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33825: KY girl, glad you stopped by. Did you see my post concerning the Crabb Family?


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33826: Buckeye WOW, I love that car! ! ! ! !
Is that like an El Camino or what??
(If you'll sell it for $297.00, I'll give you an even $300.00 and you can give the extra to your favorite charity)


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33827: Asa, where are you?
Sleepin' on the job again??


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33828: Nice car buckeye..chuck its a 62 chevy..no el-camino...by the way yall I sold my el last week...looking for something else to play with...Ro..get better now ya here..may get some ice and snow here in ga tonight...get off at 6 in the morning may be slick..Chuck you keep strange hours to run a business..!!...well let me finish watching sanford and son...since chuck is up all night lets have I-Hop on him!!..SPOT

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33829: Good morning, all. I'm up and feeling a bit better, will be going on to preachin' this morning. Same old misery in my back, that's normal for me. Coughing has irritated the messed-up nerves in my left side where I had the chest tube three years ago, and I feel like there's a big fist clenched under my ribs. Sure does hurt. Mercy, I sound worse than Emma! I'm sorry. This too shall pass, and besides, I'm able to function, sit here at this window and look at God's beautiful world and His critters, and take myself to church. Guess I can't ask for much more than that!

It got cold here last night, not sure how cold, but there's a thin skim of ice on the birdbaths. The fountains are flowing, no problem there. The birds and squirrels have already visited the one where the water bubbles out of a rock. Easy perch there, so it's popular. The other fountain is a little "umbrella" fountain, puts out a spray that forms what looks like a big bubble. So far, only one bird has mastered perching on that one. It's round and slick, and there are no footholds, but he managed. The squirrels ignore it, because it's out in the middle of the pond, and they're too smart for that. They sure like the rock fountain, though.

Well, gotta go get dressed. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"I hold with Rev. Tucker!" -Andy

"Andy, they're on the same side." - Aunt Bee

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33830: Morning Porch. Good Sabbath.
Glad your feeling a little better Romeena. You take care now, you hear?!

Thanks for the holler Chuck. I had dosed off for a bit.

Watched the episode last night where Barney see's Andy and Helen kissing in the jewelry store and thinks they are gonna get hitched. My goodness, there are so many good lines that come out of that one episode, I just love it.
A lot of people lie at lunch, what of it?
It ain't a whim anymore if you put on clean underwear.
Now don't you start crying Aunt Bee, or I'm a goner.
What a dumb trick Barney, nice party, but what a dumb trick.
Great episode. Hope any who are getting snow are coping ok. Hope your tp holds out MT. Ha!
Don't forget your sweethearts this Tuesday fellers. I ordered mine a dozen roses to be delivered to her office on Monday. Yep, I got that little girl in my hip pocket, but it helps to show her I loves her now and again.:)

Have a good Sabbath everyone. Shall we make ice cream later?


"Barney, don't ever pull a file drawer out that far again!"

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33831: Asa, you're a class act. Sending flowers is always nice, or bringing them home yourself, but there's just something about having them delivered to her office, where all her friends can see...She's gonna love that!

Just got home from church, so glad I went, even though I really didn't feel like it. I managed not to cough on anyone, and washed my hands a lot. The service was wonderful, and I'm so glad I went. "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord."

It's beautiful outdoors today, but cold, in the upper 30's. Guess I'll stay in, though sitting here at this window I see a dozen things I'd like to be doing out there. Oh, well, it'll wait.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Well, do I get my five dollars back?" --Andy

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33832: Afternoon gang..Good Sabbath to all...Romeena so glad your feeling better and glad you Asa woke up!..watching qualifying on tv..just go up from the work night..Ro got some lake pics to send you when I get to work...just feel free to pic the ones ya want to post..hope I aint swamping ya with them..just delete the left overs...back to work at 6 today..COLD and snowing here in Ga..[not bad]..Chuck thanks for breakfast..tonight its beef tips and noodles in a cream sauce..texas toast and sweet tea...its in the crock pot ..ready at race time!..well let me feed big Otis his supper...hey Boo,ky,me-they,TOM,plum,MDC,Mfd,salty dog,OK girl,and all ..ya know we have lost alot of regulars!..and hey to you too Hazel and HM....SPOT

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33833: Spot, how come you get all this snow, and we don't here in Texas? I'm in north Texas, lat-itude 32.7N, which is the about the same as the middle of the state of Georgia. There's probably more moisture in the air where you are - we're pretty dry - but still you'd think we'd get more snow than we do. Wonder what causes that?? Oh, send those pictures on, I'll post them.

Good quotes up there, Asa, and you're right. That episode is often sort of overlooked, but it's just full of good ones.

Just watched "The Reluctant Astronaut", and saw lots of Mayberry folk, and the "astronaut", Roy Fleming, bore a striking resemblance to Barney Fife! Looks just like him, and acts a lot like him, even sounds like him. Reckon they're kin? (teehee)

Another bud opened on my "Purple Streaker" iris, I think I'll post it in my Yard and Wildlife album. It's pretty, and shows the differences in flowers growing on the same stalk. Just lovely!

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

"Why, Lillian, I told you not to bring anything!" -Aunt Bee

"I know, but you know how everyone loves my meatballs!" - Lillian

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33834: hey everyone ..BUCKEYE...Nice car ,

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33835: I like the classic cars ..Daytona 500 next Sunday ..everyone take care ..that was me in #33834 forgot to sign it

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33836: Great Bud Shoot out race!...jr second..you watch it MD?...8 rookies in the hunt this year...danny H run great today...Tony helped alot ...well here at work let me settle in...buckeye very nice chevy!..I got to find me another toy..Ro our snow is always [most of the time] is just a pretty dusting....well let me settle in for the night here at work...SPOT

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33837: just got home from saint louis, great weekend, snow was about every 50 miles then sunshine and nothing. talked to a feller from nashville that said the snow hit and humped almost like tonando's do, strange. exhausted but had a great time. be back in swing in a couple of days. chuck i wished i knew you would have paid 297 dollars and threw in 3 dollars charity before i sold it last november. let's see 3 dollars to the collection plate plus 15% tiehes on 300 dollars. oh well as the good book says, tis better to give than recieve. ha. rev, i collect pipes, make a few along with pipe racks, etc. a lot of long time freinds and i get together. the barber pole is a pipe rack with floyd's barber shop on it. hope everyone has a great night and the travelers got home safe. spot for what you spent you could have topped chucks offer by $5.00 ha. we ate at alexanders steak and seafood you have 5to cook your own total bill 25 dollars each. i told my buddies if i have to pay to cook my own supper, i sure ain't paying to do my own dishes,. a fellow has tonip something like that in the bud, nip it, i always say. mdc, prayers continue for you and yours my freind. buckeye just got censored for giving to the lord.ha.

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33838: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll had good preachin today...looking forward to another busy week...thank God for a job!

Buckeye...love the car. SPOT, love that the boys are runnin again...back of my jeep has an "8" and an "18" on the back...

Ya'll be good...be warm...be happy.


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33839:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OLE ABE LINCOLN. he and George get a bum rap since this President's Day thing!
KY girl, glad you are OK. And all the travelsers home safe.
I heard there is quite the "No-easter" blowing thru up you guyes way! Be safe. We STILL need rain! Kepp praying for us to get some o that moisture. Thansks.
"Now Mr Tucker, ya let Gomer get ya all keyed up again!"
Asa, yup, the ep you mentioned is great. I think it is Gomer on that last line right?
I saw you in Weavers Store last night sleepin on the job.
Romeena, with ole buckeyes, did ya check the you know what! haha
Ya all have a good evening,
"so tell me the story about Myra Koontz"

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33840: Ole buckeye, did ya like all thet leisure readin' I sent!? ha

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33841: Welcome home buckeye..love the pipes also [pic of yours]...Goober I tell you what all love all of Nascar..I do have a "Goodwrench Racing" tag on the front of my truck along with bunches and bunches of nascar stuff through my house...Romeena I sent some pics till my scanner quit..I will get it fixed..hope you get them...is is ".net" aint it?..well got to run reports now ...SPOT

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33842: Hey Ro, are you anywhere near Borger/Amarillo?
I have a granny and two uncles buried in Borger.

Buckeye, when you sold that car last November, please tell me you got more than 300 out of it.

Spot, I'm glad you enjoyed the breakfast. I LOVE IHOP!

*clang, clang, clang* hey Barney, you know what that means? We're bustin' out tonight.
*clang, clang, clang* you know what that means? Barney's in jail, Barney's in jail"


February 12, 2006 - Msg 33843:
Howdy Porch
Trust you all had a great Lord's Day! I saw a church sign today that read, "A Bible falling apart is usually owned by someone that is not."
There's so much truth in that.

It looks like we're going to have a good Nascar season judging by the shoot-out. Hey Spot, enjoyed the crockpot feast...MMMMMM goooood!

Ro...So glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Chuck...didn't you say that you pastor? Do you preach every week at a church or do you preach at different churches?

A good TAGS on TVLand tonight; Thelma Lou kisses Gomer. (square on the jaw)

Good night everyone and be blessed!

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33844: Hey Chuck,Rev,Mdc...hey yall go to Ro"s site she got some more pics on!..yall need to send them in ...as you can see with the new ones of me its just dont matter!!..but remember the new ones dont always come at the end [last page] they sometimes show up on the other pages...so go through them all!..Thanks again "Miss secretary of the porch" Romeena!..snack tonight will be slim jims!...and a fanta grape...SPOT

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33845: Spot,those slim Jims and a fanta grape sound good!I love slim jims,original flavor,not the tabasco kind.Chuck,I missed what you said about the crabb Family,would you mind posting it again?Romeena,so glad you got to go to church,I missed this mornings service because i was worried the roads hadn't been salted yet,and,I felt terrible about missing,but,I got to go this evening and my spirits have been lifted .Well,gotta close and get the kids to bed,bless all of you-ky girl

February 12, 2006 - Msg 33846: Hey Buckeye,I was thinking the other day,it's kind of ironic that you collect buckeyes,did you know there is a candy called peanut butter buckeyes,and,they are just like the peanut butter balls we were talking about at christmas,except they aren't completely covered in chocolate,so you can see the peanut butter center,'the buckeye'.ok,enough useless information from me tonight!Sweet dreams everyone-ky girl

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33847: Hey gang..hee at work watching the "Outsiders" movie...man its got alot of now famous actors in it...pretty good movie...breakfast will be at the dog house, country ham and eggs bisquits and gravy,hashbrowns,grits with cheese,coffee and ice cold milk!..ready at 7:00am est..eat all ya want..will holler at yall when I get up this afternoon..Chuck ya must have turned in early this mornng?..Asa pockets inside out at breakfast!...SPOT

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33848: good morning porch-- spot, are you at the controls? it's 4 am here. breakfast at cracker barrel on the rev. ky girl, did you get snowed in, this weekend? ok chuck, i got just a little over $300 for the chevy, i don't pay attention to money but the bank broke ground for another bank after my deposit. coincedence? barney didn't think so. ha. mdc- loved the reading, my wife keeps a notebook on all those and missionarys around the world. later, i plan on sending you something i think you'll like. mayberry deputy, can you believe dale jarrett got pole in the brown truck? asa- will you say the blessing this morning at cracker barrel? we'll buy you new grips for your pistol. everyone have a great week. buckeye

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33849: ky girl, I was just wondering if you ever heard of them. They're originally from Beaver Dam. They are one of my favorite gospel groups. I've got pretty everything they've recorded (videos included), which is over 20 products. Great bunch of people.

Spot, I've never seen the movie, but read the book when I was a teen. The writer lives only a few hours from me somewhere around Tulsa, OK. S.E. Hinton. I always thought he was a man, but S.E. Hinton is a SHE! A very good writer.

Since Asa's got breakfast, COUNT ME IN!!

Rev, I Pastor a small church.

"I hold with Rev. Tucker"


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33850: Buckeye yea im at the control center ...quite night...get off at six...Chuck your hours are as strange as mine..this is a good movie..goes off at 6 then im out of here till wed..SPOT

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33851: Morning porch. Breakfast sounds great Spot, and buckeye, I'd be honored to say grace. (thats usually when I fill my pockets cause no one is looking)
Well folks, sorry to say our little experiment with Mr Weaver (the bird we took in) ain't working out. He is going back to the feller who gave him to us. Wish it would have, but this guy is just to onery, and I don't have the patience or know how to deal with him. So it's bye bye Ben!

Chuck, I just may show up at one of your services someday. But I will be wearing my uniform. Want people to see we are on duty 24/7. Plus that collection plate has been getting pretty full.

Romeena, you are right as rain about Lillian's meatballs being in that episode too. Volcanised is how Barney described them. Everytime I see that ep I can't help but to think of our own Homemaker and Hazel.
Guess I best get off to work. Hope you get back home safe Mavis.


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33852: asa- you might want to send that bird over to otis house after all his wife let's him home so said otis. night- night spot. buckeye

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33853: Just a sad note from the homemaker. . .we lost our beloved Boston Terror last nite. Bandit was 11 years old and pretty much my first son. Many tears are being shed for our baby.

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33854: Hey homemaker...sorry to hear about your loss. It's tough to lose a member of the family, it doesn't matter what the species is.

Our prayers will be with you and your family...and just in case you haven't seen this...it's helped me in the past.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33855: HM: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my prayers.

Have a great day, everyone.


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33856: Oh, homemaker! I'm so sorry to hear about Bandit. Eleven years with a pet is a long time, and they do indeed become members of the family. I've never owned a Boston, but everyone I know who has them seems to adore them. Prayers for you and yours, friend. I can't imagine how sad you must be.

Chuck, Amarillo and Borger are up in the Texas panhandle, several hundred miles from where I live. They get some serious weather up there - blizzards that kill whole herds of cattle sometimes. It never makes it this far, though. Those high plains are a whole different ballgame.

Cold here today, little bit of ice on the birdbaths, but it's clear and beautiful. Hungry squirrels and birds hanging around in the yard, guess I'd better go feed them. My landscaper friend is going to put a few feet of old fencing next to a boulder in my yard, and I bought three grape vines to plant on it. Everyone immediately says how I'll never get any grapes, the birds and squirrels will get them all. Folks just don't get it! That's why I'm planting the grape vines! Not for me, I can buy grapes at the store, but the critters can't. Imagine how they'll enjoy finding fresh grapes this summer. If I get a few of them, I'll consider it a bonus.

Well, off I go, to feed critters and the Plum. Have a lovely day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Whhhthpf! Whofffth! (spits crumbs) Whfff? Whoo? (very softly)" --Gomer (outdors)

"Hoo! Hoo!" --Gomer (in the house)

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33857: Goober, you're a prince. I might have known you'd have a copy of "Rainbow Bridge." I had planned to send it to homemaker myself, but you already got it done. It's such a beautiful thought, and as you said, has been helpful to me in the loss of a beloved pet in the past. Thanks for sharing it in such a way that we can all benefit from it. --Romeena

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33858:
Homemaker- so sorry to hear about Bandit. My prayers are with you and yours. Our pets are indeed family members and I share in your loss.
Busy morning today, hope to get back to the porch later. God bless,

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33859: Morning Porch

Dropped in fast to say hey.



February 13, 2006 - Msg 33860: Hey, it's me again. Spot is right, new pictures don't always show up at the end of the album. If you haven't submitted pictures before, then they'll be at the end. If you have, and send more, then they'll be inserted along with your previous pictures, grouped together. If this keeps going, and everyone sends me enough pictures, I could even make sub-albums for each porchster. Spot about has enough in now to do that, but I won't do it unless several of you send in a bunch. Keep 'em coming, folks. It's no trouble at all to do this, and I think it's fun to be able to picture our friends when we're talking to them. --Romeena

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33861:
Buckeye, as we used to say when we "cruised" Central Ave in Phoenix, "boss car, man." We would also say it was b----in', but i wont say that here! haha Any special reason why you picked 1962? Was that the year you grad-ye-ated?
Groovy man! ha You are about as I pictured you in my "mind's eye," even with a mustache, but i "saw" you with a big handlebar type! Cool barber pole too! Do you remember Superman when it was still on radio? It's a bird, it's a plane...
APB for possum, hazel, boo, dixie, ok girl, and other missing porchsters!
Barney:"Look Andy, a can opener with a little umbrella on it."
Andy: "Huh, great for mother's day."
Barn: "Mother's day?"
Andy:"Yeah, that way she can open cans in the rain and not get her hands wet!" (Big wide smile!)
Anyone know why that episode had a different actor for Ben Weaver?

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33862: Morning good people..sorry HM for your loss...I love animals also..about 5 years ago I had a cat for 18 years that I lost..hurt..hey auh20,Asa grace was very nice..Romeena thanks for clearing it up about the pics...yall send PICS!..Goober you aint been out of town in a while..thats good!..Hey Rev,Boo must be busy busy with that new home..hey buckeye...HM I had a dog named bandit...{or my son Andy did]...COLD here in Ga....thirtys...snowed pretty good last night but no problems..[wherehas Mavis nd Mrs Wiley been]...e also and get some chored done on my off day....will have supper in just a bit....SPOT the"talking dog" of this here porch..ruff ruff..

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33863: Homemaker, You have my deepest sympathy. God bless Bandit. I know how much that hurts, and will for a while. Might I suggest, don't waste time getting another one. It won't replace Bandit, that can't be done, but it sure fills a void. Romeena sent me that about Rainbow Bridge when we lost our Sammy a couple of years ago. What a beautiful thing to read. Way to go Goober.


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33864: Homemaker, sorry to hear about bandit. Asa, we hope to see you someday, but please, please, please leave that pistol at the door! (you can bring your ball of tin foil, though) MDC, I prefer that Ben Weaver over the first one. But I prefer the first "Dud" over the second one. Spot, these ARE crazy hours, aren't they?! Floyd: "Hello Barney" Barney: "Hi Floyd" Floyd: "You seem to be riding a horse. The reason I was surprise was was I just wasn't expecting it.. eh eh don't leave on my account" Chuck

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33865: I just re-read my post to Homemaker and realised it doesn't sound how I mean. What I mean to say Homemaker is get a new puppy as soon as you can. It really does help fill the void.

Thanks Chuck, but my peestol is almost part of me. I took a shower last night and was drying off before I noticed it was still on. No wonder my bullets are green!


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33866:
Chuck, but the first Weaver (Christmas Show) was cast as a tightwad and I think he really filled that bill, so to speak. Was the first Dud, Biob Denver?
Spot, if your cooker looks like the one in Asa's backyard, i guess we all better eat-in tonight! ha

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33867: Candidate says...

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33868: "This campaign is confusing."

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33869: "Babies kiss ME...

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33870: Since I've been using...

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33871:


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33872: Romeena, I just viewed your Mongolian Missionary trip album! Wow, now i see why you go! That baptism photo is precious! Way to go!

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33873: Prayers for you, homemaker, on the loss of your Bandit.

Prayers for you, MDC, and your family in the situation concerning your mother's care.

Glad you're feeling better, Ro. Thanks for sharing your beautiful purple bearded iris with us.

Answer concerning Ben Weaver above...the actor who played the first Ben (Will Wright) died in 1962. And Hoke Howell played the first Dud Wash.

Sounds like I've missed some good eatin' around here. I'd gained four pounds at my last dr. appt. so I guess I could stand to lay off the grub for a little bit. ; )


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33874: Homemaker ..so sorry for the loss of Bandit , good friends are hard to come by

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33875:
81 degrees here in Phoenix today and still dry as a bone! 115 days without rain! Please box up some snow and send our way! Thanks.
AFD good to see you (two) ha
Thanks for the ben Weaver info. I know that Will was in the one with the traveling salesman, so he must have passed on after that!
Anyone watching the Olympics? My wife really likes the figure skating.
We're having burgers on the grill tonight, so yaall come over!
6 days to go MD, spot and buckeye. Fire up the brown truck!

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33876: I won't be watching anything tonight but a bunch of patients. Yep, I have to work - tonight and tomorrow night. Arrgh.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Otis, you would show up today. 'Bout one loaded goat at a time is all we can handle!" --Andy

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33877:
Anyone like watching Curling?
About as exciting as "sweeping" the porch! ha

Guess i better get off for a while huh

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33878: Curling? I'd rather watch the grass grow!

I have been enjoying the downhill stuff. We ain't doing so good though.


February 13, 2006 - Msg 33879: Romeena and Asa, Ro" trips are great to read!..Olimpics....{great] .shaun white for US was great[snow bording].....well aot to get in the morning at 6 for work...SPOT

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33880: what is "Curling" MDC

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33881: well gang I got to go to bed...got to work at 8 in the morning ...get up at 6...nigh porch.....breakfest on long los Boo...SPOT

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33882: it" Boo buying!!!

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33883:
Homemaker...I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that's hard. Prayers for you!

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33884: Homemaker I am so sorry about your loss. Bostons are great little kids, my last one was almost 18 when she crossed the bridge. My thoughts are with you.
I am home from DC a day late, woke up to 14 inches of snow there & couldn't even find my car, so we (me, Cissy & Feather) opted to stay another day. I'm off to bed, had to watch Westminster first.
Night Porch!

February 13, 2006 - Msg 33885: Is curling anything like hurling?
MDC, B-o-b D-e-n-v-e-r (is that a dirty word?)is the second Dud. I prefer the first one.
The first Ben fit the part really good, I just like the way the second Ben growls out to our favorite deputy by saying "Baaarrrnnneeyyy". His voice sounds like a cartoon character (Yosemite Sam??)
Spot, did you switch from nights to days? I'll be scared up all night by myself now.
Now I know how Barney felt when he wanted Gomer to go with him into the "Old Rimshaw" place.

Asa, your so harmless anyway, just brang that big ol' long peestal with you.


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33886: homemaker, real sorry to hear of your loss- you and family are in our prayers. goober, thanks for the comforting pet posting. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY PORVHSTERS, may your day and night be filled with lovely memories. breakfast on afd, come early and eat a lot. thanks afd. spot, keep the utilities a coming cause if we're addicted to electricity i don't wants to know it. ha. mavis, so glad you made it home safly. the weather pattern was certainly strange. this past weekend. the brown truck is on the pole this weekend, anyway at the start of the race dale's in the lead. let's all have supper at mdc's tonight. 81 degrees would go along ways toward thawing us out. mdc- if we shipped all the snow from central park and colorado you'd have a flood. good morning to the rest of the porch. baseball teams are reporting for training, soon. let's have a romantic evening with our significant others at the remshaw house. book your rooms early, the go fast. buckeye

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33887: Mornin' Dears and Honeys! Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!
Leaving a box of chocolates on the Porch for y'all.
They're all hard centers- hope your teeth will take 'em!
possum under a rock

P.S. Homemaker-really sorry to hear about Bandit.

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33888: Morning porch.

Mavis, so glad you're home safe. I was fretting over you driving in all that snow. Good thing you waited a day.

AFD is doing breakfast today, huh Buckeye? I'm in!

Thanks Chuck. Me and my pee-stol go way back. We been through a lot together.

Where has Possum and Charlotte run off too?


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33889: Gosh possum, you weren't there when I asked about you. Good to see you.


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33890: Good morning everyone. Happy Valentine's Day to all. Anybody have anything extra special planned? Unfortunately, my wife has to work for the next two nights, so we'll only see each other for a few minutes in the morning and about an hour or so over dinner. Thursday night she'll be exhausted from the previous two days, then it's back to work for her on Friday night. So, I guess we'll try to grab some together time on Saturday. But even so, it's still a happy day knowing that I have such a wonderful darling person.

Well, I got my wish for snow this past weekend. Twelve inches. The kid's loved it. Church was cancelled on Sunday--only the third time in seventeen years since we've had this pastor. I was loving it, too, until about the third hour of shoveling. Be careful what you ask for!

AFD: Four pounds doesn't sound like a lot considering what you've got growing inside you! Too many kerosene cucumbers? Hope all is well.

CHUCK: I prefer the first Dud as well. He seemed more "simple," if you know what I mean. That expression on his face when he gets off the bus in the "Darlings are Coming" is priceless. It just cracks me up!

ASA: I'm not too worried about your pistol--after all, chances are that if the trigger is pulled it'll just spring apart. It's those bullets that concern me. Mold is a serious health hazard.

MDC: Me and the Mrs. watched some of the Olympics last night as well. Man, the guys who skate doubles must be eating their Wheaties and spinach. Throwing girls up in the air and catching them while moving on skates (and making it look easy) must take some serious muscle. And those girls must be tough, too. After all, they're the ones who smack that ice time after time until the guy gets that good!

Anyway, stay warm and well feed everyone. The latter shouldn't be too hard with SPOT around on the Porch.


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33891: POSSUM: (chew, chew) Thanks for the cand...OW!...Darn those centers! Chipped a tooth!

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33892: (That was me. M-T)

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33893: Hey possum,mavis and all....busy hee at work...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33894: Hi, all. Just got home from work, gotta go back tonight, so am headed for my comfy bed. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33895: Morning porchsters--Valentines wishes to you all! I haven't run off, Asa, I's right cheer. Don't know about possum though. Get out the pointy stick and see if we can coax her out. Er, is that possum eating candy up there above? She may need a den-tist now. Which makes me think of Dennis Quaid's scene in Wyatt Earp about being a dentist. I love that scene. "My profession was a den-tist. I was proud to call myself a den-tist. But I have re-tired. Now I'm a sporting man." That scene cracks me up. My husband gave me a bag of Riesens and I had a couple for breakfast. We're pretty romantic folk around here. Have a great day, everybody!
Charlotte Tucker

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33896: Romeena sleep well ...hey CT....SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33897: I appreciate all of the kind words on the loss of my baby Bandit. . .it was a little lonely going home last nite and he wasn't there to greet me. He was a really good boy.

I appreciated Rainbow Bridge. . .


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33898: GUESS WO?



February 14, 2006 - Msg 33899:
Beautiful Poem TOM!
Good to see that you are back online with us and can set a spell on the porch!
HAPPY St. Valentine's Day to you all!
Ok guys, here's one to also reflect on : ha

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33900:
To kiss a face...

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33901:
that's like a cactus,

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33902:
Takes more NERVE...

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33903:
than it does practice!!

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33904:

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33905:
Mr Darlin's Cuz

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33906: >---------> (**)

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33907:
@---->---->--- X 12
to all you fine, sophisticated ladies of the porch!
(Sorry, I dont know how to do the red and green)

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33908: Season five of TAGS was released today. Is anybodfy indulging? I'm keeping my fingers crossed that there is a TAGS Valentine waiting for me at home (but just a big hug and kiss would be fine, too). Not sure what all those dashes and symbols mean, MDC--you sure you're one'a ours?

Take care.


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33909: hey TOM...MDC what are you doing?...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33910: X12---X12---7E)-{;;': come in MDC...SPOT

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33911:
Me they- yup it's me. The first one was my attempt to make an arrow into a heart!
The second is suppose to be a long stem rose X 12 meaning a doxen.
Oh well, I tried! ha
Not sure about spot's!? haha

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33912: Oh! Now that you explained it, it's perfectly clear!


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33913:
What TAGS "character name" is perfect for today?
Hint: LB

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33914: Thank you for the roses, MDC. I graciously accept. Happy Valentine's back at ya.
Charlotte Tucker

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33915: To message 33913: Would it be Leonard Blush?
Loved those roses,MDC-thanks! Betcha never gave flowers to a possum before,now did ya? Ha!
Having me a pretty fine day and hope everyone else is too.Love to all!
possum under a rock

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33916: Happy Valentines day to the PORCH Hope ya'll feel the love that we share here. And to my beloved Mrs Goober...

Love reaches way beyond I do or I did. It reaches all the way past for better or worse...and leaves us with the reality of the one we'll cherish forever.

Happy Valentines Day to the most wonderful wife that God could give someone as undeserving as I was...I love you!


February 14, 2006 - Msg 33917: thanks possum for the chocolates. tom- great poem, glad your up with the puter. hey to goober, me- they, spot, asa, and the rest of the porch. charlote tucker, great seeing you again, your always missed. mdc- sent you some snail mail today... DON'T KISS YOUR GIRLFREIND AT THE GATE LOVE MAY BE BLIND BUT THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T SO BUY BURMA- SHAVE TODAY. WHAT'S FOR SUPPER GOOBER? have a loving evening with that someone special. buckeye

February 14, 2006 - Msg 33918: Good evening, all, and thanks for the roses, MDC. They're lovely! That Cupid arrow missed me, though.

TOM! So good to hear from you, and thank you again for the lovely Valentine. It was the only one I got, which made it even more special. I'm sorry you've had computer problems again. Did you contact Don?

Good Burma Shave quote, Buckeye! Really cute. Oh, your pictures left here with the snail this afternoon.

Goober, you're a treashuh! I'll bet Mrs. Goober thinks so, too. It's just lovely to see a man so in love with his beloveded. That's how it should always be.

Well, off I go to work. Poor little Plum will be all alone again tonight, but then I'll have the next five to stay home and spoil her. She doesn't seem to mind all that much. Just climbs on top of a pile of pillows, or burrows into that silk duvet I brought back from China, and her life isn't too shabby. I even leave the TV on for her, volume low so she can sleep if she wishes, and she has her "piddle-pads" available, so she doesn't have to "hold it" and be uncomfortable.

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