February 21, 2006 - Msg 34262: Spot you still busy? Here's a pork chop sammich, some tater salad & cole slaw, sweet tea & some of my peanut butter pie. Don't work too hard now. Night.

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34263: Well, I'll be dogged if I didn't sweep before I went to bed. How's that for cleanliness?

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34264: *Mavis

February 21, 2006 - Msg 34265: Good sweep, Mavis.

Hey to Elmer and Ruth in Ohio. Stop by and sit a spell with us now and again.

I remember going to sunrise services at the 50 South Drive-In in Emporia, Ks, on Easter Sunday a few times with my aunt. They'd serve cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa before the service. Yum.
Another "drive-in" memory is when I was not quite 7 years old, the movie "Freaky Friday" came out and we went to the drive in to see it on a double feature on a Friday night. We were in the middle of the movie and had to evacuate the drive-in because a tornado was in the direct (and I do mean direct) vicinity. We had to scramble back in the cab of the pickup because it started raining and hailing bigtime and head home. Would you believe to this day, I have never seen the ending to that movie. : )

Prayers for Sean, Boo, bless his heart.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34266: confessed
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as it were, to him light and strength for the darkness toward which he was so soon to go. he sun set and tto went alone across the market place toward the old corner house, where erman einrich practiced his arts. pon this


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34267: Thanks Mavis..prayers to all ...let me get settled in here at work...SPOT

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34268: Morning porch pals.
Thanks for sweeping Mavis. Mighty nice of ya!
Boy Ro and Mavis, I also have many memories of a child and riding my horse. Rode her all over the place. Our favorite thing would be to load up supplies, including sleeping bags, and ride out to a river that ran within 5 miles of our house, and camp there for a few days. Oh that was a blast. When I got a little older I could always get work on local farms. One of the jobs I always got was watering fields of alfalfa. We flood irrigate here by setting up canvas da-ms in ditches. Seemed like the water times always came in the middle of the night. So I'd be out there making sure everything got water at 2 o'clock in the morning. Just me, usually my border collie Prince,(Prince was a she,go figure) and about 8 bazillion skeeters.
Elmer and Ruth, come join us. We have a rocker here for you. It's a double.
Boo, prayers for Sean. Kids can be so darn mean to one another. Hopefully he will learn that if he does not react to their taunts, it's no fun anymore and they'll move on to someone else.
Chicken ala king is the special at the diner today. Spots treat. Get there early cause the mashed potatoes are better then.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34269: mavis you sure sweep a place so pretty. what an iteresting week in lincoln thus far this week. our chruch furnace has gone out and there's no money to replace it now, i tried to tell them it only affects us six months a year. two of our members are on ventalators , normal surgery, in there 60's. . our oldest daughter is distressed because her oldest daughter is moving 30 miles from lincoln even though she is a professional on her own for 3 years. i told her she'd be by from time to time. wife is busy with personal effects of her mothers, i told her they say seniors who keep our brains active is unlikly to loose them, she wasn't impressed. the national news is interesting, we worry about airport security but show the world maps of our ports and reports on what is hauled into them and the chances of them being inspected, only our media could do it. emember this burma shave sign; does your husband grunt/ grumble/ rant and rave? / shoot the brute some burma shave;;; i always like to see the bright side of things cause life would be a drag without it.what's for breakfast? that's the news from cool lincoln, burr. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34270: Sounds good Asa...love that Chicken ala!...and yea the taters are better...not all dry when ya get there early..prayers for Sean Boo...hey AFD,MDC...where are you YMK?..Mavis you sweep good, Romeena are you sleeping?...well let me get these crews jobs to them....SPOT

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34271: oh did i mention the chruch treasure is so distressed they thought about running away but after looking in the treasurery she decided she could make it about 25 miles if she stayed with the wind to her back and going down hill only. JUST KIDDING. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34272: just looked at the archives and saw where boo's sean needs prayer in case someone missed it. anyone remember at night when things were quiet and the neon lights flashing, in the distance you could hear a train off in the distance as it approached. the boys getting together to work on their bikes or kids getting together to share or admire the latest toys. as a kid doing a special school or chruch play thinking we were the greatest undiscivered stars on the planet. the parents seemed to enjoy the one who'd forget their lines and ab lib, or changed the play without telling the director, must have been the first indepent films. the secret meeting place we thought noone knew it's location but our parents did. how about playing in the hayloft? from buckeye's burger and donut barn. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34273: Well - ya'll might be jealous cause we still have a drive in movie place right down the road. Instead of speakers ya hang on yur winders - you use your radio for that sterophonic sound. It's groovy man!

When I was little I was blessed with lots of animals around, I had a horse named Ladybird, a baby fox named Sheba, a lot of cats, a lot of pigs, milk cows, and Pal the wonder dog. My brother had a cooooon dog named Hector. I guess that is why I still have so many animals around - just can't but help to love 'em.

I am sorry for Sean, Boo. Please let him know that we all care for him. I don't remember how old Sean is but my oldest is 9 - maybe they could be penpals. Maybe a distant friend would do him good. You can email me at bbaugh@sunmandearborn.k12.in.us and let me know.

Well - I need to do some quality work.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34274: hi this gizzmo hello all of you my hubby made me cry last night gizzmo

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34275: Hey, what a neat idea Homemaker (Sean is 10). It might be a good way to get him to practice his spelling, too. I'll ask Sean if he would like to do it, thanks. You have a drive-in? No way! I am so jealous! I often drive by the spot where our old drive-in used to be (the old camera room and concession stand are still there covered with weeds) and I tell the kids stories about it. I always tell them that if I ever get rich, I'm bringing back the drive-in. You know, I did some searching on the net and found out that the nearest drive-in to where we live is in Lubbuck! All the way on the other side of Texas!

Thank you all for your prayers, ya'll are the best of friends. Sean seemed much better when I took him to school today.

Great memories Hazel! Asa, sounds like you were a very independant and hard-working young man, good for you!

Prayers for your family and your church, Buckeye. Keep that positive att-tude.

I'm going to check out your site when I finish here, Mavis, thanks.

AFD, trying checking out the remake of Freaky Friday with Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. Its a really cute movie.

On with the day!


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34276: Hello Gizzmo, tell us more about yourself.

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34277:
Morning Folks

buckeye-Those are some great memories. I live in a very rural area and one can still hear the 2:50 (am) train whistle. On a summer evening with the windows open, I just love hearing it in the distance. We have one filling-station, one restaurant, one traffic signal and about 600 other folks. It's one of those places that Rodney Dangerfield was thinking of when he joked, "you can't get there from here."

ASA-One one of my first jobs was also irrigating. In this area we have frost right into June and July so at night we would run water over strawberry plants to prevent the frost from ruining them, about 400 acres we would watch every night. It was actually quite beautiful the water would form a layer of ice over the plants protecting them from the frost. They looked like they sealed in glass.

Well, see you good folks soon,

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34278:
Hey-Boo, that reminds me, we also have one drive-in.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34279: Hey Homemaker you sound like we did, lots of critters around & to make ya'll a little more jealous, we still have 2 drive-ins here in Bristol! A few years ago one of them was almost shut down for playing dirty movies, but they saw the light & no more dirty movies at our drive ins. I remember the first time I took my son & my neices & nephew, we loaded up the truck with pillows & lawn chairs & a cooler of Kool-Aid, snacks & all kinds of kid stuff, backed the truck in & they all watched some cartoon, don't even remember which one now, they were so excited, but by the time the movie was over, they were all asleep. haha Ya'll be good & act like somebody today, I got puppy feet to groom today.

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34280: auh20 -I didn't know you were my neighbor? We have 1 filling station, 2 restaurants/bars, 1 bank, 1 little tiny market, post office, and a blinking caution light. I always say we live in the suburbs because we are a mile away on the back road off the main beaten path. There are probably 400 (give or take) in the town. There are also 4 churches - yep, we are a churched people.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34281: Ok, now I am jealous of Mavis and auh20!

Mavis, that Malcom dog is one of the strangest looking dogs I have ever seen. He looks real friedly, though.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34282: uh...I mean friendly...


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34283:
homemaker-LOL, that does sound familiar. We have 4 churches too. I bet you can't get here from there also.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34284: Porch friends, I know alot of times I am on here kidding & joking, but this post is not a kidding kind, I need your prayers & I know ya'll are the best at that. We really need to sell my mother's house to get the bills paid off, I got a phone call this morning (again) from another bill collector wanting money & I just don't have it, I have them threatening to take my car back & another threatening foreclosure on my house. I just don't know what to do, I can't squeeze blood out of a turnip & I just don't have the money needed to pay all of my bills & my mother's bills on time every month. I have lost more weight from the stress (down to a size 4 now) & I just don't know how much more I can take. I know they say the Lord doesn't put more on you than you can handle, but I surely feel I am at my limit. Please pray for me to get some relief from all this. I pray morning, noon & night & I don't know if I am praying the wrong prayer or what. My Grandfather (a Baptist preacher) taught me not to pray for things that are for your own benefit, maybe that is what I am doing. All I know is I am already working 2 jobs & I am so tired now, I can't imagine taking on another job, but looks like I might have to. Thank you all & I'm sorry if I took up too much porch room asking this, but ya'll are like family to me & who do you go to but family.

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34285:
mavis-I bet they remember. My first drive-in movie was "Yours, Mine and Ours" with Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. I loved it.

OK, I'll let someone else say something.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34286:

Mavis-I was responding to your post regarding the drive-in not the financial matter. I will be praying for you before you read this. I'm sure this situation is not what your grandfather was referring to.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34287: lord, you know the heavy load our sister mavis is carrying and you said you would not put more of a load om us than we can handle and we're standing on that promise, dear lord. we know you know sister mavis's heart and she's not asking for personal gain just for closure of a painful event. lord we rejoyce that your will be done . it's in your holy name we pray, amen. your servants from the porch and buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34288: Good morning everybody. Sorry that I missed that your son needed prayers, BOO. I added it to my list.

Thanks for the piece of peach pie, BUCKEYE. And thanks to AFD for making it.

AFD: I also remember seeing "Freaky Friday." I think we are about the same age. I remember it because it was the first "teen" movie that my parents took me to see. Before that it was stuff like "Aristocats," "The Sword in the Stone." I remember the last kid's movie I saw in the movies (before having kids myself) was "The Rescuers."

I forgot to mention yesterday that when we boys (usually 4-8) of us played war in the woods when we were a little older (say 9-12), we used bb guns! We actually shot them at each other, too. The rules were that you had to aim low, stay twenty paces away, and those with pump action guns could only pump them once. Of course, boys being boys and not always the best shots, we sometimes broke the skin. If our moms (or worse, dads) had found out they would have tanned our hides! We also had chestnut battles. For those of you not familiar, chestnuts come inside burr-covered balls about the size of a small apple. The hard burrs are about 1/2 inch long. We'd collect them in bags, divide up in teams and hurl them at each other. Doesn't that sound fun? The unlucky ended up with red welts punctuated by pinpr*ck cuts. Sounds like we were violent, but we also did stuff like fished quietly for hours, made clover chains for the girls, put on shows for the adults and bigger kids, and other more "civilized" stuff like that. Still, our parents only had to worry about our poor judgement and accidents; not all the external stuff we parents have to worry about today.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34289: MAVIS: Somehow I missed your post. I am going to say a prayer this minute.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34290: memories, some teenagers confascating the drive in speakers for their car radio's. lowering the front end of a car to regulation 12 inches off the ground. fuzy dice on the mirror and a animal 9or a hula girl wired to the brake lights. at the diner a chrome juck box sat in front of each customer and times you had 7 or 8 different songs playing. fast forward to polyester, bell bottoms, platform shoes, tv shows like welcome back kotter, flip wilson show, disco dancing. backing back to mid 50's white tee- shirts , blue jeans, black shoes, belt buckle turned to match your front pocket, wrist watches worn so the face was down. bee- hive hair- doos, duck tails that the parents were sure we hoodlums were going to die and go to the devil, that was until the hippie movement came along then we were such clean cut cool generation, sure took the adults a long time to see how cool we are, didn't it? happy crusin- see you on memory lane again real soon. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34291: ok i am 35 years old i have two kids a boy and a gril my son is 14 and my dar is 12 1/2 and i have been married 13 years and me and my hubby have been together 15 year now gizzmo

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34292: and he is a nice to me gizzmo

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34293: Nice to meet you, GIZZMO. Have a set on the Porch.


BUCKEYE: Sorry, I'm gonna have to site you for changing Memory Lanes from the 70s to the 50s without a turn signal. It'll cost you a pet rock and a comb with a tail that I can stick in my back pocket.

Deputy Me-They

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34294: Hey buckeye and M-T,mavis,auh2o,Boo,hm....is something strange going on here or is it just me...SPOT

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34295: SPOT: Strange funny, or strange wierd?


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34296:
I vote for strange "uncomfortable"


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34297: Mavis Dear, I'm so sorry you are feeling so much stress. My prayers are with you to be able to deal with the crisis you face, and to be able to sell the house as soon as can be. Be faithful and please don't consider a third job. That just is not going to work for you and will add to your stress levels. Have you met with your collectors and explained your situation. I have heard that they will sometimes work with you in extreme situations like you're facing and accept even partial payments for the time being. Just don't fret to much cause He will get you through this hon.
auh2o. Uncomfortable or on guard is a good description.

We still have one drive in movie place also. But it has 4 screens. Same deal, the sound is picked up by your radio. Pretty cool if you have a good sound system.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34298:
Prayers for Gizmo, Sean and Mavis. That was a beautiful prayer Buckeye. I am also calling prayer group and a prayerline. We stand in agreemnet that The Lord's will be done!
Gizmo- if there is abuse going on, please know we are with you, but please call the authorities in your area too! Tell us only what you are comfortable with
Boo- Hope all is better with Sean, we pray the Lord's covering upon him, and that his protective angels surround him. Hope school personnel are watching out for bullying. Has he ever seen the Opie and the bully episode?
Prayers today for all you fine porchsters and your families. Mavis may the True and Living God be with you this day to bring a buyer to you that you be relieved of this debt! Amen
God bless,

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34299: Gomer?...Gomer?...Gome?


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34300: Prayers for you Mavis. And I don't think it is wrong to pray for something that is for your own benefit. I think God wants us to be happy, doesn't he?!
I kind of know what you are going through, with needing to sell a house, because that's what I need to do too, now that things are going in that direction. It seems it is not as urgent as your needs, though, so you can have my prayers.

Gizmo, listen to MDC. He knows what he is talking about. He has helped me out quite a bit.

Well, have to go get ready to pick up the Kaister.
-Sterling Holobyte

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34301: spot, me-they, auh20, would you please strange and uncomfortable posts? i'm not sure i follow, but am very interested in knowing. thanks. me- they how much is that ticket? i've been citizens arrested. ha. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34302:
Buckeye- they might be refering to post 34226.
I think agent 99 and maxwell Smart are trying to communicate, only problem is, they aint around anymore, besides, he would have used the shoephone! ha
With your church furnance out, you could be the frozen chosen, ha Or better yet, you could all jump up and dance like David before the Ark, just keep the coats ON! Please! ha Get warm real quick.
We have one drive in left here in the Phoenix are for 2.5 million people! It has six sressns in a big circle, so you could WATCH all six if you turn around but only get volume for one!
I think we should all head to HM's or AUH20 for an old fashion pajama drive in movie. Did you all have those munsigwear that had the tight cuffs at the bottom of the legs and the sleeves?
Mine had Roy Rogers scenes.
Me-they- Sorry I just HAVE to make 2 comments about your BB gun playing, first, praise God for his protection and two, was Dick cheney one of your buddies! ha (Sorry, I just couldnt resist) ha
No more, i promise!
Barn: "Andy, we got ourselves a situation, I mean a real situation."

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34303: MDC: Are you one of them joke-crackers? Why don't you just go up to the old people's home and wax the steps?


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34304: So Buckeye, are the choices for your church the following?
A. New furnace
2. New robes for the choir
C. Pool table
Q. Jack up one end of the building to level it out.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34305: no he dont hit me he bought a card for my brithday and he read it to me and bought me a cake too that is why i was cry last night and the card said have i told you lately \i love you written by EMILY MATTHEWS gizzmo....

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34306:
A regular frick and frack

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34307: On that strange post, I MEANT 34266

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34308: ASA: I say break the tie with the pool table.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34309:
Gizmo- Glad it was a HAPPY cry! Them kinds in good!
Barney: They outta fire the whole lot of 'em. Deadheads and goldbrickers everyone of 'em.
Andy: Barn, did it EVER occur to you that We are county workers?

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34310:
Does anyone here know how the episode names were chosen? Was it the writers choice?
The only reason i ask is that now that i see these names on the dvd jackets, it makes me wonder. Some are very clever like "Prisoner of Love" but some I dont get, like the gold truck ep is called "A Black Day for Mayberry."
I'm thinking, who came up with that? ha
APB time for Charlotte, Mrs Wiley, Dixie, Des, Fun Girl, Mary Wiggins, Banjo Jerry, Jelsik, Ed Sawyer, Alyce, New Neighbor, Ellen Brown, Sara and others! Drop by and say HEY!

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34311: WOW SPOT, I see you have your own album now ! Just checked it out! Cool! I am back on the road again after some good rest.
Sure hope they get this whole port mess fixed up.
It is quite disconcerting. I hear ya buckeye!
Well, I got a guy with arms the size of redwoods wanting to use the computer here! I have been enjoying all the recent posts.
Prayers for you Mavis, Sean and all of ya's.
Fred Goss

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34312: fred goss, grea to see you. be careful.asa- i vote for jacking the building up on one end and lowering the other however the ladies are demanding robes to keep warm. leftovers for supper? at least we'll be the coolest chruch in the kingdom this weekend. got a busy weekend. spot, keep them electric a running any problems call mr mcbeevee in, not much difference is there? i mean if you climb one pole and wire can't you wire and climb all poles? i wonder if mr mcbeevee graduated from same school as howard spraque and floyd? ha. buckeye

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34313: "We will NOT sing, we will NOT sing."

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34314: Why MDC, did you forget about little ole me on your APB? Just kidding ya. Actually, I have been reading when I can, but not posting lately! Not too much into nas-car and the like, but I do like baseball.
I was a softball player in high school. (Nothing else to do Teehee) Loved reading about your childhoods. You all could take a piece of carbon paper (remember that?!) and you got mine too!
Yes, even had Buckeys rope and swim pnd!
Take call all.
Oklahoma Girl

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34315: hi all are you mad at me for some thing i hope not .....gizzmo

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34316: hope no one is mad at me for something i know tom is mad at me for saying what i said .......gizzmo

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34317: When I was around 13 years old me and a friend snuck a swim in a pond. It wasn't real deep until out in the middle, but we were about shoulder deep and stepped on something that felt just like an alligator. Didn't take us long to get out of that pond. Then wonderlust and curiousity set in and back in the pond we went. Felt it again and back out we came. After several times of the routine, we finally stepped on it and walked on it until we could figure out that it was a car tire.
Watch out, I'm gonna rock forward.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34318: "Give 'em 40, they'll go 45. Give 'em 45 they'll go 50, give 'em 50 they'll....."


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34319: Chicken ala king, Asa? You know I just don't happen to like my main dish covered in a heavy sauce.

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34320: Ooops, fergot to sign my name.
- Hazel

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34321: Who wrote 34319? I wouldn't think it was Hazel! MDC, Hey!
Charlotte Tucker

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34322: Heehee, that's afunny story, Chuck. That is one thing I remember about childhood...how our imaginations could run away with us!

Dear Mavis, I am so sorry for the terrible stress you are under. I will join the prayers of the others. May God grant you his peace.

Thanks to all of you for praying for Sean. Today was a MUCH better day. We did, however have to go to the allergy dr and he confirmed that Sean is definitely allergic to peanuts! He told us we have to carry one of those Epi-pens everywhere in case he has a severe reaction (just in case someone slips him a peanut). I just have to tell you this funny story about the allergy dr. About a year or so ago we thought Sean might be allergic to peanuts and a date was scheduled to do the skin test. Well, we were in Colorado and I forgot about it so I called and was very apologetic and scheduled another appointment. Well, I have never missed a dr's appointment, not for myself, my kids or my elderly parents, but I actually forgot about the second appointment I had made to have Sean's allergies tested. I was so ashamed that I never called and rescheduled it. Now here is is over a year later and I finally got over it and made another appointment. When the dr came in I said, "Dr, I have been a very bad girl." and he immediately said something that I couldn't quite make out but I thought he said something about an unmentionable part of the male anatomy that starts with a "P". I didn't know how to react. I was thinking to myself, 'I've been bad, but not THAT bad" but I just said something stupid like, "Uh, huh". Anyway, later when we were out of the office, I asked Sean, "What did Dr. Stafford say when I told him I had been a bad girl?" and Sean said, "He said, 'Have you been feeding him peanuts?'"! Ha! I can't believe I even thought that! I was really starting to think there was something seriously wrong with that doctor.

Better go get the kids to bed. Goodnight,

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34323: I just read over my post and that story sounded pretty tacky. Sorry folks, its just not Mayberry material. My apologies. Sometimes my judgement is lacking.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34324: Feel free to remove it Floyd, which reminds me, when Gizzmo mentioned TOM my antennas went up. Is everything on the level?


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34325: Oh I remembered something I wanted to tell you about. There is a man in our church named Tom who is about 60 and retired. Well, he was out fishing in the bay last weekend and he saw a man and a boy whose boat had capsized and they were both drowning. Tom jumped in and saved the boy, then went back in for the man. Pulling the man into the boat was very hard for Tom but he did it. The paramedics came and took the man and the boy to the hospital and one paramedic took a look at Tom and sent him straight to the hospital, too. Turns out Tom had a little heart attack and they found out he had major blockage in his arteries and he had no clue about it. They did a bypass and he is doing great. Isn't that wonderful that he was rewarded for his selfless act. In saving someone else, he more that likely saved his own life. Neat lesson in that.


February 22, 2006 - Msg 34326:
Hello porch
Mavis...prayers for your finances. I stand in agreement with Buckeye's prayer. AMEM!!

Nice to meet you Gizzmo. Welcome.

Everyone be blessed and prayers for all!

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34327: Thank you all for your kind words & prayers. I am sorry to come to you all with that, but I just had to. Ya'll are the best bunch of folks, just makes me want to cry. I feel very blessed to count you all as my friends, even if we haven't met face to face. Again, thanks so much!

February 22, 2006 - Msg 34328: And buckeye that was a beautiful prayer! Thank you my friend.

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34329: Don't know if you porchsters listen to gospel music recordings much, but Southern Gospel Pianist Anthony Burger passed away last night. He was at the piano on a Gaither Homecoming cruise. 44 years young. It's reported that he was playing "We Shall Behold Him" and collapsed.
Anthony started his career playing with the Kingsmen Quartet.
Prayers for his family.

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34330: Morning pals.
Hey Chuck, sounds like you got "tired" everytime you went swimming. (I crack me up)
Hazel, I forgot you don't happen to like your main dish concealed in a heavy scauce. Your Mother is the same way, ain't she?
Boo, No apologies needed. One of them true life things that happens to all of us sometimes. I almost decked a guy once cause I thought he called me something bad. And that is a neat story about the guy who rescued the folks on the boat.
Mavis, I feel honored that you feel comfortable bringing your problems here. These are good folks here. Best in the world. I know things will work out ok for you.
Howdy Rev. Good to see you.
You too Charlotte Tucker.
OK girl, so you played softball huh? We used to have a girls softball team here on the porch. We were pretty good too. Maybe we need to start that up again.
I wasn't familiar with that pianist Chuck, but sorry to hear of his demise.
Well I need to get over to the drugstore and see if they have any of that sulpha powder. I got me a little scratch putting new screws in my gun. I don't want a bad infection.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34331: mavis, we're always here foreach other and you and the porch is a big comfort in a world that has forgotten that mayberry values world wide may be just a flicker, however we're still here to fan the flames of humanity. gizzmo, speaking for me only, we all post things we wish we hadn't and i never try to judge any posts as long as someonre says i goofed on that post. i haven't read your post but if you attacked another porchster it is not very mayberry socialy promoted. gizzmo, if you posted something that offended (again i haven't read your post) tom or anyone, and truly are sorry for it then post an apology and ask tom's forgiveness. TO REST OF PORCH I'M SORRY THAT I STARTED THE MORNING ON SUCH A SOMBER NOTE, HOWEVER, I FELT SOMEONE SHOULD DO THE MAYBERRY THING OF ST5RANGER IN TOWN EPISODE. AND ADDRESS GIZMO'S RECENT POST. please forgive me if this post offends anyone and tom knows we all lovehim and look forward to time spent with him. i'll sign off for now in love. buckeye

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34332: Good morning everyone. BUCKEYE: That's why you're the mayor, I guess. The world would be a better place if we were all more neighborly and weren't so quick to anger. Most slights are unintentional. BOO: Your story may have been on the bubble, but I found it funny! Hey, CHUCK and everone else rockin' on this fine morning. This is the day the Lord has made...

Hey, everybody, I'm not one to gossip, but I hear ASA's done shot himself!

Take care.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34333: Good morning everyone - it's been a busy little morning just catching up on all the posts.

Prayers for sweet Mavis - the Lord will help you through this. . .rest assured on His promises.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34334: MAVIS ..you can always turn to the porch ,you are in my prayers .keep praying and turning to God

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34335: Thanks guys, you make me feel better. I think from now on I will proof-read before I hit the post button.

Buckeye, It was me who felt that I said something wrong, not Gizmo. I just thought we might have another "interloper" situation on our hands, know what I mean?

Homemaker, I talked to Sean about emailing your son and his first concern was his spelling but I told him I would help him with it, and he seems like he wants to. I think it would be good for him. I am going to try and help him with it today. Thanks again for the suggestion.

Better go...full day ahead!


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34336: Good morning, all. Hope everyone is doing well. Mavis, I got your email, and a response is on the way to your friend, copy to you.

Gizzmo, do you like to watch the Andy Griffith Show reruns? Also, this is just a wild guess, but is your husband's name Tom?

Boo, every time I think about some knuckleheaded kids making Sean cry, I'd like to go find them and smack them right smart. He's such a sweet kid, he doesn't deserve that. Of course, a more appropriate response would be to talk it over with the kids involved, let them know how much it hurts Sean, and prompt them to put themselves in his place and think about how they'd feel. It might work. Yeah, but it might not! This is exactly why I never wanted to be a teacher. I don't have the patience for dealing with snotty, cruel kids. I'd smack 'em, and get fired.

Some kids can also be very kind and intuitive. My youngest son always pulled for the underdog. When we first moved here, there was a family down the street that was just pathetic. The whole family was mentally deficient, to varying degrees. They had an 11 yr old son who would often come down to play with my David, who had just turned five. Dave played very patiently with him, and I asked him once why he spent so much time with a much older boy. His reply shocked me. "It's just his body that's older, mom. His head is the same age as me." Pretty profound. Sadly, a little later, I had to forbid David from playing with the boy, because a violent temper emerged, along about the time he hit puberty. I feared for David's safety, and while the boy couldn't be held responsible, David would still have been hurt. Finally, they moved away, and I was glad. Life isn't fair, sometimes.

But today, my squirrels are out in force, putting on a hilarious show, I'm home from working all night, and it's cold and drizzly, a wonderful day for sleeping. That's where I'm headed. Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34337:
Boo, actually i thought your post was kinda cute!
Tho it was a subject that you didnt know how to respond to the doctor with, you DID pursue it with Sean, and you just found out that it was just a big misunderstanding! That's a GOOD thing!
Sorry i missed you on the APB OK girl. I forgot KY girl too, so let me say now: APB for ALL alphabet girls! haha
Me-They-- do you know the other words that Barney used to warm up his voice with? He used them over at Elenora Poltice's house. (Hint: what do you say when you are suppose to give something back to someone?)
Buckeye- ya got the burger barn open today? Richie Cunninghan is on the way over. ha
Fred Goss, if all truckers were like the two in BJ and the Bear, I'd be truckin' too. haha
Oh well, ya all have a good day, gotta go defend our ports,

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34338: Asa, I wasn't referring to the heavy sauce. I just didn't think a creature such as Hazel would want chicken (that's i before e except before n) for her main dish.
Charlotte Tucker

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34339: Boo, prayers for Sean. I feel for you. My daughter isn't picked on, she's just given the cold shoulder and totally shut out by the girls in her grade. It's so hard to watch. She's always had communication and social delays that make her extremely quiet and not really on the same level of discussion as the others so they just shut her out. But she's a happy kid who loves being home, playing her guitar, watching TV, etc. Probably it's all harder for me than for her. Although the older she gets, the more she's aware of how they treat her. Sometimes it really bothers her. Other times she just ignores it. Sadly, she's a pretty athletic kid, but coaches treat her the same as the kids. She can't always follow their instructions so they just put her on the bench rather than try to help her. I'm convinced that coaches like the ones in Radio, Coach Carter, etc. are merely in the movies.
Charlotte Tucker

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34340:
Morning Porch

buckeye-only got a second for now but the uncomfortableness I felt had to do with the idea someone might be "messing with us" here on the old porch. Boo mentioned a possible "interloper" and I have the same feeling. I could be wrong I often am. But, something doesn't ring true.

take care,

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34341: charlotetucker, goober- is spring going to ever spring in our neck of the woods.? mdc- burger barn is always open, no charge, help yourself and you might see the fonz or pinkie there if your lucky. romeena, life is very difficult and flustrating especialy when you care and sometimes you have to forbid things for your own safty but it still hurts. boo, i was responding to gizzmo because of last two posts, trying to point out that we all post things we wish we hadn't but for the most part we know the long time posters and there hearts and since gizzmo is relatively new we do get folks who are new and out to trash us and our sites as well as honest mistakes and we try to give folks a little understanding if it was unitentional. me-they, good morning, i paid my ticket, it's near reelection time so i didn't want to join barney's in jail. good morning mavis, ok girl, asa, mdc, spot and the porch. sliding out of here. ok girl supper is on you. what are we having? buckeye

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34342: Boo - my son doesn't spell very well either. It is something that he has improved on this year but he still struggles. By the way - he is 9, 5'3", 130 pounds. Yeah - a real small fry.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34343: HI ALL



February 23, 2006 - Msg 34344:
Boo- great outcome with the man saving the other two! What a mighty God we serve.
Chuck, that was a neat story about the old tire! What surprized me the most was that you wanted to go back in to check it out! Boys, wahdda gonna do! ha
Mrs Wiley- Did you ever get those punch-soaked napkins off the ceiling?? haha
"Surprize, surprize, i can see it in your eyes!"
Aunt Bee: Throwing food is a sin!
Charlotte, good to see you posting. Prayers for your girl and all porchsters' kids. God bless you all.
Barney: Take Orville and Wilber, people practically laughed them off Wright Air Force Base.

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34345: Mornin to the Porch...

Chuck mentioned it a few posts back, but I've just chatted with a couple of folks in the industry who could confirm. Anthony did pass away last evening, and it was on the Gaither cruise, while he was playing. No official cause yet, but it appears to be a heart attack. For those who knew or knew of him, he was one of the most talented pianist around. He did play for the Kingsmen and is on all the Gaither videos playing. He also travels with the TRIO (Kirk Talley and Shane Dunlap), and has been a blessing to so many folks with his talent. Remember his family in prayer. His daughter is a part of a lot of the Gaither events, not sure if she was with him or not. Anthony was also just named MR Stienway by the Stienway paino folks, a great honor and tribute to his ability.

Ya'll be good, have a great day...and if the air around you seems a little sweeter, or the birds song sounds a little nicer (maybe like a southern gospel song), you'll know why.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34346:
TOM!- Didnt see you there. Thanks for explaining a bit about Gizmo. That may help things a bit.
AUh20, maybe that was it, that didnt seem in sync.
Hope you all have a good day, I am saying my daily prayer for ya all rightch now!
ole MDC

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34347: Goob, hey to you also. mdc

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34348: Hey MD,Boo,Romeena [sleep well],MDC,CT,Mavis,TOM,buckeye,goober,me-they,Rev,YMK,and all the porch..i have got to read the mail but right now Miss Sherry and I and her son and grandson are going FISHING!...gona fish the docks and charge up my pontoon and let her run a bit, 60 and no rain here in Ga...well let me load up, Miss Sherry:s fixen us a sack of samiches...later gang, maybe a fish fry tonight!..slaw and hush puppys..SPOT

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34349: hello .....gizzmo

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34350: Hi all, and welcome to the newcommers! MDC, I got the punch-soaked napkins off the ceiling, but I'm afraid the red punch stains left rings that won't come out. Maybe I'll have the dining room painted pink.

~ Mrs. Wiley

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34351: Hey Mrs. Wiley, so good to see you. How ya feeling these days?
Hello gizzmo. How are you?
My goodness the sun is out today and it must be pushing 50 degree's outside. Mercy sakes, the snow is melting fast. I love this time of year.
Well Me They, I ain't dead. Just a little cut on my finger. See it? No, not there, here! I have been letting a little air get to it today. Gotta heal up. It's my trigger finger.
Well best go get ready for my club meeting. My club meeting is up to the State Capital! Yep, that's where my club meeting is, THE STATE CAPITAL!


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34352:
Asa, is that the Esquire Club! I hear the higher ya golf score, the better! ha
Me-They-- from my earlier post, he also sang I-O-U.
Buckeye, maybe you could get your pastor to talk about h-e-l-l this Sunday! people would start sweatin' real fast! ha
Hi to Gizzmo and Tom.
Hey to Mrs Wiley! Glad you are doing ok.
KY girl- how's your son doing at Ft Campbell these days?
Prayers for all our soldiers around the world.
Tonight we all meet at Spot for fish fry. I'm bringing the slaw!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34353: Barn: Well he could have traumatic...well...TRAUMA!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34354: Thanks for the empathy for Sean, Ro! You are right, he is a very sweet boy. I have been tempted to do some "smacking" myself. The child who is doing the most damage is a snotty little girl and Sean just can't be mean to her. I have had my share of trouble with other people's children lately (I'll tell ya'll about that later!).

Thanks for clearing things up, TOM. Please let Gizzmo know she is welcome here.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34355: Evening Porch! Ya'll are just the greatest! Makes me want to cry & I ain't talking about one of the Darlings songs. Talked to the real estate lady & the electric company this morning about putting a heat pump in Mom's house, I think what we decided to do was just make an allowance for the heat pump. Seems that is the problem with the house not selling. Had a busy day today & gotta get my bookwork done, so I'll be back in a bit. Hey to ever'body!
you know what yer cryin about? A bed with a lid on it! I love that quote!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34356: Evenin' Y'all! Mavis,hope things improve for you-I said a prayer for you last night and will keep you in my prayers.Prayers for Sean also. I hate to see kids mistreated.I worked as a teacher's aide for 20+ years and I saw and heard so much cruelty between kids.I'd try to smooth things over,make it not hurt so much for the picked on kid whenever I could. And yes,it was hard not to put a whupping on the mean ones!
I want to tell y'all something about my 2 and a half year old grandchild Laci. Most of y'all know that she was born premature and had to undergo open heart surgery as a baby.She is delayed in speech for obvious reasons and we don't get a lot of words out of her right now. Anyway,since her surgery we have noticed that every now & then while playing on the floor,Laci will stretch her arms out and laugh and squeal at something only she sees.My daughter calls them "Laci's spirits"-I prefer "angels." Anyway,if you've ever witnessed this,it is obvious that this little girl sees something we don't. Last night my daughter called me and told me that Laci was playing with her "spirits" and she asked her " Laci,who are you playing with? Laci,who do you see?" Laci answered by saying something we've NEVER heard her say-

Laci replied " Jesus".
Y'all have a wonderful night.Love to all!
possum under a rock

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34357: Oh, I meant to tell ya'll, I really got my business electronalized now, got my grooming program on the laptop, figures all my books for me AND I got an electronic organizer to keep with me & keep up with my appts! LOL Oh & homemaker who you callin Small Fry?? Your son is STILL bigger than me & I'm 43! 5'2" 118 pounds. So Watch it Bub! teehee

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34358: That is so cool possum!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34359: Oh, my goodness, possum! That is just so exciting. Bless her little heart! Who can tell what those little ones see and experience? They're so freshly sent from God, I have no problem believing that they have memories and perhaps special vision. It fades, regrettably, but if you gaze into the eyes of a baby, you can almost see those things, too.

The story is told in my extended family of an occurrence at the "visitation" before the funeral of a much-loved elderly person. A family with a child of about three or four entered the room, the habitually out-spoken child stopped in his tracks, and blurted out "Hey! Who ordered the angels?" As you can imagine, that stopped conversation! When questioned, the child said the angels had left, but were standing beside the casket when they walked in. No argument from me, friends!

Welcome, Gizzmo! I'm glad that our own TOM explained things for us. He's one of our much-loved members, and any friend of his is a friend of ours.

Well, guess I'll go rustle up something to eat. My little "nap" today turned into a marathon. Now I'm all bright-eyed and bushytailed. Guess I'll watch Season Five for quite a while this evening. Hmmm. Not a bad deal, I guess.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"And did she turn out to be beautiful?" - Andy

"Naw, she's still ugly, single and pittin' prunes!" - Barney

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34360: hey everybody,just passin through,but,wanted to stop and talk to my porch friends for a few minutes.I haven't had a chance to read all the posts,but,I hope everyone is doing ok.Take care,and sweet dreams-ky girl

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34361: Mrs. Wiley, did you try Bonami to get those stains out?

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34362: Well just got back from my club meeting at the State Capital. Glad it don't conflict with my other club meting here in Mayberry tomorrow night, but it don't because my club meeting at THE STATE CAPITAL was tonight. Yep right up there at the STATE CAPITAL is my other club meeting.


February 23, 2006 - Msg 34363:
Hey everyone...good to see ya on the porch.

WOW...What wonderful weather here in SC today. Same thing tomorrow in the forcast. YES!

Hey Goober...that was sad to hear about Anthony Burger (so young). You mentioned the TRIO...just curious..when I saw them it was Anthony, Kirk and Ivan Parker. Didn't know Shane was ever a part of the trio.(Learn something everyday)
Anthony's sound man engineered a couple of my cd's. Real good folks.

Spot..can't wait to get some of those fresh fish. Are we gonna cook them outside in a big ole deep fryer?

Have a great night everyone and know that JESUS loves you!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34364: Night porch! One more day of work & then 2 whole days off, I won't know how to act! Ro thanks so much for those recipes! Jarrett is so excited about getting this book done, he was having a little trouble getting enough folks to send them in, you saw my list of clients I sent that too, he's getting his recipes now! If any of you want to contribute, it's a cook book one of our community animal organizations is making. The sales help with funds to pay for spay/neuter of dogs that owner's can't afford to pay for.
Email me at AngMobileGroomin@aol.com or k9hairdesign@ comcast.net (forgot how to make that a link, & too tired to try to remember teehee)
Briscoe perfectly good hoot owl, just plumb wasted!

February 23, 2006 - Msg 34365: WOW, Possum, I got some BIG chills when I read about Laci! I think that is one of the neatest things I have ever heard. I remember when my nephew (who is 25 now) was about 2 and my sister had a picture of Jesus on an album cover of a record. My nephew had never said the name Jesus before and he picked up that picture, held it up at the end of his two little arms and very gleefully shouted, "Jee-Jee" (his way of saying Jesus)! It was the cutest thing, like he had just rediscovered his long-lost friend. Makes you wonder... I have a memory of being about 4 and my grandmother had just passed away. As a child I remember having that feeling of God present with me and when Grandma died I was very concerned for her whereabouts. I couldn't yet understand that people leave forever. I remember going upstairs alone to talk to God and I knelt down by the bed and asked God to take care of Grandma. Seems hard to believe now but I remember feeling a hand on my shoulder and after that I was ok and knew Grandma was ok. Kids really have it going on when it comes to the spiritual...Jesus did say, "...as such is the kingdom of heaven". Too bad we don't stay so sweet as we grow up.

We started a new Beth Moore bible study today at church. Its called The Patriarchs. Have any of you done it yet? Seems like its going to be really good.

Ro, which ep is that from about the pitting prunes?? I don't recall that one at all. How is season 5? I still need to get season 4 but I have to figure out if it comes under my household budget or the entertainment budget. If its household, forget it.

I am going mad trying to make decisions about the house. We decided to make it a one story (yes!) or maybe a story and a half with a big attic upstairs. We are having to meet next week with the guy who is doing the plans and I have to decide on some things. I just am not the type that enjoys this sort of thing. All I need is more stress!

Mavis, it sounds like you are moving in the right direction. I am very proud of you for hanging in there with God. We are all put to the test and you have had some incredibly major ones. I remember when I was in the darkest hour of my life and really didn't know how I could live another day (or minute). The emotional pain was so bad I didn't think I could even breathe. I went through a very dark time for about 3 to 4 years but I never gave up on the Lord and He did get me through it. I know that He is the reason I am alive today. If He did it for me, I know He will do it for you. I also know that I wouldn't be the person I am today if I hadn't gone through it (I used to be as selfish as a giraffe!! heehee). Just as gold comes out of the fire pure and refined, so will your life be as you trust in Him.

Better hit the sheets. My prayers for all of you, and thank you so much for your concern and prayers (and sweet words) for Sean. I wish you could all know him, he is precious!