March 11, 2006 - Msg 35579: Morning dears.
Mercy sakes Boo, I got tuckered out just reading about all you did yesterday, never mind actually doing it. You poor dear, you better pace yourself.
Well it's Saturday. Y'all got any big plans for today? We are expecting our first grandbaby any time so things are exciting here. Everytime the phone rings my wife charges it like a bull chasing a red flag. You don't want to be in her way.

Sorry Mavis, I misread your post. I didn't know it was the newspaper that was doing that. I hope they spelled your name right this time. Didn't they call you Mavis Ness that last time?

Well best get off to Home Depot before they get to crowded. I need some new screws for my gun. They have genuine brass screws there I think I'll get this time. I feel slighted though Romeena. They don't have no hotdog vendors at our Home Depots. Wasn't it you mentioning those? Probably just as well though. I'm doing another floor show tonight at Yancey and I don't need the extra insulation. Oh my, the sacrifices I make for my adoring fans!:)

"Nothing like an adoring woman to build a man up."

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35580: Wow, I swept! Maybe I'll get that hotdog after all.


March 11, 2006 - Msg 35581: Hey possom Fancy Gap is a beautiful place, unless yer trying to cross that mountain in high winds & rain, that is not fun! Sterling you need some calamine lotion? I gotta work today, & I absolutely hate working on Sat. :(
See ya'll tonight sometime.

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35582: Hey Asa didn't see you there, yes they did spell my name wrong last time, I wrote it down for 'em this time. Might work. Hazel you are a card, si I about fell off the chair laughin! Spot race in Vegas this weekend, right? I been missing the news everyday. Who's on the pole?

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35583: Ro, You've been to the Mission drive-in, how neat! I don't know about the tuna sandwiches but I will definitely have the kids in pj's with pillows and blankets and will be sure to take along some Pepsi in your dear husband's honor and I will have you in mind while I'm drinking it. I'm glad Sterling reminded me to take along some mosquito spray, just in case. I found a site for the Mission drive-in you can pull up on Google if you want.

Sterling, I believe the last movie I saw at a drive-in was either Airplane or Dawn of The Dead (remember those?).

Well ASA, I have another busy day today but in a different way. Lots of company and a wedding to go to tonight. I somehow have to find time to go buy a gift for the bride and groom. Mercy, I shouldn't have stayed out so late with Mavis and Hazel last night but it was Friday night and all and "they are good dancers", as Barney would say.

Prayers for a safe delivery of your grandbaby, ASA, and thanks for the sacrifices you make for your adoring fans. We do adore you.

Yep, our Hazel is a card, Mavis. She is blessed with humor!

Better go do something before people start showing up around here. I thought I would be able to sleep in but I woke up at stinking 6:40am and couldn't go back to sleep. Might be a long day,


March 11, 2006 - Msg 35584: Hey, Ro & Boo. I have a friend who used to manage the Mission Drive-In many years ago. I worked for that company (Santikos Theatres) for several years myownself. I've been out of the bizness for years and wasn't even aware that the Mission had re-opened. I think that's just fine as a daisy! I wish more drive-ins would re-open, but don't make them so modern! Just like bowling alleys - I miss keeping score with a pencil and score paper and I miss those overhead light thingies.

Speaking of things not like they used to be, anyone here who's been to one of the old Krystal burgers knows the set-up. (I used to frequent a couple in Jackson, MS, when I lived there - one on Ellis Ave. and the first one in Jackson, on Capitol St.) The grills are in the center of the place and you can watch them make those wonderful little gut bombs up close and personal. Well! One opened here in San Antonio across from Ingram Park Mall a few weeks ago and I went yesterday. Sterile. Just plain old sterile. Couldn't even smell the onions when you walked in the door. Dumb ol' 21st Century...

Ro, was wondering if you heard the legendary restaurant, Earl Abel's, is closing its doors on the 15th. Isn't that sad? They had the best fried chicken and cakes in this city. RIP, Earl Abel's - 1933-2006.


"I know what century it is!"

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35585: Forgot to say, the Krystals at this new place here taste JUST THE SAME, thankfully.



March 11, 2006 - Msg 35586: Good Mornin' Porch,

Its a wonderful day here in Atlanta today. The sun is shining and its a wonderful70 degrees already.
Can't really chat alot because my son has a soccer game in a bit. Just wanted to say hey. I'll check back in a bit.
We have a Krystal's about 2 minutes from our house. Is it good? I grew up with White Castles and they look like that.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Blessings to you and yours,
Hannah Carter/Lucy Matthews/Farrah

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35587: Well gang im not gone...bought me a new camper yesterday and been busy with it....heading to cheerleading practice right now and then im gona come back and read.....who cooked last night?....SPOT

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35588: I remember going to drive-in movies when I was a kid, too. Mom & dad would load us 3 kids into the car and mom would have a huge brown paper sack full of popcorn. She'd have an ice chest of pop for us, and boy it was fun. As a teenager I went quite a few times with friends, too. I didn't ever see much bad stuff in the bathrooms, but I did once catch a glimpse of something going on in the car next to ours that shocked me quite a bit! (I'm still in therapy). I should have shouted "Get a room!"
Mavis, they're newspaper people; you'd think they'd spell your name right just once.
- Hazel

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35589: Nobody cooked last night, Spot! We had to go to the diner.
- Hazel

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35590: congrats to asa on upcoming new grand baby, another new porchster in the making. asa, you got a porch name for it yet? multi named farah, isn't spring wonderful? flowers are starting to come up in central illinois. 70 today. robins are returning. DESS;;;SO GREAT SEEING YOU WE HAVE SURE MISSED YOU. i've oiled the rocker and shined your nameplate. spot, did you get a camper with irish green in color for st patty's day? maybe we can talk farah or ky girl to sponsor supper today. boo, the drive in resturant or the drive in we could find everyone. remember intermissions? how we would watch the main feature and the second one usualy was not much good except socialising. loved the cartoons. mavis, great seeing you here , can you cook spot and company's meal tonight? asa, is there no end to yourtalent? that's the prettist sweep i believe i've seen for awhile. LAST NIGHT ON BONANZA I SAW EMMA WATSON PLAY AN IRISH MOTHER WITH A CANE. SHE WAS A GREAT COOK AND ANYONE TRACKING IN ON HER CLEAN FLOOR GOT WHIPPED WITH HER STICK ladies and gentleman start your engines. buckeye

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35591: Hey, Dež! Good to see you - you stay away much too long at a time, you know that? Earl Abel's is closing?? Oh no!! A landmark, if there ever was one. As I recall, they were the first restaurant to serve what later became Kentucky Fried Chicken. Remember all the funny signs posted around the dining room, little quippy things. I remember one - "Eating good food keeps one able. Eating here keeps Earl Abel." Then there was "Seevilly, dair dago. Tousinbuses inarow. Nojo, demstrux, summit cowsin summit dux." Translation - "See, Willy, there they go. A thousand buses in a row. No, Joe, them's trucks. Some with cows, and some with ducks." Hey, don't blame me. I didn't write it, I just read it about a jillion times when I was a kid. My dad loved to eat at Earl Abel's.

Yep, I hate it too, when they try to "upgrade" something that has become an icon. It never works. Like I said yesterday about Karam's. The old ramshackle restaurant on Zarzamora street had great food. The new one out along US 10 just wasn't the same, and was a lot more expensive.

Does anyone know if the roller-skating rink on St. Mary's Street is still there? My best friend and I spent many a fun evening at that rink, zipping around to the live organ music and scoping out the cute guys. We thought we were so cool in our little short skating outfits. My mom even had a pair of black skater's shorts - kind of like a brief, only made of broadcloth - made for me, to wear under my short skirts. They fit like a glove, had a zipper so I could get them on. I found them in a cedar chest a year or so ago - still look great. Could I get them on? Oh, hahahahahaha!!

Wow, one of my azaleas is blooming! Several irises are sporting fat little buds, will be opening soon. Mama squirrels are hauling all sorts of trash into the squirrel boxes, so we should be having blessed events soon. Such fun!

Speaking of blessed events, Asa, you'd better let us know immediately, if not sooner, when you become a grandpa. I think that's just wonderful. Now don't you go filling that baby's head with all your nonsense, you hear?

Well, guess I'll go plant something. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35592: Hey yall.... I am just getting back to the porch had to go outside Atlanta is so sunny today. I am here on line and I see that we are all talking about food. Well today I had Arby's and I tell you I only do it once a month because it's so expensive but it's good every time. Hope everyone is doing well and Im glad to hear that we are all in good spirit's after mourning last week. Hit me back till then SHAZAM....

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35593: I saw the episode of the Fun Girls and while the first one was hillarious, they went a little overboard with the other 2 episodes. They kinda lost their luster afterwards. Although I wonder if the one with the deep voice really sounded like that. HELLLLO DAAAALLLLL.

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35594: flow gently sweet ashton....

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35595: ?????? SHAZAM

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35596: Yep, Shazam, she did. She really did have that voice. Oh, she played it for all it was worth as Daphne, but it wasn't exaggerated very much. --Romeena

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35597: Evenin Porch! Boy I'm tired, & it is so pretty outside today, the dogs are loving the yard today. Buckeye since I had to work today, I'm gonna fix something easy, Stir Fry Beef, over white rice, steamed broccoli, carrots & calliflower(sp?) with lots of butter & of course, some of those carrots will be left uncooked for Plum & Feather. Des (the laptop won't let me do the sqiggly thingy,just pretend) I am so glad to see you back, missed ya!! I'll be back in a bit, gonna enjoy this weather while I can.

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35598: oh, Ro hope you can get pictures of them baby squirrels that are on the way! I hope to find baby koi in my pond when I clean it & get it up & going again. Only had one last year. Asa if you was at Floyd's getting a haircut, how come he didn't do yer ear hair??

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35599: To Msg 35593 and Romeena Msg 35596, are you aware that fun girl Daphne has her own web site called "Hello Doll"? Check it out at Hello Doll. A sad follow up ... Daphne (Jean Carson) passed away November 2, 2005, just four months ago.

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35600: To SHAZAM Msg 35592, I stopped going to Arby's when they dropped the Arby-Q sandwich where I live. But here in Canada, I just purchased 4 Arby-Q's for $5.00 ($4.25 in American money) and they were mmm-mmm good.

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35601: Gosh, Poor Horatio, I didn't know you were in Canada. I guess I didn't know where you lived, but I wouldn't have guessed Canada. Don't you just love this porch - it just goes everywhere! And yes, I knew about Jean Carson's passing. Too sad. She was so funny. And about the Arby-Qs, I wish I had one right now!

Mavis, I'll get some baby squirrel pictures if I can - would just love to have some. However, the babies stay hidden in the nest box until they're about 3 1/2 to 4 months old. By then, they don't look much different from adult squirrels, just a little smaller.

My goodness! I put corn gluten meal on the yard about a week ago, and I wish you could see it! It is the most beautiful emerald green you ever did see! That stuff is wonderful. It will keep summer weed seeds from germinating, and makes everything green at the same time. Fully organic, too, doesn't hurt anything or anybody, except for the weeds. I love doing everything the organic way, but I sure do wish somebody would come up with a really effective organic control for fire ants. Miserable things. I've tried orange oil, but it didn't really work. If anybody comes up with a real solution, I hope you'll let me know.

Well, guess I'll scratch up something to eat around here. Have a great Sabbath, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35602: Hey Romeena ,Hazel,sugarplum,asa,auh20,chuck,possum,horatio.buckeye,farrah,My friend Mavis,[busch race is on],Des,Boo,sterling,man-o-man gang bought this new camper and kids are having a ball with it [stocking it and stuff]..its a nice one...fully self contained[not that I need that]...fridge,stove,heat,air,shes a 22 ft"er..well let me get kel calmed down...tonight its a late supper of grilled chicken quaters and mac-n-cheese and green beans....even got my garden cut today...ready for summer!....back in a bit...

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35603: SPOT...there

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35604: To Romeena (Msg 35601), I actually live both in the USA and Canada. Right now, I just happen to be in Canada munching on them Arby-Q's.

And hay back at ya SPOT. I once rented an RV when I visited my sister in Grapevine, Texas, and enjoyed it immensely traveling all over Texas. Maybe when I retire, I will purchase one and travel the USA and Canada.

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35605: Hey Poor Horatio it must be nice to have an ArbyQ. Man I miss those. I would buy 2 at a time with curly fries. MMMMMM...thanks for telling me about Ms. Carson. Her character was great and I always liked it. Is her friend still alive? Hey Romeena, I dont use it anymore but I have tried this grits on an anthill will kill any kind of ants. However, I still think like me it's best to get the old Amdro..Horatio take a pic of Niagra Falls for me I have it on my screensaver. That stir fry sounds mighty good Mavis and good luck with the squirrels. Hey SPOT how was cheerleading practice I know you enjoyed the weather like I did. I cant believe I actually have the air on guys. Congratulations on your new grandbaby ASA, and Lucy Matthews I hope your day went well and all is going well with your family. I love Krystals Des, but for me as Im sure it is for all of us here in ATL.... you cant live without those sunrises.. I have to eat 2 each sunday morning before I go to work. Still waiting to see if my friend wants to join the porch as Old Man Kelsey... will let you know. Much love to you and yours... till later on tonight... SHAZAM!!! Santa Luciiiaaaa, Sannntaaaaaa Luciiiiiaaaaaaaaa

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35606: Hey back at ya SHAZAM.
Is your Niagara Falls screensaver with animation or a still?
Next time I'm at Arby's, I'll get a whole bunch of Arby-Q's for everyone at the Front Porch.
As for the other "Fun Girl", Joyce Jameson died in 1987.

from Poor Horatio

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35607: I am so ashamed guys. I haven't been here hardly at all these past few months. I am doing okay with my graduate courses. I just took my GRE Thursday and passed which means I can stay in the program. Yea!

I hope my absence hasn't offended you guys. I think about you often and pray that God has been good while I've been gone.

I'll be back :)


March 11, 2006 - Msg 35608: hey everyone!Boy,that stir fry sure sounds good,and,so do the Arby q's!Spot,be sure and take a picture of the new camper.inside and out,and send it to romeena,i'd love to see it.We are getting beautiful weather too,it's definitley time to go camping,hiking,plant some flowers,etc.romeena,i'm going to try what you used on your yard,and,I bet those mamma squirrels are something to see too!I still have the muskrat coming to eat the bird food,but,I put him some out by the creek,so,he doesn't have to sneak in the yard at night and eat.Well,I think i'll go and read the archives,take care friends,talk to you all later-ky girl

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35609: Dixie, no offense taken here dear, you're education is very important & boy am I proud of you, I remember back when you were fussing about having to go to school! My Jake just ordered his cap & gown *sniff, sniff* my baby is growing up. Still don't know when my article is coming out in the paper, but will let ya'll know, hope it's online. As for the audition last week, they ended up not practicing, one of the boys has the flu, maybe next week. I'm off to finish my email checking & see if I can finally sleep, this business of only sleeping 3 hours a night is getting old, REAL old!

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35610: Hey, Dixie! Congratulations! Rest assured, we figured you were working and studying hard. Just drop by when you can, we're glad to see you anytime.

Friends, thank you for praying for my friend Johnny. I learned this afternoon that he went to be with the Lord this morning at 10:15. He (and we) knew it was coming, and he was ready. His illness has been long and draining, and very hard on his wife. He was a very large man, and almost unable to do anything for himself, barely able to transfer to a wheelchair. He was prone to try to get up and walk about at night, and fell almost every night, necessitating a call to the EMTs, just to get him back in bed. He couldn't get up from the floor, even with his wife's help. So, she had taken to sleeping on the floor next to his bed, so he couldn't get up without awakening her. Not a very pleasant existence for either of them. Now he's beyond all that, and his wife can begin the process of regaining her strength and building a life for herself. She deserves it.

ky girl, be sure you buy corn gluten meal for your yard, not horticultural cornmeal. There's a difference, and the one that has the weed-killing properties is the corn gluten meal. Horticultural cornmeal goes on a bit later, and is beneficial in discouraging fungal diseases on roses, crape myrtle and anything else that gets sick easily. Another good organic product is dry molasses, which I put on about a month ago, and I'm sure is playing a part in the greening of my lawn. Organic gardening is fun and very rewarding, but there's so much to learn. I'm still pretty clueless, but I'm working on it.

Have a wonderful Sabbath, friends. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 11, 2006 - Msg 35611: Hey DES, it sure is a small world here on the porch. I can't believe that 2 of you have been to the old Mission drive-in. Cool! I read about Earl Abel's going out of business in Texas Monthly magazine this month. They had a couple of really great pictures of the place when it first opened.

SPOT, what kind of camper did you get, you lucky DOG, you?!

Prayers for Johnny's wife and family.

I am heading off to bed...long day!



March 12, 2006 - Msg 35613: Good Sabbath porch pals. Hope you are all well today.
Romeena, sorry to hear about your friend Johnny, but like you described, he was probably ready and though I'm sure his wife will miss him, I know how hard that has been on her to tend to him like that. My prayers are with her.

Good to hear from you Dixie. Glad things are going well.

Hazel, was that you window peeking at the drive-inn years ago? I was in that car, and the next morning I went to the Sheriffs office to report a peeping Tomette and there's this lady sitting there who looked a little familiar, but I couldn't tell for sure cause she slipped one of them nose, moustache, eyeglasses contraptions on and walked out real fast. Now it's all starting to add up!

Romenna, I'd be really interested in knowing more about your organic gardening knowledge. If I could find organic stuff to put on my grass instead of the chemicals I use know, that would be great. I had never heard about that gluten corn meal. Is it readily available? We have a farm store just down the street fron us. I'll have to check them out. I'd like to know how to apply, you know, like how much and does it have to be watered in good, stuff like that. Any advice you could give me I'd love to hear from you. I think Hazel does organic gardening also if I remember correct. Have you ever heard of Jerry Baker? He is a national master gardener and he comes up with some odd mixtures for sprays and what not. Stuff like mixing beer with chewing tobacco and crazy things like that.

Have fun at work Shazam.

Poor Horatio, you didn't see Otis Campbell driving by when you were up there in Canada did you? We have reason to believe there's a still up there he is visiting. We got this information using the latest in phsycological investigative analysis. It's amazing the things you can learn about from a 15 cent magazine.


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35614: floyd, would you and david browning consider giving ro a picture of you and david browning in character for our porch album in may's celebration? mdc- was rain falling up or down from the sky your way yesterday? central illinois got it's share coming downward last night. today is chruch day, let's all enjoy the day. shazam, hope you don't have to ---- work today. boo- hope you got a great nights rest and prayers for johnny's wife and family.sorry ro about your loss. dexie , your always in our thoughts and prayers, we missed you. if you want send ro a picture for our porch album. hang in there it will be worth it in the end. breakfast on poor horatio. buckeye

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35615: Asa, what I know about organic gardening wouldn't fill a paragraph, and what I don't know would fill volumes. About all I can tell you about corn gluten meal is that now is the time to spread it - a bit late down here but probably about right where you are - and you should be able to get it at any good garden center. It's not expensive, and directions for spreading it are on the bag. Dry molasses - same story. Both are environmentally safe, and unless you just pour it on, it would be hard to get too much. It won't burn like chemical fertilizers.

I love the dry molasses. After it's been spread, my yard smells like the feed and tack room when I was a kid. The "sweet feed" contains dry molasses. Oh, my. I used to love to go in that room. The fragrance was wonderful. Alfalfa hay, coastal hay, sweet feed, leather saddles - what a blend! Sometimes when you'd walk in, your nose would tell you there was a mouse or rat in there. That's when my dad would shut our cat, Jose, up in there for the night, and by morning, the cat was well fed and proud of himself, and the rat smell was gone.

Well, time to head for church. Have a blessed day, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35616: Good Morning Porchsters! Ro the feed room in a barn has always been one of my most favorite places to be. I love the smell of molasses, matter of fact, that is what's for breakfast here on my porch this morning, hot, buttered bisquits, slathered with molasses! Now that is good eatin'
My newspaper article came out today & I'm not REAL happy about it, just a little happy. I'm gonna let ya'll read it (if you would, please) & tell me what you think, before I say what I think.
To read it you'll have to copy & paste, censor won't let me post the way I had it.

I'll check back in a bit.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35617: Picky censor this morning says a word is too long? buckeye Did you want a picture of Floyd and David Browning together? Or just one of each? I groom David's dog & could get some pictures for you, but they won't have Floyd in them.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35618: Hey Mavis, That was a pretty good article I'd say. It made it sound like your a little rough with the critters, which we all know is not true. My sister in law is a groomer so I understand how the groomer has to let the pup know who's in control. Maybe the reporter just ain't used to that. BTW, pretty picture of you! You really do David Brownings dog? I didn't know that. Is he a pretty good feller?
Romeena, I'll be looking for that corn meal, but not to soon. As I type this we have 6 inches of new snow on the ground from last night and it's still pounding down. Oh mercy me, I need sun and warmth on these tired old bones.


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35619: To Romeena (Msg 35610), I'm so sorry to hear that Johnny passed on. Your comments about how Johnny and his wife lived brought back some similar sad memories for me. May he rest in peace.

To Asa (Msg 35613), shoot, I didn't know Otis Campbell was up here in my neck of the woods. Otherwise, I'd a kept both eyes a lookin' for him. I bet he gots a still up here this side of the border. Thanks for the warnin'!

And to Dixie (Msg 35607), a welcome back from your graduate studies. Watcha majorin' in?

To buckeye (Msg 35614), since you designated me as the source of breakfast today, here it is Canadian style:
Canadian Sunshine Breakfast quiche,
Canadian Hash Brown taters and gravy,
Baked Apple Pancakes,
Pineapple Upside Down French Toast,
Canadian Maple Syrup,
Gobs of butter,
Smoked Sausage Patties,
Tim Horton Mint Tea and Coffee,
Orange, Apple and Grape juices
Timbits (bite-size donuts)
mmm-mmmm, don't that sound goooooooood!

from Poor Horatio

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35620: To Mavis (Msg 35616), although I enjoyed the article, it was not a balanced article. They should have included a pet that enjoys the treatment as well. Also, they should have mentioned the effort you take to make your clients comfortable.

from Poor Horatio

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35621: Asa & Poor Horatio I thought that same thing, about me being rough, that just isn't the case, Lucky always cries when he's getting done, it's just how he is, he cries when he's playing even. They were supposed to go to another house with me, but they decided not to since they had another appt they were already late to, guess they thought it would only take 20 minutes or something. I think I am going to email the reporter or call him & see if he can put something else in there about me not being rough.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35622: Mavis, bring them reporters along next time you do my ears. Heck I don't whimper. In fact I usually fall asleep when you do them. But then you always put witch hazel on me when that happens and charge me an extra 25 cents. But heck, I don't mind.


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35623: Poor Horatio - Miss Dixie are gonna be a teacher to teach them young'uns to cipher and to read and rite and all them kind of things. . .she be just like Miss. Crum! :)

Actually - Dixie will join several more porch teachers like myself and MDC. . .MDC was into English and I am into Special Education! Asa has been my favorite student.


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35624: Howdy from Texas. Its a warm, humid 85 degrees here in spring break land. Lots of tourists here on the coast. You couldn't get me near the beach this weekend. The things that go on down there!

Just finished feeding lunch to the family (roast and taters) and needed to chill out a bit. My brother Jerry just left for California and I had my little cry and tried to comfort my dad. Imagine being 80 years old and having 2 of your children so far away. Sometimes its several years between times he sees Jerry. You know he must be thinking he may not see him again. I can't imagine how painful that must be. Jerry is a good guy but he is a workaholic and doesn't seem real interested in the rest of his family most of the time. Too bad, I think he will regret it one day.

Well, break time is over. Got to go clean the kitchen. I got to take care of babies in the church nursery this morning. They were so sweet. There is this little, chubby cherub named Claire that is proably the cutest baby I have ever seen (besides Laci, of course)! I had alot of fun squeezing those little fat legs. She's such a doll! Later......


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35625:
RAIN! RAIN! RAIN! PTL we got rain yesterday, and i DO mean rain rain! It rained ALL day and the total was almost two inches! We broke 2 records,
one for longest stretch WITHOUT rain, 143 days,and one for the amount for March 11, 1.90 inches at the airport! Carpets made it thru pretty well too!
BOO and KY girl- I want to thank you two for the uplifting emails of recent! My stress at work and with my mom are made easier by you prayers! Thanks to all porchsters for your prayers and love.
Buckye and Goober, out high yesterday was 45!!! No spring games, but today we are back in full swing!
I'll go read the achives now, God Bless on this wonderful Sabbath day,

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35626:
"Look Aunt Bee, I won a genu-wine ceramic pelican!"

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35627: hi there. i no i have not ben here for sometime. but i had ben busy going the the doc to see why i can not keep my blood presssure down at time.
she is sending me up for sometestto see wy in the nexnt day or two.
i do not like going to the doc .
had to fight what s.s . because want to stop me check from comming because of a check i git from workerrs compensation that i fill 10 yaer a go.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35628:
Goober: Op, two things I know about is cars and guns, not much else, but cars and guns."

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35629:
Good archive readin! Anyone seen spot?
Hazel, as a young un I saw some stuff on
the drive in restroom wall too, and i still dont know what it means! ha!
One time, when i was about 10, long before American Grafitti, I spent 25 cents for one of them "water balloons" and my dad saw it. He was kinds shocked, I said i had know idea what it was, which I didnt, and told him I wanted to make a water balloon. He laughed and said well ok. Haha
Well, back to my sunday rest!

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35630: Mavis, I didn't think the article was bad at all. A little one-sided, perhaps, and that probably would have been remedied if the reporter had witnessed more than one grooming. Of course, I'm a pet mom who knows all about the theatrics that the little drama queens and kings can present. I think the reporter needed to spend a bit more time, and the article needed to be a little longer in order to present a more balanced picture. Still, all in all, not bad. Good picture of you!

Oh, Asa! More snow? You poor thing. I just can't imagine. It's mid-80s here today, bright sunshine and warm winds, green grass and colorful flowers everywhere, many of them sporting little "flying blossoms", as the butterflies are coming through. I love it!

Well, got to go put out critter feed. Feeders are empty, corncobs are stripped. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35631: Oops, forgot to point out that it was a dispenser in the restroom of a drive in, in early 60's.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35632: Hey Ro, and TOM, didnt see ya there!

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35633: Hey everyone... back from work. what's the skinny? SHAZAM

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35634: poor horatio; that breakfast was great should have ask you sooner. where does your dollar go the farthest, u.s. or canada? mdc- prayers continue for you and yours. did the rain come down or go upwards. spot, sounds like the kids are going to rough it? maybe you could post us a picture with ro. i'd be like floyd when he claimed he had a mansion, i'd say see my camper i wouldn't bore them with details like it's the ome i'd like to have. hope you enjoy it. mavis i was thinking since ro has given us a private porch picture album that if we could get floyd and david browning in character and some regular pics would enhance our family album. i realise we're all young but as in mayberry that will be something we can enjoy for years to come. tom; prayers for you my freind, hang in there and know your family here will liftyou up my freind. shazam, it seems like gARening and flowers are the skinny . romeena, dear got a bag of that corn glutten meal and tried to make cornbread with it and it just layed there no matter how long i cooked it. boo, sounds like you need a little rest you've been working to hard. good night to all the porch. asa, always enjoy your posts. buckeye

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35635: To homemaker (Msg 35623). So Miz Dixie is gonna be a teecher? I alwayze lyked teechers. I specially lyked it when they tawt me all abowt ciphering. I was reel good at GOZINTA. Two GOZINTA ten five times ... Three GOZINTA twelve four times ... etc. I was in the same class as Jethro Bodine (remember him from the Beverly Hillbillies?). Tanks MDC and you homemaker for doin' a reel good job teechin' peeple lyke me. See how good I turnd owt?

To Mavis (Msg 35621), I woodn't worrie two much about that newzpayper artikl. Yu sure doo look purty in da pikture tho.

To Tom (Msg 35627), sorry to hear about your blood pressure problem. Let the doctor try to find the cause so that you can live a long and healthy life. Are you saying that social security wants to reduce your benefits because of the workman's compensation check you get? That's the way the government is. Take care and keep posting here.

To MDC (Msg 35629), that's a funny story about the water balloon. They sure are expensive, aren't they?

To Asa (Msg 35618), you got six inces of snow? Here in Canada, all of the snow is gone and we will be in the upper 50's on Monday!

To SHAZAM (Msg 35633), no skinny here. In fact, I put on a few pounds from pigging out at lunch time today.

from Poor Horatio

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35636: Wow, ASA, six inches of snow still?? I'm sorry for ya, buddy. I know you are yearning for spring.

Poor Horatio, I think your education was worth every penny!

I got some rest this afternoon, Buckeye, thanks. Been kinda kicking back and doing only the basic chores. My dear sister (Saint Susan) came by today and surprised me by cleaning the kitchen while I was here posting earlier today. She's the cats! She even took Erin home with her for the evening. Yeehaw! I think I'll start a new book or work on my bible study this evening.

You are welcome, MDC, hope things are working out.


What are we gonna do tonight? Wanna go to the duck pond and talk to the hawk? We could skip rocks.


March 12, 2006 - Msg 35637: Youre so funny Horatio... I am looking foward to going out to my lawn this spring and getting my front yard looking like Turner Field. I didnt get the chance last year because Ive only been in my house a year. My advice is to listen to the lawn and garden show on WSB AM.... it's where I get all my advice. I am so pooped. been up since five am and now my son wants to play. Oh the sacrifices parents make but I wouldnt give it up for the world. My Niagra Falls is a still shot I got off of Google. It is great. Hope everyone is doing well please continue..... SHAZAM

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35638: hey everyone, great race in Vegas ,I got to see the last 75 laps after I got off work. MAVIS ..good article about your grooming buisness ,good advertising as well everyone have a great evening

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35639: Asa I forgot to answer you about David Browning, yes I groom his dog, altho there is not much to groom, it's the cutest little Chihuahua you ever did see & sweet. He is a great guy, his daughter & our kids all went to school together, stayed at each other's houses all the time, the whole family is "good folk" He used to have a squad car looked just like the real thing, it was funny to see him riding around town in his uniform. Saw him in that car next to me at a stop light one time & I about died laughing.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35640: Evenin' Porchsters,
I'm pretty beat so this is gonna be short and sweet! (hey that rhymed-yeah) I can't believe all that I missed by not checking in 1 day! Sounds like most are doing well except for Romeena's friend, sorry to hear about that, dear.
We did our usual church, costco, whole foods run with a quick stop at the park for my son to play.
Hope everyone's Monday is ab fab! I'll write more tomorrow. Sleep tight! Make sure ya say your prayers.
Blessings to you and yours,
Farrah/Lucy Matthews

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35641: Farrah, Dear, what is your name anyway? Lucy Matthews? I'm confused, heehee

Mavis, who is David Browning? I never heard of him.



March 12, 2006 - Msg 35642: Hey, everyone! Thanks for all the greetings and kind words. It's like home here - a real actual front porch.

You're right, Boo, it's hot here! We were headed to Port A, but March (one of the best months, weather-wise) is pretty much taken by the Spring Breakers... :-( .. Oh well, we'll go in April I guess. It's a little hotter, but not nearly as crowded.

I'm wondering, could someone out there please put me in touch with Rafe or Andelina? I've long since blown up a couple of computers and lost their contact info. I would appreciate it to no end!



March 12, 2006 - Msg 35643: Oops, me again. My email address is in case anyone is able to pass that along to Rafe or Andelina.

Haven't heard from Briscoe Darling Jr. in a while. Hope he's ok.



March 12, 2006 - Msg 35644: Boo David Browning is known as The Mayberry Deputy, he impersonates Barney & does an awesome job at it. David Browning
Check his site out & see what you think. I'm off to bed, got puppy feet to groom tomorrow.

March 12, 2006 - Msg 35645: Hey Spot & buckeye look what I found! floyd_barney_front_of_floyds.jpg

Have to copy & paste, censor again be sure not to include the space between = and floyd_

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35646: Hey Mavis and all...gosh been so busy over here at the dog house.....gona go read...lets meet at I-Hop....SPOT

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35647: Morning porchters.
Well at 9:18 MST last night I became a grandpa. Little Mariah Mcdonald came in at 6lbs.7oz and 18" long. Gosh what a tiny sweet little thing. Held her for a while and observed all her perfect little fingers and toes, her cute little tongue as she'd stick it out when she fussed, and her black curly hair. I don't think I've ever seen a living doll this cute since her Mom was born to us 22 years ago. But I am somewhat prejudice I'm sure. God has blessed us dearly. If I can figure out how to do it, I'll get some pics of her sent off to Romeena. Thanks for your prayers.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35648: Congrats Asa - enjoy your baby girl and be a good grandpa. . . .we'll oil up your rocker here on the porch so she can come by and rock with grandpa and the rest of us porchsters!


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35649:
I thought this summed up our porch pretty well - thanks to Floyd, we all have a "bell" to hear.

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.
If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.
As you stand and watch these two friends, you'll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure her friend isn't too far behind to hear the bell.
Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.
Good friends are like this. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there. Please listen for my bell and I'll try to remember to listen for yours.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35650: Good morning everyone! I trust everyone had a wonderful weekend. Not much time to chat this morning, but I did want to drop by and say "howdy." Congratulations, ASA! That is great news! Pretty name, too.

Y'all take care and I'll try to catch up on the archives and drop by later.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35651: Congratulations, Grandpa Asa! You are in for so much fun!! Can't wait to see a picture of Mariah.

Homemaker, the only word for that story is AWESOME. Thank you for sharing it and its so true. It made me think.

Well, today is another day of blessing and challenge. God speed,


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35652: Barney when talking about Ben Weaver: "When we sing Leanin' On The Everlasting Arms, he just mouths the words!"

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35653: Congratulations Asa!

What wonderful news! I hope we get to see some pictures of Mariah real soon.

Here's hoping all the porch has a real blessed week. Thanks for the story about the two horses, homemaker. That was a great analogy of life.

We are in for some stormy weather around these here parts, and then tomorrow snow! I know some folks have already had the bad weather, and I hope everyone made it through okay...

Have a great Mayberry Day!
Mary Wiggins

"Just because your acting deputy don't mean you can help yourself to free fruit."

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35654: CONGRATS ASA

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35655: Wow, Asa! The baby is here! Congratulations, Grandpa. What a blessing - and we're anxiously awaiting some pictures. What fun! I'll bet Mrs. Asa is pretty happy, too. There's just nothing like a new baby to brighten up the place.

Well, got errands to run - I hear Weaver is having a sale. The special at the diner sounds pretty good today, too - a hollowed out tomato filled with all sorts of good stuff. Maybe I'll stop by there at noon.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35656:
Congratulations Grandaddy ASA! Way Cool! Sounds like a real doll. God bless yuou and yours.
Homemaker, thanks for the wonderful sharing about the horses! Makes me feel better about my dear mother and how she must now rely on all of us.
God bless you.

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35657: Hey Ro, I just saw the pictures you posted of your sons and grandsons. What a handsome group! Thanks for sharing. Those paintings of Pat's were gorgeous. Does he have a web site, yet? I would love to see more.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35658: "Hey pa look. Miss Peggy made that fried chicken crispy like you like!"

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35659: "I aint gonna stand in no stag line with old man Schwump!"

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35660: Hey to the Porchsters! This is Young Man Kelsey (YMK)back on the porch again. Just moved to the Arizona side of the Porch and am still unpacking. Congrats Asa on the grandyoung'n! I'll have to read back and see what all I've missed. I haven't visited since a day or so after Don Knotts passed away. See Ya Soon, YMK

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35661: hey everyone,just passin through and wanted to say Hi.Take care,talk to you later-ky girl

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35662: swamped this week and upcoming weekend got to go back to ky with a u- haul, i don't mind the you haul part it's just they don't say you load and you load as well. CONGRATS ASA- WITH YOUR GUIDANCE AND SENSE OF HUMOR, PATIENCE THAT BABY WILL BE A FANTASTIC ADULT. springfeild , ill. 30 miles from me our state capitol got hit farily hard last night, we're ok. i pray charlotte tucker, goober and others from mo. il. ind. are ok. hello hazel missed you dear on my last post. B. B. busy buckeye

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35663:
Romeena, I just had a chance to see the pix of your backyard! It is really neat. It looks like you live in a very nice neighborhood also! I hope not too many renters! Ours has held well for almost 30 years, but this weekend 4 guys moved into the house across the alley, and they are partiers! ugh! After some nice hellos over the back fences, we got on the topic and I said that this is a great family neighborhood. I hope they got it. Seems like it's always something! Oh well, I gotta say HA and hope!
Anyway, great shots and I saw the tire swing that others commented on!
Anyone seen CHUCK lately?

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35664:
Aunt Bee: (on porch chair) It sure is quiet tonight
Andy: (on other porch chair) Yeah it is. Say, ya want me to liven things up a bit? Wo, wo, wo, ruff, ruff, wo, wo, wo
(Dog around the neighborhood start barkin'!! (:)

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35665:
That's: dogS around the neighborhood start barkin' (:

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35666: Afternoon Porchsters. Just dropping by to say a quick hello. Well, we closed on our old house last Friday. Been moving into the new house. We're basically living out of boxes and suitcases BUT we're in! My wife has workers coming in left and right (painters, fence guys, carpenter putting in bookshelves, etc.,). Looks like I'm gonna have to have a bake sale, garage sale and car wash all at the same time to pay for all this.LOL Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry to hear about your friend, Ro.

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35667: Congrats, Asa! Mariah McDonald--that's cute. Don't let her get too close to the fire now. And be careful not to give her blueberry pie when nobody's lookin'.
Charlotte Tucker

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35668: Please be in prayer for the family of Neva Acuff. I went to school with her in my college days. From what I hear, she passed away with cancer. She left behind a loving husband, two daughters, and twin baby boys and went to a wonderful place of no pain, no sadness and total joy.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35669: Prayers for the family of Neva Acuff.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35670: Hey, y'all!! I just saw a big old fat robin out back. He was perched on the boulder by the fish pond, where the fountain bubbles out of the rock. He sat right on top of the water as it bubbled up, and got what I'm sure must have been a very good bath! Before I could get my camera fired up, zoomed in and focused, though, he had flown. He'll be back, and I'll get him yet!

Beautiful, beautiful day here today. Makes you want to go plant something. I think I will!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35671: buckeye, I see you posted today. Any bad weather over your way? I heard Springfield had some. Not even a drop of rain here.
Charlotte Tucker

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35672: Hey gang , congrats Asa!..hey hm,prayers to all in need,hey Romeena,ct,mdc,md,goober,...and once again CONGRATS ASA!!spoil her!!...well got a pot of beef stew for us tonight...will someone make some corn bread?....suppose to storm here tonight....batten-down-the hatches....SPOT

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35673: Evenin' Y'all! Asa you must be pickled tink over that new grandbaby! Congratulations and welcome to the Grandparent's Club! It's even better than the Esquire Club! You'll love it!
From your description,Mariah sounds like a little dollbaby. Sure hope you can get some pictures of her to Romeena.
Homemaker,loved that story of the horses and how you related it to us on the Porch. Prayers for your friend's family.Romeena,you also have my sympathies in the loss of your friend.
Hope everyone has a nice evening!
possum under a rock
P.S. Hey Rev.Jr!!

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35674: Hey, all. Did you know that hard work, or more specifically, the ability to do it, is a blessing? I do believe that, and trust me, right now I'm feeling pretty blessed! Got two more flats of bedding plants in the ground. They sure will be pretty in a couple of weeks. Tomorrow I have to do the hard part, though. I have to get my budnippers and nip the buds. I just hate doing that. Lovely little petunias, big bright blooms on each one, and I have to go nip them off! I'd nip 'em before planting, but I need the blooms so I can see what I'm planting where, color-wise. My garden center friend, and his brother, my landscaper friend, both tell me to prune new plants, and they're right. If you don't, they'll just get long and stringy, with one little flower out on the end of the shoot. If you do, they'll bush out and make a beautiful ball of blossoms, about a foot or more in diameter. So pretty. I've also learned not to pull up plants in the fall or winter that appear to be dead. Just cut them off about an inch above the ground, and half or more will rejuvenate in the spring. I've got snapdragons just bursting with buds that I did not plant this year. Some of them are two years old or more! Isn't that neat? Ah, the rewards of gardening!

Well, guess I'll go heat up some leftovers. Fortunately, I like leftovers, and generally have some good ones, because I plan for them. Right now, I've got half of a big old ribeye steak, which I'll slice thinly, heat a bag of Ready Rice and stir the steak into the hot rice and voila! A good meal! It helps that I'm not a picky eater - I'll eat just about anything, but steak and rice doesn't qualify as "anything". It's just plain good! Almost as good as the pounded steak out at Morelli's.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35675: Hey Romeena,
After reading some of your Mongolian accounts, I do believe you will eat just about anything! I like to make lots of potato salad, because that is good to round out meals, and they taste mighty good as "leftovers". There's a few other things I like to make "in bulk", because then all you need is to cook up some chicken, or make hamburgers, and you have a whole meal!

Your garden sure sounds pretty. Right now, we are still wallowing in winter up here in Michigan. All you talk about buying flats of flowers is starting to give me spring fever though!

Have wonderful Mayberry dreams, and hey to Sugarplum, too!

Mary Wiggins

March 13, 2006 - Msg 35676: All youR talk....I mean.


March 13, 2006 - Msg 35677: Hey Grandpappy Asa Congrats!!! Bet yer pleased as punch! Ro them flowers sound nice, real nice! Wish I had the time to do gardening. Won't be doing much of anything for a day or 2, that same little nasty poodle that bit me back in Nov. got me again today, worse this time, I might end up losing my thumbnail on my left hand, he went right through it. I corrected him with a firm "NO!" didn't grab him, didn't hit him, didn't choke him (altho I wanted to, trust me!) just looked him in the eye & said NO & the lady started CRYING!! Told me he didn't like to be scolded & it hurt her to see him scolded! My mouth got ahead of my brain (that happens alot w/ me) & I told her I didn't like being bitten either & unless she started correcting him, he was going to keep doing it. At any rate, I got him finished, I now have 10 different bites on my left hand (& he was muzzled after the 1st one!) & I told her not to call me anymore, it's not worth it for me to go through that. And they are trying to outlaw MY dog just because of her breed, ask me Poodles & Coc-kers should top the list! Anyway, gonna go soak my hand in some more peroxide & smear it with Triple Antibiotic ointment. Trying to keep the wound open for a day or 2 & let the blood flow to get as much of the nasty mouth germs out. Talk to ya'll in a bit.