April 06, 2006 - Msg 36571: Welcome to COLLEEN. Sit a spell and relax...

Speaking of relaxing, I feel MUCH better now that all the meetings are over. Most times I feel that if we'd do away with meetings more things in thsi world would get done quicker. There goes four hours of my life I won't get back.

BOO: Yes! You should speak up and do deserve to be heard. While I don't advocate buttin' in on how other people raise their kids (and expect the same courtesy) inside the law, we have a responsibility to our neighbors (and that means their kids). Christians have a mandate to be examples and to look out for the welfare of others. And, aside from that, there's the old saying, "He who pays the piper call the tune." Eighty-five percent of my property taxes go to support the local schools, and I pay more in taxes each year than it costs me to send my daughter to private school. That gives me some say in how that money is spent. The tricky part is this: getting your point across effectively but with respect and love. Unfortunately, that's where the conversation usually breaks down. That's my two-cents, anyway.

Have a great afternoon!


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36572: Things looked a little dusty; thought I'd clean up...


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36573: Hey, LUCY, did your trip to Mexico have anything to do with the Tampico Tamale contest?



April 06, 2006 - Msg 36574: Greetings fellow porchsters! How goes it? Pretty nice hear. Although I'll be real busy with school stuff for the next 3 weeks I have to admit that it feels soooooo good to be almost done with this semester! ***BIG THANK YOU*** for all the prayers you continue to bestow upon me.

Lucy Glad to hear it about your Uncle. Be safe in your travels!

Welcome to Colleen

Hey back at ya buckeye and Spot. You two behaving lately?

What do you guys think of this new documentary claiming to be a gospel that sheds new light on Judas? Personally I think that the Bible is complete the way it is. It says that you are never to subtract or add to what is within those covers and I whole heartedly agree. Anyone remember the verse that says that? I'm having trouble remembering.

Dixie Belle :):):)

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36575: Nice Sweep Me-They We almost put each other in the dust pan ;)


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36576: Welcome COLLEEN!...im the cook here!..hey dixie..good sweep MT...Romeena ya at work?..tonight its ribeye steaks grilled baked tater salad mushrooms and onions...and what the heck gona throw a rock lobster tail on each plate!....ready at 6...SPOT

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36577: You guys are really nice in here. :-D

I checked out Mayberry.com the day Don Knotts dies w/o even knowing he had died. I was devastated when i found out. So i've sort of been scrolling around the website off and on, and love the chitchat going on in here on the 'front porch.' If only it was the REAL front porch! ;) I absolutely love the show. We just bought season 4--will get 5, 6, 7 and 8 later... and are totally hooked. I start my day with it and end my day with it. I guess i vicariously live my life thru my television set when it is on. If only that life, that town, those characters really existed... sigh!

Anyone here going to Merlefest in Wilkesboro NC? I can't wait to go. Hopefully will get the Dillards autographs!

Recently, i was introduced to Aunt Bea's hash brown potatoes recipe. And there's another "SHAZZAMMMM!!!" Outstandingly sinful stuff! 8-P

I guess i don't need to get hooked on the front porch... but heck, i may just. You folks are mighty friendly! I'll take the swing on the end... ha!

Ahh, and YES, the Ewings are my neighbors. I will be at their house at the "Celebrate Freedom" concert on July 4th!

... and i'm on board with the Christianity talk in here! You all keep it up!

May God bless you each and all today,


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36578: Howdy, everyone! Spot, save me a place. When you're talking about ribeyes and lobster, you've got my attention for sure! You know how the Muslim men think they're going to be greeted in Heaven by 72 dark-eyed virgins? Well, I think God will have a big table set up for me, with 72 huge lobsters and a washtub full of lemon butter, and there will be no such thing as cholesterol or weight gain. Now, how's that for heaven? (teehee)
Welcome, Colleen. I'm another fellow Texas, actually in Irving, so not far from you. Just claim a rocker and stick around. You can keep your real name if you wish, or find yourself a TAGS name. Most of us do that, but it's sorta optional.

I spent last night with my friend who had the knee surgery - she's getting around very well with her walker, but doesn't need to be left by herself. So, a group of us are taking turns staying with her - family and friends. She'd do it for us.

Mayberry Deputy, I got the pictures and they're in the album. Beautiful dog, that Misty. I love English Mastiffs. My son and his wife had one, a male, who was about 210 lbs. Huge dog, with the heart of a bunny rabbit. He wanted to be a lapdog so badly, and would back up to someone who was sitting down and just drop his big old backside in their lap, with his front feet still on the floor! It was hilarious! They now have a Wheaten terrier puppy - cute as a button.

Well, guess I'll rustle up some lunch, and give the Plum a little attention. I was gone all night and half the morning, and she's in a bit of a snit. Have a great Mayberry day!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36579: Well,

The Mayberry Gossip Club Project is getting off to a start, but like Mayberry...it's "easy and slow" which is fine. This will be a long term project.

Here's what I was hoping we might do. On April 6th (tonight) TV Land will be showing "The County Clerk" so why don't we make it our project to watch that episode closely and then take a few minutes to add information about that episode to the Gossip Club?

Maybe we could take that as Miss Crump's assignment for the next several months, whatever episode TV Land shows that day...that could be the episode that folks focus on for the day and add info to our project.

I'm just trying to find a good way for all of us to work on the same thing together. Friday night would be "The Foster Lady."

If you aren't sure about how to do things at the new project, check out the " Community Portal" section as well as the " Help" link. It's not too hard and if we get involved I really think this could be fun for everybody.

PLEASE click the "create an account or log in" in the top right hand side of the site. It will help to know who is doing the editing AND I need volunteers to help me make sure things are correct when they're entered and you can't do that unless you have an account. So far only 5 users are listed and 2 of them are me (GossipSysop - the administrator, and Anewsome)


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36580: Thanks, FLOYD. I think I'll check it out. I don't know that I can participate this week, but I assume it's the kind of thing that we can chime in when we can, right?


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36581: SPOT: I like mine medium-well, please, (sorry, I gave up bloody meat years ago) with lots of raw onions.


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36582: You got it MT...I like my onions cooked mushrooms and butter ....A-1 sauce and butter for my tail!...SPOT

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36583: spot- thanks for supper another great one. WELCOME COLEEN PULL UP A ROCKER. dixie belle, i can't speak for spot but i'm onary as can be. ha. well looks like the middle porch will be weather entertaining . goober and the rest keep your head down. trivia; in 1817 baron karl von drais of germany built the first bike. made of wood with no brakes pedals etc. were not on it. you pushed it one foot at a time. to propel you forward. in 1830 to 1840 kirk patrick from scotland, a blacksmith invented the first pedals but failed to get a patent. we've come a ways since then and it's easier on the feet and the rest of the body. have a great night everyone. buckeye

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36584: Hey Spot If you like I'll provide supper tomorrow night. We're having a crab boil at the house and I'll be glad to share. Our cousin who lives in Alaska sent us some crabs and fish (frozen of course) and we'll have plenty. What ya'll say? We'll also have baked potatos, cole slaw, cheese grits, french fries, hush puppies, and there is bound to be a banana pudding when my dad's side of the family gathers... it's a staple for us ;)


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36585: Whoops! I'm not pink :O


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36586: That's okay buckeye ;) We all have our days! Sorry I stepped on ya there. did I knock you out of your chair?


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36587: Welcome to Colleen. Hey Spot, I can not wait until supper. You are a jewell. We need to call you Ms. Luncheon tray lady or something. I am on may way home so save a place for me. I will check in later. Big Maude

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36588: Wrong gender maude!.....ha ha SPOT

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36589: Thanks for the opinion and great advice, Me-They. Come to think of it I am paying more school tax than private school tuition, too, and have been paying it for 19 years and my oldest child is only 11. I think I should at least be able to have an opinion.

Hey DIXIE! I think that scripture you talked about is at the very end of Revelation. I am not exactly sure about the correct interpretaion but the verse is there about adding or taking anything away from the book.

Hello COLEEN. I am from Texas, also (Corpus Christi area). Hope you will come back because there is plenty of room on this porch and I think we all feel the same way you feel about Mayberry.

I know you all pray for my son, Sean and I appreciate it so much. If I could just ask you to pray about something specific, we are going to Houston again in 2 weeks to see the doctor at Texas Children's hospital and we are supposed to decide about weaning him off the medicine that is causing the weight gain. The problem is that I think he still needs the medication but he is gaining weight so fast it really scares me. He is growing out of clothes weekly and has been compaining about his feet hurting when he plays or runs. I don't know what to do but the Lord does. Thanks.

Will try to watch the TAGS ep tonight, Floyd. I know I have to help Sean with his homework but I will try. Sean is having trouble remembering his multiplication tables. Remember those days?!


April 06, 2006 - Msg 36590: Oh no, another gender confusion!

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36591: Sooo Sorry Spot. I was in a hurry when I was leaving work, my typing got ahead of my brain.
Please forgive me. Big Maude

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36592: Evening Y'all! First off,Welcome to Colleen! I'm possum and I'm over here on the SC end of the Porch and like Rev said,everything's yellow from pollen! Luckily,my allergies haven't been too bad,but boy is my rock yellow!
Boo, you know how kids can pick up on songs quicker than anything? I recall that when I worked as a teacher's aide we used a cassette tape that taught the multiplication tables in song-sort of like a rap .The kids were quick to pick up on it. Maybe you could find something like that to help Sean. You know you can count on me for prayers concerning him.God Bless.
This is directed at you too,Boo- you made me laugh by mentioning the book you were given to learn about the facts of life! Well,my mom was the school nurse and she had books with DIAGRAMS! You know like in the encyclopedia where they have the human body with those plastic pages of the body parts? Plus,she had loads of little pamphlets,like you'd see in a clinic or something!
Y'all,guess what? I won a $100 Walmart gift card from my job today! Some type of contest was going on about attendance,working your shift as scheduled,being on time,etc. Well,I won! So who wants to go to Walmart? I'm buying!
Gotta go do some stuff so I'll check in later.
Prayers for all who need them. Love to all!
Punctual possum under a rock

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36593:
Hello porch family!

Lucy...please drive safe.

Welcome Colleen. Sure glad you decided to stop in and sit a spell with us. Some of the best folks you'll ever meet is right here.

Spot...Medium-well for me. Did you get your tree cut up and split?

Ro...I'm sure even God had a little grin on His face with that statement. My wife said God will have chocolate for her.

Dixie...I think the verse you are looking for is Revelation 22:18-19

Possum...My daughter is going to be in your area this weekend with one of her college room mates so be sure to keep things safe over there for me.

Everyone be blessed

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36594: No problem big maude..steaks were good huh....slow here at work..where is everybody?...SPOT

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36595: Thanks for supper Spot, as usual it was mighty
tasty. I just finished ironing and cleaning at least part of the house, hopefully I can finish the rest tomorrow afternoon. We are expecting storms again the next 24 hours, so keep Northeast
Tennessee in your thoughts. I thought I would share a good outcome story with you guys. On Tuesday afternoon, around 4:30 or so, a little
6 year old girl disappeared from her yard in a remote section of our county. Apparently, they live near a wooded, moutaineous area. She was playing with her puppy in the back of her Fathers truck while he was working on a car in the driveway. Apparently, the puppy fell out of the truck, took off running into the woods and she followed him. Needless to say, she disappeared into the woods and went missing overnight. There were community volunteers, rescue personnel and helicopters searching high and low for the little thing all night. Tuesday night was pretty cool, here, at least in the mid 30"s. Well, yesterday afternoon, one of the volunteers (who had by the way left work, taking a day off, to join in the
search) decided to take a different path than the
others had gone and in an area the search dogs had lost scent of her. Well, praise God he did, hecause he found her, sitting up aganist a tree.
She was sitting with her puppy. She told the man
she was lost.She allowed him to carry her out of the woods and to her parents. What a blessing.
She said she held her puppy under her shirt and it kept her warm all night. She was cold, hungry and tired, but otherwise okay. She also told them that the helicopters/planes kept her awake the night before. What a brave little girl. God does watch over us. Sorry for the lenghty post, but I thought you all would enjoy hearing this wondereful story. Have a good evening. I will check in tommorow. Are we going to I HOP?
Big Maude

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36596: Big Maude lets all meet at cracker barrell!..on Rev.!..bring an empty belly!..gona storm here in ga tomorrow...i get off at 6 am hope im gone from here...SPOT

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36597: I'm right'chere Spot munchin on steak & lobster, don't you see that butter runnin down my chin? Welcome Colleen I'm from the Va. side of the porch, where it's raining right now. Ro didn't the Plum pack her a little overnight bag & go with you? Feather has an overnight bag she packs. Rev how you been? I'll be back in a bit, gotta get another lobster tail before Asa gets here.

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36598: Big Maude I forgot what part of NE Tenn you were in. Close to me here in Bristol?

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36599: Mavis, I live in Mount Carmel, just west of Kingsport. Big Maude

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36600: Spot, Cracker Barrell sounds good. see ya there.
Big Maude

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36601: Big Maude I figured you had to be close, I recognized the story about the little girl, I as so glad to hear Johnny Wood say she was found this morning on the news! Count me in for Cracker Barrell! Spot just wondering, do you REALLY cook or just pretend to cook for us??

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36602: Hey Possum good to see you, been a while since we have been on the porch together....how is that grandbaby? Are you still working at the BBQ place? or have you moved on? homemaker, I forwarded your email to my sister and she will probably be in touch soon!

Gonna go drink some hot tea and watch some television....hugs to all!
fun girl

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36603:
My, aint the porch nice and full!
Floyd- no cable for me, but I will watch my copy. Can you also put the episode number to help us in-ept no cable folks! thanks.
LUCI- Actually, buckeye only gave you part of the web address. He was too busy calming down st Augustine! ha
It is www.riflemanconnors.com, then scroll down the left to a box that says western chat. I am there as Wyatt Earp
Welcome new folks. Good to have ya on the porch.
Colleen, does Leonard Blush have a program on that station?? haha
hey to DIX, MD,postum, Ro and ALL!!!
I appreciate ya, and good night!
Prayers for all too.

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36604:
Just checking back in real quick. See ya all at Cracker Barrel. I'll be there early to get a big table so that we can sit together.

Night and prayers for you all!

April 06, 2006 - Msg 36605: Good evening, all. Mavis, the Plum does have a little bag, with a tiny water bowl and food bowl, piddle pads (both paper and washable), her collar and leash, toys - whatever she might need. However, my friend doesn't particularly care for dogs, and naturally, the Plum just loves her! With my friend using a walker and all, and the Plum likely to get under her feet, I thought it best for her to stay at home. Her life isn't too shabby when she's closed up in our bedroom. Piles of pillows, a silk duvet, piddle pads in the corner, a water bottle, the TV on low, a/c on, toys available - lots of children should have it so good. Now I know you're wondering how I could have a friend who doesn't care for dogs - well, it wasn't easy. She has been my friend for 33 years, and our friendship was a couple of years old before I found out she wasn't crazy about dogs. She doesn't dislike them exactly, she just sorta feels like they should be outdoors, not in the house. I guess lots of people feel that way - my own mother did, until she met the Plum. Within weeks, the Plum was seated in a chair at the table next to my mom, who fed her tiny tidbits from her own plate. I could hardly believe it. She never objected to me having a dog when I was a child, but they stayed outdoors. The Plum, however, changed all that. They even kept her for me when I had to be gone a few days. The one place my mom drew the line, however, was letting her on the bed. Nix to that. (My dad would have allowed it, but not mom.) They draped a towel over a hospital bath basin, placed it beside their bed, and that became the Plum's bed while she was there. She fit in it, too.

I visited the Mayberry Gossip site - looks like fun. Will need to mouse around in it for a while to learn the ropes, but I think it's going to be just great.

Everyone have a great weekend - will probably see you tomorrow. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36606: Now what do you think Mavis?..dont the food taste good?..ha ha..hey big maude ..Romeena did ya have to work tonight?....hey fg..possum you out there?..apb on Chuck...asa will see ya at breakfast..night Rev bring yer wallet or plastic in the morning gona be a bunch of us!..storms will be here in ga tomorrow...snack time right now:corn flakes and milk...well let me get my daily reports run...signed:SPOT the"grilling and chillin" dog of your porch...lights are on!

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36607: oh hey MDC did not see you on the end of the porch...prayers....SPOT

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36608: Of course the food tastes good Spot I just wondered if you really LIKED to cook. Ro I understand about having friends that don't care for dogs, I have a few (not many) but they all understand how I feel about mine. Your Mom sounds like mine, she was the same way until my little Boston Terrier, Pixie changed her mind. I'm off to bed porch.

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36609: Yes I do mavis...I grill alot 3 times a week sometimes...and lots of one pot things..well its off the the barrell...SPOT

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36610: spot and mavis i agree breakfast always tastes better when rev or someone else picks up the tab. one can raise their high water mark. thanks mdc for rest of address on western site. i have to mosey over there myself once things settle down. congrats possum on the 100 dollars. is that enough for a hi definition tv for the porch? race days always look better that way. good morning romeena, plum. it's friday, oh boy. wake up asa. buckeye

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36611: A few months ago I told you that a cat or a big kitten had been dropped off on our doorstep and my husband didn't much care for it. Well, KiKi turned out to be a good mouser so the hubby had no complaints with her then. Well - KiKi is the proud momma of about 5 kittens as of last nite. So - after she gets them weaned, KiKi becomes the first cat I have ever had fixed. Even my husband was a little excited about the kittens.

Storms this evening here in Indy.

Oh, I did get somewhat of a reply about the hotel situation, but not the final answer.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36612: Happy Friday to you all. Thanks for breakfast Rev. The company and the food was great. Now. what's for lunch? Maybe Floyd and Al can make Hamburgers. Hope all is well with you guys today and hopefully we can all have a good rest this week end. I am just working til about 11 today and then off to home and family stuff. My 15 year old recently got his learners permit so please keep us in your prayers as we begin this new phase of parenting and teaching him to drive. He will take drivers ed next fall, but until then it is up to us. Have a good day and I will drop by later today. Big Maude

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36613: Good morning all! Is everyone enjoying warm coffee on the front porch?

i just wanted to thank everybody for all the warm welcome messages. i think i found my 'real' mayberry! ;-)

Boo and Romeena, hello fellow Texans! Romeena, we're practically next door neighbors! very cool!

okay, so what names are left... has anyone claimed Juanita? ;)

~Colleen (for now)...

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36614: Good morning SPOT, MAVIS, BUCKEYE, HM, BIG MAUDE, and anybody else dropping by the porch this morning. It's chilly and rainy here, but we can use the moisture (though not as much as MDC I bet). Tulips have justy started to bloom.

Praise God about that lost little girl. And you have my prayers BIG MAUDE! I'm sure your son is responsible and that you will exercise appropriate oversight, but I often wonder if sixteen isn't too young to be allowed to drive. It was one thing decades ago when the roads were much less congested and everyone looked out for everyone else's children. Lack of mature judgment and lack of experience don't mix well. Teach hime well!

FLOYD: Sorry I missed the episode last night.

DIXIE: Study, study, study! You're in the home stretch!

SPOT: Whatever you fix is fine with me. My favorite food is whatever that's set before me that I didn't have to cook. How about Olive Garden for lunch on me? Unlimited soup, salad and bread sticks. I'm in the mood.

Ya'll have a great day.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36615: Hey, COLLEEN, I hope I didn't rock on your foot there.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36616: Mornin' Y'all! Big Maude,that's GREAT news about the little girl! The angels were certainly watching over her-perhaps that little pup was an angel in disguise,huh?
Rev,sending good thoughts for your daughter's visit to the Lowcountry.Hope she & her friend have a good time down here.
Hey Fungirl! Laci is doing good-she's 2 and a half now and can be a handful at times! Sorry to hear about Rosa's autism.I'm sure it will be challenging,but I hope and pray she'll be a happy little girl and grow up to do anything she wants to do. No,I'm not at the BBQ place-left there almost two years now. I work PT as a customer service rep and keep Laci while her mom does her clinicals at a hospital. She's studying to be a cardiology tech and graduates May 11th-hooray!
Buckeye,don't know about the hi definition tv.I know Walmart has good prices,but that might be asking too much! Ha!How about I get a good radio/police scanner for the Porch? That way we can listen to Leonard Blush and stay updated on any escaped convicts!
Well,better go do something around my rock-y'all have a good day!
possum under a rock

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36617: And, and "no coffee, tea or punch thank you."


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36618: Yow! Ya rocked right over my possum tail,M-T!

I ain't one to hold a grudge though!

Hey to you and Colleen!

possum again

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36619: There's something mighty peculiar going on here M-T. ~ Mrs. Wiley

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36620: possum wow 2 YEARS! don't seem like that long does it?? Spot go to Taste of Home I get the magazine & just love it! M-T how ya doin? I got the day off today & gonna do nothing for once. I go pick up Jake this weekend so he can spend his spring break with me, I am so looking forward to him being here. Oh, Colleen there used to be a Juanita that visited the porch quite often, not sure where she is now. Off to do nothin for a while

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36621: Hey Mrs Wiley didn't see you there, what is peculiar? The fact that Asa hasn't been to breakfast this morning? Now THAT is peculiar, you know how he likes to eat.

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36622: Good morning, Mayberry! Colleen, as Mavis said, we did have a Juanita but I don't recall her visiting in ages. If you take that name, and she shows up, then I guess you could change to Nita, or Juaneet. Just a thought....

Gorgeous day here today - I'm about to go prowl a garden center with a friend. Just what I need - more stuff to plant. I hope I can find some bare dirt somewhere back there. Actually, I probably won't buy anything unless they have something really cool and unusual. Please, Lord, a little self-control for me??

Gotta run, the Plum is hungry. We slept late this morning, and I haven't been up long. Have a great day! Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36623: The only way I can maintain self-control in a garden center, Home Depot or Lowes is to leave all my cash, debit card and credit card at home. And anyone with me is strong enough to resist my pleading to borrow money.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36624: Hey, POSSUM, ROMEENA and MAVIS. Glad to see the porch fillin' up this morning. Maybe we can have a community hymn sing...


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36625: Hey, COLLEEN, how about MARY GRACE? "She's nice, real nice."


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36626: I'ma studying Me-They I'ma studying! Probably not as much as I should be but I'm still in denial about it being the end of the semester... Shooo!

Beautiful doy in North Florida today. Wonderful weather. Anyone for the Beach? I'm thinking a nice quiet one like a state park... you know the ones you have to pay about $5 to get into so there really aren't too many teenagers around to mess things up... they get wild here;)

Be good and if you can't be good Be Careful!

Dixie Belle :):):):)

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36627: BTW M-T We did have someone who went by NRNMG -- Nice Real Nice Mary Grace. And Colleen there was a Juanita at one time but guys I can't remember the last time I spoke with them. I'll try to come up with something. What about Mrs. Mendelbright? OR Bendlemright as Barney said one time when "gased".


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36628: Hey possum! I haven't spoken to you in ages! Lots of Luck to You and Yours!


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36629: Howdy, folks. I'm Dud Wash from over at Ms. Crump's. How all you folk doin'? I'm lookin' for soemthin' to pass the time this afternoon, as their aint a mess of work to do here today. So, anyone know "Never Hit Your Grandma With A Great Big Stick?" We could sing it acapella.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36630: How do you DOOOO Mrs. Wiiii leeeey......
Wonder if BDJ has been able to get across the Robert E Lee natural bridge since spring has sprung. You know it can be powerful treacherous in the spring. If anyone sees him, tell him I could us a couple jugs of squeezings on my patio.
fun girl

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36631: "Look doooown, look dooooown, that loooooonesooooome roooooooad, befooooore you traaaavel oooooon."


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36632: Now, Dud, that'n makes me cry...

By the way, hey!


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36633: Hey to Me-They!

"A pestilence will find you."

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36634: Nice to have you drop by the porch, DUD. Pull up a rocker and make yourself at home. SPOT should be along soon to cook us supper (that was a hint)...


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36635: Would I be committin' a 911 if I were to post back to back? Or is that dippin' yer hat in a horse trough?

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36636: Cookin' us supper? Sounds good to me. I come from a long line of hardy eatin' men. I'm expert at yellin' at the table. Watch.


As long it aint stolen chickens from the Poutry House. They're usually tough, but better than Diamond Jim's. Ya know, meat ya get in town don't ever seem as good as the stuff we get up home. We hunt and prepare it ourselves.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36637: Posting back to back ain't no numbered offense, DUD. It's not like jaywalking or anything, and we generally allow even that. And I can't belive SPOT would ever steal a chicken.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36638: Good. Thanks, Me-They.

"It's steak sandwich time."

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36639: HI ALL



April 07, 2006 - Msg 36640: Howdy, Tom! Sounds like things were mostly okay, just the blood pressure thing, and she's doing something about that. That's good news.

Dud, nice to have you drop by. Don't just be a visitor now, you hear? You come by anytime you can. Bring Charlene and Andelina with you, too. Just don't let her get any ideas about making fish muddle. I don't think many of the porchsters are very partial to it. For most of us, we like our fish rolled in cornmeal and fried, especially catfish. Yum!

I don't know where my yard man is, but the grass is at least eight inches high. If he doesn't show up soon, I'm calling Mr. Wheeler.

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36641: there are 2 fun girls... daphne and i forget the other... and who has thelma lou's name? is there a daphne in the house? i'm trying to go a tad more along with my personality. i'm 32, ornery as can be (usually), so what else is befitting? "ms. mendlebright" is too long!

~Colleen (in need of a new name)... ;)

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36642: Is Maude or Maudie taken? She was ornery. :p


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36643: Hey colleen and welcome dud,hey mt,possum,TOM,Rev,will check the site out mav...hey Romeena,Boo,dixie girl,fg,big maude,MDC,MD,bucheye,hazel,asa...and all I missed and that are at large [no offence Big Maude]...well tonight its gona be those big country ham steaks on the grill smashed taters [peeling on],green beans,fried okra,bisquits,fried apple rings,and peach pie...tea..will some one make some slaw?..well will lite the grill at 6:30...storms [heavy] moving in ga tonight...I probably have a big day at the power company in the morning I go in at 6 am...MT will you say grace tonight?...well to the yard....signed:SPOT the"need a groom mav" dog of your porch...

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36644: Hey to TOM and ROMEENA. COLLEEN: The other fun girl was Skippy. I haven't heard of a Daphne on the porch. Thelma Lou didn't have a last name.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36645: SPOT: I'd be honored...


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36646: ^I guess Maude is taken. hehe How 'bout Peggy? Or Thelma Lou's cousin who was the skeet shooting champion, Karen?


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36647: Afternoon to you all, Grilled County Ham steaks and the rest of the menu sounds yum yum. I can bring the slaw. Spot, I will do the dishes for you, especially after you slaving over the grill for us. We are expecting bad storms as well, there just flashed a wind advistory and tornado
watch on the television screen. Better button down the hatch. will check in later. Big Maude

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36648: Oh, I didn't care for that Karen. She was a little hard around the edges and much too quick to anger. Almost made Helen appear simply docile.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36649: Oh, I forgot, welcome to Dud. Big Maude

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36650: Hey, Maude, you got a penny? A penny struck by lightnin' is worth six cents!


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36651: Thanks for the warm welcome, porchsters.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36652: Well, that five o'clock whistle is about to blow and then I'm outta here. I work this Sunday, though (yuck) so I'll check back in then. Y'all have a great Saturday! BIG MAUDE: Don't let any giraffes wander through your yard--you know how they go around in storms getting struck by lightning and acting selfish.

Take care.


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36653: Hey Possum, thanks for your prayers for Sean and I will try the song thing for the multiplication tables, its a good idea. Congratulations on winning the award at work. I'm right proud of you!

Prayers for you and your son, Maude. I am already biting my teeth thinking about my own kids starting to drive (and the are only 4 and 11!).

What was the escaped convict's name that was played by the same actress that played Daphne? That might be a choice for Coleen, and remember there is still the ever-popular "Hogette Winslow"...that one ain't ever taken.

Welcome to Dud.

Oh, guess what was in the front yard when I went out to take Sean to school this morning??? A big pitbull dog. No big surprise. I have to say she was beautiful, though. She was a honey-colored brindle and very young (but big!). At least she had a color and tags but runs free. She was very nervous and wouldn't come to me when called so maybe she won't hang around. I have to make Erin play in the fence and really watch her.

Would like to stay and chat but there are things to do. Later friends,


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36654: Thanks M-T...big maude what do you do to work on weekends?...I have to,sometimes ..I work for the power company..in my 25yr...whew time flys..and thanks for the slaw...ham steak is about done...kinda like to pour a littke maple syrup over it at the end...glaze it up...asa,mavis,dud,boo,ro,hazel,Rev,mdc,md,quite sam,fg and all ya can find ...grab a chair and lets eat ooutside on the picnic table before the storms!..maude be careful I think they are coming your way first and then hitting here in ga later tonight.....well Maude pour the tea please.....SPOT

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36655: Hey to all, M-T, I am watching out for the Giraffes--- you know how selfish they are. Once again Spot, supper was great. No Spot, I don't work on week ends. Just Monday thru Friday.I sometimes put in long days however. Storms are getting close. you guys take cover. Big Maude

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36656:
Hey to everyone.
Good to have you Dud.

Spot..goooooood supper. Nice breeze eating out on the porch.
Also Maude..the slaw was great.

Everyone be safe with the storms. Prayers go out to all the families that have lost lives and property. Please remember those folks in your prayers tonight.

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36657: Maude it sounded like im 25 yrs old in the last post ....not ..all the porch knows im 46 ..just been at the power company for 25 yrs...Rev they are suppose to hit here in ga at about midnight ...say a prayer!...suppose to be bad..Big Maude you are in Kingsport aint ya!...they [storms] should be about on you...well snack time before my bed ...got to deal with the storms at work in the morning at 6...its rice krispy cakes and milk...SPOT

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36658:
Boo, seems like you draw those pitbulls! wow, be careful!
Today I got some sugar "flat on the mouth" cuz I cleaned all the baseboards with the Mr Clean magic eraser! Wifey says she likes me unemployed! ha
That was fun watching the County Clerk episode with ya all last night. I forgot about that "other" county "nurse" Irene Fairchild. Ole Howard really cut a rug at Morelli's too! (Ya know they let ya take yer own bottle in there).
Colleen, maybe there's a unique name for ya.
Ro- Only time my mom let me bring my dog sandy in, as a youngster, was if it was raining!
Hope ya all have a good evening!

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36659: hi all.





April 07, 2006 - Msg 36660: I think that would be all of us, Tom. Who doesn't need prayers? Thank you. --Romeena

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36661: Storms are pretty bad here, we are under a tornado warning here on my end of the porch, ya'll pray that big ol tree out there stays standing in the woods & don't land on my house. I'm off here til they slow down some.

April 07, 2006 - Msg 36662: I didn't know you were 46, SPOT. No way! You sure look younger than me (43). You must have some good genes or something.

Yes, MDC, It seems I am a pitbull magnet or something. Hey, I love those Mr. Clean Magic erasers. They work!

Thanks for the poem, TOM..I hope you realize that you have a very special place on this porch with all your lovely poems. Hope you can work out your computer problems soon.

May God protect all of you through these storms and keep your families and posessions safe.

We took the kids to the local annual festival carnival tonight and they had a great time. I got a temporary, air-brushed tatoo on my ankle of a heart with Bruce's name on it to shock him. There I sat in the tatoo booth with my leg up in the tatoo artist's lap when a family from my church passed by just in time to see me getting my tatoo. It was great. I can't wait to wear it in to church on Sunday, the guy said it should last for a few days. Oh, I thought about you guys when I was standing in line to pay the admission fee and three boys came up and stood in line behind us, they looked about 12 or 13. Well, one of them said the F word twice in about 15 seconds time, so I turned to him and said, "Excuse me, but don't use that word in front of my children." The young man immediately said, "Oh, my bad." and he never said another bad word the rest of the time we were in line. I was upset that he was using those words but glad for his response. I hope adults correct him when they hear him talk like that because his parents were nearby and didn't react. Like I said in an earlier post, that word is just starting to become like "darn" to kids. I hope and pray none of us ever let our kids get away with it.

Well, think I will go to sleep and hopefully won't wake up at 6 am. Goodnight~


April 07, 2006 - Msg 36663: Oh, I almost forgot, RO I was reading a Travel and Leisure magazine in the salon today and they were featuring Mongolia as a place to visit. They said they just built a "luxury ger" in the Gobi desert. Its supposed to be real posh. Maybe you can stay there the next time you are in Mongolia. They also mentioned some kind of highway, so believe it or not, even the untouched beauty of Mongolia is changing.


April 08, 2006 - Msg 36664: Oh Boo, you do make me laugh. I imagine you'll be the talk of the church. Hee hee hee. And good for you for correcting that kid. I think to often we are afraid of calling kids on their bad language and acts. I used to coach little league baseball and I had one of my players use a bad word when he struck out. When he got over to the dugout I sat him down and told him that was not acceptable and if he did that again he would be suspended. His mother, who saw the whole thing, came over to the fence and started yelling at me for talking to her boy like that. My job was to coach baseball, not teach her kid morals. She said that was her job. I looked at her and said that I wasn't trying to teach him morals. But as long as I'm coaching this team my players will not use that kind of talk, period! And if she was not ok with that she should find another team to put her child on. Then just turned and walked away before she could start sputtering. I loved coaching, but the parents made the job intolerable. I finally quit because of them.


April 08, 2006 - Msg 36665: Shoo~wee! Talk about storms! Boy howdy did we get them here last night! Thank the Good Lord that tree is still standing right where it ought to be. Winds & lightening were really putting on a show here. You ok Big Maude? My back yard & the pasture field are flooded too.
As for those rotten children & rotten parents, I call them down here as well, most parents don't like it, but oh well, I didn't let mine do things like that & I'm not gonna stand by & hear it out of another one right out there in public. Glad I work with dogs & not people, they don't say bad words.

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36666: Good morning, all. Kids and bad language, bad behavior, etc. Hmmm. It's getting worse all the time. I've reached the point where I hesitate to call them on their language, because often it will unleash a torrent of filthy words that I really don't want to hear. Several years ago I kid rear-ended my car when I was stopped at a stop sign. Didn't do much damage, but I got out and asked him for his ID and insurance, of course, because even though the damage was minor, I wanted it fixed. He got all horsey and said he couldn't believe I was going to "hassle him" over a dent in my bumper. Meanwhile, his girlfriend sat in the car and yelled some of the most foul language at me that I'd ever heard. I ignored her until I had the information I wanted from the boy (which turned out to be false, he was uninsured) and then I asked him who the girl was. He said she was his girlfriend, and I told him that was good, and I thought he should marry her, because I could tell from her language that she'd make a fine mother for his children, maybe even as good as his mother had been. His jaw dropped about six inches, and I got in my car and left.

If I had ever thought one of my girls would have spoken to anyone like that, they'd still be hunting their teeth, 25 years later. Stupid parents produce stupid, obnoxious kids. There, I said it and I ain't takin' it back!

Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36667: Make that "several years ago A kid, etc." Sorry! --Romeena

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36668: You may have heard or read about the protests and demonstrations and mini-riots in Texas and elsewhere, staged by illegal and legal Mexican immigrants, and joined by Mexican/American citizens, who are upset about Dubya's plan to legalize or deport the Mexican aliens. Most of the protesters are junior high kids, and some high schoolers. (Can you imagine? What do they know?) The media has given them a lot of attention, and sadly, most of the kids are joining because they get to skip school.

The schools warned them that if they skipped school and went to the protests, they'd be suspended, couldn't attend prom, whatever. Thousands of them did it anyway. The schools are following through on their promise, and guess what? Yep, you got it! Irate parents are storming the principals' offices, angry that their child is "being punished for standing up for what they believe in." No, they're being punished for skipping school. Protest all you wish, but not on school time. However, the point that is made here is that the parents are mad at the schools for doing what they themselves are too chicken to do - stick to their promises, no empty threats. I don't know where it's all going to end. Reporters interviewed a lot of the kids at the protests, and only about one in five had any idea why they were there. Many flatly admitted they were there because it was a chance to skip school. I wish the papers and the news people would just ignore them, and I hope the schools continue to enforce their policies.

OK, soapbox back under the bandstand with the spiders. Sugarplum says 10-4! --Romeena

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36669: hello mayberry how are u today i am fine how are you today

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36670: sorry mayberry for beting my name on 36669 .....gizzmo

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36671: Ro last trip I made to DC there was a protest like that (same thing, illegals) & it ended up with one child being stabbed & taken to the hosp. in critical condition. I say, stop letting all of them in this country & let some of the Americans that NEED jobs have those! Makes me so mad!

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36672: someone did not sig

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36673: Hey Gizzmo I'm doing fine today too, except it's raining here again.

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36674: HI ALL.


April 08, 2006 - Msg 36675: I know Tom & if they come to HONESTLY try to make thier lives better, than great, but for example, we had a bather that came here (the US) from Peru on a work permit so he could make his life better, while he was here, he was arrested for drunk driving, nothing was done, because he wasn't a citizen, he also made lots of money, that he spent buying stolen items from the other illegals he knew & reselling them, he bought cellphones, tvs, dvd players & never saved a dime to take back to Peru with him. He didn't pay taxes (again, not a citizen) & he generally did nothing but cause trouble while he was here. He went back to Peru & will be back here in 2 months to "work" some more. He also sired 3 children in the 4 months he was here, that ARE American citizens because they were born here, his words exactly about taking care of his children...why? the government here does that. I don't need to. The mother's are all on wic & food stamps & where does THAT money come from, OUR taxes, after all we ARE American citizens & Uncle Sam takes it from us anyway. I just think they should be monitered better when they are here.
off my soapbox, but keeping my step-ladder close in case I need to get back on there again

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36676: Afternoon porch friends, I haven't had a chance to drop by until now (4:20). Hope all is well with everyone. Mavis,we missed the worst part of the storm, just a lot of thunder and lighting, wind and rain, but no damage. Thank goodness. Well, SPOT, looks like we came around at about the same time... I am also 46(for now).I turn 47 next Month. Are you are okay? I have been watching the news channels and saw where areas of Ga sustained a lot of damage. You folks, have a good evening. My hubby, has tickets for us to go to a sportsman banquet tonight so guess the kids and I are going to that with him. will talk to you later. Big Maude

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36677: tom i like you poem ......gizzmo

April 08, 2006 - Msg 36678: Wow, we have some strong opinions here on the porch today. I like that, it makes people think and makes us a bit uneasy. That is the beginning of change.

Some of the stories you shared were upsetting, that's for sure. I had not been watching the news last week and didn't know about those protests, RO. Very disturbing. I don't know what in the world is going to happen to this country. So many parents have totally lost it. Did any of you happen to see Dr. Phil yesterday about the family that consisted of a man, woman, and another woman who described herself as the "girlfriend". They had several children, all lived together and were complete perverts. I could not believe the things I was hearing. What they were doing to those kids amounted to child abuse and they told Dr. Phil that they didn't care if he called child protective services. They even had their own porn site that they allowed the kids to look at. The world' gone crazy. I am very sad about it all.

MAVIS, that story that you told tops all the stories I have heard about immigrants, wow. Are we on a sinking ship or what?

Asa, its a sad day when a kid's coach has to quit because of the parents, makes me sick. Good for you for sticking up for decency and telling that woman the truth.

Loved what you said to the kid who ran into you, RO. That is classic. You have all heard me talk about my friend's daughter who has the convict boyfriend, etc. Well, yesterday she was driving her mom's van, backed into another car (costing her mom 500.00) and then had an absolute cussing, screaming fit when her mom wouldn't let her drive the van out of town to the prison to visit her convict boyfriend. Why standing in her mother's house screaming obscenities, her mom told her to get out so she grabbed her mom's housekey (mom didn't know it, and left). It was 9pm and she walked out leaving her 5 month old baby behind. She doesn't work, doesn't go to school, lives totally off of other people and expects everyone to just give her what she asks. My poor friend is reaping such a whirlwind from poor decisions (past and present). It kills me to see.

Howdy to TOM and Gizzmo.

Think I will go russle up some grub,