May 19, 2006 - Msg 38174: M-T have fun...HM will see you at supper!..Have fun at the movie Boo...butter on the chin from the popcorn!..Ro ya got to work tonight? here all night then off the weekend..Lucy prayers for you and all..Dix whee are you/...CHUCK!!..Asa you want one or 2 chops? 2..comb yer mullet!..Hey there Fred see ya tonight..Horatio and Mavis see ya in a bit..Mavis what do I nee to bring to the bash?..shall I pull m big smoker along?...well let me get the meal started...SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38175: Wow, Spot, nice sweep. Sorry, I didn't mean to dirty the porch up so bad you had to do that. --Romeena

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38176: I'll take two chops spot, then we'll see where I'm at.

Romeena, how very sad what you said. I was gonna make some wisecrack about relating it to the Jimmy episode, what with the cameras set up and all, but it really is to sad to joke about. It sounds like the girl has got some real issues she needs to address. You hate to see it come to this, but she needs to be stopped, nipped in the bud if you will. It sounds like they have pretty good evidence against her. Tough call to make there, unless they find she has a long history of this stuff. And yes, the poor parents will be devastated, at least I hope. Who knows anymore.

Well if Homemaker and her brood are going to Spots for dinner, I better get a move on. :)


May 19, 2006 - Msg 38177: Hey I aint cleaned up the porch in a while!...two chops for Asa...Ro you gona eat?...SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38178:
Ro, that is a sad story. Sometimes a prosecution is the only thing to break them of such a habit! Or some shocked fingers!!
I heard Michal Medved say that a racoon killed 15 of the 18 fish that he had. Sure hope you can get that critter, or put booties on his feet! ha
SPOT- we have something in common! I too am only one size larger than HS! amazing! Let's pray for Boo and others.
Thanks for race info. THAT's why i couldnt remember! ha I see that Atlantas airport runway has opened!
Any one seeing the Davinci code? Remember, it's FICTION! ha But what would the reaction be if it was a movie saying that Mohammed was a fake.?Boy, We'd never hear the end of that one and Our Ron Howard would have a price on his head.
The Word says stay clear of any other gospel.
More with the mullets already,! I'm still trying to figure out what a "buckeye" is! haha
I GOT THE JOB!!! Start May 30th. Will be office mgr for the corporate office of Richmond American Homes in Arizona! The search is over, thank God! with severence pay to spare! After i tithe, I'lthrow a big porch party to celebrate!
Have a good weekend! Safe travels, prayers tonight, and God bless,

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38179: Oh Boo, check out
Interesting stuff! How was the movie?

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38180:
Hey Folks


Can't seem to get the archives to open so I'll have to check them a bit later.

Well, my Sabres have to play Carolina. The Hurricanes have worried me from the start. A few of the national commentators have compared the Sabres to the 1980 USA Olympic team, no stars a bunch of kids playing their hearts out. Anyone from the North Carolina region following the series?

Oh yes, the mullet, all business in the front and a party in the back.


May 19, 2006 - Msg 38181: Hey Y'all!
Shame on you Spot for making such a nice dinner that led to my bloatedness! Is that a word?
Auh20- I like your comment on the mullet, cute.
MDC- Congratulations on the job with the severence pay left over. How do you feel about getting the job?
Romeena- I understand the hesitation about prosecuting the girl because of her age and what her parents will think. BUT, if she is able to vote, fight for our country, and is responsible enough to drive a vehicle then she can be responsible for her actions.
Me-They- On our local country radio station a reporter named Jimmy Carter (not Pres. from great state of GA) said that unless you've read the book to know what is going on you will be bored out of your mind. Its like 2.5 hrs long and boring, according to Jimmy. I will never see that movie, fiction or not.
Boo- The pedicure was nice, but they didn't have enough time to really massage it. I had to leave to get Bryson from school. I found a place that did it for $18/30 min. Last one I had in 2004 it was at a spa and $45/1.5 hrs. I had never been so relaxed in my life! You should get one.
Bryson is grounded from his gameboy, tv, computer, and playing with his best friend. I'm worn out from entertaining him. 9pm can't come around soon enough! Right now he's riding his skateboard back and forth across our balcony. Besides games what did we all do before electric? I was brought up on the tv and I don't know. Any suggestions?
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38182: Oh, does anyone have any ideas on getting a kid who has fallen off his bike to begin riding again? Bryson got scraped up really bad and even though he has a new bike he won't ride it. Its 2" bigger than his last but its his size. Thanks!

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38183: MDC - in Indiana, a Buckeye is a worthless nut! Sorry all you buckeyes out there! But when you make them as candy - mmm, delish (about like a reese cup).
Spot - a fine meal - we all enjoyed it, even if Asa took my youngest one's napkin away! Some people using other people's shirts for napkins -
Tsk, Tsk - at least Asa had his cap on right when he got there and took it off to reveal that mullet of his!



May 19, 2006 - Msg 38184: Evening porch friends, just got home from my sons football scrimage (sp?). we are now offically finished with spring football practice and our 1st year of high school. He starts weight lifting June 12th to prepare for fall football season.Hopefully, he can have some time off to have fun this summer. My daughter finishes 6th grade on Monday and then we are done with that for a while. Hey SPOT, thanks for the good eats tonight. Congrats on the job MDC. Hey to Romeena, Lucy, Mavis, homemaker and Millie. auh20, Asa and
SPOT and Tom and the rest of the gang. Gas is still 2.73, weather is warmer today, windy and until about 7:30 was sunny. We are expecting some possible storms tonight. Gotta take care of the laundy and do some house work. Both Malcolm and Fred Goss have been slacking their duties around here. Guess I will have to cut their pay!! Good night to you folks. Big Maude

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38185: Spot, can we have tollhouse cookies and milk for a midnight snack? I'm craving comfort food.

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38186:
Hello porch family. Wow the porch has been busy today.

Boo...NO ENEMAS! You can go to your local health food store and they have detox kits. It will have a blend of things like black walnut, pumpkin seed, clove, green tea, slippery elm, grape seed, garlic and fiber just to name a few. Another great way to detox is by using 100% natural psyllium fiber powder with PLENTY of water. Do this maybe twice a day during the detox. (be sure to wait about 2 hours before or after taking any meds when taking any kind of fiber) The first thing when you get up in the morning, squeeze half of a fresh lemon in a glass of water and drink. Lemon is a great detox. It is also good to go on a "juice fast" for a period during this time.(fresh fruit & veggies) I would also take a good garlic supplement. (I like the Aged Garlic suplement you can get at Vitamin Shopp) I personally take psyllium once a day (everyday) even when not doing a detox. And I also juice fresh fruit & veggies everyday. The good thing about the kit, it will have most of this all in a packet. Maybe this will give you an idea or maybe someone else can help more. Praying for you boo! are so right about the Mohammed thing. They would be having a fit.

Spot...gooooood supper! Again!

Everyone have a great night and praying for you all. -REV.

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38187: Wow! I had never even thought about what would happen if someone produced something like the DaVinci Code, directed at Islam. Oh, my stars. This planet isn't big enough to contain the eruption that would follow. So why are we being so passive and allowing that thing to exist? Personally, I'm disappointed in Ron Howard, and I think in time, he's going to wish he hadn't done it. He's far and away too talented to be wasting his time on such garbage. I haven't read the book - skimmed it in a bookstore, enough to know I didn't care to read any further. I can speed-read, and ten minutes with that book was enough to convince me it's tripe.

Yay for MDC. I'm so glad you got the job - sounds like it's perfect. Congratulations!

Spot, sorry I didn't show up for dinner, but I went out to East Buffet with a friend and absolutely pigged out on boiled shrimp and crab legs. They lost money on me! I had lemon butter all over me, and I didn't care. Goooood!!

Well, the Plum wants a cuddle, so guess I'll mosey on home. Take care, porch, and have a restful night. Prayers for all those with kid problems right now. Bless your hearts. It will get better - this too shall pass. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38188: Asa next time at dinner we will just get you a bib to go along with that mullet!..MDC I was always [like my son] slim and kinda got made fun of growing up but now people say" how do you do it"..[eat that is]...but Rommena you will have to invite us all the crab leg feast nex time!..Millie its Tollhouse cookies and milk!congrats MDC..Big Maude gas is about that here in ga...gona go to the pontoon tomorrow when i get up and fish a little..gona be 84..HM i will talk to Asa..hey auh20...well got a couple trouble calls i hwve to get the crews to cover..back in a bit!..SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38189: Thanks for the snack, Spot, it it the spot.haha. So many chores to catch up on! I think I'll be up til 1am just finishing laundry! BTW, congrats to MDC on the job....glad you're pleased. the dogs are craving my attention.....more later....

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38190: Anybody watchin' the Braves? They're behind by 2...

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38191: Yea I am watching Millie...always...go Braves ..they are just 3 1/2 games out!..they are on a tear..grand slam in 1st innng [Adam]..SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38192: Thats Adam LaRoche.....AND we are tied now!...8 to 8..SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38193: It's so exciting!

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38194: Double play! We're in the 9th!

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38195: (I'm never gonna finish all this work)

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38196: Braves LEAD!...go Mccan!...and chipper....SPOT

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38197: Millie, you just returned from a "vacation" at the Outer Banks? Are those financial institutions on the outskirts of town? Every time I return from an inner bank to pay my bills, I don't consider that to be any kind of vacation. ;)

Also to Millie, how about some Banana/Chocolate Chip muffins instead of the tollhouse cookies? I'm munching on one right now. Care for one?

Roomeena, sorry to hear about the young teenaged thief. But he should "nip it in the bud". If she is not prosecuted, she will think stealing is easy. If he is so concerned about her, he can report a smaller loss amount so she is only charged with a misdemeanor. Afterall, how much of the $2000 worth of merchandise disappearance was actually caught on video?

MDC, congratulations on your job change.

from Poor Horatio

May 19, 2006 - Msg 38198: Hey, congratulations on the job,MDC! Glad to hear it. Thanks for the prayers and for that website, I will look it up.

Glad the detox is enema-free, REV! I will check it out. Thanks.

Well the movie (Over The Hedge) was, to put it gently, EXTREMELY BORING. At least the kids liked it.

Liked the mullet comment, Auh2o. I have a feeling the mullet is going to become another VICKS around here...we just can't seem to let it go. Wonder if someone can come up with a good mullet poem??

Millie, 1am finishing laundry?! Now why can't it wait until tomorrow? Get some rest, your body is trying to heal (I can be pretty bossy sometimes but I care).

Prayers for your brother's problems concerning the 18 yr old.

Had a therapy session today and it was a tough one. Sometimes it is REALLY hard to talk to someone about your thoughts and feelings. I always feel like a whiner when I do (or a sissy)...guess that's why I need therapy! ha Or, I think later, 'Why in the world did I say that? That shrink is gonna think I'm nuts!' isn't that some kind of rather humorous irony? Its funny though that when you have someone experienced enough to ask the right questions its amazing what you can uncover about yourself.

I'm worn out and my bed is calling.....


May 19, 2006 - Msg 38199: Thanks for the muffin, PH, delicious!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38200: 9 to 9! I can't stand it!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38201: Let me clarify: ROMEENA, prayers for your brother's problem...that sounded kind of funny above.


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38202: LOL Boo! You're a caution!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38203: o-well millie thats the game!..back 10 braves 9...we just have no bull pin...drat..well switched over to TV land....SPOT

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38204: Oh, good, All in the Family, Well, good game anyway.....Gonna finish up and go to bed...thanks for the company, Spot!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38205: Lucky me ... here in Canada, we are having a three day weekend (Victoria Day). When I return to the US in a few days, I'll get another three day weekend (Memorial Day).

from Poor Horatio

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38206: What are you gonna do for your holiday, Poor Horatio? Have fun, for sure.

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38207: What's Victoria Day?

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38208:
Hey Porch

Wow, is it way past my bed time or what? Had to check the ball scores before I hit the hay?

In the interest of full disclosure, I can't take credit for the mullet description, party in back and business in front. I don't know where I heard that phrase but I heard it some where.

Well, you know it's bedtime when you're discussing mullets at 1:30 in the am. YIKES.

nighty nighty,

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38209: Hey folks!

I did a little spring cleaning on the porch this morning. One of Spot's messages got zapped in my cleaning but it was mixed in with all the others from our visitor from Irvine, CA. All is well in Mayberry.


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38210: Thank you, Floyd. You're a prince, a real prince. You may not always get Barney's sideburns even, but you're still a prince. (teehee) --Romeena

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38211: Thanks Floyd!

While Millie and Spot were watching the Braves and the Diamondbacks play baseball, I was having a near stroke watching my Pistons avoid elimination in basketball. What a game! The Pistons forced a game 7 here tomorrow. I saw that San Antonio did the same in Dallas. It's been quite a season!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38212: Just thought I would let you all know, my husband has 2 paintings on the internet. If you care to view them go to greenhousegallery .com Once there, they have a link to Salon International. Click on that to view the paintings. There are 300 there, listed alphabetically. Look under Pat McMa-nus (sorry, our last name activated the sensor, there is no dash in the name) and he has one landscape and one painting of a sparrow. Hope you enjoy!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38213: Finally, I see blue skies around these here parts! It has been cold and wet here for so long, I think the nicer weather calls for a walk. Care to join me anyone? We could walk up to the courthouse and get Barney, and then head over to the fillin' station for a bottle of pop! Have a wonderful Mayberry morning! Mary Wiggins Again, thanks for cleaning up the place Floyd!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38214: Sorry, to fracture my post up there, but I couldn't figure out what was activating the sensor, so I went paragraph by paragraph!

Have a great day all,

The Fractured Mary Wiggins

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38215: I put an extra space in thinking that was the problem. If you try to cut and paste it from post 38212 it won't work. Sorry for all the confusion!

The fractured spaced-out Mary Wiggins haha!

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38216: Friends, I've already been to the Greenhouse Gallery site, and found Pat's paintings. They're wonderful! I particularly love the sparrow, and while I can't afford the original, I'll be getting a print if they're available. Pat has a remarkable, God-given talent. As some of you may know, I already have prints of three of his works, and enjoy them daily. That little sparrow will grace a guest bedroom beautifully!

Trashmouth Plum has struck again. I had ordered some day lilies for the back yard, and they arrived yesterday. This morning I opened the carton, placed it by the back door while I gathered my tools to plant them. I guess while I was getting the tools, the Plum snitched one of the little bags, which happened to contain my favorite, the Star Gazer lily. I didn't notice, and went outdoors to work. Came in a half hour later, to find shreds of lily bulb all over the living room floor, little piles of wood shavings (packing medium) and bits of plastic bag. Scared, I called poison control, and learned that lily bulbs are toxic to cats, but not to dogs or humans. Then I really got angry at her. She spent an hour shut up in the bedroom, as I cleaned up the mess and got over my mad. Little vandal. I swear, she has an oral fixation. She has had gastric lavabe (stomach pump) at least four times in her life, because she can't keep her little slim jaws off of things that aren't good for her. Cherry pits several times, and then there was the infamous Chicken Bone Episode, wherein I nearly lost her, spent $850, and never did find out where she got the bone. She's worse than a three-year-old. But I love her, I guess.

Well, time for some lunch. Have a great afternoon, friends. Sugarplum, bits of lily bulb in her teeth, says 10-4. --Romeena

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38217: My stars! Make that "gastric lavage", not "lavabe". When will I learn to proofread? --Romeena

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38218: Poor little Plum in Time-Out!

You guys will never believe what happened to me this morning...well, you might because it happened to ME. I was driving to church for a meeting and was on my way out of town on the highway when some guy in front of me dropped a kitten out on the highway. I missed it but was so concerned with the kitten that I didn't get the liscense plate number of the guy. I backed up the car and got out to get the poor little was very small, probably just weaned. When I got to it, the poor little thing was crumpled on the sreet, mewing in a puddle of its own urine. I grabbed it up and put it in a shoebox I had in the car, crying the whole time. I could see blood on it's face but it was moving and breathing ok. I took it to the local animal shelter and the woman there turned me and the kitten away. She said the shelter was not a medical facility and that the kitten needed to be put to sleep, that I needed to take it to a vet because they already had to many cats and she was "just a volunteer". It made me mad but I took the kitten to the local vet. The girls working in the office said the doctor wouldn't be in today but they ("even though they weren't supposed to") would keep it through the weekend and call animal control on Monday. By then the kitten was up and walking around but had a pretty bad gash to the lower lip/jaw. I left it there and now am wondering if I should have. I would have kept it but Sean is allergic to cats and if the kitten has some internal injuries I don't know about I am afraid it might die and the kids just lost Jingles. So sad, I just keep seeing that kitten's blue eyes in my mind. Why do these things keep happening to me?


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38219: Why do these things happen to you, Boo? Because you care, that's why. You're observant, you notice the needy ones, and you care. I just don't understand a mentality that would think it's okay to drop a living creature out like that, onto hot pavement and just drive away. He'll probably sleep like a baby tonight, too. It's sad, that anyone could have such a lack of compassion. If he has a wife and kids, I'll bet they're scared of him, too, poor things. You just keep on being your kind and compassionate self, Boo. God remembers.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38220: Boo, whatever you do for the least of God's creatures, you do for Him.....Bless your heart.

May 20, 2006 - Msg 38221: Oh my goodness, Millie, I can't believe you said that because after I dropped off the kitten I had a talk with God about why I always find these poor animals and I felt like he said that very thing to me that you said. I could only think, 'No, that can't be true. They are just animals', but I wanted with all my heart for it to be true because I want so much to do what I can for the Lord. Thank you for saying that, it really, really blessed my heart. Thank you, too Romeena for your kind words and the reminder that, "God remembers". I love you guys. It still hurts and I am still having little flash-back memories of the kitten but your words help me and it helps to share with you.


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38222: Oh, and 10-4 to Sugarplum.


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38223: Something funny that happened today, I had a cousin from out of town visiting who is a police officer near Houston. He was showing his badge to Erin and I was saying, "So Barney was right, an officer of the law is always on duty, right?" and my cousin said, "Right, except he only has one bullet and I have 2."...thought that was cute. He also said that when he and his wife go shopping or to the mall, he carries her purse because he keeps his gun in it and she doesn't like to carry the purse because its heavy. This is a funny mental picture because my cousin is in his 50's and is a tall, stocky guy with a big neck and a Marine haircut.


May 20, 2006 - Msg 38224: HI ALL.



May 20, 2006 - Msg 38225: Hey Porch! How are y'all? It was really hot and humid here today at 90. Bryson had his last soccer game this morning. He got a trophy and I got burnt, ha. We went to chick-fil-a for lunch and then he played with friends for the rest of the afternoon. I caught up with my family. I hadn't really talked to anyone since I'd been sick with laryngitis. Thank goodness for free long distance. My grandparents are doing well, my sister is leaving for a cruise tomorrow, and my parents are busy with church activities. With hubby being out of town I get to chill out. Tomorrow I have to clean the house after preachin'. Y'all have a great day tomorrow! Good night!
Blessings to you and yours,

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38226: To unnamed Msg 38207. Canada's government is a monarchy and is a member of the Commonwealth Realm because it recognizes the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom as their ceremonial Head of State, even though the Canadian Prime Minister actually runs the executive branch. Victoria Day is celebrated as the official birthday of the reigning monarch, which currently happens to be Queen Elizabeth. Victoria Day also celebrates the birthday of Queen Victoria who was born on May 24, 1819 and ruled the United Kingdom from 1837 to 1901. Victoria Day is one of two holidays that are celebrated with firework displays.

To Mary Wiggins Msg 38215, regarding your Msg 38212, I suspect it was the last four letters in Pat's last name that triggered the sensor here.

Boo, that was such a sad story to hear about the driver who tossed that kitten from a moving car.
It was pure luck that you came along to help. Unfortunately, that does not happen often enough.

And to TOM Msg 38224, looks like the rain here in Canada has finally stopped after nine days in a row. So even though you don't want any of it, now it doesn't matter.

from Poor Horatio

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38227: Good Sabbath Porch.
Y'all going to preachin today? I hear they are preachin on sin. Should be good. I understand they have thet feller here from New York. You know, the same guy who was here last year telling us all to slow down and take it easy, but then cancelled his coffee date with us cause he had to RUSH back to New York on important business.

Boo, what a neat lady you are to care about a kitten like that. You have a good heart.
All things bright and beautiful
All things great and small
All things wise and wonderful
The Lord God made them all.
Lyrics from an old hymn, and the titles of a great set of books written by an English Vet who goes by James Harriet. Boo, if you have never read them, you need to. I know you'd love them. I know Hazel has, and I'm thinking Romeena and Mavis have.

Hey Tom, as Andy would say "someday the sun will shine through your backdoor again." That rain will stop soon.

Romeena, Barney seems to have a mild form of what ails Sugarplum. We give him them rawhide bones to chew on to try and keep him happy, but he still likes to chew on everything he can, although he has settled down some as he has finally grown out of that puppy stage.

Well I'm off to go sit on my porch, watch the sunrise, and commune with my Maker. Y'all be good.


May 21, 2006 - Msg 38228: Oh my goodness. I just read that Ray Nagin was re-elected Mayor of New Orleans! I do believe them folks down there are NUTS! Sorry if that offends any, but I heard some of his comments after Katrina, and saw his incompetence during Katrina. The guy needs... well lets just say he's no Mayor Pike!


May 21, 2006 - Msg 38229: Oh, my stars! Nagin was re-elected? That's unbelievable, right up there with the multiple re-elections of Toad Kennedy. All I can say is, folks who re-elect incompetence and/or crookedness, well, they just deserve whatever they get. The only possible explanation I can think of is perhaps the options were even worse. Can't see how that could be possible, though.

Yep, Asa, I've read all of James Herriott's books - they're wonderful. I love that 4-line quote, too - so much so that I have two lines of it printed on my checks: "All creatures great and small, the Lord God made them all." The background of the checks is pictures of the babies of endangered animal species. I also have the Christian fish symbol down in one corner.
The Plum isn't bad about chewing on stuff, never destructive in that sense. It's only when she thinks she's found a food source, like my lily bulbs. You could tell she tried to eat them, but they must have tasted bad, because she had chewed them and spit them out. You'd think the pudgy little thing was never fed.

I'm not going to preaching today. Got the mizry in my back, it usually takes until about noon before it lets go and I can walk straight. Also the old ticker is doing all kinds of didoes - PVCs, PACs, atrial flutter - all of which I can feel and it gets nerve-wracking after a while. I gotta call the cardiologist again, and go see him this time. The medicine he put me on a couple of weeks ago really isn't helping. You know, Bette Davis had it right - old age ain't no place for sissies.

Well, off I go. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

"Ladies and gentlemen, I have here 76 documented cases of malfeasance in the Sheriff's Department. However, due to the pressures of time, I shall discuss only three.......and as for emergency equipment, do you know what your sheriff carries in the trunk of his squad car? A shovel and a rake!" --Barney
"Ain't you got a jack?" --Goober

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38230:
Afternoon Porch

Asa-My daughter is reading James Harriet's books at the present. Couldn't believe Nagin was reelected. I am not a member of either major Party but one of them has lost it's mind.

No hockey fans on the porch? Rats!

We had a fellow come around the other day wanting to put a seismographic cable across our land to help determine if there was any natural gas beneath our property. He said he believes our hills are filled and they'd like to tap into it. Seemed like a nice enough guy but the whole time he was talking to me I had my hand on my wallet.

God Bless,

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38231:
Howdy Ro-Tell the Plum "hey" for me.


May 21, 2006 - Msg 38232: Howdy, auh2o. Did that feller have a map, and did he want you to kick in so's he could bring in some heavy machinery to dig with? If so, I'd watch out, for sure. I think he's been through here before. --Romeena

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38233: You know, to my surprise, I'm finding that I'm enjoying the color eps more than I used to. Warren is beyond annoying, but he's supposed to be! That's the character, and Jack Burns really played him to the hilt. He was the perfect character to try Andy's patience and give Andy the chance to display wisdom and restraint. Besides, old Warren's heart was in the right place, he just wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed. Well, that's just my opinion. --Romeena

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38234: Happy Sunday!
Bryson and I went to preachin' this morning. Bryson didn't want to stay for KidStuf which is a theatrical program and I was disappointed. He is truly getting away from the Lord. Don't know what to do, except pray. School gets out on Friday, I'm hoping that will help him by getting away from the rough kids. Did I tell y'all about the w#nky hockey?
Anyway, after that I thought we'd splurge with hubby being gone so we went to Golden Corral. Let's just say my diet went bye-bye as soon as I saw that banana puddin'. It was deelish.
I have been straightening the house. The bathrooms are next. Procrastination is my middle name, especially when it comes to cleaning bathrooms!
Hubby comes home from Ft. Lauderdale late tonight.
I'll check in later. I'm puddlin' in this heat, are y'all? Its hot (90) and humid, yuck. Just trying to save money by not using the air. Y'all take care now!
Blessings to you and yours,

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38235: Howdy, porch. Lucy prayers for Bryson....boys go thru this sometimes....mine did. As long as they're living right, they get past it. Hopefully it'll make him closer to God later. Boo, I've been thinking about that kitten....any word? Ro, I agree about the color eps....I like 'em for a change. I always pick up some detail I had missed before. I'm loving this marathon......I just can't get enough! Gotta fix supper, more later!

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38236: BTW, if Spot's not here, I've made way too much food, y'all are welcome to come! It's roast beef, new potatoes, string beans, salad and parkerhouse rolls.......

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38237:
SPOT and Millie, I wont rub it in about my DBacks shuttin' out the Braves yesterday! Ha Aftre all, ya DO pray for me! teehee
Mary W- Your "fractured" comment made me think of those "Fractured fairy tales" on the Bullwinkle show! That was some great writing! ha
ANYone seen STERLING lately?
Asa, I am a fan, but since our team is not in it this year, i havent been following. Our SUNS are in the BB playoffs however.
Boo- I guess the moral is, Dont mess with a marine-looking guy carrying a purse! haha
Anyone buy SEASON 6? Just wondering how the quality or extras were.
Well, one more week of "freedom" then back to work. It is a good feeling tho. I have to work a few more years before i can retire, so i think this will be good. A 15 mile commute from the suburb of Tempe, but that's ok.
Hope all travel goes well for Buckeye.
Terrible about that horse in the Preakness!
RO- We DO protest it, just NON-violently. There are several good anti code books out and D James Kennedy made an excellent documentary, the DaVinci Deception. Thank God we dont blow up our Ronnie! Like you say, he'll have to decide for himself. We can PRAY tho!
Ya all have a great Sabbath afternoon/evening!

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38238: Boy, howdy, that sopper's smellin' good....y'all comin'?

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38239: Sopper? I meant supper, of course.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38240: I just ordered Season Six. Will see how it is, and let you know. --Romeena

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38241: MDC, I think that is always good advice...I make it a rule to live by (not messing with Marine-looking guys with purses). haha

Thanks for the kind words, ASA. I have only read one of the books you mentioned and it was years ago. I think I will check them out again.

Millie, I keep thinking about the kitten, too and am in a turmoil about it. I know if they call animal control tomorrow they will put it to sleep and part of me would really like to try and save it. Problem is, the vet who has it now is the one I took the little mange-covered dog to that I found a couple of years ago (Ya'll remember Lucy?) and the guy charged me 300.00 and all I was doing was being a good Samaritan. I am afraid if I go get the kitten he will try to charge me out the wazoo for boarding it for the weekend....that's just the kind of guy he is. No charity there. I should probably just try to forget about it since Sean is allergice but I sure would like to have the little thing or find a good home for, that never works out because the kids get attatched.

Well, gotta go...dinner plans with friends. Take care,


May 21, 2006 - Msg 38242: hi all
nice day no rain i hope it stay away .
love tom

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38243: Hey Y'all- been stuck under my rock the past few days and I see that Asa has grown a mullet since I've last rocked on the Porch! I heard he plans to include "Achy Breaky Heart" in his routine over at the Gigolo Club next week-shades of Billy Ray Cyrus!
We've had lots of wild weather these past few evenings-happens just when I want to rock on the Porch.Lots of wind,rain,thunder and even some hail one night-crazy! And if it wasn't the weather,migraines kept me from visiting a couple of times.Anyway,glad to be rocking this evening!
Anybody watching the TAGS marathon on TVLand? They could do that every weekend-I'd sure be happy! I think the next marathon is Benson- oh joy! (being sarcastic!)
Congrats to MDC on the job!Yay!! We're still waiting to hear if my daughter gets the job at MUSC. They told her they'll let her know by Wednesday. If God intends for her to be there,she'll be there. If not,HE will place her where she needs to be. That's my outlook on it.
Boo,I echo what Millie said about you always coming across needy animals.You are chosen to do that,so it seems.Sorry it causes you so much sadness at times. You're a good,kind soul.
Saw this on a sign outside a church when I was on my way to work: " EXPOSURE TO THE SON PREVENTS BURNING " I wonder how many people are scratching their heads trying to figure that out? Thought it was mighty clever myself!
Well,I'd better go before one of these crazy storms pops up again. Y'all have a good evening-love to all!
possum under a rock

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38244: Evenin' Porch,
The preacher has been doing a series on the matters of your heart such as greed, jealousy, and today's was anger. I need to admit that I'm completely jealous of all those that have TVLand and can watch the TAGS marathon. I only have a few dvd's. Hubby believes that eventually the anti-Christ is going to come through the tv and so he will not buy the deluxe cable. Enjoy it all! So, I need to work on my heart I guess!

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38245: Lucy, there's a site called LikeTV where you can watch TAGS eps for free. They don't have 'em all, of course, but maybe some you don't have. Take a look!

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38246: (actually, I just looked....there's 16 episodes, all from season 3, so I don't know if that helps)

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38247:
Hello porch family...Pray you all had a great Worship day! I had a couple concerts today so I'm kinda tired.

Tom...glad you are having some good weather. That should perk you up. Sunshine always does a body good.

Possum...I saw that sign just the other day at a church. So true and thank God for the SON!

Prayers for you all. I'm gonna head off to bed and get some shut-eye.
Bless you folks...-REV.

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38248: Thanks Floyd!..and I will take all the food I can get Millie...Gosh been so busy...went to preaching at Miss Sherrys Church today...was kinda neat to stand up as a visitor and be greeted!..hey Rev.,possum,boo,ro,auh20,hm,TOM,goober,MDC,MD,hazel,CHUCK!!,sugarplum,mullet Asa,mary w, and to the morning its gona be breakfast at McDonalds on the Rev!...kinda like their flap jacks and to work at 2 tomorrow for 16 then the same tue then off for a few days..Ro ya working nights?...well let me get to reading....Andy all weekend!..good one on right now....snack will be captian crunch and milk!...SPOT

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38249: Thanks Possum, you are a good, kind soul too.

Tired and have some chores to do even tonight. Sean's end of the year swimming party is tomorrow and I agreed to take the Suburban to drive some kids....ever drive with a Suburban FULL of kids? It's not my very favorite thing to do.

How are you feeling, Millie? Getting stronger since the surgery?

Hey Lucy, you were kidding about your husband and the anti-christ, right? I think you are better off without TV...wish I had the guts to throw mine out sometimes. It takes up far too much time that could be spent on more "worthwhile pursuits". Good if you want to be dead from the neck up for awhile, though.

Hope REV sleeps well.

Hey to SPOT.


May 21, 2006 - Msg 38250: Hey Mrs Boo!...Millie do you like captian crunch?..guess everybody has gone between the sheets....where is Chuck?...fg,county nurse?quite sam?.......hey Big Maude ya in there?..come in come in!..boy sure like the 48 hrs of mayberry!..well back in a bit ....gona get another bowl of captian crunch....SPOT

May 21, 2006 - Msg 38251: Hey Spot, I'm rightcheer, and I'd love some Cap'n Crunch, thank you!

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38252: Good deal Millie!....Helloooo porch!...well I guess everybody has gone to Andy after another tonight and I dont work till 2pm tomorrow...may be up all night!..remember McDonalds in the morning on the Rev!....SPOT

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38253: I'll be there, Spot....I think I'll be up all nite, too!

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38254: Morning dears.
Boy, with Spot and Millie up half the night on the porch yakking it's no wonder I'm so tired this morning. I was just about to nod off when they broke out in duet singing No account mule. My gosh, that song has 50 verses to it and they know every word in every verse! And now so do I.

Possum, sorry to hear about your headaches. My wife gets migranes a lot. She's on some new medication right now that is really helped her though. I'll find out what it is if you'd like.

Romeena, has Sugerplum been contrite enough to get back in your good graces yet? I'm sure she has if I know her and you very well.:) What kind of meds do they have you on for them PVC'S? I have bouts of that every now and again. Doesn't really do anything but get on my nerves after a while. But they never put me on meds for it. Just curious.

MDC, Congrats on the new job. I bet you excited and nervour all at the same time. Just be mindful if everything they print is in green ink, you may have a situation on your hands.

Boo, have fun being a transporter. Sounds like fun...NOT!:)

Prayers for all who need them. Make it a great Monday and a greater week.


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38255: Jeepers, That should read "I bet your nervous."
Told you I was tired.


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38256: 'Mornin', all. I wanted to stay up all night too, Spot, and keep you and Millie company watching TAGS, but since I have to be up all night tonight (working) and can't sleep today - got folks coming to do things around here - I figured I'd better get some sleep. I might get a couple of hours sleep late this afternoon, but can't count on it. My handyman friend is coming to repair a malfunctioning light switch, and to install one of those instant-hot water heater thingies under my kitchen sink. I have tankless water heaters, and the one in the garage serves the kitchen area, but it's about twenty feet from the sink, and it takes a while to get hot water. So, by the time the hot water arrives, my dishwasher has already filled with cold water, and the in-unit heater doesn't heat it sufficiently. I think my dishes will be cleaner with this new instant-hot thing in place.

The TAGS marathon was just great. Of course, I didn't get much done over the weekend, but who cares? Certainly not I! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38257: Oh, howdy, Asa! Didn't see you there. Of course, the Plum has been forgiven, and I've already ordered more Star Gazer bulbs.
As for the heart med, the doc put me on atenolol (Tenormin). I started out on 25mg, which is a relatively small dose, but it slowed my pulse down to the 70's - much, much too slow for me - so I now take half a tablet. Still helping some, though not as much, but my pulse is back into the upper 80s and lower 90s. Still a bit slow for me, as I usually run about 110. It's a compensation thing, due to some scarring in one lung from radiation after the breast cancer in 1979. I need the faster pulse to get enough oxygenated blood circulated.
So you know what PVCs feel like? Aren't they annoying? You feel like your heart has stopped (it basically has), and you feel like the blood is draining out of your chest, then there's a big thump and it takes off again. As you said, not really harmful, but annoying as all get-out. I've been living with them for years, not really a problem, but now all these other arrhythmias have started, and it's a bit much. Guess I need to go get a stress echo done and see what's really going on.
Well, have a great day. Sugarplum (alias Trashmouth, alias Shredderteeth) says 10-4. --Romeena

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38258: Call me weird (I'm sure you have!) but I kind of like a PVC once in awhile...think the big thump feels kind of neat. I just don't like too many in a row. Sometimes a good cough will stop them. What I don't like is sometimes when I first lay down on my left side I get something that feels like a flutter....that I hate, but like I said, a little bit of coughing and it goes away. Hearts just amaze me.

Well, I am trying to get my courage up to shuttle the school kids to the pool....I feel a heacache coming kidding. Asa, I take something called Maxalt for Migraines. Wonder if that's what your wife takes. It works if you take it in time but if you wait until the headache is terrible it takes hours to work.

Gotta run.....!


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38259: Good morning everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.

MDC: CONGRATULATIONS! Your education was worth every penny.

BOO: You have a tender heart. That may be difficult for you sometimes, but the rest of God's creatures truly benefit.

ASA: I love that hymn you quoted.

ROMEENA: One of these days you're gonna stop beating around the bush and tell us exactly what you think of Ted Kennedy.

LUCY: Dont' worry too much about Bryson and his bike riding; it may take awhile, but he'll get back on and pretty soon it will all be a distant memory.

Also, LUCY, I have a comment about your other concern (imagine that!) but it will have to wait until later. I've got work to do!

Hey to SPOT, MILLIE and anybody else on teh proch this morning. Dibs on the swing!


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38260: Okay, BOO, you asked for it...WEIRD! (hee, hee)


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38261: That's, "the porch."



May 22, 2006 - Msg 38262: Okay, I have a minute now...

LUCY: The Bible tells us that if we train up a child in the ways of the Lord that child will not depart from it. Some take this to mean that if we “do it right,” our child will always be where he or she should be with the Lord, will never become disinterested in their Christian walk, and will never seemingly fall away. I’m sure such thinking by great Christian parents who have done their best but whose children have walked away from their faith has caused much grief, guilt, and self-punishment.

I take a different tact. I believe that when parents raise up their children in the way of Christ, that seed of truth is planted in their hearts. Those children—as teenagers or adults—may walk away in practice or profession, but they can never rid themselves of that truth.

Some years ago I was talking to a friend who was raised as I was in Christian home but who, like me, had fallen away as a teenager. Both of us did the things that partying teenagers and young adults are wont to do. Eventually, though, both of us gave up those lifestyles and got back on the path we were taught. During our discussion we talked about our wilder years and confided that no matter what degenerate thing we did or said during that time, there was always a voice in the back of our brain telling us it wasn’t right. Outwardly, we could have all the fun in the world, but we could never escape that knowledge of right and wrong. We knew that we were missing something.

Unfortunately, there are lots of kids out there who grow up without the moral compass which parents like you instill in their own children. Do be concerned and try to reengage Bryson in his Christian walk. But understand that a number of teens move away from their faith for a season (or more!). The seed you have planted will grow in his heart. You do your part; God will do his.


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38263: HI ALL.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38264: Morning Porch family, Stopping by this morning to say hey! Hope all is well with everyone. At work today, not too busy so far. Today is the last day of school for my kids. Been busy the past 2 weeks. everyone take care and will talk to you later. Big Maude

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38265: Good day to all!...Asa thanks for Mickey Dee"s...well cant stay long for to get ready for work, hey Ro,Lucy,Boo,Millie,Big Maude and all....will be at work at 2 and will holler then...Lets all stop by Millies for some toasted ham and cheese sandwiches and pickels and chips I will bring the kool-aid.......SPOT

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38266: Mw-They- I truly agree with what you're saying. I grew up in a mostly practicing Christian household. I was a "goody too-shoes" until I went away to college. I messed up, but after having Bryson and realizing that I want him brought up in church we returned and have continued since then. We sent the kids to Christian camps and VBS. Bryson was homeschooled until Jan. and he received Christian education. I read bible stories to him every night.
The real problem is he is only 8. I can understand the behavior he's shown if he was 15. Since Feb. or so its been a struggle to get him to go to church and then when he's there he just sits. I finally got out of him yesterday that a child at school told him that there is no God and that the devil rules the world. Bryson is the only white child in his special needs class and that boy asked him why he's white. Bryson said its because God made him that way. That's when the boy told him that. I asked him what he thought and he said he knows that God is real, but he can't talk about him or kids will pick on him.
I'm embarrassed to tell you what all Bryson's done in the last 2 wks. and that's what has me worried. Its a cummulation of events. He has stolen 2 Kennedy half-dollars from hubby and spent them at Target. He stole hubby's $400 tape recorder and took it to school. He told the teacher that I wasn't sending snacks even though I was so that he could get her snacks. I told him not to wake hubby up from nap, but he did. While at chick-fil-a he was yelling and scaring a little girl and wouldn't listen until I put a death grip on his arm and sat him down. Something else happened at chick fil a that I'm horrified about. I'm too upset to talk about it. Last he's not cooperating with his OT.
Bryson has always been a very well-mannered child. I can't tell you how many compliments I have received, including one from the pediatrician last week, for raising him "right". None of this started until he began school, playing with a neighbor regularly, and OCD on pokemon.
My Mother actually told me that this is because I'm too strict with him and he's rebelling. He hasn't gotten a spanking in a year and we do limit his tv to 2-3 hours a day per doctors orders. I expect him to behave himself and he usually does. That's why this behavior has me thrown.
Boo- I'm not joking about hubby and the anit-christ thing. He hates tv that much. He believes its a waste of time like sitting in Atlanta traffic daily.
Millie- I'm a vegetarian, can I have just a toasted cheese sandwich?
Spot- Thanks for keeping the air conditioning on.
Tom- Good, you're finally having nice days.
Romeena- I didn't know that radiation would mess with your heart. Bless your heart.
Hey Rev, Buckeye, Gizzmo, Fred Gross, Big Maude, Mary Wiggins, MDC, and all. Y'all have a great day!
Blessings to you and yours,
PS Sorry about the long post. Life is just a bit in turmoil right now.

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38267: LUCY: First, it doesn't sound as though you are too strict with your son. Just from your post I noted that he plays with friends, is allowed to purchase things at the store, watches tv, plays games he enjoys, goes out to eat, and receives what he needs for school. It doesn't sound like he's too oppressed. I know first-hand that grandparents' tender spot for their grandchildren can sometimes clouds their judgement on this score. My own parents are ready to give in to my own kids on things they never would have with my brother and I when we were young. And by the looks on their faces and comments they make me punishing their grandkids "hurts them" a whole lot worse than they let on punishing me as a kid did! So some of that may be going on.

Even though Bryson's still young in years, unfortunately he's probably exposed to much more than you and I at his age. Not only at school, but also on tv, at the mall, on the radio, and, yes, even sometimes at church.

My advice, and, mind you, I am no professional or even very experienced on the subject, is to continue to hold fast to the rules (and the consequences of break them), have patience, and trust the Lord. Like all kids he's likely just trying to find his way and push the boundaries. You need to be his anchor: something to cling to in times of trouble and also something to hold him fast when he's in rough waters. Speaking of boundaries, are you familiar with "Boundaries with Kids"? It's a great book. I will pray for you and your family.

Also, in regard to your husband and the television, I'm not sure I understand you. Could you elaborate a bit?

So guess who banned "The Da Vinci Code?" India! Why? Because the secular government of predominantly Hindu India thought that it should be sensitive to its incredible small Christian population. Also, many Moslem countries actually are up in arms about the movie. Since they regard Jesus (not as the Son of God) as one of Islam's major prophets, they consider the movie's portrayal of him as inflammatory.

Talk to y'all later.


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38268: They are having a boiled dinner at the Firehouse tonight and then playing cribbage after.


May 22, 2006 - Msg 38269: Good Asa can we stop by? say they are boiling cabbage?...SPOT

May 22, 2006 - Msg 38270: Are you sure it's not at the Golden Door of Good Fellowship?