June 09, 2006 - Msg 38972: Good evening, everyone. Warren, there was an Ollie, but he hasn't been around in many, many moons. As for Barney, we did have a Barney as I recall, but I always sort of secretly felt that Barney and Andy should be kept out of the name pool. Certainly I never said anything while Barney was posting, and it's only my opinion anyway, but it just seems like those names should be special. I sort of feel the same about Aunt Bee and Opie, but especially Barney and Andy.

Possum, Boo has given you good advice. Go see your cardiologist. Just do it.

Hazel, I'm so sorry about Molly. It really hurts to lost a pet. I can't imagine my life without the Plum. Their little lives are so short, but they manage to give us so much while they're here.

I wish all of you could have known my late husband. I was 17, he was 19 when we met, on a blind date. The twist was, he was supposed to be my girlfriend's date, but he and I paired up immediately, and left the other couple just looking at each other. It was love at first sight, literally. I told my girlfriend on the way home that I was going to marry him, and eight months later, I did, and I never looked back. Back to Lucy's earlier question - while I might change a few things about my life over the years, marrying him would not be one of them. He was definitely one of the good guys.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38973: Goodness! I saw a little dust, but all of a sudden, whooosh! and it was gone! --Romeena

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38974: I totally agree Romeena! That's why I asked if anyone actually had the gut's!

Sorry about your husband. Let him rest in peace.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38975:
Evenin Honeys and Dears,
APD for all you fine missing porchsters!
Prayers for everyone tonight! Standing on the Word that the Lord will give you peace, HIS peace!
God bless ya.Alleluia.
Boo, I had a similar experience in a parking lot about a year ago, and I had just gotten my new truck with OnStar phone. I pulled up behind her car and called the cops. Not very tags of me, or maybe it was, but she was blocked in and yelling til the squad car pulled up, then she was this different person, but they didnt buy it. I told them I that i would be calling cps and I got badge numbers, names etc. Never heard anything more after I called, but hopefully things improved. That is why that Oprah show really got to me. Good for you calling!
Well, on to more pleasant things. Good one about the golden arn story.
Well, Have a good evening everyone!

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38976: To Boo Msg 38971, I believe the song you are seeking is "Saved The Best For Last" as sung by Vanessa Williams. If you'd like to hear it, click
I'm not sure if it was used in a movie.

from Poor Horatio

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38977: dadburn it, I had a long post all ready to send over & now it's gone! Wonder what causes that??

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38978: Evenin' Porch,
Did everyone have a good day? Bryson, his friend, and I went and saw the movie Cars. It was actually very clean and very entertaining. I wasn't bored at all and the boys really got a kick out of the "boy stuff". I really recommend it for everyone. Its so hard to find clean movies that everyone would love. Bryson wanted to see Over the Hedge, but I remembered Boo's comment so we'll wait until a rental.
I forget who said its cold in Chicago, but no I didn't pack hubby's jacket. He's originally from Ohio, so he's pretty good with cold weather. Although when we talk about moving up North (we're in Atlanta) we just shiver. Thanks for letting me know! That was nice!
Possum- I agree that you should see a cardiologist. You can't mess around with your ticker!
Boo- I am proud of you for standing up and calling CPS. Has anything come of it since you last posted? To me, the bad thing about CPS is they notify the parent of their upcoming visit so they have time to clean themselves up. That happened with hubby's ex. We called CPS because stepchildren were alone when they were 8&6 and they called the Mother to let them know they were coming!
Asa- I saw your daughter and of course Maraiah's pictures, but where's yours?
Me-They- Have a safe trip! Hope Mrs. Me-They doesn't go into early labor.
Tom & Gizmo- We haven't heard from y'all in awhile.
Big Maude- Where was your picture? You only have your beautiful children. I have 2 rolls of film to develop and as soon as I do then I'll send some of us to Romeena also.
Romeena- I don't have any regrets in regards to my husband. Only 2 with my children. I still feel like I should've saved my stillborn. The doctor's wouldn't take him, but I knew something was wrong. Then he died. And, getting pregnant out of wedlock was a huge ordeal with my family. But, I was wondering if its okay to feel regretful. Also, I'm always looking for encouragement for my spouse. I don't want to make the same mistakes someone else did and I won't if I know what they did that they regret. Wow, run-on sentence, sorry. Didn't Andy have regrets over Sharon Despain?
I'm beat. I'll check in the morning. Have a great weekend!
~Lucy Matthews

June 09, 2006 - Msg 38979: To Boo Msg 38970 and Mavis Msg 38977, Floyd posted in Msg 38934 that if anyone is having trouble posting to contact him via email. He stated that he is working on a problem but needs our help to isolate it.

In the meantime, I suggest that after you type a message, select it and copy it to memory before clicking on the POST YOUR COMMENTS button. If the posting fails, you can try again and just paste from memory.

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38980: Hey, porch, I guess everybody's gone to bed. I've almost caught up on the archives....I'm missin' y'all. In a week or so, I won't have to work so much. I hope to be able to do some fun stuff with the kids when school gets out. I'm going to try to take them to the pool tommorow. Truth is, I'm feeling a little guilty about them having so much "Grandma" time this week. I know rationally that they're fine, but I've done nothing but take care of them for the last 6 or 7 years. It feels weird. Oh, well. I'm very tired and sore....gonna take a jacuzzi and sleep.....
ps-Soup tommorow(today?) is she-crab, and the special dessert is peach crisp.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38981: Mavis, looking forward to your visit in a coupla weeks!

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38982: I just watched the episode "Barney And The Govener" and boy was it hilarious! The part where Barney is gased kill's me!

Just wanted to share my thought's.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38983: "Bless his heeaarrttt...."


June 10, 2006 - Msg 38984: Mornin' Dears & Honeys! Thanks for the advice regarding my heart. It seems to have settled down some,but I still don't feel quite right. I don't smoke,don't ingest a lot of caffeine and am not anemic.My doctor ran an EKG & thyroid test from which he drew his conclusions that things weren't serious. I think I'd feel better once they check me out with a Holter monitor and Echo. So,I'll get him to set me up with a cardiologist. Nobody has advised me NOT to go to one,so I'd better heed advice and do it.
Well, I have to head off to work.Hope everybody has a great day!
possum under a rock

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38985: good morning porchsters, so great being alive isn't it? possum , sure thankful nothing was serierous. millie, deputy warren ferguson, slept real good last night cause you were on the job. breakfast on me at the donut shop. big maude, can you catch supper tonight. millie, glad your getting some rest. mdc- sounds like your real busy these days. hasit cooled down any your way? prayers for rev in his travels. lucy - that stranger in town was asking where's your pic in the album? just picking on you. asa- what are those green things on your belt? well time for me to slide on out for now, prayers for all. that col harvey's was a gas last night. buckeye

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38986: Morning Porch! Poor Horatio my posting problem was because of me, not the porch, one of the dogs ran by & unplugged me (Now I know what causes that) I was just picking at you & Asa anyways. teehee Warren I was telling you in my lost post, Ollie was such a funny guy, if I remember right, he married his beloved, had a little one & moved, after that, we didn't hear much from him. I miss him, I miss lots of the old timers, Rafe, Andelina, Emma, Flora oh just everybody! I think Rafe still stops by now & then. Emma, Miss Flora & Mr Schwump live real close to me, we used to go out to eat & go fishing in the North Fork Holston River once in a while. Not sure what happened to them either. There was an Opie for a while too, he was very funny! We also used to have a chat room called Sarah's we'd meet up in every night & we just had a ball! I miss that. Best go put my face on, gotta work today & it is so pretty here! Dang it!

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38987: HEY! Ya'll wake up! The day's a-wasting! Let's see, how can I get ya'll up?
It's YER shocks!

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38988: Why Mavis, allow me to accompany your singing with my cymbals
No account mule CLANG CLANG CLANG sittin on a haystack CLANG CLANG CLANG...


June 10, 2006 - Msg 38989: Asa, I said gimme them!! --Romeena

Sugarplum says what on earth was that?!?

(Good grief, what a way to wake up in the morning, cymbals clinging all over the place!)

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38990: Hahahahah! Clinging cymbals? I think they'd be worse than clanging cymbals! --Romeena

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38991: romeena and asa- i can hear them cymbals a clanging, and there not the cheap ones neither. mavis, thanks for letting us know emma and the rest are near you, sure miss them. buckeyes shouldn't clang. i'll bet you paid $25 for them cymbels. buckeye

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38992: Possum, I forgot to tell you yesterday that pregnancy can cause tachycardia (no kidding!) HAHAHA Sorry, just HAD to say it!

Right Horatio, now I remember that it was Vanessa Williams but I can't shake the feeling that I should remember something more about it. It's like an emotion I felt when I heard the song (maybe its just all the therapy I am going through. HA!). Thanks for the posting advice.

Lucy, after your baby was stillborn, did the dr tell you what had happened? I am wondering if it was a cord accident or something else. It is interesting that you felt something was wrong and I am wondering if you felt an unusual amount of movement or lack of movement at any point? If you feel comfortable talking about it, that is. Lucy, I think there is sometimes a fine line between guilt, shame and regret. You may be dealing with some of each. Guilt says, "I did something wrong and feel bad about it", shame says, "I AM bad because I did something wrong" and regret says, "I should have done something differently and will learn from my mistake if I have another chance". I think God would want to heal your pain concerning your stillborn baby and give you peace about the decisions you have made in the past because they are things you can't change. He is a God of great mercy and understanding and the bible says He is near to the brokenhearted. He doesn't want you to continue to grieve over what "might have been" because He wants you to live the life you have now. Some things we just don't have the answers to but remember as His child He will work out all things for your good in time. You might also be having some issues with shame if your family made a big deal out of your being pregnant and not married. You need to realize that you are a child of God, made in his image and likeness...that was God's choice, He made that decision and we can't make ourselves something else. You are not a bad person because you sinned, not if Jesus is your saviour. Your sins were paid in full. If I could make a suggestion, I would say pray first of all and know that what we confess to God, he forgives...."as far as the east is from the west, so far has he separated our sins from us", then get a journal and start writing. Don't try to compose what you are going to write, just let yourself write whatever is in your mind at the time. You will be surprised what you will find out about yourself. It will help you to understand where you are having problems that you need to deal with and will relieve alot of stress (I know this from experience). Maybe its time for you, like me, to get to know yourself. Remember we love you.

Ro, I feel like I know your husband after all the wonderful things you have shared with us. There is something I have been wanting to ask you but hesitate because I don't know if you would feel comfortable about it, but I would sure like to see a picture of him with you in your photo album. It would be an honor...


June 10, 2006 - Msg 38993: After finishing Season Six of The Andy Griffith Show and going back and watching the B&W episode's , I never noticed how sad and stupid "The Return Of Barney Fife" episode was on Season Six.

Barney and Thelma Lu were so close and Barney return's and find's out she's married? NO. I don't like it.

It would have been better if Barney and Thelma Lu got back together and she moved to Raliegh with him. A Barney return episode should be a happy fun one , not a sad one.

However "The Legend Of Barney Fife" is much better and I did enjoy Season Six very much! I am brave enough to say that it is of my Top Four season's!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38994: Wow, Boo, what good advice and counsel you have offered to Lucy, and in fact, to all of us, because what you have said is so true, and applies to everyone. Lucy, read it again and again, because she has told you the truth.

I would be honored to put a picture of my dear husband in the album. I had thought about it myself, as a matter of fact, but wasn't sure what folks would think about it. He was a big ol' handsome thing, and I was very proud of him. So okay, since you asked, I'll just do that.

The lotus is still blooming in the fishpond. This is the third day it has opened. It closes everey evening, but opens again in the morning. So pretty. Maybe I'll put a picture of it in there, too, in my personal section, which of course is available to anyone who visits the site. I just think it's so neat, a lotus growing in a yard in Texas!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38995: Oh, my stars. Everey? Make that every. --Romeena

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38996: Hey Dixie, Thanks!!! Barnwannabe

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38997: To Floyd. In your Msg 38942, you mentioned The Mayberry Gossip Club. In Marty from Mountain Top's message 38768, there was a mention of a Ms. Crump's Blackboard. Here we have The Front Porch. I don't know if there are any more forums for TAGS enthusiasts.
Since we all have the same interest in TAGS, can these forums be consolidated into just one forum? Wouldn't it be less costly for the hosts? I'd rather have one place to visit where everyone is at rather than multiple places with just a few participants in each. Or has this been tried in the past and failed?

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38998: Hey to all!..im still here...hope yall have been eating good..just been busy at the lake boating and fishing and swimming...95 here in ga..got to be at work at 6 tonight till 6 in the morning will catch up on the archives when I get there!..hey Ro,mavis,dix.barnwanabe,warren,buckeye,big maude,horatio,millie,possum,Asa and you know who all...well lets have a big pot of chicken and dumplins for supper and a pawn of cornbread!..peach cobbler for desert..will be plenty for takeing home..I"ll get the BIG pot out...well let me water the garden...no rain in site here in ga....SPOT

June 10, 2006 - Msg 38999: Why is Season 7 so far away! Why don't they realese them all and get it over with!


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39000: A little chlly on this end of the porch and with scattered showers. Perfect pie making weather - anyone care for a piece of lemon meringue pie? How about a blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream?

I would like to thank whoever left me the wad of cotton balls. They were a perfect fit for my ears - now Asa can clang all he wants - no bother to me. But could Floyd or Mavis work on that Mullet of his? I don't even care if his sideburns are uneven - I am afraid that he will clang us to death with Achy Breaky Heart!

And another poem for Asa:

Tulips in the window
Tulips in the park
But the "two-lips" that Asa likes best
Are tulips in the dark!


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39001: And Hazel - my Boston Terrier died this year and it was very difficult. We did not get another dog but adopted a cat who gave us six wonderful kittens. We still have two of the kittens - one is just like her momma. Wouldn't give them for the world. I still miss my Bandit - but it has gotten better. His pillow is still behind my wood stove. Not ready to part with it yet.

The poem Rainbow Bridge helped tremendously and it is in the archives.

Best wishes to you and my sympathies. . . .


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39002: homemaker- we'd better go with blueberry cobbler cause you know how asa, me-they and buckeye got grabby on lemon pies . spot- supper sounds great, finished off with homemakers blueberry cobblers and col harveys elixar. poor haratio- it would be next to impossible to consolidate these sites because you'd lose the personal touch cause of sheer volume and long time posters at miss crumbs and others have a group that's developed there own style and like the porch feel like family. prayers for you dear lucy- your way to special to god and us for it to be your fault. dear boo has given you right on info. there wasn't a thing you could have done to have changed it but god will bless you again soon . if you haven't checked revs site out, i encourage you to and you will receive a great blessing. well off to spots i go, come on goober, mdc, mayberry deputy, deputy warren ferguson, lets go to spots. you know the economy is awful bad cause several reported ghosts sightings have ghosts hanging out in poverty places instead of fancy mansions. buckeye

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39003:
Boo-I meant Dr Phil, not Oprah show.
BUCKeye-Still hot, but low humidity. Saw a lizard and a coyote sippin' lemonade on my back porch. HA The birds have removed their feathers and are only in longjohns like the old cartoons, HA
I miss Sylveter and Tweety, Roadrunner before the drive-in movies, Flintstones,the modern stone age fam-i-ly, and others.
Warren, I agree, that return ep could have been a lot better!
HM- watch out for robin hood with them pies!
Sterling- any buyer yet? Prayers continue.
Lucy, bless your heart. Boo said it all! Hang in there dear.
Have a good day,

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39004: To homemaker, sorry to hear about your pet dog passing a year ago. It's easy to develop such a close relationship that you grieve for them like you would for any other human member of your family. Adult kittens are too independent for me. I prefer dogs.

To buckeye (and Floyd), I understand how there will be personal preferrences to deal with if forums are consolidated.
I got the idea when I went over to The Mayberry Gossip Club Bulletin Board and saw the last message Floyd posted. He said "I think I'm gonna close it down and see about moving our conversations to the Mayberry Gossip Club Forum." However, even that forum is not very active. I wonder if any of the posters there even know about the very active Front Porch? Oh well.

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39005: MDC, if you go to the BOOM channel on cable or dish, you can catch a lot of the old cartoons. In the wee hours of the morning, you can even get an old Speedy Gonzales cartoon, but not often. The adorable little Speedy is not considered politically correct anymore, but BOOM pushes the envelope now and then. I'm surprised there's not an anti-coyote defamation society around, to outlaw the roadrunner cartoons. It's getting ridiculous. Remember when they outlawed the Frito Bandito commercials? Most of my Hispanic friends were highly offended, he was their hero and he was taken away! So silly. Anyway, BOOM is a good place to find some of the good old cartoons. Some old Tom and Jerry, Sylvester and Tweety - you know, the good stuff!

I'm watching a group of birds in my birdbath right now, and I don't know what they are. They look a lot like starlings, but they're a fawn color, just a tad slimmer than a starling, and are very pretty. There's a whole flock of them, and I've never seen them before. I'll have to pull up my bird ID program and see if I can figure them out. One thing for sure, my trees sure do seem nice and full.

The lotus is closing up. I'll be watching to see whether it opens again in the morning. How that saucer-sized flower manages to remain upright on that pencil-slim stalk, I don't know, but it does, even in today's fairly strong winds.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39006: Pie sounds great HM,Lucy be strong,Romeena i like cartoons,Asa get that pie off yer chin!..hey horatio,buckeye,warren,mavis busch race coming on at 8 ..MD,MDC...boy my braves are on a skid...whew...yall get a tupperware full of chicken-n-dumplins for lunch tomorrow with a ham sandwich..and lemonade from the lizzard!...well let me get these couple of outages given out to the crews...SPOT

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39007: Oh,gee,I'm pregnant again! Ha! Thanks Boo!

Hazel,I forgot to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your dog. I love Border Collies- matter of fact,I have a picture of one on my computer right now as a screensaver. I usually change my screensavers every few days,but I think I'll leave it up as a tribute to your beloved pet.
When did Asa get ahold of cymbals? I know he had a pair of bongos that we finally managed to get away from him.Maybe he uses the cymbals in his act over at the Gigolo Club? Somebody hide 'em if you can before we get another wake up call like the one this morning!My heart can't take it!
Well,let me go surf the Net a bit- y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39008: Not to imply that Boo caused me to be in the family way in my post above- just reread what I typed and somebody might take it the wrong way! Ha!
possum again

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39009: Evening porchesters, Been busy today and just dropping by for a visit. The things you miss when you don't drop by: What is this about Possum??
Lucy, I will do my best to get my picture to Romeena. I do not like having my picture taken so there a very few and far between. Been busy today planting flowers and such in my flower beds. Hopefully, I am not too late in the season getting them planted. SPOT, supper sounds good.
Anybody heard from Tom, kinda worried about him.
You guys have a good evening and see you tomorrow.
Big Maude

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39010: Romeena, I love the new pics.....your wedding picture is great! And then 25 years later, you can still see the love in y'all's eyes. Thanks for sharing with us.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39011: Romeena yer right, what a handsome man your Dale was! And those pics are wonderful! Thanks for posting them. What is that he is carrying in your wedding pic, a Bible? It's great! Got things to do, like put birds to bed & let some dogs back out for the last potty trip of the night.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39012: Hey Big Maude can you or Millie slip Asa one of them pies & keep him busy while the other one gets them cymbals? I'm afraid if I try, he'll catch me, he watches me too close when I am trimming his ears.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39013: Hazel I am sorry about your dear Border Collie, losing one is so hard, wish they could live longer, but they can't. Here is the poem homemaker was talking about. Rainbow Bridge Hope it helps.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39014: Mavis, I'm makin' lemon merangue tonite.....I'll just set one rightcheer, and when he goes for it, you grab the cymbals and RUN!


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39015: Hey, did y'all know that Romeena(Jackie Joseph) was married to Sam(Ken Berry)? I didn't. Interesting.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39016: Asa their ganging up on you buddy!..I"ll watch yer back!..SPOT

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39017: To Millie Msg 39014, better watch out. I'm eyeing that lemon meringue pie and I ain't in a sharing mood. ;)

To Millie Msg 39015. I used to have a crush on Jackie Joseph. I watched her once on a talk show explaining how her divorce from Ken Berry was costly and very traumatic. In fact, afterwards, she founded a support group for ex-wives of celebrities. I recall how shocked she was when she first found out about Ken wanting out.

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39018: Millie, you can read brief stories about Jackie's breakup along with those of other ex-wives of celebrities here.

from Poor Horatio

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39019: PH, That's how I heard the story, reading about her breakup and support group.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39020: Poor Jackie, that is sad.

ROMEENA, I want to thank you for posting those wonderful pictures. It is plain to see the joy you shared together. In your wedding picture, Dale looks like an adorable young man and you look like Elizabeth Taylor! I couldn't help but smile at the anniversary picture, you both looked so happy. Thank you again.

Possum, you are TOO funny! I didn't even catch the humor in that statement when I read it. THAT is something you could never blame on me. HAHA

Liked the poem, homemaker. I am thinking that the reason ASA doesn't send RO a picture for her photo site is because of the mullet. He could at least send a picture of his tool belt, couldn't he? For me?

Hey Millie, hope you can get some sleep tonight. I would like to hear more about how you came to adopt your oldest child that you mentioned yesterday, if you feel comfortable sharing something so personal.


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39021: I read this quote today and thought it was funny: "Boldness is walking naked through a cannibal village"....I think that is more stupid than bold.


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39022:
Hello porch...just wanted to drop in real quick and check on everyone.

Ro...those are great pics...thank you so much for sharing those precious memories.

You all have a great worship service in the morning.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39023:
Funny Boo....but I agree..more stupid than bold.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39024: ok, Boo, you reminded me of a joke. Guy walks into a restaurant called Cannibal Kitchen. He's reading the menu, and a waiter comes over. The guy reads from the menu, "Englishman -$20, Spaniard - $20, Hippies - $50..." so the guy asks, "Why are hippies so much more?" and the waiter replies, "Have you ever tried to clean one of those things?"

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39025: That was me, Millie

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39026: HA! I've heard that joke but it was a LOOOONG time ago....heehee


June 10, 2006 - Msg 39027: As a bartender I made a lot of my money from always having a good clean joke to tell for any occasion.

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39028: I'm with you Warren, why is season 7 so far away??? Barnwannabe

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39029: Hey Barnwannabe, good humor Millie..Rev stop by the porch for a quick bite before Church in the morning..Asa and Horatio and all get the pics to Ro ti post!..If she will post my ugly mug she will be happy to post yer pics!..hey Boo...what ever happened to CHUCK!..Big Maude you gona be at breakfast?..you too Lucy and Mavis...Asa can set between yall...well im watching "Deadliest Catch"..yall ever watch it on the discovery channel?..crab fishing...well back in a bit ..all quite here at work...SPOT

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39030: Hey, SPOT! Yes, I'm up again in the middle of the night. I'll get staightened out soon...I hope! So, I'm making pies and working on my kid's menu......hope I don't fall asleep at church!

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39031: GREAT pics Me-They...good looking youngins!...Romeena the pics of you and your hubby are super!...got to get ya some more from the dog pound...SPOT

June 10, 2006 - Msg 39032: Or dont fall in a pie!!...SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39033: Lol SPOT! I think I'm falling in my pie!

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39034: Good Sunday Morning to all!...well getting ready to go home and sleep till time for Preaching then back at 6 tonight...breakfast will be simple this morning:..country ham,or sausage w/egg bisquits..mustard or mayo,coffee and oj..kind a eat on the run morning..lunch will be at Millies, toasted ham and cheese sandwiches and chips,bread and butter pickels,cokes...well let me get home eye lids are heavy....SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39035: Good morning, all! Beautiful Sabbath morning here in Texas. I'm looking forward to church, as always. Our pastor always brings such a wonderful sermon, he's never as dry as dust, believe me!

Mavis, you're right, that's a Bible Dale was carrying, and a very special one. The man who was my pastor all my life until I was 15, and who had been my family's pastor for 20 years before that, came out of retirement to perform our wedding. Before I was born, my grandmother had saved her pennies from her tiny pension and had bought him that Bible as a gift. It was one he had admired but wouldn't buy for himself. She gave it to him, and he preached from that Bible all the years that I can remember. Imagine my surprise and joy when, at the end of our ceremony, he presented that Bible to us. I can still remember his words: "Lanni, this Bible was given to me by your grandmother, known to all as Aunt Maude. Personally, I have treasured this book. It's price, to me, is above rubies. And now, I want to give it to the two of you, to be cherished by you as it has been by me." And he handed it to Dale. I still have it, of course. It is marked from Genesis to Revelation with his sermon notes, in his fine old-fashioned script, and there is not enough money in this world to buy that Bible from me. I loved my grandmother, I loved that pastor, and I love that Bible.

The expression you see on Dale's face in the anniversary picture is what you would see most of the time when he looked at me. Loving, indulgent, slightly amused. Why God chose me to be so blessed, I'll never know. I do believe that some marriages are made in Heaven, and ours was one.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39036: Good morning SPOT. I hope Millie is getting some sleep now. I will be going to preaching at a different church this morning. I have a nephew in town from nashville who is singing at a local church and I am going to hear him.

Millie, if you are out there...when you were a bartender, did you have to dance on the bar like those coyote girls?


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39037: Thanks for letting me know Spot. I'll try to find some good pics. I had better go get ready!!! Thanks again! Barnwannabe

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39038:
Wow Spot...it's hard to eat that much for breakfast before a concert. But sure was good..thanks.

See ya'll later tonight.

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39039: Hey porchster's. Everyone talk's alot about food on here! I have an odd eating style. Usually I eat anything for breakfast! Today I had Pizza for breakfast! I rarely have lunch and I just snack on various thing's until Dinner. However I alway's have a structured dinner! I usually have desert , but not all the time! My favorite food is Cereal!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39040: What an awesome story Romeena thanks for sharing that, I wouldn't trade that Bible either if I were you! Warren stick around here long enough & you will be eating at all hours of the day or night, just watch out for the grabbers (they know who they are...) Barnwannabe glad you are getting the hang of the porch, you like it here. Rev I couldn't eat before I went on stage either, but let me tell you, I always made up for it AFTER. teehee Boo have a good visit with your nephew. Now I'm off to work on some more ideas for my business, might stop by here later & run them by ya'll to see what you think about them. Ya'll are always so good at that stuff. Millie you didn't fall asleep in church did you?

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39041: Good Sunday afternoon porch family. Back for church and sitting down a minute to visit. All is quite here today. Kids have gone on a youth outing this afternoon to prepare for their mission
trip. They will be leaving next Saturday. Sure is hot here today, thunderstorms all around us but so far none have made it to my end of the porch yet. Hope Mavis is okay as she is close to where the storms are supposed to be. Thanks for breakfast SPOT. You are a jewell of a cook. Romenna, You are an example to all of us as to what a good marriage can and should be as well as your life experiences and wisdom being helpful to us in more ways that you know. Thanks for being so open with us and sharing. Well, guess I will move along for now. Will check in after while. Big Maude

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39042: Hey Big Maude I'm ok, sitting here listening to rumbles of thunder all around, but so far no storms. Thanks for asking.

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39043: Hey Mavis, Glad you are okay. We just had a pretty good rain shower over here. no thunder just steady rain, maybe it will cool down some of the heat and not be so humid. Hey SPOT, how about if I grill some chicken, bake some potatoes, slice tomoates and fix some baked beans for supper? thought you could use a break. dessert will be ice cream sundaes. Maybe you could bring some of that good ole sweet tea you make. See you guys at supper. Big Maude

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39044: Its HOT here too Maude! In the 90's but feels like 100's with the high humidity. Summer here just kills me.

Went out to eat Mexican food with my 2 sis-in-laws and had a nice time...too full, though. I love Mexican food with a passion.

Well, next week we will have the land actually completely cleared and mulched and hopefully meet for the final time with the architect. When the plans are complete, we start gathering the bids...the ball is rolling but kind of slowly. Bruce staked and roped off the position of the house this weekend so we would know exactly which trees needed to go, so I sat on my imaginary front porch under a skinny little oak tree and pretended to be sitting on a real porch. We are going to have a nice breeze out there and you should hear the lovely sound of the wind through all those trees. I can't wait until I can send a picture to RO of the finished house for all of you to see. I'll take one with me sitting on the front porch on my porch swing for ya.

RO, that is such a sweet story about the bible. What a priceless gift he gave to you!

Think I will kick back in the recliner and close one eye. Later!


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39045:
Boo-wouldnt it be great if all us porchsters could converge on your land and do like they do on the Home Makeover show! New house in a week! ha
Ro- thanks for the memories! They are great. That kind of love is hard to find these days!
Believe it or not, my 30th is June 18th! Wow, now i have to top the Elvis guy from last year! ha.
(Actually, I am going to surprise her with a complete day at a resort spa here!)
Racing at Pocoano today.
Good Sabbath to you all. God bless

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39046: Big Maude grilled chicken sounds good...ill be there...i will bring some green onions...hey to all...hey MDC, race is on..hey mavis,ro,Rev barnwanabe....and the gang well let me get ready for Maudes grilled supper...at work now....SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39047: Yes Mavis I do like it here!!! Ya'll are a fine bunch of people, and it's darn cute as Barney would say!!! Barnwannabe

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39048: Big Maude the supper was great, thanks for putting a little lemon pepper on my chicken..and those baked beans!"UMM"...well I will have a snack for us later..Lucy where are you?...well back to paper work...SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39049: Barnwannabe have you been to Romeenas album site she built for us?..just click on me and see my album...I think her site is in the above or last page archives...I have it saved but just not right chere with me!....SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39050: Glad you all came to supper. Food is always better when shared with good friends. They are still calling for thunderstorms around here.
Well, guess I will say good night for now. Don't let the bed bugs bite. Big Maude

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39051: Night Big Maude...we aint had no rain in forever here in ga...just keep the garden watered, grass will just have to wait...just booked 4 days at Mckinney Campground on lake Allatoona..nice place..june 25th..gona take all the toys...yall will have to come for the cook outs...well let me find a movie..get off at 6 in the morning then off till thu!..Mavis you and maude get any rain?...SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39052: I haven't, but I will. Thanks!!! Barnwannabe

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39053: Welcome Barnwannabe! Hey Big Maude, Spot, Mavis, MDC,Boo, Mavis, Warren, Rev........did I miss anybody? It was a beautiful day here in VA.....
Spot, thanks for working so we can have our power...I'll check in again later, I just got home from the restaurant and I need a shower, a cold drink and an attitude adjustment.

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39054: Barnwannabe , people on the porch sure are nice here hey? I am farely new myself , only been here for 2-3 week's , but they made me welcome right away! Great place to talk about anything especially TAGS!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39055: And also I was on Miss Crump's bullitin board thing and I saw this post Gomer Vs Goober. Personally , Now dont lash out at me , I like Goober more. Now Im sorry Gomer is hilarious but sometime's he get's seriously annoying! Goober I could allway's stand , and although Gomer may be funnier , Goober is funny AND realistic.

With Barney still on the show they didnt need two goof's. Nothing against Barney , he isnt a goof , but you know what I mean!

Also Gomer had the advantage with the writer's for the show. Goober was stuck from 65-68.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39056: You bet cha Millie..I love my job..warren we are glad you and barnwannabe are aboard!..the porch is kinda a little break from the hussle and bussel of the world...which part of the porch are you and barnwannabe from?...get Romeena those pics of family and homes..well let me get us a snack...hum..everybody gets a slim jim!..SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39057: Spot.....snacks are on me tonight.....cocoa and cinnamon graham crackers.....

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39058: Hey, I'm peelin' peaches for pies.....anybody want a peach?

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39059: I'd rather have some peach cobbler Millie but make sure I get there before the grabby-gus porch sitters we got. teehee I'm heading to bed for the night, hope I can stay there, we got thunderstorms here & the dogs bark at every rumble they hear, like they are really going to catch it. LOL

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39060: Cocoa and cinnamon graham crackers...now THAT'S comfort food to me.

Warren, its funny that you said Goober is more realistic because I remember once a long time ago someone here on the porch said that everyone has a Goober in his family somewhere. I think it's true! haha Thanks for you kind words about all of us. We like you, too.

Goodnight to MAVIS, hope she can get some sleep with all the thunder and barking. I am lucky neither of my dogs barks at storms.

Yes MDC, it would be nice if you could all build that house for me, wouldn't it? Unfortunately it isn't like the old days when they had "Barn Raisings" and such. My mom talks about what that was like. You know, I met an elderly woman in church that turned 96 today. She looked pretty good, too. She was in a wheelchair but seemed just as clear-headed as can be. When I told her happy birthday, she took both of my hands in hers and they were the softest, sweetest hands I ever felt. I can still feel them. What an honor it was for me. I think about all the ways those hands of hers have served and loved over the years.

Guess I'll say goodnight with that thought. Sweet Dreams,


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39061: What's peach cobbler like? Never tried it.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39062: DEP.WARREN FERGUSON, They are nice here!!! You have all made me feel welcome!!! Thanks!!! Well, gotta get up early in the mornin, Better hit the sack! Night all!!! Barnwannabe

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39063: What?! Never had peach cobbler! You poor thing. It is alot like peach pie, Warren. The peaches and sugar go in the bottom of the pan, though and a dough or batter goes on top. There is probably a recipe in Aunt Bee's Cookbook.


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39064:
Hello porch family.

Ro...what a great story. I can only imagine what that Bible means to you.

Thanks Millie for the snacks.

MDC...she will surely enjoy that spa treatment. We will have our 25th on July 11. We will be on a tour in New England during that time.

Spot...have a good night at work.

Mavis...I'm with you on the eating before a concert. I had a concert tonight and we went out to eat afterward....now I feel like a stuffed pig. I'm going crawl into the back of the motorhome and crash out for the night.

Everyone have a great night. God is so good!

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39065: Yummy....baked peaches with sugar and peach brandy topped with a crumbly pie crust mixed with sugar, brown sugar and butter.....mmmmmmm....that's gooooood!


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39066: Goodnight Barnwannabe!!


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39067: Hey Millie and REV, didn't see you there.

MDC, did you say you got your wife an Elvis guy for your anniversary last year?? Please explain...


June 11, 2006 - Msg 39068: Mr Darlin's Cuz, Happy Anniversary!
Boo, I have tended bar, waited tables, hostessed, and even cooked and washed dishes......and I have never danced in any capacity - on a bar or anywhere else. Sorry, though, that could be a funny story to tell my grandkids. Seriously, it's a funny thing, I LOVE this business! It's not for everybody, but it's for me.

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39069: Hey, since we have some newbies, let's refresh everybody on where we are on the porch....I'm on the southeast side....Richmond, Va....

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39070: Millie have you been nipping at the peach brandy?..love graham crackers,thanks dont care to much for cocoa..ill just take a glass of milk...Rev you have a good night and you too BWB, happy anniversary MDC, Boo Otis dont bark unless he see a possum in the woods[not under a rock] or something..now when it comes to peaches we are the peach state Georgia!...well watching a Clint Eastwood movie....SPOT

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39071: Which movie Spot? What channel?

June 11, 2006 - Msg 39072: Blood Work? on TNT? I'm watching Steve Mcqueen on AMC

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39073: TNT Blood works...SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39074: I do guess we need to refresh all the new porchsters....I live in Georgia [kennesaw] about 30 miles above atlanta..46 years old [male]..two kids girl 7 boy 14..have a small farm about 14 acers,big garden every year..Mom and Dad and uncle have about 12 more acers joining mine...one big happy family!..built my house in 97....SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39075: Wow, Spot, sounds awesome! Can I come down for a vacation? lol.... I love that part of the country...GA folks are so niiiice!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39076: Boo, since you asked about my teenager, Sean, and how he came to be "ours", I'll tell you the story....My husband and I were friends for several years before we dated. We knew this girl from high school who we used to see around. She was always drunk, had a criminal for a boyfriend....you get the picture. Well, the boyfriend got her pregnant and started to beat her up regularly. Steve, my husband, lived in town with a bunch of guys, students, sharing a house. Well, she would show up on his doorstep in the middle of the night, beaten up, black eyes, swollen lip, and pregnant out to there. And he would let her sleep on the couch, hide out from him, and then she'd go right back to him. When it came time for Sean to be born, Steve worried about a helpless baby with HER for a mom, so he used to go check on Sean, when he was bigger he would take him out for ice cream or to the baseball game....Anyway, when Steve and I started dating, I knew about the whole situation. About that time, Sean and his mom showed up again with no place to go, and Steve took him in. When we got married, Sean and his Mom came to live with us. Eventually, we had to throw her out, but she left Sean with us, and visited on weekends. So for the next few years, Sean would go back to live with his mom until she went to jail, or gotthrown into rehab, or whatever, and then he would live with us, sometimes a few months, twice for a couple of years. Finally, when he was ready for high school, he asked if he could come here to live permanantly. (This happened during my initial cancer diagnosis and treatment.) His mom agreed to it, his dad gave permission from state prison, and a judge gave us full legal guardianship and custody.
Sean is a really special kid.....he's been through so much. Now,(just recently) he looks and acts so much like a man, I get weepy when I see him all dressed up for church or a date. On Mother's day he told me I was his real Mom.
Sorry to get so sappy telling this story, but I took a lot of heat for taking him in....like I was slighting my other 3 kids....but I'm trying to teach them a bigger lesson, you know?
Oh, well. Thanks, Boo for asking about Sean.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39077: Sure we all need to meet at the lake camping in 2 weeks we will have all the toys up there..pontoon,camper,both jet skis,and run about sea ray boat...4 days worth...may stay 5 if can get the site for another day...The Defiant ones movie coming on at 3...looks like an old convict movie......kids and I are gona get the camper out tomorrow and get it stocked up...have not took this one out just got it ablut 2 months ago...sold my other one...I have a banjo i [think] i can play and the later it gets around the camp fire i think it sounds better but other people say naw....SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39078: Great story Millie...sounds like you are a good mom to all...SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39079: Whew! It's after 3 and again, I'm up, wide awake, but bone tired. Gonna try to lie down again.....Goodnight!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39080: It's 5am and I'm on the prowl for lemon meringue pie. Anytime is the right time for lemon meringue.

from Poor Horatio

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39081: No Horatio but I got a big breakfast! menu:3 eggs your way,hashbrowns with cheese,grits with butter,pork chops,center cut country ham,hand pattyed jimmy dean sausage,bisquits and milk gravy,red eye gravy,toast,apple butter,jelly,bacon,french toast sticks with flap jacks and maple syurp,Oj,coffee and sweet milk and a tear from my roll of paper towels!!..loosen your pj"s and lets eat!...about done here at work till thursday..gona work around the house and set the camper up and get it ready today...God Bless all...SPOT the" talking dog" of this here porch..lights are ON!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39082: Morning porch people. Time to wake up. SPOT has cooked a huge breakfast that should hold us for days and days. Hey SPOT, how many does your camper hold. Maybe we can all come to GA!! Got a busy day here at work so better get to it. You guys have a good day. Millie, I am in Northeast Tennessee, I actually live in a little town called Mt.Carmel but am very close to Kingsport, just up in the corner of the state, not too far from Bristol where Mavis lives. Big Maude

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39083: Mornin' Porchsters!!! How are ya'll this mornin'??? Barnwannabe

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39084: Thank's Boo , The Cobbler sound's great!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39085: Good morning, everyone! Millie, I sat here reading Sean's story with tears in my eyes. That poor kid! It breaks my heart to think of how many kids are out there with similar stories, but without the blessing of someone like you and your husband in their life. There's no telling what would have happened to him without your intervention. God will bless you for it, and from your comments, I think He already has. After all, you have Sean! And yes, I hear what you're saying about the bigger lesson, and your kids will "get it", don't worry.

Well, gotta run. Much to do today, and have to work tonight and tomorrow night. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

P.S. I'm in North Texas, between Dallas and Ft. Worth.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39086: Millie, That is a great story. I agree, God will bless you greatly for what you did. If only there were more people like you and your husband. Well, I better go. Oh, and Warren, you've really never had peach cobbler??? WOW!!!


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39087: Millie, That is a great story. I agree, God will bless you greatly for what you did. If only there were more people like you and your husband. Well, I better go. Oh, and Warren, you've really never had peach cobbler??? WOW!!!


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39088: Hey Barnwannabe, Im not in touch with the Food world O.K.! I might have had Peach Pie somewhere but never Peach Cobbler! Sorry if that sounded mean , I wasnt trying to be!

Man , I have got to start cooking!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39089: To Millie, Msg 39076, that was a tender and emotional story relating about Sean's early years. Once again, I reiterate, why is it so easy to give birth but so difficult to become good parents?

Hey Romeena Msg 39085, you must not be too far from Grapevine. I used to visit there when my sister lived there in the late 80's and early 90's.

from Poor Horatio