June 12, 2006 - Msg 39090: Oh, my. I just got home from my rent house, the one that is now vacant. It's heartbreaking. The inside of the house is okay, no problems there, except for the back door. The outside is going to need some repair, but it's normal age and deterioration. She's not responsible for that.

The yard, however, is something else. There is a sprinkler system. There is no excuse for not watering. She didn't water. The lawn no longer exists. The front isn't too bad, apparently she did water there, at least a little. The back, however, is nothing but hard-packed dirt and ragweed. My mother's prize roses are nearly dead, and there is no grass. The lease specified that the yard be maintained properly and watered regularly. There are huge craters dug everywhere. I learned from a neighbor that she had three big dogs back there, and that's probably why she didn't water, because they'd be all muddy. The beautiful solid wooden back door, with its leaded-glass panels, has been dug and clawed until it's almost worn through in places, if you can imagine. The window screens on the back of the house are shredded. I know the dogs were in the house as well, because the inside of that back door is clawed and dug up also. Now get this - her lease specified absolutely no dogs. She had two cats, with lease permission, but she was to have no dogs. Why do landlords specify no dogs? Because what happened to my house is what always happens. It's going to cost me about $300 to replace the door, and probably $800-$1000 to get the yard back in shape. We'll have to haul in dirt and compost, have a crew pulling weeds, repair the sprinklers where the dogs chewed the heads off, and replant grass. She had a $1400 deposit, and I will be fair, but it looks like she'll get very little of it back, if any. I really hate this. I know she moved because she had lost her job, but that's not my fault. The back yard is not very big, I think what she spent on dog food for three pony-sized dogs would have more than paid for the water to keep it green. Grrrrrr!

OK, sorry, but I had to vent somewhere. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39091: Oh, dear. I hate to sweep with all that griping and moaning going on. Sorry, folks. --Romeena

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39092: romeena- great sweep/ i know what you mean about renting places. you can't afford to let it stand empty and pay taxes. it is a sad that the folks of today have so little requards to things. when we grew up it was your name and reputation that was on the line and your familys past and present so people never borrowed a shovel without cleaning and oiling and sharpening it. times have changed. i'll read archieves later. prayers for everyone. buckeye

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39093: Good sweep, Ro. That's tough about your rental house. Since she was in clear violation of the lease, I would not feel bad about keeping the deposit.
Soup today is Cream of Broccoli with Cheddar, and Peach Cobbler for dessert, $3.25.
More later, gotta fix my family some supper before I go back to work.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39094: BTW, thanks for all the nice things y'all said about the Sean story. It's comforting to have reassurance from friends.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39095: Romeena, landlords here in Canada aren't so lucky. The last month's deposit is strictly to pay the last month's rent. It can't be used as a security deposit for repairs or cleanup. Us landlords have to sue in small claims court for that.

from Poor Horatio

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39096: I'll take a bowl fo that soup Millie - sounds delish! And you are Sean's real mom - what a wonderful testimony that is!

So sorry Ro about your rental house. Had a similar situation with my aunt's house. What a mess -

Still breaking goats to lead. . .you can lead a goat to water but can't make him drink!


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39097: Gosh, Poor Horatio, can't you collect a damage deposit? We do the first and last month rent thing, too, but in addition we have a damage deposit, which we can withhold if we think it's merited. If the renter disputes, it's up to them to pursue getting it back. However, the way my realtor handles things, they don't have much to complain about - he gets before and after pictures. We can prove the default, no problem. I'm sure she knows it, and won't be too surprised. She knew she wasn't supposed to have the dogs, and she knows how much damage they did, unless she's blind. My big concern now is getting it fixed up and leased again. I'm losing $1800/month while it's empty. Believe me, I'm feeling that!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39098: homemaker- this time of year your real busy with goats, i know. ride them instead of walking and leading them. millie, great meals you have, be patient in the hard times and the lord will reward you and your talents. supper at poor horatio's, can we have a great canadian favorites on the menue? every time gas prises go up, i just fill the tank with col harveys exlixar and it fires right up. prayers for the rest of the porchsters that hasn't signed in today. just buckeye passing thru

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39099: june 12th- happy 76th birthday to jim neighbors. g-o-l-l-y 76 today. thanks goober for the laughs. buckeye

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39100: To buckeye Msg 39098, since the supper is on me, I'll get the barbecue going on the deck. I'm serving food with a Canadian theme:
- barbecued orange beef
- maple lemon chicken wings
- rosemary smoked potatoes
- cranberry maple barbecue sauce
- garden salad
- Tim Horton's coffee
- soy milk
- soda

from Poor Horatio

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39101: That cranberry maple barbecue sauce sound's good Poor Horaito!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39102: So does that barbecued orange beef Warrem mmm & top all that off with Millie's peach cobbler...mm-MMM some KINDA good! Make you want to slap yer granny! Ro Hope it won't take too long for you to get your house fixed up, funny, when I was reading all that, I was thinking, how terrible, but when I read about your Mom's roses, it made me want to cry. Those can't be replaced like the door can. Hope they make it through. Barnwannabe you going to Millie's for dessert tonight? Bet she'd hide you a bowl of cobbler somewhere's for you to try. I'll be back in a few with my list of things for ya'll to help me on.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39103: Esp. for Barnwannabe Not actually cobbler, but this is even better, I think.

Peach Dumplins

Dumplings are spooned onto boiling peaches in syrup.

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups hot water
2 to 3 cups fresh sliced peaches, or frozen thawed
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar, optional
1/2 milk or cream, more or less
cinnamon sugar, optional
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, and hot water. Add peaches and bring to a boil. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 tablespoon of sugar, if using; stir in milk or cream to form a stiff batter. Drop large spoonfuls of batter onto the boiling fruit. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes. Spoon out dumplings and fruit into bowl. If desired, sprinkle with a little cinnamon sugar and serve with cream or ice cream. Serves 4 to 6.


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39104:
How about some of that good canadian bacon, PH?
Ro, the joys of being a landlord! Hope you get it all worked out.
All goes well here, only 108 today. At last, a cool spell! haha
Goin' to buckeye's to run thru the sprinkler.
Anyone do that as kids?
Have a good evening. Will check archive later,
PS: I asked the Lord for a confirmation about my new job. Well, I found out it is owned by MDC Holding Co. No Joke! Aint the Lord got a sense of humor?! ha! Thanks Jesus!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39105: Mavis , I think it was me who was wondering about Peach Cobbler but I will copy that yummy looking recipe down anyway's! What's your restraunt called Millie? If Im ever down by your area , I will be sure to stop by! Mavis , where do ya get your recipe's from?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39106: Oh and dous anyone watch or has watched "Bonanza"? I am exteremly frusterated! They release Big Valley and Rawhide , BUT STILL NO BONANZA SEASON 1! Anyone know why?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39107: To MDC Msg 39104, I'm saving the Canadian bacon for the next time I'm hosting breakfast. Today I was hosting supper.

To Deputy Warren Msg 39101, here is the recipe for the cranberry maple barbecue sauce.

To Mavis Msg 39102, here is the recipe for the barbecued orange beef.

And to MDC Msg 39104, that was Most Definitely Considerate of the Lord to give you that Much Desirable Confirmation. Wow, this is getting spooky.

from Poor Horatio

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39108: Thanks Mavis!!! Barnwannabe

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39109: Home again, home again, jiggidy jig! What a day! I actually waited tables tonight.....Whew! It was a lot easier when I was younger-I've gotten a little rusty. Warren, my place is called Bogart's in Richmond, VA.....all porchsters will be treated like the kings and queens they are.....

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39110: GOOD SWEEP ROMEEN A...got to read the mail...SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39111: Thank's Millie and thank's Poor Haraito for The Cranberry Maple Barbecue sauce. It sound's tasty! Did you enjoy yours?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39112: Millie you are a super Lady...SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39113: Whoops! The post befour that was from ,

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39114: hi all .
love tom.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39115: Thanks, Spot.....I'm blushing.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39116: Hey, Tom! Where ya been?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39117: HEY WARREN......Look I have some cideer thats turned.....Millie?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39118: Who was that?


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39119: What I dont get it? I refering to Post 39117. To bad the Oilers lost.


June 12, 2006 - Msg 39120: Millie You an warren best be have.......SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39121: Oh, I'm so confused.....

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39122: I'm too tuckered to make pies tonight. Just gonna rock awhile and hit the hay.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39123: my cell; phone has un limited..........weekends as all .......porca call........770/555/1322...well gang ya got it I will be ur all nigh.....SPOT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39124: Hey Millie?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39125: Warren, did you check out my friend's site,"The Revenge of Warren Ferguson"? It's a hoot!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39126: Looking through the Archive's and it looks like Mavis is one of the only origanals going back to 2001. How long you been here on the Porch Mavis?

I plan to stick around longer then the real Warren stuck around in Mayberry!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39127: Yes?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39128: thats 770/355/1322...........im here

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39129: Yeah, the old 555 phone number trick, huh, spot?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39130: Yeah Millie , He really put everything to do with Warren in their!
I have it bookmarked on my computer!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39131: Well Mill this would be the first.....call my # 770-248701...will be so to talk.....

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39132: Spot, I think maybe your collar's too tight....cuttin' off the blood to your head....you ok?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39133: THATS 770-4248701............YALL CALL

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39134: What? who's that? Big freeze?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39135: Call me COLECTT

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39136: Now I know that's not spot, right?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39137: its SPtS # ...............on the web site............

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39138: welll phone rnng?...7704248707

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39139: Warren, he is a she.....that site's owner.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39140: weel Ok

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39141: I don't think I'd call that number. That's a little strange looking. -- Floyd

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39142: Millie I read that Spot is off until Thurs, so that's not him, Big Freeze I say. Warren been on this porch since it started, but I started on the original porch in 98 or 99? Can't remember now, Romeena was there before I was. And if you say something about spring chickens....LOL
Night Porch
Oh, gonna email Floyd about the interloper. I think he is going to have to hire Asa to keep up with the rounds.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39143:
dad burn it! fixed?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39144: Thanks, Floyd. I thought I was in the twilight zone...

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39145:

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39146: good grief!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39147: Me & my clumsy fingers tonight, you'd never know I make my living with those fingers.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39148: Hey, Mavis! How ya doin'?

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39149: I was watching and I did my best to take care of this one. Big Freeze Time. -- Floyd

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39150: Night to all. -- Floyd

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39151: Floyd, you're a good guy to have around. Thanks.

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39152: Night all!!! Barnwannabe!!!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39153: Goodnight, Porch!

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39154: Night John Boy! Sorry couldn't resist that one. teehee

June 12, 2006 - Msg 39155: Goodnight, Mavis!

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39156: Hope you can sleep Millie. Thanks for sharing your story about Sean with us (we both have a Sean, we are the same age, we both have a 4 yr old daughter!). I am glad Sean is with you and your husband. You are awesome people.

So sorry about your house, RO. I can't understand why people let dogs destroy their own property, let alone someone else's property. It makes me mad that you are having to deal with it.

Really neat about the job conformation, MDC.

I am pooped tonight. It has been a busy day. Lots of housework, grocery shopping, etc. I washed the sheets on the bed and can't wait to climb in so I will say goodnight. Sweet dreams!


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39157: Morning dears.
Been busy as a cows tail in fly season here. How's everyone?

Boo, I first read your post and I thought you said you pooped tonight and I wondered why is she telling us that!? Mercy sakes, I should not try to read so fast so early in the morning.

Romeena, I saw your wedding pics. Your Husband is a very handsome feller (if a guy can say that about another guy) I think you are both lucky.:)

I agree with Floyd about that telephone number. I think it's a Mt. Pilot number.

Best get off to work. Lots to do today.


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39158: good morning honeys and dears--- sounds like i missed all the fun stuff last night. we had a spot want to be? jim neighbors turned 76 june 12th. doesn't seem possible. millie hope you got some rest. asa- don't work to hard. mavis, how's your week looking? boo- i hope you got to sleep in today cause it's not good to have our boo overworked but i agree climbing in bed with fresh sheets is great, good morning folks. like most folks i have a busy 3 weeks ahead of me. since eveyone is busy breakfast on me at the donut shop. buckeye

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39159: supper at warrens tonight. big maude can you catch lunch? thanks buckeye

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39160: i know big maude the way i typed the above i could hear you saying, sure i can catch lunch who is throwing it. i must have drank to much elixar. buckeye

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39161: Mornin' Buckeye. I slept like a baby last night, thanks. Those clean sheets (misted with Lavender) were great after a warm shower! Do you folks get the idea that I am a bit obsessed with my bedtime routine?

HA! ASA you are so funny. Please read more carefully, you might miss something good, and don't worry, I'm not in the habit of reporting such things. How's the toolbelt?

What exciting things are planned for everyone today? Just the usual for me. My dear old dad is planning to go out of town for a few days to visit his brother in Waco but he was throwing up last night, so I don't know how he is going to feel today. I am telling you, it is the hardest thing to watch him grow older because it seems that he has so much pain and just feels bad almost all the time, poor thing. Now he has some kind of a skin condition that he has been to the dermatologist for several times and they don't seem to be able to do anything so he just itches all the time. He wanted to go out to the beach and swim in the salt water yesterday so I took him and the kids. It seemed to help for a little while. Anyway, its such a hard thing to see your big, strong Daddy getting weaker each day. I'm glad I'm here to help.

Hope ya'll have great summer's day!


PS-Did Lucy go out of town? We haven't heard from her in awhile.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39162: Morning Porch! Got lots to do today, so only got a minute to rock, someone pass the coffee please. Hey Asa I went back after Warren's post & read through some of the archives, just remembering things we have all be through together, now how come we don't have a softball team getting together this year? Are the uniforms mildewed or something? Now some things for ya'll to contemplate & offer some advice for me...I am trying to come up with new things in my business, kind of new marketing ideas. I am wanting to do something for referrals, to show my clients how much I appreciate them. Not many groomers do this, but it makes for good business I think. I am going to offer a $25.00 gift card to the local pet store for the one that refers the most, or should I have a drawing for it? Kinda like whoever refers someone the name goes in a bucket & I pick one out. Which would be best, reward the one that sends the most or draw from all the names? Next, I want to send a "press release" to the newspaper, but thought of some kind of contest for new folks, a local hairdresser is doing 3 free makeovers to first time clients, they have to send in a letter saying why they should get the makeover. I'd love to do something like that, but am having trouble "working out the kinks" Any suggestions?
Now, I have others, but I'll run those by you later. Thanks in advance. And MDC I forgot to tell you congrats on the job. Best go get my face on.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39163: make that BEEN through, not be through.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39164: Morning Porch.


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39165: Morning Warren!

Mavis, how about offering a, "makeover" for dogs...something similar to what the hairdresser is doing. It could be really cute, like do a "before" and "after" picture of a dog/dogs for the newspaper add. I think folks would get a kick out of it. How about a dog beauty pageant? If you have an annual local festival like we do here, you could sponsor a doggie beauty pageant (we have weinie dog races here). It might bring alot of attention to your business and you know how people like to show off their dogs! I can hear it now, "Now, our sponsor Mavis' Dog Grooming (sorry I forgot the name of your business) brings you the first annual Beautiful Poochie Contest!" The winner could get a gift certificate to the pet store or free grooming? As far as those who refer, how about buying a collection of dog toys or decorative collars and when someone makes a referral, send them a thank you card with a gift certificate for Fido for his choice of dog toy or collar at his next grooming? Just a thought. I think folks would appreciate it and it could be done without a lot of expense on your part. Feel free to shoot down my ideas, you won't hurt my feelings (sniff..honk!).


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39166: Ha ha, Asa, you're a pistol. Of course, your pistol needs a little work and there is mold on your bullets, but that goes without saying. ;)

Thanks for asking about the house, MDC. The girl who looked at the house once before looked at it again with her dad, and he liked it. The realtor said they were going to write an offer today. I just hope it is high enough. Thanks for the prayers!

-Sterling Holobyte

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39167: just slipping through. great seeing you sterling, missed you. mavis maybe you could give 4 free movie ticket gift cards, try and get other buisness and chamber to do a gift basket, 25 dollar gas gift card. but be sure thepaper says$25.00 and not $200 or you'll be like goobers giveaway. a gift card for groceries or one for a family resturant. buckeye

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39168: Afternoon Porch,
I've missed y'all. Life has been insanely busy. I'd sit down to type and either the phone would ring, hubby need work done, or Bryson was calling me. Hubby made it home late Sunday night safe and sound, thank the Lord. Bryson's at VBS Xtra so I have a few minutes while the washer's going. I'll read the archives in a bit.
Boo- When we were talking about regrets you mentioned one of my greatests, Nathaniel, my 34 wk stillborn son. Yes, I feel completely guilty over his loss. I have a blood disorder and am either on coumadin or lovenox (when pregnant). Everything was going perfectly until around the 30 week. I noticed some decline in his movements. I told the perinatologist and they did weekly ultrasounds just checking if he had a heartbeat and brain activity. They didn't measure him. I called the doctor on Sunday saying that I hadn't felt him hardly at all that day. I was scheduled for an ultrasound on Tuesday so they told me to come in then. Inside I knew that was wrong, but they were the doctors. When I got there they told me he had died. The autopsy showed a blood clot in the placenta, that if they were measuring they would have seen. He was small compared to Bryson, who was 36 wks. So, I have to say I regret it, but I'm consistently being told that I did nothing wrong. It was the doctor's fault (and I agree), but as a mother I should've done something. I don't really dwell on him or my other losses (Taylor should be born on Friday), but I do regret. Thank you all for saying its okay to regret, but then give it to God and move on. I love y'all so much!
Well, house work calls. Its cloudy, a bit rainy, and chilly for June. Millie- Everything sounds yummy!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39169: Good afternonn- been a busy day. . .we have a funeral calling to go to tonite and the funeral tomorrow. My husband's uncle passed away suddenly. He was kind of near our age (56). He was gathering firewood at his daughter's campsite and just died. He would have wanted to go that way - quickly, quietly and in the woods. He was a Vietnam vet that was really messed up. . .he went to the woods alot to be alone.

Talk to ya'll in a couple of days. . .


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39170: Afternoon all. Sure Buckeye, I can catch lunch. make sure you throw it really hard though. :)
I will be happy to do lunch,, what about ham or turkey sandwiches, potato salad, and chocolate chip cookies (warm from the oven) and lemonade to drink. we can even meet at the park for a pinic. Don't be late. Busy at work so if I am gonna make cookies I'd better get busy. Big Maude

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39171: Good lunch Maude. Them warm cookies hit the spot! Not our dog either.

Homemaker, so sorry about your husbands Uncle. Prayers for you all.

Boo, sorry about that mis read. My tool belt is doing good. ;)

Sterling, hope the house sells for you this time. Real estate around here is going crazy. It's a sellers market for sure.

Hang in there Lucy.

Mavis,let me do some studying on your thoughts about your business. I'll ask mt sister in law. She is in much the same work as you.


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39172: homemaker, sorry about your uncle, most war vets have to be by themselves a lot to relax and regroup. lucy, i found prayer and county christain music revives me. asa- which episode had two events,1. another actor played floyd and it was the last episode mayor pike played in? big maude, lunch was great as always, thanks. mavis besides the ones i submitted how about a working vacatio at homemakers goat emporium? or learning landscapping and home improvements at romeena;s? or how to become a chef at millie's? where is the rest of the porch? buckeye

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39173: How are ya'll today??? Sorry to be getting in touch so late. Hey Warren, why did you pick Warren instead of Barney??? I mean I'm glad you did, now I can use it, I was just wandering. Attn. All, I am trying to find a 1962, or 1963 Ford custom to make a replica TAGS squad car. Not a Galaxie, a Custom. Does anyone know where I can get one??? I've looked on the internet, and can't find wjat I want. It needs to be a 4 door hardtop. Let me know. Barnwannabe

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39174: Barnwannabe, there is actually a website called Mayberry Squad Car- all folks making Tags squadcar replicas....check it out!

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39175:
Hello porch family. Hope evryone is having a blessed day.

Big Maude...you mentioned you live in Mt. Carmel; well I was looking at my schedule and realized that I will be in Mt. Carmel this coming Sunday morning at the Mt. Carmel Free Will Baptist Church for the 10:00am service. I've never been there. We had a church that had to canceal this date for that morning so this church asked me if I would scheduled them in. I think it's a smaller church ; not sure but that doesn't matter.

I'll be checking back in later.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39176: Hello all, I am at the library...I would like to say how sorry I am...I had left the porch up on my comp and the kids were over last night and my 14 yr son was the culprit of the mails...he and my daughter say they were just being stupid ...my comp at home will not let me get on the porch...I have had trouble with him before about the internet...he has had a stern talking to..the # were his girlfriends cell...or at least one was..hope this clears things up...please tell Floyd....your friend, SPOT

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39177: Spot- Boys will be boys, as they say.
Thanks Asa & Buckeye!
Has anyone heard from Fungirl lately? She was having a rough time of it there for awhile.
Millie- You really seem to know alot about TAGS websites. That's great.
Homemaker- My condolences to you and your family.
Big Maude- Thanks for lunch!
Mavis- The porch has given you some wonderful ideas for your business. I have another idea about taking dog photos. There's always a line at Christmas time with animals and their owners getting pictures with Santa.
Hey to all! Since no one's offered, I'll do dinner. It'll be shrimp poppers or salmon, couscous, brocoli, salad, and strawberry cheesecake for dessert.
Blessings to you and yours,

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39178: Oh, I forgot to ask. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of gnats. The pest guy said they can't spray for them. I put ice and clorox down my kitchen drain, but they've infested my apartment. Its either those or ants in the summer, especially when there are other empty apartments around us. Thanks!
~lucy m.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39179: Gosh Maude, what a great opportunity to hear REV! Hope you can make it to that service.

So sorry about your husband's uncle, homemaker. Prayers for your family.

Also a prayer for Sterling concerning his house.

I have a prayer request today for all you wonderful prayer warriors. We have some friends that go to our church who are about 50. Well, Linda has had 2 lung transplants and is having alot of trouble now for about a year since the last one. It has been a real ordeal for the family and now she is in ICU. I don't know how bad it is yet. Please pray for Linda and her husband, Keith. Thanks.

Lucy, how heartbreaking. I can't even imagine how that must be for you but I think I might feel like you do in the same situation. Wish there was something I could say to help. I will continue to pray and just listen anytime you want to talk about it. I'm just curious, though, when you called the doctor on Sunday because the baby wasn't moving much, was it your regular doctor or someone on call for him? It does seem unusual that they would not tell you to come in to be evaluated right then. When I worked in the Labor Unit, we always told ladies to come in if they had decreased fetal movement so we could evaluate the heart rate, activity and usually do a sono. I don't know if Ro has always done the same but it was standard practice at my hospital. It sounds like poor judgment on the doctor's part. I can remember a situation 10 years ago that still hurts when I think of it. I had a patient who was pregnant and very near her due date. She had some high blood pressure so we had her in the hospital. Well, the fetal heart rate was doing some "funny" things. Nothing textbook or ominous but I had enough experience to know something wasn't quite right so I reported it to the doc. It was during the night shift and the baby wasn't in fetal distress but I nearly sat on top of that woman all night to make sure nothing happened to that baby. This was on a Friday night and the woman was to be discharged on Saturday morning and scheduled to come in for a c-section Monday morning. I told her doctor that he should not dismiss her but should go ahead and do the c-section Saturday morning because something wasn't right. The next morning when I was giving report to the on-coming shift I told them to hold her breakfast because I was sure that when the doc came in that morning and saw the fetal heart recordings he would do a c-section and that they should discourage him from sending her home, if he suggested it. I felt every confindence that he would keep her. I was off for the next three days and when I came back on Tuesday, I heard that the doc had sent the woman home on Saturday morning and when she came back on Monday for the c-section her baby was dead. I felt like someone literally hit me in the stomach. I couldn't believe it. I was so sick about it and went to by bosses and told them about what had happened, and to the doctor but I don't think anyone ever did anything. They said it was just a judgement call. I felt betrayed by the doctor and the nurses I reported off to and I was horrified for that poor family. Sometimes life is very unfair.

Better go get a shower. We are going to see the architect tonight to iron out the houseplans.


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39180: Hey Barnwannabe , I chose Warren for two reason's. One is I think Warren is highly unappreciated and two is I dont feel it's right to choose Barney or Andy. You just dont walk into the porch and say "Hey im going to be Barney Fife or Andy Taylor". However I am fine with someone being Barnwannabe or someting like that!

Evan if someone was Barney I wouldnt not talk to them!

Out of curiosity dous anyone watch anything besides TAGS?
The Munsters? Gilligans Island? Bonanza? Time Tunnel? Lost In Space? Anything?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39181: Afternoon, everybody! Just passin' through on my way to work. Spot, we knew that wasn't you messing with those phone numbers. Not your style. And just why won't your computer at home go to the porch? I'd slap it upside the head if I were you. If it's a security thing with the kids, there are passwords to even log onto a computer, at least mine has that feature. Kids! What won't they think of next?

Warren, I agree about holding the names of Andy and Barney as off limits. It just seems like the respectful thing to do. As for watching other shows, I watch a lot of the stuff TVLand runs. Love the Munsters, ol' Gilligan, the Hillbillies, Addams Family (Gomez and Morticia were hilarious), Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, all the funny old stuff. Not much on A-Team and the like, but to each his/her own. I'd love to see the old "Lost In Space" again. "Danger, Will Robinson! Warning! Warning!" Just too funny!

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

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39182: Yes, I like "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza" too. --Romeena

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39183: That's cool Romeena!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39184: I dont get TV Land in Canada , but fortunatly most show's are on D.V.D. or are being relesed.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39185: That is okay, Warren. I didn't think about it that way, but now I agree. The reason that I chose Barnwannabe is because NOBODY is as funny, or as good at facial expressions as the real Barney. Oh, and Thanks Millie for giving me that web-site, I really appreciate it. I watch Hillbillies, The Munsters, any of the Law&Order series, and sometimes Golden Girls, but not much, just watch Golden Girls when I'm surfing channels, and nothing is on. I still think that TAGS is the best!!!


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39186: I understand Barnwannabe. Sorry if it sounded like I was being mean to you! I agree , TAGS is and allway's be the best T.V. series. Well at least thats my opinion but Im sure their are Tons who agree!

Do you build cars or models Barnwannabe?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39187: Hey Warren Gunsmoke & Bonanza are always on my watch list! I love the westerns, most girls don't, but I do. I like Dick Van Dyke & Lucy too, oh & don't forget The Waltons & Little House.
Thanks for all your suggestions, I am going to do a referral thing, but couldn't decide if I should give the big prize to the one that refers the most, or just have a drawing. Being mobile, it's hard to do pics like the Santa ones. I do take picks of all the dogs I groom & put them on my website (which needs updating by the way) but haven't done any like Santa. Thanks for the suggestions.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39188: Evening, porch! Lucy, prayers for you, bless your heart. Mavis, how about if a client gives you a referal, give them a discount on their next grooming.....just a thought. Warren, I love Gunsmoke...my favorite character is Dirty Sally.
I also like any classic old sitcoms...I wish Nick and TVland would change up more.
I'm making chocolate chess pies tonight....anybody want a piece?

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39189: I think maybe the reason Spot can't post could be that Floyd was trying to block the interloper....?

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39190: Well Im going to watch an episode of "Wild Wild West". It's pretty new on D.V.D. and Im on Episode 3. Other season's Im currently watching are "The Time Tunnel" volume two and "The Big Valley" season 1. My favorite right now is probally "The Big Valley". Im also watching "The Rat Patrol" season 1 which has been out for awile , but Im only on episode 17 beacause when TAGS season six came out , I was watching that straight through for awile!

I'll try to get back to the Porch again tonight!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39191:
Wow, I finally got caught up! ha
HMaker- sorry about your family loss. I will remember him when I put out the flag for FLAG DAY tomorrow. My two nephews have returned for 2nd tours in Iraq, so would appreciate prayers.
Poor Horatio-You are a Master Deciphering Conasseur (sp?) HA!
Warren, I forgot all about Time Tunnel! How about Land of the Giants? If you like westerns, Buckeye and I also post at
It is mostly rifleman info, but posts are on anything western. Buckeye is buckeye there and I am Wyatt Earp, if interested.
Luccy -prayers for you for sure! God bless ya.
BOO-Remember last year when I had the Elvis impersonator show up at my wife's work? It was very well done. She loved it! Maybe I'll send a pix to Romeena for the album.
Just think, that 96 year old you mentioned saw air travel go from crude balloons to rocketships, and land travel from horse buggies to Caddys! Amazing!
OK, quotes from "THe New Doctor" I watched last night.
Andy: Barney, if you keep runnin' that siren, I'm gonna take it off the car!"
Barn: Well, it let's people know that we're open for business!"
ALSO, I didnt know Mayberry had so many doctors, Barn mentions, Doc Carothers, Green, McKensie, and the new one Dr Benson. And there was also Doc Andrews. (Who was the one played by William Christopher of mash?)
Good evening all
"Two young people lost in a world of pills"
"2 and 2 makes 4"

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39192: Millie, I think I could handle a slice of that pie. You got some Whipping cream you can put on her?


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39193: Millie, I remember when Nick At Night used to show really old shows like The Donna Reed Show, The Life Of Riley, Father Knows Best, Burns and Allen, and The Patty Duke Show. Anyone else remember that? Now the show programs that are fairly new, like RoseAnne (yuck) and The Cosby Show.

I like to watch Green Acres sometimes and Leave It To Beaver but that's about it besides TAGS.

Warren, I can remember watching Wild Wild West when it was originally on. I was a little girl but had a giant crush on Robert Conrad (West). He was so handsome! I also had a crush on The Lone Ranger and the guy who pumped gas down at the Texaco station.

Well, went over the changes we wanted on the houseplans so hopefully, we will not have to do it again. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel now!


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39194: Oh, hi MDC. For some reason I didn't remember the Elvis Impersonator last year. Cute. How are you going to top that this year?


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39195: Cars Warren. Barnwannabe


June 13, 2006 - Msg 39197:
Cool, Barnwannabe, glad to help.
Also, I hear several of us are Bonanza fans. There's this terrific site, Bonanzaworld, which also has a link to my other favorite TAGS forum.If any of you stop by, I'm Fungirl over there.
Pies look yummy.....last call for chocolate chess pie!

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39198: I love the Rifleman MDC ! I will cheak that out along with the Bonanzaworld site Millie! Thanks!

Deputy Warren Ferguson Sighning off for the night.

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39199: Boo Msg 39193, in addition to those shows you listed, I recall watching such shows as Our Miss Brooks, My Little Margie, Love That Bob, Car 54 Where Are You, You Bet Your Life, The Ann Southern Show, Father Knows Best, and Dobbie Gillis, about fifteen or twenty years ago on a cable channel. I think it was one of those early christian channels.

To MDC Msg 39191, I'm glad you appreciated my MDC humor.

from Poor Horatio

June 13, 2006 - Msg 39200:
Howdy everyone.

Spot...isn't it fun being a parent of teenagers..haha

Boo...Linda and Keith will surely be in my prayers.

Warren...Of course TAGS is #1 but I really like watching Sanford & Son also.

I better get to bed...You all have a great nights sleep and remember that Jesus loves you!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39201: boo- lord you are the great healer , please put your hand on linda and her family and comfort them and let your will be done, amen. rev- glad your back. how about the red skelton show, the original twlight zone? going to order a cd from you soon. poor haratio, how about dobie gillis, the other ones mentioned in rev's. millie, looks like i was a snoozin and lost out on last pie call last night. deputy warren fergusion, say hello to uncle floyd. breakfast on barnwarrenabe today. mdc- prayers you get some relief from that heat. prayers for your nephews. thanks for reminding everyone today is flag day, also the anniversary of the army. the old flag song by merle haggard, she's old, thread bear and seen us thru times that looked bleak. and with gods help old glory will fly till our lord returns. barnwannabe- the reason noone takes barney or floyd is our dear floyd is a floyd impersonater, and david browning does barney so noone except them uses the name. asa- thanks for keeping our pies going, i forgot about my bed time snack. buckeye

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39202: just saw where congress gave themselves a $3,300 cost of livingraise over whelmingly approved. strange twist now there debating about raising the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.10 an hour and most congress is saying we just can't afford it as a country. there average salary now is $186,000.00 a year now and in session an average of 100 days a year. tough job but i quess someone has to do it. ha. remember it is better to laugh than cry. buckeye

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39203: Morning porchters

Boo, Linda and Keith are in my prayers for sure. I do pray she will recover.

Buckeye, I agree, laughing is better than crying. Congress is causing me to do a lot of both.

TAGS will always be my favorite, but I enjoy Leave it to Beaver, Dragnet, Adam 12, Bonanza and Twilight Zone. And I love the old Perry Mason shows too.

Barnwannabe, you were talking about Barney's facial features. My Daughter and I were talking about that yesterday. Barney could make me laugh with just his expressions more than anyone else. In the What's your hurry episode where Barney is in church and starts to doze off. Just the look on his face is hysterical as he is fighting off sleep.

Boo, I'll be wearing a tool belt all day today, working out of a bucket truck about 30 feet in the air. Also will be wearing a safety harness with a lanyard they require us to wear. With all that stuff hanging off me it sure is hard to get anything done, but boy I sure look good.:)


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39204: Hey Spot, you should be okay now. --Floyd

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39205: mayberry trivia- name the show where another actor played floyd and it was mayor pike's last show. i was opening a small can of oranges and the lid made me think of as a kid we would put a tin lid over a hole in the floor or corn cribs. funny how everyday activites bring back the memories of a time gone bye. buckeye

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39206: Morning Porch family, hope everyone is up at ready to face the day. Looks like the porch was
busy busy yesterday. Rev, you will be in my neck of the woods on Sunday,but I am not sure where Mt.Carmel Freewill Baptist is located. I checked the phone book and best I call tell it is actually near Rogersville. maybe you can let me know the address. Asa, be careful up there.
Hey Spot, breakfast at Shoney's?? Big Maude

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39207: Morning Porch. I agree Asa and Barnwannabe , Barney could make you laugh with just his facial expressions! However I think he is funnier with his body movements. The way he walks , and that Barney Fife signiture swagger with his moves. Funny man!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39208: Buckeye , I cant remember the other Floyd , but I certaintly remember Mayor Pyke! I always liked him! Buckeye would you , well if you can , tell me the episode with the first Floyd? I would like to watch it again!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39209:
Morning Porch

Been busy lately but I had to stop by quick to say hey. Wait for it, wait for it.....Hey!

Romeena-I did have time to read your post at the top of the page. That is just a shame. Please do not feel guilty about being reimbursed, what's right is right.

God Bless & take care folks,

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39210: Thanks again Millie, and I agree on that Asa, My cousin and I were discussing that yesterday, she said that a blind person would have never liked Barney, because one of the most funny things about him is the facial expressions. How many of ya'll have your own chapter??? Barnwannabe

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39211: I love the expression on Barn's face when he is pretending to be talking to a girl on the phone to make Thelma Lou jealous and the phone rings! Hilarious!

Thank you for your prayers for Linda and Keith. I don't know Linda really well since alot of times she couldn't come to church but Keith is about the nicest, big ol' Texas boy you could meet. I know how much he needs your prayers. Just one more request if I may: A CPS worker called me today to tell me that she would be checking on the little boy who was being abused by his mom in the parking lot last wee. Please pray that God's will be done in that situation. Thanks!

ASA, you be careful up there! I don't know what a "lanyard" is but I'm sure I would like it. heehee. Will you look like Mr. McBeevee?

Hey auh2o, come by more often.

Wonder what ever happened to Salty Dog? I miss her.

Better go, I have a 4 year old trying very hard to get my attention.


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39212: Just back from lunch and stopping by for a rest before I go back to work. Hey Tom, good to see you. You guys have a good afternoon. Big Maude

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39213: Test

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39214: Hey Im back!...thanks Floyd...just a bad mix up but you sure do stay on top of things and we all thank you for it...hey Big Maude,boo,ro,asa,lucy,horaito,TOM,warren,auh20,Millie,possum....lunch today will be sub sandwiches with the works at sub way on me!...hey everyone else also......prayers....SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39215: I agree Boo. That Is My favorite episode. Barnwannabe

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39216: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39217: Buckeye, is it "The Manhunt"?

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39218: Shooo! Dusty on this porch!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39219: Hey! The Green River ordinance is enforced on this here porch feller!


June 14, 2006 - Msg 39220: You tell'm Asa!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39221: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39222: Asa, is he talkin' to you?lol

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39223: Is there a message going out here?...hey Asa,Mil......SPOT

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39224: Hey, Spot! Maybe it's directed at you!HA!

June 14, 2006 - Msg 39225: MESSAGE REMOVED
June 14, 2006 - Msg 39226: Floyd? I'll call the man.