June 20, 2006 - Msg 40099: Welp, another day has come and gone on this side of the Porch.

Good night to all.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40100: Nice sweep, Irishter!

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40101: BWB..Im also a old classic country fan ,Jones Haggard ,B.Anderson,Conway,Tammy,Dolly,Loretta
BUCKEYE ...Im not crazy about drifting ,but thats what dirt trackers do all the time ,early days of NASCAR on dirt took drifting and car control in the turns in order to go fast ,even saw some of it in the CARS movie last night

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40102: That was nice of IRISHTER to sweep before he turned in for the night. Thanks for the condolences on the rate increase, AFD and BWB. And to think, our gas works ain't even paved yet!

Well, I'm off to home, sweet home. Talk to y'all later.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40103: Everythings Okay...in Mayberry!

It's good to see a few days go by and see no trouble here on the porch. I'll tell y'all the truth...I read tooo slow. It takes me several minutes just to catch up from where I left off when I drop by the porch. :)

That's a good sign in that it means folks are enjoying their visiting.

Thanks to those of you who have enjoyed me being out and about here on the Porch of late. I certainly enjoy my visits! You folks are the salt of the earth.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40104: Hey porch! How's everyone on this fine sunny afternoon (well at least here it is)? Hi to me-they, Floyd, MAYBERRY DEPUTY, and night to irishster. To bad I won't get to talk to irishster because Im at work while she is posting and when I get back, she's off to bed!

Anyway's everyone have a fine supper and evening. Think Im going to pick up some Fish and Chips.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40105: Hey Floyd, I have been meaning to thank you also for all your work here, and all the other boards you deal with. Your a prince of a fella. And it has been nice seeing you post here a little more lately. Glad you have been porching with us.

Boo, did you make it to see Cars? Did you like it? The tractor tipping had me howling.

Spot, great vittles bud. I did save a little room to sneak over to Maude's and eat her meatloaf. She's a good cook too.

Warren, I think Irishter is a he, not a she. Unless he's snuck on here trying to bet on horse races dressed up as a girl.

Well think I'll go work on my ball of tin foil. What with my bongo playing and cymbal crashing, I have neglected it for a while. Shame on me.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40106: Alright yall everybody off the porch!..been running my preasure washer all day on boats 4-wheelers,jet skis,campers,house....so Im gona hit the porch with it to give it a good cleaning...watch out for over spray!...SPOT

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40107: Asa that spray knocked yer hat off....you aint fast enough!....SPOT

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40108: Well, Y'all missed something over at the Gigolo Club last night! Guess Barnwannabe and me were the only ones from the Porch that saw Asa's act. When that spotlight hit Asa and his mullet was all aglow and his bongos were a bongo-ing.. well, it was a sight to behold,I tell ya!
Oh, just so you'd know Warren,I'm possum under a rock,not *****SMILES*****. That's just something I do.I'm a cheerful,smiling possum! You can call me Smiles if you want to though-it's kinda nice!
Floyd,we enjoy your company. Don't stay on that hot back porch all by yourself, walking around without a shirt like a nekkid savage! Ha! Come sit a spell with us up front where it's shady & cool.
Well,guess I'd better go clean up around my rock. Y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40109: Make that a cheerful smiling SOAKING WET possum! Gee,thanks spot! Ha! Ha!

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40110: Just this quick comment, Mary Wiggins. Then I'll read the rest tomorrow when I get home from work. You, my dear, were snookered. Possibly "gypsied". That's how they work, and they can be very intimidating. Around here it used to be the local gypsy clan that would do that, more recently it's the people of Middle Eastern descent (headscarf and all) who do it. They descend on a garage sale, gather up everything they can carry, offer you a piddly sum and refuse to take "no" for an answer. If all else fails, they'll throw the little bill on a table and walk away, lugging your stuff, and just dare you to come after them. There are usually two or three thuggish-looking males in the car. Since that practice started, I've quit having garage sales. Instead of a sale, I call a charitable organization, give the stuff to them, get a receipt and fill in the amount I choose, to be used as a tax deduction. Much easier on the nerves. --Romeena

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40111: Hey Romeena, Spot and ****SMILES****! I think I prefer Smiles Possum under a rock. That o.k. with you and the porch?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40112:
Man, we are sweeping the porch more than the networks during ratings month! ha
Infact, I have to sweep thru, but will be back later!

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40113: Quiet on the porch right now. Where is everyone? Look's like Im haveing Chicken Souvelaki for dinner now. MMMM! I love that stuff!
What's everyone else haveing?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40114: Still Quiet!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40115: I'm here, Warren.....wranglin' kids, trying to get all 4 to bed....

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40116: Supper tonite - Spaghetti w/meatballs, salad, and garlic bread. For dessert we have oatmeal raisin cookies and vanilla ice cream....

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40117: Evening to all, Been busy since I came home from my day job at 5pm. I went to the grocery, 3 loads of laundy, cleaning carpet spots, ironing and running the vaccum. Sitting a minute before I go water the flowers. Husband should be home about 9:20 or so from work. looks like everyone is doing okay. Hey SPOT, can you run over here and pressure wash my walkway?? Good to hear from MDC and Asa.Hey to BWB, Deputy Ferguson, Floyd, Romeena, Me They, Boo, Possum and everyone else. Sure has been HOT here today and supposed to be hotter tomorrow. Where in the world is Mavis?? How are you doing Mavis? See you all later. Big Maude

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40118: Hey Millie and Big Maude! Millie, the oatmeal cookie's sound good!
Good question Big Muade. I wonder where Mavis is? I know Poor Horaito said he was doing some traveling or something. I wonder where R.E.V. is to. He's pretty busy so I guess it's tough for him to get to the porch very often!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40119: Well, I'm home!! Got home from work at 5pm went to teach the 6pm TKD class and got back home at 8pm..showered (Jan thanked me) and, in Barney's words, "Here I am!"

I tell y'all what....other stuff sure gets in the way of fun. haha.

I'm heading to Tuscaloosa, AL on Thursday to do a Back to Mayberry show as "Floyd." If you're in the area...here's the details:
June 23 and 24: Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Keith Thibodeaux (Johnny Paul Jason), and The VW Boys ("we're here to pick") have been announced as stars of the first Back to Mayberry festival to be held in Tuscaloosa and Northport, Ala. Tribute artists joining the stars for the two-day celebration include David "Mayberry Deputy" Browning, Allan "Floyd" Newsome, and Kenneth "Otis" Junkin. Others are expected to join the lineup.
If you'd like more info, head over to the Mayberry Event Calendar for this and other event news.

The above message brought to you by: Floyd's Barbershop in Mayberry, NC. We now return to our regular programing.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40120:
Hey Warren, if you would like to "meet" some of us "old timers" check us out at
That might help you get an idea of some fellow porchsters. And we do razz and kid around with each other sometimes.
What is Chicken Souvelaki if i may ask?
BOO- Dont forget the "B" in VBS! Bourbon and valium, I mean really! And what a dream! Ya better get off the melatonin! ha, just ribbin' ya.
Hey, you and Bruce might like The Lake House.
Buckeye- good to see you, where ya been?
The AZ fires are about 150 miles north of Phoenix, but all the timeber is very dry. Would appreciate your prayers for rain.
AUh20, you mentioned John Davidson, man I havent thought of him in ages. He did several sitcom like Love American Style.
Anyone remmber Cannon with William Conrad?
MARY! My goodness, good to see you again from up there in DE-troit!
Prayers continue for troops, nephews, KYgirl soldier son, Homemaakers relative solder etc. God bless em.
Have a great evening
Mre Darlin's Cuz (MDC)

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40121: Hey to the porch....been a while since I been here rockin. Guess what?? Last week I got some of the sweetest stuff around...BABY NECK SUGAR...spent some time with little Emma Grace...my newest niece..She is outta this world. And whoever said there is nothing like baby neck sugar, was SOOO right.

hugs to the porch....
fun girl

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40122: Hi fun girl.....that's the 'fountain of youth'.....baby sugar. Stop by more often, you have been missed!

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40123: The Ghetti was GREAT Mil......hey MDC,buckeye,[wet]possum...yoy and Asa should got out of the way!!..ha ha,...hey BWB,horatio,Floyd [of corse]...well let me get things shut down out side...back with a late night snask in just a bit ..prayers to all....DPOT

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40124: Spot....don't tell anybody, but there's a secret ingredient....ssshhhhhhhh!

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40125: Thank's Romeena, cool site! Hey porch, I feel like watching an episode of TAGS that feature's Juanita from the dinner over the phone with Barney. Anyone know any specific episode's with her in it? It's so funny, Barney talking over the phone and singing to Juanita and then Andy creep's up on him!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40126:
Hey Porch

MDC-I don't know why that John Davidson reference popped out. Yeah know, I read quite a bit but you'd never know it. To make a point I reach for John Davidson, oh well, at least it wasn't Bobby Sherman.

I remember "Cannon" and William Conrad. That guy had a deep voice.

Souvlaki-Is a wonderful thing MDC. It is a Greek style sandwich made with just about any kind of meat Chicken, Beef, Pork in a pita with feta cheese, garlic, lettuce, olive oil, oh man, we have to stop talking about them or I'll be out in the kitchen looking for something to eat. They're good.

fun girl- Hey there, it has been a while.

God Bless the Troops,

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40127: Has anyone seen the episode "Floyd's Barbershop"? It's from season 7 and apparently is the episode where it's clear that Howard McNear can't do it anymore. If someone has seen it is their any noticable decline of acting or charecter in Floyd? It sure would be sad to see Floyd struggling.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40128: It was kinda sad, Warren, but also , in a way, it was nice to see McNear "doing " Floyd right on , no matter what, and Andy facilitating that. Kind of like when Ellen Corby returned to 'The Walton's' after her stroke(and she could barely speak).....Sad, but also uplifting, you know? the power of the human spirit.....
Just my HO.

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40129: HI ALL.


i did some of the cooking ,wash and everyone who work on night has to askes me for thing because i had the keys




June 20, 2006 - Msg 40130: Tom- You will be missed very much. Don't be sad. God and all of us love you. You seem to have a tough life, and I'm sorry. Try to get outside and get some air and vitamin D and maybe that'll revitalize ya a bit. I can't say do what the doctor says, because quite frankly I think alot of them are quacks but if they say you need meds then buddy you'd better take them! I'll be praying for you.
~Lucy Matthews

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40131: Tom, I was just thinking about you and your post popped up! I wish you could come work at my restaurant, I need a right-hand man.
Thanks for the poem, always a pleasure.

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40132: Goodnight Porch, heading to bed! Have a nice sleep!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 20, 2006 - Msg 40133: Goodnight Warren and sweet dreams.

Hi TOM. Did you tell the doctor about all the problems you were having with family? Seems you mentioned your blood pressure going up recently when your family was bothering you.

Auh20...SO funny about John Davidson/Bobby Sherman. You made me laugh out loud on that one.

You made me laugh, too, MDC with your comment about VBS. Things went more smoothly today (and not due to bourbon or valium). I only had 4 in my class today.

Hey Possum, sorry I couldn't join you at the Gigolo club. I hated to miss Asa's act. Maybe I can catch the next one with ya.

Hey Lucy and Millie. Millie, I hope you can sleep tonight.

Think I will turn in soon.


June 20, 2006 - Msg 40134: Oh ASA, I forgot to answer you; no, we ran out of time and didn't see CARS today but hopefully soon.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40135: "To bad I won't get to talk to irishster because Im at work while she is posting and when I get back, she's off to bed!"

Not only that, Irishter is not a "sh2 :-)

Moring to all. A lovely cool (51) morning on this side of the Porch. Nice day for distributing of VBS flyers.

Didn't have time to read the overnight posts this morning, but hello once again to all.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40136: "sh2" should be "she" Irishter is a boy :-)

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40137: "Think Im going to pick up some Fish and Chips."

Warren, too bad you are not here - I could get you some REAL fish and chips ;-).


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40138: Hey! I serve fish and chips at the restaurant,too!
Up late again, making soup.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40139: Hope I get to visit one day. Although, you haven't REALLY had fish and chips till you have been to Ireland or the UK ;)

Gotta run, going to tgry to gets some flyers out early.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40140: Morning porch. Hope you are in bed by now, Millie.

You know Irishter is starting to make me sick with envy talking about that cool weather.

I should still be sleeping but had another bad dream and now can't quite get back to sleep. I could probably count on 2 hands the number of bad dreams I have had in a lifetime so it is really unusual for me to have 2 in one week....must be the bourbon....ha

SPOT, drove by the 5 acres yesterday after they had finished clearing and mulching the front half of the property and it looked great...maybe too many trees but I like it. Still waiting for the final houseplans to be finished.

I think my bad dreams may have something to do with the situation with the little girls that I told you about last week. It has really been tough. The mother of the boy had to be confronted this week and of course she was devastated, but according to law (and moral law) this has to be dealt with and reported to the proper authorities. I pray that everyone involved gets the help they need. My stomach hurts just talking about it. Please pray for us.

Well, guess I'll try to get some more sleep...later, my friends.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40141: You got the prayers Boo. BTW, How is Linda doing?

Irishter, I thought you were a feller. I think Warren better go see Helen. His eyes are bad. LOL My parents came to the USA over 50 years ago from England and the only regret they ever had was there was no place in this country who made decent fish and chips. They spent 50 years looking for one too. They did find one little place that came closer than the rest, but was still off the mark according to them.

Tom, I agree with Boo. The turmoil with your family could be affecting your blood pressure. Prayers for you my friend.

Possum, have you made that appointment yet? Hmmmm?(tapping foot in motherly sort of way)

Fungirl, good to hear from you. Are you doing better? Millie said that neck sugar is the fountain of youth. I like that thought.

Spot, that prime rib hit the spot! (pun intended)

Well better get off to work. Bills to pay, and dragons to slay.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40142:
Oh man!!! I missed prime rib? ...rats!

No prime rib and then I found out I haven't been eating real fish & chips all these years.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40143: I think it's got something to do with them being wrapped in newspapers auh2o. LOL


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40144: Afternoon all - been dodging rain showers all day trying to get our flyers out. About to give up hope for the day at the moment. Its 62 degrees, raining a little, and the wind is blowing about 35 mph.

Already had a couple of soakings today. Time to get a cuppa tea.

I thought about you all while I was in town and almost got some real fish and chips in honour of you all, but decided I didn't need all that grease.

You all take care of yourselves - if you ever get this way I'll treat you to real fish and chips :)


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40145:
Asa-That makes it hard to read the box scores I bet. haha

Irishter-Thanks, I would love to take you up on your kind offer some day.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40146: Good morning porch! Millie I think it was you who was talking about Bonanzaworld.com so if your signed up on it like I am I thought you might like to know that on June 27th 2006 Bonanzaworld is going to hold their annual roundup and try to get as many people on Bonanza world as they can and beat their record. Then their is a draw for prizes which include :

- An issue of Bonanza gold magizene

- A copy of the 2005 Bonanza convention fan fiction anthology

- A copy of the book "Bonanza : A viewers guide to the TV Legend" by David Greenland

- The 4 CD set of Ponderosa Party Time featuring song's from the cast

- A Bonanza bundle including DVD'S of the show and the Bonanza book "The High Steel Hazzard" by Stephen Calder

Just thought I'd give you the head's up!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40147: welcome to SUMMER ! justsaw on abc news where in death valley in 1933 that a record of 134 degrees, witnesses said that birds flying were dropping dead out of the sky like flys. congrats to miami heat fans, great job. prayers for the weather problems in arizona, new mexico, nevada and texas. hi irishster, auh20, boo, asa, homemaker and the rest of the porch. prayers for boo, possum, charlotte tucker, fun girl, tom and others who have been out of theloop for awhile. a big hello to porchsters unnamed. anyone hear from mdc lately? BUCKEYE

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40148: Good morning everyone! Hey to BUCKEYE, DWF, ASA, BOO, MILLIE, AUH2O, IRISHTER, and anyone else on the porch this morning.

Prayers for TOM and BOO, especially, today.

I was wondering about MDC myself, BUCKEYE. I miss hearing from him as much as we used to. I suppose the new job has him hopping.

Since SPOT doesn't seem to be around, how about everyone piling into my car for a run to Subway for lunch?


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40149: Hey MILLIE, I was wondering (just curious) what kind of hours you put in at the restaurant? You don't have to answer if it's none of my business. I know that I got out of the table-waiting racket after ten years because I was tired of working so many evenings and every weekend. And I was tired of missing most holidays with the family. Still, I often miss it. I love order and prioritizing (it comes from the OCD, no doubt), and that's half the job for a server. Now that I think about it, it probably was a really good outlet for my compulsions and may partially explain (along with age and a growing family) why it's gotten worse in the last eight years. Huh...I'll have to give that some thought. Imagine that, I've discovered Porch Chat Therapy! Anyway, I was just curious how you handle it. Owning a restaurant must be even more taxing.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40150: Mornin' all!!! How's everyone today??? Any special prayers for anybody this morning??? Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40151:
Did someone mention Bobby Sherman - he was a dream and we share the same birthday. I used to listen to Bobby Goldsboro via my sister's records. Now that is dating me. . .

Another scorcher here today. Day 3 of VBS - Jesus is our leader. . .we are talking about fishing so I need to go buy some goldfish crackers ot keep the little ones attention.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40152: The goldfish are a good idea Homemaker. Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40153: Tom, I know that I would miss you if you were gone. I bet that we all would. Don't get discouraged. My Aunt, the one who saw the bad stuff on here, had the same problem. Her blood pressure was 211 over 102 or somewhere there close, the Doctor told her that she was a ticking time bomb, she had the x-rays, and the doctor gave her some meds, and she was fine!!! Barnwannabe.

P.S. : Spot, that's 4 personal things I've shared!!!LOL!!! BWB

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40154: I just went to the web-site and saw some of you. That's cool!!! Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40155: Here I am.... the absent rocker.... back again.

I hate to ask you guys this seeing as how I ask you all the time but I need prayer for me please.

I'm trying so hard not to worry about a job teaching this fall but.... i'm scared. Of course nothing is open for my degree (Social Science 6-12) so all I can apply for at the moment are ESE, elementary,Language Arts Middle grades, and a Reading Coach. I just don't know what to think. I'm going to interview for all I can but.... well you know. I'm overly anxious and fighting myself trying to leave it on God's hands.

Please remember me. I'm so worn out I don't know what to do.

Dixie Belle

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40156: Hey gang..Me-They thanks for the sub!...I will have the supper menu in just a bot...close to 100 here in ga. ..grass crunches when you walk on it!...whew...well let me get back to preasure washing the house....SPOT

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40157: DIXIE BELLE- PRAYERS FOR YOUR TEACHING THIS FALL, remember the devil tries to convince us we're not good enough and that all the students know i'm an experienced teacher, i must noy give them ammo to harass me. i had the same feelings when i first starting to teach n the military but i found my style and it worked out great, so will you find your style and be great, your compassion and passion will shine like a bright star. spot- i'll be there for supper. homemaker- your not going to tell us your a fan of december bride tv show that starred bobby sherman are you? whoever mentioned subway for lunch, i is there. buckeye

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40158: Hey, Dixie Belle! Aw, its going to be ok. You have had alot to deal with lately so I am not surprised you are suffering from some anxiety, Honey. "We've got your back" (as my daughter would say) and you can count on our prayers. Don't fret. Remember that God is your Father and He created you because He wants to show His love to you and wants you to love and trust him. He allows trial for our own good (and growth) but you can trust Him with your future. May God give you His peace today and an assurance of His love and care....remember to think on good things.

Ha, homemaker, I have not thought of Bobby Goldsboro in at least 35 years! Refresh my memory about him...

Thanks to all of you for the prayers. ASA, Linda will most likely be taken off the life support this week while her children are down here. It has been a long, hard road for her and Keith and it seems that it is her time to go. Thank you for your prayers and concern. I will update you when I hear anything.

134 degrees in Death Valley?! Horrors...sounds like Texas...hehe. I remember being in Death Valley in the summer once (my Dad's idea of something "fun" to do on vacation). Gross!

Would like to address each one of you personally but have to go take care of some chores. Love to All.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40159: Hey Ro, how can I get a pic of Mrs Irishter and me on your site?


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40160: Oh, forgot...so good to have you back Me-They. I missed your conversation. You could have something there about the OCD and your old job. I know my son does alot more relaxed when he has been doing some mopping or cleaning. He seems to be doing pretty well. I was afraid he would crash when we started weaning him off the Paxil but so far he is doing well. His appetite is already decreasing and the only thing I can see is that he is more emotional. Thank the Lord! It's only been a week so we have a month to go until he is off the Paxil.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40161: Thanks, BOO. I'll keep Sean in my prayers. That's great that things are going well so far.

DIXIE: Cut yourself some slack, girl! As a former college graduate myself (and my edukashion was worth every penny) with a history degree (don't laugh) who remembers well hitting the pavement in a market that my degree seemed ill-suited for, I know that you will find something. It may not be today, maybe not next week, but it will be the right job at the right time--if you look to Him when making your decisions. I'll keep you in my prayers. In the meantime, check in on the porch when you can. You make good conversation and it's nice to have the median age pulled down a bit (after all, we've got ASA dragging us down on the other end of the curve).

Well, back to the sweatshop...


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40162: To quote Matthew Broderick in "Biloxi Blues"...

"It's hot. It's Africa hot."


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40163: Or maybe it was Calvin Coolidge who said that...


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40164: You could fry an egg on the sidewalk its so hot! I guess that's why its called Hotlanta.
Spot- On Sat. Kennesaw Battlefields having a anniversary gathering if you have nothing to do.
Boo- I'm glad Sean's doing well. I'm still sorry about Linda. How old are her children?
Me-They- Welcome back. We watched Cheaper by the Dozen last weekend and one of the kids names is Nora, and I thought of you.
AFD- How are you feeling?
Dixie- You'll find something soon. It'll be great! Its too bad Ms. Crump couldn't give you any tips.
Irishter- I love England, and the pictures I saw of Ireland while there. I did a school tour of England about 15 years ago this month. Someday I plan on returning and of course seeing Ireland, Scotland and Wales. My great (x4) grandfather was from Cornish, Wales which was my grandfather's last name.
Don't be mad at me, but who's Bobby Sherman? I remember John Davidson's from Eight is Enough when I was little.
Hubby's taking a naturopathic course in Madison, Wisconsin. He left today and returns on Sunday. My stepchildren are scheduled to come on Sunday also, but their Mom said the child support check wasn't in the envelope (I know for a fact I sent it!) and they aren't coming. I sent another one today and put a stop on the "missing" one so we'll see if that changes her mind. The crazy thing is she is in contempt of court from not sending them at Christmas, and now she will be again because she claims hubby is in contempt. Two wrongs don't make a right, but they do if your green with envy. She scared the kids by cursing, yelling,and throwing things because she was so mad about the check. She literally is on anti-psychotic meds. Oh well, all I can do is pray for the kids to come and they're safety while with their Mom. Maybe someday hubby will try to get custody again.
I'm waiting for the tow truck to come and take our van to the service center because the transmission is slipping. This will be the 3rd one in there. Thank goodness Napa has a warranty!
Talk to ya soon!

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40165: Hey all, taking a break from chores...Tonights Menu:..Baked cajun chicken and home made dressing,turnip greens,fried okra and purple hull field peas,corn bread..sweet tea...ready at 6:30..will someone bring some slaw?...well back to work in the heat...SPOT

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40166: Sounds good, SPOT, though I'll let the okra pass on by.

Hey, LUCY. Prayers continue for your family. Did you see the new "Cheaper by the Dozen," or the original? Both are funny.

Bobby Sherman was a "teen idol" of the early to mid-1970s. I believe he has a few top forty hits. He also turned up in quest spots on a number of tv shows. As a guy, immune to his so-called charms, I can assure you he was a flash in the cultural pan. Now Kristy McNichol and Vallerie Bertinelli--there was talent!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40167: Thanks guys. You're nice... Real nice :)

I appreciate every word of encouragement and all the prayers..... Wonderful, wonderful!

Feeling some better


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40168: No fried okra Me-They?....good...ya like fried squash?...ya for get im on the southern end of the porch!...SPOT

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40169: Boy MT I was crazy about Kristy McNichol back in the 70"s...SPOT

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40170: Your welcome, Dixie!

Lucy, Linda's kids are grown and out of the house. I don't know any of them personally but I know she has a daughter who is pregnant and due about now, very sad. I think Linda and Keith must have had their children pretty early because they aren't very old, about 50, I think.

Prayers for your family, Lucy. So sad for you and the children involved.

I never cared much for Bobby Sherman, Me-They. I was kind of unconventional when it came to crushes as a kid. I liked "real" men, not boys with funny hair-dos. I remember thinking that James Caan and George Pepard were gorgeous (and who could forget Robert Redford and Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy?). Here's a funny memory...I remember my mom and my aunts just swooning over Tom Jones and his gyrating pelvis! I don't think they ever missed his show...he was "the talk of the town" among the women in the late 60's. Too much chest hair and jewelry for me, thanks.

Better go make some spaghetti for VBS (my turn to take food)....can't forget the Oregeno!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40171: That reminds me of a movie question I had for you guys...I caught the last half of a movie on Turner Classics the other day and I really liked it but didn't get the name. It starred Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor. Newman played the son of a wealthy Tycoon and Elizabeth Taylor was Newman's wife. They had a bad marriage....anyone remember what movie it might have been? Looked like it was made in the 60's. Newman was so handsome in the movie!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40172: Dixie, just got home, Don't get discouraged. You'll do fine, and you're in my prayers. Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40173: Spot, I'm in for supper. Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40174: That Calvin Cooledge thing was funny Me-They. BWB

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40175: Good afternoon, everyone. Irishter, you can email to me any pictures you want placed in the album. Send them to Romeenaatairmaildotnet, using the appropriate symbols, of course. If you have prints instead of digitals, just email me at that address and I'll send you my snail mail address. You can then mail the prints to me, I'll scan them and mail them back to you. Digitals work best, of course.

More bad news at the rent house. There are termites, I saw them myself. So, another big fat check was written. It's hard, but you gotta protect the investment. The total tab to get the house in a lease-able condition is going to be several thousand, but you do what you have to do. I know I'd like to smack that woman upside the head. There was no excuse for what she did. Some people have absolutely no respect for other people's property. Wonder what she'd do if somebody dented her car on a parking lot?

Well, gotta run. I need a haircut, gotta try to get an appointment this afternoon. If not, then tomorrow. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40176: Boo, you're not talking about "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", are you --Romeena

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40177: Romeena, I'm in the justice system, and I don't know what your situation was, but did you consider taking legal action against her, You might at least get the ruling to have her pay for some of the damage. Barnwannabe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40178: And Romeena, I know that you may be thinking of the court costs, but in some cases, I've ruled that if there is substantial damage, they have to pay court and attorney's fees, as well as the damages. BWB

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40179:
Did someone say Tom Jones?

....clearing throat ... and...

Well she always knows her place.
She's got style, she's got grace, She's a winner.

....big finish....ready, go!

She's a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa, She's a Lady.

It my not be as good as Goober's but I tried.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40180: that's "She's a lady" by Tom Jones. I've got it on cd right here. "She allways know's her place, she's got style, she's got grace, she's a winner"

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40181: Your mom and aunt liked Tom Jones, BOO? It's not unusual. (Had to do that.)


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40182: Yeah, SPOT, I used to watch the show "Family" just because Kristy was in it. To this day, I can't remember another thing about the show.

ROMEENA: Did you get my pics via e-mail?


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40183: msg 40180 was me sorry!!!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40184: auh2o, Hey buddy, how long you been ailing? I'd go see the Doc if I were you buddy. :)


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40185: Hey BWB and ASA. Good evening folks!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40186: You guys are hilarious...I should have mentioned Tom Jones years ago, and you're right, Me-They, (in my deepest singing voice).."It's not unusual to be loved by anyone....". (You younger folks must think we have gone nuts).

Gosh RO, now you have termites?? When I bought my ex-house, I got yearly inspections (low cost) and then if termites were discovered, they would treat for free. Well, a few years before we sold it, Bruce decided to stop the yearly inspections and guess what? Two years later we had termites and had to pay to treat for them. Maybe you should consider a plan like that for the rent houses. Just a thought. I'm really sorry about what happened with your last tenant...it's obviously a real stress to you. Let's pray that the next person who leases is a responsible individual. By the way, I don't think the movie I was talking about was Cat on A Hot Tin Roof because it was in color. I think Cat on A Hot Tin Roof was black and white, wasn't it?

Got to go face VBS...and I'm sober!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40187: Well, i was wrong. I looked it up and it was Cat on A Hot Tin Roof that I was watching. Funny I never saw it before as many old flicks as I've seen.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40188: Good night to the POrch. The longest day of the year is over 11.25 PM and still dusky.

Try to catch you all tomorrow!


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40189: Hey porch!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40190: Hey porch, I have a problem, or it's not my problem but it's still a problem.

My freind has just moved into a dream house and it has everything they could possibly want. However the house they moved into is farther away from the old neighberhood and harder to get to place's.

My freind's kid love's the place, but their is a problem starting to stir up. The old neighberhood had a whole bunch of kid's that live their and a whole bunch of place's he could go. For example at school Jeremy (my freinds kid's name) allway's feel's left out because his freind's are allway's talking about going to Ray Creek (a place in the neiberhood) or into Sidney or over to Rodary Park. Jeremy can't go their because he is to far.

It is really starting to hurt Jeremy's feeling's.

Anything you guy's can suggest? I turn to the porch beacause I know their are alot of parent's and grandparents on the porch and I thought you might have some expierence at this kind of thing!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40191:
Hey BUCKEYE, I'm richth here, and check out 40120 just a few above your post, ha The heat got yer glasses all fogged up! ha
Who was the lucky poster with post 40,000!?
PRAYERS for TOM and DIX, you'll both be OK with the help of the Lord! Tom, we would miss your poems and YOU!!
WARREN- Warren, Juanita was never actually "seen" in any episode, sort of like how Sarah the operator was never seen.
IRISHSTER- since you been gone, we posted pictures at
Have a look see, and send a pix to Ro if ya like.

Time for a quote-a-thon:
"Those two hoods are in for a big surprise when they get here. One cot, one blanket, one cracked mirror."

Prayers and pleasant dreams,

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40192: we could use some rain here in western N.C. ,its so dry the rabbits are carrying canteens ,everyone have a great evening

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40193: I know MDC, I was wondering if anybody could remember any specific episode's to feature Banrey and Juanita over the phone.

By the way, dous anybody know any specific episode's to feature Barney and Juanita over the phone? And can anybody help with my problem, MSG 40190?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40194: HI ALL.


June 21, 2006 - Msg 40195:
Hello porch family....good to slip back on the porch for a spell. Pray you all are doing great. My tour is going really good.
I haven't been able to check in for a while because my laptop got a cup of pepsi spilled in it. Can anybody say "poof"!

Buckeye...did you get your order yet? I was told that it was shipped.

Even though I haven't been able to visit lately, you all have been in my prayers.
I'll check back later....-REV.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40196: Evenin' porch. Hope evryone is well....good to hear from you Rev, glad your ministry is doing well. Tom, how are you? Me-They, stop by more ofte, we miss you when you're gone. Also missing Poor Horatio, hope he's having fun. Dixie, prayers for you. Warren, about your question, that happened with one of our neighbors who has 4 kids, and they missed their old friends and play routines. We started having play dates, alternating between her and us. Her kids got to play just like they used to, and when our kids went there, her kids appreciated the new place more and found new things to do and creeks for catching tadpoles and such.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40197: Thanks Millie!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40198: Anybody out here rockin'?

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40199: Hey Im here Millie! I just made those Peach Dumplin's some one gave me a recipe for awhile back on the porch! They should be ready in 17 minutes. Millie did you give me the recipe?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40200: I think I gave you a Peach Cobbler recipe.

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40201:
Hey Folks,

Asa-It was just one of those crazy things. Remember, what happens on the porch stays on the porch.

Romeena-Yikes, I feel for ya.

Me-They, Good to see ya back.

BOO- I've never seen "Cat on A Hot Tin Roof" or "Fiddler on the Roof" (Mrs. auh2o's favorite). I am afraid of heights. Maybe, that has something to do with it.

"You're a fine son, Barn."

Good night all,

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40202: I was looking through Mayberry Memeries which arived today, and boy, any Andy Griffith Show fan should have it! Awsome Photo's!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

June 21, 2006 - Msg 40203: Good evening, everyone! Good advice from several of you, thank you. Actually, Tom, and BWB
One of my new fish died this morning! A beautiful shubunkin, about eight inches long with a lovely flowing tail, all white and filmy. Don't know what was wrong, he was just floating in the water lilies when I went out there to check on things. Doggone it, such a pretty little thing.

Well, I'm pooped. Worked last night, slept for 45 minutes this morning, then back up and at 'em. I'm tired, and headed for bed. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena