July 22, 2006 - Msg 43097: Oh, Tom, did you get a TV yet? --Romeena

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43098: Please, please, no thanks needed for sweeping. I think it was the cool air around here that inspired me. --Romeena

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43099: Thanks anyway, ROMEENA.

Good morning everyone! Yes, I'm at work on a Saturday. Nora had a birthday party to attend near my office, so I thought I'd pop in for a while since there's no sense in driving a half hour just to turn around and drive back shortly after. Normally, this would be a "mom job" while I do the usual Saturday morning grass cutting, but the Mrs. just isn't up to such things yet so I'm filling in the best I can. Actually, the Mrs.' sister and her girls are up visiting today. Thankfully, they left the boys at home. Our house is pretty small and they have nine kids (number ten is in the oven). It's much, much more calm with just the four girls.

Does anyone else watch "Monk?" It is such an entertaining show. There's really not that many good dramas or comedies on tv anymore, but I really enjoy this show.

AFD: More baby details!

MDC: Yes, I AM taking credit when I can (when the Mrs. isn't looking!).

Well, I better actually do some work while I'm here. Y'all take care.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43100: Good Morning to everyone!!!

How are you???

I hope that all is well!!!

M-T: I have to tell you this...my fav. shows are TAGS, (don't laugh, or judge me) The Golden Girls, Law & Order, Monk, and Jepordy!!!

Now I know that that is weird, but don't make fun!!!

Well, stay calm people, and I'll see ya'll!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43101: Good Morning Porch!


Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43102: Oh, I won't judge you on the tv shows you enjoy, BWB. I won't laugh either. I enjoy quite a few old comedies, like TAGS, "I Love Lucy," and dramas like "Rockford Files" and "Columbo." But, in my opinion, just because a show is old doesn't make it a "classic." While I enjoyed shows like "CHiPs" and "Fantasy Island" when I was a kid, I couldn't imagine watching and enjoying them now. Still, to each his or her own.

Hey, DWF. The two you mentioned wouldn't make my list, either. Especially "Gilligan's Island"--I'd rather watch radio!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43103: AHH!

No "Gilligan's Island"?

Deputy Warren's going insane!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43104: Floyd, way to wreck the fun! It wouldn't let me use the word "Crazy" or a bunch !!! for some reason.

Im just kidding Floyd. Im not mad, but that Senser, is a tad touchy.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43105: WARREN: I do like Gilligan, the Munsters, All In The Family, Mama's Family, Lucy, olombo, and many more!!!

I just have my ones that I watch daily, or weekly, and I do LOVE the others, but you know as well as I do that it is impossible to name all of your fav. shows!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43106: That's COLOMBO

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43107: ROMEENA and/or BOO: I just went to view the Porch album because I hadn't in about a month. I know I saw several pictures of BOO and her family before but they aren't in the album any longer. Did something happen to them?

Also, since SPOT hasn't done so in awhile, I'll go ahead and ask all you regular posters to send your picture to ROMEENA for inclusion in the album.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43108: M-T: I would, but that's another one of those things that I'm just not comfortable doing!!! I hope you're not upset or angry, I just don't like putting my picture on the computer.

Thanks, and I'm still having palpitations Mr. Dan Caldwell!!!

Well, see ya'll!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43109: BWB, you going to the Triva?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43110: Sure, When???


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43111: Well, if you wanna, it has to be SOON!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43112: Ok, I'll be there in a jiffy!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43113: WARREN: That is the most confusing thing I've ever seen!!! I don't know where to go over there!!!

Tell me what thread you're on, and I'll go there!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43114: Well, I'm back in the house, can't take it outside anymore. I had 27 iris rhizomes to plant. Got six actually in the ground! Seems everywhere I wanted to plant, there was a weed. So, pull it, right? Well, where there's one, there's more, just no place to stop. In a few minutes, I would be ten feet away from where I started! So, piles of weeds pulled, but only six iris planted. I called my landscaper friend who was planning to bring his helper and come on Monday for a day of weeding, pruning and shrubbery trimming, and asked if he could help me plant the iris as well. Of course, he will. He's also got to do some tweaking on irrigation heads, some areas aren't getting enough water. My yard man mowed and edged yesterday, but he doesn't do all that other stuff.

There are three huge butterflies in my yard right now. Pretty things, they just drift around through the flowers, as pretty as the blossoms themselves. God is good.

I'm off to take a shower, then a nap, 'cause I have to work tonight! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43115: Afternoon gang, been dusting the garden [hot here], go to work at 6 pm..all nighter..going on a fishing trip to carters lake in the blue ridge mts. tue...about 2 hrs from here...check it out on the web..good sweep Ro..hey bwb,dwf,mil,TOM,mdc,afd,asa,m-t,possum,boo,lucy, and all the gang...tonight its chillin and grillin..bbq baby back ribs,baked beans with bacon,grilled taters,texas toast...Big Maude will you bring some slaw?...well let me finish mowing and get ready for work...holler when I get there!..prayers to all in need...SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43116: Barwannabe, you have to be carefull at the AGS forum. It's not like the porch. It's alot different.

If you want to find out if Im here, just send me a PM (Private Message). It's like an email, but it's just going to the Andy Griffith Site, and you don't have to write your email, you just send the PM to the person you wanna send it to.

You'll find a section where the navigation thing is at the top, and it will say PM's 0 new and 0 old for exsample. If you get a PM from someone it will say, 1 new PM or something.

Understand? Let me know.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43117: Warren: what do you mean "careful"???

I get it, It just confuses me!!!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43118: Hey to the Porch.

Haven't been that busy this week, just a bit lazy.

Cooled off here to a more normal Irish summer.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43119: Well, just don't go crazy posting.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43120: Barn, I didn't know you were a Mama's Family fan! Alright! Another one. I think that makes two - me and BWB. ;) Just kidding. I used to think that there wasn't that many, but more and more Mama's Family fans seem to pop up everyday. You should pop on over to the Mama's Family message board that I go on. Although you can't right now because it is down for maintenance for a few days.

Well, I guess we can't delay the closing of our house we are selling, as the buyer needs to be out of her apartment, but we still need to find somewhere to go until we can close on our new house. I'm kind of relieved that the buyer couldn't delay, because at least that part of the process(the selling) will be over with. Yea!

-Sterling Holobyte

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43121: Hey Sterling! Glad the house buisness is going smoothly! Your a Gilligan fan to right?

I'll be back later, porchsters!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43122: Hey, is it still hot for everyone over there?


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43123: Hey Irishter!..HOT here in Kennesaw Georgia..mid 90"s...but fine with me..gona lite the grill at 5 for the ribs..Maude where are you with that fine slaw...?..SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43124: Irishter how much time difference is there?..its 4 pm here in the southern states....SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43125: I am 6 hours ahead of Central Time for almost all of the year. Its 9.00 at night here now


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43126: Can't tell if this posted pardon me if it did.

I am six hours ahead of Central Time - its 9.00 PM here


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43127: ok...what time does it get dark over there Irishter?..this time of the year it stay light here till almost 9 pm...SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43128: This time of year it is light until about 11.00 or later - in December it is dark by about 4.00.

Still very bright out here now and the streets are full of kids out playing.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43129: Wow thats neat Irishter!..if it stays light till 11 what time is sun up?.its about 7 here...SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43130: In the summer? It is bright enough to see by about 4.15-4.30.

In the winter? Dark until well after 8.00


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43131: Hey, we are on a membership drive at andygriffithshow.net . A few here havew joined. Anyone else like to come over?


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43132: Ill go give it a try Irishter...is it like the porch?..we are fixing to get hammered with thunder storms..gona be a long night at the power company....SPOT

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43133: It is more of a discussion board where you discuss topics, play games, and just talk. Nothing like the action here - you just pop in there whenever you can.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43134: I am "NaasPreacher" over there.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43135: Im "hab101" over there.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43136: We need as many member's as possible!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43137: There A LOT of trivia thread over there.


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43138: Yep.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43139: Good night Porch!

Good Sabbath


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43140: Hi All. I was just checking in. Have been gone the last couple of weeks with my mom's surgery. It (hysterec.) seemed to go well but now they're showing concern about a few nodules on her lungs. They may or may not be cancerous, but it would probably take an invasive biopsy to find out for sure, and she's not up to that yet. Prayers please. Did I miss much while I've been gone?
Charlotte Tucker

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43141: Where's Poor Horatio these day's? Did he say he was traveling back to Chicago?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43142: Charlotte Tucker, I hope everything goe's good. I would hate to be in your situation. The only help I give you is to stay positve. Take care.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43143: Hey everyone, it's been awhile I know, just catching up on a few posts. I've missed being around. Hope you all are doing ok these days. Salty Dog

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43144: Why don't ya come by more often "Salty Dog"?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43145: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doin well...things have been hoppin...and I just haven't had a lot of time to rock.

But...some news. Things are going well with gettin back into Southern Gospel Ministry...I've had several dates that I've done...and am working on several more. Ya'll pray that things will progress as they should! Mrs Goober and I have found out that we're having a "hogette", and everything is just perfect. We're busy around the house...working to get things ready. My oldest son has decided he wants a bachelor pad down in the basement...so we're painting and getting things ready. It should be a fun 4 months! :-) Finally cooled off here around Chicager...it was miserable!

Hope everyone is healthy...I'll try to scan through archives and catch up.

Ya'll be good...


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43146: Hey to M-T and AFD! Congrats to you both! So happy to hear that all is well! Welcome to our new little porchters!


July 22, 2006 - Msg 43147: Congrats, Goober & Mrs. Goober! Maybe you can name her Andalina. Hey, Salty Dog! Long time no see.
Charlotte Tucker

July 22, 2006 - Msg 43148: Hey to Goober!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43149: Well....sorry for the problems you guys had. I guess I just don't know exactly what's causing it. --Floyd

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43150: Good Monday morning folks, Hope all is well. I haven't been able to stop by for a few days, been busy at work and then with only 1 computer at home and 2 kids and a husband who like to use that computer, I haven't had a chance to see you guys. I have missed you all. We have had a few cooler days and some rain and storms as well. Hope SPOT has some breakfast left over cause I am hungry this morning. You guys have a good day.
Anyone heard from Millie? I have been thinking about her. Ya'll have a good day and act like somebody. SPOT, loved the pictures of your campsite. looks like peaceful place. Have a great day, ya'll. Big Maude

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43151: Good morning, friends, and thanks, Floyd, for fixing the porch. If you don't know what broke it, then maybe the Count is back. Or it might have been those gypsy folks casting a spell on it. I saw them outside of town just the other day. I just don't trust that lot. I don't think they'd hurt anyone, but they sure do pull some tricks.

Folks, we have a small "help a friend" project going. Many of you have received an email from me about it. If you didn't get one, it's because I don't have your address. I realize some don't want to share that information, and that's fine, we all understand. However, if you'd like to participate in this project (it involves a small donation, just a few dollars), then email me at romeena at airmail dot net. You know how to put that together so it will work. I'll let you know what the project is, and you can decide if you want to participate. No pressure. We all have our own obligations, I know. The project is something I can't discuss here.

Well, my landscaper friend will be here shortly. Many, many weeds to pull, shrubs to trim, roses to prune, a heavy birdbath to be relocated, lots to do and I can't do it all by myself. So my friend comes and brings his crew, and working together, we get the job done. Many hands make light work, as my grandma would say. She said a lot of things, my grandma.

Sugarplum just says 10-4. --Romeena

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43152: Maybe it's one of them traveling religions...

I'll stop back later.


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43153: HI THERE




July 24, 2006 - Msg 43154: Hey Porch.

Great to see everything in working order again!

See ya later.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43155: Afternoon Porch, had a break between groomings & thought I would stop in & say hey. Thanks Floyd for fixing the porch. See ya'll tonight.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43156: Hey,

We're back on the Porch!!!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43157: Good morning - my son received a Reserve Division Champ on his Vet. Science poster and all of our goats will be judged on Thursday.
Busy - busy - busy

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43158: Good morning everyone! And a beautiful day it is here.

I hope that everyone had a good weekend. Ours was busy, but we had a great time spending our first weekend as a slightly larger family.

BWB: I understand your reluctance about the photo. I had reservations myself, but threw caution to the wind this time. I figured, if I was going to ever post them somehwhere, better here among friends than elsewhere.

By the way, ROMEENA, did you see my question about BOO's pictures?

Great to see CHARLOTTE, IRISHTER, GOOBER and MAUDE back on the porch. But where's HORATIO, MILLIE, BOO and some other's been lately?

FLOYD: I've found a periodic sweeping underneath keeps that spider population down.

GOOBER: Thanks, and I'm glad things are going well for you and Mrs. G. Y'all are in my prayers.

MEAT! TATERS! I'm starving, SPOT!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43159: Howdy Porch pals! hope every little thang in Mayberry is right as rain! I'm still battling my health, so must limit my visits here, but rest assured my heart is with ya and I do lurk from time to time. Ro, you are such a good soul - glad to help with your humanitarian efforts. Spot, what's for supper? Mavis, how are you doing dear? And Asa, how's that dear little Barney doing? And the Grandbaby? TOM, that gum wrapper chain sounds like a dandy! Too many pals to list here, but a big ol HEY to all of ya!

~ Mrs. Wiley
Barney: "Yep, I got that little girl right in my hip pocket."

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43160: That's funny I just watched "My Fair Ernest T Bass" last night (the one with Mrs. Wiley) and Mrs. Wiley comes back for a visit today!

Anyway's take care Mrs. Wiley.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43161: Hey all!!!

Thanks FLOYD for fixin' the porch.

STERLING: I am a HUGE Mama's Family fan!!!
It comes on here at 5:00am, and I sometimes watch it, no joke.

I used to tape it!!!

My fav. ep. of Mama's Family is the one where Thelma goes to work at the Food Circus. All of Raytown was talking about that, from The Bigger Jigger, to the Cemetary where Carl was burried!!!LOL!!!

Well, hope all is well, I had an employee quit yesterday, so it's been hard.


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43162:
I thought that maybe Warren fired the cannon and hit the server instead of the crook's car! ha
More later,

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43163: Or maybe the Mendelbright sisters were monopolozing the internet.

I wonder what causes that?


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43164: You know who did it, right me-They???.....it was Calvin Coolidge!!!LOL!!!

WARREN: How do I "Un-register" over at that other site, and does it cost to do that???


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43165: no someone forget to pay the bill.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43166:
What we really need is Warren's motto:
"Mayberry Founder's Day, may Mayberry never founder." Ha
OK, maybe not. Man, do we need Buckeye back!
Sure hope he gets a new isp soon!
Hey Mrs Wiley! Prayers continue for you.
Prayed for all porcheters at services yeaterdy.
BOO- are yaou back yet? How was the trip?

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43167: Barnwannabe, Why on earth are you un-registrating? You just started! Why don't you like it? You sure are an odd one. I don't understand you.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43168: Im sorry if that sounded mean, but Im still confused, by your un-registering. You havn't even given it a chance!

Don't ask me how to Un-Register, because I don't Un-Register after I make a Commitment to join.

Again sorry if it sounded mean, but that's my opinion.

Hey To MDC!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43169: Afternoon Porch,
I'm home for a few days before I have to start travelling to pick up the kids. Hubby and I had a great, relaxing weekend all by ourselves. We realized that we have not had a "date" since Feb.! That's WAY too long.
Me-They- Congratulations on your daughter. I didn't catch her name. Is the Missus doing well?
AFD- Did you have your bundle of joy also?
Goober- I was driving through Ky the other day and remembered that you live near Hart Co. Do you have a show on a country radio station called Goober's Club? I didn't get to hear it because I was travelling later in the day, but I heard the disc jockey mention.
Mrs. Wiley- I hope you get better real soon. I'll be praying for you.
MDC- Are ya keeping your doors locked with that maniac on the loose there?
Boo- How's Sean doing with the Paxil? How does Erin react to Sean's "issues" for lack of a better word.
Tom- I'm collecting our gum wrappers and will email Mavis as soon as I have at least 30. Be careful on your neighbor's porch.
Romeena- I will be emailing you hopefully today to get your address. I finally have a few nice photos of the family. You can then tell me about the financial help your organization needs.
I need to sort through and organize some papers and then do a bit of cleaning. Y'all have a wonderful, Mayberry day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
Troubled Week? We're open on Sunday's~church sign

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43170: WARREN: I am not going to, I just wondered how you would, and if it would cost anything, because I didn't see any way too, and I am a cautious person, so I just wanted to know, just in case I ever needed to "un-register"!!!


I'm sorry that you don't "understand" me, that makes you and the rest of the world.

I in no way, shape, or form intended that to sound mean, harsh, or even strict. I am sorry to you if it did.

I hope that you are not upset that I asked you how to do that, but I just wondered how you would go about it!!!

Hey to everyone, and hope all is well!!!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43171: Welcome back, LUCY. Yes, it was too long; try and make time for yourselves on a regular basis. Where a husabnd and wife are involved, good child-rearing is built upon a great marriage.

Our new daughter's name is Veda Marie. And, yep, the stork delivered AFD's bundle, a little girl they named Reagan Joy Quinn (two middle names to keep the peace). Lots of dirty diapers on the porch!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43172:
"I'm not superstitious, I'm cautious!"--Barney


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43173: Barnwannabe, Im so sorry! My fault. Just let me know next time! Hope were still freind's!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43174: BWB, Do ya forgive me?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43175: Yes Warren, we are still friends, I just wanted to know, I wasn't going to leave, what woul be a reason for leaving now???

M-T: Good one!!!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43176: *would

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43177: Warren: You hear what I said???

No hard feelings.


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43178: Thank's BWB. Glad to hear were still freind's!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43179: What kind of music do you like Warren???


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43180: Thank's BWB. Glad were still freinds!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43181: What?? UGH! I hate it when the porch dous this!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43182: BWB, If ya wanna chat we better go to Frapper or The other TAGS site.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43183: How about we go to Frapper at 6:30pm my time? That's 9:30pm for you I beleve.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43184: It's 4:00pm here now, so what time is it for you now???


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43185: 2:00pm.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43186: Deputy Warren Ferguson

MSG 43185

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43187:
BWB and DWF , just a reminder to not chat like that because refreshing the page too much will break the porch. I just dont want Floyd to have to fix it again. Thanks for your cooperation.
I think frapper is your best option for the back and forth banter. Hope that doesnt sound too unkind.
Lucy- good to see you back and refreshed.
I wont let those 2 idiots on the loose in Phx run my life, but we are definitely being more careful. I have been accompanying my wife on more shopping trips, and as most guys will agree, that is going above and beyond! haha
Have a good afternoon.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43188: MDC, your completly right. We were trying to Set Up a Frapper date, so we don't break the porch again. You weren't being un-kind at all!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43189: MDC: You are right, I didn't even realize that I had posted that many times. I apoligize.

WARREN: That will make it 8:30 my time. I'll meat you over there at 6:30 your time.

What time zone are you in???


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43190: Pacific BWB. O.K. I'll be there at 6:30. We better stop posting now though. Meet ya there tonight! Remember 8:30pm for you!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43191: Howdy from Texas! I am back from the mountains and enjoyed the cool weather there. The highs were only about 80 in the hot part of the day. It cooled off very quickly in the late afternoon and was just perfect. Really beautiful..we stayed in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Anyone ever been there?

I have to go now...I'll be back with more details!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43192:
Welcome back Boo- Is that near Los Alamos? I have been thru that area which i think is in Cloudcroft vicinity, neat mineral springs etc, but I may be thinking of a similar named town.
Glad you had a good refreshing cool time!
The porch is still here, your chair has been hosed off and we left the iced tea out for ya.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43193: MESSAGE REMOVED

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43194: BWB, Im over there now.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43195: Thanks MDC! The towns I can think of that are near Cloudcroft are Ruidoso, Alamagorda, White Sands...you head west from Artesia and up into the mountains. I am sooo tired! I had to do all the driving on this trip. I drove from Fort Stockton (in West Texas) all the way to Corpus Christi today with only a couple of potty-stops. The kids did great and so did my mom, but dad was a real grouch...poor thing was just cranky and miserable. Starting out, I thought it was going to be the vacation from h#ll. We got into Pecos, Texas (the arm pit of Texas) and the car died. So, I put it in the shop and they changed the fuel filter. We stayed in a gross Motel 6 that night and then headed out the next morning. We got about 100 miles and it started to die again (out in the middle of the desert)...boy, talk about HOT! We made it to Cloudcroft somehow because there was no place to stop. I had to put it in the shop again the next day but they finally got it fixed and I had no trouble driving home today. Anyway, I am glad to be home tonight to sleep in my own bed. I slept on a futon bed in New Mexico and it had a big sink hole in the middle! ha..had to take Tylenol every morning after sleeping on that thing. It sure was nice sitting outside in the evening and looking at the stars...so cool, just perfect weather!

Me-They, I am planning to send Ro some new pics for her album as soon as I figure out how to send these digital photos....

I am reading the archives little by little....


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43196: WARREN: I'm over there, too.

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43197: SPOT, just saw your camping pics over at Ro's photo album, neat! I wish I had a pop-up like that but Hubby bought a boat instead...boo hoo.


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43198: BWB, Can't stay after all. We will have to set up a better time. Tell me what day your COMPLETELY off and I'll tell you mine, and we'll work it out best we can. Every time I was over at Frapper you werent, and when you were there I wasn't! Oh well, like I said befour, we'll try a better time.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43199: Lucy, Hi, you asked about Sean and the Paxil..well, he is still on 5mg because he was having such a tough time when we took him off completely. As far as Erin, she seems to take things in stride.....


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43200: Good Night Porch!!!

Prayers to all!!!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43201: BWB, How About tommaro morning? That would work for me. How about you?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43202: WARREN: What time tomorrow???

I could make it around 9:45, unless there's an emergency, or something at work that I have to tend to.


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43203: I could make it around 9:45 my time. So that's 11:45 for you. Could you do that?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 24, 2006 - Msg 43204: I'll try. I will have to go up and check on things before then, but I'll be back by then.
I'll be there!!!


July 24, 2006 - Msg 43205: O.K. Great, BWB! Remind me in The Morn, but I'll probally remember, don't worry!

Night Porch! Sleep tight, and don't let those Ernest T's Bite!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43206: I just finished reading the archives, boy I had alot of reading to do.

First of all, I want to tell ASA that he doesn't have to continue to wear the toolbelt on my account...it will be hard for me but if the belt is causing you back problems I will make the sacrifice...

Congratulations AFD! So glad to hear Little Dish is here safe and sound...glad you didn't go with Hogette.

Romeena, sorry about your Carpal Tunnel. I think I would have ended up with the same problem if I had continued to work as a nurse. All the writing involved in keeping the charts up was horrible and the many exams! I wonder if I will have trouble later on.... anyway, when you were talking about cats earlier, I was thinking about a very lively kitten I met on vacation. He entertained us at the mechanic's waiting room in the desert. His name was Osama (because he is a terrorist to the mice, his owner explained).

Speaking of cats, Warren for some reason, when you talk about your cat I picture that guy from Everybody Loves Raymond...he is Amy's brother (Robert's wife on the show). He is this strange guy who carries around this cat named Miss Puss. Do you know who I am talking about? He is an hilarious character in the show....not that I think you are wierd like him, I just think of him when you talk about your cat for some reason.

Possum, when I think about what your sister is doing and about you being on a heart monitor and have stress problems, I just want to cry. I hope your husband and kids are able to give you some TLC right now and help take care of you. We care very much about you.

Me-They, you are hilarious...that is all I'm gonna say.

Where is Poor Horatio? Did he say he was going on vacation or something?

Better go to bed...in my OWN bed! Yippee! I have to tell you what my dear Hubby did...when I came home today, the house was clean, laundry done, lawn mowed AND he even gave me a backrub. Can you believe it? I hit the jackpot on this man! Goodnight,


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43207:
Morning Porch

We've had family from Florida arriving the last few days so I've been busy. Get this ... they think it's cool here (not groovy type of cool) some people just don't appreciate other peoples heat waves.


Boo-Welcome Back....Your dreams were your ticket out. Welcome back,
To that same old place that you laughed about.
...It's not Tom Jones but it will have to do.

Gonna catch the archives in a bit.

Andy Taylor: Otis, three hours ago when Deputy Fife arrested you were you drunk?

Otis Campbell: I don't know; I wasn't wearin' my glasses.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43208: Good morning everyone!

Welcome back, BOO. I'm not going to sing like AUH2O, especially the "Welcome Back Kotter" theme. (Hey, AUH2O: Up your nose with a rubber hose. Wha?)

Yes, I believe that POOR HORATIO has gone missing. Now, since I've seen a few movies, I don't recommend splitting up and going to look for him after dark. And I'm not going to be the one who gets to look in the cellar. There might be spiders down there. Actually, I vaguely recall HORATIO mentioned something about a trip, but so much has been going on over here this past week (imagine that) and I'll be darned if I'm going to try and find that needle-message in the haystack-archives. If he doesn't show up soon, I'll be glad to serve on a posse, though.

I haven't been on a soapbox for, oh, a whole week or so now, so...I was listening to a report this morning the "doughnut hole" in the new federal prescription drug program. Now, I don't enjoy paying taxes any more than the next guy (or gal) and think much, too much of my money is wasted, but in a country as wealthy as this it is a sin that anybody--rich, poor, young or old--has to forgo medical treatment or medicine because of cost. It is ridiculous to me that some of us are shopping for new vehicles while our neighbors are choosing which medications they will have to give up. No, I can't find a good reason why every single American shouldn't have every medical advantage available, darn the cost. If we truly are a Christian nation, how can we offer anything less? I don't rightly know. Anyway, it made me darn mad this morning. Thanks for letting me vent. Again.

Y'all have a great day. I'll check back in later.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43209: May I second that vent, Me-They? And add a comment? It's ridiculous that American citizens are having to pay higher and higher costs, so the hospitals can survive after they have supplied totally free care to non-citizens. My DIL is the COO of a 240-bed hospital in Florida, and she said they lose millions on charity cases every year, most of them illegals. My own hospital's labor and delivery unit is always at least 1/3 to 1/2 full of non-paying, non-English speaking illegals at any given moment, and we have a county hospital just down the road - Parkland, where Kennedy was taken after he was shot. They tell us point-blank that they don't want to go there "because I can't get a private room there." They need one, too, when the 27 visitors arrive, at least half of them children under six. It makes me crazy! There, I said it, and I ain't takin' it back!

And now I'm going to have lunch with some dear friends from Mexico City, who lived here as LEGAL, card-carrying aliens for 10 years, whose brilliant son was educated at Notre Dame on a full scholastic scholarship and is now a citizen, employed by Dell. His parents moved back to Mexico about 12 years ago, but are here to visit, and I'll be delighted to see them. I know without even talking to them about it, that they deplore our immigration mess as much as we do. After all, they went to the trouble and expense of doing it right when they came over, and they love and support the US.

OK, that's my say. Next?? Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43210: The soapbox line forms to the left. Line jumpers will not be tolerated.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43211: Morning porch!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43212: Hey, thanks for the "welcome back" and for the song, Auh2o!

Me-They, I think we are living in a scary time and we are going to see some changes we don't like as far as our government is concerned. As far as charity, I remember hearing someone (can't remember who it was) talking about how strong the church was when there was no welfare or government help. Used to be, the church helped the folks that needed help and the church was a lifeline to the community. I think it's been weakened by government assistance, I mean think about it, if the government had not gotten into the business of giving hand-outs to everyone, we wouldn't have many of the social problems we have now (including illegal aliens) and the church would still be the lifeline of our communities. We as Christians would be also be in a better position to share the gospel and bring glory to our Father by our charity to those in need. Now days, people don't need the church when they have the government. Of course, there is no going back now. There are too many needy folks depending on that money (especially the elderly) and its a darn shame that they can't get the help they need. I remember when I was working as a home health care nurse and sometimes our elderly patients would go without needed medicine because they couldn't afford it even with government help (and talk about expensive!!)...by the way, most of them still had their kids living at home with them, receiveing welfare and not working to help the parents! We do have a local church organization that helps folks around here to buy their needed medications. Maybe their is one in your area. I also know what you are talking about Ro, living so close to Mexico, we dealt with that, too but it sounds like things have gotten worse since I worked in Labor and delivery. I hate to sound gloomy but I get the feeling that we are on a sinking ship here in this country. Priorities are all out of order. God help us.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43213: WARREN: I might not be at the porch on time. One of the bar coolers broke, and I've gotta go see about fixing it. I might be there, though. Sorry!!!


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43214: I ment at FRAPPER


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43215: Good Morning Porch!

Boo MSG 43206, I have never actually seen "Everybody Love's Raymond". My Cat is a Long Haired Persian, Black & White, Not Fat, Not Skinny, Just well built and stockey.

Me-They MSG 43208, Not only Poor Horatio has gone missing, but so has Millie. Now we know about Millie's situation, but it's sad to not see her on The Porch.

Romeena MSG 43209, Have a Great Lunch, And Take Care.

Barnwannabe MSG Msg 43211, Morning, Right Back At Ya!

Well I think that cover's just about everything this Morning! Barnwannabe, Remember In 30 Minute's. I'll post When Im there. You do to, to make it easier.

Take Care Everyone! See Ya Later!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43216: Oh didn't See that BWB! No problem. Yesterday was the same type of thing for me.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

July 25, 2006 - Msg 43217: BOO: I think you've got a point to consider, but I don't completely agree. In my mind, the growth of government assistance has given Christians an excuse not to reach out, which in turn creates a greater need for government assistance, becoming a vicious cycle. But I don't think you can blame the social safety net for the decline of the church in society. I look at my own life and think, what's my excuse for not doing more? Even if teh government were picking up 99% of the tab, it's up to Christians to pick up the other 1%. Basically, no matter how many are feeding at the government trough (rightly or otherwise), that in itself is absolutely no excuse for us not to do more. No, I think that welfare, taxes and abuse of them is often our excuse for not doing more. Christ told us that if someone asks we should give teh shirt off our backs--He said nothing about if someone actually needed it. Utilimately, our call to change this world through service and sacrifice has nothing to do with fairness. Thank God it doesn't; none of us would be headed to paradise if it was about what's "fair."

The immigration issue is a difficult one for me, and I have very mixed feelings about it. Sometimes its difficult for me to distinquish my feelings for what is just verses what is good for me personally, and what is in keeping with my Christian faith versus what is in keeping with my patriotism and nationalism. I'll have to save my rant for another day.

Y'all have a great one! I'm watching the kids this afternoon so the Mrs. can take the baby for a doctor visit.


July 25, 2006 - Msg 43218: Hey DWF and BWB. I didn't see you there. I was wondering about MILLIE, too. I hope that all is okay with her.