August 03, 2006 - Msg 43685: Oops, forgot something, Poor Horatio if you are out there, maybe you can help me find some info that I need. I am planning a family meeting to make some decision concerning the care of my parents. I have heard that their assets need to be put in a trust in order to be able to receive their medicare benefits if they care in a nursing home or assisted living, etc. We have made no plans where my parents are concerned (although I have tried) but finally my sister is ready to deal with it. When our house is finished and I move out, we need to have a plan for my folks but I have to find out what is available to them, etc. I guess I will need to find a lawyer but I don't know who I should talk to. I don't want to burden at all but I thought you might have some advice to share (any of you). Sometimes I feel really alone in this, like I am the one everyone is depending on to make decisions but I have no experience in this. Thanks for your support.


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43686: Darn it, I talk way too much. That is the third consecutive sweep!


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43687: Good house keeping BOO...LUNCH TIME!..Grilled Cheese Sandwiches,tomato soup and tater salad...well its the showers for me work at noon...see ya at lunch..SPOT

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43688: Good morning everyone! Another hot one, but they are forecasting relief here on Friday. The temperature is expected to be 100 degrees today with a heat index of 112 degrees, but after a cool front moves through the weekend is supposed to dryer with highs in the mid-80s. Much better.

BOO: Glad to hear that Sean has been doing better lately. Iím sure itís a roller coaster ride. You have a thought there about the eating being a manifestation of the OCD. Check with your counselor about it. If it is the OCD, it may be possible to transfer that compulsion on to something else. Has this always been a problem for him or is it a relatively new phenomenon? Anyway, your family is in my prayers.

Regarding prophesy and whatís going on now in the Middle East, while I believe that we should be attentive to whatís going on, it is dangerous to start putting too much stock in absolute interpretations. Remember all the doubletalk about Y2K that came from some Christian leaders who offered lots of Biblical interpretations that supported that this was ďit?Ē Throughout history there have been those who take a germ of truth and stretch it to extremes. There have been respected Christian ministers throughout our history who have predicted that the end was nighóand it wasnít. When I was a kid I remember a minister we had interpreting the ďbear from the northĒ in Revelation as being the USSR, and at the time it made perfect sense. Of course, now we know how that scenario didnít exactly play out. The Bible is very clear on what it expects of us. I donít believe that God has put information in the Bible only understandable or accessible by a few (donít even get me started about so-called Bible codes); my God isnít tricky.

There are several different views of ďend timeĒ prophesy that all have their supporters in the Christian community. It's always a shame when interpretation of prophesy divides us. I think itís less important to try to pin down prophesy than it is to concentrate on always being ready.

Are these happening in the Middle East fulfillment of prophesy or just more of same? Who knows. But it is sad that so many are dying, especially those on both sides who donít know Christ.

Well, I used up all my time shouting from the soapbox. Iíll stop back later to chat.


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43689: Well, not chat exactly...


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43690: Oh, BOO, I did want to mention that they have all but completely phased out LPNs around here. Hospitals employ "techs" instead, and pays them less. And of course, because they don't do everything that an LPN can, it means the RNs have an added workload. They've even started using techs instead of RNs in operating rooms at some hospitals. The only RN involved is one stationed oustide the sterile area. Not only is this a problem with regard to expertise, but techs are employs of the hospital who don't have the same inherent oath or responsibility to the patient to be their advocate. Don't get me wrong, I know there are some darn great techs, but it's just not the same as having a nurse.


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43691: BOO and anyone else interested in prophesy, check this out:

(Sorry, I don't know how to make a direct link.) Coincidence? Truth is stranger than fiction!


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43692: Hear, hear! Me-They, you are right on the mark in 43688 above - "I think itís less important to try to pin down prophesy than it is to concentrate on always being ready." That's it, in a nutshell.

Things are going just great on our project. If there's still anyone who doesn't know what we're doing, and is interested, email me and I'll tell you. All I can say is - you people are the cats!

The drain cleaner man just left, my drains are now open once again. Whole house was blocked as of yesterday afternoon. No flushes, no shower, no laundry, Eeewww! I called the man, he dug out some tree roots from the main drain, and all is well once again. All that for $79. A bargain, if you ask me.

I'll be out of pocket for the next few days - heading to Fredericksburg this afternoon to spend some time with my daughters and grandsons. Will be back Sunday evening.

Have a great week - Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

"Aunt Bee, call the man. Just CALL the MAN!"

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43693: Have a safe and fun trip Romeena..busy here at work....hey M-T,SPOT

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43694: Morning Porchsters!

Im going to have to dig into some of the archive's here...

auh2o, Im glad to hear that your a "Dick Van Dyke Show" fan! I like Rob's father on it! He crack's me up! I really enjoy the combo of Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke to! I can't wait until I get into the later season's, which are supposed to be even better!

Boo, Glad to hear Sean's doing better!

Me-They, 112? Man, that's insane! You guy's must be used be used to it though!

Romeena, Have fun with the family! You guy's must be a very tight family. You visit alot!

TV Show reccomendation to all porchsters : I think a TV Show everyone would enjoy here on the porch is "Northern Exposure". It's great fun! It's about a Doctor from New York, Joel Fleishman, who is offerd a 5 year contract to work in a small town in Alaska, called Cisily. They exaggerate the town to make it sound great, and he sign's the contract. When He arrive's, he is shocked by how small and primative the town is. Dous it sound bland? I thought so at first to, but once you get into, you will grow to love every charecter. In a way it's simular to The Andy Griffith Show, in that it's a small, freindly town where everyone know's each other. The show is from 1990 and went to 1995. To me this was the last good TV show out there. It dous have mild bad luanguge in the show, and there are a few mention's of S*x, but there is no Violence, and there is no Real bad word's. Check it out, I think you'd all love it.

See ya later porch!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43695: Here's a better description for "Northern Exposure" I stole from Amazon.Com :

Joel Fleishman is fresh out of medical college, and fresh out of luck. Failing to read the fine print in his scholarship conditions, he finds he has no choice but to move to the remote and somewhat eccentric town of Cicely, in the wilds of Alaska. Once there, he is welcomed by the peculiar locals who are not keen to see him go, most especially Maurice Minnifield, the ex-NASA astronaut. Despite Joel's adamant denials, one gets the impression that he enjoys life in Cicely more than he admits.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43696: That is a great show DWF...but have not seen it in it on the network now?..SPOT

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43697: Hey, SPOT, nice lunch.

ROMEENA: Have a safe, pleasant trip.

DWF: That's the point; we're not used to it here in Maryland. It can get hot in the summer here, and it tends to be very humid this time of year, but the heat index (temperature adjusted with the humidity to determine what it "feels like") is about 15 degrees above normal. Thankfully, they are predicting typical early August weather for this weekend.

"Northern Exposure" was a good show. I haven't seen it on cable for a few years (A&E used to show it during the day), but it's on DVD now. Each season comes wrapped in a little parka.

"Everybody complains about the weatrher but nobody does anything about it...Calvin Coolidge said that."

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43698:
Hey Folks

Me-They & Romeena- Can I give ya both an Amen!

1 Thessalonians 5

1 I really don't need to write to you about how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters. 2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. (New Living Translation)

When I was in college I had a professor who would attempt to put down or belittle Christians by demonstrating how "current events" in the Middle East did not jibe with Bible prophesy. Boy, I sat on my hands instead of speaking up. That was about 25 years ago and I still feel bad about not saying anything.

However, those who believe are not of the night but are children of the day and light.

God Bless,

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43699: SPOT MSG 43696, Im not sure if it's on cable anymore. Like Me-They said though, you can get them on DVD, or at least season's 1-4 for now. Season 1 & 2 come in neat, snug parka's.

Me-They MSG 43697, I wasn't aware of that! At least Im not the only one who isn't used to this blistering heat! Well, it's not as hot here anymore, it's only 72/73 today.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43700: To Goober Msg 43603, the address that you posted does not work for me.
To Lucy Msg 43659, yes it's true I spend a lot of time on the computer; maybe 2-3 hours each day. But that's because I love to research things on the internet. You should see my favorites lists!!! I research subjects like businesses, computers, employment, food, health, internet, investments, law enforcement, military, music (especially guitar related), politics, puzzles, real estate, religion, home repairs and remodelling, science, weather, just to name a few. Things I don't do on the internet are play games, gamble, and chat (except for occasional visits to Sarah's and Frappr/porchsters).
To Nate Bracey Msg 43661, first of all, welcome back stranger. Secondly, thanks for posting the Salt Lake City version about that "Mayberry" Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin. Colt was the fist to post about it here back in Msg 43369 (the MSNBC version) and Msg 43564 (the CNN version).
To MDC Msg 43669, thanks for the prostatic calculus natural remedies. I'll remember that if I ever develop the condition.
To TOM Msg 43675, since you said all you get are bills and junk mail, could I send you some of my bills and junk mail? As for writing to a friend who did not write back, how long did you wait? It's possible he or she might be on vacation or even in the hospital.
To Boo Msg 43684, I don't know what to make of it either. But according to prophecy, before the world ends, the anti-Christ is supposed to make an appearance. And then peace will overcome the entire world. I don't see that happening soon.
To Boo Msg 43685, give me at least 24 hours to do that research you requested. I love doing research on the internet. And besides, I know something about trusts because I have one for myself and convinced my sister's family to create one. I even had one created for my mother when she was alive.
To Boo Msg 43686, doesn't three consecutive sweeps earn you the "golden broom" award?
To Me-They Msg 43960, that is shocking news about LPN's. According to my sister, a non-working Registered Nurse (RN), increasing the RN's workload is a major reason that's causing them to leave the profession and cause shortages.
To Me-They Msg 43691, thanks for that link. Unfortunately, not too much information is known about that book that was found since at this time, they can only read one page.

from Poor Horatio

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43701: Matthew ~`24:36


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43702: HORATIO: There are three main views of Revelation, which, simply put, are: the things already happened, they are happening now, they will happen after the calling home of the saints. All can be persuasive, are within the pale of orthodoxy.

Yeah, there definitely is a nursing shortage. In some ways, it's great (my wife's salary keeps going up), but in others it's not (so does her workload). One thing is for sure, at least around here, is that if you are a nurse you won't have to look far for a job. I know that the Mrs. receives unsolicited offers in the mail from other hospitals and opportunities every few weeks or so.

"Calvin Coolidge didn't say that, Mark Twain did....Calvin Coolidge didn't say everything, y'know."

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43703: MAVIS, this is for you, particularly...


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43704: For those of you who don't have a bible or don't have one handy, you can look up the passages that have been posted here by clicking here. This site has lookup capabilities for over 50 bible versions. You can search by passage I.D, or keyword, or subject.

from Poor Horatio

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43705: Thanks PH, I keep a Bible next to the computer. Irishter likes to give me verses.
Hey, if anybody wants to see my new website, go to Let me know what you think.
Got a lot to do this afternoon, but I'll be back later. Anybody going to Sarah's tonite?

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43706: I can try to come to Sarah's.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43707: Cool, MILLIE. You're making me hungry! I'm only about three hours from you; maybe the Mrs. and I will go on a roadtrip this fall and check out your food.

I love that site, HORATIO, and use it all the time. Thanks for the link.

Well, I've eaten up enough of FLOYD's server space for one day (sorry), so I'll sign off. Oh, FLOYD, I do have a question for you. The quote at the top of the page invites us to "go down to the drugstore to get a bottle of pop." Is this a quote from the show? I thought they usually remarked about going to the filling station for a bottle of pop. Just one of those trivial trivialities.

Y'all have a great evening. Stay cool, and remember prayer time at 8:55 p.m. EST.


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43708: Hey Millie, If it isn't to much of a pain, Do you have a simple recipie for Banna Cream Pie? Im enjoying homemade dessert's now!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43709: Sorry, "Bannana".

O.K. Im gone to Floyd. Used my post limit as well.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43710: Sure Warren, if we chat tonite, I'll type it up then, if not, I'll post it here later.
ps. that pie is my best seller!

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43711: Supper menu:..grilled salmond,rice,baked taters all the trimmins...tea...back in a bit busy here at work...SPOT

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43712: To Boo Msg 43685, below is the information you requested.
Before you go to see a lawyer, you need to become familiar with some legal terms and definitions.
Click here to get a brief overview of probate, wills and trusts.
Click here for more detailed information. Under Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts, examine the following subjects: PLANNING 101, WILLS, TRUSTS, LIVING WILLS and MORE TOPICS. After clicking on MORE TOPICS, examine the following links: POWER OF ATTORNEY, HEALTHCARE POWER OF ATTORNEY and LIVING WILLS THE BASICS.
Click here to learn about Long Term Care Planning issues from a lawyer and certified senior advisor who not only practices in Texas, but is also a senior citizen himself.
Click here to see a web site ad from a Houston Texas lawyer who not only specializes in estate planning, but focuses on elder law (senior citizens). This is no way a recommendation for her since I know nothing about her. But when you decide to search for a lawyer, seek one who not only specializes in estate planning, but also in elder law.

from Poor Horatio

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43713:
Evenin' folks!
Boy, that Poor Horatio is quite a 'cyclopedia for half a boy! ha
BOO- My mom and dad set up a living trust. In AZ it is still very easy to do sans the lawyer. They just went to a financial planning inst*tution and set it up. Both still have to have all their faculties, so they can sign etc. Not sure of your folks situations. It cost them about $150 to set it up in the mid-1990s.
TX may be a bit different of course.
Colt,Spot < MD- racing at the Brickyard this week!!
DWF- Love the scene in DVD ep one where Rob enters the kitchen and says "look, see everything is fine,'s bag on table. DOCTOR'S BAG ON TABLE!!" HAHA
Colt- remember the days when all it took was a white sportcoat and a pink carnation??
Here's another good Bible site
One thing for sure, we're closer today than we were yesterday! (:
Anyone seeing Taladega Nights?
Boo- Shaggy Dog is PG I think.
APB for Charlotte TUCKER, QUiet SAM, DIXIE and others. We miss ya!

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43714: Good Eveining Everybody!

Poor Horatio, you sure are a great helpful guy. Not everyone would go out of there way to help like you do.

Millie, Might be easier if ya post the recipie here if ya can.

MDC, That scene kill's me to! Another line I like from that episode, is where Rob's mother sais, "It's not really a what have you, it's more of a What Is It?" HA, HA, HA, HA! Pretty funny stuff!

Have a fine supper everyone!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 03, 2006 - Msg 43715: Wow, Poor Horatio, thank you so very much for the information. You are a great help and I need it!

Me-They, don't ever apologize for posting often, I love your post and look forward to them very much on weekdays. I have heard alot of various teaching on bible prophecy and sometimes feel ashamed to admit I just don't know what is going to happen (except that some day Jesus promises to return for me). I just need to concentrate on being ready and sharing the gospel....I think there is a verse that says, "..occupy until I come".

Hope Ro has a nice time in Fredricksburg. It is such a great and historical town (started by German immigrants) and the home of Admiral Nemitz. There is a great WW2 museum there.

Better think about going to sleep. I have to get up at 5am to drive to Houston in the am. Have a good night!


August 03, 2006 - Msg 43716:
Hello good to see you all.

M-T...I agree with you 100%. Good advice. have a safe trip and we're praying for you.

Millie...I'll check out your website when I leave here.

Hey Spot, we gonna have a late night snack tonight? I just bought some home-grown watermelons that I can bring.

You all have a great night and remember that nothing is to big for our GOD!

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43717: Hey gang!,,,,,,,,,,just checking in...SPOT

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43718: WELL.......gone to bed..........SPOT

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43719: Night to everyone!

Sleep Tight, and sweet dreams!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43720: Hey to all!!!

I sure hope that ya'll are all okay!!!

Hey back at you auh2o!!!

Good night, and prayers to all!!!

Lucy: Yes, I do own it.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43721: Me-They, the quote and all the text at the top of the page is directly from the ORIGINAL Taylor's Front Porch that "Frank" ran way back when. I just used the exact same text. --Floyd

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43722: Good Friday Morning all.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43723: Mornin' Y'all! Asa,you sure are up early! Practicing your act for the Gigolo Club? You're not cooking breakfast are you? SPOT!! Ro,got your address and something from me will be there when you get back from Fredricksburg. Thanks again.
Y'all have a good Friday and be careful of what food you find on the Porch this morning. Spot!!We need ya! Hurry!
possum under a rock

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43724: Morning porch family, Hope all is well this morning. Breakfast is at Shoney's and I am paying!! Don't be late. see ya there Big Maude

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43725:
Boy you ladies are awful bold this morning. Just stopping by to say hey before heading out to work. Cooled off some here, thank goodness. Back tonight, oh M-T thanks for the link, goes to show you size doesn't matter one bit.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43726: Good morning everyone! And a little bit cooler one it is today. It's going to be in the low to mid-90s today and everybody's acting as if its a regular cold front. Goes to show how all things are relative (except, of course, the Truth with a capital "T").

I ran across that article on police dogs and thought that you might enjoy it, MAVIS.

Thanks, FLOYD. I was just curious.

HORATIO: I agree with DWF; you do go that extra mile for us. Action speaks louder than words.

Thanks, BOO. I tend to check in on the porch for a minute or two every two to three hours while I'm at work. Usually, I can think of something to say. Imagine that.

If you're paying BIG MAUDE, I'm ordering the big breakfast.

Hey to ASA, POSSUM, BWB, and anyone else on the porch this morning. I'll stop back in later.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43727: Mornin' Porch,
I need some prayer today. Yesterday was my most stressing yet with my stepkids. I woke up early to take Michaela to horse back riding camp. We got caught in traffic and she was spazzing. After she got there everything was fine while I went and got school supplies for all 3 ($200!). I went to hubby's office to pick up Nicholas and Bryson. I had them called over the intercom to be in hubby's office. Neither of them were. I had to walk around a 10k sq. ft. office for them. Consequently we were late to get Michaela. I had to go to the bank & Nicholas complained. Hubby mentioned to me that we could go with him to Disney World next weekend (he has a conference there), but all stepkids would start school 2 days late. That upset Michaela and then Nicholas said its because of his Mom and if his Mom asked Michaela to put a 9 mm to his Dad's head she would. Well, that upset Bryson. Next thing I know they are all crying in Kohl's trying to get shoes. Once that stops there is a tooting contest both inside Kohl's and the car! I was humiliated. I told them to stop and they laughed at me. Then, Michaela was conspiring with her Mom not to let them go to Disney. I dropped them off at Bryan's office, came home, and cried while eating ice cream and watching TAGS. I have all 3 today and within 5 minutes of hubby leaving they were fighting. I have to take them to the library and farmer's market today. Please pray that I can handle them and pray for their hearts.
By the way, I LOVE Northern Exposure. Its out on DVD if you're interested. I may try to purchase a season or two.
Boo- Good Luck with your sister.
Millie- I love your site. Hubby's going to be in Richmond in Sept. If I can come with him we'll stop by.
Mavis- Have a nice day at work.
Me-They- If we're all right with God, then to me it doesn't matter if the end of the world is coming. I have got to read more of Revelations about all of this.
Possum- I'm glad that you are doing better. Gotta keep that ticker tickin'!
I know that there are others I should mention, but I need to get a shower and get out the door. Y'all have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43728: HI ALL.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43729: Tom - I know you love doing gum wrapper chains and I plan on sending you some but have you tried doing latch hook? I thought it might be a good hobby for you. . .

Lucy - hang in there girlfriend - you have all of us supporting you with prayer. . .


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43730: Good Morning Porch Freind's!

Lucy, Sounded like a tough day. Hope today is much brighter and happier for you! Glad to hear you Love "Northern Exposure"! If you purchase One Or Two Season's, Go for Season 3 or Season 4. They have the best and most episode's. Season 1 & 2 come in neat sleeping bag's though, if your interested in those. Guess they had to stop makeing the sleeping bag's, Probally to expensive to make them for all the season's.

Possum, What ever happend to that ****SMILES****? I hope your still a Happy Possum!

Asa, I enjoy being an early bird to, but I wish I could get up early every morning! When Im off like this, I just can't get up earlier then 8:00.

Tom, Im glad you have a hobby you enjoy! People think Im insane for my DVD and CD Collection! If you enjoy it, keep on doing it!

Hey to Homemaker, BWB & Me-They and anyone else who's been by today!

Be back in later....

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43731: Well hey all..back at work now...back in just a bit...SPOT

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43732: Thanks for breakfast Maude...hey Lucy,ro,boo,m-t,dwf,bwb,hm,colt,asa,mavis,mdc,md,goober,Rev thanks for the water melons.....hey to all of yall...supper menu:Ribeye steaks on the grill and lobster tails,baked potatos with all the trimmins,salad,green onions,grilled mushrooms,sliced maters and tea....maudes slaw..SPOT

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43733: Happy Friday everyone!! It's actually cooler here today, only 88 for once! Hope ya'll are doin good. My mouth is already watering for Spots supper tonight. Lucy, prayers are going out for you dear. Sounds like you could sure use them.

Hey Milie, I checked out your website, we have a couple of places here by the same name. Must be why the food is so good. But now I didn't see any pounded steak on your menu.. ya know just something you might wanna think about LOL

Ya'll have a good day. Love and prayers--Salty Dog

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43734: good afternoon honeys and dears!!! lucy matthews- prayers for you and your family. i agree that only god knows when the lord will return. there are those folks interested in bibical propecy. homemaker- great knowing your well and a rockin with us. tom- god made us all different with different special talents and hobbies. you are a great writter and all you can do is pray for them to have a change of heart. mdc- shootings in mesa, az? tommorows cookout at your house. big maude, i missed breakfast again, sure sounded good. rev- prayers for you and your ministries. we miss you when your gone. possum- almost missed you there. keep them straight. poor haratio- thanks for all the sites you share. mdc- a white sports coat , a pink carnation, actualy could take a date out in a car instead of strolling as today. remember gum foil making balls to shoot in rubber bands and sling shots? i quess we'll have to make our own sling shots . hi- spot, me-they, deputy ferguson and the rest of the porch. colt

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43735: What. . .Millie. .no fortune cookies . . .and nothin covered in gravy. . .

Looks like leftover Frito pie at my house and some leftover sloppy joes if the Frito pie is all eaten. . .nuttin fancy here!


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43736: Hey there colt - didn't mean to rock on your toes. . .

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43737: floyd- what ever happened to the site of wallys filling station? can we draw up old postings from that site? where can i get still pictures of wallys service station inside each section and outside? i'm wanting to redo my work shop into wallys. colt

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43738: Thanks to all the people who posted those kind comments about me helping out with your questions. Internet research is a passion with me.

To Millie, I have examined your web site and have some constructive suggestions to offer you. I hoped I could catch you over at Sarah's last night to explain them to you. I was in Sarah's around 9:15pm eastern all alone and signed in as Guest. Unfortunately, I got bored waiting so I opened another window and started doing some research. That's when you popped in. You asked if anyone was here, and when you got no response from Guest, you left. Sorry I did not see you until after you had left. I wish there was an audio sound that activates when someone arrives. We can try to arrange another chat session or I can post the suggestions here. What do you prefer?

To TOM Msg 43728, when I return soon to the US, you will be receiving a big shipment of gum from me. Can you use bubble gum wrappers? I ask since bubble gum is usually wrapped in a wax paper rather than in paper and foil like other gum.

from Poor Horatio

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43739: floyd- is there a wallys filling station chapter? thanks for all you do your the cats!!! howdy to bwb, asa, deputy ferguson, millie, salty dog,bwb, . colt

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43740: Poor Horatio and Millie, I don't want to get into a thing that me and BWB, did, but when is the usuall chat time? Im sorry to ask, but I just want to clear it up so I know for sure. I didn't wanna say anything last night, but after reading the last post by Poor Horatio, it seem's like everyone was a little mixed up.

Millie, what's the website to your restraunt? I'd love to see it!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43741: Ok ya'll I need some help, I just tried to get into Sarah's chatroom, and kept getting a message saying class conference not found.. any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty sure my browser is Java enabled. But my computer is kinda slow so that may be it. Thanks--Salty D

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43742: Good afternoon all.

LUCY, you certainly have your hands full. I'm gonna bump you up on my prayer list. Don't get discouraged. And remember that someone is usually hanging around the porch if you need some support.

HOMEMAKER: When you are gonna have time to sit down on this here porch and have a good chat? Don't work yourself into a frazzle now.

Hey to HORATIO, DWF, COLT, TOM, SPOT, SALTY, and the rest of you folks.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43743: Afternoon Porchters. Friday afternoon at that.

Hey Colt, in regards to the Filling Station web site you were asking about in message 43737, I believe Floyd made it off limits as a link from any of his web sites because there were interlopers in there posting bad stuff. He does not run that board so he couldn't clean it up, but did not want to affiliate with it so dropped it as a link. At least that's what I think happened.

I just need to say this now
Warren and Barn wannabe, when you guys first came on here to the porch there seemed to be a lot of problems. I thought at first you were trouble makers and playing games with us all. But as you both have become familiar with how the porch works, you have become fun to have around and have made me rethink. I am sorry if I came across mean to you during those early times, but I really did think you were interlopers that was playing games with us. As of late though you have settled right in and become one of us. Thank you for your efforts in that regard.

Poor Horatio, allow me to also heap praises on you research efforts. You do a great job in that.

Salty Dog, you got any of them Asalty Dog 2001's sittin around? I could use one.:)

Homemaker, are you doing better? Hope things worked out ok for you.

Well best get back to work. Got to be good and hungry for Spots dinner.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43744: Afternoon porchesters. Hope all is well. Just returned from watching my sons football scrimmage
so I thought I would sit down and cool off for a minute or two. SPOT, I have the slaw ready. How about I bring strawberry shortcake for dessert?
Looking forward to the ribeyes! See you at supper. Big Maude

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43745: Poor Horatio, thanks for offering constructive criticism on my new site. If you're available tonight, I'll go over to sarah's at 9pm est.....if you can't make it, just tell me when you do have time. You're a peach.

Lucy, good to hear from you! We been missin' ya, girl!

Asa, I'd like to second what you said about BWB and DWF. They are a welcome addition to the porch. I'm glad they stayed through the 'moulage'.

Oops! Kids are screaming.....back in a few with that recipe for DWF......


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43746: Warren, my site is at

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43747: MILLIE: My biggest problem with your website is that you don't tell us where to click for free samples.

ASA: As much as it pains me to do so, I agree with you. I do have a question for both DWF and BWB, if it's not too personal; how old are you? Just curious.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43748: Me-They, I hope you don't have a grudge agenst me. I am only in my early 20's. Thank you for the kind word's Asa and Millie. I guess at first when I got here, I was i-mature and overly sensitive. Im trying my best to fit in.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43749: DWF: No, of course I don't have a grudge against you. Frankly, I'm old enough not to have the energy to hold a grudge for very long even if I wanted to. And and I have no reason to want to. You're a-okay with me. I was just curious about your age because I really had no idea.

"Sensitive? Who said I'm sensitive?"

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43750: Warren, I've said it before, I'll say it again. You have fit in very well, and I like you. Like M-T said, you're A-okay with me.
Here's that recipe you asked for:

Banana Cream Pie

1 box of instant banana cream or vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz Cool Whip or other non-dairy whipped topping
1 large banana
1 graham or chocolate graham pie crust

Mix pudding and milk with a hand mixer for 2 minutes. Add sour cream and mix another minute. Add Cool Whip and mix until thouroughly blended(about 2 or 3 minutes). Put half of this mixture in pie crust. Slice banana into quarter-sized pieces, and place in a single layer over pudding. Spread the rest of the pudding over the bananas, and chill for 2 hours.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43751: Well, y'all have a great weekend. I'm off to the Y over at Mt. Pilot. Yep, gonna get me a corner room. They have a great breakfast special from 5 to 6 a.m.

Take care. See you Monday.


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43752: asa-thanks for thr info. ifnow i hope floyd gets a chanve yo answer my second question, he's great about that. sounds like we'll fill up at spot's tonight. big maude- to go with that strawberry short cake i'll bring a refridgerated rental truck full og tubs of cool- whip. i feel an old fashion spot party tonight. after we eat our fill, we can have a cool whip throwing party and head for meyers lake to rinse off . DWF AND BWB- your both gret additions to this site and remember that since we range in different ages and backgrounds there will be posts you don't agree with but none are mean spirited just like mayberry had a diverse groupof people who loved each other- we do the same here. usualy most of us answer posts that we have somrthing to say and acknowlege the restof the porch. hope this makes sense. soap box built and imploded. see you at spots. colt

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43753: Millie, Thank's for that Recipie! So by a Box of Pudding, do you mean four pudding's? Like the mini crate's you buy at the grocery store?

Thank's again! Im sure I'll love this one! Just like I loved that Srumpcious Cocunut Pie Of your's! Mmmmmm, Mmm!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43754: Lighting the grill gang...sizzle....steaks in about an hour...SPOT

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43755: Evenin' Porch,
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We went to a friends house today so I had a few hours with the kids in their pool.
DWF- If I get the dvd's I will take your season suggestion.
Millie- That pie sounds delicious. I don't make too many desserts because they don't last in my house, but I may try that one.
Spot- I'm a vegetarian, but the rest of my clan would love a steak!
Asa- I think your apology was really sweet. Good job!
Dixie- Did you find a job?
Me-They- You have a good weekend yourself. Is Veda sleeping well?
Boo- How are you today?
Colt- Still getting used to that name. Do you build many model trains?
MDC- I heard they have the Phoenix murderers in custody. Do you think it'll stick?
We're gonna watch Cheaper by the Dozen 2 in a bit so I'd better get the house ready. I try to have all of my clothes washed and ready to fold while watching the movie. Idle hands and all that. Y'all take care!
Blessings to you and yours,

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43756: Hey to all!!!

Hope all is well!!!


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43757: To Deputy Warren Fergusen Msg 43740, I scheduled chat sessions for Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm eastern, 8pm central, 7pm mountain and 6pm pacific times. Whenever I can make it, I'm usually there within the first 15 minutes. I start out by visiting Sarah's first. Then depending on how the session is progressing, I will also check in at Frappr as well. As I posted once before, I'm not much of a chat person. I'm doing this to help prevent chatting here on The Front Porch. Also, if anyone asks to chat with me on any other day or time, I will try to accommodate them.
To SaltyDog Msg 43741, click here to go to Java's test site. Then click on VERIFY INSTALLATION (under the word DOWNLOAD). Then click on the red and white VERIFY INSTALLATION. If it indicates you don't have Java installed, then follow the installation instructions. If you do have Java installed, then provide me with more information. Include what kind of PC and browser you are using, and tell me what links you click on to get to Sarah's.
Thank you to Asa Msg 43743.
To Millie Msg 43745, I will try my best to make it over to Sarah's tonight at 9pm eastern.
And a Hey and howdy to everyone else here.

from Poor Horatio

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43758: Hey Y'all! Had to chime in on what Asa said. I felt the same way (thinking DWF & BWB were interlopers) and actually made myself scarce around here when they first came on the Porch. But,now I feel like I've got two younger brothers-always wanted a brother-now I have 2! You guys are part of the family here. Just wanted to say that and I'm heading back under my rock now!
Oh,this is for Warren: *****SMILES*****
possum under a rock

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43759: Me again- Mavis,I emailed that address to you.Just wanted you to know. Oh,I made sure to turn the bold off this time-sorry about leaving it on this morning.
possum under a rock

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43760: Hey ya'll!!!

Sorry that I was so breif a little while ago. Had company.

I would like to thank Asa, Millie, Me-They, Colt, and anyone else for your kind words!!! That really means a lot to me, as I'm sure it does Warren.

Thank you all!!!

M-T: I am in my late 30s, and I have a question for you: What did you mean when you said "It pains me to do so"??? I hope that you aren't still mad at myself, and Warren.

Thanks alot, and see ya'll later!!!


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43761: Warren, by BOX of pudding, I mean go to the cake, pie, sugar aisle(not the dairy case) and get Jello brand instant pudding in a's a powder, you mix it with milk.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43762: Oh o.k. Thank's Millie! I'll let you know when I make it! I think it will be sometime this week, but not sure yet.

Possum, Im glad to see that ****SMILES**** Back!

Horatio, I can try for Sarah's on Sunday! It's been awhile since we talked old TV with each other! Hope it turn's out!

See ya later!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43763: lucy- i know what you mean about the name, i change it more often than i do cars or even fill one up. i really was going to change it to wally since we both smoke a pipe now and then, both make appearances now and then. dwf and bwb, are you having fun at spot's party? cool whip tub toss begins in five minutes. last one in meyers lake gets to clean- up the mess. possum- how is the world treating you? duck mavis here comes a tub of cool whip right at you. oops, asa i didn't see you there. nice duck mavis. colt

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43764:
Hello porch family...we finally got a little rain today here in SC. But the temp was still HOT! Dang hot!

Lucy...I'm praying for you even as I write this.

Millie...Great site. Hopefully I can stop in one day when I pass through that area. Also Mrs. Rev copied the pie recipe so maybe I'll get to try it soon. should be getting something real soon in the mail. man...that was a great supper. Were those lobster tails left over from my Maine trip?

Maude...that slaw set the supper off just right. And that shortcake put the finishing touch on it all.

Well I think I better go to bed after eating all that. You all have a great night and remember that Jesus is our everything!

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43765:
Well, no Glenn Ford movie tonight at the Grand, so thought I'd set here for a spell.
I wonder how many germs we pick up from public computers at the library? Just a thought.
Colt, keep that slingshot holstered, or we'll have Inkin, Blinkin and Nod to care for! ha
We'll have to nickname DWF and BWB Brett and Bart! Western folks will know!
Lucy and all, they did make two arrests, but I'm still not sure they got the real culprits. Will have to see.
Prayers for everyone tonight. Keep my nephews and all troops in your prayers.
Millie, thanks for the info, looks good!
Hey to Big Maude, Spot REV TOM and all.
APB for Goober, Fred goss and others.
DWF- Any 20 year old interested in TAGS and DVD and has such a passion for the good of the old shows, tells me that your generation can indeed still see thru all the junk that is out there today! Good for you!
Hope Ro's trip goes well.
Have a good one, no squeezins now, ya hear! ha

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43766: Rev you can't go to bed after eating all that food, you'll have bad dreams. colt I might be old, but I can still duck when I have to. hehe possum thanks for that address, don't know where my brain has been lately, over-cooked in this heat I think. BWB & DWF I agree with everyone else, ya'll are doing great now & I for one am proud of you. Anyone else watching the Contender this year? I like the new format they have this year. Oh, DWF let me know when you make that pie, I'll be over to taste test it for you.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43767: Didn't see you there MDC sorry I rpcked on yer toes.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43768: I have found the neatest site By Ways USA lots of "just because" things on there. Thought ya'll would enjoy it too.

August 04, 2006 - Msg 43769: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are doing well! MDC...I'm right 'chere...but thanks for the APB!

Just finished whoopin the family in's good to be a financial genious. :-)

Hope everyone has a great evening...and I'll try to catch up on the archives. Hey to's always good to see you on the porch...


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43770: Ooops....almost forgot...someone said something about not being able to get to my website...gonna post it again.

Let me know if it's still an issue!


August 04, 2006 - Msg 43771: Hey Goober! Always nice to see ya stopping by! I enjoy Monopoly to!

MDC, Thank's. I enjoy Old TV To much! Im not going to blabber on about it because y'all know How I am on that subject!

*Mavis, don't worry, you'll be the first to test the pie! Ha, Ha.

Episode # 3 of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" tonight! Can't wait! Im really starting to like Rob's Parent's, and especially Buddy! He's very funny! Mary Tyler Moore hasn't broke through yet, but appertly in episode #9 she finally dous!

See ya!

Deputy Warren Ferguson