August 07, 2006 - Msg 43867: Afternoon, porch friends. Just got back from the dreaded oncologist appt., and the cancer has spread again. Multiple lesions in the liver as well as significant bone involvement. So, I start chemo in about a week, as soon as they can install a new port.
Thank you for the prayers, folks, it really helps.
I'm still digesting all this new info, and I'm sure it'll hit me soon, but right now it just feels kind of surreal.
More later, lots to do, people to call......

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43868: Swishhhh!!


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43869: Thanks Possum...hey to all...the Funeral went very well, he was a big Blue Grass fan, another co-worker from my friends church had his blue grass group there and sang Religous songs , it was just great,know he would have been thrilled..well lets go to Millies to eat...SPOT

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43870: Oh My, Millie!
I am so sorry! Is there anything that I can do? You are on my prayer list. How has your family dealt with this? If you ever want to talk we're here!
Spot- I'm glad that the funeral was a success.
Me-They- Sounds like little Veda is doing well.
Poor Horatio- Hopefully I'll have time later to use the link.
Romeena- Glad you returned safe and sound.
Sterling- Good luck on your house.
I need to unload the groceries. I needed to lock myself in the bedroom for a bit, but here comes one of the kids. Y'all take care!
~Lucy Matthews
"You think its hot now"- Atlanta Street Baptist Church-isn't that true!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43871: Howdy, had my dr's visit today and the doc said she saw a pigmentation on the optic disc on one of my eyes? They are sending me to an eye Doc tommorrow. I'm not sure if it is something to be concerned about but I'm afraid to look it up on the internet for fear of scaring myself! ha Anyway, my appointment in at 3pm tomorrow. Prayers, please. Thanks.

Millie, have you heard the results from your last scan yet?


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43872: Millie, I just read your above post. I am praying for you and am so sorry you are having to go through this. Please lean on us as much as you can. We care.


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43873: Oh, my! Millie, I just read your post, and want you to know that I'm praying for you. I'll contact some friends as well, and get you on the prayer list at my church, and my SS class. I'm so very sorry that you're having to go through all of this, and want you to know that you're loved. --Romeena

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43874: Boo, thanks. You too, Lucy. And I have a feeling I will need to lean on y'all. Maybe that's why God brought me here to the porch. Y'all are such a blessing in my life.
Thanks again.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43875: Sorry I rocked on your toes, Romeena, and thanks. All prayers are appreciated. Also, I need an addy to send you something by snail mail, Ro.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43876: Lucy Matthews, I think you're locking the wrong one in the bedroom. I'd lock those self-centered little knotheads in their rooms and leave them there until they could learn a little bit of kindness and consideration toward someone who is only trying to help them. Michaela has it made - she's learned how to play you and her dad against her mother and get what she wants with threats. I'm basing these comments on your post from the second archive back, haven't read the most recent archive, so things could be different now. Anyway, those kids, like all kids, will go exactly as far as you're willing to let them. I know, it's harder with step-situations, and I have no personal experience there, but I think any kid responds, however grudgingly, to consistent discipline and high expectations. OK, that's my piece, right or wrong. --Romeena

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43877: Hey Millie, I am so sad to read about your reports. You have my prayers for healing and for comfort. I will add you to the prayer list at my Church also. Stay strong and keep the faith.


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43878: Thanks, Asa, I am definitly leaning on God right now for extra strength....he's never let me down.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43879: I'm scared. I'm worried about how my husband and mother can take all of this. I worried about the kids handling the added stress. I'm worried that I'll become a burden to my me, give me strength, God to know what to do.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43880:
Well, I just got back from my doctor and he said I am about as perfect a specimin of a human as possible! Ha, Ok, maybe NOT! (: Just rying for a little humor in it all. Actually, it looks like the diagnosis is arthiritis!
I need to read the archives, but on the serious side, I will definitely be praying!
Millie-I hope you get the best of treatment, and we will send up our best prayers and fasts.
Ro, welcome back and right on with your comments. I hope dear Lucy can be super nanny!
DWF- you probably saw that I meant TDVDS ep EIGHT and not 2 with Allen Melvin guest star spot.
Also, you will notice that they start off calling MTM "Laurie" then about ep 6 it is Laura and Laurie, then about ep 10 it is Laura from then on.
One of those little things that didnt get set at the start.
Well, I better go read the archives.
Hey to asa.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43881: Evening Porch. Been a hard one today, 2 years ago today, I lost my dear Mother & it hurts as much now as it did then. Worked like a dog today to keep my mind off it. Will be back later when I am in better spirits, but Lucy go to AKC and check out the breeds especially checking Toy Dogs & Non-Sporting Dogs, you might also check the local shelter for small dogs. Not all of them are yappers. In all my years working with dogs, these breeds come to mind as yappers. Chihuahuas, Yorkies, Dachshunds (this I know first hand, my 2 never seem to shut up. Now not sure about Asa's Barney.)Toy Poodles, Miniature Pinschers to name a few. Maltese are not overly yappy, Papillons, Boston Terriers, Pugs, seem to not bark alot. Just a few to help you with. More later.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43882: Evening porch family, Prayers to Millie, Boo, Mavis, MDC and eveyone on the porch. Millie I am so sorry you and your family are having to go through this. Please know that we all care about you and are praying for you. Let us know if we can do ANYTHING for you. Hey to ASA, SPOT and Romeena. Thanks for taking care of the project Romeena and for posting the pictures for us all. I will try and send a better picture of myself later. Big Maude

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43883: Oh Millie, I wish I was there to hold your hand and pray with you in person. It must be so hard, so much to think about. I would like to pray for you now...we are there with you in spirit...Dear, Good and Forgiving Lord, I love you so. There are so many things we just don't understand and it even makes us angry sometimes. I know you understand. It is hard to suffer and to see those we love suffering. Life can just be so hard to bear. I want to talk to you about our friend Millie. I don't know all that she needs, but I know you do and I know what kind of God you are. You said you came to give us life, and that more abundantly. In the times we can't understand, please hold us close to your heart and give us your peace. I would pray for your healing in Millie's body and comfort to her soul. I pray that you would remind her of how you are able to care for her family and children. Give her peace in this truth. Give Millie strength and even your joy which can make her strong during the trials she is going through. There are so many with needs but our Millie is very important to us and we pray fervently for her, bless her life and family. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43884: Amen.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43885:
Sterling, yup, it is my wife who calls it the waffle iron Made boo laugh a while back and now she uses it.
Spot-m y sympathies to you. In my prayers.
MD- Jimmy Johson in the lead! Good brickyard race.
Colt- one saying we used a lot was "Let george do it!" Also "Ive told you a MILLION times!
Well, God bless the porch and God bess America!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43886:
Boo, I just read and prayed along with your prayer! Thank you Jesus!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43887: Yep, I almost accidentally said it to the nurse today, MDC.

Here is an uplifting verse for Millie:

Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all thine iniquities,
who healeth all thy diseases,
who redeems thy life from destruction,
who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
who satisfies they mind with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:1-5

Millie I have a very dear sister in law named Linda, who we prayed for here on the porch. She was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago. It started in a tonsil and spread to a lymph node. She had radiation and surgery and is ok right now but she held on to that verse like crazy. I even had it done for her in caligraphy and framed and she had it with her in the hospital. I pray that the Lord would give you a verse from his word that would become a living word of faith for you as you endure this trial. God's children always are victorious, we just don't know how long it will take. Love you,


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43888:
Millie-Please know that we are praying for your healing and for comfort while you heal. Boo's prayer was right on the mark. God Bless you and your family and please put those thoughts of "burden" out of your head.


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43889:
Millie...And I too stand in agreement with Boo's prayer. You have a lot of folks praying for you and your family!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43890: Thanks, folks. 'Whole lotta prayin' goin' on!

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43891: Hey gang just got done mowing?...hey mil,auh2o,mavis,mdc,possum,boo,ro,colt,hm,bwb,dwf,Asa[my buddy],prayers for you Millie,Boo too,Lean on GOD millie...he will pull you to the top! Asa behave yourself aat breakfast tomorrow:Cracker Barrell on Home Maker!!..get a stomach full..SPOT

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43892: THERE S A WAY




August 07, 2006 - Msg 43893:
Welcome back Ro. So glad you had a safe trip. You should be getting a package in mail soon.

Colt...One of our sayings after a meal was " That meal was so good that it would make your tongue beat your gums to death."

Boo...prayers for your eye appointment tomorrow.

Everyone have a good night and remember that JESUS loves us! See ya at breakfast.

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43894: Absolutely beautiful and timely poem TOM..thank you.

Thank you for the prayers, REV...I really appreciate it. I always say that the best way to bless me is to pray for me (or my friends and family).

You are all such dear friends and I am thankful for each of you today. Hope you all have a peaceful night's sleep,


August 07, 2006 - Msg 43895: Well Ro you are right!...Hey Boo Rev,mwb,dwr,Lucy,..thanks TOM as always...Spot here

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43896: Romeena I just read Rev'S that our project?...SPOT

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43897: Mavis prayers for you........and all..SPOT

August 07, 2006 - Msg 43898: Good Night Everyone.

To tired to answer everyone tonight.

Millie, please take care. Im praying.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43899: hey gang.......SPOT

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43900: Berakfast menu:..bacon[kinda crispy].egg"s your ay 3 for Asa...grits,hash browns with cheese...toast apple butter and coffee,and milk...SPOT

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43901: Hey Spot can ya make some bisquits & I'll bring the molasses? Prayers for you Millie hang in there girlfriend, we are here for you. I'm off to work again this morning, dadgum it. Floyd just why don't that censor catch THAT dirty, four-letter word?? Work is one for sure. Colt one of my Mama's most often used phrase (especially when talking to me) was I'm gonna wear you out! that was usually followed up with a trip behind the woodshed. Another favorite Don't make me stop this car! My Papaw used to say Good Night, Sleep Tight & don't let the bed bugs bite and my Granny had one too Rise & Shine! usually at 6am when she was ready to get the day started. And all my family uses you beat ever'thang, you know that? Now, I'm off to work, ya'll stay cool & I'll see ya tonight. Oh & BWB that Matt that is on your friends list at Frappr is the guy that started it, he adds himself to everyone's list so you can ask him questions or such that you might have about the site.

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43902: millie- my heart and prayers go out to you. our oldest granddaughter is 22 and started her on buisness and now has stage 2 cervical cancer. nice sweep millie. god has a plan for each of us. spot- thanks for breakfast. asa- i hear is going to bring a loaded goat to breakfast, mind you that is just rumor and i'm not about to spread one. glad your freinds funneral went well. i explained a funneral to our kids when they were young and asked, here in the midwest we have what is called a june bug, very short life span, then it lands sheds its skin and leaves an intact body thats empty. i explained that is just grandpas shell you see for hes with jesus. tom- another beautiful poem. hope you have a great week. boo- may the lord place his hands on your eyes and heal them. my prayers are with you. auh20- sounds like quite a stir in your area, in conneticut old joe is on the ropes today. will they just go get barry goldwater and end the fued? mdc- good seeing you. our daughter brought some things from an estate sale for me. a howdy dooddy coffee cup attached to a big bust of howdy doody. also a laurel and hardy dolls in bib overhauls that talk when you pull the string. rev- i like that saying. our decatur, illinois paper on sunday had a full page on the taylor home. mavis some good ones. like i hope you have a dozen kids and there all just like you. my dad use to say, old age is a hefty price we pay for wisdom. remember, the early bird gets the worm. which was a quaint saying however since i don't like worms or backyard birds for breakfast what's thepoint. ha. dwf- you got the school crossing covered this morning? school may not be in but practice keeps one alert. i think i'll go take a nap and see if i can get good at it. good morning lucy. colt

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43903: Millie,you are in my prayers. May God Bless you and your family. We're all here for you and we love you friend.
possum under a rock

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43904: Good morning everyone. And it is a good morning, too.

MILLIE: I, too, am praying for you. I don't have anything much to say that hasn't already been well said by our friends, but I will suggest that you take care of yourself. Don't work too hard, and lean on others when you should. The Lord will take care you you and your family.

BOO: Prayers for your eye appointment today. Let us know how it goes.

LUCY: The problem with kids is that if you really on them getting tired of playing you, they will win. They just have more energy and time to concentrate on agravating their parents! And we're no spring chicken anymore. Prayers for peace.

MDC: Sorry to hear about the athritis. My grandmother used to call it Arthur and talk about it like it was a person or something.

Nice poem, TOM, and great verse, BOO.

Prayers for you, too, MAVIS, as well as POSSUM and others. Isn't it great to have such friends? I know I feel blessed.

I'll check back later gang.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43905: Sorry for rockin' on your toes, COLT and POSSUM.

COLT: I said a littel prayer for ole Joe this morning. I may not agree with many of his positions, but he seems like stand-up guy who is not afraid of sticking with his convictions. He refuses to tow a line he doesn't agree with, or to say something just to get re-elected. Frankly, I wish more politicians had his ethic. Anyway, that's my opinion.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43906: Good morning, folks! Just got home from work, thought I'd drop by the porch on my way to the ironing board. Spot, to answer your question in #43896 - Yes, probably he's referring to his participation in the project. If you were asking if he was referring to the end result, no, that's not done yet. Don't you just love all this mystery? If I've gotten you totally confused, use email and we'll clear it up.

Colt, I'll be praying for your granddaughter. Can you give us her first name? Hmmm. Cancer. Now there's a dirty word if I ever heard one. Back in 1979-80, when I was fighting it, I told my husband I thought it sounded like it should be scrawled in black letters on a restroom wall. Was that really 27 years ago? And yet, here I am, through the intervention of God, through prayers of friends, and the skill of my doctors, skill which I believe to be God-given.

OK, off to bed. I'm pooped! And gotta go back tonight, oh joy. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43907: My prayers go out to Millie - I am so sorry and like the rest of the porch. . .we are here in prayer and in spirit.

Colt - I am so sorry for your granddaughter. It must be really difficult for you all to deal with that as well.

I used to tell my boys when they were younger that a casket was a Jesus bed. That you rode up to heaven and when it was opened - you would get to meet Jesus face to face. It didn't seem so scary to them and they accept funerals for what they are. It is so much more reassuring when we know they will meet Jesus and that there is no pain anymore.

Mavis - I also would suggest Boston Terriers - Bandit only barked at bugs (wasps mainly) - very rarely did you ever hear him 'cept when he was snoring.

My mom and dad would both tell me that they had a half a day's work done by the time I got out of bed. . .which would be 8 o'clock in the morning. Now I call them early and find them still in bed - sometimes at 6.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43908: HM: At some point, the parent and child exchange places.

COLT: Ditto on the prayers for your granddaughter. I missed that one in your post.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43909: thanks for the prayers for danelle.. i believe in ecclestiastes chapter 3= there is a time and a season for everything including peope so i just encourage her, make her laugh and leave it in gods hands. you know one thing worked well in the service- we would pair as prayer partners and give the partner a verse, all day it would bug you until you looked iy up/ the other partner would do the same. just a thought. lunch at gizzmo's, su[[er at charlotte tuckers. see what happens when folks don't show up for awhile? like andys girlfreind, house full shows up and the host or hostess are clueless. colt

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43910: my prayers go out for MILLIE,BOO,MAVIS and Colts granddaughter

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43911: To Millie Msg 43867, after reading that news, I was stunned for a moment. Sure this is a setback, but you still have alternatives.
Ever hear of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America? Click here to visit their site. There you can talk online with an Oncology Information Specialist to discuss treatment options. You can also click on their links to learn more about these cancer treatment centers. The nearest one to you is in Philadelphia, about 250 miles away.
Also, click here to learn about online support groups.
Click here to view a letter from the co-founder of H & R Block company. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and beat it. Read his words of inpsiration.
Finally, I'll be over at Sarah's tonight at 9pm eastern if you like to talk. If you need to reschedule for another time, just post it here.

To Me-They Msg 43858, you are most welcome.
To possum under a rock Msg 43860, I still think that policeman was wrong listening to the sister and not asking your mom directly. If that even happens again, be sure to remind the officer that the sister is not the owner of your mother's residence so she has no say as to who stays and who leaves.

To homemaker Msg 43861, thank you for those kind words.

To Deputy Warren Msg 43862, thanks for the milk shake recipe.

To Me-They Msg 43864, here is more trivia about the television show "Emergency". Bobby Troup (Dr. Joe Early) not only was married in real life to Julie London (Nurse Dixie McCall), but he also wrote a very famous song called "Route 66" that was a big hit for Nat King Cole back in the late 1940's.

from Poor Horatio

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43912: Oops, sorry Millie but that last link I posted for you in my previous post does not work. Here it is again.
Click here to view a letter from the co-founder of H & R Block company. He had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and beat it. Read his words of inpsiration.

from Poor Horatio

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43913: I'm sorry to hear about your diagnosis, Millie. We are praying for you.
I also agree with that letter that Poor Horatio linked too. Doctor's don't know everything, as they are not God(although some think they are). I believe that God gave us will and the brainpower to use that will for a reason. Our brains are more powerful and have more influence over our bodies than you may think. That is not downplaying prayer, because prayer and hope are a big part of using that inner strength that God gives us.
And I am a living example that prayer works. My example is not so much a life or death situation(for the most part;)) but never would I have imagined that we actually would have moved back to my hometown(especially not twice) and got out of an increasingly stressful situation. Never, never, never! But yet, after many prayers from the porch and through my own, here I am back here. So, we are going to keep praying for you, and you do it too, Millie!

-Sterling Holobyte

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43914: Evenin' all. See you tomorrow. Chad's b-day today--he's three.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43915: Afternoon Porch Family,
Its another hot one here today. I wonder if it'll ever let up. I took the kids and their friends to the pool a little while ago. It was so refreshing.
Happy Birthday Chad! 3's a big number for a little boy. My favorite years were from 3-6. They are so into learning about things. Plus, you really find out their personalities because they can speak better. No more whining and pointing going on.
Colt- I am sorry about your granddaughter. I will be praying for her. She's so young. I guess it doesn't matter what age you are when you get cancer. My sister, several years ago, was only 26.
Romeena- You're right about locking them up. Sometimes I really want to, but I can say that I'm changing or using the bathroom and stay in my bedroom for a few minutes. I'm just so thankful that hubby's not trying to get custody right now. I understand that living with their Mom is the reason they are undisciplined and selfish, but I really don't want to get them now. There's very little chance that they're going to change at 12 & 10. The ground has been laid. I'm praying that their Mom keeps it together and can take care of them until their older.
Mavis- Thanks for your suggestions. We're going to look around Christmastime and get Bryson one then.
Hey to Sterling, Millie, Boo, DWF, BWB, Homemaker, Spot, Possum, MD, MDC, Goober, Tom, and everyone else on the porch.
Gotta run and take the kids friends home. My laundry and dishes are a mile high. Don't ya hate leaving them dirty? Anyhow, see y'all later!

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43916:
To Millie, I have found some great medical links that I wanted to post here, but some can't get past the Front Porch's word size limit censor. So I will post just the basic URL and tell you how to navigate to the appropriate web site.

First click on Cancer. On the right hand side of the page, click on INTERACTIVE TUTORIALS. Then under SURGERY and TREATMENT PROCEDURES, click on CHEMOTHERAPY. This will give you access to a Chemotherapy tutorial.

Next click on Cancer. On the left hand side of the page, click on NEWS. Then click on HEALTH NEWS BY TOPIC. Then click on the letter C. Scroll down to the Cancer subjects and click on the following links: CANCER ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, EXERCISE EASES CHEMOTHERAPY SIDE EFFECTS and CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY.

Next click on Chemotherapy, a self help guide.

Finally, click on Chemotherapy - how it works and what to expect

from Poor Horatio

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43917: Those look like some good site, PH. You are very kind to list them. Any of us could need them someday.

I can't stay long. My eyes are still dilated from the eye exam but wanted to tell you that my eye is fine. Doc said it is a congenital pigmentation on the disc that I was born with, nothing to worry about. I also still have 20/20 vision. Pretty cool for a 44 year old. Thanks for your prayers.

Prayers for your granddaughter, Colt. Thanks for sharing it with us so we could pray for her.

I am having a tough time with Sean today and have decided to increase the Paxil. His anxiety is getting over the top and school hasn't even started yet. It's been stressful.

Better go rest the eyes,


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43918: To colt Msg 43902, sorry to just learn about your granddaugther having cancer. She is just starting out as an adult and to have to deal with cancer is so sad. But since so many others have beaten cancer, there is hope for your granddaughter. I will add her to my prayer list. And sorry I didn't catch your post sooner.
You might want to check out the links I posted for Millie since they would apply to your granddaughter. See my messages 43911, 43912 and 43916.

from Poor Horatio

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43919: Hey Everyone!

Boo, I agree, Horatio is extremly kind to all these thing's for us.

Millie, The Pie is chilling in the fridge right now!

Lucy, Swimming is very fun in the Hot weather!

Colt, Im sorry to hear that. My prayers go out to him.

Mavis, Make sure your here for the pie testing!

I'll See everyone later.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43920: Hey all!!!

Just home from FL.

Had a 3 day vacation of sorts.

I'll go catch up on the archives.



August 08, 2006 - Msg 43921: M-T: I would like to correct you on something that you said in MSG:43864. No offense to you at all, but you were incorrect in what you said about Julie London being married to the actor who played Dr. Kelly Brackett on Emergency. She was married to the man who played Dr. Joe Early, in real life. On the show, it was portrayed that she, and Dr. Brackett were dating, but she wasn't married to him in real life. I mean no offense to you, I just wanted you to know, cause it sounded as though you were a fan of the show. I am a HUGE fan of Emergency.

Here's where I got that from:

"Former band leader Bobby Troup, who played surgeon Joe Early, was married to Julie London, who played Nurse McCall, in real life. She had previously been married to producer Jack Webb."

I hope that this has been helpful to you. Once again I mean no offense to you.

Hey to everyone who said hey to me, while I was gone.

Hope that you are all doing well, and God is making your prayers come true.

Hope to be back in full porch rockin' by tomorrow.


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43922:
Hello porch family. So many prayer needs. Thank God that we have each other.

Colt...prayers for your grand-daughter.

P-H...thanks for all the research that you do for all of us.

Boo...we praise God for the great report.

Ro...get some rest.

Prayers for Mavis and Possum...Still praying for you also Millie!

Spot...see ya at breakfast brother.

Everyone have a great night. Sweet Mayberry dreams. Be blessed!

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43923:
"What you talkin' 'bout Willis!" Oops, wrong show! ha
Colt- Prayers for Danelle! God bless you and yours.
Banjo Jerry and DWF get to flip the rare buffalo nickel to see who gets to be the crossing guard! ha
M-T-- I know Authur Itis well! As long as it aint Bill W! haha
Homeaker- I think youve seen too much Star Trek! teehee
Sterling- Way to GO bro!!
"This is gonna hurt me more than it will you"
Ro- I still didnt get the email.!? Oh well, guess it anit menant to be.
have a great evening!

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43924: Good Times, every time you need a... Sorry, MDC said What ya talkin' bout willis, and I thought of that.

Good times is another show that I consider to be "Dy-no-miteeee"!!!LOL!!!


August 08, 2006 - Msg 43925: Evening folks, been busy today and have not dropped by so checking in before bedtime. Hope all is well tonight. Millie, Mavis and Boo and colts granddaughter, you all have been on my mind today and are in my prayers. Even though we have never met, I feel you are my friends and have you on my mind as I go through the day. May God grant you the healing and peace needed to deal with each of your individual situations. All of my porch friends have become special to me and I appreciate knowing you all. Been HOT today but some severe thunderstorms rolled through about 1pm and about the time I came in from work the power went off. We needed SPOT in a big way. I could not cook dinner so we were "forced" to go
out to eat.:) Yeah for me. You guys have a good night and hopefully I can check in tomorrow. Prayer for all. Big Maude

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43926: That is so nice, Maude, thank you. You and my other porch friends are very important to me, too.

Welcome home, BWB. I didn't know you took a vacation, good for you! I know you needed it.

MDC, I am sorry you are dealing with I know you have probably heard of REALLY helps my parent's arthritis in a big way. They both take it everyday.

Happy Birthday to your little boy, Me-They. My little girl turns 5 tomorrow.



August 08, 2006 - Msg 43927: Hey gang!..Boo,Rev,possum,dwf,bwb,colt,hm,brother Rev I will see you and all,lucy,mil,sterling,horatio,m-t,CHUCK?,TOM,fg,county nurse,quite sam,sazam,mavis,gosh all of yall...Breasfast menu:Fried eggs over med,center cut ham,hashbrowns,[with cheese],grits,bacon,[crisp],bisquits with white milk gravy,[salt and pepper],.....gosh and a tear from my roll of papar towels!.....ready at 7 est time SPOT

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43928: Boo HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your daughter!..SPOT

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43929: Big Maude get some slaw made for lunch and supper please....gosh its SO good.......SPOT

August 08, 2006 - Msg 43930: Awww, I just saw Veda's picture in Ro's album. How pretty she is! Sweet thing. She has so much hair already. My babies never had much (they take after their dad).


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43931: It's 5;44 and the kids are already fighting this morning. Stayed up and watched Dog get married. Too late a nite and tooo early of a morning!


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43932: thought for the day::: A THOUGHT OR PRAYER MAY TOUCH THE EDGE OF OUR LIFE WITH LIGHT AND GRATITUDE... good morning homemaker-

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43933: the above was colt, comp

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43934: prayers everyone- computer acting up. colt

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43935: Good morning, all. Just got home from work (again) and have a few minutes before I have to go to a CPR recert class. We have to renew every two years, and mine is due. I have better things to do today, but oh well.

MDC, I sent it out several days ago. Just sent it again. Has your email address changed? The mailer demon isn't sending it back, so I can only surmise that it's a good address. If you don't get it this time, email me so I can doublecheck that address. I think you have my address.

Well, I think I'll try to grab a couple of hours of sleep before going to that CPR thing. I'm pooped. Incidentally, if you want a hot stock tip, take it from me. Buy Pampers! People are having babies at an alarming rate! I can only hope that they'll all be as loved and cared for as our current porch babies will be.

Have a great day, everyone! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43936: Morning was it Dog the bounty hunter?...hope yall liked breakfast...Romeena will you dry while I wash?..[dishes that is]...well I have to work tonight at 10 for 8 then 16 tomorrow and week in 3...[did that make any sence?}....wel anyway prayers to all ,hey boo,asa,possum,mwb,dwf,Rev,TOM,m-t and all...and I probably should read the archives more careful but will ask again Ro how is our 'Project" coming?....later guys..and gals..lunch is on Boo at Micky Dee"s...SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43937: Good morning everyone. And a gloriously cool, dry morning it is!

ROMEENA: I can barely afford to buy diapers at the prices they are charging, much less buy diaper stock. Here's a tip for new parents, though: never use Luvs or Huggies on a newborn. Pampers are the best.

BOO: Thanks. We like her. All the kids were born with hair like that and kept it. That means if we have any more kids, they likely will be born with more hair than their father. Every morning I wave goodbye to more and more of it. Glad that your eye exam went well. I read your post about the Paxil. If it helps, great. Happy birthday to your daughter!

HM: We watched Dog get married, too. That was too tragic about his daughter. Imagine such a loss on your wedding day. I have watched the shopw a few times, but the Mrs. never had and found it strangely compelling. So my kids aren't the only ones who start arguing about the time they open their eyes some mornings?

BWB: Yeah, I actually caught my mistake when I read HORATIO's post, but didn't feel the need to call out my mistake. Thanks! (Just joking.)

Chad had a great birthday. Thanks everyone for the well wishes.

Prayers continue today and every day for those who need them. Talk to y'all later.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43938: Good Morning Porch!!!

I have some well, good/bad news. One of my evil aunts that I told you about recently had surgery, and has taken a turn for the worst. I want to feel saddened, but I keep thinking of the years of torment, and meaness, and it makes me mad. I guess I am sad that she's dieing, and mad that she was so mean to me. Oh well, life is to short to have sorrow.

Boo: Thank you for saying that, and you're right, I did need one!!! Happy B-Day to your little girl, also!!!

Spot: Hey back at ya!!!

M-T: Glad to know that I could be of some annoyance to you!!!LOL!!! J/K!!!

Well, later!!!


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43939: What is this "Dog" of which you speak?? I have no idea...

Thanks, Me-They, I think the Paxil is fine for now but I regret what I put Sean through trying to wean him off. It's been a tough summer. Sometimes I feel anxious about it, the kid seems to have so many problems, but then I think about how much worse it could be and what some other parents have to go through and it brings things into perspective. I sometimes tend to brood over his future because of his difficulty in school but I know God has a plan for his life and I try to remind myself of that. Besides, there are many things in life to be learned bedsides just "book learning" and Sean is good at learning other things and even gifted in other areas (like all dyslexics seem to be). God can use those strengths. It's just hard to watch your kids struggle, even though you know it can be good for them. The kid is a super hard-worker. He keeps my dad's acre mowed and trimmed and keeps all the floor clean around here. He sweeps and mops at least 3 times a week (what else could a mother want? ha). Anyway, thanks for letting me talk about it, I needed to give myself a pep talk.

Well, better get some of the chores done. I'll chech back later,


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43940: Hi, BWB, we were posting at the same time. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my little one. Hope you have a good day,


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43941: BOO: Just remember that even though you may make what you consider mistakes (they may not be, y'know), you are doing your best. And I know that you pray about it, so you have a great counselor. You're right about God having a plan for Sean. I didn't have anything quite as bad as Sean does, but looking back now I can't believe how far I've come. As a kid, I was often backwards emotionally and very shy, and had many problem in elementary and middle school. I know now the OCD and anxiety were disctating much of my behaviors, but back in teh dark ages I was just "different." And that got me picked on sometimes. Things got better in high school, and by the time I went to college you'd never know I had the social problems that I did earlier. Even though I still struggle a little bit, I think my family, freinds and coworkers would agree that I am a pretty well-adjusted, "normal" guy. So, you never know how these things will turn out.

Dog is "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on A&E.

Glad you enjoyed your vacation, BWB, and sorry to hear about your aunt. Sometimes these things do cause mixed emotions. Remember that its ignorance of True Peace that causes much of the eveil in this world. Try not to hold someone's ignorance against them.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43942: Okay, so I was pushing it about being "normal"...



August 09, 2006 - Msg 43943: Morning Porch!

Millie, I screwed up on the pie. Instead of adding 1/2 cup of Sour Cream, I added 1 cup Sour Cream. Im sorry! I think Im going to make another one today though.

BWB, Tough situation with your aunts. Knowing me, I'd probally be thinking what your thinking. They are your family though, and deep down, and maybe very deep down, Im sure they love you. It's probally just barried very deep inside them. Sort of like Frances Bavier. There are terrible story's about her, how she cursed Andy Griffith and Ronny Howard, and how she had her freak out's on set. But when she was dyeing, she showed her nice said to Andy, and apologized to him for her rude behavior over the years. Just thought that would be a good example for ya.

Boo, Happy Birthday to the little one! Im confused though, how many kid's do you have? I know one is Sean, but Im not sure about the rest. Just wondering.

Hey to Me-They & SPOT! Sorry if I missed someone here today!

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" is starting to get funnier. Last night was episode # 5, and they stated to look a little more comfterble working to together. They are still breaking in though, that's for sure.

See ya!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43944: Boo: Hey to you!!!

M-T: Thanks for that wise word of reason!!! That does make sense, as does what Warren said.

Warren: Thank you for what you said, and that is a very good example. She is so mean, that she actually has tried to run people over before. It's terrible, but I'll think of what ya'll said.

Beautiful day here in Alabama!!!

Hope to get some stuff done today!!!


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43945: Thanks Warren, besides Sean I have a 5 yr old daughter. I used to talk about her more when she was younger because she was one of those kids who got into everything! She is calmer now. She is a beautiful little blonde angel (most of the time).

BWB, do plan on going to see your Aunt before she dies? I was thinking that she might have something to say to you if she is able to....

Better go,

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43946: Oh forgot to thak you Me-They for sharing some of your past and for the encouragement concerning Sean. It means alot.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43947: Boo: Here's the deal...She is the oldest of my father's siblings. She had surgery to repair something, and she almost bled out. She had 2 surgeries that day, that was about 2 months ago, now she is not healing properly, and she's bleedding a great deal. When she had her surgery, I went and saw her, and she was nice, then I learned that she was doing bad things when she got home.

My other Aunt, called and told me to go see her, or call her, cause she doesn't have long. I might drive over there. I love her, she's just so mean to me.

I hope that that explained my situation in more depth for you Boo.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43948: Hey everyone. I aks all of you to put the Mrs. on your prayer list today. She has been suffering from severe headaches every evening for almost a week. She thinks it might be caused by changing hormones, but she used to get migraine almost every day until she got pregnant with our daughter and is fearful of a return to that. So, I'd be obliged if you would put in a good word for her. Thanks.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43949: M-T: I will certainly pray for her.

This is a joke, strictly: To rid of them again, she might have to get pregnant!!!LOL

Just a joke!!!

I'll pray for her.


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43950: Hey all...whew..HOT here in georgia!...been outside doubles thu and fri at work..that will be a break from this heat...Supper Menu:grilled bbq pork chops,mashed taters,boiled cabbage,greenbeans,fried green maters ,Boo"s tea and my hot peppers...and a pie from Millie.and Big Maudes slaw...SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43951: I'll bring my appetite, SPOT.

Thanks, BWB.

Y'all have a great evening!


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43952: Been a long day at the homemaker household..took goats off to the butcher this morning - that's the reason for the early rising.

I was saddened to see that Dog's daughter had died - although I don't often care for his use of language - the man has a good heart and wants to do what is right by his children and to other people's children.

Please check my website - I added some fair pictures today.
Sorry - don't know how to link you.

Take care - it is time to do chores. . .


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43953: well i'm back up and running. this morning in the middle of my post, a sign came up low power. then everything locked up. i told mrs colt to change the batteries on the computer. ha. me- they, i'm with you on spots supper, don't know what the vittles are yet cause i work from last post upwards but eating i can handle. spot- how hot is it? boo- sounds like sean and i have a lot in common we're both seet angels most of the time.ha. bwb- some people are mean spirited and again maybe she's scared in either case you'll rest better if you are nice in her last days, then you'll have no reqrets later. like our freind rev sings, forever is a long- long time. romeena- i know you passed your cpr class with honors, cause that's the special person you are. try and get some rest. homemaker, isn't it strange the younger we get the bigger those late night movies makes the mornings come quicker? mdc, charlotte tucker, mary wiggins, goober, gizzmo where is you? remember computer key boards are like piano key boards. you hit one sour note and watch the big mouladge errupt. ha. see you at spots. colt

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43954: You are so right colt - and a cure for mean spirited people - kill them with kindness, look what it did for Ben Weaver. (another one of my parent's sayings)