August 09, 2006 - Msg 43955: Evening Porch, just got a minute, got lots to do before bed & the sad thing is, I'm ready for bed now at 8:30! If I do that, I'll be up half the night. See ya'll in a bit.

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43956: Evenin' Porch,
Just a quick hello to my friends. I'm emotionally, mentally, physically, and sometimes spiritually exhausted. I feel terrible that I am counting down the days until my stepchildren leave. Its not their fault that they are so undisciplined, selfish, obnoxious, and sometimes just down right mean. They were not "trained" properly. I feel so guilty, but I cannot wait until they are on the plane. Sometimes I think it would be easier if we had custody of them because they would always be how we expect them. After days like today where I'm completely mortified to take them in public, I'm ready to throw in the towel. Trying not to feel guilty for wanting them to leave. Well, I'll talk to y'all tomorrow. Gettin' ready to pray!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43957: Go Mavis! Go Mavis! Sweeping right fine!

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43958:
"Hey Colt- What TIME is it?" "It's Howdy Doody's time to start the show, so kids let's go!" Now if only I can remember my Bible verses that well! ha Actually, in teaching summer school years ago, my wife put Bible verses in place of pop song lyrics and it worked well! She's a music major.
also- Clarence Earp is waitin' for ya at the rifleman site!
Don't forget, YOU were the one that got ME hooked on that darn western opiant! ha
Homemaker- great site and pix!
Boo-yes, my doc's a DO, started me on the Gluc. he wants to see how that helps first. Boy, I guess i been here too long, i remember when you used to call Erin 'baby girl!' ha Sean in my daily prayer.
Warren- did you by any chance see the pilot show on the first dvd of tdvds? Very funny with Carl Riener as the dad!
Me-They- what a cute 'Andelina' you have. I think I seen Opie getting the disappearing ink ready!
RO- I will email you and you can just reply! good idea.
"Now Opie, you'll use arithmetic in every walk of life.."

"That's just what the country needs, more eraser clappers."

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43959:
Oh Lucy, next visit, set down the law, the tone, at the outset! It is YOUR house and just tell em it's your rules. Hope i aint coming across to strong, but ya gotta let em know! Hang in there.
May God bless,

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43960: Hey gang!...Lucy prayers..Mil too,hey Colt,my friend mavis!..mdc,dwf,TOM,...Romeena mail me about your project....hey Rev,hm,CHUCK!..poor H,MDC,Goober,QUIET SAM!,COUNTY NURSE!,breakfast will be at Mavis"s house,im gona be early to help.....SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43961: Reading back Lucy......hang in there....SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43962: Hey yall get the pics to Romeena for the porch pics on her great web site!.....Asa where are ya old man?.....this new kitten[Opie] is a HOOT.....wide open then crashes......SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43963: Breakfast in the morning will be on Asa.......whew...Do it right Asa!...waiting on ya!......SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43964: Lucy, you do indeed have a tiger by the tail. Two questions: First, how much backing do you have from their father? Frankly, I don't think the discipline should have to come from you. Second, what would happen if you told their mother, prior to the next visit, that you expect them to have a different attitude and to behave in a civil manner, or you will put them right back on the plane to her? I'm guessing here, but I'll bet she enjoys their absence and might not want to risk that, so might lay down the law to them. Of course, it likely wouldn't do much good, since they probably don't listen to her at all, but if they knew that she knew it would happen, maybe that would carry some weight with them. Other than that, all I can suggest is a leg o'lamb. Why do kids have to be such brats? I know those kids have some serious issues, but there is a limit to anyone's patience. Besides, kids need to learn that everyone - everyone - has problems, and they must learn to cope just like everyone else.

I guess I have a third question. What are their hot buttons? There are surely things that are important to them, which could be withheld when their behavior is bad enough. To tie it back to my second question - how important are the visits, to them? I know Michaela was threatening not to come, but was she punishing you, her mother, or herself? If you hesitated to let them come, based on this year's behavior, would that matter to her?

Just wondering.... --Romeena

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43965: MDC, check your email. You should have one reply and one original message. --Romeena

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43966: Romeena you go girl......SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43967: Don't feel guilty, LUCY, I can't wait for my own kids to go back to school! HA! I love them so much but I am under so much stress so much of the time that I am really looking forward to being able to go and do without dragging children along that don't want to go in the first place. They both were really bored all summer and I couldn't take them places every day. At least in school they have something to do all day.

We took the kids to Chuckie Cheese tonight for pizza and they enjoyed it. One little girl was not happy with the man in the giant rat suit (Chuckie, himself) and I heard her dad say, "That's okay Honey, that's what they have exterminators for". Ha! Can you believe that? So funny, in a sick sort of way.

Barnwannabee, thanks for the explanation. I am wondering what your aunt's beliefs are. Maybe you could use this as an opportunity to find out if she believes in Jesus and is ready to go, so to speak. Maybe the reason she is so mean is because she isn't ready and needs to accept the Lord...just a thought. I am so terrified of the thought of people dying and going to their judgement without having their sins forgiven. As a nurse, I have seen people die that were ready and some that weren't and I don't ever want to witness the struggle of those who aren't ready again. Not trying to scare you, but it is so important to try to find out before it is too late.

MDC, yes, I can't believe Erin is five. She was just a baby when I started sitting on the porch. You have all helped raise her and Sean with your prayers and wonderful advice. It means so much to me that you pray for Sean daily, thank you!

Prayers for your dear wife, Me-They. Those headaches are no fun at all.

Better think about hitting the ironing board. Goodnight!


August 09, 2006 - Msg 43968: Hey Boo how is the house comming?.........SPOT

August 09, 2006 - Msg 43969:
Hello Spot, Ro, Lucy, mdc, mavis, colt, homemaker, boo, M-T, barn, warren and everyone else.

Happy Birthday to "little" boo!

M-T...prayers for Mrs. M-T.

Colt...glad you got that computer going again.

Lucy...just keep your faith and prayers going. I am praying here for you.

See ya all at breakfast.
Have a blessed night..-REV.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43970: Thanks Rev! "Little Boo" was very proud and excited to turn 5.

SPOT, the house is coming slowly. We will get there but it just takes so long. We finally thought we had finished the houseplans but found a couple of things that still need changing. I think we are meeting with the guy that's doing the plans on Monday and hopefully, that will be the last time. I am really getting antzy about wanting to get into my own home, as you can imagine. It feels like our lives are on hold, in a way. We will get there...just not quick enough for me.

Going to bed for real now,


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43971: Morning Porch.

Looks like breakfast will be at Cracker Barrell on me. Get whatever you want and how ever much you want.

Millie, I pray that you and your family are doing ok. My heart goes out to you.

Possum, is your heart doing better? You still walking? Hopefully things will work out with you and your Mom.

Mavis, hope and pray you are doing ok. Them anniversary's can be hard I know.

Boo, Have you guy's picked out a general contractor yet? That is a critical component to the whole process.

Well off to training. I have the same situation as you Romeena. I have to be certified on just about everything any more and that requires re-certifying every couple of years. I am in class anymore as much as working.

Ya'll be good.


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43972: mavis- that sure is an awfully fine sweep you did. i hope you got some rest last night. rev- i think we all need a cyber vacation at your place . a time of fellowship, relaxing, time with god. and your fine cooking. boo,i know how grown up little boo feels, the other day i had the same feeling, ha. seriously our granddaughter brittney turned 6 and of course she thinks she's 21 at times. they sure grow up fast. mdc- i agree , with kids you have to NIP IT, NIP IT, IN THE BUD or they'll end up in the big house where they have just 2 rules. rule#1= obey all rules. rule#2 obey rule #one. no leon, in the big house you don't get any peanut and jelly sandwiches. mdc- i'm barely able to get on here but tell them over at western site that colt still thinking of them. weather seems to change our connections. ro- is that leg of lamb basted in bronze? spot- has it cooled down any at the dog house? breakfast at lucy's, do not ring lucys doorbell if you want to eat. lucy don't anser the doorbell early in the morning. ha. prayers for you lucy. mdc- i like that vacation bible study idea. they love sing a longs. well its time to wake up the world to another beautiful day our lord has created for us. colt

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43973: asa- i tried rocking on you toes, sorry about that. i think i'll join you at cracker barrel for breakfast in case lucy don't answer her doorbell.ha. millie prayers for you. prayers for all in need. colt

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43974: loved the show always a laugh all the time loved it when barney shot his gun off when he put it in his holster or just shot it off by accident keep the reruns on forever

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43975: More terrorist problems this morning it looks like. Thank goodness the Brits were on top of it. Best get to work, got one of my least favorite clients today & I sure am dreading it. Asa thanks for taking us to Cracker Barrel, I sure didn't want to cook any breakfast this morning. That cyber vacation at Rev's place sure sounds great, too bad we can't make it a real one. Prayers for you Lucy thank goodness I don't have children to deal with anymore, my nerves couldn't handle it. I'd be like Ro & have a leg o' lamb in every room. Ya'll have a good day & Act like somebody

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43976: Hmm...a leg o'lamb....I never thought of that...

Morning Asa, we haven't gotten as far as selecting contractor but we are doing alot of homework and talking to many people who are building and even looking at houses that are being built by different contractors in the area. We are trying to get all the info we can before making a decision about anything, then we will move forward.

I was just watching a show on A&E about Polygamy in Utah. Interesting, and disturbing. Do you see much of that kind of thing in your area Asa?

On with the day...!


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43977: Good morning everyone. It's gray here today, but not hot at least. I'm not complaining. It's the kind of weather that makes me want to stretch out on the porch swing and take a mid-morning nap. Y'all mind?

Thanks for breakfast ASA. I've never actually been to a Cracker Barrel. There's not many around here. Are they like Bob Evans? When we go out with the kids that is usually where we end up. The food is good and the prices reasonable. What we especially like is that you can actually order kids meals that have real vegetables and fruit.

LUCY: Sorry for your troubles. If childraising was easy, this world wouldn't have any problems at all. My heart goes out to people like you who put so much into it while you're up against such difficulty, especially when I see some others who have it easy and just ignore their kids. Don't worry, it's not easy and may be frustrating now, but in the end it will pay off.

On a related note, here's a funny bit of commentary I pulled from the local newspaper: "When will children learn right from wrong if their parents are afraid to tell them? Oh, I know there are some touchy-feely, new age parents out there who have never, ever raised a hand to tehir child to discipline them. They proudly proclaim that they are against spanking, claiming the child gets the wrong message. Guess what? You don't have to tell the rest of us that you don't spank youe children, we can tell." So true!

Seriously, though, LUCY, the Lord tells us that if train up a child in his ways that he/she will not depart. You are sharing the Truth and planting that seed. It may take some time to grow, maybe a long time, but it will grow. Your job as a parent is not to create perfect kids, it is to do your best to train up your children to love the Lord with all their hearts. Once they do that, He will work on perfecting them.

BOO: I'm glad Erin had a good birthday. That Cuck-E-Cheese is kinda creepy! Just curious, what kind of stuff are Sean and Erin into? Right now, my son is enamored with anything Spider-man and trucks. My daughter is still into any "princess."

MAVIS: No wonder those Brits do such a good job thwarting terrorists. If we had James Bond, maybe we could do as well.

MDC: I ain't hooking Veda up with anybody who has witchcraft in their family!

SPOT: Don't work too hard today.

COLT: I have a daughter who is sometimes 6 going on 21.

Y'all take care and have a great morning.


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43978: I REALLY should start proofreading BEFORE I post.


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43979: M-T, my son (11 yrs old) is into riding his bike and hanging out with his friends, lawn mowers and anything associated with cleaning (mops, Swiffers, vacumes...part of the OCD), his christian music CD's, swimming at the pool, and some of the pre-teen sitcoms on Disney Channel (he has a crush on Hannah Montana). My daughter is into Spiderman, her two stuffed monkeys (Bingo and Tito), milk, her best friend Ally, and computer games (Sesame Street, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Disney..). She also is into Jesus (she is quick to express how much she loves him..yesterday in the car I heard her tell him!).

Thanks for asking!


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43980: That is so great, BOO. I remember about a year and a half ago, when my daughter was almost 5, she came back from Awana one evening, and, after getting ready for bed, called me into her run. She hemmed and hawed for a minute, then whispered that she had "asked Jesus to come into her heart." It gave me goosebumps. They must have been talking about it at Awana. I know that she didn't fully understand, but at I will cherish that memory.

My son also si starting to want to swifer almost daily (which we let him) and vacuum (which we don't--he just turned three). Still, he pushed the vacuum around and pretends. We're not sure if it's just "something fun" to do, or something more. He loves anything Bob the Builder, Spider-man, and Thomas the Tank Engine. He loves his trains, trucks, tackling his big sister, and anything he do outside. It takes me about an hour to do the trim with our push mower, and he will push his little mower for that whole hour, going back and forth. What do you think the chances are that that will last into the teenage years?

Nora loves her princess stuff, Polly Pockets, her dolls, trying to boss her brother around, reading, doing anything crafty, and playing oustide (if it's not hot). She also loves "Little House on the Prairie." Every night she wants to stay up and watch it on TV Land, and her brother is whining, "No Littlehouseprairie!" We're getting her a season on the big holidays, which she is thrilled with, so it's made shopping for her easy. We've gotten the first two seasons so far (last Christmas and birthday) so we've got like seevn more to go. She is our drama queen.

I'm curious at how Veda will turn out.


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43981: "Run" should be "room."


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43982: My youngest son is into any kind of action figure - if he can create a story, any action figure can play a part. He also loves to look at ebay and see what I can get for him and all of his collections of action figures.

My oldest son loves animals and being outside. He likes to collect matchbox cars and the like.

We have no game station or cube or whatever, so they must use their minds to be creative.

They both also like old t-v shows, TAGS, Beaver, Dukes of Hazzard, A-Team, Knight Rider, Simon and Simon, and the 3 Stooges!


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43983: I didn't mention that the youngest is 8 (going on 16) and the oldest is 9 (going on 10). They are 13 months apart . . .what was I thinking!!


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43984: Well getting ready to head to the old work 20...prayers and hey to all will check in when I get there....Lunch is on alot!...SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43985:
Asa- what do you re-train for, if I may ask?

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43986: Yes, HM, what were you thinking?! ha I think its pretty great that they have each other. I wish Sean had a brother close to his age. He and Erin are too far apart to play together and they both get really bored.

Me-They, there is a good chance that your little boy will still like to mow, but your odds will really increase if you get a riding mower!! heehee
I think its great that Nora likes Little House. Does she have the Laura Ingalls books yet?? I adored them as a child and can't wait to read them to Erin when she is a bit older. I read them to Sean and he even liked them. Very educational and entertaining. You can buy a set of all of them at most bookstores, fairly resonably priced, too.

So sweet about little Nora wanting Jesus in her heart. Children have more faith than we give them credit for, don't they?



August 10, 2006 - Msg 43987:
Boo/Me Thay- You can send your kids to my house ANYTIME to vacuum! Ha (You may have guessed that is one of MY normal chores!)
Spot- MD- where are we racing this week?
More later,

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43988: Thank heavens for DVD's ... we can purchase the Andy Griffith shows on DVD, and all the other ones we love, and EVENTUALLY never again have to suffer through the endless STUPID promos on TV-Land ... plus the new trend of taking a 30-minute show and stretching it to 35 minutes so they can get in an additional 5 minutes of commercials. What a sleazy lousy network --- TV Land ... yuck.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43989: To yuck above (teehee), I rather like the extended commercial time. Gives me a chance to run out and get the paper, put out critter feed, unload the dishwasher, check my email, paint the house, whatever, and still not miss any of the programming. Wonder how TVLand would feel about that?

Had five - count 'em, five - more envelopes in today's mail. That's a total of ten so far. We're nearly there on the project, very close. I'll wind it up on Saturday, before I leave on vacation. Thanks, everyone. You're just the cats!

Well, gotta go to work tonight, guess I'd better see if I can get an hour's nap. Probably not, but it's worth a try. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43990: Storms here at Cobb EMC!...busy dog...will someone fix a bite to eat? ...SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43991: Howdy, porchsters! Just been real busy, getting ready for next week. I'm supposed to be off tonight, so I'll read up on the archives, and catch up on y'all. Ah! feels good to relax. Thanks for all the prayers. I'm doing good, real good. Be back later with more....

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43992: I've got supper, Spot, I made way too much anyway.....meatloaf, mac and cheese, green beans, corn on the cob, and tea. For dessert, peach cobbler.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43993:
Colt- what do June bugs do from July thru May? ha
Boo- It is my privilege to pray for Sean and all porchster family friends etc. As sure as I'm sitting here, I know we'll all meet someday for a great porch discussion in Heaven.
DWF- Have you noticed on tdvds credits that Frank Meyers was also the production manager, as he was for tags. Also MTM was a REAL dancer before the show, which is why she got to dance in several episodes.
Ro- THANKS, but I may miss the deadline!
porch discussion

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43994:
Oops, sure dont know what happened there!
That was little ole me, MDC

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43995:
"Why, lookie here barney, fancy magnetic pins!"

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43996: Good food Mil thanks..still busy here..hey mdc,hm,boo,ro,boo,asa,colt,lucy,m-t,possum,md and all my friends...well all lights are not on!..SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43997: "Don't the trees seem nice and full..."

August 10, 2006 - Msg 43998: Hey all!!!

I'm doing good!!!

Boo: That is a scary thought, I know that if it should happen to me, I'd be ready. I don't rightfully know if she is or not. I hope so, but with her attitude toward all of the family, I don't know.

Thanks to all for prayers!!!

Hey to Spot, Boo, Ro,Mil,Mavis,Warren,Floyd,auh2o,MDC,hm,m-t,Lucy,Rev.,asa, and anyone who forgot!!!

Remember to follow the rules of the rock!!!

Them trees do look full!!!LOL


August 10, 2006 - Msg 43999: That should be "Who I forgot".



August 10, 2006 - Msg 44000: Well slowed down a bit here at work now...Hey BWB,Boo,Ro,hm,lucy.....and all....what ever happened to the old porchsters?..fg,county nurse,quite sam,Chuck...?...SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44001: What, I'm not old enough for ya, Spot?

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44002: HI ALL



August 10, 2006 - Msg 44003: SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44004:
Hello porch family.

Spot...keep those lights on....We lost power today here for about 2 min. and then it went off and on a couple times.

Colt...come on over and we'll just fellowship and eat.
Mavis...I would be nice if we could really do that. Maybe one day we can all set up a porch meeting place that we could all meet. Maybe in the mountains of Tennessee.

Boo...I saw that same program on A&E. That is unreal.

M-T...everybody needs to eat at Cracker Barrel at least once. I love their corn bread.

Prayers for you all tonight.
Jesus loves us....-REV.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44005:
Hello Tom...sorry for rocking on your toe. Did you catch any fish?

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44006: No No one is old and not you Mil, I think you are younger than me!...ment the "Lost" porchster!...Long time members!...SPOT

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44007: I know, Spot, just kidding.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44008: Night Porch!

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44009: Spot, I'm making us a midnight snack......oreos and hot chocolate....ready in 5 minutes.

August 10, 2006 - Msg 44010: Thanks Millie think I will pass on the hot chocolate and pour a big glass of cold mayfield whole milk!...DUNK time!...The Fugitive comes on at 1:30 on TBS..Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones...I have not seen it...gona check it our...All in the Family on TV land all night..can take it or leave it...Yep The Fugitive,thats it,oreos and milk and the Fugitive..all caught up here at work now...SPOT

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44011: Spot, I'm watching "The John Garfield Story" on TCM. Thanks for joining me in a snack. I'm making coconut custard pies and oreo pies tonight.
Is all the power back on now?

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44012: Millie, Im sad to say, but my pie didn't turn out right this time. The first time I made it, I put in a cup of Sour Cream by acciedent, which ruined it. The second time, I did everything correct, but, it turn's out all liquidy. I don't know why, but it dous. Is it supposed to?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44013: Wow! Didn't see that! Oreo pie's? Neat! I don't need a recipie though.

Sorry guy's, Can't respond to all the post's tonight. Way to many since I havn't been here! But I say Hey to everyone!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44014: Well, wanted to say goodnight. It's been a long, full day.

TOM, I just love that poem you posted, thank you.

MDC, it's funny how part of me doesn't want to ever die and leave my family but the older I get, the more tired I get, and the more I look forward to leaving and going home. It is a nice thought that sooner or later each of us will be there together.

Yes REV, that whole polygamy thing is so hard to believe, and is alot more widespread than I thought. How could they possibly think it is ok to "make wives" of little girls?

BWB, I'm glad that you are ready when your time comes. I pray that your aunt can make her peace with God. Are you planning to visit her?

Better hit the hay, gotta get up pretty early and take Erin to the doctor for a needed immunization. Goodnight!


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44015: Here's a poem I wanted to share with you:

When you're weary and worn at the close of the day
And things just don't seem to be going your way,
When even your patience has come to an end
Try taking the time to confide in a friend.

Perhaps he, too may have walked the same road
With a much troubled heart and a burdensome load
To find peace and comfort somewhere near the end
When he stopped long enough to confide in a friend.

For then are most welcome a few words of cheer,
From someone who lovingly lends you an ear
Few troubles exist that love cannot mend,
So to get quick relief, just confide in a friend.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44016: The Fugitive is a good movie so far...Tommy Lee Jones is a good actor...all power is on..great poem Boo and TOM...well movie is back on...SPOT

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44017: Good afternoon everyone. I had trouble getting on the "Mayberry" site this morning, then all of the sudden, poof! I'm on. Did you get bigger wires, FLOYD?

Thanks for sharing your poems, TOM and BOO.

It's a beautiful day here, bright, sunny and 80 degrees. And here I am stuck at work. I think I feel a cough coming on...


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44018: SPOT, "The Fugitive" is a very good movie! Enjoy it!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44019: I have seen The Fugitive but it really isn't my kind of movie - more of my husband's type. I am sure you enjoyed it Spot -

We got rain last nite but the bad storms went south of us. . .sorry for them but not for us.

Tom - my goal is to get you some wrappers but I haven't been to the store in awhile - I have been doing the hit and run at the store in the little town we live near. I am too tired for the Super Walmart but will have to go there soon for the rest of the school supplies needed. I have them on my list to get for you.

Talk to you all later. . .


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44020: Hello to ALL the porchesters. I have been working hard the past couple of days and have not been able to visit. I do miss being able to stop in. I have dropped by Sarahs a couple of times but there nobody was there, guess I was either too early or too late. (the story of my life). My kids start back to school on Monday so we will will have to get back in the swing of things. Much cooler today and rain is expected which is a good thing. Good to see everyone. Prayers to all in need. Have a good afternoon. Big Maude

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44021: MDC: Chad vacuums without it being plugged in; are you sure you want him to vacuum your house? :)

BOO: Nora has read a few of the Little House books, but most of them that I have come across are written for kids with a little more reading skills. Reading is still pretty new to her.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44022: Ooops. Didn't mean to rock your toes, HM and BIG MAUDE. Hey to you!


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44023:
Hello porch...More storms expected here in SC today. We need the rain though. I pray everyone is having a great day. I'll check back in later tonight.

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44024: Our hosting company had problems with our server last night so we were down for a while. They said they have it fixed now so we're back on the air.

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44025: I thought maybe it was just the Mendlebright sisters on the phone again.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44026: Had to go read the archives.

MDC, I am an industrial electrician. I have to have so many hours every year of code and upgrade training to maintain my card. I also have a host of certifications in conjunction with that that requires recertification every 2 to 3 years such as Boom truck operation, skid steer, backhoe/trackhoe, forklift, confined space entry, and at least a half dozen others. The state makes you certify to go to the bathroom around here it seems.

Boo, I'm not by any polygamists that I know of anyway. They seem to be mostly in southern Utah. They are breakaways from the LDS faith for the most part I believe. Some sad stuff going on there.

Millie, are you and your family doing ok?

Howdy to everyone else.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44027: ASA: Are their feet still falling asleep? I wonder what causes that?

I imagine you can tell them that forget to recertify to go to the bathroom by the look on heir faces.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44028: Asa, you forgot to mention the certification required to wear that big toolbelt. Certification to go to the bathroom? You're lucky you get to go to the bathroom. When I worked in the hospital, alot of days we didn't have time to go (no kidding!). Of course I guess we didn't need to go much because we didn't have time for coffee or lunch, and I worked 12 hour shifts AND walked ten miles uphill in the snow to get to work!

Me-They, when I suggested the Little House Books for Nora, I was thinking you might like to read them to her before bed or something. You would both enjoy the time together and the stories.

This morning I had to take Erin for her last immunizations before school and I didn't realize we were 4 shots behind. The poor child had to get 4 at once. I felt so sorry for her because she was scared but acted very brave. She sat very still and offered both her arms to the nurse willingly for 2 shots in each little arm, then she quietly laid her sweet head on my chest and cried quietly for a minute, then she was alright. Precious baby was so brave. When Sean got shots at that age I had to put him in a leg lock and hold down his arms as he screamed at the top of his lungs! Difference between boys and girls, I my sister said this morning, good thing boys to grow up to be the bearers of children.

I have meeting in an hour with Sean's new teacher for next year. I need to discuss some of Sean's difficulties with her before school starts and I am giving her a book that has some short but good chapters of information on his Tourette's and anxiety/ocd. I am reading a book right now called The Gift Of Dyslexia and I am finding out that Sean is pretty textbook in his Dyslexia. It is not going to be an easy year!

Before I forget...I need help on another movie title. Last night, while suffering a bout of insomnia, I was watching an old movie on TCM. It was about several people on an ocean liner who were dead but didn't know it. It was made in the 40's and had a couple of well-known actors in in but I don't know their names. Ring a bell with anyone??

Wow, I have talked long enough!


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44029: I meant: "good thing boys don't grow up to be the bearers of children.." in case you are wondering what in the world I meant. Sorry


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44030: BOO: "Between Two World's" (1944).


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44031: Thanks, M-T. It was a really good movie, I thought. Not exactly correct in it's theology but thought-provoking anyway. Has anyone seen it?


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44032: Howdy, all. Just trying to stay awake and get my luggage packed for the trip to Destin tomorrow. With all the nonsense stirred up by those miserable vermin in the UK, I'm really glad that my son and his wife's dad are driving and carrying all our stuff. They're leaving today, will be here shortly to get my stuff. With the new restrictions, imagine trying to travel with two little pre-schoolers. Scary thought. All I'll be carrying when I board the plane tomorrow evening is my wallet and an insulin pen, and nothing checked either. That fact alone will probably get me pulled out for questioning. I do look like a terrorist, you know.

Rev, I'm listening to that fabulous CD even as I type. Thanks so much! Folks, he is one talented feller! It's just beautiful. Haven't chosen a favorite yet, not sure I can.

Well, my yard man is here, guess I'd better go pay him for this week and next, as I won't be here then. Oh, and I'll wind up our project tomorrow morning before I leave. It has gone very well! Those involved will receive emails with details when I get back home. Hey, I'm a poet!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44033: Hey gang back at work now waiting for the storms....tonight lets go out to eat at the Olive Garden on BOO! that pasta...well let me get settled in....SPOT

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44034: Thanks Romeena...Have a great safe trip...prayers...SPOT

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44035: Olive Garden ain't my favorite Spot, but if Boo is buying I think I can talk myself into going.:)

Boo, I forgot about the most important certificates of all, you're right. The National Association of Toolbelts and Men who Wear them. A very exclusive and elusive certificate. Let's face it, not all fellers look good in toolbelts!


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44036: I love Olive Garden, SPOT. Extra rolls and cheese on my salad, BOO. I might even have a glass of wine with dinner.

BOO: I've never seen the movie but it sounds interesting. Regarding your vacination experience, we have the opposite; our daughter freaks out and son takes it in stride. But, she is a drama queen after all. I won't even dignify that "if men had babies" comment with a comment. Besides, my momma told me not to lie.

Y'all have a wonerful, wonerful (that's my Lawrence Welk imitation) weekend.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44037: Oh, BOO, if you have trouble again with a film title that you saw on TCM, you can check out their schedule (which describes each movie) at their website,


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44038: Afternoon Y'all! Ro,have a safe trip!
Hey Me-They,your little Veda is adorable! I know you are one proud daddy.
Asa,yes,I am still walking. I take a walk around the block every evening.The beta blocker I'm on has calmed my heart down a lot-sometimes I feel sort of dragged out,but the pros are outweighing the cons,so it's all good. Thanks for asking about me.Is your pelvis still rotated? ;)
Oh,guess what? I went to see my mom today. She sent a message by my daughter that I was welcome to come visit her,so I did. We didn't talk much about all that's gone on-I did stress the fact that all this mess was stirred up by my sister and that I wouldn't wish what I've gone through on anyone. I don't think things will be the same with me & my mom (she has said & done some ugly things towards me too) but I'll take what I can get. As for that sister..well,I'm trying to forgive because I know that's what God wants me to do. Problem is,I don't want to do it. Not yet,anyway.
Heard on tv a while ago that Mike Douglas (talk show host) passed away today on his birthday. I used to enjoy his show.Anybody remember him?
Well,better get off computer before the dreaded T-storms come. Lightning zapped a neighbor's tree,her tv & VCR and my other sister's modem. I ain't taking no chances! Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44039: Asa we cant never please you! you can leave the tip..ha ha..hey possum..Me-They lots of cheese and black pepper...storms missed us here in ga...back in a bit...SPOT

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44040: Sure Spot, I'll leave a quarter.:)

Possum, glad you talked to your Mom. That's a start. And I'm sure, given time you'll find it in you to forgive your sister.(((((((possum))))))))
(wow, never hugged a possum before)


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44041:
Thanks Ro...glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for heading up the project. know that ASA...always a complaining! (Just kidding ASA)

I love Olive Garden....Chicken Alfredo ... salad... and breadsticks. They have good raspberry lemonaide too.

So far the storms have missed us today.
Gotta go for now. Everyone take care and be blessed.

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44042:
Evenin' folks. I'll take this rocker richeer!
ASA- are you IBEW? Now that I think about it, I think you said one time that you were. My bro is electrician. You also forgot about your bullet cleaning certification, but i suppose you were waiting for official verification, but dont be gettin no compelsion over it! ha
APB for Poor Horatio! Anybody seen him!
Me-THEY- that's how I vacuum too! ha Quieter that way. Did you order one of them fancy drinks from New Ah-lens?
Boo-sounds like you didnt take your quarter tab last night! ha
Well friends, it's been nice sitting here with ya.
I'll leave a jug of squeezins on the stoop.
Mr Darlin's Cuz

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44043:
Oh, hey to Rev, possum and all. Glad you are making progress Possum. Prayers continue for all.

August 11, 2006 - Msg 44044: So ASA, you are a member of the NATMW? It's such an exclusive club, I am impressed...I've heard they even serve Baked Alaska there (you know what Baked Alaska is, that dessert they made up in honor of Alaska becoming a state)...Boy, wish I could be a fly on the wall at those toolbelt club meetings...must be real exciting!

Hey, Possum! Glad you are talking to your mom. That's a big step right there. Glad you are feeling better, too.

Thanks for that TCM info, Me-They. I appreciate it. I'm glad your momma didn't raise no liar!

The meeting with Sean's teacher went really well. She seems very sweet and the patient kind.

Well, I am pretty tired. It's been a long, full day and HOT here. It was 97 degrees with over 90% humidity here. They said the heat index is supposed to be 108 tomorrow. I went grocery shopping today at about 4 and after putting the stuff in the back of the Suburban, I thought I was going to die from the heat, horrible! On my way home I was can I make it easier to get all these bags down the driveway, through the garage and into the house...I decided to fill Erin's wagon with all the bags and drag the wagon into the living room (that's how hot and tired I was! ha). It worked pretty well except that I couldn't fit everything in, almost though.

Until tomorrow, then...


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44045: MDC, you are absolutely right, I didn't take my Melatonin because I was getting to bed so late and having to get up early and i was afraid I would feel too dragged out in the morning. I should have taken it, of course. I'll know next time.


August 11, 2006 - Msg 44046: Many of you might remember Ellen Burkett (aka Andelina from the old days here on the Porch and Sarah's), a talented artist from the West Coast. She is one of the TAGS fans that donated several items over the years, including beautiful original paintings, to the Mayberry Days silent auction. She now has some cool items featuring her artwork available online!

Check it out- there is something there for everyone!

August 12, 2006 - Msg 44047: Hey Gang..Boo,mwb,mdc,md,dwf,lucy,possum,hm,mil,TOM,Rev,m-t.asa,mavis,goober,Floyd,colt and all! at workand all is quite...watching the 1954 Creature of the Black Lagoon....boy tec has come a long way!....breakfast will be on Miss Sherry at her house then over to her Son and Daughter-in-law"s new house..they closed yeaterday and her Son just finished his first week of teaching History at the new HS....SPOT

August 12, 2006 - Msg 44048: good morning world. lucy- it's difficult dealing with them i'm sure but i found if a person places themselves like your watching a tv program, an observer of life and carefuly measure your responce in one line matter of fact sentences that soon they straighten up. like- it's not essential we get along , nice, but not essential nice though. and leave the room and go onabout your buisness like nothing ever happened. or you know the strangest thing happened, i was going over the budget and i looked real hard and i didn't see your name under things like, oh rent, food, clothes, chruch, electric, water, furniture but i'm sure you just forgot. again walk out and go on like the last few minutes never occured and soon they will begin and try all kind of ways to read you. prayers, hang in there lucy, te next 100 years are the fun ones. colt

August 12, 2006 - Msg 44049: spot- that movie sure takes me back to when i had a lot more vim and vigor. thanks miss sherry for breakfast.congrats on the house closing miss sherry son. history is one of the greatest subjects i know as long as your hear reading about it and haven't become history. ha. the bright note is absent from history and present with the lord is the greatest. possum- time is a forgiving thing and the importance of the trails, troubles, fights seem not to matter much cause we're all just travelers on earth and tose incidences were just bus stops of life. rev- glad your gettig a little down time at home, to visit ole friends and recharge your batteries. we pray and miss you when your gone. mdc- you know that rocker rightcha here is mine, have you been hitting the squessons to hard. ha. whats on your plate this weekend? asa- we seem to be awfuly free with your quarters at tip time don't we? boo- i pray for you to have the strength , energy and patience neede this year. i pray you get some badly needed rest. ro- just pay the man and we pray for you to have a safe trip, we're awfuly fond of you, don't you know. good morning me- they. well time to get on over to miss sherrys for breakfast. have a great weekend. colt

August 12, 2006 - Msg 44050: me- they, you said you have a six year old who thinks she's 21. funny how when they get 21 they tell you they wish they were six. rev- the two things i do adequete is fellowship and eat. your place is beautiful. colt

August 12, 2006 - Msg 44051: TOM= a beautiful and true poem. 519 foot gum wrapper chain, wow. keep writting your poetry and tell gizzmo we painted his rocker a rain bow color so he can find his when he stops by. colt