August 15, 2006 - Msg 44165: Who sang it - "I want to be there in that city, oo oo oo ooo"?


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44166: Looks like I swept - at least I cleaned something today. hm

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44167: Journey did, HM! That was my high school prom theme song. Kinda dates me, huh?


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44168: HM: Can I make a comment about schools? While I commend our government on many things, the President's "No Child Left Behind" left common sense behind. Now, more than ever, teachers are teaching to tests and calculating scores. Here in Maryland, recess is a thing of the past in public schools (many elementary schools offer NO recess anymore, and some have cut back on physical education as well). History has become a step-child in high schools (there's no test for that so it gets the heave-ho). You're comments are exactly correct. Teachers aren't statisticians or baby-sitters; they're teachers! I could go on, but I won't...THis really gets my dander up, can you tell?


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44169: Stones, Fat Bottom Girls...thats a good one,hey Boo,sterling,lucy,m-t,colt,possum,ro,asa.....and all...what about "Play that Funky Music White Boy" hit wonders..hey yall I ordered that "70"s" pack...12 or 13 CD"s from time life...its GOOD....lunch will be at subway on M-T...SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44170: Gosh, didn't mean to start a moulage with the school business, and give homemaker a headache in the process. Sorry, guys.
Public schools have become a sticky subject in recent times, haven't they?! Seems it would work better if we just reverted back to one-room school houses, taught the three R's, and left it at that. I think the Amish have it right: just teach the basics; forget about teaching kids how they should think; and let the parents raise the kids, as it should be.

Subway sounds good, Spot. I'll have the roasted chicken breast on white, with cheese and olives.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44171: Moulage? What moulage? I love a good moulage every once in awhile. Actually, STERLING, I think public schools have always been a sticky subject. A few years ago, there was a big controversy (well, a bigger controversy than usual) regarding funding of schools in my county which got a lot of play in the local paper. Schools here are funded through the county property tax. Anyway, in the midst of all that I was doing some research that involved looking through late-19th century issues of one of the local county newspapers. I was amused to find articles and letters to the editor throughout the 1870s and 1880s complaining about taxes and schools, and what was being taught there. (The public school law was passed in Maryiand in the early 1870s.)Seems some things never change!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44172: SPOT: CDs? You mean you didn't order the set on 8-track tapes? :)


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44173: Yall want believe this...I still have a 8-track with a 8 track and probably 200 all works fine...its also an 8-track recorder...meters and mikes....but where in the world would ya find a blank 8-track?...supper will be baked chicken,peas,cream corn,turnip greens and cornbread,tea and big maudes slaw...SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44174: Just waiting for official verification

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44175: Boo- There's an interesting article on about candida. It didn't mention anything that I saw so far as Sean's diagnosis as I read. Which wasn't the entire article.
I'll be back hopefully later tonight.
Uh oh, Nicholas' school is calling.

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44176: Soup"s On!........SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44177: Hey all!!!

I've had a busy, but wonderful day!!!

I hope that all is well!!!

On the school subject, I agree with M-T, it's rediculous.

Boo: In response to your note in MSG:44126, I'm not quite ready for that yet, but it probably won't be long. We've been dating for about 2 and a half, or 3 years, which I know is a long time, but we just haven't been ready for marriage. Kinda like Andy and Helen, dating for so long, then getting married. I know that they never lived together, but I haven't seen any harm in my GF moving in here. She's only lived here for about 2 months.

I mean no offense to Boo, or anyone. Boo: I'm not in the slightest, mad, or upset that you asked, alot of people do. That's okay, and there's your answer!!! :)

Remember to Stay Calm People!!!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44178: Hey to everyone too numerous to name individually.

It's great to hear all of this musical nostalgic talk. As for me, I still have my quad stereo amplifier, record turntable, and reel-to-reel tape deck that I purchased in 1976!! And they all work!!

I also find the discussion about teaching very interesting. I believe our educational system is not improving because too many of the parents and incumbent politicians are either misinformed or just ignorant. In the past, when problems are identified, politicians try to solve it by throwing money at it. Without requiring any accountability of just how efficiently the money is being used, I think this is a huge mistake.
Also, unless you are dealing with children with special needs, I believe that eight years devoted to elementary school is more than ample time to prepare the student for the basics in life. As for post-elementary education, the student (with proper adult guidance) has three career building choices: college-prep high school, or vocational trade school, or working full-time.

from Poor Horatio

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44179: BWB - I am assuming you have abedroom set up just like Rob and Laura Petry!;)


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44180: Oh and Poor Horatio- as a teacher, I find toooo many parents are inept at being parents.
They really want the schools to do it all including birthing, feeding and clothing. Sorry - my dander gets riled up too.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44181: To Barnwannabe, did you see my last post addressed to you in Msg 44122? I'm asking because I think it's very important.

from Poor Horatio

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44182: Homemaker, I am really glad you explained the testing. I was worried about what I was hearing about the US test scores as compared with other countries.

Don't worry about it, Sterling. We have to have a school moulage around here now and then; it's tradition! What I think is unfair is how if a teacher teaches in an affluent district, they make a good salary but in the districts with poorer welfare families, they can't make a good salary so those kids suffer for it. I don't know if it's like that everywhere, but that stinks. All children should be able to have good teachers. On that note.....I want to share something with you. Last Sunday in worship service, our pastor invited a friend to give her testimony in service (her name is Mary). She is a public school teacher who decided to teach in her 30's after being in the insurance business. She teaches elementary school here and a couple of years ago, she said she felt led by God to further her education and become a principle. She finished her education, tests and certifications, etc. and applied at several schools. In the mean time, the principle of the school where she was teaching was mentoring her and teaching her all he knew that she might need to know (his name was Bill). Well, she prayed and trusted God but she got absolutely no response from any of her applications. She resigned herself to the thought that God must want her to stay in her teaching position for now. Well, in June, Bill, who was in his 50's and seemed to be in good shape, had his 25th wedding anniversary celebration and was on his way to a restraunt to celebrate with family when he died of a heart attack. The teachers at the small school where he served were devastated and met at the church that night for prayer. The next day, the district called a meeting and asked Mary to come. They told her that they felt that Bill would want her to be the principle of the school, so she is now the principle. She is such a sweet woman, the school will be blessed to have her take over after having to lose their beloved principle, Bill. At the end of the service, Mary sang the most beautiful song about God's grace, and she had the voice of an angel. Just wanted to share that with you..

Yes, Lucy, I had done some reading about that very thing and had even ordered a book on the subject from Amazon. It never got to me, though. I need to give more thought to the subject, thanks.

What do you all think about the preacher's wife who shot him in the back with a shotgun and got out on bail this week?


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44183: Thanks, BWB, you are very kind to be willing to share something so personal. We care about you and want the best for you.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44184:
DWF-Did you watch the Blonde ep? So THAT's where blonde jokes came from! ha
I love it where she advances the alarm about ten seconds and he wakes up all "refreshed!" haha
HM, PH, Sterling etc, I heard that Frank Smith from the school board in Raleigh is coming to the porch to see about that educational moulage! Then we'll get Andy involved wondering who Helen's "runnin'" with. Man, and i was hoping for a nice rock in Boo's new chair! teehee
BOO- Hallelujah!!! Way cool on the miracle!
Gotta run for now,

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44185: PH: I saw it, but What did you say then???

I'll go try to find it in the archives.

HM: No, not quite, we do share a bed!!! :)

Boo: No problem. I'm glad that ya'll are such good friends, that you are actually concerned!!!

Thanks to all!!!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44186: PH: I just went back and read your post in the archives. Thanks for that, and I really don't know why she's so mean. As I told Boo, I've told her that I love her, and that God loves her, and she's still as mean as ever.

Thanks for everyone's advice.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44187: Sounds like you guys have been living up the porch with old School rock.

Right now some of the ringers on my phone are Don't Stop Believin', Lights, Open Arms, Back in Black, Land Down Under, Sweet Child of Mine, Livin' on a Prayer.....Love it ;)

About the date.... Sorry I didn't bring him here for an introduction but the jury is still out on whether or not he be around long enough to be able to be brought around. He's nice but broke up with his last girlfriend less than a month ago..... Yeah.... not reeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaalll sure about that. We were set up by a mutual friend. We shall see if I decide to keep him around.

For those who are curious we ate at Chilis and saw a movie not worth the mentioning. And I wore navy capri pants with a coral colored top that looked stunning against my dark hair (lol). Anyhoo, let's al pray that the right decision is made and neither of us end up hurt. I'll go where God Leads.

5th grade is good... a little wild today but they are my 15 little darlings ;)

Dixie :):):)

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44188: Dixie: Sounds like a real catch!!!LOL I hope that he is not out to hurt such a sweet person as you. Maybe he'll work out!!!

Glad you're enjoying 5th grade!!!

Okay, everyone's stated their 70's music accept me. I LOVE it!!!~~~!!!

We have a 70's station here, that plays only that kinda music, and it's the only station that I listen to!!!

My songs are as follows:

Disco Inferno

Land Down Under

Rock your baby

We are Family

Rock the boat

Turn the beat around

Le Freak


I will Survive

Come and get your love


Crocadile rock

Midnight train to Georgia

and many, many, MANY more!!!

I also like just about anything Jim Croce, Elton John, Rod Stewart, The Pointer Sisters, John Conlee, and a few others!!!

Well, those are some of my fav's, and my fav. song currently is Don't go Breakin' my heart.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44189: Ha, Disco Inferno is at the top of your list, BWB?! How must be a disco fan. I was more into rock, I think. Don't Go Breaking My Heart?! I haven't thought of that one in ages. Some of my favorites are Beatles tunes, and Wings, I listened to a truck-load of Elton John in high school, and Billy Joel, Queen, Cheap Trick, Journey, Bee Gees, too. Remember when Saturday Night Fever came out? I was in high school and my older sister took me to see it in Houston. I thought it was terribly risque'! It sure wasn't bad by today's standards, least what I can remember about it.

Now I listen mostly to Christian stations on the radio and I have a box of cassette tapes in the kitchen with books on tape, music, teaching, etc. that I like to listen to when I am working in the kitchen.

SPOT, you actually have a working 8 track player? NO WAY! Poor Horatio was talking about having a working reel to reel. I remember those well. About 15 years ago, when I was single and working as a nurse, I worked the night shift and several of us that worked together became good friends. My friend Helen, had well-off parents who owned this great cabin on the river. We all decided to go up for the weekend one winter. The place was a dream. Big place with a huge fireplace. I remember just laying around in the den listening to old reel to reels of Roberta Flack and just having a wonderful time. Nice memory...

Well, I have said enough!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44190: NEWCOMER!

Y'know, I'm not really into "today" stuff, but I do know there's a revamped version of Don't Go Breakin' My Heart on the movie "The Princess Diaries 2". I also know someone who has or used to have a working 8-track player. What are some of your fave Christian songs, Boo? I listen to Christian alot too.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44191: I am a HUGE disco fan Boo!!!

I love that kind of music, and I do listen to some of the things that you are talking about.

Hope that all is well!!!

I'd like for you to add my great aunt to your prayer lists.

She has to have quadruple by-pass.

Thanks, and prayers to all!!!

I saw on TV where there's a tornado about 10 miles from here, gonna go batten down the hatches.

If my computer goes out, good night, and pray for us(my GF's scared!!!) (Can you blame her???LOL I hope it doesn't hit us!!!)Thanks!!!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44192: Hey porch.....home from the hospital, still a little doped up......gotta read up on the archives to catch up....more later.

Oh, and Welcome Ace! Jump right in and hang on!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44193: Welcome ACE!!!

I'm Mr. Banwannabe.( AKA: BWB)

I hope that you enjoy your stay on the porch!!!

Are you firmiliar with our lingo??? (Sweep, BIG FREEZE, etc.)?

Glad to have you!!!

Let me, or any of the others(espically Floyd) know if you have any problems on the porch!!! I'll help you in any way that I can.

Porchsters: Have I been here long enough to welcome a new comer, and tell them that I'll help them, or was that rude of me??? Hope not!!!

Welcom aboard Ace!!!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44194: that's "WELCOME"!!!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44195: No, BWB, not rude at all. Them are yer amenities.

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44196: No, that was nice of you BWB.

Welcome to ACE. I like some of the older Christian artists best, like Matthew Ward, Keith Green, Michael Card, John Michael far as recent Christian music, I like Third Day and Mark Strauss best, I guess. I only seem to like the make singing voice for some reason. What do you like to listen to?

Millie, glad you are home. Hope you can get some rest.

I pray the tornado doesn't get you, Barnwannabee.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44197: That was supposed to read, "I only like the MALE singing voice..." Gosh.


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44198: I think I'll let the disco just slide on by folks, never was my cup o' tea. I was more into Genesis, Bob Seger & my favorite, Johnny Winter. Still have lots of his stuff that I listen to. Seen him in person 5 or 6 times. Strange looking man, but boy can he play a mean blues guitar. I also love bluegrass, country, classic country & classic rock, gospel bluegrass, the Primitives are my favs on that one. Big musical spectrum for me, can't stand, disco, rap, acid rock. As for the school moulage (I like a little egg white in mine, thank you) I'll stay out of that one too, don't want to step on any toes & I know these size 6 feet will do just that. Spot thanks for supper. Mil hope you get to feeling better, prayers are with you. Welcome Ace grab a chair & let yer thumb hang loose. Off to read the archives.

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44199: Okay - it is Casting Crowns here and definitely Audio Adrenaline (those guys were underclassmen when I graduated from college) and of course Boo - I like all those you mentioned, cut my teeth in Christian music to Keith Green and Matthew Ward.

BWB - you are almost an old timer here - you welcome anyone you want.

Take care Millie - here is some cyber soup expressed to you!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44200:
Hey Folks,

I don't show up for a few days and you're listening to disco? I'm with Mavis with regard to the dance stuff. Well, way back in the 70's I was a big fan of David Bowie, Mott the Hopple, The Clash, and the Talking Heads. My favorite Christian singers were and still are Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith with a little bit of Aaron Neville mixed in there, just for fun.

Dixie-One of our daughters is entering the 5th grade, on the 6th of September. It's the the big move to the Middle School. It's nice hearing your side of 5th grade. As for your date, if you go where God leads than you will be fine.

As for the "school moulage" I think I'll impose a "self moratorium" on all moulages for a while. Sometimes I think I come across a couple sandwiches short of a picnic, if ya know what I mean.

God Bless the Troops,

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44201:
Sounds like Johnny Fever and Venus Fly Trap on the porch today! ha
Welcome ACE! Dont forget, we know JUDO!
HM- what do you mean bwb, that's how MY wife and I are set up, like Rob and Laura! haha
Boo, those are all good Christian artists. I also like Ray Boltz.
I wasn't too much into 70's music, but i do like the beegees and abba music.
DIX- you could play Grammar Rock for your little darlings.."Conjunction junction, whats my function..." Remember that ? ha Have a great school year!
Prayers for you, Millie, BWB's aunt, and all, and I mean that! Prayer time coming up.
Colt, is the weather better in Lincoln these days? Our lizards actually came out from under their rocks yesterday as we were only at 100!
Spot, I googled blank 8 track tapes and you can get some on ebay.
Does anyone here still have a 78 speed on a turntable! ME! Ok, I'm old!
Maybe we could get Dixie to date Herman Glimpshire! ha Bring DVD and TAGS together! h
Have a super evening!

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44202:
MDC-Hey there. Only 100? You better put the water on to boil for some hot chocolate!


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44203: Boo yes I do have a working 8-track player!...old school....hey everybody....M-T glad ya liked supper.....hey MDC,possum,hm,goober,TOM,Rev,auh20"stranger",the 70"s were so COOL time...SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44204: MDC I will check on e-bay about those blank 8-tracks........SPOT...the talking dog...

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44205: Where yall all at?..SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44206: First of all, glad to see Millie has returned from the hospital. I missed you last night over at Sarah's. Boo, Deputy Warren and I chatted as we solved most of the world's problems.

Also, a welcome to our newcomer ACE. I hope you remain active by posting here.

I enjoy the reminiscing about the music of the 1970's. Back then, the rock groups I listened to were ABBA, The Eagles, Boston, Kansas, Temptations, Doobie Brothers, along with others.

As for Christian music, I enjoy listening to none other than our own Rev and Goober.

from Poor Horatio

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44207: Hey porch!

Welcome ACE! Im Warren! Now you love Warren don't ya, Huh, Huh, Huh? Na, Any Andy Griffith Show fan, Warren fan or not, is cool to me! Welcome aboard!

MDC, I'll try and watch it tonight. Last night I was tired. Don't go any more episode's ahead!

Boo, About BWB Having to get married, I sort of dis-agree. I have an Uncle and Aunt who have never gotton maried, but have lived together for over 20 years.

Oh boy! The music subject has come up! Me? I Love The Beatles, Badfinger, Nirvana, Oasis, Pearl Jam, The Clash, Mott The Hoople, David Bowie, Led Zepplin, Black Sabbath. Anything of that kind of genre. Im a big Music buff, but not when it come's to Rap, Country or Disco and Hip Hop. Any question's about music, and I'll Try to answer for ya, ACE!

Millie, take care freind. I've been praying for you, and I really hope your doing OK.

I hope no one's upset about my lack of post's latly. Just been busier lately, and havn't had much time. Love ya all though, in a porch sort of way. Ha, Ha!

Take care guy's.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44208: Oh forgot, Boo and Poor Horato, Wonderfull time at Sarahs last night!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44209: Hey Horatio!.....Millie how about a snack! SPOT

August 15, 2006 - Msg 44210: Hmmmmmm well....I'm back. Sort of. My PC died on me. I have checked out the chatroom but lamentably, no one is around. So, briefly, how is everyone?


August 15, 2006 - Msg 44211: Porch friends, I need prayers for a friend of mine in the dog world, she was in a bad car accident yesterday & is on life support in the ICU in Savannah, GA. Her name is Judy & she can use all the prayers you can offer. Her husband Walt is beside himself. This is a wonderful, caring & loving person, who always gives to others in need. Please pray for her. Thanks

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44212: um, the dog world? You mean the real world?


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44213: But anyways, I started out with FFH, Michael W Smith, and Steven Curtis Chapman. I like Matthew West, NewSong, Newsboys, Barlow Girl, ZoeGirl, Nicole C Mullen, Nicole Nordeman, Natalie Grant, the list goes on and on...I don't even know about Matthew Ward...and yeah hm I like Casting Crowns and AA also. And some of the harder Christian bands I listen to...Hawk Nelson, Switchfoot, Grits, Plumb, 116 Clique, TobyMac, I liked dc talk, but they split up. :(

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44214: ^ Ace

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44215: Prayers for Judy and Walt, Mavis. God be with them.

Good to see you again, Tommy. Don't be such a stranger.

ACE, I like some of Newsboys stuff and Steven Curtis Chapman. Do a search for Matthew Ward. On his website, you can hear some of his songs and I think you will enjoy it. He has quite a unique and, in my opinion, very emotionally moving quality to his singing. He also has an amazing testimonty. You may have heard of the old group, 2nd Chapter of Acts? He is the brother in the group with his two sisters, then he went on to make do some things on his own. He and his sisters had a traumatic childhood and lost their parents early but God was with them and used their singing/writing talents. Matthew also had cancer about 10 years ago and is now healthy. Check it out, you will be blessed I think.

MDC, you and Cecile sleep in separate beds? Interesting. This is not 1960, ha.

Gotta go get the kids ready for school!


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44216: I really need to proofread, sorry Ace, hope you could figure out what I was trying to say.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44217: Prayers for Judy Mavis.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44218: HI ALL.
will in that year wined you saw a mover , there was no bad word.
school start in sept , AND THE DOOR OPNE AT 8:45 am to 12:00pm for luch back at 1:00pm to 3:30pm.
wind you git home , you had to do homework clean your room, befor you an play or WATCH TV OR GO OUT TO PLAY.
i can name thing from there to now .
but i think if i had to do it over i will take thim.

love tom.

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44219: Prayers Mav...hey there tommy....asa,TOM,boo,ro and all....asa where we eatin lunch at?...I will be at work today at 2 .....SPOT

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44220: Good morning everyone! And another beautiful one it is.

TOM: Sometimes I wish all I had to do was clean my room and do my homework then watch tv and go out to play.

MAVIS: Prayers for your friend.

BWB: Without getting too much into it, it's great that you have a good relationship with yoru girlfriend. But if you want to make it truly great, you will need to make the Lord a part of it, and that means "making it legal" or taking it back a notch. I'm sure not the one to judge anyone elses behavior, but you can't expect the Lord to bless something that is not in keeping with His teachings. I honestly wish you both the best. No hard feelings I hope.

All this talk of the 1970s really brings a smile to my face. It's funny how the music and tv of your youth really stick with you forever. As far as music goes, my 1970s tastes run the gamut and some of the CDs on my rack are James Taylor, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Charley Pride, Buck Owens, ABBA, Earth Wind & Fire, Bee Gees (I would've never admitted to liking them back in the 70s!), McCartney & Wings, Al Jarreau, Steve Miller, Police, Jerry Rafferty ("Baker Street"), BTO, Alabama. I like some 80s stuff, like Police, Foreigner, Genesis, but I was never into real hard rock like AC/DC or synth stuff (when I hear "Tainted Love" I want to vomit). Now, I listen to a little of everything, but mainly Chrsitian, classic country or light jazz.

Break's over! I'll stop back later.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44221: Good Morning Porch!

Me-They, Im a Steve Miller fan to. I don't think there's anything wrong with Hard Rock. It's just a matter of Taste. Again, I strongly beleve you don't have to get married to truly Love. I know its the traditionall way, and it's probally better, but some are happier without being married. Just my opinion.

Tom, it is more complicated these day's.

See ya.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44222: Ah, music. Funny thing. I used to be like most people. Radio going all the time. I have a 700 dollar stereo right beside the bed I’ve listened to maybe an hour’s worth in the last 6 years.. Somewhere along the line I just got to where I prefer no sound or just white noise (fans etc) better than music.

But given the site here, how could I not list Pink Floyd. I loved the Pink Floyd poster that had a Pink colored Floyd the barber on it.

But besides Pink Floyd I liked Bad Company, Cream, Beatles, Foreigner, Billy Joel’s Piano Man album. T Rex, Simon & Garfunkel, The Guess Who, Three Dog Night, Carole King, Don McClean, Eagles, Bread, Animals, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynard Skynard, Bill Withers, Mac Davis, The Hollies, A.C. Reed, Jethro Tull, Ozark Mountain Daredevils,
The obligatory Frampton, Queen, Jerry Rafterty, Heart.......the list goes on..and on....and on......


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44223: DWF: No, I expect there's nothing wrong with hard rock (I will except Black Sabbath and the like from that statement, though), it's just not my taste. "Adult relations" within the confines of marriages is not just the traditional way, but the Biblical way. That said, pre-marital relations weren't just invented yesterday--they have a long history, too. I would respectfully disagree with the statement "you don't have to get married to truly love," in the context of romatic love, of course. By definition you are holding yourself back from the one you love by not making that commitment. It's not just a piece of paper, or a legal contract; it's a three-way covenant between you, your partner, and God. Marriage is not 50-50, it's 100-100. Anyway, that's my feeling about it, but enough already! Onto other things...

Regarding the 1970s, what are some of y'all's favorite movies of the 1970s? Here's a few of mine: "Sugarland Express," "Poseidon Adventure," "American Grafitti," "Star Wars," and "The In-Laws" (Remember that one? Peter Falk: "Serpentine!" Hysterical!). I'm sure that there is more I'm forgetting right now.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44224: Hey, there, TOMMY. What's the YMOS stand for? or am I being obtuse?


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44225: Me-They,I knew there was a reason I liked ya- You put James Taylor on the TOP of your list!! I am a BIG fan of JT! Also like Jackson Browne,Van Morrison,Eagles,Fleetwood Mac,Steve Miller and America just to name some of the 70's stuff. I find my way to a lot of obscure music,such as James Taylor's brother Livingston (he does a great "upbeat" version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow.") Also,you won't hear a prettier voice than that of Eva Cassidy.Unfortunately,she passed away at a young age of melanoma.What a gift she had!
Mavis,I will certainly pray for your friend Judy.Sorry to hear that.
Welcome to Ace.Pull up a rocker & join us anytime.
BWB,you did the right thing concerning your aunt.I can relate to the family troubles.Prayers for you.
Homemaker,how are you doing? Take care of yourself.
Millie,glad to see you on the Porch.You're in my thoughts quite a bit. God Bless.
Well,guess I'd better go for now.Y'all have a good day! Love to all!
possum under a rock

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44226: Lynyrd Skynyrd! Whoo Hooo!! Best Southern Rock band ever!
Just thought I'd mention them-after all,I am one of those G.R.I.T.S.!
(That's Girls Raised In The South for those of you that don't know!)
possum again

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44227:
Carly Simon, Bread, Carole King..a few others this 50s, 60s guy kinda liked.
Recently, I have been transfering some of my dad and mom's big band music to cassettes for them, and I really have enjoyed the rich full orchestra sound!
BOO- I was only kidding about the bed. I think you were too with your last post. In fact we have a select comfort and love it.
Me-They- I liked your modern day comment 'take it back a notch' for the Biblical chastisment of fornication. Of course, one has to believe what the Word says for it to be meaningful. Some justify it because Jesus did not condemn the woman, but if one reads on, he also clearly says to go now and commit this sin no more.
I have had many "ah ha" moments in my life, and that was one of them. The Lord works on each of us in His own time.
POOR Horatio-Glad you solved all the world's problems cuz I watched the ep last night where Ernest t was going to fight Malcom Merryweather! Ouch, that would have beeen UG-LEEEE! ha
Them Englishsters and Irishsters ya know!
If ANYONE has the 1957 Elvis Chirstmas album in red vinyl, it is worth 25K! May he rest in peace.

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44228: JT is probably my favorite male vocalist. I love his songs and his voice--a rare combination. In my opinion, he has the best pipes of any popular male singer in the last thirty years. For female singers, that distinction goes to Karen Carpenter. Some (many) may not like the songs, but there is no denying the sheer beauty of that voice. It's a shame she had to pass so young, too. POSSUM: Have you heard JT's son? I can't remember his name. But with James Taylor and Carly Simon for parents, could he sound anything but good?

The Mrs. and I used to go see JT out an outdoor venue every year when he toured in the summer, but he hasn't come for the last five years. Bummer! That's the kind of concert I enjoy; one where you can actually see (because people sit down) and hear (because people shut up and listen).

I like Skynyrd, too. And I agree with them about that Neil Young as well. (Now there's a voice like nails on a chalkboard. Why, oh why, did the great voices of Crosby, Stills and Nash, think he would be a nice adition to the sound?)

I don't care for grits, but I like G.R.I.T.S.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44229: MDC: Yep, you're right. Thems that knows better will be judged more harshly than thems that don't.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44230:
DWF- I'm on hold at the Blonde episode of DVD. You will hear the name "glimpshire" many more times, but it does not remain consistant, which is interesting.
APB for AFD, Irishster, Briscoe, MRS wiley, MARY wiggins, fungirl, DES, KYgirl, Sara, Alyce, Bulbsnatcher, jennieboone and others.
WELCOME ymos tommy! Are you from long ago?
Prayers continue, Mavis for Judy, you bet! May the Living God bring His healing touch upon all porchsters and their families, freiends. Thank you!
with liberties: If you wonder who I be, it's me, it's me, it's MDC!

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44231:
Hey Folks

MDC-I just love Glenn Miller, Wow! Is that good music or what! If I had to choose just one person to listen to, I would have a hard time choosing between Johnny Cash and Glenn Miller. Pennsylvania 6-5000, gotta love it. The only one, in my humble opinion, that comes close these days is Harry Connick.

OK, expanding the horizon from the 70's, as groovy as they were, Miller, Cash, Connick, and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band are it for me, one of them are always on here. Right now, it's LL and his Large Band. Anyone else listen to Lyle Lovett?

M-T, I have to agree Sweet Baby James has a fantastic voice.

MDC-I must say, I have always considered myself a well spoken person, as well as, a devout Christian but when you or M-T speak of Biblical matters I feel as though I am at school (in a good way). Romeena, BOO, Asa, PH, Lucy, Dixie and others are could be included on that list.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44232: AUH2O: I don't mean to sound preachy; I hope it doesn't come across that way. (Opinions: everyone has one but nobody does anything about them. Calvin Coolidge? Maybe Rita Coolidge. Or Lovely Rita, Meter Maid. Oh, I digress.)

I like 40s and early 50s much as well. Love Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey with Sinatra, and I love Rosemary Clooney (so does Nora--she knows all the words to several of her songs).


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44233: At work now....let me get logged on...SPOT

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44234: M-T

YMOS was a way of signing off in letter during the 19th century. It was an abbreviation for “Your Most Obedient Servant.”

Your Most Obedient Servant,

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44235:

70's movies? GOSH........there were so many. Alien, The Exorcist, Enter the Dragon, The Planet of the Apes films, Dark Star (hilarious) Chinatown, The Candidate and All the President’s Men, Pat Garret and Billy the Kid, Play it Again Sam, The Sting, Evil Roy Slade (I laughed so much my side and cheeks hurt) Jaws, Westworld, Network, Monty Python & the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, The Man Who Would Be King, Dawn of the Dead, Little Big Man, M*A*S*H, Young Frankenstein, and of course, what 14 year old boy would not have loved, and been blown away by Star Wars?


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44236:
M-T, Not at all "preachy." I love to read it and wish I could have said it. (What did Calvin Coolidge say?)

70's movies hmmmm ... not much of a movie buff but I'd say "Jaws" and "Poseidon Adventure"


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44237:
What's for dinner spot?
AUh20- thank you for that endorsement. Without trying to make it sound anymore dramatic than it was, I just had a 'real biblical understanding or revelation' about 20 years ago, and at that point I just 'had' to read it all from cover to cover. I was so amazed that i went to my pastor and asked if I could teach a "Walk Thru the Bible" class. He hesitantly said ok. About 20 people showed up. It was to be Wed nights for two hours for 5 weeks. The first wed, we just did introductions, where are you in your walk, that sort of thing, and a bit on Genesis. Well, word apparently spread and the next wed there were about 200 that came, so we moved it to the church! As you know, I was a school teacher, but the people said that it all just flowed in such an understanding way. I give God all the credit, for it was not just human knowledge involved!
I thank Him everyday for the marvelous insight.
BTW, it happened as I was praying for a greater understanding of the Holy Spirit. Hope that wasnt blowing my own horn too much.
I remain your humble

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44238: You know, Me-They, I always felt Karen Carpenter had a certain, "trans*xual" quality about her voice...not my favorite, I'm afraid.

Oh boy, I think I started another moulage. I would like to express my feelings about the subject of living together from a woman's perspective. I think it might be good for you guys to hear. Most people believe that the physical joining of a man and woman is more than just physical, and I believe that, too. It is also emotional and spiritual. It is particularly harmful for a woman to give body and heart to a man who won't make a lifetime committment to her. She needs this security. She might not say it or admit it because she doesn't want to push the man she loves away or make demands of him but a woman needs to know in her heart that the man she loves will care for her and cherish her for life. It's the way God made women, to love with their whole heart and soul and a man who treats this lightly is not wise. Man, if you really love her, protect her, care for her heart and soul. She needs that. I believe the reason God in his word forbids fornication is for that reason. To have s*x with a woman before marriage is to sin against her because it is causing her harm, not good (the bible calls this defrauding one another), it is also a sin against God, and a sin against one's own body according to scripture. Now, having said that, I think I can safely say that most of us have sinned in this way. God is a forgiving God but, he wants us to stop doing the things that hurt us and others that we love. God's way is always best for us.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44239: No MDC, you aren't blowing your own horn, just sharing an example of how God can use individuals to accomplish his will for the church. Thanks for sharing it.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44240: To Millie, I have some new information for you to consider about your chemo treatments. Click Chronotherapy Tunes In To Body's Rythyms and Timing Chemotherapy
To tommy Msg 44210, welcome back stranger. Chat room has not been very active in spite of some efforts. I'm hanging in there. Lots on my mind though. Thanks for asking.
To Mavis Msg 44211, I will include your dog grooming colleague in my prayers.
To Ace Msg 44212, you misunderstood Mavis's Msg 44211. She really meant "dog world" because she is a professional dog groomer.
To Tom Msg 44218, I agree with you about the 1960's. Except for Vietnam and Civil Rights issues, it was a great time to live in. Uh oh, will this start another moulage?
To Me-They Msg 44220, although I agree with what you said to BWB, I think that only applies in certain situations. You have to consider each case by itself since there can be extenuating factors. Suppose you have an unmarried couple who have a platonic relationship and only live together strictly for economic reasons? I know of at least one couple like that. And I see nothing morally wrong with that particular situation.

from Poor Horatio

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44241: Evening porch family, Hope all is well today. Been busy as a bee today and have not even sat down on the porch. Whew!! glad to be sitting now. Sounds like lots of talking back and forth.
Sorry I am just now dropping by. Hey SPOT, I have the cole slaw ready for supper.. and dessert as well Mississippi Mud cake! Hello to all my porch friends and to the new folks as well. Prayers to all in need. Big Maude

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44242:
Anyone like the Captain and Tenille? I did, i really did! "Love will keep us together" and the next thing ya know, they split up! hmmm
Boo- beautifully said. Thanks for that perspective.
AUh20- Yes, I DO enjoy Glenn Miller. In the Mood was sorta their "rock" music. Benny Goodman was supurb on the clarinet!
Colt- is your puter down again??
Well, a little jaw sugar to ya all. As Andy would say, it's a lot better than a mule's nose! ha

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44243: Thanks slaw Maude!..tonight menu:fried catfish,hushpuppys,little green peas,green onions,maude slaw,and mud cake...tea,hot peppers,sliced maters,salt pepper and a tear from my roll of paoer towels!..ready at 6:30...SPOT

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44244: WoW!!! What a stir I've caused on the porch!!!

Almost every post has BWB in it!!!HA HA

Glad to know that I'm interesting!!! LOL

As for my aunt, thanks for prayers, and encouragement!!! Glad to know I have some friends.

As for the GF living with me issue, we live in one house, sleep in one bed, and I see nothing wrong with that given the dating period, our age, and the rest of the circumstances. We are best friends, we love each other, and that's good enough for me. I don't mean to offend anyone in any way, by saying this. Further more, I understand what everyone is saying, and partically agree.

Warren, glad that you agree with me.

I hope that this doesn't make anyone mad at me, or Warren for that matter.

Thanks for understanding!!!

MDC: I love Captain and Tenille!!!

Love, love will keep us together, think of me babe whenever!!! HA HA!!! Had to do that!!!

Thanks, and heY!!!


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44245: I don't think you are offending anyone, BWB. I know you haven't offended me. We all have our opinions and folks here are pretty kind about listening and trying not to judge harshly, we all just care about each other.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44246:

Uh oh.....I'm agnostic.

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44247: Like BOO said, BWB, absoluteley no offense taken, and hopefully none given.

MSG 44246: Think about getting off the fence! It's not good for the rump.

Y'all have a terrific evening. See you tomorrow.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44248: Hey BWB, I thought of you awhile ago when I saw a commercial for Time-Life CD's called Disco Fever. For real. It looks like they included every disco song known to man. Might want to check it out on the Time-Life website.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44249: Hey M-T!!!

Hey Boo!!!

Glad that I didn't offend anyone!!!

Hope all is well today.

Boo: I'll check that out.


August 16, 2006 - Msg 44250: Hey again- Me-They,Carly & JT's son is named Ben. He is pretty good-sounds like a younger version of his dad(think "Mud Slide Slim & The Blue Horizon" album).They also have a daughter Sally who's a singer.If you have the October Road CD you'll hear her singing backup for her dad on "My Traveling Star." Agree with you about Karen Carpenter too- what a pure clear sound she had.
I'll have to get back to the Porch with my fave 70's movies later-got supper in the oven and need to tend to it. Lasagna,anyone? Spot can put together a salad from his garden and we're all set!
Catch y'all later!
possum under a rock

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44251: MAVIS . my prayers go out for your friend

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44252:
BWB- we all have a free will. I just laid it out as i see it. It is up to each individual to take it from there. Once i saw what the bible REALLY said about it, and I aint talking platonic arrangements, then i made some choices.
Gotta run for now. later

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44253: just a quick hello. i'm being monitered for signs of infection, if detected my dead right kidney will have to removed. so if i'm hit or miss awhile you'll know why. mrs colt will post if major problems arrive. mdc- the weather has been nice my way, waiting for the other shoe to drop. hey to- BWB, TOMMY, HOMEMAKER, BOO, DIXIE, SPOT, ACE, POSSUM,SPOT, BIG MAUDE,ME- THEY,POOR HARATIO, TOM, AUH20, AND ANYONE I MISSED. ASA- WHERE ARE YOU? long live your mayor. in back to mayberry class last sunday, we had mountain wedding and everyone was focused on charlene, dud and etc. i brought uo noone said anything about ernest t. bass being a loney, wanting to fit in but being rejected. nor if jesus had met ernest t. bass how he would have handled. don't we try to marginlize folks who we don't understand? good night, spot keep the lights and air a rolling. thanks. colt

August 16, 2006 - Msg 44254: mdc- i tried rocking on your rocker, sorry about that. are we having turtle soup at your house for lunch tommorow? colt