August 23, 2006 - Msg 44532: Boy, that would be great, Me-They! Might want to wait till I can grow some grass to avoid the rattlesnakes...still wanna come?

Well, I don't iron anymore, though I used to. I try to get the clothes out of the dryer right away and hang them so I don't have to...but if you insist on 100% cotton I guess I can drag out the ironing board.

You convinced me, new name is Boo Blanding.

Boo Blanding

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44533: Sounds good to me M-T..road trip to Boo"s..Ill hook the tractor and trailer up too...well its off to work and the summer storms for me...supper will be at Boo"s work site...under the trees...SPOT

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44534: I'll bring the rattlesnake repellent. It's called the garden hoe.


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44535: Idelle- 3:30 is pretty bad, but try 5:30. Then you're just sitting. Thankfully I don't work downtown.
Me-They- Thank you for your prayers and encouragement. Nicholas has been shoved around by some big kids and threatened with his life. He's new and racially not in the majority. I found 2 schools that we may be able to put him in. I'm waiting for a call from them on availability. One thing concerns me about them both. One is a science academy, and though he's decent in science he's more adept in reading. The other requires arabic classes for 30 min./day. I'm going to make sure its not of another religion. But, I would think it would be better than feeling threatened every day. He left a hostile environment and doesn't need to join another.
Speaking of which, I'd better skedaddle to the carpool line for both boys. At least I can read!
I'll check in later!

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44536: LUCY: How did you narrow down the field to those two schools, if I may ask? They sound pretty specialized. And what kind of school requires 30 minutes of Arabic a day? That seems kind of odd since Arabic is not one of the world's dominant languages. What age is Nicolas (sorry, I forgot)? Is Arabic offered to every grade? It's not necessarily bad, just wierd. If it is a sceular private school I would be interested to learn what their philosophy is for the strong emphasis on Arabic. While it seems anything is better that being bullied, if the other school is indoctinating a religion differing from yours, don't dismiss the possible long-term and devastating effects it can have on a child. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

BOO BLANDINGS; it has a certain ring to it...


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44537: "If you ain't eatin' Wham, you ain't eatin' ham!"


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44538:
Good sweep BOO B!
Gotta go read archives.

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44539:
Oops!!! So sorry! That did not sound very nice at all, especially on the porch! I will say your WHOLE name from now on!

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44540: Afternoon porch family, Hope all is well this afternoon. Whew!! I am tired today, busy at work and busy at home. I need a few days at the Y in Raleigh. I am ready to go to Boo's for supper and looking forward to relaxing under the tree. Hello to the folks I have not met before. Going home a little early today. Leaving at 4 as opposed to 5. My daugther is going with her youth group to Bristol Motor Speedway to take homemade cookies and water to some of the campers as part of Raceway Ministries. I have to get her to the church earlier than usual. Should be a good experience for them and the campers too. Folks are starting to come into the area for the race. Lots going on around here this week end. Mavis, is your end of the porch etting crowded with all the traffic and visitors? You folks have a good evening. I will try to check in later. take care
Big Maude

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44541: Gosh, MDC, sorry if i rocked on your toes. i did not see you there! Big Maude

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44542: Hey MDC Big Maude m-t,lucy and at work now...let me get settled in...SPOT

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44543: Watch that mouth MDC. Name callin' is never the way.

Well, I'm taking off so I will talk to y'all tomorrow. Have a great evening.


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44544:
Big Maude and MAVis.. it's the Boys back to Bristol this weekend. I bet things are indeed hoppin' there. Wow maude, you make cookies too? I thought ya only did burgers! ha
It's fetchin water that'll get ya everytime. haha "You're gettin to me."
The way them boys have been bumpin lately we may have us a reglar Floyd punchin Mr Foley in the nose type situation! heehee Pretty soon "everbody will be punchin everbody!"
"Andy, we got us a real situation here."
More later. (:

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44545: Ok..been a long day..I'll try to catch up..

Yes.. 3000sq ft is a lot..and I do try my best to keep it clean .My 5 year old does most of the cleaning far as their play room is concerned. It is huge, but she puts most all of the toys away.

Boo: I'll share the details of the house later still..still rushing here. But I do have a nice front porch! With a new Cracker Barrell rocker on it.

OH Boo: I am planning to order some Abeka curriculum so I can suppliment at home. Abeka is normally a much stricter curriculum.. My daughter will be in public school. And she is a school bug..I really wouldnt mind her having homework. Hopefully it will keep her on top of things. She is already doing some reading ( i think it was Sterlings kid who started reading at Anyway..she likes to read Dick and Jane and Hop on Pop. How is your child doing with school so far? Does she complain of the homework..She'll be fine I'm sure!!

Well gotta go....


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44546: I fogot already. Idelle used to be who?

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44547: hey all ,just checking in to catch up on the archives,SPOT.. hows the garden doing ,mine is about done for

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44548: Howdy, all. Just running by on my way to work. That rain I was rejoicing about yesterday only lasted about five or ten minutes. Drat. Still, it WAS rain, and it did pull the temperature out of the 100's, at least for an evening.

Gotta run. See you folks tomorrow. Enjoy your evening, and Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44549: Idell?...welcome...MD the peppers are still very much coming in and peas also..everything else is pretty much done...tomatoes are still making a was a great year...Hey Romeena,Lucy,MDC,Big Maude...yall truck race is about to come on...late supper of baked chicken sandwiches...sliced maters and Big Maude slaw...well back to the braves games...SPOT

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44550: MDC, Idelle is Alyce. By the way, if ya want to shorten my name, try "BB"..

Idelle, yes Erin does complain about the homework. I guess she will at least get used to it so it won't be such a struggle later on. She seems to like school, though and has a good time but the only thing she talks about with enthusiasm is recess, ha!

Liked that ham quote from the Blanding's movie, Me-They.

Boo Blandings

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44551:
Hello porch

Good to see everyone today.
P-H...Thanks for checking out the site.
BB...I like the new name
Lucy...still praying for your situation.
Spot...Braves at bat, bases loaded, two outs and Braves trailing 4 to 3.

You all take care and be blessed!

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44552: just stopping by to say good night to everyone, going to bed early.(10 pm est) see you at breakfast. Big Maude

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44553: HI ALL.


August 23, 2006 - Msg 44554:
It's settled then, when Boo's house is done, we'll all meet there on her front porch! Wouldnt that be a scream! Bruce says, who the heck are these people? ha
I see that Barbara Eden, our manicurist is 72 today! Wow! That's a long time in her "chosen profession!"
DWF- Did you watch the ep on the necklace yet?
Colt- Mayor to decree official end of summer heat, bring on the fall! ha
Auh20- Goldwater did good, but does not have his uncle's charisma at all. Still a good chance in the primary coming up in Sept.
Well, have a good evenign!

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44555: Awesome poem Tom I love that one! Big Maude is it getting crowded here? Oh my is it crowded! Sure makes it hard to get around town even on the other end of town from the track. I am not doing dogs down close to the track at all this week, my nerves can't take it! We have Food City Family Race night here tomorrow night too, State St. will be closed down & lots of the cars, drivers & haulers will be there. It is lots of fun, but I wouldn't go unless I was working one of the booths. Last year, I worked the Organ Donation booth for the night & met some really neat folks. Spot you would love it here this week, lots of race things going on & the campgrounds are like one big family down there. Some folks have been getting the same camping spot for over 10 years! I'm ready to hit the ironing board tonight, did'nt sleep well at all last night, groomed 7 dogs today (alot for mobile, not alot for a salon) & fought that traffic all day. I'm worn out! So see ya'll on the morning for breakfast at Boo's house, might as well get her used to us coming over now before her house is done, won't be such a shock to her later. ;)

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44556: My neice created this for me to be able to send you all

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44557:

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44558: Hey everyone!

Tom, nice poem as always! Not a favorite of mine, but still good!

MDC, Watching it tonight!

Boo Blanding, interesting name!

Night guys.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 23, 2006 - Msg 44559: So breakfast at BB"s house?..ill be there...TOM is that a web page?..hey Big Maude,Mavis I do wish so much to be at the Raceway..we would all have a ball...would love to be camping with the gang...I gona to plan a Gatlinburg camping trip in oct...stay on the river...hey DWF,Rev the braves did not pull it out..drat...we better get on the ball...well see you all at breakfast at BB"s...I will bring some pickled green tomatoes....SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44560:
Spot...when in Oct will you be going to Gatlinburg? That place is packed during that month.
See you all at BBs for breakfast.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44561: Rev dont know will have to check my work load...hope to the second week in Oct...also check the camp sites....see ya at BBs....SPOTster.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44562: Hey Big Maude and M-T just seen the latest pics on Ro"s site...GREAT!...M-T where are you and the family at with all the boats? know I love boats...SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44563: Hey Tom,

Thanks for the graphic. Who posted it for you?

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44564: Good Morning All..
I see now why I left for so long..this can get addictive, and I just dont have that much extra time!! I'll do my best though..

Well BOO: Guess I'll go ahead and fill you in on my house while I do have a minute.
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Master bedroom/bath on first floor. # bedrooms upstairs with a bathroom and huge play room. All but one bedroom has walk in closets. The 4th room is actually our dormer window on the back, it just happened to be that large. OH..the house is a full two story too. two big storage areas on each side upstairs as well as a large attic. So ...lots of storage!

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44565: OH..I had lots more room..Didnt know if I had too much...I"ll continue on..

Anyway..first, utility room, office, foyer, dining room, living room, master bed/bath, 1/2 bath. NO white walls in the house.. Yellows, sage green, red, tan, lavendar, pink and blue. Lots of and chair rail..all white. deck on back, small covered porch on side, semi wrap around porch on front (goes around the sides and stops). Guess that is all you need to know!!
Have a great day all!!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44566: that was suppose to be 3 bedrooms upstairs..not #

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44567: Quick Mornin' Honey's to you all!
Last night I went to a grouplink at church to join a ladies community group. In my area they were either old or full so I started talking to these girls and we formed our own group. I am the only member of the church so I automatically became the leader! That was a surprise. I haven't even been in a ladies group. Oh well, that's the Lords plan, than so be it.
Me-They- I had to choose a charter school because its not necessary to be in the district to attend them. I'm going to check out both schools this morning. I'm really hoping there's an opening in the science academy because he has a friend that goes there. Our only other alternative, besides the arabic and science schools, is for me to homeschool and I really don't feel led to anymore. He's in the 7th grade and though I could probably do it, I really don't think its good for him. He needs friends that he sees daily.
I go today to Bryson's school because the teacher set up a conference b/w she, the principal, and I. Bryson's being very unsocial and they're concerned.
Idelle & Boo- You're houses sound lovely!
Big Maude- I think its wonderful how much your children do with the church. You're a good Mama!
Mavis- Wouldn't the dogs freak out if they heard the noise from the race track?
Tom- I'll check those out in a bit.
Hey Spot, MDC, Charlotte, DWF, Romeena, BWB, Millie (how are you?), Floyd, and all of the gang. Have a wonderful day!
APB on Mary Wiggins.
Blessings to you and yours,

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44568: Aw shucks, TOM, what a sweet thank you card!!

The house sounds great, Idelle. You should post some pictures over at Romeena's photo site.

Warren, Me-They gave me the "Blandings" nickname because of a movie called Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, with Cary Grant. It's a great movie if you have never seen it.

OK, breakfast is served: fresh eggs (your choice...(just pulled them out from under a chicken), biscuits, cream gravy, bacon (stiff or limp, depending on your preference), fresh-squeezed orange juice, milk (just milked the cow..hehe), coffee (just picked the beans), or water I pumped from the well. Oh...and let's not forget the grape jelly and strawberry preserves I canned ya'll believe all that?!

Boo Blandings

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44569: Good morning everyone! Mild temperature here, though still no rain in sight. Our poor flora isn't used to such a dry spell. Trees are croaking, most blooms are gone, and the grass is brown and crunchy. And grass ought not to be brown and crunchy.

SPOT: The pics were taken at Chincoteague Island, Virginia. It's a very interesting place with a fascinating history. The island is like a small town with one bridge on/off. It used to be the oyster capital of the Chesapeake but now relys mostly on tourism. Great casual, family seafood restaurants. It's still not heavily commercialized, and because it doesn't offer a boardwalk or really anything in the way of adult nightlife, nearly all the vacationers there tend to be families. It's also linked to Assateague Island (you know, the wild ponies). The Virgina side (which is most of the island) is best because it's a wildlife refuge. Lot's of critters and trails to bike or hike, and beautiful unspoiled beaches all arounnd that are onlty even mildly crowded on Saturdays. No worries about rowdy teenagers. My family has been going to Chincoteague since the 1960s. My parents have a trailer and camp; we stay nearby in a house. The island is not that big and perfectly flat, so once you're there you can park the car and bike everywhere. It's great. Mosquitos can be bad some years, but as long as you spray if you go out after dark you're in great shape. Google it if you have the chance.

BOO: Maybe I can shorten your name to BOO BLA. What do you think? And by the way, thanks for ironing. My pants gave me hot knees! Breakfast sounds great, though I like my milk ice cold, thanks.

LUCY: Thanks for explaining. I hope and pray everything works out for your family. Those boys are blessed to have you watching out for them. What's the story on the Arabic school? Still curious.

IDELLE: Your home sounds just beautiful.

TOM: You're very welcome. Beautiful card! Thanks to you for sharing those great poems that do so much to encourage us.

And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to AFD! Let's all sing it together...


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44570: That should have been big, red HAPPY BIRTHDAY to AFD!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44571: I'm ept!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44572:
Morning Folks

Me-They-Thanks for the info on the Goldwater film I will check into it.

MDC-Good to hear about Barry's nephew, I think I called him his boy, oops. I wonder how things would be now if he had beaten LBJ?

Romeena-Our humming birds are heading south now, fewer and fewer show up each day. The night's are already dropping into the 40's around here. Me and Mrs. auh2o sit on the back porch and watch those tiny little beauties feed within about 2 feet of us, my how we love them. Take good care of them for us, I know you will.

Have to run.
God Bless,

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44573: "WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH AFD? HE'S ALRIGHT!!" Happy Birthday!! ~ Mrs. Wiley

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44574: Maybe that should be a she, but that ain't how the gang at the courthouse sings it. :D

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44575: Good morning, all! Home from work, don't have to return until next Monday night, woohooo!

Very pretty card, Tom. Thanks! Mayberry friends are special.

Well, I need a nap. I'm falling asleep on my keyboard. See you folks this evening. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44576:
Morning porch...pray you all have a great day. We should because "this is the day that the Lord has made"!

Boo....great breakfast....and of course we believe you....if you said it it's true ...right?...right?... well maybe not all of it..heehee.

Well folks I'll check back later on today.
Be blessed...-REV.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44577:
Also just a quick question...what cell service does everyone use here? I have been with verizon for about 9 years now but I'm thinking about switching.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44578: Verizon for me Rev. I like em pretty fine.

Romeena, if yer gonna nap on yer keyboard, try not to drool. I'd hate to see you short things out.

AFD, I said it before and I'll say it again. Happy Birthday.

Good to see you Mrs. Miley. Hope you are well.

Homemaker, how did the visit to the cardioligist go?

Charlotte, prayers for your Mom. I do pray she will get better soon.

Boo, nice breakfast. I prefer my bacon limp and my eggs over medium. Hard to find a cook who can cook an egg over medium. Hope yer up to the challange.

Well better get some work done around here before they decide they don't need me no more.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44579: Goo pics M-T..hey Mre Wiley!..Asa thats the way I order my eggs....over med...hey lucy Rev,Floyd i couln open up the TOM graphic for some reason, it sait it had been moved?...happy b-day AFD!...Boo breakfast was great Asa always complains!...Colt where are you?..CHUCK?..Big Maude?...well got my 5 hrs of power sleep this morning and back to work at 2 for 16 more!..same tomorrow then off a while...well let me feed Otis and Opie...lets stop by subway again for lunch on Asa since he had something to say about the crisp bacon!...SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44580: SPOT: You can also see Tom's card over at Miss Crump's. It's under the title, "Thank you."


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44581: This from my desk calendar (the irony is funny): today in 2005, "Tickets go on sale for Bill Clinton's Conference on Global Poverty....They cost $15,000 a piece."


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44582: Morning Guys!

Millie, I hope your ok. I miss ya!

Happy Birthday AFD!

How-Do-You-Do-Mrs-Wiley? I think that sounded like Ernest T Bass! Then again, he's a rare breed. Anyway's, Hey Mrs Wiley!

Have a nice day.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44583: AFternoon!! M-T Do you live in VA??? The last time I went to Chincoteage, the mosquitos just about ate us alive, haha! Its a nice quaint place though..I am in VA.
Been a busy day already.. Took the youngest to the Dr to get staples out of her head..she decided to bust it open last weekend. Then to Wal Mart...UGGG..but its done now..
now time for cleaning..

have a good afternoon everyone..


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44584: IDELLE: Naw, I'm in Maryland. Guess those Chincoteague mosquitos found you ext-ree good. We do have another porchster, MILLIE, who owns a restaurant in Richmond, though. I hear it's even better than Morelli's.

Hey to DWF. You haven't been coming around as much lately. Busy? Well, slow about a pleasant band concert under the stars? Haven't heard much from BWB lately, either. And MILLIE, check in y'hear?


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44585: Hey M-T..I have a grandmother that lives in MD..Salisbury. We're an hour and a half from the Eastern Shore (cape charles) have vacationed there for years and years, except for the last view.
Millie: tell me about the restaurant you own in Richmond!

MDC: have you figured out who I am now?


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44586: that is suppose to be last FEW...dont know what is wrong with me today.. idelle

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44587: Rev, I use Alltel, but I wouldn't recommend them. In fact, the only reason we went back to them after they tried to cheat me on some of my bills was when we moved to an(even more) rural area and they were the only ones that we could get half-decent reception with in a stretch of road up there I referred to as "the dead zone" because our other carrier would cut out there. But now that we moved back we are planning to go back to US Cellular once our contract with "allhel" is up.;) Had great service with US Cellular, and great reception other than that one area. When I told the US Cellular CSR(customer service rep) that we would need to cancel our contract, even though it wasn't up yet, she was very understanding and even went out of her way to find some other carriers I might want to try. Plus, even though our contract with them wasn't up, we still got a refund for the remainder of the month after disconnection and didn't have to pay early termination fees. Something I wouldn't count on Allhel to do which is why I am waiting for our contract to run out.

Homemaker, how are the storms in your area? We had a whopper last night(not the kind from Burger King, mind you). I had just gone into the store when the tornado sirens went off, so they ushered everyone into a back room there. One person said they had golf-ball size hail near here, and I saw that on the news later.
But all I could think of was poor Kai, who just a little while before had not wanted me to leave because she didn't want me to get hurt. Then she wanted to come with me to make sure I didn't get hurt. I'm glad I made her stay home with mommy next to the basement.
Then, after I got home we had another siren go off and so we went back to the basement. So, she is getting her fill of emergency procedures, I think.:D
More storms are predicted today, so she may get even more.
But, she's handling it like a trooper. She was play-acting like she was a weather person as I was checking the weather on tv today, using a little stick as a pointer on the weather map.
So, prayers for everyone in the path of these storms today.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44588: I don't know if I can cook an egg over medium, Asa. Hey, I got the email you sent me and I can see why it made you think of me. There are a couple of guys on there with really big toolbelts. Wonder how they thought to take that picture?!

Been to see an attorney about getting mom and dad's affairs in order today. I feel better after getting some things cleared up.

Well, time to veg out for a bit before I pick up the kids. It is beyond hot here today, unbelievable!

Boo Bla

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44589: Wow, stay safe, Sterling!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44590: STERLING: Where abouts do you live? I've forgotten.

IDELLE: I'm in mid-Western Maryland, about 2 1/2 hours from Salisbury. When I was a kid we used to go camping at Cherrystone Campground in Cape Charles the first week of summer vacation. I suppose we went there for about fifteen years straight from teh late 1960s through the early 1980s. It was right on the water, and you could rent a boat and go fishing in the bay, go crabbing from the pier (they had three), go clamming, or pick up oysters. They also had several swimming pools, miniature golf, and an outdoor roller rink. Remember how big roller skating was in the 70s? The campground was huge, and there was so much to do right there that we never left the whole week. We'd get there on a Saturday, stay until Friday, then travel an hour to Chincoteague and stay the weekend there so my dad, uncle and grandfather could go out on the bay and do serious fishing. They'd leave way before sunrise and return at dinertime. Pleasant memories.

MILLIE provided her restaurant's website a while back but I can't seem to find it. If MILLIE doesn't pop up soon I bet POOR HORATIO knows what it is.

BOO: I think I prefer BOO BLANDINGS after all :).

Hey, look, I made a Cindy Crawford smiley. (hee hee)


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44591: Thanks so much everyone for the birthday wishes! Kind of a neat coincidence with me and Reagan - I turned 37 years old today and she turned 37 days old - so I guess a dual celebration is in order. : ) (It's also Hal Smith's (Otis) birthday today too!)

Rev - we have Cingular (although we started out with AT&T Wireless) and we've had them for about 6 years or so. They've treated us pretty fair over the years.

Boo - Erin has homework in Kindergarten? WOW! My daughter just started in Kindergarten and seems to be doing all kinds of things she already knows how to do (letters, numbers, patterns, shapes, etc). The only thing she brings to do at home is read her library book for the week together - and she started reading around the time she turned 3, so that's really just time for us to spend doing something together. The social interaction, music, art and PE at school is good for her so that's a plus.

Idelle (Alyce) - so good to see you back! Glad you're enjoying your home.

Prayers for all.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44592: Thanks Boo Bla(love the name):)

Me-They, I'm in Wisconsin.

-Sterling Holobyte

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44593: ME-THEY::: GEt out!! That is where we vacationed!! We started going to Cherrystone in 82...and kept going until 2 years ago. I loved that place. I do miss it!! So much fun as a kid,then so relaxing as an adult. I always knew staff when I was younger, because we would go like 3 different weeks throughout the summer. That is too cool..loved to get your email and chat about it.

AFD: Birthday wishes to you..thanks for the welcome..


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44594: IDELLE: That's too cool. I believe that the summer of '82 or '83 was the last time we went to Cherrystone. That would have put me in 10th grade or something, so that's about right. I loved that place, too. Remember that general store? They had quite the selection of candy, cheap toys and comics, in case it rained. I can almost smell that bay air and those tall pine trees. It's funny, we went back there and camped with my brother and his family about six years ago. It was fun, but not the same. Of course the skating rink was gone. We didn't have any kids at the time. We may have to get back down there and try it again.

STERLING: Brrr. Sounds cold. But I guess they gotta keep it kinda chilly or all that cheese will go bad.

AFD: You're welcome!

REV: We have Cingular and are reasonably happy with them, though they are the only company we have ever had. We were going to switch a while back but found that you can't even get the plan we have anymore. We have always had the 30 minutes a month plan. When we asked companies about it, they either started talking to us like we were crazy or laughed. Seems no one only uses 30 minutes a month anymore. Personally, I use maybe five minutes a month.

I love the concept of cell phones for emergencies. Otherwise, they are a plague on civilization. I am so tired of following people on the interstate going 40 miles an hour as they weave and jerk, or saying excuse me to people in stores or on the street who I think are speaking to me but are actually talking on a phone. Yes, they are a pox indeed, but that's as far as I'm gonna go since I promised not to get on the soapbox for awhile.

Well, y'all have a Mayberry-like evening (that means a nice supper, maybe some strummin' on the gee-tar, and settin' on the front porch until you dose off. Now don't go disturbing thsoe dogs!)


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44595: "One day you're gonna go TOO far!"--Barney


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44596: Ok M-T will try to find the card....never been to the crump board...supper will be on....hum...Sterling at cracker barrell...back to work...hey to all ...SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44597: How about some take-out pizza, SPOT? I love mozarella. For those with a more high-falutin' tastes, maybe we can whip up a batch of bubble and squeek.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44598: To Me-They Msg 44590, since Millie is not around, for those of you who want to learn more about her restaurant in Richmond Virginia, click on BOGART'S.

And for those who want an easier way to see Tom's thank you card, click here. Thank you Tom.

from Poor Horatio

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44599: Thanks Smart Mr Horatio...and yer welcome TOM..M-T pizza will be GOOD m-t...I want Meat Meat Meat on mine...SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44600: Where is Millie?

ME-THey.. They didnt have the skating rink when I was there of course for me to remember. I was 5 years old in 82. But we used to just skate on the Tennis courts. Loved getting ice cream at the "rec hall". And playing video games and pool. Putt Putt was fun. Walks on the pier with summer flings! Nature trail in the back of the campground..Fun Fun Fun!!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44601: hey..we are having Chef boy R Dee pizza tonight..YUM!!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44602: Wow, AFD, sounds like your little one doesn't need homework! She must be one smart little cookie. I have to admit I didn't work with Erin and try to teach her to read or anything because when I tried I could tell that she really wasn't interested, yet, so I thought I would wait and see how she reacted to school. She told me yesterday on the way home from school, "Mom, I'm not ready for school"! I thought that was pretty funny coming from one so young. She is already starting to say things like, "I can't do anything right", and I hate to hear that. She doesn't seem to get the idea yet that she has to practice and master all these things. I think she will really enjoy it when she is able to read books (I hope).

Me-They, that is something I don't think we have talked about here; roller skating in the 70's....or maybe we have, don't remember. I was really lucky because when I was growing up, there was this mobile-tent roller rink (that's the best way I can describe it), and they used to come and set it up in a field right down the street from me so we skated alot in the summer. I remember it very fondly. We had FUN! Can you remember the old skates they gave you to use and how it seems like one wheel was always going the wrong way or there was a tack sticking up on the inside of the skate? I remember how hot it got, too. No air conditioning! I still remember the atmosphere so well, the colored lights, the sounds of the skates on the wood rink and the loud music, the smell of the oiled wood and old skates (and cigarettes)....anyone with me??

Boo Blandings

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44603: Hey all!!!

Hope that all is well!!!

Had a busy week, and tomorrow night...Fan Club!!!

Can't wait!!!

Prayers continue to all!!!

Back in a bit.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44604:
"I've got a brand new pair of rollerskates, you've got a brand new key." I actually remember that song from the early 70s. Is that close enuf Boo? ha
My childhood summers were a lot of playing outside, yup even in the Phoenix heat, but would run thru sprinkler etc. Also, we would go camping at a place called O'Neil Park in CA. Very similar to Me-ThEY and IDElle's place. Little country store, pine trees, bike rental, archery, swimmin hole etc. Such a grand post-wwII, pre-terrorist time! Idealyc really! Just plain fun.
BOO- to answer a LONG AGO question of yours about taking the oegano daily, it's as a preventative. colds, flu, infections, etc. That has been on my mind but i always forget to bring it up, so I guess it's not too good for memory retention!haha
Also, your 1865 breakfast was great! Could you imagine having to REALLY do that each morning?
DWF- That ep was a great lesson in not hurting one's feelings wouldnt ya say!
MT- I agree about the phones. Emergencies yes, idle chatter, yuck! They even go off in church after an announcemet to turn them off!
Alyce, er Idelle, your home sounds like the one in Field of Dreams! Nice, real nice.
ASA- how goes things in Utah? Any snow yet? ha
Colt- Western site says hey! Cowgirl sent me a dvd of the Cisco Kid and Gene Autry!
Hey to Homemaker.
A neat site to help our soldiers is www.packages
Prayers for all, have a good evening,

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44605: Barnwannabe says hey to MDC!!!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44606: Hello all. I am trying to find out Barney's middle name. Seems it was Bernard P Fife. Anyone know?
Elmer in Ohio

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44607: hey everybody,you aren't going to believe this but,i finally got a new isp!So nice to visit the porch again1can't stay and chat ,have alot to do,i will syop by tomorrow-ky girl

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44608: sorry for all the typos,i've been away from the keyboard too long-ky girl

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44609: Hello again..
Got the kids to sleep and watching Mama's Family.. I loved that show.
Boo: if Erin is just now starting to say things like that, be thankful. My five year old has been saying things like that for a while..probably a year or so.. I cant do it, I am a yucky girl. NO body likes me, It makes you feel so horrible. And makes you question every move you've made with your kids. I really have to boost her self confidence and self esteem on some things it seems. But I think she is going to love school. She's been in preschool since she was 2 1/2..part time. So she is a school bug.. She was reading in Dick and Jane tonight. I am so thankful she has that interest in reading..I never did. I am actually afraid she will get bored in Kindergarten. We'll see in a couple of weeks. If she gets the teacher we want, she'll be fine..Anyway..I am rambling..


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44610: Evening Porch, it is so good to finally be back on my porch chatting with folks on the big porch, man the traffic is bad out there today! With State St. closed down, made it worse. I was late for my first appt. this morning because they had traffic stopped at the entrance to the big doings so they could get the giant Food City Shopping Cart around the turn. It is all kind of neat, but aggravating at the same time. Lucy most of those dogs at the campgrounds go to all the races with the people, so they are used to the noise. Tom you are welcome, that is a beautiful card. Idelle the folks tend to forget, I am in VA as well, but I'm in Bristol, where the state line is, so when they think of Bristol, they think of TN. I am 3 miles from the state line. Where in Va are you? Best get some things done, I'm beat tonight.

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44611: Elmer in Ohio, Barney was actually called be 3 different middle names during the show.
Bernard P. Fife (no mention of what the p stood for although my guess is Poo)
Bernard Milton Fife.
Bernard Oliver Fife.
Oh and he dee-duuced a Bernard Tibbs Fife once also.

I forgot to welcome you back Alyce/ Idelle. Good to see you back on the porch.
And good to have you back Ky. Girl. You have been missed.

No snow yet MDC. Near 100 here yesterday.

Hey to everyone else. Hope all is well for everyone.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44612: Whoops Mavis, you snuck in on me. Hey to ya.
And Tom, thanks for the card. Hope you know how much you mean to us now.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44613: Oh and Boo. Glad you liked the e-mail. Thought you would.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44614: Hey, Elmer! Long time, no see. Glad you dropped by. To answer your question, Barney actually had three middle initials, depending on which episode you were watching. There was M. (Milton), P.(don't think a name was ever given) and O.(Oliver). A few years ago, we had a porchster who went by the name of MPO, a composite of the three initials. Now don't ask me to name the episodes where these are mentioned, because I can't. One was when Barney was showing Andy his old history book, and his name was written in it several times. I think that was Bernard P. Fife. Another had to do with a yearbook, and I'm not sure about the third. I'll bet somebody here can fill us in, though.

Well, my little "nap" turned into sleeping all afternoon, only waking when a friend called to ask me to go with her to dinner. Of course, I pulled on some shorts and a t-shirt, and we hit our favorite little Mexican cafe, had some really good food, and now I'm home. The Plum is delighted. Poor little thing has basically been in our bedroom since Tuesday afternoon, when I left for work. It's work, sleep, work again and then the "nap" today - poor puppy. But now I'm off until next Monday night, so she'll be happy. She's such a sociable little thing.

Well, have a great evening, friends. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44615: See? I told you someone could do it. Asa even did it before I predicted it. Boy, he's good! --Romeena

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44616: Mavis:: I remember you..we used to IM some. I am no where near you..haha! But one day we'll get some tickets and get over there for that race! I am in the south eastern part of VA. Do you still have the pet shop?


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44617: I think it's that toolbelt he wears. --Romeena

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44618: Welcome Elmer!..dont know but will find out..Floyd will know,hey Idell,fg girl!..Asa we are running about norm on temp here in ga..85 to 90..MDC you said it APB for all thos folks..Wild Wild west is on [will smith]...hey Boo,Ro,..lucy,mav,possum,mil and all..we are going to eat here sat night check it out..Cajun!..yall come...well slowed down here at work..had football earler...pork rinds and gatorade for a snack...back in a bit...SPOT

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44619: Yep, must be the toolbelt, Ro.

MDC, glad to see you on the porch. I was wondering if you had been affected by the flooding in your area. I saw Scottsdale on the national news tonight.

Idelle, maybe it's something about girls, more sensitive to what people thing about them or something? Hope they outgrow it, though.

Hey, glad you are back KY Girl. I've been missing you.

Got to go finish a scrapbook I am doing for mom-in-law's birthday tomorrow...


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44620: Oh, almost forgot. Sean had a meltdown tonight over school. He is starting to have a rough time with the work (the dyslexia, etc) and is crying and telling me I have no idea how hard it is for him everyday. I am going to have to find him some help. Please pray for the Lord's guidance and for Sean's anxiety and frustration. He really is having a tough time. Thanks, Friends...

Boo Blandings

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44621: Idelle...I LOVE Mama's Family!!!

Always have!!!

Cool...someone likes it besides me!!!

What ep. were you watching???


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44622: Good night all!!!

Prayers to all!!!

Remember to stay calm people!!!

I'm really excited...another fan of Mama's Family!!! Sorry, but I'm a finatic when it comes to Mama's Family, and TAGS!!! My fav. Moma's Family ep. is when Thelma goes to work at the Food Circus, and gets her own section..."ask Thelma"!!! Anybody know where I can find Mama's Family on DVD, or Vhs, but mainly DVD???

Thanks, and sleep tight!!!


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44623:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AFD...and many more.

Welcome back ky girl. Good to see in you in your rocking chair. Come on back when you have the time.

Tome...the card was very nice...thanks!

Well we got some more rain today here in SC.

Thanks for the coments on the cell carriers. The only reason I may change from verizon is we can't get service here at my house. Traveling the way I do, verizon has been fine. But cingular has put a tower just about a mile from our house and it has full service here. So I think I may be changing over. From what I've heard from other traveling ministers, cingular has served them very well. I do know they now have more towers than any other network.

Well folks I think I'm going to call it a night. Prayers for you all and have a Jesus filled night!

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44624:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AFD...and many more.

Welcome back ky girl. Good to see in you in your rocking chair. Come on back when you have the time.

Tome...the card was very nice...thanks!

Well we got some more rain today here in SC.

Thanks for the coments on the cell carriers. The only reason I may change from verizon is we can't get service here at my house. Traveling the way I do, verizon has been fine. But cingular has put a tower just about a mile from our house and it has full service here. So I think I may be changing over. From what I've heard from other traveling ministers, cingular has served them very well. I do know they now have more towers than any other network.

Well folks I think I'm going to call it a night. Prayers for you all and have a Jesus filled night!

August 24, 2006 - Msg 44625: Sorry about that folks.


August 24, 2006 - Msg 44626: I'm a Cingular person, too. Have used it since it was AT&T, back in the late '80s. I still have my dear husband's old original phone - one of those big, boxy Motorola phones, about 8-9" tall, with a 4" antenna. It has a flat base, you can sit it down on its bottom. I hated my last Motorola flip phone, though. Tiny screen, washed out in daylight so you couldn't read it, ringer very soft, couldn't hear it, just a loser. Replaced it this past Monday, another Motorola, and I love it. It cost the sum total of $20. Pretty much a bargain, I think.

My son uses Sprint, and he likes them very much. He travels all over this end of the country, and never seems to have a problem.

Sugarplum says she doesn't use a cell phone, they're hard to hold when you don't have thumbs. She just tells me to tell you folks 10-4. --Romeena