August 27, 2006 - Msg 44716: Prayers for you, DWF, for whatever the need may be. Fortunately, we don't need to know - God knows, and that's what matters. --Romeena

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44717: Prayers going your way, Warren.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44718: sunday morning. romeena- what a sweep. breakfast at romeenas nicely swept porch. warren- prayers for you. millie- prayers your feeling better. central illinois is rapidly showing signs of an early fall. i'll read the archives later. colt

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44719: TOM-have you tried writing or contacting the chewing gum companies to see if you can purchase wrappers in bulk? explain it's for a hobby and not resale and they might accomadate you much like coin wrappers. they have to be printed before gum goes in. hope this helps. also look on line for gum wrappers for sale in google search, just to see what you turn up. colt

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44720: MORNING GANG.......what a good race time mav!...lunch will be at McDonadls...SPOT

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44721: Good Sabbath porchters. Hope you are all well. Prayers for you Warren.

Spot? McDonalds? Sorry buddy, I have not done them in years. Just never thought they were all that good. Although I did like there french fries. And the shakes were pretty good. I like to dip my fries in a chocolate shake and eat it. Y'all ever do that? Dang Spot, now you got me hankerin McDonalds. Guess I'll meet you there. :)

Well Mavis, life gets back to normal for you now with all them folks leaving town. Have things with your sister improved?

Possum, you feeling any better? Hope so.

Homemaker, hope your feeling better too. All this time I thought you didn't even have a heart, but now see you do, just a real slow one,:) Seriously, I hope you're feeling better.

Tom, I'm like Romeena. I don't chew gum so I can't send you any wrappers. I do chew my cud, but it don't come wrapped so can't help you there.

Well better go get ready for preachin. Hope they preach on sin today. Thats always a good subject to preach on.


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44722: Ha ha! Asa, you are too funny...("All this time I thought you didn't have a heart, but now see you do, just a real slow one."!

I'll meet ya at preachin' Asa. You wearin' earrings today?

Sorry I didn't get to chat with you, Millie. Hope you have a better day today. My continued prayers for you.

Prayers for you in your decision-making, Warren.

Better shake a leg...

Boo Blandings

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44723: Prayers for you Warren & everyone else. Asa things with my sister are about the same, haven't talked to her in about a month, even that wasn't talking it was email. Ro who were the groups, I love southern gospel & gospel bluegrass is my favorite. I am sitting on my front porch this morning, while it is still nice enough to breathe, most of the race folks will be leaving tomorrow I suspect, the Richard Petty Driving School is holding an event at the track today, you get to climb in a car & race around the track with them, trying to keep folks here one more day I guess. I meant to tell all of you that want to send Tom wrappers, I don't chew gum either, sticks to my dentures, so I usually just buy him the whole pack & ship them that way, he can chew the gum or give it to Gizzmo's family or whatever after he gets the wrappers. That might work for you guys. Best get off the porch for a while & do some research for Tues. I just got a call (yes on Sun) to come be on TV this Tues. for the Pet of The Week segment. Talk to you all later, for those that don't want McDonald's how about some BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, grilled Vidalia onion & potato salad here at my place afterwhile. See you in a bit.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44724: Mercy, Mavis! I'll be right over! Grilled Vidalia onions? Sweeter than candy, those things. Sugarplum likes onions, too, but I can't let her have them, as they can cause anemia in some dogs, I'm told - particularly little squirts like the Plum. --Romeena

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44725: Sorry Spot. Mavis just blew Mickey D's right out of the running with her menu.:)

No earings today Boo. Got folks to gossiping last week when I wore em. :)


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44726: Ya can't be too careful, know how people like to gossip...


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44727: Asa - when I told my husband that I needed to go to the cardiologist - that's what I told him, they couldn't find my heart. . .just a cold, callous teacher! Ha Ha

I think you should have went with the Mother of Pearl earrings today. . .they would have looked nice with your gun!

Any one watching Daniel Boone - he was a BIG man, you know!


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44728:
Good Sunday to all of my porch family.

Mavis...thanks for the race up-date. GO MATT! I'm sure you are kinda glad to get your town back to normal.

Warren...prayers for your need.

HM...I've been able to catch a couple of Daniel Boone shows this weekend. Been a long time since I've seen any.

Gotta run for now. I'll try to check back in later tonight. You all be blessed!

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44729: Can't seem to get into Daniel Boone, Homemaker...they sure have been showing alot of him this weekend!


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44730: Today I feel lower than a snake's belly. Couldn't even go to preachin'. Hate to waller in it, but can't seem to pull myself out of this blue funk. Why me???

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44731: Im sorry Millie. I really wish I could help. All I can say is, please take care, and if you wanna talk with me, just PM me, or post on the porch that your going to Sarahs.

Thank's to all for the prayers. I really think it's helped, and with alot of thought, and the help from you guy's, I think I've come to the right descision.

You guys are the best, Im so glad to be here.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44732: Okay, that's the last straw!! They're not showing TAGS tonight to show Danl Boone all night? That just tears it!

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44733: oh, hey, DWF, glad the prayers helped. And sorry I was screaming over you.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44734: Millie I'm leaving! For a grown woman, yer a sight! haha I always loved that quote! BWB how did the 2nd part of that sermon go? Did you enjoy it as much as the first one? Gotta go clean up after all the food, Asa had BBQ sauce everywhere, can't take him anywhere ya know.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44735: Thanks for getting my reference, Mavis. You made me grin in spite of my mean self.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44736: I'll be home from work early tonight, if anyone is up for a chat, let it be known, and I'll be there. You guys are the cat's.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44737: You got that right Asa...good job mav..Vidalias!...from here in Ga!...yes sir ree..hey mil,ro,lucy,TOM,Rev,boo and all...Hope ya know bragging rights are right chere in Ga...columbus Ga will be playing Japan for the little leage world championship tomorrow night!..go Ga...rained out today...hey bWB,Dwf,colt....well its off to the garden to pick hot peppers...just covered up..have put up about 3 dozen jars...yall need some?...SPOT

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44738:
Hi Millie, God blees you dear. Take it from another person who is down in the dumps right now, (me!)(ha), as a job that i was really liking gets pulled out from under me, whose sick mother continues to go down, etc. We are in this together! oNE THING TO REMEMBER

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44739:
Hi Millie, God blees you dear. Take it from another person who is down in the dumps right now, (me!)(ha), as a job that i was really liking gets pulled out from under me, whose sick mother continues to go down, etc. We are in this together! oNE THING TO REMEMBER

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44740: oOPS, i HIT post by mistake!

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44741: Good evening folks, just dropping in for a minute.
Been busy this week end with family things. Sure were alot of campers and such leaving town today, bet we saw 25-30 in about a 10 mile stretch about noon today. We also saw a bunch of sunburned race fans at Golden Corral while we were having lunch after church today. At least they had better weather this time than the cold and snow back last spring. Millie hope you are feeling better. Keeping you in my prayers. My kids have gone back to youth activities at church and I actually have the house to myself, which rarely happens. Hey Mavis, I am ready for that supper, be right there. Ya'll take care and have a good evening. Big Maude

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44742: MDC, was that you? I hear ya brother!

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44743: Hey Big Maude! Didn't mean to rock on yer toes!

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44744: One thing to remember, and i heard this on Adrian Rogers this morning, yes we all have sufferings of some kind in this fallen world, but we look to the 2 Gs, Grace and Glory! Paul went thru tremendous suffering, shipwrecks etc and a martyr's death. We are loved and we are blessed, and we trust God even when we say we "can't"! I ray dear True and Living God, please heal and comfort Millie. Let her rest in the bosum of Jesus himself, and may you guide her on this path of life! Thank you Lord. Your blessings on her and her family! Amen

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44745: Big Maude could you bring some of your famous Slaw to supper?....please.....SPOT the talking dog of this here porch

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44746:
Sterling, I was really liking the job, just should have known better than to enter the new housing market at this time! When your total as a company for July is "minus 3" new home sales, something had to give!
DWF- have you seen any more TDVDS eps? The one with Buddy accepting another writing job really brings out his character.
Colt- thanks man, maybe I'll collect unemployment. ha! I never have done so in my entire life. Always felt I should pull my own weight. As Paul said, I have lived high on the hog and I have lived low with the hogs. (My paraphrase! ha), but I put my trust in the Lord. Joshua said, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! Amen brother.
Have a good Sabbath afternoon, prayers for you, our soldiers, etc.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44747: MDC, I watched the episode with the necklace! That was hilarious! Rob's facial expressions killed me in that one! Don't watch anymore though, I still gotta watch the next one with Buddy accepting a job!

Hey SPOT , Big Maude & Mille!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44748: Amen to that prayer for Millie, MDC.

Maybe I can chat later, Millie. Depends on how hard it is to get the kids to bed after a weekend of staying up late!


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44749: Thanks for the prayer, MDC.

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44750: Evenin' Y'all. I don't think this thing I'm dealing with is a cold-more like bronchitis.Believe me,I've had enough bouts of it to know! Started taking antibiotics so hopefully I'll knock it out soon. I need to be well because I keep Laci now while my daughter works. Can't be sick!
Sorry you're feeling down Millie. I think of you often-lots of prayers too.
MDC,can't believe you got laid off! My goodness! But,you do have the right outlook and I know something good is in store for you.Trust in the Lord(Proverbs 3:5-6.)
Tom,sounds like you got some nice things at WalMart.Glad for you!
Warren,hope all's going good for you.
I think we should find somebody to polish up Asa's moldy green bullets and make earrings out of them.Bet he'd wear them to church EVERY Sunday!
Well,gonna go grab some Kleenex and juice.Y'all have a great evening! Love to all!
possum under a rock

August 27, 2006 - Msg 44751: Hey all!!!

I had a WONDERFUL weekend at the camp!!!

Only about 45 minutes of rain, and it was perfect!!!

Glad to have you back Warren!!!

Hey to all!!!

Who won the race???

Prayers to all, including Warren!~!!!


August 27, 2006 - Msg 44752: Hey porch family...

I wanted to talk to you about Warren. I know that we got a tid bit worried about him the other day, and he posted, and told us that he was okay, which was a relief.

You may be thinking that he has just left the porch, accept for a few posts here, and there, which is 180 degrees from what has really happened. As he told me in a recent "conversation" of sorts, he is a member of so many different chat rooms, fan clubs, websites, and so forth, that he gets tied up, and doesn't have enough time for all of the sites, and ect. This DOES NOT mean that he has left, desserted, or even forgot about the porch, he just got busy. He said that he still respects, and loves the porch, and that he appreciates how nice the people here are(which ya'll are). I hope that you understand, and don't think that he's just left us, or gotten mad at us!!! Thanks for being so understanding!!!



August 27, 2006 - Msg 44753: Good evening, all. Just got home from a grandson's birthday party. He's three. He's ready to vote, drive a car, and knows about all there is to know. He's quite opinionated, though it's a bit hard to keep a straight face when he's correcting somebody's mistaken idea about a particular "choo-choo". He's also very, very cute, which makes it difficult to dole out the correction when he needs it. I'm glad that as a grandma, I really don't have to worry too much about that. I'm also glad that his mom and dad are not snookered by his angelic appearance, but will definitely step in and correct him when necessary.

Well, I'm tired, and ready to settle in with a freshly-bathed Plum and watch some Britcoms. Nothing like a sweet-smelling puppy to curl up beside you and snuggle.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44754: Hey yall!..morning meal on you Romeena!...SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44755: morning honeys and dears-- mdc- your an inspiration to all of us. sometimes a break helps restore our energy and see what god wants for us, remember you know where i'm at my freind and i'm with you in prayers and thoughts. spot- wonder what romeena will have for breakfast? sure hope she's up and rattling those pots abd pots. big maude- i sure like eating at golden coral when i'm near one. possum- prayer that your back up and running soon. that bronchitis is no picnic. bwb- thanks for update on warren and thanks warren for checking in. millie- prayers for you. in todays world i think we all short circut from time to time but the porch is always here. mavis- asa really liked that sauce and wanted it near by no matter where he was at. good morning to rest of porch. it's 4am here. colt

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44756: here at the rock there are 3 rules. one= all to do lists are filed and forgetton. rule two- ask for another to do list, to file. rule three= on your birthday, christmas and etc destroy all lists... very important... if confronted about quality of a job- always say they just don't make materials like they use to. just put it on my to do list. tom- you might put wriggly chewing company in your search engine to obtain address and contact them on buying some gum wrappers. or enter chewing gum companies into search. colt

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44757: Good Morning dears..
Its monday..and no one here wants to wake up..except a 2 year old! We are trying to get on a school schedule and it just isnt working. Mom must do better.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was busy as usual. Now time to get back in the groove..
HAve a great day!


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44758: I hear you, Idelle....let's get back in the groove...


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44759: Morning Porchters. I pray you all had a good weekend. Nice one here on my porch. The weather has cooled quite a bit. We were 77 yesterday with a light breeze. Well it was perfect was what it was.

Millie, I am praying for your situation dear. I do hope and pray you will get feeling better soon. We were studying on the book of Job yesterday in Church and as I was reading about all his afflictions heaped upon him, and how he never quit believing on the Lord, it got me thinking of you and your situation. I pray for a peace of mind for you.

MDC, sorry to read about your job situation. I hope and pray you find something soon that will meet your needs. The housing market here is still booming for some reason.

Possum, I like that idea about bullet earrings. Will you help?

Best get off to work. Got lots to do to get ready for winter. If I don't get an early start it don't get done, and that ain't good. Later.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44760: Hello everyone.

To Millie Msg 44713, sorry I was not in the chat room this weekend. And as for Msg 44730, maybe a web site might offer you some help and comfort. Check out CHEMO ANGELS.

To Tom Msg 44707, I asked this question in an earlier post but don't recall ever getting an answer from you. Can you use bubble gum wrappers? I ask because they are usually wrapped in wax wrappers instead of the paper and aluminum foil that regular gum comes wrapped in.

from Poor Horatio

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44761: Good morning everyone. I hope that you all had a good weekend.

MILLIE: You are in my prayers and I hope that this week is a whole lot better for you physically and mentally. You can always pull a chair up here on the porch and sip some lemonade. Heck, I'll even give up the swing for you.

TOM: Sorry, I'm a non-gum chewer, too.

BOO and IDELLE: Today was Nora's first day of school. She was a little shell-shocked, but okay. I walked her in since she wasn't sure where to go (they just built a new elementary school). Based on the desk tags, there are five girls and ten boys in her class. Not sure how I like that, but we'll see. Thankfully, she knows three of the girls and enjoys playing with them. There are two classes per grade and they "shook up" the two Kindergarden classes from last year.

BWB: Thanks for the update. DWF: Check in when you can and don't sweat it; there aren't any attendance requirements on the porch.

MDC: Obviously, that wasn't where the Lord wanted you to work, at least not anymore. You have a great attitude, buddy. In the midst of what would be a difficult time for anyone, your attitude and outlook is a great witness to the peace of our Lord. Your job situation is in my prayers.

ASA: Those earrings don't match your toolbelt. Ain't you got some bullets to polish?

HM: As long as it's still beating! That's the important thing. Whenever I go to a new doctor they usually ask me if I'm a runner because my heart rate is so low. I tell them, no, I'm a sitter. And I'm darn good at it, too.

BOO: We weren't into "Daniel Boone" either, and ended up watching HGTV's "Design Star" marathon all afternoon yesterday. It was pretty good, but I can't believe I spent the a good part of the day vegging in front of the tv. Actually, I did that for a few hours on Saturday, too, watching a "Columbo" marathon on Hallmark. It was just too darned humid to do much outside. Or at least that's my excuse.

IDELLE: I agree with BOO; it's great to have you back on the porch. I've enjoyed our chats. I hope my being a boy isn't too disappointing.

Did any of you catch the Emmy's last night? We watched it for a short while. I happened to notice that when they did the memorial section it seemed like Don Knotts got the biggest applause. I was suprised to see who had passed away this year.

Well, I know I had some other things to say, but can't remember them now. Gosh, forty hits hard. Hey to COLT, SPOT, HORATIO, ROMENNA, BIG MAUDE, STERLING, REV, MAVIS and all the rest. Where's CHARLOTTE and GOOBER? Breaker, breaker for FRED. And check in DIXIE; how'd that date go? Inquiring minds want to know.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44762: One more thing. We sand one of my very favorite hymns yesterday and I can't get it out of my head. So I thought I'd sing it to you, hope you don't mind...

A mighty fortress is our God,
a bulwark never failing;
our helper he amid the flood
of mortal ills prevaling.
For still our ancient foe
doth seek to work us woe;
his craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate,
on earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side,
the man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is he;
Lord Sabbaoth, his name,
from age to age the same,
and he must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
we will not fear, for God hath willed
his truth to triumph through us.
The Prince of Darkness grim,
we tremble not for him;
his rage we can endure,
for lo, his doom is sure;
one little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers,
no thanks to them, abideth;
the Spirit and the gifts are ours,
thru him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go,
this mortal life also;
the body they may kill;
God's truth abideth still;
his kingdom is forever.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44763: idelle lost her groove but now idelle has got her groove. couln't resist thinking of stellas got her groove back movie. got to go will do rest later. colt

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44764: Thanks for that fine rendition of a great old hymn, Me-They. Seems like it's getting harder to hear them these days. It's all about the "praise songs". Our church has been in a quiet state of turmoil about the issue for some time. We're about to have our 50th anniversary as a church, and naturally, the greater percentage of our membership is older people. Obviously, if we're to survive, we must attract younger families as well. We are told that "young people like the lively praise songs, and get 'bored' with the old hymns."
Well, I like the praise songs too, usually, but cannot imagine being "bored" with the old hymns. What does bore me is singing a praise song over and over, about ten times, until it totally loses any excitement. There just has to be a compromise somewhere.
So, in response to repeated pleas from the older membership, we're trying a new plan. The early worship service will be "traditional", old familiar hymns with maybe one praise song thrown in. The second worship will be "contemporary" with maybe one old hymn included. Something for everyone, right? We hope so. We'll see how it works out.
I have nothing against the praise songs, but just read over the words that Me-They posted above. Poetry, pure poetry, and right-on theology as well. "Lord, we praise You" repeated ten times over just doesn't hold a candle to it. It has a place, of course, but it just can't compete with the old classics. Give me "The Old Rugged Cross" anytime.

OK, soapbox going back under the porch with the spiders. Anybody else want to use it before I put it back?

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44765: Maybe later Romeena too tired to climb up there today. I have to get some things going here for my business, finish up my brochures & client newsletters, then get some questions together for the TV station, I'm going to be on tomorrow at lunch time again for Pet of the Week. Sure hope that makes my phone ring with more new folks. Gotta go see why the Bull TerrOrs are so quiet, they are like children, when they get quiet, you better go see what they are doing.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44766: The little monsters!! They are now covered with red clay mud & were thoroghly enjoying themselves digging around the fish pond. Can't fuss at them, they look too dad burn cute with those red, mud covered noses looking at me with those beady little eyes. Bull Terriers are known as "A kid in a dog suit" & boy does it fit. To see them for yourself Tsagali Bull Terriers Enjoy.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44767: That's okay MAVIS, I'll climb up there for you...

ROMEENA, you're exactly right about it being poetry. The fact is, hymns such as this one were composed to impart theology as well as offer praise. In a time when many people could not read, even the Bible, in addition to individual verses and catechisms they could easily memorize hymns which imparted Biblical concepts and helped to explain our relationship with God. While some say traditional hymns are not "hip" enough to satisfy a new generation, many hymns like this one have stood the test of time and have been around for hundreds of years. In that time musical and cultural tastes have changed many, many times but still these songs endure. No, it's not the songs, in my opinion, it's our refusal to tackle complex or deep ideas. Praise songs are okay, but they introduce very simple concepts, uttered over and over, designed to induce an emotional, not intellectual, response. I believe that emotional responses that do not stem from intellectual understanding are fleeting. God gave us a Bible and a brain; it's obvious he wants us to try and think about our faith, not just "feel" it. We're just a stubborn people who want things packaged our way, usually the easy way. There isn't a substitute for the good old hymns; that's how they got to be good old hymns.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44768: Another thing...a number of years ago many of the churches in our area tried the same things your church is, ROMEENA. Many of them have now switched to the more modern style because they claimed those services were much more popular. But in every case I know of, the traditional service was scheduled very early on Sunday morning, and the modern service later, usually at the "normal" time of 10:30 or 11:00. Well of course that service would be better attended! Our church's service begins at 9:30. Do you think I'd prefer a 11:00 start time? You bet! You know how hard it is to get three kids up and ready to leave on a Sunday morning by 9:00. So the deck may be stacked against those traditional services from the get-go. Just a thought.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44769: mamma bear was waking up and wanted to see if the world was still there, i told her just look out the window its still there but no sense of humor early morning. ha. me- they- i watched a bit of the emmys and figured since most of those shows nominated i haven't seen and i fiqured morning news would cover it. was there much on don knotts? asa- everything in central illinois is a month ahead of schedule i'd better light a fire under the relatives to get ready for winter chores while i straw boss for a change. boo- will you take charge of the remshaw halloween festivities. ??? millie- do you need us to make pies for you while your feeling poorly? i'll send mdc, goober, rev, mrs wiley, charlotte tucker, sterling holobyte, bwb, warren, tom, plum and spot to help. clean up can be done later , ha. lunch at homemakers. big maude- you got supper ready? CHARLOTTE TUCKER- are you going to pekins marrigold festival to see jim lindsey? if your there just look for the fellow acting up abd its probably me or use pa system for colt. colt

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44770: romeena- its sad but a lot of chruches have to chase attebdence in order to keep their doors open. sometimes i wonder am i just an old crumudgeon or what price are we paying ib terms of real worship for attendance. mavis- i pray your phone will ring off the hook this week. just colt

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44771:
Just a quick check on the porch. Everybody have a blessed day and I'll see ya tonight. Prayers for all our needs.
Colt...I agree...let's go over and help out our sister, Millie. But you may not want me to fix the pies.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44772: Well back at work now.....back in a bit...let me get logged on...SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44773: Well stated, Me-They. I even copied and pasted your words into an email for my Sunday School teacher. colt, I like what you said, too. "Chase attendance in order to keep their doors open." So true, and so sad. People want the feel-good, "name it and claim it" kind of worship these days. I think it all began with the televangelists, and has spilled over into the churches. The devil is so creative.

Well, gotta go grab a nap. Working tonight, will need a little sleep before going in. Have a great afternoon, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44774: Afternoon all,
ME-THEY..I dont mind at all if you are a boy. I dont think they are yucky anymore.

I do love the Praise and Worship songs. We have a praise band at our church too and it can be very powerful and moving. I do still love the old hymns too though. But it is nice ( i think ) to have some drums, etc and really get moving while worshipping.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44775: Hey Spot, whats for lunch?


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44776: Can't argue with that, IDELLE. A few praise songs thrown in and good instrumentation can add alot to a service.

My wife doesn't think I'm yucky, either. Annoying and exasperating at times, maybe, but not yucky. And just for the record, ladies, we are not made of snakes, snails and puppy dog tailes. So there.

YEah, SPOT, what IS for lunch?


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44777: "Tailes" is from the French, meaning "wagging appendages."


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44778: LOL...M-T


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44779: Lets have a baked ham sandwich for late lunch...chips and pork-n-beans.....tea...SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44780: Oh, believe me, my church has plenty of instrumentation - horns, drums, guitars and the like, in addition to the traditional piano and organ. My brother's wife plays the clarinet in the church orchestra. I'm not at all against that, and as I said, I like a praise song myself. It's just the endless repetition of the same few lines that gets to me. When some people start sitting back down, at the 8th or 10th repetition, you'd think the music leader would catch on. Also, the lack of the deeply worshipful and spiritually strengthening old hymns worries me. But make no mistake, when Rusty, our drummer, is ill - trust me, he's missed! --Romeena

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44781: Hey Romeena!...Idell and all...Supper menu:grilled pork chops mashed taters and gravy,green beans,corn on the cob,turnip greens and cornbread...tea ...big maude will you bring some slaw?....SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44782: Good Monday afternoon to you all, I am going to have to do better than this, when I drop by so later in the day I miss out on so much. Suppoer sounds good, SPOT, I will have the slaw ready.
Sorry I missed that lunch today, worked right through the ham sandwhiches. See you all at supper. Big Maude

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44783: I'm packing up the soapbox for today and heading home soon. Can't wait to find out how Nora did on her first day of school. I think she probably did well. Hopefully, Chad did as well with his potty training. I'll spare you all the details.

Wonder where BOO is today? "How can you say that before you know what you're getting?" "I've seen Bunny Funkhauser; I know what I'm getting."

Y'all have a good one. I give dinner two thumbs up, SPOT.

Me-"I am NOT yucky; it's just a temporrary skin condition"-They

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44784: BIG MAUDE: I saved half of my sandwich if you want it. But it's a little smashed up since it's been in my pocket for the last few hours.


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44785:
Spot, grub sounds great. Who won the race in Bristol, I missed it. MD did you see it?
Colt, thanks for the kind words. Maybe we'll move to Lincoln IL, ha. What is your address there?? haha I may have to change my name to ucle ollie!
I am at the local library. Just checked careerbuilder. Nothing to "build" on today however!
M-T I think you are right on with the hymn situation. I also like hymns that ARE simply Bible verses put to music. I think our Lord enjoys hearing His Word being used to praise Him.
I like the hymn with the words of Revelation- "Glory, honor, praises, riches be given to ur Lord...he alone is worthy.." good stuff.
Well, have a good day.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44786: Hey MDC Matt Kenseth won the race Sat. night. You didn't miss much, wasn't typical Bristol, no many wrecks or tempers flaring up. Spot Thanks for supper, I'll bring some banana pudding for dessert. Back in a bit.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44787: No soapbox here, just standing on tiptoe -- I think we're all pretty much on the same page, maybe just on different lines of the page now and then. Music is a vital part of worship - "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands" - and it all has a place. During the years that I sang in our church choir, I enjoyed it all, from the swelling, soaring anthems like "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" to the extremely lively "Step Into the Water". I love the scripture put to music too, MDC. Anything done to God's glory is fine with me, but I don't want to see the modern stuff replace the old and beloved hymns, and that's where the trend is headed. I think we just need to be vigilant and see if we can't have both. --Romeena

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44788: I still vote for the pool table! :)


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44789: Thanks Mavis for the puddin!..hey Asa I like to shoot pool!..thanks for the thumbs up M-T..and slaw Maude thanks....storms moved through here and all lights are not on yet....working on them...well back with a snack in a bit...hey Rommena,Boo,Mil,Lucy,Rev,TOM hows things going?...well later gators...back with a snack...SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44790: Oh dear Mavis. I just saw the score of that Skins-Pats game. Oh dear oh dear oh dear! :(


August 28, 2006 - Msg 44791: Evening folks, finally made it home and time to rest up for another day at work. Thanks for the offer, M-T, think I will pass. You kinda reminded me of Leon.... all you need is the cowboy hat!
I can't sing a lick, not a lick, but I do enjoy the music on Sunday mornings and get a blessing out of the words, instruments and the beaitiful voices as well. Poor Mrs. Poltice could not do a thing with my voice so I just sit and listen.
I am ready for that snack, SPOT and have some nice warm chocolate brownies to go with your Mayfield WHOLE milk (by the way does that come from whole cows?). :) You have a good evening folks and SPOT, thanks for getting the lights back on. Big Maude

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44792: Asa you just HAD to bring it up didn't ya? They better be saving the best for later is all I got to say. Might have to find me another team, course, didn't I threaten to do that last year? Yer welcome for the puddin' Spot was pretty tasty wasn't it?

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44793: Columbus Georgia ! Little league World Champions!..Home grown boys from right cheer in Ga!...Congrats guys!...SPOT

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44794: Hey Porch!

*Mavis, how can you be that way? Ya gotta stick with one team! I've been a die hard Habs fan forever, and even through the tough times, I've always stuck by my boys! Im sure Clintin Portis will pull through! Na, Im just kidding. You can stick with any team you like!

MDC, that last episode where Buddy try's for the new job was hilarious! I love that guy who kept picking on Mel, until he cracked up and screamed, "GET ME BUDDY"!!! To funny! Are you still folowing the episode's with me?

SPOT, Tommaro Coconut Pie is on me! Of-Course Millie will have to help to make it the perfect pie! We should have a wonderfull dinner and desert! Oh, and SPOT, you seem to eat alot of Apple Jacks, can you still get them? I can't find them anywhere.

Well, have a nice evening guys and gals.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44795: I'm still here y'all. Just SO busy. Who has time for sittin' unless its in traffic? I'll check in soon. I miss y'all very much. Don't ya find that if you don't talk very often a little hole is in your heart? Well, I do. I'll read the archives tomorrow. Take care!
Blessings to you and yours,

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44796:
Howdy porch
Get those lights on Spot. Those folks need to see the news about those Little League World Champs.

No rain here today but calling for some tomorrow. You all have a great night. Just got in and need to get to bed. Take care and be blessed!

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44797: Warren I was being obtuse. haha I have been a Redskins fan for almost 30 years & there is no way I could ever pull for another team. Asa has teased me some over the years about switching teams, that is why I posted that. Win or lose, I am a Redskins fan for life. Trust me, do you think a woman who has Redskin stuff all over her house could really quit like that? LOL Lucy you can fix that hole by talking to us even if you can't get here, I do it all the time. Not in public tho, they might think I was talking to myself & send me uptown somewheres. I'm off to bed, gotta get some rest if I am gonna look good on tv tomorrow. Hope I can get some sleep, the coyotes are back & all I hear is them yippin & yowling out back. Night porch.

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44798: Almost forgot, Congrats to your boys Spot

August 28, 2006 - Msg 44799: DWF apple jacks are everywhere here in ga...lets have a bowl and a brownie and Mayfield whole milk..lighes are ON..hey Lucy,Rev maude,ro,boo,hazel,fg,possum,TOM,sugarplum,asa and all....gona find a movie here at work...dont see much on...SPOT

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44800: Hey, Mavis, I think I'm gonna get me a little earphone thing, and when I want to talk to myself, I'll just stick that thing in my ear and folks will think I'm talking on a cellphone, and won't think I'm crazy. Hahaha!

We had some real rain here today, and temp around 80. Very nice! I hope the cloudiness and cool temps will slow the algae growth in the fish pond, and maybe I'll be able to go more than two days without cleaning that dratted filter. It's not that it's such a big job, takes less than ten minutes, but I just get tired of doing it.

Ha! The hospital called me at 5:15 and said a bunch of patients were discharged, we had too much staff and would I want to take the night off. Does a goose go barefooted? You bet I stayed home! The Plum was delighted, and so was I.

Well, off to bed. Probably can't sleep after my little nap this afternoon, but no problem. I'll just read or watch TV, and listen to the Plum's soft little snores. Tiny nose, tiny snores. Mercy, I love that little furkid. --Romeena

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44801: Morning gang...breakfast menu:scrambled eggs,toast,apple butter,hashbrowns,sausage links,grits,bacon,flapjacks,maple syurp,coffee water and milk...going home in just a bit to sleep and back at 2 for 16 more then off 8 days!..horatio where are you?..Mavis will you help wash dishes?...SPOT

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44802: Good Morning all..
It is that too. I was finally able to pull myself out of that bed..with the Good Lord's help and spend some good time with Him this morning. I bet I'll be dragging about 2pm..but ohwell..its well worth it.

Spot: that sure was a good breakfast.

Mavis: I am a Skins fan as well. Although the past year or so, we've watched more college football.

Romeena: please send us some of that rain and cool temps. We sure do need it!

Well another busy day...yall have a good one..


August 29, 2006 - Msg 44803: Morning folks. It is a good morning at that.

Romeena, you make me laugh with the phone headset idea. I might just do that my own self. I can really have some good conversations with myself, and I hardly ever get into a disagreement.

Thanks for the breakfasr Spot. But we can't have Mavis doing the dishes. She's practically a movie star. Gonna be on tv today and everything. I bet she will get her own show next. I just hope she don't rise to the top too fast like Leonard Blush and get that skin condition and have to wear a mask, the poor dear. Good luck Mavis and wave to us.

Congrats to that baseball team Spot. Thats quite an accomplishment. Reminds me of when I used to play ball as a child. They used to call me old rifle arm Asa. I guess they still talk about me down at the school.

Well better get going. Work is hollerin at me. Later.


August 29, 2006 - Msg 44804: Oh my gosh, ASA, you kill me!

You folks are such a delight to chat with. I was too busy to check in yesterday but hope to drop in some today.

Me-They, hope Nora's first day of school went well...let us know the details. By the way, thank you for posting the hymn. I was able to sit down long enough to read it yesterday and, "that'n made me cry"! I, too, fear that the hymns are becomming a thing of the past in churches. Very sad. When I was a child, I thought they were boring, of course but I am so glad I had to sing them in church during those years because now I know so many of them by heart. My children don't know any, I don't think.

Mavis, hope you are a "smash" on TV today! I LOVED the pictures of your puppies!! Especially the one of Feather in the red cap! You really brightened my day with those photos...everyone should check them out if you haven't. Talk about bringing a smile to your face....what cute dogs those Bull Terriers are.

Got to go get the kiddos up for school and then take dear ol' Dad to the doctor this morning. Ya'll have a great morning,

Boo Bla

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44805: good morning porch!!! idelle- i'm skins fan too, i always try to leave home with my skin on. ha. spot- I DECLARE TODAY A PORCH HOLIDAY FOR THE CHAMPS. i'm there for breakfast. asa- you know no one plays pool on the porch- i vote for a bowling alley with our chruch windfall, after all we have to be practical, you know. you say work is a hollerin at you? ignore it and maybe it will go away? mdc- my door is always open buddy. long lost uncle ollie, where have you been? now uncle ollie put down those squad car keys, no you can't turn on the lights and sirens. romeena- good for you , you deserve a days rest,enjoy. how does the plum like the 80's temps after this summer? spot- i heard on national tv where some team from georgia were the world champs, you hear anything about it? ha. mavis- if you have to much redskins stuff you can send some my way. just call the darlins on those coyotes ole brisco will have the boys round them up. trivia; can you name 5 reasons to be a skins fan, like jay leno does. i thought i heard jeff george went to skins as a back up quarterback today. well i've rambled on long enough i quess its time i scooted over and shared the porch. mayor colt

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44806: Hey, Boo, Asa, Idelle, Spot, and all porchsters. My kids know one hymn....about that cross-eyed bear, Gladly. Y'all know that one? Gotta run to work, more later.

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44807: boo- prayers for you and your dads doctors appointment . sorry i wasn't watching where i was going and almost rocked on your toes. have a great and peaceful day. colt

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44808: Sorry I rocked over ya, colt. Mornin' Dear!

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44809: are you feeling any better millie? i'll take 3 lemon- meranque pies and please send me= they 3 also. the rest of the porch send them ab old fashion apple pie and a jug of well aged apple hard cider. thanks colt

August 29, 2006 - Msg 44810: 'Mornin, all. Mayor Colt, the Plum has no idea that it's cooler outside, or that it was hot or anything about it. She lives in air-conditioned comfort, and never sets her delicate little paws out there. She has piddlepads in a little wooden frame in one corner of the bedroom, and I wash those every couple of days. They're the same underpads that are used for patients in the hospital. When I leave for work, I'm gone about 14 hours, and that's just too long to ask her to wait, so we developed the piddlepad idea. Works fine.

Now I'm off to the doctor - routine appointment. Had my labs drawn last week, so today I'll find out how mu blood sugar averages and cholesterol levels are doing. Shouldn't be too bad.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena