August 30, 2006 - Msg 44889:
Spot must be real busy today so let's all go to the diner...on me. And you don't have to order the special.

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44890:
As long as I've been coming here, would you believe this was my first sweep.

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44891: Rev good job ...I have been working on my day off here ...oil and filter and air filter change on truck and mowing ....I got to read the archives...back in a bit ! spot

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44892: Hey guys!

Romeena, 19? That's young!

Hey SPOT, Homemaker, Me-They, and Millie! Great to see you Millie!

REV, Congrats on the first sweep!

See ya later!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44893: Hello everyone..
Boo: No..I dont want to try for a son.. i am SURE!! I am at peace with that decision so there is no going back..haha..

I am not even 30 yet, but I know I am done. I like have the extra room too. I had my first at 23, two weeks shy of 24, then the second at 26. My hubby says they will be grown and out while we're still young, he can retire and we are free to roam..haha..


August 30, 2006 - Msg 44894: Hey IDelle an hm,ro,boo,Rev,TOM,possum,M-T,BWB,DWF,mav,maud,Lucy,Mil.and all my friends..have not read the mail yet but wanted to jump in and say hello again...Millie ya got a snack ...I will have breakfast in the morning..hey Asa my buddy!...CHUCK?...where did he go?..posted pics and everything!...yall get those pics in to Ros web site...well gona feed Otis and Opie [boy is he growing],SPOT

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44895: Breakfast menu: On IDelle! to us!..Asa and I can put it away!...SPOT

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44896:
Boo- there actually is something. My wife took it for a number of years, it's called promensil.
You may be(should I say it?), pre-menopausal. It really helped her, and me (: It is an all natural supplement. You can google it and see what you think.
Mavis, I forgot to mention that the cat you had looks very much like ours! Thanks for that clip.
Spot if you download real player, you can see it.
How bout ya fry up some okra southern style in that good cornmeal batter!
Colt, Pluto, the little planet that could!(n't)!HA
AZ Lowell Observ.just cant live it down.
Did you see History Dec about Wyatt's pocket watch?? I thought they could have done more looking into it. But I'm partial to Wyatt memorbelia
DWF- I agree, not their best ep, but all cant be gems. Did you see the one about Sol, the old buddy. That was a good one.
KY girl, how are you and yours? How is you son doing in the army?
Possum, asa, Auh20 and all good to see you.
Job hunt going good!
Prayers for all,

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44897:
Hey Folks,

Romeena-Your words to Me-They hit close to home here. While I was in college my wife got a fantastic promotion, which scuttled our plans. I have a couple of degrees and she never finished but she's the bread winner at present. I was working at Motorola an attending school and when I quit the plant to be a full-time "Mr Mom" ... well, let me say there was plenty of ribbing. I never thought that this would be our arrangement but there it is.

Rev-Sounds great. Lets eat.

MDC-Thanks, it's good to be seen and yes, I did see that episode of "History Detectives."

Well, this is our "bell lap" for summer, the kids go back to school a week from tomorrow.

'night Porch,

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44898: Hey to the porch! Tom I have no plans of leaving this old porch, no matter where my tv appearances take me. :) possum I guess I'll make an exception & come over to your rock to sign it, since it would be hard for a possum to stand in line with paper & pen. Boo & Idelle I had my first & only boy at 26, & he is the light of my life! That comment about red means stop made me laugh, but Jake has blonde hair, so guess I opted for yellow means caution. LOL MDC never heard if the cat I had found a home or not, she was left at the door of the shelter in a crate with food. Some people don't deserve to be called human! Best get off here & get to bed, I'm one pooped puppy tonight.

August 30, 2006 - Msg 44899: Idelle, I am sure you can be perfectly happy with the two darling blessings God has given you. My only concern is that you said "there's no going back" but that the dog and the hubby still need to get fixed....better get that done or you never know! I have a good friend who is 35 and has 2 children. She tells me she would just die if she were to get pregnant but she has done nothing permanent to prevent it. I have tried to help her convince her husband to do it but he is scared to death that it will affect his "manhood". My husband had a vasectomy after our daughter was born and it was not a problem at all. He did het a bit weak and pale during the procedure, heehee...of course I was there to observe, standing right over the doctor's shoulder. It did my heart good to see my husband in the stirrups for a change!

MDC, I am familiar with Promensil. It's made from red cloverleaf extract and is good stuff. I kind of forgot about it. Maybe I'll get some, thanks.

Better hit the sack, pretty tired tonight. I had a stressful evening dealing with Sean and his multiplication!


August 30, 2006 - Msg 44900:
Just a quick stop to check in on everyone before I go to bed.
Idelle...looking forward to breakfast.

Prayers for you all. Have a great night.

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44901: REV-congrats on the fine job you did your first sweep. i believe that is the first time ever in the history of the porch it was swept by a rev. i'll meet you at the diner for breakfast. i'm not very hungry today so i'll take 6 eggs over easy, 4 slices of bacon, a roll, coffee, juice and hash browns with a side dish of grits, and 2 biscuts, sausage gravy. SPOT- this sat on abc notre dame verses georgia tech. any advise who to pick to win? its the college football opening game. IDELLE- thanks for breakfast.i hear they put an extra cook on cause of my small order, spots, asa, and mdc light breakfast. why the chickens worked late to cover the eggs pleasant dreams. mavis- how is the additional clients going? MDC- pluto don't want to be a part of any planet club that would exclude plutos. maybe we can ask rev to record a couple of songs on wyatt earp for you. remember all the tv merchandise. wyatt earp, jack benny, maclean steveson, the van dykes, regan all from illinois, they left our state for fame and fortune. AUH20- is it starting to look like fall your way? be time for spots remshaw annual halloween bash. good- night porch, we'll leave the light on for any late rockers. colt.

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44902: Alright it is..gonna have a fancy one this morning..
bacon quiche, blueberry muffins, banana nut muffins, fresh fruit salad, coffee, tea and juice.
Sorry Colt..your "man" breakfast isnt on the menu this morning..haha..Pretend you're at a Bed and Breakfast!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44903: Boo: I see your concern...We still take precautions..i have a tiny little pill I take every night. I used to not want my hubby to get the procedure done. I said, "what if i croaked and you found some pretty little teeny bop that wanted some kids". He said..Too bad. He was done..haha. But I feel like I dont have time for surgery myself..isnt that bad? I am at peace though with him having it done now. We are just trying to find time to make an appt for consultation.
And yes..I am very happy with the two beauties that God has blessed us with..
Well off to clean this messy house!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44904: Morning gang.
President arrived last night. I'm on an amber alert here. Awake at all times. The S.S. has asked me to be part of the security detail. You know what that means. I polished my bullets. Fixed my gun. Wearing my tie. Gotta look sharp. Will tell you more later. Can't talk now under orders of the big guy. Lets just say.... it's BIG!

10-4...over and under...out and roger...under and over.... BYE!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44905: asa- its comforting to know your on be careful out there- it's a jungle out there. idelle - thanks for the bed and breakfast meal, a feller could be spoiled with such breakfasts. ha. welcome to the last day of august 2006. have a good one. colt

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44906: idelle- your breakfast made me think of jeff pruitt and thelma lou. jeff- when is the main supper coming? thelma lou- but jeff dear this is supper, you remember the eepisode? BREAKFAST WAS GREAT THANKS. ISN'T IT FUNNY HOW ALMOST EVERYTHING WE DO REMINDS US OF AN EPISODE OR SCENE? colt

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44907: glad I could jog your memory this morning!

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44908:
Morning Porch

colt-Yes, there is a touch of autumn on the landscape. Plus, we touched the 30's last night for the first time in a while. You sounded just like Sergeant Esterhaus, "Hey, let's be careful out there." I loved that show.

Idelle- Quiche? Isn't that Frenchy for omelet?

Asa-I agree with colt, it does the heart well just knowing that you're out there (some might say "really out there" not me but some) If you do see Cindy Sheehan, while out on patrol, take it easy on her, maybe just hand her a library card. I think she could brush up on her history or should I say our history. Oh yeah, with all the talk about Hitler recently on the porch you might want to clarify your position with regard to the S.S.

Take care,

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44909:
Almost forgot...

Me-They No, I didn't vote for Ross; I did something more foolish, I wrote in a vote for Jack Kemp. Well, someone had to!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44910: Good morning everyone! We're supposed to get 5-10 inches of rain between tonight and tomorrow so that should make the grass happy.

Thanks for your kind words, ROMEENA. Although if I have my druthers I would like the Mrs. to stay home, we figured out a long time ago that I would have to work many, many more hours to even possibly consider it. And we figured it didn't make good sense to gain more time with mom by almost eliminating time with dad. I'm okay with making less money. Money doesn't measure what you bring to the table.

AUH2O: I know that people say it to be funny, but I never liked that Mr. Mom crack. In fact, in my opinion you are embodying the very definition of what it means to be a dad: you are putting your families needs ahead of your wants and meeting thsoe needs by doing what you have to do. A real father does what needs to be done, by working oustide the home or in it.

Quiche and fruit sounds fine with me, IDELLE. I love bed and breakfasts. Great experience. There's a great one in Charlottesville that you should try if you're ever there--The Inn at Monticello. Great food.

For some reason, I don't have the same problems in b&bs that I do with hotels. I have to really psych myself into staying in a hotel, and even then I have to bring my own bedding and pillow. My poor wife--it can be an ordeal. Sometimes I will walk in and out of several before I find one I can stomach. I haven't stayed in one in years and don't know if I even could now. Maybe if I take a few extra pills (ha!).

Well, I gotta run but will stop back later. Today we take Chad to meet his teacher. WE brought home his "bucket" last night and he can't wait to see his classroom.

"Pa, just what CAN you do wit a grown woman?"--Opie

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44911: me-they- be careful someone don't put some of the reciepe into chads bucket. the flower making machine ladies though well intentioned might think its a holiday. ha auh20- you didn't write calvin coolidge in? poor calvin gets no respect. idelle- these days i need all the memory jogging i can get. after years of forced marches(what noone in there right mind would do it) and 15 mile runs and living off the land my leges can't jog unless someone is shooting at me. now barney put down that gun before you shoot your foot off. asa- like brisco darling said in the mountain wedding when he met barney=== are you sure those salt lake demonstrators are one of our? ok i just wanted to make sure where i stood- are they for us or against us? no offense but bush is like a vinyal record thats stuck- 9-11 or terroism only.. would someone pick up the needle so we could move on to concerns and problems with solutions starting in 2006? give george some of rafes reciepe and we'd be flying unto 2008. HA. SORRY HAD CAPS ON. COLT

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44912: Me-They...We're getting that rain too. We need it but I still want to keep my plans for tomorrow.
I dont mind hotels. Its motels that can be gross. I love B&Bs..I have never been to that one in Charlottesville. Only been there once and dont know that I have to go back..haha..We'd head to Blacksburg where Tech is. We're not UVA fans. We went to an awesome bed and breakfast in Asheville NC about 7 years ago (honeymoon). I cant remember the name right now though. I am planning to go to one in Savannah in the spring though. They are so nice and quaint. And I have been to a nice one in Manteo, NC..home of ole Andy himself.
Well more to do!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44913: Way to go Mr. Dad!! Me-They, you are very wise and your family is blessed. Hey, I know exactly what you mean about Motels. I am alot like that, too. I bring my own pillow and can't stand to sleep under the bedspread or don't even like to sit on it. I also never let the blankets touch my face. My dad always takes a can of Lysol and sprays everything in the remote, beds, everything. I remember once when I was a teen, we went on vacation out stayed in a Days Inn in Dallas and when we turned back the covers, there were short black hairs on the pillows! Ug! I'll never forget I making you cringe? ha

Boo Blandings

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44914: Boo: We do the Lysol thing too..
Did you ever see the 48 hours episode when they went in the hotel/motel rooms with the black light..You could see all kinds of germs. ICK! Apparently, they dont wash the bedspread after each guest.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44915: Morning Guys!

Woooo Hooooo! The Andy Griffith Show Season 7 will be arriveing today!!! Anyone else orderd season 7? I can't wait, even if there is no Warren.

I guess thats all I have to say.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44916: I know about the 48hr episode of which you speak. It is the reason my dad Lysol's everything! Not a bad idea, I must say.

Don't have season 6, Warren. I only have seasons 1-4 at this point. Hope you enjoy season 7.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44917:

Just saw on MSNBC that he passed away. Wanted y'all to know.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44918: P.S. Weather conditions(Ernesto) aren't too bad here at my rock. Little drizzle,slight breeze,gloomy skies. Supposed to strengthen a bit,but looks like we'll make out ok where I am.
possum again

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44919: IDELLE and BOO: For me, at least, the thing about hotels is more perception than reality--yet another manifestation of the OCD. You could unload the new furnishings off the truck, bomb the room with germicide, then boil it in a giant pot of water and I'd still have problems.

In memory of Glenn Ford, let's all dress up like G-men and go Glenn Fordin' it all over town tonight.

COLT: If Chad's bucket does end up with any of the recipe in it, I'd better go ahead and finish it off so I can be sure it's disposed off :).


"Well, I caught him earlier on a 10-17."
"Hat in a horse trough?"

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44920: you have OCD? Which types? I used to be terrible about 'checking' things. My oldest used to go to the stove before me when we were getting ready to leave and say "off, off,off, off". I knew it was bad! I used to get so irate if the pillows or the blankets were not positioned, i could care less about that.
Possum: Where are you again? SC?


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44921: Aw, too bad about Glenn Ford. I really liked him.

Don't worry Me-They, we won't be snippin' anything with the scissors. You are safe with us.

Idelle, I think we all have some kind of OCD-like behavior, whether we realize it or not. My sister, who is perfectly normal woman, has to shut every door from the wrong side...when she is leaving and has to shut a door, she reaches around to the other side, pulls the door to her as far as she can and then finishes shutting it on the side closest to her...go figure, just something she has to do. I have a couple of those things, too, but they usually have to do with speaking...I have to say something more than once until it, "feels right", strange, I know.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44922: You know, I think we talked about this subject a year or so ago and folks shared some of their, "quirks". As I recall they were really hilarious. Maybe it's something we should do again??


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44923: My degree is in Psychology, maybe I can diagnosis you guys..haha!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44924: I don't know if you wanna do that Idelle. We could work you to death trying to analyze us. Boo alone could be a workout.:) (jk Boo)

Well Air Force One just departed. He flew right over where I was working, although he was pretty high up there by the time he got over us. Still neat to see.

Possum, thanks for telling us about Glenn Ford passing. To sad.:( Hope your rock don't get to wet.

Me They, 6 inches of rain? Man, where your galoshes. You say you wouldn't vote for Bush a third time if allowed, but I would challange that based on who ran against him. Although he has disappointed me on several issues during his tenure, I believe he is the right man for this time in history.

Sure has cooled off nice here Boo. Temps today are low 70's. Bright sunny skies. Gentle breeze blowing. Well It's perfect is what it is.:)

I'll tell you my quirks if y'all tell me yours.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44925: Wear your galoshes Me They.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44926: IDELLE: Yeah, nothing too bad, though. Until the past year it was managable, but last summer I had a health scare that sort of pushed it over the edge. While I do a little tracking and checking, my obsessive thoughts mainly manifest in anxiety. Unfortunately, my poor old body just couldn't handle running on constantly high RPMs anymore and decided to let me know it was time to do something. I'm on medication until spring. Basically, we're winding me back to managable.

BOO: I'm not sure I have time to list all of them, although my wife finds my constantly asking if she smells something quite annoying (I'm always "experiencing" smells that I can't place). Also, it annoys her when I come home after she has dusted and re-place all the lamps, knick knacks and pictures back to their original locations. Just can't help myself. To my wife, what used to be quirky is now sometimes aggravating. We'll just leave it at those two for now. Maybe Sean and I could hook-up and talk about mopping techniques :).

ASA: Maybe wading boots will be more like it.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44927: "If you don't want magazine subscriptions or your septic tank pumped out, there's a sign you can get that says, 'No solicitors'....Well, sure that applies to septic tank pumpers. Now take down those disease signs, Nelvin."


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44928: Ha ha! Good luck with that, Idelle!

Asa, why do you want to hurt me (by teeling me how cool it is)? Let me tell ya something funny; the other day our local weather man said (seriously): "There is a cool front in our forcast. It should bring temperatures down from 98 to 95 degrees". Can you believe that?! Why bother to tell us? PS-you are right, just trying to analyze me would be a tough job.

Me-They, I understand so much of what you are saying. I really have to control myself or I can get pretty frustrated with Sean's behavior. No matter how much I love him, it can still be irritating, especially that loud vacume. When Sean gets old enough to type on the computer maybe I can get him on here to talk to you about mopping!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44929: What is that quote from, Me-They??


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44930: BOO: That quote is Andy talking on the phone. Actually, I can't remember the episode now.

Like I tell my wife, you're gonna miss the clean house once I've passed on. I figure that since women generally live longer than men anyway, and I'm nine years older, our bed might not get made for twenty or thirty years. (Oh, yeah, that's another one; I cannot sleep in an unmade bed, even if I have to make it just to get in it.)

Y'all have a good evening. Anything on tonight?

"Happy Sir Walter Raleigh Landin' Day!"

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44931:
Afternoon Porch,

M-T Thanks for saying what you said about being a dad, that is what my intent was and is. It's also quite obvious how much you love your family (gee whiz, aren't we a couple of great guys, LOL). The "Mr Mom" thing never really bothered me but I know where you're coming from and I agree "I would like the Mrs. to stay home" also. Like I've said before, I'd rather be Andy than Aunt Bee.

Idelle-I didn't mean to besmirch your breakfast it sounded great, as a matter of fact, I had double quiche.

My brother has a strange habit when we are having coffee he needs to put his cream in first and then pour the coffee on top so it mixes without using a spoon, I know I know, but he's my brother. Me, I don't have any, I drink my coffee black. Honest, really, none. Nope not me.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44932: talk about having a bad day- alexander graham bell and elisha dray arrived at u.s. patent office on the same day but poor elisha was two hours late. i quess we could say poor elisha. i wonder if sir walter raliegh was greeted by heavy rain, indians having a bad day or just mosiqutos? asa- did the president wave at you? WHERE IS SUPPER AT TONIGHT? colt

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44933: SPOT...MAUDE...MILLIE...We're hungry!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44934: "MEAT!...TATERS!...BREAD!"


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44935: auh20- i almost rocked on you, sorry abbout that. one think about drinking coffee black you never forget who takes what in there coffee, ah only if everyone drank there coffee black,. a quirk- a- thon week eh? it has a quirky ring to it at that. what do you think? colt

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44936: Howdy porch, I'll put out the spread for tonight: Roast beef (not dropped in Andy's lap), TATERS, pearly onions (they twang Asas' buds), gravy (watch that tie or Mr. Goss will have a FIT), two green vegetables and one yellow (per Aunt Bee), BREAD, and for desert: chocolate bananna cream pie... aw, c'mon. It's loaded with carbohydrates and glucose.

Now, how's that for a Mayberry supper?

~ Mrs. Wiley
Mr. Goss: "AND young man... there's a matter of grass stains!"

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44937: Fine vittles. By the way, how do you do MRS. WILEY?

I just heard on the radio that a few WalMart stores were testing tvs built into shopping carts to keep kids occupied while their parents shop. Someone made me laugh by suggesting that maybe next they'll be putting Va lium drips on carts.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44938: Hey guys.

Mama had surgery on Monday. She's doing good and we hope to have her back home in the next couple of days. The doctor said that they got everything. She'll have to go for annual MRIs now but hey... at least God saw fit to take care of the cancer one more time!

Kids at school are good but getting loud. I'm having to punish them now... breaks my heart but if they don't learn.... I still ove them though.

That blind date of mine still calls me..... everyday. I like to talk to him but I don't want to date him.... make since? I want to be his friend but not his girlfriend.... sticky situation. Very...

Please pray for all our sick kids at school. We have stomach viruses, head colds, mono, and Staph infection going around the ENTIRE county. Sheesh... God's is preparing us for something... wonder what? Patience maybe?

Good Afternoon!

Dixie :):):):):)

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44939:
DIXIE! _good to see you! Wow, you got the "school daze illnesses" going around! I remember how i used to get every kid's cold til I started lysoling the classroom and popping vit C! ha Prayers for one and all!
RIP GLENN FORD! 91 years young, great actor, and another goes to his reward! Heaven will sure be 'nice and full' when we get there!
BOO- those other RX that you take may also account for some fizzle. You could check out the side effects. Might help ya.
I also take my own pillow when traveling. Not only am I used to it, but also... them germs ya know!
I read somewhere that subjects on boards like this go in about 6 month cycles, about time for VICKS! ha
Colt- I guess we could have had MA Dray instead of MA Bell! ha Like the God of Abraham, Issac and EASU!! ha
Auh20- So YOU were the one that voted for Jack! ha
Anyone seen LUCY Matthews?
DWF-A CLASSIC dvds is the next one where Laura is curious about the mail! A great ep. 5 stars in my opinion (We better be careful here or we'll be exiled to a DVD site! haha)
Did you notice in Sol ep that the sponser is Mr Jackson, publisher, on tags?

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44940: didnt offend me at all! I like quiche..thats all that matters ;-)

Boo..yea, I wont try to least I'll keep them to myself..haha! I've been out of school too long to even try anyway.

Dixie..hello there, I remember you. You were in school last I was here. I used to be Alyce. So now you are teaching huh? Good for you. Sorry about your mom. Where was the cancer? My mother in law had breast cancer since I've been away from the porch, but its all gone now. Praise Jesus.

M-T..yea, i guess you do have a few quirks..but we all do. I have to tap a can on top before I open it, drink can, have always done that. Someone told me when I was younger that if you did it, it wouldnt fizz out. And I still do it,even though I know I dont have to.

Alright I have to go.

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44941: Now yer cookin Mrs. Wiley. I'll be right over!:)

Romeena, I saw a big old car chase there in Irving yesterday. Anywhere close to you. The Cowboys must have broken camp! (hee hee hee just kidding cowboy fans) Mavis will love me for that one.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44942: Hey everyone!

Wow, todays been busy!

MDC, I'll watch that Dick Van Dyke episode tonight! It sound's like a funny one!

I'll catch up a little later, but I gotta make some dinner now.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44943: Good one Asa ARE there any Cowboys fans on the porch? Better yet, who pulls for what team, that way we know who to take a jab at once in a while. All in good fun of course. teehee
Not sure if it qualifies with some of the other quirks, but I only leave a place through the same door I came in by and I can't stand an ice tray that isn't all full, even if I take cubes out, I empty it & fill it again. I too take my pillow with me where ever I go. Talk to ya'll later.

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44944: Didn't see ya there Warren did you miss the big fixins Mrs. Wiley made up? Bet MDC took 3 helpings instead of 2 & blamed it on Colt. ;)

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44945:
Auh2o, think hard and I'll bet you can come up with some odd behavior...

Dixie, are you sure your blind date knows you just want to be friends? It might be hard later if you don't tell him how you feel...Glad to hear that your mom is doing well!

Thanks for mentioning Vicks, MDC, you reminded me that when the house smelled like dead rat, I tried putting some under my nose to counteract the smell and it really helped. So, that is something else Vicks is good for! Hey, I had not thought about the side effects of the meds causing a problem, could be.

Mavis, I don't do sports so I have to teams that I support (except the basketball teams at my kid's school).

I will be out of town for the next couple of days, just to let you all know. Please pray for our safety and that the kids will do well with my sister and her husband. Thanks!


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44946: That's supposed to say "No" teams that I support..


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44947: When did Glenn pass away. . .it should be no surprise but it is . . .I really hate to see the actors I grew to love as a child pass on.

Prayers for my SIL - her mother passes this week, she was 86 - she joins her husband and an infant daugther in heaven. May she rest in eternal peace.


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44948: Vicks !

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44949: Vicks !

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44950: Howdy, all. Asa, what car chase? If it happened in Irving, it couldn't have been too far from me, because we're not that big, but I didn't know about it. Of course, I don't watch the news much, and I'm usually about a day behind on the newspapers, so I could have missed it.

I'm not much of a sports fan, unless it's my grandson's Tee-ball games. There was a time when I considered myself an avid Cowboys fan, back in the days of Roger Staubach and a few other stalwart gentlemen. We hosted game-watch parties and everything. Then the J-birds (Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson) descended upon us, treated our beloved Tom Landry so shabbily, and totally alienated many thousands of the fans. Most discovered, as did I, that we weren't really Cowboys fans, we were Tom Landry fans, and with him gone, there wasn't much left to applaud. The personal behavior of the players started to deteriorate almost immediately without Tom's sterling influence, and then Jones embarrassed himself completely by referring to the cheerleaders as "my girls", and Texas Stadium as "my stadium". He couldn't imagine why people didn't like him, so to try to remedy that, he hired a New York PR firm to help him polish his image with us Texans. The ignorance of the man is exceeded only by his ego. I haven't watched a Cowboy game in years, and couldn't possibly care less whether they win or lose. I live less than a mile from the stadium, and wouldn't attend a game if they mailed me a ticket. (Are you sorry you brought the subject up?)

VICKS RULES! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44951: Hello everyone.

To Me-They Msg 44937, since you mentioned televisions in grocery carts, there is a gas station in Windsor Ontario Canada that has televisions installed at every gas pump island. However, they don't broadcast regular programming. They only show commercials for products they sell such as gas specials, car washes, food specials, oil, antifreeze, etc.

To Dixie Msg 44938, glad to hear your mom pulled through surgery. Prayers for her recovery. And as for your blind date problem, have you told him how you feel about him? By accepting his daily attention is probably giving him the wrong impression. Please make your intentions clear to him as soon as possible.

To Mavis Msg 44943, I don't follow any professional sports.

from Poor Horatio

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44952: Hey Poor Horatio, a gas station around here has tv's at the pump too. They show CNN on them. First time I ever went in there I could here someone talking to me and dad gum it took me a while to figure out what it was. Small little screen right in the dispenser. Now if they would just show Fox News...

Prayers for your SIL Homemaker, and for Boo to have a safe trip. Come back safe.

That car chase was a big deal Ro. Made all the national news outlets yesterday. I don't remember if they said it went through Irving or ended there. Seemed like it ended there though. The dude crashed into a gas station or a truck parked at one or something like that. Took a lot of police to get him down. He was a big boy and putting up a good fight. In fact I think I heard he had shot at the police sometime during the chase.
I agree with you about the J birds. Never liked Jones and detest Johnson.

Mavis, you don't know who my team is? Yes you do.

I know a lady who won't sip on a straw that has stripes on it. Is that count as a quirk?


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44953: Hi All.
Will it look like we are in for some of the storm that is comming up from fli.
Rve- thank you for the cd . but you did not have to due that .
Will now I'm weating for me othe of gum that i send for .
Wrapper are hared to come by and wrigley will not send nun.
I wish that I can take to the President of the comp and not theconsumer affairs who keep saying no.



August 31, 2006 - Msg 44954: Hey all!!!

Busy week, and yet another day of it!!!

I'm doing good, but pray for me anyway, I mean can we ever have to much prayer??? !!!

I'll continue to pray for ya'll!!!

I came upon something the other day, that was very wise...

"Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember: Amateurs...built the ark.
Professionals...built the Titanic"

Pretty neat, HUH???


August 31, 2006 - Msg 44955: Evening guys!

What a night. I was playing some soccer with some pals. I've been playing soccer since I was 6. Im a little out of shape from all the meals this porch has been making me!

BWB, I'll pray. Speaking of the Titanic, I love it! It alway's give's me the creeps though, watching any Titanice movie, or reading any Titanic book.

Asa, who is your football team? Go Jets Go! Although it's not looking good for the Jets! We don't have much!

See ya maybe later!

(Wow, that was bad grammer!)

Deputy Warren Ferguson

August 31, 2006 - Msg 44956:
Hello everyone. It has been a wet day in the southeast. I had to drive four hours today in a down pour. I'm in Tn now and it's still messy.'re welcome buddy.

See ya all at breakfast. We had a fancy one this morning.
Prayers for you all and have a blessed night.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44957: Hey, Asa. Once again, I'm amazed at the workings of the news media. Years ago, during the "gasoline shortage" (contrived or not, take your choice), my mother-in-law called us from Michigan, all concerned that we were unable to function down here with no gasoline. We were fine! She told us of seeing newscasts with film of lines two blocks long, people waiting to buy gasoline, which was supposedly rationed in Texas. Ha! We were asked to limit purchases to ten gallons, but the lines were at stations who were selling it at regular prices. They also ran pictures of signs with sky-high prices displayed, but no one was buying gas there. That part wasn't mentioned. There were a lot of stations that sold at about a dime more a gallon than the ones with the long lines, and my husband would buy there, reasoning that he wasn't losing any more than he would have lost with the engine idling for an hour in the lines.

Anyway, that leads me to the news report about the car chase. In this case, it was indeed a pretty spectacular chase, evidently. I finally found the account on page 9, section B, in today's paper. No pictures, and just two 8" columns. Apparently the man was mentally deranged, a family member called police and asked for help, and the man ran when the police tried to pull him over. He led them on a very circuitous chase through most of the closely-packed little towns between Dallas and Ft. Worth, including Irving. He tried to run over an Irving officer, and a Grapevine officer shot at the car, smashing the rear window and hitting the man in the arm. Finally, in Roanoke (a spot in the road, 2 traffic lights) he rammed his car into a beer truck and that finally stopped him. It did take several officers and some fancy footwork to bring him down, but they did, and he was hospitalized for the gunshot wound and evaluation of his mental condition.

My point is that it's strange how something like this makes serious national news, and it was such a tiny article in the local paper that I skimmed over it, didn't even read it until you asked about it. I didn't remember seeing it, and had to hunt for it. Besides, in this metroplex, one more nutty driver ramming his vehicle into another one is not exactly considered newsworthy! Well, anyway, thanks for calling it to my attention. It was an interesting story, once I located it and read it.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44958: Hi everybody,I just had a chance to read the archives,and,thank you so much mayor colt for declaring ky girl day!I am truly touched,i've missed all of you so much,i have alot of catching up to do!Romeena,I got your email,and,i have sent you a few tonight,you should be receiving,how is the weather where you are,are you getting alot of rain from Ernesto?Rev,are you doing any shows in West Virginia or ohio anytime this fall?boo,sounds like you are busy as can be.i haven't had a chance to read all of the archives yet,but,good luck with Sean and the daughter will be learning that this year also.mayor Colt,are you new to the porch,or do you just have a new name?I haven,t been on the porch for about 4 months,so,you may be new to me.Well,I have to close,gonna try to catch the cnn news before I go to sleep.prayers for all of you.Sure is nice to be back in my rocker again!-ky girl

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44959: oh,and,thanks for tha soda,orande and grape are my favorites-ky girl

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44960: oops,i meant orange-ky girl

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44961: welcome to september everyone. mrs wiley- so great seeing you on the porch again, missed you. thanks for supper. ky girl- same old mayor just name change to honor a young kid who was wxceptional beyond his years. homemaker- glen ford passed on a couple of days ago. dixie- dating in todays world seems rush, rush, rush. people are forgetting isn't instant and you need to take your time and learn the qualities that make someone unique to you. tell him how you feel ang remind him it's not like fishing. too many people want love to be like a stock investment,instant return. i'm proud your being careful, lifes to short. PRAYER FOR ALL IN NEED. breakfast at asas' wonder what we'll have? have a great and safe labor day. colt

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44962: Im still to read ...thanks Rev for taking care of eating!..hey colt,TOM,ro,boo,possum,dwf,bwb,mil,lucy,M-T,mdc,md,goober,mav.dix,mrs wylie[thanks for cooking],asa and all...been busy here on the dog house...lunch will be subway on ME,eat a footlong!...SPOT

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44963: Mornin' all - Happy September! Hard to believe we're 2/3 of the way through 2006.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes last week, everyone.

After work today, my hubby is heading to Kansas to pick up my MIL and niece to visit for the weekend. Don't have any big plans - just enjoy the company and the weather. Weatherman says no temps over 84 for the next week. I do believe fall is making it's appearance.

Reagan is doing well - she's starting to try and jabber at us a little. It's adorable. Evie is also doing well, although she had to stay home from school today with a fever (and was heartbroken about it).

Good to see Dixie, Mrs Wiley, kygirl and all!

Have a good weekend everyone! Prayers for all.
AFD (Thanks for the APB, MDC : ) - do you ever feel like we're talking in code around here).

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44964: Good morning everyone! Cool temps and rain here. A welcome change from the hot, dry weather.

Great to hear from you, AFD. Glad to hear the kids are doing well. Veda also is starting to jabber and really try to explore her surroundings. I hope Evie is feeling better.

Great to hear from you, too, DIXIE. Guess you are "suffering the little children," huh? Well, on behalf of all us parents, thanks! Sounds like you need to lay it on the table for your friend. Some people can't take subtle hints (think Barney Fife). If you already have and he still won't give up, and you want to maintain teh friendship, just hold the line and don't give him anything he can misinterpret as a "go" signal. Us guys are a lot like dogs: we'll stay at the bottom of the tree barking at that squirrel and really kick up a fuss, but eventually we get bored and start nosing around somewhere else. You just stay up in that tree. I'm glad to hear that your mom is doing okay. Prayers for y'all.

Where's MILLIE? I'm kinda worried about her.

Prayers for BOO's safe travels and all the rest of y'all.

Hey to ROMEENA, KY GIRL (good to have you back), COLT, SPOT, and all the rest.

HM: Ixnay on the Vicks!


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44965: HORATIO: Isn't making us watch commercials while we pump gas at these prices like adding insult to injury?


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44966: IDELLE: I may have a few quirks, but tapping the top of a can? That's just crazy ;).


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44967: spot- i like your style,a foot long sub each, no fighting over the little ones.afd- at leat we have our own lingo, ha. what are you doing labor day? me-they, i don't know about you but i could go for some of millies pies with my foot long hot dog, maybe by spring i'll have it digested. how are our porchsters on the east coast doing with rain and flooding? prayers your way. heard on news last night where gas stations are suppose to keep gas temps at 60 degrees but are raising it to 72 degrees. hot gas you get same amount and cost as if you filed up but when gas cools your lower than you thought and need a refill sooner. slippin on out, have a good onr. colt

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44968: Happy anniversary to Possum!

I'm leaving for my little weekend vacation. Thanks for your prayers and ya'll have a great weekend!


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44969: HI ALL.


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44970: I'm ok Tom we are getting alot of rain, but no bad storms or anything. Sure has cooled things down here, thank goodness. The dogs are loving it, those crazy Bull Terriers are out playing in the rain like a couple of kids. I can't believe we don't have more football fans on the porch, surprises me, Asa you know I am starting to suffer from Half-timer's syndrome, I can't remember who your team is, I'm sorry but there, I said it & I ain't taking it back! I'm not working today, for some strange reason, no one wants to get their dogs groomed when it's raining. Wonder what causes that? I'm going to enjoy the day with my 4-legged children, watching the Goldfinches & sparrows fight over the food in the feeders. Little boogers are pigs, there are 8 feeders out there, full of food & they all want the same spot. Makes it fun to watch tho. I'll check back with you folks in a bit.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44971: Hey all, sorry I've been away so much, lots going on, and I've had some problems. Right now we're getting hammered by Ernesto.....really bad.

TOM, thank you so much for what you sent. Gum wrappers on the way!

Boo, have fun, happy anniversary.

I'm at the restaurant, waiting for the rush, power is out all over. I'll post again later.....thanks for worrying about me.


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44972: Prayers for yall Millie...wish I could help but know the power men are doing all they can...SPOT

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44973: Have a great weekend y'all! Talk to you Tuesday. Stay outta the rain or where yoru galoshes.


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44974: Remember...Prayer time every night, 8:55 p.m. EST (maybe sometime we should set a new time since TAGS doesn't come on TV Land at 9:00 anymore. Maybe next week.).


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44975: Ode to the Blue Jar. . .

It started out -
Just for kicks,
My love for a little blue jar
What they call Vicks.

Big jars, little jars,
Squeeze tubes galore -
I can't help myself
I MUST have more.

to be continued. . . .

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44976: Anyone want to go to the movies tonite - I heard it's a Glenn Ford tribute, we could go to the diner afterwards for a bite to eat. . .


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44977: PRAYERS FOR ALL BEING AFFECTED BY THE STORMS. homemaker- i'd love to go to the movies tonight but the high sheriff is making me watch the loaded goat. PRAYERS FOR ALL IN NEED. it sure looks like the vittles are going to be slim pickins on the porch this weekend, aunt bea must be out of town. colt

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44978: forgot to mention season 7 came out on thelma lous birthday. aug 29th. season 8 due out around dec 12th. also a mayberry board game . now i have to have one of those. hint. hint. colt aka buckeye, pipeman for those confused by colt. colt