September 01, 2006 - Msg 44979:
Howdy everyone. Pray that you all are having a great day. of now we are not scheduled in your area any time soon. But we my get up in that area in 2007.

Have safe trip Boo.

Millie..hope you get your power on soon. Have them call Spot for some tips.

See you all later...-REV.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44980:
Man, I'm getting good at this sweeping...REV.

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44981: Hey Rev, you wanna come sweep my shop up? You are getting to be an old hand at this.:)


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44982: Rev 2 in a row! If you're not too tired & there's not too much dust up your nose, yer welcome to come over here & sweep my house. teehee Where in TN are you playing?

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44983: I dibbed on him first Mavis!


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44984: Did not!

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44985: Hi,hope everyone is going to have a great weekend.I plan to just stay at home,i don't like to travel on holidays,too much traffic.Next weekend,i'm going to a ladies bible conference,near D.C.,really looking forward to it.hey to ya ME-They,it's good to be back.MDc,thanks for asking about my son,yea,he is doing good in the army,he is still at Ft.Campbell.He and his wife came to visit us a couple weeks ago,it was great to see them both.Thier baby is due in November,the first part of november.They have found out it will be a boy.Now i'll have a grandson and a granddaughter,what blessings!Spot,what grade are your kids in this year?i'll bet they are getting big.They grow so oldest turned 21 on the 10 of August,and he said he feels so old,I had to laugh.i told him to wait until the baby comes along,things will look alot different when you have a little one to care for.Sorry to talk so much,it's just so nice to be on the porch again,prayers for you all-ky girl

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44986:
AFD U R A GR8 U M B N !! So what code? haha MDC

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44987:
For those who really need a translation, or who have never text messaged, (which I never have by the way,) I said "AFD, you are a great human being!"

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44988:
Colt, with so many aliases will we see you soon on America's Most Wanted? ha Great job you do mayor on this last summer weekend! You are a bird in this world, a bird in this world!
PH- what about that great canadian football league? ha
TOM! good to see you doing so well. Hope you enjoyed your shopping trip!
BWB- Prayer, you bet! Are you still going to that church? I heard one time that the builder of the Titanic made the comment that it was so good that even God could not sink it. I dont think that is an urban legend. I just cant recall where I heard it, something about man's arrogance.
Ky girl, glad all goes well, and congrats! One of my nephews will be home soon!
Ro, thanks again for just saying things like they are! ha
Have a great holiday weekend all. America, land of opportunity! Prayers for all the new kids too!

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44989: Prayers Mil..hey Rev Asa,MDC,Ro,Boo..Mavis and all...had a flat on my truck I had to get fixed today...packed up for tomorrow!...Lake time!..gona take the pontoon out with another couple and get in the mess at allatoona lake!..egg sandwiches made!..[miss sherry] are going should be a grand time no rain in the forcast...mid 80"s..well gona read the mail....Prayers for us a safe trip tomorrow...SPOT

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44990: SNACK TIME: snicker"s and whole Mayfield milk...SPOT

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44991:
Spot...Have a good time at the lake.

Mavis & Asa....I'll be glad to help you both out with the sweeping.

Mavis...I'm in the Pigeon Forge area. Have a concert here tomorrow and Sunday.

You all get a good nights rest. Praying for you all!

September 01, 2006 - Msg 44992: Hey everyone. I was reading the archives and I gues maybe I should say something to this guy. I don't know. On the one hand I like him and he's really nice but on the other I'm not sure I want to date right now.

I'll pray about it and all will be well enough left to God.

Mama came home today. Doing good. Thank you so much for your prayers!

Have a good long weekend!


September 01, 2006 - Msg 44993: Oooooohh Rev I envy you.... being so close to Dollywood and the Smoky mountains.... Enjoy it for me!


There is a time for us to wander....

September 02, 2006 - Msg 44994: Good1, MDC! ; ) Prayers for God's favor in your job search.
Good sweep, Rev!
Boo - Happy anniversary to you and your hubby.
Have a safe trip, spot.
Prayers for all.

September 02, 2006 - Msg 44995: Just a quik good night to everyone...

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 02, 2006 - Msg 44996: Mornin' Everyone!!!

Goin' to a local fleamarket today!!! Might get some good bargains!!!

***Here's something to put in your memory bank***

I'm looking for newer, or even 90's models Bogen school intercoms.

It's for something that I'm working on.

Keep your eyes peeled!!!

Prayers to all!!!

And thanks for your prayers!!!

Remember to STAY CALM PEOPLE!!!


September 02, 2006 - Msg 44997: Good morning, all! Here's a little story for you:
A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the "Chicken Surprise." The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot.

Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

"Good grief, did you see that?" she asks her husband.

He hasn't, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down.

Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation.

"Please sir," says the waiter, "what you order?"

The husband replies, "Chicken Surprise."

You're going to love this one.......

Ah... so sorry," says the waiter, "I bring you Peeking Duck.

OK, can anyone top that? Let's have a "Worst Story" contest.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 02, 2006 - Msg 44998:
Ha, Ro, you're the limit you know that?
I think you got the the topper, er, the "lower" right there! ha
Unless you want to know the best wood to use to improve your golf score...a pencil! errr
DWF- did you like the big raft episode? The next one about jerry's kidding Rob is just so so.
colt, you need to declare a boo day in mayberry. Boy you are falling behind in your civic duty! ha
Yer daughter aint even sang yet.
BWB- did you check ebay or google yet for that intercom? Lefty and me is bustin' out tonight so ya better hurry!
HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND! The the "old" days this was the last hurrah for kids. Then there was the long haul til Thanksgiving! Well, times have changed.
HM- hope you and DIXIE have great year of teaching, molding young minds. God bless ya both!
APB for REV JR, Quiet Sam, New Neighbor, Daniel and others.
Prayers continue.

September 02, 2006 - Msg 44999:
Oh, I forgot to mention when ya all were discussing northern exposure a while back, I really liked the episode where the young lady, who married the older guy, was expecting, and she would "see" her daughter in varous stages of growth when she would go to do her laundry. Anyone recall that one? I always thought it was interesting the way they did that one. Quite unique, (as most of them were.)
Well, have a good weekend. Dont forget preaching!

September 02, 2006 - Msg 45000: Hi All


September 02, 2006 - Msg 45001: Hi All
have a good weekend and be safe.
prayer for all are friends who get hit by the storm.

love tom

September 02, 2006 - Msg 45002:
Yep's really nice up here in the Smokies.
Just finished the concert tonight and I'm pretty tired so I'm heading off to bed. Got another busy day tomorrow. (2 concerts)
You all take care and have a great time of worship tomorrow.
Prayers for you all.

September 02, 2006 - Msg 45003: Porch Prayer Warriors, just wanted to let you know, my friend Judy has been off the respirator (sp?) for 2 days & she woke up today! She is talkng some, altho some of it is hard to understand, but she knows her husband & her sister & seems to be coming around! Thanks for the prayers & keep them coming! After such a dreary, gloomy, rainy day here in my neck of the woods, it was AWESOME to come home & open that email tonight!

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45004: Hey guys.

Guess your all sleeping by now.

*Mavis, I wasnt aware of your situation with Judy. I'll pray for her.
Im glad she awaked!

Tom, I wish I could have some rain here. Im sick of sun, and want some cool weather! But prayers for the people near the storm.

MDC, I loved the episode where Sol come's back! Sol was hilarious! Dous he come back for more? I also watched the episode where Jerry is kidding alot, that one was O.K. Some funny scenes, but a few annoying parts. Im on to disc 4 now!

The Andy Griffith Show season 7 is great so far! Howard is pretty funny! Don't like his mother though. "The Lodge" and "The Barbershop Quartet" all very funny! Next episode is "The Ball Game" which is supposed to be a good one!

Sweet dreams porch, I hope to pop back tommaro!


Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45005: Good Sabbath porchters. I pray all is well for everyone this fine Sabbath morning and Labor day weekend. Just thought I'd pop in and say hey before going out on my patio and watching the sun rise. I love doing that.

Prayers for all that need them, and even for those who think they don't. :)


September 03, 2006 - Msg 45006: Especially for those who think they don't, Asa. --Romeena

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45007: Hey everyone! Very quiet on the porch today! Guess everyone's at church! Hope your all having a great morning!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45008:
Mavis...I praise God for your friend Judy!!

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45009: To Romeena, that was a very funny joke you posted in Msg 44997. Here are my contributions to help people here laugh:
A drunk is stumbling through the woods when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. The preacher asks the drunk, "Are you ready to find Jesus?"
The drunk answers, "Yes, I am."
So the preacher grabs him and dunks him in the water.
He pulls him up and asks the drunk, "Brother have you found Jesus?"
The drunk replies, "No, I haven't found Jesus."
The preacher, shocked at the answer, dunks him into the water again for a little longer.
He pulls him out of the water, and again asks, "Have you found Jesus my brother?"
The drunk again answers, "No, I haven't found Jesus."
By this time the preacher is at his wit's end, and dunks the drunk in the water again holding him underwater for 30 seconds before pulling him up. The preacher again asks the drunk, "For the love of God, have you found Jesus?"
The drunk wipes his eyes and catches his breath and says to the preacher, "Are you sure this is where he fell in?"
An armless man entered a bar, ordered a drink, and asked the bartender, "Would you please get the money out of my wallet?"
Since he was armless, the bartender obliged.
He then asked the bartender, "Would you please tip the glass to my lips so I can drink my drink?"
Again the bartender obliged.
Then he asked the bartender, "Where's the restroom?"
The bartender quickly replied, "Across the street at the gas station!"
A blonde female was speeding down the road in her little red sports car and was pulled over by a blonde female police officer.
The blonde cop asked to see the blonde driver's license. She dug through her purse but was having trouble finding it.
"What does it look like?" she finally asked.
The policewoman replied, "It's square shaped and it has your picture on it."
The driver finally found a square mirror in her purse, looked at it and handed it to the policewoman. "Here it is," she said.
The blonde officer looked at the mirror, then handed it back saying, "Okay, you can go. I didn't realize you were a cop."
from Poor Horatio

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45010:
Just a quick hello today! Off to friends for a BBQ!
Prayers for all porch travelers today, Boo, Spot etc.
PH- Now YOU'RE the limit! ha

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45011: i hope everyone is enjoying ----- day weekend. like manard g. crabbs on dobie gillis the beatnik that would lay down his life but----, no way good buddy. rev- two sweeps in the moonlight, i feel a song coming on, great sweep, first time ever we had folks fighting over a sweeper. possibly a new career- invisble porch sweeper. poor haratio- thanks for the jokes we can always use a laugh. mdc- how do you know i wasn't on americas most wanted, i may have been the portly fellow who was a baseball catcher. one thing you have to know as a catcher is don't forget to squat when the pitcher is throwing the ball oryou may have a painful reminder if you stand up like the other fellows do. ky girl- you cooking out this weekend? tell your son top says hey. TOMMOROW IS KY GIRLS SON AND FAMILYS DAY ON THE PORCH- DON'T FORGET TO SAY HEY. warren- folks are sleeping off the big meal. they know your on the job so they won't pick no pockets. ha. hello asa and mavis and anyone i missed. mayor colt

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45012: mdc- just had to be first to post. ha. sorry the mayor rocked on your toes there. colt

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45013: Hey gang..I got a loty of reading to catch up on...hope Mav,Rev and Big Maude have been feeding yall well...Race tonight!..I have been at the lake for the past 2 days~..prayers..back in a bit...SPOT

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45014: Afternoon Porch, nice quiet Sunday today, I see everyone is napping on the porch today. ;)

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45015: Hey all!!!

Hope all is well!!!

Prayers continue!!!

MDC: Hope you and Lefty had a successful break-out!!!LOL I will check e-bay, thanks!!!

See ya'll!!!


September 03, 2006 - Msg 45016: I have a female who is trying to get into my club. She is not the best, or most reliable person, so do you think I should let her in???

I don't want to be discriminatory, but I just don't know about her!!! You know what I mean???

Let me know!!!


September 03, 2006 - Msg 45017: BWB what is it that you don't like about her? Maybe you could let her in, but keep an eye on what she is doing & don't give her any of ther money. ;) Make her keeper of the flame.

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45018: Good idea Mavis!!!

Thanks, I love you guys!!! It is so great to be able to come here with a problem, and recieve guidance!!!


September 03, 2006 - Msg 45019: Hi, I'm back. Thanks for all the annivesary wishes and prayers. We had a wonderful time. It was amazing how often things reminded me of all of you, like when I got to the motel, looked at the bedspread and realized that I forgot my Lysol spray, I thought of Me-They and when I saw some Boer Goats I thought of Homemaker (and when I got dizzy for a minute). I thought of Warren when I was in WalMart and saw the TAGS 7th season DVDs. I also thought of Romeena when I went to a county fair and remembered the Christmas fair we attended together in Fredricksburg. Seems like something was always reminding me of each of you guys. The fair was not greatn just too hot to was 95 degrees at 6pm...and none of Clara Edward's pickles to be found! The area we were in was started by German immigrants and we saw some really beautiful homesteads and farms, lots of lovely cows, donkeys and just acres and acres of rolling land and giant oak trees. We stopped at several second-hand shops but didn't find any great treasures that we needed to buy.

Homemaker, wanted to tell you that after we left town, the first stop we made, I turned my head and got suddenly very dizzy and just felt kind of funny and nauseous for about an hour. It got better but I still have felt nauseous off and on all weekend. I am wondering if it's an inner ear thing. Did you ever find out what was causing your dizziness?

Better go, getting tired but wanted to check in. Have a great evening and Labor day tomorrow!


September 03, 2006 - Msg 45020:
Spot...welcome back from your lake trip. Did you catch enough fish for a cook-out?

PH...funny stuff.

Everybody have a great Labor Day.
Prayers for you all...-REV.

September 03, 2006 - Msg 45021: What a race mv,mdc,md,Rev,TOM,horatio,lucy,fg,hm,possun,hazel,bwb,dwf,plum and all ...yea Mr Rev caught a boat full of them in the freezer...went to Miss Sherrys grandsons bithday parth today at Chuckey Cheese!~..he was 3 thu...Kel and I went with them...big bunch there!...well the # 9 rolled!....back in a bit...going fishing again tomorrow!..SPOT

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45022: If any of you are fans of The Animal Planet cable television channel like I am, then you are probably familiar with Steve Irwin, the Australian known as "The Crocodile Hunter". I just learned that he was killed in a diving accident off the coast of Australia. Initial reports are that he was stung by a stingray. He was only 44 years old and leaves behind a wife and 3 year old son.
You can learn about his show at CROCODILE HUNTER.
You can read about the accident at ACCIDENT.
Rest in peace Steve Irwin.

from Poor Horatio

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45023: Here is more information concerning the death of Steve Irwin. Besides leaving a wife and three year old son, he also leaves behind an eight year old daughter.
His family oriented program was entertaining as well as educational, and will be missed.

from Poor Horatio

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45024: het everyone ,been busy this weekend ,gonna catch up on the archives ,hope everyone had a great weekend

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45025: a special thanks to all the medical folks, police, fire and those who have to labor on holidays. thank you for all your sacrifices... mayberry deputy, is the arc- hives cating? PRAYERS FOR STEVE IRVINGS FAMILY. POOR HARATIO- thanks for always helping us go directly to various sites. rev- did you have any problems from the storms? spot- what a race last night. great seeing some lesser winners do well. we're fishing for an invatation to one of your famous fish fry. boo- so glad you were able to get out on your anniversary and had a great time. in a world where we can rarely find a simple times. that is one thing i tell casual viewers of the show in bible study class, that once you watch this nearly 46 years old that you will find yourself returning to a scene. our pastor who never saw a show prior to the bible study quoted barney in hs sermon yesterday. bwb- you might have a club meeting and make a 90 day probation period before the vote to obtain a full membership. i have found the people i just knew were going to be headaches and problems become the hardest worker and loyal freinds. mavis do you think asa is sleeping in this weekend or on the job? mdc- our thoughts and prayers are with you my freind that you have a great weekend. have you noticed 2006 seems tobe layerd with mulitiple problems. i use to tell troops a problem is only a problem until i get it and then i take it up the chain of command to god and problem will be resolved. today is ky girls sons day. SALUTE. PRAYERS FOR THOSE PORCHSTERS WHO ARE OFF THE PORCH FOR THE HOLIDAY . colt

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45026: only 125 days left in 2006. colt

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45027: Mornin' all!!!

COLT: That's not a bad idea either, and I hope that she wouldn't turn out bad, but all of the other members, including my Aunt, the vice-president of the chapter, feel that she would be nothing but heart ache!!!

Thanks for ya'll's help, and once again, I'm very lucky to have friends like ya'll.


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45028: Happy Labor Day Porchsters!
I have not been on in a few days..been piddling around home and trying to stay dry from Ernesto. We had much rain here.
Hope everyone has had a safe and fun holiday.
School begins tomorrow..First time for little one goes to Kindergarten. It will be a blessing I'm sure. Will just be VERY different.
Hubby built them a new swing set this weekend. They are excited. He's puttin us up a new porch swing today too, how bout that?? haha.. I just made a big ole pitcher if iced tea too. We'll rock this evening! Too bad he doesnt play guitar and sing!

Boo: Glad you are home safe and had a nice time. Its good to get away, huh? I am planning my time away in April. Cant wait for my trip with just hubby.

Have a great day!

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45029: Happy Labor day!!!

(forgot to say that earlier!!!)


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45030: There are just some moments in this life when we cannot help but ask "Why, Lord?" This is one of those times. As an avid fan of Steve Irwin, my heart is broken by the news of his sudden and untimely death. I accept that God has His reasons and His purposes, but it's hard to understand why a man like Steve - devoted husband and father, in addition to being an icon in the world of wildlife conservation - should die in such a freakish accident, while the likes of, say, Ozzie Osbourne continue to exist, a pitiful pimple on the face of humanity.

Steve was an enthusiastic and charismatic advocate for wildlife and the conservation thereof, and his ebullient antics on his TV show were entertaining as well as enlightening. His storybook marriage to Terri, and the joy he shared with the world at the birth of his children was inspirational and heartwarming.

My heart is heavy today, and though I never met the man and likely never would have, still I feel as though I've lost a friend. May he rest in peace. --Romeena

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45031: Morning all!

BWB, Why arn't you answering my PM's at the forum???!!!

MDC, the episode where Rob recalls the few days where Laura is about to have the baby is hilarious! Richtie is almost as cute as little Opie!

Boo, glad ya had a great weekend! I don't blame you for thinking about me when you saw season 7, the why I blabber on about it!

Millie, how are ya doing? Hope to hear from you soon.

Hey Colt, Idelle, MAYBERRY DEPUTY, BWB, REV, *Mavis, Boo and anyone else.

See ya!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45032: Warren: I'm at chapter HQ, and it won't let me check my PM's from here. I'll check them tonight when I get home, and reply, I not mad, or anything, but I've been here all weekend!!!


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45033: Quick hey. I have to go do some lesson plans. Check back afetr a while.

**prayers** for those hwo need them.


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45034: I know what you mean, Romeena. I was in a state of shock when I saw the news about Steve Irwin. I was just about to go to bed when I saw the little scrolling news thing at the bottom of one of the channels. I couldn't believe it. So I had to stay up and I kept switching to other news stations to see if they had anything on it, because no one was doing a news story on it at the time, just the news scroller.
I've admired Steve for a long time. Heck, I even dreamed I met him once. I was always amazed at his uncanny ability to "read" what animals were going to do, almost like he had a sixth sense where animals were concerned. That ability also allowed him to handle animals with great gentleness, and even calm down animals that got a bit agitated.
And the way he held snakes. I had never seen anyone hold snakes, no matter how venomous they were, without grasping the snake's neck in a death-grip until Steve came along, and would hold them by the body, gently. Only his skill and his ability, along with the love he had for them, allowed him to do things like that.

A sad day.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45035: I was shocked, also by his passing. Another great...gone!!!


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45036: Evenin' Y'all. Sad to hear about the Crocodile Hunter.May he rest in peace.
Still not feeling good.Had to go to doctor because after a week of taking antibiotics (some I had from a previous illness) I was running a fever! This "bug" don't wanna die! So,now I'm on heavy duty antibiotics for what he says is a bad sinus infection. I feel like ol' Ernest T has been jabbing at me with one of those long pointy sticks! Puny,just puny. But I'll make it!
Mavis,I am SO glad to hear about Judy! Prayers for rapid improvement.

Well,gonna go rest.Y'all have a good evening!

possum under a rock

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45037: hi everyone,hope you are all having a great holiday weekend.Thanks colt for declaring it my sons day on the porch,he doesn't have a computer,but,i'm going to call him this evening and tell him you declared it his day,he will appreciateit,and,I will tell him you said hi.Sorry to hear about the crocodile hunter,I enjoyed watching him too.he definitley had a gift.Possum,I hope you and Boo are feeling better soon,that bug must be going around because my daughter and I have had a touch of it lately.MDC,I used to watch the Northern Exposure shows,they were very original.I remember the scene you are talking about in the laundry mat,that was good,the way they put that together.I was watching an episode of Ozzie and harriet a couple nights ago,and,our own floyd from mayberry played a real estate salesman,and,the guy who played sam drucker from petticoat junction played a neighbor of ozzie and harriet.It's fun to watch those actors in different roles.Well,Rev,since you aren't going to be near my area anytime soom,maybe I can get to where you are doing a show sometime.I;m gonna close,i've talked long enough for awhile!I'll try to catch you all later-kygirl

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45038: Hey all!!!

There are some Steve Irwin specials on Animal Planet right now. I guess I'm watching them, because I'm still in shock.


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45039: Hey everybody, wanted to check in. So sad about Steve Irwin..he seemed like such a sweet person and there was just something about him, he was very special. I heard someone say on CNN, "At least he died doing what he loved to do". There is something to be said for that. Prayers for his dear, young family.

We had some family over today and bar-b-qued some chickens, made beans with Cilantro, potato salad and some really good sweet corn. I even made some homemade lemonade. Wish you could have all been here to share it with us.

Romeena, you sure were rough on Ozzie! hehe I think the poor guy has about three brain cells left, so I try to keep that in consideration..

Prayers for you little one's first day of Kindergarten, Idelle. Hope she loves it.

KYGirl, how is your son who is in the military?

Hope you feel better soon, Possum. I wish I could send you some of chicken's real good.

This morning I decided to have my own TAGS marathon before the family arrived and I started watching season one again. I noticed something I wanted to tell you about to see if anyone else ever noticed it. In the episode with Jim Lindsay and Bobby Fleet and the band with a beat, when Andy and Barney are outside of the diner and decide that Bobby Fleet's car is taking up two parking spaces, Barney grins real big, and you can see that he is missing a tooth. It is one of his upper molars on his left side. No kidding.

Well, better got dress Erin, she just wandered out of the shower!


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45040: Evenin' Porch,
I promise I haven't ran off! We've been super busy lately. We're all still adjusting to Nicholas moving in with us. Some days are good and some days I understand why his Mom said she loved him but doesn't like him. He has serious violent anger issues. I've called the church and we're getting him counseling, but I think we'll put us all in there. Bryson's beside himself becuase Nicholas keeps picking on him. Anyway, between spending 3 hours on the road with carpools, leading a bible study, and all of my cooking and cleaning I barely have time to do anything! So, y'all are always on my mind and don't forget about me!
Dixie- You're right to give it to God. You'll know if a fella's the right one.
Rev- Nice sweeping your doin'. Did y'all get anything from the hurricane?
Asa- You're one funny goat.
Mavis- How's your son doing since he graduated from high school? Is he going to college?
Me-They- Does Chad and Nora like school? What do they think of Veda (sp)?
Boo- How's Sean? I was watching season 1 tonight too with the boys. I didn't notice the tooth, but I'll look in a bit. Thanks for pointing that out.
Sterling- I too agree that its sad that Steve Irwin expired.
Poor Horatio- I hope you get paid for all of your computer knowledge.
BWB- Haven't we been calm lately, or did I miss something big?
DWF- That's great you got season 7 already. I only own season 4, but my library has the 1st. I'm hoping to get more soon.
Romeena- Did you enjoy your visit with your grandson? How many grandchildren do you have?
Colt- Mayoring business keeping ya occupied?
KyGirl- I'm originally from near Louisville. I'm always proud to tell people that I was born and bread in the Commonwealth. What area do you reside?
Mary Wiggins- How's John?
Charlotte- I still would like to know the name of your books. If ya don't mind that is. I understand if you do.
MDC- Is it cooling off yet?
Idelle- Are ya sure that you want to make not having children permanent? Or have you already? The last time I read that was your topic. This is something I'm trying to deal with. The bible said that the Lord opens your womb. Personally, I've lost 4 including a 35 week stillbirth, and I wonder how long I should continue. But, is it fair to take the Lord's work into my own hands. Anyway, I was just wondering what you decided. If you know me you'd know that I'm about the least judgemental person on the block, but I thought if you gave me your reasonings it would help me figure out my answer. BTW- Hubby doesn't want anymore, but he doesn't want to make it permanent.
One last question for everyone. Would it be devastating to a 8 year old boy to take away his best and only friend? Let me explain. Bryson said his first curse word. He claims he heard it from Nicholas and I'm not sure. We have all heard his best friend curse and the best friend told Nicholas that he knows how to look up dirty pictures on the internet. I don't know how to handle this because Bryson will not socialize with any other children. Plus, he's had a hard time with Michaela leaving and Nicholas moving in and being very difficult to live with. Any help would be wonderful.
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
Mistakes are lessons too.

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45041: I don't think God see's anyone as pitiful pimples on the face of humanity. No matter how we turn out, He loves all of us. I would have been a popped zit long ago if it were not for His love.

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45042:
I pray you all had a great Labor Day.
Spot...those crappies sound good. Let's have a big ole Mayberry fish fry.

Gotta get off here. You all have a great nights rest. Remember...Jesus loves us!

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45043:
Hello Lucy...sorry for rocking on your toes. No, we didn't get anything from the hurricane except some rain. I haven't been home but that's what they told me.

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45044:
Hey Folks,

It's late (for me) just trying to catch some of the Orioles vs Angels tonight. Boy, that Jared Weaver is looking good.

Msg 45041- I know Romeena does not need me to speak for her, far from, but I'm pretty sure she was not speaking for God. I do agree that God loves all of us, even those who act as pitiful pimples on the face of humanity.

Well, Jared is about to take the mound so I'll see y'all tomorrow.
God Bless,

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45045: Sure sounds like you have your hands full, Lucy. I feel for ya. I don't have alot of wisdom to share on raising children but I did have a similar experience with Sean not long ago. I think if I were you, I might look at the parents of Bryson's friend. Are they good and decent people who would want to know that their child can ,"look up dirty pictures on the internet"? I would find a way to distance Bryson and only allow him to play with the little boy at my house while I was supervising, and in the mean time I would talk to the child's parents about what Bryson is telling you. In my situation, the parents were friends and I thought they were decent folks, found out they were not afterall so Sean is not allowed in their home or to spend time with the child. I know it hurts but I have to do what I believe is best for my son. I know I can't protect him from everything in this world but sometimes I have to intervene. In the situation with Sean, he was shown pornography by his friend in his friend's home. This was a family who went to church with us and I was very upset about it when I found out. I won't let it happen again. As it turned out, later in this same family, the dad was arrested for selling stolen weapons on the internet. Not people of character but I never knew it before all this happened and I had known them and went to church with them for years. We even spent alot of holidays together. Pretty sad, really.

Well, it's getting late and I am worn out! Talk to everybody tomorrow.


September 04, 2006 - Msg 45046: Prayers for you Lucy matthews,you certainly have your hands full.I will keep you in my prayers.I am from hazard,ky.I have relatives that live in london.and,a couple around Loisville,where are you from near Louisville?I have to close and check on my granddaughter,talk to you all tomorrow,err,later today I mean-ky girl

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45047: sorry lucy,i need to finish telling you that i don't live in KY anymore,I live in PA,on the West virginia line,not far from wheeeling ,West Virginia-ky girl

September 04, 2006 - Msg 45048: Charlotte,you write books?I'd like to know the name of them too,if you don't mind tellin-ky girl

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45049: Morning Porch. Hope y'all had a nice Labor day.

Lucy, I do think Boo has offered some great advice about talking with the boys parents. If they are good and decent people they will be grateful to know what your telling them and will deal with it. If not, then I would think you may have to intercede. It would be good if you could play a positive roll for the friend, but it sounds like you have a full plate already. I just know who our children choose to associate with can have a great influence on them, especially at that age. Bryson could be a good influence for him, but it could work the other way too, so be careful.

Wonder where Charlotte and Maude have been?

Possum, hope you get feeling better fast.

Have a great day everyone.


September 05, 2006 - Msg 45050: Morning ASA, I think you have some good advice there. Just the other day I heard (I think it was our friend Chuck Swindoll) someone say, "I have often seen white gloves turn black from dirt but never have I seen dirt turn white from white gloves", make sense? Of course, that doesn't apply in all situations, especially with kids but I thought it was something to think about.

Gotta get the kids ready for back later.

Hope Me-They will be around to talk about his weekend.


September 05, 2006 - Msg 45051: Right here I am!

Good morning everyone! Itís (still) raining here, though we did get a reprieve on Sunday. Seems like we went from parched to mildewed. The grass is finally starting to recover. The weeds started growing the minute it started raining. Sometimes Iím tempted to just go with ďsurvival of the fittestĒ when it comes to my lawn; itíd be a lot easier.

LUCY: Nora is enjoying first grade, though not getting up early (especially on gray, rainy days like today). She loves her teacher, who seems like a very nice, young Christian woman. This morning is Chadís first day of preschool. He wanted to go but didnít want me to leave. He was really clingy, but I managed to slip out without him crying. I think the trick is not to be firm but reassuring when you leave.

I agree with advice given to you by others regarding Brysonís friend. I think because this boy is his only friend is even more reason to intervene. After all, if the only peer influence Bryson is getting is a bad one, thatís a pretty strong current for a kid to swim against. No, one bad friend is one friend too many. As parents, though it is difficult, we cannot compromise our knowledge of the right thing just to put a temporary smile on our kidís faces. Of course we want our kids to be happy, but eternal joy trumps fleeting happiness every time. Being a parent can be heartbreaking, but for each heartbreak you endure for Brysonís good you can count on a blessing for him later.

So sad to hear about Steve Irwin. His poor family. Godís plan is a mystery to me; Iím just glad He has a great one that all works out in the end.

Sorry I missed KY GIRL day. Shout out to you and yours! Iím glad that your son is doing well.

POSSUM: Try some chicken soup. Or maybe some of those little ten-cent pills. They worked miracles for Emma Watson.

BOO: I'm not sure if I like the fact that gross hotel bedding reminds you of me.

Well, I gotta run and earn my paycheck but I will stop back later. Iím dealing with a situation with my aunt that will be tying up my week. Iíll tell yíall about it when I have a chance.

Hey to IDELLE, ROMEENA, MAVIS, ASA, SPOT (enjoy your trip, buddy!), HORATIO, and the rest of you good people. Yeah, where is MILLIE and MAUDE (sounds like a movie, donít it?)?

ďAll Godís children got a uvula!Ē

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45052: About Cdad and preschool, that shoudl read "the trick IS TO BE firm and reassuring..."


September 05, 2006 - Msg 45053: Good morning, all. Thanks, Auh20, I think you're about the only one who "got" what I said about Ozzie Osbourne. I don't really know how he got singled out. I guess I was just thinking of Steve and the good he's done, and searching for an example from the total opposite end of the spectrum, and Ozzie came to mind. Hmmm. I think that says something. Anyway, truly, God loves us all, regardless of how we behave. Sometimes our behavior grieves Him, but He loves us anyway. If those who feel I was "judging" Ozzie would look back in the archives, you'd find a rather lengthy passage from me, regarding the fact that God doesn't see individual sins, or rank one as worse than the other, He only sees the condition of sin. It was His love and His desire for our redemption that brought about the death of His son.

Now, with that clarified (I hope) let me throw this out for your consideration. We all judge others, every day. Yep, all of us. We'd better! If we don't, our kids will be viewing pornography with their friends, and people who we feel would bring heartache will be welcomed into our clubs and will likely do harm. It might be called being judgmental by some. God called it a spirit of discernment, and He encouraged it. It should not be a mean-spirited thing, and anyone who wants to straighten up and act like somebody should be given the opportunity to do so. Meantime, I think if I had to decide whether to let my grandchildren go camping with Steve Irwin and his family, or do a sleepover with the Osbournes, the decision wouldn't be difficult. If that makes me judgmental, then so be it. Ol' Ozzie didn't start out life with just three brain cells, but he fried them by the millions by his actions, and now he lives with the consequences. "Therefore, whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap."

OK, that's my piece. Who's next? --Romeena

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45054: ROMEENA: People often assume the "don't judge" command of the Bible means we shouldn't judge other's actions. In fact, in context, the passage refers to the fact that we must not judge other's souls. Only God can do that. You're right, though; we must use discernment to judge right deeds from sin, threats from comforts. And it must always be done in love, which is rather difficult. But we must never assume to know a man's (or woman's) soul, or judge it. When we do that (and we all do that), we should pull the log out of our own eye.

As far as Ozzy goes, are you sure he's stil alive? I haven't seen any real signs of life there.


September 05, 2006 - Msg 45055: FYI to all you parents and others interested...

I am listening to "The Diane Rehm" show on NPR and her guest is an author/expert (I have forgotten his name already) talking about homework. It's an intriguing discussion. His position is that homework is not really beneficial to learning and there's no science that says otherwise. Catch it in repeats or online. The guest just wrote a book about it; I'll try and get the name.


September 05, 2006 - Msg 45056: Afternoon Porch,
Big Maude/Spot/Millie-What's for lunch? I'm starving!
Boo, Asa, and Me-They- Thank you for your comments. I think I will try to make sure they play only at our house and if they go outside that I'm with them. Bryson's friends parents are "seedy" characters. They are from Brazil and do not speak English very well, but Bryson has said things like the Dad plays violent games on his PSP 2 and such. I'll just have to monitor the situation.
Me-They- I like your Ozzy comment about the signs of life.
Romeena- Please don't take this the wrong way. I'm really curious what you think. If a person's actions are a reflection of their heart and we're judging their actions, aren't we judging their hearts too?
Possum- I didn't know you were feeling bad. Hope ya feel better right quick.
KyGirl- My folks live in Mt. Washington, but I have family in Bardstown, Lawrenceburg, and Taylorsville. I take it your proud to be from Ky also.
I was in Family Christian Bookstore this mornin' and saw bible studies for The Beverly Hillbillies and Bonanza by the writers of TAGS bible study. Isn't that neat?
Hey to all! I have a ton of laundry to do before I pick up the boys. Have a wonderful Mayberry day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
God's strong name is our help.- Psalm 124:8

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45057: Gosh Romeena, I feel like I just got a lecture over a statement that was only made in jest. Sorry if I upset you my friend. I wasn't trying to reprimand you or anything.

"...eternal joy trumps fleeting happiness every time."...what an awesome statement, Me-They. So true. I wanted to tell you all about something I read on Charles Stanley's website that blew me away. It is about the Christians in Southern Africa (in the Sudan). I wish everyone in America could read it. If you go to or look up Charles Stanley and find his website, you can read the article on the sight. Just scroll toward the bottom of the home page to the article called The Paradox of Praise. It will change your life. I can't stop thinking about it and it was a real challenge that made me take a good look at my own life as an American. Please take the time to look at it if you possibly can.

Lucy, that's tough that the parents can't speak much English. What about inviting them to church? It sounds like they might just need Jesus in their lives. Hope you have a good day, take care of yourself.

Better go,

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45058: good afternoon porchsters, how are you? i haven't read the last days or sos posts so i'll catch a few now as i can. lucy- those new bible studies sound neat. have you seen the one from the simpsons? to all ky friends. i heard of a new book called down on beaver creek. its the oral history of martin, ky. boo- thanks for the heads up on that article, i'll lookit up soon. my wife is heavy involved in the presecution of christains around the worldincluding america. me-they i thought i was the only one who forgot things after just hearing them. ky girl- ithink more communites of ky folks here than is still there. i have fami\ly in houstonville near somerset. wifes from harrodsburg. possum- prayers your feeling better. maybe we could do the emma watson thing for you when that naughty druggist lady didn't give her the pills. did you see the food - waited on hand and foot. asa what do you think should we try that?FOOD THE PORCH NEEDS FOOD. WHOSE COOKING WHAT ? millie prayers for you. prayers for all in need. MDC- WHERE ARE YOU BROTHER? colt

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45059: Hey to everyone!..Rev,lucy,asa,mav,m-t,ro,boo,colt,TOM and all my friends...gosh been so busy around the dog house cleaning up the fields and bush hogging...tonight its ribeye steaks on the grill in honor of Steve Irvin..prayers to the family...baked taters and texas toast...Mil will you bring a pie and maude the slaw?.....SPOT

September 05, 2006 - Msg 45060: Thats "Irwin"...fat paws.....SPOT