September 07, 2006 - Msg 45140: Morning Porch.

Ha, Colt you crack me up buddy.

Romeena, when I first read your post about not knowing what a snowblower was, I thought you were picking at me, but then when you consider you've never had a need for one, I understand. There are several different types out there, but your general description is pretty good. Most of them have a steel auger that churns the snow up and moves it to the rear of the machine where a fast spinning impeller flips it out of a chute. The chute is usually adjustable so you can change the direction it's pointing. They work well if you have a dry powder type snow, like we tend to get here in Utah. If it's a wet snow a lot of times the chute plugs up and then you learn how to curse pretty good. If it's real wet you're better off plowing it than trying to use a blower. Around these parts as well as auh2o's and Mary Wiggins, and I bet Poor Horatios's they are as important as lawn mowers in the summer to you, maybe even more so because an un-mowed lawn has never kept me homebound, but a buried driveway has. It's not unusual around here to be woke up to the sound of many snowblowers running at 5 in the morning so folks can get out of their driveways and get to work. Anyway, enough of that talk. It'll be here soon enough.

Boo, Spot said breakfast is on you. Whay are we having? All this talk about snow removal has me starving.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45141: Hey, look at what I did! I swept with my snow blower.:)


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45142: Sure, colt. Pies for we have peach pie, coconut cream, and chocolate chess. As a matter of fact, lunch on me - all porchsters meet at Bogart's....the specials today are fish and chips, gyros, and fresh salmon over spring greens. Y'all come!

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45143:
Morning Porch

Lucy-I also agree with PH's assessment. Maybe, you could start by speaking to a school counselor, who might be able to steer you in the right direction. I haven't mentioned it much but one of our daughters has had and continues to struggle, at times, with anxiety issues. I spoke to a counselor at her school and she was a huge help. She offered support, which was great, but she also had a large number of resources for us.

Boo-We have a congregation of about 70 and oh yes, we have luncheons. You have a good girl in that Erin. I should clarify a bit about the snow, you'll find hip deep snow here quite a few times during the winter but out Asa's way you might be looking at shoulder deep snow.

Romeena-I feel the same way, age is just a date on the calendar. I wish I would have learned that much earlier in life. Also, that's the way I always felt about the supper/dinner dilemma.

Millie-Enjoy, cutting that hay!

colt-Don't ya wonder where all that cyber stuff goes when it just disappears?

Asa-Right! Enough "snow talk" for now. LOL

Did I miss a memo, where's Me-They?

Take care,

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45144: Alright, breakfast is ready...I hope you know I had to get up at 4am to milk the cow and gather the eggs, so enjoy it! We're havin' "EGGS!...TATERS!...TORTILLAS!..SALSA!...CHORRIZO!..(breakfast burritos), and fresh oj, milk and coffee.

Thanks COLT, but tht coffee pot analogy was from Auh2o. Very clever, wasn't it?

Hey ASA, thanks for giving us a run-down on snowblowers. I think I am pretty glad I don't have to get up at 5am to blow the snow out of my drive-way.

Glad your had is feeling better, Millie. I have been praying for that, so I am very thankful to the Lord. Hope you have a better day today!

When I was a kid, I don't remember if it was "dinner" or "suppers"...I just remember saying, "Is it time to eat yet?" alot.

Better run. Gotta get Sean off to school. Erin will be staying home today since she can't wear a shoe today and I expect she will be pretty sore.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45145:
Oh yeah, for those of you that watch Fox News, that Ralph "Bucky" Phillips guy they have been reporting on, is the same coward, that the State Police are searching for in this area.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45146: Oh hey, Auh2o, good morning. Thanks for your comment about Erin, she is pretty brave. Hope you like breakfast...I gathered the eggs, milked the cow, cured the sausage, made the tortillas, and squeezed the oranges just for ya'll!


ps--I am wondering where Me-they was yesterday, too. Where are ya buddy??

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45147: Thanks for breakfast Boo!...GOOD...well I know yall get tired of hearing it but its off to the lake for me and Miss Sherry and her daughter and grandson [Mr Cayden]..will bring back some fish for a fish fry tonight...Big Maude get the slaw ready!....SPOT

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45148: Millie meet us at the big bridge and we will pick you up....bring some worms.....SPOT

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45149: If you catch some trout, I would be grateful! The lake again, huh? Some people have it so rough, SPOT.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45150: Morning Porch folks. I haven't been able to get by for a few days and have missed you all. Been busy with work and with the kids being back to school that takes a lot of time in the evenings.
Thanks for the APB Millie, it is good to be missed. Thanks for breakfast Boo. Food always taste better when somebody else is the cook. Not much to tell around here, pretty much the same routine, just busy. Maybe some fishing with Millie and SPOT would do me good as well. Hey, Millie do you have a good receipe for Butterscotch pie. That is "almost" my favorite.
I sure like to have a good sized slice of pie right now. You guys have a good day and behave.
Big Maude

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45151: One more thing about snowblowers - you have to make sure you point your chute in the right direction. Like try not to point it facing into the wind, or you will think you are in a blizzard. Not that that's happened to me or anything.;)
Ok, I won't say anymore about snowblowers. We have to hold on to summer as long as we can up here. So let's talk about mowers. :)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45152: Mornin' Y'all! Glad to see Millie on the Porch- nice to know that you are feeling a bit better.prayers continue for you friend.
Lucy,I echo the advice you've received from the other Porchsters.Please seek help.It's obvious that Nick is crying out for it. Sorry you're going through all of this.I pray for a good outcome.
auh2o,I've been following the news,but didn't know the convict was in your neck of the woods.He needs to be apprehended & quick. Such a shame he killed that officer. I heard that he was a short time away from being released from prison when he escaped.Does THAT make sense? If he'd just done his time,he'd have gotten out without all of this conflict.Crazy. I hope he's caught and justice dished out to him-big time!
On a much happier note: Happy Birthday to my LACI! She turns 3 today! Cake for everyone!
possum under a rock

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45153: Good morning everyone! Glad to finally be back on the porch. It's a beautiful, mild and sunny day on this side of the porch today. Internet went blooey on Tuesday morning and finally got it back today. I would have posted earlier but I was reading up and somebody, no names (BOO), wrote the "v" word and scared me off.

The family is doing fine but Veda doesn't seem to want to get with the program and sleep more than three hours at a clip at night, and Chad isn't progressing very much with the toilet training. Gee whiz, I'm sure glad the Mrs. is a "stay at home mom"--for four more weeks anyway :).

LUCY: I'm afraid all I can offer you of value in the midst of your situation is prayers. Seems like many porchsters have offered some sage advice, though. Please keep us posted.

I didn't happen to see IDELLE, CHARLOTTE, HM or DIXIE is the archives for the last couple of days. Where are you people? Thanks for checking in, MAUDE.

Next month marks the fourth anniversary of a covenant men's group of which I am a member. Four years ago a guy I knew from church had the idea to form an accountability group and after some looking we found two other guys who were interested. We have been meeting three times a month for four years to study the Bible, share our difficulties, encourage and, sometimes, chastise each other. None of us were really friends before we started the group, but it has really drawn us close together and we believe made us better Christian men, husbands and fathers. We took Communion together with one of our pastors at our meeting on Monday for the first time and it was special. I think it's amazing that the group has lasted this long. We're all so busy with other stuff. It sure is a blessing. Just thought I'd share that.

SPOT: I guess there's no chance of catching me a steak in that lake, is there? Just had fish. My daughter loves to dig worms; I'll get her on your request pronto.

Well, I'll check back later in the day. Y'all take good care. And, if I've said it once, I've said it many times, you women stay away from me with them scissors!!!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45154: Sorry to rock on your toes, POSSUM. Happy third birthday to Lacy! Save me a piece of cake (a piece away from those candles...I have watched three-year-olds blow out candles--or should I say spit out candles--before).


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45155: And just to weigh in on the recent controversy...I have always heard and used "dinner" and "supper" interchangeably. I always liked how Aunt Bee pronounced it "suppa." Guess that's a southern thing.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45156: happy birthday LACI

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45157: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LACI!!! O~ O~ O~ (those are balloons, in case you couldn't tell).

Me-They, good to see you again. Sometimes we think way too much alike (I avoid kid's birthday cakes for the same reason, sheesh...I think I've said it before; I have a problem with saliva! ha).

I think the men's group is a great idea. Wish my husband could be involved in something like that. Maybe I will suggest it to him.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45158: Thanks, BOO.

FYI, a local paper here in Maryland ran an article discussing teh history and use of front porches. It's pretty interesting and seemed like an appropriate thing to post here:

Sorry, I don't know how to do fancy links and such.

And, yes, I do more than post here, read the paper and eat lunch at work. I also nap.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45159: Well, with a new baby at home, you deserve every nap you can get, Me-They. Thanks for the link; I'll look it up while I am eating Bon-Bons and lying on the couch all day....


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45160: You have no idea how hard that made me laugh, BOO. Soda almost came out of my nose. I have been teasing my wife about stuff like that for weeks now. But she's used to it; when she is working I tease her about having a "part-time job" (she works 36 hours a week). Of course, she knows that I realize how very difficlut she has it but she still gives me a glare that could freeze the furnace. All you moms, working out or working in, usually both, are alright by me.

Can I have a bon-bon? They're usually all gone by teh time I get home :) (Oops. I can feel a glare...)


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45161: Good morning, all, or is it afternoon? I stayed up very late last night, slept very late this morning, in anticipation of working 12 hours tonight. That seems to work out pretty well for me.

Millie, I'm so glad that your hand is feeling a bit better. Those IV drugs can really do a number on you, I know. Have the doctors given you any idea of how long this course of treatment will be?

On the dinner/supper question, where I grew up it seemed to depend on the size and formality of the meal. At midday, soup and a sandwich was "lunch". One carried a lunch to school, or had lunch money. If the meal was on Sunday or a holiday, big old table-groaner, then it was dinner, as in "Sunday dinner". An evening meal at a restaurant was always "dinner", and most evening meals eaten at home were "supper", unless they were large and included guests. Even if there were guests, though, there was a question. Depended on how close the friends were, and how elaborate the meal was. Good friends coming over for burgers was supper. Good friends coming over for a big meal was dinner. If your pastor was also a close friend, he might come to supper, but if not all that close, you invited him to dinner. Men working in the fields always ate dinner at noon (huge meal, therefore dinner), and had supper at night. There you are - clear as mud? It is very clear to any Southerner, I'll bet.

Sugarplum says what's for lunch? --Romeena

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45162: Hehe...sure, take the last made me remember the times milk used to come out our noses in the cafeteria at school. My friends and I would always be laughing so hard, we couldn't eat....thanks for that memory! You're right, mom's work so hard and I don't think most men really understand that. It's good that guys like you, Auh2o and Sterling are out there and know what it's really like. I know I do everything around here. Bruce has a demanding job and doesn't get home until about 6 each night. He helps to get Erin bathed and to bed but that's about it (even thought I have to remind him to do it most of the time). I have a hard time asking people to do things for some reason...I know I should. I was raised in one of those homes where mom did everything in the house. Dad had a really tough job in an aluminum factory and came home, showered, ate and then did whatever he wanted. Bruce has a desk job, mostly so maybe I should start assigning him some household chores.

Sean just called from school and said his "appliance" is falling out of his mouth (it's this thing in the roof of his mouth, kind of like a retainer that never comes out. It keeps the teeth properly spaced so the new ones can come in). Anyway, it cost us a bunch to have it put in and now it is falling out! I have to pick him up early and have him at the dentist's office by 2. It's times like this that I am so glad I have a sister who can come sit with Erin so I don't have to take her out. Talk to you later,


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45163: One more clarifier - you could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner (or supper) on most days. On Sundays, you always had breakfast, dinner and supper. Once again, the size and formality of the meal determined the terminology. --Romeena

P.S. I don't know why I'm using past tense in this explanation, because we still do it this way!

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45164: Ha, that's funny Ro because as I was reading your post about supper/dinner, I was thinking, 'I know exactly what she is talking about'. I was born and raised about as South as you can get in the US. Hope work is easy for you tonight. I know how hard your job is and I can't even imagine doing it at 44, let alone 67! Hope you can retire soon...


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45165: My wife feels your pain, BOO. My wife got a call this morning from school that our daughter was crying and wouldn't stop. They couldn't figure out why. The teacher had noticed her tearing up in class, took her aside, the called the guidance counselor. By the time they called the Mrs. she couldn't understand what she was saying on the phone she was so upset. After some time, and getting ready to go to school, my wife finally got it out her that she has swallowed a little bit of wrapping from the granola bar she had eaten for snack. She thought the paper was going to hurt her but was too embarrased to tell her teacher. Thankfully, the crisis was resolved after my wife assured her she would survive.

Good luck with the dentist.

ROMEENA: Call me crazy, but as you explained it, the dinner/supper "rules" you stated make perfect sense as I think back to my childhood.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45166: Boo, ordinarily I'd think that you shouldn't expect Bruce to do much when he gets home, since you aren't employed elsewhere. However, it becomes a matter of degree. Your situation is such that you have waaay more to do than most stay-at-home moms do, with your parents and all. Therefore, I think you definitely have the right to expect some help from him.

When my beloved and I first married, he never turned his hand in the house, even though I had a full-time job as well. It's the way he was brought up. His folks owned a greenhouse and florist shop, and his mom worked long hours in both. They lived on site though, so I guess his dad just figured she was home all day! My dad-in-law was a dear, kind man and I loved him, but it never entered his head to wash a dish or swing a dustrag. His own up-bringing, I guess. Anyway, my husband very slowly changed his attitude, and by the time all our kids were up and gone, he was working harder in the house than I did. When he died, I literally didn't know what closet the vacuum was in. I hadn't used it in a couple of years - he always did it. I dusted and cleaned bathrooms, he did the rest. We shared the kitchen work. It was wonderful. --Romeena

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45167: i declare today is known as luci's day from now on. asa- what a sweep. its been a long time since you won the broom duties. spot- can you give us your gps satilight position where the fish are so big that you have to turn some of them away? fish fry, eh. never saw a fish fry anything i'll be right there for the big meal topped off by millies chocolate chess pie. we love chess pie but do you add hersheys candy bars melted to make it chocolate? thanks for breakfast boo. as far as what you call a meal i don't care as long as the plates full and i'm called? ha. poor haratio- can you fix a direct link for the article me-they talked about history of front they maybe spot can catch us a baked tater too. spot your the best. ANYONE HEAR FROM MDC LATELY. APB OUT. well i'll mosey on doen to spots see you later. MAYOR COLT

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45168: Hello Friends...
Its been a busy week with school and church, and well,just life. I take my daughter to school, then head to the Y to work out. Run an errand if needed,then back home. Tonight is the first night I dont have anywhere to go. The teacher said my daughter was very tired today. So I hope she is in bed by 6:30! She needs it. Kindergarten is tough! But at least she doesnt have homework tonight. She did the past two days. I'm going to fix her and her sister a salad and some spaghetti, get them in the tub, read a story and then hopefully off to dream land.
Me-They..boy, when you come back, you come back...lots of posts..glad you have 4 more weeks with the wife at home. Maybe the baby will be sleeping through the night by then and Chad will be using the potty just wonderfully.
Boo: Around here, supper is the evening meal. Dinner is lunch. I just say lunch and supper. A lot of times its "come over for Sunday Dinna". I love the South!! Wouldnt mind going a little bit lower too.

Yall have a great evening..
Oh..Happy B-day to Laci! I remember now that she is just a couple months older than my youngest. What a busy age..


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45169: Sounds great, COLT. Catch a tater for me, too, SPOT.

BOO: I got a chance to read that Charles Stanley article you noted. It really makes you wonder. It is evidence that God's joy is indeed available even in the midst of persecution. I've e-mailed it to some friends. Thanks.

Oh, MILLIE, glad things are a little better this week.

I will be out of the office until Monday, so I will incommunicado until then. But I've chit-chatted enough today to last a few more. Y'all take care now! Have a great one.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45170: Sorry if I rocked on your toes, IDELLE. You'd think I was getting paid by the word. Well, FLOYD? What do you think? I could use the extra bread with this extra mouth to feed.

Also, IDELLE, check out my post from Tuesday about the "Diane Rehm Show" on NPR that dealt with homework.

Later, y'all.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45171: Oh Me-They, poor little Nora! I felt so sorry for her. When I was a little girl I got really nervous and panicked over things like that so I know what it feels like. One time when I was 5, I was convinced that I swallowed a balloon and that it would kill me. I fretted and was petrified over that all day until I finally had the guts to talk to my dad about it. I plan on listening to Diane Rehm's show when I have the kids in bed.

Idelle, how wonderful to have the kids in bed by 6:30! Mine would stage a mutiny if I tried that...I like to get Erin to bed by 8:30 and that is not easy. Sean is ready early. Poor kid has such a struggle with his school work that he is exhausted at the end of the day.

It only took 10 minutes for them to fix Sean's dental problem and it was free. Yipee!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45172: Kids are a sorry lot. Poor Nora, and poor Boo. Sometimes we just don't know the terrors kids experience. My most embarrassing moment was unknown to anyone but myself, yet I still remember it like it was yesterday. Like most little girls in the third grade, I wore those "babydoll" PJs, the kind with the little short bloomers and a blousy top. The bloomers were the kind that look just like underpants, except a little looser, and with a bit of lace trim around the legs. Well, one morning, dressing quickly for school, I forgot to exchange my little bloomers for regular underpants. I was wearing corduroys and a baggy sweater, and put the corduroys on while still wearing my PJ top. Changed into my sweater, and off to school I went. Along about mid-morning, I had to use the restroom. My horror knew no bounds when I discovered I was wearing, not my underpants, but those hateful bloomers! I quickly pulled up my corduroys, pulled the sweater down nearly to my knees, and spent the day in terrified shame, convinced that everyone knew. No one knew, of course, but if anyone had noticed my anxiety and questioned me, I'd have had a total meltdown. I never told anyone at the time, not even my mother. I think the first person I ever told was my husband, after we'd been married about ten years, and had silly little girls of our own.

Well, I'm off to get ready for work. Yes, I'll remember to change out of my PJs first.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45173: Ha..that is cute Romeena.. Yes, I am sure no one new..unless a ruffle was peeking from the top of your cords!

Me-They, I will listen to that when I get the might have to remind me again.

Boo: They have gone to bed that early before. Tonight it didnt happen,but it was early. Cam was in bed asleep by 7:10 probably and Chloe was 7:20. Now..I am going to take my cup of coffee and my Sunday School book out to the porch swing and read and sip till Mama's Family comes on!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45174: Evnin' ya'll!!!

Hope all is well!!!

Been very busy lately!!!

Prayers continue for you, and thanks to PH for those job sites!!!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45175: Just checking in - so sorry that I have been busy and not able to get to the computer, ecept my laptop which doesn't always get hooked up to the internet.

I have read a little of the archives. . .our snow blower consists of the tractor with a front bucket scoop. . .we live in the country. And we had dinner at noon when we grew up and supper in the evening. Dinner was a big meal for us and supper was a medium sized meal.

I need to cut this short - more chores to get done and more work on this here computer before I get to lay the body down.

hugs to all and thanks for missing me!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45176: Boy oh boy, I miss coming to the porch for a few days & got lots to catch up on, be back later, gotta read the archives in between downs. (yep, watching football) I am so glad football is back!

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45177: Aw, Romeena, that was so sweet and sad. I can recall several similar experiences as a child...most I have never repeated. The worst of them I finally told to my therapist a couple of months ago. It was a seemingly small thing to most but it has caused me alot of shame over the years (and I was only about 4 at the time). We do well to remember how sensitive our little ones can be. Our words can effect them for a very long time.

Me-They, I listened to the radio program on homework and must say that I agree with the author of the book. I have done alot of reading on the subject and on different homeschool methods and I believe he is right. The ideal thing would be to be able to instill a love for learning in our children but many of the methods used in classrooms just seem to cause them to memorize instead of really understanding. In my own experience, I was not a child who liked schoolwork. I hated homework and being forced to memorize anything. My first experience in wanting to learn anything was in my junior year in high school in Biology. I wanted to be a nurse so the subject really interested me. The teacher was laid-back and didn't assign homework other than studying for tests, that I recall. I made a good grade and enjoyed it very much. I also enjoyed many of my college courses and discovered a love for learning at that time. When a person is allowed time to follow a course that he is interested or gifted in it causes so much joy and one of the points the author was making was that when a child is so bogged down with homework, it leaves little quality family time or time for learning areas of interest. Something else that got my attention is that a child made the comment that if her parents came home from work each evening and continued to work an extra 3 or 4 hours on work they brought home, they would called workaholics but if a child doesn't come home from school and do an additional 3 hours of homework they are called a slacker....hmmm, interesting.

Good to see you, homemaker...wondered what was going on with you.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45178: You folks sure have been chatty. Lots to read, but I'm not going to comment on all of it, MDC just painted his soapbox & he won't borrow it to me till it dries. (kidding of course) Asa here in my neck of the woods, we have breakfast, dinner & supper, but being raised in the DC area, a mere 400 miles away, it was breakfast, lunch & dinner. Either way, it's eatin! haha Tom great news from your Dr. thems the kind of visits you like to have. Boo & Ro I remember when Mom was in the hosp. before she passed away, the nurses would bathe her & they were so gentle with her, touched my heart, they treated her as if she were thier mother & I will forever be grateful for that. We did put lotion on her feet, hands & elbows, Mom suffered from psoriasis (sp?) Millie glad you are feeling better today & Big Maude I was beginning to think you hitched a ride with some of the race folks heading out of town, or got washed away in all that rain we had. Spot if you don't mind, catfish would be good for supper, you can use some of my corn or I'll make some peanut butter balls for you, oh, that's right, yer fishin in the lake, not the river. To all the porchsters I didn't name by name, prayers & thoughts to you, I think of you folks everyday & pray for each & every one of you at night. Half-time almost over, back in a bit.

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45179: Almost forgot Happy Birthday, Laci!!! Hard to believe she is already 3! Seems like just yesterday we were welcoming her into this world! And speaking of ages, not ashamed to say, I am 44, altho sometimes I feel 84, too many years abusing my body grooming, & not asking for help. Grooming is not all "playing with puppies" hard work, maybe you could do that BWB kidding of course, it is hard on the body. My hands & back feel it the most. 26 years of opening & closing the scissors have just about done my hands in & 26 years of wrestling dogs that weigh almost as much as me have done my back in. Ya'll wanted to hear that didn't you? teehee, unfortunatly Boo & homemaker VICKS does not help.

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45180:
"Aw, come on Mr Tucker, have some supper with us."
"Thank you, no."
Pretty scary when I can actually "see" a tags scene in my mind's eye, AND, know the words to it! ha
Colt- maybe your vanishing message is on it's way to Pluto! Should reach it in time to be declared a planet after all! ha When I get to heaven, I'll take off to Pluto and see if your message is up there with other cyberstuff! teehee
Spot, I like fiahing, but here in AZ i gotta travel several hours to do any.
Illinois governor in the big house, barney's rules in force, mayor colt to take over gov seat!(:
Millie, thanks for the grub, spot's chicken a la king was like wallpaper paste! ha Just ribbin ya spot.
Boo- funny, my wife and i like cold too! If ya look at that photo on top of pikes peak, we have on pretty light clothing! Still hope to retire there someday, but first i gotta WORK again! haha
AFD-MeThey- hope the new kids are doing well besides the short naps. Pray that health etc is good. MT- I went to promise keeper meetings for some time. Really enjoyed them. Mom's care has taken precedent in recent years.
Sterling, Maude, HMPossum and others, good to see ya.
Prayers for our troops and country, especially as we get near to 5 year of 9/11. May the true and living God keep his hand over us and help us to see our wrongs, and correct them. Thank you Jesus, Amen.

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45181:
Hey Folks

possum-Yeah, I've never seen more Troopers, and other lawmen, in all my life. You're right, they have to catch this killer. He shot the last two Troopers in the back. This guy is a coward and he has a bunch of losers who are helping him. As for his release date, I guessing they are claiming he didn't realize he was about to get released. He wasn't in jail because he was smart. Also, A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LACI!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45182: Altho I am not a Steelers fan, I enjoyed seeing them win over the Dolphins 28-17 I like them about as much as I like the Cowboys. Nite porch. Redskins Monday night!!

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45183:

PH...Glad you got the cds. And yes, I write both the lyrics and music. Thanks brother! again? Man you gonna clean out the lake...haha

Have a good nights sleep. Prayers for all my porch family!

September 07, 2006 - Msg 45184: Night!


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45185: Good game huh Mavis.

Happy Birthday Laci. My how time moves right along.

Friends, if I could impose on you for some prayers... A 19 year old Soldier in my area was killed in action last week while serving in Iraq. The services for him are being held tomorrow. Sadly there is a (so called) church in Kansas who has taken it upon them to attend these services all over the Country and set up demonstrations. They claim these young men and women are being killed from Gods wrath on this nation because of our acceptence of homose-xuals. I find this unthinkable that these so called Christians would resort to such hatred at a time of grieving. Anyway the Family has asked for folks to show up with flags and hopefully act as a barrier between these idiots. I request your prayers that things will not get ugly there. I know emotions will be high, but both sides I pray will remember it is to pay homeage to a fallen hero, and I ask for your prayers for that same thing. Thanks folks, I am grateful to you if you feel so impressed to pray on this.


September 07, 2006 - Msg 45186: Asa, those people you are talking about are the same ones Me-They told us about a few months ago. I can't remember the name of the old guy who leads that church but he calls himself Baptist and most of the demonstrators are his own family memebers, I think. I think the guy's last name is Phelps?? Anyway, let me tell you, I did a search on him a few months back and did some reading on the guy and even went on his website to see what he had to say and it was really something. I will tell you that I really had some anxiety after reading some of it, I just couldn't believe it. Anyway, prayers for the family of the fallen soldier and for your safety, ASA. God speed and may the Lord bless you for your willingness to aid the grieving family. You are a Christian who puts action to his faith.


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45187: You're right on, Boo, the man's name is Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka KS (I used to live in that area). They are surely a blight on the name of Christ because of the deception that they believe (and practice). Prayers for the family who has suffered the loss as well as that the plans to demonstrate will come to naught.

Happy Birthday Laci!!

Yep, MDC, little Reagan is doing great - filling out real nice and everything. She's starting to smile and babble a little bit and is the cutest thing. I better head to bed pretty quick so I can get a little rest before she wakes up hungry. : )

Praise God for your good report from the Doc, Tom!

Well, I'll sign off - prayers for all.

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45188: Happy b-day Laci!...well at work on day shift for a change...ham and bisquits for breakfast...gona get settled in...SPOT

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45189: Happy Birhtday Laci, and congrats to you Possum, for surviving the first 3 years!

More later, lots to do!


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45190: Breakfast on me! Flapjacks and sausages, fried apples, coffee and OJ......Eat Up!

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45191: Breakfast was great, Millie....burp...uh, excuse me.

AFD, so you used to live near this Fred Phelps guy? He seems like one really angry guy! Did you ever meet him?

Well, off to get Sean off to school. Erin will be staying home again today. She seems to have developed a bad cold the last couple of days so between the cold and the toe, I think she needs another day at home.


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45192: Yeah Phelps, what an idiot. If he thinks that what he is doing is going to put him on a better standing with God, I think he is sorely misguided.
Asa, you may have heard of a biker group called the Patriot Guard, that goes around to funerals of soldiers and blocks Phelps and his "crew" from disrupting the service. Maybe they will be coming to that funeral. There was a soldier from my area who died a few weeks back, and the Patriot Guard showed up to show support and in to counter any demonstration by Phelps and his band of idiots if they were to show up, but thankfully they never did.

Hope Erin gets to feeling better, Boo.

-Sterling Holobyte

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45193: Now where did that "in" come from? I guess it just snuck "in". ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45194: Good Friday morning folks, thanks for the breakast Millie and SPOT. Only working till noon today and then off to do more Mom Stuff! Happy Birthday to Laci!! SPOT, thanks for keeping the lights on for us. I will buy lunch today, how about lets meet at Shoneys about noon today. Hello to all today and take care ya'll have a good day. Big Maude

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45195: Good grief. I just ran a google search on Fred Phelps, and after reading some of what he and his gang of cretins have said, I feel like I need to go take a shower. The man is mad, absolutely mad, and his followers are surely just as bad if not worse. Dear Lord! How does someone get that twisted? Praise God for the Patriot Guard, may their tribe increase! Unbelievable. --Romeena

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45196: Good deal BIG MAUDE! there...Shoneys...SPOT

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45197: Hi All.
Mr. Phelp will someday be in front of God and will ans to him and jusg to.
Will I ben bust helping a friend do some work on his house.
He is thinking about moving to a small peacs,because his one is to big.
In feetball ,I like the Clevelandbrown.


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45198: Right TOM, everyone will have to give an account to God...I am reminded of the love verses in Corinthians. It is only what we do for love's sake that will stand the test of time. I was thinking the other day about men who claim to have "the truth" and use the threat of eternal h*ll to scare people into subjection to their wishes...they are trying to build their own kingdom (like Warren Jeffs and others I could mention). Makes me really sick. Not long ago I heard a couple of young girls who had escaped from Warren Jeff's commune on the Dr. Phil show. They were afraid they now had no chance of salvation because Jeffs had taught them all their lives that if they left they would go to h#ll. That kind of thing makes my blood run cold. How God must hate it when men do that...twist the scriptures for their own devises. I am reminded of when Jesus was talking to the Pharisees and he told them that they "shut up the kingdom" to others and that when they tried to convert someone to their religious practices that they made them twice as bad as they were (my own words-not sure of the actual verse). Come to think of it, I don't recall a time in scripture when Jesus talked to anyone with such harsh words as he did the religious hypocrites who were full of hate and envy. They couldn't bear the fact that Jesus was who he claimed to be and a worker of miracles...they were so full of themselves that they hated the truth. OK, enough of my sermon.


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45199:
Right on Boo, you preach it girl! I think he called them a brood of vipers. He also got just a bit angry in the temple, as I recall...
Romeena, I just did a google too. whew, talk about wheat and tares, but when the tares try to pose as wheat, then we really got us some problems! PRAYERS FOR ALL OUR TROOPS!
COLT- check out my 45180 above. ha
DWF- which ep are you on now?
Well, to all my porch friends, have a good weekend, prayers for you all. God's blessings be upon you!

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45200:
This Phelps guy sound like a nut. We need to pray for people that are using the Name of our Lord to push their twisted ideas.

Hope everyone has had a great day. I had to get oil changed and new tires on my daughters car today. It's always "her" car until it needs something done on it. Then it becomes "dads" car. Haha!

Tom..that's really nice of you helping your freind with their house.

You all take care and I'll check back later. Have a great night. Let's thank the Lord for all He's done!

September 08, 2006 - Msg 45201: Happy Birthday Laci dear - remember to eat lots of cake for us!


September 08, 2006 - Msg 45202:
Hey Porch

The big man hunt is over on this end of the porch, the Good Guys got their man (Ralph Phillips), well, man is a bit of an overstatement for this coward. I don't know if any of ya saw the coverage on the news shows but if you did, you got a good idea of how rural this end of the porch is. One of the national news guys said that this is a part of the country where people still leave their keys in the car and their doors unlocked at night, like it was something he had never heard of. I hope you get to see the footage of the U.S. Marshals transferring this coward from the PA border to Buffalo. In the towns along the route people where coming out and cheering the police in the motorcade. It gave me goose bumps watching it, like something from a Disney movie.

Asa- Prayers for the Hero out your way.

MDC-I'd like to echo that, PRAYERS FOR ALL OUR TROOPS!

Rev- LOL

As for Phelps, his crew slithered into the Buffalo area a few months ago, what a clown.

God Bless,

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45203: Thanks for the prayers folks. The funeral went without a hitch. I'm not sure if they just didn't show up or were overwhelmed by the supporters that were there, cause there was a lot of us, or the prayers y'all offered scared em off. Whatever it was, we didn't see any protests.

Auh2o, glad they caught that dude. Saw his picture this morning. He looks deranged. Lets hope he doesn't see the light of day again.

Think I'll head over to the Diner for some breakfast. I hope Juanita is on duty.


September 09, 2006 - Msg 45204: Any old tramps in here?

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45205: Lunch on me today....Hot dogs or barbeque, potato salad or slaw and lemonade. For dessert, lemon squares. Eat up, y'all!

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45206: HI ALL.


September 09, 2006 - Msg 45207: Oh, my stars! Millie, you make lemon squares? Child, I'd walk a mile for a lemon square. I get them from the Corner Bakery, and they're soooo good! Do any of you have Corner Bakery stores? They're actually a restaurant, with soup and sandwiches and baked goods - excellent food. They're usually located in a corner spot (where else?) in an upscale shopping center, and you often have to stand in line at noon. Anyway, their lemon squares are just wonderful, but I'll bet Millie's are better!

I got all recertified in CPR today. We have to do that every two years. The guidelines have changed since last time, and it was a lot simpler. Many of the confusing details have been eliminated, and they just cut to the chase. Airway, Breathing, Compressions! ABCs. Anyway, I'm glad it's done for another two years.

Glad they got that Phillips nut. Now if somebody would just do something about Phelps and his band of deluded idiots, that would be very nice. There's just no excuse for scum like that. Yes, scum. Anybody that would be so cruel as to protest, demonstrate, and harass the mourners at a funeral, for whatever reason, is scum in my book. Call me judgmental if you wish, but I think you have to be a special kind of mean to do something like that. Think what you want to think, but let people have their time of grief without intrusion. How that viper can think that God would approve of his behavior, I don't know. He has taken a moral issue (homos-exuality) and blended it with a political issue (the war in Iraq) and stands on that shaky platform to harass grieving families. Shame on him, and shame on his followers. To think that God loves him too, and would forgive him if sincerely asked, only serves to confirm in my mind that the God I know and love is awesome beyond my power to comprehend.

Well, I think I feel a nap coming on. Was up very early this morning, and I'm drooping. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45208:
Afternoon all. I forgot to tell you that the glucosomine Condritin is working well for my arthiritis, Also take hyaluronic acid. Glad I can do this all RX-free, and stick to the natrual stuff. Even the RX that I do take is a plant derivitive..digoxin for my heart. Just want to stay away from the chemicals that often have more bad side effects that benefits. HA like the old saying, the cure can be worse than the disease.
No colds, no flu, praise God!
Hope all goes well with everyone. I heard someone talk on TV as 9-11 being an "event!" It wasnt an event any more than Pearl Harbor was an event! It was a mercyless, brutal attack! now a political party is trying to stop ABC from showing their docu-drama about the ineptness of the former administration in the 1990's! freedom of the press being bullied by guys like Schumer!
They don't know how good they got it! Tat just makes me so mad.
DWF- Did you see the gifted kid episode? It is the same writer who did the tags beauty pageant ep. Hmmm, very interesting!
Well, hope ya are all having a good Sat!

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45209: GOSH have I got some reading to do...hope yall have been eating well...just been busy here at the dog house getting ready for winter [bush hogging] and stuff...."RACE NIGHT" too! headed to work for the night and get settled in..hey boo,colt,mil,maude,ro,TOM,Rev,mdc,md and all...lets order pizza for the race on MDC!...see ya at work...SPOT

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45210: Yo porch! Sorry I've been away so much!

SPOT, I got alot of reading to!

MDC, I didn't really like the gifted kid episode. There were some very funny parts, but a few annoying parts to. I loved the one where Rob and Laura tell Ritchie about when he was born! What episode am I on now? Im on the last one on Disc 4.

Millie, Im glad your feeling better!

Romeena, Lemon square's are good! We have a bakery exactly like the one you described over here! Hmmm, are you living where I am? Just kidding of-course!

Uhhh, thats it for now, I'll read more and maybe post later.

See ya!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45211:
Thanks for lunch Millie. Very gooood!

Watching the race. Chase, chase, chase for the championship chase.

OK Spot....half time Bulldogs 15 and Carolina 0.

Let me get back to the race and the game. Switching back and forth between the two.

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45212: Hey, DWF. Is yours called The Corner Bakery? I think they're a franchise, because there are several here in the Dallas area. If so, I promise you they have good food.

I just fired off a hot letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News. They probably won't print it, but I couldn't help myself. I'm so sick of our citizens being expected to cater to the cultures of everyone else. What nonsense!

During the CPR recert course today, it occurred to me that if I witnessed a cardiac arrest at our local mall, or just about anywhere in town, and I turned to the nearest person and said "You! Go call 911 and bring me the AED," there's about a 60% chance that they wouldn't understand a word I was saying! That's scary. I guess we need to learn to say it in five or six languages as well as in English. And no, that's not what the letter to the editor was about.

Well, I guess I need to go drink some iced tea and cool off. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45213: Oops!
Sorry! Guess I was so "het up" I was shouting! --Romeena

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45214: Hmmm. Just checked the page source, and I really did end my bold command. Can't figure out why the whole message remained in bold print. Well, no matter. A couple of additional "unbolds" fixed it. --Romeena

September 09, 2006 - Msg 45215: Hi All.
Will thing are just fine here.
Romeena - why are you up in arm for.
That not away for a girl to be .
Millie - how about a good old apple pie.
Rev-how are thing going there.

love tom