September 19, 2006 - Msg 45570: Hey, Possum, sorry to hear about your family troubles. Prayers for all of you.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45571: Prayers for sure, POSSUM. Sorry to hear about your troubles. You're right, though; you need to hold to the Truth. Through Him, all things are possible.

LUCY: It's great to hear from you. Too bad about your problems with your stepson. Your family is in my prayers as well. The baby is fine, just fine. Yes, my wife does work (she's a RN) but she's on leave until sometime in October. She works three nights a week (Monday to Friday), 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. so we don't have to worry about daycare. It is tough on her, but, like most of you good moms, cheerfully sacrifices for her family. Today is her birthday.

ROMEENA: Touching story. I don't agree withyou 100%, but I don't disagree much, either. Maybe I should be a politician, huh?

AUH2O: Thanks. My sentiments are the same. Your point is well-taken, too. "Goomer?" :) By the way, good 'ole Harry S is one of my favorite presidents. By way, why was your message from yesterday deleted? Did you notice that?

HM: Gas is still $2.40 here. That's still a lot of dings to fill my tank.

MDC: Prayers for your interview, wherever you are...

Back to choppin' rocks...


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45572: Hey, BOO: "You're real funny, you know that. We ought to book you on one of those excursion lines." And that's my last word on the subject!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45573:
M-T..Brother, the false prophets were misleading believers with lies that APPEARED to be the truth. What we are seeing today is not someone trying to hide their hate. They are (as auh20 says)shouting it from the roof top. What I'm saying is that I have a hard time believing that these people don't know what they are standing for when it's being paraded around right in front of the worlds eyes. It's in plain, full view for anyone to see.
And yes brother, I fully agree with you, we should be hurting for ANY lost person.'s time for me to move on with other thoughts..I'm through....and still love all my porch family. That's so great about being brothers and sisters in the Lord!

See ya all a little later. Have a Jesus filled day!

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45574: I lied...

BOO: Actually, though a UM now, I was raised Assembly of God and Church of God. I've got nothing against those churches, but I prefer a more traditional style of worship. There are a few theological points I also don't cotton to, but nothing to discuss here. That said, there are more than a few things going on in the UMC that I find apalling. Some of have chosen to leave the church; I have chosen to try and help reform it.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45575: Oh, Possum! How awful for you. I just can't imagine such a thing. Have you considered that all those pills your mom is taking might be the root of the problem? Sounds like she's not thinking straight. I know, she wouldn't listen to you, but her doctor might. It's harder now, with all the confidentiality legislation, but it can be done. Many years ago, I had a good friend who was hooked on diet pills. She was on the verge of a total nervous breakdown, exhibiting bizarre behavior, verbally attacking people, whatever. It happened that she went to the same MD that I did, and I called him one day. As soon as I mentioned her name, he informed me that he could not discuss another patient with me. I told him I knew that, and was not asking him to speak, just to listen. I then told him what I knew, that she was getting pills from the local "diet doctor" who had no scruples about selling patients as many pills as they wanted, and I knew she was taking many, many of them every day. The MD was silent for a minute, then said, "Thank you, very much." He contacted her husband, and together they got her into a facility where they were able to get her off the pills. Her personality returned to normal, and the problems ceased. She never knew I made that call, and we are still friends today.

Yep, I'm a Baptist, but that doesn't define me. I'm a Christian first, and that does. If there were no Baptist churches here, then I'd find another church that teaches New Testament truth, and I'd be happy there. Jesus Christ - virgin-born, really lived, really died, really rose again, really alive today, and all done for my sin and yours. That's all I need to know. It's enough.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45576: Wow, we all need friends like you, Romeena.

Me-They, I attended an Assembly of God church from age 19 to 30 and had some wonderful times there but some theological differences. I was raised Methodist and found them to stress more about love and less about judgement (which is what I meant when I suggested that your views seemed "Methodist" to me). When I attended the Assembly of God, sometimes it seemed like they taught that everyone was dangling over the fires of h*ll by a thin string. The baptists really taught me about grace and God's unconditional love for his children. I guess I took some good things away from all of the churches I attended. What "appalling" things are going on in the UMC that I don't know about (if it seems wise to discuss them, if not I understand).


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45577: possum- prayers for you and yours. romeena- i totaly agree with you- denomination affliatation will not get anyone to heaven. boo- great sweep, it's been a while. me-they, congrats on staying and working to correct problems within. too many folks want to leave a chruch instead of finding a solution. where would we be if jesus left every crowd he didn't agree with. rev- we have become so electronicaly instant information that too many never open a bible, read for themselves and place the bible in their hearts. lucy- i haven't read the archives but my prayers are with you. mdc- prayers are with you, but god has a plan for such a great servant as you. remember we only travel this earthly journey once and we're not responsible for what is placed in our paths only how we deal with it. oncewe leave into eternity we won't taste food, feel the wonderful seasons and so much more ever again. point no matter how hard the going gets be thankful for every breathe we're allowed to experience. whose cooking tonight? just colt

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45578: Well, got back from the Dr. a little earlier. Miss Reagan did just fine with her shots (although she cried pretty good for a bit there). She's up to 10lbs and a hair shy of 22". Lucy - I am blessed to be a SAHM.

Prayers for you and your family, possum, and you, too, Boo.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45579:
AFD-Glad all went well for Miss Reagan. I also love the name.

Romeena-I loved what you said about being (or not being) a Baptist.

M-T Goomer? Did I say Goomer? Oh yeah, about 5 times. I really botched one of my all-time favorite TAGS quotes. So, if everyone will humor me I'd like to try again.

Gomer: I hope I don't get carsick!
Barney: Opie, you switch places with Gomer.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45580: "Say it again"


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45581: BOO: Yeah, I know exactly what you mean about the AoG church. I think the biggest problem I have with them is their belief that salvation can be lost. Of course there are other things as well.

About the UMC, mostly I disagree with the liberal (and, to me, un-Biblical) agenda in some agencies and churches. Some bishops are playing fast and loose with the Scriptures and saying all sorts of things. It's sad. (REV: False prophets?)

ROMEENA: Just recite the Apostles Creed and that'll tell you where I'm at. Sounds like you, too.

Thanks, COLT.

Great news, AFD.

Well, I'm off to pick up an ice cream cake. See y'all tomorrow.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45582: BOO: Regarding my preferences in churches, I believe that most Christians need the carrot and the stick. I know I do.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45583: Hello all..
Trying to catch up on archives..

I was raised a I am Southern Baptist.

Take care,

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45584: At the risk of sounding really stupid, what do you mean about the stick and carrot, Me-They?? Don't you just love the apostles creed? It makes me cry. Concerning the AOG, I know what you mean. I think they have alot of freedom when it comes to worship but most don't have the freedom that comes from knowing your sins have been paid for by the grace of God.

Idelle, I forgot that you were raised Quaker. I'll bet you are a person of real integrity.

Gonna go watch Oprah...


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45585: Hey all!!!

I goin' to the Symphony tonight!!!

Hope that it's as good as a Band Concert!!!LOL :)

Hope that all is well with you!!!

Keep a smile on your face, and a song in your heart, and I'll Holler at ya'll later!!!

Oh, and by the way, how about praying for a good friend of ours, she's been getting prank phone calls, a man calls her house, and if the answering machine comes on, he leaves something to the affect of" This is for (our friend), I just wanted to tell her that I enjoyed it last night, and if she wants to do it again, have her call me." I hope that no one is offended by that, but I just thought you ought to know what kind of scanky non-sense is going on, and the scary part is, it's someone right here in our little town!!! I'm not trying to be mean, but that's just crazy, and she's the nicest, most honest person you'd ever want to know!!! Her husband is getting suspicious, as you could understand, because when he answers, they hang up. And they call so often, that it's understandable that he could begin to wander!!!

I just had to vent for a minute, it's just that she doesn't deserve someone wrecking her homelife like that!!!

I'm better!!!:) :) :)!!!

Ya'll pray for her!!!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45586: That should be I'm goin to the symphony, not I going!!!:)


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45587: Once again, no offense intended by what that guy leaves on her message machine, I just thought I'd tell you, so you'd understand the importance of the matter!!!



September 19, 2006 - Msg 45588: yeah,BWB,that is a one deserves that,I'll say a prayer for is a beautiful fall day today,temps are just right,and,Boo,i just might make a crocpot full of chili tonight.In fact,since i haven't seen a supper menu,I will cook tonight.We are having chili,salad,homemade cornbread sticks,sweet tea,pepsi,and,chocolate pie,and,ice cold milk-ky girl

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45589: Hi porch....trying to catch up. Been so busy the last coupla days, trying to get everything here done so I can go back to the beach for a few days. Hubbby says it's beautiful there, and he fished all morning.
Idelle, you asked about my health situation. Three years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer, went thru surgery, chemo, radiation. Last year it came back in my liver, three times, three resections to remove it. Now it's all over in my bones(spine, ribs, femur, scapula, and several other spots) so I'm on chemo again. They tell me I'm dying, but I feel like I'm really living life to the max. I'm very, very blessed. I have never been happier in my life.
Gotta go put a few kids to bed....I'll try to finish up later.
Love and prayers,

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45590: That Pepsi sure does sound good, KY girl!
I've got coffee here.


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45591:
Anyone want our senator John McCain??? I've given up on him. He certainly no longer is representing me! Asa, he's all yours, Ha!
Here's an idea. Let's send all our spinash to the al quida death training camps!
Boo- how is your sore abdula ablongada? Hope GNC has it. One thing about oregano, if it doesnt help, it wont hurt, Only side effect is going around saying "mama mia, that's a one spicy meat-a-ball." ha
Possum, those strong drugs have many side effects! She could be reacting. Google them and see.
APB for Poor Horatio!!! How did the BIL biopsy go?
Colt- we may not see seasons etc, but what other wonderful things are in store, things we have never experienced etc. Tanks for the decrees. Too bad Roy Rogers bbq folded up. They were delish! All the rifleman folks say Hey to ya. Yep appreciate all those folks you mentioned like doctor etc, til their bills arrive in my mailbox! ha
LuCY- SAINT Nick he aint, so my prayers continue.
God bless you and yours.
Keep the quotes handy for Saturday Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their neighbor.
Andy: (to Ellen) Dont file 'em down too far, I want to leave a little bit for scratchin'
Floyd: (in background) You're a prince, a prince.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45592: Hey there Millie, just about rocked over ya!
I am sorry to hear about your situation. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. My mother in law had breast cancer last year. Praise the Lord it is gone now. I am glad to know you are in great spirits. How old are your kids? When yall come back through to the beach or on the way back, you will pass right through my town!!! I can PM with email if you like. But have to know how to PM first..haha..

Take care..

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45593:
God bless and keep and heal you Millie!

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45594: What was it Calvin Collidge said again?


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45595:
Hi Idelle, prayers for ya and all the porch family. Dont forget prayer time tonight.
BTW, another good interview, so we shall see.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45596: "Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it."

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45597: Lucy, my restaurant has a website, if your hubby would like to stop It has the address and a map (it's in the west end) and a sample menu.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45598: Evening Porch, been a few days since I stopped by, been busy working & training the new puppy, AND, I got to go visit with my son this past weekend in DC. I loved being able to see him. Hope I didn't worry ya'll, gotta read the archives & see what all I missed.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45599: Hi All.
Lucy-45560 No I'm not a steeler fan i like the cleveland brown.
ME-THEY 45554 I hear from them today and she say that do not have wrapper allit is where you can oder from thim..
She give me a num to gum cop and he said maybe if I can get the phone num of the comp that make the paper for the gums comp because can help but no one will give it to me.
that why I asked you all if you can help me to git wrapper .


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45600: Millie, Im glad to hear your in such good spirit's! That really lifted my spirit's!

*Mavis, how's the puppy?

MDC, are you watching season 7 of TAGS right now? Im on the episode "Big Fish In A Small Town". Glad your interview went well!

BWB, prayers for your freind. It must be a tough situation.

See ya'll later. Have a goooooooood supper!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45601: Millie, I can't tell you how blessed I was by your post. It is a testimony to the goodness of God. Thank you. I'm so very glad that you are happy.

Sorry about your friend, BWB. That kind of thing can be really scary.

Hope you are having a nice evening, TOM.

I feel like I am finally getting rid of this throat thing, thanks MDC. Very funny post you had, by the way. I didn't even feel like going out to the GNC to look for the Oregomax...maybe I will do that tomorrow.

Been watching Dancing With The Stars...


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45602: Hey gang!....sorry...gosh just been busy making dump out the basement...hope yall have been eating well!...Big Maude you been in there?...breakfast will be on me at Cracker to teach a class in the morning but will holler after...prayers to all...hey Mil,Rev,TOM,boo,ro,possum,dwf,mdc,md.bwb,lucy,possum,idelle,mavis,hm,hazel,fg,m-t and all...SPOT the"been busy" dog of your porch..

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45603: Hey Mavis, Boo, Tom, Spot, DWF, Rev, MDC, hm, AFD, and all. What a busy day! Idelle, my kids are 4, 7, 9, and 17. How 'bout you?
Boo, thanks for what you said. I meant every word of what I said....I have everything I ever dreamed of, and more.
Good prayer time tonite, y'all. I felt the Spirit.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45604: Speaking of being happy, that topic came up at the TAGS forum, and someone said that Abe Lincoln once said that most people are happy until you ask them. I believe that. If you try to be happy, and focus on how you feel, it is counterproductive. The best way to be happy is to do for others. I believe that's why we are here. Just my 2 cents worth.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45605: Thank you all for your prayers to me and to our friend!!!

Prayers continue to you!!!

Had a wonderful time at the symphony tonight!!!(Still like John Conlee better!!! HA HA!!!)

Ya'll take care, and I'll see ya tomorrow!!!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45606: I'm back, still haven't read the archives (I know bad, *Mavis, bad bad *Mavis) Just wanted to tell DWF the puppy is doing great, but in typical Bull Terrier style, hard-headed! Her & Feather are being known as Bull TerrOrs this evening! LOL I also wanted to say, whoever posted the link to Any Soldier it is just an awesome site! I entered "K-9" & "dog" in the search box & came up with soldiers that are Dog Handlers, sent off a letter last week & just got an email from one of them tonight! You all should try it! Back to the Contender....

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45607:
Millie-I want to echo Boo sentiments, you are a blessing to us here. It is always good to see ya.

MDC-You're upset about John McCain? You're talking to someone who is broadcasting from deep within the "People's Republic of New York" with Hillary and Schumer representing my interests. haha. I agree, McCain must have an ear infection, he keeps stumbling to the left.

Me-They I asked Floyd if he would remove my message, after reading it, I thought maybe one of my "zany" off-the-cuff remarks my have offended someone on the porch and I didn't mean for that. I also attend a UMC but I consider myself a Baptist or I should say, as Romeena stated, I always consider myself a Christian first. I have the same feelings about UMC, and to tell you the truth, I've become a bit disillusioned with "church" lately not my Faith or the Lord, just church.

BWB-My that is creepy. Prayers for your friend.

Asa-You back from Cali?

Spot-I'll be there.

God Bless,

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45608: ok, don't know what happened to the link, but it's

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45609: Boo- I'm lovin' Dancing with the Stars! Its my fave reality show. Wasn't Joey awesome. No fair that he was a dancer as a child, as was Mario.
BWB- That's too bad about your friend. Prank calls make anyone uneasy. I'll pray.
AFD- I to am blessed to be a SAHM. That's great about Reagan. Don't ya wanna cry with them when they get their shots?
Tom- I forgot about the Brown's. Don't blame ya there. Continued luck with the gum wrappers.
Colt- Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
MDC- I've always thought McCain was a little "odd". Please don't send him my way!
Millie- I'll tell my husband. I'm so bummed that we can't go with him. Our van has been in the shop and we don't have the money to fix it plus go on the trip. I thoroughly enjoyed Williamsburg last Dec. I wanted to go to Yorktown this time too. Maybe some other time. You are continued in my prayers.
Me-They & Romeena- I really appreciate your comments on our religious situations. Unless its on the front page of comcast I really have no idea what's going on in the world. I'm thankful that I can find out on the porch!
auh20- Weren't ya moving? What's the status?
Idelle- I became a Christian while attending a Separate Baptist youth camp, and they are quite a bit like Southern baptsits. Where did you say you live? Do you feel the quaker religion is anything like Amish?
Well, 6o'clock comes early. Y'all have a good rest of the night.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45610: To possum Msg 45568, so sad to hear about your problems with your mother. Unless she is drifting in and out of reality, it seems like a case for counseling where both sides need to be heard and evaluated.

To Barnwannabe Msg 45585, regarding those phone calls your friend is receiving, have her file a police report and request a tracer. The telephone company will then trace every incoming call for a certain amount of time and provide this information to the police. Then have her file charges. Even if the police are hampered, she can always hire a private detective. I have used this tracer technique once and it works even for private unlisted numbers.

To Millie Msg 45589, your attitude amazes me. You are the epitome of fortitude. A big ((((((HUG))))) for you.

To MDC Msg 45591, I have not heard anything from my sister about the biopsy yet. We are 500 miles apart.

To Boo Msg 45601, regarding your throat pain, have you ruled out strep throat and tonsillitis?

To Mavis Msg 45606, it was homemaker in Msg 45258 who posted that ANY SOLDIER link.

from Poor Horatio

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45611: Auh2o, I think it's easy to get disillusioned with "church" today. Many are complacent, have been for years, and now their boat is being rocked and they don't like it. I'm as guilty as the next person, but when I stand back and take a look at my own church, I'm pretty proud of it. We have had a ministry to internationals for many years, and all are welcome. We have light refreshments, crafts classes, exercise groups, and English taught as a second language. We have retired elementary school teachers in that slot - they've been teaching ESL for years! Over the years, we have hosted three different Asian congregations and given them meeting space, and each has eventually "flown the nest" and started their own church. One is now quite large. At this time, we have a Hispanic congregation meeting in our facilities, and we include them in many of the social functions at the church. Our own "home folks" congregation is pretty eclectic, faces of many hues can be seen.

We sponsor "sister churches" in other countries, and the Mongolia mission of which I was a part was organized through my church. We have sent mission teams into the Sudan, and to Japan, Romania, and Ethiopia. This is all in addition to our participation in the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program, which sponsors home and foreign missionaries.

We have a big trailer truck equipped as a kitchen, and another trailer loaded with emergency equipment. When Katrina hit, a group of our men left immediately to contribute to the relief effort in New Orleans, and another group loaded up chainsaws and cases of water into pickups and headed for other locations along the coast. Many were using their precious vacation time to do this. Some are carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and some are just good around a grill! It's all helpful.

There are some old dead-head churches out there, I know, but I'm proud that mine is a vital and living part of the body of Christ. I do my little bit, and I cheer the others on when I can't go.

As my pastor said, "God will get his work done. The question for us is, will He do it with us, or without us?"

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45612:
AMEN Ro....we are Christians that attend so & so church.

You're right many don't read the Word of our Lord. Col.3:16 says "Let the Word of Christ DWELL in you richly..." Notice it says to dwell not visit. Dwell means to take up residents in our lives.

M-T...I agree brother about some of the things in the Meth church. I have some friends in the Meth. that are really dealing with the same things you spoke of. But on the other hand, I do some concerts in some really Spirit led Meth churches. They are great. As a matter of fact, we have a Meth church here in my home town that is growing like wild fire. The pastor is a very powerful Godly preacher that is truly led by the Spirit. make our day!

OK who are you for in Dancing With The Stars? My wife is hooked.

Spot...see ya Cracker Barrel

You all have a great night and know that God is watching over us even while we sleep.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45613: Just to clarify something - when I mentioned the separate Asian and Hispanic congregations that meet in our facilities - they are separate by choice. They sing and preach in their own language. Certainly anyone of any ethnicity is welcome in our own home congregation if they wish to join it. Some just prefer to remain within their own cultural comfort zone, and we understand that. That's why we provide facilities for them until they no longer need the help. --Romeena

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45614: Poor Horatio! Been missin' ya here! I kept your rocker warm.....Heave a sit. Snack's on me....brownies ans Mayfield milk.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45615: that's "have a sit".

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45616: and "and". Sorry, hand and wrist are really acting up. I see an orthopedist tommorow.

September 19, 2006 - Msg 45617: Hey to the porch! Hope ya'll are doing well...Prayers Possum...His grace is sufficient!

Saw the reference to Calvin Coolidge above...I'm actually speaking this week at a conference in Cour D'Alane Idaho...and in my presentation I have several quotes, followed by things like "I wonder if Calvin Coolidge said that", and the final "Calvin Coolidge didn't say everything, Floyd!". Of course...most folks don't get it...but i have a good time with it! :-)

Happy b-day to Mrs MT...and requesting prayers from all, I've got a 4 day revival starting Sunday...then next weekend I'm doing a concert with the Dixie Melody Boys...just praying that God will use the ministry.

Ya'll be good!


September 19, 2006 - Msg 45618:
Rev- Does that Meth church have cocaine too?? haha I just had to LOL, especially the "Spirit led Meth church!" I know, u just wanted to save on Floyd's server space! ha
Colt- did you ever answer my question about any more vintage toys? Like a cool stingray bike with a banana seat?
MAVIS- good to see ya. An APB was on the horizon.
DWF- I am watching season 2 "for old times sake." But the one about old sam is a good one. Love Howard in that one.
In the DVDS, Rose marie sang very well in that ep, I loved Buddy's joke about the suit, and Rob and Laura were good with their song Mountain greenery. JerryVD was in some tags eps too, like the sultan in the circus. We used to have a porchster named "banjojerry" but he hasnt posted in quite awhile.
BWB-"me-they,me-they,me-they" just getting ready to sing with the symphony. How are things going at the new church>?
Well, prayer time is done, I cant get on chat, library is closing,so i just say Good Night and May God Bless,

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45619: good morning porc!!! got to get readyto visit ole doc. he says i'm overdue on adjustments to my low humility, shyness and bashful ways. so good to see goober,ky girl, idelle, bwb,poor haratio,homemaker,on again plus all our regulars. i'll answer later posts. i bought an oreck vacum off that vac salesman barney fife and tried to suck an egg out of a milk bottle it didn't work. i' called barney fife the salesman and was informed barney no longer worked for them. sensing a scam i called the mayberry police department. thet sent this fellow to investigate who looked an awful much like that vacum cleaner salesman, but he made a sketch and promised to have this case wrapped up or his name wasn't barney p. fning cause the doc said not to eat anything before coming. i fiqure he's cooked a big breakfast for me himself, don't you? just ole colt

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45620: Concerning Dancing with the Stars, I think Joey Lawrence is the most talented so far. I alos think Mario Lopez is a natural...hard to choose between the two. I think that if Mario stays on he will really "wow" us on coming shows. I really dig that big football player, too (forgot his name). He is just the picture of cool when he dances. Poor Harry Hamlin needs to just bow out while he still has some pride! haha

Poor Horatio, I had a miserable night last night with this throat so I am beginning to wonder if it might be strep. I am going to try to see a doctor today. Everytime I drifted off last night, I woke 10 or 15 minutes later in pain. The problem is that I have to take my mom to the eye doctor and pick up Sean's prescriptions and the kids get off today at 12. I don't know how I am going to squeeze it all in with no sleep! It's going to be a tough day.




September 20, 2006 - Msg 45622: Good morning everyone! It's about 65 degrees here and the sky is the most beautiful shade of blue.

AUH2O and REV: A positive and negative pont about teh Methodist church is that each church has great latitude in it's interpretation of the Bible and the "Rules of Discipline" and it's structure of worship. So when you have good leadership, it's great; but when you have bad leadership, it can get terrible.

AUH2O: Oh, okay about the post. I get it.

BWB: I agree with HORATIO (nice to see you). This sounds too serious to just let it ride.

BOO: I hope you feel better today. We watched "Dog: The Bounty Hunter" (sigh). I've lost her...

MILLIE: You truly are a blessing. If you are even half the human being I believe that you are, you are a blindingly shining example of God's grace. And no doubt a great cook.

IDELLE: About being a Quaker, did they make you wear funny hats and eat oats? :) (Actually, I'm not completely ignorant of the faith and have great respect for it.)

TOM: Sorry to hear that they can't help. I used to be a Cleveland Browns fan as a kid--when they were called the Baltimore Colts!

GOOBER: So glad to hear all's well. Can't wait to greet little Goob!

See y'all at lunch. (What, did you expect I'd miss a meal?)

"Man, we really packed it away, didn't we?"
"Yeah, boy."
"Fortunately, none of mine goes to fat. All goes to muscle."

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45623: I'll put another log on the fire for you, TOM.


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45624: I almost forgot BOO; by my statement that we need "the carrot and the stick," I meant that we need to hear about God's love, grace and mercy (the carrot), but at times also about what will happen otherwise (h-e-double toothpicks) (the stick). This is an old saying. I think it refers to making mules move. Basically, like our kids, we need both positive and negative reinforcement.


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45625: Mornin' Porch,
I just got home from going to Costco (gas 2.17!), Walmart, and Whole Foods. I need to put everything away, but I wanted to say "hey" first. Everyone remember that you are a wonderful, beautiful child of God who loves you so much. I pray that you love him at least a teeny bit as much as he loves you. Have a Mayberry day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45626: Lunch on me! Cheeseburgers (or grilled cheese for those with a lighter appetite) and fries, leomade or sweet tea......see y'all at Bogart's!

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45627: Here's looking at you, kid.


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45628: Millie, wow, what can I say that hasn't already been said. May God bless you. I would hope if I were ever in your situation I would have the strength and outlook that you do. It is sure to help you.

Did anyone watch Steve Irwin's memorial service yesterday? Man, I swear I almost lost it quite a few times during that. Even had to leave the room a couple of those times. There will never be another man like Steve Irwin.

Boo, just do your best and the time will take care of itself. I don't know if that really applies to your situation, but I heard it somewhere, I think on Little House On The Prairie, and it sounded good.:) Maybe think of it this way, when you get all that stuff done, including going to the doctor, you can sleep well tonight. Well, we'll all be hoping anyway.

I really wish I could make it to Mayberry Days. I need more Mayberry in my life right now.

Hope everyone has a great day!
-Sterling Holobyte

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45629: HEllo everyone..

Sheww..I just ate a Hungry Man XXL!! And now I am hurting!! Ready for my daily nap now! Isnt life grand? (as I sit here looking at dust and toys)

Me-They..dont you know...all we eat is oatmeal..

Lucy: I guess long ago the Quaker Faith was more similar to Amish. They used to put the men and women on different sides of the church..and they did wear bonnets, etc. I'd say its more lenient now. Its about simplicity. I'll always have that background even though I am Baptist now.
Lucy, I am in the South Eastern part of VA...I forgot where you said you were too.
Williamsburg is so nice, isnt it? Beautiful in December.

Millie: are a blessing as others have posted. My kids are 5 (5 1/2 today actually), and 2 (almost 3..november). I'm very blessed.

Take care guys!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45630: IDELLE: Glad to hear that you're keeping up your strength :).

STERLING: It's been awhile. Aren't all of life's lessons covered on "Little House" at one time or another? :)



September 20, 2006 - Msg 45631: A...nap..Idelle??...sniff. If only.....

Thanks for the encouragement, Sterling, very good. I couldn't get an appointment for the doc until tomorrow morning but I have some codeine stashed in the cupboard somewhere that should help tonight. I just don't take it because it makes me so tired the next morning when I have to get the kids ready for school.

Well, I'm off again...make it grilled cheese for me, Millie...and maybe a little chicken soup for the throat??


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45632: For cryin' out loud, Boo!
Millie, I wish I had the words to say how much I admire your courage and spirit. Praying for you all the time, honey.

Yesterday I went over to my unrented rent house to run water in the drains to keep sewer gases from seeping in, also to reduce the watering time on the sprinkler system. Guess what? No water! It had been turned off, and there was a notice on the door stating it was turned off for nonpayment of the bill. Well, I guess if they had sent me a bill, I would have paid it. They were sending it to the vacant house, in spite of the fact that I had instructed them to send it to my own address. When I called, they admitted that they had gotten the bill back as undeliverable. Sure am glad it has rained, or all that landscaping I paid for over there after the renter moved out would have died - again. It looks wonderful, though, thanks to the rain. I went to the water office and paid the bill, and it should be back on now. They were very nice about it, no reconnect charges or anything. I'd sure like to get that house rented. It's eating my lunch!

Gotta run - Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45633: Well! I had a big old scolding for Boo and it didn't go through. A check of the page source tells me why. Apparently Floyd has put in a new safeguard, to help those of us who fail to close a bold command, as I did. It just deleted the "bolded" passage. Thanks, Floyd.

So, Boo, here it is: Get thee to a doctor! You're a nurse, you know better than that. Quit worrying about the rest of the family and take care of yourself this time. If that's strep, you know as well as I do that you're risking damage to heart valves, among other things, by letting it go. Get to a doctor and get on some antibiotics, right now!! --Romeena

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45634: Yeah, BOO, what ROMEENA said! So there!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45635: Yeah, Boo what they said!

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45636: Boo: have you ever tried Airborne?? Its good stuff..all natural..but I am afraid at this point you probably do need antibiotics.
I understand though..I went for 2 weeks trying to fight a urinary track infection..till I finally went to the Dr.


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45637: Boy, if only you women took care of yourselves like you take care of your kids...

Well, take care and have a great evening folks!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45638: Boo,get in front of a mirror with a flashlight & look at your throat. Usually with strep,you'll have either tiny white or red specks around your tonsils and uvula (all God's chillen,got a uvula!).I knew I had strep once when I saw those spots a day or two before I made it to a doctor.Sure hope it's not strep-that is a hurtin' thing. Like the others have stated,go to a doc because you will need antibiotics if indeed it is strep. Take care and feel better!
Millie,you are such an inspiration for me. I think Boo said it a few posts back- whenever I want to grumble about an ache or pain,I think of what you are going through and I see my problems in a different light. Carpe Diem,Millie! God Bless You.
Thank y'all for the prayers. Yesterday I phoned my mom and very sternly told her that my mental status was just fine,that all the flak I'm getting from them(her & evil sis) comes from the fact that I tell things the way I see them,and I tell the truth. Truth hurts sometimes,especially when people don't follow THE TRUTH. I also told her that I had one more time to hear her accuse me of being mental,needing a doctor,etc. and I would cut ties-in order to STAY sane! I didn't relish speaking to her like that,but I had to. Enough is enough. Oh,I know it's the meds she is on.I had a pharmacist check the meds that I know of( there could be more) and he is amazed that she is still alive! The high dosages,the drug interactions are unbelievable! He said she needs to quit taking at least half of them! Get this- she is a retired nurse,and KNOWS better! She goes to 5 different doctors,and several different pharmacies to get her pills. It is really sad. PH,she doesn't want to deal with reality.She'd rather let the meds and my sister's negative influence warp her.Okay,enough.Thank you friends for the prayers & concern.Helps immensely.
Fall is in the air here in South Carolina! Let's roast marshmallows at my rock this evening!
See y'all!
possum under a rock

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45639: Possum, once again I say - you need to fill her doctor(s) in on what's happening. Chances are they have no idea she is seeing anyone else, and the same goes for her pharmacies. I have long maintained that there should be a national registry for pharmacies, where they can check a person's medication list to see what else they're getting someplace else. A lot of disasters could be avoided that way, but I'm sure the confidentiality police would come unstrung at the very idea. Sadly, folks like your mom can go on for years, slowly (or in some cases, rapidly) killing themselves. My cousin's wife was doing that, and he finally figured it out, went through the house and the car and the garage (!) while she was out one day, gathered up a grocery sack full of prescription bottles and took them to her doctor's office and plunked them down on the desk. You can bet that got action. She spent a few weeks in a detox place, got better, and is happy and healthy today.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45640: I made an appointment, Guys but the soonest I could get in is the morning...I promise. You know, I never really entertained the thought that it might be strep because it only hurt when I lay down at night and it was on either side of my throat. I figured it was drainage because I had a lot of drainage in the back of my throat. Then, it started sounding like Laryngitis because I haven't been able to talk for about 3 days...not much more than a whisper. I haven't had a fever and it doesn't much during the day unless I try to talk too much...but after it hurt so much last night, I started thinking about Strep. It really feels alot better today, though...what's the approximate length of a strep infection in the throat?? Anyway, now it is all turning into a cough. I WILL get thee to a doctor first thing in the morning.

You people are so sweet and caring!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45641: Idelle, yes I used Airborne a few times last flu season to prevent colds when I was exposed and it seemed like it did help. I think I have some now...I'll check it out, thanks.


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45642:
Boo- before I dicovered oregano, when i would get a sore throat like like, especially, during sesonal weather changes like now, I would let an aspirin melt in my throat area. A bit bitter, but it would sooth the pain to sleep. Also, there is a tea called "throat coat" sold at most stores like Whole foods that is excellent.
But get thee to a doctor.
Colt- i have an original viewmaster from the '60s, complete with a plastic carrying box and about 10 original round slides. (lots of ameminies) Not sure of value, but probably not much.
Sterling H, good to see you. Hope all is weel at the new abode. I missed that about Steve Irvin. Yes, he was some kind of guy, that is for sure. Hope his family is ok.
Possum- at least you know that it is all affecting your mother. i back up Romeena on this one. If you could gather those up....
Me-They- I have sure put a lot of junk in those round cardboard cartons!

Barney: (to Skippy)I told you I dont want to dance. There's a time and a place for everything, and this just aint it. Look, when I'm off-duty I'm fun-lovin', but when I'm on duty, I'm Barney Fife, deputy sheriff.

Rev- i love the quote you use in your concerts. That's cool.
Lucy, Millie, Idelle and others, prayers continue! Ya all are the cats.

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45643: Howdy all!!!

Great day today!!!

Thank you all so much for your prayers to our friend, she is really thankful, just as I am!!!

The calls are creepy, and I haven't talked to her to sak her if she got any more today.

Thanks so much, PH, for your idea on how to handle it, I will certainly suggest filling a police report, but as for the address of the "purp", she already looked it up by entering the telephone number, which she got on her caller ID, into a web-site I think she called ask anyone, or something like that, and she's got the address. She discussed going and taking care of it herself, but I told her that I'd do it before I'd let her do it. She's got 2 kids, and she just doesn't need to get in the middle of something like this. I will try my best to get her to file a police report.

Thanks again, and I'll talk to ya'll later!!!


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45644: To Boo Msg 45620, glad to see you will have a doctor examine your throat. If you want more information about strep throats, go to WEB MD and search using STREP THROAT as keywords.

To Romeena Msg 45632, regarding your unrented house, have you tried any advertising? Spread the word with flyers to church members. Offer incentives like a finders fee or maybe one month of free rent. If you want to be selective with your advertising, try your church's bulletin first.

To Romeena Msg 45639, I like your idea of a national pharmacy registry. Sad to say, this would only help with prescription drug interactions. Because there can be serious consequences mixing with over-the-counter drugs, the registry would have to be expanded.

To Barnwannabe Msg 45643, when the police get involved, they will probably contact the suspect for questioning. This might be enough to scare the suspect from continuing. But don't take matters into your own hands. You can end up with unexpected legal problems or the suspect might become more aggressive. If your friend decides to prosecute, make sure she keeps copies of the offending voice messages including their times and dates. Don't make written transcripts. Make copies of the actual voice recordings. Your friend can also contact the phone company to block the suspect's phone number (include a copy of the police report). She can also ask the courts for a restraining order once the ID of the suspect has been confirmed.

Finally, thanks to all who have offered prayers for my brother-in-law and sister. His biopsy was performed yetserday, but the results won't be known until friday.

Finally, to Millie, you are such an inspiration to us all. God must have sent you to us.

from Poor Horatio

September 20, 2006 - Msg 45645: Thanks for the link, PH. I don't think it's strep throat. I am feeling pretty well tonight...we'll see how the sleeping goes.

I wanted to tell you something after our past discussion about those in other countries who aren't believers. I heard a missionary speak the other day about how many thousands in Iraq are actually converted Christians. He said some believe the numbers to be at about a million if it we knew for sure. He also talked about the millions that have been converted to Christianity in recent years in Sudan. I thought that was pretty encouraging. I know there alot of missionaries who risk their lives to try to reach the people of Africa, God bless them.

Yes, PH, I think God sent Millie to us, and us to her. She is awesome.

Well, I think I will try to get some rest...almost afraid to try but I will.

Until tomorrow...


September 20, 2006 - Msg 45646: Good evening, everyone. Poor Horatio, my house is in the hands of a realtor, a leasing agent. They're supposed to be doing all of that, and to the best of my knowledge, they are. It's listed in MLS, which involves all the realtors in the area. I have done a bit of networking myself, everyone I know at church and at work knows about it. I don't try to handle it myself because I don't have access to credit reports, previous landlords and such, and showing it myself to prospects can be dangerous. Also, when it's rented, the renter doesn't know who I am and therefore doesn't bug me with little problems. For some reason, people will fix a washer or some such thing themselves before calling the rental agent, but would not hesitate to call me about it. For major repairs, they call the agent and the agent calls me. I have trusted people that I like to use, so the agent doesn't call anyone himself.

Regarding the pharmacy registry, there probably would be no way to monitor the over-the-counter stuff, but at least the prescriptions could be controlled. My cousin's wife had four prescriptions from four different doctors, all for the same tranquilizer, and she was taking them all. Another thing that complicates it, one doctor may order by trade name and another by generic name, so the patient may not even know they are doubling up on a medication. Many people doctor-shop. It's a huge problem, especially among the elderly. When insurance companies are paying for prescriptions, that's a pretty good watchdog, but when the patient is paying out of pocket, there is no one overseeing what is happening.

BWB, do not - repeat, do not - contact that person yourself, or permit your friend to do so. Turn it over to the police and let them handle it. Ditto everything PH said, too.

Well, gonna watch a couple of TAGS eps, and off to bed. Tomorrow I see the doc and with any luck, get this miserable brace/cast thing off my hand!! Yay! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena