October 26, 2006 - Msg 46632: oops - I can't spell this morning - that should be Cincinnati!

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46633: I swept - my email is now in the archives!

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46634: Great Millie! Glad things are better today. You are a blessing to us, too!

I feel like I could go back to bed for the day but too much to do. It's one of those dreary, cloudy days here that make you want to sleep. I took a day off from the chores around her yesterday and now I have to catch up. Bring out your laundry, Me-They.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46635: Did any of you see where that nut went into a church yesterday and doused people with gasoline and tried to set them on fire? I didn't catch where it happened but only one person was injured, not seriously I don't think. Man, first the Amish shooting and now attacks on church people. What's next? Security at the doors of the church?! Sickening.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46636: Just a refresher about Operation Front Porch - I am enlisting anyone who would like send a package to our troops in Iraq or Afghanistan. The post office has a flat rate box that can be mailed for $8.10 - anything that can be crammed can be sent for the the flat rate. I am going to find us a name on AnySoldier.com that we can send in mass to. That way, the Front Porch will reach one group of guys or gals stuck in the sandbox. I would like all of the boxes shipped about the same time so the front porch will arrive in mass. You will send them from your home to the address that I will email you. You can send toiletries, DVD's, CD's, socks, snacks, whatever you want. You can wrap them in Christmas paper, you can send stockings, tinsel, anything to make life more bearable for our heroes. I just want them to be remembered. You can send religious things as long as you don't send 1,000 pamphlets of the same thing. Individual religious materials can be sent for personal use.
My email is abaughatnaludotnet. I just want to make sure that we all send at around the same time and to the same address.
Thank you in advance - you all are great!!


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46637: Oh yeah - when you send your package - you will say you are from Andy Taylor's Front Porch. If they have computers available - they may be able to join in and visit with us.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46638:
Hey Porch

Boo-Springer is gone, thank goodness. My girls are rooting for the "Disney girl" (can't remember her name) but they liked Springer until I told them how he makes a living. Don't worry I didn't get graphic, I just said that he exploits the weakest among us.

homemaker-Sounds good, count me in.

Romeena-You and your naked cousin make my childhood antics look pretty tame. I agree with Boo, anytime you feel the urge please share some more tales.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46639:
Hello porch family.....just checking in real quick. I'm on a 3 week tour right now. Texas and Louisiana. Sure have missed checking in on you folks. Missed all the good fellowship. Hopefully I will be able to get wireless at some of the places but it's been none for the last few days. Ya'll keep the porch prayed up and I'm praying on this end.
Bless you all!

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46640: Hey Rev,auh20,hm,mil,lucy,boo,ro,TOM,mdc,d,bwb,dwf and all....been busy here around the dog house..im on night shift for the next 4 days so I will holler at yall tonight...gona read..hope all is well and prayers to all...hey Big Maude...he the ones that have not got pics to Ro yall get busy...Big Pot of home made chile tonight for supper and grilled cheese sandwiches!....its on the stove get it when ya want!..SPOT

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46641: Hi All will it was a nice day.
Will I heard from a friend of me ffrom house that a good friend of are has pass away last week. love tom

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46642: Salisbury steak (homemade), baked potatoes and a pot of green beans - ya'll come! Sweet tea too!


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46643: Good afternoon, all. Tom, I'm sorry about the passing of your friend. Prayers for you and for your friend's family.

Rev, where in Texas are you? If you're anywhere near Dallas, I'd like to get a ticket!

Let's all get behind this project for homemaker, and get our gift boxes off to the soldiers. I cannot imagine spending Christmas in that miserable pile of sand, so if a little package from the states and Andy's porch might brighten their holiday a bit, it's little enough for us to do. Won't take but a few minutes, costs just a few dollars to mail, and it might mean a lot to some kid away from home for the first time. By the way, homemaker, you can just slide that pot of green beans over to me. Everything sounds good, but I'll be happy with just the green beans. Yum!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46644:
homemaker-I just read the archives and I'm sorry if I offended with my Springer remark. No one, no one anywhere, sticks their foot in their mouth as much as I do. Now that I've apologized would be so kind as to pass the Salisbury steak and a baked tatter.

Spot-Thanks for chili and sandwich. Boy, I'm stuffed.

Rev-Good to see ya! Hope all is well on the road.

Tom-Sorry to hear about your friend.

Boo-I did see that in the news. I'd like to say unbelievable but it seems almost common place these days.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46645: You can't offend me with Jerry Springer auh2o - he is the laughing stock around here. I can't believe some of his antics. Say what you want about him - it doesn't hurt me feelings one bit!

Thanks for the vote of support Romeena. MDC and I chatted that both of our dads were in WWII. I know that freedom isn't free. I have never known my daddy with two good legs and free from pain. My mom didn't me him until after the war - the priest wouldn't marry them because he was a "cripple." They will be married 60 years next month.

Everyone have a good evening and Ro, could you email me Asa's email address?


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46646: Andy: How did I manage to get that GREEEAT big foot, all of it, to fit inside my mouth?

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46647: Hi there, guys and gals. Sorry I haven't posted in a while, just have been a lot of things going on it seems.
Just thought you all might like to know that we had Kai's heart doctor appointment today, and all went well. The doctor said that since her heart has stayed pretty consistent, in that it hasn't gotten much worse than the last time they checked, that we don't have to see her for a year now, instead of the every six months we have been going there. Thanks for all the prayers! I'm sure they played a part.

Have to go pick Kai up from her dance class now.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46648: I know Jerry Springer lacks integrity (to put it mildly) but when I watched him in Dancing With The Stars, there was just something I liked about the old guy.

Homemaker, that is hard to believe about the priest not wanting to marry your parents. Strange reason not to?! I sure am thankful that they got married anyway, or there would be no YOU.

Today was a busy day, lots of housework. I picked up pizza instead of cooking, just too tired. I am making apple pie for mom, though. I have to use up the apples my sister brought back from Michigan before they went bad.

Hope you all have a nice fall evening (It was 91 degrees here today with high humidity!).


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46649: Wow, Sterling. Great news about Kai!


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46650: Hey Sterling great news..hey auh20 glad yer full...thanks HM for the extra vittles..hey TOM prayers for your friends family,...hey Rev..well yall I still have to read.....shower then off to work at 10 till 6 am...Romeena you working tonight keeping people well?...CHUCK where did you go...hey possum and fg,Idell,and mav....well COLD here in Ga...better bump the heat on for Opie [cat] while im gone....SPOT

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46651:
Sterling-That's fantastic news about your lil' dancer.

Boo-90 degrees! Wow, that more than doubled our temp.

spot & Mil -Watching any movies tonight?

Look what I found. I was just looking through some of the archives from a year ago and colt signed off one of his posts with this,

"well i've rambled on way too long so have a great day and pray you'll be back on the porch soon. mdc- where are you? pappa." Hope he's posting again soon.


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46652:
Super busy yesterday, so no post, sorry!
Hey Spot, MD, Nascar soon will be here! Hope to work consession again like 2 years ago.
Sterling- Wonderful about Kai! I Pray for a great annointing of the Holy Spirit on her life!
Boo and Ro- good posts as always!thanks
MeThey- You can disagree with me anytime. This aint a MDC lovefest ya know! haha
No new news on Colt. Sure hope he will be healed and recall his days here! Prayers for all continue.
HM- glad to help. Think I'll buy a dvd of season 1 for my box! It's got the Christmas ep!
My dad told me recently, after 60 years, that he would sometimes cry as he let the bombs go from his plane in WWII. He knew that many civilians worked at those factories etc, but he also knew that Hitler and his evil had to be stopped. Can you imagine that he has held that in all these years? He is now 88 and has told me many things in just this past year.!
Well, have a super evening in the Lord!

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46653:
auh20- I voted early at our public library. AZ has several early voting places! Thanks for lookin for me. MDC

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46654: Homemaker, That is a great thing to do..Count me in. This year would have been the 1st time in 2 years I have not sent many boxes. My daughter was in Kandahar Afganistan for almost 2 years. She opened an army hospital there. Her husband is suppose to ship out sometime in December to Iraq. So I am in.
Tom, Sorry about your friend.

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46655: Good evening, all. homemaker, as a matter of personal policy, I don't give out the email addresses I have until I have permission from the person in question. So, I've emailed Asa and asked his permission, which I'm sure he'll give. I sure wish that boy would come sit on the porch for a spell, I miss him and I know everyone else does, too. He's a trial sometimes, with those cymbals of his, and that drippy stuff on his hair, but that toolbelt just does it for some of us - right, Boo?

Well, I have to get up at the crack of dawn and drive out to my son's, to stay with the youngest grandson while my son goes to get an ingrown toenail removed. His wife will be taking the older boy to a function at his school, and there's no one to keep the little one. They really had to twist my arm, as you can imagine. So, guess I'd better turn in. I'm pooped! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46656: The bronchitis is clearing up rather well, just have this lingering cough. All in all I can not complain. God has wrought so many miracles in my life. I cant help but feel extra special loved. Anybody ever listen to Wayne Watson, back in the 80s? He was a contemporary Christian artist. He had some beautiful songs he wrote. I was just thinking of a concert we went to...it was extry good.

Well, its time to hit the old ironing board. Night friends.
fun girl

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46657: Right Ro, I miss the toolbelt (and the man wearin' it). So good of you to drive out so early to sit with your grandson. I've never had an ingrown toenail but it sounds really painful. I was born with this little-bitty nailbeds on my fingers and toes. My toenails are practically non-exsistant so I guess that's why they never get ingrown...ok, that was more information than you wanted to hear, right?

Skippy, you have a daughter in Afganistan? Prayers for her safely (and her husband's, too).

So sorry about your friend, TOM. Hope you aren't too broken-hearted.

MDC, I will agree with you in that prayer for Kai. God has a plan for her life. One thing I am thankful for is that she has such a sweet and loving Daddy and that will help her to see her heavenly Father as loving and kind. May she change her world for eternity and may she love her God eternally. Amen.

Goodnight Good Friends,


Auh2o, it's supposed to cool off tonight and be in the 70's tomorrow, so we are getting some relief.

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46658: Oh hey there Fungirl, we were posting at the same time. I know who Wayne Watson is and went to a concert of his back in the 80's when I was still single. I remember him singing Watercolor Ponies (do you remember that one?..really sweet..about how our children grow up so quickly)...let's see if I can remember some of the lyrics: "There are watercolor ponies on our refrigerator door, and the shape something I don't really recognize. Drawn with tiny little fingers, and put proudly on display, a reminder to us all of how time flies....and the watercolor ponies will someday ride away...". I actually found a cassette tape of his at the thrift store and bought it for about 25 cents recently. I'm curious about what made you think of him?


October 26, 2006 - Msg 46659: Boo
She is home now but was there for almost 2 years. I prayed alot for safe return and he answered my prayers. Yes, her husband is to leave in December for 2 years to Iraq.
Romeena, enjoy the ride and time with the grandson. I have a 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and my grandson is due on Jan. 7th. So exciting.

October 26, 2006 - Msg 46660: auh20 watching the great movie "The African Queen"...see it a million times but its great..hey skippy,Boo,MDC...maude you in here?......slow here at work...back with a snack in a bit.its after midnight so let me get reports run.....SPOT

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46661: "Get Up Gang"...breakfast menu:thin breakfast pork chops,country ham,sausage links,eggs your way,hashbrowns with cheese,bisquits and milk grave,grits,salt,pepper,milk,coffee,auh20,oj,apple juice and a tear from my roll of paper towels...ready at 7:00 est...yall have a great day...headed to the dog house in about a half hr...prayers....SPOT the"yawn"tired pup of this here porch..

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46662: Thanks everyone for the comments for Kai. Thanks especially MDC and Boo for the prayers. Boo, you nearly had me tearing up with yours. Hey, I said "nearly". I'm still a man with an image to uphold you know.;) You're right though. I think God does have a special plan for her, as she is a very special little girl.
I see it everyday in the effect she has on people - perfect strangers - just from looking at her, as their glazed-over, emotionless expressions turn to smiles. Quite amazing, really.

-Sterling Holobyte

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46663: Thank you again for all the support for Operation Front Porch. It just warms my heart and I didn't even have to cut wood!

Ro - thanks for emailing Asa for me. I had it a loooong time ago but that was on a different 'puter. You are a treasure!

Great news about Kai. Children are just a wonder - I always say that having my two boys was the greatest accomplishment I will ever have. God Bless your Darling!

Two days of rain. . .yuck. . .everything is SOGGY!


October 27, 2006 - Msg 46664: Hey Boo! I was thinking of a song Wayne Watson sang..."This one was born in Zion. Make no mistake, this one is mine. This one was born in Zion. Make no mistake..this one will never die."
Basically a song of how God has fought for us and he lays claim of us against the enemy. Kinda like that saying about if God had a refridgerator door, your picture would be on it. I kinda like that feeling.

We saw Wayne Watson in the early 90s at a concert in Anderson Indiana. (Home of Sandi Patti) and yes she came out on stage and sang a song with him and then a couple by herself.

I always thought he was a purty man, if I do say so myself!
fun girl

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46665: Of course we all know I do appreciate a man who's well put together...LOL

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46666: You always did, Fungirl...I always remember that about you. I don't recall the song you mentioned but it sounds like a good one.

You are welcome, Sterling. I know how much you and others have blessed me through the prayers and words for Sean. It means alot and we all need it from time to time. Isn't it amazing to think that as much as we love our children, God loves them even more?!

It's a beautiful day here today. In the 70's and dry and sunny. I love it! I am still battling the sinusitis today but the weather helps.

I have to help out with the church fall party for the kids tonight so better go....I think I'm in charge of snacks!


October 27, 2006 - Msg 46667: Fun girl, I used to love a song in the 90s and I thought it was by Wayne Watson. Did he sing "Jesus in the Real World"?
Charlotte Tucker

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46668: Hi All
cold and rain for tonight brrr/
Will the game on .

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46669:
My pleasure Sterling. I heard a radio preacher make a pretty profound statement the other day that i guess i never really thought about seriously: Jesus was of course born a man like us, but he did not start any serious preaching or miracles until after his baptism in the Jordan, and the in filling of the Holy Spirit. We should pray, as men (and women) for that same indwelling!
(In fact, we HAVE it if we took our baptisms seriously)As he said, think what the Church would be like if we all took that seriously! Powerful stuff. That is why the Father sent the Spirit to us in this age of grace! Stand against the evil one with that Authority! Amen.
Ya all are great folk. Love ya and God bless,

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46670:
Hello porch...hope you all are having a blessed day.
I just lost a post. I can't believe that. O well...I'll start over.

Tom...so sorry to hear about your friend.

Spot...who you pulling for in the world series?

MDC...that is some story about your dad. Tell him "Thank You for serving" for me!

Ro...I will be in the Arlington area this Sunday morning. It will be at a small store front church right beside the Six Flags Mall. The name of the church is Grace Fellowship. The pastor has been a friend to our ministry for years so we try and schedule them each year when I'm in the area. I will email you and give you the pastor's number so that he can give you times, directions, etc..

You all have a blessed night and remember that Jesus loves us so much!

October 27, 2006 - Msg 46671: just stopping by to say Hi,I read the archive posts,MDC,what dool did i have on top the fridge?or did you mean doll?talk to you all later,oh,is Colt sick?Take care all-kygirl

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46672: Haven't been here in a long time. I still watch Andy and Barney nearly every morning as I go to sleep.
Spot, are you still frequenting IHOP?
That was some good preachin' about the Holy Spirit MDC. Rev. Tucker couldn't have said it better.
Rev, would love to hear you sing sometime. When you leave Louisiana, just drive straight up HWY 71 into Arkansas and you'll run into me.
God's best blessings to you folks.
Watch your foot, I'm gonna rock forward.

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46673:
Hey Chuck.....good to see ya buddy. Hope things are going good for you. Don't wait so long to check back with us. Still got your rocking chair sitting here. We missed you.

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. My wife says it has quit raining in SC. It's nice here in TX.

I'll check back later. Prayers and blessings to all.

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46674: Wow, Chuck, long time no see! Glad you stopped by - how about doing that more often? We need you, and you need us! We porchsters have to stick together, you know.

Rev, of all the weekends for you to be in my area, this is the worst possible one. My own home church - Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving - is in the midst of our 50th anniversary this weekend. My daughters are coming up from Fredericksburg to share it with me - they'll be arriving shortly. Old friends who have moved away are coming in for the weekend, my beloved former pastor will be there - it's just a big old reunion. We'll have a combined service tomorrow morning, and then dinner under a big tent afterward. Obviously, I can't miss all that. Dagnab it, why couldn't it have been a different weekend? I'm very disappointed.

Drat. Well, I guess I'd better get busy, still have a little vacuuming to do. Boo, I wish I had Sean up here to help me! I hate to vacuum, it just wears me out!

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46675: Hey Chuck! Don't stay away so long next time...I was afraid you were gone for good.

Well, Ro, Sean won't hardly vacuum anymore, darn it! He still mops sometimes, though. Guess he is outgrowing it. Poor kid has gained so much weight the chores are getting harder for him.

Well, it's a beautiful morning, about 50 degrees and sunny right now. Have to decided the best way to spend the day...I don't want to waste it!


October 28, 2006 - Msg 46676: I dunno Charlotte if Wayne Watson sang that one or not. My mind isnt as sharp as it used to me. I hope I dont get much worse. I would hate to go out to a social and not be wearing my ear rings if Andy and Opie were wearing theirs. (hee hee)
fun girl

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46677: Good Saturday afternoon porchesters. cool and very windy today on my end of the porch. not much going on today.. been to the grocery and then to
Wal Mart for other essentials. not going to do much this afternoon. Gonna watch UT (University of Tennessee) play football tonight on ESPN. My sons high school football team has made it into the playoffs for their division. YEAH! They play the first game in the playoffs this coming Friday night. It is the first time in seveal years the school has made it this far so we are proud of them. Hey SPOT! Lets do a potluck for supper tonight. We can meet at my place around 6:00. Ya'll remember to change your clocks back an hour tonight if your state does so, or you will be way early for preaching in the morning. Have a good afternoon. prayers to all. Big Maude

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46678:
CHUCK! Wow, I was beginng to think that Ro would take off your pictures! haha So good to see you and that all is apparently well.
KYgirl- Didnt you put the bratz doll up on top of the fridge last Christmas? Of course I meant doll, not "dool"! ha
Yes please pray for Colt. I called his home after his absence of about three weeks, as he asked me to do one time, and his wife said he had a slight stroke, recovered, but it changed his personality and he moved to a hotel, and cant recall the porch. Wish i could go to Lincoln and see him, but all I can do right now is PRAY in the annointed of the Holy Ghost that he will be healed.
REV- Dont know if you were on the porch when I told of my dad receiving the distinguished flying cross. He brought his plane back with half the stabalizer shot off, no hydraulics, lots of aa holes. In fact, the only armor on his single pilot, medium range bomber, an A-20, (you can google "a-20 aircraft") was a half inch plate behind the pilot's head and back, and that had 2 nick marks in it!! He prayed before each mission and asked Jesus to let Michael the Archangel lead him in battle. We need that prayer today!
Romeena- that sounds like a great reunion- have a wonderful time. Rev will be back! Hope he comes to Phoenix someday too!
Spot MD- ready for some racing?
Maude- have you ever seen Friday Night Lights?
Hey to fungirl
APB for POOR Horatio, BWB, DWF and all missing!
have a good Sabbath all. Prayers continue.

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46679:
REV- I should have said google "A-20 Havoc". That is the plane's nickname and you get better sites. Did you know that right now WWII vets are dying at a rate of 1000 a day! We need all their stories so that these folks who try to rewrite history, as some are doing in today's textbooks, will have to deal with the truth of the matter down the road. Opps, a little soapbox in there,
ole MDC

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46680: !CHUCK!CHUCK!..welcome home...and yea we hit the IHOP ever now and then..hey Big Maude...MDC,Rev,boo,ro,TOM,auh20...and all ...late supper is fried chicken,cream taters with brown gravy,corn on the cob,greem beans,rolls and tea,,,little green onions...im at work watching my Bulldogs get stomped...gona read....prayers...hey Horatio,hm,fg...Rev the national league!....SPOT

October 28, 2006 - Msg 46681: Not alot of porch-sitting this weekend. I think it must be a busy weekend for many of us.

Hey to Maude...good news about your son's football team. He must be very excited.

Right, MDC, lets continue to pray for COLT. His poor wife must be having a terrible time of it.

Today was my husband's birthday so we went out to eat at his favorite steak place. I had some really good grilled chicken, Alfredo and pasta and the best potato soup...I'm still stuffed 3 hours later. Anyway, thank God for birthdays and family to celebrate with!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.


YIPEE, get to sleep an extra hour in the morning!!

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46682:
Wow MDC...that's amazing. Yes we do need that prayer today!

Ro...we will be back next year in the Dallas area so maybe you can make it then.

MDC...I use to come out to Phoenix every year but we haven't scheduled out there in a while. The last time I was in Az, I booked pretty much in the Tucson area.

Well Spot those birds did it in the series.

Happy birthday to Mr. Boo!

Everyone have a great worship service in the morning. Prayers for all.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46683:
MDC-I have read that stat about the WWII vets. I agree about hearing their stories "from them." I am reading a book now called "The Quite Hero." It is about a WWII vet who fought at Iwo Jima. He was a hero like you Dad, God Bless him.

Rev-We've had about 6 inches of snow so far tonight, heavy nasty kind.

Big Maude-Congrats to your sons team! Hey, we were both at "Wally World" today.


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46684: They sure did Rev....birds that is....slow here at work...gona go home at 6 am and nap then Church...want get to go to the early service..breakfast will be at cracker barrell on me........Rev will you leave the tip?...well let me do some paper work...SPOT

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46685: Whow auh20...snow....where are you once again?..mil where are you?...skippy?lucy?...SPOT

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46686:

Spot-Western New York.


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46687: Hey, Spot,(and all you porchsters) I'm rightcheer. Still sick, though. I'm up early (5am) to try to get it together in time for 8:30 church. Y'all have a great Sunday!

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46688: Morning Millie....stay warm auh20...see yall at Cracker Barrell...have to work 13 hrs on this shift instead of 12 tonight cause time changes...back an hour....SPOT

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46689: "Nasty" snow Auh2o? Isn't that an oxymoron? I can't wait to get to Colorado in Dec. to see some of it. We are taking our trip out there that we try to take every other year, and its been so hot here for so long that snow sounds wonderful. Those who know me well know I have kind of a snow fetish. I like to collect snowmen, pictures with snow scenes, winter movies, etc....I'm a little wierd.

Gotta go get ready for church. Ya'll have a good one!


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46690: Hey, Millie! I didn't see you there. So sorry you are feeling sick. Prayers for you today.


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46691: Morning Y'all! Millie,I echo Boo's sentiment-feel better soon,ok?
Everybody remember to set the clocks back? Spot,you get the worst of it-an extra hour of work!
Have an update on Laci: She got her casts off on Friday,feet are perfectly straight! She is now wearing braces to ensure that they'll stay that way. Doctor is very pleased and predicts she'll be walking by Christmas!
Sterling,glad to hear the great report on Kai! I know the anxieties you have with someone that has a heart condition. I believe my daughter said that Laci's cardiologists will probably release her after the first of the year-this is a child who had open heart surgery at 11 months! Hooray for our little girls!
Still thinking about Colt & Asa.I know I'm not alone in missing them.
Well,it's gonna be meatloaf for Sunday dinner. Y'all stop by my rock and I'll fix you a plate!
possum under a rock

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46692:
Morning Porch

Hi all.

Boo-Actually snow can be wonderful stuff. You can get 3 feet snow and not even have school close. However, we can get only an inch or so and it can really, really mess things up. We average between 17 & 19 feet of snow a year here but our local school has never had more than 4 days closed due to snowfall. Hope you enjoy your trip it sounds like fun.

possum-That is GREAT news about Laci, just great!

Asa & colt- Hey buddies!


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46693: Colt and Asa are in my prayers....well all of yall are really. Congrats to lil Laci.
fun girl

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46694: 1234567890=

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46695: Good afternoon, all. Things have finally quietened down around here. Our 50th reunion at church was wonderful, I enjoyed having both of my daughters here, and a good time was had by all. They are on their way back to Fredericksburg, I'm about to make myself a huge glass of tea and settle in front of the TV for a while, with my feet up.

As for the reunion - one of my daughters said it best. She said it was like a huge family reunion, only better. She said seeing people at family reunions is nice, because they're part of the same "gene pool", but the people she saw this weekend are people who actually helped raise her - they were part of our "village". She's right. Lots of the folks at church are closer than some of my family members, and had more to do with my children in their formative years. Think of Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, our beloved pastor - the list goes on. They were just ALL there! The church was packed, with extra chairs in the aisles and foyer - probably at least a thousand people in there. The children and teenagers were in separate locations with services designed for them. We had an overflow crowd in the rec center, with video coverage for them.
Then afterward, lunch was provided, and I'm sure we fed at least 1500-1800 people, with a smooth steady flow through the lines, no waiting, enough tables - it was all just beautifully planned and executed. I got to love on my precious former pastor, the one who has married my children and buried my dear ones who have passed. He's 82, still vital, and he preached a beautiful message during the service. Then he choked us all up, when he prayed our closing prayer, and ended it with "in that name that is above every other name, Jesus' blessed name, Amen." Trust me, tears were flowing. We all heard that closing to every prayer he ever prayed over the years, and to hear it just once more was a glimpse into Heaven. Thank you, God.

Well, it's been a good weekend. Have a wonderful week, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46696:
Boo- A LITTLE weird? haha
Hey, what part of CO this year? Happy Birthday to bruce. I do believe you "married up" with that catch.
AUH20- That sounds like a good book. The more published the better. These were just normal guys who answered the call. My dad was one. When i attended his wwII reunion last year in Colorado Springs (see pix at Ro's) one of his crew broke down telling that if it wasnt for my dad's flying ability, he would not be alive today!
That really impacted me! Yet, after the war, my dad went back to the printing business and never piloted again until April of this year when my brother and i got him an hour's flying time with an instructor. He loved it!
Many do not realize that we occupied japan for SEVEN years after the war. We basically rebuilt their country.
Possum- great about laci. And I'll be there for that meatloaf! love the stuff.
No DST in AZ. Too hot in the summer, so we just stay the same this weekend.
Spot- dont go breaking any streetlamps, or ole one punch opie will get ya! ha
Prayers continue in the Spirit for all.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46697: Oops, didnt mean to rock on yer foot there Ro.

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46698: SMOKE wins ATLANTA

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46699:
Ro-What a precious place you have there, your family, your yard, and your church. I love my little part of the planet but every time I read one of your post I find myself a bit envious.

MDC-You speak the truth brother, 7 years we occupied Japan and we are still their military (for the most part). How proud you must be of your Dad, you certainly come from good stock.

'night all,

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46700: Glad to hear Laci is doing so well! Thank God for that.

Ro, thank you for telling us about the reunion. Sounds like a wonderful time and I'm so glad you were blessed. That's what is so wonderful about finding a church home and sticking with it. Bruce and I were just talking about that yesterday when we were out to dinner. Having a church home is such a blessing and the relationships you and your children cultivate there are a lifetime blessing (and beyond, really).

MDC...."stick and stone will break my bones, but words will never hurt me!"...naaa! heehee.
We will be going to Colorado on December 8th and our main destination is Winter Park but we will make some other stops there and back. We always go to Colorado Springs the first night we get into Colorado because we like to take the kids to The North Pole ammusement park at the foot of Pike's Peak. After that we usually head up through Breckenridge to Georgetown, then up the mountain to Winter Park, where we stay a few days and do the snow mobiling and snow tubing. I think this year we will take a horse-drawn sleigh ride. They have those huge horses (like the ones in the Budwieser commercials) and they pull seighs just like the ones you think of Santa riding. I think Erin would get a big kick out of that...we'll see.

Well, time for a shower and then get the kids to bed. Ya'll have a wonderful fall evening.


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46701: MDC SMOKE WAS SMOKE-IN here in Atlanta!..gona be a greak chase....let me get settled in here at work...hey boo,auh2o,mil,ro,lucy,TOM,Rev and maude!....back in just a bit...SPOT

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46702: Evenin' Porch,
I'm so glad that most everyone is doing well. Prayers still for Asa, Colt, and Millie. Things are quietening down a little here. We're trying to figure out how to get custody of my stepson, Nick. Arizona said we have to file here while GA said its AZ. Lawyers are so stinkin' expensive, but I guess we'll break down and get one.
Sterling- What was Kai's diagnosis?
Auh20- My in-laws are enjoying their snow. I'm hoping it's still there when we visit next month for Thanksgiving. They are in Mansfield, OH and get Lake Erie effect snow.
Romeena- I'm glad that you had such a nice reunion. I'm sure it was really nice to visit with your daughters also.
My grandfather's fought in Korea and my Dad was in the beginning of Vietnam.
Boo- How are the kids doing in school this year? How's the house coming along?
Big Maude- Congratulations on your son's football team. Does your daughter play any sport?
Spot- Did you see the gas is down at Costco for only 1.94?
Chuck & Skippy- We've never met. How do you do? I'm Lucy Matthews in Atlanta. Nice to meet you.
Homemaker- I'll discuss the care package with hubby and let you know.
Me-They- How are the kiddos? Is the missus doing well with going back to work?
AFD- Are ya out there? Everyone okay?
Fungirl- Glad you're doing better.
Possum- That's wonderful about Laci!
Rev- You may have answered before, but do you take a bus for your trips?
APB- Mavis, DWF, BWB, Shazam
Hey to everyone I didn't mention!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46703: I forgot to ask. Does anyone know of a place like amazon or ebay that I can sell some dvd's and books?

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46704: Sorry, I keep posting. My MIL is going into the hospital tomorrow for surgery to remove her gallbladder and a hietal hernia. Can y'all please prayer for her?

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46705: No Lucy...I will check out the costco gas out..I just have to fight the mall traffic..was around 2 buck at walmart...its just a skip from the dog house..out by itself...Maude "go football"..Lucy Chuck has been around a while...just been missing at large!..Chuck"Lucy..Lucy"Chuck...now yall have met...been playing Golf Chuck?..I went about 2 weeks ago...front 9 good back 9...well...should have stopped at the turn!..Boo how is the house coming?..prayers Lucy,colt and all...TOM you in here?...Asa prayers my good buddy!...well let me get my Sunday night reports ran for the week here at the old power company...all is quite..breakfast will be at I-Hop on Lucy and I!...got ya Lucy!...back in a bit...hey Romeena will you post again how these fine porchsters can get pics to you so"s they can get on our your Porch-pic page?.....well back with a snack in just a bit...SPOT

October 29, 2006 - Msg 46706: Prayers for your MIL, Lucy. Good to see you here on the porch. To answer your question, the kids are doing fine in school, thanks for asking. The house is coming slow but we'll get there. How is Bryson getting along these days?


October 29, 2006 - Msg 46707: That's great news about Laci, Possum! Soon she'll be walking all over you.;)
Open heart surgery at 11 months?? I know how tense it was for us when Kai had just her heart catheter, I can't imagine surgery. Laci must have some strong parents.Wow!
Dang, I missed the meatloaf! I love that stuff.:)

Lucy, I don't think I understand your question. Do you mean Kai's initial diagnosis, or our ongoing hospital visits? Kai was found to have a heart murmur when she was born, which after more tests they determined was pulmonary stenosis and aortic stenosis, which is a narrowing of her little blood vessels leading to and from her heart. Luckily she hasn't had any problems from it and is growing like a weed, but we do have to go to the hospital for regular checkups, and they will usually give her an echocardiogram or sometimes just an electrocardiogram, but usually it is the echo. But the good news, that you read up at the top of the porch, is that her condition isn't changing all that rapidly so they don't see a need for surgery or anything right now, and if all goes well she never will, because that prospect scares the bejeepers out of me, and I never want her to have to go through something like that. God willing.
Prayers for your mother-in-law.

Goodnight porch.
-Sterling Holobyte

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46708:
Lucy...I travel in a motorhome.

Possum...that is great news!

Ro...so glad the reunion went well. Sounds like your visit with the family was great. We had some wonderful services here in the Dallas area. I was in Duncanville tonight. I leave out tommorrow and go to Victoria.

Well you all take care. Prayers for you all.

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46709: Hey, I only live 45 minutes from Victoria...I go there often. Where will you be singing there?? (hope you see this today).


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46710: Good Monday morning friends. I am feeling a little better and thought I'd pop in and say hello. I appreciate so much all the prayers and good thoughts from you all. It means a lot to me. I got cards from many of you, and hopefully answered all of them individually. Maybe with the exception of Me They who sent one to me through Romeena, so I didn't have his return e-mail.
Anyway, thank you all for your kindness and prayers. I am feeling better, although far from 100%. As you are aware, I smacked my head pretty good on a pool deck and ended up with a pretty harsg concussion. I lost all feeling from my neck down for a while that really scared me bad. But the good Lord has blessed me and allowed me to return fully. Dizziness is still an issue, but that seems to improve each week. And my moods have gotten better. For whatever reason I went through a bit of some mood changes and wasn't easy to live with. I am so thankful that passed. I couldn't stand myself at times.
Hope all is well with everyone. I need to read all the archives, but that will take some time.
Love you all and thanks for being there.


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46711: Good morning all. Welcome back to the porch ASA.
I am so glad you are feeling better. It is so good to see you. I will continue to pray for your continued recovery. I am at work today and am doing some catching up on paperwork. We are supposed to have warmer weather today in the lower 70's... Everyone have a blessed day and prayers to all. again, good to see you Asa. Big Maude

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46712: Mornin' Dears and Honey's,
It is a bright and sunny day here in Atlanta. Hope y'all enjoyed IHOP on Spot and I.
Boo- I'm glad the kids are doing well. Bryson's doing pretty good. If you recall, we put Bryson in public school b/c of his dyslexia and was not reading. Well, he got a C in 1st grade L.A. and Reading and he's in 3rd grade. If that doesn't improve he will not be returning there next year. I'll just have to figure something out.
Spot- I hate traffic in Kennesaw at the mall. We go to the Costco in Alpharetta and it is so easy.
Sterling- When you mentioned Kai going to the dentist and being concerned about her heart I was going to ask why, but forgot until last night. I pray that she will not need any type of surgery either!
Rev- Thank you for the prayers. She goes in the OR in 2 hrs. Nervous for her.
Asa- Welcome back. I believe whenever something happens to us physically that we cannot control and we're angry then we may tend to change our attitudes and emotions. I'm glad that you're back to your old self. Hopefully your head will be better real soon. It could have been so much worse. If something were to happen to you then who'd wear the mullet and fix our stuff?
Me-They- Who is John MacArthur? You've mentioned him a few times.
Hey Big Maude and everyone. Have a nice Mayberry Day!
Blessings to you and yours,

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46713: Asa is back. . .YEAH. . .please tell us that the mullet and the tool belt went unscathed! I am so glad to see your writings. . .

A beautiful day here - it is supposed to be up to 71! A regular heat wave!

Take care. . .


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46714: Lucy - what kind of IEP do they have for him. . .he should be succeeding at his level. Thatis unacceptable! Do you have the resources to seek out a Linda Mood Bell clinic where you are? It is private but they have intensified sessions to help kids over the hump. Sometimes they are through Speech and Language Pathologists. Boo - that may help you too. They started using the Linda Mood Bell program for all K-1 kids in my sons' school. Reading grades went up significantly. There are private therapists who use that program. It is worth checking out.


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46715: Prayers for your MIL too - Lucy. hm

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46716: Thanks Homemaker but Sean seems to be reading really well now? Not sure what pushed him over the hump but something finally clicked and now he is doing well. He was reading aloud from the bible yesterday in Sunday school and read better than most of the kids without dyslexia. Must be all the prayers coming from the porch! He is still having some problems with the spelling and writing but I pray that will come along now that the reading is better (maybe)...I'm keeping in close contact with his teacher to make sure he is coming along. I wanted to give you a word of encouragement, Lucy, concerning Bryson. I'm not saying you shouldn't find some help for him...there may be some instructors our there who can really help things click for him, but I know that with many kids labeled with Dyslexia, they do start to read much better when they are older (like Sean did) if too much pressure isn't put on them....just a thought. I'll bet Bryson will pick it up just fine in time. I know it's hard as a parent to wait, though.

Good to see Asa on the porch again! He must taken quite a hit on the head. Prayers for his full recovery.


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46717: Hey everyone. Back from the weekend and my pile of work has grown. Sorry but no real time for chat today. I did want to say that it's great to hear from ASA. I skimmed the archives but will have to go back and really read it later.

This weekend my daughter stumped me with the question, "If you had to pick one, is it more important to learn about the Lord or help people?" Geez, she's only six; I hope the questions don't keep getting more tough!

Anyway, y'all take care. Maybe I can stop back later.

BOO: I'm running out of socks. Are you doing laundry anytime soon?


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46718: Good afternoon, everyone. Good grief, Me-They, does that child ask questions like that very often? If she does, then I sure am glad she's yours and not mine. What a question! Just out of curiosity, how did you answer her? Or DID you answer her? Wow. I'm not sure how I'd have answered. I guess I'd have copped out and insisted that it would be impossible to pick just one, that one thing leads to the other. The more we learn about the Lord, the more we want to help people, and the better prepared we are to do so.

Asa, it sure is good to see you back on the porch, buddy. We have really missed you. Those mood changes you mentioned are not unusual with a head injury. They happen with strokes, too - just ask Colt's wife! Various areas in our brains control our behavior and our moods, and when there is damage, it can manifest as changes in how we feel and behave. As healing progresses, the changes usually go away. Sounds like that's happening for you. I love your comment that you couldn't stand yourself sometimes! That indicates that you're getting better, you know. Anyway, welcome back.

REV, dagnabbit, I wish I'd known you were in Duncanville last night. I could have made that! Duncanville is just about 45 minutes from my house. I got home from the reunion at church about 1:30, and a friend came over for the evening. We watched TAGS eps, but she would have gone with me to Duncanville. Shoot! Well, maybe next time.

Gotta work tonight, guess I'd better get a few things done around here, and try to catch a little nap later. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena