October 30, 2006 - Msg 46719: I can't stand myself either sometimes! I guess everyone probably feels that way when they get mad or hurt someone.

Me-They, when I read Nora's question I smiled so big my face felt tight! She is amazing. I wish we lived close enough to get Nora and my Erin together. I'll bet they could really challenge each other on points of theology! ha Kids are great.

Better go...break time is over.


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46720: Nice sweep, boo

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46721: Howdy Asa....good to see you again. I will keep you in my prayers. As for Colt, he will be there too and poor Mrs. Colt. God has a way of working things out, if we LET him.

I think on Wednesday my ex and I are gonna go to "Morelli's" (Olive Garden) for some soup, salad and breadsticks. YUM! We have such a good time together. Plus, we still talk alot about Kyle and the stuff he is going thru. I thank the Lord every day that He has allowed us to remain true friends who are as concerned about each others well being as we are our own. (to bad we didnt learn that when we were still married--hee hee)

The weather here was gorgeous today. Sunny and warm. I enjoyed it thoroughly...as I should have, cause soon the midwest winter will be upon us.

fun girl

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46722: Howdy again everybody. I could be working right now but it is after 5:00 and they only pay me for forty hours, so I think it'll be okay if I take a porch break before diving back into my pile.

Thankfully, ROMEENA, Nora's questions aren't usually that tough. Like you figured, I told her that I would pick learning about the Lord because that would enourage me to do more for others. And, I would be better able to help with spiritual needs rather than just physical needs. In my head, I was reasoning the faith and works thing.

BOO: Yeah, that would be fun. For awhile there, until about a year ago, Nora used to pretend play "church." She would pick hymns, hand out bulletins, take up offering--the whole nine yards. She even did Holy Communion. She had the liturgy, the Lord's Prayer, doxology and Apostles' Creed down pat by the time she was three. At first I thought it might be inappropriate for her to play Communion, but when I thought about it I decided it would be worse to scold her about it and squash her interest or enthusiasm. And, I like to think it pleases the Lord. It's funny, though, because she's never really taken Communion because of her age, though she does join us at the altar as we take it. Kids are great.

LUCY: John MacArthur is a minister who can be heard on many Christian radio stations. I enjoy him because he is dynamic but always grounded in the Bible. He is not sensationalistic and provides historical context. He is a Calvinist. I've never heard a sermon given by him that I disagree. You shoudl check out if your local Christian station carries his broadcast.

FUNGIRL: I love Olive Garden! Would three be a crowd? Drat! The Mrs. has to work tonight anyway so I've have to take a raincheck.

It is so great to hear from ASA. Speedy total recovery, buddy!

OKay, now where's HORATIO? And AFD? And a number of others? Turn your back for a minute...

Y'all have a great one. See you tomorrow.


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46723:
Wow MeThey, that is really special to see nora so enthralled with church! So many today just sit and eat from their baggies of cherrios!
FUNgirl, be careful at Morelli's, they let ya take yer own bottle ya know! ha
ASA- goood you are better. Yes, I pray that colt's brian will improve and he will remeber us all again too!
Boo and HM- thought of you two last night as I watched Extrenme home Makover. It was on a little farm.
Spot- great atlanta race! Let's head to Ed Divibiks! ha
VOTE_VOTE_VOTE!!! (early or next tuesday!)
Prayers for all!

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46724: Hi All
Yes Spot I'm here.
Lucy you can keep all the snow .
But I do not miss lake erie snow.
Welcome back ASA.
Just ben looking for wrapper


October 30, 2006 - Msg 46725:
Hello porch family....good to see you al.

Boo...I will be at Solid Rock Church in Victoria on Wednesday night. I don't have an address because they are meeting me when I get into town to bring me to the church. As`soon as I can find out tomorrow the address, I will try to let you know (here on the porch). I hope I will have internet service tomorrow.

Ro...sorry for not letting you know about the Duncanville concert. I thought your reunion was an all day event. Sorry. We had a great time. Three churches were involved. They have already booked next year so maybe we can meet up then.

Hello to Asa!

Tom...I'm not a snow person either.

Prayers for you all!

October 30, 2006 - Msg 46726: Hello to all on the porch.
I had a busy weekend with the kids home. I love when I get time with the granddaughter. Got to watch her Saturday night when my son and daughter-in-law went on a hay ride. Daughter-in-law and granddaughter stayed here with us for halloween. She is going to be a cat. What a fun week this is going to be.
Sterling my daughter was diagnosed with that to over 19 years ago and it sorta fixed itself after many years with the arteries growing. Still has a few problems pregnancy could be tricky. Will cross that bridge when or if she ever has children.
MDC I agree VOTE

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46727: Morning dears.
Thank you all for the warm welcome back. You are special.
I was just reading some archives and read about Colts situation. That is very sad news. I will join you in prayers for his recovery and his return to the porch. It's very theraputic here.

Fungirl, do my eyes decieve me? Is that really you? Goodness welcome back. Hope your doing better.

Homemaker, Lucy and Boo, the toolbelt is fine, just has a few cobwebs on it. Thanks for asking.

Tom my friend, good to see you. Hope you are doing well.

Millie, how are you doing? You are in my prayers.

Skippy, hello. Good to meet you.

Where are Mavis and Charlotte and Possum and Mrs Wiley? And I know there are others missing I am forgetting.

Spot, whats for lunch. I have missed your cooking buddy. And Maudie's cole slaw.
Lawww, it's good to be back.


"If there's one thing I'm not it's sensitive!"

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46728: Yes, where in the world IS Mavis, somehow I didn't notice her missing so long until Asa asked about her. Mavis, if you are out there PLEASE check in because I'm concerned about you.

REV, one of my best friends lives in Victoria and could probably help me find the church.

Gotta go get the kids ready for school...



October 31, 2006 - Msg 46730: I'm right cheer, Asa. You're a sight for sore eyes. And you're lookin' "kind behind the eyes" yourself. (I just rewatched Barney's New Car" the other night.) Prayers for Millie and Colt. It's getting cold here too, Tom. I'd love to move to Florida. That's my dream...maybe someday.
Charlotte Tucker


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46732: Good morning everyone. Again, it's a busy day here. Rush, rush, rush.

Hey ASA!

BOO: I APB'ed MAVIS last week and didn't hear a peep. I hope she checks in.

I know COLT was having some troubles, but lately it has sounded much worse than I thought. Did y'all get an update I missed? Somebody "say it again."

Howdy, Brian. Nice to meet you.

Good to see you, too, CT. You've been irregular lately :).

Prayers all around.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46733: MDC: Is it time to vote again? I comes around quicker every time. Okay, here goes...

Coke. That Pepsi is just too sweet.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46734: Charlotte's irregular?

Me-They, I just listened ro RC Sproul's radio pragram this morning and it was about Martin Luther. It was great, wish you could have heard it. I think if you go to Sproul's website, you might be able to hear it.

Break time over!


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46735: Welcome back ASA.. paryers for all porchsters in need of them

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46736: Hello Brian Sneed. Come back and visit anytime.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46737: Hey Y'all! Welcome Back ASA! So good to have you rockin' with us again!!
Hello Brian! Welcome to the Mayberry Porch-pop in whenever you can-glad to have you here.
Me-They,haven't heard anything new on Colt.As MDC reported initially,he spoke to Colt's wife by phone and was told that Colt had a stroke.The stroke altered his personality and he moved out of their home & into a hotel.Seems he may not recall the Porch. Sad,isn't it? Praying that our mayor will heal.
Mavis? Mav? Maybe she's at the Remshaw House.I'll go check it out if one of y'all will go with me.That place is spooky!
Have a good afternoon- love to all!
possum under a rock

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46738: Afternoon Porch,
Tom- Do you have Mavis' email address? Can you email and find out if she's okay? Thank you.
Today I was researching Halloween and went onto family.org. I was surprised at Dr. Dobson's thoughts of Halloween. I'm having a hard time today. Bryan and I both feel that it isn't to be celebrated, but the kids have been trick or treating for awhile. We told them this is the last year. There is a church up the road with a festival and from now on we'll do that. Plus, next year Nick will be 13 and Bryson will be 9. What do y'all think? How are y'all handling Halloween?
As a Christian I just feel guilty. Bryan is continuously telling me that I'm legalistic. I'm going to read to the kids tonight the true reason of Halloween. Really, I want to stay home and carve pumpkins, but we can't back out now. Lordy, being a parent sure is hard.
As we say in the South, Happy Fall, Y'all!
Blessings to you and yours,

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46739: Let me rephrase. Being a Christian parent in a secular world is hard. Sorry!

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46740: Me-They- Pepsi is the cats!

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46741: I know it seems hard, Lucy, we need to be encouraged by the heroes of the faith who endured hardship and even death for the sake of teaching their children (and ours) the truth. Jesus said that all those who seek to live a godly life will suffer persecution. Live by your conscience and be blessed Sister! As for our family, we will be treating this night like any other except I will have a prayer meeting with the kids, like Sean wanted to do. I think I will talk to him about Martin Luther tonight since I heard that stirring message about him today. I do sympathize with you, Lucy. I am very lucky that my kids aren't asking to participate in Halloween but if they were, it would be hard. My prayers for you.

Possum, I'll go with you to the Remshaw House, but if I see any floating axes, I'm outta there!


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46742: hi all.
Lucy- I will give Mavis a called to see if she is o k and why she have not ben here.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46743: Thank you Tom!
Boo- That's awesome that your kids aren't bugging you to go trick or treating. I think when kids are little it's fine to want to live in a fantasy. Now its just plain wrong and glutony too. Thank the Lord that Bryan is 100% on my side. I just wish we had made this decision sooner. IF, IF, IF we do have any more children I can guarantee that they will not believe in secular "products" such as Santa or trick or treating, and I will not vaccinate until they are at least 2 if at all. Well, live and learn. Thank you Boo for your perspective.
P.S. I don't think I've posted this much in 1 day for months! It feels so good to be back!

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46744: Good afternoon, all. On the subject of Halloween, I guess I'm a bit of a middle-of-the-roader. My church is having a "Fall Festival" tonight, with the children invited to dress up and come there instead of going door-to-door. Parents are encouraged to have them in costumes that are not spooky or "witchy" - animals or something else cute. There will be stations where they can "fish" or pop balloons or whatever, and win candy. Of course, every child will win, every time. I'm not going there though, I'm going out to my son's house, where my grandsons will be dressed as Superman and a knight in armor. They will go door to door, in their own neighborhood, where they know everyone. They have no concept of the "tricky" part of trick-or-treat, unlike their grandmother who soaped quite a few windows back in her day!
My husband and I always treated the day casually, downplayed the ghost-and-witches part of it, did not allow any hint of vandalism to enter, and just did as my son is doing, let it be a day for the little kids to dress up, visit neighbors and receive a treat. I don't defend that, nor do I apologize for it, I'm just saying that's what we did. For Sean and any other kids who may have some convictions about the matter, I say more power to them.
At the age of nine, I heard a sermon about the evils of the movie industry, and I stopped going to movies for a few years, not wanting to support the movie studios. I gradually began going to movies again as I began dating, I guess it was inevitable. I saw all of Frankie and Annette's movies, of course. To this day, though, I'm pretty careful, and have been known to get up and walk out on a movie, if I find it objectionable. The rating system has helped, and at least serves as a guide, though it's not the final word.

Well, those are my ramblings, for whatever they're worth. Everyone have a happy evening, be safe, and act like somebody! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46745: Hey Gang!...whew gona read when I get a chance...busy here at work...just ran by to give the supper menu: Cubed Steak and gravy,greenbeans,corn on the cob,rice,salad with the works in it,Ranch dressing,green onions,big maude slaw,tea,cokes,fanta grapes and h20...ready at 6:30....Romeena will you say grace?...SPOT

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46746: Welcome Brian!..pull up a chair....Im SPOT the cook!

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46747: "ASA" my buddys back!!...you get 2 pieces of streak tonight!..SPOT

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46748: LUCY: Like Paul said, if it hinders your walk with Christ or you feel itís not right for you to eat meat then donít eat it; if you donít have that conviction, pass the burger. I believe that itís the same with Halloween. You have to lead your family in the path that He is nudging you. Thatís not always exactly the same as your neighbor.

That said, you and your husband need to be on the same page. I donít know enough about your situation to offer any meaningful advice, but it's safe to suggest that you should pray about it and seek good counsel from the Bible and your minister. It is rare for two people, even two married people, to be perfectly even in their Christian maturity, but you still need to come to an understanding that you both feel okay with in light of your convictions. While some things are a sin for everyone, other things are sins for some and not others. Whenever you go crosswise with a conviction you feel is from the Lord (whether itís about women not wearing pants, not watching tv, not eating meat, or not taking part in Halloween) you are sinning.

Now, I know that many on the porch donít participate in Halloween festivities, and more power to 'em, but, personally, there are some things about the holiday with which I donít have a problem. Like the food dedicated to the idols, as a Christian, I certainly am not celebrating evil. Going around asking for candy, carving pumpkins, bobbing for applesóall these things may or may not have had pagan roots, but they donít anymore. (John MacArthur has a good history and commentary about Halloween on his website for any interested.) Heck, some Christians donít celebrate birthdays for the same reason.

As for my family, like ROMEENA said, we steer clear of anything gory, or that seemingly glorifies evil. But tonight, the Snow Queen and Spiderman will be out gathering candy for me to chow down on after they go to bed ;). I'm partial to sweet tarts and Reese's Cups, by the way.

So, stick by your conscience, LUCY, God gave it to you for a reason.

BOO: That Remshaw House is no place for us!

That is so sad about COLT, POSSUM. I hope that he is back with us soon.

Yíall have a great evening!


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46749: For all you with kids out there, keep safe!

Have fun this Halloween.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46750: I agree with you, Me-They. There are some things I don't have a problem with (I also read MacArthur's point of view the other day on his site). I even like taking the kids to fall festivals at the church, etc. Like you said, some things are personal convictions and we need to be true to our own and not judge others harshly for theirs. If Sean feels the way he does, then I will just go along with it. I was releived this year because, frankly I am tired and it's a school night and Sean has homework...etc...I'm really glad to just stay at home. I went out to the store to get some milk a minute ago and I drove around some neighborhoods looking for trick-or-treaters and only saw a handful. I wonder if it is losing it's popularity. When I was a kid in this town, everyone went trick-or-treating.

You know, I think the biggest problem I had with Halloween is the scare factor. I don't like fear, never did.

Ya'll have a great evening!


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46751: My two hobos collected enough candy from the seven folks we visited to last them for a week. We only target certain houses (close family and friends and all are rural mostly elderly people who enjoy the visit and the kids). We had a good nite and got homework done too.

Take care -


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46752: Hi All.
Will I heard from Mavis and she is sorry for not being here.
But she said that she had ben busy working all day.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46753: Well my work night is about over..Hey TOM,skippy,chuck,boo,ro,auh20,asa,hm,possum,mav,Rev,mt,ct,mil and all my porchsters!...breakfast will be eggs your way,gruis,country ham,hashbrowns,bacon,flapjacks with maple syurp and strawberrys...coffee,oj,milk,h20...prayers to all....SPOT

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46754: Thanks for letting us know, TOM. I really appreciate it.

Glad you had a good night with the boys, hm.



October 31, 2006 - Msg 46755: Evening Porch, I am so sorry I haven't checked in, I will makeit at point to post more often, even if it's a quick "drive by" posting, I didn't realize how concerned everyone was until Tom called me, thanks for caring & worrying, makes a body feel loved. I am so busy this time of year, between coloring dogs for Halloween & folks trying to get them all ready for the up coming Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays, this is the time of year a groomer often wonders "Why am I still doing this for a living?" Busy, but I love it, that's why I still do it after almost 27 years. I did post a picture of the "kids" that I colored for Halloween tho over on my blog if you guys want to see them go to "Tails" of Groomer Ang now, I best get off here & hit the ironing board, been a long day & got another one ahead of me tomorrow. Hugs to you all

October 31, 2006 - Msg 46756: Hi Mavis welcome back from your long git away from here.
Exit time till someone for leaving and staying gong.


October 31, 2006 - Msg 46757: Hello, porch, and a big welcome back to Asa. Mavis, thanks for checking in....we been apb'ing you all over the place. Just been really busy lately, but think of y'all a lot. Tommorow is the day I get my scans to see if the chemo is working.....so I better hit the hay, I have to start drinking barium at the crack o' dawn. Goodnight, friends.

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46758: Prayers for good results, Mavis.


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46759: Good morning, all. Millie, I'm praying for you, that those scans will find absolutely nothing to look at! I just don't know how you do what you do, girl. It can't be easy, but you keep such a good spirit about it all.
Mavis, it's good to hear from you. I checked out the blog - those orange and white poodles are adorable. I've thought about coloring the Plum for Christmas, maybe a pretty pink, but am afraid I'd create a disaster.
Where in the world is Mary Wiggins? We haven't seen her in quite a spell. I hope she and Pat are okay.

Well, gotta run. I have an echocardiogram scheduled for this morning, and a carotid artery flow study, to try to find out why I've been feeling so awful lately. I know I have two bad heart valves, one worse than the other, and I'm afraid the worst one is just failing, and therefore my heart can't keep up with the demands of my activity. My want-to is writing checks my body can't cash, I guess. If I'm right, then the fix will be a valve replacement, to which I'm not looking forward, but will do if it's really necessary. If I don't do it, then the strain of trying to keep up will just destroy the rest of my heart, and that's not acceptable. So, prayers please, friends.

Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46760: To those that emailed me about Operation Front Porch -I have emailed you an address of the soldier I chose. I chose a soldier who had not been requested alot. If you still want to do OFP - please email me abaughatnalu.net.

Thanks for helping everyone -


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46761: Morning porch.
Romeena, you certainly have my prayers this morning. I'm glad you are getting this checked out and are willing to deal with it if needed. My prayers are that it won't be needed, but if it is all will go well. I have two co-workers whose wifes have recently gone in for valve replacements and both have done great. Bounced back fast and strong. They seem to have the procedure down well these days, but lets pray it doesn't need to go that far.
Millie, I echo Ro's and Boo's comment's for prayers and your good spirit. Prayers for good clean test results for you this morning. God bless yoy Millie.
Tom, thanks for hollering at Mavis, and Mavis, thanks for dropping in. Glad you are well, and ain't it good your busy?
Good to see you Charlotte and Possum. As long as your going into the Remshaw house will you get my golfball? I knocked one in there about 4 years ago and I sure would like it back.
Boo, you doing ok? You sound a little down. Do I need to adorn myself in my toolbelt? LOL
Thanks for breakfast Spot. It hit the spot!
Later gang.


"Pa, just what can you do with a grown woman?"

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46762: Asa - you are up bright and early this morning - I bet the moonlight bouncing off of your tinfoil collection woke you up...
It is so good to see you on the porch!


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46763: Mornin' Y'all! Asa,you'll have to go hunt for that golfball yourself.Boo & I went over to the Remshaw place looking for Mavis,but Boo ran off when we heard some noises.I tried telling her it was just the wind,but she wouldn't come back.Now,I'm not saying I was scared or anything,but I wasn't going in that house by myself! No,not scared,just cautious,cautious is all! Glad Mavis showed up on the Porch! Mavis,you use Crayolas to color those dogs? Ha! I'm gonna check 'em out-this I gotta see! Bet they're cute!
My thoughts & prayers are with Romeena & Millie this morning.Let us know how things turn out.Wishing you both positive news.
Everybody have a good day-Happy November!!
possum under a rock

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46764: Good morning everyone. It truly has been beautiful here weather-wise for the past couple of days. Too bad Iíve been swamped at work and have been able to get out and enjoy it. The kids did go candy-begging last night and brought in a haul. Of course, they will happily share will good Ďole dad. Thankfully, no Mary Janes this year. What is it with those things anyway? They have been making those things for like a hundred years now and age hasnít improved them a bit.

It is good to hear from MAVIS. It seems there always a handful of porchsters missing. Family, work, health, churchólike Iíve said before, get your priorities straight people! APB for HORATIO, AFD, DIXIE, MAUDE, IDELLE and others. AUH2O ainít been around for a few days, either. Maybe heís out doing some last minute campaigning for Ted Kennedy.

MILLIE: I hope that you are feeling okay today. Boy, you are a testimony. Prayers for you.

BOO: You mentioned R.C. Sproul the other day. I used to listen to him quite often, but the local station changed the time so now I rarely catch his program. Heís truly a Christian giant when it comes to theology. One of the things I really like about teachers like him and John MacArthur is that they equip those who listen to change the culture without resorting to constant culture bashing. Most of the time, Iíd rather hear about what I can do to live a Godly life and help to change the culture rather than hear another sermon on how terrible the culture is becoming. Although I genuinely respect Dr. Dobson, thatís a main reason I no longer make it a point to catch his show. It just seems like Iíve heard the stuff a million times. Have you ever heard of Alistair Begg? Heís another great minister I enjoy listening to.

Well, I hear my work callingÖTalk to yíall later (I hope).


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46765: Watch yer tail, POSSUM. I'm rocking forward...


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46766: Mornin' Porch,
Cleaning today so this will be a quick visit. The boys went trick or treating last night. I think Nick realized he's too old although we saw some older teenage boys in plain clothes. They got a loot full-Bryson got 1 big paper bag filled and Nick's pillow case was 3/4 way full. We only allow 2 pieces a day so this should last until Christmas!
Thank you all for your comments on Halloween. I'm just glad its over. Now, on to Thanksgiving!

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46767: Now there's a holiday I can loosen my belt for...


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46768: Howdy, all. Just got back from my tests. No conclusive reports yet - the docs haven't read them - but I think things may not be too bad. The person doing the carotid flow study was very tight-lipped (observing proper protocol), but I could see the monitor, and I didn't see any obstructions. As for the echocardiogram, it was done by an old friend, who told me exactly what she was seeing, and let me watch as well. The valves do leak, but didn't appear to be any worse than two years ago. The heart rhythm is disturbed, but she didn't see any atrial fibrillation, which is what I was hoping would not be there. I think I may just be able to manage this with medication, and - ahem , er, uh, - weight loss. Yep, gotta drop about 40 pounds (again), and I'll probably feel a whole lot better. What a drag.

Millie, I'm still praying for good news from you. Check in soon.

Asa, you sound like your old self. Praise the Lord! So good to have you back.

Well, I'm about to go have some lunch with my best buddy. She suggested our favorite Mexican place, and though that won't help me lose weight, I can't argue. The place has good food!

Have a great day, everyone. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46769: Boy, can I relate, Romeena! Like I mentioned earlier, I gained about 40 lbs in the last 2 years. I went off my Glucophage for about 6 months and gained a bunch at that time. I am tired all the time. I have about 100 lbs to lose. I have been exercising faithfully but I need to eat less.

Me-They, I kind of recently discovered RC Sproul. I had heard of him but never listened to him until about the last 3 months. I am thinking about getting one of those Reformation Bibles that he has been talking about. I have heard Alistair Beggs but it's been a long time. I caught Dobson this morning and he had some really good things to say about raising adolescent boys. He was talking about his book "Bringing Up Boys".

Break over, have to go get the kids from school (they go half-day on Wed.).


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46770: Well, I'm back from my scans....won't get the results until next week. Thanks for the prayers. Miller, my 9 year old seems to be more stressed than usual about it. The last 2 times we were waiting for results, the stress caused hubby problems.(First time it was diabetic blindness, then Bell's palsy.) So, hopefully we can get through this one a little better. I feel confident that everything will be ok, no matter what the results.
You're right, Romeena, it is SO good to have Asa back, and sounding so good. Funny how you miss someone so much, even though he's an internet friend. I feel closer to y'all than some people I see every day. What a blessing!
Today is my mom's birthday, so I have to go now to celebrate her day, I'll stop by later. Y'all be good.

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46771: Sorry I rocked on yer toe, Boo.

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46772: Hey Millie, I will pray for your husband and children, too. I know God will take care of you all.


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46773: Good afternoon porchesters, Hope everyone is okay today. Prayers for everyone and an extra dose for Millie and family. Busy as usual, the time change has my body confused and is making me tired... thought getting that extra hour of sleep would be a good thing but it is making me more tired I think. Happy Birthday to Millie's Mom. Speaking of weight loss... I would like to lose about 30 pounds... anyone want them?? :)
Being only 5 feet tall does not help either. I think I am probably the correct weight if I was about 5'4". I try to work on my weight but guess I need to work harder. You guys have a good afternoon... Big Maude

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46774: Yeah Asa, its me...I am so glad to hear from you. You seem to be in good spirits. Olive Garden was great today. I ate salad and breadsticks and then brought Portabella Mushroom Ravioli home. YUM!

Gonna go and try make a cup of hot lemon tea, and try to warm up.

fun girl

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46775: Hey, Big Maude, I think you've figured out the problem. We're not overweight, we're undertall. I'd be the perfect weight, if I was 6'2".

You're right about praying for Millie's family, too. I remember in 1979 and 1980, when I was going through cancer treatment, everyone was focused on me, my treatments and all, and my poor family was suffering more than I was. My kids were scared and confused, my husband was terrified and broken-hearted, and my parents were just two walking lumps of worry. I'll join you in those prayers for Millie's family.

I have a huge bouquet of roses on my desk right now, cut from my yard! They're gorgeous. There is Mr. Lincoln, deep red and very fragrant. Three blooms from Angel Face - a mauve-y pink, also very fragrant. Then there are two huge blooms from Taming Georgia - a rich, rosy orange with a fruity fragrance, and one Love and Peace - not very fragrant but incredibly beautiful, with a creamy face, edged in pink. Hot Cocoa is blooming over by the west fence, but I'm not ready to cut any from it yet. Flowers - what a gift from God.

Well, I feel like catching a nap. Think I will! Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46776: Headache...hungry...tired...stressed...I'm gonna crawl into a hole. I'll see y'all tomorrow.


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46777: Correction - the beautiful rosy, sunset orange that I identified above as "Taming Georgia" is in fact, "Laura Bush". It is gorgeous! --Romeena

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46778: Me-They better check to make sure there's no bats in that hole, you know what bats do don't you, they fly into your hair, lay their eggs in there & it makes you go crazy. Thanks for the welcome backs folks, makes a body feel good to be loved & missed. Asa put that tool belt away & quit teasin the girls! Ro want me to email you the easy way to color the Plum? Bet she would be cute! Millie I been missin yer pies, got any butterscotch? Best get the rest of my bookwork done, seems like that's all I do, work, bookwork, sleep, then work again. Move over Me-They make room for me to hide in that hole too, I got my hat.

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46779: Howdy Porch Pals! Asa, welcome back my friend! So good to have you back with us!! Thanks for askin' after me, I've been gone for health reasons also but am trying to do better. Hey Mavis... COVER YOUR HEAD! Me-They I 'd be more woried about Earnest T Bass being down in that hole than bats, sleep well you two and be at peace. Ro, the roses sound delightful. I can imagine the smells that must accompany that beauty!

Happy Birthday to Millies' Mom!
~ Mrs. Wiley

Mr. Wheeler: "Now there's as fine a Peabody Rose as I've ever seen."

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46780:
Charlotte- "I smell gas, I smell gas, I smell gas, I smell gas" haha
"Of course ya smell gas, whadda think this runs on, coal??"
(Pretty bad when i can write from memory!!)
MeThey- I'm voting for RC Cola, the independent! haha
Prayers for Mavis , Millie, Colt, and all! God bless you.
Bible party a big success last night!
Should i start a moulasge about Kerry? As andy would say, "How did I fit that entire boot into my mouth!' ha
Let's hear some Thanksgiving storys! Like when my wife's first turkey went sliding across the floor!
Thank you Lord for your bounty!
Ya all take care now hear,

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46781:
Will tell it when i have more time.sorry.
Gotta run for now. MDC

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46782: Hi All.
Every Day I Live.

Every day I live, I see
How great the world God made for me...
The ever-changing seas and skies,
The brids and all the butterflies.
The rainbows high above the trees,
And just to think, God gave me these,
He made the rows of yellow corn,
The sunrise on a Winter morn,
Frosty windowpanes that glow,
Reflecting light upon the snow.
Spider webs outlined in dew,
The dear Lord even made these, too!
The world is full of everything
Mn needs to cause his heart to sing,
And every day I live, I find
Beauty of a different kind.
For God, it's very plain to see,
Outdid Himself for you and me!


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46783: Oh, my goodness, Tom, what a lovely poem. Isn't that a marvelous concept, that God outdid Himself in making this world, just for you and me? These roses on my desk could be drab and gray and have no fragrance, and if we had never seen color or known their sweet perfume, we'd never miss any of it. But still, God made them beautiful and fragrant, just so we could have the pleasure of their existence. Isn't that wonderful?

Yes, Mavis, I'd love to know how to color the Plum. Not sure I'll actually have the nerve to do it, but I'd like to know how, just in case. Pink, I think.

Poor thing, she did have blue feet once upon a time. I put a bit of bluing in her rinse water, to brighten her white coat. First of all, I used too much, then wasn't thinking that she was actually standing in that water, soaking it up, while I was just dipping it over the rest of her. Result - she looked like she was wearing blue socks. My husband was living then, and he teased me for weeks. Told everyone we knew that I dyed Sugar's feet blue. Made a lot of sympathetic speeches to her - "Poor little girl, Mommy dyed your feet blue, didn't she? Makes everyone laugh at you, doesn't it? Poor baby" blah, blah, blah. Oh, he just got waaaay too much fun out of it all, the weasel.

Well, I think bed sounds like a good idea. I finally switched over to heat today, but have the thermostat down pretty low, so it's still cool in here. Bed, soft pillow, snuggly duvet and a warm Plum sounds inviting. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 01, 2006 - Msg 46784: You've done it again, TOM...that was just the right poem for me today. Thank you!

Hope tomorrow is a better day for you, Me-They.

Maude, I'd weight just what I ought to if I was 7 foot 9. hehe

MDC, could it possibly be time for turkey stories again? My, how a year does fly by! Last Thanksgiving was a memorable one because we went to my in-laws and we ate outside at a long table. It was HOT outside and flies were all over everything...terrible! We were all together though, and that's what really matters. This year I will be cooking thanksgiving here at home (and eating inside). We will probably have a houseful with friends and relatives. I'll be busy but it will be fun. Hope it's not hot here for thanksgiving...it just doesn't seem right to be hot on thanksgiving.

Well, been a busy day. Time to go read Erin a story and put her to bed. Night-Night!


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46785: Hey all!!!


November 01, 2006 - Msg 46786: night porch

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46787: Morning friends.
Mrs Wiley, how good to see you Dear. Sorry to read your ailing. You are in my prayers. Hope it's nothing serious.

Romeena, glad your tests appear to have gone well. You say you're short for your weight. You wanna borrow my neck stretcher? It'll make you taller. I declare I think sometimes that would be easier than trying to lose weight. Why is that so darn hard to do anyway? And then once you lose it, it's even harder to keep it off. I have not been working out since my injury and let me tell you I feel and see gravity pulling me down harder and harder. :)

Mavis, the football season has not treated neither one of us to well so far. Maybe we need a new sport to follow. Checkers?

Boo, I hate flys too. I don't mind regular creatures but I hate flys. They look like bats to me. They come and land on your food, and then rub there stinking hands together. Disgusting when you know where they just came from! Yuck!

MDC, If you're a Republican all you can say about Carry is he's the gift that keeps on giving. Uh-oh, I spelled his name wrong. Guess I'm going to Iraq. (I have to joke about what he said cause if I say what I'm feeling I'd be booted off the porch, the miserable wretch!)

A big howdy to all. Thanks Homemaker for the kind words. BTW, You got any plans for cooking meatballs soon? I'm running low on golf balls.:)

Good to see you Fungirl. It's been a while.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46788: Well, you are in fine spirits today ASA. So good to see you back on the porch again! Clever comment about "Carry" above. Yep, flys (flies?) are difficult creature. I know they have their place but they sure can be annoying, especially here in this warm climate. I don't know which is worse, the flies or mosquitos. We still have alot of those, too. The weather finally cools off enough to enjoy it but you can't sit outside due to the mosquitos! Why do I live here? Somebody remind me....

It's about 58 degrees here this morning and it feels great. Should be around 70 for the high.

Got to get the kids ready for school and then hit the housework. I had things to do yesterday and slacked off on the housework. Now I have dirty dishes piled in the sink that I was too tired to do last night when I came in from church. I had to get the kids to bed and get a shower so the dishes had to wait. Also have some laundry to do...did you hear that Me-They, go get your stuff.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46789: Flys? Dang I was half asleep when I typed that and thought it looked wrong. LOL


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46790:
Morning Porch

Hey Asa, great to see ya! Really nice to have you back. Carry? Carry? Hey, wasn't there a Kerry married to Teresa Heinz?

Me-They Oh No you didn't say I was out campaigning for Kennedy! How long of a shower it must be just to wash the stench off after working for a Kennedy. I have been doing some canvassing for local candidates but none were members of the "Appeasement Party."

Romeena-Glad to hear you think your tests went well.

Well, the snow is starting to fall again and there are a couple of Blue Jays bouncing around out by the feeder, no doubt disappointed that it is empty, I better go get thing something.

Again, great to see ya Asa,

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46791: Mornin' Porch,
I have cookin', cleanin', and organizin' on the list for today. It is chilly-49 and cloudy. The boys are definitely going to need some new long sleeved clothes real soon. I looked at Kohl's & Target yesterday, but really didn't see anything. Bryson isn't into the "skater" look that's so popular. I guess I'll have to try Old Navy. There was a consignment shop near our house, but it recently closed.
Kerry's comment was completely insensitive. I understand why he said it, not that I agree, but still it was wrong. I'm sure Democrats wish he'd shut his trap.
Well, y'all have a great day!
~Lucy M.
This is the Day the Lord hath Made.

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46792: If you're a Republican, ya just gotta love ol' Kerry. He really has a talent for the verbal faux pas. And then, as always, the flip-flop. First, he states emphatically that he will make no apologies for what he said. Shortly thereafter, he's apologizing, after his handlers rubbed his nose in the damage he caused, I'm sure. I think I've figured out why he flip-flops. He's trying to appease both sides, and when someone calls him on one comment, he can point to the other. I guess he thinks we're too dumb to figure it out. He'd better hope that Toad Kennedy lives forever, though, because when The Toad leaves this world, the title of Biggest Embarrassment to the Democrats will fall upon Kerry. Pitiful.

Well, enough politics. This morning is much too beautiful to be sullied with such as that. I have this huge vase of roses on my desk, and looking out at the yard, you can't tell that I even cut any, they're so plentiful. They're just loving this cool weather! Honestly, if anyone is looking for a beautiful rose to plant, I'd suggest Angel Face. Rare color, beautiful, plentiful blooms and incredible fragrance.

Well, off to get a few things done. Working tonight, then am finished until next Monday. Take care of yourselves, honeys and dears. Sugarplum says 10-4. --Romeena

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46793: Good morning everyone. My head is beter today. It got so bad last evening that I got physically ill. My poor wife had pity on me and went into work late so she could handle dinner and putting the kids to bed. She's a gem.

Still very busy at work so this'll have to be short.

AUH2O: Just joshin' about Kennedy. By the way, I just read Ann Colter's book, "Godless." Pretty good.

Thanks for doing the laundry, BOO. You're just in the knick of time to avert an shorts crisis.

You all take care. I'll stop back later.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46794:
M-T Hey buddy, I knew you were joking. I didn't mean for my post to sound so pointed. I haven't read any of Coulter's books yet. By the way, glad to hear you're feeling better.

Ro-What a nice big porch we have here. You are sitting here watching your, no doubt lovely flowers beds and I sitting here watching it snow looking out for those Blue Jays to come back and eat their seeds I just left for them.

Lucy-Thanks, you have a great day also.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46795: Glad I could oblige, Me-They. I like to keep my Christian brothers and sisters in underwear. Sorry about the headache. Have you had migraines before?

I have not read Ann Coulter's book but I heard her interviewed recently by James Dobson and liked what she had to say. I have so many books I am trying to read right now, it's insane!

"Toad Kennedy"! That's the first time I have heard that, Ro. Pretty funny.

Break over...on to the dishes.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46796: Oops, I meant to address my comment about Ann Coulter to Auh20, sorry buddy.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46797: We live in a desperate space age and you people are talking about underwear. You people live in another world!! LOL Looks like no whims for you Me-They. Clean underwear means no whims.

Thanks for the welcome back auh2o. Good to see you. We have had a couple of small snow storms here thus far but nothing serious yet, thank goodness.

I enjoy Ann Coulter's looks...I mean books. I meant books.:)

Toad Kennedy and John Skerry. Now there's a ticket.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46798:
Wow, the cookies worked HM. I am here at work on lunch hour and sitting on the porch! Way cool.
Ha , guess i did start a moulage! Aint election season "fun!?" I am so tired of the ads, but i do pray for a day when Iraqies will be as tired!
Ro- prayers for you, colt, mil, DIXIE and all
Hope all are well!
Well, back to work.
ole MDC

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46799:
ASA- glad to see you havent forgotten TAGS lines. i see they are still in the ole bean. Men are circling the earth, yet two old ladies are tying up a public utility!
OK, now back to work.

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46800: Afternoon porch. It is good to see everyone today. been busy at the ole salt mines today and just taking a much needed break. It is good to see you all. I am finally adjusting to the time change and seem less sleepy today. How about
a BIG pot of beef stew with cornbread for supper?
It will be ready about 6pm. Come early and fill your tummies. see you then. Big Maude

November 02, 2006 - Msg 46801: Sounds great Big Maude. I'll be there at about 5:45 and I'll bring dessert.


November 02, 2006 - Msg 46802: I'll pass Maude - we have take out ribs ordered (4 full slabs with fries and slaw) and cherry delight for dessert. It is the hubby's birthday!

His present was that I didn't cook. He thinks my meatballs are weapons! Ha Ha