November 09, 2006 - Msg 46964: Good morning, friends. Haven't been keeping up with things (like the porch) the last few days, so much going on. I think I told y'all my FIL went into the hospital last weekend. He's still there, and yesterday morning he had what we think was a heart attack.....they're still ruling out a pulmanary embolism. Anyway, hubby and MIL are very upset, we've been back and forth from the hospital, and we know very little about his status and condition. It's all been very stressful. I hope today is a better day.
Big Maude, prayers for that family you mentioned. What a difficult thing.
Lucy, prayers for you and your family. I don't know how you're managing, but you are. I hope things get better with Nick. Hey to Boo, Mavis, PH, Asa, MDC, Sterling, auh2o,Ro, hm, fungirl, possum, and all other porchsters. Got a big day ahead, so I'd better skeedaddle. Prayers for all my friends.

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46965: Morning Millie!..prayers for you...hey Horatio,boo,ro,asa and all the gang ...getting ready to go home now...breakfast will be on Millie and I at waffle house!...SPOT

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46966: Maude, be assured we will pray for Ashley's family and your family. Such a painful tragedy to endure. Sometimes life is so hard.

Prayers for your family and FIL, Millie, and for you that you would have strength to accomplish what you need to get done today. God's grace go with you.


"Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all"~Psalm 34:19

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46967: Morning porch.
Sorry to hear about that accident Maude. That is very sad indeed. Prayers to all concerned there.
Hope your FIL gets feeling better Millie. And you too.
Spot, I'm gonna not eat any breakfast this morning so I can really load up at lunchtime. What ya cooking for lunch?

Hey Boo, how are you this morning? Hope all is well.

Auh20, Lets hope some good comes from this and we learn something. I have a link I need to check out and send to you later.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46968: Thank you all so much for your prayers. I truly appreciate you guys. Hope you all are doing okay today. What is for lunch SPOT!!? Hope you are doing well Millie. Prayers to all. Big Maude

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46969: Good morning everyone. It is a beautifully sunny, mild day here. Something like the calm after the storm. Just about all the Republicans in state or federal offices here were dumped for Democrats, including the governor. (On the local level, at least here in more conservative western Maryland, Republicans were elected.)

But you know what? What the heck did the Republicans expect? I typically end up voting Republican because their platform usually reflects my values. Sometimes I even delude myself into thinking that because of that fact they also reflect my perspective. Unfortunately, the way things have been handled lately has proved otherwise. Although I can see a bigger picture and lament the fact that the Democrats will now control Congress, I do understand the frustration of many Americans who were sick and tired of the scandals and methods of the Republicans in office. No party is immune to deception, underhandedness, and self-promotion at the expense of the people. Maybe this loss will teach our leaders that we expect them to act like leaders. Enough of that.

I took the day off yesterday to give the Mrs. a break and let her sleep after she got home from work. And wouldn’t you know it, Veda slept pretty well anyway. Oh well, I got some cleaning done. It was nice to have off anyway.

Thanks to all who prayed for the Mrs. and Veda. I know that my wife is getting pretty upset over the situation. She is looking around now at consulting jobs that she could do from home. She’s done some work for an attorney friend of ours and has enjoyed it. I wish we could afford for her to just quit, at least for awhile. We’ll see.

LUCY: Prayers for your situation. I agree with BOO and ROMEENA’s concerns and urge you to heed their advice.

BOO: I’m so sorry to hear about your friend. But, at least pure joy awaits her. Prayers for you and her family.

MAUDE: Prayers for the family of your son’s friend as well as the community. Things like this are always very hard on a community.

MILLIE: Prayers for your family as well.

FUNGIRL: Praise the Lord!

Well, I’ll be back later to really shoot off my mouth.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46970: Prayers and hugs for all -
We are on the fall "kid" watch - lots of momma goats ready to kid soon! I like all the babies! It is so exciting!

Thanks to everyone who is participating in "Operation Front Porch." Send your packages in the next two weeks to our soldier. Remember to include a card that says you are a Front Porch member. If they have a computer - invite them to visit us if possible. If you can't send a package, you can still send them a Christmas card - email me for the address. (abaughatnaludotnet)

Remember that God is Good!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46971: By the way, BOO, Chad is my son, and he does plenty of hanging--off the sofa, from the sliding board, out of the tree in the front yard...


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46972: Hello..
hope everyone is having a good day..

Maude: I pray your son is hanging in there with the death of his friend. In the accident I mentioned earlier this week, 2 of the boys are being buried today. It is so sad..The community is really grieving. The schools that the boys were in are closed today, in memory of them and so people could go to the funerals. Keep the families in your prayers.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46973:
Just a quick hello to my porch family. There are so many prayer needs posted. I am praying for each one as I read the archives.
Things are still going good here on the road. We had a great concert last night in Start, La. (Home of Tim McGraw). I'll be back home with my family this coming Monday after three weeks. YES!
Prayers for our country. You know folks... the elections may not have gone the way I really wanted them to go but I know that our God was not up for re-election....He's always in office! That is so much comfort for me.
Have a Jesus filled day.

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46974: I know what you mean about the Republican leader's Me-They. Pretty discouraging when you feel like you can't trust anyone in Washington. And now this Haggard fellow getting outted...sad. Here is what I don't understand; why does there seem to be so many homos*xual people now when there didn't used to be? Was there always, and people just hid it? I mean, look at this Haggard guy who is married and has children but says he has struggled with these, "demons" (his own words) for years. Is he a homos*xual who has just tried to be heteros*xual all these years? It scares me to think about a Christian who is even a pastor and can't control his s*xual desires. This kind of thing seems to be such a strong pull for some men that they can't seem to overcome it. I don't think I have ever mentioned it, but I have been concerned about my son for a couple of years because he isn't a typical boy. He has some feminine mannerisms and about a year ago, when he started gaining weight, he started getting breasts. I know this can be a common thing for boys his age but he is very sensitive about it and gets teased and he used to get called gay in our old neighborhood. So far he has no interest in girls at all (is is 11 and a half) or what you would think of as typical boy behavior such as sports. I know I have to trust the Lord with it but it's one of those things that is hard for me. He is seeing a Christian counselor (male) and we have encouraged him to seek out boys as friends, which he has done. I guess I am just holding my breath waiting for him to show an interest in girls. Please pray for me and my husband to do the right thing for Sean and pray for Sean. He has enough to deal with the Tourette's without having to deal with this. Whew, ok, that's off my chest. I didn't really want to share it but I certainly wanted to have my friends pray about it, thanks.

Continued prayers for your community today, Idelle.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46975: BOO: First, I don't know if there are actually more homos*xuals today, but I believe that there certainly is more homos*xual behavior. Some people would have us believe that homos*xuals make up about 10% of the population. Even secular scientists say this figure is way too high and it's probably more like 2-3%. I think the rise in such behavior is the result of poor parenting (read Dr. Dobson), an "I'm okay, you're okay" philosophy, and society's acceptance of anything goes. Of course, I'm ceratinly no social scientist or anything so take that for what it is: my opinion based on what I've read.

I figure it's like this, I don't believe that people who are genuinely homos*xual choose to be that way. Whether it's nature or nurture, I truly believe that these people are (or become) wired like that. I think that homos*xuality is a mental illness and as such can be treated. And we shouldn't be any more negative toward such a person than we would to someone suffering from ADHD, bipolar disorder, or, ahem, OCD.

Now, while that may be true, God has prohibited the physical expression of this drive. It's sad that some people must struggle against what to them may seem like "natural" urges, but, Biblically-speaking, struggle is what they must do. See, we all have our crosses to bear. Some people are born deformed physically, or handicapped mentally or emotionally. To us, it may not seem "fair," but what do we really know about fair? So, that's my opinion on the subject.

Now, BOO, about your specific concern...don't worry about it. First, Sean's weight issue is just that: a weight issue. It may be caused by his diet, medication, habits of exercise, or be genetic. And lots of overweight guys (and some not-so-overweight guys) have "breasts." That doesn't mean anything. I don't think it's that odd that he isn't that interested in girls right now. If he hasn't hit puberty yet, his interest wouldn't really be s*xual in nature anyway. And he may be more interested than you realize. Sometimes shy boys or boys with something about them that they perceive would be "repulsive" to girls forces them to mask interest. After all, you can't be rejected if you don't care, right? All boys have feminine mannerisms to one degree or another, and that's not a realible indicator of anything. Lispy interior designers can still be straight, and football players who smash cans against their heads can turn out to be gay.

In my opinion, keep talking to Sean and encouraging him. Your husband's support and love is especially important at this stage of the game. So be concerned for his well-being, but don't worry so much about the other thing. Frankly, I doubt you have anything to worry about. It's in God's hands.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46976: Good Afternoon Porch,
I have to leave to pick up Bryson, but I was reading y'alls comments on homos#xuality and felt compelled to say something.
Boo- Please don't worry, dear. I just have one thing to say. Would you love him any less? How would you feel if he DECIDED to be a homos#xual? Honestly, Sean is being raised in a Christian home with loving parents I don't see how he could choose that route. I totally agree with Me-They in that Bruce should be spending as much time with him possible. I went to a fashion school and many men there were not gay although they dressed and acted the part. You are a wonderful Mama and that's what matters to him. Love him unconditionally. Read to him in the bible about what a man is to be. There is a great article on about what is a man. Nick has what we call man-boobs and he's nearly 13. He recently started really getting interested in girls (although none that he finds "hot" are interested in him) He's not obese, but he's a tinge overweight. IF he chooses to go against what you feel then that is his problem and not yours. Raise him up in the way he should go and he will follow. You've done your darndest and that's the best that you can do. You're a loving Mama and you've done so much for Sean. Take care!
Romeena- Bryan has said that if after 6 months of living here if he needs to go to a place for troubled teens then we will. Right now, he said he needs a chance to fix him. My problem is that Nick treats me bad when Bryan's around so Bryan only sees me get irritated. Nick is a master manipulator just like his Mom. It was thru manipulation that Nick and Michaela came into existence.
Gotta go spend the next 2 hours in the car!

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46977: I wouldn't say that what I am experiencing is worry, exactly, just that I have real sense that there is a problem and am concerned that maybe I should be doing something about it. Does that make sense? I have read Dobson's book Bringing Up Boys and also a book for parents about preventing homos*xuality in children, written by a so-called expert on the subject named Dr. Nicolossi. I think at this point the most important thing (as you both mentioned, Lucy and Me-They) is building a strong and loving relationship with his dad. That has been a problem over the years. Bruce was a very athletic, star football and baseball player in high school and college and he was a very typically rough and tough little boy. He couldn't relate to Sean and I know he was dissapointed in him (he never said it, but it was obvious to me..and I'm sure Sean sensed it). He used to be pretty hard on him and it was probably the biggest problem we had in our marriage in the past. Thankfully, since Sean was diagnosed with his neuro. problems, Bruce's eyes were opened to the fact that Sean has a problem and he just is who he is and he needs our help. He is loving to Sean but he is so busy that he is not spending the time with him that he needs to spend. Bruce has always worked long hours and by the time he gets home, eats and showers, it is already nearly time for Sean to go to bed. I am going to have to try to arrange it so they can go do things on the weekends together.

Thanks for the opinions and encouragements (I would welcome any others, as well). Lucy, to answer your question, No I would never love him less, no matter what he does in life. I know that when he is grown, he will be responsible for his own actions and consequences but while he is still a child I want to be sure that I give him all he needs to grow into a healthy adult. Thanks for your kind words. Most of the time I am a loving Mama but sometimes I can turn in to Joan Crawford when the kids start badgering me about something! ha "No more wire hangers!!"...remember that?


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46978: But if you don't have any wire hangers, how do you get the car door open when you lock your keys inside?

I didn't mean to imply you were (as Helen Crump would say) a hysterical parent. If it's any small consolation, my dad and I had the same sort of problem. My dad loved to work on his mower or car, build things, watch football, etc. As a kid, I would rather read a book or play with my army men. I loved playing outdoors with friends, but my dad just could never interest me in the "guy" things he enjoyed. It used to frustrate my father. I still remember him trying to get me interested in working on an engine. After awhile of asking me to hand him tools or something and listening to me sigh, he'd reluctantly send me away. I was always overjoyed. Although I still have never changed my own oil and don't watch football, I did end up playing sports in high school and I do now enjoy building things and working outside. I'd like to think I turned out okay. Well, not completely crazy anyway.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46979: That's nice to hear, Me-They, thanks. What's interesting, is that I just listened to a radio broadcast on Dobson's site about homos*exuality and children and they listed 5 behaviours that may predict it in kids. They didn't really fit Sean but they did fit Erin! ha, I give up! Let's see if I can remember them: Wanting to dress like the opposite gender, wanting to pretend to be the opposite gender in make-believe play, preferring to play with the opposite gender, wanting to play games and activities that are associated with the opposite gender (boys with dolls, etc), and saying that they want to be or feel like the opposite gender. Oh Me-They, I forgot to tell you something about Erin that is sort of OCD. She hates buttons. Strange, I know but she won't get close to them and when she sees them on clothes she always says, "Ewww...buttons!". The other day Bruce came home from work wearing a shirt with buttons and Erin refused to hug him because of it. When I asked her why she doesn't like buttons she said, "When I see them I feel like I have already gone to heaven"...which I guess means she thinks about death. How weird, right?! Kids are so strange.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46980: That is strange. I mean, everybody knows that buttons sewn on with the threads going in an "x" pattern in the four holes are fine; it's the ones that are sewn on with parallel threading that are bad. I won't even get into cloth-covered buttons.

Come to think of it, though, I'd certainly hate to accidently swallow a button. You could choak to death.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46981: That's "choke."

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46982:
Hey Folks

Asa-I really am still encouraged that the country is gonna be just fine for a few reasons. Namely, a majority of the discussion with regard to important issues takes place on the right the left is empty. The left in this country has more in common with Marx & Mao than Jefferson & Truman.

M-T I agree with ya about the GOP with two exceptions Supreme Court picks and tax cuts. Also, the mid to late 90's were "Spring Time for al-Qaeda" when the other side ran the show.

rats gotta run, be back in a bit.


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46983: Howdy Porch Family!!!

Hope all is well with you!!!

I'm getting ready for Christmas!!!

The boxes of decorations are out of the attic, and we're waitin' for November 24th when they go up!!!

Well, better go, Stay calm!!!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46984:
Boo-I agree with much of the above, and tho i am not a huge fan of sienfeld, look at that one episode with the "bro" or "manzier"! haha Not trying to make too light of it, but me they has a point, with some men, they are just big. A workout regimin can help. but maybe not at 11. Also. maybe HIS meds are slowing down his puberty. You could check out side effects. I know when i was 11 my dad was all worried because i loved art! but hey, here i is!
Heard Michael Medved say today that many of the dems elected are "right-leaning' democrats.
Some house cleaning was needed, but our JD Hayworth may still pull it out as they are still counting mail-in ballots. Our marriage amendment is also still super close 50/50.
Prayers for Maudes situation and all porchsters. Prayers for troops. Thank you HM for your efforts!
AUh20--Good one!
Night all,

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46985: Boo - I wouldn't worry either, working in a school - you see all types of bodies on all types of boys. We all grow at variable rates. Just let him be as normal as he can be. My oldest is 11 and he really isn't into girls (they can be pretty but it isn't on his mind) - bike riding, beating up his brother, and raising goats are his cares. All typical boy in the country behaviors. My youngest is 8 (soon to be 9) and not into girls either - he likes the computer, cartoons, and beating up his brother. They have one common interest - beating up each other.

I don't know if suburban kids are different than country kids but I do know that once your new house is built - he will have more opportunity to be outside and be like a country boy. Maybe getting him into 4-H would be good - he would be in a club and belong somewhere. Maybe he feels out of the loop due to his many medical problems -

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46986: Oops - I should have said my oldest is 10 (I was remembering yours and not typing mine). . .

Wire hangers, wire hangers -


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46987: hi all!Just passing by,my rocker looks comfortable,but,I have to get the kids in bed,so,i'll just keep you all in my prayers,and,wish you all sweet mayberry dreams-ky girl

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46988: Hey again!!!

Boo: I completely understand your problem, not from the parent aspect, but from Sean's aspect. I was just like M-T said he was, I never liked working on cars, or mowing grass, I'd rather play with my friends, or play with the dog, and Dad was very reluctant to let it pass. He was a mechanic, and he hated it when I didn't want to help him, or when I would go inside and play with my stuff, instead of doing the (as you said) "rough and tough" stuff with him. I was never friends with any of the very "mocho" guys at school, and I really didn't participate in sports, accept for dodge ball, I loved dodge ball, but that's another story!!! My Dad would often say that he didn't want me to be a homos*xual, of course, he didn't say it exatcally like that!!! I knew in my heart that I wasn't "gay", and my Mother knew that, and that's all that mettered to me. I've always hated football, and I was never too much into any sports, so that was an indication for my Dad, as you've said it is for you. Trust me, that means nothing!!! I've turned out fine, and I have a beautiful girlfriend. I also understand the thing about the "hot" girls not likeing you!!!LOL!!!

I'll get down off this soapbox, and do some laundry, but I hope that this has helped!!! I must agree 100 percent with Me-They, and Lucy. It's in God's hands, and he'll take care of it.

Ya'll take care, and keep praying for old Barnwannabe.!!!

More later!!!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46989:
Maude-Prayers for your son to have strength during this time and prayers for you. As a parent I dread those tough lessons we'll all have to learn with our kids.

Millie-Prayers for your family also.

The recent election looks pretty small considering what some of us are going through.

Rev-That's what I do also I pray for each post as I read them. Sometimes I forget to mention it but I always figured that was secondary. Glad to hear all is well on the trip.

Boo-I agree with M-T I don't know if there are actually more homos*xuals today. About Sean, Lucy and M-T offered some great advice. I think, you might be worrying a bit too early. I know you're there and I'm not but 11 seems a bit young to be concerned with that. I know in my own life there is always enough to worry about with things that are of the here and now. I try not to worry about things that may never happen. I'm not saying stick your head in the sand or anything like that but if your life is anything like mine there is plenty to tend to right now and I really don't have room for some future mess. Well, there's my opinion, that and 75 cents will get a cup of coffee.

Hey there BWB!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46990: Now I musn't totally agree with HM, not that I'm saying that she's wrong, but I'm from the country, and I never was into the typical country boy stuff, either. But, HM is right, you have no reason to worry Boo. Now I really have to go!!!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46991: Hey auh2o, as I walk out the doorrrrrrrrr.....


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46992: Evening Porch! I am not getting on the gay soapbox tonight, ya'll wouldn't like what I had to say & I don't want to offend anyone, but I will say one thing, my att-itude about it is this, I am not here to judge, they have to answer for what they do & I have to answer for how I treat them. So.....
Now, I just spent a wonderful evening at the "Thanks for Giving" reception held for the Organ Donation volunteers each year, & had the best time! As most of you know, I volunteer for them when I get the chance & they are such great folks, so full of love & compassion. Now, off to watch E.R. then hit the ironing board.
Nite porch

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46993: Thank you so much for sharing from the heart what you shared about your childhood, Barnwannabe. I really appreciate it. I appreciate all the opinions and comments. Something else that I had not considered is the possibility of his meds causing delayed puberty. That may be part of what I am seeing.

Mavis, I don't think anyone is on a, "gay soapbox", friend. Folks were just trying to encourage a friend who has a concern about her child (me). I don't think anyone is here to judge (didn't sound that way to me, anyway). Glad you had a nice time tonight, you certainly deserve it.

Better hit the hay, as they say!

Until tomorrow...


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46994: Boo: you should feel lucky, I shared something personal!!!LOL Just kiddin' of course, I do trust ya'll now, and you are very welcome!!! It wasn't an easy time, but I encourage a father/son relationship, but do not force Sean to do what his father does(as I mentioned earlier). I'll keep you in my prayers, and to all of the porch, Hey, and Goodnight!!!


November 09, 2006 - Msg 46995: Oh Boo I was talking about myself getting on a soapbox, not you guys, I was trying so hard NOT to offend, & I ended up doing it anyway. I wasn't saying anyone was judging anyone, I was saying I try not to. I understand where everyone is coming from, & I'm sorry if I came across any other way. Oh & Hey to BWB

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46996: What was Goober's last name?

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46997: Pyle

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46998: Hey porch.....midnight snack is grilled cheese triangles(the way my kids like 'em) and Hawaiian Punch....
I'll post more later, gotta wash a dog(Sean says she "smells like a foot").

November 09, 2006 - Msg 46999: or Beasley

November 09, 2006 - Msg 47000: Hey Mavis! Sorry if I rocked on yer toes!

November 09, 2006 - Msg 47001: That's funny Millie had a customer tell me that one the other day about her dog, only she said "She smells like my husband's stinkin feet" gave me a good laugh for the day.

November 09, 2006 - Msg 47002: Yeah, Mavis, that smell shows up 2 days after the rainy, musty dog smell. Yuck. I tried using the wipees, but she's bad. Now I'll have to do her brother too....they share a kennel. What are ya gonna do? I love 'em.

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47003: Okay here is my experience. Fungi was in every sport you could imagine. Kyle is nothing like his dad. He tried wrasslin' ,as my mom calls it, and football and has come to the conclusion that he is just not into those things. I think when he looks at all his dads sports awards he may feel bad, so when they moved, fungi put them all away so as not to pressure Kyle. He is such a great dad.

As for liking girls....Kyle told me in first grade at Halloween, "Mom, did you see Megan in that cat suit? My heart was BEEPIN!" THIS WAS IN FRIST GRADE!!! Oh Lord, have mercy on this family. He is girl crazy and is even to the point where sometimes I think he is obsessed. Give Sean some time. He will be fine. Better to let him be a late bloomer and be well adjusted than to be obsessed with having a girl friend. In the words of Billy Dean..."Let them be little, cause they're only that way for a while. Give them hope, give them praise, give them love every day. ...Let 'em laugh, let 'em giggle, let them sleep in the middle. Oh, let them be little."

Prayers for all!
fun girl

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47004: To fun girl Msg 47003, are you saying that from that single incident with the girl in the cat suit, you concluded that your Kyle is "girl crazy"?
The reason why I ask is are you sure that his attraction was towards the girl and not the cat suit?
I know of one person who at a very early age developed an attraction for girls wearing a particular article of clothing that continued into adulthood. I'm referring to a f*tish. I apologize if I offended anyone with such a bold posting.

from Poor Horatio

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47005: Good morning porch.
Hope all is well for everyone. It's Friday! We made it. And none too soon.
Mavis, I have not seen you hollerin about the Skins big win on Sunday. You think this is Gibbs last year? I don't think Snyder has much patience so my guess is he's gone. Hope not. I like him.
Good to see you Poor Horatio and BWB.
Spot, you cooking this morning? I'm starved. My clock is about to go off.
Well think I'll get off to Floyd's for an early haircut. I wanna do it before lunch in case he has onions with his lunch.


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47006: HAHA! I think I'll just smile at that one, Poor Horatio. No offense on my part but fun girl might not like it...

So good to have you back, ASA.

By the way, Mavis, I'm not offended, just forget about it. You know, that's the problem with just reading words, we can't see the person's expressions or hear their voice inflection, etc. we sometimes don't "get" what they are trying to say. Mistakes are made once in awhile.

Gotta go get the kids ready for school.


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47007: hello everyone ,stopped by to catch up on things .Prayers for all porchsters,families,and friends in need .Have a MAYBERRY day

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47008: Asa - did you see that someone thought I was kind of right...:)


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47009: Colts are undefeated - now that is something to holler about!!

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47010: Good morning everyone. Another beautiful day here. I wish I had the day off to really enjoy it.

I think what HORATIO was talking about is more like a compelsion ;).

Well, I guess I did enough talking yesterday so I'll just shut up and set...


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47011: We'd better clean up our act before we get our "G" rating yanked!


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47012:
If you are living in peace and freedom in the greatest country on God's green earth, thank a veteran this weekend!
More later,

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47013: Hi All .


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47014: Wanted to let you all know that Linda (Keith's wife) passed away this morning. Thank you all for your prayers for her and Keith.


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47015: Hey all!!!

I agree about the "G" rating!!!LOL

No offense HORATIO, and I understood what you were saying Mavis.

Hope all is well!!!

I think I'll follow in the footsteps of M-T...I'm a gonna sit down and shut up!!!


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47016: Boo: This is probably a stupid question, and probably none of my buisness, but who is Keith???


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47017: BWB, Christmas decoration so early? I don't start till around December 8-10th! My favorite time of year though!

Hope your all doing good. See ya later.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47018: BWB: Keith is a friend of BOO.

So sorry to hear about Linda, BOO.

Good to hear from you DWF.

You're just trying to get hugs, aren't you MDC?


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47019: Boo, I am sorry about Linda, although I bet she is rejoicing. Prayers for her family who no doubt are saddened. Thanks for the update.


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47020: Whoops, hm is right? Where? How? When did I miss that?


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47021: Life's Road

God isn't one to compromise;
There is no other way.
He isn't one to bend the rules
Or lead us all astray.

Life's road is straight and narrow
With mountains we must climb,
And the only way to get there
Is one step at a time.

We must focus on the Savior
Or else we'll lose our way.
Life's road is straight and narrow
As we live from day to day.

My prayer to Linda family.

love tom

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47022: Hello everyone.

To Boo Msg 47014, I prayed that Linda would go peacefully. I only hope that she did.

To Tom Msg 47021, that was a lovely poem to offer in memory of Linda.

One last point about my recent bold posting. Be careful not to limit your observations. Try to consider all posibilities. The earlier you detect and recognize potential problems, the sooner it can be dealt with it.

from Poor Horatio

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47023: Oh, I am sorry about Keith's wife, BOO.

Warren: That's a long story, but I love Christmas, and have sinse I was a kid, and I start decorating in early November, but I don't go all out until the day after Thanksgiving. At that time, I put up the most Christmas light's in the neighborhood, and in my pine island, I build a Winter Wonderland. Christmas is my favorite time of the year, too, so I guess I try to make it come early, but no one minds.

PH: I am gonna drop it, but I really disagree with that, because the situation could vary. I don't mean that you're wrong, but I doubt that in the previous situation, there is a problem to detect. No offense toward you or anyone else at all, we all have our opinions!!!

See ya'll later!!!


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47024: Well, I'm almost outta here for the day, so you all take care over the weekend. Have a great one.

Y'all are in my prayers.


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47025: You have a good weekend, too M-T!!!


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47026: To Barnwannabe and anyone else who disagrees with me, your opinions are welcome. The only way I would take offense is if you folks asked me to leave for being frank. I don't have all the answers. I just try to view things from all possible angles.

Don't forget folks, tomorrow is Veteran's Day. Do something to honor those who served even if it's a simple prayer. I recently discovered a music video clip specifically honoring Canadian veterans, but it can be applied to all veterans. Turn up your speakers and click here.


from Poor Horatio

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47027: And as we honor those who put their lives at risk to defend our freedom, let us remember that we live in the best land in the world. Turn up your speakers and click on GOD BLESS THE USA". Don't be afraid to sing along.

from Poor Horatio

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47028: So which is it Goober Pyle or Goober Beasley? All my life I thought it was Pyle until I saw it listed as Goober Beasley on a site yesterday. Come on TAGS people...someone needs to explain. What episodes give Goober's name?
Charlotte Tucker

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47029: It's Goober Pyle Charlotte he's Gomer's cousin.

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47030: I was just thinking that we haven't talked much about TAGS lately. Let's plan a trip to Myer's Lake this weekend...I'm about ready for another bonfire out there. Who's with me?

I wish I had the time to have myself a TAGS marathon tomorrow but that never seems to work out around here when the kids are home from school and my parents are awake. Wouldn't that be great?...TAGS marathon, a bottle of squeezin's and a pan of cashew fudge...I'll sit between Barney and Thelma on the couch and hold the fudge.

Anyone got any exciting plans for the weekend?


November 10, 2006 - Msg 47031:
Charlotte, in the episode that introduces Goober, it is beasley, but in all the others from then on it is Pyle. Just one of those inconsistancies, like Clara Edwards or Clara...
I sure miss Colt on a day like this where he would tell us about decorating the vets graves etc for tomorrow. I'll call his wife again this weekend and see how things are.
I heard this on the radio:
Many many people, for the last sixty-some years have endured life with one arm or one leg, or no arms or no legs, or blind, or emotionally scarred or in errie trauma, just so that you and i could go to the polls this past Tuesday and vote for real candidates with no fear of reprisal and see a smooth transition of government officials.
We must NEVER forget about our vets and must ALWAYS thank them. For we can do this in a land that flies the symbol of freedom, the stars and stripes, and not a swastika or a rising sun. God, please continue to bless America. Please accept our cries of repentance of our sins and help more people turn to You. Amen
RACing here in Phoenix this weekend, like Bristol here Mavis!
Boo- Myers lake it is, just after the the big veterans day parade!
Love and Prayers for all,

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47032: Here's to our vets! Thanks for the reminder, MDC! And thanks for the Goober explanation. I wondered if it wasn't something like that.
Charlotte Tucker

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47033: Okay Charolette...Here it goes... On the very first episodes of the show where Goober comes into play, he is called Goober Beasley. Later on when he takes over the filling station, he was called by Goober Pyle. As MDC said, just one of those inconsistancies!!!lol!!!

PH: I understand that we all have our own opinions, and I may be wrong, and just not looking at the situation the way you are, and it is just like(I believe it was Boo)said, when we read words, we can't see facial expressions, or hear expressions in people's voices.


BOO: I'll just jump in and hang on at Myers Lake!!!

I really would like to have a TAGS marathon of my own, too, but just as I sat down to watch, the resturant would call, and have a problem, or need my signature, or something. I guess I should do like Andy on that episode where he says that he's gonna make it easy on Barney and himself, and fine 'em or jail 'em!!! It would be nice, though.

Here's ya'll a quick laugh...I was watching Jay Leno, and he was asking these random people random questions, and he asked a girl what ship the pilgrams came over on, and her response was the Titanic!!!LOL!!!

Well, I'm off to bed.

Good Night!!!

Andy: He's a wierd character all right.(refering to Ernest T. Bass)
Barney: HE'S A NUT!!!

November 10, 2006 - Msg 47034: Nope, it wasnt a fe*ish thing was not the cat suit, it was the girl in the cat suit. He has always had an appreciation of the female of the species. Of course he wanted to marry three girls in first grade....and when you asked him what getting married meant, he said, "You hug and kiss and play Super Nintendo."

We had a cookout tonight. My grandma is in town and she is not doing well. She is 87 years old and her health has really gone down hill in the last year. We are thinking she may not be around for much longer. She is having problmes breathing in addition to all her other problems. I pray that she will go to sleep in Jesus one night and not wake up. She is miserable and feels guilty that she can not be "productive."
We have tried to tell her that she has spent her life serving others and so now it is time for others to serve her. I made her a plate at lunch today and it so touched me to see her bow her head and thank our Heavenly Father for the meal and her blessings. I know that she is miserable living her life like this, so I ask that when the Father calls her home, my step dad will have peace upon her passing. I would appreciate your prayers for this also.
fun girl

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47035: Wake up yall!.......hey fg,boo,TOM,Rev,Ro,mav,asa,and all.......get up!...get up......smell that bacon!..SPOT

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47036: To fun girl Msg 47034, thanks for the additional details. Sounds like you got a normal girl-chasing son on your hands. As for your grandma, I will pray to God that whatever His plans are for her that they be with minimum discomfort and pain.

To Barnwannabe Msg 47033, as for that girl answering the question on the Jay Leno show, it wasn't the Titantic that the pilgrims came over on. It was the Lusitania! Sheeesh! ;)

from Poor Horatio

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47037: To Spot Msg 47035, I'm still sleepy (it's 5:44am here) so I'm returning to bed, even if it means skipping your delicious breakfast. Sorry.

from Poor Horatio

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47038: The Titanic? That is really sad. I'm no history whiz but that is pathetic.

Prayers for your Grandma, HM.

I was so tired that I went to bed at 8:30 last night (unheard of) and didn't get out of bed until 9:30 this morning. I have been trying to burn the candle at both ends and really needed the rest. It's funny how you can go and go and then finally your body comes to a slamming halt and HAS to rest. It's a shame to push it to that degree but I just get so overwhelmed with things that I have to do! I am very thankful that I can still get things done, though.

Myer's Lake it is! Who's bringing the marshmallows?


November 11, 2006 - Msg 47039: Mornin' all!!!

No joke, she said the Titanic!!!
That is pathetic!!!

fungirl: I will pray that your grandmother's passing is peaceful.

BOO: I'll grab a bag from Mr.Foley's market on the way out of town. Do I need to pick up anything else???


November 11, 2006 - Msg 47040:
Morning porch....thanks for breakfast Spot.

Got a busy day traveling so I won't be checking back in till Monday.

Proud to be a Navy vet and wish all Veterans a great Veterans Day!

Blessings and prayers for all!

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47041: Thanks, BWB, we could make smores...pick up some Hershey bars and graham crackers...I'll furnish the drinks. Maybe REV or Goober can come and bring their guitars. A sing-along would be nice.


November 11, 2006 - Msg 47042: Morning porch friends. Just stopping by for a few minutes to rest. Been a busy few days for me.
sounds like everyone is busy as well. Thanks for breaksfast SPOT, you are one in a million for keeping us fed. Boo, sorry for the loss of Linda.
Such a sad time for the family and friends. Safe Travels Rev. cloudy but warm today but we are expecting rain this evening. Prayers for your grandmother Fungirl. Hey SPOT, how about a ride and picnic on your new boat for all of us. I will help cook and clean up...... sure could use a nice vacation right bout now. Guess I better go, the washing machine is beeping at me so it must be ready for its second course. Again, thanks for
your prayers and support to my son, his friends and that young girls family. So sad at the funeral home last night. can't seem to get it off my mind. Prayers for Millie and everyone. It is wonderful to see Asa on a regular basis. take care and I appreciate you. Big Maude

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47043:
Boo- remember, stress like that is the number one killer of your immune system. It allows the body to be invaded. No, I promise i wont say what I take for that! haha
(lots of stress with my mom ya know)
PH- Good Remembrance day to you, and to us Yanks, Happy Veterans Day! Thanks to all who have served.
BWB- wow that girl didnt even know that it SANK! and didnt make it here? strange, unless she was just after a laugh.
Well, see you all at Myers lake tonight.
Cup race here tomorrow.
Prayers for all troops!
Barn: "Well, your conflicting conflicts can cause traumatic, weel, TRAUMA!"

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47044:
Tom- great poem! thanks buddy.
Maude (aka Ralph Henderson, ha) GOOD TO SEE YA!
Hang in there, prayers for all involved with that sad situation

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47045: Hey Boo, can you stand another comment on your worries about Sean? Well tough, I'm going to tell you anyway.;)
Like others have said, I don't think you have anything to worry about. I know in my own life, I didn't have any interest in girls until I was out of high school. I mean, there were the girls here and there and I had crushes on, but I never would do anything about it and I wouldn't tell anyone about it either, so on the outside I probably looked like I didn't like girls either.
But in school I was more into video games, making stop-motion movies, and just watching my favorite tv shows, and I had no problem with being by myself. I loved it, actually. I am still kinda that way now, although I don't have as much of a choice as to being around people. Not that I would trade being around Kai for my solitude, but I still like just doing my own thing at times.
Another reason you shouldn't worry about it so much... weren't you the one saying that Sean didn't want to go trick or treating this year because of the pagan influences of Halloween? I'd say that boy has a good foundation under his feet that is going to serve him well in periods of confusion in his life.
Now, all that said, you still should be mindful of influences around him(as you already are), because there are people and groups trying to use that childhood confusion we all go through growing up and dealing with our changing bodies and thought processes, as a vehicle to introduce their own ideas and agendas. And that is a dangerous thing, because it can lead a child with that naturally occurring confusion to think to himself that maybe he is just having all this confusion and these body issues because he IS gay. And there are plenty of people and tv shows that would promote and encourage that type of thinking.
But see with a good foundation of traditional values and the truth, he is less likely to be deceived.

Prayers for your Grandma, Fungirl. You know, we go through our lives, mostly concerned about our own day to day living. Well, I have really come to admire older people. If you think about how many ways you could die or be killed, and these are people who have lived through all of those possible tragedies.
I think about the show Survivor, and all those people playing this game of little challenges for 30-some days. The elderly are the real survivors. They have survived through the toughest challenge of all - life.

Have a good day all!
-Sterling Holobyte

November 11, 2006 - Msg 47046: Hey Y'all- Happy Veteran's Day to our veterans here on the Porch. Remembering Colt also.God Bless You.Thank you all for your service to our country.
Boo, I will keep Keith and family in my prayers,as well as your grandmother,fun girl.
Barnwannabee,that doesn't surprise me about the STUPID answer the girl gave to Leno's question. I worked for over a year in a call center where I talked to folks all across America. There are lots of nuts out there besides Ernest T.,let me tell ya! One lady told me that she didn't want the credit card protection plan I was offering her-that she was just calling in to " aggravate" her new card- she meant "activate."!!
Well,I'll join y'all over at Myers Lake tonight on one condition- promise that nobody's gonna jab at me with one of them long poinky marshmallow sticks!
possum under a rock