November 23, 2006 - Msg 47310: Now that I read that post, guess I shouldn't have shared that sounds pretty crude, sorry folks!


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47311: Na, It was fine Boo.
We ought to do Christmas movie quotes and try to guess what movie it was from. We could do it all month.
How about "Keep the change you filthy animal!"


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47312: Hey Asa...Gobble at work keeping the lights on but never fret Mom sent me enough food to feed 4 I bet!...everything!...Happy Turkey day Ro,lucy,boo,colt,mt,hm,possum,mdc,md,mil,maude,skippy,fg,horatio,tom,Rev and all the porch...well let me get a football game on and make me a plate...!...SPOT

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47313: Great idea, ASA, but that one was too easy (Home Alone). How about this one: "You couldn't hear a dumptruck driving through a nitroglycerine plant!"~

Foods almost Bruce carving up the turkey and bro-in-law making the gravy!


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47314: Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

"Where's my plaque, gimme my plaque!"
(Barney, immitating Otis)

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47315:
"My lip's bleedin', woohoo my lip's bleedin'"




November 23, 2006 - Msg 47316: Happy Thanksgiving to all my porch friends. Just sitting a minute. I cooked lunch today for my husbands 3 brothers one of their girlfriends, my
Mom and my kids and husband. My husband had to work until 2 today so we ate once he got home. His brothers live in Knoxville and my Mom lives close to us. The brothers have left for home, my Mom is gone home and I am pretty tired. Enough leftovers to feed us for a few days though! Maybe we could all get together and trade leftovers!! I will be pretty tired of mine so maybe someone else's will taste better to me.
You guys have a good evening. Happy Thanksgiving and prayers to all. SPOT, thanks for keeping the lights and power on for all of us today. Take care
Big Maude

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47317: MDC - That would be "A Christmas Story" with do your lips freeze on a frozen flagpole!

How about this one - "try counting your blessings. . ." Hint - it was in a song in a very famous Christmas movie.

Happy turkey day evening. . .


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47318: Nope, Homemaker...MDC's quote was from It's a Wonderful Life when George Baily realizes he has his wonderful life back again!...and it was a tongue that froze to the flagpole in A Christmas Story. Boy, I don't know where your quote is from, though. How about another quote...


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47319: I mean, how about another HINT?


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47320: "Aw, why don't you just go on and kiss her, 'stead of talkin' her to death?" --Romeena

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47321: So you folks are posting quotes from Christmas movies? I've got a brief sound clip from a movie for ya. Turn up your speakers and click on this and see if ya recognize it.

from Poor Horatio

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47322: hmmm, my HTML looks correct in Msg 47321, but the link does not work.

from Poor Horatio

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47323:
Prayers for all my porch family on this Thanksgiving Day!
God has given me so much to be thankful for and you folks are one of them.

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47324: Same here Rev, same here.
Romeena, your quote is from It's a wonderful life with our own fat little mayor saying it.
Homemaker, danged if I can guess yours.
Boo, yours is from CV. The aged Uncle telling his wife that.

Hazel! So good to see you here. How are you?

Porr Horatio, you'll have to tell us your quote.

Here's one for you. "Fragee-lee. It must be Italian."


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47325: Wow, a visit from Hazel. Good to see you, friend. Where have you been, and I hope all is well with you. --Romeena

November 23, 2006 - Msg 47326: Good, Asa. Your quote is from A Christmas Story when Ralphie's dad got his, "major award!".

Here's another one: "It was......soap poisoning!"

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We filled up on turkey, that is for sure. Had a houseful. We took all the kids to see a movie tonight. We saw Deck the Halls with Danny Devito and we were very dissapointed. Pretty boring.

Almost time for bed...


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47327: "That thing would feeze up in the middle of summer on the equator!!"


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47328: that's supposed to be "freeze up"...


November 23, 2006 - Msg 47329: Sorry, Asa, I'm not too good on movie quotes. My sons - now that's another matter! Those two get started and can almost run through a whole movie script, and I've never even heard of most of the movies they're quoting. Both are hard-working men, I can't imagine when they find the time to watch all these movies, and obviously more than once, to know the lines so well. They get in little impromptu "stump the brother" contests, but rarely is either of them stumped. --Romeena

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47330: Well the only ones I can are Christmas movies cause they are the only ones I ever watch. Or Apollo 13, I've seen that about 50 times. (love that movie) My daughters on the other hand are much like your sons. I just listen to them try and out do the other and I feel like I've seen the movie. Most of theirs are chic flicks. I can tell you all about Sleepless in Seattle or Run away Bride, and I've never seen them. LOL

Boo, I love that scene when Ralphie returns home blind to lay a major guilt trip on his parents about soap poisining. Ha! And of course it's the old mans Oldsmobile that would freeze up in July. Great movie.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure did. The Lord has surely blessed me with a loving family and all the material needs I need.

Hazel, come back and see us again. We have missed your wit.

Possum, Charlotte, where are you?

Hope you all have a great day.


"What a great lamp!"

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47331: Good "Black Friday" morning folks, ya'll been shoppin yet? I'm stayin right here at my house, thank you very much. Hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey day & didn't eat too much. Asa I got this catalog the other day with a t-shirt in it that says "Tools Make the Man" shows a guy with only a tool-belt on & guess who was the first person I thought of when I saw it?
I'm not great at Christmas movie quotes, TAGS or the Wizard of Oz & I'm right there, but here's a try anyway...."What reason do you have to be merry? You're poor enough"

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47332: Good one, Mavis!! That was old Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (love that movie!). I think he was saying it to Bob Cratchit, wasn't he?

Yes, I had a great Thanksgiving, too. I was very thankful at the end of the day with all asleep in bed by 11:30. I just lay there and counted my blessing and thanked the very much to be thankful for as a free American.

Asa, good job, you know your Christmas movies. How about this one: "Do you like the Wizard of OZ? I like the Wisard of Oz"...


November 24, 2006 - Msg 47333: I woke up this morning and was having a bit of anxiety....and I did what Boo did....just spent the time thanking God for all my many blessings. And I fell back to sleep. Have you all read "The Prayer That Changes Everything?" Talks about the power in praising God. So I try to pray and just praise....not ask for ANYTHING.

I believe homemakers quote was from White Christmas. Bing Crosby?

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The only left overs I had were the relish tray and a turkey breast. The company was wonderful and I am just filled to overflowing with gratitude. You might say I have a gratitude compulsion...LOL

hope your day was great.
fun girl

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47334: Wow, fun girl, a whole turkey breast left over? Sounds like sandwiches, and maybe a really creative pasta salad to me. Pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, a little celery, whatever - all tied together with a bit of Ranch, or even mayo, if you like the stuff. Or a fruit-type salad - diced turkey, pineapple, some halved grapes, some chopped pecans, mandarin oranges, and tie it together with a "dollop of Daisy". So much you can do with turkey - I love it!

I'm off to the back yard. Few small limbs blew down, gotta get them picked up - tons of twigs everywhere, gotta get them too. Leaves in the pond to be netted out, a bit of pruning, especially on the roses, and then I'll get my reindeer all set up. One son and family, and one daughter and her boyfriend and his daughter will be here tomorrow night for OUR Thanksgiving, and I want things shipshape. House is clean enough already, it'll do. I'm not obsessive about it, just want the kitchen and bathrooms clean, and the dust not too deep elsewhere! I do like my yard looking nice, though.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47335: wait maybe it was holiday inn homemaker? Or the bells of St Marys? It was bing crosby as a priest and some famous woman as a nun?? I cant come up with her name.....HELP!

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47336: Hope homemaker checks in before fungirl drives herself crazy over that Bing Crosby quote!

Romeena, I just finished a turkey, dressing and cranberry sandwich for lunch. Ever eat one of those?

I have been lazy today, just finished watching Hoosiers. Beleive it or not I had never seen it. I am babysitting for my friend's two children but they are easy and keep my two occupied. Still have a few dishes to wash and put away and a load of laundry to do but since I ate that sandwich.....maybe a nap on the couch would suit me better. I keep surfing the channels hoping for a nice Christmas movie since it's the day after Thanksgiving, but nothing much on.

Sure hope your family get-together is a smash, Ro!

The couch is calling me....


November 24, 2006 - Msg 47337: My big chair is calling me, too, but I can't answer the call. Still have nine more reindeer to place and power, need to run to the store, and haven't eaten all day, getting shaky. Guess a spoonful of peanut butter will have to hold me for now, too busy to stop. As for laundry, it can wait, and I'll let the dishwasher do the honors on the dirty dishes. I love that thing, it will do casserole dishes and baked-on stuff just beautifully.

I'm pooped. I should have all those silly deer done, but I found a sick fish in the pond, and started really looking and realized it's very dirty - a thick layer of mulm (the decomposing vegetation and fish waste that builds up on the bottom) that needed to come out. So, have been running the Muck Vac, which is effective but exhausting. I love that pond, but sometimes it sure is a lot of work.

Thanks for the good wishes for tomorrow night, Boo. I don't know about a "smash", but we'll have good fun and some friendly fun. I've got an 18 lb turkey, much more than we'll need, especially with my DIL's mom bringing a smoked brisket, too. I planned for leftovers, because I just love leftover turkey. I can eat it for a week and not get tired of it. If there's any left after that, I freeze it and have it a month or so down the road.

Well, off to place a few more deer, then to the store. Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47338: We sure have been enjoying the leftover here, Ro. What kind of dishwasher do you have, by the way?


November 24, 2006 - Msg 47339: Maybe her dishwasher has a pre-wash feature called a Sugarplum. Might work!


November 24, 2006 - Msg 47340: It's nothing special or fancy, Boo, it's just a GE. The model is Powerscrubber 720. It's several years old, but it has really been a good one, and it's pretty quiet. Not as quiet as a Bosch, but not bad.

Hahaha, Asa! The Plum thinks you have a very good idea, but I disagree. Makes for a dirty little face, and a fat little Plum. She'd sure like to try it, though.

Well, I'm sitting here looking at all my lighted deer. They're so pretty. There's a little sleigh with three reindeer mounted on posts that put them above the ground, and they rock, like they're flying. Five of the others move as well - two bucks and a doe turn their heads from side to side, and two doe raise and lower their heads. One is placed where she appears to be drinking from the pond. Such fun!

Well, I'm off to the grocery store. I'm really too tired to go, but tomorrow I'll be very glad I did, and can just cook without interruption. Everyone have a great evening - Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47341: Okay Fun Girl - checking in and it was WHITE CHRISTMAS with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney sharing hot chocolate over the piano late one evening at the inn run by the general. Oh and this is my favorite movie! Yes Fun Girl you were RIGHT-OLA!

Glad everyone enjoyed Turkey Day!

God Bless us everyone. . .


Here is another one - "Fa Ra Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra RA!"

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47342: Hi All.
Will I run away and no one said a thing about it.
Me holiday was o k we had the family here foor the day.
Now you know why I want all the gum wrappers for.

How plentiful are your gifts, oh Lord,
That you send to us each day;
The loving peace and joy you give
Helps us to cope along life's way.
A happy smile, a cheerul voice
And a heart so filled with love
Are just a few of your blessings
All sent from you above.
May we forever thank you, Lord,
For the blessings you deem to send;
But most of all we thank thee
For being our best and dearest friend.


November 24, 2006 - Msg 47343:
Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Please continue to pray for all our troops. My nephew (only one there now) says that things are getting pretty intense.
Boo- have you ever eaten at the Whataburger by the bay in Corpus Christi?
Hey to Tom! grat poem, thanks.
Spot-did you deep fry or smoke a turkey?
Ro- got the address, thanks,
Pretty busy. Sorry i could not check the archives.

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47344: Thanks for the beautiful poem, Tom. It's so true, we should be forever thankful for our blessings. Sometimes it seems that things are tough, but then I look around, and know it could be worse. God does provide.

I knew I was making a mistake by not stopping to eat today. Ended up having an insulin reaction in the grocery store - sweating and shaking, vision dimming out, couldn't think straight. I found myself near the snack cracker aisle, so just picked up a package of peanut butter crackers and opened them, then made it to the cold drink case and got a Pepsi out of it. In about three minutes, I was feeling okay. Dumb. I know better. I'm just glad it hit me in the store, where help was available, and not while I was working alone in the yard, or driving to the store.

Well, I'm off to the kitchen. I'll get my cranberry sauce cooked tonight, the veggies chopped that go in the dressing so it will go together quickly tomorrow, and make a Key lime pie for my DIL. She loves them! Also will start the fruit draining for the ambrosia salad (pineapple can drain for two days and still be soupy!) I like to get a jump on the preparations so I won't be just worn out tomorrow evening, and will be able to enjoy my family.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 24, 2006 - Msg 47345: Now Romeena, am I going yo have to put you in Time Out?? Take care of yourself, Lady. We love you.

Hey TOM, glad you Thanksgiving was ok.

MDC: Yes, I have eaten at the Whataburger by the bay a couple of times. Why do you ask? Have you been there?


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47346: I know, Boo, it was stupid to go all day without eating. I ate a banana before I left for the store, though, and still had a reaction. No telling what would have happened if I hadn't done that. I've got to be more careful.

Well, cranberries are cooked and cooling, fruit is drained and chilling, turkey has been opened and removable parts removed to finish the thawing, pie is made and chilling, and kitchen is clean. That's enough for tonight. We're not going to eat until 5 pm, so I have plenty of time.

My reindeer looked so pretty, until suddenly everything went off, and it wasn't time. The landscape lights were off too, so that meant the GFI had tripped. Yep, the sprinkler in the island flower bed had come on, some connection got wet and shut the whole thing down. Not to worry, I just unplugged that set of deer, reset the breaker, and all was well. Until the next zone came on, and it tripped again. Unplugged that set of deer, reset the breaker. Next zone kicked in, out they went again. Unplugged the last set of deer, reset the breaker, and now my landscape lights and pond pumps will run fine all night. My assignment for tomorrow is to put my little buckets upside down over the power posts, which I had forgotten to do. That will probably fix it. It did last year, and you'd think I'd have remembered. I think I'm getting old, but don't tell anyone.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47347: hey all menu:eggs your way,toast,grits,sausage pattys,hashbrowns with cheese,fried apple rings and milk,coffee and oj...ready at 7am est.....I will say grace...SPOT the talking dog of this here porch!

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47348: Sounds good Spot. Yer a good pup!
Romeena, I agree with Boo. You better start taking better care of yourself or we'll come sit on you and hold you down. I know those GFI's can be a big pain in the derriere (that's backside for you in Ria-Linda) but they are very important for outdoor applications. Glad to see you have those installed.
Tom, it is ggod to see you back with us. I hope things are well with you.
This 4 day weekend has me all messed up. I woke up this morning thinking it was Sunday. I even took a shower! What a waste. Anyway, we are supposed to get a big storm in here by Tuesday. Boo, lots of snow and bitter cold for us. It has been unseasonably warm the last week or so. We almost hit 70 on Wednesday and our predicted high for Tuesday is 28. So I'm going to hit the lawns at both houses with the riding mower and get the last of the leaves sucked up cause I don't think I'll get another chance after today.
Ya'll behave and act like you got some smarts.


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47349: Oh, Asa, you don't have to worry about me and electrical safety. My handyman/remodeler/do-anything friend, Ted, has installed all the outdoor electrical stuff for me. He's not licensed, but he sure is careful, and on two occasions has told me he wasn't comfortable doing something I wanted done, and gave me the name of a licensed electrician. He insists on those GFIs. I've added a lot of outdoor stuff in the last ten years, and he's put the GFIs on all of it. Once when I got tired of one of them tripping all the time, I asked him if we could do without the GFI (I was being facetious, I knew better) and he quickly answered "Not a chance!" He has added six standing outdoor outlets, hard-wired in six landscape lights, and put in four outlets under the eaves out front, for the Christmas roof lights. All are on GFIs. He's a handy little gadget, that Ted. He and his wife have become my good friends, as well. God is good.

Well, gotta get to work. Must find my little buckets and get those connections covered, and I need to put out the twinkles around the deer as well. Then there's a turkey to cook! Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47350: Homemaker, that quote is from A Christmas Story (the Chinese restraunt) it.

Wow, Romeena, sounds like you got alot accomplished, and with an insulin reaction, too. ha

Wow, ASA, that's pretty cold. That same cold front is supposed to get to my area on Thursday and be a strong one...we'll see. Right now it is 80 degrees here and breezy.


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47351: Here's a quote from a movie: "He's barking for the Yak Woman now"...


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47352: Hey porch, sounds like everybody had a nice holiday. I did too. Had about 35 for dinner, and we did it at the restaurant. I figured that's where the commercial dishwasher is, and all the room we might need. I had invited some employees. A few came and had their first American Thanksgiving. Felt good. Real good.

I've still got 3 baths to give(not counting dogs),but I'll be back later.

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47353: Ha Boo, Thats Cousin Eddy talking about his oldest son who works in the carnival. Ain't he a gem?
Mavis, you really thought of me when you got your toolbelt calender? LOL
Romeena, it seems odd to hear you talking about your sprinkling system shorting out your Christmas lights. We quit watering around here in mid October. Our tree's get so dry they start whistling for the dogs to come to them. Actually everything here goes dormant by then so they don't need water.
Well I got all the leaves mowed up so when it snows it won't mat down the grass. I throw them on the garden and till em in. Great compost.
I guess I'll go find some dinner and plug in a Christmas movie. Might just watch CV Boo. All your quotes got me in the mood.


How about this one.
"Are there no workhouses, are there no prisons?"

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47354: Asa, is that from "Scrooge" or "Christmas Carol"?
What is "CV"?
Here's another...
"I DOUBLE dog dare ya!"


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47355: Hey Millie, that's from Christmas Carol.
CV is Christmas Vacation
I double dog dare ya is from Christmas Story, one of my favorites.


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47356: Boy, my wife spent the day decorating the house.
It looks like Christmas threw up in here. LOL


November 25, 2006 - Msg 47357: HA! Very funny, ASA (not to your wife, I'll bet).

We are in the process of decorating the tree and it looks so pretty. I still have about 20 glass balls to go. I am using various forms of gold and red and some old glass ornaments from Bruce's mom. A few of the kind of ornaments that kids like and I stuck my old plastic santa in his sleigh (from the 60's) in the middle of the tree. I used some white lights and some of the old-fashioned colored ones like we all used to have on our trees as children so the tree looks kind of vintage/traditional...I love it. I will send some pictures of it to Ro.

Bruce just told me that we will probably be in our own house by next Christmas...I sure hope so. I am going to have two trees in the new house. One in the front that can be seen by the road and one in the living room at the back of the house. I am thinking about getting one of those live trees with the rootball on it that you can transplant after Christmas. Have any of you ever done that?

I'm pretty tired so I guess I will finish up and get a shower. Hope you all have a great evening. Glad your thanksgiving went well, Millie!


Here's a quote along the same lines as above..."Go ahead and do it, Smart A*s!"~

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47358: Was a cold day over here! Almost snowed, it was hailing for a while. Might still snow tonight.

Boo, I love decorating the tree! It's so much fun, and it's so beutifull when it's complete. I've always used a fake tree, but this year I might try to do two, a fake and a real.

Keep warm and take care.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47359: Thanks, Boo it was a good one. I think we may do our tree tommorow after church. We usually don't do it this early, but I think we need a dose of Christmas spirit.

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47360: OOps, Sorry Warren! Didin't mean to rock over ya! Hope you are well.

November 25, 2006 - Msg 47361: oh, and also,

"Merry Christmas you ol' Savings and Loan!"


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47362: Hey, somebody posted over a Miss Crumps just now as "Buckeye"......Asa, or anyone, is this our Mayor?

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47363: That's from "It's a Wonderful Life", when Jimmy Stewart realizes he's got his life back, and is running down the street wishing everyone and everything a merry Christmas.

I agree, DWF, I love the Christmas tree. It's so beautiful, and so festive. My former pastor used to say that he was just convinced that Jesus would have enjoyed a pretty Christmas tree! I used real trees for years, and shopping for it was a huge production for my family. Two years before my husband died, we were unable to find a tree I liked, after looking for two days, so he talked me into buying an artificial one, promising that I could get a real one the next year if I didn't like it. Actually, I liked it, and now I'm glad I have it, because shopping for a tree without him would definitely be no fun.

Boo, I've often thought about getting one of those rooted trees, but wonder how they would fare in our Texas summers? Not too well, I'm thinking.

Well, the storm has passed, dinner was a big success, all of us ate too much, and the 3-yr old grandson fell in the fishpond, while trying to reach the umbrella fountain. His 5-yr old brother pulled him out, then came in the house and told us about it! Poor Hudson, he was shivering and squalling, but unhurt. I think he learned something about fishponds. They're wet! (teehee)

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47364: Evenin" Ro! Funny story about the boys. Have a good night!

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47365: Hey Millie! Nice to see ya!

I know what ya mean Romeena, some tradition's just arn't the same without someone you've always done the tradition with.

Well, I better get some sleep now. Getting cold in the house, and I want to get warm under the covers.

Have a good sleep.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47366: Good Sunday Morning at work,will keep the Church lights on and watch services on TV...breakfast will be on me...sausage and egg bisquits and coffee and oj...kinda a quick on the go for Church....well let me get reports done...prayers ...SPOT

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47367: Boy oh boy Spot. You can sit on my porch any old time with talent like that.

Ro, we have bought real tree's forever until last year. We bought a fake one, and it looks nice. The best part is I ain't worried about it drying out and catching fire. We have had some trees in the past that were real bad. One in fact I took it down Christmas night cause it was so dead. By the time I got it out the door most of the needles were gone. We always by some fresh clippings so my wife can make a wreath and still have the Christmas tree smell in the house. So much of the season to me is associated with the aromas.

Boo, we did a live tree one year. The biggest problem I had was when I took it out after Christmas and tried digging a hole for it, the ground was frozen. I had to use a pick. The tree did great, but it was the last one I did. To much work, and getting the tree in and out with the rootball was a pain. Your quote was from Christmas Story also Boo.

Lets meet over at Millies and help her decorate her tree. Maybe she'll bake us a pie for our efforts.

Nice to see you DWF. Hows things?

Well it really is the Sabbath today. Not sure if we are going to preaching or not though. Gotta see how the Mrs feels. She wasn't feeling to good last night, bless her heart.

Ya'll be good, and say a prayer for us.


Oh and I don't think that was our Mayor over at Crumps Millie. I think he'd be back here if he was back on line again.

Here's a quote..."Look what you did you little jerk!"

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47368: Good Morning Porch! Just got a quick minute, I have tried & tried to get these 4-legged "kids" of mine to clean this house & they just refuse, so guess I need to do it myself. Be back in a bit.

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47369: Oh, Asa I didn't get that toolbelt calendar, saw it in a magazine, but yes, I did think of you & your toolbelt. :)

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47370: I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!

You'll shoot you eye out!

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47371: Prayers for your wife Asa.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47372: Ro, glad your family get-together went well! Warren said, "...some traditions just aren't the same without someone you've always done the tradition with."~well put, Warren; very true. Sometimes when I am trying to get those old Christmas feelings back that I had as a child, I think about how so many of the people that shared them with me are now gone.

Here is another movie quote but this one is a little more difficult, I think: "They were a birthday present from my wife on my last birthday. I was wearing them I died".


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47373: Oh yes, prayers for your wife and you, ASA


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47374: Afternoon Y'all! I see Asa's been asking about me-I've just been busy decorating my rock for Christmas is all. Asa, it pretty much looks as if "Christmas has thrown up" all over my place too! Ha!That was a good one!! Hope your wife is feeling better.
Oh,Asa,I thought about you on Thanksgiving too- my nephew (who's a musician of sorts) was practicing his bongos-sounded almost as good as you when you're working at the Gigolo Club!
Well,this was certainly "Asa oriented"- not to overlook all of the other fine Porchsters. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. Mine was nice,even with the bongo-ing!
Y'all have a good night!
possum under a rock

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47375: Quick hey to the porch. We made it home safe and sound from our Thanksgiving journey to Ohio and Ky. I'm putting away laundry and thought about y'all. I believe the movie you're talking about is the movie that I'm watching now- "It's a Wonderful Life". I watched the original 34th Street earlier while folding the laundry.
Hope all are well. Prayers!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47376: Good evening, all. Lucy, I love both of those movies. They're so good. "It's A Wonderful Life" was one of my husband's favorites. We watched it several times every year. Our kids gave him a set one year, with both the colorized and the black-and-white versions in it. He watched them both, and declared the B&W his favorite. It's mine, too.

Here's a quote for you all - (hint) it's not a Christmas movie by a long shot, but it's a funny line, one that my hubby picked up on and used to get himself out of the doghouse many, many times.

"It was just all kind of horrifyin', hon!"

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47377: I have NO clue, Romeena! Give us another hint, please...

I have never seen the color version of It's A Wonderful Life. I watched the Black and White version yesterday and wanted to cry at the end (as usual). Such a wonderful message in a movie. I wonder what I have brought to this life and what things would be like if I had not been born....

You were right about the quote, Lucy!

Hey to Possum. I am taking it easy on the Christmas decorations this year. When I had my house, I really decorated and now my decorations are in storage. I can't wait till I get in my house and can unpack and use my decorations. That will be fun. I will send ya'll lots of pictures then.

Here's a quote from???: "I want to be a dentist..."


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47378: Hey, Boo. here's another line from the same movie. "Son, you got a pantie on yore head!" --Romeena

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47379: Hi All this was a nice day.
We did have good thanksgiving.
My siss just called me and told me some bad new, one of his husband family was shot on thaksgiving and is nopt going to makit and to night one of his brother family was kill on the road win someone cross the lione .
So she and hre husband family can used all the prayer tonight


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47380:
Hey Folks

Wanted to stop by and say, hey! .... Hey!
About a week ago Friday everything around here kind of went sideways. Looking a bit better now.

Romeena-Wow, my first day back and you're quoting one of my all-time favs,
"Raising Arizona"

"Biology and the prejudices of others conspired to keep us childless."


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47381:
Just in case I can't stop by tomorrow here's another one Romeena.

"There's right and there's right and never the t'wain shall meet."


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47382: I think I'm gonna have to rent that Raising Arizona. I don't think I've seen that one but it sure sounds funny.

Well, the kids go back to school tomorrow so back on schedule...It sure was nice not having to get up at the crack of dawn and start the day running.
I really enjoyed this Thanksgiving week. Friday and Saturday I rested and watched alot of TV, went shopping..did some things I like to do instead of work, work, work. Now, it's time to start getting ready for Christmas and Colorado. Got all my shopping done for Erin but not for Sean...I have to get my Christmas cards ready to send, etc.

Well, guess I should make myself go to sleep at a decent hour so I can get out of bed tomorrow.

MDC, I heard something the other day from my sister that I wanted to tell you. She heard a dr on TV talking about Melatonin and he said it was a powerful antioxidant cancer-fighter. That was new to me. I kind of stopped taking it for some reason so now I am starting back.

Hope you all have a peaceful sleep and good Monday.

Prayers for those you mentioned, TOM.


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47383: Hey, auh2o, it's one of my favorites, too. It had its crude moments at times, but was handled with such finesse, it just wasn't offensive. The roughcut people and the cerebral speech, the contrast was just hilarious.

"Mind you don't hurt yourself, Mordecai." My family still quotes that one, when one of the kids is getting too rowdy, especially in the house. As one parent goes to corral the kid, the other parent (or an aunt, uncle or grandparent) is quoting that line. Too funny!

"Oh, he's just a little angel straight from Heaven!" (gush, gush) Couldn't you have just slapped her?

Sorry, folks, I know this is supposed to be a Christmas quote-a-thon, and I'm not sure how I got on that particular non-Christmas movie. Guess it's because somebody said the Mordecai line last night when the little grandson fell in the fishpond, knocking over the umbrella fountain and scaring the bejabbers out of the fish. It was just all kinda horrifyin'. --Romeena

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47384: Here's another quote for ya: "...does your cat by any chance like Jello?"....


November 26, 2006 - Msg 47385: Do rent it, Boo. It's really funny. Actually, it's funnier the second time, if you let a little time pass between viewings. You'll catch lines the second time that you missed the first time around. It's one of Nicolas Cage's best, I think, and Holly Hunter was great, too.

Tom, I'm sorry to hear about the tragic events in your family. Please let those folks know that your porch friends are praying for them.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

"Zuzu's petals!"

November 26, 2006 - Msg 47386: Can't identify the quote, Boo, but it reminds me of what happened last night. My son's dog, the adorable Wheaton Terrier, Bentley, is taller than we realized. He managed to sneak unseen into the kitchen after we finished dinner, and got a very large bite out of the pumpkin pie that was sitting on the counter! So he's now known as Pumpkin Breath. Love that dog! --Romeena

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47387: In answer to Boo
I don't know about the cat Clark, but I'm sure enjoying it. You wanna load me up there Art? It's gooo-oood!


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47388: Ha! That's funny, RO. Sounds like you had some interesting moments between the children and pets. I think I have seen Raising Arizona years ago, or at least part of it. I will try to rent it.

I figured you would catch that quote, ASA...guess it was too easy.

I'll have to think of one that is a bit more challenging since it's hard to stump you, ASA.

Better go get the kids ready for school. Last night I was feeling a bit sad about them going back. I have really enjoyed having them home with me but I think I am ready to send them back and tackle the mound of laundry in the bathroom! I have put it off for 4 whole days so you can imagine how much there is.


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47389: Did someone say they were doing laundry?


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47390: Good morning everyone. I just finished reading the archives. Sounds like y'all have had a nice Christmas quote-a-thon going. I knew HM's "White Christmas" quote; it's the Mrs.' favorite holiday movie and I've seen it probably 20 times. I think I could dance the routines (if I could dance). Here's a quote for you:

"Surely if my wife can endure a big headache tomorrow you can handle one tonight." That's from my favorite holiday movie.

We had a very nice Thanksgiving. Except we didn't have any sweet potatoes; I have no idea what my mother was thinking! Besides that, dinner was great. (And, no, I am not serious and didn't complain.)

My great uncle was there and I only see him about once a year. I didn't really know him well when I was a kid because he wasn't able to really visit, and couldn't come to family things. It was truly inspiring talking to him. He has had a difficult life but is a positive, Christian man. He and his wife had one child, who was seriously mentally handicapped. When he was born the doctors told them that he had no chance of survival beyond age five. Well, they took him home and took care of him there for 35 years. Mentally, their son never progressed beyond a three-year-old. All those years one attended church, went shopping, to a wedding or funeral, while the other stayed and took care of him. Most of us never saw the two of them together; one time we'd see her, the next time him, etc. They considered it a joy to take care of their son and never considered insititutionalizing him, even when they got older and found it very difficult to bathe him and change his diapers. Their son died about seven years ago, and they sold the house they had built. (The two of them actually built it; she would prepare the materials or do light construction during the day, and he would do the heavy stuff when he got home from work until bedtime. They did that for two years until the house was built. That was about 1950.) They moved into an assisted-living facility (they were nearly 80) and thought they'd do some traveling and just spend some time together. A few months later, my great aunt was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, went downhill fast, and died the next year. My uncle decided to stay on the Alzheimer's wing that they had moved to and still helps out with the other patients. He remains convinced that he has led a great life and owes it all to the Lord. What a touching testimony he was to me on Thanksgiving.

Well, I better get back to work.


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47391: BOO: I didn't mean to imply that your trees were scrubby; I just know that from my visits to the Dallas area, at least, you don't find that many large trees.

Also, We used to get live trees. Seven out of eight lived. The trick is to dig the whole in the fall, ASA. You can't leave them in the house too long, either. Two weeks is max. Just be sure to have help moving it or expect to blow something out. It always seemed ridiculous to spend the money to but a tree to throw out in January, when you could spend, like, $15 more a get a tree to enjoy for years. Well, that was until I got a little older. Now the thought of hauling in a heavy root ball makes my bad hurt thinking about it.

AUH2O: I hope that all is well.


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47392: Good Mornin',
Today is my 30th birthday! I guess I'm officially an adult. Knowing it bothers me, hubby has decided to rub it in even though he's in his 40's! He did take off today and we'll go to lunch later.
Well, I have some things to do and hubby also ribs me about my Mayberry friends. So, not to endure more kidding I'll check in later tonight. Have a Mayberry Day!

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47393: Me-They- The original Miracle on 43th street!

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47394: Happy birthday LUCY! Oh, to be 30 again. I did teh same thing to my Mrs. when she turned 30 a few years ago (I was 39). You can imagine the ribbing I endured when I hit the big 4-0.

And, you are almost correct with your answer; you're just 9 streets off :).


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47395: "I've killed it. . aaugh, everything I touch gets ruined."

What's that quote from? Another favorite of mine - it wouldn't be Christmas without this movie/video/cartoon!


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47396: "Charlie Brown Christmas." A true classic made the year I was born. Two classics? ;)


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47397: My stars! Between that beautiful story about Me-They's aunt and uncle, and all the nonsense you folks are throwing around, I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I love Mayberry!

I wish you all could see my yard. I still have roses blooming, a huge spread of impatiens is glowing over by the arbor, the angel's trumpet (brugmansia) has nine huge yellow blossoms dangling from it, each at least 8" across the bell, and an iris has opened! With freezing weather on the way by Wednesday, I'll cut the iris tomorrow and bring it inside. Also, my plumeria has to come inside. It's huge, in an enormous pot, and probably weighs 300 lbs. My sweet neighbor, who owns the garden center and sold me the plant in the first place, said he'd come by this evening and bring it in for me. It's a true tropical, and doesn't like it any colder than 38. Good friends - what a blessing!

Well, guess I'll go rustle up some lunch. Should be easy, with all the leftovers I've got! I'm glad we had put the turkey away before Bentley made his raid on the kitchen. All he got was pumpkin pie. Silly dog.

Sugarplum says ho, ho, ho! --Romeena

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47398: You are so right - you are a classic!


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47399: hey everyone ,hope thanksgiving went well ,looks like it did by the posts I have read,TOM.. prayers those you mentioned


November 27, 2006 - Msg 47400: To Deputy Warren Msg 47365 and Boo Msg 47372, you both brought up good reasons why depression is common around family get-together holidays. The people of my past were so much a part of the celebration that without them present, my enthusiasm is diminished significantly.

To Tom Msg 47379, that is so sad to hear about the violence involving your sister's family. I will say some prayers for them. But I'm glad to hear your Thanksgiving was good.

Here's my movie quote. But in reality, it's lyrics to a song sung in the movie. Let's see how smart you folks really are ...
"Silver Bells, Silver Bells, it's Christmas time in the city."
"Ring a ling, hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas Day."
Name the movie and the famous male singer who was not really known for his singing.
HINT - it's not really a Christmas movie!

from Poor Horatio

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47401:
Whew, spent my whole lunch hour just getting caught up. will post more later.

November 27, 2006 - Msg 47402: Me-They, I still have not stopped crying. Thank you so much for sharing the story of your Aunt and Uncle. Just last night as I was spending some time alone in prayer I was talking over some things with the Lord about being a better servant to my family. Sometimes I have the tendancy to think that taking care of my family is less important than doing other things (like church work, etc). I know that is wrong. I was asking the Lord to change me and make me more patient in serving them. Somehow I keep feeling like I have to "do" more. When I read what your Uncle said about his "great life" I was just overwhelmed. I think the Lord had you share that with us. You're such a blessing.

By the way, I am doing laundry. Throw your stuff on the pile.

I have no clue what movie the song is from, PH. Someone else will have to take that one.

Your yard sounds so nice, Ro. Could you take some pictures of your, "exterior illumination" soon and post them on your photo site? Please??

Gotta get back to the laundry, then the store and then a report card conference with Erin's teacher after school.


Oh and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to LUCY!!