January 03, 2007 - Msg 48219:
P-H...Good thoughts about the song lyrics. A lot of that goes on in song writing even today. Put just enough "sugar" on it to be appealing. It's kinda like putting chocolate on a cricket and calling it a fancy feast.... well you can put all the chocolate in the world on it but to me it's still a BUG. That's the way I believe the enemy uses music.....put just enough to be appealing. Now don't missunderstand me...I listen to other things beside Christian music. I like oldies, 70's, country, etc.. But I believe some songs have hidden messages that is rooted in New Age. That's just my thoughts.

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48220:
Boo-The kids are 10 & 13 and the best of friends, thanks for asking.

Millie-Spaghetti sounds great.

Goober-Thanks and best regards to you.

I read this commentary http://www.townhall.com/columnists/JonahGoldberg/2007/01/03/charitable_nation by Jonah Goldberg (one of my favorite writers) today, it is right in line with the topic we've been discussing. Maybe Poor Horatio could make an actual link to it I think you'll would find it quite interesting.


January 03, 2007 - Msg 48221:
Rev-Hey! "Chocolate on a cricket" now that is rich! Good one.


January 03, 2007 - Msg 48222: I agree Rev,there is alot of hidden messages in music.they try to desensitize us like you said,by making the song sound like it is ok,but,if you really listen,there are alot of other messages going on.Prayers for everyone-ky girl

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48223: hi auh20,didn't see you there-ky girl

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48224: Evenin' Porch,
Another end to another day. Aren't we blessed to be alive?
Auh20- 10 & 13 are both pivotal ages for girls. Are they both Daddy's girls? My sister is the daddy's girl and I'm the mama's girl in our family. Do you have any son's?
Rev- What area of the country are you going to this tour? That was really sweet of your wife to order those dvd's for you. Hubby makes fun of my love of TAGS so I doubt he'd buy any for me. I check them out at my library as often as I can.
Everyone have a wonderful day tomorrow. Millie, you try to get some sleep tonight!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48225: PH is probally right on Lennon's writing of "Imagine", but if you listen to the song the way it is and how the lyric's actually are instead of how the song was INTENDED to be written, the message is still the same, or at least I think so.

No harm meant, just my thoughts.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48226: DWF- I understand what you mean in a way. You just mean how wonderful it would be if we all got along. I'm not saying that I like the song or anything, but just the thought of us all living in a shiny happy world where there was no violence, prejudice, or maliciousness. That would be nice.
Okay, Goodnite y'all!

January 03, 2007 - Msg 48227: Well, words aside, I think the music and the way Lennon sings it is very pretty. I dig just about anything the beatle did...(notice the 70's lingo...just threw that in for interest. Groovy, huh?).

Auh2o, your girls remind me of my sister and I. She was 5 years older but it was just the two of us after I turned 5 and we have always been the best of buddies. My brother in law still says we're joined at the hip. Sounds strange but I think he's jealous. Anyway, I hope your girls remain close because if they do it will be one of the most rewarding things in life. When I hear Mavis talk about how her sister treats her it just makes me want to cry because I know what she is missing, especially now that her mom has gone on to be with the Lord.

Warren, I hope you don't feel picked on and will continue to share your feelings with us anytime. I care about you and your opinions and want you to feel free to express them.

I'm going to go take a look at that site Auh2o told us about.


January 03, 2007 - Msg 48228: ok...that was supposed to be beatleS and, "my sister and myself".


January 03, 2007 - Msg 48229: Just finished the article, Aua2o, loved it, especially the part about God being replaced by state in Europe. It goes right along with something I heard on the radio today. They were discussing a book which I didn't get the name of but the author was talking about the spread of Islam in Europe and that because of the selfish nature of many Europeans and their rejection of religion, they have stopped having children (too much expense and trouble) while the Islamic are having many, hence, Islam is rapidly growing. Interesting. Romeena, if you are reading this, I think you would really like the article Auh2o posted. It reminds me of many things you have said about the welfare system.

Well, I have talked enough. You people need a break.


January 03, 2007 - Msg 48230:

DWF, I think John Lennon had good intentions with "Imagine" too. I understand the "imagine there's no heaven" passage. I've always perceived it to be a reference to the bad that's done "in the name of God" by misguided people. It's a shame the way His name has been misused to justify oppression and abuse. Some of the kindest hearted people I've ever known were/are agnostics or even athiests, but even though they're gentle people, I have to admit to worrying about them and praying for them. That said, I have no doubt that there are folks who do the right thing, religion notwithstanding; some folks are just decent inside. I truly believe, however, that faith in God keeps us on the right track and keeps us trying to do what's right and good.

Well, Christmas break is over and the little darlings head back to school tomorrow. I really enjoy it when they're home, but I know they get cabin fever! At this age, they really need to be with their friends. Just because their old mom is content to be a hermit doesn't mean they are! I remember all too well what it was like to be in high school. Sure is hard watching them become adults, though. Their first driving lesson was a few nights ago... oh my! Who here has been through that? How did you handle it? I can't even begin to imagine watching them drive off all by themselves in a car...



January 03, 2007 - Msg 48231: I was going to shut up for the night but after I read DES's post I wanted to share something with her. I used to think alot about "good" people vs. "bad" people, because as you said, there are some very nice people who don't claim to be Christians (and some nasty ones who do!). I was thinking about what I was like, myself before becomming one. If you had known me you would have said I was a nice, caring girl who basically did what my parents told me to and was kind to animals, etc., but the truth is, I remember what I was really like on the inside. I was doing most of the right things on the outside but was pretty hateful on the inside. I was very angry and if someone treated me badly I really hated them. There was no idea or desire to forgive anyone, my motive was revenge. I had a dark heart, that's for sure and I remember wanting to do wrong when I could get away with it. I was afraid of getting caught but had no joy in doing right. Did I also do some good things, and did I love certain people? Of course I did, but I am a much different person now than I was then, thank God. I think the regeneration of the soul is a mystical thing that we can't understand fully but it is the difference between a true Christian and those who aren't. It makes us different, even though we don't always act that way. When I think back, though, and it's been a long time, I am so thankful to God for taking my dark heart and making it new. From the day I was born again, besides the joy I felt, that was the thing that changed the most; I didn't hate anymore. Praise the Lord...it's so much better this way. Thank you Jesus.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48232: Goodnight everyone.

~De§~ and Boo, very well said, although I dis-agree in some area's. But hey, like I've said before we all have different opinion's and thought's.

Sleep tight.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48233: Hi.

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48234: I agree, Des, It's scary! I've been thru it twice and still remember every detail riding with my kids for the first time after they got their license. The clenched fists, rapid heartbeat, huge lump in my throat. And that's before you get in the car. The time I spent pottering around our neighborhood when they had their learners permit was nothing compared to when they take the folks on a road trip on the freeway. I found myself smiling apologetically out my window to passing cars, wondering if they could feel my pain. Anyway, I got thru it. Both my kids turned out to be good drivers, and 8 and 10 years later they still are good drivers. My therapy sessions ended long ago and everything worked out in the end.
I like the song Imagine.

Otis: "I seen temptation coming, but it seen me coming too."

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48235: Morning Porch

Boo-A side from their salvation remaining best friends is one of my most fervent hopes for them. I know what you mean about the connection you and your sister have my wife and her sister have the same type of relationship. It's scary how they seem to know what's going on without even having to speak to each other.

I am glad you liked the article. About the spread of Islam in Europe, I have heard some political commentators make similar statements about Liberal familles in an America, abortion is sighted as one of the reasons that Liberal families tend to be smaller than Conservative families.

Lucy-I hope they're Daddy's girls people tell me they are. I know they mean the world to me. Lots of nephews but no sons. You're right about them being at pivotal ages but all appears to be going well.

DWF-I really appreciate the sprite that was intended with your Imagine post. Thanks again for taking the time to share that with us.

~De§~I don't know if you happened to have read my post the other day about one of my Psychology Professors. He was a devote atheist but if you didn't know that would have thought he could have been a minister. It was hard for me to take in at the time. I still feel for the man.

Well, we're having one of Lucy's sunshiny days here today and it is gonna reach the mid-50's. That don't happen much around here in January so I'm going to go do some yard work. That don't happen much around here in January either.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48236:
Boo-That should read, "...Liberal families in America"

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48237: Good morning everyone. Another day of beautiful weather here, which is really starting to freak me out; it should be cold. Sorry I was AWOL yesterday, but I stayed home to take care of a sick baby and very, very tired momma. Tired, crying babies don't mix so well with moms who haven't slept in 24 hours. All are doing much better today.

About the M*A*S*H discussion, I understand MILLIE's discomfort about it's seemingly anti-American attitude but I agree completely with ROMEENA's comments. (I also with agree with BOO that it's just plain funny.) The only thing I can add is that it's not anti-American to question and care about life, but it would be not to "do one's duty." That's what the surgeons on teh show did; they never walked away from doing their duty, no matter how much they disagreed with the war. And, on another level, even though soldiers see death and destruction all around them in war, imagine the constant parade of carnage that battlefield surgeons must endure. Surely that would effect all but the most dense (i.e., Frank Burns). I definietly don't recommend the show for kids because of the adult themes but I still enjoy watching it every once in awhile. Oh, yeah, I hated the movie, too: offensive and not funny.

Again, thanks for all your comments on my recent thoughts. All your comments are valued. Even yours, AUH2O ;) (and no offense taken).

I was really into the Beatles when I was in high school, had all their recording and read alot about them. I since sort of feel out of love with their music but still enjoy it from time to time. "Imagine" kind of disturbed me, too. But, I always was more of a McCartney fan anyway. I did have Lennon's "Double Fantasy" album (his last) and loved it. Of course, I had to skip every other song on it (every other song was done by Yoko Ono). That women may have talent in some area, but it's certainly not music. They couldn't even play that stuff at Guantanamo Bay.

AUH2O and DES: While I personally enjoy being around "good people," I think BOO hit on something in her nighttime post last night. Although there is human virtue in kind acts, there is no eternal salavation; that is offered as a gift. It's interesting that you regard your professor as a "devout" (or was that "devoted?") atheist, AUH2O; atheism, in it's own way, is just like a religion.

Well, I could go on, and on...and on...but work calls. And it sounds just like my boss. I stop back later.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48238: BOO: I know all about "groovy;" Nora got season one of the "Brady Bunch" for Christmas so I've had it up to here (I'm pointed at my forehead) with "groovy" lately. That, and "Little House on the Prarie," are her favorite shows. I don't have a problem at all with either of them. Even the "Brady Bunch" has wholesome themes of honesty, respecting your parents, etc. I gotta tell you, it is kind of refreshing to watch a family comedy where the father is not a joke who is ridiculed by his family and is actually portrayed as respected and thoughtful. So, when she pops it in, I grit my teeth and think, she could be begging me to watch any number of other contemporary sitcoms.

"It's a sunchine day, everybody's smilin', a sunshine day, everybody's laughin'..."

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48239: Based on your comments above, AUH2O, maybe they should use that for a slogan:

"Conservatives have more fun" Hehe.

LUCY: Are you taling about Carter's "An Hour Before Daybreak?" If you enjoyed it, try his "Living Faith." It's really inspiring to hear an president discuss his faith on such a deep level and not just in sound bites.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48240: Oh thanks, Me-They, I gagged on my coffee at that last mental image (Sunshine Day)....That's great that Nora wants to watch the wholesome shows (I just hope she never finds out what Mr. Brady didn't really like girls...ha). You made me think of something that happened the other day with Erin. Sometimes I allow her to watch Disney Channel in her room, unsupervised (bad idea), and she was talking about "That's So Raven"...she was pretending to be Raven and said, "I'm having a vision". Well, that got my attention and I asked her, "Why would you say that?" and she replied (very casually) "Raven's a psyhcic (don't know how to spell it)". I told her I was sorry but she couldn't watch it and explained a little about what the bible teaches. Well, last night she came and told me Raven was on and could she watch it just one more time. I was proud of her for asking my permission but had to say no and offered to play a game with her instead. Now, it really bugs me that I would have to worry about what my child watches on Disney Channel and why is there a witch character in Dora the Explorer?

Hazel, your post was hilarious. Thanks for the laugh this morning.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48241: Well, BOO, as far as Mr. Brady goes, I guess that was "the actor of the man"...

Johnnny Bravo
(a.k.a. Me-They)

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48242: Will I see why some of the old porcchsitter have not come here?
Wair is the friendle and nice place that was called Mayberry ?
It look like you all have chang and lost see of thing as time came aline.

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48243: I feel your pain there, BOO. You can't let them watch anything anymore without viewing it first. It's downright sad. That's why we mainly stick with the stuff we know.

Speaking of psychics, has anyone seen the new show "Psych," which follows "Monk" (I love this show, go figure) on USA? The premise is that these two guys open up a psychic agency that helps teh police solve crimes. The rub is that they are faking it and mostly relying on the one guys superior noticing skills and plain old gumshoe work. It stars Dule Hill (Charlie from "West Wing") and another guy.It's very entertaining.

Sam the Butcher (M-T)

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48244: that's psychic...


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48245: To message 48242: I think the folks here are real nice, maybe you need to stick around and not form such a quick opinion of the place.

They are fake psychics? That's funny, Johnny Bravo.

Katie Carry-All (a.k.a. Boo)

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48246: I was here wair this place was about the and how it was.
Now you all have may it should like one of a bad magazine .

Mr C.

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48247:
Me-They Glad to hear things are better at home. I meant that he was a devoted atheist (maybe that's the wrong tense, I missed English that day) Devoted was my interpretation but atheist is how he described himself. My daughters also love "Little House" just love it.

Here's a Mark Twain quote that has always stuck with me and I think it falls in line with our current discussion,
"What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself” (I think I got that right)

God Bless,

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48248:
Wow! What happened?

Mr C.- Sorry that you feel that way. I love TAGS but what I have found is that I love discussions with other people that like TAGS, kindred spirits, if you will. Hope you give us another chance and again I apologize if I have offended you.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48249: Hi All.
Anice day the sun.
You are looking at song that mak you stop and think about how this world is going .
Will here one that may people mad over it .
I do not no who sige it , but it was called
DEA MR JUSES. IT was about a little gril writing a lettler to God asked a qus about abuse .
Mr C. this is a happy city that we can all come to be friend and git some help what thing that bug us at time.
So if you do not like it I feel sorry for you.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48250: Good morning ya'll - just taking a little Mayberry break. . .school is back in session - been at work since Tuesday. The rain is supposed to come in again today. This way there are no snow days to make up but we might have a mud delay!

My boys are into watching Hee Haw right now - they really like Jr. Samples and all the comedy bits. It is pretty clean and the Hee Haw honeys are still there. They received Dukes of Hazzard T-shirts for Christmas. We are definitely in the wrong time zone. My youngest one said he wished he lived on Walton's mountain - he thought that it would be pretty fun. We saw several episodes of The Waltons over break.

I am sorry you don't like us Mr. C. - we are pretty decent folk.

Take care everyone. . .I'll talk to you all when I get the chance. . .


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48251: Hey, HM, how goes kidbirth?

Sorry that you have found us wanting, Mr. C. Like has been said, we try to be okay people. And no one here would take such a magazine ("Barney!" "Well, there are some good articles in there.") By the way, have you seen Potsie?

AUH2O: My favorite Twain quote is about Jane Austen, for whom we share an opinion (sorry all you Austen fans): "Every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone." Another Twain quote that makes you think: "There has been only one Christian; they caught him and crucified him--early." The man had an insightful wit.

"When it's time to change, it's time to chaaaange..."

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48252:
M-T Potsie? What about Chuck? He went to his room and never came out. Of course, I am speaking of the Cunningham's Chuck and not our Chuck here on the Porch.

I love that Twain quote, about Austen, but I wonder, why does he say "every time I read 'Pride and Prejudice'..." why so many times if he doesn't care for it or is that not why he wants to beat her.

homemaker-"The Walton's" are another favorite here. My youngest asked me, awhile back, why they don't make show "new ones" of "The Walton's" and "Little House"? When I told her that those shows were hits when I was a kid and that there hasn't been "new ones" for years, she didn't believe. Then she asked why nobody makes shows like that now. I told her I don't know why. Wouldn't it be great to be able and sit with your kids and watch something new like those old shows. Maybe something old could be new again.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48253: Your daughter makes a lot of sense, AUH2O. Anybody ever see the Disney series "Avonlea" from about a decade or so ago? It's based on Anne of Green Gables, I think. Nora really liked a movie about Anne and I've been thinking about pursuing finding the series.

AUH2O: Regarding Twain's opinion of Austen, these other quotes from him clears up any misunderstandings: "Jane Austen? Why I go so far as to say that any library is a good library that does not contain a volume by Jane Austen. Even if it contains no other book." Discussing another author, "To me his prose is unreadable--like Jane Austen's. No there is a difference. I could read his prose on salary, but not Jane's. Jane is entirely impossible. It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death." Finally, "I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy...."

Sorry so verbose today.

"Goodnight, John-Boy"

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48254: Are you guys sure those are Mark Twain's quotes? I thought Calvin Coolidge said those things.
- Hazel

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48255: Calvin Coolidge didn't say everything, y'know, HAZEL.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48256: Hey gang...busy here at work...back in just a bit....sorry....anybody cooking or should i get it?...SPOT

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48257: Will I see no one saw me come in .
Will it became a nice day now tomorror calleding for raint (nut).I asked a qus but no one it.

love tom

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48258: HAHAHA!! You folks are splitting my sides...you have such quick wit, and those Twain quotes about Jane Austen!

Auh2o, my favorite Happy Days episode (besides the very first one where Richie keeps leaning on the doorbell at his date's front door) is the Christmas episode when Chuck is trying to fix the broken mechanical Santa and it nearly beats him to death with a package. Anybody remember that one? I like Chuck and think it was a mistake to do away with him. If they were going to do away with someone it should have been Potsie (in my opinion).

Homemaker, sounds like your kids are a couple of.....(singing) "Good 'ol boyssss"!

"Goodnight Jim Bob"

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48259: I'm sorry, TOM. I don't know the answer to your question but one of our friends here might.

I guess you're it for dinner, SPOT.

Signing off until next week...


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48260: There you are, TOM...."It's a nice day, if it don't rain".


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48261: Didn't see you there, BOO. Both the "Happy Days" episodes you mentioned are from the first season. That season was my favorite. The shows were much more focused on Ritchie and "teen" dilemmas. Fonzie only played a minor role. I even liked the way it was filmed; in the first season, the episodes were filmed like a movie (the "look" was much like "American Grafitti") and you got to see exterior shots of Arnold's, etc. By the second season, it was done as every other sitcom using three cameras and fell into its usual plotlines. You can really see the visual difference when you what episodes back-to-back. You may (or may not have) noticed that in season one the theme song was not "Happy Days" as it was for the rest of the run; it was "Rock Around the Clock."

Well that's it for now. Have a great one.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48262: Dear Mr. Jesus, I just had to write to you

Something really scared me, when I saw it on the news

Tom - I am hoping this is what you wanted. It is a very touching song and I hadn't thought of it in quite a long time. . .

A story 'bout a little girl beaten black and blue

Jesus, thought I'd take this right to you

Dear Mr. Jesus, I don't understand

Why they took her mom and dad away

I know that they don't mean to hit with wild and angry hands

Tell them just how big they are I pray

Please don't let them hurt your children

We need love and shelter from the storm

Please don't let them hurt your children

Won't you keep us safe and warm

Dear Mr. Jesus, they say that she may die

Oh I hope the doctors stop the pain

I know that you could save her and take her up to the sky

So she would never have to hurt again

Please don't let them hurt your children..

Dear Mr. Jesus, please tell me what to do

And please don't tell my daddy

But my mommy hits me, too.

Please don't let them hurt your children...

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48263: OOPS - I inserted in the wrong place - please forgive! hm

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48264: HM
Yes the song now can you till me who sign it fr I can look it on .

love tom

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48265: Thanks M-T for the dinner invite...hey tom,boo,ro,lcy,mil...go to read the archives ..im behind...hey auh20..mdc,md....{little ricky]...SPOT

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48266: I seem to have started a lyric sharing trend here, but I like it. Lyric's can inspire us all I think. Anyway's, here's another song by Lennon that I should have posted before Christmas. This is one is called "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Xmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
And so this is Xmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong
And so happy Xmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Xmas
And what have we done
Another year over
A new one just begun
And so happy Xmas
We hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very Merry Xmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear
War is over, if you want it
War is over now

Happy Xmas


This song alway's make's me sad. It make's me think of how fortunate I really am, even though song is more centered on war. But I'll never realize how fortuante I REALLY am. I don't think anyone could say there extremly gratefull and fortuante unless they've experienced life as a poor person on the street's or wherever. When I go to sleep in a big warm bed with comferter's, it's just another night. Imagine the people with no blankent's or bed's. Other's would die for to be warm and have shelter and food, when we would die to get are hand's on that new camera or what have you. Do ya know what Im saying? That's my take on being fortunate for what we have.

Have a good day.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48267: I will say it again,I love the discussions we have on this porch.yes boo,i know what you mean about not being able to let your kids watch even the disney channel.one of my daughters favorite shows is"thats so raven',I don't like it either.she doesn't watch it as much as she used to,and,i'm glad of that.She never really ask me about the psychic part,she just said,'people can't really do that can they?I told her no,and,after that she really didn't pay much attention to the show.but,like you said,it's a shame you have to supervise everything,even the shows on s supposedly kids channel.Which,not to start a moulage,but,disney channel shows really aren't for younger kids in the evening.Did you know they are going to start airing a show called the bare naked brothers band?I'm not kidding.I love the waltons,Happy days,little house,even ozzie and harriet.Talk to you all later-ky girl

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48268: Green Acres is the place to be!farm living is the life for me!...there we so many good shows when I was growing up!hey ky,dwf,Tom,Rev and my buddy asa....breakfast in the morning will be on me at I-HOP!...asa bring the tip!...still steady here at work...Lots of rain moving in after midnight...well prayers to all....SPOT

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48269: Snowing here Spot. 6 inches and still coming down.
I-hop sounds good. But if I leave the tip this time don't you do the same. I think Olive is starting to expect double tips.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48270: Hi All.
I was just looking for the person who song the sign Dear Mr, Juses.
Me and a friend was taking about old song from the pass and that is one of thim.

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48271: Good point's on TV shows. What has TV become? It's just a bunch of reality shows, no good solid show's like what was on in the 60's.
The only thing I can really wathc on TV these day's are Sports and maybe the odd movie.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48272:
Hello porch family....just wanted to check in real quick.
Lucy.....I'll be in the state of Florida on this next tour. Mostly in the Tampa Bay and the surrounding area.
Cloudy here with rain on the way. But no snow here Asa. Thank the Lord.
Spot...see ya at IHOP in the morning. Rooty tooty fresh and fruity for me.
Prayers for all my porch family.

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48273:
Tom-I just googled the song you were asking about and found this out for ya.

The song is from the album "Shelter From The Storm" by PowerSource, a Bedford, Texas-based evangelical youth chorus featuring nine-year-old soloist Sharon Batts.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48274:
I bought Welcome Back Kotter at Crake Barrel the other night. Those opening conversations with Gabe and his wife are priceless!
Enjoying the conversation.
Have a super evening all!

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48275: KY Girl, you mentioned Ozzie and Harriet. I watched an old Chrismtas episode of that and it was hilarious! I was really surprised by it...it reminded me alot of TAGS.

Thanks for giving us the lyrics to the song, Warren. I was touched by what you said because just last night when I went to bed, it was colder than usual and I had a chill. I slipped into bed and the sheets were cold and I was miserable for a little while. I turned on my electric heating pad and pulled it under the covers with me, grumbling about how I wish it was an electric blanket instead. No sooner was that thought in my head than I felt ashamed for complaining. I had a distinct picture pop into my mind of the homeless trying to keep warm inside of cardboard boxes or huddled up in alleys in the city. It's painful to think about but we need to think about it...and may it never stop being painful. I don't know about the rest of you but I have really been thinking alot about the conversation here lately and am going to spend less on frivolous things and try to give and serve more in this new year.

I have a quote for my friends tonight (it's not from Calvin Coolidge): "Weak minds discuss people. Average minds discuss events, but great minds discuss ideas." I think we have some great minds here on the porch!


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48276: Asa only one tip at I-Hop!..If 2 gets left i will just go back and put my hat down on one...MDC kotter ,could take it or leave it..Giligans Island was and is one of my favorites...got a bunch of there dvd"s..also Bonanza,gun smoke....never did like F-troup...well about time to go home at 10..rain all day tomorrow here and in the 60"s..will holler when i get home..hey miss boo....SPOT

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48277: Just wanted to stop by and see what the porch friends are talking about.I used to watch hee haw while i was growing up.I liked it,the only problem I saw with it was how short the hee haw honeys dresses were and how low thier necklines were.they were beautiful women,I just didn't like thier dresses.I miss the old junior samples clips,they were so funny!Isn't there a group called BR549,you know juniors old phone number?The other skit I liked was the Culhanes of cornfield county .every once in a whilewhen the kids are sitting on the couch and looking really bored,I tell them they look like the Culhanes.My mom is the only ones who laughs,the kids just say"who"?talk to you all later-ky girl

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48278:
It's not either of the Bobbies (Vinton or Sherman) but I'll give it a try. Clearing.....throat and...and... a 1, 2 a 1,2,3,4
Gloom, despair and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive misery. If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on me.

Thank you, thank you very much,

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48279: Uhhh, auh2o, here. Sing in to this special super sensitive microphone buddy. Lower...lower.lower... You just keep going lower and I'll tell you when to stop....Lower...


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48280: Evenin' Porch,
Auh20- I'm glad that you are so close to your daughters! All girls need strong male influences in their lives.
Me-They- The Carter book is called "Sharing Good Times". He's talking about his life experiences such as being a naval officer, Father, politician, and stories about their vacations. It is a light-hearted look at his life. I love hearing his South Georgia accent tell the stories.
Mr. C- Are you a former porchster?
Homemaker- My boys love hee haw since it's on CMT. Nick, the 12 year old, thinks he's Johnny Cash so he's always on the lookout for him.
Nick's Mom once called us Amish because we only have very basic cable, eat organic food, take vitamins, and censor the radio and tv. I just said that well, we'd have to be mennonites since we drive a car and have the tv! The way I look at it we only have 1 chance to raise our children. If we mess that up then we've failed the biggest gift the Lord gave us. Did you know that every violent act that kids see up to age 14 it actually alters the brain? Their brains are scarred for life from watching COPS one time. Nick was watching one of the 007 movies and Bond hit a woman across the face. Now Nick thinks if James Bond, the coolest guy on the planet, thinks it is acceptable to hit girls maybe Nick will. Bryson will actually turn the channel on the tv or radio if he "feels bad" about something because he's young and sensitive. I'm still extremely sensitive, to the annoyance of hubby. Keep your kids far far away unless you know that you know that the show or song is acceptable.
Time for bed. Y'all take care!

January 04, 2007 - Msg 48281: ...guess I would qualify as Mennonite, too, by that definition Lucy. That is very scary about the violence that kids are exposed to. I know they have a real danger of becoming de-sensitized to it and that is too horrible to imagine.

I am NOT a Hee Haw fan. As a child I hated Hee Haw almost as much as Lawrence Welk. I sure like Johnny Cash, though.

Asa, you are hilarious...so clever. You should use that last post of yours in your act down at the Gigolo Club.


January 04, 2007 - Msg 48282: VICKS!

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48283: Now I don't want to hear NO more about that VICKS!
- Hazel

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48284:
Et tu, Asa


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48285: Boo - I really enjoyed Lawrence Welk too. . .and Asa, I am glad that you got that super sensitive microphone out - I hate to say this but some of you can't carry a tune in a bucket. . .present company exempted.

I am so glad someone mentioned VICKS - it has been way to long since we have had a good VICKS discussion!


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48286: Where, oh where, are you tonight?
How could you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over, and I thought I'd found true love.
Then you met another, and thbbttthh you was gone!

Thank you. --Romeena

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48287: I did it for you, Homemaker...I was hoping it would bring out the VICKS poet in you (sorry Hazel).

HAHA, good one, Auh2o!

......hey, let's meet at Andy's for choir practice but DON'T tell Romeena!


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48288: The little blue jar
That sits on my table,
How I long to use you
When I read its label.

It feels so cool -
And the smell's a delight!
Who can resist the allure,
When a Vick's jar is in sight.

That's for you Boo!


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48289: Thanks Homemaker.....you do have a way with words!


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48290: Okay,I think I've got supper plans all lined up for tonight: In keeping with the "Brady Bunch" thing we've got going here,supper tonight will be PORK CHOPS & APPLESAUCE,followed by a bit of the"RECIPE" for all you Walton's fans!
*****"possum under a rock*****

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48291: Supper sounds great Possum. How is Laci doing BTW? Is she all recovered?

Homemaker, how long you been ailing girl? You poor old thang.

Boo, don't encourage her.:)


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48292: Asa - believe me - I don't NEED encouraged. . .ha ha


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48293: I know that's right...

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48294: romeena,I had forgot all about that song,that was the one they sang in the cornfield wasn't it/-ky girl

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48295: hey all...gosh been busy...storms hit ga pretty hard...been busy at work..hey,ky,Rev,bo,tom,hazel,powwum thanks for supper....will someone bring me some oj and a bisquit by work at 6 in the morning..got to go back and get these consumers power on...no injurys reported that i have heard...just a mess....prayers....SPOT

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48296: thats"possum"..fat paws

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48297: Gotcha covered Spot. OJ and bisquit.
Is that all?


January 05, 2007 - Msg 48298: You're a fine public servant, Spot!
- Hazel

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48299:
Havent seen much here on NeW Year RESOLUTIONS!
Mine is to do some "Kingdom" living.! THE King in any earthy kingdoms past, owned everything! (As does our Father in His Kingdom.)
We are stewards of those things. "To whom much is given, much is required" etc. The king provides for all, but there were bad kings and there were GOOD kings. A good king provided well.
This thinking goes back to when we discussed the young man who had many possessions, and could not part with them, but in Kingdom living, God owns it all and provides our need.
Praise the true and living God!
Prayers for all,

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48300: LUCKY yes I m from the old porch win Frank had it and all we take aboutwas mayberry.
Mr. C.

January 05, 2007 - Msg 48301: Well Mr. C...after 5 or 6 years, you find that you have to talk about something else at some point when you come here everyday. Also, it's really hard to build true friendships without sharing our lives and ideas about life. Mayberry is an important part of our lives, but not all of it. Hope you understand will consider joining in and telling us something about yourself.

No resolutions this year, MDC, just going to try to raise the bar on some things that are already in place.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48302: Checked out MOCKINGBIRD..the portrait of Harper Lee.....they take a small bit of information and stretch it out into a very long book. If you have a burning desire to learn about Harper Lee, you might want to check it out, but I have found it rather dry and not much about her as those around here.
fun girl

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48303:
fun girl-Harper Lee didn't she help Truman Capote when he was writing "In Cold Blood?"

Asa-You cannot break my spirit just as the birds must swim and the fish must fly I will sing sing sing.
(now I know what Barney went through!) haha


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48304: If I can't break your spirit can I break your larnyx? (now I know what Andy went through) jk buddy.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48305:
Asa-Since you put it that way maybe I could take a little down time from the vocal arts.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48306: Will have you all found the ans to all the qus that had ben asked here.
1) 9-11 was a walkup called to git everyone back to the churcc he kmow that some of the child do not going.
2)all the killing we heard about is one to for people to git back .
You may said will that not right and he start it, will look at the phich everything that go on is that way that the Lord want it to go and we have no said in his work , all we can do is prayer .

Mr. that no way will not come back because everyone had chang and new thing are comming to are little city.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48307:
Tom-I think I found an answer for you check out January 04, 2007 - Msg 48273


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48308: Auh2o-Thank you that was the one we was looking for.
At the time that came out people want it stop play because of all the child abuse that was going at the time


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48309: SPECIAL NOTICE:

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48310: I've got an idea, Asa. Why don't I just kind of move around the porch while we're singing, and see if I can spot who keeps hitting the sour notes? My old voice teacher used to have me do that. The teacher I had when I studied voice.
- Hazel

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48311: Really Hazel? You have a trained voice? Oh my, just what we have been looking for!


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48312: Whew all lights are ON finally...at home to rest now..asa my buddy thanks for the bisquit!..hey hazel,possum,boo,tom,Rev,auh20,fg and all...big maude you out there?...man-o-man its in the mid 70"s here in Ga!...im in shorts and a tank top gona wash the truck!...lets grill out tonight!burgers and dogs..chips,baked beans,tater salad and big maude slaw..let me wash this nasty black truck and i will fire the grill up at about 6...asa wear that funny hat you got!...SPOT

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48313: I tried out for the choir, ASA, but they rejected me (I guess Cherry Berry Bin was over their heads...did I spell that right?).

Did any of you see the Avalanch today in Colorado. It was on HW 40, going to Winter Park, which the same highway we always take. Those poor people just getting swept off the road. Prayers that they find them all. That particular stretch of highway is between mountains and a very beautiful drive. I sure hope everyone is rescued alive.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48314: Spot it going to rain all night there
i no someone thgere and she just said it going to rain.

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48315: hello mayberry happy new year .....dave

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48316: Good evening, all. I just finished my two 12-hr shifts, am off now until Monday and Tuesday nights. Came home and fell into bed and slept most of the day. Now I won't sleep tonight and will be sleepy in church tomorrow. Hmmm, something is wrong with this picture.

Tom, who is Mr. C.? I'm afraid I don't remember him, has he visited the porch before? I'm sorry he's not happy with the porch anymore, and perhaps he has a point - our discussions do get a bit heavy at times. However, as Boo pointed out, it's what good friends do when they get together - they discuss and share about the things that are on their minds. Perhaps we should try harder to put more "Mayberry" into our conversations, though.

"hey, let's meet at Andy's for choir practice but DON'T tell Romeena!" Well, thanks a lot, Boo! Are you implying that I can't sing? Huh? Huh? Huh? And if Hazel starts making faces when she's standing near me, she's gonna get a knob on her head! So there! Now - la-la-la-LA-la-la-laaaaa! (squirt, squirt) La-la-la-LA-la-la-laaaaa!

Sugarplum says oh, brother! --Romeena