January 06, 2007 - Msg 48317: Thanks, dave, and Happy New Year to you, too. --Romeena

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48318: Ooo! Ooo! I swept! Oh, no, and look at all the dust I raised. Now it'll get into my larnyx and I'll never be able to hit those high notes. Let's see - la-la-la-L#A(urk!)-la-la-la-laaaa. See, I knew it, I just knew it! --Romeena

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48319: hey everybody!Romeena,don't worry about that dust.Just to add my 2 cents,I think all the talk on this porch is very much like mayberry.Even in mayberry,they were good friends talking about each others lives,and,problems.thats what made it so nice,they dealt with everyday problems,just like we all do.and,they cared about each other just like we all do.I enjoy hearing about everyones lives,and,sharing mine,with my porch friends.I've learned alot here from everyone,that has helped me in alot of aspects in my life.I'ts nice to know others are willing to share thier ideas and thoughts.And,if we kept everything about just the show,we wouldn't learn about each other.Ok,I guess that was probably 10 cents worth of my opinion,soap box going under the bed.Gotta close for now-ky girl

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48320: tom,we got alot of rain here today,did it rain alot your way?The weather is in the 60's,and,i'm still getting new seed catalogs in,I tell you,i'll end up planting something yet!-ky girl

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48321: Hi All.
Rom- I do not no this Mr. C where did he come from.Besizd I like this just the way it is .
We are all diding what the good lord asked us to do .

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48322: Hey Dave!..Tom,hazel,boo...burgers were GOOD..Sweep Miss Romeena!..good job...whew im bushed..got to hit work in the morning at 6 am...will keep the Church Lights ON!...will watch me a service on the tube and attend tomorrow night when I get off...well let me get my clothes ready for tomorrow...and by the some prayers for Miss Sherry Please...she is down with a BAD catch in her back..was over there all last night and today..have to help her to walk but the doc gave her some stuff for it and said it should get better...well back in a bit ..prayers...BIG MAUDE where are you ?..CHUCK?...SPOT

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48323: Good idea, Romeena, to put more Mayberry into the conversations. Bad idea though, to give me a knob on the head at choir practice.
- Hazel

"Welcome Sweet Springtime we greet thee in Song."

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48324:
Dave-Hey! and Happy New Year!

ky girl-I agree, I do enjoy the chat we have here. I think it has a real Maberry feel to it, serious, funny, nonsensical, and when I say nonsensical, of course, I mean Me-They. (He knows I'm kidding, besides I've got until Monday before he reads this) But really, I can picture a lot of this conversation taking place on Andy's porch or at his kitchen table. Good times, I think.

spot-Prayers for Miss Sherry.

Asa-I would love to attend the singing course but my instrument, and it is an instrument, is something that the human ear just can't really appreciate. I what I lack in skill or talent is more than made up in volume and tenacity.

Lucy-Thanks for the kind words. I sure hope I am worthy of them. I can at least say with all certainty that I am a much better father than I am a singer, just don't tell Asa.


January 06, 2007 - Msg 48325: Miss Sherry says thanks auh20!..just talked to her and she is doing much better...[the prayers must have worked]!..hey lucy,Hazel you sing good!..watching a dvd..yall guess [honey let me be your salty dog}..SPOT

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48326: To auh2o Msg 48220, the link you requested to be posted is CHARITABLE NATION

To whomever posted Msg 48242, please realize that there were many disagreements and problems in Mayberry. Everything was not always sweet and pleasant. We are reflecting the realities of life here even though we try to emphasize the good aspects of life in Mayberry.

For Tom Msg 48249, Msg 48264, and Msg 48270, that song you are looking for can be found by clicking on PLEASE MR. JESUS. To sing along, the lyrics can be found by clicking on LYRICS. This site also identifies the writer of this song as Richard Klender. It first was played on radio way back in the late 1980's. As far as I know, it is Sharon Batts who sings the song on the CD and in the DVD video.

To Deputy Warren Fergusen Msg 48266, thanks for expressing your personal feelings concerning some songs of the past. For those who have personally suffered in life, the hurt will be deeper. Unfortunately, so many people don't appreciate what they have because they have not had to live without it. I hear you.

To Boo Msg 48281, how could you not like Hee Haw with songs like this ...
Gloom, despair and agony on me ... woh-oh-OH-oh
Deep dark depression, excessive misery ... woh-oh-OH-oh
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all ... woh-oh-OH-oh
Gloom, despair and agony on me.

from Poor Horatio

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48327: Yeah...Harper Lee did help Truman Capote write IN COLD BLOOD...she also wrote TKAM...my favorite book. Trivia**Did you know? That the charecter of Dill was based on Truman Capote in real life? He and Harper Lee were neighbors. She based Dill on Truman Capote in real life.

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48328: the were neighbors as children and were best friends...I dont think I made that clear.

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48329: To Romeena, be watching for an email from me.

from Poor Horatio

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48330: oops..those posts were from

fun girl

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48331: Hey Horatio and fg,[honey let me be yor salty dog!}......hee hee....well bowl of captian crunch the the ironing board for me ...back at work at 6..will keep the Church lights on...and watch me a service on TV and hit the evening service when I get off at 6...breakfast is on Asa!..I will leave the tip...prayers and good night...SPOT

January 06, 2007 - Msg 48332: More prayers for Miss Sherry...I know how that feels, OUCH. Yesterday I decided to try out the new trampoline the kids got for Christmas...talk about lower back strain.

Good one, PH (about Hee Haw). After reading Romeena's post the other day about that song that goes, "Where o where are you tonight? Why did you leave me here all alone.....", that ridiculous song has been in my head all weekend. Thanks for adding another one.

Interesting about Truman Capote and Dill, fungirl.

Auh2o, I miss that "nonsensical" Me-They when he is gone from the porch on the weekends, don't you?


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48333: prayers for Miss Sherry spot,i've had bad back pain at times,it's awful.boo,I've gotten on our trampoline at times,Boy,that sure will cause lower back strain.i want to ask you all to say a few prayers for my family also.One of my aunts just got out of the hospital,she is having chest pains caused by stress,one of my uncles just had a defibrilator put in[i hope i spelled that right]and the doctor told him he has about a year and a half to live.my uncle is a preacher,i know he has salvation,but,please pray for his health.My aunt,i'm not sure about spiritual health,so please pray for both her physical and spiritual health.Thanks friends,prayers for all of you-ky girl

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48334: Thanks ky and boo and all...have not talked to her yet today but hope she is better..was in bed all day yeaterday!...Asa where we gona eat?...at work now and all is quite...yall get ready for preaching and Im gona fine me a good sermon on the tube...back in a bit....SPOT

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48335: Prayers for kg girls Aunt and Uncle. I'msorry they are ailing.
And also for Miss Sherry. I have had chronic back problems for about 10 years now and I just hate it.
Breakfast is at Boo's this morning. Bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast, waffles, juice, coffee and hot chocolate. Spot, bring some tums just in case things go south.:)


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48336: Got the Tums Asa...but yall will have to bring me a plate to work....SPOT

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48337:
Poor Horatio-Good point, how the porch's disagreements and various discussions actually reflect life in Mayberry. I thought from the start that this "message board" The Porch was different from any other I had stumbled across, any where else on the net. There just wasn't trivia thrown back-in-forth (which I think is a lot of fun) but people actually took notice of each other and maybe in some little way, when necessary, helped each other out from time to time. Thanks for making the link. Did you happen to read the commentary?

Boo-You have to promise not to tell M-T this but I do miss him on weekends also.

spot-Still thinking of Miss Sherry.

ky girl-Prayers for your Aunt & Uncle, particularly your Aunt, God Bless her.


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48338: I'll try and find a plate Spot. Ain't gonna be easy with all this smoke.
Boo must have learned to cook watching Barney cook chili up in his room. (cough sputter)


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48339:
Asa-That is a mighty fine sounding breakfast.

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48340: Good Sabbath everyone.

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48341: Mornin' Y'all! How's everybody this fine Sunday morn?
Boo,I saw reports of the CO avalanche on tv,and immediately sent of a prayer of thanks that you and your family were safe at home in Texas.Glad that the folks involved all made it out alive.Thank the Lord!
Asa,to answer your question,Laci is fully recovered from the RSV.Thanks for your caring & concern.She was over here yesterday being as spunky as ever,switching channels and turning my tv off and on! Busy little fingers! Once,she even got my remote and switched over to the kids music channel on Sirius Radio- don't ask me HOW she managed that! I'm going to have to look around for a good old fashioned woodshed if these antics keep up-Ha!
Well,I'd best skeedaddle. Prayers for Miss Sherry and ky girl's relatives. Y'all take care!
possum under a rock

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48342: Hi All.
Thank You Poor Horatio & H M for funding me that song ,
My friend and I have look for it for sometime.
We saw something on the new where a man hit a little child .


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48343: Thanks Possum! Glad little Laci is better and "full of vinegar" (as my mom would say).

Auh2o, you are sure right about the porch...that's why I've been rocking here for 5 years now.

Prayers for KY girl's aunt and uncle, bless their hearts. Also for Miss Sherry, which reminds me of a rumor I heard...Barney told me he saw Miss Sherry and SPOT kissin' in the jewelry store and I guess we all know what that must mean...he must have proposed and they were picking out rings. I'm glad 'Ol SPOT had the sense not to let a good girl like Miss Sherry get away. Let's plan a surprise party and let's redecorate ASA's bedroom for them.

Hope ya'll enjoyed the breakfast...cough, cough...pass the tums.


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48344: whooooo now that was not me in the Jewelry store!..whew...rumors,just rumors...hey I may not have told yall but Miss Sherry did sell her house and she bought her an acer just outside of Dallas Ga and they started her new house monday..we are packing up her stuff and I am doing the necessary small repairs...she will close on her new one first of march...close on her old one first of feb..she will be about 5 miles closer to the dog house...about 6 miles away...she is very excited..once she is out of her old one she will stay with her son and daughter-n-law for a couple of weeks for the layover before she moves in hers...I am gona store everything in my basement...but Boo a party is a party!....SPOT

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48345: Afternoon, all. Have I ever told you about "Aunt Hazel Bacon"? No? Didn't think so. Anyway, my mom's sister, my Aunt Hazel, had a special way with bacon. She'd dredge it in flour before frying it, and would fry it kinda slow and easy, and not too crisp. Now, if you've never tried it that way, you're in for a treat. Anyway, I've done it that way for years, and my kids always called it "Aunt Hazel bacon". One day I received a phone call from a lady in our church, whose son had stayed over with one of my boys one night and had eaten breakfast here, complete with bacon. Anyway, the caller wanted me to tell her what on earth her son was talking about, when he asked her to make Aunt Hazel bacon. He told her to call me and see if I would "teach her". Of course, I explained, she was thrilled that it was so easy, and as far as I know, she still makes it that way. Anyway, try it, you'll like it. By the way, the little brown, floury drippings make marvelous gravy, if you're making biscuits.

Well, that's my little coronary contribution for the day. (teehee) Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48346:
AUh20- yes indeed, we have helped Tom with a TV, we have sent cards to Colt, we have mailed goodies to our troops, Etc,,this is indeed a board of "doers" and yes, you dont see that often at such a site! God bless you all. Remember, we WILL INDEED meet someday! Each passing birthday reminds me of that! haha
SPOT, big surprise party over at Sherrys! (Oops, I wasnt suppose to tell YOU!) ha
Each Sunday service i always simply say "for everyone on the Taylor front porch" at prayer request time! Thanks for all your prayers too.
Pryaers for all our troops! My nephews are now both back home! May our prayers continue to flow to the King of kings!
Have a great afternoon.

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48347:
Ro- didnt see ya there, you are makin me Hungry. I will try that tonight! MDC

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48348:
How bout adding a little brown sugar? mmm I bet andy would say "goooood"!

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48349:
"andy, this is BIG!"

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48350: BIG real BIG...MDC will tell miss Sherry to boil some shrimp and crab legs...SPOT

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48351: MDC, that brown sugar wouldn't hurt a thing, but with my diabetes it wouldn't be a good idea for me. Sure would taste good, though. Actually, the bacon I buy is the Kroger brand, cured without sugar and with 25% less sodium. It's really, really good. Very lean, flavorful and not too salty. Love it! --Romeena

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48352: I read a recipe once where you add maple syrup to the skillet when the bacon is about done...sounds good but I very seldom eat bacon or ham. All those nitrates give me the creeps...I can't do lunch meat in good conscience, either.

So Miss Sherry is building a new house? Hope all goes well for her. Today I was remembering how she took such good care of you after your accident and how she even keep us informed of your progress. Like I said, don't let her get away! That's all I'm gonna say..."tick-a-lock" (for now, anyway....).

So glad your nephews are home safe, Ro. What a blessing.

Been working on Erin's make-up work she had to do from missing a week of school when we went on vacation. So much work for a 5 year old, it really gets my goat and this mama is about to get real hot under the collar and have my say over at the principle's office! I Defy the Mafia!


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48353: Boo she is a gem...I was at the Atlanta Medical center for 12 days and she slept on the couch in my room every night....she is just building her a smaller house...just about 1300 sq. feet all kids are gone and its just her....we need to get updated and Christmas pics to ro for the porch page!...well I made it home and it is storming here...back in a bit!...and oh by the way Miss Sherry is doing much better thanks for yalls prayers....SPOT

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48354: Boo, those would be MDC's nephews who are home safe.
I know what you mean about homework for 5-yr olds. It does seem a bit much. I stayed with my grandsons while my son and his wife were out of town, and Landry had homework! From kindergarten, yet. What will it be in first grade? Good grief.

Speaking of recipes, has anyone besides me eaten that marvelous fudge made with Velveeta cheese? I made some for Christmas, and it is so gooood! I've had the recipe for several years, but a friend told me she saw Paula Deen make some on her show one day. Anyway, it's fantastic.

Well, off I go. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48355: I'll take your word for it Ro, it's hard to imagine velveeta cheese fudge but I think there is fudge you can make with Miracle Whip that I'll bet Me-They would just love. As far as kindergarten goes, Erin brought home assignments for each day that she missed, which is fine since we took her out a week early, but I'm glad it's finished. It didn't seem like so much except that some of it was just too advanced for her and I hate that she has to try to keep up with kids that are a year or even two years older. She has learned so much already but it's not enough to keep up with the ABEKA curriculum they are using at the school now. It is pretty fast-paced for one who is only 5.

SPOT, Bruce's back has been out since yesterday and he has been on the couch all day. He strained his back pulling up tree stumps or something. Glad Miss Sherry is feeling better.

I wanted to tell you all about something good that is happening. I have mentioned my best friend's daughter who had alot of emotional problems and had her second baby by her alcoholic boyfriend. Well, the second baby is a year old now and so sweet (the first was adopted by another family). This baby's father just got out of rehab and is off the alcohol and they got married 2 weeks ago. They are living with his brother right now while he is looking for a job. He seems to be really trying to do the right thing and stay off the alcohol. They have even been coming to church on Sunday and Pastor Mark counseled with them and seems to think the guy is really trying. Send up a prayer their way if you think of it. I would really love to see them both raising their baby daughter in a Christian home. They have both been through alot in their lives.

Better start thinking about that shower and then my nightly dose of Melatonin (thanks to my good friend MDC, who reminded me about the benefits of Melatonin).


January 07, 2007 - Msg 48356: Hey, Boo, about that fudge - don't knock it 'til you've tried it! I was skeptical at first, too, but trust me, it's wonderful. You do NOT taste the cheese, but the fudge has the smoothest, best texture of any fudge you ever ate. I love chocolate, but usually don't care much for fudge. This one, however, is just great.

How wonderful to hear such good news about your friend and her new husband, and their efforts to make a good life for themselves and the baby. With God's help, it can be done.

Well, I'm off to the ironing board, will watch watch Britcoms for a while. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 07, 2007 - Msg 48357: Please keep a good thought for Emma (an old Porch friend) She is having back surgery on Tuesday.
Good Sabbath everyone.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48358: So many pains in the back - I have been told that I am a pain, but not necessarily in the back. . .right ASA!

Did someone say fudge - I like peanut butter fudge topped with chocolate fudge - kind like a fudge Reese cup. Sometimes my FIL makes it for me. Yum, Yum!

Been a really yucky weekend at our house. I am tired of MUD and Rain and Rain and MUD! We get so muddy in the pasture that I sometimes have to wash our jeans, sweatshirts and coats two to threee times to get all the mud out. I don't like this at all!

Need to get some work completed!


Prayers for all - we really need them!

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48359: Good morning everyone. It’s chilly and raining today but it’s supposed to be sunny this afternoon. We’ll see. Didja all have a good weekend?

I see y’all just had to do it. You can’t turn your back on you people. Gone for just three days and the front porch is just full of Vicks, Miracle Whip, and processed cheese-like food. And that catterwollin’! Singing outside the shower should be left to the professionals.

Wow. A chiropractor could make a fortune with this group. But having suffered from pain problems myself, I know it’ll take more than a ten-cent pill to feel better. Prayers all around.

Hey, SPOT, at least Miss Sherry is moving in the right direction. Why, at this rate, she’ll be your next door neighbor by the time you’re collecting Social Security (that is, if there’s any left—thanks a heap all you Baby Boomers).

BOO: Sunday nights were an especially bad tv night when I was growing up: “Lawrence Welk” then “60 Minutes.” Trust me, it was not wunnerful, wunnerful to a kid. The only bright spot was “Hee Haw.” I was no die-hard fan or anything, but all things relative, it seemed like a shining oasis of entertainment to me at the time. The evening was made even worse by the knowledge that we could be watching “Wonderful World of Disney.” Oh, the inhumanity.

AUH2O: Nonsensical, huh? Am not!

About tv today, I have an opinion on the subject but the censor is crampin’ my language. It’s pathetic that many people expect children to be desensitized to the language, images, and attitudes even on so-called family shows. That said, even classic tv can raise some issues. Case-in-point, the other day while watching TAGS, Nora (for the first time) asked what was wrong with Otis (he was drunk, naturally). Now, she doesn’t know anything about alcohol much less what being drunk means. I have been known to have a glass of wine when we go out or something, but not around the kids and we don’t keep any intoxicating beverages at home, so she’s pretty clueless on the subject. I deflected the subject successfully but I was wondering, what would y’all have said?

Regarding reality shows, I think the vast majority are either lame or crude, but I do enjoy “Little People, Big World” on TLC and “Top Chef” on Bravo. Both are great tv, in my nonsensical opinion.

Talk to y’all later.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48360: Good Morning Porch, I know how this porch is so good at prayers & wanted to ask for some for myself. I found a lump in my br-east yesterday & it's scaring me a bit, so I would appreciate prayers from you guys that it's nothing. Thanks.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48361: Mornin' Porch,
We had a wonderful weekend and I'm so THRILLED the kids are back in school. Although 6am about killed me this morning.
I wanted to add something about the tv. There's an article in No Greater Joy vol. 3 about how kids are lazy. Michael Pearl, a preacher in TN, is writing that the reason kids are lazy today is because they are spoiled whiny brats (my word) who freak out when away from tv, video games, computer, and sometimes the stimulation from school. Kids don't have to work anymore. Chores are limited because we live in the city. Kids and their parents are uncool if the kids do not have every video system known to man. Kids are desensitized by what they are seeing on tv and when they are older they believe it is politically correct to see violence and s#xual acts. I wholeheartedly agree.
Bryan and I talked last night and we've decided to start implementing a couple of rules after I talked him out of cutting off our tv. First, the boys are not allowed to play video games or watch tv during the school week. If they are bored go outside and play in our little woods behind our house, play a board game, or actually pick up a book. Second, we are going to eat dinner together at the table instead of on the couches in front of the tv watching AFV. Third, Bryan and I are going to tape any shows during the week they might want to watch and if we see it is appropriate they can watch it on the weekends. I talked to Nick about this on the way to school this morning and he flipped out (not out of the ordinary). He was saying we're taking away his freedom. I said freedom to do what? Watch a show with nudity? Play a video game for hours and when he comes out of the game he's aggressive and can't think for himself? Actually talk to your parents? He didn't say anything after that except it's messed up. Do y'all think we're taking it to an extreme?
Well, I need to clean my ceiling fans and lampshades and then make my menu plan and grocery list. Y'all have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,
~Lucy Matthews
"I have no greater joy than to hear my children walk in truth" -3John 4

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48362: Mavis- I will certainly pray for you. I found one in mine about a year ago and after the mammogram and biopsy it was only a fatty tissue. Hopefully yours will be the same. Good job in checking yourself!

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48363: good morning porch!!! long time since i've been able to check in. thanks mdc for the letter and inspiration. i sent you a letter today. since we've last visited my wife and i divorced due to health problems. my health has greatly improved. we're both christians and that was hard to deal with but the lord has plans. so i ask for prayers. i currently have no computer except the library so i'll be spotty for awhile. i love and miss each of you. mavis, you have my prayers. who wrecked the little brown truck while making christmas deliveries? ha. spring is on the calandar, ha. pipeman

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48364:
pipeman-Prayers for you both of you! And, GREAT to see ya again friend! I was reading about the coming baseball season this morning and when then mentioned Kerry Wood, you popped right into mind. Welcome home!

M-T Now stop it! We both know you're smarter than I am.

Lucy-We are grappling with the TV issue here also. I'll enjoy the responses to your post. Glad to hear you weekend went so well.

Snowing and a blowing here today.
God Bless,

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48365: PIPEMAN! So you've switched back from the COLT handle? Gosh, it's great to hear from you. I'm so sorry for your troubles but glad to hear that things are looking up. Stay in touch as much you can. We've truly missed you around here. It's been downright anarchy without our Mayor!

MAVIS: You have my prayers. Please get thee to a doctor. It's probably nothing, but don't take any chances.

LUCY: Sounds like you have a good plan. About second guessing yourself because of your son's comments, in my opinion, if I'm going to change my mind because of something said to me I usually want it to be from a comment made from someone either smarter, more insightful, or more experienced than I. Kids rarely fit that bill.

That reminded me that "The Diane Rehm Show" had an author/educator on last Thursday who discussed issues like this. It was very, very interesting. I can't remember his name, but two books he wrote are called "The Hurried Child" and "The Virtues of Playing." I'll try and run it down. BOO, I think you'd also find the program interesting if you want to listen to it online.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48366: My edukashun was worth every penny, AUH2O.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48367: I think you've got guts, Lucy. Be sure you will get some flack because the kids will go through withdrawal!

Mavis, prayers for your situation. Remember, most lumps are harmless.

Me-They, BOY, can I relate to the TV thing. It sounds like we grew up in the same family (wunnerful, wunnerful). I despised Lawrence Welk's show (but Dad loved it, unfortunately) and back in those days we only had one tv set and 3 channels (NBC, CBS, and ABC). I tried a few times to make myself watch Hee Haw but couldn't quite make it...I guess I went outside to play....what a novel concept.

I am really stressed today...got the kids to school and an hour later Sean was calling saying he wanted to throw up. I told him he should throw up and then go back to class. Sounds terrible but it is always something and he has to go to school. Since we came back from Colorado, he has been nauseated off and on, but especially in the mornings. I think the altitude made him sick while we were there and he might have an inner ear problem. I guess I will make him an appointment because I can't deal with this every morning. The problem is, with Sean, you just don't know how much is physical and what is anxiety-related. I also have to take mom to see an ear doc and to see her regular doc tomorrow because I think she is getting a pressure sore on her lower back. I talked to Bruce this morning and he was moaning and groaning and making an appointment for the dr because of his back. Ugh! I thought today would be a less stressful day because the kids went back to school, but so far, it hasn't been.

Prayers for all that need them...


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48368: Hey, Pipeman checked in while I was posting! Great to hear from you, friend!


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48369: Yes, Me-They, I would be very interested in hearing the messages you mentioned.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48370: Hey Everyone ,its been rainy here in NC ...PIPEMAN .. great to see you back ,prayers for you .MAVIS..prayers for you as well. SPOT,MDC.. have you guys seen the news,the racingworld has lost BOBBY HAMILTON SR. too cancer
Everyone have a greay Mayberry Type of day

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48371: Is Pipeman Colt?

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48372: PIPEMAN, PAPPABEAR, COLT...Our mayor has used many aliases over the years.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48373:
Praise God! Pipeman has come home. Welcome back my friend! (Sorry about the truck, sharp left bank to avoid santa sent her into a snowdrift!)We'll keep those card and letters coming!
So far, my 2007 saw nephew come home, colt is back, mom doing well, this Kingdom livin' is livin'!! more later,

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48374: Hey all--been a little under the weather lately ,but glad to be back on the porch. Hey Romeena--I am definately going to try that bacon thing.
I have been ill--must be time to change the blood pressure meds-my doctor will tell me for sure in a couple weeks.
been having bouts with insomnia--lucky I have "Andy" and "Lucy" to keep me company on thease late nights.
Does any one else have the two disc set of "To Kill a mocking bird"?
There is a very good documentery about Harper Lee and the town where she grew up. You can get some info about Truman there too.
I just (finally!!) bought "Capote"
I read his bio too.
Made me cry at some points.
oh well..Sometimes I need a good cry.
Charlene helps when she sings!

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48375: Afternoon porch folks. Haven't been by for a few days, figured I'd better to a "check point chickie" and stop by for a minute. It is good to see everyone, am going to read all the previous posts to check up on everyone. In the mean time our afternoon snack will be: cookies, milk and fresh fruit ( am trying to be a little more healthy). will check in later today Big Maude

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48376: I gotta tell you, AHAPPYNUT, Truman Capote gives me the creeps. It's probably a combination of his demeanor and love of the macabre. On the other hand, "To Kill a Mockingbird" is one of my favorite films.

Well, y'all have a good one.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48377: Woohoo! Pipeman is back! I'm so sorry you've been through such a rough time, and am praying that things will level off for you now. Just glad you came back home to Mayberry.

Lucy, you're taking a big and brave step, and I applaud you. I think you've made some great decisions. Nick is going to kick and scratch, but let him. You're the adults. His freedom? Ha! He's a kid! Whatever you do, don't knuckle under now, because if you do, you might just as well put him in charge of everything. When he talks about his "freedom", point out to him that at age 18 he can have all the freedom he wants - the freedom to move out, get a job, pay his own bills, wash his own clothes, cook his own food, etc. Until that time, so long as he's living under your roof and depending on you for his very subsistence, he plays by your rules, like it or not. Then ignore his tantrums, unless they become physical, in which case your husband will have to take charge.

My handy-man friend, who does all the repairs around here, had a similar problem with his son, though not quite so severe. The boy never physically threatened his mother. He did, however, bow up at his dad, who promptly put him on the ground, and that ended that. Seems like it's just a matter of establishing authority, a pecking order, so to speak. Anyway, that was several years, ago, the boy is now married, has a year-old son, my friend and his wife babysit, and they all seem to have a great relationship. The boy has a good job, is advancing in his company, and all is well.

Well, gotta get ready for work. Mavis, prayers for you, girlfriend. I've been there, I know how scary it is. Get to a doctor!

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48378: Yea MD see the bad racing news...gosh hey Mavis,ro,boo,ahappynut,TOM,Rev,hm,mdc,possum,m-t yea she is getting closer![Miss Sherry that is}..I have been over to her house that she is selling doing the odd jobs that needed done...had to had to do some caulking and weather striping and just little stuff....hey are they any leftovers from supper?...im starved...SPOT

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48379:
Lucy, I agree with Romeena. Now that you have said it, do it. There are plenty of outdoor games etc thast we have discussed here that they can play. Red rover, red light green light , baseball, football etc. it also gets them tired and ready for bed. Now i know why my mom let us play after homework, we came in and Z-Z-Z-Z-Z.
Prayers continue for all your requests, our brave soldiers, colt, mountain man, pipester, aunts uncles, youve got 'em dear porch friends!
BCS Bowl tonight. This area has been a sea of orange and red, traffic is terrific, I'll be happy when they all gone! haha

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48380:
Spot, we're ordering pizza for the whole porch tonight, go easy on the squeezins.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48381:
Boo, I got my mom one of those air waffle style matress pad to stop the sores from happening.
They are more sanitary than the egg carton foam deals.
Most medical supply places will have them. Just a thought.
If she sits a lot, a gel cushion is the ticket.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48382: MDC pizza sounds GREAT!...hey M-T and all ...BIG GAME about to start!...MDC get at least a half of one meat lovers...thanks....SPOT

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48383: I'm watching the game right now, MDC, and thinking of how close it is to where you live! Take care, Mavis... I'm sure everything will turn out ok.
- Hazel

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48384: Oh, and I'll take some pizza too. Pepperoni and Olive will be fine.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48385: testing..one two three..

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48386: yep- SEEMS to work. Must just be the big freeze.

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48387: GO GATORS...pass the pizza hazel....Asa get yer elbow out of my side :)....lets eat....MDC are you near the game?...gosh I forget locations...SPOT

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48388: Gosh, so nice to see some folks on the porch that have been missing. Glad you are feeling better, HappyNut.

Thanks for the advice, MDC. I will check out the medical supply and see what we can come up with for Mom. She is only in the bed at night, thankfully, but she wants to sit in the recliner all day and she is somewhat incontinent and that only speeds up the skin breakdown process. I am hoping the doc will give us something to work with tomorrow. Mom is kind of stubborn (I am putting it nicely) and insisted that she just had a rash and refused to listen to me until she just got so uncomfortable that she agreed to see the doctor. She is getting very childlike now and it is like trying to rationalize with my children at times (Dad, too). So, it can get pretty frustrating around her some days! ha

Bruce saw the doc about his back today and he gave him two shots, 2 pain meds, a muscle relaxer, an order not to go back to work for the week and an order for an MRI. Man, that doctor don't fool around.

Speaking of children turning off the TV and playing outside, something happened today that really gets my goat. I was gone and Bruce was watching Erin after school. She was out playing in the front yard but Bruce was sitting out there watching her. He said a man in his 30's with dark hair kept circling the block and sitting at the stop sign at the edge of the yard. He would sit there for about a minute and then circle the block again. Bruce said he circled 12 times and finally Bruce went out to the street to ask him what he wanted but when Bruce approached the car the guy just smiled at him and drove on and wouldn't talk. Bruce got his license number and called the police to report it. When the police showed up in the neighborhood they couldn't find him and they couldn't bring up his license number and said he wasn't from here. It gave me the creeps. No way is Erin playing outside alone in this neighborhood. Makes me mad that you can't even let your children play in the yard these days without wondering if some pedophile is watching them. I am so looking forward to living on my 5 fenced acres with 2 big dogs. I think when we move, I will get a German Shepherd. My Lab can look mean if she wants but I think she is a bit too friendly to be a real watchdog. I don't want a dog that will try to kill someone, just one who looks like they might!

Better go get Erin to bed.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48389: Boo please be careful......NUTS are out there...prayers...go gators...SPOT

January 08, 2007 - Msg 48390: Thanks SPOT. I will be careful. I made sure Erin's bedroom windows were locked and I am going to make the weinie dog sleep in there with her tonight. That dog would bark it's head off if anyone tried to break in. Hard to believe that anyone would break in and take a child from it's bed but it happened a couple of miles from here, back in the late 80's. Someone took a little girl about Erin's age from her bed and out a window in her home. She was missing for years until her bones were finally discovered a couple of years ago. I don't think they ever caught the person who did it. Horrible people live in small towns, same as big cities.


January 08, 2007 - Msg 48391: Thanks for the prayers friends, I knew I could count on ya'll. I have an appt. with the Dr on the 17th, wish I could get it earlier, but that is the earliest they had. Will keep ya'll updated. Best get off here & get some bows made up for the week ahead. Freshly groomed puppies MUST have bows ya know.

January 09, 2007 - Msg 48392: Hey to the porch! Haven't been here lately, I need to catch up. I'm trying to get a lot done before Wednesday's chemo. Mavis, dear, prayers for you. I'm a regular encyclopedia of info on bre*ast cancer, if you wanna talk, e-mail me. It's usually nothing to worry about. I'll be thinking about you.
Good to see pipeman back. Welcome home, friend.
I have to get some more chores done, I'll catch up with y'all tommorow.

January 09, 2007 - Msg 48393: Morning Porch.
Hey pipeman, so good to see you back. Sorry to hear about all of your health and family problems. You have my prayers friend. Good of MDC to keep track of you the way he did.

Jennieboone, Emma is in my prayers for a quick and full recovery from her surgery.

Mavis, please try not to worry to much. I know that's hard but it could be anything. You have my prayers too.

Boo, it's good that your Bruce was so observant and approached this fellow. Maybe he hurt his back and was home for a reason.

Millie, I hope your next treatment does not drag you down very much.

Hazel, Spot, you left a slice of pizza here in the corner. Pick up after yourselves you filthy animals! (hey, ones a chicken and the other a dog lol)

Possum, so good to read that Laci is all better. That little one is a fighter for sure, bless her heart.

Charlotte Tucker, where are you? APB for Charlotte.

Mrs Wiley, how are you doing these days hon? Any better? I hope so.

Well a Glenn Ford movie starts tonight at the Grand. I best go get my bullets polished cause I know what Barney's gonna be like tomorrow.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48394: Morning gang!..sorry about the pizza Asa!...breakfast will be at waffle house on me...well let me get my work day started...SPOT

January 09, 2007 - Msg 48395: Any cold pizza left for breakfast?


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48396:
Snowing pretty good here today about 10 inches of the stuff has fallen but the girls were disappointed, I was too, that school wasn't closed. Maybe they'll close early.

Mavis-Like others have said, try not to worry too much. I know that's easier said than done but worrying is just wasted time. Prayers for ya.

Millie-Great to see ya.

Boo-I was thinking the same thing Asa just posted.

spot-Waffle House, sounds great! Real maple syrup?

AHAPPYNUT-I have to agree with Me-They Truman Capote always made me a bit squeamish, him and Andy Warhol. Although, I did like his book "In Cold Blood."

Well, Al Gore just showed up to shovel the drive, he's mighty fine at shoveling.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48397: yea auh2o real syurp!...10 in of snow ....wow...going up to about 60 here and sun in Ga....lunch will be taco bell.....SPOT

January 09, 2007 - Msg 48398: You know ASA, I had not thought of that but it's true that I would have probably let her play outside by herself during that time and Bruce wouldn't. Thank God.

Sean was sick again this morning and this is driving me crazy trying to get him to school in the morning. I tried to make a dr's appointment for him yesterday but I never could get the office to return my calls. Please pray for him so we can get this taken care of. It makes for some really stressful mornings!


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48399: Good morning everyone. Ity cold but sunny here today. All in all, a pleasant enough winter morning.

Prayers for all that needs them today. Please say a prayer for me today.

AUH2O: Can you send Al over here when he's done; my car needs washing and I'm pretty sure he doesn't have much to do.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48400: Prayers for you Me-They.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48401: Thanks, BOO.

FYI--"The Diane Rehm Show" on NPR (on right now, at least here) is talking about saying "no" to children. The guest (I didn't catch his name) seems to be making a lot of sense.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48402: I'll try to catch it...if I'm not too late.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48403: Still didn't catch his name, but he is the founder of National Instute of Media and Family and just wrote a book entitled, "No: Why KIds of All Ages Need to Hear it and How Parents Can Say it."


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48404: I missed it but it sounds good. I will try to find the book. Thanks...


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48405: OK, here's the moulage for the week: I was reading about Rosie O'Donnell on the Truth Or Fiction website (if you aren't familiar with it, it's a site the researches emails to find out if they are true or deceptive), and they were talking about something Rosie said on The View in September of last year. The panel was discussing the war in Iraq and the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. Rosie was talking about how thousands of innocent people have been killed by the war and she said, "...Radical Christianity is just as threathening as radical Islam in a country like America where we have seperation of church and state..". The email made the point that NBC never made an apology about her statement but if she had said the same thing about the radical homosexuals or any other minority, she would have made a public apology and been fired. True, isn't it? It's getting kind of scary being a Christian in a society that seems to protect the rights of everyone but Christians. Just a thought for the day....any others. I would especially like to hear the opinions of those who don't claim to be Chrisitian...


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48406: If you are a straight, white, heteros*xual, Christian male, you might as well paint a target on your forehead. You're the fairest of game. Yes, I believe it is true, BOO, and you're right, it's scary--scary for the deluded, ignorant, and stubborn who will ultimately pay for their arrogance. I pray they realize their error.


January 09, 2007 - Msg 48407:
Boo-the first time i saw some excoriation on my mom I brought vasaline, and i apply it every time I visit. At least 4 times a week. i have never seen any since. I think it's better thasn the medicated stuff.And the gel cushion, about $40, was well worth it. they really help.
More on the moulage later!
God bless,