January 22, 2007 - Msg 48825: can anybody tell me what andy meant when he said to aunt bee "you're a bird in this world" it was in the episode Oppie and bully

January 22, 2007 - Msg 48826: Msg 48825, it's just an expression....like "you beat everything" or "You're really something." Kind of a colloquialism. Andy said it a lot.

January 22, 2007 - Msg 48827: Hey Charlotte, Millie, and "mystery visitor".

Well, at least I know now that my sickness isn't caused by stress, at least for the most part. Unfortunate, because Kai has it now. Poor thing woke up coughing. It looks like the same thing I have. Like me, no fever, thank God. Gave her the only thing we had - Children's Tylenol+Cold, and then let her suck on a sore throat pop for a little while.
In between sips of water, she says out of nowhere in her little, sweet(and now raspy) voice, "I love you." Which is the most beautiful thing to hear.
Although I don't like her being sick, moments like those - where the room is dim, quiet, and peaceful, and she just utters those words to me - are moments I will cherish forever.

I better get to sleep. I have a feeling I am going to be up with a sick child tomorrow. But I don't mind.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 22, 2007 - Msg 48828: Prayers for you and Kai, Sterling. Hope y'all feel better soon.

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48829: Goodnight everyone. Thank's for your prayer's and concerns for me. I do appreciate it!

Prayer's to everyone here. Sleep tight.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48830: Just had some great news - one of my former students will be skiing in Salt Lake City for the Deaf Olympics in February. How exciting! Asa - if you see Nicole Brill's name - she was my student in jr. high before moving to Aspen, Colorado.

Take care everyone - a busy day here!


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48831: Sterling, thank you for sharing that special moment with Kai with us. It was very touching. You are a blessed man (I know YOU know that very well).

MDC (concerning your quote:) "It'd fit too!!"

You're welcome Warren. Hope you are feeling better soon.

So much to do today and bible study at the drug rehab this evening...would love your prayers for that...

Gotta get the kids to school.


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48832: Morning Dears, Cold here this morning and cloudy, supposed to warm up to the 40's today and hopefully some sunshine to warm things up later today. Today is my hubby's 48th birthday. I made him a german chocolate cake (his favorite) and will cook a special dinner: pork chops, green beans, macarnoi and cheese, and slaw. Ya'll come celebrate with us. Prayers to all today. Have a good day and "act like somebody". Gotta get busy at work. Big Maude

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48833: Happy Birthday to Mr. Big Maude! I'll take a piece of that cake.

Boo, looks like you and I have our ministries on the same evenings. I go to the pregnancy help center tonight to minister to the ladies that come and share the gospel with them. I'll pray for you as you go. Appreciate your prayers, as well.

Prayers for Kai... quick recovery!

Hope everyone has a great day! Come on Spring time!!

Miss Peggy

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48834:
Hello porch family

Boo...prayers for the Bible study. That is a great ministry at the rehab.

Miss Peggy...thank God for your ministry also. Prayers for you!

homemaker...that is great news about your former students. I know you're proud. We're pulling for her. Keep us posted on the outcome. Of course she is already a winner!

Lucy...my wife and I miss each other when I'm on the road without her but we both understand that it is part of God's calling on my life. I try not to book too long of tours at a time but sometimes you can't help it. When the distince is so far you have to book all the dates you can in that area while you're there.

Happy birthday to Maude's hubby.

Well I may not be able to check back in for a few days. Don't know if I'll have internet service where I'm going next. But I'll be praying for you all. That's the wonderful blessing of prayer....miles can not seperate us.

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48835: Good afternoon everyone. No time to chat right now, but I did want to share this piece with you that the Mrs. sent to me:

Malachi 3:3 says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study. That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver. As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities. The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot then she thought again about the verse that says: "He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver." She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined. The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?" He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy -- when I see my image in it.” If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you. Pass this on right now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever they're going through, they'll be a better person in the end.

Have a great one.


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48836: Thank you so much for sharing that, Me-They. I really needed it today. I guess I have told all off you that my trials have really stepped up lately (seems to be since I started teaching the bible study at the rehab). I have already decided that I won't give up and I have been in the "refiner's fire" over the past few weeks. I don't even mean the things that have been happening in my family. I have peace about those things. I am talking about what I have been suffering in my soul...a barrage of doubts, fears and temptations that feel like they are tearing at my soul. I have been here before and I recognize what it is and I know that the battle is the Lord's. The reminder of the result of this refining process was just a real blessing. Thank you.

Thanks for the prayer Rev. I sent up a prayer for you today, too.

Thanks to you Miss Peggy, and I will most certainly pray for your meeting tonight.


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48837: Hey Y'all. Still have a lot going on,but things are getting better. Lots of things I can't go into ,but now I know what was really behind all the mess with my mom and sister this past year..Lots of untruths in the situations I told y'all about. However,I believed it all.The devil has been busy-for sure. Anyway,sorry to be so cryptic,but I can't delve into it. I would ask that you keep my daughter (Laci's mom) in your prayers. She is dealing with a lot right now. Thanks friends.(P.S. You probably can read between the lines)
Prayers for Warren-sorry about your pet. Love to all.
possum under a rock

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48838: Amen,Me-They. Amen.

possum again

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48839: YEAH!!! How bout them COLTS....Peyton and the boys fought HARD for that last victory. Grandma watched that game, tho she is not much of a football fan. We went to Moms on Monday to visit with her and she said,"Boy whoever turned off that game in the middle really missed out!"

They went to Missouri to pack up Grandmas apartment and they had a special tribute day for her at the church. Mom cried thru the whole service. Many wonderful things were said about Grandma, but the thing that touched her most was that she had made a difference to so many people.
She is a special lady!!

fun girl

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48840: Hang in there possum. We're praying.

Yep Fun Girl...it was a good game. Should be a good Super Bowl too.

M-T...Good Word to us all.

Prayers for all

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48841: Thanks Boo and Rev. The prayers we send up for one another is a ministry in itself!! Prayers for you as well, Possum.

Boo, the fact that you are having such resistance from the enemy just proves that you are right where the Lord wants you! The enemy leaves us alone when we become ineffective for the Lord. Remember, "Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!"

Miss Peggy

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48842: MERLE DEAN says "Hey"


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48843: P.S.
Been having trouble with my car...listen..."squeak...squeak....squeak"
Whaddya think ?


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48844: Thanks for the encouragement Peggy!

HEY to Merle Dean (love the name!).


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48845: I actually use to frequent this Front Porch back in the day---1996-1997-1998.
Happy to see the tress still seem so full with good folks.

Got my name from the "Gomer as the Houseguest" episode

"It's yer shocks, YER SHOCKS"- Gomer
"Thank Gome"- MERLE DEAN

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48846: Yes Merle Dean, I recognized it and think it's a good choice.


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48847: Why, Merle Dean, where HAVE you been? Welcome home, stranger. And here's a ticket. Broken down cars all over this town.
Charlotte Tucker

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48848: Hey to ky girl. Good to see you too. I see you posted last night in the archives.

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48849: Hey Merle Dean! Haven't met you yet, but nice to meet you! (huh?);)

Well, took Kai to the doctor today(thanks for the prayers), due to her cough last night and wanting to see if there was anything special we could do before the plane ride later this week. But the doc checked her over and said everything looks pretty good. Hopefully it is not the calm before the storm, and is just a head cold or something. But, will be sure to keep up the fluids, vitamin C, and rest just the same.

Special prayers for everyone battling dark forces in their lives. I think that would be probably everyone, actually. But evil can only triumph if we let it.

-Sterling Holobyte

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48850: Well, Hey to MERLE DEAN! We haven't seen you in a month of Sundays. Hope you'll come around more often.

Boo, hang in there, dear. Miss Peggy is right, you know. You must be making the devil uncomfortable or he wouldn't be bothering you.

Possum, sounds like you might be close to a breakthrough on the homefront. It sure does make it difficult when folks you should be able to trust are telling untruths (lies?), because you don't know whom to believe. Just pray and bide your time, because the Light will reveal the hidden things eventually.

Well, gotta get ready for work. Have a great evening, everyone. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48851: Hey gang!...gosh sorry about not posting but hope yall understand....I have got to read the mail...been just working like a dog "ha ha" moving miss sherrys stuff in my basement....Big Maude you been feeding these folks?...Asa you help her...I will get breakfast at waffle house in the morning ok?....well let me get this trailer un hitched...hey Ro,boo,Tom,Rev,ct,hazel,possum,mdc,md,bwb,mayor,floyd,lucy,peggy,mil,m-t and all the rest and the new setters.....prayers...I promise I will be back on the job full time soom....toot-a-loo....SPOT

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48852:
I may be in the minority, but i still support our President. I thank God for all the VOLUNTEERS who WANT to get the job done over there. God bless each and every one of our brave, courageous soldiers! May Michael the Archangel lead this battle against this pure evil!
Prayers for kai, Boo, Peggy and Possum and all your ministries and situatuions.
Maude- you indeed know the way to a man's heart!! lol Chocolate cake is the coup d grace! ha
ASA- did you ever get my email reply on nutrition?
Well, hang in there gang!
God bless,
"Speed,speed,speed, that's all you ever think about. Ya gotta drive her SLOW every now and again!"

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48853: Thanks friends for the encouragement and prayers. Group was small tonight but the girls were talkative with lots of questions! Some I sure didn't know how to answer but did my best. There was a new girl who was a crack addict and pregnant, bless her heart. One of the girls turned in a prayer request tonight that made me so sad for her. She is a very quiet girl, about 15 and rarely speaks. She will be getting out of rehab and placed in a foster home. She asked that God find her a good home when she gets out. It is so heartbreaking to think of it. No family or home to go to. Please pray for her. Her name is Jessica.

MDC, I support our government and respect our president, but I am sorry to say that I sure don't trust him. I don't have much faith in politcians, in general.

Glad Kai is doing ok.

I't about 40 degrees here and rainy. I don't think I have ever seen such cool temps for this long a stretch here in South Texas, at least that I can remember. I am really enjoying it because summer will be here to oppress us soon enough! The summers down here are incredibly hot and humid and I don't look forward to that. I am kind of looking forward to not getting up every morning at the crack of dawn and making the kid's lunches and getting them off to school. That will be a nice break.

SPOT, you asked me how the house was coming. Well, since Bruce has been home with his back, he has been working with the home planner on final houseplans. The square footage on the houseplans was just too big. We are trying to reduce it. Bruce wanted to build it too big and I have always been afraid of that. I don't want to be a total slave to the house payment! Anyway, Bruce says we will actually start laying the foundation in April or May.

Think I will stretch out on the couch for the first time today and get a little rest.


January 23, 2007 - Msg 48854: I'm super sleepy, but I had mentioned to Bryan about Bruce's back. He reminded me of when I did vax-d before my 2nd back surgery. It is this machine (for MD's and DC's) that literally pulls you apart. You hold on to these handle bars, have a belt around your waist that's attached to pulley's. It stretches your discs to ease the pain. Many people just think it's the best thing since peanuts and co-cola. You might think of checking it out.
Sterling- I'm glad Kai wasn't too bad. Enjoy your trip. You'll have a good time once you land I'm sure.
MDC- You're not alone in your approval of our government. The President isn't a smooth talker and he's made some mistakes, but I believe he really has a heart of gold.
DWF- I'm glad that you're back. Take care!
Mr. Big Maude- Happy Birthday! Enjoy the cake.
Miss Peggy- You and Boo are doing a great service. Earn those wings!
Possum- I'm praying for your daughter.
Boo- After I began leading our ladies group about strengthening our families is when mine started falling apart. I was being a helpmeet for the first time in 9 years and we were having so many problems. That's just how the devil works. You're doing the right thing. Hang in there. Hubby and I are doing much better now and so will your issues.
Merle Dean- Hey! Nice to meet you.
Romeena- Be safe in your travels to and from work tonight.
Fungirl- That's neat about your grandmother.
Well, ya'lls, I'm tired. I'll be rockin' with ya tomorrow. I'll bring the sweet tea.

January 23, 2007 - Msg 48855: Sorry that was me. Told ya I'm wiped!
~Lucy Matthews

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48856: Merle Dean....would you happen to be the same Merle Dean who just joined TAGS forum? Im hab101 there. Welcome to the porch!

Possum, Im not 100% sure of your situation, but prayer's for your daughter.

I gotta get some sleep. Im pushing the limits!

Deputy Warren Ferguson

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48857: MESSAGE REMOVED

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48858: Warren,
"One in the same....one in the same !"
I haven't been around these parts in ferever...ya see...
"In our lifetime we travel many roads..."


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48859: Hey Warren, hope you got some sleep.

Thanks Lucy! You are such a sweet person. I think I saw a commercial for a local DC who uses the machine you mentioned. I will have to check it out. When Bruce went to PT on Monday they put him in a deep, warm pool with weights on his ankles to releive the spasms. It seemed to help some but he is still moving so slow and the way he is having to walk is going to cause a problem with the rest of his back or hips soon. I think I will talk to him about seeing a DC, too. He has a friend who is one and I think she could help him.

Gotta go get the kids ready for school...


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48860:
Morning Porch

Lots going on here on the Porch, sorry I just gave the postings a quick glance and hope to catch up later.

Boo-I know I'm a heartless Conservative but your prayer request for Jessica did tear me up a little bit. God Bless her. Prayers for her, and you!

Sterling-Glad to Kai is feeling better.

Another busy day, today. But, I wanted to stop by and say hey!


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48861: MESSAGE REMOVED

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48862: Good morning everyone. Hope you all are well.

AUH2O: I just heard this morning that if the numbers keep going in the same direction that they have been, Independents will outnumber card-carrying Democrats and Republicans in about 25 years. Can't say that I have a problem with that. I feel the same way as BOO does about Bush. And most other politicians (both parties), unfortunately. I'd like to feel differently. I heard a guy this morning on the radio, when asked about how he felt about the president's speech, say: "'I am not a crook,' 'I know nothing about a Iran-Contra,' 'Read my lips, no new taxes,' 'I did not have se*xual relations with that woman,' and 'We are threatened by weapons of mass destruction.' What should I think? He's no different that the rest of them." Kinda makes you think. Oh, well, no more politics for me today. It's too nice of a day!

Prayers for all of you. Welcome, MERLE DEAN.

Me--You know what you can do with yer kumbay, don'tcha--They

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48863: Good grief! Don't those spammers ever give up? Please, please - don't anyone click on any of those blue things, or they'll be on us like stink on a skunk.

Woohoo! Just finished my two 12's, and now I'm off until next Monday night. Sure is a good feeling, sitting here at this keyboard, looking out my window at the back yard and the pond, and knowing I can do exactly as I please today because I don't have to go back tonight. Yay!!

Well, time for some breakfast, and the Plum for some reason is expecting her breakfast, too. She says hey! --Romeena

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48864: Well, I don't mean to start a moulage, but I just can't blame President Bush for going after what he had every reason to believe was a huge stockpile of WMDs. May I refer you to the following TruthorFiction website:


You'll just have to copy and paste, we can't do links right now, but I'm sure we all know how to do that. According to this report, I guess everyone but Saddam "knew" there were WMDs there, and I'm still not sure they weren't. That's an awful lot of sand, and it would be pretty hard to search it all. After 9/11, we were all pretty tense, and Dubya was no different. He acted on the advice of those whose job it is to advise him, and so far, it appears everyone was wrong.
I've said it before, though, and here it comes again. Let's just suppose he hadn't invaded Iraq, and the WMDs really were there. We'd all be in deep trouble right now, and blasting him for not taking action. He can't win. Why anyone would want that job is beyond me. And may God have mercy on our souls if Hillary makes it into that office.
OK, I've said it, and I ain't takin' it back. --Romeena

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48865: Welcome home, Romeena. Hope you have a wonderful day. It's raining cats and dogs here and I am about to get out in it...errands to run, ya know.

Auh2o, thank you so much for the prayers and you are about the farthest thing from heartless possible! Bless your heart.

Me-They, I had to laugh at your post. The truth is the truth, isn't it? No sense deluding ourselves. We need to face things head-on and pray for our nation and it's leaders. I will never forget all that mess during the Clinton admin. How sickening. I got to where I wouldn't even read about it in the paper because the salacious details were so disgusting to me. It angered me that it was all over the news. Anyway, thanks for the chuckle (Kumbaya!ha).


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48866: ROMEENA: Far be it from me to call our president a liar about WMDs in Iraq. I, too, think he did what he did because he thought they did have them (and, yes, it is still possible they did). However, I do feel that the president is guilty of seeing what he wanted to see, and only listening to those who had answers he wanted or expected. I don't question Bush's integrity, only his judgement. I, too, believe that what we did in Iraq was the right thing. I also believe that much of the mess we are in is because early on the president was too loyal to subordinates who had their own ideas and didn't listen adequately to others outside the circle, or the military. When you find out you've been wrong, you need to admit it and change tactics. Sometimes, you need to hear opinions of others who disagree. We are all human, even the president, and none of us are above mistakes. So mistakes should not define our presidents; how they deal with them should. Bush, like nearly every politician just won't exhibit the humility necessary to say, "I'm wrong." Political suicide, perhaps, but the right thing to do is always the right thing to do.

I voted for Bush (twice) and, given the same choices, would do the same again. There's bad, then there's disaster ;).

Okay, really, that's enough politics for me!

Hey, BOO, how's it going today?


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48867: After all, what do I know about politics? I voted for Ross Perot. And Jerry Brown. And Pat Buchanan. Quite a buffet, eh?


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48868:
Thought I'd stop by the Porch and have some lunch, coke and a ham sub.

Personally, I think Dubya is a fine (not great) President, he was handed a mess, in part, created by his father and cemented during Bubba's terms. If we would have had a continued a policy of appeasement with Iraq our future would be much more bleak. Appeasement has never worked, just look at Chamberlain and Germany, JFK and the Bay of Pigs, Carter and the Palestinians, Bush Sr and Iraq, Bubba and al Qaeda, North Korea, and Iraq. Even during the formation of our country Thomas Jefferson, and those in his corner, punted the "slavery issue" and left it for someone else to clean up. That's what appeasement does, it leaves a mess for someone else. Have there been mistakes, you bet, will there be more, you can count on it. However, we are winning this war and for those that think we are not, I think they do so only for political reason and that is nauseating.

Maybe, we should call this discussion historical and not political.

Me-They How in the world do you make a leap from Pat Buchanan to Jerry Brown? You're a regular Carl Wallenda. haha


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48869: Thank you Romeena for your post. I may be the only one in the world left who thinks it, but I still believe there were and still are wmd's.
I heard a clip on Sean Hannity's show yesterday with Jimmy Carter speaking at a school. He was asked by a young child how world war 2 started. Carter went on to explain how Hitler was empowered in Germany and had desires to expand his power by going into other countries and taking over, and how the world was to slow to react to Hitler's ambitions. My gosh, speed ahead 60 years, exchange Hitler for Hussein and I think you have the same situation. Only this time we had a president with the guts to act on it. Also we had a congress with the guts to act on it... but only till things got tough. We will never know, but I sure wonder how things might be different if Sadam was still in power. Makes ya think!


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48870: With, me, AUH2O, it's about integrity and principle. Yeah, I know you have to be effective, but I'd rather vote for an "ineffective" man (or woman) of integrity and principle than one with none (or little) who is "effective" at getting things done. Roads, bridges, and healthcare are important things, but the intangible things like truth, liberty, justice, freedom, mercy, honesty, and standing on principle even when you're own friends and party desert you, is too.

Jerry Brown got my respect for standing up to the election system, even though it was more than obvious he would fail (remember, he would accept absolutely no campaign contributions from anyone or any company or interest group for more than $100); Buchanan got it because he said how he felt, and you knew exactly where he stood on any given issue--there was absolutely no question. Perot got me (the first time he ran) because he, too, came from outside the system and genuinely seemed to care not for the office but for serving his country. (And I love flip charts, haha.) I didn't agree with everything these guys espoused, for sure. But they weren't your typical career political yes-men who are more beholden to the survival of their party than to the health and prosperity of the nation.

And, you're right BOO; a liar is a liar, no two ways about it. It doesn't matter which party, or what the "good" reason--the wrong thing is the wrong thing. I'm not insinuating anything; as I said before, I'm not about to call Bush a liar.

Out of the blue, here are my favorite presidents in no particular order:
Theodore Roosevelt (Now there was an interesting guy! And his party hated, hated him, too.)
Franklin Roosevelt
George Washington (A giant.)
Jimmy Carter (I know, I know...)
Ronald Reagan
Abraham Lincoln
Harry Truman (A hero of mine.)
Close: Jefferson


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48871:
Asa-I agree, there most definitely were WMD's, absolutely!

Me-They I agree with you about integrity and principle. I even agree about the roads and bridges but heathcare, I have to take a pass on. I don't want the people who brought us the DMV handling my heathcare. I am much better at deciding what is good for my family than and any council of men. The less the State does for me means the less it can do to me.

George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
John Adams
Harry Truman
James Madison (for the Constitution)


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48872: Well maybe you can get started soon on the house Boo...Im here at work till 10 tonight...will try to keep all the lights on....supper will be country fried steak and gravy,fried okra,field peas,bisquits and big maude slaw....back in a bit...SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48873: Hey MERLE DEAN im the cook around these parts...welcome...im in ga where ya at?...SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48874: Thanks auh2o. It's a lonely island we are on huh? LOL

MDC, My home computer is out of service right now so I have not been able to check my e mails. I hope to be back on with it this week sometime.

Boo, how many square feet is your home gonna have? All one level? Plans woman, we need plans!:)

Homemaker, I'll be looking for your former student next month. That's neat.

Well back to work.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48875: Whoops, rocked on yer paw Spot. Dinner sounds great.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48876: What is this Constitution of which you speak, AUH2O? ;) So, you're not a Hamiltonian, huh? (That's history-geek speak.)

Dinner sounds great, SPOT. Can I pass on the okra and have extra peas? And, I guess I should admit my dark secret now...I don't like cole slaw. Any way, any kind. (It's made with that evil condiment.) Please don't hate me--I can't help what I am!

"He's a NUT!"

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48877: Say hello to Gilligan for me, ASA ;). Actually, I enjoy visiting your island, I just don't want to live there. Too many coconut cream pies and headhunters. Plus, a hammock can't be good for your back.

BOO: Yeah, what ASA said.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48878:
I am almost 100% sure they are in Syria! Some biblical prophecy on that too. Sorry about starting a moulage. Us 29% just still around I guess! ha
Ok, asa, let me know.
Methey, sure that aint bark stuck in your front pocket? ha
Me back to work too!

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48879: how about everybody telling your favorite TAGS quotes. the winter time blues are here and all this political debate is givin me a headache..lol

I will start it off....
"I never saw on Pa."
"Never saw one what."
"A half a boy."

i love that...its one of my favorites.
fun girl

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48880: Boy, I love the conversation here on the porch. Wish I were not so ingnorant of politics so I could moulage with you about it.

Ok, Spot and Me-They. As of now, the house is one-story except for a possible bonus room upstairs that we will finish ourselves. So, we are looking at about 3100sf, minus the bonus room if we finish it. The first floor will consist of kitchen/dining room combined as one large open area, an arched opening from that area into the family room. Each of those will have 9ft ceilings and the family room will have a built-in bookcase and a stone fireplace. The back of the family room will have french doors opening onto the back patio and large windows along the back wall looking onto the patio and backyard. The kitchen also is against the back wall of the house with large windows above the sink which look out into the backyard. There will be a mudroom/laundry that will be next to the kitchen with a door that opens onto the back patio. There will be a master bedroom that opens onto the family room and it will have a bathroom and walk-in closet. The kids will each have a room and they will share a bathroom between the two rooms. I have decided to put in a 48" shower with a shower seat instead of the standard bathtub/shower because I despise cleaning bathtubs! I do want to put a jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom but that's it. The kids bath will also have a linen closet and double-sink vanity. The kids rooms have built in desk areas and walk-in closets. There will be a small study/computer room off the dining area that will have french doors from the dining area into the study. Also we will have a guestroom with a guest bath because we think there is a good possibility that we will have elderly parents living with us at some point, so everything will be handicap access and there will be a shower with a seat in that bathroom. That's about it for the inside. The outside will be white Hardy Plank with large windows and a front porch across the front with pillars and rails. The foundation of the house that is visible above ground (about 2 feet) will be bricked with red brick of some sort. Have not decided on the roof yet, whether shingle or metal or color?? The back patio will be covered and that's all I can think of to tell you unless you have specific questions. I would be happy to answer them if you do.

Gotta go, promised Erin I would play Candy Land with her...


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48881: Fungirl, I think one of my favorite quotes would have to be from Lydia: "I hate the sun..when I go out into the sun, I get the Herpes"...or something close to that.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48882: Sorry, FUNGIRL.

"Good sermon preacher. That's one subject you can't talk enough about: sin."


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48883: Oh, hey, BOO. Didn't see you there. The house sounds great. I hope that you put a toilet in that Brady Bunch kids' bathroom.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48884: dont like okrs?...or slaw?.....M-T i was just raised on a farm and ate everything...SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48885:
fungirl-I have two that I just can't choose from,"Alright, Alright, Alright! Of course you smell gas. What do you think this car runs on, coal?!" and "Boy, giraffes are selfish, just run around looking out for number one, getting hit by lightning..."

Me-They I am most certainly a Hamiltonian and believe he played an important role in forming the Union, more then he is generally given credit. However, I thought we were listing Presidents. I believe that Madison, even though a Jeffersonian, should be given much of the credit that has been afforded to Jefferson himself.

MDC-Did you start this? haha


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48886: AUH2O: A Hamiltonian and a Jeffersonian? And you think it's wierd that I voted for Brown and Buchanan? Just joshing. Yeah, we were just listing presidents. Tippacanoe and Tyler, too!

SPOT: Believe it or not, I'm not that picky of an eater. I like about 99% of all veggies, though I have to admit that I let most mayo based-salads pass on by.

"Did you get that from your ten-cent magazine?"

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48887: Y'all have a great evening!

"'The quality of mercy is not strained, it droppeth as the gentle rain from Heaven.' You're not talking to a jerk you know!"

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48888: I dip my fries in mayo....love white bread and TONS of mayto and fresh tomato sandwich....the one thing i kinda dont like are beats....SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48889: LOVE beets! they're good cooked just as they are.


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48890: Good afternoon, all. Just got up from a long nap, and feel much better. I'm ready to face the rest of the week now. Last night was a long shift, but two of my patients were so nice and so sweet, they made it feel worthwhile.

I love beets! Any way you fix 'em! My mother used to make a tangy orange glaze and put it over tiny whole beets, or bigger ones chunked up. Yum! Actually, I love all veggies. Can't think of a one I won't eat. I like some better than others, but wouldn't refuse any of them.

Me-They, I'm part-way with you on the mayo thing. It's not my favorite thing. Love MW, but don't care much for mayo. It doesn't have any real taste, it's just sorta, well, slick.

I had cold cuts left over Saturday night's party, and tonight I'll have a lightly-toasted, split croissant, with a little honey Dijon mustard, a lot of very rare, very thin-sliced roast beef, lettuce and tomatoes with salt and pepper. What a sandwich! I might even have two - the croissants aren't all that big.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"I can take some cleanin' up, and I can take some mannerin', and I can take a bossy mouth, but I ain't about to be beat to death with no spoon!" - Briscoe Darling

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48891: "I'm just waitin for you to go too far."

Have a great Mayberry Day!

Mary Wiggins

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48892: Hee hee Ro, I had forgotten about that one. Thats a good un. Oh also what I love....is when Barney and Andy are playing cards and Otis comes it. And Barney keeps saying, "GIN" and everytime, Otis says "Dont mind if I do!" And then there is always my favorite about the Robert E Lee natural bridge....hee hee

fun girl

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48893: That's a good one, fungirl! I have been thinking of one that is driving me crazy because I can't remember the episode or situation in which it was used...maybe one of you can help me with it. I just remember Andy saying to someone about Barney: "He's never been married" or "He's not married"...do any of you remember what it is I'm talking about, cause I sure don't, ha!


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48894: hey gang ,just stopped in for a trouble check ,hope everyone has a great evening

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48895: Hey fg,ro,md racing not far off!...hey mary,lucy my buddy asa and all..slow here at work wish 10 would get here....snack time:hot cheese dip from the mexican resturant and nachos....SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48896: If we could have only had Andy for President and Barney for Vice President in the early days, we would be living in a much nicer place. Barney would have nipped in the bud all those problems that we have encountered over the years. Leon

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48897:
Welcome Leon!
APB for Mrs Wiley!
I got a letter from Colt. He says not to worry, he has to post from the library now, and the nasty weather in Lincoln has kept him indoors!
MD, good to see you! Racing season soon, any predictions?
Prayers continue! The state of the porch is good!
"Sharon Despain and Andy Taylor, now there goes one of the great romances of all time."

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48898: Boo, the ep you are talking about is "The Inspector". The one where that inspector comes to town to observe Andy and Barney. I love that one. The part you are remembering is when Andy is talking to the inspector about a magazine he doesn't subscribe to anymore (or something to that effect), the Policemans Monthly, or some such thing. And as an aside to the inspector he says "I had to quit taking it. It had a lot of girlie pictures you see, and well, Barney, he's never been married." I think that's the one you are talking about.

"What man would vote for a woman?"
"The same weak-kneed, lily livered turn coat who would sign a petition!"

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48899: Welcome Leon!...I try to do most of the cooking around the porch...we got a chair with your name on it...well about quiting time.....SPOT

January 24, 2007 - Msg 48900: Thanks Hazel, that's the one alright. It was bugging me that I couldn't remember the episode. So funny, you would never hear anyone say that in the sitcoms today. Imagine, a 40yr old virgin on TV today!

Me-They, the kids bathroom isn't Brady Bunch style. They will share it but they don't enter it from their rooms, but from the hallway.

Well, time for the nightly shower and Melatonin ritual. Goodnight!


January 24, 2007 - Msg 48901: Howdy, all, and welcome to you, Leon, are you the same Leon who used to visit the porch?

Boo, the house plans sound great. I understand what you're saying about keeping the cost down, but let me just say this. When my husband and I built this house in 1973, my dad was the builder, and he wanted to make the house a bit bigger than it is. He wanted to put four more feet across the whole back of the house, but we refused, because it was going to add $50 a month to the payment! That doesn't sound like much now, but that's just the point. In a few years, the extra dollars now won't seem like much, and those four extra feet would have made the master bedroom closet and bathroom much bigger, as well as the office where my desk is located, the dining end of the kitchen and the sunroom - all would have been much nicer. Don't just focus on what you can do today. If you can, bite the bullet just a bit harder and go for it. In later years, you might be very glad you did. Just a thought...

Well, the Plum wants to cuddle, so guess I'd better go make a lap for her. Since I worked the last two nights, she's a bit clingy tonight. Little velcro doggie.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48902: Folks,

I turned off the ability to link and removed the "spam" posts. I may turn it back on at a later date but for now...it'll be cut and paste.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48903: Morning porch. Cold here and expected to get colder tonight. Guess I will hibernate in the house for the next few days except when I am at work. Lets have oatmeal and cinnamon toast for breakfast, coffee or hot tea or maybe hot chocolate. Floyd thanks for taking care of the porch for us. So far so good with my sons driving experieces. Makes me very very nervous though. I make him call me when he gets "there" and when he is leaving to come home. I know it is driving him crazy but for now he will have to live with my neurotic worries. seems like the older they (I) get the more there is to worry about. You guys have a great day, prayers to all. Big Maude

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48904: Fine with me, Floyd, thanks.

It's 38 degrees again here this morning and I love it. I'm glad there is no ice to deal with, though. I have been enjoying wearing my sweats for a change. Usually down here in the winter we start off the day in warm clothes and have to change by noon.

Thanks for your thoughts on the building. I had not considered that...something to think about. I think that the square footage we are talking about would be fairly minimal and if we do decide to finish the upstairs room we will have plenty of room, I think.

Well, I hear the kids arguing at the kitchen table. They seem to be rather cranky this morning!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48905: That second paragraph was for Romeena.

Sorry to hear about your worries, Maude. That must be hard and I am not looking forward to it!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48906: HI ALL!! O Brrrrr!! It's cold here!!! Two degrees and going to go lower before the night is out--and expeting six more inches of snow before the weekend.
My dear little brother and I are having problems.
He is trying to drag my darlin' little girl into it--and she dosen't have the time or the ability to be involved.
I give him his space--so why can't he give me mine???
I was watching the "Punch in the nose " episode Yesterday.
The book of James is right about "a little member setting a fire"
That's what I feel like now.
It's all gossip--but baby bro seems to take it too seriously.
Watched "Opie's newspaper" too.
Sometimes I think we should remember what Ma Ingalls said to Laura in "Little town On the Prarie"
If wisdom's ways you truly seek, thease things
observe with care.
To whom you speak
of what you speak
and how and when and where.

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48907: Good thought, HappyNut. I am currently reading a book called, 30 Days To Tame The Tongue, and it's very good. I am working on keeping my mouth shut alot more often!....sometimes extremely hard to do. I guess that's why James (I think it was James) says that a man who can keep his tongue is a perfect man.


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48908: I think I will have a TAGS marathon this evening. I got a particular hankering to watch some eps with Earnest T Bass and then some with the Darlings.

Andy:"Eatin speakes louder than words. I ate four bowls."
Aunt Bea:"Your education was worth every penny."

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48909: Good morning everyone. Busy today, so I don't have much time to chat. I did want to mention that we are having a "home visit" next week from a dog rescue organization. We are planning to adopt a dog. Believe it or not, we are considering adopting a 10-year-old c*cker spaniel. After having three senior dogs pass away over the last few years we surprised ourselves, but it seems like the right thing to do. He sounds great so we all hope it goes well. Nora can barely contain her excitement.


"I hate chit-chat. I like regular conversation, but I hate chit-chat."

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48910: APB for HORATIO, IDELLE, TOM, DIXIE, GOOBER, and all the rest of you!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48911:
Barney: You know what I think I'm gonna' do?
Andy: What?
Barney: I'm gonna' go home, have me a little nap, and then go over to Thelma Lou's and watch a little TV.
Andy: Mmm-hmm.
Barney: Yeah, I believe that's what I'll do. Go home... have a nap... and then over to Thelma Lou's for TV.
Andy: Mmm.
Barney: Yep, that's the plan. Home... little nap... then...
Malcom Tucker: For the love of Mike DO it!
Malcom Tucker: Do it! Just DO it! Go take a nap, go to Thelma Lou's for TV, just DO IT!


January 25, 2007 - Msg 48912: Oh, yeah, BOO, I wanted to say that part of me agrees with what ROMEENA said about building a little bigger for later. But, part me says that teh money you save could be used for other purposes. After all, it's not like your house is going to be tiny anyway. And, you know what they say, "Love grows best in small houses." Don't necessarily thinks that its always truw, but that's what they say!

"You can go back to what you were doing. What were you doing?"

January 25, 2007 - Msg 48913: i cant believe a whole town comes to a stand still cause two little old ladies feel fall asleep!