February 01, 2007 - Msg 49216: Hazel, I didn't know chickens could eat like that!:)


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49217: Hazel, that'll lay on yer chest.....

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49218: Nice sweep, ASA!

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49219: Wow, I shouldn't sweep on a full belly like that. I better go sit down for a spell.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49220: Floyd or Poor Horatio, when I went back to sarah's tonite, I couldn't get on....looks like Java is loading, then I get a blank white box. Any ideas?

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49221: Same here Millie. I got a white box that said start up error and then some other stuff.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49222: You know, I am only 9 but appreciate TAGS as much as y'all. Hey, pass some taters an' cake!

Miller,son of Millie

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49223: Hey there Miller. Ckes all gone but here's some taters for ya.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49224: Thanks Asa! I love taters! Hey, is it snowing where you are? we got two patches of snow.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49225: I foresee a school delay tomorrow. . . .


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49226: Miller - do you have school delays. . .teachers really love them. . .I know I do!!!


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49227: Heh, homemaker, we have only had a school delay once this winter. Maybe a school delay tommorow? You can only hope.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49228: Hey Millie and Asa, Sarah's is working for me? Maybe you need to go to the page and hold Ctrl and hit Reload to force it to load the page again correctly.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49229: Where is reload? Still getting nothing.

Miller has gone to bed. He got a real thrill posting here. Thanks for being nice to him. He's a good kid.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49230: Hi All, have not been able to get on for a while. My computer went down. Suspect a hacker got a hold of it. Bad thing cost me a lot to get it fixed. Its sad that you try to protect your computer just as you do your home. There will always be a mean person that causes problems in your life for no reason. Hope everyone has been doing ok. Almost afraid to stay on computer anymore, afraid someone will get in and mess me up again. Its a sad world we live in. I pray that it changes real soon. Good night all. Hope to be back tommorow.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49231: MSG 49230 signed Monte

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49232: Howdy, Monte, sorry about your computer problems. Hope you get back here soon.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49233: Millie,

Try "Ctrl+F5" if you're using Internet Explorer. It may work in other browsers as well. It forces the page to reload completely. I was able to get in with no trouble. Sorry you're having a hard time.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49234: Thanks, Floyd, for trying to help. I did the ctrlf5 thing, it did the same thing as when I open the page....looks like it's loading Java,then goes to a white square witha little x in the upper left corner....nothing clicks. Sorry to be a bother.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49235: Hmmm on their site it says that the problem you're seeing is because you don't have the latest version of Java? That seems strange since it worked for you last night? You may want to try downloading it and installing just to see. They also said it could be a firewall or something like.

Personally, I'd try this:
Your internet cache is serving files from an older version of the applet. To clear out your temporary internet files; Close the web browser, open it back up and reload the web page and click Yes (or Run) when asked.


February 01, 2007 - Msg 49236: No luck Floyd. it must just be my computer or something. I tried mIRC too, it looks like the old chatroom, where I was always alone, even though ph kept telling me here that he was on there too. So weird.

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49237: FLOYD...I got it! I'm in! Don't know just what happened.....THANKS!

February 01, 2007 - Msg 49238: Floyd, it must be very difficult to build a site that we all can access. When you consider all the different browsers people are using, different versions and computer configurations, I can't imagine how you can design something that fits all of us. I'm impressed.

Sugarplum ate a small dinner, then retired to her crate. It will be interesting to see if she leaves the crate tonight to share my space with me as she usually does. Last night, I think I told you, she refused to leave the crate. First time she's ever done that, and I hope it's the last. I don't sleep well without her small presence beside me.

Well, I'm ready to turn in, so guess I'll find out. See you all in the morning. --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49239: Happy Groundhogs Day!
- Hazel

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49240: "Wanna buy a ship in a bottle?"

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49241: Spring is right around the corner because ol' Phil didn't see his shadow. You know, Asa, you could be our version of Phil! ;)


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49242: Happy Groundhog Day!
Isn't funny how many "holiday's" we have? I vote for Asa!
I just want to thank everyone for your comments. Millie, thank you for explaining your situation. That is how I have felt. My problem is that I'm seeing the effects on Bryson, such as being afraid of being hit by me, his self-esteem, and worrying about his weight (he's in the 20%). I know in my heart we have the best place for Nick, but it's hard showing someone affection when they hurt your child. I'm trying. I will mention to Bryan about praying. Romeena, I have the video camera battery charging. The reason I wanted him to wear long sleeves is because he already has a cold and I really don't want him staying home from school-that's my refuge! I told Bryan a little on how I feel before he goes today. The thing is that I don't want him to feel like he has to choose between his wife and child. Again, thank you!
Floyd- I didn't know about the cookbook. Thank you for sharing. I love to cook and may post recipes.
Boo- What did you do with the pot roast?
Monte- I hope you get your computer fixed soon. I'd feel lost without mine.
Romeena- Thank goodness Sugarplum isn't really ill. I hope she feels better soon.
Mavis- YEAH! I told you before that I have had fatty tissues (cysts) in mine before and yes they can be bothersome during your cycles, but I would think that would be okay as long as you don't have cancer. I'm glad you've found a fella that will treat you well. You deserve it!
Homemaker- Did y'all get out of school?
Well, I need to do some laundry. Nick is spending the weekend at church (yeah, I'm so bad) so I need to get him packed to go. Y'all have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you and yours,

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49243: Ro I'm sorry to read about Plum, maybe she felt more secure in her crate, like a little den. I know my kids do that sometimes. Hopefully before long I can get here to read the archives & get caught up. The weather is so nasty here, I had to miss work yesterday & let me tell you, I hate that. Working today tho, but my first appt. cancelled so I don't start until noon. I'll be back later.
Thanks for all the well wishes, I am sure happy about the results myself!

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49244:
Nice here today, 2 maybe 3 inches of snow but no wind. Speaking of wind, where's Me-They? haha Sorry about that buddy, I just couldn't resist.

Mavis-Glad to hear the results were good!

Ro-Sorry to see that the plum is not quite up to speed.

Lucy-I just don't know what to about situation other than I'm praying for ya.

Miller-Hey There!

Barney: "Now don't get purposely obtuse, Andy."


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49245: Morning, all. Mavis, I'm so happy for you - what good news! It's an answer to many prayers. As for the Plum staying in her crate, you're absolutely right. That's her little den, and she treats it as such. However, last night she got right up and headed for bed when I did. Poor little thing, she just stood at the foot of her steps and looked up at the top of the bed, like she couldn't imagine climbing such a mountain. Naturally, I picked her up. She waited for me to get settled, then walked over me and settled into her accustomed spot behind my back. Sure felt good to have her back in her place.

Lucy, of course you couldn't let the kid go without sleeves if he was already half-sick. It's just that I believe a child learns best by meeting the consequences of their actions. It's a parent's place to protect them from consequences that might be truly harmful, and that's what you did. (Bonus - it kept him in school and out of your hair, too. Teehee)

Well, gotta run. The Plum is up, and acting hungry. Good sign! --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49246: Porch,
One of my new years resolutions is to save money. Can y'all give me ways that you save money around the house? Do y'all consider yourselves frugal?

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49247: Oh, my! Lucy, I wish I could say that I'm frugal, but I'm afraid I'm not. Oh, I do a few things, like turning off lights that are not in use, but then I have landscape lights that burn all night, and certainly use up more than I save. Those landscape lights are there for safety, though, not just to look pretty, so I think they're justified. I do watch for grocery specials, but since I'm only feeding myself, it doesn't amount to much. I will splurge and buy a good piece of Angus beef, but I make sure I get at least two meals out of it, and usually buy it on Wednesday morning, when the butcher is marking things down to make room for the next shipment. Now there's a tip. Make friends with the butcher or meat market manager, and find out what days he typically marks the nicer cuts of meat down. I probably don't spend more than $150-$200 a month on groceries. I enjoy eating out, but usually make it lunch rather than dinner, because it's cheaper. I eat very little fast food, because it's not all that healthful, and usually isn't a good buy for the money. I can get a great lunch at Olive Garden for just about what a Big Mac, fries and a drink would cost. I only buy clothing that's on sale, very rarely pay the original price for anything. I drive a very nice car, but it's pre-owned, I never buy a new one. Stale bread, cereal, crackers and such become bird feed, thereby reducing slightly the amount I spend on purchased critter feed. So - no major savings here, I'm afraid, other than what I save on my car. A $48,000 car for $23,000 with a full new-car warranty isn't a bad deal, but that's about the only big savings I can claim.

Just heard from the Plum's doctor. Her blood panels look exactly like they did six months ago, still with an elevated alkaline phosphatase, but he's not concerned. He doesn't want to repeat all the follow-up tests we did before, looking for confirmation of Cushing's. He says he doesn't think she has it, she's just getting older. Her thyroid is significantly low, though, and he's putting her on a small supplement - gotta go pick it up today. All in all, for twelve, she's in pretty good shape. She seems to be fine as far as whatever was wrong yesterday goes. She's much better today, little tail flying like a flag once again. That's my very reliable barometer of how she's feeling. Droopy tail, sick Plum. Waving tail, happy Plum. Mercy, I love that puppy!

Well, I'm off to the grocery store - daughter coming up from Fredericksburg tomorrow for a short visit. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49248: Yeaaaa for the Plum. Glad she is doing better and her tests came back good. Barney, although still tender, seems to be feeling a lot better. I know just what you mean about the tail as a barometer for telling how they are feeling Ro. Furkids are such a trip.

Lucy, both my folks are British, who have a lock on frugality. So here are a few tips I would share with you.
1. Clearly define wants from needs. Easy to say, hard to do, especially when children are involved. My advice is never buy anything on impulse. Hold off for a day or two if possible and then see if you still need or want it.

2. Fast food, as Romeena said is a killer. Not only for health reasons, but also on the budget. You can make a lot of sammiches at home for what you'll pay for a fast food meal.

3. Buy in bulk. Places like Sam's club or Costco can save a lot if you buy in bulk.

4. Don't be afraid to haggle folks on prices. You'd be surprised on the money you can save when buying something by simply asking "is that the best you can do"? Sure you can't do that with everything, but you can on more than you might realise.
Hope that helps some.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49249: Hey there, porch! Happy Ground hogs day! Auh20, hey there back atcha! On the subject of Ground hogs day an' ol puxatawny phil, here is a tongue twister for ya....

How much ground could a groundhog hog if a ground hog could hog ground?
Say it 5 times fast.Hehehe... Oh, and BTW heres a snack. Some Tater Chips and Apple cider!


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49250: Sorry bout double posting, but It is six weeks till spring either way! Yea, I am normaly more optimistic bout winter stuff.:-p.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49251: I just saw that Miller was posting again today. I guess I should have asked y'all if it was okay. He really wants to talk to somebody online, but no place is safe, and I'm so cautious with it. This is the only place I was okay with him looking. Interestingly, he is a fan of TAGS and watches with me often. If y'all would rather not have a kid around, we understand. Thanks, friends.

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49252: Millie, I for one am delighted to have Miller visit with us. Young folks are so refreshing, and might just keep us energized. Besides, as you say, there aren't that many places where he can safely go. How old is he? I think I knew, but we all know about my famous memory....

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49253: Thanks for the welcome, Romeena. I'm nine. Enjoying the chips and cider?


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49254: Thanks, Ro, you're the cat's!

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49255: And Hey to the Plum. Hope she's lots better.

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49256: Hey, Asa! I'm glad Barney is feeling better, too. The Plum is pretty much back to her old self. Sleeping more, but behaves normally when she's up. At the moment, she's lurking in the entryway, hoping that the wall will miraculously fall down when the mailman comes on the porch, and she can ambush him. It won't, of course, and she'll have to content herself with shredding the mail before I can get to the door, like she does every day.

You're right about the savings at Sam's and Costco, when you buy in bulk. It's no saving for me, because the stuff will spoil before I ever get it used up, but for a family, it's great. I used to shop there a lot when I was feeding a bunch around here.

Well, gotta go put my piddly little bit of groceries away. Four bags, enough for a week or more, even with company coming tomorrow! Sugarplum says hey again! --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49257: Well, hey to you, Miller. You seem very mature for nine. Your mom has raised you right, evidently. Thanks for the chips and cider - one of my favorite things, cider. --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49258: hi everyone,and,it's great to meet you Miller.We still have plenty of snow here in Pa,my kids are out sled riding.hope everyone is staying warm.well,I have to close,take care you all-ky girl

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49259: Oh, good for sugarplum. Oh, and lucy, not to point out the obvious, but to cut down electricity costs and save a bundle, don't leave lights and TVs on when nobodys in the room.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49260: I haven't seen Spot around today, so I'll offer up dinner....Spaghetti(with my secret ingredient),salad and garlic bread.....y'all eat up, I made lots!

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49261: Evening friends, hope all is well. COLD here and snowy.. not going to get out if I can help it. Good news abounds the porch. Congrats to Mavis and the PLUM. Millie, supper sounds good.. Spaghetti, salad and garlic BREAD. I will wash the dishes for ya. Welcome to Miller. I am going to go and get ready for Millies.. see you all there.
Prayers to all Big Maude

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49262: Thanks, Big Maude, I fell very welcome. I'll go wash up for Dinner. Since Millie made it, it is almost undoubtedly (almost sure I misspelled that!) gonna be great!


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49263: Nope, you spelled it right, Miller. Pretty big word for a nine-year-old. Your edjukashun was worth every penny! --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49264: Oh, and BTW kygirl, nice to meet you to!
Mmmm, this looks good!I'll set the table. Or is someone else doing that?


PS: Can I help wash the dishes?

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49265: Hahahahaha! Good joke, romeena. Y'all are hilarious!(Did I spell that wrong?)


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49266: No way are you 9, Miller! You are one very bright kid! You come around anytime your mom says you can, ya hear?

Ro, what you said about the Plum is so sweet! My Lab is doing to much better today. She has been as active as a pup and is waving that big tail of her pretty high. I sure hate to start the heartworm treatments on her. I know they will make her feel terrible. I have learned a real lesson from all this. I will certainly make sure that she gets that heartworm prevention every month.

Sean had a merit day today (day off for good behavior) so I took him to the mall and bought him some new shoes and we hung out all day. It was nice.

Later I am going to my friend's house and take her out for dinner. It is my Christmas gift to her. I gave her a certificate good for dinner on me whenever her kids were with their dad and she had a weekend off. I was thinking about seeing a movie but I don't know what is worth seeing.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49267: I think I will run away from here and go to Ro it warm there.
all this cold is not to good for me arthritis.
That good new Mavis and plum to.

We little knnew that morning, that God
was going to call your name
In life we love dealy,
In death we do the same.
It broke our hearts to lose you
You did not go alone,
For part of us went with you,
The day God called you home.
You life us peaceful memories
Your love is stiff our guide,
And though we ca not see you,
You are always at our side.
Our family chain is brokin,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49268: Evening to all on the porch tonight. It's cold and snowing here in NE Pa.
auh2o ; we have been up your way a couple of times , stayed at the Highbanks campground and did some fishing. One August we were there and the temp dropped to below 40 overnight. They gave us free wood to burn because there was no heat in the cabin.
Lucy : My mom's side of the family are Matthews.
Marty from Mountain Top

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49269: Yum, pass the spagetti please!
This is gonna be De-lish!


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49270: Oh my goodness, Tom, what a beautiful poem. That one really touches my heart. My chain on this earth grows short, and it's a comfort to know that I'll someday "link up" with those who have gone before. What a beautiful thought. --Romeena

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49271: Oh yes tom, Such a beautiful poem.The thought of that poem is heartwarming and a little sad. But mostly heartwarming. My chain is long at the time, but when it ends, it is good to know I will meet with my departured friends and relatives. Yeah, I am a soft-hearted 9 year old.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49272: Hey Y'all! Not rocking long-just wanted to say "Hi" to Miller. You are most welcome here! Now,I must tell you there are quite a few of us "creechtures" on the Porch: I'm a possum,then there's Spot the talking dog,Hazel the chicken and Asa..looks like he's been made a groundhog?! Anyway,if that doesn't bother you,then pull up a chair and sit a spell!
Prayers for the people of Central Florida and our Florida Porchsters- Dixie,Barnwannabe,and Mrs. Wiley. I think Dixie is near Tampa,but not sure what part of FL. our other folks are in. Please check in when you can.
Gotta scoot-y'all have a good evening!
possum under a rock

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49273: Thanks Possum under a rock, I feel very welcomed. Nice to meet you. Just testing, but
/i/ I don't think this is italic! /i/ Didn't think so. Y'all eat up, ya hear?


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49274:
They are saying we could get up to 30 inches of "lake effect" snow this weekend with high's around 8 degrees. So, I'll provide the cocoa if anyone wants to wonder up this end of the porch. Maybe, Millie can bring a pie.

possum-So true, it would be great to hear from the FLA end of the porch.

Marty-Highbanks is just down the road a stretch. Come August, it does start to cool off at night around these parts.

Ro-Great news about the Plum!

I was gonna mention it the other day but Tuesday was Ronald Reagan's birthday. He would have been 96. Boy, I miss him. He did move the debate away form the nonsense of socialism. The Party now seems to be full of Reagan wannabe's. No moulage intended.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49275: Mmm, pass the garlic bread! This stuff is good!
So, tuesday was Ronald Reagans B-day? Heh, if I'd known, I would've had a party! :p


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49276:
Well, last night i did a nice long post, but the censor kicked me out. Nothing was in bold, so i dont know what happened. So this is a test...

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49277:
TOM- beautiful! It made me think of our dear Don Knotts. I cant believe that it has been almosta year since he departed on that firery chariot!
Mavis- AMEN! and again I say AMEN! May our true living God be praised. Prayers continue for you and all porchsters.
BOO- the only shows I watch are Deal or No Deal and tags on our local station. I also like prophecy shows on Christian TV that explain things in a "normal" way, in other words, not all keyed up. Other than that and some news, i dont give the sponsors of current tv the chance even come into my home!
Well, ya all have a good weekend. I hope to watch "live" the FBR Open that is played here in the Phoenix area!
Sweet dereams,
Sarge:"Bass, now shut your mouth, and OPEN it!"
(I love that line in the recruiting station ep.)

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49278: Bass is the name, one in the same.

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49279: Howdy folks, just getting home from work, looks like Miller has been busy. Thanks again you guys, y'all are the best. Anybody still rockin'? Think I'll stop by Sarahs in a bit.

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49280: "I read that there are 3 and 1/2 poor boys in the tri-city area!"
"But paw, I've never seen one!"
"a poor boy?"
"No, a half a boy!"
"Oh, thats just a ratio."
"Poor Horatio!"
Hey porchers! Just checkin' in on ya. It's pretty late here. Hope your havin' fun, so see ya in an hour or so.


February 02, 2007 - Msg 49281: Evening Porch!

I haven't been by in a few days. I sure was worried when I read about Plum. I am relieved to hear that she is back to normal...great news Romeena!

Hey Miller, glad you're sharing the porch with us. I have a 9 year old son myself! He had to get fitted for a tuxedo today and I don't think he was any too happy about that! He would much rather have been coloring, (his dad's an artist), or playing basketball or something like that. What are some of your hobbies?

Very cold on my end of the porch. auh20, I will take you up on that hot cocoa, just make sure you got some of those little bitty marshmallows, that's the only time I will eat them!

Have wonderful Mayberry dreams!

Mary Wiggins

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49282: To reply to Mary Wiggins, I too would have perfered coloring. My hobbies include 1. drawing comics (I'm gonna be a cartoonist when I grow up!) 2. being here and.... 3. reading Wikipedia and Wookieepedia(a branch of Wikipedia).I do other hobby-like things, but I can't think of many now. I brought some dessert! Extra-fudgy brownies! Dip em in your cocoa if you want. Quick, get em before I eat em all!

February 02, 2007 - Msg 49283: Good evening, all. Just got home from my bunco party. It's just a group from Sunday School, we meet once a month at somebody's house and eat, and play some bunco. Fun, and harmless.

Miller, you are a caution! So glad you joined us, you're a good kid, and you're going to be fun to have around. You take good care of that mom of yours, we think the world of her around here.

Mary Wiggins, and everyone else who has expressed concern for my little Plum - thank you. She's doing just fine. It always scares me when she gets sick, it's a good thing it doesn't happen often. She's remarkably healthy for such a little froufrou furkid, especially since she's twelve years old. Hey, Miller, the Plum is older than you! How about that? By the way, in the picture of you and your brother and sister that your mom sent for the album, which of the two boys are you? I don't know how old that picture is, so can't really go by the ages.

Well, guess I'll turn in. Gotta be up early in the morning and freshen this house up a bit before my daughter and grandsons arrive from Fredericksburg. It's not dirty, just a bit cluttered. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49284: Hey Miller!.....im spot...been busy here at work but storms ae over.....all is well....im back on the job....breakfast on me at waffle house!...SPOT

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49285: Hey spot! Oh boy, the waffle house! I call shotgun!


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49286: Top O' Th' Morn to the porch! Wanted to stop by & say Hey before I head out to groom some puppies. Welcome to you Miller I'm the resident dog groomer of the Porch. Hope everyone has a Mayberry kind of day, I'm gonna try to. Rev saw a church sign for you this morning...Remember, You may be the only Bible someone reads. Thought that was a good one.
Well, off to groom some puppies, ya'll be good & Act like Somebody

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49287: Hey Mavis. You go on and groom some puppies, ya hear? I'm just checkin' in. I'll be back in an Hour or So.


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49288: Hey Mavis have you found me some more wrapper .


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49289: Lunch Time..hey miller,mav,mil,ro,hm,hazel,TOM,Rev,mdc,md possum Asa and all.......fried pork chops,cream taters and gravy,green beans,big maude slaw and cornbread and green onions,sweet tea...Miller where are you at on the porch?..you may have said..Im in Georgia....if you look back at the archives a page or 2 you will find a web site posted Romeena has made with lots of our pics on it...well yall dig in....SPOT

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49290: Tom, you are such a blessing! Your poem was just what I needed today. I just wept when I read it!
My parents little 12 and a half year old yorkie
passed away yesterday and we are all grieving over our loss. He was such a sweet companion for Mom and Dad. They are heart broken, to say the least. Please remember them in your prayers.

Hello to everyone else on the porch today. Good to see the sunshine here in Texas!

Blessings, Miss Peggy

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49291: Sorry to read about your parents loss Peggy. That is sad indeed. Hopefully they will go right out and get another one. I promise, it will help them.

Spot, Miller is Millie's 9 year old son who has joined our ranks. A great addition to the porch.

Nice poem Tom. Thank you.

Romeena, is the Plum still doing ok? Barney seems to be back to normal. Thanks for the prayers for him everyone who did.


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49292: Well good deal on miller!....Thanks Asa....where you taking us to eat tonight Asa?..its sat night...ladys will be dressed up!...SPOT

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49293: I vote for Morelli's! Oh,I see Asa is buying.. well,I'm not saying he's cheap or anything,but the last time Asa treated us,we ended up with bag lunches! Hee hee! Us ladies ain't dressing up for that,even if it is Saturday night! Are we gals?
possum under a rock
P.S. Peggy-sorry to hear about your folks' little dog.

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49294: No, Possum, we can't go to Morelli's. Don't you remember last time we went? He wouldn't let us have the shrimp appetiser, told us to not fill up. We had to share a bowl of minestrone soup. He did tip the gypsy though. Boy, that gypsy was moody! Why don't we just go to the diner? We'll still get dressed up, Spot. I'll even wear earrings.
- Hazel

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49295:
Here's something I've been meaning to ask, are there any amateur (or otherwise) genealogists else where on the porch?

Hazel-When I first read your post I thought "He did tip the gypsy" read "he did get tipsy." Leave it to me to invert. I guess I read as sloppily as I write.

Peggy-Sorry to hear about your parents little pooch.

Andy Taylor: Otis, three hours ago when Deputy Fife arrested you were you drunk?
Otis Campbell: I don't know; I wasn't wearin' my glasses.


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49296: Not the Diner Hazel. Not on saturday night. Look, I just don't happen to like my main dish concealed in a heavy sauce. Plus they only give you two wings there, and from a chicken thats done a lot of flying.
But wherever everyone wants to go is fine with me.


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49297: Hey porch! I'm back. Sorry it took so long. The internet was down.Just giving a shout out to the porch.

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49298: Asa, Possum, and Auh2o : Thanks for thinking of us at this time. Asa, I think you're right about getting another puppy. My sister and I have had a long discussion about that very thing this evening. Praying about the right time.

Miss Peggy

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49299: Good evening folks, hope all is well this Saturday night. Just dropping in for a rest. Weather cold and windy today but lots of sunshine. just finished 3 loads of laundy, seems
like it sure does pile up fast. Glad to hear Plum is doing well. Saturday night snack will be Pop Corn, with lots of butter. cold drinks ot hot chocolate. Thanks for supper Asa. Lets go someplace where we can dance, I love to dance.
see you all later. Big Maude

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49300: Let's just go get a loaf of bread and some bologna out of the icebox and have sandwiches.
- Hazel

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49301: Hey porchers! Hope Saturday Night is going well on your ends of the porch!Just hangin' round, so pass the popcorn!


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49302: Hi porch. MIghty cold here tonight. Low of -1. Brrr. Hey to Miller. Post any time. Good to see Tom too. I liked Lucy's idea about looking for money-saving tips, but I flunked right off the bat when Asa said "know wants from needs." I have a lot of trouble with that one--especially where the kids are involved. I just spent $80 for yearbooks. Thought I'd give you all an update on my son's acutane situation. He's been on it 2 weeks and his face is looking better. But like Mary Wiggins said--he's extremely dry. His lips look horrible. They are all swelled up and bloody. Checkup Feb. 14.
Charlotte Tucker

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49303: Hey porchsters, just got home from work, again, need to catch up....Charlotte, glad the accutane is working, but sorry about his dry skin. I use Curel ultra healing on my face in the winter because my skin is so sensitive during chemo.
Hey to Hazel, Big Maude, Asa,auh20, Mavis, tom, Miss Peggy, Spot,Mary Wiigins, Possum, and Miller. Hope you are all well. Better get some stuff done, wanna make early church.......

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49304: Big Maude, if you're dancin' with Al, I'll take Asa. I got my hard shoes on.

February 03, 2007 - Msg 49305: So sorry about your parents losing their companion, Peggy. I remember about 12 years ago when my parents lost their wonderful little dog, Holly. I thought it would kill them both. After a proper amount of time, my sister and I decided to go out and get them another puppy. We found them a cute little black pup and it did help their hearts to heal and gave them someone to look after. The second dog never could replace the first but it sure did help. Anyway, prayers for your dear parents. I know what you are going through...


February 03, 2007 - Msg 49306: By the way ASA, I happen to like my meal concealed in a heavy sauce so I'm going to the diner....It beats the bologna sandwiches that Hazel suggested.


February 04, 2007 - Msg 49307: Morning gang...Good Sunday to ya...my last Sunday to work for a month but I will keep the Church lights on!...Hey Miller,mi,asa,boo,ro,possum...hazel I liked those ear rings ya had on last night~..Olive Garden after Church on Boo!..yall bring me a plate ok?...surprize me!.....SPOT

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49308: OK SPOT, Olive Garden it is.

See ya'll after preachin'


February 04, 2007 - Msg 49309: Good morning, all. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I'm playing hooky this morning. My daughter and grandsons just left, and if I left now I'd still be late for church. I'm still in my bathrobe, so it would be at least another twenty minutes before I could leave, so I would be very, very late. I think I'm just going to settle in here and have a quiet morning at home. I hope God understands, and I think He does.

Miss Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about your parents losing their little friend. That really does hurt. I just can't imagine my life without the Plum, but I have promised myself and my family that if I outlive her, I will get another companion immediately. No way will it replace her, but it will make its own place, just as she did. So, my kids know that one responsibility that will fall to them when I leave this world will be to provide a loving home for the Plum, or her successor. It will likely fall to my oldest son, in Florida. Both daughters have great big dogs, my younger son has two very young sons and a big dog. The older boy has no children, only a sweet little spaniel. He's the obvious choice, and has indicated his willingness to take her. She loves him, too, and seeks out his lap whenever she can catch him without his own dog there.

Well, guess I'll go scare up some breakfast. I've out critter feed, and there are a lot of fluffed-up birds enjoying the buffet, makes me hungry to watch them. It's very cold - ice on the birdbaths - and everyone is all puffed up and looking so cute! The little sparrows are as round as tennis balls!

Have a lovely Sabbath, friends. Sugarplum (who is fit as a fiddle now) says hey! --Romeena

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49310: That's "I've put out critter feed", for pete's sake. When will I learn to proofread? --Romeena

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49311: Romeena, you are a jewel! Thank you for your sweet words. My Sis and I continue to pray for wisdom about another puppy for my parents. My sister called the lady where we got Mom's yorkie and she is still in the business. In fact, the 15 and a half year old yorkie Mom is still living! I couldn't believe it!
Romeena, the Lord DOES understand when we have to stay home on Sunday! I'm doing exactly that today, as well, because I just can't seem to shake this cold that I've had for a week now. Didn't want to sneeze on everyone at church.

Thank you, Boo, also for your encouragement. It means so much.

Charlotte, glad to hear that the medication is helping your son. My daughter doesn't have acne, but she does have very sensitive skin. I found someone on ebay that sells goat's milk lotion and it is the only thing that has helped her. In fact, we all use it! It's wonderful. They also have soap and shampoo. If you are interested, she has a website as well. www.soapsandsundries.com

Hope everyone has a great day!

Miss Peggy

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49312: Well I stayed home from preachin cause Millie bruised my toes so bad I can't walk! :)


February 04, 2007 - Msg 49313: Sorry about all you folks that missed preschin. I went. It was about sin. That's one subject you can't talk enough about. Sin. See you all at the Olive Garden.
- Hazel

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49314: hehe I guess I can't proof read either. Make that preachin, not preschin. I did not slur my words. I have not been drinking.
- Hazel again

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49315: Oh Im confused! Is Miller Millie here on the porch, or is Miller an entirely different poster?

Deputy Warren Ferguson

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49316: Hey, DWF, where you been? We've missed you. To answer your question, Miller is Millie's son, age nine. He's a sharp kid, and is well on his way to becoming a regular on the porch.

Well, I've got to go wrap birthday presents. My grandson is having his sixth birthday. I can't believe he's already six. They grow up entirely too fast.

sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49317: Asa my buddy soak your toe...that Millie!...hey Miller,DWF,hazel...wonder what happened to CHUCK?..he even sent pics in to Ro...hum...well thanks for the to-go from olive garden..tonight lets meet at the dog house for a little bible study and then the Super Bowl!...ya know the game starts so late for the kids to watch..I start a new whift for feb tomorrow....8 wed 16 thu and friday..off weekends!...got the roof on mis sherrys new house,her son and I ae gona wire it next sat...gona go ahead and pre wire for the souround sound all over the house and intercom and alarm....will send some pics to Ro...she is very excited....they dried it in quick but I told her things will slow down now!....well During the Game we will have snacks of all kind!...See yall at about 6:30!..Hazel you aint been the squeezens have ya?....SPOT

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49318: Boy I had fat paws on that fast mail....kinda funny to read!...a challange...SPOT

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49319: Hey porch! Hazel, you're crackin' me up! Asa, sorry about your toes.
Ro, happy birthday to your grandson.
DWF, where ya been? Yes, I guess it is a little confusing, Miller and Millie. We need to get a Mayberry name for that boy.
Hope you all are well.
I'm making snacks for the game. Spicy wings, chili, nachos, onion rings, and mini cheeseburgers.
Hey, Spot, thanks for keepin' the lights on!

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49320: WOW good snack Millie,happy b-day to the Ro. grandson!...yall know what rotel sausage and cheese dip is?..I will make that ...good and hot!
blue cheese dip!..the guys might make a few wages on the game if warren dont bust us!...well getting excited now..game time it should be about freezing here in Ga so I will bring some wood in for the stove and get a fire going...yeee haww...SPOT

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49321:
Hi all, prayers for all the folks in Florida!
I think we have a porchster there too!
Hope yall are having a good Sabbath.
Prayers for all our troops, leaders etc.
God bless,

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49322: Yee Haw, indeed, Spot! Love rotel dip, sounds like a bunch of man food. Maybe I should make some finger sandwiches for the ladies. And a big pitcher of sweet tea.

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49323: Hey, MDC, didn't mean to rock over you!
Any body see the "Puppy Bowl" on Animal Planet today? Too cute.

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49324: Mil you can make some of those little sandwiches if ya want...better keep Asa away from them...and we need meet balls "meet balls"!...some that want end up in the flower pots!..yea for sure rotel dip in the Big crock pot...Big maude you ladys may need some slaw for the samaches...Miller bring the football and we can toss at halftime......well one hour to go here at EMC...been a good slow day...only about 4 calls...see yall at the party...SPOT the"hot wing" dog of your porch!

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49325: Hey porch! I just now learned it was superbowl sunday. Its the 31st super bowl, right?Well, I'm bringin' something too. I've got some lightly buttered popcorn, Tater chips,and saltine crackers.
Y'all don't be afraid to dig in, ya hear?


February 04, 2007 - Msg 49326: That's a lot of salt, Miller. I'll make extry tea. And no, you cannot have a Mt. Dew!

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49327: Good point mom. I'll bring something thats not salty. Howsabout Egg salad and Tuna salad sandwiches? Oh, and I have the ball for halftime!

~ Miller

February 04, 2007 - Msg 49328: Oh, and anyone that likes plain tuna salad or egg salad, thats available, too.


February 04, 2007 - Msg 49329: hey everyone ,just stopped in for a "trouble check" before the ball game.
Hello and welcome to MILLER
SPOT ,MDC ,ASA ... DAYTONA activities start cranking up this week