February 18, 2007 - Msg 49786: Well, phooey. I had hoped you had bought Wal-Mart and would be able to order the manager of our local store to clean the filthy place. I refuse to shop there. There is another store, a superstore, out in far north Irving and I do make the effort to go out there now and then, but not often. The store here in the main part of Irving is just positively nasty, and overrun with scuzzy people and little snotty-nosed, gooey-fingered kids, handling all the merchandise. Last time I was in there I felt like I needed to go home and take a shower, so I don't go there anymore. A friend of mine used to shop there, but she won't be doing it anymore, either. Two weeks ago, someone yanked her purse out of her hand right after she entered the store and ran with it. She chased after him, and as he was running to a waiting car, he threw the purse at her, but had removed her wallet first. Naturally, he got away, with her wallet, money, ID and credit cards. She had to call the police herself, as the store staff didn't seem inclined to get involved. I realize that in many areas, Wal-Mart is about the only choice, and that's too bad, but we do have a choice here, so I stay away from the wretched place.

I'm sorry Bruce has that miserable bug. It's a bad one - prayers for him.

It has been beautiful here today. Sunny and warm, around 60 degrees. I was out in the yard for a while in some lightweight pants and a t-shirt, very comfortable. Gets cold when the sun goes down, though.

Well, I think I'll surf a while, until my Britcoms come on TV. I plan to stay up very late, then sleep late in the morning, since I have to work tomorrow night. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 18, 2007 - Msg 49787: Woo-hoo! I swept! And it was really easy, I'm not even breathing hard. --Romeena

February 18, 2007 - Msg 49788: Thanks for the prayers for Bruce, Ro. He can use them. Too bad about your local WalMart. We have two really nice Walmart supercenters near us. One has even got these really pretty terra cotta-stained concrete floors and it is spotless. They are both really nice but one is more of a "redneck" WalMart, with more tatooed ladies and such. I would feel comfortable wearing my slippers and pj's to that one (not that I would, though). It is always clean and tidy.

It was a beautiful day here, too. Sunny and cool!


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49789: Morning Porch

Did ya'll hear the BIG NEWS Britany Spears got her hair cut, WOW! That coming right on the heels of Anna Nicole Smith's death. Boy, has the "McMedia" become a joke or what!? Why did we even know who Anna Nicole Smith was? Is it any wonder people think Al Gore and Michael Moore make documentaries?

Well, sorry about that, it's -3 here this moring but it is sunny and I think we my hit 30 degrees by Wednesday.

Romeena-Sorry to hear your WalMart is like it is. Ours here is more like Boo's, very nice.

MDC-Glad you heard from colt! Wouldn't it be nice to have him back?

Asa-Speaking of nice to have him back!

BUD: "I'm not asking you...I'm telling you: Who is on first."


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49790: Good Morning Porch,
The boys are home from school. It's so funny how our house is the go-to house. It's 8:30am and they both have friends here.
Asa- I'm glad you have checked in.
MDC- If you're writing another letter back to colt please give him our regards.
Spot/MD- What happened in the fiery crash yesterday? Was anyone hurt?
Romeena- I won't step 1 tiny toe into the Walmart closest to us. So, I drive away's further to go to the nicer one. Ever since a hispanic man was following me then informed me that he had taken a picture of me with his phone! For you ladies, when I am just grocery shopping I wear a wristlet. It is a little bigger than a wallet and has a strap that fits around your wrist. It's doubtful that anyone would try to take it off of your wrist. Mine is Vera Bradley brand, but I think you can get them anywhere.
Auh20- Today the high is supposed to be 50, and by Thursday it will be 71! Sorry to rub that in your face. I'm so incredibly sick of hearing about Anna Nicole. Britney has gone off her rocker. I wouldn't be surprised if she lost custody of those boys. The thing is that in watching she and her husband neither of them really want to be parents.
Boo- I hope Bruce feels better soon. Keep that Lysol out.
Breakfast is on me at IHOP!
Y'all have a great day!

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49791: Good morning porch family.Hope all is well today. 16 degress this morning as I was coming to work. supposed to warm up to around 50 today which wil suit me just fine. Our wal mart is very nice, friendly and clean. sorry to hear others are not. thanks for breakfast Lucy. I will prepare lunch for us today. BBQ chicken, slaw, broasted potatoes, warm rolls, green beans and bread pudding for dessert. tea, kool aid or water to drink. coffee for those who want a cup.
My son is doing well following his dental surgery, almost back to normal. Lunch at noonish. Blessing and prayers to all. Big Maude

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49792: Good morning everyone. Hopefully, this icy mess will melt a little today. It kind of feels like we're living on an ice skating rink around here.

About the Wal-Mart conversation, I can't add too much. Wal-Mart is on my "list" and I haven't darkened their door in about thirteen years. I'm not the naive moralist as are some about the whole Wal-Mart thing, but I choose to buy apples actually grown in the U.S. (fyi--all apples sold in Wal-Mart come from China). I know they are sometimes the cheapest, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with trying to be competetive and turn a healthy profit. But Wal-Mart is so big, that what they do effects the entire U.S. economy. And what they do is promote the outsourcing of jobs by only buying cheap (you can get a soccer ball made a whole lot cheaper by kids in Somolia then workers in Des Moines). And, they are the largest private financial partner of the Chinese government. I'm not big on teh whole "global economy" thing where the U.S. becomes so inter-dependant on other nations. So, I'd rather spend my money somewhere else. I realize I'm just one person and many other stores aren't much better, but I still feel better about making the statement. That said, most people I know shop at Wal-Mart and I don't have a problem with that. I'm a live-and-let-live kinda guy over the non-essentials, and I don't prostletize--much ;).

AUH2O: Britany Spears cut her hair?!? How can I face a future with a bald Britany in it?!? I'd tell you what I think of her, the McMedia, and the pathetic who care about stuff like that, but I can't say those kind of things in mixed company.

About the movies, I'm sure that you're probably correct about "Wyatt Earp" being more accurate than "Tombstone." But, I wouldn't take either version to the bank for historical accuracy.

BOO: I hope Bruce feels better and you don't get sick.

Hey to the rest of you!


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49793: You snuck in on me there, BIG MAUDE. Lunch sounds delish!


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49794: I'll take an order to go Maude.
M-T - I always enjoy your posts. We darken the doorsteps of Walmart but not as much as some. We have a local little market (a subsid. of the big Kroger chain)and I want to keep it around. They have very compet*tive prices and I do better there sometimes than I do at Kroger.
I have also found that I can find my older son clothes at some of the better department stores on sale than I can at Walmart. He prefers Tommy to Wally by a landslide! We are also lucky there is an outlet mall close too (okay - it is over an hour drive but here that is close!)

Well- back to school today. Hopefully no more days off. . .we are now officially going until after Memorial Day.

Take care. . .


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49795: Good morning, all. Me-They, I'll confess I wasn't aware of all the political things about Wal-Mart, but I'm not surprised. I'm glad that here in this metroplex, I do have options. However, where my daughters live, and my kids in Florida, Wal-Mart is pretty much all there is, unless they want to drive fifty miles to a larger town. Personally, I shop at Target. Now, lest anyone send me that email about Target being owned by the French and contributing to all sorts of nefarious causes while refusing to contribute to home-grown, legitimate causes - check it out with Snopes or Truthorfiction.com first. It's not true.

It's very difficult to maintain a discriminating shopping standard these days, because so many stores are owned, and products are made, by someone other than the name on the logo. It's very hard to sort them out.

Another beautiful day here. It's already 54, expected to hit 68 degrees this afternoon. Sounds good to me! Squirrels are everywhere, and judging from the romancing that's going on, there will be several litters of little ones before long. What fun! Birds are feeling romantic as well. Much strutting about with puffed-up chests and fanned-out tail feathers by the male pigeons, while the hens make a studied effort to ignore them. The big old boat-tail grackles will start their display soon as well, and their intended lady friends will be just about as interested as the lady pigeons. So funny!

The little girl squirrels are a bit more bold than the birds, though. If their pursuer gets tired and slows down or stops, the little girl will turn around and run right at him, then veer off at the last second and run up a tree or something, and of course, he's in hot pursuit. Oh, it's a show out there, through this window. I love it!

Well, guess I need to go clean up the kitchen. It's a bit of a mess. Aunt Bee would be appalled. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49796:
M-T I agree with ya, I wouldn't trust Hollywood if it said the sky was blue. As for Walmart and outsourcing, I'd just like to say all outsourcing isn't a bad thing. And, while Walmart is as huge as you say they also use their size for benevolent purposes. I'm pretty sure they are still far and away largest corporate cash donor for charities in America. I'll shop at Target and the other major outlets also. I'm still an Adam Smith guy.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49797:
Oh hey, Romeena and homemaker.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49798: ROMEENA: It's funny that you mentioned Target; Target gives a full 5% of its profits to charity. It has since it opened.

For those interested, there is a movie about Wal-Mart called "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price." It's out on dvd now (and it wasn't made by Al Gore or Michael Moore). You can read about it at www.walmartmovie.com/about.php.

HM: When it comes to clothes, I prefer whatever the Mrs. brings home for me that I didn't have to shop for :).

AUH2O: While I, too, enjoy a good Adam Smith tome (it helped me to sleep a number of times in college), and many of his economic ideas may be sound, I don't find his ideas always morally correct. Profit today trumps most other issues in the boardroom, and perhaps none moreso than at Wal-Mart. Now, have I beat this dead horse enough yet? I'm not even tired yet. Actually, sorry for the moulage. I was taught not to disagree with my elders ;).


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49799:
M-T You fall asleep reading Adam Smith and yet you make it through books written by Jimmy Carter? Moveon.Org movies do qualify as Michael Moore films. Also, if that is where you get your facts you may stop hammering the horse. Do worry about the age issue, I won't old your youth against you.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49800: A WalMart moulage...hmm, I wasn't expecting that. I am in the same situation as Ro's daughters. I don't live in the city of Corpus Christi but in a small on the area so we have WalMart and HEB (our grocery chain). I do most of my grocery shopping at HEB. There is a small one near the house that I love, no waiting in line and you can always find a parking space.

Who's Brittany Spears (that's how I feel about it). The media has gone crazy.

Well, Bruce is feeling better than yesterday but I have been feeling achy and tired so I am hoping I'm not next...prayers please???

I didn't see where Asa posted? I couldn't find it...


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49801:
Don't worry about the age issue, I won't hold your youth against you. (That's what I meant.)


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49802:

Boo-Asa didn't post, I was just hoping he would. But, as is evident, my typing skills were not up to the task.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49803: Heehehehehehehe...that movie link was just my way of ribbing you, AUH2O. No, like I said, I'm not that naive (or, as Moveon.org would call it, fresh meat) or militant about the issue and have held my view for years. Boy, do I enjoy being obtuse or what? I just love making that vein bulge out on your neck. ;)

By the way, isn't it ironic that Moveon just won't move on?


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49804: AUH2O: Regarding Adam Smith, in a contest of dymanic reading material between one of his two books and Ernest Hemingway (pick a title, any title), Mr. Smith wins hands down, in my opinion.

Yes, I do enjoy Mr. Carter's books. I also will say that I have found his personal ethics and actions admirable, even if his presidency was (shall we say, to be polite) lacking. However, I will admit that it has gotten increasingly difficult to listen to his political stuff lately. So I don't.

BOO: I hear you can get a moulage at Wal-Mart for just $1.98. But you have to be able to argue in Chinese and it'll fall apart as soon as you get it home.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49805: And an hour later, you'll be hungry. --Romeena

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49806: Hey, porch, been missin' y'all lately. I've been very busy with the restaurant. Hope all are well. Hope we hear from Asa soon. Prayers for Bruce and Boo...feel better.
So much drama going on lately, I'm just plumb tuckered. Well, the kids'll be back in school tommorow, that will help. I need a rest!

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49807:
Millie-Hey there. Don't over do now.

M-T No vein bulging here, far from. You must have forgotten that I live in NY, I have grown accustomed to successful business' being frowned upon. As for the morally correct aspect of business, I think it was Target that sold merchandise with images of Che Guevara (Terrorist/Marxist), just this past Christmas. Of course, I'm sure that wasn't a profit driven move. Target also has given the boot to the Salvation Army bell-ringers. That being said, we spent about an hour and a half in Target, just yesterday.

Tony Banta: "You mean, they didn't tell you they were going to tear down your apartment building?"
Jim Ignatowski: "Well, you put up with a few minor inconveniences when you live in a condemned building."


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49808: Supper's on, y'all! Meatloaf, mac and cheese, salad and parkerhouse rolls. Eat up!

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49809: auh20,I loved the character of Jim on Taxi,he was hilarious!My favorite is when Jim went to take his written test for driving.and.his friends tried to help him out,i still laugh till I cry at that one!I like this discussion on Wal-mart,Britney spears,and,Anna Nicole.I agree ,I try not to shop at wal-mart if I can help it.Our wal-mart is nice,I just don't like going to it,I'd rather go to the local grocery.it's smaller.And,I too am sick of hearing about Anna and Britney.I really don't care what the news is about them,I just pray for the media to get over it and tell us something that is actually important news.What is anyones opinion on Putin?I don't trust him.Gotta close,talk to you all later-ky girl

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49810: hey Millie,supper sounds great,thanks-ky girl

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49811: hayyaall! i' new here, but not to the show. i guess Ernest T Bas reminds me of myself, no wonder I go to a "shrink".God bless you all, you all are in my prayers.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49812: When it comes to the trashy news, I always remember what my husband used to say - It's as honorable to sell as it is to buy. Hmmm. So I guess that means if nobody bought the rag tabloids, or watched the scummy TV shows, or showed any interest in the stuff they keep pushing at us, it would all go away. Unfortunately, there are enough people out there with very low levels of discrimination who provide a market for all that stuff, so it just keeps on comin' at us! Too bad. I'll guarantee you I don't care if Britney Spears has shaved her head. I don't care if she paints it purple. I just wish the media would quit making a big thing out of it, and I wish enough people would quit buying the magazines and rags, and she and Anna Nicole and all the rest would just go away. There, I've said it and I ain't takin' it back! --Romeena

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49813: Well, hey there, ronnie. Don't let us scare you with our rants and moulages, we're actually all pretty nice folks. You're welcome to pull up a rocker and join us. --Romeena

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49814:
Hello porch family

Welcome Ronnie....Come on back and pull up a chair anytime.

Spot...a wild 500 finish. Wow! I had a concert so I didn't get to see it live but caught it later last night.

You all take care and know that you are all in my prayers!

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49815: Thank you,Romeena, beena while since a ladt was nice to me. Probably 'cause I changed my shower day to Tuesdays,hmmm. Just got a letter from a friend who's in prison, HE SAY'S HEY,WISH YOU WAS HERE!! some friend. oh well, he's a good fisherman,so I'll keep him.I'm gonna like this porch, folks are friendly, laid back. If anyone sees Charlene Darlin, please see if she has a friend that's single.

God bless, Ronnie

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49816:
Boo...I agree with you....Britney who?

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49817:
Ro...Your husband was so right. The reason the tabloids keep writing that junk is the public are spending millions to keep it coming. Sad but true. But you what Ro?...You can also see "church" folks in the checkout lines with that same junk in their buggy.

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49818: Man I'm glad I found this site. Thanks.


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49819: Hey to ronnie, Tommy,and any newbies. What part of the porch are y'all from?

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49820: Evening, Rev, Romeena, Boo, auh2o, M-T and all. Trying to catch up on chores this evening. Busy, busy, busy!

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49821:
Romeena-Like Rev said, your husband was so right. Sometimes, maybe most the time, we are our own worst enemy.

Rev-I have an in-law that buys those mags every week; She is also in church every Sunday. I just don't get it.

ronnie-Howdy and welcome. I'm sorry you had to see that moulage. I'll make a point of behaving the rest of the evening.

ky girl-I think Jim is one of the all time great characters.

Tommy-Hey there and welcome.

Barney: "Maybe you and Otis like to falsify, but I don't like to falsify."


February 19, 2007 - Msg 49822: Gang im still here and will always be ...whew just been busy with miss sherry....any left overs?...prayers to all....SPOT

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49823: Welcome Tommy...im the cook here most of the time ...SPOT

February 19, 2007 - Msg 49824: Evenin', Spot, you working? Here's a leftover meatloaf sammich.....





February 20, 2007 - Msg 49826: Hey Ronnie, so happy to hear about how the Lord delivered you from drug addiction! Welcome to the porch.

It's 3:30am here and I just couldn't lie in the bed any longer. I think I am feeling a bit better so I tried eating some jello. I haven't thrown up but have sure felt bad. Wierd stuff.

Very funny comments about WalMart!! haha


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49827: Did anyone happen to see Wife Swap last night? They had a family that eats raw meat. Horrors! It showed them eating pieces of raw chicken and beef and downing raw eggs. They also didn't bathe often or clean their house because they didn't want to kill the good bacteria. Wow.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49828: Morning dears. Sorry about being gone so long. I have been sicker than a dog. Caught some kind of respitory virus and I just can't seem to shake it off. I actually pulled some rib cartlidge from coughing so hard and boy does that ever smart. I'm weezing like a bad tuned organ when I breathe, and my nose is running so good it could be called a faucet. Other than that, life is peachy. Ha!
Hope you are all good. Have I missed much? I need to go read the archives I reckon.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49829: Hi, all I've been peaking in from time to time, I saw the Wife Swap and I want everyone to Know we're not all Like that here in Iowa . I thought that family was sad. I enjoy your conversations I don;t always agree but I was raised up on Andy Hope You don't mind setting in Dr Pindyke

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49830: Sorry my typing Skills are rusty . Should have said Hope you don't mind my setting in. Dr Pindyke

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49831:
Morning Folks

Asa-Hey there buddy! Sorry to hear you're under the weather but glad to have ya back! Here's a tissue.

Dr Pindyke-Rusty typing skills....sit right over here next to me. And, welcome!

Boo-Raw chicken?! Wait... RAW CHICKEN?!!! (There that's better) And those stinkers at Walmart sell raw chicken. Probably communist chicken.

Ronnie-God is GOOD!


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49832: are you sitting down? this is pappa bear. i stopped by the library to say hello.thanks for all who have prayed for me as i'm a single bear, long story.i came to mayberry to find a boat for when all the midwest snow melts and flood time. did you know weavers don't have one boat? unlike noah i don't have the time to build a house boat. hello to all the new ones and the regulars. thanks mdc for keeping in touch. anyone wanting to use snail mail ask mdc or romeena for the address. great chatting with you and as ole winter leaves anmd spring arrives i'll post more regoular. have a mayberry kind of day. pappa bear

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49833: You said it, Auh2o! hehe

Good to hear from Asa (poor baby). He sounds so sick. I have had that pulled rib cartilage before and it's bad enough to make you confess the national secrets. OUCH!

I am feeling much better this morning, not quite back to normal but better.

Welcome to Dr. Pindyke (is he a TAGS character?).


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49834: Hey Pappa Bear! You snuck in on me. So good to hear from you again.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49835: Do you ever wonder where common sense went in this country? Gee I sound like Andy Rooney. Dr Pindyke

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49836: Wasn't Dr Pindyke the vet Barney was in the Miricle Salve show?

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49837: Yep, he was the vet. By the way, "How do you do your voice like that?" (Gomer asked Barn)

Well, our little 2 pound wonder (Yorkie puppy named Hershey) is keeping us on our toes! He's a sweetheart.

Asa and Boo, Hope you all get your strength back soon. The older I get, the longer is takes to bounce back from an illness. Wonder what causes that?

Ronnie, so glad the Lord has given you victory! His love and care are boundless.

"Lots of luck to you and yours!"

Miss Peggy

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49838: Pappa bear, so great to see you again! Take care of yourself, and hope to see you around more often.

Didn't know that there were unfriendly, unkempt Walmarts. Ours is nice and clean and a friendly place to visit. We do a lot of shopping there but one thing I won't buy at Walmart though is fresh foods. Their ground beef tastes like cardboard and their fruits, while they look nice, are not as tasty as they seem. I buy my meats and fruits at the local mom and pop store across town, where the beef doesn't shrivel up into cardboard pieces when cooked, and I can get the best tasting apples I ever ate!

-Sterling Holobyte

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49839: I agree, Sterling. I sister has a friend who worked in the meat market of the local WalMart and he said he wouldn't buy his meat there. I also find the produce to be fresher at the local grocer's.

I am looking forward to having my own organic garden someday.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49840: MY sister has a friend, of course. I have been getting really lazy about proof reading lately...just haven't felt well.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49841: Good afternoone everyone. I only have a minute. We've had Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification class here at work all day.

First, it's great to hear from ASA and PAPPABEAR. And I hope that all that ails feels better real soon.

Second, AUH2O, I hope that I haven't made you angry the last couple of days. I was just funnin'. I like a good moulage and sometimes I'm sure I go too far. I genuinely respect your opinion and certainly hope that you hold no ill will.

Anyway, gotta go. Talk to y'all tomorrow.


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49842: Supper's on the stove when yer hungry....Brunswick stew and cornbread. Eat up!

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49843:
Hey Folks

M-T Oh my goodness, no I haven't been upset. I always wonder if I have stepped over the line. In person I'm hilarious (a regular Shecky Green) it's this darn font that makes me look angry. I love a good debate. Preaching to the choir is ok if you're in church and there is a preacher and a choir, otherwise...?

pappa bear-Why I'll be! Fantastic, first Asa then pappa bear. It's a good day.

Miss Peggy-The pup sounds great!

Millie-Brunswick stew and cornbread! Now that sounds great.

(Maybe I should have said Buddy Sorrell?)

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49844:
Oh yeah, RAW CHICKEN?!!!


February 20, 2007 - Msg 49845: btw, the brunswick stew has been cooking ALL DAY in the slow cooker....no raw chicken here!

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49846: Good afternoon, all. Asa, it's good to see you, buddy. I'm sorry you've got that respiratory crud - it sure makes you feel bad. Pappa bear, you're a sight for sore eyes. Sure hope you can come around more often. A town without its mayor is like a star without its, er, well, you know what I mean.

Hmm, don't believe I've ever eaten Brunswick stew. What goes in it?

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

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49847: howdy; thought i'd stop by for a spell. can't afford a truck any more, and i hate cars (women-folk think they are for haulin kids and such.)my boots are my day-go boots, where i go, day go.glad the "bear" is feelin better. and ya, puppies are God's gift to us (along with fishin).

gotta get now, me and my day-go boots. ya'll be good to someone.

Love, Ronnie

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49848:
SO good to see Pappa Bear! Still praying for you brother.

Ronnie...yes God is so good! Thank God for the change in your life.

Boo...glad you're feeling better

Welcome Tommy and Dr Pindyke....so good to have you both on the porch.

Prayers for you all

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49849:
Forgot one thing.....I'm heading over to the Cracker Barrel...come on over...it's on me tonight.

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49850:
AUh20- I am sending Al Gore to the midwest to see what the heck went wrong there! ha
REV- I love cracker barrel. Last time i was there I bought a Welcome Back Kotter dvd. SOOO funny!
Boo- How is Erin faring these days? hope she is better.
Welcome Roniie and all
PAPPA BEAR- SO GOOD TO SEE YOU VENTURED OUT TO THE LIBRARY!! thanks for keeping in touch bro. You will soon be a reg'lar here again!
Spot, MD- was that some kind of finish or what? I dont think I have ever seen a car cross the finish line on it's roof!
KYgirl- are you refering to where bobby tells Jim "slower" and so Jim starts talking real slow?? haha that is a gem!
APB for Homemaker, AFD, Poor Horatio and others.
PRAYERS for you all my friends for our troops, leaders etc! God bless. Jesus is Lord!

February 20, 2007 - Msg 49851:
MDC...that WAS a wild finish to the 500. I got a couple dvds at Crecker Barrel also. (Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres)

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49852: Hey MDC, Erin is feeling fine now, thanks. She sure is skinny, though! I don't think the child ate for 4 or 5 days. Bruce is better and I am almost back to normal. It's 4:45am here and I couldn't sleep. Guess I'm getting old because I am full of aches and pains in my back from being in bed too much while I was sick. I just took some Advil and I'm hoping to get another hour of sleep before getting the kids off to school. While I was sick, I was remembering what it was like to be sick when I was a child. Mom used to wait on me, and bring me my medicine and make me soup. It was great. One you grow up and you ARE the mom, you have to do everything for yourself when you are sick, ha!

Me-They, I finished the Blue Like Jazz book and I really enjoyed it. I have to give it back to my pastor or I would mail it to you. I really think you would enjoy it so I encourage you to look for it sometime when you are in the bookstore. The author's name is Donald Miller. If you do read it, I think we could have some really good moulage's!

Well, maybe the Advil has kicked in so I'm going to try to get some more sleep...


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49853: Hey gang....im still here...MDC,REV what a 500 finish!...one for the record books...hey boo,possum,ro,lucy,mil,miller,auh20,miss peggy,hey ronnie,mil thanks for the samich,hey M-T,prayers for bruce and all....asa where are you?...lunch will be at cracker barrel on me...lets meet at 11:30...beat the lunch bunch..hey TOM..im back to work at 2 pm tomorrow...well let me feed OTIS and OPIE...back in a bit...SPOT



February 21, 2007 - Msg 49855: Hi All, Please say a pray this morning for my mom who is having surgery today.
Thank You TAGS fan Dave

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49856: thanks for all the prayers. i miss you all to. for western fans coming to e-bay soon, a handmade covered wagon so detailed. flour sack and bean sack on back, real canvas top, water barrel, mail pouch, scale riflr and powder horn, hitch for 4 oxen so much more. soon i hope to have the time to read and respond to posts. spot you still cooking. pappa bear

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49857: Good morning everyone. A lot warmer here today so hopefully some of this ice will melt away.

AUH2O: Glad to hear it. Tell you what, if I do say something particularly annoying, just respond in red. Sometimes I just don't know when to shut up.

PAPPABEAR: It is so good to have you back!

RONNIE: I apologize for not introducing myself sooner.

BOO: Glad you're feeling better. Yes, I happened to see that "Wipe Swap." It was disgusting. And you know I mean that! I'm going to check out that book you recommended. I need a good read. Each year our church has a Lenten study where the pastors pick a book and those that want to read it over Lent. Everybody gets together a couple fo times for soup suppers to discuss it. This year, the book is about the meaning of Holy Communion. Anyway, the book they picked is very interesting but pretty slim so I've been looking for something else to read, too.

Prayers for all of you.


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49858: By the way, all you pharmacologists out there, I went to the doctor this morning and was complaining to him (it's a new doctor to me) that since taking the anxiety medication I ahve gained 15 pounds and find myself tired come about 9:00 p.m. He gave me a script for Wellbutrin, which can be used for depression--never a problem for me, thankfully :)--but is supposed to supress appetite and increase energy. I hate taking any medicine anyway, and I'm very skeptical. What do y'all think?


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49859: Well Me-They, if that's true, I wonder if it would help Sean. You all know about his weight gain since he started on the Paxil and he is usually in bed asleep by 8pm...gets tired really easily.

Me-They, before you go out and get that book I suggested, know that the book and the author are surrounded by controversy. Some very well-respected teachers in the Christian community think he is a part of the "Emerging church" (too liberal in their thinking and teaching, denying the truth of scripture, etc.) but Don Miller says he is not. The book is real different. It will make you raise your eyebrows here and there and even question some things he is writing, but it will surely make you think hard about what you believe and why you believe it. I particularly liked what Don had to say about having unconditional love for others. I think the book is worth reading, but it may contain some things that some might find offensive and I think some may consider Don a "Peacenik" hehe. I think he is extremely honest and pretty humble.


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49860: Good evening, all. Speaking of being tired, I came home from work this morning intending to sleep a couple of hours, then get up and go to lunch with a friend. Ha! Knowing me as she does, she called to confirm, and says I told her I just couldn't make it. I awoke again at 4:45. Guess I needed the rest.

I just received an email from Rich Buhler, the TruthOrFiction.com guy, about the new $1 Presidential coin. There is a rumor circulating that the words "In God We Trust" are not on the coins, and suggesting that it's part of a scheme to gradually remove all mention of God from our currency. I won't venture to say that such won't happen, but these coins are not the opening wedge. The inscription IS there. It's not on the front or back, but rather is engraved around the edge, along with "E Pluribus Unum". Here's the website, you can copy and paste: . So, when that email hits your inbox, don't be fooled into sending it on. It's not true.

Now, for some supper. Who's cooking? I'd offer, but don't have much in the house. I need to go to the grocery. I hear Mr. Foley has a special on pork chops. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49861: Hey, Floyd, that filter of yours is working great! My website entry just didn't appear, and I definitely copied it into my message above - it shows in the page source. Let me try again, leaving off the first part which we all understand to be there anyway: truthorfiction.com/rumors/c/coin.htm. Now let's see if this comes through. --Romeena

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49862: Yep, it did. Just copy and paste that part in your address line, after the "www." part.

Pretty ingenious, Floyd. That sure foils the blue guys, those ad-spammers that were plaguing us. Thanks! --Romeena

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49863:
M-T Strange, you pick the color red....comrade! hehe I can barely convey my thoughts changing the font color is a whole other ball game. Never worry about hurting my feelings buddy. I love hearing your thoughts. Sorry I can't help with the medicine issue.

Romeena-I tried the bacon dredged in flour, very good. I never had bacon that way before. I also checked out the site you posted (thanks) I like the coin.

MDC-Al Gore? Didn't he open a polar bear rescue shelter in Tempe?

Dave-Prayers for your Mom. I hope all went well. Stop back when you have a little more time.

pappa bear-Two days in a row. Like old-times!

Hey-spot, Boo, and Ronnie.

Ollie: "Your price tag on your suit's hanging out."
Luther: "That's my press card and you know it!"


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49864:
Evenin' honeys and dears!
It's Ash Wednesday. I am amazed to see more churches observing some form of Lent, Catholic of course, but anglican, EpiscopaL, lutheran, and some Methodists.
Me they- I see that Boo is again with the peacenik! ha
AUH20- Yup, Polar bear sanctuary in our 115 degree summer! ha, good one.
Welcome Dave and RONnie, prayers for both situations, you got em for sure!
Pappa Bear- Does the covered wagon come with live mini oxen too? haha
RO- do you think that the In God We Trust will wear off that edge tho? Then it will NOT be on the coin! So it could indeed be a tricky situation.
Boo- a lot of what you say is right in line with Dr Laura. She told a lady the other day who wanted to go drink after work, NO you are the M-O-T-H-E-R, start being one! God bless all you wonderful moms and dads out there!
For those observing Lent, it was started by the church to recall the 40 days that Jesus fasted before starting his ministry, so I guess we can sacrifice a bit to say, thanks Lord!
God bless,
"I'm a sworn officer of the law, ya think I could arrest SOMEBODY!"

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49865:
Hello porch family. Rain here in SC.

Dave...prayers for your mom. Let us know how things are going with her.

auh2o...Gore...Tempe polar bear rescue shelter...now that's funny.

Ro...I guess our body has a way of telling us when we need that rest.

Me-They....I agree with you brother...I don't like to take meds either. I always like to go as natural as possible. For anxiety disorders I personally would go with a good vitamin B complex 50 mg a couple times a day with extra B12 (liquid under the tongue). Also a natural vit.E, zinc, magnesium, calcium, vit.D and selenium. I would also include a Garlic supplement (I use a Aged Garlic supplement....made by Wakunaga of Amerca or The Vitamin Shop brand) They both have Aged Garlic. Stay away from suger and anything with caffine. If you can take daily brisk walks (30 min.) can do wonders also. Just my thoughts.

Prayers for all my porch family.

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49866: Good evening, all. MDC, your question about the inscription wearing off the rim of the coin is a good one, but I really doubt that the coins will see enough circulation to cause that. We have had dollar coins before, and they never seem to catch on. Also, if you'll look at the rims of quarters, which have ridges, they never seem to wear away.

Would you believe that I have to get up at 5:45 a.m., in order to attend a brief inservice at the hospital at 7:00 a.m.? That's fine for those who are working tonight, or coming in to work in the morning, but for those of us who are off work, it's really an imposition. Besides, knowing the topic and who's conducting it, I know it's going to be a huge yawn. I can hear it now - "Now here at the rock....", but it's mandatory, so I'll go. At least we get paid.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

"Gentlemen, I have the following announcement to make. Count Istvan Telecky EXISTS!" {{{Whoooooeeeeeeoooo}}}

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49867: Prayers for your mom dave,hey ronnie,boo,ro,possum,auh20,mdc,md,lucy,mil,miller,hazel,fg,ky girl,Rev,TOM,CHUCK,M-T and all...still just been busy...sorry gang...back to start my work week tomorrow at 2pm so I will be here for sure....hey big maude any left overs?...tomorrow it will be eggs your way,sausage links and gravy and bisquits,hashbrowns,grits,pop tarts,country ham,fried apple rings,milk,h20,oj ....ready at 6 am..est....see yall at 2 tomorrow from work...prayers....SPOT

February 21, 2007 - Msg 49868: Hey to the PORCH! Hope ya'll are having a wonderful day! We're only 28 days till spring...and I can't hardly wait!

Things are getting better here in Chicager...not much snow left...and little Goobette has actually gotten to be outside a bit. I think she's gonna like the great outdoors! Now...as long as we don't get "gore"d into a long term winter...we'll be all good! :-)

Keep us in prayers...lots of things going on...good to see some new folks here...even better to see some old friends rockin...

Back soon...Ya'll be good...


February 21, 2007 - Msg 49869: Thanks for the emailed link, Goober. Great site, and great news for your career. You must have an awfully high roof to your mouth! --Romeena

February 22, 2007 - Msg 49870: Good Morning, hope all is well. Just stopped in to say hay. I have to take the dogs for their run. Check back latter. Dr Pindyke

February 22, 2007 - Msg 49871: Boy Ro, when I read your post about the inservice, I had to groan. I always hated that business of having to drive in for something like that. I never lived near the hospital.

OK MDC, I admit it, I'm a peacenik-loving, liberal feminist...you got me. I don't like to label myself, though, except to call myself a Clinton Girl. hehe Seriously, I don't know what I am but I sure love people of all kinds.

Hey to Goober, come around more often, buddy...gotta go get the kids to school...be back later.


February 22, 2007 - Msg 49872: PS-I have a mountain of laundry waiting to be washed so throw your shorts on the pile, Me-They.


February 22, 2007 - Msg 49873: Hey, Boo, you're kidding, right? Clinton girl? Yep, you've got to be kidding. --Romeena

February 22, 2007 - Msg 49874:
Hey Folks

M-T I need to come clean about something....I'm not as funny as Shecky Green. To tell you the truth I'm not quite sure if I know who Shecky Green is.

Hey to the "Good Doctor," Boo, and Romeena.

Well, I promised the kids I'd help them build an igloo. How do you suppose they put the roofs on those things?

Ro-Loved your quote above.

"I can't face life knowing there are 6 quarts of these pickles in it."

See ya'll in a bit.

February 22, 2007 - Msg 49875:
Msg 49874 was from auh2o.

February 22, 2007 - Msg 49876: Hi All.
Will it starting to be somenice wram days.
It was bad here all the cold and storm and I had some freez water line for two days.
It will be nice to git out door for some clean air.
Will it look like there is going to be two tom on the porch now, will I will go by LOVE TOM from now onHello to all the new porchsiters.
Will ben fighting what my family in Cleveland over the house there.
My borther wisf want me to stop everything and up there to help fix the roof , will win I had the house I asked for help to fix it and he said that he did not have time to help on it. But he can fine time to go camping on the weekend .

Mountain Rhapsody
Oh let me escape to the mountains
Where my spirit can flirt with the wind,
Where my muse can commune with NatureAnd know Mother Earth as my friend.
I can touch the rocks of the ages,
Watch the hawk soar with breeze.
I can hear the song of the woodthrush,
And find solace amng ancient trees.
A hush hangs over the mountains,
Nature sings her songs to me,
I behold the awesome beauty-
While my heart hears a melody.
The warming rays break over the ridge
While the shadows hurriedly flee.
The silence of a mountain morning
Plays a symphonic rhapsody.
Oh let me reteat to the mountains
Where my heart and my soul can rejoice.
I will know the presence of Almighty God
And be in harmony with Nature's voice.


February 22, 2007 - Msg 49877: Hello porch! A beautiful poem, Tom. And, Romeena, that wal-mart sounds like a horror story! Welcome back, Pappa bear. Hello Dr. Pyndyke. "I'd like to buy all the salve you have!"

Today's been a one-subject oriented day at school. It was "Writing day." We switched between all the classrooms today, and guess what we learned? Writing. Run on sentences, the writing-grade rubric, begining and ending sentences, and putting your voice in writing. Me lurnd uh lot. Yes, that is a joke, not atypo. <- Thats a typo! It's warmed up, but its coolin' down again. Hope you all are warm, safe and comfy.