March 05, 2007 - Msg 50127: Welcome back Spot. In answer to your question of if we ate good, Homemaker tried pawning off her meatballs on us at lunch. That should tell you all you wanted to know.:)


March 05, 2007 - Msg 50128: Nice sweep, Asa!
Spot, how was Helen?
I have some brownies, if anyone wants a snack.
Better catch up on the archives.

March 05, 2007 - Msg 50129: Thanks Millie. Boy I'm finding meatballs hiding all over the porch.


March 05, 2007 - Msg 50130: Thanks 10-4. This afternoon I was in the "powder room" and I could hear my 11 year old in the kitchen singing Amazing Grace. Made me smile.

Welcome home SPOT. I'm afraid I have to agree with ASA about the meatballs (whispering: I think Homemaker puts Vicks in them).

Ro, I think that if that vaccine proves safe I will probably give it to Erin later, for the reason you stated earlier. It could save her life someday.

I put my lab, Leah in the vet's today for the heartworm treatment. Hope she is feeling ok, poor baby. I get to pick her up tomorrow afternoon and then I am supposed to keep her quiet (like THAT will happen)! Sounds impossible right now.

Well, I promised Erin a game of Candy Land before bed....


March 05, 2007 - Msg 50131: Hi, all. Nice site...I really like your site ! Good job man.k

March 05, 2007 - Msg 50132: O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee,
How great thou art, how great thou art.


March 05, 2007 - Msg 50133: Found your site in google, and it has a lot of usefull information. Thanx.w

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50134: My goodness Millie. You sure have a high roof to your mouth. Thanks for that stirring rendition.

Boo, gosh I never even considered Vicks in hm's meatballs but I bet you're right. She's a fine woman but she can't cook meatballs... not a lick!

Hope Sugarplum is still doing well Romeena. Last night Barney went crackerdog on us. He does that every now and again. Just starts running around the house a hundred miles an hour... around the dining table, down the hall, in one of the bedrooms, back down the hall, back around the table. Does this for about 10 laps as fast as he can then jumps into one of our laps and wants to wrestle. So Mrs. Pumphreys name of crackerdog fits these episodes like a glove. LOL

Hope all is well for everyone.


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50135: Morning folks, Hope all is well today. Just checking in for a minute. Welcome back SPOT, hope you had a restful and fun time. Lunch will be: baked Ziti. garlic bread, salad and millies brownies for dessert. see you all at noon. gotta get to work. Big Maude

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50136: Good morning everyone. Its cold and very windy here today. Not feeling too well so I may skip out early. I would hate to miss that lunch, though, MAUDE.

All I can add to the vaccine mini-moulage is that I would probably go with the flow. I agree with the criticism, but I, like BOO, would probably want my girls to have it. After all, the best raised kids sometimes stray from the right path and make bad choices. And cervical cancer is a high price to pay. That said, I do not believe that it should be state mandated. Every parent should have a choice.

Well, back to work so I can leave early.

Can I have another lump of coal for the fire Mr. Scrooge?...


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50137: By the way, my throat is a little sore, so can someone sing "A Mighty Fortress is Our God?" It's my favorite.


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50138: A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe.
His craft and power are great, and filled with cruel hate.
On earth is not his equal.

There you go, Me-They. --Romeena

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50139: You raise an excellent point, Me-They. My immediate response is to ask whether you think polio vaccination should be left to the parents, at the risk of the child contracting the disease. Or any other killer ailment, for that matter. Should the child have to pay because the parent is squeamish or in some cases, ignorant? And now, having said THAT, I have to ask where the line is drawn in the sand. Do we just subject our children to anything the government wants to inject into them? I'm getting a headache, just trying to figure out exactly where I stand. As the king said in "The King and I" - IS a PUZZLEMENT!

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50140: Oh, that was me - Romeena. Hit the wrong key.

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50141: Fine voice, Miss Romeena. . .
It is a good thing Asa didn't sing that - we would have to get out the super sensitive microphone for him!

By the way Asa, "FORE!"
Boo, heads up. . ."FORE!"


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50142: I could be wrong, but it's my understanding that the vaccine is very expensive (300.00 for the 2 shots) and that is why they are trying to make it a mandate, so that the state would have to pay for it. It's a tough issue. I don't think you can really compare it to the polio vaccine because polio was a public epidemic and a deadly one. While HPV is a communicable disease (and can be deadly to the individual), I don't know if it's time to panic and make it mandatory....could be wrong, just my opinion. Some folks just don't like vaccines, period and with the huge increase in autism, some make the point that all the vaccines that kids get could be causing it. I did my research and decided to vaccinate my kids but I understand the concerns of parents who don't and honestly, sometimes in the back of mind I wonder if they didn't contribute to my son's many neurological problems. If you think back, those of us who are over 40 received alot less vaccines than children do now...who knows what affect that might have? As it is, though, we have to make informed choices in our children's behalf and I try to go with the odds, so I vaccinate.

I sure am enjoying those hymns! Here's another:

"On a hill far away, stands an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame.
And twas on that old cross, that the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
till my trophies at last I lay down.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
and exchange it some day for a crown."


"OUCH!!"...hey Homemaker, that hurt!

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50143: Boo, You gotta learn to duck when homemaker starts flinging her meatballs around the porch. Now we need to call the taxidermist what sewed up yer head!

Some fine sining going on here this day. Wonder what causes that?


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50144: Whoops. (blush) I meant to say fine sinGing today. (hee hee hee)


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50145:
Hi folks, very busy lately for me.
Spot MD asa, racing in Vegas this week!
VICKS, MAYO, Leg o lamb, AL Gore, Hmmm ,maybe i can get a moulage going! HA!
More later,

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50146: "Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught...
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.

The Lord has promised good to me...
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be...
as long as life endures.

When we've been here ten thousand years...
bright shining as the sun.
We've no less days to sing God's praise...
then when we've first begun.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me....
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50147: Millie

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50148: Thanks Millie.

Asa, I'm not sinnin' today!


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50149: Supper menu:grilled salmond,hush puppys,green beans,big maude slaw,tea....the Lord gave us a great day here in Ga!....a perfect 10...gona go wasn my truck....yall get in line and we will have a washing....SPOT

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50150: Hey Spot I'll say grace so we can eat. . .


Now dig in. . .

Asa, get your elbows off the table. . .


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50151: Hola, porch! Miller here. It is warming up here. I haven't posted in a while because I hasn't crossed my mind. No, I'm not sick or anything. I hope all is well on your ends of the porch.


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50152: Hey Miller, good to see you again. Glad all is well. It is warming up, eh? Just just a few short months it will be summer!

Well, have to go get ready for bible study at the drug rehab...ya'll send up a prayer for us, please. We will be talking about "Who do men think that I am?" and how important our decision about who Jesus is will be.


March 06, 2007 - Msg 50153: I don't think you're wrong, Boo. It definitely shouldn't be mandatory, IMO. What they keep leaving out or just don't talk about much is that CPV is a se#ually transmitted condition. If you are not se#ually active, you won't get it. The supporters(pushers) of this mandatory vaccination thing want kids as young as 8 to be forced to get the vaccination. There is something wrong with that in my book. They ARE in a way giving permission for se#ual conduct for kids in an already too permissive society.
Are parents so weakened by our popular culture that we should all just throw up our hands and say "well, they're just going to do it anyway" so I am going to let my 8 yr old get this? We might as well stop funding any abstinence teachings if we don't have the backbone to teach our kids right and stick with it.
If CPV is such a end-of-the-world plague we may as well mandate that kids, starting at age 8 or maybe even younger, also use birth control, because from what I have heard, se#ual activity is also the main cause of pregnancy. And then they can mandate that during the school lunch hour all kids must consume a cup of pills to fight off AIDS, since that is another disease you can contact through se#ual contact(or drug use) and we don't want our kids to get AIDS, do we?!
I'm being sarcastic but hopefully you get my point. Where does it end?
The vaccine itself isn't a bad thing. It kind of goes along with my thoughts on gun control. Are guns bad? No. It is the people who do evil things with them that are bad.
I am not against the vaccination.
I am against mandating that kids be forced to receive it however.
Sorry, but it just irks me the way our parental controls over our children are slowly being eroded.

Aren't you glad you started this moulage, Me-They? ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50154: All very valid points, folks. As I said above, I'm really not completely sure where I stand on the question. I can see both sides. The one thing that rings in my mind, though, is this. How would I answer a cancer-ridden daughter a few years down the road, when she contracted HPV from her husband, and she asks me why I chose not to protect her? Fortunately, at my age, I don't have to make those decisions anymore, but my heart goes out to those of you who do. I'm not advocating that parents stop trying to teach morality and restraint to their children, but we have to face reality as well. Kids make mistakes, just as some adults do. HPV and the possibility of a deadly cancer is a pretty high price to pay, just like AIDS and some of the other STDs that are brewing out there. I wish all children would listen and obey, but the sad truth is, they won't.
But let me waffle once more. At the same time, I don't want government telling me how to raise my children. It's really a mess, isn't it?
Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50155: Hey folks. Thanks for indulging me on my previous posts. Sometimes I really want to post, and I can't because my fingers won't work right.(So far this post has taken me 10minutes to type.) But I can copy and paste, so that's what I did. Hopefully, the fingers will improve.
Thanks again for your understanding.

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50156: daite na pivoe

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50157: daite+na+pivoe

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50158: i understand where you are coming from romeena,I really do.Hope this finds you all doing,glad to see you back.millie,god bless you,don't worry about your slow typing,just post,it is always good to hear from you.hey Miller,glad you posted!yes,I imagine you do have plenty of things to do since it is getting a little warmer,more to do outside.I love the hymns you all are posting.i'm going to post one of my favorites,just the chorus,of ,little is much,"Little is much when God is in it,labor not for wealth or fame,theres a crown and you can win it,if you'll go in jesus name".Before I close,I have to tell you this joke an amish man told"There was this city woman who drove by his farm everyday,and,she saw the calfs tied to different areas outside of the barn in the daytime.She stopped one day and told the amish farmer that she thought it was a shame that the calves were taken away from thier mothers during that time,and,she had a good mind to report him to the animal authorities.Well,she got to fussin something terrible,till the farmer finally said:Lady,thier mothers are working women and we are just running a daycare for the youngun's until thier mothers get back.The lady hushed and left,nothing more was ever said!I thought it was cute.Take care all-ky girl

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50159:
Hello porch family. Well I made it back home safe, thank the Lord. We had some good concerts.

Kinda glad I missed the meatballs though ..... VICKS..... yuck!

I haven't had a chance to read over the archives but I'll catch up.

Looks like we are in a singing mood. I have some extra mics and a sound system if we need them.

Well better get going. Praying for all my porch family. Remember...Jesus loves you!

March 06, 2007 - Msg 50160:
Hello ky girl. Didn't see ya there. I was just in Columbia,KY and Lancaster,KY this past weekend.

Spot... The grilled salmon was great. I love salmon.

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50161: Hey Miller,Rev,boo,ro,mil,sterling...asa....breakfast:eggs your way,hashbrowns,sausage links,bisquits and,milk....I got to teach a class today [its my off day] so OT,well breakfast at 7:00 est...back in a bit with supper menu...Maude or hazle or mil will yall catch the lunch menu? I will be busy....SPOT

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50162: Hey Spot - I'll do lunch for the porch. . .let's see, ham salad sammiches with pickles (dill or sweet - got em both), rippled tater chips (nobody can eat just one!), baked beans, and then there is that sideboard over there filled with homemade cookies and they will slide on down with homemade tapioca pudding. Sweet tea, lemonade, and a Holy water for all!


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50163: No meatballs? Praises be! Thanks hm, spot. It's goodbye waistline with you two here.:)


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50164: Good morning. It is beautiful here this morning; cool but not cold and the sun is coming out.

Last night the bible study at the rehab was amazing. There were 4 new girls and all four prayed to receive Christ after hearing the gospel and one of the regulars prayed. It was a very special time together, God was with us. Thank you for your prayers for the girls. Also I think I had asked you to pray that the Lord would send me a helper in this ministry and I have recieved 3 who are interested. One of them is a young woman named Tara who went with me last night. She was a great help and the girls seemed to relate to her right away. In the course of our conversation, one of the girls named Cathi mentioned that when she was 11, nobody remembered her birthday that year and another girl mentioned the same, then one of the new girls who is very quiet leaned over and told me very quietly that she never had a birthday until she was 8 because she was an abused child. Well, I had this idea that next week I would take a birthday cake and we would just have a little birthday party for everyone who was ever forgotten on their birthday. I think it will mean something to them. They don't get any kind of treats in rehab, only their three regular meals and little things mean alot to them. They are so appreciative of anything you do for them. One of the new girls (a 16 yr old, angelic looking girl) said to me last night, "If I had a million dollars, I would give it to you for coming here to be with us". She doesn't know that those words mean much more to me than any amount of money ever could.

Well, have to go get Erin ready for school. Poor Sean is still sick and now complaining of a sore throat so I guess it's time to take him to the doctor.

Talk to you all later,


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50165: By the way, MDC, I have decided to get those tracts you told me about. I think they will be really helpful, especially for the new converts. Last night when someone was discussing how sometimes we have to hit rock bottom before we turn to God for help, one of the newer girls who is obviously a tough one, said, "yea, like when you are in jail and you ask God to get you out". I had to smile when I saw the look on my new helper's face. She was raised in a Christian home and has never even seen a drug! Something about it struck me as comical.

Ya'll ready for another moulage? Did anyone happen to see Oprah yesterday about the married women who decided after years of marriage and children that they were gay? I was struck by the attitude the women had that what mattered most was their own "fulfillment", not that they were destroying their families and bringing such pain to their kids. They talked about being true to themselves...self, self, self...that's what I heard them saying. I don't understand what is wrong with saying "no" to yourself when it comes to putting your family first. Do I sound like a puritan? Anyone dare to comment?? heehee


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50166: Sorry Boo - but I don't care for Oprah and haven't for some time. So - I didn't see that episode and for the most part - our world is run by many selfish people.


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50167: Hey, ya'll. Boo, the "end-times" are coming. One of the signs will be when we become lovers of ourselves. God said ; :Thou shall not have any gods before Me.

Since we are all singin, how about,,,Jesus loves me,yes I know,cause the Bible tells me so.
Praise His name.

Thought i'd stop by, gotta do a passle of chores, hope you all have great day.

God bless,


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50168: "giraffes are selfish. . . "

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50169: Good morning everyone. It's snowing here today, but nothing like AUH2O is used to; just 2-4 inches is expected. I'm glad we have plenty of the essentials.

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50170: I didn't start the vaccine moulage, STERLING. See, BOO, I told you that you'd get me in trouble!

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50171: But, since I'm up to here in it anyway, I'll just say that I stand by what I said yesterday: even the best kids make mistakes.

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50172: We shouldn't use that as an excuse to accept whatever comes, but if my daughter ever did something like that I'd hate for it to possibly lead to her death.

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50173: So, I consider it as a sort of safety net or ins*rance policy.

ROMEENA: Regarding why I think parents and not the state should decide, it's because of the nature of the disease. I believe the state has every reason to require that kids attending their schools be vaccinated against highly communicable diseases like measles. However, HPV is not highly communicable. That's where I draw the line. Yes, some parents will not weigh the matter carefully or just won't care. Unfortunately, though, once you open that door and start allowing the state to decide such matters because of what some parents might not do, anything goes. That is scary.

Regarding the "end times," they're not coming; they're here. Not in the "Left Behind" books way, but they're here. They started when Christ was resurrected.

BOO: I don't watch Oprah either, but your commentary is exactly right on, sister. People use this excuse for everything from divorce to buying expensive things while plunging the family in debt. It's all about self-fulfillment. Well, you don't get that through relationships with people, or a job, or a boat; that only comes from one thing. Guess what that is?

By the way, you are surely a blessing to those girls.

MILLIE: No problem. You take care of yourself and don't bother about us. Any way you want to type it is okay with me.

Good to see you again, MILLER. Take care of that mom of yours!


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50174: 50169 through 50173 are all me. Sorry I had to break it up but I just couldn't figure out what was activating the censor. Sorry. Seems it was "insur*ance." FLOYD must be enforcing the Green River Ordinance.


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50175: who keep forgitting to sig name to msg. please sig thim

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50176: I believe that was Me-They, Tom. Read his message just above yours.

Sorry about mentioning you as the moulage starter, Me-They. I guess when I think of moulages, I naturally think of you. ;) Just kidding!

-Sterling Holobyte

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50177: Oh+o+ho%21+very+nice+site%21%25

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50178: STERLING: Hey!

TOM: Sorry.

Message 51077: Th+ank%+you+%


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50179: Afternoon porch, hope you all are having a good day. taking a break from work and thought I would check in a minute. Thanks for brakfast and lunch today. Hopefully I can do supper tonight..
pot roast, mashed potatoes with brown gravy,peas, slaw, homemade rolls. peach cobbler with ice cream for dessert. coffee,tea, or cola for drinks. weather on my end of the porch is windy but about 65 today. Guess I better get back to work. Prayers to all today. Big Maude

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50180: Well, Me-They, I'm glad you understand what I was getting at. I really hate it when folks are self-centered (mostly when I am...which is most of the time). God help me! Thanks for what you said about me being a blessing to the girls. They are a huge blessing to me. By the way, hope you don't get blamed for the latest moulage...hehe

Hey to Sterling, Homemaker (you are right, I'm not crazy about the Oprah show but do catch it now and then), Ronnie and Maude!


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50181: That's another thing...I used to love to watch Dr. Phil but it seems like he is becoming another Maury Povitch. This week he even had a show about Anna Nicole (as if America needed another one).


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50182: What about Anna Nicole? I've been too busy catching up on Britney Spears and Paris Hilton "news."


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50183: (Before anyone bothers to respond, that was a joke.)


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50184: Good one, M-T.


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50185: Anna Nicole who? !?


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50186: M-T - any good news about Lindsey Lohan. . .you seem to know alot about the others! :) hm

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50187: Oh, my goodness, Me-They, you are a caution! I loved your response to 50177. (Heeheehee!)

I pretty much agree that the HPV vaccine shouldn't be mandated, though not entirely. Maybe this will make my hesitancy a bit clearer. I personally don't think that government should be allowed to force me to wear a seatbelt in my own car. I know, it's for my safety, and I do wear it, but I'm not sure that government should be allowed to mandate that. What's next - some inspector entering my home to be sure I don't have any loose rugs that could trip me? On the other hand, I totally agree with the law regarding child safety seats and seat belts for older, minor children. Without it, there would be a lot of parents who would not buckle their children in, and I can picture a little head hitting the windshield. I just think that I, as an adult, should be allowed to make my own decisions regarding my personal safety. I'd probably use the belts anyway, I just don't want to be forced to do so. Now, waffling once again as I did before, I have to ask - where do we draw the line between protecting children when the parents don't, and government interfering in family dynamics? It can get to be too much, too quickly.

To remind you once more of the king in "The King and I" - here are the words of his song:

When I was a boy, world was better spot.
What was so, was so. What was not, was not.
Now I am a man, and world have changed a lot.
Some things nearly so, others nearly not.

There are times I almost think I am not sure of what I absolutely know.
Very often find confusion in conclusion I concluded long ago.
In my head are many facts, of which I wish I was more certain I am sure.

That's what the King of Siam had to say about it. I agree with him. I think. (ha)

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50188: ROMEENA: I must say that your example gave me pause, because I agree about the child safety seats. In fact, there are few things that upset me more than seeing a little kid unbuckled or in the front seat of a car (even though we were never buckled as kids and rode in the front seat--simpler days I suppose). So, I guess you'll have to cover me in syrup and call me a waffle, too.

HM: Sorry, I'm not up on the Lindsay Lohan news, but I bet it would be a safe bet that it would include a few too many. Any takers?


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50189: Well, you can call me a pancake....

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50190: Cool!.. Nice work....

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50191: Evenin' Porch Patrons! After reading all the messages, I was thinking that it would be great if I could ask the webmaster of this site to carry the banner of BBN (Bible Broadcasting Network) at Does anyone know the best way to make this request and to who?



March 07, 2007 - Msg 50192: Uh, 10-4, I don't know if that's possible, but to e-mail Floyd, click on "let me know if the porch needs a sweep" at the bottom of the page.

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50193: HM thanks for lunch today...Asa you behave!...gosh got my class taught and all is tired here....American Idol! 10!...hey 10-4,miller,mil,boo hope sean gets better [prayers],hey Big Maude we have good weather here also!...71 today...ready to get the new boat out and do some fishing!..Big Maude thanks for supper the pot roast was mouth watering!...well gona have to turn in early for a change tonight late porchsters [Mil and late night ones] got to be at work at 6 am in the morning!...just work till 2....they put down the hard wook and carpet in Miss Sherrys new house today!...almost done!...well prayers see yall at I-HOP in the morning on Asa...I will hold the door!....SPOT


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50195: Kind of rude of me to not post and then burst in and ask for prayers, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, I could use some prayers.

Deputy Warren Ferguson

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50196: I'm not sure what you mean, # 50194. Did you mean to say "this porch has gone crazy and lost sight of our show?" (meaning, TAGS)? If that's what you meant to say, I have to say that you aren't the only one that feels that way. Just skim thru the posts that you can't relate to and find one that you do like. That's what I do. A lot of people use it to have friendly discussions about all different kinds of things; like folks might actually do when sitting on their front porches.
- Hazel

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50197:
You got em DWF! good to see ya.
I have been off this week and so busy doing stuff around the house.
Boo, that is really somethuing about your rehab group. So glad you will use those tracts as they are so simple and self-explanitory. praise God.
Hope everyone else is doing ok.
Thanks for the cute joke, Ky girl!
God bless,

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50198: Spot here yall...strange post up there?....hum...well hello Hazel,MDC,dwf prayers for ya..snack time....Big Maude where are ya!...captian crunch and mayfield sweet milk whole that is]...Boo ya in there?..Mil?.Miller?...well I got to go to work at 6 am for a change in the to go to bed...see yall at I-Hop...I will hole the doors for your ladys!...Asa you leave the tip OK?...SPOT

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50199: Hasel- yes I m talking about this porch and the show.
This way a good plact to come ,

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50200: I would be glad to pray for you Warren. Keep us posted on how the Lord answers our prayers.

Thanks, MDC. It has been a tough week so far in many ways. I have felt like I have been walking through spiritual quicksand for some reason and have had a battle with anxiety this week. Please pray that the Lord would give me peace as I seek him.

I am going to bed early tonight...the kids have had me up for a couple of nights with the coughing. Hope I get to sleep tonight. God bless you all,


March 07, 2007 - Msg 50201: Pretty nice site, wants to see much more on it! :)f

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50202: I enjoy your site very much! THANK YOU

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50203:
Hey Folks

Boo- Wow, what a great post Msg 50164 and it had nothing to do with TAGS. Just something neighbors might share while they sit on a front porch somewhere.
I've been thinking quite a bit about your post last week regarding the two girls from your group that were leaving, that was powerful. I've prayed a few times for those girls, as well as the others. When I read what you do there, for those girls, I feel kinda small.

DWF-Prayers for you!

As for the HPV vaccine, I'm a little bit shocked that anyone would doubt that the government knows what's better for us than we do. Barney Frank, Ted Kennedy, Maxine Waters, come on now! Do you think people like this are only looking out for themselves?


"And he walks with me And he talks with me And he tells me I am His own..."

March 07, 2007 - Msg 50204: Be careful, auh2o, that you don't bite your tongue while it's over there in your cheek. (heehee) --Romeena

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50205: Your site is very interesting and usefulk

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50206: Hello porch,
It has been a long while since I have been around. This is Skippy. Hope all has been well. I have been so busy with work.. kids..grandkids..Life is full on my side...
Hope all is going well with everyone and will try to get back soon...

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50207: Hello, porch. Fingers working better. Don't want to get in on any of these moulages. Just stopped by to say hey. I had chemo today, and work, and I have to work a lot for the next few days, so If you don't hear from me, know that I'm ok, just busy. Prayers going out for you, Warren. Boo, you are doing such special work, prayers for you. Y'all act like somebody.

Gomer(in Barney's First Car):"Sick as a dog, but lovin' every minute of it!"

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50208: I like it and the background and colors make it easy to readm

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50209: Millie, I want to thank you for being so thoughtful and checking in to let us know what is going on. You know we worry when we don't hear from you. Thanks for understanding. have no idea what a blessing you have been to me through your last post. You may "feel small" but there is certainly nothing small about your great, big heart. I want to share something with you that is personal but I want you to know. I have always had big issues with anxiety, even since childhood. I'm sure I have some type of anxiety disorder but I have learned ways to cope over the years without medication (not that I'm opposed to it). Anyway, one of my fears that tends to come back from time to time is the fear of rejection, mainly God's rejection. While my mind knows it is irrational, I can't always get out of it's grip very easily. I have been struggling for the last couple of days and doing pretty well, but tonight I woke up at about 4am (it's 4:20 right now) and I was gripped with fear. I started to pray but didn't find much relief. I told God I needed him to tell me again that I am his and that I don't need to be afraid. Well, several years ago I was having this same struggle and the words of the hymn you quoted above were going through my mind. I wanted to so much to know in my heart that they were true and then the next day I attended bible study at church and the leader was telling a story about her own struggle with anxiety and her fear of not being accepted by God. She said that God had assured her through the words of that hymn "and he walks with me and he talks with me, and he tells me I am his own". It was a comfort to me then and was again tonight when I read it in your post above. Thanks!

Well, I think I will try to get a little more sleep before getting the kids up.

Be back later...


March 08, 2007 - Msg 50210: Hey new porchster! ..welcome...grab a handle and join..hey Boo,Skippy....come on yall lets head to I-HOP!..on Asa...Im the door man for the lady this morning!...well let me get logged in here at work...not used to the day shift..[yawn]...SPOT

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50211: IHOP On me huh Spot? Well why not. Everyone order what you want. I think I'll just have the water and crackers. :)

Well it's Thursday. You know what that means. The lunch special at the diner is the businessmans special. A hollered out tomato. Top it off with a lemon's goo-oood. Then over to the Grand and watch them change the marquee. Boy I love Thursdays.


March 08, 2007 - Msg 50212: Asa Im with ya on the diner for then to the Grand....water and crackers huh....I want rootie-tootie fresh and fruty...and a large milk....well a great day here iin ga...72 and sunny....well back to work....SPOT

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50213: Well according to Gomer, they are serving cabbage today at the diner (....that's what smells funny)...

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50214: That's one of my favorite episodes where Barney and Gomer are keeping watch on the roof and Gomer keeps dropping his gun...I just can't figure out why they keep giving it back to him (must have been in the script). hehe Gomer really played the "village idiot" part well, didn't he? And to think, Jim Neighbors said in one of the reunion shows that he didn't know anything about acting when Andy asked him to play the part of Gomer. He was a natural!

APB for Mavis...I sure would like to know how her new romance is working out...I guess pretty well since we don't see her anymore. Guess I will have to send her an email and get the details.

Better get Erin off to school. They are having a play day today in honor of the girl's basketball team (they won some kind of championship). The school principal was some kind of college basketball star I think and he does a great job coaching. It's a small school but they always seem to have a winning basketball team (girls and boys). I wish Sean was more interested in playing. I know Erin will want to play. She is really athletic and loves competition.

Later, friends..


March 08, 2007 - Msg 50215: I love that episode, Boo! Yep, Gomer is one of my favorites. There and on Gomer Pyle USMC.

Btw Boo, just how much "detail" are you hoping to get from Mavis? ;) Maybe she's not one to kiss and tell. :)
But then again, we all know what terrible gossips you women are. ;)

-Sterling Holobyte

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50216:
Romeena-Even in jest, it was hard to type.

Boo-Thanks, I have always loved that hymn (Johnny Cash's version is my favorite). "In the Garden" was song at my Grandma's funeral. The funeral was graveside and the outdoors just happened to be very still while it was sung. As the hymn ended a chestnut fell from a tree close by, it kinda caused a racket. We all smiled but it seemed, to me, that the chestnut falling was, I don't know, more than a chestnut falling. Anyway, after the service was over I walked over and picked it up, I still have it some 17 years later. Maybe, I should have planted it. But, to make a short story even longer, that hymn has always been special to me also.

Spot I-Hop sounds good, I think, we don't have them around here. But, I'll take your word for it.

Asa-How have things been in the great white west?
MDC-How are things in the great hot west?

Have a good day friends,

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50217: Hey sterling...Asa you snowed in still?..auh2o I-HOP is kinda like a fancy waffle house!..busy here at work...SPOT

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50218:

Mornin', all! Thought I'd pop in and see what's up on the homefront. I'm happy to see all is well. There don't seem to be any meatballs flyin' today. I've got some limes I could fling -- no meatballs, though.

The vaccine issue is something I've weighed heavily, for obvious reasons. What alarms me is the newness of the vaccine and its relatively limited testing thus far. I'm not putting any substance into my kids' bodies without knowing its long-term ramifications. When "that time" comes, they will just have to exercise extreme caution, until they're old enough to decide about it for themselves. It can be done. I'm uncomfortable with this whole vaccine push. Several years ago, one of my kids contracted a nail fungus. The treatment involved the use of a drug (can't remember the name) that would clear it up, but we'd had to have her liver monitored once a month, as this drug can cause liver damage. No thanks! For a serious illness, sure, but not for a nail fungus. Almost all nail fungal infections clear up on their own. Meanwhile, she kept her nails buffed and polished, and sure enough, the fungus cleared up. I'm glad I listened to my gut.

Loved all the verses to Amazing Grace, whoever posted that. Such an amazing song...

The weather here has been just gorgeous! 70s and sunny... I think it's officially spring. :-)

No salmon or meatballs here today. I made a mess of potato soup last night and I think I'll be grazing on that today.

Much love to all, and prayers to those in need.



March 08, 2007 - Msg 50219: Hey DES! Good to see you. Your story of you following your "gut" reminded me of something. I attend a small, informal prayer meeting at my church on Wed. nights and there is a woman named Katherine who comes mostly to pray for her little grandbaby, Jenna. Jenna is 3 and has a very bad seizure disorder that has left her severly disabled. She can't speak, but will track things with her eyes and is starting to coo. They are about to put her in a special school for disabled children and needed to go through testing last week. Well, Jenna started crying about 3 days before the testing day and nobody knew why. The poor child just cried night and day and the doctors told them it was due to the brain damage from the seizures. Well, Katherine got on her face and prayed hard that God would show her if there was something she could do to help Jenna. She said it just came to her that Jenna had alot of gas from the high fat diet she is on (it helps prevent the seizures). She went to the doctor and got a special tube that connected to Jenna's feeding tube and was able to aspirate the gas from her stomach with a syringe. The child stopped crying immediately. The next morning she was fussing again and Katherine repeated the procedure. Again, she stopped crying immediately and was able to go through the day of testing with no problem (and she seems to love school, I might add). There is a real lesson in this story about asking for God's wisdom in all things, because he just might give it to ya!

Can I have some of that potato soup, DES??


March 08, 2007 - Msg 50220:

I'm dishing you up a bowl right now, Boo! I make it with chicken stock, onions and a smidgen of Velveeta. Oh, and potatoes. :-) Gooooood eatin'...

Your words are wise, my friend. I pray hard on all things concerning the kids, so maybe that wasn't my "gut" after all, eh? Either way, I'm thankful.

I'm so glad little Jenna's feeling better. Poor baby... in pain and no way to convey that. She's blessed to have Katherine for a grandmama.



March 08, 2007 - Msg 50221: Soup please Des....grab a grilled cheese if ya want.....SPOT

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50222: Good morning everyone. It’s snowy here, but just a about an inch or so—just enough to make everything real purty but not impede travel.

While not wanting to jumpstart any moulages, I’d like to weigh in on a few recent topics…

First, while TAGS is certainly at the foundation of this board to my knowledge there is no requirement or even suggestion either officially or from general consent that posts be about TAGS. Instead, it is my understanding that this forum is meant to be like a “front porch” where friends can sit, relax, and post what’s on their minds. In that respect, it’s more about the “spirit” of Mayberry than about the facts of the show. I don’t recall our host FLOYD ever calling someone on the carpet for a divergent discussion. In fact, reading the archives divergent discussions is what this board is built on. If someone what to discuss TAGS trivia and trivial trivialities, they can certainly do that here but there are some great sights that are focused on doing it. I recommend Miss Crump’s also hosted by FLOYD here at It’s a great forum where even the most knowledgeable TAGS watcher will learn something. And its posters are a great bunch of people. That said, many of us love to pepper our posts with TAGS tidbits and quotes.

So, every now and again someone laments a lack of TAGS here on the porch. That’s fine (and sometimes I can sympathize). But every now and again someone (often a stranger in town) simply interjects a remark that what is going on is wrong and we should be discussing the show. Well, that’s so much hooha and I object.

Second (and this is directed at AUH2O), I find it shocking that anyone would question the integrity of a great leader like Ted Kennedy. I mean, c’mon, it’s not like he was involved in any questionable deaths or anything…uh…well, has he been involved in any lately? No. He has done more for the scotch whiskey industry than any politician I can recall. And what do you want from a politician anyway? Honesty? Good character? Good luck!

BOO: As someone who also deals with anxiety issues, I can understand how you feel. I was raised in a Pentecostal denomination that did not believe in “once saved, always saved.” As a young kid, every time I did something wrong in my head I was convinced I was going to h-e-double toothpicks. Some may think that such thoughts make a good deterrent for keeping a kid on the straight and narrow. Kids will be kids and sometimes not act in a godly manner. And that’s a heavy thought for a kid to have. In my case, it caused many sleepless hours, hand-wringing, stomach pains, and otherwise anxious hours. Even into adulthood, though I intellectually believed differently, I frequently doubted my salvation. I know now that God loves me even when I make mistakes, and He has saved me by his own grace not my actions. Still, when stuff like that gets into your head as a child it’s hard to get it out. I pray about it frequently. You are a loved child of God, BOO. When you get anxious focus on that.

Prayers for you DFW. And for the rest of you!

Well, enough of me for now. I’ll check in later.

“Hooty hoot!”

March 08, 2007 - Msg 50223: M-T - kudos for your post! Couldn't have said it better myself. . .except for the Ted Kennedy thing - I would prefer that he or someone would keep the US distillaries in business, not the scotch ones:) (And for the most part - God loves you, your family loves you and we at the porch love you too.)

Just read where the 900 pound woman who had gastric bypass surgery a couple of weeks ago passed away from a heart attack this week. There was a man from around here who just had that done - he weighed over 500 pounds. He was big! Anyway - I feel for both of their families. As someone who always deals with a weight issue - not that much weight, but enough, I know this has probably been difficult. I just feel sad for the woman's little girl.

Take care everyone and have an Otis kind of day!