March 21, 2007 - Msg 50619: Lucy-I agree, they were a smart group. Is there any thing more enjoyable (in a material sense) than a new book? Maybe, shopping for a new book. I'm gonna check out those two sites you listed. I do most of my buying at Amazon and e-bay.

Ahappynut-You can see the excitement in your post, that's great!

M-T Hey buddy, this is in the sprite of good conversation with a good friend....but, I think it matters quite a bit that "most of the violence there is the fault of the people who live in those countries." If we keep throwing our best and brightest into life and death situations that are unfixable, by outside influence, then we are cutting off our nose to spite our face. To do "something whatever the consequences," especially, when we'd be asking hundreds or thousands of troops to die, I just do not support it. Now, if countries in that region were to pony-up some troops or at the very least have our back, than maybe. I never said it was not our problem, as a Christian it is our problem. However, the reality is, there is only so much we can do. We just threw one of the greatest butchers of our time out on is ear (maybe neck). And, what did it get us, or them, instability and more death. We have one of the major Parties, in this country, putting politics over country, for the first time in our history. If they would not support the troops in Iraq, why would they support the troops if they moved them down the road? It is absolutely the burden of the Christian to do the right thing. But, I think we have found out the answer, to the question, if whether we (the U.S.) would be welcomed and supported into a country uninvited or unprovoked, even if it is to help them. Politicians at home would cut the troops off at the knees and the Europeans would do nothing except undermine us. (long live the moulage)

All that being said, if there was some consensus, among countries, to support each other and die with each other and completely clean house in the Sudan, than I'd be 100% for it.


March 21, 2007 - Msg 50620: AUH2O: Get help from Eurotrash? Bah! Your opinion is very well stated. And, of course, I am in the same spirit!

LUCY: Your went to a public school in the 1970s and never heard of Deism? That was pretty much the revitionist historians way of denying that our forefathers adhered to any meaningful form of Christianity. I thought all us kids of the 70s and 80s were indoctrinated with that! Except for Jefferson and a few others, our forefathers were not Deists but actual card-carrying Christians.

Where's SPOT and BOO? And APB for a whole lotta folks.

Y'all have a great evening.


March 21, 2007 - Msg 50621: M-T : That was not taught in my high school either, I learned about it in college, but not in high school. Of course, my high school is in the heart of the midwest and all of the teachers (or most) were card carrying Christians and those who weren't - well, they didn't speak ill of Christianity because they liked their job. I probably had more of a conservative view of history than a liberal. I am teaching my own children that same view and I monitor what is being said in their social studies class. My major fear will be the 6th grade - I don't trust the teachers of that grade level. I also do not trust the high school and will have voice if things like Gore's film are showed as gospel.

Okay - that's my point. . .


March 21, 2007 - Msg 50622: Curiosity has got the best of me, HM; why not the sixth grade? I agree with your concern and with be monitoring my own kids' history classes as they get older.

If you can't trust the man who invented the internet, than who can you trust? Hey, that sounds a lot like a saying I've read somewhere before...


March 21, 2007 - Msg 50623:
Hi all, just a quick post for today. You are all in my prayers.
ole MDC

March 21, 2007 - Msg 50624: Good afternoon, everyone. Just got back from my visit to the toe doctor, and my feet look hilarious! I've got huge dressings on both big toes, and of all things, they're purple! Big fat dressings are one thing, but do they have to be purple?? I look like a cartoon character. No pain, at least not yet. The lidocaine injections stung, but I just kept saying "ow, ow, ow, ow, ow" until the toes went numb, and it wasn't too bad. I picked up about four flats of bedding plants on the way home, guess I'll try to get them planted before my toes wake up. As for what I'll do when they start to hurt, if they do, that's what Advil is for. I can't take anything stronger than Advil or Tylenol, so those will have to do. I got through my knee surgery with just those two pain relievers, and it wasn't all that bad.

Me-They, Chad's comment to you was just about the sweetest thing I've ever heard. I've copied and pasted that little quoted conversation, and emailed it to my family and friends. Out of the mouths of babes, indeed.

Well, I'm off to play in the dirt. Will check in again later. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 21, 2007 - Msg 50625: Hello Porchsters, looks like the vernal equinox today brought an end to winter here in the Pennsylvania part of the porch. Since St. Patty's day is over I won't be needing the McFly part of my name until somtime in the future about a year from now. Maybe when O'Possum comes out from under her rock next March 17 she won't see her shadow and we'll have an early end to winter.
Marty from Mountain Top

March 21, 2007 - Msg 50626: GOSH gang..I will have to do alot of reading!...been donig yard work...put out 500 lbs of 13-13-13 today...weed and feed,red chips....yall got any left overs?....i will be at work at 8 am in the morning...can slow down then...hey boo,asa,possum,ro,TOM,Rev,,hazel,maude,miller,millie,auh20,m-t and all...watching Idol!..breakfast will be at waffle house on ME...prayers...

March 21, 2007 - Msg 50627: Hey!
Auh20- I'm glad I could help!
Me-They- Technically, I wasn't born until 1976 so I didn't even start school until 1982-1983. No, I had never heard of deitism even in my Christian school in Religion class.
MDC- I hope you're doing well.
Homemaker- We really do have to monitor what our children are learning in ALL areas of school.
Hey Ro and Spot! Boo, where are you?
Bryan is out walking and it always makes me nervous. I'm so tired, but can't sleep knowing that he's out there walking. Y'all have a great day tomorrow!

March 21, 2007 - Msg 50628: Auh20- Forgot to mention, I look at websites such as those mentioned for books. Then I see if they're at the local library. If not, and I'm really interested, then I get them on amazon. You should always utilize your local library. At least I do anyhow.

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50629:
Morning Porch

I'll get the coffee started this morning, and I'll grab some coffee-cake.
We had temp's in the 40's with rain during the night so I bet we see grass here within the week. I hope, I hope, I hope!

Lucy-Oh my yes, we hit the library once a week.

Be back after while,

RIP Catherine Seipp

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50630: M-T, Because of my travelling ways - I know what is happening in all of the schools I deal with. Right now, my oldest is in 4th grade and we are dealing with Indiana history. The teachers in 5th grade will start with more history of the United States. They are a little more conservative than the 6th grade teachers. There is one 6th grade teacher that I am not particularly fond of but because of the size of the school, my son will have him. The 6th grade teachers are a bit odd for my tastes and knowing what happens with jr. high and high school social studies classes and what is in the text books that are printed, most of the stuff is half truths. Please read your children's textbooks as they get older. Right now, Clinton and Carter are the greatest presidents that ever lived.


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50631: Pollen is killer here in at work now ...back in a bit....lunch will be ham samaches and chips and sodas...hey all and prayers...SPOT

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50632:
hm-You are so right, there is a Liberal slant in today's schools, without a doubt. Mikhail Gorbachev is given credit for ending the "Cold War," Bubba is given credit for the "peaceful" and "plentiful" 90's, ridiculous films, such as, "Super Size Me" are shown and given credence. The kids are never told that Ronald Reagan played a pivotal part in ending the Cold War or, for that matter, that the Republican Party has won 7 out of the last 10 elections. The last Democratic President to even receive over 50% of the vote was Harry Truman, 60 years ago (which is fitting, he may have been the last Democrat). I had something to say about the showing of "Super Size Me" and when that piece of dreck "An Inconvenient Truth" is shown, which it will, there will most certainly be a showdown here.


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50633:
Hey Spot, lunch sounds great!


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50634: Morning porch, been meaning to stop by for a few days now & just haven't made it yet. Wanted to say hey to everyone & let you all know, I am doing pretty good. Been busy here working, plus, as you NASCAR fans know, the race is here in Bristol this week, that adds to the busy-ness.
I have been back & forth to the Dr. for the last month or so as well, having problems with my blood pressure, can't get it down, even with meds. I am also only sleeping about 2-3 hours a night & he seems to think that is the problem with my BP. Gave me a sample of Lunesta & also of Ambien to see if it helps, so far only tried the Lunesta & let me tell you, it will make you sleep alright, but I still felt drugged all day the next day, finally ended up cutting it in quarters & that seems to work.
As for my new man, he is just AWESOME! Things are going so great with us, I never imagined I could be this happy! I have to admit, sometimes I think I am dreaming, but then realize I'm not & it is just great! I will get a pic or 2 out to Ro when I get a little more time on the computer. The way Robert & I work, we rarely have enough time together & I would rather spend my time with him, then on this computer. No offense to you Porchsters, but that is just the way I feel. Best get out & groom some puppy feet. Will "try" to get back here later or tomorrow.
Love to you all

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50635: Good to see you Mavis - thanks for stopping by and no offense taken. . .you know we are always here!


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50636: Good morning everyone.

AUH2O: Thankfully, I don't think I'll have to wage an battle over "Super-size Me" or such since the kids go to a Christian school. Not that there won't be any battles, I'm sure, but I'm sure they won't be anything like the ones I could be facing. By the way, I'm a big Truman fan. Now there was a man with integrity and guts.

MAVIS: Great to see you!

Where's BOO? Hello to the rest of you.


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50637:
M-T I agree, Truman was a great man. Good question. where is Boo?

Yeah know, in '64 LBJ did get over 50% of the vote. However, that was a pretty atypical election. I guess I should have included that one in my post but I think people were surprised that Barry did as well as he did.


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50638: Good grief! I read the stuff you folks are saying, and I just want to get on my knees and thank the good Lord that I'm not trying to raise kids in today's world. I do have grandkids, little ones at that, and I'm concerned for them, and pray for them and their parents, but it's not like having to fight the school battles myself. I just can't imagine....

Has anyone gotten that email that has as a tagline "In twenty years, there will be enough Muslim voters in this country to elect a President." Now that will make your blood run cold! Folks, if anyone thinks it's impossible for us to find ourselves under Sharia law in the U.S., think again. All they have to do is get enough people in Congress, and ultimately elect a President, and then the Supreme Court will begin to shift, and before you know it - the laws begin to change. You say the constitution would keep it from happening? You'd think so, wouldn't you? Yet, how many interpretations of that document have we seen? The ACLU is using misinterpretations to strip Christians of their religious freedom today, and a Muslim Supreme Court could use it to impose their religion on the citizenry of this country. Yes, it most certainly can happen. Not in my lifetime, but in some of yours, and certainly in your children's. It won't happen all at once, evil never works that way. It will happen one little law at a time, just as our freedoms are being eroded, one little step at a time. Scary, scary, scary!

Well, now that I've scared myself silly, I guess I'll go hunt some lunch. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50639: Hey Ro,M-t,TOM,Rev,md,mdc,possum,hazel,auh20,goober and all...Mavis I bet its a mad houde there during race week....busy here at work...gona plow my garden this afternoon and get it ready...gona be mid 80"s here sat and Sun...about time to get the boat out!...supper will be grilled chicken breast with Rev BBQ sauce,rice,green beans and apple cobbler,tea...rolls....SPOT

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50640: Hey, porch friends, just a quick visit today, I'm feeling so oogy from yesterday's chemo.
Good to see you, Mavis, prayers for your blood pressure and sleep issues.
I'm not about to get into the latest moulage, I just don't have the energy. Anyway, you all covered it pretty well.
Spot, dinner sounds great! Love apple cobbler. Can I have some "mode" on mine?
See y'all later, when I'm feeling better.
Be good and act like somebody!

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50641: Bless your little heart, Millie. "Feeling so oogy?" I would think so. You are the queen of understatement. I wish I could take a round of that stuff for you, and let you have a rest. Unfortunately, it just doesn't work that way, does it? We're praying for you, love. Hang in there. --Romeena

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50642: Howdy Folks- I'm new here and have enjoyed reading so many of your posts. I was put onto the site by an old friend,( almost 49 yrs.) who
is also an avid "griffiter. We occassionally quiz
each other with AG- Trivia, and can usually stump
one another quite well! I am from Lawrenceburg, Indiana and a granny of 2! The loves of my life,
I might add! I'm just sorry that there isn't programming on for them with the quality and morality that we grew up with.
Well, it was good to visit and I will be back again to enjoy what the group has to say.
Take care and keep whistling the tune....


March 22, 2007 - Msg 50643: Welcome, Pat! Pull up a rocker and stay a while. This porch will stretch and expand to hold as many porchsters as care to visit. We try to stay pretty close to Mayberry, but as you can see from reading the archives, we discuss a lot of current topics and concerns as well, just as the folks in Mayberry would have done on a summer evening, sitting on the porch. Drop by and visit us anytime. Choose a Mayberry name for yourself if you wish, but if you want to remain "Pat", that's okay, too. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50644: hey gang , I am mad ,danged mad .James Best is going to be here in my little corner of the porch on Saturday morning as part of the local Humane Society fund raiser ,hes going to talk about his days in Hollywood and his pets and have a meet and great afterwards ,guess what ? I have to WORK and cant change my schedule on such short notice,just found out today .Im mad ,danged mad

March 22, 2007 - Msg 50645:

Evenin', all. So sorry you'll have to miss James Best, MD. I was just checking him out at Didja know he's a cousin of The Everly Brothers? As Johnny Carson would say, "I did not know that." Nice guy, being involved with the Humane Society fundraiser. (Just as I typed that, my cat put stood up and put his paws on my knee. haha)

To Romeena and everyone either ailing or recovering, wishing you all the best.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!



March 23, 2007 - Msg 50646: Welcome Pat - I am just up the road from you in Napoleon, IN. . .we really are front porch neighbors! Get you a handle and hold on. . .

Where is M-T - no new moulages this morning!
Des - did you see the cat that can play the piano on Ellen, I think it was her show. It was great!

SPring break begins after work today - PARTY!! (That's a diet dew on ice for me!)


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50647: WHERE IS BOO!!


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50648: Morning gang...spring break there HM..wel come SPOT the cook around here..[most of the time]...hey ro,boo,m-t,possum,TOM,Rev,mdc,md,dwf,bwb,millie, maude,mavis and all....lunch will be at the spring break party on HM...back in a bit...SPOT

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50649: Hi, dropped in for a minute to let you know I'm ok. Can't read up on what I missed yet but I will later. I have been sick with a nasty case of the flu since Monday night. Been really sick and coughing my head off (I got some very sore ribs!), but I seem to be getting better now. My fever was only 101.3 during the night last night instead of 103 like previous nights and I am starting to feel alot better. I'll be back to talk to you again soon...


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50650: It's me again folks, & yes Spot it's a BIG mad house here in Bristol this week, not fun for us locals that's for sure!! Best get out there & act like somebody. See ya'll in a bit

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50651: Well - I best get to cleaning if ya'll are dropping by for the party. .some special Asa meatballs and then for the rest, Billie Burgers on the grill, some homemade tater salad, deviled eggs, some nice cherry cheesecake for dessert!
Yum, Yum!


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50652: Boo - sorry that you are ailing - here is some nice chicken soup through cyber space. Take care!


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50653: Wow, Boo, I'm sorry to hear you're feeling so poorly. Have you got anything we can loosen? I hope you get to feeling better very soon!

I would like to start a new, official moulage. However, by TAGS definition, a moulage involves a difference of opinion, or at least the potential for a difference, and I doubt there will be anyone who will disagree with what I'm about to say. Here it comes -- I HATE SPAM! I'm so sick of opening my email and finding that drivel there, dozens of them. Even with a spam filter in operation, there are at least 8-10 a day that get through, and going to my filter is like going to the city dump. I feel like I need a shower after I clean that thing out.

Why would I even go there, you may ask. Two reasons, both good ones. The filter traps three or four a day that shouldn't have been trapped. They're people in my address book, for pete's sake, but they still get filtered out, and I want to receive those messages, so have to go and pick through the trash to find them. The other reason, my email provider counts trapped spam against my total inbox capacity, and if I don't clean it out (50-60 a day), my friends will start receiving those "mailer demon" (my word for it) messages saying the box is full and the message is undeliverable. Change email providers? I could, but I'd have to give up my address, and I've used that one for many years, and am a bit partial to it. I pay Internet America $5.95 a month to handle my email and pass it through to my ISP.

It seems to me a better solution, a benefit to all of us, would be to find the two or three cretins who bite on the spam bait and thereby keep the spammers going, and tie those individuals up and put them in a dark closet somewhere, and feed them through the keyhole occasionally.

When the spammers can't sell anything, they'll eventually give up. At least most of them will. I've opened a couple of those things by mistake, and some of them are just gibberish. You can't even figure out what they're trying to sell. Just line after line of ????? or some such. What's up with that?

Anyway, that's my moulage for today. I wrote a letter to our newspaper editor this morning, saying pretty much what I've said here. Now we'll see if they print it.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50654: Boo, hope you get to feeling better real soon! Will take you awhile to get your strength back.

Millie, hope you are better today, as well.

Welcome Pat! Haven't been here long, myself. Nice porch folks. "Did you bring your stringing instrument? Got time to breathe, got time for music!" (Briscoe speaking to Andy)

Back to work...

Miss Peggy

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50655: Hi Romeena! Guess we were posting at the same time. I guess I'm fortunate that I don't get hardly any spam. Hope you can resolve that situation soon. Must be nerve racking. Maybe if you put a buckeye in your shoe and incant over it...


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50656: To add to my long message above - I meant to say we could feed them SPAM through the keyhole occasionally! It's soft, we could push it through. (heeheehee) --Romeea

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50657: Who's Romeea? Is she that woman that was with Malloy? --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50658: I've tried that, Miss Peggy. I guess I used the wrong incant. Actually, I think I get so much because I do shop online at times. I buy a lot of specimen plants, things that are hard to find at the garden centers, and I order my CoQ10 from Puritan, because it's so expensive in the stores. It's expensive with Puritan as well, unless I buy it when they're running a sale. Anyway, I think that's what has drawn them to my address. --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50659: hi all.
nice day a little rain going to git to about 70 g here.

love tom

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50660: LUNCH TIME...HM pass the tater salad...Asa quit throwing meatballs!...SPOT

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50661:
Ro-You can put me down for hating SPAM MAIL..... I also hate poison ivy.

Speaking of Spam, I must tell ya a grilled Spam and jack sandwich is yummy. Please no one post what Spam consist of.... or, German bologna ... or, hot-dogs.

Pat- Welcome! You sure are right about TV programming these days. We watch "American Idol" and "Dancing with the Stars" with our kids but I turn the channel during the commercials (after 9pm) those things are just awful.

Boo-Don't over do on the Vicks.


"What, having GEICO makes me less of a caveman?"

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50662: whats jack auh20?..i love spam...SPOT

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50663: Supper will be king crab legs and ribeye steaks and baked taters and "spam" for auh20...hee hee....ready at 7:30...then we can pitch some horse shoes.....ride go karts and 4 wheelers...SPOT

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50664: Don't worry, no Vicks for me. I have to force myself to eat so I can take my meds. I am dissapointed that I don't feel better today. The fever is lower but I still feel pretty achy and very tired. I feel like my body has been fighting a war!

I know what you mean about those commercials, Auh20. I really get upset over the barely-dressed Victoria Secret's models. Irritates me because I don't want my family watching that. Even if I were inclined to buy anything from Victoria's Secret, I would not because I wouldn't want to support them in their advertisement.

Better go lay down somewhere, ugh!...


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50665:
spot-Cheese. Monterey Jack.


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50666: Speaking of Vicks, though...the other night while I was laying in bed, miserably coughing my head off, I keep thinking...'If I only had some VICKS...'..(no kidding, I really wanted some and we didn't have any)...Homemaker, would you send my some cyberVicks along with thay cyber chicken soup?? Pretty please.


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50667: Afternoon Porch,
Homemaker- I'm partying with you, but with sugared Dew. Bryan and Nick left today for the whole weekend! I'm so excited. Just Bryson and I hanging out.
Pat- Welcome to our porch. I expect some sweet tea and pie now every day! Just kidding.
Boo- I'm so sorry that you're feeling poorly. Take care of yourself!
Romeena- How are your toes today? Are they healing well? We had quite a bit of spam for awhile. We changed our password and then it seemed to disappear. Maybe you can try it.
Millie- I'm sorry you're hurting, sweetie. You take care of yourself too.
Tom- Your weather sounds nice. Ours has gotten entirely to hot if you ask me. It was 87 in my van.
Mavis- Glad you checked in.
MD- There was a man at a chiropractor today that had your name (D.B.). This is probably silly, but were you in Atlanta today seeing Dr. Roy Sweat or is there another D.B.?
Miss Peggy- What do you do for a living?
Spot- I love go karts! Is your car green yet?
Auh20- I'm thinking of turning off our tv except for approved videos.
Well, I'm going to actually lay down for awhile. What a concept! Have a great night!
Blessings to you and yours,

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50668: Hey all. Lucy, I'm with ya on the sugared Dew....somedays that's the only thing that gets me going! Welcome to Pat, hope you stick around awhile, there's always room.
Just took a pain pill, so I hope tp be feeling better tonight.
Pass the crab legs!

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50669: Good afternoon, all. Lucy, I'm confused. What does the password have to do with spam coming to your mailbox? I'm certainly willing to try it. I'll try anything. I'm really sick of this mess.

My toes are fine. I have just had no pain. A little twinge now and then, that I'd rate about a 0.1 on a scale of 1-10. It doesn't even rate a 1. Admittedly, I have a very high pain tolerance, but there's just been nothing to tolerate. Sure beats going around with sore, tender toes from an ingrown nail.

I'm wearing that 30-day cardiac event recorder, I look like I'm wired for sound. Not that I want one of those spells to hit, but if it's going to, I hope it's in the next 30 days. I'd sure like for my cardiologist to see a tracing of what's going on when it happens. So far, all we know is that my pulse rate and blood pressure drop drastically, we just don't know why.

I'm going to a gathering of the Mongolia team tonight at the home of one of our doctors who goes every year. Our missionary and his wife, Jerry and Susan, will be there. This will be our first chance to see Susan since that awful illness she had, when we thought we were going to lose her. She's fine now, thank the Lord. It will be so nice to see both of them again.

Well, gotta run. Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50670: Romeena, Sean just got his 30-day cardiac event monitor and I will probably put it on him tomorrow. His cardiologist is determined to find out exactly what is going on with him due to our family history. It's hard to keep monitor leads on an 11 yr old boy, though! ha Hope they are able to find out what is going on with you.

I have been meaning to ask you, Ro, if you are planning another trip to Mongolia anytime soon?


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50671: Hey Ro, glad the toes are good, and you've had so little pain. Sounds like a fun time tonight, hope you have fun.
I just got word that my dear Aunt Lorene is probably going to pass in the next few days.
We will miss her, but she is ready to go. She has always been a Christian role model for me. She so much like her parents(my grandparents), and I've always admired her so much. My grandfather was a minister, and we always had such great spritual conversations at the Sunday dinner table, and Aunt Lorene always had something wise to say. As I said, we will miss her.
Kids need me, back in a bit.

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50672: Hey Boo! Are you feeling better? Good to see you.

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50673: What woman? Who's Malloy? hehe
I'm with you on the spam, Romeena. And the more places I visit on the internet, the more spam I get. For instance, I visited a weight loss site, about 4 or 5 months ago. I guess the spammers get our addys from our visits to those sites, and start bombarding us. Ever since then I get at least 3 spams each day, with the subject line something like this: "Want to lose 10 pounds in 5 days?" or "Stop dieting and finally start losing!" I delete them before I even read them. But, before I had researched that site, I never got the stuff. I get the same stuff from realty people, and car sales people; and anything I've ever researched. I'm sick of it too. I have a spam filter, but a lot of it seems to get thru.
- Hazel

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50674: I've noticed an increase in spam from sites related to something I've visited too, Hazel. As I said, the vitamins, and the garden centers. However, I get a bunch from people supposedly offering good stock tips, and I've never visited anything like that. And then, there's always the total nonsense, just gibberish, a bunch of symbols and unrelated words. I don't get it.

Millie, you're so sweet to mention my silly toes, with all you've got going. Such a minor thing, those toes, compared to what you deal with. You're definitely an inspiration to us all.

Boo, I wish you all the luck in the world with Sean's monitor. It will be a challenge. I sweated my leads off today, planting snapdragons. One by one, they fell off. I stuck them back on by putting duct tape over them. No way would they stick by themselves. Then when I came in and showered, it was very hard to get the duct tape sticky stuff off. New leads on now, we'll see how long they last. I don't anticipate another sweaty afternoon for a few days. I know, I know -ladies glow, men perspire, and horses sweat. Well, when I'm working in the yard, folks, I just sail right past glowing and perspiring and go straight to sweating.

The meeting of the Mongolia trippers was wonderful. The missionary's wife, Susan, asked me to thank each of you who prayed for her while she was so ill. She's fine now, and looks just wonderful.

To answer your question, Boo, I do hope to go back to Mongolia at least once more, but it won't be this year. Too many unresolved cardiac issues. Once that's under control, I can make plans like that. Right now, I wouldn't risk undermining the ministry by going along. If I had a cardiac event, it would mean pulling at least two people off the field to get me to Ulaanbataar, which is 4 1/2 hours away by car - the only way to get there. Even if I didn't survive it, it would still pull people off the mission to do whatever had to be done. So, I'll wait until I'm stable, and then will probably go again.

Well, now for a very late supper. I haven't eaten a thing today except some wonderful little sweets at the party, and I need some real food. MEAT! TATERS! BREAD! Anybody got any leftovers?

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50675:
Ro-We had something called Sour Cream Turkey Supreme tonight (an Italian dish with garlic bread). Fried ground turkey, onion and garlic, mixed with sour cream and cream cheese laid over pasta and covered with shredded sharp cheddar and then baked. We had plenty left over, help yourself, if you'd like.


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50676:
Millie-Prayers for your Aunt Lorene.


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50677: Hey Lucy! I'm a 'domestic engineer' a.k.a. homemaker. I have a degree in elem. ed. and taught first grade for only 6 years. I quit when I was expecting my first baby. I have homeschooled my girls for the past 7 years. The oldest will graduate this year. What a blessing it has been to be able to stay home with them!

Romeena, I'm cracking up as I get a 'visual' of you with duct tape on. Hope the docs can get you regulated. Glad your toes are better.

Prayers for Sean and Millie!

Miss Peggy

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50678: Thanks for the prayers, folks. Au2o, thanks for praying for Aunt Lorene, I really appreciate it.

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50679: Snack time! I just baked brownies....anybody want some?

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50680: Auh2o, I was just reading your post at the top of the page and I have a question. I understand what you said about not going where we aren't invited to help but seldom will we ever get an invitation from a country that is persecuting it's own people. The people who need the help can't ask for it. Does that make sense? I don't know alot about it (to my shame) but I have heard that there are many Iraqi citizens who want our help. Is that true? What will happens to them if we leave?


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50681: Very good questions, Boo, though I suspect there aren't any good answers. --Romeena

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50682: Hey Boo and Ro. Boo, what you say begs many questions. Deep. I'll be thinking about that one.
Just took more pain meds, so I guess I'll be up for awhile. Anybody wanna play Parcheesi?

March 23, 2007 - Msg 50683: Hey Millie, Peggy, Ro and Auh2o. I am feeling better tonight, hopefully will be able to sleep for the first night in a week... thanks for your concern for me.

I just found out that Sean's school will be changing their curriculum to ABEKA for Sean's grade next year. Oh boy! I know he will have a really tough time with it and we may have to make other arrangements for him. I guess I will just start praying and trusting the Lord to show us what's right for Sean (He is is always so faithful about doing that).

I have a question that I am hoping some of you might be able to shed some light on...I have some family members who have a little girl who is 5 and I think the little girl has some problems. She is very angry and just exhibits very inappropriate behavior for a child her age (ie-violent outbursts, extremely strong-willed, is almost 6 and still not potty trained). She is being raised by very gentle, loving parents who are having a tough time knowing what to do. Here is what I have a question about and I should know this since I am a nurse, but I forget alot of things these days. The little girl's biological father (who is not in the picture at all and hasn't been since the girl was 6 months old), was a serious drug addict and anti-social personality. I have heard it said about him that he didn't have a conscience, although I never knew him personally. Now I am wondering if his drug use could have caused a neurological problem in the little girl or if she might have inherited something from him that could be causing her strange behavior. Any ideas anyone?


March 23, 2007 - Msg 50684: Boo, that's sweet of you to have such concern for that little girl. As for your question, she may have inherited a propensity for some personality disorders, but I doubt neurological damage from the father. I have always thought that all kids are so different, some just need a lot more from us. Sean's little brother has always had problems because of fetal alcohol syndrome(his mother drank a LOT during the pregancy, like she always has and does) and she recently started getting a social security check for him being disabled. Guess what she spends it on? Sorry, got a little of topic there, (meds are kicking in)....but my point was going to be ...When Sean's brother is here, with us, he is perfectly fine, none of the problems he has at home have ever happened here. So I think the parents are the best tool. Firm, loving guidance. Ok, that's my 2 cents.
Have a brownie.

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50685: Okay one more cent worth...
When Sean's brother visits, every time, he asks if he can come live here. Breaks my heart.

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50686: How sad for Sean's little brother, bless his heart. It is so unfair that he has to suffer for his parent's problems. I pray your influence in his life make the difference.

Well, I think I'm going to try to go to sleep. Hope you can sleep, Millie. Nighty-Night!


March 24, 2007 - Msg 50687: 'Night, Boo. Sleep well.

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50688:
APB for AFD. Hope she and her little one are ok.
Prayers for Mrs Edwards.
Prayers for Boo. I also send a big turine of soup for you. And i wont even mention the "o" word!
Welcome Pat. You can always buy TAGS on dvd to show to the grandkids, also, Gilligans Island etc.
Spot, time to fire up the smoker. the crab legs were great, thanks Now let's have some pulled pork, fried cabbage and greens.
MAVIS- so happy for you and Beau. Is he that egg salesman? ha
AUh20- Didnt you hear that the sea will rise by 23 feet!? Arizona will not only have sand, but plenty of ocean too! haha
Ro and peg- concerning spam, I just place an upsidedown owl on top of my monitor! ha!
May the Good Lord above be with us!
Ya all have a great weekend, racing in Bristol!
Basketball too!
God bless,

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50689:

Evenin', all.

Spot, all that talk about crab legs and steak would be making me hungry had I not just finished dinner a few hours ago. I made linguini with clam/butter/wine sauce, salads and crusty bread, all with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. I have to admit -- it was pretty dang good.

Ro, glad to hear the toes aren't causing you problems.

Boo, you get on the mend soon, girl. It's too pretty outdoors to be cooped up inside, bless your heart.

HM, I completely missed the piano playing cat! I'll have to see if it's on YouTube. Thanks for the heads-up.

Much love to all...



March 24, 2007 - Msg 50690: Mornin' Dears!
It's a beautiful day! I'm so excited to drive up to my friends house in the country for the afternoon. I'd better get breakfast going for Bryson, but I wanted to sit a spell. I'm still unpatiently waiting for my 3 box sets of TAGS. I rented season 1 again from the library and watched it last night.
Romeena- I'm not sure how it will help, but it got rid of spam.
Millie- I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt Lorene. It's always sad when our role models are gone. We then have to be role models for our children.
Hazel- You just gave me a thought with the spam. If you look at the bottom of the email, does it ask if you want to unsubscribe? If so, unsubscribe. We did that and it helped us tremendously also.
Miss Peggy- I'm a domestic engineer also!
Y'all have a wonderful day!

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50691: Yes, Lucy, I've tried that. At the bottom it says something like "in the future do you want to block this sender?". And I've checked the box that says yes. All I can figure is that there must be a ton of them, and blocking them one by one doesn't do much good. I don't know. It's annoying, but I guess I don't have as many as some folks. I get a couple a day. Not dozens that I have to delete.
- Hazel

Barn: "I've been called plenty. From Chopper to Mad Dog. But one thing they'll never call me. Tattletale."

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50692: Hey gang....just been so nice here in ga I have been outside till dark every night!...go into work tonight and tomorrow night so I will be setting with yall..prayers sean and mil...busch race today Rev,goober,md,mdc and mavis....Jeff on the pole tomorrow....hey haxel,ro,boo how is the house coming?..miss sherry is still getting settled in...her grass is growing like crazy!...well let me get ready and head to the power company...lets spruce up tonight and go out for supper to olive garden and then maybe to a movie!....well Asa you behave...SPOT

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50693: MDC, fried cabbage?! That's a new one on me and I'm from the south. Am I missing something? (Watch how you answer that... :) ) I do love those greens, however.

Romeena, I sure could use your green thumb. So much I want to do in the back yard. Just don't know where to get started.

Well, my husband is rattling his keys. Guess that means it's time to get going. Check you later.

Miss Peggy

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50694: Good afternoon, all. Miss Peggy, I don't so much have a green thumb, as a well-prepared one. As for where to get started, you literally start at the bottom. You have to have good soil or you're wasting time and money. Where I live, we have clay, just mostly good for nothing. It can be made good by adding tons and tons of humus (compost), but that's expensive and takes ages. It's easier to dig out the existing soil wherever you want to plant, and backfill with purchased compost. If it's a large area, just have a load delivered. If it's just a small flowerbed, you can do it with bags of compost, but that costs more. When we started the landscaping around here, my landscaper ordered compost, and a big dumptruck backed up onto my driveway and dumped a mountain of compost, about 6 feet high and covering a 15' diameter. I don't know how many wheelbarrows went to my back yard, I lost count somewhere in the 40's. The point is, now when I want to plant something, unless it's very large, I can dig out a hole with my hand. Anything I plant, grows. I use organic fertilizer, I spread corn gluten meal and dry molasses every spring, and I mulch for weeds in the beds. I buy good bedding plant stock, and I have a sprinkler system that makes for consistent watering patterns. That all works together to make me look good!

As for fried cabbage - you know what that is! It's when you start with a little bacon and/or bacon grease in a skillet, shred the cabbage into it, cook it on medium heat, letting it brown very slightly in places, then lower the heat and cover it to steam until crisp/tender. Serve with a vinegar-based pepper sauce. Delish!

Boo, I would doubt any neurological damage from the father's drug habit (the mother would be a different story), but genetics could certainly be at work here. Also, depending on how much she knows about her father's desertion, that could be causing anger in her. If her parents are feeling any kind of guilt or pity for her, they may be over-compensating and not expecting enough from her with regard to her behavior. She may need more well-defined limits, but she definitely needs love and reassurance. That's my penny's worth.

OK, I'm off. "The man" is coming in a minute to cut all the cottonwood seed out of my trees, so there will be no cotton flying again this summer. I'm so glad I discovered that could be done. My yard is so pretty, but the cotton would ruin it, as it did three years ago. That just ain't gonna happen again! So there!

Sugarplum says hey! -- Romeena

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50695: Concerning the cabbage, Ro, as E.T. Bass would say, "You cleared up the whole thang!" Except, I just always called that steamed cabbage. That's what confused me. What you are talking about is how I fix my squash and onions. Now that's yummy!
Thanks for the gardening tips!


March 24, 2007 - Msg 50696: Wow.....beating and banging at Bristol!...end of race snack of slim jims...SPOT

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50697: Hey, Peg. I knew you'd recognize that cabbage, that's an old Southern favorite. I guess the term "fried" comes from the saute-ing (?) in the bacon grease, and that's what makes it so good, in my opinion. I do my squash and onions the same way, just like you, except I've been known to put some grated cheddar cheese over it. Of course, I'd put cheddar cheese on a brick if I thought I could chew it.

You're welcome. Gardening, like most things, starts with proper preparation. Lots of work and a little expense before you get to the fun part - planting the little bloomie things.

Now I'm off to the home of friends for a cookout. This is our "dinner club" group from church. Those who wish to participate submit their names and preferences - single, widows, no preference, whatever - and a committee assigns them to groups of eight. We meet once a month at the home of one of the members, for dinner, or go out somewhere, whatever the group decides. I'm in a group with two couples and two other widows and one single girl. Sort of a mixed bag, but we enjoy each other and have fun. Next month will be my turn again, am trying to decide what to cook. I'll think of something. Maybe I'll make meatballs, or chicken ala king.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50698: Romeena just let me know when its your turn to cook and it will be warm enough so I can cater a BBQ dinner!...all the fixing...whole hog style!...SPOT

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50699: Anybody hungry? I got cornbread and bean and ham soup, hep yerself!

March 24, 2007 - Msg 50700: Hi All.
Millie- send me of the soup bean and cornbread, because I have not had a good home cooking in years.
Will , I have not feeling good all this monthy if me mom was here she would have ben 77 years old. and on ST.PATRICK'S DAY.
Will ben busy doing all the spring cleasing in the house and outside in the rain today.
I paintme kicher what one coat tonight and do coat two sometime tonight.
Yes , Millie looking for more wrapper to used , but the one I have ben paiding is now will be stop being may, so now I'm looking for all I can git.
The name is HUBBA BUBBA ( OUCH BUBBLE GUM ) in a little tin can,

The trees pray in silence,
Their arms raised to the sky,
Giving praise and glory
To their maker on high.
The trees pray in silence,
But in the gentle breeze,
You can hear their whispers
Among the rustling leaves.


March 24, 2007 - Msg 50701: Bless your heart, Tom, I'd love to cook you a good old country-style dinner. Sure wish I could do it for you. Thanks for the beautiful poem. I have cottonwood trees, which a lot of people don't like, but I love them, because they make such a sweet and peaceful whispering sound when the wind ruffles them. Besides, they're pretty.

Had a lovely evening at my friends' house. All of us there are veterans of the Christmas Pageants our church used to present, and we had some really fun stories to share. The Pageants were quite something - even got televised once - and we were proud of them. Haven't done them in about ten years, but a modified version will be done for Easter this year. I'm not in it, will enjoy being in the audience.

Sugarplum says hey! --Romeena